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Lend a Hand India's Diwali Party and Fashion Show

Lend-A-Hand India

Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

Lend a Hand India's Diwali Party and Fashion Show

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Lend a Hand India's Diwali Party and Fashion Show


Diwali is a time for joy and celebration! Join us this year to celebrate Diwali  with friends and family at Lair Lounge in New York City.


We have drink specials and cash bar; a great DJ and a fashion show with exclusive jewelry and clothes designers. BICOASTAL MODELS  will be showcasing the designs. All in one evening for a night of entertainment and festivity!


Help Lend a Hand India bring light into the life of young children in India by joining us as at this event or donating online at Your donation of $40 will help educate a child in vocational skills for 6 months in India.


Qurrat Ann Kadwani (award winning play "They call me Q". 


Anders Bentell 

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DJ Naveen will be playing a set with a mix of House/Pop/Hip Hop and Bollywood. He has played in Pranna, Taj, China Club, K Lounge and Opera


Makeup Artist

Christina Addison


6:30 to 7:30pm- Happy hour with 2 for 1-drink specials, appetizers from Junoon ( and chocolate truffles by Chockriti (


8 to 8:30pm- Fashion show with professional models showcasing Indo- western designs and jewelry

8:30 to 11pm- Post show networking and music by a New York based DJ



Solange Jewels by Hetal Kothari: Semi precious jewelry that is intricate and vibrant, blended with a modern look to create bold and affordable statement pieces. Hetal has always been passionate about color and design and brings to you creativity that adorns every attitude! Her pieces are fashionable, elegant, and chic. Jewelry that is easy to fall in love with forever!


Tijorie Jewelry: Tijorie brings unique products from Indian jewelry designers to create pieces that transform looks from day to evening. Each piece is hand made. Our pieces fit the contemporary customer who is bold and edgy, as well is as the elegant lady who is minimalistic and understated. Tijorie comprises jewelry lines by Suhani Pittie, Valliyan by Nitya Arora, Made by M, and Nishkara and from vintage stores in India. Anisha and Natasha came together to bring the unique jewelry handcrafted in India by talented designers to woman everywhere. They spend their time seeking out talent in up and coming designers and finding hidden jewels in different parts of India renowned for true craftsmanship. Facebook: and on Instagram @tijorie


VG Designer Clothing: Created by Vasu Gandhi, is line of fusion design wear styled around Indian sensibilities for the festive season. The collection offers glamorous, elegant and chic clothing for women and is tailored for both, day and evening wear. Each ensemble, created in luxurious pure silks, jerseys, velvets, brocades, jacquards, laces, georgettes, satins and more, reflects a persona as unique as the wearer themselves. This season, the VG collection consists of delicately hand embroidered jackets, skirts, tunics, kurtas, and anarkalis in rich colors to set the mood for this season. Designer Vasu Gandhi graduated from FIT, NY in 1998 and has since designed and produced bridal and trousseau wear for numerous Indian brides. She has had trunk shows in London, Hong Kong and Singapore and is bringing her designs to NYC this Fall!

Dress Code

Business causal/casual chic/dress to impress with a traditional twist! 





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When & Where

Lair NYC
201 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012

Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

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About Lend-A-Hand India (  

Lend A Hand India (LAHI) provides vocational training by way of “work-centric school education” to young boys and girls from high schools in rural  India. Currently, working with government aided high schools in the remote villages in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa, LAHI runs a three year job and life skills training program in 61 villages reaching more than 10,000 youth. The program has been formally recognized by government of Maharashtra as part of the curriculum.


LAHI recruits local trade practitioners (carpenters, plumbers, electricians, agriculturists etc) to teach trade skills at local high schools for one a day week for three years, making the high school education much more practical and relevant. The impact of this model has been outstanding-- over 25% of the students are now getting admission to much sought after higher technical education, positively impacting attendance, and school drop out rates at the same time empowering girl students as well.

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