|Top 100 Most Influential Asians
List Unveiled at The Asian Awards
Sir Ben Kingsley, singer Nicole Scherzinger,
Japanese race car driver Kamui Kobayashi,
industrialist Adi Godrej, businessman Jiang
Jinquing, author Hanif Khureishi and Hollywood
legend Bruce Lee were among those honoured
at The Asian Awards on Tuesday 16th April
2013 at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
The world's first Top 100 Most Influential
Asians list was also launched on the evening.
|Women Empowered network encourages
more women into politics
Ahuja and Mona Remtulla, co-founders of the
Women Empowered network, held their first
event of the year on 24th January 2013 to
encourage more women into national and local
politics. Speakers Priti Patel MP, Cllr Mimi
Harker OBE and Cllr Lurline Champagnie spoke
of their own careers and experiences in standing
for election. Traditionally regarded as male
dominated or controlled profession; they debated
the issue of "Is it still a man's world"?
Party to mark the opening of the 'Mughal India'
South Asian Literature Festival 2012 culminated
in a closing panel discussing 'Makings of
an Empire: Mark of the Mughals on South Asia'
on Friday 9th November at the British Library
in London. As the date also marked the opening
of the British Library's new 'Mughal India'
exhibition, over 900 attendees were treated
to a special 'Mughal Nites' party hosted by
DJ Ritu and Kuch Kuch entertainment.
Network Diwali Dinner 2012
London-based City Hindus Network (CHN) held
its annual Diwali Dinner for over 100 guests
at the Courthouse DoubleTree Hilton Hotel
in London on Friday 2nd November 2012. In
their speeches, CHN Advisory Board Members
Punam Denley, Alpesh Patel and Nishma Gosrani
outlined the network's successes and special
Diwali greeting messages were given by Vikram
Goyal of sponsors Unesta and Arjan Vekaria
on behalf of the Hindu Forum of Britain.
Festivals Dinner 2012
Collins, UK Chairman, and Nina Amin, Partner
at KPMG, hosted a celebration of Asian Festivals
on Monday 29th October 2012 in London. Guests
included some of the wealthiest Asians in
the UK including: Lord Gulam Noon, Gopichand
Hinduja (pictured left with Nina Amin),
Vijay & Bhikhu Patel of Waymade, hotelier
Surinder Arora and a host of well-known Asian
Asian Music Awards Rock Wembley Arena, London
tenth Asian Music Awards took place on 25th
October 2012. Bollywood legend Rahat Fateh
Ali Khan led the winners, taking home three
awards for Best-Selling Download, Best International
Act and Best International Act of the Decade.
Brit sensation, Jay Sean was hot on Rahat
Fateh Ali Khans heels with two awards
for British Artist of the Decade and Best
Male. DJ Neev Spencer (pictured left)
won the 'Best Radio Show' award for her Kiss
Man Honoured at The Sikh Awards 2012
UK's richest man, industrialist Lakshmi Mittal
received a Special Recognition Award at The
Sikh Awards, held at The Park Plaza Hotel,
London on Sunday 21st October 2012. The Awards,
hosted by former Mayoral advisor Mr Kulveer
Ranger and model Ms Anu Singh (pictured
left), recognised Sikh contribution and
excellence in a variety of fields from around
the Future Ambassadors Reception 2012
annual Women of the Future Ambassadors Reception
took place on 15th October 2012, hosted by
former England cricketer Isa Guha and with
guest speakers The Rt Hon Baroness Scotland
of Asthal QC and Zoe Jackson, Founder of Living
the Dream Performing Arts Company. The initiative
was founded by Pinky Lilani OBE.
Golden Peacock Awards 2012
Institute of Directors (IOD) India hosted
the annual Golden Peacock Awards in recognition
of excellence in corporate governance and
sustainability on 11th October at the Marylebone
Cricket Club Lord's Ground in London during
the London Global Convention 2012. The awards
were presented by The Rt Hon. Eric Pickles
MP, Secretary of State for Communities and
London Global Convention 2012
Rt Hon. Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under-Secretary
of State for Energy and Climate Change was
the keynote speaker at the Institute of Directors
(IOD) India London Global Convention 2012.
The event, which saw key business leaders
from India, the UK and Europe converge on
London to discuss sustainability and corporate
governance, hosted a 'Global Investors Meet'
on 10th October.
Empowered, the UK-based networking and support
group co-founded by Reena Ranger and Mona
Remtulla, held its second event on Wednesday
26th September 2012 in London, featuring inspirational
stories from a range of women entrepreneurs
including Sally Overhead, Founder of MOJOMUMS
and brand ambassador Anjali Pathak (pictured
hosts its 3rd anniversary party
Capital, founded in 2009 by Zain Latif, hosted
its third anniversary party for investors,
entrepreneurs and friends on Thursday 26th
July at the Hotel Rafayel at Falcon Wharf
in London. The event also marked the celebration
of the Private Equity Africa award of 'Small
Cap Deal of the Decade' for the company -
which invests in frontier markets specifically
sub-Saharan Africa - for its investment in
Digital Influencers Party
media measurement company PeerIndex hosted
its first Digital Influencers Party for 200
guests on 19th July 2012 at the Bond Club
in London to announce new perks for its influential
acolytes. Founded by Azeem Azhar in 2009,
PeerIndex, algorithmically maps out the social
web to identify, rank and scores online authorities,
helping individuals benefit from the social
capital they have built up.
celebrates his 65th birthday in style!
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr Rami Ranger
MBE, founder of Sun Mark Ltd the multi award-winning
food export business, celebrated his 65th
birthday in style on 14th July 2012 in London.
Organised by his daughters Reena, Amita and
Sabina, Dr Ranger's party saw a rush of peers,
parliamentarians, diplomats, councillors and
friends vying to pay tributes.
Women's Network Annual Lunch 2012
Gary-Martin of J P Morgan hosted the annual
Inspirational Women's Network lunch at their
City Offices in London on 4th July 2012. Entitled
'Collaboration is the key', the event saw
a panel of speakers including Phil Smith,
CEO of Cisco UK & Ireland; Independent
London Mayoral Candidate, Siobhan Benita and
Sally Dewar, Managing Director and Senior
Member of Risk Team, J.P. Morgan.
India Reception 2012
Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) annual
delegation of Chief Executives of the leading
Indian companies, led by Mr Adi B Godrej,
President CII and Chairman, Godrej Group,
hosted a reception on 28th June 2012 at Banqueting
House, Whitehall, London. The Annual India
Reception is an evening for informally meeting
the business leaders from India and the UK.
Ranger Ahuja and Mona Remtulla launched the
'Women Empowered' (WE) network at Bright Courtyard
in London on Thursday 24th May 2012. Guest
speakers at the launch event included Baroness
Sandip Verma, Tasmin Lucia Khan, TV Presenter
and News Anchor and entrepreneur Geeta Sidhu-Robb,
CEO and Founder of Nosh Detox.
|'The Z Factor'
Exhibition celebrates Zoroastrians
Z Factor' exhibition, celebrating the contribution
made by Zoroastrians to India and the UK,
was launched at The Women's Library, London
Metropolitan University on 23rd May 2012.
The exhibition, curated by Zerbanoo Gifford,
author, human rights campaigner and founder
of the Asha Centre, was opened by the guest
of honour, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon.
wins at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards
Rubasingham, the new Artistic Director at
The Tricycle Theatre, London, was recognised
for her "astounding achievements"
in theatre at the Asian Women of Achievement
Awards 2012 held at the Hilton Hotel, Park
Lane, London on Wednesday 16th May 2012. Among
the ten pioneering women honoured was luxury
retailer Sung-Joo Kim.
performs at the Asian Women of Achievement
accomplishments of ten pioneering Asian women
were celebrated at the Asian Women of Achievement
(AWA) Awards 2012 ceremony in London's Park
Lane last night (16th May) attended by the
Home Secretary The Rt Hon. Theresa May; wife
of Deputy Prime Minister, Miriam Clegg and
awards patrons Cherie Blair and HRH Princess
Badiya bint El Hassan.
network launches with India-based theme
Connect, a new business network, was launched
on 26th April 2012 at the Luton Hoo Hotel
in Hertfordshire, with 'Doing Business with
India' as its theme. Supported by HSBC and
the Land Rover Experience (based on the Luton
Hoo Estate), the launch was attended by senior
executives from the bank, local businesses
and Indian companies.
celebrates its 7th year in business
Agrawal, Founder Chairman & CEO and Sales
Director and Co-Founder Paresh Davdra of Rational
FX invited 150 guests, to a reception at The
Mayfair Hotel in London on Thursday 22nd March
2012 to celebrate the seventh year of their
business. RationalFX is one of the UK's fastest
growing foreign exchange companies with transfers
in excess of $2Billion.
Media Club gala screening of 'The Best Exotic
producers, director, investors and entrepreneurs
were invited to a special gala screening of
the newly released Fox Searchlight film 'The
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' by The Mayfair
Media Club at the iconic Mayfair Hotel in
London on Thursday 23rd February 2012. Organised
by Parminder Vir OBE, guests included 'Bend
It Like Beckham' film director Gurinder Chadha
and investment manager Nicola Horlick.
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of the Brown Brits Exhibition by Shekhar
Bhatia, 2nd May 2013
100 Most Influential Asians List Unveiled
at The Asian Awards, 16th April 2013
Empowered network encourages more women
into politics, 24th January 2013
Nites Party to mark the opening of the 'Mughal
India' exhibition, 9th November 2012
Hindus Network Diwali Dinner 2012, Friday
2nd November 2012
Asian Festivals Dinner, 29th October 2012
UK Asian Music Awards Rock Wembley Arena,
London, 25th October 2012
Richest Man Honoured at The Sikh Awards
2012, 21st October 2012
of the Future Ambassadors Reception 2012,
15th October 2012
India Golden Peacock Awards 2012, 11th October
India London Global Convention 2012, 10th
Entrepreneurs Empowered, 26th September
Capital hosts its 3rd anniversary party,
26th July 2012
Digital Influencers Party, 19th July 2012
Ranger celebrates his 65th birthday in style!,
Women's Network Annual Lunch 2012
Annual India Reception 2012
Empowered network launched
Factor' Exhibition celebrates Zoroastrians
Rubasingham wins at the Asian Women of Achievement
performs at the Asian Women of Achievement
Connect network launches with India-based
celebrates its 7th year in business, March
Media Club gala screening of 'The Best Exotic
Marigold Hotel', Feb 2012
Asian Festivals Dinner, 16th November 2011
Sikh Association Awards, 14th November 2011
House honours Ratan Tata with the Asian
Business Leaders' Award 2011
Asian Awards 2011 Winners Announced, 18th
Mark celebrates third Queen's Award for
Enterprise, 15th October 2011
of Aspiring Women Awards, 30th September
Gujaratis honoured at the FPA Awards, 10th
British Asian Trust launches charitable
Dixit Joshi heads off to Hong Kong, 18th
Women of Achievement Award Winners 2011
Clegg shines at the Asian Women of Achievement
Asians launch UK Film company with £300
Celebrates 30th Anniversary, 1st April 2011
International celebrates with a Bollywood
Extravaganza, 10 Dec 2010
Asian Music Awards 2011 launch party
Asian Festivals Dinner 2010
Forum of Britain celebrates Diwali at the
House of Commons
Asian Awards winners announced, 26th October
in Jeopardy Fundraiser, 5th October 2010
Women of Achievement (AWA) Award Winners,
19 May 2010
Capital hosts a 'Hinduism in the City' event
in London, 25 Feb 2010
Jesse Jackson honoured with an Asian Public
Life Award, 25 Feb 2010
Appointments Reception at Lancaster House
Asian Festivals Dinner 2009
10th Anniversary Celebration
Partnership Festivals Dinner 2009
celebration of Diwali at No 10 Downing Street
Queen hosts an Indian reception at Buckingham
UK launches 'Understanding India' discussion
Charity Pratham kick starts campaign to
raise £1 million
Women of Achievement (AWA) Awards Gala Dinner
Bee' - New Asian women's magazine launched,
21 April 2009
Caan's 'Creation' Exhibition, Thursday 27
Woman Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner,
Saturday 22 November 2008
Khan celebrated at the Mayfair Media Club,
22 October 2008
Women of Achievement Awards Gala Dinner
Hassan Foundation Birthday Celebration 2008,
24 April 2008
Friends of India Annual Luncheon 2008, 22
International Lunch 2007: 'The Indus Insight',
2 December 2007
Woman of Excellence Awards 2007, 24 November
Bilimoria lights Diwali lamp for city lawyers,
1 November 2007
Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2007
Celebrity Cricket Match, 8 June 2007
Women of Achievement Awards, May 2007
Gupta at the Tamarai Art Gallery, October
Hassan Foundation Cake & Candle Ceremony
Women of Achievement Awards 2005 (26 May
Celebration of Diwali (18 November 2004).
Asian Music Awards Launch Party (7 October
Sangeet Award Winners (1 October 2004).
Indian Film Fesitval Launch (31 August 2004).
in Britain (BIBA) Award Winners 2004 (7
Women of Achievement Awards 2004 (27 May
Forum of Britain Launch (26 May 2004).
Award Winners 2004 (24 May 2004).
Awards 2004 - Annoucment of Nominees (22
Reception for Ethnic Minority Councillors
(15 Dec 2003).
Business Association Celebration of Festivals
(1 Dec 2003).
Summer Soiree at Cafe Lazeez (24 July 2003).
Cosmetics Launch Party (18 July 2003).
of the Dynamic Asian Women's Network, (4
Awards 2003 Launch Party (2 May 2003).
Music Nights at Bar Bollywood (24 April
Business' Bok Launch (6 December 2002).
Asian Network Launch Party (28 October 2002).