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6) Have you ever really loved a woman - Bryan Adams (1995) The Canadian heartthrob with guitar and low vocals speaks his heart out and makes that special love know he means right.

7) I want you, I need you, I love you ot a date with your Valentine and – Elvis (1968) don't know what to give, or don't Few songs capture the moment of know how to spend it? pledging deep undying love so well.This song from the pelvic Make your own CD of love songs and thrusting, leg shaking pioneer Elvis, gift it to your beloved or give a DVD of should make your love just fall in your some of the greatest Romantic movies arms, that is of course, if her dad ever. Music and Movies after all are a doesn't let the 'Hound dog' for you. powerful tool, especially when it comes to setting the mood for love this 8) The one that you love – Air Supply (1981) Valentine's Day. Air Supply's timeless song of love talks Here is a list of the toppers when it being there always for the one you comes to music. If you don't see your love. favorite song on the list, it doesn't mean it's not one of the best, it's just that you 9) Sexual Healing have your own reason for it being so – Marvin Gaye (1973) The big daddy of blues, produces a 70s special. romantic song that has sexual overtones and soft beats are just the TOP TEN right dose for a cozy session. ENGLISH LOVE SONGS :

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Hello Readers, Well - with that unique nip in the weather, this cool interlude is ideal for lovers of all age groups. Indeed, Love Is In The Air - and Bandra is one of the most happening places to be in on Valentine Day. Bandra Buzz - your neighbourhood newspaper. I feel privileged to lead this enlightened team that is creating community connect - where we need it most - in our immediate surroundings. A good local newspaper is central to the growth and success of the community it serves. We will encourage, uplift, inform, warn and entertain you. Our local cosmopolitan team is imperative to provide you with varied local insights to local issues, events, news & personalities. We will give you the opportunity to provide encouragement and praise for the good being accomplished by everyday local citizens. Local Municipal Councillors & other authorities are requested to use this effective platform, that has a potential reach of over 30,000 readers, to get their messages across. Your local newspaper can help bring attention where it is most needed and help the right people to get things done by bringing about many positive changes in Bandra & her surrounding suburbs. Our rapidly increasing subscription orders is ample proof of our popularity with locals. From this issue, Bandra Buzz will be available across all major newsstands in and around Bandra. Bandra Buzz has some very innovative sections - and we will be having much more in the upcoming issues. Interactive forums will be featured in upcoming issues - moderated by eminent professionals. You will surely find the Small Business Services section very useful when you need a ‘handy man around’ - to make your life more smooth. The column ads are ideal for announcements, lost/found, buying/selling, births/deaths, matrimonials etc. Please use it to get your messages across. The contextual multi-colour display ads are very cost-effective, as they focus on the potential prime market of Bandra. Use it to strategise your business / personal moves. We have already received reports of increased business from our advertisers - and it gives us the impetus to push forward, in spite of hurdles at every step. With your co-operation, we will make your hep ‘n’ happening suburb have the most wanted local newspaper, month after month. Love you all ! Have a wonderful Valentine Day ! Warm Regards,

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3.The signature campaign was strictly to clean the plot and touch up the cross, not to build a canopy, put seats, get electricity - and then try to turn it into a shrine. It’s clear that our signatures were misused. 4. Somebody is doing business on govt. land, by pretending to be a big protector of the cross - and coming out with some tall story that a builder is trying to demolish the cross and conduct a building for his monetary gain. Thank you for highlighting this matter in Bandra Buzz in an un-biased way.

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There are few sporting activities that one can indulge in without proper training. However, one skill that almost everybody on this planet is born with, be it young or old, male or female, is the ability to walk and run. And that is the invitation we hold out to you, dear readers. Put on those running shoes and get ready for a spectacle in your very own ward! The H/West Federation has teamed up with Wake Up Bandra to organise the H-West Ward’s first ever minimarathon. On Sunday, the 27th of February, the citizens of Mumbai will hit the streets of Bandra, Khar and Santacruz for a spectacular event – The H-West Federation’s ‘MAST Run’! And joining the Federation and Wake Up Bandra in this endeavour are the Diocesan Youth Centre, the M4CR initiative of CRY, KRIPA Foundation and The Teenager magazine.

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The ‘MAST Run’ which will be flagged off at 6.30 am Registration forms will be available from 10th from St Stanislaus High School, Bandra , will consist February 2011 with the following: of a number of events wherein each one of you can take part. 1. Priti Arts, Rajasthan House, near Traffic Chowky, S.V.Road, (See box for details of the events). Khar Finally, all the runs will terminate at St Stanislaus 2. Supreme Photo Studio Grounds for the Prize distribution. Parimal Bldg. Shop no 4 (Mezzanine). Opp. Beautiful, 17th Road, Khar The organizers have left no stone unturned to ensure that the participants have a ball of a time; indeed we 3. H.P. Petrol Pump, Old Khar, S.V. Road, Khar assure you that, in keeping with the name, you will have a lot of ‘musti’ during the event. 4. Springfit - Spring Mattresses & Bed (Dreamworld), Shop no 30, Apart from the excitement of the Baxoubhai Mansion, S.V. Road, Opp Saga Dept. races themselves, we aim to create a Store, Bandra truly festive atmosphere in the area, which, we are sure, will bring you out 5. Youth Animators of all Parishes in Mumbai of your beds to either run with the participants or stand by and cheer Forms can also be downloaded from : loudly as they go by., ... Besides, there are plenty of prizes to The last date for entries is __21st Feb 2011_____. be won as well! “MAST Run” Events: The programme on the 27th will consist of the This is also an opportunity for the following events: Federation to reach out to the citizens i. The Professional Run & the Veterans Run (Age in the ward and let them know about the various Group: Open) activities and issues it is involved in. We particularly believe that the youth needs ii. The Youth Run (Age Group: to be socially aware besides 15 to 25 years) being physically fit and we hope that this event will also iii. The Senior Citizens' Run inspire them to get actively (Age Group: 60 and above) & involved in their the neighbourhood and also with Physically Challenged– (Age the Federation itself. Group: Open)

The Diocesan Youth Centre iv. The Municipal Children's supports this event and the Run (Open only for students of subsequent 2-day sports the H-West Ward) festival for the youth on the 5th and 6th of March 2011. The first race will be flagged off The from St. Stanislaus High School at 6.30 am sharp. And if that does not excite you, then come out to run for idea is to similarly get today’s youth more involved your city. and aware of what is going on in their surroundings The first 2 Categories will be flagged of from St Stanislaus head on to Hill Road on to S V Road and We are highlighting a couple of critical causes in this On the 5th of March 2011will be a knock-out Throw find its way back as per the designated route plan. event – that of ensuring a good education to our youth, ball Tournament for girls and on the 6th there will be a something that the M4CR programme is attempting to knock-out Football Tournament for the boys. These do so valiantly in our municipal schools, and that of events will also be held on the St Stanislaus School The the other 2 categories will also be flagged of from protecting the few empty spaces that are left in this city Ground. The event will be called Youth For KRIPA St. Stanislaus but will head towards Band Stand and where we can pause a bit, breathe healthy and allow and has a charity angle to it as well. Teams will be return. our children to run about freely and get some exercise! playing each other for the title and, at the same time, Lots of Prizes to be one and the 6 winners in each earning for the charity with every score which will be category go home richer by quite a few thousands We will also seek to honour the work of KRIPA, which converted into cash for the charity, which, in this has, for the last 25 years, been working among people case, is KRIPA Foundation. Over 30 teams are afflicted with chemical dependency and HIV infection. expected to take part in this tournament which will be - Dereyk Talker All these little things, as they may seem, are so held under floodlights. important for us as a society; and even more so for what we want to leave as a legacy for future As the saying goes, one for the road! We’d like to end generations with one for the marathon “Why does someone who Therefore, on the 27th of February, 2011, on Sunday, a day of rest, we urge you to WAKE UP and run, if not professionally, then for the fun and excitement - and the promise to attempt to lead a more healthy life.

We are fortunate that both the Municipal authorities and the Police have been strong supporters of this event.


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he year 2010 saw phenomenal growth in the Indian automobile industry. In fact, the increase in sales numbers was far beyond that estimated by most industry experts and new records were set in several segments. This unprecedented growth was also fuelled by the introduction of several new models of cars and two-wheelers and the Indian automotive sphere buzzed constantly in 2010. With so many vehicles being introduced into the market and many more all set to hit the roads, the choice is now unlimited. But what actually drives a consumer to select one vehicle over another? Of course, the budget, user requirements, etc, all play an important role in the decision making. But one of the most vital factors is the consumer's image of the brand. And four years ago this was what led Auto India to ask: 'What do Indian consumers think of the various automotive brands?' Auto India, which is India's pioneering auto magazine, felt this question needed to be answered and they thought it would be extremely important and also exciting to find out what their readers, who include auto enthusiasts as well as the everyday car or bike buyer, thought about the various car and bike brands in India as well as internationally. So for the fourth year running, Auto India and its sister magazine, Business India published a mind-probing questionnaire in several of their issues, with respondents filling out the questionnaire and giving their views and opinions. These are firsthand findings from actual, potential and knowledgeable consumers - who are probably all the more aware about brands and trends as they are readers of Auto India, a magazine that has been shaping opinions and empowering readers for over 17 years now. After these findings were analysed and tabulated properly, a glittering and glamorous function was held on the 2nd of February, 2011 at the MCA (Mumbai Cricket Association) clubhouse in BKC (Bandra Kurla Complex). The chief guest for the celebratory evening was HH Maharana Shriji Arvind Singhji Mewar, and all the deserving winners were awarded and rewarded for the hard work they have put into building their respective brands.

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arry's at Gorai, is the most romantic getaway. It is secluded, clean and indeed “heaven on earth”. There is always music in the air or should I say “Love is in the air”. Incidentally, we had our Royal Wedding Reception there till the wee hours of morn in May 2004.

...around Mumbai It is a Holiday Home for The Salsette Catholic Co-op Hsg Soc Ltd members. Thanks to Vincy D'Mello who initiated this free holiday home facility once in a year. There are ample amenities for recreation. You will find fruits, vegetables and flowers of different hues and shades. The Beach is not very far. First thing in the morning you will be greeted by toddy sellers. A dip in the ocean is healing. Thereafter the tender coconut is refreshing.

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Buddy Guy plays the guitar using his mouth...

Buddy Guy speaks to the crowd...


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andraites and people from other parts of the city converged over the weekend at Mehboob studios to attend the Mahindra Blues Festival. Bollywood took a backseat on the 5th and 6th of February 2011. The studios were converted to a live concert arena for the first time. Day One and Stage One saw the Luke Kenny Mojo Jukebox, followed by American female crooner Shemekia Copeland who regaled the audience with her high pitched vocals on some slow and groovy numbers. The audience about 2000 plus, including a few firangis, walked over to Stage Three where you had guitarist Johny Lang belting out songs from his albums, producing mind - blowing guitar riffs, with powerhouse vocals.

Day Two saw Shillong's Soulmate consisting of Rudy and Tipriti aka 'Tips' hit it off with the audience, giving off an amazing set. Then came lead guitarist Matt Schofield, who played a 90 minute gig with his three piece band of bass organist and drummer. The last act was eagerly awaited. It was Buddy Guy, the main attraction. Buddy's guitar wizardry left the crowd spellbound. From playing it with his teeth, brushing it behind his backside and on his chest, to playing it behind his back, he did it all. He got naughty when he slyly put it between his legs, jabbed one liners and joked with the crowd that

Matt Schofield playing his set

But fans and music lovers were in for a bigger surprise when taking his guitar in hand, he walked down the ramp and into the crowd, right to the exit and back, giving the audience a closer view of the 5 time Grammy winner. Back on stage, he took a dig and demonstrated with his guitar what the blues sounded from Albert King, BB King, and many other blues singers. Besides performing songs from his 11 albums, he also switched to covers 'Fever', 'Mustang Sally' ending with 'Knock on Wood'. He also gigged with Johny Lang, Shemekia Copeland and Matt Schofield,

who have grown up listening to him. Truly he was still in his element. If you're wondering what went on at Stage Two, well it was the watering hole, to tank up on some alcoholic beverages and snacks. After all, what is the Blues without a drink, good friends and live music? - photos of Mahindra Blues Festival

& this write-up for Bandra Buzz by Verus Ferreira

The crowd gets into a frenzy at the Mahindra Blues Festival

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Matt Schofield playing his set

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10 Bandra Buzz - ASK YOUR LOCAL DOCTOR ? Dr. Mukul Kaushik is a very popular doctor working in the Medical Cardiology Department of Holy Family Hospital. This young knowledgeable doctor has given many well received lecture in various centers & Parishes of Mumbai. He is very well read and is abreast with the recent news & advances.

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His mentor is Dr Rajesh Uchil, Consultant Physician at the Holy Family Hospital, Somaiya Medical College, who has a very busy and roaring medical practice. He is a Dr. Mukul Kaushik most well liked teacher and his students - like Dr. Mukul, regard him as a last word in medical knowledge. Q 1: What is HIV? HIV in its full form stands for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus.

Q3: What is the difference between HIV & AIDS? AIDS stands for Acquired Immuno-deficiency virus.

Luc Montaineger & Co. workers from Pasteur Institute, France discovered the causative agent in 1983 & labeled it as LAV-2. Almost simultaneously Robert Gallo from USA also isolated a virus in 1984 which he named as HTLV 3. The International committee on Taxonomy of viruses re-designated both the viruses LAV-2 & HTLV III, which were quite similar & named them as Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

In 1983 HIV was isolated from a patient with Lymphadenopathy - and by 1984 it was demonstrated clearly to be the causative agent of AIDS. Any HIV infected individual with a CD4+ T cell count of < 200 / ul, has AIDS by definition. When a HIV positive patient develops symptoms, it can be termed as AIDS in layman's terms.

(signs)HIV patients suffer from: - Sinusitis, that presents as fever, nasal congestion & headache. - Pneumonia is seen with an increased frequency in patients with HIV infection. - Dilated Cardiomyopathy with failure referred to as HIV associated cardiomyopathy. - Pericardial effusions, as well as non thrombotic endocarditis can occur. - Thrush, hairy Leukoplakia & Aphthous ulcers are common in patients with untreated HIV infection. - Oesophogitis may present with odynophegia & retrosternal pain. - Diarrohea, can also occur in patients with HIV.

Q4: What are the signs & symptoms of HIV ? Symptoms of HIV disease can appear at any time during the Q2: How is HIV Transmitted? course of HIV infection. The virus can be transmitted G e n e r a l l y s p e a k i n g t h e by the following ways: spectrum of illness that one Q5: How is the Diagnosis of observes changes as the CD4 HIV infection done ? 1)Unprotected sex with an + T cell count declines. Diagnosis of HIV infection infected person. depends upon the 2)Use of un-sterilized needles. The more severe & life demonstration of antibodies to 3)Transfusion of infected threatening complications of HIV and/or the direct detection blood & blood products & HIV infection occur in patients o f H I V o r o n e o f i t s 4) From an infected mother to with CD4 + T cell counts <200 / components. As noted above, her child before, during or after ul. antibodies to HIV generally birth. appear in the circulation 2-12

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11 Bandra Buzz - Valentine Recipes & a poem: to melt any heart !

Peppermint Creams Peppermint creams make a gorgeous homemade edible Valentine gift. Pack into mini sweet cases and wrap in cellophane or pack into little boxes! INGREDIENTS: · 250g icing sugar · 30ml double cream · ½ an egg white · peppermint essence · green food colouring (optional) · 200g dark chocolate , melted METHOD: 1. Mix all the ingredients, except the chocolate, to a stiff paste, adding the essence and colour in drips until you have a flavour and colour you like. Roll the paste into a sausage about 4cm across and cut it into thick slices. Neaten into smooth, even discs & dry on a sheet of baking parchment, or roll into a sheet. Cut neat fingers & dry. 2. Dip half of each cream into the chocolate and leave to set on the paper. Double dip if you have time. Decorate if you like. ______________________________________________________________

Passion Cake Bake a scrumptious triple-layer cake for someone you love this Valentine's Day INGREDIENTS: · 150ml sunflower oil , plus a little extra for the tin · 300g self-raising flour · 1 tsp ground cinnamon · 1 tsp baking powder · 300g caster sugar · 50g desiccated coconut · 2 eggs , plus 2 egg whites, whole eggs beaten · 2 over-ripe , mashed · 140g carrots , grated · 432g can crushed pineapples in juice, drained in a sieve, reserving the juice (or briefly whizz a can of pineapple chunks, then sieve) · 100ml milk

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Chocolate Puds with warm choc sauce An indulgent pud with an extra hit of chocolate in the rich sauce for that perfect Valentine setting... I INGREDIENTS: · 85g self-raising flour , sifted together with ½ tsp baking powder · 40g cocoa · 40g ground almonds · 125g butter , softened · 100g golden caster sugar · 2 eggs · 100g dark chocolate · 170ml double cream METHOD: 1. Heat the oven to 180C. Mix the flour, cocoa and almonds. Cream the butter and sugar, then add the eggs and flour mix, plus 1 tbsp water. Fold everything together. Spoon into 6 150ml pudding moulds, put in a roasting tin with 1 cm boiling water, cover the lot with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes or until risen and cooked through. 2. Make the sauce by melting the dark chocolate with the double cream in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water. Serve the puds with the warm sauce poured over. ______________________________________________________________

Valentine's Day Blues - by Vivek Pereira

Tears streamed down his face again As Valentine's Day approached; For on that day a year ago David's heart had been crushed. His Valentine had ditched him then And mated with his foe; It had taken him a really long time To recover from this blow.

FOR THE DRIZZLE & ICING: 4 ripe passion fruits , halved | 25g caster sugar | 200g tub soft cheese 100g softened butter | 85g icing sugar | 1 tsp vanilla extract METHOD: 1. Heat oven to 180C. Oil and line the bases of 3 x 20cm sandwich tins with baking parchment. Mix the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, half the sugar and the coconut in a large mixing bowl. In another bowl mix the beaten whole eggs, mashed bananas, grated carrot, drained crushed pineapple, milk and oil. Beat the egg whites until stiff, then add the remaining sugar and beat until stiff and shiny again. 2. Stir the wet mixture into the dry until smooth and lump-free, then using a large metal spoon or spatula, fold in the egg white mixture. Divide evenly between the tins and bake for 25 mins until risen and a skewer comes out clean. You might need to swap the position of the tins after 20 mins. 3. For the drizzle, scoop out the passion fruit pulp into a small pan. Add the pineapple juice and caster sugar and heat until bubbling, then bubble until syrupy. For the icing, beat the cheese and butter until lump-free, then beat in icing sugar and vanilla. Chill until ready to assemble. 4. Poke the cakes all over with a skewer, drizzle over most of the passion syrup, then cool. Once cool, spread the icing over two of the sponges. Sandwich together and top with the third, un-iced, sponge. Drizzle over the remaining syrup.

So, David vowed to shun this day But Fate had other plans, For he consented to a Blind Date theme: A dinner and a dance. And there she was in front of him A damsel blessed with grace; 'Twas her smile our hero loved the best It beautified her face. They strolled out together arm in arm, Two strangers so in love; He whispered sweet nothings to her Then presented a clay dove. “Take this bird and remember me,” David told his Valentine;

“For I shall be forever yours, And, my dear, you shall be mine.”

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THE WHEELS OF THE BUS GO ROUND AND ROUND… …round and round, round and round The wheels on the bus go round and round, all through the town! Toddlers clapping their hands, gleeful, milk-teeth smiles shining as the teacher guides them in chorus through the nursery rhyme!

away from the approaching bus, spilling off the sidewalk onto the road like an overfull can spilling its contents out, their faces widening in a smile of anticipation and intent. What, I wondered, were they doing? And what was the joke about? What was this intent?

As the bus drew nearer, I saw it was indeed the bus we were all waiting for: 1. The bus driver swung the boxon-wheels at the crowd almost as if meaning to cut a swath through them. They scattered skillfully, [the following incidents are based on dodging the bus and letting out a shout of alarm, but maintained their a string of real-life incidents] forward momentum. The bus rolled to a halt and then I understood: they We're standing at a bus stop, under the shade of trees awaiting bus No. 1. had somehow calculated the forward The crowd at the bus stand gradually momentum of the bus from ingrained instinct and experience and had run swells, a natural and regular phenomenon since buses in Mumbai at the speed of the decelerating bus so that when it finally did come to a and its extension city generally run halt, they were more or less aligned late no matter how many prayers with the doors of the bus!!! people offer to India's diverse gods and how many curses people fling at the transport system. It's given that a Unbelievable! But true. bus will never be on time. You just have to learn to accept that. And then the mass of humanity jumped at the bus like a hoard of Time passes; it's getting hotter even boarding pirates on the Caribbean! under the leaves of the trees. I glance If it were possible, the bus rocked at my watch for the umpteenth time with the impact as multiple bodies when a cry rises from all around. It slammed into the bus, profanity in resounds like a war cry and the the major vernacular languages at throng begins moving and pushing. everyone's ancestors and immediate family sliced the morning air like Being taller than the rest, I can see daggers, hands grasped for any hand above the bobbing heads and notice hold, slipped, grasped again at the overloaded, lop-sided, anyone's shirt or hair or belt. Feet rectangular shape of the bus covered in a variety of footgear approaching. Now this was during representing the diversity of India, the days when I'd just started using blindly searching for any inch or the public transport system to centimeter of purchase on the commute and as such was yet not battered and already overcrowded capable of reading the route number foot board near the boarding door. from a distance of 100 meters. However, my I was thrust into the melee, finding it fellow citizens could. Their brain's easier to be pushed than resist. The imaging system and their ocular tidal wave of crazed commuters system were used to reading would inch me into the bus. Devnagiri numerals behind the duststained-and-cracked glass that And then, to add fuel to fire, the covered the front face of the housing driver revved his engine. The diesel for the bus route number, above the engine growled and belched fumes! bus' windscreen. The crowd roared. Palms slammed into the wings of the bus, irate cries The crowd was moving as one in rose in the vernacular questioning Poor souls! And what a wretched education system to not prepare them for the horror of bus travel in the city!

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