Anokhi media 12th Anniversary event Welcome soiree.
It was a special occasion. It’s not every day that a popular media company like Anokhi celebrates its anniversary. The event was a gala one as it was their 12th anniversary and we felt honored to cover it for them.
They had organized a small and intimate party at the Upper Canada Room of the plush Fairmont Royal York hotel.
The prologue to a big event
The venue was decorated in rich and warm colors like purple and golden. Big corporate houses like Jonnie Walker and L’Oreal were co-sponsors and the effort they had put in was praiseworthy.
The bar counter caught our fancy as much as the beautiful souvenirs arranged in a line, neatly packed in their dark purple pouches.
Let’s admit one thing here. We didn’t know from where to begin. The buffet looked tempting and so were the glamorous celebrities in their evening ensembles.
We gave in to the temptations of food and decided to capture them in cameras first. From red strawberries to dark chocolate cakes to dumplings – there was as much variety in colors as in taste.
The live counter was equally interesting with the chef tossing fresh ingredients to prepare sumptuous dishes. Cooking great food is nothing less than magic and hence we have kept these pictures in black and white to set them apart.
Celebs and their clicks
The event felicitated South Asian celebs who were present in full strength. From eminent designers to media people to models, we were happy to get so many celebs under one roof.
We went click-happy and took many shots. Most of the eminent guests like Archana Kocchar, Rishi Rich, Rahul Khanna Danish Anwar, and Manj Musik were happy to pose for us.
The rest of the evening went in a jiffy with the celebs posing with articles written on them. It was heartwarming to find them mingling with each other. Celebs like Archana Kocchar and Kavita Suri didn’t mind posing for us many times. There was much fun and frolic in the event. The guests let their hair down and enjoyed themselves. They even took groupfies and selfies and posed for us too. They enjoyed the food and drinks and were found to be engaged in animated discussions with each other.
It was hard to choose between the glamorous ladies and the handsome men and so we kept on clicking photos. The night ended on a frivolous mood with everyone cheering Anokhi for its efforts and the way it has highlighted the works and causes of South Asian community in a foreign land.
We felt happy to have got such an opportunity to know these wonderful people and capturing them in our cameras.