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Editor’s Note A
nother year brimming with potential for excitement, joy, and hope has started. Firstly, I want to wish our lovely readers ‘A very happy New year’ and hope this year brings you a lot more surprises and happiness with each passing day. Like every year, this year also started on a great note, we celebrated Sankranthi with great enthusiasm and Republic Day with great pride.
Sanjay Pershad Editor
In this issue, we have tried to pack a whole lot of interesting stuff that will surely get our readers excited. In the personality section, we have featured Mrs. Lakshmi Devi Raj, who is the person behind making Kalamkari a household word today. She is also associated with many social and cultural works. Since the wedding season has started, we will cover a few aspects related to wedding in City Lifestyle. In this issue, we explained the concept of theme weddings in India, and what must be considered while selecting the ‘perfect’ wedding card. We promise you that this special wedding section will answer all your wedding related queries and gear you up for the wedding season. Many of us would have had fitness as a New Year resolution. Keeping this in mind, one of the articles talks about some special yoga poses for men and their benefits.In the same spirit, so we have shared a list of food you should include in your diet to fight cold and flu. We also have a special page dedicated to the most anticipated cars of 2014 for people who love cars. A list of places you can visit this winter also features in the current issue along with some interesting write-ups on growing cacti and cozy decorating ideas for your sweet home. In our food section, you can relish the taste of some healthy and yummy soups for the season. The issue is also flavored with contents on fashion, beauty, entertainment, technology, book reviews and more. Hope you all have a fun time reading all the articles as we really had some great fun putting it up for you. Until next time, stay healthy and stay happy.
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Indian Wedding Themes I
ndian weddings are all about colours, gorgeous clothing, fabulous decoration, delicious food and foot tapping music and dance. Every couple-to-be wishes to have a grand wedding; one that is unique and different from all the others. The new concept that is picking up in the market is ‘theme wedding’. A theme based wedding can make the entire experience memorable and special for the couple. The theme of the wedding reflects the personality and taste of the couple. Some of the popular Indian wedding themes include:
Village weddings It gives a very traditional touch to the wedding. The setting and decoration is rustic with lanterns, earthen pots, bullock carts and khatiya etc. Even the sitting arrangements, Mandap decoration, entrance, dressing style, entertainment are based on the theme. You can showcase the culture of your own place (South or North). The foods can be served on banana leaves (South) and the baraat may comprise of exotic animals like elephants etc. Royal Wedding Even if you are not born with a silver spoon, you can still have a Royal wedding. Get wedded in front of a replica of Taj Mahal or a palace with a grand garland ceremony. This theme will use a lot of floral decorations, flashy lightings, opulent feasts and a grand palace or fort as the venue. You can have folk dancers and musicians to perform at your wedding and delight your guests with traditional delicacies. Bollywood wedding Bollywood wedding is nothing but a grand wedding. It’s about all the gilts, glamour and glory. The bride is the heroine and the groom is her hero. The setting will bring in the memories of some Bollywood hit movies. This theme will have bold colours, extra dose of glamour, fashion, gaudy jewelled decoration,
exotic marriage halls, embellished chandeliers and more. Beach wedding Beach wedding theme is especially popular in cross-cultural weddings. In India, the best place to have a beach wedding is Goa. It’s famous for its endless sandy beaches. A beach wedding setting is unique and romantic. The place can be decorated with sea shells, flowers and ocean creatures, and a nearby Goan beach shack becomes the food and beverage counter for your catering needs. You can spruce up the ceremonies with local music bands, rain dance, flowers and coconut water. The beautiful sea and sunset will make every moment special for the couple and guests. Arabic wedding This wedding theme requires an elaborate décor. A desert ambience is created and cut outs from the Arabian Nights are used to give a feel of Arabia. The place will be decorated with candle lighting, embroidered magic carpet, mysterious lanterns and floor pillow space. A little bit of dessert scenery with an oasis in the middle can be created to complete the effect. The catering staff can be all dressed up like Arabs, and soft Arabic music playing in the background will add to the overall feel. The Middle Eastern savouries and sweet treats would complete the wedding celebrations.
The new concept that is picking up in the market is ‘theme wedding’. A theme based wedding can make the entire experience memorable and special for the couple.
Wedding Card Wedding card is the first official announcement of your wedding, giving out the details of all the functions like sangeet, mehendi, phere etc. So your wedding card gives the first impression to your guests about your wedding.
electing a perfect wedding invite is a tricky process and to avoid the last minute rush, you need to work on selecting the wedding cards a few months in advance. For selecting styles and options, you can search online or visit your favorite shop. But, to finalize a wedding card you need to pay close attention to a few factors, here are a few tips to help you choose Indian wedding invitations:
Theme and style
Material and size
These days, people prefer to have a stylish theme wedding. Wedding style and theme play an important role to narrow down your choices. Based on your wedding theme, modern, vintage, village, beach, royal etc. you can choose the color, look and design of your wedding invites. If you have a royal theme wedding then you might choose an invite with embossed design and motifs to suit the occasion.
Some people stick to the traditional colors like red, gold, saffron which reflects emotions i.e love, passion and energy that characterize the wedding. To make the work easier, you can choose your wedding color for your wedding card. If you can’t finalize the colors, you can always choose something that goes well with the design and layouts. Make sure the envelope you choose matches the color of the card.
The design of the wedding card actually depends on the material which is used for printing. If you wish to have a bi-fold or tri-fold design then it’s better to select a paper of medium weight. Never select a paper that’s too thin, especially if the invite is just of a single page. The size of the card matters a lot. A small wedding card with too much information is undesirable.
It’s better to have two- three sessions of proofreading before the final print. Finalize the content of the card well in advance. The wordings used in the wedding invitations must be appropriate and convey the important message for your marriage ceremony. Make sure the information like name, venue, contact details and date are printed properly so that the guest can read them without any difficulty.
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TRAVEL & TOURISM
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ummer is knocking at the door, and we have a longlist of places to visit this season. So, those who enjoy a hot cup of coffee in bed everymorning or snuggle up with a novel in front of a fireplace in the evenings, remember it’s the best time to go on a holiday with your friends, family, or all by yourself. Here is a list of places in India you can get started with says Priyanka Ray.
Kerala This place is great for all seasons, but during winter the beauty is at its zenith. Kerala has a moderate temperature throughout the year, so if you want to escape the cold, it’s the best place to visit. God’s own country has everything to offer: backwaters, beaches, spice gardens, tea plantations, Ayurveda and wildlife. Some popular beaches in Kerala are Kovalam, Cherai and Varkala. You can also have backwater tourism and a stay in lake resorts around Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom and Alapuzha; hill stations and resorts at Munnar, Wayanad, Nelliampathi, Vagamon and Ponmudi. If you lovewildlife then a bird sanctuary in Kumarakom, tiger reserve in Periyarand Eravikulam National Park are good destinations.
Rajasthan The best time to visit the ‘Land of Maharajas’ is during winter. Rajasthan is a wonderful concoction of history, tradition, royalty, colours and culture. Every city here has so much to offer that it’s difficult for the tourist to choose. Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Ranthambore, Mount Abu, Ajmer, Pushkar and Bikaner are some of the popular tourist destinations. Forts, palaces, traditional folk dances and hospitality of Rajasthanmake it a magical experience for all its tourists.
Kashmir Skiing is one sport you can enjoy this season and Auli is the best place for it. Thisquietplace located in Himalayas is a great option for people who want to enjoy some fun activities like trekking and skiing. They also have a few spiritual places here. Auli has Asia’s longest cable car – the gondola and a few artificial lakes.
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Auli Skiing is one sport you can enjoy this season and Auli is the best place for it. Thisquietplace located in Himalayas is a great option for people who want to enjoy some fun activities like trekking and skiing. They also have a few spiritual places here. Auli has Asia’s longest cable car – the gondola and a few artificial lakes.
Andaman Winter is the best time to enjoy the exotic marine life of Andaman. Andaman has various tourist attractions which include Cellular Jail, Baratang, Havelock Island, Mount Harriot, North Bay Island, Carbyns, Cove Beach, Radhanagar beach and Coral islands. You can enjoy some serene moments with your family at the beaches or take part in a lot of adventurous activities like diving, scuba diving, sea walk or snorkelling.
Goa The list is incomplete without the most happening tourist destination of India, that’s Goa. This place has something special to offer every season you visit. Goa is famous for its beaches, nightlife, history, churches, museum and sumptuous food. You have the choice to either go crazy and enjoy the nightlife parties in North Goa or simply spend a peaceful time at South Goa.
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This app, from Times Internet Limited, offers songs in Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu and 21 other languages. Gaana allows you to browse through thousands of playlists, save your favorites, and launch radio stations from individual songs to discover similar tunes. You have the choice to choose from top 20 Hindi chartbuster songs to Ghazal music, based on an ancient poetic form. The interface is simple,as you can login to your accounts and listen to saved playlists, songs and albums. You can share music on social media and also check what your friends are listing. Platform: iOS, Android, BlackBerry and J2ME
This app offers online streaming of more than 350,000 songs from over 35 languages and genres like Pop, Remixes, Bhajans, Ghazals, Devotional and more. Dhingana gives access to saved playlists and ability to share them over Facebook and twitter. You can play songs in the background, while you discover more content and move between the apps. You have an option to search related albums and playlist right inside album or playlist.
This is one of the most popular music streaming apps that offer Bollywood, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, and Gujarati music. The app interface allows you to sign in your account to access saved playlists, stations, and favorites directly from the app.You can also save songs in playlists through your Facebook account. You have an online radio option in Saavn. If you are in the mood for some random music, just hit the ‘surprise me’ button for a random playlist. You can search in the Saavn app by film, actor, singer, and music director names. Platform: Android, iOS, BlackBerry and J2ME
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Raaga offers songs from Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Bhojpuri and 11 more languages. The app also gives access to My Raaga, which includes your saved playlists and more. You can easily search for your favorite composer or singer’s work using song title. Here you get basic information about the tracks and the musical notations are available in English and Hind as well. The app remembers you favorite songs, and keeps them on top in the playlist.
This app offers both Bollywood songs and videos. The app provides access to a wide range of music from old classics to newly released songs. The home screen of the app features top and new releases, top songs and top collections. The app has a search feature where users can search albums, songs, and artists. It stores search history to assist you during your next search. You can also login using your Facebook to save playlists or favorite songs/videos.
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arshaa Mahendra, CEO & Creative Head of Jus Blouses fashion studio is a NIFTian and is in the fashion industry since 1994. Her Jus Blouse creates fashionable & exclusive embroidered hand crafted blouses and sarees for special occasions like weddings and parties. The brand is known for its fine couture and unique designs and customized bridal trousseau. She has already made a name for herself in the fashion industry. She has worked with some of the popular names in the industry like Bruno Sante, where she was heading Designer Cell and designed the first eco friendly collection. She has also done projects for A.P. Handicraft Development Corporation in Delhi and Hyderabad. Her designs make women feel unique and elegant. Her collections are true example of sensuality and beauty. In an exclusive interview with Poorna Chandra Rao she shares her experiences in building Jus Blouse and reveals latest bridal collection.
Creating a brand of ready made blouses has been an exciting experience. Being the first mover in this space has given me a huge advantage of understanding the gap in the market and addressing it.
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From ISB graduate to an entrepreneur I have done my fashion designing from NIFT, Delhi and I have also worked with professionals before starting Jus Blouse. Though I have been handling business, I thought of doing a management course and joined the ‘Women Entrepreneurship Program’ by Goldman Sachs in ISB to scale up the business. USP of Jus Blouse Jus Blouse brand is one of the foremost fashion studios in India offering ready- to- wear and customized blouses. The Studio has in- house workshop with some of the finest craftsmen in India, where one can avail trendiest blouses designed in halter, strapless and tube tops styles crafted in ornate, jeweled, brocade, embroidery, silver & gold antique, silks and Pattu. The fabrics are flowy with a play of vibrant colours like ruby red, emerald green, corals, pearls, pastels and jewel tones. The designer outfits are adorned with velvet patches, ribbon work, laces,kasab work, resham work, intricate hand embroidery, zircons, crystals, diamonds etc. We use finest quality raw materials and fabrics like net, shimmer georgette, shimmer net, pure silk, raw silk, brocade, jamawar crepe, georgette etc. to make outfits attractive and irresistible. At present we are having 400 designer blouses
in 20 different sizes. Hindu Bridal Mantra With a dedicated section which design for traditional events like sangeet, mehandi, bridal blouses, half sarees and customized designs we are already catering to huge clientele of brides across the globe, but there is always scope for growth in different segments and Hindu Bridal Mantra is one good platform to cater and reach different segment all together. We are introducing a lot of new collection for the new age brides, and unique designs for the fashionable women at Hindu Bridal Mantra. Future plans We are planning to open two new branches in Hyderabad. Going forward, we are even planning to franchise our brand in other cities. Recently, we had an invitation to launch our outlet in Singapore and we are working on it.
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Their retail section stocks an enormous variety of handcrafted readymade blouses in 200 sizes and 400 styles, half saree/lehengas and a limited edition of exclusive sarees. The space also houses a workshop that has a team of skilled craftspeople.
JaquetDroz Grande Heure GMT
aquetDroz reinvents the luxury of time with a new classic: the Grande Heure GMT. This latest model, featuring perfect legibility for two time zones, flawlessly meets the demands of the modern and stylish globe trotter. It offers a simple, precise way to read the time in two time zones. The 24 indexes in Arabic numerals set around a Grand Feu enamel dial make it easy to see all the hours of the day in two cities. Never before has a watch presented such a clear, effortless indication of two time zones. This technological development is enhanced by the majestic hands in the form of a compass, a detail which hints at the navigational instruments used by sailors of another era. The red hand indicates local time while the blued steel hand shows the time at the destination. When the two hands come together in the same time zone they merge into a single, bicolor indication of the exact time. The watch has shown its commitment to simplicity and practicality in the Grande Heure GMT by choosing a time-setting system with a single crown.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT Master II
he Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II in 904L steel, with a rotatable bezel featuring for the first time a twocolour ceramic Cerachrom bezel insert in blue and black representing day and night. The engraved 24-hour graduations are coated with a thin layer of platinum via a PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) process. The GMT-Master II’s 40mm Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100m, is a paragon of robustness, proportion and elegance. The characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of particularly corrosion resistant 904L steel. The fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool exclusive to Rolex watchmakers. The winding crown, fitted with the patented Triplock triple waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. It is protected by a crown guard that forms an integral part of the middle case. The crystal, with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date, is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. Rolex Store: 9820567655
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ith integrated power reserve indication and the highprecision CFB A1011 Manufacture calibre, this timepiece combines high functionality and sophisticated technology. The power reserve indication is a classic design element with tradition. It indicates the current state of tension of the mainspring and states the remaining time the watch will continue to run, as a number of hours. On a round indication at 3 o’clock, a hand provides information about the remaining power reserve. As the power runs down, the hand moves into an area that is shaded red.
Also visible at a glance are the day of the week at 9 o’clock, the particularly large big date at 11 o’clock, and the integrated small seconds at 6 o’clock. The silver-colored dial is divided into an outer ring and an inner ring, which are differently colored. While all the functions are located in the light-colored inner circle, the darker outer circle is segmented by silver index marks. This varying visual aspect forms a pleasing transition to the stainless steel case, which has a diameter of 42.5mm and a depth of 12.54mm. The timepiece is beautifully complemented by a brown alligator-skin strap or stainless steel bracelet. Manero Store: +91 8146400826
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Rado HyperChrome Glam Slam Mini
ado combines the high-tech materials for which it is famous and some of the world’s most precious substances: diamonds and gold, for this collection. Think big, think bold and think brilliant as that’s what the Rado designers did when creating these new timepieces. For gents, gleaming black high-tech ceramic meets pure 18ct gold. The two materials form a perfect fusion for a look of undeniable prestige. Just 333 individually numbered pieces of this Limited Edition in yellow gold, and 333 in rose gold have been produced, leaving many collectors disappointed and ensuring that fashion forward watch fans always look their best courtside and poolside. At Rado the ladies are just as important as the gents and have a choice of two models–each dripping in diamonds. Bezels and side inserts with 181 diamonds are guaranteed to cause a stir and raise an envious eyebrow or two in the VIP box at the tennis tournament, in the club on Ocean Drive or over sunset cocktails on the beach. The monobloc construction of the high-tech ceramic cases ensures lightness as well as the superior scratch-resistance which comes as standard with this advanced material. Rado Store: 9820567655
KAMAL WATCH Co. Celebrates 45 years of Excellence A month long celebration started pampering with special offers on entire range of watches (Premium, Fashion, Indian & Regular Brands) at the curtain raiser in its flagship showroom.
amal Watch Company, celebrates 45 years of its excellence that has grown richer with TIME. Founded by Shri. Gangaram Totla & Shri Chandamal Totla in 1969, KWC has grown with time to be the leading watch destination for luxury, premium & fashion watches across branches A.P. On the occasion Mr Chandmal Totla, Founder, KWC says, “The watches industry and consumer preference has seen sea change in preference all through this four decades. Earlier, watches were important and preferred accessories, an individual wanted to poses. It was one of the top gifting accessories in marriages, anniversary,
birthdays or any special occasions and those days people followed and brought brands like Favre, Seiko, Citizen, HMT, Titan which had an emotional connect among the mases.” As time changed, the trend has also changed. Now people equipped with latest digital gadgets like mobile phones, tablets, phablets, and smart watches yet prefer to own a watch, for every occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Venugopal Totla, Managing Director, Kamal Watch Co. said “KWC is one of the oldest and most favored watch destination in the twin city of Hyderabad and Secundrabad. The month long celebrations will start
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Nokia Lumia Lumia 1320 The Nokia Lumia 1320 features a 6-inch IPS LCD display with 720x1280 pixels resolution and boasts Nokiaâ€™s ClearBlack technology. The display has a pixel density of 245ppi (pixels per inch). It is powered by 1.7GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor along with 1GB of RAM. The Lumia 1320 comes with 8GB inbuilt storage, which can be further expandable up to 64GB with microSD card and in addition Nokia is also offering 7GB of SkyDrive cloud storage. It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and features Nokia Camera app. The Nokia Lumia 1320 runs Windows Phone 8 with Lumia Black and also features third Live Tile in Start menu. The Nokia Lumia 1320 packs a 3400mAh battery, which the company claims can deliver up to 672 hours of standby time and up to 25 hours of talktime. Connectivity options on the phablet include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and USB 2.0. Nokia Store: 9885018719
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he Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. The Galaxy Grand 2 is a dual-SIM device with support for GSM+GSM. It features a 5.2-inch HD TFT display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels. The Galaxy Grand 2 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor alongside 1.5GB of RAM. It sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera accompanied by an LED flash. It also houses a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with 8GB inbuilt storage, which is further expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. Connectivity options on the Galaxy Grand 2 include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB and 3G (HSPA+). The smartphone measures 146.8x75.3x8.9mm and weighs about 163 grams. The Galaxy Grand 2 packs a 2600mAh battery that can deliver up to 17 hours of talktime, although no standby time detailed. The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 will be available in Black, Pink and White color variants in select regions. Samsung has pre-loaded the Galaxy Grand 2 with popular apps like Story Album, which can organize pictures by timelines; S Translator, company's proprietary translation service; S Travel, which offers guides and travel details; Samsung Hub, company's own content service that offers access to music, videos and games. The Galaxy Grand 2 also comes with Group Play feature, first seen on Galaxy S4, which lets users play music or games together, as well as share documents. Samsung Store: 9849010314
The Micromax Canvas XL on the other hand, runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-ofthe-box. It comes with dual-SIM support (GSM+GSM) with dual standby. It features a 6-inch display with a resolution of 540x960 pixels resolution. The phablet is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. The Micromax Canvas XL sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, while there is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera also onboard. The Canvas XL comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. The Canvas XL packs a 2450mAh battery and can deliver up to 9.5 hours of talk time and up to 209 hours of standby time. It comes with dimensions 165x84.2x10.4mm and weighs 180 grams. The Micromax Canvas XL includes Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE, GPS/ AGPS and 3G connectivity options. Micromax Store: 9291703734
Sony Xperia Z1S The Sony Xperia Z1S runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box with Sonyâ€™s custom skin on top, similar to the one seen on the Xperia Z1. The latest smartphone is powered by 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974 processor along with 2GB of RAM. There is 32GB of inbuilt storage, although no word on expandable storage. The Sony Xperia Z1S comes with 5-inch full-HD Triluminos display powered by Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. The highlight of the Xperia Z1S, much like the flagship smartphone, is the 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS sensor alongside BIONZ image processor engine and pulsed LED flash. It also includes a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Like to the Xperia Z1, the device comes with 3000mAh battery. Connectivity options on the Xperia Z1 include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, Xperia Link and 3G. Sony Store: 9885728612
Nokia Lumia 525
The Nokia Lumia 525 runs Windows Phone 8 with the Lumia Black update. It features a 4-inch WVGA (480x800) IPS LCD display, translating to a pixel density of 235ppi. The Lumia 525 is powered by a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor alongside 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded up to 64GB with microSD card. It comes with 7GB of free SkyDrive cloud storage. It sports an 5-megapixel rear camera with no flash or front-facing camera. The primary camera on the Lumia 525 features Nokia Smart Camera Cinemagraph lens, Panorama lens, and Bing vision with other image tweaking options namely touch to focus, landscape orientation, auto and manual exposure, and geo-tagging. The Nokia Lumia 525 packs a 1430mAh battery which according to the company can deliver up to 17 hours of talk time and up to 336 hours of standby time. Connectivity options on the smartphone include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, A-GLONASS and 3G. Much like other Nokia Lumia smartphone, the Lumia 525 also includes popular location and navigation apps such as HERE Drive, HERE Maps, and HERE Transit. Nokia Store: 9885018719
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he company has branded the camera as an extreme zoom and weather resistance point and shoot. Specifically targeted at photographers who have a penchant for adventure and work in inhospitable environments it comes packed with a 50x optical zoom, (24-1,200mm) f/2.8-5.6 lens. The sturdy-looking camera is well-protected against the elements, namely dust and rain, and promises to capture concert photos and close-up shots in lousy weather conditions. Interestingly the camera also offers features like Wi-Fi image sharing, 10fps burst shooting, 1080p video recording, a 920,000-pixel electronic viewfinder and a tilting 3-inch LCD. AA batteries powers this camera and photos can be stored in the micro SD card.
Panasonic Lumix GX7 Panasonic has recently launched Lumix DMCGX7 camera which is the second addition in GX series of Panasonic cameras. It’s a mirror less camera with a tilt-angle electronic viewfinder which can be tilted at 90 degrees. It is a Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens camera which offers some unique features. The GX7 comes in two colours - silver and black. The Panasonic GX7 comes with the 16MP LiveMOS sensor that was seen in the Panasnonic GF6 with the sensor measuring 17.3 x 13 mm. It comes with PASM modes, three custom modes, SCN mode and your art filter modes along with the Intelligent Auto mode. The ISO range goes from ISO 125 to 25600 and you can have ⅓ EV increments or 1EV increments. The electronic viewfinder is quite high-res at 2764k dots which gives a really crisp display. The 3-inch rear LCD screen has a 1040k dot resolution and can tilt in a way that allows you to take low angle as well as over the shoulder photographs. One key feature of the GX7 is the presence of an in-camera sensor-shift image stabilisation which lets you even use Olympus micro four third lenses or any legacy lenses (using a right adapter) without having to worry about shaky images. The Silent mode of the GX7 is truly wonderful although it does come with its set of limitations. Wi-Fi function on the GX7 works in conjunction with an app called Panasonic Image and you can connect it to the camera over your local Wi-Fi network to transfer images. Image size can be Medium or the Original size. You can also control your GX7 using the remote shooting mode from the Panasonic Image app. It is a detailed app available for iOS and Android, and lets you change white balance, focus, ISO, exposure, among other things. Panasonic Store: 9866141485
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Nikon D3300 DSLR
ikon has launched an entry level DSLR camera – Nikon D3300, the successor of Nikon D3200. It sports the same 24MP image sensor and 11-point auto-focusing as its predecessor but is now powered by more powerful Nikon Expeed 4 engine and comes with filter-free sensor. It has almost same dimensions and little lighter weight (25g less) than Nikon D3200. In this new version also Nikon has given Wi-Fi a miss irrespective of what it did to its higherend sibling Nikon D5300 (Nikon upgraded Nikon D5200 to Nikon D5300 with including in-built WiFi) . Anyway you can still use external Wi-Fi module (WU-1a Wireless Adapter). It will come with the new ultra-compact AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II as a default lens. There is a 3-inch fixed LCD at the back and the camera can records 1080/60p Full HD videos. Nikon Store: 9849384850
amsung has added a new bridge camera boasting a formidable 60x optical zoom to its Smart Camera 3.0 family recently. The camera combines 60x optical zoom with a 20mm ultra wide angle lens (F2.8) and its zooming prowess is further boosted by the ability to double the zoom speed or jump directly from zero to 60x zoom. The design features a new ergonomic dual-grip, on-thelens i-Function controls and a 3.0-inch hVGA LCD screen, while inside the 608 g unit there’s a 16.3 MP CMOS sensor that enables full HD video recording (1920x1080/ 30 fps) and two high speed modes (176x128/ 360 fps and 384x288/ 240 fps). This lightweight (216 g) point-and-shoot features a 21x optical zoom and 23mm wide angle lens, a 3.0-inch VGA touch screen and the same 16.3 MP sensor as its larger stablemate. Like the other models in Samsung’s Smart Camera 3.0 range, both cameras feature Near Field Communications (NFC) and Wi-Fi connectivity options. Samsung Store: 9849010314
Fujifilm FinePix XP70
inePix XP70 comes with a 16.4MP sensor. The rugged camera is waterproof up to 33 feet and can survive falls from up to 5 feet. The camera is both freeze and dust proof. The zoom range is 28 to 140mm which is equivalent to 5x and the camera will be available in blue, orange and yellow. Fujifilm Store: +91-(0)124-4325500
Laptops / Tablets
Panasonic Toughpad FZ M1
The new Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 is based on Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit) and features an IP65 fully sealed fanless design. For those interested in the ruggedness of the Toughpad, should note it has a MIL-STD-810G rating, with a 5-foot drop certification. The tablet comes with a 7-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1200x800 pixels with glove touch technology and also comes with stylus support (optional). The Toughpad FZ-M1 includes a 128GB SSD storage, while also comes with a 256GB SSD option. It is powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 vPro chipset clocked at 1.6GHz alongside 4GB of RAM, which can be further expanded up to 8GB. Connectivity option on the tablet includes USB 3.0, microSD card slot, SmartCard, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC (optional) and LAN. The tablet sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and a 2-megapixel autofocus webcam for video calling. It packs a 3220mAh battery that according to the company can provide up to 8 hours of battery life. The Toughpad FZ-M1 measures 203x132x18mm and weighs 540 grams. Panasonic Store: 9866141485
Dell Venue 8 Asus Transformer Pad TF502T
The Asus Transformer Pad TF502T will sport Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. It sports a 10.1inch Super IPS+ display with a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and protected by a Corning Fit Glass. The Transformer Pad TF502T also touts a 178 degree viewing angle. The Transformer Pad TF502T is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 3 mobile SoC, paired with 2GB of RAM. A front-facing 2-megapixel camera is supported by the tablet for video calls along with an f/2.2 8-megapixel rear camera with flash.The tablet will arrive with 32GB and 64GB in-built storage options, with microSD card slot expandability. Connectivity options of the tablet include support for Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth V4.0 and NFC. The Transformer Pad TF502T is said to offer a battery backup of up to 16 hours when clubbed along with the keyboard dock which includes its own extra battery.Asus Transformer Pad TF502T additionally includes four speakers with Asus' SonicMaster technology. Asus Store: 9898392929
Asus VivoTab Note 8 tablet The Asus VivoTab Note 8 features an 8-inch 1280x800 pixel IPS display. It runs on a 1.33GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3740 processor, with four threads. It has 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The VivoTab 8 features a 5-megapixel rear camera and a front facing HD camera. VivoTab Note 8 comes with 64GB of solid state storage, plus the ability to use up to 64GB microSD cards, which will, according to the company, be useful for stringing media files and work on the go. Asus will also provide a year of free unlimited WebStorage for buyers. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, Miracast, and Micro-USB are the connectivity options available on the VivoTab Note 8. Asus Store: 9898392929
The tablet runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and is expected to receive the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat OS update soon. The Dell Venue 8 tablet sports an 8-inch screen size. The tablet comes in two storage variants - 16GB and 32GB, which can further support up to 32GB of storage via microSD. Unlike the Venue 7, the Venue 8 features a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. Surprisingly, being the bigger tablet, Venue 8 misses out on optional 4G LTE connectivity. Dell Venue 8 is 9.5mm thick, 130mm wide and 212mm long weighing 350 grams. Dell Store: 040 4018 8285
Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Lite
The Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Lite tablet runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-ofthe-box with Samsung TouchWiz UI on top. It features a 7-inch WSVGA (1024x600 pixels) display. Notably, the Galaxy Tab3 Lite tablet comes in two variants, Wi-Fi and 3G, however there is no word on voice-calling support via the SIM. The tablet is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor (unspecified chipset) alongside 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB inbuilt storage, which is further expandable up to 32GB with the help of microSD card. The Galaxy Tab3 Lite sports a 2-megapixel rear camera, while there is no front-facing camera. Connectivity options on the tablet include Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, GPS/ AGPS, GLONASS and 3G (SIM support). The Galaxy Tab3 Lite packs a 3600mAh battery which the company claims can deliver up to eight hours of video playback. Some of the preloaded apps on the tablet include Chrome, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books, Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts, YouTube, Samsung Apps, Samsung Hub, ChatON, Dropbox, Polaris Office, and Flipboard. The Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Lite comes with 193.4x116.4x9.7mm dimensions and weighs 310 grams. Samsung Store: 9849010314
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Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai is scheduled to launch the new Santa Fe in India at the Auto Expo. The full-sized SUV is expected to undercut Toyota Fortuner in terms of pricing when it is launched. To achieve this Hyundai will assemble the Santa Fe at its Chennai plant. The new Santa Fe will have a more appealing presence, derived from Hyundaiâ€™s fluidic design philosophy. PRIDE HONDA Phone: 9505201007
Honda Mobilio MPV
Mobilio, the third car to be built on the Brio platform, marks Hondaâ€™s entry into the MPV segment in India. The Mobilio will be available with the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel options. Both engines will be mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The production version of the Mobilio is expected to be unveiled at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. SHRI GANESH MOTORS Phone: 040 23322337
Fiat Abarth Punto
Fiat will launch its performance oriented Abarth Punto in India at the 2014 Auto Expo. The Abarth Punto is likely to use a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine and is expected to be priced under Rs15 lakh. FIAT MOTORS Phone: 077 29 985503
Mahindra Scorpio Facelift Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra will launch the facelift version of its popular sports utility vehicle (SUV) Scorpio. The facelift SUV has been spied testing on roads several times. It will be unveiled during the Delhi Auto Expo 2014. The SUV will be powered by the same 2.2-litre mHawK diesel engine producing 120bhp MAHINDRA MOTORS Phone: 077 99 599773
New Maruti Hatchback
Maruti is all set to unveil a revolutionary hatchback at the Auto Expo. The car will allow manual gears to be used like automatic transmission without engaging the clutch. Reports suggest that the new technology will not have an adverse effect on pricing or mileage. VARUN MOTORS PVT. LTD. Phone: 040 – 49497676
Honda Jazz Honda will re-launch the revised Jazz in 2014. The new Jazz will certainly be aggressively priced and will also have the advantage of a diesel powertrain and a futuristic design. Adil Phone: 8019191558
Nissan Datsun GO
Nissan has re-launched the Datsun brand after 32 years. Datsun will launch its first car early this year called the Datsun GO. The Datsun GO will be priced under Rs. 4 lakhs in India. The Datsun GO hatchback will be powered by the 1.2-litre, three cylinder engine in line with the Nissan Micra platform. The hatchback is likely to be priced at sub Rs 4 lakh. The company has plans to launch three models of Datsun GO in India by 2016. Lakshmi Nissan Phone: 040 23384181
Diesel Honda City
Honda has launched the much awaited diesel variant of the City at Rs 8.62 lakh. The diesel City is India’s most fuel-efficient car with a mileage of 26kmpl. Adil Phone: 8019191558
Tata Nano Diesel
Tata will launch the Nano Diesel in 2014. However, in view of the deregulation of diesel prices, Tata has reportedly decided against launching it at the Auto Expo. Reports are coming that the car, which was supposed to be showcased in the Delhi Auto expo 2014, has been put on hold owing to steep hike in diesel prices over the last few months. The Nano diesel engine under development comes with two configurations – one with a two-cylinder and the other with a three-cylinder. VARUN MOTORS PVT. LTD. Phone: 040 – 49497676
TOLLYWOOD Mahesh Babu’s Powerfull Role in Aagadu M
ahesh Babu and Srinu Vaitla have reunited to repeat the magic 'Dookudu' has created. The new movie produced by the 'Dookudu' trio Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara has taken off in Octber last year has hit the floors for a regular shooting recently. Mahesh said, “This is a never seen before character for me and will be in Srinu Vaitla style, a commercial potboiler.” “The film is all about Mahesh Babu. Masses, especially the Prince fans will love the character because I loved it that way. You can say, 'Dookudu' is a trailer to 'Aagadu',” said Srinu Vaitla. The trio of Producers said 'This is our third film with Mahesh, after Dookudu and '1-Nenokkadine' and we are thrilled to have been associated with him for the third film. He is the best in the industry and he will remain so forever, after the two releases '1' and 'Aagadu' The film is coming out well'. Thamanna, Brahmanandam and Prakash Raj are playing key roles, apart from about 40 of the most seasoned actors. Crew includes: Written By: Anil Ravipudi, Upendra Madhav; Additional Writing: Praveen Varma; Music: SS Thaman; Camera: KV Guhan; Art: AS Prakash; Editing: MR Varma; Co-Director: Chalasani Rama Rao; Executive Producer: Koti Paruchuri; Produced By: Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara; Story, Screenplay, Dialogues & Direction: Srinu Vaitla
Sukumar’s next with NTR Jr.
irector Sukumar is all set to begin shooting for his next film starring NTR Jr. Billed as a ‘commercial entertainer’, the film produced by BVSN Prasad, is set to hit the floors in April. Sukumar seems very excited about the prospect of working with NTR. “Tarak is a powerhouse performer and I’m really excited about working with him. He loved the script when I narrated it to him and gave me the nod right away. It’s going to be a proper commercial entertainer that will give his fans plenty to whistle about,” says Sukumar, who has written the story, screenplay and dialogues for the film. The filmmakers are on the lookout for a female lead for the movie.
Anushka Shetty in Gautham Menon’s next
nushka is likely to star in Gautham Menon’s next film. We hear that the actress has accepted the offer, but is yet to sign on the dotted line. The project is underway with the director firming up the script and pre-production work going on in full swing. A source close to the actress says, “Anushka has not yet heard the script, but has agreed to go ahead with it as it involves big names like Ajith and Gautham Menon. Currently, she is shooting for Rudrammadevi and Baahubali. She will allot dates for this project during the breaks she gets between these two big-budget films, both of which have her in key roles.” When we contacted her spokesperson, he confirmed the development, saying, “Yes, Anushka has been approached by the makers for the Ajith-Gautham film. She has said ‘yes’ to it, but has not yet officially signed it. Once things fall in place, she’s likely to commence shoot for it from March.”
Asmita Sood is playing a cop
smita Sood was last seen playing a dainty girl-next door in Sudheer Babu-starrer Aadu Magadura Bujji, which released late last year. The actress is all set for an image makeover in her upcoming film, Aa Aiduguru. The 2011 Femina Miss India finalist is playing a cop in the movie and seems to be pretty kicked about it. “This is the first time I played a cop role in my career and it has been an incredible experience. The film is the story of five youngsters who set out to bring out a change in the society. It has a strong social message for the youth,” explains Asmita who debuted in Tollywood with Brahmigadi Katha in 2011.
Neetu Chandra’s item song in Dookudu remake
odavari actress Neetu Chandra has recently shot for a ‘special song’ with Puneeth Rajkumar. The film, which is the Sandalwood remake of theTelugu film Dookudu, stars Trisha in the lead. The song, a peppy, folksy number was choreographed by Ganesh. “This is my first outing in Kannada, and it was an amazing experience to dance with Puneeth. Ganesh master always comes up with interesting steps in his songs, and it was no different this time. We’ll be completing the shoot of this number in a couple of days,” says the actress.
Naga Chaitanya signs a crime thriller
aga Chaitanya had a bunch of films lined up and the actor has given nod for a new film to be directed by Sudheer Varma, who has shot to fame with Swamy Ra Ra. Sources are abuzz that the film would be a crime comedy with commercial elements. The script work is in progress and other details about the project are awaited. Naga Chaitanya is presently shooting for tentative titled film Oka Laila Kosam with Pooja Hedge as his love interest, while Akkineni multi-starrer film Manam is also in progress.
Trivikram Srinivas is afraid to experiment
wo successive flicks, Julayi and Attarintiki Daredi proved Trivikram’s splendid stories are bigger than heroes. Aiming a third hit, the magical writer picked by Allu Arjun this time. Rather working with some other actor and experimenting, working with Bunny itself is a safe game as this duo is having good rapport. Coming to actress, Trivikram picked up Samantha again after directing her in Pawan’s AD. Cine observers feel that working with dynamites like Bunny and Samantha will be surely a ‘safe game’ as the couple can carry any role, dialogue and emotion with ease, making Trivikram’s job simpler. Also, our director is keen to pick Devi Sri Prasad again, a tried and tested comrade for Bunny’s movies. With all these good points around, how would this film not become a safe bet to score hat trick for Trivikram? It will be a blockbuster for sure! WWW.CITYLIFESTYLEMAG.COM
I’ll have a Bengali wedding: Bipasha Basu
ipasha Basu, who is reportedly dating Harman Baweja, refused to speak on her relationship status but said that she will have a typical Bengali wedding.“Whenever I get married it will be a Bengali wedding. If I won’t have a Bengali wedding my mother won’t come. She has warned me. So, I am going to have a Bengali wedding for sure,” says Bipasha. the actress is known for films like ‘Jism’ ‘Corporate’ and ‘No Entry’. “But the only condition is that nobody will dance at my wedding, everybody will only exercise,” added the 35-year-old, a fitness freak who has launched the third volume of her fitness DVD titled ‘Unleash’.
John Abraham redecorates house for wife Priya Runchal
ohn Abraham who broke the news of his marriage to investment banker girlfriend Priya Runchal on Twitter is now busy redecorating his house for her. John Abraham went to Los Angeles in USA to celebrate the New Year with girlfriend Priya but surprised many when he hinted on Twitter that he had tied the knot with her. While we spotted John coming back to the country alone a few days after, a news report in Mid-Day suggests that he is giving his bachelor pad a new look before wife Priya joins him next month. According to the report, John is busy redecorating his house and several workers have also been reportedly seen doing renovation work at his apartment in Mumbai. The actor has so far not spoken about his marriage apart from that one tweet. Many reports of John spilling the beans on celebrity chat show ‘Koffee With Karan’ are doing the rounds.
Will become a singer if I fail as an actress: Alia Bhatt
Himesh loses 20 kg for his upcoming film
imesh Reshammiya will play an excop-turned-superstar in his next, ‘The Xpose’, which is a thriller set in 1960s’ Bollywood. The composer-singer-actor has shed 20 kilos to fit into the role of Ravi Kumar, which is inspired by the late actor Raaj Kumar. Himesh, who weighed 77 kilos when he started preparing for the film five months ago, adopted an organic diet to go with his training regimen. And now, he weighs 57 kilos. Along with shunning carbohydrates, he also stopped eating between 9 pm and 9 am. Himesh is pleased with the results and is working towards getting six-pack abs in a month. Says he, “I have some superb music coming this year with Humshakals, Action Jackson, All Is Well and Kick. And there’s The Xpose, whose director Anant Mahadevan is doing a wonderful job.” The negative character played by Yo Yo Honey Singh apparently is inspired by Pran.
lia Bhatt, who has lent her voice to a song in her upcoming film ‘Highway’, says if she fails as an actress, she will turn to singing. When director Imtiaz Ali asked her to croon a number in ‘Highway’, she jumped at the idea. “I am not a singer... I think I am a bathroom singer. When I was asked to sing I was excited and thought of trying it (singing) out. A R Rahman sir was very patient with me. If I fail as an actress, I will become a singer,” Alia told reporters. When the team of ‘Highway’ was travelling since it is a road movie, Alia would often sing Rahman’s song ‘Jiya Re Jiya’. That’s when Imtiaz thought of exploring her singing talent. Music maestro A R Rahman told her to practice and that if she learns singing for two years, she could have her album. According to Alia, who is geared up for the highway journey in a de-glam avatar with Randeep Hooda, both acting and singing are difficult. “When I was recording with Rahman sir, I messed up a few times but that is ok...it happens. I did not know anything about singing...I did not know how to sustain my breath, but later on I learnt with the help of Rahman sir,” Alia added.
Kangana cooks Chinese food for entire unit of ‘Queen’
he latest song ‘London Thumakda’ from the Kangana Ranaut-starrer ‘Queen’, which was shot in the coldest days of winter in London, ended with the actress cooking Chinese for the entire unit in Delhi style! While Kangana shot for the entire song in the coldest days of the year in the city, she made sure the shoot ended on a delicious note. On the final day of the shoot, the actress took the entire unit by surprise when she served them all with the Chinese dishes prepared by her. The crew was exhilarated on realising that the Chinese food was cooked with a perfect Delhi twist. Impressed by her culinary skills, the entire crew couldn’t help but compliment the food and the chef behind the delicious experience. Presented by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Queen is a Phantom Production.
Naseeruddin Shah and Manoj in Drohkaal
aseeruddin Shah and Manoj Bajpayee will come together in a film, ‘Company Ustad’, to be directed by Nitin Chandra. The duo had last shared screen space in Drohkaal (1994). Manoj confirms that he has been offered the film. “I have yet to go through the final draft. But I must say that the script has a very strong plot. It is a period drama set in a rural area.”
Sanjay Gupta to make Hollywood film
anjay Gupta, who was already juggling two films, ‘Mumbai Saga’ and ‘Khotey Sikkey’, has to clear his schedule for a third. And the offer has come from LA. A Hollywood production house has approached Gupta to direct an official remake of a hit foreign language film. “It is a thriller like many of my previous films. But while the others were malecentric, this one has a woman protagonist and two important male characters. These guys approached me after seeing my body of work.” The film, to be co-produced by Sanjay, will be made in Hindi and English. While Sanjay admitted that he might approach John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan or Shahid Kapoor for the two male characters as it would be a welcome change for them too to not play the leading man, he was tight lipped about which actress he has in mind for the central role.
HOLLYWOOD ‘Avatar’ stars return for sequel
ctors Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana will return for the next three instalments of the “Avatar” franchise. James Cameron will direct and produce it along with his partner Jon Landau, reports a website. Fox Studios recently announced that there would be three more sequels and that Cameron had hired screenwriters Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and Shane Salerno to collaborate with him on the screenplays for ‘Avatar 2’, ‘Avatar 3’ and ‘Avatar 4’. ‘Avatar 2’ will hit the theatres in December 2016.
Jolie likely to play Nigella Lawson in biopic
film on the life of international celebrity chef Nigella Lawson is being planned and actress Angelina Jolie is said to be completely gripped by the former’s life, might play the lead in it. Lawson has had a turbulent year. She was recently accused of taking cocaine. Jolie is said to think of Lawson as a ‘remarkable woman’ and is reportedly totally gripped by the drama surrounding the latter’s life, reports a website. “Angie had planned to take a lot of time off next year but this role is very tempting. She has been gripped like everyone else by all the drama surrounding Nigella these past few months and thinks she is a remarkable woman. The story has got it all - and she’s as intrigued as anyone else by it,” quoted a source.
Leonardo DiCaprio reveals obsession for jackets
eonardo DiCaprio reveals obsession for jackets The ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ actor insists that he doesn’t splash out much on clothes, but can’t resist purchasing new coats, even if they are only slightly different to ones already in his wardrobe. When asked about his biggest temptation, he told that he is not a fancy car or private plane sort of person, and that he doesn’t even have a huge amount of clothes. He insisted that he isn’t very extravagant and the most expensive purchase he has ever made was buying a house for his mother.
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Lawrence helps cancer-stricken crew member
ennifer Lawrence has reportedly helped to raise money for one of her “The Hunger Games” crew member, who is suffering from cancer. The unnamed crewman was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and when Lawrence got to know about it, she asked the rest of the crew to donate funds to him, reports a website. “When Jennifer learned his family was in dire financial need, she asked the cast and film execs (executives) for help and raised about $25,000. The crewman and his family were incredibly grateful for Jennifer’s help, and they’ve thanked her over and over again,” a website quoted a source as saying.
eather Graham couldn’t wait for filming on ‘Flowers in the Attic’ to end because playing a villain was so exhausting, but she also felt there was freedom in essaying a negative role. The 43-year-old plays a brutal mother in the movie, and admits it sucked a lot of her energy to the point where she couldn’t wait for filming to end. “There’s a lot of freedom to (playing the villain), because you’re doing something you would never do in real life. But it’s very dark. By the end of it, I couldn’t wait to stop,” a website quoted Graham as saying.
George Clooney unfazed by ageing
eorge Clooney isn’t concerned with how his looks are changing with age. The 52-year-old actor is proud his hair is going grey, insisting he would never dye it, and said not being an ‘action star’ means he doesn’t worry about his image too much. ‘’Luckily it became obvious pretty early on that I was not destined to be an action star so I don’t have to worry so much about how I look,’’ he said. I hear all this talk about how grey I am getting but I can’t imagine ever dying my hair. The ‘Gravity’ star - who split from his girlfriend Stacy Keibler last summer - also insisted he will never remarry or raise a family, and he wishes people would believe him. He added, ‘’This fascination with my love life is really something. I keep saying I’ll never get married again or have children but people just don’t want to believe me.’’ Now, he has happy to be living with his pet dog Einstein - a black cocker spaniel - and he doesn’t let his critics get to him.
Ricci felt exhausted after shooting murder scenes for a film
ctress Christina Ricci, who plays a murderer in ‘Lizzie Borden Took an Ax’, said that she was very exhausted after shooting the murder scenes for the film. Ricci had to hack up bodies with an axe for the film, which is about a religion teacher accused of killing her parents, reports a website. “My arms got tired because the axe was heavy. You film scenes from a million different angles, and for every take I did 12 chops with the axe. My arms were ripped for about two days after. I didn’t like getting fake blood in my hair though,” said Ricci.
Miranda Kerr undergoing treatment for injured disc
upermodel Miranda Kerr is undergoing treatment for a back injury which she got from a car accident in May last year. The 30-year-old supermodel suffered an injury last year after an alleged drunk driver slammed into her car in LA and she had to wear a neck brace, reported People magazine. Although Kerr was not seriously hurt in the accident, she is still nursing injuries from it. “A disc is out in my back because someone rammed into my car at a stop sign... It still hurts. I’m getting acupuncture and laser treatments for it,” Kerr said.
Tech Mahindra celebrated EKATVAM-2014
ech Mahindra organised Ekatvam 2014, its annual associate event welcoming the New Year with bonhomie and camaraderie. About 13,000 associates (employees) gathered at the 271 acre Tech Mahindra Technology Centre (TMTC), and spent the evening enjoying with their families. The theme for Ekatvam 2014 was ‘Connected World’, which is consistent with the overall brand mantra of the company and clearly and truly describes
the mood such events are host to set. The event was organised by Team Josh and the Corporate Services Team of TechMahindra, Hyderabad. The event held at the TMTC, Bahadurpally this weekend saw stellar performances by the associates along with a Fashion Show by JOSH Kala Club. To add to the extravaganza, Leaders Walk was the highlight of the show, where TechMahindra’s Chief People’s Officer Rakesh Soni, Chief Marketing Officer Hari
T, Deputy Chief Marketing Officer Indranil Ganguly, Location Manager Rajendra Tunuguntha, Location Council Head B.K. Mishra, Indra Munjuluri, Kavita Lal, Vinay Agrawal and Tech Mahindra BSG CEO Vijay Rangineni walked the ramp with their undeniable poise and demeanor. Renowned comedian ‘VIP’ of Comedy Circus fame enthralled the crowds with his mimicry and gimmicks. Roars of laughter and applause filled the atmosphere. The Indian
Rock Band Euphoria upped the energy quotient of the evening with their peppy numbers. The audience had a great time shaking their legs to the music, the band kept pumping energy till the curtains came down. The event was followed by dinner which consisted of varieties considering the wide range of cultures at Tech Mahindra. Speaking on the occasion, an exuberant Sharat Choudhury, a new joinee in TMTC, Bahadurapally said, “Fun... Party...Dhoom! Never thought
my first ever party in my professional job would be so great”. Spandana Galam, who witnessed the 3rd Ekatvam event in succession, said that it is a wonderful avenue to get along with family and the entire atmosphere was enjoyable! Every year the event just gets along bigger and better, she added. The grandeur of the event and the unparallel spirit of celebration were etched upon many memories with the employees to take home!
Deloitte USI Celebrates EAD in Hyderabad Celebrity guests Shankar Mahadevan added to the festivities while professionals partied in style
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eloitte US India organized Employee Appreciation Dinner (EAD) - a noble gesture to acknowledge the service of their employees for the company.It was held on 11 January at Hitex ground, Hyderabad. The program wasopen to all the professionals and their spouse; equivalent to spouse as well. A total of 10,000 professionals and significant other also attended. It is considered as the biggest EAD held so far across the US India offices. A leader from the company stated, “Taking the opportunity to thank the U.S. India professionals at Hyderabad office for their
commitment to the success of Deloitte.” The official opening of the evening was a series dance sequence from the leaders across different functions. The leadership dance which was a tribute to the professionals was followed by a standing ovation from the leaders to the professionals applauding them for being the pride of Deloitte. The crowdsbecameeccentric when all the leaders are on the floor tapping for the track ‘lungi dance’. Music lovers and music enthusiasts desperately awaitedfor the arrival of Shankar Mahadevan on the stage. All were
eagerly waiting to hear his path breaking number – ‘Breathless’ which made him one sought singers in Bollywood industry. He sang some of his popular tracks including the recently released movies. Later on, his son – SiddharthMahadevan also joined cracking the firefight with his recent track – Zinda from ‘BhaagMilkhaBhaag’. Mithun Kumar, an overjoyed employee expressed,“Though it’s my first EAD and feel proud to be part of this event where there’s equal participation from the leaders and its fellows. I am looking forward to discharge my energy throughout the evening.”
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Add soft lighting to get an inviting and homely feel. Bright lights can make a room feel cold. Use scented candles in a few corners of your house to keep it fragrant. You can also use floating candles to enhance the romantic appeal of a particular place. Use small lamps with low watt to light up some dark corner of your house. Welcome nature Plants with bright color flowers will instantly add freshness and life to your room. Place them near your coffee table or beside your couch (living room) and you can use artificial stones and pebbles to decorate the space near the plant.
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LCC launches 2 hair services Kerafusion Keratin Treatment and Cysteine Complex Treatment. VLCC Founder and Chairperson Mrs.Vandana Luthra has inaugurated a glitzy, Modern facility at Banjara Hills and also launched two new hair Services Kerofusion Keratin Treatment and Cysteine Complex Treatment. Speaking on the occasion Mrs. Vandana Luthra said VLCC has received a fantatic response in Hyderabad since the time we started operations. We are hopeful that the unmatched standards in fitness and beauty services that will be offered by the new VLCC centre. The VLCC group is offerings across 16 countries
where it operates. The new centre is equipped with a unisex salon sporting the latest design and a host of new appliances to enable better delivery of weight Loss and an enriched customer experience. The customers can expect a combination of the time honored tradition of the personal a touch with customized beauty solutions and best in class beauty services. She said that the Kerafusion Keratin Treatment is available at our centre which is a specially formulated protein complex that eliminates frizz and out of control curls and leaves hair silky, shiny and healthy. The Cysteine complex Treatment which does not use formaldehyde, works in synergy with the hair’s existing
proteins to restructure, soften, and releases entanglements/ curls from the hair. She further said the VLCC has range of Ayurvedic treatments, including the hugely effective Ayurvedic detoxifying ritual Kaivalyam to revitalize the skin from head to the toe, will be available at the centre in addition to the company’s entire bouquet of revolutionary weight loss programs and therapeutic beauty solutions addressing the mind and body. The Ayurvedic therapies promote positive health in many ways revitalizing the nervous system, relieving fatigue, promoting sound sleep, improving the complexion and retarding the aging process. By nourishing
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LCC is widely recognized for its scientific weight loss solutions and its therapeutic approach to beauty treatments. The VLCC group seeks to urge self transformation, spread happiness and imbibe every individual with wellness for life, these three mantras have been the pillars of strength for the company since it was founded in 1989. Till date they remain the firm foundation upon which the company continues to build its success story. VLCC is the largest and most-preferred brand in the Wellness domain in the countries it operates in. In an exclusive Interview with Mrs. Vandana Luthra, VLCC Founder and also Padmashri Awardee spoke about VLCC with D.Ujval Kumar, Senior Correspondent, City Life Style Magazine Life Style: Can you brief us how you started VLCC. Vandana: During my young days I was keen in health matters, my mother who was Ayurvedic doctor was used to take lot of care in regard to health and skin, similarly my father who used to work for Seamens also encouraged me to take up beauty courses. After graduating
from Delhi University, I pursued further education in Nutrition and Cosmetology from Germany and subsequently I took a series of specialized courses and modules in beauty care, fitness, food and nutrition and skin care from London, Munich and Paris. I made entrepreneurial debut in 1989 by opening India’s first Transformation center in New Delhi which seamlessly married scientific weight management programs with cutting edge skin and hair treatments. I got married in a conservative family however my In-laws and my husband were always supportive and encouraged me to start my own business in 1992 and my husband also joined me to develop the business. Today with his support we are able to see the growth of our business spreading across the world. Today we are able to run largest chain of slimming, beauty and fitness centers across Asia. We also running largest network of vocational education academies in Beauty & Nutrition Singapore a comprehensive range of skin care, hair care and body care products under the VLCC Natural sciences. We are also having a tie-up with
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Bollywood actress Shilpa Sheety to provide YaP ( Yoga and Physiotherapy) services to the customers not only in India but also in overseas. We are also planning to tie-up with the various Universities in all the states to introduce the Beauty and Skin courses. It would give lot of employment for the women and can stand on their legs. Life Style: How do you See Health care industry in India. Vandana: The Health care industry is growing fast in India, there is a growth of 25 to 30 per cent. People are started look for better health and ready to spend on the health sector. In the coming years we hope the Health sector would be given top priority. The central and State Government is also planning to work with VLCC to take up various health related programmes in both Urban and Rural areas. We are also planning to take up special programmes for women. Life Style: How different VLCC is when compare to other Health care centers in India. Vandana: we have no competitors in India and overseas, we have our own style of functioning. We provide solutions for any health problems and we take at-most care for our customers. Whoever visits our centre are fully satisfied and the same customers refer other people, due to which we have able to grow the industry. To ensure a better quality of life for everyone, by adopting and pursuing ethically and socially relevant business practices aimed at shaping up people’s confidence and making Slimming, Beauty and Health accessible to all sections of our society. VLCC is playing a key role as a member of the Technical as well as Accreditation committees of India’s National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health Care providers (NABH) to set and implement quality standards for the wellness Industry. Life Style: Can you tell us your achievements? Vandana: During the last 25 years we
Vandana Luthra VLCC Founder
have achieved number of awards like in 2013 best beauty training school of the year award, Retailer customer service Awards, VLCC day Spa award, Best creative Resource supplier of the year award, VLCC product of the year award, Superbrand status award, Rajiv Gandhi Women Achiever award, Images retail Award, Amity Woman Achiever Award, and apart from that I was awarded Padma Sri Award one of the India’s highest civilian award from president of India Pranab Mukherjee in the year 2013. We also got several other awards from various governments both from India and International. Life Style: What are your future plans for the coming years. Vandana: We are planning to make more acquisition both in India and overseas, already we have acquired two companies in Singapore and Malaysia. We also plan to reach more and more people in India because of growing importants for the Health care sector. Very soon we are going to come with a public issue.
HEALTH & FITNESS
YOGA FOR MEN Most of the men prefer hitting gym or sports over yoga, which they feel is good for their wives and girlfriends. But, yoga is a full-body workout that stretches and strengthens every muscle in your body.
oga increases flexibility and strength, provides stress relief, and helps you get a sculpted body. It prevents you from workout injuries. Here is a list of yoga poses for men that will help them get all the health benefits without hurting. Tadasana (Mountain) Benefits: Tadasana builds a solid foundation for all other standing poses. It strengthens and returns flexibility to your feet, improves your posture, and works your thighs and core. How to do it: Stand with your big toes touching and heels slightly apart. Balance the weight evenly on your feet and lift up the arches. Engage the thigh muscles slightly to lift up the kneecaps, but avoid locking your knees. Vrksasana (Tree) Benefits: Vrksasana improves your focus while strengthening the muscles in your ankles, calves and thighs. It also stretches the inner thigh and groin muscles on the bent leg. How to do it: Shift your weight onto your right foot, pressing it firmly onto the floor. Bend the left leg at the knee and place the sole of the left foot on your inner right thigh. Point the toes toward the floor. Bring your palms together in front of your chest and keep your weight centered over the left foot. Press the right knee back to open the groin while keeping your hips parallel to the front of the room. Release the foot and repeat on the other side. Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend) Benefits: This pose helps you calm your mind while stretching the hamstrings and muscles of the spine. How to do it: Stand in Tadasana pose with your hands on your hips, then exhale, tucking your chin slightly toward your chest and bending forward at the hips. Relax your head, neck and shoulders and let your arms hang loosely. Place your palms or fingertips on the floor beside or slightly in front of your feet. Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I) Benefits: This pose improves your body balance. It stretches and strengthens the ankles, calves and thighs as well. It also stretches the chest, lungs, shoulders and groin. How to do it: From mountain pose, step your right foot forward and lift your arms overhead. Turn your left foot 45 to 60 degrees to the left. Bend your right knee until it is over the ankle. Bring the hips parallel to the front of the room. Arch your upper back slightly, lifting your chest up toward the ceiling. Press your palms together, if possible, or keep your hands shoulder width apart with your palms facing each other. Look forward or up at your thumbs. When done, step the right foot back into mountain pose. Repeat on the other side. AdhoMukhaSvanasana (Downward-Facing Dog) Benefits: This pose helps you strengthen the legs and arms, while stretching the calves, hamstrings, shoulders, hands and wrists. How to do it: Start on your hands and knees, with your hands just in front of your shoulders and your knees directly below your hips. Press your hands firmly onto the floor, with index fingers pointing forward. As you exhale, lift your knees off the floor, keeping the knees slightly bent. Stretch your tailbone toward the ceiling to lengthen your spine. Press your heels down toward the floor and your thighs back to straighten your legs. Keep pressing the base of your index fingers into the floor and lift along your arms from your hands to your
shoulders. Draw your shoulder blades against your back and down toward your tailbone. When done, drop your knees to the floor. Crescent Lunge (High Lunge) Benefits: Crescent Lunge helps the front of the body to expand, which increases energy and reduces fatigue. This pose stretches the legs, groin, and hip flexors, while also opening the front torso, chest, and shoulders. It strengthens and tones the thighs, hips, and butt, while the balancing aspect helps to develop flexible stability. How to do it: Start in AdhoMukhaSvanasana. As you exhale, step your left foot forward between your hands, keeping your left knee over the ankle and your feet hipwidth apart. As you inhale, lift your torso upright and bring your arms out to the side and overhead. If possible, bring your palms togetherâ€”or keep the hands shoulder width apart with the palms facing each other. Press back through your right heel and lift up through the torso. Navasana (Boat) Benefits: Navasanatones and strengthens your abdominal muscles. It stretches your hamstrings and improves balance and digestion. It stimulates the kidneys, thyroid and prostate glands, and intestines. It can help you improve your confidence by reducing stress. How to do it: Start seated with your legs extended in front of you. Press your hands into the floor just behind the hips, pointing your fingers forward. Lean back slightly and lift up through your chest, to keep your back from rounding. As you exhale, bend your knees and lift your feet off the floor until your thighs are at a 45-degree angle from the floor. Straighten your legs slowly. When you feel stable, lift your arms off the floor and bring them out in front of you, parallel to the floor with the palms facing each other. Salabhasana (Locust) Benefits: This pose is a great way to slowly strengthen your back and pelvic organs. It tones the sciatic nerves, and balances the functioning of the liver and other abdominal organs. It will also stretch the chest, shoulders and thighs. How to do it: Lie on your belly with your forehead on the floor and your hands by your hips, palms facing up. Point your big toes toward each other slightly to roll your thighs inward. As you exhale, lift your head, chest, arms and legs off the floor. Rest your weight on your belly, lower ribs and pelvis. As you inhale, lengthen your spine by stretching your head forward and your legs backward. Stretch back through your fingertips while keeping your arms parallel to the floor. Look down or slightly forward to avoid crunching your neck backward. Lower down on an exhale. SetuBandhaSarvangasana (Bridge) Benefits: This pose allows the spine to stretch, along with the chest and neck. It strengthens the legs and hips as well. The pose stimulates abdominal organs, which helps regulate digestion and also stimulates the lungs, which helps those with asthma. This pose can help you relive stress, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, and other body aches. How to do it: Lie on your back with your arms by your side. Bend your knees and bring your heels close to your buttocks, with the feet about hip width apart. As you exhale, push your feet and arms into the floor and lift your hips toward the ceiling. Keep your thighs parallel as your lift. Interlace your fingers beneath your pelvis and stretch your arms toward your feet.
SuptaPadangusthasana (Reclining Big Toe Pose) Benefits: This pose alleviates stiffness in lower back and reduces backache. It stretches hamstrings, calves, and inner thighs. Itâ€™s a great way to get relief of arthritis pain in hips and knees. It can be therapeutic for flat feet. How to do it: Lie on your back. As you exhale, bend the left knee and pull it toward your chest. Keep the other leg pressed firmly onto the floor while pushing the right heel away from you. Hold a strap in both hands and loop it around the middle of your left foot. As you inhale, straighten your left leg slowly toward the ceiling. Move your hands up the strap until your arms are straight, while pressing your shoulders into the floor. Once your left leg is straight, engage the left thigh slightly and pull the foot toward your head to increase the stretch. Stay here for 1 to 3 minutes. Then lower the left leg slowly toward the ground, keeping the right thigh pressed into the floor. Continue until the left leg is a few inches off the floor. Work the foot forward until it is in line with your shoulders. Inhale your leg back to vertical. Lower the leg and repeat on the other side.
BEAUTY & WELLNESS
Skincare tips for winter Winter comes with a lot of skin problems like dryness, irritation and cracking. It’s the time of the year when we need to pay extra attention to your skin and body. Here we share a few tips that will help you deal with all winter woes. Exfoliate In the winter you need to exfoliate your skin regularly to get rid of dead cells. It also allows moisturizer to penetrate the skin better and work effectively. Moisturize Moisturize your skin throughout the day. Using a moisturizer that contains vitamin E, shea butter or any other natural moisturizing elements that are good for skin.To lock in some extra moisturizer, apply body lotion soon after your shower. Drink Water To keep your skin hydrated, drink as
much as water possible. No hot water bath Yes, it feels great to have a hot water showerin winter, but they wreak havoc on your skin. A lukewarm shower is better for your skin. Hair care Say no to hairstyling in winter. Do not use hairstyling products that contain alcoholic content as they cause hair damage. Try to message your hair and scalp with coconut oil weekly twice to nourish them. Lip care One of the bigger winter woes is chapped lips. A lip balm with at least SPF 15 and antiseptic agents to aid in healing is a good choice. Lip balm products made with tea tree oilheal painful cracks. Body care Apart from hair and skin, you need to take care of your hands, feet, knees and elbows too. Use body lotions containing shea butter, petrolatum, mineral oil, tea tree oil or glycerin. Moisturize hands and feet at night before going to bed for better healing effect. For crack heels To deal with cracked heels, soak them in warm water for 15 minutes, scrub with a pumice stone and apply a good moisturizer. Wear socks to avoid further cracks.
Masks and packs Avoid using facial packs and mask containing mud because it takes out the natural oil from your skin. Rather go for cleansing milk and oil based face pack. Take care of yourself • Use moisturizing lotions based on glycerin and alpha-hydroxyl content. • Pamper your finger and toe nails with oil, glycerin or moisturizers to prevent brittleness in nails. • Avoid using makeup products that contain alcoholic content. • Stay away from beauty and hair styling products in winter. • Try to add Vitamin A, Vitamin E rich foods to your diet.
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The best way to stay healthy this season is to eat healthy. Certain foods contain vitamins and minerals that fight colds and flu naturally. These foods also reduce the severity and duration of cold and flu. Here is a list of superfoods to boost your immunity. So stock up on these foods this winter to ward off cold and flu, and to keep your family healthy. Sweet potato, carrots and Bell Peppers Carrots, bell pepper and sweet potato contain common nutrient called beta carotene. Beta carotene improves your body’s defense and helps neutralize harmful toxins. It’s instrumental in strengthening the delicate lining of the nose, which fights against air-borne germs that are trying to enter our body. It helps the growth and development of immune system cells. Broccoli and pumpkin and egg yolks are other sources of Beta carotene. Garlic The antioxidant properties of garlic help prevent colds as well as shorten their duration. It contains allicin (that gives garlic its distinctive smell), which naturally fights against bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Eating a few cloves each day is enough to keep you healthy. If you can’t take raw garlic, you can always opt for garlic supplements. Green Tea Green tea has great healing properties. Two cups of hot green tea each day are enough to can boost an ailing immune system. It will keep you hydrated, warm and cold-free. Green tea contains EGCG, an antioxidant that enables your immune system to naturally fight off invading cold and flu germs. If you don’t like the taste of green tea then a slice of lemon or a few drops of honey can help improve its flavor. Mushrooms A staple crop in most herbal medicine chests, most of us don’t consider mushroom as a healthy supplement, but it possess selenium and beta glucan, which increases the production of cytokines cells that help fight off infections. It also contains polysaccharides that support your immune system. Black Pepper Black peppercorns are high in piperine, a compound known for its anti-fever and pain relieving properties. It reduces congestion by thinning the mucus in your nasal passages so you can breathe freely again. Sprinkling some in your tea or soup can help you ward off sniffles. Leafy greens Researchers says, darker the greens, the higher the nutrient content. It relieves chest congestion, sniffles, and coughs. Yogurt Yogurt contains probiotics and prebiotics, which promote digestive health and prevent
stomach ailments. It also contains protein that helps your body to increase the number of immune cells to fend off invading germs and bacteria. Citrus fruits Citrus fruits like oranges, strawberries, lemons and tomatoes contain vitamin C and it helps prevent the onset of colds and flu. Taking small doses of vitamin C every day will automatically boosts your general immune system. Bananas Banana contains vitamin B6, which helps your body fight infection. Having banana everyday will help you boost your immunity. Ginger Ginger is good to soothe a scratchy throat. It contains chemicals called sesquiterpenes that target rhinoviruses (cold viruses) and suppress cough. It's also a natural pain and fever reducer and a mild sedative. Start your winter days with a cup of ginger tea to keep cold at bay. Honey Honey is a great for sore throat. Its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties help fight infections from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Dark chocolate High doses of cocoa present in dark chocolate support T-helper cells, which increase the immune system’s ability to defend against infection. Oats Oats contain a type of fiber called betaglucan, known for its cholesterol-lowering and immune-boosting properties. Betaglucan can help prevent upper respiratory tract infection. So try to have a bowl full of oats for your breakfast or simply grab a bar when you are hungry. Anise and fennel seeds Anise seeds have antibacterial properties that ease coughing and help clear congestion from the upper respiratory tract. Fennel is a natural expectorant and helps clear chest congestion and soothe a persistent cough. These seeds can be eaten raw or roasted, add them to your tea or curries to get a better taste. Almonds Almonds provide the immune-boosting antioxidant vitamin E, which can reduce your chance of catching colds and developing respiratory infections.
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Dr. Nandakishore Dukkipati Dr. Nandakishore Dukkipati (M.D ,DABS, FASMBS) Managing Director, LivLife Hospitals (International Centre of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery) Diplomate - American Board of Surgery Fellowship - Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery Fellowship - Gastro Intestinal & Endocrine Surgery
r. NandakishoreDukkipati a pioneer, an inspiration, an unflinching authority in his designated domain, and paradigm in the field of advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. His genius has transcended through his work in introducing to and helping hundreds, which led him to turn Bariatric Surgery service into a semblance of perfection in the establishment of LivLife Hospitals. Starting his journey into medicine, Dr. Nandakishore acquired his MBBS degree from the prestigious J.S.S. Medical College which is under the aegis of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute. His insatiable quest for knowledge and excellence drove him overseas where he completed his residency in General Surgery at The Brooklyn Hospital Center affiliated to the Cornell University, New York, U.S.A. He later procured a formal fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery from the University Of Texas, Southwestern Dallas, making him the first Indian to do so. He is the first surgeon from the State Of Kentucky to perform a Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS- Cholecystectomy). He adorned the “first cap” yet again in becoming the first South Indian to win the “International Surgeon of Excellence” status.Dr. NandakishoreDukkipatiin an exclusive interview with Poorna Chandra Rao, Correspondent ITCOM Week tells the best practices to prevent and cure obesity. ITCOM WEEK: What are the general causes of obesity? Dr.Nandakishore: The causes of obesity are multiple and complex. It varies from individual to individual based on their genetic factors, behavioural pattern, eating habits, environmental factors, lifestyle and body metabolism. Some endocrine disorders, diseases and medications can also cause weight gain. In children, the main reason for obesity is high calorie food habits and lack of physical activity. These days’ kids hardly get time for sports and other physical activities. Since the calorie consumption is more than they actually burn through physical activities, it leads to obesity in children and 85% percent of children who are obese are likely to be obese as adults.
prevent and reduce obesity? Dr.Nandakishore: One can definitely prevent obesity with a healthy lifestyle. But the lifestyle changes, healthy food consumption and exercise should be lifelong. Not all weight gain and excess weight can be conquered with exercise and diet therapy alone, since obesity is a multi-factorial disease and a lifelongproblem. In certain situations, more than healthy lifestyle may be needed to control Obesity. ITCOM WEEK: Do you think Liposuction, Bariatric and other cosmetic surgeries help in the long run? Dr.Nandakishore: Liposuction is a good process for shaping one’s body but not for weight loss. Bariatric surgery is practiced for reducing overweight and to resolve the other effects of obesity like Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Dyslipidmia etc. And there will not be any side-effects or problems with Liposuction, Bariatric and other cosmetic surgeries if it is done by an experienced professional. ITCOM WEEK: What is the USP of LivLife Hospital? Dr.Nandakishore: Obesity is the mother of all diseases like heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, blood pressure, several types of cancer, osteoarthritis etc..The Bariatric & Metabolic surgeries and a 360 degree care to control obesity and its side effects are the USP of Livlife Hospitals. Our team determines if surgery is right for the individual, and which procedure best suited after analyzing the results of nearly 22 tests that test majority of body systems and psychology of the person. Our programs are focused on addressing obesity as a
complex clinical condition that needs modern treatment protocols, research, and education. Our bariatric team is led by American Board of Surgery-certified surgeons and recognized as an International Centre of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. We have achieved phenomenal results with substantial weight loss in many patients along with resolution of conditions like Diabetes, Hypertension, joint pains etc. In last 24 months, we have helped in reducing collectively more than 50,000 kilos of excess weight in our patients through our comprehensive surgical and non-surgical methods. ITCOM WEEK: How to prevent obesity in Software employees and students? Dr.Nandakishore: It is a well-known fact that the disturbance to sleep-wake cycle affects human metabolism adversely. Human Resource department should follow a regular rotational basis of shifts and not to keep the employees on ‘graveyard shifts’ too long. While it might be easier for HR to practice fixed shifts but in long run, it affects employee’s health and affects the productivity as employees take more leaves with poor health. Employees should avoid snacking on high calorie food and should follow healthy lifestyle and try to do minor exercises every 1-2 hours while sitting on the chair and walk around. In case of childhood obesity, educational institutions can play a major role in prevention by including mandatory sports time and other physical activities in their curriculum. At home, parents should encourage kids to develop healthy eating habits and participate in outdoor sports.
ITCOM WEEK: What are the natural ways to overcome obesity? Dr.Nandakishore: To reduce obesity in the most natural way, three things need to be considered from day one i.e., healthy eating habits, regular exercise and avoiding the sources and activities that could lead to weight gain. A natural balanced low-calorie diet is recommended. One should be vigilant on the intake and consumption of calories and exercise regularly with an aim of losing 1-2 kilos a month. ITCOM WEEK: Do you think a healthy lifestyle can
delicious H t soups Soup is by far one of the most delicious and comforting food. A healthy and rich soup can soothe and relax you when you’re down with cold, cough and fever. With winter around the corner, we list five best soups for you to try out this season. These delicious recipes will keep you warm in the cold weather. Green peas and egg soup Ingredients
Eggs (boiled) 4 Onion 1 Tomato puree ½ cup Garlic 3-4 flakes Ginger 1tsp Green chilies 1tsp Coriander leaves (chopped) 2tbps Salt to taste Red chili powder to taste Turmeric powder 3/4tps Coriander powder 1/2tsp Garam masala 3/4tsp Vegetable oil / ghee 2-3tbsp Green peas 1 cup
Method • • • • • • • • •
Remove the shell of boiled eggs and keep aside. Make a paste of onion, garlic, ginger and green chilies in a mixer. Heat oil in a pan and add onion-garlic paste and fry till golden brown. Add all the spices (salt, turmeric, coriander & chili powder) except garam masala and fry for a minute and add tomato puree. Add a cup of water and cook till it dry. Now add green peas and boiled eggs. Add 1 cup of water and bring to boil and reduce the flame. Simmer for 10 minutes. Garnish pea soup with garam masala and coriander leaves and serve hot with paratha, roti or rice.
Chicken shorba Ingredients:
Boneless Chicken Shredded Chicken Stock Garlic Finely Chopped Cumin Seeds White Flour Butter Oil Salt & White Pepper Fresh cream
100gms 500ml 1tps 1tps 1tbsp 2tsp 1tbsp to taste 1tbsp
Mushroom soup Ingredients: Mushroom Vegetable stock Egg yolks Milk Black pepper Butter or margarine Salt
2cups 2cups 3 1cup 1/2tsp 4tbsp to taste
• Heat the butter in a pan and fry the shredded chicken pieces till tender. • Remove and keep aside. In a pan heat oil and let the cumin seeds splutter. • Add the chopped garlic and sauté for a few seconds. • Add the white flour and fry for 1 min. • Add the chicken, chicken stock, white pepper powder and salt. • Cook on medium level for about 4 minutes while stirring all the time. Stir in the fresh cream just before serving.
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Melt the butter in a pan, add the mushrooms and cook them for 5 minutes, stir constantly. Add Vegetable stock, raise the heat and bring to a boil. Remove the mushroom mixture from the heat. Beat 1/2 cup of hot broth with the egg yolks until the mixture becomes frothy. Gradually pour this mixture into the mushroom mixture, stirring constantly to prevent the mixture from curdling. Return the pan to the heat and add the milk, salt and pepper. Reheat uncovered, stirring constantly, but do not let the soup boil. Serve the mushroom soup hot.
Basil and almond soup Ingredients: Almonds (blanched and minced) Basil leaves (chopped) Water Cinnamon Cloves Salt and pepper Green cardamoms
50grms 10 2cups 1stick 2-3 to taste 2-3
• Boil minced almonds, water, cinnamon, cloves and green cardamom for 10 minutes. • Sieve and add salt, pepper and basil leaves to the liquid. • Boil for 5 minutes.
Thukpa soup (noodle soup) Ingredients: tomato puree 1cup ginger paste 1tsp garlic pastesoup 1tsp Thukpa (noodle soup) noodles (boiled) 1cup Ingredients: salt andpuree pepper to taste 1cup tomato sugar 1tsp ginger paste 1tsp Freshpaste cream 4tsp garlic 1tsp water 3cups noodles (boiled) 1cup salt and pepper to taste Method sugar 1tsp • Add tomato, puree,4tsp ginger-garlic paste, salt, Fresh cream pepper, sugar to water and boil well. water 3cups • When soup is done, add boiled noodles and cream. Method Boilpuree, again for 2-3 minutes. •• Add tomato, ginger-garlic paste, salt, pepper, sugar to water and boil well. • When soup is done, add boiled noodles and cream. • Boil again for 2-3 minutes.
Dr. Lakshmi Devi Raj - A true reviver of Kalamkari
Dr Lakshmi Devi Raj has a multifaceted personality of an entrepreneur, socialite, social worker, costume designer, connoisseur of arts in the city of pearls (Hyderabad), and a reviver of an age old traditional craft ‘Kalamkari’. Mrs Lakshmi Devi Raj, daughter of late Raja Bahadur Dr B S Raj, staff surgeon to Prince and Princess of Berar. She did her Senior Cambridge from Mahbubia Girls School and graduated from Women’s College, Koti. Her interest in social work got her working for Radha Kishen Home (an orphanage). Fundraising for the orphanage was her forte. Apart from organizing cultural programmes, she also conducted ‘Diwali Mela’ at the Lady Hydari Club for two days. Diwali Mela was a huge success. Her passion for theater, music and dance culminated in joining the Natya Ballet Centre, Delhi. She travelled with the troupe as backstage manager. She was nominated on several boardsLepakshi Handicrafts Emporium, Urdu Academy, Andhra Pradesh Tourism Corporation and Audition Committee of All India Radio. In 1972/73 late Dr Mulk Raj Anand brought an exhibition of Kalamkari
bedcovers designed by Ms Nelly Sethna at the Jubilee Hall. In his address he mentioned that he was sad to see a beautiful craft of Andhra Pradesh was dying. He further said, this craft should be promoted and Kalamkari should become a household word. Mrs Lakshmi Devi Raj knew what Kalamkari was, she decided that she will try and do her best to revive the craft. She visited several units in and around Machlipatnam on her own and learnt about the natural dyes and the craft of Kalamkari from late Venkatswamy Naidu, who was a master craftsman and a national awardee. She resigned from the Board of Lepakshi in 1980 and started working on her own. She started designing sarees linen, curtains, table linen, salwar suits and selling them from the house on a small scale. She has designed sarees for Fabindia for some time. She participated in exhibitions held by society collections at Bombay
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(now Mumbai) for three years. She received a prize for her work at Bombay from Mr Amitabh Bacchan, who was the chief guest. Indian classical music and dance have always fascinated her. She has encouraged local artists and organized several shows for them. She started ‘Sham-e-Ghazal’ programme at her residence and continued doing that for almost 10 years. She is a founder member of Surmandal, which has had many famous artists perform since 1971. by D. Ujval kumar History of Kalamkari Kalamkari is a 3000 year old traditional craft of Andhra Pradesh, the Qualam-Kari (Qalam meaning pen and Kari work) originated in Srikalahasti and Machilipatnam. The Srikalahasti style, drawing inspiration from temples and Hindu mythologies, involves graphics using the pen alone. The second has distinct Islamic influence, since the Qutubshahi rulers developed the style. The Islamic form involves work with the pen as well as engraved wooded blocks. She further added that Machilipatnam style had the patronage of the Islamic rulers and catered to a particular religious taste, with the decline of the Muslim rule in the state, their market is dying out and so the artisans, whose only source of income has been the Qalam over generations, have moved on with the changing taste of the market.
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Sweaters are the best way to keep you warm while breaking the monotony of regular dressing, and giving you a classic look.
inter is here and it’s time to heat up your closet with some wooly sweaters. A well-fitted sweater is one of the most flattering garments for men. it can add weight to a skinny physique and streamlines a large figure. Here are a few useful tips to help you pick a sweater which fits you well and make you look stylish. The Classic Crew The traditional shape of this sweater makes it an essential for every wardrobe. You can pick up some dark colors like burgundy, blue or black. Try and layer it to enhance its simple look. Wearing it under a leather jacket or over a collared shirt will add adimension to your dressing. Half-Zip if you are among those who feel suffocated by
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busy, keep the color simple. Always wear them with a solid colored trouser or clean denim to keep the look straightforward. Avoid embellishments to pull off the look gracefully.
Cardigan This is a staple garment you must have in your wardrobe. This versatile piece can be worn on any occasion with little styling. Team it with a pair of dark jeans and a tie on casual Friday and ditch the tie on a night out with friends. You can also pair it with chinos for a laid-back weekend look. Wear it as a jacket over a fitted shirt on a sunny morning.
Sophisticated shawl collar Don’t think this is only reserved for the professorial types. The shawl collar sweater can add a touch of elegance to any look. Since its lightweight, it’s perfect for layering. Unbutton this sweater and show off your colorful shirt or add a scarf for some more texture.
Sweatshirt-in-disguise It’s a sweater with the comfort of a sweatshirt and sophistication of a cardigan. Pick a sweater with a prominent collar or large buttons. These details will distinguish it from the rest of the casual knits. Colourful pattern Patterns look great. Keep a few things in mind while picking up some solid patterns. Pay some attention to colours and designs (don’t go overboard). If the design is
V-Neck sweater You can wear a V-neck sweater with a blazer and jeans, dress it up with a suit, or sport a leather jacket. It’s best for layering and you can pair it with collared shirts or V-neck T-shirts instead. Sweater vest You can always wear them a suit or sports jacket. It compliments your dressing and goes well with your pair of denim and slacks. To get that tailored look, wear it under a blazer or sport coat.
How to stay trendy, yet warm this season
Winter is the time to layer up with coats, socks and beanies, but in a stylish way
t’s the time of the year when temperature dips and you dig out your stack of boring sweaters, beanies and gloves. But if you think these things will only make you look boring then think again as we tell you how to look chic even in layers of warm clothing.
a light sweater and team it up with printed scarves to make the look work for you. Guys, try buying a couple of retrochic sweaters which are different from the usual sweater or jacket. You can pair them with quilted jacket and right accessories to complete your look.
Love the layers Leather jackets, fluted skirts, tartan fabrics, grunge, and oversized coats are making news in the fashion blocks. Layering up is the mantra this season. Girls can make a beeline for warm, snuggly hats and oversized knits, or layer a nice chic blazer over
The grunge look One of sought after looks this year is the grunge look. You can easily put together this look by pairing a leather studded jacket with a white bohemian styled dress and a pair of boots. You can buy an oversized shirts and jackets with studs and miscellaneous
badges on it; add a pair of geeky glasses to look trendy this year. All-time favorite few things never go out of fashion, over-sized sweaters, boyfriend jeans, blazers paired with statement jewellery works perfectly every time. Invest in a coat that is cut to suit you and fits well to pair it up with sweaters and t-shirts. One for all Stretching your casual look into the evening is fun and easy. All you have to do is pair an all-white sweater with slim fit jeans and a pair of comfy flats
for the morning, and change the look into a party type by adding studded flats and accessories. You can also team up a simple knee length dress with a leather jacket for a versatile look. Just to complete the look, wear canvas shoes during the day and a pair of heels at night. For the guys who don’t like changing outfits twice a day and head to party directly can opt for an edgy grey on grey look, and if you can carry it off, deep wine colored apparels are the hottest trends this season and could work well for a late-night party.
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Mar 21-April 19
This month will be better in all ways and means. Professionally things would be better, and you will much relieved than earlier months. Financially this month will give good support. You will have romantic thoughts and some long journeys may take place during the month. You should put control on your thoughts and behavior as there may be a chance of getting impulsive or frustrated.
Taurus April 20-May 20
Stress and strain will be mounting and you will become a little bit frustrated. Many of you will deal with uneasiness at work and will feel like leaving the job. Fluctuating finance may create new problems, better to avoid unnecessary purchasing. You may have company of opposite sex, who may give good support and guidance.
Gemini May 21- June 21
Your fluctuating thoughts may change good things to bad. You may face some obstacles in personal and professional front. Your over confidence will put you in to trouble. You will have increase in your income, but, it would be better to control your expenditures. You will have clashes with your relatives and close ones.
June 22-July 22
Most of your plans in the professional life will face obstacles. Your health, family and social life is going to be average. This month you may have more expenses. You will be in energetic and simultaneously you may face some stressful situations. You can have good social status and favorable time in attending social get-together.
Leo July 23-Aug 22
You will have good money inflows; increase of income is an additional advantage. Professionally things will take new shape and everything will be turning out in your favor. Health wise things are fine while family and social life are going to be slightly hectic. You will have good number of trips and that too are profitable financially.
Virgo Aug 23-Sep 22
Professionally and financially this is going to be a hard-hitting month. Family and personal relations will be average, and health wise things are going to be under control. You will find expenditure great than income. Be careful with personal belongings, money and property, since there are chances of theft or natural disaster.
Sep 23-Oct 22
There will be some unexpected health issues. You have to monitor on expenses this month. Efficiency in professional front may put you strong acquiring new positions or employments opportunity will give happiness. Legal matters may be a cause of additional worry to you. There may be health problems to you and your family members.
Oct 23-Nov 21
Professionally things will be fine. Financially things will be under control and you will manage it properly. Health wise things are fine and family and personal life are going to be average. Most of the things will get pending or postponed unwontedly. Unexpected expenses will crop up and it will be difficult for you to manage.
Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21
Financially things will improve much faster than expected. Family and personal life will be average but health wise things will be bad. Gains through your close and dearest friends are indicated. You will have good number of personal and professional trips and that gives financial profits. You may get honours and some financial benefits.
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Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 19
The uncertainties in the professional front will continue. Your frustrations may make you restless and tempt you to take drastic steps in life. Your relationships with others are likely to go undergo a change. Responsibilities and work pressure in profession will increase steadily, get ready to handle them. Financially this month is not much well.
Jan 20-Feb 18
You may face stressful situations in personal life. Miscommunications may give wrong feedback on your behavior and thoughts. Your friends may helpful to you. There is always one or the other problems may arise at times these become violent and volatile. Under any circumstances you should not lose patience.
Pisces Feb 19-Mar 20
Health wise minor issues are indicated though may not go beyond control. Mostly it effect directly on personal and indirectly on official fronts. Donâ€™t believe others too much, which will put you in problems. You should avoid stress. You may have improvement in work slowly; there would be domination of enemies on you.
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Dark Side of the Horse | by Samson
Calvin and Hobbes | by Bill Watterson
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military training (7,6)
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3 Mostly hostile states (5)
11 Over time does, for example, hold back (5)
4 Had close relationships with ladies I mistreated
12 Contrasts seen in fine art works (5)
13 Silly dons spar about nothing — they’re used to
5 Naval cutter in dock joined by young woman (7)
cut and thrust (9)
6 Deceptive and unorthodox kind of service (9)
14 Frightened a learner with a gun, say (7)
7 Fight in nocturnal creature’s home over nothing
16 Some split hairs to modernise this Asian
8 Without a vote, is candid and fresh, unusually so
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Not so (7)
9 Disputed editors cutting things like this,
20 Leads astray spies holding foreign nobleman (7)
occurring four times here (7,6)
21 Thereby extracted from clips of actors (4,5)
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23 Article from Spanish city that was historically
used in fighting (5)
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24 Fencers use them to ensure most of enclosure
gets put back (5)
19 Yield small volume you aim, ultimately, to store
25 Fruit tree in a French garden area not explored
in reserve (7)
in depth (9)
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biologically related (5,8)
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-by Avijit Ghosh Avijit Ghosh’s 40 Retakes takes a second look at 40 Hindi film classics which we should have watched more like Footpath (1953), Chandra Shekhar’s Cha ChaCha (1964), Gaddar (1973), Sehar (2005), Antardwand (2010) and more. The book talks about 40 such compelling Hindi movies that have been largely forgotten and the reasons ranging from poor promotion, poor timing, poor luck and poor box-office clout, these excellent films did not become huge hits. They did not become cult classics but had the potential. He tells us why he believes they deserved better – plot, performances and the hidden nuggets. He also tells us lots of inside dope, culled from interviews with stars, directors, technicians.
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Food and Drink Rajastani & Gujarati Food Festival@ Spice Garden, Sarojini Devi Road
Dim-Sum Food Festival@ Holy Basil, Banjara Hills
Till Monday, 10th February, 2014 Usher in the Year of the horse with us at Holy Basil where our chefs have created a delectable menu featuring mouthwatering dim-sums from across china. Contact details: 04067331133
Dim Sum and More@ The Park Hotel, Somajiguda
Till Sunday, 9th February, 2014 It will be tastefully decorated with artycrafts specially brought from Rajastan & Gujarat. The menu will accommodate specialties like Dal Bati Churma, Missi Roti, Ker Kaju Kismis, Gatte Ka Saag, Surti Dal, Undhyu, Kadam Bhat to name a few for both lunch & dinner buffet. Contact details: 04066677888
Till Monday, 10th February, 2014 Calling all food-lovers to indulge in some of the best dim sum preparations you will ever find in Hyderabad. Dig into the assortment of veg and non veg delights crafted by our Chef specially for this food festival. Treat yourself to these wonderful little delights that will leave you craving for more! Contact details: 04023456789
Friday, 14th February, 2014 Under the shimmering moonlight, by the poolside...this Valentine’s Day treat yourself and your loved one with a romatic getaway at the Golkonda Resorts. Enhancing this heavenly experience, the candlelight dinner amidst melodious numbers creates a pleasing environ that slowlu get into a dancing groove. Contact details: 04030696969 / 04021493000
Chinese New Year Celebration@ Mainland China, Begumpet Till Monday, 10th February, 2014 To celebrate the Chinese New Year,
Barbecue Nights Under The Stars@ Chill Restaurant & Terrace, Banjara Hills
Surprise your Valentine@ The Golkonda Hotel, Masab Tank
Chinese New Year@ Golden Dragon, Banjara Hills
Till Sunday, 9th February, 2014 Gung Hay Fat Choy! Best wishes and Congratulations. Have a prosperous and good year! Celebrate the Year of the Horse and savour traditional secret delicacies specially created by Master Chef Hung Fong Ng for the auspicious and joyous occasion. A delectable way to start the New Year! Contact details: 9246152067
Sunday, 16th February, 2014 Enjoy a relaxed evening with beer and lip-smacking barbecue with the best company of your friends and family. Contact details: 040-67331133
Mainland China, the largest standalone fine dining chain of Chinese cuisine, kicks off the festivities in style with a spread of exotic delicacies and flavours from legendary Chinese feasts, conjured up by chefs from China. Ring in the Year of the Horse with imperial dishes like Shanghai Lamb, braised vegetables with cinnamon, Mandarin chili prawns, teriyaki fried rice, Hunan style pickled ginger noodles, double cooked lamb with five spice, and others. You can also win gifts and surprises hidden in Fortune Pots! Contact details: 04030431245
Nightlife and Parties Vintage Mondays@ 10 Downing Street, Begumpet
EDM Night@ Kismet, Somajiguda Thursday, 6th February, 2014, 8:30 PM onwards
Thursday Thunder beckons you at Kismet, The Park Hyderabad tonight! Join in for a night of EDM and progressive Music with DJ Naveen. Come over and turn your average Thursday night into something memorable. What more could one ask for on a Thursday Night? Contact details: 9581470614 / 9703129704
Ladies Night@ Shamrock The Irish Bar, Hitech City Saturday, 8th February, 2014, 8:00 PM Onwards
Happy Vintage Monday! Avail a discount equal to your age on the entire liquor menu for people who are above 40 -60 years of age! Contact details: 66629323 / 9866000078
Fun filled Saturday Night with Zervan and Varoon at Via Milano- the best Italian Restaurant in town. Food, wine & songs you love! Contact details: 04064555544
Party Zone@ Bottles ‘n’ Chimney, Begumpet Saturday, 8th February, 2014, 8:00 PM Onwards
Save the date, Hyderabad! They got DJ Piyush Bajaj taking over the massive stage at Movida on Saturday, and they promise you a night of complete madness! Contact details: 04049111133
Midweek Madness@ 10 Downing Street, Begumpet Wednesday, 5th February, 2014, 8:00 PM onwards
Saturday Night Live@ Via Milano, Jubilee Hills Saturday, 8th February, 2014, 7:00 PM Onwards
Saturday Night Fever@ Firangi Paani, Banjara Hills Saturday, 8th February, 2014, 8:30 PM Onwards Party the night away and burn the dance floor with your moves as DJ Shafi will set the mood with tech house & commercial mixes back to back. There is no way you can avoid this party if you are a music lover. Contact details: 8466995913
Club Nights with DJ Piyush@ Movida Lounge and Bar, Banjara Hills Saturday, 8th February, 2014, 9:00 PM Onwards
Monday, 3rd February, 2014, 8:00 PM onwards
Its time for the Midweek madness to bring the house down at 10 Downing Street. Ladies Will be Pampered! Enjoy the evening with resident DJ’s Preet & Rahul. Contact details: 04066629323
drink like a fish and dance as if there is no 2morrow then the place to be is Shamrock cos its ladies nite with free drinks flowing in for the ladies. Not just that to get the pace going we have DJ SRINI (Vertical Pandava’s ) taking you into a world of music where you don’t want to miss waste a single min when you there. Contact details: 8886989333
Saturday Night Ladies Night Shamrock - The Irish Bar Rafaelita Deejay Srini spinning the best of commercial music!!! Friends it’s this day of the week where you want to let your guard down and
Live Vibe@ News cafe, Madhapur Saturday, 8th February, 2014, 8:00 PM Onwards News Cafe present Live Vibe with DJ Indy will tune EMD & Commercial music. Contact details: 04040101234
Get ready for a Party Zone with Amit Saxena. So party the night away and burn the dance floor with your cool moves only at Bottles ‘n’ Chimney. Contact details: 9985870000
Art, culture and more Live Concert By Christophe Chassol@ The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet
his new show ‘Indiamore’, Chassol pays a breathtaking tribute to the unrevealed melodies of India. Contact details: 04027761546
HWMF Community Singing@ La Makaan, Banjara Hills
Wednesday, 5th February, 2014, 7:00 PM Onwards Enjoy Christophe Chassol’s live performance. He is a pianist, composer, arranger and musical director. His compositions articulate voice, music, sounds and images in a very innovative way, with the concept of ‘harmonizing of the real’ at the heart of his approach. In
Sunday, 9th February, 2014, 4:00 PM Onwards Singing for everybody: The motivation is simply to feel each others’ energy and understand what it is like to sing with a room full of people. It is expected that participants have a basic interest in learning songs from all over the world in different languages and historical contexts! For this reason, we have set the minimum age to 12 years. The songs come from a variety of sources such as: Sea shanties from sailors, Folk songs from folk poets of India, Simplified classical songs / poems, Folk poems from around the world, Round Songs. Contact details: 9642731329
Biryani Aur Haleem@ La Makaan, Banjara Hills
Wednesday, 19th February, 2014, 8:00 PM
Onwards An Urdu translation & adaptation of Hugh Chesterman’s, ‘The Pie & The Tart’. The play traces the bylanes of Hyderabad as traversed by 2 beggars, Salim & Javed who write their own scripts of beggary and trickery to feed their appetites on a daily basis. On a particularly hungry day they
come across the indefatigable Ismile bhai, who whips up delicacies which are almost as spicy as the language he speaks and his formidable wife, Pasha Bi. Salim-Javed decide to redirect the Biryani that Ismile bhai has cooked for the local nawab,
so they can gobble it up instead. Watch Biryani aur Haleem to see if their ‘pilaan’ works. Contact details: 9642731329
Hyderabad Music Fest@ Keyes Girls High School, Regimental Bazaar Saturday, 22nd February, 2014, 12:00 PM Onwards
Arya Musica presents Hyderabad Music Fest (band & solos) and Aasma Taley.. good tomes audio launch. All the aspiring musicians and die hard music lovers are invited. Contact details: 9030812621
Workshops and exhibitions Spiritual Symbols Photography Exhibition@ Truffles Bar & Cafe, Jubilee Hills
Sunday, 9th February, 2014, 7:00 PM 11:00 PM Spiritual Symbols are a collection of photographs that tells the story of Photographer Amita Talwar’s journey through Banares, Mahabalipuram,
Uttranchal, Nepal and Dharamsala, the current home of the Dalai Lama. The beauty of Goddess Durga, the ferociousness of Kali, the boats on the ghats in Banares or Nandi- the Bull, the vehicle of lord Shiva have all been captured by her camera to tell a story of India’s sacred symbols. Amita believes that Art and Charity works hand in hand, which led her to start ‘ Art for
Causes’. Art For Causes is an initiative wherein Art and Photography come together for Charity. Contact details: 04023550105
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Still Alive@ Icon Art Gallery, Banjara Hills
Thursday, 6th February, 2014, 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM Enjoy the beautiful Still Alive paintings by Prangopal Ghosh.
Sunday Special Brunch of the month Amara, Hitech City Till Sunday, 23rd February, 2014, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Zafraan Exotica, Banjara Hills
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Till Sunday, 23rd February, 2014, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
This Sunday, let your hair down at the scrumptious brunch prepared specially for you and your family. Dig into an array of mouth-watering Indian and Chinese starters and main courses. Enjoy the all time favorite tandoori items from live counters, all this while sipping on your favorite drinks. End your Sunday afternoon with a selection of some
delectable desserts. Contact details: 04065585500
Barbeque Nation, Banjara Hills Till Sunday, 23rd February, 2014, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gorge on a delicious spread for Sunday brunch. Choose from a variety of vegetarian and non vegetarian starters. Enjoy various preparations of chicken, fish, prawns, mutton and relish flavorsome tikkas. Dig into the deliciously prepared mushroom, grilled vegetables, spicy potatoes and gorge on biryanis. Indulge you sweet tooth with an array of Indian and Continental desserts. Contact details: 936166695 Sigree, Begumpet Till Sunday, 23rd February, 2014, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM A delicious brunch awaits you and your family and friends. From prawns, fish, chicken and mutton to potatoes, baby corn and paneer preparations, the starters will set the mood for the rest of the meal. For the main course enjoy four vegetarian and four non-vegetarian curries, biryanis and seven varieties of salads. End your Sunday on a sweet note with ice creams, seasonal fruits, malpau, gulaab jamun, pastries, custards and more. Contact details: 04030431240/41/42/43
Via Milano, Jubilee Hills Till Sunday, 23rd February, 2014, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Enjoy the Lavish spread of Antipasti, Cold Cuts, Cheese, Salads, Live Stations, Main Course, Decadent Desserts and more. Live performance by Loki and Reuben. Contact details: 04064555544
Basil - A Veg Affair, Banjara Hills
Till Sunday, 23rd February, 2014, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Basil brings to you the Sunday Brunch Buffet. Enjoy your brunch with large varieties of mouth-watering delicacies. Contact details: 9989923763/ 9989928763
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Charminar Built in 1591CE is a monument and mosque located
in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized Structures of India. Timing: All days of the week except Mon 9.30A.M to 5.00P.M. Nehru Zoological Park: Located near Mir Alam Tank in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India It is one of the most visited destination in Hyderabad.zoo hour vary by seasons, and the zoo is called on Mondays. Timing: April to June 8.00A.M to 5.30 P.M July to March 8.30A.M to 5.00P.M. Salar Jung Museum : An Art Museum located at Darushifa on the southern bank of the Musi river in the city oh Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is one of the three National Museums of India. Timings: From 10.00A.M -5.00 PM Lumbini Park : A Small Public Park adjacent to Hussain sagar since it is geographically located in the centre of the city and is in close proximity to other tourist attractions, Such as Birla Mandir and Necklace Road , It attract many visitors throughout the year. Constructed in 1994, the park is presently being maintained by the Buddha Purnima Project Authority that Function under the directives of the government of Andhra Pradesh Timings: All days of the week excepts Mondays 9.00AM to 9.00PM Qutub Shahi Tombs: The tombs of the seven Qutub Shahi rulers in the Ibrahim Bagh are located close to the famous Golkonda Fort The Galleries of the smaller tombs are of a single storey while the larger ones are two storied. In the centre of each tomb is a sarcophagus which overlies the actual burial vault in a crypt below. The domes were originally overlaid with blue and green tiles, of which only a few pieces now remain. Timing: All days of the week except Fridays 9.30 A.M-4.30 P.M. Ramoji Flim City : It is situated near Hayathnagar & is the largest integrated film city in the world. It is also a popular tourism and recreation centre, containing both natural and artificial attractions including an amusement park. The Outer Ring Road Phase 2 has acquired lands at the entrance and is set to intersect the city. Timing: All days of the week 9.30 A.M -5.30PM. Shilparamam : The crafts village located in Madhapur, The village was conceived with an idea to create an environment for the preservation of traditional crafts. There are ethnic festivals round the year. The lush and serene environment of Shilparamam is sculpted with woodwork, jewellery, cloths and local crafts of each region of the country. Showcasing a plethora of artistic ethos, Shilparamam is set amidst gardens, cascading waterfalls and natural rock heights. Timings : 10:30 am to 8:30 pm Chowmahallat Palace : This is a palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad state. It was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty and was the official residence of the Nizams of Hyderabad while they ruled the state. The palace remains the property of Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah, heir of the Nizams. All ceremonial functions including the accession of the Nizams and receptions for the Governor-General were held at this palace. Timings All days of the week except Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
NTR Gardens : NTR Gardens is a small, but popular, public park adjac to Hussain Sagar lake, Constructed in several phases since 1999, the area that is predominantly a park is geographically located in the centre of the city, and is close to other tourist attractions such as Birla Mandir, Necklace Road and Lumbini Park. It is presently being maintained by the Buddha Purnima Project Authority that functions under the directives of the Government of Andhra Pradesh Timings All days of the week 2:30 PM - 10:00 PM (Tickets Issue Timings 2:30 PM - 8:30 P.M.) Jalavihar: is an waterpark located beside Sanjeevaiah Park and along the Hussain Sagar lake, the park was inaugurated on 20 May 2007. Timings : Thursday 9:30 am â€“ 7:00 pm Birla Mandir: A Hindu temple, built on a 280 feet (85 m) high hillock called Naubath Pahad. The construction took 10 years and was consecrated in 1976 by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission. The temple was constructed by Birla Foundation, which has also constructed several similar temples across India, all of which are known as Birla Mandir. Timings : All days of the week : 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 9:00 PM Snow World is an amusement park located beside Indira Park and along the Hussain Sagar lake , the indoor area filled with plenty of Snow which is produced using state of the art technology. Timings: All days of the week 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM visit duration 1 to 2 hours For timings contact on 040 - 6599 0167 Mecca Masjid: One of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India And it is one of the largest Mosques in India Mecca Masjid is a listed heritage building in the old city of Hyderabad close to the historic landmarks of Chowmahalla Palace, Laad Bazaar, and Charminar. Timings: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Open all days) Chilkur Balaji Temple: Popularly known as Visa Balaji Temple or Visa God is an ancient Hindu temple of Lord Balaji on the banks of Osman Sagar Lake near Hyderabad, India. It is 17 km from Mehedipatnam. It is one of the oldest temples in Hyderabad built during the time of Madanna and Akkanna, the uncles of Bhakta Ramadas. This temple does not accept any money, does not have a hundi, from the devotees Timings: Timings: All days of the week 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Osman Sagar: Known as Gandipet, is an artificial lake in the Indian city of Hyderabad Osman sagar was created by damming the Musi River in 1920, for providing drinking water source for Hyderabad, and also saving the city from floods, after the Great Musi Flood of 1908. It was during the reign of The Last Nizam of Hyderabad, Osman Ali Khan, Hence the name. Timing: Mon - Sun 08:9.30 AM TO 5.00 PM. Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park : KBR National Park located in Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad, AP, India. The park has an approximate area of 390-acre (1.6 km2). The park also houses the famous Chiran Palace, a 24-acre (0.097 km2) palace complex . Timing: 5:30 or 6 to 10 am and 4 or 4:30 to 6 pm
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