Delhi celebrates the spirit of Heritage motoring at 21 Gun International Vintage Car Rally and Concours Show 2017

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A 3-day Vintage Motoring & cultural extravaganza begins at India Gate

With some of the year’s most beautiful skies and temperate conditions, the 21 Gun Salute Vintage Car Rally & Concours Show, is a time for making special memories to last a lifetime. Each year, the 21 Gun Salute Heritage & Cultural Trust is honored to host India’s most premium vintage car event, the 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally & Concours Show, and this year also, the 7th edition of the event was inaugurated amongst renowned national & international car aficionados & connoisseurs of culture, art & history.

100s’ of rare marques were at display along with a grand celebration with dances, arts and culture that made the 7th edition of The 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally & Concours Show, a timeless experience. The event welcomed thousands of visitors from around the globe and many eminent guests, royal families and renowned personalities at the India Gate Grounds (August Kranti Park), New Delhi. The historic war memorial – India Gate, is located on the eastern edge of the ‘ceremonial axis’ of New Delhi. The immortal burning flame of the Amar Jawan Jyoti commemorates the martyrs’ and pays homage to the unknown soldiers who gave their lives to defend India.

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The Chief Guest for the first day of this 3-day mega event, Mr. Vinod Zutshi, Secrectary, Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India, inaugurated the display of Vintage & Classic cars and the Concours Show on the on 17th February, 2017 at India Gate.

“Every year, as a tribute to the golden era of the automotive industry, we organize this International Vintage Car Rally &Concours Show & this year we have received immense support from National & International Tourism Boards & the Ministry of Tourism.” Said Mr. Madan Mohan, Founder & MD, 21 Gun Salute Heritage & Managing Trust.

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International beauties like the 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, 1967 Rolls-Royce Phantom V and many more saloons and convertibles, from the imperial houses of Rolls Royce, Stutz, Buick, Ford, Chevrolet, Austin Martin and Bentley, like the 1922 Moon, 1927 Lanchester and 1933 Cadillac V12 7 Passenger Limousine, fully restored and in excellent mechanical & cosmetic condition were the center of attraction at the show field.

Vintage & classic cars from Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, UP, Tamil Naidu, Gujarat, MP, Maharashtra and various other parts of the country were present at the 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car rally & Concours Show, 2017.

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Elegant classical dance performances like Kathak, Kathakali, Bharatnatyam, Odissi & other distinct cultural performances from across the country like Ghoomar folk dance of Rajasthan, Banchari dance of Haryana State, Nagaland folk dance performance, Uttrakhand folk dance performance and many other cultural & classical performances were a sheer delight to watch.

Mr. Nitin Dossa, President, VCCCI – Vintage & Classic Car Club of India was also present at the show. A collector at heart, the man has a pronounced taste for vintage & classic cars. Mr. Dossa along with other VCCCI club members participated with 30 Cars at the Concours Show.

The artistic quality and authenticity of the event, affords a chance to the restored beauties to earn accolades and turn heads to this day. 100’s of vintage & classic cars from different parts of the country, won applauses as the visitors walked by. Besides, showcasing the rich automotive heritage to the world, the rally also took up a social cause of raising funds for children with special needs.

The first day of the event incorporated a full day of colorful cultural fest, representing India’s pride, glory & cultural elegance, along with an exclusive display of vintage & classic cars at the historic India Gate. An impressive fleet of more than 100, handpicked masterpieces of the bygone era, the exclusive ‘Maharaja’ cars and the magnificent display of rich heritage of India through various cultural performances, enthralled the spectators.

The brain child of Mr. Madan Mohan – one of the country’s biggest vintage car collector, inspired us with his words & passion that aims at establishing our nation as a world-class Motoring Tourism destination. Since 2011, the 21 Gun Salute Heritage & Cultural Trust has been successfully conducting the 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally & Concours Show. And the seventh edition, took the celebration, a notch higher.

History, heritage & culture along with the rare collection of machines of yesteryears attracted many visitors from the city who enjoyed the grand festivity that showcased the rich Indian legacy & narrated a vintage car-fable at India’s most celebrated-historic site, The India Gate, Delhi.

OCEEDEE DEBUTS AT THE EX-FIRST EXHIBITION

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What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you are about to wear your favourite sexy heels that you bought for the night? Is it the height? Or the colour? Or perhaps the discomfort of wearing them?

Well, we all know the answer. Indeed, beautiful shoes cannot always promise you comfort, a fact that we have all been living with.

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But not anymore, to dissect your problems OCEEDEE brings you their wide range of elegant shoes that promises you comfort from the toe to the heels. Oceedee brings to you accessible luxury that will let you walk down every day with class, panache, style and elegance adorning your feet with ease with the perfect dash of oomph!

Witness the latest collections of Oceedee  at India’s 1st online exhibition Ex-First in partnership with Google from 17th February to 19th February on http://www.exfirst.com/

Shoes Lovers!!! Mark your calendar for the month, as this unique  exhibit is sure going to set your day right for the perfect pair dating back from classics to modern-day wedding collection.

 

Date: 17th February to 19th February, 2017

Location: Online- http://www.exfirst.com/

Oceedee shoes are meticulously handcrafted using the fine leathers sourced from India combining the beautiful sole, which is hand cut to attain perfection. To check out the entire range of offerings, log onto www.oceedee.com and grace your feet with your ideal pair of footwear!

 

About Oceedee:

OCEEDEE is an accessible luxury brand for high quality shoes that inspires a sense of glamor, confidence and sensuality in the modern day woman. Passion, Innovation and Luxury are at the heart of the brand’s philosophy. These values are reflected at every level from our inspired designs to meticulous craftsmanship, and made to last quality with a promise to deliver “Fashion without compromise”.

First of its kind in India, OCEEDEE’s online design studio allows women to customize their shoes and let their imagination come alive. It is a simple and fun platform to select and customize from our capsule collections or design their own shoes. It offers more than nine billion unique combinations using close to 250 styles, 50 leathers and 13 different heels. It allows women to envision their masterpiece, personalize it, and preview their own creation before ordering their perfect pair.

Spectacular “Hunar Haat “showcasing rich & exquisite skills with Awesome Regional Cuisines

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Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today inaugurated the second edition of “ Hunar Haat “, being organized by Minority Affairs Ministry to encourage, promote and provide national and international market to master artisans / craftsmen belonging to the Minority communities from across the country.        

In an attempt to provide a platform to the minorities under one roof, artisans and craft persons is all set to showcase their work at the “Hunar Haat” to be organised by Ministry of Minority Affairs. The Event will be held from February 11 to 26 at the prestigious Baba Kharak Singh Marg in Connaught Place.

The “Hunar Haat” is being organized through National Minorities Development & finance corporation (NMDFC) under USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills & Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) scheme of the ministry of minority affairs.

Announcing this, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of State holding independent charge of Minority Affairs, said the theme would be Craft Aur Cuisine Ka Sangam.

A total of 100 artisans and 30 culinary experts will participate at about 130 stalls in the “Hunar Haat” in Delhi, which will also have a “Ustaadon Ka Bawarchi khaana” where various cuisines from different parts of the country will be showcased. The selected artisans include several Awardees from 5 minority communities.

The famed  Makrana marble products, Bandhej from Sikar, Mojri from Rajasthan, Banjara embroidery from Telangana, handmade locks and door handles along with Phool Patti works from Aligarh, Cocoon decorated products from Nagaland and Mizoram Traditional Crafts among others would be on display and sale.Cuisines from 15 states will include  Awadhi Mughlai foods from Lucknow, Dal Bati Churma and Thali from Rajasthan, Sandesh and Rasogolla from West Bengal, Malabari food from Kerala, Litti Choka from Bihar.

This is seen as an attempt to provide a platform under one roof to artisans and craft persons from the minority communities, to demonstrate, showcase and sell their products. In the long term the government plans to set-up “Hunar Hubs” in different states

KANGANA RANAUT SPOTTED WEARING SHADES OF INDIA FOR RANGOON PROMOTIONS

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Bagh speaks of love, of the Persian gardens that the poets write of, Lucknow in the days of its glory. This collection draws on themes that inspired the success of the recent Nazraana and Awadh ranges. The nobility of a courtly dress is combined with a stylish bohemianism.

The colours evoke the warmth of spring, of early flowers in blossom, of water rippling through the channels of a Persian garden. White, orchid tint, haze, almond, rose pink, are used with soft gold and silver metallic. As in music, contrasts are important. These soft colours are offset by
contemporary bohemian pumpkin orange, fuschia, yellow green and coral red used in under
garments or bold accessories.

In the tradition of courtly life, the fabrics are fine hand woven cottons, silks and precious metallic

fabrics. Exquisite textures have been developed through the use of hand crochet and embroidery.

Mother of pearl embellishment has been added in unusual ways. A major feature of the collection is the revival of vintage lace reflecting the western influence on dress in Lucknow in days of old.

Silhouettes are inspired by traditional kurtas and pajamas and by re-interpreting saris with a
bohemian look. Sari blouses have innovatively been combined with wrap skirts. In all the styles, the layering of fabrics, textures and colours brings surprises. Sharp colours in under garments create shadows beneath the softer colours that overlay them.
About Shades of India:

Founded almost two decades ago, Shades of India is internationally known as one of India’s most creative textile companies. Led by Mandeep Nagi (Design Director) and David Housego (former UK journalist), the brand combines contemporary design with the inspiring workmanship of traditional craft.

The uniqueness of its style lies in the texturing of fabrics, the coordination and contrasting of colorsand the inventive, unexpected use of surface treatment.

The company is acclaimed internationally for originality and inventiveness of its designs and has won various awards including best product awards at shows in Paris and New York. Mandeep Nagi,

Design Director, has thrice won the Elle Decor Design Award in India for fabric.

Shades of India’s product range include apparel, fashion and interior accessories, and home
furnishings. Building on its reputation, Shades of India established its own first stand-alone retail store at Meharchand Market in New Delhi in 2012 and now sells through over 20 outlets in India.

Oceedee brings an exclusive Valentine’s Day collection for every date

Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Oceedee has taken upon them to make you fall in love with your footwear with their special Valentine’s collection. Inspired by the enthralling romance and the gilded shimmer of The Kiss by Gustav Klimt, Oceedee’s Valentine’s Collection recreates the opulence of the most famous kiss in this painting.

The collection showcases a fresh color palette of gold, sea green, pink, tan and black to sweep your loved one off her feet.

Whether you have got a big date planned with your significant other, or you are giving love another chance and going on a first date, or simply having a girls’ night out, the collection offers a beautiful mix of designs for every kind of date.

If you know your affair, we have your styles. Check out below the amazing pairs designed for you –

Mary:  Not a fan of heels? No problem! Romance in style and comfort with our beautiful smoking slippers, Mary. Pair your outfit with a bright shade of Persian green or glam it up with glitter. These flats are perfect for a comfortable and elegant date.

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Tamara: Steal the show in these beautiful strappy sandals in sexy stilettos! Its gridded straps wrap perfectly on your feet giving you a sensuous look for an evening date.

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Kate: This valentine keep it classy with a pair of block heels, perfect to pair it with any outfit you have in mind for your special Valentine’s date.

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Winona: With the right outfit, these leather double d’orsays are a show stopper! Whether they are for dancing or dining, these will grace your feet all night long and put you in the center of attention!

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Oceedee shoes are meticulously handcrafted using the fine leathers sourced from India combining the beautiful sole, which is hand cut to attain perfection.

Sizzle up your romance this Valentine and make sure you log onto-www.oceedee.com to shop your perfect pair from our collection starting Rs 2,999/- onwards or send a beautiful e-gift card to your Valentine.

About Oceedee:

OCEEDEE is an accessible luxury brand for high quality shoes that inspires a sense of glamor, confidence and sensuality in the modern day woman.

Passion, Innovation and Luxury are at the heart of the brand’s philosophy. These values are reflected at every level from our inspired designs to meticulous craftsmanship, and made to last quality with a promise to deliver “Fashion without compromise”.

First of its kind in India, OCEEDEE’s online design studio allows women to customize their shoes and let their imagination come alive. It is a simple and fun platform to select and customize from our capsule collections or design their own shoes. It offers more than nine billion unique combinations using close to 250 styles, 50 leathers and 13 different heels. It allows women to envision their masterpiece, personalize it, and preview their own creation before ordering their perfect pair.