Just Manners is the ultimate guide on how to plan any kind of party. From tips on how to draw up a guest list to the grand finale, these easy-to-follow rules will ensure your success as a super host. And also make you a ‘most-wanted’ on everyone else’s guest list! It helps you to decide what kind of party you can have for the celebration that you have in mind. You can get information on all the accessories that you need from basic kitchen utensils to tableware and glassware and all that is necessary for gracious entertaining.

In our hectic lives, many times we forget the little courtesies that can make the difference between a good party and a great party. Just Manners will remind you of these. Our guidelines cover every aspect of entertaining from the fundamentals of making your home welcoming to seeing off a happy and contented guest.

There is lots to choose from: a variety of themes and menus for all types of get-togethers, easy cocktails, traditional cuisines, interesting garnishes, and table decorations. And with our simple points and step-by-step approach, all you have to do is decide the number of people to call!

About the authors

Krishna Sahai & Rekha Shankar

Just Manners is the brainchild of Rekha Shankar and Krishna Sahai.

Rekha Shankar has had a successful career in handicraft development and has done several assignments for International Agencies in related fields. A life in the Army has trained her in organizing any kind of event, from the small intimate get-togethers to the spit and polish of a formal Army dinner. She has developed her innate talent and lifelong interest in event management to professional levels through formal training.

Krishna Sahai took voluntary retirement as a senior Commissioner of Income Tax of the Indian Revenue Service to follow alternative paths. A multi-talented person, she is a trained Bharata Natyam dancer and has also published a book on the subject. Krishna has imbibed the old traditions of Avadhi culture from her family and is concerned about preserving the vanishing cuisines of India. She consults on financial and business matters apart from running a not-for-profit organization.

Rekha and Krishna have come together with their skills and experiences to create Just Manners.