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HYDERABAD’S LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

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COVER STORY

SPECIAL

Choose Your Hobby With The Best Summer Camps

Summer Trends You Need To Try Now!


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CONTENTS ON THE COVER Michelle James, Akshita Harish, Pooja Vangani, Sindhu Janagam PHOTOGRAPHY Pranil Chintewar HAIR & MAKEUP Mohammadi Begum STYLIST Harini Mantripragada ACCESSORIES Bellofox LOCATION Marriot

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Over A Cappuccino with Rana Daggubati

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Every Day is MANGOnificient

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Dance- Hidden Language of the soul, Its School Time

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Hello Summer- Girls Next Door sporting all the trends you need to try now!

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Summer Loading, Easter Tales

60.TRAVEL Wildlife & Wilderness

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Refurbish your homes to match your persona


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Greetings Readers!

Tulip is what it is today because of all you lovely supporters. As the editor, it is my duty to bring to you the best of reads you guys could enjoy. On the same note, let me introduce to you this month’s edition. With the summer setting in and the scorching heat all over the city, we have come up with some exciting summer articles to cool you down. So, do not let the heat of the he summers melt you down. Sit back and go through what Tulip had to offer to you this spring/ summer. For the cover story, we have beautiful girls posing in summer outfits to give you an insight about how to wear and feel light in this Summer’s heat. What is summer without some mango? And to top it all off, we have a list of summer camps that you could attend or make your kids attend. Let your summers get even more exciting with a cup of cappuccino with Rana Daggubati. Summer does horrible things to your skin. So take care of yourself and your skin with our skincare routine and fragrances to keep yourself fresh throughout the day. What else does summer remind you of? IPL! Nothing beats the feeling of watching cricket every day, all summer long. Read a special article that we wrote for you. Also, on account of world dance day, let our article make you want to groove to the beats. Hope our edition this time is both fun and informative. Thank you for all the love. Keep reading. Stay hydrated.

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CEO Ansar Ahmed Bilgrami PUBLISHER & EDITOR Esam Ahmed Bilgrami MARKETING HEAD Md. Abdul Rahman FEATURE WRITER Masooma Fatima COPY EDITOR Jessica David

Tulip magazine is one of the finest lifestyle magazines I’ve come across. It not only keeps you updated with the trends in fashion, but also provides information on the developing technology, places to visit in the city, home decor ideas as well as has a wellness section that is of great help. Highly recommended. Zohra Karim Kajani Homemaker

GRAPHIC DESIGNER Mohammed Wasim CONTRIBUTERS Jessica David, Nishat Afzal, Tanvi Kesari PHOTOGRAPHER Erigi Narsing Rao SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPER Kanchan Devda CIRCULATION HEAD Md. Faheem Siddiqui CLIENT SERVICE EXECUTIVE R. Anand Rao ADMINISTRATION Bhavna Sharma

I came to know about the magazine through a friend, and since then the magazine has helped me explore areas of interest that I wouldn’t have had a chance otherwise to do so. It keeps me updated with the trends in accessories, outfits and footwear, with it’s brilliant content. Muneera Budhwani, Fashion designer, handwriting instructor

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The magazine has been a source of entertainment and information at the same time. It is a guide for me to explore the city to the best possible ability. Providing with places to spend time with children, restaurants to try, places to shop from. I love it ! Afsha Jassani, Pre Primary Teacher


MONTH AHEAD

Concerts, marathons, stand up comedy and lots more. Your guide to this month’s events!

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FilmyFLEA @ HPRC Venue: Hyderabad Polo and Riding Club,Aziz Nagar,Moinabad Road, Gandipet Time: 04:00 PM to 12:00 Am Visit meraevents.com to book tickets

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Lock the Box Bookchor’s Warehouse Sale- 5th April Venue: Vasavi Kalyana Mandapam, Opp. Sensation Theatre, Lakdi ka Pool Time : 09:00 am to 10:00 pm

Hi Life Venue : NOVOTEL Hitech City Time : 10:00 am to 08:00 pm Visit allevents.in to book tickets

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Cine-Club - All in Larzac Venue: Alliance Française of Hyderabad, Road no.3 Banjara Hills TIME: 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm Visit allevents.in to book tickets

HYSEA EKAM 2019 Venue: Shilpakala Vedika,HITEC City, Jubilee Enclave Time: 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM Visit meraevents.com to book tickets

Riwaayat EXPO Season TWO Venue: Hotel Woodbridge Grand, #11-4-649/c, A.C. Guards Time: 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm Visit allevents.in to book tickets

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Lumina Lantern Festival Venue: Gachibowli Athletic Stadium TIME: 05:00 pm to 11:00 pm Visit allevents.in to book tickets

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Summer Camp Venue: EuroKids Banjara Hills, 275A/D, MLA colony, Banjara Hills Time: 09:30 am to 12:30 pm Visit allevents.in to book tickets

Opera Miss/Mrs India Global Auditions Venue: Hyderabad Time: 10:00 am to 04:00 pm Visit allevents.in to book tickets

India’s Largest Summer Camp Venue: Metamorphosis, Kailash Kunj, Plot No.355, Road No. 23 A, Jubilee Hills Time: Begins at 10 am Visit allevents.in to book tickets

Summer Workshops Water colour painting with Goutam- 15th april Venue: Kites And Nine pinS, Madhapur, Plot Number 123 Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm Visit allevents.in to book tickets

List your events for the next month in our monthly calendar. Send your event details with pictures to info@tulipmag.com

100 Days of Running 2019 Venue: Hyderabad Time: Begins at 7:00 am Visit allevents.in to book tickets

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Chosen Pearls Venue: Chosen Pearls Time : 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm Visit allevents.in to book tickets


WHAT’S NEW

Onesta

Pizzas give us some real happiness and we just found the perfect place to have then; a lot of them infact! They have two primary locations, one in Banjara Hills and one in Madhapur. Among the wide range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian pizzas that Onesta has, they also serve some authentic Italian delicacies that will leave you asking for more. Appetizers like the classic Garlic Spicy Bread flavoured with green chilli, sweet corn and spinach is a great way to start off your joyous Italian ride. Pop some Jalapeno Poppers, it is one of their signature and most ordered appetisers in Vegetarian. You can also tingle your taste buds with the Crispy Chicken with BBQ sauce which is cooked to perfection. Chicken Tikka Skewers is something you shouldn’t miss out on. It is served with mint chutney and seasoned with Parsley. Fusion Pizzas like the Chaat Pizza, which has a desi twist of green chutney, chaat filling and mozzarella cheese, to the classic Margheritas which are everyone’s favourite, Onesta has their Pizza Game going strong. Opt for the Chicken Tikka Pizza, it is layered with Arabiatta sauce and garnished with fresh coriander leaves. A lip smacking vegetarian option would be to have the Farmhouse Special, loaded with Bell peppers, onions, baby corn, mushrooms and so much more! The size of the pizza is customisable, yet it allows you to try a lot more on their menu. We also tried the Pesto Chicken Spaghetti topped with cheese! This one blew our minds! Sip some refreshing drinks like Green Apple Cooler, Masala Lemonade, Iced teas and a lot more while you wait on the hot pizzas to arrive! We ended our meal at their dessert counter that housed a number of sweet delights like Chilli Chocolate tart, Kitkat mousse, Tiramisu and their special cake jars! Onesta also has unlimited buffet with lots and lots of Pizzas, pastas, starters and one fizzy drink that would make your day! Address : Near, Plot no 41, Silicon Valley, Image Gardens Rd, Hall, Madhapur. Contact : 9071778856

Gelatissimo Gelatissimo is a globally acclaimed award winning Australian Gelato brand which has opened its first flagship store in India in Hyderabad. They make authentic gelato fresh in store everyday with over 45 flavours to choose from .All their gelatos are made fresh in store and by artisan gelato makers and they use the best natural ingredients with no artificial colours and flavours. They also provide dairy free, gluten free, nut free and sugar free flavours. The icecream is offered in the form of Gelato cones and cups, Gelato Cakes, Waffles,Gelato Donuts and many innovative range of gelato based dessert to suit your taste buds. Our most loved flavours amongst all are the chocolate, orange, mango lassi, wildberries and passion fruit. Gelatissimo also specialises in thickshakes made from gelato ice creams and tiny unique burgers filled with ice-cream instead of cream. Head straight to Gelatissimo to savour the best gelatos in the country! Where: Ground Floor, Punnaiah Plaza, Jubilee Hills. Contact: 097032 01850

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Beirut Express

WHAT’S NEW

Tucked between the high rises of the upcoming Hyderabad Financial District is the newly opened diner Beirut Express. As the name suggests, the eatery offers a scrumptious mix of Lebanese grills and dips, from the refreshing humus drizzled with olive oil and black olives to the juicy chicken shawarma and falafel roll and the succulent BFC - Beirut fried chicken. There are some interesting additions to the menu to cater to the die-hard foodies looking for treats from the north west frontier provinces - Afghani Al Faham, Kabuli pulao, Chapli kebab and degi dajjaj to name a few. Few of our personal favourites from the restaurant are- Chapli Kebab, Degi Dajjaj, Laham Chapli, Laham Shorba and Bakhlava. Beirut Express is frequented by the corporate executives during the day and groups of youngsters and families in the evening who are looking to do some serious eating. Wanting to create a gastronomic experience that is healthy, tasty and fuss-free? Beirut Express with its barbecued offerings and flavorful mezzes is your to go destination! Where: Beside rezendevous, Financial District Contact: 9948482358

Bonito Desserts Bonito-the dessert studio is a new cafe and dessert themed restaurant, located at Jubilee Hills. With european style interiors and artistic aesthetics, Bonito seems to be a promising leisure add on to the growing dessert trend in hyderabad. They serve scrumptious desserts, fresh bakes and all day breakfast. Also catering a wide variety in organic and vegan sweet and savoury items. A great option to hangout and an absolute heaven for dessert lovers. Next time you’re stuck in dilemma of finding your next food destination. Do check out Bonito for a whole new experience. Where: Alcazar Mall, 4th floor, Road no 36, Jubilee Hills. Contact: 6301053054

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WHAT’S HAPPENING Unveiling of new player signings

SunRisers Hyderabad AKA the Orange Army in the presence of their Team Mentor V.V.S Laxman, Head Coach Tom Moody and Bowling Coach Muttiah Muralitharan showcased the newly-recruited talent for the twelfth edition of Indian Premier League. The team has reinforced its solid, all-round strength with new additions like Martin Guptill, Jonny Bairstow, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma and Shahbaz Nadeem. The team has as many as 23 players in the squad which is a right blend of youth and experience with a good mix of Indian and international talent. They are all set to clinch their second title with a formidable bowling core and exceptional batting line-up. Where: Park Hyatt

Menu launch at Zega

Zega - the Signature Pan-Asian restaurant at Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel, unveiled a new menu - a fusion of innovative and bold flavours to its contemporary Asian offering. Indulge in a stylish and refined dining ambience overlooking the city’s landscape as Zega presents a refreshing epicurean experience with its revamped menu. Creating a delectable twist to the classic taste and technique of Asian Cuisine, Chef Ho Chi Ming, the specialty Asian maestro has tailored a tantalizing spectrum of delicacies with an innovative edge. The menu includes Crystal Dumpling with Celery, Black Mushroom & Asparagus, Thai Herb Marinated Steamed Fish wrapped in Banana Leaf, Massaman Lamb Curry and an Assorted Non-vegetarian Sushi Platter and much more. Where: Zega, Sheraton Hotel, Gachibowli

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WHAT’S HAPPENING National Workshop On Women Empowerment Recently, a seminar and workshop was held on empowerment of women through health and hygene. The main idea behind this was to educate each and every female from adolescence to menopause to know about their inner body, importance of hygiene and health by all means; socially, physically, and economically to be empowered. The seminar aimed to educate them the importance of personal hygiene to combat many diseases which are avoidable. Where: JNTU University, Red Hills.

Siddheshwari Designer Studio

The city witnessed the launch of one of the biggest designer studios recently, with Siddheshwari store by Uma Mahanti. A passion to celebrate womanhood and zeal to offer the latest designer trends was what led to the launch of Siddheshwari at the prime location of the city. The idea of having Siddheshwari is that it could be a one-stop shop for all the festive needs and is priced at a range that serves all. The collection at the two-storey store includes designer fabric, sarees of all varieties, readymade kurtis, lehengas, pattu lehangas, sherwani, bandhgala, Nehru jacket, dhotis and churidar, dupattas, and more. The material used is pure like Ruby on silk, satin organza, silk tussar, raw silk, etc. The clothes can be customized and personalized to one’s needs. The store is a regal- architecture that transports one into the era of kings and queens. The architecture celebrates the grandeur of fashion and style. Where: Road no 45, Jubilee Hills. Contact: 91 9381710654 TULIP - APRIL, 2019 13


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Over a Cappuccino with

Rana Daggubati Rana Suresh Babu Daggubati is an Indian film actor, producer, visual effects co-ordinator, and photographer known for his works in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi cinema. He was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to Telugu film producer Daggubati Suresh Babu. Before embarking on an acting career, Rana was a successful Digital Post entrepreneur, accredited with having transformed the evolution of the postproduction landscape in South India. Baahubali star Rana Daggubati has become one of the most sought after actors in Tollywood nowadays. He is also being actively approached by filmmakers from other languages as well. Rana Daggubati is going to be working very hard over the next couple of years with a lot of movies and associations with different brands – a shift in strategy for an actor who says he is choosy about his roles and likes to concentrate on a single production at a time. Read through to know more about Rana, his associations, his shoot stories during Housefull 4 and lots more... 14 APRIL, 2019 TULIP


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with Chandon. My association with Chandon has been extremely fun so far. I love the way the brand has paved its path and I’m truly glad to be part of the ‘Party Starter Series’ along with my peers.

What is a typical day like in Rana Daggubati’s life? Currently my life has been quite busy with my upcoming releases. I’ve also moved into the space of producing and technology in the realm of cinemas. So either I am shooting or relaxing at home. What is your idea of a great party? What is your favourite party place? My idea of a great party is with great friends and celebrating the moment. I’ve loved Hyderabad as a place to party and usually visit Fusion Lounge for their amazing food and drinks. Tell us something about your association

party starter. I’m a person who enjoys being with friends and family in my free time and always make use of these situations to get the party started.

What makes you the game changer? I am humbled by this title of being the game changer by Chandon, India. Coming from a family of film producers, storytelling has been in my blood and I have found various ways to do so. I pick a movie based on the script and how it has been narrated. Currently I have forayed into comic books as well. What makes you Chandon and for that matter any other party’s party starter? My ability to turn any situation into a party, be it at home or outside is what make me the

Tell us something about Housefull 4? My experience with the Housefull team was just crazy. Such a big cast and a whole new genre for me, gave me an experience of a lifetime. Very eager for everyone to see me in this new avatar. Entrepreneur, Producer or Actor. What’s your favourite role to play? All three. I love to be a part of new formats of storytelling in whichever way possible.

Rapid Fire Your favourite restaurant? Fusion Lounge Are you a morning person or a night person? Morning, definitely. Where will your next vacation be? Goa. Haven’t been there in a while. Some thing about yourself that you would like to change? Nothing. I love what I’m doing. Weekends or weekdays? There’s no choice. It depends on my shooting schedule. Superman or Batman? Hanuman A fact about yourself? I love eating.

- As told to Masooma Fatima

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Kalki LIFESTYLE

on being ‘Bold and Adventures’ In an exclusive with Kalki Koechlin, she shares about her new adventure in collaboration with Hidesign. Her new collection is in stores and being loved by everyone who associate with adventure and love experimenting with their style. Read on to know more about what she loves and what’s coming up next. How did you come up with collaboration with Hidesign? My connection with Dilip Kapur goes back to my childhood. We both come from Pondicherry, the common roots and ideals were great starting point. There is comfort and shared history and values. When he approached me to collaborate I was surprised, since I had no idea about designing or the business. We sat and discussed about my taste and we kind of went through my whole wardrobe of what bags I already have. We went through Instagram to understand my followers that were mostly women from 15 to 35. While I did contribute, I also gained a lot of insight; I learnt a lot about the business and also found out who my market is. At the end of it I have better understanding of leather and the types of it, use of vegetable tan and so much more. We see that you are conscious about the brands you chose to endorse. What led to your association with Hidesign? Its quality has been consistent for years, 90% of its employees are women, there’s the Pondicherry connection, I am learning something new with designing. Tell us more about your latest collection with Hidesign? It’s called ‘She loves Adventure’ and it’s a daring collection. It’s got ADVENTURE and POWER in caps written all over it. The collection has sharp edgy work bags for the boss lady, stylish travel options for the hitchhiker, beach worthy fashion for the surfer, clutches and party bags when you want to take it a notch up, and bold designs when you want show who’s in control.Coming up with the second collection was more challenging. It pushed us to create something strong and work hard on the design and the theme. We discussed ideas together, fought over them and tried to figure something that works for both the brand and for me that is relevant and happening. The core idea of being courageous and stepping up to a challenge helped us come up with some bold modern designs. I looked at women around me, thought about what their days are like, what they put in their bags, and where they would go if they had no restrictions. Does designing bags help in enhancing your creativity? For sure. You get to think about what women want, as most of my collection is for women though I’m all for gender fluidity and hope men wear the bags too! You start understanding about people who follow you and the market better. What are your recommendations from the latest collection? The sporty bags like the Motor and Surfer ranges and the adventure bags like Gypsy and Rebel. Between theatre and movies, what do you think is your true calling? This is a question people always ask me and I think it’s like choosing between a mother and father. I love both of them and they are very different. Theatre is my first love but there is realism to film. What are your upcoming projects? Made in heaven on Amazon prime is out and I am also working on an experimental Tamil project called Emma and Angel. 16 APRIL, 2019 TULIP

“I always value products that have a story. Hidesign, with its commitment to vegetable tanning and slow craftsmanship, has been a brand I have admired for years. I was thrilled to be involved in the design process. I really wanted every bag in this collection to reflect some aspect of me.” – Kalki Koechlin


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A compilation of all things we are obsessing over this month

Russian Doll

Coming in under the radar of Netflix’s Feb. 2019 releases, this dark, druggy delight subverts a ton of traditions to positive results. A lot of that comes from audiences coming in hopefully-cold, and getting surprised by the show’s premise and inner workings, so let’s stay spoiler-free. The first thing you should know is that Russian Doll is the funny and emotional series that Natasha Lyonne (its star, co-creator, writer, and director) has long since deserved, as she’s spent most of her career as a co-star and not a lead. Next up, as Todd VanDerWeffpointed out, Russian Dolls goes beyond having a strong, brash female lead, and places men in supporting roles — that aren’t quite fleshed out, but help drive the story — typically made for women.

FITTIFY Gourmet

Marico has launched a range of one-of-a-kind healthy gourmet products under ‘Saffola FITTIFY Gourmet’, bringing together the best of health combined with taste for a slimmer fitter life. The range has been created by nutritionists and curated by celebrity Chef Kunal Kapur. Their Gourmet shakes and soups are an effective way to reduce calorie intake and manage weight while allowing you to enjoy an authentic gourmet experience. Also, the convenient packaging and ease of consumption helps to ensure that barriers like busy schedules and meal prep times are taken care of. Available at: Natures Basket, Star Market.

Manali

Manali, Himachal Pradesh: A holiday in Manali conjures up images of green mountains amidst the snow covered ranges, a breath of fresh air and a relaxed vacation. Manali is among the most beautiful places to visit in India in summer. It is bequeathed with mercerizing scenery, lush greenery and miraculous flora and fauna.

“Keep a cool head and keep a low profile. Never take the lead but secretly do something big”. With the onset of elections, people these days seem to have taken this quote too seriously-keeping a low profile, funding candidate secretly and aiming to win seats!

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Mr. Alphonso Made on a cold stone and served in a waffle cup, this delectable mango ice cream served with fresh Alphonso Mango pieces is sure to leave you asking for more... Available at: Cream Stone Concepts Timings: 11:00 am- 12:00 am

Every day is Mango Cream Made with Alphonso mangoes and secret recipes imported specially from Mumbai, this creamy dessert is one of a kind. Once you taste it, you can just not stop yourself from going back for more while the season lasts... Available at: Haji Ali, Madhapur Timings: 10:00 am to 2:00 am

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There’s nothing as into a deliciously if the juice of this trickles down to your previous month going and tasting mango which, we have picked you! Devour these in Hyderabad, which some of the best sweet season.


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Jumbo Mango Bowls and Large Lassi A huge bowl of Alphonso Mangoes and Icecream paired with a large glass of Mango Lassi on a hot summer day. Sounds heavenly right? It tastes just as heavenly as it sounds... Available at: Batter Tales, The Joint, Banjara Hills Timings: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am

MANGOnificient relishing as biting ripe mango even scrumptious fruit elbows. We spent our all around the city delicacies only after out the best ones for innovative Desserts are also said to be dishes during the - By Masooma Fatima

Creamy flavoured Pot Ice cream This ice cream is made on the age old pot machinery technique. It is delicious, age old and simply amazing! Available at: Famous Icecream, Mozamjahi Market. Timings: 11:00 am to 1:00 am

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Cakes and Cheesecake Jars Scrumptious jars full of mango goodness with a combination of cheese and cream along with some heavenly mango flavoured cake topped with mango jelly, pulp and real mango pieces. What are you waiting for? Go get them now! Available at: Little Things, Banjara Hills, Himayathnagar, Madhapur Timings: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm

Every day is Vegan Coconut Mango Ice cream This ice-cream is made with fresh mango pulp, coconut cream and coconut oil. The taste is so different and yet so yummy that you cannot stop after gobbling up one scoop. Available at: Westin, Mindspace Timings: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm

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Mong Cola Summer is incomplete without some chilled mocktails. Try the Mong Cola- A yummylicilous mango drink filled with ice cubes and topped with one star Anise. Available at: Zega, Sheraton Hotel, Financial District. Timings: 12:00 pm to 2:00 am

MANGOnificient Mango Mogambo, Cheesecake and Aam Aadmi Shake Home made mango icecream mixed with real fresh mango fruits, topped with whipped cream and bits of mango, served in a waffle cup. Mango ice cream cold stoned with in-house mango cheesecake, tasty mango pieces and choco stick paired with real mango pieces and milk topped with whipped cream. Available at: Oh So Stoned, Banjara Hills, Hitec City Timings: 11:00 am to 12:00 am

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Give it a shot yourself...

This summer, become a Chef yourself and try your hand at these simply mouth-watering Mango recipes. Whether it’s a get together, a birthday party or even a simple dinner at home, these recipes by Tahera Fatima go well with all occasions.

Mango & Raspberry Trifle Ingredients • 4-6 mangoes ripe • A box of raspberries, 2-6 ounces • 2 tbsp Caster sugar • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract • Vanilla pudding • Brittania orange( for a tangy flavour) cake or Vanilla cake. Either one of your choice. • 1 cup of Heavy cream • 4 cups of milk

Tahera Fatima, Blogger

How to make it • Cook pudding according to the instructions on the box with milk. For 6-10 mins and then refrigerate it for 30 minutes until it gets thickened. •

In a bowl , blend the heavy cream , vanilla extract and caster sugar, until thick whipped cream. And refrigerate it for 20-30 minutes .

In a trifle dish , layer the Britannia cake cubes in the dish followed by layering the thick pudding on top of it and then the ripe pieces of mango . Then add the whipped heavy cream , lastly layer it with fresh raspberries. Repeat layering twice .

Garnish the last layer with cream and chunks of cake .

Mango Sorbet with Thai Basil Ingredients • 8No - Fresh Mangoes •

100gm - sugar, depending on ripeness and sweetness of the mangoes

1No Lime zest

1 No - Lime juice

50gm - Thai basil leaves, plus extra sprigs for garnish.

100 ml - Water

HOW TO MAKE ITPlace the mango, sugar, lime zest and lime juice in a bowl and let macerate for 45 minutes to an hour until the sugar has completely dissolved. Combine the mango mixture with water and the Thai basil in a blender until smooth. Place the puree in the refrigerator until chilled. Pour the mango mixture into your ice cream maker and process according to your machine’s instructions. Place the sorbet in a container and put it in the freezer for a couple of hours to freeze solid. Serve garnished with sprigs of Thai basil if desired. 22 APRIL, 2019 TULIP

Manoj Painuly, Pastry Chef at Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru


FEATURE

Dance

Hidden Language of the Soul - By Jessica David

Dance is a beautiful art form in so many different cultures across the globe. It is one way through which artists communicate in their own manner and this is practised by millions of people. Every year, since 1982, on 29th April, we globally celebrate International Dance Day. It happens to be the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, who was the creator of modern ballet. The purpose of this International Dance Day is to celebrate the various forms of dance across all cultural and political barriers to revel in the universality of this dance form to bring people together with a common language - dance! We present to you some of the niche dancers of Hyderabad who believe in bringing their passion to the table and are dance legends in their own way! TULIP - APRIL, 2019 23


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Sonu MJ An Aeronautical Engineer by profession, his intense passion towards dance led him to leave engineering and get into full time dance training. Sonu specialises in Bollywood and Lyrical Hip Hop. He has this unique talent of perfecting feminine dance movements with as much grace as a woman can. His strength lies in the way he expresses when he dances and to him it is something empowering. He started his dance career at the age of 12 when he initially realised his passion towards dance and put in all his focus on nurturing this passion. He got himself enrolled in a leading dance studio in Hyderabad and gave his best efforts to be the most versatile instructor during that time. He worked as a background dancer in various events and shows and finally landed his first break as the leading choreographer for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He considers it to be the turning point in his life for which he is extremely grateful. He has choreographed the official song for Sunrisers Hyderabad and was also a choreographer for 93.5 REDFM for Spread the Smile event. Apart from this, he has been an official choreographer for companies like Wipro, Aveva and Realpage to name a few. He has also choreographed many Big fat Indian Weddings; one of them being Saina Mirza’s Sister- Anam’s Wedding Sangeet. There was a point in life when people used to question him about his choice and decision of choosing dance over his lush aeronautical engineering profession. His simple answer to the never ending questions was that he chose what made him happy by turning his passion into his profession. He left his job and focused on the one thing that he truly and passionately loved- Dance. He was jobless for more than 2 years but yet never gave up on his passion and dreams. Through his journey, his family was his biggest support. In the wake of financial crisis and downs, his mother always encouraged him to be the best version of himself and learn from the criticism instead of letting it degrade himself in any manner. That, she considered was always the first step towards growth. A motto that he swears by is “Don’t just exist, but live your life” Dance gives him the platform to live life to the fullest while expressing himself and spreading the joy to people. He currently works at Cult as a dance fitness trainer, Zumba and Prowl trainer.

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set up her costumes, do her make up, stitch additional accessories so that she could gain some extra points and drive her down to any part of the city without ever complaining! Back in 2000 when the popular Shiamak Davar classes had started in the city, her sister was all geared up to enroll her for the same, but the bubble of joy burst in no time as they couldn’t afford the fee. Inspite of that, Nicy still kept going and actively grabbed all the opportunities that came her way, never stopping.

Nicy Joseph Having started dance at a teeny age of four, the journey to live her passion had been an amusing ride with its ups and downs. She professionally embraced dance when she was all of 10 and has never looked back since. She reckons Contemporary dance to be her forte because the form in itself allows her to express her deepest emotions. Contemporary style is a combination of various dance genres like ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern dance. She started training for it under Shiamak Davar back in 2006 that formed the foundation to her journey. In 2015, she had the opportunity to establish her own company, thus exploring her creativity as well as encouraging many others to this passion called Dance. Dance had always been the voice of her soul; to manifest her state of mind via movement of body. It always brought out the best in her and contributes largely to the person she is today. Back in the day, she received major support from her sisters, who believed in everything she believed in and motivated her. She reminisces the times when her elder sister used her salary to enrol her in almost all the dance competitions that the city hosted. She would

In 2006 when her sister got a job, the first thing she did was to enroll her for the Shiamak classes with her salary, thus fulfilling Nicy’s greatest dream. Given her passion and commitment to dance, she was immediately promoted after her beginners batch, where she skipped all levels and got admitted into the special potential batch the most superior level from which students were chosen to become instructors! At 19 years, Nicy became an instructor with the company. She reflects how managing both studies and work had been a roller coaster ride. It started to get very difficult for her parents to accept or understand her passion and ambitions in the field of dance. They never believed that she could make a living out of it or progress further. However, her never give up attitude and clear vision drove her to success. Today they take pride when they see her train celebrities, shaping future Tollywood stars by training celebrity children and choreographing spectacular sangeet and corporate events, to name a few. Life has just taken the direction which I always dreamt of; to live my dream, to live dance! My advise to anyone would be to believe in themselves!

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Srikanth Jayanthi Originally from Vizag, this uber-cool guy is the life and soul of Zumba sessions at the highly popular Cult.fit at Begumpet. He has specialised in Lyrical Hip Hop, Freestyle, House, Krumping and Indian Folk, to name a few. The first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the name Srikanth is Energy. A powerhouse of energy, fast dancing and perfection; he can give tough competition to the best of the best. The will to be an absolute perfectionist and give his 500 percent is something that largely makes him unique among everybody. Since childhood he was majorly inspired by Prabhu Deva. Dance was something that came naturally to him. Looking at the ease with which he was able to emulate any dance steps, his mother enrolled him into dance class at the age of fourteen under his Guru, Max Santosh. Slowly he started performing at various shows. As he was raised by a single mother, at the age of sixteen his family faced a ton of issues and went through financial crisis. In order to support them, he started conducting dance classes. He struggled for eight years to become a choreographer and also worked as a background dancer during this period, just to raise any form of income. Be it day or night, his struggle to sustain himself was a constant competition in his field. He remembers forming his own team so that they could thrive together in this beautiful field of dance and perform at shows, only to have them desert him in the want of better offers. He took the hit in his stride and focused more on himself and his dance and never allowed the depression to engulf him. He looked for jobs everywhere to support his daily expenses until he chanced upon a call from a leading institute in Hyderabad to teach dance. He recollects that to be the stepping stone to his career. He moved cities and started living his passion. It was during that time when the craze for Zumba was booming. To align himself with the current trend, he enrolled himself in the Zumba certification course and got certified as a Zumba trainer. With his unique style and perfectly fast paced dance, people started to recognise him by the name Sri. Currently he’s the senior trainer in Dance Fitness, Zumba and Prowl here at Cult.fit. The satisfaction and joy that comes from making people happy and working on their fitness is something indescribable to him.

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Harsha Maheshwari

Harsha Maheshwari is an artist, dance and fitness enthusiast with the stage name KOMET(Knowledge Of Movement with Evolution of Technique). She dances, acts and brings together artists from various parts of the world together through her studio- HAPPY HOURS DANCE PLACE, located at Begumpet. She indulges in organising and marketing events which play a huge role in encouraging a lot of talented artists to take up this profession on a full time basis. She has also organised dance workshops and camps at national and international level for the PRIVILEGED. Under the title THE MAGICAL WORLD OF DANCE , she has organised and been a part of 50+ events for the underprivileged, physically challenged, orphanages and a few highly reputed NGO’s of the city. A certified Sujok specialist- level 6, an active member in the theatre groups of Hyderabad, a certified Zumba Instructor with an experience of 4 years, the mentor for Miss Hyderabad 2017, judge of various regional and national level dance competitions, performer for YouTube fan fest 2018 and GES 2017 that was choreographed by Padmashri awardee Ananda Shankar Jayanth, she has a ton of achievements to be proud about. She was also a 4 times TEDx speaker at TEDxJubilee Hills 2018 and TEDxGlendale academy. Along with her team, they have performed at TEDxHyderabad 2017 and TEDxYouth 2018. Lately she has stopped tagging herself as a “hip hop dancer” or “bharatanatyam dancer”. But if she had to choose a dance form for the International Dance Day, she’d like to talk about Waacking, which she has been training on the most. Her teacher from LA, Kumari Suraj and she have not only organised workshops where hundreds of enthusiasts came to learn, but also made them compete by organising BATTLES. Started in 1970’s in LA’s gay clubs, WAACKING - is a dance form which set free the gay’s in the clubs to express and connect to their movement. They found freedom in clubs to be whoever they truly were and disco music connected them the most. It has some essential elements such as Waack, Punk and pose.  She found waacking super interesting and thrilling because it’s a dance form that makes people love themselves and the story telling and expression through waacking is super RAW. Her movement with dance and #HEALnotHate got her waacking in no time. She knew that her purpose in life was to spread love and make people fall in love with themselves, so this dance form came just in time when she started kicking the fear of judgement out and loving herself more. Dance day is for everyone, everyone who loves music and movement. Right from dancing on the streets and clubs to dancing in the washrooms, dance is a language which unites people and apart from great entertainment, it is an amazing way to express yourself rather than impress and fit in. She recommends Happy Hours Dance Place for anyone who wants to have a life changing experience with Dance.

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Apooh Mahi An all style dancer by heart, her foundation, her pillar and her roots are grounded, not in the form, but the culture “Hip Hop!” Passionate about dance from a very young age, she has been teaching basic dance forms and a variety of different styles for the last 7 years, apart from choreographing for different occasions. However, inspite of the various dance forms that she enjoys on a daily basis, Hip Hop is her ultimate Happy Place. Her Guru, Swapnil ExT Kumar of the Proximity Crew was her very first instructor when she was just 16. He was the one who saw what great potential she possessed and pushed her to be who she is today. Ryan Martyr is her biggest inspiration who taught her to finally come out of the cloak of invisibility, fear and the whole “what would people think” extravaganza. No matter what music is being played, it automatically takes over her body and the movements come very naturally to her. She refrains from being overly competitive about showing off skills and was never a fan of it, but she definitely loves dancing, irrespective of the place and people. If I start to revel in the music, that’s cue for you to flash the spotlight on me, because I’ll be lost until someone hits the pause button. Dancing is a form of meditation for her. People often ask her “how do you stay so happy?” Her response is “I dance and emote through every movement irrespective of music” and that’s basically what keeps her happy. She is a little dynamite full of vibrant energy and when she blows up, she will engulf everyone in her awe inspiring dance. She loves the vibe at the classes held at “HY Dance Studio”, Harsha’s “Happy Hours Dance Place” and her fam’s “Diwakar’s Gotta Dance” She considers that ‘8 steps away from turning into a killer dancer’.

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It’s school time !! With a rapidly changing world, there is lots of growth in technology. There is an essential requirement to meet the needs of the students growing up in today’s world. Schools that let children have their uniqueness, enhance their critical thinking skills, explore their creativity as well as provide an open pressure free platform to learn is extremely important. Here’s a list of the best schools in Hyderabad with the IB, CBSE and ICSE curriculums that not only provide eduction to the students but also allow them to explore areas in sports, art and performance that they enjoy. - By Alisha Bardai

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Vidyaranya High School

This school is over five decades old and is one of the best schools in town. The founder of the school Shanta Rameshwar Rao believes that ‘it is not just a school but is a way of life’. Here children are allowed to grow without the pressure of academics. Education is fun and interesting, with every child wanting to learn. Curriculum: • The school has classes from I to XII and follows the ICSE syllabus. •

Co-curricular activities like dance, music and arts are given a dais.

The school is co-educational and motivates boys and girls to study in a harmonious environment.

Campus facilities: • It has spacious and ventilated classrooms. •

Audio-visual room and auditoriums are part of the campus.

There is a vast playground with facilities to play various games.

The school has labs and a wellstocked library.

Address: 5-9-20, Saifabad, Hyderabad – 500063. Location: Opp. The Secretariat, Saifabad Phone: (040) 23237789 Website: www.vidyaranyaschool. com

Sreenidhi International School

Sreenidhi sprawls over 60 acres and boasts of world class amenities and infrastructure. The school prides in being one of the many prestigious institutions in the country that impart quality education. Curriculum: • The school allows its students to opt between IB curriculum, ICSE, and ICS. • The curriculum is well-planned and integrates modern technology to help each student understand the concepts. • Sports and extra-curricular activities are encouraged. Campus Facilities: • The residential school offers separate accommodation for boys and girls. • Classrooms are spacious with interactive smart boards. • The school has a well-stocked library and modern labs for different subjects. • The management organizes cultural exchanges and activities, as well as film screening on the campus. “Ms Nancy (head of the school) is well versed in digital literacy and online learning platforms that enhance 21st century learning, through differentiated instruction and formative assessment with feedback to drive academic achievement.” Says school authorities. Address: Near Appa Junction, Aziznagar, Moinabad, Hyderabad – 500075. Ph No.: 099122 44409 Website: www.sis.edu.in Email id: info@sis.edu.in 30 APRIL, 2019 TULIP

I am the Pyp Homeroom Facilitator at Sreenidhi International School and I can vouch that it has proved to fulfill the parameters of what modern education is. In its effort to deliver quality education it has built a learning hub for many students that consider the school their second home. Also its belief that we all are learners first helps everyone associated with it to engage in being lifelong learners . Shamsha Merchant Homeroom Facilitator, Shreenidhi international


The Aga Khan Academy

Aga Khan Academy lies in the midst of a 100 acre campus off Rajiv Gandhi International Airport road, Hyderabad. This residential school is ranked one of the best in Hyderabad . Curriculum: • The school follows the IB curriculum from grade I to XII. It provides equal value to sports, arts and fine arts. Academics and co-curricular activities go hand in hand, stressing on the overall growth of students with well trained mentors and facilitators. •

The IB curriculum is a multi-disciplinary program that fosters intellectual curiosity with a sense of social consciousness. It also encourages creativity and develops leadership qualities in the students.

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purpose for their own and others’ lives.” Says Dr Geoffery Fisher, head of Academy. “The Academy serves as a hub of opportunities, and has given me exposure to events like MUN and service opportunities. The best thing I love is the diversified and multi-cultural environment it provides. It is community and a home to me.” Says Alyque Farishta (grade 10) Address: Survey No: 1/1, Hardware Park, Maheshwaram Mandal, R.R. District, Hyderabad, Telangana 500005. Phone Number: 040 6629 1313 Email id: admissions.hyderabad@agakhanacademies.org ; Website: www.agakhanacademies.org/hyderabad

Campus Facilities: • The campus has hi tech junior school and senior school classrooms, science and computer labs. •

Sports facilities include a swimming pool, gym, indoor and outdoor sports courts. Separate sections for arts, music and dance are provided for.

The campus also houses separate residential buildings, for boys and girls.

The health centre has 12 beds with a full time nurse.

“To develop ethical leaders for the India of tomorrow and to ensure that all our students graduate with a sense of affection for school and

Glendale Academy

The green campus with airy classrooms and well planned infrastructure has established itself as one of the leading institutions of education. Curriculum: • The school follows CBSE curriculum from kindergarten up to Grade XII. The scientifically designed curriculum and well trained staff make this school a conducive environment for inquisitive children. •

Linguistic intelligence is improved through fun based activities like story-telling, poetry and creative writing.

The school upholds the importance of physical education and arts and craft.

Arts, dance and music, are promoted, and physical education includes skating, karate, swimming and other outdoor sports.

and to care for others by becoming global citizens and develop an active respect for the environment.” Says principal Dr Swaminathan V.K “Glendale has helped me differentiate between right and wrong through the guidance by the teachers. It has provided me with values such as equality and helped me become who I am today.” Says Tasheen Kajani (grade 6) Address: Beside Sun City, Artillery Centre Gate, Hyderabad, Telangana 500091. Phone Number: 040 6552 3980 Email id: info@glendaleacademy.net ; Website: www.glendaleacademy.net

Campus Facilities: • The school houses well equipped classrooms and labs for chemistry, physics, math and biology. •

There are separate well-stocked libraries for the junior and senior wing.

The large campus also houses exclusive studios for art, dance and music.

The campus has separate courts for basketball, volleyball. Skating rink, swimming pool and beautiful gardens.

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Nasr Schools for Girls and Boys

Nasr aims at providing ideal education to prepare its students for their future. The school focuses on moulding young minds in tune with the progressing world of today. Curriculum: • The school follows ICSE syllabus and has separate schools for boys and girls. •

Workshops based on theory and practicals are conducted to help children understand the concepts better.

Co-curricular activities are given equal importance, and students are encouraged to pursue dance, music or art.

“I have been a part of Nasr for 15 years and I can say without doubt that my teachers have played a huge role in making me who I am today. It’s not just an institution, it’s home.” Afshin Ratnani, Student

Campus facilities: • The school has large and airy classrooms. •

The libraries are well-stocked, and the labs are in tune with the curriculum.

The campus has a large playground that has facilities for games like hockey, volleyball, and cricket.

Address: Road No. 12 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034. Locality: Banjara Hills Phone: 040-23302615 Website: www.nasrschool.in

Chirec International School

Chirec International School is located on a lush green campus in Kondapur. The school has been in existence for over 20 years and is one of the best international schools in the country with two branches. Curriculum: • CBSE, IB, and Cambridge curriculum are followed in the school. Students who belong to globally mobile communities can opt for the IB or Cambridge curriculum. •

The school provides students the opportunity to explore and discover their talents.

Sports, arts, music, and dance, apart from other cognitive activities are part of learning at Chirec.

The absence of end-of-term evaluation until class V makes learning a fun and engaging process with no pressure.

Campus Facilities: • The classrooms are large and airy and fitted with state-of-the-art audio-visual aids. •

The laboratories are equipped and updated from time-to-time to handle international level curriculum with ease.

Modern facilities such as auditoriums and art and craft rooms allow children to pursue their interest in arts.

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“It’s been a journey of 19 years for me with CHIREC and it’s like my second home. I was promoted to Programme Coordinator, Coordinator for classes IX TO XII, Head Master and now I am the Vice Principal of the International section. Teaching is my passion and I have been enjoying every bit of it for all these years”. K. Venkat Raman, Vice Principal


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Hyderabad Public School

The school is a publically funded institute in Telangana state. It was founded way back in 1972 and has gained the reputation of being one of the best schools in Hyderabad. Curriculum: • The school offers ICSE curriculum. Co-curricular activities and sports are given equal importance. •

The staff and teachers pay individual attention to each child.

Campus Facilities: • This school has well-planned classrooms, library, labs, and sports areas. •

There are separate labs for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

The large campus also has exclusive studios for dance, music, drama and arts training for children to excel in their hobbies and interests.

Address: 1-11-87 & 88 , S.P. Road, Begumpet,Hyderabad – 500016. Ph No: 9140-2776-1546, 9140-27760038. Fax No: 9140-2776-4698. Email: contactus@hpsbegumpet.org.in Website: www.hpsbegumpet.org.in

Indus International School

The school is located in Mokila village, Shankarpally, Hyderabad. Established in 2008, the school is listed in the top 10 international boarding and day schools in India by Education World. Curriculum: • Follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Equal encouragement is given to arts, music, dance and sports. • The school has incorporated a first of its kind, Indus Leadership Curriculum, which includes subjects like biotechnology, graphics, internet, ecology, entrepreneurship. • Strong future orientation and training is given to each child to the school to help them understand the many emerging technologies of today and also their pitfalls. • Community based programs are integrated as part of the curriculum that helps inculcate strong values, compassion and empathy in the students of the school. Campus Facilities: • This leading international school in Hyderabad has boarding facilities, sports ground, indoor stadium, swimming pool and horse riding arena. • Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the entire campus is yet another tech feature that makes this school on par with international standards. • The cultural block houses dance studios, art and music rooms and an open amphitheater. It also has hi-tech classrooms equipped with smart boards and LCD monitors and desktops. Address:

Survey No. 424 & 425 Kondakal Village, Near Mokila, Shankarpally Mandal, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Telangana 501203 Phone Number: 084173 02199 Email id: principal@indusschoolhyd.com Website: www.indusschoolhyd.com

I strongly believe teaching provides an opportunity to nurture the young minds of future generation. I turned towards the teaching profession as I enjoyed spending time with children. It allows me to personally foster and instill respect, love, compassion and cooperation. I feel being a teacher is a very rewarding experience. It is a great opportunity to learn and grow. At Indus, I have learnt that it is very important to create a sense of curiosity in children and it’s equally important to give them space to reflect and express their ideas. Aashma Bhaidani Teacher, Indus international TULIP - APRIL, 2019 33


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Who doesn’t love a good floral dress? Floral prints will always make a comeback during the Summer/Spring seasons and make us go gaga over them once more. Akshita is wearing a cute floral romper and has paired it with classic red strap heels. Simple studded hoops and hair let down in beach waves and you’re all set for a brunch out with your friends! Don’t shy away if heads turn your way! 36 APRIL, 2019 TULIP

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Dungarees have returned in a revamped fashion and how! This is so versatile that a lot can be achieved with just one look! Sindhu is wearing dungaree shorts with an off shoulder white crop top! Classic. The entire look is taken to another level with the Cornrow style braids that add that oomph factor to the look and make it edgy yet classic

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Light, Summery and totally cool! This outfit literally shouts easy-breezy! A baby blue bodycon dress, paired up effortlessly with a pastel hued striped shirt is tied up in the front to give it that casual yet put together look. Adidas originals give it that extra flair. Pooja donns a playful half up half down hairstyle that is let off in loose waves.

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Your Face is 90% of your selfie

Beat the rising heat with The Spa at Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel Gachibowli, as it offers guests a chance to cool off with a multitude of refreshing and re-energizing treatments. The spa experts use their skill to revitalize your every sense with sensational treatments like Aromatherapy, Balinese massage, Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage and Foot reflexology to name a few. This is a fantastic opportunity to avail of the numerous immediate health benefits of spa treatments like lowering blood pressure, alleviating pain and improving blood circulation. Indulge in a reviving experience from head to toe with these super offers! Address: Sheraton Hotel, Financial District Pricing: 20% on all treatments Date: 1st April to 30th April Contact: +91 40 4925 1190

This summer, do you want people to look at you and think, “Wow, I wonder why I have never thought of her in such a great way before? This summer, do you want to sunbathe at beaches but still have a lovely fair skin at parties? Shapes Style Lounge, has come up with their summer special “Skin Whitening Treatment” customised specially for people who have a tanned skin. The treatment begins with a complete body massage with a tan removing moisturiser after which a thick layer of scrub is applied on the skin. This scrub is left on the body and face for 20 mins after which you are sent to the steam room for another 20 mins. At the end of the treatment that ends with a hot shower, you will notice instant visible difference in your skin tone. It definitely gets 2-3 shades lighter! Visit Shapes, get the treatment done and make your body and face tan free in just 45 mins! Address: Opposite Google Office, Kondapur Pricing: Rs 2750 for full body Contact: 040 23114435

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Summer is full of wonderful things — but melting makeup, smeared eyeliner, and super-sticky lipstick are not among them. We asked our city’s favourite artists to spill her best tips for summer makeup looks, skincare hacks and tips for keeping makeup looking fresh and pretty, even when the weather is working against you.

From The Expert- Aliya

Barely there is the mantra when it comes to the base. Keep your base soft and natural, using something like a tinted moisturiser or a BB cream which has SPF for a healthier skin.

Apply the product only where it’s needed, using fewer products and focusing more on the key features. Keep the skin as natural as possible, let your skincare products like your moisturiser fully absorb into the skin before buffing in a BB Crème or a foundation, giving you the option to build coverage where needed. Set and lock everything with very minimal loose powder.

Enhance the eyes with browns, avoid using blacks. Use a soft brown liner or you can blend and diffuse the brown liner on the lid, add some waterproof mascara to finish the look.

Choose a natural looking blush in a cream or powder form, applied in a blur way, blending outwards for a softer look.

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Take matte shade of a bronzer to warm up the complexion. Apply where the sun would naturally hit the face will make you look chiseled at the same time giving that glow and warmth the skin needs. Sweep from the temples, down the cheek, along with jawline in a ‘W’ shape. Buff and blend together with the blush.

When it comes to lips, spotted at the runway this season were fresh, floral lip tones. Pinks, corals, peaches etc, layer then over the lips and blur the edges using your fingers to create a fresh wash of colour on the lips. This is a beautiful way to achieve that effortless summer vibe.

Address : Horizon Avenue, 3rd Floor, Road No.10, Hyderabad. Ph : 08448446616

From The Expert- Mahdiyeh During summer season, I suggest 4 skin essentials to all my brides and customers. Follow these religiously to achieve the perfectly hydrated summer skin because your skin is going to represent you for a very long time! •

Exfoliate: For any treatment or cream to work on your skin it needs to be clean. Exfoliate at regular intervals to slough away the accumulated dead skin cells that are clogging your pores and forming a layer on your skin.

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Apply Sunscreen: Protect ur skin with sunscreen. Sun Ray’s are a cause for many skin issues like pigmentation fine lines dry skin brown spots etc. Min SPF is 30 and keep reapplying every few hours.

My favourites- la shield glenmark sunscreen spf 40 and Lacto calamine sun shield. Address : Shantinagar Road No.4, Opp Hockey Ground, Masab Tank. Ph : 9100063200

My favourites- Everyuth walnut scrub, St Ives scrub •

Drink Water: The problem with summer is it makes u sweat alot making ur cells loose water quickly so to maintain moisture levels in ur body and not feel weak or faint due to dehydration u need to keep a check on your water drinking game and get it right.

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Let the Summer begin.. SPECIAL

As kids, most of us have enrolled ourselves in various summer camps. Sometimes, it was about splashing paint all over ourselves, or it was about being part of a choir. Whatever the activity at hand, we did earn ourselves some extra credits, and of course friends for life. It is now time to get back in form and literally throw back to being kids at heart. Let us take you readers through the fun filled part coming up this summer, so you can truly find yourself in doing what you love. - By Tanvi Kesari

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Samahaara Weekend Theatre Workshop

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If you are an actor at heart, or would want to unleash your inner Amitabh Bachan, enrol yourself in Samahaara’s weekend theatre workshop that starts from April 27, 2019 to June 16, 2019 on the weekends. This way, professionals would not have to worry missing their offices, and children can make their weekends even more fun, and educational. You get to learn about the evolution of theatres into a contemporary craft, and develop your imagination into becoming a better actor, and to be able to perceive plays the next time you witness them. Throughout the workshop, actors would have the opportunity to evaluate material, and put up a workshop performance at the end of it. What better way to learn acting, than having a first hand experience by learning from a bunch of acting geeks? The workshop is scheduled to start from the essentials of story development, play writing, stage management, design, and direction finally to move on to focus on the actor in you. Other than just learning how to act, it is a mix of theatre activities, readings, analysis, discussions, and performances. Workshop dates: April 27, 2019 to June 16, 2019 (weekends only) Fees: Rs. 6500/Facebook: Samahaara acting school Address for correspondence: 4th Floor, B Block, Road Number 11, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034, India. Book your slots on bookmyshow.com today!

TruArt by Truptika

Who doesn’t love art? Everyone loves watching it, but when it comes to drawing something as simple as an apple, we fail. We all know the shapes of an apple, but are we aware of light play, shading and the colour palette involved in creating a masterpiece drawing? Well, the city’s own young artist Truptika Kanjani has been following her passion of teaching art to kids, and creating commissioned portraits to her esteemed customers. Her little workshop studio called TruArt by Truptika gained momentum with her unique techniques, and her attitude towards children. If there is a passionate, and an ambitious little Picasso at home, make sure the tiny tot gets some professional guidance and training this Summer. Make the colours of the summer come alive! Find out more on her Facebook page listed below, and book slots for you kids, nieces or nephews. Facebook: TruArt by Truptika

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Outdoor and adventure camp 2019 If your teens are full of adrenaline, and ready to set out on an adventure, nothing can beat this camp for the Summer this year. Outlife is organising a 5days 4nights outdoor and adventure summer camp for kids from 9 to 15 years. It focuses on bringing outdoor education to schools and youngsters to enhance their personality development. It gives an opportunity for the children to connect with the natural world and learn all about the outdoor skills that they have been missing so far. Activities include nature and adventure based learning, experiential learning activities, bushcraft, cultural and personality development events. Hurry now before your children miss out their opportunity on connecting with the nature. Summer Camp Schedule: 24 April, 2019 to 28 April, 2019 Venue: Divya Retreat, Hyderabad. Group Pass: Rs. 8991/Early Bird Pass: Rs. 9990/Regular Pass: Rs. 10,990/Contact for correspondence: +91 7729988783/ +91 7729988785

Film Making, acting, anchoring, script writing, and direction summer camp Let us all take a minute for this super bonanza summer camp where one gets to play with various skills within 45 days. Glitters Film and Media Academy has come up with a multitude of workshops barring age and gender, and according to personal interests. This summer is going to get dramatic, yet full filled, with a lot to learn from. A call to all the aspiring individuals craving to make their way into the movies. Find out more about the summer camp with the details mentioned below. Summer Camp Schedule: 1 April, 2019 to 15 May, 2019 Early Bird: Rs. 20,000/For Children: Rs. 15,000/Regular: Rs. 25,000/Address for correspondence: Glitters Film and Media Academy, Near Omega hospital, MLA Colony, Above IOB Bank, 3rd floor, Road No.12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

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Weaving With Yarn

This summer let your child learn this unique creative craft. This unique workshop gives students the opportunity to weave their very own wall hanging, hair bands or coasters using their choice of colours! The class will be limited to a small group to ensure plenty of time and hands on attention from the faculty. All materials required for the workshop will be provided. You will receive your own handmade weaving board to take home with you to continue your weaving journey. Summer Camp Schedule: 8 April to 12 April Venue: Kites And Nine Pins, Plot No. 123, Road No. 3, Kakatiya Hills, Madhapur, Hyderabad 500081, Hyderabad Contact for correspondence: Kites and Nine Pins on www.allevents.in

Summer covered with Fur Summer camp for kids between 10 to 18 years of age, this three day camp will have your kids experience how a training facility is run everyday, they will experience the joy or training, caring, swimming and most of all how to love and respect mans best friend. The camp will be held for three days at Progressive Dog Training and Boarding School, Hayat Nagar. The food and accommodation will be provided. Every camp member will be awarded with a special certificate autographed by their favourite canine of progressive’s and also will receive a special gift for their service.

Summer Camp Schedule: Sat Apr 20 2019 at 09:00 am to Mon Apr 22 2019 at 04:00 pm Venue: Progressive Dog Training and Boarding School, Injapur road , beside Jaiswal Furnitures, Hyd Fee: Rs 1500 Contact for correspondence: +91 9849987926.

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Ultimate Summer Camp

Looking for an ideal place to let your kids go absolutely wild and have the time of their lives this summer? Well, you’re going to love Sim & Sam’s Ultimate Summer Camp! They have a number of activities for kids. The first hour starts with Martial Arts and Fitness sessions for the kids. The second hour comprises of Arts and crafts. The third hour is filled with fun play activities in the play zone. Venue: Sim and Sam’s Party and Playtown, Behind Cine Planet, Hyderabad 500014 Fee: Rs 300 for 1 day and Rs 7000 for 30 days Timings: 10 am to 1 pm

Escapades Culinary Studio

If the name does not get your hunger pangs going, then you’ve not been living life enough. As much as Summer is about burning those calories and sweating it out, it equally is about eating yummy food. But, how much of outside food can you keep eating? It is time to pick up the culinary spoons, and channel your inner master chefs. From basic to advanced baking sessions, bread making, healthy salads, gourmet soups and salads, Indian cooking on request and a lots more, Escapades Culinary studios has proved itself to be a class apart. The classes change with the season, to incorporate suitable and interesting themes, ingredients, and food trends. All the classes are conducted in small interactive and fun groups. Classes can be scheduled according to your interests, and conveniences. Explore your taste buds and learn the art of being a master chef this summer! If you are a corporate, looking for effective team exercises, you may get in touch and personalise a plan for you and your team. Email address for correspondence: escapadesculinarystudio@gmail.com Facebook: Culinary Escapades Classes

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Summer Camp By Golds

Wanting your kids to have a break from school and studies this summer? Indulge them in some relaxing yoga sessions and energising classes to unwind and beat the heat of the season. The camp is also going to have numerous fun filled activities like games, exercises, dance, fun, fitness etc! What are you waiting for? Enrol your kids now for some exciting activities in an exciting environment with their peers! Summer camp schedule: 15th April to 15th May Location: Golds Gym, Himayathnagar Timings: 10:00 am to 11:30 am Contact for correspondence: 9000026767, 7680989874

Creoville Camp

At Creoville summer camp, children get the chance to have a fun and educational experience with activities aimed at promoting different skills in a childlike public speaking, motor skills, language skills and social skills. Their each program is prepared as per the childs age and preferences. The camp is for kids from the ages 2.5 to 10 years. Summer Camp schedule: 8th April to 31st May Contact for correspondence: 92467207788 TULIP - APRIL, 2019 53


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Easter tales Hope, Love and Joy! Easter spells out beauty. The rare beauty of a new life. Easter is a Christian holiday of high religious significance that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. According to the New Testament of the Bible, Jesus rose from death three days after being crucified by the Romans around 30 A.D. The holiday concludes the “Passion of Christ,” that begins with Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer and sacrifice and ends with Holy Week, which includes Maundy Thursday (the celebration of Jesus’ Last Supper with his 12 Apostles), Good Friday (on which Jesus’ crucifixion is observed), and the glorious Easter Sunday where we greet each other saying “Christ is Risen, indeed!” Easter 2019 is on Sunday, April 21, but Easter, along with Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday and the respective events occur on a different date each year, depending on the Gregorian Calendar. In the wake of the modern era and a number of Easter traditions that usually make up for a well spent Easter, we haven’t forgotten the true essence of Easter. Let us take you on a journey of how a typical Easter is celebrated by people around here! - By Jessica David

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Vishal Fernandes

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Food and Travel Blogger Easter is one of the most prominent days for Christians all over the world. The day is marked as the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who rose from the dead. Growing up, it’s been a tradition of sorts to start the Easter celebration with a traditional Easter Vigil Mass that is held in the hours of darkness between sunset of Holy Saturday and Sunrise on Easter Day. Easter is also a perfect excuse for us to indulge in festival cooking and eating out. While hot cross buns are typically served on Good Friday, we reserve the good food for the feast on Sunday, which usually includes Chicken Roast, Spicy Honey-Glazed lamb Chops, Fluffy Buttery Cinnamon Cake & Caramel Custard. In between Church and festival cooking – an Easter Brunch at Novotel HICC or at Westin Hyderabad is mandatory. And no Easter celebration is complete without gifting each other a basketful of eggs or an Easter bunny made of chocolate or marzipan – these bring their own unique charm to the celebrations while maintaining age-old traditions.

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Aarti David

Aarti David is a city, food and lifestyle Blogger who shares her delectable Easter Crunchy Bars recipe with us all. Give this fun and yummy dessert a definite try! Easter Crunchy Bars Ingredients 350 grams dark chocolate (pieces) 125 grams soft unsalted butter 200 grams tea biscuits (avoid the salty ones) 100 grams mini marshmallows 3-4 tbsp golden syrup or maple syrup Cooking Process: 1 In a sauce pan melt the chocolate, golden/ maple syrup and butter. 2

Take out 1/2 cup of the chocolate syrup and keep aside.

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With a rolling pin bash the biscuits in a plastic bag. Avoid bashing them completely into crumbs.

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Add in the biscuit crumbs and pieces and then the mini marshmallows into the chocolate mixture in the saucepan.

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Place this mixture into a foil tray, pour over the chocolate syrup that was set aside, flatten as much as you can with a spatula.

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Cover and leave to set to refrigerate for 3 hours or over night.

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Once set remove from the foil tray and cut into squares, preferably bite size pieces and dust with icing sugar if you desire.

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Anusha Mondal

Music Teacher, International School of Hyderabad. Easter is one festival that is extremely close to my heart. Every year, I specially look forward to this day because unlike other festivals that get over in a day or two, this one stretches over an entire period of 40 days, commencing on Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter Sunday. This period before Easter is called “Lent”. Lent is a season for me to reflect on my life and seek God by fasting and meditating on His Word. We observe the 40 days of Lent by fasting and praying and refraining from food and festivities and typically anything that we enjoy eating/doing, the most. In doing so, we try to emulate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days before he was crucified. The essence of Easter for me is celebrating “God’s Love” for mankind. On a typical Easter Day, you would find me attending the sunrise service at church, which is a beautiful and breathtaking sight in itself. Post this, I usually head out to a lovely breakfast with all my church friends where we indulge in great food with great company. Lunch is always a family affair with my entire family gathering together and making elaborate plans. Since we’re comprised of a large bunch of foodies, we all take our food very, very seriously! As a Hyderabadi, we try to bring the best to the table, right from a typical Hyderabadi cuisine, to an extravagant Continental spread. You will find it all on our table. This is followed by an amazing quality time that we as a family share and enjoy. All in all, Easter is a time filled with gratitude for what Christ has done for me and the celebration of a forgiven, grace-filled life with family and friends!

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Amanda Katru

Healthcare Professional, Global Health. Easter is always such a special time in my family. Not only is it special religiously, but it is a time to reflect and move on to new beginnings. There is beauty that surrounds the earth. The grass is finally greener, the flowers have bloomed and the weather has warmed up here. A really special Easter was when I was 6 years old. I remember my maternal grandfather waking me up very early to go to church. But what he didn’t tell me was that he had something really special hidden under my pillow. He placed a large marzipan egg filled with candy. At such a young age, nothing could have made me happier than to break that egg and reveal its contents. Now, our Easters are more relaxing. Every Easter we dress up in pastel colored outfits and go to church in the morning. Church service is filled with a large choir singing, trumpets sounding and an orchestra that will blow your mind! The service is so moving that you can really feel the peace and happiness that surrounds the place. After Church service, all of our family gathers together at our house for a special lunch. We usually do a fusion of Indian and American food. My Mom makes her infamous Biryani and I bake every decadent dessert you can imagine. After lunch, there is always a photo session with the entire family which consumes most of the afternoon! We also sit together and talk, sometimes we watch old home videos or look through old photo albums. Easter is always a time filled with family and friends and I think thats what makes it so heart warming.

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Amanda Katru’s take on the tangy sweet Lemon Lime Layer Cake. This LEMON LIME LAYER CAKE is just perfect for spring and summer. This gorgeous cake has layers of lemon cake frosted with a lime buttercream. Get your baking trays out! Lemon Lime Layer Cake Ingredients * Lemon Cake: * 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans * 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour spooned and leveled, plus more for pans * 1/2 teaspoon baking powder * 1/2 teaspoon baking soda * 1 teaspoon salt * 1 tablespoon lemon zest * 1 1/2 cups sugar * 2 large eggs plus 3 large egg yolks * 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice * 1 cup low-fat buttermilk * Lime Buttercream: * 7-8 cups confectioners’ sugar * 2 limes juiced * 6 tablespoons lime zest * 1 cup butter softened to room temperature * 8-10 tablespoons milk Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Lightly spray with baking oil and flour two 8-by-2-inch cake pans. Make sure to tap out the excess flour. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest. 3. In a large bowl mixing bowl and using an electric mixer, or use your Kitchen Aid mixer like me, cream together butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Reduce mixer speed to low and add in eggs and yolks, one at a time. Mix in lemon juice. Alternate adding in flour mixture and buttermilk beginning and ending with flour. Mix until well combined. 4. Pour ½ of the batter into one pan and add the remaining to the second pan. Place in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until cake starts to pull away from the sides of the pan. 5. Once cakes are completely cooked remove from the oven and cool. Allow the pans to cool for 10 minutes on a cake rack, then remove cakes from the pans and place back on cake rack, allowing them to completely cool. 6. While the cakes are cooling, make lime buttercream. In a large bowl, cream together the confectioners’ sugar and butter until smooth. Gradually mix in the milk, lime zest and juice with an electric mixer until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes. Color with food coloring if desired. 7. 2 Layer Cake - Evenly spread the filling on top of the bottom layer, then add the second cake on top.

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ILDLIFE & ILDERNESS

A diehard fan of wildlife photography, pursuing his passion for over five years now by visiting forests over 5 to 6 times a year...a full-time entrepreneur, a visual storyteller and a firm believer that every picture has its own story. Presenting to you-

Ajeet Gurditta...

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What made you get passionate about wildlife photography? Wildlife Photography brings me closer to Wildlife, where I’m able to put conscious effort into observing and anticipating animal behaviour closely over a period of time and then try to capture the moment for eternity. Capturing those natural historic moments motivates me the most. Showcasing the beauty of nature and wildlife in particular to the world is an inspiration in itself. When this cycle of experiencing, capturing and showcasing began, I started getting passionate about doing better and better.

TRAVEL

Are you formally taught or a self-taught photographer? Whatever I have learnt, I have learnt through experimentation. I see lots of training videos on YouTube. I closely follow the works of top photographers and try to emulate them on the field. Is the Photography gear used for wildlife photography different from that of regular Photography? Yes, there is a tremendous difference in the gear what we use for wildlife photography. For getting good pictures in the Wild, there are three things that you should look for in a camera. They are ISO performance, High Shutter Speed and Frames per second (FPS). A basic camera ISO range varies from 100 to 6400, whereas the high end Camera will give you an ISO ranging from 100 to 102400 which is useful for clicking the subject in extreme low light conditions. A good Shutter Speed helps in getting a perfect freeze shot, like a bird in flight or a tiger chasing its prey. The high-end camera gives you a shutter speed of 1/8000 of a second, thereby giving you a perfect action shot. The third and the most important thing is the frames per ssecond. A basic camera will give you 4 to 5 frames per second whereas the high-end camera will give you 12 frames per second thereby ensuring that you don’t miss any part of the action. What are the basic traits of being a wildlife photographer? Some traits or what I call it, “the must-have qualities”, of a good wildlife photographer are Patience, anticipation, endurance, ability to handle extreme weather conditions, swiftness and a die-hard passion to go that extra mile. When shooting animals, what do you find most challenging? In wildlife, most of the actions happen for a fraction of a second and you can’t lose the window of opportunity. If you miss the action you will never get a second chance. You cannot put your guard down when you are on the field, you always have to be ready all the time or repent for a lifetime. So staying alert and ready all the time is pretty challenging. Among your works, which one is your favourite? There are many pictures that are close to my heart, out of which my favourite image is the one clicked at Jim Corbett National Park. It’s one of my favourites especially because it has one of the most beautiful tigresses in an amazing picturesque landscape of Ramganga river of Corbett in one frame. Such a shot is a dream frame for any photographer. Whose work has influenced you the most? Great pictures happen when skills meet an opportunity. There are many skilled photographers whose pictures have cast a major influence on my work. Few names that come to my mind are David Yarrow, Mark Smith, Sudhir Shivaram, Kiran Poonacha, Mohan Thomas and others. What are your future goals? Is there any place in the world you want to go if given a chance to pick? In the years to come, I would like to be counted among the top ten Wildlife photographers in the country. I have long cherished the dream to click Grizzly bears, which are found in Alaska. Any advice to aspiring wildlife photographers? Willingness to learn and improve oneself is an attitude which any aspiring wildlife photographer should possess. Have a camera handy and keep clicking any subject near you like birds, insects or other species. Keep experimenting and keep learning from your mistakes. Most importantly be a self-learner and do not hesitate to ask for help from people who are better than you. Contact : 9849500770 Instagram : ajeet_gurditta ; Facebook : Ajeet Gurditta TULIP - APRIL, 2019 61


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Refurbish your homes to match your persona We might be a completely different person but our homes could be speaking something else about us. The reason? Not enough talents to showcase our personalities and choices. Of course, you could be a doctor and still have interior designing skills, but nothing can be on par with the ideas of a professional. So here we’ve got some worthy interior designers giving out their best tips for that oomph factor to engulf your home and their services can transform your house, office or rather any place into a masterpiece. Go ahead and renovate your abodes!

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- By Nishat Afzal


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SONA REDDY From a budding architect in Bangalore to a field engineer in LosAngeles, Sona Reddy interprets different facets of her versatile persona. An interior designer, a curator, a fleamarket addict, business woman, a dog lover - are few roles, she boisterously manifests. The founder and creative head of Room Therapy, she is a master’s degree holder in aArchitecture and Construction Management along with worthy experience in a reputed firm in Bangalore as a junior architect. Later on, she became a field engineer in Robert. f. Kennedy school, USA. Afterworking for close to four years in the field of architecture and construction, she moved to Hyderabad to tread a path to her passion of creating a home decor store by the name of ‘Room Therapy’ and started doing interior projects on her own and gave birth to the new venture in 2014. Since then, she has designed a number of places including Haiku, Icecreamery and Store Antonym. Reddy specializes in creating interiors that ooze freshness. She employs simple lines, plenty of wood detailing, and unconventional installation pieces to distinguish their projects from the rest. She likes to keep it simple. Her projects feature functional wooden furniture pieces, smartly-placed feature walls and installations, and colour schemes so subtle, they redefine restrained brilliance. To her, creativity comes naturally and she strongly believes in creating a concept - a home that spells of an individual’s personal style. Within a short span of time she has firmly placed her foot in the field of interior design and with room therapy she is all set to enchant it’s world.

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Painting: Bring your bedroom and/or lounge alive with a dash of cherry blossoms

A horse figurine: Stately, unfinished, almost semi-done, this figurine is all about pride and class. This figurine should find its place of pride in the centre of your living room

Antique clock: Add a sense of history to a room that has contemporary art and modern elements.

A mirror: Simple in design and elegant in looks, this mirror is a perfect piece for your bedroom or a passageway at home. If you’re placing this in your bedroom, make sure that its corner is free of clutter and other adornments. This mirror demands its own space.If you’re placing this in the passageway, place this at the end of the passage. Candle holders: These candle holders are statement pieces that work as terrific center-pieces, too. Place them on an antique trunk that has a complementing and contrasting effect TULIP - APRIL, 2019 63


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UNNATI PINGLE

Much of her portfolio resembles a makeover lookbook and her revamped spaces are designed without fundamentally altering anything. Unnati Pingle is an interior designer who can turn a rather boring bungalow into a colorful memento. She says that curating work of art for her now is like “walking into a great maze and emerging out of it with a masterpiece.” Her clients include Surekha group of industries, Ohris, etc. She runs a design firm called Unnati Pingle Design Studio that believes in the process, exceptional finishes and a dash of drama to create interior and architectural spaces. The firm’s design style is majorly contemporary with elements of tradition and a burst of colour. The Principal Architect, Unnati’s interests lie in travel, culture, nature and colors and they inspire her design sensibilities.

TIPS & TRICKS She believes in using as much of the old things that one already owns to lend a newer look to a space. “Like, glamming up a dining table with silk and glass on top of the existing wooden frame,” she suggests. Her own home is filled with things like old pickle jars and bird cages that are creatively used as planters. “Changing the color of furnishings and adding wallpapers is perhaps the simplest way to enliven a dull space,” says Pingle. Green has always been her “starting point” and she throws in the most unusual color combinations for effect. “Why would someone want to blend lime green with red, purple or orange and grey? But I would say, why not. The only rules are those that you make,” she says. So go ahead and throw some color!

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AAMIR SHARMA

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A very renowned name in the field of interior designing, Aamir Sharma is listed in Forbes India as 7 Architects and Interior designers to watch out for. Aamir Sharma is a dynamic yet thoughtful designer whose work is invariably modern ‘with an eclectic twist’. He likes to describe his designs as ‘creative and playful’. He’s also a firm believer that good client relationships improve the creative process and executes a slick, modern look or traditional interiors with equal confidence. AANDH is headed by the husband wife duo Aamir and Hameeda. Their extensive and versatile body of work ranges from interior design of residences, corporate offices, retail stores and hospitality spaces.They have in the past decade of practice won up to 20 National and Regional Awards for Excellence in Design, including the Hafele Trends Excellence Award in Interior Design in 2016 and 2017 and have won many National and Regional Awards by IIID.Their minimalistic, urban chic designs make them stand apart in the residential and retail space design. They make use of a lot of salvaged recyclable material in their various projects and reinterpret them with a quirky and contemporary design sensibility, aka - modern traditionalism. They love discovering their clients’ vision and approach each project with an open mind to create something unique. Their interest in global and local trends in fashion, lifestyle, travel and design is reflected in their varied palette of retail spaces, breweries, restaurants and residential projects. Their past projects range from individual home owners to hospitality and restaurant chains such as Prost, Urban Asia, F Cafe, to retail spaces like Orion, SuhaniPittie, L.BajrangPershadJewellers, etc.

TIPS & TRICKS To keep it simple, spacious and practical, with lots of storage. A stylish, modern way of decorating with Art Deco in mind is to include just a few touches and not overcrowd the room with geometric elements. It’s all about creating discrete look with rich colours or elegant materials with zigzags and sharply angled and cubist forms. Mutued hues, dramatic accent pieces, mood lighting and clever spatial planning can be done to transform your house. Use of modern furniture with antiques of 40s and 50s add a touch of royalty to a room. TULIP - APRIL, 2019 65


INTERIOR

TIPS & TRICKS Having a green space adds a splash of color to your place. As long as you have an empty wall or some backyard space, you can easily design this space and incorporate some greenery into it. We have some great tips for you to get started with some basics. A great approach when you don’t want to spend a bomb on the interiors is to start using plants on walls and corners to build a Vertical Garden. What you need to start with is • Choose the area where you want to build your vertical garden - It can be as extensive as a boundary wall or even a small balcony wall, as long as it gets some natural light • You can also create a freestanding green wall that can act as a movable partition, making it an amazing option to break the monotony by changing its position every now and then • Plants can be chosen as per the dynamics of the light. You will find many plants that are economical and easy to maintain • You can now make a DIY Vertical garden with basic things around you like frames made from wood, lanterns, cages etc. The décor pieces that may be lying at home can actually create an aesthetic corner in your houses • Selection of plants always depends on the environment around, and can be chosen with a little help from any plant lovers.

RAMYA KODURI & SWARNA VEMULAPALLI A truly dynamic duo, Swarna and Ramya are both engineers who followed their hearts and nursed their passion for gardening, only to give way to their establishment, Peace Lily in the year 2016, which is a luxuriant project, sprung from the minds of these two friends. Since its inception, Peacelily has methodically grown to become one of the area’s well-known products. They always wanted to start something of their own, and Ramya’s love for plants along with Swarna’s background in construction management helped them conceptualise ‘green space designing’. Miniature gardening and terrariums seemed like a perfect start to this journey, and today, they’ve expanded into offering unique green space designs as well.They make every offering special. Be it a miniature that shows an old couple having coffee in the terrarium, or vertical gardens, everything is designed with the element of human emotions. The products are also quirky, ecofriendly, and perfect in either households or office spaces. While they overcame their own challenges and inhibitions, Swarna and Ramya share that their biggest accomplishment was surviving in this competitive world. The reasons for their success include: not taking things for granted; concentrating on every small detail; taking customer feedback and making changes; and not shying from getting their hands dirty. 66 APRIL, 2019 TULIP

A few more simple ways to bring the greenery into your house is to invest on a green center table with plants instead of an expensive coffee table. You can also use some great centerpieces or terrariums on your shelves and tables to make them appealing. You can use your old lamps with some plants in it and place them in any corner of the house. Do you have a lot of old furniture? Don’t throw that away – get some plants and add them to your old furniture and make it a green corner in your house! Plants will always give your space an attractive and welcoming display. And to top it, you will feel good inside when you look at them, and they make any space healthier.


INTERIOR

PADMA SOMIREDDY

Padma Somireddy, Founder & Chief Designer, Divine Designs, an innovative interior designing service providers, is one such achiever, who stepped-out of her successful IT career to explore her passion – interior designing. The first spark that lit the blaze of her passion for interior designing was the joy she experienced when she had to redecorate her house in the U.S. by herself. As more and more of her friends & relatives appreciated the work and sought her advice, she started developing this in-built talent towards choosing the right color, styling & other accessories which thrusted Padma to get formal education at Middlesex County College(U.S.) A well-organized, dedicated entrepreneur, Padma has successfully executed several projects in India & U.S. She is a creative personality with gregarious nature & patience, who incorporates innovative ideas into every project with a consistent focus on quality & personalized services. Her firm, Divine Designs stands tall as a 30-40 people strong company that has successfully accomplished over 100 projects, solely through word-of-mouth publicity.

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EXCLUSIVE

IPL fever in the city!

With the onset of IPL 2019 in India, the city is witnessing crazy behaviour among cricket enthusiasts supporting the team of their choice. The battle ground is all set for the orange army on who the stakes are bid very high! Matching the same excitement and contagious cricket fever, we have put together for you the match schedule for your convenience. We also went around speaking to various people who shared with us their inputs about their various teams, expectations and plans for this season! “A true Hyderabadi by nature and a diehard SRH fan by heart, I have vowed to attend every SRH match in person this year! With our captain cool David Warner back on the field, my expectations from the team have risen and I am sure we will win the trophy yet again Insha Allah. Go Orange Army!” Abbas Inayatulla, Student.

“I would be definitely rooting for Sunrisers Hyderabad because of the multiple all-rounders which has a good balance in the team and the return of David Warner has made the team more dangerous”. Moghny Khan, Entrepreneur

“We will without a doubt be supporting RCB as it is the best team in the world and has the world’s two best playersVirat kohli and AB Devillers RCB has also proved to be the most entertaining team amongst all. This year, we are looking forward to two things- Winning the cup and attending the RCB match at Abu Dhabi”. Mehdi, Audior & Zulfeqar, Architect 68 APRIL, 2019 TULIP


VIVO IPL 2019 Teams

EXCLUSIVE

Date

Timing

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Delhi Daredevils (DD) Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Delhi Capitals (DC) Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Vs Mumbai Indians (MI) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) Delhi Capitals (DC) Vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Rajasthan Royals (RR) Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Mumbai Indians (MI) Vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

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ENTERTAINMENT

Varun Dhawan addresses rumours of wedding with Natasha Dalal Varun Dhawan, who earned rave reviews for his earnest performance in his latest flick ‘October’ recently celebrated his 31st birthday. Professional life apart, fans have been curious to know when the handsome hunk will tie the knot. Given his frequent appearances with his rumoured girlfriend, Natasha Dalal at various events and parties, the rumours surrounding his marriage have only gained more fodder. So is marriage on cards for Varun in 2018? Speaking about getting hitched, Varun reportedly said that one should go ahead with the nuptials only when one feels ready for it. The actor allegedly added that there is no particular age to get married and that if he ever plans to get hitched, he will surely let everyone know.

Tessa Thompson confirmed for ‘Avengers Endgame’

The actor plays Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and first appeared in 2017’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok’. The studio made the revelation recently through the 32 ‘Endgame’ character posters. Marvel successfully managed the suspense as neither the character nor Thompson’s name was included on the film’s official poster, which released earlier this month.

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Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor head back to college for ‘Chhichhore’

Nitesh Tiwari’s next directorial, the campus-drama ‘Chhichhore’ featuring Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead, is currently in its last leg of filming. After Mumbai, the unit of the Sajid Nadiadwala production drove down to Pune for a day on Thursday to shoot at Symbiosis College, the characters’ alma mater in the film.

Here’s why Chris Evans aka Captain America, is still single

Actor Chris Evans, in a recent interview, opened up about his still single status and it seems like the actor knows exactly what he is looking for in a partner and doesn’t mind being alone till he finds his “someone special.” The 37-year-old actor spoke about his perpetually single relationship status. “I’m the one who fears being enveloped. I was always a really autonomous guy my whole life. Camping by myself is one of my favourite things,” the actor said.


Alia Bhatt will join Ram Charan & Jr NTR in Delhi

Baahubali director SS Rajamouli has signed on Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt in his upcoming magnum opus RRR. The film stars Ram Charan and Jr NTR in lead roles and is touted to be a patriotic action-drama. Alia will be seen romancing Charan in the plot which the director announced recently at a press conference in Hyderabad. The initial schedules of RRR in Hyderabad have been wrapped up and the crew will now head to Delhi and other places for further schedules. And according to latest reports, Alia Bhatt will join Ram Charan and Jr NTR in Delhi and begin shooting for her portions in the film. Post Delhi, Rajamouli will head to various locations in North and Central India for further schedules.

ENTERTAINMENT Dhanush will be next seen in Asuran

The Tamil star and National Award winning actor Dhanush has enjoyed a phenomenal last year with Maari 2 and Vada Chennai which didn’t only garner critical acclaim but also did great business at the ticket windows. The actor has just started the shooting of DuraiSenthilkumar’s next with actress Sneha and now one more actor has joined the cast, who is Naveen Chandra. The actor is known films like AndalaRakshasi, Agarathi, Sivappu and many others.

Olympic legend Michael Phelps tries his hand at cricket with Delhi Capitals Michael Phelps met with the players of Indian T20 League franchise Delhi Capitals as he attempted to learn the nitty-gritty of cricket, saying he might not have a career in it but he surely enjoyed watching them take on Chennai on Tuesday evening at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. Phelps, the most successful Olympian of all-time, played some cricket with the DC players with the two parties exchanging tips about their own respective sports.

RCB to make matches petfriendly at M Chinnaswamy Stadium

This Indian Premier League (IPL) season, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have decided to make their home matches pet-friendly at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. The Bengaluru franchise has invited spectators with their pets at an exclusive pet-lounge or dog-stand named “DogOut” with seating designed for people and canines. (ALSO READ: Gaining momentum will bring best out of players: RCB coach Gary Kirsten) “Royal Challengers Bangalore believes in being compassionate and inclusive. We care about all the fans that are dearly associated with the team. One such group of fans is pet-parents and lovers. Pets are extension of their families and we as RCB would like to make them very much a part of our RCB family,” an RCB statement said. TULIP - APRIL, 2019 71


ENTERTAINMENT

MOVIES Movie Reviews

Notebook Adapted by screenwriter Darab Farooqui from Teacher’s Diary, Thailand’s official entry for the Oscars in 2014, Notebook transports the original tale from a rural school to a remote location in the Valley, where a small institution floating in a lake is on the verge of being shut because it does not have a teacher. The handful of students who once attended the school are at a loose end. An ex-soldier, Kabir Kaul (Iqbal), a Kashmiri Pandit nursing the guilt of having failed to save a boy from a landmine, arrives to fill the breach. Abbas Kiarostami kind of touches - a protagonist trying to seek a vantage point from where he can connect his handset to a mobile telephone service - are inevitable in a location such as this. The network is spotty here. A boatman tells Kabir that mobiles work in this part of the world only when the mausam (weather) and mahaul (environment) are conducive, which, he hastens to add, is rarely the case.

Captain Marvel “Captain Marvel” mostly takes place in the mid-1990s, and feels like it was made then, too, in terms of its technical prowess and emotional depth. This is not a compliment. As for the former, perhaps that was intentional—yet another example of wallowing in period nostalgia alongside the grunge chic and girl-power anthems. The prolonged intro in space and the big action sequences have a cheesy, retro feel to them that can be amusing but also inscrutable. Speaking of music, the folks behind “Captain Marvel” spared no expense on the film’s soundtrack, including songs from such female-driven ‘90s acts as TLC, Garbage, Elastica, Salt-n-Pepa and a painfully on-thenose use of No Doubt’s “Just a Girl” during a particularly elaborate fight scene. The girl power (and grrl power) ring out loud and clear, if a bit hollow.

118 Goutham (Kalyan Ram) is an investigative journalist on a mission to uncover the truth about the girl (Nivetha Thomas) he dreams about. Who is she and why does he dream of her being in danger forms the crux of the story. In Alan Moore’s famed graphic novel V for Vendetta, there’s a line that goes, “Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea... and ideas are bulletproof.” It’s almost like cinematographerturned-director KV Guhan decided to play along with that thought and turn it into a gripping tale filled with innocence, love, smokescreens, deceit and murder. And boy, did he succeed for most part!

Upcoming Movies in April

Romeo Akber Walter 5th April 2019

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Arjuna 12th April 2019

Penguins 7th April 2019

Kalank 19th April 2019

Avengers endgame 26th April 2019


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TINSEL TOWN

Audi

Speeding in Style

Manjula

Padmaja 74 APRIL, 2019 TULIP

Parvathi Reddy

Sunila

Unnykrishna

Rajiv Sanghi & Rahil Ansari

What: New Showroom Launch Where: Audi Showroom A new Audi showroom was opened in the city recently that has the best Audi car collection. The city’s known faces were seen at the showroom launch and they seemed to have enjoyed themselves admiring the cars, taking selfies and enjoying the live music playing in the background.

Veni

Shilpa Reddy


TINSEL TOWN

Boutique

Fashion Fiesta

Meghana

What: Store Launch Where: By the thread, Banjara Hills Yet another couture boutique in our city to make women drool over its clothing. The launch was held at the store in Banjara Hills and was attended by many fashion fanatics. It houses exclusive outfits from multiple designers in all colours and sizes.

Thabitha Sukumar

Dolly

Upen Reddy

Sindhu

Nehar

Sunita

Colours before Holi

Bhavika

Kaja Lakhani

What: Pre Holi Bash Where: Raasta Cafe The freedom flowers were recently seen enjoying the Holi party even before Holi! An event was planned at Raasta Cafe with a “sarees” as the dress code. All the ladies looked breathtaking in sarees and enjoyed colouring each other with gulaal. Full of fun, food and frolic- that’s exactly how the event was! TULIP - APRIL, 2019 75


TINSEL TOWN

Aakanksha

Anshum

Prashanth & Radhika

Vennala

Rajiv & Sonal Doshi

Areeb

Sweetha & Kalpesh Bandari

Bang Bang Holi

What: Holi Celebration Where: Novotel Hotel Shamshabad Hyderabad’s crowd was seen going crazy throwing colours at each other, grooving to the loud music and drinking thandai. Actress Neha Malik grace the event and made it more fun by dancing to some great Bollywood and Tollywood numbers. All in all, it was a cracy crazy fun event enjoyed by all! 76 APRIL, 2019 TULIP

Archita Nanda Shaheen & Sikander

Neha


TINSEL TOWN

Lakshmi Manchu with a kid

Fashion for a cause

Rakul Preet Singh

Adarsh

Huma Qureshi

Pragya Jaiswal

What: Annual Fundraiser Where: Park Hyatt Actors from across the country walked in support of Teach For Change to invite volunteer applications for the upcoming academic year. Designer Varun Chakkilam presented his collection Marine Serenade and Jewellery was showcased by Hiya Jewellers. The fundraiser organised annually by Teach For Change brings together celebrities and members of parliament from across the country to highlight the need of quality education in Government schools.

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Sania Mirza

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TAROT Aries

Sanctuary, isolation, solitude, peace. For Aries, April will be a welcome retreat from the constant humdrum of life. An inner or literal sanctuary is sought out to heal and rejuvenate. Relationships bond into deeper intimacies as partners become each others confidantes and best friends. It is a good time for friendships all around. At work and in Business, its time to slow down and rest. Time to find a mentor who will provide a sanctuary in the competition. A Vacation is a very good probability. Lucky color: Pink; Lucky Stone-Rose Quartz; Lucky number 7.” A sanctuary in life is like water in a desert”

GEMINI

Keywords: Miracles, gifts long due, faith. Get ready to receive the miracles you have always wanted to manifest in your lives. Singles find perfect compatibility in their dream partner while couples discover the depth of their love for each other. Work is at its best as promotions, recognition and raises are in store.Businesses have the highest profit and it looks like it hit the jackpot! You could surely win the lottery this month or finances will be at an all time high. Lucky color-Gold; Lucky stone-Gold stone; Lucky number-1. “Miracles happen when you believe your dreams”

LEO

Keywords: beauty, wonder. This month is sure to be an incredibly beautiful journey. Joy, affection, beauty and freedom all are available to leo. Singles meet a joyous and beautiful partner who makes them laugh. Couples revel in their love and enjoy some lighthearted, idyllic times together. At work, the camaraderie between colleagues is infectious and you end up being more productive due to the positive energies. Lucky color - gold; Lucky stone - Topaz; Lucky number-10. ”A thing of beauty is a joy forever”

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TAURUS

Keywords: Healing, calmness, peace, spirituality. Taurus is on the brink of healing as the forces of the universe flow through you this month. Couples find synergy in their interactions and any wound is healed this month. Singles start their quest for love anew, refreshed. At work, things happen as if by magic and projects are low key to provide you with a breather, Businesses will start producing results as something has come in sync. Finances are much better. Health will be perfect this month as the universe is your doctor. Lucky color: Yellow; Lucky stone-Citrine; lucky number-0.”Healing hands”

CANCER

Keywords: Support, brotherliness, cohesion. This month everyone seems to be available to support cancer. Singles find partners who are caring and genuinely want to help. Couples enter a nurturing phase in their relationship. Gifts might be exchanged and your partner is a pillar of support. At work and in business colleagues and even bosses are willing to lend a hand to you. Make the most of this time. Students will get extra help from teachers or classmates. Lucky color-Green; Lucky stone-Green Aventurine; Lucky number-3. ”Ask and ye shall receive”

VIRGO

Keywords: Delight, Joy.This month Virgos are dancing on air. Relationships are blossoming and love is in the air.The heart beats with pure joy. Love is exchanged unconditionally and with an open heart. No hidden agendas here. At work and in business everyone is open and transparent. A sense of joy envelops the entire environment and projects and goals hit the mark every single time. Lucky color - orange; Lucky stone - carnelian; lucky number-9. “Joy multiplies when you share it”


LIBRA

Keywords: Wisdom, leader, beacon of light. This month is a path breaking month for librans. Lead by example. You will be looked up to by friends, lovers and colleagues so watch how you behave. Singles are put on a pedestal by their dates and the ego loves this. Couples teach each other deep lessons leading to wisdom and clarity on their path together. You shine this month. Lucky color - silver; Lucky stone-Pyrite; Lucky number - 4. “Everyone loves a leader”

SAGGITARIUS

Keywords: Passion, pleasure, savouring life. Time to indulge yourselves saggitarius. This month brings you a phase of pampering yourselves, so grab it.Couples might head for a spa or wine weekend. Singles will date a gorgeous partner who seemed inaccessible. At work, you are the boss and its possible that people go out of their way to treat you with respect.Health will be on a high and so will finances, with gifts coming in frequently. Lucky color - Purple; Lucky stone - Amethyst; Lucky number - 8. ”Be treated like Royalty”

AQUARIUS

Keywords: choices, many paths, possibilities. Aquarians are at a crossroads this month. Important choices need to be made and limitless possibilities exist depending on your decision. No choice is wrong. Dont wait, take the leap of faith now. Singles can finally ask their crush on a date or just forget the whole idea. Couples could decide to work it out or let go. Lucky color - brown; Lucky stone - tigers eye; Lucky number - 2. ”The world is based on your choices”

SCORPIO

Keywords: Rejuvenation, clarity, healing the past. The past is over and the future is brand new waiting for you to step into it. Do not hesitate to leave behind the shackles of the past and embark on your brand new journey. Relationships undergo transformations as baggage is shed and a new energy rises up to positively bond couples and singles alike. At work and in business, its time to take stock and leave behind the things you could not accomplish. Lucky color - White; Lucky stone clear quartz; Lucky number 0. ”Starting on a clean slate”

CAPRICORN

Keywords: Enthusiasm, motivation. This month brings the slightly serious capricorns some joy. Relationships will bring enthusiasm and joy. Love will be given back and forth without holding back. Singles might find a partner that makes them motivated to bring them the moon. Couples will be in a wonderful mood and might go for weekend outings and picnics. Lucky color - Emerald green ; Lucky stone - Malachite; Lucky number - 6. ”Passion makes you alive”

PISCES

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Keywords: Great adventure, risk taking, moving forward. Its an exciting time for pisceans as this month brings them some interesting adventures. Singles might encounter an unusual date. Couples might go skydiving or river rafting! At work and in business, risks are taken and they pay off spectacularly. Lucky color - Navy blue; Lucky stone - Lapiz lazuli; Lucky number-5. “Life is an adventure, live it that way!”

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Shop No. 6-3-871, Greenlands Road, Begumpet, 040 2341 3434

Landmark

Somajiguda Circle, Begumpet 040 4050 5000

Oxford Book Store

Rd Number 1, Ambedkar Nagar

pCAR DEALERS Audi

Opp Barclays Bank, Road No 12, Banjara Hills. Tel:23324545

Talwar cars (Volvo)

Near Reliance Digital, Rd. No. 12, Banjara Hills. Tel : 67118135

Renault Hyderabad

3-7-112/20/3/B, Near Kamineni Hospital, LB Nagar 040 2403 6599

Volkswagen Deccan

Plot No. 08, Sy No. 102/3/B, Nagole Village, UppalMandal, Ranga Reddy District 077998 88700

1860 266 0010

FITNESS CLUBS 360 Degrees

Road No. 10, Banjara Hills, Phone:040 2335 8223

JEWELLERS

Rd. No. 36, Jubilee Hills,

Mangatrai

Tel : 23552360

Basheer Bagh, Tel : 23211083,

F45 Training

Film Nagar, Jubilee Hills 073067 64545

Core Fitness Station Road No. 37, Jubilee Hills, 040 6559 1999

Ozone Fitness & Spa Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, 040 3910 0000

Gold’s Gym

Himayatnagar, 090000 26767

hHOSPITALS Apollo Hospitals

Rd. No. 10, Jubilee Hills, Tel : 23553323, 23608050

Care Hospitals

Rd. No. 1, Banjara Hills, Tel : 30418488, 30116142

Rainbow Childrens Hospitals

Rd. No. 10, Banjara Hills, Tel : 23319064, 23319062.

Yashoda Hospital

Somajiguda, Tel : 67779000

Sunshine Hospitals

Secunderabad, 040 4455 0000

The Birthplace

Road No. 2, Banjara Hills 040 6713 9999

HOTELS ITC - Kakatiya

Musaddilal Jewellers MG Road, Secunderabad 040 27846770

Suhani Pittie

Inorbit Mall, Madhapur 098490 19163

CMR Jewellers

Patny Center, Secunderabad 9989222916

Mor Jewellers

R K Plaza, Panjagutta 040 2340 5786

)MOBILES

8-2-68/1/B/B1, Owners Pride, 5th Floor, # 12, Road, GS Nagar, Nandi Nagar 040 6456 5510

Starbucks Coffee

Road No. 92, Near Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills 80 APRIL, 2019 TULIP

Somajiguda, 040 4031 1111

Elvy Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd. Road No. 12, Banjara Hills 040 69999403

Inhabit  

J RESORTS Alankrita

Thumkunta Village, Shameerpet Tel : 27709106 / 27709104

Palm Exotica Boutique Resort & Spa

Parveda Village, Shankarpally, Tel : 42020222 / 42020444

Hitech City, Madhapur 099668 31888

Bhanoor, Near Patancheru Tel:23492350

Mega Mobile

Leonia

#10-4-41/A/2, Shop No.2, Golconda Apartment, S.D. Hospital Road, Castle Hills 091778 79046

Cellworld Communications

Door No. 5-9-62, Shop No. 42-46, Khan Lateef Khan Estates, LB Stadium Road, Basserbagh 095534 77759

MULTIPLEXES IMAX Prasadz

Begumpet, Tel : 40112222.

Neerus

Rd. No. 1, Banjara Hills, Tel : 66465678, 23350744

Golconda resorts and spa Osman Sagar Lake, 040 3069 6969

RESTAURANTS Affair

Plot No 115, Road 10, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad Tel : 9249899999

Begumpet, Tel : 66629917 / 16

BIBA

Punjagutta, 040 6678 2244

Westside

Somajiguda Circle, 040 2340 0421

CMR Shopping Mall

Patny Center, Secunderabad 9989222916

"SALONS Paris de salon

Main Road, MLA Colony, Banjara Hills, Tel : 67120183

Naturals Unisex Salon & Spa Inorbit, Madhapur 040 4202 1111

Manea

Madhapur, 040 6453 2323

Lakme Salon

Madhapur, 040 4021 2003

Mirrors

Road No.1, Jubilee HIlls 040 2354 4236

SPAS

Little Italy

Opium Spa’s

Tel : 23448989 / 39895050

Road. No. 92, Jubilee Hills, Tel : 23558001 / 02

Road No. 36, Jubilee Hills, 040 6589 0269

INOX

Glocal Junction

Park Hyatt-Spa

Hitech City - Madhapur, Tel : 67676767 / 67676828

Home Centre

Vertigo - The High Life

Lahari

The Lounge-Cafe Coffee Day

SkyPark Cafe

Rd. No.1, Banjara Hills,

Big C

PVR Cinemas

INTERIOR

Mebaz

Road No.12, Banjara Hills, 040 6599 3599

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel

Banjara Road, Banjara Hills, Lane After City, OppTaj Krishna 093946 61065

040 66620390

Krishna Pearls & Jewellers

Punjagutta, Tel : 23400231

6-3-1110, Ground Floor, Amrutha Mall, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda 040 2341 5910

Westin

Road. No.1, Banjara Hills,

Origins

Shamshabad - Tel : 66250000 Hitech City - Tel : 66824422 Road No.6, Banjara Hills Tel : 040 67331133

Plot 115, Road 10, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad Tel : 9249599999

RWardrobe

Tel : 44767900

Gvk Mall, Rd No.1 Banjara Hills, Tel : 44767770 (www.inoxmovies.com)

Minerva Coffee Shop

TOT

Tel : 23350130

TBZ

Novotel

70, Nagarjuna Hills 040 4019 4014

PUBS

Road No.10, Banjara Hills,

Above Elahe, Rd No.10, Banjara Hills, Tel : 67114636

Marriot

Tank Bund,Tel : 66522999

Reddy House Mla Colony, Jubilee Hills, 040 6461 8100

Banjara Hills : 66756666 King Koti, Tel : 66665588

Near NTR Gardens,

Cuppa

Elahe Dr Dog Care

Hard Rock Cafe

Begumpet, Tel : 23400132

COFFEE SHOPS

Cheque in favour of Bilgrami Media Pvt. Ltd.

Punjagutta X Road Tel : 66621115 / 66621116

PET CARE Blue Cross Animal Shelter

Neeru’s Emporio on Road No.36 Jubilee Hills, 040 3298 9858

Olive’s Pet Clinic

DC Classifieds, Basheerbagh, 095507 25960

Petcetera Home Stays

International School, Tapovan Park, Manikonda, 098857 27269

Road No. 1,Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 040 33165688

Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, 040 4949 1234

Chime

Road No.12, Banjara Hills 040 6550 0226

Nanakramguda, Gachibowli, 040 49251142

Aura Spa O2 Spa

China Bistro

GVK One Mall Banjara Hills

Sodabottleopenerwala

KIDS PLAY CENTRE

Road No.1, Jubilee Hills, 040 6516 0999 Road No.1, Jubilee Hills, 040 6888 8681

RETAILERS Jade Blue

Road No.1, Banjara Hills, 040 23307774/75/76

Tel : 9959010088

Sim & Sam’s

Party & Play Town (Kompally) 9676511212

SUPER MARKET Balaji Grand Bazar

Basheer Bagh, Hyderabad Tel : 040 - 23228802


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