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Flavors Beyond Borders Event Coverage

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Flavors Beyond Borders Event Coverage

August 15th, 2007 would like to thank every one for making The Flavors Beyond Borders Event a huge success. A first of its kind social gathering of Indian and Pakistanis in the New York Area, the event had a tremendous turn-out (more then 170 people). Organized by (, the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) and the Indo American Arts Council, Flavors Beyond Borders brought people together on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of India's and Pakistan's independence. Guests enjoyed a meal specially prepared by renowned chefs of the two nations and listened to musical performances by acclaimed singers.

The Highlights of the Event included

The food will be prepared by famous chefs such as Chef Vikas of Purnima, Chef Hemant of Devi, Chef Rawat of Bukahara Grill and Chef Hari Nayak, besides others.
3. Keynote Address by Dr. Samina Ahmad, noted physician, health counselor and food expert. She had a very successful cooking show in pakistan and now manages her time as a counselor and as the manager of Salman of Ahmad of the band Junoon
4. Ghazal/Fusion Music performance by vocalist Vishal Vaid. Vishal Vaid is a highly acclaimed singer who mixes traditional ghazal music with modern rhythms and sounds.
5. A musical performance by Asif Ali, noted singer from Pakistan.
6. Recitation of the national anthems of both countries by Rabindrasangeet and fusion singer Isheeta Ganguly.
7. The program will be hosted by Kiran Khalid, freelance TV reporter and Sree Srinivasan of SAJA.

Event Media

1. Picture Gallery (pictures courtesy Preston Merchant and Katie Zehr )

2. Video slideshow of selected pictures

3. Video glimpses of the event

4. Videos of Goodwill messages

The Event was sponsored by Gel and Gel,, Ayurveda Beauty Care and Appied Infromatics Inc.


Supreme Spice

Gell and Gell, Attorneys at Law

Applied Informatics Inc.

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