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Editorial Volume 1

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n the last edition we discussed how marriages are wrecked online. This edition is themed as ‘Relationship Special’ and focusses on the rising culture of dating in Hyderabad. It also dwells into various other aspects of relationship. Dating which has not only dealt a severe blow to the age old institution of arranged marriage but has surfaced with many ramifications. Today dating is not merely restricted to getting married. There are some involved in a no commitment prolonged affair, to those more intense ones engaged in live-in relationships, while there are other desperate souls on the look out for a sexual one night stand, to those ready to settle for a lustful fling over a drink at a night club, the dating duos have set Hyderabad on fire with their bold escapades. We bring you an analysis on the issue and attempt to explore its fall out on the tradition of arranged marriage. And as truly observed in the story while dating has emerged as a preferred option amongst the city youth. Eventually marriages are made in heaven. Dating or arranged marriage, the paths may vary, but ultimately they both lead to the attainment of true love. The other related stories on dating and relationship lend you a soft cushion to stand out in the crowd when you are in a pensive mood. The underlying concern while planning the theme of ‘Relationship’ has been that today the mainstay of our success in life be it as a child in the family or as a grown up adult in this cut throat world revolves around the relationship that we share with our friends, neighbours and professional acquaintances. And above all the bonding that we share with our better half motivates us to push ourselves a little harder to attain our goal and achieve success. This issue also focuses on summer fashion and brings you a panoramic view of the fashion splurge that hit the city this May. There is an interesting dose of movie masala for the film buffs. Jacqueline Fernandez’s interview who has stepped into Mallika Sherawat’s shoes and exposes like her in the ‘Murder’ sequel will interest the film goers. And among other things an exclusive report on the scintillating Epicurus Hospitality Awards that became the talk of the town among the hoteliers. Moreover, we co-hosted the evening in the role of magazine partner for the event. There is also a beautiful story on the forgotten Horsley Hills to give you some respite from the soaring levels of mercury this summer. All in all the month was an eventful one for the city and our magazine too. Please do send in your feed back on this edition of the magazine.

Issue: 9 June, 2011

Publisher & Editor Bhavani pramod kumar Executive Editor Jydip Mukherji Associate Editor V S Venkatesan our feature writers Sshupriti Papa Rao AK Verma Director (Marketing) Veman Kumar Kasha Marketing Manager Mansoor Ali Baig P Lakshmi Neelima Marketing & sales Robert Franklin Jiyamul SK Goddavula Prabhakar muneer pasha Muni Babu Zaheer Abbas layout & Designing Mokkarala Raviteja Syed Ahmed Hussaini Administration Sada Lakshmi Yadav Web Designer Thirupati Botla photographer Sanjay Chary

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relationship times Dating fever grips Hyderabad .........................7 to11 Reading body language........................................12 Find Your Dream Date...........................................13 Do you know what love is?....................................14 people in news Prince William & Kate Middleton...........................15 Health TImes Health benefits of active Sex life .................16 to 17

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movie times Is Jacqueline shedding more clothes ..........18 to 19 chatpat times Age matters between legs: Amar ‘Bipasha’.............................................20 to 21 fashion times spectacular Beauty Pageant mesmerises all ............................................22 to 23 Power Dressing ...........................................24 to 25 A treat for the fashion conscious..................26 to 27

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travel times Chill out at Ooty of Andhra..........................34 to 35 Tourist hot spots.........................................36 to 37

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horoscope times Monthly Forecast.........................................38 to 39 metro gallery Times Check out your nearest hotel, jewellery, tour operators, medical services etc...........41 to 45

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Dating fever grips Hyderabad D

ating is definitely the hip new way to fall in love all over the world and dating services are fast picking up globally. Hyderabad too is under the grip of a dating fever. Youngsters around are keen to date while they fall in love to look for their soul mates. Having dealt a severe blow to the age old tradition of arranged marriage, the smitten ones are all out to explore each other’s partner before deciding to formally solemnise their union. Romance is in the air. Weary of the soaring levels of mercury, the love-struck, bewitched in mutual admiration can be seen hand in hand, painting the city topography. Shameerpet Deer Park, Shameerpet lake, Krishnakanth park at Yosufguda, Taj Banjara open lake side sitting, and Secret lake (Durgamchervu) are some of the discreet, adoring haunts for them. On the other hand park down Masab tank, Chacha Nehru Park, Sanjeeviah Park, Indira Park, Tank Bund, Necklace road, Safilguda lake besides a host of malls, theatres, restaurants, the night pubs and clubs are the busier hangouts being flocked and fluttered by these passionate love birds. While getting into the act of looking for a suitable match although arranged marriage has been the prevalent method of getting married since time immemorial. And our society frowns upon free mixing and dating. But now arranged marriages are passé and dating is in vogue in the metropolises of India. And why should our own Hyderabad be left behind ? The City of Charminar and Pearls known for its bustling bazaars and the rich, traditional Nizam Culture has decided to lay curtains to its age old Andaz of Parda and Lihaz. The western bravado of initiating casual relationships and their fondness for nurturing infinite intimacy between the duo of opposite sexes has hurled its projectile into the bastion of Hyderabadi conservatism. Aptly have the youngsters blown the siren of change in line with the rapidly transforming social dynamics. “For one, they have seen their older sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles and their own parents marriages and have come to one valid conclusion – compatibility through an ar-

Dating the hip new wa y to fall in love ha severe blow to s dealt a the tradition of arranged m arriage in the city. With and the lingui cultural stic borders getting blurred , The youngsters hav e blown the siren of chang e, finds Jydip Mukher ji ranged marriage is not guaranteed. Looking for an ideal mate, dating them for a while, falling in love and then getting married is a better option. People nowadays are looking for someone who is empathetic to others and along with whom they could strike a natural tuning of hearts,” reasons out Shivaranjani Gudipati, director of Centre for Social Studies. Ever since the world has shrunk into a global village, everything has become so close and we get to know all that is

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happening in other parts of the world within no time. This jet age has shortened distances for someone to travel from one place to another in a mater of few hours. Moving out to a new place to study or in pursuit of work is not a big deal these days. Teenagers first fly to overseas to pursue their professional aspirations rather than staying back here to pursue a career as a medico or an engineer. And when you are traveling to so many places you end up spending part of your lives there. Gradually their unconscious adoption to the new taste leads them to start imbibing the cultural values of that place. One does not realise when his or her taste buds change from Idly Sambar to Pizza. In today’s scenario convenience tends to replace the importance given to culture and one chooses to date someone who best fits that situation. The bottom line is that the cultural and the linguistic borders are getting blurred. With increasing ability to travel, relocate, and communicate with the foreign world, Hyderabadi boys and girls have seen the birth of this new option of dating for finding the right partner, and an end to one-size-fits-all rules as in arranged marriages. Manisha (37), a soft skills trainer, describes current mating trends as a transitioning phase. She says, “Now it’s very hard to stereotype. Depending on their locale, education level, and peer community, families may eschew traditional methods in favor of a more Western approach. For some, dating is becoming an acceptable option. A desirable woman may have her own career, or excel at the home arts. Today’s Telugu culture lads and lasses, familiar with diverse urban areas are becoming amenable to the non-traditional practice of dating.” Manisha has been dating Santosh, a manager with Standard Chartered Bank for the last two years and they both plan to get married soon. Santosh quips, “As for me, if I had not loved Manisha, I would not have decided to get married to her. No matter metro

how so ever my people might have pressurised me to get married to someone that we would have arrived at through the formal process of arranged match making. I would rather date, love and marry a babe from a bad family, than marry some total stranger because she fits the bill.” He quips further, “That is condemning yourself to a life without love and that kinda life is not worth living. Yeahe… Atleast I am not cut out for it, certainly not!” The internet has contributed in a big way in the rise of relationships through online liaison and dating. websites have mushroomed having replaced the traditional matchmaker in Indian arranged marriages. Websites such as shadi.com and bharat matrimony offer innovative services, free personality profile and other such encouraging incentives to meet your match online. They boast of many millions of clients and are a big hit with young people who want to influence how their marriage partners are chosen. Besides other forms of electronic communication such as e-mail and social networking sites have further facilitated this dating culture that is starting to have a significant ef-

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fect on the ways in which people find their love. Moreover the massive proliferation of fast broadband connectivity has also encouraged many to take the net route to date. While in the case of traditional arranged marriage an introduction by the parents is not such an unsavory preposition as projected at times by some.…eligible bachelors from a similar background are shortlisted and a meeting arranged. There is an indirect peer pressure one is subjected to get married to a particular person in such marriages. A hundred years ago, the concept of dating didn’t exist. Only a moron would refuse assistance from family. Generally parents looked for someone from a similar background, and someone who was ‘suited’ in looks to their son or daughter. There has been a catharsis of thoughts among prospective parents too who are on the look out for a suitable match for their children. Parents hope their children will find mates with similar social standing and expect their children to involve themselves in the process. Col Veer Vijay Singh father of Deepika, a biotechnologist sipping his tea in the cozy settings of his living room in Secunderabad Cant says, “ My daughter soon understood that if Rishi did not invite her home (to meet his family) you knew something was wrong…

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there was something to hide.” But Deeepika had no such problem with her future husband, whom she had been dating for three years and eventually they got married last year. Deepika describes that “in our case we had dates involving our family members too from both sides towards the end of our courtship. It eventually turned out to love cum arranged with the mutual consensus of the two families.” “It’s like once you’re married to your husband, you’re married to his family,” Malini, mother of Deepika and a school principal adds. In more conservative families, the girls and boys accept their parents’ choice and they do not get much of an opportunity to get to know their future partner – but this is usually not out of coercion, but because they trust their parents’ judgment and or are too shy to go out on their own unless they are married. Earlier, the chances of boys and girls from the same community getting along well were very high. Today, girls and boys have developed a strong identity of their own, an identity very distinct from their parents and their community stereotypes, and therefore they need a partner who understands this. And it doesn’t matter which community he or she belongs to. Therefore an arranged match, where families try to ensure that the families of the couple also match, becomes allimportant. Unfortunately it can become far too important…that is why a lot of youngsters today are seeking their own partners, by dating. An arranged marriage amongst Hindu families involves parents seeking suitable matches for their children based on a number of different criteria. Both families should be from the same caste, a traditional social status linked to metro

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the Hindu religion. The caste would also indicate a common language and geographic origin. Parents or relatives could begin the hunt by putting the word out to their circle of friends (within the caste) that they are on the look out for. A young man’s level of education and financial status gives him value while a woman’s beauty (notably her skin tone) and intact virginity are of primary importance. In addition, the prospective couple should possess compatible astrological forecasts and pleasant dispositions. Photos and phone calls would be exchanged between families until everyone (including the bride and groom) accepted the match.

Although some couples get time to know each other in arranged marriages, others don’t. But more often than not, the chemistry exists. That is the important point. Doesn’t something similar happen in a love match too where the couple has undergone through a phase of dating? Two people instantly hit it off and the chemistry between them encourages them to meet again. True, they might not have marriage on their minds. But they can fall deeper in love, and that is because the chemistry exists in the first place. In an arranged match, the fact that background checks have been done by families protects the couple from the insecurity of being duped. The duping can still happen, but it can happen in a love match too.

an opportunity to know each other, getting a routine going, and saving some money before our marriage scheduled for the coming December. It has helped us to decide whether we would like to spend the rest of our lives together. I mean it’s a lot better to try on a pair of jeans before buying them, ya dont want to get it exchanged. Right?! While there might be others who may not get into the commitment of marriage as they come to terms with reality that they don’t like each other so well, may have habits that can’t be tolerated, or may get so uncomfortable living together,” says Aditi. It purely depends on every couple.

before tying the nuptial knot. Eventually as the saying goes ‘marriages are made in heaven’. Dating or arranged marriage none can avert the inevitable. Their paths may vary. But ultimately they both lead to one goal, the attainment of true love.

to d e c u d Where as youngare re fe of sters now move te i a l around more i d s a e n often for work ing mm ma i v u i l h s ’ e s n and study, o A e ay h d t m o o t s r distancing f e p themselves rochi ng values nging tim d c i m from friends a an ibi cha b g h m n t i i and famI k w e ce. ma n n i ily members l e h i c n t n i e a a m and loose out gs n f conv n e i o k d a n m t this privilege of surrou ional syste rriage has ating matchmaking the traditional way. So, whether a couple’s tradit anged ma hands of d Similar is the case of meeting is arranged by famAditi and Manish who ily or friends, or whether they arr he t r i n e i h both hail from north of Inmeet on their own…the reality t g n r i o t f a e dia and work for Tata Consulis that they meet, love each other b to look mate. and in most cases get married. And tancy Services. “Some people can live together and really benefit from it. while dating has emerged as a presoul Dating Manish for the last one year has given me ferred option amongst the city youth

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Has the Cupid’s arrow hit the target? Action Speaks louder than words. Relationship Times helps identify all those signals indicative of the person’s liking for you.

Reading Body Language

Sure they say they are having a good time but what is their body saying. Here are a few body moves that speak for themselves:

She Likes You If: lWhen sitting she faces or points in your direction with her foot, leg, knee or entire body. l When standing she turns her entire body towards you or at least her feet. l She looks at you over her shoulder that is pointed in your direction. l She leans in towards you. l She moves her foot in and out of her shoe. l She exposes inside of her wrists, palms or arm to you. l She plays with her hair, clothing or object in reaction to something you said or did. Such as paying her a com plement or making eye contact with her. l She smiles at you while you are talking or she laughs at your clever comments. l She stands with legs slightly wider apart than usual. l Her cheeks flush, nostrils flair and pupils dilate.

She’d Rather Be Washing Her Hair If: l She sits/stands with arms crossed or folded. l She crosses her legs and turns them away from you. l She rolls her eyes when you speak. lShe leans away from you. metro

He Likes You If: l He runs his hands through his hair. l He makes lots of eye contact. l He sits with his legs open. l He sucks in his gut while standing. l He moves closer to you. l He makes excuses to touch you. l His pupils dilate. l He starts to move in sync with you. Such as taking a bite or drink at same time you do or reaches for an object at the same time you do.

He’d Rather Be Fishing If: l He fidgets (plays with pen, keys, or items on table). l He crosses or folds his arms. l He doesn’t make eye contact when speaking to you (as if looking for the exit).

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Find Your Dream Date Asking someone out is always the hardest. Here are some tips from Relationship Times to come across your date . step. If you’re not sure but are ready to find out, go for it!

The first step to getting a date :

Easy Does It:

Make a casual acquaintance first. Get to know the person a bit before you ask them out. They will be more comfortable and you may save yourself time and money.

Hi Again: Find a way to see the person again, without being too forward. If they seem interested or happy to see you again, move on to the next

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Take The Plunge:

Ask them out on a casual date such as coffee or lunch. Have a place, day and time in mind before you ask them. This way you are prepared and don’t have to stumble when they say yes. Remember to be flexible if the day, time or place is not convenient for them.

If They Say No: Be polite.

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to play a dating game of sorts. They may have a rule to never say yes the first time they are asked. If you’re getting all the right signals but they say no to your first offer, try them again at a later time.

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operative credit societies and marketing societies. Sells consumer daily needs like rice, wheat, cereals at less than M.R.P. prices.  Supplies goods to Government Departments like Social Welfare Department, Tribal Welfare Department, Backwards classes Welfare Department at lower prices.  During Deepavali festival procures crackers from famous companies like Standard fire works and sells at lower prices. Turnover for the year 2009-10 is Rs. 18,393.89 lacs. Turnover for the year 2010-11 is Rs. 17,334.39 lacs.

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You never know when you may see them again and the timing could be right. Also they may have a friend they could introduce you to.

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Do you know what love is? Being possibly the most trivial question of all times,this is one

hard question to ask.Relationship Times attempts to explore the meaning of love for all our esteemed readers.May the flame of love kindle your heart to spread its warmth all around.

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ove is not a bond, or a relationship, but more of a heart to heart conversation. When the conversation grows, the bond and relationship forms. Therefore, love creates the bond and relationship. Still, that leaves us with the main question, what is love? Love is no ordinary thing. It is not voluntary, but when it begins, you will know. There are three types of love. Infatuation, love of family, friends and well wishers, and love of your spouse. Infatuation, most commonly known as “Puppy Love”, is basically love at first sight. Infatuation can be the beginning of a future spouse love. Though most often infatuation doesn’t amount to much. Love of family, friends and well wishers is loving your mother and father, any siblings you may have, friends and well wishers. You want to protect them, watch over them, and fill their lives with an unbounding joy. The parents have an innermost feeling for their children, which they express everyday. Love of your spouse means loving someone you are married to. Whether husband or wife, you support your spouse with a deep modesty, and you treat them with great respect. Okay, so I told you the three types of love. But I still haven’t told you what love is. I told you a definition, a heart to heart conversation, but does that tell you much? No. So, I will put it straight. Love means to care, to protect, to watch over, to pray for, and to make sure the loved person is happy. But to tell you the truth, those are all parts of love. Not love itself. So, I will tell you what I think of love. Love has a meaning, but we will never know. Many philosophers have tried, but all their attempts have failed. Every single one of them! metro

Love is actually never the same thing. Your destiny, your future path, what you choose to do, that all determines what love is. Love is never the same, you make up the meaning of love by how you choose to use it.

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est man and second-oldest person, has died at the age of 114. He died of natural causes in a Montana hospital, said a spokeswoman for the Rainbow retirement home where he lived. Breuning was admitted to hospital at the beginning of April with an undisclosed illness. Breuning was 26 days younger than Besse Cooper of Georgia, whom the Gerontology Research Group in Los Angeles lists as the world’s oldest person. In an interview last autumn, Breuning attributed his longevity to eating just two meals a day, working as long as he could and always embracing change, especially death. ‘We’re all going to die. Some people are scared of dying. Never be afraid to die. Because you’re born to die,’ he said.

rince William married Kate Middleton on 29 April last. The Royal Wedding was held at Westminster Abbey in London. He is second in line to the British throne, following his father Charles, Prince of Wales. Prince William is the first son of Charles and the late Princess Diana, and the grandson of the current Queen Elizabeth II. Prince William attended Wetherby and Ludgrove schools, followed by Eton College and then graduated from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in 2005. Prince William began dating Kate Middleton in 2003 while both were studying art history at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Kate moved to London after graduation, and in 2006 began working as an accessory buyer for the fashion chain Jigsaw. They broke up briefly in 2007, but reunited the same year. On 16th November 2010, Buckingham Palace announced that the couple were engaged to be married. Queen Elizabeth announced before the wedding that she had bestowed the title of Duke of Cambridge on William, and had also given William and Kate the Scottish titles of Earl and Countess of Strathearn -- possibly a nod to their meeting at St. Andrews. Kate’s parents are the founders of Party Pieces, a mail-order company that specialises in providing products for children’s parties and delivering them to customers within a few days.

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ndian-born steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal saw about £5 billion (USD 8 billion, 5.7 billion euros) wiped off his fortune in the past year but remains the wealthiest person in Britain even today.The fortune of the London-based head of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel maker, fell by around 22 percent to £17.5 billion in the past 12 months, according to an annual rich list compiled by The Sunday Times newspaper. The huge drop in the 60-year-old’s wealth was driven by a fall in their share prices as the global steel industry struggled to cope with costly raw materials and slow demand. He was the biggest faller on this year’s list — but remains in the first place for the seventh consecutive year.

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Don’t consider indulging in sex as a taboo.Leading an active sex life rejuvenates your overall health,finds Health Times

Health benefits of active Sex life S

ex is not something that only gives you physical satisfaction in your bedroom. It plays a vital role for the overall health of an individual. A good sexual life offers not only a blissful relationship between the partners but also a number of health benefits, according to one of the recent issue of the business-magazine Forbes. a detailed story on the benefits of active sex life has been published which we are discussing below:

Helps in increasing lifespan A research was undertaken by specialists from Queen’s University Belfast. In this research, they had conducted a survey of overall state of health on the regularity of sexual intercourse. They studied the mortality data among approximately 1,000 middle-aged men over a period of ten years. It was found that men who had active sex lives had the mortality rate of much lower than men who did not have sex at all.

Helps in relieving stress One of the greatest health benefits of sex is that it lowers metro

blood pressure and stress. They studied 24 women and 22 men whose sexual activities were kept in record. After that they were subjected to some stressful situations like speaking in public and doing verbal arithmetic. During this situation, their blood pressure was recorded. It was found that those who had intercourse had better responses to stress than others who were only engaged in other sexual behaviors or abstained from it. It was also found that frequent intercourse was associated with lower diastolic blood pressure. Yet another research found a link between partner hugs and lower blood pressure in women.

Helps in heart care The researchers also found that having sex twice or more a week reduced the risk of fatal heart attack by half for the men, compared with those who had sex less than once a month.

Helps in losing weight Sex is basically a physical exercise and doing this exercise means you are burning 200 calories. This is the same

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amount as 15 minutes of running track or playing a game of tennis. You lose weight. Another benefit of sex is that it enables muscle contractions which work out pelvis, hips, buttocks, hands and chest. Having sex also increases the production of testosterone, which leads to strengthening of your bones and muscles.

Reducing depression level With sex, the depression level decreases. It was found that women who are sexually active were less subject to depression. It was also found that women whose sexual partners did not use condoms during intercourse were more happy than women whose partners used condoms.

Helps in relieving pain When the orgasm is reached during a sexual intercourse, the level of hormone oxytocin increases leading to increase in endorphins. Endorphins have a pain-relieving effect on the body for any type of ache. Thus if you feel that your headache or your arthritis pain has gone down, its all due to increase in oxytocin. For women, having sex also leads to the production of estrogen, the basic female sex hormone, which can suppress pains related to premenstrual period.

Helps in boosting immunity It has been found in a research study that people who have sex once or twice a week have 30% more antibodies compared to those who have sex less. These antibodies are called called immunoglobulin A, and helpful for strengthening the immune system.

Improving bladder condition An important exercise for genitals’ muscles is to stop the urination when you have the urge. This increases bladder and bowel control and improve sexual function. These same muscles are worked out during sexual intercourse.

Helps in improving teeth conditions Surprising, isn’t it? But the fact is that seminal plasma consists of calcium, zinc, and other minerals which are helpful in slowing down the destruction of teeth. Moreover, scientists have also discovered that brushing your teeth before and after sexual intercourse for hygiene and cleanliness purpose in itself contributes to maintaining your teeth in good condition.

sex. Infact cleaning the prostate gland can also be done through masturbating. Frequent ejaculations may reduce the risk of prostate cancer later in life.

Boosting Self-Esteem and intimacy Sex helps in boosting self-esteem. Those who already have self-esteem say they have sex to feel even better. Sex helps people to feel good about themselves. Having sex and orgasms increases levels of the oxytocin hormone oxytocin, which is also known as “love hormone”. This hormone helps us bond and build trust and intimacy.

Leading to healthy prostate gland a nd reducing prostrate cancer risk

helps you sleep better

According to urologists, there is a connection between the frequency of ejaculation and prostate cancer development. Instead of keeping concentrated carcinogens in our body, it is better to get rid of them and this is achieved with

The oxytocin released during sex helps in getting a proper sleep. And getting a good sleep at night has always been associated with a host of other good things, like maintaining a healthy weight and blood pressure.

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s Jacqueline Fernandez shedding more clothes than ever before in Murder 2? The buzz is that the Bhatts are taking the erotic content in Murder 2 far beyond where they took it with Bipasha Basu in Jism and Mallika Sherawat in Murder. Jacqueline plays a centrespread model in Murder 2. Leave the steamy scenes of Mallika Sherawat in Murder behind. It’s time for Jacqueline Fernandez to sizzle up the screen like never before for the Murder sequel. Apparently Jacqueline plays the centrespread model of a Play boyish men’s magazine. The role requires her to shed all inhibitions and most of her clothes which the Sri Lankan beauty, so far identified with fun films like Aladin and Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai is more than willing to do.

stealing away to meet her lover was a big thing. People were turned on by Emraan’s 17-18 smooches and Mallika Sherawat’s bare back. Times have changed. It takes a lot to shock and titillate the audience. And we’re doing just that.” Mohit, however, refuses to divulge if Jacqueline has gone completely nude. “All I’ll say is she’s gone as far as the role demands. Jacqueline told me, “My earlier films were for small boys. I want Murder 2 to be for the big boys.” She plays a model for an adult magazine, an Indian equivalent of Playboy. So you can imagine what that entails! Jacqueline has completely surrendered to the role.”

Jacqueline Fernandez has stepped into Mallika Sherawat’s shoes and exposes like Mallika in the ‘Murder’ sequel, reports Movie Times

Apparently, Jacqueline has shown a keen interest in discarding her goodygoody image and is more than willing to go all-out for the role. Apparently, director Mohit Suri has shot some never-before seen sequences with Jacqueline where she has shown much more than just her histrionics.

Director Mohit Suri, currently helming the new-age erotica in Goa admits to the film’s high on the erotic content. “Murder was five years ago. Back then adultery and a wife metro

Murder 2 is set in the world of pimps, hookers and prostitutes. An area familiar to Mohit Suri who made Kalyug about an innocent girl being whisked away to a brothel. “It’s a thriller exploring the world of prostitutes, transvestites, pimps and gigolos. It is not a film for the young. Jacqueline will be going far ahead of anything seen so far in terms of the erotic content,” promises Mohit. Mallika Sherawat was never considered seriously for Murder 2. Explains Mohit, “Bringing her and Emraan together again after Murder would’ve been too much of a repetition. There is a special challenge to making Jacque-

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line go into the erotic space. Though Murder 2 is a sequel to Murder, it has no connection with the earlier film. I’ve taken up the challenge of carrying a franchise from Bhatt Saab’s Vishesh Films forward. I made Raaz 2, remember?” As for Jacqueline, here’s the thing. She has been working on improving the erotica level of Bipasha in Jism and Mallika in Murder, hoping that Murder 2 would do the same trick for her. One hopes when the pinup girl gets into the act Mohit puts the pins in strategic places.

Jacqueline like Mallika makes love scene with Emraan and smooches her co-star. She is trying to re-create the same magic by exposing and getting steamy with Emraan in Murder 2. metro metro CITY CITY TIMES TIMES | May | May 2011 2011 | 19 | 19


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Age matters between legs: Amar ‘Bipasha’ Five year old sordid Amar Singh tapes are back to haunt Bipasha Basu. The CDs, which allegedly contain conversations between Singh and several Bollywood personalities, were received by several media houses and made quite a stir. The apex court has now lifted a gag order on contents of the recorded CD. Bipasha took strong exception to the tapes and commented, “I am totally shocked at the slanderous charges. It was nothing short of outrageous that the alleged conversation has been attributed to me. I had never had a telephonic conversation with Mr. Amar Singh and the report is totally malicious.” “Please request you all to go and hear the conversation 1st and then if you still think its me, I openly challenge anyone to prove it is me,” she tweeted. The conversation between the politician and the actress is clearly explicit with Amar Singh mentioning that ‘age matters between the legs’ in reply to Bipasha’s comment on his age.

Excerpts of the conversation: Amar: Hello. Bipasha: (Sings)...Haallloooo... Amar: (Happily) I am fine. Bipasha: How’ve you been? We are talking after a long time right? Amar: Yes... Bipasha: You’ve been busy or something? Amar: Kaun...bip.. Bipasha: Bipasha...Bipasha...ya...I saw you twice at that award function...ha ha ha Amar: Really? Bipasha: So tell me...when are you meeting me? Amar: Where do you want to meet baby? I have been very busy. Bipasha: You busy? Amar: It is very tough. Bipasha: It is very tough...ha ha ha...OK. Amar: But I will make some time. Bipasha: OK sweetie... Amar: Very nice of you to have remembered me. Bipasha: (Laughs) I toh always remember you. Amar: An old man like me. Bipasha: Sorry...? Amar: An old fossil like me... Bipasha: Old fossil like you... Amar: ya ya... Bipasha: I don’t think age really matters... Does it? Amar: It matters between the legs na? Bipasha: (Bursts out laughing) Oh God...ha ha ha ha...all right then...you try removing time now... it’s been almost a month now I’ve not met... Amar: Ya we will meet. Bipasha: OK... Right, keep in touch. Bye...

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Sonakshi to romance with Kamal After Rajinikanth’s ‘Enthiran’ became the smashing hit of last year and recouped Aishwarya’s career from the dumps, looks like Sonakshi will soon take a trip down south to do a movie in Kollywood to sustain her stardom. Witnessing the unparalleled success of ‘Enthiran’, many Bollywood hotties are lining up to do a South Indian film and now, the latest one to grab the golden opportunity would be the 23-year-old Sonakshi, who is all geared up to set ablaze the screen by romancing Padma Shri Kamal Haasan. It’s learnt that the film which is supposedly going to be a Hollywood remake film will see Sonakshi essaying the role of Julianne Moore. And there are also reports that the film will be dubbed in Telugu and Hindi.

Is Vidya Balan’s next a soft porn?

In a bid to clear Vidya Balan’s doubts about his film, ‘Dirty Picture’, to be released in November this year the director wants actress to check DVDs that have “strong, sexual” female characters. Director Milan Luthria has given his Dirty Picture lead actress Vidya Balan DVDs of English films Burlesque and Chicago to watch after she voiced apprehensions that the film would end up being soft porn. Milan says, “Vidya wanted to have an idea about what was in my head and about the character she plays. So as a reference point, I asked her to watch Burlesque and Chicago for rhythmic energy, lighting, photo, costumes, etc. After watching Burlesque, Vidya’s respect for me shot up a few notches further, “ he laughs. Most people perceive DP to be a very hard-hitting south Indian masala soft porn film. “That’s why it’s important to see films like Burlesque to show you the potential for this art form whether it is about a stripper, dancer or item girl. What her character does, is not cheap. I wanted to show her that I haven’t taken up a career in soft porn, “ Milan jokes.

Nana patekar didn’t like Katrina doing ‘Sheila Ki jawani’: Katrina Kaif may have become a rage with her saucy song ‘Sheila ki jawani’, but actor Nana Patekar who has worked with her in the past says he was not so impressed with the hit item number from ‘Tees Maar Khan’. “I have seen Katrina in a different way. I didn’t like to see her doing ‘Sheila ki jawani’, “ Nana told. Nana and Katrina shared screen space in ‘Welcome’ and ‘Raajneeti’. Though Nana has no reservation for item numbers and featured in one himself – ‘Hoth rasiley’ in Welcome - he feels such songs should be situational. “I can’t use gimmick and item songs in my films for public attraction. If it’s used, it should be like ‘Seekh le’ of ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.’, “ he added.

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spectacular Beauty Pageant mesmerises all May Queen Ball at RSI Army Club and Secunderabad Club comes alive in the presence of ravishing beauties, to the tune of scintillating music and foot tapping dance numbers, reports Jydip Mukherji

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ike every year we look forward to the All Fools Day on 1st April, come the month of May and May Queen Ball is an integral part of it across the globe. An age old legacy inherited from the British rule, Indian defense forces too stretch their arms to the first day of May and celebrate spring fertility festival to honor goddess Spring. This year too like previous years as the merry month of may set in, putting aside the hot, sultry whether defense officers, their kith and kin gathered for the beauty pageant at Rajendra Singhji Institute (RSI) in Bolaram on 14th May’11. A similar May Queen Ball was held at the Secunderabad Club, Vikrampuri too in the presence of a massive crowd on 22nd May’11. Though the event has evolved over the years into a cultural extravaganza including parties, sing-along, and one of the most awaited and indeed colorful evening. This year like last few years the administration and the organisers went a step further and held a combined May Queen and May Prince event. The boys didn’t have to tell us that they were upbeat and excited about being a part of the event — their enthusiasm said it all! Having undergone training sessions prior to the event, the contestants gave heartwarming performances at the beauty pageant. It just wasn’t only a sparkling evening full of anxiety metro

and excitement, but culmination of a fruitful journey for the contestants. RSI May Queen 2011 turned out to be a wonderful learning experience for all the participants. Organised strictly in the true spirit of a beauty pageant, the training sessions that preceded the event transformed all the smart girls of the forces to glamorous elegant princesses. Boys and girls in the age group 16 to 25 years among unmarried and upto 30 years of age among the married men and women were eligible to participate. They were given orientation on walking the ramp, body posture, stage presence, costumes, confidence, how to interact with the audience, hair styling and makeup. The beauty pageant at RSI was held to appreciate the unparalleled beauty and also to recognise the young elegant and graceful ladies. A team of choreographers and designers made sure that all the pretty contestants stood out among others. Using their imagination and flair to create different looks and putting a unique outfit together proved to the advantage of the contestants. An esteemed panel of judges including fashion designer Shravan Kumar Ramaswamy, Geeta Golla, Ex CEO Sakshi newspaper and Laila K Khan fashion stylist chose eight finalist. After the Ethnic Wear, Sporty Wear and Ball Gown round the contestants were subjected to a question answer

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round. Amongst all the cliché answers to the question “if you get a chance to be on the cover page of a magazine which one would it be and why?” the answer that stood out the most was indeed an intellectual one. Ishita Raksha, daughter of an air force officer was crowned the May Queen, P . Hamsalekha stood as the first runners up and Sakshi Reddy as the second runners up.

brighter glory in the near future with my head held high.”.

“From just being a proud daughter of an air warrior to a pageant winner. I personally would cherish each and every moment spent during the training sessions as it gave me a lot of exposure and helped me carve my skills in an apt manner,” said Ishita Raksha cheerfully after winning the crown. Glad for making her parents proud she further added, “Being crowned the may queen was one of the best feelings. As I even quoted in my introduction that ‘I don’t fear failure’ I still stand by my words and hope to achieve

The Secunderabad Club too staged a similar event. At the Secunderabad club the pageant was impromptu and they headed back the classic way. The finalist were chosen from dance floor by a set of well known personalities from the fashion and media industry and then the queen was crowned on the basis of there beauty, introductions, attitude and poise. Ishita Raksha once again bagged the crown. Ashwati Chaturvedi stood the first runners up while Chandrakala Chauhan was the second runners up on the occasion.

Adiraj Mishra secured the May Prince title, Capt Vikas Chaturvedi stood first runners up and R Vikrant was the second runners up. All in all the event turned out to be a memorable evening as RSI rocked to the tune of scintillating music, foot tapping dance numbers and ravishing beauties in their high spirits.

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Power dressing Flaunt your style with what best suits your personality while staying in vogue with the latest trends. Fashion Times suggests some practical makeover tips to help you decide on your dressing.

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ever go wrong with your style. Like they say shopping is the best form of retail therapy for women. One may rarely come across a woman who doesn’t like to shop. But what women need to understand essentially is that style is something very personal and you should keep up to date with all the latest trends but also keep in mind that whatever you are buying should suit your personality and body type. And whether you pick up some famous designers’ brands from Neerus or lay your hands on to a embroidered kurti from your favourite outlet at Abids you have to learn to make whatever you wear your own and carry it with style and attitude, and make sure that you are comfortable in putting it on.

learn to embrace your personality and dress accordingly. Women like Keerti Reddy in her crisp cottons or Urvashi in her kanjeevarams always tend to look gorgeous, because they dress in whatever they feel looks good on them, not essentially keeping the latest trends in mind. In today’s age all of us have become more conscious about our looks. Each one of us wants to look our best at all times. And that is great! This shift in attitudes of people is a sure sign of modernisation and increased levels of self esteem. Contrary to what most people think, looking good and maintaining it is not all about having a lot of money. You don’t have to buy expensive clothes in order to look good! All it needs is a practical look at what you wear and realise what you shouldn’t!

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So while you decide what looks good on you and you workout on your style statement. Here are


a few steps that can help you organise your very own makeover. Organise Your Wardrobe: Take out time to go through your entire wardrobe – look at all your clothes, footwear, accessories. Separate those items that you feel look old and worn out. Separate items that you don’t want to wear anymore: You will be surprised to find a lot of clothes that you don’t care much about. Remember: clutter is bad, so keep only what you want. (Think of it this way: remove what you don’t want and make space for more!!) Do not be sentimental: Be practical while discarding clothes. That red top may be your treasured possession but it’s old and really doesn’t look that nice on you anymore….give it away. What you wear is in your hands: Pick out clothes that will accentuate your looks and discard those that are doing nothing for you. Take A Good Look At Yourself In The Mirror: After organising your wardrobe, next, you need to look at yourself in the mirror and analyse how you feel about yourself. Do you feel you are overweight or may be underweight? Do you wish you owned clothes that fitted you better? Have you been putting off a visit to the store? If your answer is yes, then you need to get out and invest a little on yourself! You don’t have to overspend or buy expensive clothes to look good! There are many stores and designers that offer clothes which are great value for money! Keep a budget in mind that you are comfortable with and walk into a store or visit a designer who will spend time with you and offer you their genuine expertise advice on what will suit you. Get the right kind of clothes stitched for yourself or pick out ready to wear outfits that extenuate your best feature or bring out the color of your eyes and fit you well.

Buy clothes that you are comfortable in! Never buy an outfit that looks great on the shelf but makes you feel uncomfortable! To look good you must feel good! That’s the secret of power dressing! It is never too late to do something special for yourself because you are special and deserve to look good! All you women out there keep abreast with all the latest trends but also learn that everything that looks good on a size zero Kareena Kapoor or a Kate Moss might not essentially look good on you. Wear whatever you are comfortable in and what you feel suits you, Experiment with your looks, accessories and hair and see what suits you and you can never ever go wrong. So to all the chics out there ‘Keep it stylish’ in your own way. Unless you aren’t comfortable or confident in whatever you are wearing its never going to look good. You have to learn to embrace your personality and dress accordingly. That’s the secret of power dressing! It is never too late to do something special for yourself as you are special and deserve to look good.

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A treat for the fashion conscious

A fashion show displaying the creative prowess of the graduating students of NIFT mesmerised all, reports Fashion Times

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ashionova 2011, a glittering fashion show dent’s creativity and are formulated around a client marked the passing out of the students of Fash- and a target market,” said prof D Malini, centre coorion Design department of National Institute of dinator for the department and one of the key drivers Fashion Technology at HICC, Novotel on May 7th ’11. for the show, summing up the purpose of the show. The immaculately organised colorful show was a culmination of the hard work and the reflection Mohit Nakra’s colof the creative purlection ‘The Forgotten suits of the indiArches’ won the ‘Best vidual students of Design Collection’ and the 4 year course ‘Most Creative Collecin Fashion Design. tion’ award. Inspired AK Khan, IPS, the from the beauty of city police comthe grand arches and missioner, was the majestic domes of chief guest and Bara Imambara, a Jayesh Ranjan, secmonument from his retary, department hometown, Lucknow, of Tourism, governhe presented a colment of AP was the lection comprising guest of honour for of sleek, well-fitted the evening. A brosilhouettes and imchure was released peccable tailoring. and meritorious stuMohit’s silhouettes dents were awarded and surface designs by the chief guest were inspired from the ’s collection Mohit Nakra s’ e h and guest of honour shapes and forms of n Arc ‘The Forgotte on the occasion. these arches. ’Au-di-la-verstiti’ a collection inspired from the textiles of the medical inAs customary, the students showcased a self de- dustry won Deverasetty Sravan the ‘Best Garment signed and constructed range of 5 to 8 ensembles. Construction’ award. The collection was inspired The varied collection ranged from ready-to-wear, from healing and treatment textile aids like arm slings, avant-garde, fusion wear, children’s wear and even crepe bandage to create structured pieces with imsportswear categories. The exquisitely designed maculate tailoring and finishes. range displayed their ingenious prowess to the hilt. “The whole exercise is an attempt to tune the stuDesigner Krupati Krishnanjali`s collection ‘Go life’ metro

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was inspired by a weird dream. One day she dreamt of Britney Speares, Aishwarya rai and Deepika Padukone Krupati Krishnanjali`s collection ‘Go life’ in the costumes of Seetha, Savithri and Satyabhama. She wanted to make that dream come true that is where this collection originated. In the collection, Krupati uses a profusion of Kalamkari, the craft which is a proud heritage of Andhra Pradesh. This won her the ‘Best Use of Traditional Skills in Contemporary Styling’ award.

Fashionova 2011 was presented before a multitude of professionals from the industry. Dr KS Pratap, director NIFT applauded students for their unique amalgamation of cal and creative accomplishments. The ing students of the textile department also play of their projects in the adjoining hall on and the meritorious students were awardand Jayesh Ranjan.

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Some of the other notable collection presented on the occasion were that of Ankita Tiwari’s ’Dazzling Decay’ inspired from fungus and included mesmerising digital prints embellished with sequined surfaces for a head turning evening look. Rentala Anushikha’s obsession with Star Wars led her to create her version of a whole new world with her collection’ 30 seconds to Mars’ describing the future of planet Earth after its battles and survival. And Sonali Srivastava’s ‘The Cascading Trail’ was fascinated by the thrills and pills of a roller-coaster.

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Epicurus Hospitality Awards 2011

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he Epicurus Hospitality Awards 2011 organised by Epicurus Hospitality Consultants on 22nd May’11 turned out to be great evening for the hospitality fraternity of Andhra Pradesh. The star studded night held at Hitex, Hyderabad was attended by a host of celebrities, artists from film world, members of Andhra Pradesh Hotels Associations (APHA) and guests from the hospitality industry. Banda Karithika Reddy the mayor of Hyderabad was the chief guest for the program. G.V.Krishnaiah president APHA, M.S.Nagaraju, managing director and Srinivas, director, Epicurus Hospitality Consultants were the other important personalities present on the occasion. The grand programme began in the traditional Indian style of lighting the lamp. After a heart touching address by M.S.Nagaraju the chief organiser of the programme that dwelled on the purpose of organising the Hospitality Awards 2011 and the criteria on the basis of which the panel of the judges arrived at their decision to give away this year’s coveted awards to distinguished group of hoteliers, the awards were given away to the recipients. The

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process of selection of the recipients has been a democratic one involving the members of APHA and their respective district associations. During the program while the awards were given away other notable attractions included scintillating orchestra by music director Veena Pani and feet tapping dance numbers by bewitching Tollywood beauties. The dance numbers put up at intermittent intervals and the thrilling music captivated the audience. Celebrity TV anchor Jhansi conducted the program in her own classic style. A sumptuous dinner for the guests was another attraction of the evening . Epicurus a swanky, up market restaurant founded by M R Raju is located in the heart of the city at Banjara Hills. The joint offers a dining experience of the highest class, serving a diverse menu of some finest delicacies and drinks. Epicurus Hospitality Consultants the organisers of the event is an offshoot of the restaurant and his headed by MS Nagaraju son of M R Raju and provides state of the art hospitality consultancy services to a select clientele from the hotel industry The key sponsor for the programme was Bharathi Cement, other sponsors included cosponsor Vancob Chicken, TV partner NTV, Radio partner Red FM 93.5, Magazine partner Metro City Times. The event was powered by AP Hotels Association. The programme was also telecast live on the same evening simultaneously by NTV.

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Taj Tristar Traveller’s Delight

B Chadrshekhar Rao, chairman, Taj Tristar receiving ‘Best Maintained 3 Star Hotel’ 2009 Award. from Geeta Reddy, the then Minister of Tourism. Govt of AP

Taj Tristar a perfect retreat for travellers seeking comfort and luxury. Amenities & Services Cable TV, In room safe, WiFi Enabled, Direct dialing STD/ISD facility, 24 hours room service, Business Centre, Gymnasium, Travel Desk, Foreign Exchange, In house Laundry, Board room with secretarial services, Doctor on call, Major Credit Cards accepted, Mini Bar & Hair dryer in room, Multicuisine vegetarian buffet, Coffee Shop, Pub, Fine Dine Bar & Restaurant, Wheel Chair on request, Wakeup facility, Banquets, Conference hall, Channel Music, Courier, Fax, News paper in room, Power Backup and many more… B Aditya Rao, Director Taj Tristar receiving the ‘Epicurus Hospitality Award 2011’ for Best 3 Star Hotel

Taj Tristar provides the travellers’ with luxuriously appointed accommodation units, which are aesthetically designed to suit the taste of sophisticated clientele. The hotel boasts of 84 well-appointed guest rooms, categorised into Executive Room, Deluxe Room, Superior Deluxe Room and Suite. All the rooms are lavishly decorated and are equipped with the latest amenities.

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ao Travels has been awarded as the ‘Best Domestic Tour Operator’ by Ministry of Tourism Government of India. The three decade old tour operator Rao Travels is one of the leading tour operators with offices in Delhi, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Vishakapatnam and several parts of the country In a function held in Ashoka Hotel in Delhi, Sudhakar Rao, Director of Rao Travles received the

award from Meera Kumar, Honourable Speaker of Lok Sabha recently. “We are delighted for having been selected for the coveted award. Started as a small tour operator and travel agency in 1983, we are today well respected name in the country. It is a great honour bestowed on us and we rededicate ourselves to deliver quality services to our customers,” said Sudhakar Rao, Director, Rao Travels.

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he World Environment Day the United Nations flagship environment event, like every year is being observed globally on the 5th of June. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has declared 2011 the ‘International Year of Forests’ and India will be the global host for this year’s celebrations. On the occasion of the world environment day, 2011, the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board in co-ordination with National Green Corps, WWF, Green Planet Vision and Centre for Environment Education conducted competitions for children in the age group of 3 to 15 years at the State Gallery of Fine Art, Madhapur. The competitions comprised of painting, art with waste materials, essay writing, environmental quiz (written), story writing by seeing pictures, elocution, group songs and group dance on this year’s theme ‘Forests: Nature at Your service’.

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Food Times presents some novel ideas to beat the heat.

Thirst Quenchers Banana Shake Ingredients:

2 tsps honey,2 cups vanilla yogurt ,1 cup banana, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ cup cashews, Pinch of cardamom, Ice cubes (optional)

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Method:

In a blender combine honey, yogurt, banana, cashews, i c e cubes and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth. Tasty banana shake is ready. This shake serves 2. Enjoy the delicious banana shake with teaspoon of honey.

Ingredients:

1/2 cups yogurt (dahi/ curd), 1 cup chilled water, 4-5 tblsp sugar, 1 tsp rosewater (optional), Ice cubes, Method:

Blend all the above ingredients in a blender till smooth. Serve it in a tall glass

Jal Jeera (Pani of Pani Puri) Ingredients:

2 tsp roasted cumin seeds, A small bunch of mint leaves, A small bunch of coriander leaves (cilantro), 1/2 cup tamarind pulp soaked in warm water and pulp extracted, 2-3 green chillies, 1/2 tsp black salt, Salt to taste, A pinch of sugar, 6 cups of water. Method:

Blend all the above ingredients except water in a blender to a paste. Mix with cold water. Strain through a wire strainer. Adjust spices and salt. Chill in the refrigerator. Serve jal jeera chilled.

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Food Times brings you some simple spring summer recipes that can be prepared in a short time, yet leave you longing for more with its sumptuous taste.

Quick Summer Delights Banana Ice Cream Ingredients:

2 mashed bananas, 2 cups skimmed milk, 1/2 can evaporated milk, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract,1/2 cup Cashews (chopped),1 tsp honey (garnish), Basil leaf (Garnish)

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Combine skimmed milk, evaporated milk, sugar and vanilla well. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker, and freeze it according to the specified instructions. When the ice cream is ready, mix

mashed bananas and cashews and freeze it for another time. Tasty Banana ice cream is ready to be served. Before serving freeze the ice cream to obtain a good texture. Garnish a scoop of ice cream with teaspoon of honey and basil leaf.

Bread Badam Puri Ingredients:

2-3 bread slices, 1/4 cup badam paste, Pinch of kesari powder, Pinch of salt, 1 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 tsp cardamom powder,1/4 tsp badam essence, Chopped cashews and badam for garnish, Oil for frying Method:

Remove the edges of the bread slices and cut it into triangular shape. For filling, mix badam paste and salt. In between two triangular slices stuff spread the badam salt paste. For syrup, mix sugar with little water, cardamom powder, kesari powder and bring it to boil. (until thick syrup). Fry bread in oil and dip them in sugar syrup. Tasty bread badam puri is ready to savour. Enjoy the tasty bread badam puri this summer and also try replacing sugar syrup with badam milk.

Coconut ladoo Ingredients:

4 1/2 cups dry desiccated coconut, 1 tsp cardamom powder, 400 ml condensed milk ( like Milkmaid) Method:

In a kadhai or a pan, mix dry, desiccated coconut and condensed milk. Cook, stirring, on a medium heat till the mixture begins to leave the sides of the kadhai. Take out from the kadhai and allow the coconut mixture to cool. Add cardamom powder and mix well.. Using your hands, form ping pong size balls from this mixture. These are now called coconut ladoo or nariyal ladoo. They should be stored in refrigerator. metro metro CITY CITY TIMES TIMES | May | May 2011 2011 | 33 | 33


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orsley hills is the only coolest place in the southern and western parts of Andhra Pradesh. Travel to Horsley Hills, where divine fragrance of flowers flanking the roads will enthrall you to the core of your heart. Hills enveloped in green forests with exotic variety of flora, make a great resort for the people engaged in chaotic city life. The lofty peaks conversing with the blue skies would certainly tempt you with its beguiling beauty. The place got its name from W.D. Horsley, who was the collector of Cuddapah district and an admirer of the hamlet’s beauty. Most of the Indian hill stations were explored and developed by the British, so that they could use them as their summer retreats. The picturesque view of such places is an all time favourite for travellers as they provide a relaxing and salubrious retreat from the heat and dust of the plains

Large number of trees have been planted along the short stretch of the ghat road, others have grown naturally. One can see Jacaranda, Gulmohar , Allamanda, and Eucalyptus trees. There is also some sandalwood in the area, but like elsewhere, much of it has fallen to the axes and machetes of smugglers. The oldest of them all (150 years) in the hills is a eucalyptus named Kalyani. The hills are home to the Chenchu tribes who keep the Pungannur cows renowned for its high milk producing capacity. Nearby in the valley, Rishi Valley School is a popular attraction which is one amongst the well known schools of India. Mallamma Temple is another religious place tucked in the lap of lush greenery, adding a spiritual aura to this beautiful place. You can trek the region around and if lucky enough, you could come across animals like Bears, Wild Dogs, Jungle Fowl, Sambars and Panthers. The pris-

The verdant beauty of Horsley hills beckon you for a memorable retreat, reports

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tine beauty of the Hills has earned it the name of ‘Andhra Ooty’. Horsley Hills also presents a panoramic vista of Madanapalle, the only town in the proximity. The scenic beauty of the place captivates the beholder to unwind in the verdant glory of nature.

Other Tourist Attractions near Horsley Hills: Kaundinya Wild Life Sanctuary is a famous tourist spot near Horsley Hills at a distance of 87 km. One can see a rich variety of wild life creatures at this wild life sanctuary, including elephants, pea fowls, jungle fowls, panthers, cheetals, four horned antelopes, jungle cats etc.

Climate:

The climate of Horsley Hills is very cool and pleasing. The maximum summer temperature goes up to 32oC and minimum temperature remains at 20oC.

Accommodations at Horsley Hills: Accommodation facilities are available at Horsley Hills in the form of guest houses, Cottages and bungalows. The APTDC Governors’ Bungalow has cottages, rooms and dormitory. The restaurant serves south Indian and north Indian food. Booking can be done in any of the AP tourism Booking Office or one can check for availability by directly calling the guest house number 08571-279323. Forest Bungalow, P.W.D. Inspection Bungalow or the Chittoor Cooperative Society guest house are some of the other places where you can stay.

Bask in its soft unshine, explore the greens or have a conversation with the clouds... enjoy Horsley Hills, the way you want to.

Best Time to Visit: There is no such specific options on when to plan a trip to travel hill station, still they can be cooling as well as soothing during the summers, if you want to escape form the scorching sun rays, summer is the best option to plan your trip to any desirable hill station. As far as winter is concerned, it is chilly.

How to Get There : By Road : Horsley Hills, a tranquil village, is situated at an altitude of 1,265 m above sea level in Chittor district of Andhra Pradesh. It is 144 km from Tirupati, 165 km from Bangalore, 300 Kms from Chennai, 460 km from Hyderabad & 28 kms from Madanpalli By Air : The nearest airports are at Tirupati (160 km from Horsley Hills) and at Bangalore (165 km). metro metro CITY CITY TIMES TIMES | May | May 2011 2011 | 35 | 35


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Located 11 Km away from Hyderabad City this magnificent fort was built in 13th century by Kakatiyas. Today, it stands in the form of a massive granite structure. The walls of this fort has eight gates and 87 bastions. They are spread over an area of 7 kms. Inside the premises there are number of temples, mosques, royal apartments and stables. The fort is famous for its acoustic system, palaces and ingenious water supply system. The fort can be entered by ‘Fateh Darwaza’ which in itself is an attraction due to its acoustics feature. A clap inside the gate can be heard even a kilometer away. A major highlight of this fort is the sound and light show displayed in the evening. This show depicts the might of Qutub Shahi dynasty. Fort Timings: 9.30am to 4.30pm (Closed on Fridays). Entry ticket for Indians R10/-. Sound & Light Show Timings : Summers First show-7.00 pm -8.00 pm (English), Second Show (Telugu on Tue, Thur & Sat , Hindi on Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun) -8.15 pm to 9.15 pm. Show entry fee: VIP Class Adult Rs. 100/-, Child R75/-, Non Executive Adult: R50/-, Child: R30/-

Contact details : +91-040 23512401

Qutub Shahi Tombs The Qutub Shahi Tombs located close to the Golconda Fort are a perfect blend of Indian and Persian architectural forms, constructed in gray granite decorated with exquisite ornamentation. The tombs are domed structures, which are built on an elevated square base surrounded by pointed arches. Each tomb is quadrangular and rises to a height of 9 - 15 meters above the terrace. The smaller tombs are single storied while the larger ones are double storied. Enchanting minarets at the corners surround the Qutub Shahi Tombs. This magnificent tomb is one of the largest monuments in Hyderabad reaching upto a height of 42 meters with a large dome adoring the top. The numerous tombs of the members of the royal family, laid beautifully on the sprawling gardens are worth the visit. Not only are they architecturally impressive, they also make a good picnic spot. Timing: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, Closed on Friday, Entry Fee: R10/-, Child: R5/Contact details : +91-040-23513410

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Dhola-Ri-Dhani Dhola-Ri-Dhani is a classic setting, recreated with rustic ambience and charm of an ethnic Rajasthani village located at Kompally. Camel rides, puppet shows, folk dances keep you thoroughly entertained while authentic Rajasthani cuisine gives you the taste of the northern state of Rajasthan in every sense. Apart from the countryside setting, a large swimming pool, a lake to go boating, an amphitheatre for plays and other entertainment performances, give you a feel of modern ambience. For tourists who want to stay, the place has a resort with lodging facilities and accommodation.Timing & Entry charges : 10:30 am. to 4:00 pm @ Rs 310/- per adult, 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm @ Rs 360/- per adult, Children below 8 years free and above 8 years adult charge. Open all days of the week. Contact details: Resort :+91-8418- 233001. City office: +91-40-27721586/ 27845911

Birla Mandir Birla Mandir, a modern temple on the shores of Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad provides an excellent view over the city from the summit. The magnificent marble structure stands atop the 280 feet high ‘Kala Pahad’, the twin hillock of ‘Naubat Pahad’. It is said that the marble used in its construction was brought all the way from Rajasthan and it is dedicated to Lord .Venkateshwara. Cameras and mobiles are banned; your bags are checked at the entrance. There is a free cloakroom available. Free entry, Timings : The temple remains open from 7 a.m. to 12 am. and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. every day. Contact details:+91-040 23235380/ 23233259

Snow World Snow World is a snow theme park, situated near Hussain Sagar lake at Tank Bund. abutting Indra park this India’s first snow theme park enables you to experience snow fall and polar climate as in the polar region. Temperature within the snow area is in between -5 and 0 degree centigrade. While paradoxically the temperature outside on a hot summer day could be anywhere between 45 to 48 degree centigrade. In the snow world, there is a “Cryo Zone” which has Igloos, Alpine forest, some figures of Polar bear, penguins made with the help of artificially produced snow. Snow slide, Merry go round, Ice Bumber Car are some of the other rides available in this unique snow kingdom that one can enjoy during the hour long session. If you have an artist inside, there is ‘Ice Carving’ for You. Snow war will also keep you excited. A snow session duration is of about one hour. Snow World authorities will provide a snow wear for each individual. No mobiles or cameras are allowed inside. Visitors should report at the venue half-an-hour before the session time. The timing to have a cool hang out is from 11 am to 9 pm. Open all days of the week. Entree ticket: Adult- R 360/and Child: R 240/- (height below 4’ 6”) Contact details: Ph: + 91 040-67118360

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This month will give power of personal expression which helps in self promotion and the achievement of goals. This is an excellent time to get on to make real progress with the thing in life that mean a ARIES (3/21 – 4/19): lot to you, work, relationships and long term goals. You face little resistance from people or circumstances, in fact, because you feel so good about yourself and are confident and proud, people may help you on your way. A good time for work and play. This is a good period especially for the first two weeks. It increases creative thought and mental activity, energizing communications and interactions with others. Very busy period but these interactions are beneficial as you can project yourself strongly and clearly without upsetting anyone. Thinking can be nervous or rushed, which may lead to slip up’s in conversations, not saying exactly what you mean.

During the last two weeks of June, Mercury is in Cancer which brings mental alertness, quick thinking and much interaction and communications with people. You are keen to express your identity through these interactions, in perCancer (6/22 – 7/22): son chatting, and bumping into people around town. A good time for meetings, going for coffee, visiting friends. You think and speak clearly and can easily explain your thoughts and ideas in a straight forward fashion. For Cancer people born between July 7 – 22, you have Mars sextile your Sun during the first three weeks of June. An ideal time to push ahead in business or at work to climb up the ladder. You can take the initiative and start projects with a high probability of success because you give it your all and people will take notice.

This month gives a tremendous increase in ego drive, a strong urge to get what you want regardless of what others may think. You are much more self assertive than usual and this could cause conflict Taurus (4/20 – 5/20) : with others because of your desire to win at all costs. You can achieve a lot with this energy if you channelise it constructively. Winning in any area of life, achieving your goals will go well so long as you remember you do not have to destroy others off the sporting field. The last two weeks increase creative thought and mental activity, energizing communications and interactions with others. Very busy period but these interactions are beneficial as you can project yourself strongly and clearly without upsetting anyone.

The solar eclipse on June 1 is sextile Leo. This is an excellent time to get on with the things in life that mean a lot to you, work, relationships and longer term goals. A good time for work and play. All Leo (7/23 – 8/22): Leo’s also have a good transit from Mercury for the first two weeks. The sextile increases creative thought and mental activity, energizing communications and interactions with others. For Leo’s born between August 6 – 23, you have Mars square your Sun during the first three weeks. This creates a buildup of energy inside and a strong desire to assert your will power in an aggressive manner. For Leo’s born between July 21 and August 19, Venus will be sextile your Sun during the last three weeks. Venus in this nice aspect increases opportunities with love and money.

The solar eclipse on June 1 in Gemini is a powerful one marking a new start for the year ahead. A time for your personal new years resolutions. The Sun is the source of energy for life, so you an expect Gemini (5/21 – 6/21): an energy boost and increased vitality. Individuality and expression of that comes easier because it is the self that is in focus. Venus will pass over your Sun during the last three weeks of June. This allows for full expression of your love nature and creativity. You feel beautiful and this is radiated so you attract beautiful people and things. An excellent time for giving and receiving love and affection, spending time

The solar eclipse on June 1 is square Virgo which may represent a crisis in confidence because of challenges from events or from other people, most often from men or bosses, teachers etc. This is not a favourable time for getting your Virgo (8/23 – 9/22): way, especially during the first two weeks. The last two weeks gets easier with a nice sextile transit from Mercury. For Virgo’s born between September 7 – 23, Mars is trine your Sun during the first three weeks. This positive aspect from Mars enhances energy levels, self confidence and sexual desire that is well balanced and not aggressive or threatening to other people.

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For those Virgo’s born between August 22 and September 19, Venus will be square your Sun during the last three weeks. This does increase the need for love and affection which should go well but there may be a little friction if you don’t get so much back in return. The solar eclipse on June 1 is trine Libra. This eclipse should bring harmonious relationships for all because of an inner feeling of calm and balance. Plans work out well, goals seem attainable Libra (9/23 – 10/22) : without too much effort. Other people do not stand in your way, and you can expect favours and at least little resistance from others, especially people in power. This is a real good month for Libra’s and the first two weeks look especially nice with Mercury trine your sign. This is most favourable as your thoughts are in harmony with your intentions. Because you express yourself so clearly and smoothly, this is the ideal time to negotiate a better deal in any area of life, in business or at work, or in personal relationships. All Scorpio’s can hope for some good news during the last two weeks with Mercury trine your sign. This is most favourable as your thoughts are in harmony with your intentions. These thoughts Scorpio (10/23 – 11/21) and ideas flow easily into words to make conversations pleasant and fruitful. For Scorpio’s born between November 5 – 21, Mars will be opposite your Sun during the first three weeks of June. This challenging aspect from Mars may present a challenge you have to overcome in order to achieve a certain goal or simply to be yourself. The energy of Mars has been building up inside and you have a great need to act, to make something happen. Anger and frustration are likely as other people stand in your way or directly oppose your will. The solar eclipse on June 1 is opposite Sagittarius, so it could be a difficult time because your ego and your will may get in the way of achieving what you want. You may feel like you are banging your Sagittarius (11/22 – 12/21): head against a brick wall because other people just don’t make things easy for you. This is a time to step back from the situation which is causing difficulty and work out why you are getting these reactions from people. This is a challenging month for Sagittarius, especially during the first two weeks with mercury also opposite your sign. This brings conflict and tension into this busy time. Your will and ego are working at cross purposed to your rational think-

ing and how you express yourself, so it’s easy to put other people off during this time. Important decision should be avoided during this period. During the first two weeks Mercury opposite Capricorn brings conflict and tension for a few days during this busy time. Your will and ego are working at cross roads to your rational thinking and how Capricorn (12/22 – 1/19): you express yourself, so it’s easy to put other people off during this time. But it is you who has to think of others and seek a compromise, at least to settle things down before you push your agenda. For Capricorn’s born between January 5 – 21, Mars is trine your Sun during the first three weeks. This positive aspect from Mars gives an increase in energy levels, self confidence and sexual desire that is well balanced and not aggressive or threatening to other people. This is a most favourable time to achieve your desires and to reach your goals. The solar eclipse on June 1 is trine Aquarius. This eclipse should bring harmonious relationships for the full month because of an inner feeling of calm and balance. Plans work out well, goals seem attainaAquarius (1/20 – 2/18): ble without too much effort. Other people do not stand in your way, and you can expect favours and at least little resistance from others, especially men and people with power. This is an ideal time to enjoy life and relax, a holiday should work out well, but this good energy should be put to furthering personal goals. This is a good month for most Aquarius, especially during the first two weeks with Mercury trine your sign. The solar eclipse on June 1 is square Pisces which may represent a crisis in confidence during June because of challenges from events or from other people, most often from men or bosses, teachers etc. They Pisces (2/19 – 3/20) : are testing you and your goals, forcing you to justify your very identity and what you are doing. Your ego is on the line, coming under pressure from others through arguments or challenges to your authority. This is not a favourable time for getting your way, certainly not if you don’t want to upset others and cause stress to yourself and add extra tension to important relationships. This could be a tougher month for most Pisceans, especially during the first two weeks when Mercury is square your sign. This increases mental activity and communication like the other Mercury to Sun transits, but it does add friction and tension in these areas.

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# 3-5-863 & 864, Old M.L.A. Quarters Road, Hyderguda, Hyderabad - 500 029. Ph : 91-40-6666 4567 hydhotels@gmail.com www.thehotelcentralpark.com

#2-3-42/52, Maitri Arcade, MG Road, Ranigunj, Secunderabad-500003 Ph: 040-66173456, hotelpriyaresidencyhyd@gmail.com www.hotelpriyaresidency.in

# Siddiamber Bazar Main Road, Hyderabad-500 012. Ph: 667375573/1313/24735573 Fax: 040 - 66732250 Jayeshbshah2000@yahoo.co.in www.hoteltarainternational.com

HOTEL ROYAL GRAND #1-1-40, Seven Hills, S.D.Road, Secunderabad - 500 003. Ph : 040-40221100, 27818989 Email : info@hoteltajtristar.com www.hoteltajtristar.com

# 5-9-169, Opp. Public Gardens, Chapel Road, Nampally, Hyderabad-500 001. Ph: 040-23244041/45, Fax: 040-23244046, info@hotelanmolinternational.com, www.anmolinternational.com

# 4-3-302 to 308, Bank Street, Koti, Hyderabad - 500 001. Ph : 040-6666 1981/ 82 / 83 / 84, Fax : 040-6666 1985 Email: hotelsitararoyal@hotmail.com Website: www.hotelsitararoyal.com

# 8-3-945/A/1/1, Opp.Jeans Corner, Beside New Science College, Main Road Ameerpet, Hyderabad-73 Ph: 040-4435 4646 hotelgrandeurhyd@gmail.com www.hotelgrandeurhyd.com

# 1-2-261/1, Karan Centre, Sarojini Devi Road, Secunderabad - 500 003. Ph : 040-40223344, 27840191. hotelkaran@gmail.com www.hotelkaran.com

# 5-4-187/5, S.M. Modo Complex, Karbala Maidan, Necklace Road, Ranigunj, Secunderabad - 500 003. Tel : +91-40-6633 6644, Cell: +91-9000905533 Email: manager.hyd@justahotels.com Website: www.justahotels.com

Kassani GR Hotel

Hi-tech City Madhapur Hyderabad - 500081 PH:040-40409999 Mobile:9908019162 Email:info@kasanihotels.com Website:www.kasanihotels.com

# 3-6-335 to 339, Basheerbagh ‘X’ Roads, Hyderabad - 500 001. Ph: 91 - 40 - 2322 6267, Fax : 91 - 40 - 23224494 hotelmagacity@yahoo.com

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# 5-8-230/4, Opp. Railway Station, Nampally, Hyderabad - 500 001. Ph: 040 - 23201194, 66621366 Fax : +91 - 40 - 66621367 hotel.royalgrand@gmail.com, www.hotel-royalgrand.com

# 3-8-232/1, Road.No.3, Chandrapuri Colony, Opp.Vijaya Laxmi Theatre, L.B.Nagar, N.H.9, Hyderabad - 74 Cell : 9346985125 info@hotelvahinigroup.in www.hotelvahinigroups.in

# 11-5-430, Lakdikapool, Hyderabad - 500 004 , A.P , India. Ph : 040-4020 6665 / 66 / 4015 1934 Info@hotelroyalresidencyhyd.com www.hotelroyalresidencyhyd.com

# 4-1-427 A & B, Opp. Vishal Megamart, Abids, Hyderabad - 500 001. Ph: 0 40-24656718/19/20, Cell: 99088 99517 hotel_haridwar@yahoo.com, www.haridwarresidency.com

#4-1-527, Troop bazar, behind G.P.O. Abids, Hyderabad.-500 001 Ph: 040 - 24610299, 66660299 info@hotelsuhail.in www.hotelsuhail.in

# 115, Sarojini Devi Road, Parklane, Secunderabad - 500 003. Ph: 27840466, 27840399, info@parklanehotel.net arvind@parklanehotel.net, www.parklanehotel.net

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# 15-1-542/15, Siddiamber Bazar, Hyderabad - 500 012 Ph: 040-24655057/58/59 Fax: 040 - 24655060 Cell: 8008322111, 9292475767 info@hansresidency.com www.hansresidency.com

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# 6-1-346/3, Sundar Nivas, Near Meera Talkies, Khairatabad, Hyderabad - 500 004. Email: apha@apha.co.in, www.apha.co.in

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Lodge, Bar & Restaurant # 4-111, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad - 500 060. Ph: 040-24141212, 66616261 66635544, Cell: 9866074110, 9246825002

Hotel AADAAB Air Condition Lodge Veg. Non Veg. & Bakery A/C Family Hall # Beside Gandhi Bhavan, Nampally,Hyderabad-500 001 Hotel: 040 - 24733876 Lodge: 040 - 24615209, 24741590

# 82, Ayyappa Society Main Road, Opp. Road to IOC Petrol Bunk, Madhapur, Hyderabad - 500 081, Ph: 040-40025656, Fax: 40-40205757 cyber5656@gmail.com www.cyberservicedapartments.com

Unit of Sylvan Blue Inns Pvt. Ltd. # Plot No:87 Behind Cyber towers, Hitech City, Hyderabad-500081 Ph : 40-23111184/85 Cell: 9246529945. Email:bookings@rockview.in Info@rockview.in Website: www.rockview.in

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ROYAL HOTEL # Nampally, Hyderabad - 500001 Ph : 040-23201039, 66366338. cell : 9391068514

# Plot No: 169 Sri Swamy Ayyappa Co-op Housing Society, Madhapur, Hitech City, Hyderabad-500081 Phone: 040 - 4221 2323, 040 - 4021 4431 Cell: 96527 47576, 96526 69666 E-mail: info@hotelmybliss.com

# Priti Nandita Residency, 86, Shanti Nagar, Masab Tank, Hyderabad - 500028. Ph: 40-23328458, 23328468 , Cell: 9866977192, 9949111170, info@pnguestsuites.com www.pnguestsuites.com

Sanman Lodging & Restaurant # Near Gokul Theater, Erragadda, Hyderabad - 500 018. A.P. Ph: 040 - 23701768, 23701125, 23701132.

# 4-6-464, Esamiah Bazar, Hyderabad - 500 027 (AP) Ph: 040-24656711 to 17, Cell: 9246336085, Fax : 040-24732780 Email: sales@hotelharidwar.com Website : www.hotelharidwar.com

#103, Parklane, Secunderabad - 500 003, Ph: 040-27815501, 27892419, 65885178, 64552487, Cell: 98480 31254

# 1-62/1, II Floor, Sri Tirumala Subash Arcade, Survey # 39, Kothaguda ‘X’ Road, Kondapur, Cyberabad - 500 084. Ph : 040-64539393, 64530303, Cell : 91778 35961 Email: sizzling.grillz@yahoo.com

Hotel Cititel # Banjara Hills Road No.1, Masab Tank, Hyderabad. Ph: 23371786, 23370091/92, hotelcititel@gmail.com, www.hotelcititel.com,

# Level 5, G V K One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034. Ph : 040-67767111, 7112 info@khaansaab.com www.khaansaab.com

11 To Eleven Family Restaurant # secretraiat Road, Saifabad, Hyderbad - 500 004 Ph: 040-23230479

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Food Court & Swaad Veg.Buffet #6-1-284/1to6, Opp.Park, Main Road, Padmarao Nagar, Secunderabad-500025 040-27504455,27508468,24752645 gharondasupermarket@yahoo.com

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My Friend Circle Restaurant

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# Plot No.8, Jeedimetla Village, Suchitra Circle, Medak Road, Cyberabad, Hyderabad - 500 0081.

# Opp. SBH Main Branch, Abids, Gunfoundry, Hyderabad - 500 001. Ph: 040-64584445 Cell: 9246524555

Swagath Hotel Surya Tiffins Swagath Hotel ( Falaknuma) Surya Tiffin (Abids) Surya Tiffin (Nagole) # 2-3-94/1/A/1, Nagole, Snehapuri ‘X’ Road, Hyderabad - 500 001. Cell: 9246599329, 9246379650, 9246590929 Ph: 40-64596166

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Multicuisine Restaurant & bar

Restaurant & Bar # 131, Narmada Arcade Above HDFC Bank Nacharam, Hyderabad. Ph: 040-65216888, 27153373 ghungroorestaurant@gmail.com Website: www.ghungroo.com

# 4-1-974/8, 8th Floor, Trivani Complex, Abids Road, Hyderabad - 500 001. Ph: 040 - 24751264, 24750339 palaceheights.hyd@gmail.com

Gayathri Restaurant

Multicuisine Restaurant & Banquet Hall

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# Plot No. 23, Above Heritage Fresh, RTC Colony, Tirumalgiri, Secunderabad - 500 015. Ph: 040-40045555, 9866964222 ghungroorestaurant@gmail.com Website: www.ghungroo.com

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Catering Facilities Available P.Purna Chander Rao #Opp. Vijaya laxmi Theatre, Chandrapuri Colony, L.B. Nagar, Hyderabad - 500 074 Cell: 9347063033, 9440089116

#1-8-303/40, Sindhi colony, P.G. Road Secunderabad - 500 033. Ph: 040-66310300, +91-9177765009 Email: vinay@gofoods.in

Rashmi Classic Restaurant #108/A, 1st floor, Parklane, Secunderabad-500003 Ph: 040-65218414,27896225 9849028245,9848155705 rashimisrestaurent@gmail.com

Tradition & Modernity #6-2-113/3/1, New Bhendi Guda, Near Indian petrol pump, Secunderabad-500003 Ph: 9849077011 atul77011@yahoo.com

(A UNIT OF HARSHA DELUXE MESS)

# Beside Police Commissioner Office, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad - 500 029. Ph: 040-32483348, 30723172

Laxmi Narasimha

HIMANI DURBAR PARATHA HOUSE # 8-3-945/3, Beside New Science College, Ameerpet, Hyderabad - 500 073. Ph: 040 - 30523523 Cell: 9963113489, 9849111311 Email: himanidurbar@gmail.com

11 to Eleven Family Lounge Bar

Caterers

# Saroornagar, Post Office, Beside Registration Office, Hyderabad - 500 035. Cell: 9848094912 9010882682

#1-1-92 to 94, 4th Floor,Sona Bhan Complex, Above Kalaniketan Shopping Centre, Patny Centre, Secunderabad-03. Ph: 66808998/27808998. 11toelven@gmail.com http://mobistill.com/11toeleven/ metro

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Mahek Cooking & Catering Service

Maheck Cooking & Catering Service

Syed Ameeruddin (Baba) #18-8-192/3/7/B, Indranagar, Santhosh Nagar, Hyderabad - 500 059. Ph: 9642068783, 9849254201

SAPTAGIRI CATERERS

#1-29-1435, J.K Colony, Samatha Nagar, Secunderbad - 500 056 Cell: 95505 54545 E mail: info@sapthagiricaterers.com, www:sapthagiricaterers.com

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Unique Caterers

# srt 73, Opp. SBI, Gandhi Nagar, Ashok nagar, Hyderabad - 500 020 Ph: 9848551352

# H.O: Esamia Bazar, Koti, Hyderabad - 500 027. Ph: 40-24732806, 24732820 Email: scoopsicecream@ymail.com Website: www.scoopsindia.com

Ramakrishna Reddy Pure Ghee Sweets Malakpet, Hyderabad. Ph: 040 - 24555970 Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad. Ph: 040 -24150144 SR Nagar, Hyderabd. Ph: 040 - 66624100 Santhoshnagar, Hyderabd. Ph: 040 -24536079

Events Managements

Ice Cream #17-2-256/1, Choni, Upperguda, Near Madannapet PS, Saidabad, Hyderabad- 500023 984910578, 9493977116 www.softnjoy.in

Traditional Indian Sweets Medical # 1-9-280, Vidya Nagar, Hyderabad - 500 044. Ph: 27076781, 27073781 Cell: 9866176781, 9949176781, shanmukhacaterers@gmail.com

Sree Lakshmi Caterers (A Group of Ramaiah Hotel) # 1-9-610/A, Adikmet, Hyderabad-500 044. Cell: 9848048923, 9848066023

# 2-2-63/2, Beside IOC Petrol Bunk, Amberpet, Hyderabad - 500 013. Cell: 9391149177 Ph: 40-27402560

#49, Srinagar Colony, Trimulgherry, secunderabad - 500 015 Ph: 040 - 40172551, 9966910000 nithin901@gmail.com

5-9-22, Secretariat Road Hyderabad – 500 063, Ph: 040-23231111, Cell: 9866994440 info@medicitihospitals.com www.medicitihospitals.com

V Physio Health # 6-3-1198, East Face Home , G4, vaman Naxav Lane, Kundhan Bagh, Begumpet, Hyderabad - 500 016 Ph: 040 - 64635868 Cell: 9392486771 info@physio4u.in www.vphysio4u.in

Dr. V. Sharbandh Raj M.D., D P M

# 1-1652/C, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad - 500 080. Ph: 040 - 27639022, Cell: 9849042848

SMILE DENTAL HOSPITAL

PUB

#1-1-92 to 94, 4th Floor, Sona Bhan Complex, Above Kalaniketan, Patny Centre,Sec bad-03. Ph: 66808998/27808998. 3shotspub@gmail.com www.3.shotspub.com

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Caterers, Decorators, Entertainment # Plot No. 5, H.No. 3-6-2, Upstairs of Vasireddy Swagruha Foods, Kukatpally, Hyderabad. Ph: 040-64632211 Cell: 9248002211, 9848494075 satish@maharajaeventmanagement.com www.maharajaeventmanagement.com

SNEHA MIND CLINIC

ice creams

3 Shots

(HEALTH PRODUCTS DIV.) #4-1-889/15, Opp.Oasis Plaza, Tilak Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500 001 Ph: 24757383, 9848044773 hyd_haribhai@sancharnet.in www.mahedrahealthproducts.com

# 2-9, Below Deccan Grameena Bank, Mekala Complex, Main Road, Uppal, Hyderabad - 500 039. Cell : 9618979123, Ph: 040-64529817

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Flat No. 1, Block No. 1, Chiranjeevi Apts. Beside Agra Sweets, West Marredpally, Secunderabad - 500 026. Ph: 040 - 64534953, Cell: 9440571989


Shopping, Travels & Others

Jayasree Interiors

# 95-C, Parklane, Opp. Chenoy Trade Centre, Secunderabad - 500 003. Ph: 040-27813559 Exclusive Dealers of NAKSHATRA DIAMONDS

Digitals #4-5-767, Vegetable Market, Opp.Lane to PS. Badi Chowdi, Sulthan Bazar, Hyderabad. Ph:9030061955, 9347023323

ROSE FOOT WEAR # 95-C, Parklane, Opp. Chenoy Trade Centre, Secunderabad - 500 003. Ph: 040-66313510 Exclusive Dealers of NAKSHATRA DIAMONDS

# Shop No. B-1442, NGO’s Colony, Vanasthalipuram, Hyderabad- 500 070. Ph: 24240148, Cell: 9866130148

# 1-9-324/4, Ram Nagar, Hyderabad - 500 048. Cell: 9000822305, 9849302305, Email: interiojsree@yahoo.com

Mrs. B. Sandhya

#Insurance & Investment Advisor Life Insurance Corporation of India Cell:95504 16518 Email: bsandhyasastry@gmail.com

Southern Travels Pvt. Ltd. # No.7, Mustafa Towers, Ayodhya Junction, Lakdi-ka-pul, Hyderabad - 500 004. Ph: 40-23303561, 23318866, avpraveen@southertravels.in www.southerntravelsindia.com

Hotel Bookings, Bus Tickets, Rent-A-Car, Flight Tickets, Sightseeing,Currency Exchange, Train Tickets, City Tour Guide, Complementry Free Pick Up: Airtport, Railway Station & All Pick-Up-Points # 4-3-142/4, Opp. Pillar # 127, Attapur, Ring RD,Hyd-34. (: 32576545, 9347158711. aktourshyd@gmail.com

conditions apply.

Dham

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# 8-2-596/B/6, Opp. Karvy, Road No. 10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, A.P. India. Ph: +91-40-66464392, 23357997, 65764802, Cell: 9290074242

Techno Systems # A Block, 1st Floor , 108, Suryalok Complex, Abids, Hyderabad-500 001. Ph: 040-23230236 , 9700961170

SHIPPING & LOGISTICS #International cargo, Custums clearing , Forwording Door to Door, by Sea, & Air of commercial house hold. Ph: 040-23868322 98499 55773,9246538769 hydarshipping@gmail.com www.arslgroup.com

NAVIN TRAVELS # 1-7-228/A-1, Tirupathi Complex, Behind Swathi Hotel, Opp. Ragal Hotel & Shayam Hotel, Paradise Circle, M.G. Road, Secunderabad - 500 003. Tel : 040-66904551 Cell: 9441713791, 9949864912

Vaishanavi Travels #Aman Arcade 142/A, sindhi colony, P.G.Road, Near SBH ATM, Secunderabad - 500 003 9848080111, 9848155111 info@natureavenues.com www.natureavenues.com

Water Talk

FREEZE SOLUTIONS

Mfrs. of Quality Kitchen Makers # Shed No. 8, Plot No. 7/2, Road No.1, Beside HP Petrol Pump, IDA Nacharam, Hyderabad - 500 076, Tel: 040-64606264, Cell: 9849135156 Email: freezesolutions@gmail.com, Website: www.freezesolutions.co.in

#2-3-42/52, Hotel Priya Residency. Mitri Arcade, M.G Road, Ranigunj Secunderabad-500003 Ph: 040-66173456 9885088885, 93917188885 vaishnavitravels@in.com www.hotelpriyaresidency.in

Bus, Train Flight, Crucises, KS RTC Movies, Car & Bus rental,City Tour, Ramoji Filmcity, Snow world, Hotel & Tourisum Packages Also available Ameerpet: 64590359, 9243505359 SR Nargar: 64515359, 9246205359 lichitravels@gmail.com

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Passionate about Pure Water

#8-2-603/120/120/1-4, Opp. Income Tax Road No.10, Bunjara hills, Hyderabad-500082 Ph: 040-65354417 9704129694, 9246226300 watertalk.sales@gmail.com www.watertalk.weebly.com

Ar.J.R.Ramesh Guphta MSA,MA, FIIAS

Training institution for the mentally challenged Employment generation Center for helpless women Donate Generously! Help the mentally challenged !

Indias Famous Scientific Proffessinal Online Astrologer Birth-Horoscopes (Casting Predictions) Love, Business, Finance, Marriage Lucky Name & Gems Selections., etc gupthaastro_19@yahoo.co.in Cell: 9848217464, 8008797927

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Reach out to the children of lesser God, Rise up to help these mentally challenged children of Kanna Ashrai Foundation. Donations made to the foundation are exempted from tax under section 80 G (v) of the IT Act.

Kanna Ashrai Foundation

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Burugupudi, Opp: Airport, E.G. Dist. Contact: 9247025848, 9010644554, 9989031681 www.kannaashraifoundation.org Kaf.burugupudi@gmail.com


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Nature

Infosys Campus in 450 acers

singapoor Town ship

Mindspace Raheja IT Park

NIMS University

Indoor Games

Mango Plantation

Nagireddy Pally Railway Station

Children Play Area

Cottages

Route Map

Nature

Outer Ring Road

State Highway Adjacent Our site

Swimming Pool

Futures: Highlights: Venture Located on State Highway Venture Opp. to Nagireddypalli Railway Station Very Near to Bhongir By-pass Road (Warangal Highway) 30 min Drive from Secunderabad by Train 45 min Drive from Uppal Ring Road

Immediate Registration 300 acre Venture Mango Plantation Drip Irrigation Free Resort Membership Monthly Instalment Facility 24hrs Security Avenue Plantation Gated Community Old Age Home Common Fencing around the Venture

#Aman Arcade 142/A, Sindhi colony, P.G.Road, Near SBH ATM, Secunderabad - 500 003 : 9848080111, 9848155111 ravi4ren@gmail.com www.natureavenues.com metro

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