It’s been a while since Nairobians have relished a truly
kicking party. Sonu and Sanjeev Sharma’s Just Like That Limited threw
party-goers a treat of sorts by pulling off a rocking bash with India’s
celebrated DJ Lemon last weekend at the Sarabi poolside which is right
at the top of the Sankara Hotel.
The crème de la crème of the society turned up at the party
that was already a houseful by the time I reached the venue. I believe some
people were eventually turned down due to the limited number Sarabi could accommodate.
Gone are the days when crowds gathered at dingy, stuffy and
packed discotheques to party. This bash was a unique experience. DJ Lemon was a
sure hit in terms of his wicked music mixes. I chatted with a friend who said
about DJ Lemon, “I wasn’t sure about his music, but I quite like it!” Known for
his remixes of Bollywood songs like Teri Meri Prem Kahani from Bodyguard and
Haal-e-Dil from Murder 2, DJ Lemon got crowds grooving to many of his upbeat
and sizzling tracks! This party was not over till the late hours of the night.
A miss it, miss out kind of a bash. Kudos!
PRIME BANK DONATES
TOWARDS FREEDOM FOR GIRLS
Taking corporate social relationship to an elevated level,
Prime Bank last Thursday made a contribution of US$10,000 of sanitary
pads and other items of necessity towards the Freedom For Girls project.
In attendance were Marakwet East MP Linah Jebii Kilimo and the
ambassador of Israel Gil Haskel and his wife, Dalit. The chief guest was Radio Africa Group Marketing Manager and Kiss 100’s
Programme Controller, Caroline Mutoko.
After a brief prayer, there were addresses by the dignitaries,
including Prime Bank’s chairman, Rasik Kantaria, who said that, “Today, it's not
about Prime Bank but girls with difficulties. It is about their dreams and this
contribution will help them realise their dreams.”
In her speech, the founder and president of HEART Vickie
Winkler said that many girls dropped out of school once they started
menstruation because they had no means to help themselves. “They used leaves
and cow dung,” she said. Later on, Caroline Mutoko who is the Millenium Torchbearer said, “Girls are born dreamers. However, at the age of 11 and 12,
their dreams die along with their self-esteem. They need pens as much as
sanitary towels. That sanitary towel is the difference that can turn a B into
an A grade and a D into a C as far as their academic progress is concerned.”
Freedom for Girls is a girl child assistance programme that
provides poor girls in Kenya and parts of East Africa with sanitary towels and
undergarments to help them stay in school. The donation was handed over to
students from Loresho, Kisii, Eldoret and Meru.
OSHWAL STUDENTS FUNNY
MONEY WAS A JOYRIDE OF LAUGHTER AND CHAOS
An all new cast of Oshwal Senior High students put up a
hilarious play, Funny Money, last weekend at the Oshwal Junior High auditorium in Nairobi.
Revolving around the dramas that unfold when a man chances upon loot on his
birthday, the stage play was a laugh riot from the word go!
Directed by the school teachers, Amar Desai, SK Chege and
Vaishali Morjaria, the production surpassed ‘school standards’ as witnessed by
a glamorously designed stage, quality of sound and lighting and most of all,
the performances of by the characters. While all of them pitched in a
competitive performance, my favourite was the Punjabi taxi driver whose
dialogue delivery was apt and invoked an automatic applause from the audience.
The play was hosted to support ‘A Drop of Humanity’, a
student-based charity which supports various causes. This time, funds were
collected to support cancer patients at the Faraja Centre. Shaira Adamali from
the Faraja Centre received a donation from Chirag Shah, Sahil Gada and Urvi
Savania, the founders of A Drop of Humanity.
SIKH UNION HOSTS A
Members of the Sikh Union Club hosted Triloki Prasad and his
group from India, called the Guldasta Group, for a sensational night of music and
melody at the club last Friday. A gathering of about 150 people including the
who’s who of the Sikh community and a few guests relished melodious Punjabi
music, an enchanting live programme by the Guldasta Group.
The lead singer, Triloki Prasad, has trained from Pandit
Hanuman Prasad, Pandit Laxman Prasad and Ustadd Abdul Rehman Khan among others.
He has also travelled to the UK, Canada, South Africa and performed in Nairobi
Devotees of the Jalaram Temple and its committee members
gathered at the Jalaram Temple last Sunday morning where Madanlal Lakhani and
his wife Manjula inaugurated the Jalaram Pharmacy. The Jalaram temple priest
conducted a brief prayers ceremony after which Madanlal Lakhani along with his
wife conducted the opening ceremony. Visitors were given a brief tour of the
pharmacy, which is situated next to the Jalaram laboratory and diagnostic
Later, members gathered to witness the donation of over 140
wheel chairs towards the Jaipur Foot Project. The beneficiaries welcomed the