Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New City Centre Me’aisem Mall Opens In UAE

Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, is introducing its sixth City Centre mall in the UAE, and twelfth in the region: the new City Centre Me'aisem. The doors of the lifestyle destination are now open, ready to welcome and serve an anticipated four million visitors in its first year and more than 11 surrounding communities.

New City Centre Me’aisem now open and expected to welcome four million visitors in first year
·         The AED 275 million investment features more than 53 retail outlets
·         Major tenants include Carrefour hypermarket, Magic Planet, City Centre Clinic, Centrepoint, H&M, Sun & Sand Sports, Max, and Patchi

o   Some brands will also be making their debut in the UAE like 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, Cath Kidston and GRK Fresh Greek.
o   City Centre Me’aisem offers a line-up of casual dining options and cafes that feature outdoor landscaped seating areas, as well as various service providers including banking, beauty salons, fitness and a mobile operator.
Michael Cesarz - CEO Shopping Malls Business Unit
- Majid Al Futtaim Properties
o   The new mall will also be home to Majid Al Futtaim’s second City Centre Clinic in Dubai, to address the wellness needs of residents and families living in the surrounding communities.  In celebration of its expansion, City Centre Clinic Me’aisem will offer complimentary GP and Pediatric consultations in the first two weeks of opening.
o   The opening of the Carrefour Hypermarket is an important milestone for Majid Al Futtaim, as it fulfils a growing demand for high quality, affordable convenience shopping in a fast developing community, bringing its unique product offering to a whole new customer base. 
Maryam Ahli
Senior Mall ManagerCity CentreMeaisem
o   City Centre Me’aisem is built on 325,000 square feet, comprising of 23,850 square metres of Gross Leasable Area and is spread on a 1-level mall featuring contemporary world-class design, sustainability measures, accessibility and premium finish.
o   The community lifestyle destination is built in line with Majid Al Futtaim’s sustainability vision and features a ‘Bionest’ water recycling system, the UAE’s first-ever solar panel lighting solution in its parking area, a reflective roofing membrane that minimizes solar gain, energy-efficient LEED-compliant lights and water saving taps, with more than 83% of all construction elements coming from recycled material.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Tribeca Movie Mondays

Integrating entertainment and wholesome goodness of organic healthy food Tribeca – Kitchen & Bar,Dubai, launched Movie Mondays on 17th August. Each week Tribeca will play homage to some of the most iconic movies of all time

The first award winning title to be showcased was Pulp Fiction on 17th August. Each week at 8:00pm Tribeca will screen a different cult classic movie selected by the team. The Guests are invited to enjoy the movie for only 50AED, the price includes a glass of organic wine, house beer or spirit, a bag of organic popcorn and the use of their own Bluetooth headset, ensuring they never miss a line.

The movie theatre setting is a comfortable mix of sofas and bean bags in a relaxed lounge style setting, giving the evening a laid back vibe. The silent waiter ordering system ensures that guests can order food and drinks with no disruption to the movie. The finger food menu consists of classic cinema treats like organic hot dogs and burgers coupled with the slightly more health conscious but equally delicious sweet potato fries.

The line up for the coming weeks is:
31st August – Zoolander
6th September – Back to the Future – Part 1
13th September – Rocky VI

20th September – Star Wars
Tribeca is a restaurant & bar featuring wholesome and organic food and alcoholic beverages, live entertainment and an impressive collection of art from local artists which is also for sale. With an indoor and outdoor capacity of 400 plus, Tribeca is located on the first floor of the JA Ocean View Hotel, in Jumeirah  Beach Residence. The Tribeca’s kitchen is headed by Chef Giovanni De Ambrosis, serving Mediterranean and Organic, Contemporary Cuisine. Tribeca is founded by Bond Cap LLC’s CEO Michael Vrankovic, who heads the investment and strategic management firm specializing in the Entertainment, and Food & Beverage sector.
 T: +971 5 343 6067

Vesna Vrankovic – Tr!beca – Creative Director
Vesna started modeling at 15, although she didn’t really get serious about it until she finished high school. After graduating from the University of Western Sydney, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Vesna embarked on her marketing career, working for Berlei Australia but also continued to work as a model in Sydney. Through her 15-year modeling career to date, Vesna has worked with a host of creative and talented people, all of whom have inspired her. Vesna has walked runway shows for some incredible designers including Carolina Herrera, Philip Plein and Galliano, and her career highlights include campaigns for brands such as Johnson and Johnson, Lee Jeans and Goldwell. Working with such prestigious names has seen her model for shoots in incredibly beautiful places such as Bali, Californian coast, New York City and stunning Islands such as Nurai Island.Along this journey Vesna has lived in and visited some of the world’s most elite cities including Sydney, New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Hamburg, Auckland, Vienna and since 2008 has found her residing in Dubai, UAE. Throughout this time Vesna has had the privilege of experiencing some of the world’s most exclusive food and beverage venues, these later proved to be part of her inspiration behind Tr!beca.After the birth of her son, Vesna developed a passion for organic food as she sought a healthier lifestyle for her and her family. Vesna strives to live a full life and strongly believes when it comes to both food and lifestyle, moderation is key! Vesna enjoys a glass of organic wine or an organic martini every so often and she believes “life would be bitter without dessert!” With a healthy concept, a zest for life, her interiors vision and passion for the industry, the Tr!beca brand was born.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Global premiere of Firoz Nadiadwala’s & Eros International’s film Welcome Back, in Dubai

Much to celebrate for movie lovers and Dubailanders!!! The marriage between Bollywood & Dubai is certainly turning heavenly by the day. The global premiere of the Firoz Nadiadwala film Welcome Back will be held in Dubai at Music Hall on September 2, 2015 ahead of the film’s GCC release on September 3 and a worldwide release on September 4. 

Hosted by Dubai Tourism, the red carpet premiere will be attended by the stars of the movie and a large selection of the International and Bollywood film fraternity. Stars include lead actors Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Shruti Haasan, and Nana Patekar, along with Producer - Firoz Nadiadwala, Director - Anees Bazmee, and Musicians Meet Brothers and Mika Sing.

The global premiere, a first of its kind in the UAE, is set to be followed by a major fan event on September 3, 2015, allowing the public a chance to catch a glimpse of and interact with the star cast.

Dubai has cemented its status as a world-class destination for movie production with its attractive landscape, grand hotels, and iconic landmarks, drawing filming opportunities from Hollywood to Bollywood. Dubai’s strong ties and close proximity to India, along with its openness and encouragement of all things creative, sees Bollywood production teams increasingly drawn to the Emirate.

Mana Al Suwaidi, Regional DirectorMiddle East & Sub-Continent, Dubai Tourism comments;
“Dubai is a vibrant hub of entertainment and is featured in the film, which is why Dubai Tourism is hosting the global premiere of Welcome Back.
As we have seen this week with the visit of the Prime Minister of India at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, this city is a place for Indian tourists and residents to enjoy unique experiences. As the Prime Minister noted, we are incredibly connected. Being only four hours away, there are over 1,700 flights a month between Dubai and Indian cities. In fact, no city in the world is more connected to India than Dubai, which is why we warmly welcome back our Indian guests time and again.”

Further commenting, Jamal Al Sharif, Chairman of Dubai Film and TV Commission and Managing Director of Dubai Studio City said;

 “Dubai plays an iconic role in Welcome Back, with scenes shot across the Emirate in a number of unique locations. We are very pleased that Dubai has also been chosen as the location for the premiere, which reinforces the Emirate’s position as a key part of the Bollywood production value chain.
We have seen a real increase in the number of Bollywood productions selecting Dubai as the location of choice for filming, screenings and premieres over the past few years, including blockbusters such as Happy New Year and Hamari Adhuri Kahani, and look forward to continued close ties with India to support productions and films of all sizes.”

Director Anees Bazmee said;

“Welcome Back portrays an aspirational lifestyle as the protagonists are multi-millionaires and billionaires, we thought getting so many locations matching the theme would be a nightmare but Dubai is an absolute dream city for any filmmaker.”

Producer Firoz Nadiadwala had this to say;

“The glitz and glamour of Dubai really is the ultimate backdrop for this movie and offered us a chance to film some truly incredible and awe-inspiring sequences that really could not have been accomplished anywhere else without considerably more effort.
We are genuinely thankful for the professionalism and hospitality extended to us throughout the entire project, and look forward to building our relationship with this incredible and bustling metropolitan city.”
Adding to this, Dubai based Associate Producer Arjun Kumar said:
“Welcome Back showcases Dubai in all its glory and we are extremely thankful to the Dubai Film & TV Commission for its continued support and assistance right throughout filming.”

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Incredible innovations from Uniliver- Pond’s BB Cream –Age Miracle & Sunsilk’s Dry shampoo

Buzzingtales feels beauty is no longer just skin deep. Feeling good about self, adds volumes to our self-confidence. What is incredible is that, being beautiful is no longer just about being born beautiful or being able to afford expensive treatments and products. Being beautiful is more about accepting one’s uniqueness and enhancing or maintaining them. Beauty has become accessible to all especially with phenomenal products like Pond’s BB  Cream –Age Miracle or the incredibly innovative products like Dry Shampoo.

Buzzingtales reviewed Sunsilk’s Dry shampoo and was really astonished about this refreshing shampoo that rejuvenates the hair in 1 min flat and that too without water. Indeed “A life saving Innovation From” Sunsilk. There have been umpteen times- when you have to look your best in a jiffy-when you are stuck between the seconds ticking by, and lifeless dull hair. Sunsilk has found an incredible solution to these irritants and made sure your hair problems don’t land you in HOT WATER!

Nilo Haq, Make-up Artist & Pond’s Arabia Brand Ambassador shares 4 Makeup Tricks to Help Hide Embarrassing Skin Issues 

Let’s be honest, filters and skin editing apps are great for photos but every girl has one or another skin issue they want to hide in real life.  Achieving perfect skin is a struggle and there are common skin issues we all deal with.  It is most important to feel comfortable in the skin you are in and makeup almost always helps! Here are some common skin issues and how to deal with them using makeup:

Problem: Dark Circles
Dark circles are a problem most girls have.  Besides trying to get your 9 hours of uninterrupted beauty sleep, drinking the recommended intake of daily water and eating well there are some makeup tricks that can hide them in a jiffy.  
Generally dark circles are blue or brown based in color, so after applying foundation use an orange color corrector and apply a tiny amount on top of the dark area evenly. The orange will cancel out the darkness of the under eye. Then use a yellow undertone concealer on top to brighten it up.  Choose a full coverage liquid concealer for best results. 

Problem: Pimples
An unwanted zit can be one of the worst things to wake up too.  Hide a zit easily by dabbing it with a green color corrector as it cancels out the redness of the zit.  Then apply a pink undertone concealer on top.  Lastly, set the zit immediately with a powder to keep the concealer in place and to make the zit seem like it was never even there.

Problem: Large Pores

Large pores can be annoying.  The trick to make them appear less obvious is to keep your makeup as matte as possible.  Start off with using silicon based face primer to smooth out your skin and help make open pores less obvious.  Then use a matte foundation on top and set it with a powder to make skin look as smooth and pore-less as possible.  Try to stay away from highlighters, glitter or shine as these enhance the open pores further. 

Problem: Dry & Flaky Skin
Dry & flaky skin can be difficult to work with foundation.  Not only does the dry look wrinkle with foundation on top, flaky skin sticks to it making the base look like a mess.  Avoid this common skin issue by making sure you exfoliate regularly.  Exfoliating is the best way to get rid of dead skin sitting on top of your skin and will help allow the new fresh skin to come through.  Also try to incorporate a cleansing brush into your skincare ritual as these brushes are great to help exfoliate skin.  

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Back-To-School- Be A Star With Centerpoint

Make your child a star with Centerpoint.
Post pictures or video of his or her talent on-

It’s that time of the year when preparations are on to get Back-To-School. With its new Back to School Collection of fashionable accessories and essentials, Centerpoint Stores in UAE  ensure that kids look forward to the new school year. While previewing the largest collection of chic Back-To-School merchandise, Buzzingtales had a strong urge to return to school. Shopping for school reopening has never been so exhilarating.

Your little prince and princesses as well as stylish teenagers will be spoilt for choice at their dream shopping destination. Wait don’t panic- the beautiful designed value packs as well as affordable prices make the merchandise easy on the pocket too!!

  With Splash’s&  Lifestyle’s enviable range  of designer school accessories backpacks, school bags with matching lunch & pencil  boxes etc (from Ferrari, Little Princess, Smiley World and much more) children of all ages have much to rejoice about. Can you believe it if I tell you school bags come equipped with speakers, and even blink lights? Wow! That certainly makes school bags one of the most thrilling things to have. Bags with trolleys have wheel covers and the trolleys are de-attachable making them extremely convenient & functional.
The durable yet soft tactile fabric, fabulous range of color and imagery certainly makes children look forward to the upcoming school year and to put their best foot …opps …best school accessories and bags forward.
With more than 60 different designs for uniforms and enchanting array character merchandise collection (Minions, Spiderman, Ben Ten, Dora, Disney Princess , Barbie etc) Babyshop’s Back-to-School collection of water bottles, lunch boxes, bags and stationery for kids ranging from 3-16 will light up your child’s face.

Your child is sure to make a great first impression with Shoemart’s fashionable, comfortable and affordable array of shoes. Be it the remarkable sport shoes, striking pumps, beautiful  ballerinas, classic clack shoes  (from Kangaroos, Barefeet, Juniors, Start Rite etc) there is always something great for every boy or girl.
Shopping at this relaxing one stop destination is not just a trend setting experience it’s rewarding as well!! Yes, Centerpoint is ensuring a truly gratifying experience by giving its customers a chance to win a Mediterranean Cruise for a family of four.

Every child can be a star with Centerpoint this summer.Want your child to be a star in Centerpoint's upcoming video ? Then share with us a video or photo of your child showcasing his/her talent and tell us what she/he excels in for a chance to win! ‪#‎CentrepointStar‬

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


With the launch of Atlantis Family Fun Factory, The Palm Atlantis, Dubai has unfurled the ultimate indoor entertainment destination for boundless play, fun and games this summer. Buzzingtales a great family time and would love to plunge in again. This fun destination offers exciting indoor entertainment destination packed with video games, prizes, treats and arts and crafts, all available for unlimited play at one fixed price: perfect for keeping youngsters (and parents) entertained during the summer months.

When : 9th July to 31st August from 3pm-10pm daily

Where: Atlantis Family Fun Factory

How Much:  just AED75 per child (16 and under) including one free adult entry with every purchase.
Included in the cost will be unlimited play on all games, giving youngsters the best chance to win amazing gifts and prizes from five exciting zones. Free face painting will also be offered alongside arts and crafts and the chance to purchase a selection of carnival themed sweets and treats.

The Zones :

·      Video Arcade Zone : Viedo Aracade welcomes favourites such as ‘Boxer Arcade’ and ‘Speed   Driver’ inviting guests to clock up top scores and challenge their opponents.

·          Redemption Zone :boasts an impressive array of 30 skill based games including ‘Minions Whacker’ and ‘Pump it up Jump’, giving kid’s the chance to win tickets for top scores that can be exchanged for a plethora of exciting plush prizes.

·         Kiddie Ride Zone : Younger guests will also be thrilled by a range of sit on rides in Kiddie Ride Zone,

·         Sport Zone : More competitive kids can battle it out in the Sport Zone, playing unlimited Air Hockey and Sonic Basketball.

Transforming the ‘Silk Ballroom’ into a carnival themed destination, entrance will be available to both internal and external guests on a first come first served basis from 3pm-10pm daily. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times and there will be no reentry once guests have left the venue.

Arts and crafts and all food and beverage will be charged at an additional cost.For further information about Atlantis please call +971 4 426 1000, or visit
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 About Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai Atlantis

 The Palm is the first entertainment resort destination in the region and located at the centre of the crescent of The Palm in Dubai. Opened in September 2008, the unique ocean-themed resort features a variety of marine and entertainment attractions, as well as 17 hectares of waterscape amusement at Aquaventure Waterpark, all within a 46 hectare site. It is home to one of the largest open-air marine habitats in the world, with over 65,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays including The Lost Chambers Aquarium, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis. Aquaventure features 18 million litres of fresh water used to power thrilling waterslides, a 2.3 kilometre river ride with tidal waves and pools, water rapids and white water chargers.

Atlantis, The Palm is also known as the culinary destination in the region with a collection of world-renownedrestaurants including Nobu and Ronda Locatelli. The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops as well as extensive meeting and convention facilities.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Amazing Taste Of Thailand- At Dusit Thani, Dubai

Buzzingtales was invited by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Thai Consulate Dubai "The Amazing Tastes Of Thailand Festival” and for the cooking event launched on 5 Aug 2015 at Dusit Thani Dubai. We were completely enchanted by Thailand’s gastronomic delights, music, culture and warm hospitality. Buzzingtales loved the colorful Thai costumes, enjoyed playing fun games, and absolutely relished the divine Thai massage.

This  Gastronomic Extravaganza Invited Foodies to Enjoy Thai Cuisines in UAE as well as Win Prizes.
 The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in partnership with Royal Thai Embassy to the United Arab Emirates, Royal Thai Consulate-General Dubai and Thai Airways International Dubai, has announced ‘The Amazing Tastes of Thailand Festival 2015’ to be held on 5 August, 2015 at 13-participating restaurants across the UAE. Throughout the Thai Food Festival, UAE residents and visitors will have the opportunity to avail several discounts and promotions from all participating Thai restaurants nationwide. 

Speaking about the Thailand Food Festival, Tourism Authority of Thailand Director for the Middle East, Mr Chalermsak Suranant said: “For its fifth year, The Amazing Taste of Thailand Food Festival 2015 will continue to delight UAE residents and visitors with world-renowned Thai cuisine. The event aims to promote the on-going campaign ‘Discover Thainess”, with a core focus on Thai way of life through people and culture, which are all reflected in every Thai dishes”

The launching ceremony of the festival will take place on 5th August 2015 at Al Wasl Ballroom-A, Dusit Thani hotel. The venue will be decorated with carnival theme with dishes served in food trucks and stalls to actualize Thai fun fair, street party and music. Guests will be serenaded by live musical performances from Sound of Siam Bandand Koh Mr. Saxman. Additionally, there will be a segment ‘Celebrity Cooking Showdown” wherein two sets of Dubai-based known personalities will battle for a live cooking face-off. There will also be a massage and fun fair corner for a truly unique Thai festive experience.

“While Thailand is amazing for so many reasons, such as pristine beaches and mountain landscapes, elephants, great shopping and nightlife, rejuvenating spas, ancient culture and delicious cuisine, at the root of all our offerings is the unique Thainess that comes from the people. With this event, we would like to show the world the natural hospitality, genuine warmness and friendly faces of Thais that are ready to welcome guests from around the world.”

All 13 participated restaurants will showcase their appetizing special dishes at the launching event on Wednesday, 5 August 2015, at Dusit Thani, Dubai. These include Benjarong Dubai, Benjarong Abu Dhabi, Little Bangkok, Thai Chi, The Royal Buddha, The Thai Kitchen, Lemongrass, Royal Orchid in Dubai, The Chimes, Spice Emporium, Tong Thai, ZAAP and Sawasdee Ka.
The event will also be attended by partners from UAE travel industry including airline representatives, travel agents and media. Mr Chalermsak Suranat added: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our partners and friends for the continued support in making Thailand the leading outbound destination in the region.”

For more information on The Amazing Tastes of Thailand Festival 2015, please contact the Tourism Authority of Thailand at:
Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Dubai & Middle East Office
133 Sheikh Zayed Road, Apartment # 1804,
DusitThaniDubai,P.O. Box 450019, Dubai, U.A.E
Tel: +971 4 324 0184      Fax: +971 4 325 0187
[About Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)]
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) was established on the 18th March 1960. TAT was the first organization in Thailand to be specifically responsible for the promotion of tourism. TAT supplies information and data on tourist areas to the public, publicizes Thailand with the intention of encouraging both Thai and international tourists to travel in and around Thailand, conducts studies to set development plans for tourist destinations, and co-operates with and supports the production and development of personnel in the field of tourism. Since the inception of the first local office of TAT in Chiang Mai in 1968, there are now 35 regional offices throughout Thailand. TAT has also established many overseas offices the first being in New York, which was opened in 1965. During the past 30 years, TAT has since established 26 more offices in different parts of the world, including the Dubai & Middle East Office, which is responsible for the promotion of Thailand within the GCC, the Levant, Iraq and Iran. 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Ikebana Workshop At Bujuman- Symphony For The Soul

Buzzingtales found out about the beauty of asymmetry at the Ikebana flower workshop held to initiate the media about the Japanese art of flower arranging at Burjuman Mall on occasion of the on-going “Flower Power” event . The beautiful composition is a symphony of “empty” spaces and  assymetrical forms highlighting elegant lines, natural beauty and simplicity through arrangement of flowers in a disciplined manner. Practiced for more than 6 centuries  Ikebana originally began as flower offring for Lord Buddha. Ikebana is derived from Ikeru (to make live, and to keep alive) and Hana meaning (flower), and accentuates the characteristics of flower and their harmonized splendor.

Our petite Ikebana Instructor Ms Haraue Oki is a certified Associate Second Master in Ikebana from the Ohara school of Ikebana. She has been practicing since the age of 15 and had taught in London, Tokya, Paris and now in Dubai. Working with flowers, scissors, Kenzan (Needle point flower holder) and a flat vase  Buzzingtales was mesmerized by the exquisite construct they created along with 10 other media colleagues. Though all of worked along similar instruction we created 11 different compositions. This art form is indeed therapeutic and Buzzingtales strongly recommends this to all.  

To find out more about festival and register for workshop call:- 04- 3520222

Daily workshops running throughout the festival time include:
·       Japanese Flowering Arranging (Ikebana)
·       Floral inspired cake decoration
·       Expert instruction on painting & drawing
·       Photography workshops

Highpoints of the Flower Power fest apart from the workshops are:

·         Strolling visitors get to interact with over 100 floral installation “Singing Plants” which serenades guests with their unique songs
·       “Musical Stairs” that transform into piano enabling shoppers to create their songs as they move up and down the stairs.
·       “Musical Night Garden” is housed in a colorful cave with glowing blooms and bulbs that entice visitors to enjoy and relax.
  ·       Weekly piano concerts in food court area

Have you ever seen a Flower Power car before?!
Come and take a look at BurJuman centre.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

An Engrossing Mystery Novel- A STAR CALLED LUCKY by Bapsy Jain

A Star Called Lucky by Bapsy Jain is a sequel of her successful debutant novel - Lucky Everyday. Jain’s mystery novel -with the feisty, flawed yet lovable Lucky Boyel as the central character -unfolds a fascinating narrative about a life giving mushroom, a mysterious Tibetan doctor, powerful yet corrupt politician. It is also an engrossing account of treachery, blackmail, humanity and spirituality.

Lucky Boyle’s life has been extremely challenging and adventurous as told in the first novel Lucky Everyday. Post her divorce the single mother finds some semblance of balance managing 2 jobs as a Yoga Instructor at New York’s state prison and as a government official.  Her otherwise normal life, (albeit with a boring yet adoring boyfriend in vicinity) is interrupted one day by a series of weird events unfolding at a whirlwind rate. She happens to meet a disarmingly handsome Buddhist Monk with an elusive background, with whom she feels an instant connection. On the very same day she meets Clevis Coleman who later nudges her into an apparently lucrative job of finding the elusive Lobsang Telok. Despite her reluctance Lucky takes up the job and inadvertently opens a Pandora’s Box that leads her down a life threatening path.  Her closest accomplice through her terrifying adventure is a teenager computer savant. Her bizarre yet perilous assignment catapults her across continents. Will her voyage will crush Lucky’s trust on humanity or reinstate her faith and open up a new chapter of love? Will she reach her destination and resolve the mystery behind Lobsang and the miracle mushroom? Will humanity be saved from a devastating epidemic?

                                                       A Star Called Lucky -Teaser Trailer

The Verdict:

Buzzingtales found the cover design of its review copy of the mystery novel - “A Star Called Lucky” by Bapsy Jain - quiet unconventional and fresh (you will have inkling when you check it out).  The Indie Author’s treatment of the sequel book reflected this unconventional quality. This is evident especially in the manner the books protagonist’s are introduced to the reader. It draws the reader in and incites their curiosity to know more about the characters. Though it does seem confusing initially, the reader begins to appreciate the prologue about the different characters as one delves deeper into the book. Bapsy Jain’s characterization in the introduction apparently depicts how our different perception & experience in childhood shapes our basic character.  Two of the most endearing qualities of Lucky are that – 1. Despite her flaws and traumatic past experiences she retains her trusting humane attitude. 2. While others place much faith on her abilities she is surprisingly dismissive of them. I would have loved to see more of the dashing Buddhist Dude as well as the Life Giving Mushroom (resembling Magical Herb Sanjeevani from the Ramayan Mythology). A Star Called Lucky leaves the reader hungry for more and perhaps the author will comply with these cravings of the reader in her successive Lucky series. Therein lays the success of Bapsy Jain’s novel. As an enchanting Mystery Novel with a heroine who resembles an ordinary person – A Star Called Lucky scores many brownie points.

About the Author

Bapsy Jain is a best-selling mystery author noted for the international success of her debut novel, Lucky Everyday (Penguin, 2009). Originally from Calcutta, she graduated from the Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai, and continued her studies in finance in the UK.  She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England and Wales) and serves on the Board of Trustees for many international charitable organizations. She and her husband established the S P Jain School of Global Management (Dubai, Singapore and Sydney). She is passionate about yoga and spirituality.

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