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HYDERABAD FORTNIGHTLY LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

VOL 01 | ISSUE 21 | MARCH 01-15, 2011

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Timeless Beauty Been followed since many decades

FEATURE

Unveiling the most desirable women

Gadgets

Top 5 pieces every women should have

Tea Party Saga

Chronicles of organizing a precise tea party

Piece of Life

Decoding Social Parties

Splurges

Out of the Box gifts wrapped up for Women

Tisca Chopra Talks about heart moving performances, the woman in her and life ahead...


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Contents 6 Entertainment Your quota of gossips, scandals, news and amusements

March 01-15, 2011 . volume 1 . issue 21

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10 Tinsel Town

Take a sneak peek of what’s happening in town

16 Beauty

Ageless beauty

23 Piece of life

A spoof you will enjoy

29 A Day from his Diary

Chit Chat with Karen Bhatia as she displays her various facets of an every day life in this interesting pictorial essay

34 View Point

Unsual Gifts

Special Bonding

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Women on Women

42 Automobiles

Cars that fancy women

44 Feature Article

Defining desirable women

52 Flaunt of the Issue

The picture of the issue we found is worth a special mention.

60 Fortnightly Diaries Upcoming events, City Festivals

Cover Interview - Tisca Chopra

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and Talk of the town

62 Horoscope

Check your predictions, scientific tarot reading and astrology by Suhasini

Strings

Tea Party


FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK March 8th is International Women’s Day. What does it really mean? Is it a day when some silent women are given their lawful place in society or is it a day to commemorate the equableness’? What happens on Women’s Day? Are all mothers given the day off from their parenting duties? Do their husbands and children pause a moment to think about what their wives and mothers do for them on a daily basis? Is this the appointed day for them to show their appreciation? Is this just a day for feminists to climb on to their soapboxes and roll out their tired speeches on women’s right? Is this just another opportunity for men to complain that now women even have a special day assigned to them? The answer to this is “Put on your thinking caps and reason it yourself”. I wish there was various ways in which we could examine how many less dowry deaths there were or how many men decided not to hit their wives or how many more girls were encouraged to get an education… The list is multitude. In this issue come and indulge yourself in the tidbits of love, beauty, relationships and hope that we have put together to make your life better. Let the sincerity of these simple articles speak to your soul. There’s wit, realities, encouragement and certainly plenty of enthusiasm packed into these meaningful write-ups. When you’re down in spirits, what comforts you? For me, it’s usually a mixture of chocolate, laughter and encouraging thoughts. But for women it needs to be a get together or some simple food that can be rustled soon. Chef in you section shows how to whip up some comforting food in a jiffy while there is also ‘how to throw a proper tea party’ charted out. Piece of life section talks about the unreal social parties everyday while Cover Lady “Tisca Chopra” talks about life, movies and what it means to be a women. Cars and Gadgets for girls, Unusual Gifts for the women, Desirable ladies on the planet, Manicured Nails, Beauty across the decades and women talking about women’s daythis and much more have been put in this issue. So go ahead, let these inspiring articles sprinkle stardust into your life. THREE THINGS I’VE LEARNT THIS ISSUE Women being outspoken doesn’t have to be threatening. It simply means they have the courage to be sincere, open and honest. This opens the door to deeper communication all around. At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. SO give yourself time women. All that ladies really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!!! Also a good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. Therefore ladies do indulge in them frequently.

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Esam Ahmed Bilgrami Editor & Publisher publisher@tulipmag.com

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NEWS

HOLLYWOOD

PRINCE WILLIAM

And Kate Wedding Invitation

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Approximately 1,800 invitations have been delivered for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s highly-anticipated wedding A source close to the couple tells that the invites were sent starting Thursday evening, but because there were so many it took until Friday to get them all out. Distributed by the Lord Chamberlain’s office, the invites to “the Marriage of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales, K.G. with Miss Catherine Middleton” stipulate that attendees of the 11 a.m. ceremony are expected to dress in “uniform, morning coat or lounge suit. Ferguson’s daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, is expected to attend. When Prince William swaps vows with his longtime girlfriend at Westminster William has chosen his brother, Prince Harry, to stand as his Best Man, while Middleton’s sister, Pippa, will be Maid of Honor. At Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth will host a reception for the newly-married couple and guests drawn from the congregation representing the couple’s official and private lives. The couple’s wedding is expected to be the biggest royal event.

KIM DISHES

On Her Debut Single

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Kim Kardshian, the reality TV star turned designer, entrepreneur and author teamed up with rap mogul is looking to add singing to her sensation and has already taken the world of reality TV by storm and now she’s trying to do the same with music. Kim spoke about her new single, “Turn It Up.” She wanted to do something that she had never done before, something that was a little bit out of her comfort zone. Kardashian told that she tried the album and it was fun. The-Dream produced Kimmy’s debut single and the 30 year old vixens describes it as “a pop dance song.” Kardashian said that she has a cute little voice, and she’s not looking to launch a full-on singing career as of right now this isn’t just a threat for her but a reality.

LINDSAY’S

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Theft Excuse I’m So Bussy

Accused jewellery bandit Lindsay Lohan is, predictably, throwing out every excuse in the book in her efforts to somehow beat the rap on the theft charges. We’ve heard her whine that she was raised better than that. The necklace isn’t worth enough to make this a lawbreaking case. According to the police report, Lindsay’s assistant had given the news to the cops “Ms. Lohan was in possession of the necklace and wanted to give the necklace back to the store the day after she took it from the store, but she was very busy.”As you may know, Lindsay was tipped off that a warrant had been issued for her place. She then had her assistant return the necklace she’s accused of robbing. Lindsay’s assistant told the cops that before going to the police station she tried returning the necklace to the jewelry store, but no one picked up the phone. There was no description of the stolen necklace given to Ms. Lohan, yet she gave the exact necklace in question to her assistant to return. 6 TULIP MARCH 01-15, 2011


NEWS

AKSHAY AND

BOLLYWOOD

Poonam Sinha Bond Over Food

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Sonakshi’s mother Poonam Sinha is busy these days cooking for her daughter co-star Akshay Kumar. She treated Sonakshi’s ‘Joker’ co-star with ‘Ghar Ka Khana’. A source close to the actor reveals, “Akki calls Poonam the lady with hands of gold. In fact, he feels she’s the best ‘master chef’ he knows. The actor’s diet has gone for a toss as he’s been sampling all the delicacies she rustles up. Akshay loves Bengali food in particular and Mrs Sinha made it a point to cook mustard fish and bring it for him.” Says Sonakshi’s mom, “I love cooking as it is therapeutic for me. I made Bengali mustard fish, masala mutton paaya and other stuff for Akshay and the Joker cast and crew. She quips jokingly that Akshay’s fitness expert Jennifer might be very angry with her as she is feeding Akki with spicy delicious food. Poonam said, “When Akshay would eat all that I cooked for him I would catch Jennifer looking at me as if admonishing me for wreaking havoc with his diet.”

LARA BROKE

Down to Tears at Wedding

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Dressed in a white gown and decked in heavy diamond jewelry, Lara walked down the aisle with her man in pride. Bhupathi said, “Lara, when I first met you, this day was a dream. Today it is reality. When I’m on the tour, not a day goes by without me wishing I was home with you instead, so even when I’m gone I am with you. You are my companion, partner and best friend. I promise to stick by you through hits and flops. I look forward to growing old with you.” Lara too vowed to stick to her life partner in thick and thin, ‘I promise to return your serves and volley alongside you. I will be with you through our many wins and occasional loss.” As she was expressing her feeling, the Bollywood actress broke into tears, consoling her at this moment her life partner, Mahesh. He put his arm around his wife’s waist in a bid to calm her down. Though out the function, both Lara and Mahesh were seen holding each other’s hand.

KASHMERA GOES

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Topless for a Shoot

Actress Kashmera Shah who has recently made news for breaking-up with beau Krushna Abhishek has again hit the headlines for being sensuous. She went topless for an exclusive calendar ready to launch in March 2011. The calendar focuses exclusively Kashmera and is being produced by Third Rock Entertainment. Highly excited Kashmera said, “I have gone topless for one of the pictures in the calendar named ‘Kashessential’. People will be shocked when they see the pictures and to see how far I have gone. I’ve always believed in doing things that are out of the box and this calendar pushes the envelope.” Added Kashmera, “I’m not being pompous, but this calendar will now set the benchmark for anyone doing a calendar.” On a concluding note, Kashmera states jokingly, “Every guy will have my topless calendar in his bathroom.” MARCH 01-15, 2011 TULIP 7


NEWS

TOLLYWOOD

KAJAL AGARWAL

In Hindi Remake of Singham

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After rocking the box office last year with Golmaal 3, Ajay Devgn and director Rohit Shetty are back with Singham, a remake of the Tamil super hit Singam starring Suriya. While the hunt for the female lead was on for quite a while, the makers have now finalized Kajal Aggarwal to play Ajay’s love interest in the film. Talking about casting Kajal in his film, director Rohit Shetty says, “Kajal is very popular down South. She has done Magadheera, one of the biggest Telugu hits of all time. We are confident about her pulling off the role successfully.” Talking about similarities between the original and Rohit’s remake, Rohit adds, “75% of the film will be different, while the original basic premise will stay the same. We have to make the film accessible to every market in the country. So the story will differ from the original. I have introduced new characters and subplots to cater to the general audience.” Singham produced by Reliance

SIDDHARTH

Shruti Pair Back Again

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Actress-singer Shruthi Haasan, who debuted in Telugu opposite Siddharth throughAnaganaga O Dheerudu, is once again teaming up with Siddharth. The actress will be the heroine in producer Dil Raju’s new Siddharth starrer, tentatively titled O My Friend. Bollywood actress Amrita Rao was the first choice for the film makers, but she opted out due to various reasons. Later, Nithya Menon of Ala Modalindi fame stepped in. But finally, Shruthi Haasan has signed the movie.O My Friend is directed by debutant Venu Sriram under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations. As the title indicates, O My Friend deals with friendship. It will be extensively shot in Hyderabad and Vizag.

MADHURI REFUSES Role Opposite Rajnikanth

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During her short stay in India, Madhuri Dixit judged the dance reality show, ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja’ and also attended various award functions. She was also approached for films by wellknown producers but the dhak dhak star refused. She said no to south superstar Rajinikanth for the sake of her children. Her two children are in the US and Madhuri is badly missing them and wanted to fly to them as soon as possible. Signing a film means she has to stay for a long period which is not possible on her part. Therefore, she turned down Rajinikanth on personal ground. She was approached for Rajini starrer, ‘Rana’ in which she was approached to play one of the three leading heroines of Rajini. In the film, we will get to see the actor enacting three generations. Deepika has been signed to play one of the three heroines. The search for the other two beauties is on. Sneha and Anushka are considered. 8 TULIP MARCH 01-15, 2011


NEWS

SEHWAG HAPPY

SPORTS

To Equal Kapil’s World Cup Record

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Sehwag, who plundered the Bangladesh bowling attack in Saturday’s game here, was happy to have equaled Kapil Dev’s feat of 175 runs in a World Cup game .Kapil’s 175 - then the highest by a batsman in a One-day game - came under trying circumstances after India were struggling at 17/5 in a must-win league match against Zimbabwe at the 1983 World Cup. I am happy and honored to have equaled his (Kapil Dev) score in the World Cup. People will now speak about both of us getting 175,” said Sehwag after India scored a convincing 87-run wins over Bangladesh in their first Group B game. He said the wicket was good to bat on and he and fellow opener Sachin Tendulkar began by scoring at 10 runs an over in the first three over’s and after that they decided they were going too fast and will have to be a little careful. Sehwag even said that when the field was spread, it became easy for him to rotate the strike.

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Women Football

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The long wait will finally come to an end on 26 June 2011 as the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 kicks off in Germany. Fans are already looking forward to packed stadiums, a great atmosphere and women’s football of the highest quality as the best 16 teams from the world prepare to battle it out for the coveted trophy. Grace, elegance and athleticism are just some of the attributes often used to describe the likes of Marta, Birgit Prinz and Kelly Smith, each of whom have proven the quality of the women’s game at countless FIFA tournaments over the years .Indeed, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter said that “the future of football is feminine”, is sounding less and less fanciful by the day. Women’s football continued to boom in 2010, with 512 women’s international matches played during the course of the year, over half of which were part of the qualification campaign for Germany 2011. The consistent success of the German national team, whose seven UEFA Women’s EUROs (1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009) and two FIFA Women’s World Cups (2003 and 2007) form an international track record unlikely ever to be matched - either by women or men.

NOTHING

Serious about Sachin’s Injury

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Sachin Tendulkar is hale and hearty and will be available for India’s next World Cup match. He consulted a doctor just as a precautionary measure and there are no serious fitness concerns. India meets England in a crucial league fixture in Bangalore on Sunday. Tendulkar stayed back in Mumbai, while his India teammates flew to Bangalore He will join his mates on Tuesday .He became the most capped ODI player during India’s World Cup opener against Bangladesh in Dhaka. For the record, he has played 445 ODIs. Meanwhile, the team manager confirmed that Mahendra Singh Dhoni had rejoined the squad on Monday. The India skipper had taken special permission from the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the International Cricket Council to honour his commitments at the ongoing National Games in Ranchi, his hometown. Dhoni had flown to Ranchi via Kolkata on Sunday. MARCH 01-15, 2011 TULIP 9


TINSEL TOWN

SOCIALITES CELEBRATE Store Anniversary

Con Traditions, the Designer Boutique of undiscovered Fashion, Styles and Couture celebrated its anniversary with pomp and ramp walking. City socialites walked the ramp in casual, formal, ethnic and bridal wear along with designer bags, accessories and footwear. A class Fashion for the Specials and the ones who love to wear haute couture beyond Imagination, the store bought out a unique way to celebrate the stores birthday. Guests bonded over chit chatting, yummy food, delectable desserts and spread of drinks.

Zara

Kapil

Sipika

Three to tango

Gavin

Mohit

Debonair

Abhiram

KING OF GHAZAL In Town

Jagjit Singh

Live Concert 10 TULIP MARCH 01-15, 2011

As a most important enthusiast of the art of Ghazal singing, a form of Indian Classical music that he is accredited to have revived single handedly, Jagjit Singh needs no introduction. His unique compositions and delicate voice have acquired him a legendary stature among millions of fans worldwide. An evening of the musical journey of the maestro himself was truly a treat that the connoisseurs of music will treasure for a lifetime. It was a breath delightful concert at the Chowmahalla Palace. Spotted there were many VIPs’, socialites and film stars. People were seeing having a grand time.

Couple in tune

Catching a glimpse

Enjoying


TINSEL TOWN

AUDI’s SUPER LUXURIOUS Sedan Unveiled

Audi uncovered its latest version of its flagship- the Audi A8 L Sedan. The all new long wheel sets standards for luxury with exceptional dynamics and efficiency. The car impresses you with a presence of powerful confidence and increased comfort to rear seat passengers. Apart from the contemporary luxury and bespoke interiors the car has advanced technology giving it a redefined upper hand from its standard version. The launch saw many car lovers at the venue grazing at spectacular features and bonding over some gourmet teas, appetizers and of course the best loved part- Test Drives!!!

Minisha Lamba

Manjula with Rishita

Viranica & Vishnu

Unvelied Audi A8L Sedan

Alka & Kavita

Rummy

CELEBRATING VALENTINE The Special Way

Ashish & Shilpa

Vikas & Shipra

Suchitra

Rakhi & Nikhil

“On Valentine’s day we think of those who make our lives worthwhile. Those gracious, friendly people who we think of with a smile”… these were the welcoming words at a Valentine’s Day party. Spoil hosted a rollicking day of celebration, love and joy for close friends and associates. There were games, singing, dancing, food and music for accompaniments along with laughs, cheer and enjoyment. Seen enjoying with their companions were Sareen and Nisha Choraria, Amit and Suchitra Mandhani, Vikas and Shipra Gandhi & Viren and Shikha Agarwal.

Chirag & Monika

Kushbu & Vijay MARCH 01-15, 2011 TULIP 11


TINSEL TOWN

TAJ KHAZANA OPENS Doors for Apparels

Taj Khanzana a luxury lifestyle store stocking quintessential handicrafts, Indian Handicrafs, classic merchandise and souvenir stores across the country inaugurated the addition of contemporary designer wear. There were garments, stoles, shawls and apparels handpicked from Indian designers. The newest additions to their luxury stock are the spring-summer collection by duo Karan Johar and Varun Bahl. Actor Ram Charan Tej was the major attraction of the evening who walked the ramp in a Varun Bahl attire and gracefully concluded the high end fashion show as a showstopper.

Indira & Subbirami Reddy

Maithali

Shilpa & Aparna

Nindipriya

Models at the Ramp

Ramcharan

Allu Arjun

Saritha Roy

Pinky Reddy

DENTY’S DENTAL

Care Clinic Innaugrated

Doctors at the Press meet 12 TULIP MARCH 01-15, 2011

Denty’s Dental Care inaugurated its first clinic today at Jubilee Hills. The clinic which has a chain of stores in Vijaywada, Kakinada and Vizag marked its first store in Hyderabad with a jubilant opening. Known for their hygienic sterilization processes, imported equipments and Full mouth X-ray which gives complete 360 degree information, the clinic is looking forward to opening around ten more branches in the city. Dr. Rajesh Nandipati, Dr. Kakarla Subbarao, Dr. Sekhar Chennupati-MD and Dr. Prashanth


TINSEL TOWN

SOFT LOUNGE FOR Desserts and Chocolates

Anju Jain had hosted a high tea party for the charity purpose. There were delectable chocolates and mouth watering desserts on display and also for sale. It was like fund raising in the fun way and all the proceeds of it would be given to the underprivileged children for an improved education. The guests were seen indulging in together and enjoying the chocolates. Anju’s passion for making these desserts and doing it for such a noble cause gives her a great delight.

Anju & Karishma

Namita & Pooja

Bhavna, Sharmila, Minakshi & Sona

Sunila & Jayashri

Srilu

RUSH AHEAD WITH Some Games

Rush Sports Cafe & Bar opened doors at Madhapur! Boasting India’s largest console gaming station, RUSH Gaming brings you a whole floor full of consoles, screens and screams. 4 lane Bowling alley, Pool, Console Gaming ,Foose ball , Air Hockey, Private Lounges, Party Corner,VRX flying sound , HD televisions, Large Screen viewing of all the major sporting events, Coffees, Drinks, Continental, Indian & Chinese food, all under one roof! From Wii curves to the PS3 and Xbox, from arcade gaming to the luxury of private gaming rooms, you have it all. So this World Cup, you know where to head to watch those matches. Seen at the launch apart from host of socialites and sports lovers were Martin, Reshma, Venkat, Pallavi Reddy, Swetha Tulla, Karthik and Keerthana Goud

Poojitha & Karthik

Sonal & Amar

Jijendar & Sweta

Reshma & Martin MARCH 01-15, 2011 TULIP 13


TINSEL TOWN

ELECTRIC

Mix of Fashion AARNA, the fashion gala, promises to take extravagance to the next level. The gala event put together by young, dynamic entrepreneur duo, Kunjan Budhiraja and Kainaz Mehta, was scouted as an affair wrapped with luxurious fashion and excitement, held at the Taj Krishna. Promising to be an experience unto itself, the gala happening was fashion coupled with comfort, and is every girl’s dream come true. Guests were seen raving about the collection and had a splendid time shopping for the season.

Kunjan & Kainaz

Prathana & Sonali

Sarah

Parchi

Aanchal

Ashu

Manisha

Rekha

Walking in

Jayashri

Meghna

Namitha

Sakshi

Dr. Sabita

UNIQUE PROMOTION Of Weavers

Displayed Works 14 TULIP MARCH 01-15, 2011

EDEDAA organized a two-day event to promote hand-loom products, produced by Chenetha Color Weaves, in the premises of Inorbit mall. Handlooms were promoted in a very unique fashion - using photographs of people engaged in the weaving process displayed along the staircases. All the way along staircases from P2 (parking) lobby to P1 lobby area, photographs were put up and lighting up the staircases with LEDs was also there. The organization believes in driving awareness about various aspects of hand-loom creation – such as the tedious production process, the lifestyle and economics of the industry, etc – would lead to better appreciation of the products.


MUSIC DELIGHTS

A mystical journey of classical rhythms with an exquisite blend of pop rock beats, STRINGS from Pakistan talks to TULIP while the band was in town for a concert. Here’s an excerpt from the chat with the duo singers!

Live in concert at B & C was overwhelming. Everyone loved the video and thought it was very inspiring. We just wanted to let the anger out of our system but in a constructive way.

Bilal Maqsood & Faisal Kapadia How do you feel about STRINGS coming back to Hyderabad? We are really excited to come back. Hyderabad is very homely to us and very similar to Pakistan. Insha Allah we’re performing the 7th or 8th time in Hyderabad. We always come back with energized and full of fresh ideas. In India, Bollywood dominates the music scene. How did you manage to carve a niche for yourself in this scenario? Strings is the music which fills in the gaps between the western and Bollywood music both. That’s all I can say! ‘Durr’ and ‘Dhaani’ were very famous albums even beyond the front, since they were released. What’s the journey been like since then? It was great! They were actually no expectations while releasing these two albums. Thankfully people loved it all around the world. The most important news was that we got a large number of fans from all the major cities that see Strings from different light. How was your latest song and video ‘’Ab Khud Kuch Kerna Paray Ga’’ received? As much as we wanted to record and release the song, we were equally unsure about the response it would receive (Laughs) it

What’s next for Strings, do we get to see you more in Bollywood? Hopefully! This year we shall be doing something more interesting. Strings had performed a number of charity concerts recently. What was the band’s motivation behind the move? Yes. Ofcourse! We have been blessed by the grace of God. Strings have been around for a long time. We believe that society has given us a lot and it’s important to give it back too. (Laughs). It might sound a little selfish but it’s true. Define Strings in three words. Consistency. Simplicity. Music from heart. ‘’String is the String between India and Pakistan’’ Would you like to talk a little about that? Music plays a very important role and we as Strings are also very important. When we come here to perform we interact with a large number of crowds and after we go back to Pakistan we take back the good memories with us and share it all with the people there. So they get really happy listening to us and knowing the reality, that’s not shown on television. Strings is actually connecting both the countries. On Hyderabad We have always enjoyed a massive fan base in Hyderabad. The Hyderabadi audiences are really awesome and we love to perform here always! MARCH 01-15, 2011 TULIP 15


BEAUTILICIOUS

Ageless Decades of Beautiful Skin

By Saloni Gupta

You already know that age plays a huge role in how your skin looks and the way you take care of it! GO AHEAD… peel away the years for smoother and more radiant skin!!! TULIP takes you on a journey giving the insights of the 4 decades.

In Your

In Your

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ttention, dewy young beauties: This is the most important decade for your skin. The way you care for it now will determine what it will look like for the rest of your life. Because it’s probably at its healthiest, with great collagen support, your skin is flexible. Whatever sun damage you may have has not yet started to show. Lucky you: Light reflects off the plump surface of your cheeks, giving you a healthy glow. The number one complaint among women in their 20s is acne! But it’s largely avoidable. Most 20-somethings crack out because they use dehydrating products that strip their skin of natural oils which causes oil glands to overproduce, resulting in pimples. Sunscreens and a weekly pack are musts. Pick a brand, any brand. But be absolutely sure that your moisturizer has SPF 15 or 20, and that it gives you both UVA and UVB protection. As for the weekly pack homemade chick pea flour with a pinch of turmeric or fullers earth can be used. Fortnightly rose water clean ups where apart from moisturizing the skin you can also remove away layers of dead skin and blackheads are a good option if you don’t have a problematic and sensitive skin. 16 TULIP MARCH 01-15, 2011

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ven if you’ve taken good care of your skin, you’ll probably start noticing fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the eyes and mouth. Dark-skinned women might notice yellowing of the skin and patchy skin tone. Fair-skinned women might see some hyper pigmentation, freckles (brown spots) and reddishness. Skin becomes thinner and improved, there’s some loss of collagen, and cell turnover has begun to slow down, making your complexion look a little dreary. In addition to SPF 15 or 20 with UVA/UVB protection, your moisturizer should contain antioxidants, like green or white tea, pomegranate, or vitamin C, which will protect your skin from damaging free radicals. Start wearing an eye cream daily for dark circles. You’ll see an immediate improvement if you exfoliate. You’re getting enough exfoliation if you’re using a retinoid at night. But if you’re not, or if your skin isn’t too sensitive to handle it, add a cleanser, moisturizer, or night cream with glycolic or salicylic acid. Avoid harsh scrubs and look for one with synthetic micro beads, which are gentler than those containing larger, irregularly shaped ones. For a clue the scrubs are blue in colour with AHA

essentials. Once in every two days while watching TV during the nights squash a grape fruit or a piece of watermelon and slather it all over your skin and let it dry. SO while you enjoy your daily quota of entertainment let the skin gather in all the goodness of those rejuvenating juices and work their magic for the next day.


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hose great beach vacations you took in your teens are showing up on your face. You’re beginning to see cumulative sun damage in the form of blotchiness, bad skin and redness. You’re also losing more collagen and elasticity, and your skin retains less moisture. Because it doesn’t reflect light evenly, your complexion is losing some of its glow. Use a creamy rather than gel cleanser morning and night, unless you can tolerate one with a mild AHA or salicylic acid once a day. Supplement your broadspectrum moisturizer, which should contain SPF 15 or 20, with a couple of creams, lotions, or serums containing at least two types of antioxidants. You’ll get a wider benefit from switching off, because different antioxidants address different

problems. Or, if your skin is beginning to look creepy, try a formula with peptides, which have been shown to strengthen collagen. Treat dryness with a rich moisturizing cream that contains shea butter or oils. High end anti aging facials like Galvanic, Wrinkle control, yummy chocolate facial, Platinum and Flower facials (containing marigold and rose essentials) are good for this type of skin. Indulging in it once a month can work wonders for the skin, there is no harm in getting it twice because as long as you enjoy the pampering, the results will definite show on your face.

on’t even think of retiring from the skincare game. It’s never too late to prevent sun damage and to stop the progression of damage you may already have. Cell turnover is slow and the most significant change you’ll notice in your complexion is dryness and loss of elasticity. Expression lines no longer disappear after you stop smiling or squinting; pores are more visible, especially on the nose and cheeks. You’re likely to have developed spider veins, pigmentation and spots from sun damage. Menopause can cause a multitude of skin problems, including extreme dryness and acne. Once you hit your 60s and 70s, basically all the issues that arose in your 50s become more extreme. Aren’t you glad you’re flooded with post menopausal relish? Wash morning and night with a non soap cleanser or a creamy, foaming one. Apply and age control cream and enjoy the ageing. Strictly in this age give a second thought to Botox and liposuctions because they really don’t enhance the beauty of timeless ageing. Take a cue from Helen, Sharmila Tagore and Waheeda Rehman. MARCH 01-15, 2011 TULIP 17


SPECIAL BONDING

Redefining Cliqued Relations By Bhuvana Balaji

There is nothing to imply that motherhood cannot be shared by more than one person. Usha and Aarti Badruka redefine the whole context of a mother-in-law — daughter-inlaw relationship and adorn it with a fresh enchanting guise which is beautiful inside-out and is a wonderful paradigm of this life-long alliance. Let’s experience a flash of life from the prospect of this inspirational mother-in-law — daughter…ohh wait...mother-daughter pair. “Right from the start, it has been a very special bonding…it has never been the dramatic mother-in-law daughter-in-law relationship…and I am glad never to have experienced that with Aarti,” says Usha, her eyes glowing with fondness for her daughter-in-law. Aarti seconds her opinion with a charming smile and says, “Whenever we go out, people recognize us as mother and daughter. They generally don’t know I am her daughter-in-law unless we tell them about it. We are more like friends; we go to our lunches together, we gel so well…our likes are very similar, we both like to be very organized and perfect. Since we manage work and home, it becomes all the more easier because we also get to spend a lot of time together. Usha and Aarti own the very popular boutique known for its unique collection of exclusive clothing line and jewellery…the Orange Feathers. Talking about the times before officially getting into this relationship, Usha says, “I know her from 1 year before their marriage. My son gave me her number and I just gave her a call and asked her to come over. We had a long three-hour conversation and then I told her, ‘Welcome into the family!’ That was the moment i realised she was the perfect fit in the family picture.” At this, Aarti responds with a radiant smile. Daughters are angels sent from above to fill our heart with unending love. And daughter-in-laws are your son’s chosen gift to

you. Talking about their first chat, Usha says Aarti was a little nervous, but she was very frank about the whole affair. “She clear told us about her likes and dislikes and she also told what she would like to do with our approval. Basically, she was so casual and cool and so honest about everything and that impressed me…that’s all I want because the family for us comes first and then it is work. It’s not like we are social bees…no no not at all…we put our family on top always.”

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SPECIAL BONDING me do it now’ and I adore her completely for that,” says Usha. Talking about having a perspective about each other before having to bond with each other, Usha says, “I think she didn’t really have a perspective of me because she was working, she had her own life and she used to hang out with youngsters, party and chill out with them, so she wouldn’t have been thinking so far ahead. But I, as a mother-in-law, had some expectations. I wanted someone who is smart, can talk well, can carry herself well, work efficiently and I wanted her to spend quality time with me for me to get to know her well…she is perfectly what I expected her to be…in fact, a lot more.” “Even when it came to work, she came and picked up very well with it. I didn’t have to teach her anything and I am really glad as she has made my work a lot easier now,” she adds with an Mother-in-laws and daughter-in-laws generally tend to be opposites and there is the generation gap which gets in the way of a healthy relationship. But this pair is completely different from many of those. “The way we talk, mingle with people, our fashion sense, it’s all very similar. She mixes with my social circle very easily too. There’s nothing like age difference for her when it comes to talking to people or getting to know them. I threw a few parties before their wedding for my friends to know her and then took her to Kolkata, where I have a big family. Everybody loved her and the way she easily adjusted with all of them,” the very thankful and pleased mother-in-law says. They spend a lot of time together as they do almost everything with each other. “We go for our evening outs every weekend, either a movie or for dinner or just make some casual plans… just the four of us…or we throw some party at home. Mom knows all my friends so well. Everyone says ki tum dikhte nahi ho mother-in-law daughter-in-law,” quips Aarti with a nonchalant laugh. “We are very comfortable together…if there’s something that I have not done the right way or I face a problem…she has always been there for me to help me sort it out. Even I make sure that I take care of her in every way. I never want her to feel that she has left her mom’s house and come to a different environment. She is equally concerned about me too. She always takes up responsibilities…takes care of the house and she has told me, ‘Mom you have done it for so many years…let

affectionate smile. “By God’s grace, I got the best daughter-in-law I could ask for…100 per cent. Even my husband always has a good word to say about her. Aarti gels well with him too. It’s her mom who has taught her all of this…the basic nurturing has been done by her…whatever work Aarti takes up, she does it seriously.” Responding to this, Aarti says, “I am married for three years now...I don’t feel that I have left my mom’s house at all. I spent quality time with them for around 10 months. I used to come over daily after breakfast, I then used to spend the whole day with mom and Sidharth used to drop me back in the evenings. So that was the period when we bonded the most. “We like going for vacations, we travel a lot you know…and we are complete shopaholics unlike our husbands who don’t like shopping at all. We also throw a lot of parties, have many get-togethers,” says Usha enthusiastically. When asked about their most memorable moments, Usha instantly replies saying, “It was after engagement when I took her to Hong-Kong and Singapore…we bonded a lot on that trip and got to know each other…our likes and dislikes…it was amazing and we had a lot of fun! Had nothing to do with house or work! We just relaxed and went shopping and spent a lot of quality time together.”

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SPECIAL BONDING Aarti excitedly responds saying it was her wedding day. “It was the most memorable moment of my life…the whole ceremony was a surprise to me… it was like a fairytale wedding…everything else we had planned together… but my wedding day completely took me by surprise… I loved it…it will remain one of the most memorable moments of my life.” “During the garlanding, there was typical ethnic music arranged for which was completely awesome…I loved every moment of the day and I am sure I will cherish it for long! The atmosphere was amazing…it wasthe November winter and everything was very pleasant!” she adds. Gifts are a way of expressing love and in their case…this form of love has existed in abundance too. “We write a lot of cards for each other… mom writes very well, she loves it. Wherever mom and dad go…they always get me a lot of gifts…on my first anniversary, she got me this solitaire earring and bracelet which I wear almost every day,” Aarti says with a nostalgic smile as she recollects the moment. Usha smiles and responds saying, “On birthdays…she sets up a beautiful table with the cake and other things…which I completely adore about her. Apart from that, she has been the best gift ever.” Both of them bond like best friends, share gifts, responsibilities, happiness, work, problems and possibly everything else. What more can a man ask who is a son and a husband to such wonderful women!!! We hope they continue being the same and that their bond strengthens with every passing moment with many more events on the memory lane. Tulip wishes these exemplary ladies a wonderful afterlife!

One thing you love doing other than work

Usha says she is a movie buff! Aarti says I love dancing and surfing the net.

One thing you admire about the other

Usha: A great help and she is there for me always. Aarti: She is very organized

One thing that you learnt from her

Usha: I am a person who gets tensed easily... but she taught me how to calm down and take things on a smooth stride. Aarti: Time management

One word that describes your relationship Usha: Comfortable and compatible Aarti: Friendship.

The activity you enjoy doing the most together

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PETS

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arrots are impressive, beautiful, colorful, entertaining pets to have. They make wonderful companions. The large Amazons, Macaws, and Cockatoos may impress you but considered the care they require as well as the fact that these large birds can live quite long. Parrots bond closely to their owners, and grieve and become depressed when they lose their beloved companion.

Some things you should consider: Noise: Most species as well as Quaker Parakeets, have an ear-piercing screech that most people cannot tolerate. On the good side, these birds are intelligent and entertaining pets with great talking ability. Amazons, Macaws, Cockatoos and African Greys can give you a bad reputation with neighbours due to their noise. Budgies,Lovebirds, and Parrotlets are not very loud, with no real ability to scream. A healthy parrot is a vocal parrot. They should not be punished for talking, screeching, or screaming just as child should not be punished for laughing or crying Mess: At least a third of whatever you feed your parrot will end up on the floor under the cage. Some of it is accidental, some on purpose. Besides food, there also feathers droppings everywhere. Consider sweeping part of your daily routine with a parrot in your house. Attention: Parrots need attention! They are social flock animals. A Parrot left alone in a cage for long period of time will be depressed, lethargic, untrusting animal. Parrots thrive on attention, they must have it every day whether you feel like it or not. Pet parrots must be allowed time out of their cages every day to stretch their wings, explore and spend time interacting with you. Space: Parrots require space, and lots of it! Both small and large parrots are active, playful, and curious. They need room to climb, stretch their wings, rest, preen, eat, and play with their toys Large parrots, especially Macaws and Cockatoos, require very large cages. Beside taking up space, bird cages are fairly expensive. Be sure to purchase a well made, safe, easy to clean model. Cleanliness: No bird will be happy and remain healthy in a dirty cage. Newspaper in the tray under the cage is easy to change daily. Don’t use colour pages which contain toxins. Once weekly the cage should be scrubbed clean and dried. Feeding: A bird cannot live by seed alone! A birdseed only diet causes malnutrition, illness, and shortened lifespan. Besides being nutritional food offers psychological stimulation for parrots. the bird should have a pellet or seed diet daily plus a variety of vegetables (carrots, corn broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, etc.).

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HEALTH

CONTRACEPTIVES, WHY? OR WHY NOT? Is the thought of getting pregnant killing your ‘on high’ status? Not to worry as we bring the solution with emergency contraceptives to make your physical affair smooth and safe! Reality We see a lot of unwanted pregnancies because of the misuse of the contraceptives. Basic problems like irregular bleeding, delayed periods, etc. People, mostly the younger generation feel that you can have sex anytime and just use emergency contraception and you’ll not get pregnant, which is not true. You will always get pregnant, if you do not have it in the correct time or correct dose. It’s no condom style, which is used to prevent pregnancy as and when required. You should use it once in 3-4 years when you really need it. They are hormones, so should never be used as they may lead to infertility. There have been cases when people have actually got pregnant even after taking an I pill. Consulting a doctor will be very beneficial.

“When pregnancies occur, disaster strikes. People now say when they’re having sex outside of marriage and get pregnant. They use this wonderful phrase, “I got pregnant by accident.” Usage Warning This question is very significant, as they are currently being totally misused due to wrong advertising. They are ‘emergency’ contraceptives and should be used ideally only if there is condom breakage, sexual assault, or carelessness or at least not more often than once in 6-8 months. They completely alter the hormonal cycle and hence should not be used as a routine method ‘’First of all the word emergency tells that it has to be used only in case of emergency.’’ 22 TULIP MARCH 01-15, 2011

Side-effects • Failure of contraception- leading to pregnancy (If periods are missed, a pregnancy test check must be done) • Irregular Bleeding and delayed cycles particularly if more than one pill is taken during a cycle. • In some cases nausea and vomiting.’’

Myth It was also believed that a contraceptive especially the pill, would make for much better sex before marriage. Because, clearly, people could now use contraceptives within marriage and get rid of the fear of pregnancy that was dampening the spontaneous and blissful sex lives that spouses hoped that they could have. It would take the tension out of the sex life that was there because of the fear of pregnancy. And it didn’t take people long to catch on. Well, gee, if you could take fear of pregnancy out of sex within marriage, you could wipe out the fear of pregnancy out of life. ‘’They can be used as a routine contraceptive– there is no harm.’’

‘’We also thought that contraceptives would make for an enormous decrease in the number of unwanted pregnancies. Surely contraception would help people not get pregnant when they didn’t want to get pregnant.’’ Feminism has also contributed to the enthusiasm for contraceptives. Feminists believed we had to have contraceptives because women couldn’t get in the work place and find their fulfillment unless they were having fewer babies and the only way they could have fewer babies is if they had good contraceptives.


PIECE OF LIFE

cocktails Glamour seduction To Live Or Not To Live fashion

“Ummah! Ummah! How are you darling? Oh! My gosh, you look so fresh and fit. So how have you been?” A classic opening and welcoming statement of every single soul who do not mean a word that they say. Deepa S K doesn’t wish to accuse anyone but explores that there is definitely something interesting about a Page 3 lifestyle.

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“It’s a known fact that the mother of all richness does not reside in the house of a fool.” wedding?”. So, they definitely suffer from “quantephobia”. The second is that, they definitely are such poor people who either do not understand the difference between need and want nor do they have the capacity to analyze money’s worth. But this does not mean they are dumb. It’s a known fact that the mother of all richness does not reside in the house of a fool. Neither, will she last in a place where they do not have respect and you don’t give her any ‘bhaav’. Therefore, it does make sense and proves why people flaunt what they have. They have to justify it you see. But how much will you live in this falsehood.

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ll that Jazz truly exists in this world. But what makes it so peculiar and intriguing. Many factors present themselves. May be they have it all and so they flaunt. Or do they actually have it all to flaunt it. You don’t believe me? Yes, it’s true! Not all times do these page 3 monks possess all that they show off. I describe them as Monks. Now who is a monk? Ideally the meaning is a man/ woman who is a member of a brother/ sisterhood living in a monastery and devoted to a discipline prescribed by his/ her order. Now when I mention about these monks, they apply to all the mentioned pre requisites. They are members of the wealthood. They live in mansion which is a monas24 TULIP MARCH 01-15, 2011

tery of their own. They have a set standard from the very pin to the pan. And they have an order that they strictly follow be it from cash to caste. So hence, they are called the rich monks. It’s quite a definition isn’t it? But along with the fame and richness comes the dangerous word called the masquerade, that they are wear, just like any one of us. It looks to me that they are more on the pretentious side, as they have to uphold all the time does not limit to the their traditions but also their standard of living. Despite of the fact that these monks are falling at light speed towards disaster, they still live that way. And a disaster fall it is. Many of them in order to stay in the Page 3 circle go up to any extent to live it up. Some of the bizarre things that have been most talked about is how a certain Richie rich does not repeat the clothes once worn. There came a situation when, this Richie rich partied so much that, the wardrobe went dry and all that the Richie monk did was rented out clothes. Now, there are two ways of reviewing this. One, that they are so much into their clan that they do not have the nerves to repeat the dress for the mere fear of being asked,” Didn’t I see you wear this BEAUTIFUL stuff in this person’s lavish

Another interesting scenario is when they showcase their work of charity. It becomes a talk from the tea table to a publicity turn table. Again here I’m not accusing them of not being true but the point is at some of the charity organizations, they come in their posh card and expensive dress, which boasts to be simple and they wear their glares be it day or night. Psychologically, they say that when people begin to wear more clothing than the regular they begin to hide away. So what are they hiding away? So we do hide don’t we? But they hide in style and glamour. And so what happens next, when they want to run for a 10K run or they support something directly or indirectly political? It’s becomes the next breaking news in all local and the national channels. Seems

“Some of the bizarre things that have been most talked about is how a certain Richie rich does not repeat the clothes once worn.”


PIECE OF LIFE like their every move is being watched or do they love being watched? And we know that these monks love to be in page 3. Talking of limelight another platform where they flaunt and go gaga is on most of the national paper’s Page 3. But have it ever come across to you why they call this section of the society Page 3? The most sexiest the most glamorous and the richest and people with split personality come here. Two sided face reminds me so much of ‘Lady Gaga’. And they probably live that way all throughout their life.

they get into this kind of living so much that sometimes they have conditioned their minds( Pavlov would have agreed to this) so much that they do not see or hear anything this empty yet noisy style of living. So what do we conclude by this, is it a real life to live or do they need to change. To one their own is the answer. This style could be right and not as well. Acceptable to a few and not to the most, this is a very subjective issue but is always scrutinized under the lens of objectivism (like

“Some people sell their soul to the devil and some people settle for the greater cause if life-called content and happiness. So, which bandwidth of life do you come?” what is happening here). Their lifestyle is one of the most desired yet ridiculed lifestyle. Contradictory as it may sound, yet their life is full of richness in the materialistic way. The question to be asked here is, are they happy? They are definitely content but is there joy in it.?

This tradition is often passed to their own children and hence you see these youngsters getting into the city’s most expensive colleges with all the gizmos and the cars. Yet, they often get caught into a whirlpool of crimes like drugs and heroines and their parents have the power and the money to get them out of their crime. And they come out clean and the next step is to portray them in a limelight and hence you see them next taking part in charity or some social work. And after

Some people sell their soul to the devil to get what they want and some people settle for the greater cause if life-called content and happiness. So, which bandwidth of life do you come?

a while one must not be amazed by the way they get back to square one. It is not that common man does not face such temptations or they face embarrassments or challenges in life. They do and we all do. The one fact that differs us from them is that a common man has no one to fear about, does not live on standards set my some set of few and does not have to worry about what to wear or how to greet. They basically live in by the hour and not in an hour glass unlike these monks. It’s a tragedy or irony, MARCH 01-15, 2011 TULIP 25


SPECIAL

High tea

the new sensation

By Dipika Pillay

Here is calling all trendy females who love to indulge in elegant cocktails, graceful dinners or similarly sophisticated soirees. There’s a new craze in entertainment and I don’t mean The Blackberry. High tea is the new sensation and the latest ritual demanding the attention of every savvy hostess and popular socialite. The new cocktail hour, the new baby shower, the new old thing and the old new thing. If you haven’t been to high tea yet — frankly — you’re late. The history of high tea Historically ‘high tea’ was the light meal eaten at the day’s end by the weary working class in Britain. This was likely a 6pm meal, consisting of scraps from breakfast and lunch (sandwiches, sausages, soup). The meal would have be taken at a high table (as opposed to a low table) and served with — you guessed it — a pot of hot tea. In a modern light however, high tea has become a tantalizing affair served any time between mid-morning and 6pm.

Tea and Food The contemporary ritual is characterized by the serving of three types of foods presented on a three-tiered tray: savory on the bottom layer (finger sandwiches and appetizers), scones with jam and cream on the middle layer and finally, cakes, cookies and sweet treats served on the top. This dainty arrangement is served with tea (or coffee) — or for a wildly indulgent twist, champagne or sparkling wine. Offer your guests a selection of teas to include English breakfast, Earl Grey and some herbal teas (coffee should also be offered as many people prefer it). Champagne or sparkling wine can also be offered at any stage to shift the tone to be more celebratory or decadent. You could try some cucumber crackers, masala French fries and minty cheese sandwiches for the appetizers while for the sweet treats you can have cashew cookies, banana bread and green tea cup cakes. Replace crackers and biscuits with a sumptuous selection of chips, toasts and dips.

Home entertainment Create a cosy den in your home or garden with iron chairs, ottomans, low seats with cushions, pillows, mattresses and blankets. Hire some age-appropriate films and as the evening wears on encourage your guests to relax and enjoy the entertainment. You can also play some games like cookie decorating and strawberry dipping ones and give away prizes for the best one.

Table setting Tea party in the garden doesn’t have to be about plastic sauce bottles and paper napkins. You can add some sophistication to your evening using. Fresh white linen napkins, glass jars and bottles for sauces and condiments, a side table to hold excess salads, sugar and milk, a glass carafe as a water jug with slices of lemon and candles as a centerpiece.

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Lighting Nothing subtly screams ambience like clever lighting. For a tea party inside the house, place candles of different sizes all over the room to cast sexy wall shadows. Having it outside in the garden? Hang lanterns from the trees and fairy lights from the deck.

Music Loud hip hop or heavy-based dance music will NOT help you set the scene for a home gathering. Think chilled jazz as they arrive, background soul tunes for during food and some fun world music to get everyone going afterwards.

Decor Get guests in the mood for socializing by creating sub-areas in your entertaining space from clusters of chairs and piles of cushions. Inject splashes of colour with bunches of fresh blooms and ensure the table is set correctly.

Scents Get aromat-chic and have guests’ senses reeling! Place a basket of lavender by the front door to give them a scenty sendoff, scatter dried thyme and rosemary over the dinner table and burn vanilla oil in the bathroom in case of unforeseen smells.

Après high tea Before leaving it’s time to surprise your guests with something a little different. Given you’re moving from the kitchen to the outdoor area you’ll want to keep this as simple as possible. Try these. Sweet sorbet served frozen and presented in a chilled glass with a small garnish (strawberries and mint look great). A classic cheese board served with fruit and/or chocolate. An affogato is also an easy and elegant way to end your tea party. Make a pot of strong plunger coffee and take it to the table along with short glasses each set with a scoop of icecream and a shot of liqueur. Pour coffee over the ice-cream and serve with a teaspoon. MARCH 01-15, 2011 TULIP 27


CHEF IN YOU

Grilled Fish INGREDIENTS: Pomphret - 2 pieces, Garam Masala- 2 tsp, Coriander powder- 2 tsp, Vinegar- 4 tsp, Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp, Chilli powder, oil and salt accordingly. METHOD Rub the fish with salt, chilli powder, garam masala, vinegar, coriander powder and ginger garlic paste. Keep it aside. Line a pan with oil and grill the fish and serve hot.

SPAGHETTI AND CHEESE BALLS IN TOMATO SAUCE INGREDIENTS: Paneer-100g,Bread- 2 slices, Soda powder- 1 pinch, Green chilly- 2, Corn Flour- 1 tsp, Black Pepper- ½ tsp, Coriander Leaves, salt and oil accordingly, Spaghetti- 100g, Butter- 30g, Tomatoes- 500g, Onion- 100g, Garlic3 to 4 flakes, Salt, sugar and cornflour- 1 tsp each and cream 2 tsp. METHOD For cheese balls, soak the bread slice in water and squeeze out the water and mash the paneer well. Mix paneer with squeezed bread, chopped coriander leaves, soda, corn flour, salt, pepper powder and green chillies. Shape the mixture in to balls and deep fry. For making sauce, fry sliced onion and chopped garlic in butter till they become transparent. Add chopped tomatoes, salt, sugar and some water. Cook on moderate heat for 10 minutes. Blend and strain to get the puree. Mix a paste of corn flour with the puree and heat the puree, stirring constantly. Cook till it becomes thick. Mix some cream to it. For preparing spaghetti, boil spaghetti in salted water and drain. Then pour cold water on it. Heat butter in a pan and add boiled spaghetti. Cook for two minutes. Add cheese balls and spaghetti to boiling sauce. Garnish with grated cheese and serve hot.

Baked Fresh Fruit INGREDIENTS Ripe figs, peaches or plums- 2 large, Rum (optional)- 2 tsp, Sour cream- 2 tsp, Brown Sugar- ½ cup, Sliced almond- 2 tsp METHOD Cut fruit into halves and remove pits. (Peel nectarines or peaches). Arrange cut-side up, in 9 inch lightly buttered pie plate or 6 individual ovenproof dishes. Sprinkle with rum. Spoon sour cream over fruit and sprinkle with sugar and nuts. Bake in 350°F oven for about 20 minutes or until sugar melts and nuts brown lightly. Serve hot 28 TULIP MARCH 01-15, 2011


CHIT CHAT

A Day from her Diary...

By Dipika Pillay

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UNWINDING THE DAY

“We have a very active social life so we generally leave when we settle the children down for the night. We have a very wide social circle with friend of all ages. Nitin and I love company, we love to entertain and we are very big on intellectual discussions. We have great friends who share the same interests and we love a good argument. If we are home we enjoy having a drink, chatting and catching up on stuff or we may watch a movie. I’m usually on call with work till midnight but I make sure that it does not clash with my time with the children and husband” speaks the lady with a glitter in her proud eyes. 30 TULIP MARCH 01-15, 2011


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Five things you did not know about Karen Bhatia S She used to be obese between the ages of 15 to 22 S She is claustrophobic and has an aversion to rats and furry animals S She remembers each of her clients and their unique traits from the day she started practicing 8 years ago to now. She remembers details of their medical history, their problems and remembers what each one looks like. S She is very bad with numbers and can’t calculate anything without a calculator – and when she hears mental math’s she get palpitations. S She loves cars and bikes like a man, and knows as much about them as any man. MARCH 01-15, 2011 TULIP 31


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WOMEN TALKING STRAIGHT

So what exactly are we celebrating? The myriad advances over the decade that have improved the lives of women, particularly in the developed world and developing nations like us. This fortnight, on international women’s day, is there anything left to fight for? The answer, it would seem, is a resounding yes. March 8th is International Women’s Day, when women from all over the world can celebrate their achievements in life and ponder over things that still need improvement, development or more specifically change. It’s a day of recognition of women. DIPIKA PILLAY spoke to five interesting women from different spheres and what we got are even more interesting answers. Here is the chronicleuncut and straight from their hearts. ANJU PODDAR, Artist Who is a complete woman? A mother Tell us who do you think is hard workingthe housewife or the working lady? Of course, a housewife. Which is that one women you adore and why? My mother for having complete faith in me One change you would like to see in the status of women? Financial security and some money set aside for her to pursue her personal interests apart from money spent on household expenses. This should be a mandatory allocation from the family pool. NAMITA KANODIA, Homemaker Who is a complete woman? A complete woman is so confident in her abilities that the things she makes are of professional quality. She is the mother/ wife/employee who is loved, respected and held in high esteem. This is not a title that came with the territory. This is a title this woman has earned by hard work, steadfastness, self-control and strength. She’s a woman who understands her family position and needs entirely; She’s always prepared and doesn’t back down at the slightest sign of discomfort. She is someone who can maintain a balance between profession, family and money management, personal fitness, socials and leisure. A complete woman is like the roots of her family tree. Water her with love, nurture with comfort, protect her with support and confidence and she is ready to keep the family uprooted in the hardest of weathers. Tell us who do you think is more hard working- the housewife or the working lady? Why? It entirely depends on the family, economics, location and support system. I believe housewives and working women, both are equally hard working in regard to their commitment towards work/ home as long as the housewives don’t meddle in wasting too much time over phone and TV-shows. Which is that one women you adore and why? I adore my old beautiful mother for everything she has done for the people around her and the never give up and selfless 34 TULIP MARCH 01-15, 2011

attitude even at this age. One change you would like to see in the status of women? It would be wrong of me to demand for any further changes in the status of women where the country is led by women themselves. All I’d share is a thought that when they could do it, so can we. Know your strengths, rights, and don’t give up/ surrender easily. Believe in yourself and make history. NEHA GANDHI, Working Professional What according to is a complete woman? According to me a complete woman is one who can be good in all relations, like she can be a good mother, a good daughter, a good wife, a good daughter-in-law, a good sister and also a one who can keep a balance between both home and work a d also socialize at the same time. Tell us who do you think is more hard working- the housewife or the working lady? According to me, a working lady is more hardworking as she has to take care of her work place as well as home. Which is that one women you adore and why? I adore ma mother as she has taught me all the good things in life, how to deal with different people n basically she has been with me through thick and thin. She is my inspiration and I want to be like her. One change you would like to see in the status of women? I just want that boys or men should stop looking at girls with a bad eye. Girls should never be under-estimated. DISHA GIRGLANI, PR & Entrepreneur Who is a complete woman? I believe that just being a woman is a gift. We are such wonderful unique creatures. We have spirit, beauty, patience, abilities, time-management, and humor like no other. However, being a woman can be extremely stressful. Women, make the most of your lives. You have one life to live and it’s not a soap opera! It’s a gift and you should be enjoying it! Just say NO to stress! Tell us who do you think is more hard working- the housewife or the working lady?


A woman’s completeness and value is not measured by the amount of money she can bring home, but her industriousness whether she works from inside, outside or both sides of the home. An industrious woman spends time seeking out good deals for her family, not at the shops buying several pairs of shoes. She spends her free time cooking and freezing food to save on energy, not using energy by plopping in front of the TV screen. A woman who is complete will use the time her babies are asleep to manage the accounts, settle the bills and catch up with the news rather than gossip on the phone with nosy neighbours. A complete woman makes gains for her family even if she does not earn money directly. She is wise in what she uses and what she spends. She knows how to cook and doesn’t have to depend on TV dinners to feed her family. If she does not know how to prepare a particular dish, she’s not afraid to learn. She doesn’t think it’s cute telling the world she can’t cook. She’s strong, she’s learned, she’s dependable and she’s able. You can’t but respect her abilities. Of course she can cook. And she’ll teach her husband and children too. Not only will she have enough food for her family, but in her wisdom in the way she spends, this woman will constantly share with people worse off than her family. She makes an extra portion for the elderly neighbours and is always the first person to take food for friends who’re sick or confined in bed. Which is that one women you adore and why? Oprah Winfrey the American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century and the greatest black philanthropist in American history. Also, she was once the world’s only black billionaire. Though criticized for unleashing confession culture and promoting controversial self-help aids, she is often praised for overcoming adversity to become a benefactor to others. From 2006 to 2008, her support of Barack Obama, by one estimate, delivered over a million votes in the close 2008 Democratic primary race. “THE OPAH EFFECT” is simply phenomenal! One change you would like to see in the status of women? Though it is gradually rising, the female literacy rate in India is lower than the male literacy rate. Compared to boys, far fewer girls are enrolled in the schools, and many of them drop out. Police records show high incidence of crimes against women in India. The National Crime Records Bureau reported in 1998 that the growth rate of crimes against women would be higher than the population growth rate by 2010. Earlier many cases were not registered with the police due to the social stigma attached to rape and molestation cases. Official statistics show that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of reported crimes against women. I would like to see women getting more educated and aware of their surroundings. Also, I would like women to be more independent, strong and be able to protect themselves and their loved ones from any dangers that may come their way. NAMRATA SINGH, Student-Liverpool University Who is a complete woman? Well, in my opinion you can’t really pin-point and exactly say who deserves to be a complete woman. I feel that every woman in her own right is complete whether she’d be a housewife or a working woman. In the end, both are substantially equal in their own ways.

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Tell us who do you think is more hard working- the housewife or the working lady? A housewife for instance has numerous amounts of chores to get done. So what if she stays at home and spends the whole day indoors? She still has tremendous amounts of work to get done, especially if she has got children to take care of. We all know how hard it is to handle kids as well as household chores. If you think that a woman who spends her day at home has fewer things to get done, well, then your surely mistaken! A working woman on the other hand, has tones of work to get done too. Apart from taking care of the household chores, shes got her work to get done at her office. In many ways, she’s got a bit more to do. Apart from her office work, she has to do household work. This only applies if she does the work herself if shes got someone helping her at home (like a maid/servant), then it doesn’t really count. Which is that one women you adore and why? My mother, for setting me an example on how to live life without any complaints One change you would like to see in the status of women? I personally feel that a woman (regardless of her being a working woman or a housewife) should get the credit shes deserves, firstly for being a woman herself, and secondly for handling herself in any given situation. I feel that every human being should regard and respect a woman for who she is. The world that we live in today has come a long way, and I feel that woman are now being given a lot more RESPECT and credit for their work - at home or at their office. This itself is a huge change for women. They have the right to be free and to give their opinions whether at work or at home. Being a woman myself, i don’t believe that we are a stronger race or that we should get more rights. I believe in equality for both men and women and so far we’re a working progress and will get there; considering how far we’ve come (from the past to this day and age).

VERDICT- Join a run, watch a parade, go to a cooking session, buy a book, get a discounted massage, attend a seminar - several different types of events honouring the achievements of women will take place in Hyderabad to mark International Women’s Day. Tulip encourages you to get involved in local events and to celebrate the women in your lives. Of course, if all these activities don’t appeal, you could always take the day off. But do know that globally as well as locally, there is plenty to think about. Today and every day. So make a difference. It is amazing how mothers are so wonderfully giving, caring and loving. Their love is unconditional and forever. And once they forgive, they really forget. It is remarkable how women manage to hear you out for hours. They never pass judgments. Never say you are wrong (even if you have behaved like the worst jerk in the world). And when you ask for their opinion they give it without managing to make you feel a worm. The sensuality combined with nurturing, the naughtiness combined with caring, the vivacity coupled with quiet understanding. It is a heady mix and man, it is very intoxicating.

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RA . The classic nt style, it’s TISCA CHOP ga ele t ye ss tle or eff wn to personifies an r you will notice her do he at k loo e On If there’s anyone who ! se ro a zling queen! She is sassy, as fresh as ous diva. Here is this siz or m gla mistress of Bollywood. a r fo nd ble ct tresses for you. skin, and the perfe ’s a slice of this gif ted ac earth attitude, flawless re He i am lgr Bi ah liy Aa r life, with getting candid about he Where does Tisca Chopra comes from? I was born in Himachal, grew up in Afghanistan and Delhi. I am half Sikh and now a Mumbaikar, so it’s quite a cocktail. What are you usually like? That’s a difficult question to answer. Self knowledge is hard to come by. I am reserved and sometimes shy. Mostly I am honest, at least to myself. Tell us about your venture into modelling and acting? I think it was meant to be. I was on stage for the first time at age three. I had to walk on and walk off- I refused to get off stage. They had to send a teacher to get me. So looks like I loved acting from the start. What else would you be if you weren’t an actor? As a kid, if I went to see a concert, I wanted to be the singer. If my parents took me to cricket match, I wanted to be the batsman. Whatever I saw or read, I would start building fantasies around that. So acting was the natural choice- I can be whatever I want to be, without restriction, it’s amazing. I don’t really think I wanted anything different. (Laughs). What are the future projects you are working on? There’s my play ‘Dinner with Friends’, a few movies- and I am trying to get my book finished.

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Are you a fitness freak? This year I have made up my mind to be very fit. I am already a Yoga enthusiast and I’ll start running as soon as I finish the film I am doing now. I’ve already knocked off a few kgs but now I want to achieve peak fitness. What kind of food you eat? I eat everything in moderation. I love Thai food. I eat only fish, no other meat and no carbs after 7pm. Make up products you swear by? I always use Olay, that has SPF-15. Other than that, I have an obsession with mascara. I really like one by Givenchy that has a round brush and reaches even the tiniest lashes. Otherwise makeup is a professional hazard. Any homemade beauty tip you follow? Well... I think happiness is the easiest homemade product. One can make it anywhere, anytime and it makes one beautiful at all times!

What is your personal style statement? Comfort is most critical to me. I like natural fabrics. My new obsession is woven fabrics. I love vintage fabrics and styles. Is there any similarity between your real life and reel life character? There is no similarity whatsoever. I am not yet a mother but I played one in Taare Zameen Par. I was a straying, bored, rich wife in Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji and a psychiatrist in a new film I’m doing. So there’s no similarity at all. Reel characters are the product of a writer and director’s imagination. What quality a person must have to grab your attention? A sense of humour and basic decency. I really appreciate people who have an eye for detail. What is your dream date like? A long walk on a cool crisp evening by a river where we catch some fish and grill it on fire and lie back in the grass afterwards. Describe yourself in three words? Work in progress. The most interesting person you have met so far? I married him! My husband Sanjay. He’s imaginative and very funny. What kind of role do you see yourself doing? A biopic about Madhubala would be lovely or the story of Indira Gandhi. How do you find Mumbai? Crowded and noisy but I love the energy. It’s the only city in India that really works professionally. Where do you see yourself after 10 years? I don’t know about tomorrow, how can I say about 10 years. Anyway life has better plans than me, I only have dreams. Hopefully I’ll still be making movies. Anything you would like to tell your fans? Things are twice created, once in the mind and then in the world outside, so go ahead and dream up the best life you can think of. (Winks). MARCH 01-15, 2011 TULIP 37


JEWELLERY

EWELED BLISSFULLY! By Saloni Gupta

Starting each day with a basic outfit and adding a single piece of jewellery which makes it eye catching, glamorous and beautiful is the biggest enthusiasm behind the trends in fashion and jewelry. Let’s take a sneak-peak on the various aspects of this everlasting zeal of jewellery.

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ashion jewellery has currently reached its highest peak, as every woman in today’s society wants to look graceful, attractive and modern. In order to enhance their look, they like to accessorize themselves with jewelry. Whether for daily office wear or a dinner party, fashion jewelleries are always in demand. Jewellery designer are creating jewellery for every occasion. Breaking the tradition and staying fashion forward is what today’s women want. When you are selecting fashion jewellery, it is best to go for the latest trend. Jewels have a quintessential part of a woman’s attire having mesmerized all for a long time and it’s that one thing which completes a woman in many ways. Women have always had the fancy to own the best possible jewelleryand their never ending temptation for gemstones. Women need to change their jewellery with the changing fashion trends with its glittering surface and exciting colors also provides unlimited options for them. There are solid reasons on women being crazy for jewellery and explore more of the fashion world of jewels This season, jewels are being invited to show up in more than just jewellery. We are seeing semi-precious stones, glass and crystals trimming jackets, tresses, shoes and handbags too in an array of colors and textures and also accessories with perfect grace and style! 38 TULIP MARCH 01-15, 2011


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Whenever you are sporting a certain trend one thing that needs to be taken care of is the segregation of your personality. All these decorative jewels can give you a more luxurious feel and spice your look with that extra zing! So flaunt your bejeweled style to your sophisticated fashion style. The best part of fashion is about it doesn’t seem to collide with the customary beliefs these days. Jewelry pieces and designs have caught the fancy of Indian women. Indian jewelry is unique in its trends. From dazzling earrings, necklaces to pieces for adorning the hair, elegant bangles, rings and an array of endless ranged jewellery is the best thing about this timeless passion which never goes out of fashion.’’ Fashion fades, jewellery is eternal’’!

The accurate combination of traditional designs and modern style in vogue, it’s natural that every woman has developed a penchant for a very elegant look. Fashion is what you wear. Mix and match work the best and adds spunk to the ensemble and are in minds always while accessorizing. A mangalsutra is not just a piece of jewelry but also a symbol of marriage for the women. In real life mangalsutras have moved away from being an overt symbol of one’s marital status to a fashion statement. Its beads are so pure and beautiful that it alone can complete a whole look. The most popular material in fashion today is silver because silver when combined with other materials or stones looks best. Bracelet and necklace made of silver and gems are incomparable. ‘’jewellery is like wine, the older it turns the more valuable it becomes’’! Capture some sparkle in your wardrobe with the jewel embellished trends. Traditional or fashionable, jewellery is the best friend of every woman like we say ‘Diamonds are woman’s best friends’. It’s the most easy and chic way to make your own signature look and a complete head –turner to stand out in the crowd! MARCH 01-15, 2011 TULIP 39


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Ladies always want their cars to be more fashionable, from the cars number plate which has the decorative frames to an interior décor and a stunning design that can be found in these feminine cars. Pink is the only thing that will come upto the minds for these superbly convertibles!!! TULIP takes you to the hip-hop journey of these fashionable cars. SAVVY AND ALL NEW BEETLE

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elcome to the world of Volkswagen The new Beetle is a small family car drawing heavy inspiration from the exterior design of the original beetle. Unlike the original Beetle, the New Beetle has its engine in the front driving the front wheels and luggage storage in the rear. It’s really amazing compared to the older model with its elegance and styling. A car that combines utility sizzling looks and a unique design was a challenge for the Volkswagen. If you have ever dreamt of owning a convertible Beetle is one of those cars that have always been there. It’s definitely unique with its fun shape and sporty designs. It comes in a wide range of colors with matching bumpers and door handles. It carries many design features related to the old Beetle: separate wings, vestigial running boards, sloping headlamps and large round tail lights, as well as a high rounded roofline that provides enough headroom for tall drivers The interiors of Beetle are a wellness lounge for the senses and the exteriors are more appealing with the soft top and sparkling features like pink painted and a motorized vanity in the trunk. It has a powerful engine which draws 150hp and 5 cylinder engines where you cannot resist throttling at a need for speed in style at 210kmph. It’s designed with special safety features. It’s a party in itself! The little flower vase in the dash is a perfect excuse to buy some fresh flowers daily. This cute Beetle is fun for those sunny drives and also suitable for all you chics and ladies out there!

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hot looking car by Porsche has arrived and is called Boxster. It is feminine and futuristic in every sense. Refined in appearance to blend the trendy ladies. This classic styled convertible is the serious mid-engine sports car that runs hard and fast. The Boxster’s interior boasts premium and offers a well balanced handling with strong engines that provides a thrilling ride. The car is pleasing to look at sporting a sleek and eye-catching design. The exteriors are so luxurious with an option for a standard convertible soft top and also a removable hard top body, with the front fog lights. Boxster shares the same basic design with that of the Cayman. It sports a powerful engine that provides 201hp at 6000rpm and a 6 cylinder engine with 17 inch wheel base drawing a power of 255hp. It is indeed enough attention with a sports body shape design. Boxster has been the leader in the roadster club house for years now. Whether you want a luxurious ragtop for city driving or a high performance feminine car, Boxster has it all!

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he Minicooper is one of the sweetest convertibles around. It’s so savvy, sizzling and easy to live with that all worth a premium. This is a perfect car for the weekend jaunts and tooling around the town. It offers sporty performance and power. The soft ragtop stands out in particular through its classy design and highlights its sporty appearance. Minicooper comes with a designed front bumper, LED rear lights and a combination of colors. Setting a new standard of agility it comes with a 6 speed manual transmission, twin scroll turbo charger and an incredible power enhancing technology which produces a power of 121hp to 181hp. The interiors and exteriors are so feminish and stable which draws the car a class apart. It’s stable with the front grilles, headlamps and an amazing dynamic control. Driving is fun in this modern and sophisticated designed convertible. Small yet powerful Minicooper conquers the hearts of all the fashionable ladies and desiring to own it themselves! Minicooper is always fascinating in its complex intelligence and the comfort factors. It’s a perfect blend of contemporary designs and design.

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FEATURE ARTICLE

Defining desirable women is a volatile combo of beauty with brains. While ‘OOMPH’ sure was one of the most important parameters when it came to naming of the most desirable women’s chart. SALONI GUPTA gives you an insight of these real women icons!!!

DEFINING DESIRABLE

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‘’Every woman likes to be desirable. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder!’’ KATRINA KAIF

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he size-zero babe who has vowed the audiences time and again, bebo is certainly one of the top most desirable women in the Bollywood town. She is the perfect- ten women equipped with smartness and glamour. She has shown her desirability through different roles. Bebo is very happy to be choosen and thinks that the most important factor of being desirable is not just to be in the polls but that only fact that the people have voted for her. Kareena promises to keep the audiences happy with her changing characters more interesting ones and wants to achieve a new ray of success. She can rightly be titled as the ‘Khan Queen’ of Bollywood, packed with talents and boldness.

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ooing fashion aficionadas as the face of Lakme, this Bengali babe who wanted to become a lawyer, was intrigued by the fashion world. However this gorgeous face has melted many hearts. You have loved her on the ramp and adored her on television. She is desirable to stay committed to whatever she does. This dimpled beauty has appealed in numerous ways music videos and commercials, staying glamorous forever! Hang on, this beauty is not just about good looks but she is very intelligent and clever enough to know the pitfalls of her profession. ‘Keeping it simple’ works wonders always’, she is a model defining desirability with oodles of attitude and oomph to boot!

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fter studying Economics at a Delhi university, Ambika joined NDTV. Besides a fashionista, Ambika hosts the hugely popular show, ‘’I am too sexy for my shoes’’ on NDTV Good Times. She is absolutely great when she talks. NDTV surely has got one of the best anchors on good times. Ambika is classy, sophisticated woman with a perfect mix of beauty and brains. Her show is very unique and practical where one can experiment a lot. Her witty and extraordinary attire makes her to be in the most desirable woman’s list. She says that she has a lot to achieve yet and loves being desirable in every reason. Very passionate about her goals, Ambika wants do to a thing that gives pleasure when you get it.

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riginally students of Economics, they always found fashion extremely fascinating. Designer duo Gauri and Nainika Karan launched their label years back. A ready to wear brand of western wear to high end couture’s, the label offers glamorous, elegant and chic styles. With a design philosophy that is distinctly feminine and refined their collections in every fashion show all over the country. Inspired by anything beautiful with style that is luxurious and flattering adds the essence to this designer label. They cater to a very distinct persona and self-determining women. For Gauri and Nainika, desires are a volatile combo of wits, beauty and a sex appeal. They have set their goals higher and want to achieve success to a large extent.

TAPUR CHATTERJEE

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njoying her stint as an Indian ramp model, Tapur is a head turner when it comes to the fashion runway. Having watched her dancing to Bollywood on dance reality show, here’s a chance to know her little more. She believes in destiny and sheer hard work. Besides confidence, Tapur is very ambitious and wants to achieve a lot by being a humble person always. She is the most desirable woman today in media- Zoom. With her striking appearance, flawless beauty and a svelte figure, Tapur has won many accolades today. She has zeal to live life as it comes and wishes to achieve more success in future.

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eing the best designer of the year, Anamika started designing without any formal training and jump started her career by winning the Damania fashion awards, which bought her into the limelight. She is always brilliant at her work. It’s always the blend of ethnic and western in her collection that has appealed to the fashion conscious all over the world. Anamika is one of the most desirable women because of her creativity and good name she has achieved today. Very talented and outrageous designer. The word ‘trendy’ reflects her all. She proves that age is just a number with some heavy-duty of her own. She is looking forward for achieving more with her sheer hard work and impressing the crowd with her dazzling fashion.

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aving a television and radio background, Tanya, as a young journalist has won many accolades and is the Editor-in-chief of Femina magazine. She is the complete care taker of this popular magazine. Tanya has given a makeover to the Femina being more representative for women. According to her desires are very real and she wants to achieve a lot more success long way ahead. She believes that every year the celebration of a beauty with brains gets bigger and better, thinking out of the box. Femina is India’s most read women magazine which has long been the definitive life and lifestyle for all the progressive women. As an editor, Tanya has given India’s largest selling magazine a fresh and a contemporary feel.

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ajol who has been one of the best actresses in Bollywood till today and famous for her romancing scenes is still very desirable to work again. After marriage, Kajol disappeared from the glamour world and post Nysa’s birth she vanished totally. Family has always been the first priority for her but today she desires to come back in the acting scenario. With her never ending home productions she is also gaining more success with her evergreen looks and commendable acting. Age has nothing to do with mu ambitions she says and show lots of zeal to work harder in the coming years.

elcome, this hub is going to be something special, different and tasteful with these still desirable age-defying celebrity women of India Madhuri Dixit who has been the poster girl of 1980’s and 1990’s but her long vacation from acting doesn’t make her any less desirable to her fans and well wishers. Audiences still switch on their television to watch her judging on the reality dance show and why not? She is one of the best dancers and actresses all time in Bollywood. Madhuri broke many hearts when she got married to Dr. Nene. With her classical Indian looks, charm and aura, Madhuri is defined as still desirable women who gives an x factor to the age criteria and shows her interest to appear again on screen. This dancing diva is a perfect ten, independent, a great wife and mother. Having achieved a far end success she urges in moving ahead and fulfilling her ambitions.

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he director of Future Ideas who has joined the Future Groups only three years ago and feels she has got 25 years of experience in retail. Ashni has clarified that she has achieved this success only because her father Kishore Biyani made sure that she ate, slept and breathed retail ever since she was born. They all have become an integral part of her life now with visible passion towards her work. The textile graduate student believes that informal training is the best way to learn. Well not so much books. Ashni is multi-tasked woman and can move on to different kinds of roles. She is creatinf Future Ideas very innovatively. A mistress of talents who dreams of working harder and achieving all her goals. Big bazaar, pantaloons are the best showrooms of the Future group. A young entrepreneur who is a real woman today and has given a new definition to desirability.

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dynamic Indian politician who belongs to the NehruGandhi family. She is ready to go off her famous maiden name. She says the media to introduce her as Priyanka Vadra and not Priyanka Gandhi. A politician of repute, she has been marked by by ambiguity in polotics. Though politics is not a strong pull for her rather the people are she prefers to do things for them. A real women of substance, noted for her skills as a good organizer. Priyanka is a level-headed woman with undisputable personality. She is strongly desirable and wants to achieve all she can. Life seems a lot to her. Other than a political figure, Priyanka is known for her transparent attitude and down to earth nature with her countrymen.

MARY KOM

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aving a keen interest in athletics, Mary kom of Manipur, started taking interest in boxing. She is the first woman boxer from India to have won five world titles in world championships. She is the only boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships. Today she is a world boxing champion. Her representation is a morale booster for the state women’s team. Mary has won the historic 5th successive women’s championship also. She was awarded ‘Sahara Sports Women of the year’ award. She desires to represent Jharkand in the forthcoming 34th National games. She stands as a shining example for right fighting and is very successful with a strong heart and a zeal of fighting spirit. 46 TULIP MARCH 01-15, 2011

KANIMOZHI KARUNANDHI

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Member of Parliament representing Tamilnadu in Rajya Sabha, Kanimozhi has been one time journalist, who has worked as a sub-editor for The Hindu and has also hosted many shows for Sun TV. For years she kept away from polotics but now Kanimozhi is defines as someone of real substance. Very desirable and believes in no short cuts to grow further and achieve success. A women issue is very close to her heart and is passionate about poetry. Kanimozhi is very opportunistic and a well known young poet. She has conducted workshops on leadership for women and also covered their roles in public and private life. She desires to do welfare of the differently- able people in the country.


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nspired by her time spent in the kitchen and wanting to improve more makes Nigella Lawsom one of the United Kingdom’s most influential food writer and television chef’s. Gaining success in British vogue, bestselling books and two acclaimed television series have helped her to reach such huge heights worldwide. She says that she is not a chef, nor a professional cook but an eater only. Time and gravity have been very kind to Nigella whose age means nothing when you catch a glimpse of her. She loves to eat and make it hard to resist her recepies for all people. A studious woman with a great way with words, she adopted motto that is applied to her culinary career and achieve maximum pleasure through minimum effort. She desires to come out with her own line of kitchen wear and set her goals accordingly.

FIVE DESIRABLE WOMEN IN HYDERABAD SUHANI PITTIE

SHILPA REDDY

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jewelry artist who has been called ‘one of the ten’ women to look out for in India and also named as one of the ’30 rising stars of the country!’ she happens to be the first Indian jewelry designer to have participated in the Miami fashion week. Her jewelry styling is fashionable, feminine, and each piece is exquisitely hand-painted. Suhani started young and had challenges every day. Highly motivated and creative with her work she desired to work wonders in jewelry with all new designing. Her perception is, designs would come and go like life but jewelry is immortal. Suhani Pittie wishes for political stability in the city and maximum utilization of available resources which should be channelize in order to avoid the shortage or water and power.

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retty as a peach, this young icon is the new face at Indian Premier League. The owner of the Deccan Charges, IPL team is Gayatri Reddy, who is gaining a lot of attention today. Her presence in the IPL auctions was prominent and has made everybody to realize that she is not just a celebrity but a woman with responsibilities of building up her team with lots of hard work. She desired to bag the best player for her team and actually made it real with her ownership and power. Very spontaneous and a sizzling beauty can describe Gayatri Reddy well, who wears her own attitude and handles business strongly is looking forward to be the best winning team this IPL season.

ASMITA MARWA

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eauty queen, Shilpa Reddy breaks the barrier and graced the Kingfisger calendar. A super model who never denies the fact that ramp walk was actually the initial step for her prosperity. She believes in being somebody special among the crowd and aims higher. Miss Andhra was the turning point of her life. A very ambitious woman with lots of beauty and confidence describes hear well. Shilpa Reddy is associated with an organization called ‘Roshni’ who undertakes the social issues. She desired to do the best for society and has many good qualities in her. Loves to wear a smiling face always and too much into fitness and yoga practice is very prestigious for her life. She had been indulging in social and health causes to spread awareness among people. A multi-tasked Shilpa is a celebrity woman in Hyderabad Her presence is always around and is an iconic woman beauty.

SAINA NEHWAL

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n Indian Khel Ratna winning badminton player currently ranked number 5 in the Badminton World Federation. It’s like a dream come true for her. She desired to win the super series of Hongkong open after the Asian games Saina is very confident player and is reaching great heights of success. She believes in practicing and working hard to reach her goals. A woman who is counted as one of the most promising badminton player of India. Today with all her determination, conviction and will power Saina is all set to make a triumphant mark of her championship. She can be described as an original sports woman who had the best ranking of achievements

n Indian fashion designer rated by Vogue as one of nine top up and coming international designers. Thewoman who loves white and has a perfect snow white effect in her own attire and all designs. Her designs showcase a true example in every fashion week. XLNC is her signature store in Hyderabad. All her collections symbolize fashion in a new light. She desires of reworking the beauty of age old craft into a modern form at the Lakme fashion week. Getting this traditional wear to blend with the modern shapes was a difficult task for her but with her oodles of talents; she was able to achieve it. Asmita, a perfect woman designer who scored best and awakened the fashion stirrings in woman around the world.

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TULIP FEATURES PEEP INTO THE KITCHEN Open all your cabinets, storage boxes and drawers. See what you have to work with. Fish out that box of brownie mix or instant cake mix that’s been sitting behind the cornflakes tin from the last year. Nothing to cook? Take any kind of candy or sweets you can find, put it in an empty jar, and slap on some ribbon. No one says ‘no’ to sweets this occasion. If you love to bake, this one is inexpensive and guarantees a smile out of whoever you give it to especially if the person your giving to has kids. Including the ingredients, you can also add a cute basket and some kitchen accessories which will put them on cloud nine.

Unusual Gifts For Women For the women who already have their bags, clothes and shoes. Your mothers, sisters, aunts, grand mommies, friends, teachers, lady bosses and even your nannies or servants deserve much more than a hug. Dipika Pillay discovers change in the concept of gifting with these atypical and curious pieces that will bring a smile on their face and make them experience specialness for the day.

PAMPERING BASKET OF GOODIES Put together some bath salts, aromatherapy oils, cleansing scrubs, soothing lotions, invogarating body baths, healing body masks and rejuvenating masks. Brighten up a mundane bathing routine with a mixer of five aromatic shower gels and a coconut body lotion. Add a hair spray, mousse, gel, compact mirror, blotting paper, clear nail polish, hair ties, hand sanitizers and moist wipes. You can buy one weaved basket from tribal women on the road, pair them with a loofah sponge or eye mask, and there you have it“a relaxing, thoughtful gift.” I need me a basket of pampering just like this one!!! 48 TULIP MARCH 01-15, 2011


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BIRTHSTONES TO THE RESCUE Birthstone rings are immense and remarkably different gifts for someone really close to you. I would totally buy these for my sister or my mom and I know they’d love it. These would also make a great gift for new moms. You can use their baby’s birthstone and I’m sure that would bring the biggest smiles on their faces. Nothing betters then this. They are lighthearted, lightweight and in limited supply. Choose from aquamarine, amethyst, quartz, emeralds, moonstones, sapphire, topaz, opal, ruby, crystal, sardonyx and turquoise.

FRESH HERBS IN A MINI GARDEN If there is someone you know who loves to cook. (No No No- it’s not a cook book) especially with fresh herbs, here’s a great gift idea for them. A mini mixed herb garden-in-a-pail! It’s convenient for women in the city who do not have the option of having a luxurious garden with exotic plants and herbs. Grow thyme, rosemary, mint, coriander and parsley in mini flower pots. All you need is a windowsill and voila! Fresh and fragrant herbs right in your kitchen!!! You can also add a garden Kit that comes with all the necessary tools to grow flavourful heirloom herbs on any windowsill.

THOUGHTFUL TOUCH OF ELEGANCE A little stab of elegance, the Tea Pin is both stylish and practical. Simply fill the infusing pouch with looseleaf tea, slide the self designed decorative pin through, and balance across the top of a teacup. You can also gift a coffee cup heater. Some like their cup of indulgence hot and some like it a little milder. For those caffeine junkies still searching for their perfect temperature, the mug warmer ensures that you enjoy your hot drink of choice early morning or quite evenings peacefully. From coffee and tea to hot chocolate and even cappuccino, it warms them all. SPRAY ME EAU DE PERFUME Purse sprays are the next big thing for girls on the go, to keep you smelling sweet all day long, no matter where you are or how small your smallest clutch is. Give your women a classic purse spray which she can carry with her everywhere she goes. This purse spray is as chic as it is fragrant. Choose from the aromatic snap of rosemary and heartening lavender. You can also opt for strong throw of rose, balancing black currant, spicy citrus, fresh jasmine, lingering vanilla or organic patchouli— a very feminine and romantic fragrance that gives any women who has used it a distinct sophistication. MARCH 01-15, 2011 TULIP 49


TULIP FEATURES YOGAMATIC MATS OR MEMORABLE LETTERS Give the yogi on your list a mat she’ll flip over. These sturdy, eco-friendly yoga mats come in a range of original designs. Grab the fanciest paper you can find, sit down, and write a letter. It can be simple and sincere or just a funny tribute to your relationship with the recipient. Write on handmade paper and roll it down like a king’s message of the olden days and tie a ribbon to it. It’s easy and a great way to cut back on otherwise wasted natural resources. Note: If you go the comedic route try writing a traditional sonnet in iambic pentameter. It’s a fact that iambic pentameter makes anything funny even funnier.

GET CRAFTY AND CREATIVE Indulge your creative side and use your homemade skills to make something cool. Design an artsy bookmark or an eye catchy bulletin board filled with photographs. But be honest with yourself first- imagine how excited you’d be, on a scale of 1 to 10, to receive this DIY gift. 8 or higher? Keep working, then wrap it up, and deliver with confidence. If there is nice corkboard – redo it and turn it into a gift she’ll really appreciate by dressing it up with a display you’ve created, using family photos, pictures you’ve drawn, or even a selection of pictures/photos of your Mom’s favourite things. BUSTLING CONTAINER WITH FEASTS Combine a mouth-watering collection of smoked salmon, caviar and cheese with almonds, chocolate truffles and gourmet popcorn. Chocolate Truffles are so delicious that your giftee might get sad when they’re gone. So you can gift them one where the box is also edible. All a person’s favourite treats in one place!!! You can add an organic spice sampler where each tin comes with six essential seasonings, a bamboo bowl, oven mitts, salad tongs, a reusable grocery bag, a book on healthy organic eating and also variety of teas. Decaffeinated, lemon, mint or orange spiceAll the fixings for that perfect, relaxing cup tea

KNIT A COZY CUP CUDDLER Dress up your lovely cup of tea with this crocheted tea mug cozy! Mug cozies are perfect for decorating and insulating your mugs! Sew, knit, crochet and embroider lending a personal touch to your beverage protector. It is completely machine washable and does a good job at catching those pesky drips too!!! It works well with both cold and hot beverage cups. You can make them for soup bowls, tea pots, cell pouches, wristlets and clutches. Use simple ones or complex patterns like the butterfly, any brioche pattern, and cables have a much better end result when worked using double point needles. 50 TULIP MARCH 01-15, 2011


Gadgets for the Girls

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It’s not only men who are crazy about gadgets, women are not behind, they have new love, yes gadgets!!! Hassan Ali gives you an insight as to what’s on the list of the new age women’s gadget list. Swarovski Heart Ware USB Memory Key

Apple I-PAD

A practical USB memory key disguised as a beautiful heart pendant makes a charming, practical gift for your girlfriend and makes a statement at the workplace too. One half of the heart is fashioned from stainless steel and contains the USB connector. The other half consists of asymmetrically-cut Silver Shade crystal. The USB memory stick is a high-speed USB 2.0 interface and has a capacity of 1GB [app. 250 songs or 1,000 photos].

Oh yes! This baby from apple is sleek, thin and stylish pad which every woman either has or desires to have one. One of the first things you’ll notice about this iPad is how thin and light it is. The screen is 9.7 inches measured diagonally and at 0.68 kg and 13.4 mm thin, you can use it anywhere. A slight curve makes it easy to pick up and comfortable to hold. This is the only tablet in the market which suits the girls.

Sony DSC-TX9 Slim and light weight, with a metal body and a sliding panel that covers a carl zeiss lens, the SONY DSCTX9 is a feature-packed girly camera. The snapper can even shoot videos at HD resolution of 1080 at 25 frames per second. It’s got an overwhelming 12.2 mp and an illuminated Exmor R sensor and bionz image processor. The girls will love the compact design and this feature rich digital camera is surely you would want to keep it in your clutch!

Sony VAIO E-series Vertu Constellation Quest The Smartphone made of sapphire!!! Each key on the Quest’s QWERTY keyboard is ground down from a solid block of sapphire. The largest piece of sapphire is the 2.46-inch screen. It’s laminated using an optical gel, the display looks clearer than retina displays and the mirror glass screens. Vertu’s 24/7 concierge service is now available in 9 languages. And the best part is that it’s got the same kind of leather that is used by ASTON MARTIN for making its car seats. Do I tell you more? Dispose the old iphone and get this Smartphone now!

Ok all you ladies out there might be thinking why VAIO and not MACBOOK, wait, MACBOOK just looks good and is not at all user friendly, especially when it comes to using applications, this VAIO notebook is sleek, stylish and easy to use, this E-series notebook comes with Intel i5 processor with FULL HD LCD screen which is as good as the MACBOOK, the mouse pad is very stylish and smooth too, this light weight laptop is one which will help you keep you office documents and use it as a media machine too. Go and get this one too

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Music lovers couldn’t have expected a better start to the year with a landmark concert for an incredibly noble cause. India’s favourite Canadian rocker, Bryan Adams with his band, Keith Douglas Scott on guitars and Michael Timothy Curry on drums, enthralled the nostalgic audiences with his heart-warming voice. It was a spectacular sight to watch prominent personalities from all walks of life letting their hair down at the 90-minute high octane performance at the VVIP Lounge. The ecstatic audiences were seen re-living the magical 80’s- era as they grooved to legendary rock-n-roll numbers including “Summer Of 69”, “Run To You”, “18 Till I Die” and “Everything I Do”, as well as songs from the latest album Bare Bones. Host Aushima Sawhney, Jacky Bhagnani, Pooja Gupta, Remo D’Souza & DJ Akbar Sami added to the glam quotient.

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PARTIES @ B&C, 10D, LIQUIDS, TOUCH & SPOIL Hyderabad’s party hoppers had a rollicking time with loads happening around town. The crowd headed to their much loved night clubs with a great enthusiasm to make most of the weekend. They were all seen having a killer time swinging to the thrilling tunes and chilling with friends! A fanatical weekend has passed, now gear up for the next week! Here are the best of the pictures taken.

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Weekday Breakfast Buffet @ Pickles Morning 7.30 onwards, Till Thursday March 31st Enjoy a variety of multi cuisine dishes at the buffet for Rs.189/-. Contact- Hotel Basera, S.D. Road, Secunderabad. 27703002 Weekday Lunch Buffet at 70 mm Till Thursday March 31st Enjoy a variety of multi cuisine dishes at the buffet for Rs.326/Contact- Near Jala Vihar, Necklace Road

‘Celebrating Theatre’ A live on-stage conversation between Pakistani Theatre, TV and Social activist Madiha Gauhar of Ajoka Theatre, Lahore and Mohammad Ali Baig. March 4th at 5 pm ICCR Art Gallery (Ravindra Bharathi premises)

Froth on Top @ The Bar Everyday till March 3rd Get a pitcher of drought beer for just 600/- on weekdays between 2 PM - 12 AM. ContactNovotel hotel, Hitech City. 66824422 Post Office Hours @ TGIF Every week day till March 31st Choose from 30 items of food and beverage and avail them at an unbelievable price of Rs.69/- each! Contact- Cinemax, RK Cineplex, Road No.2, Banjara Hills. 40151925

Indus Valley Food Festival at Kebab-e-Bahar Every Day - 7:30 PM Onward till Thursday March 3rd Enjoy food of Indus Valley which is the combination of Peshawar, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Amritsar. Contact - Taj Banjara, Road No.1, Banjara Hills. 6666 9999 Sea-Food Festival at Okra, Marriott Till March 3rd, 7:00 PM onwards Watch chefs as they artfully marinate lip-smacking SeaFood in a manner that make the subtle tastes linger long after! Contact- Hotel Marriott, Opp. Hussain Sagar Lake. 27522999 Book Reading Club for Women at Treasure House Every Tuesday - 10:30 AM Onwards till March 31st This women’s reading club meets once a week, every Tuesday, reading and discussing a book. Contact – plot no 1254/A Rd#63, Adjacent to ICICI Bank rd#36, Jubilee Hills. 2355 0118 60 TULIP MARCH 01-15, 2011

Mystic Moods @ Alankritha Art Gallery Every Day till March 5th Alankritha is displaying “Mystic Moods”, an exhibition of paintings by Sukanta Das. Contact- Residence Inn, Lane Opp. Madhapur Police Station, Kavuri Hills, Jubilee Hills. 2311 3709 Emaar MGF Boulder Hills is organizing Round Table Charity on 6th march and Audi Golf Cup on 12th March. For details contact Sanjay Pan9949430300

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Tarot Reading by Suhasini (March 21 - April 20) - (Ambitious and Creative) This month 2011 the tarot card “The nine of pentacles” signifies that nothing can be achieved overnight, remember that ‘Rome was not built in a day” so you have to gather patience, with positive attitude with real brain to achieve success in your job, carrier, business, settlement of marriage etc. You also have to reach high position through hard toil and persistent work says the tarot card “The bondage”. Wear pink colour for good luck. Your lucky number is 6.

aries

Karmic Tip – Life is like a mirror, smile at it.

(April 21 - May 21) - (Loving and Full of Wisdom) This month 2011 the tarot card “The Queen of cups” confirms that “A rolling stone gathers no moss”. It means that there would be changes in your job, business, house etc., But this change would be followed by duration. The “moss stands for wealth” or success in your profession. So think and plan according to the opportunity you can grab says the tarot card “The Star”. Wear blue colour for good luck. Your lucky number is 7.

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Karmic Tip – The Ripest peach is highest on the tree.

(May 22 - June 21) - (Double Thing Happening) This month 2011 the tarot card “The moon” confirms that it is better to be healthy than wealthy. You may suffer from mental agony arising from realization. Remember your bread and butter rest mainly on good health. Therefore it’s true that health is better than wealth for you says the tarot card “The Judgment”. Wear Yellow for good luck. Your Lucky Number is 12.

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Karmic Tip – Health is wealth.

(June 22 - July 22) - (Power of Love Symbolizes Life) This month 2011 the tarot card “The Fool” confirms that you should be away from the people who are mean and stubborn as their true value is foolish. They cannot recognize valuable things in life, Ex. giving precious time, importance, value like casting pearls before swine says the tarot card “The wheel of fortune” Wear green for good luck. Your lucky number is 21.

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Karmic Tip – Everybody’s business is nobody’s business.

(July 23 - Aug. 23) - , (Divinity and Humility) This month 2011 the tarot card “The Ace of cups” indicates that many things look attractive and beautiful often cease to be so, at close view. Even persons whom you might have found very attractive lose their charm when you become familiar with them. This way the characteristics lead to misunderstanding, jealousy, hatefulness etc. Therefore it is good for you to keep a distance with everything and everybody accordingly says the tarot card “The Empress”. Wear Violet. Your lucky number is 11.

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Karmic Tip – “A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge”.

(Aug. 24 - Sep. 23) - (Knowledge and Understanding) This month 2011 the tarot card the “The Page of king” confirms “Curses like chickens come home to roast” same way whatever curses a person utters are soul to recoil on him in due course like it returns to the curser himself. There is primitive weapon known as boomerang. If anybody throws that weapon it will travel in a wide area and return to the person who threw. So think-think-think is lesson to learn for you says the tarot card “The high priestess”. Wear yellow for good luck. Lucky number is 21.

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Karmic Tip – A cheerful heart does good like medicine.

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(Sep. 24 - Oct. 23) - (Unfolding of Live Leads to Unity) This month 2011 tarot card “The Star” confirms that you should balance your income and expenditure in the right way in order to make both ends meet. The expenditure should never exceed the income and the income should never be less than the expenditure. This is how you enter into debts and difficulties. Proper balancing of the two is wise smooth and secure economy for you says the tarot card “The wheel of fortune”. Wear yellow for good luck. Your lucky number is 6.

libra

Karmic Tip – An achieved goal is the starting point for future progress.

(Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) - (Any kind of Force is in dual aspect) This month 2011 the tarot card “Six of swords” confirms there is no limit to the pleasures you want. The more money you have, the more you would wish. The more happiness you have, the more you want them. Such material pleasures are temporary happiness satisfaction. This is not the real meaningful and contentment of mind. So beware of worldly pleasures and try to be contended with whatever is balance key in your life says the tarot card “The tower”. Wear burgundy for good luck. Lucky Number is 15.

scorpio

Karmic Tip – A contented mind is a perpetual feast.

(Nov. 23 - Dec. 21) - (Idealism and Noble Aspirations) This month 2011 the tarot card “The Emperor” confirms you should mould yourself to be God-fearing. Clean heart is the step of humanity for you. Godliness should begin from the heart in the same way religion insists on cleanliness. That is why the proverb cleanliness is next to godliness is true to the core for you says the tarot card “The Justice”. Wear orange for good Luck. Your Lucky Number is 9.

sagitarius

Karmic Tip – Great minds have purposes others have wishes.

(Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) - (Numerous Goals to be Conquered) This month 2011 the tarot card “The Two of swords” confirms that the right way to cultivate the charitable habit is to start loving one’s kith and kin like love and sympathize with all who deserve. To impress others by donating large amounts but have no heart to those who suffer including his neglected family is only selfishness charity begins at home says the tarot card “The world”. Wear red colour is good luck. Your lucky number is 2.

capricorn

Karmic Tip – Attitude is much more important than Aptitude.

(Jan. 21 - Feb. 18) - (Promotion of Communication) This month 2011 the tarot card “The Temperance” confirms that “birds of the same feather flock together”. This is case of human beings also like similar tastes, interests and associates together Eg. Company of drunkards, hooligans etc. Bad and good companies are moulding the characters. So learn to choose your associates accordingly for you says the tarot card “Queen of cups” Wear Brown colour for Good Luck. Your lucky number is 3.

aquarius

Karmic Tip – Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.

(Feb. 19 - March. 20) - (Struggle Leads to Success) This month 2011 the tarot card says “The Chariot” confirms for you that Hard and industrious work is necessary to achieve your goal in life. But concentrate on work alone with no recreation tends to make you dull and unsocial. So proper relaxation is necessary to remove over –taxed mind. Recreation revitalizes the mind’s in born abilities says the tarot card “The Star”. Wear golden Colour for good luck. Your lucky number is 4.

pisces

Karmic Tip – Everyday is a little life – live it to its fullest. MARCH 01-15, 2011 TULIP 63


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