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CRY - Child Rights and You America Inc.

cordially invites you to Pledge 2011, an evening to
benefit underprivileged children


Auction items for the live auction at the CRY America
dinner - Pledge 2011 on May 13th

Venue: Taj, The Pierre, 2 East 61st Street, New York, U.S.A. 10065

We are grateful to Priyanka Mathew from Sotheby's for conducting the live auction. Priyanka is the Specialist, Head of Sale for Modern and Contemporary South Asian art at Sotheby's and has worked closely with South Asian art and artists.

Brunch with Sharmila Tagore at the famed Vermilion NYC

Brunch with Sharmila Tagore at the famed Vermilion NYC

Private brunch with Legendry Indian Actress Sharmila Tagore Pautaudi and with the amazing women of Vermilion sponsored by Rohini Dey (owner/founder, concept creator Vermilion) and executed by celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan... who will create a terrific tasting menu. Bid to either savor the flavors one on one with Sharmila or club it with a few friends for a common experience. Also available, a kitchen and back of the house tour if it interests you.
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May 17th, 2011
Restaurant: The Vermilion         Address: 480 Lexington                                                  Avenue, at East 46th Street
Reserve price: $5000

ICC Cricket world cup 2011

Cricket Memorabilia

  • Miniature bat signed by Yuvraj Singh
  • Book signed by Kapil Dev
painting by Murali Nagapuzha

Murali Nagapuzha

Year: 2011
Tree of Life
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 48 X 36 in
Reserve price: $3000

About Murali Nagapuzha
Murali Nagapuzha is a self-thought artist and a native of Kerala. His paintings transport you into a wondrous realm where the grass seems greener, the sun more golden, the flowers and butterflies brighter than you can imagine. Murali’s belief, “Children have rights too. And it is their right to live in this beautiful world” is captured on canvas as his memories and dreams from his early years.

Brunch with Soha Ali Khan

Brunch with Soha Ali Khan at the famed Vermilion NYC

Spend time with popular Indian actress Soha Ali Khan and with the amazing women of Vermilion sponsored by Rohini Dey (owner/founder, concept creator Vermilion) and executed by celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan. You can either bid for an exclusive rendezvous with Soha or share the pleasure with a few friends.

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Some Items for silent auction:
Book Sculpture

Silent auction

Through a process of precise folding - and without and cutting or pasting- this vintage book undergoes a quirky transformation, with the original text becoming the texture.

Title: Marlowe Shakespeare
Publisher: The Harvard Classics
Printed in: 1988

Height:9” Maroon faux leather cover
Width: 9” Gilt edged pages
Depth: 6” Ribbon bookmark

Book artist: Banoo Batliboi, Mumbai, India

Jewellery from Surat Diamond

Silent auction

4 exquisite pieces of Pearl and semi precious jewellery will be put up for auction by Surat Diamond Jewellery

Javed Akthar

Poem by Javed Akthar
Autographed poem of 'Mumbai Tere Bachche' (Mumbai, your children), describing the trials and tribulations of street children in Mumbai city in India


Book by Gulzar
Autographed books by Gulzar and painting of Gulzar

vikram chandra

Autographed book by Vikram Chandra
Sacred Games, Vikram Chandra's most recent novel, was published in 2006. Set in a sprawling Mumbai, it features Sartaj Singh, a policeman who first appeared in Love and Longing in Bombay. Over 900 pages long, Sacred Games was one of the year's most anticipated new novels.