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REKHA BRARR’S Blossom Box Jewelry


ACCESSORIES Fall in Love FOR HER Cole Haan – Fall 2010 Collection

Pavan Ahluwalia

NINA RAHEL KHAREY’S JR 2010 Calgary Fashion Show


HOT TOOLS Perfect Enhance ECO LIVING Earth Creations

Tempting Designer Sarees

AANCHAL DOGRA Miss India Canada 2009


ART & CULTURE Lopa Sarkar ENTERTAINMENT Atif Sial Hip Hop Artist

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BEAUTY TIPS By Kathleen Yeh Yang

ANNIE RUPANI Miss Pakistan World 2010

EVENT Masala! Mehndi! Masti!


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Shazi Khan Editor

Karmen Rifai Assistant Editor

Irram Faraz Art Director

Feroz Khan Sales Executive

Gurinder Singh Chief Accountant

Nand Kumar Saini Contributors: Asian Sarees, Atif Sial, Earth Creations, Hafsa-Honeys Beauty Lounge, Kamal Nand Lal, Dr. Ramit Joshi, Lopa Sarkar, Nazish Khan, Nonie Rahel Karey, Nutan Bahl, Odette Yazbeck, Pavan Ahluwalia, Rekha Brar, Safia Bartholomew, Sonia Ahmed, Valerie Peebles, Woodbine Banquet Hal.

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As we wind down the summer and prepare for fall, the excitement of a new season is tantalizing. Although it is hard to say good-bye to fun in the sun, it’s bitter sweet as this season promises great food, fashion and everything in between. In this issue of Desi Fashion, we bring to you the stars. From exotic collections of Asian Sarees to Rekha Brar’s Exclusive Jewelry collections, this is a star studded issue. This includes such talent as Nazish Khan and Nonie Rahel Kharey showcasing their impeccable fashion creations. And what fashionista’s outfit would be complete without accessories, like the ones from Cole Haan’s Fall Fashion Collection. Miss India Canada 2009, Aanchal Dogra and Miss Pakistan World 2010, Annie Rupani share some of their beauty with us, while entertainers like Atif Sial and Lopa Sakar, keep us on the edge of our seats. This fall, we explore the famous Masala Mehndi Masti Festival and the Shaw Festival. Calling all engaged couples! Desi Fashion is proud to be the Official Media Partner of the Dream Wedding Show, which takes place at Red Rose Covention Centre. If you plan to walk down the aisle in 2010 or 2011, you don’t want to miss it. It’s got everything you need to help plan your perfect wedding day. For more information go to page 25. Dr.Ramit Joshi is back with his patented dental advice. Don’t forget to check out his stellar tips to keep your mouth happy and healthy. Finally, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers for your continued support and loyalty. Enjoy these last few weeks of summer sunshine, and get ready for another stunning autumn. Karmen Rifai

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02 CHUNRI CREATIONS Exclusive Designs from India 08 MILAP SAREES Designer and Wedding Sarees


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38 ASIAN SAREES Tempting Designer Sarees


44 REKHA BRARR’S Blossom Box Jewelry 48 ACCESSORIES Fall in Love 50 FOR HER Cole Haan – Fall 2010 Collection


52 ANNIE RUPANI Miss Pakistan World 2010

24 DREAMS WEDDING SHOW A Grand Wedding Extravaganza

60SALON Beauty Company Transforms

26 NINA RAHEL KHAREY’S JR 2010 Calgary Fashion Show

62 HOT TOOLS Perfect Enhance

34 AANCHAL DOGRA Miss India Canada 2009 16 SEPT. / OCT. 2010


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88 78 HENNA Pavan Ahluwalia 82 BEAUTY TIPS A Perfect Eye Make-up


84 ECO LIVING Earth Creations 86 FOR HIM He’s a 10

Free Wedding Planners by Lamhe Gift Certificates Valued at $1000 Fashion Shows


87 COLE HAAN Men’s Fall 2010 Collection

96 ART & CULTRE Shaw Festival

88 ART & CULTURE Lopa Sarkar

104 DÉCOR Movin’On

90EVENTS Masala! Mehndi! Masti!

106 FOOD Dal Ka Dhokla

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94ENTERTAINMENT Atif Sial Hip Hop Artist

108 ASTROLOGY With Kamal Nandlal


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Fashion Bug Their combination of dazzling colors and chic cuts are what set them apart from other fashion houses.

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en Photography


Photo: Amy Nguy

Photos provided by: Nazish Khan


Photo: Amy Nguyen Photography


az Fashion Bug is a fast-growing Pakistani Fashion brand that caters to men and women who are interested in the latest styles for party, formal wear as well as bridals. Her creations have taken the Toronto Pakistani community by storm for being original as well as very wearable. Their combination of dazzling colors and chic cuts are what set them apart from other fashion houses. Nazish Khan launched her brand Naz Fashion Bug in 2007 and since then, has steadily built a following initially in the Toronto community and now internationally as well thanks to embracing technology and the social web. She has a knack for turning clients into repeat customers with her friendly and helpful attitude, consulting with them to make sure their outfits bring out the best in them. She also specializes in customized wear based on special requirements and made-to-order bridal wear.

Naz Fashion Bug exhibitions are some of the most talkedabout in the city and are very well attended with people coming all the way from Ottawa and Montreal for their chance to look at, and get their hands on, the latest collections. Naz Fashion Bug was also the first to launch Shahid Afridi Mens Wear during an exclusive fashion show at the largest Pakistani Students Association (PSA) formal to date which featured a performance by the Pop artist Imran Khan. Due to her entrepreneurial nature in running and popularizing her brand from her home-based boutique, Nazish has also been featured in the Toronto Star, Canada’s highest circulation newspaper. Nazish comes from a Graphic Arts background

and not only has a flair for visualizing complex designs, but can also communicate them to her clients, explaining meticulously everything from the types of fabric and embroidery to the color combinations. Since an early age, she has looked up to her role model, her mother, for having good fashion sense and an eye for personalized designs. Nazish was not satisfied with the styles and designs available as many of them were behind the fashion scene in Karachi and Lahore. She wanted to show the crowd here what is hot and happening back home and that’s when she decided to create her own unique designs which would appeal to the woman who wants to truly stand out in a Wedding, Mehndi or even a weekend party. She considers herself first and foremost a wife and a mother and therefore when she is not helping her clients look their best, she keeps to herself focusing on her family. For more information: SEPT. / OCT. 2010 19


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Make up & hair By Hafsa, Photography: Afzal A Sayyad (Digital Emulsion Studio)

Photos provided by: Nazish Khan


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Wedding Show

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A Grand Wedding Extravaganza he Dreams Wedding Show is a grand wedding extravaganza that takes place every year in Toronto. In just three years it has become one of the largest ethnic wedding shows in North America. It brings together all kinds of wedding industry suppliers and exhibitors in one place for one day! So if anyone is planning for an upcoming wedding this is definitely the show to attend. For a small admission fee, there is FREE parking, FREE wedding planner, and loads of FREE information from local bridal professionals. And to top it all, there

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is a Fashion Show where one can see the latest bridal fashions and accessories all on display on the runway. Also available are several of the wedding solution providers, caterers, photographers, videographers, decorators, makeup artists, henna designers, stylists, banquet managers and many more. All under one roof. Since its inception in 2007, the Dreams Wedding Show continues to grow. The 2009 edition was the largest production yet with dazzling fashion shows by some of Toronto’s most promising young designers as well as live entertainment by Geetanjali Musical Group, Bollywood Beatz, and Grenville Pinto.

Fashion Show The Fashion Show is one of the highlights of the Dreams Wedding Show where a large range of bridalwear, groomwear, and formal wear are showcased by leading fashion show choreographers. Exhibitors As a Dreams exhibitor there is a unique opportunity to survey competitors as well as customers past attendees to Dreams Shows have proven to be motivated buyers as they plan their special day. Venue Red Rose Convention Centre features an elegant foyer that combines class and sophistication to create an atmosphere of personal luxury. Parking is free!

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JR 2010 Calgary Fashion Show

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Nina Rahel Kharey’s


ouse of Nonie is a fashion design company evoking class, elegance, and unique style. The company designs and markets womens ready-to-wear clothing. Nonie’s essence is a blend of contemporary styles with vintage glamour. Founded in Calgary, Alberta in 2008, Nina Rahal-Kharey leads the company with loyalty to quality and innovation. The West Restaurant and Bar on Stephen Ave in downtown Calgary hosted a great fashion show by “House of Nonie”. This event was a fundraiser for the awareness of violence and the money was donated to Red Cross. House of Nonie established this collection after the unfortunate death of her brother to violence. The designer created her collection for the strong independent women, and contains the fabulous colors of red and black, the favorite colors of her brother and herself. The ready-to-wear collection on seven models was plenty of “black” (the color of fashion that never dies…) with a bit of an East Indian twist. There were shawls, ruffles and sparkles for the eveningwear with some hues of tan and beige especially for the trench coats, which were absolutely gorgeous. One piece was a long jersey grey shirt with a boat neck that is a “must” for your fall/ winter wardrobe. There was some gold and silver shimmering here and there with dark shades of red. SEPT. / OCT. 2010 27


Nina Rahel Kharey’s JR 2010 Calgary Fashion Show

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Nina Rahel Kharey’s JR 2010 Calgary Fashion Show

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JR 2010 Calgary Fashion Show

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Nina Rahel Kharey’s

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anchal Dogr


Photo: Edris from Monsoon Studio

“My scintillating journey began at the crowning moment”

Miss India Canada 2009

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Personally met Mayor of Mississauga Hazel Mcallion to discuss community service opportunities.


Miss India Canada 2009

Photos: Admin Aanchal

The children of the Heritage International Play School organized the children’s concert in the honour of Aanchal, Miss India Canada 2009.

anchal was born on 1st January 1984 in New Delhi India, the only child to her parents. She was raised single handedly by her mother Nutan Bahl, a hospitality professional. From the very early age to young hood, Aanchal lived in the Middle East around a multicultural set of family friends. She embraced diversity naturally across people and foreign cultures and events which exposed her to a variety of multicul-

tural experiences and a broader perspective to life. Driven by her passion to travel, she would grab any opportunity to travel destinations; read books and learn on. On August 22, 2008 after completing her Bachelors Degree in Physiotherapy and her MD Degree in Medicinal Herbal Sciences, she arrived in Toronto to further her studies and continue her professional endeavors and her Permanent Residency in Canada. To explore the world of fashion, on

August 22, 2009, she participated at the 19th Annual Miss India Canada Beauty Pageant that was held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Toronto where she faced sixteen challenging contestants who all fought hard for the crown. After her dazzling performance and the question and answer round, she was finally crowned the ‘Miss India Canada 2009’. She says, ‘My scintillating journey began at the crowning moment. When I heard my name Aanchal, that was the magical moment of my life’. u SEPT. / OCT. 2010 35


The children of the Heritage International Play School organized the children’s concert in the honour of Aanchal, Miss India Canada 2009.

Aanchal Dogra with her mother Nutan Bahl.

When asked what made her switch from such drastic fields she replied saying: ‘The world is not as it seems. What we see, is just the tip of the iceberg of an exquisite, beautiful, and incredible Creation’. I am different, I wanted to explore and delve deeper!’. She smiled, and moved on swiftly. On a more serious note she said, “This pageant has given me the 36 SEPT. / OCT. 2010

platform to express my choices and opinions in order to forge ahead and foray into fields yet to be explored’. ‘All year travelling, learning, emotions, friendship and growth has been my accomplishment and gift of dreams on set; that has offered me broader vision of the future, imagination to harness and accomplish a progressive journey to life. I am on

my way, at the development stages to make a difference in the lives of one and all in some way or another’ ‘I know, I am reborn with a magic pill and I have a responsibility! I can practically leap off tall buildings like Superman and fly.’ My dream is to build a fine heritage of good deeds and inspire. When I leave the world I want my fans and generations to

Aanchal Dogra, Miss India Canada 2009 - during her tour to India in November 2009 visited the children of Vikas Path Charitable Trust.

During the reigning period of Miss India Canada 2009 to 2010 she met important Celebrities

be my extended family and remember me through history for my ‘Spirit to Serve ’. Aanchal construes her victory and inspiration to the leadership, encouragement, compassion and support that she has had from her mother, Nutan. She takes pride in the words, ‘My life is a canvas, in which my mother is the artist with a

deep well of inspiration to draw from, simple and self-disciplined. A true leader. I feel privileged to have experienced her blessings in the role of a daughter and the abundance that happened in my life’.

‘I am living a dream that I pray will never end ‘ Aanchal

HRH Prince Charles and Duches of Cornwall , Camilla Parker Bowles Mayor of Mississauga Hazel Mcallion to discuss community service opportunities Volunteered support to community services to provide homes, food and medical support ‘Smile Train’, Worlds largest Cleft Lip Charity in Canada ‘UNICEF’ in Canada ‘We Spark Cancer Support’ in Los Angeles Non Governmental Organizations in India

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AsianSarees Tempting Designer Sarees



ndia based Manufacturer, Wholesaler and Retailer. With over 20 years of experience in retailing Indian Fashion Ethinic wear. Positioned as a trendy, vibrant and contemporary brand that offers customers a wide variety of ethnic traditional, handcrafted and premium quality Indian merchandise at an exceptional value for money. The spectrum of apparels is reckoned for their finest quality fabric, attention-grabbing design and elegant styles. An enchanting range made using various types of fabrics and beautifully adorned with hand embroidery and embellishments that are testimony to years of expertise in traditional art of embroidery, they are exquisite pieces of art.

38 SEPT. / OCT. 2010 (Promoter of Rajshri Fashions) No 13, Chinna Naicken Street, Sowcarpet, Chennai - 600 079 Tamil Nadu, INDIA. Tel: +91 9840101901 United States & Canada Tel: +1- 330-313-1123

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AsianSarees 40 SEPT. / OCT. 2010 (Promoter of Rajshri Fashions) No 13, Chinna Naicken Street, Sowcarpet, Chennai - 600 079 Tamil Nadu, INDIA. Tel: +91 9840101901 United States & Canada Tel: +1- 330-313-1123

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AsianSarees 42 SEPT. / OCT. 2010 (Promoter of Rajshri Fashions) No 13, Chinna Naicken Street, Sowcarpet, Chennai - 600 079 Tamil Nadu, INDIA. Tel: +91 9840101901 United States & Canada Tel: +1- 330-313-1123

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Rekha Brarr


ekha Brar has been living and breathing the fashion scene from as far back as she can remember. Raised in a family that visited India regularly, Rekha became fascinated with Indian Jewelry at a young age. Shortly after high school Rekha moved to Vancouver, B.C. where she worked as an accountant for a well respected Real Estate development company, Embassy Development Corporation. After being employed with the company for three years, Rekha moved to New York City. Today, the young entrepre-

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neur is attending the prestigious Zicklin School of Business in New York City where she is studying Management, Entrepreneurship. Outside of her schooling Rekha has been featured in numerous films such as: When Kiran met Karen, Amar Ash Anthony & the TV sitcom DeSiCiTi. Acting and modeling seem to go hand in hand, and that is how Rekha has seamlessly pursued modeling opportunities as well. The jump from the media side of fashion to business, has been handled gracefully by the honors

Photographer - Tristen

Founder of Blossom Box Jewelry, Model & Actress

Photographer -Shiva Photo

Photographer -- Amy Dunn

Gold plated antique style pearl set

student who launched Blossom Box Fashion Accessories in March 2010. Since then Blossom Box has won the admiration of women throughout North America. Rekha’s primary focus has been to provide customers with gorgeous, glamorous statement pieces that are luxurious yet affordable. Blossom Box is known for its collections that evoke a harmonious fusion of eastern and western styles, and this is the essence behind its creator, Rekha Brar. To view the entire collection visit SEPT. / OCT. 2010 45


Multi-colored silver base ring with champagne tear drop stone

Sterling silver sapphire marcasite earrings

Vibrant multi-colored assorted bangle set

Rekha Brarr

Handcrafted feather light baby pink earrings

Traditional gold base multi-colored bangles with latch

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Photographer - Gurpaul Brar

Blossom Box Jewelry collection

Golden textured and rhinestone encrusted bangle set

10 piece antique style bangle set

Sterling silver mother of pearl marcasite ring

Assorted metal bangle set with clear crystals

Intricate white bangles, gold plated

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Marks & Spencer Baguette earrings

Primark Multi-colored Brooch

Accessorize Tutankhamen Necklace

Fallin Love Take your look from summer to fall with these stunning accessories

Talullah Tu London Crystal Leopard Statement Bangle

Wallis Filigree cuff and matching ring

Bags of Sparkle Silver floral earrings covered in hot pink enamel and encrusted with pink stones.

Next Multi Bangles

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Marks & Spencer Sterling silver collection Ring

Great Plains Heart Shaped Pendant

French Connection Silver Nacklace

Marks & Spencer Star Shine Ring

Accessorize Ophelia Cuff

Debenhams Julien Macdonald - Ring

Oli Domed Stone Ring with green cocktail ring covered in sparkly gems in green tones, Metal

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Primark Multi-colored Gem Ring Debenhams Vicenza - diamonte long filigree ring

French Connection Triple Layered Ring

Wallis Crystal ring

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Annie Rupani Photos: Guru

Miss Pakistan World 2010

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nnie Rupani was crowned Miss Pakistan World 2010 on the 20th of August 2010. 21 year-old Annie from Karachi, Pakistan and residing in Sugarland, Houston, Texas USA is the eighth Miss Pakistan World. Annie was nicknamed, “Ramadan Queen,” since she was crowned in the month of Ramadan and the Miss Pakistan World event itself drew upon a lot of media as it was being held in the crisis situation of the floods that were taking place in Pakistan. Rupani, bagged a title of Miss Perfect Ten for the best physique in the pageant as well as the winning title of Miss Pakistan World 2010. Rupani previously worked at Congressman Ted Poe’s office, the Texas Office for State-Federal Relations, the Texas Governor’s office as well as at the United Nations as an intern. She is

currently a Student Ambassador at the Howard Thurman Center at Boston University. She was also on the Boston University Mock Trial team and visited an elementary school weekly to help run their after school Girl Scouts program. The Rupani Foundation Rupani who along with her father has established the Rupani Foundation aiming to help the poor get a good head start in their well paid career of diamond polishing. In her own words Annie Rupani says, “The one charity that is close to my heart is Rupani Foundation. My father created this charity in 2006 and with the help and support from those around us, we have been able to open doors for the people in the Northern Areas of Pakistan, particularly women. Rupani Foundation began by opening

gem cutting and polishing centers which gave women training in how to cut and polish gems so as to create another source of income for their household. The number of centers has grown significantly and now Rupani Foundation is taking upon other projects such as early child development initiatives and hydro-electric power generation. “Besides the fact that I am biased considering this is my family’s foundation, I have personally been to the mountainous areas of Pakistan and helped inaugurate these centers. I have personally spoken to the women whose lives are changing under these initiatives as they are being given opportunities for work outside of the house. The reason I support Rupani Foundation is because I strongly believe in its values and approach to create a higher standard of living for all in Pakistan.” SEPT. / OCT. 2010 53


W orld 2010 Beauty Pageant Contestants

Laraib - Islamabad

Miss Pakistan

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Photo provided by Sonia Ahmed Founder of Miss Pakistan World

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Naira - Lahore

Barira - Gujrat, Pakistan




Photos provided by Sonia Ahmed Founder of Miss Pakistan World

W orld 2010 Beauty Pageant Contestants

Miss Pakistan

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Donna - Karachi

Avateef - Karachi

Areeba - Karachi


W orld 2010 Beauty Pageant Contestants

Miss Pakistan 58 SEPT. / OCT. 2010

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Shazia - Mirpur Azaad Kashmir

Photos provided by Sonia Ahmed Founder of Miss Pakistan World


Beauty Company



Into A One-Stop Modern Apothecary and Destination Beauty Lounge. fter eight years of serving visitors and residents alike in San Francisco’s boutique Russian Hill neighborhood of tastemakers, Beauty Company founder Sherri Ziesche launches a neighborhood institution and destination location for San Franciscans and beyond in pursuit of beauty. Just down the street from Beauty Company's existing storefront, a new retail space has been transformed into a

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mecca for hair styling, nail care, waxing, tanning, beauty products and more: a modern apothecary complete with experienced stylists and full product suite that brings Ziesche’s trademark of accessible, old-world luxury to all. A natural extension of the company’s current location, the new Beauty Company space is undeniably grand in scale, modern in style and features dedicated treatment-specific sections for every type of guest. Visitors can relax with a soothing mani-pedi in

comfort perusing magazines for the latest in gossip and trends while retreat in their plush chairs while their nails dry. Step into the chic Salon for cuts and color, or enter the “Waxing Vault” – a repurposed bank vault that offers a unique, chic, and private location for all waxing needs. Upstairs is Bronze Alley, where guests can attain the golden hue albeit in the foggy city by the bay. The space also includes a full retail section where Beauty Company’s Fabulous Five skincare line and a vast array of other great skin, hair and


beauty products are available for purchase, making it a one-stop shop for all beauty needs. Beauty Company’s new retail space is the next level of growth for Beauty Company, founded by Ziesche after twenty years of experience and refinement of a personal skincare regimen that brings the best practices of Asian and European old-world apothecaries to the Bay Area. Ziesche’s worldliness and attentive nature form the foundation of Beauty Company’s commitment to its customers, combining the finest ingredients and tailored formulations to promote efficacy and wellness.

Sherri Ziesche opened Beauty Company in 2002 to provide her Russian Hill neighbors with locallyand internationally sourced luxury products for skincare, nail, bath, body, hair and travel products. Inspired by the best products and practices of old-world apothecaries in Asia and Europe, Beauty Company, the modern apothecary and Salon, the Euro-chic salon next door, are both regular stops for well-traveled professionals in the Russian Hill neighborhood in San Francisco, California. For store hours, brand information, and description of services, please visit SEPT. / OCT. 2010 61

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UniqueBlends Brides by Payal


ayal Gupta has been serving families in the GTA for more than six years. Located in Oakville,Ontario,Payal’s Salon offers a wide range of services from Make-up, Henna, Esthetics, Hairstyles. A talented artist since her childhood, Payal choose to become an expert in something she enjoyed. She has been in this field for more than 20 years and loves to add her own unique touch for every client. Payal did her certification in makeup, hair and nail from Seneca College, Northyork. She specializes in Airbrush,Waterproof Makeup, Costum Henna designs and uses products like Mac, Clinique, Kryolane, Nature’s Own, Jordan etc.

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To get more information on Payal’s “Brides by Payal” Email: Cell: 6472919265 Join Brides by Payal on facebook Brides-ByPayal/121524304535992?v=wall&ref=ts

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PavanAhluwalia Regards her Guinness World Record for being the worlds fastest henna artist as her greatest professional achievement to date.

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enna artist, Pavan is the Guinness World Record Holder for being the fastest in her trade. In just one hour she painted a staggering 314 armbands – where each design had to be different from the other – beating the previous record by a mind-blowing 100 armbands. At just 24-years-old, Pavan has worked with celebrities and recognised names like Selfridges, Sky, STAR TV and the BBC on various high-profile projects. A self-taught henna artist, a massive part of Pavan’s appeal is that she not only keeps up to date with the latest design trends, she creates them. Pavan regards her Guinness World Record for being the worlds fastest henna artist as her greatest professional achievement to date, and has ambitious plans present henna designing to a wider audience and take the art to the next level. With a multicultural clientele, Pavan’s creative potential is infinite.

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Incorporating details like glitter, diamante bindis and even coloured body paint into her fusion of bespoke designs, she transforms her intricate patterns into breathtaking works of art, and it’s these unique facets of her work that she will capitalise on to garner greater exposure for henna design. Despite her entrepreneurial streak, Pavan will not compromise on the quality and attention given to her clients. Her approach to design work is completely pioneering. Consulting with her clients to fully understand the desired look. Pavan then coordinates her bespoke designs to complement outfits and jewellery, resulting in plenty of ‘wow-factor’...Despite fast becoming something of a celebrity herself, Pavan remains deeply rooted and down to earth. Immersing herself into the world of henna and design from the tender age of seven, she went professional five years ago and is now one of the leading henna artists in the UK. May 2010 Pavan created her own product line, Pavan Henna Designs, that include henna powder, diamantes and a range of glitters, which will be retailed online and in select salons nationally. u SEPT. / OCT. 2010 79

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FEBRUARY 2010 Shaadi Chic Pavan took part in Shaadi Chic, london’s most exclusive Asian Fashion event to date and Pavan’s first henna catwalk at the exclusive Easr Wintergarden in Canary Wharf.

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Miss India WorldWide UK, London Pavan applied her stunning mehndi to the models of Miss India worldwide!

NOVEMBER 2009 Showcase At Asian Wedding Exhibition Pavan showcased her work at the Asian Wedding Exhibition, Alexandra Palace in association with 1847 Academy. OCTOBER 2009 Pavan’s Mehndi Featured on Eastenders Pavan worked on the BBC for Eastenders on the First Asian Wedding on Albert Square! Her mehndi was applied on TV actress Preeya Kalidas! SEPTEMBER 2009 Pavan Works with Sky TV Pavan was commissioned by Sky TV to help promote their Bollywood TV Packages at the Manchester Trafford Centre.

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Pavan also recreates her extraordinary henna designs on scarves and shawls. Each original design is carefully weaved into the fabric and embellished with beads and diamantes to create a distinctive and stylish look, also to be retailed nationally. She extends her henna art to canvas painting as well. Painting on commission, her be spoke artwork creates an individual contemporary statement with ethnic charm Pavan’s Stunning Henna Art In National Press! Glam Eastenders babe, Preeya Kalidas truly proved to be a brand ambassador for Pavan as she stepped out onto the red carpet for the premiere of of new flick, It’s A Wonderful Afterlife, at London’s Leicester Square Odeon on 12th April 2010.

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JANUARY 2010 Asiana Bridal Show Pavan’s stand at the Asiana Bridal Show – Riverbank Plaza was a huge hit! She landed interviews on Buzz Asia Radio, Sunrise TV and Sony TV.

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A Perfect Eye Make-up By Kathleen Yeh Yang


ollow these steps and your makeup, especially your eyes, will be the envy of every woman!

Apply a Base Always use an eye primer followed by the eye-base all over eyelid.This will make the colour more vibrant and also makes it very easy to blend. If you are looking for more of a natural look, simply apply eyeshadow without any eyebase. In both cases, blending is very important to show the colours best.

Draw a Crease line Draw your crease line first (this is especially recommended for beginners) because you can take your lid colour and blend in with your crease easily. Take any darker colour and apply in your eye crease. Apply Colours After you are finished with contouring the eye, start putting the other colour on the lid. Use alight colour in the inner corner of the lid as it helps pops out your eyes and then apply the darker colour on the outer corner of the eye.Then use a blending brush and blend between the lines of the two 82 SEPT. / OCT. 2010

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Choose the Right Shade To identify colors that work best for you, use your hair as a guide, not your eyes. This is a mistake many women make. Blondes look good in cream’s, while mochas and chocolate browns tend to flatter Brunettes. If you are Auburn or a Redhead, go with coppers, peaches, and reddish browns or cooler tones like pink and lavenders. Gray hair is gorgeous with grays, soft purples, and blues colors in a circular motion, in order to give a more smoky look.When the eye color is complete you shouldn’t be able to see where any of the colors begin or end. Once blended, use a large eye shadow brush, dust theentire eye area with loose powder to help set and blend. Add mascara and brow pencil, as needed. Apply a highlighter to the brow bone. Apply Colour to Lower Lash Line Take a liner brush or angle brush and lightly dampen it with water or mixing medium.Then take some eye shadow pigments and start applying to your lower lash line as an eye liner.You can

use two or three different colors to give a more dramatic look or keep it simple with just one colour. Apply Eyeliner & Mascara Applying eyeliner takes some concentration and a steady hand. For beginners, the easiest way is to start with an eyeliner pencil.When you get enough practice, you can use a liquid or a gel based liner. If you are looking to create a more translucent finish to your cat eye makeup, you should use a shadow liner and brush.You will need to press the shadow as you move it along your eyelash line. Apply two to three coats of mascara and you are done.

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Bahamas while working as a Choreographer for Club Med and has been invited to teach and perform in their Punta Cana, Mexico, and Turks and Caicos resorts. Her dancers have performed on television for MTV, at the Air Canada Centre for the Toronto Raptors, and were chosen to be the opening act for the annually sold out Gilda Club’s It’s Always Something show at the Princess of Wales Theatre. They have been a part of PR campaigns for Bombay Dreams and Slumdog Millionaire and have performed on stage with Raghav and Malkit Singh. Lopa has choreographed for the figure skating team the Ice Fyers who performed a Bollywood inspired routine for the Canadian Nationals and for the award winning documentary Anamika. Lopa continues to explore new avenues to showcase her work. This summer she was honoured to be invited by the Bellydance Superstars to teach and perform at Raks Britannia in the UK. Lopa is also proud to have

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orn in Toronto, Lopa Sarkar trained in classical Indian dance for 20 years and grew up performing in Canada and the United States. In 2003, Lopa decided to follow her dream of dancing in London and moved to England. While in the UK, she performed in a large Bollywood stage show with Malika Aurora and worked with Bollywood choreographer Pappu-Malu (of Devdas and Saawariya). She was seen on BBC, Zee TV, and Sony Television. President and founder of Divine Heritage Artistry, and holder of an MBA, Lopa has taken Bollywood dance to new heights. She has performed and taught internationally, and has garnered great acclaim and incredibly positive feedback. Over the past five years she has broken the boundaries of where Indian dance has been seen. She has lived in the

been chosen to represent the Canadian company Lulu Lemon Athletica as one of their Ambassadors. Lopa’s talents spread into acting when she stared in a documentary made by the NewYork Film Academy and had one of the lead roles in a play performed for both the Toronto and London Fringe Festivals. Passionate about making Asian culture accessible to all, Lopa has developed an instructional Bollywood dance DVD set which includes a seated DVD for people in wheelchairs. As a survivor of open heart surgery and having overcome a fractured leg, Lopa understands physical and health limitations and believes dance can be accessible to all. You can learn more about Lopa Sarkar and Divine Heritage Artistry at SEPT. / OCT. 2010 89


Masala! Mehndi! Masti!

Marked its 10th Year Anniversary Canadian Crowds of All Backgrounds Gathered at Toronto’s Exhibition Place


orth America’s largest South Asian festival, celebrated the first day to its 10th Year Anniversary with an explosive program that marked its biggest year to date! The jam packed weekend from July 23-25, ignited Toronto’s Exhibition Place and featured lively entertainment, vibrant colours, savory dishes, majestic art, and star-studded performances! Bollywood dancers, Bhangra beats, and powerhouse vocal performances were felt throughout the festival’s grounds as crowds were drawn to the multiple buildings and venues hosting an array of FREE festivities. From the delicious food vendors, to the Mobilicity Artists’ walkway of visual art and fashions presented at the Better Living centre, and exclusive film screenings at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, crowds came out to take part in all things South Asian.A favorite of this year’s programming was the premiere of M!M!M!’s Senior Desi Idol,which put a

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spotlight on the vocal talents of various performers in the 65+ age bracket. The night’s eldest performer, an 83-year-old vocalist, had audiences on their feet in thisAmerican Idol-style showcase! M!M!M! flew in a BOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY lineup of headline International artists including: Actor Boman Irani, who was presented at the Opening Night Reception with a Canadian Government Citation for his contributions to the arts by Senator Salma Ataullahjan; Bollywood singer SuzanneD’Mello, Indian Classical musicians Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan; and UN Goodwill Ambassador Salman Ahmad of South Asia’s biggest Sufi-Rock Band Junoon. Attracting Canadians of all backgrounds from young to old, M!M!M! celebratedits 10th Year Anniversary with a BHANG of rich heritage, culture, diversity and marked its place as an important contributor in Toronto’s cultural landscape.

2010 MMM HEADLINERS ACTOR BOMAN IRANI: Will be featured in the festival’s MMMovies! Boman Irani Retrospective of some of his outstanding work. The actor originally gained recognition for his role in Munnabhai MBBS and most recently won the filmfare and star screen awards for his role in the super-hit Bollywood movie 3 Idiots. SALMAN AHMED: In concert direct from Pakistan and the USA, Salman is the founder of South Asia’s legendary rock band JUNOON, a UN Goodwill Ambassador, and author of Rock and Roll Jihad: A Muslim Rock Star’s Revolution. AYAAN & AMAAN ALI KHAN: Direct from India known best as leaders of the next generation of classical Indian music. They have played at such notable places as Carnegie Hall and Prince Charles’s Highgrove estate. Their M!M!M! performance will feature Canadian tablas musician Vineet Vyas co-presented by The Raag Mala Society of Toronto.

SUZANNE D’MELLO: has become one of Bollywood’s fastest rising stars with performances in Slumdog Millionaire, Ghajini and Singh Is King soundtracks. TORONTO TABLA ENSEMBLE: MMM is proud to welcome back the inaugural festival’s headliners (2001). This critically acclaimed band has performed at all of Canada’s best folk, jazz and art festivals, and in 2003 was commissioned to create the current theme music for the CBC RADIO 1’s daily morning show Metro Morning. PERFORMERS: JAY DEALA, DEESHA SARAI DIYAS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT FENSTAR, HUSEIN MADHAVJI JONITA GANDHI NATYA TAPASYA DANCE ACADEMY PAROMITA KAR AND JASMYN FYFFE REBECCA NAZZ, STEPHANIE BRAGANZA SUDESHNA, TORONTO TABLA ENSEMBLE UDICHI YOUTH COMMITTEE - BENGALI YOUTH 7 ARTS DANCE COMPANY RAV DOUBLEAA & PAUL THE - DRUMMER NANUWA

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his 2010, Masala! Mehndi! Masti! celebrates its 10th year anniversary. Meaning Spice! Henna! Fun!, M!M!M! is North America’s largest South Asian festival with over 100,000 attendees each year. The festival aims to introduce a cultural explosion to the mainstream and celebrate the many talented South Asian, or South Asia inspired, artists that exist globally. This multigenerational presentation fuses traditional and contemporary artistic expression through music, dance, film, theatre, literature and poetry, natural health practices, social issues, cuisine, arts & crafts and much more! The festival is free admission and open to the public from July 23-25, 2010 at The Exhibition Place, Toronto.

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In 2001, the founders began Masala! Mehndi! Masti! as a dream, envisioning a massive festival encouraging people of all backgrounds celebrating South Asian culture, “We had to create an event that would span generations: all ages, all ethnicities — one that all Canadians could enjoy,” says Jyoti Rana, one of the founding team members. “With ten years behind us we’ve learnt so much and seen the festival grow exponentially. Today, South Asians are Canada’s #1 growing populace making this festival that much more relevant to this country.” In 2010, the dream has become a reality attracting a million attendees, 700+ performances by 5000+ artists, and 300+ local vendors since its inception. Over the past decade, M!M!M! has shone a spotlight on some of the biggest South Asian and South Asian-inspired

talents from around the world including: • Lisa Ray: actor and model from Cooking with Stella, Bollywood/ Hollywood, and the Oscar nominated film, Water. • Nandita Das: a well known social activist and actor/producer extraordinaire of off-beat artistic Indian films. • Karsh Kale and Midival Punditz: major force in the Asian Massive movement, a club-based phenomenon on several continents. • Shiamak Davar: the colossus of choreography in India with several dance schools globally including several in Canada. • Deepa Mehta: world famous director of Heaven on Earth, Water, Bollywood/ Hollywood, and many other films • Rishi Rich Project featuring Jay Sean: they pioneered the Bhangra- R&B

as he enjoyed watching a sea of synchronized bodies dance and shimmy to the pulsating beats. It is in this experience that he truly realizes that his goals for the festival have been accomplished. Mathur received an MBA in Arts and Media Management as well as a BBA from Schulich University.

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fusion and Jay Sean went on to become a globally recognized singer with his hit single ‘Down’ hitting the top of the US charts. • Rahul Bose: another well known social activist and actor/producer of Arthouse films. Abhishek Mathur, Founder and Festival Director Masala! Mehndi! Masti!, the brainchild of founder Abhishek Mathur, was created to introduce a signature South Asian Event to the city of Toronto. Mathur founded the festival as a way for him to unite the cultures of his South Asian roots with his Canadian citizenship. Born in India and raised across 4 different continents: United Kingdom, India, United Arab Emirates, and Canada, Mathur developed an international perspective on life. Heavily influenced by the diverse arts and culture that he experienced in

these nations, Mathur shares a broad perspective with the M!M!M! team and uses these experiences to diversify the festival’s programming. Mathur’s passion for sharing art and culture was the main foundation that he used to help him to continue to pursue his dream of starting the festival despite the criticisms of others. Never wavering from his course of action, Mathur was determined to create a free festival that each generation could relate to and enjoy. Counting the M!M!M! fest as one of his proudest achievements, Mathur describes the festival as a “truly mindblowing” experience. As the founder of the M!M!M! fest, Mathur enjoys the simplest aspects of the festival. Last year’s World’s Biggest Dance Class was one of his most memorable experiences

Jyoti Rana, Director of Operations and Co-Founder of both the Masala! Mehndi! Masti! festival and Satya Arts Association. Born to East Indian immigrant parents in Toronto during the mid-1970s, Rana is first generation East Indian and grew up in the heart of downtown Toronto. Having lived since in Woodbridge, Rexdale, and Mississauga, Rana considers herself to be a true Torontonian with a deep love for Toronto’s multicultural diversity. With a background as an IT Professional, Rana leverages her methodical and detail-oriented approach when running M!M!M!, but draws more importantly upon her passion for supporting arts and culture. Co-founding the festival with her partner in business and in life, Abishek Mathur, Rana declares the festival as “one of the wildest rides in [her] life!” Through her experience with the event, Rana feels most fortunate to have met a multitude of individuals who, in one way or another, had an impact on her and shifting her perspective on life. Rana’s creativity, solidarity, and diligence are all elements that have contributed to M!M!M!’s success. As Masala! Mehndi! Masti! approaches its 9th year, Rana considers the festival to be one of her greatest achievements, practically a third child, “I have three children. My 8 year old son Satya, 3 year old daughter Sia, and soon-to-be 9 year old M!M!M! As we move closer and closer to year ten, I look forward to growing the festival into something bigger and better than ever!” She now resides with her family between Dubai and Toronto, Canada. SEPT. / OCT. 2010 93


Hip Hop Single

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He understood that the only way to positively affect the public was through mass media, be it through music or film. At age 19 he moved to Long Island and went to State University of NewYork Nassau Community College. He did not know one person in NewYork yet still managed to beat his opponent for college president by 2 votes, 254 to 252 in Atif’s favor. After becoming the Student Government President he earned a scholarship to NewYork University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Atif earned his bachelors of science in Media, Culture and Communication and prior to graduating in May 2009, he was involved in his first major motion feature film. At NYU he worked for the President John Sexton in the NYU Abu Dhabi divison and always knew what type of role he would play in his own business ventures.

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tif Sial is a 24 year old renaissance man. He is working on his third Hip Hop Single, managing the careers of two models, sourcing financing for four major A-List Hollywood Films (including a 3d Film), all while attempting to live a normal lifestyle in NewYork City. He is a Pakistani Hip Hop Artist/Film Producer/And Talent Manager. Atif Sial aka “The Magic Brownie” was born in Punjab Pakistan and moved to the United States when he was only four years old. He grew up with four sisters and one older brother in St. Louis, MO. Two of his siblings are physicians, one is a physican’s assistant in neurosurgery, another is a teacher and his final sibling is an architect. His interest always rested in the arts because he views the media as a medium to combat competitively against both covert and overt racism as well as hate on a broad scale.


Pakistani Hip Hop Artist / Film Producer and Talent Manager.

“Recovery” which has sold over 2 million copies. So why is an artist who worked with one of the biggest rappers in the last decade working with a Pakistani Hip Hop Artist? Well I guess the world will soon find out when The Magic Brownie shares his musical treats. His colleagues consider him a straight shooter, a gentleman and above all a scholar of life. Age is no boundary and fear has no limit when matched with hard work and dedication. “The Magic Brownie” came to me through an epiphany that someone needs to step up in the mainstream music game and represent for South East Asians... In ENGLISH! When speaking to Magic he claims, “I want my music to make people want to hear my music and get goosebumps. Really feel it”. The Magic Brownie is working with artists in Pakistan, India, the UK, however has found a tremendous amount of support and excitement in his hometown of NewYork City.

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He takes every aspect of his involvement in any respective sub-field within the entertainment industry with the same level of excellence. Although he has been working on his music since he was eleven years old-he always knew he would work in multiple subfields within the entertainment industry. Film became a passion and opened up opportunities that he never previously imagined. He is currently working on the finance side of the film industry and is exponentially growing his network to enable his dreams to come true. He is in contact with A-list Hollywood film producers with proven track records, as well as hedge funds that invest in films. Through hard work and perseverence he is connecting film makers with financing through potentially directing a multi-million dollar film fund. Atif Sial was born on June 2nd, 1986 and is a true Gemini. He is a man of many hats and is ambitious to create an empire out of his brand, which encompasses film, music, and fashion. He manages 2 models, one male and one female. Nayab Ahmed (former Miss Pakistan NewYork) and Abdullah Akhtar. Both walked for top Pakistani designers (Umar Sayeed, Rani Emaan and many more) in Dallas and NewYork also for HSY (won best couture designer at Dubai Fashion Week). Although it may seem like his interest are varied, they all have one common thread. Entertainment. Atif is getting ready to debut his singles and is currently talking to some of the biggest names in the music industry. He has prepared two singles for the world that encompass who he is. One is entitled “Eh Dirty”, which seamlessly blends hip-hop with punjabi lyrics on the bridge. His other single is entitled “New York” and features Script Shepherd. Script Shepherd produced and is currently featured on Track 11 of the top selling CD on Billboard right now, eminem’s

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Shaw Festival Exciting Directions for the Shaw Festival


wo plays opening at The Shaw this month represent the recent expansion of the Shaw Festival mandate in the most compelling ways. In 2000, outgoing artistic director Christopher Newton expanded the mandate of The Shaw to include “new plays about the period of Shaw’s lifetime – 18561950”. The idea is to offer audiences a contemporary look at this important period in mankind’s evolution. This was a parting gift to incoming Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell who made a solid reputation for herself developing new plays and championing the work of Canadian playwrights. During her past eight seasons at The Shaw, Maxwell has acclaimed productions of Michel Marc Bouchard’s The Coronation Voyage (2003) Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Belle Moral (2005 & 2008), Lillian Groag’s The Magic Fire (2006) and Michel Tremblay’s Albertine in Five Times (2009). For The Shaw’s 2010 season, Maxwell programmed Linda Griffith’s Age of Arousal, a rousing theatrical production set in surrealistic Victorian England. Considered “one of Canada’s originals”, playwright Linda Griffiths has tackled a range of subjects and roles including both Margaret and Pierre Trudeau in her

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David Schurmann as Billy Rice in The Entertainer. Photo:Emily Cooper

play Maggie and Pierre, poet Gwendolyn MacEwan in Alien Creature and Wallis Simpson in The Duchess. In Age of Arousal, Griffiths places us firmly in England circa 1885, a time of immense passion and confusion, and London faces a population imbalance that leaves it with half a million more women than men. The lead character Mary Barfoot (played by Donna Belleville) is an ex-suffragette and proprietor of a secretarial school who leads women to

Donna Belleville as Mary Barfoot and Jenny Young as Rhoda Nunn in Age of Arousal. Photo: David Cooper

their emancipation through the typewriter! When her lover and business partner Rhoda Nunn (played by Jenny Young) enrols the three spinster Madden sisters (played by Sharry Flett, Kelli Fox and Zarrin Darnell-Martin) unexpected passions and secret desires are unleashed as they each learn what being a New Woman can truly mean. Actor Gray Powell plays Mary Barfoot’s nephew, Everard - the only male character in this sometimes funny, always gripping, drama. In 2009, The Shaw took that juxtaposition of old and new even further expanding the mandate once again to now include works by playwrights who wrote “in the spirit of Bernard Shaw”. As Maxwell states “we thought it was important to show that continuum by presenting plays, like Shaw’s, that provoke, scratch beneath the surface and challenge the status quo”. John Osborne’s The Entertainer was chosen to open a new space, the Studio Theatre, located in the new Donald and Elaine Triggs Production Centre adjacent to the Festival Theatre. In 2010, The Shaw features Caryl Churchill’s Serious

The interior of the Festival Theatre is warm and inviting.

Gray Powell as Everard Barfoot and Donna Belleville as Mary Barfoot in Age of Arousal. Photo: David Cooper

The cast of Serious Money. Photo: David Coope

Money – a prescient look at corporate greed and financial success a la the 1980’s. Directed by Eda Holmes, Serious Money is an amazingly timely satirical ride through a world of financial empire building, where sacrificing kith and kin is the norm and making a profit is the only reason for existing. The London Stock Market of the 1980’s is brought to life on the Studio theatre stage through the rhyming verses, songs, flashbacks and the colourful language of ‘serious moneyspeak”. The intertwining dramatic narratives of commercial paper dealer Jake Todd’s (played by Ken James Stewart) suspected murder and corporate raider Billy Corman’s ( played by Graeme Sommerville) corporate takeover attempt exposes the complexity and unscrupulousness of insider trading. Convinced her brother was murdered,

Scilla Todd (played by Marla McLean), takes it upon herself to find, not only her brother’s killer, but also how he was making ‘serious money’. This extraordinary cast also features Ali Momen as the banker “Zac” Zackerman, as well as Anthony Bekenn, Kyle Blair, Lisa Condrington, Nicola correia-Damude, Julie course, Ijeoma Emesowum, Lorne Kennedy, Billy Lake, Colin Lepage, Ben Sanders, David Schurmann, Steven Sutcliffe, Helen Taylor and Kelly Wong all taking on multiple roles throughout the show. Age of Arousal plays on the Court House stage until October 10 and Serious Money appears on the Studio Theatre stage until September 12. To order tickets call the box office at 1-800-511 SHAW (7429) or go on-line to

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Whiter and Brighter!


o, this is not part of your typical washing detergent commercial sales gimmick, but a very valid question patients bring out at their dentist’s office, some of the many questions poised are will my teeth whiten?, How long can I whiten them?, Will it damage my teeth?, I am very sensitive should I do it? How light will they get? One thing I often ask myself, obviously not to the patients, is it really necessary for your teeth? Just like we all have different hair and skin color, people also have different tooth colors. Some teeth are darker than others, while others yellow with aging. The constant wear and tear also causes micro cracks in teeth which get filled with stains and the repeated color in food and drinks also promotes the lack luster appearance with time. Well let us all be on the same page that whitening is cosmetic and done at your own discretion, expectations play a major role in teeth whitening, but results can vary just as any procedure depending on staining or color of teeth being whitened, frequency, technique used, after care. Typical ways to bleach teeth would be either at the dentist’s office or by using at-home whitening products with agents including concentrations of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide Professional whitening at the dentist office is usually an hour long appointment that involves good isolation of the teeth, gum and application of higher concentration of bleaching gel which is chemically or light activated, there are multiple chair- side bleaching techniques available depending on what each office or the dentist utilizes. The results do vary but are clearer after the office

visit, hence this type of bleaching is the fastest with results seen. At home whitening is usually controlled by patients either with purchase of over the counter products such as gels, pastes, strips, trays or custom made trays and results seems to be more delayed and also depends on compliance as well. All bleaching causes tooth sensitivity and can sometimes also cause gum irritation, it is recommended to either discontinue use for a few days and use of fluoridated toothpaste and the sensitivity will dissipate within 24-48 hrs. All bleaching agents used to whiten teeth will only work on natural tooth structure. Hence any fillings, veneers, crowns and bridges will not bleach or whiten. All dental work would need to be replaced to match the newly whitened teeth. Generally, immediately after bleaching, the color will fade due to color in food and drink and may remain approx. 6 months to a year, sometimes longer. It is recommended for maintenance to touch up your smile and prolong the whitening effects by simply avoiding dark and colored beverages and food also tobacco should be avoided. Well you are not alone if you feel you need to be Whiter and Brighter, according to a 1998 study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 85% of adults believe that an unattractive smile makes a person less appealing to the opposite sex , Enjoy the confidence that comes with a sparkling smile and make up your mind if you can keep up with the routine at home whitening methods or if you are ready to walk into your dentists office and get prepped up for a younger and dazzlingly pearly whites.

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discovery that touches and inspires. Their tales of addiction and heartache, depression, an HIV positive diagnosis and a penchant for sex, drugs and rock-and-roll will move you as they share how they overcame these challenges and transformed them into their greatest life victories. DVD proceeds benefit Yoga-Recess in School to bring yoga-based health education into classrooms.

About National Yoga Month In 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services designated September as NationalYoga Month, one of a select number of national health observances. Since then, the initiative has taken root as a global awareness campaign, educating, inspiring and motivating people to achieve a healthy lifestyle. For a TITANS OF YOGA movie trailer, free yoga classes and to signup for ONE WEEK FREE YOGA, people can visit Contact: Yoga Health Foundation, Phone: 310 928 6638 Email:

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he TITANS OF YOGA movie world premiere September 1st in Los Angeles, California will kick-off National Yoga Month September, an awareness campaign to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle. This September, people from across the country can get ONE WEEK FREE YOGA at participating yoga studios and join over 1,000 National Yoga Month events in communities nationwide. Johannes R. Fisslinger, co-founder of NationalYoga Month says: “Whether you’re trying it for the first time or are an experienced yogi looking to deepen your practice, there’s never been a more opportune time to practice yoga.” Yoga is one of the oldest known sciences in the world and is widely acknowledged as a highly effective complementary alternative medicine. As people explore ways to take better care of themselves and even reduce health care costs, yoga and meditation give us a proven way to do so. For the first time ever, the Official NationalYoga Month movie “TITANS OF YOGA”, brings together twenty-five of the most prominent figures in the worlds of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness, from Dr. Dean Ornish, a physician consultant to President Clinton, to Lilias Folan, the “First Lady ofYoga.” As they share their own life experiences from the tragic to the ecstatic, the Titans embark on a journey of self-



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Dal Ka Dhokla

in a pressure cooker or any steamer you may have for about 15 minutes. You can check it if it is cooked, by using a tooth pick. Let it rest for about 5 minutes before cutting into diamond pieces. Heat the remaining oil, add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Pour this over the dhokla. Sprinkle the grated coconut and dhania. Serve hot as is or with a side of dhania chutney.


2 cups par boiled rice 1 cup urad dal 1 cup channa dal 1 & 1/2 tbsp oil 1 - 2 tsp eno or fruit salt 1 tsp mustard seeds Some curry leaves 1 tbsp of grated coconut Fresh dhania Salt per taste 1 tsp turmeric powder METHOD



Left over idli or dosa batter Vegetables of your choice. I bell pepper and carrots Pizza sauce or tomato chutney Cheese of your choice Pickled jalapenos (optional) Oil according to amount of vegetables Salt per taste 106 SEPT. / OCT. 2010

Grate carrots, and thinly slice the bell pepper. Heat some oil in a pan and sautĂŠ the vegetable just enough until they soften, add salt as per taste. Turn off the heat. Heat dosa pan and pour a laddle full of batter just like you would for an uttappam, a little on the thicker side rather than the thin crispy dosa. Cover it with a lid while it is cooking. Flip the side and turn off the stove and let it cook iin that heat for about a minute or two. Now flip it again and pour some pizza sauce or tomato chutney on the dosa and spread it just like you would on a pizza. Turn on the heat back and keep it on sim and place all the vegetables, jalapenos and sprinkle cheese, cover it with a lid until cheese starts to melt. Cut it with a pizza cutter or a knife into slices and serve. This dish was such a hit among kids and grown-ups alike. So enjoy it in your next party!

Recipe source author Priya Kothari : 365 Days of Pure Vegetarian -

Soak par boiled rice, urad dal and channa dal separately in water overnight. The next day grind the urad dal. Add little water if necessary. Then to this, add the channa dal and rice and grind well. It could be a little coarse. Add salt, mix well and taste. Adjust if necessary. Cover it with a lid and let it ferment. Once fermented, just before making dhokla's heat 1 tbsp oil and add turmeric powder. Pour this into the batter and add eno, mix well. Grease a pan with oil and pour this batter half way through it. Steam it


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ZODIAC PREDICTIONS ARIES:You might be making some changes in your profession; there are some possibilities of financial difficulties regarding pending of payments. September presents an opportunity to get rid of difficulties in your life. You could be distinctive towards perfection in your work. You are more tending to even differences in a relationship regarding the sharing intimacy and other emotionally charged topics. Either you or your partner shall need a deeper unification. Try not to be anxious within relationship, as your relationship seems to be full of conflicts and reconciliations. It is advisable to think of what you and your partner want for yourselves and from the relationship.

GEMINI:You need working conditions that satisfy you technically and to prevail desired atmosphere. You may decide to invest in gadgets to sharpen your efficiency at home and at office too. This is perfect time where you can build trust in your family life for a strong foundation within yourself.You might establish a harmonious environment through friendly relations at your working sector & could find that your skills been appreciated. Mental and intellectual growth comes to you by now as scope and thrust of your activities may undergo a startling, but pleasing metamorphosis.You might become gregariously active in your quest for pleasures and especially magnetic as a new romance or even a series of romances is quite possible.

TAURUS: This seems a damn playful time waited after a period of self-protectiveness, you seem to get spontaneous and willing to take risks. A happy period comes to you to spice up your life. Do not fly too far and avoid over-confidence as some possible mishap may be lurking. Single seems to get more eager than usual to enter into a devoted relationship. You are flexible when it comes to your relationships, as you are willing to negotiate and make harmony. It is an appropriate time to take care of your health, as a situation left unchanged could easily result in health problems, as it could be routinely overwork. Your services may be in demand and you could make some important strides forward.

CANCER:You really need to learn to co-relate with others on personal level. Carelessness should be avoided while important correspondence, contacts, inputs, data and information, work-related projects should not been neglected, if you want to achieve your goals. Passion is in the air, innate for you to turn on the magic without even lifting a finger. Your powers of magnetism shall see new heights this month. Any affair begun now been characterized by liveliness, excitement, and arousing drama! You may have to invest time and money in homemaking or family activities. There could be new beginnings through buying a home or real estate. Try being helpful to others in the family, and avoid eccentricity as much possible.

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LEO: Financial matters become important at the focus and good moves have to think out, as matters regarding property, rentals, funds, investments, and even cash transactions might hindered. Do not try for fast cash or the quick buck as it can give you a sense of false security.You know instinctively what works best for you; just go sensibly while keeping your own counsel as far as possible. This month, you are especially fond of the family-life., loyalty and sensitivity in your relationships is more important to you than anything else is. You may also tend to have self-centered or provocative communication style, as discussions may become intense, or they may turn into arguments. Extra caution is been advised in driving and transportation. VIRGO: This is a time to make a thorough scrutiny, the truly intimate and personal you. Self-examination is needed minutely and positive action is to be taken where there is room for improvement. You need to establish good working relationships at your office end. All your mental activity will be intensely personal, subjective and even egocentric. There are chances of fresh acquaintances and friendships come to you, giving pleasure, inspiration and ideas. Mental and intellectual growth comes to you by now; it might broaden the vistas of your mind in terms of acquiring new skills. It is socializing and your public image/persona that will be so important. Conflicts might occur over issues of ownership. Some of setbacks in earning potential been indicated, as affecting both income and the resources. LIBRA:You might have a limited sense of awareness this month on the grounds of physical, emotional, financial as well as a sense of being confined and restricted. It might be a better idea to maintain a low profile and be less vocal, as a time to make special efforts to get along with others; professionally and personally. Financial security and enjoyment are your priority, although you value simple pleasures too. This is a stable position for love matters and close relationships. You may be somewhat aggressive and have a short temper, so avoid being over-ambitious. Take charge of your life, but don’t bully others in the progression! This is an excellent phase for assertiveness and physical liveliness.

SCORPIO:You extend warmth and friendship, as well as cooperation at work this month. A lively agenda seems promised, as you initiate interest for making contact with others. This is a time to follow your imaginations to plant a seed in the form of a wish for the future. There is a certain determination building up within you to alter not just your life or circumstances, but practically cast yourself in a new image. You need to connect to the way you want to see yourself, in terms of appearance, health, physique, attitudes and mindset. Activities that demand work alone or in deep concentration are likely to go well. There is also a tendency to negate or ignore feelings of aggression, and not wishing to display them, they are repressed. SAGITTARIUS: The time is being truly generous and your vision is practical right now, as you want to see tangible results for your efforts. Recognition is likely to come your way whether you ask for it or not, and the responsibility that comes right along with it! Be careful as over-optimism can lead to losses or waste. It can also be a time of endings, relationship concerns, and vagueness. Avoid secret dealings and behind the door activities, especially the ones that are not clearly legitimate and justifiable. Avoid allowing the ego to challenge or dictate others. The best way to achieve your goals is to work as a team, or to at least to do some networking. The friends you choose now might prove to your advantage in the end. CAPRICORN: Long-distance and foreign connections, exchange and trade been indicated, you deal with a kind of weariness, even disillusionment, that sets in. A month of exaltation, spirituality, intellectual and morals as cosmic gift comes to you. Forming some possibilities to activities within an organization can figure. Sharing interests with someone is what makes you happy this month. You will be more friendly, magnanimous but also more extravagant. Conflicts with authority are possible now. You may pour more energy into self-promotion or business / career activities. You could find that your talents or services are especially in demand now, however do

not, let your enterprising nature gets interpreted as aggressiveness or insensitivity. AQUARIUS:You should focus your attention on money matters this month, even though there may still be some health problems nagging at you. Pending matters may conclude to an end, there could be a legacy causing you sorrow and relief at the same time. This is an especially introspective month where you have to show your personal strengths and talents. Projects, work, business may all have unexpected snags or be held up. Stress and worry therefore come right back into the scenario. You are socially going getting right now, and success may come though your good managerial qualities or indirectly through your spouse. People who turn your head are those who come across as especially competent. A move, transfer, or relocation of considerable distance is possible. PISCES: It is time to focus on people and relationships, ranging from personal to platonic to just professional. You will surely realize that to help you achieve success your people skills need to be honed. This month also brings you caring, sharing and fine companionship, an overall feeling togetherness and contentment. Public relations and promotion are favored. Success in career / business and rise in popularity and credit, public image can easily been foretold. Possibilities of ego conflicts concerning jointly held possessions or money. Arguments with partners over values are possible. Unexpected news might disturb you deeply. It could be a time of separation of business partnership. Be speculative about spending too much with credit cards. You may also be attracted to strangers.

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