Oshwal community honours senior citizens
I was sitting at the Oshwal Centre auditorium on Sunday when I received the shocking news of the helicopter crash that killed Internal Security minister Prof George Saitoti and his colleagues. It was Father’s Day and I was attending a programme for the senior citizens of the Oshwal community. During the performance of the play “Baa Ae Kari Kamaal”, it dawned upon me that many of our senior citizens are neglected. The play, written, produced and directed by Bindi Rashmi Shah, was superb and touching. I don’t understand Gujarati language but simple matters of relationships don’t need translation, you will simply understand. There were fabulous dances from the groups of the Oshwal Academy Junior School which added a glamorous touch to the programme. The Senior Social Committee of the Shree Visa Oshwal Committee was started three years ago and takes care of their elderly.
Super Chef-Pro competition heats up
Sensational ingredients, a few trade secrets and special skills will create a new winner in the Sun Gold Sunrice Super Chef-Pro competition hosted by East FM. Round one took place on Saturday at the Corner Affair Bistro on Raphta Road in Nairobi and it was encouraging to see a mix of male and female contestants from well known hotels and restaurants. There were plenty of chef hats, chef chats and chef bites because each participant had to bring their signature dish which included rice and then cook a perfectly shaped omelette.
You may want to try and make the perfectly shaped omelette at home, even the professionals were sweating it out. The judges this time round are Dinesh Trivedi of Hotel Intercontinental and Neil McCarthy of Creative Kitchen and Aero Club East Africa. It is a major hit with the sponsors and is set to entice the food industry with a close competition. It was down to 12 from more than 40 entries and will get more challenging as the judges put difficult tasks ahead.
Inspiring talk from KCB's Martin Oduor-Otieno
Dream big and never give up. This is the motto I walked out with from the 'Masala Chai with Martin' at the Oshwal Centre on June 5. It was an informal forum whose panelists were Kenya Commercial Bank CEO Dr Martin Oduor-Otieno and Economic Council of Oshwals’s Snehar Shah.
KCB is the largest bank in East Africa and Dr Martin has been the captain for nearly five years. He has had a huge career that also included a stint with the government and maintains that taking risks is a good way to grow business. The chit chat between Martin and Snehar unfolded smoothly and question time had its share of appreciation, tough answers and interesting point of views especially when you are talking about inflation, foreign exchange and the general election. A positive attitude and a strong mind impressed me about Dr Otieno, summing it up with “I don’t idolise, I chart my own way”.
Zayed Rehemtulla weds Nishad Ladha in grand nuptials
The Muslim Luhar Wadha Jamat Centre hosted an extravagant Talab wedding on Saturday. This was the wedding of Zayed Rehemtulla to Nishad Salim Ladha and was hosted by the bridegroom’s grandfather Osman Rehemtulla who is a well known industrialist in Pune, India and real estate businessman in Mombasa. Zayed is the only son of Ashraf Rehumtullah and Shehnaz Rehumtallah. The wedding was done according to Islamic tradition and hosted over one thousand guests that included family, friends, business associates, lawyers and other dignitaries.
Fina Bank hosts Thika top directors
Fina Bank Thika branch held a business cocktail with the help of Dilesh Bid of BTB Insurance at the Thika Gymkhana Club. Hosted by relationship manager Charity Mwaura and the Thika team, the event was graced by the Managing Director and CEO Bhaskar Ghose and acting head of business Norris Digo. Ghose thanked the visitors for honouring the invitation and coming in numbers. He shared on the bank’s shift of strategy from an SME to a mid-corporate bank assuring them of customised solutions to their needs. Director of BTB Insurance Dilesh Bid thanked Fina Bank for the support accorded to his business over the years.