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2nd Year Anniversary t has been such an eventful journey last 24 months; add another 3 months for setting up. Everything seems to have happened so fast, but yes, here we are; 2 years old. In the current market with so many new magazines coming out and about equal number, if not more going out of circulation, we are very happy about having reached this milestone. There are many firsts that we have introduced, those which are now been used as bench marks. The first among this would be the introduction of the QR code on the cover. It took some time for people to understand what the QR CODE does, but once it caught on, it spread like wildfire. The perfect binding and the large format art paper also seems to have become the standard in magazine production in Kerala. Marking our 2nd anniversary issue we are introducing 2 new concepts to the general public. The first one is FWD’s own digital publishing platform which is set to grow beyond just another magazine browsing app. The second one is the augmented reality feature that we are introducing. This feature will project the magazine cover (for now, new features in the following months) in 3D while viewed through a smart phone. I would like to thank our investors, advertisers, clients, various associates, staff – both ex and current for helping reach here.

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First look of Mammootty starrer ‘Silence’ is out The movie poster of Mammootty starrer ‘Silence’ has been released. In this movie Mammootty plays the role of a judge who is set to give a decisive verdict. Anoop Menon and Joy Mathew are also playing pivotal roles in this movie along with Pallavi Chandran, who is making her debut in Malayalam movies. Pallavi is active in Hindi small screen since 2006; she has been recognized for her work in ‘Madhubala-Ek Ishq Ek Junoon. ‘Silence’ is directed by VK Prakash and it is produced by Afseena Salim under the banner of Aysha Film Release. YV Rajesh has done the script work for the movie. Music has been composed by Ratheesh Vega. The shooting of the film has been completed, and the makers are currently busy with the post-production works. The movie is planned to hit theatres in December.

Mammootty gets in to the skin of the character for ‘Balyakalasakhi’ Megastar Mammootty has adorned various characters in his movie career with utmost ease and panache. The latest one that shows the dedication of the actor is the character of Majeed from ‘Balyakalasakhi’ a romantic tragedy written by the legendary novelist Vaikom Muhammed Bashir. According to reports currently the shoot progressing in Kolkata shows the tough life of Majeed that he has to undergo to win back his love Suhara.

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tit bits Dileep-Joshy teams up for Saddam Sivan Actor Dileep and director Joshy has given some blockbuster movies in the past. Now the duo is pairing for a new flick ‘Saddam Sivan. Dileep has already worked with ace director Joshy in several movies like Run Way, Lion, July 4, Christian Brothers and Twenty:20 and they have all proved to be commercial success. Saddam Sivan will be produced by Sibi K Thomas, Udaya Krishna, Vyasan Edavanakadu and Dileep Kunnath under the banner of 4B Productions. Dileep plays the role of an outspoken man who speaks his mind and reacts to injustice.

Ezhu Sundara Raatrikal set for Christmas release Actor Dileep’s latest flick ‘Ezhu Sundara Raatrikal’ is all set for a Christmas release. The movie narrates the story of a young man and the sequence of events that follow a bachelor party. According to the director the movie is a fun thriller with a dramatic twist in the climax. This is the seventh time Dileep is teaming up with Lal Jose. Ezhu Sundara Ratrikal has two heroines; Rima Kallingal plays Sini, Dileep’s former love. Parvathy Nambiar plays Dileep’s wife. Harisree Asokan, Tini Tom, Sekhar Menon and Arun play Dileep’s friends.

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tit bits Hit diretors to star in ‘Om Shanti Oshana’ Super hit directors Lal Jos , Renji Paniker and Vineeth Sreenivasan have created magic behind the camera, now they all will be seen on screen sharing great camaraderie for Nivin Pauly starrer ‘Om Shanti Oshana’. After their super hit bilingual movie ‘Neram’ Nivin and Nazriya would be seen together for Om Shanti Oshana. Directed by Jude Antony and produced by Alwin Antony, the romantic-comedy entertainer starrs Aju Varghese in a lead role. The film is produced by Alvin Antony under the production banner of Ananya Films, music by Shaan Rahman and written by Midhun Manuel.

Nivin and Janani Iyer roped in for ‘Edison Photos’ Nivin Pauly’s upcoming flick, ‘Edison Photos’ will see him paired with Janani Iyer, Koothara fame, Janani will play the role of powerful Tulu Brahmin girl in the film. The movie directed by Pramod Gopal is reported to be a romantic film which is based on three photographers — a fashion photographer, a national geographic photographer and a photojournalist. The story is narrated through a series of photos clicked by Edison, played by Nivin Pauly.

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Fahad to appear as a cop in ‘One by Two’ For the first time versatile actor Fahad Fazil will don a uniform for a movie directed by Arun Kumar Aravind. ‘One by Two’ that has being shot across locations in Bangalore, Mysore and Palakkad is also set to stand out for another interesting aspect; the movie will have the veteran director Shyamaprasad essaying the role of a psychiatrist. Murali Gopi will be playing yet another lead role along with Honey Rose and Isha Talwar. B Rakesh is the producer of ‘One by Two ‘under the banner Universal cinema. The music is composed by Gopi Sunder.

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Joyalukkas spearheads ‘Think Pink’ cause for breast cancer awareness

The ‘Joyalukkas Think Pink’ initiative, with the theme ‘Take a Pink Pledge,’ was launched in India as a commitment to reinforce and build awareness for the fight against breast cancer. The CSR initiative is supported by the esteemed Cochin Cancer Society which aims to help poor patients to obtain expensive cancer treatment.

HOT NEWS Brad Pitt stops using soap

Actor Brad Pitt is so concerned about the environment that he has reportedly stopped using soap because of the toxins used in it. The 49-year-old prefers to use a combination of lemon, water and apple cider vinegar instead. “Brad says he’s read up on the toxins of soap - especially the antibacterial ones - and feels that using them is not only bad for the planet, but it also speeds up the ageing process in humans.

Lady Gaga stunned team with naked gig plan

I see the next SRK in AbRam, says Shah Rukh Khan

King Khan, who is ruling the Bollywood industry, says he sees the next Shah Rukh Khan in his son AbRam. When asked who in the young set of actors has the capability to be the next Shah Rukh Khan, he said: “I see the next SRK in AbRam, but it will take time.” He said he has dedicated this year for small things and little happiness.

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Lady Gaga’s team had a ‘’meltdown’’ when she told them she wanted to perform naked. The ‘Applause’ singer stripped completely off at G.A.Y nightclub in London last weekend surprising the audience, and although her plan sent her aides into shock the 27-yearold singer felt compelled to do it as an artistic expression.


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tit bits Rare zebra-donkey hybrid, the zonkey, draws crowds in Italy An act of love between Martin the zebra and Giada the donkey in the romantic Italian city of Florence has produced a rare “zonkey” baby that is drawing crowds to an exotic animal shelter. Three-month-old Ippo is already a star and the owners of the farm say they have received requests for rights over his image, including one from a soft-toy company and another from Disney to make a cartoon. The unusual sight at the farm brings hundreds of visitors, who compete for Ippo’s attention and take pictures on smartphones.

Global warming made mammals dwarfs millions of years ago Scientists have claimed that global warming could be one of the reasons that led to dwarfism in mammals. U.S. researchers have found that mammals shrank significantly during at least two ancient global warming events. The finding suggests a similar outcome is possible in response to future climate change.Scientists have known for years that animals such as horses and deer became much smaller during a period of warming, called the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson meets secretly after five months split Former couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, who parted ways five moths ago, had a secret meet up recently. The 23-year-old actress recently visited Pattinson’s rented house in Beverly Hills and spent hours there, reported E!Online. After the meeting, Stewart was pictured driving her blue Toyota pickup truck with Pattinson’s silver Jeep trailing behind. It is believed that the ex-couple were allegedly heading in the same direction, which was the actress’s home. However, their plan changed when they realised that paparazzi had been tailing them.

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tit bits I want to have a normal life and relationship: Katy Perry Pop star Katy Perry does not like the media attention around her relationship with boyfriend John Mayer as she wants to date like a normal person.The ‘Roar’ hitmaker said she likes to go on hikes, movie and dinner dates with Mayer. It’s never my main focus, it’s never intentional. (My) ideal date is just dinner and a movie. It’s so normal. And a hike, we love to hike,” the 29-year-old singer said.

Reindeers’ eyes’ change colour from gold to blue over course of seasons Scientists have discovered that reindeer eyes changes colour from gold to blue over the course of the year.The study revealed that the reindeer is uniquely adapted to Arctic winters.The study found that like many other mammals, during the bright summers reindeers’ eyes reflect back most light through the retina - so they seem to be gold coloured. The research showed that a kind of enhanced night vision kicks in through winter, however, when a layer of tissue behind the retina becomes less reflective and seems to be blue coloured,

India counts for maiden Mars mission The countdown for the India’s ambitious Rs 430-crore Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has begun. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C25) is expected to blast off at 2.38pm on 5th November. According to Isro, the MOM objectives are twofold — technological and scientific.The technological objectives include design and realization of Mars orbiter with a capability to survive and perform Earth bound manoeuvres, cruise phase of 300 days, Mars orbit insertion/capture, and on-orbit phase around Mars. It will also enable deep space communication, navigation, mission planning and management and incorporate autonomous features to handle contingency situations. 2013 NOVEMBER

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Meb Rure’s recycled silk chair, Ottoman and stool These three furniture items created by Istanbul-based designer Meb Rure turns fabric waste into creatively coloured showpieces. Price: ` 43,598 app for small piece Price: ` 1, 21925 for a more elaborate one.

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Excerpts We call Africa ‘The Dark Continent’, but for you how was the experience exploring Uganda - the culture, traditions, food and its scenic beauty? Yes, there is a reason because of which we call Africa ‘The Dark Continent’, if we look at their infrastructure or trace back their history; we know that it is truly a dark place to be in, but in spite of that I found the people in Uganda to be so happy and content with their life. We usually have a different picture about Uganda but when I visited the place I was simply mesmerized with the

With her untamed beauty, turbulent locks and bewitching smile, she is an absolute charmer in front of the camera. The lady wears equal amount of attitude and confidence to bedazzle, as

we quiz her. Assertive, frank, and never afraid to follow her heart, she talks about the relationships that moulded her personality – including the love that anchors her… and when she

talks all we want to do is simply listen because the lady has a bold take on most of the things around. Here’s a transcript of our conversation punctuated with lots of giggles…

It’s a time when celebs are trying their hands at singing. Do you think you can do a good job as a singer? No never…I don’t think I can ever croon that would be embarrassing for my loyal fans. scenic beauty. The place was a total contrary to what I had imagined it to be. I personally feel, compared to them we Indians live in the lap of luxury, we live in a democratic country we have our say in every matter yet we fret about little things. Of the 56 locations you shot for ‘Escape from Uganda’ one place you want to revisit? Well, there are two places in Uganda that I would always remember the rest of my life, one was lake Victoria that we saw as we drove out of the airport, it’s the second largest fresh water lake in the world,

the lake is so huge that it resembles a sea and the first sight of it blew my mind. The second one has to be Jinja, this is where the last one week of our shoot was held and it’s believed that river Nile originates from Jinja, so the place has a lot of historical and cultural significance and it’s a beautiful hill station with the most amazing weather. How challenging was it to perform an action role for the first time? I wouldn’t say that it was all highly stylized action sequences; those were all very normal antics that any woman

would do when she is caught up in a difficult situation to protect herself, so nothing was like too choreographed, but yes there were some scenes that demanded a lot of physical effort and were very taxing because the story revolves around a prison break so there was a lot of running around and chasing so it was tiresome at times, but the crew was so supportive that we were all in great spirits always. I totally enjoyed shooting for ‘Escape from Uganda’. How comfortable were you acting with Vijay Babu? Vijay is a great pal, I have

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Excerpts known him for a long time and being in the industry for four years my priority was to make Vijay comfortable because our chemistry was really important throughout the movie. How was your experience working in an all women oriented movie like ‘Zachariayude Garbhinikal’? I didn’t have too many combination screens with other actresses in this movie but yes working with Sandra who also happens to be the producer of the movie was very special and apart from that I feel actresses including me are very lucky that we are in a space where so many roles and scripts are written for us, I think it happened in the 80s and 90s and after a dry spell Mollywood is back with scripts giving prominence to women and I am very happy about that. Toughest part of being a bold actress….. Toughest part of being a bold actress is that people forget that we too are humans and we have a softer side to our personality. But as far as I am concerned I am ok being considered a bold and arrogant actress rather than taken for granted. You and anchor turned actress Renjini Haridas are

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great pals. What bonds both of you? I respect Renjini for the kind of person she is…Renjini is someone who lives her life in her own terms and is successful. I have seen her hosting an event in Sharjah, taking control of over 40,000 crowd single handedly, I am sure not many can master that and if she is doing that hats off to her…ever since she has stepped into the industry she has been ridiculed for her accent to clothes but that has not dampen her. I feel the only one thing that irks people here is the fact that she is a successful woman.

On FWD Life I love the fact that they put in so much effort for each shoot and article they publish. The one quality that you dislike in Aashiq… I don’t really hate anything about him; actually we both are a world of extremes and we do have our own silly arguments at times but that’s pretty much about it. What is it on that Rima and Aashiq disagree most of the time? Like I told you before we both are entirely different from each other but our values and principles in life are similar but we differ in tastes, on the bigger issues of life as such we agree most of the times. Your next holiday together would be to… We both have been longing

to visit Pushkar mela in Rajasthan for a long time but because of our professional commitments we were postponing our holiday, but this time we are going to make it. Is he an insecure lover? No…Aashiq is a super confident human being, he is very confident and comfortable about himself, so there is no question of he being insecure. If not for his movie, does he pay you surprise visits during filming? No, he doesn’t come to my movie sets because it belongs to some other director or production house and that can be a distraction for them. But I do visit him on his sets because he is the one who calls the shots there. Shoot with FWD? I think this is the second time I am shooting with Subhash. And he is wonderful photographer and I am sure he will bring out the best in me. Let’s see how it comes out. On FWD Life? There is a right kind of energy about this magazine; I think the FWD team has a clear vision on what they want to convey to their readers. And I love the fact that they put in so much effort for each shoot and article they publish.

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Magic Photographer Subash Maheswar Models Rima Kallingal, Vijay Babu Makeup Aneese Ansari Stylists Rima : Shamna Huwaiz Vijay Babu : Akizz Jayachandran Production Jithin Augustin Production Support Maxxo Creative Special Thanks Salu K. George Eyewear Partner Optikmannath Automotive Partner

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Up town girl Rima looking dramatic in satin black sequined LBD and black leggings accessorised with cloche hat and Louis Vuitton speedy monogram handbag and boots.

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The Gaze Vijay Babu flaunts a formal look in black tuxedo paired with black pants and Ray ban aviators in matte-gold sunset mirror lenses

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Rebels Rima wearing denim jacket smartly paired with mandarin-collared formal shirt and jeans. The suede knee length boots with stud embellishments at heel area gives adds a rebel look. Vijay Babu wearing a pullover denim jacket over a casual T shirt paired with straight-fit ripped jeans.

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Makeup : Aneese Ansari Stylist: Shamna Huwaiz (Rima) Stylist: Akizz Jayachandran (Vijay Babu) Production: Jithin Augustin Special Thanks: Salu K. George Production House: Maxxo Creative

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Interview Sheela Kochouseph Chittilappilly

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Moving Beyond

Expectation Mrs Sheela Kochouseph in a freewheeling chat with FWD Life about business and pleasure that has taken up her time in the last year.

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t’s an year and a half since we interviewed Mrs Sheela Kochouseph at her house in Palarivattom. The decor is almost the same barring the few additions like the Head

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Excerpts Referring back to the older interview, there was a mention of market expansion for Vanessa and Valero, also a similar line for children, how has the expansion being? V-star under its various product lines of Vaneesa and Valero has started off in new markets, namely Tamilnadu and Karnataka. A new line for teenagers has been introduced too. Our best selling product by far has been the leggings. It has become a major fashion trend. The light weight, cotton, spandex mix cloth with a bio-washed finish has become a hit largely due

gear with piranha teeth from the Amazon Basin, and the Mother Mary figurine from Italy. What has surprised us is the high energy level and the way younger than a year ago interaction that she had with us. The phenomenal success

of Vanessa- Valero, her travels abroad, a new addition to the family- her grandson, or even her casual attire- well, we don’t know what brought it about, but it was truly a memorable interview that FWD life has done recently.

Somethig that the Chittilappillys’ watch together on t.v ? Malayalam Movies Starring Mohan Lal, especially old ones like No.20 Madras Mail

to the comfort it provides the user. Childrens line called Little Vanessa and Little Valero is popular is in the market. We also have an online store As for the future, largely due to frequent enquires we are developing a new product line and a sales feature. The product line is a plus-size line of undergarments for women. Internationally we have been exporting to UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. This happens though a tie up with Lulu, therefore we are extremely happy about having the retail chain in our town too.Our exports contrib-

utes to 20% of our turnover. Is there any reason why you expect a rise in export numbers and not so much in the domestic market? The buying trend in the domestic market is chang ing a lot. As far as Kerala is concerned the Onam buying has been very dull last two years. Having brainstormed about this trend, I suppose the reason could be because the idea of buying something new for Onam is no longer relevant. The buying is happening all across the year, so are the reasons for buying too. The bridal season is big for

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Interview Sheela Kochouseph Chittilappilly

Mrs. Chittilappilly with her Cactus Collection

our premium lingerie set the “Purple Passion” . April- May being precursor months for school opening become a big sales point for the teenager collection. Therefore there is certainly a evolution in the buying trends. Also has previously mentioned the online store, every customer segment now buying online. As far as rest of India is concerned our biggest market is still Diwali. WonderLa has now become the brand name for all your amusement parks, why was such a decision taken? The primary reason was to consolidate the branding, all

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new amusement park ventures will be under WonderLa, for the same reason, Vega Land in Kerala is also been rebranded has WonderLa. It’s always easier to rebrand in Kerala because it’s our home base, people will always connect with the amusement park here. This consolidation was also necessary because WonderLa is going public issue soon. Arun Chittilappilly is handling Wonderla and Mithun Chittilappilly is handling V.Guard and since the Vega Land brand is available, my husband Kochuseph Chittilappilly is heading the newly launched Vegaland Developers. The first project is a closed gate com-

munity in Vazhakala, Cochin, called Green Grounds. True to its name the property will have good landscaping and gardens, something which I have taken a personal interest. My husband and I will be moving there once the project is completed. There seems to be a spurt in women entrepreneurs in Kerala, do you think the society has finally accepted women professionals? It is true that professionally qualified people are coming together and building new business in all sectors. Yet the question of gender comes into play depending on the marital status of those involved.

Parents don’t mind setting up businesses or encouraging their unmarried son to do business. When it comes to unmarried daughters they seem to hesitate. In many cases it’s often after marriage and children reaching school going age that women establish their own brands. Until then it would be more of an exercise in creative outlet. Developing a company is a very tough process; it’s even tougher to make a steady progress, so unless there is an all around support from family it’s very discouraging to put in so much of an effort into it. Government Support?


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The biggest governmental support would be better infrastructure. The conditions of the roads are so bad that it’s a back breaking effort to visit all the units. The government should certainly look at using the taxpaying money in ways in which it will help the people.., Recent international Travel We love to travel and explore new things. One of the most memorable trips we had recently is to the Amazon basin and Spain. These trips were in totally different nature from each other. The visit to Amazon was very different from our normal trips. The head mask with piranha teeth was a memento from the trip. During a boat trip on the Amazon we saw how deadly the piranha can be. Even out of water the fishes show a single minded attempt to bite at flesh. There were also huge water lilies that could support the weight of a small child. We also saw the famed anacondas

being treated like pets. We understood the extend of how

tourism effects the lives of the people by the way in which they create exotic spectacles like walking around with snakes on their neck and little alligators in their hand, just

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a 7 days Epic Cruise. While the primary port of visit was various places in Spain like Barcelona and Mallorca, the journey also took us to places in Italy like Rome, Naples and

white and mix well. Keep in refrigerator until set. Decorate with mint leaves, and tinned cherries. This pudding can be set in small ice cream bowls and decorated individually so that it does not get messed up while serving can be avoided, also helps to retain the appearance. The pudding can be garnished with caramelized cashew nuts or walnuts for a different flavor.

Florence. The highlights of the trip were the Medieval Churches, Cathedrals and the Marble statues conceived in classical style. We brought back a small figurine of Mother Mary. Choice of Food. While we are in Kerala, it’s mostly Nadan food. There is no particular likes or dislikes when it comes to everyday cooking. The only exception to this would be when our children and grand children visit. During their visit we mostly cook continental cuisine, stir fried dishes and noodles. My original tender coconut pudding is also a great hit among family and friends. During a trip, the opposite hold true, both of us tries to explore all kind of new possibilities. From Octopus to snakes we have tried everything that’s available in various places we visited. But I must confess that Salmon, Spare ribs and fruit tarts remain an evergreen favorite.

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Interview Nivedita Saboo

“A league of her own” An ardent admirer of Indian fabrics, Nivedita’s silhouettes speak volumes about her zealous creativity and passion towards her craft Text Thabitha Marion Photos Various Sources ivedita’s creations cast magic on ramps, with attention to detail they scream opulence and elegance. With a career

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spanning of over a decade in the cut-throat fashion industry her brand ‘Nivedita Saboo Couture’ has grown leaps and bounds, crossing borders and making its presence feel in the USA, Middle East, Sweden

and UK. Back home her clientele includes divas and fashionistas of Bollywood who simply goes ga ga over her fine outfits that are unique and are made with a personal touch. As we sit for

a comfortable tete-a-tete with the talented designer at her majestically done posh couture house, one can’t help but admire her fine aesthetic skills and flawless fashion sense.


Excerpts How did you get into fashion? Since the very beginning I have had an artistic streak but it was my love for fabrics and embellishments that urged me to study Fashion in detail at NIFT Delhi where I was a gold medalist. I went on to garner further expertise as Head of Design at Arvind Brands after which I chose to follow my heart’s calling which led me to set up my own brand‘Nivedita Saboo Couture’ in 2002.

Celebs you’ve designed for? To mention a few - Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Vivek Oberoi, Neha Dupia, Diana Hayden, Isha Koppikar

What does ‘Nivedita Saboo Couture’ offer to us? Each season Nivedita Saboo Couture brings together women’s wear, men’s wear, made-to-order kids wear and accessories that are opulent, detailed & celebratory along with a line of European inspired home decor.Modish texturing, international cuts, intricate hand embroidery and opulent embellishments on Indian inspired designs and western silhouettes is our forte. At the new store in Kalyani Nagar, Pune

we have skewed focus towards fashion conscious men with an array of jackets, shirts, trousers, kurtas, sherwani’s, tuxedo’s along with an eclectic curation of shoes, leather accessories, travel essentials, ties, bow-ties and more... It’s a one stop shop for all of ‘his’ design needs. Our women’s line has everything a diva would aspire to own from sarees, anarkalis, salwar- kurtas, dresses, kurtas, tunics, trousers, skirts, gowns, jackets and a multitude of accessories. They are all

unique pieces with special focus on quality and craftsmanship. We specialise in customisation of outfits for our patrons who like unique styles and detailing in their ensembles. The secret behind a bridal wear seem to look heavenly? Artistically structured cuts and aesthetic details combined with custom-made fits of the silhouettes is a striking feature of ‘Nivedita Saboo Couture’. The ensemble

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Excerpts needs to be comfortable while exuding a bride’s personality through its colours, design and flow. International destinations your couture has travelled? In addition to our domestic displays through Blenders Pride Fashion Tours, Pune Fashion Week the ‘Nivedita Saboo Couture’ is present in various fashion houses across the country, our collections have graced international ramps like the Paris Fashion Week, Hong Kong Fashion Week and The Indian Bridal Show- London to name a few. Apart from ‘Nivedita

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Your mantra as a designer ‘Life is a celebration, and every design should reflect exactly that’

Saboo Couture’, how connected are you with the fashion industry? I am on the board of Pune’s biggest fashion gala - Pune Fashion Week. Also I am an active member on the advisory board of a number of fashion bodies whilst mentoring fashion students from various fashion institutes.

What are the glamorous accessories you have on display? A collection of limited edition headgears, trendy handbags, gorgeous clutches, stylish footwear, leather accessories, travel essentials, ties, bow-ties are created to complement the outfits one chooses.

Your designs are loved for it’s? Apart from bespoke fits, stylised elegance and comfort that exudes opulence and luxury it is the personal involvement through exclusive interactions that makes our couture a special one.

Proudest moment as a designer? As a designer my proudest moment is every time I see a twinkle in the eyes of a bride when she sees her outfit for the first time and the smile on her face when she wears a ‘Nivedita Saboo Couture’ outfit on her special day.

Most acclaimed brand presence internationally? In addition to foraying into the international fashion arena through a host of Fashion Weeks, we recently made debut on the red carpets of Cannes by dressing Maria Shatalova, a model and wife of Russian International Premier League football player Pavel Pogrebyak. Maria adorned a beautifully designed ethereal white gown with velvet appliqué detailing encrusted with diamante& pearls. The outfit added to Maria’s graceful persona which garnered her praises on the red carpet.


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travel Bermuda Island

Demystify the

Beautiful Bermuda Bermuda is one of the few places in the modern world that still remain enveloped in an aura of superstitious mystery. hink of Bermuda and most of us have the Bermuda Triangle on our mind, but little we know or can imagine the beauty of this tiny island (Bermuda covers just 21 square miles) that has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. It’s no surprise that the island and its botanical garden was once an inspiration to John Lennon to pen his last album ‘Double Fantasy’ and Hollywood couple Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas to declare Bermuda their

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home and another host of millionaires head to this delightful getaway just for the anonymity they enjoy.

Getting In

the range of fares from online travel services such as www. orbitz.com , www.expedia.com and www.trailfinders.com . The fares can vary depending on the season.

Flight

Cruise Ship

The proximity of the Island to top international locales like London and New York makes it a favourite among jetsetters. Direct flights to Bermuda are available from several major cities on the US east coast, as well as from Canada and London. One can get a sense of

This is one star attraction, More than 200,000 passengers sail to the island each year during the cruise ship season, which runs from April to mid-November. Cruises cover rooms, meals, entertainment and transportation in one all-inclusive price. The following cruise lines

offer regularly scheduled roundtrip cruises throughout the cruise ship season. 800-235-3274; www.celebritycruises.com 800-327-7030; www.ncl.com 800-393-0031; www.radissonsevenseas.com

Yacht Yachting is immensely popular in Bermuda and lots of people sail to the island. Most yachters who sail to Bermuda depart from the US east coast, typical voyage time between Bermuda and the US east coast will take


Quick Read Bermuda provides great and inexpensive bus system. Though cars are rarely rented to visitors, one can rent scooters that are everywhere.

es Resort & Spa that charges $1141 per night. But those who want a different perspective on life in Bermuda head to one of the smaller hotels or B&B like Aunt Nea’s Inn At Hillcrest in St. George that would come around $ 494 for total stay.

Places to stay

Grab a bite

There’s a huge range of accommodation options available in Bermuda, including a number of high end resorts, which offers top notch services and fine dining. The Rosewood Tucker’s Point has immaculate grounds, four pools, restaurants, a golf course, a private beach and 12,000 sq foot spa, the luxury comes at a price of $775 per night per person then there is the stunning Cambridge Beach-

Seafood dominates the Bermudian platter. Traditional Bermuda fare is influenced by West Africa, Europe and India. An average meal should cost less than $15(USD). Meals at fast food restaurants will cost between $5(USD) and $10(USD). For fresh and mind blowing food head to Blu in Warwick Parish and experience their Seafood Extravaganza Buffet or binge on a juicy burger and

five to six days.

Getting around

cold Coronas at the Bonefish restaurant in the Royal Navy Dockyard.

BARS Little Venice Wine Bar: Bermuda isn’t all about rum, and this Hamilton-based Italian restaurant is home to one of the island’s most extensive wine lists Robin Hood Pub and Restaurant: Because of the English connection, there are a surprising number of traditional English taverns in Bermuda and this one, in Pembroke, is especially popular with sports fans

Things to do The lush, green subtle and sophisticated British Overseas Territory has many things to offer for its visitors. To start with, History buffs would love a visit to the St George’s (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), which is where the island’s earliest inhabitants first set up camp in 1612, led by British admiral Sir George Somers. The Featherbed Alley Printshop museum is equally fascinating. This was the location of Bermuda’s first ever newspaper and printing business. And then there is the Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse, the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the world that provides breathtaking views of the Bermuda shoreline. Bermuda Maritime Museum has a collection of maps, books, coins, maritime art, and exhibits concerning activities of the Royal Navy and the US Forces, specifically during World War II, shipwreck artefacts’, local watercrafts. Young geologists would love the Crystal Cave in Hamilton

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO The currency used in Bermuda is the Bermudan dollar, which has the same value as the American dollar The official language is English A passport is the preferred document for entry into Bermuda and is required of visitors from all countries that require a passport for re-entry purposes to their home country. The telecommunication system is ranked among the best in the world for reliability, quality and sophistication. Worldwide and international prepaid calling cards can be purchased locally.

Parish, which was discovered in 1905 when two teenagers. It is Bermuda’s largest cave network, and although much of it remains unexplored, the 500-metre-long Crystal Cave has been opened to the public. Now, if you have exhausted yourself, the beautiful beaches can give you the perfect R&R. The bright blue waters are filled with marine life and snorkellers and scuba divers can expect to spot parrot fish, butterfly fish, eels, urchins and colourful corals.

Getting Away Bermuda’s only international airport, L.F. Wade International, is located near to the town of St George’s and is well connected to the rest of the island by public transport.

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wedding Apps plan marriages

Weddings turn

smarter, geeky affair Are wedding planners and event management companies not your thing? Try the ubiquitous apps that help plan your D-Day Text Dhanya Menon Photos Various Sources edding involves numerous tasks and managing them is always a headache. Writing them down in a diary and creating check lists is passÊ; go the techno way with Android/iPhone apps and others available now. Along with various fun games and guides, starting from choosing your life partner to choosing your honeymoon destination and everything in between, technology helps you with all. Let’s have a look at the Top 10 Smartphone Ways to Wedding Planning

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Finding your life partner Finding your life partner is the first and foremost mission to start off your wedding. All leading wedding portals in India are now helping to find the perfect match by switching to the increasing smart-phones. These apps are available free of cost, and also offers you an opportunity to chat through this to people whom you find interesting.

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It takes you through the history, telling you about the significance, ancient customs and traditions involved in and behind Indian weddings. It helps the bride and groom in keeping a check on their preparations, and tells them what is missing around. From choosing the venue, to the traditions, deciding the budget, guest list, catering, invitations, decorations, etc, it helps you with this all. In short, it makes you a pro in organising Indian weddings within minutes. This is also a free app with interesting wallpapers and backgrounds that you can download and get started.

Asian Wedding Fashion If you are getting married, then it is very normal for you to have different folders on your desktop, with wedding dress designs, flower decorations, invitation cards, venue decors, etc. But, why waste time on

all this when you have ‘Asian Wedding Fashion’ app to help you with different designs and ideas at one place. It helps you with different pictures for Bridal Dressing Collection, Groom Dresses Collection, and Venue Decoration Ideas. This free app helps you with high resolution pictures, which you can zoom in to go through the intricate details.

Wedding portrait posing guide After your wedding, pictures and videos are the only things which help you in revisiting these lovely memories of your lifetime. Everyone cherishes them forever, but you need the perfect pose to hang on your wall. Why go for the clichéd poses, when love has transformed manifold since then. This wedding portrait posing guide has so many romantic, loving poses that you can ask your photographer to click for your perfect shot. You don’t need to blindly agree to what your photographer asks you to pose. With this you can tell him the innovative and distinct pose you want to get clicked in with the love of your life. Different locations, lighting, indoor, outdoor, this free app has it all.

Wedding Guru This is a dream tool for any wedding planner to make every moment of your wedding week brilliant and distinguished. It has numerous amount of information that you would need at this time. From list of possible vendors, their price list, services and a lot more for you to

compare and decide. Along with listing various rituals involved in different customs, it also helps you in sending invites to all your friends in your mobile and social networking sites, automatically.

Wedding Budget The Wedding Budget app helps you to decide your budget and ensure that you stay within it. Input all the important expenditures, payment deadlines and the money already spent. It gives alerts on payment due dates so that you will not miss any and set warnings when you are on the verge of exceeding

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wedding Apps plan marriages the budget. The entire wedding cost planning will be represented in a colorful pie-chart, showing you the perfect way to deal with money.

Wedding Countdown Widget Not only the brides and grooms, but their parents and even friends are excited about the D-day. So Wedding Countdown is a fun app just for you. Install this and countdown the days, hours, minutes, and seconds to your wedding! Keep your engagement photo as the background, and share your countdown to your friends as a reminder, through email or FB. And no need to delete the app after the event; you can switch to anniversary countdown after your big day.

Wedding Plandroid This is one stop wedding app

designed specially for brides for their big day. It helps alleviating the stress of planning through options like managing wedding budgets, organizing to do lists, searching vendors here, coordinating other tasks like managing guest list, and even count down to your big day!

Pinterest Pinterest is an excellent tool to use to get inspired with themes, colours, dĂŠcor and more, for your D-day. Browse through several categories in weddings including hair & beauty, accessories and even photography. You can pin your favorite images to share them with your friends and family.

Wedding Websites and Live Tele Casts As technology advances, wedsites and live streaming are becoming a must have to share your event updates to your near and dear ones round the world. You need not shed an extra buck for launching a wedsite. There are many free website providers online. Bollywood Shaadis and Indian Wedding Websites, offer it for free. For availing a live streaming, you can browse for any service provider within 1000 kms from your place. Wedolinve, Vivahalive, Vsquaretv, Streammingonlive are few sites operating in and around Kerala, integrating, wedsites, FB integration, E-invitation and more. Pricing start from Rs.20, 000/-

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architecture

Compact houses

A Big Little Home When it comes to a house, the bigger not necessarily always mean better, embracing small living space can effectively improve maintenance cost, housekeeping efficiency and above all strengthen family bonds.

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usual waterfront apartment. Every corner of the house resonates with an eclectic, cheerful vibe. With a wide canvas on one side fully exploiting the exterior beauty and modern twists keeping with the contemporary design aesthetics, this open floor plan apartment gives the impression of a luxurious resort interior.

You can still get a cosy feel in small houses. This 700 sq ft big little home at Thevara Waterfront, Kochi had inspired us Type Apartment Owned by Siraj, Kochi

Text Dhanya Menon Photos Increations, Kochi ompact houses are often challenging in terms of designing, especially in connection with clutter control and creative living spaces. But this location inspired interior make over created by designer Sreejith Pathangalil has injected vibrancy for a

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Mesmerizing Waterfront View Inspired by the waterfront setting, the living room cum dining room, foyer, kitchen and bedroom, all overlook the cool blues. The living cum dining space with a beautiful view of the lake brings in a luxurious restaurant like ambience. Some structural changes were made

Area 700 sq ft Location Seiken Properties, Thevara, Kochi Design Sreejith Padangalil, Increations Designs & Contractors Pvt Ltd, Kakkanad, Kochi, Tel: 9847022901

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to the apartment like opening up the wall between the entry and kitchen with a glass feature to ensure that the view to the waters would not be obstructed. “With the waterfront view so prominently on display, it was hard not to be influenced just by this alone,” says Sreejith”.

Fluid Spaces Turn-key interior solutions offered by Sreejith was planned as an open- horizontal set up to create a semblance of free space inside. “Open spaces with wide bay window create a very spacious feel” says Sreejith. For the most part, the apartment presents as a very sleek space. Smooth surfaces flow seamlessly from one to the other. It gives in an impression of more space which is further accentuated by the play of light and ceiling. The horizontal foyer leading to the open living cum dining gives a sense of privacy for the other

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wide bay window create a very spacious feel

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foyer leading to the open living cum dining gives a sense of privacy for the other spaces

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given a dramatic, character-laden club look, teaming with woody and warm tones.

spaces. Water from view from here also diverts and offers as a silent corner with a bit of privacy to enjoy. The ceiling work gives a feel of a long way visually enhances the looks.

Colour Palette Incorporating right colours into the design, the interiors were designed for entertaining as well as engaging. Beginning with a palette of complementary colours, the designer set out to imbibe a visually strong interior just like the exterior. The living room is compact, but well appointed with pastel shade green wall, metal with coffee brown shade tile. The spaces are given a dramatic, character-laden club

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architecture

Compact houses

look, teaming with woody and warm tones. Inside the apartment there was also a need to lend a tropical flair.

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Beginning with a palette of complementary colours, the designer set out to imbibe a visually strong interior just like the exterior.The living room is compact, but well appointed with pastel shade green wall, metal with coffee brown shade tile.

Others Custom designed furniture and storage also play a pivotal role in maintaining the overall theme of the house. Softer hues of the furniture and furnishings and the designs are in a way that it creates an organic impression. Lighting fixtures are another textural element. Warm lighting has given beautiful ambience on a whole. Earth tones are accentuated by artifacts and addons which lend character to the fluid living space. There is a right mix of style and amenities on a whole, just like the chic cook space where utility meets chic ambience. There are two things that stuck us; it seemed a lot more than a 700 sq ft home and the fact that they had actually managed to create a luxurious space. Take note, where there is a will, there is a way!

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Free Spirit Chiffon black mini dress with netted sleeves

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Sporty Electric blue blouse paired with denim hot short pants

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Under the Spell Royal blue blouse paired with turquoise maxi skirt accentuated with red belt

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Dusky Princess Flowy turquoise halter neck dress

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yacht Cyan

The Rock star Cyan Cyan is fully equipped to cater every charter guests and with an experienced charter crew onboard, she is the perfect yacht to charter.

ike her possessor, Cyan is a rock star; she may not be a super yacht with the most sophisticated technology but has definitely managed to woo a lot though her enigmatic appearance and performance. The Edge, the iconic guitarist of the globally revered Irish rock band, U2 stunned the world of both music and luxury yachts,

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when he purchased the luxury superyacht Cyan for a whopping $18 million. But rumour mill is still abuzz saying that Cyan was bought by none other than lead singer Bono of U2 and not Edge. But whatever, Cyan has put every rumors to rest and rules the waters because of its charisma. Designed and developed by Italian shipyard Codecasa Yachts in the year 1997, the Cyan was constructed to bring forth a magnificent vessel equipped

with the most modern and fulfilling amenities possible. Now, to experience the rock star kind of living let’s explore Cyan more, the luxury motor yacht has a total of 6 cabins able to sleep 12 guests. The yachts master cabin which is full width of the beam on the main deck has a King size bed, a large study, two walk-in closets, and his and hers bathrooms interconnected by a Jacuzzi bath. Also located on the main deck is an additional

Queen cabin with ensuite which is best suited for a nanny or bodyguard as the entrance for this cabin is via a separate corridor leading to the galley. On lower deck are another 2 Queen staterooms with ensuite bathrooms and 2 Twin cabins with ensuite shower room. All of the cabins have a TV, DVD and VCR. All guest cabins are decorated in limed oak and are light and spacious. The Cyan is currently being offered on charter basis


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Refit

1999

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48.70m (159’ 9”)

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12 knots

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Mediterranean Charter

Cruise Speed

FWD RATING 110 Crore appx.

with a weekly rental price of a staggering $200,000, thereby propelling this private yacht charter in to the elite list of the most expensive yachts to charter. The Cyan is powered by twin 12V 396 TE94 MTU diesel engines, thus enabling the boat to achieve a top speed of 19 knots, while taking the maximum range of the luxury vessel to 5,500 nautical miles. The super yacht features large deck space which provides plenty of sunbathing options, either around the Jacuzzi or on the aft sun deck. There is also comfortable dining, inside or outside, under the open sky or under the shade of awnings and umbrellas.. The yacht also provides a good compliment of water ‘toys’ for leisure entertainment.

snapshot Charter Amenities and Extras Cyan offers the following yacht charter amenities and toys: A 21.3ft (6.5m) Custom Line Novurania with 190hp inboard engine, a 15ft (4m) Novurania with 80hp engine, a Yamaha VX110 Deluxe Wave runner, a 2 person Yamaha GP1300R Wave runner, a Sailboard, two inflatable Kayaks, assorted wakeboards, waterskis, a Banana, Donuts, Power snorkelling equipment and fishing tackling. Charter Locations: St. Martin/St Maarten, St Tropez, St Barts, Mediterranean, French Riviera, France, Corsica, Caribbean

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Shut your mouth &

do your work On Air

93.5 Red FM On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Red FM Cochin came out with this statement “Shut your mouth and do your work”. We felt that everyone is making statements and promises but nothing actually transpires. We invited listeners to join us in cleaning the park, especially of Plastic and Paper waste, from the city’s most favorite spot the Subash Chandra Bose Park in the heart of the city and spread across more than 5 acres. Esteemed Mayor of the city Shri. Tony Chammany, inaugurated the function, by he himself giving the project a start by clearing plastic waste from the park. The Red FM Cochin team was supported by LIONS CLUB OF COCHIN, Various Residents Associations, NCC Cadets, NSS cadets, Students from Illahia College of Science and Technology, UC college Aluva and listeners. The event was a grand success and the mayor applauded RED FM for always being in the forefront for all social campaigns.

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relationship

How to

quiz

Are you the control freak

in your marriage? Wondering why the other day your spouse told that you are pompous, take this quiz and find out if his/her remarks make any sense or if your spouse is overreacting.

Scoring system From your responses to these questions If you have got the majority ‘Red’ then you don’t seem controlling marriage If you have ticked majority ‘Blue’ then you should understand that there is some truth to what your spouse have alleged and try to correct yourself For those who have got majority ‘Green’ there is no doubt your marriage will hit rock bottom soon and there is a need for serious conversation.

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You and your spouse both work, which of these best describes how you handle your household income.

Which one of these best describes your household’s holiday planning?

You both sit down every payday and discuss how much money is going to which bills and what to do with the remaining amount.

A few weeks before the holidays, you and your spouse site down and decide what you will all do.

You take in all of the money and allocate it to where it needs to go.

You decide what your family will do for every holiday and you don’t really care to hear anyone else’s input.

You and your spouse continuously argue over money

Your spouse takes it upon him/herself to decide what to do for the holidays and then informs you.

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Your spouse decided to do something nice for you and clean the entire house.

When your spouse fills out health insurance forms, what do you do?

You are so thankful and decide to make your spouse’s favourite meal.

I do nothing because I trust that my spouse knows what he/she is doing.

You tell your spouse that he/she doesn’t do it right and start to frantically clean everything again.

I don’t allow my spouse to fill out paperwork because I want to make sure it’s done correctly.

You sit down, prop your feet up, and bask in the glory of not having to do anything for a change.

We usually do paperwork that affects both of us together.

When something comes up in your household, how do you and your spouse handle it?

We sit down and decide what we are going to do together. My spouse and I don’t handle it together. I handle it. Neither of us wants to take care of it and we end up arguing who will handle it.

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MOST HAPPENING PARTIES AND EVENTS

Ocktoberfest

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Food

Recipes

What’s cooking? This month FWD brings you three gastronomical delights that can pamper your taste buds with its distinct flavor and aroma

quick read Must Have Glasses at Your Bar Cordial glass Champagne flute Brandy snifter Hurricane glass Coupette glass Cocktail glass Shot glass Port and sherry glass Pilsner glass

Mushroom stroganoff with rice Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion (finely diced) 2 garlic cloves (crushed) 500g mushrooms (sliced) ½ tsp English mustard 1 tsp paprika 250ml vegetable stock 200g white rice 200ml sour cream 1 lemon, cut into six wedges Salt and black pepper

Preparation Heat a deep frying pan or wide saucepan over a medium

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heat and add the oil. Once hot, add the onion along with a pinch of salt and cook the onion gently for 5-7 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic to the pan and continue to cook for two minutes. Then add sliced mushrooms and continue it to cook for 5 minutes until they are tender and golden-brown. Add the mustard and paprika and mix well. Add the stock and stir it as you pour it. Simmer gently for five minutes. Cook the rice in a separate saucepan until tender and once it is cooked, remove the from the heat. Stir in the soured cream into the mushroom along with

the juice of two lemon wedges and mix it all together. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Serve the mushroom stroganoff with the rice and the remaining wedges of lemon on the side.

Crackling Duck and Lettuce Rolls Ingredients 4 Duck Breasts Salt to taste

For the sauce: 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tsp chopped garlic 3 tbsp soya sauce

1/2 cup Mirin (Japanese wine) if required 1 tsp schezwan peppers 2 fresh red chillies 1 tbsp ginger 1 tsp sesame oil 1 Chinese cabbage 1 green lettuce 250 gm baby cucumber 250 gm green onion

Preparation Clean duck breast and pat dry. On the skin side make crises cut marks and smear salt on both sides and pan grill the skin side first in a non stick pan on medium flame till the skin is golden brown.


Yummdelicious!

THE PULP FACTORY is a must visit for juice and cream lovers. The idea behind Pulp Factory is to provide healthy and hygienic fresh juices along with snacks, which are uniquely Mumbai-flavoured. There are three different categories of eatables that you get here. Fresh juice extracted from fruit pulp using state-of-the-art machines, assorted cream mixed fruits, dry fruits and falooda combinations and the distinctly Mumbai-flavoured sandwiches and rolls.

the pulp factory 3rd floor, Food Court Lulu Mall, Edappally, Cochin

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Turn the duck breast over and cook for two minutes. Transfer the duck breast to an oven at 200 degrees centigrade and let it cook for another 7-9 minutes. Take it out from the oven and let it rest. To prepare the sauce, take a pan and add honey, oyster sauce, chopped garlic, soya sauce, schzewan peppers, fresh red chili, ginger and sesame oil. Cook these ingredients on slow flame

until a thick sauce is formed. Cut cucumbers and green onions into strips of same size. Steam Chinese cabbage leaves or take lettuce leaf and spread on a flat surface. Cut the duck breast into strips and place them on the leaf. Add strips of cucumber and spring onions. Spoon the reduced sauce on top and roll the lettuce into bite size rolls. Serve the rolls in a platter.

Prawn Sesame Toast Ingredients 4 prawns 4 bread slices 2 tsp fish sauce 1 cup sesame seeds 2 tsp chopped garlic 3 tbsp finely chopped coriander 2 tsp de-seeded chopped red chilli Vegetable oil

Preparation Cocktail recipe 6 Wise men

Ingredients 1 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whisky 1oz Evan Williams’s bourbon whisky 1 oz Jim Beam bourbon whisky 1 oz Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey 1 oz Johnny Walker Scotch whisky 1 oz Jameson Irish whisky

Preparation Pour all six whiskeys into an old fashioned glass, add ice cubes and serve.

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Gently pound the prawns and fish sauce till the prawns are finely mashed. Add red chillies, coriander and garlic, mix it well. Cut out three small circles in each bread slice by using ring mould. Neatly top each circle with a generous amount of prawn mixture. Dip the bread from the topping side into the sesame seeds and deep fry till it is golden brown in color and serve it hot.


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Food

COOL TIPS

seasonal soups

Hearty

Soup Toppings Swirl a smidgen of yogurt on top of a thin soup to make it creamier.

& Healthy

Sprinkle toasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds; it adds taste and is also high in minerals and proteins.

comfort food for monsoon A bowl of hot piping soup and steamy stew are the ultimate food that one craves during the monsoon, it can not only beat the gloomy weather and spirits but it is also good for digestive system

One can add protein to a vegetable soup by topping it with a poached egg. You can make the soup crisply cheesy by sprinkling a thin layer of parmesan cheese onto a baking sheet and placing it in an oven preheated to 425 degrees. When it turns light brown, remove it from the oven. As it cools, pick up the parmesan wafer and place it as a topping for your soup.

Low-calorie Chicken Stew

1 medium sized sliced onion

Carrot - 1 cup

(Serves: 4)

Potatoes - 250 gms Flour - 2 tbsp Salt - 1 tsp Pepper - 2tsp Skimmed milk - 1/2 cup Olive oil - 1tsp

Button mushrooms – 1 cup

Ingredients Chicken pieces - 500gms 5 cups of chicken stock Garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp

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Method Pour olive oil to a wide non-stick pan and put sliced onions and chopped potatoes, and stir it for 5 minutes. Add garlic and sautĂŠ it.


Add flour and roast it for 2 minutes. And then add chicken pieces and salt and cook it for 8 minutes till the chicken’s juices run dry. Add 5 cups of stock along with black pepper and bring it to boil. Let it cook for another 15-20 minutes till the chicken gets cooked. Add carrots, cauliflower and celery. Half-way through add milk and some more pepper and continue to cook for not more than 15 minutes on medium flame and serve it hot.

Creamy Vegetable Cheddar Soup (Serves: 4) Ingredients Sliced carrots – 120 gms Chopped broccoli – 175 gms Water – 250 ml Chicken stock granules – 1 tsp Chopped onions - 4 tbsp

Butter- 50 gms Plain flour - 4 tbsp Ground black pepper – ¼ tsp Milk – 475 ml Grated cheddar cheese – 225 gms

Preparation Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat and put slices of carrots and broccoli in the required quantity of water and stock. As it boils, reduce the heat to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. In a large saucepan, sauté onions in butter over medium heat until they turn translucent. Put in flour and pepper and cook it for one minute. Pour milk and bring it to boil. Then add in cheese kept aside till it melts and then add more veggies if you require. Heat it thoroughly for once and serve.

Spanish Tuna Pasta Bake Ingredients 250g dried large pasta shells 1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium sized onion thinly sliced 1 large red capsicum, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves crushed 800gms canned chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup pitted green olives chopped 300gms canned tuna (drained and flaked) 3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese

Preparation

Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Lightly grease an 8 cup-capacity baking dish. Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water until tender and drain it. Meanwhile pour olive oil in a large frying pan and warm it over medium heat. Add onions and capsicum and sauté it till cooked. After 5 minutes add garlic and cook it for another 2 minutes. Add tomato and bring it to boil. Cook it for 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Add pasta, olives and tuna. Toss to combine and season them with pepper. Spoon the mixture into the baking dish and top it with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Bake it for 12 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden and serve it hot.

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Animal Tales Most of the animal tales have an amazing effect on us; they can be so touchy that sometimes it can make us smile, laugh, and tear up a little Gender-Bending

Cuttlefish

Spotted Hyenas

A male in between another male and a female will show his true male appearance to the female to flirt with her, while showing female colors to the male. That other male thinks he’s seeing two ladies (and no rival) and won’t realize that a budding romance is happening right in front of him.

Female spotted hyenas by nature are quite manly and their appearance too makes them nonetheless different from males. Their reproductive organs too have some similarity. Females are capable of erection and they’ve a structure that resembles a scrotum.

Clown Anemonefish

These start out as male and in the meanwhile if a female dies, the dominant male changes sex to become a female.

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African Bat Bug Bat bugs mate by traumatic insemination, wherein the male bug stabs the females on its abdomen with its needle-like penis injecting sperm directly into the bloodstream. A male sometimes does this to another male as well.

They are protogynous hermaphrodites that have sex organs of both sexes. Parrotfish

A Mate for the Wild

Dallas Zoo set to take a chance bringing up a pair of cheetah cubs along with an 8-week old black lab retriever Amani. Zoological experts think that having the cubs with Amani under one roof might help the ferocious ones in influencing the cubs to calm nature and him to be a playmate for the ferocious as they grow to adulthood.

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Pets, let it be dogs or cats clad in costumes on a fashion ramp look cute and amazing. Unfortunately we rarely get an opportunity to see them like that here, whereas in foreign countries grooming them for a catwalk is no big deal. Last month the New York City witnessed a CATure Feline & Canine Fashion Show hosted by the American Kennel Club’s. The show titled ‘Meet the Breeds’ is an annual event that usually has cats walking the ramp, some with a shaven body decked with hats and jackets, a few with straightened tress but this time dogs were candidates too.


Most Beautiful Snakes around the World

Green Tree Python

Iridescent Shieldtail

Amelanistic Burmese Python

Emerald Tree Boa

It’s a threatened species on the verge of extinction due to pet trade and logging. These snakes have a peculiar way of resting on a branch; they loop a coil in a saddle position placing its head in the middle.

It’s a two-lined snake that is iridescent black both above and below and separated by a broad yellow stripe found in the Western Ghats of Southern India.

They weigh up to 200 pounds and grow up to 20 feet long. You see a large pythonof this species, for sure it’s a female. And with the aid of Jacobson’s organ, they smell out their prey.

Non-venomous boa species is mostly found in the rainforests of South America. Its white irregular interrupted zigzag stripes called ‘lightning bolts’ down its back is what that makes it more attractive.

Eastern coral snake

Blue Racer Snake

Brazilian rainbow Boa

Leucietic Texas Rat Snake

Found mostly near rocky hillsides, this deadly venomous appears long and slender with a bluish grey colour on its body.

Subspecies of rat snake, this non venomous snake is white in colour due to pigmentation. They’re captive bred and mostly preys of pet trade.

Subspecies of rat snake, this non venomous snake is white in colour due to pigmentation. They’re captive bred and mostly preys of pet trade.

These elapid snakes mostly noted for their red, yellow/white and black colored banding are found on rainforest regions.

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Every dog has a day

It happened a couple of weeks back. The Portuguese dog Sunny, the first dog who is so used to getting attention at the White House from his master, tried pushing her way into the briefing room were US President Barack Obama was addressing the press. But as her handler stopped her from entering, she couldn’t make it. The adamant presidential pup patiently waited for it to get over. As the journalists were getting back to the exit, Sunny went up to them and sniffed around. She loved the attention she got and so happily laid down on her back tossing sides, entertaining them until she was disturbed by the handler once again.

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Know the power of

everyday Food If you thought only costly food items can give you maximum health benefits, think again a fruit or a handful of nuts are loaded with essential vitamins and proteins that can keep an array of ailments away Super-food Stress Busters Vitamin C contained in oranges helps reduce stress and return blood pressure and cortisol to normal levels after a stressful condition. Dried apricots are rich in magnesium, and it’s a stress-buster as it’s a natural muscle relaxant. A handful of nuts that has almonds, pistachios and walnuts lower blood pressure with its goodness of Vitamin B and E. It’s believed that high levels of zinc, iron, and B vitamins found in beef are known to help stabilize your mood. Tuna is high in stress-fighting vitamins B6 and B12 and so having some tuna with light mayo would be of great surprise. Sauté some asparagus for an omelet. Its not just tasty but also relieves stress.

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Freezing the Berry Year Around

Freezing blueberries can do no harm to the presence of anthocyanin antioxidants. After freezing blueberries at temperatures of 0°F for three to four months, researchers have discovered that the fruit had no significant lowering in the overall antioxidant capacity. So those who’re worried about not getting to have berries all the year round, get a whole lot of them and keep in the freezer stored in a container.

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QUICK READ Top Diet for Healthy Tress Salmon rich in protein and vitamin D helps to keep hair hydrated and the scalp naturally nourished. Walnut contains Omega-3 fatty acids which is good to keep your hair’s natural colour without losing its luster. Sweet Potatoes that are a great source of the antioxidant beta carotene, protects the scalp from being itchy and irksome with dandruff. Eggs are loaded with four key minerals: zinc, selenium, sulfur, and iron that help cells carry oxygen to hair follicles. Iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C in spinach helps keep hair follicles healthy and scalp oils circulating.


cool tips Powerful Blueberry Punch Blueberries help to slow down age-related memory loss, thanks to flavonoids present in the fruit. In a study involving elders with an average age of 76 years, 12 weeks of daily blueberry consumption proved to be sufficient to improve scores on two different tests of cognitive function including memory. One cup of blueberries has just 84 calories and

is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. An intake of this is a good source of dietary fiber and also a quarter of the suggested daily vitamin C. It serves as an umbrella to your eye, preventing damage to the retina caused by sunlight. It’s the presence of anthocyanins in blueberry that guards the retina from unwanted oxygen damage.

Berry’s to Beautify Combine 2 cups brown sugar, 2 teaspoons puréed blueberries, and 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Its antioxidants soften skin, lemon juice brightens it and sugar exfoliates, in total vivifying our skin.

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Tips to Fight against PMS Cramps Indulge in a bowl of fat free yogurt that helps to balance the calcium level. Studies have found that some women have low blood levels of calcium during ovulation that leads to bloating and mood swings. Consuming less refined vegetable oils like corn oil and safflower oil that are high in omega-6 fatty acids and consuming flaxseeds, walnuts, soybeans, and cold water fish like salmon can help with menstrual pain. Carbs like brown rice, oatmeal, beans seem to be helpful for relieving PMS symptoms.

Mix n’ Match Smoothie Chart

With the main ingredients being ay veggies or fruits, the addition to it can be as per your liking. To enhance the texture of your smoothie, adding avocado, peanuts, sunflower seeds, cooked rice, almonds or even oats would be a great mixture. Its flavor can be boosted with the addition of cocoa powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and wheat germ or crated coconut.

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accidents Children are curious explorers, you never know what they are up to, the best solution is use commonsense and try these practical ways to make your house safe snapshot

15 childproofing tips Make sure not to have hanging tablecloths, breakables or heavy objects on tables and shelves. Try to cover up sharp corners of furniture and let your home have furniture that is sturdy and stable. Avoid your toddler from slipping by using soft carpets or rugs with slip-proof pads beneath. As mothers spend much of their time in the kitchen, there is a tendency for the toddler to be always around. So to be on the safer side, do your cooking on back burners and never forget to keep hot objects or water far from your child’s vicinity. Never leave dangling cords; instead wrap them tightly with a twist tie. Unplug items when not in use Never leave medications around; keep them locked or out of reach. Also keep items like mouthwash, toothpaste and other kid hazard items away. Always drain the bathtub and buckets Use safety gates on stairs. Avoid small toys and objects that can bring choking hazards; batteries, coins, rubber bands are some of them. If you have low hanging pictures, make it a point to see to it that they are mounted solidly on the walls. Keep power tools and insecticides out of reach During bath, use rubber bath mats to keep your toddler from slipping in the tub.

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QUICK READ A young child may squeeze through a window opened as little as 5 inches; guard them with some strong material which would prevent your child from falling. Avoid baby walkers from being left here and there as your child can trip over it and fall from heights, if next to stairs. Use foam carpet padded rugs to keep child from sliding. Never leave a baby alone on highchairs unless it has safety straps on them.


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On a ‘Winning’ Spree Ever thought of finding the gods of cricket and the giants of football under one roof? Head to Winning Club the city’s must visit place for sports enthusiasts t’s so true that people bond faster and stronger over sports and food, and this could be very well the reason behind the Winning Club, a newly opened sports themed club in Cochin. With some big games only a few weeks away, we decided to explore the place that is comfortably decked up inside the Carnival Court opposite Infopark, Kakkanad. At the entrance, a bright neon name board and huge life size cut outs of sports stars on either side beckons us to step inside. Once the place is dimly lit by the staff, we found that it has a magical allure to it and adheres to all of the standard sports club criteria. Spread over 2000 square feet we find that it’s funky, lively and brimming with a sporty vibe. Comfortable leather sofas take up the corners and the chairs adorn jerseys of sportsmen. At the centre of the hall there is an elevated space designed like a football field. But what absolutely stole the show was the pub counter that gives an impression of a goal post. There are three projectors, 8000w mega speakers, with DJM 900 console that are strategically set up around

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the hall to provide every guest with a great view. This sports pub provides a cozy lodge-like atmosphere and the ultimate in sports viewing and entertainment. On every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays the Winning Club hosts mocktails and entertainment is provided in the form of live DJ performances and once every month special DJ nights are organized, the DJ sessions are collectively named ‘Stampede’. But that’s not all the place has to offer, the facilities are designed in such a way that during the day the place is easily turned to a high-end multi-purpose hall for business meetings or corporate get togethers and on days when there are no live matches screened, you can always let your hair down and groove to the disco tracks. But, the emphasis is always on providing guests with a wholesome experience.


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Relationship

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How to get raunchy on bed Looking for ways to spice up your regular romantic life? Follow our tips and watch the fireworks flying

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ouples usually complain about the monotony and boredom creeping in their sex life after a few years into a relationship. With work, kids and stress very few find time for a fantasy session together. It is important to make sure that you spice up your life a little. Here are Ways and Apps to do it…

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your life. Ensure that it is clutter-free and relaxing.

Appreciate your partner Complimenting your partner and appreciating his/her moves can go a long way. Just letting know how good she/he looks can boost confidence and make do things in bed that you probably did not expect.

Innovate Don’t go for the same routine. Trying innovative moves, it can be highly erotic and arousing.

Lingerie

Lingerie has naughtiness to it and can be revealing yet still leave some to the imagination. It makes one feel sexier and exudes more confidence. This generally translates to better sex and greater attractiveness in general.

Fetishes Every single person on this earth has specific things that turn them on immensely, that may not be so exciting for other people. It’s completely natural and nothing to be ashamed about. These are your fetishes. Some may be main stream, while others may be things only you have dreamed up. Find out

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Date your spouse Make some time to go out on a special date just the two of you sans kids, sans your work problems, sans all your other worries.

Initiate Nothing is sexier to a man than a woman who takes charge in the bedroom.When a woman is confident and bold sexually, it makes a man feel wanted and desired. Besides, it gives him an excuse to be lazy, lay back and relax and let you do all the work for a change.


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