May 2014


Forum Mall Koramangala is the hub of all action and entertainment in Bangalore. Almost a decade ago when it opened, it was one of the earliest malls in Bangalore where everyone wished to go regularly and indulge in some world class shopping, entertainment and dining options. With 2 dozen malls opening up since then, Forum Mall Koramangala has still retained the charm and of a suburban neighborhood mall which is a cool place to hangout with your friends and family not just on weekends but also during weekdays.

Some of the best world class stores like Ed Hardy are present in Forum Mall Koramangala. Built on inspirations from The Godfather of Tattoos, Don Ed Hardy’s distinctive graphic tattoo designs and sketches, Ed Hardy is one such rarity that has become renowned for bringing the graphic sub-culture onto mainstream fashion runways across the globe. As the brand forays into the Indian market with its first store under Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd. at Forum Mall Koramangala, they invited us bloggers to the store for interactions with the players and to get a preview of the latest collection.

‘GayleStorm’ aka West Indian star all-rounder ‘Chris Gayle’ is the brand ambassador for WHAM! Mobiles

Wham! Mobiles, one of the fastest growing Indian handset manufacturers, will now be endorsed by the legendary West Indies & Royal Challengers Bangalore all rounder- Chris Gayle.

With this move, WHAM! makes its pitch at the national level: offering cutting edge mobiles at affordable prices with a big star to endorse it for greater impact. For the young generation, who demand a handset packed with many features that’s also easy on the pocket, they can easily relate to Chris Gayle with his power performance on the field just as Wham! Chris Gayle will be endorsing the entire range of smart phones, feature phones and tabs for WHAM! in India.

On the association with Wham!, Chris Gayle said, “I am excited to be the face of WHAM! as the name personifies my performance on the cricket field. WHAM! stands for high quality products with latest technology and what’s best is that it looks very trendy. Within a short span of time they have reached out to 1 million users in India and I am proud to be associated with a successful brand as WHAM!”

L Subhash Chandra, Managing Director, Wham! says, “We are thrilled to unleash the famous ‘Gayle Storm’ on our WHAM! customers. We couldn’t find a better connect to our brand than Chris. Wham! is an all-rounder just like our brand ambassador Chris Gayle, providing the ever evolving Indian customers with the latest innovation, the finest features and the most stylish products at an affordable price. Chris Gayle is the perfect embodiment of what Wham! is all about. We are proud to be associated with the all-rounder.”

It was a coming together of two elite worlds – of wine and of cinematic excellence. A unique two-day wine and cheese festival – The Big Banyan Fest was held at Jus’ Trufs Café at Jakkur on 26th and 27th of April. Beginning at 7.00PM on both days, this wine and cheese event saw the showcasing of two Big Banyan labels followed by the screening of Oscar nominated movie, The Good Road. The Director of the movie, Gyan Correa was also available for interaction.

More than 75 people partook of the wine and cheese before proceeding to the screening of the movie. The first wine showcased that evening was the Big Banyan Sauvignon Blanc which was ideally paired with a unique herbed-flavored cheese. This wine has a delicate citrus aromas with a few herbaceous notes, making it an ideal aperitif and is the perfect way to start your evening.

Black Dog is a Scotch which was founded in 1883 by Sir Walter Millard. The name “Black Dog” was given to the Scotch by Sir Walter Millard, after his favourite fishing fly “Black Dog”.

Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve (TGR), as the name itself suggests, is the only blended Scotch that is produced involving a triple maturation process. The triple maturation process involves Grain whiskies and Malt whiskies separately matured in American Bourbon Casks and then blended together and matured again in Oloroso Sherry Butts for an extra longer period of time to give the blend a distinctive flavour and a delicate finish!

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