'N' DELIGHT ON VALENTINE'S DAY
another Valentine's Day has come bringing unrestrained
enthusiasm with it and filling some fizz in everyone's
life. The City is all set for the Day, to drape all lovers
in the city in a swathe of gaiety and merriment. Chocolates,
confetti, cool evenings and candlelight dinners. Flowers,
Cards galore. Besides there are several other things you
can do with several companies coming out with Valentine's
specials and the hotels offering lovely packages.
Country Club (Ph: 331 2000, 341 0150) is offering
a scintillating music bonanza in which the pop singer
Raageshwari will enthral the young audience with
her all-time hits. And wait! The 'Golden Couple', selected
from the participants, will be presented airtickets to
Singapore. Hotel Taj Krishna (Ph: 650 9110,
650 9111), in association with Jalwa Event Company,
is organising both 'Daytime' and 'Lovers' Nite'
celebrations. The music for these celebrations will be
contributed by New Delhi-based DJ Denver Woodhouse. Hotel
Bassera (Sarojini Devi Road) has come out with
a special event 'Flavours of Life' with variety shows
during Valentine's party, Food festival, Cocktails, drinks
and gifts. At Lifestyle (Begumpet), you
can get a 'V-Day's' special discount of 10 to 60 per cent
on all items. The colourful items galore here include
heart-shaped bottles, foam balls, bath crystals, candles,
soaps, bath gels, along with curtains, bedsheets and other
Stop (Begumpet) is organising the celebrations
in a very innovative way. A lucky couple, selected from
the 'Lucky Draws' conducted from the competitions organised
among all the Shoppers Stop outlets spread across India,
will get unforgettable 'space flying' experience in the
'Illusion-76' spacecraft of the Russian Space Centre.
They will also be taken into sky upto 80-thousand feet
in Russian Fighter Aircraft 'MIG-23' to bestow them with
once in a life-time experience. Crossword, the
Bookstore in 'Shoppers' Stop' has already kicked off its
Romance Week from February 8 till February 14. Rush to
Cafe Coffee Day (Banjara Hills) anyday till
Feb 14 and ensure a steal for Rs. 200. You will get two
cups of coffee and two coffee coupons, one heart-shaped
cake and 50 gms chocolates, one Valentine's card with
space for your message and one stuffed toy.
World (Road No.1, Banjara Hills) is organising
a fun-filled music event named 'Music World TVS Scooty
Loveline' to thrill the lovers. The participants can also
win prizes by participating in various 'Fun shows'. The
prizes include wonderful collection of audio cassettes
and CDs of world famous Love songs. Curtain Raisers,
an event management company, is organising a special
programme along with Royal Challenge and Provogue at the
Nizam Club (Saifabad) for Valentine's Day
on February 14. Bunty Bajaj Creations presents Santiago
(White Rum's), a group from Goa (Obligato) with their
Latino Theme - a Salsa Dance and Limbo Act at the Secunderabad
Club (Cantonment) on the same day. Pantaloons
(SP Road) is running special events and offers
from February 2 to 14 to keep the valentine spirit alive.
those who want to enjoy the day staying indoors, the television
channels are all set to fire the screen with evergreen
romantic hits. Switch on Sony Max from Sunday to
find a feast of love movies. A number of evergreen romantic
hits like 'Bobby', 'Dil', Hum Dil de Chuke Sanam',
'Papa Kehte Hai', 'Betaab' and 'Ek Ladka Ek Ladki'
are lined up for the week. The Hallmark Channel
invites the viewers to celebrate the month with a romantic
and touching four-part mini serial - 'Reach for the
Moon'. The channel has also tied up with Hungama.com
for a road show in the City which would travel to colleges
and other hangout joints where they will have games and
promotions revolving around the special show of 'Reach
for the Moon'.
If you win a 'His and Her' special T-shirt pair
in those shows, you can shake a leg or two at the Taj
Discotheque freely. A tie-up with Pizza Corner
by Hallmark also ensures the T-shirt winners a Love Meal.
Sounds interesting....? And not all this! All the five-star
and three-star hotels are set to make life more thrilling
on the Valentine's Day with innovative programmes for
the love birds. Free gifts and lunches and dinners are
on the cards.
intimate evening can be good for your heart with an appetizing
feast, too! Make this Valentine's Day special by cooking
your loved one a healthy meal that not only delights the
palates but also fills the heart. And don't forget the
desserts? How about a romantic chocolate roll? Take time
to relax this Valentine's Day. Set a mood to heighten
the romance. Light the room with scented candles. Or,
want to have a pizza for a change instead of a candlelight
dinner? Hallmark has tied up with Pizza Corner
(Road No. 3, Banjara Hills) to offer a special
combination called 'Love meal'. And for all the girls?
How about drawing your valentine closer after a sumptuous
dinner? Gillette has come out with a specially
created Valentine's Day pack that comprises the Gillette
Mach 3 razor and a shave foam (priced at Rs. 325).
Would you like to smother him with this?
the years, Valentine's Day celebrations have ceased to
be the exclusive purview of young lovers alone. Any two
individuals who share a relationship - be it bosom friends,
brother-sister, father-daughter or mother-son take this
opportunity to express their feelings of affection and
love. With the family structure remaining the focal point
of our lives, a closer look at these ties will help enhance
our belief in it. It is the perfect time, for a change,
to ask parents to share their views on love, friendship
and relationships and of course, the big day itself. The
Day which is exclusive for Valentines.
Well, what are you planning for this Valentine's Day?
If you are undecided as yet, take our word for it and
have the time of your life by visiting any of the mentioned
Photographs by: KP Devadasan