Sahasra Deepika’s Sweet 16 Gala Celebration

It’s Sahasra Deepika’s 16th anniversary of service to children in need. Funds will benefit the education and care of the girls at Sahasra Deepika Institute in Bangalore, and our outreach programs for impoverished children in the community. Tickets: The Sahasra Deepika Foundation for Education is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization helping children in need in Bangalore, India since 1998. Our students are orphans or children from destitute single-parent households. We empower kids to believe in their ability to make a difference and motivate them to reach their greatest potential as productive members of society, one child at a time. Continue reading Sahasra Deepika’s Sweet 16 Gala Celebration

The Art of Fragrance at the French Embassy

Fri., Feb. 5, 6:45 p.m. We cut through the usual perfume-babble to illuminate the art of fragrance. Despite the millions of marketing dollars poured in, the beauty of a fragrance can’t be predicted by cost, degree of nudity in ads, or appeal to nostalgia: It all still relies upon the perfumer’s difficult art. The lecture, scented throughout with examples, delves into the enjoyment of fragrance, the chemical discoveries that made modern perfumery possible, and the enduring mystery of how our noses figure it all out. Luca Turin is a biophysicist at MIT, author of The Secret of Scent, and chief … Continue reading The Art of Fragrance at the French Embassy