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As soon as I landed back in Dubai, I was thrust straight into the deep end of hectic and relentless socializing. It began with the Ganpati celebrations at the Borkotokys. This year, Sanjana and Aswini had pulled out all stops what with an air-conditioned marquee set up on their lawn

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The Society Insider Dubai

The Society Insider Dubai

Take Dr Ram and Veena Buxani’s golden wedding anniversary for instance. Dr Buxani has, down the years, built up so many amicable and fruitful relationships that people genuinely wanted to be present to wish him and his wife on this special occasion.

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The Society Insider Dubai

The Society Insider Dubai

Like if the super rich patronize someone, that person gets catapulted to the top league and everyone feels that since these people are being seen in the company of the moneyed lot, they too must have some extremely redeeming features

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The Society Insider Dubai

The Society Insider Dubai

After the initial pleasantries were exchanged, the guests moved on inside to mingle with each other and chat about
who was wearing what, who was going where and what was happening in the social circuit! While some chatted

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The Society Insider Dubai

The Society Insider Dubai

Of course, London is a perennial favourite with the smart set but these days they talk more about the Northern Lights, St. Petersburg, Sardinia and other such relatively less explored tourist destinations.

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The Society Insider Dubai

The Society Insider Dubai

Well, all everyone is talking about this week is the engagement party of Adel Sajan and Sana Khan, which took place at the palatial Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.

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The Society Insider Dubai

The Society Insider Dubai

As soon as I landed, I got invited to the Connoisseurs Club event by Ankit Tewari. It was held at their regular venue at Jumeirah Beach Hotel and this time, apart from the familiar faces, I saw quite a few newcomers too, which was nice. Apart from the music, everyone raved about the daal-batti and there were many who exhorted me to try it.

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The Society Insider Dubai

The Society Insider Dubai

It all began with Minal and Hitesh Bodani’s annual bash, which this time coincided with the lovely lady’s birthday. This time, however, Minal and Hitesh had decided to keep their bash smaller than usual. Normally, at their Emirates Hills home, there are hundreds of guests of all hues. It is

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The Society Insider – Dubai

The Society Insider – Dubai

I was thinking of three such women whom I have known since many years and I must say that all of them have impressed me due to their strong and individualistic personalities. Not for them the wishy-washy coquettishness normally associated with glamorous socialites – these ladies

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The Society Insider – Dubai

The Society Insider – Dubai

The fortnight began with the opening of Rizwan Sajan’s Danube Home, a venture that is the pet project of his son Adel. Now, Adel is one of the most eligible bachelors in Dubai and I am sure there are many who would wish to pin him down but the lad is in no hurry to settle down yet.

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The Society Insider – Dubai

The Society Insider – Dubai

Of course going to Mumbai means meeting all your loved ones including relatives and childhood friends and doing the bthings that you like doing best like going to your favourite restaurants and eating the delicacies that you have savoured since childhood.

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The Society Insider – Dubai

The Society Insider – Dubai

The producers of the film Waiting hosted an elegant cocktail and dinner at Magnolia at Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah where Naseeruddin Shah and a beautiful Kalki Koechlin, dressed in fuchsia, mingled freely with the

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The Society Insider – Dubai

The Society Insider – Dubai

Speaking of which, who gets invited and who gets left out forms a big part of the discussions that precede and follow such festivities. Why was this one invited and why was that one left out? Aren’t they as good friends

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The Society Insider – Dubai

The Society Insider – Dubai

Hello mes chers,

I have been so busy with so many things even after the hectic Diwali season got over. I heard people are still celebrating it.

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The Society Insider – Dubai

The Society Insider – Dubai

Oh my dears

It seems as if the Dubai social lot, that of the posh villas and sparkling solitaires and fancy cars type, has gone into a collective tizzy this Diwali season.

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The Society Insider – Dubai

The Society Insider – Dubai

Hello my Dearests,
I am back to share all the latest, hottest and spiciest gossip with you. Many people don’t like it if I write not-so-good
things about them but then darlings,

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The Society Insider – Delhi

The Society Insider – Delhi

If you want to know what is hot in the Society Circles in Delhi , here is where you need to dig your heels into. The Society Insider is quite an inquisitive mammal who, at times, surprises even dearself with the gupshup and gossip coming its way…

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The Society Insider – Dubai

The Society Insider – Dubai

Jawahar Chhoda

Hello my dears,

Dubai is a city of parties. Here the favourite pastime of the rich and famous is to party party and continue partying till they have to be almost carried home in their gleaming Rolls Royces and Bentleys.

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The Society Insider – Bollywood

The Society Insider – Bollywood

There’s something about celluloid that fuels a billion dreams…. And why should it not? It’s the stuff dreams are made of, or at the very least; altered reality at its most flamboyant.

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The Society Insider – Bollywood

The Society Insider – Bollywood

There’s something about celluloid that fuels a billion dreams…. And why should it not? It’s the stuff dreams are made of, or at the very least; altered reality at its most flamboyant.
But this column has precious little to do with cinema. This no-holds-barred piece of prose goes straight to the insides of the unscripted drama that unfolds once the cameras go off and the stilettoes slip on.

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