LAVINA THARANI, daughter of Reshma and Manu of HK, got engaged [Kachi
Misri] to LAVESH CHULANI on Dec 12, son of Lou and Lakhi of Manila. On
extreme left are RAMESH AND BHAVNA LOKUMAL MIRPURI. CONGRATULATIONS
YOUNG COUPLES ENJOYING A DIWALI NIGHT OUT. Some of them pictured are Kumar Ramchand, Vinisha and Sunila Belani, Vinita and Danny Chandiramani, Kareena and Prakash Rewachandani, Prerna and Ashok Sakhrani.
GOPAL got married to SANAM on October 4, and who is now known as DISHA. Gopal is the son of SHAM and SHYAMA DASWANI while SANAM is the daughter of HARESH and PAYAL MIRPURI. Both the families are from Manila.
Dada Arjan Gurnamal [extreme right, seated] celebrated his birthday at "Italianni's" restaurant, Makati. Many overseas guests flew in for the occasion. Congratulations.
UPCOMING OCCASSIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES
This September 24 to October 31, 2009, authentic Indian dishes will adorn the buffet spread of Seven Corners restaurant. Three Top Chefs from Crowne Plaza Gurgaon India will personally bring out the finest flavors of Indian cuisines, highlighting on the sophisticated usage of herbs, spices, and various ingredients, to name a few. They would also showcase products from India that will be up for sale at the Seven Corners foyer for the duration of the promotion. It is interesting to note that beside the buffet of the Indian spread, you would have a choice of other international cuisines too, all package in the same price of less than Pesos 1300 per head during lunchtime. The cost is Php 1,287.22 net for Lunch and Php 1,475.06 net for Dinner. CALL FOR MORE INFO.
SEPTEMBER 23 2009 WEDNESDAY CELEBRATION AT U.P.
The Asian Center, in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Foreign Service Institute and the Embassy of India in the Philippines, is organizing a symposium in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of Philippines-India diplomatic relations. Make it your date. While the forum is open to the public, U.P. would appreciate receiving your confirmation for purposes of reservation of seats and lunch, by calling 981 8500 loc.3581, 927-0909 or 920-3535, or emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For invitation and reservation please contact the Asian Center [University of the Philippines]
Telefax: 927 0909
INVITATION ON SEP 27TH SUNDAY
Please attend the 173th Birthday celebration of SHRI SHIRDI SAI BABA at 3.45 pm at Palm Village Clubhouse, Makati. For more details call Mukesh Vaswani 09173340067
FULL MOON IS ON OCTOBER 4 FRIDAY.
Navaratri and Dassera
Navaratri and Dassera are also long festivals celebrated over a period of ten days. The first nine days constitute the Navaratri festival. Navaratri itself means nine nights (Nava = nine, ratri = night).The term "Dassera" or "Vijayadashmi" which is the last and tenth day are derived from the word for number ten i.e. Das (in Hindi) or Dasha (in Sanskrit).
Navaratri is Dedicated to the Mother-Goddess
This festival is devoted to the Mother Goddess known variously as Durga, Kali, Bhavani, Amba, Chandika, etc. This festival is celebrated in different ways in different parts of India. The western India (Gujarat and Rajasthan) throughout the nine days, both men and women participate in a dance in which they go in circles around an object of worship. This dance style is a very popular one during this festival. The dances start after 10 p.m. and many a times they continue up to the small hours of the morning. In eastern India (especially in Bengal) this festival is the principal festival and is celebrated with gaiety and devotion through public ceremonies (Sarvajanik of Sarbojanin Durga Puja). For these ceremonies Pundals (temporary public booths) are erected. The ceremonies are conducted amidst grand prayers and mass feeding.
ALL ABOUT DIWALI:
SATURDAY OCTOBER 17TH IS DIWALI. Dhan Teras is on 15th Thursday.
BHARATI INDIAN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION'S MEGA FUNDRAISER' MAGSAYA MASTI' IS ON SUNDAY 11TH OCT 2009 AT THE DUSIT THANI BALLROOM AT 6PM.
JOIN US AND ENJOY A WIDE ARRAY OF SOUTH EAST ASIAN DELICACIES COOKED BY MASTER CHEFS AND AN INIMITABLE INDIAN CUISINE DESIGNED TO SATISFY THE MOST DISCERNING PALATES!
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF INDO-PHIL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS, THE EVENING WILL FEATURE BRILLIANT PERFORMANCES BY THE FAMED MUNTINLUPA DANCERS WHO WILL SHOWCASE THE BEST OF FILIPINO CULTURE IN A KALEIDOSCOPE OF DANCES AND RESPLENDENT COSTUMES.
INDIAN SINGER BABUL SUPRIYO WHO HAS TAKEN THE INDIAN BOLLYWOOD INDUSTRY BY STORM WITH HIS VERSATILE VOICE AND INDIAN IDOL FINALIST FROM UK HARSHI PATEL WILL ENTHRALL AUDIENCES WITH THEIR MESMERISING SONGS.LISTEN TO SONGS THAT HAVE CROSSED BORDERS AND CONTINENTS AND ARE TESTIMONY TO THE FACT THAT MUSIC HAS NO BOUNDARIES.
JOIN US IN AN EVENING THAT IS A TRIBUTE TO TWO COUNTRIES WITH ONE UNIFYING THEME OF CELEBRATION OF LIFE, LOVE AND MUSIC.JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS -DIWALI AND SPREAD CHEER .
THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS FUNDRAISER WILL HELP THOSE IN NEED AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR ACTIVE SUPPORT.BECAUSE WE KNOW YOU CARE .BECAUSE WE KNOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
TICKETS ARE PRICED AT 1500PHP FOR ADULTS AND PHP 800 FOR CHILDREN BELOW 12 YEARS OF AGE.
THE TICKETS INCLUDE FOOD, RAFFLES AND THE SHOW. SO DO RESERVE YOUR TICKET WITH US .EMAIL YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR CALL US ON THE NUMBERS GIVEN BELOW.
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SUNIL Karamchandani [in check shirt] has become the 3rd SINDHI POKER TOURNAMENT CHAMPION on August 1. He is pictured with Dilip Budhrani, organizer of the FIBL Poker Tournament. Congratulations.
Dharmesh got married to Yashoda and now who is known as Nisha. Dharmesh is the son of Nari and late Rekha Genomal of Manila, while Nisha of India is the daughter of Parvati and late Kishinchand Biyani. The wedding was held on May 9, 2009 at the Holywood Gurdwara in Pune, India. Our congratulations.
Johnny Chandiramani of Manila got engaged to Pooja Amarnani of Bacolod/Manila.
Johnny is the son of Ishwar and Priya Chandiramani while Pooja is the daugther of Prem and Nisha Amarnani.
Extreme left is Maya Chandiramani with Kareena Ramchand and the three others in the right side picture are: Sonia Murjani, Anjeli Alwani and Sneha Alamchandani.
The meeting was held at the Rockwell Club, Makati. It was truly a funfilled party with Senator of the PHilippines Leticia Ramos Shahani as the chief guest and with the attendance of about 25 children who truly flew to "Hawaii" as this was the theme. Congratulations.
HOW MUCH DO WE LOVE EACH OTHER?
Mahesh Mirpuri, son of Ashu and Pishu Mirpuri of Manila got engaged to Karisma “Karis”, daughter of Parmela and Ramesh Bhavnani also of Manila on May 16 2009. The picture is post KACHI MISRI on the balcony of one of the most beautiful Hindu Temple in the world, The Manila Hindu Temple.
YOGESH SAHIJWANI got married to SURABHI on May 3th at Hotel Shangri-La. He entered the hall [after the datar ceremony] in a CAR, much to the delight of all those present.
Yogi is the son of Dev and Gopi of Manila while Surabhi is the daughter of Viju and Gyaneswhar Paraswani of Agra
Three wonderful sisters: Bina, Angie and Sheelu.
Hey, that's Arrun "Jeff" Mirpuri celebrating his birthday with wife Roshni, Parents Ramesh and Bhavna and Uncle Lakhi Chugani
Held on March 21 at Kublais Magallanes, Manila
||NAVIN SADARANGANI got engaged to BHAKTI KHEMANI of India. Ishwar and Kalpana are from Manila/Cebu while the would be bride is the daughter of Shalu and Vishnu. Congratulation.
2009 Immigration Book Launched
Mark and Serla Russel celebrating New year
Gordon Sadhwani and Haresh Mukhi and their families celebrating New Year
Seven beauties of Manila
Shena Mirpuri, Pratima Chandnani, Roshni Mohnani and the Paryani sisters: Vinni, Heena, Bhavna with the 7th beauty VIHAANA HATHIRAMANI.
Taizoon and Edith Khorakiwala and their son were in Manila recently. She is pictured with Ram Sitaldas, Vishnu Hathiramani and Frankie Gangwani of the
Indian chamber of Commerce, Manila
. Edith is now the India head of the 'NAMASTE PHILIPPINES MABUHAY INDIA
", a 2009 year long celebration for 60
years of Philippines India
Diplomatic relationship. Log on to www.namastemabuhay.com
for more details.