Diwali, the festival of lights, is an important day in the Hindu calendar. Manjit’s Total Events Management hosted a special event to celebrate at the Four Seasons Hotel. Manjit’s Diwali Ball has become a yearly highlight, known for its spectacular food, breathtaking ice sculptures, amazing performers and an entertaining night for all. All guests were presented with traditional caps or ties for the gentlemen, and bindis and bangles for the ladies. The foyer was awash in colour as the majority of guests wore Indian fashions, some for the first time. The entertainment was spectacular. Razed in Flames were flown in from Queensland, and wowed the crowds with their amazing fire breathing acts and mesmerizing fire twirling. Ruchi and Ramona’s dance troupes performed traditional and Bollywood inspired dances throughout the night. There was a fashion show by Neelu, owner of Sydney’s fashion house Saree Haven, who showed off her gorgeous designs to a rapt audience. The comedian act of the night was Darren Carr, recognized throughout the comedy industry as Australia’s Number One Ventriloquist. The fantastic food and service that you would expect at their restaurant was also apparent on the night. A selection of Manjit’s signature curries served to appreciative guests, and the fare was topped off with a delicious array of deserts. Many guests expressed their admiration for the amazingly detailed ice sculpture gracing the foyer of the Hindu god Ganesha holding two candles. The décor of the Grand Ball Room and the elaborate table settings were illuminated with amazing lighting effects. The night ended with fireworks, which was followed by an explosion of streamers as the guests moved onto the floor for a night of dancing with DJ Dimple’s music. Manjit Gujral started Manjit’s Indian Restaurant in 1984, and now it is led by his son Varun, while he works with his other son Karan in the wedding and event management industries. The Gujral family have been mainstays of the Inner West community for 30 years, first with Manjit’s Indian Restaurant in Balmain now led by his son Varun, and now with Manjit’s Total Events Management and the Concord Function Centre, run with his son Karan.