FILM & TV
Chef’s Table on Netflix has nothing to do with learning how to cook, but more so about the tenacity of the human spirit, to strive in the face of adversity. We have binge watched this for the last 3 weeks or so and are completely hooked. The series documents the lives of some of the top chefs from all corners of the world, their passion behind the cuisines and recipes they make, and the challenges they faced to realise their dreams. You really get an insight to the hectic lifestyle of head chefs, and how they try to maintain the work – life balance. Some may find the pace of each episode a bit slow, but that is the beauty of this series. The cinematography and music score adds to the charm, making Chef’s table a visual treat, with a good helping of inspiration on the side.
MUSIC ON REPEAT
We have followed Jasmine Sandlas’ journey from her very first song, ‘Muskaan’. We instantly fell in love with it and her warm singing tone. This was over 10 years ago, and since then she has climbed her way to the top of the Punjabi music industry perch, and it seems she has no other competition in sight. Every song of hers is a floor banger, and her nakhra (attitude) is always on point. S Not only have we been playing her latest song ‘Patt Lai Geya’, but we have been singing it non-stop too. You can catch our version of it which we sang for this week’s Music Monday. Such a catchy beat, and a simple and touching video to go with it. Best of all, the song is written by lyricist Ranvir Grewal – enough said.
There’s a new skincare range in town, and it goes by the name of Adarci London. The luxury products are the brainchild of Baljinder Kaur who left her career in the finance industry to set up an organic skincare company which nourishes the skin and provides emotional well being for the soul. Adarci is derived from the Punjabi word ‘Ardas’, which Baljinder describes as a yearning for universal wellness and harmony. The Instagram page is a soothing pastel tone which just oozes indulgence and a sense of calm too – much like the ethos of the brand. Best of all, the products are vegan, non - toxic and cruelty free. This is all music to our ears!
DATE FOR THE DIARY
The Goddess: Arms and armour of the Rajputs’ is an exhibition which celebrates the martial tradition of the Rajputs, and explores the relationship between the Rajput warrior, his sword, and the Devi who is manifest within the weapon. The exhibition is being presented by Runjeet Singh who is an antiques dealer, specialising in Asiatic Arms and Armour. Runjeet launches and exhibits his new collections three times a year, so if you are an avid collector or arms and weapons enthusiast, be sure to note the dates down and come along. The exhibit opens in London today at 10am and closes at 6pm on 9th November 2018. More details can be found at runjeetsingh.com