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With his career graph reaching new heights; and three back-to-back releases, he’s not carried away by the success of his movies and has his head firm on his shoulders. FWD Life exclusively features Jayasurya, who candidly shares his deliberate efforts to stand out, his self discovery as an actor and why he does not prefer slapstick comedy anymore, which used to be his USP once. The star, who has taken a month’s break from movies, is looking forward to spend quality time with his family and loosen up a bit.

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superman speed, considering the size of the 20 tonne vehicle. Its 510bhp engine gives it a kick

per liter, a rate which is quite economic and humble for a vehicle of this size, thanks to its

would guarantee some extra safety at night. As far as speed is concerned, well it is truly

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a top standard living outside their homes

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room, truly master in size. Inside the bedroom, you would find things that you probably would

ning features that the vehicle presents are, the green property of consuming 20% less fuel, an

get ready to read the unbelievable. If you have all the fortune to buy it at all, you would be

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The World’s largesT YachT! n April 5th, 2013 Lürssen Yachts launched the World’s Largest Yacht, the 180-meter project ‘AZZAM’. An industry leader in superyacht construction, the German shipyard has launched many of the world’s largest, most notable builds including the 115-meter Pelorus, the 147-meter Topaz and the 138-meter Rising Sun.

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Under the guidance of Eng. Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi, the technical engineering was developed by Lürssen, the exterior design by Nauta Yachts and the interior design by Christophe Leoni to create what would become the most complex and challenging yacht ever been built. Ahbabi assembled and oversaw a world-class team for the project. Under his leadership, the overall requirements for general layout, size and

performance and exterior style were developed. His brief was to build a large luxury yacht with an innovative and timeless design that would be able to travel at high speed in warm and shallow waters while providing luxurious and sophisticated accommodation to its guests. AZZAM breaks new grounds in terms of dimension, performance and technology. In addition to being the largest

yacht in the world with a length of 180 meters and a top speed of over 30 knots, she adds another record in terms of construction time. Lürssen Managing Partner Peter Lürssen proudly said: “When she will be delivered later this year, she will have been in build for only three years following one year of engineering. She truly represents another milestone in not only our history but in yachting history as well”.

beinG The larGesT yachT in The worlD wiTh a lenGTh of 180 meTers anD a Top speeD of over 30 knoTs, she aDDs anoTher recorD in Terms of consTrucTion Time.

Nauta CEO Mario Pedol stated: “When I first saw the scale model before the general presentation to the Principal, I was 100% happy with the outcome and so was the Principal. Such recognition made me confident that we had achieved our goal”. The design has strength of character and sense of purpose, yet has a timeless elegance, incorporating all the elements of visionary contemporary modern design. The interior decoration was undertaken by the renowned French

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designer Christophe Leoni who is proud to have been able to realize a sophisticated and luxurious interior in a turn of the century Empire style. “Though Yachting is not my main area of business, I thoroughly enjoyed the cooperation with Nauta and Lürssen and am confident that the final yacht is everything and more the owner expects.” he said. Under the direction of Eng. Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi, the best solutions were found in order to satisfy the specific

requirements with regards to design and technology, creating a yacht that met all expectations. The end result is a truly sophisticated Superyacht, even by Lurssen’s standards. Among many other features and firsts, AZZAM has a main salon with a length of 29-meters and a beam of 18-meters with no support pillars in between, creating the largest open floor plan ever conceived on a yacht. Powered by a combination of 2 gas turbines and 2 diesel engines with a total of 94,000

horsepower, AZZAM will travel in excess of 30 knots! Based in Bremen, Germany, Lürssen is a global leader in yacht building. Employing a workforce of 1550 highly skilled technicians and craftsmen, in four state-of-the-art shipyards in North Germany. The privately run company, which remains solely in the hands of the Lürssen family to this day has earned an international reputation as a specialist in exclusive, large custom-built yachts.

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Photographer Sarith C Varma Model Jayasurya Make up Ramesh Kannan Styling Revathy J.B. & Shilka Hairstyle Fayas

trendy watches

A Collection of trendy & luxurious watches

SUMMER SPLASH 18 ON WINTER RAMPS

Punkrules the 20 Met Gala

Touch of 22 AClassic White

Summer colours splashed this year’s Autumn/Winter ramps..

The stars and fashion elite embraced punk theme on the red carpet for

White is a colour that never goes out of style, It is a colour that goes with anything and everything

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lifestyle of 24 Slice Paradise

Bora Bora the exotic getaway of elite

26 Luxury Furniture A Collection of luxurious furniture items must have 28 12things

A Collection of trendy & luxurious items of 30 Grammar ads

Sebastion Antony Paramel, director of Time Ads Group, gets candid about his hardships and how his firm became one of the torchbearers in the ad field

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Classy &

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Everything Wine and Fine

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Like lying, “stealing” is an adult term that may not mean anything to young children. Take a moment to understand why children steal and how to handle this common problem

This leggy lass is an architect turned model who wonderfully balances her work and modelling assignments with ease

The June issue cover launch of FWD Life magazine was held at Hotel Crown Plaza Kochi.

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International band Midival Punditz rocked the city with a live gig

88 Mango Madness It is that time of the year when our markets are flooded with varieties of Mangoes.

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Mammootty plays theatre artist in ‘Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus’ We have seen Megastar Mammootty in various guises so far. But in his upcoming movie ‘Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus’ we will see the star in a never seen before avatar. ‘Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus’ is directed by debutante director Marthandan and scripted by Benny P Nayarambalam. It is based on the backdrop of theatre and the movie will have Mammootty playing the title role of Cleetus, a theatre artiste. The movie has Siddique, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Aju Varghese, Rejith Menon and Sanam Shetty play prominent roles. The movie will also see Honey Rose break away from her daring girl image and play a village belle opposite Mammootty. The shooting is progressing in Thodupuzha and is set against a village backdrop and the story progresses in a theatre workshop. According to the director of the film the movie will bring back the memories of the golden era of theatre and is a tribute to the performing art. The film will be distributed by Playhouse and is likely to release on September 16.

Kadal Kadannoru Mathukutty to hit theatres in August Megastar Mammootty’s much anticipated movie ‘Kadal Kadannuoru Mathukutty’ will hit theatres on 9th August. The movie has a long star cast that includes Nedumudi Venu, Balachandra Menon, Siddique, Harisree Asokan and Suresh Krishna. Apart from this, super stars of Mollywood, Mohanlal, Dileep and Prithviraj will be playing cameo in the movie along with other actors. The film is written and directed by Ranjith and is produced by Prithviraj, Santhosh Sivan and Shaji Natesan under the banner of August Cinema.

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tit bits Dileep’s new movie titled Sringaravelan After last years’ success, team Mayamohini is back with another project with actor Dileep as lead. Though the shooting of the movie had commenced in Ottapalam the movie was named only recently. The scripting is done by Sibi- Udayan team and is likely to be based on comedy. Other cast includes Baburaj, Nedumudi Venu, Lal and Joy Mathew. The team’s first movie was `Udhayapuram Sulthan’. Dileep plays the role of a man borne and brought up in a weavers’ community and don’t want to pursue traditional trade business, he looks out for other ways to get rich instantly. Meanwhile he falls in love, the situations after that forms the story.

Dileep to play a magician in ‘Manthrika Thakkol’ Actor Dileep will play the role of a magician in his upcoming movie ‘Manthrika Thakkol’. The movie is a crime thriller- cum- family entertainer. Dileep plays the role of Dr Vignesh, a psychiatrist who gets into the magical world, which brings a lot of twists in the movie. Renowned photographer Ramachandra Babu is directing the movie. Anil Mukhathala has written the story while Sonal Thottan will produce the movie under the banner of New T.V Visual Solution. Dileep has already roped in the famous magician Gopinath Muthukadu for learning some basics of magic. The actor who has experimented a lot with his appearances in movies will don a new look for the role with long hair tied to a pony tail, french beard and coloured lenses.

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tit bits Nivin Pauly in 1983 Actor Nivin Pauly is known for his amazing knocks on the CCL ground, now Nivin is all set to play some serious cricket in the movie ‘1983’ as well. The movie set in the backdrop of ‘1983’ a significant year in the history of Indian cricket when India won the first world cup title under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. The movie portrays the changes it brought to the lives of some youngsters. The movie is the directorial debut of fashion photographer Abrid Shine. Nivin would be paired with debutant Kannada actress Nikki Galrani and the movie has a host of other stars that includes Anoop Menon who plays a coach, Jacob Gregory of ABCD fame and Aju Varghese. Though the central theme of the flick is cricket, the story is driven by emotions and the love for the game.

Nivin and Nazriya to be paired again After the super hit success of TamilMalayalam bilingual ‘Neram’ actor Nivin Pauly would be paired once again with young actress Nazriya Nazim for the movie ‘Om Shanthi Osana’. The movie is directed by Jude Antony Joseph. Nivin is doing a different role of a person who depends on his friends for all his troubles but escapes when his friends are in the same situation. The film, which is produced by Alvin Antony under the production banner of Ananya Films, music by Shaan Rahman and written by Midhun Manuel.

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Dulquer’s new project titled ‘Salala Mobiles’ Actor Dulquer Salman is on a shooting spree, after ‘Neelakasham Pacha Kadal Chuvanna Bhoomi’ and ‘Pattam Pole’ the young star is being signed for Sharath Haridasan’s debut film, titled ‘Salala Mobiles’. The film is a love story between a mobile shop owner and a girl, who is a regular at the shop. This movie will be produced by Anto Joseph for Anto Joseph Film Company. Satheesh Kurup would be doing the Cinematography and M.S Sheikh Ellahi is to set the tunes for the movie. The film is reported to go on floors in August and the makers are looking for a Christmas release.

Fahad and Swati get back in North 24 Kaatham Actor Fahad Fazil and Swati Reddy, the hit pair of Amen has been roped in yet again for ‘North 24 Kaatham’ a movie directed by Anil Radhakrishnan. It’s a travel movie that unfolds when the central characters who are total strangers take a train journey and gets down at the same station to work towards a common goal. ‘North 24 Kaatham’ is produced in the banner of E 4 Entertainment; the film has camera by Jayesh Nair and music by Govind Menon. Nedumudi Venu is also doing an important role in this movie. The director Anil Radhakrishnan who is a noted ad film maker pens the script of the movie.

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Rima to play comic role in Zachariayude Garbhinikal For the first time Rima Kallingal would be playing a full length comedy role for Aneesh Anwar’s ‘Zachariayude Garbhinikal’. Rima is one of the five pregnant women in the movie who is a nurse and visits Dr. Zachariya, a gynaecologist. The movie is a full length comedy drama film with a serious subject in it portraying the life of a doctor and his treatment of five pregnant patients. Lal comes as the gynaecologist Dr. Zachariya and other four heroines are Sanusha, Lakshmi, Asha Sarath and Sandra Thomas. Rima Kallingal will be speaking Kasargod dialect in ‘Zachariayude Garbhinikal. The film is produced by Sandra Thomas and Thomas Joseph Pattathanam.

Unni Mukundan in ‘Last Supper’ It is reported that actor Unni Mukundan has replaced Nivin Pauly in director S George’s ‘Last Supper’. The full-length entertainer is based on humour and friendship; it has Sreenath Bhasi, Mariya John and Pearley Maaney in lead roles. Sameer and Deepak are the scriptwriters. The film is shot at Coorg and Ernakulam. CYN- CYL Celluloid banner, George Sebastian would produce the film while Gopi Sunder composes music.

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Notes From Allover news A glance through the major happenings in June.

gossips Know the latest from the showbiz industry in case you missed it!

launch New ventures and products are being featured for your info.

Actor Suresh Gopi picks Joy alukkas’ ‘Ride of Joy’ winners

Joy Alukkas’ brand ambassador actor Suresh Gopi picked winners of Joyalukkas’ ‘Ride of Joy’ offer at a grand function held at their showroom in Angamaly. Three winners of the scheme drove away with brand new Chevrolet Sail cars. P.P. Jose, Executive Director of Joy Alukkas, Anish Varghese Regional Marketing in charge of Joy Alukkas and Sales Managers of Geeyem Motors Sajith Nair and Ramesh Kumar were also present in the function.

HOT NEWS Kate Middleton planning a playlist for royal birth

If reports are to be believed, the newest royal is set to be welcomed into the world with loads of good music. Sources claim, the Duchess has decided to choose some tunes and is filling her iPod with music she wants playing while she’s in labour”.

Kareena changes her maiden name to Kareena Kapoor Khan Honda launches CB Trigger in Kerala

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. launched its new performance motorcycle – CB Trigger in Kerala. CB Trigger with new technology promises a perfect mix of best in class features for ‘Style’ and fuel efficiency for daily commuting. The new CB Trigger is now available in 3 variants. Yasutaka Uda, Director - South and Ashish Choudhary, Divisional Head - South of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd unveiled the bikes.

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There are speculations that the gorgeous Kareena Kapoor might have changed her name to Kareena Kapoor Khan. At the trailer launch of ‘Satyagraha’, when the promos started flashing names of the actors, Kareena was introduced as Kareena Kapoor Khan.


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Red & White fiesta at Fabindia Fabindia is celebrating the power of two colours that never go out of style. The brand presents an exclusive collection of garments and accessories in red and white for men and women. The elegance of white and the brilliance of red are brilliantly showcased in each piece. The garments have interesting styles like dry roller print effects, checkered trim details and placement pintucks in khadi. In western wear, traditional craft techniques is used palazzo pants in kalamkari block print, ghera skirts , kaftans, tunics and tops in ‘dhar’ and ‘bagru’ prints.

Forbes list of top Indian business leaders in UAE out Forbes Middle East has come out with its first ever list of top 100 Indian business leaders in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Yusuffali MA, head of the Abu Dhabi-based Emke Group that owns the Lulu retail business, tops the list. He is followed Micky Jagtiani of the Landmark retail group and BR Shetty of the UAE Exchange and NMC Healthcare. These rankings are based on the information collated on some of the most influential Indian business leaders residing or operating in the UAE.

India bans cosmetic testing on animals India will be the first country in the South Asia to ban the testing of cosmetics on animals. The decision came after a crucial meeting of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Cosmetics Sectional Committee, chaired by the Drugs Controller General of India and is in line with the European Union’s stand. The decision follows appeals from various quarters, including that from the National Advisory Council Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and campaigner for animal rights Maneka Gandhi, to prevent cruelty to animals. 22

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tit bits Meet Japan’s Robo Rockers A three member rock band made entirely from robots played guitar, drums and keyboard alongside Japanese pop singers in Tokyo on Monday. The trio, called Z-Machines, was designed by engineers and academics at Tokyo University who hope to one day send them to play in space. The robots performed to a crowd of 100 people and accompanied Japanese group Amoyamo.

Google building Android videogame console, wristwatch According to reports, Google, the world’s No. 1 Web search engine is developing a videogame console and a wristwatch based on its Android operating system. It is also working on a revamped version of the Nexus Q music-streaming device, the report said. Google unveiled the Nexus Q in June 2012, but never released the device.

Gaga, Beyonce Top Forbes’ 2013 ‘Most Powerful Musicians’ List Forbes has released their annual Celebrity 100, with Lady Gaga and Beyonce topping the chart of the most powerful musicians on the list. Lady Gaga took the top spot by earning $80 million over just the past 12 months. Her staggering social media presence is cited as a deciding factor in Gaga owning the No. 1 position. Gaga is followed by Bootylicious Beyonce whose current Mrs. Carter Show World Tour is thrusting her back into the spotlight, after she spent most of last year raising her daughter Blue Ivy.

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trends

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SUMMER SPLASH

ON WINTER RAMPS ummer colours splashed this year’s Autumn/Winter ramps.. There were lots of bright colours, a sea of cobalt, azure and royal blue washed over the ramps making a bold statement for the A/W collection where the shades usually dominate the designers colour palettes. Along with the summer colours this A/W brought back

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The stars and fashion’s elite embraced punk theme on the red carpet for “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6th, 2013, in New York, for the Met gala fundraiser. Chaos or not, but this year’s gala gave a whole new meaning to elegance as the red carpet was spiced up with its punk couture.

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A Touch of Classic White hite is a colour that never goes out of style, it is a colour that goes with anything and everything. So if you have some uniquely coloured items lying around in your closet, white is the colour you should be thinking to pair them up with. Though this seasons ramps are splashed with summer colours, it’s always better to be on the safe side and tone down all those loud, vibrant colours in your wardrobe with a touch of classic white.

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1. Collette white valentino trousers 2. Armani Oxford Pleated Shorts 3. CODELLO Tuchschal Snake Printed With Contrast Border Global Traveller Viscose 4. Sweatpants Sport Harem Trousers Pants 5. L Rick Owens Men S Gold Silver High State Hip Hop Shoes 6. Men’s Farrell Shawl Knit Cardigan 7. D G Men Blazer with Dark Blue lining 8. Fashion Print White Casual Pants Torx slimfit Trousers 9. Express White Casual Zipper Jacketss 10. White Classic Tuxedo Blazer with coffee brown detailing 11. Dc Zappos Hats Big Star Visor Beanie White Hats 12. Christian Louboutin Studded Gold Sneakers 13. Louis Vuitton casual zipper jacket and regular cut trousers

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watches

rolex

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Date Just

(brilliant cut Diamonds)

` 13,44,300

YachtMaster ` 7,37,600

for the evening out Photography Vishnu Submariner ` 8,00,600

Available At: Swiss Watch Boutique Ground Floor, Lulu International Shopping Mall, Edapally, Kochi

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Day Date President ` 20,45,500


watches

oris

trendy sports Photography Vishnu Oris Artix GT ` 2,10,000

Available At: Swiss Watch Boutique Ground Floor, Lulu International Shopping Mall, Edapally, Kochi

Oris ProDiver ` 2,80,00

Oris Classic ` 59,000

Oris Aquis (Limited Edition)

` 1,80,000

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luxury

interior

Luxury Furniture Fracture Coffee Table The Fracture Coffee Table by Matthew Hilton is a sculptural table crafted in American black walnut with a Danish oil finish or American white oak. Price: ` 2 lakh app.

Resting chair

Disclaimer: Price and features are subject to change. Buyers are advised to act on data after cross-checking

This resting chair is available in fabrics and leathers in various shades with neon yellow effect, Price: `1,20,500.

Office furniture Made of particle board. Desk/wall system with filing drawers, white lacquered. Ferrara chair available in white leather look/ chrome. Price: `99, 750 for table Price: `29, 750 for chair

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Fireplace Fireplace Design by Bloch comes as both colourless and tinted. One can choose from 3,200 colours. Price: `11 lakh.

Ambiray Candleholder Shining in bold stainless steel, the holder is decorated with a large number of tiny, faceted clear crystals. Price: `10,000 app.

Table Lamp Fortune Teller Table Lamp holds a 60W “A� lamp bulb. The rectangular hardback shade covered in ivory silk. It is polished stainless steel finish with two loose crystal balls. Price: `34,000 app.

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1. Gemstone drop and bracelet from Hamilton Jewellers ` 10,000 approx .2. Printed Wool-Silk Scarf from Gucci - ` 25,922 approx. 3. Scarf from Fendi - ` 14,000 approx. 4. Sunglasses for women from Miu Miu -` 18,000 approx. 5. Chanel’s Fragrance for Women -` 2.3 lakhs approx. 6. Peep toes from Christian Louboutine -` 50,000 approx. 7. Louis Vuitton Cherie Cherry line - Neckpiece: ` 1 lakh approx. , -Earrings ` 41,000 approx. 8. Aurora Diamante pen -` 7 Crores approx. 9. Fulgor Nocturnus -` 46 lakhs approx. 10. Versace Eros EDT 100ml -` 5611 approx. 11. Sunglasses for Men from Prada -` 18,000 approx. 12. Jimmy choo boots for men - ` 60,000 approx. 2013 JULY

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sebastian antony parammel

Grammar of ads Sebastian Antony Parammel, director of Time Ads Group, gets candid about his hardships and how his firm became one of the torchbearers in the ad field Text K.R. Rejeesh Photos Tanzen Ponsek ehind every achievement, there will be a tale of struggle. It’s rare for people who recall their past once they reach the helm of their profession. But this maverick ‘ad man’ is different. He has the legacy of rewriting the grammar of commercial ads and trends. For Sebastian Antony Parammel, director of Time Ads Group, achievements were not a snap. As an 18-year-old, Sebastian Antony Parammel boarded train to Mumbai to scrape a living. His brother owned a firm at Juhu and he joined there. The remaining part of his life takes after a film’s plot. From an ordinary artiste who paints the hoardings, Sebastian Antony Parammel rose to the position where he could set up Space Ads in Mumbai under the guidance of his brother.

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Expansion His philosophy was to move to smaller markets and become the big player there. So he included Goa in his initial expansion market map of the company. Later he ventured into Kerala market. “The outdoor segment was relatively small in these markets. National advertisers had not been spending much because of the quality and nature of work there. With the advent of Times Ads, there was a considerable improvement in the quality of work. The output was similar to anywhere else in India,”

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Quick Read elaborates Sebastian Antony Parammel. The major change, rather the ‘revolutionary’ makeover, was the shifting from canvas to flex and later, lighted flex boards. The outdoor ads gave the immaculate precision like that of a magazine or TV ad; thanks to the new technology. “Therefore, with our innovations, when a new campaign was launched overnight the ad spots in the city would also undergo a change,” he adds. Other innovations that came into being were Mobile Vans with Backlit that could be turned to any direction.

Reality in the ad field “Despite being an industry where about 25 lakh people are working, there is no aid from the government. There is a mutual help group called KAIA (Kerala Ad Industry Association) which would extend help to the people involved in this. In fact, the transition of the industry from painting to printing has really affected a lot of people,” points out Sebastian Antony Parammel. He recounts his days in Mumbai when hoarding/billboards were painted by hand. There was a system followed similar to a modern production line. Rough canvas was created by cooking old cloths in huge vats and then it’s dried out. This is then converted into smaller pieces, which is sketched out by and artist with charcoal. At the same time there would be a palette of colors kept ready by mixing paint and plaster of paris. About 3 coats of this are ap-

plied over the charcoal sketch then the main artist takes over to apply the finishing touches. The people who see the hoarding never know the amount of hard work that goes into the making of the final product. It’s a very industry in which a lot of effort is required yet gets back only a minimal pay in return.

Film debut Meanwhile, Time Ads Group ventured into film distribution and the maiden film they released was ‘Ulakanayakan’ Kamal Haasan-starrer “Dasavatharam”. The film also marked the beginning of the usage of hoardings for films, which created the transition from posters as the main means of publicity. They had put up 100 hoardings across Kerala for the movie’s promotion. The Group has a few films in their production credit“Trivandrum Lodge”, in which a Helicam was used for the first time, “My Big Father” and “Loudspeaker.” Mr Prakash, CEO of Time Ads Group has been his constant companion from Mumbai days onwards. After consulting with him, Mr Parammel decided to start a production house. The quality of the movie and the independence with which they could market the film , without a restrictions on the budget was the main reason for him to start it. The Family Man In his own words, Mr.Parammmel is blessed with a family which not only understands the demands of his entrepreneurial path, but also supports it. All major decisions are discussed

with his wife Deepa. The couple has 2 children Merlin and Arnold who are students at the SBOA School l in Kochi. Describing himself a self made man, Mr. Parammel has hands on experience in every sector within the industry from Design, Production, Manufacturing and Mounting of the product. Such experiences help in derive various innovative ideas for his clients. He confesses that he was a good footballer. If circumstances had been better he would have taken up football as a career. On asking about personal interest and hobbies, Mr.Parammel opens up with a smile,’ I like collecting antiques, crystals, and similar objects of art, my interest in it has the final say, I never let anyone else influence my choices. He recounts a story from his younger days when his elder brother had taken his shopping. His choice of shirt was dismissed by his brother and they left the shop buying a different one. Yet Sebastian made it a point to go back there the next day to purchase his initial choice.

Time Ad Group also had a similar company in Singapore The Groups All India presence includes - indoor and indoor printing, manufacturing, innovative and idea hubs for clients, Time Ads Entertainments and Time Ads Releases.

Vision Making it a professional industry is one of his visions. Also Sebastian Antony Parammel is very eager to create a brand name and ready to offer help to people with similar tastes and ideas. “We need a new breed of talented people because no one can always be on the top of business all the time. One day we will have to give way for others,” signs off the unassuming ad maker.

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EXCLUSIVE

With his career graph reaching new heights; and three back-to-back releases, he’s not carried away by the success of his movies and has his head firm on his shoulders. FWD Life exclusively features Jayasurya, who candidly shares his deliberate efforts to stand out, his self discovery as an actor and why he does not prefer slapstick comedy anymore, which used to be his USP once. The star, who has taken a month’s break from movies, is looking forward to spend quality time with his family and loosen up a bit.

Actor & Producer by passion Text Thabitha Marion

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cover model

Excerpts ctor Jayasurya is on a roll as he enters a new phase of his movie career with meaningful characters and debutant producer.

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What prompts you to take up roles in experimental movies? I suppose it’s my inclination to don new roles and my enthusiasm to experiment with unconventional characters. Before long being in the industry, I got acclimatized being an off-roader. And today that boils down to my choice of films. Ultimately, what difference does it make if I decide to play similar roles on-screen time and again? You’re all set to make your debut as a producer in Ranjith Sankar’s ‘Punnyalan Agarbathis’. How was the transition from an actor to a producer? My love for movies got me into acting and now again it’s making me step into the shoes of a producer. How I got to be the producer was sheer coincidence. Director Ranjith dropped in with the script; we sat together, discussed and after getting to know my part in ‘Punnyalan Agarbathis’ as Joy Thakkolkaaran, I gladly agreed to do the film. After a while he said, “How about producing it?” Thinking over, I too found it

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QUICK READ

jayasurya

will you portray a gay role? If the character is worth it….why not? to be an exciting move and so gave the nod. Currently unwinding after a busy schedule, how did you spend time with your family? After a prolonged hectic schedule, I came home with plans of travelling places with my family. But it so happened that I got hitched with meetings. Evenings, if I’m at home I would spend time with Adwaith, my son and my little angel Veda who entertains me with her giggles. Your share in helping your wife Saritha who is an entrepreneur…. She runs boutiques in Kerala. Whenever I get a break from work I accompany her in picking clothes for her store from all across the country. Recently, you had disclosed that there are not going to be any Anoop Menon-Jayasurya movie in the next couple of months. Why so? We are comfortable working with each other and we’re great friends too. But now we reckon being in the comfort zone, sharing screen for long can cause danger. Realising that, Anoop is going ahead with his scripts and movies and I have decided to do films that impress me for its exceptional characters. You seem to be a favourite

Three things we don’t know about you… I’m very sensitive, blunt and truthful co-star of many Mollywood actresses. How do you maintain the rapport? With all my co-stars I share a cordial relation that is based on mutual admiration. Be it on the sets or otherwise, I talk to people because I like to and not just for the heck of it. For those who haven’t watched ‘Thank You’ yet…. It’s a movie with substance and to those who haven’t watched it, I would say it’s a must watch for suspense and thriller movie lovers. About upcoming projects…. ‘Philip and the Monkey Pen’ It’s a children’s movie that conveys a valuable message. The movie is directed by Rojan Thomas and Shanil Mohammad and produced by Sandra Thomas. A Tamil movie directed by VK Prakash under the banner ‘Full House’ starring Sethu. The script is by Jayamohan, who had penned Maniratnam movie ‘Kadal’. Children’s movie and Jayasurya….. I found that I could relate to the movie so much. I play the role of a father of a boy who is of my son’s age. As I’m watching him grow, I know children’s behavioural patterns and their thoughts during this age. So, I am sure that I can do justice to this role.

Sexiest yesteryear actress After a lot of recollection, I think it’s Sumalatha who comes to my mind. What has the industry taught you? I have learnt that keeping updated spruce up the artiste in me. A luxury for which you’ve invested the most… My car BMW 5 series Would you accept a conventional role for big money? I’m not acting for money alone and if such a day dawns I would bid adieu to the industry. Are celebrities bound to answer ‘social responsibility’ questions? Celebs are also a part of the society. I believe that they too have a responsibility towards the happenings around. Your favourite cuisine There is nothing that can beat the taste of kanji and payar. Hangouts in Kochi…. Cocoa Tree at Panampilly Nagar and Coffee Beans


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The Sophisticated Black suit worn with black n’ white printed shirt

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maKEOVER

Classy &

Dandy Photographer Sarith C Varma Model Jayasurya Make up Ramesh Kannan Styling Revathy J.B. & Shilka Hairstyle Fayas

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Head Turner Two buttoned brown jacket worn with a pair of off-white trousers

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behind the scenes

photoshoot

Creating the Festive Moments sneak peek in to the making of the FWD Cover & centerspreads

fashion crew

Makeup : Ramesh Kannan Styling : Revathy J.B. & Shilka Assistant Stylist : Shilka Hairstyle : Fayas

Jayasurya getting ready for the scene

photo - crew Photographer: Sarith C Varma

video - crew Direction: Chachu, Amarnath DOP: Rajesh Subramanyan Asst. Camaraman: Manu Joseph Stills: Antony Mangali Photo and video crew busy capturing the moments

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Edit: Joby Kelakam


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Equipments used

Cameras used Canon 5d mark 3 Lens EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM, 16mm f/1.8 II, EF70-200mm f/4L USM Special lens used for video purpose

lensbaby Spark

Various stages of the photoshoot

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automotive eleMMent Palazzo

Palace on Wheels A luxurious mobile home with stunning features

FWD RATING 17 Crore approx

or all those who dream of a top standard living outside their homes while traveling on road, this element is just the one to choose. The EleMMent Palazzo by Marchi Mobile would be just what your heart would go for when you remember the tiring journey on

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road What Marchi has launched is actually a series of vehicles consisting of three ranges, one that is a mobile home, second, which is a business conference center and the third that is a display deck. Palazzo is the mobile home. Among the stunning features that the vehicle presents are, the green property of consuming 20% less fuel, an

amazing design that has been partly borrowed from or rather inspired by Luigi Colani, a sporty look and speed of superman. Well, if you have accommodated your ears, eyes and minds with the perceived features that you would find in the palazzo, get ready to read the unbelievable. If you have all the fortune to buy it at all, you would be

entitled to ultimate royalty. The vehicle has a lounge that opens up at the press of a button, a small kitchen to attend to your taste buds and a master bedroom, truly master in size. Inside the bedroom, you would find things that you probably would not be having even in your bedroom at home! An exotic bathroom, a rainfall shower and


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Height (mm) 1750 Mileage( per Litre) 5.5 km Displacement ( bhp )

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per liter, a rate which is quite economic and humble for a vehicle of this size, thanks to its design that gives a better fuel efficiency.

www.marchi-mobile.com

superman speed, considering the size of the 20 tonne vehicle. Its 510bhp engine gives it a kick enough to run at the speed of 150 kilometer per hour at the fuel consumption rate of 5.5 km

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a pop-up roof terrace. And the hardest to imagine – the vehicle has an exterior lighting that would guarantee some extra safety at night. As far as speed is concerned, well it is truly

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yacht

Lurssen’s 180m Superyacht ‘Azzam’

The World’s Largest Yacht! n April 5th, 2013 Lürssen Yachts launched the World’s Largest Yacht, the 180-meter project ‘AZZAM’. An industry leader in superyacht construction, the German shipyard has launched many of the world’s largest, most notable builds including the 115-meter Pelorus, the 147-meter Topaz and the 138-meter Rising Sun.

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Under the guidance of Eng. Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi, the technical engineering was developed by Lürssen, the exterior design by Nauta Yachts and the interior design by Christophe Leoni to create what would become the most complex and challenging yacht ever been built. Ahbabi assembled and oversaw a world-class team for the project. Under his leadership, the overall requirements for general layout, size and

performance and exterior style were developed. His brief was to build a large luxury yacht with an innovative and timeless design that would be able to travel at high speed in warm and shallow waters while providing luxurious and sophisticated accommodation to its guests. AZZAM breaks new grounds in terms of dimension, performance and technology. In addition to being the largest

yacht in the world with a length of 180 meters and a top speed of over 30 knots, she adds another record in terms of construction time. Lürssen Managing Partner Peter Lürssen proudly said: “When she will be delivered later this year, she will have been in build for only three years following one year of engineering. She truly represents another milestone in not only our history but in yachting history as well”.


being the largest yacht in the world with a length of 180 meters and a top speed of over 30 knots, she adds another record in terms of construction time.

This super luxury yacht is priced at 622 Million $

Nauta CEO Mario Pedol stated: “When I first saw the scale model before the general presentation to the Principal, I was 100% happy with the outcome and so was the Principal. Such recognition made me confident that we had achieved our goal”. The design has strength of character and sense of purpose, yet has a timeless elegance, incorporating all the elements of visionary contemporary modern design. The interior decoration was undertaken by the renowned French

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designer Christophe Leoni who is proud to have been able to realize a sophisticated and luxurious interior in a turn of the century Empire style. “Though Yachting is not my main area of business, I thoroughly enjoyed the cooperation with Nauta and Lürssen and am confident that the final yacht is everything and more the owner expects.” he said. Under the direction of Eng. Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi, the best solutions were found in order to satisfy the specific

requirements with regards to design and technology, creating a yacht that met all expectations. The end result is a truly sophisticated Superyacht, even by Lurssen’s standards. Among many other features and firsts, AZZAM has a main salon with a length of 29-meters and a beam of 18-meters with no support pillars in between, creating the largest open floor plan ever conceived on a yacht. Powered by a combination of 2 gas turbines and 2 diesel engines with a total of 94,000

horsepower, AZZAM will travel in excess of 30 knots! Based in Bremen, Germany, Lürssen is a global leader in yacht building. Employing a workforce of 1550 highly skilled technicians and craftsmen, in four state-of-the-art shipyards in North Germany. The privately run company, which remains solely in the hands of the Lürssen family to this day has earned an international reputation as a specialist in exclusive, large custom-built yachts.

Check it out.

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2 Diesel

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18-meters

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180 meters

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2 Gas Turbines

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30 knots

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94,000

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leisure

COOL TIPS

wine

Everything Wine and Fine Wine has an illustrious history dating back thousands of years, with the earliest known production occurring around 6000 BC in Georgia. It plays an important role in day-to-day life and religion

Must watch wine movies The Earth Is Mine (1959) The film featuring Rock Hudson and Jean Simmons portrays the lives of the Rambeau family, a committed Californian winemaking dynasty that tries to keep afloat during the prohibition in the United States. For the movie, the actors cracked the practical of vineyard procedures under the guidance of locals making its lead actor Rock Hudson, a left-hander to attach bud from one plant to the root of another with perfection. Sideways (2004) The movie is about two quadragenarians, Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church going on a week-long road trip to Santa Barbara County Wine Country. It’s a wine tasting road trip to kick up Jack’s (Thomas Haden’s) final days as a bachelor. ‘Sideways’ made us realize that ‘one need not be wealthy to buy bottles of wine’.

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Mondovino (2004) This Italian word which means ‘World of Wine’ is a documentary film that reconnoiters the impact of globalization in various wine-producing regions. ‘Mondovino’ portrays the battle between large winemaking corporations and the single-vineyard wineries, the filming of which originally started off as a two-month project, but on getting to gather more information across the globe, ended up by taking more than three years to wind-up. A GoodYear (2006) Directed by Ridley Scott, the movie has Russell Crowe as Max Skinner involved with wine making. In it he plays the role of a carnivorous Wall Street lion who returns to a French wine country where he is tamed by the routines he gets to follow at the vineyards.

Food and Wine Harmony White wine like Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc would be perfect with seafood or with some fresh cheese. A bottle of Rosé wine be it the White Merlot or the White Zinfandel goes with different dining options. It can be had with salads, stews and pastas. Red wines are highly recommended for steaks, stews and other meat preperations. The popular red wines that rule the list includes Beaujolais, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chianti, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. Sparkling often referred to incorrectly as Champagne is a type of sparkling wine that blends well with seafood. Dessert wines that are wines with high sugar content are a popular choice with or as dessert.


Must watch wine movies Bottle Shock (2008) The movie chronicles Alan Rickman as a British wine dealer who cracks to pit American wines against the French legacy, by going to Napa Valley for a blind taste test. This movie based on the 1976 wine competition is a true story called the ‘Judgment of Paris’ which had the Californian wineries defeat the French.

Corked (2009) It’s a feature film lampooning the Oscar winning movie ‘Sideways’. The film is about a prominent celebrity wine critic going to a locality having everyone, trying to make their wine end up on the critic’s golden palate. ‘Corked’ travels behind a manic winemaker, a billionaire, a clueless winery manager and an incompetent rich kid, who tries to compete in winning the trophy.

A bottle of wine that was worth at least $500,000 ‘Chateau Margaux’ 1787 was supposedly owned by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson.

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5 TIPS TO STORE WINE Keep It Cool Storing it in a temperature higher than 70° F will cook the wine resulting it to have a flat flavor. So for the wine to have a longer shelf life, the ideal temperature is between 45° F and 65° F. At the same time keeping it too cool can also do harm to its storage. Though you intend to refrigerate wine for a couple of months, never allow it freeze as turning liquid into ice could expand the bottle, pushing the cork out.

Far from Lights Exposing wines to sunlight can pose a problem to a long-term storage. The sun’s UV rays can degrade the quality of wine. That is one of the reasons why wines are packed in coloured bottles. They act like sunglasses for wine.

Place it Sideways Bottles have to be stored on their sides to keep the liquid up against the cork, keeping the cork from drying up.

No Shaking Bottles Moving around the bottles could damage wine in the long term as it acts as a catalyst to speedy chemical reactions in the liquid. Shaking wine bottles can possibly disturb the sediment in older wines and keep them from settling, making them unpleasantly gritty.

Anti-storage Rooms Storing wines in the kitchen or laundry room is out of question as these places have constant hot temperature around. The ideal place will be a wine cooler or else the smartest way to go about storing without shelling bucks can be by converting a little-used closet or a vacant storage area into a wine store.

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Ritukumar Bhutan Collection

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An International collection that uses traditional aesthetics as well as modern shapes


show biz

Stella McCartney’s Pre-SS collection Launch party

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fashion

trends

Chiselled Charmer Photographer Serin George Model Noel Ben Make up Joshi Jose Location Ramada

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fashion

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Luminous Full sleeve white shirt with black mango prints worn along with suspenders.

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Transformed to a prince... Black round neck t-shirt with an elastic cuff newsprint track pants.

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lifestyle

Quick Read

wedding

Bond Beyond

Boundaries Cross-cultural weddings are no more uncommon. With both families welcoming the event whole heartedly, such events are becoming a rich blend of cultures- a pick from the best of both, which everyone can savour. Text Dhanya Menon Photos Tamarind Wedding Planners WD Wedding of the Month is the glimpse of palatable cross cultural retreat for an Indo-Chinese couple held at Ramada Resort, Kochi A wedding is a confluence of several elements including cultures, families and social circles. In cross cultural weddings however, it remains essential to strike a balance between all these elements. With the rise of this trend, weddings are no more a display of rituals, but an eclectic mix of traditions to make an enjoyable affair for the guests.

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Rahul from Kerala and YouYou from China were students of Columbia University in New York. Their love story culminated in a grand cross culture wedding held at Ramada Resort Kochi on June 2nd. The planners of the event Arabind Chandrashekaran Pillai and Anu Arabind from Tamarind Weddings narrates how they arranged a rich and delectable treat for the guests from different parts Asia who came to solemnize the event. “The big fat Indian wedding is now

FWD Wedding of the month Rahul from Kerala and YouYou from China Venue Ramada Resort Kochi Theme Love Beyond Cultures What we Liked Pan Indian appeal and Colourfulness


crossing regional to a pan-Indian look. So the central theme of this wedding was the celebration of a love beyond cultures. A scoop from the variety entertainments and interesting ceremonies from all over India and a few Chinese elements were blended to make it very unique” says Anu.

Wedding Eve- June 1st @ Ramada Resort Around 150 guests participated in the Wedding Eve - sangeet function, which was a vivacious display of colours. “The ambiance was that of glitter, colourful lighting and lots of laughter. Above all, it was a mingling of guests from various parts of the globe that made the evening a celebration” says Arabind. The bride was adorned in a pretty pink and purple lehenga and the groom in an ink-blue formal ethnic suit. The bride was welcomed to the stage in a train consisting of Moroccon lantern bearers in front, followed by dhol and colourful dhandiya dancers. The groom who was brought within a jasmine frame held by his cousins, also made his entry with the accompaniment of dhol and bhangara dancers. The event took place in a closed tent which was covered with intermingled red and gold drapes. The interiors were richly decorated with several elements like rangoli designs, colourful drapes and lights. Colourful cushions and bolsters were spread across these low seaters to maintain the ambiance throughout. Lighted candele-

bras holding floating candles in cut class, bangle counter, a large brass ‘urli’ filled with marigolds etc welcomed the guests with a magical touch. The sequence of the events was fun filled and splashy, with dancers, songs and entertaining ritualistic picks from various cultures -both Indian and Chinese. “The highlights were Chinese wish lanterns, photo sequence of an Aranmula Kannadi gift, Sangeet games like ring search in urli full of milk and rose petals, etc so as the guests could experience a taste of Indian culture which was new and unique to them”. A mingling between the guests were made easy with a complete informal environment with dance performances, and games like a competitive mashup - dance competition between the men and women guests in which the bridegroom joined, untying the knots etc. The eventful evening culminat-

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ed with a wish lantern release by the couple, followed by a firework display at the poolside. The menu was a typically North Indian mixture of Gobi Mutter and Laal Maas along with sweet delicacies like jalebi and rabdi. Along with this, a few continental dishes such as Russian

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salad were also served.

Wedding Day@ June 2nd The wedding day was a traditional Hindu Nair wedding with all its simplicity and cultural charm held at the same venue. The groom fulfilled his long

cherished dream of riding an elephant as he was welcomed to the venue on an elephant top amidst percussion ensembles. As a part of social responsibility, the couple planted a tree sapling at the resort in celebration of their new life together. The theme being traditional, the decor was done accordingly. The dome shaped Mandapam was a rich floral structure, full of jasmine and marigold. The ceiling which was the same structure used the previous day, was blended with a cream and gold theme. The walkway towards venue was lined with floral arrangements and marigolds floating in ‘urlis’. A huge floral display of

Lord Ganesha at the entrance was very eye catching. The guests were greeted with soft instrumental music on entry along with jasmins. The couple was dressed in traditional Kerala attire-the bride in a red kancheepuram and the groom in kasavu mundu. The solemnization was followed by a traditional sadhya in banana leaves with all its variety condiments. The wedding was followed by grihapravesham at the groom’s house. “It was a new experience for the bride’s family and their guests,” concludes Anu. Indians who believe in ‘Adithi Devo Bhava’ do their best to give the best to their guests.


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lifestyle

Quick Read

architecture

Beauty Blended

A contemporary house that derived inspiration from the past Type Individual House Area 30 cents, 4500 sq ft Location Vadakara Design Vinay Mohan, V M Architects, Kozhikode. Tel: 963382271

A fusion house displaying a balance of Kerala architectural style with contemporary elements Text Dhanya Menon Photos VinayMohan

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balance of traditional and contemporary elements is essential to create a harmonious design. Using excessively, either traditional or modern design concepts make spaces irrelevant as architecture has to be true to the times it belongs to because that is where the user is. Located at the Northern tip of Kerala- Vadakara, this house owned by Mr. Sudheer Chandroth and designed by Kozhikode based architect Vinay Mohan is an elegant fusion. On a whole it imbibes a Kerala style while simultaneously bears the hallmarks of a modern sophisticated space. “This fusion style is the result of the client’s desire” says Vinay.

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Interiors The interiors are segregated into various spacious functional areas like guest living, family living, dining space, closed kitchen and 4 bedrooms. “The client was looking for a space where his family could have lot of private

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spaces, free flowing spaces and ample lighting. It was easy to merge styles and create a comfortable personal space for them” says Vinay.

Entrance Entrance to the house is designed through a contemporary ‘Nalukettu’. This pleasant space creates a mood as one enters the house and also it offers ample spaces with seating to have a chat. From there one enters directly to a foyer and then to the guest living.

Living Spaces There are two living rooms -the guest living and the family living. Both are separated for enhanced privacy as the family members could have their time without any interruption. Dining space is separated from the kitchen with a glass partition again to ensure privacy. From the dining space there is an opening to small private garden where family

02 members can gather or hang out. Space below the stair case is utlised for a small green patch.

Bedrooms Three bedrooms follow the same theme, However, the kids rooms

are splashy. Wooden panels, soft lighting, wallpapers all are combined to create a mood to the space.

Colour Scheme The exterior of the house is craft-

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the house. Wall cladding makes it more attractive and provides as a heat shield for the house.

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Horizontal patterns imbibes more spacious look. Wall paper lends a different mood to the interiors

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ed with grey, white and black. This contrasts when wrapped up in surrounding greenness gives a fresh look. Wall cladding lends a bold look while the grey roof tiles stand out from the cliché. Interiors are a blend of white and ivory against all enclosed horizontal woody pattern. It also

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White and Ivory blending with woody tones and complimenting wall paper

05 Bathroom with horizontal tile effects to look more spacious

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space with ample lights in and a small green patch beneath the stair case

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shows that wall papers are simple ways to dress up walls.

Other Features A striking feature of this house is the blend of stripes and hori zontal patterns in all plain areas – walls, ceilings and floors to give a break from the monotony. The exteriors are embellished with vertical wall cladding and blended pavements. For

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interiors, white floors are given mix n match patterns with contrasting tiles. Ceilings and walls of all rooms are a fine play of horizontal patterns with wooden paneling against. The furniture used in the house have been thoroughly selected- functional as well as decorative while being classic and at the same time modern. Another notable feature is the absence of drapes, wall paintings and curios. But a bare feeling is never felt due to the clever play of complimenting wall patterns and wall papers. Over all, this house stands true to a contemporary aesthetics but with a blend of traditions.


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chat

Tovino

Defining

Tovino It’s raining debutantes in Mollywood and to survive in the cut-throat showbiz, one needs the real skill. Basking in the success of his latest release ‘ABCD’ here’s what Tovino had to say about his Mollywood journey so far Text Thabitha Marion Photo Jithin A Sankarji

How has acting been so far? It has been fine and now I’m on cloud nine after being a part of ‘ABCD’. I started off my acting career with ‘Prabhuvinte Makkal’ and a cameo in ‘August Club’. Then I ventured into direction, assisting director Roopesh Peethambaran in the movie ‘Theevram’. I couldn’t be with the crew till its completion as talks were on with director Martin Prakkat for ‘ABCD’. I was so elated when I got to know the character I had to portray in the movie. Though it’s a negative role as a politician, I wouldn’t tag my character as villainous.

Share with us your experience working with ‘ABCD’s cast…. It has been such a wonderful exposure. I had a time of my life working with Dulquer whom I consider to be a superstar by now. Time flies when I sit with

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Gregory for a chat. He was my roomy during the shoot. ABCD’s heroine Aparna is an extremely talented artiste who is also a member of International Theatre. And the creativity of director Martin Prakkat goes without saying. He is such a chilled out person on and off the set.s He is an actor too and I believe that it’s the inborn actor in him that makes him a better director. He gives time and space to artistes and above all, he is very encouraging.

Dulquer as a person…. Working with him is as easy as pie. I would say he is one of the most unpretentious people I have come across. His simplicity makes him sit on the floor if his hands can’t reach for a chair. I’m sure not all celeb kids can be so. Surprisingly in no way is he ruled by his father’s stardom.

QUICK READ An actress you would love to get naughty with…. Nithya Menon

Upcoming projects It’s a Roopesh Peethambaran movie, the title of which is not yet finalized.

It has been such a wonderful exposure. I had a time of my life working with Dulquer whom I consider to be a superstar by now


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Sharu P Varghese

Svelte s and Sassy

haru is strikingly tall and her expressive face can win anybody’s heart, and when this trained architect is not planning and designing buildings, she is busy walking ramps and doing photo shoots for known brands.

Ramps walked so This leggy lass is an architect far… turned model who wonderfully I am into modelling for the past balances her work and modelling seven years. I have worked with assignments with ease major brands like Pantaloons, Text Thabitha Marion

Splash, Central, Levis, Max, Mysore Silk, Nike, Samayak, Vijayalakshmi Sarees, Global desi etc & with fashion gurus like Gautam Pavate, Ramesh Dembla, Sameer Khan, Arun Ratna etc.

Which model has been your inspiration? My all-time favourite is Nina Manuel, who is praised as an outstanding personality in the industry and above all she belongs to ‘Gods Own Country’. I am inspired by her downto-earth nature and pleasing personality with strong determination and lots of hard work.

Fashion magazines or blogs you follow…. I mostly follow fashion magazines. As my profession requires a lot of travelling, magazines are close at hand. It connects me with the latest trends and styles in vogue during the season.

How do you even out as an architect and as a professional model?

Quick Read NAME Sharu P Varghese DOB 30/09/1988 OCCUPATION Architect & Model Vital Stats 33-25-36 Height 5’7” Weight 54Kg SKIN TYPE Normal Hair texture Soft waves EYE COLOUR Black

I always love to keep myself occupied with things I have a passion for. I feel that my life has given me opportunities to balance both, for the past few years.

State of fashion industry today Fashion industry is a growing sector and it is expected to touch new heights in the near future as more and more people are becoming fashion and style conscious.

How do you keep fit inspite of hectic schedule? I’m a fitness freak. I burn extra calories at work by taking the stairs instead of using a lift, I also do go for a swim and regularly practise yoga.

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Meera Nandan looked dewy fresh for the cover launch of June issue of FWD Life magazine, the premium life style magazine in Kerala. Glitteratis’ from various walks of life graced the event that took place at Hotel Crown Plaza. An award function for the broadcasting industry ‘Chevrolet RadioActiv Awards’ was also held at the same venue. Impresario Event Management India Ltd., along with Chevrolet and FWD Media as the event partners, acknowledged the best voices and programs on air. The event saw members of Kerala radio stations in attendance. 74

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fwd life cover launch The June issue cover launch of FWD Life magazine was held at Hotel Crown Plaza Kochi.


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celebrities

school dropouts

Be cool, Don’’t stay in School

Charles Dickens He attended elementary school until circumstanced forced him to work at a boot blacking factory, followed by the imprisonment of his father for debt.

These Famous people sacrificed their education for doing something they loved and it really payed off; without any diplomas they became massively successful

Walt Disney He bid adieu to his high school at16, to join the army. But as he was too young to be recruited, he joined the Red Cross by forging a birth certificate in favour to the requirements.

Richard Branson As the founder of Virgin Groups, he has been a successful self-made billionaire. But as a student suffering from dyslexia, he quit school at the age of 16 that ultimately led to the creation of Virgin Records.

Ray Kroc Dropped out of high school at the age of 15, he lied about his age to join the Red Cross as an ambulance driver. Later he joined Mc Donalds making it the world’s largest fast food chain.

Princess Diana At the age of 16, late Princess Diana left West Heath Girls School where she was a below average student to join a finishing school in Rougemont, Switzerland. However, she showed a particular talent for music as an accomplished pianist and had an outstanding community spirit.

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Albert Einstein His elementary school teachers thought him to be a foolish dreamer. Though he liked Maths and Science, he disliked the fact of going to school and so when he was 15 dropped out of school.


Tom Cruise

Eminem

He was dyslexic. He tried attending fifteen different schools and when he was 14 he got enrolled into a Franciscan Seminary School with plans of becoming a priest. There he eventually developed an interest in acting.

Dropped out of high school after failing ninth grade three times, his teachers normally found him bunking classes for street fights. More than concentrating on his studies, he was dedicated in learning rap music.

Jessica Simpson She dropped out as a junior to pursue her singing career, but later managed to earn her GED. After quitting school she caught the attention of Columbia Records’ executive producer Tommy Mottala.

Jim Carrey His teachers were happy to see him walk out of school for good, as they found him to be an ADD kid (Attention Deficit Disorder) whose temperament proved to be a mismatch with the school’s rules.

Nicole Kidman At school she was a member of the theatre group. Praises and words of encouragement she got for her on stage performance made her an actress at 16 and a ‘school dropout’ simultaneously.

Karishma Kapoor Hailing from the illustrious ‘Kapoor’ clan, movie were a natural choice for this green eyed beauty, who dropped out of John Cannon School in Mumbai after her sixth standard and started acting at a tender age.

Mark Wahlberg Paris Hilton She was expelled from a school in Manhattan for violating school rules. She found it silly to adhere to the hard and strict rules of the institution. Later she did get her GED (General Educational Development Test).

He attended high school for a while, until he was sent to a juvenile home at 16, for attempted murder. Recent reports say that he plans to go back to school to acquire a diploma. And this is just to let his children know that their daddy is qualified.

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Architecture palaces

Glory of Yore FWD Life takes you through three magnificent palaces of Kerala and traces its architectural specialities

Quick Read The museum attached to the Nedumangadu Valikoyikkal palace exhibits articles like Chandravalayam (not found in any other such museum in Kerala), a small percussion instrument and Nanthuni, a sweet sounding musical instrument made of wood. The archaeological museum at the Krishnapuram palace has one of the largest mural paintings of the 18th Century 3 metres (9.8 ft) high it is the largest single piece of mural painting so far discovered in Kerala. Padmanabhapuram palace is believed to be the largest wooden palace in Asia. Courtesy: Dr G. Prem Kumar, Director, Directorate of Archaeology, Thiruvananthapuram.

ncient structures are silent witnesses of the events in history. The architectural marvel of these palaces is an epitome of the brilliance of the older generation. Modern architecture is indebted to the ancient structures as most of the architectural styles are being adopted by architects today.

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Padmanabhapuram Palace Padmanabhapuram palace

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is situated at Thuckalay, in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. It is an ancient historical monument representing the indigenous architectural features, especially in the traditional style of southern Kerala. The palace is situated in the centre of the Padmanabhapuram Fort with an area of 186 acres. All the buildings in it are elegantly designed and display simplicity of architectural style characterized by pointed gables, dormer windows and long corridors. The earliest of structures

was built about 1335 AD. The most noteworthy edifices are the Entrance Hall (Poomukham), the Council Chamber (Mantrasala), the Natakasala (Theatre Hall), Pooja Mandapam (Place of worship), the Saraswathy Shrine and above all the Uppirikka Malika (Storeyed building), which contain well preserved mural paintings. The mythological figures painted on the walls are masterly designed and are wonderfully fresh and unmutilated.

Koyikkal Palace

Nedumangadu Valikoyikkal palace stands as a unique example of the style of architecture which prevailed in Kerala in the 15th century. It is one of the rare palaces built in the shape of a ‘Nalu Kettu’ adhering to all rules of indigenous building architecture. The building which has a slanting and gabled roof and a number of single-piece pillars still remains a historical marvel with its unique indigenous style of construction. The Koyikkal palace of Nedumangad is one of the


oldest Venadu Palaces which was abandoned without any renovation over the centuries and it was the headquarters of the Perakam dynasty. After the re-constitution of the State, this palace came under the Travancore Devaswom Board. Later, this palace and the adjoining property were taken over by the Department of Archaeology, Kerala State in 1979. Since then it is a protected monument. The palace which was in a dilapidated condition was renovated scientifically using the latest conservation techniques without affecting its historical significance and antiquity. The Folklore Museum and the Numismatics Museum attached to the Nedumangad Koyikkal palace are the first venture of this kind by the Government of Kerala.

Krishnapuram Palace This palace is a unique example for the Kerala style architecture, especially the residence of local chieftains and royal palaces of Travancore. It carries one of the largest mural paintings of the 18th century school in Kerala. An archaeological museum is also accommodated inside the palace. The palace and the surrounding areas are declared as protected by the department in 1961 under the Protected Monument Act. All these three monuments are under the control of Department of Archaeology, Government of Kerala. These monuments are opened to the public all days except the Government holidays and Monday.

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FWD Life, for the first time got down International Artists, the Midival Punditz, for a live gig at Kochi. Joining them for their live set was the crowd favourite carnatic guitarist Baiju Dharmajan along with Kutle Khan (vocals),Vidhi Sharma (vocals) and Ajay Prasanna (Flute). The event was organized by Springr, an upcoming platform for creative artists in Fort Kochi, providing studio recording among various other facilities for musicians. Midival Punditz is known for their energetic live sets in Delhi and elsewhere.

International band Midival Punditz rocked the city with a live gig


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luxury car owners roy m muthoottu

Quick Read

ITS FIRST OR NOTHING

Car Range Rover 4.4 L SDV8 Diesel Autobiography Price 2.8Cr

The First Range Rover Autobiograpy In Kerala r. Roy M. Mathew Muthoottu, Chairman Mini Muthoottu talks to FWD Life about his love for cars, during the handing over of the Range Rover 4.4l Barolo Black ,Autobiograpy at the showroom in Kochi. Mr.Muthoottu is the first person in Kerala to purchase this model. In typical understated elegance that has been the key word for their business empire, Mr Muthoottu along with his wife Nizzy Mathew and son Mathew Muthoottu arrives at the Rover-Jaguar show room in Kochi. He is very candid about buying why he is buying this car. “ I always make it a point to buy the first model of a particular make of car that catches my fancy. “ True to his words , Mr Muthoottu has been the proud first owner of numerous models from the pre 90’s Ambassa-

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dors, Heralds and Contessas to Estates and Peugeots to name a few of the cars. A self taught driver, Mr.Muthoottu has been

driving cars from when he was 8 years old and that romance has changed in a passion for 1st editions. SUVs, in his opin-

ion are the best suited for this kind of business travel, which involves visiting the group’s 990 branches.

Check it out. Wheel base (mm)

2922

Max. Power

339 Ps @ 3500 rpm

Length (mm)

4999

Displacement (cc)

4367

Max. Torque

700 Nm @ 1750 - 3000

Width (mm)

2220

Drive Tran

4wd

Ground Clearance

295.5

Height (mm)

1835

Transmission

8-Speed

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Startups

kanthari

Being a

Kanthari Know about Kanthari, the institute that moulds people to become social entrepreneurs Text K.R. Rejeesh Photography Various Sources f somebody asks you about the country Chichuhlonga, don’t gape at them. And hold on before you rifle through the globe. Well, before letting you to cudgel your brains, know about this ‘imaginary’ country, which is part of the curriculum of Kanthari, an institute for training leaders. Situated on the banks of Vellayani Lake near Nemom in Thiruvananthapuram, the participants (students) here first learn to overcome bureaucratic hurdles and other obstacles

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in Chichuhlonga. After several training sessions, they are groomed to become a Kanthari to bring about social changes in the society. Kanthari, the International Institute for Social Entrepreneurs and Innovators in Kerala, was started in 2009 by Dutchborn Paul Kronenberg and Sabriye Tenberken from Germany. Sabriye Tenberken, a blind woman, during her trip to the Himalayas, realised that Tibetans have a stigma against people with disabilities, which prompted her to start the first school for the

Quick Read Sabriye Tenberken is the author of “My path leads to Tibet” a bestseller that has been translated into 13 languages. She also starred in the award winning documentary ‘Blindsight’. Sabriye Tenberken became fully blind at age 12 Paul Kronenberg has a keen interest in eco-friendly low cost “open hardware” technologies and architecture Sabriye Tenberken and Paul Kronenberg received the “Bornheimer” Award from The Europa School in Bornheim (Germany) Kanthari offers a seven month experience-based preparation for social change


blind in Tibet in 1998. This school formed the foundation of ‘Braille without Borders’, an organization that empowers blind people. A thought to create a larger impact on society led to the formation of “Kanthari.”

Kanthari “A small chilly can make a huge difference. What I mean is that one individual can bring in a big change in society. Like Gandhiji who proved that using the ethics and intelligence one man can overthrow an empire, we encourage people here to get inspired by Gandhian movement,” says Paul Kronenberg. “Nowadays there is the change where people say the NGOs which make money themselves to be sustainable. We do agree because I am not a business person. Bill Gates knows how to make money, but he does good things for the society. If somebody makes a good product that improves the quality of the world, they make money with that and it’s not for personal profit,” Paul explains.

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The five acts The Kanthari curriculum, a journey in five acts, will take the participants through a series of activities that lead them to being able to start their own social initiatives. The first four acts provide many opportunities to experience what it means to set up or run an already existent social initiative. After the fourth act, the participants will be ready to jump into the fifth act to start their personal initiatives in the region of their choice. “We have participants mostly from countries like Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Kenya. Last year, 95 per cent participants were blind people. They must have a dream and submit their project in the seven-month course. The participants have to be highly motivated, driven and creative in order to let his/her project become reality. We have about 23 participants this year,” says Ajith, the manager of Kanthari. Participants are selected after five rounds of interview. Catalysts (trainers) impart them practical training. They conceive the place as a new country and

the participants study problems of the country. The currency of Chichuhlonga is Chilongs (1 rupee = 20 chilongs). “After the course, they go back to their countries and start entrepreneurship. Once they register, they become part of the alumniKanthari club. They interact with each other,” adds Ajith. Does Kanthari provide financial aid for startups? “We don’t fund long term. We have

associations in Switzerland, Germany and Holland. We try to raise fund so that everybody gets enough funding in the beginning,” replies Paul Kronenberg. Sprawling across 2.75 acre, Kanthari is a wonderland with a lot of innovations. Like the land, the participants who come here possess creative and often unique ideas to create a significant change in their community..

Colours of Kanthari

Red Kanthari (advocate)

Green Kanthari (Initiator)

Red Kantharis fight for a world free from discrimination, negative attitude or harmful norms. Their goal is to create a change in mindset in communities through advocacy and awareness.

These initiators want to create social change by starting grassroot projects with innovative approaches. Schools for marginalized, training centres for the blind etc are a few initiatives.

Orange Kanthari (Social Entrepreneur) Kanthari entrepreneurs use business as a tool for sustainable social change. The goal is not to make profit, but to use business to create structures to benefit the needy.

Yellow Kanthari (Inventor)

Purple Kanthari (Artist)

They create new products, strategies or concepts for social change. They can be active in the areas of environment, computer technology, and accessibility for people with disabilities.

Kanthari artists use their creativity and art as a tool for making a difference. Musicians, painters, authors, filmmakers bring a positive mind set through their work.

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photo story spirituality

Of Peace, Serenity and Divinity Photos Naseef Gafoor

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As I travel far & wide, my lens captures some less-known and less-noticed aspects of life. It gives me a holistic view of life around me.


“Great minds”

A very normal day inside the classroom of a Madrasa.

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“Splendid past�

Passing by this old temple, it seemed the old man and the carved rock temple were bonded by faith

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travel Bora Bora islands

Slice of Paradise Bora Bora is indescribably an expensive getaway. But celebrities flocking around this island don’t mind shelling out big bucks for their R&R ife is spectacular when you’re in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Bora Bora is a piece of heaven that has been a favourite with A-listers. FWD

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Life takes you for a tour to this mysterious holiday spot. Bora Bora, the French Polynesian Island in the South Pacific makes isolation nothing less than splendid. The divine destination boasts of private

Quick Read Over water villa stay is a ‘must try’, though the resort prices vary considerably according to the time of year. Below is a list of hotels with accommodation charges for two individuals Luxury Resorts St. Regis INR 96,000 app. The Four Seasons INR 73,000 app. Villas in medium category Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa INR 36,000 Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island INR 34,000 app. Budget villas Bora Bora Eden Beach Hotel INR 17,000 app. Hotel Maitai Polynesia INR 11,000 app.

ocean villas and pristine white beaches accompanied by warm waters and jagged green mountains. The tropical paradise offers visitors a 24/7 safari, sunbathe and swim at white sandy beaches.

Arrival The best time to travel is in May and the best way to arrive is to take an international flight to Tahiti, and then a less than an hour flight to Bora Bora. The airport is located on a small motu (islet) north of the main island. Upon arrival there are hotels ready with small boats to whisk you away. For the accommodations located on the main island, one would need to take the ferry to Vaitape. From there, small buses will usually pick visitors. Air Tahiti operates a


free shuttle boat transfer from the airport to the main village, Vaitape, by “Bora Bora Navette”.

Stay Once you reach the resort you would be led to overwater bungalow that comes with “Tahitian television,” or glass panes built into the floor through which you can observe the sea life below. The bunglow is provided with a private terrace from where you can enter the water and swim in turquoise lagoons. You’ll enjoy amazing views and fall asleep to the sounds of waves gently lapping beneath your bungalow.

Things to do Since the place is located around a very large lagoon there are plenty of water activities to do like swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. At Bora Bora Lagoonarium one can come face to face with aquatic wildlife in a captive environment, or take a Shark & Ray Snorkel Safari to feed sharks and rays on open water. More adventurous travellers can go for Jet Ski and Kiteboarding. If you plan on spending some time on land, there is plenty of hiking, horseback riding, and

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even some Jeep tours that will take you over rough terrain as well as to the WWII ruins. The rich culture has influenced the shopping market greatly. Travellers have their choices of art galleries, studios, shops that are set up in traditional and modern settings. They also have an abundance of jewelry and black pearls.

Black Pearls Commonly known as Tahitian Black Pearls they have become

an exotic gem sought after by celebrities and pearl aficionados alike. The Most popular place to buy and make your own Black Pearl Jewellery is The Farm at the Bora Bora Pearl Company.

Travel Back

Check-in begins 60 min before departure. Most flight to Vaitape arrives from the French Polynesian capital of Papeete. It is the transit hub for most of the transferring flights to the popular Leeward Islands, including Bora Bora.

The airport is located on Motu Mute. If you want to take the shuttle boat you must board the boat at Vaitape dock 75 minutes before departure of your flight. The journey to the airport takes 15 minutes.

Eat outs

Bloody Mary - is famous for its American flavour. Kaina Hut- An authentic polynesian restaurant La Villa Mahana- A small French restaurant. Sunset Boulevard- A new concept of restaurant where you can eat on boat. The island’s one nightclub is La Recife Discotheque, offering drinks and dancing.

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Food

seasonal fruits

Mango

Madness It is that time of the year when our markets are flooded with varieties of Mangoes, and almost every Indian household has their own favourite Mango recipe Preparation

Mango Chicken, Bean and Rice Bake Per serving Serves: 4 Calories: 753 kcal Cooking hour: 1 hr 10 minutes excluding marinating hours.

Ingredients Handful of chopped spring onions 2 tbsp chopped ginger 3 chopped garlic cloves 1 seedless red chilli a small handful of finely chopped coriander leaves

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1 tbsp thyme leaves Juice of a lime 1 lime cut into wedges 1½ tsp ground allspices 2 tbsp sunflower oil 8 chicken drumsticks 300 gm long grain rice 400 g kidney beans 500 ml chicken stock 1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped into pieces

Put the spring onions, ginger, garlic, chilli, coriander stalks, thyme, lime juice, allspice and oil in a food processor and blend them into a paste. Pour it over the chicken drumsticks and leave them to marinate for at least one hour. Heat oven to 180C. Tip the rice and beans into a large roasting tin with deep sides. Remove the chicken from the marinade and set aside. Mix the stock into the marinade in the bowl and stir well. Pour the stock over

the rice and beans and place the chicken drumsticks and the mango pieces on top. Cover the tray tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Take the tray and remove the foil. Spoon the mango chutney over the drumsticks and return to the oven, uncovered at a temperature up to 220C for 35-40 minutes. Pull it out from the oven when the chicken pieces turn brown. Before serving, fluff up the rice with a fork and scatter with the coriander leaves and serve it hot with lime wedges.

snapshot The name ‘Mango’ is derived from the Tamil word ‘Mangkay’ or ‘Man-gay’ later on named as ‘Manga’ by the Portuguese traders. The king of fruits is a good cure for loss of weight and it also helps check premature aging. A glass of lukewarm milk taken after eating a ripe mango energizes the human system.


COOL TIPS Jackfruit - Fruit of the Season Jackfruit Bread Pudding

Preparation

Ingredients 4 cups of milk 2 eggs (slightly beaten) 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla extract 4 tbsp melted butter 1 cup jackfruit, sliced into thin strips 6 - 8 cubes of white bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 1-1/2 quart dish with butter. Whisk the milk, eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla, and butter in a large bowl. Add jackfruit, and bread. Mix them well and allow the bread to soak in it for thirty minutes. Pour the mixture into the dish and add warm water to an inch from the top of the dish. Bake for 75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Top the dessert with whipped cream and serve.

Mango Mash Though it’s messy to have this fruit blast, it is fun enjoying the fruit this way. Take a ripe mango which is soft enough to be squeezed. Apply some pressure on it to mash the mango without breaking its skin. Roll it until it feels like the pulp inside has become juicy. Cut open the top most portion of the mango and suck out the pulp. Those of you trying this for the first time should make sure that you’re not super-sensitive to poison ivy as there might be a slight skin irritation caused by the mango skin.

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Did you know?

One cup of mango has 107 calories in it, providing 25 percent of the daily value for Vitamin A. The word ‘mango’ besides being a fruit, the Oxford English dictionary also gives it an obsolete meaning, synonymous to the word ‘pimp’. Ancient Sanskrit poets believed that chewing mango buds would help them to sweeten their voice.

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Monsoon Party

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In spite of the heavy downpour the party revellers enjoyed a thrilling event with dance and music on the floor at Dream hotel.


show biz

TOMMY AND DEE HILFIGER ATTEND THE 2013 METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART COSTUME INSTITUTE GALA

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Sundown Pool Party

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Fun in the sun had a whole new meaning when the city’s party revellers flocked the pool in a partying-hopping mood from sun up till sun down at Ramada.


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food steak & fries

Smokin’ Hot This steakhouse has managed to woo the city folk with some of irresistible tastes giving a wholesome experience

Quick Read

Timings 11AM - 10.30PM

Text Thabitha Marion Photography Toonus t the heart of Tripunithura there is a newbie on the restaurant scene that has received thumbs up from foodies around. ‘Steak & Fries’ is a classy restaurant with a delightful buzz; funky for its vibrant seating and lighting, serving a relaxed and laid back ambiance for its clients. It’s a place for youngsters to laze around and a diner for families to relish some snacks or meals prepared with utmost hygiene. This place, loved for its Cheesy New Yorker burger, Beef Sizzler, Chinese cuisines and a couple more delicious offerings has a pleasant ambiance with wall picture and shaded low lamps that contributes to the aesthetic appearance of the restaurant. In all it’s a cosy place to have some piping hot sizzlers or soups this monsoon.

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BONUS Cheesy New Yorker Burger Grilled chicken breasts sandwiched between cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and topped with mayonnaise, served along with french fries and coleslaw. Price: ` 110

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Signature Dishes Chinese Chilly Chicken A traditional chinese preparation made with soft boneless chicken, batter fried and cooked and served along with exotic vegetables in a chilly sauce. Would go well with any pick of the fried rice on menu. Price: ` 160

Vegetable Steak Sizzler In-house prepared vegetable steak with assorted veggies in pepper sauce served along with french fries and buttered rice Price: ` 240

Mixed Fruit with Cream A mixture of mangoes, pears, pomegranates, kiwi, apple and litchi served with fresh cream Price: ` 140


Chicken Pops Appetizer A preparation made of shredded chicken, onion, cauliflower, cabbage, capsicum and pepper corn, flavoured with spices like bay leaves and nutmeg made into small balls, deep fried and tossed in pepper sauce

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Chef about the dish “It’s a crunchy meal with the goodness of both veg and non-veg”.

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Beef Pepper Steak Main Course Grilled supreme cut beef with capsicum, broccoli, yellow corn, onions, chinese cabbage and pepper sauce with either french fries or mashed potatoes served along with buttered rice or noodles in a regular plate)

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Chef about the dish “This is a filling main course meal for the ones who love peppery smoked flavour”

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Falooda Royal - Dessert Afters prepared with sabza seeds, rice noodles, rose milk, badam ice cream, topped with roohafza syrup, dry fruits and shredded cherries

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wedding

sameer - hamna

Wedding vows Photography Mijo George

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All the best from Team FWD

Sameer Hamsa from FWD Life Family married Hamna on 26th June. The lavish wedding reception held at Lulu International Convention Centre in Thrissur on 29th June saw dignitaries like Mr Yusuff Ali M.A and Shabira Yusuff Ali, Mr Ashraf Ali M.A, Lissy Priyadarshan, Narain, Vikas Kapoor and Shyam Sundar attending the event. Celebrity kids Vismaya and Pranav Mohanlal, Sidharth and Kalyani Priyadarshan were also seen at the occasion. 2013 JULY

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QUICK READ

skills

Potty Training

Rules of Confinement

for Pooches

Bringing home a pup is definitely exciting, but a lot of effort needs to be put in to make him your most sincere friend around ou bring home the most adorable pup, thinking it’s one of life’s best things, but it takes a lot of patience and dedication to train him. Until a dog reaches physical maturity, they may have a tough time controlling their bladder for more than 1 or 2 hours. And this becomes all the more bad during the rainy season, as their outings get to be restricted due to showers. At times they might show signs of uneasiness by scratching the floor or frantically exploring places for elimination. As they are puppies, it is our responsibility to understand their needs and our requirement to abstain them from littering within the house. So if you are getting irritated as house training is not progressing, follow these potty training

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techniques. Confine your pup in a crate or a cage without flooring it with disposable papers. As most dogs don‘t like to dirty the place where they live, they would try their best to hold on. Use a leash to train it. It helps your dog to be in control of whatever happens. Speak out the words you like to communicate its place of disposal, so that next time when at one say it would understand what you are trying to convey. If your pup is not used to the leash, slip the lease and carry it from its crate to outside. Once outside set the puppy down and by words and actions make it understand that it let out for potty. And for once he is done with it; praise him for his obedience and co-operation.

BONUS Researchers at the National University of Singapore noticed a species of soft-shelled turtles sticking their heads into puddles of water and wiggling their tongue. Initially they mistook it for having water. To learn more about it the researchers purchased live turtles from a local market and kept them in water for six days. After removing from water and placing them in a puddle, the turtles dipped their heads and spat out fifty times more urea than was present in the mouth discharge. For this species urea travels through the reptiles’ bloodstream to their mouth. Though this is a way to excrete urea, one cannot technically call it urination. The researchers concluded by saying, “If active urea excretion could be applied on patients with kidney failure, it would have been such a relief for them.” 104

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One to two month old can be confined for 2 hours without a potty break. A three month old can go on for a 3 hour confinement within its cage without a potty break. And a four month old can manage to have a 4 hour confinement without a potty break. Monsoons are the easiest time to potty train. As it gets damp everywhere and with no distractions around, no pup would like to spend much time outside.


QUICK READ ‘Odd’ Friends for Life Coconut Oil for Dogs It helps to reduce risks of cancer Giving them a tablespoon of coconut oil is good for their digestion and also helpful in healing fungal infections. Coconut oil balances metabolism and relieves arthritis. Applying it on wounds helps in speedy recovery

Five month-old grizzly bear Bam Bam finds his best playmate in a sixteen- month old chimp, Vali. The two cuddling with each other is a strange sight for the visitors at Myrtle Beach Safari Park in South Carolina.

edible insects U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization last month reminds us that there are more than 1,900 edible insect species on Earth, hundreds of which are already part of the diet in many countries.

A baby lion cub at the Guaipo Manchurian Tiger Park in Shenyang, China is friends with a sixteen day old monkey. The bond they share keeps them together all the time, making people say, ‘what an odd couple?’

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Goats Behind Bars

Three goats had been detained by cops after they were accused of damaging a brand new police vehicle in Chennai. Twelve goats got on top of the vehicle, damaging its wipers and scratching the paint of the bonnet. Seeing this the officers got together to drag them down and took them into custody. The animals were tied together and detained in a cage, till the cops got hold of the owner.

Quite surprising is the friendship of Jet and Miri at the Pet Porpoise Pool in Australia. The baby dolphin and baby seal, who have been inseparable since they were two months old are the show stealers of this tourist destination.

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parenting

Quick Read

stealing

No ‘steal’thy act Like lying, “stealing” is an adult term that may not mean anything to young children. Take a moment to understand why children steal and how to handle this common problem toy car that turns up in the pocket of a four-year-old after a visit to a friend’s house is not proof that

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your child is already a delinquent. To the preschool child, possession means ownership. In a child’s mind he has a right to anything within grabbing

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The best way to teach lasting values is to draw the lessons out of a child rather than imposing them. You want the “give it back” idea to come from the child if at all possible. One of the reasons a child will steal is because he wants to gain attention from someone. Make sure you don’t raise your voice, get angry, point or jab at your child. Ensure that it is clear to your children that you forgive them, still love them.

has stolen from. Sometimes this alone can be humiliating enough for him to never do it again. To avoid a repeat offense, ask what happened though all signs point to petty theft, give your child a chance to explain. Kids of this age are often honest when asked directly, so don’t bother being coy.

Express disapproval

You can say that stealing hurts people -- including the thief, who gets in trouble and could lose a friend.

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distance. Children under four have difficulty distinguishing between ‘mine’ and ‘yours’. Everything is potentially ‘mine’. They don’t know that palming a piece of candy at the grocery store is stealing until you tell them so. Many preschool children can’t curb their impulses. They see the toy, feel they must have it, and take it without any judgment as to the rightness or wrongness of the action. Instead of guilt, they feel relief that their craving has satisfied. At around five to seven years of age children develop a hazy notion of the wrongness of stealing. They can understand the concept of ownership and property rights. Encouraging and helping the child to return stolen goods teaches not only that stealing is wrong, but also that wrongs must be made right. If you are sure your child has stole something, make him apologize to whoever he

Find out what prompts the child to steal. Help the child learn work ethics.

or even role-play beforehand. If this happens often, talk to your doctor. Mood disorders or other problems may be at play. Praise honesty. If your tot finds somebody’s wallet and brings it to you, praise him for his action.


QUICK READ

yoga & wellness

Slim Science A weight loss program becomes successful only when hard work and discipline is introduced and practiced throughout life “hate the kilos I have piled on but I love food. I don’t eat much and now I eat even lesser but I am ballooning. I lost weight but gained more than that when I stopped my diet.” The woes are many, but they all seek the same solution – effective and sustainable weight loss.

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Effective and sustainable weight loss or Slim Science is based on the following Realistic Goals: Rate at which you will lose weight is based on weight to height ratio, age, sex, body type, basal metabolic rate and other factors. Yet, never let anyone tell you what you cannot achieve. Patience and pesistence with right set of tools and correct information can help achieve what may otherwise be impossible. Rope in a trainer or find weight loss buddies to help you reach your goals. Give your routine 21 days. Do not give up. Eat Sensibly: Do not go overboard with dieting you will end up gaining weight, instead focus on cutting down around 500 to 1000 calories per day for optimal weight loss. This would mean skip those cups of coffee, fizz and halve the rice intake. Replace ingredients with health-

ier options rather than skipping foods that you love. Diet should not create stress. Detox: Few days in a month stay away from acidic foods such as alcohol, preserved, processed, fried and refined foods and replacing the diet with healthy alkaline food (think green colored foods). Know Thyself: Ayurveda indicates, those with Vata body type tend to be lean and lose weight quickly while those with Kapha body type are stocky with slow metabolism, Pitta body type falls in the middle. Body type characteristics cannot be altered. Medical conditions like Hypothyrodism, polycystic ovary syndrome, diabetes also cause rapid inch gain. Lab tests are recommended. Certain medications cause weight gain, always check for side effects of pills you pop. Move, Breathe, Smile: If you alternate between bouts of high intensity workout followed by relaxation you will kick up your metabolism and result in sustained weight loss. Fast paced and challenging yoga styles such as Vinyasa interspersed with relaxing postures does this exceptionally well. Build long lean

muscles as they are key to sustainable weight management. Isometric exercises such as Yoga or Pilates helps sculpting long lean muscles that are strong yet flexible. Victory Breath (Ujjayi Pranayma) along with Root Lock (Mula Bandha) in a mindfully executed movement based yoga practice helps you sweat, smile and melt away the inches. Such a practice will energize, destress and curb food cravings. Yoga Postures that are known to help lose weight are Crescent Lunge, High Plank, Bow Pose, Boat Pose, Three Legged Dog Pose, Reverse Warrior, Shoulder Stand and Bridge Pose. Breathing and body alignment is key to the practice. Wind up with Yoga Nidra for deep relaxation to access your subconscious and reinforce intentions of “fit and light”. 21 days will bring you total transfomation both of body and mind.

If you are finding it hard to control your portions, try eating with your left hand, or maybe pick up a fork and knife and use a smaller plate and cup. Practice mindful eating. Include low fat diary to eliminate fat, soups to fill you and consider a nutritious meal replacement supplement. Lack of sleep, skipping breakfast, heavy dinners, emotional binging are causes of weight gain, have a fool proof strategy to combat these negative behavior patterns. Your practice should be sufficiently challenging, fun and yet relaxing. Arm yourself with motivation quotes, videos etc to stay the course. My favourite is Arthurs Transformation on Youtube. Go on sweat, smile and get slimmer

The author Nuthan Manohar is a wellness consultant and researcher based in Cochin : nuthansm@gmail.com.

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* Check with a medical practioner or a trained therapist prior to starting any physical practice

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finance

credit score

Snap up your scores Banks and credit card companies use credit scores to evaluate the potential risk posed by lending money to consumers and to mitigate losses due to bad debt

Quick Read How to improve your credit history? Always pay bills on time. Late payments can pull down your credit score. Keep your credit card balance low. If you have used Rs. 90,000 out of a credit limit of Rs. 1,00,000, loan providers will think that you are an imprudent spender and credit hungry. The ideal limit would be in the range of Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000. Too many credit cards in hand can get you a bad credit score. Too many loans will also make you ineligible for loans. It is better not to close credit card accounts. Unused credit cards imply that you are financially secure, which help you to get better score.

uying a three-bedroom apartment was a dream for Vishal Menon, a 35 year-old manager in a blue-chip firm. He was shocked when his home loan application got rejected. Why was it rejected despite Vishal’s top dollar job? Vishal’s credit score was low. He got a low score because he had a history of irregular credit card payments. While computing the credit score, maximum weightage (around 35%) is given to clean repayment history (of all loans including credit cards). Most people are unaware of credit score and come to

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know about it after they fail to get a loan. So what is a credit score? Banks give credit card or loan––home, auto, and personal loans–– based on the ability of borrowers to repay the amount. They measure the repayment ability or credit worthiness based on credit score. If you have a higher credit score, it will help you get loans on better terms and lower interest rate. Before applying for a loan, one should approach RBI approved credit information companies like CIBIL, Experian or Equifax. When you apply for a loan or a credit card, the bank forwards your application to any of these companies before

approving loan or credit card. The credit score is based on your repayment history, amount of credit on loans being used, number of loan applications, and the amount of secured and unsecured loans. Secured loans include auto and home loans while credit on cards constitutes unsecured loans. If your basket of loans has higher secured loans, there are better chances of getting loan. Frequent foreclosure of loans and application of new loans can also bring down your credit score as bankers suspect that you may be using the money for speculative investment or for buying stocks. Credit scoring

is not limited to banks. Mobile phone companies, insurance companies, landlords, and government departments employ the same techniques. A credit information company computes credit score, which is a three-digit number withinthe range of 300 and 900. Higher the score more the chances of getting a loan on favourable interest rates. A good score alone does not mean a person can get the loan he wants. Bankers also look at the status of previous loans and the payment history on such loans. A previously settled or a written off loan is likely to impair the ability to avail more loans.


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Youtube a ride on a whale shark A nineteen year old boy hitches a ride on a 30-feet whale shark weighing around 50,000 pounds, 30 miles off the Captiva Coast.

‘Johnny Mone Johnny’ from“ABCD’ This song ‘Johnny Mone Johnny’ from the latest Malayalam release “ABCD’ sung by Dulquer Salman, music by Gopi Sunder and lyrics by Santhosh Varma and Anna Katharina has gone viral.

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entertainment preview

melodies On Air

93.5 Red FM

RJ Rijas : Amoolyaragam (Monday to friday Sunday Classics (Every Sunday 8pm to 11pm) RJ Rijas who has carved a niche for himself and his show ‘Amoolyaragam’ in RED FM 93.5 Trivandrum is a household name in the city. Continuing to have a voice that charms the public, not hearing him for a day is like starting a fine sunny day without sipping bed coffee. For listeners he sounds as fresh as he was five years back. He does an appreciable trivia hunt about Malayalam films and songs of yesteryears and a detailed study about the legends behind such meritorious piece of art. “I enjoy every bit of my work. The preparation I have to do prior to a show is intense,” says RJ Rijas. Apart from this, Rijas also hosts a weekend show ‘Sunday Classics’ on every Sunday from 8pm-11pm. This show too has travelled a long way for its unique

9 pm to 12)

and innovative concept ‘Platinum Jubilee Celebration of Malayalam film songs’. “This show is equally close to my heart. Here I get to bring back to life, the forgotten voices and lyrics of yesteryears. In-short it’s a celebration to commemorate 70 years of Malayalam film music,” says Rijas. This tribute to the eternal evergreen melodies has won many awards to its credit like the ‘Frame Media Award 2009’ and an appreciation letter from the Anti-Piracy Head Rajpal Meena IPS for spreading awareness on anti-piracy. Apart from this, as a token of appreciation, Rijas also gets to be surprised with heartfelt rewards from admirers of the show, like the visually challenged listener who gifted him a collection of retro music.

Music is in the air (RED ON DEMAND) 5.00 PM - 9.00 PM all days As the RED FM team was enjoying their stride hosting their usual segments, a novel concept of introducing a ‘Music Week’ flashed through their brainstorming session, eventually resulting in a musical celebration at all the five RED FM stations in Kerala, during the Red on Demand segment between 5pm to 9 pm from June 17 to June 21, 2013. Each day of the ‘Music Week’ was made special by dedicating and celebrating the day with one celebriety music director of the Malayalam film industry. It had music director Ratheesh Vegha, Biji Bal, Deepak Dev, Rahul Raj and Gopi Sundar as its celebrity guests. They discussed about their future projects, more about themselves and also happened to be a forum for interaction with the public.The celebrity music directors and their work were celebrated in an order. It had Ratheesh Vega on Monday, Biji Bal for the show on Tuesday, Deepak Dev on Wednesday, Rahul Raj on Thursday and Gopi Sundar on the final day, the Music day, sharing more about the movie ‘ABCD’ and its music.

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Rukus XL Solar Powered Sound System A fully functional sound system that works by the power of the sun. Price: $200

Ball and Buck Turntable A custom built vintage turntable that actually works! A perfect and unique piece to make your home or office look grand. Price: $1,098

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Philips Air Fryer HD 9220 What we liked Adjustable temperature controls Dishwasher safe parts Cuts down oil consumption Timer and air filter

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03 Frosted Glass vase

DIY home decors 01 Tea cup candles

Clean the cup and saucer thoroughly and dry completely Place wick in the center of the cup and glue the base down with a dab of hot glue.Heat wax and add in dye or scent according to package directions. Pour into container. Gently adjust the wick to make sure it is straight. Let sit until the wax is cool and solid

02 Glittery wine glasses

Tie rubber bands and arrange them around the vase. Get ‘Glass Frosting’ Spray paint ready and spray the vase. Make sure to do it in even strokes, going from the top to the bottom, in a light layer, otherwise it will drip down. If you accidently spray too much, and it starts dripping, you can quickly wash it off before it dries and start over. Once it is dry, remove the rubber bands. Lastly, add some flowers, or pretty rocks,

Wash and dry wine glasses wrap a piece of painter’s tape around the rim of each glass. Use a paint brush to apply glue around the glass, painting in downward strokes. Sprinkle glitter so that it sticks to the Modge glue. Apply another coat of glue over the glitter to seal it in place.

Cultivate an herb garden inside your home Wish to have a fresh supply of herbs in your kitchen all year long; try growing your own in a few pots indoors, we suggest you five herbs that are commonly used during cooking and are easy to maintain.

Basil You can grow your basil from seed, or buy a basil plant from your grocery store. All they need is regular watering and full sun.

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Cilantro Widely used in Indian cuisines this delightful herb doesn’t need direct sun. Keep soil moist every time.

Mint Mint is generally a weed and should not be kept along with other herbs. Keep it in the sunniest spot.

Oregano It’s a perennial herb and thrives indoors if given abundant sunlight. It’s a staple herb in Italian-American cuisines.

Thyme The fragrant leaves are used in salad dressing, marinades and sauces. It prefers full sunlight and regular watering.


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events

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The Google Plus

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Photowalk Text Antony Sebastian Photography Aby Mathew oogle + recently celebrated its second year anniversary and as part of the celebration, photo walks were conducted across the globe by photography enthusiasts. 200 odd cities brought together thousands of like - minded photographers to add glitz to the

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celebration. In correspondence with Google +, Viewfinders, an online photography community led the photo walk in Cochin. Previous year, in similar manner approximately 110 cities had held photo walks bringing in about just a few thousand. Of which 96 were viewfinders themselves in Cochin.

This year, Cochin witnessed its largest ever photo walk with over 200 shutterbugs both young and old participating with equal vigour. The event was coordinated by Viewfinders on 29th June 2013. The event “click” started by 3:00 pm from Marine drive leading through Broadway and Market Road. It was the third largest photo walk of the 2013

G+ celebration. The idea of a photo walk is to boost creativity through movement and exposure to changing surroundings. You can wander streets you’re familiar with, or explore an area that is brand new to you. The whole point is to get you out there, exploring your surroundings, exercising your creativity and taking pictures. Viewfinder was founded in 2010 by 7 friends with the aim of promoting photography. The group focuses on sharing photography related tips and tricks and guiding people in this art. They also conduct regular photo walks and exhibitions in the city. From merely a handful it is now approximately 3000 members strong spread across the country and still growing.


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