FASHION, ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE
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ONTENTS J U LY - S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4
8. INTERVIEWS: The exclusive one with Rakesh EVENTAGEOUS: Lakmé Fashion Week 2014
9. UPCOMING BOLLYWOOD MOVIES 11. FASHION & YOU : Fashion, might be a cake
walk for some of us, but most of us are unable to understand the language of fashion. Renowned Iranian, Stylist/Makeover Grooming Expert Aamer Zakir makes it easy in his own words.
20. CELEBRATIONS: The unforgettable-Celebrating Veteran Beauty Expert Bharti Taneja's Birthday
21. SPECIAL COVERAG: Jaipur Couture Show 2014 22. CONCEPTS: Love In The Park
24. DESIGNER HUB: 12. 10. SPECIAL COVERAGE: India Couture Week
PEOPLE: Sharad Patel
LÁFIESTA SPECIALS: To Be On Top – Journey to Miss India
Anthonyfashion – A New Wave
The Responsible Designers
28. HEALTHY YOU:
Sexual Health – Equally important
28. HEALTHY YOU: Sparkle Like The Raindrops
While you may enjoy getting wet in the rain, your skin may not feel the same. Your skin may become extremely oily on some days and on other days it may become too dry, making your face look dull and non radiant. But fret not, we share a few amazing skincare tips that you can follow under the supervision of a dermatologist to keep your skin glowing during the monsoons.
45. YOUR HOROSCOPE : What does your card say?
Expert predictions by renowned Tarot Card Reader & Numerologist Jyoti Jhangiani
38. INTERNATIONAL PICK : Sister Sinister
32. PROFILE OF THE QUARTER: BOLDY BEAUTIFUL - Jaya Thakur
E V E N TA G E O U S
VARUN, KAREENA & MANISH
Lakmé Fashion PALLADIUM HOTEL, MUMBAI
Week 2014 The opening show at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014 showcased a unique and creative blend of Masaba's freespirited designs and Amit Aggarwal's edgy works with Shilpa Shetty and Sushmita Sen. Where Anju Modi with show stopper Jacqueline Fernandez stole hearts, a galore of colors and textiles by Soumitra and Vaishali S left an everlasting charm. There were fabulous collections by Anuj Sharma, Krishna Mehta, Suhani Pittie & Shehla Khan, Arjun Khanna, Priyadarshini Rao, Armaan Aiman and Farah Sanjana and some marvelous designs by the charming ladies Swati Vijaivargie Jain and Harshitaa Chatterjee Deshpande.
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The opening show at Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2014 showcased a unique and creative blend of Masaba's freespirited designs and Amit Aggarwal's edgy works with Shilpa Shetty and Sushmita Sen. Where Anju Modi with show stopper Jacqueline Fernandez stole hearts, a galore of colors and textiles by Soumitra and Vaishali S left an everlasting charm. There were fabulous collections by Anuj Sharma, Krishna Mehta, Suhani Pittie & Shehla Khan, Arjun Khanna, Priyadarshini Rao, Armaan Aiman and Farah Sanjana and some marvelous designs by the charming ladies Swati Vijaivargie Jain and Harshitaa Chatterjee Deshpande. Sanjay Garg showcased his beautiful regal collection whereas Rocky S showcased his elegant collection, followed by embroideries and fabrics galore at EKRU and Gaurang’s show. Aartivijay Gupta, Ilk and Tanya Sharma put up thoughtful and sensitive collections while Anita Dongre showcased the most breath-taking ethnic wear. Shantanu & Nikhil showcased The Himalayan Couture Collection which portrays the journey of a fierce and graceful women who brings back harmony in nature through her timeless charm and Vikram Phadnis with came with show stoppers Dia Mirza and Bipasha Basu. Varun Bahl came in with show stopper Priyanka Chopra. The Maestro’ collection by SVA by Sonam & Paras Modi was a display of life, death, vigor, valiance and passion along with Neha Agarwal’s ‘Mille Fleur-A thousand flowers’ which is a celebration of magnificent miscellanea of the seventeenth century regal embroidery & contemporary silhouettes. Arpita Mehta introduced “buttonflower” embroidery consisting of 3D mirror flowers in her fabulous collection & Riddhi Mehra - collection ‘Mystical Nuit’ is inspired by an illuminated night. Grand finale was by Manish Malhotra with show stoppers Kareena Kapoor Khan and Varun Dhawan. Mallaika Arora Khan was also the show stopper in the same show.
BIPASHA BASU & DIA MIRZA FOR VIKRAM PHADNIS SHOW
GAUHAR KHAN - SONAM & PARAS MODI SHOW
LISA HAYDON - ARPITA MEHRA & RIDDHI MEHRA SHOW
SHILPA SHETTY - AMIT AGGARWAL & MASABA GUPTA
MALAIKA ARORA KHAN - MEGHA GARG & VERB BY PALLAVI SINGHEE & SONAAKSHI RA
PRIYANKA CHOPRA WITH VARUN BAHL
The grand finale was nothing short of a fashion battlefield. When angles scorched the ramp ablaze and shortlisted fashion designers watched their muse take the ramp by storm at the final run for glory. And all the cameras at the grand finale turned their flashon for Bollywood’s new chocolate boy, “Aditya Roy Kapoor” and Girl-Next-Door, “Yami Gautam”. they added the extra glamour and pranced onto the ramp with élan.
ESHA GUPTA - SONAM & PARAS MODI SHOW SUSHMITA SEN - AMIT AGGARWAL & MASABA GUPTA
GEETA BASRA - MRINALINI CHANDRA & ANUSHREE REDDY & SOUP BY SOUGAT
An effeminate treat for fashion aficionados, British label Miss Selfridge debuts in India through Jabong.com at the Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014! The Jabong stage at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 was all set for the most awaited launch of the British High Street label Miss Selfridge, that made an enthralling entrance. The models looked drop dead gorgeous while they cat-walked the runway donning the brand’s Autumn Winter 2014 collection. Jabong.com, India’s leading fashion destination has brought this overseas high-street brand exclusively on-board and has added another coveted label to its international brand count. Bollywood celebrity Elli Avram, pranced the runway in Miss Selfridge’s showstopper outfit, leaving the audience bemused under her dazzling charm.
SHOW STOPPER KRITI SANON FOR RIVER ISLAND BY JABONG.COM
SHOW STOPPER ELLI AVRAM FOR MISS SELFRIDGE BY JABONG.COM
Arun Chandra Mohan, Founder and CEO, Jabong.com said, “It is a matter of pride for us associating exclusively with UK’s top high street brand that exuberates on trend looks and is known to add that gorgeous edge. We cater to a wide range of fashion conscious clientele and with the addition of Miss Selfridge coming on board, we are certain to enhance the shopping experience of our customers thereby bringing global fashion at their doorstep! Jabong continuously endeavors to make overseas fashion accessible to the Indian audience at affordable prices.” Speaking at the event, Ms. Yasmin Yusuf, Creative Director, Miss Selfridge said, “Miss Selfridge is incredibly excited to announce the brand’s launch in India in partnership with Jabong. I am confident that the Miss Selfridge brand and the fashion forward, fun and glamorous message that it encompasses will resonate with the style savvy Indian market.
MR. ARUN CHANDAN MOHAN, CEO, JABONG.COM WITH SHOW STOPPER ELLI AVRAM AND MS. YASMIN YUSUF, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, MISS SELFRIDGE
Jabong launches British High Street Label River Island’s Autumn Winter Collection Edgy fashion is selling like hot-cakes off the runway, catering the same River Island, renowned British high-street brand known for its on-trend and accessible designs, forays into the ongoing Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. Coveted stylist Guatam Kalra styled the models and showstopper Kriti Sanon for the ramp along with Rashmi Virmani who choreographed the entire show with élan. The River Island A/W’14 collection offers a diverse range of staples and fashion forward pieces, creating a balanced range to cater to every fashionista’s sartorial needs. The collection received a sprawling response as soon as it was launched and soon became the talk of the town. Renowned Bollywood celebrities with the likes of Sonam Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have also been spotted wearing River Island at various occasions. Delighted on making an entry in India, Ben Lewis, CEO said, 'River island is continuously looking to expand internationally and we feel that the Indian market is really an exciting fit for the brand. Jabong is a strong platform for us to launch into the Indian market as it has a solid customer base which allows us to reach customers that we would not have otherwise reached. Arun Chandra Mohan, Founder and CEO, Jabong.com said, “Jabong.com strives to keep the Indian populace abreast with the latest on-going trend in the fashion arena. High-street fashion is doing the rounds for quite some time, and by bringing River Island for the Indian audience we are delivering latest global fashion at our customers’ doorsteps, a promise we made when we launched Jabong.com. We are elated to finally launch it officially on the ramp for the fashion fraternity to witness Jabong’s diverse offering. Our only aim is to bring many such international brands on-board”.
I NT E RVI EW S LF: How long have you been in the film industry? RU: It’s been about eight years since I’ve been in the industry. LF: Tell us something about you, your family and how you’ve grown up? RU: I come from a Gujarati family. We are four brothers. I was born and brought up in Mumbai. I’ve a degree in Instrumentation Engineering. Music has always been my passion and I’m often humming some or the other song. LF: How did the inspiration to get into the film industry come and how did you start? RU: Music has always been my inspiration and as I said, I’ll often be found singing some song. It was my dream to see my name on the inlay card of a music CD. That came true when I sung for Akshay Kumar in Phir Hera Pheri, composed by Himesh Reshammiya. That’s how my journey in the industry began. LF: What are the projects you’ve done? With whom? And how was the experience? RU: I’ve done two films as Creative Producer; Khiladi 786 with Akshay Kumar, Asin and Himesh Reshammiya, and The Xpose with Himesh, Adil Hussain, Irrfan. I was also the Project Consultant on Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, starring Akshay and Sonakshi Sinha. Working on these movies was a fabulous experience as I got to learn a lot from genuinely wonderful people like Akshay and Himesh, who have been in the industry for a long time now. LF: You’ve been an actor and a singer too.. RU: Yes, I did act too, in a couple of films. Like I played a Canadian cop in Haule Ho Jayega Pyaar and an event manager in Priyadarshan’s De Dana Dan, starring Akshay, Suniel Shettty and Katrina Kaif. In Rahul Dholakia’s Society, I’m playing a film director. But I acted in these films just for a lark. LF: What is your next step and your goal? RU: I’m working with my team on a couple of concepts. I’d like to make an intense passionate and romantic film soon. My goal is to make more and good films. LF: What’s your message for La Fiesta magazine readers? RU: Believe in yourself and believe in God. Always follow your heart. Because while the head tells you what you’ve lost, the heart tells you what you’ve gained. So always listen to your heart.
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UPCOMING BOLLYWOOD MOVIES
Genre: Drama Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Danny Director: Omung Kumar Release Date: Sep 05, 2014 Synopsis: This movie is inspired by boxer Mary Komâ€™s life. The story shows some real life incidents clubbed with intense sport drama.
Genre: Romantic Stars: Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Roy Kapoor Director: Habib Faisal Release Date: Sep 05, 2014 Synopsis: A deliciously romantic coming together of Gulrez "Gullu" Qadir a Hyderabadi shoe-sales girl and Tariq "Taru" Haidar Kapoor a Lucknawi cook who can charm anybody with the aroma and flavors of his biryani and kebabs.
FINDING FANNY Genre: Drama Stars: Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor Director: Homi Adajania Release Date: Sep 12, 2014 Synopsis: 5 Goans set out on a road trip in search of an old postman`s childhood love, Fanny Fernandes however, the friends in turn get lost . What unfavorable circumstances occur? Watch and find out.
Genre: Drama Stars: Fawad Khan, Sonam Kapoor Director: Shashanka Ghosh Release Date: Sep 19, 2014 Synopsis: A remake of the 1980 film Khubsoorat, this movie though holds the same spirit, it promises many striking differences which are worth watching. The lead actress Sonam Kapoor is playing role of a bubbly, fun loving girl who looks at the world with a much lively eyes.
Genre: Action Stars: Nikhil Dwivedi, Richa Director: Navneet Behal Release Date: Sep 19, 2014 Synopsis: Tamanchey fires off when boy, Munna, a rustic kidnapper from Uttar Pradesh meets girl, Babu, a street smart drug peddler from Delhi. As criminals go, they meet in police custody while being escorted to jail.
An individual who honors the act of creating value through his intuitive and perceptive abilities. Sharad firmly believes that reality lies outside the human mind, as he keeps discovering the principles related to living a complete life. His journey so far reflects the values required to flourish and excel.
part of the designers world. Itâ€™s a new trend, a new walk everyday! Fashion is the passion, that helps him stand out and feel unique. harad was born at Vadodara - the cultural
capital of Gujarat State. He done his computer engineering from Nirma University, Ahmedabad. After finishing studies he joined his father in his real-estate business. Sharad is the founder of ESSPEE Groupâ€“ a brand that pioneers class in Vadodara. He is one of the passionate young board member of CREDAI VADODARA (Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India). You can call Sharad a dream merchant, who is creative, flamboyant, hardworking, informative, focused and expressive. Since childhood, Sharad wanted to be a superstar. Sharad possessing a strong desire to make his thoughts known to the world. Apart from business; Sharad Patel having passion in art, fashion and acting. Sharad nurtures innate desire of looking good thorough his power dressing and corporate looks, which has been his style statement. His lifestyle reflects in him the essence of a major trend setter. Sharad is very particular about his dressing and looks. He has a great taste and ideas about glamorous dressing. He has been, and still is, a colorful and glamorous
His deep interest in modeling and fashion world made him thought to do something big and he has been the brain child of Rajasthan Fashion Week, which has been showcasing glitz and glamour. I asked Sharad Patel How the thought to start a big fashion league like Rajasthan Fashion Week came in your mind and he replied Fashion, art and craft was there within him, he just followed that with courage facing all the odds. When I asked the overall experience of Rajasthan Fashion week he said he got experience worth 10 years in a duration of 1 year work.. He has always explored creativity that has enchanted the audience with fascinating tastes. With the passage of time he has never doubted his abilities of proving his mettle in the line of acting. It is his inevitably ambitious goal. The dream desire of being in the films, pushes him to strive harder and improve on his abilities. Soon we will see him on cinema screen. To create Unique platform in fashion and film industry and give something very different to the audience and create opportunities for new talents is Sharad Patel's goal. He is the mark of a man who likes to live life KINGSIZE.
Every one of us has a constant fear of
becoming a prey of fashion faux pas, at times even the famous people also commit the same error, though there are many blunders but I will tell you how to be on a safer side and keep yourself away from the other side of the fashion wall. Be Sheer But With Right Color: Its good to be sheer appropriately while dressing but imagine A blue bra under a pink tank, it is sufficient enough to break the spine of fashion. Avoid wearing contrast undergarment with your attire. Wear light color under garment paired with same color shirts, pants or shorts to peep through your clothing. Sandals With Socks: It might be too comfortable to wear socks under sandals but its another fashion blunder you should always avoid. In case you are looking for comfort with your style then opt for flipflops, platforms, slip-ons , which are available now days in various funky designs and colors.
Visible Panty Line: The most common term in the fashion industry is VPL which stands for Visible Panty Line. No matter how graciously you are dressed or which brand you are wearing but if your undies is visible enough in your outfit, then it is simply a biggest fashion blunder which will wash-off your gracious image in a fraction of second. To avoid falling into such situation wear seamless nude underwear or thongs. Wrong Bra: choose the correct size of bra if wearing wrong size, even if you’re a blessed buxom beauty, you might end up cutting a grand ma figure. Select a correct bra size that FITS not IRKS ! try your best to make sure that your bra straps don’t peep through your dress, wear either strapless or silicon straps. Not All In One: I agree you have loads of exquisite pieces of jewelry in your accessory closet, but that does not mean that you will wear all at once. Follow my mantra MINIMUM IS MAXIMUM & LESS IS MORE, don’t overdo yourself but let a one fine piece of ensemble to go with your dress.
FASHION AND YOU Fashion, might be a cake walk for some of us, but most of us are unable to understand the language of fashion, surprisingly fashion too has its own language which ask you to groom and follow your fashion instincts wisely. I have been questioned on numerous occasions to define fashion and my ubiquitous reply has always been fashion means just be yourself but don’t overdo yourself. Unluckily when it comes to fashion people are ready to ape film stars and celebrities blindly without knowing what exactly suits their body type. I will tell you how to escape yourself from falling into the alluring trap of fashion faux pas.
forwards to pick something, a large butt plunge can be over looked by others. Wear a long top to cover your back area appropriately or if fall into a situation accidently, take out your favorite stole out of your beg and tie around your jeans as a sarong and make a style statement.
I do not detest experimenting with your looks but I detest wrong experiment with right looks , Shop smart and dig into your wardrobe efficiently and select wisely to ensure that you put your best foot forward, and let your fashion instinct to rule your style statement… Be Fashionable!!!
Incorrect Length of lowers: If you are heading for a big day then let the fashion police to arrest with the incorrect length of your pant/ jeans/ gowns with high heels. If you are wearing long heels and planning to look stunning then wear a piece of garment either pant/jeans/ gown which will cover till the sole of your footwear. Butt Plunge: If you love to wear tight jeans, there can be chances that you reveal butt unknowingly where they ought not to be, like wise the position you bend
Aamer Zakir Is a renowned Iranian, Stylist/Makeover Grooming Expert for Celebrities and Stars
S P E C I A L C OV E R AG E
DCI Presents SHREE RAJ MAHAL JEWELLERS INDIA COUTURE WEEK was a grand and gala fashion extravaganza. The week opened with Sabyasachi Mukherjee's collection "Ferozabad" with newly-wed Rani Mukherjee. After that so many designers had Bollywood glamour in their show. Manish Malhotra had Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor walked the ramp for Gaurav Gupta, Lisa Haydon turned showstopper for Monisha Jaishingh, Kangna Ranaut added B-Town glamour for Anju Modi. While Malaika Arora looked stunning in Rina Dhaka sari, Huma Qureshi walked the ramp for Rimple and Harpreet Narula. Ileana D'cruz turned show stopper for mind blowing Sulakshana Couture. On day four, internationally acclaimed designer Manish Arora stood out with his vibrant colors, unique prints and extravagant designs.
Alia Bhat, Manish Malhotra & Aditya Roy Kapoor
INDIA COUTURE WEEK The GRAND FINALE was a complete Bollywood affair when Chitrangada Singh started the show with Gauri and Nainika Gown, and then Bipasha Basu stole the show in a Rohit Bal lehnga with matching jewellery. "I feel like a queen today," Bipasha said after the show. INDIA COUTURE WEEK also saw some Senior models like Aanchal Kumar, Deepti Gujral and some model turned actor like Aditi Govitrikar and Muzammil Ibrahim. Audience cheered for them as they walked the ramp. Over all SHREE RAJ MAHAL JEWELLERS INDIA COUTURE WEEK received an overwhelming response.
Bipasha Basu for grand finale
Chitrangda Singh for grand finale
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Kangna Ranaut for Anju Modi
Huma Qureshi with Rimple and Harpreet Narula
Sulakshna Monga with Ileana D'cruz
Lisa Haydon for Monisha Jaisingh
Rani Mukharji & Sabyasachi Mukharji
Shraddha Kapoor for Gaurav Gupta
Aamer Zakir (Special guest) & Sonalika Sahay
Virender Sehwag JUL-SEP 2014 |
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Women are the central theme of my paintings and I portray them as I see them around me today. The oppressed figure of women, which I feel, has changed today. Through my artworks, I have tried to depict their individuality by focusing on their feminine charm and grace, the deeprooted feelings of love and compassion and confirm the power and strength she has come to hold in todayâ€™s society.
Garment Credit - Victorian Collection By Designer Pawan Sachdeva Accessories by -Aashkara's Bling Closet
Artist & Designer Leena Bidani converted her paintings and art works into wearable art – Ties, stoles, scarfs, hand bags, men & women apparel, by launching her label LEENA B. Along with her designer daughter Aashkara Bidani, both mother – daughter promoted Aashkara’s Bling Closet – a retail outlet in the designer hub of South Delhi. Besides her, own label, they also retail fashion accessories. The products are also available online at www.aashkarasblingcloset.com. You can grab various styles of “Crop Tops, Crop Shirts, Short-Pants, Shirts, MidSkirts, Gowns, Tights, Shorts, Stoles, Scarfs, Totes & Duffle Bags for women & Shirts, T-shirts, Ties, Stoles, Scarfs and Duffle Bags for Men” at Aashkara’s Bling Closet.
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L A F I E S TA S P E C I A L S
simple questions! In just two simple questions, these renowned queens of beauty and intellect shared their experience in the Miss India contest and the learnings the upcoming models who are going to participate in future should have.
J o u r n e y to M i s s I n d i a
Sindhura Gadde Femina Miss India World 2005
I would describe it as life changing. When I was 20yrs old and three years into my modelling career, I was crowned 'Femina Miss India World 2005'. I went on to represent India at the 'Miss World' pageant held in Sanya, China (December 2010) and placed Top 12 out of 105 countries. I was employed by the largest Media Organization in India called 'Times of India' or 'The Times Group' for one year. The one year tenure as Miss India was quite an experience involving many modelling and television contracts, appearances and endorsements. The most rewarding experience however was being involved in charitable activities in about 10 NGO's in India. Namely Breast Cancer Society, Mother Teresa School Hyderabad, Make a Wish Foundation, Devnar School for the Blind and Pratham (Pre-school education for under privileged children in Mumbai slums). I then went on to pursue a career in modelling and acting for 5 years after my tenure. As Miss India, I had the opportunity to travel nine countries and 26 cities throughout India. Being an ambassador to Indian women everywhere was an unforgettable experience that I will hold close to my heart Be prepared. Be fit and disciplined. Be confident in your ability. Be kind and courteous towards other contestants. Be grounded. And most importantly have fun and be yourself!
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Pooja Chopra Miss World- Beauty With Purpose 2009, Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2009, Talwalkars Femina Miss Beautiful Body, Femina Miss Beautiful Smile, Pantaloons Miss India East 2009, PFMI East 09 Miss Sparkling Beauty, PFMI East 09 Miss Beautiful Body, PFMI 09 East Best Catwalk
Jantee Hazarika FBB Femina Miss Fashion Icon, Femina Miss Photogenic, Miss North East Diva 2014, Hi-fi Calendar Girl
Miss India came to me as a surprise, first I won Miss Northeast diva'14 which helped me to grab a direct entry in Miss India. The experience as a whole was like a fairy tale with happy ending. It was so much fun yet tiring at times, but those tiring moments were to get the best out of us. Being in tight regime following the footsteps of our mentors made us who we are now. Going to a different country like Srilanka was a life enriching experience. Doing shoot with
I consider the Miss India pageant as the most beautiful and memorable journey of my life. It taught me a lot about myself and the world , I grew and evolved as a person . We had experts guiding us and constantly helping us improve and better ourselves. True there can be only one Miss India a year but the 30 days training period is something that each contestant keeps in her heart and mind forever. The contestants are your only friends there and constant source of support, we laughed, played, had fun and competed. It's the most beautiful experience a girl can ever have in her life. And as we all know hard work and passion never goes unrewarded once u are declared a winner that's when ur life as "Princess" literally begins.. For all those who want to be a part of the pageant go to win not to just participate. Winning should run in ur blood, every fiber of ur body should want to be the best at all times. Passion and consistent hard work are the key factors, they helped me win over all others. BELIEVE in yourself and ur dream. Pray and be nice to everyone always. Be yourself and have fun coz it's going to be a good one! professionals, meeting people of different genre and getting feedback from them was really helpful. Making friends with the contenders and competing at the same time was challenging. I was on cloud 9 when I was awarded Miss Photogenic & Miss Fashion Icon. All the hard work paid of when I was among Top10 finalist. I think I made my Assam proud and hope to make it even more prouder. Last but not the least. The lesson I learned from Femina Miss India 2014 will be their with me along my life time. Going with my experience I want to tell the girls out their that give in your heart and soul with a touch of discipline & sincerity, keeping your mind clear and by being your own competition. Look for the bigger goals, your aim should be to bag crown on international level and then only you will understand the responsibility of Miss India. Always feel like a diva and act like one because you are beautiful just the way you are.
Neha Murali Miss Universe India Finalist 2012‘, Top 10 Finalist & 'I AM Voice' winner (awarded for singing, voice clarity & audience connectivity) of 'I AM She - Miss Universe India 2012'
Amruta Patki Miss India 2006
It was life changing. From a college going girl who carried 20 rupees in her pocket as daily pocket money, traveled in trains and buses. A commerce student to a beauty queen representing her nation. It was quite a transition. Well! Nothing is impossible. Just stay humble, have ur head on your shoulder. Be extremely dedicated and professional cause bagging few assignments
My journey of 'I AM She - Miss Universe India 2012' started with the thought of realizing my childhood dream. It was by far one of the most beautiful, enchanting and transformational experiences of my life - the memories of which will be attached in my heart forever. Life has taught me many things. One of the most important things is that victory lies in just knowing, ‘I AM’. Attitude decides your altitude in life. A crown declares the winner of an event, but a great attitude declares a winner for life. Always remember to wear your invisible crown! Optimism goes a long way. Whether it's in a pageant or in life, thinking positively will boost your physical and mental health. Success is a state of mind. So if you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success. here and there and winning a beauty pageant s not that tough sustaining and making ur individual identity and creating your niche' in this competitive industry s tough.
Miss India and then Miss World has been a great learning journey for me. Miss India gave me the platform to prove my confidence and poise and shine with my true personality. Miss World then enhanced my persona. I have learnt so much through my Miss World experience that I will be ever so grateful. The experience of knowing about various countries and cultures from their ambassadors is a unique feeling. To be addressed as MISS INDIA every time we travelled around South Africa and to be called so by the other contestants was a moment of honor! I have cherished and loved every moment I spend with girls from 107 different countries. But the 2 best ever moments for me during Miss World 2008 were when all the contestants came running to me after the crowning ceremony, hugged me and said that according to them I am their Miss World. That was the time I realized how much support I had from my fellow contestants themselves and the second was when the Top 5 contestants of Miss World were called on stage at the coronation ball, to be awarded as winners of their respective continents. When I walked up the stage to collect the award for Miss Asia Pacific World , I got a standing ovation from the crowd. I can never forget that moment in my life. I had not won the Miss World crown but I did make a place in everyone's hearts as their Miss World.
I would only like to say that "Be Yourself". It's very difficult to be original and very easy to copy someone. You don't want to look like a clone of someone, you want to stand out and be different. In today's world there are a lot of shortcuts to success but you need to know what path to choose! The choice is always yours!
Miss World 1st Runners Up 2008, Winner Asia Pacific World, 1st runner up World Top Model, 2nd runner up Best Body World, Winner Miss India 2008, Miss Personality, Miss Photogenic, Miss Beautiful Hair
Having a good general knowledge is the key and keep doing gym to be prepared.
Femina Miss India Earth 2012
Experience about the Miss India contest was amazing. The whole feel of standing on stage with the tiara on your head and waving to the crowd is just amazing and so beautiful. It changed my life. It's every girl's dream and mine just came true. Be yourself, go with the flow... Enjoy each and every moment of the contest.. Don't participate for winning or losing... It's a life time experience.
Miss Globe International 2011 - 1st runner up
Your body language & knowledge is essential to reach to the finale.
Femina Miss India - Semi-finalist Working on hairstyles, makeup, styling and creating a look-book really helps.
Femina Miss India - Finalist
Femina Miss India - Finalist
For everything, confidence is the key. If you have confidence and faith in yourself, you can overcome any challenge.
Top 30 Femina Miss India Campus Princess 2014
Follow these tips and learn the secret to becoming a Miss India
Enhance your diction and prepare well for Q&As. Read articles that are women-centric. Know about the social issues.
Tip #1: Maintain a balanced diet, play a sport (e.g. Basketball), be fit Tip #2: Believe in yourself, forget about others Tip #3: Make other people desire to be like you Tip #4: Be patient and optimistic Tip #5: Stay away from negative thoughts Tip #6: Be very particular about your speech and diction. Clarity and lucidity make a lasting impression Tip #7: Conceal your minuses and highlight your pluses Tip #8: Face every fear with open eyes, shutting them won't help Tip #9: Do not waste time, be passionate about work Tip #10: Do not let pressure bog you down at any point during the competition Tip #11: Keep calm, stay positive Tip #12: Be original, do not fake it Tip #13: Do not take rehearsals lightly, practice hard Tip #14: Tell yourself- 'You can do it, no matter what' Tip #15: Do not neglect fast track events; they lead to a cumulative score Tip #16: Cardio exercises, Pilates for muscle flexibility keep body in shape Tip #17: Drink lots of water for glowing skin, do not dehydrate yourself Tip #18: Always wear a smile Tip #19: Do not compare yourself to others, focus on your strengths Tip #20: Do not show-off, you'll be caught Tip #21: Do not try to trick your judges, don't be oversmart Tip #22: Meditate, relax, and rejuvenate Tip #23: Avoid excessive workout, do not stretch yourself Tip #24: Sleep well to avoid under-eye dark circles Tip #25: Build a rapport with fellow contestants; do not consider them to be your rivals Tip #26: Say no to junk food, eat and drink in moderation Tip #27: Everyone is nervous, you are not alone. Do not let fear overtake your confidence Tip #28: Listen to your trainers and experts, be obedient Tip #29: Do not tire yourself unnecessarily Tip #30: Protect your skin from sun Tip #31: Use a daily moisturizer/face wash to retain skin radiance Tip #32: Brisk walk for at least 30 minutes everyday Tip #33: Avoid distractions, do yoga to relax mind, body and soul Tip #34: Listen to good music, keep a happy mood Tip #35: Head massage a week works wonders Tip #36: 2 cups of green tea give instant energy Tip #37: Instead of trying to lose weight, tone your body Tip #38: Do not be anxious, enjoy your journey Tip #39: Carry your Miss India outfit with grace and poise; be comfortable with what you wear Tip #40: Stay away from excessive makeup Tip #41: Make eye-contact with your audience/judges, be at ease on stage Tip #42: Be perseverant and resilient Tip #43: Contain your excitement (once shortlisted for further rounds), do not be carried away Tip #44: Be motivated; do not let your self-esteem drop Tip #45: Do not try to change your personality, finetune it Tip #46: Do not hurry into things, take time and absorb instructions Tip #47: Feel good about yourself; do not let discomfiture show on your face Tip #48: Never underestimate your capabilities; you are your best judge Tip #49: Do not think about the outcome beforehand Tip #50: Above all, feel beautiful from within
C E L E B R AT I O N S
NIKITA ARYA & LEENA BIDANI
MANUJ SHARMA & MUKESH TYAGI
BINDIYA , DIVYA , SAKSHI , AMAN , SANDEEP & SONALI
KHUSHBOO , GUNJAN , NITI & MEGHA
DJ SUMIT SETHI , BHARTI TANEJA & BALRAJ TANEJA
SANDEEP MARWAH & BHARTI TANEJA
The woman who endowed a new definition to beauty, Renowned Cosmetologist, Veteran Beauty Expert and Director of ALPS Beauty Clinics – a leading brand of beauty clinics in Delhi, Ms. Bharti Taneja, celebrated her birthday infusing the same amount of splendor too in Delhi’s famous party lounge, Fusion at GK II. The bash witnessed who’s who of the Delhi party circuit along with several celebrity TV stars, who flew down from Mumbai to the city to convey their wishes to the “Golden Lady of India”. The other guests included various famous personalities of politics, fashion, television; like Sandeep Marwah, Dr. Varun Katyal, Singer Shankar Sahney, Designer Sonia Bajaj, DJ Sumit Sethi, Leena Bidani, Designer Manish Gupta, Designer Rahul Singh, Model Ritu Singh, Designer Rosy Ahluwalia, Actor Mukesh Tyagi, Aman Bhandari, Designer Jainee, Model Barkha Kaul, JC, Nidhi, Mrs. Bhatia, Bindia Bhandari, Dhankar, Model Divya, Sandeep, Sonali, Daksh Oberoi, Sylvie, Choreographer Kaushik Ghosh, Niti, Megha, Nikita, Leena, Designer Niket, Model Shipra Malik, Artist Vikram Nayak, Producer Manuj Sharma, Aamer Zakir, Designer Varija Bajaj. The birthday cake was itself a huge eye-candy at the celebration – gifted by the two daughters of the birthday-queen – Ms. Gunjan Gaur and Ms. Ishika Taneja – who hosted the bash too along with their father Mr. Balraj Taneja. The spiral cake was decked-up with red roses and was complimented by few scented candles made by Mr. Balraj Taneja himself. The bash was beautifully clicked by the team of ace Photographer, Mr. Vipin Gaur - who happens to be the sonin-law of the BhartiJi as well. All the guests thoroughly seemed to enjoy the mood of the event and wished a healthy life to the veteran lady.
DAKSH OBEROI AND SYLVIE
SHANKAR SAHNEY & MRS BHATIYA
VARIJA BAJAJ (Designer)
VINAYAK KAUL,JASPREET SING,BARKHA KAUL
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Jaipur DATE - AUGUST 16,2014 VENUE - HOTEL MARRIOT, JAIPUR ORGANISERS - SWISHIN, AGRO SOFT & GLAM WORLD ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTORS - MAHAVEER SHARMA, LOKESH SHARMA & DEEPAK SHARMA DESIGNERS - "FUCHSIA" BY GAURAV GAUR & RIDHIMA GODHA (THEME - LAGAN MANDAP) | NITU BHUTRA (THEME - "JAIPUR") GRAND FINALE BY - "VIKRANT MAKKAR" (THEME - RED BRIDES) FUTURISTIC STYLING BY VANEESH CHUG & DEEPALI CHUG, STYLE N SCISSORS, RAJAPARK (FUTURISTIC COLLECTION) FASHION DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER - LOKESH SHARMA & PANKAJ BATRA
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he warmth of the summer season is on its zenith and the cool of the monsoon is approaching . The arrival of rain where the docile water meets the rigid earth. The season that brings the fragrance of wet soil and sooths the heart, the season when the peacock spreads its feathers to dance with all of its beauty and vibrancy. The sun shined illuminating the tender, golden thread of love. A thread that is woven by the feeling of affection, desire and care. It is something worth rejoicing in ones life, it makes us realize that we are not alone, we have someone who fill stand for us, fight for us and walk with us through the hardships of life. We went to a park to do some bird watching but little did we know that there were others too when, we saw a few love birds chirping. The couple walked hand in hand, a smile on the face and a bounce in the pace, a gentle frivolity in their eyes. A couple walked hand in hand, they giggled making us wonder what the joke would be. Their eyes met now an then only to stare in the glisten, with utter fascination. They held each others hand and fiddled with their fingers playfully intertwined while in the background laid an small monument of stone and red sand with a few trees surrounding the beautiful scenery.
We walked along following a fleet of birds when on a bench there was this couple sitting like two puzzle pieces would fit while, they enjoy the cool shade looking into each others eyes and talking each trying to convince the other and make them surrender to love. We couldn't go long without spotting another, hiding behind the monument, they were lost in each other so much that didnâ€™t notice us at all, a sense of serenity fell around them the girl seemed so calm yet vibrant like the rainbow. We could feel the chemistry between them. We sped along our way for they couldnâ€™t be disturbed. We took to some more roaming around and spotted "the spotters" they were enjoying the cool of the morning and were looking out for flock of birds when they caught sight of a peacock on tree. They looked more serene than that peacock, more colorful than that peacock and so happy in each others arms that they could see the beauty of the nature. We wobbled our way down to the lake and saw a sweet couple playing around the lake, the girl piggybacked with the guy and there was hint of childish love between the two, while they enjoyed the chirping of birds. The swans swam in a fleet and the fountains frivoled with water. The entire morning seemed to have love in the air, we have never experience such an aura of love.
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ANTHONIFASHION A New wave
Q: Briefly describe about “Anthonifashion”? A: “Anthonifashion” is an international brand and fashion label for high fashion for young ladies, men’s and Teens. “Anthonifashion” has been creating artistic, creative and exclusive designers garments for Europe, UK, US and Indian market. “Anthonifashion” has been participating an artistic innovative collection on the ramp, European Fashion Council and World Fashion Organization (WFO) At International Level. Q: Why you have chosen your brand name as “Anthonifashion”? A: First I would like to say “Anthoni” is my nick name from college time. “Anthony” is universal masculine name of Christians and its very famous in abroad and India. “Anthoni” very easy to pronounce and remembering name. Mostly Fashion lovers, fashion followers and fashion buyers are Christians, and “Anthonifashion” is the only attractive brand name picked out for all. Q: Why WFO had selected you for this fashion show? A: My creative contribution in Art and fashion has been since 1989. I have been participating in art and fashion exhibitions and competitions since July 1989 in Patna. And I got several Prize and award by steam organizations since 1989. My talent have been published in several newspapers since 1989. I had sent my profile as well as pencil sketches of my designs to president of WFO (Ivory Coast). He got impressed and selected my name for this event. Q: How did you been inspire to be a designer? A: I got my inspiration from John Galliano (UK), Ralph Lauren (NY, USA) and Oscar De La Renta (West Indies). They all have motivated me to be a great designer. Q: What all projects did you do in designing? A: There are many projects I have done for different International stores and brands since 2004. I even have my own brand "Anthonifashion".
Q: Tell us about your experience and associations. A: I am a member of European Fashion Council 2013, Hungary Fashion League 2014 and World Fashion Organization 2012. Nominated by European Fashion Council as an upcoming fashion designer in India, my name has been recommended by Dr. Gabriela Manyi-Walek, President of Hungary Fashion League and Vice President of European Fashion Council. I got 12th rank at international level 2013. My past experience is with a reputed buying house in Noida. Also, I have been designing for European/UK market, stores and brands like Primark, Dunnes, Evens, Bhs, Topshop, Peacock, Forever21, Mango, Zara, M&S for ladies and kids wear range since 2007 to 2013 Q: To whom did you assist before your own setup? A: I have been assisting Mrs. Manjul Uberoi, MD of a reputed buying house in Noida. Under her, I have been designing for top International stores and brands for London, UK. Mrs. Manjul Uberoi is my Guru, my mentor. I have learnt great visual aesthetics of art and design. I canâ€™t forget her in my whole professional career. Q: What's your aim? A: Work more & more and achieve unlimited success in fashion industry.
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JD Institute of Fashion Technology a pioneer in the field of design education since the past 25 years organized its JD Annual Design Awards at Hotel Eros, New Delhi. The Annual Design Awards is one of the biggest platform for students not only to showcase their flair but an opportunity to work with leading designers and be seen and recruited by leading brands in India and abroad. This four day festival of creativity showcased the creations designed by the students of fashion, interior and jewelry design departments on the theme ‘Responsibility’ highlighting the revival of the diminishing arts and crafts of India. The crafts of India are diverse and rich in history and religion. The aesthetics of each state in India reflects the influence of different empires. Despite the steep and upsetting decline of Indian arts, there is hope on the horizon. ‘The idea behind the theme ‘Responsibility’ was to protect the glorious traditions from fading away into oblivion. I am elated to see some serious potential and responsibility among my student designers. In all, this will bring in new set of ‘Responsible Designers’, said Mr. RC Dalal, Executive Director, JD Institute of Fashion Technology. Talking about the event, Mr. Rohit Bal (Designer and Mentor, Fashion Design Department) said “it was fun working with these budding designers and the “Rohit Bal Core Group” will set new standards in
experiments and innovations in Fashion. It will not be wrong to say that this was among India's finest fashion talent. Jediiians have immense potential and such a strong platform facilitates exchange of ideas and industry developments.”
Mr. Tarun Shienh, CMD, Premia Group and Mentor, Interior Design Department at JD Institute said, “The work reflected the flair within the student designers who have pushed boundaries and have brought in so much of creativity and innovations in their designs”.
L-R: Mr. Chandraakant Dalal, President JD Institute of fashion technology with Akshay Kumar & Rupal Dalal, Director
The event had in attendance eminent personalities like Rohit Bal, Tarun Shienh, Vice Chancellor Prof. S.A. Bari (Kuvempu University), Prof. M. Venkateshwarlu (Director of Distance Education), Mr. Mohammedd Bello (Embassy of Nigeria), Ambassador Eiriksson (Embassy of Iceland), Vandana Bhargava (Jewellery Designer) Aamer Zakir (Celebrity Stylist/ Entrepreneur /Make-over Expert) Prof. Bari, Vice Chancellor Kuvempu University
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Sylvie (Celebrity Hair Stylist), Sonia Jaitleey (Designer), Manjeet Bhullar (Interior Designer), Lipika Sud, Tanuja BK (Architect), Pallavi Mohan (Designer) among others.
Sylvie Rupal Dalal & Rohit Bal
Aamer Zakir (Special Guest)
Mr. R.C Dalal & Mr. Tarun Shienh
Renowned actors Akshay Kumar and Tamanna Bhatia also took out time during their film promotions to interact with Jediiians and gave their best wishes while the President Mr. Chandrakant Dalal awarded him the â€˜Style Iconâ€™ award to Akshay Kumar on behalf of all Jediiians. After all Akshay Kumar is one of the most sought-after Bollywood star by menswear designers. In order to inspire the budding designers and give them a chance to associate with the leaders of the industry, the awards are organized every year. JD Institute of Fashion Technology focuses on creating the designers of tomorrow and is committed to anticipating and fulfilling the ever-changing requirements of the design industry by producing world-class designers.
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Sexual health, like emotional, mental, and physical health, is one important dimension of overall health. For some people any sex topic is off-limits. But others consider sexual health an essential dimension of human health and well-being. From concern over how to have comfortable, enjoyable sex to questions about testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and their prevention, many important questions come under the broad umbrella of sexual health. Lets discuss the same with Dr. Deepak Modi.
Sexual Health: Equally important
Q. What do you define sexuality and sexual health as? People are all sexual beings and by definition sexuality refers to the expression of who you are through sexual practices and relationships, gender identity and roles, sexual orientation, intimacy and reproduction that make you feel like a man or a woman. Sexual health would be taking care of your sexual practices physically as well as psychologically. Its all about feeling comfortable with who you are, whether you are straight, homosexual, bisexual or transsexual and enjoying sex if you decide to be sexually active, without any feelings of shame, guilt or fear. It would also include safe sexual practices to avoid medical complications like infections and unwanted pregnancy.
Q. Is it associated with erectile dysfunction disease? Many young men complain of this often these days. Little correction, Mehul, erectile dysfunction is not a disease by itself , its simply failure to get or sustain a penial erection. Yes one of the physical signs of male menopause or andropause is erectile dysfunction. But not all men having erectile dysfunction can be considered as undergoing menopause.
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Yes many young men come with a complaint of loss of libido and erectile dysfunction. The causes are many, like stress, environmental pollutants changing sleep rhythms (staying awake all night and sleeping during the day) hormonal and health supplements for body building, fat burners etc. Its essential to notice these changes early and consult a sexpert to figure out the reason and take corrective measures.
Q. What is menopause and I have heard, even men undergo menopause. Is it true? Yes, a man goes through menopause, but differently than a woman. Menopause is a term used to describe the end of a woman's fertility, literally speaking end of menstruation because her ovaries stop making hormones. While a healthy male may be able to make sperm well into his 80's or longer, subtle changes in the function of the testes may occur as early as 45-50 years of age, and more dramatically after the age of 70. This is because of loss of the male hormone testosterone thus some doctors refer to this as androgen (testosterone) deficiency in the aging male (ADAM) or andropause. A decline in testosterone production can be due to aging, but it can also be related to some diseases like diabetes.
Q. Oh my god, that HPV and oral cancer is new to me at least, could you expand on this more?
Q. Talking of hormones, is homosexual behaviour because of taking such hormones? Is homosexual behaviour normal and safe? No its not because of taking some hormones. At present we don’t know what is a reason for homosexual behaviour in some individuals, for sure homosexuality is inbuilt and perfectly normal. You may be surprised to know homosexuality is fairly common in animals as well, and in some species, homosexual monogamy is an accepted behaviour. As far as safety is concerned, there is nothing unsafe about it, its just an alternate form of sexual expression that is observed in a minority of individuals. Yes, the incidence of sexually transmitted infections is high in homosexuals, especially gay men, making the practice unsafe to the health of an individual. However, if proper care is taken and one practices safe sex, this risk is very low.
Q. So gay men have a high risk of sexually transmitted infections including HIV, are lesbians not so? True, gay men are “high risk” group for STI mainly HIV, lesbian women are not. This is mainly because many gay men practice anal sex while lesbians do not. The anus is rich in HIV and gets transmitted from one man to another easily, which obviously is not the case in lesbians.
Q. So it means anal sex is not safe, is oral sex safe? Yes anal intercourse increases the risk of infections and by not indulging in it, men can prevent many complications. Coming to oral sex, once it was thought to be very safe, but it’s not the case. Saliva can also transmit HIV, if the viral load is high and other partner has cuts in the mouth. Besides, HIV, recent studies have shown that HPV can be transmitted through oral sex. While HPV is not as dangerous as HIV, in some cases HPV is a cause of cervical cancers and is also reported to cause oral cancer.
Yes sure, HPV is Human Papilloma Virus and is present in multiple forms, while generally not pathogenic, some subtypes of HPV leads to cervical cancers. Recently scientist have discovered that HPV is found in individuals with oral cancers as well and it is reported that many of these infected individuals have had oral sex with multiple partners in past. It is believed that oral sex with a HPV infected male or female would make the virus go in the cells of mouth or the throat and in a long run, if the virus stays there it may cause cancer. While it's way too early to say that the cause of oral cancer in many cases is due HPV transmitted through oral sex, but the link is strong and one has to be cautious.
Q. Oh that means sex is not safe, be it anal, vaginal or oral? Hahahahahahah! Sex is safe, definitely, but having it with random multiple partners makes it unsafe. Personal hygiene, sexual health practices and the awareness differs between individuals and cannot be controlled. Having multiple sexual partners coupled with unsafe sexual practices, lack of awareness and the associated social stigma leads to spread of STI. I would say monogamy and safe sexual practices would make sex more pleasurable and hassle free.
Q. So what are the components of safe sexual practice? Are condoms sufficient enough? Great question Mehul. Medically speaking, safe sexual practice means prevention of sexually transmitted infections, unwanted pregnancy and other complications like anal/vaginal ruptures etc. Thus if one has multiple sexual partners, or is residing with a partner who is sexually promiscuous he/she should get himself/herself tested regularly for STI and HIV. As PAP smear test can detect cervical cancers early, women should undergo PAP smear test once in six months. As of today, condoms have been found to be most effective in prevention of most STI as well as pregnancy. While there is no guarantee, correctly using the condom without fail at every sexual encounter has been found to prevent STI and pregnancy in 100% cases. So they are regarded as first line prevention strategy.
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Q. So is iPill also safe? iPill prevents pregnancy and is 95% effective. But itâ€™s not going to protect a woman from STI. Secondly it has many side effects as it misbehaves with her hormones. So regular use of iPill is unsafe and not recommended. Ipill can be used in case of emergency like a condom breakage prevent a pregnancy, but not using other contraceptive measures and then pop the pill is unsafe in long term.
Q. I have recently heard about a new drug that is useful in prevention of HIV. Can you elaborate on that. Yes, there are two of these pharma companies that have come out with a drug that reduces HIV transmission by almost 70% which is great news. So taking this drug on regular basis would reduce your risk of contracting HIV. But remember it is going to reduce your risk, not prevent it completely, so it is not like you pop this pill and not get HIV. Besides, the drug on long term usage has many side effects on the body and hence cannot be recommended for regular use. Also one must remember, the drug will protect you from HIV to some extent, but what about other infections ? It offers no protection from HPV, hepatitis etc. Like the iPill, its a great emergency drug, but again, one cannot rely on it completely and practice unsafe sex.
As discussed between Mehul Suthar & Dr. Deepak Modi
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Dr. Deepak Modi, PhD Scientist D and Head Molecular and Cellular Biology laboratory National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai
P RO F I L E O F T H E Q UA RT E R Born and brought up in Faridabad, Jaya feels on top of the world after receiving numerous accolades in different contests, and the priceless love of her fans, as she continues her journey to glory. In her interview with Mehul Suthar, she adds further. Q: Tell me about you. A: I born and brought up in Faridabad. I belong to a zamindar Thakur family of North India. My dad is principal and mom is housewife. I lost my brother when I was 4 years old; I had been brought up as a son. I was a tom boy personality since school and a brilliant student, and was good at sports and art. My dad always taught me to become a self-made person. My dad is my hero, role model and best friend. I had a dream to be a superstar; so after completing engineering I have done theaters. Q: How did you enter fashion Industry? A: While first year of college in engineering I participated in "Royal Queen" contest and won the same. After that I got few more contests and ramp shows, I accepted them and entered the fashion industry.
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Q: What all projects you have done? A: I won the Title of "Royal Queen" at Pune, Miss Raighdh. I had been featured couple of times in national magazines. Done many ramps.. Gitanjali, Anmol Jewelers, Gehna Jewelers, Cygnus Diamonds etc. jewelers. Done ramps for Sumit Dasgupta, Amit Talwar, Sharad Raghav to name a few. Done many print shoots. Q: Any major achievement? A: Currently I am doing a south Indian movie. I am a brand face for Mahindra’s building project. Also doing shoot for international designers brand ALAMWAR. Q: Favorite actor & actress? A: Salman Khan, and myself (laughs). Q: Favorite color? A: Black Q: Favorite attire? A: Saree and gown. Q: Favorite food? A: Anything from mom’s kitchen
Q: Favorite film. A: All ‘Salman Khan’ movies. Q: Favorite places? A: Switzerland. In India it has to be Kashmir. Q: Latest crush? A: Siddharth Malhotra Q: What elevates your mood? A: Yummy food and my friends. Q: What puts you off? A: Liars, liars and liars. Q: Any learning you want to share with our readers? A: I don’t believe in regrets. Take your own decisions wisely so, u r only responsible. If you want to achieve something; you can definitely get by hard work and dedication. Be positive and do whatever you feel is perfect for you...
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INDIA FASHION FEST 2014
Talking about this Fashion Show, Indian Fashion Fest organizers Ms. Priya Sharma & Mr. Abhishek Kaushik said, “We are into this industry for last 10 years and know the essence of young designers. As we are young champs so we want to create a unique platform where all the young talent perform and show their talent in their own ways. There is no limitation and conditions with any designer; they are absolutely free to do anything and everything in its own way and style, because real creativity comes when you have total freedom. We hope that India Fashion Fest will create a new era in upcoming years and will be a grand success. The two days event which was held at Radisson Blue, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi, one of the most unique and beautiful venues in the city, presented runway shows, exhibitions, gala parties and Fashion talks. The sprawling event with its alluring ambiance offered a wide range of international quality designs. In pursuit of its vision to make fashion accessible to all their target audience, India Fashion Fest 2014 had embarked on innovative ways like luminaries who would sit alongside local heroes as the Fashion Festival captivates the industry and general public which together assemble to discuss the thought-provoking fashion trends of the season.
Showstoppers for Siddhant & Shruti - Mehul and Ruhani Sharma
Siddhant & Shruti Soltee Dhruv Monga
Designers who presented their exuberant collection are well renowned SOLTEE DHRUV MONGA, PANKAJ DIAMOND’S, KUNAL S., AMIT AHUJA. AND MANY MORE NAMES LIKE ASHFAQUE AHEMAD, HARISH K. VASHISHT, AKSHYA RAJAN, MANISHA DALMIA, J. SHARMA, MOHD. JAVED, PANKAJ LEELA, PRACHI SHASTRI, SIDDHANT and SHRUTI, AARTI SETHIA, KRISHNA & RANJAN, ABID ANSARI, ASHISH JAISWAL as well as SUBHARTI UNIVERSITY'S students who showcased their new collection. The organizers told láfiesta that the upcoming events will be Mr. & Miss. Ghaziabad Earth 2014 (Session - 2) which is to be held on 12th Oct 2014 and INDIA FASHION FEST 2015 (Session -2) proposed to take place in January.
Pankaj Leela Mohd. Javed Abid Ansari
23 year old Hariom Kumar a.k.a Harry, CEO & Creative Director of Vogue Tag, is one of the trend-setters of the fashion world. With his larger than life designing mindset, he is for sure gonna rock the world of GenNext. Q: How did you been inspired to be a designer?
A: When I'd passed the course from SD Polytechnic, I determined to be on top. I had always wanted something different in my life like an artist. Everybody wanted to pursue technical line, but I did select Fashion designing.
Q: What all projects did you do in Designing?
A: I have done many designing themes in print line like Birds, Jewellery, Hand Painted faces, floral miniature paintings etc.
Q: To whom did you assist before doing your own Fashion brand?
A: I have had good learning experience with Manish Arora & Preeti S. Kapoor. It was a wonderful experience! It’s awesome!!
Q: What’s your aim?
A: I want that people will know about me by my work.
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While you may enjoy getting wet in the rain, your skin may not feel the same. Your skin may become extremely oily on some days and on other days it may become too dry, making your face look dull and non radiant. But fret not, here are a few amazing skincare tips that you can follow under the supervision of a dermatologist to keep your skin glowing during the monsoons: Follow the CTM ritual to the T. Cleansing, toning and moisturizing are very important. Do not use soap to wash your face as soap may dry your skin. Use mild PH balanced cleanser that ensures proper cleansing to wash
away all the impurities and keeps the excessive oil and dirt at bay without over drying the skin. Also, tone twice a day with non-alcoholic toners and keep your skin fresh. Moisturize regularly especially if the skin is dry.
and excess oil that your skin generates during the monsoons. Use a light mousse or matte compact or better yet, use a few drops of lactocalamine as a base to keep your skin looking make-up free and fresh.
Don't go out without a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Even though you may not see any sun around you, your skin needs protection from UVA and UVB rays as long as there is daylight.
Provide your skin some nourishment with good face packs. While there is a wide range to choose from in the market, you can make your own face pack at home too. For preparing a good monsoon face mask, mix 3 teaspoons oatmeal with egg white and one teaspoon each of honey and curd. If you don't want to use egg white, add rose water or orange juice. Apply it on the face
Don't pile on too much make-up and foundation on your skin. Heavy creams and oily foundations may add to the humidity in the air
and wash it off after half an hour. Use it twice a week. Avoid using too many facial products, homemade or otherwise, especially if you are prone to acne. Also avoid touching your face or the acne-prone area in order to reduce spreading the germs. Protect your skin from fungal infections. Humid weather in the rainy season may lead to development of fungal infections in the body folds like between your toes, armpits and groin. One way to take care of this is to take bath with an anti-fungal soap and to avoid excessive dryness due to it restrict its use to
body folds only followed by application of an antifungal powder after the bath. Try to avoid keeping your skin wet for a long time and if you have been in rain, take a bath in lukewarm water. Wear dry clothes, socks and shoes. As soon as you feel you have developed any symptoms of fungal infection, consult a dermatologist ASAP and ensure that the course of medication is completed as per the dermatologist's prescription Regular regimen for foot care must include washing feet with liquid cleanser, scrubbing to remove the dead skin, and dabbing with a good moisturizer to retain
the lost moisture. During the monsoons, one needs to take a little bit more care than usual for keeping the feet healthy and beautiful. Wash feet with lukewarm water and antiseptic soap or liquid cleanser to remove off the germs that may cause bacterial or fungal infections. After washing, dry the feet completely and properly. For regular hand care, soak your hands in warm soapy water with anti bacterial soap in it. Take off the nail paint you have been wearing for quite some time now, with a cotton wool.
Sleep well as a good night's sleep will not only prevent dark circles to develop under your eyes, but it will also give your skin time to repair and rejuvenate and bring that essential radiance to your skin. So remember to sleep well every day. You may opt for appropriate procedures, if required, under the supervision of a dermatologist. Appropriate procedures like medifacials, photofacials, microdermabrasion or light chemical peels etc. done under the supervision of a dermatologist can help you get radiant, supple and beautiful skin.
File your nails properly so that they do not break. A square with rounded corners is the most advisable shape for your nails. Use cuticle nippers to remove the cuticles. A rapid, easy-to-make homemade scrub for ones hand can be made by mixing White Oats- 1 tbsp., Honey-1 tsp., Water½ cup and Milk (refrigerated)-1 tbsp. To have healthy, glowing skin in monsoons, take a balanced and nutritious diet which is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water everyday so as to maintain the glow on your skin.
Yes Monsoon is here! And we all love it. But don’t forget the summers too gonna stay for a while. To stay healthy in this juggled-up season, still go for that morning walk. And as it does not take much time to get unhealthy, here’s some handy tips that will help:
Wake up early before sun rise and go for a morning walk to get fresh air. If you go out side of your home during afternoon take a glass of cold water and carry a piece of onion in your pocket to avoid the effect of loo. Before you go outside of the home use caps or helmet on head so that Sun rays will not affect you so much, besides enjoying rain in that special umbrella. During sweating and after immediate come back from outside do not take water. Take 2-3 times lemon juice and add some sugar in that to get Carbohydrates to get natural energy. Also take lassi and glucose 1-2 times in a day. Avoid oily food, spices food, foods outside, junk food etc.
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Still to a healthy diet. Don’t fast in summer season if also doing fasting take orange juice in banana, cucumber, coconut water etc. during the day. Due to hot and humid weather, we sweat more and more so water get discarded from our body so try to take 12-14 glass of water everyday and include coconut water, lemon juice fresh fruit juice to balance water level in your body. Avoid too much tea and coffee which cause gastric and acidity. Take the dinner one hour before you go to bed.
I N T E R N AT I O N A L P I C K Q: Tel us something about your family background. A: I was born and raised in cold Stockholm, Sweden, together with my mother and my little brother. We didn't really have much back then and I couldn't pursue different hobbies that I might have liked to do. So that's why I'm doing all the things I can get my hands on now. But it was a very loving home and my mother always told me I can be and do whatever I want, and been a great support throughout my whole life. Family is really important I think, they are always there for you when nobody else is. My mother is my biggest hero. Q: How the inspiration came t get into fashion industry and how you started? A: It was an accident really that I got in to it. Cameras used to really make me nervous and I wasn't comfortable at all in front of them. One time I did a shoot for fun with a photographer friend of mine, and I had such a great time. He then put some pictures up online and after that I got requests from other photographers. After that I did a few more shoots and decided that I like it and want to work for it and see where it can go. The first magazine feature I got was the cover and a big feature in a big international magazine. That really helped kick things off. And I have been working with so many amazing people since then and had a lot of great experiences. Q: What all projects you did ? And with whom? A: I have been very lucky to do some amazing projects with really talented people all over the world. It would take me too long to tell you about all of them, but one of my favorite projects was in Australia where I got to work with a photographer that calls himself Aurum Light. He is based in London and works with milk in his photos. He basically builds clothing on his models by splashing milk on them and taking photos that he later adds together. The result is truly mind-blowing. It was also really hard to stand for such a long time holding the same pose! And the milk had to be cold. Q: Which star cast you had opportunity to work with? How was the experience? A: I have had the opportunity to work with a few really famous people and brands. The ones I remember the best is a jewelry campaign I did for a collaboration between Swarowski and Hello Kitty that was released in Japan. They had made a beautiful and super cool jewelry line based around the Hello Kitty character and I felt so lucky to be on the project. Also the photographer for that campaign was one I had been wanting to work with for a long time, he's one of the best photographers in Sweden for ad campaigns and other things. I also got to meet Rooney Mara and David Fincher during the recording of the movie, " The girl with the dragon tattoo", that I had a small role in.
Q: How was your experience being an actress as well? A: I have had a few smaller rolls in films and I also do music videos and video campaigns for different designers and such. I love doing it! It's a big difference from only modelling in front of a regular camera where you have to look pretty for a second when the pictures are taken. Interacting with a film camera that captures your every move is much more challenging and exciting. As I told you before I had a small role in the Hollywood re-make of "The girl with the dragon tattoo", that are based on a book by a Swedish author. That was a great experience working with professional people. It was a really long day to film only one scene, but the wait is truly worth it! Another acting experience I'm also very happy with is the music video I acted in for a Swedish band called "Corroded". The song is called "More than you can chew". We filmed for two days up in the north of Sweden and had so much fun with each other. And we all became friends after that and still stay in touch with each other. Q: Whatâ€™s your goal and your next step? A: I have actually achieved many of my goals I set up for myself in the modelling industry. So now I am looking for new goals. Most of all I just want to keep having fun with what I do and when I don't any more I will probably stop, or move on to something else. I do a lot of photography myself and I would like to take photos of other more, and also do more video work. This coming fall and next year I have a lot of secret projects coming up in different countries. Can't wait to tell you about them! Q: Your message for lĂĄfiesta magazine and readers? A: Stay happy, healthy and true to who you are. Only you can take you where you want to go. Thank you for having me in your wonderful magazine, it's a true honor. If you would like to stay tuned with my adventures I recommend you to follow me on Facebook, where I always post the latest news and sneak peeks.
Sweden based model Susanna talks elaborately, in an exclusive interview with lรกfiesta, about her family, inspiration, her successful career and the road ahead
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Born and brought up at Kolkata and settled in Mumbai currently, Shahnawaz Alam did his schooling and college from Kolkata. Initially this handsome guy started his career as cabin crew almost for three years. In conversation, we found more to know about him.
Q: How the thought of getting in modeling field came in your mind? A: Since young age I was attracted towards glamour field. I got started with fashion at very young age with college shows. I participated with a fashion contest in Kolkata during college days and won too. And then got lot of fashion show work then.
Q: Any of your learning you would like to share? A: Keep Pursuing your dreams, no matter how far they seem to be.
Q: What all projects you have done? A: I shifted Mumbai and start doing shows here, major break through was once I got through Lakme Fashion Week and did the entire season with all major designers like Manish Malhotra, Vikram Phadnis, Krishna Mehta, Anju Modi, Tarun Tahiliani to name a few… I have even done major fashion weeks like Bridal Fashion Week, International Jewelry Week, Blender’s Pride Fashion Tour, Rajasthan Fashion week etc. Apart from these I have done major campaign for Nikon with Priyanka Chopra. I have also done commercials for Kent, Tata Indicom, Hero Honda, HDFC and Reliance.
Q: What is your turn-on/turn-off? A: Fashion/none.
Q: What are your favorite colors? A: Black, White & Grey.
Q: What is your favorite food? A: Well! It's home made food. Though I also relish Chinese, Thai, Continental and Lebanese.
Q: What is your latest crush? A: Deepika Padukone
Q: Who are your favorite actor & actress? A: Al Pacino, Amitabh Bacchan, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence Q: What is your favorite destination? A: Dubai, anytime!
Q: What is your favorite attire? A: Classic cut 3 piece suit.
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N E W FA C E S HEIGHT : 5‘10 | WAIST : 32 PLACE : NEW DELHI
CHEST : 37 | WAIST : 32 HEIGHT : 6‘ | WEIGHT : 65 PLACE : NEW DELHI
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K I D S ZO N E Hi! I'm Aadi Jain. My aim to be a big star and to do something for my parents. I entered into modeling in 2013. My first assignment was for Daikin AC print-shoot. I have done many other shoots for clothings, electronics and brands like Philips India, Reliance Finance, Home Shop 18, First Step, Images-bazaar, Visual-stock, Pic-in Bazaar. I am also doing a serial for Star Plus 'The mall'. Besides this, I have done TVC for Diwali for NDTV, Cheers mobile, Real fruit juice etc. I have also done many ramp shows for clothings and shoes for Bata. My mom, dad and all family members support me and love my work.
Age: 5 years Gender: Male Height: 3’7” Weight: 17 kg Complexion: Very fair Hair: Long, slightly brown Eye color: Black Shirt/Jeans size: 24 & 26 Shoe size: 30 City: New Delhi Facebook: firstname.lastname@example.org Photography: Sapna Kapoor
Láfiesta thanks parents NIHARIKA & ASHISH JAIN for sharing the profile
AESTHETIC DENTISTRY IS REALLY MORE OF AN ART THAN A SCIENCE. DOCTORS OFTEN USE A COMBINATION OF THE TWO METHODS TO GET THE RIGHT RESULT OF THEIR SUBJECTS. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER IS THAT YOU
A D V E R TO R I A L
AND YOUR DENTIST SHOULD TALK ABOUT WHAT OUTCOME YOU ARE EXPECTING BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE TREATMENT.
Enough has been written about the ‘Million Dollar Smile’. A perfect set of pearl whites are what transform an ordinary smile into a million dollar smile. Dentistry is defined as being both an art and a science. Art has been described as ‘the accomplice of tone’, and science ‘the creative application of natural law’. In tandem these energies can be combined to produce a masterpiece. But there are some myths about dentistry which needs to get clarified and some of are: ROOT CANAL TREATMENT HURT :- According to the
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT CAUSE ILLNESS :-
American Association of Endodontists, the perception
There is no evidence to support that root canals cause
of root canal being painful began decades ago when
illness. However, there is evidence to support the fact
that people who have had root canals are no more at
modern technology and better anesthetics, root canal
risk for developing illness that people who have never
treatments are no more painful than having a filling.
had root canals.
Knowing what to expect while having a root canal can help ease a lot of anxiety.
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT INVOLVE REMOVING THE ROOTS OF THE TOOTH :- When the dentist or
ROOT CANALS REQUIRE A LOT OF VISITS TO THE
endodontist performs a root canal treatment, he or she
DENTIST :-With today’s cutting edge technology,
removes the pulp from inside of the tooth. The roots of
most root canals can be performed in one or two visits.
the tooth are not removed.
CROWNS CAUSE TEETH TO NEED ROOT CANALS :-
PREGNANT WOMEN CAN’T HAVE ROOT CANALS :-
Many people believe that having a crown on a tooth
Pregnant women can and do have root canals. Having
means that the tooth will eventually need a root canal.
a root canal does require a small x-ray, but the
Crowns do not cause the need a root canal therapy. If
radiation exposure is very minimal and the x-ray is
a crowned tooth does require a root canal, it could be
aimed at the mouth, not the abdomen area. If you are
that the tooth has abscessed or that decay has gotten
pregnant and your dentist needs to give you an x-ray,
underneath the crown and reached the pulp of the
he will use a lead apron to cover your belly. The
anesthetics that dentists use are also safe for pregnant women. Be sure to let your dentist know beforehand if you are pregnant. I tried several top dentists for my problem but got no relief. Dr. Surbhi gave a perfect treatment. She analyses the problem deeply and recommends perfect solution. She has a very steady hand and the execution is virtually painless and smooth. I am sure superlatives can’t be further improved upon. POONAM MATHUR Patient
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YO U R H O R O S C O P E
ARIES Health – Your positive energies can release you from your past difficulties and tensions. Meditation is a must. Relationship – Care and patience would be rewarded. Engagement or marriage is indicated in your family. Career – You will get a helping hand and support at your work place. Be honest with your work. Finance – Be careful while dealing with finances as risk would be involved. Don’t rush, take one step at a time. Tarot message – Good news is expected through a lady. Lucky colors – Yellow, White, Red, Pink, Blue Lucky Nos. – 1, 2, 3, 6
TAURUS Health – Would improve. Reports and tests shall be positive. Pregnancy is also indicated. Relationship – Would be unstable due to lack of freedom. Need some space, put your best efforts to bring it back on a right track. Career – Would be unstable as termination from job is indicated. Be careful, not the right time for change over. Try to correct yourself and learn from your mistakes. Finance – Good time to invest in property, shares, policies or into a business partnership. Tarot message – You will get help and support in difficult times from a well wisher. Lucky colors – Yellow, Orange, White, Blue Lucky Nos. – 2, 3, 4, 6, 9
GEMINI Health – Would be unstable. Take extra precaution as accident, surgery or hospitalization is indicated. Relationship – After a period of suffering, now you may find happiness. Bury your past and start fresh. Career – Would be stable. Promotion or Increment is indicated. Good period for artists. Finance – Income from two sources is indicated. Utilize it wisely. Tarot message – Try to sort out things through a marriage counselor or else separation is indicated. Lucky colors – White, Cream, Green, Yellow Lucky Nos. – 1, 2, 3, 5
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CANCER Health – Would be unstable as mental worries could upset you and be careful as minor accident is also indicated. Relationship – End of one bad phase and beginning of a good phase is indicated in your love life. Soon your prayers will be answered. Career – Right time to enter a new venture. Promotion, increment and new opportunities are indicated. Finance – Good profits are indicated in business. Also business partnership is indicated. Tarot message – A bright renewal period is indicated in your relations. Lucky colors – Violet, Red, Blue, Black, Cream Lucky Nos. – 1, 2, 3, 5, 8
LEO Health – Drastic Improvement is indicated. Also pregnancy is expected in the family. Relationship – Would be unstable. It may turn into arguments and conflict at any time. Have patience, not the right time to go for any decisions. Career – Would be stable. Good business partnership is indicated and there would be growth in it. Finance – Good time to raise funds or invest in new projects. Tarot message – Look forward to better relationships in future and learn from your past mistakes. Lucky colors – Orange, Yellow, White, Purple Lucky Nos. – 2, 3, 6, 9
VIRGO Health – Pay attention to your health. Control your anger and have patience. Take proper diet and exercise well. Relationship – Would be unstable as misunderstanding, fear, doubt, argument, fight is indicated. For smooth relations, tackle the situation carefully. Career – You may face two major challenges at a time, just utilize your positive energies and deal with it. Finance – With your hard work and efforts, financial conditions shall improve. Utilize money wisely. Tarot message – Temporary separation from your loved ones is indicated. Lucky colors – Yellow, White, Orange, Grey, Brown Lucky Nos. – 1, 2, 5, 8, 9
LIBRA Health – Would improve. Medical reports shall be positive. Pregnancy might be indicated. Relationship – New relations could be developed and past problems shall come to an end. Career – Would be stable & secured. Increment or promotion is expected. Finance – Focus will be on resolving certain financial and legal issues. Need to seek professional advice and guidance before taking any major step. Tarot message – Face challenges with courage & enthusiasm. Lucky colors – Red, Purple, Orange, Yellow, Brown Lucky Nos. – 1, 3, 4, 5, 7
AQUARIUS Health – Would be unstable. Avoid stress, tensions, worries and arguments as it may lead to mental depression. Relationship – Improvement in your love life is indicated. Peace, love and harmony will replace past problems Career – You may face challenging situations at work but will also have the power to succeed and overcome all obstacles. Finance – Keep your eyes wide open while dealing with financial transactions. Think twice and then act wise. Tarot message – You may need to seek advice from a lawyer or solicitor with regards to a specific problem. Lucky colors – White, Cream, Grey, Green Lucky Nos. – 2, 5, 8
SCORPIO Health – Would be unstable, avoid stress, late nights and junk food. Exercise regularly. Relationship – Little tough period is indicated. You need to work hard on your relations. Take the initiative by putting your efforts to keep it healthy. Career – Changes are indicated as there would be end of one bad phase & beginning of new & better phase. Finance – Good period for investments. Financial stability and security is indicated. Tarot message – Travel is on the cards. Lucky colors – Green, Violet, Yellow, Brown, Blue Lucky Nos. – 2, 3, 7, 8, 9
SAGITTARIUS Health – Shall progress. To maintain good health proper diet and good exercise has to be followed regularly. Relationship – Would be unstable as cheat, betrayal, jealousy, misunderstandings, fights, quarrels are indicated. Career – You will get a helping hand and support at your work place. Be honest with your work. Finance – With your positive attitude you will have the power and potential to direct any financial situation. Tarot message – Hard work and efforts are bound to be paid off. Lucky colors – Blue, Black, Mauve, Grey, Silver Lucky Nos. – 2, 3, 5, 6, 8
CAPRICORN Health – Shall progress slowly. Take care as huge amount of money is expected on treatment. Relationship – Do not ignore your loved ones and try spending some quality time with your partner. Try to keep your relations strong and secured. Career – Some delays and postponements are indicated at work but not to give up as good news and future success is also assured Finance – End of one bad phase and beginning of new good phase is indicated. Money could be spent on travel. Tarot message – Peace, love and harmony will replace past problems. Lucky colors – Blue, Mauve, Grey, Black Lucky Nos. – 3, 4, 7, 8
Tarot Card Reader & Numerologist | City: Mumbai Email : firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: www.jyotitarot.com Jyoti Jhangiani is a certified Tarot Master Instructor and Professional Tarot Master Consultant from World Metaphysical Association USA. She is a Psychic Reader and an award winner, who specializes in Tarot Card Reading and Numerology. She practices in Chembur – central part of Mumbai (India). Since 2009, Jyoti has been tagged as a Celebrity Tarot Card Reader and Numerologist for her various live predictions on different TV channels like IBN7, AajTak, Headlines Today, Star Majha, Mi Marathi, India Bureau, Care world, CNTV etc. She has done live shows like ‘Astrotalk’ and ‘Bhavishya Phal Sitaron Se Hal’ for MyTv channel to solve online queries of the viewers. The videos are uploaded on her website as well as on you tube. Jyoti has been honored with trophies for tarot and numerology at various award functions like IMA Awards 2014 - Pune, Derrick Angelsz World Alternative therapy Recognition & Fellowship Awards 2014 - Mumbai, Shivraj Mudra Chatrapati Awards 2013 - Mumbai, International Spiritual & Hindu Mythology Awareness Awards 2013 – Mumbai, etc. Other than being a popular media psychic reader, Jyoti has constantly been conducting reading sessions for Corporates, Banks, Colleges, Malls, Wedding Functions, Parties, etc. Her articles have appeared in Ishma Magazine, Global Mumbai Newspaper, wordpress.com, etc. She provides consultation in person, on phone and through email. Jyoti works as a ray of hope, solving all problems, all confusions. Her Clients are constantly seeking her advice and her predictions have helped people take decisions in their professional and personal life. She is a psychic, a friend, a guide who not only reads tarot cards and guides people but also makes them believe in themselves so that they can tackle their issues.
P L A N E T S & YO U ARIES - The period of next two months will be marked by harmonious personal relations. Be careful if thinking of investing money in new ventures. Luck will generally work in your favor, but do not expect great financial raises. Avoid negative thinking as it will block the progress. Tip of the week - Light an incense stick in northeast direction before sunset. Lucky numbers - 1, 9 Lucky colors - Yellow, red TAURAS - Taureans who have believed in slow and steady policy will see the favorable results of their patience. Next two months will bring in opportunities for expansion and chances of travel abroad, but only few will be able to utilize them. Personal life might get ignored. Tip of the week- Donate black clothes and shoes to poor and needy people. Lucky numbers- 5, 6 Lucky colors- Green, peach GEMINI - This is a period of transition and new beginnings in life. Whatever you desire, you need to visualize it first and then go through the pros and cons. Chances of shifting home or office will raise for sure. Short trips are indicated for people in service. Tip of the week- Light an incense stick in east direction before sunset. Lucky numbers - 1, 9 Lucky colors – Red, orange CANCER - The period will be marked by work stress and job pressures. You might spend for purchase of vehicle or some heavy furniture item. You will get ample support from partner in married life. Might suffer from pain in abdomen. Seek guidance from elders in decisions related to educational matters. Tip of the week - Help the blind children with love and compassion. Lucky numbers - 6, 7 Lucky colors - Pink, grey
career will grow in positive direction. Timing is not appropriate to start new business or to get engaged in relations. Silence will reap better for you, than being vocal. Tip of the week - Wear tiger’s eye bracelet in right arm. Lucky numbers - 3, 6 Lucky colors - White, pink LIBRA - For Librans, the power of intelligence will rule over the power of money. Next two months will be marked with full of growth and expansion for people involved in fields of communication, writing and astrology. You might get attracted to friends of younger age, of opposite sex. Tip of the week - Avoid wearing white clothes and eating white meals after sunset. Lucky numbers - 5, 6 Lucky colors - Blue, Red
suitable job. Tip of the week - Chant Shani Chaleesa every Saturday for 9 weeks. Lucky numbers - 5, 9 Lucky colors - Green, white AQUARIUS - Next two months will be continuously marked by competition and hostile forces. Many tasks will get either postponed or get unexpected termination. You will suffer extremely due to mood swings and health issues. Time to remain peaceful and stable despite facing conflicts. Tip of the week - Meditate with clear quartz ball for harmony and inner strength. Lucky numbers - 2, 6 Lucky colors - Mauve, silver
PISCES - Pisceans will be at their best during the next two months. Financial abundance and professional expansion is indicated in their cards. SCORPIO - A very happy phase will be seen in the Beware of disclosing your plans and agendas to lives of Scorpions. Fresh partnerships in business colleagues. Personal life will be satisfactory. indicated. Boss will be generous towards you and Chances of visiting religious place is indicated too. sub-ordinates will be co-operative this week. Chances of travelling for business expansion also Tip of the week - Wear black tourmaline to avoid negative forces into life. possible so financial risks will be worth taking. Lucky numbers - 1, 3 Tip of the week - Recite 1000 names of Vishnu Ji Lucky colors - Orange, grey through “Vishnusahastranaam”. Lucky numbers - 1, 9 Lucky colors - Yellow, red SAGITTARIUS - Family life will be dissatisfactory due to stubbornness in behavior and bitterness in speech. Opportunities related to change in job and residence will start pouring in. Chances of conception of child, within marriage also indicated. Children will bring in favorable results.
LEO - This week will be marked by increase in income and financial gains. Short visit to religious place might happen. Some problems or delays indicated, if looking for admission in educational institute. Congestion in throat and mild problems in Tip of the week - Tip of the week- Apply tilak of saffron and turmeric on forehead. chest might appear. Lucky numbers - 2, 3 Tip of the week - Write or chant ‘OM’ 108 times for Lucky colors - Silver, purple good luck. CAPRICORN - Capricorn natives will be blessed Lucky numbers - 1, 3 with great happiness in married life during the next Lucky colors - Golden, orange two months. If unmarried, marriage proposals will VIRGO - Next two months will bring in mixed come your way. In job, period of growth and results for Virgo natives. You will be successful if expansion about to start. Be careful to balance pursuing studies abroad. Partner’s professional family and work. Unemployed natives will find
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