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DLF Emporio is now OPEN!!

January 10, 2009

August 2008 > whoooosh > January 2009 = DLF Emporio.

Luxury Retail in India has always been wanting of a destinantion that is true to itself. The answer till now was the tried and tested five star hotels, borrowing their prestige and catering to their well heeled cliebt base.

Welcome to DLF Emporio!!

DLF Emporio

Highly visible from Nelson Mandela road, in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, the “DLF Emporio Experience” begins when you enter the property. Palm tree lined drives lead to a cobbled driveway, with a sensational fountain in the centre, creating an elegant sense of arrival. the landscape design provides a lush, inviting compliment to the building’s architecture, incorporating blooming bushes and plants. DLF Emporio raises the bar in retail development by transforming shopping into a multi sensory experience through its beautiful architecture and distinctive design. Conceptualized around two dramatic atriums with palm trees, a courtyard with an egraved stained skylight, a sense of openness is the central theme. Public spaces offer wide corridors, rich materials like Italian marble, brass detailing, artful lighting and larger than life chandeliers. retail spaces are generously proportioned with high ceilings and large display windows to showcase merchandise.

DLF Emporio offers a dazzling selection of International retailers, including Louis Vuitton, Dior, jimmy Choo, fendi, cartier, Burberry, Giorgio Armani, salvatore Ferragamo, Tod’s and Gucci and many more on the Ground and the First Floor, as well as some of the most in demand Indian designers, such as Tarun tahiliani, Rohit Bal, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Surekha Jain, Alpana Gujral, Ranna Gill, Ganjam and many more on the Second and Third floors.

Finally, we are there, DLF has re-defined the luxury retailscape in India and I’m proud to have brought this baby upto its feet. From the time we did the soft opening in August to now, it was a whirlwind of store openings, promotions, activities and setting up the entire marketing plan, it was great fun. Some earlier photos.

Besides the Kingfisher Calendar 2009 launch tomorrow, I’m getting busy to accelarate the mall to its next level of opening.

With a promise to myself to be back to blogging in 2009 and a desire to understand the luxury space in India, I’m back in action!!


Raster Faster

June 29, 2008

To Raster and that also Faster, let me show you to your Master!!

No, these are no lines from an upcoming sci-fi movie, it’s just a cool thingie I looked up on the internet the other day, but just couldn’t blog earlier about. Last month’s been pretty busy travelling and doing feasability studies!!

Back to the Rasteriser!! So, you have this cute photo of you and your loved one, or this great picturesque travel photo and would like to enlarge it, say to cover up an entire wall or a portion of it…..seemingly impossible or cumbersome or expensive. Hmmmm enter the RasterBator, which can let you just that from your small office or home printer. 

Some background. Images can be of 2 types, Raster and Vector. Simply put Vector images can be enlarged without pixellating unlike Raster images. However, you could use a Vector image; pass it through a RasterBator which ratserizes the image (breaks it up into many smaller multi parts which when joined together make up your entire image). To get an idea, check out the biggest done rasterbation ever!!

I did just that with the free Rasterbator and you can see the result in my office below. Pretty Cool huh!!

The Original Picture

The Result

I love my photos…

January 8, 2008

Last week, I needed to send some logos and pictures which were being thought up for a new promotion and I didn’t them to be mis-used. I wanted to put watermarks or some copyright information so that these could not be edited, so what did I do? I found this excellent website that allows you and me and anyone else to upload, edit and then save your photos from anywhere for FREE and you don’t even have to be a member and there are no forms to fill. It was a breeze. I loved it.

Picnik lets you edit and tweak your photos online by allowing you to change, put special effects and more (regular features of photo editing software) besides helping you put copyright information as well as watermarks to your images.

I think it was swell. The UI was excellent. Photojojo recommends them too. Considering  the number of photos I had from the new year’s party which needed touch up, I gave it a try and really liked the results.

I forgot to add, I loved the way the website keeps you engaged even while the interface is loading….rather than the regular 10% or 20% loaded… they sow the seeds, then grow the grass, then water the plants, pick the strawberries……. very nice touch. Check it out.

Let’s Jiggy Wit It…

December 26, 2007

I recently saw this interesting question at LinkedIn asking if there was a technique in solving a Jigsaw Puzzle. Mine used to be starting out with the corners, then color coordinating and then fitting in the biggest – easy looking pieces, wow, it used to be Super Fun.

Memories of me and my brother trying to clock the fastest in a 180 piece puzzle came back. Even though both of us had solved it many times, it used to be such a challenge trying to do it all over again. I saw the old box on one of my visit’s back home to Mom and Dad and couldn’t help sitting down to solve it once again…. It looked something like this after 15 minutes….


I also found these amazing sites where you could solve Jigsaw puzzles online…yippeee….

Jigsawland and Jigzone 

The guys at Jigzone even give you an option of embedding one in your blog besides feeding a new puzzle out to you everyday. I loved both the sites and I am sure there are many more such online. So go on try your luck and send me some links if you find more…

Lets Jiggy Wit It !!

So where was I?

December 23, 2007


Does this give you a hint? T’was some serious partying since the last two weeks. Sid got married, got to meet everyone from college. It was great fun.

I’ll bet ya didn’t know this ….

November 2, 2007

Some things interest me and some things don’t, like any other person on this planet. However, I have come to realise that only few things don’t interest me. Okay, the difference is the time I spend on these very many things that do interest me.

You may call it random, however the beauty of the World Wide Web is actualy http – i.e Hyper Text Markup Language. One word properly linked could take you to many possibilities and so on and so forth. Something similar to what I told Abhi on his recent blogpost.

I chanced upon some of these random things which caught my fancy. Like a simple act of taking photos. Or this thought provoking post by Scott. Did I tell you about the Bakery?

Hmmmmm any such random things which caught your fancy lately? Tell me about them…

ओये यह क्या है ?

October 16, 2007

WowieKazowie – now that’s what I call a word that makes you sit up.

Ummm how did I get this?? 

I looked up one of my often visited page on flickr which is Valpopando’s pageThis guy is awesome and when you look at some of the photos he has taken, I can only say “WowieKazowie” ….. no other word can describe the beauty that he captures….which makes me come back to these new words that have appeared in our lives… which so often get tagged as “slang” but become part and parcel of our daily lives. I know what my friend Tej Lamba would say – “आई मेह्सूस्मेंत”