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VOL 01 | ISSUE 22 | MARCH 16-31, 2011



Various ways it is celebrated all over India

Mandir RNI NO.: APENG/2010/33719


Unconventional and Unusual careers that give you self satisfaction and allows you to follow your passion.

Exotic Travel

Breath taking places to unwind and have fun

Beautilicious DIY Manicure’s

Piece of Life

Who do you listen to? Yourself or Your Parents

Jennifer Kotwal

A whiff of fresh air and Untainted attitude in the Sandalwood movie industry.

Contents 6 Entertainment Your quota of gossips, scandals, news and amusements

March 16-31, 2011 . volume 1 . issue 22



10 Tinsel Town

Take a sneak peek of what’s happening in town

19 Piece of life

A spoof you will enjoy

22 Holi Special

History behind its celebrations

27 A Day from her Diary

Chit Chat with Anju Jain as she displays her various facets of an every day life in this interesting pictorial essay

32 Beauty

Handy Clutches

Special Bonding


Easy Manicures

37 Feature Article

Unconventional Careers

42 Check on Children Do’s and Dont’s

50 Flaunt of the Issue

The picture of the issue we found is worth a special mention.

60 Fortnightly Diaries Upcoming events, City Festivals

Cover Interview - Jennifer Kotwal



and Talk of the town

62 Horoscope

Check your predictions, scientific tarot reading and astrology by Suhasini



FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK Happy days are here again with HOLI. With winter neatly tucked up in the attic, it’s time to come out of our cocoons and enjoy this spring festival. Colorful days, solemn rituals and joyous celebrations - Holi is a boisterous occasion! Draped in white, people throng the streets in large numbers and smear each other with bright hued powders, squirting colored water on passers-by, dunking friends in mud pool amidst teasing and laughter, getting intoxicated on bhang, and reveling with companions- its nostalgia at its best. Why is India still a developing country? What is stopping it from being a developed country? This particular question strikes me every time when I read something about India’s education system. I see India’s education system as a stumbling block towards its objectives of achieving inclusive growth. In India around 240 Universities controlling somewhere 5000 colleges of various courses churning out millions of graduates seeking jobs in vain due to lack of employability, communication skill and entrepreneurship quality. In many states more than 60, 00,000 students are hunting for jobs without hope due to political rivalries and lack of investments in job generating manufacturing units and companies. This is one side of the picture. On the other side, all want to become Engineers or Doctors or Computer specialists in IT or Software, which is beyond the reach of many and also all, cannot shine in such a line if not suited later on. So, to overcome disappointments in the working life clear appraisal of one’s self is necessary before pursuing a course of action. Parents still are hung up on children pursuing conventional courses in medicine and engineering streams. With a plethora of career options available today, students still feel helpless to opt for any of these as the traditional belief of non-conventional career being superior still exist. Parents don’t seem to be too convinced with a lot of career options available today. Most still feel careers in medical and engineering streams are more superior to a lot of the options available today. Our feature stories gives you a glimpse of unconvential careers which have set standards high while our piece of life sections educates you to allow your children to follow their passion. THREE THINGS I’VE LEARNT THIS ISSUE When you believe in defying the norms and doing what you want, it simply means you want to stand out in the crowd. Like Aamir Khan’s role in ‘3 Idiots’ you believe that if one chooses a career based on what one likes rather than what others are doing, you’ll invariably do well. You are also a leader and not a follower. Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas.


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THE ELLE Style Awards

At the Elle Style Awards, Harry Potter star Emma Watson walked away with the top award for Style Icon, which was presented to her by Vivienne Westwood, while X Factor judge Cheryl Cole triumphed in the Best Music category. Twenty-year-old Emma has been in the public eye and has been watched ever since she signed the multi-million pound deal with Burberry and launched her own People Tree range. Receiving the award the model-actress said that it feels wonderful and fashion is something that she loves too much and just wants to have fun with it. Other winners on the night included supermodel Helena Christensen, who received the Outstanding Contribution to Fashion Award, Breathe Taking Talent Award by Noomi Rapace, the star of the girl with the dragon tattoo, who won the title of Breaktrough Talent, Model of the Year Coco Rocha, Best Actresses Natalie Portman, and Tom Ford walked away with Top International Designer.

KARDASHIAN’S Latest role


Kim Kardashian was not sure of foraying into music, but thanks to The Dream, she got confidence she wanted. In the newest episode of Kourtney and Kim Take New York, the girlfriend of NBA star Kris Humphries was seen meeting with the Umbrella hit maker in a studio. When she expressed concern over how people would perceive her as a singer, Dream assured her she will be great and he won’t let her get embarrassed as it would also mirror on him. Kim admitted that she had no experience in singing and was doing this for fun, and she is no Beyonce or Celine Dion. The result of their collaboration Jam (Turn It Up) was released on iTunes recently with half the proceeds going to St. Children’s Research Hospital.


Releases 14 New Snippets


Former Pussy Cat Doll Nicole Scherzinger has released snippets of all 14 tracks from her long overdue solo album. The girlfriend of Formula1 racer, Lewis Hamilton has worked on her new album for almost five years. The diva originally tried to go solo way back in 2007 with singles like Whatever U Like and Baby Love, but they both flopped and the album was scrapped. However Lady Gaga’s US success of her Redone produced single Poison and hit debut with Enrique Iglesias have breathed new life into Nicole’s solo career. She is looking forward for more to happen in her music scene and seems to be very happy for the new releases.

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Have no Communication


After the failure of ‘Tees Maar Khan’, Farah Khan and her hubby Shirish Kunder got so much busy with their next flick, ‘Joker’ starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha that the husband and wife almost forget to communicate with each other. If on one hand, Farah is denying having Katrina Kaif in the item number with Sonakshi, while on the other hand, Shirish Kunder in an interview said that Kat is very much in the song. We wonder why there is so much confusion between them. Is there any professional trouble brewing between them or they are yet not sure about the film casting. Well, Kat is Akki’s lucky charm and Farah might want to produce Katrina as a surprise element. We all know the romance between Farah’s two year old son and Katrina.

RANI AND AAMIR Are shooting secretly


After ‘Ghulam’ and ‘Mangal Pandey’, Rani Mukherjee and Aamir Khan are again set to ablaze the silver screen together for Reema Kagti’s untitled project. In the film, Aamir will be seen in the get-up of a cop with beard on his face. The duo is secretly shooting with only few necessary people surrounding them inside an old Parsi building in the FiveGardenarea for the past one week. Aamir and Rani used to shoot when the residents of the area go to sleep. The dark and old bungalow was taken for the shooting because it would add the suspense to the entire thriller”No one’s allowed inside the set, other than Aamir and Rani, the director, and the technicians,” informs a unit member.However Rani is highly excited to work with Aamir after a long gap. She gushed, “For me it’s wonderful to work with Aamir, especially after so long! `Mangal Pandey’ wasn’t based on us. But this one is more about us”. She further adds, “Over the years Aamir and my chemistry have only got better. If you don’t believe wait for this movie”.



To Share Screen Space

Sridevi has chosen Balki’s next as her comeback. She will be sharing screen space with the megastar of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan. Balki said, “Yes, Sridevi will star in her film. And yes, I’m doing another project with Mr Bachchan. Like Cheeni Kum and Paa it is again an audacious idea that we are both hugely excited about. Will my film too star Sridevi? Why not? But at the moment it’s too early to talk about the casting of my film.” Sridevi was supposed to re-launch by her husband Boney Kapoor but things did not materialize. In the film, she will essay the role of a lady who doesn’t understand English but married to a highly educated and aristocrat man. The films speaks about a mismatched marriage and how the married woman overcomes the hurdles. A source close to the actress said, “Sridevi is very excited about her comeback. She has hit the gym and is regularly going to a nutritionist to get into shape.” MARCH 16-31, 2011 TULIP 7





Accent created hurdles

Rana Daggubati, who is making his Bollywood debut with Dum Maro Dum, starring Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu and Prateik Babbar, revealed that his Hyderabadi accent was a big problem while doing his role as a Goan rock musician in this film. Rana said that he had to learn both Goan body language and the spoken language to fit into the role. “I had to get rid of my Hyderabadi Hindi and learn Goan Hindi. It wasn’t easy, because the two kinds of Hindi are mutually incompatible. I had to unlearn one kind of Hindi and then learn a new kind. Since I was brought up in Chennai, I speak fluent Tamil and Telugu. I am confused about which language to sing in,” Rana added. Directed by Rohan Sippy, Dum Maro Dum revolves around the lives of six Indians who meet in Goa and how their lives change forever once involved in drug mafias and also Deepika Padukone has done a sizzling item song in it. The film is releasing on April 22.

ANUSHKA & VENKY All set to pair again


Tall beauty Anushka will be the heroine in the Telugu remake of Malayalam super hitBodyguard, which was recently remade in Tamil as Kaavalan with Vijay and Asin in the lead. Directed by Gopichand ofDon Seenu fame, the remake will hit the floors on April 4, it is said. The Telugu version has Victory Venkatesh as the hero; Bellamkonda Suresh of Sri Sai Ganesh Productions is the producer. Notably, this is the third time Venkatesh and Anushka come together. Earlier they worked in Chinthakayala Ravi and Nagavalli. Meanwhile Venkatesh’s injury at the Cricket Cup is making heads turn. Notably, after the stitches were done, the wound took the shape of the ‘Om’ symbol, fetching the attention of the industry people. A source close to Venky revealed, “Everybody around Venky was surprised to see the mark. The team mates around him also clicked his picture. Even his wife was amused when she saw the scar shaped like an Om.”

MANOJ MANCHU And his new movies


Actor Mohan Babu’s son Manchu Manoj’s new film under the direction of Anil Krishna was launched at the office of his sister Manchu Lakshmi. The regular shooting will commence from soon in Ramoji Film city. This yet-to-be-titled movie is produced by D.S. Rao (who made Drona and Kalavar King) under the banner of Sri Shailendra Cinemas. Yuvan Shankar Raja composes the music. Rajsekhar is handling the camera and Paruchuri Brothers pen the dialogues. Others in the cast are Brahmanandam, Shayaji Shinde, Raghubabu, Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao and Vennela Kishore. Manchu Manoj and Varun Sandesh will also soon share screen space for the first time in the Telugu version of a bilingual to be made in Telugu and Tamil by actor Vishal’s brother Vikram Krishna (GK Film Corporation) under the direction of Thiru. The Tamil version will have Manchu Manoj and Nakul in the lead. The shooting has already begun. Touted as a triangular love story, the film will be complete by March 2011. Thaman will score the music. The official announcement is awaited.

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‘Low key’

IFA tourney to kick off soon


With cricket World Cup gradually moving towards exciting knockout stage, country’s premier football tournament, the IFA Shield is all set to be a low-key affair when the tournament kicks off in March. The Indian Football Association (IFA) Secretary Utpal Ganguli ruled that the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has not given due importance to the tournament, to be held from March 11-31, running into its 115th edition. There are concerns about the teams fielding second-string outfits as many India players would be out of action because of India camp for the pre-Olympic qualifiers while East Bengal will be engaged in their AFC Cup campaign. But Ganguli assured the tournament will not lack its sheen. East Bengal has been pooled with Churchill Brothers in group A, while in group B Mohun Bagan, Pune FC and Chirag United will be seen in action. There is a discernible interest in football and it’s up to the media to give the premier tournament due attention. The winners will take home Rs 10 lakh, while the runners-up will be richer by Rs 7 lakhs and the third-placed side will be given a cash award of Rs 1 lakh.

Terror threat to World Cup in India


The Intelligence Bureau has sounded a possibility of a terror attack during the World Cup matches in India. The Intelligence Director`s letter to all the DGPs and the chief secretaries of all the coastal states warned that terror groups like AlQaida and the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) are enquiring about the time frames of the matches in the country. The letter also warned that the terrorist organizations are contemplating a 26/11 type attack in India during the World Cup matches. The letter read that, Al Qaida & LeT are planning near term attack. Urdu speaking LeT cadres is likely to try to sneak into India in the next few weeks. Zabiuddin Ansari & his operations network which were behind the German Bakery attack in Pune are seeking the time frame of the World Cup matches in India. Some members of this cell are already in the country & some likely to arrive soon. Please take necessary precautions in your respective jurisdictions to detect any such attempt. In this connection the final of the World Cup will be played at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium on April 2.



to serve up 3D broadcasting

Proud of its age-old traditions, Wimbledon has embraced the rapid changes in technology in recent years as smoothly as a Roger Federer forehand and now the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament is going 3D. Ritchie, chief executive of the All England Club in the leafy suburbs of south west London since 2005, has presided over a stunning transformation of the grounds and announced that fans across the world would be able to watch this year’s championships in 3D vision at home and in cinemas. Ritchie, responsible for securing multi-million pounds broadcasting deals with the BBC and American company NBC, is approaching his busiest time of the year with Wimbledon less than four months away. A new addition for the 2011 tournament will be a Court Three show court, the completion of which concludes a 10-year improvement program that included a revamped Centre Court complete with sliding roof, a new bull-ring type Court Two and the introduction of Hawkeye technology. Ritchie reeled off impressive statistics about 11 million hits on the tournament website last year and the launch of a smartphone application that has one million users. However, while he welcomes the gizmo’s Ritchie is happy some things remain the same at least until the Olympics take over the hallowed turf for a week in 2012. MARCH 16-31, 2011 TULIP 9

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Interactive Food And Dine Session

Oxford Bookstore hosted the launch of India’s first ‘Cooking Video Film’ followed by a versatile ladies special cookery workshop involving interesting activities to make delicious food items conducted by a celebrity chef Ruchika. The video film apart from showcasing the chef’s culinary talents also showed the traditional receipe of cooking delicious Hyderabadi Biryani and various methods of cooking the dish precisely. After the session ladies when to learn live how to whip up summer specials like salads, mocktails, cool cakes and much more. The event ended on a high note with people engaging in taste sessions and getting some cooking tips.

Artist from Bhutan

Launching the Video Kelly Dorjee

On lookers

SamSung Establishes Its Largest Plaza

Thank God for science for providing the wonderful world of Electronic gadgets. Among many in the race Samsung has joined to the battleground to open the largest Samsung Plaza in Hyderabad. It’s supposedly the largest in the country. Talks are in that there will be expansion very soon and another 4-5 plazas are soon to open doors.

Taj Managers

Its Royal

Bhutan Calling

Actress Deeksha Seth 10 TULIP MARCH 16-31, 2011

The ‘Cultural fest of Bhutan’ was an engaging affair with high tea and cultural exchange of the countries. In an attempt to improve the exchange of traditions, ethics and culture between India and Bhutan Mr. Dasho Kesang Wangdi, Director General, Tourism Council of Bhutan organized a carnival filled with myriad colours, folk music and Bhutanese delicacies. The programme also featured a rich performing arts session with folk music, tribal dancing and various artist performances.

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Natural Unveils Its 88th Store

Naturals Family Salon the fastest and the biggest growing salon in the south chain launched its 88thsalon at Kothapet. The salon was inaugurated by Actor Shashank and a popular Journalist. Models walked the ramp and put up an applauding fashion show. After witnessing tremendous growth, Naturals now aims at reaching 200 by the end of 2011. The latest addition to their list of exclusive therapies is Vinotherapy, a luxurious route to beauty. Vinotherapy is the process of using wine-based products to help you unmask your inner beauty and rescue your skin from the effects of free radicals, dryness, blemishes and aging with natural antioxidant properties and grape seed polyphenols that coax collagen production back to life.


Constella Opens Doors Warmly

Constello London opened its franchise store with Actress Nishanti inaugurating it. The range of products features trendy shirts, designer denims and International tweed blazers. The products have been designed in the range keeping the aspirations and needs of the man on the move. “Our target customer is today’s male between 20-40 yrs. We offer a fresh collection every fortnight with a unique anytime replacement policy which is unheard of in this segment” said Mr .Akashdeep Sandhu COO, Constello. He also said they plan to rapidly expand across the State with 50 stores by the end of the year.

Lamp Lighting



Justin Chaill and Team

Learn and impart Some Knowledge

Ramp Models

Rise Learning Center opened doors in the city on a grand note. S. Chand Harcourt, Houghton Mifflin is a global Education Company USA, introducing this kind of learning center for the first time. Mr. Justin Chaill, Executive Vice-President, EMPGI, Dublin, Ireland was seen at the grand and auspicious inauguration. The kids learning center showed better aspects of making finer education available to children in a refined manner for quality reasoning power and understanding. MARCH 16-31, 2011 TULIP 11

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Exhibition of

Expressive Paintings An exhibition filled with creative paintings and breathtaking works done by Hari Srinivas and Anita was organized at Seasons Lounge, Taj Krishna. It was a charity art show in aid of Pediatric Cancer Patients. Inauguration was done by actor N. Balakrishna, also the Chairman of Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute who was seen expressing his pleasure on the vibrancy of art. Seen adding grace to the creative atmosphere was the LBW movie team who came there with the star cast and director.

Runners Up Joice John and Shankar of VNRVJIET

Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2011 Hyderabad Finals

Artists Anitha and Hari Srinivas with cheif guests

Winners with Mr. Giri Balasubramaniam

Quizzing and Nishanti, Chinamayee, Balakrishnan, Abhijit and Praveen

Paintings Gallery 12 TULIP MARCH 16-31, 2011

Answering Session

It was bouncers, doosraas, googlies and yorkers on the fast pitch of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2011. The Tata Crucible Campus Quiz, after completing 6 successful editions had its 7th edition at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Hyderabad. Following an exciting battle of wit and grit, Abhishek Nag and Vivek Shekar of ISB-Hyderabad came out victorious and walked away with a cash prize of 4 lakhs, national champion’s trophy and goodies. From Bandwidth Quizzing, to TwentyTwenty Quizzing to Pyramid Quizzing, Tata Crucible has given Indian youth refreshing new ways to stimulate the mind. This time the students witnessed yet again exciting quizzing in a format that required one to be alert, agile and think at the speed of light!!! It was hosted by the ace quizmaster Mr. Giri Balasubramaniam a.k.a. Pickbrain who tested participants’ proficiency, wit and out of box thinking.

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Creative Fusion Collection

The fusion collection at Home brings to you a selection of intricately and artistically done up figures such as elephants, cock, bowls, ganpati and vases. Each of these pieces is beautiful individually as they are painted with a mixture of colors and patterns. Keeping even just one of these pieces at the corner or at the center of the table would grab the attention of the spectator and hence make a personality statement. Each piece of art is exclusive in its own way as the hues differ from piece to piece providing a graphic appeal to the eye. The color palate is a fusion of neutral as well as contrast colors with bright colorful splashes of royal gold, classic red, cobalt blue, white and emerald green, interest is also added very creatively with painted stripes, petals, leaves, geometrical figures and polka dots.

Ladies Having Fun


Srikala Reddy

Polka Volka

Majestic Elephant

Pretty Bowl

Pretty Vase

Manita, Sunita & Seema Kedia

A Unique Charity Drive

Artful Idol

Standing Cock

On the eve of International Women’s Day, AUDI organized a unique women’s charity drive. The drive was flagged off by Dr Ritu Biyani Joseph who is a breast cancer survivor and has achieved the unique distinction to feature in the LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS for becoming the first Indian woman to drive all alone to all the four corners of India spreading the message of hope, survival and courage and equally, creating awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer in the remotest areas of the country. Mrs. Shilpa Reddy, Amala Akkineni and Padmasri Ananda Shankar Jayant were the guests of honor at the event. The aim of the charity was twofold and the proceeds would be donated to Ushalakshni Cancer Foundation. MARCH 16-31, 2011 TULIP 13

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Bowled out to

Celebrate Women’s Day 92.7 BIG FM, Hyderabad’s leading radio station in its continuous endeavor to entertain Hyderabadis today celebrated the spirit of womanhood on the eve of women’s day by organizing a Women’s Cricket Cup Removing illiteracy from the world was the major cause behind the initiative. Supported by the girls from Sphoorthi Foundation, the match played at Marredpally grounds was inaugurated by Ms. DK Aruna, Hon’ble Minister for IT & Public Relations. The initiative was part of BIG FM’s on-going radio campaign “Tollywood World Cup” where people get chance to select their teams, play and win loads of prizes. Students from Sphoorthi Foundation along with singers Kausalya and Pranavi altogether put up a great match entertaining everyone RJ’s Shekar and Jo ensured people listen to some interesting commentary thought out the match.

Lavanya, Ritu & Kavita


Namita & Neelu


Children Cheering



Gurlin & Karishma

Women have Fun All the Way

This Women’s Day all the stylish ladies of the town were in high spirits and celebrated their club’s annual event partying together at SYN. It was an eye to eye event where all the ladies had their better half’s along their sides and were seen indulging in lot of entertainment and fun activities. It was an enjoyable affair with a variety of lavish food spread out there. The music beats made the day more special where all the guests were seen having a ball of time.

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DK Aruna

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Ideas Meet Perfection

All the women had a grand time over a high tea tete-atete on curtain décor and styling. The event was in union with the two famous decorators from Mumbai, Ms. Daisy Sidhwa and Mrs. Shirin Kapadia, who showed the various ways of curtain designing and home décor. Masterpieces are a top-of-the line design house in interiors. It specializes in fashioning the most elegant furniture pieces and home décor. The craftsmanship is exquisite and combines all aspects like the objects in atmosphere, people and the environment, to create the ultimate experience in luxury living. It provides a magical touch to all the luxurious furniture. It was a very entertaining show where all the guests were seen indulging in this goings-on and getting together







Usha & Aarti


Manjula Tiya, Lata & Aparna

Fashion Attack This Summer

Nirmala & Sunita

Daisy & Shirin

Lata Reddy and Aparna Reddy organized an exhibition where there was a beautiful designer sarees collection by Lata Puttanna, a designer from Bangalore. There were Kalamkari’s, Zari’s, Cotton and Hand-Woven sarees with attractive blouses which added to the liveliness and color of the exhibition. She had a solo show of all her collection on display. Lots of guests and ladies were seen raving about the collection and had a superb time shopping for the summer season. MARCH 16-31, 2011 TULIP 15

Loving Every Moment !


Marriages are surely made in heaven. The story of the bonding of two souls for lifetime makes for a perfect relationship. This deep in love couple definitely has the best marriage with a marvelous compatibility level. Chaitanya and Neeta Kumar get candid about their life which allows you to know a lot more about these love birds! Saloni Gupta walks down the memory lane with them as they describe their beautiful journey of life. “Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” They started as friends and gradually fell in love completely and were seeing each other. Then they decided to take the relationship to the next level. Neeta and Chaitanya the owners of the exclusive furniture store, Vivanta, could not hide the excitement that life brought to them all these years. “Belonging to two different castes, Guajarati and Marwari unfolded the leading events of our marriage”, says Chaitanya with a smile. They had a typical romantic courtship period of 18 months. “We wanted to spend good quality time with each other and know the other well. It was a very special for me because… Chaitanya proposed to me for 101 times actually in cute different ways till I said a yes finally”, says Neeta with a twinkle in her eyes. “Really I can never forget that time when I had made John Abraham once propose to her on my behalf sitting outside her house with a banner of ‘I love you’…” grins Chaitanya. Marriage was like the new beginning of a new chapter of their lives. Fast forwarded eight years and they are happily married now. “We tied the knot on 27th March, 2003, our wedding day was like so special for us actually it was like a kind where so much was happening till we realized and got married”, says Neeta with a shinning smile. “The pre wedding days were far more fun filled for us. We has a gazhal night for sangeet, enthralling parties and the best part was we had all our friends come over from abroad to bless us on the big day”, says Chaitanya with a melancholy smile. Neeta who has finished her MBA and has done furniture designing says that she is a perfectionist. “I just want everything very organized and neat around me”. Chaitanya nods his head and agrees to what she says. He on the other hand is an engineering student and is more easy going man who manages the business very efficiently. When asked about their travel plans together, Chait16 TULIP MARCH 16-31, 2011

SPECIAL BONDING anya says, “We both love travelling a lot and keep planning a holiday every three months or so. Europe was where we celebrated our honeymoon”. Neeta whips up saying, “Trips actually gets us closer with good memories, laughter and joy!” Looks like they admire each other a lot… and gel very well together! “Chaitanya is a very down to earth guy and his first love are horses. One thing I adore the most in him is his calmness and peace of mind which I really need to learn from Chetu”, says Neeta with a pompous smile on her face. When Chaitanya was asked the same he said that he adored Neeta in many ways. “Ummh… she is very hard working and always passionate about her work. I love the way she maintains balance between work and home. Oh how can I forget this thing that she is a pakka cleanliness freak”, says Chaitanya with a grin.

While talking about the gifts they got from each other and cherish the most, Neeta flashes an innocent smile and says, “It was the most special message note Chetu wrote for me and gave me in a bottle”. While Chaitanya looks at her very affectionately and says, “Her coming into my life and my daughter are the most best of the best gifts I ever got from Neetu”. They share a much equaled up level of compatibility. Neeta says, “We have our own shares of fights also… it’s not always very silent out here!” and on this Chaitanya suddenly whips in and says, “How can you be married without any arguments?

If they aren’t any then surely there is a big problem”. Neeta continues saying that never soak us up with them all the day round because… by the end of the day we make up soon! Both of them are like totally opposites and also very similar. There is an equivalent temperament bond between these two. “We are pretty similar in every ways. We love our Sundays together”, says Chaitanya very excitedly. Neeta quips in and says, “Lots of similarities and differences describe us well where we share it all and try to accept each other in every sense”. “He is a typical Piscean and is very chilled out most of the times…In fact a bindass guy! I am the other way round. Being an arien I’m a bit short tempered, it’s like I am a blaze of fire and Chetu is the water thrown on it to soothe it all”, says Neetu with lots o glow on her face.

Talking about their four year old daughter, Tia, Neeta and Chaitanya say that she is a blessing in their life. We love her a lot and also confess that their lives revolve around her. “Tia actually got us very close together and we feel very blessed to have her. Both of us are totally dedicated to our adorable daughter who is now a chatterbox”, says Chaitanya with a broad smile and adds saying that the first word she said was ‘papa’. Neetu is lost in her daughter’s birth days and smiles saying that, “I actually loved the experience of being a mother and my pregnancy days were superb as Chetu treated all my mood swings very well. Tia is the happiness of our life!” Talking about the family bonding they have a very close knit family. “Both our parents are always there with us as we are living very nearby. It’s a very good rapport with both the sides and we all get along quite well with each other”, says Chaitanya with a smile. Neetu very happily says, “Playing poker is MARCH 16-31, 2011 TULIP 17

SPECIAL BONDING what we all love as a family and we get along every weekend to enjoy the game. Our clubbing is also mostly with our families”. One unforgettable day in their life which they treasure forever was the birth of Tia. “She just changed our lives completely to a new one where each day and every moment is so special with her”, says Chaitanya with an adoring smile. When asked about their future plans, Chaitanya very enthusiastically says, “Trust and love is the mantra to keep our bond alive and here we are now as the most happily married couple (touchwood)”. While Neeta says, “We are looking forward to enjoy more and work little less so that we can retire soon and relish all our moments together”. They say opposites attract! This is a true statement with Neeta and Chaitanya. Where Neeta is more reserved and chooses her own friends, Chaitanya is the social one who loves to make a lot of friends and partying a lot. Together they make a perfect match bonded with love forever! They seem to a relationship like a flowing river of joy and believe in karma. We wish them a happy days and the best luck with their daughter in this beautiful journey of life! “True love is eternal so let us give it sometime.”

t hey bot h “Hmmm… er each ot h e v lo o t seem !!” gly well! in d n a t s t u o 1 Who is more possessive?

Neeta says CHAITANYA Chaitanya says IT’S ME Omg! Seems like Chaitanya loves her just too much!

2 Who is a better dancer?

Neeta says ME Chaitanya says IT’S NEETA It has been the girls for dancing always:))

3 Who is more romantic?

Neeta says ME Chaitanya says IT’S ME Looks like romance is in air for both always!

4 Who is more adventurous? Neets says IT’S HIM Chaitanya says ME The guy again! Good going Chaitanya.

5 Who is a neat freak?

Neeta says IT’S ME Chaitanya says HER “I like things to be well organized around me”, says Neeta.

6 Who is a better cook?

Neeta says NONE OF US Chaitanya says NONE OF US AGAIN Looks like fun is what they always look for!

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Vehicle of Education Yes we live in a free society but do we, ‘this generation’ kids have the liberty to study what they want. So what happens when children are forced to take up various genres of education by their parent even though they don’t like it? Deepa S K decodes the system of education that needs to be changed and allow children to follow what their hearts want them to.


om, when I grow big, I’m gonna be a painter and will paint the whole town’s road red. I don’t like their color now. His mom smiled and said, “But your father and I have decided that you will be an engineer”. Confused, he said, “Mom when I grow up what I become is my business right, how can you decide for me?” Surprised by the answer the mother replies, “We know what is better and a painter is no job” and brushed away the conversation. Alas! The mother has no clue that she has already sown the first seed of disagreement about her own son’s future and decision by disagreeing to what he wishes to do. A childish dream may be, but this was whooshed away! This episode is one of life’s most common and unavoidable situations and conversations that take place in our lives. Almost on a daily basis, the perpetual arguments, fights and disagreements happen when a child longs to do something and on the other side parent’s sketch an altogether different picture for them. Choices are the most misunderstood, misinterpreted and wrongly practiced practice of life. Children, choice and parents don’t really go hand in hand. Do they? Parents don’t understand children and vice versa, is a forever debatable talk. It’s not that parent’s are always fault. Poor souls, since the time lady fortune lays a child into the cradle of their life, they try to give only the best. The child being the flesh and blood of them becomes the very life of their lives. But, I guess, somewhere down the lane, they tend to forget at ease that their child is an individual. A person in the making, they have a dif-

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Farhan Akhtar portrays an unhappy man in the movie Rock on who wanted to be a rockstar but ends up being an investment banker.

ferent DNA that is in a never endless work of weaving them with thoughts and emotions that will eventually define them as unique human beings. In short, no matter how similar or different they look in comparison to their parents, they are different. And as one grows, decisions are made for them. Feelings are taught. Right and wrong is being fed into their brains. The scariest part begins when children go to school. School is a place where a child goes to transform into an educated person. But, in our culture school is a place where children are sent to transform themselves into what their family what them to be. Oh! Common, how many of us disagree to this? Yes, they need to be educated and knowledgeable but beyond that school becomes a ‘grade marathon’. I’ll confess, once upon a time I was a victim of this. In the race of gaining good grades, I never registered anything what I learnt. I was always asked, “How much did she and he get?” When I answer that, I exactly knew the next word coming out… “Why did you get so less….”. I must have been like 8 or 9 years old. How would I know what the meaning was of this big and mean word called ‘COMPETITION’ was? Sometimes I think parents go a little far too much by seeing that their kids only concentrate in their studies. No play or TV and the poor kid’s childhood itself. Corporal punishment is almost a crime, but what about the physical torture that a child takes in from home and other places. This is definitely a serious issue to address. Driven by the demon of grade/ranks, parents sort such kind of painful methods, which they call discipline to push them learn and 20 TULIP MARCH 16-31, 2011

Karthik Sivakumar did his engineering in USA and worked as graphic designer but wasn’t satisfied which made him join his passionacting.

win grades. But are they even aware, every time they do this they mar the soul, the conscience and the self confidence of the child? “Spare the rod and spoil the child”, may be the quote that would run in contrast to what I wrote. Yes, parents do need to discipline the child. Nevertheless, you also need to know when to draw the line as well. Recently, a national paper stated that the weight of a school child’s bag is weighing somewhere between 5-9 kgs. So heavy is this burden that research has proven children suffer from back problems. Is it worth for a child to carry so many burdens at such young age? This is just one side of the story, other side being, when a child shows interests in subjects which the parent’s consider not opportunistic. The clash between interests and aptitudes is like-‘the clash of the titans’. It’s a well known fact that ‘Science is well preferred than Arts”. Even to this day, engineers and doctors are churned out in lakhs from India. (No wonder there are Indians reigning in the Silicon valley and NASA! Good or bad, I keep guessing!)No offence against them, but, yes kids to get stressed and spanked when it comes to science and mathematics. There are versions of stories where parents send their kids to more than one tutorial class, one after the other and by the time the kid return home they crash. There is no break in between; all they do is study and sleep. What a life? No wonder they get stressed and develop psychological issues at an early stage. It’s both saddening and infuriating to know that the pressure of performing well reaches such unimaginable peaks that kids and youngsters feel ‘it’s enough so I’ll give up’ and take up

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Sonakshi Sinha was a fashion designer before her entry into movies. After her now recognised stardom, she is not complaining one bit.

extreme steps like medicines and drugs. Apparently, there are medications to beat exam stress and anxiety. Some of them are given with the knowledge of the parents. Suicide attempt is the extreme of all. Our city is not new to headlines describing students taking their lives, as they cannot handle the stress from family and institution. When caught in such a situation, where do they go? When the pressure comes from both the ends, whom do they lean to? So what do the family turn into, friend or foe? These words may sound like families are to blame-Yes and No! Yes, for all the reasons that obvious. No, because even each of you reading this is helpless to competition ruling this world and time is also the biggest villain here. Take a second and think, you’re doings as a parent, is it right and worth it? You are raising a person and only hoping to provide the best. Quite understandable and agreeable, but we all must remember that as you and I have choices to make, likes and dislike, even children are a mould of all these attributes. Yes, when they are young, they don’t know what is good for them, what they are good at or what are their strengths and weaknesses. It is for the parents to observe, understand and realize what and who they are. From a child’s mouth, have mercy and do not compare. That’s the worst enemy for every kid’s morale. Every single time you do that, you are literally ripping their confidence and self esteem, tearing and breaking them into a zillion pieces. Sadly, the heart break goes unheard and unseen. Understand us, us kids! Yes, there needs to be a change in the education system, the mentality of parents. From one end the world looks like a child’s greatest ‘hell to be’ but at the same

Ritiesh Deshmukh belongs to a political family and did his architecture before his big break into the Bollywood industry.

time, with the advancement of various fields and disciplines the rainbow of opportunity has never looked so colorful and vibrant. We have sportsmen, media houses, counselors, financial experts, education professionals, directors, economists and a host of new professions opening up. Gone are the days when a child had only few options and had to choose between an engineer or doctor or accountant. Times have changed. People! Open your eyes and see! This is the best times we are living in. It is your world and it is their world as well. So shun the conventional though and let a revolution take place in your mind. We all live in the 21st century where we are being taught to be welcoming and broad minded. Kids are ten times smarter than their parents. They are all born into a technology and online era. How can you then judge and decide for them with your thought age? It definitely is a question to be asked. And is there a solution to how parents behave on what their kids want? Yes. And it’s for each parent to comprehend and act. An ancient saying goes that we are all born unique. We may be similar but we are not the same. Parent’s gasp when children compare them to their friend’s parents on various factors. And this really disturbs the parents. On a similar basis, this is what happens when parents demand and push children. Things go from bad to worse when parents force them to choose a professional stream against their likes. A career choice is a huge decision and if one is not content with it, it will be one of the biggest mistakes of their lives. Would you want your child live with such a mistake? And probably blame you for all that happened. As yourself, is all this worth at all? MARCH 16-31, 2011 TULIP 21

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nar wali… rang barse… Rang Barse! Oh rang barse bhege chu these bighting shades of Holi Hai!!! It’s a colorful life out here with rk triumph of goodness over Holi to soothe your sore eyes and ma come join in this festival of evil. SALONI GUPTA invites all of you to and excitement. colors and togetherness with lots of fun


olors play a very important role in our lives. One festival that celebrates the true essence of color is Holi, one of the greatest and the most joyous spring festivals in India. Holi marks the beginning of spring. The festival is celebrated with a great fanfare and the traditions related to it throughout India in the Hindu community. The day before Holi is known as Holika Dahan, burning of Holika or Chhoti Holi. On the first day bonfires are lit in memory of the miraculous escape that young Prahlad made when the demon Holika, sister of Hiranyakashipu, carried him into a raging fire. Holika was burnt to a cider. But Prahlad, a staunch devotee of God Vishnu, escaped without any injuries due to his unshakable faith that he would be unharmed by the power of Lord Vishnu. The next day, people amuse themselves by splashing colored water and throwing colored water powder on their friends, relatives, neighbors and even passerby. Noisy and colorful processions are taken out through the bazaars and streets. In sophisticated people it is characterized by songs, music, and floral decoration and splashing of perfumed water. Sweets and Bhaang is prepared at home, and served liberally. New corn is baked and eaten on this day for the first time in this season. People forget all enmity and embrace each other, with warmth and love, and replenish their friendship. Well, here are some real HOT SPOTS of Holi celebrations. Take a virtual tour to have the feel of real happenings over there. Let us start the journey from the places where the Holi in its present form originated by Lord Krishna.

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North India Holi at Mathura, Nandagaon, Barsana and Vrindavana is celebrated with great gusto for a period of sixteen days. For, these were the places where Krishna spent most of his childhood. The state of Uttar Pradesh in the Braj region, the celebrations spans over a week or so. Each major temple, housing the idols of Krishna and Radha celebrates Holi on a different day. People throng the temples to get drenched with colored water and consider it a blessing from the God.

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In Maharashtra and Gujarat, a grand procession of men soaked with colored water walks through the streets with a mock alert call that asks to care of pots of butter milk as Krishna comes in. This refers to Krishna’s habit of stealing butter and milk stored in terracotta pots from people’s homes. There is also a tradition of hanging a pot of buttermilk high up in the street. Men forming a human staircase try to break this pot and whoever succeeds is crowned the Holi king of the locality for that year.


A human pyramid is formed to break the pot of buttermilk hung high up in the streets. The tradition of the Hindu undivided family there is that the brother’s wife beats her brother-in-law with her sari rolled up into a rope in a mock rage. All this happens in good humor and in the evening the brother-in-law brings sweetmeats for her.

Eastern India

North East

In Manipur too, Holi is extremely interesting. It is a six day festival here, commencing on the full moon day of Phalguna. The traditional and centuries old Yaosang festival of Manipur amalgamated with Holi in the in the 18th century with the introduction of Vaishnavism. In earlier times, folk dances were performed with folk songs under the moonlight. Presently they are the modern bands and fluorescent lamps. A thatched hut of hay and twigs and sticks is built and then set ablaze. The next day, boys go in groups to play gulal with the girls. Also devotees play gulal and dance in front of the temple of Krishna dressed in the traditional white and yellow turbans. On the last day of the festival, hundreds of devotees take out processions towards the main Krishna temple and various cultural activities are performed.

In Bengal, Holi is called Dol Yatra or the swing festival. Traditionally the festival is celebrated with idols of Krishna and Radha are placed on swings and devotees take turns to swing them. Women dance around the swing and sing devotional songs, as men spray colored water and powder called ‘Abeer’. However recent trends don’t see much of those traditions. People play with colored waters, powders in the morning and later take out processions on the streets with bands and faces and boodles covered with Holi colors. Orissa has also the similar traditions but they only place the idols of Jagannath in place of Krishna and Radha. This is because the famous Jagannath Temple of Puri is situated in Orissa and Jagannath; ‘The Lord of Universe’ is another name of Krishna.

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Holi Gifts

Main C ities Among the main cities in India, Delhi comes first followed by Mumbai and Kolkata. All celebrate the Holi with colors, feasts, music, dance and blasting parties. The play peaks up in the residential clusters away from the city centers. People usually do not go out with families’ beyond their local neighborhood, as public conveyances do not play with usual frequency.

Holi gifts play a significant role to make the festival very special and exciting. The gifts emit a positive vibration and convey the feeling of love and respect for each other. It portrays the true picture of the festival, strengthening the bond of love and friendship with colors on this auspicious day. Gifting and enjoying goes hand in hand on this beautiful day. This involves the newly wedded bride playing her first Holi at her in-laws place and indulging in naughty pranks, thus making her Holi a memorable one. Sweets exchanging ceremony is considered the oldest tradition for any festival commencement. Gifting new range of garments to the married daughters is another practice seen on this prosperous day. There is also a tradition of gifting ‘Dandia’, a special kind of saree to both the daughter and her in-laws coupled with the necessary accessories. Son-in-law is the most integral part of the family and is presented with the best of Holi gifts with full devotion. It is customary to present a ‘pyala’, a glass of drink coupled with an amount of money after the special Holi meal.

Now if you willing to have a colorful Holi this year catch the spirit live these are the best spots to celebrate a joyful and a safe Holi!

Holi Mela Hoil mela is becoming an ideal option for people who want to spend Holi in a different and more colorful way. People enthusiastically visit these fairs to enjoy the festival. Color is the main theme of Holi fair. Everywhere one can see fragrant colors either kept in thalis or gunny bags. Very shopkeeper is seen with painted faces and hands to create the perfect aura of Holi festival. Different stalls lined up at the mela are also based on some or the other Holi theme. A separate section for dance and songs is created where artists from various places come and entertain people. Magic and puppet shows based on various themes draw maximum attention of the visitors especially kids. Large food sections including Holi sweets like gujiyas and malpuas are so delicious that the visitors can’t resist. Holi toys for kids and special shops selling beautiful earthen pots and many handcrafted items attract a large number of visitors. Main attractions of Holi mela are the traditional drinks of Bhaang and Thandai. Holi mela showcase the best of Indian culture and Holi celebrations. It’s a splash of colors and fun!

Here’s a list of the most popular HOLI GIFTS to be presented. Sweets and Gujiyas A box of sweets and Gujiyas is a very popular gift item, for very special occasion there is no better way to show your love and affection with sweets. Chocolates These are the most favorire gifts in India. They always go with the festival mood and enliven the spirit of Holi. Dry fruits These are highly in demand as a gift on Holi. Available in a variety of designer boxes dry fruits can make a lasting impression.

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Holi Gift Hampers Variety of Holi gift hampers are available in the market consisting beautifully designed trays with sweets, diyas, gulal and idols of Lord Krishna.

Holi Greeting Cards You can also send greeting cards on Holi for your near and dear ones living anywhere in the world.

Holi Color Pack Beautifully packed with Holi colors are the most appropriate gifts for all. They symbolize the importance of colors and the spirit of festival. Holi colors pack includes gulal, magic colors, sprays and water balloons.

Gifts For Kids Water guns, colored hats, masks are the best to win the hearts of naughty kids. These type of gifts are always cherishes by children.

Holi Home Decoration Items Holi gifts can also be home decoration items like beautiful flower baskets, bouquets, flower vases, rugs, carpets and wall hangings of Lord Ganesha and Krishna. TULIP wishes one and all of you a Happy and a Safe HOLI!!! MARCH 16-31, 2011 TULIP 25

Movie maniacs

Tanuweds Manu Why should you watch Tanu Weds Manu? For R Madhavan who will win your heart as a sweet lovable NRI doctor Manu who has the misfortune of falling in love with a Kanpur-girl Tanu (Kangna Ranaut) who not only rejects him as a suitor but also uses him to elope with her ruffian boyfriend. Hiding his heartbreak and disappointment behind a smile, Madhavan fits into the role of a goody goody NRI like a glove. He is hopelessly in love with Tanuja who doesn’t miss a single opportunity to hurt him. Rules, they say, are meant to be broken and that’s what Tanu’s agenda in life is - to break all rules that a middle-class family swears by. Well, an NRI coming home to find a suitable bride for him is very common in Indian society and director Anand Rai’s comedy opens with the same. He tries to be as close to reality as possible - from the backdrop, to clothes, to character artists - all bring out the element of a middle-class setup perfectly. With a marriage in the background providing a perfect place for Tanu’s second chance meeting with Manu, the movie traces the relationship between the girl and the NRI. Surely, perfect material for sentimental romances with ‘comedy ka tadka’. But there is something missing to make it a perfect romantic comedy. First, the script is punctured, then there is no chemistry between Madhavan and Kangna and if that was not enough, the narrative doesn’t flow at the desired pace - it’s slower than it should be. Though the director picked up an interesting subject, he has not 26 TULIP MARCH 16-31, 2011

A weekend to while away and don’t know what to do. Catch up with a movie in your nearest cinema halls. Before you head for a day of fun, butter popcorns and visual treat to those tired eyes, read on our verdict on this fortnights latest movie. succeeded in executing his story effectively on screen - there are not enough laughs in the film. Whatever funny scenes are there, credit goes to the chemistry between Madhavan and Deepak Dobriyal who plays his friend Pappi. Kangana’s dialogue delivery puts you off and she lacks the spunk and spark to play the free bird that she is in the movie. In fact, Swara Bhaskar, who plays her friend Payal, holds the fort as the Bihari girl who is marrying a sardarji (Eijaz Khan) who also happens to be Manu’s best friend. Payal is impressed with Manu and even tries to drill some sense into Tanu’s head but Tanu, a rebel, doesn’t want to admit her feelings for the man who is picked by her parents. Critics won’t appreciate the plot but Madhavan fans would find enough material to enjoy the film. Music plays an important role in a wedding-based romantic comedy and the director could have got it right if he had opted for more fast-paced peppy numbers, like Saddi Galli... In the performance department, full marks go to Madhavan, Deepak and Swara. The supporting cast of K.K. Raina, Rajendra Gupta and Navni Parihar don’t have much to do, but whatever role they have, they carry it well. Jimmy Shergill as Kangana’s ruffian boyfriend is wasted, so is Ravi Kishen as his sidekick. If you are looking for a great romantic comedy, this is not the one, but watch it for Madhavan. He is convincing.

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A Day from her Diary...

By Dipika Pillay

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FOUR things you did not know about aNJU JAIN

QUEEN THE DESSERT king confecates and ba ol oc ch late g in “Mak wake me up passion. You a to is e s m rie k ne as tio r and deep slumbe or a flé uf so night in my on t brownie, lem make a walnu not fret, I will secake- I will ee ch y rr be ue bl t had any kind ppily. I haven’ make them ha ing, but my ation in cook uc f. ed al rm of fo learn by mysel em made me I th r on fo n so io at ss pa well th astered it so es at ol oc ch Today I’ve m of ts ng culinar y ar will be teachi yed Anju. jo er ov an ys sa and pastries”

1. She is claustrophobic of going in lifts without company. 2. She won the best athlete of the year award consecutively five times in a row in school 3. She loves to meditate and is very internet savvy 4. She has a maid only to take care of her closets and wardrobes.

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Do you really feel that carrying a bag everywhere is a pain, just to carry your cell phone, lip gloss and kajal? Are you the kinds who always want to look the perfect best anywhere and everywhere? Have you ever been in a situation where your make-up has faded away and you bumped into your ex- boyfriend with his chic girlfriend hanging on his sleeve like a pet peeve? The handiest solution to avoid all such blooper is to get your hands on a clutch bag. Check out these charismatic women who carried the stylish clutch in a great style!!! Clutch bags now days are not just constrained to formal evenings, parties or weddings. They are soon becoming an everyday lifesaver, thanks to the handiness in handling them. Clutch bags are the trendiest accessories among all. Here comes the plenty of day outs, parties with music, dance and‌ and‌ gorgeous looks but today the young verve has accepted clutches as anytime, anywhere accessory. This compact little sister of the handbags has gained a lot of attractiveness as a well-designed and classy surrogate for making a style statement and flaunting it too much! They are small in size and close with a zipper or with a snap fastener. Sometimes they come with a detachable strap also. They differ in shapes and sizes with the most stylish designs. Most of the top brands in fact all the designer brands have their fabulous collection of these clutch bags. In the 18th and 19th centuries women usually carried along with them a small purse to keep their perfume, smelling salts and handkerchief in it. But today the 21st century introduced clutches of different styles and shapes to the women of the world who loathe carrying their handbags everywhere. Whenever they require a separate store house for their cosmetic, they have the versatile clutch to the salvage. Clutches are made with different materials and patterns in order to go well with the interest of the imminent fashionistas. They are a perfect mishmash of beauty and utility! They were a big hit with both manufacturer and the consumers as the value was more important than the fashion quotient. Therefore, the clutches have now been the voguish ways to dress up and get the perfect look in just a minute with various styles. Having come back with a bang into the fashion world, clutch bags are favored due to a number of reasons. They can

be carried by women belonging to all age groups, from a twenty year old chic to a sixty year old charming grand mom. They are not season precise and have recently moved on from being just an evening accessory. Women fancy carrying clutches on any and every occasion now, either as a bag to carry minimal essentials while going shopping, or to get an in look during an exquisite dinner party. Designers have come up with a range of styles and designs in clutch bags to costume the spunky taste of the young generation and also to furnish the sophisticated, tacit priorities of the polished graces. They are so admired that women currently have one or more clutch bags as an essential part of their wardrobe. They are small-sized, over-sized and large clutch bags. They come in rectangular, oval, square and in untouched versions of these basic shapes. Metallic clutches in gold and silver are an all time favorite for evening wear. Leather ones flatter the formal attires. Silk, suede, jute are some materials used to make clutches. Other materials used to embellish the surface are the beads, sequins, crystals, ribbons and bows. Bridal clutches are caked with gemstones and more luxurious material. Every woman is ready with a beautiful clutch as they love carrying one as a friend next to her. The newest trend now days in fashion accessories is to get them custom made. Some people like it simple while the others prefer the bling. Clutch bag designers present a variety of options to highlight their bags. Apart from the usual party clutches there are the unique ones, the Rajasthani designs and also the Bollywood designs in craze now. Another disparity that they create are the colors used, be it subtle shade like mauve or a bold color like hot pink. High end brands such as Chanel, Fendi, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Guess and several others are big players in this industry. From classy to chic, what clicks well with every age group today is a clutch bag. It’s smart and suave, and handy to handle which gives the owner a lot to look forward to! MARCH 16-31, 2011 TULIP 31



Shipra Gandhi & Sarita Kapoor Shivani Herbal Beauty Parlour

Hands and Nails!

If you haven’t felt the supple feel in your hands off late need not to worry as TULIP suggests simple and easy ways to follow to make your hands soft and smooth. Hands care Beautiful hands are an essential compliment to a women’s beauty. By taking proper care, you can make any part of the hands look beautiful. Hands are not only symbols of beauty, they are messengers of sentiments. Your hands are more noticed then the face, so you have to care for your hands as much as you care for your face & remember, hands are the busiest part of the body. They are exposed to all kinds of atmosphere, so they are the first part of the body to show the signs of ageing. It is easier to hide any part of the face using makeup but hands need time to time care. People having beautiful hands are lucky, so be thankful & take good care of them. The first step towards grooming of your hands is to keep them neat & clean. Try to use a good lotion or cream every time you wash them. Actually creams & lotions don’t soften the harder skin but they hold the moisture in them.

Nail Care Just as beautiful teeth are important for a beautiful face, beauty of hands has much to do with the nails. A woman loves to be complimented for beautiful nails. It is not important that you have very long nails, what is important is that you have beautifully filed neat nails. Nails are also composed of Keratin like hairs which are formed from Calcium. Nails which are in poor condition give an indication to poor health. So your hands care should include your nails care too. 32 TULIP MARCH 16-31, 2011

Beautilicious Like facials keep the face neat & clean, in the same way Manicure keeps your hands clean. Here is a DIY Manicure:

Things needed: • Nail polish remover • Cotton • Nail clipper • Filer • Cleanser • Massage cream • Scrub • Shampoo • Lime juice • Cuticle pusher • Cuticle cutter • Orange stick • Base Coat • Nail Polish • Top Coat

Process:  File your nails with a filer in Oval or Square shape.  Remove Nail polish with a nail polish remover.  Clean your hands with a cleanser with the help of cotton.  Massage the hands with a cream or almond oil in upward direction for 5 minutes each.  Soak your hands in luke warm water for 3 – 5 minutes. Add little shampoo & lime juice to water.  Take a soft manicure brush & rub it all over the hands till the elbow to remove dirt & oiliness.  Wash hands in luke warm water.  Carefully push the cuticles with the help of cuticle pusher.  Cut the extra cuticles with cuticle cutter.  Take an orange stick & clean your nails with it.  Take very little cream & massage your nails & cuticles.  Clean nails with a wet cotton  Apply Base coat to strengthen the nails.  Apply Nail polish.  Apply a top coat over the nail polish. Application of Nail Polish: While polishing your nails, begin with the centre of your nail. Paint one stroke down the centre & then on the sides of the nails. You should paint a nail in 3strokes. Let it dry completely before applying the second coat. 5 Points to keep your hands beautiful: 1. While working in water, try to wear hand gloves. 2. Apply moisturiser to your hand after finishing your work. 3. Apply sun – screen lotion before going out in sun. 4. Apply a base coat before painting your nail to protect it then after painting, apply a top coat. 5. Moisturise your hands atleast two times a day MARCH 16-31, 2011 TULIP 33


By Saloni Gupta

From going all natural with colors to throwing a virgin mojito parties or organizing color your hair and smearing each other’s face red, pink and blue… this Holi live up to the spirit in all new fashion and put on the white collar look. If you plan to play the host this Holi, all you need is little planning to make sure your guests and you have a rollicking time!!! GUEST LIST The first thing to remember when throwing any party is the guest list. Spread the word all around and be clear about the venue if it’s your home, farmhouse or a resort party. Ensure that all the guests know each other well. Meanwhile even you could have a gala time as to relax yourself and enjoy the fun!

DRESSCODE The best part about Holi is that you don’t have to dress up too much! It’s a festival of all bright colors but if you want a dresscode and make it mandatory you could specify your guests to dress up in that crisp cooton white dresses to add more fun. MUSIC A Holi party is incomplete without music! If you planning a traditional theme party then the dholak and folk songs will help to bring in the desi flavor Loud and live rocking music in the house with DJ and a dance floor will get everyone to the festive mood. Grooving in the Bollywood Holi numbers like ‘rang barse’, ‘Holi ke din’ and ‘do me a favour let’s play Holi’, can be a never ending episode!

DÉCOR With a lively décor you can get the guests in the fesitive spirit. Place the beautiful floral and sparkled colors all over the place with colorful water-filled pichkaris and water balloons, and also a floral tub full of rose and lily petals to add spunk to this season of playing colors. It’s a very good idea to set up a shade or a canopy and also a bonfire to follow up the traditions of Holi.

COLORS AND WATER Holi is the festival of colors but get hold to use organic ones which are skin-friendly and does not ruin your skin. To add up the colorful and safe event keep trays of dry colors like gulal in all shades on each table from where your guest can easily access them To add more fun don’t let any of your guests get away without getting wet with those water guns and colored balloon darts.

SWEETS FOOD AND BHAANG Plan your menu a week before and try to keep it very simple. No finger fries for this day and let your guests put away that china and forks for the day at a side. You could have stalls of street food like golgappa shots, aloo tikki, bhel puri, kachori, etc Holi cannot be complete without those yummy sweets and intoxicating bhang! Let the taste buds be pampered with those lip smacking gujiya’s, malpua’s, laddus and barfi’s. Bhaang laced thandai can be served in huge glasses or you could even replace these with milkshakes and lemonades as they act as good coolants. Hiring a bartender, for that bunch of young crowds holding the bottoms up with glasses of chilled wine or beer would be a great option

HOLI GIFTS If you are buying Holi gifts for all your guests go for the eco-friendly ones. Innovative packaged ones in jute and cane baskets along with things like herbal gulal, ittar, badam, pista and the traditional tesu ke phoolmake. This will be cherished by all the guests. In the end while winding up the party make sure nobody is left plain without colored faces and just remember to create a festive fun that carries through the party. Celebrate and enjoy your Holi! 34 TULIP MARCH 16-31, 2011




Have a Holi donut party! Instead of the regular sweets order for donuts of different colors and flavors. The ones that go with the Holi theme are rainbow donuts sprinkled with candy dust on top. You can also order for a chat donut or glazed chocolate donut. Your friends will love this unique idea.


Celebrate Holi in style by donning one of the special ranges of t-shirts launched especially for the occasion, white color with a social message printed on them like “Holi Cow!” or “No Alcohol Holi!”.


You can organize your own cake Holi party. Call over friends and order some cup cakes, muffins and cookies. Prepare various colors of icing dips like pink with strawberries and milk, red with fruit marmalade, blue with blueberries and brown with Hershey’s chocolate. Ask your friends to design their own icing on cake before gorging on them.


Invite all female friends and have a Holi nail art competition. Ask everyone to paint their nails in different shade and also decorate with sequins and Swarovski crystals. The most colorful pattern gets to win a prize!


A fun way to celebrate Holi is to down those several rounds of golgappas, ragda patties and tikkis. Let your guests forget their diets and those extra kilos for the day, and indulge in this delicious chaat.


Organize a theme party this Holi. Ask your guests to dress up like the superstars of 70’s and you will be rubbing shoulders with Helen and Presley look alike. This will add humor and extra fun to the party!

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Jibbering Gooses

You should get at least a pair and more if you so choose. If you have chosen a breed, it is best to acquire them as goslings. It’s best for a goose to always have a mate. If it does not, you should acquire more geese or even several ducks so your bird will not get lonely and distressed. lifespan Tales abound of geese living up to 80 years of age. We have found that that 20-22 years is more likely for the average domestic goose. Heavy geese have a shorter life span.

Worming geese Geese are relatively easy to keep except for one problem, which can be avoided quite easily. Both ducks and geese can get gizzard worm but geese are far more likely to suffer from its effects and die. So always worm geese when buying or selling them. Do make sure that this is not done twice.

of Embden will eat 12 oz or more. Geese also like greens such as cauliflower trimmings, small amounts of carrots and potatoes, and bread (not more than 10% of the diet). They do have to acquire a taste for new food though; geese tend to eat what their parents ate. Be careful that geese do not get too fat. A good regime is to feed them only morning and evening and to let them graze for most of the day if they have access to clean grass.


Food Large growing goslings of large strains

Health and care The cages should be clean, the water fresh, and the smell shouldn’t be too overpowering. The animals should look relatively clean, healthy, and alert. Stick your hands in the pen. If they react, whether running away or coming closer out of curiosity, this is usually a sign that they are healthy. 36 TULIP MARCH 16-31, 2011

Consider locking your geese at night and letting them out during the day. Be aware that the shelter will be a mess and you will have to do a bit of cleaning. Simply scrape up droppings with a shovel and toss them outside, away from the shelter. Supply clean hay, bedding, or straw, dump waters outside and refill them. Clean food containers if neccessary. Predators include bobcats, coyotes, dogs, and more. It is strongly advised that you do not shoot the predators, as you could accidently shoot a goose, a neighbor’s pet, or a harmless animal. Ads by Google

Out of the box Careers

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By Dipika Pillay

Wondering what exactly is ‘out of the box’? The meaning of the term as agreed by Wikipedia is ‘To think differently, unusually or from a new perspective’. The kind of admiration and respect that a person could command with a Dr or an Engineer tag is still fresh in memories, not to mean that it has dwindled completely even today. However, times have changed and that too for better. Unlike their engineer and doctor parents, second-generation students are following their hearts to venture into a wide variety of unconventional careers. Today youngsters are daring to look ahead of conventional careers to make a mark in the uncommon territories. They are not just raking in moolah but making sure that people follow their footsteps on the roads less traveled by. We know how boring and frustrating it can be to sit in classes all day wondering if you will ever use the stuff you are learning. So here are some cool career options that do not depend much on your academics and are also out of the box. Buck the trend and make it big. Unexplored opportunities are here so get creative! If the door is locked, try a window.

Tea Tasters Tea tasters are essential to any organization which deals with tea, be it a plantation, broking house or a tea marketing company. But unlike history, tea tasting is no longer about simply tasting millions of cups of tea. It is a demanding job today where an aspirant requires developing a quick commercial sense and being in sync with consumer demands. Tasters in any organization are required to perform multiple roles. In a tea marketing company a taster would first test a tea for its quality. They would look for indicators such as quality of the liquor, the size and appearance of the tea leaf and ensure that the tea is free of defects. One of the greatest drawbacks of this industry is that it has only a handful of players and is not expanding as rapidly as some other sectors. This means limited job opportunities for aspirants. But the advantage is that the relatively small size ensures quick recognition and rapid rise.

Fashion, Wildlife or Creative Photographer

Yoga Teacher As a career option, the benefits Yoga offers are multifarious—life long physical and mental health, flexible timings, constant personality growth and its flaring popularity. Thanks to several celebrities including size zero Kareena Kapoor and curvilicious Shilpa Shetty endorsing it, the last decade has put yoga on everyone’s “must learn and do” list. Additionally, because of attractive remuneration, several youngsters are leaving their predictable nine to five jobs in order to become fullfledged yoga experts. You can also become a personal trainer.

Are you the one of those people who’s famous for snapping pictures at parties or who enjoys capturing various shades of life through a lens? If you want to earn a living using your creative side then this is the best option for you. Doesn’t it remind you of Madhavan in the hit movie 3 idiots? A career in photography offers the following options: Photojournalism, Fashion and advertising photography, Nature and wildlife photography, Event photography, Still photography, Marriage Photographer, Travel photography. If you’ve a passion for photography, there’s no reason why you can’t make it your profession. The industry for photographers is changing; it’s no longer considered a menial job. So pick your chance, you never you might make it big one day. MARCH 16-31, 2011 TULIP 37

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ART DIRECTORS and GRAPHIC DESIGNERS The petite nose, chiselled cheekbone, ruby lips, swan-like neck, glittering teeth and lustrous hair. This could be the not so attractive girl-next-door provided she goes to a professional photo retouching artist. Most of us feel ugly and fat looking at fashion magazines, but few spare a thought for the number of hours a graphic designer or an art director has put into to re-create photographs. Perhaps the most attractive aspect of a career in graphic design is the flexibility that it offers you–just as a great design becomes a part of the space it inhabits, so a great designer can make their interests meld seamlessly with their work. There is no dearth of career opportunities in this field. They are required in every newspaper, magazine or advertising agency. Their demand in the electronic media and film industry is going to increase in the coming years. Other job options include joining digital labs or going solo. So if you have a creative bent of mind, interest in photography and knowledge of photo editing software’s, then this is a career worth considering. 38 TULIP MARCH 16-31, 2011

What can we I say about this profession? It starts of as a hobby or a method of self promotion, thanks to the increasing use of technology and down the line in some time it has become Viola- a creative profession. You would not believe the demand for ghost bloggers, business bloggers and news bloggers has shot up big time. Did you know that many well known individuals hire someone else to write their blog, under their own names? That includes your celebrities, actors and you never know even your boss (if he has got one). News companies are always looking for witty, informative and entertaining bloggers. They hire these bloggers on a per article basis or in long-term contracts. You can always become a creative cum whacky content writer who has got mind boggling sense of humour if you have the right chord to strike or you can even start your own blog, which can be monetized to start earning you a monthly commission.

As cities are growing post the geographical borders and turning outskirts into townships, gated communities and integrated villas, the demand for inhabitable space squeezes available green areas. The dispute of making our living and working spaces appealing at the same time environment friendly emerges as a great challenge. Enter landscape architects who make the most of the space they have and turn it into an aesthetically appealing habitat. This involves creating parking areas, pathways and pedestrian as well as vehicular circulation areas, waste-land restoration, mining reclamation, rooftop harvesting, mini herb gardens for the kitchens, sprawling lawns, rain water harvesting and terrace gardens are all part of landscape architecture. This profession is at a nascent stage in India, but with every year there seem to be new opportunities pouring in. As a landscape architect your work is not just limited to designing small gardens, farm houses, malls, resorts, terrace gardens or even doing large scale projects like townships and housing complexes. You can find ready takers in builders, government authorities like DDA, NDMC, CPWD apart from working with architects. To become a landscape architect, you need to do an undergraduate course in architecture, followed by a two-year master’s programme in landscape architecture.

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WEDDING PLANNERS The wedding industry is seasonal, which will come only at the auspicious moments having roots in good astrology and good weather. This is an industry which is going to flourish further. The job of wedding planners is to handle clients from engagement till the time their last wedding guests have left. With global exposure and booming economy, clients want the more unique affairs on their marriage. Today marriage sets are fantasy lands of revolving mandaps, paradise of exclusive flowers, floating jelly candles, ice carvings with snow and remote controlled helicopter showers of marigold drizzles. So, a planner is thus bought out to satisfy all their whims and fantasies. A nonmeticulous list of their job errands includes taking care of the venue and meals for all functions, booking hotel rooms, making invitations, décor, lighting, seating’s and lot more. Their primary responsibility is to architect a stylish wedding for their clients and ensure that the entire arrangement is hassle free for them. To make it big in this field, creativity is a must. But it has its perks. If you are looking for a job that is not the mundane nine to five affair, and high on glamour, then this is the field for you.

E-TUTORING E-tutoring is taking a 360 degree turn. Yes it’s making big waves by providing substantial source of incomes as well as taking the name of the next big thing in the domain of learning and teaching. India is fast emerging as a global online tutoring hub for quality teaching at affordable rates. To become an e-tutor, all you need is a good command over the subject you desire to teach and computer literacy. After the selection, you go through a comprehensive training on online tutoring including technology, pedagogy and communication skills. Growth opportunities include rapid promotions. You can become an information architect, corporate trainer, instructional designer and so on. With a promise of flexibility, satisfactory pay packages, and less work hours, e-tutoring is a career that promises you a chance to make a career, just by sitting at home.

VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMER The video game market has become a multi-billion dollar industry. As this industry continues to grow in popularity, there is an increasing demand for skilled video game designers. And yes, who doesn’t like a career so tempting where you get to design games for Play station, Xbox and the Nintendo Wii B. Someone with good storytelling abilities might opt to become a game writer and compose the actual storyline of the game. An imaginatively-inclined person with an eye for minute details would be well-suited to the graphic design aspect of video game creation. A Bachelor’s degree in Game Development or a related field or four years of programming experience. Knowledge of a wide variety of algorithms, data structures, implementation methodologies and development tools. Apart from a good salary you get a sneak peek at the latest games even before they are released. You also get to travel a lot as you need to be a part of promotional events. MARCH 16-31, 2011 TULIP 39

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JENNIFER KOTWAL talks to Aaliyah Bilgrami about her movies in the south, her attitude towards life and the qualities a man should possess to sweep her off her feet. Where does Jennifer come from? I’ve been born and brought up in Bombay. Studied in an all girls convent ‘Villa Theresa’ and then studied in HR College. I have always been a good student and my parents have always been supportive in whatever I do because of that. Nothing in my life was ever planned. I never thought I would be into movies or even do modelling. Tell us about your venture into modelling and acting? I entered modelling at the age of 15. My first ad campaign was toothpaste commercial. I had gone to cheer up a friend at her audition. They erratically asked me to try out and as luck would have it, I was chosen from 500 girls to do the toothpaste campaign. I’m aware many people still know me as ‘Saloni’ from the teenage TV drama “Just Mohabbat” which I did in high school. I loved to be a part of that show. Every day at shoot was a picnic. I’m glad that a south movie called ‘Jogi’ happened to me at the right time and I’m lucky I got to be a part of one of the biggest hit in the industry. What are you usually like? I enjoy being a ‘Leo’ girl, possess a wicked sense of humour which not everyone comprehends and find any kind of ‘speed’ irresistible. Be it bike, boats or cars. I have at least 6 to 8 cups of tea or coffee each day. I have been to an extravagant wedding in shorts and t shirt (Literally) and i also write poetry. My plans are always subject to last minute change and I enormously hate – Heart-breakers, Violence and Wars What else would you be if you weren’t an actor? Don’t really know but definitely something in the creative line as my mind is buzzing with ideas 24*7 40 TULIP MARCH 16-31, 2011

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The most interesting person you have met so far?

I have worked with all the top heroes in Karnataka movie industry and done ads with Mr. Shahrukh Khan and Mr. Bachchan! I also love Jayaprada Madam and wish she can play my mom in all movies. I was taken back on one of my sets. She is beautiful and one of the most graceful ladies I have ever met. What kind of role do you see yourself doing? I don’t have any kind of dream role. But my favourite actress is Sridevi and I wish I can do a role like she did in ‘Chalbaaz’ , so people can see two sides of me in one movie. The western and a very Indian side to me. How do you find Mumbai? I consider Bangalore and Mumbai to be my two most fav cities. How do you deal with rumours? By clarifying to my habitual loyal fans on Facebook and twitter (If explanation is needed). I’m very clear cut and my fans already know that I don’t belong to the ‘manipulative’ breed of actresses. What u see is what u get. The best compliment you have got? From my kiddie friends. When they say I’m fabulous and fantastic, I believe it. Kids don’t lie. The most rewarding thing about being an actress? That I can touch lives of so many people just by emoting on screen. The ability to make people laugh, cry and dance is overwhelming What are the future projects you are working on?

How difficult is it to have a true friend in cinema?

There is “Prince” (with Darshan) for release and foraying into Tamil industry by March end.

Never thought about that, I’m always myself. Whoever can handle that, can be my friend.

Are you a fitness freak?

Can actresses be friends?

Foodie all the way. I Promise.

Any homemade beauty tip you follow?

Sure. If the two are confident, secure individuals, then definitely YES. But most times, one of them fails to live up to the demands of true friendship and occasional envy may creep in. But two people who are well brought up with healthy mind frames can surely be friends. No doubt.


Have you made any foes? If you have not, how come?

What is your personal style statement?

I usually do my work in Bangalore and bounce back to my home town Bombay. I don’t reside in Bangalore. Guess that’s the secret to being away from any trouble. (Laughs)

Make up products you swear by? Mac and Bobby Brown

My favourite is a beautiful saree. Is there any similarity between your real life and reel life character? The Jogi character is very similar. Pretty talkative!!! The most desirable man in India?

Anything you would like to tell your fans?

The arrogant, self-obsessed and show-off’s put me off.

“It is never too late to reinvent yourself. You can rise from the ashes of even your biggest crashes.” Good morning. Focus. Believe. Achieve. Swig some coffee. Let’s go!!!

What’s your dream guy like?

Is Bollywood Calling?

That’s a tough question but my man has to be confident, ambitious, loyal, fun loving, adoring and intelligent. He has to get along with my friends and family, who are very important to me.

Bollywood, the term is clichéd to begin with, but I always said if the role is good I would even do Spanish or a Chinese movie. Language is not a barrier for me to choose my movies.

Whoever I will date in future will be the most desirable. What turns you on in a man? A man has to be secure, confident, fun-loving and caring. And what turns you off in a man?

Dream date would be? I think it’s a deadly combination. I don’t have pre conceived notions about a perfect date.

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HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH??? Emotionally distressed CHECK sharp rise in binge-drinking CHECK aggressive behaviour CHECK fascination for ‘size zero’ celebrities CHECK severe depression CHECK too reserved CHECK poor self-esteem CHECK celebrity worship CHECK. Does your child have all these symptoms??? Here is a lowdown on increasing teenage problems and solutions on how to curb them.

OVER OBSESSION WITH CELEBRITIES Many teens’ lives are centered on celebrity happenings and scandals. In almost every conversation adolescents have, there is some mention of a popular celebrity’s life. But why are teens so interested in celebrities? Teens want to get famous, they also want it easy, and they want it fast, with no suffering and no sacrifice. The kids want fame in Indian Idol, Dance India Dance or Chote Ustaad, where one day you’re aspiring, the next day you’re discovered. This is why most fantasize about becoming the next Kareena Kapoor not the next Abdul Kalam. Pipe dream or not, those expectations spell big trouble for the culture now and for years to come. Of course, most young people dreaming about red carpets won’t ever walk down one. But their dreams don’t come cheap either. Teenage girls who spend all their time looking at supermodels can no longer appreciate their own beauty, the beauty of an ordinary human body. Make them understand if a celebrity’s life becomes their ideal of what a human life should look like, then they never appreciate the greatness of the human lives around you, including their own.

EXCESSIVE WATCHING OF TELEVISON Television has become so much a part of modern life that it is almost shocking to learn of somebody who does not own a TV or who does not watch any programs on it. Too much television can be detrimental. Children who consistently spend more than 42 TULIP MARCH 16-31, 2011

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(meaning it could be seen as addictive) were twice as likely to develop symptoms of depression during the study. Internet use seemed to have no effect on anxiety symptoms. Internet addiction disorder (IAD), or, more broadly, Internet overuse, problematic computer use or pathological computer use, is excessive computer use that interferes with daily life. These terms avoid the distracting and divisive term addiction and are not limited to any single cause. Teenagers who log at least five hours a day online are one and one half times more likely to become depressed than those who use the web moderately. Some (teens) spend more than 10 hours a day, they are really problematic users and they show signs and symptoms of addictive behavior. Surfing the net is a passive activity which reduces our brains to mush.

4 hours per day watching TV are more likely to be overweight. Kids who view violent acts are more likely to show aggressive behavior but also fear that the world is scary and that something bad will happen to them. TV characters often depict risky behaviors, such as smoking and drinking, and also reinforce gender-role and racial stereotypes. As kids get older, too much screen time can interfere with activities such as being physically active, reading, doing homework, playing with friends, and spending time with family. Of course, television, in moderation, can be a good thing: Preschoolers can get help learning the alphabet on public television. They can learn about wildlife on nature shows, and parents can keep up with current events on the evening news. No doubt about it — TV can be an excellent educator and entertainer but the truth is, while TV has brought a fair amount of entertainment into our lives, it has numerous side effects. It subjects us, for example, to hours of political propaganda and consumerism brainwashing. It can thus instill fear and anxiety into us - TV, could, for example, alert us to possible dangers like viruses or natural disasters, causing unnecessary worry. And it can make us feel inadequate and worthless, too. For example, we may become unhappy that we are not as pretty, or as slim, or as rich as TV personalities, or that we are incomplete because we don’t own the latest electronic gadgets or expensive handbags being advertised. TV time, too, could affect one’s sleep patterns, which is important for good mental and emotional health. It is also a direct cause of junk food feasting and couch potato lifestyles, which in turn translate to sluggish bodies and obesity.

OVERUSE AND ABUSE OF INTERNET Internet ‘addiction’ could fuel depression in teenagers. Teenagers who show signs of being ‘addicted’ to using the internet have double the risk of getting depression, a new study says. The students whose internet use was classed as ‘pathological’

SIMPLE SOLUTIONS Parents should take action if they suspect a teen is too obsessed with themselves and becoming indifferent to school or withdrawing from the family. Turn off the television. Keep a check on their usage of internet. Teach children how to make small sacrifices. Do not buy magazines, journals or newspapers with excessive celebrity news. Encourage your children to become involved with school activities and get involved yourself when it’s appropriate Give kids responsibilities at home or suggest that they find a part time job after school or volunteer their time with others who are less fortunate. Give your teens the freedom to be self-expressive to explore the world around them; but learn to identify the difference between a harmless interest in pop culture figures and an unsound fascination with celebrities. Most importantly, set an example of high character for your kids, without judging or lecturing. The more teens respect their parents, the less likely they are to idolize stars. MARCH 16-31, 2011 TULIP 43

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FUN FOOD IN A JIFFY MINI PIZZAS Ingredients- One bread crust, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and topping of your choice. Method- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread the tomato sauce over. Sprinkle the cheese on top followed by toppings. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place the pizza crusts on the sheet, and bake them in the oven for five to eight minutes. You can choose other toppings such as chicken, vegetables, onions or mushrooms.

FRENCH TOAST Ingredients - Two pieces of bread, one egg, 1/4 cup of milk, 1 tbsp. of butter and three drops of vanilla extract (optional).

CRISPY CHICKEN Ingredients: 4 boneless chicken breasts, 1 cup heavy cream/ yoghurt, 2 tbsp Chicken Masala, 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, 1 tbsp salt, 1 tbsp chilli powder, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, 2tbsp breadcrumbs, Method: Mix all the ingredients and leave it overnight. Grill in at oven for twenty five minutes or simply fry them

Method - In a bowl, mix the eggs, milk and extract. Heat a frying pan on the stove, and put the butter in the pan. Allow it to melt and begin to bubble. Dip each piece of bread in the egg mixture, and then place it in the pan. Cook the bread until both sides are light brown. For a topping, you can use maple syrup, powdered sugar or fresh berries.

STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE Ingredients yogurt, strawberries, ice cubes and vanilla ice cream Method - Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

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Cut two 15-inch squares of fur fabric. Cut the fur from the back, inserting the tip of the scissors under the backing. Cut the backing, not the fur.


Match the squares with the grain of the fabric going in the same direction. With the right sides together, push the fur at the edge of the squares to the inside layered squares. Pin the squares of fur together.

3 Sew a half-inch seam allowance on three sides of the pinned fur squares. 4 Sew the fourth side with a half-inch seam allowance, leaving a 10-inch opening in the middle of the seam. Back stitch both sides of the opening to prevent it from ripping while stuffing with the pillow insert. 5 Clip the bulk from all four corners of the fur pillow squares. 6 Turn the sewn fur pillow squares right side out. Using you fingers, push the corners out so they form sharp points. 7 Stuff the pillow insert into the fur-pillow cover. Work the corners of the insert into the corners of the fur-pillow cover. Add extra stuffing into the corners to better form, and fill them out. 8 Pin the opening of the fur-pillow cover closed. 9 Whip stitch the opening using the carpet thread. Whip stitching the opening closed may seem odd, but because of the bulk of the fur, it gives the best results. It will provide a sturdier closure, and the fur will camouflage the thread. 10 Comb the seams of the fur pillow to pull the fur that is caught in the seams. Fluff and pick the fur in the seams until the seams are no longer noticeable. MARCH 16-31, 2011 TULIP 45





By Saloni Gupta

m the pich an ideal destination. Fro An ideal holiday begins wit c beaches, e dusky deserts and idylli th to ins ta un mo ue sq re tu these Exotic retreats!!! Tulip takes you through

South Africa


f you ever wanted to live the life of a high roller, immerse yourself in the adventurous Safaris of South Africa! This is a wonderful place to visit because of its unique sights. South Africa boasts luxurious beach resorts catering to travelers seeking sun, sand and water sports. It owns scenic beauty of dense forests alive with a paradise of flowers stretching to the incredible resource of flora, fauna and wildlife. Some of the major places to visit in South Africa are Cape Town “the natural beauty with beautiful beaches”, impressive Table Mountain, Kruger National Park which has the best safari experiences, Campus Bay and Victoria Falls. Speaking of activities, it offers leisure time experiencing Deep Sea Diving, Elephant-Back Safaris, White Water Rafting, Hot Air Ballooning, Para Gliding and much more. The list is endless as travellers can have an enthralling time here! South Africa is famous for its delights of food and wine. It’s a shopper’s paradise with malls and markets all around the country. Needless to say this is an ultimate holiday destination.



razil a lovely exotic time Brazil is a country where people truly enjoy life to the fullest. It’s the largest country in South America. When someone hears the word Brazil, one thinks of the great Amazon Rain Forest, fantastic beaches, great Soccer, jungle, Carnival time and much more Samba. Some of the most interesting places to visit in Brazil are; Rio de Janerio, Fernando do Horonha Island, Sao Paula, Brasilia, Pantanal, Arquipelago de Tinhare and many more to visit. It’s a place you will never get bored neither by day nor by night. The major attractions of Brazil are; the big Christ statue, Iguassu falls, Amazon National park, Historical Museums and gorgeous climate of the country, turns out alluring for many people all over the world. The exciting activities like; Windsurfing, Jungle treks, TV. Tower, water rides, Paragliding, River cruises and many to add on… invites you for some family fun and the romantic moods. You will love the taste of Brazilian cuisine, Feijoda and of course coconuts, black beans, rice and much more exotic food for your taste buds. You should never omit tasting the Brazilian drinks, excess of shopping malls and its animated nightlife. Meeting sunrises over the incredible ocean or sea, is a dream of Brazil, an unforgettable holiday vacation. 46 TULIP MARCH 16-31, 2011




amed of its idyllic beaches, massive lagoons and shades of turquoise, Maldives is a true island paradise, located in the Indian Ocean. It has numerous hot spots to explore the natural beauty of sun, sand and blue sea with a warm climate throughout the year. Some of the places to visit in Maldives are natural Ariatool, shrubs and palms at Hithadhoo, Ihuru islands and Male, the capital city with an exotic blend of ethnicity and modern values. Maldives offers some of the most unparallel experiences in blue water beaches where you can indulge in some activities like Parasailing, Scuba-diving, Snorkeling and visiting several Mosques is a must watch out for the travelers. Maldives is undoubtedly the oasis of decadence with exotic spas to relax. The local cuisine of this place revolves around fish and rice with some fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. Singapore Bazaar is the best place to shop there. By the end of the holiday you may even find yourself wishing for the carpets to fly.



h! Hawaii… Hear the word, now say it loud. That’s Hawaii’s fresh breeze and exotica at your feet and in your senses. This is a beautiful island with floral air, warm tranquil water and natural beauty that will entice any traveler. Hawaii is a vacation paradise with six main islands to visit. Island Kaurai is the wettest spot on earth, Island Oahu, Island of Molokai which has the most resident island, Island of Lanoi, called the Garden of Gods, Islands of Maui with endless beaches and Hawaii’s big island. The greatest treasures of Hawaii are its activities like the Exotic Spas, Sunset Cruise, Parasailing, Jetsking, Kayaking, Whale watching and more to its list of adventures. Along with the delicately flavoured cuisines it also includes a blend of seasonal fruits like strawberries, raspberries and coconuts. Shopping is throughout the land with small markets to malls. Nothing can say ‘I Love You’ than a romantic vacation in Hawaii.



ne of the most beautiful holiday destinations in NewZealand is Queenstown. It’s a natural theme park and the home of adventure. Its breathtaking beauty changes with season. Queenstown is a cosmopolitan haven, offering a limitless adventure and fantastic alpine scenery. The major attractions of this place are; Skipper’s Canyon, Skyline Gondala, Arrowtown, Coronet peak, Mount Cook, Fiordland National park and many more to explore its stunning sceneries. Queenstown is a perfect destination for family fun which brings the kids together. It’s a number one Skiing destination with many more thrilling activities like Bunjy Jumping, Paragliding, Jet boats, Hot-air ballooning, Sky diving and lots more to your heart’s content. It has amazing Bird parks and is truly a very romantic place which can recreate more love around. You will find delicious food with all cuisines and a mixture of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Queenstown is a night owl’s paradise with a lively nightlife, theatres, extreme casinos and tempting wineries. Immerse yourself in the pure waters and fresh breeze in air. It’s a holiday to cherish forever. MARCH 16-31, 2011 TULIP 47


A Piece of Italy! By Saloni Gupta

Satiate your appe tite for good food as you tantalize your taste buds in a lively ambience of TESTA ROSSA. There is a fabulous life here for everybody. The ambience is very elegant with red and white hues. The décor includes artifacts with an Italian touch and the couches that give the place a feel of lively warmth. Its the perfect place to just relax with a cuppa and a quie t evening!

Getting Started Top the lip of your hunger with the power of Greek Salad, Chicken Pesto Salad with a variety of sauces, creamy Panini’s with mozzarella, Steak’n’Slice with mushroom and pepper sauce, and the cheesy barbeque pizza’s. The cafe entices you towards with a truly Italian taste and style. Bond with your friends over a hookah in the lawns, go head to head with them at the snooker table or play playstation in the gaming area.

Savour Your Taste Buds Sip on one of the many flavors. There are hot chocolates with chocolate so tastefully rich. There’s Tiglio Tickles tea with a dash of lime that will soothe frazzled nerves. Mochaccino is the ultimate treat of some chocolate with traditional cappuccino and Frappe Dive with the coffee in ice. In the dessert bank there’s Tres Leches consisting of a creamy caramel filling cake and the Classic Brownie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate fudge. If you are an ice cream lover then Ricco Ferrero with dark chocolate ice cream is your call. Many more surprises and desserts will take you all the way!

“Testa Rossa is named after a Ferrari car because we love cars too much. It’s a great new café in the town to tempt you all out there and make your senses dance to a new design.” say the proprietors, Arjun, Asif & Amith 48 TULIP MARCH 16-31, 2011

Specialities The signature items here are the Classic Penne Pasta, chilled Cremosito’s, refreshing Pepper Puzzle, digestive Finocchio, a sizzling hot cappuccino and the rich chocolaty Coco Designs. Other things on the menu include chocolate cookies, pancakes, variety of hot and cold beverages, creamy pastas, sandwiches, croissants and much more to relish!

Tulip Take Hidden amongst the foliage of Jubilee Hills, it’s a place to chill out, get ready and zoom away your senses to a slice of Italy!


Rim Black Berry Presenter BlackBerry Smartphone accessory that gives mobile professionals and management teams the tool they need to deliver presentations successfully! BlackBerryŽ Presenter enables users to wirelessly present Microsoft PowerPoint files directly from their BlackBerry Smartphone’s. BlackBerry Presenter helps simplify the presentation experience by allowing professionals to lighten their travel load and leave their laptops back at the office. As many of you have already noticed that micro and mini projectors will be available soon. Manufactures like 3M, Micro vision and other. Thank God this handy 3.4-inch x 2.4-inch boxlike accessory is designed, so that it can be used with BlackBerry smart phones. It is very simple in use. What you have to do is that, simply connect it with a projector or monitor and you can use Bluetooth connectivity in order to display Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 and 2007 slides directly from your handset. You can pause images, set slides to automatically swap at prearranged intervals and in this way you can enjoy the benefit of accurate reproductions with most visual and animated effects.

Apple Ipad 2 Congratulations to everyone finally iPad 2 has been launched. Apple has unveiled new iPad 2 device with cool new features. There are changes in the physical form factor with iPad2 being thinner and lighter than Ipad 1. With OS software update, there are new things you can try on iPad 2 device. New iPad 2 has cameras with faster processor for superior graphics. Faster - Ipad 2 is faster device with new chip called A5, dual core processor and upto 9x faster graphics. Thinner - It is 33% thinner from 13.4mm to 8.8mm, even thinner than Apple iPhone 4 device. Colors - iPad 2 is available in 2 color options: white and black. Cameras - Take pictures and perform video chat with 2 cameras on iPad 2 device. Magnetic Cover - New iPad 2 has magnetic cover for the screen. Besides protecting the screen, it automatically cleans iPad 2 screen surface. India is not included in the list of countries where iPad 2 will be available through official channels after March 25, 2011. India is a big market for tablets but still Apple is avoiding the initial launch here, but still you can buy iPad 2 in India using other channels and sources. Apart from the well known channel i.e. friends or relatives living in United States you can try few options here in India as well. But sooner or later it will be launched officially in India.

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Rock on

Khadija & Hashim

Nawab Mehdi & Nawab Ali



Wedding Vows

Mobina & Tehzeeba

Moghny Khan

Farhat & Sameera


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The wedding of Nawab Mehdi’s daughter Khadija with Hashim was a grand affair held at imperial garden. A lot of our P3P’s were seen dressed up in traditional Indian wear. Ladies were seen discussing jewellery over food. The bride looked lovely in traditional khada dupatta and the groom was no less in white sherwani. The spotted among all were Suchita and Sandeep Ahuja, Rashid khan, hamed and wajid and many others.





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C M Kiran Kumar Reddy with groom


Minister Ahmadullah & Kaleemuddin


Tourism Minister Geeta Reddy & Ansar Bilgrami

Esam Bilgrami & Commissioner A K Khan

D G. Arvind Rao

The nikah of Minister Alhaj Mohammed Ahamadullah’s son Haji Mohammed Ashrafullah with Firdose was a splendid event where all the politicians, stars, socialities and VIP’s were present to celebrate the joyous occasion and bless the newly-weds. It was a very memorable wedding. The presence of Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, MP Anjan Kumar Yadav and Commissioner AK Khan among the others added more attraction to the wedding. Spotted at the occasion were Sabita Indra Reddy, Gopichand, Hasnain Saberi, N.Rajyalakshmi and many more celebrities.

Faraz & Saif

Home Minister Sabita Indra Reddy

MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi




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Tarun & Anshul


Happy couple

Karthika with friend

Parties @ B&C, 10d, Liquids, touch & spoil The party panorama was thrilling this weekend with regular crowd and some new faces were seen having a brilliant time burning up the dance floor to the enthralling tracks played by the DJ. The party rockers were spotted unwinding themselves, catching up with friends and chilling over cocktails by the bar till late into the night. Rohit Sukeja was seen celebrating his 24th birthday grandly with friends and family.

Mayuri & Charu






Revanth Reddy

Vardhika & Gowtham


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Srilekha & Aryan





Rahena & Rinku

Harsha & Shruti



Upasana with friend

Piya & Shailu Reddy

Raj & Swetha

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Rohit & Kavya

Ashwin Reddy

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Chiranjeevi, wife Surekha & son Charan

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The Allu Arjun and Sneha Reddy wedding was the grandest affair to be remembered in town. It was a glitzy wedding with celebrities, politicians and all overjoyed fans making a beeline at the venue Hitex. It was a very glittering wedding with beautiful dÊcor of lights all over. The ceremony was conducted in the traditional style. The occasion had all those nitty-gritty that an Indian mega-wedding should have. The newly-weds looked wonderful on the big day. The guests looked elegant and blessed the couple. Among the politicians who blessed them were Governor Narsimhan, Kiran Kumar Reddy, Chief Minister and many more that graced the occasion. Among the film fraternity there were the families of Chiranjeevi, BalaKrishna, Mohan Babu, Venkatesh, Daggupati’s, Mahesh Babu, Sarwanand, Rana, Tollywood directors, Navdeep, Sonal Chauhan, Nagarjuna and Krishnam Raju.


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New Dessert Menu at Deli 9 Every Day till April 2nd Deli 9 has a New Dessert Menu, set to make your mouth water, with a unique range of mini desserts to help you watch that wallet as well as waist line!!! Contact- 65506662 World Cup 2011 at Hard Rock Cafe Every Day till April 2nd The biggest games every day live on a big screen, with the perfect ambience and unlimited liquor, plus select appetizers/starters @ Rs.999 (exclusive of taxes). Contact- 44767900 60 TULIP MARCH 16-31, 2011

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Tarot Reading by Suhasini (March 21 - April 20) - (Ambitious and Creative) This month the tarot card “The Star” signifies that “Beauty” is most apparent for you. Be happy, satisfied and learn to appreciate and amplify your natural attractiveness by positivity. Spend time in meaningful ways that will make you glow with “attractiveness” of a truly happy person says the tarot card “The Queen of cups”. Wear pink colour for good luck. Your lucky number is 8.


Karmic Tip – Beauty is the magnetic aura that captures the heart called ‘Love’.

(April 21 - May 21) - (Loving and Full of Wisdom) This month the tarot card “The Chariot” signifies that fairies are holding a mirror for you, so that you can see and admit the truth about your worries. Don’t think there is no choice for your life, but listen to your conscience. So listen to your conscience to get in touch with your deepest feelings towards fairies says the tarot card “The World”. Wear brown colour for good luck. Your lucky number is 6.


Karmic Tip – Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.

(May 22 - June 21) - (Double Thing Happening) This month the tarot card “The judgment” confirms “follow your dreams” and meditate on your heart’s desire. Rearrange your schedule so that you can spend time in ways that are truly meaningful to you. The most important is that you should invest time and energy in things which make you happy says the tarot card “The Moon”. Wear yellow for good luck. Your lucky number is 5.


Karmic Tip – Remember You cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

(June 22 - July 22) - (Power of Love Symbolizes Life) This month the tarot card “The Hierophant” signify the “moving signal” where happy outcome is assured. Release any anxiety and feel secure that everything is resolved in the end. Misunderstandings are forgiven and mistakes are forgotten. Stop worrying about the future. This way joy renews your faith says the tarot card “The high priestess”. Wear red for good luck. Your lucky number is 7.


Karmic Tip – Everything is in divine so learn to hear and understand the inner voice of spirit (Atma) conscience.

(July 23 - Aug. 23) - , (Divinity and Humility) This month the tarot card “The wheel of fortune” indicates that heaven needs the light workers of the world including you. So try to realize and utilize their power. Realize to keep your self – esteem high by honouring yourself and taking care of your physical and emotional needs. Also self work on your dreams and aspirations says the tarot card “The emperor”. Wear orange for good luck. Your lucky number is 11.


Karmic Tip – Experience and express your true power (conscience).

(Aug. 24 - Sep. 23) - (Knowledge and Understanding) This month 2011 tarot card “The Magician” confirms that you should develop a ‘kindness habit’ in all your thoughts and deeds towards yourself i.e., business or job, people and other environments. Watch the rewards that come through a deep sense of inner feeling says the tarot card “The two of wands”. Wear orange for good luck. Your lucky number is 18.


Karmic Tip – Kindness is the best medicine for healing their life

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(Sep. 24 - Oct. 23) - (Unfolding of Live Leads to Unity) This month the tarot card “The empress” confirms that laughter will help you to see a life from a new perspective so that you can receive creative insights and solutions so learn to leave too much seriousness (Poison that kills) says the tarot card “The fool”. Wear yellow for good luck. Your lucky number is 9.


Karmic Tip – It is not “what” you see, it is “how” you see that matters.

(Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) - (Any kind of Force is in dual aspect) This month 2011 the tarot card “The world” confirms that “letting go” that you aren’t receiving positive results because you are struggling too much to solve the problem by “letting go” you are opening yourself up to a miraculous resolution Heaven. (Positive thoughts) is able to intervene on your behalf says the tarot card “The Chariot”. Wear blue Colour are good luck. Lucky Number is 5.


Karmic Tip: Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

(Nov. 23 - Dec. 21) - (Idealism and Noble Aspirations) This month the tarot card “The Hanged Man” confirms “New location” as your place of employment is changing. You could be on the crisp of finding a new job or your current employer may transfer you to a new location or promises you to a different office. This is a change for the better that will bring great improvements into your life. It is wonderful and comfortable environment says the tarot card “The bondage”. Wear red for good Luck. Your Lucky Number is 3.


Karmic Tip – Life is a like a mirror smile at it.

(Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) - (Numerous Goals to be Conquered) This month 2011 the tarot card “The Star” signals that a new family member is coming into your life. It could also signify the return of a family member with whom you have lost contact. The changes come to you on heaven’s wings with full of peace and enjoyment (compassion and love) says the tarot card “The seven of pentacles”. Wear burgundy colour is good luck. Your lucky number is 11.


Karmic Tip – Life is an echo, give the best and get a great deal back.

(Jan. 21 - Feb. 18) - (Promotion of Communication) This month 2011 the tarot card “The Temperance” confirms that “forgiveness’ deals for you. Anger when stored in mind and body is harmful for health so try to flush yourself of these toxic emotions – for your own sake in order restore your mind and body to a peaceful state through the process of “forgiveness” says the tarot card “Six of pentacles”. Wear Brown colour for good luck. Your lucky number is 21.


Karmic Tip – Anything you conceive and believe, if can achieve it.

(Feb. 19 - March. 20) - (Struggle Leads to Success) This month 2011 the tarot card says “The devil” confirms “Exercise is the key” for you. You have a message from angel of heaven that activeness is the key component in your health and healing. Your consistent workout routine seems unfeasible because of schedules health, finances or other apparent blocks that is why “exercise schedules” strength you body and reduce stress level (i.e., weight management is healthful) says the tarot card “The Ace of wands”. Wear green colour for good luck. Your lucky number is 8.


Karmic Tip – Health is wealth. MARCH 16-31, 2011 TULIP 63

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