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JUNE 2013



The Wedding



Bridezillas on a Shopping Extravaganza!

Bebo shares how nothing has changed for her post marriage

& lots more!

RNI NO.: APENG/2010/33719







Tulip Addiction 16 People of Hyderabad sharing their views

On The Cover Kareena Kapoor Khan

Cover Pic Courtesy

Lifestyle 22 Wedding Style Awards 26 Couples that make marriage look wonderful!

Special 28 The Wedding Diary 48 Traditions that make a marriage SECTIONS

14 - Month Ahead

18 - What’s New

20 - What’s Happening

74 - Hollywood

75 - Bollywood

76 - Tollywood

77 - Sports

78 - Movies

80 - Tinsel Town

102 - Fortune

Cover Story 52 An exclusive interview with Kareena Kapoor

Fashion 54 Bridezillas on a Shopping Extravaganza!!

Success Story 64 Clasping Glory of success - Shobha Sudhakar

Travel 28


66 Wedding Destinations

Automobiles 70 Great budget cars for weddings

Gizmos 72 Gadgets you can gift your groom/bride 66






We have been, updating you, covering you, and entertaining you, and now our journey has successfully completed 3 years. This wouldn’t have been possible without our lovely readers & advertisers who constantly have been loyal to TULIP. I would like to thank all our readers & advertisers for the support and love, and hope you will keep on loving us in years to come. I would also like to thank the entire team of Tulip for making this journey so special and successful. It is our anniversary and we had to get you something special, so what can be more special than a wedding, from A to Z we have covered everything you will need for this wedding season. We started of with uncovering unique traditions in different cultures, and couples who share their secret of long and successful marriage, in our life style section. In our special story, we have expert advice, reviews, tips- for your wedding invites, trousseau, bridal showers, décor, jewellery, makeup and lots more. Yet another special story where 3 bridezillas go shopping for their wedding to show you what Hyderabad has to offer for your wedding. In our special wedding awards story we picked the best dressed Hyderabadi’s from wedding circuit. The travel section gives you information on the best wedding destinations. Our automobiles section gives you the much needed information on stylish and affordable ‘budget cars’ for weddings. If you are confused on what to gift your bride or the groom, relax and check our gizmos section. I hope you enjoy this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together. We promise to keep you updated and entertained.


Esam Ahmed Bilgrami Editor & Publisher

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Ansar Ahmed Bilgrami, CEO Time just flew by, memories of the launch party are still fresh in my mind as it was just yesterday. I have seen tulip grow in front of me and I am so happy that it has successfully reached three year milestone. It is today a must-read for everyone in Hyderabad, with the information we give and people they cover, everything is nothing but best. It’s the hard work of entire team that has paid off today and I would like to congratulate each and every person who is associated with Tulip. I would like to extend my gratitude to our advertisers for their constant support and faith.


Md. Abdul Rahman, Marketing Head My journey with Tulip has been very long and pleasant. I have made many associates that keep getting me ahead in my work. When you work with an organization like this, there is constant development, building of rapport and meeting new people. I am very happy that I have been associated with Tulip for so long and congratulate the entire team, readers and advertisers on this success.

Erigi Narsing Rao, Photographer


I cannot believe that it has been three years since I started working for Tulip. Time flew so fast, as I enjoyed working at tulip. Esam sir and Aaliya madam are very supportive. I love working at tulip. It has been an amazing journey.

Mohammed Wasim Graphic Designer I have been associated with Tulip since the past 3 years as a Senior Graphic Designer. It gives me immense pride to be associated with it and the journey has been a great learning experience for me. It is a great place to work and on the anniversary of Tulip, I am filled with new zeal to continue to contribute further.

Anand Rao, Client Services I simply love the working atmosphere at Tulip. Everyone here is so chilled out and packed with full energy we have deadlines every month working in pressure is fun. We have a supportive team who’s got each other’s support always.

Md. Faheem Siddiqui Circulation Head Nupur Heda, Tarot Reader “Tulip” the name gives the meaning.. Bright, colorful and one of its kind. I definitely believe these 8 months have helped me with my future ambitions and have been worth every column, every word I have written. My aim was to become a successful tarot professional, I am now certain that this is where I ultimately want to be. It’s with the most awesome team, they go out of their way to make sure everyone is on the top of their work, and are always more than happy to help. My love for magazines began with Tulip.

Snigdha Padamata, Writer Working for Tulip has been a great experience. It helped me learn a lot and grow as a person. I feel privileged to work for Tulip. It has been a dream come true. The whole team is very supportive and helpful. I really enjoy working here.

I have been with Tulip for the past three years; it has been a splendid journey for me, with a magazine which is liked by all age groups. I wish Esam sir & Aaliyah madam all the very best and Congratulations on the 3rd anniversary.

Satpreet Kaur, Deputy Editor Tulip has been an amazing experience, it is growing and grabbing everything in city that’s worth knowing and sharing with its readers. It has given me opportunity to constantly share my views and thoughts. The very friendly and supportive management makes it even more fun to work. It seeks to entertain and update on everything from Beauty to Fashion, Cuisine to Hotels, Traveling to Partying, and not to forget our Special Sections which keeps our readers involved in a major way!

Aaliyah Ahmed Bilgrami, Director of Sales & Marketing


Swarnalatha, Copy Editor

Deepa, Contributor

Getting associated with Tulip was an accident; a sweet accident. The very first interaction marked the beginning of a beautiful association with Tulip. The team is very friendly and organized. Esam is very receptive to new ideas. Aaliyah the ever smiling is a sweetheart and the one who keeps the team united. It’s bliss to have a good team and I am extremely happy to be a part of the Tulip team.

It has always been a pleasure working with Tulip Magazine. The spirit and enthusiasm of our team is contagious. We are positive, encouraging, flexible and ever ready to experiment new topics. Creative in presentation and content is our strongest pillar. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Tulip.


Tulip is very close to my heart, and I am proud that we have completed 3 years and know there are many more to come. I would like to thank entire Tulip team, readers, and advertisers for their constant support and love for magazine. We have grown in right direction and are pleased to update, inform and entertain the crowd of Hyderabad, and promise to keep doing it. We try our best to get you something new and unique every issue, and constant feedback and reviews from our reader proudly motivates us and gives us a blissful satisfaction. Once again thank you to everyone!

Chandni Parekh, Feature Writer Marvelous would be an understatement if asked to describe my experience for working with Tulip. It’s been almost two years that I have been working here and it’s been an absolutely delightful journey. Working at Tulip is like working with an extended family. Every month working on new and different articles is as exciting as it was working for my first article. Esam sir and Aaliyah mam are extremely supportive and friendly which makes working an absolute delight.

Komal Sirwani, Feature Writer Shajahan Qureshi, Administration Working at TULIP has been a very fruitful journey. The whole team is very supportive. It has been a fabulous place to be working at. I feel very happy being part of TULIP. I appreciate the way of working at TULIP filled with calmness, zeal, joy and enthusiasm taking it to the highest step of the ladder and reaching its destination month after month. I wish a very happy Anniversary to TULIP!

I got the perfect break into journalism through Tulip Magazine. Right from learning to putting into practice, I have been treated absolutely with ease. It has been a wonderful experience and I am extremely proud and thankful to be a part of the best organizations in the city. The exposure to the city’s lifestyle has been wonderful and I hope and aim to keep our readers completely satisfied by providing them with the best of the city.



CEO Ansar Ahmed Bilgrami PUBLISHER & EDITOR Esam Ahmed Bilgrami DIRECTOR SALES & MARKETING Aaliyah Ahmed Bilgrami GRAPHIC DESIGNER Mohammed Wasim PHOTOGRAPHY Erigi Narsing Rao DEPUTY EDITOR Satpreet Kaur COPY EDITOR Swarnalata Pothapragada CONTRIBUTORS Nupur Heda, Chandni Parekh, Komal Sirwani INTERN Snigdha Padamata MARKETING HEAD Md. Abdul Rahman CIRCULATION HEAD Md. Faheem Siddiqui CLIENT SERVICE EXECUTIVE R. Anand Rao ADMINISTRATION Seema Qureshi Bhavna Sharma PUBLICATION CONSULTANT Raghurama Raju Kalidindi MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION Shams News Agencies For Advertisements Call : 040- 42407214,8121582682 RNI No. APENG/2010/33719 Edited, Printed, Published & Owned by : Esam Ahmed Bilgrami # 3-5-121/E/1/6/2/A, Ramkote, Street No. 3, Haseen Villa, Hyderabad - 500001, Andhra Pradesh. And Printed at Caxton Offset Pvt. Ltd. 11-5-416/3,Redhills, Lakdikapool, Hyderabad-500004, A.P. Published at Bilgrami Media Pvt. Ltd., # 1-8-308/2/2, Haseen Plaza, Near Modi Ford Showroom, Begumpet, Hyderabad - 500016.

All rights reserved. Republishing in whole or part without written permission is prohibitted. All photographs, unless otherwise indicated, are used for illustrative purpose only. Publisher and Executive Editor’s Note: We make every effort to publish the magazine that is informative, entertaining and free of errors. We regret any omissions or inaccuracies, which are entirely unintentional. Please do bring to our notice any article that may be incorrect, or any photograph erroneously published. Also, we would be pleased to include any article or photograph that warrants our attention. We believe in the spirit of this city and its lively people and do hope our content bring only smiles on our reader’s face. As always, your suggestions are welcome.



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4 Summer Internship & Training Program By Innovians Technologies Tel: +91-9560604129, 8447802227



Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl and Gem Fair Time: 10:00 am Venue: Hitex, Hyderabad Tel: +91 44 4553 0071/2/3

6 Last day of Steak and beer At Arena Road no. 1, Taj Deccan, Banjara Hills Tel: 040-66523939

Australian Coffee – Indian Art Time: 9:30 AM Venue: Di Bella Coffee, Mezzanine Floor, Lakshmi Nissan Building, Road No. 36, Jubilee Hills. Tel: 9949720005

Photography Workshop by Jayesh Sheth The Darkroom Venue: Marriot Hyderabad Contact: silverstreamfilms@


Summer Splash for Kids Time: 10:00 AM Venue: Taj Banjara, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills Tel: 9949077772, 040 - 66669999

15 Theatre show: The Open Couple 7:30 pm, La Makaan Road no. 1, Lane adjacent to C-Bay, Banjara Hills. Tel: 09642731329




Masala Bhangra Sat Jun 22 2013 at 10:00 am Venue : Ozone, Hyderabad, India

Salsa Sessions 360 Degrees, Road no.36, Tata Chroma Building, Jubilee Hills. Tel: 040-23552360, 09000111360.

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The Thrillionaire Workshop With Nik Halik Time: 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM Venue: Taj Deccan, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills Tel: 09396555888


Basic German Language Course 22-24th June, Time: 6:30 AM - 8:45 AM Venue: Goethe Zentrum 20, Journalist’s Colony, Banjara Hills Tel: 040- 23350443



Pre Pregnancy Care for Couples Venue: The Birthplace, Road No. 2, Banjara Hills Timings: 3pm to 4.30pm Tel: 9885569459

Launchpad’s short film festival Tel: +91 9885106789 Email:


Yoga for expecting couple Venue: The birthplace, Road No. 2, Banjara Hills Time: 3:00pm to 4:30 pm Tel: +91 9885569459


Parinati – Solo Dance Drama Venue: Saptaparni, Banjara Hills Time: Starts at 7pm Contact: 09960941505



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Certified Scrum Master Training 24-25th June, Timings: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Venue: Hyatt Hyderabad Gachibowli, Road No 2, I.T. park, Nanakramguda, Gachibowli.

29 Midnight Buffet Venue: Viva, Begumpet Tel: 040-67252626

List your events for the next month in our monthly calender. Send your event details with pictures to

Surfacing – A Ceramic Exhibition By Akila Timings: 4pm – 9pm Venue: opposite to Golkonda Resorts and Spa, Gandipet. Tel: +91-9989425825



REVIEWS Tulip is a beautifully crafted glossy lifestyle magazine, which has made a mark for itself in a short span of time despite the presence of so many others and has managed to keep the quality the same throughout. Tulip has shared some of the most touching experiences which inspire us. For me personally, it has been a pleasure to be on the cover of the magazine. Shilpa Reddy, Entrepreneur

Tulip Wishing Tulip a very happy third anniversary. Tulip is one of the best magazines in Hyderabad. It is very entertaining. The content is very interesting and highly informative. Ishita Singh,Fashion Designer

”I would like to congratulate Tulip magazine and its readers on its 3rd anniversary. Tulip is one of the most informative magazines on fashion, glamour, lifestyle and entertainment for the city of Hyderabad. The covers are beautiful, content is smart, ideas are fresh, and features well thought out. Tulip’s information on new products, current trends and happenings makes it a perfect resource to meet the needs of the people of Hyderabad. Best wishes and congratulations to the entire team of Tulip on this very special occasion.” Rana Daggubati, Actor

Tulip is an amazing magazine. It has achieved a lot in very short span. Tulip is unique in its own way and has an interesting voice, through which it represents the city. It has right amount of information, glamour and involvement of readers. I wish Tulip all the very best. Jwala Gutta, Badminton Player

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Tulip is a really good magazine. I actually go through the updates. There is a lot of information regarding fashion, events and the city culture. Tulip is one of the best magazines in the city. Congratulations on the success of the magazine. Natasha, Fashion model

Tulip Magazine is now a part and parcel of Hyderabad social fabric! It’s a visual delight. It covers every event in city in a trendy way. I feel privileged to be a part of this monthly glossy. I wish Tulip good luck. Cheers. Samia Alam Khan, Entrepreneur

I read only a few magazines and Tulip is one of them. The quality is really good. There is good amount of information. It is a great magazine and one of my personal favorites. The whole team of tulip is very friendly and nice. It was a pleasure working with them. Sadhna Singh, Model

Tulip gives you a nice impression on the first look. It has lots of color, the picture quality is good and the cover is glossy. It has an attraction that no magazine has. As soon as you see the magazine in the stands, you just want to pick it up and read. Tulip covers a wide range of topics from food, travel, fashion, people to what all is happening in the city. It’s a wonderful magazine.

Tulip is one of the best magazines in the city. The way it covers people, their lives and personalities is amazing. Tulip can be used as a benchmark for all the other magazines. It has made a huge place in all the magazine stands. It is an universal magazine. I wish the very best to the whole team of tulip and many more years of success to come.

Shalini Badrukha, Fashion Designer

I want to congratulate Tulip for their grand success. Tulip is one of the best magazines in the city. It has a lot of information and is a very interesting magazine. It covers the best and the most happening parties in the city. I love going through the entertainment and automobiles section. The listings have been very helpful to me. I wish Tulip all the very best and many more years of success to come.




Tulip represents Hyderabad. It is much updated about the city and its people. It is a very upbeat magazine. I always enjoy reading it. All the Hyderabadi’s swear by this magazine.

Ashwin Mawle, Fashion model and Stylist

Sanjana, Actor Tulip is an informative Hyderabad’s lifestyle magazine. It has lots of color and it is very entertaining. My personal favorites are the fashion and cuisine section which help me explore new places and cuisines all over Hyderabad, since I am a fashion-freak and a die-hard food lover.

Rahul Haridas, Actor Congratulations on completing three successful years. I have been a personal witness to Tulip’s journey upwards. For me Tulip is a comprehensive magazine as it touches all facets of life. My favorite is the expedition section as it gives insight to new destinations across varied geographies. It also keeps you abreast with the happenings and trends around the city. I wish the team of Tulip all the very best and keep up the good work. Reet Sahu, Mrs. India International

Namita Kanodia, Entrepreneur

Tulip is a great magazine. I like what’s new and what’s happening a lot as they keep me updated with everything that is going on in Hyderabad. I also like the lifestyle and entertainment section a lot. Last month’s mother’s day special issue was an amazing read. It was brilliant and heart touching. I wish Tulip team good luck. Jitendra Chauhan CMD, Jade Blue

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Take A Look At the Newly Launched Forever New Launched in Hyderabad


Forever New is a fashion clothing and accessories brand. The brand celebrates the feminine beauty of women, a signature style flowing through every creative element. Its collections are inspired by global trends in art, film, music and theatre, haute couture runway shows in Paris, London, Milan and New York. Forever New creative teams work collaboratively to create unique harmonious collections, presented beautifully in elegant store environments for the shopping pleasure of the valued customers. They recently opened a new store in Hyderabad at Jubilee Hills, Road no.36. This store features the best of Forever New’s summer collection, from party dresses to formal tops, it has all of it.

For the latest collection of hand bags and clutches Uber9 is the place to go. This newly opened store has a wide variety of hand bags, wallets, clutches and travel bags, ranging from Rs. 3,000 – Rs. 20,000. Uber9 features international brands like Guess, Da Milano, Delsy and Chemo. They also have belts for both women and men. LOCATION – Studio No. 2, GPC Business Centre, 8-2-686/ D/B-4/1, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad Ph: 040-23390215

Nagarjuna inaugurates Namma Veedu Vasanta Bhavan Vasanta Bhavan, an international chain of restaurants opened in Banjara Hills. The inauguration was done by one of the most popular celebrity chef, Akkineni Nagarjuna who is famed not only for his acting and business skills but also for his culinary skills. Mr. Vamsi who is behind some of the most popular restaurants in Hyderabad since last 15 years including the immensely popular Liquids is one of the promoters of this initiative. Apart from the new outlet in Banjara Hills, 5 more outlets are getting ready in Hyderabad including at Madhapur, Kukatpally & Secunderabad. The outlet will serve high quality, nutritious, multi cuisine, homely vegetarian food. Cuisines include South Indian, North Indian and Chinese. Coffees and chat are served through the day. Vasanta Bhavan is value for money with its menu of high traditional standards available at great prices. Vasanta Bhavan presently has over twenty outlets in Chennai, London and Abu Dhabi. LOCATION – Door No. 8-2-289/8/1, Beside Bn Reddy Colony, Road No. 14, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034 Ph: +919885380350, 9959861506

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LOCATION - Jubilee Towers, Plot No. 789/A, Road No. 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad – 500033.

Schwarzkopf Unisex Salon Alexander Group of Salon in association with Schwarzkopf Professional launches its first unisex salon as an addition to its 75 year legacy of salon chains in Hyderabad. The salon was inaugurated by south superstar Nitin. The salon will offer trendy cuts, host of color rituals and an exemplary experience, using premium products from the Schwarzkopf Professional bouquet. Mr.Vijaykanth, owner of Alexander group of salon, said “Every season, new styles are introduced in the hair Industry. Unisex Styling Studio will pioneer in innovative looks and style and better customer management in the new era of business”. The studio offers various services like- hair styling, hair spa treatments, spa pedicure- manicure; make up, nail bar, tattoo, body piercing, makeover etc. Commenting on the launch, Mr. Murali Sundar, General Manager, Henkel Beauty Care Professional said “Alexander Group of Salons is one of the most reputed salon chains in Hyderabad with an experience of 75 years in the Salon industry. Schwarzkopf professional is associated with this pioneering group for over 10 years now. We are overwhelmed to extend our support and services as the Alexander team expands their network into providing the first wholesome experience for men and women under one roof”. LOCATION – Near Diamond Point, Secunderabad, Hyderabad – 500003. Ph: +918019557677


CITY Mebaz Summer Wedding Collection

Hyderabad’s favorite brand has once again come to steal the hearts of fashion lovers. Mebaz is here to introduce its much awaited Summer Wedding Collection 2013 in Hyderabad by actress Priyanka Rao. Besides its innovative designs and collections for every occasion, Mebaz is showcasing Summer Wedding collection-2013, which comprises of Ghagras, Kurtis, Salwar Suits, sarees for women and Sherwanis, Shirts, Trousers, Suits, Fabrics for men with a variety of designs and cool colors. The summer collection showcased by male and female models looked sensational and expressive. The collection which boasts of the designer & trendy stuff suited exactly to the fashion scenario of the Hyderabadi summer. Mebaz which has given the most luxurious collections for every occasion has now stepped into a new collection of clothing introducing the heat resistant outfits for its shoppers. In this occasion, Actress Priyanka Rao who was the show stopper expressed her big heart to the launch. She claimed that she desires for the Mebaz because of its marvelous dressmakers and incomparable latest collections.

Road Safety & Accident Prevention Campaign launch by Apollo Hospitals and Hyderabad Traffic Police & GHMC

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad Traffic Police & GHMC launches the awareness campaign on ‘Road Safety and accident prevention. The campaign was launched by Shri Ch.D.Tirumala Rao, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad, Shri M.T Krishna Babu IAS, Commissioner GHMC Shri C.V.Anand, Additional Commissioner (traffic) Hyderabad, Mrs. Sangita Reddy, Executive Director, Apollo Hospitals. Sunrisers Hyderabad Team – V.V.S.Laxman, Kumar Sangakara, Chris Lynn, Dale Steyn, Akshath Reddy, Ashish Reddy, Hanuma Vihari & Dwaraka Ravi Teja were also present. L&T Metro Rail, NTV News Channel and BIG FM Radio have collaborated to take the campaign across to general public.

Secunderabad Club May Queen Ball 2013 The night was young and bustling with energy. The girls looked ravishing in their dainty dresses while the men flamboyantly flaunted their dapper suits. One of the most awaited events of the year - The Annual May Queen Ball 2013, was held at Secunderabad club. Excited youngsters were all gung-ho about who will win this year’s coveted title and amidst a whole lot of applause, sighs and gasps, judge Zara Shah crowned Swati as the winner, Poornima as the first runner up and Anamika the second runner-up. The stylishly dressed Niloufer walked away with the Seagram’s Blender’s Pride “Style Icon” Award. Post the pageant, club patrons hit the dance floor and were spotted having a nice time, slow dancing to some soft numbers.

Salute the Real life soldiers who have always stood up for women

As part of a unique initiative by Gillette, men from Hyderabad and across the country were invited to come forward to be a Soldier for Women. For decades now, men across the nation have exhibited the values of camaraderie, courage, integrity, discipline, respect and standing up for women and this movement aims at bringing likeminded men together to imbibe these values, and be a solider for women. Commenting on Gillette’s Soldier for Women initiative Chitrangada Singh said: “I have always had virtuous men around me, so I can confidently say that most men are men of honor. I believe that this movement will invoke in all men the courage to respect and stand up for women. I also urge women to recognize and celebrate the real life soldiers in their life who have relentlessly come forward to stand up for them. I salute the Soldiers for Women.” Jwala Gutta added: “I am exceptionally happy to be a part of this distinctive effort to inspire more soldiers for women. Many men have displayed courage by standing up for women in various situations. I salute the real-life soldiers and urge all men to come forward and pledge their support to this endeavor.”

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We have seen many trends come and go, many who do it right and some who just get it all wrong. But in this article we have all those stylish people who got it all right with perfect balance of glamour and grace. Satpreet Kaur gives you a look at all those who attended different weddings with charm and style!

Best Dressed Neha brings out the diva in her, with perfect balance of style and glamour. The silver lace sari teamed with sheer neck blouse is a total winner. With perfect makeup and accessory she sure must have turn lot of heads.

Timeless beauty Prasuna Reddy, Yet again with a statement neckpiece and a stunning sari she has hit the right glamour quotient. It’s a perfect outfit for cocktail or any evening function, especially when carried out with such grace.

Picture perfect Qutub alam khan opted for a conventional suit teamed with white shirt and red tie. The unbuttoned blazer gives it a casual look and makes it perfect for any occasion.

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Perfectionist Ruqiyah is perfect top to toe. Perfect hair, perfect neon combination of green pink and not to forget the gotta work, and her neatly painted toes with perfect pair of footwear. All we have to say is she has a superb taste in fashion and knows how to follow it. Lady with Elan Pinky Reddy’s every step shows confidence and poise , the lady dressed in a soft pink suit, with silver emblishment teamed smartly with pearl jewellery and potli bag.

Style diva Sneha dons a bright neon lehanga with an orange embellished duppatta and blouse. With minimal make up and jewellery her outfit gains all attention and makes her look outstanding.



Pathani Style Ram Charan Tej walked in an out and out black pathan suit that matched his manly aura.

Sophisticated Sunilla Etti who chose purple Silk sari showers the epitome of sophistication, teamed with golden blouse, gold and pearl jewellery that makes the look just perfect for an evening do.

Neon queen Jasmine the new bride chose to stick to neon trend with bright pink, purple and green. The attire is stylish and yet very traditional. Teamed with right amount of accessory and makeup, gives her perfect bridal look.

Stylish Ashu Gauri chose the ultra chic purple and red blouse teamed with a yellow and white net sari, engraved with a lace which adds ample substance to the sari. The glow and blush on her face just makes her look outstandingly beautiful.

Simplicity at its best Shalini Boopal chose a simple yet elegant look, the grey makes it simple but the shimmer border, light work on the drape, perfect cut embellished blouse and not to forget the emerald jewellery makes it a perfect evening wear.

Classy lad Gavin in a Black jodhpuri with a dash of purple has shown how one can look just right with a simple outfit. Jodhpuri is a perfect traditional yet smart choice for any do.

Bold and Beautiful Tejaswani Chowdhari went bold and opted for the color of the seasonFuschia, it is bold and yet traditional, a combination very rare and difficult to carry off well. With her personality and choice of colors she sure is an experimenter who knows how to do it right.

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A Day From The Diary Dimple Agarwal , is a self made woman. She manages th e Co pro rate resp on sibilities of her husban d’ s business. Be it partying or socializing, she enjoys life to th e co re.

Pawan Kakar is the director of sa les an d marketing at Rad isson blu. He is a man living his dream life. Bo rn an d br ought up in Delhi, he alw ays wanted to get into the hospitality ind ustry.

People Who Impressed Us is ta Chakravarti Shona Nivedi s ve lie be d an nt epen de charismatic, ind as h uc od life. As M in living the go tual , she has a spiri ing rty she loves pa the in r ve lie be a firm side too. She is an d hard work. tenets of karma

d is cheerfu l an Dolly Gurbani is e sh ce fa iling has a fo rever sm he S r. ne sig de ry a niche jewelle of jewellery fo r has been in field now. almost 15 years Shipra Ghand hi is a cheerfu l la dy who no t on ly sp reads beauty with her smile but also with her work. Pampered to the co re, she is a ha ppy woman. Shipra works with he r mo ther who runs the “Shivani be auty parlo r,” is a perfe ct woman.

ner. His an interio r desig Amir Sharma’s is belief d an ork, passion honesty, hard w has ts cu t or sh s no ith that success ha W er. far in his care ve boug ht him this mo to ns Amir pla these ideologies ahead in his life.

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Niroop Kumar R eddy is an arch itect an d lives life to his ru les. He is a fami ly man an d tries spen ding a lo t of time with th em. His wife is an interio r designer an d they bo th bond over work an d th eir social life.

Shoai b Mirza w ho heads the Mirza group of construction s, is a fami ly man, father of one year old an d pe rson of deep faith.

e to fu llest, man living his lif a is ni pa al M p Sandee rtance to fami ly gives great im po ho w n rso pe a an d frien ds as iders his fami ly e to nature, values an d cons loves to be clos He . ts se as t es his bigg loves partying. with frien ds an d e tim ity al qu d spen 24 JUNE, 2013

Amu lya Reddy is a beautiful young woman, w ith many dreams . She is easy go ing an d frien dly. She is a part of Meridian kids; she loves to be around kids. She is a to tal fitness freak.

Brinda Prasad is spiritual an d a ve ry fami ly oriented person. She he ads Wedmantra that is into wedding planning. Her crea tivity an d desire to satisfy her clien ts drives her.

People Who Redefined Love and Bonding

1. Oneness is the secret of everything: Vishal and Neha Khurana, deep in love have the best marriage with a marvelous compatibility level. 2. Love conquers everything : Vibha and Anand Mehta were the longest friends ever and then got married. Their life is beautiful and friendship remains to be essential in their relationship. 3. Love on the go : Jitender and Neha, love is really on the go! The couple makes sure to catch up, whichever way possible. 4.Saif and Aafreen this deeply in love romantic couple, are definitely attention turners and have every reason to be called as a perfect example of ideal couple. 5. A perfect bonding!! Prem and Sarita Kapoor gave us a glance at their lives, and a family that they are proud of. They are a perfect as couple and you will see them completing each other’s sentences. 6. In the name of love : Ashwin and Trushna Tibrewala, are one such couple who fell in love with each other at a young age and fought every odd to be together forever. 7. When she said – ‘I do‘ : When two souls which are destined to be together find each other, their streams of light flow together



and single brighter light goes forth. Girish and Shruti Malpani showed how beautiful their journey has been and will always be. 8. A Hearty Affair : She says we are alike, but Koyal is talkative and Anoop is shy. This young couple fought every odd to be what they are today- happily married! 9. Two souls with a single thought, two hearts that beat as one : It was an absolute ‘no-no’ business from Ashu’s and Vicky’s side before they met for the sake of their parents, and a supposedly 5- 10 minutes chat, turned out to be happy ever after. 10. A bond by Birth : Such is role of a daughter and a mother in each other's life. Nikanti Shreedevi and her mother, Mrs. Preeti share bonding just like any mother daughter, strong, sometimes complex, and friendly and most important motivating to stay ahead in life. 11. A Mother, son Bond : An impeccable mother and best friend of her son relation, will put a smile on your face - Sushila and Ronak Bakodia. 12. Love is perfect and so are we : Saif and Moona, stand out and give us a reason to believe in the archaic and long forgotten principles of togetherness and bonding JUNE, 2013 25



Couples that make marriage look wonderful…

arriage is a beautiful word. But as wonderful as it sounds and as beautiful getting married is, the road to sharing a journey of lifetime together is not as easy as it seems. Couples these days are missing the most important word in their marriage, compromise which does not really mean sacrifice. It is just coming to a favorable situation that keeps both partners happy in a relationship. These days, compromise is something no one wants to do and adjustments are just not happening. Nobody wants to let go of their self and lead a life as a partner with someone. However, there have been marriages in the past that prove to the world, that a little adjustment, compromise without sacrificing any needs or wants of either can help make a marriage really turn into a beautiful journey. In such a marriage where both partners are ready to take in their differences, be a part of each other’s problems and happy times and yet let each other stay the individual they are, even though the road is bumpy and with a lot of speed breakers, life seems good in such marriages. Komal Sirwani approached a few Hyderabadi couples who have been married for a long time and still going strong to share their experiences.


How long have you been married? 40 Years Importance of marriage in your lives? Marriage is an important part of life, it’s a partnership. You form a companion with who you choose to share love and togetherness. Your views on the journey so far with each other? Our journey so far together has been beautiful and made us believe that marriage is an institution in which both the partners have equal role to play to make it a success. There must be mutual trust, tolerance, understanding by both and let space to express emotions openly. Something about each other? Mr. Surinder Pal Singh Saluja and Mr. Surinder Pal Singh: She Mrs. Manjeet Kaur Saluja. takes care of the home front, she was largely responsible for bringing up of the children, being a post graduate in Mathematics she has handled the kids’ education as well. She supervised the construction of our home way back in 1987. I supported her as and when needed and took care of the financials. Mrs. Singh: He has been a great support and has always helped me, whether it was in bringing up our children or anything else. He has always taken good care of me and the family. Suggestions to new generation couples? Always have the love and commitment in your relationship. Let there be humility, patience & forgiveness between two people. Have proper communication, give each other your time, trust each other and always be selfless in relationship.

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How long have you been married? 35 Years Importance of marriage in your lives? Marriage means a lot of stability, emotional security, togetherness, great companionship and a lot of love. Your views on the journey so far with each other? Our journey so far has been beautiful. For us marriage is about two people being in tune with each other. Not necessary always gazing at each other but looking together towards the same direction. Marriage is something that makes two people one and whether good or bad, everything should be acceptable. Something about each other? Mr. Navneet Pittie: She is loving, caring and sharing and that’s what makes her the perfect one for me. Mrs. Vinita Pittie: I place a lot of trust on him. Whatever is missing in me is there in him and whatever is not there in him is present in me. Together we complete each other and make one great person. Suggestions to new generation couples? Give each other everything you have but also don’t forget to give other person the space and let the other person have his or her individuality. Don’t derive love to logic and never let anyone come in between two people. Also, let go of your ego to have a strong bond with each other. Mr. Navneet Pittie and Mrs Vinita Pittie


SPECIAL A few hundred guests, several days of feasts and, occasionally, near bankruptcy for the hosts under a tent that’s the size of a cricket field who help themselves to dish a buffet of more than 40 items. The tents that are crimson chiffon, the ceiling of purple satin inset with sequin stars, the drapes and the throw cushions of silk. The place heated by chandeliers, lanterns, and spotlights. Music, dhol and fresh flowers making the crowd seem fresh. These are how wedding festivities in India look. With the wedding season all set, the couples are ready to step into a new chapter of life, the relatives are in full spirit to plan and party. Satpreet Kaur with few experts helps you with few essentials that every bride, groom and family should know to make wedding a special memory.

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Bridal Shower Ideas

A bridal shower is the perfect occasion to ‘shower’ the bride with love, best wishes and fabulous gifts. Whether practical or unusual, pick a theme that will help everyone get into.

A day at the Jiva spa will transport you The well trained experts equipped with elite natural products and a tender approach wellness take you back to the Nizam time and make you experience the royal era. Location: Taj Falaknuma Palace, Engine Bowli. Ph : 66298585, 66298621

Hyatt Hyderabad offers modern rooms with large bay windows and a spa. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and stateof-the-art fitness centre. The spacious hyatt Spa offers a variety of beauty treatments. Yoga and personal fitness classes can also be arranged. Location : Hyatt Hyderabad Gachibowli. Ph : 44508888, 44508716, 44508880.

The central theme of the bar is the creation of an over-scaled and highly faceted structure that boldly references the multiple facets of a gem. The idea is abstracted by creating a dramatic faceted labyrinth that dynamically and unpredictably envelopes the entire space. Seating moulds into walls and then onto the ceiling. Monotones of copper and champagne are offset with certain facets in bronzed mirror. Sharp edges of the faceted walls are softened by the luxury of padded fabric. Location : Carbon, The Park Hotel Ph : 44990000 JUNE, 2013 29



Engagement Rings Falling in love can take your breath away. And when the love of your life gets down on his knee, says all of the right things, and asks you to marry him, it can take your breath away all over again - especially when there is a flawless, diamond sparkling before you. Have you ever wondered why it is worn on the fourth finger of the left hand? The tradition came about because of the belief that “the vein of love” runs directly from this finger to the wearer’s heart. Engagement rings today are far more than a piece of beautiful jewellery on a woman’s left hand promising “I Do;” they are works of art with no boundaries, especially when it comes to the setting, mounting and faceting of the stone. For these reasons, designers are making it easy for a woman to fall in love with their pieces. Many trusted jewellers will be happy to tell you about the 4Cscarat, color, clarity and cut-but a select few elevate the experience of shopping for an engagement ring to an entirely different level. Take time and individually analyze the perfection of each diamond’s cut and proportions, as well as its natural transparency to ensure that every diamond will catch the light and sparkle gloriously with fire, life and brilliance. Prashant Gupta, Owner of Musaddilal JewelMusaddilal Jewellers & Expoters offers lers & Exporters Pvt. Ltd., you a wide variety of engagement rings. They have an amazing range from Rubies, Emeralds to diamonds. These rings are personification of elegance and style.

The perfect gift from a woman to a man when he is promising her forever When you think of watches let Kamal Watches be your first choice, they offer a wide range of watches from high end brands to daily wear casuals for both men and women.

Neeraj Totla, Owner Kamal Watch Nagarjuna Circle, Road No.1, Banjara Hills. Ph : 66463311, 66463313 30 JUNE, 2013

The tradition of exchanging gifts on the first day of your wedding life is an optional one, but it is also one that should definitely not be overlooked. While a groom can’t go wrong with purchasing his bride jewellery -think diamond jewellery, a pearl cocktail ring, or even precious stone earrings-women have a more limited scope of options, cufflinks, stud sets and tie bars are all classic choices, but a watch-particularly a collector’s watch, one that is a limited edition, or simply your fiancé’s favorite brand-can become a prized possession for years to come. These gifts should be looked at as investment pieces that can later become family heirlooms. Like a fine wine, a good watch becomes more valuable with age. When choosing a watch for your groom, consider his lifestyle, taste and personal preferences when it comes to things like the metal used for the case, the size of the face, the material used for the bracelet, the appearance of the dial, and if he would prefer automatic or quartz movement or for it to be manual winding. To customize it all the more consider engraving the back with a personal message or sentiment. Remember that watches are no longer being used solely for their utilitarian purpose and that over the centuries they have actually evolved into a fashion statement speaking volumes about its wearer and his status. Coincidentally this also lends them as the perfect gift, even for the man that already has everything.

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Bridal Glitterati There is no bride without jewellery , it can be classy and minimal, traditionally layered, gold or diamonds. Jewellery shopping is beautiful but challenging time for a bride, choosing that perfect bridal jewellery that will make you centre of attraction and yet be a good investment, is a task in itself. We bring you what few experts have to say on how a bride must choose and wear her jewellery, after all there is nothing as scintillating as few glittering pieces for a women especially a bride, so read on and keep dazzling.

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Available at Tibarumal Ramnivas, Road No. 36, Jubilee Hills. Ph : 9848050300, 39996000

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Menaka Agarwal the passionate store designer and one of the managing directors from Tansi by Vijay Anand Jewellers. I believe "everything that is old is gold again ". Wedding jewellery is meant to complement the bridal dress. Seek out bridal jewellery in modern versions of classic styles. Tansi Tips before buying your jewels. 1. Go for custom made jewellery. 2. Measure for the perfect size. 3. Jewellery should match your style, face cut as well as wedding dress. 4. Brides should opt for light weight earrings as she’ll be wearing it for long hours. 5. Always try your jewellery before the wedding to check all the screws, prongs & clips are well fitted. Tansi Tips after wearing your jewellery 1. First clip the jewellery properly. 2. Never spray perfumes after wearing the jewellery, especially with Kundan jewellery Tansi diamond offers 1. Cleaning your diamond jewellery 2. Consult program that advises you the right jewellery for every occasion to stay classy. 3. Transform your old designs into new with your prices. 4. Tansi diamonds motto is to provide high end wedding jewellery in affordable prices. 32 JUNE, 2013

By Varuna D Jani Varuna D Jani A woman should wear jewellery to enhance her look, it should be a part of her rather than catching all attention and looking different on the whole. A bride should wear the jewellery she feels happy in, jewellery that expresses who she is and what she feels, more as an extension of her personality. A person should buy jewellery keeping in mind his/ her personality, face shape, and not to forget life style. The jewellery for a bride largely depends on what kind of person she is, but most important is budget. Budgeting your jewellery is most crucial and initial step to be taken with utmost care. You need to jot down the amount and further decide for your main jewellery that will include your neck piece, earrings, ring and bangle’s think today’s brides are very sensible, savvy, well aware, sophisticated and contemporary. I would suggest brides to go for modular jewellery, it is best option and can be used in various ways. People should keep their budget in mind and accordingly shop for their trousseau first and then go for jewellery. Even if you are going for a traditional look, your jewellery can add a modern twist. A bride’s jewellery should have, a pair of daily wear diamond or gold earrings, chandelier earrings, bangles, a bracelet, cocktail ring, and a daily wear ring apart from basic neckpieces. “Not everything that is showstopper is beautiful”.



Moni Agarwal A wedding isn’t a single day; its significance is far greater. A wedding connotes the lifelong commitment & togetherness of two individuals, voluntarily, forming a union of eternal matrimony. For the Bride, one of the most important aspects of this crucial life-event is her wedding jewellery. The jewellery she chooses has to match her bridal ensemble, its a statement she makes through her ornaments, of her love, commitment style, fashion, and point of view. The jewellery for the bride, is of paramount importance, and must necessarily be selected, crafted, and worn, in accordance with what is most fitting for the various functions within the wedding.

My own views of a bride’s jewellery are strong, but simple. I feel that a wedding merits an emphatic, grandiose gesture and what better to reflect this through the jewellery Hence, a diamond choker, an elaborate kundan set, a grand & embellished neck piece - is mandatory. An excellent option is Temple Jewellery. Its grandeur, value stuns and makes a style statement. It is auspicious and therefore extremely appropriate for the occasion as well. Nakshi & Pachi designs and pieces combine elegance, class, sophistication as well as a bold statement of marital bliss, luck, and grandeur like few other jewellery styles. These I feel are a great route to take, for any bride. Lastly, many brides and families, even though they are able to put together extremely vivid and superb pieces for the main wedding-ornamentation, tend to be at a loss when it comes to the jewellery for the immediate aftermath of the wedding itself. Here I feel that the jewellery should be muted immediately. There is no problem in wearing jewellery and making a statement - but it should be a subtle, delicate, understated and aesthetic jewellery. I have had the rare privilege of working closely and in conjunction with MBS jewellery at Basheerbagh, and I am very proud to share that my collection of jewellery at the store will provide the perfect one-stop shop solution for wedding jewellery. Choose your wedding and bridal jewellery very carefully. Let it be bold & beautiful.

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Looking the best on the Big day Looking sensational on your wedding day isn’t just a matter of finding a great dress and getting a gorgeous updo. It comes from mapping out a beauty regimen that not only makes you look the best you can, but makes you feel relaxed and confident as well. To begin, envision yourself on the big day. What do you see? Something dramatic? Glamorous? Graceful? It’s always helpful to be able to intelligently share style ideas with your beauty professionals. Before you start ripping your favorite pages out of beauty magazines, look at favorite pictures of yourself. Maybe your eyes or your full lips make you stunning -- or perhaps you loved the rosy glow in your cheeks that day. After you know what it is that you love about yourself, you can then look to others for beauty inspiration. Look at the big picture of the wedding, Where you’re marrying and what time of day will affect the beauty specifics: A wedding on a beach might call for a bronze and dewy look. An evening affair always requires more drama against dim lighting. Consider your wedding style. Is it vintage? City sophisticate? Whether you’re going for a natural look or for something more lavish, chances are you’ll definitely want to put your best face forward on your wedding day.

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He is a man who brings the best in you. Sumant Arigela is an ace hair stylist and makeup artist. Be it the superstars or the sizzling heroines he has given his midas touch to many. With his Salon Haven, Sumant arigela has spread the secrets of beauty to everyone. He has travelled across the globe and with his rich experience and exposure he blends different styles and cultures, thus redefining beauty. • Avoid trying new products as your wedding day nears. This is because you surely do not want an allergy or an inflammation on the skin due to any products that does not suit your skin.

Make-up, Hair & Fashion Stylist She has been styling celebrities for past 11 years and specializes in dramatic eye make-up. She won all awards last year as most creative makeup artist and has done Big Fat Weddings in Hyderabad like Rukmini Reddy’s daughter‘s wedding at Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad and Vini and Venkatesh’s wedding. She has also done make up for Ambani’s granddaughter Nayantara Kothari, the Mittals, Goenkas, and Vardhan family Weddings. And now she is here to give you an expert advice for your D. day. The first essential tip for a bride is to get her look right from head to toe. So don’t shy away in speaking and consulting various professionals, like cascade hair, flawless skin that are considered to be a dream come true, can be achieved by looking after yourself with exercise to get in shape, facials, detox a bit, do yoga for stress relief. You could be fair or whitish, enhancing your features and persona will bring out the best, so start with vegetable juice detox to cleanse your inner self so you are radiant from within and then of course you glow externally, go for makeup which is radiant but natural, also keep your hair stylish so even if the makeup is minimal you still look fantastic. Remember less is more. It’s very important to keep your skin hydrated and nourished. Quick Tip-Use cold unboiled milk with saffron and turmeric to brighten your skin. Use rosewater ice cubes before makeup which gives you a fresh look and make you look like a million bucks. Ojas Rajani-9821117259

• Using an exfoliating face wash helps skin to remove dead cells and rejuvenate. • Drinking water hydrates the skin. Drink at least one - two liters water every day. • Spend time at spa to de-stress and relax so that you are all geared up for the wedding day. • Remember that relaxing will help your skin glow. • Remember to remove the makeup in case you have put any the night before your wedding. • Remember to take in fresh air. Your skin needs to breathe as well. • Apply a lip balm regularly so that the lips are maintained smooth and well moisturized. • Rub ice on your skin before applying makeup so that your makeup stays for long hours. • Usually, bridal makeup is in bright shades due to the draining effect of artificial lighting. But care should also be taken that the makeup is not too jazzy or glittery. Sumant : 9581232418 Tamanna is professional & a premium Make-Up and Hair Artistry brand. They excel in bringing out your inner beauty to surface, hence personifying your charm, character and personality. They firmly believe that creativity and versatility are the essential components in every service that they provide. Experiment with different makeup look / hairstyles, but then choose the one you are most comfortable with. Slightly dirty / greasy hair will give your hair some grip and it will stay in place all night. Do your consultation rounds with your makeup artist keeping in mind how it would look in wedding pictures. Do not to go overboard with blush as your cheeks would be flushed all night and then you would look too red in person and pictures. Go for a Waterproof Volume Mascara because it makes lashes look super-lush, stay all night long and comes off easily with eye makeup remover. Get your brows done a few days before the wedding so they don’t look red or bumpy on the big day. Cut out salt from your diet to avoid puffiness around your eyes and face and see a big difference in the contours of your face. Do try sexy and sophisticated curly hairstyle. Side-swept bangs will make you the most fashionable bride of the season. JUNE, 2013 Tamanna : 9866121121




Out Of The Box

Trousseau packing

If unconventional is your choice then visit OUT OF THE BOX it might just be what you need and is full of surprises. The store is run by Ishika Sabharwal & Avneet Arora gift designers and chocolatier.They specialise in chocolate bouqets, ring carriers for engagement, cash gift covers,saree bags, fruit baskets, return gifts and customised gifts. Location : G-11, Skill Spectrum, Beside TTD Mandir, Himayathnagar, Ph : 9885066080 9177770901

It is the specialized packaging for wedding gifts given to the bride and her to-be family including her husband. These gifts are ceremoniously given away a few days before marriage. The tradition is to give away articles that the new couple would need as part of their life together. The items may include jewelry, linen, clothes, etc. Times are a changing especially the way Gifts and trousseau are packed for special occasions.

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Nirmala Ambati specializes in gift hampers, trousseau packing and corporate gifts. Realizing that gift hampers that are packed in cane baskets are usually discarded, she uses material that is reusable and decorative. Started in 2011, she is fairly new but her customers keep coming back for her innovative packing. Contact:9989234560

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Wedding Invitations

The wedding invitation is the first impression your guests are going to have of your wedding. It sets the tone for the entire wedding as it signifies to your guests how formal or casual your wedding will be. Here we have got you some of the best wedding invitation makers to help you with your invites. From traditional to contemporary with the season’s hottest colors, they have a wealth of high quality wedding invitations which you can easily tailor to your unique taste.

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They are into made-to-order designer cards. They design invitations as per requirement of their clients’ needs & taste. They are known for their creativity, quality & customer service. They excel in Customizing cards as per their wedding decor which is very much in demand these days. Contact-Ramesh Savla: 9849152904.

Wedding Trousseau

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This is a term that you will become very familiar with during your wedding planning. Luckily it’s one of the best parts! Many brides aren’t familiar with the whole concept so we’ve put together a brief introduction for you. In old days, it was the bride’s family’s responsibility to prepare her trousseau that she would take with her to her husband’s home. Many brides would not take any of their old clothes to their new home. It was customary to prepare 11, 21, or sometimes 101 new articles of clothing for the bride. Today some brides keep old traditions alive and others are not as worried about the number game. The trousseau is not limited only to clothing. It also includes accessories ranging from bangles to purses and shoes. Household items such as bed sheets and kitchen utensils may also be included. And of course no bride can forget the new pieces of jewellery.

What is an all in all wedding trend for this season? Indian bridal wear is always heavy but summer wedding wear does see a tilt towards lighter fabrics and colors which are cheerful and summery – suited to the weather. One thing the bride and groom must keep in mind when it comes to deciding their wedding dress? The couple should order according to the weather and keep in mind the color and style that suit their skin and body type. Do’s and Don’ts for every bride. Be cheerful, be happy, wear happy colors and enjoy yourself. Don’t stress, don’t wear an outfit just for visual appeal but for comfort as well, keep in mind your skin tone and body type. Taller people can opt for outfits with more than one color, for brides who are shorter, single color works better. Hot Color trends for upcoming wedding season? Fuschia, red, pink, peach, orange. Pastels for morning weddings, burnt orange and burgundies for evenings Your advice on what bride should wear after weddings to keep up the newness and still stay stylish? Indian brides change into western outfits the second the wedding is over but if you want to keep the newness of the whole experience to last a bit longer then I would suggest light draped saris and anarkalis with stylish silhouettes and few embellishments are apt. Visit his store: Opposite Gvk One Exit Gate Lane, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Ph : (040) 66908088

Neha’s is a designer boutique where you can choose from customized or readymade dresses. They have trendy and latest fashion stocked for their clients and is well known for their creativity and designs. Each and every piece is unique and up to perfection. They have wide range of suits, anarkalis and much more to choose from. Neha’s: 8-2-674/B/2, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500034 Tel: 040- 23316424

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Karisma wearing a Dazzling Ethnic outfit by Neerus Emporio -- “Lacha” a long jacket and lehenga style outfit, a fusion wear. This Lacha is a Gold by Gold outfit with highlights of Pink and Blue. The Lacha has is of a rich fabric with intricate hand embroidery and is also designed with Swarovskis to bring out the elegance. The Border has embellishments with Parsi work and Velvet. The dupatta for this Fusion outfit is heavy with similar embroidery and swarovski highlights to give that heavy look. All in all its a perfect Sangeet or Reception evening wear for the Bride-to-be. Neerus Emporio: Road No. 36, Jubilee Hills Hyderabad. Ph: 65220000

Praanaa is a designer boutique where women can customize their dresses for special occasions, they also have wide variety to choose from the readymade section, it will be a tuff task to choose few from vast range of traditional dress with modern touch, which is a perfect offering for today’s complete bride. Above Medplus, Lane Opp. GVK One Mall, Road No.4, Banjara Hills. Ph : 040-66684777

Tarmeen Talwar has established herself as a well known trousseau designer in the city. When it comes to customization there is no one who can match upto her level. She has a unique sense of style which can be seen in all her designs. You can choose from a large range of indian wear as well as western wear and all in pocket friendly prices. Mahmood Habib Plaza, 2nd Floor, Road No. 9, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad- 500034. Ph: 9703500886

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A trendy Electric Blue Sherwani on pure silk fabric to give that sophisticated look. The Sherwani has embellishments of fine embroidery all over the dress and highlightings with black swarovskis with detailing on the collar as well. This Couture is matched with a black churidar. Best for the Groom to stand out with this shocking electric Blue Color and can be worn as a part of Wedding or Reception Ceremony. Road No. 36, Jubilee Hills. Ph: 040-65502222

Jade blue doesnt need an introduction when it comes to mens wear. they have a wide range of stuff to fulfil all your requirments. Make your special day more special in this zari silk fabric angrakha style sherwani with dhoti. handwork of zardosi, cutdana, diamond and challa wor has been done on red and green velvet patch. This attire will make you steal the limelight from the bride. Road No. 1, Banjara Hills. Ph : 040-23307774/75/76

Shahi Libaas offers an extensive range of Mens Designers Sherwani, encompassing a range of tailor made suits & Kurta Pyjama with fabric like brocade, pure banarasi and many more. Antique and attractive attire for men will give them the royal look on special occasions. For made to order appointments contact, Mr. Moghny Khan, 09849038786 Location : Khan Lateef Khan Estate, Beside Westside, L.B. Stadium Road, Basheer Bagh, Hyderabad. Ph : 66667512 / 66663863 JUNE, 2013 39



The Perfect Venue

A wedding is the most special occasion not just in the life of a couple but also in the lives of friends and family of the bride and groom. Though a wedding is one of the most blissful occasions in the life of a person a lot of detailing and planning goes into planning a perfect wedding. The popularity of personalized and intimate weddings has risen and so has the need for a unique venue .The most important thing while planning the perfect venue in the –Location! Tulip Magazine brings you some of the best suitable and attractive banquets across the city. These beautifully designed venues will add additional charm to your perfect wedding.


The Park Hyderabad


Radisson Blu

Banqueting at The Park Hyderabad will add glamour to any occasion. The Ballroom, which is the banquet hall at The Park, makes for a perfect venue for almost any occasion. Strategically designed in a manner that allows for it to be used in its entirety or in sections, the Trillion Ballroom is ideal for any event. This hall can transform itself to host an intimate round table dinner gathering, the venue for a corporate board meeting ,a large scale media event or a wedding housing up to 800 people.

Dream weddings don’t just happen, they’re planned. Marriott’s team of Certified Wedding Planners are trained to do just that. After completing demanding coursework, each Marriott Certified Wedding Planner is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, Marriott Certified Wedding Planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail. That includes setting an event budget; deciding on a menu; arranging table settings; and finding florists, photographers, a band and other entertainment for the big day. Events by Marriott is a one-stop shop to take care of all your event woes! A convenience such as this, coupled with 50,000sq feet of banquet space, including a 10700sq ft Convention Center with an inbuilt stage and adjoining lawns and gardens, and a breath taking view of the Hussain Sagar Lake is all that you may need for that picture perfect wedding. Big celebrations are all about the smallest details. At Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre, be confident your wedding will be just the way you imagined it.

Radisson Blu Plaza Hyderabad, this wedding season is the ultimate destination. It isn’t over the top, gaudy, or flashy. It’s breathtaking, inviting, and just right. Couples in search of ultraluxe digs for their big day should head to the hotel.

The banquets provide special facilities and theme based décor, thematic Hi-tea, audio Visual, in-built projectors, lobby display board, conferences kits, travel assistance, photographers, DJ & Console. The state of the art technology, the glorious decor, the immaculate services and the availability of in house event planners to customize your banqueting experience, make The Ballroom an ideal choice for wedding and social events. The hotel also features Aura an award winning spa that offers special bridal packages with hairstyling and makeup and has special honey-moon suites for the newly wed. Contact - 22 Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad - 500082 T : +91-40-2345 6789

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Contact - Opp Hussain Sagar Lake, Tank Bund Road, Hyderabad-500080 T: +91-40-27522999/91-40-27522121

They have two spacious ballrooms Azure 1 and Azure 2 which can also be joined to accommodate a variety of pre wedding, wedding and post wedding events. The ballrooms have large pre-function area and are well equipped with customized in built screens and professional audio systems. Conveniently located at the lobby level, the ballroom enjoys easy access to F&B outlets. You can exchange wedding vows at the grand lobby of Radisson’s “Blu heaven”. The hotel is blessed with all the frills for a spectacular destination wedding. The family-friendly hotel promises excitement for all ages with an outdoor pool, a reliable kid’s corner and a soon to open spa - Radisson is virtually flawless. At Radisson Blu Plaza Hyderabad your dream wedding can be as elaborate or as effortless as you always desired. Contact - 8-2-409, Rd No. 6, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034, India T: +91 (0) 40 6733 1133

Avasa Hotel



Novotel, Hyderabad Airport

Park Hyatt

ITC Kakatiya

Novotel, Hyderabad Airport

Celebrate your wedding at Park Hyatt Hyderabad and your day will be everything you’ve always dreamed and more. The Manor – Hyderabad’s first residential-style event venue by Park Hyatt Hyderabad. Located in the Hyderabad city centre and prime residential area of Banjara hills and Jubilee Hills, the 5-star hotel offers an incomparable destination for weddings, a special place where every detail is perfect and each moment inspired. The expert planners look after everything, including world-class cuisine, exquisite flower arrangements, and personalized service that will delight you and your guests. Menus are carefully crafted and tailor-made, utilizing only the freshest seasonal ingredients. The decor is further enhanced with a stage, co-ordinate overlays, chair covers and table pieces.

Situated at the heart of the city, in the most picturesque part of town, ITC Kakatiya serves as the perfect venue for celebrations. Its seven state-of-the-art meeting, banquet and conference spaces including Hyder Mahal – the spacious ballroom that can accommodate up to 500 guests and the poolside function area – a stunning outdoor venue for theme events, corporate functions, celebrations and parties; plus its bouquet of fine services, a dedicated team of event management and access to gourmet catering facilities have contributed to making ITC Kakatiya the most sought venue in Hyderabad for all wedding functions.

Novotel Hyderabad Airport not only takes care of all the wedding problems but also ensures that everything goes smoothly without any glitches. All this without the wedding parties ever knowing what goes on behind the scenes, making it as simple as just walking into a party. Right from the word go, everything is personalized and customized as per the requirements of the bride and groom, with an expert wedding planner dedicated exclusively for them. From deciding the theme, colours, decorations, food, seating and everything else in between, it’s all taken care of. Be it a Bollywood themed sangeet in the massive 9,000 sft. Banquet space or a star lit reception in the sprawling they are experts in handling events.

The ballroom at Hyatt has an ability to accommodate a range of events such as a formal dinner for 250 or a classic reception for 800 guests. The events team will help you design and create your special celebration, from a classical wedding with creative floral arrangements to a lavish themed reception. Contact- Road No.2, Banjara Hills | Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 500034, India T: +91 40 4949 1557

Column-free space with rich interiors and a pre-function area, Hyder Mahal offers the perfect venue for a range of events including world-class symposiums, banquets, weddings and theme dinners. Accommodating up to 500 guests in theatre-style seating, it is divisible into three separate function rooms, each with its own exclusive pre-function area. Another charming space at ITC Kakatiya is its unique outdoor pool which is surrounded by area where you can hold a range of events, from banquets and theme dinners to wedding receptions and parties or even corporate events. Contact- 6-3-1187, Begumpet, Hyderabad. Tel : (91)(40) 23400132

Novotel Hyderabad Airport can accommodate over 3000 guests, away from the hustle bustle and the pollution of the city with tailor made packages to suit every wedding. Its strategic location comes in handy best at times with the airport being a 5 minute ride away. At Novotel Hyderabad Airport, weddings are what they’re supposed to be, fun and memorable. Novotel Hyderabad Airport knows the value of the most important day in one’s life and takes pride in making it the most precious memory ever. Contact- Airport Approach Rd, Shamshabad, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500409 Phone : 040 6625 0000 JUNE, 2013 41



Weddings at The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace W

hether your dream is to have a traditional wedding or one that reflects your own unique ideas, their wedding staff at The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace is dedicated to helping you realize your vision. The personal wedding specialist will work side by side with you to plan a spectacular event. When the day arrives, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the magical moments as we make sure every detail is executed to your exact specifications. they offer several unique settings for you to exchange vows and celebrate your union from the majestic Westin Ballroom to breathtaking gardens and poolside. Theur exceptional catering staff is able to expertly prepare your favorite dishes, both traditional and global, while their event staff will provide your guests with flawless service throughout the event. They have 427 guestrooms and suites you can book and take advantage of soothing amenities such as thier award-winning

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Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Spa by Westin, both of which will help you feel rested, refreshed, and ready for the big day.


Whether your wedding is an intimate affair or a grand celebration, they can create an idyllic setting infused with your own personal style. Their exquisite Westin Ballroom can accommodate anywhere from 400-700 guests, or can be separated into three separate spaces for smaller guest lists. The ballroom has its own separate driveway and pre-function area, allowing exclusivity. Beautiful lush green lawn and poolside is ideal venue for exchanging vows or dancing the night away. Whether you plan your wedding, reception or pre and post wedding ceremonies they’ll create an event that exceedsyour expectation.


Fresh ingredients are transformed into

culinary delights at the hands of their master chefs. Enjoy a customized menu to your own individual tastes and present to your guests with flawless and stylish service. their catering associates expertise at international cuisine and can prepare an array of dishes that will delight the palate of every guest. The champagne brunches to festive buffets and elegant sit-down dinners, thry’ll deliver a culinary experience.


Your wedding specialist is dedicated to ensure that the celebration is a successful reflection of your personality, with every detail executed to perfection. Begin to plan your dream event, contact their wedding coordinator: E-mail : Phone : (91) (40) 6767 6306, 87906 32121 Fax : (91) (40) 6767 7676

Event Co-ordination & Design Phone : 9966490099

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Hottest Color Trends for Wedding décor

Summer is such a wonderful season with gorgeous flowers in bloom and beautiful sunshine. But choosing a color theme for your wedding to complement this amazing season is little difficult.

Blue and white Summers in India can be really hot. So why not add an interesting touch to your wedding by going for cool colors like blue and white? Blue is a very serene color that will add a touch of calm and tranquility to your decor. Together blue and white signify loyalty, royalty and purity. If blue and white are looking a little dull, you can jazz up your decor with silver accents. When it comes to floral decor, don’t hesitate to add lots of green foliage to accentuate the overall look. Gold and yellow Think of summer and the color that will immediately strike you will be yellow. Tons of yellow and gold look beautiful together and are perfect for a summer wedding. They symbolize happiness, energy, friendship and of course wealth. It would be a nice idea to play around with a third color to accentuate your yellow and gold decor. Gold and pink look really pretty together, as does yellow and magenta. Classic Red In an Indian wedding, you can never really go wrong with red. However, too much of red can hurt the eye. Offset your decor with smaller accents like candles, curtains and flowers to create a harmonized look. Red signifies everlasting love. The color is also associated with celebration, beauty and passion. Red can be paired with gold, white and orange too. You can mix and match various shades of red to get a monochromatic look as well. Purple and lavender The color of royalty and spirituality, purple can make your wedding look really elegant. Royalty and luxury are few things which are symbolized by purple, while lavender stands for femininity and grace. Purple and silver is a timeless combination. You can also pair it up with green or experiment with lavender and gold.

3D- Design & Décor by Dinaz

She with her team aims to provide diverse celebrations/parties/events with most creative, highly imaginative and beautiful décor at optimum value to hosting clients and create classy environments that will provide hosts, their invitees and audiences with unforgettable experience which can be reflected with pleasure down the memory lanes. Contact : 3D - Design & decor By Dinaz, Plassey Lines, Old Bowenpally, Secunderabad Phone: 040 - 2775 1814

Leading edge events

Wedding planner was established in 2010, an initiative by Leading Edge Events to provide focused approach towards wedding planning segment. With years of experience in events industry. Wedding planner stands stronger base with the most creative, enthusiastic and committed team members, who have developed expertise in this wedding industry Contact : Sruthi Jain, 9705430909

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Wedding photography

Wedding pictures are a cherished keepsake, passed down through generations, and the only commemoration of the thousands of hours and dollars spent to plan one of the most important days of your life. Other than the choice of a spouse, the choice of the wedding photographer is the most important wedding-related decision you will make, and is not to be taken lightly. Following these steps can help you select the best photographer to record your Big Day. Contact : Studio Q, Ph : 8886121314 Decide what style photography you prefer?



Are you looking for a traditional approach with mostly posed images? Or do you prefer lots of candid shots in which the subject may not even know he or she is being photographed. Would you prefer a photographer who combines all of these styles (a freestyle or eclectic wedding photographer)? Decide what level of service you want from your wedding photographer?

Contact : Neelabh Tiwari: 9052101786

Perhaps you only need photographs of your ceremony so having just 1-3 hours of photography may be enough for you. Other couples may prefer a complete package that may include a pre-wedding engagement sessions, rehearsal dinner photographs, bridal portraits and newlywed photos. Don’t forget to decide on number of photographs. Determine what form of your pictures you will want from your photographer? Just purchasing the prints is sometimes economical if you do not want an album. If you expect to need a large number of prints, it may be better (and faster) to purchase the negatives from your photographer and have the copies made privately, at your leisure. If you plan to use the images in numerous creative ways, or want to post them to a website or include them in a screen saver, you will probably want to receive the digital photo files directly from your photographer via the Internet or on a CD-ROM.

Contact : Cleo Fernandes, Ph : 9885000550

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Harish & Esha Hindocha Wedding date: 9th Feb 2012 Her wedding outfit: Timeless Traditional White and Red Panetar lehenga in net, outlined with embossing borders in velvet all over. His wedding outfit: Indo-western, red-gold combination with bridges in velvet. Most memorable moment of the day: The whole do was memorable. We remember each and every moment right from the time we got in until we left. The arrangements, the guests, trust in each other’s eyes, wedding vows, It’s all fresh in our memories like it was just yesterday! A panic moment: Esha’s sister lost Harish’s juti (in the ceremony). She hid it in a bag and that bag went home!! Chaos was filled all around, searching for a Black Hand bag, and when we found it, it was a big relief. Decor: it was done by, Mrs.Bharti. A Balance of shades and colors between White and Aurum in the hall. Perfect combination of flowers & curtains, just as we wanted well- lit & eye-soothing. Makeup : TopLiner Photography : Radesh pt.

Rahul & Arunima

Wedding Date: 11th February, 2012

Her Wedding Outfit: Wedding Gown was bought from Simply Bridal. A Pure white off shoulder gown, with sequins embroidery and a long trail. His wedding outfit: Tuxedo by Raymond’s Most Memorable Moment: it would be our first dance. I was surprised by my friends and cousins as they played our favorite song for our first dance. A Panic Moment: When I was handed over the mike to give a word of thanks for all the guests. It came as a shock and I was totally unprepared. Thankfully I went with the flow and managed to speak without fumbling for words. Décor: We kept the decor very plain and simple because our theme was lavender & White. We got it done through a friend. Makeup : Lakme Salon Photography : Jason Almeida

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Naaz Parveen & Md. Ashraf




Priya & R P Vyass

Celebration of Togetherness

It was Imran & Rizwana’s Reception held at the city’s outskirts, where guests and relatives congratulated the couple. Sumptuous spread of lip smacking Mughlai food was served at the dinner with soothing live music played at the venue some of the people spotted were Aamer Javed, Hamed Saberi, Abhiram & Sahil Gulati with others.


Fitu & Habeeb

Mohammed Ashfaq & Masarath Banu

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Traditions that make a marriage!

Indian marriages are extremely special and considered the best throughout the world. Indian weddings bring in loads of fun and happenings along with them. Decked and illuminated houses, family and friends sing and dance and spread joy and laughter across. The whole environment of weddings is so beautiful that if someone who has the opportunity to witness an Indian wedding for the first time, would lose their heart seeing the grandeur of Indian Weddings. Komal Sirwani brings to you an exclusive insight into traditions from diverse cultures in India that are a part of Indian marriages. Every culture has its own set of traditions and ceremonies that make up a marriage. For example, a basic Hindu wedding starts with an engagement ceremony, followed by mehendi, sangeet, pheras and finally the reception. While a Punjabi wedding starts with the roka ceremony followed by maiya, wedding at Gurudwara and finally the reception. However, a muslim wedding would start with an engagement ceremony and nikaah along with other pre marital ceremonies. The beauty of India lies in its diverse cultures. A lot of secular citizens now choose theme based weddings where every function of the wedding is from a different culture, like a Punjabi style engagement, a Bengali haldi and mehandi ceremony and a nikaah or a church wedding in muslim or Christian styles. This shows how Indians, irrespective of their religion respect and appreciate other cultures. Tulip brings you the glimpses of some of the pre marital ceremonies of some cultures that makes a marriage meaningful. Islam Traditions

Istikhara, Imam-Zamin and Magni The first phase of the pre-wedding Muslim rituals is known as Istikhara, wherein the religious head takes the approval of the Almighty to perform the wedding. After the consent, the groom’s mother pays a visit to the bride’s house along with sweets and Imam-Zamin, a silver or gold coin wrapped in silken cloth. The custom of tying the coin onto the upper portion of the bride’s hand is called the Imam-Zamin ceremony. This is followed by Magni, which is a custom wherein the groom’s family pays a visit to the bride’s house and both the families exchange fruits and sweets.

Punjabi Tradition

Maiya A custom common to Sikh and Punjabi wedding ceremonies is maiya. In this function, all the ladies of the family and friends of the bride are invited, and each member makes the bride wear red and green bangles. This signifies the beginning of the traditions of marriage and the girl is not supposed to leave the house or remove the bangles until the day of her wedding. Chooda Ceremony : Bride’s maternal uncle or mama takes her for the chooda ceremony. She is made to wear a set of red and white ivory (since ivory is banned, bone or plastic are alternative) bangles that have been dipped in kachchi lassi or buttermilk. Kaleeren or golden metal danglers are tied to the bride’s wrist by her close female relatives. The bride now dresses up for the main ceremony 48 JUNE, 2013

South Indian Tradition

The wedding rituals begin with Panda Kaal Muhurtham, wherein the families of the bride and the groom pray to the Lord for an uninterrupted wedding. After this, the groom is welcomed with the traditional aarti by the bride’s side on the day before marriage. He is offered sweets, sprinkled with rose water and even a coconut is broken to ward off any evil. Next is Vratham, which is a small puja organized before marriage. Following this is Pallikai Thellichal ceremony, as per which grains are sprouted in earthen pots, which are later immersed in a pond to feed the fishes.



The next ritual is Naandi, in which Brahmins are given gifts and sweets to seek their blessings for the wedding alliance. Nichithardham is the formal engagement ceremony, wherein the bride and the groom exchange rings. After this, the Reading of Lagnapatrika takes place, which is the ceremony of formal announcing the alliance and reading out the wedding details (time, venue etc) to everybody.

Marwari Tradition

Janev In the Janev ritual, the bridegroom dresses up in saffron clothes. Before wearing the thread, he is asked to perform the havan. Wearing saffron colored clothes symbolizes that the groom is given two choice: either become an ascetic or take up the responsibility of a householder. After the completion of havan, the groom tries to escape from the institution of marriage, while his maternal uncle tries to persuade him to assume his responsibility. Palla Dastoor On the wedding day, or one day before it, some of the groom’s relatives bring the palla dastoor to the bride’s home. The palla dastoor encompasses clothes, jewelry and presents from the bridegroom. The bride wears this at the time of her wedding. Traditional poshak is usually red in color. However, it can also be in the colors of orange, gold yellow or pink. In the jewelry section, there is rakhri (jewelry for the forehead), ear danglers, timaniyaan (choker necklace studded with diamonds), chooda (a set of ivory and gold bangles), gold armband, gold anklets and gold toe-rings and stone-studded nose-ring. A wedding blossoms from some of the most cherished dreams and desires and when it comes to a Punjabi Wedding they don’t like doing things the way normal people do as they believe in “Live Life. King Size”. The things that pull me to a Punjabi wedding are their rituals which includes Rokka ceremony, Sagaai, Maiyya,, Sangeet,Mehndi, and the wedding, all these rituals are celebrated with equal zest, vivaciousness and grandeur. The color, the moments, the people and not to forget the Bhangra Dance everything is full of life and celebrated with great pomp.I love the fact that Indian weddings have so many pre-marriage ceremonies that make it even more exciting to attend a wedding. Pratibha Kapoor, Student

Marwari weddings are grand and so are the pre wedding functions, haldi, mehendi, myra ,sangeet..each one has its unique importance which leads to the d-day. The best about it is that it’s not just a one day affair but goes on for more than a week. What I love about these weddings is the girls get to dress up and flaunt themselves in their best attires. The entire family comes together, has lots of fun and we can also binge on a wide spread of eateries! Sanchi Gupta, Student JUNE, 2013 49

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Who Kares? “We never discuss work at home, but we both know it’s an important aspect of our lives and we respect that. There’s responsibility and love in our hearts, but we don’t have to wear it on our sleeve. That’s the beauty of the relationship,”. For Kareena Kapoor, balancing home with her professional life is easy as nothing much has changed post her marriage to actor Saif Ali Khan except her marital status. "It's no big deal really. We both have managed it for the past five years, and hopefully we'll manage it for the next 25 also," smiles Kareena. As for work keeping her away from home for long periods of time, the actress says, "We never discuss work at home, but we both know it's an important aspect of our lives and we respect that. There's responsibility and love in our hearts, but we don't have to wear it on our sleeve. That's the beauty of the relationship," adds Kareena. Ask her if the marriage will shadow her choice of films and she says, "Why should it? "I can never be one kind of an actress. So, I don't mind signing women-oriented films, or playing 'second fiddle to the heroes' or even working with new actors as long as my role interests me. I am a Kapoor, so the naach gaana will never go out of my life, no matter how many substantial roles I do. I love my masala fare too much." The actress recently released her first book Style Diary of a Bollywood Diva where she has shared her personal style mantras. Kareena Kapoor doesn't care when it comes to counting followers on social networking sites. However, point out that both she and Saif have never been on any social networking site and Kareena says, "Being on Twitter is like a fulltime job. It amazes me how people do it. Both Saif and I are very private people, so it's not really our kind of thing to tweet what we do and when... 'going to take a shower', 'off for shoot'." What about using it for marketing? "Saif and I never had to market ourselves. So, we don't think we need to start now. We let our films do the talking," she states. Having returned from her annual vacation, the actress has plunged head on into her work. Starting off with a two-month long schedule of Satyagraha in Bhopal, Kareena will then start shooting for Karan Johar's Gori Tere Pyaar Mein with Imran Khan, post which she will start work with Emraan Hashmi for Ekta Kapoor's film. "It's fun to work with new people," she says. Aakanksha Naval-Shetye - DNA

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Bridezillas On A Shopping Extravaganza!!

People travel all over to shop for bride and groom’s big day outfit, endless travelling, summer heat, not to forget the on and on trials leaving everyone exhausted. There is no compromising but a lot of tiredness. To ease it up Satpreet Kaur has got you all the hotspots in city, with latest trends in bridal clothes, jewellery, grooms clothing and accessories. It was hard to select from the vast range of exclusive stuff but we made sure to give you a glimpse of The Best! To suit and style almost everyone, we took three different people to shop for wedding day and it may seem largely confined to women, after all women need the most to turn it to a glamorous bride, we do have our wedding shoppers check out for grooms too. so you can see yourself and imagine what will suit you best.


We found vast variety of bridal wear for women here, from lehenga, to anarkalis, to ghararas, they have it all. We took interest in a maroon lehnga and an orange frock, paired with accessories from Kashish too. Kashish Flagship Store, Opposite Sakshi Office, Road No 1, Banjara Hills. Ph : 66754111

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Class and sophistication is what every dress is all about here. The wide range of saris, gowns, half saris, suits, anarkalis and not to forget exclusive jewellery by Amrapali. We took a keen interest on half sari and a lace suit with embellishments and a superb back! Elahe Store, Plot No 476, Milestone, Road No 10, Banjara Hills. Ph: 23350255, 66565154

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The moment you step in the store you are love struck, from interiors to clothes, it will be hard to try and not to choose any, for the brides with no control on shopping, WARNING! Every piece by Sabyasachi speaks for itself, it’s royal, it’s chic it’s fashionable. We also checked out few traditional sherwanis for the groom which will make him look like a prince his princess as always been waiting for. Sabyasachi Boutique, Plot No 14, Near Star Hospital, Road No 10, Banjara Hills. No: 23350132, 66565156

It is a one stop shop for groom and brides, from sherwanis, waist coats, kurtas to formal wear, for groom and classy evening wear to traditional suits and saris for the bride they have it all. We checked out evening wear and men’s wear, not to forget the accessories. SASYA, Plot No 6, Lane Beside Gvk One Mall, Road No 1, Banjara Hills. No: 49643389




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An exclusive one stop shop for women, they have so many centres, and so much to choose from, for every age group. From trendy fashionable clothes to traditional attires, from accessories to exclusive bridal wear. Womans World, Plot No 6-3-674/3, Beside Kalyan Jewellers, Near Central Mall, Panjagutta. Ph: 64559666




One stop shop for men, from formals to casuals, ties to turbans, & sherwanis to waistcoat they have it all. It is one of a kind store exclusive for men. They have the most exclusive range of groom wear, where you would find it hard to choose the best out of the bests offered. Jade Blue Lifestyle India, Parkciti Plaza, Road No 1, Banjara Hills. Ph: 9618335719, 23307776

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Style weds glamour here, literally. They have wide range of collection, from Kundan, Pearls, Diamonds, Gold, and much more along with their exclusive signature collection. We checked out few pieces of outstanding jewellery which will complete any bride’s look and make her look like a million bucks! Krsala Jewelers, ANR Centre, Opposite Mcdonalds, Road No 1, Banjara Hills. No: 23390213, 32400231




The moment you step in the store you will be speechless with the jewellery on display, be it choker pieces, big jhumkas, cocktail rings, temple jewellery and the traditional South Indian wedding essentials. You may get tired of seeing, but they won’t be tired showing you. Each piece is unique to adorn and make you feel like Diva not only on your wedding day but also for years to come. Karni Jewellers Pvt Ltd., Opposite Lumbini Jewels Mall, Road No 2, Banjara Hills. 8801200191, 9000200192 (040) 23542285

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An exclusive salon & spa that makes you feel every bit special, whether it’s their personal attention to every client, high quality products or just the ambiance, you will never want to leave this place. They have wide range of service for brides to be, from makeup, hair, spa, mehndi, and also a chance to have a small relaxing retreat with your friends or family at exclusive spa room which can accommodate 5 people. They customize their service according to need of the clients, they show number of pictures on their iPad to choose from, they assess your skin and give you best possible advice. Their makeup expert Ms.Choden gave us a look for bride that is traditional yet dynamic. PAGE 3 Luxury Salon and Spa, Opposite Apollo Bus Stop, Journalist Colony, Jubilee Hills. 40040633, 40040733


Kashish, Elahe, Sabyasachi & Sasya modelled by Deepa.

Krsala by Komal Sirwani Womans World, Jade Blue, Karni Jewellers & Page 3 by Akanksha Agroya

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Clasping Glory of Success rs.Shobha Sudhakar married to Mr.G.Sudhakar was born and brought up in Hyderabad. Her father being defense person, had moved to various places in India due to service exigencies, but this gave her disciplined environment to grow up in. undoubtedly she inculcated discipline, manner and learnt from people of various cultures. After her father’s retirement, they settled in Hyderabad. During this period of time she took up employment in private organization from where she learnt to live with independent thoughts and dreams. These thoughts and ideas culminated into forming facility services like Security and Housekeeping which were in boom and considered to be lucrative. She had then registered an agency by name Paramount Facilities Services for providing Security and Housekeeping Services to various Engineering Industries, Hotels, Hospitals, Malls, Retail outlets, Software Technologies, Public Sector undertakings, Educational Institutions etc. She is the Managing Director of the Agency and is assisted by well experienced Ex-servicemen who form core team to look into Administrative, Marketing and Operational issues.

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Professional life and personal life ‘I do face hurdles. Our line of activity being outsourcing of manpower, sometimes the employees go erratic causing damage to the reputation of our Organization and this is where we have to come up with a plan to convince the clients gaining confidence on our efforts. While such situations do disturb the peace of mind, my family always supports and diverts my mind from tension. Though I do not mix up my professional and personal life, at times it gets intertwined needing me to wriggle out without compromising on both professional and personal. Since both the lives have their own importance in their respective areas, they have to be dealt separately on their merits.



industries are seeking their services.

Advice for young Female Entrepreneurs ‘The female Entrepreneurs having already proved their mettle should upgrade themselves with the latest technology in the market and know in detail about whatever they are into. And one should not forget that time management forms integral part of business which has its own priority in day to day activities. One should never ever try to create a wrong impression with the prospective customers by false promises which can’t be fulfilled. Trust the sub ordinates but keep their activities under check and your direct observation to take corrective steps in case of necessity.

She entered into this area during the year 1992 after having seen and realized the ability in herself to lead an organization. She wanted to encash her potentiality, the grit and go get attitude motivated her to go further. This attitude has not only given her success in this field but also made her reach pinnacle in the business. This is the business which needs not much of financial investment but investment of mind to plan a strategy to concur the minds of clients for an award of contract. She has not looked back ever since and started growing to her satisfaction. Inspiration: ‘My father has played pivotal role in shaping me up with his disciplined life all through my growth and of course my husband who is into this business for quite some time. I have not only learnt work ethics from them but also endurance to face any situation and live on. Success mantra: “My ethical approach to any issue is my success mantra which gives me view to analyze, understand the difficult situation and act as required. We always have a backup plan in case of any reversal to ensure the situation is under control at work. The market in Hyderabad, she says is respective of their field, it is very challenging but lucrative. This field requires being service oriented and need constant interaction with the clients as well as the staff deployed. Hyderabad has grown beyond proportion in terms of industrial developments, Software technology, Hotel industries, Real estate etc. who require their services which in the present state is a roaring business. Even the small scale

One should multi-task. Must focus to accomplish with dedication. Should never leave ethical values to the wind in order to achieve your goal. One should be a go getter and put in relentless efforts to achieve the desired goal. Search for prospective customers through networking and interact personally for product updating as regards to

its quality and the service after its supply to gain their confidence.

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DESTINATION Kind on the heart, keen of mind and sharp of wit, he flittered out of the pages of a romance novel into her life. Or was it that she strolled boldly into his world and asked for his hand in matrimony. Regardless of how they came together they did so in hopes of a lifelong friendship and marriage. Ever since we were kids we were all fond of fairy tales, we grew up reading Cinderella, Rupanzell, Snow White and many more and all this just made us wish to be a part of the story- to find the perfect prince, the perfect princess and the PERFECT WEDDING! Weddings are a onetime affair and we want it to be perfect. If you are planning for a unique and special way of tying the knot then a destination wedding is an excellent choice. To have a wedding of your dreams with a touch of lavish and grandeur is what every couple desires. Your wedding is the most important day of your life. Despite it being the most special occasion of your life it goes away in a flash. A destination wedding is the best way to make the most celebrated day of your life the most memorable day for you and your guests. Many couples these days are opting for destination weddings as it gives the couple an opportunity to get away from the busy city life and spend some quality time with their life partner and dear ones. Couples opting for destination weddings can choose from a number of unique and beautiful venues. No matter what your style or budget is there is a destination for every couple. If you are nature lovers you can opt to say your vows in the picturesque mountains, if you want a tropical wedding you can choose a beach 66 JUNE, 2013

wedding, to add a fairytale or royal touch to the wedding you can always opt for palace or historical places. What’s important while planning a destination wedding is you need to plan everything in advance. The bookings, tickets, passports and visas all need to be handled and managed well in advance. Another important thing while planning a destination wedding is that you need to check if the weather conditions would be favorable during your wedding. Also, it is very important to have local help at the destination to coordinate and manage the preparations easily and in a better way.

Beach Weddings

Getting married on the beach is a dream come true for many. The pristine beach, vast stretches of swaying palms, breath taking canopies, the beautiful turquoise water, white sand and blue sky all combine to form a beautiful destination for your dream wedding. For a beach wedding you can opt for our very own Goa which has become quite popular

over the years for destination weddings. Bali is another beautiful island you can choose for a beach wedding. These days Thailand is catching up in the popularity chart for a beach wedding. It works out best as it is abroad and yet reasonable. Koh Samui and Phuket are among the most idyllic places in Thailand for a beach wedding. The stunning, tropical surroundings epitomize most couples' idea of a dream wedding, framed by white sand beaches and clear blue waters. The natural simplicity of a tropical hideaway, combined with the luxuries of a modern beach residence, guarantee a blissful and memorable wedding experience. You can book a resort which has a beach access to it. In this way you can plan your indoor ceremonies in the banquets of the resort and the main wedding ceremony and reception on the beach. The weather in Thailand is tropical so avoid a monsoon wedding. The best months for a destination wedding at Thailand is from

Historical Wedding

A historic period wedding embraces the classical nature of a specific and well known time period of the past. With fascinating histories, clothing styles and historic theme the wedding would surely be enchanting and beautiful. You can choose various destinations in India - Agra, Lucknow, Banaras and many more. Orchha in Madhya Pradesh is among one of those historic locations for a royal destination wedding. It is a small town in Madhya Pradesh which is far from the city madness, traffic and crowd. This is one place in India that combines natural beauty, the aesthetic legacy of history and a certain authenticity. Organizing a wedding in this ancient capital of Bundelkhand, with its 16th and 17th century palaces and temples situated on the banks of the Betwa River will be an experience of a life time. Orchha is very well connected with Delhi and Agra and the closest airport to it is The Gwalior airport. The best time to plan a destination wedding at Orchha are winters. Avoid a summer wedding at Orchha as it is known for its sweltering summers. Hotel Amar Mahal and Orccha Resort are venues you can opt for at Orchha.

Cruise Weddings

Since the days of the ‘The Love Boat’ a cruise wedding has been considered as a relaxing and wonderful choice for a romantic


destination wedding. Each year an increasing number of couples have been opting for a cruise wedding. Cruises offer special packages and help you plan and organize every detail of the wedding. You can opt for a cruise abroad or an Indian cruise as well. Among the Indian cruise you can opt for Super star Libra cruise. The cruise sails through some of the most romantic destinations of the Indian subcontinent which includes Mumbai, Lakshwadeep, Goa, Kochi and Chennai. If you want to opt for a cruise wedding abroad you can choose Superstar Virgo, it covers the most sought after destinations of Asia PacificSingapore, Phuket, Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur , and Port Dickson.

heroism. Udaipur is the most romantic city in Rajasthan and is known for its beautiful palaces. Also known as the “city of dreams” it’s a perfect destination for a memorable once in a life time wedding. The city has many palaces that you can opt for your wedding – The Devigarh Fort Palace, Fatehgarh Palace, Chunda Palace, The Leela Palace, Shiv Niwas Palace and Zeenat Mehal are among few of the places you can plan your wedding at Udaipur.

Palace Weddings

If you have grown up reading fairy tales and believed in marrying your prince/princess in a beautiful palace then a royal palace wedding has to be your choice. India offers several locations for a beautiful and royal fairytale wedding. Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh are two such states which have some very beautiful palaces which are perfect destinations for a royal palace wedding. Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Jaipur are some of the places which offer wedding packages with royal palaces, vintage cars, elephant processions, and desert theme parties.

Wedding in God’s Own Country Kerala is considered as one of the most beautiful locations for an exotic destination wedding. Destination Weddings in Kerala is still a novice and yet to be developed concept but it stands a perfect competitor to any of international location. If you are planning a Wedding in Kerala, the first thing to consider is the natural theme and you have so many choices to pick from. The Beaches are generally clean and areas attached to Resorts are isolated. Houseboats are fit for a very small gathering and couple only, Hill Station Resorts have superb green surroundings at an altitude, Backwater Resorts offer variety of cultural experiences with modern day luxury.

Udaipur, the city of lakes, is the Jewel of Mewar. Also famous as the ‘Venice of the East’, it is truly romantic city replete with fantastic hilltop fortresses, exotic fairy-tale palaces and gripping tales of medieval chivalry and

There are Resorts and Hotels available in various sizes and budgets making it possible to hire out complete place and have a full privacy during the 2-3 days of wedding


November to May.

Udaipur is easily accessible by flight as well as rail and the best time to plan your wedding in the palaces would be from October to February.

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festivities. Kerala is easily accessible and there are flights available from all over the country. Also on road transportation within the state is among the best ways to travel to your destination. Destination weddings are best for couples who want to celebrate the beautiful occasion of togetherness with close family and friends. For all those who want a perfect gateway for your wedding and make it the most memorable one a destination wedding is perfect for you. Attending a destination wedding was beautiful. The best part about the wedding was not many people attend a destination wedding so it’s just you, close friends and family. I attended a wedding in Khao Lak in Thailand and it was really a beautiful wedding, the location was just breathtaking and it was real fun spending time with just family. The experience of attending a destination wedding was really nice. Namrata Satawani

Getting married on Superstar Virgo cruise was a dream come true for us. It was the best way we could get married. Everyone opts for destination wedding and we dint want it to be too cliché so we opted for a cruise wedding. The cruise left from Singapore and had two destinations Phuket in Thailand and Pelangi in Malaysia. All our functions took place on the cruise and the wedding ‘pheras’ took place at Phuket. The best part about our wedding was we got to celebrate it with all loved ones family and close friend , there were 400 people on board but it was a once in a life time experience and it was just blissful and the most memorable wedding we could have asked for. Priya and Anurag Mohota 68 JUNE, 2013

My cousin got married at the Jodhpur Palace last year. It was a royal and palatial wedding. The bride and groom looked nothing less than a prince and princess and all the guests were giving royal treatment .We cherished all the Rajasthani Delicacies which originated from Jodhpur. Each and every function had a different theme but they all surrounded the royal theme. It was a onetime royal experience and took us back to the Era of Kingdoms. It was truly a majestic and memorable wedding. Deepti Laddha

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Great Budget Cars

Honda Amaze

Honda Amaze has been one of the most anticipated cars this year. Not just because it features the first diesel engine from Honda in the Indian automobile market but it also has the potential to do wonders for Honda India in terms of sales and the Indian automobile industry as a whole in terms of innovation. Honda Amaze is a real beauty in every way from a company which won awards internationally for its technical excellence and manufacturing marvels. The variants are listed and classified based on the transmission system and fuel type. Honda Amaze Petrol E manual transmission, Honda Amaze Petrol EX manual transmission, Honda Amaze Petrol S manual transmission, Honda Amaze Petrol S automatic transmission, Honda Amaze Petrol VX manual transmission, Honda Amaze Petrol VX automatic transmission, the Diesel variants are further classified as Honda Amaze Diesel E manual transmission, Honda Amaze Diesel EX manual transmission, Honda Amaze Diesel S manual transmission, Honda Amaze Diesel VX manual transmission. The Amaze series’ starting price in petrol is Approx. Rs. 5,60,000 and in diesel it is Rs.7,70,000.

Renault Duster

The Duster is the first compact SUV being developed by Dacia, the Romanian automaker which is a fully owned subsidiary of Renault since 1999. Duster SUV made its official appearance in the year 2009 and the SUV became available in the European market in March 2010.Renault Duster is available in both petrol and diesel options. The petrol driven Renault houses a 1598cc I4 DOHC engine that produces 100.3bhp at 5850 rpm and a maximum torque of 145Nm at 3750 rpm. The diesel powered Renault Duster is powered by 1461cc Turbocharged Diesel I4 SOHC engine that is able to deliver two different power figures: 108.3bhp and 83.5bhp power and a torque of 248Nm and 200Nm respectively to the wheels. Starting price approximately petrol Approx. Rs 8, 50,000 to diesel variant Rs. 14, 50,000.

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It’s a super spacious car with ample of legroom and sleekly design from exterior. In total there are three variants of Nissan Sunny one petrol and two diesel variants. Nissan Sunny petrol is powered by a 1.5 litre 4 cylinders and 16 valves petrol engine that produces 100 PS of maximum power. The engine produces around 134 Nm of torque like other 1.5 litre. The other power train in two variants namely XL and XV is also fuelled by diesel. Both these diesel variants are powered by a modern 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder K9K engine that churns out 86PS of power @ 3750 rpm and a maximum torque of 200 Nm @ 2000 rpm. Both petrol and diesel engines are affixed with a 5 speed manual gearbox. Starting price approximately petrol Approx. Rs 6, 50,000 to diesel variant Rs10, 00,000.



Nissan Sunny

Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo is a car for the next generation that wants style, advanced technology, power, and comfort all in one package. Volkswagen Polo with its classy and elegant looks makes it simply irresistible. Volkswagen Polo boasts of a striking design, uncompromising quality, and a powerful new engine. Trend setting design, boundless dynamism and stimulation luxury of the New Polo is sure to attract and appeal car lovers. The premium hatchback beauty, New Volkswagen Polo has unmatched interiors and exciting exteriors that will leave you breathless. Volkswagen Polo is available in 3 engine type. The 1.2L Petrol engine is packed with a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox that ensures an outstanding performance with excellent fuel efficiency. This 1.2L engine delivers an impressive power of 75PS at 5400 rpm and a Maximum Torque of 110Nm at 3750m. The 1.6L Petrol engine comes with 5 Speed Manual Transmission which produces a Maximum Power of 105 PS at 5250 rpm and a Maximum Torque of 153Nm at 3750 rpm. The 1.2 L diesel engine with 5 Speed Manual Transmission is an impressive performer and produces a power of 75 PS at 4200 rpm and 180 Nm torque at 2000 rpm. Starting price approx. petrol Rs. 5,00,000 to diesel variant Rs. 7,50,000. JUNE, 2013 71



Must HaveForGadgets Him Macbook Air This ultimate light weight notebook. Starting from: Rs.67, 900.00

Samsung Galaxy S4 Make your life richer, simpler and more fun. Samsung Galaxy S4 helps you stay closer and capture the fun moments. Price: Rs.40, 000 Approximately

X box-360 The Xbox 360 is great for playing games. Starting from: Rs. 15,000/-

Casio G shock This digital watch is the ultimate tough watch, providing durable waterproof men’s digital watch for every activity. Starring from: Rs. 6,000

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iPad Thin and light yet fully featured. It can do just about everything and be just about anything. And because it’s so easy to use, it’s easy to love. Price: Rs. 47,000/- Approximately

Phillips LED TV Experience action more than real life with Phillips 3D TV. It combines powerful LED pictures and stunning sharpness from Pixel Precise HD engine. Price: Rs.85, 990/-

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TomTom GPS Always drive with the latest map Price: Rs.15, 000/Approximately

Sony Vaio P 19.8 mm thin VAIO P “Pocket style PC”. Extremely light (594g) and it fits in your pocket. Price: Rs.45, 000/- Approximately

Nikon Coolpix S6300 Gives you the versatility to capture stunning scenery as well as dramatic close-ups with its brilliant 12x optical zoom. Price: Rs. 11,950/Approximately

iPod Nano About the size of a credit card and just 5.4 mm thin, the new iPod nano is the thinnest iPod ever made. Price: Rs, 12,000 approximately

Sony Xperia Z: Experience the best of Sony in a Smartphone. Precision engineered full HD Smartphone. Price: Rs. 35,000/Approximately.

Heart shaped pen drive Z’BEL Valentine Heart Shaped Bling 8 GB Pen Drive (Silver) Price: Rs.1, 000 Approximately

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Beyonce & Jay Z expecting their second child

Scarlett Johansson to make directorial debut

It sounds like Beyonce may get her wish, as E! News is confirming that the singer is pregnant with her second child. Rumors have been rampant that she was expecting a baby for weeks, with a recently cancelled concert only fueling speculation more. Now, multiple sources are confirming that Beyonce is pregnant with her second child with Jay-Z. Recently the singer told a source that she wanted to have more kids, and wished for her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, to experience being a big sister. Following the Met Gala, music industry insiders said Beyonce was expecting, but she still made no announcement. After her cancelled concert in Belgium, Beyonce wrote an apology note to her fans, which was posted on Facebook, noting that she was feeling better after missing the show and was ready to return to the stage. So far there has been no official confirmation from Beyonce’s camp regarding the pregnancy, or the effect it would have on her current tour. She married Jay-Z in 2008, before giving birth to Blue Ivy in 2012.

Johnny Depp is ‘serious’ about Amber Heard

Johnny Depp has confessed to girlfriend Amber Heard that she is his soul mate. The 49-year-old actor, who has two children with former girlfriend Vanessa Paradis, is said to be head-over-heels in love with his ‘Rum Diaries’ co-star and has even mentioned marriage, Contact music reported. A source told America’s OK! Magazine that Depp plans to spend the rest of his life with the blonde beauty. The insider asserted that things are very serious between the couple and he’s told her that he wants to get married which is obviously a shock to anyone who knows the star. The 27-year-old actress is apparently keen to start a family of her own with the hunky star after he mentioned marriage. The source explained that Heard sees how devoted he is to his kids and it melts her heart. The insider added that she’s fallen so hard for him and now she’s all about starting a family with him.

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Scarlett Johansson is all set to don the director’s hat with the film adaptation of Truman Capote’s unpublished novel ‘Summer Crossing’. The movie will tell the story of a 17-yearold Protestant debutante, who begins an affair with a Jewish parking-lot attendant while her family vacations in Paris during the summer of 1945, Contact music reported. The 28-year-old actress is confident that the project, which is currently being pitched to potential investors at Cannes, will be a success. Johansson said in a statement that several years ago, she began working with the Capote estate and writer Tristine Skyler to adopt the book, which had long inspired and captured her heart. She added that being able to bring this story to the screen, as her full-length directorial debut is a dream and deep privilege.

Rihanna suing UK retail giant for $5m over image used without consent Rihanna is set to file a 5-milliondollar lawsuit against UK retail giant Topshop over alleged unauthorized use of her picture on their products. The 25-year-old singer was reportedly angry after finding out that the High Street Fashion chain had been selling women’s T-shirts printed with an image of her from her ‘We Found Love’ video and is apparently taking legal action after eight-months of negotiations with the firm - owned by billionaire Sir Philip Green. A source told the New York Post that the Barbadian artists’ asked Topshop many times to stop selling her image and were told, “We do what we want.” The source said that they offered her 5,000 dollars and said that they didn’t care. Rihanna has reportedly hired international lawyers Reed Smith to sue Topshop in London, the Sun reported. The t-shirts are only being sold in the UK - where the photographer owns the rights of the images. The source said that even though British laws don’t protect the artist’s interests, she has decided to move forward and sue Topshop and has spent almost 1 million dollars in litigation at this point.

B O L LY W O O D Nargis signed opposite Varun for Main Tera Hero

Nargis Fakhri who made her debut opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Imtiaz Ali’s film Rockstar had not signed any film for months, until now. The actress recently shot for John Abraham starrer Madras Cafe and has also been signed for Akshay Kumar starrer Shaukeen remake. And now, the news is that the gorgeous model-turned-actress has been roped in for David Dhawan’s film Main Tera Hero. The film stars Varun Dhawan in lead role. Confirming the news, sources close to the film say, “Yes, Nargis has been signed on for the film. In fact she has a very important role in the film. However, more details of her role are currently unavailable.” Earlier, Ileana D’Cruz was signed as one of the actresses for the film, while the makers were on the lookout for another actress. Main Tera Hero which is all set to release in April 2013 is scheduled to go on floors this June.

It’s normal to work with Deepika: Ranbir

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor admits people find it weird that he feels comfortable to work on screen with his former girlfriend Deepika Padukone. But he says it comes naturally to him, and it is absolutely normal. Having worked together in the forthcoming “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, Ranbir “I think our friendship began long back. So there is no beginning. There is a continuation. For ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, people are saying, ‘How can he (I) work with someone like Deepika, with whom he (I’ve earlier) had a relationship?’ “These are things which come very naturally to me,” the actor told reporters at a promotional press conference. Deepika also vouched for their friendship and she compared it with wine. “Our friendship only gets better with age. We have been friends for very long time,” said the modelturned-actress. Deepika made her Bollywood debut in 2007 opposite Shahrukh Khan in “Om Shanti Om”; Ranbir forayed into showbiz in the same year with “Saawariya”. “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, by Ayan Mukerji was their next together.



Sanjay Gupta, John join forces for epic revenge saga

After the stupendous success of Shootout at Wadala, director Sanjay Gupta joins forces with actor John Abraham yet again for an epic revenge saga which looks to redefine the action space in Bollywood. Based on the lines of Hollywood blockbusters like Kill Bill and Django Unchained, the untitled one-man-army film will be amongst Bollywood’s most ambitious project to be helmed by director Sanjay Gupta. If sources are to be believed, the makers promise to give it a similar status that Sunny Deol’s Ghayal had those days. The film will also see John pushing the envelope in the action space, with high adrenaline stunts without body doubles in signature Sanjay Gupta style. A source reveals ‘Sanjay Gupta joins hands with John Abraham for an epic revenge saga which is on the lines of a Bollywood Rambo. When dabbling with the script, the director could think of no one better than John to essay the role of the protagonist since he has the physique to carry off the character and is synonymous with “action”. The film will be made on par international standards with a contemporary linear treatment.

Sonakshi Sinha takes painting tips from Salman Khan Sonakshi Sinha, who debuted with Salman Khan in the blockbuster film DABANGG, also shares the same interest with the superstar. Both Sonakshi and Salman love painting and in fact they are the only actors in Bollywood who have painting as their hobby. Sonakshi is very fond of Salman Khan’s paintings, so much so that she calls herself his biggest fan. Recently, Sonakshi has been taking painting tips from Salman Khan, who is also an avid painter. The actress has become so confident of her painting skills, that she will be seen doing live painting in the presence of media in a bid to promote her film LOOTERA. Makers of LOOTERA want Sonakshi Sinha to do a live painting in front of media to launch the ‘Sawaar Loon’ song. The actress will be seen playing an authentic painter in her upcoming film LOOTERA directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. The film also features Ranveer Singh in the lead role and is schedule to release on 5 July 2013. JUNE, 2013 75




Mahesh is beyond Salman Khan

Recently there was a lot of tizzy among the Tollywood and Bollywood folks as though their progress report has come. The reason for this was the survey conducted by Times of India to list out the most desirable celebrities. And interestingly, among men, Mahesh Babu was found to be way ahead of Salman Khan. According to sources, the survey has been done in the most effective way covering many states. Among men, Arjun Rampal has got the hottest demand followed by Mahesh Babu. The interesting factor is that even in states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, Mahesh has got fans. The Bollywood star Salman is down the line. Since he is aged, the young ladies seem to be off Salman, but the women in their 30’s and 40’s are still hardcore Salman Khan fans.

Pawan Kalyan, Ram Charan, NTR busy at RFC Despite hot summer, all big stars are very busy shooting for their films. Three major films are currently being shot in Ramoji Film City. While one is NTR-Harish Shankar’s film, the other two are Baabai-Abbai’s films. As per the film nagar sources, it’s learnt that director Harish Shankar is shooting some key scenes on NTR and Shruti Hassan for the film ‘Ramayya Vastavayya’ and the shooting will progress till 17th. Similarly a song on Pawan Kalyan and Samantha is being shot in RFC for the film ‘Attharintiki Daaredhi’. Soon after this song, few comedy scenes involving M S Narayana and Brahmanandam will take place in the same location. This schedule will also be wrapped up by May 17th. Similarly a few scenes related to bus travel are being shot on Ram Charan by director Vamsi Paidipally for Dil Raju’s production venture ‘Yevadu’. This film has Shruti Hassan and Amy Jackson as leading ladies. Apart from these films, shooting of Manchu Manoj’s ‘Potugadu’ is taking place at RFC. It’s a rare opportunity for the visitors of Ramoji Film City to see films of their matinee idols being shot at one location. But since RFC is open on all days, the shooting areas were kept free of any visitors with extra security.

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Prabhas in His New Look

Prabhas was recently spotted in his new look. The actor’s bushy beard, for a role in his upcoming film Bahubali, is sure to surprise many. Co-starring Daggubati Rana and Adivi Sesh, Bahubali is one of the most talked about project in T-Town and will go on floors in June. It is expected to cost nearly Rs 100 crores. As Bahubali is a trilingual, the film also marks the debut of Prabhas in Bollywood and will also have huge release in Tamilnadu. Directed by S.S. Rajamouli, Anushka will be seen as the leading lady while Keeravani is composing the tunes.

Eega at Cannes Visual effects wonder ‘Eega’ directed by sensational director Rajamouli is once again making all Telugu people feel proud. The film was screened at Cannes film market on 20th May 2013. Few members of ‘Eega’ including Baahubali producer Shobhu will be gracing the event. Being excited Shobhu tweeted, “Going to attend Cannes Film Festival and the Film Market, this is the first time I’m going to any festival. Will check out what’s it all about! Excited! We are also screening Eega in the Cannes Film Market (March Du Film).




David Beckham Retires From Football David Beckham, who starred for Manchester United, Real Madrid and England’s national team before heading to the United States and Paris, is retiring. The news was confirmed Thursday by England’s Football association. The midfielder played his first game for Manchester United in 1992 and eventually rose to become captain of England’s international team for more than 50 games, including several World Cup tournaments. He appeared in 115 matches for the squad. As he rose to international fame, Beckham also became a style icon and gained fame for his deadly ability to beat goaltenders on free kicks, a talent that even inspired a movie, Bend It Like Beckham “Despite the offer of an extended one-year deal at Paris Saint-German, the 38-year-old has played his last game, bowing out on a high after helping Carlo Ancelotti’s side win the French title for the first time in 19 years,” reports source. Before this season, Beckham spent six years with the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer, where he helped boost interest in the league. The team won two championships in Beckham’s final two seasons with the squad. “We’re never going to replace David Beckham,” Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena told the Los Angeles.

Rafael Nadal Defeats Roger Federer Sir Alex Ferguson retires as In what was a comManchester united manager pletely dominating victory for Rafael Nadal, the after 27 years Spaniard further proved his claim as the “King of Clay Courts” with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Roger Federer to win the 2013 Rome Masters championship. Heading into this match up, it seemed the tables tilted pretty heavily in Nadal’s favor. That only proved to be true, as the Spaniard showed utter dominance from the opening game to the final point. Federer showed enough resolve to fight back to deuce time after time, but Nadal would quickly rattle off two winners in that span. His best strength Sunday was the ability to shoot down the outside line and hit winners just inches from landing out of bounds. Nadal surely looked better than his current ranking No. 5 in the world throughout the Rome Masters, as he proved able to regain his consistency. In doing so, he has showed his critics that injuries are not currently a problem. The biggest thing going for Nadal right now is that he’s headed to a clay-court major. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that he has won it seven out of the last eight years. The biggest obstacle in his way is likely Federer, who won the only French Open not won by Nadal since 2004. That year was 2009, which seems like ages ago for the Swiss star, who has only won three majors. Wimbledon twice, the Australian Open once, since that championship. That’s why the win is so crucial for Nadal. Even if he has to face the daunting Federer in the French Open final shortly, he can look back to this performance as an indicator of how dominant he is over Federer on clay courts.

After 27 years of giving the hairdryer treatment to English officials, you’d expect the Premier League’s referees to be glad to see the back of Sir Alex Ferguson. However, after Ferguson’s final game in charge at Manchester United, referee Michael Oliver, fourth official Chris Foy and linesmen Ceri Richards and Dave Bryan posed for photographs and even asked for the Scot’s autograph. Ferguson celebrated his 1,500th game in charge of the Red Devils on Sunday, and watched his side play out a thrilling 5-5 draw against West Brom, the first in Premier League history. But the retiring 71-year-old has had few kind words to say about match officials during his time in charge at Old Trafford. Sunday afternoon was a day for celebration and the usually combative Scot was in a jovial mood. Ferguson’s side threw away a three-goal lead to allow Steve Clarke’s team back into the game, with Chelsea Ioanee Romelu Lukaku netting a hat-trick on the final day of the season. JUNE, 2013 77



MOVIES Movie Reviews

The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a novel that automatically lent itself to style, revealing as the story does in the dazzle of 1920s America with its unabashed hedonism and moral decay. Director Luhrmann on cue has crafted his most resplendent film yet. Savored in 3D, the Roaring Twenties bring alive what heights cinema as a visual spectacle can scale. But there is another aspect to Fitzgerald’s novel. Lurking beneath all that jazz are the quieter, gloomier notes of angst, which really gave the novel its focus. Luhrmann’s thrust, going by this film, was never fully to explore the dark side. He may have catered a feast for the senses but he struggles with the emotional conflicts and the tragedy they bring in the wake. Fitzgerald drew from his own life to create the budding author Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), who lands as neighbor to the extravagant young millionaire Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) on arrival in New York. He soon becomes a part of Gatsby’s world, and the lavish parties the man often throws. But as time passes, Nick starts spotting chinks in the happy picture. Emotions such as true love, loyalty and commitment seem to have little value in this world of excesses. A Jay-Z soundtrack would seem unlikely for a world imagined by Fitzgerald, but the rapper has moved away from typical sounds and it works well. A big draw at the global box-office has to be Leonardo DiCaprio. The star of the show straddles flawlessly Gatsby’s range from the powerful to the pathetic. Tobey Maguire by contrast is a suitably restrained spectator to all the drama. Carey Mulligan (playing Nick’s cousin and Gatsby’s lover Daisy) brings out the contradictions of her role well. Finally Amitabh Bachchan is seen in a one-scene cameo as Meyer Wolfsheim. He tells the world what we always knew: Big B is an actor who needs just that one scene. Aurangzeb Arjun Kapoor’s second outing in Bollywood - Aurangzeb - will see him in a double role. Aurangzeb is directed by debutant Atul Sabharwal. It has an ensemble cast including Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Deepti Naval, Amrita Singh and South actor Prithviraj. Jackie Shroff and Amrita Singh have been paired together after almost two decades. Pakistani singer and veteran actress Salma Agha’s daughter Sasha Agha also makes her Bollywood debut with the movie. This film, produced by the Yash Raj Films is rumored to be a fresh take on the 1978 blockbuster film Trishul. The plot is simple. Cops have forever been trying to nail Gurgaon real estate kingpin Yashvardhan (Jackie Shroff) without success. They just fail to get enough evidence against the man every time. Yashvardhan’s top gun is the dapper Ajay (Arjun), a gangster whose lust for power knows no bounds. Then, top cop Ravikant (Rishi Kapoor) unearths a secret about Yashvardhan and hits upon a plan. Ajay is captured and the cops plant his lookalike Vishal (Arjun in a double role) in his place, as an informer in Yashvardhan’s world.

Tadakha Tadakha is a remake of the hit Tamil movie ‘Vettai’ directed by Kishore Pardasany. It has Naga Chaitanya, Sunil, Tamannah and Andrea in the lead roles. Tadakha is a story of two brothers, Siva (Sunil) and Karthik (Chaitu) and their relationship. Tadakha is filled with all the action elements required to keep us entertained throughout the movie. Naga Chaitanya has done a good job in his action role. His performance was better than his previous performances. Sunil’s performance was impressive. The final moments of the film showed good performer in him. Tamannah and Andrea did their job and looked beautiful. Action scenes and the Screenplay were commendable.

Upcoming Movies in June

Yevadu Ram Charan, Shruti Haasan June 14 2013

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Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 Dharmendra, Sunny & Bobby Deol June 7 2013

Man of Steel Russell Crowe, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams June 14 2013

Ghanchakkar Vidya Balan & Emraan Hashmi June 28 2012



Menaka Chetan & Nita Anurag Sharma



An amazing show of art, furniture and jewellery was hosted at luxury furniture boutique Vivanta. It featured Vivanta’s designer Neeta Kumar’s furniture, beautiful jewellery by Menaka Agarwal, artwork by Thota Vaikuntam, Saraswati, Anjani Reddy and Raghunath Sahoo. This amazing show was organized by Kaali Sudheer of Muse Art Gallery. It was attended by Ajita Reddy, Heena Srivastava, Shashi Nahata, Rummy Azad, Renu Hasan, Shruti Murugan and Karuna Gopal.



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Raju Naik

Parda Sarathi

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Hamstech’s Another Milestone

One of the leading fashion institutes in Hyderabad has opened their 4th fashion Institute in Jubilee hills on 4th May 2013. The inauguration was done by Ms. Neeta Lulla - the fashion designer, and the lamp lighting was done by the guest of honour Mr. Ajay Jain – commissioner of technical education. The managing director of Hamstech, Mrs. Ajita Reddy was also present.

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Madventure’s Fun

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Madventure is an adventure sports facility, with its main attraction being an All Terrain Vehicles - (ATV) dirt track spread over 5.5 Acres on a scenic space of land in Moinabad. Guests enjoyed riding on the ATV’s at the venue. The first of its kind in Hyderabad, a full sized off- road race track that brings the Quad Biking experience close home, providing on location all the needs from fully tested safety protection gear, and of course the vehicles themselves. MADVENTURE provides archery and a shooting range, equipped with trained professionals and top of the range utilities for the ultimate shooting experience! It was inaugurated by the mayor of the city.



Safina & Sama



Sriniket, Puneet, Neetu & Rounak

Poonam & Sadhna

Cheer Girls


Jonathan & Sarah

Srimala Reddy

Aqua Sundown

Sundown season 2 at Aqua by Bezire and Hangover was a huge success. Aqua’s pool party was the most happening thing in the city with the Hottest Dj duo burning the dance floors. Playing Global music by the pool along with some rain dance!!! Their electric energy was contagious enough to get any party pumping.

Avsha & Aliyaana 84 JUNE, 2013

Prachi & Arunima

DJ Paroma

DJ Jay

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Chandra Shekar

Madhava Rao

Prakash Deshmukh

CM Kiran Kumar Reddy & Niroop Reddy

25 years of success

The Indian Institute of Architects, A.P Chapter, celebrated their silver jubilee. It’s a gathering of the whole governing body of A.P chapter lead by Mr. Niroop Reddy. Debates on solar power, government and how architects can influence the society were done. Guests include our honourable Chief Minister Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Housing Minister Mr. Vikram Kumar Reddy and IIA National President Mr. Prakash Deshmukh.

Venu Gopal

Uttam Kumar Reddy & Narsimlu

Abiram & Sonakshi

Vivek Goud & Danam Nagendar

Lip Smacking Chicken!

Pollitos, the young brand in the global fried chicken business opened their first restaurant in South India, in S.R. nagar. Pollitos has lip smacking chicken dishes like chicken burgers, grilled chicken and fried chicken. Their Spanish chicken Fritos are a must try. Pollitos has international quality standards with world class infrastructure, ambience and widest variety of menu. 86 JUNE, 2013

Ashish Goud


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Shreedevi Deepti Rajesh


Cherry & Maniza

Fashion Destination

Fashion Designer Deepthi Rajesh in association with Anahita Store has launched her Signature Brand and label of Clothes. Her new collection “Thithli” was showcased on this occasion. The collection is a prêt line of cottons, Kota, organza and chanderi in pastel shades and renaissance flavors. Designer Deepthi Rajesh says “the outlet brings in a range of designers including Rohit Gandhi, Rahul Khanna and Ranna Gill. Now adding the collection from Deepthi Rajesh, Anahita is a place to update your wardrobe, read up on fashion, review collections and look absolutely fabulous”.


Sharmila & Ashu Gauri


Swati 88 JUNE, 2013

Rajni & Sirisha

Dr. Kamala


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Aparna & Sanjay



Evening with Girlfriends

Vibha Mehta hosted a party for her newlywed sister Aparna at the park hotel. It was a fun-filled evening with lots of talking and laughter. It was a get together of all the girlfriends of Vibha and Aparna. They had snacks and mocktails and updated each other with what’s going on in their lives. The flower decoration looked very beautiful and elegant.

Neha Gurleen Bagga

Mehak Gurmeet

Geet 90 JUNE, 2013



Sonia & Pavani Khurana


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All Smiles

M n M Evening Nikita Reddy

Nikita Reddy hosted an M n M (Margaritas and Martinis) evening at her place in Jubilee Hills for all the club SE la VIE’s members. It was an amazing party with lots of drinks to beat this summer’s heat. The ladies had loads of fun and yummy snacks were served.


Priyanka Sheetal, Arpita & Shilpa Rupal

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Ruvini & Silva

Lets Party! Brij & Bhupinder Sahani

Movida, the new lounge was launched at Radisson Blue Hotel. The opening party was a huge success. The special attraction was the international DJ Candice Redding. The crowd was amazing, it was a mixture of youngsters, Tollywood celebs and socialites. Everyone was excited and seemed to be having a great time, wide variety of cocktails were also introduced. Movida is very contemporary and it is the first lounge bar in Banjara Hills.

Kamlesh Mehta & Sarabjeet Singh


Anupam & Swetha


DJ Emol & Neha

Avdesh & Goyal 94 JUNE, 2013

DJ Candice Priyanka & Bhargavi

Pavan Kakkar



Sandeep, Sunita & Diana

Bangalore Fashion Week 2013

Vijay Rana on the ramp with a model

Shenu & Geet

This year the Bangalore fashion week was held in Bangkok. Hyderabadi fashion designer Vijay Rana had showcased his beautiful collection of Indo-Western gowns. His clothes were made from organic cotton in natural print. They had Embroidery works, sequins, and exclusive colors. This collection is a special edition as the fabric was made in house by Vijay Rana himself. He got an amazing response for his collection.

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Geeta, Neeta & Maya

Dancing The Night Away

Dinesh Patel hosted a party at Kismet to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of his company Stellar. It was a gathering of all the close friends and family. The guests enjoyed themselves and bonded over fashion and some serious dancing. Recent Bollywood hit Niroop tracks like jalebi bai and hookah bar were played.

Sonu, Dinesh & Ramesh

Adithya & Kirthi

Nilesh & Soni Gupta

Suman & Ratan Mulani

Vinita & Nishant 96 JUNE, 2013

Prasuna & Padmaja

Kodan Ram Reddy & Vamsi Ram Subba Reddy

Veera Reddy



Indu & Vinod Farah & Nawab


Raja & Prasad

Sahil Gulati

Varun, Rahul & Sonika

Aamir Sharma

SV Krishna Reddy

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Poonam & Sadhna Greeshma & Lokesh

Aman & Anjura

Party Scene Aditi

People were dressed to kill and stepped in to the clubs to shake a leg with their partners they were high in spirits to have a gala time. Ladies kept the dance floor rocking with their moves. It was a happening scenario with the clubs this month in Hyderabad.



Bhavna Maniya Divya Amit


Rakhi & Neha 98 JUNE, 2013

Kiranmay, DJ Kanna, Ankita


DJ Piyush

Sonali & Navdeep



Apoorva & Mona


Priyanka Sonal


Jagapathi Babu & Sharvanand

K TAL Amita Piyush T has been HO




crowned Mrs. India International in Atlanta & she has swept awards for 4 subcategories… Ahem Ahem! She will be representing India for Mrs. International 2013 in Chicago very soon that’s what we call beauty with brains. Way to go lady! JUNE, 2013 99


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Rd. No.1 Banjara Hills, Tel : 2335 5598

Basheerbagh, Tel : 40632300 Boggulkunta, Tel : 24756997, 24753482

Shams News Agencies

Rainbow Childrens Hospitals

Himalaya Book World

Abids, Tel : 9247750700


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

Talwar cars (Volvo)

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

COFFEE SHOPS Beyond Coffee

Rd. No. 36, Jubilee Hills, Tel : 23545359

Chocolate Room

Madhapur, Tel : 64589595 Somajiguda, Tel : 23300839

Testa Rossa

Rd. No.10, Jubilee Hills, Tel : 65556519


Adj. lane to kirtilals, Begumpet Tel: 9000507807

Enr Fashion Studio

Nagarjuna Nagar, Ameerpet Tel: 9866722621 / 8121176128


Rd. No. 36, Jubilee Hills, Tel : 23552360


Rd. No. 36, Jubilee Hills, Tel : 23554800 / 23554801

HOSPITALS Apollo Hospitals

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

Care Hospitals


Computer Sales & Services, AMC, Networking & IT Infrastructure Humayun Nagar, Mehdipatnam

Hard Rock Cafe

The Great Kabab Factory

Tel : 65559912/8121569912

Tel : 44767900

Tel : 23302244 / 48

M.K Computers Technologies


Shamshabad - Tel : 66250000 Hitech City - Tel : 66824422

Taj Banjara

Rd. No. 1 Banjara Hills, Tel : 66769999

Taj Deccan

Rd. No. 1 Banjara Hills, Tel : 66523939

Taj Krishna

Rd. No. 1 Banjara Hills, Tel : 66662323 / 66292323

The Park

Somajiguda, Tel : 23456789 / 4433 0116


Hitech City - Madhapur, Tel : 67676767 / 67676828


Jubilee Hills, Rd. No. 92 Tel : 30487777

Tel : 30418488, 30116142


Jubilee Hills, Rd. No. 36 Tel : 65512222

Rd. No. 12, Banjara Hills,


Raj Bhavan, Begumpet




Tel : 23350130

Musaddilal Jewellers & Exporters Panjagutta, Tel : 23418004, 23418005

Suhani Pittie

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

Somajiguda, Tel : 67779000, MOBILES 23319999 Malakpet, Tel : 24555555, 24551372, Aanand Mobiles Repairs & Services. 24551373 S. P. Road, Tel : 66616588, 24551372, Multi-brand mobiles : iPhone, Black Berry, Samsung, Sony, HTC 9849304805. and Nokia. Parklane Circle, Emerald House, HOTELS Ground Floor, Shop No: 7, Sec-bad. Tel : 9949999940, 040-66313100 Hyatt Hyderabad Road No.2, IT Park, Gachibowli RA MOBILES Tel : 48481234. Repairs & Services for all smartphones, accessories available for ITC - Kakatiya all mobiles. G-7, Ground Floor, Begumpet, Devaki Chambers, Opp Hdfc bank, Tel : 23400132 / 40018183 Paradise circle, Secunderabad Tel: 8125606060, 040-66666551 Marriot


Rd. No.1, Banjara Hills,

Road No-12, Banjara Hills, Tel : 67111988

Tel : 23456789

Basheer Bagh, Tel : 23211083,

Yashoda Hospital

Tank Bund, Tel : 66522999 / 27522999

Begumpet Tel : 27766464


TBZ Rd. No. 10, Banjara Hills, Tel : 23319064, 23319191, 23319062. Punjagutta, Tel : 23400231, 23400231

Rd. No. 1, Banjara Hills,

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Bottles & Chimney



Near NTR Gardens, Necklace Road Tel : 23448989 / 39895050 (www.

Rd. No. 1 Banjara Hills Tel : 6625 9907/6625 9908

News Cafe

Hitech City - Madhapur, Tel : 40101234/35/36

The Club

Novotel Hicc Hitech city Tel: 66824422

RESORTS Alankrita

Thumkunta Village, Shameerpet Tel : 27709106 / 27709104


Near Osman Sagar Lake, Gandipet, Tel : 66047533

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

PVR Cinemas

Hyderabad Central Mall, Punjagutta X Rd. Tel : 66621115 / 66621116 (www.

PET CARE Nails n Tails

Rd. No. 4, Banjara Hills, Tel : 66047626

PUBLIC RELATIONS Edge Public Relations Begumpet, Hyderabad Tel : 9618000068

PUBS 10 Downing Street

Lifestyle Bldg, Begumpet Tel : 67110387

Trousseau Cottage (Ladies Store) Rd No. 9 Banjara Hills, Tel : 9703500886


Ameerpet / Kukatpally / Dilsukhnagar. Tel : 66666669


Somajiguda - Tel : 40040666 Secunderabad - Tel : 66384666 Dilsukhnagar - Tel : 66755575


Rd. No. 10, Banjara Hills, Tel : 66689666


Bhanoor, Near Patancheru Tel:23492350

Begumpet, Tel : 40112222. Banjara Hills, Tel : 40135555 Hitech City, Tel : 66635151 GVK One Mall, Tel : 44767860


Meena Bazar Extension


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


Inside Jalavihar, Necklace Road

Begumpet, Tel : 66621212


Banjara Hills : 66756666 King Koti, Tel : 66665588


Tel : 67110978

Begumpet, Tel : 66629917 / 16


Womens World

Rd. No. 1, Banjara Hills, Tel : 66255550


Rd. No. 12, Banjara Hills,


Road No.10, Banjara Hills,

Tel : 23545578, 9666688168


Basheer Bagh, Tel : 23298811/22

Isda Thai

Above Volkswagen Show Room, Rd. No.92, Jubilee Hills, Tel: 23607380

Khan Saab

Rd. No. 1, Banjara Hills, Tel : 67767111 / 112

Little Italy

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


Panjagutta, Tel : 64559666


Journalist colony Road No.12 Jubilee Hills, 40040633


Chirag Ali Lane, Abids, Tel : 23203314

Paris de salon

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

Shivani Beauty Parlour Opp. KFC, Himayat Nagar, Tel : 40037323 / 9948926111


GVK One Mall Banjara Hills

Rd. No.12, Banjara Hills, Tel : 64625500

Tel : 9959010088

Nautanki Galli

Rd. No. 72, Dargah Road, Jubilee Hills, Tel : 67118476

Hitech City Road, Madhapur, Tel : 7893010001 / 7893010000

Fifth Element Thai spa

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Know Your Fortune


- Tarot reading by Nupur Heda


(May 21 - June 20)

If you have people working for you or if you run a small business, this is a favorable period to be confident and firm in your leadership. You’ll be able to achieve objectives that you’ve set a long time ago if you can gain the confidence of your employees with your high spirits. If you work for an employer, this will be a good period for your relationship. However, this does not include general situations or circumstances derived from internal policies that go beyond your responsibility or that of your boss. Probably this will be a very favorable period for you to discover good and bad things among your friends and things about them that may, voluntarily or not, harm you. Fulfill all your commitments even though you’ll have to face contradictory, situations.Even though you don’t mean to, your inner worries may be apparent in your general state of mind. There are some psychological mechanisms that we cannot always control, they require an extraordinary strength of character. You are physically and morally in conditions to overcome any circumstance that is the source of your strength.

Gemini Year 2013 for

emini people iter this year, G p Ju of t si an tr es. Both Due to the ience good tim er p ex d an py u may shall be hap be enriched. Yo ill w lth ea w d your health an circle and your s in your social ge an ch e nc ie er aphysical will exp ystical and met m lt, cu oc in st e interested in intere . You will also b ly ab er id ns co ful about increase to be extra care ve ha ill w u Yo . se’s family spirituality ance, your spou fin t in jo to d te usion matters rela suffer from conf so al ay m u Yo . career. or inheritance matters of your e th g in rd ga re present and self doubt ur instincts and yo t us tr ld ou However you sh e real you. to the world th



This is a contradictory but positive period. You’ll be able to interpret all the impulses generated by your hopes, dreams and desires. These messages will be very important because they’ll help you carry out your activities, however, you should carefully study each message. This will not be a simple, easy period. Bear in mind that you need to engage in social activities, but this may generate enemies. Try to consolidate your position in your job and don’t embark on new projects, this is not a period to move forward. You better plan things out.If you are involved in matters of sharing out money coming from the division of familial state, you’ll probably get what you lawfully deserve. Unintentionally, you’ll have a tendency towards generosity. Try not to get involved in matters related to the disease of some relative. It is not very likely that you can come up with a solution. In these cases, try to find support in those relatives that have sound judgment and enough determination.

You’re heading into a period of wait. Probably your assets won’t multiply swiftly but you won’t lose any of your possessions if you carry out your daily activities with prudence and moderation. Games of chance can give you nice surprises, probably you’ll get some rewards.It is time now for you to start paying attention to the general state of your health. You should have a thorough check-up. Making sure that you are healthy should always be on your mind.This is not a good period to engage in arguments with your partner. Your words may work against you, always try to keep a balance. To avoid conflict try to talk about banalities or unimportant matters. This is a short and passing period, you’ll soon enter into a more favorable one. It’s essential that you find a balance in your attitudes and messages in your workplace. It’s very likely that you’ll be an object of manipulation. Making impartial remarks will be the key to success.



If you are truly worried about some situation that seems to be oppressive or even distressing, don’t hesitate about going deeply into its causes. Ignorance won’t help you overcome any obstacle. Enlightenment arises when you see through things. This will help you find the clues that will allow you to direct each of your problems to its solutions. Undoubtedly, you will enter a period in which you’ll increase physical activity with your partner. During this cycle you may unintentionally meet people with a strong character and even a bit possessive that may have a positive and constructive influence on your personality. This is a favorable period to stop being lonely and look for a companion that may be the complement that you need and with whom you can give free course to your passion. If you are HAVING an affair, be careful, there may be some problems that can cause a break-up.

Use all your energy in those situations that give you pleasure. Don’t hesitate about enjoying all lustful circumstances, just pay attention to the future consequences since this is just a fleeting, passing moment. This is the ideal time to accomplish your goals.You’ll have to have the best disposition to understand the transformations that your family is undergoing, especially those related to the growth of the younger. Don’t be afraid, in the end you’ll be benefited if you can detect in a wise way the codes of the changes. Undoubtedly, if you head the changes you’ll assert your leadership. Instead of talking, try to prove things with convincing facts. Probably you’ll have to face difficult or awkward situations among your relatives and friends. If you make an effort and get ready, you’ll be able to act bravely and impartially to solve all those problems that you’re involved in.

(June 21 - July 22)

(July 23 - August 22)

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(August 23 - September 22)

(September 23 - October 22)

(October 23 - November 21) It is very likely that new projects related to your job will appear, they may bring about economic improvement, or although they may not be economically important, they may be more gratifying for your spirit. This is a period of new ideas and innovative strength. If you are determined, you’ll have enough energy to remove from your spirit most of your inner worries. This is a period of low creativity, solutions may come up but not in an easy or obvious way. You’ll be favored but it is very probable that you’ll have to make a big effort, the course of events will help you find solutions. Your spirit will be strengthened.This is not a favorable period to meet friends that you haven’t seen in a long time or those who are not very intimate. During this period you’ll transmit a kind of negative energy that may end up breaking up the group. It will be easy for you to fulfill commitments that you have made a long time ago, everybody expects that you do so.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Although dreaming is something good and having hopes and wishes may bring you a better future, you should also value what you have built so far leaving for the future the creation of new situations that will help you make your fantasies come true. Try to moderate your participation in social meetings, this is a period in which you’ll be influenced by a tendency towards break-up. This is not a good period to embark on your own work project or to change your job. It is better that you wait to start new projects. You may have trouble solving any present or future problems no matter how simple they seem to be. You’ll have to be patient to be able to deal with ambiguity and you’ll have to rely on your sound judgment. Answers will be provided by your inner wisdom. You have to be cautious when dealing with conflicts.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

Your economic situation will tend to improve, even more than what you expect. Opportunities for association will come up and it is possible that among the good people that you know can make arrangements for joint prosperity. Try to identify those who can take this kind of decisions with you. If you’ve felt the heavy load of effort, think how useful it will be to share that load with others. If you are healthy you’ll have a special energy and vitality and you’ll be able to practice and fully enjoy physical activities. On the other hand, if you have some kind of health problem or if your health is deteriorated, this is a favorable time for quick recovery. Be careful with excess of physical, emotional or intellectual activity, this may cause tension or stress. Bear in mind that a favorable period must correlate with a clinically proven healthy state of the mind and the body.


(January 20 - February 18) You and your partner won’t enjoy a period of harmonious communication. This period is not very favorable to make up with him if that’s the case. Use all your communicative energy in your job, this is a good period to make ingenious proposals that can contribute to the success of the company or to the accomplishment of goals.Don’t try to restrain your instincts, this is a special period to taste the forbidden fruit. Things won’t happen in a logical order and you’ll have to try to




make sense of the facts. Be prudent with your ambitions, if you are determined, you’ll achieve important goals, but be careful because this doesn’t mean they will last in time. This is not a favorable period to enjoy living together, try to create plenty of space for each one to have freedom. It is highly probable that you’ll get involved in problems with your relatives. Try not to intervene, this is an ideal period to get into trouble. Enjoy with your friends as much as you can. You’ll make progress in these relationships.


(February 19 - March 20) You’ll enter into a period of low stability. This will be bad if you’re trying to negotiate better working conditions or to discuss changes that favor you. If you have tense relationships with partners, superiors or work mates, this is not a favorable time to find lasting solutions, just try to use sound judgment and willpower.Probably this will be a very favorable period for you to discover good and bad things among your friends and things about them that may, voluntarily or not, do harm to you. Fulfill all your commitments even though you’ll have to face contradictory, situations. Pay attention to your hopes, wishes and dreams, this is a positive period to make some of them come true. Rationality and determination will be the way to succeed in materializing them. Try to meet new people, this will be very useful. Try to improve your work project, pay attention to circumstances in order to avoid mistakes.


(March 21 - April 19) If you have to make decisions regarding matters like division of assets or inheritance procedures try to have an altruistic attitude, this selfless position will be very important to reach fair solutions. If problems arise as a consequence of the disease of a relative or a close person, you should devote yourself to help with that. If you feel like it to explore your inner self with an adventurous and lively spirit don’t hesitate just do it. You have really high chances of finding answers and achieving a pleasant state of spiritual balance. Luck is on your side. Although you are now going through a period when circumstances may be a bit distressing, causing tension on your everyday life, this is also a period in which luck will be on your side. You have to analyze deeply the different situations and it will be easy for you to solve any problem with the aid of your experience. Take advantage of this special period, your confusion will be the sole cause of your failure.

TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

You’ll go through a period of harmonic and sweet relations with your partner, you may even show a maternal, protective attitude. In this period you’ll have a tendency towards spirituality and important decisions. This is not a favorable cycle for extra marital relationships, during these days love with only one man is the best. If you don’t have a partner, this is a good period to start looking for one.You find yourself in a period that is both, very favorable and very contradictory. Although there are high chances of economic growth, one mistake can lead you to great misfortune. A balanced spirit and high rationality will keep you off danger, making it possible for you to profit from the advantages that this period has in store for you.This is an interesting period of vitality and energy. Be strong and work hard to solve all the health problems that you may have, you’ll be successful. This is a good period for physical rehabilitation. It is also a favorable period for surgery, though in this case the risks will depend on the complexity of the problem.

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