Tulip October E-Mag

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Navratri Special





From Fat to Fit

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9 days of Spirituality, Dandiya & Fun

Big Machines Luxury on wheels College Fashion Diaries






On the cover : Kishan Lohiya Photography by : Sarath Shetty Hair stylist : Dev (Snippers Salon)


Time to put on your dancing shoes and decide on a dandiya dress!!


Take the Turkish Riviera; from hot water spas to relaxing beaches to towering buildings; turkey is a mix of all.


Raise your style quotient with crop tops, the new in culture.


Gear up for the wedding season with our special section on the wedding trousseau.

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Learn how to cook the “yummy-licious” Beet Mushroom from Swaminandan Singh, Executive Chef, Radisson Blu Plaza.


Love is in the air for Moona and Saif, check out their love story in this section!!


Get ready to take a ride in the all new B-Class Mercedes Benz, the ultimate Sports Tourer.


Know about the parties in town and more, exclusive pictures and coverage!

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK The month of September brought with it more rains and fresh merchandise at your favorite retail stores for the Autumn / Winter 2012 collection. I hope you made the most of this fresh stock and stuffed yourself with the new merchandise. With a heart full of love, I present to you the October issue of your very own, Tulip Magazine. The month of October is power packed with activity. With a few festivals in line, like Navratri, Dussehra and Bakrid, I am sure all of us await this month for its festivities. Navratri brings with it nine days of fasting, feasting and dancing; and merry making in the form of Dandiya Raas being held at various places in the city. In our special section on Navratras, we tell you what to wear and how to wear and where to buy the Dancing dresses. Dussehra signifies the win of good over evil. It celebrates the victory of God Ram over Ravana. It teaches us the lesson to be good ourselves and to inculcate goodness in our future generations. Whatever be the circumstances, its best to hold on to ethical moral values. We also celebrate Gandhi Jayanti on the 2nd October. It’s the birthday of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. We all should take out some time on this day, to think about this great man who fought for India’s freedom. October also ushers in the season of marriages. In our special section, we bring you Indian Wedding Trousseau. We all love weddings because it is a reason for us to mingle with our close friends and family. Wedding also brings with it lots of shopping. Women just need a reason to shop. So, if you are a bride and confused or you have a wedding in your family, you don’t need to be bothered because we bring to you a list of garments that you can wear for your “D” day. We also tell you what to wear for the various functions preceding the wedding in our special section “Wedding Mantra”. The cover story for this issue is about “Luxury on Wheels” in a tete-a-tete with Kishan Lohiya, the car customization King, we find out more about his passion. In a day from your diary, we have Niroop Kumar Nallari, who talks about his passion, architecture and his day to day life. In special bonding, we see how love blossomed between, Moona and Saif, the perfect couple. We also tell you some of the coolest style tips to follow, what to wear for Dandiya Raas and how to sport hair accessories and cool crop tops. We give you some of the most exciting news about break ups and make ups in our entertainment section, so all you gossip seekers, do watch out for this one. I hope you enjoy this issue as much as you enjoyed the previous ones. Feel free to write to us in case you want to give a feedback. I hope you have a great festive season.


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Food festivals, upcoming events and what’s new in town. All this and lots more. Your guide to the city happenings! Fest 2012 in Hyderabad, India’s biggest annual Music and Beer festival. Venue : N Convention Single Pass price: Rs.899 Season pass : Rs. 2000 Book online on www. meraevents.com

120 min of laughter play Plateful of Plays is the



Karaoke Night With KJ Zaid is an upcoming event in Hyderabad. Time : 7pm to 11pm Tel: 27766464

Kingfisher October Fest The Great Indian October

latest offering by Manch Theatre. A collection of humorous short plays, it promises to fill your appetite for theatre and tickle your funny bone. English, comedy play Venue: Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Tickets available on www.bookmyshow.com

Finals T-20

Final match to be held for two teams who ever qualifies for the final


“Wine Maker’s Dinner Big Banyan Premium

Come join us for an evening which is combined with a magic of chef who takes on gastronomical experience and premium wine from Big Banyan vineyards Time: 7.00 pm onwards Venue: Novotel Hyderabad Airport, Tel: 040 66250000


Grape Stomping festival & Cake mixing with Sunday Brunch So all of you who love grape stomping should get their feet warmed up for the upcoming Grape Stomp Festival Time: 7.00 pm onwards Venue: Novotel Hyderabad Airport. Tel: 040 66250000

Carnival Festival There will be full-spectrum celebrations featuring carnival parade, filmy entertainment, live multi-themed shows, games and attractions. Venue : Ramoji Film City Tel. 9 346 346 346 www.ramojifilmcity.com Till November 25th


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

A very Happy Navratri

Every region in India celebrates this festival in its own way, Navratri Festival is dedicated to the 3 avatars of Goddess Shakti - Durga (the warrior Goddess), Lakshmi (the Goddess of wealth), and Saraswati (the Goddess of knowledge).



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Take A Look At The Newly Launched

THE COURTYARD The Courtyard is the new lifestyle store in Secunderabad . It offers a tranquil environment where one can sit down, enjoy a cup of coffee while checking out the ethnic and contemporary merchandise of the store. Visitors can usher in through a compact alley leading into a designer store which projects an image of opulence coupled with ethnicity. The store offers handmade products from various production centers of India comprising of reputed as well as fledgling brands. The merchandise includes exclusively designed garments, coordinated fashion accessories, home décor collections and handicrafts sourced from Firozabad, Moradabad and Saharanpur. Café Courtyard (part of the store) serves exotic beverages and snacks. This allows shopping to be a pleasant experience and not drudgery, it is probably no wonder that the store presents its tagline as - meet, mingle, shop. LOCATION – Solanki Plaza, Plot # A-7, Second Floor, Above Woodland showroom, Rukmanipuram, Dr. A S Rao Nagar, Hyderabad - 500 062 Mob: +91-9032889999 , E-mail: rachna@thecourtyard.co.in

KIMAYA Kimaya launched its new store in Hyderabad. The 3500 sq ft luxury space is a treat to fashionista’s in the city. Subdued sumptuousness is the key to store of Kimaya Hyderabad, where the muted colours exude a quiet elegance and allow the clothes to stand out. It is a haven ensconced on Banjara Hill, the city’s eminent high –street. Hyderabad’s discerning, well travelled denizens can finally celebrated and drop themselves into the lap of luxury at Kimaya. Today, Kimaya enjoys a dominant share of the Indian designer wear market. Therefore, since inception, it has consistently emerged as the single largest buyer at the Indian Fashion Weeks. Fine clothing coupled with accessories including shoes, bags and jewellery completes the look for an eclectic mix of its high-net worth clientele ranging from film stars, royalty, models, celebrities, entrepreneurs, industrialists, and cream de la cream of the society. LOCATION -Ground Floor, Shangrila Plaza, Road No. 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Tel : 09920075414

AANCHAL ”Aanchal”- the statement of fashion has launched its flagship store at road no1 Banjara hills managed by designers in fashion industry from last 30 years. It’s a sister concern of cover girl boutique which was launched in 1985 in Mumbai and Pune. They specialize in customization of designer wear according to the need of their clients. They design Indian and indo-western wear in fabrics like georgettes, nets, brocades silks and linen. They also have semi stitched suits for clients who need an outfits to her size in at a short notice. Aanchal assures quality designs which would be value to your money. They also have a wide collection of various designers like Heena Kochar, Shailendra Gupta, Aadya, Ayesha Aejaz, Des-Vides, Ritu Raj, Omra and their in house designers have designed formal wear for top bollywood stars. This can be seen at their store. They also have branded shoes and hand bags. For an ultra new look visit the new showroom. LOCATION – Ground Floor, GS Plaza, Road No.1 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad Tel : 040-66339037 16 OCTOBER, 2012

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Kalamandir was awarded “Power Brand Rising Star Award” for the year 2012 and Mr. Prasad Chalavadi (Founder, Chairman and Managing Director – Kalamandir) was facilitated with “Power Brand Rising Entrepreneur of the year award”. The two prestigious awards were presented on 29th August 2012 amidst dignitaries, business tycoons, bollywood icons, celebrities & socialites from India and UAE at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai. An initiative by Planman Media, the Power Brand Signature Series event was supported by His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mabarak Al Nahayan – Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE. On his behalf, Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State graced the evening as the chief guest. A spectacular fashion show specially put together by ace Designer Manish Malhotra was one of the highlights of the evening. Excited about the “Power Brand Rising Star Award”, Kalamandir Kalyan (CEO) of Kalamandir said, “We, at Kalamandir, are overwhelmed at being chosen for this esteemed award. We are grateful to our customers and other supporters for helping us win this award. These awards motivate us to bring better products to our customers and serve them even better”.

Kalyan Annam CEO, Kalamandir, Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri, Editor-in-Chief Planman Media and Honorary Director IIPM & Prasad Chalavadi, CMD, Kalamandir

Excited about receiving “Power Brand Rising Entrepreneur of the year award” Mr. Prasad Chalavadi (Founder, Chairman and Managing Director – Kalamandir) said, “It is such an honor for me to be awarded this title. In fact, our organization has always endeavored to be at the forefront of changes in our industry, bringing the very best in fashion to our customers and make it a point to always appreciate our customers with great deals without compromising on quality. We are committed to continuing this policy”.


Deepika Padokne was in Hyderabad recently to unveil the new stylish Yamaha Ray scooter. She looked astonishing in her neck piece Jewellery and was carrying her dark blue dress with high stilettos gracefully with her toned body. Ray is the first Yamaha model to enter India’s scooter segment and is strategically positioned to expand its share in the Indian market. The company has started a new assembly line for scooters which is run entirely by women employees.

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Urvashi Rautela was crowned I AM SHE 2012. Recently, the finale of I AM She 2012 was held at the Leonia Holistic Destination, Hyderabad, India. Urvashi from Dehradun is 18 years old and stands 1.75 m won the crown. She will represent India in the upcoming Miss Universe 2012, First runner up was Shilpa Singh & Second runner up was Arlette Grao. The Contest was a grand affair. Sushmita Sen personally trained and groomed all the models who were participating in the contest.



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Balancing Exercise and Nutrition is the in Thing!


e all have a jam packed schedule from Monday to Friday, work, meetings, traffic jams, all eat into our scarce time. Weekends are even busier, there are things at home that need our attention urgently, we need family time, we need to socialize and yes of course we need that very precious “me” time. But, unfortunately, all of us have 24 hours in a day and we need to squeeze in all the activities in this time. Due to this crunch of time, we regularly ignore one aspect of our life that is, ourselves. We keep complaining about our ever increasing flab but we don’t do anything about it. So, one fine day, we decide to go on a crash diet. We decide to skip meals and starve ourselves so that we can lose those extra inches that we have gained. But, do you know how badly that affects our body? The right thing to do is to balance exercise with the right nutrition. Firstly, please fix an appointment with that nutritionist you’ve been delaying to meet for months now. She will decide what, when and how much to eat based on your current lifestyle and status of nutrition. She might suggest few lifestyle changes like sleeping a little early, going to a gym, practicing yoga, avoiding junk food, having lots of fruits and vegetables, drinking lots of water (which you will hate), but in the end you know it’s good for your body, so please strictly follow what she says. Secondly, follow the diet chart strictly, we know you love that cheesy pizza and that sinful chocolate brownie, we know how you lust at the sight of “Mysore bhajji’s”, but please refrain from these till you get that perfect hour glass figure or get rid of those extra inches around your waist. Once you decide to stick to your schedule, come what may, you will be able to do it. It’s all in the will power, trust us. Thirdly, be a regular at the gym you joined once upon a time and have now forgotten about. Please respect yourself. Your body is the last thing that you should be ignoring. After all, it helps you do what you love doing.

- By Anshima Gupta 20 OCTOBER, 2012

ujuta Diwekar, the celebrity nutritionist, who taught India that simple eating is the way to a million dollar body was at Hyderabad at a local bookstore to talk about her book “Women and the Weight Loss Tamasha”. She breaks myths on diets and interacts with people in an open session. She has worked with people from all walks of life on fitness and diet related issues. Her celebrity clients include Kareena Kapoor, Anil Ambani, Saif Ali Khan, Konkana Sen Sharma and Preity Zinta. She has redefined dieting with her nostalgic approach towards a healthy lifestyle. She believes in following a common sense approach to eating and that’s Eating Right. “Ghaar ka Khana,Ghee, dal and Sabzi” is what she recommends. She tells us that Hyderabadi’s Eat local but think and look global….

biscuits, cereals, packed wafers, milk mixers etc, they are all fattening. Eat ghar ka khana , don’t replace your lunches or dinners with packaged food, you are not lessening but increasing your calories.

Breaking all myths on diets How do we increase the nutrient intake? You must eat within 15 minutes of getting up. Eat every two hours and eat more when you are active and less when you are not and finish your meal two hours before sleeping and basically there are 5 rules to increasing the nutrient content: 1.

Eat food which is prepared fresh and eat within 3 hours of cooking.


Eat your vegetables and fruits whole, don’t cut them or mash them into juices.


Remain loyal to your genes, eat what you have been eating since childhood.


Eat seasonal fruits and vegetables, for example mangoes in summer.

Why should one eat less post sunset? Post sunset your activity level goes down. This way most of our food is to be digested before going to sleep and this leads to a sound sleep and this leaves your body free to do its repair work. How much sleep is adequate? Sound sleep is most essential, integral and non negotiable aspect of loosing the body fat. I over emphasise the importance of restfull and peaceful sleep. It is one thing your body must have if you want a narrower waist, flatter stomach and toned body. When you get up fresh without an alarm, that amount of sleep is adequate. Even if you oversleep, you won’t be fresh.

Eat local and think global? To think big, to think global and to think beyond your limitations, the body must be well nourished and the mind must be calm. Eat food which is rich in nutrients. Eat food which is locally available because the longer the food has travelled before landing in your plate the longer your navel will travel away from your spine i.e. a fatter stomach. What about packed food? Packed food is one thing everyone needs to avoid. Avoid your diet food, your multigrain

What about tea and coffee, are they healthy? Or is it appropriate to switch to green tea? Tea and coffee should be avoided as the first thing in the morning when you wake up. Apart from that you can have it twice a day, your regular filter coffee or masala chai is just fine. You don’t need to force yourself to have green tea, tulsi tea or any such “low calorie” beverages. Just stick to your basics but not more than two cups a day.

- By Chandni Parekh


ijaya is one of the most popular Zumba fitness Instructor in town. She is successfully running Zumba classes in the city with more emphasis in corporate and gated housing communities. She came across AQUA ZUMBA® a while back and enrolled herself for international certification and successfully completed the training recently in Bangalore.

What is AQUA ZUMBA®? AQUA ZUMBA® is a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief. AQUA ZUMBA® is a fitness discipline which incorporates various Latin American and popular international rhythms and dances modified to the aquatic environment without losing the basic identity and flavor which makes it so much more fun than doing normal exercise on land. Splashing, stretching, twisting, shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering are often heard during these classes. Anyone doing AQUA ZUMBA® will work on aerobic endurance, muscle resistance, flexibility and joint mobility all at the same time in a fun and enjoyable environment. It is a low impact total body fitness workout which gives the participants a pool party experience for people of all fitness levels. What are the benefits of AQUA ZUMBA®? AQUA ZUMBA® in addition to the excitement and fun of working out in water, allows an individual to exercise without stressing their joints due to the decrease in the force of gravity. Working constantly against the resistance of the water increases lean muscle mass and burns more calories than normal exercises. It also increases muscle endurance, muscle flexibility and joint mobility. AQUA ZUMBA® involves large range of motions for achieving proper body balance. For the same intensity of exercise on land, heart rates are lower in water which basically means that one can train harder without the heart working as hard. When working out in water, one will be using muscles that are normally passive on land. Moving against the multidirectional resistance of water, works all the muscles and helps promote muscle balance. It is beneficial to older adults and pregnant women too. What are the precautions one should take before enrolling for AQUA ZUMBA® ? It is always recommended that AQUA ZUMBA® participants check with their family physician prior to starting if they have a history of any chronic problems. Trained instructors like me vary the intensity of exercises to ensure a balanced workout which includes warming up and stretching exercises. It is very important to drink sufficient water to keep the body hydrated during AQUA ZUMBA®. Proper comfortable apparel which allows freedom and movement is preferred. If working out in water, which tends to be cooler, it is worth buying neoprene vests and jackets that help maintain body temperature while working out. Aquatic fitness shoes are also preferred to prevent injury from impact on pool floor. What is the fees structure for AQUA ZUMBA® and schedule of class in a week? It is advisable that one should go for two AQUA ZUMBA® classes in a week initially. The fees for AQUA ZUMBA® is relatively higher than normal ZUMBA® class as the cost of hiring a pool and maintenance charges increase the cost. It may seem that the initial expenditure on apparel is higher but in the long run it is well worth it.



Look Trendy with Hair Accessories The trend of hair accessories started long back during the time of Kings and Queens rule. The Prince used to adorn the peacocks feather over his turban to depict royalty and status and the Princess used to decorate their hair with beautiful and elegant Tiaras. Tiaras are the crowns; they were a sign of royalty. What started as a means of separating the classes from the masses is now a fashion everyone tries to keep up with. We often see models wearing lovely hair accessories while showcasing collections for couturiers across the world, and they look oh-so-glam! A hair accessory essentially helps you stand out of the crowd.


here are different types of hair accessories available in the market, a hair accessory can be as simple as a clutch or it can be as complex as a tiara. Also, you will always find hair accessories that suit you, you don’t have to worry about the length of your hair or your hair texture, there are “n” number of hair accessories in the market and some or the other hair accessory is going to suit you. So, go ahead, we give you lots of “Gyaan” on hair accessories. Hair accessories serve 2 purposes, either you use it to keep your hair in place or you use it for adding glam to your look. The right hair accessory can accentuate your hairstyle no matter what type of enhancement you choose. Barrettes, clips and pins are extremely

plentiful and easy to locate. You can find these with many different types of embellishment or they can simply add a touch of color. You can easily find them with bows and ribbons, leather, pearls, fruit, butterflies, etc. The choice of these is truly endless depending on what you require for whatever outfit you want to enhance. Another popular hair accessory you can easily find is the ponytail holder. You can find these with beads or other trinkets on them, made of synthetic hair, wood, acrylic, or ribbon covered to add extra appeal to your tresses. If you don’t want to

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damage your hair remember not to use rubber bands, there are many different types of man-made bands you can use. If you just want to pull your hair away from your face a headband is a good choice. Some headbands can have floral patterns, faux gemstones and even the fabric can be part of the decoration and some even have combs attached to them for added gripping ability. Headbands can range from narrow to wide and can be made of silicone, metal, acrylic or stretchy fabric. Hair combs have been used to dress the hair for centuries. They can be of any size from miniature to a single, big comb. When decorated with flowers or gems they can be used for a more formal event to add personal style

pins. Some bobby pins are decorated with flowers, studs or butterflies.

to a dress. The plainer wooden types can be a quick way to add polish to a casual up do. A hair flower is an attractive accessory and can be worn to accent a casual outfit or to highlight a party dress. Everything from familiar flowers to exotic blooms can be used and you can choose from many sizes and colors to complement your taste. Some of the flowers can have glitter sprayed on for a touch of bling or others have small items affixed to them for added interest. Just like the hairclip, bobby pins are one the must-haves in hair adornment list. Women simply cannot twist, turn and style hair strands without the help of the ever useful bobby

Other hair accessories are feathers, hair extensions and braids. Extensions or braids can be clipped on for a temporary style change or you can go to a hair salon and have them permanently set into your hair. Feathers seem to be a popular add-on and can also be temporary or permanent. The colors and styles of all three can provide the perfect highlight in your hair.

Having said that, let me issue a word of caution. Please do not over accessorize. It’s ok to use one or two hair accessories at a time but anything more than that is a strict no – no. The trick is in using one hair accessory that perfectly complements your look. Too much is not necessarily too good, it can be too bad too, remember that. Also accessorize according to the occasion, you can wear Tiaras while you are heading for a wedding and you are appropriately dressed, it would be ridiculous to wear a Tiara for a casual occasion or maybe at a pub, you may garner attention for all the wrong reasons. Accessorize appropriately, and hog the lime light!!

You can find hair accessories to fit your individual preference and to convey your personal style. Find the perfect accessory for you and let your hair shine!

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Creative Gateway

umana Sinha Sehgal, an engineer by qualification and having worked in the corporate sector for several years, made a career jump to be a full time mother.

While the urge to do something on her own was always there, the catalyst came when she started helping her elder son in his school projects about two years ago. She realized there was a business opportunity here in addition to satiating her creative needs. This was the genesis of her company “Serendipity” and Rumana the Entrepreneur. She is primarily into event design and her work this far has spanned from creating 3 Dimensional structures, models and props for school events, corporate events and birthday parties; up to producing her own event “Hyderabad Shuffle”. The main features of her creations are that these models are made using thermocol, plaster of paris, foam, fiber and wood. The design and production of these vary depending on the requirements and the theme that the client has in mind. She makes sure that clients vision for their event is realized, she and her team Endeavour to deliver on this promise every time.

Contact: 9989992931 Address: Flat No. 712, Royal Pavilion Apartments, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-16

A Day From Niroop Kumar Red dy’s Diary..



I generally wake up by 6-6.30 in the morning. I practice yoga in the mornings because it helps me stay fresh, calm, composed and stress free throughout the day. I read newspapers. I spend some time with my kids during this time, as that’s the only time I get to play with them during the entire day because by the time I reach home at 8-8.30 pm they have had their dinner and are off to sleep. Sometimes I have to visit sites in the morning itself, so I visit the site and reach office by 9.30-10 am.

After reaching office, I draft a list of what needs to be done during the day. Sometimes I have appointments with my clients, staff or workers. I generally discuss plans and designs with the staff members during this time. I have an open door policy; staff members can walk in any time to clarify their doubts. It depends on the urgency of the matter that I prioritize my schedule.

Sometimes during late evenings, I take my sketches to my terrace garden and sit in harmony and sketch. It’s great upstairs and it is peaceful too. I am really passionate about my work and that is why sometimes I prefer staying back and doing my sketches in my office when all the employees have left. This is the time when I am the most creative.

I generally have lunch at around 2-2.30 in the afternoon. My wife, Rupana comes around 11-11.30 and brings my lunch along. She is an interior designer and she takes responsibility for residential plans mostly. We both have discussions over our work and ongoing projects. She takes care of my office in my absence. We recently thought of diversifying into architecture from interiors.

Sometimes during evenings I am on some site, supervising work. Till date, I have not hired a single supervisor because I personally visit all my sites. The quality of materials and final finish is very important to me. I ensure not to leave rough edges anywhere in my work. I don’t take chances with my work and deliver on my clients expectations. Probably, that’s why clients trust and love my work.

I generally leave office by 8-8.30 at night. My children have already slept by then. I spend some time with my wife. We have dinner together and we have our usual post dinner chats. We discuss everything apart from our work. We also watch TV together. Also, on weekends I meet up with my friends in a pub for a good time. I am very jovial and my friends love my company. My wife generally does not accompany me because she is not the “party goer” kinds. Also, I have a hobby of collecting watches. 26 OCTOBER, 2012

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On weekends, I play golf with my friends and just relax. I spend time with my kids because the entire week is too hectic for me and them too. I speak and play with them. Sometimes we go out together for dinner or lunch for a family outing. We all love Italian food. I also like going for long drives in my Range Rover. Sometimes when I am travelling too much, my wife comes along with me to the airport so that we can have some time together, it can be that hectic at times.


People used to call me “Nippo” in school. Most Influential Person in Your Life -

My competitors they really influence my decision making because in order to remain in competition, one needs to know what the other is doing. If not an Architect, What Would You Have Taken up As Your Profession -

I would have been a sports person. I love all kinds of sports like golf, cricket and football. Three Things You Always Carry Before Leaving Your House -

My wallet, my mobiles and my mint. Your Idea of Pastime -

There is hardly any time to pass. But, on Saturday and Sunday, I play golf; I enjoy partying with my close buddies. Also, I love spending time with my wife and children. Your Idea of A Perfect Date -

A blind date. Best Childhood Memory -

Most people think that since I have political connections it must have been very easy for me to get projects. But, trust me; it has been a lot of hard work and struggle for me as well. In fact, my political connections have been counterproductive for me in a lot of ways. We did not even go for honeymoon just after our marriage because I had just started my practice and there was no one to take care of work if I left. My wife has been very supporting throughout. I believe in God and my efforts have borne good fruits now.

When I used to stay in the hostel, my parents used to come on Sundays to meet me and they used to bring home cooked food for me. I used to spend the whole day with them. Favorite Cuisine And Why -

I love Indian spicy food. Of late, I have been travelling a lot to Italy that is why I have developed a liking for Italian food. Best Lesson Life Has Taught you -

Never be overconfident. Get rid of your ego to be successful and loveable.


I am an Architect first, and then an Interior Designer – My focus is on architectural projects these days.


Apart from my profession, I take keen interest in politics too.


Being a Nallari, people feel that I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth but that’s not the case, because I have had my share of hardships too.


I have recently won two national awards: The Century Ply Award and IIID South India award 2011 for best commercial spaces.


Also, I received my first award in 2006, since then, I have continuously been receiving regional awards every year. - As told to Anshima Gupta OCTOBER, 2012 27




The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the walls of our own homes.

Wall Stencils

Harold B. Lee

Wall stencils are an easy and often affordable way to add patterns and unique design elements to a room. By securing the stencil to the wall and painting over it, or painting everything except the stencil, a plain wall can become a garden of patterns, colors, and even whole scenes. It simply means replicating an image on a wall surface either by using a permanent marker free-hand or else a stencil that serves a template for outlining. Available at craft stores and art supply or specialty websites, wall stencils are fun for all ages and can turn a room from boring to fabulous quickly.

Wall stencils can be a fun and inexpensive method of decorating children's rooms. Using a stencil with the alphabet cut out, spell out the child's name in bright letters above his or her bed. A stencilled room has a charm of its own. It can highlight existing features such as arches and fireplaces, and make featureless interiors more interesting. More than being a current home decor trend, wall stencil is more original, innovative and costfriendly than designer wallpapers that have limited customizing options. Using wall stencils can be a great alternative for people who want to paint but do not trust their artistic abilities to actually put the designs up on a wall. Knowing basic painting techniques, such as using a darker color for shadows or a lighter color for highlights, can help make the completed design more detailed and beautiful. Yet even total novices can have a blast with a few small jars of paint and a pack of stencils, letting their imagination run wild and their stencil be their guide.

Wall Decals Wall Decals are also known as vinyl stickers or wall tattoos which we can stick to the walls and remove them without any hassles if we decide to give a new look to the room. These are great for decorating kids, toddlers or infant's bedroom, and can also be used in living room and bedroom; we can use candles, pots or green plants to accessories and match the wall art theme. Wall Decals can be found on www.jabong.com & www.ebay.in as Wall Stickers. Price ranges from Rs. 500 to Rs. 3000 per piece.

Regal Furnishings It’s a complete wall Décor store, where you can find wall Stencils and Wall Stickers with various designs of abstract images, nature, religion and many other forms, starting range from Rs. 500 up to Rs. 5000. If you are willing to shop for your home or office walls this store is a one stop shopping destination for all your wall décor. They also deal in Cushion, Furnishing Fabric Sofa, Mat Floor, Mattress, Mattress Bonnell Spring, Mattress Pocket Spring, Sheer Curtain, Upholstery, Venetian Blinds Component, Venetian Blinds Contractor, Wall Paper. Address: Road No.3, Banjara hills, Next To Indian Oil Petrol Pump/Karantaka Bank. Tel: 040-23359950 You can also visit www.gloob.in for buying online wall Stickers 28 OCTOBER, 2012




LuxuryOnWheels We women folk have always wondered why men are so obsessed with machines. They look at a Lamborghini and they sigh, “She will be my wife one day”. They can ignore looking at a hot, curvaceous, beautiful chick, but they just can’t help turning heads, if a car they aspire for, passes by them. We women have mulled over it, talked over it and argued over it, but, to no avail. Men just have their way. Please, you beautiful sexy lady, step aside, when my future mistress passes me. 30 OCTOBER, JULY, 2012 2012

Men have a need to feel powerful. When he creates something innovative he feels he is in command. What started as a hobby for Kishan Lohiya is now his passion accomplished. Meet the man himself, Kishan Lohiya, an entrepreneur by profession and a car customization king by passion. “I always had a passion for everything big. I was very fascinated with big military tanks during my childhood,” he reminisces. Being a thorough automobile buff (he’s the owner of the first Hayabusa 1330 cc

bike in India for the 2011 model, a BMW and a Skoda), he did not like the design of the branded SUV’s in the country. And, there he was, customizing SUV’s according to his “visualization”. “I don’t use a computer to design cars. It’s all in my head,” he says. He first customized a car at the age of 18. He converted a Maruti Gypsy into a 2 seater Pick up Truck. At the tender age of 18, when guys are more interested in the “girl-next-door”,

He sources most accessories from abroad; he got the tires and winch from the USA and air snorkel from Australia. “That must have cost you a bomb”, I exclaimed. “Yes, it did, I don’t use old cars for customization and I don’t use any fiber or plastic, I use only metal sheets,” he tells me. He stumps me again and how. He has 3 customizations to his name in total. Apart from the Maruti Gypsy customization he has customized a Mahindra Scorpio into a


2 seater pickup truck SUV in 2005 and a Mahindra Thar jeep 2 months back. His Mahindra Scorpio (which is his dream customization too) has won him lot of recognition and appreciation worldwide. His is the only Indian car to be listed in world’s largest 4X4 portal. He was featured on the cover page of Auto India in 2007 and he had full 2 page coverage in a Malaysian magazine.


our wonder boy’s sole girl friend/wife was his first innovation. I am surprised at the talent and feat he had achieved at such a young age. I quickly ask him the next question. Were your parents not angry/surprised when you told them about your passion? “Initially, they did not like it but when they saw my finished work, they really appreciated and supported me. I did the first customization from my savings; I did not ask my parents for any money.” He surprises me with his mettle yet again.

Kishan has had offers from investors to make car customization his business, but he strictly believes in following this as his passion and not as a profession. A cruzer bike might be his next customization to watch out for. Apart from receiving appreciation from people worldwide, he usually gets a thumbs up while he is driving on Hyderabad’s roads, “On red lights, people click photographs, they give my baby appreciating looks and that is a moment I totally love, I get so much attention,” he tells me all happy and content.

I always had a passion for everything big. I was very fascinated with big military tanks during my childhood.

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POWER, BEAUTY & SOUL If we are talking of luxury and high end cars, the list will be incomplete if we do not mention the Rolls Royce. Ghost is the essence of Rolls-Royce in its simplest, purest form. Advanced engineering combined with a host of hidden technology creates a dynamic yet comfortable drive. The principle of delivering simplicity out of complexity runs throughout Ghost. Everything is designed, engineered and crafted to be so invitingly approachable, so simple, it encourages you to regard the car as appropriate for any occasion. Inside it’s like being cocooned in your own convivial private sanctuary that leaves you relaxed and unruffled after the longest journey. We asked a luxury car enthusiast about her experience after driving a Rolls Royce Ghost and pat came the reply, “After closing the doors I entered another world. The key pushed into the lock, the starter pressed, a quiet noise as if an engine was running, and then there was si32 OCTOBER, 2012

lence everywhere again. Having selected “D”, released the brakes, you embark on a driving experience that has never been felt before: the Ghost seems to float away without an engine! You find yourself in an oasis of absolute silence. Stress is kept outside. Even strong acceleration only lets you hear the merest whisper. The gigantic bonnet shrinks and the Ghost becomes a small car. The driver’s position is very high giving a fantastic view ahead. As soon as you reach the next traffic lights and stop, the car becomes a giant again and you look down on all the other drivers in their small cars (even those who do not seem to be small) or you can stare straight into the faces of the pedestrians.” That is what we call an epic experience. Period. We spoke to Manjula Narsa, the proud owner of this beautiful creation. A socialite and the wife of a construction business owner, she thinks the experience is totally worth the cost you pay for the car. “We initially had a Bentley Arnage, we later sold it and bought a

Rolls Royce Ghost. Though the maintenance cost is way too much, we love driving in it. We use it all the time. We love driving in it for longer distances because it’s just so luxuriously comfortable.” Apart from Rolls Royce Ghost, the other cars gracing her garage are the C-Class Mercedes and Volkswagen S- series Tourige.

After closing the doors I entered another world. The key pushed into the lock, the starter pressed, a quiet noise as if an engine was running, and then there was silence everywhere again.

He is a man of many degrees. He has studied at some of the biggest universities of the world; Oxford and London School of Economics are some names attached to him. An engineer and an economics graduate make a good combo for the family business he runs. Yes, we are talking about Rohit Sethi of Sethi Conglomerates, the iron man himself. We all know that guys have this passion for automobiles since childhood. All they want to play with, are miniature cars and bikes. And, when they do grow up, there dream of owning one such dream car comes true. Like all the other guys, Rohit also had this passion for cars. He owned his first sports car at the age of 15, a Mercedes FLK. He wasn’t too much into bikes but he did own a Kawasaki Ninja when he was in Australia. Driving and driving to distant places in speed, luxury, style and comfort is something that he has always loved. The proud owner of a Bentley Arnage, V8 Engine, 6750 cc; he adores his car. “It’s an entirely handmade car, even the engine is handcrafted. It takes around 6 months to assemble this car. It is a limited edition car and there are only 150 models in the world. I got it from Delhi 2 years




back.” A Bentley Arnage is a huge reserve of understated power and the finest tradition of British coach building. It has its own distinctive character and style. No other car can be hand-built to customer requirements with such delicacy and care. A Bentley Arnage expresses a balance of craft and composure that is uniquely Bentley. “I love it for its comfort, bold look, classic look and interiors. Also, it just stands out, it’s so unique. The drive is fast and smooth; you don’t feel the road as much. I have taken road trips to Nagpur, Goa, Delhi and Jaipur and it has totally been a fun experience.” Apart from a Bentley Arnage, he also owns cars like BMW 7 Series, Mercedes E Cabriolet and Land Rover. The E Class Mercedes Cabriolet takes away your undivided attention with its good looks and style. Only one thing matters when you are driving a Cabriolet, the time you spend behind the steering wheel, even while at standstill. The drive in the EClass Cabriolet never ends: the carefree feeling stays with you, as does the knowledge of safety systems remain vigilant.

I love it for its comfort, bold look, classic look and interiors. Also, it just stands out, it’s so unique. - As told to Anshima Gupta





9 Days of Spirituality,Fun and Frolic...

The festival of fun and frolic, fasting and feasting is back and this year it has come back with more colour, brightness and vibrancy .The nine days and nine nights of celebration are here and the city is all geared up for this festive mood. Navratri meaning “nine nights” is among one of the most popularly celebrated festivals in the city. The festival honors Mother Goddesses in all her manifestations including Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati. It’s a festival of worship, dance, celebration and it shows the victory of good over evil on the tenth day. Each goddess is worshiped for three days in turn, starting with Goddess Durga who destroys negative tendencies. Next is Godess Lakshmi, who bestows good virtues and fortune, and last is Goddess Saraswati, who instills wisdom and spiritual knowledge. The worship, accompanied by fasting, takes place in the mornings. Evenings are for feasting and dancing. The entire city is geared up for the celebration, dance, food and fashion that the festival brings along. The first thing that comes to our mind when it’s Navratri is “Dandiya Raas” and “Raas Garba”. The events in the city are seen with beautiful dancers, both men and women putting their best foot forward. Several dance classes also provide crash courses for a week or so before the festivals for the amateur dancers. Ambica of Rang Manch says “We teach Garba and Dandiya, in Garba we teach different forms starting from basic garba and then also teen taali, panch taali and saath taali and our classes commence from the first week of October.” Several well trained dancers competing in the events are seen doing “other difficult” versions of Garba like Dodhiyu, Garbi, Heench, Popat, etc. And to those who thought dandiya sticks were just two bamboo sticks, today dandiya sticks come in various varieties ranging from steel dandiya sticks covered with multicolor carving and kundan works, or with bandhni or satin materials, or hand painted wooden dandiya sticks and also the very commonly used disco dandiya sticks. So, don’t just restrict yourself this Navratri to the bamboo sticks. Navratri and Dandiya is not just about the dance, it's also about the style that you carry during the nine days. Both men and women love to Navratri is a very special festival to me, as it signifies the festival of joy, celebration and the victory of good over evil. For years, I have been attending the Navratri event and every year I make sure to go on all nine. Dressed in traditional wear, my friends and I are all ready to dance the night and celebrate this beautiful festival. I also fast on all nine days but during the evenings I never feel the hunger as we are all engaged in the celebration. We have a pooja at home and office as well. And, this festival will always be very special and among my favorites. Vinit Agarwal, Entrepreneur 34 OCTOBER, 2012

be seen dressed in their best traditional attire. The women wear traditional dresses such as colorful embroidered choli, ghagra and bandhani dupattas glittering with mirror work and heavy jewelry, while men look very attractive in their traditional colorful kedias. This year Navratri fashion is going to be very rooted and traditional, so avoid your flared skirts, spaghettis and halter tops. Go ahead and grab the kalidar ghaghras and traditional backless cholis. And, keep the embroidery very subtle and not heavy. Girls can also opt for the knee length ghaghras with lots of kalis. Rabari style borders, gold Khadi print blouses and ghagras with plain and simple tikkiwork-dupattas are the right picks this season. Brocade blouses are also picking up. As for men, if they want to keep it very traditional they can opt for the kutchi bharat

Sonal Gaggar, Socialite

during this festival. Navratri is also the festival of fasting, where fasting continues for nine days and only one meal is eaten a day at sunset. Navratri meal has special courses and is strictly vegetarian. Even onion and garlic are not allowed, due to their foul smell. Special fasting dishes are prepared such as saboodana kichdi,kheer, vadas, singhare ki barfi , aloo mewawale, khuttu ki puri , sukhi arbi, singhade ka halwa etc.



Navratri to me are the most exciting nine days of the year. I love to dance and this festival is all about dance and celebration to me, apart from that I also fast every Navratri and visit Mataji’s temples and read the Ramayana during the nine days. Fasting becomes easier during these nine days as evenings are occupied with Garba and Dandiya nights. I have been a regular for years for the dandiya events and make sure to attend it on all nine days. I find it the best way to catch up with my old friends and we have a blast celebrating this festival together.

As the Navratri is just around the corner, it is that time of the year again when one needs to get into the festive mood, putting on your best ethnic wear, dance with grace, fast and feast and start chanting “Bolo Durga Maiyya ki Jai!!!” The Garba festival is devoted to Mother Ambey and is a very special event which is celebrated with pomp and show. We, Gujaratis believe that this festival signifies the glory of bright colours togetherness and our traditional culture. At home, we offer prayers to Mataji and light the diya at six in the evening, we fast for all nine days and evening are filled with dance and celebration and on the tenth day, the mataji’s thali is circulated around the house which signifies the circulation of positivity and shakti and then we present it at the temple. This year, I have also organized an event on the 13th of October, where 18 teams are participating and there are around 300 participants and am very excited about this event. Beena Mehta, Socialite

Navratri is all about colours. The colours for this season are maroons, yellows greens, peacock blue etc. As a designer, I would suggest you stick to these bright colours also because there is lot of mud, these ghagras and kurta payjamas in dark colours are easier to maintain. Girls can definitely flaunt their backs with backless cholis and can also team up the choli with a pencil or skinny jeans, or keep it simple. Both men and women can team up their jeans with kalmkari kurtas as kalamkari kurtas and prints are the flavor of the season. A lot of wooden beaded accessories have also come up, so for the mix and match look, these are definitely a must. D Niranjan, Fashion Designer and owner of IWEE Styling store. kedias or rabari style kedia and dhoti in which you have a heavily embroidered piece of cloth tied around the waist. To keep it simpler, men can always opt for the kurta payjamas or even a simple kurta with jeans. Black, maroon, red, purple and mauve shades will rule this Navratri. Even the Old City is buzzing with the Navaratri preparations, with not just the streets bustling with people coming for bangles and other jewellery at Laad bazaar but even the dandiya night getting bigger this season. And, for the traditional wear, kedias and Ghaghras, there are several stores in Abids and Koti where beautiful traditional costumes can be bought. Festivals in India are incomplete without delicious food, and Navratri is no exception. Navratri is a long festival, which is celebrated continuously for nine days. Therefore, a variety of dishes are made and served

Dandiya is very special to me. Since dandiya and garba are the traditional dance form that represents the state Gujarat and I being a gujju gal this comes naturally to me. A lot of shopping is involved one month prior to the Navratri festival. There are many things I buy for dandiya like colourful chania cholis matching jewellery and stuff. This is the time where I get to meet all my friends and we have lots of fun. I have also been participating every year in the competition and my cousins and I start practicing a fortnight in advance. This year we are all geared up to win some prizes. Mausam Shah, Student

Garbaraas Ni Rumjhat Event Garba Raas Ni Ramjhat is a Garbaraas Competition for the People of Andhra Pradesh. •

Date of the Event :- 13th October 2012, Saturday

Venue :- Satya Sai Kalyana Mandapam, Srinagar Colony, Hyderabad.

Number of Entries :- Around 18 Teams will participate in the event

Event Organiser: Bina Mehta & Minal Vakharia For Entry Passes Contact: Bina Mehta: 9399925005

Dance classes for Navratri Rang Manch Dance Class, Near Tata Motors, Besides Street No 2, Himaytnagar Contact: 040-66049051 and 9160024391

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Turkey has so much to offer her visitors - breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations.

Turkey Antalya

Antalya is the most stunning part of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. It is typical of Turkey, a thriving modern city, with a historic heart in the centre of Kaleiçi, within the old city walls. The symbol of Antalya is the fluted minaret or Yivli Minare built by the Seljuks in the 13th century. Antalya has a backdrop of stunning mountain scenery, and the city is set high on cliffs. The beach area of Lara is home to the best beach in the area and is known for its golden sand. Heading up into the mountains, you can make the most of the beautiful scenery by visiting the spectacular Düden or Kurşunlu waterfalls. At Saklıkent, you can even ski, where they usually have snow on the slopes until early April. The Altın Portakal (Golden Orange) film festival is held annually in the autumn.

– The Land of Diverse Geographies


Alanya is a beautiful holiday centre with its clean sandy beaches, modern hotels and motels, as well as numerous fish speciality restaurants, cafes, clubs and bars. From the towns lovely park, the road runs along the coast to the harbor, lined with many small shops that offer handicrafts, leather clothes, jewellery, handbags and the amusing painted gourds that are unique to the area.


A world-renowned holiday and entertainment peninsula, Bodrum is a paradise for its climate, sea, natural beauty, magnificent coves and history, as well as for its modern nightlife where the show goes on until sunrise. Since the dawn of time, Bodrum, known in antiquity as Halicarnassus, has amazed human beings, and carried the imprint of many cultures and civilizations.

Bodrum Castle, built by The Knights of St. John, has become a symbol of the peninsula.

Due to Turkey’s diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in one day. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds. Skiing fans, mountain climbers, trekkers, hikers and hunters can enjoy new and unforgettable experiences in Turkey. The huge amount of historical and archaeological wealth in Turkey seems more appropriate for an entire continent than a single country. 36 OCTOBER, SEPTEMBER, 2012 2012

The region known as Cappadocia includes the centers of Ürgüp, Göreme, Avanos, Üçhisar, Derinkuyu, Kaymaklı and Ihlara. It is a stunning area of otherworldly rock formations, subterranean churches and underground dwellings. The area is also famous for its carpet weaving, wines and the distinctive red pottery of the Avanos area. There are an estimated 3000 rock churches in this region, not all of which are open to the public.

Fethiye & Göcek, Ölüdeniz




easy reach of Kalkan.


Marmaris is one of Turkey’s most popular resort towns, which attracts lots of British holidaymakers. It is in a stunning setting, its geography remarkably similar to that of the fjords, with pine-clad hills dropping steeply to the sea, jagged inlets and tiny rocky islets off the coast. There are many water sports centers in Marmaris or at the coves, ready to assist you in surface or underwater sports adventures - including extreme sports. Fethiye is a traditional market town set around a beautiful natural harbor. It is a big centre for scuba diving and boats leave from here for daily trips around the stunning coastline. In the evenings, head for this lively area for live music and bars.


Ölüdeniz has a typical postcard beach, backed by dramatic pine-clad hills. Boats leave from the bay for trips around the surrounding coast and paragliding is a big draw with the descent from the Babadağ Mountains to land on Belcekız beach, recognized as one of the best in the world.


Göcek, a free motor traffic town, has numerous and beautiful coves, is the most popular spot for the yachts and Blue Cruise boats. It is a meeting point for international celebrities and has four marinas, small shops and restaurants.


İstanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents. It is the capital for art and culture with a rich tradition in opera and ballet, theatres, concerts, art exhibitions, festivals, auctions, conferences and of course unique museums. At every turn in the city, you are faced with Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman palaces, mosques, churches, monasteries, monuments, walls and ruins. Yet İstanbul is not a city living only on its past. It is a vibrant, modern and future-oriented metropolis. Bazaars and ultra-modern shopping centers and department stores, street vendors and stockbrokers, old crumbling buildings and sky-

scrapers coexist and this amalgam gives the city a multi-faceted outlook and flavor.


The city, known as “Beautiful İzmir” in Turkey, is located at the start of a long and narrow gulf, decorated with yachts, passenger ships and gulf steamers. The most popular beaches in the province include beaches at Pamucak, Altınkum, Gümüldür and Özdere in the south, Urla, Ceşme, Ilıca, Alaçatı in the east, as well as those at Dikili, Çandarlı, Foça, and Ören in the north.


In recent years, Kalkan has become an ‘in spot’ for upmarket couples seeking a taste of authentic Turkey. It is a pretty village of stonebuilt houses set on a hillside around the attractive harbor. Narrow lanes lead down to the seafront, packed with shops, sophisticated bars and restaurants, mostly serving traditional Turkish fare, with some excellent seafood and fish restaurants on the harbor-front. The ancient sites of Xanthos and Letoon are within


Bozburun has a stunning setting and is also famous for pine, flower and thyme honey. Its isolated location and peaceful atmosphere has attracted people escaping city life, and is especially popular with Turkish tourists.


The stunning white terraces of Pamukkale and the neighboring site of Hierapolis are situated inland. Pamukkale literally means ‘cotton castle’ and is one of Turkey’s most impressive natural wonders. It is made up of a series of white travertine terraces cascading down a cliff, which is almost 200 meters high. The hard, white mineral deposits, which from a distance resemble snow, are caused by the high mineral content of the natural spring water, which runs down the cliff and congregates in warm pools on the terraces. Those who want to enjoy the thermal waters, however, can take a dip in the nearby pool, littered with fragments of marble pillars. It was the thermal waters, which lead to the founding of the spa town of Hierapolis.

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Crop Top


The Newest Rage in Town

We all loved Deepika Padukone’s crop top look in Cocktail in the song “Tumhi ho bandhu”. She looked oh-so-sexy and oh-so-stylish. All the guys went gaga over her sexy, toned midriff and all the girls aspired to have a hot body like her to show off. We all just fell in love with her extraordinary style statement. She flaunted her tiny-winy waist by teaming crop tops with a mini skirt and by teaming Crop T-Shirts with low waist skinny jeans. Now, you must be wondering, how to carry a crop top? Is it necessary to bare the midriff? What if I have a slight tummy and I still want to flaunt the trend? Relax, ladies, we have answers to all your questions. Crop tops have been flaunted by many a starlets in Bollywood, Hollywood as well as in our very own Tollywood industry. Ileana D’Cruz has flaunted a crop top over a flowing asymmetrical chiffon skirt in “Devudu Chesina Manushulu”, while Rihanna often makes appearances in cropped tops teaming them up with high waisted trousers. Teenage sensations like Miley Cyrus flaunt their bodies by wearing “bustiers” and Selena Gomez make appearances in “choli” style crop tops often teaming them up with skinny jeans or skirts to flaunt their curvaceous bodies. So, all you gorgeous chicks, who want to follow this look for the season and get men drooling, watch out for this edgy look. There are different types of crop tops and they can be worn on a variety of lowers. We will tell you about some of the most “in - style” cropped tops:


-Shirt Crop Top – A t-shirt crop top is the most common among all the ladies. It is comfortable, casual and makes you look edgy. You can team it up with your tiny winy denim shorts or with a mini skirt. You can wear it for a casual meeting with a friend or to a hip hop night at a club. But, if you are wearing it for a pub, accessorize it with metal bangles; you can use loud colors also, to look like a real party hopper. A pair of sneakers would go along well if you are heading for a casual outing, but nude or pastel pumps will make you look all set for the party. For those who hate the idea of showing so much skin, the crop top can also be layered with a tank top, a pretty T-shirt or worn with a long sleeved shirt that’s left unbuttoned.


hirt Style Knotted Crop Top – So, you’re all set to play the dirty game of hand ball on the beach. We suggest you to get naughty and quirky. Go and grab that checked full shirt or long t - shirt of your guy and knot it up as a crop top. If it’s a full shirt, you can fold up the sleeves to give that rough or a rather

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unkempt look. Loosen up your hair, and leave them uncombed. Accessorize with bright colored flip flops to add to your overall casual yet sexy look. Put on your sun glasses to add to your flare. Tie a knot of the shirt from the bottom and team it up with sky blue denim shorts. You are on a roll my babe. Now, go and teach your guy how to play the “real” game.


ropped Tube Top – So, you want to party tonight and you’re tired of wearing your LBD’s and you don’t exactly know what to wear to look outstanding and different from the crowd. Why not go for a cropped tube top? Team up a solid color tube top with skinny jeans. Accessorize with metal junk jewellery to glam it up. Alternately, if you’re heading for a formal occasion then you can wear a jacket over your crop top. You can also team it up with high waisted skirt, trousers or jeans, they are just so in these days. Flaunt your sassy pumps, to give you that diva like flare and attitude. Now hit the club with confidence and style. But before donning this ultra sexy and uber chic look, we offer you a word of caution. Crop tops can sometimes look over the top, so it is best to follow some style rules so as to look good. A low waist pair of jeans or a pair of cut away summer shorts teamed with a crop top may be a tad too much. The idea is to hint at sexuality, not project it overtly. Keep it simple silly. Follow your own style quotient and show the world, that you’ve arrived and how!

Crop tops are available at the following stores: Mango: GVK One Mall, Ground Floor, Road No 1, Banjara Hills, 040-44767698 Envy: Near Cancer Hospital, Road No 10, Banjara Hills, 040-2355-4506 Globus: G-17 To G-19, Citi Centre Mall, Banjara Hills, 040 23351303 Blue Mangoes: Below Fusion9, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, 09246112221

- By Anshima Gupta



INDIAN WEDDING TROUSSEAU Women are generally very excited about their ensemble shopping when the wedding of any of their close ones is nearing. The wedding functions these days stretch as long as a week. There have to be different ensembles for different occasions like Sangeet , Mehendi, Wedding and Reception. We bet, going out for wedding shopping with friends is a hobby for most of the ladies. Here are some important points before you shop; places where you can shop and latest ethnic trousseau that you will love. While shopping for your friends, relatives or your own 40 OCTOBER, 2012


wedding trousseau, it is good to go further on with a plan of action. Prepare a list of all the functions and what you will require. Also, set aside a budget in mind so that you don’t end up spending all the money on one or two outfits. Try to go for a different look for every function. So, if you are planning to wear a saree for your mehendi, wear something different for your cocktail or sangeet. Unlike a mehndi function, a cocktail or a sangeet involves dancing, moving around and being on your toes. Hence, choose your clothes and shoes

accordingly. Do not repeat colours; it just takes away the grace from a beautiful and expensive outfit. Also, remember to go for subtle colours and pastel shades for day functions. Prepare all your accessories, shoes and jewelry according to your dresses, well in advance for the functions. There are several exhibitions in the city around your wedding, so you can go ahead and have a look and if you like something you can pick it up. You can also have a talk with your designer and decide what to wear.

It is usually touted as six yards of grace. Considered to be the most iconic Indian garment, the saree goes thousands of years back in history. In its relatively recent emergence internationally, the saree has been applauded for its celebration of femininity and its fluidity as a costume that can be refashioned to suit changing times. In sarees, there are different materials, which you would like to wear as it is very elegant; it can go with any occasion from mehendi to Reception.



Designer Sarees

Available at Rama Sarees Designer Sarees, Printed kalamkari, chanderi, kota, benaras tissue kota sarees, anarkalis, half sarees, dress materials, kurta and blouses also available at the store. Address: Road No.10, Banjara hills. Tel: 64585253 / 9391051298

Benaras georgette bandini saree. Price: Rs. 23,000

Georgette with benares border double shade saree. Price: Rs.8500


‘If a wedding is fixed in my family or friends I would first start with my fitness regime and a good healthy diet prior to the wedding date to look good and carry my dress gracefully in wedding functions. Then would shop for the occasions lined up and accessorize them right. All groomed up yet elegant.’ Firdous Farooqi Fitness Counselor Bottle green top with red brocade chudidhar with heavy anklet border. 6 meters green pure georgette dupatta with maroon heavy hand embroidery border, dupatta full of small sitara work and golden zari neck line well designed. Ghunghat is also in green with red borders highlighted with heavy lehenga, hand embroidery and sitara work. Price: Rs. 32,000

Available at Neeru’s Elite You get Hyderabadi traditional bridal khadda duppatta in Neerus Elite, starting from Rs.32,000 to Rs.1 lakh with vast variety.

Khadda Duppatta

Khadda Duppata is mainly worn in weddings. It is the traditional dress of Hyderabad. The attire is traditional and ethnic and its roots are from the rulers of Hyderabad. The ensemble can be teemed with heavy jewellery like the jadawi lacha and teeka.

Red Khada Dupatta in pure crape top with green and golden floral brocade fabric chudidar with heavy velvet anklet border. Price: Rs. 68,170

Address: Road No 1, Banjara Hills. Tel: 66756666 / 32933804

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Ghaghra Choli

It is a form of skirt which is long, embroidered and pleated. It is worn as the bottom portion of a Ghaghra choli. It is secured at the waist and leaves the lower back and midriff bare and Choli is a midriff-baring blouse shell garment. You can carry it off well for mehendi or sangeet. Bridal colours like fushia & red coming together is a beautiful ensemble to create a very different look, a long cape with a part silk skirt with beautiful back trail work on it- totally stunning. Price on request A through & through cocktail outfit with colours like black and beige and stunning black corset with a heavy beige ghagra with beautiful work of stones. Price on request Available at Roshanlal’s Legacy They create perfect styles & cuts for all kind of occasions designer ghaghra’s, Bridal, fancy sarees & designer stitched/unstitched suits with exclusive blouses with specialized stitching is their domain. Address: 1st Floor Silver Square, Opp N Grill, Road No 36, Jubilee Hills. Tel: 67118803 As I am from a traditional Brahmin family our weddings are usually 7 days long. All the 7 days I would prefer Indian ethnic wear with different colour for every occasion colours like whites with maroons & golden combinations. All of my costumes are designed by me and I am very particular about the accessories to add on going with the outfits which I would wear.

Bottle green contrast masted mix jamuni pure kanchi pattu silk saree, temple style multi colour border, with pure jamdani weaving. Price: Rs 29,995

Ruchika Sharma Celebrity Chef

I usually travel a lot & would like to shop for my ensembles from Delhi as they have a wide range of variety in the city. On a friend’s or loved one wedding I would prefer a half saree because it gives a nice body proportion even if an individual is heavy or thin and at a reception I would prefer Satyapaul designer saree. Personally, I really adore the brand. The colours I would like to go for this season is pinks, purples, beiges and oranges. Varonica Professional Make-Up Artist and Stylist

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Magenta pink with green combination, pure kanchi silk with uppada with outline meenakari. Price: Rs.56,175

Available at Women’s World Address : Opposite Babukhan Mall, Somajiguda Circle, Somajiguda Tel: 040- 44556666


Every Kanjivaram silk saree is amongst the most superior silks in the world. Besides which, the gold in the motifs is incorporated by dipping the silk thread into liquid gold and silver. This enhances the beauty and the value of the silk. It’s simple yet classy. It can be worn for engagement or reception.

Salwar Suits are emerging as one of the most popular costumes in the fashion scenario and in Indian wedding parties it’s an ethnic wear. Many western designers are taking inspiration from the dress. There are many forms of styles in designer suits like Anarkali, Patiala Suits and chudidaar bottom. It can be worn in sangeet or Mehendi functions. This Indo-Western ensemble has a beautiful asymmetrical cut layered with embroidery on the borders. The contrast dupatta in green gives it a niche effect. Material used is flowy georgette. Price – 22,000/-



Heavy Suits

Playfulness of color palette – Sea green and red make it richer with velvet appliqué on free flowing Anarkali. The plunging back lines make it look apart. Price – 24,500/-

Available at Trousseau Cottage About the store – A modern take on traditional silhouettes, the collection is every bit couture-perfect with innovative silhouettes and intricately done textures. This season bridal collection is all about traditional niches and lines that work well with Indian features. Address: Mahmood Habib Plaza, 2nd floor, Rd no. 9 Banjara hills. Tel: 9703500886 Silk Brocade Gharara ,with silk top and banarsi net dupatta embellished with silk butties and chamki .Purple zardozi borders on the dupatta and gharara. Price: Rs.38,500


It is one of the most elegant and traditional among Indian bridal wear, however; it has lost its glory over time. With changing trends, Bollywood has brought this undiscovered treasure back into fashion by popularizing it. Gharara Choli’s skirt has more length like a short Kurti. It is a two piece clothing comprising a Choli and a Lahenga. The Gharara’s are stitched like Lehenga but tied up from the thighs. You can wear them for your sangeet, as they are colorful and depict cheerfulness and fun.

Blue Silk butties Gharara with fully worked top with contrast red net dupatta ,embellished with zardozi Velvet borders and aari chamki buttas. Price: Rs.38,500 Available at Adaa boutique At Adaa, the intricate and extensive traditional fabric works like zardozi, Aari, Resham, Badla, chikankari, which are largely responsible for the western myth of the exotic India, are nurtured to perfection.The antique art of pure zari border designs (which one admires on saris, dupattas and formal attires in museum glass cases) were launched by Adaa a few years ago is now a rage of fashion industry especially in bridal and wedding collections. Address: Opposite Area Mahaveer Hospital, Sanath Nagar Tel: 23396678 / 9963281536 OCTOBER, 2012 43



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Mohsin & Shazia with family

High Profile Wedding Reception


Suresh & Padmaja Reddy

It was Former Minister Shabir Ali’s Daughter Shazia Praveen’s wedding Reception with AK Khan’s son Mohsin Khan. It was a Gala affair where all the top notches from various fields dropped in to congratulate the couple; from politicians, cricketers to stars, everyone gave their blessings. The family of the bride and groom looked very happy and personally greeted the guests.

Mohammed Azharuddin

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VVS Laxman


Jana Reddy


Food Delicacies


RADISSON BLU PLAZA HOTEL, BANJARA HILLS Located against the scenic backdrop of Banjara Hills, the Radisson Blu Plaza offers 155 modern rooms, the finest world class facilities and personalized services. The hotel has 142 Deluxe, Premier & Business Class Rooms & 13 suites. Each room is spacious and contemporary in style. The hotel also has an exclusive Business Class Floor & Business Class Lounge, Spa, Health Club and an Outdoor Pool.

Chill – Restaurant & Terrace, an all-day dining restaurant serves Indian & International Cuisine. Address: Radisson Blu Plaza, Hyderabad Banjara Hills, 8-2-409, Rd No. 6, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034, India. Telephone: 040 - 67331133

Fresh sage – 2 leaves Olive oil – 20 ml Butter – 50 gms Salt – 10 gm BASIL OIL Baby basil leaves – 50 gms Olive oil – 30 ml Salt – 20 gms Lime juice – 15 ml Spice salt Smoked salt – 20 gms Himalayan pink salt – 20 gms Roasted cumin powder – 10 gms NAME OF THE DISH – Beet Mushroom CUISINE – Molecular Gastronomy (Starter) Available at – Chill Priced at Rs. 250/INGREDIENTS Beetroot (boiled and peeled) – 250 gms Salt – 20 gms Freshly crushed pepper – 20 gms Horseradish (grated) – 50 gms Kappa – 8 gms Mushroom Espuma Assorted mushroom – 200 gms Cream – 65 ml

METHOD OF PREPARATION - Beetroot Gel - Puree boiled beet - Add grated horseradish, salt and pepper and bring to boil - Add kappa and whisk well - Pour it in cling film lined tray - Let it set for 20 mins - Cut rounds and then hollow it from centre using smaller round cutters - Reserve Mushroom Espuma - Heat oil and butter - Add sliced mushroom and


chopped sage Cook on slow flame till extra moisture is evaporated Add cream, salt and pepper. cook till cream coats the mushroom Let it cool down Blitz and strain Pour in ISI creamer. Charge with 1 canister Set it at 4c for 20 min

Basil Oil - Blitz baby basil leaves and olive oil - Add salt and lime juice - Strain and reserve Spice Salt - Mix all ingredients together - Place beet gel in centre of plate - Fill the hollow centre with mushroom espuma using ISI shiffon - Drizzle basil oil on sides - Place spice salt on plate - Garnish with baby cumin COURTESY – Swaminandan Singh Executive Chef Radisson Blu Plaza

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Love is the epitome of perfection. Its purity and sanctity is at par with God. Unfortunately, in these frenzied times it is difficult to see love at its purest and fullest. Yet, this couple, Saif and Moona, stand out and gives us a reason to believe in the archaic and long forgotten principles of togetherness and bonding…

L ove is perfect and so a re We !

She is beautiful, charming, eye-catching, outgoing, easy going, cheerful, chirpy and people friendly. Meet, Yaseen Khakashan, better known as Moona in the social circuit. She takes you away with her moonlit, ever smiling face. She’s an excellent hostess; she greets you with a smile and makes sure you’re looked after well, so you know you’re in good hands. A perfect combination of beauty and brains, she is straight out from Ayn Rand’s novels. The practical one in the relationship, she candidly admits that she provides the dynamism that their relationship demands. He is handsome, well built, sensitive, secretive, calm, reserved, cautious, passionate and classy. Meet, Syed Majidullah Saif, better known as Saif in the social circuit. A poet, a painter, an art lover and an ardent vintage car collector, his interests and demeanor depict royalty. He is courtly in his gesture and it rings in his voice too. He has an eye for detail and it shows in his correct French pronunciations. The man in the relationship, he courted Moona like any real man would; taking initiative, making up for the fights, being sensitive to her emotions and listening to her. 46 OCTOBER, 2012

On asking about their marriage, pat comes the reply, “Ours is an arranged cum love marriage, his mom approached mine through a common relative”, says Moona. “My mother really liked her in the photograph and we

cancelled seeing other girls we had earlier decided on, just because she really appealed to my mother”, Saif reminisces. The couple shares an excellent chemistry; we witnessed that during the photo shoot too. Together they make a picture perfect couple. They are like one complete puzzle without a single piece missing. They make up for each other in every possible way. Moona is practical and Saif is emotional. Saif is reserved and Moona is outgoing. Saif has selected, trusted friends while Moona is a friend to everyone. One completing the other or I would rather say that the couple compliments each other. Two very different individuals joined by the thread of love, appreciation and trust for each other. Aren’t couples supposed to be exactly like this? I was asking myself this question all the time. They first met in a posh hotel of Hyderabad. It was strictly a family affair where both the families met to decide / discuss the future of their children. I asked Saif what his first impression of Moona was, “I was floored,” He says and you can easily make that out in the twinkling of his eyes. “She was simple; clad in

I ask them what they talked and how their conversation went. “It was an easy flowing conversation, absolutely effortless,” says Saif. Moona chips in, “He just told me that he is looking for a nice girl”. They discussed their families, hobbies, friends, interests, and other mundane but important things. The point to know is that the conversations went on without any initial hesitation and glitch. We call this chemistry at first sight. Not many of us are lucky enough to feel this; in fact some

of us never feel it, even after many years into our marriage. “After the first meeting, I called her up after two days and we spoke until morning,” Saif adds. Call it the Taurean-Virgo karmic connection (Moona is a Taurean and Saif is a Virgo) or there instant rapport building or “Kismat Connection”, there was absolutely no looking back after this. Their casual dating started after this full night conversation. “I used to meet him every evening under the pretext of music classes. I used to fain going to music classes, while I actually went to meet him. He used to pick me up,” a beaming Moona tells. Romance ensued and the lovey - dovey period of sweet - nothings began. After a month of meeting and getting to know each other, our Mr. Perfect aka Saif popped the question and that too in his “Nawabi” royal style. “I booked an


Tired of trying to find any downside to their relationship, I conclude that they are perfect, their relationship is perfect, their family life is perfect and things can actually be perfect. Their relationship is faith restoring as I see it. It makes us believe in chemistry, stars and the age old, “made for each other” concept.


law treat me like their daughter.”

a white salwar-kamiz with her head covered, she looked mesmerizing,” he adds. Taken aback by her beauty, Saif did not lose time in asking his father if he could spend some time with Moona alone. Let it be known that the family scenario for both the sides is a tad bit conservative and it would have taken Saif, our boy, every ounce of courage to ask his father this dreaded question. I gave him a thumbs up at the courage he displayed. I asked Moona what her first impression of Saif was, “he was not like a typical Hyderabadi guy, He was open minded, nice and decent and last but not the least, he had an impeccable dressing sense which truly struck me,” she tells me in her bubbly charm.

I walk out of their kingdom with content in my heart and a slight smile on my face. The hostess bids me good bye, I wave to her, turn, cross my fingers and murmur to myself, “Love can be perfect and so are they.”

Rapid Fire entire cinema hall, decorated it with flowers and balloons, played her favorite movie “Serendipity” on the screen, sprayed an entire bottle of “ Tommy Girl” in the hall because that’s her favorite perfume,” says Saif. This is a perfect date any girl would ever dream of. The man sure knows what works for a woman and his knack for details was a sure shot getter for him. He made the evening a perfect one for his beloved, an evening that she can remember and cherish for the rest of her life, fond memories aren’t they? “I was pleasantly surprised, just didn’t know what to say, he dumbfounded me by exceeding my expectations,” adds Moona. The rest as they say is history. Our Miss Perfect married our Mr. Perfect and they live happily ever after together. They have a cute 5 year old son named Ibrahim, whom they fondly call “Ibbi” and they call him their best joint possession. I am surprised as to how the story is all lovey - dovey with no twists and turns, because it is hard to digest that things can be easy when it comes to love. I goad them further if there were any real hiccups they faced. Saif says, “During our courtship period, some familial issues cropped up, it was emotionally demanding for both of us, but my mother ironed it out.” Moona agrees and adds, “I really love and respect my mother in law, she is an inspiration for me, it’s her effort that we got married and I really have a good time with her. She is not a typical mother in law. She is chilled out and both my mother in law and father in

Your idea of a perfect date Mona – The one that he planned for me. It just couldn’t get better. Saif – Mine too Greatest joint possession – Our son, Ebrahim One thing that you like about each other Mona – He is very loving and caring. Saif – She is very positive. Ideal holiday location Saif – USA Mona – Europe One thing that you don’t like about each other Mona – He is very sentimental. Saif – Her taurean temper scares me. (Laughs) The last holiday you took We went to Goa for our 7th anniversary and we did not take Eby with us. Who makes up after the fights? Mona – He is the one (pointing at Saif) Saif – Yes, I do.

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hen we Hyderabadi’s want to show off our luxury wheels and drive around the city in it, there is just one thing which makes the driving experience sulking and boring even when you are driving best of the cars. Well, you don’t have to worry about it anymore. A new segment of car is here and one of the most classic luxury brands which took time to evolve but it did in a big big way, oh yes off late Mercedes-Benz has come out with a new segment of cars all together which is a “Sports Tourer”, oh yes it’s a different ball game all together, you saw SUV’s(Sports utility vehciles), Sedans, MPV’s(Muti Purpose Vehciles), Hatchback, Notchback, sports cars and the new LUV(Life utility vehicle). But have you ever heard of a sports tourer? Probably not, because this is one exclusive segment launched by pioneers of luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz.

So, Hyderabad are you READY TO B !

The new B-class is here. Let us quickly run you through what it has to b to be what the brand calls it “The ultimate sports tourer” With the launch of its flagship touring class vehicle, the B Class, Mercedes-Benz is seriously looking at catering to a new kind of luxury car segment in India. Touted as a Sports Tourer, the B Class is the first of its kind to be unveiled here in India and come September-October will be officially launched with an expected price tag of Rs 25 lakh. We offer you further insights into the overall utility and on road potential of this rich man's van and all the excitement that is building up around this first in segment vehicle from three pointed star and add to that all the Bollywood celebrities associated with the promotion and multitude 48 OCTOBER, 2012

of marketing initiatives being planned around the vehicle. To give you a little bit of history, the B-Class came into existence in 2005 and was pretty much an enlarged A-Class with the same engine and suspension. It even retained the distinctive sandwich floor concept which was meant for the battery-powered version of the A-Class. Now in its second generation, the all new B-Class or the W246 shares nothing with its predecessor and is pretty much a completely different animal. This was the first time I had laid my eyes on the B-Class and the first thing that hit me was the dimensions. Right from the W124 days

What we had was an import straight from Germany and as a result looked rather sporty with the well endowed 225 section 18 inch wheels (expect a more sober size for the Indian spec car) that filled those large wheel arches quite well. In fact it looks quite similar to the R-Class which falls in the Grand Sports Tourer category. The character line has been used quite boldly and slides all the way from the hip to the lower front of the car. The upswept headlights along with that twin slatted grille give the car quite an imposing front. All in all it’s a great design which is sure to appeal to all. Well, it has what its got to be, the sportiness the curves and guess what? You will be able to own a RED color Mercedes-benz with the color available for this sports car. Well, one thing is for sure, for someone who wants to drive in style and actually zoom away in the busy traffic lines, for them this one’s a perfect buy. Well, that’s not all it’s the most affordable Mercedes-Benz car yet. Its when we thought Audi and Beamers have taken over the quiet and classy luxury brand Mercedes-Benz, they are back with a BANG with this car for sure. So, people who thought they will have to wait till the time they save in a 40 plus lakhs for their dream car can invariably go for this Mercedes-Benz to enter the elite club of customers of Mercedes-Benz as this particular suave car model will cost you a approximate price of 30 lakhs. Fisrt thing, which you would do is that you would compare it to the X1 and Audi Q3, being a price sensitive market, this has to happen for sure. But here, this particular car which is first sports tourer of India has no competition with any other

car in the market. If you ask me personally this one for sure would have a spotlight in the busy traffic making it stand alone unlike the X1 or Q3. As the first model of Mercedes-Benz new generation compact car, the all-new B-Class luxury sports tourer embodies a great number of unprecedented cutting-edge technologies from Mercedes-Benz. We have never seen so many new developments introduced all at once to a model change in the history of Mercedes-Benz. The comprehensive technology package applied to the B-Class' drive system, aerodynamic performance, steering and braking as well as drive assistance and safety systems, has made this fascinating model a winner on all fronts. The brand believes that the all-new B-Class will bring a fresh and enjoyable driving experience and attract more successful young professionals to join the Mercedes-Benz family. As the pillar model of the Young Mercedes family, the new B-Class is equipped with a next-generation four-cylinder gasoline engine with direct injection and 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission. The new model once again sets a trend for the luxury sports tourer market segment with its dynamic new exterior, stylish high-quality interior, enhanced handling and agility as well as Mercedes-Benz's world-class safety technologies. Adopting industry-leading safety technologies, the B-Class has also set a new benchmark in its segment, with nine airbags and a number of high-end driving assistance systems, such as Attention Assist and Active Parking Assist. Relying on its innovative technology, the B-Class perfectly combines power, comfort and safety to provide a satisfying driving experience.


Ok, enough of hovering good things to it, there is one major let down too, after spending a whopping 25 lakhs and above on this machine, you will also have to drill a hole in your pockets if you are planning to buy this car within one year because for the next one year the car will only be available in the petrol variant. Well, now I would leave it to you if you are happy driving a good looking car spending a amount of money on it, would you want to go for a petrol car looking at the current fuel increasing trend.


we Indians have been fed with the best of Stuttgart’s luxobarges and SUV’s which have naturally led us to believe that the three pointed star comes only with generously sized vehicles. The B-Class then will pretty much change that perspective..

One of the major USP’s of the luxury cars the intelligent light system is missing in the Indian version of the car, but lights are bright and gives a clear view of the road just like any other premium car and not the regular ILS technology. Another disappointment you might have with this car is the no inbuilt graphics on the car that you see in the advertisement. But then would you want to spoil the look of the car by dressing it up more? Well, I would like my car to be just the way it is and doing the graphics on it. A car as long as a C-class, new segment, no ILS, red option available, Mercedes-Benz entering the new price segment of 25 lakhs. We would leave it to you whether you would want to zoom around in the first sports tourer of India.


Well, it’s a 4 on 5 for this particular car, you would think why no negative points to this car? Well, what would you like your luxury car to give you? Safety, comfort, gadgets and style and what else would you want? Mileage? Really? Ok the good news is that it has all of it with a mileage of 16kmph. And is it a showoff? Well I would call this a silent luxury crowd puller which is going to make a lot of noise.

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LATEST GIZMOS The Golden Monster! A MacBook Pro which has it all would make the apple logo shine more than ever when you have the apple made of diamonds and the body made of gold, it would certainly make your hands a bit heavy but if kept on desk and worked upon its truly going to be an eye catcher for sure. This heavy weight machine would have all the latest feature of the new retina display for MacBook Pro. It is called Power Max MacBook Pro Supreme Fire edition. It is definitely an eye catching item sold by Apple as it is encased in a lovely 24 carat gold case complete with a diamond embellished Apple logo (you can also select a non-diamond version if you’re “on a budget”). The model is available in two models: 15.4” and 17”. The price of this fabulous MacBook is ranged between somewhere around $6000-$10 000.

This luxury gadget will surely make a lot of heads turn and would also make you different from the normal crowd. Since there is everybody who has a MacBook these days, if you have to stand out and look luxuriously different, this one’s a best buy, but you will have to tell your aunt living in the states to get it for you at a whopping $10,000 to $15,000.

iPhone 5 Apple announced iPhone 5, the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology, all while delivering even better battery life. iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features including: the all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography and turn by turn navigation; Facebook integration; Passbook organization; and even more Siri features and languages. iPhone 5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world, with an all new 7.6 mm anodized aluminum body that is 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than iPhone 4S. Designed with an unprecedented level of precision, iPhone 5 combines an anodized aluminum body with diamond cut chamfered edges and glass inlays for a truly incredible fit and finish. iPhone 5 comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and is available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model and $399 for the 64GB model. Apple plans to launch the iPhone 5, this Diwali season. “I am very eager to get an iphone 5 that’s why I am getting it from U.S through my friends, I cannot wait till it launches in India. IPhone 5 is classier and more sleek than ever before, it has got its own grace when you carry in hand.” Stuti Kapoor, Fashion Trend Analyst 50 OCTOBER, SEPTEMBER, 2012 2012

Sneak peak into the world of windows 8 While the two tech giants are suing each other for copying, here is something from our childhood friendly tech brand Microsoft, the all new Windows 8, Refreshing! While all of us have so much gone into the android OS to IOS on our apple Macs to iphones or be it your regular BBM updates, here is what is new in the market, which would take a little time to sink in but once sunk, it will change the way we use our gadgets forever. Yes, you have the new windows 8 operating software which is going to be available for half the price for people who upgraded to the mountain OS. People who would want to upgrade from a windows 7 to windows 8 would have to pay less than a grand and is the money worth it? Hell, yes! Let us find out how. The simple control is sleek and very responsive when you have to use your fingers on it and back home you can be equipped to the mouse and keyboard which makes your work much easier. It has user friendly apps.

It’s A Style Statement



What do you do when you want to wear your old pair of jeans and your extremely comfortable baggy sweater which just can’t be thrown away? You accessorize! You team it with chunky wooden bangles and a nice long chain, put on your loafers and throw on your sling bag and voila you are ready to be the style chick on your campus. College and fashion have always gone hand in hand. And who said fashion is just about the clothes, it’s not just the coloured denims which are making a statement on campus, the accessories also are taking the glam quotient high. Riya Saad says - “Fashion to me is following the latest trends be it clothes or accessories. Accessorizing is something I love to do. It helps me be unique and stand out from the crowd. I love the new mobile covers that have come up, I have a collection of mobile covers, it is like each for a day in the week, and my favorite are the angry bird mobile covers that have come up.” Chunky bangles are very bold and metallic and wooden chunky bangles are catching up. Even a simple jeans and top can be zinged up by adding these chunky bangles. The multicoloured and thread bangles, for now, just need to be put away at the back of your closet. “Boys don’t make passes to girls who wear glasses.” who ever said that? Today spectacles are styled up and add to your smart side. The latest ones to hit the block are the Hello Kitty glasses. They are extremely cute and very in. And when we talk about cute how can we miss out on the extremely cute hair bands and clips. If you want to keep it cute and chic go with the “Blair Waldorf style”, They give you the cute school girl look but are extremely stylish. A mobile phone cover is very stylish and it helps you get your personality out .There are a range of mobile covers which vary from angry birds, hello kitty, animated cartoon covers, cover with brand logos, to neon coloured rubber covers, you have a wide range to choose from and you can be spoilt for choice.

Rupal adds in – Fashion keeps changing every year and it gives me a chance to try out every colour. The latest trend these days are the baggy tops with matching neckpieces, it’s stylish and eye catching and I simply adore the charm neckpieces” . Something which just cannot be missed on the college campus is the sling bags. They can simply be thrown over the shoulder and are super glamorous. They are a must have with the college goers. They add in the “it girl” look on you and are simply stylish. Another style accessory are the loafers, they are equally popular with boys and girls. Something which are totally up for grabs. Vaishali Sirhoia a second year student of advertising says- “Fashion to me is anything casual and comfortable, yet very chic. Just a nice top and a comfortable pair of jeans, but to glam it up I add scarves, cute hair accessories like clips and hair bands. They are very cute, help my hair remain in place and are very trendy .I love colour and I am a big fan of the neon range accessories which have come in the market. A dash of neon in my accessories and it adds the spark to my wardrobe.” Slim belts in bright colours such as red, pink, orange and white are something which every girl must have in her wardrobe. They can be worn with coloured denims, your regular blue jeans, checked shirt , printed tops and just about anything , but make sure you tuck in the shirt so you can show off these belt. Long charm neckpieces are another accessories which are catching up very fast.

Ishita an advertising student says “I am a fashion freak and am crazy about clothes, watches, bags and shoes. I love lots of colours and these days everything is about colour, I love the new coloured pants, and big dialed colourful watches and sling bags. My wardrobe is always filled with trendiest fashion available in the market. I dress up in a simple way and still keep it trendy and stylish. Watches and sling bags are the accessories I carry everyday without which I am incomplete! When it comes to footwear I love the loafers which are really in vogue now.” So go ahead, sling it on loaf it up and hang it along- Glam up your campus look with the super stylish accessories and be ready to catch some eyeballs.

Surbhi Jain a student of Villa Marie College says – “I love to dress in clothes which I am comfortable in and which I can carry of very proudly. I wear clothes in fashion and accessorize them with the apt accessories. My fashion status is to be “simple and sweet”, so that my confidence level never goes down. It automatically grabs attention. I love the slim belts as they can add up a dash of colour and style to simple jeans and top. Another accessory I love to wear are the long chains, I find them super stylish, I think when worn with anything it can just glam up the dress.

- By Chandni Parekh

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Is Expected To Deliver In October


The 37-year-old is pregnant with her first child, and with a new husband and her future looking bright, the actress is looking

forward to raising a family. Drew Barrymore is looking fabulously pregnant these days. Even though she still has about a month until her due date, but looks like she could be ready any day now. “I can’t wait until I have my children,” she said in an interview. Barrymore was married only a few months ago to Will Kopelman, and the two are talking about how they will raise their family. The actress has had a somewhat rocky life, with her famous family and becoming a star at such a young age. She grew up in the spotlight and dealt with drugs and alcohol before finally returning to Hollywood and becoming a certified movie star. Barrymore is happy with her life and her decisions now, and it sounds like she wouldn’t change a thing. “To be quite honest, I’m happy in my own life,” she added. “I don’t need to play at being someone else right now. Acting is something I’ve done my whole life, but directing is great. I get to be in my own clothes and go home to my husband, and that seems really normal and fun and feels very creative.” With a brand-new husband and baby and a thriving career, Barrymore really has accomplished all she ever wanted.

Getting Back?? Yeah, we did give you news last month that the couple has broken up. But, reportedly, the couple has decided to give their romance another shot. The couple’s relationship was left in tatters when the 22-year-old actress was photographed cheating on Pattinson with married film director Rupert Sanders. The Twilight co-stars are said to have had a tearful heart-toheart, with the 26-year-old actor eventually deciding to forgive his girlfriend for what he considers to be a ‘stupid mistake’, reported a magazine. “They pretty much decided they couldn’t live without each other. Kristen poured her heart out to Robert and told him it was a one-off and a mistake,” a source said. The pair are now said to be moving into a secluded Los Angeles home together and are hoping to rebuild their relationship. “Rob sees it as Kristen made a really stupid mistake. After a lot of long tearful talks, they’ve worked it out. Rob can see how truly sorry Kristen is and has totally forgiven her. They really do love each other,” the source added. Stewart seems to have been quietly confident about making amends with Rob for some time. Back in July, Stewart was photographed in the arms of father-of-two Sanders. In the wake of the news, both were quick to make public statements saying that their tryst had been a mistake.

SHAKIRA Is Pregnant For all you Shakira fans, there is good news and a bad news. You can be happy about the fact that your favorite “hips don’t lie” rock star is going to be a momma soon, but you have to be sad that she might take a little break from her music career because of that, we know you will miss her killer moves but till then, you can rejoice with her good news. According to a post on the singer’s official website and Facebook page, Shakira is pregnant with her first child. The announcement was short and simple (and in both Spanish and English), but did mention that a planned appearance at Las Vegas’ iHeartRadio Music Festival would have to be cancelled. The statement from Shakira is as follows: As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby! At this time we have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days. This means I will not be able to be a part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, but I’m sure this weekend in Las Vegas will be spectacular and I will be closely following everything that happens there! I’d like to thank Clear Channel and my fans for their constant love and understanding. Big kiss! And will see you very soon! Shakira. We wish the new mommy a happy and healthy motherhood experience. 52 OCTOBER, 2012



PARINEETI Is not single!!


Our very own, the bubbly and charming girl, Parineeti Chopra is in a relationship. She is often spotted hanging out with Maneesh Sharma who she has been apparently dating for a while now. Parineeti Chopra, with a charming on screen presence in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl and also Ishaqzaade, had a lot of male hearts beating for her. But the young actress seems to have found her match already. And it isn’t her Uday ‘Sir’ (Chopra) or Jackky Bhagnani as rumored. Parineeti has been dating the director of her debut film Maneesh Sharma for a while now. In fact, their relationship has become so strong with time, that both are in a comfortable happy space now, say sources close to the couple. Parineeti met Maneesh on the sets of Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl and over time love blossomed between the two. Incidentally, Maneesh was in a steady relationship with one of his colleagues until Parineeti came into his life. Apparently, Parineeti, who stars in Maneesh’s next project as well, accompanied him to Jaipur for a recce in July this year. But as far as outings in Mumbai are concerned, the couple is rather careful. They have made sure that only their close friends know about their relationship as they are not comfortable discussing about it in public. We are really happy for the lovey-dovey couple and wish them the best!

YUKTA MOOKHEY Files for Divorce Former Miss World Yukta Mookhey’s marriage is in shambles. The Mumbai girl, who had moved to Nagpur after her wedding in November 2008 to hotelier Prince Tuli, returned to Mumbai three months ago and filed a domestic violence complaint at the Amboli police station. Ever since then, she has been staying with her three-year-old son at her parents’ house in Andheri. Mookhey was crowned Miss World in 1999 and at the age of 20 and had later acted in a few Bollywood films. Tuli is a businessman and a financial consultant. The couple had grown distant quite some time ago, though the two managed to hide the cracks in their relationship pretty well. Close sources of the couple say that apparently, Yukta wanted to shift to Mumbai to further pursue her acting career, but her in-laws were not very comfortable with that. Probably that was the flash point of the rift between the couple. Sources felt that there seemed to be a great mismatch to start with, “Yukta couldn’t adjust with the relaxed environs of a sleepy city like Nagpur, as she was accustomed to the flashy lifestyle of Mumbai.” Since, the couple is tight lipped about the issue, the media can only speculate. Let’s wish the couple gets back for a happy ever after.

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Wedding Date – Finally!! Finally, yes finally, the most talked about couple in bolly-town, Saif and Kareena, will be tying the knot in mid October (16th or 17th) 2012. This announcement was made by Saif’s mom, Sharmila Tagore Pataudi. Reportedly, the wedding invitations are also being sent to the invitees. Though, Kareena is keeping mum about it, we know it’s going to be one big gala affair. Manish Malhotra, who is Kareena Kapoor’s favorite designer and friend will be doing her ensembles for most wedding functions, he will be designing something simple yet elegant in Red, as Kareena likes it. For the wedding day, Kareena will be wearing her to be “mother - in – law’s”, wedding sharara. We find that totally adorable Bebo, that was pretty thoughtful and sweet of you! On asking whether she would be converting into Islam after marriage, Kareena found it offensive and clearly mentioned that she will not be answering such questions. Let it be known that Sharmila Tagore converted into Islam soon after her marriage with Nawab Pataudi; she adopted the name of Ayesha Begum. Also, she mentioned that she will be called Kareena Kapoor Khan after marriage, this way she will have the two most famous Bollywood surnames added to her identity. Further on, news is that Saif and Kareena recently got a Greh – Pravesh pooja done for Saif’s newly acquired flat in Khar, Mumbai. They are supposed to be shifting into it post marriage. Now, that’s good news for the couple in love, we are looking forward to their grand wedding.

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For Oscar Ace director Rajamouli’s Graphical Extravaganza ‘Eega’ movie has got a place in Film Federation of India’s Oscar Nomination shortlist. India has the chance to nominate one film in the category of ‘Best Foreign Language Film’. For that, FFI selected 12 films from various languages this year. Out of which Eega is the one from Telugu. The screening of these 12 films will be held in Hyderabad from September 18th to 26th. Eega is a revenge saga of a Housefly. In the film, a house fly plays the protagonist’s role, while Kannada actor Sudeep plays the antagonist, who kills a young man who falls for the same girl as him. Later, the dead man is reincarnated as a house fly to torment his killer. Rajamouli got acclaimed all over for his brilliant film making skills with Eega. Let’s hope for the best, Eega might create sensation. The Telugu film is one of the 18 movies to be short listed as India’s nominations for entry in the foreign film category at next year’s Oscars. The other entries include Bollywood hits like Kahaani and Barfi! Here is the list of films short listed for Oscar Nomination Eega (Telugu), Kaahani (Hindi), Barfi (Hindi), Heroine (Hindi), Ferrari Ki Sawaari (Hindi), Gangs of Wasseypur (Hindi) Dirty Picture (Hindi), Paan Singh Tomar (Hindi), VazhaKu En 18/9 (Tamil), 7aam Arivu (Tamil), Deol (Marathi), Aakashinte Niram (Malayalam).



to Romance Akshay Kumar

To pair with Amala Paul

Actress Tamanna Bhatia, who debuted in Hindi with “Chand Sa Roshan Chehra”, is now working on her next movie Himmatwala. She has reportedly bagged another big offer in the B-Town even before completion of her second Bollywood film. She will be seen shaking legs with Akshay Kumar in the film, which will be a remake of Megastar Chiranjeevi’s Blockbuster flick Tagore. The film Tagore, which was directed by VV Vinayak, is all about a war against corruption. It deals with how a man named Tagore creates awareness among the public about corruption and how he becomes the most adulated demigod in the state with his noble mission. Chiranjeevi played Tagore, while Jyothika and Shriya Saran were in the female leads. The movie was a big hit at the Box Office. Now, Sanjay Leela Bansali has reportedly acquired the remake rights of the movie Tagore and he will produce its Hindi version with Vipul Shah on a grand scale. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar will play the lead role played by Chiru in the original. It will be directed by Tamil filmmaker Jayam Raja and will go on the floors by January 2013. Sources claim that Tamanna has been roped to play one of the two heroines of which one is bubbly girl and another is a house-wife. But it is not clear which role the actress will reprise. Another heroine is yet to be roped in.

Actress Amala Paul has joined hands with stylish star Allu Arjun for Iddarammayilatho. She will be seen shaking her legs with the Tollywood star in director Puri Jagannath’s upcoming movie Iddarammayilatho. She herself has confirmed the news on her micro-blogging site. And she is so excited about the project that she cannot wait for the shooting of the movie. On her Twitter account, Amala

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Paul tweeted, “Awesome new project of Dancing star Bunny and Dynamic director Puri Jagan Garu. He has added me as Heroine to the combination! Really looking forward to joining your fabulous team, have heard lovely things working with u sir! Super excited about ‘Iddaruammayilatho’.” In his reply tweet, Puri Jagannath, who is currently busy with the shooting of Pawan Kalyan starrer “Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu”, expressed his excitement to work with Amala Paul. The director wrote, “Our unit people are also excited to work with u. Come to Hyderabad soon, want to narrate the story.” Iddarammayilatho is produced by Bandla Ganesh Babu under Parameswara Arts. Devi Sri Prasad will compose the soundtrack for it. The movie has two heroines, and Amala Paul will play one of the two female leads. The makers are now in a search for the second heroine. The film would be formally launched on September 20 in Hyderabad and the regular shooting commences from October.






Is Based On Lewis Hamilton Staying

Wins Hand cycling Gold

McLaren say they are designing their 2013 car on the assumption Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button will be their two drivers next season. The BBC recently reported Eddie Jordan’s claim that Hamilton had agreed a move to Mercedes - although Hamilton insisted he had yet to decide. But, McLaren technical director Paddy Lowe said it was their “assumption” that Hamilton would stay. “That’s how we’re working in terms of the design for next year,” he said. Hamilton, who is out of contract next year, has said he is in no rush to finalize a deal for next year and insisted that he is 100% focused on winning the title. The 2008 world champion has been with the team since he was 13. The last four races have seen the pole sitter take victory, with McLaren taking three of those. “It does seem there is a trend about being able to control the car and the use of the tires if you’re leading from the front,” Lowe said. “We’ve certainly noticed it and it may cause us to do some things differently.”We’re in a position where we can qualify well at the moment, which has proved to be a benefit relative to our race pace which has been relatively weaker. “Last year, the opposite was the case. So we’re in a great position this year for the remaining races.”

TIGER WOODS Happy with 2012 season Tiger Woods has not won a major title in more than four years but he is delighted with his progress this season, highlighted by three victories on the PGA Tour, after a frustrating 2011 campaign cut short by injury. The American former world number one missed three months, and two of the four majors, last year after injuring his Achilles during the Masters in April. “This has been a really good season to come back from last year, not being able to play at all, and then being able to train properly and practice properly,” “Hence I’m producing the results I know I can produce. I’ve made some great strides this year. I went from probably most of my career not being a very good driver of the ball to now being one of the better ones out here on tour. “That is exciting for me. That is one of the reasons why my scoring average is where it’s at right now. I’ve been very consistent.” Helped by his three wins on the 2012 PGA Tour, Woods lies second behind Rory McIlroy in the Fed Ex Cup point’s standings coming into this week for the fourth and final playoff event of the season. “My short game is finally starting to come around too, which is nice,” said Woods. “I made some good changes this summer, and they’re finally starting to click in.” 58 OCTOBER, 2012

Italy’s Alex Zanardi won his second Paralympics gold of the London Games with victory in the hand cycling road race at Brands Hatch. The ex-Formula 1 driver, who lost both legs following a crash in 2001, won the H4 hand cycling time trial on Wednesday. And the 45-year-old followed it up with a sprint finish to take the road race ahead of South Africa’s Ernst van Dyk and Belgian Wim Decleir. Zanardi had both legs amputated following a Cart accident in Germany. “To win this race in this way, in such a dramatic way and sprinting makes me really proud,” Zanardi said. “It shows that I am a complete cyclist, even if I have no legs.”The race did not go as I expected. I thought that I could take off soon and that I would only need to stay calm, but at the fourth lap I tested my opponents and understood my tactic would not work, so I changed it completely and only tried to save, save and save. “I managed my energies well. It’s been a tough race; I could have very well lost it.” Last year Zanardi won the New York marathon at the fourth attempt and also claimed world time trial silver.




MOVIES IN OCTOBER ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART 2 Starring: Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear at the hands of the unknown. Dagny Taggart has discovered what may very well be the answer to a mounting energy crisis - found abandoned amongst the ruins of a once productive factory, a miraculous motor that could seemingly power the World. But, the motor is dead. there is no one left to decipher its secret... and, someone is watching.


ENGLISH VINGLISH RAAZ 3 The story revolves around Shanaya (Bipasha Basu), an actress at the height of her success. She gets offered the best roles and wins all the awards she’s nominated for. In addition, she also has a passionate affair with a handsome director named Aditya (Emraan Hashmi). This all ends when a younger actress, Sanjana (Esha Gupta) makes her film debut. Suddenly, Shanaya seems forgotten and everybody only wants to work with Sanjana. Soon enough, Aditya also leaves Shanaya for Sanjana, and Shanaya sees her career fading away and she slowly becomes crazy. She begins to turn to black magic and makes it her goal in life to destroy Sanjana and get back the man she loves, Aditya. HEROINE An actress who can carry off just about anything on screen and a director with a penchant for relatable storylines — Kareena Kapoor and Madhur Bhandarkar are one jodi many have been rooting for. And while Kareena does not disappoint as the beautiful but heartbreakingly vulnerable protagonist, Heroine is hardly ‘the scandalous and voyeuristic journey’ that Bhandarkar had promised it would be. One does get a glimpse of failed relationships, shattered egos and insecure co-stars lurking ‘behind closed doors in make-up rooms and vanity vans’. But the tale of an out-of-luck film star, who suffers one setback after another, both personally and professionally, is hard to endure. Kareena steps effortlessly into the shoes of Mahi Arora who tries every trick in the book to regain her lost glory at the box-office. And as she grapples with love, passion, jealousy and insecurity, one cannot help but think that no one else could have done justice to the role.

Starring: Sridevi, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand, Adil Hussain English Vinglish is the story of a woman who does not know English and is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large. The film is a light - hearted yet touching and transformational journey of Shashi. Circumstances make her determined to overcome this insecurity, master the language, teach the world a lesson on the way to becoming a self assured and confident woman. FRANKENWEENIE Starring: Charlie Tahan, Frank Welker From the creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous. STUDENT OF THE YEAR Starring: Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt It is the story of Abhimanyu Singh and Rohan Nanda who traverse the path of competition, envy, triumph, failure, manipulation and heartbreak in their mini-universe of St. Teresa’s High School, Dehradun. Things are knotted up when Shanaya Singhania (Alia Bhatt), the most popular girl on the campus enters the equation. Looming large over the various friendships in the campus is the Student Of The year trophy and Dean Yogendra Vasisht’s (Rishi Kapoor) emphasis on success and victory.

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ooking at the title of the book, one wonders if it’s going to be a severe bashing and complaining exercise against the current Indian ways and values. Honestly, that it is, but it is more; yes, it offers solutions that are easy but often ignored or postponed by the decision makers of the country. This book is a very fast read like Chetan’s other books, minus the masala. In his simple and easy to understand language, Chetan explains the problems plaguing the Indian society and he also looks at the root cause of these problems. He lashes out at the Indian politicians for being corrupt; he bashes the Indian public for being “confused, valueless and very greedy”. The book is not a literary novel, nor will it motivate or move you, neither will it ignite a “fire” of patriotic fervor in you. But, it will convey a subtle but strong message to you; “SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE AND SOON”. After every chapter / section of the book, you’ll close the book and think deeply. And that’s where the book does the trick. It sets us thinking about what our role in the larger context of our country India is. This is a must read for everyone; it is cheap (moderately priced at 140 bucks) and the language is easy. I strongly recommend this for the youth because that’s where the lever for change lies.


- By Anshima Gupta


rom the author who’s inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper-a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours. The man who became Father Time. In Mitch Albom’s newest work of fiction, the inventor of the world’s first clock is punished for trying to measure God’s greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time. He returns to our world-now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began-and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so. Told in Albom’s signature spare, evocative prose, this remarkably original tale will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time, how they spend it and how precious it truly is.

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n The Lost Years, Mary Higgins Clark, America’s Queen of Suspense, has written her most astonishing novel to date. At its center is a discovery that, if authenticated, may be the most revered document in human history— “the holiest of the holy”— and certainly the most coveted and valuable object in the world. Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons believes he has found the rarest of parchments—a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ. Stolen from the Vatican Library in the 1500s, the letter was assumed to be lost forever. Now, under the promise of secrecy, Jonathan is able to confirm his findings with several other experts. But he also confides in a family friend his suspicion that someone he once trusted wants to sell the parchment and cash in. Within days Jonathan is found shot to death in his study. At the same time, his wife, Kathleen, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, is found hiding in the study closet, incoherent and clutching the murder weapon. Even in her dementia, Kathleen has known that her husband was carrying on a long-term affair. Did Kathleen kill her husband in a jealous rage, as the police contend? Or is his death tied to the larger question? Who has possession of the priceless parchment that has now gone missing? It is up to their daughter, twenty-eight-year-old Mariah, to clear her mother of murder charges and unravel the real mystery behind her father’s death. Mary Higgins Clark’s The Lost Years is at once a breathless murder mystery and a hunt for what may be the most precious religious and archaeological treasure of all time.



Rashmi’s Big Day Rashmi Premaney who flew down from Dubai and who is an NRI, celebrated her birthday bash in the city which was organized by one of her friends Preethi Rao. The prominent page 3 people were seen at the do enjoying to the hilt. Guests binged on scrumptious food and delightful cocktails. The DJ played hit numbers that rocked the party gang. Many socialites like Nikita, Nisha, Lakshmi Manchu, Manjula Narsa, Nisha, Hamed, Fasi Saberi, Tara, Suraj and Allu Bobby were spotted at the party.

Adeeb & Mariam

Girish & Gunjan

Mohini & Nilam

Happy Birthday Girish!!


Sunny Anand organized a birthday bash for his dear friend Girish Agarwal at one of the city pubs. The crowd loved the hit numbers played by DJ Amit Saxena. People were dressed up well for this occasion; some were seen in casual get ups like jeans and t-shirt while some were spotted in their partying gears. The guests enjoyed the snacks and the drinks served at the do.


Lakshmi Manchu Gaurav & Mohini

Sunny & Kashish

Sonali & Sudesh

Vicky & Prisha

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Gayatri (R) with friend





Deepa Gupta Seema Chopra & Shikha

Sonal & Harsha

All For Fun

Neha & Pradeep


Get Dressed

Namitha with friend


Mesmerising collection

Kimaya recently launched its first store in Hyderabad. It is one of the best luxury multi-designer store, with Top designers of the country displaying their collection. Neha & Pradeep Hirani, the founders of Kimaya played perfect hosts along with the chief guest and the leading face of Hyderabad, Pinky Reddy. Kimaya delivers uber luxurious fashion experience, with its choicest of labels and designs. It boasts of a strong designer label collection of over 180 designers from the sub-continent.


A Tambola event was organized by Seema Chopra, Shikha Dusaj and Gazal Sarcal at Basil Restaurant. There was a complimentary lavish buffet with every ticket. There were bag stalls and some fashion institutes promoting their brand. The event was sponsored by Ashton Pierra, Cache, Page 3 Entertainment, Hyderabad Basmati House and Maisha Travels. The guests really appreciated the event and had a gala time.

Neha & Alka Bhavna & Sonia

Radhika & Sonam

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Lovely Couple

Avnish, Suchita & Sunny

Girish & Shruti

Sheema & Rekha

Duo Birthday Celebrations Naseer Khan and Manish Malpani organized a surprise birthday party for their their beautiful wife Sheema and Rekha Malpani at the club, Novotel. The guests, which included the list of page 3 people, family and friends, enjoyed the party thoroughly. Cocktails, delicious snacks and sumptuous food did the rounds to keep the guests rocking. Among the friends, Shweta, Girish, Mania, Zeeshan, Samiya and Manzoor were seen grooving to the Dj’s rocking playlist.

Neetu & Punit


Rajeev & Sonal



Movie Night

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Puneet Arora and Neetu Arora from Bezire Entertainment Company organized the screening of Heroine at PVR cinemas for their friends. The guests thoroughly enjoyed the movie and had a great time in the company of their friends. What came as a surprise was a goody bag given to each couple after the movie.

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Mahmood Kholani with friend

Musharraf, Shazia & Naushad

Neha & Vishal

Moghny & Mobina

Taru & Sanjay Khanna


Harish & Neeru Kumar

Kavitha Reddy

Anil Kumar Yadav

Nidhi & Gaurav

Feroz & Laila Khan


Ashu & Vicky




Dinesh Patel

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Sonal & Navdeep


Darpan & Reena

Neha Gandhi and Neha Gupta have formed a club for mommies and their children called “Mommy and Me”. They recently organized an event at “Casa Luxurio” celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. There was a pottery workshop for children wherein they made Ganesh idols and diyas while the mommies played Tambola. There were delightful snacks like Chole Bhature, noddles and Pav Bhaji to be relished by the kids as well as their moms.

Neha & Neha

In Bollywood Style The “Masti Makers” organized a kitty party at Avasa Hotel. The theme was “Bollywood Retro Night”. Couples were seen dressed in the 60’s and 70’s style. Navdeep was seen dressed as Mithun Chakraborthy while Vibha and Reena were dressed as Mumtaz, the other dressed up like Nargis and Parveen Babi. The guests also danced on a 60’s number to celebrate the theme. People danced on popular numbers like “Mera Joota Hai Japani” and “I Am a Disco Dancer”. Everyone enjoyed the event thoroughly.

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Jasmeen & Pavan

Anuja & Radhika





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Neha & Shruti

Designer Sagar Tenali with models

Oh…Bhahama…!!!!! Vijit

Sagar Tenali, the ace designer of Hyderabad launched his Resort Wear collection in Kismet. It is a Beach-Inspired collection, a cruise wear for Bahamas, Palm Beach or Costa Rica. This resort collection is for those fashionistas who are expected to spend luxurious holidays in style. The collection has a sensuous range of one piece dresses to gowns, hot pants, loose tops and kaftan. The range is easy to carry and good at feel.

Jasmin & Shaya

Bhupinder & Brij Sahney





Sana & Hina


“Arty Time” Art lovers of the city were spotted at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel checking out the exhibition of artist Vijit Pillai’s latest works. The show featured Vijit’s collection of Buddha’s and Ganesha’s in vibrant hues of green, blue and ochre. But, the canvas that received maximum “likes” was a mixed-media portrait of the artist’s beautiful wife Jasmine. 72 OCTOBER, 2012






Mr. H. J. Dora (IPS) & Mr. P. Ramlu

Citizens Grievance Redressal Bureau (CGRB)

Capt. Ikram Kaleem

Deepti & Pooja

Finally, the “aam janta” of Hyderabad has an ear that will listen to their concerns over injustice, and exploitation. The CGRB is a platform for the underprivileged masses to bridge the gap between deprivation and just demands. It creates awareness against social ills and aims to provide just and legal solutions to issues.

On the stage

Aishu & Priyanka

St. Francis Xpressions!!

M. A. Jabbar Siddique & Justice Ghulam Mohammed

Cate Van Den Hil with a friend

Kathy Curran Schlesser

St Francis College, Begumpet recently held their Art and Cultural Festival- Xpressions. The theme of the fest was One Nation, One people. The Festival had teamed up with the Make A Difference foundation to raise awareness about the most important need of the hour, education. They had several events lined up on the day like the Mock Press Conference, Halla bol- Street Play, Fusion- The Economics Quiz, Bringing History Alive, Ad Mad, Word Maze, Rags to Riches and many more. The Highlight of the event was Mr. And Ms Xpressions ‘12 and the inter college dance competition.

Suzanne Strojny

Vani Asthana and Leigha García George

Tea Time Twin-Cities Expatriates Association Hyderabad hosted their Thursday lunch at Prego, the Italian venue at The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace on 3oth August 2012. The event was attended by 40 ladies from the tea association: to name a few are Alexandra Hoffmeyer, Veronique Pagliuca, Kathy Murthi, Cate Van Den Hil. It was an afternoon where the ladies enjoyed a traditional Italian menu with an array of appetizers, starters, main course and desserts. It was moments to cherish at Prego! 74 OCTOBER, 2012




Shireen Khan & Bina


Aryan & Bindu



Perfect pose

Shravan & Sunaina

Party Scene It was a power packed month where party goers were spotted at various night clubs with their friends and loved ones in full swing. The music played by the dj’s in the clubs were also happening from retro to techno. It was a hard core party scenario in the city.

Beautiful long hair

Mhuya & Bhavna

Shahina Shaikh 76 OCTOBER, 2012


Santhu & Rajesh

Vinnu & Nikar

At the screening of Heroine in the city recently, there was a BBM war, posting the display pic with the page 3 circle of the Heroine banner organized by Puneet Neetu and Biskit. We wonder whose screening was Garam and whose screening went Thanda? We leave it for you to decide.

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Know Your Fortune

- Tarot reading by Suhasini


(September 24 to October 23) The tarot card, “The wheel of fortune” indicates the karmic cycle and the colors of life. Life presents us with various situation and circumstances. The wheel of your future goes round signifying the need to be adaptable. This means you are in for a change which shall bring with it new things and a different environment. Changes are likely at work, home or in relationships. Optimism should be high on your list as whatever is down on life’s wheel is bound to move up. Change is a natural phenomenon. But, the key of success is a “persons adaptability to change” with the “flow of time”. This wheel of fortune heralds a change for the better. You need to observe this change and open yourself to positive change, says the tarot card “Page of wands”. Karmic Tip – Sometimes a blank paper tells you the whole story which even a book cant. Words are important but silence increases the worth of words.

(October 24 - November 22) The tarot card, “The Judgment” indicates the golden balance in clarity of “Judgment”, made on the basis of deep spiritual understanding. The hands in the picture of this tarot card are seen offering flowers, symbolizing gratitude on achieving eternal awareness and enlightenment. The judgment card indicates your Judgment at “This point of time”. This means that you have given up your old beliefs and attitudes and have adopted a newer understanding of life. So, you should be ready to tread the road of your spiritual purpose and the means to achieve it. All you need to do is to be true to yourself and then attain your goals. Judgment is also a card for new relationships as it grants spiritual growth and learning from within, rather than on the physical level, says the tarot card “The Five of cups”. Karmic Tip – One of the most important qualities to be cultivated in domestic life is cheerfulness.




(December 22 – January 20) The tarot card, “The moon” indicates that dreams are trying to convey a message to you. You will be able to find answers to the questions in your mind if you pay heed to your intuition. You need to be careful towards deceit in any form. You should not accept things at their face value as certain things involve deeper issues that might be hidden from your view. In such cases, you should pay attention to the voice of your subconscious. If in a relationship already, the moon shows the need to resolve certain issues. Fear might overpower you and make you argumentative. Your health might get affected because of depletion of your inner strength. Therefore, it needs charging up, so that you can resolve issues and move on in your life says the tarot card “Three of swords”. Karmic Tip – The way you view the world is mostly the result of the way you run your brain.


(November 23 - December 21) The tarot card, “The Sun” indicates positive times i.e., this raises hope and brings a feeling

of inner peace and complete contentment. This is the month for healing with peace. Your health is also likely to improve, making you feel energetic. You are likely to have clarity of thought to be able to make balanced decisions. “The Sun” tarot card is also a card for promotion and success in matters related to the career. It is also a card for promotion; so open your arms to welcome the new fortune, says the tarot card “Knight of Swords”. Karmic Tip – If you carry depression, doubt and unhappiness in your heart. Then, you cannot earn happiness for yourself or bring it to others.

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(January 21 - February 18) The tarot card, “The Magician” indicates a dynamic relationship, where one partner provides for the inspiration and the other makes them a reality through skills and practicality. The magician tells you to maintain strong will power and a mind that is disciplined with the clear purpose towards a positive direction while being open to innovations. There is certain insecurity in the air which is curtailing progress, the only thing is that you should watch out for this trickery and at the right time you should initiate action and execute


(February 19 - March 20) The tarot card, “Nine of Cups” indicates that this is the time for joy and sharing i.e., emotions that are positive and harmonious. You are seen to be focusing on relationships which are emotionally satisfying (Home and family). There is a feeling of permanent security (friendship) i.e., contentment of heart. You are in a work environment where team work is very important for achieving common goals. Therefore, you should learn to face life with enough strength and will power and not to give up when situation changes, says the tarot card “Page of Cups”. Karmic Tip – One of the best victories you can gain over someone is to beat them at politeness.


(March 21 - April 20) The tarot card, “Page of Cups” indicates the symbol of “Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram” i.e., most auspicious, valuable and beautiful pink color flower, “Lotus”. This beautiful flower suggests us to expand with the light of knowledge. Even though the lotus flower is grows in slushy areas. It remains beautiful and untainted despite its surroundings, reminding you, that you too can, under all circumstances, remain pure and beautiful within. You should build a strong will power to gather peace and happiness in your life says the tarot card, “Ten of cups”. Karmic Tips – Positive thinking directs you to the valley of flowers. Negative thinking has many paths that make a person puzzled so that he dies in a Muzzle.


(April 21 - May-21) The tarot card, “The High Priestess” indicates anticipation of great success. It is a card which signifies deep knowledge and intuition. It indicates that the psychic or artistic abilities may continue to be at the sub-conscious level. There is a certain sense of mystery and secretiveness. You should use this time to introspect. The High Priestess” is a card of

farming ideas which can get you the desired results. You must use your intuition. Psychic and spiritual development is seen on this card. You are likely to gather strength and wait for the right time in the future to act. Now is the time to start a partnership where immense psychic and spiritual development will take place. It is a relationship which grows and develops infinitely, says the tarot card “The Magician”. Karmic Tip – A single finger that wipes our tears during our failures is much better than 10 fingers which come together to clap during our victory.


(May 22 - June 21) The tarot card, “The Emperor” indicates association with the astrological sign of Aries. You may enforce laws like a father figure, an employer, a policeman, a judge or a just and pragmatic man i.e., the emperor depicts success through discipline of self and partiality. You are likely to meet a person who is in a position of power. In order to succeed, you will have to have a pragmatic approach to life, in spite of the limitations that confront you. This card represents stability, strength and conviction. New opportunities would come your way. You need to make the best of it, by laying a solid foundation that shall finally lead to success. You should be prepared to act instantly and not leave place for any danger. Relationship reading suggests a lack of commitment towards a partner. It also can be a relationship where the woman tends to play the role of a mother, says the tarot Card “The Hierophant”. Karmic Tip – Never say you have failed until you have reached your last attempt and never say it’s your last attempt until you have succeeded.


(June 22 - July 22) The tarot card, “Seven of Swords” indicates you to make use of the best possible alternative to succeed. The eagle in this card symbolizes that a new approach is required to achieve what is desired. The message of “Seven of swords” is not to give up, but to put the best foot forward to achieve success. But, for this you have to make adjustments and decide on your plan of action. You are required to concentrate and avoid distractions so as to put in your best. This card also signified hopes, the only thing is that you are required to be patient and need to work steady towards your

relationship. You also need to check your preplanning, says the tarot cart “Temperance”. Karmic Tip – Everyone goes through tough times in life and wonders where god is, just remember that the teacher is always quiet during the test.


FORTUNE plans. Work towards your advancement, this is the right time to start a new project says the tarot “Six of Wands”. Karmic Tip – To know and understand the world, keep your eyes open. To know and understand yourself keep your eyes closed.


(July 23 - August23) The tarot card, “The Strength” indicates that your focus is on courage and moving on with conviction. You need determination and fortitude to succeed. You can put your plans into action and work with the “Strength” of your mind. Once you are successful, you shall be respected for your achievements and be the source of inspiration to others. You need to have faith and confidence in your abilities. You will then have the strength to face serious circumstances. You have the inner strength to face various circumstances. You will also have inner resources to come out from any situation as a winner if you are to put your heart and mind into it. Relationship reading suggests positivity, as people involved are ready to listen to each other. Communication is a primary factor in the growth of a relationship, says the tarot card “Four of wands”. Karmic Tip – Hold on to your faith. Never let it waver or grow weak.


(August 24 - Sep.23) The tarot card, “The Hermit” indicates living a life with an open heart and mind. You are setting your priorities right and heading towards growth in life. You need to regain the confidence towards growth in life. It indicates living a life with the importance of wisdom through self understanding. It suggest the time for reflection, i.e., you can use this time to look at what you want from life. You may meet someone who can serve as a physical or spiritual guide for you. You need to close all the loop holes in your present circumstance in order to progress further. Once you are able to put the past experiences behind you for good, you will be in a position to assist others in doing the same. You are also likely to be successful in any study you wish to take up. “Hermit” is the card of awakening the inner-self for your success through spirituality, says the tarot “Queen of Cups”. Karmic Tip – Broken trust is like a melted chocolate, no matter how hard you try to freeze it back into its original shape. It will never return to its original shape.

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