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India’s Narayan Jewellers by Ketan and Jatin Chokshi makes a mark at Oscars with Mary J Blige and Olivia Wilde in their Jewellery

March, 2018: India is truly shining on global map with one of India’s most coveted Jewellery brand, Narayan Jewellers by Ketan and Jatin Chokshi creating a mark at the Oscars with celebrities Mary J Blige and Olivia Wilde sporting their stunning New York Fashion Week jewellery collection. Mary J Blige who made history at the 90th academy awards being the first person to ever receive double nomination for Original Song and Best Supporting actress, gave a soulful performance at the Oscars. For her once in a lifetime Oscars performance, Blige was dressed in a fuchsia mermaid gown and exquisite yellow rose and white gold earrings by Narayan Jewellers by Ketan and Jatin Chokshi crafted with beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced Forevermark Diamonds. With a unique three-dimensional sinuous design, these earrings feature loops set with graduated brilliant cut diamonds. Oscar Wilde wearing Narayan Jewellers at Oscars Mary J Bilge wearing Narayan Jewellers at Oscars The Indian jeweller also shined at the Oscars Vanity Fair bash as Actress Olivia Wilde sparkled in silver gown teamed with Narayan Jewellers intricately designed bracelet set in beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced Forevermark Diamonds. This achievement is a big moment for India and the Indian jewellery fraternity as Indian jeweller Narayan Jewellers by Ketan and Jatin Choshi jewellery make a mark at Oscars red carpet. “It is a very proud moment for us as two of our designs were picked up from the Forevermark suite for Oscars. We are very happy to be amongst the chosen few to be on the Oscars red carpet. And with the talented Mary J Blige choosing it for her Oscars performance and Olivia Wilde wearing it for vanity fair bash, we couldn’t have asked for more”, shared Ketan Chokshi, Co-owner, Narayan Jewellers. Narayan Jewellers was founded in 1940 by Mr. Ambalal Chaturbhai Chokshi with a vision to meld fine craftsmanship with artistry. Today, under the guidance of Ketan and Jatin Narendra Chokshi, the third generation, Narayan Jewellers has gone on to become a multi-award-winning, celebrity, and editorial favorite. A regular at the New York Fashion Week, followers of Narayan Jewellers by Ketan and Jatin Chokshi include Hollywood celebrities Dylan Penn, Lucy Watson, who sported their jewelry at the Oscars red carpet, and Bollywood A-listers such as Kareena Kapoor, Katrina, Tapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan, Bipasha Basu, Malaika and Amrita Arora, Vidya Balan, Divya Khosla Kumar, Tapsee Pannu amongst others....
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Varsha Naik represents Indian Culture at “Dancing in the Spotlight” in Symphony Space Theatre New York City

Spotlight Productions celebrated their ninth year at Symphony Space Theatre located at New York City. Varsha Naik’s Navrang Dance Academy, NJ shined at the Symphony State theatre. The only act that featured an Indian Dance form at the show – “Dancing in the Spotlight”. Varsha Naik, who is the choreographer, along with her talented team of 21 dancers proudly showcased Indian culture and art through their dance at the prestigious Symphony Space Theatre on Broadway. Spotlight Productions Celebrates in Style This Year at Symphony Space on Broadway in honor of NYFW Spotlight decided to incorporate exotic styles from around the world. It is one of the only theatrical shows in New York that welcomes a variety of over 250 performers both young and Elite, from all backgrounds and in all style including: Ballroom, Latin, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Ballet and most recently Indian Dance. Spotlight believes in creating a platform for everyone to shine. The company was founded almost a decade ago by Masha Lakhter who is the CEO. She not only produces the show each year but, is a performer as well.    For the first time ever, Varsha Naik joined Spotlight production organization with Navrang Dance Academy. It was pure magic witnessing this Indian Group. They brought such a vibrant and colorful presence to our show. The stage was illuminated by their beautiful spirits, costumes and movement. The love of dance was quite visible and our audience of 800 spectators was left with memorable impressions of style and grace. “It’s the dream for any dancer to perform on this prestigious stage and I find myself extremely lucky to have gotten the chance.  I would like to thank Spotlight Production for organizing “Dancing in the Spotlight”. Every piece of dance was spectacular, colorful and fascinating on this stage,” says Varsha. This was a huge opportunity for us to showcase one of the many Indian Dance forms and be a part of the bigger dance community,” she said. ——–Pigeon Media (Abhishek...
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New Jersey’s New Year’s Celebration in “Fitness style with Varsha Naik

Varsha Naik from New Jersey organized a unique fitness event called “Pallo Latke: Welcoming the New Year.” This event featured different types of dance and fitness lovers. Fitness is crucial to day to day life, however we are still behind to understand the concept of fitness. “A New Year’s party can be a fitness orientated event. The basic idea of welcoming in the New Year is partying, dance, and entertainment. Naik thought to have a fitness dance party in which she incorporated the ideas of a party in a fitness class.” said Naik.  In this fitness party, Naik asked all the attendees to bring a scarf, or a “Pallo” which was integrated throughout the entire event. Fitness parties are not you everyday kind of party. They are equally as fun compared to a traditional party.       Pallo latke: Welcoming the New Year is a sixty-minute workout circuit party, in which laughter and entertainment was main goal. The party began with “Laughter Yoga” instructed by Poonam Gupta. Gupta was invited by Naik and she expressed that one does not need a reason to laugh, one can laugh and enjoy themselves at any time. Next the event continued to a quick Zumba class in which Zin Varsha Naik and Zin Sumathy Iyer led the class in unique twist. They used Zumba moves to Bollywood songs which attracted many people. The event ended with a dance lesson on the new Bollywood song, “Pallo Latke” in which the attendees used their “Pallo’s.” They were also performed on Ghoomar Song from the film of Padmavati. Light healthy dinner were served at the end. The Fitness Party was a great time! No one was bored throughout the event because of the way it was designed. The event ensured that there was always something new happening every few minutes which kept the attendees’ attention locked in the event. The trainers made sure that in each dance we did, laughter and exercise was used. This combination makes working out, something that is dreadful to some, not seem like a work out, rather something that is more enjoyable. “Fitness is a lifestyle,” Naik said, “It’s even more important that as you get older to stay active. As people become fitness enthusiasts, it is a great way to share that with people in their lives. It is all about living a healthy lifestyle.” Laughter and dance is a great combination that promotes a healthy life style while having fun. ——Pigeon Media ( Abhishek Dubey...
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Ali Quli Mirza has been made brand ambassador for Anti-Drug campaign in New Jersey US

First 5time ever an Indian celebrity ,Ali Quli Mirza has been made the brand ambassador for the anti drug campaign by Christopher James Christia the governor of New Jersey who is a politician,lobbyist and attorney since 2010.Creative achievement with social awareness association have added feather on cap of dynamic personality.    Ali quli Mirza who needs no introduction and who have way ahead to go .Its really a proud movement for every Indian that an Indian celebrity with his goodwill gesture has not only entertain audience but also crating a great social impact through his awareness campaign.Its the essential duty of every celebrity not only have zest to earn name,fame and money but to take a stand and understand their responsibility towards society and the power they hold so that they can make a better change in society. ——–News By Bollywood...
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Varsha Naik launches ‘USA Dance Day’ along with Sandip Soparrkar promoting cause of acid attack

Varsha Naik of Navrang Dance Academy, New Jersey launched first ever ‘USA Dance Day’. USA Dance Day is a unique dance platform where dances from all over the world come together on one single platform promoting unity, Harmony and brotherhood between people. To further add more value to ‘USA Dance Day’ Varsha joint hands with Bollywood celebrity choreographer Sandip Soparrkar’s National Award winning initiative ‘Dance for a Cause’, the event took place at the prestigious J.P Stevens High School in Edison, New Jersey The theme of the show was ‘Stop Acid Attack on Women’. Acid attack not only happens in India but in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Cambodia, Italy and UK as well as in the United States and other parts of the world. The event started with Beautiful Anthem of both the countries USA and India followed by the Ganesh Vandana ( A prayer said before starting anything new and positive) USA Dance Day had around 15 performances where varied dance forms like -Ballet, Bollywood, Garbha, Kuchipudi, Bharatnatyam, Chinese, Hip-hop, contemporary, Pakistani, Jazz and many more were showcased. It was wonderful to witness various cultures from different parts of the world coming together for a cause. The Chief Guest of the ‘USA Dance Day – Dance for a Cause’ was – Ms. Monica Mahendra Singh who is an acid attack survivor herself. She is a strong woman and successful fashionista and an UN Women Global Youth Champion, speaking out against gender-based violence and using fashion to empower and encourage survivors to pursue their dreams. Naik also thanked the community at the press conference for the support and encouragement for the event. “The event is gaining a lot of momentum on social media already and we have participation entries from some well-known dance institutes and individuals too. Keeping in mind all the wonderful and passionate participants who have already registered we are sure the audience and the community are going to enjoy and have a great time,” Naik said. Special Guests like padmashree H.R.Shah(CEO TV Asia), Antonio N. Sabas – American Politician & Philanthropist, Megumi N. Sabas (Founding member of Freedom of Choice USA), Mr .Gulshan Chhabra ,Dr. Daniel Sussot (M.D., MPH, Specialist on General Preventive Medicine & Public Health), Prakash Patil (Mr India United Nations), Promila Suri from United Nations, Jyoti Singh from Atijeevan Foundation, Haleh Darabnia (a renowned social activist), Madhu Valli (Miss India Worldwide 2017) and many others were thrilled to see amazing performances and spoke about the issue on acid Attack. Honourable Mayor of Edison Township, New Jersey, Mr Thomas Lankey honoured Sandip Soparrkar with a Proclamation for his contributions to the art of dance and humanitarian efforts on behalf of the less fortunate. The musical drama performed by Sandip Soparrkar and Varsha Naik moved the audience. The act was so beautifully enacted and absolutely heart wrenching with a perfect message to create awareness on Acid Attack brought tears to many. Dance and Music is universal and connects people across the world.  American Dance Studios, Sowparnika Dance Academy, Centre for Kuchipudi ,Berwinart. FalunDafa , Zumba dance fitness  along with country participation like India, China , Hongkong, Pakistan , took part in International Dance Concert  to awareness  about Dance for a cause for this year “Acid Attack ” As a closing note Varsha Naik said, ‘Navrang Dance Academy promises to continue Dance for a Cause every year and we promise that each year we will try n bring to light various causes that are prevalent in the society.’ Pigeon Media-  (Abhishek...
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