Friday, September 29, 2006

horsing around in bangalore

this article has been published in the Sept 15 - Oct 15 issue of Darpan, the inflight magazine of Alliance Air; it is also available on all Indian flights.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Allen Mendonca to anchor Knowledge Summit

InfoVision 2006- the Knowledge Summit, September 28-29

The International School of Information Management and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organizing a two day programme 'Infovision2006 - the
Knowledge Summit' on 28-29 September, 2006 at the Le Meridien Hotel, Bangalore.

Allen Mendonca, Journalist and Director, Raintree Media,will be anchoring the session on ‘ News and Media ; Convergence and disconnect’ scheduled from 11 am to 12.30 pm September 28. The Session will begin with a keynote By Ms. Shoba Purushothaman, Founder and CEO, The Newsmarket, USA and will be followed by a panel.The two panelists are – Mr. Ajit Balakrishnan Chairman & CEO, Rediff.Com and Ms. Abi Sekimitsu Editor, Reuters, Bangalore.

This summit is a platform for visionaries and leaders in academia and industry to articulate their visions of the emerging knowledge society. The event is expected to facilitate debate that will provide directions to knowledge initiatives at the global and regional level.

The participants at the event will be professionals in leadership positions across the academic, research and corporate organizations – Information officers, Librarians, and Information Centre heads,digital library architects and others.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Ithaca Times


The shiny new Chancery Pavilion has a couple of fine restaurants and this time we are rooting for its Mediterranean restaurant which doubles up as a coffee shop. Last Tuesday, the hotel hosted a lavish lunch: champagne flowed with bluesy music by Raman on the sax had us forgetting about work for the rest of the day. well, almost. Check it out on Page 3 of BT.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

garden of jewels


Delicate green tendrils, dainty posies of flowers - this is a garden with a difference. Check out the Le Jardin collection at Ganjam's flagship store on Infantry Road. Dazzling diamonds set in pink and yellow gold, precious pink stones and pearls have been crafted in a contemporary international style for the modern Indian woman who can swish her way through the glass ceiling in a sari or a suit.

Friday, September 01, 2006

a passion for cashmere is pashma



we have been looking for just this kind of fabric for winterwear - stylish, elegant and one that will that can keep us warm without adding bulk. Soft & super luxurious, Pashma cashmere drapes very flatteringly(there is not even a hint of lycra, so you can avoid the snughug of unsightly handles).

From ready to wear cardigans and tops to accessories like wraps, scarves and foulards, Pashma also has pure cashmere throws and cushion covers.Just right for cuddling up in front of the TV. There are also garments blended with linen and silk that work around the year.

It's retailed at Le bon Marche, Galleries Le Fayatte, Bloomingdales, Henri Bendall,Takashimaya & Mitukoshi and in India, at Delhi and at ffolio@ the Leela Galleria in Bangalore.

Pashma is made from the wool shed in the spring by the Pasham, a breed of sheep in Kashmir.