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One on One: Ajay Devgn being behind the camera ... 14

Beauty Secrets: Kangana Ranaut on beauty tips ... 16

Fashion Trends: Neha Dhupia on her fashion secrets … 18

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New Delhi (IANS) Since his debut with “Phool Aur Kaante” in 1991, Ajay Devgn has lived a multifaceted life of an actor, producer, director and writer. But he says he likes being “behind the camera” because he has been there since childhood, courtesy his father and stunt choreographer Veeru Devgan. “Shivaay” marks the 46-year-old's return to the director’s chair after 2008 film “U Me Aur Hum”. The film has been in news for reasons other than this too! His film, Nishikant Kamat's directorial Drishyam” is a remake of the Malayalam film of the same name. Asked what can be expected this time from him, Ajay said: “Hopefully something different, because ‘Drishyam’ is about the character of a common man who has got a lot of shades. He shows a visual which is deceptive and manages to practically con the whole police force. "I’ve not seen the Malayalam film. This is my take of the character because Mohanlal is a fabulous actor and I didn’t want to get into his shoes." Considering that the multi-lingual drama "Baahubali - The Beginning" has broken film records in the country, is Bollywood facing stiff competition from southern cinema? “Not really," said Ajay, and added: "I don’t understand why we divide south and north as it's one film industry and one country. Remake of south films have been made in Bollywood. But it’s not a one side thing as in south also we have had remakes of Bollywood films. So it’s a nice exchange of literature." But when he looks back, he says: "I don’t even realize that it’s been 25 years. Good times fly too fast and today also I feel like I just started yesterday. My journey has been fabulous and so smooth that I haven’t realized it at all.”





What's in your make-up bag? A concealer, MAC Studio Fix, a blusher and a lip balm. Describe your skincare routine I am particular about cleansing, toning and moisturizing my skin. I avoid getting facials but since my skin is sensitive I do occasionally get clean-ups done. I've heard honey applied on the face works as an anti-bacterial. What's your go-to beauty look for a red carpet event? I like retro old Hollywood looks. Red carpet for me is retro hair and red lipstick and winged eyeliner. I feel I should try something else but keep coming back to this style. I think this look goes with gowns and the whole glamorous feel. What do you think is sexy, beauty-wise? Good, glowing healthy skin is sexy. Good hair shows your inner health it shows on your face. Any idols growing up? I used to love Sridevi. When I was a child I used to dance on her Hawa Hawai song. What are some tips you've taken from beauty artists and use daily? A beauty artist told me putting on make-up takes close to an hour and most women just wash it off in five minutes. He told me one should properly wipe the make-up off and then use a toner and a moisturizer and an eye cream. It should take at least 10-15 minutes to remove make-up patiently. That really helped me, as my skin was really bad initially. You need to spend some time to take your make-up off. What's the weirdest thing you've tried in the name of beauty? Lip plumper's – those injection types. I had an accident as a child and had a band of fibrosis on my lips and 16


someone suggested I use lip fillers. But my skin reacted badly to it. What product do you turn to for a beauty boost? I like to stay healthy and use organic products. I occasionally use Fabindia shampoos. Do you gravitate toward a lip color and if so, which shade? Yes, I like nude lip colors from fresh pink to pale tones. I also like ox blood colors. What's the best beauty advice you've received? That you should not use soap on your face. Clean instead with a soap-free cleanser. When you use soap, it strips off all the oil from your skin which in turn makes the skin release too much oil. FOR ADVERTISING CALL 404-246-3256


Neha Dhupia talks about what makes her tick as one of the best dressed Bollywood Celebrities 1.

What is your idea of style? Your personal style?

I love to wear what I feel comfortable in. I like to dress according to the occasion and I first choose the shoes that I want to wear and then dress up accordingly.


Your first fashionable outfit/accessory you wore?

My first accessory ever has to be the gold balis gifted by my mom. Not only did they make me look pretty, they also had an emotional value that made them special. I still have the pair with me.

3. In your wardrobe, what is the one fashionable outfit/accessory you cannot do without? I just can’t do without a big dial watch. I love to hoard as many watches as I can. I feel a big dial, chrome, black or white or can add oomph to dull and not happening look. 4.

Have you ever mixed and matched trends?

I am not a very fusion kind of person. But I love to mix and match my accessories. I love to add spirit to my look with my accessories. If I’m wearing a heavily embroidered dress I will just wear long earrings and a chunky watch.


Name one trend that you just don’t understand?

One thing I don’t understand at all is hipster style pants that look absolutely weird and highlights the butt in a not-so-sexy manner.


A celebrity whose fashion sense you admire?

I love Audrey Hepburn for her classic style. And in India it is Sonam Kapoor as she carries herself very well be it in Indian wear or western vintage outfits.


People follow celebs. Where do you, as a celeb, get your fashion tips from? I don’t follow any fashion trends. Whatever I wear is as per my frame of mind or what I feel on a particular day. I love to watch work done by designer friends





Eating healthy can be a challenge especially when  option all purpose flour can be replaced with whole wheat you want to  lose weight but are not sure about  or multigrain what is a healthier option that will contribute                        ROTI VS RICE to your weight loss. We got Rakhee Todankar,                         a nutritionist at Gold's Gym, to help you make                    1 Wheat Roti (50 gm) 120 cal - 1 cup of cooked White Rice (150 gm) 170 cal the right choice between popular food items. 

DHOKLA VS IDLI Dhokla (2 pcs) 80 cal - Idli (2 pcs) 150 cal Dhokla and idli both are equally healthy. While the former is made with gram flour (besan) and subsequently steamed, the latter goes through a fermentation process, which increases the bioavailability of proteins and enhances the vitamin B content of the food. As it is steamed, fat content is low and it is easily digestible. Dhokla has a low glycemic index (it releases glucose at a more sustained rate) which makes it good for diabetics. Due to lower glycemic index, and calorie count, besan is often used as a low calorie food for those trying to lose weight. Since besan does not contain gluten, it is a great substitute to wheat for those people who are allergic to gluten. Use of dal and rice in idli is a good combination as the amino acids in them complement each other. Both can be made healthier by adding different veggies and pulses in it.

PITA BREAD VS REGULAR BREAD Pita Bread (100gm) 266 cal - Reg. Bread (100gm) 266 cal The ingredients and nutritional value of pita bread and regular bread are essentially identical. To make it a healthier



Wheat chapati is the healthiest option because wheat rotis get slowly digested it results in a feeling of satiety for a longer time and hence it's good for weight watchers. Wheat rotis take longer time to digest which helps to maintain blood sugar levels. Rotis or chapatis made from whole wheat are low in fat and rich in fiber, hence reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer.

FRIED EGG VS FRIED FISH Fried Egg (1 pc) 160 cal - Fried Fish (2 pcs) 190 cal Egg as well as fish are healthy, both are high in protein. They contain good fats and vitamins. To make it healthier instead of frying one can make boiled egg or grilled/steamed fish.

UPMA VS POHA Upma (1 cup) 270 cal - Poha (1 cup) 270 Both are good as long as they are made in 1-2 tsp oil. Many people hate to eat to vegetables, but if you add vegetables like peas, carrots, capsicum, sweet corn and onions etc, or sprouts in the upma/poha, this will not only taste better but also bring color to the white, pale looking upma and of course increase its nutrients value. FOR ADVERTISING CALL 404-246-3256


SWEDEN Western Europe’s third largest country is also home to some of the world’s happiest, with Swedes giving their lives an average satisfaction grade of 7.4, one of the highest scores in the OECD. And of course, it has many picture perfect sights!

SWITZERLAND Switzerland came from third place last time to be named as the world’s happiest country. They have many reasons to be so, too. The average life expectancy is 82.8; they are multilingual, with most citizens understanding German, French and English; they have glorious landscapes encompassing thick forest, wide lake and handsome railway lines. Do we need say more? Also, the latest World Economic Forum report named it the “most competitive country in the world” for the sixth consecutive year. The country was recognized for its “effective institutions; sound and healthy public finances, an attractive tax regime, excellent infrastructure and connectivity and education system.



The Netherlands is down from fourth place in the last World Happiness Report, released in 2013, but is still renowned for is liberal policies and tasty beer.

Europe’s eighth largest country has also been previously ranked among the countries with the highest quality of life by the Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index and among the most peaceful countries in the world by the Global Peace Index.

AUSTRALIA Home to the world’s largest coral reef system, pristine beach coasts and year-round warm temperatures, Australia is one of the world’s most popular destinations. Melbourne has also previously been named “the best city in the world to live in”, according to "livability” study, good quality of medical care, schools and transport links.




THE FOODIE New Delhi (IANS) California pistachios ‐ also called the 'smiling nut' are no stranger to most  foodies ‐ one of the best antioxidants and a popular ingredient in desserts. Add nutrients,   not weight, with California pistachios in your sweet treats and main course, Corporate Chef  Olivier Vincenot said at a live demo as he whipped up yummy deserts ... 

"The unique flavor of pistachios can create wonder if adds to something else and not necessarily eaten by themselves," Vincenot said at the demo at the Foodhall at DLF Saket with collaboration of American Pistachio Growers. Not for nothing is pista ice cream something that my sweet tooth always crave for! These terribly "dil maange more" nuts taste amazingly good in roasted, salted and crushed form. The kennel is nutty, yet pleasantly unique in taste with a fruity aroma. It compliments well with almost all sweets and desserts as in pista roll and pista kulfi being the more popular ones. Chef Vincenot surprised me with his lip-smacking recipes. His innovative style and culinary magic transforms the pistachios to a mainstream must-have. The health benefits of pistachios have encouraged him to explore the nut ad infinitum. For instance, for the finger-licking appetizer - pistachio hummus - he twisted the Mediterranean dip with a pistachio touch to make it best served with lightly-flavored chips. Its mild flavor and attractive green color made it very tempting. He also served up a pistachio blancmange, a chilled dessert combined with milk. It needed to be prepared very carefully with pistachio powder to ensure that it does not turn up very thick.

For the record, a one-ounce serving of pistachios equals 49 nuts, more than any other snack nut. In addition, they contain a significant amount of potassium - 300mg - and 3g of fiber per serving. They are cholesterol free and contain just 1.5 grams of saturated fat and 12.5 grams of fat per serving, the majority of which comes from monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. INGREDIENTS:

− 3/4 cup sugar  − 4 large egg yolks  − 1 cup whipping cream  − 1/2 teaspoon almond extract  − 3/4 cup unsalted pistachios, toasted, coarsely chopped  − 1 cup unsalted shelled pistachios  − 2 cups milk (do not use low‐fat or nonfat)   


− Finely grind 1 cup pistachios and 1/4 cup sugar in processor.  Bring milk and ground pistachio mixture to boil in heavy large  saucepan. Remove from heat. Mix in almond extract.  − Whisk egg yolks and remaining 1/2 cup sugar in medium bowl.  Gradually whisk in hot milk mixture. Return custard to saucepan.  Cook over low heat until custard thickens and leaves path on    back of spoon when finger is drawn across, stirring constantly,  about 10 minutes (do not boil). Strain into large bowl.                           Chill until cold, about 2 hours.  − Stir 1 cup whipping cream and chopped pistachios into                custard. Process mixture in ice cream maker according to                   manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to container and freeze.                       (Ice cream can be prepared 3 days ahead.) 

Ihe popular Italian-American dessert, pistachio cannoli was the other melt-in-the-mouth dish on the menu, a crispy-crunchy and divine filling of ricotta cheese and pistachio in a cylindrical cone open at both ends. 26




On August 15th, 2015 in Atlanta, Indian Friends of Atlanta (IFA) brought most of the Indian organizations together to start new tradition of celebrating the spirit of India and meaning of India in Atlanta called FREEDOM MELA. More than 10,000 people attended this inaugural FREEDOM MELA event at Newtown Park, Johns Creek, GA far exceeding everyone’s expectations. FREEEDOM MELA 2015 is a collaboration of more than 20+ Indian associations including Maharastra Mandal Atlanta, Gujarat Samaj Atlanta, Greater Atlanta Malayalee Association, Kannada Koota, Rajasthan Association of Georgia, Georgia Oriya Society, Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam, IACA, TATA, GATA, TANA, ATA, NATA, GaTeS, TDF, SEWA, Vibha, Isha, etc. Paramount Software Solutions, TATA, EiS Technologies, ATA, Swapna Restaurant, YuPP TV and many others key Sponsors. The event was graced by chief of guests Consul General of India, Atlanta Shri Nagesh Singh, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, GA Senators John Albers and Michael Williams, Georgia House of Representatives Hugh Floyd and B. J. Pak , City of Johns Creek Mayor Pro-Tem Steve Broadbent. A spiritual dance performance Gananayakaya performance kicked off the event, followed by Flag hoisting of USA and India by guest of honors Brian Kemp and Nagesh Singh resp. It was a very emotional moment to hear the national anthem sung by everyone with feeling of patriotism and also the vigor they showed while saying Lal Bahadur Shastriji's "Jai Jawan!!! Jai Kisan!!! slogan. Flag hoisting was followed by fervent and passionate parade by various states of India accompanied by the moving live music from Isha. More than 500 people participated in the parade including Gujarathis, Maharashtrians, Telaganites, Andhraties, Keralites, Tamilians, Jammu Kashmir, Kannadigas, Rajasthanis, Bengalis, Sindhis, Punjabis,



Oriyans, and Biharis. It was a festive atmosphere that displayed the culture, regions, uniqueness, spirit and the unity of Indian States. Kids had the most attention. They had plenty to choose from Camel Rides, Pony Rides, Bungy Jump, Petting Zoo, llamas & turtles, Carnival Games, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones, Popcorn, Giant Inflatables, Stilt Walkers, Face Painters, Air Brush Artists. It also featured more than 50 stalls offering ethnic clothes, jewelry, Mehndi Artists, education services, business services and delectable Indian cuisines. A cultural spectacular by over 500 participants for over 4 hours that was never witnessed followed by the parade with cultural activities from various states, nonprofit missions including Vibha & Isha. Jogy K Jose of Divinity Audio Visuals provided great audio visuals. Vakiti Creations covered the event through his team of photographers. IFA founding members Sunil Savili, Anil Bodireddy, Shyam Mallavarapu, Sreekanth Uppala, Sairam Pamulapati, Kiran Gogineni, and Srinivas Peddi acknowledged all the participating associations, 100+ volunteers, sponsors, vendors and City of Johns Creek. IFA core team specifically recognized the performers and their parents and the tireless efforts of over 100 volunteers. IFA has started FREEDOM MELA in 2015 with the objective of celebrating Freedom with all fellow citizens. We are overwhelmed by the support and participation from the community and want to thank each and every one that participated in FREEDOM MELA and we request to pardon us for any mistakes or inconveniences you may have faced during our event and we will make every effort to correct them. Let us celebrate year after year and make FREEDOM MELA the event to remember. FOR ADVERTISING CALL 404-246-3256


New York (IANS) Thousands of people from the Indian Diaspora, Bollywood celebrities and Indian politicians were part of the spectacular 35th annual India Day Parade in New York. Billed as the biggest Indian parade outside India to celebrate the 69th Independence Day, the event kicked off on Sunday with a Scottish-style bagpipe band in kilts, flying an Indian flag. The India Day Parade took place along a 13-block stretch of Madison Avenue in the heart of Manhattan city, news portal reported. Actor Arjun Rampal was the Grand Marshal at the parade while Parineeti Chopra was the guest of honor at the event attended by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, India's consul general Dnyaneshwar Mulay and former union minister Shashi Tharoor, among others. The New York Police Department (NYPD) Band and the India Temple organization's band played the national anthems of India and the US. Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag was the guest star cricketer in the parade. 32


Music composer Shankar Mahadevan, TV actors Aamir Ali and Sanjeeda Sheikh and Indian-origin American singer Jeffrey Iqbal were also seen in the parade. The parade ran through 20 streets in Madison avenue and featured tableaux by various IndianAmerican organizations, marching bands, police contingents and cultural performances by young children. In his brief remarks, Khattar, accompanied by consul general Mulay, congratulated the huge gathering of Indians and lauded the achievements of the Diaspora. "Indians have the perfect balance between modern and traditional and have great cultural values," said Parineeti. The parade ended in a colorful Indian fair which featured cuisine from India, and stalls showcasing Indian handicrafts and textiles. The parade has been organized here since 1981 by the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA). The FIA of the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut is one of the largest umbrella organizations in the Indian community and represents over 500,000 Indians. FOR ADVERTISING CALL 404-246-3256


Chicago (IANS) One of the most striking scenes at the India Independence Day parade in Naperville, an affluent Chicago suburb, was watching the Mayor Emeritus leading the parade resplendent in a Rajasthani 'pagdi’ (turban). Naperville hosted its first India Day, with an estimated crowd of over 10,000 spectators, sizable for a first-time ethnic event. A colorful procession with 16 decorated floats sponsored by various community organizations, businesses and restaurants wended its way along the half mile route. Several dance groups representing the diverse dance forms and music of India were part of the procession. Among the local dignitaries attending were the chiefs of the police and fire brigade, city council members, aldermen (equivalent to an Indian municipal corporate) and elected representatives of the Illinois legislature. Krishna Bansal, chairman of Naperville Indian

OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO I-DAY PARADE IN CHICAGO Community Outreach (NICO) the primary organizer of the event, said that the parade celebrated the integration of the Indian American community. The Naperville event organizers made an effort to project India Day as a celebration of the contribution and assimilation of the Indian American community into the mainstream, as much as a celebration of their Indian heritage.




Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Thousands of Indian expatriates came together in a US town for a jubilant parade ahead of India’s Independence Day celebrations on August 15, a media report said on Monday. The 11th annual India Day parade was organized on Sunday at Tree Road and Iselin in New Jersey’s Edison town amid cries of “Jai Hind!”, NJ online reported. “Where there’s love, there’s life,” said state Senator Ray Lesniak quoting Mahatma Gandhi at the event organized by the Indian Business Association. Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey pointed out that in the past, two different parades by two rival groups were organized on the same day, and that he was glad “there’s one parade now”. Ajay Patil, a Democrat running for Edison township council, said, “When it comes to India… I don’t think any Indian is divided.” Over 35,000 people attended the event last year to mark the founding of the world’s largest democracy in 1947.

Washington (IANS) Indian community celebrated India's 69th Independence Day with ambassador Arun K. Singh unfurling the national flag and a cultural program of patriotic songs in different Indian languages. Over 350 community members attended the Independence Day celebrations at Embassy Residence and sang the national anthem. The ambassador addressed the guests and read out President's Independence Day address to the nation. In his own message on the occasion, Singh thanked the Indian nationals and the Indian American community for their "dynamic, substantial and continuous contribution to strengthening the relationship between the largest democracy and the oldest democracy. Hailed as the defining partnership of the 21st century in the world, India and the US are enhancing their relationship not only at the bilateral level, but also at the regional and global levels," he said. FOR ADVERTISING CALL 404-246-3256


Lilburn, GA – August 8, 2015 – BAPS Charities, Atlanta hosted its Children’s Health & Safety Day on August 8th, 2015. The event’s theme focused on the increasing influence of media on youth lifestyle and habits, and provided them with knowledge and tools to use technology wisely. The goal of the event was to help local youth become “media smart” as they navigate what is healthy and unhealthy, ultimately getting them to “Eat, Think, and Be Active!” Highlights of the event included emergency vehicle tours, interactive workshops, and insightful presentations throughout the day. It also gave attendees the unique opportunity to participate and engage in activities as well as other fun, educational sessions that incorporate the necessity of safe and healthy lifestyle. BAPS Charities welcomed 126 participants including youth, parents, and caretakers at the Children’s Health & Safety Day held in Lilburn, GA. In 2015, the local center is one of twenty-two participating centers in North America to partake in this program. A total of 30 volunteers and healthcare professionals took part in the event. In addition to supporting First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign and the We CAN! initiative which the program focused on in 2013, this year’s Children’s Health & Safety Day supported the National Institute of Health’s Media Smart Youth campaign,



encouraging youth to “Eat, Think, and Be Active!” The theme incorporated different learning workshops, scenario-based simulations, and motivated the youth to engage in conversations with firemen, police officers, doctors and other professionals they may have once feared. The curriculum throughout the day allowed the youth to understand how the media plays a major role in shaping their values about nutrition and physical activities. Through interactive sessions they were also encouraged to think critically and make healthy lifestyle choices. Learning while having fun with their peers, children are more likely to consider eating healthy, become more active, think critically when watching advertisements, read labels, and more. Through a close-up tour of emergency vehicles ranging from fire trucks to air EMS helicopter, the youth were also given a well-rounded overview with tips from these emergency responders. Meanwhile, parents and caretakers were in separate learning sessions to explore best practices in reinforcing and integrating many of the topics their children were getting to learn. The booths that taught children on proper dental hygiene, fire safety and seatbelt safety impressed parents. The event encouraged their whole family to live a healthier, safer, and more united lifestyle. Each family that attended walked away with a unique and personal experience, which would encourage them to generate positive habits. FOR ADVERTISING CALL 404-246-3256


On Sunday, August 16th, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Atlanta, GA honored the legacy of the late former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam with the launch of his final book and gift to mankind, Transcendence. Transcendence documents a 14-year journey between Dr. Kalam and His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the fifth spiritual successor of Bhagwan Swaminarayan, who carries forward a legacy of enlightened gurus that goes back to the early nineteenth century. The event was a tribute to Dr. Kalam’s lifetime of dedicated public service and varied contributions to India’s development as a country. Dr. Kalam joined the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). While serving as a project director at ISRO, he helped launch into orbit the Rohini satellite, India’s first satellite vehicle. In 1997 he received the Bharat Ratna award, which serves as the highest civilian honor. In 2002 he became the eleventh president of India, having formerly served the nation as a world-renowned missile scientist. In his tenure, and long after leaving office, he was known as the 'people's president' due to his ability to bridge the gap between India’s people and their government. Throughout his remarkable career, Dr. Kalam wrote over 30 books and is considered to be one of India’s most widely read and best-selling authors. In Transcendence, Dr. Kalam’s writings focus on the philosophical and spiritual guidance from Pramukh Swami Maharaj that shaped his purpose and direction in serving India. Most astonishing about their profound friendship is that Dr. Kalam was not conversant in Gujarati, Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s native language, and Pramukh Swami does not speak English. Despite the language barrier, they were able to transcend



communication challenges. The resulting bond, built on selfless service and sustained through common interest, was life changing for Dr. Kalam and is thoughtfully articulated in his writing. Dr. Kalam’s Transcendence explores one man’s journey to discover universal truths, unlock the science behind progress, and understand the critical role of spirituality in leading India forward. He narrates his visits to historic sites worldwide, religious and secular, while reflecting on the various moments of divinity he experiences along the way. But, as he writes, it is in the presence of Pramukh Swami Maharaj that his spirituality truly flourishes. Dr. Kalam describes Pramukh Swami Maharaj as “my ultimate teacher”. He wrote, “Pramukh Swamiji shared with me many times his wish for peace, development, security and prosperity in the world. He feels that Indian people’s kindness, openness, tolerance and willingness to engage in dialogue is inbuilt in our civilizational heritage. He firmly believes in the potential of the Indian people to co-build a harmonious world where there is permanent peace, prosperity, cooperation and a ‘win-win’ with all countries.” Commenting on Dr. Kalam’s Transcendence, special guest of honor, Josh Levs, from Atlanta, GA said, “The book is really an incredible journey. This book talks your through universal messages on how to find inner harmony and then how to use that inner harmony to project a more peaceful world around you. It’s a profound telling of this journey of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj and Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.” Commemorating the unique friendship and mentorship between Dr. Kalam and Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the event highlighted Dr. Kalam’s final contribution to his country: His vision for a brighter India through Transcendence. FOR ADVERTISING CALL 404-246-3256





MONEYWISE Tax planning is the process of looking at various tax options to determine when, whether, and how to conduct business and personal transactions to reduce or eliminate tax liability. Many small business owners ignore tax planning. They don't even think about their taxes until it's time to meet with their accountants, but tax planning is an ongoing process and good tax advice is a valuable commodity. It is to your benefit to review your income and expenses monthly and meet with your CPA or tax advisor quarterly to analyze how you can take full advantage of the provisions, credits and deductions that are legally available to you. Although tax avoidance planning is legal, tax evasion - the reduction of tax through deceit, subterfuge, or concealment - is not. Frequently what sets tax evasion apart from tax avoidance is the IRS's finding that there was fraudulent intent on the part of the business owner. The following are four of the areas the IRS examiners commonly focus on as pointing to possible fraud: 1. Failure to report substantial amounts of income such as a shareholder's failure to report dividends or a store owner's failure to report a portion of the daily business receipts. 2. Claims for fictitious or improper deductions on a return such as a sales rep's substantial overstatement of travel expenses or a taxpayer's claim of a large deduction for charitable contributions when no verification exists. 3. Accounting irregularities such as a business's failure to keep adequate records or a discrepancy between amounts reported on a corporation's return and amounts reported on its financial statements. 4. Improper allocation of income to a related taxpayer who is in a lower tax bracket such as where a corporation makes distributions to the controlling shareholder's children. Tax Planning Strategies: Countless tax planning strategies are available to small business owners. Some are aimed at the owner's individual tax situation and some at the business itself, but regardless of how simple or how complex a tax strategy is, it will be based on structuring the strategy to accomplish one or more of these often overlapping goals:

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Avoiding the common tax planning mistakes In order to plan effectively, you'll need to estimate your personal and business income for the next few years. This is necessary because many tax planning strategies will save tax dollars at one income level, but will create a larger tax bill at other income levels. You will want to avoid having the "right" tax plan made "wrong" by erroneous income projections. Once you know what your approximate income will be, you can take the next step: estimating your tax bracket. The effort to come up with crystal-ball estimates may be difficult and by its very nature will be inexact. On the other hand, you should already be projecting your sales revenues, income, and cash flow for general business planning purposes. The better your estimates are, the better the odds that your tax planning efforts will succeed. Max. Business Entertainment Expenses Entertainment expenses are legitimate deductions that can lower your tax bill and save you money, provided you follow certain guidelines. In order to qualify as a deduction, business must be discussed before, during, or after the meal and the surroundings must be conducive to a business discussion. For instance, a small, quiet restaurant would be an ideal location for a business dinner. A nightclub would not. Be careful of locations that include ongoing floor shows or other distracting events that inhibit business discussions. Prime distractions are theater locations, ski trips, golf courses, sports events, and hunting trips. The IRS allows up to a 50 percent deduction on entertainment expenses, but you must keep good records and the business meal must be arranged with the purpose of conducting specific business. Bon appetite! Important Business Automobile Deductions If you use your car for business such as visiting clients or going to business meetings away

from your regular workplace you may be able to take certain deductions for the cost of operating and maintaining your vehicle. You can deduct car expenses by taking either the standard mileage rate or using actual expenses. The mileage reimbursement rates for 2015 are 57.5 cents per business mile (56 cents per mile in 2014), 14 cents per charitable mile (unchanged from 2014) and 23 cents for moving and medical miles (down from 23.5 cents per mile in 2014). If you own two cars, another way to increase deductions is to include both cars in your deductions. This works because business miles driven is determined by business use. To figure business use, divide the business miles driven by the total miles driven. This strategy can result in significant deductions. Whichever method you decide to use to take the deduction, always be sure to keep accurate records such as a mileage log and receipts. Increase Your Bottom Line When You Work At Home The home office deduction is quite possibly one of the most difficult deductions ever to come around the block. Yet, there are so many tax advantages it becomes worth the navigational trouble. Here are a few common tips for home office deductions that can make tax season significantly less traumatic for those of you with a home office. Try prominently displaying your home business phone number and address on business cards, have business guests sign a guest log book when they visit your office, deduct long-distance phone charges, keep a time and work activity log, retain receipts and paid invoices. Keeping these receipts makes it so much easier to determine percentages of deductions later on in the year. Section 179 expensing for tax year 2015 allows you to immediately deduct, rather than depreciate over time, up to $25,000, with a cap of $200,000 (down from $500,000 and $2,000,000, respectively, in 2014) worth of qualified business property that you purchase during the year. The key word is "purchase". Equipment can be new or used and includes certain software. All home office depreciable equipment meets the qualification. Some deductions can be taken whether or not you qualify for the home office deduction itself. It's never too early to meet with a tax professional to learn more about home office deductions.

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A beautiful dining room is an essential element of a stylishly decorated home. Pick a dining table that fits proportionately into your room and make sure you choose good quality linen in colors that go with the wallpaper and other furniture, says an expert. Can totally elevate the elegance of the space. Floral wallpapers in soothing shades such as coral or green can work wonders when coupled with an artistic dining table. For a contemporary yet sophisticated look, you can also opt for classic wall stickers.

New Delhi (IANS) Kaushiki Gon, style director, suggests a few home décor tips (

Centre of attraction: Pick a dining table that fits proportionately into your room while leaving adequate space for guests to walk around and arrange other essential accessories as well. Also, choose a table that complements the design scheme of the rest of your home. For instance, for a vintage-themed abode, avoid that contemporary table no matter how visually pleasing it may be. Color play: By simply getting the color quotient of your room correct, you can up the style statement by a few notches. If you've got a white chandelier, pair it up with matching white upholstery for the dining table. And voila! You've got yourself oodles of pristine charm. Alternatively, for a more modern artistic appeal, contrast white fixtures with red chairs and a black table. Wallpaper: A luxurious wallpaper in the dining room



Table covers: It plays a huge role in the overall charm of your room. Make sure you choose good quality linen in colors that go with the wallpaper and other furniture. If you don't wish to hide your table with a full cover, you can go in for interesting placemats for a modern room or ornate runners for a dining area that's more regal in look.

Delightful detailing: An elegant paneled mirror on one of the walls, matched with an ornamental chandelier is sometimes all you need to create an elaborate space. Chic glassware is one of the most defining accessories you can invest in. A delicate flower vase in the middle of the table in high-quality cut glass and you're all set for a striking dinner party. FOR ADVERTISING CALL 404-246-3256

CHAI LOUNGE GOVERNMENT TO ALLOW AADHAAR ENROLMENTS OF NRIS, PIOS, OICS NEW DELHI: Government has decided that Aadhaar enrolment of Non-Resident Indians, Persons of Indian Origin and Overseas Citizen of India should be eventually allowed to help them authenticate their identity digitally, Parliament was informed today. "The government has decided that a longer term goal should be to expand Aadhaar enrolment activities in order to ensure that all persons on the Indian soil (Resident Indian, NRIs, OCI/PIO and visa holding visitors) shall be empowered with a a unique identity/identifier that can authenticated on a digital platform any time anywhere," Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said in written reply to Lok Sabha. At present all residents including Indian national and foreigners with valid visas can be enrolled and provided Aadhaar number by the UIDAI.Under the Aadhaar project, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is providing a unique identity numbers to residents, which can be digitally verified using the database.As per the official sources, UIDAI is working on the policy for Aadhaar enrolment of NRIs, PIOs and OICs after receiving a direction from the government on the issue. However the minister said in its reply that no timeframe has been formulated at this stage for achieving the goal.The Aadhaar number helps in availing various services and benefits provided by the government. It is a valid know your customers (KYC) document for various services including banking, telecom, cooking gas subsidy, vehicle registration driving license, government scholarships, pension and public distribution system. The UIDAI was set up in January 2009 to issue Aadhaar numbers. It has generated 89.43 Aadhaar numbers so far as per the information provided on UIDAI's website.

NRIS CAN INVEST IN NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM: PFRDA NEW DELHI: The pensions regulator has clarified that non-resident Indians (NRIs) can invest in National Pension System (NPS) to get a social security cover. The Reserve Bank has already communicated to pension sector regulator about NRIs being eligible to make such investments. Contractor said that NPS scheme for NRIs will benefit all individuals especially those living in the Middle-East as they do not have any mandatory social security benefit. "NPS could prove to be a long term solution to their old age income security if these NRIs are persuaded to join NPS and save for their retirement income," he said. India has the second-largest Diaspora in the world, with around 29 million people living in over 200 countries and out of these 25% live in the Gulf countries 50



CHAI LOUNGE SUNDAR PICHAI HEADS GOOGLE IN RESTRUCTURED ALPHABET Washington (IANS), Chennai born, IIT Kharagpur-educated Sundar Pichai became the CEO of the core business of Google as the search giant in a major corporate restructuring formed an umbrella company called Alphabet. Pichai who holds an MS from Stanford University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has worked at Google founded in 1998 since it went public in 2004, most recently as the senior vice president of product. He is the second person of Indian origin to head a major IT company after Hyderabad born Satya Nadella who became CEO of software giant Microsoft in February 2014, succeeding Steve Ballmer.

INDIANS WIN WORLD OF DANCE TROPHY IN US SUVA: troupe, emerged victorious at the World of Dance competition here, beating 34 competitors from 14 counties. Indian classical dance moves on fast-paced western music became a hit here when the Desihoppers group of dancers from different parts of India took to the stage here. Initiated by trio Shantanu Maheshwari, Macedon’D'mello and Nimit Kotian, the race to clinch the trophy was not easy for the Desihoppers. Cries of "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" and "Ganpati Bappa Morya" rent the air and the Indian tricolor was waved at the venue, the Los Angeles Convention Center, as the group was announced the winners on Sunday evening. They received a trophy along with a check of $5,000.

INDIA-BORN ENGINEER'S ROTI MAKER GETS $11.5 MNINVESTMENT Singapore (IANS) An Indian-origin engineer in Singapore who invented an automatic one-minute roti maker machine seven years back has now fetched a second round of investment of $11.5 million from venture firms, a media report said. Pranoti Nagarkar-Israni, a mechanical engineer from the National University of Singapore, came up with a prototype for an automatic roti maker which won her the "Start-Up Singapore" competition in 2009. She later floated a product design company called Zimplistic with her husband to promote the roti maker brand called Rotimatic. Zimplistic has now announced an investment of $11.5 million from Southeast Asia-based NSI Ventures and Germany based Robert Bosch Venture Capital, web portal reported. 52



CHAI LOUNGE INDIAN CONNECT: NRI TALENT TICKET TO BOLLYWOOD - EVELYN SHARMA New Delhi: Actress Evelyn Sharma, who is of Indian and German origin, believes NRI artists get recognized in Bollywood due to their “Indian connect” rather than the tag of being 'outsiders'. Born to a Punjabi father and German mother, Evelyn, who will next be seen as a “simple Indian girl” from Himachal Pradesh in ‘Ishqedarriyaan’, refuses to describe NRI talent as "niche actors". "Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sunny Leone and Nargis Fakhri, myself have found a place in Bollywood because of ourIndian connect rather than the fact that we have grown up abroad," she said. To cement her space in Indian cinema further, Evelyn has also worked upon her Hindi diction.

PAKISTANI FILM INDUSTRY RISES LIKE PHOENIX: DAILY Islamabad (IANS) Pakistani film industry seems to be doing well and this is "nothing short of a Phoenix-like rise from the ashes", said a leading Pakistani daily on Tuesday. An editorial "Film revival?" in the Dawn said that just a few years ago, anyone making the prediction would have been dismissed for building castles in the air: "that cinemas across the country would be doing booming business and feeling confident in investing hard cash, large amounts of it, into infrastructure". There is much that Pakistan’s filmmakers can be proud of. From production quality to the range of subjects taken up, the variety and evidence of the potential to be mined is heartening. "Is it a revival of the industry, though? Unfortunately enough, it’s too early to tell yet. There is one thing, though, that is bound to help, and that is for filmmakers and producers to put objectively-assessed quality standards above all else," the daily said.

BIG B SHARES NEWS OF KADER KHAN'S COMEBACK TO FILMS Mumbai (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday announced and welcomed the return of veteran actor Kader Khan to the glitz and glamour of showbiz after a break from the arc lights. “Kader Khan... great colleague, writer, contributor to many of my successful films... returns to film after a long hiatus! Welcome,” Amitabh tweeted on Sunday. However, the 72-yearold kept the suspense element intact by not revealing the name of the film with which Kader Khan will make his comeback. Kader Khan, in his late 70s, has so far been a victim of death hoaxes several times. 54




Katti Batti

RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 STARRING: IMRAN KHAN, KANGANA RANAUT After films like DEV D, A WEDNESDAY, BARFI!, KAI PO CHE and numerous others, UTV Motion Pictures now brings you a love story about new age relationships and breaking up and making up in the world of today. Imran & Kangana, who have been paired for the first time are looking good together. Forget REVOLVER RANI, Kangana Ranaut going a step ahead showcases her boldest side in the film. Kangana will be seen playing an extrovert girl, who can sway you away with her brazen antics and one-liners. ‘katti batti’ (an expression & gesture that almost all of us know since we were little toddlers).

Calendar Girls RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 STARRING: AVANI MODI, KYRA DUTT, RUHI SINGH, SATARUPA PYNE, AKANKSHA PURI Madhur Bhandarkar has always brought forth the harsh realities of life in his movies. His upcoming film which is based on the life of calendar girls will also get us accustomed to the life of the calendar models but it isn’t going to the like the usual Madhur Bhandarkar film. Sharing about how this film producer, Sangeeta Ahiris added, “It is going to show how these girls in this glamour world fight their life, succeed and are happy with what they’re doing.” She added, “It isn’t about depression, bikini or sex, it is very evolutionary.”



Welcome Back RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 04, 2015 STARRING: JOHN ABRAHAM, SHRUTI HAASAN, ANIL KAPOOR, NANA PATEKAR, PARESH RAWAL Talking about his upcoming film at a magazine launch event John Abraham said, “WELCOME BACK in a strange way is with me alone, I have been let out into the wild alone. I have seen the film so I can only tell you that you could probably be in the saddest state of your life, but when you go and see the film, it will make you so happy. It is a universal film, kids will love it, grandparents will love it, everyone’s going to love this film and I hope I have done well for myself.” The film which was largely filmed in Dubai, will have its world premiere in the city. The Indian Express reports that the red -carpet event will be held at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel, with all the stars set to attend.

Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 STARRING: KAPIL SHARMA, ELLI AVRAM, MANJARI FADNIS, ARBAAZ KHAN This is the story of a man who goes by 3 identities Shiv a.k.a Ram a.k.a Kishan. This is due to his simultaneous marriages with 3 women. As luck would have it, all his wives live in the same apartment. But none of them knows the fact that Shiv, Ram and Kishan are one and the same man and cheating on them. Despite having 3 wives he falls for another woman Elli Avram. He plans to marry Elli Avram as well. But before he can execute another marriage, all his three wives come to know of his cheating. FOR ADVERTISING CALL 404-246-3256




Washington (IANS) Alchemy, an American movie studio, has acquired all North American rights to a new true-life romantic comedy “Meet the Patels” made by an Indian-American brother-sister team in the US. It “is a hilarious and universal story about family, cultural identity and the search for love”, said Alchemy CEO Bill Lee announcing the acquisition of rights in Los Angeles. “We're thrilled to collaborate with the Patel family to help this gem cross over to the wide audience it deserves. It's a true crowd-pleaser, and we expect tremendous word of mouth.” “Meet the Patels” premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival where it won the Audience Award and went on to win that same award at Hot Docs and Michael Moore's Traverse City.

Mumbai (IANS) New comedy show “Comedy Superstar” is gearing up to air on SAB TV which has an interesting set of judges led by Bengali beauty Sushmita Sen and includes Shekhar Suman and Sonu Sood. The show is all set to be launched on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 p.m. The show’s tagline says “Hum Khojenge India Ka No.1 Entertainer” and offers a platform to aspiring standup comedians to showcase their entertaining skills. Speaking at a press conference to promote the show, Sushmita said: “We’ve been given the name mind, body and soul. So no prizes for guessing, I’m the soul.” All the three have initials ‘SS’. All the three of them also have association with comedy and hence apt as judges.

SHRADDHA OVERWHELMED WITH INVITES FOR DAHI HANDI EVENTS Mumbai (IANS) Actress Shraddha Kapoor loves visiting Dahi Handi events on Janmashtami and, this year, she is receiving a lot of requests to come and attend the festival with them. “It is so overwhelming to visit these places and receive so much love from people there. The last time when I visited Baramati, they kept calling me Aarohi. When people remember the name of your character, it means a lot.” Shraddha said in a statement.


TWINKLE KHANNA SEES FUNNY SIDE OF WOMEN IN INDIA Mumbai (IANS) Twinkle Khanna, who has emerged as a popular columnist, has unveiled her debut book titled "Mrs. Funnybones", which she says finds humor, from a woman's perspective, in the state of women in India. Talking about the book, Twinkle said: “It is about how modern woman looks in India and how India looks back at her. We live in a world where we have sent a satellite to Mars, but we are looking at the moon and praying for our husband's long life.”



Mumbai (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan, who has essayed action-packed roles in films like “Kick”, “Dabangg” and “Wanted”, says he found it hard to break his macho image in “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”. “It was a difficult thing for me right now to play after the ‘Dabangg’, ‘Wanted’ and other films. It was challenging to come back to play a simple character,” Salman said here. “There is action and everything (in ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’) but it is simple and all heart. We’ve shown a typical Hindustani (Indian) character where people get a feeling, ‘What a nice guy’, ‘bechara’ (innocent).” The 49-year-old actor, however, said that “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” does have action to some extent. “All the action films we do, they need to be backed with emotions. Otherwise, action is pointless,” he added.



50,000 INDIANS GIVE STANDING OVATION FOR TEMPLE LAND Dubai (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday got a cheering crowd of 50,000 Indians to give a standing ovation to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his gesture in giving land for a temple for Indians. “I give my heartfelt thanks to the crown prince and the UAE and Dubai rulers for the gesture,” Modi said to the cheering crowd. “On the one hand there is terrorism in the name of religion, and innocents are killed; and at such a time of concern, the crown prince has given land in Abu Dhabi for a temple for the Indians,” he said. “The people who know Abu Dhabi, they realise that the decision is of such importance. All Indians should thank him. I appeal to you all people to thank him with a round of applause for the gesture, and give a standing ovation to the Crown Prince.”

GANDHI STATUE UNVEILED IN HOUSTON’S ‘LITTLE INDIA’ New York (IANS) A day after India celebrated its 69th Independence Day, Indian-Americans in Houston, Texas paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by unveiling his bronze statue. Unveiled at the entrance of “Little India” an area off Hillcroft Avenue in Texas the monument is a marble structure bearing a bronze engraving of the Mahatma’s face. “This is a fitting monument,” news portal quoted Harish Parvathaneni, the Consul Generalof India, as saying.

FRENCH FRIES ARE CALLING MY NAME???? – NARGIS FAKHRI Mumbai (IANS) “I lost almost four kilos in one month just by eliminating certain foods that I am allergic to out of my diet. And walking 10,000 steps a day! Amazed,” Nargis tweeted on Sunday. “Staying up late nights for shoot makes me so hungry!! Arghhhh help! French fries are calling my name???? Noo stop it! I will not give in to you,” she posted on Twitter. SALMAN KHAN SINGS - MOVIE HERO The song will be released shortly and is titled Main Hoon Hero Tera, It has been composed by the extremely talented young music director Amaal Mallik. Hero is Produced by Salman Khan and Subhash Ghai and Directed by Nikhil Advani. Released worldwide by Eros International. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA CELEBRATED HIS BIRTHDAY IN AN UNUSUAL WAY President Barack Obama celebrated his birthday in an unusual way by hosting the first-ever White House Demo Day where innovators from around the country, including three Indian-Americans, ‘demoed’ their stories. “As a birthday treat to me, I thought I’d invite business leaders, investors, government officials here for the first-ever White House Demo Day,”



PMI NARENDRA MODI PUBLIC ADDRESS 30,000 EXPAT CROWD AT THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL CRICKET STADIUM Undertaking a two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the invitation of Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Modi addressed a 30,000strong Indian expat crowd in the stadium. Some Indian expatriates said celebrations here of India’s 69th Independence Day were special because “India’s leader Narendra Modi has graced it”. Indian consul general here Anurag Bhushan praised the efforts of the Indian community in the UAE who left no stone unturned efforts to make the event possible, Khaleej Times reported. Narendra Modi is the second Indian prime minister after Indira Gandhi who visited the UAE in 1981.


WHAT’S YOUR RASHI? Aries – March 21 through April 19 This period will prompt you to deal fairly with others and you will receive a fair deal in exchange. Existing conflicts will be resolved and harmony will reign. Balance between your career and home situation needs to be evaluated and you may need to rearrange your priorities. Create a very clear picture of what you want in your mind, not only in your work life but in your entire life across the board, and focus time on each of those goals. In love, you will find it a lot easier to navigate the dating scene and obtain your heart’s desire. Favorable Dates – Sep 2, 3, 11, 12, 20, 21, 29 & 30. Favorable Colors – Purple & Black Taurus: April 20 to May 20. You will have inner strength, persistence and stamina and will use calm persuasion and not brute force in dealing with professional competitors. Pace yourself and maintain your resolve. You’ve already done the necessary work and made more than normal progress. If in job, you would be in a strong position at work because you remain independent and at the same time very useful to your company. Your co workers will look to you for guidance and they sense your confidence and strength. Committed relations will become thicker. Favorable Dates – Sep 2, 8, 11, 17, 20, 26 & 29. Favorable Colors – Yellow & Blue. Gemini: May 21 to June 20. You will have a strong and forceful presence in charge and in control of your profession. Resistance could be difficult or even futile against this energy. You will find that when you put your plans into action and use your organizational skills they are noticed and you will be appreciated for a job well done. In committed relationships you will discover new things about each other and find out that you make a good team. You believe in your right to good health and you will pay whatever is required for the magic pill if you believe it could work. Favorable Dates – Sep 1 ,4, 10, 13, 19, 22, 26 & 28. Favorable Colors – Red & White Cancer: June 21 to July 22. You will take risks in your endeavors and move ahead in profession. There would be purity of action untouched by experience. Trust in the flow and let go of your expectations and be true to yourself and your dream. Good luck will often be the blessing and it comes naturally by way of positive thinking and the absence of worry about consequences. In romantic liaisons, you are having too much fun to be tied down. You are not really ready for a final commitment, and may take your time. Favorable Dates – Sep 1 ,4, 10, 13, 19, 21, 22 & 28. Favorable Colors – Blue & White Leo: July 23 to August 22. You Materialism and profit are the driving forces, and even though you may hate your job, you cling to it and feel trapped due to insecurity. Use visualization and take appropriate action to find the career you want. You are feeling stressed in committed relationship. At times it feels like you are chained to the substance as well. You know you can’t fix or change the other person, but you continue in the relationship because you are attached for other reasons. Mental depression just complicates your health problems. You will benefit from physical exercise and meditation. Favorable Dates – Sep 2,9, 11, 18, 20, 27 & 29. Favorable Colors – Red & Yellow Virgo: August 23 to September 22. Your You are filled with a clarity of mind and intuitive focus that is making you receptive to new ideas and inspirations. You are putting the pieces of the puzzle together. You know that it will take time to understand the full scope of your new discovery. Your business plan is unfolding exactly as you have anticipated. Your financial picture is improving at a steady, predictable pace, and wise planning will only make things better. In matters of love, you may find someone to roam around with but final commitment will not happen. Favorable Dates – Sep 2, 9, 11, 18, 20, 27 & 29. Favorable Colors – Green & Yellow Libra: September 23 to October 22. You may have to align yourself with the powers that be to get where you want to go in your career. Your profession is centered in tradition within the system. Use caution to align yourself with the people who can help you but don’t compromise your personal integrity. Follow your heart and your purpose with passion first and with a foundation of practical faith. For questions concerning love and relationships, tradition



SEPTEMBER 2015 is highlighted and a traditional marriage and ceremony is favored. Let it conform to society’s expectations and all will go smoothly. Enjoy the courtship and play the game with style and grace. Favorable Dates - Sep 2 ,8, 11, 17, 20, 26 & 29. Favorable Colors – Red & Yellow Scorpio: October 23 to November 21. This period will brings enthusiasm, attainment, happiness, wealth and success.. It is about letting your light shine and being the centre of attention. You will get the job you want and you are appreciated for your productivity and creativity and recognized as a valuable member of the company. You will feel empowered and your goals are clearer than they have ever been. This period will bring inspiration, warmth, excitement into your life. You have survived the darkness and stepped into the light of who you truly are. If you are single, someone new will sail into your life. In health your vitality will be renewed and you will feel contended. Favorable Dates - Sep 3, 6, 12, 15, 21, 24 & 30. Favorable Colors – Brown & Yellow Sagittarius : November 22 to December 21. Your projects are beginning to take off and this is just the beginning. Word of mouth will bring customers to your door and sales will increase, Your new found wisdom and world view has been clarified and you feel to have the formula for success in all areas of your life. You will get a raise or be promoted if in job. You will meet the person of your dreams with whom you will share a deep spiritual connection. You have finally learned how to balance your career with your hobbies and leisure pursuits. Favorable Dates - Sep 2, 8, 11, 17, 20, 26 & 29. Favorable Colors – Blue & Yellow Capricorn – December 22 through January 19. You know exactly where you’re headed and you can trust your instincts implicitly. New opportunities have come your way, or you’re seeing opportunities you didn’t see before. Anyway, it’s time to break away from the crowd. You need to consider making healthy changes to your lifestyle. If you’ve been feeling off lately, visiting your licensed health practitioner may be a good idea. If you’re single and looking, you will definitely find your soul-mate. You know exactly what to say that will make that attractive someone else go head over heels for you. Favorable Dates - Sep 2, 3, 11, 12, 20, 21, 29 & 30. Favorable Colors – Green & Yellow Aquarius: January 20 to February 18. You have formulated a plan and have discovered the formula for success. You have learned to use the power of intention and action, along with imagination, emotions, and visualization to formulate and achieve your goals. The law of attraction is at work in your life to bring you what you desire because you have the wisdom to take action with intent. Your creative project will take off and your dreams will be materialized. Keep your partner intrigued with your magical creative vitality. You will make a strong impact on him or her with your commitment to doing what needs to be done and keeping the relationship interesting. Favorable Dates - Sep 1 ,9, 10, 18, 19, 27 & 28. Favorable Colors – White & Yellow Pisces – February 19 through March 20 You’ve learned from past mistakes, and you have worked out your plan for success – down to the smallest detail. Knowing exactly where you’re headed, you are busy putting this plan into action. Looking ahead, you see what needs to be done to make your life’s ambition a reality over time. Your keen eye for detail and your focus on perfection have made you skilled in just about everything you do. You’ve done your homework, and you know how to convince a prospective employer that you are the best candidate. If you are working in a creative field, you will get attention from the right people. Favorable Dates - Sep 2,8, 11, 17, 20, 26 & 29. Favorable Colors – Red & Yellow

Manish Kumar Arora

K.P. Astrologer, Numerologist, Tarot Card Reader &Vastu Consultant

Phone: +91-9871062000 E-mail: Facebook: * All astrological predictions are to be considered friendly advice based on the author’s personal opinions and used for entertainment purposes only. These are not to be considered as promises, guarantees, or psychic predictions. They are simply potentials to be used at the reader’s own discretion. For important decisions, consult your personal intuition, doctor, accountant, lawyer, educator, or clergy as needed. It is best to be informed on all levels.


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LUQMA RESTAURANT  1706 Church Street  Decatur, GA 30030  (404) 477‐1400   

MIRCHI VIRCHI  9700 Medlock Bridge Rd   (Regal Chowk)  Johns Creek, GA 30097   

PARADISE BIRYANI POINTE  5310 Windward parkway,     Alpharetta,GA 30004  (678) 339‐0068   

PAKWAN 3099 Breckinridge Blvd.,  Duluth, GA 30096  (678) 878‐4066   

ROYAL INDIAN CUISINE  4315 Abbotts Bridge Road,  Duluth, GA 30097  678‐473‐0300   

ROYAL SWEETS ATLANTA  1685 Church Street #106,   Decatur, GA 30033  (404) 464‐5427   

SABRI KABAB HOUSE  6075 Singleton Road,  Norcross, GA 30093  770‐263‐6004   

TAVA INDIAN BISTRO   Patel Plaza  1711 Church Street,   Decatur, GA 30033   

THE MUGHALS  5345 Jimmy Carter Blvd. Ste J1  Norcross, GA 30071  (770) 446‐6941   

TASTY TAVA GRILL  1850 Lawrenceville Hwy,   Decatur, GA 30033  404‐633‐4444   

786 KEBAB & CURRY  1905‐B Mall of Georgia Blvd,  Buford, GA 30519  678‐546‐0085 

AMMA KITCHEN  390 Cumming Street,  Alpharetta, GA 30004  770‐475‐7776   

CURRYLICIOUS 2400 Satellite Boulevard  Duluth, GA 30096  678‐878‐3410   

ASMA’S CUISINE  3099 Breckinridge Blvd #114b,   Duluth, GA 30096  (678) 380‐9548   

BHOJANIC Location 1.  3400 Around Lenox Drive,   Atlanta, GA 30326  Location 2.  1363 Clairmont Road,  Decatur, GA 30033  404‐841‐8472, 404‐633‐9233   

ISTANBUL CAFE  1850 Lawrenceville Hwy #100    Decatur, GA 30033  (404) 320‐0054   

KABAB HUT  880 Indian Trail,   Lilburn, GA 30047  770‐925‐4440   

KARACHI BROAST & GRILL  5775 Jimmy Carter Blvd Ste‐180,   Norcross,GA 30071  (678) 291‐0101   

LAHORE GRILL  1869 Cobb Parkway S. Ste 150  Marietta, GA 30060  (678) 398‐9868   

BUKHARAA RESTAURANT  3651 F Peachtree Pkwy  Suwanee, GA 30024  (770) 817‐1371   

CHAI PANI  406 West Ponce de Leon,   Decatur GA, 30030  404.378.4030   

CHAT PATTI  Patel Plaza 1709 Church Street,    Decatur, GA 30033  (404) 633‐5595   

CHINESE DHABA  Location 1 ‐ Patel Plaza  1713 Church Street Suite A2,  Decatur, Georgia 30033  Location 2 ‐ Global Mall  5675 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Ste 770,   Norcross, Georgia 30071  Location 3 ‐ Duluth  3083 Breckinridge Blvd, Ste 130,  Duluth, GA 30096  404‐736‐6453   

INCHIN’S BAMBOO GARDEN  11105 StateBridge Rd, Ste 200,  Alpharetta , GA 30022  770 622 1445  www.bamboo‐  (678) 515‐8203   

NAAN ‘N’ CURRY  3083 Breckenridge Boulevard,   Duluth, GA 30096  770‐807‐7270 

MASALA INDIAN CUISINE  Patel Plaza  1713 Church Street  Decatur, GA 30033  404‐296‐9999   

NAANSTOP 64 Broad Street NW,   Atlanta, GA 30303  404‐522‐6226   

NILGIRI’S BAKERY & CAFE  2569 Peachtree Parkway,   Cumming, GA 30041  404‐917‐0106   

PALACE RESTAURANT   6131 Peachtree Parkway,   Norcross GA. 30092  (770) 840‐7770   

SHAHI GRILL  851 Oak Road,   Lawrenceville, GA 30044  678‐205‐5819   

SHALIMAR KABAB & GRILL  Killian Hill Crossing,  4760 Lawrenceville Highway,  Lilburn, GA 30047  (770) 674‐4395   



DESI YELLOW PAGES HAVEN LOUNGE  375 Rockbridge Road,   Lilburn, GA 30047  404‐889‐2321 

PATEL BROTHERS  1711 Church Street  Decatur, GA 30033  404‐296‐2696 

SRI KRISHNA VILAS  Location 1.  5675 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Ste #765   Norcross, GA‐30071  (770) 447‐0049  Location 2.  5815 Windward Pkwy, Ste 100  Alpharetta, GA 30005  (770) 475‐9195, (770) 807‐8945   Location 3.  2255 Callaway ct  Cumming, GA 30040  (470) 239‐8804, (770) 333‐9899 

SHIVAM GROCERIES  1812 Lower Roswell Road,  Marietta, GA 30068  770‐971‐7448 

TABLA 77 12th Street,   Atlanta, GA 30309  404‐464‐8571   

UDIPI CAFE  3300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd,  Duluth,GA 30096  (678) 584‐5840   

URBAN SPICE  4120 Old Milton Parkway,  Alpharetta, GA 30005  678‐566‐0169   

ZYKA RESTAURANT  1677 Scott Blvd  Decatur, GA 30033  (404) 728‐4444 

GROCERY STORES GEORGIA HALAL MEAT  1707 Church Street,   Decatur, GA 30033  (404) 254‐4651   

CHERIANS INTERNATIONAL  Location 1.  2255 Peachtree Parkway,  Cumming, GA 30041  Location 2.  751 Dekalb Industrial Way,  Decatur, GA 30033 •  (770) 888‐4141, (404) 299‐0842   

AKSHAR 475 Rockbridge Road,   Lilburn, GA 30047  770‐717‐9882 


SHREEJI CASH ‘N’ CARRY  5675 Jimmy Carter Blvd,  Norcross, GA 30071  470‐395‐5279   

BISMILLAH IGROCERIES  279 Powers Ferry Road,  Marietta, GA 30067  770‐565‐8859  AL HAMRAH  895 Indian Trail Road,  Lilburn, GA 30047  770‐381‐2006   

APNA BAZAAR  3083 Breckinridge Blvd,  Duluth, GA 30096  770‐807‐7776    INDIA PLAZA  2905 Jordan Court,  Alpharetta, GA 30004  678‐867‐0388   

NEW DELHI IMPORTS  4025 Satellite Blvd,  Duluth, GA 30096  770‐623‐9560   

SHAHI BAZAAR  851 Oak Road,  Lawrenceville, GA 30044  770‐972‐5878   

SPICES HUT  4150 Old Milton Parkway,  Alpharetta, GA 30005  770‐410‐9477   

SUVIDHA Location 1.  425 Ernest Barrett Parkway,  Kennesaw, GA 30144  Location 2.  3495 Peachtree Parkway,  Suwanee, GA 30024  (770) 419‐7112 / (770) 292‐1992 


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