The Legacy of the Legendary Chef Tarla Dalal Upheld by Renu Dalal

~ The cookbook maestro’s daughter launched her First Cook Book – Modern Vegetarian Recipies ~

Mumbai, August, 2018:The culinary world needs no introduction to the celebrated cookbook author, TV host and renowned chef – the late Tarla Dalal. Thus it holds little surprise when her gifted daughter launched her first cookbook – Modern Vegetarian Recipies on the birth anniversary of her beloved mother at Crosswords bookstore at Kemps Corner, Mumbai.

The cookbook has various modern vegetarian recipes which are inventive, simple and easy to follow.  These recipes blend a perfect fusion of eastern and western style of cooking have been authored keeping in mind the diverse age group – children and adults, both young and old.

The book is divided into five sections, namely, starters, salads, main course, desserts and basic recipes. While some of the starters could be used as a main course or as a wholesome midday snack, the salad options are simply easy to make and cover a wide spectrum of ingredients. Several of the main dishes represent global cuisines, though with locally available ingredients. In the dessert section, the ice creams are visually appealing and delicious to taste!

The book originated as a result of the Tarla Dalal’s demise which led to a huge vacuum in the lives of her children. Thus as a gratitude to her beloved mother, Renu penned various recipes after experimenting with them in her own kitchen. Her extensive travels have also helped fuel her passion for creating vegetarian options for the modern palate.

Speaking at the launch Renu Dalal, shared, “I am very excited to launch my first cookbook. I took my first cooking class  during my growing up years . My parents loved hosting friends and family over and we used to follow the tradition of not repeating the same menus. Trying out new and innovative dishes have been a tradition in our family and its indeed a great moment for me to have penned some of the tastiest, healthy,  quick and easy to prepare recipes, which I’m sure all will enjoy.”

The launch was attended by some of her close friends and family members. The event also witnessed some patrons swearing by some of the recipes like panner wraps, baked peach yogurt, couscous and lentil salad and asparagus mousse and praising Renu’s delightful recipes.

The book is available on Amazon India and at leading bookstores accross India.

Flourishing with another edition of India’s largest B2C fine jewellery exhibition – GLAMOUR 2018

India’s largest B2C fine jewellery exhibition, GLAMOUR 2018 witnessed a mix of celebrities and influencers like Neha Sharma,Vidya Malavde, Nisha Jamvwal, Sophia Premjee, Malti Jain, Mreenal Deshraj,Monalisa and many more who dropped by to witness the best of jewellery masterpieces under one roof.

The very recently held edition of GLAMOUR (held on 27 th , 28 th and 29 th July 2018 at Taj Lands End, Bandra) grew even more as some of the India’s esteemed jewelry maestros like A S Motiwala Fine Jewellery; Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jaipur; Charu Jewels (Surat); Ghanasingh Be True; Karpagam Jewellers (Coimbatore);  Jet Gems; Mehta Brothers; Navrathan Jewellers (Bengaluru); P. Manoharlal Luxury Jeweller (Hyderabad); P C Totuka & Sons (Jaipur); Raj Mahtani Couture Jewels (Kolkatta); Raniwala Jewellers (Jaipur); Rare Heritage, A Mehta Emporium Initiative; Rawat Jewels (Jaipur); Rasiklal Sankalchand Jewellers; Shobha Shringar Jewellers; Shri Raj Mahal Jewellers (Delhi), Varuna D Jani and Zewar By Valchandson Jewellers were in attendance.


Bulbeer Gandhi, Event Director, GLAMOUR states, “On the completion of GLAMOUR’s eighteen successful years, I am grateful to all our Exhibitors, Visitors and everyone who has made this journey worthwhile. The show is not just an exhibition but it a mélange of best of curated brands and their masterpieces from across India celebrating the festivity of India fabrics”

Each jeweler resonates with the global trend and also celebrated the launch of exquisite and exclusive bridal lines for the upcoming bridal and Festive season. It indeed was an epic event; this edition over 8000 amount of  people witnessed a spectacular jewelry showcase and invested in some of India’s artistic jewels for their special someone for their special day.

Bina Modi, awarded “Women of the Decade in Business & Leadership” at Women Economic Forum Awards 2018

Delhi, August 3, 2018

A successful entrepreneur and leader, Bina Modi was awarded the “Women of the Decade in Business & Leadership” at Women Economic Forum Awards 2018, held on Friday, August 3, 2018, at Delhi.

An associate of ALL Ladies League (ALL), the Women Economic Forum (WEF) is a global conference to foster empowering conversations and connections among women committed to foster constructive change in ALL walks of life. Also present at the event were Femina Editor – Tanya Chaitanya, fashion designer – Ritu Beri, Founder of Mpower – Neerja Birla and others.

Speaking at the event, Mrs Modi said, “With a focus on empowering women, artisans and ensuring equality for them, I have been constantly working on various projects to achieve this. Receiving this award is an honour for me.”

Bina Modi has also founded and built several successful brands that respond to the niche audience; her Ego Specialty Restaurant Chain, Dessange Salon and Beacon Travels are renowned in their respective industries. Fashion brand ‘Bina’s’ is especially valued by her. Bina’s was launched with a vision to create a global market for traditional designs and embroidery. The brand experiments and is inspired by different fabrics, threads and embroideries, and antique textiles from all over the world. Bina’s  is credited with reviving and using traditional artistry such as Chikankari and Parsi Gara into modern women’s wear.

Today Bina Modi’s businesses are contributing to the legacy of US $ 2.8 billion conglomerate, Modi Enterprises.

Besides heading her successfully performing companies, she also serves on the Board many Group Companies and as a Director, Head of Family Council for Modi Enterprises.

Bina Modi is also on the CSR Committee of Godfrey Phillips India and her commitment to social responsibility and her personal zeal drives the CSR programs with focus and with the underpinned values of the Group.

Bina Modi has also been featured on ‘India’s Most Powerful Women’ a book by Prem Ahluwalia.

Jannat Zameen Hindi Film Shooting Starts In Mumbai

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