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Y OUR P ERSONAL C OPY
HISTORY
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Dear members
Dear members
Dear members
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Sunil Singh
Chairman
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Air India
Al Shirawi Trading & Contracting
Amar Traders
Builders Merchants
Dubai Trading Co
Geebee Trading
Hemchand Brothers
International Traders (ME) Ltd
Jeevan Traders
Jumbo Electronics
K M Brothers
Maghanmal Jethanand
Narain R Sawlani
Narsingdas Naraindas
P G Trading Co
Purshottam Kanji Pawani (Late)
Regal Traders
Sudhama Traders
Umrao Singh (Late)
Vasudev Chainani
which had a rock flavor, the ever so
sweet X’mas Party, the ‘masti
bhara’ New Years’ eve Gala, the
musically eclectic Club Annual
Day, the multi enthralling Annual
MNC Gala Dinner, the screening of
the humorous and very ‘real’
movie 3 Idiots, the serene ladies
trip to Abu Dhabi…all of these
were so enthusiastically received
by you. It gives us immense satisfaction when our efforts are appreciated by one and all.
Entire families were kept on
their toes at the sports meet. Well, a
little pain but plenty to gain.
We promise that the momentum
won’t go down. On the anvil, we
have a picnic to Oman for the
adventurous, the Valentine’s Ball
for the quintessential lovebirds,
Holi celebrations for the colorfully
inclined, two plays and Cheti
Chand all lined up in the coming
weeks.
2010 will be another year to
remember at the IC…
Cheers.
Sunil Singh
Chairman
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Sunil Singh
Siddharth Balachandran
Mahendra Pancholia
Mohan Valrani
Bharat Chachara
Chairman
Vice Chairman
ExOfficio Chairman
Advisor
General Manager
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sunil Singh
Chairman
Siddharth Balachandran Vice Chairman
Mahendra Pancholia
ExOfficio Chairman
Mohan Valrani
Advisor
Bharat Chachara
General Manager
A K Prakashan
Chetna Shastri
Deepak Jethwani
Irfan Izhar
Kamlesh Bhatia
Manu Mehta Dr
Naresh Chainani
Pansy Lobo
Pratap Rangwani
Ratnakar Shetty
Shobhana Chandramohan
Sunil Pathak
Sunil Sawlani
Sunita Maheswari
Tasleem Karmali
Vikram Shroff
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Cover: Sunil Singh, Chairman
India Club receiving memento
from Indian President Pratibha
Patil
ew year’s greetings to all
of you. 2009 ended on a real high
with a visit by the Executive
Committee to meet the President of
India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh
Patil at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in
New Delhi. I briefed the first lady
of India about the history, activities and the initiatives taken by
India Club in contributing to the
social togetherness and harmony
amongst the populace here. It was
a proud moment for all of us at the
Club that the year 2009 started off
with the Club winning the DQAP
at the hands of H.E. Shaikh
Mohammed bin Rashid Al
Maktoum, the Prime Minister and
Vice President of the UAE and
ruler of Dubai. The same year concluded with a meeting with Smt.
Pratibha Patil, the President of
India. The details of the visit will
be found within the pages of this
magazine.
We have been having an amazing
array of events this past quarter
with, practically one major event
every week and all of them have
been met with a huge response
from all of you. The Biker’s Ball
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WE at the India Club magazine, would love to hear from you. Just about anything will
do, something you’d like to share with us — a suggestion, a complaint, gossip or simply
pure praise! We’ll be happy to put it across for you in your favourite magazine. And
what’s more, there’s a reward for your efforts. The best letter gets a fantastic prize
— a Dh-100 gift voucher from India Club. So go ahead and keep writing...and drop in
those letters at the India Club mail box now!
LEATHER & CHROME
ANNUAL DAY
s the sun slowly set and the
lights came on, the stage
was set for the the tough men
and women in their finest
leather and polished chrome to
come together once again to
celebrate the India club's bikers
ball.
Around 40 bikes roared into
the specially prepared
enclosure within the club and
leading the pack was Jai
Mansukhani. With an
enthusiastic crowd cheering on,
the sound of thunder filled the
arena. On display were some
of the finest machines from the
fastest Hayabusa's, BMW's,
Honda's to a lot of Harley's.
Harley riders were seen trying
the Royal Enfield which had a
specially prepared display. A
throw back to their younger
days and thier first love one
must presume.
The evening started with a
band performance from the
'Puckers' who had some
technical problems with their
guitar but nevertheless put up
some sound music. Next time
they could invite the bikers for
an Informal Karaoke rock
session, 'Bikers Rock'. Prizes
were awarded for the best three
bikes and there was even a
'noisiest machine' contest which
the Harleys won hands down.
With some lovely 70's music by
DJ Fini, drinks, dancing and a
lavish spread for dinner a good
time was had by all
Till next year........ Ride Safe.
ad a great time at the 46th
Club Annual Day
celebrations. The party was
organized very well as usual.
The food was great.
Unfortunately, Neeraj Shridhar
lost his voice which was a bit
disappointing and unfortunate.
However, the back-up band was
excellent.
All the same, we enjoyed the
party.
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Manoj Aswani
Membership No. 4344
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Rajesh Manghnani
Membership No. 2947
MNC GALA DINNER
t is with great pleasure that I
Iam writing to you. The
recently held MNC function was
a great event and a thoroughly
enjoyable evening. The
programme conducted by the
club was magnificent and, true
to tradition of MNC the annual
dinner was very glamorous.
The violinist welcoming guests
at the entrance, scintillating
dancers performing on an
international dance
theme...magicians doing
amazing tricks. The highlight of
the day of course were the pole
dancers who danced right in
the midst of the crowd very
gracefully.
Needless to say the food as
always was the very best
jalebis, kebabs and awesome
food resulting in the foodcourts and the bar counters
being swamped with happy
revellers portraying the sentiments of the event. All in all it
was a totally memorable
evening and we wish that we
get to witness more of such
events in the future as well...
Shalini Bhatnagar
Membership No.4626
NEW YEAR’S BASH
e had attended the New
WYear party with our family
and friends.
It was a good party,and we
had a lot of fun. There were
more than 1000 people having
a time of their lives.
I just wish that the party had
gone on and on into the wee
hours as 3am was just too early
to wrap up that night. The
music, ambience had really set
the mood right to keep on
partying till sunrise.
Hope there will be more such
parties in the future.
Ram Sadhvani
Membership No. 3038
LO CHALI MAI
know one article space is not
Ienough to write about this
cultura, nostalgic trip organised
for ladies by our India Super
Club.
We had a breakfree journey,
from home and daily routine.
The best part was that on our
way we were playing
Antakshari which we have not
played in many years after
school.
Our first destination was the
Sheikh Zayed Mosque. It is
a must visit place. The
architecture is awesome, very
well made with marble, mosaic,
pearls, semi precious stones,
and pure gold. The outside
floor is made with the marble
that absorbs heat and keeps it
cool. From the exteriors to the
carpeting to the interiors to
carvings everything is just
Lajawab. The building
material has been imported
from 53 different countries and
people from 28 different
countries all over the world
have participated to make this
incredible monument.
Our next stop was the royal
Emirates Palace. After this we
moved to Abu Dhabi corniche
although we did not spend time
there as it was a bright sunny
day. The last stop was Abu
Dhabi Marina Mall where we
stopped for lunch and some
nice shopping.
We were pepped up and
charged to face our daily grind
with a fresh view. We
encourage the club
management to organise more
such trips. It was not only a fun
trip but an informative one and
after living for so many years in
the UAE, so many places are
unexplored and unseen.
India Club rocks and so do
we! Keep Rocking!
Geetika Ribeiro
Membership No. 4412
Correction
The letter in the December
2009 issue of the club magazine
titled “ Salaam Alaikkum” was
written by Mrs. Tasleem Karmali
LM 215. It was wrongly attributed
to another member and the error
is regretted.
History beckons IC for a taste of
presidential grandeur at the Rashtrapati
Bhavan, New Delhi
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evening
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Soundly ringing in 2010 and saying
goodbye to 2009
Anniversary . . . . . .12
Forty sixth anniversary celebrations Neeraj
Shridhar of Bombay Vikings rocking the
audience with his smash hits
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Santa comes to town bearing gifts and
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Families having a ‘sporting’ time at the
annual meet testing their physical skills
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Fire throwers, strolling violinists, pole
dancers, Brazilian dances enthralling MNC
members at the gala dinner
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HISTORY
Beckons
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he Executive
Committee of the
India Club, Dubai
had the distinct and
unique honor to meet the
President of India, Smt.
Pratibha Devisingh Patil
on December 18, 2009 at
the Rashtrapati Bhavan,
New Delhi.
The delegation headed
by the Chairman of the
Club, Mr. Sunil Singh
briefed the first lady of
India about the Clubs’
stellar role In Dubai and
its activities in helping
promote India amongst
Indians and expatriates
in the UAE. A brief was
also presented to her
highlighting the Clubs’
history and its evolution
over the last forty six
years. During the half an
hour meeting, the
President expressed her
delight at the social initiatives taken by the Club
in celebrating the major
Indian festivals on a
grand scale at the Club.
The Chairman also pre-
sented the President with
a traditional shawl
embossed with a logo of
the India Club.
The visit was followed
by a sumptuous lunch at
the Rashtrapati Bhavan
and a tour of the
Presidential Palace.
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Mean
Machines
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ndia Club organized the 2nd Bikers Ball on 10th December
2009. Biking enthusiasts from across the city gathered at
India Club for the Bikers Ball. The best of their mean
machines were on display and it proved to be a fun
gathering for all.
Over 50 bikers clad in their best leather wear, black t-shirts
and jeans took part in the event.
Special event patches were given to the bikers for their
participation. The bikers rode in their bikes at 9.20 pm with
India Club flags on their bikes. They were led by Jai
Mansukhani, all of eight years old, on his 50cc
Yamaha TTR.
The food court served burgers, tikkas,
grilled chicken and fast food. The best of
beverages were served at the bar as well.
DJ Fini played the best of English rock
and pop music, and for the first time at
the Club.... a live teenage rock band
“Pucker” also made their presence felt.
The event was sponsored by Royal
Enfield who displayed their new Classic
500 and Machismo 500 bikes at the venue.
Three special prizes were given by Dollar
Auto Works and Diagnostic Centre for best
looking bike, best paint job and most
aggressive bike.
The winners of the vouchers were
entitled for free valeting of interior and
exterior of cars and bikes.
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200 members and Guests
danced…. swayed… on the
packed glass dance floor at India
Club to say goodbye to 2009 and to
ring in the New Year 2010.
The New Year’s Eve at India Club
was fully sold out four days prior to
the event.
DJ Blaze, Dubai’s younger lot of
DJ’s made sure he kept the crowds on
the dance floor right from 9.30 pm till
the wee hours. And the crowd got
even wild and groovy making
incredible noise with whistles, horns
etc at the stroke of midnight to
welcome 2010.
12 O’clock was a very special
moment for all as the lights were
turned off and the countdown given
to ring in the New Year 2010. DJ Blaze
pumped out real great stuff and kept
the music flowing.
The event took place at the Club’s
open air auditorium covered with a
shamiana.The special attractions of
the nite was a glass dance floor,
special lighting with laser effects,
state-of-art sound and confetti
machines.
The New Year raffle draw consisted
of six vouchers (for 7 nights and 3
nights) from The Royal Goan Beach Club
and nine MP3 players from Intex.
The New Year’s Eve was organized in
association with Emirates NBD and
Western Union Money Transfer, with
106.2 Hum FM as the media partners.
The co-sponsors of the event were Pepsi,
African Eastern, Prime Vision and Seven
Star Events & Productions.
Besides the entertainment, a multi
cuisine lavish buffet dinner was also
arranged for the New Year revelers
which consisted of exotic salads, Indian,
Continental cuisines, sumptuous soup
and sweets with live cooking.
Complimentary welcome drink was
also served to all members and their
guests.
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anniversary
Celebrations
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ndia Club celebrated
it’s 46th Club
Anniversary
Celebrations on
Thursday, 21st January
2010 with Bombay Vikings
featuring Neeraj Shridhar
with his live back-up band.
The show was
inaugurated with the
lighting of the lamp by
SunilSingh, Subha Singh,
Siddharth Balchandran,
Sridevi Easwar, Mohan
Valrani, Neelam Valrani and
Bharat Chachara.
The female singer,
Sayantani Das opened the
show, going on to sing upto
six songs and later joined
Neeraj Shridhar for duets.
The Bombay Vikings is
famous for Neeraj, known
for his sliver voice who
mesmerized the crowds with all his latest hit chart busters. The
younger lot even made him repeat his popular songs.
The sponsors for the show were Emirates NBD, Western Union
Money Transfer, Jet Airways, Seven Star Events & Productions, 106.2
Hum Fm, Pepsi, American Garden, Star Cruise, Lama Tours, Prime
Vision Studio, Rolla Residence Hotel Apartments and High Line Events.
The event was open to Club members and their families only. B
ombay Vikings were formed in
1994 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Their song KYA SURAT HAI was a
path breaking number which remained
at the top of the charts for almost 11
months. This was followed in quick
succession by a number of hit singles
including Woh Chali Woh Chali,
Hawa Mein Udata Jaye, Chod Do
Anchal amongst others.
Within a year of starting playback
singing for movies, Neeraj has lent his
voice to hit movies for some of the
popular title tracks:
Prem Ki Naiyya from the film Ajab
Premn Ki Ghazab Kahani, Twist from
the film Love Aaj Kal, Lakh Lakh from
the film Kambakkht Ishq, Tume Mile
from the film Tume Mile, Bebo from
the film Do knot Disturb, Love Mera
Hit Hit, You Got Me from the film
Billu Barber, Soniya from the film
Raaz, Talli Hua from the film Sing is
King, You Are My Love from the film
All The Best.
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Seen in the pic are: Mohan Valrani, Neelam Valrani, Sunil Singh, Shubha Singh, Siddharth Balachandran, Sreedevi Easwar, Bharat Chachara
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X’mas
for the kids
J
ingle Bells….
ingle Bells…..
ingle all the way…..
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A Christmas Party was held for children
on 24th December ‘09. Over 100 kids participated in the enchanting evening of fun and
games. The evening started with carol
singing followed by party games.
There was DJ Music, amongst other
things. Santa arrived with much fanfare
and distributed sweets and prizes to the
kids at the party.
The Crystal lounge was decorated with
lovely Christmas decorations besides the
Christmas tree. It was a glorious sight it
was to see most of the kids wearing red outfits.
The party ended with the kids getting
snacks and gift hampers.
A
kids seminar on
developing a positive
attitude was
conducted by Ms. Sharon
Monteiro on the 9th of
January 2010. Sharon is a life
coach, Motivational Speaker,
Quiz Master and a budding
author. Over forty kids
attended the seminar.
Every individual has their
own conversation going on in
their heads. This dialogue is
commonly referred to as self
talk. Sharon explained how
positive self talk and the
language you choose can
shape the way you perceive
reality.
A very interactive seminar
with fun and laughter, she
asked the kids to flush down
all negative self talk and
beliefs. She made the kids
aware of how they speak to
themselves, to identify the
neagtives and close them
down, thus freeing them to
focus their time and energy
on more positive and
productive approaches.
+ve ATTITUDE
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On First Aid
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ndia club invited Dr. Nishi Singh, Professor at the Sharjah Higher
Colleges of Technology to give a presentation on January 16th
2010 on First Aid: Simple steps to save lives. The program was
very useful for all the attendees who gained valuable knowledge
from her extremely useful tips of do’s and don’ts.
The attendees ranged from young to senior citizens who were
eager to learn simple tips that are highly useful in daily life to protect
themselves from contamination and infections.
The presentation highlighted the common mistakes everyone
makes while giving first aid. Her advice to everyone was to attend
similar first aid workshops and courses and, to train themselves to be
useful in times of need.
Dr. Nishi gave a very useful tip not to touch the blood of an injured
person without using gloves or if in absence of gloves to use clean
plastic bags.
She also emphasized not to put anything other than cold water on a
burn. She answered the queries of all attendees and cleared their
doubts. The attendees were extremely impressed and expressed the
desire to attend more such workshops. The workshop was organised
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cultural trip was organized to Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE, on
Wednesday, 20th January 2010.
Forty ladies boarded the 10 am guided tour of the Sheikh Zayed
mosque. After donning the abayas and hijabs they were guided around, to
marvel at the architectural excellence of the third largest mosque (the 1st
and 2nd largest being the holy mosques in Mecca and Medina) in the
world.
The ladies got an opportunity to enter the mosque which boasts of 82
domes, 4 tall minarets, the largest chandelier and largest carpet woven by
ladies, in the world. The coolness of the Italian marble used in the wadhu
khana, a place to wash before prayers and the inlaid semi precious stone
in the interior of the mosque made everyone feel very proud to be part of
the UAE. The Holy Quaran
recital could be heard
continuosly at the grave of
Sheikh Zayed where prayers
were offered for his departed
soul.
Then an hour of an
educational tour gave a deep
insight into the religion of
Islam coupled with joy and
happiness and a great sense
of self fulfillment and
achievement.
The trip continued onward
to the Corniche, the Emirates
Palace Hotel and finally the
Marina Mall with two hours
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HEALING
BACK PAIN
THROUGH YOGA
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extremely important: forward bend,
backward bend, side bends and
spinal twists.
However, along with yoga a few simple changes in your lifestyle will go a
long way in relieving pain and
strengthening your back. Let us start
with when you wake up from bed.
Usually you wake up and immediately raise your back and jump straight
out of bed, placing a tremendous
strain on the back. But observe how a
cat wakes up. On waking up, it first
stretches out all the joints in the body,
moves and stretches the back and
then gingerly stands on its feet.
Adopt a similar routine; stretch your
Which is the simple fourway movement that
helps to maintain a
healthy back?
body thoroughly, gently flex and twist
your spine, move the joins and ten
roll on to one side and push yourself
up. All of this will barely take three
minutes, but will help largely to keep
you free from pulled and strained
back muscles.
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The spinal cord is one of the most
amazingly designed structures in
nature. It forms the center piece of
the human body, providing strength
and stability which allows man to
walk up straight, while also offering a
wide range of movement to the body
in motion. Sedentary lifestyle, driving, travelling, stresses (both emotional and physical), over- stretched
muscles, and postural mistakes are
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back pain. Yoga is a safe and effective way to get rid of back problems
and to prevent it from recurring.
Stretching and twisting the spine
increases blood circulation which
helps in healing injured tissues. It
also helps to maintain a natural
curve of the spine which is important
to avoid back pain.
Stretching stimulates our internal
organs and nervous system. It
enhances flexibility which improves
your physical performance and mental-well-being as well. To maintain a
healthy back one needs to remember
the simple four-way movement that is
QUESTION
ARTISTIC YOGA
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INDIA CLUB
Annual Sports
Meet 2010
DUBAI MARATHON
Sunil Singh, Chairman, and members of India Club
participating in the Dubai Marathon.
The annual sports meet was held at the Al Nasr
Club on Friday, 15th January 2010. Over 125
participants took part in the event. Dr. Tapan Das
and his team of officials (from the Indian High
School) assisted in conducting the meet. Medals
(Gold / Silver / Bronze) were given to the 1st, 2nd
and 3rd place winners in all the events.
FAMILY RELAY WINNERS
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Some of the popular events of the sports
meet were balloon race, partner race,
shoe run, skipping race, three legged
race, frog race, standing long jump, sack
race, wheel barrow race, lemon and
spoon race, shot put, long jump,
hopping on one leg, cricket ball throw,
walking race, family relay and, tug of
war apart from the normal sprinting
events which were also included. This
wide diversity of events offered the
participants, young and old a unique
chance to whole heartedly join in the
fun. Entire families flocked to this
gathering and had a blast lustily cheered
on by the onlookers. India Club
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The Management
team gave a
farewell dinner to
Siddharth
Ghatge, Asst.
Sales and
Marketing
Manager who has
left India Club
after serving for
over 5 years
Staff BIRTHDAYS
Star EMPLOYEE
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Mr. Johnson Thomas
Asst. Cook,
F & B Production was
presented with the
Bi- Monthly Star
Employee Award for
November - December
2009
A tea party for the
staff celebrating their
birthdays during the
month of December2009 and January
2010 was held on
Monday 25th January
2010 at MNC
ISSUE 48
M E M B E R S
JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2010
N E T W O R K I N G
C E N T R E
GalaDINNER
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India Club
he MNC Gala Dinner was
held on Saturday, 23rd
January 2010 for
members. The show was
kicked off at 10 pm by the peppy
Sobia Khan .It was a sit down
entertainment followed by
dinner.
The Strolling Violinist and, the
Incredible Anna were absolutely
amazing off and on stage .
The stage performances
included Fire Throwers, a
Phantom Illusion show by
Sumeet Bhandari, Broadway
Dancers swaying to the
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tunes of latest Hindi and
English tracks and Pole Dancing.
Brazilian dancers further
enhanced the entertainment for
the evening with their
passionate renderings of their
national dance
A multi cuisine lavish buffet
dinner was arranged for the
MNC Members at the food court
which consisted of exotic salads,
Indian, Continental cuisines,
sumptuous soup and sweets
with live cooking.
3 Idiots
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he movie, 3 idiots starring Aamir Khan, Madhavan,
Sharman Joshi and Karina Kapoor was screened for the
MNC members on Friday, 15th January 2010 at the
Metroplex Cinema, Dubai.
Over 400 members attended the hilarious and probably the
biggest hit of Bollywood. This hit movie is considered to be the
biggest grosser amongst Hindi film releases. The audience
thoroughly enjoyed the movie and were pleasantly surprised
when offered complimentary popcorn and pepsi.
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R ESTAURANTS
E VENTS
January - February 2010
Entertainment
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February
February
February
February
February
February
February
Chaat Chowk
Karaoke Session/Bumper Housie
Aangan
IC Picnic to Oman border
Karaoke Session/Regular Housie
Valentine’s Ball
Karaoke Session/Bumper Housie
Karaoke Session/Regular Housie
Holi Celebrations
Diwan-E-Khas
Sports
12 &19 March Inter Emirate Invitation
Open Badmintion Tournament
Food & Beverages
6 –16 February Bhajia Festival Special
MNC
7 February
11 February
18 February
Farewell to CG,
H. E. Venu Rajamony
Play in association with
Rangmanch Hum Suffer
Play Teri Bhi Chup Meri Bhi
Chup in association with
Signature Events
E NTERTAINMENT
Regular Housie:
2nd & 4th of the month at 9 pm
Bumper Housie: Now Twice a Week
1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 9 pm
C OOL S PORTS
CRICKET - All days
Sat -Thurs-Fri 3.00
Sunday
6.45
Monday
6.45
Tuesday
7.45
Wedesday
3.00
9.00
6.30 pm
10.00 pm
08.45 pm
10.00 pm
5.00 pm
10.00 pm
03.00 pm
11.55 pm
L IBRARY - C REATIVE C ORNER
10.00 am
1.45 pm
6.00 pm
8.45 pm
Library books are now issued on Fridays.
Administration Office:
10.30 am
1.30 pm
5.30 pm
8.30 pm
Wedesday 5.00 - 6.30 pm
India Club
7.00 am
2.30 pm
10.00 am
- 10.00 am
- 10.00 pm
- 10.00 pm
Friday & Holidays:
Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Table Tennis
6.00 am
- 10.00 am
1.00 pm
- 10.00 pm
Friday & Holidays: 10.00 am
- 10.00 pm
Typhoon, the Bowling Alley
2.30 pm
Friday & Holidays: 11.30 am
- 10.00 pm
- 10.00 pm
Minimum one player per lane. Children
under 10 years not permitted to play.
Last booking by 9.45 pm on all days except
Thursdays, and by 10.15 pm on Thursdays.
Pro Shop
Kidz Club
Sat-Thu: 2.00 pm
All days: 4.00 pm
- 10.00 pm
- 10.00 pm
M EMBERS N ETWORKING C ENTRE
- 10 pm
FOOTBALL
Saturdays 7.45 - 10.00pm
Sunday 4.00 - 5.00pm
Monday 3.00 - 5.00pm
Tuesday 4.00 - 7.45pm
Wedesday 7.45 - 8.45pm
Thursday 6.45 - 10.00pm
Friday
6.45 - 10.00pm
HANDBALL
Saturdays 3.00 - 4.00 pm
Sunday 5.00 - 6.30 pm
Monday 5.00 - 6.30 pm
Wedesday 6.45 - 7.45 pm
Note:In case there are no
bookings in any one of the
above-mentioned time
slots on a particular day,
members booking at that
time will have the option
of playing either handball,
hockey or football during
those time slots.
DECEMBER 2009 ISSUE COMPETITIONS
Your contact persons at India Club
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- 10.30 am
- 9.30 pm
- 9.30 pm
Weekdays10 am-9 pm (Fridays Closed)
1. Mr. Harjit Singh Gouri Membership No. 3320
2. Mr. Deepak Mohnani Membership No. 4215
3. Mr. Sobhraj Pagrani Membership No. 3180
For General Club Enquiries:
Bharat Chachara
General Manager
[email protected]
For Sports Facilities / Administration Enquiries:
Manager HR & Administration
Contact No [email protected]
Sauna & Steam Men / Women
6.30 am
1.30 pm
Friday & Holidays: 10.30 am
Friday & Holidays:
Swimming Pool
-
1.Mr. Ramesh Jain Membership No. 4571
2 Mr. Jawaher T. Lilwa Membership No. 52
Simon Varella
- 11.00 am
- 10.00 pm
- 10.00 pm
11.30 pm
Saturdays - Wednesday
07.30 pm
11.55 pm
Thu/Fri/Holidays:
12.30 pm
03.00 pm
07.30 pm
11.55 pm
All days
12.30 pm
07.30 pm
6.00 am
1.00 pm
10.00 am
Gymnasium
-
Members Networking Centre (Friday Closed)
Saturdays to Thursday
12.00 noon 2.00 pm
7.00 pm 9.00 pm
Madhushala
12.30 Noon 3.00 pm
7.30 pm - 11.55 pm
Splash Bar
3.30 pm - 11.55 pm
HOCKEY
Saturdays 6.45 - 7.45 pm
Sunday 3.00 - 4.00 pm
Monday 9.00 -10.00 pm
W .I .N .N .E .R .S
S PORTS F ACILITIES
B ARS
E VERYDAY 3 pm
-
All days
12.30 pm
1. Mr. K. S. Unny Membership No. 2070
2. Mr. G. U. Sajnani Membership No. 1545
ARTISTIC
YOGA
Mr. Dipak Maghji Bhadra
Membership No. 4470
For Advertising / Marketing Enquiries:
For Membership Enquiry / MNC Bookings:
Contact No Fax No Komal Kirpalani
[email protected]
wwwindiaclubdubaicom
Executive Secretary
Contact No [email protected]
[email protected]
For Food & Beverage Enquiries:
Party Bookings / Package Enquiries:
For Updating Communication Records:
Birendra Kumar
Asst Manager Food & Beverages
Contact No / [email protected]
Arun Chaturvedi
Asst Manager IT
Contact No [email protected]
List of
affiliated Clubs
in various cities
in India
AHMEDABAD
CHENNAI
KOLKATA
The Sports Club of Gujarat
The Presidency Club
Sardar Patel Stadium, Navrangpura
Ahmedabad 380 014
T: 26440371-3, 26560597
E: [email protected]
www.sportsclub-gujarat.com
Cardroom, Badminton,
Health Club, Restaurants, TT,
Infoplex, Clubrooms, Aquapoint
‘Fairlawns’, 51, Ethiraj Salai
Chennai 600 008, Tamil Naidu
T: 44-28226881 / 42146805
[email protected]
E: [email protected];
www.the presidencyclub.com
A/c & well furnished rooms,
Swimming Pool, Health Club,
Gym, Cards Room, Library,
Odyssey Book Store, Guest House,
Tennis courts, Badminton &
Squash courts.
The Calcutta
Punjab Club Ltd
21, Ballygunge, Circular Road
Kolkata 700 019
T: 2486-5581 / 82
Dining Halls, Swimming Pools,
Health Club, Billiard Room, Party
Hall, 6 Double Rooms, 2 Single
Rooms, 2 Suites.
AMRITSAR
Lumsden Club
Ram Bagh Gardens, Amritsar
T: 0183-2566389/
0183-2225205
BANGALORE
CHANDIGARH
Chandigarh Club Limited
19, St. Mark’s Road,
Bangalore 560 001
T: 22228881-4
E:[email protected],
[email protected]
www.bowringinstitute.com
Sector I, Chandigarh
T: 172-2743388
E:[email protected]
Banquet Hall, Tennis courts,
Squash courts, Spacious Lawns,
Family Bar, Main Bar, Library,
Tambola, Bridge Room,
Swimming Pool
BAREILLY
JAIPUR
Bareilly Club Ltd
No 1 Civil Lines
2 kms from Bareilly Jn,
Bareilly 243 001
T: 0581-2427773/0581-2429174
Dining Hall, Tennis, Squash,
Badminton, Billiard Courts,
Bars, Library, A/c rooms
Jai Club
Bowring Institute
BHUBANESHWAR
Bhubaneshwar Club Ltd
Rajpath Unit-VI
Bhubaneshwar 751 001
Orissa
T: 0674 2392211/1654
F: 2395742
E:[email protected]
www.bbsrclub.com
Residential Facilities
(Executive, Deluxe & Super Deluxe),
Banquet Hall, Tennis Court,
Squash Courts, Restaurants,
Spacious Lawns, Family Bar,
Main Bar, library, Bridge Room,
Swimming pool, Gym, Jacuzzi,
Beauty Parlour, Saloon, Terrace
Discotheque
Mahaveer Marg, C-Scheme
Jaipur 302 001
T: 2372321/ 322/ 366/400
F: 0141-4004988
E:[email protected]
www.jaiclub.com
Presidential Suites,
Deluxe & Semi Deluxe Rooms,
Health Club, Swimming Pool,
Badminton Courts,
Bars & Cards Rooms
KANPUR
Citi Club Private Limited
84/79, G.T. Road, Kanpur 208 003
T: 0512 2521211-12-13
E:[email protected]
www.enjoyciticlub.com
12 A/c Rooms, 1 Suite, Bars,
Conference Rooms, DJ & Dance
Floors, Card Room, Gym,
KOCHI
Cochin Suburban Club
Oudh Gymkhana Club
Kaiserbagh, Lucknow 226 001
T: 3231627, 3230283, 2230954
Billiard Room, Party Halls, Gym,
Tennis Lawn, A/c Rooms,
Bars, Restaurants.
MANGALORE
Mangalore Club
Badminton, TT Squash, Billiards,
Cards Room, Gym, Lawn Tennis,
Cricket, Swimming Pool,
Community Hall,
Residential Rooms.
Kamala Vihar
Sports Club
Poisar Gym Khana Road
Kandivali (W), Mumbai 400 067
T: 2808 8889, 2808 2305
E: [email protected]
Restaurants, Party Halls, tennis
Courts, Billiards, Skating Rink,
Gym, Conference Halls,
Mini Theatre.
The Bombay Presidency
Radio Club Limited
Pune 411001
T: 20 2636222 – 26
The Corinthians Club
Nyati County, NIBM Annexe
South Pune, Pune 411028
T: 020-2697 0900,
020-2697 0206
E: [email protected] corinthianspune.com
www.thecorinthianspune.com
A/c Rooms, Swimming Pool,
Health Club, Spa, Billiards,
Tennis, Skating.
Splendour Country Club &
Resorts Pvt Ltd
Beyond Peacock Bay
of National Defence Academy
Khadakwasla, Pune 411 023
T: 020-25299110 / 9326565430
Near Morgan’s Gate, Jeppu
Mangalore 575 001
T: 0824 2414146/48
F: 0824 2414149
E:[email protected]
www.mangaloreclub.com
Residential Rooms, Rooftop,
Swimming Pool, Family Rooms,
Conference Hall, Gym,
X Party Hall, Badminton Court
157, Arthur Bunder, Road,
Colaba, Mumbai 400 005
T: 22845121 / 22845025 /
71 / 75
E: [email protected]
Residential Rooms, Lawns, Radio
Room, Roof-top Terrace, Conference
Rooms, Badminton Courts,
Games Room, Gym,
Swimming Pool, Library.
SECUNDERABAD
MUMBAI
NASIK
TRIVANDRUM
Golden Swan Country Club
Off Pokhran, Road No1,
Yeoor Hills,
Thane 400 602, Mumbai
T: 022 25856515 /
25853798 / 25854078
E: [email protected]
www.goldenswan.com
Golf Course, Swimming Pool,
Snooker/Billiards, A/c Cottages,
Lagoon Bar, Conference rooms,
Boating, Multi Cuisine Restaurants,
Garware Club House
Wankhede Stadium
D’ Road, Churchgate
T: 2285 4444
E:[email protected]
www.garwareclub.com
Residential Rooms,
Club House, Library,
Table tennis, Swimming Pool,
Health Club, Banquet Halls.
Nasiklub
Nashik-Pune Road,
Nashik 422 011.
T: 0253-2417931 /2411254
33 A/c Rooms, 4 Suites, Gym,
Swimming Pool, TT, Badminton,
Steam & Sauna, Carrom,
Party Lawns.
NEW DELHI
The Country Club
Saket Club, New Delhi, 181 / 2,
Sainik Farm, New Delhi 110 062
countryclubindia.net
Swimming Pool, Tennis, Squash,
Badmaianton Courts, Billiards Room,
Library, Lawns, Banquet Halls, Gym
PATNA
Bankipore Club
Limited
Judges Court Road, Patna 800 001
T: 2673009
PUNE
The Chembur Gymkhana
Residency Club
16th Road, Chembur, Mumbai
3, Queens Garden Road,
Chiraan Fort
1-8-334 Opp
Begumpet Policelines
Near HUDA Office,
Secunderabad 500 003
T: 2790 1700, 2790 0900
www.chiraanfort.com
Sports facilities,
Huge Party Lawns, Library
Trivandrum Club
Vazhuthacaud,
Thiruvananthapuram 695 010
T: 2726444, 2726415
2726413, 2726591, 2726446
F: 2726380
E:[email protected]
Annexe Rooms, Billiard Room
Dining Hall and Multi Cuisine
Kitchen, Sports & Health Club
Facilities, Swimming Pool,
Sauna, Jacuzzi, Beauty Parlour,
VARANASI
The Benaras Club Limited
Club Road
Varanasi 221002
T: 0542-2500351, 0542-2500508
E: [email protected],
[email protected]
www.thebenarasclub.com,
thebenarasclub.com
Luxurious Rooms,
Squash, Badminton & Billiards courts
Fitness centre, Library, Meeting
Room, Banquet Hall, Card Room,
Beauty Parlour
Maximum of 2 affiliationletter for each city would be providedPlease provide us two working days to process your request Documents required to avail the affiliation with the Clubs are: Letter
from the administration office to permit the Member to avail affiliation facility Presentation ofvalid India Club ID card Payment of relevant charges applicable for guest (Non-Members) of
affiliated Clubs.
India Club
Thrikkakara, Joymat Nagar,
BMC P.O. Cochin 68202, Kerala
T: 484-2575871 /
CALICUT
2575177 / 2576571
The Calicut Cosmopolitan Club A/c Rooms, Swimming Pool,
Beach Road, Calicut - 673 032
Restaurants, Bars, Library, Ayurvedic
T: 2366563/ 2366738/2761767
Centre, Lawns, Conference Rooms.
LUCKNOW
T: 25217030 – 35 (6 lines)
E: [email protected]
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GM’s desk
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India Club
here are very few
things in life, that leave
you completely
awestruck. Meeting the
President of India at her office
in the Rashtrapati Bhavan,
definitely qualifies as one.
Top that with a sumptuous
meal and a tour of the
Presidential Palace and we
have an unforgettable event
happening in our lives.
The tour of the Rashtrapati
Bhavan was like wading
through our history.
Memories of what we have
studied in school, like the
platform from where the
Indian civilian awards are
given, exotic lotus shaped
fountains at the Mughal
gardens, the president’s
museum, the grand Ashoka
room, the fountain sculptures
of the cobras at the entrance,
the majestic red sandstone
jallis, the intricately designed
gold murals on the ceiling
corridors and, so much more
came flooding back. It is
difficult to enumerate all of
them as they, just took one’s
breath away with the sheer
grandeur of the moment.
Memories always nudge
our delicate nostalgic
underbelly. When we think
of India’s history, the most
endearing part is the
tradition and culture that we
inherit. This integral part of
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CHAAT CHOWK
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our lives stays uncorrupted
even as time wears on. We
should learn to respect and
nurture such enduring
treasures for the forthcoming
generations because that is
the only thing which will
preserve our national
identity.
At the Club, we try.
The only thing I can add is
that a trip like that only
enriches ones’ life and is
bestowed only on a lucky
few.
Chaat Chowk has elicited
a great response and the
brighter colors outside the
Coolsportz and Ashoka
Complex are giving the Club
a fresher look. The pathway
from the TT room to the
Ashoka Complex entrance is
due for refurbishment next
and will follow the same pattern which is outside the
Coolsportz complex.
The list of affiliated Clubs
to various cities in India continues to grow and Club
members can avail of various
facilities of upto 30 Clubs in
major cities all over India.
We welcome your com-
ments and suggestions and
are always keen to know
how we can better ourselves
to offer you improved services…
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Bharat Chachara
General Manager
GM at Rashtrapati Bhavan