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VOL 10 | ISSUE 2 | JULY 2019




Imperfect is the new perfect skin!


The best Monsoon delicacies in Hyderabad


RNI NO.: APENG/2010/33719

Rising Star Priyanka Jawalkar

Giving Us Monsoon Fashion Goals


A melting pot of cultureShilparamam


Six Yards of Elegance


CONTENTS ON THE COVER Priyanka Jawalkar PHOTOGRAPHY Artem Enterprises OUTFIT Zara STYLING Anupriya Vazir HAIR & MAKEUP Harjit Sweety


Over a Cappuccino with Raai Laxmi

28.BEAUTY Skin Deep


Best Antique Stores In the City

38.COVER STORY Priyanka Jawalkar, Superstar Rising


The Best Monsoon Delicacies In Hyderabad


A Melting Pot of Heritage- Shilparamam A Little Offbeat But Still On Track

52.FASHION Six Yards Of Elegance


Stay Dry With Waterproof Styles

66.TRAVEL Luxury Travel


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After experiencing gruesomely high temperatures, Hyderabad is finally seeing some reassuring down-pours. The monsoon season has finally arrived, and this issue of Tulip is here to ensure you breeze through it. On the cover, we have Taxiwala-fame actress Priyanka Jawalkar giving us major monsoon fashion goals. We have some prominent women from the city telling us about their favourite sarees; we also sat down for a cup of cappuccino with the very talented actress Raai Laxmi who talked to us about her time in the industry. Protect yourself from the drizzles in style with tips from celebrated stylists. Take a look at the beautiful shopping area of Shilparamam with the equally beautiful Monica Tavanam guiding you around the place. Make sure you check out our list of luxury travel locations perfect for your monsoon getaways and meet some awesome Hyderabadis whose offbeat careers will astonish you. Did you start craving for a cup of hot tea and some yummy samosas the moment you heard thunders outside? Check out our selection of monsoon delicacies to satisfy your palate this rainy season. From expert advice on monsoon pet care to the best antique stores in town, this issue gives you the complete package of everything you need during the Hyderabadi monsoons.

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


Remixed Live - Cheryl Dsouza TSA the DJ, Saturday, 06 July Venue: The Taj Vivanta Hotels, Begumpet Time: 08:30 PM to 11:00 PM Visit to book tickets

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Skating and Waveboard Competition, Sunday, 21 July Venue: Gachibowli Stadium Skating Rink, Gachibowli Time: 07:00 AM - 11:00 AM Visit to book tickets


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Stage Adda presents – Vipul Goyal Live, Sunday, 07 July Venue: Oakwood Residence Kapil, Nanakramguda Time: 07:00 PM Visit to book tickets

Hyderabad 10K Premier Run, Sunday, 14 July Venue: People’s Plaza, Khairtabad Time: 06:00 AM - 09:00 AM Visit to book tickets

Stage Adda Presents – Shadows, Saturday, 27 July Venue: Oakwood Residence Kapil, Nanakramguda Time: 06:00 PM Visit to book tickets

Comedy Crackers - New Material Night, Tuesday, 16 July Venue: Phoenix Arena, Hitech City Time: 08:00 PM Visit to book tickets


World Bicycle Day 2019, Sunday, 07 July Venue: National Academy of Construction, Kothaguda Time: 07:00 AM – 10:00 AM Visit to book tickets


Stage Adda presents – Koi Load Nahi, Sunday, 21 July Venue: Oakwood Residence Kapil, Nanakramguda Time: 07:00 PM Visit to book tickets


DIY Drone Workshop, Saturday, 13 July Venue: Acumen Connect, Secunderabad Time: 10:00 AM Visit to book tickets

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Monsoon Nirvana Season 8, Saturday, 27 Jul Venue: ShilpakalaVedika, Hitech City Time: 07:00 PM Visit to book tickets

The Yellow Closet Venue: Farzi Cafe, Jubilee Hills Time: 10:00 AM to 8 PM


Pita Pit

The infamous healthy fast food has now come up with their first independent outlet in Jubilee Hills. Pita Pit offers customised, healthy and nutritious Pita Sandwiches and provides a healthy alternative to high-carb, high-fat fast food. Pita Pit is known world-wide for their excellent methods of customizing their spread according to local flavours and tastes, and have applied the same method here. Every Pita is customizable and includes customer choice of several types of lettuce, vegetables, meat options, vegetarian and vegan options, making them an instant favourite among the food-loving Hyderabadi crowds. Address: 1217/A, Rd Number 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033. Website: Contact : 040-71327572

Spa Nirvana True to their name, Spa Nirvana is truly a place that has their customers in a state of complete satisfaction. With a wide range of services including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Aromatherapy and one of the best Balinese Massage experiences in the city, this is one place that provides best quality services at great rates. Spa Nirvana’s use of scented candles, flower & plant essential oils, and calm & relaxing aesthetics and interiors ensures every customer feels recharged and refreshed; combining the essentials of a good spa environment with qualified massage therapists, to provide the best treatment. Address: 8-2-610/A, Silver Tower Banjara, Floor 2, 202, Road No. 11, Banjara Hills Contact: 090008 89922

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PN Rao Suits The legendary suit-makers from Bangalore have now entered the Hyderabadi market with their first store in Banjara Hills on June 8th with a spacious store spread across 4,000 Sq. Ft.The store is truly a one-stop-shop for all your suiting needs, be it ceremonial wear, wedding wear, smart casuals, business wear or indo-western, the store also offers a great range of accessories like cuff links, pocket squares, belts and so on to complete the ensemble. With Tollywood actor Allu Sirish and various notable names of the brand like businessmen Mr. Machender Pishe and Mr. Chandramohan Pishe as well as their successors Naveen Pishe and Ketan Pishein attending, the launch was a grand and successful affair. Address: 2, Kaifi Azmi Road, BNR Colony, Kamalapuri Colony, Banjara Hills. Contact: 063643 36885

Sky Zone Trampoline Park Hyderabad is now in for double the fun. After the success of their first in Gandipet, Sky Zone has now opened their second branch in Hyderabad, at Sharath Capital City Mall, Kondapur on June 9th with a grand opening event by Tollywood actor Sai Dharam Tej. Sky Zone is known to be a great place with endless fun for children and adults alike. The new branch offers various activities like Warped Wall, Freestyle, Dodgeball, Warrior Course and Sky Slam.The park also has the infamous Fuel Zone, serving the customers with delicious snacks and beverages every time they need to be charged up. Be it a birthday party, or a casual evening out with your kids, Sky Zone is the perfect place to jump, run, play and even fly with top-notch equipment, well-trained staff and perfect safety procedures in place. Address: Sharath Capital City Mall, Gachibowli - Miyapur Road, White Field Rd, Kondapur Contact: 07702102233

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Coco Mexicano A unique new store with an equally unique interior, Coco Mexicano is quickly catching the attention of a lot of people in the city. Boasting of a delicious menu featuring Mexican, Continental and Sea food, Coco Mexicano in Manikonda does not disappoint with their delicious tacos and cheese balls. Their incredible lasagne and quesadillas are a must try. A major attraction, however is their unique seating with swings and bunk-beds, making it a great place to visit with your kids. Coco Mexicano is definitely one place that provides the complete package of unforgettable food, great ambience, excellent hygiene, friendly crew all under the same roof. Address: Near Andhra bank, Delhi public school road, Khajaguda, Manikonda. Phone: 089787 89010

Shilparamam Uppal For a very long time, Shilparamam has been an important cultural landmark in the city loved by many. The traditional setting, rural atmosphere and picturesque surroundings have now come to Uppal. This mini-Shilparamam houses 50 stalls for handicraft and handloom sales, an amphitheatre, children’s play areas and a food court. The amphitheatre is all set to showcase some beautiful cultural performances every Saturday and Sunday, and on public Holidays. Now Hyderabadis can get an experience of Shilparamam without having to travel all the way to Hitech City. Address: Bhagayath Layout, Laxmi Narayan Nagar Colony, Uppal, Hyderabad, Telangana 500039 Phone: 040 6451 8164

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LOL specials ft. Naveen Richard Naveen Richard, one of India’s most versatile comedians, brewed some great humour in Hyderabad recenty. Popularly known as Uncle Francis, he loves making people laugh. Naveen recently showcased his comic dexterity via his hour-long comedy special, Don’t Make That Face, on Amazon Prime. Where: Loft, Jubilee hills

Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl and Gem Fair showcases Splendid Collection in its 12th edition

India’s premium B2B jewellery trade show, commenced its 12th edition recently. Organised by UBM India, over the years the Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl and Gem Fair has been a great platform for the Indian jewellery market, giving an excellent opportunity for the industry players to offer their designer jewellery and for the buyers, a one-stop shop solution to witness, experience and place orders for their choice from an exclusive artisans collection. Over 450 brands offered their exclusive range of Jewellery at the three-day B2B Fair. Where: Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Novotel. 18 JULY, 2019 TULIP

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Rock Hyderabad with Monali Thakur

Monali Thakur, the playback singer rocked our Hyderabad with her songs and mesmerized us with her performance. The whole night was dedicated to her music. People were in love with the songs performed. It was a live concert and it was filled with people from every corner of Hyderabad. Where: Forum Sujana Mall and Mirchi Live

Oppo launches flagship store in Hyderabad

Oppo launched its first South Asian flagship store by Samantha Akkineni. The 2,000 sq.ft store will showcase Oppo products across segments, ranging from entry level A series to high-end Reno series. The company also plans to open these flagship stores in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Gurgaon and Ahmedabad. Charles Wong, CEO, Oppo India, said: “Hyderabad is becoming a global hub for technology and our R&D centre in the city has been pivotal in bolstering our innovation prowess. The city as a market is integral to our growth strategy and the launch of this new premium store reiterates our commitment.” Where: Sharath City Capital Mall, Kondapur

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The Melody Queen Live In Hyderabad

Spartans Media hosted the melody queen Alka Yagnik live in Hyderabad for the first time. She is one of the best female playback singers. She has been in Bollywood for more than 30 years now with 7 Filmfare awards. She has enthralled all the audience present at the venue. Where: ShilpakalaVedika, Hitec City

The City’s First Food Insta Meet

Hyderabad’s first Food Insta meet was a successful event with 60 Bloggers from across the city gathering together. The event was hosted & curated by Zubair Ali of Hyderabad food diaries. The Agenda was to invite the food blogging community and help upcoming food bloggers in pursuing their passion for food. This meet and greet was mainly to know each other and grow as an community. There were various topics discussed on the latest trends , upcoming changes and existing problems of the food world. Where: Absorb- The Boutique Bar

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A compilation of all things we are obsessing over this month



Set in a foreseeable future, Leila, is about a nation where abuse of political power, nationalistic delusions, oppression of women stemming from obsessive exceptionalism and class and caste tensions have taken deep roots. A combination of taut writing, sustained technical finesse and Huma Qureshi’s measured lead performance underpins Leila and enhances the acuity of its exploration of the chilling ramifications of totalitarianism. Watch on:

With monsoons coming in and bringing the sultry weather back, all of us complain about sultry skin and changing skin textures. Surprise, surprise, there’s a new beauty trend. But unlike most trends, this one is promising to stay and millenial women around the globe can now sleep easy knowing their frustrating relationship with skin care has finally settled into a long awaited calm because its CUSTOMISED! SkinKraft, India’s first in customized skincare takes you through a dermatologist designed skin questionnaire. It then recommends a 3 step customized routine complete with a cleanser, a moisturizer and a skin issue specific product addressing your primary concern. SkinKraft has already assisted over 4 lakh women with their skin concerns within a short span of 3 months. Buy from: All leading supermarkets

LA ELAN SPA Heal your soul, relax your body and glow your skin with La Elan Spa! La Elan Spa’s goal is to provide the best possible solution for every individual’s personal needs. You will look good only if you feel good. We strive to use only natural products to help you feel good. With monsoon rain chilling your body and spine, this spa offers you an array of spa services like body massages, body polishes, body wraps and facials. Their signature scrub massage is a dual benefit therapy, where you can experience the goodness of scrub and massage both at a once. You can get the benefits of Swedish massage with a wonderful glow on your skin. Each therapy is designed keeping in mind every individual’s specific needs and concerns. All their therapists are professionally trained to deliver a unique and therapeutic experience to each guest. Where: Kimtee Banjara Heights, 1st floor, Road No 12, Banjara Hills. Contact : 040-23384556

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A recent movie release had cine-goers going gaga over it, although it had underlying notes of misogyny and sub-dominance. Raking in crores, the movie continues to rope in all the moola, showing the audiences’ acceptance towards this controversial genre.
















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Over a Cappuccino with Raai Laxmi

A foodie, a travel-buff, and an unexpectedly spiritual person, the super genuine and super talented Raai Laxmi talks about her start in the industry, her childhood, and how her upbringing helped her tackle some major things in life. Tell us something about yourself I am quite a transparent person, so whatever I do is out there. There is no second side to me just because I am an actor. Whatever I do, whatever I take a call on, everything is out there and that’s what people like about me; that I don’t put up a act. Apart from that, what people don’t know about me is that I am a spiritual person, although I don’t come across as one. You have been in the modelling and advertising industry from a very young age. When and how did you decide to enter the film industry? Advertising and movies happened at the same time for me. Modelling was just like a warm-up for me. I modelled for a mere period of 4 months, but I was always driven by the 26 JULY, 2019 TULIP

idea of glamour and used to take part in a lot of contests or anything related to the world of glamour. During my schooling and college I would indulge in a lot of activities and it was around that time that I landed an opportunity to join an acting course of Padmini Kohlapure’s school of acting. I believe it was this opportunity that fueled my modelling career and won me the Miss Karnataka crown, which is how it all began for me. Coming from a non filmy background it was obviously a struggle for me but it gets better with time. What is a typical day in Raai Laxmi’s Life? On a typical day you’d find me hopping 4-5 flights to different destinations because that’s how my life is, but if I’m home, you’d find me lazing around, playing and spending time with my pets and friends. There are 2 extremes to

me; when I’m working, I’m barely at home, but when I’m home I don’t see the light of the day, not even to gym. Your Instagram inspired many fans to work towards a body like yours, can you tell us how you maintain your fitness? I’m a broadly built person, so maintaining a body like this is a constant struggle for me and I work really hard towards it. so it has always been a constant struggle for me. If I ever had a competition in life, it would be between me and my weight. Initially I used to work out because I wanted to lose weight, now as I’ve kind of tuned my mind, I’ve started to enjoy my workouts because I do a variety of them. My workout isn’t the regular cardio and running on the treadmill. My workout now involves a lot of things that make me

feel good, in the form of sports, games or swimming. I love trekking as well! You admitted to being a tomboy in your childhood. Could you tell us a little bit about that? For the first half of my childhood, I looked like a boy because my dad kept me like a boy. Among my two older sisters, my parents always treated me like the boy child. Because of this, I had a behavioural pattern as a kid wherein I accepted myself as a boy. As I grew up, I started feeling out of place among my friends and felt like the odd one out because of my boyish traits. I remember crying to be what I was- a girl and wanting to grow my hair out when I was 9. But all said and done, there will always be a tomboyish spark within me. You are known for your bold choice of roles and dance numbers in Tollywood, while you have also worked in, say, the Malayalam industry with only superstars, would you have preferred a similar image in Tollywood as well? In industries like the Malayalam industry, I have worked only with superstars. But in Tollywood and a few other industries, I have actually been privileged to work with newcomers, mid-range actors and of course superstars. I’ve been there for so long, that I


actually got to act with most of them. So for me Malayalam has been the luckiest industry in terms of the ratio of successful films. It’s unreal and I’m thankful for the love I’ve received from the industry. Tollywood has obviously been the place where I got my kickstart and I’ve done so many different types of films; lots of hits and misses as part of my career. Collectively I’ve done more than 50 films and now I’ve made a move into Bollywood. You have been subject to a lot of controversies in the past. How have you come to deal with that? Yeah, controversies have made me their favourite child, that’s why I had no other go but to be strong and face it. A lot of things kept coming back to trouble me for a very long time. People would bring up stuff from the past and twerk it to make stuff up. I’m used to it now and I don’t take it as a damage because people now know who I am and what to believe. Tell us about a few of your upcoming projects. Right now I’m doing 6 films down south. One in Kannada, two Telugu films, two Tamil ones and also one Malayalam. So, I already have three projects on the floor, and I’m yet to start three. And since South keeps

me so busy, only if something really interesting and promising comes from Bollywood I can make time for it. South is where I come from so I don’t like to stop working here and do something else just for the sake of doing it. I would rather wait for something interesting to come up so I can carve a niche for myself in Bollywood.

Rapid Fire 3 things u dont leave home without My house keys, my phone and my bag. Food/Gym Food Selfie/Photoshoots Selfies. It’s so much easier. Favourite accessories I’m very fond of my Bags. Favourite Pastime Chilling with my babies (my pets) at home and my friends. A habit you would like to change Binge watching and eating junk. Favourite Vacation Spot London

- As told to Gayatri Chivukula

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We see pictures of beautiful women all around us, be it on Instagram, Twitter, on billboards and hoardings, or even your T.V. screens. For a very long time in our history beauty has followed the concept of fair and lovely, having a light complexion, without even a trace of a scar or a blemish was the painstakingly difficult standard women were forced to achieve. For the past few years, however, the Indian market seems to be changing. Women of all skin tones, scarred or unscarred, are now being accepted and encouraged. With several fashion weeks seeing dusky models taking to the ramps, various advertisements confidently featuring women with the so-called “imperfect” skin, and celebrities and influencers raising their voices for the cause with social movements like #nofilter and #nomakeup, more and more young girls across the country are now optimistic to set foot in formerly unapproachable industries. Here are a few young women who made a mark in the industry while standing strong in support of this new and liberating concept of beauty.

Sowmya Thanam, Model Instagram: @sowmya_thanam Being a model is never easy, but being a coloured model is twice the effort. There are many times when my clients tried to change the way I look. They used to want to make me look a shade or two lighter, and in the beginning, I didn’t say anything thinking that I won’t get any more modelling opportunities. But, as time went by, I started standing up for myself. Once I was called down for an audition by a Modelling agency. Everything was going on well until the lady told me that I had to get a ‘fairness treatment’ because dusky models aren’t really models. I walked out of there that very second and never looked back. Thankfully, it’s not the same anymore. People are starting to realise how there are different forms of beauty. Now, the industry is more accepting of people who look different, speak different, and have different features. We still have a long way to go, but we have already achieved so much. My tips for maintaining healthy skin would be for people who love junk food like me, which can be problematic when it comes to skin. Thankfully, I was blessed with good skin. But I keep myself hydrated and moisturise my skin whenever I can. I am more of natural look kind of person. So, I don’t wear makeup often. With my skin tone, it’s not easy to find the right foundation. My go to foundation is Fit me 330 Toffee and I’m more inclined towards dark coloured lipsticks.

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Sravya Kothalanka, Musician, Painter


Instagram: @sravyakothalanka Even in 2019, there still are hypocrites who treat dark skinned women like dust. Even now when I walk into any beauty or skincare store, they suggest me FAIRNESS creams and face washes first. I don’t even ask. We need to educate women about colourism and double standards. Personally, however I haven’t faced any issues. Since I use only my brain and voice, my looks don’t really matter. May be some people are biased about my appearance, because it’s unconventional, but I never faced problems particularly because of my colour. One thing I want to tell any girl aspiring to make a mark in the industry is, always strive to be the best version of yourself, no one else’s, and keep working without expecting immediate results. I don’t do much to maintain good skin. I have a big appetite and involuntarily drink a lot of water. I’m more of a home remedies person. I experiment with fruits, vegetables and natural ingredients at home whenever I want to pamper myself. And I’ve never been keen about makeup on myself. I’m just a liner-and-lipstick girl. My mum is my beauty doctor and I consider what she recommends. Recently she suggested me a beauty box from MARCUS SPURWAY. I love it.

Bhawana Nilap, Actor Instagram: @Instagrammer I am a dusky person. This colour in the film industry is a huge issue. But the modelling industry sees it as something beautiful and desirable. The restrictions in the film industry made me feel suffocated, but the modelling industry felt open and free. When I became Miss Fresher at my college, many people questioned, “How did she do it?” That girl is so dusky, there are so many girls who are fairer than her.” It didn’t matter to me. Because in the end I was the one standing there, successful. And they were left standing behind me and talking about me. So, if anyone wants to enter either the modelling or film industry now shouldn’t feel discouraged at all. The times are changing, and so are the people. For healthy skin I would suggest lots and lots of water and a fruit-induced diet. I don’t really use any products when I’m not on set. I think limiting your usage of make-up and letting your skin breathe is a great way to maintain healthy skin.

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Greeshma Turakhia, Model, Interior Designer Instagram: @greeshma_ In the world of social media where everything’s perfect, as a model we really struggle to “Fit in”. Back in 2016, I was really chubby and due to my height (I’m 5’4) my insecurities really started to kick in. Last year, I suddenly had break outs due to an unhealthy lifestyle which also pushed me towards depression. And no skin care seemed to help. I’ve come to a realisation if you don’t feel good from the inside then it’s surely going to be seen from the outside. To all the women out there who are insecure of the way look, just speak up, believe in yourself and trust your inner voice. Don’t let anyone talk you out of what you know to be true.Eating and sleeping on time is so important, especially for women because we tend to get health issues sooner. Coming to the industry, I think we’re now in a modern era where dark is beautiful and colourism has become such a high fashion. Honestly, I’m so jealous of those girls who are out there with dusky skin, it’s so divine. And how they carry themselves is even more irresistible. We all have different skin types. My skin is usually very dry and sensitive. I don’t have a skin care routine but I always keep myself moisturised. I prefer home-remedies over products. I stick to my diet where I eat lots of raw boiled veggies, fruits and drink lots of water and 30 minutes of yoga or exercise is a must.

Raseeka Arul Kumar, Model Instagram: @the.styleseeker People approach me through my Instagram profile and on my Instagram there’s not really a lot of pictures of me as my real self, they’re all mostly pictures where my face is covered in makeup and nothing is really visible, so when they do look at me in real life they do say things like you have a lot of marks on your face and they do wonder how to manage it, but I think at the end of the day makeup and editing really manages the problem. I think the industry will, however, grow to accept it more because some people have already started doing that. They believe scars are a part of you and you shouldn’t be hiding them. Though few people have joined the bandwagon, I think it will reach a point where more people will believe in this. To have healthy skin, stick to the basics. Eat well, sleep well and moisturise. Do what works for you and not what is trending or popular.The brand that usually works for me is Maybelline, so most of my products are Maybelline, but like I said, one should choose what works best for them.

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Fanny Gandhi, Model Instagram: @bigeyedbabe This was a major issue a long time back, but people are now understanding that beauty doesn’t come in one colour. I have seen so many dark coloured models ruling the industry. Khoudia Diop is one of my fav models, who was bullied for her dark colour. Now, she is the queen of modelling. While I have faced many problems in my modelling stint, none of them were because of my skin or my colour. And I hope I do not face them in future. As a kid I always thought modelling is something which is not made for the normal girls. You know, you have to be that drop-dead gorgeous girl with a perfect figure and height to be a model. It always attracted me towards itself, but I did not have guts to be one. But when I entered college, I saw myself amidst pretty women from different backgrounds, breaking all the stereotypes made me think that I can also be a part of it. And seeing those ladies, just as normal as me, made me think if they can do it, so can I. My skincare routine is majorly to drink lots of water. I try to drink at least 1 bottle of water every hour. I avoid junk food, eat more fruits and salads and green vegetables. I try to use less chemicals on my skin so I don’t really have a go-to product. One thing I can say for sure is do not try new products on your skin. First read about it. See if it gives any side effects to your skin or not.

Bahaar Gupta, Model Instagram: @bahaar_2312 I started modelling pretty recently and so far, I must say, my journey has been smooth sailing. When I initially started getting offers, I couldn’t really pose well, but eventually I learnt. I have so far not faced any issues be it related to my colour or any issue like breakouts or acne. So, I believe things have definitely changed. While some people choose to stay in the age-old mentality of fair is beautiful and a model should be “perfect”, most people have moved on. If I had to advice someone on how to maintain good skin, I would definitely suggest washing your face three times a day and drink a lot of water and eat more and more fruits. I swear by a few products and stick to them. Lakme Absolute perfect radiance night cream before sleep, and Lakme Absolute skin gloss for everyday use. MCaffeine Naked and Rich Choco body butter works wonders as a moisturiser. Finally, I really trust Biotique Botanicals’ under-eye cream to prevent eye bags. But of course, people should make sure any product suits them before trying it.

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Revamp your home, The Nizami style! Antiques stores in the city.

A hint of antiquity to a house lifts up the aura of the place like nothing else! You’re instantly teleported to the palace rooms of the monarchial times. Antique crafts are a great way to make your home look more surreal and beautiful. You just need to find the right pieces and the perfect spot to place them. In the attempt of finding an antique home dÊcor item, one of the most important things to keep in mind is the authenticity of the craft. Though you can also find many copies of antiques, the originality and the royal look of an actual one will any day overshadow a copy. Here we bring to you the stores in Hyderabad which exclusively stock and offer original antiques. - By Nishat Afzal 32 JULY, 2019 TULIP

The Antique Loft Hyderabad Furniture


This place owns my heart and soul! They have a wide range of furniture which is an absolute delight to the eyes. They specialize in beds, sofas, dining tables, bookshelves, center tables, curios, etcetera which are made with an antique look to it. This place also stores genuine antique furniture which can be customized and restored according to your choice. Now that’s amazing! One visit to their place and I assure you that you won’t come out empty handed. Address : Road No. 10, Banjara hills, 9573565638

Navrathan’s Antique Art This is an exquisite showroom for old collectibles, antiques and art that finds its genesis in the parent company, Navrathan Jewelers. The store houses an alluring collection of silver artifacts, vintage pieces, curios, crystal, rare porcelain, sculpture, paintings, period furniture, stone and marble statues, and ancient remnants of art and culture from India and the globe, from varying time periods. With an emphasis on preservation, here each piece has a story to tell. Address : Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, 040-23386181 TULIP - JULY, 2019 33


De Vintage Furniture Situated in the twin city of Hyderabad, this place offers the most genuine looking distressed antiques. The place isn’t too big in itself but the collection is vast and breathtakingly beautiful. The chests of drawers, antique clocks, cord phones, center tables are true remnants of the ancient times. Address : Begumpet, 9848707718

Vintage Art’s Furniture This is a leading place of high quality antique furniture where they deal with colonial pieces including fine specimens of British colonial, Dutch colonial, Portuguese colonial, Anglo Indian and Indo Portuguese furniture. Their sofas and wardrobes have every inch of a genuine antique look and are sure to make you spellbound. Their show pieces are another attraction and an addition to their marvelous collection. Address : Shaikpet, 9966970786 34 JULY, 2019 TULIP

Paras Antiques


Did you ever walk into a museum where a specific piece just grabbed your attention and you were dying to own it? Well, now you have a smaller version of a museum where you can go around admiring the antiques on display and for the right price, buy it too! Supposedly called as the mini museum by the locals, Paras Antiques is owned by the descendants of Maharana Pratap Sisodiya and have been running this business since years. They have pieces over a century old which will make you flabbergasted. I bet you’ll feel like you’re in a place not any less than an actual museum. Visit this enticing store to tickle your inner desire of owning the most beautiful antiques ever. Address : Darulshifa, 04024524372, 9885354343

Moughal Arts & Collectibles A rather small place but worth mentioning, Moughal Arts is a shop that deals with second hand antique pieces and historical references of certain phases. Stone sculptures, mirrors, telephones, antique lamps and a dozen other things is what this place comprises of. Address : Masabtank, 9949963600

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Antique Market at Chowk Situated in a place called Murghi Chowk at Old City, this is a bustling place with historical anecdotes. Each item sold has a past to share, so it is believed. From crockery of the Nizami times to gorgeous chandeliers to earthenware to wooden chests, picture frames, ornate mirrors, this is a storehouse of explicit secondhand goods. Interesting second hand items from the British Era are also up for sale, lay your fancy on a gramophone or 1930’s telephone. Peeps who have a thing for antique dÊcor at home, this is the place to hit. Where : Charminar

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Together to Curb Climate Change Arun Krishnamurthy on what Hyderabad can do for the Planet The Environmentalist Foundation of India (E.F.I) has been hosting numerous activities at lakes in and around Hyderabad with school orientation programs, street plays, and awareness wall-paintings across the city as an effort to try preserving nature, consequently protecting the physiological and psychological bond that humans share with the environment. Arun Krishnamurthy, an environmental activist and the founder of the organization, has a lot to say about what we, as people of the City, can do to make it better and an inspiration to others. What are some of the most evident and alarming symptoms of Climate Change that we see in the City today? Climate change without a doubt is a very daunting concern today as we experience its impacts affecting our day-to-day lives. In the city of Hyderabad, the most evident symptoms seem to be the fact that there is an unusual change in the weather pattern; summers start earlier and are much hotter than the previous ones, winters are shorter with few days being extremely cold and others being moderately warmer. There have also been abnormal fluctuations in the monsoon as well as the city received fewer rains or unusual set of varying rains. This has caused a rather huge impact on damages caused to agriculture. It is not unknown to people that every day we are only getting closer to the doom of our planet if we continue to practice the things we do now. How do we tackle this ignorance in such cases, be it at a personal or global scale? Do you think the possibility of life on Mars encourages this ignorance? In most of the cases, rather than ignorance, it seems to be the lack of knowledge about the situation around us or the lack of interest. According to a study, 84.9% of the people of Hyderabad do realize that the changes taking place are due to a phenomenon called Climate Change. But how many of us are ready and willing to work towards a solution for this is the real question. To tackle such ignorance, we must make sure we are well aware of the situation happening around us and start acting upon it. It is very easy to play the blame game and point fingers at others to say who’s at fault for all this. But, it is important that we avoid such things and start working at solutions for the problem. Certainly, ignorance only leads to great downfall. So rather than ignoring the situation, it’s time we face the facts and work together to bring about the change we want to see in our society. We must not depend on a solution such as the possibility of life on another planet because that would mean we have given up on ourselves. Our planet has done nothing but ceaselessly providing to our needs and we must do justice to it by giving back to Our Mother Nature. Do you think economic, cultural and social status play an important role in the response that people have towards climate change? How can a change be brought about in this? Yes, it does. Society has shaped us in such a way that our status and our background have given us a different approach to concerns such as Climate Change. There are a group of people who always feel that the job will get done by someone else, and they don’t need to get involved. But in reality, that’s not always true. Sometimes we must initiate the work and work alongside others to get it done. There are several NGOs that are presently working towards conserving the environment in the city of Hyderabad and certainly joining such organizations can bring

about a change in the way we perceive different things. For example, there are several lakes in and around the city of Hyderabad such as the Kapra lake, Gangaram Cheruvu, which are pristine water bodies with beautiful flora and fauna but are today in a very bad condition due to our negligence. A lot of people are really disturbed, physically and mentally, with the declining quality of life for all life forms on Earth because of human activities but are stuck when it comes to acting on it because of a lack of direction. How can each person significantly contribute to making the planet better? It is the job of those who are well informed and aware of the situation to guide those who aren’t. It is important that we make sure our voices are heard in the public and get everybody involved in the process. Each person can contribute by working for a cause and this can be done through several means, such as, working with the Government- filing pleas, cases, etc.; joining NGOs that are working towards a particular goal that suits your interest, or even start your own set of group, it can be your family, or your friends or your community or your colleagues from work. Once you are a part of a group of people, getting work done and word out gets much simpler and will seem much more achievable than it was before. There is definitely very little time left for the human race to make things right, what are some of the immediate measures that we all, collectively, as a city, must take to ensure the survival of the planet? Although we do have very little time left with us, it’s never too late to try. Over the years, we have been ignorant of what’s been happening around us and that has led to us to the current scenario today, with Climate Change being such an alarming problem. We must not stay dormant as we have all these years and start acting on solutions. It can be on something small such as planting tree saplings in your area and cleaning your street or do something on a bigger level, such as joining an organization and participate in nature conservation activities regularly. While doing this, we must make sure we are true to our cause and spread the word to others and get them involved to create a huge impact and serve as a model for other cities in the world to follow. It is important that we realize that we belong to the environment to imbibe an inclination towards protecting it. We also must understand that the environment we live in belongs to all living beings and it is our responsibility to help protect all beings. “There are so many things that we can do, but it is important that we start working on them.” Contact: +918121738296

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Priyanka Jawalkar...

Superstar Rising - As told to Masooma Fatima How was working with Vijay Devarakonda and the whole Taxiwala experience? Working with Vijay was an amazing experience. Every shot was a learning experience for me. Taxiwaala was my first every film and I was obviously nervous in the initial few days and he always lightened up the mood to help me ease into it. Vijay is someone who’s really spontaneous and that kind of inspires you to up your game as well. Other than all that, I love how he seems to have a visio and works towards it. You admitted to being a fan of Aishwarya Rai. Was she a major inspiration for your passion for acting? As a kid I was enamoured by her beauty, talent and intelligence and so, I really was a huge fan. However, just like most kids, I didn’t quite know what I wanted to do when I grow up and that’s probably why I wasn’t quite inspired by anyone. It was only after I set on a career path that I slowly figured out that I was inspired by various people for different aspects of life. Were your parents supportive of your choice to enter the film industry? Yes, I am not sure if this is what they dreamt for me but once I decided to take the plunge, they have always been supportive. In fact, my mother is the person I always go to for fashion advice because she’s an expert in the arena. One of my most special moments will remain the dress I wore for the Pre-Release Event of Taxiwaala because she made it! Who is you biggest celebrity crush? Is there any film of theirs you would have loved to be a part of? It’s Allu Arjun and wish I had been a part of the film Arya. 38 JULY, 2019 TULIP

COVER STORY | You are known as the “Anantapur Pilla”, do you think being fluent in Telugu gave you an edge over many people? Knowing the language surely helps with emoting a scene a bit easily, but I don’t want to forever just remain the girl who knows the language. I want to be spoken about for a lot more than just being the girl from Anantapur. You are also known to have styled yourself for your films. What according to you is the perfect monsoon look? I don’t follow any trends to be Frank. I like to

wear what makes me comfortable. I am not a sucker for brands either and love shopping at local flea markets. Like I said, comfort is key! What would be your go-to monsoon make-up products? Concealer and a lip tint is all that I need in any season. I don’t like applying too much makeup. Tell us something you’ve never told anyone else. As cliched as it may sound, “If I tell you my se-

cret, I won’t have anything to hide anymore.” Tell us a little about your upcoming projects. I haven’t signed anything new yet. I am waiting for a script that will make me want to work on it come what may! Marry, Hookup, Kill. Who would your celeb picks be for the same? Marry - Vicky Kaushal Hookup - I don’t believe in hookups Kill - I wouldn’t do that

Rapid Fire Food or gym? Both Stilettoes or sneakers? Anything flat One director that you would love working with in the future? Sukumar Recent fashion purchase? Shoes Three things you never leave home without? phone, my house keys and my car keys Favorite pastime? Cooking Most used curse word? F*** Favourite emoji? Last lie you told someone? That I am not cheating on my diet -to my trainer Biggest addiction? Lipsticks

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| COVER STORY OUTDOOR LOOK Coats have always been a popular choice for monsoons, this emerald green number with a cute pink bodycon is sure to make you shine during the monsoon greys. Make sure you pair it with a cute pair of water-proof Chelsea boots to stay dry.

PARTY LOOK This cute silvery shimmer dress makes for a great party outfit. Pair it with a hooded bomber jacket, and it becomes a perfect outfit to protect you from untimely showers. Say bye to heels, go for shimmery slides and you’re ready to take over the dance floor.

CASUAL LOOK A classic white crop-top with a sweet-heart neckline, and a simple fitted denim skirt with minimal make-up and accessories is a perfect girl-nextdoor look for a monsoon night-in.

PICTURE COURTESY: MODEL- Priyanka Jawalkar PHOTOGRAPHY - Artem Enterprises OUTFIT - Zara STYLING - Anupriya Vazir HAIR & MAKEUP - Harjit Sweety 40 JULY, 2019 TULIP



Morris Garages or popularly known as the MG Motors, the famous British automotive brand currently owned by Chinese SIAC is all set to launch its first product in India anytime soon! The automaker has already revealed that their maiden vehicle in India is going to be a five-seater premium SUV. Pre bookings for the vehicle have already started. Set to compete against the likes of Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier, the Morris Garages Hector is expected to be priced in-between the range of INR 15 Lakh to INR 20 Lakh. It will get LED daytime running lights with the headlights positioned alongside the fog-lamps. The interior is expected to feature premium attributes. And hence, this MG SUV is expected to come with a considerable amount of features and creature comforts.

The final list of dealer partners will be finalised and probably announced by the end of November. This is a part of the plans phase-1 and in phase-2 the automaker has hinted at expanding the number of dealer touchpoints as well as offering financing and allied services for its vehicles. TULIP - JULY, 2019 41


Hot & Sour Soup That feeling of enveloping a piping hot bowl of soup with your hands to save them shivering on a rainy evening! Ah! It’s really difficult to describe the happiness of having soup during rainy days. Try this special soup that is hot, sour and delicious at another level. Find it at: Haiking Restaurant, Himayathnagar. Contact: 04023220911

Chef Inam’s Sizzling Barbeque The aroma that wafts through the air from the barbecued veggies and meats is tantalising enough for foodies to stop by at the KOB on a chilly rainy day. Their ‘monsoon special plattar’ is to die for! The Chefs steak, mutton chops, beef kebabs, biryani rice and malai paya accompanied by some freshly baked bread are sure to pamper the hot and saucy desires of your taste buds. Another highlight of the menu is the special burger at Chef Inam’s KOB that is full of goodness, lots of cheese and some barbeque sauce with small steaks squished between wholesome bread. Where to find: Chef Inam’s KOB, Road no 10, Banjara Hills. Contact: 09581739359

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The Best Monsoon Delicacies In Hyderabad Roasted Corn Corn roasted over hot coal with little spices and lemon rubbed on it indeed makes it the king of monsoon flavours. Find it at: Necklace Road

We all love monsoons – the brand new feel, fresh air, breezy days, cloudy skies, shades of green and the muddy aroma. The showers come bundled with enormous food cravings. Monsoon is, indeed, a heavenly season for food lovers. So, invite your gang for a monsoon chat and make your monsoon enjoyable with these monsoon special delicacies! - By Masooma Fatima

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Burfi Ghar’s Hot Jalebi Rabri & Mirchi Bhajji This dessert place is a famous spot for those crispy-hot-sweet jalebis. Their jalebi is to be paired with a bowl of Rabri and you are good to go for an hour just eating. And trust us, once you bite into 'the juiciness, a couple of pieces just won’t do; we are talking about at least a kilo here! During Monsoons, they also have special arrangements for fresh and hot stuffed mirchis fried in besan thus creating unique and tasty mirchi bhajjis that are a staple during the rains. Not to forget their other delicacies like chole bhatura, mirchi bhajji and aloo tikki that will drag you back to the place for more! Find it at: Sriram Nagar Colony, Kondapur. Contact: 09704551666

Maggi- a name for childhood nostalgia Maggi has been a savior in extreme weather conditions and one of the most favorite foods during rainy season. This Maggie joint has around 50 varieties of maggie, no kidding! Chicken Maggi, Schezwan Maggi, Paneer Maggi, Egg Maggi- take your pick. Where to find: Hunger Maggie Point, DLF, Gachibowli. Contact: 09000032254

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Samosa Singh Who doesn’t love samosa? Samosa and the rain is best ever combination to experience. This is a cloud kitchen which only has a delivery facility no dine in’s. They have a huge varieties of veg and non veg samosa. Their packaging was stunning. Absolute safe packaging which helps the food to not get tampered. They even went out of the box and made dessert Chocossa. Where to find: Banjara Hills Contact: 080 4850 5161

Rayalaseema Ruchulu’s Pakodis How can we let go of Monsoon season without having the flavour of pakodi. Our Rayalaseema Ruchulu offers us the best pakodi with 4 variations in it. You can get the crunchiest pakodi ever here. The best combo with pakodi is the perfect sauce. You can mix and try every type of pakodi with every type of sauce. Where to find: Jubilee Hills Contact: 040 71327954

Chit Chat ‘CHAI’ The smell of tea can tempt anybody to have a sip of it. Here you can get not just a sip but a variety of chai flavours. This is the perfect place for chai lovers. They have a huge collection of teas. Every type of tea is the best in its own flavour. The best tea combo is with Vada pav. During monsoon, we actually eat vada pav a lot and can easily understand the taste differences. But here, the vada pav with the combination of tea can take you to Heaven. It is always the best combination to escape the rain. Find it at: Jubilee Hills Contact: 095732 12344

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Picture Courtesy Photographer: Rohan Kumar @rohan.foto Model: Monica Tavanam @monica_tavanam Outfit: Shaaya by Tripti Singh @shaayabytriptisingh Make-up: Namrata Satwani @namratamakeupartistry Styling: Srija & Gayatri

- By PeramSrija Reddy & Gayatri Chivukula

From sparkly metal accessories to modest ceramic utilities, either a beautiful Pashmina shawl or a vintage Mysore wooden article or even the staple at every Telugu household – an earthen pickle jar, Shilparamam is known for its extensive range of handicrafts and handlooms from almost every corner of the country. With a traditional village ambience and rich cultural heritage, it is safe to say one cannot simply go to Shilparamam and walk back empty handed. Address: Shilparamam, Hi Tech City Main Road, Madhapur, HITEC City, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081. Contact: 088866 52004 46 JULY, 2019 TULIP


Glistening Metal Finery

With a wide range of metal work from various parts of the country, Shilparamam is home to some of the most beautiful pieces of metal jewellery, be it delicate earrings, intricate chains or even pure brass home accessories like hangings, bells, show pieces, the list is endless.

Ethnic Prints & Embroideries

Not only jewellery and crafts, but Shilparamam is also a treasure house for handloom fabrics, hand embroidered clothing, and accessories. Need a beautiful mirror-work Ghagra for dandiya? Or maybe a cute ethnic embroidered bag to go with your outfit? Or even an elegant hand printed kurta for daily wear? Fret not, Shilparamam has them all. TULIP - JULY, 2019 47


Beautiful Bamboo Crafts

Shilparamam also has some excellent stalls with pretty bamboo products. Wall hangings, baskets and simple utensils of various shapes and sizes all made with good quality bamboo would be a great way to complement the wooden articles in your homes.

Wooden Allure

Our general perception of wood is heavy, boring and useful only as furniture, but here we see a whole new side to it. Beautiful lightweight hand crafted wooden products for your homes be it clocks, mirrors, flower vases and many other decorative and utility items, to give your homes a glamorous vintage look. 48 JULY, 2019 TULIP

Right from the Craftsman’s Hands

One of the very few places in the city that is home to authentic Pashmina fabrics and many other crafts, Shilparamam has created a safe place for the artists and artisans. A minute’s talk with any of the sellers could give you complete knowledge about their craft and the region of the country that they belong.


An extensive assortment

Be it items for your prayer room, or utensils for the kitchen, or pretty accessories for your wardrobe, or simple trinkets to decorate your place, the vast assortment at Shilparamam ensures there is always something that interests every person who walks in.

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A little Off-beat but still on track Honestly, how many of us have been wanting to do something else apart from what we are already doing? Well, it is never too late to bask in the glory of your dreams that you would achieve only by working towards it. Here are those legends, and I call them that, because they have not failed themselves and their ambitions are are doing what they absolutely love. Get ready to get inspired.

Veeru Potla, Writer, Film Maker Veeru Potla is one of the prominent names in the South Indian film industry, and for a lesser known fact in Bollywood as well. He is the writer for movies like Varsham and Nuvvosthanante Nenoddantana which have been remade in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Oriya languages. Adding on to his successes, his debut film was a super hit, and he has never turned back ever since. How did you come to know that you wanted to be a film maker? Ever since my childhood, I have been reading books beyond my age and comprehension. Hailing from a village in Andhra Pradesh, I have been schooled in a Telugu medium. I have grown up to realize that I wanted to do something much different and beyond what my peers were pursuing to become. An ardent movie buff that I was, I discovered solace in cinema and writing. That is when I had made up my mind to move to Hyderabad in search of myself. What is your greatest inspiration to move from your safe haven and struggle from scratch? Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead, and Tilak’s stories about life have moved me. I discovered my intentions and my true self when I read stories close to my reality. I transcend into long walks to understand the book and reflect those characters on my life. And remember, it is only when you move from your comfort, and see life in its true sense will you find great stories.

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What is your take on filmmaking? Who inspires you? Film making is a very simple job, especially when you are a director. The essence of film making is in its script. If a film is a success, it means the script has been worked upon, and reworked and worked again, until the film maker is able to live every character he has penned down. One formula in life for film makers is, If you want to find inspiration, follow the maker, and find his maker. The maker’s maker is the key to great films. Never stop yourself from watching films of those directors that your idol idolizes. It will only lead to a greater source of imagination. What is your advice to aspiring film makers? It is not always advisable to start off as an assistant to a director. With whatever money you have in your pocket, pack a bag and start off your journey to find yourself. For great stories are inspired by mother nature. And it is only in her arms that you would find experiences worth telling. Do not become a film maker for fame, but only to share an experience that the world is waiting to hear.

Ranjani Sivakumar Siddareddy, Classical Vocalist, Actor


Ranjani is a trained Carnatic vocalist well acclaimed for her soulful voice. Apart from taking vocal lessons, she has also won the hearts of the Telugu audience with her song ‘Aanandamaye’ from the movie ‘Pelli Choopulu’. Do not fail to spot her acting in ‘EeNagaranikiEmaindi? And PadiPadi Leche Manasu’ For how long have you been teaching classical music? Initially I started teaching kids in Bhavans Rajaji Vidyashram with whatever little I knew back then. During my studies in Vellore Institute of Technology, I shared my knowledge with my peers in the hostel. I proceeded to work in TCS and taught at Devnath School for Blind during my lunch hours. Music had become my main profession only when I moved to the UK where I taught at Sangeetha school at Croydon, while teaching independently alongside my friend Akshay Vaidyanathan. We started ‘Malarum,’ where we reach out to kids who do not have any access to arts due to their financial situation. We also teach at Ammam Mayan in Chetpet, Chennai. A student is the best teacher. I am very glad to be a part of Amar Chitra Katha Live.

Can you talk more about your tour across Chennai during the past month? What was the essence of storytelling through music? Deeptha and Vikram Vivekanand are friends from school - together we are #Triobroma. We collaborated to tell stories collected by AK Ramanujam and gave it a modern twist .We set it in the Madras of nineties and had a lot of fun ( hard work) writing songs and the act itself. It all happened organically and each of us brought in so many skills to make the act blossom. Thenga Maanga Pattaani Sundal, our storytelling gig had a lovely response, thanks to the Chennaimakkal. Where do you see classical music in the following years? Do you think that there is a need to strengthen the awareness on the same? I am a reasonable human being - I see graphs of growth over a period and when I look back to the scenario when I was in college to how it is now, I feel like this is a great time and place to be doing the arts. Funding is always an issue but there is a lot of hope and goodness. Bonhomie is a cherry on top. Where can our readers enroll for classes with you?? Amar Chitra Katha Alive Centre and online lessons. Get in touch with Ranjani Instagram @ranjanisivakumarsiddareddy Facebook @ranjanisivakumarsiddareddy

Sreeramachandra Yasaswy Modukuru, Professional Parkour Athelete We live in times when a 10-minute walk can get us exhausted to the T. How does Yasaswy run around the walls and forts of the city and still not get exhausted? Maybe practice indeed makes a man perfect? Can you let our readers know what parkour exactly is? Parkour is a simple art of adapting one’s own mind, body and soul to the environment in the most efficient way possible. The goal being reaching from point A to B in the fastest way without hurting oneself. Why this profession? When did you start parkour? This is not something I choose but happened so spontaneously. I have always had some kind of a flow of currency through teaching or through several workshops. It always helps as a tool to my well-being. I started parkour when I just turned 17, tuning into a YouTube video well known back in the days by David belle a chase sequence in District B13. It was in the year 2009.

manifest anything that they positively desire to help the society they live in. Lastly, where can our readers find you jumping around? I train at Melkote park - Himayathnagar. Indira park- lower tank bund. University of Hyderabad and Golconda to name a few. Get in touch with Yasaswy Instagram @yasaswymodukuru1111

What is the one thing that is needed to take up parkour and be successful in it? Belief in oneself is the only thing that parkour demands; to have firm belief in oneself. This philosophy when applied in both movement and other aspects of life creates great benefits and outcomes such as selfawareness and also a certain amount of physical-improvement which boosts tremendous amounts of confidence in any individual who can TULIP - JULY, 2019 51


Ravi Kiran Suri, Marine Engineer at the Merchant Navy We all aspire to do something for our country, don’t we? Well, Ravi is one such man who took his dreams a step ahead. Six months on sea and 6 months back home, he is definitely giving us some major life goals! What exactly is your profession? I am a Marine Engineer, Merchant Navy. We are responsible for all the machineries in the ship. I look after the Operations and Maintenance of the ship. What are the pros and cons of holding the job? Pros Working for 6 months and coming home for a long break. Spending quality time with my family and travelling. The best part about my work is I don’t take my work home. ConsI don’t get to be there for my family when they need me the most. Leaving my daughter at home and missing out on these milestones is tough.

the department and getting selected in technical interview, you have to clear a physical test and complete training in the Institute for 8 months on land and 10 months on the ship. Mercantile Marine department then conducts an exam and issues certification according to the Merit. What is the one thing that you are proud of about the job? Operating and Maintaining million-dollar machineries and being responsible for a big a beast to sail across the ocean. That is truly something. Follow Ravi’s journey on the seas Instagram @ravikiransuri

What does it take to get selected for the job? There are multiple departments to choose from the Merchant Navy. After choosing

Rakesh Udiyar, Celebrity Fitness Trainer Rakesh Udiyar is one of those celebrity trainers who started off from the bottom of the bottoms and made his way all the way up. Get inspired from the story of his life. Did you always want to become a fitness coach? When I first started from Ground Zero, I was only a sweeper in a gym. I worked there only because they allowed me to train. When I started initially, I had no clue that I would become a celebrity fitness trainer but I have always loved bodybuilding. Reading a lot of magazines on fitness helped me constantly. I also followed my mentor IFBB PRO Dennis James. I am now his Pro Trainer and I thank my best buddies Anil Alapatt and Ashok Shinde who have helped me in the course of time. When did you transform from being a fitness enthusiast to being a trainer? 1999 was my first turning point when I trained a Marathi actor called Sayaji Shinde. After that, I had made up my mind to become a celebrity fitness coach, but the dream was too big then. But I believed in myself and I am happy 52 JULY, 2019 TULIP

where I am today. Which one of your celebrity trainees is the most dedicated? My most dedicated celebrity clients are Salman Khan, Amir khan, Arbaz khan, Zaheer Ratansi, Ram Charan Tej, Amith Sadh, Fatima Shaikh, Daisy Saha, Rhea Chakraborty, Huma Qureshi. They are all very dedicated and I travel along with them as and when they need my presence. What is the one fitness mantra that everyone should follow? My fitness Mantra would be to believe in yourself and it is by following 3Ds in life- dedication, discipline, and determination. Keep yourself hydrated, drink lots of water, maintain a balanced diet and sleep well while training hard. Train with Rakesh on: Instagram: @rakeshudiyar

- By Tanvi Kesari


Saree is not just a clothing. It is very well known for its tradition, culture and most importantly elegance. Now-a-days, there is no difference for a women to wear a saree. From a small girl to elderly women, everyone loves to wear a saree. Though there are many fabrics, types and styles in saree, we always love to explore more. Now let’s see what our Hyderabadi ladies have to say about sarees and get to know what their favourite sarees are.

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| FASHION Danka Embroidery Sarees

Danka is a kind of metal embroidery work based on Rajasthan. It is stated to 400 years old art work. This decorative technique is usually worked on fabrics like satin, chiffon, georgette or silk fabric.

Shreedevi Chowdary

Philanthropist, Actor, Fashion Influencer, Celebrity Socialite. @hrhshreedevichowdary

Shreedevi Chowdary , dressed in this royal Sari befitted for a Queen , this work is called Danka work made with pure gold and elegantly done on pure georgette in combination with gold zardozi, and is a specialty of jaipur, this work is mostly done by special karigars who work for the Royal family of jaipur.

Banarasi silk Sarees

Banarasi silk sarees are from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Their special characteristics are Mughal inspired designs. There are four main varieties of Banarasi saree, which includes pure silk, Organza with Zari and silk; Georgette, and Shattir.

PENAAZ SHAIKH Media professional @drapeastory

Silk sarees in any form are simply outstanding. Since childhood, I have always loved my mom’s saree collection. The beauty of this saree is how effortlessly it falls. The texture of a silk saree is absolutely beautiful. They are light and can be worn for any occasion - pujas, wedding, parties. I like the way it can be merged with any colour blouse. I chose a dark pink for contrast.

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Gadwal Sarees

Gadwal sarees are from Jogulamba Gadwal District, Telangana. Pattu and cotton sarees are available here. It is famous for its weaving.

PADMA SOMIREDDY Interior Designer | Divine Designs @padma_somireddy

I am an ardent lover of six yards. Nevertheless, the aura and the comfort that the handloom sarees offer are incomparable. I love to wear handlooms because they are Eco friendly and naturally made, it displays the vastness of the Indian Culture, and the production of handloom sarees are important for economic development in rural India specially to support the handful of weavers that are struggling to maintain their art alive. The beauty of Indian textile industry is that each prominence has its own speciality weave, which cannot be replicated elsewhere. Every handcrafted piece is different from the other, and it is worth adding every single piece to your collection. One such weave is the iconic Gadwal saree which is one of my favourite weave of the south Indian handlooms. It gets name from Gadwal District of Telangana state. These sarees are known for the light weight fabrics that they can be worn to almost any occasion. Black and white checks with Red and gold border is my favourite Gadwal saree. This saree is the best example of “serving old wine in a new bottle”. The traditional checks pattern is given the modern twist. Unlike other fashion trends, a saree never goes out of style or fashion. A saree ages like a fine wine and the years, if anything, add beauty and dash of class to its beauty.

Peteru Sarees

Peteru is a village in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. The major occupation here is agriculture and hand-loom weaving. Soft cotton and pattu sarees are available here.


Partner in Yuktalaya gallery| Brand promoter in Swasha & home maker @sirisha_mulpuru

Being born and brought up in coastal Andhra, I am always inclined towards sarees as the best dressing option and I admired my mom wearing the best handloom saris available around. We have one of the finest collections of Venkatagiri, Uppada, Mangalagiri, Pochampally, Kanchipattu, and Kasavu from Kerala, Chettinadu and many more. I feel the finest weavers are from south India and an inspiration to many others. We all must encourage our South Indian handlooms by wearing them and supporting weaves and weavers. This’s my most fav sari as it’s gifted by my sister from a village called Peteru where weavers are still not supported much and am trying to do a little by promoting.

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Kanchipuram Sarees

Kanchipuram sarees also known as KanchiPattu sarees, is famous all over India. These sarees are from Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu.


Director Sales & Marketing | Sri Aditya Homes “Kudos to the half-a-dozen yards of handwoven love” My favourite South Indian saree is Kanchivaram silk. To me it is an amazing amalgamation of creativity, femininity & ethnicity interwoven into an endearing garment with a rich and royal look.To start off with the fact as why I love it so much, I see a connection since it is woven from pure mulberry silk which comes from South India, it reminds me of my roots. I also admire the precision, neatness, the vibrant hues & bright contrast that goes into the making of this handwoven wonder. I vividly remember visiting Kanchipuram while shopping for my wedding trousseau. The weavers take great pride in displaying various kinds of varieties woven by them. The set-up is so venerating that the moment you step in, there is a sense of integrity and one can clearly see how they revere their work. I was amazed to see how truly the weavers managed to capture every nuance of a woman’s interest in the art of adorning. The experience got me reminded of the beautiful poem “Indian Weavers” by Sarojini Naidu from my school time. A poem that conveys the journey from cradle to grave through the use of colours and the stages of a day, highlighting the work of the weaver during different phases of one’s life. I still have my mother’s Kanchivaram sarees from her wedding time which is why I believe that it is ‘one of a kind gift to posterity’. It symbolizes the celebration of south Indian festivals & functions. Whenever I bring these sarees out of my closet they bring back my childhood memories. Even after the introduction of many other light weight sarees it still remains to be indomitable given how coveted a KanchiPattu saree is in today’s world. The name Kanchivaram is popular to the point that there is a Tamil movie made on its name & the movie revolves around the lives of the silk weavers in Kanchivaram. I have to admit that I’ve always been saree clad, while shopping for apparels I’m subconsciously drawn to a saree. I have an eclectic collection of sarees, so much so that I find them comforting and I adore wearing them to work. Saree is one such attire that makes a woman look graceful at any age. I hope that the generations to come will learn to appreciate as well as encourage the weavers for their unswerving loyalty to their profession and agree that ‘Saree is Swag’.

TEEGALA TULASI REDDY House wife @teegalatulasireddy

South India handlooms are always like sentiment for all important events like Marriages, Pooja’s etc. KanchiPattu sarees are my all-time favourite because we look royal and traditional. Kanchipuram sarees are very unique and are worn for special occasions by women in South states.

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FASHION | Chiffon Sarees

Chiffon sarees, Chiffon word is originated from French meaning cloth. It is mostly famous in Surat district of Gujarat. These sarees are mostly famous for its light weight and comfort.


Educationist and Social Activist @shagunali15

Sarees have been an intricate and essential part in a woman’s life. The grace that sarees bring can hardly be comprehended in comparison to any other western couture. As for me, I’ve been inclined towards light and delicate layers of fabric like chiffon that looks chic yet poise and so much easier to flaunt. Catering to traditions through cultural couture is a way of representing one’s divine self through expression of fashion.

Phulia Sarees

Phulia or Fulia sarees, Phulia is a village in Nadia district of West Bengal. Phulia’s specialise in a combination of jacquard and jamdani work which are based on Tangail Saree Culture of Bangladesh.

ANANYA SIMLAI Socialite and Banker @simlaiananya

Saree is known for its tradition and culture. I feel, saree earns us more respect compared to other types of clothing. One thing that is a must-have in every Indian woman’s closet is the saree. Different states and regions in India have different styles of sarees and each one is unique. The rich look of the sarees with a unique way of draping, makes Bengali sarees one of the most sought-after drapes in the market. Two most popular varieties of these sarees are the Tant and Jamdani.

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Monsoon brings the much-needed fall in temperature, cleaner air, and an overall pleasant atmosphere. But all the goodness comes with a high chance of your furry friend getting an infection or indigestion among various other diseases. Not to forget, the owners are equally exposed to them. This monsoon, on the occasion of World Zoonoses Day we talk to the experts, Dr. Abhishek Kalundia and Dr. D. Neelima Prabha from the highly rated Cornerstone Pet Clinic, Banjara Hills, and get advice on how to ensure the well-being of both your pets and yourselves. One should always wash hands after touching their pets, or after cleaning their litter/feces/urine. One should never eat undercooked or raw meat items. One should always get regular ticks/flea control medicine to their pets. One should always do regular brushing and grooming of the hair coat to avoid hair shedding inside the house. One should always keep routine veterinary health check-up (stool tests, blood tests, basic health check-up) as recommended by their veterinarians.

Dr D. Neelima Prabha, Ph.D. in Veterinary Surgery and Radiology

Dr Abhishek Kalundia, Ph.D. in Veterinary Clinical Medicine

What are Zoonoses? A zoonoses is any disease or infection that is naturally transmissible from vertebrate animals to humans. Zoonoses may be bacterial, viral, or parasitic, or may involve unconventional agents. Which ones are most likely to affect pets? Zoonotic diseases are an ever-present concern in small animal veterinary practice and are often overlooked. A variety of nonparasitic zoonotic diseases may be encountered in small animals including cat scratch disease (bartonellosis), cat bite abscesses, rabies, leptospirosis, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, salmonellosis, avian chlamydiosis, campylobacteriosis, dermatophytosis, and blastomycosis. These may cause human disease ranging from mild and self-limiting to fatal. What are the risks pets face in monsoon? In monsoon, diseases like cough, cold, Hookworm infections, skin fungal infections, thunderstorm fear, pneumonia, hypothermia, ticks and tick-borne diseases, leptospirosis and poisoning due to dirty drainage/road side water licking are highly prevalent. Moreover, one should feed their pet with good fibre diet like dark green vegetables, bananas and avoid excessive meat diet. Snakes, poisonous toads, insects and scorpions can become a serious source of emergencies for your pets. So, avoid their exposure to hedges or bushes in the garden areas. What are the risks the owners/pets face due to improper care? Hypothermic shock due to excessive wetting, infectious diseases, skin infections in both human and animals, stomach upset, jaundice due to contaminated food and water intake and sometimes emergencies like encounters with poisonous toads, insect or snake and their bites. Suggestions to avoid Zoonoses. 58 JULY, 2019 TULIP

What should a pet-owner do when a pet is diagnosed? It is a good habit to check the body weight of your pet month once. A loss of weight more than 10% over a month can be a concern. In case your pet has sudden loss of appetite, dullness, open mouth breathing or vomiting and diarrhoea, then you should contact your vet immediately. Also, if you see your pet constantly licking certain body parts or scratching and if you can get a foul smell from their body then he probably has a fungal / bacterial infection or an allergy. Go to your vet immediately. Simple home remedies for minor ailments. a. Vitamin E oils and capsules - works as antioxidants and anti-aging factors. b. Turmeric - either powders or capsules. Works as anti-inflammatory agent for mild pain and fever. c. Lavender oil/drops - works as tick and flea repellent. Can be used for skin coat maintenance. d. Apple cider vinegar - can be used as anti-tick and flea agent. Can be used with regular shampoo bath for your pets. e. Coconut oil - Can be used for daily coat brush and ear-drops. Helps to avoid minor fungal and bacterial infections. f. Lactocalamine and aloevera gels - works as skin coat rehydration, and antibacterial/anti-itch agents. g. Homemade electrolytes - sugar solution with a pinch of salt can help as rehydration therapy in case of excessive diarrhoea in your pets. h. Chamomile tea - Decreases muscles spasm and cramps. Can be added to your dog food or your dog’s water bowl, or given by mouth with a syringe. i. Tea tree oil and oat meal - can be used as antibacterial and anti-itch medicines for skin infections. Oatmeal contains chemicals called avenanthramides and phenols, which have anti-inflammatory properties. j. Dry or cold fomentations in case of joint pains or swellings. Cornerstone Pet Clinic Address: Near Indian Bank, Hyderabad, NBT Nagar, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034. Phone: 088974 88821

- As told to Gayatri Chivukula


Stay Dry


Waterproof Styles

- By Srija Reddy

Every now and then, your wardrobe calls for a massive revamp, and Monsoon season is the perfect way to kick start with new trends. In most parts of India, Monsoon typically lasts from June to September. Rains are here and ruining our clothes and shoes is the last thing we want. The biggest dilemma is what to wear in this season. Let’s put your wardrobe together by deciding what to wear and what to avoid during this season. Here let’s get some looks and tips from our stylists. TULIP - JULY, 2019 59


SANDY ARTIST Instagram : @sandysartistry Monsoons are fun to do with bright colours. Due heavy downpour, people tend lose interest in dressing and going out of their houses. But I say this is the perfect season to organize a cheerful wardrobe, wear bold colours and have a fashion fiesta. Loose clothing and wet boots are a part of the monsoon, so the bright colours are always a fun and fashion statement. One can play around with colourful raincoats, like pinks, blues and of course Neons that are trending this season. Brown and black make normal attire, whilst a pink coat with a belt will look attractive. Any clothing ranging from tops, skirts, and dresses will go with the season, while coloured Outfits would best sustain the monsoon sprit. Colours for the Rain: Designers say that bright shades of indigo, green and blue hold good for monsoon. Various hues of sea to dark shades of green will be the choice of the season. Designer’s favourite palette of purple, lemon yellow and white are also the best picks of monsoon. Not just vibrant colours, but even light hues of fuschia pink and soft pastels of pink, orange and peach help to lighten the mood. Wrinkle free clothing in dark shades of black and brown make an ideal formal wear. Beige lined with multi-colours and black seem perfect during the rain. Fabrics for the Rain: I love cotton and it is always good for any season and a blended fabric of polynylon is also good for this season. Right choice of fabric is more important, some fabric like crepe and chiffon tend lose their shine and get spoilt once they get wet. So please avoiding choosing those fabrics. Beach wear designed with a proper fit will flatter the shape and also protect the wearer from wet conditions. Cool casuals for the season would be a jeans fitted with a cotton shirt. Silk and rayon will also make a popular choice during this season adding depth to the hues with variances in the colour palette which is otherwise not seen. Tank tops with palazzo pants make a good fusion pair. Elegant zardosi work on satin fabrics make the mark on ethnic collection. Denims with trendy t shirts or white Shirts are my all-time favourite even during the heavy downpour make a perfect combination Accessories: The right combination of colourful accessories makes the monsoon attire all the more appealing. Aqua coloured are the perfect match for monsoon clothing especially one wearing white. Multi-coloured and semi-transparent jelly sandals will add a dash to the play. Girlish jewellery like single pendant and acrylic accessories give a sporty look for the rainy season. Beautiful 60 JULY, 2019 TULIP

bracelets, earrings, and neck pieces made of plastic, rubber, and acrylic make a trendy fad. Fashion designers continue to improve the art of fashion with beautiful patterns and give a sunny look on a rainy day. Makeup tips for monsoon: Monsoon can create havoc on the skin and hair. But what’s going to suffer is the most is the makeup. Dealing with it is a risk taking issue especially with layers of making and stepping out is not a wise idea. So I believe in minimalistic. I follow less-is-more formula when it comes to makeup this season. First and waterproof formula is your best friend this season. Anything to do with water proof products is a great choice. Waterproof Mascara, Kajal or liner, play it safe. Cream blushes will give the skin a flawless finish and glide on it like velvet, giving it a nice natural glow. Use pinks and peaches and blend well to give it a natural soft look Matte foundations or powder based formulas not only give a matte finish but also helps the makeup stay longer. We definitely don’t want the makeup to melt in this season, so it’s also safe to use matte finish foundations that has a lasting effect on the skin. Avoid glossy lipsticks.


SOWMYA BANDARU Instagram : @somystyles A change in season calls for a change in wardrobe. Rains bring a blue mood and makes you to curl up in bed. But, you cannot let this dampen your style. Neon trend is on a rage, you can wear neon and not look like a highlighter by pairing it with all-black outfit, and a pop of neon. Wearing shorts is the best way to combat monsoon season. Pull up a skirt to your chest level to avoid muddy hems and transform it into a cute little tube dress. I paired this with a floral print shirt. You can either wear a trench coat as an outer layer or a collared shirt inside to keep you warm enough; try to avoid too many layers otherwise humidity will get you. Also, if you’re someone who like to wear leather boots then use water resistant spray to Keep the water out and protect your shoes.

Tips: Beat the neutral colours and opt for bright colours to keep the gloominess at bay. Wear waterproof kajal. I personally use plum goodness kajal. Stay away from prints that bleed colour. Tie up your hair into a bun, or space buns, or into a French braid to avoid frizzy hair. Opt for gel- based creams to keep your skin light and hydrated. A bra with synthetic material is good to help you quickly dry. And if it’s just light rain, and you don’t wish to carry a raincoat then a trench coat is optimum.

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NIKITHA PANJALA Instagram : @nikithapanjala08 This season Jumpsuits are the perfect outfits for a formal look or a brunch. For a formal/ semi-formal look, I’d prefer a solid Jumpsuit, if required you may pair it with a blazer if you are attending a meeting, else it will be a perfect outfit for a dinner as well. All you have to do is style accordingly and you are sorted. You can also wear shorts, skirts and dresses that are the most convenient to carry in monsoon. Moreover, you can also team up quirky accessories with your short dresses. It adds more life to your style statement and looks more practical. Make a statement with your umbrella: If you look at the current trends, umbrellas are taking the fashion world by storm. A fun, bright-coloured umbrella can make your outfit look vibrant and playful.

Tips: Dull atmosphere: Colour of your clothes will definitely has an impact on your mood. Add some bright colour to your outfit to get better in the cloudy atmosphere. You may get drenched at any point of time, you need to wear clothes of the fabrics which would dry quickly. Monsoon would always feel good with floral prints however, try different prints. I’d love stripes, polka dots this season. Wear Anti-bacterial socks if you’re option Sneakers, boots, etc. Try to avoid light colours for monsoon. Say a big NO to jeans, as it would take long time to get dried. Instead opt for Palazzos, Culottes and pair them with Kurtis, Tops which would go for a semi-formal/formal look. For casuals, opt for dresses with asymmetrical patterns, midi dresses etc. Also, choose accessories like handbags, watches, etc., which would resist even if you get drenched. In the rainy season, skin care is very essential. It’s beneficial to stay hydrated and saturate your skin simultaneously. When it comes to make up, light and natural looks are ideal to prevent your skin from getting sticky. If you are travelling, choose a spacious bag that is big enough to hold the essentials as well as the umbrella. Tote bags come really handy in the monsoon. 62 JULY, 2019 TULIP


APEKSHA SINGH Instagram : @apekshathelabel Wearing a bright mustard dress with a corset belt and thigh high boots. Rains always make your footwear the worst. So, opt for the footwear which doesn’t get spoiled during this season. Colour is the most important element while dressing in any season. Wearing a cotton wrap dress with a cute Vietnamese rattan bag, which is by far the most comfortable dress I have owned, it would be perfect for brunch, lunch or even shopping. While rains are here, we feel a bit uncomfortable while going out. We feel so lazy. So, I suggest you to wear comfortable clothing.

Tips: Monsoon is all about wearing breathable and light weight clothes, as these dry out quickly. Jeans and thick materials should be avoided. I love wearing extremely comfortable foot wear as commuting could be a challenge in monsoon rains but I do make sure that these also go with my outfit. In accessories I would add a bright yet light scarf, a fancy belt or a colourful umbrella. As I wouldn’t want my hair to get wet and messy, I usually go short every monsoon or tie up my hair in a ponytail or a messy bun. In makeup I would like to advice to go for waterproof mascara, eyeliner and a long stay lipstick, as the weather might go from wet to humid.

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Our favourite celeb Priyanka Chopra Dressed in a printed white slit top with front slit denim skirt and complimentary red shoes.

Karishma Kapoor Dressed in white cropped trousers along with shirt and over coat with white sneakers.

Kareena Kapoor Khan Dressed in half slit blue jeans and white tank top with boho shrug and white sneakers.

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Monsoon looks


Rashi Khanna Dressed in a cuff length printed pleated skirt with white shirt and white sneakers.

Samantha Akkineni Dressed in a red knee length kurta with printed straight pants.

Rakul Preet Singh Dressed in blue cropped trousers along with white printed shirt and white sneakers.

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- By Satpreet Kaur

Luxury, a word so commonly used these days is different to each, what may be your luxury can easily be ordinary for others. When it comes to travel, the sector is so vast, that everyone can experience their share of luxury, be it to undertake a new experience and immerse oneself in a new destination whilst indulging in the very best levels of personal and attentive service, lavish accommodation, exquisite and unrivalled levels of gastronomy and informative guides. Well for starters, a travel without stress, pressure of time or daily routine, is definitely a luxury. True luxury is a great travel experience, enjoyed in relative comfort and people’s perceptions of what makes travel luxurious seems to vary wildly. We have our readers share their views on what luxury travel means to them and their favourite luxury destination for travel so far.

“I love to travel, but a Luxury travel for me is about staying at a hotel which has some history or has something unique about it. Besides I love spending on food and local shopping, so I guess luxury holiday for me is about an experience and making memories. I have travelled to a bunch of countries but London is one of my favourite cities in the world, though people say the weather is gloomy but summers in London are just beautiful. I travel there once every year and visit my younger sister, friends and extended family. My sister and I always try to do something different each time, so no trip to London has ever been the same. We love to indulge in good food so the restaurants at Mayfair and the high tea at the Ritz hotel would be my favourite luxury experience till date.”

Hurmat Klair,

Makeup Artist and Co-Founder of Hair & Bar

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“Like every other person, I love traveling too. I call myself a luxury traveler. But, my meaning of luxury is poles apart than wanting to spend my time or stay in an expensive hotel. My sense of luxury means purposeful yet the quality of the experience. I wouldn’t want to go by a business class or first class nor do I choose to have dinner at a fancy place with champagne. Comfortable travel and experience is luxury for me. I would like to believe in best of both worlds that we should live in the moment and also not forget to click lots of pictures. That reminds me of Hyderabad Blogger Satpreet Kaur whom I totally adore. Ever since I met her and went through her feed on Instagram. All I want to do is to go on a holiday even the days I don’t deserve one. She has a great eye to capture beauty of nature, food and lot more which inspires people like me to take a break from regular life and travel. The place I have always wanted to go was Salarde Uyuni, in southwest Bolivia, it is the world’s largest salt flat. It’s the legacy of a prehistoric lake that went dry, leaving behind a desert like, nearly 11,000-sq.-km. landscape of bright-white salt, rock formations and cacti-studded islands. Its otherworldly expanse can be observed from central Incahuasi Island. Though wildlife is rare in this unique ecosystem, it harbors many pink flamingos.”

Niharika Gollapalli, Founder Eat Confetti

“I feel luxury is a much overused term. Luxury travel is a privilege truly experienced by few. For me it means have the right balance of local insight, independence and flexibility. I do enjoy exclusive access and experiences apart from regular recommended sights, cultural experiences and personal leisure time. No doubt one would also want to enjoy the finest of cuisines, be it within the setting of that special accommodation or a well-known eatery nearby. I believe luxury travel is about having time to enjoy the landscape; indulge in local culture, to stretch out, observe and literally lose yourself in the place you’re visiting.”

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“I feel today luxury travel is not about how many Michelin star restaurant you are ticking off’, but it is about access to the people, places and experiences that represent all that is authentic about a destination. There’s no denying that comfort factors still apply and high standards of accommodation and dining will always feature on the luxury traveller’s wish list. But me and my wife personally seek more depth of understanding of the place and soak into local culture than ever before. People don’t just want to see – they want to participate and that’s how they take memories of lifetime home”

Ronak Bokadia, Entrepreneur

“Luxury has a different meaning for each of us. For me it’s travel without stress, pressure of time or daily routine. Your every expectation is met and exceeded. It’s no longer about just five star hotels. It is an experience created for our personal preferences and gives value for our money. My favourite luxury destination in India is The Serai, Chikmanglur, i love the place. It’s easily accessible, has authentic culture and the standards of accommodations is fantastic. They offer fantastic level of personal and authentic service. It’s beautifully set amidst lush green plantations with miles of open land and not too far away from the city. It also has coffee plantation with plenty of hidden secrets. Exploring the place was a wonderful luxury experiential travel for me. Try it and you will agree with me!”

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“The best gift a person can give to himself is when he travels with utmost luxury. For me, a luxury travel experience is possible only when you have everything prebooked and pre planned before you reach the destination. After travelling to Great Britian, Australia, New Zealand and Eastern countries, my favourite luxury holiday destination is Switzerland. Apart from the swiss mountains and picturesque old towns, the trips highlight was the helicopter flight around the majestic Matterhorn, the rack railclimb onto Jungfraujoch, a panoramic journey in the Glacier Express across the Swiss mountains and visits to renowned Swiss watch manufacturers and chocolate factories.”

Harshveer Agarwal, Businessman.

“According to me, luxury travel is not about five-star hotels and business class flights but about experiencing the authenticity, locality, and culture of a place. On my death bed, I’m not going to remember materialistic things but I’ll remember the local people I met in different parts of the world and how they impacted my life. I have been to many offbeat unconventional countries and Tokyo tops the list for being the most whacky and luxurious country. The communication was difficult because of a language barrier but it taught me how to communicate without knowing the language and just being kind to each other. Tokyo was a lesson, a perspective, and a life changer.”

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Did Karan Johar just hint at Dostana 2? Karan Johar’s Dharma Production teased fans with a cryptic video hinting at a potential sequel for Dostana, the 2008 hit film that gave us super hit songs like Desi Girl and Maa Da Ladla, while shattering stereotypes. According to the video, the original line-up of two men and one woman will be retained with Jhanvi Kapoor and Kartik Aryan being confirmed as part of the cast. The video was captioned, “You know the beat, you know what follows… but there’s more to it than you know! Stay tuned, announcement coming up tomorrow!” The background music gives a little feel of the song Maa Da Ladla, exciting fans all around the country.

Pamela Anderson lashes out on cheating Boyfriend

Baywatch star and yesteryear bombshell Pamela Anderson took to Instagram to post a bittersweet photo of the two. Pamela went on to accuse her boyfriend of over two years, soccer star Adil Rami of two timing her. She gave more insights in the comments section of the post, writing “Narcissists don’t change. Sociopaths don’t change. I will run for my life – I have always fought for truth and justice. This is my worst nightmare –I was not a very jealous person before I met him. I’m happy to know the truth. But it hurts like hell.” Talking about Solidarite Femmes, an organization for protecting women, that Rami has been a part of, Pamela said a person like him shouldn’t be the face of such an institution.

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Alia all set to become a Youtuber?

The social media loving star Alia Bhatt has always been known to keep fans updated with her vacation pictures, photoshoots, and many other things. A source close to Alia revealed her intention to start a YouTube channel. “Alia likes to try new things, so having engaged on Instagram and Twitter, she wanted to try her hand at videos. She realised it’s also an engaging way to reach out to fans and be more candid with them.” Revealing that the actress wishes to have a transparent and non-curated interaction with the fans, the source went on to add that the channel’s content will include the process of a photo shoot — from Alia and the designer zeroing in on an outfit to the shoot. She will share fitness videos too, where she will talk about adopting different regimens to attain distinct looks for films. The actress who is awaiting the launch of her next Bhramastra delighted fans with this unexpected announcement.

Controversial YouTube star Jake Paul is engaged?

Former Disney actor and controversial youtuber Jake Paul popped the question to his girlfriend, Tana Mongeau, on her 21st birthday, and she said yes! The couple also known as Jana was always popular among Jake and his brother Logan’s teenage fanbase, and constantly made headlines for problematic behaviour. Tana had previously been linked to Brad Sousa and Bella Thorne, while Jake was in a prior relationship with fellow Team 10 worker-bee Erika Costell. Along with the massive rock, Paul also gifted his now fiancée the car of her dreams. The couple immediately took to Instagram to share the news and of course to flex the cash.

Tollywood star Ram Pothineni fined for smoking

Popular Tollywood actor Ram Pothineni was found publicly smoking near Charminar, at a place clearly marked as a non-smoking area. The actor, who was said to be shooting for his upcoming film, iSmart Shankar was duly fined by the authorities for this action. However, Ram took to twitter explaining his side of the story and assuring fans that he had actually smoked for a shot that would be included in the movie’s title song and not during a break as reported by several news media. However, since it was unlawful, he had decided to pay the fine anyways. He went on to address gossip mongers, asking them not to waste his time and the public’s time and talk about more useful things instead. iSmart Shankar is slated to release on 18th July in theatres of the two Telugu states.

ENTERTAINMENT | Lady Superstar Vijayashanti to make a comeback in Tollywood

Tollywood’s original femme fatale, Vijayashanti is all set to return to the big screen 13 years after her previous release, Nayudamma. The actor-turned-politician will be seen in Superstar Mahesh Babu’s next Sarileru Neekevvaru with director Anil Ravipudi. During the film’s launch, director Anil Ravipudi read out a note sent by Vijayashanti who couldn’t be present, “I made my acting debut in 1980 with Superstar Krishna garu’s Khiladi Krishna. And it gives me immense pleasure to be making my comeback with his son, Mahesh Babu’s film. Looking forward to start shooting,” sharing her excitement to work in front of a camera again.

Brian Lara’s health scare Countless fans of West Indian cricket great received a scare after the legend was admitted to Global Hospital in Parel, Mumbai for chest pain. However, Lara promptly addressed fans in an audio message posted by Cricket West Indies, “Just letting everyone know that I am fine, recovering and I will be back in my hotel room tomorrow. Couple of the tests came back already. Doctors were happy that there is nothing major. Thanks again for your concern.” Lara played 131 Tests for the West Indies. The legendary left-hander is the first and only player to have registered 400 runs in a Test innings. He also holds the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994.

Real Madrid to form a women’s team?

For the first time after the purchase of local side CD Tacon, Real Madrid went on to announce their plans to form a women’s team. Real Madrid have long been criticised for not having a women’s team, while their rivals like Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have been competing for a while. Announcing their decision, Real revealed that after the absorption of CD Tacon, they will form a new women’s team tentatively from the first of July, 2020. Other major Spanish clubs like Valencia and Real Betis have also competed in Liga Iberdrola for a long time, and have been receiving a good response from football fans in the country. TULIP - JULY, 2019 71


MOVIES Movie Reviews

KABIR SINGH Tollywood’s very own Arjun Reddy now has a Hindi counterpart in Kabir Singh. For those select few who don’t know the story, Kabir Singh tells the story of an ill-tempered MBBS student who gets into a path of self-destruction due to his unhealthy obsession with his girlfriend, with an incredible performance by Shahid Kapoor. As a film, it does complete justice to the original in every aspect, be it production, plot, acting, and even the misogyny.

MEN IN BLACK – INTERNATIONAL Tessa Thomson and Chris Hemsworth’s take on the classic 1997 film, while maintaining the feel of the original, fails with the script. While the performances were top-notch, with excellent visuals and graphics, and some mention-worthy funny moments, the writing falls flat. The film seems to lazily traverse between several plot-lines before giving us a totally obvious twist, however Thomson and Hemsworth’s dynamic is probably enough to make us forget about all the skylarking, reminding us a little of the classic chemistry between Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones’ Agent J and Agent K.

AGENT SAI SRINIVASA ATHREYA Athreya played by the impeccable Naveen Polishetty is a small-time detective looking to hit it big in his career. In his search for a big case, Athreya comes across a dead body near an abandoned railway track, and chaos ensues. Naveen Polishetty’s incredible comic timing and solid performance is definitely the highlight of this film, the lead actress Shruthi Sharma does her part as well, with a promising performance. The production value of the film deserves a star of its own. Overall, the film is definitely worth the hype.

Upcoming Movies in July

Oh Baby 05th July, 2019

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One Day- Justice Delivered 05th July

Spider-Man-Far-From-Home 4th July, 2019

The Lion King July 19th, 2019

Super 30 12th July, 2019


BOOKS “The Quintessential Planter”

This Novel is an inspiration for young men, it relates to people of India in General, and of Hyderabad in particular. The Author takes the avid readers to the Verdant slopes and valleys of Kerala called ‘gods own country’, and provides a rare insight in the life of Planters, who toil from to dawn to dusk to grow Tea and Rubber in the Estates. Among them is Rajab Sumsam, a strapping tall handsome twenty four year old young man from Hyderabad, with a rugged physique and appetitite for hard work. Rajab quickly adapts to the huge difference in the Culture, Language and people of Kerala, learning to speak the local Malayalam language within six months, and goes on to be a star in his Company ‘A Quintessential Planter’.

Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett

If you have an eye for mystery, action, and thriller, Ken Follett has got you covered. The story is a nail biting account of a spy who knows the most important secret to the allies’ duplicity. There is no turning back for him, and he turns a ruthless assassin with the code name- “the needle”. He holds the secret recipe to the Nazi’s unbeatable victory. But, every mission has obstacles, so does his- it is a lonely English woman who falls in love with the man who is assigned the task to murder her. Read this Hegde of the seat novel to more about the killer and his National mission which comes to a halt, all because of love.

Irani Cafe by Mallikarjun

With dying Telugu Literature, authors like Mallikarjun try to revive the essence and importance of preserving Telugu stories. In such an endeavour, he has written a collection of 13 stories. A beautiful amalgamation of love stories and heart breaks. If you are ready to immerse yourself in a rollercoaster of emotions, and are a Telugu Literature enthusiast, please make sure you pick up this masterpiece.

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Riyan, Anupama, Geeta Reddy, Ruba & Nafisa

Aamer & Zafar Jaweed

Jubilant Soiree

What: Eid Celebrations Where: Muffakham Jha College The Eid celebrations at Muffakham Jha college was one to remember. With some major dignitaries in the guest list, the fete was an enjoyable time for all the guests who were seen posing for the photographers and enjoying the scrumptious food.

A K Khan


Anil & Parvati Reddy

Ajay Mishra IAS


Fun and Frolic

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What: Black Coffee Club Event Where: Zehn on 10, Jubilee Hills Zehn on 10 just saw the most happening event in town. The event saw some stylish entrances with the likes of Harshit Chabra, Sonia Sobt and many more in attendance, the Black Coffee Club event was a night full of fun with yummy food and drinks.


Sonia Sobt


Mohddis Groom with CM K Chandrasekhar Rao & Dpt. CM Mahmood Ali

Festivities Galore

Majeed Pasha & Mohd Mohsi

What: Wedding Where: Nampally Exhibition Grounds With even the CM of Telangana, gracing the occasion, the wedding celebrations held at Nampally Exhibition Grounds were truly unforgettable. Everyone in attendance was completely floored by the beautiful decorations, and delicious food. The bride and groom truly had the time of their lives with wishes and blessings from one and all.

Mumtaz Khan

Sajid & Shanib

Jabber Patel

Sunita Metha

Bling It On!



Dr Ghazala

What: Jewellery Show by Malabar Gold and Diamonds Where: Malabar Gold and Diamonds, Somajiguda The Polki Jewellery show by Malabar Gold and Diamonds, at their Somajiguda branch saw various socialites in attendance. Showcasing various unique and new designs, the show was a huge success, with guests gushing about the collections even outside the venue. TULIP - JULY, 2019 75


Ali Akber, Hussaini, Hasnain & Hamed Saberi

Naini Narsimha Reddy

Dy. CM Mehmood Ali Wajid & Hamed

Eid Milap

What: Eid Celebrations Where: Saberi’s Residence With a mix of politicians and socialites, and the likes of Deputy CM Mahmood Ali in attendance, the Eid celebrations at Saberi’s Residence was one of a kind. Guests bonded over wonderful food and the overall festive atmosphere.

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Shahzen Husain

Mohammed Ali Baig

Sunita Reddy IPS

Jayesh Ranjan

Fasi Saberi


Bijal Shah

Anjani Shah, Pinky Reddy & Kavita

Women On the Move





What: 33rd Installation meet of Sanskruti Ladies Club Where: Taj Vivanta Sanskruti Ladies Club just celebrated their 33rd installation meeting with Pinky Reddy as their chief guest, and many other noted women in attendance. The ladies had a rocking afternoon with some incredible performances.




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| TAROT Aries Keywords: New Beginning in Finance and Career; Prosperity; Abundance. July brings new job and business opportunities, career advancement and money! Lucky Colour-Green; Lucky crystal-Citrine; Lucky number-3.”


Taurus Keywords: New Love, Harmonious and Loving relationships, Loving and nurturing yourself; This month is all about love and relationships being your main focus. Lucky colour – Pink; Lucky crystal – Rose Quartz; Lucky number-6.”


Keywords: Happy Family, peace, joy, counting your blessings. The focus this month is on good times spent with your family, Fun times, Joy, Love and care. Lucky Colour-Gold; lucky Crystal-Sunstone; lucky number-4.

Keywords: Moderation, Balance, peace, mood swings. Being balanced in all aspects of life including emotions brings peace and clarity.Lucky colour-white;lucky stone-moonstone;lucky number-12.



Keywords: New beginnings in your personal life, change, harmony, happiness, Healing. A beautiful positive change has started in your personal life!Lucky colour – orange; Lucky Crystal-Agate; Lucky number-9.

Keywords: Financial assistance and advise from someone significant. A financial opportunity offered by a significant person that will help you immensely. Lucky Colour-Purple; Lucky Crystal-Amethyst; Lucky number-2.



Keywords: Clarity of thought, Personal vision. Mental clarity and finally seeing the path to your dreams. Third eye chakra wide open. Lucky ColourLavender; Lucky crystalClear Quartz; Lucky number-10.

Keywords: Movement, Relocation, Travel. You are either in for a joyful vacation or a relocation and shifting of residences or offices. Pack your bags! Lucky Colour-Blue; Lucky crystal – Angelite; lucky number-1.

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Gemini Keywords: Multiple opportunities and options, choice, missed opportunities. Consider all opportunities given to you carefully and pick the one that resonates with you fully. Lucky colour- Yellow;Lucky crystal-Brucite;Lucky number-5.

Virgo Keywords: Close friend or mentor, clarity, thinking. A significant person has a positive impact and makes you think about important areas of life. Luckycolour-grey; lucky crystal-smoky quartz; lucky number-10.

Sagittarius Keywords: Increasing Abundance, growth of wealth and Finances. Focus on return on investments and growing your finances this month. Planning required. Lucky Colour-Red; Lucky Crystal-Ruby; Lucky number-18.

Pisces Keywords: Lack, dissatisfaction. Comparisons make you feel envious. Count your blessings when you get a feeling of discontentment. Look how far you have reached! Lucky ColourAqua; Lucky CrystalAquamarine;Lucky number-11.



PICK AReading CARD June 2019 Clear your mind, take a few Deep breaths and concentrate on the 3 cards in front of you with the below question in mind: “WHO IS MY SOULMATE AND HOW WILL WE MEET?”

Now choose one card and look below for the answer to your question:



If you chose Card 1:

Your soulmate is a person who has excellent clarity and foresight. They are good at planning and looking at the big picture.Well established in their careers but waiting for more future growth. Emotionally they seem a bit tired. They are at a point where they have put in a lot emotionally in every area including personal life as well as career and have not got the returns they expected and this is making them feel dull. You will meet each other while traveling possibly by sea. A Cruise, ferry ride or boating trip is where you will meet each other. They might not want to acknowledge the intense feelings they have when they meet you because they are not used to such emotions. However, you being the emotionally intelligent, can make them realize the sacredness of your connection. They are waiting for you to rescue them from a dull and dreary life so be their hero!

If you chose Card 2:

Your soulmate is a very cautious person who does not trust people so easily due to the setbacks they have had in their lives in the past. They are extremely vulnerable and prone to over analyzing, overthinking and being negative a lot of the time. You will meet at the point where this person has walked away from their current relationship and is in a very agonized state. Therefore, either they would have just ended a long term relationship or a marriage at the time when you both meet. You will probably notice a look of sadness in their face when you first meet. You will meet them near a hilly area with a lake or water body next to it and it would be late evening and the moon will be clearly seen. They will have a tendency to be overly guarded and might not communicate with you or have a tendency to keep breaking off things time and again. Be strong and believe in your connection despite the ups and downs of it. Even if you both do not ultimately unite in this lifetime, this relationship will have made you look at the intensity of what true love is all about!


If you chose Card 3:

Your soulmate is a deep and philosophical thinker who tends to be a loner. They are people who do not socialize much and are quite focused on what has happened rather than what is to come. They are quiet, calm and wise in nature and you will never hear them utter words they do not mean. It is possible they are significantly older to you as well. In their personal life they have gone through a very traumatic time with either a death in the family or relationship and have been unable to come out of that trauma. You both are not just soulmates but a more intense version called “Twin flames”. Your meeting will be in a place which has a very high vibration level such as a religious place, in the air or on top of a very high mountain. The universe is working in the background to get you two together. When you both meet, it would be instant recognition and blending of two souls. The very experience of meeting would be a divine and blissful one and after that life will never be the same again since you would have glimpsed the Divine in each other’s’ eyes. Well met! Stay tuned in future for more “Pick a card” readings!!!You are welcome to write to us about what other questions would you like the cards to answer!

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Shams News Agencies Abids, 9247750700

Crossword Bookstore Inorbit Mall, 040 4460 9521


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Oxford Book Store

Rd Number 1, Ambedkar Nagar


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Talwar cars (Volvo)

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

Renault Hyderabad

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Volkswagen Deccan

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Basheer Bagh, Tel : 23211083,

F45 Training

Musaddilal Jewellers

Film Nagar, Jubilee Hills 073067 64545

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

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

Gold’s Gym

Himayatnagar, 090000 26767

hHOSPITALS Apollo Hospitals

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

Care Hospitals

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

Rainbow Childrens Hospitals

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

Yashoda Hospital

Somajiguda, Tel : 67779000

Sunshine Hospitals

Secunderabad, 040 4455 0000

The Birthplace

Road No. 2, Banjara Hills 040 6713 9999

HOTELS ITC - Kakatiya

Krishna Pearls & Jewellers

Road No.12, Banjara Hills, 040 6599 3599

Punjagutta, Tel : 23400231 Inorbit Mall, Madhapur 098490 19163

CMR Jewellers

Patny Center, Secunderabad 9989222916

Mor Jewellers

R K Plaza, Panjagutta 040 2340 5786



Thumkunta Village, Shameerpet Tel : 27709106 / 27709104

Palm Exotica Boutique Resort & Spa

Parveda Village, Shankarpally, Tel : 42020222 / 42020444


Begumpet, Tel : 66629917 / 16


Punjagutta, 040 6678 2244


Somajiguda Circle, 040 2340 0421

CMR Shopping Mall

Patny Center, Secunderabad 9989222916

Paris de salon

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

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

Golconda resorts and spa

Naturals Unisex Salon & Spa

Cellworld Communications

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


Hitech City - Madhapur, Tel : 67676767 / 67676828

Road No. 12, Banjara Hills 040 69999403



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

Osman Sagar Lake, 040 3069 6969


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

Little Italy

Glocal Junction

Elvy Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd.

Banjara Hills : 66756666 King Koti, Tel : 66665588

Mega Mobile


Somajiguda, 040 4031 1111


Bhanoor, Near Patancheru Tel:23492350

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

Home Centre

Begumpet, Tel : 40112222.


Tel : 23448989 / 39895050


040 66620390

Hitech City, Madhapur 099668 31888

The Lounge-Cafe Coffee Day

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Road. No.1, Banjara Hills,

Big C

PVR Cinemas

Starbucks Coffee

Vertigo - The High Life



Tel : 23350130


Near NTR Gardens,

Road No.6, Banjara Hills Tel : 040 67331133

Road No.10, Banjara Hills,

Tel : 44767900

Rd. No.1, Banjara Hills,

Begumpet, Tel : 23400132 Tank Bund,Tel : 66522999



Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel

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


040 23307774/75/76

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

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

SkyPark Cafe


Road No.1, Banjara Hills,

Hard Rock Cafe

Suhani Pittie

Gvk Mall, Rd No.1 Banjara Hills, Tel : 44767770 (

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

Reddy House Mla Colony, Jubilee Hills, 040 6461 8100


MG Road, Secunderabad 040 27846770

Shamshabad - Tel : 66250000 Hitech City - Tel : 66824422

Minerva Coffee Shop

Jade Blue Dr Dog Care

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


70, Nagarjuna Hills 040 4019 4014

Cheque in favour of Bilgrami Media Pvt. Ltd.

Punjagutta X Road Tel : 66621115 / 66621116

PET CARE Blue Cross Animal Shelter

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

Olive’s Pet Clinic

DC Classifieds, Basheerbagh, 095507 25960

Petcetera Home Stays

International School, Tapovan Park, Manikonda, 098857 27269

Road No. 1,Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 040 33165688


Inorbit, Madhapur 040 4202 1111


Madhapur, 040 6453 2323

Lakme Salon

Madhapur, 040 4021 2003


Road No.1, Jubilee HIlls 040 2354 4236

SPAS Opium Spa’s

Road No. 36, Jubilee Hills, 040 6589 0269


Park Hyatt-Spa

Nanakramguda, Gachibowli, 040 49251142

Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, 040 4949 1234

China Bistro

Aura Spa

Road No.1, Jubilee Hills, 040 6516 0999

Road No.12, Banjara Hills 040 6550 0226


O2 Spa

Road No.1, Jubilee Hills, 040 6888 8681

Aamantran Hotel & Banquets Road No.12, Banjara Hills, RTC X Roads. 7997993375


GVK One Mall Banjara Hills Tel : 9959010088

SUPER MARKET Balaji Grand Bazar

Basheer Bagh, Hyderabad Tel : 040 - 23228802


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