Dine like a Bong at the ‘Sonar Bangla’ food festival at The Square, Novotel Pune

Pune, April 11, 2019: ‘Sonar Bangla’ a food festival inspired from Bengal- a land best known for its literature, music, and food, will be hosted over dinner at the Square, Novotel Pune from April 12 to April 21. Get a glimpse of Bengal’s culture and delicious food at this food festival which will celebrate ‘Pohela Boishakh’ the traditional Bengali New Year.


The festival celebrates the lavish Bengali cuisine curated by Chef Subrata, a culinary master in Bengali cuisine at Novotel Pune. Get ready to gorge on some of the most loved Bengali dishes such as the Mishti Pulao, Kolkata Biryani, Bata Mach Jhal, Pona Macher Jhal, Bhoona Khichdi, and much more! While Bengali cuisine is known for its robust flavours and wholesome meals, it’s no surprise that a Bengali meal is incomplete without its sweets. Relish the all the favourite Bengali desserts such as the Rosogolla, Mishti Doi, etc. at this extravagant food affair. 


An unforgettable dining experience is set to be delivered for the guests to savour the delectable Bengali spread- dine like a Bong at the ‘Sonar Bangla’ food festival at the Square in Novotel Pune!


Date: Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 21, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm- 10:30 pm

Venue: The Square, Novotel Pune


A Goan twist to your Sunday Brunch at the Square, Novotel Pune

: With the advent of summer, a trip to the tropical land of Goa is a must, but if a getaway is not your list right now we got you covered! The Goan Theme Brunch curated by The Square, Novotel brings to the table some of the finest Goan delicacies. This Sunday transpose yourself to the land of Goa where you will be treated to some of the most celebrated Goandishes curated by the chefs at the Novotel Pune.

Goan spices and flavors are loved by people all across, and the brunch promises to deliver an authentic Goan experience to its guests. Relish dishes like the Lamb Vindaloo, Chicken Xacuti, Goan fish curry, and much more! Savor hearty meals from the live grill seafood counter and appetizing desserts such as the Bebinca, Baath and Dodol. The brunch is a sure treat for all the meat lovers out there and those who wish to have a piece of Goa on their plate this summer!

This Sunday head to the Square, Novotel Pune for an enriching Goan brunch as this enticing spread is something you don’t want to miss out on!

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019
Time: 12:30 pm- 4:00 pm
Venue: The Square, Novotel Pune

Mr. India Beardo 2019 at Amanora Mall

Pune: Amanora Mall is all set to host the Grand finale of India’s first Beardo Men’s Modeling Fashion Show.

The winners of ‘Mr India Beardo 2019’ would have many further opportunities such as, chance to work in movie, Album song, Ad shoot and short film, Fashion portfolio, Magazine shoot and chance to win exciting prizes.

So get ready for the Blockbuster show of the year at Amanora Mall.

Date – Saturday, 13 April 2019
Time – 6 pm Onwards
Venue – Oasis, Amanora mall, Hadapsar, Pune 

Cheti Chand, Sindhi New Year celebration at Sadhu Vaswani Mission, Pune – April 7, 2019

Cheti Chand- the Sindhi New Year, was welcomed amidst love, light and devotion at the Sadhu Vaswani Mission, Pune on the Sunday 7th April, 2019.

A mounted dais was created and on the pedestal was a life-like portrait of Jhulelal Saenji. Lit before him was a luminous lamp in which shone the portrait in its divine element. The décor was simple yet magnificent its own light. On entering the Mission, everyone bowed down to Jhulelal Saenji as they joined in the programme. Likewise a picturesque rangoli’s depicting the Sindhi Culture, at the entrance of the Mission, welcomed devotees attending the Cheti Chand function.

This was followed by soulful vocal rendition by Manjushree Assudani Tejwani who ushered in an atmosphere of sheer divinity.

Next was an address by the compere who spoke of Sindhi’s and their culture and how they have managed to survive the several ebbs and flows of the partition, relinquishing their lives and properties in Sindh and emerging victorious from all the ordeals while carving a niche for themselves as a community of recognized businessmen who always engage in charitable activities. This was followed by a short skit.

Finally, it was time for the messages by the Masters. A Sindhi Upadesh by Gurudev Sadhu Vaswani and Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani was played. Rev. Dada’s Upadesh on Cheti Chand was on the topic of ‘the balance sheet of life’. He said how there was a devotee who sing a song always, ‘the festivities of the Sindhi’s are everlasting’. He urged everyone to give up one evil habit and imbibe one good habit and the one habit everyone should cultivate was that of seeing the good in everyone.

The programme concluded with the serving of prasad.

About Cheti Chand:

Cheti Chand is celebrated as New Year’s Day by the Sindhi community. According to the Hindu calendar, it is celebrated on the second day of the Chaitra month known as Chet (in Sindhi). Hence, it is known as CHET-I-CHAND. (A day after Ugadi and Gudi Padwa). This year 2019, Cheti Chand falls on 6th April.

The Sindhi community celebrates this festival in honour of the birth of Ishtadeva Uderolal, popularly known as Jhulelal, the Patron Saint of the Sindhis. The day is considered to be very auspicious and is celebrated with pomp and gaiety all over the Sindhi community. On this day, people worship water – the elixir of life.

Gurdwara Shri Guru Nanak Darbar
Pune, Camp.




The celebratory season will begin soon with the festival of Gudi Padwa right around the corner.

What better way to begin the New Year than to purchase a radiant jewellery piece from ORRA!

Since Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of the New Year, many consider this day auspicious to buy new things and ORRA has the perfect jewellery for you to choose from with its range of designs at competitive prices.


Gudi Padwa is a wonderful time to welcome prosperity and happiness.

During this festive occasion ORRA encourages buyers to indulge themselves and their loved ones in something special from their range of diamond, gold and platinum jewellery.

Customers can enjoy the exciting Anniversary Sale offers with 25% off on diamond jewellery and 25% off on making charges of gold jewellery.


Ring in the festival with ORRA’s wide range of earrings, pendants, rings, bangles and necklaces, adorned with diamonds crafted for maximum brilliance.

Some of the incredible ORRA collections include the Saptapadi bridal range, the Falaq range of necklaces and a host of others.


Every occasion in India is celebrated with unmatched flair and fervor  and Gudi Padwa is no different. ORRA stores will be celebrating the festival with equal vigor and enthusiasm, keeping the festive spirit intact through the day.


With offers that are impossible to miss and jewellery that is impossible to hide, ORRA presents collections that are unparalleled in craftsmanship and design. If you wish to look your bling-best during the Gudi Padwa celebrations, then ORRA is your one stop shop for all your jewellery needs. This Gudi Padwa sparkle your way into the New Year with an ORRA masterpiece.


Over a span of 40 days, this food truck will be seen cruising across six cities covering 6761kms in the country

Pune, April 2019: Marriott International Inc. today announced the launch of Marriott on Wheels – its first-ever mobile food truck in India. Commencing its journey from Mumbai, the Marriott food truck will be seen travelling across six destinations in India, serving its patrons signature dishes and local favourites from Marriott properties in the respective cities. This food truck was unveiled at JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu by Mr Craig Smith, President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Marriott International and Mr Neeraj Govil, Area Vice President, South Asia, Marriott International along with actor and producer Saif Ali Khan.

Cruising through the cities of Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Lucknow, Pune, Madurai and Kochi, this food truck will be covering a distance of 6761 km over 40 days. Through this initiative, Marriott International Inc. aspires to manifest on the strength of its Select Serve Brands – Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield by Marriott, Four Points by Sheraton and Aloft Hotels.

Spending two days in each city, Marriott on Wheels will be stationed at some of the most popular hubs, such as Food Truck Park in Ahmedabad, Sahara Market Plaza in Lucknow and Info Park in Kochi. Upon its arrival in the city, an Executive chef from a Marriott property will be present on-board, serving a limited time menu, specially curated for the food truck. Some of the dishes served on-board would include Mutton Tikka Quesadillas which will be available in Amritsar, Karaikudi chicken wings in Madurai and Kosha  Mangsho  Kathi Roll in Pune to name a few.

Commenting on the launch of Marriott on Wheels, Neeraj Govil, Area Vice President, South Asia, Marriott International Inc. said, “We are proud to launch Marriott’s first ever mobile food truck in the country. Over the years, Marriott International Inc. has manifested its leadership in the F&B sector with the help of its exemplary chefs who hold unmatched expertise in the industry. With culinary experiences driving the focus for Marriott this year, the launch of Marriott on Wheels is yet another initiative that showcases our strength and leadership in the F&B industry.”

As part of Marriott International’s commitment to reducing environmental impacts, eco-friendly items such as containers made of bagasse and glass water bottles will be used on-board Marriott on Wheels. This will be implemented not just in Mumbai but also across all the other six cities where the food truck will be present. Sustainability increasingly plays into requested experiences, as more guests are looking to create a positive impact in local communities and Marriott International will remain committed to maintaining a sustainable environment through all the initiatives.

Schedule for Marriott on Wheels

07 – 08 April 2019: Ahmedabad – Ahmedabad Food Truck Park |Mondal Heights

13 – 14 April 2019: Amritsar – Ranjit Avenue C Block | Kabir Parikh Market

18 – 19 April 2019: Lucknow – Metro Apartment| Sahara Plaza Market

30 April – 01 May 2019: Madurai – HCL complex | Kalavasal

05 – 06 May 2019: Kochi – Lulu Mall | Infopark

14 – 15 May 2019: Pune – EON | Mariplex

Marriott on Wheels commences its journey on 04 April 2019

The Westin Pune Koregaon Park appoints Chef Amit Kumar Dash as Executive Chef

Chef Amit has been appointed as the Executive Chef at The Westin Pune Koregaon Park.

With over13 years of experience in the hospitality industry, he brings with him passion, energy and expertise in the kitchen and F&B department.

His last assignment was as Executive Chef at Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel.

Amit holds a diplomain Hotel & Catering Management from IIHM, Kolkata along with BBA in the Tourism and Hospitality industry from Visva Bharati Santiniketan.

He encompasses expertise in handling kitchen operations, achieving guest satisfaction and team management.

During the last 13 years, he has grown from being a Jr. Sous Chef-Chef In-charge to being the Executive Chef.

He has previously honed his craft in kitchens such as Courtyard by Marriott at Mumbai International Airport, Courtyard by Marriott, The Taj Connemara and ITC Hotel Park Sheraton Towers in Chennai.

At The Westin Pune Koregaon Park, Chef Amit would be responsible for planning of order and execution for all daily operations, supervise junior associates in the maintenance and cleanliness ensuring minimum wastage and controlling food costs.

He would also be responsible for overlooking F&B activities of the restaurants, handling banqueting operations for weddings/conferences and in-room dining.

Chef Amit would now be responsible for taking the culinary delights to a different level.

Amit Mishra to enthrall Punekars at Amanora Mall

Enjoy an evening at a Live Concert with the best of Bollywood hits

Bollywood sensation, Amit Mishra is all set to enthrall Puneites on 6th April at Amanora Mall, Hadapsar. So gear up to sway to the melodious voice that sung ‘Bulleya’, ‘Galti Se Mistake’, ‘Ding Dang’ and many other popular Bollywood numbers.

Come and witness a live performance amongst the best in the industry, enjoy this beautiful concert evening full of smashing hits with your friends and family only at Oasis, Amanora Mall.

Date: Saturday 6th April 2019
: Oasis, Amanora Mall, Hadapsar

Celebrate the Harvest season at Westin’s ‘Harvest Sunday Brunch’


 An ode to the farmers of India, The Westin  Pune Koregaon park, is hosting a one of a kind Sunday Brunch. Savor the best of the festive specialties at the ‘Harvest Sunday Brunch on 7th April.


Farming is an age old practice in our country and is known to hold a very special place. Keeping that in mind, The Westin, Pune, has curated a one of a kind menu for it’s patrons showcasing some of the finest dishes from every state of India. 


Relish a world of full of flavors & textures as the chefs at Daily Treats lay out a spread like never before. Guests can indulge in an array of scrumptious delicacies such as the Ambur Biryani from Tamil Nadu and other delectable desserts too.


Join in on 7th April for this specially curated festival and indulge in an extravagant brunch affair at the Westin.


Date: 7th, 14th, 28th April

Time: 12:30 onwards

Venue: The Westin Pune Koregaon Park