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JULY 2012




Get Drenched in the Monsoon Showers INTERIOR Stylish Floors

RNI NO.: APENG/2010/33719


In conversation with your favourite designers






On the Cover : Asmita Marwa Photography : Ranganath Make up : Edward Shimray Hair : Ashton Pierra


Aamir Sharma talks about his hardship, tough times, success and fame in – A Day From His Diary


Asmita Marwa and her views on fashion

Hyderabadi designers showcase their best outfits for this wedding season


Discover Portugal - A country that is unspoiled by commercial tourism and which has not been overrun by shopping malls for tourists.



Why breakfast is the most important meal of the day


The beauty of tiles, flooring and how they reflect beauty on the rest of the home interiors


Featuring the newest from Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Porsche and Bentley


XOLO X900, Logitech, Samsung, Sennheiser, Olympus and Sony

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK Summer was harsher and upsetting than ever before. Mercury levels rose higher than anyone could have predicted, in Hyderabad. But good God, it’s faded now and we have experienced a rapid onset of monsoons already – something which we have been intensely waiting for. What makes this season a favourite among most of us is the fact that, it favours us success and fortune in crucial aspects of our daily lives. There is a sign of relief, contentment and unexplainable happiness connected to this season. Read on for a rundown on what monsoons have in store for everyone of us and how it brings the critical element of benevolence with it. Also check the versatility of umbrellas and how you can enjoy every season, when you know how to use it. Hyderabad was always known for its uniqueness in fashion and the amount of innovation designers embark on their fabrics. The ceaseless competition with other metropolitans in India undoubtedly paved a wider path for betterment among the city designers and inspired them to turn more creative over the recent times. City fashion designers are gaining national recognition and identity, which is a matter of pride in itself. With adherence to success and growing expectations, I am sure they have nothing but the best to offer. As the wedding season is ahead, this issue features few such fashion designers who are highly acclaimed and trusted by celebrities for their special occasions and family events. They have also cited the inclined awareness of fashion among Hyderabadis. They know what they want! On a rendezvous with the fashion diva herself, Asmita Marwa talks about her journey towards international fame, with a desire to contribute more to the fashion industry. Good flooring is an important element for a home, as they reflect positive vibes to the owner and the one who steps in. White marbles for instance, allows us to develop a clam, composed and a well-focused mindset and white is the colour of peace. Catch the renowned city Interior Designer – Sirisha Mulpuru expressing her views on the significance of tiles and the resources where one could find the various types of flooring in town. Talking about nightlife, Hyderabadis have this distinctive way of partying. The best thing about them is they know what they want to listen to and where to party. They know what’s happening and when! On that note, Tulip brings the list of famous and most frequented nightlife destinations and their features. Also, check that position for what the people have to say about Hyderabad party life.


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Tulip is the best lifestyle magazine in Hyderabad, according to me. I’ve been reading this magazine right from its first issue. I enjoy reading fashion related articles. I eagerly wait for every issue release. Keep up the good work, Tulip! Shabnam Shaikh SS Fashion World, Owner I really liked reading the anniversary issue of Tulip. It was a complete guide from shopping to what’s new in town. I regularly follow what’s new section in the magazine. It keeps me updated. Good job! Shashikanth Aditya Birla

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RNI No. APENG/2010/33719 Edited, Printed, Published & Owned by Esam Ahmed Bilgrami # 3-5-121/E/1/6/2/A, Ramkote, Street No. 3, Haseen Villa, Hyderabad - 500001, Andhra Pradesh. And Printed at Suneetaa Art Printers, #3-5-94/5/1/A, Rajamohalla, Ramkote, Narayan Guda, Hyderabad - 500 029 Published at Bilgrami Media Pvt. Ltd., # 1-8-308/2/2, Haseen Plaza, Near Modi Ford Showroom, Begumpet, Hyderabad - 500016. Editor : Esam Ahmed Bilgrami Email : Website : All rights reserved. Republishing in whole or part without written permission is prohibitted. All photographs, unless otherwise indicated, are used for illustrative purpose only. Publisher and Executive Editor’s Note: We make every effort to publish the magazine that is informative, entertaining and free of errors. We regret any omissions or inaccuracies, which are entirely unintentional. Please do bring to our notice any article that may be incorrect, or any photograph erroneously published. Also, we would be pleased to include any article or photograph that warrants our attention. We believe in the spirit of this city and its lively people and do hope our content bring only smiles on our reader’s face. As always, your suggestions are welcome.

I love the fashion segment in the magazine as it keeps me updated with the latest trends and what’s new segment, as it gives me an insight on what’s happening. Sara Shazi Homemaker Tulip speaks of the gorgeous scenario of Hyderabad, which reflects the fashion statement of the elites. Tulip in a word, is the real bud enhancing the essence of today’s glamorous world! Shalini Modani Fashion Designer

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Dim-Sum Sundays @ Syn Every Sunday

While the talk is that we make the best dim sums, Syn offers you a chance to experience how. Guests will find them so delicious and appetizing that they will end up asking for more. Contact – Taj Deccan, Ph No. 66663939


Sunday Brunch Every Sunday



Trivia Night @ Altitude Every Monday

Monday nights made interesting! Dawn your thinking cap for interesting trivia quiz at Altitude. Contact – Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre, Ph No. 27522999


Weekend Brunch @ Spice Junxion Through July

Drop in for a great Sunday brunch, where you can make your own brunch from the menu. Choose any juice, soup, appetizer, salad, main-course, made-to-orders and much more. Contact – Sweet Nirvana, Ph No. 42414343

With our Special Saturday Brunches for the extended weekends, experience the magic and flavours of the best recipes from four states of India on one platter. Contact – Taj Deccan, Ph No. 66663939



Sunday Brunch @ Okra

Every Sunday, 12:30 – 16:00 12 live counters with food from across the globe, an exclusive area and buffet for kid and live music! The brunch here is a must try! Contact – Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre, Ph No. 27522999


Midnight Pool @ Waterside Café Through July, 12:00 – 02:00

Cross Promo Offer @ Haldi Through July

Eat for Rs. 2,000/- or more and get a Rs. 500/- gift voucher to eat at La Cantina. Or you could do it the other way around. It’s best of both countries! Contact – Novotel Hyderabad Airport, Ph No. 66250000


New Menu Through July It’s bigger and better!



Lunch Buffet @ Indi Joe’s

Weekdays, 12:00 – 15:00 A wide spread of Continental, Chinese and Indian dishes; with mouth watering choices on desserts, which also include chocolate fountain for kids. Contact – Indi Joe’s, Ph No.66683333


Watch Fest Till July 10, 11:00 – 21:00

Walk into Lifestyle store and be delighted with the array of exciting discounts and irresistible offers available across leading watch brands. Contact – Lifestyle, Kundanbagh, Begumpet, Ph No. 23410008


New Dessert Menu Through July, 12:00 – 15:00 and 19:00 – 23:00

Fusion 9 introduces its new spring / summer dessert menu. All mango lovers this season should come in and try the chef’s special mango cream caramel. Contact – Fusion 9, Ph No. 65506662


Cuisine Of The Riyasats @ Bidri Through July

Food festivals, Eat fresh live and huge sandwich- A wide array of vegetarian and Bidri now presents you with non-vegetarian delicacies, topped splendid authentic flavors from es along with soup, doughnuts, upcoming Lucknow, Kashmir, Kakatiya and burgers, croissants and Tepakyaki with mouth watering desserts just other dynasties. So feel the lusat Rs.350/ice-creams. cious pang of fine delectable Contact – Hyderabad Marriott events and Contact – Taj Banjara, Riyasti cuisine, as the flavorsome Hotel & Convention Centre, Ph No. 66669999 table is set for you. Ph No. 27522999 what’s new in Contact – Hyderabad Marriott, Ph No. 27522999 town. All this Brunch Sparkles @ Kebabs & More Dr. Jukebox Arena to Saturdays, Every Tuesday 30 Mondays 31 and lots more. 29 Every Sunday 12:00 – 15:00 Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra or Choose from grills, pastas, OriSavour unlimited Kebabs to your Your guide ental, Continental or Indian and stomach’s content. Relish the dish Count Basie brings your request to the Dr.Jukebox – Roger, at follow it up with a delicious selec- of the day with your choice of to the city Altitude. tion of desserts. Indian bread and our famed Dal Contact – Hyderabad Marriott Contact – Taj Deccan, Bukhara. happenings! Hotel & Convention Centre, Ph No. 66663939 Contact – ITC Kakatiya, Ph No. 40081950

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Ladies Night Every Wednesday

A little mid-week treat just for the ladies! Head to Kismet for the best of Hip-hop and R ‘n’ B music with DJ Jay at the decks. Contact – The Park, Ph No. 23456789


Single Malt Series @ Atrium Bar Through July

Every single malt has its history and its own story to tell – water source, founder and the country of origin. Contact – Taj Deccan, Ph No. 66663939


Happy Hours Through July, 17:00 – 20:30

Buy a drink and get the next one for free at TGIF on Fridays, during the happy hours. Contact – TGIF, Ph No. 40151925


New Menu @ Momo Café Through July

It’s bigger and better! A wide array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies, topped with mouth watering desserts just at Rs. 350/Contact – Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre, Ph No. 27522999



Synderella Hour @ Syn Every Thursday

Come every Thursday to Syn, where girls will have all the fun with free drinks and great music. Groove to the hip hop tunes by DJ Nitin as we celebrate ladies night. Contact – Taj Deccan, Ph No. 66663939


Liquid Buffet @ Underdeck

Through July, 19:30 – 22:30 Get unlimited liquor from selected domestic brands for Rs. 750/- and Rs. 999/- along with chef’s choice of vegetarian and non-vegetarian snacks. Contact – Taj Banjara, Ph No. 66669999


Lunch Buffet Through July, 12:00 – 15:00

Enjoy your lunch buffet @ 45 Jubilee with 67 varieties of salads, with vegetarian and non-vegetarian main courses for Rs. 250/- and taxes. Contact – 45 Jubilee Hills, Ph No. 23550094


Duck Death And Tulip : Puppet Theatre Play July 26, 18:00 onwards

The group is considered to be one of the finest and this piece is one of the top ten of the theatre plays for children and won the Berliner Theater Prize in 2009. Contact - Goethe Zentrum, Ph No. 23350473



Caribbean Fridays Every Friday, 18:30 onwards

Set the tone for the weekend with a leisurely trip to Jamaica. Grab a shack, sip on a cold one and let the reggae flow through your soul. Contact – Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre, Ph No. 66824422


Retro Fridays Every Friday, 20:00 onwards

Dance to the rock beats from ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s with DJ Rahul in the house. Also relish the exclusive grilled sandwiches here. Contact – 10 Downing Street, Ph No. 66629323


Beyond Silence July 20, 18:00 onwards

The movie is about childhood days of Lara, who had an important task. Her parents are deaf and mute and Lara has to translate from sign-language to the spoken word and vice versa when her parents want to communicate. Contact – Goethe-Zentrum, Ph No. 23350473


Thirsty Fridays @ Altitude Every Friday

Check out the exciting unlimited house beverage packages on Thirsty Friday’s at Altitude. Contact – Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre, Ph No. 27522999 Contact – Goethe-Zentrum, Ph No. 23350473





New Olds : Design Exhibition July 7 – 22, 11:00 – 18:00

IFA presents New Olds - design between tradition and innovation. The variety and topicality of the many approaches are bundled around the themes material, construction, configuration, production, and traditional use. Contact – Goethe Zentrum, Ph No. 23350473 Asian BBQ @ The Square Every Saturday, 19:00 onwards From Lebanon to Japan and towards northern Mongolia to southern India – this will be the most incredible spread of grills and many other authentic dishes. Contact – Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre, Ph No. 66824422



Eat, Drink, Travel Through July, 12:00 – 21:00

Eat for Rs. 2000/- with your friends and family at the Mexican restaurant – La Cantina. Fly to Singapore and spend 4 nights and 5 days there. Contact – Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre, Ph No. 66824422


The Power of Community July 28, 17:30 onwards

Documentary Circle of AP and Alliance Francaise present a movie, which tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people, during the peak oil tragedy. Contact - Goethe Zentrum, Ph No. 23350473

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At Oprah Show

Days after the talk show host claimed, she was blown away by the answer Kim Kardashian, in relation to her 72-day marriage falling apart, I was in love - I always wanted my life to be a fairy tale, Kim




told Oprah, reiterating the same line she’s used many times to explain her split from Kris Humphries. I don’t want to get into the small things, but once we moved in, I knew he was not the one. Kardashian never actually uttered her ex’s name during the chat, but she did open up about the aftermath of the divorce (which is still legally pending). I was in depression, I thought I was going to back away from everything, she said. I stayed at home for almost four months and I am a better person now, as heartbreaking as it was to go through, it was embarrassing. I don’t want to call it a mistake, it was a lesson. During her one-on-one, Oprah made sure to ask the question everyone was sidestepping - ‘Do you think you’re famous because of the controversial video tape of yours?’ Kim chose her words very carefully, saying, You know, I think that’s how I was definitely introduced to the world. I am not naive to that fact, but it was a negative way to be discovered, so I feel like I had to work 10 times harder for people to see the real me.

Bike Stunt

Outraged government officials in Thailand are lashing out at Mother Monster for tying the country’s flag to the motorcycle she rode on stage, while scantily dressed. Thailand’s Culture Ministry called the use of the flag while wearing a Thai headdress and bikini offensive and inappropriate, as well as disrespectful to the entire nation and is filing a formal police complaint over the matter. Good use of government resources there! Authorities reportedly don’t intend to prosecute Lady Gaga at least, which is good and not something to take for granted. The Thai people were previously upset when she tweeted about looking for a fake Rolex at Bangkok’s numerous street markets. Imagine if she did anything remotely controversial by her standards. Would they call for her execution? Fortunately, she’s off to Australia for the next leg of her tour, where she will most likely encounter fewer protests, death threats and cancelled concerts.


Small Glimpse

In the highly anticipated next chapter of the blockbuster - The Twilight Saga, the newfound married bliss of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) is cut short when a series of betrayals and misfortunes threatens to destroy their world. After their wedding, Bella and Edward travel to Rio de Janeiro for their honeymoon, where they finally give in to their passions. Bella soon discovers she is pregnant and during a nearly fatal childbirth, Edward finally fulfills her wish to become immortal. But the arrival of their remarkable daughter, Renesmee, sets in motion a perilous chain of events that pits the Cullens and their allies against the Volturi, the fearsome council of vampire leaders, setting the stage for an all-out battle. The suspenseful and deeply romantic Breaking Dawn, continues the epic tale of supernatural fantasy and passionate love that has made The Twilight Saga a worldwide phenomenon. 12 JULY, 2012




Launch Of Being Human in Dubai


In the second phase of expansion plans for his charity foundation Being Human, superstar Salman Khan recently visited Dubai to launch a chain of Being Human outlets – the store will sell branded tees, trousers, jeans and watches. At a mall that the Blockbuster Khan visited, nearly 1,000 fans were present and waiting. It comes as no surprise because apparently, he rules the Khan roost for Hindi film fans in the Arab world. And that’s the reason he chose Dubai to launch his first store. Unfortunately, the launch event was not a memorable experience for the eager hordes. Salman entered the outlet, waved at fans, said a few quick hellos and left immediately, as the crowd went out of control. Fans started pushing the barriers and security guards, but luckily no one was hurt. This is just the beginning of the Ek Tha Tiger star’s big plans for Being Human in the UAE. He will open 100 outlets in the region. About a month ago Being Human merchandise was made available at ten stores in the world’s fashion capital, Paris.


To Tease Men?

The latest film to enter the list is 1982’s classic film - Shaukeen which starred Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt and A.K. Hangal; who essayed the role of old pals trailing and trying to impress a girl played by Rati Agnihotri while Mithun Chakraborty portrayed the role of her boyfriend. The film is to be remade by Rohit Roy and he is busy casting the right faces for this venture. It is notable that Rohit had earlier directed the short movie, Rice Plate; which was one of the short movies in Dus Kahaniyan. For Shaukeen remake, Rohit has finalized Naseeruddin Shah, Rishi Kapoor and Boman Irani to step into the shoes of Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt and AK Hangal respectively. And the big buzz is that Rohit’s leading lady in the film is going to be none other than the sultry seductress of town, Bipasha Basu. Yes, she will reprise Rati’s role in this remake. Tweeting about the same, Rohit wrote, Bipasha loved the script and agreed to do the film. But can’t confirm when we go on floors as the casting is still in progress.

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Ye Kahan Aa Gaye Hum

Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif’s Yash Raj flick, which was extensively shot in London, finally got a name. The movie’s name would be - Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum. A song from the movie Silsila; which featured Amitabh, Jaya and Rekha, will be a part of this movie. While there were

various options, both Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra were not happy with them. There had been reports that London Ishq was the title but the makers had denied it. Sources said – ‘Yash Chopra had more or less finalized that the film would be called Jai, but later he did a rethink. He preferred Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum from his controversial film Silsila. The film will also have Anushka Sharma of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in a special role. The movie is a romantic flick and is said to be in the line of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. It is said to be Yash Chopra’s comeback film as a director. The film is rumored to be a remake of yesteryear blockbuster Daag (1973), but later it was denied by the production house. The release date of the movie is not decided yet.

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Planning A Long Holiday

The wedding celebrations of Ram Charan and Upasana came to an end. The Mega family dropped the curtains of the event, which lasted for close to 10 days, after returning from their visit to Tirumala. Now, the young couple, who do not have much time to spend together, has left to an unknown destination for a short-break. They have gone for a holiday to a secret destination. The Magadheera star confirmed the news on Twitter. He wrote, ‘Taking off for three days on a holiday with Upasana after a hectic 10 days. Hope to be back for shoot relaxed and refreshed.’ The actor, who was undecided on the place, had told recently that the ideal location would be free from shopping and traffic. Adding to that, the destination has to be in India, as the actor has to resume shooting of his forthcoming movies. However, they will be reportedly taking a lengthy break, which is likely to happen by the end of this year, once the actor star wraps up the shooting of his Bollywood debut film Zanjeer and VV Vinayak’s Telugu movie Yevadu.



Success Of Gabbar Singh

Overwhelmed By Her Fans

Power star Pawan Kalyan is currently riding high with the thumping success of his recent release Gabbar Singh and many trade pundits are declaring that if he scores another hit with his next project, he will become the emperor of Tollywood given his fan following and the box office hysteria he creates. Now, it appears that Pawan effect is spreading into other cine circuits. So much that even his flop film is also being remade. News from Chennai is that Pawan’s movie Panjaa which tanked at the Andhra box-office is now being remade in Tamil and this will have the noted superstar Ajith reprising the role of Pawan. Though Panjaa received flak from Telugu audience, the songs and Pawan’s different look did score few points. The common factor is that the remake is being directed by Vishnuvardhan, the man who made Panjaa. It is heard that he is still confident about the script and has barely made few changes to it. Let us see how this works!

Tamil fans raised temples for Kushbu and Namita, thus making those actresses reach heights of popularity. Now they seem to be ready to raise a temple for Hansika, who is addressed by pet name Chinna Kushbu. As reports went abuzz that they already had chosen location and had placed orders for bricks and stones, Hansika hastened

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to say that she does not desire to move. Fans are raising temple for Hansika in Usilampatti, which is in the vicinity of Madurai. A location has been chosen for that. Fans are collecting donations to get the bricks and stones for the temple. It is reported that construction of the temple would commence soon. Inside the temple, they are to raise a statue of Hansika and place her photos. Also, a priest is to be appointed to conduct prayers. When enquired with Hansika, she replied – Few months back, fans from Madurai approached me and asked my permission to raise temple. As they conveyed that the temple is meant for me, I understood their love. But it is wrong to compare a human with a Goddess. I do not agree to this. Fans should not build temple for me. I will not grant permission for that.






Wimbledon Pressure

LAURENT KOSCIELNY Spain, Tough To Defend Against France defender Laurent Koscielny believes that Spain’s fluid striker-less formation requires defenders to be fully aware in order to ensure that the goal is not breached. Vicente del Bosque’s side were the only team to complete more than two thousand passes from their three matches and maintained a high level of possession in all their matches, eking out wins against Republic of Ireland and Croatia. But despite the impressive statistics, there has also been much criticism over La Roja’s striker-less formation as it potentially reduces the number of shots on goal but the Arsenal defender insists that the defending champions are fully capable of winning with their false-nine tactic. Koscielny pointed out that an important reason why Spain have become such a fearsome opponent is the fluidity offered by their formation as it makes it very difficult for defenders to establish control over the penalty box.

Andy Murray insists the weight of expectation shrouding his Wimbledon performance remains, despite Britain’s busy sporting calendar this summer. His

unconvincing preparations for SW19 continued when he was beaten 6-7 (5/7) 6-4 10-7 by Janko Tipsarevic at The Boodles tournament. It was only his second match on grass following his early exit from the AEGON Championships and he will return to the grand setting of Stoke Park, when he will play world number one Novak Djokovic. The 25-year-old insists he will feel the pressure as acutely as ever, even if the likes of Euro 2012, London 2012 and The Open are competing for the public’s attention. Every year it makes no difference to me whether a big football competition or the Olympics is on, Murray said. It’s the same because I always put pressure on myself to do well. Every time you play at the big events you want to prove you’re at the top and I’ll try to do that at Wimbledon. I reached the semi-finals last year and you want to do better every year you play at Wimbledon. It’s going to be tough! There are a lot of tough players around, big servers with big games who are very tough early on, especially on grass. Murray hopes Britain will be celebrating a summer of sporting excellence.


Escaping Cologne Lead England’s Chris Wood staged his own version of The Great Escape before starting the BMW International Open with a seven-under-par 65 in Cologne. Among a number of golfers stuck in traffic and worried they might miss their tee-off times, the 24-year-old from Bristol led a breakaway movement through the fields. We finally decided to leg it when we had gone one kilometre in 20 minutes - it was that bad,’ Wood said. It was about 3.5 kilometres and I was a bit sweaty when I got here, but it was worth it. The former England international, still seeking his maiden victory on the European Tour after three runner-up finishes, grabbed no fewer than nine birdies on the Gut Larchenhof course. There were also two bogeys on his card, however and with a seven-under-par 65 he finished the day one behind Australian Marcus Fraser and Paraguay’s Fabrizio Zanotti. It was the best I’ve putted all year, added Wood, perhaps best known for his fifth place in the 2008 Open when still an amateur and then his tie for third the following year at Turnberry.

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Suman & Vibha

Namita Kanodia

Harshit & Prabhjyot



Screening By Khwaish

Khwaish exhibition had organized a special screening of movie Shanghai recently. All the guests were seen chatting and exchanging greetings to each other. Namita Kanodia and the panel of Khwaish played the perfect host to the invitees. They were greeting them at the entrance. Many known faces, socialites and business personalities were present at the do, munching over snacks and soft drinks.


Pretty in pink

Sarita Lohiya

Puneet & Neetu

Sunilla Eti


Moghny, Sunny & Saif



It was a store launch of Cap Mart. They deal with wedding furnishings, clothing and many other accessories. Close friends and relatives dropped in to congratulate the owners and had a look around, to see what they are offering. They all relished snacks and drinks. They maintain standard quality, trust and provide their customers with the best of their products; at affordable prices. They value customers’ preferences and requirement the most. This is yet another branch of the store in town. 20 JULY, 2012






Madhurima, Harish Kumar & Shamili


Neeru’s celebrated its Second Anniversary of Dilsukh Nagar branch, with Kohinoor, the new wedding collection for 2012-13. The celebrations of the store anniversary went really well, while unfolding its latest collection of bright opulence crafted with traditional essence with Kohinoor collection. Each creation that flows out of this collection is a new-age expression of age old tradition. Be it an exquisite six yards of sari, an elegant anarkali or a lehenga; Neeru’s offer the best of them all. The collection was designed keeping in mind an idea of wearable fashion for a woman of ethnicity and style.

WELCOMING NEW MODEL Q3 - Now In Indian Market

The German luxury car manufacturer introduced its compact luxury SUV - the Audi Q3 in Hyderabad. The launch of Audi Q3 is in line with top-down strategy for India. The car is immediately recognizable as the youngest member of the Audi Q family. It is a sporty, efficient and a versatile urban vehicle. Equipped with a powerful and efficient 2.0 TDI Quattro engine, this is priced at Rs. 28,80,500/- onwards. It is a car that inducts you into the Q life - a life of excitement, glamour and glitz. These qualities make it an apt choice for younger customers. Every aspect of the Q3 showcases Audi technology - the body, drivetrain, chassis, the assistance and the multimedia systems. Audi India plans to expand its network to 25 dealerships by the end of 2012 from its existing 19 centres. The brand with the four rings continues to be the market leader in the luxury SUV segment in India with Audi Q5 and Audi Q7 and in the sports car segment with Audi R8, R8 Spyder, RS5 and the recently launched Audi TT Coupe. The brand grew by 37 percent during January to May 2012, delivering 3281 vehicles as compared to 2394 vehicles delivered during the same period last year.

Models with Audi Q3


Dr. Bhatt, Dr. Suresh Soni, Dr. Mahesh Reddy & Dr. Rajan Ghadiok 22 JULY, 2012

India’s leading short-stay surgical center - Nova Specialty Surgery announced the launch of its first center in the city of pearls at Jubilee Hills, recently. It was inaugurated by the honourable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Kiran Kumar Reddy. The centre offers the people of Hyderabad innovative healthcare services of unparalleled quality and affordability. The center is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and ultra-modern operation theatres for various specialties. It develops, acquires, owns and operates short-stay surgical centres in partnership with surgeons across India.

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Sheetal, Reena & Sheetal Zaveri

Sahiba Lamba

TERI MERI KAHANI Special Screening

It was a movie screening for the Pink girls club which was organized by Manisha Kapoor. It was the first time; the husbands were also invited for the event. Every guest had a wonderful time treating themselves with snacks and delicacies during the intermission. To mention a few - Sheetal, Hitesh, Kishan Lohiya, Sonali, Navdeep, Sunny, Suchita and many others were there at the event. Everyone seemed to enjoy the movie and the versatile performances by Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in the movie. Poonam & Saloni

Avnish & Suchita


Koyal Chandak

Manisha & Rajeev

Sonali & Navdeep


Mr. Ranjit Yadav & Shruti Hassan 24 JULY, 2012

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, recently announced the availability of the much awaited GALAXY S III in Hyderabad. The glittering event which took place at GVK One Mall, had seen Bollywood actress Shruti Hassan handing over the flagship device to the first few lucky owners, who have booked their model in advance through the company’s online portal. It is a smartphone that recognizes your voice, understands your intention, and lets you share a moment instantly and easily.



Prakash Jain & Sagar Jethwani

Sonal Ohri

Geetu Jethwani

MEBAZ LAUNCH High End Fashion

Mebaz had recently launched their new store at Jubilee Hills, Road No.36. It offers almost everything from formal wear to ethnic and wedding wear for women and men. One can also find fashion accessories in this store. With the mastermind of Devanand Jethwani of expanding the stores in the city so rapidly, it is the 11th store in town. Many people were spotted at the launch. To mention a few, are - Najjaf, Umesh Jethwani, Amar, Sonal, Vishal and many others. They were seen interacting with each other and appreciating this new achievement of the brand.



Sidra & Uzma

Manmeet & Najaf

Manoj & Vamsi

Purshottam & Rohit


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Freestyle Move

Hyderabad had an exciting weekend, watching more than 25 freestylers perform mindboggling tricks with the football, at the regional qualifiers of Red Bull Street Style which took place at Inorbit Mall. In a headto-head battle, each participant performed for 30 seconds before passing the ball to his fellow participant. They were judged on variety, control, technique and style. The rules of the game were simple - 1 ball, 2 players and 3 minutes. After a battle for over 3 hours, Pradeep Ramesh emerged as the winner of the south qualifiers, followed by Arun J and Sohel Ahemmer in 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

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MEENAKSHI FURNISHERS (Sleepwell World) They are exclusive dealers of Sleepwell, dealing in premium range of coir, foam and spring mattresses. They also have a complete range of home and office furniture including Indian and imported like - bedroom sets, sofa sets, dining, centre and study tables, shelves for kids, book shelves, Tv units, LCD stands, sofa recliners, shoe racks, office tables, executive chairs, work stations, computer tables and many others. They are open on Sundays also. LOCATION – Plot No.39, Road.No.5, Jubilee Hills, Ph No. 64643596 / 9246823596

DRAMA Salon, Spa & Tattoo Create the magic of perfection and beauty at this unisex salon. All grooming services are taken care by this salon. Their specialty is styling, colours, make-up and haircuts. They offer spa and tattoo services as well. Drama is a fusion of different concepts and a stage of multiple settings, chambered in unique brick walls and roofed with a wooden ceiling is the reception area. The elite room offers exclusive services to customers for those long awaited pampering sessions. The room can be booked for 6 hours, which includes set of services which you can avail. This exclusive room can be booked for bridal group, friends and couples. LOCATION - Opposite Cyber Tower, Amulya Complex-3rd floor, Madhapur Ph No. 64548888 / 9000432222

NEW IN MENU @ VENKY’S XPRS Delicious Chicken And Cheese Burger... With earthy flavours which will warm your heart, at Venky’s XPRS, you can delight your taste buds with the newly launched Chicken and Cheese Burger. Taste the goodness of the earthy flavours from the freshest ingredients. The new product Chicken and Cheese, Burger which consists of authentic, mouth watering delight, is impossible to resist. To double the joy, the new delicacy is introduced with an irresistible offer, where the patrons can enjoy two burgers at the cost of one @ just Rs 45/- (limited period offer). The Chicken and cheese Burger as the name suggest, is a conjuring combination of luscious chicken from the Venky’s in-house poultry and exotic cheese that melts in your mouth with chilly flakes, adding on to the tangy taste. Like any other product at Venky’s, these enhancements are outcome of extensive research and development and made from the handpicked spices keeping in mind the taste and preference of consumers.

LOCATION – Road. No. 1, Banjara Hills, Ph No. 66668375 Hitech City, opp. Cyber gate ways.

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A Day From Aamir Sharma’s Diary..


LIFESTYLE I am a late riser. As soon as I am up, I have my smoke, a green tea and play with my kitten – Coco, which gives me immense pleasure in the morning. His energy and joy while jumping around all over the place, gives me so much inspiration. By 11 in the morning, I head out to site work. I visit 3 / 4 sites a day and then reach office by 3 in the afternoon. My presence in office is required from 3 – 7.

During 7 – 9 in the evening, I take time out to exercise at my gym with friends. If not gym, I would hang out with them outside. I have friends from all walks of life – doctors, IT professionals and who love to party often. I have friends who are a decade elder to me. They have been with me through my struggling days. I had a great time with them all! From 9:30, I spend time with Hameeda at home. We have dinners together. We go out for movies and parties. As soon as she goes off to sleep, I start my designing work. Mostly from 2 – 5 in the morning, it’s my designing time. This time of the day is quiet, peaceful and a lot can be planned. I smoke my cigarettes and make a lot of designs, either in my drawing room or on dinner table. The only person who accompanies me is my pet. The reason why I work during these timings is, during my struggling years, I used to work all night at the sites, sleep during the day and wake up in the afternoons. As a result, a decade gone by, but the habit never died. My lunch is always on the go. It could be a sandwich or any snack from Subway.

Every day I plan on how to enhance my designing skills and how to offer better to my clients. Expectations these days are so much that my mind is constantly occupied in ameliorating my field of interest. MY SUCCESS PHRASE Honesty is vital, irrespective of any profession. Help the needy around you always. Help your friends with your own business. There are no short-cuts to success – there is only hard work. Coming to my profession; one has to be a sharp and a smart businessman and equally sharp in understanding human psychology – because you deal with people from every walk of life. One has to be extremely creative too. There are many out there who could have made it and who could have easily replaced me, but if these elements are missing, then success is uncertain. 30 JULY, 2012

I had a hobby of collecting superbikes. But I almost killed myself once in 2007 during a bike crash. That incident changed my life. I had been through bad and good things which have taught me so much.

The Tulip Quiz

HOW TRAVELLING INSPIRES ME... Travelling is certainly a priority. It motivates me professionally inspiring me to create better and unparalleled designs. I try to inculcate different cultures into my designs. So travelling helps me a lot. It is more like an investment. The more I travel, the more knowledgeable I am. My first trip to Malaysia in 2002 will remain an unforgettable experience, for I lost all my money and luggage, stranded in an outside country and had no way to come back. But I didn’t give up! I went there for seven days and came back within seven days. After that I’ve been on many holidays which, in many ways have motivated me.



Pet name -

Slick Best lesson life had taught you -

Never assume. Never underestimate. Always stay on guard. Best childhood memory -

My five years with grandfather in Delhi are definitely one of the best memories. They have helped me in inculcating all the morals and ethics as a human. I also miss my childhood best friends – Rajat Kapoor and Akshay Verma. Favourite Actor and Actress when you were a kid –

Sylvester Stallone and Michelle Pfeiffer Best book you read so far –

Asterix and Tin-Tin If you have the power to change something in this world, what would that back –

I want to bring back the Dinosaurs.




Worn-out jeans Earring My horse-shoe ring


Wallet Driving license

I choose to have very few people as my best friends – people whom I can trust during tough times. There was time when several architects and interior designers who used to run me down. It was very embarrassing! But with anger, grit and self-motivation, success is now with me.



Hameeda and I ran away from our homes under difficult circumstances and got married in 1998. We both have done Diploma in Interior Designing. Working for the firm - Siraj and Renu architects for a year fetched me so much knowledge. As a draftsman attaining instructions from seniors, I learned what interior designing is all about. In 2004, for the first time; we won state level IIID award in residential spaces, as runner-ups. In 2005, we won south India level award in IIID again for another residential project. Hameeda and I have then realized that one of us has to diversify into non-residential designs in order to gain more recognition. We also won the century ply award under best restaurant design for Urban Asia. I take pride in representing Hyderabad as an interior designer.

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MOVIES IN JULY COCKTAIL Director – Homi Adajania Cast - Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone The story revolves around Gautam Khanna (Saif), Veronica D’Costa (Deepika) and Meera Gupta (Diana). Gautam always dreamed of working in London and he fulfills his dream. But his Mom, Nita (Dimple Kapadia) says that she has to finalize his marriage to a girl and so he has to wait. She chooses Meera Gupta (Diana Penty) as his wife. But she does not tell Gautam about this and tells Meera’s parents even to not tell Meera. After a few days, Meera and Gautam go on a beach party and meet Veronica D’Costa (Deepika). After living with each other, Gautam falls in love with Veronica.


ICE AGE – CONTINENTAL DRIFT TERI MERI KAHANI A tale of love and passion that straddles three different eras, the film resorts to much trans-migratory mumbo-jumbo in trying to establish that an amorous bond of minds and souls survive the cycle of life and death and regenerates itself with every birth. The film is only two hours long and yet it trudges down its hazy path rather sluggishly and worse still, goes nowhere in particular. Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, who hog the footage three times over, are perfectly at ease in all the incarnations that they are called upon to flesh out. The trouble is that the separate time zones, despite the attempts to differentiate the backdrops through the use of altered colour schemes and culturespecific musical sounds, do not quite stand out as distinct milieus. Teri Meri Kahaani is flat and fluffy for the most part.

Director – Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier Cast – Queen Latifah, Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo and others. Manny, Diego and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world. Taking place a few years after the events of Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Scrat’s pursuit of the acorn has world-changing consequences, forcing Manny, Sid and Diego on an adventure, where Sid reunites with his long lost family, Diego finds his love interest, Shira. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Director – Christopher Nolan Cast - Christian Bale , Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and others. Following the death of district attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for dents crimes in order to protect dent’s reputation and is hunted as a fugitive by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years after the events of the Dark Knight, Gotham has recovered from the joker’s killing spree, and is experiencing a time of peace. A warning from the enigmatic Selina Kyle foreshadows a coming cataclysm, prompting Batman to return to the city where he must stop the villain Bane and his plans to destroy Gotham.

MADAGASCAR 3 Madagascar 3 takes off from where Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa ended. Penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private are their tickets to New York, what with their super van-cum-airplane equipped fully with GPS navigation and other military intelligence paraphernalia. But there’s a hitch - Alex is on animal control officer Chantel DuBois’ Most Wanted list. The wily, exaggeratedly evil-looking, gravity-defying DuBois’ shuttles between scooters and makeshift airplanes, all so that Alex’s ‘excessively hair-conditioned’ mane can adorn her wall of prized animal heads. Her flights of fury ensure scooter chases that could give any action film a run for its money. Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman reach Italy, London and finally, New York. On the way they manage to convince Vitaly the Siberian Tiger and Gia the Leopard to take them onboard a circus train, obviously lying about being circus animals themselves. With uproarious chases, smart penguin chatter, love blooming between Alex and Gia and King Julien’s hilarious display of affection for Sonia the Bear, Madagascar 3 makes for a more than delightful watch. 32 JULY, 2012

THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES Director - Lauren Greenfield Cast - Jackie Siegel, David Siegel and Virginia Nebab A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. As the threat of losing it all, David’s personality undergoes a marked shift from boastful billionaire to tired old man, but Jackie soldiers on with a bright smile. Greenfield makes sure we get the sense of what they are going through. The film acquires an appropriately game-changing vibe to match the family’s situation.


hen Laurie Kenyon, a twenty oneyear-old student, is accused of murdering her English professor, Allan Grant, she has no memory of the crime. But at the scene of the homicide, her fingerprints are everywhere - on the door, on the curtain and on the knife which was used to stab him to death. Shocked and bewildered, Laurie is arraigned on a murder charge. Kidnapped at the age four and the victim of two subsequent years of abuse and incarceration, Laurie has developed multiple personalities. The host personality, Laurie, is unaware of the others, especially Leona, who has written loved letters to Allan Grant and has secretly entered his home. Laurie’s sister Sarah Kenyon takes up her defense in court and brings Psychiatrist in Multiple Personalities Disorder Justin Donelley, to help Laurie unlock her memories of her lost two years. But her abductors are still obsessed with her and determined to avoid exposure. It’s a thriller from beginning till end, and as you get to know Laurie’s alter personalities and sympathize with her, you also find a great hatred boiling up inside you for the kidnapper who returned to hurt Laurie with his obsession.


ine years ago, Richard Allen flees to England. Determined to live his own life, he takes to the sea and settles in the Caribbean, joining a band of treasure-hunting pirates and adopting the persona of a carefree, seductive Frenchman named Jean Paul to guard the secrets of his past. When he slips back into England to carry out an urgent task, Richard becomes infatuated with a married woman, Georgina Malory. But his reckless attempt to woo Georgina at a masked ball turns out to be the worst mistake of his life because it brings him face to face with another beautiful woman. Thrilled that her solicitors have finally come up with a way to free her, from her betrothal contract to the Earl of Manford’s son who abandoned her years ago, heiress Julia Miller is ready for the marriage mart and hopes to find that perfect someone at her friend Georgina’s ball. Charmed by a masked Frenchman who gives her first kiss, she can’t help but pursue this mysterious man, until she makes a shocking discovery. Now, to avoid falling into a ruthless nobleman’s trap, Julia must enter a risky, intimate charade with a man she never believed she could love.





t is the sixth book by acclaimed author, Chris Kuzneski. Although his work has previously been described as having raw power, the same appeal does not read in this book. Hidden among the crates in a recently discovered World War II bunker, are documents stamped with an elaborate black swan, the insignia of the murdered King Ludwig II. According to legend, Ludwig stockpiled a massive treasure in the years before his death, a cache of gold and jewels which would finance the construction of the largest castle of all time. But in the years since his death, no one has found any evidence that Ludwig had hid anything. Jonathon Payne and David Jones are pulled into the mystery by a colleague of theirs, a former supply sergeant in the U.S. military who asks them to investigate. They agree to help and quickly find themselves in a life-or-death struggle to uncover the truth about Ludwig’s murder and his mythical treasure. From the mountains of Bavaria to the secret tunnels underneath Ludwig’s castles, no one is safe when they search for the Secret Crown.


hen unworldly student Ana Steele first encounters the driven, damaged young entrepreneur Christian Grey; it sparks a sensual affair that changes their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued and ultimately repelled by Christian’s singular sexual tastes; Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now together, they have more – love, passion, intimacy and a world of infinite possibilities. But Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy and being together poses challenges neither of them ever anticipated. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity, identity or independence. Christian must somehow overcome his compulsion to control and lay to rest the horrors which blighted his past and haunt his present. Just when it seems that together their love can conquer any obstacle; misfortune, malice and fate combine to make Ana’s worst nightmares come true. Alone and desperate, she must face down the poisoned legacy of Christian’s past. Seductive, shockingly sad and funny, Fifty Shades Freed, is the compelling final volume in the Fifty Shades trilogy. JULY, 2012 33



I have always been passionate about clothes. As a kid, I used to enjoy sketching. Art was my favourite subject during my college days. I always excelled in Arts, though I am a graduate in Psychology, but always believed art was the best way to express myself. It has become an integral part of my life. So, it was an obvious choice for me to choose fashion as my field of interest. I think Indian fashion has a lot of potential and with the right choices, we can forge ahead. But I wish there are not too many fashion weeks happening in India.

‘To reinvent your line and to come up with new ideas; while living your design philosophy, is the toughest aspect of being a fashion designer. A successful fashion designer in a country like India; requires the right combination of hard work, talent and visibility.’ Paris is my favourite fashion capital in the world. It is one city which brings together the best of architecture, food and design. From effortless fashion on the streets to Haute Couture on the runway, it has it all. Though events like Wills and Lakme Fashion weeks are on par with international fashion weeks, we are still a fledgling industry and have a long way to go.

Asm ita Ma rwa I admire designers like - Dolce & Gabbana and Yohji Yamamoto.

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The designs available for wedding at my store, are for both women and men. A graduate from NIFT, I am known for elegant and opulent designs. I love to innovate constantly with clothes. The price range at my store begins from Rs. 6500/- onwards. But more than that, the prices vary according to their specifications.

‘Today, it is perfectly acceptable for a man to flaunt colours. However, it is integral to cleverly blend it with some masculine shades to achieve the right look. The favorite colours for most Indians grooms are light and sober, swinging between cream and beige or even light green or cocoa-brown.’ Purple continues to be popular either as the main colour theme or an accent. For summer the colours are bright and tropical. For winter, metallics make a comeback. Silvers and gold could be used, but should be paired with shades from nature such as - amethyst, moss or chocolate browns. Sherwanis look utterly stylish, regal and are perfect for the wedding. For the reception wear, grooms prefer a western influence; so we do a bandgala (quite similar in style to the sherwani, the difference being that the bandgala is of the normal jacket length with five buttons instead of seven and is worn with formal western trousers) which is well cut with a hint of embroidery. So you thought that embroidery was strictly a female domain? Think again, for the magic that can be created with surface ornamentation, remains unrivalled. Bright embroidery is a strict no-no. Subtle and tasteful embroidery is the choice of the modern man. We take a week to 15 days to deliver a garment to our customer.

Sa ga r Tenal i

Location : Sagar Tenali - Road No. 3, Banjara Hills Contact : 9885812840

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Trousseau cottage is essentially into wedding wear. Our ensembles are glamorous. The label is synonymous with opulent contemporary Indian wear with an intention to create glamorous ensembles with traditional colours, textures and craftsmanship in desired budgets. Our garments are meant for special occasions very luxurious and very feminine. This wedding season will see lots of silhouettes in georgettes, French nets and chiffons with velvets. Crepes with lahengas and gowns will shine out this season. Lehanga blended with saris are also in trend.

‘Detailing and fine workmanship is our specialty. If detailing is your style, then look carefully the seamless combination of handmade beads, semi precious stones.’ Lots of anarkalis, gowns with churidaars, dupattas, capes, over coats with wide colour palette beginning with candy floss pinks, lemon greens, wines, gold and metallics are the latest trends this season. We take time in creating a dream outfit for a bride. Understanding a bride’s colour options, to the intricacy of work required in her outfit; takes about 2 - 3 days. Delivery time will take from 15 days to max a month, according to the craftsmanship done on the outfit.

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Location : Trousseau Cottage, Mahmood Habib Plaza, 2nd floor, Road No. 9, Banjara Hills. Contact: 9703500886

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Anarkalis, lahengas, saris and long gowns are the varieties available for this wedding season, at my store. I am a Hyderabad based designer. I specialize in making designs for women. My focus is always towards the cuts and styling of the garments.

‘I have been catering to the most elite clients in Hyderabad. I like to create traditional and western outfits. Traditional fabrics are used to give a different look to my garments. I also follow from digital prints to floral patterns, particularly in white colour. Our price range starts from Rs. 10,000/-. But it also depends on a client’s essentials.’ According to me, long anarkalis, gowns, lahengas and saris are the latest trends in wedding wear for this season. Yes, we take made to orders. We take 10 to 20 days to deliver the garments.

Vija y Rana

Location : Road No. 3, Banjara Hills Contact : 9618063944

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I would like to describe myself as a master storyteller who uses fabrics to weave a story. I believe in staying true to the roots. Hence I work extensively with hand woven textiles and cotton based fabrics from Andhra region.



Lehengas, Onis, Anarlakis, Sherwanis, hand-woven saris and all sorts of traditional and contemporary outfits including jumpsuits and draped gowns are available at my store.

’I work extensively with handlooms. We focus on weaves and details and create unique ensembles which fit the exact requirement of our customers. I love working with kalamkaris, which is the current hot favourite among many. We also focus on detailed embroidery that always makes any garment look stylish. We customize our garments according to the client’s budget and requirement.’ The latest trend is to have elaborated and grand ensembles, heavily embroidered lehengas in tulle, velvet and cotton silk. People today like to mix both traditional and contemporary styles. We specialize in customized orders. We like to create ensembles which fit the customer’s requirement exactly.

Shravan Ram aswam y Location : Shravan’s Studio, Lakdi-ka-pul Contact : 9849484569 (Haritha)

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I started my brand in 2007, under the parent company, Chic Pea Studios Pvt. Ltd. The brand specializes in wedding trousseaus for both women and men. Products are made to order with utmost attention to detail and designed with impeccable finish set to international standards. I have done Masters in Fashion Designing from Domus Academy in Milan, Italy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Textile design from National Institute of Fashion Technology, India, I was awarded the Best Diploma project and a Gold medal for academic excellence. I was one of the finalists of the European Silk awards held in Como, Italy in 2006. Latest trends for this season are - Kancheepuram saris, with elaborate embellishment on the blouse and the sari border. For other pre & post wedding occasions, I recommend long ankle length Anarkalis, almost like a Victorian gown and stylized pre-stitched half-saris.

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‘For the wedding day ideally a groom should wear a Sherwani or kurta with a dhoti, in colours which compliment the bride’s sari. A sherwani or kurta can be in softer tones with strong colours used in the dhoti and pagadi. For the other occasions, a groom could wear kurtas with minimal embroidery detailing teamed up with Turkish pants and patiyalas. A formal suite or a tuxedo is a good option for cocktail dinners and formal receptions.’ Colours recommend for the season are shades of cream, broken whites, pastel green and pink, silver and gold with strong bold bright accent colors like orange, purple, blue ink, magenta and yellow. Location : Chic Pea Studios Pvt. Ltd., Road No. 2, Banjara Hills Contact : 9985753773

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GO PORTUGAL! Portugal is one of the oldest countries in Europe. Magnificent Monuments, Castles and Churches meet futuristic new buildings and technologies while ancient traditions are upheld as vigorously as new trends are embraced. This is the magic of Portugal! Never miss out on this place!

The Azores Islands


A region of untouched wild landscape, all-pervading tranquility and a way of life that is equally devoted to land and sea, a trip to the Azores is an authentic discovery voyage. A land of volcanic craters, breathtaking lakes and dairy farming, its sea attracts dolphins, whales and ancient sea mariners from all corners of the world.

- It’s one of the world’s greatest historical cities, with characteristic and surprising sights, cultural treasures and a beautiful setting that make it a paradise for walkers and photographers.

The Algarve

- It’s the closest European capital to the United States and just a 2-hour flight from all the other major European cities.

A fabulous climate, a wide choice of beaches, animated seaside resorts, sophisticated villas and golf courses galore, have all come together to make the Algarve Portugal’s best-known region. Also, a land of striking natural beauty, its protected wetlands are home to migrating birds, its mountainous interior is a delightful mix of blossoming almond trees, quaint historical towns and a peaceful farming life. If you are in need of relaxation, look for the small villages spread all over the mainland, inside old Castle Walls or amidst untouched natural countryside. If you’re looking for a tan, try the beautiful, long beaches of the Algarve, surrounded by amazing cliffs and crystal clear waters. This is the Portuguese region with the best weather all year round.


THE GLORIOUS EDEN... Once the summer residence of the Rulers of Portugal and of the Moorish Lords of Lisbon before them; today Sintra is a romantic getaway for people from all around the world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this magical place is dominated by steep mountains and lush forests which create a microclimate, always several degrees cooler than Lisbon. Hosting Disneyland-like palaces with neo-gothic towers, a trip from Lisbon to Sintra is a must.


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It has one of Europe’s best values - officially Western Europe’s least expensive capital.

Lisbon’s mild climate makes it an ideal year-round destination. Even in winter, when most other European cities are freezing, in Lisbon high temperatures rarely go below 10C (50F).

- It is the only European capital located so close to sandy beaches, enabling visitors to combine culture with fun by the sea. - It’s a compact and intimate city, ideal for a short city break or a longer romantic stay, with a lively café culture and a nightlife that is one of the most vibrant in Europe. - Its surroundings offer an incredible variety of tourist attractions, from fairytale palaces in one of Europe’s most romantic towns (Sintra), to world-class golf and fun in Europe’s largest casino in Estoril, to surfing in Cascais or escaping to a natural park in Arrábida, to dolphin-watching in Setúbal. - It makes a perfect base to explore many of Portugal’s most outstanding towns and villages, from Evora to Obidos. - It’s one of the safest European capitals. Tourists are always automatic targets in all big cities and visitors should beware of pickpocketing in Lisbon, but serious random violent crime is practically unheard of, in this city. - It’s a friendly city with a cosmopolitan population, welcoming to all visitors and families with children and open to minorities and alternative lifestyles.

*Hyderabad to Portugal (two way trip for couple) for 15 days - Rs. 1,50,000/- (approx)




You begin to plan your vacation, weeks before, discuss on how you wish to spend it with your family and friends, share ideas and decide on how to make it all happen. We get so involved in that excitement that we often forget to carry those essential accessories any holiday would require. The list is never-ending, as every accessory has its own importance based on the situation and urgency. But presented below are those vital necessities you must include in your travel luggage – -

Whether you choose a hired caravan or drive your personal vehicle; a high-intensity torch which can light your travel path through darkness is a primary requisite! The light must show you a clear way of at least 40 yards ahead. A pocket florescent torch is equally needed to identify your accessories hidden underneath stuff. It is critical to make sure the batteries are charged enough to last throughout your journey, until you come back.


Minimal prescribed medication from a Doctor / Physician – which can save yourself, your family and friends from possible ailments like – allergy, cold, headache or gastric conditions. Nevertheless, it is advised to travel only if your health is completely stable or when you are 100% fit to travel, mentally and physically.


Based on the continuance of your holiday, carry your own cases of consumable water. The process to be followed prior to travel at home is to boil the water at a temperature which can turn it free from germs, pelt it into neatly washed non-transparent water bottles, seal tight and carry them in a travel bag. In this way, you can avoid consuming water outside, which may not be hygienic enough.


More than 3 pairs of easy-to-wear and easy-to-remove footwear for every travel member.


Depending on weather conditions and possible climatic shifts, you must carry enough pairs of seasonal outfits. In this way, you can adapt yourself to new conditions quicker and stay unaffected. More than three pairs or any outfit have to be taken. Carry moisturizers and other skin care products.


*A U-shaped synthetic cotton pillow is needed for protecting your neck from any forced rapid movements caused by the means of transport. However, it is also advised to have your upper and rear head regions cushioned; as a matter of further safety. An eye-mask will help you find a better rest and peace. Make sure its elastic string has lesser tension against your head.


They say that if you listen to your favourite songs in a player while travelling longer distances, it kills the time faster and you feel like you have reached your destination faster. Hence, an iPod or a personal music discman with a list of you all time favourite tracks would add quite some fun to your long trips.

Needless to mention, there are several other equally important stuff you must take along with you – depending on how and where you travel.

* For best quality travel cushions and eye-masks, Contact – Samsonite Store - Dharam Karam Road, Ameerpet, Ph No. 66774712 Base-Camp – GVK One Mall, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Ph No. 44767805

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Feet are the pedestals of beauty. Your posture and figure depends on your feet finally. Yet they are the most ignored and badly treated part of the body. You probably never think about them until they start complaining. If you have been neglecting your feet, immediately start taking care. Make it a point to give your feet all the extra care they deserve. The first thing that can be done is to pamper your feet with pedicure once in 15-20 days or get a professional pedicure done once a month at a salon.

10. Apply moisturizer over the feet. 11. Apply nail polish if you want to. Beautiful feet are a rarity. If you have them, treasure and preserve them. If you don’t have them, then put in your best and pamper them religiously. Feet must never be neglected; else they give us complications.

HERE ARE A FEW PROBLEMS WHICH MAY ARISE DUE TO NEGLECTING FEET CORNS Correct choice of shoes or footwear is essential, for tight shoes or sandals leave knotty corns on the sole of the feet, toes and heels. Here are a few tips which may help • Try soaking the feet in warm water, to which salt is added. Then massage with almond oil. • Try using products like Dr Scholl corn remover. It is quite helpful. • If the corn is severe, visit a doctor.

HERE IS AN EASY WAY TO DO PEDICURE AT HOME THINGS NEEDED • Nail clipper • Filer • Nail dirt cleaner or orange stick • Good massage cream • Foot scrub or mild shampoo • Pumice stone • Pedicure brush PROCESS 1. File the nails. 2. Remove nail polish. 3. Soak the feet for 5-10 mins in lukewarm water. 4. Massage the feet in upward direction for 10 mins each. 5. Take a tub filled with lukewarm water and add little shampoo of foot scrub to it. You can also add a little lime juice and salt to it. Dip your feet in it. 6. Take a soft pedicure brush and remove the oiliness from the feet by rubbing them with a pedicure brush. Don’t forget to clean the nails. 7. Take a pumice stone and clean the feet gently. 8. Wash the feet with fresh water and wipe them thoroughly. 9. Remove the dirt underneath nails with a nail dirt remover (orange stick). 46 JULY, 2012

TOE NAIL INGROWTH These are caused by bad toe nail trimming. Toe nails must always be cut straight. If it is minor in growth, just try to remove it after washing the feet. Use a nail dirt remover to remove it, but if it is severe, don’t touch it. Just visit a doctor. TIRED FEET To give relief to tired feet, soak them in warm water, to which a spoon of salt is added. For foot freshness, soak them for a few minutes in cold salted water. Vinegar can also be added instead of salt.

TANNED FEET For tanned feet, it is very important to get regular pedicures done. Also go for bleach, before the pedicure. • A foot polishing followed by de-tanning, is a wonderful way to remove tan on the feet instantly. • Massage your feet regularly with almond oil, to which equal proportion of honey is added.

foliate your feet with a scrub. Pat them dry!



CRACKED HEELS Cracked heels are caused due to lack of maintenance of feet and cleanliness. It is also caused due to body heat. Here are a few tips which may help for cracked heels • Massage petroleum jelly to which camphor is added over the affected area. • Gelatin also can be used for cracked heels. • Massage your feet everyday with almond oil before bath and scrub it off with a scrubber using body wash. • Get regular pedicures done.


Walking bare foot at home relaxes tired foot. Walking bare foot on grass improves blood circulation and promotes good health. • Use a pumice stone to rub off dead skin and make your heels smooth. • If milk curdles, strain it and rub the thick paste on your feet. Wait till it dries. Wash with water and wipe it. This will leave your feet smooth and soft. • Cut lemon into two halves and rub on toes, nails and in between toes to keep your feet bleached and sparkling. (*NOTE – DO NOT USE LIME ON CRACKED HEELS)

GENERAL FEET CARE LOTION Mix two spoons of Glycerin with one spoon of rose water and a 15 – 20 drops of lime juice. Massage your feet in upward direction for 5 mins everyday and wash thoroughly. This lotion must be used on a daily bases to take care of the feet completely.

RE-ENERGIZE YOUR FEET During the course of day, your feet like the rest of the body, gradually lose stream. But with a little exercise, you can re-energize them even when you are seated at a desk, at home in front of TV or anywhere. Foot Relaxer - With your feet on the floor, take your shoes off and place one foot on top of the other. Press the top on down towards the floor, while pulling up the bottom foot. Toe Writing - With your feet on floor and your shoes off, use your toes to write letters of alphabets from A to Z on the floor. Here is a small way to do a home pedicure every alternate day to keep your feet in a good condition Soak your feet in warm water. Add a dash of lime and salt to it, then ex-

I take a bucket of lukewarm water, to which i add a pinch of salt. And soak my legs for around 30-45 minutes. Once in two weeks; I also go for pedicure and fish spa, which are also good for the feet. Getting nails trimmed, shaped and polished is important. I love pampering my feet! Aarti Nagpal


Contributed by : Shipra Gandhi & Sarita Kapoor CONTACT - Shivani Herbal Beauty Parlour, Himayatnagar, Ph No. 40037323

I get a nice pedicure done and I apply a bright trendy nail colour. When my feet are really tired, I keep a pillow under them, which gives a relaxed feeling. Neha Gandhi Co-ordinator, Kangaroo Kids School

I usually soak my tired feet in warm water, to which some rock salt is added. It makes my feet feel relaxed. I then remove from water, towel dry the feet, apply a cream and gently massage the feet to have them feeling soft, clean and refreshed. Sabiha Meghjani Fashion Designer JULY, 2012 47



, T S A F R U BREAK YO THE HEALTHY WAY! Breakfast is the most important meal - giving us a much-needed energy boost for the rest of the day. Nutrition experts have referred to breakfast as the most important meal of the day. Studies have proved that people who skip breakfast are disproportionately likely to have problems with concentration, metabolism and weight. Nevertheless, many of us skip breakfast when we are in a hurry - or worse, we turn to calorie-and-carbohydrate-laden food that even the most active person would have trouble burning it all. Studies have proven time and again that, healthy breakfasts lessen chronic disease, increased longevity and better health. Starting your day with a good breakfast boosts your energy, increases your attention span and heightens your sense of well-being. You will be in better control of your emotions. A good breakfast is one that provides at least one third of the day’s calories.

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When you get up in the morning, your glucose or blood sugar level is at its lowest point in the day as our body and brain have been without food for around 10 - 12 hours. Glucose is the basic fuel for the brain and central nervous system. Our bodies must be fuelled several times each day so that we function efficiently and carry out our daily tasks as best as we can. In the morning, after hours without food, it is essential to refuel in order to provide the necessary nutrients and energy to get us through the first part of the day. The brain requires glucose or blood sugar to provide it with energy to function, whilst the muscles of our body need glucose to activate them and get the body working physically. To work and feel well, our blood sugar levels must be maintained at a certain level. After long periods without food, our blood sugar levels fall, causing tiredness and irritability amongst other symptoms which occur when you need food. If you don’t eat anything in the morning, you will most likely find yourself craving something sweet to eat, as your body cries out for a quick fix to boost energy levels. If you are at work and it is not yet time for lunch, this is one of the moments when you may find yourself reaching for something very unhealthy such as a chocolate bar, croissant, cream cake or other unhealthy snacks. For those who are watching their weight, this is disastrous. It is scientifically proven that fat burning processes are most active in the morning, and fat storage – in the evening. So if you eat a healthy breakfast in the morning, you will boost your metabolism to burn fat and calories, and will give your body a good energy start for the day. Most people who skip breakfast or who eat an unhealthy one use either lack of time in the morning or weight watching as their excuse. Skipping breakfast in order to lose weight is a total misconception that holds absolutely no truth and in fact the opposite is true, in that skipping breakfast, in some cases, could cause you to become overweight. Breakfast is very important for weight loss and weight management. Breakfast is important to manage your weight and potentially lose weight by eating fewer calories throughout the day. ‘A good breakfast will keep you from being tired and irritable by mid-morning. Take time to eat a large, balanced breakfast. It’s a good investment of your time.’ You are wrong if you think that coffee and cereals make great breakfast. Together with the caffeine, blood sugar (glucose) levels rocket and energy levels soar. Develop a simple plan to eat cereal, such as oatmeal or Bran flakes, along with six ounces of grape juice or orange juice, and perhaps a piece of fruit. Our body needs a healthy breakfast packed full of vitamins and nutrients whilst also providing energy and fuel for the brain. The best types of foods to be eaten at breakfast are complex carbohydrates such as whole grains including oats, rye bread and millet together with a small amount of dried fruit and freshly squeezed juice. Indians breakfasts are best for the tropical climate and the heavy appetite. Idli, dosa, upma, roti to sandwich and omelette anything would do as long as you eat a healthy breakfast.


Gone are the days of eating breakfast like a King! It is a misconception that we need to eat a hearty, heavy meal to start the day. There are theories which say, you have been starving the whole night; so you need to fuel up in the morning. However, you are not really starving at night. Your body is performing a very important function of absorption while you sleep. You need to replenish, but not overload in the morning. A heavy breakfast-typically, a South Indian breakfast which is full of starch; brings our body to a crashing halt. When we wake up, our body has finished absorbing the nutrients of the previous day and is now ready to eliminate the waste. However when we eat a heavy morning meal, the body gets diverted to perform a long digestion that only a part of our waste is eliminated and the balance results in a toxin build-up. An urban dweller needs to eat small meals frequently and limited starch based on her / his energy expenditure. A village dweller needs large meals three times a day and starchy foods to provide energy for a longer duration. Hence for a city dweller, the following are the ideal breakfast options -

Good options for breakfast are 1) 2) 3) 4) 5)

Mixed fruits Cereals which are low in starch and sugar Whole wheat toast and an egg Low fat yogurt and fruit Smoothies

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Rains are a welcome relief from the scorching summer heat and nothing better than hot pakodas and chatpata chaats to pep up the mood further. But hold on! As much as the street food may tempt, it’s best to be avoided. Tulip meets with GAVIN the owner and instructor at Gavin’s Gym and conveys some healthy diet and exercise tips for the readers, this monsoon... In India, it is believed that summer is the best time to work out, but that is a false notion. Though 70% of the body is made of water and highest water retention happens in the summer; one must follow a proper, healthy and a balance diet throughout the year and must work out in all the seasons. When it comes to diet, meals should be broken down into six meals per day - one must start with high fiber intake in the morning, the second meal should comprise of a water based fruit like apple, pomegranates, pears or sweet lime. Eat the fruit whole, because cut fruit is prone to infection and putrefaction during this season. The lunch can comprise of a heavy protein diet and little carbohydrates like the staple Indian dal, roti and sabzi. The non-vegetarians can add chicken breast and egg whites. Later again you can have a fruit like papaya which is excellent for the skin as well as for the digestion. And have a high protein dinner. Post 7, one should avoid any kind of carbohydrates. Especially avoid the simple carbohydrates like - candies, cakes, white flour pastas and breads, as they are not very simple and difficult to break. During the cold monsoon wind and the beautiful rain, everyone craves for a hot cup of tea or coffee. But the regular tea and coffee must be substituted with green tea or herbal tea, as they increase the immunity which is much needed during this season. In the monsoons one keeps feeling hungry, so don’t starve yourself but have small meals of healthy food – like fruits and nuts to stop the hunger. Rains increase the water levels in the atmosphere due to which the environment becomes ripe for all kinds of bacteria and viruses to multiply. Avoid street vendors because what was safe in the hot summers will become unsafe in the rains, especially the street chaats and bhelpuris. Also avoid dairy products outside like lassi or butter milk.

When it comes to exercises, the cardio exercises increase during the monsoons. A combination of cardio along with weight training has to be followed. And the best results are seen by using the circuit method of training. In this method, different exercises are followed for different parts of the body. Each exercise is performed for a specified number of repetitions or for a set time before moving on to the next exercise. One must continue to hit the gym or practice the work out regime that you have been following. Another false notion that people follow is to keep consuming water only during the summers to keep our body hydrated. Even during the monsoons one must drink water throughout. It is important to keep your body hydrated during your workouts as well as throughout the day. The charm of this season can still be enjoyed with the pakora and teas once in a while but make sure the rest of your diet is health friendly and don’t forget to continue with your exercise regime. Address: Gavinz Gym, Opp. Natural Spa, Road No.3, Banjara hills Contact No: 9246532078

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Lifestyle is an important part of today’s modern society and your house is a very important part of it.


our home is your heaven on earth. Home is the place where you seek comfort and warmth. The interiors of the house reflect your personality and style. And flooring is one of the most important parts of the interiors of your house. It serves as the foundation of the house interior. If you have good quality flooring, it will always look good even without all the furniture and wall decors. Quality flooring enhances your home interior design and at the same time improves your home living lifestyle. Quality flooring makes the entire home stable and intact. Your guests could, at one look or probably at a simple touch, be inspired by your entire home interior design due to that enhancement of quality flooring. Just like pieces of a jigsaw, good quality flooring is like that final piece that gels up the entire furniture at the home and thereby creating that picturesque outlook and feel. Comfort to the feet should be another reason why you need a good piece of quality flooring at your home. It boosts your individual morale especially after a long tiring day at work; sometimes we may or may not notice that stepping on comfortable flooring do make one feels good. Such comfortable feeling makes one easily able to tell the difference between a good and low quality flooring. Flooring really needs to be viewed as an investment. By their very nature, floors are subject to the most use and therefore need to be able to stand up to knocks, spills and furniture not to mention human and animal traffic. Selecting good quality flooring may not be easy as today there are a large number of options and brands available in the market. Add creative dimensions to your interiors and step into the world of luxury and glamour. Tulip brings you the best flooring showrooms of the city...


Kajaria offers you an excellent selection of imported tiles which have been carefully collected from all over the world. Since its inception in 2003, Kajaria has been offering the most contemporary solutions for living spaces. And today Kajaria stands as a live testimony to royalty and class. They offer the perfect blend pf technology and art and gives your home the elegance that is truly deserved. They have in-house manufacturing as well as tiles imported from China Italy, Spain and other parts of Europe. They have verified and digital tiles and various varieties ranging from highlighter to bamboo tiles. One of the fast moving and most recommended tiles are the glazed verified tiles. LOCATION - Kajaria Ceramics Ltd., Uma Aishwarya House, Road No.7, Banjara Hills, Ph No. 66610682

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Shrushti Baths and Interiors has been offering its clients innovative solutions to their design needs while creating a home environment that is pleasing for years to come. In the midst of the city, the store offers a wide range of products of brand spread from the display area of 20,000 sft. The store has a collection of imported tiles and interior products. Shrushti baths has a unique tile which can enhance the beauty of your house and that is the liquid tile. The liquid tile is a unique colour changing tile when you apply pressure. It is inspired by the beauty of water and has an organic feel to it. The floor literally moves and swirls around your feet. They can be used at a place where you the attention to be grabbed in your house, you can use it for highlighting a particular area in the living room or a part of your verandah. And to top it all, they are as easy to clean as your regular flooring tiles. LOCATION - Shrushti Baths and interiors Pvt Ltd., Opp. GVK One Mall, Road No. 4, Banjara Hills, Ph No. 66682224



Stellar began its journey in the early 1950 as Patel Timber Depot, the organization was started by Shri Shivaji Patel and since then, there has been no looking back. With more than a century of enterprises under its belt, Patel Timber Depot opened its first retail store for ethnic design hardware, kitchen accessories and top class plywood, veneer and exclusive sanitary ware. They have been specially importing their tiles from Spain and Italy to serve its customers. Stellar was the first to bring exclusive and rare European designs to its customers in Hyderabad. They have redefined opulence for customers who quest for high-end contemporary and luxurious designs. Stellar is a retail brand that brings style to your quintessential elegant and contemporary home decor products and luxurious designs. Stellar can be aptly called as the elixir of lifestyle products.

City Tiles as an entity, has emerged in 1996. With a firm metamorphosis and vision to become the distinctive manufactures of ceramic tiles, the company grew manifold in just one decade and has become synonymous with quality and trust. By uniting the toughness of ceramic tiles with modern technological advancements and costumer aspirations, they produce a range that is vast in choice. Their design, size, colour and surface finish have been made, keeping in mind the needs of an Indian costumer. Trust, quality and reliability have been the watch words of City Tiles and continue to fulfill the expectations of their customers.

Stellar has a variety of 5000 tiles to choose from varying from various designs styles and sizes. They have a huge variety of digital, vitrified and ceramic tiles which redefine the art of home decor and interiors. Their range simply captivates you with its brilliant designs, vivid colours and lively textured patterns. Their digital printed tiles come with a life time warranty. They provide you simple designs which make an extraordinary style statements as well as exclusive designs which enhance your home decor. Stellar is one store highly recommended to be visited if you are constructing your home.

The company has now launched its exclusive vitrified tiles like, body tiles, ‘double charge tiles, soluble salt tiles and rustic tiles.

LOCATION - Main Road, Kamlapuri Colony, Jubliee Hills, Ph No. 66380007 or 66480007

LOCATION - City Tiles Ltd., Arya Towers, Shri Krishna Nagar Colony, Jubliee Hills, Ph No. 9908364666

One must choose the floor according to the kind of interiors in the house. Flooring plays a key role in the finishing look. We have different types to suit the areas - marble, granite, ceramic, wooden and many others. Marble is mostly preferred, as it gives a sophisticated look. When you lay the spotless, white, expensive marble; it adds extra elegance to the whole house. Ceramic tiles are good for the areas which are exposed to water. Granite flooring gives the sparkling look to the area and it’s easy to clean. Wooden flooring gives a classy look when used in the bed and living rooms. However, every room has its own functions and thus, the flooring of each room has to be seen and decided carefully. Sirisha Mulpuru Interior Designer

- By Chandni Parekh

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MONSOON DIARIES Welcoming the rains… As the first drops of rain touches the sand, the lovely smell tickles your noses and you know that the monsoons are here. Monsoon mean many things to many people, from the sign of a good harvest, to cars getting a good splash, evening tea and fried snacks. Monsoon is also the time to set out and explore nature in all its glory. The lush green expanses, the dew drops settled on the leaves, the pitter patter along nature trails - monsoon is the only time when air freshens and dormancy comes to an end. It is a time when mother earth gives us the message of hope… The rains mean that the country will be able to grow the crops needed to feed its population, politicians can be assured of another term in office, film-makers can be inspired, artists can use the rains as their muse, children can slosh around the rain puddles and lovers can use it as their aphrodisiac. Breaking the clouds as the raindrops starts dripping; the whole world looks in awe to the majesty of charisma which is casted all over. Rain, thunder, lightning - all adorns the monsoon. Being a land of culture and heritage, India has the credit of many beauties added to its crown. Playing in mud and being scolded by parents are all part of a few days fun which become lifetime memories. During monsoon, the soil of India gets decorated by the ornaments of greenery, fresh clean leaves would have made the trees more beautiful to look at. The smell of the soil after a sudden rain is unforgettable. ‘Monsoon for us signifies the season of happiness, love and togetherness! It’s our favourite season! We would love to get wet in the rain and smell the wet mud! It is an ideal romantic season for us to go on a long drive and have corn! This is a season of love for all the couples.’ Moin and Sonia A Lovely Couple 54 JULY, 2012

Monsoon is the only time when we see the hibernated elements coming to life. The rains flood our emotions and the next moment, we are on cloud nine. It is an absolute pleasure to watch the water gushing from the hills and the crystal clear rains pouring from their heavier counterparts. It is a delight to watch the birds swinging flawlessly and other creatures slithering or running. A sense of satisfaction enables us to work better as well. Life in the monsoon season can’t be expressed in words. It is our priceless possession and we must thank our beloved mother nature - because of her, we are enjoying all the necessities and opulence of life. Though there is immense fun associated with monsoons, there are situations where too much of rains ruin the weather, resulting in common health ailments like – cold, cough, viral fever or allergy. However, if taken proper care and concern, anyone would get to enjoy the best of what this season has to offer. There is one such thing which can be useful in many ways than one, irrespective of season – and that is an umbrella. If you know the right way and time to use it, even the harshest of weathers are fun to experience. MONSOON ACCESSORIES UMBRELLAS An umbrella offers an instant shade against rain showers and extreme sunlight. Its covering is made from

‘It’s the sigh of relief one feels when monsoon breaks the monotony of the scorching heat. The first rains evoke a sense of excitement. Nothing can beat the fun of having Maggi and watching the rain drops trickle down the window pane, while humming my favourite songs from Bollywood.’ Upasana PR Professional tough waterproof fabrics, while its support ribs are either made of metal or plastic-based. You can certainly depend on this useful device to keep the monsoon from raining down on your parade. No one wants to be caught outside in the rain without an umbrella. These handy devices come in an array of shapes and sizes, many that will conveniently tuck into a purse or glove compartment, in case of a sudden downpour. HANDBAG Handbags have been existing in various hard-edged incarnations since their invention. They have malleable personality which enables it to a seemingly endless variety of possibilitiesfantastic shapes, clever etchings, rich colours. CROCS Pack your cute footwear and store them for next two months, the water clogged roads will leave you with no better choice then colorful crocs to match all your outfits this monsoon.

‘Rain brings out the best in me. The smell of the wet soil, the damp grass, the puddles - they are beautiful, refreshing and resounding. Drench yourself to wash out all your worries, woes and if the sun comes out in between, a rainbow will surely follow to add colour to your sunset sky.’ Bijal Shah House wife

‘Time to get drenched in rain and have hot cups of coffee with friends while talking about all memories spent with each other! All joyful and happiness comes in, when we see rain around.’ Nabila Student JULY, 2012 55




he city has an energetic and an exciting nightlife. There are many pubs and bars which offer the best of what we expect. The nightlife offers popular entertainment with nightclubs, theaters and live music which attract young adults. Locations like – Jubilee Hills, Banjara Hills, Begumpet and many others are always buzzing with excitement. You can sit and listen to the sounds of live entertainment or dance the night away at one of the hottest clubs. Regardless of your pleasure, you are sure to have the time of your life. As the sun goes down the city nightlife heats up. So prepare yourself for that! With so many pubs to choose from, the party circuit just gets hotter for youngsters and also for other age groups. Youngsters are always full of energy and don’t shy away from the dance floor. Popular nightspots in Hyderabad include - 10 Downing Street, Kismet, Bottles & Chimneys, Liquids, Spoil and others. Some popular nightspots are within hotels and others are independent. Few nightclubs are limited to the five-star hotels, which all have their own discos, bars and sometimes gaming rooms. As you would expect, these are mainly frequented by hotel guests, well heeled Indian and foreign tourists - but they’re open to any reasonably dressed patron. Partygoers can find a variety of upcoming events at local hotspots which may be of their interest. You can find few discos and all-night joints further out of the city. Most of them have couple-entry. The city comes alive during the night and these places tend to shut early in the morning. Few places have restrictions where you are allowed only with your partner. But some places to have stag entries as well! 56 JULY, 2012

Dancing and music are my favourite passtime. I love partying at Kismet, because they have one of the friendliest staff. I party at least twice or thrice in a week. An ideal nightlife place should have – good music, hospitality and good security for girls. Diet coke and Virgin Mojito are my favourite drinks.






Release yourself to pulsating rhythms, hypnotizing lights and infectious energy at Bottles & Chimney. This nightclub offers four different spaces which makes your experience and occasions unique every single time. Designed for guests’ comfort in mind, the lounge area features intimate den spaces which provide an ideal retreat for small groups and individuals, as well as spacious areas which offer a setting for huge gatherings, with an exclusive bar and views to the dance floor. Embracing a Balinese ambience and an earthy character, the lure of the flames makes the Bistro a natural hang out. Enjoy a wide selection of wood-fired gourmet pizzas and made-to-order sandwiches complete with an interesting array of coffees and teas. LOCATION – Old Cargo Office, Opp. Begumpet Airport, Ph No. 27766464

Partying is my favourite passtime, Hyderabad has amazing nightlife spots. According to me, the best places to party are – 10 Downing Street, Kismet and Liquids. These places also serve delicious food within my budget. I party once in a week. The first thing I look forward to, when I visit a party place - is its ambience. I love to blend Vodka with Red Bull. It is not too strong, yet not too mild.





Kismet is a multi-functional nightclub. Within the context of the new hotel’s highly contemporary architecture, Blacksheep’s designs will transport guests into a different environment, offering a fantastic escapist experience, where the spaces they create play on the idea of fusion and where the old and traditional meet the ultra-modern. Strategically located on the 1st floor of the hotel, the club incorporates a VIP bar, main bar, club space and a private function room and will be open to both hotel guests and the wider local populace via two dedicated entrances leading down to the subterranean club. LOCATION –The Park Hyderabad, Somajiguda, Ph No. 23456789

When it comes to music, the people of Hyderabad know which music they want to listen to and how to party. From lazy lounge to heart thumping electro techno, the DJs in clubs and pubs in Hyderabad spin it all. There is something for everyone! So if you are a music aficionado who knows the beat per minute of your favourite song or just a regular party-hopper, you won’t be disappointed. But just to make it easier, we are giving you the lowdown on what type of music plays where, so you can pick and choose the party destination according to beats you want to swing to. Remember through, that a club may decide to play one or more of the genres below, so this is in no way a restrictive list. It’s more of a guide to the popular pubs in Hyderabad to dance to the different kinds of music we all love.


The ladies are not left behind. One can find Ladies’ Night on every Wednesday or Thursday where only ladies are allowed to shake their legs and have fun. Few clubs arrange Ladies’ Nights on other days of the week too.


They say that the best of rock music was from ‘70s and ‘80s. ‘10 Downing Street’ is one such place where you get to hear the best of rock and retro and classical pop which are sure to remind you of your good old days of last century. JULY, 2012 57




The Club is a live entertainment space with a lounge, an outdoor dining area and an exclusive private members’ club. Spread over a lavish 10,000 sq. feet, The Club is designed to seamlessly blend work, entertainment and leisure. It offers a luxurious ambience, exquisite gourmet food, private dining spaces, a boardroom with mini theatre, a cigar lounge with a single malt and cognac library, excellent acoustics and an eclectic mix of never-seen-before live performances. The gig calendar includes events such as – live bands and music nights, celebrity DJ nights, comedy arts, dance performances, book readings, art exhibitions, fashion events, cocktail events, mixed martial art shows and more. LOCATION – Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre, Ph No. 66824422

I party almost every day. Kismet is my favourite nightlife destination in Hyderabad. They have great service and hospitality. One of the best things about this place is, it has a separate smoking zone. Any good nightlife place should offer complimentary drinks, if the crowd is in good number. They should also provide memberships to regular guests. I never miss to have a Red Bull, wherever I party!





Need to rewind after a long, hard day? Or want a cool place to hang out with friends? Firangi Paani transports you to an English pub. Large kegs have been innovatively turned into tables. Leather upholstered chairs, lots of polished wood, antiques imported from England and an exquisitely crafted ship right in the middle of the bar recreate a perfectly colonial ambience. The bar serves an eclectic mix of cocktails, including a variety of maritinis, daiquiris and margaritas. Don’t miss the special Polynesian cocktails. Besides its signature cocktails, Firangi Paani also serves a wide range of beers, scotches, wines and liqueurs. There’s also a finger-licking variety of food to go with your tipple - choose from treats such as Tibetan chicken momos, fish and chips, hummus and pita bread, kathi rolls, spaghetti and falafel. The Firangi Paani DJ plays some great retro music to put you in the mood. The pub hosts Karaoke nights, so you can sing along. LOCATION – City Centre Mall, Banjara Hills, Ph No. 66570000

Rain enjoys the premium OHM BR series in combination with lunary for the main club area. The club boasts of 115 db of clean sound on the dance floors. Hence the OHM punch line iron glove in a velvet hand is so truly said. Four strings (four in each string) of lunary on edges of the dance floor complimented by a centre cluster combine seamlessly with six horn loaded BR 218 subs to ensure a packed dance floor never loses power. The VVIP lounge and retro sky bar, have a separate sound system with separate DJ consoles and using a combination of OHM BR 10s and OHM TR 112s mid tops in combination with TRS 218, BR18B subwoofers to reinforce the low frequency. LOCATION - 7th Floor, Shangrila Towers, Banjara Hills. Ph No. 9505400333 58 JULY, 2012


Hyderabadis still come in drives to this oldest pub in town. 10 Downing Street believes in the fact that they actually introduced the concept of pubs and long liquid lunches to this city. One can find replicas of signed photographs of King Philip and Queen Elizabeth on the walls, completing the English ambience. The pub proudly has wine glasses, beer bottles and all kinds of domestic and international liquor. When you are here, you will run into a lot of professionals with nice, fat pay cheque and a lot of college goers who have been saving up to celebrate. Whatever bracket you fit into, you will have a good time. The menu is extensive and features cuisines from practically all parts of the world. For the real tipple enthusiasts, there are Mojitos and Daiquiris and plenty of Kingfisher beer. LOCATION – White House Building, Begumpet, Ph No. 66629323




A favorite destination for the crème de la crème of Hyderabad, N has changed the way the city dines and parties. Luxurious wall cladding, exclusive private dining areas, a hip bar serving signature cocktails combined with the colour scheme of reds and blacks, create an atmosphere of subtle sophistication. A royal staircase adds grandeur to the entrance. Not to forget of course, the food - dishes like the Mongolian beef, slow fried prawns, shangdong fried rice and pan fried noodles display the versatility and skills of the chefs. Enjoy plating and pairing from around the world made from the highest quality ingredients. There are three separate zones – the bar, the dining area and a well designed outdoor seating with comfortable couches. LOCATION – Road No.36, Jubilee Hills, Ph No. 20012009


Cuba Libre is a classic Cuban Pub. Located on the top floor of GVK One Mall, this is one of the most classic and happening pubs in the city. The wooden barrel interiors, accompanied by rich leather finish tile flooring makes you feel at home, awaken your spirits and bring you right on into the party mood. Relax with a pint and munch on the mouth watering snack menu or go berserk on the dance floor; fade away your time at the snooker table – whatever mood you are in Cuba Libre is the place to be in. LOCATION – GVK One Mall, Banjara Hills, Ph No. 67767114

Music is my soul. My all time favourite place to party is B&C and Cuba Libre. Both the places are best in terms of food and ambience. If you ask me to describe the place in one word, I would say – awesome! The music played here is amazing! I do not party often. But whenever I do, I make sure I party hard. Good music and crowd make a good party destination. I love to try different types of mocktails.



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In The Name Of Love

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. And love marriage makes it even more beautiful. Tulip takes an exclusive interview of Ashwin and Trushna Tibrewala, one such couple who fell in love with each other at a young age and fought every odd to be together forever… ASHWIN As a kid, my life was not so lavish but yet we had all we wanted from our parents. That’s how I was brought up. My dad had to struggle a lot when we first shifted to Hyderabad, in 1977. As I was born in this city, I had done my kindergarten at Greenwoods, which was at Ameerpet. Later, my schooling was at HPS, where my parents had to struggle a lot to get me an admission. As a child, I was obedient to my parents and was good at academics. Dad never disagreed to anything we wanted. An annual family trip to famous holiday destinations was made mandatory. Though I was quite shy with girls, Tibrewala name was quite famous in HPS. Everyone knew us! We were all 15 cousins in different batches and grades. Teasing the lecturers in a friendly way was a part 60 JULY, 2012

of good old schooling days. But at the same time, we had shared wonderful rapport with them. They liked us. We had a lot of school trips in seventh and tenth standards – to places like Ooty, Kodaikanal and Bangalore. The second trip was to Mussoorie, Haridwar and Dehradun. But better than that, we had went to Mussoorie again with my parents and uncle and stayed at Taj, one of the best properties. We had a blast there! We made a lot of friends too! My dad was someone who loves to explore places, also with an intention to expand his business. Once in every two years, we toured our village Jhunjhunu, back in Rajasthan and stayed at a resort called Mandava which is a traditional beauty.


- The two best memories after we got married was – our first marriage anniversary which we celebrated during our journey from Hyderabad to Singapore on a cruise (a southeast Asia trip). - Scotland trip, during our second anniversary! While returning, I was excited about being a mother again. TRUSHNA We have been there for each other as friends first, lovers and then it showed the way to marriage. It has been a beautiful journey from marriage. Our ring ceremony was on Ashwin’s birthday, which made the occasion even more special. But we couldn’t enjoy our courtship because we were just two months away from marriage and I was busy shopping my trousseau.



TRUSHNA More than my parents, I shared a great rapport with my sister Tripti, but not too close with my elder brother, Atin. I was given the liberty to pursue anything I wished to. I was more pampered by my Dad. He is fond of travelling. He used to take us along with him, to everywhere he travelled. One of the memorable trips was to Manali, which is famous for green apples. During then, we had seen my brother climb one of the trees to fetch us apples, but fell down as he slipped and we couldn’t stop laughing at him. That was a funny incident! We kept laughing at that incident all through the journey back to our place. Holiday trips to Ooty, Mysore (Maharaja Palace) and Katmandu with my college friends was one of the fondest memories. My Dad also took us to Udaipur palace, during my college days. Situated right in the middle of the lake, it was so beautiful that I wanted to get married there. I miss my college days and also my childhood friend Vishaka, who now resides in Mumbai.

ASHWIN We wanted to have a daughter as our second child and we prayed for it. She is very lucky for us! I have seen the best of the best, in every aspect of life, after she was born. She is a lucky charm for us. Trushna and I are friendly, honest and this is why people love us - for what we are and in that way we make a lot of friends. I am someone who would help people in every way I can and expect nothing in return. TRUSHNA Ashwin fulfills all my demands. He doesn’t stop me from doing what I wish to. One of the best things about him is, he gets along well with my friends too. He makes everyone comfortable with his company and friendship. He makes people laugh with his sense of humor.

Trushna and I chose each other. We just met, started talking and we didn’t even realize when we became so inseparable. We both think alike! There is trust, understanding and bonding. Our likes and dislikes are the same. We love to share everything about each other. Be it sorrows or happiness, she is the one I know who would always stand by me. We surprise each other, dance together, hang out, appreciate and love each other. She is my best friend, guide, sister and my well-wisher. Many people have asked us if we are sisters, as we look alike. I thank God for giving Trushna in my life. -Aarti Badruka about her friendship with Trushna.

ASHWIN The first time I met Trushna was at Country Club Wimpy, which was a Burger joint then, in Begumpet. I was the first one to approach her and talk to her. I was accompanied with my friends and so was Trushna. We had a good conversation and soon we became friends. For two years, our friendship blossomed. We started liking each other, our natures and personalities. I proposed her during my graduation days and got married in June 2001. It has been a decade now. We had faced so many highs and lows in several aspects, but after our first kid was born, a lot of things eased among us. We had been for each other through every difficult and happy phase. Our honeymoon trip was to Europe for 25 days, where we enjoyed our stay in Switzerland the most. JULY, 2012 61



RAPID FIRE ROUND Describe each other in 3 words –

Favourite movie the other enjoys to watch over and over –

Ashwin – Arrogant, beautiful, but with attitude Trushna – Sweet, helpful and understanding

Ashwin – Trushna likes DDLJ Trushna – Ashwin likes Satte Pe Satta. He had seen that movie more than 100 times now (laughs).

Weaknesses and Strengths Ashwin – Trushna’s weakness and strengths is me. Trushna – Ashwin’s weakness and strengths are our kids and his family. Biggest adjustment you made from being single to getting married –

If you could possess any extraordinary talent in one of the arts, what would you choose – Ashwin – I would love to be a Soccer player. Trushna – I would like to be a model. Two things you are most thankful for in your life right now –

Ashwin and Trushna – nothing as such! We never had to adjust for anything as our thoughts and approaches are similar.

Ashwin – My parents and my first family Trushna – Ashwin and my kids

Your vision to a perfect society –

While making decisions, what you put first? Facts or feelings -

Trushna – I wish to see people concerned about their own issues, more than being curious about someone else’s. Ashwin – People being more respectful and kind towards women is my vision to a perfect society.

Ashwin – Facts! I am more realistic in life. I am someone who thinks the negative sides of a situation and go ahead with positives. Feelings of course come later. Trushna – Feelings, first! I am a little sensitive.

Activities you think the other enjoys the most –

In your opinion, what makes a great parent –

Ashwin – Trushna loves to shop! Trushna – He enjoys watching old Bollywood movies.

Ashwin and Trushna - Spending quality of the time with kids.

Who makes up often, if there is an argument among each other –

Ashwin – Relaxing at the silent beaches at Goa Trushna – Candle-lit dinner

Trushna – It’s always Ashwin! What do you call each other in a funny way – Ashwin – I call her - Tunnu Trushna – I call him – Ashu. At times, I even address him as Ash, which even my daughter is calling him that way (laughs). What is the most important aspect in a marriage to make it successful – Ashwin and Trushna - We feel it is the compromising nature between each other, as it really helps marriage life in a long run. Compatibility factor also adds up to it. 62 JULY, 2012

Your idea of a perfect date –

If you could relive one day of your childhood, which day would that be – Ashwin – I was crazily passionate about my school. So I would like to bring back my school days. Trushna – I would like to bring back my college days, as I had an amazing time with my friends. The best relationship advice you ever got – Ashwin and Trushna – We got married at a young age of 21. So, we learned the way life came to me. Life was a wonderful teacher for us!






Completing the DBS line-up, the new Volante affords customers the combination of the DBS’ already-established sports car characteristics with all the thrills associated with a drop-top. It sits atop Aston Martin’s convertible lineup, which also includes the mechanically identical DBS Volante and Virage Volante models. To ensure a topspeed beyond 190 mph, the same 6.0-liter 12-cylinder engine found in the DBS coupe also powers the convertible. With 510 horsepower and a 420 lb-ft. of torque, the car will accelerate from a standstill to 62 mph in just 4.3 seconds. Volante comes standard with a six-speed manual gearbox and has an optional Touchtronic six-speed automatic transmission. Like the DBS coupe, it uses carbon fiber to form the hood, trunk and front fenders; resulting in increased performance through weight reduction. The top drops in just 14 seconds at speeds up to 30 miles per hour. It stows beneath an automatic, hard tonneau. The car does come with a pair of small rear seats, but even the automaker admits that they’re best left for children or luggage. This high-performance luxury convertible features an Adaptive Damping System (ADS), which helps to maximize ride comfort. It uses two separate valves to set the dampers to five different positions, allowing instant adjustment of the car’s ride and handling characteristics. The ADS automatically alters the suspension settings to ensure the driver has high levels of control at all times, with the ability to respond instantly to different driving conditions. The dampers can be set to soft, with a corresponding improvement in ride quality or firm, providing improved body control for more spirited driving. SPECIFICATIONS – Engine type – 5.9L V12, power – 510 bhp @ 6500 rpm, torque – 420 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm, transmission – 6-speed manual, body style – convertible, height – 50.7 in. and wheelbase – 107.9 in.


The Murciélago is an all-wheel drive, mid-engined supersports car. With an angular design and an exceptionally low slung body, the highest point of the roof is just less than 4 feet above the ground. One of the vehicle’s most distinguishing features is its scissor doors, which lends to the extreme image. First-generation Murciélagos were powered by a Lamborghini V12 which traces its roots back to the company’s beginnings. The rear differential is integrated to the engine itself, with a viscous coupling center differential providing drive to the front wheels. Power is delivered through a 6-speed manual transmission. The suspension uses an independent double-wishbone design and bodywork features carbon fiber, steel and aluminum parts. The rear spoiler and the active air intakes integrated into the car’s shoulders are electromechanically controlled, deploying automatically only at high speeds in an effort to maximize both aerodynamic and cooling efficiency. The Murcielago comes dressed to look like a service vehicle, complete with GFCD badging - that’s the Glen Cove Fire Department - and a plethora of fire department-relative livery. Even better, it also has a set of emergency lights on its roof, adding more flavor to what we obviously think is already a fantastic Italian supercar. SPECIFICATIONS – Maximum power – 580 bhp at 7500 rpm, compression ratio – 10.7:1, maximum torque – 650 Nm at 5400 rpm, 12 V electrical system, 6192 cc cylinder capacity, 0 – 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, 0 – 100 mph in 8.7 seconds and top speed of 205 mph. 64 JULY, 2012


The Panamera measures 55.8 inches in height and 195.7 inches in length. This makes for a roomy interior, especially for just four passengers. The cabin is complete with 18-way adjustable front seats and eight-way adjustable rear seats. The entry-level powerplant is a 3.6-liter six-cylinder derived from Porsche’s V8 engine, good in this case for 300 horsepower to the rear wheels. This engine has direct fuel injection, infinitely variable intake camshaft adjustment with variable valve lift, an on-demand oil pump, water cooling with thermal management, a variable intake manifold and auto start-stop. This technologypacked six-pot is mated exclusively to a seven-speed DK double-clutch gearbox - weighing in at a combined weight of just 404 lbs. This combination is good for 18 city, 27 highway miles per gallon. Despite being down 100 horsepower compared to the base V8 model, the Panamera still sprints from a dead stop to 60 miles per hour in a respectable six seconds - or just 5.8 with the optional sport Chrono Package Plus. Top speed is limited to 160 mph. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), (standard on all Panamera models), varies damper forces in an infinite process and adjusts the dampers to road conditions and the driver’s style of motoring. Incorporating adaptively controlled dampers with infinite adjustment of damper forces, PASM allows the driver, through the PASM button on the center console, to choose among three control maps – comfort, sport and sport plus. In Comfort mode, the driver enjoys all the smoothness and motoring comfort of a grand touring sedan. Sport Plus thrills with the performance and agility of a full-fledged sports car. Panamera comes equipped with eight airbags, including dual front, side-impact and curtain airbags. Knee airbags are integrated into the lower part of the instrument panel and hold back the lower body of the driver and front passenger in a head-on collision.



SPECIFICATIONS – Displacement – 4.8 liters, Engine – 400 hp, Torque – 369 lb.-ft., 12.5:1 compression ratio, Top track speed – 175 mph, 0 – 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, Top hinged tailgate made of aluminum and top speed of 188 mph (303 kmh).


The design of the new Mulsanne is a unique fusion of sportiness, coachbuilt elegance and solidity. Echoing the Bentley S-Type, the Mulsanne features a bold frontal design dominated by the traditional Bentley matrix grille and highly prominent, classic round inner headlamps with chrome surrounds, flanked by two smaller outboard lamp clusters, all featuring the latest in lighting technology. The iconic Flying-B retractable radiator mascot is available as an option. The long bonnet, short front overhang and long rear overhang help to convey a sense of power and movement, reinforced by muscular haunches and sharply sculptured lines which flow gracefully from the front wings to the rear. Uniquely designed 20-inch (and optional 21-inch) wheels reinforce the Mulsanne’s powerful, sporting stance. A 14-speaker audio system with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and 6-CD auto-changer is provided as standard while the Naim for Bentley premium audio system may be specified as an option. This forging of two British luxury brands provides customers with the world’s most powerful production in-car amplifier with 2200 Watts, eight dedicated DSP modes and 20 custom-made speakers. The bold frontal is designed along with the traditional Bentley grille, the new chromed headlights, larger bonnet, the most fascinating aluminium shaded front wings and other features, which make its first look quite impressive, while interior looks are too improvised with latest four-zone air conditioning air vents, rich leather adjustable front -rear seats and powerful multimedia system that gives a great ease and feeling to travellers and chauffer. SPECIFICATIONS – Maximum torque – 752 lb-ft / 10200 rpm, Compression ratio – 7.8:1, Maximum power – 505 bhp / 377 KW / 512PS @ 4200 rpm, Maximum speed – 184 mph / 296 kmh, 0 – 100 mph in 11.6 seconds. JULY, 2012 65




This is the first phone in the world, to run on the Intel Medfield platform. The Xolo X900 has an Atom Z2460 SoC that includes a single-core 1.6GHz Saltwell CPU with Hyper-Threading, PowerVR SGX540 GPU clocked at 400MHz and 32-bit Dual channel LPDDR2 memory. Other features include 4.03-inch display with 1024 x 600 resolution (295 PPI), 8 megapixel rear camera with flash, 10fps burst mode and 1080p video recording, 1.3 megapixel front camera, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage space, HSPA+ connectivity up to 21Mbps, HDMI out and NFC built-in. The phone will be sold with Android 2.3 Gingerbread at launch, although an Android 4.0 update is in works. The 4.03-inch display has a thin bezel on the right and left sides. On the top, is the front-facing camera and the silver coloured earpiece. Below the display are four touch sensitive keys – return, options, home and search. Flat sides all around and that is why we say, it has the design inspiration from the iPhone. On the left spine is the micro HDMI port. On the right side is the volume rocker, micro SIM card slot that is essentially a slide out tray and a physical camera key. SPECIFICATIONS – 16 GB internal memory, 1 GB RAM, 8 MP camera, Operating System – Andriod 2.3 Gingerbread with high definition audio and video recording.



The touch surface responds directly to the world’s most natural technology - your fingers. Now, whatever you’re doing on your laptop - surfing the web or reading your emails, it is as easy as letting your fingers do the clicking, scrolling and swiping. The touch surface makes scrolling direct and fluid. You can scroll and swipe immediately wherever your fingertips rest on the mouse. A slow swipe is perfect for reading online, while a quick flick gets you to the bottom of the page fast. You can use one AA battery and enjoy a lighter mouse and three months of battery life or two AAs. for a solid feel and six months of run time. You can also use your own rechargeable batteries. Laser-grade precision tracking delivers precision on virtually any surface. So while you may not actually need to hit individual pixels in Photoshop®, it’s nice to know that you can. The peripheral comes with a unifying receiver which connects it to the desktop. It can also be synchronize with up to six more compatible mice or keyboards. The SetPoint firmware allows users to set the click areas according their needs and usage requirements. SPECIFICATIONS - Smooth touch scrolling, quiet right and left clicking, ambidextrous design, adjustable weight and unifying receiver allows multiple devices.



The Samsung Galaxy S3 will have multi-tasking feature, which will allow you to efficiently run multiple applications simultaneously. To enable easy multi-tasking process and playing games, the smartphone comes with 2GB RAM. It is the first smart phone to boast 2GB of RAM and comes with a generous 32GB of storage. The phone sports a giant 4.6 inch screen, slightly bigger than its predecessor Galaxy S2; which has 4.3 inch screen. This would account to a 1280×720 screen resolution. It promises a more powerful and advanced 1.4GHz Exynos quad core processor which would run on latest and most talked Ice cream Sandwich OS Android 4.0.4. As wireless charging kit removes the clutter of wires, one can have hassle free connectivity. Various connectivity options include 3G and 4G HSDPA, HSUPA, Edge, Wi-Fi, GSM, GPS and GPRS, Bluetooth and the latest technology NFC. SPECIFICATIONS - Super AMOLED Capacitive multi-touch HD display, LED flash, autofocus, 1 GB internal memory, battery - 2,100mAh (wireless charging optional extra), 1.4 GHz Exynoss quad core processor and 1.9 MP front camera - video resolution @ 720 p. 66 JULY, 2012



The Sennheiser HD 439 was built to adapt. The closed-back design blocks ambient noise for use on-the-go or in your 30th story penthouse suite. This headphone utilizes an exchangeable cable system for exacting length to your audio source - whether in your pocket or in your hi-fi stack. The single-sided cable stays tangle-free and plush, cloth padding is luxurious for use all day long. These over-head models feature a frequency range from 17 to 22,500Hz for extra detail in high and low frequencies. They also feature neodymium magnets for added bass that shines during R&B tracks. It features - exchangeable cable system for home or portable use (long and short cables included- 10 ft, 4 ft respectively), powerful bass-response from neodymium magnets, low-impedance transducer system is ideal for use with portable media devices (tablets, MP3 players, smartphones, netbooks) and soft fabric ear cushions are replaceable and breathe for long-term listening comfort. The key features include – plush and breathable earpads, around-the-ear fit is comfy for hours, crystal-clear sound with enhanced low-end and exchangeable cable system for home/portable use. They have a unique look with external mesh on the earcups and chrome accents and two headphone cables of different lengths to suit your circumstances. But in spite of all this technology and the clear, bass-heavy sound that they deliver; the biggest positive is how comfortable they feel. The heavily padded earcups are extra long and the headband rests easily, even on large heads, letting you wear these cans for an extended period without pause.




SPECIFICATIONS - Impedance - 32 Ω, sound pressure level (SPL) - 112 dB (1 kHz / 1 Vrms), frequency response - 17 – 22500 Hz, THD (total harmonic distortion) < 0.1 % (1 kHz / 100 dB), jack plug 3.5 mm gold / 6.3 mm gold adaptor and cable length - 1.4 m and 3 m single-sided detachable OFC cables.


The E-M5 is the first camera in an OM-Digital lineup that will run alongside the PEN series and according to the company, its Four Thirds models. For reasons of clarity, it should be stated that this isn’t a continuation of the old OM line - the OM-D models won’t be SLRs and are based around Micro Four Thirds, not OM lens mounts. However, they do embody the spirit of the much-loved camera line - a small, well-built camera designed for enthusiasts. And particularly in silver and black form, the E-M5 is one of best looking cameras. Its magnesium alloy body also manages to incorporate the same extensive weather sealing that the E-5 offered - complementing the similarly-sealed M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ lens.


SPECIFICATIONS - 16MP MOS Four Thirds format sensor, weather-sealed body, New 5-axis image stabilization, twin control dials, shoot at up to ISO 25,600, up to 9fps shooting (4.2 fps with continuous AF), 800x600 pixel (1.44M dot) LCD electronic viewfinder, VGA-equivalent 3” OLED touchscreen display - tilts 80° upwards and 50° downwards, latest TruePic VI processor, improved C-AF autofocus with 3D tracking and flash sync speed up to 1/250th sec.

SONY SMARTWATCH This Android™ watch keeps you discreetly updated & your hands free… Your world is at your fingertips with this Android watch. The Sony SmartWatch features an easy-to-use, ultra-responsive touch display. Finding your way around SmartWatch is super simple. Your world’s just a tap, swipe or press away. The owner can download compatible applications on Google Play. Unlike the heavier and bulkier 1.2-ounce Motorola Motoactv, the 0.55-ounce square-shaped Sony SmartWatch is very portable. Measuring 1.42 inches tall by 1.42 inches wide and 0.3 inch thick, the SmartWatch is more in line with Apple’s pint-size iPod Nano (1.5 inches by 1.6 inches by 0.35 inch, 0.7 ounce). The tiny SmartWatch also sports handsome style accents such as silver metallic edges which are smoothly rounded. A minuscule 1.3-inch OLED screen takes up the entire front face and displays data in a low 128-by-128-pixel resolution. Even so, colours on the watch’s screen are vibrant and the clock’s digital digits glow in an attractive white hue. SPECIFICATIONS - 36 mm x 36 mm, thickness - 8 mm, Operating range - 10 m, Multi-touch color OLED display, Watchband adapter, USB charger and SmartWatch main unit with clip.


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Atharv Manikonda

Deepti Reddy


Suresh Manikonda & Pradhana


The first birthday celebrations of Suresh and Prarthna Manikonda’s son Athrav was fantastic. The amazing décor was complete - with the a horse-driven cart, the 2100 guest list and the exhilarating dance bash that went on till the early hours of the next day; made Athrav’s big day, a memorable one. TRS Chief - K Chandrashekar Rao, Madhu Goud Yaskhi, Pavan and Samyukta Reddy, A Maheswara Reddy, National Badminton champion Jwala Gutta with her sister Insi and many others have graced the fun-filled occasion and couldn’t stop admiring Suresh on how well he had organized the event. Family and friends came together to bless the birthday boy.

Jwala, Insi & Yelan Gutta

Dr. Kamala


Anand Agarwal

Sudeer Babu

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Veda Kumar



Vikram Goud



Laila Khan

Ali Saberi

PRE-WEDDING BASH Rashed, Abbas & Jibraan




Abbas and his fiancee Aeliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pre-wedding bash which was hosted by his best friends Jibran and Rashed at The Club, was a rollicking one. Close to 150 friends of the couple turned up in full force to join the revelry. Everyone had a nice time making moves to the dance tracks. Spotted at the event were people like - Rohit Sethi, Nindi Priya, Abhiram, Sanjay and Ruchita Soni, Sunny Khandelwal, Ashwin Tibrewala and many others.

Geeta Rohit

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Gunjan & Girish



Naseer & Irfan

Nindi Priya

Teja Reddy & Hamed Saberi

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Surekha & Chiranjeevi

Anil Kamineni

Shobhana Kamineni

A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN Actor-turned-politician Chiranjeeviâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actor son Ram Charan tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Upasana Kamineni; at a glittering ceremony at a farm house near the capital city. Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, actress Sridevi and her filmmaker husband Boney Kapoor as well as big names from the southern film industry Rajinikanth, Ambareesh and many top film personalities from Tamil, Telugu and Hindi cinema world, attended the ceremony. Pawan Kalyan and Nagendra Babu, brotherin-law Allu Arvind and his son Allu Arjun, Upasanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandfather and chairman of Apollo Hospitals Pratap C. Reddy welcomed the guests.

Ram Charan & Upasana

Nagachaitanya & Nagarjuna

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Amala & Nikhil

Namratha Shirodkar

Pratap C Reddy

A K Khan




Allu Arjun

Kajal Agarwal




Madhu Mitha & Krishna Priya

Rinku & Reena

Parties @ B&C, Liquids, 10D, Rain & Kismet Vinni

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Last month, the crowd of Hyderabad had experienced an energetic nightlife, offering great entertainment, music and fun. Party goers were seen making moves to almost every genre of music. Movie stars, celebrities and socialites have had a gala time with their buddies.


Sushma & Mudit









Anuja & Prasanna


Shraddha & Neha


Abhi & Ayush

Vani Harry


There are people who are throwing parties for their 50th birthday, though they crossed it long back. Is this a new trend among the socialites? Or is this just another reason to be in the limelight? Have your guesses, people! JULY, 2012 75


Know Your Fortune




- Tarot Reading by Suhasini


(JUNE 22 – JULY 22)

Tarot card The Emperor, indicates a quiz is the way to relax. Crosswords, Sudoku and other games will happily restrict you from the cares of the world. There is expansion in your awareness which may arise through a conflict with someone you love. Your inner needs are seen fulfilled in a relationship. You have learnt to love God and care for yourself and so you work towards making happy relationship, says the tarot cart - Queen of Cups. Wear grey for good luck. Your lucky number is 6. Since your element is water, symbol is crab and planet is moon; it is advisable to wear gemstone.

Tarot card The Judgment indicates that this month, a full moon is occurring in your work zone. You are suffering only because you failed to register some important information that as recently received. Your lover or partner has been unconscious in their actions and your presence is needed. Portioning, setting limits and establishing orders are part of welcome division within, says the tarot card - Five of Cups. Wear pale blue for good luck. Your lucky number is 11. Since your element is air, symbol is scales and planet is Venus; it is advisable to wear gemstone sapphire.

Karmic tip - Offer seven types of food grains equal to your weight.

Karmic tip - Wear a Rudraksh head or an evil eye charm with black thread to ward of negative energies.



(JULY 23 – AUGUST 23)


Tarot card The Tower indicates an unexpected member of the opposite sex encourages you. Don’t do anything you will later regret. Attaining new skills in your work place will be essential. Opportunities in your workplace arise suddenly, giving you a chance to climb the ladder of success faster than your imagined, says the tarot card - Six of Swords. Wear gold or yellow for good luck. Your lucky number is 4. Since your element is fire, symbol is lion and planet is Sun; it is advisable to wear gemstone ruby.

Tarot card The Moon indicates you may be baffled by events even though they seem meaningless. It is possible to change the hat of belief by studying comparative relations or philosophies, adequately. You must create a situation or magnetic fortune in which you can get work done uninterrupted, says the tarot card - Page of Knights. Wear burgundy for good luck. Your lucky number is 9. Since your element is water, symbol is scorpion and planet is Pluto; it is advisable to wear Opal (Diamond).

Karmic tip - Keep 9 planets for health healing, wealth and good luck with you forever.

Karmic tip - Avoid wearing black on Saturdays, as this could block your chakras for any kind of good fortunes.



(AUGUST 24 – SEPTEMBER 23) Tarot card the The High Priestess indicates that you may meet a poetic and also quite discriminating individual. This encounter may have an impact on you and result in a new friendship. You may have been finding difficult to link some behaviors or directory habits to the diagnosis of a physical problems. Dreams can only be fulfilled with practical and consistent work and a good business plan, says the tarot card - Seven of Pentacles. Wear navy blue for good luck. Your lucky number is 8. Since your element is earth, symbol is maiden and planet is Mercury; it is advisable to wear agate (Diamond). Karmic tip - Keep a small pyramid on the right side of your table, till you achieve your goal or wish. 76 JULY, 2012


From Top Clockwise: Naresh, Madhushalini, Varun Sandesh, Karisma Kapoor and Nikeesha Patel

Tarot card The Hanged Man indicates you may be in anger. You will need to find an outlet for the energy. Say farewell to trash! Have a garage sale or at least clear decks to make space for new thing to come. Simple ideas for today, perhaps by coding concepts before sharing them with people you love is the best thing to do, says the tarot card - Page of Cups. Wear purple for good luck. Your lucky number is 7. Since your element is fire, symbol is archer and planet is Jupiter; it is advisable to wear amber. Karmic tip - Avoid alcohol and non– vegetarian food on Saturdays.

Tarot card The Fool indicates you may be too charitable and believing. Beware of the flatters. She or he may be feeding you with an empty spoon. Understand your family more. You will optimize your life. Don’t ignore calls of some heart-to-heart communicator this month. There is no use crying over the split milk. So concentrate and take care of the firm decisions to be dealt with at work and family. There can be some jealousy surrounding you at present because you are approaching life in a trendier way than usual, says the tarot card - King of Swords. Wear Pink for good luck. Your lucky number is 22. Since your element is earth, symbol is goat and planet is Saturn; it is advisable to wear topaz.



Karmic tip - Light a black candle for few hours on Tuesdays. Or drink lime juice after Sunset.


(JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 18) Tarot card The Hermit indicates the aura of the spiritual world. This card warns you to take responsibility for your spiritual growth. Working focuses of life and changes brought as a result of commitment and strengthening of relationships, are highlighted. This way if you listen to the signal of your spiritual conscience, it will surely assist and guide you in taking the right decisions in your life, says the tarot card - Ace of Wands. Wear light purple for good luck. Your lucky number is 18. Since your element is air, symbol is water carrier and planet is Uranus; it is advisable to wear blue sapphire. Karmic tip - Wash your hands and feet mixed with rock salt to cleanse negative thoughts and weak energies.

(MARCH 21 – APRIL 20) Tarot card The Magician indicates a bunch of golden roses from angel of wealth. Open doors for what your heart truly desires. The money plant is seen creeping towards you. Circumstances are likely to improve. You are advised to create a balance in whatever you do. Work situation might take time to materialize, earning you success and fortune. Decisions regarding relationship and money need balance. Avoid investing on things which are not of great importance, says the tarot card - The Two of Cups. Wear red for good luck. Your lucky number is 9. Wear diamond Gemstone. Karmic tip - Keep water to rising sun!


(APRIL 21 – MAY 21) Tarot card The Star indicates, a little chocolate goes a long way, especially if you are feeling down over some relationship or on friendship. Disappointing accusations could leave you riddles and doubts about friendship. It may be subtle or hidden aspects of another person’s trait, which may trigger these feeling, says the tarot card - Four of Wands. Wear green for good luck. Your lucky number is 2. Since your element is earth, symbol is bull and planet is Venus; it is advisable to wear emerald.

(FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20) Tarot card says The Lovers indicate the start of a new phase of life or a new project, business of job or new relationship. You can expect good news that will help you meet a friend who supported you during a difficult time. You may be creative. That could be followed with success and sound sleep. Family problems are likely to come. You are likely to make overseas journey either for business contract or job, says the tarot card - Knight of Cups. Wear sea green for good luck. Your lucky number is 3. Since your element is water, symbol is fish carrier and planet is Neptune; it is advisable to wear Diamond and jade.

Jr. NTR ( A Taurus)

Cancer Woman and Taurus Man Taurus and Cancer make a flowery relationship which is nurtured by their deep love and similar requirements. A Cancerian woman is extremely sensitive and loving, with caring words and supportive actions. Though she is deeply tender, at the same time she is very independent and strong willed woman with powerful way of flourishing her own career to achieve her financial stability. She desires to be taken care of and protected by her man more than anything else. When loved by a strong Taurus man, she can become homely, deeply caring about maintaining a stable home and loving and supporting him in every possible way.

Karmic tip - Forgiving people who have hurt you, is your gift to them. But, forgetting people who have hurt you is your gift to you.


(MAY 22 – JUNE 21)





Karmic tip - Keep sea salt or black tourmaline crystal near you to ward off dull energy.

Tarot card The Bondage indicates you may be a wizard at limiting the high maintenance. Someone stands for your inner feeling and emotions. Accordingly, you will gather your karmic deeds in your daily life. These should be a strong need for love, affection and harmony. In this way, you are required to improve your wisdom, along with creativity; says the tarot Card - Six of Pentacles. Wear Yellow for good luck. Your lucky number is 5. Since your element is air, symbol is twins and planet is Mercury; it is advisable to wear garnet. Karmic tip - Take a bath with a few drops if eucalyptus oil or sandal hood oil to decrease bad luck.

Yana Gupta ( A Taurus)

Cancer Man and Taurus Woman Both of them share common interests and needs. They are quite compatible. With Taurus, a little more stubborn and Cancer, a bit more moody; this can cause occasional tiffs but usually the association is peaceful. A Cancer man is a very ambitious and strongly gritty person. As a person, he is deeply nurturing and caring but at times, he can be seriously moody and critical. He is generally nice, quiet and shy, preferring to stay in the warm atmosphere of home than go out. In relationship with a Taurus woman, he enjoys getting pampered by her and in return, gives her a lot of respect and admiration together with all the tender loving emotions.

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