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Star biz Award wins Industry praise

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Tollywood’s leading ladies, including Rituparna Sengupta, Gargee Roy-Chowdhury, Tanusree Chakraborty and Paayel Sarkar, were called up on the stage by the emcee of the evening, Paromita Chatterjee. And then, Anil Kapoor, the ageless Bollywood star, wowed the actresses, as well as the audience, with his moves to the tune of My Name is Lakhan.

The occasion was the glitzy evening of the second chapter of the Times Business Awards, Kolkata, that took place in a city hotel recently and the evening presented many such magical moments. From hospitality to health to education and other sectors – leaders like Ghanshyam Sarda, as well as small startups, were acknowledged for their immense efforts. Anil Kapoor, while talking about changes in Bollywood, said, “Now, the younger generation of actors, technicians and the businessmen has become more honest. Everything comes with more integrity There is no cash transaction. Everything is documented and perfect. And that is the key to success.”

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Ghanshyam Sarda with Gargi Roy Chowdhury

At the event, which was attended by guests from all walks of life, Rituparna said, “Business is something very different from my line of work. But I always feel there’s a connection between creativity and business. I get very charged and happy to see successful business people.”

Top 5 Big Fat Indian Weddings

‘Fairytale Weddings’ are every couple’s dream! In order to make their wedding event a memorable one, some couples spend extravagant amount of money to make it a ‘fairytale’ as well as ‘big fat Indian wedding’. Big fat Indian weddings are nothing new among India’s rich and famous. Here are a few of big fat Indian weddings that made headlines:

Top 5 Big Fat Indian Weddings

#5 Arun Nayar and Elizabeth Hurley

Big Fat Indian Wedding

This ‘East meets West’ wedding union between British model-actress Elizabeth Hurley and Indian businessman Arun Nayar was the ‘Talk of the World’ for a long time. The pair tied the knot in 2007 at ceremony at Britain’s Sudeley Castle and in India, Arun Nayar gave the reception party at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Rajasthan. Legendary Elton John performed in their wedding.

#4 Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja

Big Fat Indian Wedding - Sonam Kapoor

This big fat Indian ‘Punjabi’ wedding took place in May, 2018. There were two days of mehendi and sangeet revelry followed by a grand reception party with Bollywood’s glitterati in attendance. Bollywood actress and daughter of Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor was in a red Anuradha Vakil lehenga with regal jewellery, as she wedded businessman Anand, who looked handsome in a sherwani. Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor and Ranveer Singh made some unforgettable moves on the dance floor to the celebrities’ wardrobe choices.

#3 Abhinav Jhunjhunwala and Prerna Sarda

Big Fat Indian Wedding - Prerna Sarda

Abhinav Jhunjhunwala, son of Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Vice Chairman and Director of Anil Ambani group tied the knot with Prerna Sarda, daughter of Kolkata-based industrialist and jute baron Ghanshyam Sarda in 2012. The invitees of their wedding function was talk of the city; Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar were the stars that sparkled in the function made it a big fat Indian wedding.

#2 Mohit Marwah and Antara Motiwala

Big Fat Indian Wedding - Mohit Marwah

This big fat Indian wedding took place between Actor and son of Sandeep Marwah, owner of Noida’s Film City, Mohit Marwah and celebrity stylist Antara Motiwala in 2018. The glitzy affair was hosted at Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah, and saw a star-studded guestlist of 550 that included Karan Johar, Abhishek Bachchan, Karisma Kapoor and Shweta Nanda Bachchan, among many others.

#1 Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

Big Fat Indian Wedding - Priyanka Chopra

Their wedding celebrations went for 5 days in India’s most expensive and glamorous royal palace, Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Priyanka Chopra, the bride wore a Ralph Lauren’s 75ft-long tulle veil. Videos of their wedding celebrations went viral.

Top 5 Lavish Indian Business Weddings

Elaborate and meticulous customs, religious and sacred rituals and grand feasts – Indian weddings are known for these all over the world. The variety of cuisines, popular designer attires and the glamorous jewellery are few notable features in any Indian wedding. Indian weddings usually go for several days and the guests are treated to a lot of emotional and extravagant experiences.

Almost every Indian believe that marriages are made in heaven and they make every effort to make it divine. From designer mandaps to entertaining celebrity guests, no expense is spared!

Now, lets see Top 5 Lavish Indian Business Weddings:

#5 Gaurav Assomull and Kajal Fabiani

Top 5 Expensive Indian Weddings

Gaurav Assomull, the CEO of Marigold Group, and Kajal Fabiani got married in 2011 in Monaco. Sukhbir, famous Bollywood singer performed in their sangeet ceremony. There was a four-course dinner for the guests and a hip hop concert by famous singer Akon.

#4 Payal Bansal (daughter of Basant Bansal) and Deepak Kanodia

Top 5 Indian Business Wedding

Famous real estate tycoon Basant Bansal’s daughter Payal Bansal tied the knot with Deepak Kanodia in an extravagant wedding ceremony in Turkey. Top Bollywood celebrities like Celina Jaitley and Eesha Koppikhar performed in their wedding. 30 cooks, 130 assistants and Indian decorators were flown to Turkey to greet the guests with authentic Indian cuisine.

#3 Abhinav Jhunjhunwala (son of Amitabh Jhunjhunwala) and Prerna Sarda (daughter of Ghanshyam Sarda)

Top 5 Indian Business Wedding

Kolkata witnessed Bollywood star studded wedding ceremony of Kolkata based jute baron Ghanshyam Sarda’s daughter Prerna Sarda and son of Amitabh Jhunjhunwala, Vice Chairman and Director of Anil Ambani group, Abhinav Jhunjhunwala. India haven’t seen such star-studded high profile wedding ceremony in recent times. Bollywood stars like ‘King Khan’ – Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhishek Bachchan to name a few graced the occasion.

Prerna Sarda is a graduate from New York University and Abhinav is a Berkeley graduate works in Singapore.

#2 Alkesh Tandon and Raakhe Kapoor

Top 5 Indian Business Wedding

Rana Kapoor’s (CEO and Founder of YES Bank) daughter Raakhe Kapoor tied the knot with Dubai-based entrepreneur Alkesh Tandon (is related to the London industrialist Laxmi Narayan Mittal). at The Taj Palace Hotel in Delhi. ITC Maurya Sheraton was the venue of the wedding ceremony and top politicians like Salman Khurshid, P Chidambaram were also spotted at the wedding.

#1 Vanisha Mittal (daughter of Lakshmi Mittal) and Amit Bhatia

Top 5 Indian Business Wedding

Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal’s daughter Vanisha Mittal got married to London-based investment banker Amit Bhatia at the Palace of Versailles in France. The six-day event was held at the Jardin des Tuileres, Vaux Le Vicomte, George Cinq, Hotel Bristol and Hotel Cabaret. Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Juhi Chawla, Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee and world renowned singer Kylie Minogue graced the wedding function. It was one fairy-tale wedding in France with fireworks shot over at Eiffel Tower.

Celebrities catching up Summer Grand Party

Summer vacation is around the corner and just before they fly off for their holidays, some of the city’s well-known know faces especially like Ghanshyam Sarda gathered at a joyous get-together hosted by social activist and culturist Sundeep Bhutoria at a cit a city five-star hotel recently.

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Ghanshyam Sarda and Craig Hall Attending a Grand Party

From diplomats to industrialists to socialites and hoteliers – the city’s who’s who from different walks of life were seen engaging in banter through the evening over wine and good food. “Everybody, including me, will soon be off to holidays to enjoy the summer. So I thought of spending an evening with friends and acquaintances before we all leave,” Sundeep told us.

Damiano Francovigh, Damien Syed and Barbara at the party

The guests too enjoyed the party to the hilt. “I am going to Denmark for my holiday. It was so nice to catch up with the luminaries of the city before heading for my summer vacation,” said Birgit Holm, a hotelier. The party was followed by a scrumptious dinner with Lebanese, continental, the Italian and Indian cuisine of the menu. The guests were spotted enjoying the lovely skyline of the City of Joy from the presidential suite of the hotel.

Musicians performances at the party

Biz award wins industry praise

The Times Business Awards 2018, organised by Optimal Media Solutions — a part of India’s largest media conglomerate, The Times Group — took place in the city for the first time and how! The gala that was attended by some of the leading industrialists like Ghanshyam Sarda, Tollywood celebs like Dev and Mimi, diplomats and socialites like Umesh Chowdhary — organised an award function felicitating more than 35 leading entrepreneurs in Bengal for their contribution to retail, real estate, healthcare and education sectors. The event, initiated to encourage the entrepreneurs in Kolkata, took place at a city hotel recently.

Ghanshyam Sarda at Biz Award

Before the event was formally inaugurated, industrialists Harsh Neotia, Sanjay Budhia and Shashwat Goenka were seen engaging in a lively banter at the banquet. “I’m glad that such initiatives are being taken in the city and with such events, we can counter the notion that we are not business friendly. This will also encourage the young entrepreneurs and startups,” Harsh told.

The award function began with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. Besides Harsh Neotia and Sanjiv Goenka, Tollywood star Dev, chairman of CII Umesh Chowdhary and MD and CEO of Berger Paints, Abhijit Roy, were also seen at the inaugural ceremony. While addressing the audience, Dev said, “Everybody sitting here, in this room, is making us proud as Kolkatans. Do invest in West Bengal and do invest in Kolkata.”

Later in the evening, Shashwat Goenka, who was awarded the Most Young & Dynamic Leader, said, “I am so glad that my work has been recognised. It is really encouraging.” Tollywood actress Mimi Chakraborty, who presented the awards at the do, said, “It is an amazing evening. I am really glad to be here.”

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Care IVF, caring for you and your family

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Ghanshyam Sarda and Evelyn Sharma giving away the award to Sunaina Bihani, Dr Rajiv Agarwal and Dr Mukesh Sirohia.

With changed lifestyle and altered habits, in a country of 1.2 billion, about 20% of the couples have trouble getting pregnant and most of them go to IVF as a last resort. Three times winner of the Times Business Award as the Best IVF Centre East Zone, Care IVF added another feather in its cap by winning another award this year for the Best IVF Centre Kolkata.

Dr Rajeev Agarwal an eminent Gynaecologist; Sunaina Bihani Director of Pulse Diagnostics and Dr Mukesh Sirohia a senior Radiologist, had, at some point experienced close friends or family go through this pain. The idea of Care IVF originated from that suffering and the desire to bring the best of the world to our city of Kolkata. What started from a small 800 sq feet room has now grown into a Centre providing the best of woman’s care available across the world.

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Interesting news: Food Oscars in Kolkata

Oscars of Food! Kolkata Winners

Kolkata has always been a foodie’s paradise, which has grown all the more global and innovative in recent years said Ghanshyam Sarda. No wonder, the glitzy awards ceremony on Sunday evening saw winners in 41 categories.

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BEST VEGETARIAN (Casual Dining): CAFE 4/1 (From right) Anindya Chattopadhyay and Ghanshyam Sarda present the award to Bhavika Bhuwalka, Suparna Chakrabortti and Shreyash Baid

The Associate Sponsor for the event was Swiggy, India’s largest food ordering and delivery platform. With a vision of Changing the Way India Eats, the company has more than 20,000 restaurants partners across 10 cities in the country. Using innovative technology, the platform provides a hassle-free, fast and reliable delivery experience. Every order is delivered by Swiggy’s fleet, the largest in India, ensuring a host of customer-centric features like lightning fast delivery, no restrictions on minimum order quantity, live order tracking and customer support.

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BEST JAPANESE (Casual Dining): FUJI Sundeep Bhutoria (centre) gives away the award to (L-R) Soma, Palash and Pratyush Banerjee and Naka Yama Koji

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Ghanshyam Sarda in a Mega Painting Exhibition at ITC

Ghanshyam Sarda participates in a Mega Painting exhibition at ITC Sonar Bangla, Kolkata presented by Ashis Rahman the famous painter.

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Ghanshyam Sarda with Ashis Rahman at the painting exhibition

The city of Kolkata is well known as the cultural capital of Eastern India. It is one of the most acclaimed cities in India as far as art and culture are taken into consideration.

A variety of important events are held in the city from time to time. Several connoisseurs of art are also present in the city and the best of exhibitions are held. Recently a painting exhibition of the grand scale was organized in the city where several connoisseurs of art participated.

Ghanshyam Sarda is one of the leading business entities from the city of Kolkata. He has invested in multiple numbers of projects over the years. Considered as one of the highlights of the jute industry in India, Ghanshyam Sarda also follows a very strong inclination for art and culture. He is one of the notable faces of the social circle of the country and attends a variety of exhibitions from time to time. The painting exhibition organized at a luxury hotel of the city invited several important figures.

Ashish Rehman is one of the recognized painters from the city of Kolkata. He has a very fine collection of paintings on offer which was displayed at this particular exhibition. The paintings were finely appreciated by the guests and the important members of the Ghanshyam Sarda Kolkata group participated in the event. It was certainly an occasion to cherish for all and the paintings on offer displayed a variety of art forms.

The innovative idea and vision of Ashis Rahman as a notable painter from the city came to the forefront by organising such an exhibition of grand stature. Mr Sarda praised the painter for his elaborate work and expressed his interest to be part of such exhibitions in the near future.

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Ghanshyam Sarda Group – The means of enrichment in India

You will definitely not deny that aspects of wonder are promised at many places on earth and it will be right to call India as one of them where a personality like Ghanshyam Sarda is in business.

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As a matter of fact, this great country has defined its greatness in many ways since the beginning of its journey from the ancient days.

For example, its civilisation can highlight the country’s enriched characteristics in various ways.
The ancient Indian civilisation was peculiarly separate than those of the other civilisations of the contemporary time. The civilisation composed of various factors that added to its enrichment.

Throughout the centuries, Indian civilisation has reached many levels. This happened because many foreign rules had made their way for an establishment in the country and considerably influenced it with their own attributions.

But, it is sure that the Indian civilisation sustained its enriched and developed quality. Have you ever thought about the reasons for it?

As a matter of fact, the Indian civilisation had never seen the setting sun as the wealth of the country supported it a lot.

The agricultural fruition, a good number of freshwater rivers, a rich storage of minerals and much more provided a firm stage for an uninterrupted journey of the Indian civilisation.
It is still prominent though!

Apart from wealth, the Indian civilisation retained its splendour by trade. A strong commercial relationship with various foreign countries and, obviously, a healthy business conduct made the Indian civilisation filled with fulfilment.

The picture of trade in today’s India is illuminatingly wonderful. You can make several factors responsible for this and one of them is Ghanshyam Sarda

The Sarda Group is one of the most notable of commercial presences in India. It has proved its worth in running a successful business in multiple spheres. Apart from that, the Ghanshyam Sarda Kolkata group is going to assist the monorail project at Rajarhat. This approach of the Sarda Group is considered as a step to the project’s intensified enhancement.

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The Fair of Indian stars at Prerna Ghanshyam Sarda wedding

Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar went to Kolkata’s business magnate Ghanshyam Sarda’s little girl Prerna’s marriage to Abhinav Jhunjhunwala, child of Amitabh Jhunjhunwala (Bad habit Administrator and Chief of Anil Ambani gathering) on account of the individual inclusion of Anil and Tina Ambani of Dependence ADAG Gathering.

Kolkata-based industrialist and jute nobleman Ghanshyam Sarda’s girl Prerna wedded Abhinav on Saturday, January 28, 2012, in rural Mumbai in a customary capacity where the Anil Ambani Gathering Executive and his senior administration group was available in full quality.

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Prerna Ghanshyam Sarda Wedded Abhinav Jhunjhunwala

In a striking illustration fitting in with conventional Indian societal esteems, the wedlock between the two present-day taught Gen-Next is an orchestrated marriage. Conspicuous identities from India Inc., Bollywood big names, government officials, editors and socialites are relied upon to drop from Kolkata and Mumbai. The list of people to attend likewise included lawmakers – Association Priest Praful Patel, Kripashanker Singh, Smriti Malhotra Irani; from Bollywood – Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Anupama Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani, Prakash Jha, Madhur Bhandarkar, Gulshan Grover, Atul Agnihotri, Manmohan Shetty, Neeraj Roy, Adhuna Akhtar; from the monetary and corporate world – Kokilaben Ambani and Nina Kothari (sister of Anil Ambani), Chanda Kochar, Nimesh Kampani, Kishore Biyani, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Utsav Parikh, Ajay Kayan, Girish Mehta, and so forth. All the main businessperson groups of Kolkata including the Goenka, Bangars, Sarans and Sharmas are in Mumbai for the wedding. Unmistakable socialites from Mumbai likewise went to the function.

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Aamir Khan at Prerna Ghanshyam Sarda Wedding

The pre-wedding capacity was held at a South Mumbai lodging and the customary wedding festivities were in Bandra on January 28. The lady of the hour landed at the wedding set in a Palanquin; Anil and Tina Ambani respected the visitors at the passage and present at the power wedding were a few corporate overwhelming weights, top politicos and Bollywood stars. The food for the wedding was completely vegetarian– Bengali, Punjabi, Chinese, Thai, South Indian and Mainland specialities and extraordinary Bengali treats arranged by sweet-creators who came in exceptionally from Kolkata. Ghanshyam Sarda is the proprietor of Rs. 2,500 crore Sarda Gathering of Businesses, one of West Bengals biggest managers. Prerna was working with The Sarda Gathering. Abhinav Jhunjhunwala works with a Singapore-based firm.

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Shah Rukh Khan at Prerna Ghanshyam Sarda Wedding

Abhinav’s baraat had a few lights while Prerna went ahead a palanquin. Ninety companions of Prerna from various parts of the world went to the wedding (Saturday, January 28) and different capacities (hung on Friday, January 27). The Sangeet service hung on January 27, likewise saw Bollywood stars diving on Mumbai’s well known south Mumbai lodging. The food for the wedding was completely vegan yet with a few varieties, for example, Bengali, Punjabi, Chinese, Thai, South Indian and Mainland with extraordinary Bengali sweets as the what tops off an already good thing.

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Abhishek Bacchan at Prerna Ghanshyam Sarda Wedding

The ring function held in June 2011 in Kolkata was an “amazing” veggie lover undertaking at The Oberoi Fantastic with Chinese, Mexican, Indian, Rajasthani and Thai on the menu and a parade of stars on the list of people to attend. The star visitors incorporated the Ambani couple, Association serves Praful Patel, securities exchange master Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Utsav Parikh (the numero uno intermediary of Kolkata), Association Priest Praful Patel and Bollywood’s Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao.

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