Nepotism Raises Its Ugly Head in Indian Bridal Week 2011

When one’s husband is the Chairman of the Body organising a Fashion Week, the wife can be assured of a a Prime Slot amongst big-ticket designers even if her credibility as a designer is yet to be tested. Vijay Singh, the Chairman of FDPC (I thought this body was defunct but Singh still uses it.) that organises the annual Aamby Valley Indian Bridal Week has managed to bring in his wife, Jyotsna Tiwari as a designers amongst some big-ticket names from the fashion industry in the very second year since Bridal Week made its debut.

Jyotsna Tiwari had a multifaceted career before she turned designer. A graduate from the Pusa Institute of Hotel Management, Jyotsna took to catering business when she was in Kolkata. After this she started a Spa venture, which suddenly shut-down and Jyotsna moved to Delhi with her hubby, Vijay Singh and started TNG Spa here, which too is shut down now. Eventually Jyotsna Tiwari took to designing and when Vijay Singh was riding high on FDPC Agenda (thanks to his close proximity to the then Minister of Textile, Shankarsinh Vaghela) she managed a slot in Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) in March 2009 in the category of ‘Debutant Designers’. The point to be noted here is that earlier Jyotsna Tiwari’s applications to FDCI for participation in WIFW were denied couple of times.

So when I saw Jyotsna Tiwari’s name next to the likes of Tarun Tahiliani, Pallavi and Bhairavi Jaikishan, Falguni & Shane Peacock, Rocky S, Neeta Lulla and Vikram Phadnis, I was rather amazed. Not only that, Vijay Singh ensured that Kangana Ranaut, the Brand Ambassador of Aamby Valley Indian Bridal Week 2011 wore none other than Jyotsna Tiwari’s design.

Don’t be surprised if you see the organisers putting their weight behind this caterer turned beautician turned designer – Jyotsna Tiwari at the forthcoming Bridal Week.

Mistress’ Fortune

I conclude the ‘Mistress-Gate’ with bringing to you the huge wealth this small time caterer amassed from her industrialist ‘Lover’. By the way, the fuming mistress called me and abused me and had only one thing to complain about – “Why are you after my Rozi-Roti?” She never spoke of love or heart-break. All she was bothered about was Money.

I am proud that post my blogging, the Industrialist has vowed to severe all connections with the mistress and the family is back together, stronger than before.

Miss Nina J who makes a modest Rs. 25000 to Rs. 30,000 a month lives in a spacious 3 bedroom apartment in the tony locality of Juhu. The market value of the apartment is anywhere between Rs. 8 to 10 Crores. She flaunts expensive jewelley like a 3 Carat Solitaire Diamond ring, sapphire rings and her latest purchases include a Rs. 10 Lakh Breguet Watch, a Limited Edition Ferragamo Bag and Rs. 30 Lakh necklace made of Uncut Diamons, Emeralds and Rubies. It was the Industrialist lover who paid her bills, paid for all her foreign holidays, children’s foreign education and even took upon himself the losses incurred by Nina J’s incompetent son’s many a failed business ventures.

Madam Nina also tried hard to get her son a stake in the Industrialist’s business of Coal Mining in Indonesia, Luckily sense prevailed and the lover didn’t fall for it.