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Contents Volume-2 Issue-1

10 Entertainment Hollywood, Bollywood, Tollywood and Sports

June, 2011


14 Tinsel Town Take a sneak peek on what’s happening in town 20 Lifestyle A Day From Her Diary, Movie and Books Reviews, Art, Pets 31 Expedition Unveil the beauty of South Africa 53 Cuisine Easy Summer Recipies

Fashion : Designer Shilpa Reddy


44 Wellbeing How take care of your eyes in summer 47 Habitat Decorate your wall and Properties at Hi-tech City & Gachibowli 40 Tulip Special Chit Chat with Salman Khan, 10 ways to impress a guy, Celebrity adoption

54 Kinship Bonding between Babita & Parsva Kumar

Cover Story : Salman Khan


62 Beauty Stylish Nitesh interacting with Tulip 64 Automobiles Aston Martin, Ducati Diavel and Mercedes models 68 Campus Buzz Hike in fuel price. Do we need a hike in our pocket money also? Techknow : Latest Gadgets

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK Tulip has touched your hearts with soulful content. Fortnightly was a less time to keep a track on the same. Therefore, according to readers’ demand, Tulip is now a monthly magazine, with new designs and categories like Wellbeing (talking about the significance of modern day’s health and fitness) and other sub-categories like Books, Music, Movies, Star Icon, Success Story. Tulip now captures every aspect of what viewers love to read, irrespective of age group. Summer days are the best days of the year for students, a run on for office goers and a big tip for vacationers! Here we have a tantamount savor of savvy talk as Tulip’s other issues, but this time with a lot more spice churning up newfangled talks and ideas. The cover story runs the big talk with the King of all Khans - Salman Khan, his life and upcoming movies which are as uncanny as his Bollywood blockbuster Dabangg. The travel section is all about the terrific and fantabulous bounty of the rainbow country – South Africa! Perfect summers treat for every holiday maker. Here we have a rundown on Amitabh Bachchan’s life in the Film Industry from his blossom steps till he became the Shahanshah of Bollywood, coverage on celebrities holding for homeless children by adopting them, a thorough tutelage on how to keep our eyes pretty and safe this summer and an article stemmed under the motto ‘Go Green’ for the forthcoming environment day. A naughty spicy turnover, a girly exclusive in this issue is the ten different ways to make a guy like you which formulate all the how’s and why’s that a girl needs in her love life. Apart from our usual trend of presenting a unique story under Special Bonding and Piece of Life every issue, we have added extensive scope for our readers in our lifestyle column such as the list of latest worth reading books in the market, a personal choice list of the most famous DJs under music, on the intricacy of a famous painting style, Cubism and a tallied movie review on the Reel of the month – Pirates of Caribbean-on stranger tides. With the summer still looming over our heads for about another month till the downpour takes over, here we wish our readers a happy summer before the final adieu. Things I have learnt from this issue : The modus operandi to keep a happy and safe environment is entirely in our hands and as the saying goes, ‘drops of water makes an ocean’, similarly we should stand together in our fight against the breakdown of Earth by complying with the simple steps suggested. The life history of Amitabh Bachchan from prime years in the film industry to his breakthrough in Bollywood super hit of all times, Sholay and till date, his charisma and powerful approach has changed the face of Indian cinema. ‘Love is blind’, goes the saying. But is it? In this superfast world where women are pacing alongside men, here are ten awesome ways to make a guy fall for you. Just be yourself and the rest of the act is right on your fingertips!


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Chillout Sundays at Encounters Through June (24/7) 12 flavours of delicious low calorie, homemade ice-creams to relish on, apart from famous Sundaes like Mint Chocolate, Apple Cinnamon Delight, Sunny Day, Berrilicious, Mocha Madness and many more. Taj Krishna, Ph No.66662323

Liquid Buffet at Haldi (18:30 – 23:00) This monsoon let your throat get wet at Haldi. Relish from an array of unlimited alcoholic beverages throughout the evening with unlimited serving of chef’s special kebab of the day – one vegetarian and one non vegetarian. Novotel Hyderabad Airport, Ph No.66250000


Lunch Buffet @ Indi Joe’s Every Monday (12:00 - 14:45) A wide spread of Continental, Chinese and Indian dishes with a mouth watering choice of Desserts including a chocolate fountain for the kids. All this for 246/- inclusive of taxes. Ph No.66683333


Ammamala Pale Ruchulu! at Okra (18:30 – 23:00) Enjoy the exclusive South Indian cuisine from the master chef, Naidu at Marriott. Marriott Hyderabad, Ph No.27522567

Yum-Cha Platter @ Golden Dragon Every Sunday (11:30 - 14:30) The restaurant offers authentic Chinese cuisine to all the guests. The platter is a non-stop buffet with choices of vegetarian and non vegetarian starters, dim-sums, various types of noodles, rice dishes and desserts. Taj Krishna, Ph No.66662323.




Bollywood Nights Every Monday, In-house DJ Phalgun is all set to entertain the crowd, with the best to Bollywood and House music on Monday nights. Bottles and Chimney Ph No. 27762368.




AstroWix-PMP Fastrac Hyderabad Workshop @ Hotel Aditya Park

June 4th - June 12th (09:00 - 18:30) Delivered across India for more than a decade, this program is conducted by expert trainers from USA with a step by step approach, ensuring that the participants learn how to organize every stage of a project. Ph No.66788888


Mediterranean Saturday Brunch @ Poolside Every Saturday (11:45 – 14:00)

Fancy a little weekend getaway but no time? Try the Mediterranean brunch by the Poolside, with live Tapas, Grills, Shawarmas, Falafels and other exotic dishes. La Cantina, Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre, Ph No.66824422.


Express Lunch @ La Cantina Monday – Friday

The pizza/pasta express lunch at this exclusive Mexican restaurant! Soups, salads, garlic breads, choice of pizza/pasta, desserts and soft beverages. Served in 15 minutes or your money back. Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre, Ph No.66824422

Food festivals, upcoming events and what’s new in Happy Hours Set Lunch DJ Ayesha - Live Firangi Paani @ Via Milano @ Liquids town. All this 26 Through June 27 June 27th 28 @Through June (16:00 onwards) (12:00 onwards) - 23:45) and lots more. Enjoy a set lunch menu through DJ Ayesha is(21:00 Buy a drink, and get the next one all set to enthrall the free at Firangi Pani during Happy the week. The vegetarian menu crowd with the best of Trance, Your guide Hours, between 4:00 PM - 8:00 is priced at Rs.450/-, and the nonDeep and Dark House, Electro PM on weekdays vegetarian menu priced at Rs.500/- and Progressive tracks. to the city (Monday to Thursday) which includes a 3 course meal Ph.: 6625907 Ph. No. 6657 0000 with starter, main course & dessert. happenings! Ph No. 6455 5544 8 JUNE, 2011




Karaoke Nights @ News Cafe Every Wednesday (21:00 – 23:45) Sing your heart out and groove into your favourite tracks from KJ Anand. Impress the judges and win exciting prizes. Ph No. 40101236

Dim Sum Festival @ Deccan Pavilion (19:30 – 23:00) From Har Gow, wonderful shrimp dumplings to mini spring rolls, from custard tart to mango pudding, experience a variety of dim sums from the chefs, Vikram, Madhu and Sharma. ITC Kakatiya Ph No. 23400132

Mango Fest at Collage and Lobby Lounge (19:00 onwards) Ista Hyderabad celebrates the season of mango till 12th june. Menu with cocktails, mocktails, appetizers, main course and desserts, all made of mangoes. Ista Hyderabad, Ph.No.44508888


Mango Euphoria @ Sweet Nirvana 24 / 7, A delicious celebration of the king of fruits! Yummy mango desserts such as Mango and Coconut Pannacotta, Mango cheesecakes and sundaes, Mango Meringue Tower, Mango creme brulee, White chocolate, Mango Galette, Mango fritter with ice-creams and many more. Ph No. 42414343.




Jewellery Expo 2011 @ HITEX (11:00 – 19:00) HITEX

International Gems & Jewellery Expo 2011 is starting from 10th till 13th june 2011. More than 80 exhibitors & a huge number of trade visitors from all over the world are expected to attend this mega event. Phone:




Dessert Buffet @ Sweet Nirvana Through June (16:00 onwards) The dessert buffet includes a variety of snacks such as barbecue chicken, battered vegetables, etc and various desserts such as blueberry cheesecake, apple pie, pastries, cinnamon buns and doughnuts. Ph No.42414343


Kora Collection for Summer @ Daram Till June 20 (11:00 onwards) Summer collection of Kora (offwhite) in weaves, textures, gold and silver prints and many more traditional and ethnic wear will be on display, at Daram. Ph No. 40179171

PlayGroup @ Gymboree Monday - Friday Gymboree play school offers Worldwide Leader in Early Childhood Development - PlayGroup for kids with weekday and weekend options for 1-3 classes per week. Ph No. 9000 202 901

Summer Faceoff @ Aura Through June (07:00 - 11:00) Bid adieu to daily stress as your senses succumb to the magic of peppermint oil. Pamper yourself with their mango based facials, coupled with cold white jade crystals that truly relax your body and mind and nourish your hair. The Park, Ph No.23456789

Retro Fridays @ 10 DS Every Friday (21:00 - 23:45) Groove in to the music from 60s with Dj Rahul in the house, every Friday. Also get to binge on the best cold sandwiches.


Breakfast Specials @ IDP Through June (07:30 - 11:00)

Have hot and fresh Rava Dosa on Mondays, Idly Platter on Tuesdays, Steam Dosa on Wednedays, Chapathi on Thursdays, Plain Dosa on Fridays. In just Rs.33/only! Ph No. 31003141


Make Your Own Buffet @ Sweet Nirvana Through June (12:00 onwards) Sweet Nirvana has a ‘Make your own lunch buffet’ where you can select dishes from a set list of Continental dishes to make a buffet of exactly what you would like to eat, priced at Rs.245 + taxes. Ph No.42414343


SATURDAY PMP Refresher Course (PMBOK 4th Edition) @ TenStep India (10:00 - 19:00) PMP® Refresher course is a two\day intensive course to prepare you for the exam by quickly refreshing the 5 process groups, 9 knowledge areas and 42 processes of PMBOK® Guide 4th Edition. The course is specially designed to build your confidence. Ph No. 9704155669


ITIL V2-V3 Manager The Royal Curries of Bridge Training and Nawabs & Nizams Certification @ Hotel Till June 18th Aditya Hometel (19:00 – 23:00) June 9th - 12th (08:00 - 17:00) Get to taste the authentic Lucknowi Get ITIL V2-V3 Managers Certified (V3 Expert) before the exam gets and Hyderabadi cuisines. Chef Man- retire from the market i.e. by June preet Singh takes you on this royal 30 2011. QLogy Management and journey with signatures dishes, Information Technology Services accompanied by a many desserts. offer you the best price never before in the market. Kangan, Westin Hyderabad, Ph No.66308888 Ph No. 67676838

Fete De La Musique 2011 @ Syn (18:30 - 23:30) Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad, Goethe-Zentrum, US Consulate and Hyderabad Western Music Foundation with the support of the French Embassy in India present - World Music Day. The festival features French Pop/Rock/Reggae band - ‘Betty Argo’. Taj Deccan, Ph No. 66663939.



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The Raghu Dixit Project – The Raghu Dixit Project is one of India’s foremost bands in its genre. It is meant to be an open house for musicians and artistes from different genres to come together, collaborate and create a dynamic sound and expression. Shilpa Kala Vedika Phone: 23112704 Garbage Warrior – Documentary Screening (17:30 – 19:00) Directed by Olivier Hodge. Garbage Warrior is a film telling the epic story of maverick architect Michael Reynolds, his crew of renegade house builders from New Mexico and their fight to introduce radically different ways of living. Goethe-Zentrum, Phone No. 65526443




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KIM’S SHOEDAZZLE Gets $40 million in funds


The reality star, designer and boutique owner is responsible for creating a line for Bebe, a QVC collection K-Dash and her own Belle Noel jewelry line is also behind ShoeDazzle’s innovative members-only site. The website, which offers a personalized selection of shoes, handbags and jewellery to subscribers for a monthly flat rate of $39.95, has already secured $20 million in funding from firms Polaris Venture Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners.The new funds will allow the company to expand significantly. Kim’s business partner Brain Lee told WWD ‘we are launching in the U.K. in the next couple of months’. ShoeDazzle currently has 3 million members and has seen celebrity collaborations from stars such as Glee’s Kristin Chenowith and Scream 4’s Kristen Bell. Kim also launched multiple fragrances in the recent past.

VIN DIESEL TO PRODUCE ‘The Machine’ for MGM Hot off from ‘Fast Five’, Vin Diesel has come aboard to star and produce The Machine, an action comedy from MGM. While MGM’s reputation around town is that of a remake factory, mining its library, The Machine is an original project from Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, the writers of Night At The Museum who also worked with Diesel on his action comedy The Pacifier. According to MGM, Diesel will play - a human like machine created in secrecy by the Pentagon as the world’s first true ultimate weapon. Twenty years after the project was buried and decommissioned for reasons unknown, The Machine is discovered by a kid who befriends him. When the government learns it has been reactivated, The Machine must protect the family harboring him.

TOMMY LEE JOINS ‘Great Hope Springs’ Tommy Lee Jones will star alongside Meryl Streep and Steve Carell in Great Hope Springs, the Mandate comedy being directed by David Frankel. The project written by Vanessa Taylor revolves around a middle-aged couple (Streep and Jones), who after 30 years of marriage attend an intense counseling weekend to examine the relationship issues which are threatening their marriage. Steve plays the famed relationship guru who tries to help the couple out. The movie was a hot seller in Cannes, with dozens of territories sown up. Among the sales were, Alliance taking the U.K. and Spain, Wild Bunch picking up Germany and Italy and Metropolitan taking France. Guymon Casady of Film 360 and Todd Black of Escape Artists will produce the movie.

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DEOL TRIO AND PC At IIFA 2011 - Toronto Bollywood’s famous Deols veteran actor Dharmendra and his sons Sunny and Bobby are set to enthrall fans in Toronto with their signature dance steps at the 12th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards to be held next month. Actress Priyanka Chopra will add glamour to the event too. “Dad is celebrating his 50 years in the industry. It’s a great moment for all of us. So we are going to be all together and looking forward to it,” said actor Bobby Deol. Even at 75, the evergreen Dharmendra is quite excited to take to the stage to celebrate five decades of his contribution to the film industry. “I am loving it! Wherever we go we are going to enjoy because we all love you and you all love us’’ said Dharmendra. The three-day IIFA weekend will be in June. Actress Priyanka Chopra said she has not yet decided on the numbers she would be performing to at the IIFA event, but she hopes to do something unique.

Who dosen’t know Brett Lee the ace Aussie speedster. We also know him as a musician who plays bass guitar and also sings. But what many of us do not know is that this Oz hunk is a die hard fan of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone. At a party hosted by Shah Rukh Khan at his residence Mannat, Deepika grabbed a lot of attention, the foremost being of Brett Lee who sang songs through out the night and dedicated them to the beautiful leggy lass, which left Shah Rukh amused. Though Deepika was embarrassed, she took his flirtations in a sportive way. The cricketers from Deccan Chargers and Pune Warriors including Sourav Ganguly were invited to the party, but sadly Dada did not turn up. All spotted were Sonali Bendre and Goldie Bhel who were accompanied by Priyanka Chopra. Wonder, how Siddhart Mallya is going to react to this. Will he do the same? And will she be embarassed by him also?

‘TONY CHANGED MY LIFE’ Imran on adopting pets


Brett Lee Embarasses Deepika!

Bollywood actor Imran Khan, who is getting rave reviews for the trailer of his forthcoming movie “Delhi Belly”, has urged people to follow his lead and adopt dogs instead of buying them through a new ad for animal welfare organization - People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The ad features Imran with his adopted dog, who passed away recently. The message on this ad (left) reads – ‘Tony changed my life. You can change a homeless dog’s life. Please Adopt’. Very often people buy dogs, cats - they see them as toys. They get bored of them and they throw them out of the house. That’s a very horrible thing to do,” said Imran. He adopted his dog Tony, after his friend found him wandering in the streets. Imran filed a complaint to the police and learned that the person Tony had been living with, had thrown him out of the house. “Ultimately it boils down to how much you care. I care a lot about animals. If I see an injured animal, sick animal and essentially any animal I feel I could help in some way, I do that,” added the actor, who hopes to open his own animal shelter some day.

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Venky and Pawan Together for SVSC Just a day or two after it was confirmed that Tollywood’s deadly combo Ram Charan Teja and Allu Arjun will share screen space for the very first time in director Vamsi Paidipalli’s next film tentatively titled Karan Arjun, which is said to be launched in August, it is now heard that Power Star Pawan Kalyan and Victory Venkatesh too will come together for the first time. They will be seen together in a film titled Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (SVSC) to be produced by Dil Raju and directed by Srikanth Addala of Kotha Bangaru Lokam fame. Trivikram Srinivas has penned the screenplay and dialogues. They were also spotted together at a promotional event held in the city recently.


manchu Manoj’s New look! We are well informed of Manchu Manoj’s next film in the direction of Anil Krishna has been titled as Mr. Nokia. The filmmakers have now unveiled the first look of Mr. Nokia on the eve of Manoj’s birthday on 20th May. Kriti Kharbanda is playing the leading lady in the film while Sana Khan is the other heroine. D. S. Rao is producing the movie on the banner of Sri Sailendra Cinemas and Yuvan Shankar Raja is scoring the music for the film. The latest buzz is, since the film has been titled after the mobile giant Nokia, the company who has been appealed by its concept is said to have come forward to fund the film. News’ abuzz that the company has promised to sponsor 150 hoardings in the city and if this is the case Mr. Nokia movie would get an excellent publicity.

Rajnikanth Get well soon! The Robot superstar and the legendary actor of all times, Rajnikanth was admitted to the hospital for allergic Bronchitis and viral fever. “Rajinikanth, admitted to Sri Ramachandra Medical University on May 13 for respiratory and gastrointestinal problems for which he had undergone relevant investigations, is receiving appropriate and comprehensive treatment. His vital parameters are stable,” an SRMU release said. Notably, this is the third time the actor is been admitted in the hospital in two months. And this according to the recent news it is said that the actor’s condition seems critical and rumours of his death have been flying out as well, though they are all fabricated. Meanwhile, hundreds of Rajni fans are conducting special poojas and homams in Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai. We wish the Superstar a speedy recovery!

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DONALD AND WESTWOOD Earn early wins at Marbella



Lee Westwood and Luke Donald recorded comprehensive victories in their opening games at the Volvo World Match Play Championship in Marbella, Spain. Englishman Westwood beat Denmark’s Anders Hansen 6&5, while countryman Donald defeated American Ryan Moore 4&3 in the first round of group matches. Northern Ireland duo Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell also won. McIlroy defeated South African Retief Goosen on the last hole and US Open holder McDowell beat Open champion Louis Oosthuizen 3&1. Westwood’s victory was thanks in part to a blistering run of six birdies in eight holes. Westwood, who is bidding for a third straight tournament victory said : ‘I hit it close throughout that run of birdies and I was always on my guard today. I’d like to start finishing off tournaments like I did 10 years ago - that habit of just really being patient and lingering around and sort of sticking your chin out at the right time’.

BLATTER WON’T RULE OUT Rerunning 2022 World Cup sports

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has refused to rule out the possibility of rerunning the vote for the 2022 World Cup if bribery allegations surrounding the original ballot are proven. An unidentified source alleged that FIFA members Issa Hayatou and Jacques Anouma received $1.5 million to vote for Qatar, according to evidence that was handed to a British parliamentary inquiry in London. Both men deny the claims. When asked by reporters if the vote for 2022 could be re-run, the UK Press Association quoted Blatter as saying : ‘This is an idea circulating already around the world which is alarming. We are anxiously waiting for these evidences or non-evidences in order that we can take the adequate steps. The newspaper has agreed that we will bring this whistle blower here to Zurich and then we will have an investigation of this’.

FERNANDO ALONSO Staying with Ferrari till 2016 Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso has signed a three-year deal with Ferrari that will keep him at the Italian motorsport giants until 2016. Alsonso said, - ‘I am very happy to have reached this agreement’. I immediately felt comfortable within Ferrari and now it feels to me like a second family. I have utmost faith in people who work in Maranello and in those who lead them, it is therefore natural for me to decide to extend my relationship in the long term like this, with a team at which I will no doubt end my Formula One career one day’. Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo said of the new deal : ‘It is a great pleasure to have renewed our agreement with a driver who has always demonstrated a winning mentality even in the most difficult circumstances. He has all the required qualities to play a leading role in the history of Ferrari and I hope he will be enriching it with further wins’.

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Hospitality Awards 2011 In search of the best restaurant

Epicurus Hospitality Awards 2011 were held in Hyderabad International Trade Expositions Ltd., during the weekend. Hyderabad’s first Mayor, Rani Kumudini was the chief guest for the occasion. Actors Jinal Pandya, Balaji, Ramajagan Venu and others were a part of it. Awards for various categories like best veg. and non-veg. restaurant, best Hyderabadi Biryani and so on, were given to restaurants in the city.

Tashu Kaushik



World Cup 2011 Celebrating India’s victory

It was an event which looked like a gentle reminder that India won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. HYBIZ. TV ran a campaign for predicting the winners of the World Cup and Bharati Cement Corporation sponsored the entire event. The programme was attended by former Indian Test cricketer S. L. Venkatapathi Raju and actors Jinal Pandya, Amisha Singh and Tashu Kaushik, who turned up to pick up the lucky (dip) winners from the 1500-odd participants across the city who featured in this quiz.

Jinal Pandya


Force India Academy One From A Billion Hunt

The Force India Formula One Team Academy today announced the Hyderabad leg of the “One From A Billion Hunt” to identify an Indian F1 driver in partnership with Mobil 1. Mr. Ravikant Sabnavis, Vice President – Marketing, Kingfisher Airlines, the primary sponsor of the Force India Formula One Team Academy said, “After an outstanding response in Mumbai, Goa and Kolhapur, we are delighted to kick-off the Hyderabad leg of the One From A Billion Hunt. Through the Hunt we hope to identify and nurture racing talent in India and give promising aspirants a platform to showcase their racing skills. We are looking forward to an equally fantastic response in Hyderabad.”


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Sleep Well Store Launch

Inaugurated by Tollywood stars Tollywood actresses Kalpika Ganesh, Swathi Deekshith, Ex-Minister Talasnai Srinivas Yadav had launched the showroom. The brand has established itself on its relentless endeavour to bring the most advanced technologies from across the world, said Bhusan G, Marketing Vice President.

Subbaraju, Kalpika Ganesh and Swathi Deekshith

Anoo’s International Beauty School 5th Convocation celebrations

AIBS, Hyderabad, the educational arm of Anoo’s salon and clinical services, held its 5th Convocation. ‘Every year as we prepare to bid good bye to our graduates, it been a sense of achievement that we are able to help fill the gap as faced by the industry. With the need and demand for trained technicians on the rise year by year, AIBS is glad to be playing a significant role as an educator and career maker for many students. We’re extremely proud of each of our graduating students today and wish them all the best as they create a niche for themselves in the industry’, said by Ms. Anuradha, CH Director of Anoo’s Beauty Salon and Clinic.

Anuradha with friend



Anuradha with models

Savitri Award

Dasari Narayana Rao’s 65th B’day

Roshaiah, CM Kiran Kumar Reddy, Jamuna, Dasari Narayana Rao and Sabita Reddy

Tollywood actress of yesteryears, Jamuna was felicitated and given the prestigious Mahanati Savitri National Award at Ravindra Bharati. A citation and two lakh rupees were also rewarded to Jamuna. Speaking on the occasion, Tammareddy Bharadwaja said Dasari Narayana Rao’s birthday always holds special interest and this year a trust will be put up and it will be named ‘Needa.’

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Woman’s World Range of new products

Puja Gupta, former Miss India who debuted in Faltu, is the face of Woman’s World. She unveiled the logo of the Woman’s World during a recent glittering ceremony at Taj Deccan. From sparking diamonds and resplendent Kanjivarams and befitting footwear, Woman’s World would is a journey worth embarking upon and a place to keep coming back to discover more. For everything a woman looks for in an elaborate wedding to a special occasion or for a vivid moment, there’s a range to match covering traditional, western and contemporary chic.

Prem kumar & Raviteja & Puja gupta


Godrej Interio Launches ‘Comfy Meter’

‘Comfy Meter’ is a technology that has been introduced for the very first time in India which helps consumers to choose the ideal mattress as per their body structure. To satisfy customers need for health and leisure, the comfort meter is divided into two factors, softness (cushion) and firmness (support). Hence depending on one’s body type, a customer can now choose the right level of cushioning and support from the wide range of mattresses which addresses one’s health and comfort. Mr. Anil Mathur, COO Godrej Interio said - In less than 3 years we have garnered substantial market share in the Mattress category and are targeting growth of at least 50% for the financial year 2011-12.

Anil Mathur & Keerti Mathur

NanNa Movie Audio Release

Nanna movie, which stars Vikram, Anushka and Amala Paul recently, had the audio release function in the city. The cast and crew of the movie were a part of this event. The original film has been titled as Deiva Thirumagal (Tamil) and directed by Vijay. Vikram is enacting the role of a mentally challenged man and Anushka is playing the leading lady in the film. Amala Paul is playing the second lead role.

Anushka, Vikarm and Amala Paul

Employees’ State Insurance Corporation Dental College inauguration

CM N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Mallikarjun Kharge and Sabita Reddy 16 JUNE, 2011

Hon’ble Minister of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India, Shri Mallikarjun Kharge laid the foundation stone of ESIC (Employees’ State Insurance Corporation) Dental College at Nacharam, Hyderabad on 20th of May. The ESIC Dental College will have 50 BDS seats annually. He also inaugurated the new building for the ESIC regional office. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri N. Kiran Kumar Reddy was the Chief Guest at the event.


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Goodness of Ayurveda

New Parachute Advanced Hair Oil This oil with ayurvedic herbs guarantees hair fall control, promoting hair growth, leading to long, thick hair. The product is endorsed and recommended by the prestigious ayurvedic institution, Ayra Vaidya Pharmacy, Coimbatore. Present at the launch was actress Tamanna along with Dr. Kranthi, Medical Officer at Arya.

Tamanna with Event Participants

May Queen Ball

Organized by Secunderabad Club Every year the Secunderabad club organizes the ‘May Queen Ball’ for young women and this year it was held on 21st of May (Saturday) in the open grounds of the club. This year there was only one round and the contestants were sieved by the judge’s on-the-spot from a crowd of aspiring young women shaking their legs on the dance floor. Out of a pretty large number, 14 made to the ramp, out of which three most talented were selected from the panel of judges in an introduction round. Many of the known faces were spotted having a great time with an after party bash waiting on one side and a lovely dinner arranged on the other.

Chandrakala, Ashwati, Ishita and Esha

Asmita and Anu

Sherry with friend

Sheeba, Sumbul & Zoya


New Range of mobiles Techcom, a leading brand in IT peripherals and consumer electronics announced and unveiled a range of new mobiles. This grand conference at The Park Hotels was addressed by Mr. Ajay Kumar Kedia [Director for Techcom], Mr. Vikas Goel [Branch Head – AP] and Vicky Khanna [Sales Head – AP].

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Essential Looks Color Collection – 2011 Mane and color couture in town

This bi-annual property of Schwarzkopf is a definitive guide to international hair trends highlighting for the first time on the vibrant and exciting colours this season. The collection takes its inspiration from the world of haute couture and is inspired from the fashion weeks of London, Paris and New York. Models had showcased the hair styles created by expert, Mr. Bony Sasidharan, ASK Key Accounts Manager, Technical from Schwarzkopf Professional, exclusively for the Essential Looks Color Collection for this year’s Spring Summer Collection.


Designer range

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Anahita store launched a new range of designer wear by Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna, Ranna Gill, Gaurav Gupta, Tarun Tahiliani and many others. The store offers complete ensembles in Indian & Western wear, ranging from apparel to accessories, which exude feminine elegance. Keeping in mind, a young mother’s joy in dressing up her child, the store also dedicates a space to kids wear, through designer tie-ups with Kidology & their in-house label Annabelle, for kids.

Anahita Store

Delna Poonawala

Shweta Keerti

Shipika with friend

Vineti Bolaki

Sega Audio Release function Movie stars Nani, Nithya Menon and Bibdu Madhavi with Director Anjana Ali Khan and Producer Ashok Vallabhaneni were there for the audio release. This is the second time that Nani and Nithya Menon are pairing up together after super hit Ala Modalaindi. Nani said that the movie’s story is the real hero and the subject spins around love, friendship, revenge and grudge. Joshua Sridhar has composed the music. 18 JUNE, 2011

Sega Audio Release Function

Anahita Store

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The Silent Monument By Shobha Ni-


‘The Silent Monument’- the name sure is intriguing and so is the book jacket cover. The Silent Monument is a thrilling tale of an age-old scroll discovered in the hidden chambers of the Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The journalist (Parag Saxena) who finds the ancient artifact is murdered. His feisty widow Manzil is suddenly burdened with the deadly secret, the contents of which could rock the nation. She becomes the most wanted person in the country. The plot is not physically very deep. Metaphorically, yes. ‘The Silent Monument’ is not the Indian version of ‘The Da Vinci Code’ or ‘Angels & Demons’, nor is Shobha Nihalani India’s answer to Dan Brown. The plots differ, yet there are echoes. It is a very good read. Exciting, riveting, thought provoking.

Flip By Martyn Bedford One December night, 14-year-old Alex goes to bed. He wakes up to find himself in the wrong bedroom, in an unfamiliar house, in a different part of the country, and it’s the middle of June. Six months have disappeared overnight. The family at the breakfast table is total strangers. And when he looks in the mirror, another boy’s face stares back at him. A boy named Flip. Unless Alex finds out what’s happened and how to get back to his own life, he may be trapped forever inside a body that belongs to someone else. Questions of identity, the will to survive, and what you’re willing to sacrifice to be alive make this extraordinary book impossible to put down. The characterisation in this book is amazing. Flip is a fantastic body swap book but with a huge twist. Bedford’s language and descriptions draw you in and make you feel like you are right there next to Alex, experiencing everything that he is. An amazing book and a must read!

Walden is popular multi-purpose book store in Hyderabad, India, spread over 6000 Square Feet. There are over 80,000 products on display, dominated about 30,000 books. Pleasently air-conditiond with vibrant mood music, the decor and ambience is to ensure shopping comfort, with a wide range of books displayed decoratively. The store caters to varied range of clients, looking for gifts suitable for all ages. Walden is filled with all kinds of books, toys, stationery, gifts, cards, magazines and music. Walden was one of the first of its kind store in India, when set up in 1990 and still is regarded as a trend setter in several ways. Walden services about 1000 customers per day from all walks of life and has been visited by the intellectuals and celebrities in India, several times over. Walden is one of the few stores in the city opening at 9 am. All major credit cards are accepted. Walden, 6-3-871, Greenlands Road, Begumpet. Phone: 23413434 / 66624230 Trenset Towers, Road No. 2, Banjara Hills. Phone: 23551613 20 JUNE, 2011

PICK OF THE MONTH Ian Fleming’s James Bond series Everybody at a point of time or the other, or may be still, have been fans of the James Bond series. The movies are worth watching a million times, so are reading the novels. The series consists of 14 novels (written by Fleming) namely - Casino Royale (1953), Live and Let Die (1954), Moonraker (1955), Diamonds Forever (1956), From Russia, with Love (1957), Dr. No (1958), Goldfinger (1959), For Your Eyes Only (1960), Thunderball (1961), The Spy Who Loved Me (1962), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1963), You Only Live Twice (1964), The Man with the Golden Gun (1965), and Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966). This novel marks the entrance of James Bond into the world. As the prototype novel of the Bond series “Casino Royale” has less action and more concentrated violence than the future books. Its mood is claustrophobic but its grasp of defined character is somewhat airy. Bond is not quite fully fleshed out - what we can grasp is that he believes himself a professional but often loses or comes close in both love and business. The other characters are also compelling - Leiter and Mathis are agreeable national stereotypes, while LeChiffre is the first of Fleming’s great villains - subtly monstrous and grotesque to the point of being king devils, not people. Fleming never wrote a convincing female character until he spoke in first person for the heroine of “The Spy Who Loved Me”. Fleming’s master stroke was his realization that a convincing adventure tale in the spy genre could not arise from the conflict between the ideologies of the Soviets and the West. It was too much of a gray area and Fleming did not want to be a political writer - he wanted to create myths and fairy tales for adults, and he turned out to be the best writer of the century in doing so. So Fleming decided that Bond would not fight against Communist spies but rather the organization of terror that made them spy - evil fantasy villains - so he created Smersh as Bond’s opponent. He would use them as villains until the lessening of cold war tension enabled him to create an even less political replacement - Spectre.



A Day From Her Diary...

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EVENINGS… My kids (Raghav and Bha rgav) return from schoo l by 4 in the evening. I talk to them about how their day went at school and also help them with their stu dies. As a mother, it’s a great fee ling to know that the kid s are topping in school, bes ides being equally enthu siastic about sports. 22 JUNE, 2011

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The revolutionary style of modern art

By Shalini Jena

Cubism is the first abstract style of modern art which came into the panorama of notable painting styles as an attempt to bring a new vision. Artists needed a more radical approach - a ‘new way of seeing’ that expanded the possibilities of art in the same way that technology was extending the boundaries of communication and travel. So Cubism is that art started by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braques in 1907 as an endeavour to revitalise the tired traditions of western art which they believed had run their course.


Although many times this form is reckoned as being a move away from reality, it was in fact made to present realism more precisely. If you can notice the patterns in which they are painted, you will see they are disarrayed in a peculiar fashion that many times is indecipherable and this is where its speciality lies. By showing different sides or facets, as if you are walking around an object the multi-faceted images make the subject more plausible. What made Picasso’s paintings so exceptional remained a mystery for a long time, until the pros declared his forte on expressing human emotions in the most elaborate manner. Some of his famous works are Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, Three Musicians, Ambroise Voilard (1910) and Girl Before a Mirror (1932). In 1937, Nazi bombers destroyed the Spanish Basque town of Guernica, mercilessly killing 1600 unprotected citizens. The Spanish general, Francisco Franco agreed to let the Nazis do this in exchange for military aid in the Spanish Civil War. Picasso’s reaction of horror to the brutal event stimulated his symbolic depiction of “Guernica”. In Cubist artworks, objects are broken up, analysed and re-assembled in an abstracted form. Instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist limns the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent them in a greater context. Often the surfaces intersect at seemingly random angles, removing a coherent sense of depth. The background and object planes interpenetrate one another to create the shallow ambiguous space, one of cubism’s distinct characteristics. The invention of Cubism was a joint effort between Pablo Picasso and Braque, then residents of Montmartre, Paris. These artists were the move-

ment’s main innovators. A later active participant was Charlie Juan Gris, who made a very famous cubist painting of Picasso in 1912. Picasso was initially a force and influence that persuaded Braque by 1908 to move away from Fauvism, yet another form of modern art. The two artists began working closely together in late 1908–early 1909 until the outbreak of World War I in 1914, from when the movement spread quickly throughout Paris and Europe and now their work is spread in the best museums and art galleries all over the world.

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Angelica reveals to Jack that the fountain’s water must be drunk from chalices once belonging to Juan Ponce de León and that one chalice must contain a mermaid’s tear. Whoever drinks the fountain’s water with the tear will absorb the previous and remaining years of the person drinking from the second cup. Knowing this, Blackbeard heads to Whitecap Bay, where he traps a mermaid. A captive missionary, Philip later falls in love with her and names her Syrena. Barbossa meets Jack in de León’s ship while searching for the chalice and he, then admits that he only wants to kill Blackbeard for capturing the Black Pearl and causing him to amputate his own leg. He and Jack devise a plan to defeat Blackbeard and steal the chalices from the Spanish camp nearby. Meanwhile, Blackbeard tricks Syrena, who has fallen in love with Philip, to shed a tear, which he collects then, leaves her to die while forcing Philip to go with him. Jack meets up with them and at reaching the fountain, Blackbeard and his crew are attacked by Barbosa and the Spanish, who have

Jack foxes Blackbeard into drinking from the wrong cup while Angelica drinks from the other, killing Blackbeard and saving Angelica. However, suspecting she may try to avenge her father’s death, he strands her on an island, intending for a passing ship to find her. After much bantering they both declare their love for each other, but Jack still leaves her on the island knowing she is untrustworthy. He then meets up with Gibbs, who had used Jack’s compass to find and take the shrunken Black Pearl where they set forth, hoping to revamp the pearl back to its shape. The fantastic graphics featured during the mermaid attack, electrifying background music whenever Jack is involved in an action sequence, his signature dawdling walk and rib tickling expressions are going to make this watch, a memorable one! During the post-credits scene, Blackbeard’s voodoo doll of Jack was washed ashore on the island that Angelica was left on, where she finds it and this might open for another thrilling adventure, hopefully the fifth part of The Pirates of Caribbean.


According to a prediction, Blackbeard was going to be killed by a one-legged man and apparently it was Barbosa. So he set a sail, forcing Jack into his crew to the fountain where he can circumvent the prediction.

been sent by the king to destroy the fountain, believing it an abomination against God. Barbosa stabs Blackbeard with a sword laced with poison, but Angelica is also wounded by it. Barbosa then steals Blackbeard’s sword, which allows him to telepathically control the Queen Anne’s revenge and escapes alongside Blackbeard’s former crew. Philip, who is wounded, escapes and returns to Syrena and frees her. Syrena finds the chalices, gives them to Jack saying that her tear should not go wasted and returns back to take the dying Phillip underwater, to heal him.


he infamous Captain Jack Sparrow is and will always be perhaps the most excellent pirate ever. And in this thrilling fourth part of action packed adventure - On Stranger Tides, Johnny Depp is back to his iconic role. The movie starts with Captain Jack Sparrow’s sojourn in London where he has to locate his imposter, who was recruiting a crew in London to search for the legendary Fountain of Youth. Jack escapes from the hands of King George II who wants him to guide an expedition to the fountain and Captain Hector. Soon Jack discovers that the imposter he had been looking for was his own former lover Angelica, who was also the daughter of a ruthless pirate Blackbeard.

By Shalini Jena

Director: Rob Marshall Starring: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Sam Claflin, Ian McShane & others JUNE, 2011 25




He made his film debut as a voice narrator in Mrinal Sen’s, national award winning - ‘Bhuvan Shome’. In the same year he also debuted as an actor with ‘Saath Hindustaani.’ The film was not a financial success but had won him a national award for the best newcomer.

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Turned out to be a landmark in his life as he got married to Jaya Bhaduri. He also got a major break that year with Zanjeer as inspector Vijay Khanna. It proclaimed him as the angry young man of the Indian film industry. In the same year Saudagar was released which was also another hit.


He starred in a controversial film Silsila alongside Jaya Bachchan and rumored lover Rekha. Though it was a controversy it was box office success.


Anand was a critical and financial success. It won him accolades for his performance and he was awarded Filmfare best supporting actor.


He delivered two great hits to the Indian Film industry with Deewar and Sholay. Sholay became the higgest grossing of all time in India with $60 billion. Deewar established him as the ‘angry young man of Bollywood’. Mili is another movie that year that infused a lot of optimism.


He suffered an almost fatal injury while shooting for an action sequence with co- actor Puneet Issar in Coolie. He remained critical for several months, but nothing could deter his dertermined mind and he resumed shooting. The director Manmohan Desai altered the climax of the film after his recovery, which intended to kill the protagonist, the character lived in the end.

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He knocked the door of every heart when he played the role of a father who is desprate for his childrens attention in Baghban. He also lent his voice for four songs in the movie

He played the protagonist in an English film ‘The Last Lear’ directed by Rituparno Ghosh. In the same year was released ‘Nishabd’ in which he potreyed the role of a 60 year old man who falls in love with an eighteen year old girl.


He made a come back in the film industry after a long break with Shahenshah, which was again a box office hit. He starred in Bhoothnath followed by Ram Gopal Varmas ‘Sarkar Raj’ which was the sequel of Sarkar and also in Cheeni Kum. All the three movies got positive reviews.


He set up Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd., with a vision of becoming 10 billion rupees entertainment company by the year 2000. The compay was the official sponsor of the Miss India Peagent, but it lost milions and ended up in a financial swirl.

2005 He palyed the role of an ageing teacher of a blind girl in the movie Black which was unanimously praised by the audience as well as the critics. He was hospitalized the same year to undergo surgery for diverticulitis of the small intestine. In the same year he also lent his voice for the Oscar winning French documentary March of the Penguins.



There are eight releases lined up this year one of them being Bhudda Hoga Tera Baap with Sonu Sood and Hema Malini.


He hosted ‘Kaun Banega Crorepathi’ until November 2005, which took his fame a notch higher as he was being viewed by millions of Indians on their television sets. He also became the first Asian to be immortalised in the Madame Tussades wax museum.

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He starred in the first release of his home production AB corp, ‘Paa’ directed by R. Balki. He was praised by the audience for his excellent performance as a 13 year of Progeria affected child.

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Top Ten Club Favourites

Down On Me - Jeremih ft 50 cents

Dynamite - Taio cruz Club Cant Handle Me - Florida ft David Guetta

Bon Bon - Pitbull Alors On Dance - Stromae Just The Way You Are -Bruno Mars

One Look - David Tort

Its Like That - Rene Amesz Cult Of Snap -Jerome Isma Ae

Circle Of Life - Manuel De La Mare


have been in the djing scene for almost 17 years now ,, i love playin music for the audience here in hyd and other cities as well . Music was always there since childhood ,,, my father would play his records like lots of rock & roll and classics and i always had a good ear for fine music . Not many djs were there , when i started .We have a our own professional Sound & Lights company ,,, and my interest was both sound & music , but i think djing clicked for me .


he kinda music i specialize in ,, I play all genere’s like hip hop , house & bollywood , cause we cant stick to one genre in our country . The kind of music i like to play is tech house , tribal & progressive. Because i like to update myself with new styles of dance music . House music has been on the top of my list from the begining of my career . High energy music is what i think is the best music for dancing audience .

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stick to my particular genre of music and enjoy to experiment with anything that sounds creative. My favorites are - Tech-Trance, Electro-House, Tech-House, Progressive, Progressive House, Uplifting or Melodic Trance merging into the EDM (Electronic Dance Music). I have played for more than 2000 different parties in the last 10 years and yet everyday is a new day for my music.

Top Ten Club Favourites Sun and Moon - Above and Beyond



orn & brought up in Hyderabad, my journey of a career in music started in the year 2003 and my learning curve had been going up since then. I have been working at Bottles & Chimney’s for 5 years and currently hold the ‘resident dj’ title here.

Don’t ditch - Tiesto Flirt - John Dahlbac

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Horse, a New Friend A pet horse is a beautiful animal that offers companionship and value in various aspects in life. If you wish to purchase a horse, the first thing you need to understand is that it will require a lot of time and place to care for and train your horse. Why do you want a horse? This question tackles the appropriate breed or type of horse you should select. Are you interested in owning a horse for recreational purposes? Are you interested in competing? Do you wish to engage in the business of breeding horses? Are you going to use a horse as an all-around work animal on your farm or ranch?

Who is going to ride the horse?


If you’re purchasing a horse that will be of use to the whole family then you need to take into account the riding level, size and weight of all possible riders. You need to select a horse that can easily accommodate the biggest rider among you but won’t be inclined to throw off an inexperienced rider off his back.

How old should the horse be? A slightly older horse for instance may be used to being able to graze free in a large area and being handled by competent riders. If you only have a small stable and little riding skills to be speak of, such a horse is obviously not the ideal choice for you. A foal, on the other hand, may not have any such considerations but it will however require efficient care and professional training from its owner.

Fact :

Thumbelina is the world’s smallest horse, she was born in the Goose C reek Farms in Missouri on May 1st, 2001 and is only 17 ½ inches tall.

What difference does gender make? Owning a mare will allow you greater rights in all future offspring. Having a stud is mostly suitable for experienced riders. Geldings on the other hand are ideal for riders with skills at the beginner level.

What color horse would you like? The skin color of horses is generally any of the three: black, brown or white.

How much are you willing to spend?

Expect to spend a considerable amount of money whether you wish to purchase a horse for riding or working purposes. Make sure that you consider the costs of feeding, caring and grooming as well. If you don’t have a suffi-

cient budget and space at home to build a stable for your horse, you will have no choice but to use the services of a boarding stable. 30 JUNE, 2011

Hyderabad’s first Government Super Speciality Veterinary Hospital at Vittalwadi, Himayathnagar. With huge space and state-of-the-art infrastructure, the hospital is offering corporate services, free of cost. Equipped with latest, ECG, ultrasound, X-ray machines, stimulators, scanning machines and two operation theatres and well qualified doctors. the hospital has every thing a pet owner looks for. Timings: 10:00 am to 08:00 pm Address : 3-5-878, Himayath Nagar, Hyderabad - 500029.

Phone : 040 - 23222736, 32989858, 23544355

Destination South Africa



A land of tribes, raw and unimpeachable beauty, natural surroundings, art and extreme cultures, awe inspiring Geography, friendly people, ever welcoming climate and modern and high standard lifestyles. Every little town of South Africa has something good to offer, to every travel enthusiast in the world. Are you planning to tour South Africa for the first time? Or have you already been there and want to visit again? Really doesn’t matter! Because it makes you feel new, every time you visit. That’s one of the best things about this place. What makes it so different, so diverse? Lets explore here… Sun City Is a luxury casino and resort, situated in the North-west Province of South Africa. It is located about two hours drive from Johannesburg, near the city of Rustenburg. It is internationally renowned as Africa’s premier holiday resort, offering a myriad of different entertainment and relaxation opportunities as well as enough attractions and activities to keep everyone busy. The fabulous Sun City resort complex captivates visitors with its combination of golf, game-viewing and gambling as well as world-class hotels. Formerly the gambling mecca of South Africa, Sun City still attracts those who wish to gamble but also those who want to relax.

Rovos Rail Journeys of Distinction – is the most luxurious and sophisticated private railway company, which operates out of Capital Park Station in Pretoria. The Society of International Railway Travelers has named the Pride of Africa, as the train is called as one of the world’s top 25 trains

because of its excellent accommodation, public spaces, service, dining and off-train sightseeing. Rovos Rail offers two beautifully rebuilt classic trains, each carrying a maximum of 72 passengers who are accommodated in the most spacious and luxurious train suites in the world. The use of traditional furnishings and period décor ensure an atmosphere of elegance and grandeur in the dining, lounge and observation cars. Step aboard the wood-paneled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. The very spacious suites offer passengers the opportunity to travel in privacy and luxury, with facilities of the highest standard. All are equipped with a writing surface and a personal safe for valuables. There is also a bar fridge filled with beverages of the passengers’ choice and room service is available 24 hours a day.

Cape Town Africa’s most popular tourist destination and South Africa’s largest city

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Tugela Waterfalls in KwaZulu-Natal

Is the world’s second highest waterfalls where the water tumbles down 2,789 feet. The most spectacular trail is to the top of Mount-Aux-Sources, which starts at the Sentinel car park at Witsieshoek via Phuthadjhaba from where it is a relatively easy climb to the top of the Amphitheatre. However it does take about 4.5 to 8 hours round trip depending on fitness level. You can gain easy access to the summit via two chain ladders which is the only day hiking trail which will take you to the top of the Drakensberg escarpment and to the head of the Tugela Falls. The last part of the hike to the Tugela Falls is a boulder hop. A little chain ladder takes you over the final stretch from where you have a stunning view of the falls rushing down the Amphitheater in a series of five spectacular cascades.

Safari At Kruger National Park

One of the largest game reserves in Africa and perhaps the best Safari destination! This National Park has the rarest wildlife species, viewing which is more rewarding, as the vegetation is sparse and animals are drawn to the waterholes to drink every morning and evening. The park is a part of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere, an area designated by the UNESCO, as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve. The is one of the most multi-cultured places in the world and is famous for its harbor and its natural setting in the cape floral kingdom, which include well known landmarks like Table Mountain and Cape Point. There are over 70 peaks above 1,000 feet (300 m) within Cape Town’s official city limits. An often quoted fact is that there are more indigenous plant species just on Table Mountain than there are in the whole of the British Isles. The weather is always good with natural setting and well-developed infrastructure. Many tourists also drive along Chapman’s Peak Drive, a narrow road that links Noordhoek with Hout Bay, for the views of the Atlantic Ocean and nearby mountains. It is possible to either drive or hike up for closer views of the City Bowl and Table

Mountain. Reaching the top of the mountain can be achieved either by hiking up or by taking the Table Mountain Cableway. Due to the city’s unique geography, it is possible to visit several different beaches of the city, in the same day, each with a different setting and atmosphere. Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town is known for its colony of African Penguins. The Atlantic coasts are well equipped with a vibrant strip of modern restaurants, cafes and bars, which are accessible to the beach at Campus Bay. 32 JUNE, 2011

Flora constitutes 1982 species. Out of the 517 species of birds found at Kruger, 253 are residents, 117 are non-breeding migrants, and 147 are nomads. All the Big Five game animals are found at Kruger National Park, which has more species of mammals than any other African Game Reserve (at 147 species). The Park holds over 48 tons of Ivory in storage. Rare species like African Buffalo, Wild Dogs, Black and White Rhinos, Bushbacks, Impalas, spotted Hyenas, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Greater Kudus are found in high numbers here apart from many reptiles and fish. To have a safer and memorable Safari and avoid any probable chaos, its suggestible to hire a guide to this park as they would know how the animals behave and how we have to respond back. The Park has 21 rest camps, two private lodge concessions and 15 designated private safari lodges. The concessions are parcels of land operated by private companies in partnership with communities, who outsource the operation of private lodges.



Facts & Figures : • There are three capital cities of South Africa - Cape Town (a Parliamentary capital in the Western Cape), Pretoria in Gauteng (the administrative capital) and Bloemfontein (judicial capital). Johannesburg in Gauteng is the largest city. • South Africa has eleven official languages. English is the most commonly spoken, followed by Afrikaans, Zulu and Xhosa. The others are Pedi, Tswana, Sotho, Tsonga, Swati, Venda and Ndebele. • Four of the five fastest land animals live in Africa - the Cheetah, Wildebeest, lion and Thomson’s Gazelle.

Sun City

• Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world - and the largest green one. • Mossel Bay is in the Guinness Book of records as having the second most moderate climate in the world. • South Africa is the world’s leader in mining and minerals. It has nearly 90% of Platinum metals on earth, 80% of the Manganese, 73% of the Chrome, 45% of the Vanadium and 41% of the Gold.

Rovos Rail Cape Town

• 20% of the world’s gold is mined in South Africa. The deepest mine is a gold mine in South Africa. In 1977 the Western Deep Levels Mine reached a depth of 11,749 feet. Most mines descend to about 3,300 feet. • South Africa generates two-thirds of Africa’s electricity and has the most economic electricity in the world. • There are about 280,000 windmills on farms across South Africa, second in number only to Australia. • South Africa is rated 3rd in the world in supplying safe, drinkable tap water. • The only country in the world to voluntarily abandon its nuclear weapons program. • World’s largest producer of macadamia nuts and third highest level of biodiversity in the world. • South Africa is the sole producer of the Mercedes Benz C Class, right-hand drive vehicles. • There are more than 2,000 shipwrecks, dating back at least 500 years, off the South African coast. More than one of these, including the Waratah, simply vanished without a trace. • South Africa has the highest commercial Bungi jump in the world (710 feet).

Tugela Waterfalls


• South Africa has the longest wine route in the world. It has the oldest wine industry outside of Europe and the Mediterranean, featuring Chardonnays, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cinsault, Riesling, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage varietals. Best Time to Visit : Wildlife - May to September. Cape Town and Western SA - October to March. North and Eastern SA - May to October. Travel Package : Hyderabad to South Africa - Rs. 180,000/- (approx.) - Weekend package for couple. JUNE, 2011 33



Eye Tutelage (Dont close your eyes on this)

By Khushboo Choudhary Eyes - through which you witness this beautiful world, admire people around you. It is most sensitive and effectively competent. Utmost care must be taken for your eyes. Little ignorance may cause eye illness. Wouldn’t you like to discover the world in front of you clearly? Your sight might get blurred with your carelessness. You are the solo spectator of whatever you observe. The beautiful skies, the amazing sceneries, the dear ones, the wonderful surroundings and yourself, all your work demands eyes! To adore someone or to bedeck yourself with designer label all you need is a perfect vision. As said, Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder. To experience this beauty you need to have sharp eyes with clear vision. For tantalizing and glooming eyes, all you need is to obviate it with simple steps and tips. For a regular eye care you can welcome tips from elderly ones too. As your brain retires after overload of work, so does your eyes. Do not stress your eyes. While working on a computer or watching television or studying and writing, make sure that you take timely breaks to ensure rest to your eyes. Wash your eyes thoroughly and close them for a while. Your eyes will feel relaxed. Once back to work, you will have refreshed eyes. You could trace the common eye problems and avoid them. You can get relieved from redness, itching, swelling, burning, trauma, pain, blur, spots, flashes and floaters by following the below mentioned suggestions -

Eye-coolers They provide cooling comfort and are best use in summers. They refresh tired eyes. They are soft and tactile to comfort your eyes. They are soothing gel eye masks. You can bargain them for various ranges like aloe-Vera, cucumber, etc. Reusable eye-packs or eye-coolers have hit the market. If you are having tired or puffy eyes, then don’t miss on them.

Eye protection Sunglasses are must in summer to shield your eyes from danger, injury or damage from the harmful ultra-violet rays. At the same time, they enhance your vision and amend to unique style statement. Great assortments of sunglasses are on display in stores, this summer season. Go and buy one which suits your eyes! (To know which suits you the best, turn on to Fashion segment – Style Quotient, in this magazine)

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The other best way is to cut the cucumber slices and place them on your eyes. It is a natural way of healing the tiredness and stress. Plus, it is quick in reducing puffiness, minimizes the dark circles and fine lines, relieves allergy symptoms and lessens the intensity of headache and tension. Well, a ‘multi-purpose’ use! You could then take those slices off our eyes and massage your face with it. It leaves your face glowing and refreshed.

Nutriment for your eyes All fruits and vegetables are advantageous for enticing eyes and are beneficial for eyesight. Rich source of vitamin C and E are essential for healthy eyes. Vitamin B gives a clear vision and also helps in having focused vision. Vegetables and fruits contain vitamins and minerals which ensure the good health of your eyes. These vitamins will secure your eyesight well for a long term. Diet must include carrots, mangoes, tomatoes, watermelon, papaya, orange, spinach, olives, broccoli and avocadoes to name a few. Fish and egg are also important for better eyesight. Fish oils and sunflower oil are not only healthy for your body but also improves your vision. Zinc, magnesium and calcium are also important. Follow a healthy diet for twinkling eyes.

1 Wash your eyes thoroughly in the morning. 2 Wear sunglasses, if stepping out of the house. Make others feel HOT with your stylish sunglasses. 3 Take timely breaks and wash your eyes with warm or cold water. Whenever and wherever you are, if your eyes 4 look stressful or tired then you can go for palming. 5 You can always wash your face after coming back home; so, you can once again wash your eyes.


Following this you will neither have four eyes nor weary, sunken or baggy eyes. These steps will ensure glowing and vibrant eyes.

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6 Twice a day, you can apply eye coolers or eye packs or cucumber slice on your eyes. 7 You could also use Gulabjal or recommended eye drops to cure any general eye problems. It cools and refreshes your eyes. 8 Last but not the least; take a sound sleep of seven to eight hours, giving the best and long rest to your eyes after the day’s tedious work. 9 Also, eat a healthy delicious food enriched with vitamins B, C and E.

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‘’Take care of what you eat and what you eat will take care of you’’. Following a diet you also exercise for a healthy body. Similarly, eyes also require simple exercise.

Eye exercise • One of the simple and natural ways of exercise is to blink! Blinking gives rest and relaxes your eyes. While gazing, your eyes are continuously at work and are stressed. To distress, just blink your eyes. • Similarly, if you have tired eyes you can close your eyes for three to five minutes. It soothes and reduces the pain. • When you are getting through time, follow the below mentioned steps to bring radiance and vivacity to your eyes. • Roll your eyes clockwise then counter clockwise, blinking in between each time. • Hold your thumb in front of you at arm’s length. Move your arm towards right and then bring back to center. Try the same towards left side with left hand thumb. Repeat it 5 times. Now, move your arm slowly to your nose and then back to the arm’s distance. Repeat it for 5 times. Follow your thumb with eyes until you can keep it in focus. If it goes out of focus, blink your eyes and refocus. Don’t stress your eyes. If they seem to be stressed then close your eyes for a minute and stop the exercise. If you are trying the exercise for the first time then repeat it for 2 times. Once habituated, you can repeat it for five to eight times. • Make up to down movements, left to right movements and vice-versa. Be sure not force your eyes further than they want to go in any particular direction (or you risk making your vision worse) • Always finish by palming. Join your hands and rub them together until they feel warm. Close your eyes and cover them lightly with your cupped palm. Avoid applying pressure. You can repeat the palming three times and also close your eyes for five minutes, lie down and relax. These exercises keep your eyes healthy and minimize eyestrain.


A Day’s Tips

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Fitness Calling

Kuldep Sethi (Centre)

Kuldep Sethi is the Director of 360 Degree Fitness. With many years of experience in the highly competitive world of fitness and armed with the ACSM (American Council of Sports medicine) certification, Kuldep is the most sought after trainer in the industry and has to his account the credit of being a personal trainer to many high-profile fitness enthusiasts in the cinema and entertainment business. He has received many accolades in the fitness industry.

What is health? Health is all about being positive and strong in your mind and body. The mind and body are both interrelated and keeping both strong is essential to health.

What do you mean by exercises? Exercise is physical activity that is planned, structured and repetitive for the purpose of conditioning any part of the body. Exercise is used to improve health, maintain fitness and is important as a means of physical rehabilitation.

What is the basic purpose of exercises? A well-balanced exercise program can improve general health, build endurance and slow many of the effects of aging. The benefits of exercise not only improve physical health, but also enhance emotional well-being

What is warm-up? Warming up prior to any physical activity does a number of beneficial things, but primarily its main purpose is to prepare the body and mind for more strenuous activity. An effective warm up also has the effect of increasing both your heart rate and your respiratory rate. This increases blood flow, which in turn increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the working muscles.

Which exercises are done for warm-up? 1) General warm up The general warm up should consist of a light physical activity, like walking, jogging, easy swimming, stationary bike, skipping or easy aerobics.

oppose the force generated by muscles. Weight training uses a variety of specialized equipment to target specific muscle groups and types of movement. Weight training strengthens bones, helping to prevent bone loss and osteoporosis. By increasing muscular strength and improving balance, weight training can reduce falls by elderly persons as well

Which exercises are done for abs? 1) Bicycle The bicycle was ranked as the best ab exercise by the American Council on Exercise because it uses every muscle in your abs to create a strong, lean torso. Make sure you pull your abs in (draw your navel towards your spine) and keep them contracted throughout the movement to protect your back. Don’t hold your breath and go slowly so you can really feel it! Do 10-16 reps.

What is cool-down? Cool down consists of the following • 5 to 10 minutes jogging/walking - decrease body temperature and remove waste products from the working muscles • 5 to 10 minutes static stretching exercises Static stretches are more appropriate to the cool down as they help muscles to relax, realign muscle fibers and re-establish their normal range of movement. These stretches should be held for approximately 10 seconds. An appropriate cool down will:

2) Static stretching

• Aid in the dissipation of waste products - including lactic acid

This is a very safe and effective form of basic stretching.

• Reduce the potential for DOMS

3) Dynamic stretching

• Reduce the chances of dizziness or fainting caused by the pooling of venous blood at the extremities

Finally, a correct warm up should finish with a series of dynamic stretches. However, this form of stretching carries with it a high risk of injury if used incorrectly. It should really only be used under the supervision of a professional sports coach or trainer. Dynamic stretching is more for muscular conditioning than flexibility and is really only suited for professional, well trained, highly conditioned athletes. Dynamic stretching should only be used after a high level of general flexibility has been established.

What is weight training? What is its main purpose? Weight training and resistance training are essentially the same. Weight training is a common type of strength training. It uses the force of gravity in the form of weighted bars, dumbbells or weight stacks to 36 JUNE, 2011

• Reduce the level of adrenaline in the blood •

Allows the heart rate to return to its resting rate




With constantly developing real estate and infrastructure and people opting to reside / settle within Hyderabad, the city has a lot to offer besides excellent homes and residential and commercial offices, not just for Indians, but also for expatriates or frequent travelers. Let’s have a look at the existing facilities and possible opportunities of future, among a few niches, high-class and modernized locations of Hyderabad…



topia of Hyderabad! It is a major technology township which is at the center of the Information Technology industry in Hyderabad. And as everyone knows, this sophisticated place of 151 acres has a combination of everything one needs, to own a property. Hitec City is a home to renowned companies like – AppLabs, iLabs, Oracle, GE Capital and others. It’s a different world altogether with maximum available facilities for every aspect. The location is never short of land, when it comes to making a new shopping / residential complex, mall or even a corporate office. This one stop solution provides not only plug-n-play business space for starting up an immediate IT operations, but also meets the continuous scalable expansion plans year after year, which commensurate the business growth of respective organizations providing the cost advantages. It has the most modern architectures, designs, extremely wonderful landscaping mingled with flora and fauna, large open spaces, lush green surroundings making the place a serene, tranquil and most sought after eco-friendly townships ever blended with nature. It also has several architectural and integrated buildings with towers comprising of 14 floors with 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom and 4 bedroom apartments, aesthetic designs, modern facilities with quality constructions. The most essential need of water is abundantly provided through metro and ground water supplies.



t is a major IT suburb of Hyderabad and a home to top IT companies like the Sierra Atlantic, Polaris, Franklin Templeton, Microsoft and others. We all dream to live/ work at places which are unique, spacious and more importantly, where all our needs are met within least time and Gachibowli offers exactly the same with working places constructed in such a way that they look almost like residences, giving a homely feeling while working. As new projects are taking place regularly, this area is growing fast with many more innovative constructions and attractive structures, matching modern human lives and standards.

Over the recent past, the city had several corporate companies from Delhi and Mumbai, shifting for the same reason which also resulted in population increase in this region. Right from top notch restaurants, shopping malls to schools and hospitals, this locality offers unparalleled living options. JUNE, 2011 37





Wall décor completely changes the look of your room whether it is your bedroom, drawing room, living room, bathroom or kid’s room. In kid’s room wall décor, you can decorate the walls with their favorite drawings, inspiring prints and cartoon theme characters etc. But for teenagers’ room, the wall decoration is quite different from the kids’ room. Appealing wall candle holders, gorgeous wall sconces, beautiful wall clocks, charming wall vases, decent wall wine racks, illuminated wall shadow boxes etc. give a final glamorous touch to the walls of your room.

Wall Candle Holders and Sconces

Decorative and pretty candle holders look great in your rooms. When some beautiful candles are placed in it, then they will spark light in your rooms. For an extraordinary look, you can hang wall sconces by a fireplace, around a mirror or on a wall. Wall sconces suit to every interior style whether it is antique or modern or traditional. Wrought iron wall candle holder offers you a comfy feeling when decorated with different colored aromatic candles and make your mood delighted.

Wall Vases

Stylish and decorative wall vases make the wall look appealing and interesting. You can embellish the wall vases with beautiful and gorgeous flowers. If you use real flowers in wall vases, then fragrance spreads throughout the room and makes the whole interior aromated.

Wall Architectural Pieces

You can embellish your room walls with beautiful and stylish architectural pieces and it will make your boring room a little bit exciting. You can create an inviting atmosphere in your room by choosing the right colors and textures of the architectural pieces. Ancient artwork on walls offers elegance and style to your room. For a unique style, you can mix old art pieces with the modern pieces.

Wall Wine Racks Metal Wall Art and Sculptures

Install metal wall art and sculptures on the walls of your room to make a style statement. Metal wall art and sculptures offer an exclusive look to the walls of your room and leave an everlasting impression to every guest’s mind. Either you can use them for indoor or outdoor decoration. Copper metal art just offer a brilliant look to the walls of your room as it can change its color naturally. Metal wall art and sculptures are available in large or small sizes but you can choose according to the wall from where it will hang. For a unique style, you can collect various small metal art pieces and make a large piece 38 JUNE, 2011

If you want to save the space in your rooms, then wine racks are the best solutions. Designer and stylish wine racks give you the space on the walls where you store and display bottles. They will definitely go pleasant with your interior style.

Wall Clocks

You can give a dramatic touch to the walls of your rooms with the shadow boxes. Modern shadow boxes create a fascinating environment within your favorite room and your guests grab into the charming beauty of the shadow boxes. Vibrant colors of shadow boxes make the wall outlook absolutely different.

Wall clocks are an easy way to decorate the wall of your rooms. They tell you the time as well as to improve the décor of the wall of your room. Stylish and elegant wall clocks offer a style statement to any space on your walls.

Wall Lighting


If you opt for a style statement, then wall lighting is the perfect choice for your room walls. Beautiful and attractive designs of wall light provide a designer look in the overall room interior. A wide spectrum of wall lighting fixtures is available in different materials such as brass, bronze, chrome, copper, gold etc.


Wall Shadow Boxes

Wall Mirrors

Wall mirrors embellish your walls in a perfect way and you can make the room look inviting. Decorative wall mirrors enhance the beauty of the interior and you can view your own image perfectly.

Wall Shelves Wall Paintings

Extremely beautiful and enchanting paintings make the room wall more appealing. For a different style, you can paint the walls in a versatile manner. Suppose you can paint bold zigzag pattern on the walls of your room to make it more charming.

I nhabit

Wall shelves are of practical use and you can display the things in the best way. Decorative wall shelves give you the opportunity to change the different decorative pieces instantly when you will get bored of them.


The Inside Story

• Inhabit has a breathtaking collection of quirky curios, dandy designs and classy collectibles. • From avant garde cows to fragrant candles; from silver Ganeshas to garden animals; from Kalamkari bags to bed covers and curtains – they’ve got it all Their collection is segmented as: All the world’s hidden treasures - The Inhabit Collection Stationery, Candles & Fragrances, Garden Accessories, Utility Items, Furniture, Home Décor Accessories, Soft Furnishings, Crockery & Cutlery, Fashion Accessories • Widest variety of designs – from contemporary to rustic; from urban to traditional. • Our products are perfect for corporate/personal gifting as well. • The store is design makes it easy for customers to visualise the way their home will look, • Wide price range - Curios priced between Rs.50 and Rs.20,000. Straight-line furniture (beds, tables, chairs, cupboards, etc) priced between Rs.2000 and Rs.1,50,000. • Our ability to custom design furniture according to the specific needs of our customers. anchor store: Next to ‘Our Place’ Restaurant, Raod No.10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 34. Ph: +91 40 65 99 66 66 GVK One Mall 2nd Floor, Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 34, Ph: +91 40 44 76 77 56 Inorbit Mall 1st Floor, Cyberabad, Hyderabad 81. Ph: +91 40 44 11 33 31 Novotel Hotel Lobby Store, HICC Complex, Hitech City, Cyberabad, Hyderabad 81. Ph: +91 40 65 98 66 66

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Ready’s script? Salim Khan to work on Was it your idea to get esn’t go emotionally a little bit, so that it do Yes, he has changed it has also worked on Asin’s character a bit. He wrong. He has changed but people seem se, sen ich doesn’t make any wh n, ter pat ue log dia my to like it.

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ll, you have done the movie has not done we the multiplexes. When a vie and an actor picks mo Nobody has liked the . life r you of ing act rst wo it is the worst thing! up awards everywhere, an? direction like Aamir Kh Do you wish to take up s of time to give him. direction; when I have lot I will work under Aamir’s ur hand at niche films? Would you ever try yo he films. I don’t want to do any nic w face of charity. bad boy, is now the ne Bollywood’s favourite ? lot a ed your image Being Human has chang . I feel it is the bigto help the underprivileged I genuinely feel the need cer patients and can and privileged children der un t visi to e tak mis t ges decided to give a From now on, I have also just offer them your smile. rs as well. s fee to the industry worke percentage of my movie only way to get you commented that the Aamir Khan recently hands and legs tied? married is to get your married again. legs, so that he doesn’t get I will tie Aamir’s hands and married? mir’s advice of getting So will you listen to Aa girl for me… hai, when he chooses a Ab woh to tabhi ho sak ta rounded by girls all But he says you are sur the time… to have a talk. I guess Aamir and I need - As told to Gautam

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Jolie-Pitt & their six children

Why did they adopt?


By Shalini Jena

ushmita Sen embraced Renee and now Alisah, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt adopted three out of their six children, Madonna matted herself into a big time trouble and court cases, but her decision to adopt two kids did not falter under any circumstances. So what is it about the adoption fever? Celebrity Couples and mostly single women desiring to raise the child alone‌ Whether it is altruism, love or just self-interest that influences their decision? But first let’s talk about the upshots of the celebrity decisiveness to raise babies. Because no matter how many litigations they have gotten themselves into, it is all about bringing up a new life, a life that was uncared about and a life which was going to be worth living from then. JUNE, 2011 43



Actress and Humanitarian Angelina Jolie has mounted an impressive record of personal commitment, travel, financial contributions and resources on behalf of the millions of people being torn from their homes worldwide, in the face of war, conflict and oppression. She applied for adopting Maddox in 2002 when she had visited Cambodia for the shooting of Tomb Raider. In 2005, six month old Zahara too was taken in by Jolie. In the early 2006, Brad Pitt adopted both of them and in 2007, three year old Pax, who was abandoned at birth in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam joined the Jolie-Pitt clan. When asked about her family, she acknowledges with pride that the love for her three biological kids is no more than that for her adopted ones. She is confident about her decision and has managed to outwit all the legal issues which seemed to come around. In fact people from Ethopia had claimed the parenthood of her daughter Zahara but that did not shake her off and they were anyways proved bogus. She and Pitt also apprised Madonna with legal issues when the 52 year old Hollywood heartthrob went into trouble during the adoption of one year old David Banda of Malawi. The court raised doubts in the process of adoption as the child’s father was alive, but too poor to keep him. In 2009, she decided to adopt yet another Malawian baby girl, Mercy James and again landed into trouble when Mercy’s 24 year old biological father who had abandoned her 15 year old deceased mother in fear of disgrace, claimed that he wanted to be a part of his daughter’s life. Despite being a mother of two children, Madonna was adamant to have both the adoptions legalized. All our favourite celebrities have all in all more reasons than just being enrapturing on screen, to be respected about. Hugh Jackman, Liz Taylor, Meg Ryan, Ewan Mcgregor, Sheryl Crow, Sandra Bullock and Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman are some of the renowned, queuing up the long list. For those who take the celebrity altruism sceptically, they must know that the adoption spree is not any new Hollywood trend. The late actress Elizabeth Taylor was a mother of three healthy children when she adopted two year old Maria of Germany in 1964. Actress, singer and author, Julie Andrews adopted two orphaned Vietnamese girls, Amy and Joanna, with husband Blake Edwards in 1974. The kids were victims of the Vietnam War who were brought to the United States for medical attention. The moment the couple laid their eyes on the little ones, they said they were enchanted. Despite their busy schedule, they make sure to spend as much time as they can, with their children. After all, Julie Andrews got it right, ‘Children are children, no matter what their background is’. And of course, love is love, it can only be shared. But the most hexing story is that of Mia Farrow’s adoption chronicles. The actress, Humanitarian and singer has altogether 15 children, out of which 11 are adopted. And she had had five of them when she was a single mother. She is an exemplar for many who have the pas-

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sion to do something for the society, the greatest contribution of being capable of sharing love, tender touch and quintessential care. These celebrities whose work is worldly applauded tell us that they do not take the responsibility of another life because they have conception problems or they don’t want to go through the phase of pregnancy. These decisions come from the cognitive processes of thinking and not any random whims. They take this big step because if they have the potentiality, both on the financial and emotional backdrop, then why not conjure up a life that has been forsaken and left in the lurch… And it is not just celeb couples we are talking about. Angelina Jolie has adopted Maddox and Zahara as a single mother and so did Meg Ryan in 2006. Singer Sheryl Crow also embraced Wyatt in 2007 and Levi James in 2010 as a single parent. Following her was Sandra Bullock who brought Louis home in 2010, but before the adoption process was over she had already divorced Jesse James and now says that, ‘Louis is the only man in her life’. But when it comes to the talk on single mothers, there is an exquisite Indian celeb who deserves more than just mention. In 2000, when Sushmita Sen was 24 year old, she brought Renee home. Now that has mellifluous story behind it. She had decided on the name

But the Paediatricians said that Renee was not fit and might have mental disabilities after the age of one. And this is when her decision to have Renee fortified further. She visited hospitals, ran errands with adoption papers for months, called her family down to Mumbai for mental support, to take care of her child when she was away shooting and assayed to spend all her free time with her. Soon she became Renee’s Mom instead of a foster mom. As the doctors had advised, there were people who were always around Renee. ‘The standard rule was that as soon as she woke up everybody would chat with her nonstop.’ She now speaks fluent Marathi, English, Bengali and Tamil. Really, Renee did take another birth in the form of Sush’s daughter. And now, after ten years, she wished to be a baby’s mother all over again and adopted three month old Alisah in 2010. A child is the most wondrous speed breaker in a person’s life. Raising a life, feeding him or her, nurturing their present, dreaming of their future, working, earning and living so that they can live a happy and content life, is all in all a wonderful feeling. But in our country, being a single mother is always a big deal which is clearly depicted in the most recent Bollywood feature ‘I am’ under Afia’s story played beautifully by Nandita Das. Her role tries to explicate that if a woman wants to be a mother


even before she went to the orphanage and just called out ‘Renee’ meaning to be born again... And as she did, the soundly sleeping baby widened her huge eyes and the bond was formed right then. ‘It was as if I chose her and she chose me right back’, Sush said.

her responsibility. ‘The horrors of foeticide and rampant child abuse are not just screaming news headlines for me. They’re voices which scream from inside me’, says Preity when asked that why did she exclusively chose girls and says that she would adopt even more every year on her birthday and take care of them till they are of age. More celebrities are coming up with ideas of adoption and Celina Jaitley would also want to be a part of it after her marriage with Peter Haag in September, 2011. It is a dream come true for her as she has always wanted to adopt a child from North-east of India. Even Tollywood is not very far from the growing list. Pawan Kalyan, the telugu cinema Power star is planning to adopt two orphan kids as his wife took his biological kids away from

him after their fiasco and ultimate divorce. then she need not get married for the wrong reason. There is always an option. Adoption or artificial insemination, the life that becomes entirely dependent on us is all that matters. Filmmaker Steven Spielberg who gave us Schindler’s List, adopted African-American children, Theo and Mikaela, through the public child welfare system with wife Kate. For a long time now, they have been actively involved in a campaign to find permanent homes for adoptable children in foster care. Actress Diane Keaton became a single mother in 1988 when she adopted a ten day old baby, Liam. American actress and singer, Michelle Pfeiffer adopted Claudia whose mother was a young nurse in New York and could not afford to raise her, and this was just before she married Kelly with who she gave birth to a baby boy. But who else other than the dimple queen of Bollywood, Preity Zinta broke all bars and adopted 34 orphan girls from mother miracle school in Rishikesh. She doesn’t intend to be a sleeping parent and promises to meet them at Rishikesh two times a year, because they were now

Children might be of any race, any bloodline or any nation; they all have a life that breathes, sees and dreams of living it, fabricated with love, care and basic necessities and not just few means of survival. These people whose work we adore and many others, tell that there is nothing more beauty than being a parent, nothing more than enduring for someone else and nothing more than making a life worth living.

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Glossy lips and uber-hotness might get you a guy’s attention, but when it comes to the hit- by- the- truck feeling (in a good way) there are less obvious factors that play around the part. Guys tend to have deep seated fears about commitment that might stop them from pursuing a woman any further and so they are instantly attracted to her who has personality traits that put away the fear in him. Now here are some tantalizing traits in a woman, such that the only thing your ideal man has to be afraid of is falling in love with you too fast. Ignore Him

By Shalini Jena

After Five Minutes

You have just met this implausible awesome guy who doesn’t have that vexing ego that others bother you with. At this time, you start showering your attention to him and eventually scaring him a bit. Don’t be deceived by his everlasting smile please! You are better than that. So what is the smarter move? Don’t act impressed. Now doing this you not only assure him of not pressurising him, but also makes you slightly out of reach. PAY AS MUCH ATTENTION TO HIM AS OTHERS AROUND YOU. Now if he tells you that he is from oxford or has won the Grand Slam (you are so lucky!) don’t start wowing or raising big eyebrows. Play it cool, maintaining a low key tone and ask him questions like, ‘So, why did you decide to go there if you had to come back after all?’ This triggers his competitive instincts.

Be Comfortable With What You Are Trust me! You might be the hottest chic he has ever met, but if you are uncomfortable in your skin, with your body or style I mean, then it can be big time turn off! Your confidence and sensuality will hold him off from using that who-is-your-daddy-look but also give him an eye that you are no less dominating than him. If someone told you little games like playing with strands of your hair, or brushing fingers on your collarbone doesn’t work, then they are wrong. It totally does!

Talk About Your Passion Now let me tell you this. You don’t make any impression by showing something that you are not. Or by never letting him know what you exactly are. So, the moment you start talking, start with you what you love. At the first go he must know that you are not a woman who he calls up to ask ‘wassupsweety’ and gets the reply, ‘as usual.. Bored..’. If there is something you love so much that you can miss your best friend’s wedding for that. Then don’t hesitate, just spill it out. Guys love passionate women and yes, you don’t have to invent new mania for that. Let us say you like to cook a lot these days, or watching classic movies for a change or just love playing It Girlon facebook, then just tell him. So you see, he takes you as a girl who loves to have fun and do interesting things every weekend which keeps the dopamine flowing.

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Show Off Your Blithe Attitude You don’t want to go on a few dates and end up ignored or avoided, right? Well, you see, guys go gaga over fun loving girls who smile a lot, but they are also afraid that the second the commit to the girl, they turn into one of those bickering couples. SENSE OF HUMOUR WITH PLAYFUL ATTITUDE is important! Even if you don’t have a humour sense, no worries, just don’t give him the serious come-get-me-I-will-break-jaws-look. They would like a girl who laughs easily and appreciates common sense. It gives them the impression that you have a positive spirit around you. Lets say, you spill the juice over your lap while getting up for washroom. No need to freeze and avoid his gaze, look into his eyes and just laugh it off.

He is so sweet.. listens to everything I say...

Most of the lovely couples we see around us, tell us the story of how she got him hooked at the very first sight. It is like, takes hardly few minutes to like someone or not and everything you say tends to be based on that light. You are at a good health. So stop slouching and stand tall. But that includes keeping your head slightly lowered so that you seem approachable and MAKE LOTS OF EYE CONTACT. Because eye contact can create intimacy with someone we barely know.



First Impressions

Get Flirty

Seductive and flirty are not synonyms, if you know what I mean. Lick your lips once in a while, because if you do it frequently he might catch your move and the last thing you want is him to be amused for this reason. Pull back if he tries to touch you, nit abruptly but with a smile on your face. A guy’s light touch does not mean anything except that he might be hitting on you, which in this case is a good thing. If he suggests a date on Tuesday, then turn him down because you are busy. You don’t have to make him run after you and fix a date two days later instead and make him feel you changed your plans around to spend time with him.

why can’t she shut up for a while!

Confide In Him Please don’t mind, but the cliché I-don’t –know-why-I-am-telling-you –this - secret is not happening. It is true that by sharing your deepest feelings, insecurities and fear, you tend to get super close super quickly. But then avoid talking about past relationships by spilling all your secrets at once. Take some time to confide in him and wait for him to give something back. But then, funny secrets like ‘I never told anyone this but I just love eating peas when I am at work’. There is nothing to worry about this one, but you make him promise never to let this out of him. Without letting out your feelings, you somehow trust him and that makes him feel good.

Please Listen

Walk This Way

Movies show, how a quiet, down-to-earth guy falls in love with this crazy girl who never stops talking. Talking is a good thing, but please let him talk too. Ask him about himself and his life. Do not be uncomfy to ask him basic questions that you do not know about his work. He will love the fact that you are not embarrassed by ignorance and are keen to learn more. Shy girls- a guy does not want to do all the talking. In fact he loves asking questions and making a girl feel wanted and listened to. So chat with about your life, making him feel good that he does keep you engaged.

Women have developed ways to get and keep a man’s attention as we’ve evolved, and this walk is one of them. How to explain the right proud stiff pompous gait? Well, here it goes. Heads up, shoulders pulled back and chest takes the lead. Arms swinging loosely back and forth, while your hips swivel from side to side such that your weight is more in your heels. The whole thing is like a mantra and once you get it the stride pays off big time! This is no seduction technique, but sends a subliminal message to onlookers that you are in control of your body as well as your life. Put this confident walk everywhere you go and trust me, its gonna make a killer impression!

Allow Him To Know It All Himself When he asks you about your life just talk about your life. Tell him what honours you studied but tell him your college’s name only when he asks, no matter how excellent it is. If he asks you about hobbies, tell him if you like to play Tennis, but don’t tell him that you have played in the state level. Don’t give him a chance to raise his eyebrows. If you have already wooed him, then he will definitely want to know more about you, and by any rate will research, by talking to mutual friends or by Google-ing your name. And when he learns about your achievements or talent, it will impress him more than it would have done before if you had told him all, because now he thinks you are down to earth and modest. JUNE, 2011 47




‘It was beautiful of course, I couldn’t deny that. Everything is green - the trees, their trunks covered with moss, their branches hanging with a canopy of it, the ground covered with ferns. Even the air filtered down greenly through the leaves. It was too green - an alien planet’, describes Bella Swann about her living place, in the book Twilight. Having such greenery around, in your habitat must be a pipe dream. 48 JUNE, 2011




ho wouldn’t like to be covered with the shades of the trees? Just imagine! A new sunrise after a depressingly dark night, the first rays of a promising sun penetrating through your windows, the sun beam sprawling all over in the air, the melodious whooshing of the leaves, the birds singing in their most joyful mood, the fresh air to inhale while jogging, reinvigorating us through the day with its simple presence and freshness. Well, all this seems wonderful when we dream about it. We wish our residential place to be the same. But why forget that this demands population of trees. We beg for a change, nag about our surroundings, but not a speck of help for change do we apply. We grimace seeing the streets with garbage, avert faces to foul smell, look at mosquitoes breeding over the stagnant water. We reside in concrete forest, sacrificing the nature’s sylvan and lushy greenery. And still we desire to live in provident and life giving environment. Today’s environment best suits our desires. It’s totally turned into a business-like, cluttered and daringly acceptable by anyone. There are few changes which must be made in today’s time. The foremost being, bringing back the nature, to it’s beautiful self. With this vision, young nature enthusiasts from various colleges in Hyderabad started an NGO named Planet 3 Protection Alliance (P3PA). The brain behind the idea of starting an NGO with Green as primary agenda has come to Mr. Ravadi Kantha Rao. The love towards nature made him start this. Getting idea is as simple as going to Dominos and buying a pizza, he says.

er and better place to live in. He added, ‘There are many International Organizations, which have been working for green globally. But I didn’t find any NGO which was active in Hyderabad. This led to the emergence of P3PA.’ It’s amazing to see the youngsters taking keen interest in the protection of environment apart from their fun times. This strengthened the basic formation of the NGO and helped them in various plantation drives in Hyderabad. One of the active members of P3PA, a college student Mr. Krishna Chaitanya says, ‘It is a non-government non-profitable organization started by a group of engineering students of Hyderabad in December 2009. So far we are done with 7 plantation programs through which we have planted thousands of saplings involving hundreds of volunteers. We are proud to announce that the first green run in Hyderabad called ‘HARITHON’ (5k run) which had been organized by us and we are looking forward to extend our services in all possible ways.’ A small step for a greener Hyderabad - Harithon is a green run organized by Planet 3 Protection Alliance on February 20th, 2011 to promote eco-friendly ways for a better living. Harithon aimed to make people involve in fulfilling their social objectives and owning responsibilities in society by making them take initiatives required at their level in saving the environment. Moreover running alone isn’t enough for good health, running in today’s traffic would do more damage than help. So having greener surroundings is important as well. And this green run aims to protect the environment for giving the world a better tomorrow. Kantha Rao shares - ‘Make your contribution count! Go green! Save environment! Come leave your green footprint for a greener Hyderabad. Do little from your side and see a bigger change.’ When quizzed on the name of the event Harithon, he said, Harithon was derived from Sanskrit. ‘As soon as this idea came to my mind, I have shared it with all my folks, most of them responded positively. Then I realized that I can go with the idea. Initial step towards starting an NGO is coming up with a nice, unique name. At last, we have finalized Planet 3 Protection Alliance.’ This is one inspirational story of a college-goer, who stands for a green-

In Sanskrit , Harith means Green, in Hindi, Hara and Hari means Green, in Telugu Haritham means Green. And other three meanings are Harith + On = Green On, Hari + Thon = Green Run, Har + ith + on = Everyone + this + Shuru Karo (everyone start this). JUNE, 2011 49


He also says, the name of the organization is unique. It was suggested by an IIITian Mr. Bandi Chaitanya. It comes from the fact that in Solar System there are eight planets. Among those, Earth is considered as 3rd planet based on the distance from sun. P3PA is an alternative name to Earth Protection Alliance and also this name does not object from taking up any issue universally acceptable.

not take an oath when you cannot stick to it. With the drastic climatic changes, I feel this should be a sign of warning about the forthcoming disasters due to Global Warming. So do take an oath to serve mother earth on WED and please stick to it’, Chaitanya concludes. At a basic level, you can compost by simply burying kitchen scraps in your garden. Secondly, have greenery at your home. In a simple way, you can have plants housed in the balcony or have a compound. It not only is beneficial for health and environment, but also doubles the look of your house.

For once, we had corporate world joining hands for natural world. TATA projects, Brandstrategy, Cricketrevolt, etc were the official partners of this event. The Govt. of Andhra Pradesh was not behind in lending their support. AP Pollution Control Board and AP Tourism along with others were the sponsors. Any process that causes adjustments to a climate system from a volcanic eruption to a cyclical change in solar activity could be described as creating ‘climate change’. Affecting the climate is through the release of heat-trapping Greenhouse gases into the air. China, USA and India are the main nations responsible for such climatic changes through the reckless fossil fuel burning, such as CO2 which causes warming by adding to the greenhouse effect. Yes, the world is getting warmer! One can experience less warm climates at greener areas unlike at concrete forests, where pollution is being caused by emitting carbon dioxide from automobiles, industrial processing, by burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. According to the recently conducted survey, living in Hyderabad is equal to smoking 15 cigarettes per day and 70% of pollution is due to vehicles only. Ignoring climatic changes will certainly affect GDP Growth rate in near future. Each country should spend every year, at least 0.5% of their annual GDP to ensure smooth GDP growth or else we would have to pay a heavy price in near future, if ignored. Save green, reduce carbon foot prints and minimize the amount of resources you consume. Wonder what is on June 5th? It is World Environment Day (WED). What are you contributing to planet Earth on this day? Helping hand or a nagging mouth? Chaitanya states, ‘In the present era no one cares about the Environment and it’s sad to know that people hardly know when the World Environmental Day is. So, I want to take up the initiative of educating people about WED. I want to educate people about what they can do to the environment and also get associated with an NGO to get the pleasure of serving mother earth”. Kantha Rao continued, “P3PA may organize a plantation drive on the occasion of WED, it is still on the drawing board’. ‘My humble request to everyone - please do

Other smart ways :

Walk or cycle to work! – It eliminates the emissions of harmful gas from vehicles.

Use Khadi bags, Square Meter Gardening, Paper Cloth and Jute bags and Eco-friendly dust bins.

Rain Water harvesting and usage of solar energy should be a regular activity.

Recycle! From papers to electronics, everything gets reused and recycled. Keep them out of trash.

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Always invest in long lasting, eco-friendly products.

When nature gives you enormous light then avoid the artificial ones. Turn off lights and fans when not needed.

Tell your friends and colleagues the importance of green. Contribute your inspirational stories with others. Every minute is right for a new beginning. Make your and your next generation proud of you.

Try borrowing books instead of buying them, unless it’s required. Save water! This is as important as breathing. To maintain a proper balance of nature and for surviving of humans this is a must.

Green Mantra - “Be a soldier to protect our Mother earth. Go green, keep clean and stay healthy’’. 50 JUNE, 2011

Splendiferous Creation!

“Flowers are the swee test things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.” -Henry Beecher



By Shruti Mathur

Flowers are presumed to be the divine gifts. The soothing fragrances of the flowers mesmerize the senses of one and all! And it is evident to all, that girls love flowers. And I’m sure, even if you aren’t a girl there definitely must be some kind or variety of flowers that you adore. Apart from looking beautiful and drawing people’s attention, these amazing gifts of nature have several benefits which most of us may not be aware of. What do you know of your favourite flower(s) or the precious-potted flowers in your garden? Well, I have for you a list of them which bloom well this season, some basic facts you should know and their uses. Aster - Aster flowers, also known as the frost flowers are one of the preferred choices for the flower arrangements in summer, fall and winter. DID YOU KNOW? The root of the Aster flower can be used to make a wine and is also good for treating Sciatica. The blossom itself also has a number of medicinal properties, one of which, according to classical medicine, is as a treatment for snakebite. Carnation - These pretty flowers in shades of red, maroon, pink and magenta bloom atop compact mounds of foliage usually grey-green, blue-green or deep green. Flowers bloom prolifically in early summer, but some may re-bloom in fall if the spent flowers are removed. They make a terrific border or edging plant and also look great planted in mass. DID YOU KNOW? Carnations, when given in flower arrangements, can be used as the main flower or as an accent flower. Carnation oil is used in aromatherapy and scented candles. The petals can be dried and used in potpourri. Frangipani - The flowers of the Frangipani come in gorgeous rose-pink color brushed with bronze. Frangipani flowers are highly scented during nights and often used in bouquets. They have wonderful tropical essence and are propeller shaped, with a delicate yellow center melting into the creamy white outer petals. DID YOU KNOW? The umbel like clusters of Frangipani at the end of terminal branches open over several weeks and each day the ground is carpeted with fresh frangipani flowers which are gathered for preparing the concrete. Garden Roses - With almost 120 varieties, roses are a classic favorite. Roses span the color spectrum with varieties available in all shades of reds, pinks, purples, oranges, corals, peaches and whites. Roses are found in almost all the parts of India. They are widely grown in the Valley of Flowers and Mahim Nature Park. DID YOU KNOW? Rose perfumes are made from attar of roses or rose oil, which is a mixture of volatile essential oils obtained by steam distilling the crushed petals of roses. An associated product is rose water which is used for cooking, cosmetics, medicine and in religious practices. Gulkand which is made by the mixture of rose petals and white sugar in equal proportion acts as a laxative. Dried Rose petals called Pankhuri are used during the hot weather for preparing cool drinks. Many roses have been used in herbal and folk medicines. Roses are a favored subject in art and therefore used in various artistic disciplines. They appear in portraits, illustrations, on stamps, as ornaments or as architectural elements. JUNE, 2011 51


Jasmine - Endowed with exotic perfumes, Jasmine flower is one of the most beautiful and fragrant amongst all the 15,000 flowering plant species in India. Majorly used as decorative flowers, these are also used for medical motives and religious purposes. DID YOU KNOW? The Jasmine flower forms a vital ingredient of almost all Ayurvedic medicines, owing to its diverse curing qualities. Specifically, it is used to remove intestinal worms. It is considered to be an apt and biological cure for Jaundice and other venereal diseases. The flower buds help in treatment of ulcers, vesicles, boils, skin diseases and eye disorders, the leaves extracts against breast tumours. Drinking Jasmine tea regularly helps in curing Cancer. Its oil is very effective in calming and relaxing. Sunflowers - These large field-grown flowers have 2 - 8inch diameter. Short petals surround a large disc. Petal colors are pale or golden yellow, orange, red or bronze; discs are brown, black, or green. Thick stems support single and double flower varieties. DID YOU KNOW? Sunflower oil, extracted from the seeds, is used for cooking, as carrier oil and to produce margarine and biodiesel, as it is cheaper than olive oil. A range of sunflower varieties exist with differing fatty acid compositions; some ‘high oleic’ types contain a higher level of monounsaturated fats in their oil than even olive oil. Sunflowers can remove toxic waste from the environment. Sunflowers absorb toxic metals such as arsenic, zinc, lead, uranium and strontium-90.They have extensive root systems, and so they can reach deeply into polluted water and extract large amounts of toxic metals.


Ever wondered what this art of flower arrangement is, how it came about and how sophisticated an art form it is? Everybody loves flowers and we often gift bouquets to friends on several occasions, but you would be mistaken if you thought that Ikebana was merely putting flowers together in a container. Often, it is seen that the leaves and the thorny stem or branch are discarded and the flowers are put neatly and symmetrically in a vase, but in Ikebana such a thing would be a blasphemy. It is the art of beautifully arranging cut stems, leaves and flowers in vases and other containers (evolved in Japan over seven centuries). It is an art, in the same sense as painting and sculpture are. To say that Ikebana is a full-fledged art does not mean that it is esoteric. The greatest creations in the field are apt to be made by highly skilled experts, but, as in painting and sculpture, there is plenty of room for amateurs. Almost anyone with a little time and inclination can acquire sufficient skill to make beautiful arrangements. Still, as in the other arts, it is necessary to master certain fundamental techniques before proceeding to free creation.

Koyo Sharmila Agarwal best known for her accomplishment in traditional Ikebana is practicing it more than nine years. Recently she had a solo ikebana exhibition with thirty one ikebana arrangements at State Art Gallery which got a whelming response from friends and media. She has participated in various national and international exhibitions and this deepening interest took her to Taipei, to attend the Asian Regional Conference in the year 2004, to Tokyo to attend the World Ikebana Conference in 2006, followed by a trip to Paris to attend the European Regional Conference. Currently, she’s the secretary of the “Ohara School”of Ikebana, Hyderabad Chapter and working as joint treasurer of “Ikebana International” Hyderabad Chapter. She has taken workshops at various places like schools, organizations and at Public Gardens. She takes the fragrance of Ikebana through flowers to children of all ages. She enjoys teaching children for, “they are keen and quick learners and their enthusiasm is gratifying.” She also did a four day workshop with a group of under privileged children and hopes to do some more classes with them.



Address : Near Fortune Vallabah Hotel, Road no.12 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Ph: 9848607126 ( koyo- is a flower name given by ohara School ,Japan) Teaching under privilege

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Baby Corn Paneer Fried Ingredients : • ½ tsp Chili Powder • 1 tsp Cumin Seed Powder, roasted • 2 tbsp Oil • 1 cup Baby Corn (boiled) • 1 cup Paneer / Cottage Cheese, sliced • I Tomato, pulp removed & chopped • 2 Onions, chopped finely • 2 Capsicums, sliced • Salt to taste

Carrot Orange Salad Ingredients :

Cherry Custard Ingredients : • 500 ml Milk • 5 tbsp Sugar • 100 g sweetened Cherries (chopped) • 2 tbsp Custard Powder • A pinch of Salt

How to make Carrot Orange Salad :

How to make Baby Corn Paneer :

How to make Cherry Custard :

• In a pan, fry onions in hot oil. Add capsicum and baby corn and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. • Add tomatoes to the pan and continue to fry it for a while. • Add chili powder, cumin seed powder and salt and mix. • Cook the mixture for another 1 minute. • Add paneer or cottage cheese and cook for another 3 minutes. • When paneer gets cooked, transfer to a pan and serve hot.

• Remove 50 ml milk and keep to the side. • Heat the remaining milk with 3 tbsp sugar in a pan and bring to a boil. • Combine custard powder in the reserved milk. Stir until thickened. • Add the custard mixture to the simmering milk, stirring continuously for 1 minute. add the cheery and cook for 1minute, refrigerate and serve.

Apple Grape Drink Ingredients : • 6 cups Apple Juice (chilled) • 3 cups White Grape Juice (chilled) • 355 Lemonade Concentrate • 1 liter Club Soda (chilled)

How to make Apple Grape Drink : • Combine all the ingredients and mix them well. • Stir in soda and pour it into two separate glasses. • Enjoy it immediately

• ½ cup Curd • 1 tsp Salt • 1 pinch Pepper powder • 2 tbsp Oil • ½ tbsp Mustard • 1 tbsp Lime juice • 1 Orange (peeled) • 2 Carrots (grated) • ½ cup Cream

• Soak grated carrots in cold water for an hour (approximately). Drain water. • Separate the slices of orange and set aside. • Add mustard, lime juice, cream, curd, salt and pepper powder, mix well. • Refrigerate it for half an hour and for better taste serve it chilled.

Put in cherries and stir for 1 minute. • Add to the curd and transfer the mixture in moulds, refrigerate and serve.

Zafraan Exotica offers beautiful ambiance, great food and attentive waiters. The place is more than awesome! There is a buffet system as well and for people who chose A la carte, Zafraan Exotica has a terrace arrangement with a great view of the city with candle lit tables, soothing soulful music, water flowing along side and dim lights... Timings : 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM, 7:00 PM to Midnight Food Type : Hyderabadi, North Indian, Chinese, Thai Price : Moderate Payment Methods : Visa, Master, Cash, Credit cards accepted Features : Large Group Friendly Meal Type : Lunch, Buffet, Dinner Ambiance : 12th Square, 5th Floor, Road No. 12, Fine Dining, Roof-Top Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Average Meal for Two : Landmark : Inside 12th Square Building Phone: 040-65585500 Rs.800/JUNE, 2011 53


Me and My Family…


By Aditya Tej

From Tata service providers to the proud dealers of Mercedez and Skoda Mahindra in the whole of Andhra Pradesh, her family has come a long way! On a candid talk with Tulip Magazine, Babita Jhabakh mentions about how it all started, on attaining success, family significance and her approach towards life… ME AND MY FAMILY…

I live in a joint family, something which I always dreamed about, before marriage. I got married when I was just 18. I am blessed with two sons, Jeet (who is pursuing his BBM at Boston University) and Lalit, who is in his schooling days. I always find immense support from all the family members in any aspect of life. My kids support me a lot for my ideas or if I want to achieve something new in life, irrespective of its outcome. I share a wonderful relation with my in-laws, who are more like my own parents. My entire life revolves around my family’s success and happiness. Both my husband (Mr. Parsva Kumar) and I do not have many friends, so all the family members are like friends for each other. I do not attend many social parties, so my husband and I spend more time sitting together and invite home our friends and relatives. In office, I look after the General Administration. While at work, my husband and I do not interfere with each other and back home, we do not prefer talking anything about work. I am a very practical person and take things the way they come. Every morning, I wait for my husband to wake up and have breakfast together. More than just a passion or what I love to do, I take it seriously! I love to cook for family, friends and guests. Be it eat-

ing or cooking for others, I love Italian cuisine. Husband and kids are not too particular about food and they eat anything which is nutritious and tasty. But I make sure to cook the best dishes keeping in mind, their daily routine. There is no particular place which I love to hangout. Restaurants with peaceful and calm ambience appeal. There is a magic in togetherness. Therefore, more than where I hangout, the company I have matters. I do not watch movies outside often as I rather prefer relaxing at home.


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Lucky to have visited many beautiful places in the world and Europe in particular. Every place I had been to, was with my family. Venice, Italy, Germany, Australia and Switzerland are holiday destinations anytime in a year. I love New Zealand’s nature, raw beauty and adventure sports they have. Istanbul (Turkey) will always remain one of my all time favourite places for its historical monuments and mosques. Visiting Barbados just to watch one of the matches of India, during 2007 Cricket World Cup, was memorable. I am a travel enthusiast and I tend to like any place which is serene and peaceful. We own a tea estate in Ooty which is of 100 acres. I holiday there often with brother and mom. Visit to Tirupathi once or even twice a year is a must, which is more like a ritual. Vaidhnodevi is one such place as well. I would love to make a trip to Andaman Islands as well.


I like making new friends at weddings and social gatherings and believe in eternal friendship. But somehow it does not happen frequently, because of my busy schedule. I turn my acquaintances to lifelong friends.


I treat all the kids as one and show equal love.


I am talkative and I do not hide things to people who are close to me.


I am a gadget freak and have around 150 pairs of footwear. Aldo, Mochi and Inc.5 are my favourite brands. I have a huge collection of Saris and apparel too.


I hate being alone. I love to be surrounded by crowd.


If I do something good to someone, I do not expect them to do the same to me. I believe in giving more than taking.

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It was 10 years back. My brother caught me driving the sports car Mazda on top speed it was sold the next day. (successfully!).


It may sound crazy, but I love driving cars fast and one day, want to try bungee jumping in New Zealand. My passion towards cars developed post my marriage and the whole family has interests for automobiles. Someday, I would like to participate in a car rally, though it’s a small one.

If I have to buy a car, it will always be either Mercedes or Skoda (not because we are the dealers of them). I always admired the manufacturing way of these brands, right from the beginning. They have unmatched style, looks, capability, design and comfort.


Believe in yourself. Give more, but expect less. If you do, you are sure that you would what you want, sooner or later in life. When you give something good to someone, you will certainly get it back in the same amount. My husband and I are not much into fitness because we believe in attaining happiness, which itself makes us feel good inside.

ON SPIRITUALITY… I am less religious but more spiritual. I believe in Karma and destiny. I can pray to any God and all Gods are equal to me. Waking up listening to Bhaktambar Stotra daily feels so good. It helps us to have a great start for the day and also is a source for eternal peace. It’s such a lively, fresh feeling which stays within us all through the day. I love classic old songs of Kishore Kumar, Mohd. Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar. 56 JUNE, 2011





By Shalini Jena

hen the toys look boring, the stories too long and books a nightmare, here is the chance to do something out of the file! Create your own miniature garden with the help of all the kit present right at your home or garden (your neighbor’s if you don’t have your own!). Follow the simple steps below and design a beautiful creation with your own hands! YOU WILL NEED • • • • • • • •

Fishbowl or glass jar of any size Small stones Horticultural charcoal Potting soil Plants of your choice (see ideas at bottom) Scissors Water Decorative rocks and figurines

HERE’S HOW • • • • • •

Wash the glass container in hot and soapy water. Rinse and dry completely. Create a one-inch (2.5-centimeter) layer of stones on the bottom of the jar. Add a half-inch (1.3-centimeter) of charcoal. Spoon in a two- to three-inch (5.1- to 7.6-centimeter) layer of potting soil. (Pile soil higher on one side to make plants visible from a side view.) Dig small holes for the roots. Take plants out of their pots, remove extra soil from the roots and trim damaged leaves. While the roots are still moist, place the plants in the holes and pat soil over the roots. Place taller plants in the back. Dampen the soil. Do not overwater. Decorate with pretty rocks, animal figurines or a garden gnome. Place in indirect sunlight. Add water when your terrarium gets dry.


If your terrarium has a small opening, use chopsticks to position your plants. Prune fast-growing plants, so they don’t outgrow the terrarium. Pick the right plants. Almost any houseplant will grow inside a terrarium. For best results, use plants which need about the same amount of water and sunlight, such as :

African violets

Miniature ferns

Miniature orchids


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he is a gladrags Mrs India and the style icon of Hyderabad, having a degree in designing, she has mastered her skills through her creativity, she has consuming passion for fashion and fitness and the dainty dame steels herself to meet challenges at home and elsewhere, she has also graced the prestigious Kingfisher calendar. What brings you to the world of designs? I believe in doing things that iam passionate about, being able to express my inner vision through my clothes every single day is what drives me to be in the world of fashion.

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Amidst the big wigs, where does your competition lies? Every designer competes with his/her ownself to create something better than what he has already created, so the competition lies within yourself. What is your expertise? My designs focus mainly on cuts and finishes, blending the international trends with indian sensibilities. What color is the new black for you? Royal blue Silhouettes you want do with? Militarian silhouettes with leggings and jeggings A dream silhouette you thought could be valued more? Strong shoulders Models or actors? Actors Lean is in or voluptuous takes the pie away? Healthy, fit toned body The new whiz-kid on the block barring the genius ‘you’? None Your ultimate muse? Jessica Behl The john Galliano of designing? Gaurav Gupta Kind of fabric you love to work on? Linen and Silk Best dressed female in town? There are a couple of them One dress that everyone should have? Herve leger and bandage dress

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At brand “Shilpa Reddy” special care is taken that every garment is well finished to give luxurious feel using high quality fabric,craftsmanship and expertise. As for summer 2011 one cannot think about any other fabrics other than cottons and linens, silhouttes being flowy and comfortable. must haves- linen tunics ,linen pants,shift dresses comfortable funky flip flops, big dark sunglasses.



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Hyderbad’s Shopping Paradise


By Shruti Mathur

The city of Hyderabad was founded by Quli Qutub Shah V on the banks of the river Musi. A fact many are not aware of is that the city was earlier known as Bhagyanagar, named after the ruler’s beloved, Bhagyamati. During the rule of Mir Qutub Uddin Khan, Hyderabad was declared as the capital of the Deccan territory. The love for jewellery in Hyderabad synchronizes with the founding of the city. And the old city is the only place in our city where ornament and clothing stores have been put up for over a century! Exploring the pulchritude of this wondrous city for, of course, what it is noted for - ensemble and ornaments is amusing. And out of the hundreds of lanes and by-lanes, Lad Bazar is well known to all. This compact, colourful and lively (calling it so because of the crowd presence) street has a nuclear establishment of shops in every shape and size – literally! As soon as you walk in, you would find the shopkeepers requesting you to have a look inside their respective shops. The bangle stores have a marvelous set up. The collections and the range are tremendous! There are bangles in every size, right from the extremely thin ones to the thick ones. They are sparkled and studded on glass or metal base, or even simple ones are available in the stores for you. They are available in every colour! The range varies from Rs.100 – Rs.2000. “If someone wants a separate design or wants the bangle set to be above Rs.2000, they are suppose to place an order with their specifications.” is what Mr. Sattar, Owner of Diamond Bangles, had to say.

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This street also has terrific artificial jewellery stores! The jewellery sets are grand and have a realistic look to them. They are crafted with fineness and the range varies from Rs.500 to anything! You can find both light and heavy weighed jewellery, which also includes the funky chains, bracelets, rings and earrings for toddlers and teens. There are also stores which have been put up for over a century, likeA-H Zariwala, this store has been put up for over 150 years and currently the 4th generation is taking good care of this splendid store. This store is famous all-over for raw materials in cottons, silks, banarsi, zardosi, net and brocade. They have a wide variety to pick from. Apart from the raw materials they also deal with readymade salwars, lehngas, sarees, khadda dupattas and dress materials. They are also known for their kamdani works. Suliman, owner, proudly says, “We are obliged and proud to have regular customers not only from the city but from all over the country!” And, the 108 year old Ram Chandra Mohan Lal Ladda- Don’t go on the size of this shop because you would be surprised to know that this is the only shop in our country that sells kinari made of real and pure Gold and Silver. This pocket-size store has a variety in gota, lace and lampi, and is also famous for mukesh ke haar (garlands). The price of the kinari varies according to the market rate of Silver and Gold. Also, stores famous for the variety of borders are instituted. You can find borders ranging from as little as Rs.50 to as much as Rs.25000. Apart from simple to fashionable and light to heavy border you can also purchase clothing decorative. Currently the Parsi borders are in and look elegant on plain coloured sarees. Mr. Yazakkaroon Al Khadir, owner of Afzal Miyan, tells, ‘People mostly buy according to their budget, because we have all the colours available in every range.’ This is what is there in the closet for you and I am sure by now you might have started making plans for some worthy shopping and if you haven’t as yet, plan out now! It definitely is worth the buy.

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The finest treat to self

Gone are the days when work was a pleasure and the city pleasant and full of fresh air and greenery, families were joint and when we had time to pay attention to ourselves. In the hectic urban life smothered by pollution, stress, restlessness and the era of nuclear families, we hardly find time to take care of ourselves but jump from one place to another swift like a bunny. To find time for self care is the last thing on our mind, but not to worry there are a few places that have professionals who take care of our body and these places are Spas. They are the right places to rejuvenate ourselves. The city is flooded with various Spas which offer an extensive range of customer satisfactory treatments. Spa is a term that is generally associated with water treatment. For those surrounded by family and work in the busy urban schedule, day spas are the best treat to fulfill your idea of relaxation. Why? Well, because you don’t have to get divided between all the chaos of spending an entire night away from your family and you don’t have to shunt between salons for beauty treatments. Day Spas are places unlike the destination Spa where you spend a night or two. It is similar to a beauty salon and is visited only for the duration of the treatment. A day at Spa will include everything from a nice head massage followed by a Manicure and Pedicure and the most essential body massage in which different materials and oils are used depending on the customers’ choice, the popular being the Chocolate therapy and bath you in various aromas. Aromatherapy offered by the Spa is considered to be Holistic treatment that helps care for the body using various botanical oils The Spas also offer body wraps, it is treatment for the reduction of cellulite in the body. There are different types of body wraps available that are meant for different types of body. They also offer special treatment for athletes. After their optimal performance, a sports massage also helps them recover after a big event and to help them function better during training. A day spa is the ultimate destination to hit to relieve you from the entire burden. There is nothing better than being pampered and it is all in all utmost pleasure when experts do it. There are also Med – Spas. A medical spa is a hybrid between a medical clinic and a day spa that operates under the supervision of medical doctor. A complete body treatment is meant to de-stress you and relax your senses. And The All Thai crew at the spa “The 5th Element” transports you to the world of lightness with its massage and health packages. The 5th Element, an authentic Thai spa and health care center is named so after the other four natural elements — air, water, fire and earth and the fifth element is the feeling that you experience after a complete treatment in the spa. The decor exudes the same lightness and leaves a pure mark deep inside your heart. Concern Person: Mr. KAY Price Range: 1000/- to 6000/Address: 259, Near Whisper Valley, Road No. 72, Dargah Road, Jubilee Hills - 500 034. Phone: 040-67118476 62 JUNE, 2011

Spas are the ultimate destination to rejuvenate and revitalize. They relieve us from the stress and help us concentrate on the goals. They help to clear the mind clogged with tensions and make us feel light. The techniques used by the professionals at Spa’s help us to get rid of all kinds of tautness.



NITESH Started my journey with my father who’s been a pillar of strength and who himself is at a reputed barber in Mumbai. Got trained under him for years. Later, got the opportunity to work under Aalim Hakim sir and explored the world of hair through cuts, styling, colouring. Worked with” Hakims Aalim Salon” as a technical stylist and then moved on to a higher level by educating myself with the latest trends in haircuts and finally moved on to Hyderabad’s “ashton pierra Salon” as the Top stylist.

Sty list

I like to focus on my clients perception and keeping in mind their jawline and wardrobe. I cut and give them a complete refreshing look . My personal favourites are abstract and definite shapes with streaks of colour for women. I love the metamorphosis and making client look and feel best. When did you decide to become a stylist? At the age of 16, I got obsessed with haircuts as they make people look more stylish. What is your motivating factor? To be one among the best hairdressers in India. What do you keep in mind while doing styling? The client’s work profile and the way they can carry at their best. To make them look happening. How often one should get facial and haircut? Guys haircut - 2-3weeks. Women - 12-14 weeks. Facial – every fortnight. A style that you feel is eternal? Natural look without blowdry or ironing. Which face cut is best according to you? Oval with chiselled jawline.

In regard to the trend for summer,I would like to cut womens hair into more definite shapes with soft jagged lines.The cuts should draw special attention to the cheeks, eyes and facial features .Various shapes of bob is in. For guys,I like to give a cut that displays great structure and masculine which work both for the office and the club. Very sharp haircuts with clean lines is also recommended for gents..Using of colour techniques to enhance the facial structure of the clients is important.

Hair care and beauty tips you swear by? Regular shampoo and conditioning with professional salon products. Hairspas and salon treatments. Drink plenty of water and get regular facials and cleanups. Products you advice? L’oreal, Swarzkopf, TIGI, American Crew. Diet one should follow for healthy hair and skin? Almonds, green veggies, fruits, fish, eggwhite. One person according to you looks best all time? David Beckham, Rihanna, Hrithik Roshan. Any advice you want to give people? Upgrade yourself with a new look and come for that to ashtonpierra salon.. according to the latest trends and maintain a healthy diet. JUNE, 2011 63





he Rapide is the first ever Aston Martin built outside the United Kingdom. Stylish, flamboyant, sophisticated and everything you expect, Rapide is an extraordinary car that is achingly gorgeous. It goes like water across a table, forming curves, dips and crests without a break in its pattern. Rapide features a hand-built 6.0-liter V12 engine producing 470 horsepower with peak power being delivered at 6,000 rpm and 443 pound-feet of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. A specifically tuned six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission allows the driver to change gears automatically or manually via the steering column-mounted magnesium paddles. The Rapide won ‘2011 World Car Design Of The Year’ award.

Specifications - Engine: 6.0 L V12, Pow-

er: 470 bhp (350 kW; 477 PS), Torque: 443 lbf•ft (601 N•m), Transmission: Six-speed Touchtronic, Drivetrain – RWD, 0-100 km/h (62 mph): 5.3 seconds, Top speed : 188.5 mph (303 km/h), Independent front and rear wishbone suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, Electronic brake distribution.



ll those bikers out there, here is another good news for you – the Diavel from Ducati is all set to hit the Indian markets and roads. The design sets new standards in beauty, innovation and sophistication, while outstanding agility and handling are encased within a muscular body which moves with 162 hp. It is available in the shades of Glossy and Matt carbon, Red and Matt carbon colors and will be coming up with more colors in future. Specifications - L – twin, liquid cooled, 4-stroke engine with 6 speed, 1down and 5 up gearbox, with a displacement of 1198.4 cc, power of 162 bph at 9.500 rpm and a torque of 13 kgm at 8000 rpm. Power - 162hp (119kW) @ 9500rpm, Torque - 94lb-ft (127.5Nm) @ 8000rpm, Wheelbase - 1590mm (62.6in), Rake 28° - Front suspension : Marzocchi 50mm fully adjustable usd forks, Clutch - light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Seat height - 770mm (30.3in). Self-servo action on drive and slipper action on over run.

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automobiles The SL 350 sports-car and the gigantic GL 500 SUV now join the extensive line-up of Mercedes-Benz cars in India and are very clearly poised to be absolute kings in their respective segments. A sports package on the SL-Class and a 7G TRONIC 7-speed automatic transmission on the GL500 come as standard with these two high-end Mercedes-Benz models. Both the vehicles will woo auto enthusiasts, critics, customers and media alike.

SL 350


eaturing a high-revving 3.5 litre V6 sports engine, SL350 produces a power of 315 hp and torque of 360 Nm giving it ample muscle to be an absolute outperformer on Indian roads. For more accurate and drive sensitive steering the SL350 comes with a Direct Steering (Variable Servo Assistance), which reduces the need to turn the wheel and increases agility. This car flaunts attractive exteriors like its Gilllike trim panels, its prominent front-end V-shape and functionally designed main and auxiliary headlamps. Interiors come together beautifully in the form a threespoke steering wheel, chrome inserts, 3D dial surrounds and NAPPA leather seats. An AIRSCARF neck level heating that maintains neck level temperatures on a cold day is one of the unique luxury function of this sports coupe. Specifications - High resolution 6.5 inch colour display command with DVD changer and media interface with extended functionality and improved menu navigation, 18 inch alloy wheels, darkened tail lights, front brake calipers, headlamps with dark surrounds and a sports air filter.

GL 500


he GL 500 4MATIC is one of the most powerful SUV’s in the world featuring a 5.4 litre V8 engine produces a power of 388hp along with a staggering torque of 530Nm. This mammoth accelerates from a standstill to a 100kmph in just 6.5 seconds. All thanks to its light weight construction resulting in improved engine smoothness and higher torque in the mid-engine speed range. The LED tail lights add a distinguishing feature to the rear view of the car which is further enhanced by the stainless steel, chrome look underguard.

Specifications - Accelerates from standstill to a 100kmph in just 6.5seconds, 20-inch alloy wheels, 8-inch television screens and Harman Kardon system, THERMOTRONIC luxury automatic climate control helps maintain different temperatures for the driver, front and rear passengers giving each their own comfort zone. JUNE, 2011 65





his Concept Chronograph is the latest Tag Heuer first – the only mechanical chronograph to measure and display the 1/1,000th of a second. Its oscillating system vibrates at 3,600,000 beats per hour, 125 times faster most existing chronographs and 10 times faster than the Carrera Mikrograph 1/100th. With 11 patents pending on its pioneering technology, this Concept Chronograph opens up a new window on time. High frequency mechanical regulating 500hz spiral for chronograph [patent pending] – gives static stability and extremely high dynamism, Reduces gravity effects and shocks, Low amplitude increases the isochronous precision of the pulse, Automatic bi-directional rewinding movement, 42 hours watch power reserve and 150 seconds power reserve. Technical Features - Movement – Automatic Watch - 28,800 beats per hour / 4 hertz [frequency]. Dial – Black gold coated ‘Cote de Geneve’ and black dial, Black gold coated and polished hour and minute hands with luminescent markers, Chronograph minute and 1/12the of minute on central hand, Chronograph 1/10th of a second at 6 o’clock calibrated to 5 seconds, White Superluminova Arabic numerals, 1000 yellow Arabic numerals. Case – Diameter – 45mm, Titanium carbide coated case, Pushbuttons and rubber crown, Double anti- reflective curved sapphire crystal, fine brushed Titanium horns, Sapphire case back to allow direct view of the decorated movement and water – resistance up to 100 meters depth.



arrera automatic Chronograph watch features a stainless steel case with a stainless steel linking bracelet and a fixed stainless steel bezel tachymeter. A silver dial with luminous silver-tone hands and Arabic numeral minute marks (at 5 minute points). There are also minute marks around the rim. Technical Features – Day and date display at the 3 o’clock position. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal, push in crown, skeleton case back, case diameter – 43 mm, case thickness – 16.5 mm, Deployment clasp, safety push buttons, water resistant at 100 meters ( 330 feet ), Luminescent hands and markers, self winding automatic movement. Chronograph – 3 sub-dials displaying 60 seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours.

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he mouse you are looking at has a similar form factor and specs like any other mouse except for one. This new mouse by HP is a wi-fi enabled mouse, which HP claims to be the first in the world. It only needs a wi-fi connection and a Windows 7 equipped device to connect and the device can last up to an amazing 9 months. Wow! Its way longer than bluetooth or wireless mice can ever give. The operating distance of the mouse is up to 30 feet which is like any other wireless mice. Technical Features - 1200 to 1600 dpi resolution, five customizable buttons and a four-way tilt scroll wheel like any other ordinary mouse. It comes with a sculpted form with rubber sides to ensure a comfortable, secure grip that can be used in the right or left hand. Other hardware features include a smooth, four-way tilt scroll wheel that will help improve control while scrolling up and down or from side to side.



amsung has officially announced to release Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the Galaxy S and Galaxy Ace. This official update would be available Kies software phase-wise.

Technical Features - Faster Performance – Multimedia content now has a lower CPU consumption rate, while support for more powerful 3D Graphics enables an enhanced mobile gaming experience. Upgraded Usability – The user interface has been improved, enabling faster access and control and a more intuitive user experience. Users will also benefit from improved copy-paste functionality.

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hen the salary augments, prices rise and so, the sixth pay commission was a fairer option. But when the fuel price heightens, why doesn’t the size of our pockets? But amongst all this, if there is a hike in the McDonald menu we are asked to cut off our daily diet, where do we go when the our power source, the fuel prices go for a raise and that too every month. The hike is no doubt a vexing concern among the citizens. The sporadic drop down in our lunch money is nowhere in comparison to the steady hike in the petrol and diesel prices, all over the country. So, here is what a few people of the city have to tell us regarding the rise and the hole forging in their pockets Vikas Gupta of Badruka College says - “There is no need of hike in our pocket money. Instead of using fuel extravagantly, we should use fuel efficiently without wasting it much, as it is one of the scare resources on our planet .We should learn to save fuel and make a difference.” Pooja Jain student of St.Francis says “Start freaking out less to avoid pocket money problem”

Vikitha Naidu student of CBIT with a true spirit says “Save more... to spend properly... every rupee matters” Azmi Mohammed of Lords Institute of Engineering and Technology says – ‘’Obviously! There should be hike in pocket money also. Else our whole pocket money will go only in our vehicles.’’

Yashi Gupta student of Nasr School says - “Pocket Money should increase...... Warna toh waat lagegi’’ Tarz Rabbani of St. Francis says – ‘’For hike in petrol you need not do anything because it’s not what we wish for, but for the rise in pocket money you need to work hard and I do not think many will opt for this and wait till the higher authorities look into the matter’’

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Sunny Manghnani student of St. Mary’s Secbad says – ‘’Shift to diesel and feel the difference as it won’t pinch your pocket money and in fact, you will only save as it’s almost half the petrol price at this point of time. And regarding the hike in pocket money, there is no other substitute for hard work, which is channelized into the right direction, where your interest lies in. So the hike will be directly proportional to the hard work you put in.’’

Ishan Daredia working at DELL says - ‘’Increase in the prices is not proportional to increase in pocket money. There should not be a hike in the pocket money. This would make the students avoid loafing around and concentrate more on sports and education. Good for parents.’’ We should follow certain measures to keep our environment clean. Support for Green Revolution because we live in a highly polluted city. Before we make a comparison with other countries we must also learn how to contribute to our land. Effective ways to save fuel – Aditya Shenoy of Aurora Degree says – ‘’It’s simple! The amount our parents will earn would still be the same. I suggest people who haven’t bought two wheelers yet, to save some money and opt for a diesel car. Because as far as I know, the prices of diesel cannot be de-regulated as frequently and vigorously when compared to that of petrol. For the people who already have two wheelers, vehicle pooling, cycling short distances and usage of public transport (there are a/c buses now too) are suitable solutions.’’

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Turn off your car in slow traffic and at traffic signals. It is estimated that you can save about 20% of fuel in this process. Minimize the use of brakes. The more frequently you apply brakes, the more fuel you spend. You can avoid braking by maintaining a constant speed of your vehicle. Encourage car pooling. It’s an effective way of saving fuel as well as reducing traffic on the roads. If possible, use electric-powered cars. Do not ride the clutch. Depress it only to change gears or when at a standstill. If you know you’re going to be stationary for an appreciable amount of time at a stoplight, switch the engine off. The amount of energy it takes to start the engine up is roughly three seconds worth of idling time, so anything more than that is a waste of fuel. Under-inflated tires can increase fuel consumption by 5%. Check your air pressure once a week. Changing the spark plugs regularly can keep your engine’s efficiency at its optimum. Take advantage of rolling resistance rather than heavy braking to help slow you down. This technique is one of the best for saving fuel – simply increase your braking distance. Regular engine checkups are a must – a poorly tuned engine can consume up to 50% more fuel than an engine in good condition. Avoid using the air-con at lower speeds, but roll the windows up and turn it on when cruising at high speeds.




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Chandni & Abhishek

Reema & Navdeep

Ruchi & Samantha

Red Bull Thre3Style In search of the best DJ Taniya

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Rishabh Jain was the DJ of the night at SPOIL as he rocked the night at the Hyderabad qualifiers of Red Bull Thre3Style. It was a happening night. Everyone was seen enjoying the party and dancing their heart out. Spotted at the event were Ayesha, Kritika, Shrishti and many more.

Rohan & Neha






Harshit & Harpreet

Amrit & Amarjeet

Amrit & Amarjeet

Wedding Moments Harpreet and Harshit got married at a grand ceremony, amidst celebrations and endless parties. Amrit and Amarjeet, the proud parents of the bridegroom are also known to be the finest hosts in Hyderabad. The chain of ceremonies was a proof of the way the family organized everything right to the last detail! The cocktails and gala dinner on the 16th was held at the Ista, the crowds merrily gyrating to the latest music. The dance and music carried on till the wee hours of the morning. The next day saw everyone gather at home for the traditional sangeet. Everyone sang their onebit, even the ones who croaked. It was fun and frolic all through.



Krishan & Kiranjyot


Sheeba & Binu

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Isha & Neha

Parties @ B&C, 10D, Touch, H-Lounge


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Last week, the city’s crowd got to catch up with the best of the events at the happening places. Several new faces were seen hanging out with their buddies, at late night parties and having a gala time. Models, Tollywood starts and frequent partiers were seen interacting with each other, shaking their legs and grooving in to the DJ’s dance tracks. With more yet to come, the city of Hyderabad is looking forward for yet another blast this month as well.

Sandra & Rashmi

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Dawood & Sara

Sneha & Priya




Shabnam with friend

Sheetal & Karan

Falak, Piyali & Priyanka



yderabad’s most high profile industrialists, Pinky and Sanjay Reddy (of GVK group) are ’s hosting their daughter big The e. wedding in Jun u news, couture kings Ab are sla Kho eep nd i-Sa Jan designing the decor and sets for the three big cel t, gee San the nsebratio . Wedding and Reception ers nag Ma The Wedding are Delhi based E-Factor Hyderabad-based and ctions will be held at the Dinaz Noria and the fun HICC. expansive GMR Arena and






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Srinivas & Farha

Liquids 8th Anniversary DJ Aqeel

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1st night of Liquids anniversary party was one of the most happening event of the town. DJ Aqeel played some pepe numbers. The crowd was enjoying the music. Naren Pal Singh played perfect host and made this event a huge success. Tulip team wishes them many more successfull years ahead

Abiram & Sahel






Engagement Ceremony The engagement ceremony of Yogesh & Rashi was held at Leonia Resorts. The decor was done in pink & purple theme. Rashi and her sister in law Khushboo were dressed in pretty gowns. The parents of bride and groom welcomed everyone personally. Spotted at the ceremony were Viren and Shikha Agarwal, Amit and many others.

Rashi & Yogesh

Kirti & Rashmi

Khushbu & Vijay

Harshita, Kalpana & Khyati

Suman Makhat & Indira Devi Jain

Shreya & Sheetal

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Aries (March 21 – April 20) Tarot card ‘The Magician’ indicates you should express powerful emotions. The fairies sing and make beautiful decorations as a way of expressing their hearts’ joy and energy towards you. Paint outside the lines in order and do not worry about your project/job/ business/ relationship. Be perfect or marketable but let your goals and judgments create exuberance and joy, says the tarot card, ‘The king of wands’. Wear orange for good luck. Your lucky number is 9. Tuesday is your lucky day. Karmic tip – Knowledge is the only one side of the coin and the other is action inspired by the knowledge.

Taurus (April 21 – May 21) Tarot card ‘King of swords’ indicates you should think properly, while taking important financial decisions. There are pros and cons of every aspect of life and you may not find solutions to your problems while acquiring worldly deeds, says the tarot card ‘The Emperor’. Wear blue for good luck. Your lucky number is 2. Friday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear emerald. Take care of your throat. Karmic tip – Time is very precious and every moment of our life is a golden moment.

Gemini (May 22 – June 21) Tarot card ‘Ace of cups’ indicates you to be positive. A lady luck smiles on you and you may take your steps towards new venture. With good wishes of kith and kin, you embrace all the goodness which life has to offer, says the tarot card ‘The High Priestess’. Wear red for good luck. Your lucky number is 5. Wednesday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear garnet. Take care of your arms. Karmic tip- Orderliness or proper planning in life saves time.

Cancer ( June 22 – July 22) Tarot card ‘The five of cups’ indicates you have experienced great losses. You suffer the sorrow of relationships that have ended. But do not mourn for long. You need to pull yourself together and regain the fragments of your life. Let the sunshine again says the tarot card ‘The Sun’. Wear orange for good luck. Your lucky number is 6. Monday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear pearl gemstone. Take care of your heart. Karmic tip - The best use of time enables a man to move on the path of progress.

Leo (July 23 – August 23) Tarot card ‘Seven of cups’ indicates you are caught in indecisiveness. Realize the significance of options that you can pick from it. You are not able to devote undivided attention to your work. Wasted precious time in day dreaming instead of working and realizing your dreams. Pull the inner reservoirs of your energy and start the journey towards reality says the tarot card ‘The Strength’. Wear violet for good luck. Your lucky number is 4. Sunday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear ruby. Take care of your spine. Karmic tip - Plan out things to avoid negative results.

Virgo (August 24 – September 23) Tarot card the ’Page of wands’ indicates you would receive news which brings a smile on your lips and this is the sign that you may venture into a novel or a dynamic enterprise. Be a harbinger of good news for others, says the tarot ‘The Magician’. Wear red for good luck. Wednesday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear diamond. Take care of your stomach. Your lucky number is 8. Karmic tip – Have a timetable for your life.

Libra (September 24 – October 24) Tarot card ‘Ace of swords’ indicates the stars reflect a great flow of positive energy and you should channelize the same to overcome hurdles which stand in your path, so as to reach the top and taste sweet success, says the tarot card ‘The Chariot’. Wear brown for good luck. Your lucky number is 11. Friday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear sapphire. Take care of your kidneys. Karmic tip – The foundation of a disciplined life is by having principles.

Scorpio (October 24 – November 22) Tarot card ‘The Strength’ indicates you will direct all your energies into succeeding in whatever you do. Yet it is essential to remember that success will entail taking into account minute details and the results of all your actions. It is not always true that success is the sweetest reward. At times, you may have to pay a heavy cost for it, in terms of emotional and mental peace, says the tarot card ‘The Queen of Pentacles ‘. Wear brown for good luck. Your lucky number is 9. Tuesday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear opal. Take care of your bowels. Karmic Tip - The most important role in making life beautiful is nothing but love.

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Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21) Tarot card ‘The Tower’ indicates the clouds which have obstructed your view have lifted and now you can be relived and be happy. Waves of contentment and relaxation flood you and you can discard all your apprehensions and move forward with certainty, says the tarot card – ‘The Wheel Of Fortune’. Wear green for good luck. Your lucky number is 7. Thursday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear amber. Take care of your liver. Karmic tip – Wealth is not the only source for happiness and satisfaction in life.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) Tarot card ‘The Justice’ indicates balancing and harmony in your lives. But what happens when you don’t? You should learn how to balance the justice of equilibrium, the law of Karma, punishment and rewards, says the tarot card – ‘The Star’. Wear pink for good luck. Your lucky number is 22. Saturday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear topaz. Take care of your bones. Karmic tip – We know that life on earth is not easy.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 18) Tarot card ‘The Five of Pentacles’ indicates your financial decisions of the past are not yielding desired results. In fact, you may be falling into the trap of depts. You are feeling cheated and discontent. The only way for you is to be selfcentered while making or dealing any further decisions, says the tarot ‘The Hanged Man’. Wear light purple for good luck. Your lucky number is 18. Saturday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear sapphire. Take care of your ankles. Karmic tip – Remember that a world without love is a terrible place to live.

Pisces (Feb 19 – March 20) Tarot card ‘The Hermit’ indicates you need to seek the light of inner wisdom. Meditation can also help you to remove negative energy or blockages and attain peace, says the tarot card – ‘The Emperor’. Wear yellow for good luck. Your lucky number is 9. Thursday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear diamond and jade. Take care of your knees. Karmic tip – One of the effects of love on human life is that it makes us brave enough to face problems in life.

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