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Thursday, 14 March 2013

The Benefit of Hindsight Campaign

I am sure that there are things we all regret or wish we had done differently. Take a look at this campaign and see if you would like to add your thoughts.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Luxury brands at the Belgian Ambassador's residence

Interesting to meet with luxury brands like Godiva chocolates at the Belgian Ambassador's residence. Having opened widely in China, they are now heading for India. Fascinating to hear about the history of the family-owned chocolate company and others. One of my Leading Lights, Rakesh Rawal, organised and chaired very well. Excellent food was served and guess what was in my goody bag!

With movie stars Shabana Azmi, Waheeda Rehman and poet Javed Akhtar at 51, Buckingham Gate

Sitting inches away from screen legends Waheeda Rehman and Shabana Azmi with her husband Javed Akhtar whom I have interviewed for the BBC was magical, since it was in the intimate and surreal environment of the Bollywood suite at 51, Buckingham Gate, the Taj group's high end apartments located next to their London hotel. The suite has its own large viewing screen with an incredible sound system. Waheeda was entertaining, narrating stories of how she imposed clauses on her film producers through her career. Shabana was very good humoured, at one point sending herself up, and the three of them happily answered questions. The session was followed by a lunch cooked by the Michelin-star Taj chef. Watch out for 51, Buckingham Gate in one of my features soon.