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Ironical words from Hrithik Roshan, who has not only just rendered 2012’s superhit Agneepath but has also spectacularly redefined a role that is an Amitabh Bachchan classic! And to think he almost said no to it!

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o, does he feel pressurised to send the box office cash registers ringing like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan? Hrithik says no. He’s only on a journey to discover his extreme potential. He does not want to survive the competition, he only wants to ‘thrive’. And along the way if he makes a few hundred crores, he’s not going to complain!

Wasn’t Agneepath a film to which you almost said, “No”? I was not inclined to do a remake at all, especially not of something that’s regarded as a classic. And to attempt

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to reprise a role that has been done by Mr. Bachchan that has gone down in history as one of his best. Why should I dig my own grave? But when I heard the narration of the film, I was completely blown away and I said, here is a good film and why should I not be in it? Sanjay Dutt said during Mission Kashmir you were nervous but today you’ve grown to be a fine actor... Yeah, I think I was. I still am. Maybe, I’ve just learned to hide it better now. Aren’t you an actor who gets consumed by the character you play? I’m not a good actor. I need to get consumed and be that person. That’s

the only way I can get my dialogues out. Otherwise as Hrithik, I really can’t.

Today, Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir Khan command massive box office pull. Their films have repeatedly turned out to be Rs 100 crore grossers. Do you as a top, leading actor feel the pressure to measure up? No. The pressure is to always push the bar, regardless of who’s doing what. The pressure is to constantly discover my extreme potential. The only way I can do that is through the challenges I accept in my life. Competition is great, if it’s seen in a healthy manner and it pushes you to excel. It’s a great spirit.


grow, I would never evolve, I would never get to the point where I want to get to. I would never enjoy the present moment. You have to accept the way the universe is meant to be. You cannot resist it. To resist it is the most unintelligent thing. What was your first thought when you spotted that first grey strand of hair? I would enjoy it. I would enjoy it and say, ‘Oh, there.’ I look forward to every chapter of my life. But looks are important in your profession and there is premium attached to youth... No, no. You have to straddle time and ride it like a horse. If you let it get ahead of you, or if you step back and say I don’t want to grow, it’s still going to go that way and you’ll be left behind. Time has to be your slave, you should not be a slave to time. People misinterpret growing. I even look forward to death. It’s not a negative thought. It can empower you if you see it the right way. If you are fearless, and you know that ‘I am here to do my duty, I am here to enjoy this ride that I have chosen to take, my premise is that this is all by choice’. You did a cameo in Don 2 recently. Considering Farhan Akhtar had initially wanted to cast you in Don, life’s come a full circle for you… Yeah, I finally got to play Don.

COMPETITION IS GREAT, IF IT’S SEEN IN A HEALTHY MANNER AND IT PUSHES YOU TO EXCEL. IT’S A GREAT SPIRIT. But it should not be limited. I look at life beyond competition. For instance, if the competition had to fail, if everybody’s film came down to doing 60 crores, I would not then strive for 70 crores. I would still strive for 200 crores, regardless of the competition because I’m on a journey to discover my extreme potential.

You recently celebrated your 38th birthday. When you were inching towards 30, did you say, ‘God, I’m turning 30!? And now, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to be 40!’? No, not really. Superficially, I might react to it, but internally, I’m very comfortable with time and the passing of time. Because if time didn’t pass, I would never

So, Farhan might just cast you in Don 3? No, I don’t think so. There is only one Don and only one Krrish. SRK and Gauri are known as the first couple of Bollywood. They also endorse products together. Do you see yourself and Sussanne endorsing products together? That’s something that will have to be analysed at the time when there is an offer of that kind. I don’t know how I would react. But I won’t say no, I would need to understand it more ’coz there are so many variables attached to it. Are you a bike guy or a car guy? Neither, actually. I’m a foot guy. I love

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Mine is usually sci-fi or an action film or a very serious or emotional film. A lot has been said about your faceoff with Salman Khan. But now you are back to being friends with him... Ae yaar, one second. This is something that cropped up in one newspaper and then discussed by another and then gone back to a third newspaper which had its own point of view. Between Salman and myself, there have been no such issues and I don’t feel the need to get into… It’s never been an issue at all. Recently, there was some Bigg Boss issue that was spoken of by the press. It’s never been anything that’s occurred between Salman and me. I never met him at the airport. The last I met him was at his house when he was preparing to go for his surgery. Isn’t that like obvious? That makes things very clear. Salman and Shah Rukh are warring and don’t talk with each other. How difficult is it for you to be friends with two people who are on the opposite sides? I’ve warred also. I have had fights, but all in school. I’m grown up now. I don’t think I’ve had a fight with anybody, alive or dead since I passed out of college. I don’t feel the need to. I don’t understand why that happens.

walking, I love running, I love sprinting. I love being on the move. I love working out on the beach. But walking on the roads would be impossible with your star status... I run every day on the beach or on the roads. I’m running all the time. No bodyguards… It’s just me and my trainer. Doesn’t it get annoying with people hounding you? They just can’t keep up. Any other sports activities you like doing? Zilch. Everything is for my films. Whatever I learn, whatever I do will somewhere indirectly be for my movies.

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What’s a typical day in the life of Hrithik Roshan like? Early morning gym, 7.30 am, running on the beach. Even on your day off you’d look forward to that? I look forward to my off days because I can do that without any pressure of time. Spending time with my kids at home, just cleaning things. Reorganising my desk, watching a movie with Sussanne and the kids. Spending some fight time with my two boys. Would there be any kind of debate on what kind of films Sussane and you should watch? We take turns. There’s one time when it’s Sussanne and the next time will be my choice. Her’s is usually romantic comedy.

Who are your 4 am friends in the industry? Sussanne comes first. Obviously, I’ll bring her up first. Apart from that, there’s Uday Chopra, there’s Prashant Issar, he’s an ad filmmaker. Yeah, I guess these two. Are you in touch with Barbara Mori? Yeah, of course I am still in touch. Are there plans of doing more films with her? No, sometimes, there’s this faint hope that maybe we’ll get to do another film with each other. She misses the (Indian) food. She was one of the most amazing co-stars that I’ve worked with. Are you motivated by money or accolades? Both to a certain extent and neither in other ways. What truly drives my core is just my desire to stay inspired because


I HAVE JUST ASKED A LOT OF QUESTIONS TO MYSELF AND HAVE HAD LIFE ANSWER THEM FROM TIME TO TIME. I DON’T LIKE TO REPEAT THE SAME MISTAKES. otherwise you don’t have a challenge… I think 35 years is enough to understand what life is about. If post-35 you are not happy, then you are either stupid or just plain unintelligent. After 35, you’ve got to understand what is what. I’m a very aware person. I am very aware of my motives, reasons, cause and effect of human behaviour, which is why I never have any misunderstandings with people because I understand myself. You come across as peaceful, content man, almost like having no mean bone in your body. It seems as if Hrithik Roshan has just come out of an Art of Living course… No, I haven’t done the Art of Living course. I have just asked a lot of questions to myself and have had life answer them from time to time. I don’t like to repeat the same mistakes.

No, I would spoil it. I don’t have the talent to do that. What do you think of actors who are part of such comedies? I have immense respect. To understand your forte and then explore it to the best possible is a great thing. What emotion can you relate to when playing a character on screen? The underdog. Which Bollywood actor can give you stiff competition on the dance floor? Most of them. Ranbir (Kapoor) and Shahid (Kapoor) and Ranveer (Singh). All three of them are fantastic.

After Dhoom 2, you haven’t played a baddie. What is the advantage of playing negative roles? It’s not an advantage. It’s contrast. Keeping things alive by doing different things is exciting. I’m always bouncing off from one extreme towards the other. Your kids are mamma’s boys or daddy’s darlings? Right now, they are mamma’s boys because I don’t have enough play time. When I do take them out, I take over them completely. And then I won’t care. What title would you give your autobiography? You know I took six months to get a fix on a name for my first born. For an autobiography, I would be spending the next 15 years to pen down the title. Basically, I’m constantly a ‘work in progress’ person. I’m undefinable. Maybe something like that it would be. So when will you write your book? I don’t know. Maybe I’ll surprise everyone.

In the future, where do you see yourself – as Sunny Deol, who has not been able to keep up with the times or as Amitabh Bachchan, who has defied time? I always see myself striving for the better. No matter what. Is there a film you’d like to do for your kids? Well, I’m doing Krrish 3. Can’t better that! Kangna Ranaut has said on screen, she would like to be Anarkali and you would make for the perfect Salim… I don’t know if I’d make the perfect anything but Kangna is a lovely girl and a fantastic person. I’ve worked with her as an actor and as an assistant as well on Krrish 3 sets. If offered masala films like Ready, Welcome or Thank You, do you see yourself fitting into the scheme of things?

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in profile Much has been written about Priyanka Gandhi’s husband and Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law, Robert Vadra, but no one can claim to know the real man. Despite facing the danger of getting overshadowed by such strong political figures, Robert has always stood his own ground and has emerged as a complete man.

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ith the dust settling around his so-called controversial motorbike rally, where he allegedly made his intention of joining politics known, Robert Vadra is busy planning his next business meeting. His calm demeanour shows that it is an accepted way of living. Over the years, Robert Vadra has evolved from being a mere spectator to a participant in the process of politics. There is no denying that it has happened because of the family he is married into and he has come to accept that fact.

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SELFBELIEF IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. AND, I AM LUCKY TO HAVE BEEN INSTILLED WITH THE RIGHT VALUES. It has, therefore, become part of his daily life when he gets to hear something or the other (not always flattering) about himself. He doesn’t get perturbed by the negative comments that keep coming his way. Not anymore. Says his friend Sanjeev Laroia, “I’ve seen success and fame taking its toll on people; they usually give in to the good life, become complacent and the slide begins; But not Robert. Anyone who knows him well would concur that fame, if at all, was just an event. Rather than basking in its glory, he turned it into a catalyst towards an amazing journey of transformation and self improvement. On the personal front, he worked very hard on his fitness, appearance and conduct. At the same time, on the work front, he continued to explore new avenues and invested time, effort and energy in learning new skills...before he pursued them.” Not that it was easy for a regular businessman to adapt to living under scrutiny 24/7. “My 15 years of marriage began with no understanding of the life that was to follow. Slowly and gradually, I have learnt how to deal with the

constant pressure. But I believe that one needs to be happy in one’s own skin. You can’t please everyone. Exposure is very important. When sometimes my children, Raihan and Miraya, have had a rough day with their peers at school, I point out to them that it was just one kid or two that were against you. There are always positive and negative sides in life and you must focus on the positives as we cannot have everybody’s acceptance. Self-belief is extremely important. And, I am lucky to have been instilled with the right values,” says Vadra. Maybe, that explains how Robert Vadra has managed to retain his identity in spite of being married to the daughter of a family that is larger than life for all Indians. Says Suhel Seth, “I believe Robert Vadra has shown great dignity in not responding to wild allegations and to be fair, has been more understated than most other sons-in-law. Ranjan Bhattacharya, Vajpayee’s son-in-law, was and did influence policy and postings. No one can accuse Vadra of that. There is no doubt that he will remain a soft target, but the reality is, he is also confident in his own skin so that helps as well.”

His friends believe that it is not easy to have a very grounded outlook in such circumstances, but Vadra somehow manages to do that. “My family is in politics and I am a businessman. We deal with our issues in our own way. I like to lead a simple life.” His friend Rajeev Khanna has observed that Robert never throws his weight around (despite being married into the Gandhi family). “He has deep respect for his wife and brother-in-law’s efforts in the complicated political climate. I wish Rob all the very best as a person,” he says and adds, “He will always risk pushing the limits to find out how far he can actually go in life.” Born in Moradabad UP, Vadra joined his father’s business at an early age, travelling neighbouring towns for sourcing raw material and grew up seeing the family business evolve, understanding the needs of the business. From engaging with the workers to interacting with the biggest buyers in the industry, he has done it all the hard way. He started his own business when he was just 24 years of age. People in the same trade as Vadra say that Robert Vadra would take samples to people’s shops and trade fairs. As Vadra says, “It was tough to do something on your own. But, I don’t believe in giving up, so I persevered. Also, the experience helped me a lot to learn about my own strengths.” Suhel Seth has the last word when it comes to defining Robert’s passion for

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his work. “To my mind, he has created a niche legitimate space for himself in the world of business which too is a far cry from other political family members,” he opines. Style and Robert have always been synonymous. Vadra was recently awarded as the Most Stylish Man (people’s choice) by HT City, the coloured supplement of the Hindustan Times. Says Vadra’s friend of 25 years, fashion designer, Ashish Soni, “Right from school days, Robert has always had a fearless sense of style, which was quirky in his teens. He’s come into his own now and manages to mix the young and trendy with the sharp and sophisticated to create his unique style. He’s one of the most stylish men I know. With his fantastic diet and fitness regime, he still fits into the clothes I made for his wedding,” says Ashish. “Fitness is a passion. My Facebook page has a fitness tip for everyone, but in a fun way. Exercising for me is relaxing. I like to push myself. If a friend says that’s it and that he can’t do more, I always tell him that the mantra is, ‘Don’t give up,’” smiles Robert proudly. Rajeev Khanna, known as a bike enthusiast, was also drawn into friendship with Vadra because of his passion for the outdoors. “I first met Rob (as I call him) around 10 years ago at a golf course in Delhi. He came across to me as a simple and humble human being with great positive energy. He is extremely fond of the outdoors with wide ranging interests which include bikes, cars, scuba diving, cycling, golf, a drive towards physical fitness, and most importantly, a passion for life.” His passion for life has been appreciated, but what about his ambition in life? Vadra says that his ambition is to do better than last year. “I strive to get better and better in every aspect of my life. One day, I would like to write a book on fitness and the experiences of my life.” Huh? But, what about statements like, ‘I could win from anywhere’ that he recently made while campaigning in UP? He is ready with an answer. “That sounded so arrogant. That’s definitely not what I am. After so many years in my

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“FITNESS IS A PASSION. MY FACEBOOK PAGE HAS A FITNESS TIP FOR EVERYONE, BUT IN A FUN WAY. EXERCISING FOR ME IS RELAXING. I LIKE TO PUSH MYSELF.” family business, I was asked if I were to take over, how and what I would do. And, I replied I will surely take it ahead to new levels and make it a success. This was also said with the same thought. After many years of visiting the constituencies and campaigning with my wife’s family, when I was asked if I would win an election if I decided to contest, my answer was surely, a yes. Why would you think I would undermine myself and say, ‘ No, I will lose?’ If you understand the needs of the people and feel you can make a difference then I think anyone would answer the way I did. My point was that, yes, I can bring a change with or without contesting.” There is no clear answer as yet on whether or not he will join politics. Says Robert Vadra, “I am open to it as any other person in our country is.

But, no matter how I put it, it is always misconstrued. If I categorically say, ‘no’, it won’t be right because it would seem that I am averse to something that my family is involved in and if I say, ‘yes’, then it is seen as misplaced aspiration. As far as I am concerned, I haven’t made any decision as yet. When I feel I can make a difference, when there is a calling then I will probably lean towards politics.” Robert Vadra is known among his friends as one who likes to stay focused and keep things simple. “I like to do one thing at a time.” Agrees Manoj Arora who has been working with Vadra for many years, “Mr Vadra has an amazing capability of switching from one aspect to another. He always bounces back to where he belongs.” Concludes Robert Vadra, “All I would like to say is that the future is bright.”


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Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor talks about her life with husband Shashi Tharoor, the IPL controversy and her past...

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he gorgeous Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor has always been in the news for the wrong reasons. If you recall, she is the first-time MP from Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor, renounced his ministerial berth for, after a row over Sunanda holding a sweat-equity in the Kochi IPL franchise. But that’s all water under the bridge… After her marriage to the debonair Shashi Tharoor, Sunanda has slowly hit the Delhi social circles in a big way. Today, the celebrated couple resides at Delhi’s elite 97 Lodhi Estate right opposite the Indian Habitat Centre – the perfect address to be a part of the Capital’s crème de la crème. LIVIN’WITH & LOVIN’ SHASHI THAROOR Dressed in natty jeans, shirt and high leather boots, with a poncho thrown over her shirt, Sunanda comes across as an amiable person. Just the mention of

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her husband’s name brings a twinkle to her eyes. Blushing charmingly, Sunanda admits that their love is still palpable and the fair Kashmiri beauty insists, “Each day with Shashi seems like a new day for me, and I’m lovin’ it. This one year has restored my faith in the institution of marriage.” When Sunanda married Shashi in August 2010, it raised a lot of eyebrows, but it looks like the third marriage for both of them has resulted in a successful bond. We ask her whether too much travelling stresses her out. Pat comes the reply, “I enjoy being with Shashi. I love seeing him speak at lectures, launches, seminars et al. Yes, life is hectic with Shashi. But otherwise, I am a complete home bird.” She adds, “I have not been focusing on the professional front for a year because I’ve been concentrating more on being a wife and juggling being a long distance mother.”

And how does she cope with the attention her handsome husband gets? “Women do gush over him, but not in an obscene way. Often women ask me if I feel insecure having a good-looking husband. I always reply that I feel secure in my skin and both of us are very secure about each other, so there’s no question of being insecure,” says Sunanda. Marriage with Shashi has brought about a lot of changes in Sunanda’s lifestyle. “I haven’t changed as a person but the biggest change in my life is wearing traditional attire - saris and salwar kameezes. I have always loved my western wear - jeans, trousers and

skirts. But today, I wear traditional clothes because Shashi likes it. He hates me in jeans.” smiles Sunanda. Nostalgically, she reminisces, “I never behaved like a girl when I was young. I was a tomboy as I grew up with boys. People used to mistake me for a boy.” Incidentally, Sunanda was recently voted by a magazine as being one of the most stylish women in the country. Says she, “I don’t think I am stylish. I just go with the flow of the moment. I don’t follow trends blindly. At a recent event, I wore boots, a sari and an Armani jacket; I got so many compliments! I am not diet conscious. I hog like a pig, I eat 40 times in a day. I believe my beauty secrets come from my mother. I can say I have good DNA.” IPL & MORE… What about the IPL controversy? Sunanda insists it doesn’t agonize her at all. She sets the record straight with, “I believe Lalit Modi was jealous of Shashi. He just wanted to get the whole issue out of context, wherever Shashi was concerned. All Shashi was trying to do was get his own IPL team from Kerala and I was getting Dubai entrepreneurs to invest money in it. It was a misconception that was purposely placed. There was never any sweat-equity or 70 crores as stated. You can easily see it now that the Kochi team is there.” She adds, “In view of my extensive international experience as a business executive, marketing manager and entrepreneur, I was invited to assist Rendezvous Sports World particularly in the areas of fund-raising, networking, event management and brand building. Because this was a start-up, I was told that in lieu of a salary, they would grant me minor equity in Rendezvous in return for my efforts, which is a common practice across the world for start-ups and projects of this nature. “But those were very tough days indeed. Just when everything around us was going wrong, I also lost my mother who passed away just after the IPL issue. She was really upset with my name being ridiculed endlessly. But what made us sail through was Shashi’s and my love for each other. Being a spiritual person also helped me a lot. Even today, when I think

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about it, I feel sad. But speaking to my husband, who’s so wonderfully romantic, perks me up immediately!” BEING MALIGNED “Many people confessed later that they misunderstood me during the IPL controversy. But the way the media projected my image was disheartening. Earlier, I believed a lot in the media. But when I started seeing false news about me, I lost faith in newspapers and TV channels. Media today is all about TRPs, they don’t cross-examine facts about the person. This is the reason Shashi gets upset easily with journalists,” says Sunanda, who is often considered a rebel. But she disagrees, stating, “I am not a rebel. I have always done things in my life that I wanted to do. I am outspoken, which people call big-mouthed. I am what I say I am. I take people at face value. If somebody says anything behind my back, it doesn’t matter to me. But I will not say anything behind anybody’s back.”

Clearing the air about the reports in the media about her professional background, Sunanda says, “It’s very sad; if you are young and slightly goodlooking, people consider you dumb. In India, people easily typecast you. I was always into the real estate business. I never had a spa center nor was I a beautician. I have done a lot of different things professionally. I organised charity events, I was a facilitator with the Indian Emotional Intelligence in the US. I also had a HR firm, where we used to hire engineers from India for the US. When 9/11 happened, I entered the real estate business and worked with the Dubai government. Property is one business where you can continue from where you

left off. I still love making deals. There is absolutely nothing wrong in making money, provided you do it with hard work and intelligence.” POLITICAL LEARNING? We ask her whether she’ll ever join politics… Sunanda avers, “I am not interested in learning this kind of politics from Shashi. Maybe later, if I do enter politics, I would do something for Kashmir. I am Kashmiri; for me Kashmir is of paramount importance. I want Indians and the rest of the world to handle Kashmir in a better way.” ALL FOR A CAUSE What keeps her happy is her inclination

“I AM NOT A REBEL. I HAVE ALWAYS DONE THINGS IN MY LIFE THAT I WANTED TO DO. I AM OUTSPOKEN, WHICH PEOPLE CALL BIGMOUTHED. I AM WHAT I SAY I AM. I TAKE PEOPLE AT FACE VALUE. towards spirituality and her philanthropic initiatives. “I am a spiritually inclined person. I feel that God has put me in a position where I can influence people. From next year, I will dedicate my time to the cause of women amenities. It’s very sad that I don’t have a daughter and not even a sister. But I care a lot about the girl child.” Talking about her recent venture of e-toilets, she says, “We are bringing in a European concept where not only the toilets, but the floors also get cleaned automatically. We are planning to put up 100 toilets each in Kerala, Kolkata and Kashmir through the Chandran Tharoor Foundation. I want to deal with the issue of sanitation with seriousness.” She adds, “I believe Shashi when he says that when you educate a girl, you educate a family. But when you educate a boy, you just educate a boy.” Here’s a couple whose hearts not only beat for each other, but also for similar passions in life… And that’s what makes this beautiful power couple tick!

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CIRCUIT BLESSINGS FROM THE ENEMY CAMP

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fter Rahul baba’s aggressive campaigns in Uttar Pradesh went completely kaput, what with Samajwadi Party’s (SP) stupendous victory, instantly all the attention has shifted to the latest yuva neta, Akhilesh Yadav, who successfully scripted this win. Reportedly, during the election campaigns in UP, all wasn’t well between the Congress and the SP as Akhilesh aggressively took on

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Rahul’s highly dramatic act of tearing up a paper which had a list of election promises of his political opponents. Apparently, Akhilesh caustically commented that Rahul may as well jump from the stage now to vent his anger. But now, as the dust has settled in UP, even the party dynamics have drastically changed. This was evident in Delhi recently when the Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi unexpectedly walked across the Parliament’s Central Hall in order to greet SP’s honcho, Mulayam Singh Yadav. To top it all, the young gun, Akhilesh, who had taken the Congress head on, was surprisingly seen reciprocating Sonia’s gesture by touching her feet to take her blessings. We guess, now ‘all is well’ between the SP and the Congress, thanks to the numbers game. Politicians sure make for strange bedfellows.

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ook who is making the social rounds recently. A very fierce looking and literally nishabd Jiah Khan is seen with a new hairstyle, a new designer outfit and a new pose at almost every event. We agree that it is not rare for a starlet to be seen at such places, but can someone please tell us what Jiah Khan’s agenda is? No endorsements, no movies but just photo-ops seem to be her flavour lately. Well, all that is okay to keep the audience remember her for a while but our word of wisdom would be to bag a good project to back up these appearances. The same smile in every picture can get pretty boring after a while.

PARLIAMENT HISTRIONICS

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elhi had drama queen Rakhi Sawant prancing in the Parliament recently. The ministers expected a feast for their eyes, but unfortunately, she was fully clad in parliamentary uniform—a white salwar-kameez. Famously infamous for her desperate publicity generating antics, controversy czarina, Rakhi Sawant, left no stone unturned in promoting herself. Reportedly, Rakhi’s intention for the visit was simply to meet the Congress President Sonia Gandhi and convey her message to come out with a fair budget. That’s surprisingly a wannabe-intellectual attempt coming from her. She warmly greeted SP’s Mulayam Singh Yadav, RJD’s Lalu Yadav and other leaders. Having earlier expressed her fondness for Rahul Gandhi, during this visit, she is said to have praised the Finance Minister, Pranab Mukerjee, saying he would make a good budget. The highly dramatic item girl reportedly stressed that even though she had come uninvited, she wasn’t there for any film promotion, but was in fact interested in seeing the Parliament and how it functions. We shudder to think if politics is next on Rakhi’s agenda.

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HEROGIRI FOR SONAM AND RHEA KAPOOR

WAY TO GO RAHUL DRAVID!

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he fashionforward Kapoor sisters of Bollywood, Sonam and Rhea, have sniffed a movie opportunity in Mainak Dhar’s book Herogiri. The book is about a working class hero with superpowers. The author is a Bangkok-based IIM grad and Head of Marketing, Procter and Gamble, ASEAN. Dhar says the Anil Kapoor Film Company evinced interest in his book a few months after it was published in 2010. Funnily enough, in the novel, Dhar describes a Bollywood film being made on the life of the superhero, Arnab Bannerjee. The IIM grad says he’s personally not a fan of the IIT/IIM author tag simply because it’s usually used as a convenient

publicity gimmick. “I am 38 years old, and what I am as a person and author has been shaped by many experiences and influences, several more important than going to a particular educational institution for a couple of years. I think you have so many writers from such colleges for a simple reason. Being a writer requires a person to be three things—articulate, imaginative, and disciplined. Not surprisingly, such people do pretty well academically, and in the way we have traditionally bought up our kids, the ‘natural’ path for them has been to do engineering or management.” So, is there a formula that the IIMs/IITs teach you, we asked. “I wish there was such a thing, and if there was one, it must have been taught in one of the classes I bunked,” says Dhar.

here may be 1,756,437 reasons why Rahul Dravid is called The Wall and also loved. Here’s one more. At the launch of Abhinav Bindra’s book, A Shot at History, Dravid released the book and was in conversation with Rohit Brijnath, who had also authored the book along with Abhinav Bindra. During the discussion, Brijnath told the audience that Rahul’s pursuit of excellence was a continuous process and recounted a visit to Dravids’ home. His wife, Vijetha Dravid, being a great cook that she is, had cooked up a spread but Rahul only picked at his food. When asked why, he replied that he was in training despite the next match being a few months away. Dravid later added that for him, getting into the zone, a concept that most sports people talk about, meant having a strong work ethic, without the stress of competition. But, lest you took him to be an all-work-andno-play kind of guy, Dravid revealed a humorous side when he said, “Although my wife thinks it’s an escape from reality. I don’t have to worry about the electricity at home.”

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o, Naqaab actress Urvashi Sharma tied the knot with her boyfriend and actor-cumproducer and Vice-Chairman of the JMJ Group Sachiin Joshi amongst fanfare at a glitzy fivestar hotel in Mumbai. While the couple looked ravishing in their splendour, the guest list too had an interesting turn out. From the famous director duo Abbas-Mustan, Sohail Khan to even the usually reclusive Nagesh Kukunoor, were present at the party. What surprised us a tad bit was the fact that although Urvashi couldn’t really make it big in Bollywood, her marriage party was quite a crowd puller as far as the Bollywood crowd was concerned. Now we are left wondering if it was her charm that roped in the guests or her husband’s and his family’s clout.

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A BOOK OUT OF NOTHING

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fter his autobiography, Made in India, Biddu, the ageless composerproducer is back with his first book of fiction, Curse of the Godman. Set in the tea plantations of Darjeeling, Biddu says the idea for the book came to him when he was sitting on a beach in Spain and doing what he does best: nothing. “That’s right, I can just sit for hours and do nothing, but think,’’ says the charming music legend whose songs for Carl Douglas and Tina Charles made him an international sensation in the ’70s. He then went on to introduce disco ditties to India with Nazia Hassan’s Disco Deewane. In his second turn as a writer, Biddu is refreshingly honest when he tells you that he’s not much of a reader. The two books that he has enjoyed reading are Shantaram and The Reluctant Fundamentalist. “I can’t even tell you that my book is like an Agatha Christie novel since I haven’t read any of her books.” He

may not read too many books but one of the first things he does read is the papers in the morning. “I read one Indian news website and one Pakistani website to know what the other side is saying,” he laughs. In the pipeline are two more novels. “Novel No 4 has a very edgy style. It’s about a private eye and is made for an international audience,” says Biddu. With the plot for Curse of the Godman including romance, deceit, mysticism, bigotry and adventure, we ask Biddu if he’s had any offers to convert the book into a film. “I used to write my songs with a video in mind. I’ve written this book like a film script,” he says. And, if the book is made into a movie, we can see him appearing in it, like he did in his music videos.

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avissant, the uber luxury chain of stores, which sells the most expensive silverware, catering to the wealthiest clientele in India and abroad, with outlets in Delhi and Mumbai in prime locations, has recently opened ‘Bliss’, a spa, the opulence of which is for all to see. Can one expect anything less from Ravi and Mina Chawla, owners of Ravissant, one of India’s wealthiest, who have built an empire they should be proud of? However, what is sad to see is that, inspite

the enviable wealth and properties all over the metros, they are in a legal battle with their ex daughter-in-law, Kalyani Chawla, who is apparently fighting for her daughter’s education and some security for her future, which the Chawlas seem to claim they cannot afford. Unfortunately, there has been a contempt of court with the child maintenance settlement, which after Vishal and Kalyani’s divorce in 2006, is reportedly, yet to be settled. According to close sources, Kalyani

claimed zero alimony and asked only for her child’s future to be secure. According to the grapevine, the Chawlas have disinherited their only son Vishal, who was said to have been fighting for his daughter’s rights. There are also some uncomplimentary talks of Vishal’s sisters, who, it is believed, would do everything to keep the wealth amongst themselves and make sure Vishal stays out of the family. We just hope the Chawlas admit to their real status and agree to the child maintenance for the sake of the child, at least.

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Tantrum Queen?

By the way, Shahid’s old friend Amrita Rao too seems to be taking a cue from him. Recently, the actress created quite a ruckus at the Lakme Fashion Week, where she was supposed to be the showstopper for designer Rajat Tangri. Turns out, Amrita asked for some changes in the costumes, as she wasn’t happy with Rajat’s designs. Though the designer happily gave in to her demand, there came a point when Amrita’s tantrums became too difficult for him to handle. After a heated argument between the two, Ms. Rao walked out of his show last minute. What’s more, Amrita was overheard telling him, “I can’t be your showstopper, but I can surely sit in the crowd and clap for you.” Hail Bollywood’s new tantrum queen, but Amu dear, shouldn’t your flagging career be your top priority? Think about it.

Saif than sorry Actors generally do anything for publicity – plant stories, manipulate the

media, etc. But Saif Ali Khan prefers to be different. Reason being, he feels that people who talk less are heard more. We agree, Saifoo!

Mr. Popular

Unlike RGV, Rohit Shetty is one B-town director, who’s an absolute delight to work with. Many Bollywood biggies vouch for that. Rohit, who has made out-and-out comedies like the Golmaal series and All The Best and also dished out a successful power-packed action film like Singham, has decided to stick to these two genres only. The director believes that only hardcore masala flicks connect with the masses and he doesn’t want anything more than the audience’s love. Badhiya hai!

Sweet revenge

Imtiaz Ali is still receiving a lot of flak for launching the not-sotalented Nargis Fakhri in Rockstar. And a li’l birdie tells us that the half-British-half-Indian model Masha Pour, who he’d rejected just so that he could cast Nargis, seems to have found the perfect launch for herself. Sajid Nadiadwala has signed on Masha for a film titled Bhouri. To be directed by debutant Jasbir Bhatia, the flick will be based in the rural parts of North India and she’d be playing a village girl. Sources close to Masha tell us that Imtiaz had rejected her for Rockstar because she couldn’t speak Hindi (as if Nargis could!) and so, the model has been taking classes and has now become fluent in the language. There’s no revenge like success, Masha, remember that.

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Hollywood Hottie in the make?

Shahid’s rumoured ex-girlfriend Priyanka Chopra continues to have quite an effect on Hollywood hottie Gerard Butler. We hear that the sexy actor has a big crush on her even now and is often heard raving about her smokin’ hot looks at social events. Pssst… He was heard talking about her at the Oscars this year. PC may be out of luck in her professional life but her personal life is certainly rockin’!

Going crazy

At one point in time, Shazahn was also linked to Prateik. But Prateik is now said to be dating British model Amy Jackson. However, the actor doesn’t seem to have given up on his wild ways. Recently, the actor was seen at a party with a bunch of girls. In fact, he was also seen dancing and smoking up with them. Looks like all play and no work makes Prateik a crazy boy!

Hot vibes

The summer is back with a vengeance and it seems to have brought with it quite a few surprises. A certain Mr. Kapoor has become too big for his boots. Apparently, no new brand is ready to sign Shahid Kapoor as their brand ambassador, all thanks to his pricey behaviour. The actor, whose last film, Mausam, was a dud at the boxoffice, is losing out on a lot of endorsements because of his unreasonable demands. But the bigger joke here is that even his managers, who used to step in to negotiate earlier, have stopped bargaining with Sasha because they don’t see a point. Hee haw!

Work overload

Rohit maybe churning out one film after the other and loving it, but Karan Johar definitely doesn’t. The producer-director, who has Student Of The Year, his first directorial venture without Shah Rukh Khan, an untitled project with Ekta Kapoor, Dostana 2 and a few other films in the pipeline, is so busy that it’s taking a toll on his health. But the director is so kicked about his work that he doesn’t want to slow down. Dedication much, KJo?

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Love rekindled?

There was a time when there were rumours of a romance brewing between Anushka and Ranbir Kapoor. But that’s a thing of the past and everyone is now hoping that RK Jr. finds love again in his ex-girlfriend, Deepika Padukone, who will be seen opposite him in Ayan Mukerji’s next, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. In fact, we hear Ranbir himself thinks that this film with Dippy will be the love story of the generation. We’re not sure if Katrina Kaif, who he has supposedly rekindled his romance with, will be happy hearing this….

Swollen head

By the way, lately Deepika Padukone has also been heard talking at length to people about her fashion mantras. Apparently, the actress thinks she’s one of the most fashionable girls in B-town. Ms. Padukone thinks that she is up to date with the latest trends and that her sense of style is absolutely outstanding. Too bad that you can’t say the same about your acting skills, Dippy!

Delusionary thinking

Now we all know that Shazahn Padamsee is dating Vinod Khanna’s nephew, Akhil Kapoor. Akhil will soon be debuting opposite Govinda’s daughter, Narmmadaa, in the film Tutak Tootak Tutiya. But what you don’t know is that the petite actress is very upset with the media for bringing their affair out in public. The actress, who is barely two films old, doesn’t want to be linked to anybody, at least not to an actor who has not even hit the silver screen, as it may tarnish her image and ruin her glorious career. People and their delusions, we tell you!

Dutt’s the way!

While we’re talking about action, we can’t forget our very own Sanjay Dutt. But Sanju baba has left all the action and the gore strictly for the silver screen. Off-screen, he’s a sweetheart. The large-hearted actor has reportedly gifted a huge flat in the suburbs of Mumbai to one of his spot boys. That’s not all. His wife Maanayata too has gifted a bungalow to Sanju’s manager and good friend, Dharam Oberoi. We’re getting a Salman Khan déjà vu, aren’t you?

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Sonam talk!

We like how Imran Khan is setting an example of being the most doting husband ever. His co-star in I Hate Luv Storys, Sonam Kapoor, wants to do the same for women (besides being a fashion icon, of course). The actress feels that she’s setting an example for young girls by being frank and forthright. She believes women shouldn’t be timid and should speak their minds. We second that Sonam!


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The other side of

‘pungi’ Humming the song ‘Pyar ki Pungi’ on your way to work? You are not the only one! He has hit the jackpot with this song from Agent Vinod that has been topping the music charts of late. Meet NAKASH AZIZ, the boy who sang pungi with Mika Singh in Agent Vinod. How it all began… My career in music started at the age of three with the song, “Papa kehte hain bada naam karega” which I sang in school. I knew who I wanted to become at the age of six, when I heard AR Rahman’s first song CHOTI SI AASHA. My stint with Reality shows… Like all new talent today, I too wanted to get into the film industry and chose to do so through the popular reality television. I tried my luck in both SaReGaMa and Indian Idol. In Indian Idol, although I reached the top 28, I was unfortunately not included in the Top 10. I joined hands with another fellow contestant Sargam and we became the composer duo – NakashSargam. Together we composed a lot of music for private albums and set up our own little studio in Malad, Mumbai for recording, mixing and programming.

Milestones… We got our lucky break when we were discovered by Smita Thackeray, who offered us her home production, Raada Rocks, which was also a launch pad for her son Rahul. During the course of our work as music directors in the film, Smita Thackeray and everybody else in the family encouraged me to do playback singing as well, and that is what led me to get my first break as a playback singer. I went on to sing for composers like Amit Trivedi in the movie ‘Aisha’ and in Rana Dugabatti’s debut Telugu film ‘Leader’ and for many composers like Sandeep Chowta and Karthik Raja in the South. We bagged a plum assignment in the serial Chandragupta Maurya and our work got a lot of good reviews. Meeting the Maestro… The happiest moment for me was when I came face to face with my idol – AR Rahman. He saw a spark in me, and gave me an opportunity to sing in his Commonwealth Games song ‘Jiyo Utho Badho’, and also work for him in Delhi 6 and Rockstar as a Music Programmer. For me it is a dream come true. The fact that Rehmansaab has acknowledged my talent is good enough for me and has given wings to my dream. What’s next? As music composers, we have currently teamed up with the director of Bhootnath, Vivek Sharma for his next

Hindi feature film and we are also composing for a movie made by Sandeep Patil’s sons Chirag and Prateek Patil . We have even got this great opportunity to compose music for Boney Kapoor’s Marathi remake of No Entry and Anu Malik has sung one of our songs in this film and this is the first time that he is singing a Marathi song. The pungi that defied all logic… The Big break that I was looking for came in the form of the famous ‘Pungi’ number in Saif Ali Khan’s ‘Agent Vinod’, with music director Pritam. We were assisting Pritam with his musical scores. Pritam wanted the ‘Pungi’ number to be a big hit and he was looking for a unique voice to sing along with Mika Singh. He tried many singers, me being one of them, and at the end of it all, when Pritam had to choose one voice, he chose mine! Today ‘Pungi’ is a hot number and it feels good to say it is sung by none other than Mika and me!

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Straight talk

Anushka Sharma is far from your quintessential Bollywood diva. Not only does she find shopping a complete waste of time, but she also detests gossiping with the girls. Blame it on her army background, but the gorgeous actress minces no words and believes in speaking her mind. She’s opinionated, confident and upfront.

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BINDAAS BABE

You come across as a no-nonsense and highly opinionated person. Don’t you think that can be an impediment? I don’t think the industry expects you to be that way. If that was the case, then films like The Dirty Picture and No One Killed Jessica would not have been made. I think, in India, men expect women to be timid. I’ve never been timid, even when I was not an actress. I am very honest and if someone has a problem with that, so be it.. Acting 24 hours a day is very difficult. I might go insane playing characters after a point, so to maintain my sanity, I try to be myself. I can’t sugarcoat things. I wish I

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could, it would help me a great deal, but I can’t. Unlike other actresses of your generation, you don’t wear your femininity on your sleeve. Don’t you feel like doing all the girlie things? I am not girlie at all. I am not too fond of clothes. Shopping doesn’t excite me, it troubles me. It’s very hectic. I don’t understand how shopping can be therapeutic. Therapy is going to a spa. Every guy friend of mine loves going shopping with me. They say that I am faster than them. I would rather use my time to do other things. I don’t have any fondness for lip gloss. I just carry my lip

balm. I do not use any products on my face. I don’t remember the last time I did a facial. If these are the things that are associated with being girlie, then I am not. People close to you say that you are bold and carefree… Well, I think I am grounded. I am not floozy. I can’t be that way. If I have a boyfriend and I want to have fun with him, I will watch movies with him and play FIFA. That excites me more. I can’t think about candle-light dinners. I remember, once I went out on a proper date and got all dressed up for it. God, I was so uncomfortable throughout.


people in between and those are the people one usually interacts with. Hence, I get uncomfortable at social events and parties. People take that as being snobbish but that’s not the thing. So how do you unwind? I socialise with my friends. We go out for holidays. I watch a lot of sitcoms. I have DVDs of various sitcoms. I’ve finished a season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which is my favourite show at the moment. I watch Family Guy also. Not thinking before talking must have got you into trouble many times, no? I am great for interviews (laughs). But I’ve become smart now. If you have something to say, you should say it, as long as you’re not trying to demean anyone. I feel, as an actor, you lose the right to have an opinion. You have always claimed that you are good friends with Ranveer. How has your equation with him changed over the years? He is the only person I can call a friend in the industry. I think it’s because we have a lot of mutual respect for each other. I get inspired by Ranveer. The kind of passion he has for his work is contagious. Life gets really busy. So I am not taking it for granted that Ranveer and I will remain best friends forever. But we will always be there for each other. So is he your 4 am friend in Bollywood? No, he is not.

I THINK, IN INDIA, MEN EXPECT WOMEN TO BE TIMID. I’VE NEVER BEEN TIMID, EVEN WHEN I WAS NOT AN ACTRESS. I AM VERY HONEST AND IF SOMEONE HAS A PROBLEM WITH THAT, SO BE IT.. You don’t even socialize a lot, like other celebs do. I am a socially awkward person. I think it’s in my genes. My father is also not very social. Either I need to know that person completely or that person needs to be a stranger. I have a problem with

Do you have any 4 am friends in the industry? I live with my parents. I can talk to them whenever I want. My brother is my closest confidant.

Do you like Ranveer more after Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, as he is in good shape? He has the best body I’ve ever seen on screen. I know how much hard work he has put in. He was eating only salmon and kacha fish. Also, as a girl, I like a body like that. His look was very scruffy. Whenever someone asks you, which actor you’d like to go on a date with, you always take Ranveer’s name. And he does the same when he’s asked a similar question. Why so? That’s because a known devil is better than an unknown one. So are you in love with him? No (smiles). What are the things that would melt your heart? When a small gesture has been made to make me feel better it moves me more than anything else. Are you ready to do brainless nonsensical entertainers, the ones that are made by the likes of David Dhawan and Anees Bazmee? If you are making a film, which is not entertaining, then please make a home video and keep it at your house, because films need to entertain you. I believe in Rajkumar Hirani kind of films, which have a social message and are entertaining too. So would you accept a role in Raju Hirani’s film even if it’s malecentric? If I’ve nothing to do in the film, then I will not do it. Then again, there are some roles that may not be lengthy, but are very important. You have gone to the Anand Ashram in the Himalayas, all by yourself in the past. Is there something more adventurous you want to do at this point in time? Well, I don’t know about adventurous. But I want to travel the world a bit more. I like to take a break and see the world. Recently, when I went to London with my friends, we decided to go on a road trip. It was fun. Such things excite me.

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in style

Tinted Glory

TeleLIFE gives you a peek into how celebrities shade themselves.

Dipannita Sharma “I love Dior as a brand for sunglasses. But I also like Burberry and Salvatore Ferragamo shades… I like my sunglasses to be tinted enough to protect my eyes from the sun, but I don’t like them too dark as it disturbs my vision. I prefer a little brown or a rose tint… Very importantly, they need to be chic, stylish and unique...”

Gauhar Khan “I basically use a lot of brands. I choose sunglasses based on what suits my face. Big round ones or retro style ones with big frames are what I usually wear. I don’t pick rectangular ones because they don’t suit my face. I always use high-end brands because otherwise I get a headache.”

Carol Gracias “I am currently using the gold tinted aviator sunglasses from Ray-Ban.”

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Prachi Desai “Gucci, Prada and Tom Ford are my favourites in big-sized glares. Tom Ford signature shades are super stylish! I like the black ones from Gucci too. For some fun and stylish fare, I have aviators from Ray-Ban and Charles & Keith. I love my blue Ray-Ban glares and the gold and pink ones from Charles & Keith. I also have a thin red framed pair from MNG which tops my list of favourites. I wear glares all round the year to suit the weather as well as my mood.”

Debbie Hitkari spotlighting the trends in sunglasses, says, “Eyewear is an integral part of dressing up and the right eyewear can accessorize your outfit perfectly. Currently, aviator sunglasses are hip and happening. I personally think large frames in sunshades look very stylish. Besides this, white sunglasses with tinted shades and rims in white and blue look gorgeous. The brands that are in are Prada, Roberto Cavalli and Dior. My personal favourite branded eyewear is definitely Christian Dior.”

Anushka Manchanda “I am an aviator kinda girl. I’ve been wearing Ray-Bans for as long as I can remember. And I love vintage glasses. I recently added a killer pair of vintage wood-finish Persols from Venice Beach in LA to my collection. For me, it’s not just the frame that’s important, but the tint too. Like my vintage YSLs have a rose tint which transport me to the ‘70s! I’m not a fan of the new plastic-y styles and I want my glasses to be special and of good quality. At the end of the day, if I’m looking at the world through rose tinted glasses, I want to be sure that they are the best!”

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fashion fervor

TeleLIFE presents an eye-popping range of sarees by designer Chhuti.

Vibrant

Vibes

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arees continue to rule the fashion circuit. One of the most popular choices with women not only in India, but the world over, this beautiful garment continues to be a strong contender whether it is for a special occasion or for casual wear. More and more women both nationally and internationally are turning to sarees for party and cocktail attire. Sarees are a stylish and sensuous alternative to a cocktail dress and definitely sets you apart from the crowd!

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Printed sarees are in vogue this year; and not just your regular feminine, floral prints either! Sarees with bold prints, graphic images, geometric shapes and block and screen printing are big in 2012. Unusual prints with an ethnic, tribal flair are fabulous for adding that little extra glitz to this traditional garment. Plain sarees with beautiful borders and retro design blouses are being seen big time on the Bollywood red carpet – a mix of old world glamour and contemporary styling. The colour palette is evolving too. It’s time to go bolder with colour choices! Another new trend is bright pops of colour; while an all-over bright saree can be an eyesore, touches of brightness in colors like lime green, hot pink or a contrast shade, look fresh.

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Fashion picks -Accessorize right! Tinted glory Luxury redefined Chaumet, the French jeweler since 1780, has a long standing tradition of excellence in making jewelry and watches. Quality Swiss made Chaumet watches are a perfect combination of sophistication and elegance.

Dazzling Gems

Aaron Shum Jewellery, presents the GEMTIQUE collection“Made with SWAROVSKI GEMSTONES.” Each piece is adorned with the brilliance of Swarovski’s genuine gemstones lending it a special touch of light-hearted luxury.

Introducing the season’s latest fashionable designs and channeling the aloha spirit, Maui Jim surpasses the competition, offering superior UV-blocking, polarized lenses and impeccable style!

Monkey Business

25 years of imagination, 25 years of optimism... and, for women everywhere, happiness by the bagload! Kipling turned 25 this year, and the S/S 12 collection marks a playful spirit in a serious World!

Summer kaleidoscope

From colour blocked clutches, patterned shoulder bags, to trendy sling bags and high-fashion inspired jewellery, the Shoemart 2012 Collection is set to leave every woman in need of a revamped dresser.

Shades and Hues Feet First

From gladiator sandals to platform and wedge sandals, Steve Madden offers style and comfort with every pair this summer!

Stunning designs from Philip Stein! From bright whites, to purples, yellows and greens, the collection promises to make your summer the most fabulous yet!

Springtime!

Indulgent choice

For fashion conscious women, the world’s leading shoe designers suggest to simply step-up and view the world from dizzy heights! Check out the Valencia S/S 2012 collection!

Pure Gold has a new collection of pendants taking inspiration from Rose. Set in yellow and white gold ensconced in the sparkling brilliance of diamonds, they are a must have item for the season.

Eclectic picks Rhythm in Rhinestones

For Spring/Summer 2012 the Kurt Geiger fashionista discovers her fascination with a rhinestone-studded California. Collections of crystal coated stilettos and pin-up mules sit comfortably whilst accents of scarlet and neon give pace to pretty pastels.

Etro brings chic pieces this summer: Hard frame handbags, in postman, clutch or cigarette box shapes. Shoes are simple: flat or high heeled strappy sandals, or tennis dance shoes. Oversized tribal-esque earrings in metal and stone, watch bracelets and metal snake necklaces complete the look.

Whimsical twists

Taking inspiration from Swan Lake and mixing the circus with a rocky edge, this latest collection from Betsey Johnson does not disappoint! It’s a trend-right whimsical mix of playful silhouettes, bold colors, and vibrant prints that are sure to have every girl’s wardrobe ready to rock in the season to come.

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bazaar se – beauty picks

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sun-protection offerings.

UNE announces a glorious summer on esh, tender and y colours, the new harmonies sweep winter ful radiant stroke.

Summer essentials

Get healthy glowing skin along with sun protection with VMV Hypoallergenics. Their range of skin essentials helps beat the summer heat, while protecting the skin with a gamut of products to offer.

For balanced skincare

Molton Brown’s first Anti-ageing Skincare and Bodycare collection offers four daily steps to naturally balanced, beautiful and radiant skin.

Scentsational Summer

CND Scentsations is a hydrating lotion with a range of 16 different scents delicately scented with a blend of fragrances that absorbs immediately leaving your skin with a velvety feel.

Revitaliz Revitalized!

“birth birth of the new”blows new through urban decay productt lines like a blast of frfresh air charged with seasonal change.. Naked 2, the long-a long-awaited sequel o the best-selling palett palette of all time, reveals the expansiveness ansiveness of this shade realm. r

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Always in love

24K Gold Glamour

Immerse your complexion in the sunshine as Kanebo Sensai introduces DESIGNING DUO BRONZING POWDER that lets the wearer experiment with colour and light to create an array of chic new looks.

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Lancome presents the indispensable accessories for the modern woman. Rouge In Love achieves the perfect balance: radiant shades in a surprisingly light texture. The texture melts on application, leaving an essential concentrate of colour on the lips. Vernis In Love is the new must-have for today’s young woman and reinvents nail polish application making it simpler, faster and more stunning than ever.


Warm shades

The Burberry Beauty Spring/Summer 2012 look celebrates the British Summer with warm shades and a colour palette inspired by the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2012 runway collection.

Figure fi first

Say goodbye to the weightt loss programs we stick with progr ith for thr three days before we find yet another excuse befor xcuse to quit…This melt-in gel gives visible quit…T results ults after aft just one use, and these results ults just get better bett over time!

Sun kissed

A perfect replica of a natural, golden, luminous tan, the Lancaster Bronzing Beauty range imitates each sun variation without any self-tanning ingredient.

Nail effect

Treat your nails like a pro with Sally Hansen’s new nail treatments for a salon perfect manicure at home. The unique collection features cuticle balm, base coat and top coat; salon tested formulas guaranteed to deliver a salon style manicure.

Flawless and Firm

Karaja Italy releases its latest line of concealer and foundation make up for a naturally flawless look. Its Cream Velvet Concealer boasts five exciting colours to blend perfectly with your skin and hide every conceivable blemish. Achieve flawless, matte finish with the Unicake Powder Foundation, which comes in ten different colours for all types of skin tones.

For a younger YOU!

Sisley creates SISLEŸA Concentré Anti-Age Fermeté Corps, the anti-ageing skincare for the body which helps improve skin slackening and loss of firmness, to combat the visible effects of skin ageing and allow women to recover the appearance of a younger and a more toned body.

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An enormous range ange of possibilities can be discovered disc in Mikyajy’s new three-tier Fashion Icon. Beautyy savvy sorts will be astounded by this treasure chest of shimmery, glossy and matte color combinations packed into several little nooks and crannies.

Parisien summer

On the cutting-edge of fashion trends, Bourjois celebrates the beauty of tropical flowers with a palette of colours that takes us straight to South America…

Summer glam

Creamy Lip colors from MakeUp Factory are as rich in color as a lipstick and as creamy as a lip-gloss, and are sure to captivate every woman.

Colour Perfection!

A gorgeous glow is THE hot make-up trend to work this season. But this time around, the look is subtle and sun-kissed, never fake or obvious. Rimmel brings your face colour to perfection!

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bazaar se - summer scents Legendary scent

The special edition Mont Blanc Legend brings a burst of fresh breeze blowing through its powerful woody structure: a burst of freshness to echo the arrival of spring!

An ode to the sun

Express the lighter, summery side of your personality with Bodyshop’s sun-drenched collection that is a twist on your favourite fragrances capturing your sunny feelings. Whether you’re a romantic at heart, a daring free spirit or in touch with your sensual side, you’ll find the perfect fragrance for you.

Scent of life

ARMAND BASI ROSE GLACÉE. The dew-strewn rose at dawn. The freshness that soothes impatience. The spiral from which life springs forth. The insatiable and unbridled joy of living.

Explosive scent Spicebomb from Viktor & Rolf is the promise of a concentrate with an explosive personality. Something is about to... go boom!

Summer hues

Bright summer sun; vibrant blue sky; warm sand on the beach; a cool, refreshing sensation: ck one summer!

Bewitched!

The new scented emotion in the Miroir Miroir Collection, created exclusively for the Middle Eastern market. Miroir des Majestés (Mirror of Majesties) offers women the possibility to take center stage and reveal the queen of the thousand and one nights hidden in each one of us; an invitation to discover a world of opulence.

Gem strokes

The essence of colored gemstones is captured in a new scent that evokes the sunny days, clear skies and vibrant colors of summer. Omnia Coral - the new women’s fragrance from Bulgari brings to life the luminosity and vitality of red coral.

Reboost

Daisy eau so fresh - vibrant, charming, whimsical.It transports you to a place that is happy and sunny

Radiant and Feminine

Chloé’s signature scent opens a new chapter in its story; an aura delicate as a breath of air. Like the original fragrance, this unique eau suggests rare elegance and surprising modernity. Meet l’eau de chloé.

Freedom redefined

“ON THE ROAD”, a brand new perfume by Zippo arrives in the market this summer, dedicated for men who love freedom and unconventionality.

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spa talk

Royal

Indulgence Namita Ramani, Founder and Managing Director of SpaGenie visits the Ahasees Spa at the Grand Hyatt.

Ahasees offers its guests a wide range of teas and one can choose based on the ritual or one’s personal choice. I opted for the intensive Black Tea with blended spices like cardamom pods, star anise and cinnamon.

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I was directed to the changing room where my relaxing fluffy robe looked like the promise of a heavenly experience. Hannu, the therapist was eagerly waiting to start my journey at Ahasees. The newly furbished room was looking warm and cozy! Each room was “equipped” with an ensuite bath for the guests and the beds were extremely comfortable and relaxing.

A few steps away, the outdoor swimming area was inviting the guests to take a refreshing bath, and next to it, the recreation space with fitness facilities and Technogym Equipments was waiting for the “action” to begin.

We began with a foot ritual. My feet were gently caressed with a combination of tea, sea salt and oils, that prepared them for the one-minute foot massage that works its wonders! It relaxes your muscles, dropping stress by 50%, so that you can be more open to the healing effect of massage.

he Grand Spa has come up with a new Spa concept and is now the Ahasees Spa- a retreat for ultimate indulgence. So here I was at the luxurious entrance of this spa, looking forward to a session of pampering and indulgence.

The first step – a consultation; every guest has to fill a consultation form, for the procedure to take place. I was introduced to the first key to this door to bliss – the music. The right sounds can turn a massage into a nirvana experience. It calms down your spirit, relaxes your mind and prepares the body to receive the rewarding energy of the hands. I made my choice of the soothing sounds of water lapping at a beach. The second selection that I made was far more interesting. According to the Spa rituals,

The crushed pearl blended into a salt cream base, provides a scrub that gently exfoliates and detoxifies the skin and the seaweed and geranium bring the renewal you were looking for. But, unlike Hammam, this scrub is applied while still lying on the bed, using the same massage movements. After an almost 45 minute massage with the scrub and a warm shower, the pearl cream polish was ready to take charge of my skin. Now, that my skin was smooth and soft, the Pearl

Balm body massage was about to bring it to the next level. This was a combination of long therapeutic strokes and Swedish message movements, designed to invigorate circulation and sooth the tiring muscles. I could literally feel all my exhaustion melting away, being replaced by a tranquil state of bliss and peace. But wait! There was more! The floatation bed was the final reward. All muscles were completely relaxed and even the word “tension” was forgotten. There were 120 minutes of pure bliss! I noticed the pearly shimmer of my skin. It was looking fresh and glittering in the light. As I was escorted to the relaxation lounge, my previously chosen spicy black tea was waiting for me. Its flavor woke up my sleepy, totally relaxed senses. I couldn’t have imagined a better beginning for the evening!

Ahasees Signature –

2 hours AED800 -----------------------------------------------------To win a free spa voucher from Ahasees

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fitness fundas

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f you have an active and steady yoga practice, you are not constrained by age. You can be as fit at 50 as you were at 15, and as flexible and strong. You may, interestingly, discover that a regular yoga practice makes you more fit in your 50s than in your teens!

However, if you have not done yoga before and are starting anew, at whatever age, remember that there are some poses that are more suited for a particular age. This consideration

SUPER TONE FOR THE 20s In the 20s, the main problem area is skin eruptions and removing the baby fat that has accumulated in your teen years. The following pose should sort these multiple issues. PRASARITA PADOTTANASANA (Wide-legged forward bend): Stand with feet a metre apart. Point toes ahead. Place hands behind the hips, interlocking fingers. Inhale. Exhaling, lower head and torso as low as you can, to the ground. (This may take a few weeks of practice to achieve. Also, all intense stretches need some warm-up before practice session). It also involves balance, so power up from the feet, and move the focus to your inner thighs and hips, which give the support to hold the pose. If your balance is intact and you have practiced this regularly, you

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Shameem Akthar teaches you how to remain so at every age. would help rectify certain issues that come with your chronological age. (Please note: all the poses, as with any yoga practice, need some warm-up before practice).

may lift the hands up, still interlocked, up and away from the hips, into the air. Hold for as long as is possible. Breathe normally throughout. Inhale, and lift head back to starting position. Relax. Initially, do thrice. Increase duration in the final position to halfa-minute or so after regular practice over a few weeks. Benefits: It tones the entire body, shaping the arms, legs and thighs, especially the difficult inner thigh region, removing cellulite. The arm position tones the inner arms, and the workout at the hips shapes the waist. The forward bend sends a gush of blood to the face, keeping it glowing. The gush to the brain also sorts out the master gland that’s involved with various hormonal issues; which, if in trouble, leads to skin problems. Foods that tone:

Asparagus and celery are great skin toners. Have soups made from these, or use in your salads. Snack on peanuts and Brazil nuts. Papaya is a wonder food in this regard.


FIGHT THE SAG 30s In the 30s, sagging skin becomes noticeable. At the chin, as well as at the waist as awkward love handles, at the breasts, arms and thighs. Here is a simple pose to tone these stubborn soft spots all over. SARPASANA (Serpent pose): Lie on your stomach, with feet together as much as is possible. Interlock hands behind, placing them lightly at the hips. Inhaling, lift the chin and chest off the ground. Hold this pose for a while, breathing normally. After you get used to the pose, you may lift the hands off the hips, keeping the arms taut. Continue with the chin and chest up, looking ahead. Hold for 10 seconds initially. Do this thrice. After regular practice, you may increase duration to half-aminute or so.

Benefits: The upward lift tones the chest, removes the stubborn fat deposits at the chin and tightens the pectorals which support the breasts. The legs are toned when the feet remain together, especially the difficult to tone back of the thighs area. The arm position tones the waist and hips. Other benefits include hiked metabolism due to its effect on the thyroid, thus helping with weight loss. The parathyroid at the throat, involved with tissue health,

is also massaged; helping your skin regenerate. Sag fighting foods Chickpeas are great sag fighters. Hummus with nacho chips are great fun! Mangoes, when in season, help tighten the skin and also add a deep glow to the face. They moisturise you from the inside. Other anti-sag foods are raisins and dates.

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pressure at the stomach tones the digestive system, keeps the pancreas healthy (holding diabetes at bay), and tones the liver. Helps reduce fat and trims the entire body superbly. Complete food for your 40s: Ensure your food gives you a complete nutrient uplift. Take fortified muesli. You can make it interesting by adding toppings that also tone your insides: raisins, apricots and slivered almonds. Add a dash of cinnamon to detox and keep blood sugar under control. Add olives to your diet: they contain iron, vitamin E, copper and great fats that help trim the bad type of fat.

FIT 40s Apart from dry skin and reduced elasticity, the 40s also invite hormonal fluxes, as if preparing the body for menopause. The hormonal problems create beauty problems too: dark circles around the eyes, large pores in the skin as collagen deposits shrink, age spots (as the skin finally succumbs to pressure from the sun and other environmental onslaught), reduced energy and that inevitable tired, fatigued, did-notsleep look. UTTANASANA (Standing forward bend/ full stretch): Stand straight, with feet together. Inhale; raise your hands as high as possible. Exhale; lower them to the ground. If possible, touch the ground; otherwise, just reach the legs where you can to hold them with your hands. Watch your balance because this pose can challenge that. Hold for a few seconds, breathing normally. Do thrice. After a few weeks of practice, increase its duration to a minute or so. Benefits: Replicates the effects of a headstand, without the effort involved. It gives a fantastic gush of blood to the head and face, keeping it glowing; Works on the master glands in the head such as pituitary, pineal and hypothalamus; to help keep your other hormones in check. The pressure at the throat works on the thyroid, hiking metabolism. The

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FABULOUS 50s Some women panic or become depressed when they reach this benchmark, because their children are finally away and they are nearing the end of their professional careers. Added to the other problems afflicting the other groups, the main one may be depression and that leads to many ailments psychosomatically, such as a depressed immune system, flare-ups of chronic ailments like high blood pressure, diabetes, migraine etc. Here is a pose not to just add zest to your life, but also tone those parts of the body which fall prey to these chronic diseases.

Repeat for other side. After weeks of practice, increase time in final pose to half-a-minute. Benefits: Like all side-stretches, this is a mood elevator. It relieves tension from the body. Tones the whole body - arms, legs and waist. Controls diabetes.

Fit food: Avoid sugar. It causes skin wrinkling and affects collagen formation. Collagen is needed to keep skin smooth and youthful. Blue and purple fruits are richest in anti-oxidants, which help fight the ravages of free radicals which make us look old. Some great fruits are blueberries and pomegranates.

PARIVRTTA JANU SIRSASANA (Side stretch, head to knee pose): Sit with legs spread out. Bend right leg at the knee. Reach your left hand to hold the left leg at the foot (or where you can reach). Raise the right hand up, passing it over the right ear, and bending torso sideways, to touch the left hand. Ensure the bent knee is not lifting up. Hold for a few seconds, looking ahead. Do thrice for each side.

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bazaar se - fashion picks

‘Get Dirty’ with Splash

Splash launches its own denim collection, Splash DNM. The collection symbolizes a lifestyle and gives customers the raw and edgy feel of a denim.

Mesmerizing Cool

Junaid Jamshed brings its mesmerizing collection of lawn outfits to the UAE fashonistas and with the launch of the spring/summer lawn collection. With 55 fascinating prints to choose from, the collection is a unique blend of soft and bright hues, fascinating patterns and swirly prints.

Singularly Gap With the Launch of the new Spring/Summer 2012 collection, Gap is embracing colour in every shade, shape and form - whether it’s contrasting or tone-on-tone, mixed, matched or striped, colour has been elevated in a

singularly Gap way.

Befitting Royalty

Lamya Abedin has transcended her basic instincts and immersed herself into sub continental culture for her latest design foray. The Maharani Collection by Queen of Spades embodies Lamya’s love for Indian culture and traditions.

Leisure wear

In a season defined by easy living, its effortless shapes, distinctive finishes and airy, tactile fabrics— Banana Republic signatures all—occupy the focal point. A relaxed palette gracing endlessly versatile separates make outfitting one’s warm weather wardrobe a refreshingly leisurely expedition.

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Design Harmony The Valentino Spring/ Summer 2012 collection establishes a new harmonious balance between a woman’s personality, body, and clothes. Freedom and a sense of optimism define shapes with classic purity that combine grace and precision.


For the born free

For Football Fans

The history, the dimension and the colors of FC Barcelona have inspired the new collection from Sacoor Brothers this year which promotes a range of strong colors, whether in sports or in the classical style.

Huma Adnan’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection for FnkAsia pays homage to the African-Amercian women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth and is an ode to freedom and free spiritedness, which women desire and deserve.

Celebrating Woman

Ted Baker celebrates the female form with defined waists, full skirts and detailed bold prints, paired with accessories that come in complimenting colours. The SS12 collection is teeming with beautiful ensembles just waiting to come out and play.

What NEXT?

THINK COLOUR…THINK PRINT… This is a fashion season articulated in glorious hues and engaging patterns. Nextworks, the new collection from NEXT is all about being bold and beautiful with compelling new collections for women, men and children.

Passion play

Passionata presents the essential“Easy-luxe”line: feminine and refined. Very visual lace, very fine and transparent, combined with light knit fabric and sensuous feel to the touch.

For the beach babes

Hit the beach this summer or laze by the pool in the latest swimwear and beachwear styles from M&S. This year’s collection places the focus on an irresistible combination of fun and fashion, including animal prints and polka dots, so you can play it cool no matter how hot the weather.

Fashion Statement

Superdry has unveiled its new Spring/Summer collection that includes denims ranging from reactive women’s standard blue jeans to summer weight premium stitch classics, circuit tees showcasing modern multi-media and silk touch rive inspired bikinis.

Visit to LA

West L.A. boutique, Dubai’s next fashion destination, opened doors at Sunset Mall. The boutique promises affordable designer clothing, an individualized experience and a new collection every week. Walking into the store will make you feel like you’re in a store on Robertson Boulevard!

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bazaar se – for your home Dining Delights

A collection where functional design embraces urban living and the desire for a unique, contemporary look - that was the inspiration behind Karim Rashid’s Ottawa dining collection. It includes a complete dining room set such as table, chairs, sideboard and cabinet. All pieces can be cutomised in various colours and materials which is the standard for BoConcept furniture.

Lighting it up!

United Furniture, has introduced an amazing new range of lighting options, giving a wide variety to home makers to create the perfect lighting in their homes. Lighting helps you create a magical illusion of warmth and space, instantly transforming your room into a comfort zone and urging you to relax and enjoy your home.

NAKKASH GALLERY, a premium retailer of indoor and outdoor furniture brands, unveils the DEDON Collection 2012 exterior furniture. A distinctive showcase of style and embodiment of luxury in outdoor living, DEDON Collection 2012 boasts a hand-woven series of irresistible hanging loungers and endless variety of seating combinations in a design so elegant and refined it’s perfect for use indoors as well as outdoors. Using only DEDON fiber – a synthetic material developed and produced in Germany, extremely tear-resistant, color fast, weather-resistant, UV-resistant and environmentally friendly, DEDON Collection is an incredible masterpiece collection with beautiful lines and durability with each individual piece finely wrapped in a one-of-a-kind robust frame that consists of powder-coated aluminum.

French Revival

@home has launched its new collection – French Revival, offering a glamorous and fashionable range of products for the entire home including bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining, living room, general home décor and accessories.

Oriental Funk

THE One’s unique, unisex spring style fuses funky home fashion with Oriental elegance by combining a colour palette of black, red, yellow and turquoise with painted woods, hammered metal and lacquered materials for an über-trendy dining room look that will make heads turn.

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Rustic Reinvented

Take your cues from the rustic, relaxed and reinvented to recreate THE One’s Super Natural spring/summer style in your bedroom. Mix mid-toned muted colours with buttoned upholstery, raw woods, wrought iron and tactile fabrics to achieve this authentic American country-inspired look. Be warned, getting up and out of this lush, little nature-inspired nest will be a challenge for any early bird.

Summer Hues

Get inspired with Crate and Barrel’s new Spring Summer collection, which offers unique, relevant and global products that are multi-functional and easy-care. Setting the mood for open spaces, the outdoor collection focuses on design, function and material using easy care, high performance and eco-conscious materials such as rust-proof aluminum and rust-resistant steel.

Table Talk

Mino Longo showcases the techniques used in resin flooring to create this handcrafted series of resin and wooden tables. Be it cool subtle shades, bright vibrant colours, pearlescent effects or something with a touch of glitter, Mino Longo brings the dynamics of resin art to the region. Available at Modula Conceptio.

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Home Perfect

Celebrity interior designer Sussanne Roshan of The Charcoal Project shares pointers to make a living room stand out with statement pieces.

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rends in home décor suggest statement pieces are making a grand entry. Celebrity interior designer Sussanne Roshan avers, “My vision of design and imagination reaches a different dimension, especially in a spectacular setting.” According to her, ten ways to make your living room look fabulous are:

Choose a look. And then build a story around it. For example, if you decide on a Mediterranean style, then let the tone be set based on that theme. Thus, your furniture and furnishings should reflect the theme and appear to flow seamlessly. Pay attention to lighting. Careful emphasis on how you light your room can create many moods in a single space. Statement pieces get emphasis according to how you light them up.

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PAY ATTENTION TO LIGHTING. CAREFUL EMPHASIS ON HOW YOU LIGHT YOUR ROOM CAN CREATE MANY MOODS IN A SINGLE SPACE. Think of the colours that you wish to deploy in your room. Mix and match, or use neutral tones. Your entire room can come alive if you get the colours right. Think about your seating plan. Try and create intimate corners where multiple groups and dialogues can happen, as opposed to one large seating area. Add elements through furnishings and throws to make the seating special and interesting. Use accent pieces that draw the eye and add a touch of elegance to the room. This could be in the form of a special piece of furniture, a sculpture or something unique.

Art can play a very special role in embellishing your room. If you are interested in classic, contemporary, modern or abstract art, pick pieces with care. The art that works the best is the art that you will love forever. The hue of your floors have to be in harmony with the rest of the mood. Windows and doors can also be the key to create a look. For instance, French windows bring in natural light, while heavy wood creates a masculine look. The Japanese are especially adept at creating a Zen look with the use of light wood windows and doors.

Good quality floor furnishings like carpets and kilms can make a room look rich and elegant. The luxury of fresh blooms brings natural colour and life in a space. It gives an elegant touch to a beautiful room. Use accent pieces that draw the eye and add a touch of flair to the room. This could be in the form of a special piece of furniture, a sculpture or something unique. Add elements through furnishings and throws to make the seating special and interesting. Choose a look. And then build a story around it. For example, if you decide on a Mediterranean style, then let the tone be set based on that theme. Photographs: The Charcoal Project

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food talk

She’s an artiste whose medium is chocolate. Zeba Mitha Kohli talks about her decadent passion!

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at, sleep and breathe chess? The chocolate chess brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘eating up the competition’. One look at the luscious chess board and you will hardly be able to wait to pull it out and capture a tasty pawn – biting off its top as your victory prize. This is the latest offering of edible and playable chocolate art from none other than the first lady of chocolate in India, Zeba Mitha Kohli. Known to concoct some of the most innovative and delicious chocolate creations - from chocolate body paint, to sexy chocolate bustiers, to chocolate mobiles ‘n’ pencils

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and whatnot - Zeba has never failed to mesmerize choco lovers! For she’s a chocolatier who’s obsessed with the art of combining exciting flavours that satiate your taste buds and ignite your mind. CHARTING THE CHOCOLATE COURSE ‘If honey can sing, chocolate can talk.’ A white board with this wonderful saying greets in Zeba’s spacious office in South Mumbai. Her cabin is filled with books, big and small, on all things, you guessed right, chocolate! “Chocolate making is not frivolous; it is hardest to create a new flavour,” Zeba points out, and goes down memory lane to tell us about her early days. ‘Fantasie Fine Chocolates’ was a brand that was started by her grandfather, and she became the director at the young age of 18. “I was all of eight when I’d come to our store with my mum. I’d eat chocolate and play with it. As I grew, I started helping around. I then started contributing intellectually to what I thought was delicious, and started playing around with flavours.” FUN IN THE SUN But Zeba learnt everything on the job. She went abroad, worked at cafés and apprenticed at chocolateries to hone her skills. She made constant reinventing and evolving the name of her game. “When it comes to chocolate, I am a little mad I’ve done some real bizarre stuff! I’ve done polka dotted chocolates, chocolate stoles, chocolate glasses and bottles... I’ve even made a chocolate movie on Gandhi.” The underlying formula in all her creations being: innovation

ZEBA’S SEVEN MANTRAS FOR DELICIOUS LIVING: 1. Don’t read between the lines because if you need to know something, it will be there for you to see. 2. Keep smiling. After a while it becomes a habit and say ‘sorry’ and ‘thank you’ as much as you need to. 3. Don’t worry about perfection. It is a relative word. Perfection is about getting a timely job done to the best of your capacity and knowledge.

“WHEN IT COMES TO CHOCOLATE, I AM A LITTLE MAD  I’VE DONE SOME REAL BIZARRE STUFF! I’VE DONE POLKA DOTTED CHOCOLATES, CHOCOLATE STOLES, CHOCOLATE GLASSES AND BOTTLES... I’VE EVEN MADE A CHOCOLATE MOVIE ON GANDHI.” and fun. “I want people to enjoy chocolates unconditionally.” SHINING ON! Over the years, Zeba’s trademark chocolates became hugely popular and her company gained the reputation of being one of the most innovative brands in the luxury chocolate market. On the personal front too, she found happiness in her marriage to businessman Rajesh Kohli who became the wind beneath her wings, allowing her to follow her dream relentlessly. And today, from one store, Zeba has expanded to six and is still raring to go; her recent feat being the launch of her signature line. “My new

4. Sing, dance and laugh as frequently as you can and don’t be shy when you do so. 5. Love whole-heartedly without expectations. Expect only from yourself. 6. Have no regrets about anything, anywhere, anytime. Live for today and use this time well. 7. Give life your best shot. It’s too precious and too short to miss out on. Enjoy it and spread enjoyment. It’s contagious!

gourmet premium line is a refreshing and subtle range of flavours which melt in the mouth like little pieces of heaven. They will come in a riot of stunningly coloured packaging,” she delightfully informs. Incidentally, she has also redesigned her stores to make them look trendy and contemporary. CHOCOLICIOUS! Does Zeba love eating chocolates as much as she enjoys creating them? “I am a foodie. I love my chocolate as much as my biryani,” she smiles. And do chocolates form a part of the dinner table conversation at home? “Well, my teen daughters are very interested in what I do; they constantly question me. They think out-of-the-box and give me their inputs too,” she adds happily. So how does she strike the work-life balance? Considering that she also runs Sunville Banquets (the family business), gives lectures in colleges and runs the family charitable trust that educates orphan kids... “I prioritize and delegate. Everything is important in my life. My husband, my children, my chocolates, my Sunville; but I have to decide what comes first, now in this one hour what is important. And you have to keep your health ‘n’ heart strong. Then everything becomes easy.”

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food fundas

Egg

it on We come up with interestingrecipesto whip up delicious ‘n’ nutritious omelettes that are anything but ordinary!

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Brunch Omelette Torte with Smoked Salmon and Shitake Mushrooms Serves: 3 » INGREDIENTS

50 gm 50 ml 6 nos 50 gm 50 gm

Potatoes, peeled and diced Olive oil Eggs Cheddar cheese, grated Roasted red bell peppers, diced

» METHOD

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C. In a bowl, mix the eggs and cheese. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add diced potatoes and cook until soft and lightly browned. Add the shitake mushrooms and smoked salmon. Cook until the mushrooms are soft. Add roasted red peppers, thyme, rosemary and sliced

50 gm

Shitake mushrooms, sliced 50 gm Green onions, sliced 50 gm Smoked salmon, diced 5 gm Fresh rosemary 5 gm Fresh thyme Salt and pepper to taste green onions. Cook for two minutes. Heat an ovenproof pan, distribute the above cooked ingredients evenly on it. Turn heat to low and pour the egg mixture over it. Let it cook for a few minutes until the egg starts to set. Place the pan in the pre-heated oven and bake until the top is slightly browned. Cut into wedges and serve with grilled tomato.


Chinese Shrimp Omelette with Bean Sprouts Serves: 2

» INGREDIENTS

250 gm 4 50 gm 50 gm 80 ml

Shrimps, medium Eggs, beaten Onion, sliced Green onion, sliced Chicken stock

» METHOD

Prepare sauce by mixing the oyster sauce and chicken stock together. Whisk well. Heat the wok or skillet until extremely hot. Add 1 tbsp oil and stir fry shrimps, onion and green onion until just cooked. Remove and add 2 tbsp oil to the wok and when hot, add the beaten eggs. Return the cooked shrimps to the wok, add bean sprouts and mix well.

10 ml Oyster sauce 50 gm Bean sprouts, fresh 50 gm Peanut oil 10 gm Corn starch Chinese all spice powder to taste Flip or turn the omelette and cook the other side for a few seconds till the omelette is done. Turn out onto a plate and cover with foil. Return wok to fire. Add corn starch to the above oyster and chicken sauce. Whisk and add to the wok, season with salt, pepper and Chinese all spice powder. Boil the sauce until thick, and pour over the omelette. Serve hot with fried potatoes.

Mushroom Omelette Biscuit Cups Serves: 2

» INGREDIENTS

For the short crust pastry: 250 gm Flour 125 gm Butter (salted) 30 ml Chilled water For the omelette: 4 Eggs » METHOD

To make the short crust pastry, crumble butter and flour. Add chilled water and knead into a soft dough. Let it rest for an hour in the fridge. Roll the dough into small rounds and line muffin cups with this dough. Blind bake (baking partially) in a moderate oven at 200°C for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Your biscuit cups are ready.

60 ml Milk Salt a pinch, Pepper a pinch 60 gm Cheddar cheese, shredded 50 gm Canned mushrooms, chopped 15 gm Butter or margarine In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper together. Add cheddar cheese and canned mushrooms and mix well. In a skillet, melt butter/ margarine and add the egg mixture. Cook and stir until the eggs are nearly set. Spoon the egg mixture into the biscuit cups and bake at 180°C for 10-15 minutes or until the mix is golden brown. Serve warm with grilled tomato and a fresh salad.

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Fluffy Murg Makhani Omelette with Crispy Onions Serves: 2 Ingredients 4 Eggs 10gm Red chilli powder Salt to taste 50 ml Milk 10 gm Kasoori methi powder Âť METHOD

Separate the egg whites and yolks in two bowls. To the yolk, add red chilli powder, milk, curry powder, kasoori methi powder and salt. Beat thoroughly with a wooden spoon and keep aside. In a stainless steel vessel, beat the egg whites until it’s double the volume (use a balloon whisk or an egg beater). Once the egg white is fluffy, add

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5 gm Curry powder 50 ml Oil 100 gm Leftover butter chicken (boneless) 100 gm Onions (sliced and deep fried till crisp) the yolk mixture. Mix thoroughly. In a non-stick pan, heat oil and add the egg mixture. Cook on both sides till light brown in colour. Chop the leftover butter chicken and heat. Spread a layer of it in the centre of the omelette, and fold over into a half moon shape. Remove from the flame and garnish with fried onions. Serve hot.


Omelette Roll with Salsa Serves: 2 Ingredients For the omelette 4 Eggs 120 ml Milk 40 gm Flour ½ Red bell pepper, finely chopped 1 Green onions, finely chopped 2 gm Dried oregano leaves, crushed » METHOD

For the salsa, in a bowl, mix together chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, coriander, lime juice, jalapeno pepper and salt. Keep aside. Heat oven at 180°C. Line a 15x10x1-inch pan with parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray. In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk and flour. Whisk until well blended. Stir in red bell pepper, green

50 gm Mozzarella cheese For the salsa 4 Large tomatoes, chopped 1 Onion, chopped ½ cup Fresh coriander, chopped 3 Garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp Lime juice Salt to taste 1 Jalapeno pepper, minced

onions and dried oregano leaves. Pour the mixture onto the prepared pan and bake for 14-16 minutes or until the edges are almost set. Top with cheese and bake again for 2 minutes or until the cheese melts. Roll up the omelette immediately, starting at one short end and peeling off the paper as the omelette is rolled. Place on a platter and cut into slices. Serve with salsa.

DESSERT APPLE AND WALNUT

OMELETTE SOUFFLÉ Serves: 2 Ingredients For the apple mixture 20 gm Butter 1 pinch Cinnamon 40 gm Brown sugar 100 gm Apples, chopped 50 gm Walnuts White wine a dash For the omelette 30 gm Butter 3 Eggs, separated 5 tbsp Castor sugar 2 tbsp Ready custard 1 tbsp Icing sugar, for dusting Vanilla essence a few drops

» METHOD

For the apple mixture, heat butter in a frying pan until it starts foaming. Add cinnamon, sugar and diced apples. Stir. Add nuts and wine and simmer for 4-5 minutes, or until the apples are soft. In a bowl, whisk egg whites until thick, add 1½ tbsp castor sugar and continue to whisk until stiff. Separately, whisk the egg yolks with the remaining castor sugar and vanilla essence, and fold the yolks into the whites. Pre-heat oven to 200°C. For the omelette, heat butter in an ovenproof frying pan on the cooking range until it starts foaming. Pour in the egg mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip the omelette upside down onto a plate. Slide back into the pan to cook the other side. Cook further for 1-2 minutes. Make a hole in the centre of the omelette and fill with the apple mixture. Pour ready custard sauce over it. 11. Transfer the omelette to the oven for 2-3 minutes. Dust some icing sugar on the top and serve.

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travel special

Planning your annual holiday? TeleLIFE introduces you to three lesser-known islands in the coastal region of South India — covering the states of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Southern I

Delights

f you ever plan a trip to South India, then explore places which might not have made it to travel websites, magazines or even guides - places that have been tagged as hot spots after tourists made adventurous trips that kept bringing them back for more. Land of the Sun God Let us start with Suryalanka, a beach situated nine kilometers from Bapatla town in Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh. The name itself suggests that it is the ‘land of the Sun God’. Travel to Suryalanka is most convenient by road. Take a flight to Hyderabad, capital city of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Guntur is 350 kilometers from

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Hyderabad by road. You could hire a cab or even take the State Transport bus services or even trains, which is a journey of ten hours. The drive to Bapatla from Guntur town is at least 25 kilometers. You could book a cottage at the Suryalanka Resorts (AP Tourism) or even chose to stay in the tiny shacks. The main attraction of this pristine beach is the blue calm waters of the Bay of Bengal. Considering its name, several people believe it to be auspicious. There are several temples of Indian deities, especially Lord Rama, Lord Shiva and also a Hanuman temple. The specialties of these temples are the idols of the deities which are huge in size like sky scrapers.

The beach has a flat terrain and slopes into the sea with the wide and clear shore and the crystal clear waters of the Bay of Bengal, a treat for sore eyes. You can drive down to Suryalanka for a quiet evening combined with a swim, scuba diving and snorkeling. A Paradise of Eight Islands Kerala is known as Gods own country for a reason. The heart of this state, which is formed by eight islands, Munroe Island, is the combination of eight tiny islands in Kollam district. This palm fringed island is formed by the confluence of the backwaters of Ashtamudi Lake and Kallada River. To get to Munroe, you can take a flight to Tiruvanathapuram International Airport


The Last Destination—Literally And finally, the Land’s End; the tip separating India from Srilanka; the heavenly island of Dhanushkodi, situated on the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu. When you arrive there, you will be awestruck as you stand on a narrow piece of land, with Indian Ocean on one side and Bay of Bengal on the other, forming a confluence. It is easy to get to Dhanushkodi, which is 25 kilometers from Rameshwaram, the holy pilgrimage town in South India. Once you get to Rameshwaram, which is a four hour drive from Madurai in Tamil Nadu, you can easily enquire from the locals about transport to Dhanushkodi. This island is named after a British, Colonel John Munroe as he was instrumental in setting a seminary to train priests. The famous Kallada Boat Race is also a hallmark of Munroe. You have the option of renting a boat house and traverse on the serene back waters with lush greenery surrounding you. Village artisans specialize in coir retting and coir weaving and the main activities include fishing, prawn feeding and bird watching. The island is dotted with several Ayurvedic therapeutic centres that Kerala is known for, and they offer a wide range of holistic treatments, massages, yoga

KERALA IS KNOWN AS GODS OWN COUNTRY FOR A REASON. THE HEART OF THIS STATEW IS THE COMBINATION OF EIGHT TINY ISLANDS IN KOLLAM DISTRICT. and then travel by road for 71 kilometers to reach Kollam Railway Station. From there you have to traverse another 25 kilometers to reach paradise. You could hire a cab or even take the local state transport. If you are ready for some adventure, then you could even take the inland water transport system. A drive to this place will give you a glimpse of the wildlife.

and meditation to rejuvenate your mind and body. Munroe being a tourist attraction for decades has several reputed resorts and hotels and is famed for its mouth watering and sumptuous sea food. Another attractive option is to stay in local houses rented out to visiting tourists and enjoy homemade delicious traditional Kerala cuisine and hospitality.

Travelling in your own transport could be easier if you have a local from Rameshwaram accompanying you. The alternative is to hire jeeps which are available at a minimal rate of Rs 100-200. The drive to Dhanushkodi is beautiful, as you start seeing the end of the road. As you get closer, you will have to abandon the vehicle and walk for about five kilometers as you will find that the end of land is just white sand for miles. The history to this place is intriguing. The Sethu, in Indian mythology is known to be a bridge separating Srilanka and India, built by the Vanarsena (clan of monkeys) under the direction of Lord Rama. The Lord built the bridge to rescue his wife Sita who was kidnapped and held by Ravana, the king of Lanka. Dhanushkodi is the place where Lord Rama is known to have cut the bridge with one end of his bow, thus the name—Dhanush meaning bow and Kodi meaning end. As you reach closer to the tip of the white sand, you can see the remnants of the Sethu, also known as Rama’s Bridge or Adam’s Bridge. You will see chain of rocks and islets which will lead 19 miles across the Paik Strait to Mannar Island on the North Western tip of Srilanka. You could go boating, fishing, even enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling. Bathed in the glorious rays of the setting sun, you can enjoy freshly prepared seafood that will leave you asking for more! By: Soumya Menon

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Occasion: Celebration of Baisakhi festival. Place: India Club

Ajit singh giving his performance

Vikas Bakhshi, Harpreet Singh and Gaurav Khanna

Festive Fervour Ram Buxani,Sumeet Mathur, Mahima Mathur, and Bharat Chacharia

Bharti Ramnani, Geetu Batra, Jaya Bharwani, Sumita Chawla, Bhavna Adna and Ekta Adnani

Vidhi Khanna, Kusum Hemnani, Bhavna Khanna, Kreshya Rupani, Poonam Mirani and Rekha Karnani

Bharat Chechariya and Satyasree Achinta

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Yogini Sagar and Jyoti Parasaram

Shameem, Induben Shah and Sonal


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Sandip Malik, Abdul Qadir Mohamed, Chairman -Express group and Sunil Gavaskar

Seen standing are: G. Jacob, Anis Nair, Jibin Salam, Rajhvindra, Dimple Talwar and Anjali Dudani

Talking Cricket Presenting a memento to the Maestro

Occasion: Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar visits the Express Print (Publishers) LLC – Yellow Pages office. Place: Express Print (Publishers) LLC – Yellow Pages office, Al Garhoud

Sandeep Malik, Abdul Qadir Mohamed, Sunil Gavaskar, Shahida Abdul Qadir

Shahida Abdul Qadir, Sunil Gavaskar, Bhavna Doshi, Sandeep Malik, Abdul Qadir Mohamed

Sunil Gavaskar chatting with the Yellow Pages team

Sporting talk

The Yellow pages team is all ears!

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Tropical Fiesta Occasion: Splash fashion Paradise. Place: Al Badia, Dubai Festival City

Renuka Jagtiani and Raza Beig

Nitin Mirani with a friend

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Raza with Micky & Nisha Jagtiani

Renuka Jagtiani

Mahesh & Rekha Taurani


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Gr8 Women Achievers Award winners of 2012

Occasion: The esteemed GR8 Women Awards night. Place: Madinat Jumeirah

Roll of Honour

Kalpana Danthi, Falguni Mehta and Simran Shroff

Faridda Ajmal, Fakhruddin Ajmal, Abdul Qadir Mohamed and Nirmal Khanna

Mahesh And Rekha Taurani

The sajan Family.Anis,Ruby, Sameera, Rizwan and Shabnam Kassem

Abdul Qadir Mohamed and Lal Ganwani

Abdul Qadir Mohamed, Sunil Gavaskar and Ajay Sethi.

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Mr Sanjay Verma, the Consul General of India inaugurating the exhibition at Corp executive

Hina Bakht & Gary Schmid

An Indian Sojourn Alex Barder and Jessica Barder

Bibi & Christine

Occasion: Photo exhibition by internationally acclaimed commercial photographer Gary Schmid titled ‘Streets of India’. Place: Corp Executive Hotel Apartments – Al Barsha

Jolita, Galina & Adele

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Paul Sader & Natalia Tatorona

Sanjay Pradhan, Rajesh Kumar, Firoze Edassery, Lal Nallath & Prasad Perakam

Neil Meleod, Kim Calander & Stephan Seybold


talk of the town

Occasion: Sony Television Asia held a reception to welcome Mr. Andrew KaplanPresident, Worldwide Networks and Mr. Manjit Singh – CEO, Multi Screen Media. Place: Toro Toro, Grosvenor House.

Adarsh, Sajeev, Mohan Nambiar, Sunder Iyer & Kruthi Shah

Bashi & Ali Asgar Mir

Showtime! Jaishree, Deepak Babani, Bashi Mir, Ali Asgar Mir, Mohit Malhotra, Nishant, Prasad Amin

Mahesh Taurani,Rohit Gupta & Rekha Taurani

Abdul Qadir Mohamed

Ali Asgar Mir, Nicole Rodrigues, Henrik Larson, Uma Deshpande

Bashi Mir, Mahender Patel, Minal Bodani

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Occasion: Lama Tours was awarded the Best Overseas Tour Operator to India from West Asia and Africa. Place: Ritz Carlton, DIFC.

The Staff of Lama Tours with Mr. Kulwant Singh

RJ Karishma from City 1016

Accolades Galore Anis and Rizwan Sajan, Uma Ghosh Deshpandey, Mrs. and Mr. Paras Shahdadpuri and Yogesh Deshpandey

Mr. Raj Shetty and Family

Sadaf Ahmed, Dr. Esther, Roohi Singh, Sameera Sajan, Heena Hussain and Soni Gehani

Sanjay Verma and Sangeeta Verma

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Ajay Sethi, MK Lokesh, Yogesh Mehta and Sunil Bhatia


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Abdul Qadir Mohamed, Chairman - Express Group with Amit Dhamani and Manish Dhamani and a model showcasing the Million Dollar Diamond studded hat made by Dhamani Jewellers

Rashid Al Naqbi, G.M., Etisalat Information Services, Abdul Qadir Mohamed , Mohamed Noori, Director Dubai Municipality, and Ahmed Akeel, V.P., EIS.

Horse Power Ahmed Akeel, V.P., EIS, Rashid Al Naqbi, G.M., EIS and Abdul Wahab

Occasion: The annual Dubai World Cup 2012. Place: Meydaan racecourse, Dubai.

An overview of the racing excitement

Juhi Yasmin Khan, Sarah Shareef and Fatima Shareef

Occasion: Amisha and Dipti Jhaveri showcase their Gold and Diamond Jewellery. Place: JYK Fashion House

Gem Talk Ruby Sajan with Neeti Chowksi

Juhi Yasmin Khan with her birthday cake

Ruby Sajan with Ahmed Khan and the children

Priyanka Thakur, Saira Sara, Juhi Yasmin Khan, Dipti and Amisha Jhaveri

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Occasion: The Mint Fashion Show. Place: Arjan Rotana, Dubai Media City

Farhat and Maryam Nawaz

Fashion Soiree Ahlam Ali, Komal Mirza and Sara Tariq

Tina, Sasha and Suzan

Nashwa Mekan and Saima Zubair

Humour and Wit Amritha Pavakkulath and Tulip Chatterjee

Anwar Karamali, Nitin Mirani and Sheela Jacob

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Occasion: The Papa CJ live show. Place: Holiday Inn, Al Barsha

Masuma and Faraz Patel

Papa C.J.

Akbar and Nilofer


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Moonlit Revelry Occasion: The Moonlight and Roses party by Sacoor Brothers. Place: Armani/Oasi

Moez Sacoor and the Sacoor Brothers team

Amanda, Michel,Tasha Lee

Poonam and Avi Bhojani with Moez Sacoor

Natasha Tourish, Alin Constantin, Channelle Tourish, Emmet Glackin

Rad Mitic, Maurino Ro, Jessy McAllistar, Matt Northey

Jaime Leito & Maria Eduarda Monteiro Grilo- Portugese Ambassodor & his wife

Rasha & Osama Shaar

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Mohan Jashanmal and Tony Jashanmal.

Occasion: Kipling’s 25th Anniversary celebrations. Place: Cabana, The Address Hotel – Dubai Mall.

Mohan Jashanmal, Olivier Bioul, Tony Jashanmal, Tina Debo, Jairaj Roddam, Julien Perra

‘Bag’ging the Silver Jairaj Roddam, Mohan Jashanmal, Tony Jashanmal, Tina Debo, Olivier Bioul, Olivia Mouille

Noha Husni and Nisreen Husain

Rafat AL. Ratrout, Julien Perra, Sabu Somanathan

Om Mehta, Ram Udupi, Vimal Dadroo

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Mohan Jashanmal, Shefali Jashanmal, Julien Perra


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Occasion: Wedding of Hayan Merchant with Javaria. Place: Madinat Jumeirah and Grand Hyatt, Dubai.

H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan with parents of the bride and groom

Sana Iqbal, Muhamed Ali and Rukhsana Zaffer

Shehnaz and Hanif Merchat

Faridda Ajmal, Shehnaaz Merchant, Mrs. Sheikh Sultan Al Qassemi, Javaria and Hayan Merchant, Sheikh Sultan Al Qassemi, Fakhruddin Ajmal and Hanif Merchant

Shehnaaz, Javaria, Hayan and Hanif (Merchat Family)

Kamal Vachani, Kamoo Vachani, with Mr. and Mrs. Deepak Babani

Mr. and Mrs. Raj Shetty

Tahir Lakhiani, Mohamed Chaudhry, Imran Chaudhry, Rehan Merchant and Murtaza Hashwani

Grand Wedding Farrukh Memon and Somia Memon

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happenings Bun Bonanza

PappaRoti, which has quickly established itself as one of The Dubai Mall’s favourite cafés, has expanded its operations to include a second outlet to cater to the growing demand for its world-famous buns and signature drinks. The new outlet will be the 17th to open in the Middle East and will demonstrate PappaRoti’s new look and feel, also reflected in a more versatile menu.

Award Gala

The Taj Palace Dubai honoured its top producers at a special Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner held at the beautiful Al Khaimah Ballroom. The evening was attended by the who’s who of the travel trade industry as well as senior management of the hotel.

Toddler Talk

Toddler Town Nursery, a leading children’s pre-school focused on fostering and embracing holistic development in children aged 6 months-5 years opens its facility with a sprawling campus at Amwaj 5, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai. The new facility was inaugurated by Ms. Noor Alkindi, Head of Corporate Marketing and Hospitality, Dubai Properties Group. The campus offers distinctive, exciting and fun filled environment for children to grow and play.

Tress Sense

Marico Middle East, part of Marico Group, a global leader in the beauty and wellness space, today unveiled the new look ‘Parachute Gold,’ with an advanced range of hair care products, in the presence of the Arab celebrities, UAE Singer Ruweida Al Mahrouqi, Egyptian Actress Rania Yousef and Lebanese Actress Nadine Al Rasi.

Bettering Entertainment

LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, announced the launch of its latest 2012 Cinema 3D Smart TV line-up in the UAE. Unveiling the new product line at a grand event held at the magnificent Burj Al Arab, LG revealed the cutting-edge 3D bezel TV that is sized at almost zero mm, setting a new world record for the narrowest bezel 3D TV. The LG Cinema 3D Smart TV, enables a smoother and more immersive 3D viewing bringing a limitless world of 3D entertainment at the tip of your magic remote.

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happenings

Bowled over

Abdul Qadir Mohamed, Chairman- Express Group is seen here with Sri Lankan cricketer, world cup winning captain, Arjuna Ranatunga, during the latter’s visit to Dubai recently.

Promoting Harmony

Datuk Azman Amin bin Hassan, Director General of Malaysia’s department of national unity and integration, presented the Interfaith Harmony and Tolerance Award as part of United Nations initiative for interfaith harmony, to Abu Dhabi based businessman and philanthropist Yusuffali MA at a function held at the International Islamic University Malaysia campus in Kuala Lumpur.

Fit & Fab

In Dubai to promote his home production ‘Vicky Donor’, John Abraham visited Fitness First to showcase the film among members of the club. A die-hard fitness enthusiast, he additionally elaborated on his personal fitness routine and offered tips on adopting an easy-to-practice régime. Ayushmann Khurrana, the lead actor in the upcoming film accompanied John Abraham.

Exclusive Exhibits

Graff Diamonds, in collaboration with Damas Jewellery, recently inaugurated a rare jewels exhibition, featuring some of the luxury British jeweller’s finest jewellery pieces from around the world. The three-day exhibition celebrated the opening of the new Graff boutique, located in the Burj Al Arab hotel, Dubai, UAE.

Art Impact

Deira City Centre recently showcased artwork created by students from the Dubai Autism Centre (DAC) as part of its ‘Love Art’ initiative to promote creativity within the local community. This special exhibition was an example of the healing powers of art for special needs children and reflected their artistic talents.

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Horoscope

V.K.Saxena specialises in Astrology and Vastu Shastra email: vkvastu@satyam.net.in

MAY 2012 ARIES

LEO

SAGITTARIUS

Slow down this month. There are just too many

You can gain recognition and also try your hand at something you really enjoy. Travel

Rather than short term promises, you are

March 20 – April 18

own good. There is also

July 22 – Aug 21

and long term veracity.

caught daydreaming, as a new romantic interest

VIRGO

growth. Educational or travel opportunities may present themselves at a moment’s notice

Aug 22 – Sep 20

TAURUS

April 19 – May 19 Ensure you have a personal organizer or

and contacts. Chances

and could involve

CAPRICORN

even teaching. Learn to delegate where you

in the right place at the right time. You are still

is a necessary culling

or put new plans into practice. A new love may

LIBRA GEMINI

May 20-June 20 do your own thing, or

Reaching a highyour aim. Aim lower and you could end up. Thoroughness

talent you have to holiday opportunities or any opportunities mainly revolve around people coming into your you.

CANCER

Get amongst people, directly. Friendships

AQUARIUS Your challenge is to consolidate your resources. Carrying too mountain. Real-estate

A change in attitude could introduce more romance to your relationship.

and romantic.

SCORPIO

PISCES

June 21 – July 21 Try new approaches. Financially, you seem maintaining regularity.

chances. As long as you maintain a sense

to assimilate your success. This is also the time to cultivate sing and paint - whatever turns you on.

prevalent. .

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Schedules UAE Mar 1 to 31, 2012 1 MAY 06:00 Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Weekend Out 07:30 Gnan Ganga 07:59 Namo Narayan 08:30 Ladies Special 10:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 11:00 Saas Bina Sasural 11:30 Parvarish 12:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 13:00 Jwala Daku 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 17:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 17:30 Saas Bina Sasural 18:00 Parvarish 18:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 19:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 19:30 Shubh Vivah 20:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 20:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 21:00 Saas Bina Sasural 21:30 Parvarish 22:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 22:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 23:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 00:00 Shubh Vivah 00:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 01:00 Saas Bina Sasural 01:30 Parvarish 02:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 02:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 03:00 Jwala Daku 2 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal 07:30 Gnan Amrut 07:59 Namo Narayan 08:30 Ladies Special 10:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 11:00 Saas Bina Sasural 11:30 Parvarish 12:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 13:00 Roti Kapada Aur Makaan 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 17:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 17:30 Saas Bina Sasural 18:00 Parvarish 18:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 19:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 19:30 Shubh Vivah 20:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 20:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 21:00 Saas Bina Sasural 21:30 Parvarish 22:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 22:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 23:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 00:00 Shubh Vivah 00:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 01:00 Saas Bina Sasural 01:30 Parvarish 02:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 02:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 03:00 Roti Kapada Aur Makaan 3 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 High Life Dubai 07:30 Gnan Amrut

07:59 08:30 10:00 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 13:00 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:00 00:00 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 02:30 03:00

Namo Narayan Ladies Special Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Baseraa Shubh Vivah Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Shubh Vivah Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Shubh Vivah Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Baseraa

4 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 07:30 Gnan Amrut 07:59 Namo Narayan 08:30 Ladies Special 10:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 11:00 Saas Bina Sasural 11:30 Parvarish 12:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:30 Weekend Out 13:00 Naqab 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 17:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 17:30 Saas Bina Sasural 18:00 Parvarish 18:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 19:00 Zone 19:30 Shubh Vivah 20:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 20:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 21:00 Saas Bina Sasural 21:30 Parvarish 22:00 CID 23:00 Crime Patrol 23:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 00:00 Shubh Vivah 00:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 01:00 Saas Bina Sasural 01:30 Parvarish 02:00 CID 03:00 Crime Patrol 03:45 Naqab 5 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Parvarish 07:59 Namo Narayan 09:30 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 10:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 13:00 Dahek - A Restless Mind 16:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 18:00 Zone 18:30 Weekend Out 19:00 High Life Dubai 19:30 Andaaz 20:00 Adaalat 21:00 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 22:00 CID 23:00 Crime Patrol 00:00 Adaalat 01:00 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 02:00 CID 03:00 Crime Patrol 03:45 Dahek - A Restless Mind

6 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 08:00 Namo Narayan 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Shubh Vivah 11:00 Teleshopping 11:15 Music Videos 11:30 Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal 12:00 Jaaneman 15:00 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 17:00 Yamla Pagla Deewana 20:00 Adaalat 21:00 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 22:00 High Life Dubai 22:30 Weekend Out 23:00 CID 00:00 Adaalat 01:00 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 02:00 Adaalat 03:00 Jaaneman 7 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Ganga 08:00 Namo Narayan 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 10:30 Saas Bina Sasural 11:00 Parvarish 11:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 12:30 Teleshopping 12:45 Music Videos 13:00 Kaala Patthar 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 17:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 17:30 Saas Bina Sasural 18:00 Parvarish 18:30 Teleshopping 18:45 Music Videos 19:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 19:30 Shubh Vivah 20:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 20:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 21:00 Saas Bina Sasural 21:30 Parvarish 22:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 22:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 23:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 23:30 Teleshopping 23:45 Music Videos 00:00 Shubh Vivah 00:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 01:00 Saas Bina Sasural 01:30 Parvarish 02:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 02:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 03:00 Kaala Patthar 8 MAY 06:00 Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Ganga 07:59 Namo Narayan 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 10:30 Saas Bina Sasural 11:00 Parvarish 11:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 12:30 Teleshopping 12:45 Music Videos 13:00 Kasam 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 17:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 17:30 Saas Bina Sasural 18:00 Parvarish 18:30 Teleshopping 18:45 Music Videos 19:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai

19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:00 23:30 23:45 00:00 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 02:30 03:00

Shubh Vivah Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Teleshopping Music Videos Shubh Vivah Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Kasam

9 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Amrut 07:59 Namo Narayan 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 10:30 Saas Bina Sasural 11:00 Parvarish 11:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 12:30 Teleshopping 12:45 Music Videos 13:00 Ganga Ki Saugand 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 17:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 17:30 Saas Bina Sasural 18:00 Parvarish 18:30 Teleshopping 18:45 Music Videos 19:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 19:30 Shubh Vivah 20:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 20:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 21:00 Saas Bina Sasural 21:30 Parvarish 22:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 22:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 23:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 23:30 Teleshopping 23:45 Music Videos 00:00 Shubh Vivah 00:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 01:00 Saas Bina Sasural 01:30 Parvarish 02:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 02:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 03:00 Ganga Ki Saugand 10 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Amrut 07:59 Namo Narayan 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 10:30 Saas Bina Sasural 11:00 Parvarish 11:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 12:30 Teleshopping 12:45 Music Videos 13:00 Inkaar 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 17:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 17:30 Saas Bina Sasural 18:00 Parvarish 18:30 Teleshopping 18:45 Music Videos 19:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 19:30 Shubh Vivah 20:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 20:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 21:00 Saas Bina Sasural 21:30 Parvarish

22:00 22:30 23:00 23:30 23:45 00:00 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 02:30 03:00

Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Teleshopping Music Videos Shubh Vivah Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Inkaar

11 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Amrut 07:59 Namo Narayan 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 10:30 Saas Bina Sasural 11:00 Parvarish 11:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 12:30 Weekend Out 13:00 Ahista Ahista 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 17:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 17:30 Saas Bina Sasural 18:00 Parvarish 18:30 Teleshopping 18:45 Music Videos 19:00 Zone 19:30 Shubh Vivah 20:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 20:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 21:00 Saas Bina Sasural 21:30 Parvarish 22:00 CID 23:00 Crime Patrol 23:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 00:00 Shubh Vivah 00:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 01:00 Saas Bina Sasural 01:30 Parvarish 02:00 CID 03:00 Crime Patrol 03:45 Ahista Ahista 12 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Parvarish 07:59 Namo Narayan 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 10:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 12:30 Teleshopping 12:45 Music Videos 13:00 Ramji Londonwaley 16:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 18:00 Zone 18:30 Weekend Out 19:00 High Life Dubai 19:30 Andaaz 20:00 Adaalat 21:00 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 22:00 CID 23:00 Crime Patrol 23:45 Teleshopping 00:00 Adaalat 01:00 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 02:00 CID 03:00 Crime Patrol 03:45 Ramji Londonwaley 13 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 08:00 Namo Narayan 08:30 Teleshopping 08:45 Music Videos 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Shubh Vivah 11:00 Teleshopping 11:15 Music Videos

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Schedules UAE May 1 to 31, 2012 11:30 12:00 15:00 17:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 22:30 23:00 00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00

Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal Partner Kahani Comedy Circus Ki Mere Brother Ki Dulhan Adaalat Kahani Comedy Circus Ki High Life Dubai Weekend Out CID Adaalat Kahani Comedy Circus Ki Adaalat Partner

14 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Ganga 08:00 Namo Narayan 08:30 Teleshopping 08:45 Music Videos 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 10:30 Saas Bina Sasural 11:00 Parvarish 11:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 12:30 Teleshopping 12:45 Music Videos 13:00 Hanste Khelte 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 17:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 17:30 Saas Bina Sasural 18:00 Parvarish 18:30 Teleshopping 18:45 Music Videos 19:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 19:30 Shubh Vivah 20:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 20:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 21:00 Saas Bina Sasural 21:30 Parvarish 22:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 22:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 23:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 23:30 Teleshopping 23:45 Music Videos 00:00 Shubh Vivah 00:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 01:00 Saas Bina Sasural 01:30 Parvarish 02:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 02:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 03:00 Hanste Khelte 15 MAY 06:00 Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Ganga 07:59 Namo Narayan 08:00 Shubh Vivah 08:30 Teleshopping 08:45 Music Videos 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 10:30 Saas Bina Sasural 11:00 Parvarish 11:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 12:30 Teleshopping 12:45 Music Videos 13:00 Apne Apne 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 17:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 17:30 Saas Bina Sasural 18:00 Parvarish 18:30 Teleshopping 18:45 Music Videos 19:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 19:30 Shubh Vivah 20:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 20:30 Dekha Ek Khwab

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21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:00 23:30 23:45 00:00 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 02:30 03:00

Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Teleshopping Music Videos Shubh Vivah Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Apne Apne

16 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Amrut 07:59 Namo Narayan 08:00 Shubh Vivah 08:30 Teleshopping 08:45 Music Videos 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 10:30 Saas Bina Sasural 11:00 Parvarish 11:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 12:30 Teleshopping 12:45 Music Videos 13:00 Do Aur Do Paanch 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 17:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 17:30 Saas Bina Sasural 18:00 Parvarish 18:30 Teleshopping 18:45 Music Videos 19:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 19:30 Shubh Vivah 20:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 20:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 21:00 Saas Bina Sasural 21:30 Parvarish 22:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 22:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 23:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 23:30 Teleshopping 23:45 Music Videos 00:00 Shubh Vivah 00:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 01:00 Saas Bina Sasural 01:30 Parvarish 02:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 02:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 03:00 Do Aur Do Paanch 17 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Amrut 07:59 Namo Narayan 08:00 Shubh Vivah 08:30 Teleshopping 08:45 Music Videos 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 10:30 Saas Bina Sasural 11:00 Parvarish 11:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 12:30 Teleshopping 12:45 Music Videos 13:00 Aap Ke Saath 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 17:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 17:30 Saas Bina Sasural 18:00 Parvarish 18:30 Teleshopping 18:45 Music Videos 19:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 19:30 Shubh Vivah 20:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge

20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:00 23:30 23:45 00:00 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 02:30 03:00

Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Teleshopping Music Videos Shubh Vivah Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Aap Ke Saath

18 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Amrut 07:59 Namo Narayan 08:00 Shubh Vivah 08:30 Teleshopping 08:45 Music Videos 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 10:30 Saas Bina Sasural 11:00 Parvarish 11:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 12:30 Weekend Out 13:00 Mashaal 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 17:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 17:30 Saas Bina Sasural 18:00 Parvarish 18:30 Teleshopping 18:45 Music Videos 19:00 Zone 19:30 Shubh Vivah 20:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 20:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 21:00 Saas Bina Sasural 21:30 Parvarish 22:00 CID 23:00 Crime Patrol 23:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 00:00 Shubh Vivah 00:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 01:00 Saas Bina Sasural 01:30 Parvarish 02:00 CID 03:00 Crime Patrol 03:45 Mashaal 19 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Parvarish 07:59 Namo Narayan 08:00 Parvarish 08:30 Teleshopping 08:45 Music Videos 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 10:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 12:30 Teleshopping 12:45 Music Videos 13:00 Salaam-E-Ishq 17:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 18:00 Zone 18:30 Weekend Out 19:00 High Life Dubai 19:30 Andaaz 20:00 Adaalat 21:00 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 22:00 CID 23:00 Crime Patrol 23:45 Teleshopping 00:00 Adaalat 01:00 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 02:00 CID 03:00 Crime Patrol 03:45 The Adventures Of Tarzan 20 MAY

06:30 07:00 08:00 08:30 08:45 09:00 09:30 11:00 11:15 11:30 12:00 15:00 17:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 22:30 23:00 00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00

Anandmurti Gurumaa Kahani Comedy Circus Ki Namo Narayan Teleshopping Music Videos The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba Shubh Vivah Teleshopping Music Videos Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal Om Shanti Om Kahani Comedy Circus Ki Band Baaja Baaraat Adaalat Kahani Comedy Circus Ki High Life Dubai Weekend Out CID Adaalat Kahani Comedy Circus Ki Adaalat Om Shanti Om

21 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Ganga 08:00 Namo Narayan 08:30 Teleshopping 08:45 Music Videos 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 10:30 Saas Bina Sasural 11:00 Parvarish 11:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 12:30 Teleshopping 12:45 Music Videos 13:00 Hum Dono 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 17:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 17:30 Saas Bina Sasural 18:00 Parvarish 18:30 Teleshopping 18:45 Music Videos 19:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 19:30 Shubh Vivah 20:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 20:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 21:00 Saas Bina Sasural 21:30 Parvarish 22:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 22:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 23:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 23:30 Teleshopping 23:45 Music Videos 00:00 Shubh Vivah 00:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 01:00 Saas Bina Sasural 01:30 Parvarish 02:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 02:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 03:00 Hum Dono 22 MAY 06:00 Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Ganga 07:59 Namo Narayan 08:00 Shubh Vivah 08:30 Teleshopping 08:45 Music Videos 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 10:30 Saas Bina Sasural 11:00 Parvarish 11:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 12:30 Teleshopping 12:45 Music Videos 13:00 Yaadon Ki Baaraat 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge

17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 18:45 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:00 23:30 23:45 00:00 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 02:30 03:00

Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Teleshopping Music Videos Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Shubh Vivah Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Teleshopping Music Videos Shubh Vivah Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Yaadon Ki Baaraat

23 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Amrut 07:59 Namo Narayan 08:00 Shubh Vivah 08:30 Teleshopping 08:45 Music Videos 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 10:30 Saas Bina Sasural 11:00 Parvarish 11:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 12:30 Teleshopping 12:45 Music Videos 13:00 Anand 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 17:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 17:30 Saas Bina Sasural 18:00 Parvarish 18:30 Teleshopping 18:45 Music Videos 19:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 19:30 Shubh Vivah 20:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 20:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 21:00 Saas Bina Sasural 21:30 Parvarish 22:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 22:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 23:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 23:30 Teleshopping 23:45 Music Videos 00:00 Shubh Vivah 00:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 01:00 Saas Bina Sasural 01:30 Parvarish 02:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 02:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 03:00 Anand 24 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Amrut 07:59 Namo Narayan 08:00 Shubh Vivah 08:30 Teleshopping 08:45 Music Videos 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 10:30 Saas Bina Sasural 11:00 Parvarish 11:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 12:30 Teleshopping 12:45 Music Videos 13:00 Aradhana 16:00 Shubh Vivah


16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 18:45 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:00 23:30 23:45 00:00 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 02:30 03:00

Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Teleshopping Music Videos Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Shubh Vivah Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Teleshopping Music Videos Shubh Vivah Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Aradhana

25 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Amrut 07:59 Namo Narayan 08:00 Shubh Vivah 08:30 Teleshopping 08:45 Music Videos 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 10:30 Saas Bina Sasural 11:00 Parvarish 11:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 12:30 Weekend Out 13:00 Hulchul 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 17:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 17:30 Saas Bina Sasural 18:00 Parvarish 18:30 Teleshopping 18:45 Music Videos 19:00 Zone 19:30 Shubh Vivah 20:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 20:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 21:00 Saas Bina Sasural 21:30 Parvarish 22:00 CID 23:00 Crime Patrol 23:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 00:00 Shubh Vivah 00:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 01:00 Saas Bina Sasural 01:30 Parvarish 02:00 CID 03:00 Crime Patrol 03:45 Hulchul 26 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Parvarish 07:59 Namo Narayan 08:00 Parvarish 08:30 Teleshopping 08:45 Music Videos 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 10:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 12:30 Teleshopping 12:45 Music Videos 13:00 Lamhe 16:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 18:00 Zone 18:30 Weekend Out 19:00 High Life Dubai 19:30 Andaaz 20:00 Adaalat 21:00 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 22:00 CID

23:00 23:45 00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 03:45

Crime Patrol Teleshopping Adaalat Kahani Comedy Circus Ki CID Crime Patrol Jai Santoshi Maa

27 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 08:00 Namo Narayan 08:30 Teleshopping 08:45 Music Videos 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Shubh Vivah 11:00 Teleshopping 11:15 Music Videos 11:30 Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal 12:00 Pyaar Impossible 15:00 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 17:00 Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl 20:00 Adaalat 21:00 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 22:00 High Life Dubai 22:30 Weekend Out 23:00 CID 00:00 Adaalat 01:00 Kahani Comedy Circus Ki 02:00 Adaalat 03:00 Yamla Pagla Deewana 28 MAY 06:00 Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Ganga 08:00 Namo Narayan 08:30 Teleshopping 08:45 Music Videos 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 10:30 Saas Bina Sasural 11:00 Parvarish 11:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 12:30 Teleshopping 12:45 Music Videos 13:00 Jai Santoshi Maa 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 17:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 17:30 Saas Bina Sasural 18:00 Parvarish 18:30 Teleshopping 18:45 Music Videos 19:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 19:30 Shubh Vivah 20:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 20:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 21:00 Saas Bina Sasural 21:30 Parvarish 22:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 22:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 23:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 23:30 Teleshopping 23:45 Music Videos 00:00 Shubh Vivah 00:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 01:00 Saas Bina Sasural 01:30 Parvarish 02:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 02:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 03:00 Lamhe 29 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Ganga 07:59 Namo Narayan 08:00 Shubh Vivah 08:30 Teleshopping 08:45 Music Videos 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 10:30 Saas Bina Sasural

11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 12:45 13:00 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 18:45 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:00 23:30 23:45 00:00 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 02:30 03:00

Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Teleshopping Music Videos Yeh Vaada Raha Shubh Vivah Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Teleshopping Music Videos Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Shubh Vivah Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Teleshopping Music Videos Shubh Vivah Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Yeh Vaada Raha

30 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Amrut 07:59 Namo Narayan 08:00 Shubh Vivah 08:30 Teleshopping 08:45 Music Videos 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 10:30 Saas Bina Sasural 11:00 Parvarish 11:30 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 12:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 12:30 Teleshopping 12:45 Music Videos 13:00 Buddha Mar Gaya 16:00 Shubh Vivah 16:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 17:00 Dekha Ek Khwab 17:30 Saas Bina Sasural 18:00 Parvarish 18:30 Teleshopping 18:45 Music Videos 19:00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 19:30 Shubh Vivah 20:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 20:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 21:00 Saas Bina Sasural 21:30 Parvarish 22:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 22:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 23:00 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 23:30 Teleshopping 23:45 Music Videos 00:00 Shubh Vivah 00:30 Dekha Ek Khwab 01:00 Saas Bina Sasural 01:30 Parvarish 02:00 Kya Huaa Tera Vaada 02:30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 03:00 Buddha Mar Gaya 31 MAY 06:30 Anandmurti Gurumaa 07:00 Dada Vaswani 07:30 Gnan Amrut 07:59 Namo Narayan 08:00 Shubh Vivah 08:30 Teleshopping 08:45 Music Videos 09:00 The Third Eye Of Nirmal Baba 09:30 Kuch Toh Log Kahenge 10:00 Dekha Ek Khwab

10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 12:45 13:00 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 18:45 19:00 19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:00 23:30 23:45 00:00 00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 02:30 03:00 06:30

Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Teleshopping Music Videos Classic - Dance Of Love Shubh Vivah Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Teleshopping Music Videos Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Shubh Vivah Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Teleshopping Music Videos Shubh Vivah Dekha Ek Khwab Saas Bina Sasural Parvarish Kya Huaa Tera Vaada Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Classic - Dance Of Love Closedown

1 MAY 06:00 Chingaari 09:00 Freeview: Teesra Kaun? 09:30 Teesra Kaun? 12:00 Freeview: Mr Ya Miss 12:30 Mr Ya Miss 14:30 Non Stop Comedy 15:00 Freeview: Nayee Padosan 15:30 Nayee Padosan 17:30 Non Stop Comedy 18:00 Freeview: Sunday 18:30 Sunday 20:30 Non Stop Comedy 21:00 Freeview: Good Boy, Bad Boy 21:30 Good Boy, Bad Boy 23:00 Non Stop Comedy 23:30 Non Stop Comedy 00:00 Inquilaab 02:30 Non Stop Comedy 03:00 Dil Bechara Pyaar Ka Maara 2 MAY 06:00 Painter Babu 09:00 Freeview: Shakti 09:30 Shakti 12:00 Freeview: Money Hai Toh.... 12:30 Money Hai To Honey Hai 14:30 Non Stop Comedy 15:00 Freeview: Milap 15:30 Milap 17:00 Non Stop Comedy 17:30 Non Stop Comedy 18:00 Freeview: Suhaag 18:30 Suhaag 21:00 Freeview: Mr Natwarlal 21:30 Mr Natwarlal 00:00 Khoon Bhari Maang 03:00 Jeet 3 MAY 06:00 Yeh Kaisa Karz 09:00 Freeview: Rafoo Chakkar

09:30 11:30 12:00 12:30 15:00 15:30 17:30 18:00 18:30 20:30 21:00 21:30 23:30 00:00 02:30 03:00 05:30

Rafoo Chakkar Non Stop Comedy Freeview: Mahaan Mahaan Freeview: Paayal Paayal Non Stop Comedy Freeview: Naram Garam Naram Garam Non Stop Comedy Freeview: Kuchh Meetha... Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye Non Stop Comedy Hadh Kar Di Aapne Non Stop Comedy Chhupa Rustam Non Stop Comedy

4 MAY 06:00 Vicky Dada 08:30 Non Stop Comedy 09:00 Freeview: Nazrana 09:30 Nazrana 12:00 Freeview: Bazaar 12:30 Bazaar 14:30 Non Stop Comedy 15:00 Freeview: Mujhe Meri Biwi... 15:30 Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachaao 17:30 Non Stop Comedy 18:00 Freeview: Namak Halaal 18:30 Namak Halaal 21:00 Freeview: Apna Sapna... 21:30 Apna Sapna Money Money 23:30 Non Stop Comedy 00:00 Ghulami 03:00 Aaj Ka Mujrim 5 MAY 06:00 Jai Vikraanta 09:00 Freeview: Ittefaq 09:30 Ittefaq 11:30 Non Stop Comedy 12:00 Freeview: Kasme Vaade 12:30 Kasme Vaade 15:00 Freeview: Hera Pheri 15:30 Hera Pheri 18:00 Freeview: Kudrat 18:30 Kudrat 21:00 Freeview: Dil Bole Hadippa 21:30 Dil Bole Hadippa 00:00 Rajkumar 03:00 Ek Aur Maha Sangram 05:30 Non Stop Comedy 6 MAY 06:00 Khalles - The Beginning of... 08:00 Non Stop Comedy 08:30 Non Stop Comedy 09:00 Bhoothnath 11:30 Non Stop Comedy 12:00 Freeview: The Killer 12:30 The Killer 14:00 Non Stop Comedy 14:30 Non Stop Comedy 15:00 Freeview: Dilwale Dulhania... 15:30 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge 18:00 Freeview: Mili 18:30 Mili 20:30 Non Stop Comedy 21:00 57th Filmfare Awards 2011 00:00 Hum Hai Lajawaab 02:30 Non Stop Comedy 03:00 Heera 05:30 Non Stop Comedy 7 MAY 06:00 Aaj Ka Krantiveer 09:00 Freeview: Dil Diwana 09:30 Dil Diwana 11:30 Non Stop Comedy 12:00 Freeview: Jamai Raja 12:30 Jamai Raja 15:00 Freeview: Ijaazat 15:30 Ijaazat 17:30 Non Stop Comedy 18:00 Freeview: Jheel Ke Us Paar 18:30 Jheel Ke Us Paar

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Schedules - UAE May 1 to 31, 2012 21:00 21:30 00:00 03:00

Freeview: Koyla Koyla Doli Saja Ke Rakhna Kanoon

8 MAY 06:00 Pakeezah 09:00 Freeview: Jeeva 09:30 Jeeva 11:30 Non Stop Comedy 12:00 Freeview: Khudgarz 12:30 Khudgarz 15:00 Freeview: Sanam Bewafa 15:30 Sanam Bewafa 18:00 Freeview: Majboor 18:30 Majboor 21:00 Freeview: Pyaar Impossible 21:30 Pyaar Impossible 23:30 Non Stop Comedy 00:00 Clerk 03:00 Aggar: Passion Betrayal Terror 05:00 Non Stop Comedy 05:30 Non Stop Comedy 9 MAY 06:00 Baaz: A Bird In Danger 09:00 Freeview: Gair Kaanooni 09:30 Gair Kaanooni 12:00 Freeview: Aasha 12:30 Aasha 15:00 Freeview: Balika Badhu 15:30 Balika Badhu 17:30 Non Stop Comedy 18:00 Freeview: Mere Yaar Ki... 18:30 Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai 21:00 Freeview: Judwaa 21:30 Judwaa 23:30 Non Stop Comedy 00:00 Bawarchi 02:30 Non Stop Comedy 03:00 Jai Hind 10 MAY 06:00 Clerk 09:00 Freeview: Kudiyon Ka Hai... 09:30 Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamaana 11:00 Non Stop Comedy 11:30 Non Stop Comedy 12:00 Freeview: Humlaa 12:30 Humlaa 15:00 Freeview: Be-Shaque 15:30 Be-Shaque 17:30 Non Stop Comedy 18:00 Freeview: Dance Dance 18:30 Dance Dance 21:00 Freeview: Fanaa 21:30 Fanaa 00:00 Kishen Kanhaiya 03:00 Jaag Utha Insan 05:30 Non Stop Comedy 11 MAY 06:00 Pyar Hi Pyar 09:00 Freeview: Ahista Ahista 09:30 Ahista Ahista 12:00 Freeview: Nanhe Jaisalmer 12:30 Nanhe Jaisalmer 15:00 Freeview: Kaal 15:30 Kaal 17:30 Non Stop Comedy 18:00 Freeview: Joru Ka Ghulam 18:30 Joru Ka Ghulam 21:00 Freeview: Cheeni Kum 21:30 Cheeni Kum 23:30 Non Stop Comedy 00:00 Tezaab 03:00 Aaj Ka Laawaris 12 MAY 06:00 Zamana 09:00 Freeview: Mujhse Dosti... 09:30 Mujhse Dosti Karoge! 12:00 Freeview: Chupke Chupke 12:30 Chupke Chupke 15:00 Freeview: Dil To Pagal Hai 15:30 Dil To Pagal Hai 18:00 Freeview: Jo Jeeta Wohi...

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18:30 21:00 21:30 00:00 03:00

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar Freeview: Aamdani Attanni... Aamdani Attanni Kharcha... Kranti Love Love Love

13 MAY 06:00 Teesra Kaun? 09:00 Freeview: The Train 09:30 The Train 11:30 Non Stop Comedy 12:00 Freeview: Khubsoorat 12:30 Khubsoorat 14:30 Non Stop Comedy 15:00 Freeview: Faltu 15:30 Faltu 17:30 Non Stop Comedy 18:00 Freeview: Guddi 18:30 Guddi 20:30 Non Stop Comedy 21:00 Freeview: Gol Maal 21:30 Gol Maal 00:00 15 Park Avenue 02:30 Non Stop Comedy 03:00 Indrajeet 14 MAY 06:00 Satyamev Jayate 09:00 Freeview: Waqt Hamara Hai 09:30 Waqt Hamara Hai 12:00 Freeview: Gharana 12:30 Gharana 15:00 Freeview: Amar Akbar... 15:30 Amar Akbar Anthony 18:00 Freeview: Doli Saja Ke Rakhna 18:30 Doli Saja Ke Rakhna 21:00 Freeview: Rishtey 21:30 Rishtey 00:00 Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki 02:30 Non Stop Comedy 03:00 Hathon Ki Lakeeren 05:30 Non Stop Comedy 15 MAY 06:00 Deewana 08:30 Non Stop Comedy 09:00 Freeview: Bombay To Bangkok 09:30 Bombay To Bangkok 11:30 Non Stop Comedy 12:003 Freeview: Rajput 12:30 Rajput 15:00 Freeview: Krazzy 4 15:30 Krazzy 4 17:00 Non Stop Comedy 17:30 Non Stop Comedy 18:00 Freeview: Safar 18:30 Safar 20:30 Non Stop Comedy 21:00 Freeview: Jis Desh Mein... 21:30 Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta... 00:00 Anthony Kaun Hai 02:30 Non Stop Comedy 03:00 Maha Badmash 05:30 Non Stop Comedy 16 MAY 06:00 Sanyasi: The Warrior Saint 09:00 Freeview: Bhabhi 09:30 Bhabhi 11:30 Non Stop Comedy 12:00 Freeview: Kaamchor 12:30 Kaamchor 14:30 Non Stop Comedy 15:00 Freeview: Khuda Gawah 15:30 Khuda Gawah 18:00 Freeview: Eklavya: The Royal Guard 18:30 Eklavya: The Royal Guard 20:00 Non Stop Comedy 20:30 Non Stop Comedy 21:00 Freeview: Mission Kashmir 21:30 Mission Kashmir 00:00 Mr Ya Miss 02:30 Non Stop Comedy 03:00 Aap Ke Deewane 17 MAY

06:00 09:00 09:30 11:30 12:00 12:30 15:00 15:30 18:00 18:30 21:00 21:30 23:30 00:00 02:30 03:00 05:30

Faasle Freeview: Judge Mujrim Judge Mujrim Non Stop Comedy Freeview: Hum Hum Freeview: Padmashree Laloo... Padmashree Laloo Prasad... Freeview: Isi Ka Naam Zindagi Isi Ka Naam Zindagi Freeview: Saawariya Saawariya Non Stop Comedy Money Hai To Honey Hai Non Stop Comedy Akalmand Non Stop Comedy

22 MAY 06:00 Ram Avtaar 09:00 Freeview: Geet 09:30 Geet 12:00 Freeview: Hum Hai Lajawaab 12:30 Hum Hai Lajawaab 14:30 Non Stop Comedy 15:00 Freeview: Kanoon 15:30 Kanoon 18:00 Freeview: Qayamat 18:30 Qayamat 21:00 Freeview: Mere Apne 21:30 Mere Apne 23:30 Non Stop Comedy 00:00 Jamai Raja 03:00 Chandni

18 MAY 06:00 Aaj Ke Angaarey 08:30 Non Stop Comedy 09:00 Freeview: Kabhi Kabhie 09:30 Kabhi Kabhie 12:00 Freeview: Khoon Bhari Maang 12:30 Khoon Bhari Maang 15:00 Freeview: Jawani Dewani 15:30 Jawani Dewani 17:30 Non Stop Comedy 18:00 Freeview: Swarg Yahan Narak. 18:30 Swarg Yahan Narak Yahan 21:00 Freeview: Kaalia 21:30 Kaalia 00:00 Mahaan 03:00 Chintu Ji 05:00 Non Stop Comedy 05:30 Non Stop Comedy

23 MAY 06:00 Dil Diwana 08:30 Non Stop Comedy 09:00 Freeview: Do Chor 09:30 Do Chor 11:30 Non Stop Comedy 12:00 Freeview: Doli Saja Ke Rakhna 12:30 Doli Saja Ke Rakhna 15:00 Freeview: King Uncle 15:30 King Uncle 18:00 Freeview: Alaap 18:30 Alaap 20:30 Non Stop Comedy 21:00 Freeview: Namastey London 21:30 Namastey London 23:30 Non Stop Comedy 00:00 Khudgarz 03:00 Maa Kasam 05:30 Non Stop Comedy

19 MAY 06:00 Alibaba Aur 40 Chor 08:30 Non Stop Comedy 09:00 Freeview: Satte Pe Satta 09:30 Satte Pe Satta 12:00 Freeview: Hadh Kar Di Aapne 12:30 Hadh Kar Di Aapne 14:30 Non Stop Comedy 15:00 Freeview: Darr 15:30 Darr 18:00 Freeview: Dil 18:30 Dil 21:00 Freeview: Sooryavansham 21:30 Sooryavansham 00:00 Bazaar 02:30 Non Stop Comedy 03:00 Ek Elan-E-Jung 05:30 Non Stop Comedy

24 MAY 06:00 Black & White 08:30 Non Stop Comedy 09:00 Freeview: Bhanwar 09:30 Bhanwar 12:00 Freeview: Clerk 12:30 Clerk 15:00 Freeview: Superstar 15:30 Superstar 17:30 Non Stop Comedy 18:00 Freeview: Bahurani 18:30 Bahurani 21:00 Freeview: Kaho Naa Pyaar... 21:30 Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai 00:00 Aasha 03:00 Paayal 05:30 Non Stop Comedy

20 MAY 06:00 Thikana 08:30 Non Stop Comedy 09:00 Freeview: Parinda 09:30 Parinda 12:00 Freeview: Ghulami 12:30 Ghulami 15:00 Freeview: Amar Prem 15:30 Amar Prem 18:00 Freeview: Qayamat 18:30 Qayamat 21:00 Freeview: Koi... Mil Gaya 21:30 Koi... Mil Gaya 00:00 Kasme Vaade 03:00 Nazrana 21 MAY 06:00 Hatyara 09:00 Freeview: Yeh Dillagi 09:30 Yeh Dillagi 12:00 Freeview: Rajkumar 12:30 Rajkumar 15:00 Freeview: Moksha: Salvation 15:30 Moksha: Salvation 18:00 Freeview: Kareeb 18:30 Kareeb 21:00 Freeview: Kishen Kanhaiya 21:30 Kishen Kanhaiya 00:00 The Killer 02:30 Non Stop Comedy 03:00 Bhagywan

25 MAY 06:00 Vijay 09:00 Freeview: Har Dil Jo Pyar... 09:30 Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega... 12:00 Freeview: Bawarchi 12:30 Bawarchi 14:30 Non Stop Comedy 15:00 Freeview: Jeans 15:30 Jeans 18:00 Freeview: Bade Dilwala 18:30 Bade Dilwala 21:00 Freeview: Mann 21:30 Mann 00:00 Humlaa 03:00 Don No 1 26 MAY 06:00 Tumhari Kassam 08:30 Non Stop Comedy 09:00 Freeview: Gol Maal 09:30 Gol Maal 12:00 Freeview: Kishen Kanhaiya 12:30 Kishen Kanhaiya 15:00 Freeview: Saajan Chale... 15:30 Saajan Chale Sasural 18:00 Freeview: Aandhi 18:30 Aandhi 20:30 Non Stop Comedy 21:00 Freeview: Virasat 21:30 Virasat 00:00 Nanhe Jaisalmer 02:00 Non Stop Comedy

02:30 Non Stop Comedy 03:00 Ek Jwalamukhi 27 MAY 06:00 Immaan Dharam 09:00 Freeview: Mohre 09:30 Mohre 11:00 Non Stop Comedy 11:30 Non Stop Comedy 12:00 Freeview: Tezaab 12:30 Tezaab 15:00 Freeview: Parineeta 15:30 Parineeta 17:30 Non Stop Comedy 18:00 Freeview: Kashmir Ki Kali 18:30 Kashmir Ki Kali 21:00 Freeview: Badmaash... 21:30 Badmaash Company 00:00 Chupke Chupke 03:00 Alag 05:30 Non Stop Comedy 28 MAY 06:00 Samundar 09:00 Freeview: Purab Aur Pachhim 09:30 Purab Aur Pachhim 12:00 Freeview: Kranti 12:30 Kranti 15:00 Freeview: An Evening In Paris 15:30 An Evening In Paris 18:00 Freeview: Sainik 18:30 Sainik 21:00 Freeview: Yaarana 21:30 Yaarana 23:30 Non Stop Comedy 00:00 Khubsoorat 02:30 Non Stop Comedy 03:00 Aankhon Aankhon Mein 29 MAY 06:00 Anwar 09:00 Freeview: Bhagywan 09:30 Bhagywan 12:00 Freeview: 15 Park Avenue 12:30 15 Park Avenue 14:30 Non Stop Comedy 15:00 Freeview: Aakhir Kyon 15:30 Aakhir Kyon 18:00 Freeview: Bedardi 18:30 Bedardi 21:00 Freeview: Bawarchi 21:30 Bawarchi 23:30 Non Stop Comedy 00:00 Gharana 03:00 Naya Jigar 30 MAY 06:00 Isi Ka Naam Zindagi 09:00 Freeview: Deewana 09:30 Deewana 11:30 Non Stop Comedy 12:00 Freeview: Kasam Paida Karne. 12:30 Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki 15:00 Freeview: Akayla 15:30 Akayla 18:00 Freeview: Dharam Kanta 18:30 Dharam Kanta 21:00 Freeview: The Great Gambler 21:30 The Great Gambler 00:00 Rajput 03:00 Marte Dam Tak 31 MAY 06:00 Shakti 09:00 Freeview: Imaandaar 09:30 Imaandaar 12:00 Freeview: Anthony Kaun Hai 12:30 Anthony Kaun Hai 14:30 Non Stop Comedy 15:00 Freeview: No Smoking 15:30 No Smoking 17:30 Non Stop Comedy 18:00 Freeview: Disco Dancer 18:30 Disco Dancer 20:30 Non Stop Comedy 21:00 Freeview: Karan Arjun 21:30 Karan Arjun


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