HYDERABAD LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE
Panjagutta, Hyderabad JULY, 2011
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CONTENTS July, 2011
44. Cover Story
18 Tinsel Town
44 Tulip Special
54 Campus Buzz
Hollywood, Bollywood, Tollywood and Sports Take a sneak peek on whatâ€™s happening in town
A Day From Her Diary, Movie and Books Reviews, Art, Pets Spiritual Destination - Bali Glamour tips from Shanaz Husain Back & Hip Exercises
Best Properties within Hyderabad & Interiors Chit Chat with Gul Panag, 10 ways to make him feel special & Be Yourself! College Life - The bad and good things about it! Easy to make - Indian Recipes Bonding between Reema, Rakhee & Shalini Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, Rolls Royce - Black Ruby & Hyosung ST 7 & GT 650R
FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK Whew, what a month, as we worked on this yet another marvelous issue! Being in constant communication with whomsoever reading Tulip is what we look forward to, as nothing else gives me more satisfaction than people appreciating what we publish in the magazine. Early onset of Monsoons! Typical of Hyderabad, yet there is something about the rains which makes us happy all the time. Smell of the sand following the rain, enjoying a cup of hot coffee with friends, going for a long drive with that someone special or playing Football, the season is closely connected to our lives. It even makes you feel like dancing! The cover story features former Miss India Universe, Gul Panag talking about her professional and personal lives and what she loves to do beyond acting. Every traveler dreams to visit Bali once in lifetime - be it for the beaches, the number of temples or experiencing various cultures there. Therefore, the focus on Expedition is this divine destination. We also show a cinematic history of the Dream Girl of Bollywood – Hema Malini, her major blockbusters, felicitations and recognitions she achieved in her life so far, as an actress and as a classical dance artist. Lona Logan talks about her life in Australia, how much she enjoys being a part of Hyderabad now and her passion towards photography, in A Day From Her Diary. Restful at home while it’s raining hard outside and reading a novel within cozy, warm ambience is another activity we love to do. Therefore, we give you the list of best-sellers like – Sisterhood Everlasting (from Ann Brashares) and others, which are sure to make you feel good, just being at home.
Three things I have learnt from this issue Nothing is more precious than sharing a wonderful relationship with the loved ones. Significance of ancient art – Romanticism and how the epoch had an impingement on the following future. Importance of being fit by sustaining a healthy lifestyle.
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THE SPIRIT OF PUNJAB, MAKKHAN MAAR KE! Punjabi Rasoi - From 8th to 23rd July, 2011
Courtyard by Marriott Hyderabad dishes up a lavish Punjabi cuisine spread replete with Tandoori Chicken, Sarson da Saag and other evergreen favorites. Delight in the authentic flavors and aromas, fun and frolic, Punjab da style!
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Dakshin Combos @ Dakshin - July 1st – 10th, 19:30 – 23:40 Presenting traditional combinations that form a feast of the senses, from Iddiappams with Vada curry to Veechu Parothas with chicken curry, discover the delectable flavours of our duos. ITC Kakatiya Ph No. 40081801
Burgers and Steaks @ Melange Till July 5th, 19:00–23:00 Ring in this monsoon with the best of Burgers and Steaks, with unique combinations and authenticity by well-known chefs at Mélange, a restaurant which serves a la carte, during lunch and dinner. Experience it! The Golkonda Hyderabad Ph No. 66110101
Exciting Weekends @ Novotel Hyderabad Airport This secluded retreat, where architecture echoes beauty, is also perfect for those who want to getaway on weekends from the hustle bustle of the city. Packages also include usage of sports Complex, Spa and Gymnasium. Novotel Hyderabad Airport Ph No. 66250000
Liquid Buffet @ Underdeck Till July 3rd, 18:00 – 23:00 Enjoy unlimited Indian manufactured foreign liquors along with buffet and snacks for just Rs. 999/-. Taj Banjara Ph No. 66669999
Absolute Aces @ Syn Till July 10th, 19:30 – 00:30
A long, fun filled pitcher festival! Jar-o-Syn gets Synful with Caipiroskas, Cosmos and Vodkatinis, only at Rs.1500/-. Taj Deccan Ph No. 66663939
Daawat-E-Biryani @ Deccan Pavilion July 15th–24th, 19:30 – 23:30 Biryani is synonymous with the rich and redolent era of the Nawabs. Relish the pleasures of myriad nuances like Hyderabadi, Awadhi, Mahi Mussalum and Noor Mahali biryanis amongst others in the expansive buffet. ITC Kakatiya Ph No. 40081801
Punjabi Rasoi July 8th – 26th , 19:00 – 23:00
From the indulgent Rasoi to our very own kitchen, the chefs are all set to take you on a gastronomic journey to Punjab. Momo Café, Marriott Hyderabad Ph No. 27522226
Street Food Festival @ Spice Junxion July 15th - 24th
Relish the mouth-watering, delicious street food dishes like various types of puris and cutlets, sandwiches, Golas and many more, which are all made under 5-star ambience. Taj Deccan Ph No. 66663939
Bar Buffet @ Dublin Through July, 20:00 – 23:00
The Bar Buffet is sure to create a splash! Refill your spirits as many times as you like from Dublin’s range of exquisite selection of beverages. ITC Kakatiya Ph No. 40081950
Watch Fest @Lifestyle Through July
Avail great offers from the best brands of watches, across the world. Lifestyle Ph No. 23410014
Food festivals, upcoming events and what’s new in Yum-Cha Platter Lunch Buffet Club Music @ @ Golden Dragon Weekdays, town. All this 24 Every Sunday, 11:30 – 25 12:00 – 15:00 26 Underdeck Every Tuesday, 14:30 - 23:45 and lots more. The restaurant offers authentic Chi- Now you can eat all you can, DJ Amit will20:00 entertain the crowd nese cuisine. The platter is a nonat News Café with their newly with the best of Hip-Hop, BollyYour guide stop buffet which choices of veglaunched lunch buffet @ Rs.295/- wood, Lounge and House music. etarian and non-vegetarian starters, (with a complimentary beer or a Taj Banjara, dim-sums, types of Noodles, Rice soft drink). to the city Ph No. 66669999 dishes, desserts and more. News Cafe Taj Krishna, Ph No. 40101234 happenings! Ph No. 66662323 12 JUNE, 2011
Big Deli Burger @ Daily Treats Till July 4th, 11:00 – 22:00 Bulk Pack 2011 will have exhibitors The burgers range from veggies across all segments including Rigid to chicken to barbeque and every Metal, Plastic & Fibre Containers; filling you can dream of! Burger Bag- in- Box & Flexible Woven Sacks, lovers will have a good time with Leno Bags, Wrapping Fabric and a selection of both traditional and Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBC). gourmet burgers. HITEX Exhibition Centre Westin Hyderabad Mindspace Ph No. 23112121 Ph No. 66667777
Reebok Sale Till July 15th, 10:30 – 21:00
Get flat 40% off on apparel, footwear, sportswear and up to 20% off on accessories and perfumes. Reebok Store Ph No. 23350725
How To Make A Book With Steidl July 7th, 18:30 Directed by Jorg Adolph and Gereon Wetzel the movie shows Publisher Gerhard Steidl at work and on journeys to artists and writers, making books as an art and a passion, in a sensuous documentary. Oxford Book Store, The Park Ph. No. 23456789
Martini Festival Through July Bartenders have designed a menu, which suits to the taste and palate of Kalakriti Art Gallery in association every genre – which can be from with Chitramayee State Gallery a classical martinis to refreshing presents - Recent and Retrospective, a painting exhibition from 100 fruit flavors martini or martini made from various flavors and famous artists. concoctions. Chitramayee State Gallery Ista Hyderabad Ph No. 23113308 Ph No. 44508888
Shuvaprasanna July 8th – 17th , 11:00 – 19:00
Lunch Buffet @ Clove Through July, 12:00, 15:00
10 types of salads, one veg. and one non veg. starter and soup, 2 non veg. curries, Biryanis and Noodles, apart from South Indian cuisine and 5 types of desserts. The Platinum Ph No. 44116666 Shrishti Exhibition Till August 14th, 11:00 - 19:00 The exhibition of paintings, sculptures and graphics will highlight the works of young talented artists and constitute a portal through which to be seen by a numerous public, in the heart of the city. Shrishti Art Gallery Ph No. 65526443
Bulk Pack 2011 July 1st – 4th , 11:00 – 19:00
Travel and Tourism Fair – 2011 8th – 10th , 11:00 – 18:00 TTF is India’s leading exhibition for the travel and tourism industry. With more than 1500 Exhibitors from 61 countries and 35 Indian States / UTs, TTF is the largest network of Travel Shows in India. HITEX Exhibition Centre Ph No. 23112121
The Life of Birds : Movie screening July 15th, 18:00 onwards
Birds manage to survive in the most hostile environments on Earth, from the hottest deserts to the most barren, frigid polar zones, even in the newest of all habitats – human cities. Goethe-Zentrum Ph No.65526443 Ensemble C’est Trop : Movie screening July 22nd, 18:30 - 20:00 Clementine and Sebastien are already very busy working parents while Marie-France, Sebastien’s mother decides to settle down with them since she had broken with her husband, Henri for cheating with another woman. Prasad Film Lab Ph No. 27700734
Mango Fiesta @ Pavilion Till July 31st, 19:00 - 23:00 This summer, get that refreshing feel with a range of mouth watering mango desserts. Quality Inn Pearl Ph No. 44661818
BYOE (Bring Your Own Extinguisher) @ Arena July 22nd - 31st Monsoon special mouth-watering sizzlers. Make your own sizzler from a choice of meats, veggies and toppings. Taj Deccan Ph No.66663939
Karaoke Nights @ Xtreme Every Friday 20:00 - 23:45 Choose from more than 28,000 songs of every genre and sing along with KJ Zeke Lawrence. Xtreme Sports Bar Ph No. 64586166
Besopke July 9th and 10th, 11:00 - 20:00
Renowned international jewellery designer, Roopa Vohra will display her latest collection on jewellery. Taj Krishna Ph No. 66662323
Spring Summer Collection 2011 11:00 - 21:00 Spread sunshine this summer with Westside! Work the trends of the season and be the epitome of cool this summer! Drape yourself with elegant blouson silhouettes and soft chiffon for balmy evenings out in the maxi dresses and many more. Westside Ph No. 66666001
Po10tial July 18th – 31st, 11:00 – 19:00
A group show from printmakers – Akshay Anand, Durga Rao, Krishna Reddy, Manohar Rao, Vijay Durga and others, will display their artistic skills. Kalakriti Art Gallery Ph No. 66564466 Express Lunch @ La Cantina Weekdays, 12:00 – 15:00 The pizza / Pasta express lunch at this exclusive and the only authentic Mexican restaurant in town. Soups, Salads, Garlic breads, choice of Pizzas and Pastas, Desserts and Cocktails on the menu.
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IT’S A BOY FOR OSCAR WINNER Natalie Portman is mom now..
H O L L Y W O O D
he had not revealed the baby son’s name yet, but Natalie Portman is now officially a mommy. It’s been quite a whirlwind for her, who made her biggest splash yet in Hollywood last year. The 2010 Best Actress Oscar winner and fiancé, Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied are now parents, seven months after announcing Portman was pregnant and that they were getting engaged. The two met while filming this ballet drama. This baby is the first child for the couple. The 30-year young who is known for being tight lipped about her private life, expressed publicly about her pregnancy and engagement in short sentences of joy - ‘I have always kept my private life private, but I will say that I am indescribably happy and feel very grateful to have this experience.’ She had stuck to traditions when it came to baby’s birth. She also stated, she’d be out of public eye for a while, until she makes a comeback for her future projects. Portman also revealed that she was overwhelmed by the support she received from family and friends for her upcoming comedy flick - ‘No Strings Attached.’
JOLIE AND UN OFFICIALS Visit migrants from Africa
ngelina Jolie travelled to the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa on Sunday and thanked the residents for welcoming in the estimated 20,000 migrants who arrived after fleeing unrest in Tunisia and Libya. Jolie, a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, toured a migrant holding centre, chatted with a few refugees and then participated in a ceremony at Lampedusa’s memorial for migrants lost at sea as part of commemorations for World Refugee Day. Jolie quoted - ‘You cannot imagine what you represented to all those people this year who were looking desperately for help.’ She thanked the residents who gathered for the ceremony for welcoming the migrants in and asked them to consider how bad their lives must have been, that they would risk everything for the chance of a better life in Europe. ‘It is very hard to imagine looking out at this beautiful sea, how many people have risked their lives and how many people have risked their children’s lives and so many of them have lost their lives at sea,’ she said. Pope Benedict XVI and U.N. refugee Chief Antonio Guterres have also urged European nations to continue keeping the doors open to refugees.
THE HANGOVER II
Biggest R-rated comedy ever!
t was one of the most anticipated sequels of the summer. The Hangover II grew its worldwide box office total to $488.7 million, surpassing the $467.5 million earned by the original film to become the biggest R-rated comedy of all time. The big surprise is the film’s international performance. By no means, the movie is close to being finished and still has Spain and Japan yet to open. And domestically, it’s still high up on the top 10 chart. This flick is the biggest 3-day weekend comedy debut ever, beating The Simpsons Movie’s $74M. And it shattered all R-rated comedy records, both weekend and even first week numbers for Sex And The City.
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SHAH RUKH KHAN
Thanking Kareena Kapoor
ollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan has showered praises on his big budget sci-fi action take - ‘Ra.One’ co-star Kareena Kapoor for her hard work and sincerity in completing the shooting on time. ‘Finished the last few bits and pieces of ‘RA.One’ with Kareena. Want to thank her for working so hard and fast. She was such a sport. Hope we haven’t tanned her too much in the hot sun,’ Shah Rukh posted on his Twitter page. The actors were busy shooting portions of the film in Hyderabad. Ra.One is a much-awaited superhero film, in which Kareena plays Shah Rukh’s love interest. The movie is set for release on Diwali. Made on a budget of around Rs. 150 crore, the movie also stars Arjun Rampal.
B O L L Y W O O D
Credits Salman for success
ctress Beena Kak’s daughter Amrita, who is riding high on success with chartbusters like Character Dheela from - Ready gives credit to Salman Khan for making her a saleable name in Bollywood. She said – ‘Salman has been inspiring. I never thought about becoming a professional singer. I used to learn music in school like everybody does. I was studying at St. Xaviers in Mumbai and was not very serious. But Salman has got me on track, guided me from time to time, encouraged me to come out of my shell and whatever I am today - the credit goes to him completely for making me a saleable name. When he noticed that I like to sing and have a voice which could be moulded, he introduced me to Sajid-Wajid so that I could polish my skills. I started doing regular rehearsals ever since and there was no looking back for me.’ She is now happy to be a part of the music industry.
Hrithik learns sign language
e never seems to stop impressing his fans! Hrithik has once again impressed us all by learning the art of sign language to aid his communication with a few hearing impaired participants of the reality show, Just Dance. This is his debut appearance on Indian television. It has been heard that he has recently undertaken private classes in sign language to help him start off, despite his busy schedule with the shooting of Agneepath. The buzz is that the actor came across a 21year old contestant, who’s mother was deaf and mute. Hrithik was so touched by the boy’s story that he sought the help of a sign language teacher to convey his feelings of respect to the mother. The incident apparently reduced everyone on the sets, to tears. It is also heard that Hrithik sent a recorded video to a deaf girl who auditioned in London, being extremely impressed by her performance.
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T O L L Y W O O D
ajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Bollywood blockbuster - 3 Idiots broke all the records at the office by having the highest gross rate. And we are well aware of the buzz going on about the Telugu-remake of this comedy flick. News is being circulated that Pawan kalyan, Siddarth and Allari Naresh will be the leads in this version (Ranchordas Chachhad, Farhan Qureshi and Raju Rastogi respectively). It is also known that Geetha Arts is making this movie under star-producer Allu Arvind’s supervision. The hunt for the heroines opposite the three stars is going on. Also, Suriya is said to be the one playing the same role in the Tamil version. Well, we really have to wait to see that the Telugu version has, in its purse.
With Isha and Sonakshi
he apprehension over who would be the second women in Kamal Hassan’s Viswaroopam is finally cleared. A fine dancer and a Kalaripayattu expert, Isha Sharvani would play second fiddle to Sonakshi Sinha in this film. This movie is trilingual and directed by Kamal Haasan himself. It was earlier rumored that Shriya Saran would be playing the second heroine role in it. However, she later confirmed that she is not a part of the project. Looks like Kamal Hassan chose the Kisna girl over Shriya Saran. With Bollywood glam dolls Isha and Sonakshi, the movie ought to get a heavy response. Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy will compose the tunes for this movie and will be produced by Telefoto Films.
JR. NTR’S NEXT
Project Story leaked
r NTR’s upcoming movie tentatively titled Oosaravelli’s shooting is progressing in Hyderabad. The latest news related to the project is that the story is leaked and this is making rounds on internet. But nobody is really sure whether it is the actual story or a fake one. Jr NTR plays a software professional who works in a reputed software company. He romances the heroine who works in the same company. Tamanna is playing female lead role in this film. Jr NTR has a very sensitive character - he is shy, timid and does not affirm violence until a villain takes an entry and the story changes to a different aspect altogether where NTR is also said to get disabled. Well, we really should wait for the movie to get released and see which of this is true. This film is slated for release in August and one has to say that it is too early to start the promotion activities for this movie.
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Youngest US Open Champion
orthern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy completed a remarkable four days to clinch his first major title with an eight-shot victory in the US Open. He became the youngest US Open champion since Bobby Jones in 1923 and the youngest major winner since Tiger Woods triumphed at the Masters in 1997. The 22-year-old broke a host of scoring records and shot a final-round 69 to end 16 under par at Congressional. He said – ‘The whole week has been incredible. I could not have asked for any more and I am so happy to hold this trophy.’ McIlroy banished memories of his Masters meltdown, when he blew a four-shot lead going into the final day and marched to a first major title at his 10th attempt as a professional.
Hudson Inspires Braves’ Win
S P O R T S
tlanta Braves’ pitcher Tim Hudson shut out the Toronto Blue Jays for more than eight innings and drove in the only runs of a 2-0 Interleague win. The right-hander allowed just two hits and retired 20 batters to ensure his two-run homer in the seventh inning would win the game for the Braves, second in the National League East. Carlos Zambrano had suffered a dismal start on the same ground last year, giving up four runs before his resulting tirade in the dug-out led to a three-game ban and anger management classes, but tonight he struck out five in eight innings and Starlin Castro and Carlos Pena homered in a four-run sixth inning for the Cubs. The Milwaukee Brewers, top of the National League Central, were beaten 8-4 by the Tampa Bay Rays, for whom Evan Longoria struck a three-run homer in the eighth innings. A three-run homer by Jason Giambi in a six-run fifth inning helped the Colorado Rockies to an 8-7 win over the American League Central leading Cleveland Indians. Giambi’s blow scored Todd Helton and Troy Tulowitzki, the latter having hit a two-out, two RBI double immediately beforehand, as the Rockies turned the game on its head.
Ballack declines German swansong
x-Germany captain Michael Ballack will not be making a farewell appearance for his country after dismissing Joachim Low’s offer of a swansong as a farce. Low has opted to move on from the 34-year-old playmaker but raised the possibility of giving him a send off in next month’s friendly against Brazil. The former Chelsea and Bayern Munich man, now with Bayer Leverkusen, was not impressed by that idea though. He said - ‘The style and content of [Low’s] statement are unfortunately exactly the way he has treated me since my serious injury last summer. To call a friendly match that was arranged long ago a farewell match is a farce in my opinion. I know I owe my fans this match but I cannot accept the offer.’ DFB general secretary Wolfgang Niersbach said - ‘I have absolutely no understanding, let alone him saying it’s a ‘hypocrisy’ or a ‘farce’. In my view, all the conversations we have had with him have been fair and just. Michael should have contacted us on how to proceed. However, this did not happen so we decided to give a press release out because it was overdue really.’
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WOMAN’S WORLD Store Inauguration Tollywood actress Tamannah Bhatia inaugurated the mall of Woman’s World. From sparking diamonds and resplendent Kanjivarams to befitted footwear, Woman’s World would be a journey worth embarking upon and a place to keep coming back to discover more. For everything a woman looks for in an elaborate wedding, a special occasion or for a vivid moment, there is a range to match covering traditional, western and contemporary chic.
Womens World Showroom
Prem Kumar & Raviteja
CALANTHA - 2011 Glamour and Bling!
Laxmi Manchu & Ajitha Reddy
Dr. Raghuram(r) with wife
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Calantha held at the Novotel Hyderabad, saw crème de la crème in attendance with models sashaying in ensembles which exuded imagination and originality. The eminent panel of judges included – Asmita Marwa, Shaheen Abbas and many more. The show had an eclectic mix of color cornucopia which dazzled the crowd. The collection ‘Popsicles’ presented by the fashionistas had an air of impish innocence. The warp and weft collection transposed the paintings of tribal Indian on Ikkat handlooms in Indo-Western silhouettes with a mélange of natural shades.
Marya & Anjum
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DESIGNER JEWELLERY Launch of a new store
Co-hosted by Jibran Shareif and Younus Ahmed, the store offers the best of jewellery, where people can customize their own jewellery products, according to how they want. The boutique has a selective group of clients. Authenticity is the best thing about the store and none of the products are replicated elsewhere. Several invitees and clients were found appreciating the magnificent collection of jewellery.
Jibran & Maha
Sabila & Sameera
BRIDAL & JEWELLERY EXHIBITION Khwaish
Shilpa 20 JULY, 2011
The two-day exhibition of Khwaish, inaugurated by Smt. Jayasudha Kapoor (Honâ€™ble MLA of Secunderabad), showcased a huge collection of apparel, jewellery, designer wear, footwear, handbags, home accessories, health products and many more. This exhibition was jointly organized by clubs â€“ Kashti, Kidos, Krishala and Kutumb and is very popular in bringing in new designers with amazing designs, to the city.
Shilpa & Vijetha
CCL Cricket from Indian movie stars The city of Hyderabad had unlimited fun all through the tournament of Celebrity Cricket League. Stars from the Indian silver screen have descended to enthrall fans all across the nation, with their cricketing skills. Mumbai Heroes was led by Salman Khan, Telugu Warriors was led was Venkatesh, Suriya for Chennai Warriors and Sudeep captaining Karnataka Bulldozers. The purpose of this event was to convey a message that the film fraternity is one.
Venkatesh, Mohan Babu and Shatrugan Sinha
Winning Team (Chennai)
Abbas & Sharat Kumar
Shreya & Priyamani
LE CAFÉ Launch of European sidewalk café
The elegant coffee shop offers finest teas, exotic coffees, breads, bakes, cakes, pastries, sandwiches, rolls, assorted and confectionary dishes and retail products to the guests. The café also caters to homemade products. Options like low calorie drinks, salads and wraps for health conscious people are also included. All the service plates are made out of biodegradable material, with is the first of its kind in Hyderabad. JULY, 2011 21
FETE DE LA MUSIQUE World Music Day Celebrations Alliance Francaise and Goethe-Zentrum of Hyderabad in association with US Councelate General and Hyderabad Western Music Forum featured a wide range of musical genres from Jazz to American Bluegrass at Taj Deccan. Performances kicked off with western classic music by Iryna Tsarenko, followed by Ujjal Jazz Trio and then by savage folk R’n’B duo – Max Turner and Eugene Yuvaraj. The fest ended with performance by French pop/rock band – Betty Argo.
French band - Betty Argo
Engrossed in music
YLC Pool party for women
Prerna & Neha
Prerna Bahirwani in association with Neha Ahuja of Young Ladies Club, organized a pool party. This event happens once in every month. It was Prerna’s idea to start this organization dedicated only for young ladies, as the city already has a lot to offer for married women. Cocktails and food were served, during the event. This organization not only focuses on fun, games and entertainment, but also raises funds for old age homes.
A7 SPORTBACK Audi’s New Design The German luxury car manufacturer launched its design marvel, the new Audi Sportback in the city. The introduction of the new Audi a7 Sportback in India reiterates our unwavering commitment to offer the discerning Indian customer with products of highest technical perfection and design finesse. Driven by the philosophy – ‘Vorsprung Durch Technik’, the new five – door executive sports coupe is targeted at individuals who seek the luxury of customization and a sense of freedom. 22 JULY, 2011
Rajiv Sanghvi & Anil Reddy
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PROMISES TO KEEP - by Jane Green
allie Perry has a pretty perfect life. It may not be everyone’s idea of happiness – her husband spends more time travelling for his job as a commercials director. Callie, a successful family photographer living in Bedford - New York, is beloved by all who know her. Callie’s parents - Walter and Honor are divorced for almost thirty years and they haven’t spoken for most of that time. They may share a daughter, but it is agreed by all who knew them, they share little else, until they all receive a shocking phone call that changes their lives forever and brings them all together one short, snowy winter. Promises to Keep is about the hard choices we sometimes have to make; about having to be a child, long after you have grown up and mostly, about the enduring nature of love.
BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP
– by Steve J Watson
hristine wakes up every morning on an unfamiliar bed, with an unfamiliar man. She looks in the mirror and sees an unfamiliar, middle- aged face. And every morning, the man she has woken up with, must explain that he is Ben, he is her husband, she is forty-seven years old and a terrible accident two decades earlier decimated her ability to form new memories. But it’s the phone call from Dr. Nash - a Neurologist, who directs her to her journal, hidden in the back of her closet. For the past few weeks, Christine has been recording her daily activities - tearful mornings with Ben, sessions with Dr. Nash, flashes of scenes from her former life - and rereading past entries, relearning the facts of her life as retold by the husband she is completely dependent upon. Every day, Christine must begin again the reconstruction of her past. And the closer she gets to the truth, the more unbelievable it seems.
ABOUT LANDMARK Until 1996, Landmark was focused on books, stationery, greeting cards and then added music to its product portfolio and also started the trend of stocking curios, toys, movies, gaming, Technology and other gift products. It is now the largest book and music retail chain in India with turnover in excess of Rs 200 crores and is arguably the only long-tail range based book and music retailer in India. www.landmarkonthenet.com is the online ecommerce site with over 2 million titles in books and a large number of titles in music and movies. This online version of Landmark is serving the book readers in the country for the past 10 years. The brand’s USP is the range and depth of its stocks. Landmark currently also deals with the following product lines that cater to the needs of all age groups – Stationary, Magazines, Music Events, Quiz Programs, Program Sponsorship and many more.
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PICK OF THE MONTH SISTERHOOD EVERLASTING – by Ann Brashares
rom #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Brashares, comes the welcome return of the characters, whose friendship became a touchstone for a generation. Now Tibby, Lena, Carmen and Bridget have grown up, starting their lives on their own. And though the jeans they shared are long gone, the sisterhood is everlasting. Despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing - the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend - Eric, in San Francisco. Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion that they all breathlessly await. And indeed, it will change their lives forever, but in ways that none of them could ever have expected. As moving and life-changing as an encounter with long-lost best friends, Sisterhood Everlasting is a powerful story about growing up, losing your way and finding the courage to create a new one.
A Day From Her Diary...
By Aditya Tej
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kes y to school. It ta up and get read t ter ge Af . to le ds op ki e pe 30. I ask th not morning e ar ds ki ly Day star ts at 6: Fo m kfast ready. ake them up, as make the brea d an k some time to w al irs w ta I ns s. w hool bu ged, I go do and ready for sc up d I get them chan d an ne off ea cl t em see th t, they ge around 7:45. I lowing breakfas s, which comes bu e th to n w t. them do ht breakfas me to have a lig come back ho
AFTER 8:30 I head to the gym, locate d within my communit y. I perform cardio and weights for an hour there. I have been into fitness now for a nu mber of years. I always fee l good after my session. I enjoy keeping fit and have alw ays been into sports from an early age. I try to encou rage this to my children as we ll, in order to remain fit and active. After my workout, I come back home, get refr eshed and have my proper bre akfast as I don’t like to eat heavy before going to gym. I enj oy food at Novotel and We stin.
3:30, as ck home by I always get ba ck from ba e y kids com that ’s when m getting ts ar st it when school. This is . When r me with them busy again fo to relax em I will get th they get home, a snack. and give them
AFTER 4:15 – I begin with helping my kids with their homework to get it out of the way, so they can go play. The communit y I live in, is ideal for kids, so any chance they have, they are out of the door. So from 4:15 until 6:15 can be consumed with homework among my three kids. I have to space the tim ings so each can get my attention, more so with my younger ones as the y need more help.
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LATE MORNIN GS
At 10:15 until 11:30, I work on my photos whi ch I have take n previously, edit them and mak e a backup, besid es checking m y mails and othe r ex tra compute r work. Post 11:3 0, I usually have to go out. Dur ing the week, I shop for my ki ds and any othe r errands I have to do. I occasio nally have lunc h with friends or go out arou nd the city an d take photos. I ha ve been tr ying to go out arou nd Hyderabad and the local sit es to get some good shots. Th is can take tim e, as usually you have to go ba ck a number of tim es to the same place to get go od pictures. If I have been busy while I am out I will usually ea t at restaurant s in Banjara.
EVENINGS – From 6:15 until 7:00 we pre pare dinner. This is mostly done by my housemaid, who is a great help. She Roopa has been with us since the beginning, five years ago knows my family and ou . So she r eating habits back to fro nt. Within this hour I pac school bags for the nex k the kids’ t day and decide on wh at to make for snacks. I also clothes ready for the mo get their rning. Post dinner, aroun d 7:45, it’s time to get wa ready for bed. I then tak shed up and e them to their sleeping room, where I put on rela and read books for them. xing music They really love the music in the background.
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d its quiet ne is asleep an By 9:15, ever yo but prerely watch TV, time for me. I ra lst readhi w a t green te fer a cup of ho I usually music. By 11:00 ing and playing kids. ith an early star t w sleep, as I have
Lona with kids - Xavier, Domonic and Tara
LIVING IN INDIA -
the past five and a half We have been in India for ether I prefer Australia years. I often get asked wh ver y different and each or India. They are both good. No one place countr y has its bad and where you make your is ever per fect. I feel it’s the most of it. India has home, you should make I have truly treasured taught me so much and been intrigued with e hav I far. my time here, so the colour, the celebrathe culture, the sounds, much so, I miss India tions and the people. So my children. There do as , when I go back home about India that draws is something intangible welcomed us and I you back. Hyderabad has friends and have felt at gre personally have made . at home here in this city
5 THINGS PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME… t I have a passion for riding bikes. t I enjoy playing video games (playstation in particular). I borrow my son’s handheld PSP, while traveling. t I am a graduate in Welfare Sciences and Business. t Love making Desserts at home, for kids and now can make a pretty good Kheer. t I am fascinated with eastern culture, the traditions, philosophies and knowing various religions and their rituals. JULY, 2011 27
– 1790 to 1850
A R T
Inspiring Individualism, Subjectivism, Imagination, Emotions, Nature, Irrationalism, Symbolism and Myth… An international artistic and philosophical movement that redefined the fundamental ways in which people of Western cultures thought about themselves and about their world. Romanticist artists were fascinated by the nature, the genius, their passions, inner struggles, their moods, mental potentials and heroes. They investigated human nature and personality, the folk culture, the national and ethnic origins, the medieval era, the exotic, the remote and the mysterious. Romanticist artists had roles of ultimate creators who ignored the established rules, which they felt were too strict, formal, traditional and even procedural. It elevated folk art and ancient custom to something noble, made of spontaneity a desirable character (the musical impromptu) and argued for a natural epistemology of human activities as conditioned by nature in the form of language and customary usage. Christian culture dealt with a struggle between the heavenly perfection and the human experience of inadequacy and guilt. This sense of struggle and ever-present dark forces and dark feelings, were present in the existing culture and part of the whole human experience. The big names during this era included – William Blake, Henry Fuseli, Francisco de Goya who were excellent examples of artists, who not only dealt both with these dark feelings, but also with their rejection of such concepts because they felt society could and should be living up to a higher standard of personal freedom and individualism. Romanticism can be seen as a rejection of the precepts of order, calm, harmony, balance, idealization, and rationality which typified Classicism in general and late 18th-century Neoclassicism in particular. It was also to some extent, a reaction against the enlightenment, against 18th-century rationalism and physical materialism in general. VISUAL ARTS – In European painting, the Romantic sensibility contrasted with the Neoclassicism being taught in the academies. In a revived clash between color and design, the expressiveness and mood of color, as in works of Theodore Garicault and Eugene Delacroix, emphasized in the new prominence of the brushstroke and impasto, the artist’s free handling of paint, tended to be repressed in neoclassicism under a self-effacing finish. Painters like Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Edwin Church often expressed Romantic themes in their paintings, conveying a message that Nature is powerful and will eventually overcome the transient creations of human. More often, they worked to distinguish themselves from their counterparts by depicting unique scenes and landscapes.
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ROMANTICISM AND MUSIC – E.T.A. Hoffmann called Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven the three ‘Romantic Composers’ and Ludwig Spohr used the term ‘good romantic style’ to apply to parts of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Technically, Mozart and Haydn were considered Classical composers and by most standards, Beethoven represented the start of the musical Romantic period.
The Raft of the Medusa
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Abel by William Blake
Romanticism In Art
‘Mutation is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow and normally taking thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward’ – Prof. Charles Francis Xavier.
Surviving in agony and pain for several years and until he becomes a stronger mutant, Erik confronts Sebastian yet again in a private cruise and plans to take a revenge for his mother’s execution. Sebastian, who is now a powerful and a capable mutant than ever before, with his ability to adapt to and absorb even a nuclear missile, effortlessly handles the situation with his newfangled clan - Emma Frost (played by January Jones), a telepath who can also change her body into diamond form and Jonas Quested / Riptide (acted by Alex Gonzalez) a mutant with the ability to create powerful
Erik gets thrown off the cruise into the water, but with all his powers, makes another attempt to kill Sebastian, until Charles Xavier (performed by James McAvoy) rescues Erik, asking him to calm down and promises to help him, in his lone battle. Charles and Erik then become friends and share a brotherly bond. ‘True focus lies in range and serenity.’ Erik, along with a group of new and young mutants – Dr. Henry ‘Hank’ McCoy / Beast (presented by Nicholas Hoult) - a former scientist and political activist who transforms into a frightening looking mutant in an attempt to cure himself, but is kind at heart; Sean Cassidy / Banshee (represented by Caleb Landry Jones) – a mutant capable of ultrasonic screaming used in various ways including as a means of flight and many others, receive rigorous practice sessions and instructions from Prof. Charles, who trains the mutants advantageously, with an aim to win the combat against Sebastian and his clan. During the war, Erik eventually confronts Sebastian and takes his much awaited revenge by killing Sebastian with Charles’ help, ensuing peace to the world. Hugh Jackman reprises his role as Logan / Wolverine in a cameo appearance. Directed by Matthew Vaughn and story by Sheldon Turner and Bryan Singer, this prequel is the most anticipated sci-fi, adventurous, superhero movie of the year.
R E V I E W
The prequel begins with Erik Lensherr / (later) - Magneto (enacted by - Michael Fassbender) and his mother, being confined by Sebastian Shaw (portrayed by Academy award nominee and Golden Globe award winner - Kevin Bacon), who already is a potential and a violent mutant, aiming is to conquer the world, by annihilating the entire humankind. Upon one day, Sebastian calls out Erik to his cabin to test his innate power and abilities and orders him to catch a coin on the table from a distance, giving out to follow the same, would lead to Erik’s mother’s murder in the hands of Sebastian. Despite trying his hardest and on a count of three, Erik miscarries to move it, which leads to his mother being shot dead by Sebastian. Erik bursts out in tears after looking at his mother lying dead and out of sheer anger, he gathers all his power and destroys Sebastian’s cabin and escapes away.
whirlwinds from his hands.
M O V I E
-Men First Class is about the inception of Mutation, earlier lives of mutants, factors invoking violence and the necessity to choose peace over war, for the world. But who will make the choice for a better and a happier world? Why do all mutants have to accede to peace?
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Where she made a debut in the movie – Sapnon Ka Saudagar in which she starred next to the evergreen actor of yesteryears, Raj Kapoor. This amatory drama flick was an immediate hit in the box office, followed by many such entertaining ones.
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Johny Mera Naam was a critical success. Acting alongside Dev Anand and Pran in this escapade-drama, Hema Malini gained further fame and repute. This entertaining crime story is about two gangsters, who smuggle diamonds and two brothers who were separated during childhood, after the murder of their father.
Hema (Lata) played a role of an air-hostess falling in love with Karan (Rajesh Khanna), a womanizer and an alcoholic, in this movie – Prem Nagar. Lata accepts to transform Karan into a better individual and succeeds in it. This movie became a box office hit and ran in theatres for nearly 750 days. It received five of five stars in the Bollywood guide Collections. The film grossed 4,50,00,000 at the box office in 1974.
Directed by Ramesh Sippy, the story of Seeta Aur Geeta is about identical twins, getting separated at birth and grow up with different temperaments. The twins then swap places (like The Prince And The Pauper) Hema’s two partners in the movie are played by Dharmendra and Sanjeev Kapoor. She was noted for the novelty of her role as Geeta where she is rambunctious and rebellious. Although this theme has been reprised in other movies before and after, Seeta aur Geeta stands out and has a very light and catchy mood.
Sholay was released on August 15th, 1975. Starring with actors like – Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra, who were already famous by then, Hema Malini played a role of a feisty, talkative, young woman who makes her living by driving a horse-cart. The Film Society Of Lincoln Centre described it as ‘an extraordinary and utterly seamless blend of jeopardy, drollery, music and dance’, labeling it an ‘indisputable classic’. Sholay earned about Rs. 15 crores in its first run. That amount of earnings was a record that remained unbroken for several years.
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The Burning Train had all huge stars acting (Vinod Khanna, Neetu Singh, Vinod Mehra, Jeetendra, Parveen Babi) and a major hit, owning to several action sequences. Hema played a role of an adorable girl, Seema, who falls in love with Dharmendra and plan to get married. The movie was about a fast train named Super Fast Express, that catches fire on its inaugural run from New Delhi to Mumbai.
The movie is based on the life of Razia Sultan, the only female Sultan of Delhi and her speculated love affair with the Abyssinian slave Jamal-ud-Din Yakut (enacted by Dharmendra). Hema Malini plays the role of Razia.
Acting as a beloved wife to Amitabh Bachchan (Raj Malhotra), Baghban tells the story of their relation with their next generation, how their materialistic kids deceive and separate them. She played a role of a mother who tolerates pain and anguish given by her kids.
Hema Malni acted as wife to Amitabh Bachchan in the movie – Veer Zaara. The movie received fifteen Filmfare nominations. It won awards for best dialogue, story, movie and lyrics.
Sadiyaan, an emotional drama narrated in an old fashioned way, is a movie from a different era, when the warmth of relations mattered the most, when blood was thicker than water and when promises were meant to be honoured. The movie is about two mothers Hema Malini and Rekha. Hema (Benazir) plays a role of a mother who leaves behind her child in the mansion she lived in, before moving to Lahore. The child is rescued by Amrit (Rekha) and Rajveer (Rishi Kapoor), who try hard to locate the parents of the child, but in vain. They decide to raise the child themselves.
The Dream Girl Of Bollywood
The beauty, charm and personality was such that, she initially was identified as the Dream Girl and starred in a movie with the same name. She is evermore gorgeous and carries herself with heavenly grace and elegance. Indeed, she is a Dream Girl for many in real life.
The plot revolves around Rajnikanth’s attempts to take revenge on the killers of his father while his elder sister Hema Malini, who is a strict, law-abiding police officer, tries to catch him in the act. Amitabh Bachchan who himself has a past with the law, is an ally of Rajnikanth in his effort. Andha Kanoon also starred other famous actors like – Reena Roy, Pran and Amrish Puri.
Starring yet again with Amitabh Bachchan as her wife, Baabul gathered sharp criticism and positive review along the way, for its deep and intense story about a family. The movie also starred – Salman Khan, Rani Mukherjee and John Abraham.
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ENDEARING HAMSTERS Pets, for long have been kept as watch guards or to demo one’s status. But today, one owns pet for best companionship, to fight loneliness, to cuddle, and to find someone cute every time around you see, talk them nonstop, pamper them, order them, to envy or trouble your neighbors and simply love them and make them a part of your life. The best thing is, they won’t earn your enmity and even at your worst they will remain your best. They are sweet, cute, adorable and lovable. All they need is your care and love. As dogs, cats, love birds, parrots, guinea pigs have been owner’s favorite, so have Hamsters.
amsters are small, cute, playful who eat less and are the best buddies of their owners! And the bonus point is they don’t crave for your attention, instead they like to be left alone.
on the wheel in their cage, they look here and there, wondering they are still at the place from where they started running. They enjoy tunnels, tubes, ball, wooden structures, on which they can climb on. Toys are the best way to keep their teeth in shape. They like chewing a lot, so provide them with wooden toys and structures. There are hamster toys and wheels readily available in the market.
Many of them mistake hamster for guinea pig. Well, guinea pigs are also cute and endearing. Though both of them are rodents, but they are entirely dissimilar pets. Hamsters are small. They can fit into a child’s hand whereas guinea pigs are much larger, around three times bigger to hamsters. The main difference is that guinea pigs sleep in night whereas hamsters seem pretty active then. Hence, they are known as nocturnal and they look like furry mouse. Hamster’s tail is very small. They are nearsighted and colorblind. But, they have incisive hearing and smelling ability. They are crepuscular. They live approximately for 2-3 years (depending on their species). For female hamsters, the ideal age for breeding is four to six months and for male around three to four months. Their favorite is toy wheels. They like to run and exercise. Interestingly, after running long 32 JULY, 2011
Cater them with hamster cage with all the necessities such as an exercise wheel, toys and a snug little bed. Make sure that you clean the cage regularly. Choose a cage according to the species of hamster you are domesticating, one that is appropriate for the size of your pet. Don’t overlook on cage cleaning, feeding and daily handling to ensure a healthy hamster. They can store food in their cheeks up to 20% of their body weight. They react to their names and also remember their relatives. As any other animal, they too need a healthy diet containing carbohydrates and fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. Treat them with hardboiled egg, milk, monkey chow, yeast. They munch on vegetables. Small amount of grass, clover and a carrot a day is fine. Being solitary, they don’t need much looking after. They can be happy alone. Their growth is rapid and are short-lived. Moreover, they are best considered as pets because they are inexpensive and their diet is identically less. Hence, their living costs very little. With such care and handling, own a pet without further thought.
‘MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE’ –
strong but a true phrase! I am glad to be in a position where I am now. Music bug bit me when I was 16 and have always been behind it ever since. Before that, though I was equally passionate towards music, I had no idea about DJing, until a friend of mine (who was also a DJ), took me to a club in Juhu – Raspberry Rhinoceros. I observed that his music resembled a lot like mine. This incident influenced me more! That is how it all originated and how I was inspired. I then started investing money on purchasing the music essentials. ‘My first gig was for my own birthday. I love doing music so much and I am gifted with a talent to identify what people expect and love to hear and I will be ever dedicated to keep the crowd happy. I specialize in Hip-Hop, R & B, Raggaeton, Bollywood remixes, Electro-House, Progressive IBIZA Trance and others. I listen to a lot of Retro, Trance, Sufi music. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is my all time favourite artist.’
M U S I C
The epitome of his talent is being in sync with the crowd, oozing confidence and interactive micing skills with spontaneous rapping and live remixing techniques.
‘There is music for every mood and situation of life. Nothing else gives me satisfaction than getting the tired and worn-out souls, to the dance floor.’
Piyush Bajaj carved a niche for himself, playing at the hottest and the most happening party patches of Hyderabad. With a purpose to encourage electronic music more, he played at many outdoor gigs and parties, pushing the deeper and darker side of club and house music. He was recognized as one of top 50 young entrepreneurs of south India, by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and had performed in Bangkok, Shanghai, Switzerland, Bahrain and Germany as well. He is the winner of ‘War of the DJs – 2005.’ He is a whiz in enthralling the crowd with the best of anything they love to hear.
TOP TEN CLUB FAVOURITES – Blow - Kesha Hit The Lights - Jay Sean feat. lil. Wayne Give Me Everything - Pitbull feat. Ne Yo On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull Aap Jaisa Koi – DJ Piyush I Hate Luv Storys – I Hate Luv Storys Uff Teri Ada – Karthik Calling Karthik Gal Mithi Mitti Bol – Aisha Tujhe Bhula Diya – Anjaana Anjaani Mit Jaaye Gham – Dum Maaro Dum
I owe a large amount of success to the city’s crowd,
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One album everyone should possess – Aap Jaisa Koi - DJ Piyush (10 years of the biggest hits)
ove for music and passion to make it big, brought Asif Iqbal to the music industry. Inspired by the all time great music directors like - Allen Sylvester and Dj Quicksilver, Asif aspired and decided that music industry is where he belonged. Crossing milestones with a smile, he conquered all odds and made his place in the music industry. ‘I have been in the field of DJing for more than 12 years now with performances in the best pubs in Hyderabad. I play for every age group and according to what people love to listen, but at the same time, I give my style music too, as people now are into Desi Bhangra, Hip-Hop and so on. This is how I pull the crowd to the dance floor. I first play what they need and then skip to Progressive-House or Dutch music, besides introducing new tracks on mike. I specialize in Techno, House, Electro, Urbane, Commercial, Retro and Progressive music and also Bollywood remixes ‘ – he says. He is innovative and his reputation precedes his name, which is synonymous with a broad spectrum of his music genre. Name the genre and he has fine-tuned himself and mastered it effortlessly. He has to his credit more than 1000 private parties.
He imparts knowledge and trains upcoming and promising DJs with minute detailing of DJing and sound production from his vast experience of more than a decade. With his wide and depth knowledge of DJing and sound production to compliment it, DJ Asif Iqbal has been invited as a judge in the ‘War of the DJs’ conducted at IIIT, MGIT campuses recently. By doing so, he has made India proud by not only participating in it, but also winning the same.
‘He has topped the international remix contest for the Hollywood Movie – Everywhere And Nowhere.‘ TOP TEN CLUB FAVOURITES –
One album everyone
Silence Delerium Lisatt and Voltaxx Remix
should possess –
M U S I C
Understanding the crowd and entertaining them accordingly was what he always did and soon he turned to be an eminent figure in the DJ World, indispensable from the pubs, discotheques, social functions and corporate events.
Datawork Control – Original Mix
Rendez Vous by
Digital Mess Alcoloidium Fade Out, Fade In – Gab Simon
Jean Michael Jarre.
Sa Trincha (Bound Vampire Remix) Nawal Al Zoghby Mennak Remix Lost Stories – Roshni Lasse Pour Quoi - Azam Ali feat. Niyaz Husnami (Drum On) – Karim and Shaker Phir Mohabbat – Murder 2
The crowd of Hyderabad show keen interest towards
music. They are ever supportive and love my music. They are picking up good style in different genres like Dutch,
Techno, Progressive and more. I share a wonderful affinity and have several memorable moments connected to this city.
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ISLAND OF GODS - Located in south of Indonesia, this island is one of the best beach and holiday destinations all across the world, anytime in a year. Known for tranquil beaches, natural and welcoming beauty, abundant greenery and vegetation, extremely pleasant surroundings, Bali is an ideal place to attain spiritual enlightenment, peace of mind and eternal love. A true traveler’s journey is incomplete without visiting Bali, once in lifetime. Bali for few years awarded as the world’s best island by - International Travel Magazine. Although every place possesses divine touch and celestial bliss, the best ones to explore are –
TEMPLES OF BALI BESAKIH – Many claim that there are more temples than homes in Bali. Over a thousand years old, Besakih Temple is known as the ‘Mother Temple of Bali.’ It is the biggest and holiest of all the Balinese temples. Named after the Dragon God believed to inhabit the mountain, it is said to be the only temple where a Hindu of any caste can worship. Eighteen separate sanctuaries belonging to different regencies and caste groups surround the three main temples dedicated to Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. To the Balinese, visiting the temple sanctuaries is a special pilgrimage. The mountain top setting gives it a mystical quality. Steps ascend through split gates to the main courtyard where 36 JULY, 2011
‘Life in Bali is always related to ‘Tri Hita Karana’ or a tripartite concept that include the spiritual relation between Human, God and their Environment. It is the Balinese civilization what makes the island different from other destinations. ‘
the Trinity shrines are wrapped in cloth and decorated with flower offerings. GOA GAJAH – One of the most historical sites in Bali and was developed in the 11th century, on the western edge of Bedulu Village, a few miles away from Ubud. Goa Gajah is a place to meditate and worship the spiritual essence of the site, Lord Ganesha - the Hindu God of knowledge and wisdom, who is characterized as an entity by his elephant head and four arms. TANAH LOT – One of the most famous temples in Bali. It’s called – ‘Land In The Middle Of The Sea’ and a popular tourist and cultural icon for
Anthropology, Architecture and Environmentalism. There are hundreds of shops selling antiques, woodcarvings, crafts, textiles and paintings. Traditional cuisines dominate this region, but these days, various exotic cuisines are also served at the best restaurants like – Mozaic, Warung Enak, Indus and Ibu Rai. There is good rafting available on the Ayung River at Sayan, just west of Ubud. This is the domain of highend resorts like the Four Seasons and Amandari. Visiting Bali Bird Park (a splendid two-hectare aviary park with more than 250 species of birds), Petulu (where between 15,000 – 20,000 white Herons arrive here and tussle for roosting, is quite a sight to watch) and Bali Zoo (protects some of Indonesia’s finest species as well as other exotic animals including Siamangs, deer, kangaroos, reptiles, tigers, primates and various kinds of birds such as Bali starlings, peacocks, cassowaries and cockatoos) are must. TANAH LOT photography and exoticism. Located in Tabanan, the temple sits on a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide. It is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. Each temple was established within eyesight of the next to form a chain along the south-western coast. Sunset is the best time to visit, when the golden red skies frame the temple and waves crash into the rocks. The temple itself is built on a small promontory which is only accessible at low tide. During high water the rock takes on the appearance of a large boat at sea, such is its shape. TAMAN AYUN – (literally translates as ‘beautiful garden’) is the Royal Temple of Mengwi Empire, located in Mengwi village. It is set on the land which is surrounded by the big fish pond and look like a drift on the water. It owns the beautiful temple building with multistoried roof and Balinese Architecture. According to Astadewata, a special God worshiped in Taman Ayun Temple is the God in manifestation as a Wisnu God, which his palace is located in top of Mangu mount.
RESORT AT UBUD KUTA – Surfing, shopping and partying are the three main events in Kuta. In addition to being the best sunset point with its everyday spectacular sunsets, it is also knows for active nightlife. Swish, high-class, mid-scale restaurants and pubs line up the streets as well as the beachfronts. The serene beaches of Kuta are one of the first favorite beaches discovered by tourists. On the south, the beach is fenced by the airport’s runway, which gives you a breathtaking landing experience. The beach stretches as far north as the eyes can see. In the mornings you regularly see Balinese people throwing offerings into the sea, especially when Nyepi (‘Day Of Silence’ that is commemorated every Isakawara – Saka New Year) is approaching. The best spot is the temple right next to the beach about 200-250m to the north of the Hard Rock Hotel. Visit Waterbom Park, the biggest water theme parks in the entire Asia and
TAMAN AYUN UBUD – Arguably the best place to use as a base for visiting Bali, if you are looking for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration. Pre-eminent for fine arts, dance and music, Balinese culture and gravid history, Ubud tourism centers on Yoga and nature. In contrast to other tourist locations in southern Bali, Ubud has forests, rivers, cooler temperatures, scenic rice fields, museums, galleries, ancient temples, rivers and natural landscapes. Several boutique hotels and restaurants offer the best of yoga, spa and salon facilities and health services. The Moon of Pejeng is the largest single-cast bronze kettle drum in the world. Puri Saren Agung is a large palace located at the intersection of Monkey Forest and Raya Ubud roads. Ubud is now a hot spot for literati, glitterati, art collectors, connoisseurs, mystics, fringe elements of global society and draws people who are actively convoluted into Alternate Modalities,
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is near to Kuta beaches and shopping at Bali mall Galleria and Discovery shopping mall.
LEGIAN - Stretching north from Kuta, Legian offers standardized and easy access to shops and bars but with a slightly more relaxed and less chaotic feeling. This area draws high profile visitors due to the endearing beach frontage and proliferation of mid-market hotels. Seminyak, a town north to Legian is more up market with mostly luxury accommodations and fashionable high-end restaurants and bars. The sunsets here are famous and opportunities abound to mix with the glitterati who frequent the high end beach front establishments such as Ku De Ta.
‘’Seminyak is the high end spa and boutique capital of Bali.‘’
NIGHTLIFE – Life does not pause when the sun sets in Kuta. The Kecak Dance, which is a spectacular choreographic accomplishment that showcases another aspect of Balinese artistic excellence. One hundred or so bare-chested men sit down on the ground surrounding a bonfire or a fire made from coconut husks, led by a priest or a female dancer at the center. The only music to accompany them is the beats of their palms, clapping or hitting their chests, their thighs, or other parts of their bodies, rhythmically accompanied by shouting and chanting.
KECAK DANCE - KUTA
ABOUT KU DE TA – It is one of the most desired dining locations on the island of Bali, serving genuinely gourmet global cuisine with a Mediterranean twist from morning to night with bold, honest flavors and faultless presentation. This is where art meets fine dining in a collision of culture and epicurean fantasy. The restaurant serves an array of
KU DE TA - AFTER SUNSET dishes originating from France, Japan, Italy, Greece, America, Morocco and Thailand. Body massages, manicures, pedicures and hair braiding, are all widely available while you relax at Legian Beach and Talaga Spas. FLORA IN BALI - Huge Banyan, Tamarind, Mangroves and Acasia tress are found along the coastlines. The most famous flowers are Hibiscus, Bougainvillea, Jasmine, and Water Lilies. Magnolia, Frangipani and a variety of Orchids are found in many front yards and gardens and in temple grounds.
UNDER SEA LIFE THROUGH SUBMARINE
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ODYSSEY SUBMARINE - An exciting dive adventure using comfortable submersible boat to discover the beautiful underwater life located at Amuk Bay, the best diving spot point in east part of Bali. It will bring you the impression sightseeing submarine to see the exotic undersea world with a wide range of marine animals and beautiful coral reefs tempting for every diver. This dive adventure can be experience by people of all age and physical condition in a safe and comfortable atmosphere.
Shahnaz Husain has redefined beauty and revolutionized the entire scene of cosmetic care, so much so, that she is acknowledged as the pioneer and leader in her field. With tremendous foresight and courage, she introduced a new concept of organic beauty care, devising her own treatments and formulating her own products. Just when there was a worldwide ‘back to nature’ trend, Shahnaz Husain recaptured an ancient herbal system and made it relevant to modern life. Blemishes on the face can be due to various reasons. There may be dark spots, scars and pits on the skin, left behind by acne. Or, there may be dark patches or dark spots (freckles) on the skin, due to sun-sensitivity. An acne-prone skin is usually oily and should therefore be treated accordingly. A skin with sun-sensitivity is usually on the dry side, although an oily skin may also develop hyperpigmentation. Skin care should be according to skin type.
et us consider the dark spots and scars caused by acne. They not only leaves dark marks, but also tiny pits (holes) under the skin. These are difficult to remove, since the pits form due to destruction of skin tissue. The skin also gets a premature aged look. Sometimes, there is extra growth of scar tissue, developing into ‘Keloids.’ The result of this kind of scarring is that, the skin becomes uneven and loses its smooth texture. Among the treatments for acne scars are Laser Therapy, Microdermabrasion, chemical peeling, etc. Considering the risks involved in chemical peeling, I advise - Veg Peeling treatments, to minimize acne scars. Some home remedies may also help. However, these home remedies for scar removal should be carried out after the acne condition has subsided. If there are no pimples, acne or rash, use a facial scrub. Mix rice powder with curd and apply on the face. Rub gently on the skin with small circular movements, especially on the areas with acne marks. Then leave it on for five minutes and wash off with plenty of plain water. Or, mix oats with egg white and apply on the face. When it dries, wet it with water and gently rub the skin the same way. Wash off with plain water. Do these scrub treatments twice a week
A face mask may also be used once or twice a week. Mix 3 teaspoons oats with egg white and one teaspoon each of curd and honey. Apply on the face, avoiding the lips and area around eyes. Wash it off after half an hour. Dried and powdered lemon and orange peels or
ground almonds can also be added to the pack. If there is any dryness after undergoing these treatments, take two teaspoons curd, add a pinch of Turmeric (Haldi) and apply daily on the face, washing it off after 15 minutes. This not only softens the skin, but also helps acne and marks. Dark patches or blemishes may be due to many reasons, like hormonal imbalances. Sun-exposure is an important factor, as it increases the production of melanin, the natural colouring matter. Repeated exposure to the sun causes the patches to appear on the skin. Pigmented patches are also common on aging skin and may develop during the menopausal years. Dark patches may even appear during pregnancy. Chloasma is a condition of pigmentation which is usually associated with pregnancy and involves the upper cheeks, nose and forehead. In fact, it is sometimes called the ‘pregnancy mask.’
A word of warning - Never pick pimples or blackheads with the nails. The first aspect of the treatment is sun protection with the application of sunscreens with a high SPF. If the skin is dry, a sunscreen lotion should be applied. For normal to oily skin or combination skin, a sunscreen lotion is more suitable. Sunblock creams of higher SPF are also available. The sunscreen should be applied about 20 minutes before sun-exposure, to allow it time to be absorbed by the skin. It should be reapplied if you are in the sun for longer than an hour at a stretch. The effects of the sun increase near water bodies and snow, as they reflect the sun’s radiation. Therefore, it becomes all the more important to protect the skin and re-apply the sun screen after 20 to 30 minutes. A home-care routine is also advised, using specialized cleansers and products which help revitalize the skin and remove the pigmentation. As far as home remedies are concerned, we recommend the use of facial scrubs twice a week. You can buy a facial scrub or mix rice powder with curd and use as a facial scrub. Apply it on the dark patches and rub gently on the skin with tiny circular movements. Leave on for a few minutes and then wash off with water. Mix honey and lemon juice in equal quantities and apply daily only on the dark patches. Wash off after 15 minutes with plain water. Twice a week, apply face mask. Mix 3 teaspoons oatmeal with one teaspoon each of honey, curd and lemon juice, or egg white. Apply on the entire face, avoiding the lips and area around eyes. Wash it off after half an hour. Fruit masks may also help Hyperpigmentation. Mix ripe papaya pulp with grated cucumber, tomato pulp and oranges. Apply the pack daily on the face and wash it off after half an hour. The pack not only lightens skin colour, but also revitalizes the skin and removes dead epithelial cells.
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Five Effective Drills For Perfect, Curvy Back!
Worry no more, at last, we are introducing to you five exercises to decrease undue weight and firm up your rears. So now, you can be like those supermodels you see on the runaway and feel good about yourself These are few exercises you can follow and gain a well toned backside with right size and shape. These variations are for gluteus maximus muscles and will work from every angle. You can perform these exercises, twice a week • If you are a beginner, start by completing only three exercises or use lighter weights. • Remember to complete those extra partial reps to give your glutes, a real good burn.
Leg Press (feet together) 3 sets of 10-12 reps Smith Press Lunge 3 sets of 10-12 reps, finish with 5 partial reps
• For leg press, do not let your knees be positioned in front of your toes and remember to press through your heels.
Cable Kickbacks 3 sets of 12-18 reps, each leg
Butt Blaster 3 sets of 10-12 reps
• For cable kick-back exercise, use a standing upright position with lighter weight, or a leaned-forward position with heavier weight and never let your foot touch the ground.
• While doing the butt blaster, alternate each leg every set to keep your heart rate up and remember to squeeze at the top of each rep.
Hip Abductor 3 drop sets of 10-15 reps, each leg
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• On the Smith Press Lunge, make sure your front foot position is far forward.
• During hip abductor exercise, try sitting far forward, so you can lift heavier weights. Remember to squeeze at the end of your third set for a few seconds before doing your partial reps.
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landmark that will be looked upon with awe for future to come. Among the ongoing projects of Trident Properties, Grande will be a popular residential development sooner this year. Trendsetting design, technological excellence and brilliant finish, the landscape is beautiful with two spacious blocks. Right from your entry into this privileged world, discover a new perspective to life, where technology simplifies your routine. The project has various advanced amenities like garden, swimming pool, club house (include Snooker, Table Tennis and other indoor games), library, Tennis and Squash courts, gymnasium with steam and sauna rooms, power backup for street lighting, STP, water supply, standby power for lifts, mini theatre, 24 hours minimarket/pharmacy, lounge area, banquette hall/bar, changing room and meditation hall. The swimming pool is facilitated with juice and refreshment bar. The property is well equipped with 24 hours security, solar fencing, guard at the entrance with telephone for each unit. From the state-ofâ€“art security systems, wi-fi connectivity to the advanced lighting systems, you glide into a futuristic lifestyle with ease. A relaxed, peaceful and contemplative ambience is achieved in the master bedroom. A place where you can toss away all your cares and unwind, where the world pauses to let you bond with your beloved family.
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to the marketplace was instrumental in Western Constructions becoming a valued group with a trusted track record. Flanked all around by greenery and a pollution free zone, these healthy homes provide a recipe for happy living. The Plaza is proud to provide a swimming pool and a club house for relaxing and socializing with the cream crowd in burgeoning, elite neighbourhood. Extra large rooms with individual balconies permit privileged viewing. 468 individual apartments with assured quality and modern architectural approach, the plaza is certainly a landmark venture. Key amenities include â€“ Wi-fi enabled connectivity, centralized launderette, creche, power backup excluding AC and geyser points, exclusive restaurant services to the elder citizens. Recreational facilities include - fully equipped ambulance for emergency medical services, swimming pool with Jacuzzi and Sauna, Golf course, banquet hall and A/C suites for guests, amphitheater, men and women beauty salon and boutique, boom barrier for screening incoming and outgoing vehicles and many more. JULY, 2011 41
CEILINGS by Shalini Jena
hen it comes to the floor we walk over, tiles or floor designs are the only creativity we can think of. But when it comes to ceilings, sky is the limit! You can do anything and everything you want to do. Colour them, shape them and play with them like clay in the hands of small children. To many, a ceiling is just a ceiling - a large, flat surface, few of feet above our heads. However, we can do a lot of things beyond imagination with the wall above our heads, which unlike the other sides are not only untouched but are also easiest to maintain. Here are some ceiling designs recommended by the creative designers â€“
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Conventional ceiling This is the standard issue, â€˜Plain Janeâ€™ version of ceilings. It is essentially, a wall laid on its side and then covered with drywall or plaster. Usually 8 feet high to fit with standard construction material sizes, conventional ceilings have an advantage of being easy to build and very functional. Building a conventional ceiling 10 feet high will make a room feel larger. They are found in most households and can be made distinctive by painting them according to taste. Grace your plain ceiling with wooden work and lighting.
Cathedral ceiling This is a high sloping ceiling attached directly to the roof trusses, rising all the way to the top of the house. Cathedral ceilings angle up to a central peak, providing a spectacular design patterns, as well as an open and spacious feel to a room or a home entrance. While visually attractive, cathedral ceilings may have a few downsides. Since the ceiling panels are connected directly to the roof trusses, the trusses need to be wide enough (usually 12 inches) to allow adequate insulation and ventilation behind the ceiling. If trusses are too thin, it will be impossible to properly insulate the house. Conversely, if the gaps are repleted with insulation, there will be no space to allow for proper ventilation behind the ceiling. Also, the height of a cathedral ceiling itself makes it difficult (or expensive) to paint or change light fixtures. Finally, the high ceiling and the associated large volume of air can make moving the air for heating or cooling the home an expensive proposition.
Shed ceiling It is similar to a cathedral ceiling in that the ceiling line slopes up at one end, but the other side of the peak is a solid vertical wall to the floor. The rise angle of the ceiling is not as steep as a cathedral ceiling and shed ceilings are usually built with an attic above them for insulation and ventilation.
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Suspended ceiling It is a flat ceiling, built underneath an existing ceiling. It consists of a metal grid work suspended from the existing ceilings, with panels built of lightweight acoustic material laid into the grid. Suspended ceilings are great at hiding old ceilings, wiring, plumbing or mechanical fixtures. Since the ceiling panels are not fastened but just laid into a grid, a suspended ceiling also provides easy access to the hidden wiring or plumbing behind them. They usually have an industrial appearance and they lower the original height of the ceiling by at least 6 inches, which can be a problem in basements where suspended ceilings are often used.
Vaulted, Tray and Cove ceilings
While choosing a ceiling type for your home, take the cost of heating and cooling into consideration. High ceilings increase the amount of heat needed in the winter because heat rises. Lower ceilings increase the cost of cooling because the heat is trapped in a lower area. Fans, windows and vents can be incorporated into the design to improve heating and cooling efficiency and decrease heating and cooling costs. Before making any structural changes, it is advisable to consult a structural engineer or an Architect.
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All these ceiling types provide a transitional element between the vertical walls of a room and the horizontal ceiling. As decorative elements, they provide increased volume or height to a room. Vaulted ceilings arch up from the walls to the ceiling to furnish a high, spacious feeling. They look good and supply enough light inside the house. They also allow for skylights which are difficult to make under the conventional flat walls. Tray ceiling lines supposedly resemble a tray turned upside down. They have an angle around the perimeter where the ceiling meets the walls. Often, they have a flat ceiling centre with the sides sloping in from the walls, to join the level ceiling surface. However, tray ceilings are sometimes built with a series of stepped square edges going from the wall to the flat part of the ceiling. Cove ceilings have a rounded concave surface joining the walls and the flat ceiling. The curve is gentle and totally smooth, creating a rounded look which feels soft and very natural. Some homes utilize other types of trim or moulding around the cove.
Orion is a one stop studio which has everything from fabrics to wallpapers, from lamps to mirrors, and even mattresses. Unmissable at its location on road no 36, Jubilee Hills, Orionâ€™s furnishing studio has everything and a little more. Its imposing three storeyed structure is absolutely breathtaking. The owner of the Studio, Mr.Tarun Gupta has his office on the first floor and graciously invites us into it. A graduate who has studied Business Management, Mr.Tarunâ€™s family boasts a pedigree in furnishing business, his father, Mr.R.K.Gupta being a leading manufacturer of furnishing goods. The fabrics are exclusive and sourced from the best interior designers around the world. they also have in-house team to deliver and install the goods. The spacious interiors, the friendly sales staff, the product range and price make Studio Orion a must visit. For people looking to spruce up their living space, thereâ€™s no better place to be. Studio Orion, Plot no.1262, Road # 36, near check post, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500034. Contact: 65344444, 23555060
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An actor, activist, animal lover, adrenaline junkie, adventurer, avid traveler, biker and techno-savvy. Gul Panag talks to Tulip about her life beyond Bollywood, what she loves to do the most and the changes, she would wish to see in the Indian society…
Journey to the entertainment industry – It has been a wonderful journey so far. Before stepping in Bollywood, I was just another girl with ambitions to make it big and do something which I always wished to. Before stepping in Bollywood, I was an ordinary college student, participating often in extra-curricular activities. As a student, I was always interested in sports and public speaking.
Gul Panag as an individual – I am glad that I have a life, I always dreamed of. Beyond Bollywood, it’s a different life altogether with sheer passion towards travelling, automobiles and gadgets.
Movie which you enjoyed acting in, the most – I love what I do. I think every movie I acted in, will remain special in many ways than one. It’s always a combination of all the movies I did in the past, which helped me reach to a position where I am now in the film industry. Everyone has been extremely supportive and encouraging over the last decade. If you ask me to pick up one movie, that changed my life, then I would choose – ‘Turning 30.’
Tell us about your online project – Social Outreach and Accreditation Programme? SOAP is a program that brings together individuals looking to volunteer and support a social cause, NGOs looking for volunteers, funds for their programs and a platform to announce the programs (projects) and Corporate and Academic Institution looking to gain support for building on to their CSR and work on team building; along with bringing volunteering, funding, resources and CSR opportunities. SOAP introduces the concept of CREDITS for the volunteering completed and is the single-most unique 44 JULY, JUNE, 2011 2011
point and advantage of being a SOAP Volunteer. SOAP Volunteers can use the SOAP Credits Certificate as an added value to their experience and social cause service while applying for jobs or higher education.
Now that you have turned 30, do you have any new ambitions in life? Well, it’s always good to have ambitions in life and to keep working towards them. Success is what matters at the end of the day and I always feel happy about it. Nothing else is more satisfying than making your dreams come true with all the efforts.
Your future projects and movies – I am very choosy and think well before I sign for a movie. My upcoming movie – Love At First Life, will be a comedy, directed by Rajat Kapoor.
Your opinion on fitness – I think being fit and healthy should be the priority and I urge everyone to include it in daily lifestyles. I know that staying healthy is a lifelong struggle. Not just for an actor or an actress, but every individual should inculcate this habit.
The adventure girl in me – I recently went hiking in the greater Himalayas and came back enthralled. It allows me to view my work and life in general, from a whole new perspective each time I return.
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My hobbies – I often read 2-3 books simultaneously; one on her bedside, another in the car and usually one in her handbag. I have a large collection of books and I am a collector of first editions. I love riding horses. I have been riding since I was ten years old and haven’t stopped since. Even though I keep myself busy with work, I regularly take out time to ride. My all time favourites include A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami and Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I am also is a big fan of the Harry Potter series.
Describe yourself in three words – Fun Fearless Spirited
Five things people don’t know about Gul Panag – l
I am a huge adventurer. I love participating in Paragliding, Para Sailing, Rover Rafting, Trekking and many more. I enjoy them a lot.
I am a good singer. I feel good every time I sing.
I am a very good cook.
I have immense patience and always deal things in a smooth way. I am a huge picnic enthusiast.
How do you define success? When you are happy with what you are doing, that itself is success. Nothing is impossible!
What do you advise to the readers of Tulip? I advise the readers to do what they are passionate about in life. Never give up on what you want to achieve in life. Spread happiness!
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DON’T SPOOF! BE YOURSELF! By Shalini Jena
orld is a small place to live in. And life is a short period of breathing and living. A hundred years is still scanty for beings like us, who have the most clued up mind ever. And in this short time of our standing who do you think are you kidding by being someone else, by being someone who is not you? Well it’s not. Because as mentioned above, the world is a small place to live in and in this pocket size globe of mine there are a lot of people I have met, enjoyed with, shared my pain and happiness and then forgotten. But each time I think of them and many others, a wondering hits me down to the fact on how many genuine people have I been encountered with.
I use a Galaxy!
I use an iPhone!
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Let it be people we meet in our workaday or family or the arena of making new friends - social networking, everywhere if there is one thing that pulls down the image of a person, then it is the faux attitude. If I can’t afford a designer wear sari then I don’t have to. If I don’t have a great job to swank a luxury convertible which would eventually lead the vigilance into raiding property, then in that case too, I don’t have to. If I am a daughter of a government employee and I don’t have the pocket money to buy myself plenty accessories or garbs, then again I don’t have to! Now, in the aforesaid mentioning, there is difference between passion and show off. Passion is an innate activity that at some time, may lead to show off and show off is an activity based on the de JULY, 2011 47
sire and self-involuntary instinct to prove something which may or may not have / are. In simple words, passion is a good character and show off is a pitiable trait, which not only leads to demeaning, but also gives a bad tag line to one’s self-respect.
Now here is an interesting fact. When we converse with people, there is one side within us which is honest and the other side which wants to be something that we have always wanted to be and somehow we tend to blend both of them and give that person standing in front of us an impression about us which is only half true. No, this is not a mind blowing fact. The fact is that a human can never ever be entirely honest about self to another human. And that is natural and need not be complained about. But honesty is not a criterion for liking a person, the idea of being oneself is. Many have this weird habit of lying about anything. You ask them, ‘How was your day?’ They tell you, ‘Bad! I had a bad accident!’ And some ‘bad’ accident without a scratch isn’t it? You ask them, ‘Did you pour dirt water in the sink?’ Even if it does no harm, they deny. But you know what, this is what they are. Now, if they start faking around and pretend to be honest, then it wouldn’t suit them, would it? Well that doesn’t mean they should keep on lying. But, the pretence to be honest is lot more pain in the caput than lying itself. To illustrate this without confounding, there is a personal experience I would like to share. I had a friend of mine at school, who like most of us, was a very simple, neighbourhood girl. A year later I was waiting for the town bus to arrive when someone tapped on my shoulder and before I could turn around and see who it was, two long hands fortified my bodice and the moment I looked up I saw a female in shorts and strapless blouse (in the bus stand) and hey, (You would have guessed by now who I am talking about) it was her! We greeted each other in the usual girly fashion of hugging, holding hands restlessly and embarrassingly screaming. I finally asked her to take a walk down the nearest coffee shop to which she gladly agreed, but later changed my mind and hired an auto. As we sat there reminiscing old times, I could see her attention drifting to cute guys, her blush when she knew people noticed her, but as we talked for hours, I could not help but pity for what had become of her. She was no more the cool sassy I knew at school, she was a wannabe who was trying too hard to be the archetypal descended of another wannabe, whose stature made people notice everything about her except the person who she really was. When it comes to fake attitude there are types too. No two leaves in the woods are same. So to make this all more interesting, here is a briefed study on two main types of fake attitudes The intellectual stand - We all want to impress others. Let it be good sense of humour or passionate talking or the most famous of all, the intellectual stand. I have a better description for this category. They are called jack of all trades and master of none and can never be. They have this habit of babbling. If you are talking about online courses accredited by Oxford, they will start with the fraudulent schemes coming up. If you talk about buying a new dishwasher, they will come up with companies which sell excellent scrubbers. If you tell them how badly 48
I have a better description for this category. They are called jack of all trades and master of none and can never be. They have this habit of babbling. you want to learn website designing, they will tell how excellent they are at speaking HTML language. Such people assume good impression when people raise their eyebrows. What they wouldn’t notice is the hidden smirk that comes a few minutes later. Do you say this is natural? Well, I will tell you where it all goes wrong. They are still in their high school classroom where good grades mean they were ‘intelligent’ and have lived in that misconception for this long, especially in the contemporary world where people don’t talk books. I don’t think such people ever change. They can be great company to be with, but at the end they do have this ability to make people flee on their heels. The phony look - If the lead makes you think I am talking about physical
appearance, then you are right as well as wrong. It goes like this that the phony look is the commonest of all fake attitudes. Now if you have seen girls in short skirts and shorter tops, then you will notice that many of them are dead uncomfortable with their attire. You will see them pulling their skirts down at sporadic moments or trying too much to avoid keeping their hands awkwardly in front of their dresses. I tell you what, I do not disdain girls who wear minis and shorts, as it is
Trendy bags or shorter clothes with large price tags, do not make what you are. Nobody can ever judge you by what you carry. their lives and they got every right to live it their ways. But hey, without digressing to my feminist issues, the point is - attiring in a manner that suits you and your lifestyle. Clothes don’t make you. Trendy bags or shorter clothes with large price tags, do not make what you are. Nobody can ever judge you by what you carry. Yeah, but you keep up this bogus attitude, then the judgment is worse than it sounds. Such people need not worry. All you need is to be yourself. It is even simpler than it sounds!
Why is being what you are so difficult to handle? If a person doesn’t like you, then it can never be any big deal. You do not want everyone’s company, do you? And not everyone is perfect and doesn’t have to be. The other part of phony look is the pretence to be someone else. Girls who assume that attitude can draw them attention, others whose sweet words are as made up as sugar and guys who think charm means wannabe talk, show how cool they are. Why is being what you are so difficult to handle? If a person doesn’t like you, then it can never be any big deal. You do not want everyone’s company, do you? And not everyone is perfect and doesn’t have to be. When people like you for what you are and dislike you for what you are, that is when you make the best friends of your life. So the motto of this article to all who are living happy lives out there, here is a tiny advise – ‘Life is as tiny as a bubble. The moment it bursts, love, memories and life itself vaporize. So live this small life full size, without pretence and vice.’ JULY, 2011 49
Engagement... An affair of
felicitous couple has decided to turn their relationship into a lifetime commitment and it’s time to spread the good news to family and friends. It is also time to introduce the future in-laws, to one another. And that’s why we organize an engagement ceremony to announce and celebrate togetherness of the couple. Traditionally this party should be hosted by the patents of the bride, usually at their residence. But looking at more casual and friendly societies around us, the rules for this event are not fixed, these days. These days, anyone can host an engagement revel. Among some families, this event is planned by the groom to make a proposal to his bride – although everyone is sure of the answer, before he does this. If this party will serve the purpose of introducing the two families to one another, it would be a good idea to have a live ice-cream counter. Someone who knows the guests better, should be assigned the job of welcoming them to the event and making the introduction.
Important DOs and DON’Ts Who should host the engagement ceremony? Traditionally, parents of the bride. But today, the bride and groom can host it by themselves or a friend or other family member can undertake the hosting duties.
What kind of event should it be? This depends on your budget and personal lifestyle. From a formal gathering with printed invitations, to a causal backyard barbeque or anything in between. A cocktail party with hors d’oeuvres is always in exciting.
Who should be invited? You will certainly want to invite your two families, so they can get to know one another. It’s a bad etiquette to invite anyone, other than those who will definitely be invited for the wedding. So it’s good to limit the guest list to those very close to you. Typically, guests who would have to travel are not invited, as you will already be asking them to travel for the wedding. (The exception to this rule would be the parents of the bride or groom).
When should the engagement happen? Among those families whose engagements last for a little longer duration, engagement parties are held one to three months prior to marriage date. For the rest, it can be held anytime around six months earlier to wedding.
Should you expect gifts for them? The announcement of an engagement inevitably gets some guests thinking about the gifts for the couple.
Entertainment sessions Entertainment always enhances the nature of any event, although it’s not a necessity. A quality sound system with lively and upbeat music is good enough to make the guests happier. If your budget allows, you can hire an orchestra, as they offer pleasant background music. If you would prefer something livelier, hire a DJ or maybe a Mariachi band. You could even organize a karaoke and invite your guests to sing along. Set aside a floor for dancing and ask the guests to dedicate a dance move or two, to the newly engaged 50 JULY, 2011
couple. It’s a fantastic way to prepare you for the wedding. Your choice of entertainment should match the scenario and the theme of the party. Therefore, make sure you choose entertainment sessions which match your tastes and make you feel more comfortable.
What kind of food should you serve? Choice of food depends once again, on the tone and theme of your party and of course the number of guests you are inviting and their normal food habits and likes. For a cocktail party, a selection of hors d’oeuvres and finger foods are appropriate. A sit-down dinner may appear peculiar, so if you plan to invite more than ten guests for dinner, you may have to consider hiring caterers, if you don’t want to spend the entire evening washing the utensils in the kitchen. Hiring staff to serve food and drinks takes the pressure off you, but if that’s not within your budget, you may ask family members or friends to help out. It’s a great way to meet and mingle. For a more casual affair, choose a buffet, barbeque or a potluck. Party shops stock a fabulous array of disposable cutlery and plates these days and they will save you time at the kitchen. If you choose to hold your engagement at a restaurant or a hotel, you can plan the meal accordingly to your tastes and budget. The catering manager can also help you select a menu which is within your price range.
Alcohol, beverages or fruit juices? Just like food, your choice of drinks depends on the style of party you are arranging. Unless you are having a formal cocktail party and intend to serve cocktails and mixed drinks, most people steer clear of spirits these days. They usually involve preparation. You need to provide a variety of different mixers and they can work out to be very expensive. A couple of good quality brands or beer, good quality wine (white and /or red- the choice is yours) and a range of mineral waters and soda generally satisfies most palates. A self-serve bar works well at an informal gathering, or if you prefer, you can hire professional staff to prepare and serve drinks. And dint forget the champagne if you intend to have toasts.
Engagement party favors Engagement party favors aren’t necessary, but if you would like to present your guests return gifts, then something with the date of your wedding is a good idea. A decorative tag or sticker with your wedding date can be attached to a small scented candle, a gift box filled with chocolates and cookies or scented soaps can be presented.
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How to make him feel Special
By Shalini Jena
All those mushy talk, those flashy smiles and exclusive dates may result to be a backfire tragedy when it comes to making you feel special. The cheesy stuff they do, might not work on you, but when the doer is you, it totally overwhelms them with gratitude. So let’s start the 10 ways by musing over how to make that happen!
Surprise them! We all like surprises and this includes men as well. They love to make us feel on the top of the world, but deep inside they too become delirious when caught off guard, for a change. Make sure that whatever you plan is not all gooey and emotional. Better do something fun for him! Like, get his favourite game tickets or plan with his friends to take him for a surprise hangout.
Food + Notes If someone said that a man’s heart is through his stomach, then no one is bluffing here! A romantic, dinner is a great idea, but let’s say you have work to do. Then have a take-a-note habit. Like different colours mean different things, a lot of men appreciate that attention you give. Stick a note on his fridge that guides him to his favourite cake. It’s fun, sweet and makes them happier to know that you always care.
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Keep Them Safe! Now, none of this can be universal. But come on, no matter how much your guy loves you and knows that you love him back, your all too sweet demeanour might test his ego if you run your tongue around babbling about your special moments with others. So care to keep those moments just between the two of you, because most men are pretty sensitive of their ego.
Avoid The Usual Bugging Please avoid blaming him too much, for being careless on displaying emotions. In fact, a funny thing is, you get it more if you are less worried about it. By doing this, you let him know that there is no pressure on him for any reason, whatsoever. And this is one magic trick that backfires. During the rose period of a relationship they make you feel like the most wonderful happening in their life, but later they get too used to it and take you for granted. But you got to understand that it is a good thing, as it means that they know you will always be there.
See That He Talks
Let him talk for a change too. At times, we are so busy with our lives that we just don’t stop and think about the fact of how their day went. They don’t like to be asked too many questions. So just ask them how their day was and let them talk.
Fulfil your fantasies with him! Do keep spicing things up, in your relationship. It sure is your part to do. Maybe you have a bowl beside the bed that you both write your fantasies in and then take turns fulfilling them over time. This can be a ton of fun for both of you!
Pamper Please... When he is sick, treat him like a baby. All men are tough and can handle anything until they come down with cold or flu. Just like Nora took care of Barney in HIMYM and that made him feel so special that he was smitten by her! It is important to let him know that it’s fine to be vulnerable and that you can be the stronger one, for once. They will really appreciate this and will undoubtedly create a deeper connection.
Give Him A Break! Make sure he knows that you are fine with him, having his occasional guy time without having to make a big deal about it. It can be anything, from playing Hockey or Cricket with his best friends or celebrating an all boy’s night to hanging out alone and having his own happy-time whenever he wants to.
Stop Getting Upset
Just Say It
Don’t get sad all the time. We all can be insensitive, at times. At such situations, words which we could never mean, take shape and the best thing to do is to wait and sort this out in a composed and a thoughtful manner. This makes him realise your love for him and a bitter fight that could have worsened things, actually turns out to be a special moment.
I love you! These three words are magical and human race owns a lot to the person who first thought of it and said it. It’s like a national phrase which means that you care for that someone special. Love has deep emotions which can be portrayed in different modes. Sometimes, it is expressed taciturnly and other times, aloud. Either way, men might act all cavalier, but they care much more than women do. And they love it when you care to say these magical three words.
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Back to College!
ollege days are one of the most unforgettable times in a student’s life for a combination of reasons. Many students are happy on knowing about their college re-opening, while there are others who have bitter memories connected to this phase. So, it’s both a good and a not-sogood feeling for college goers. Many prefer life beyond just sitting in a classroom for hours together and listening to lectures, but there are others who love the feeling of waking up early in the morning with an urge to reach college as early and leave as late as they can. A fine line is drawn between reluctance and enthusiasm, fun and seriousness, indolence and avidness, but at times, a combination of all these factors. What makes college life boring, yet interesting? Let’s hear it from a few below ‘ It is a wonderful feeling after getting back home from a strenuous exercising at the gym. The change in atmosphere, friends, the special place at the college canteen where your ideas are generated out of which, most of them are insane. At times the huge summer gap gets even broader than it is supposed to be. Getting back to a place where you always belong holds a special place’ – Amir Khan, Badruka College. ‘Holidays have always been fun. But after the college re-opened, the fun added on. There is always something exciting happening in college everyday and you get to meet a lot of new people. While in college, I am always occupied in either listening to music or to the new gossips or struggling hard to complete stressful assignments. No matter what, at least I always wait for a new day in college, be it even after having a bad day or a catfight with friends’ – Saloni Gulati, St. Francis.
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‘Well, my summer break was fun! I travelled a lot and met my cousins too, so I had a very nice time on the whole. In fact, I was waiting for the college to re-open. But when it is open, I now find it a bit boring. But now, I am getting used to the routine. So now I feel that my life is back to normal and I am liking it’ – Prerna Kulkarni, St. Francis. ‘It feels like I got a new life altogether. There is more to life than just eating and sleeping’ – Aashita Agarwal, St.Francis.
I love my college! It’s amazing to get back to college after summer holidays, as I get to meet all my friends where I have a gang of friends. Now that I am in my third year, I want to create fun filled moments before I walk out as a graduate. Getting caught while eating chewing gums, playing music in the class, King Kong Hi-5s are a few memories, I will always remember’ – Siddanti Bodhu, St. Francis.
‘College seems too hectic. But it will get back to normal soon. A second year student like me will be excited about the IDEs. Hopefully, it will be a good experience and I am happy that I am back on schedule. Summers are unbelievable’ – Abeer Rasheed Khan, St.Francis.
‘Feels good to go back to a routine and hanging out with friends everyday’ – Roshni Banerjee, St. Francis.
‘It feels amazingly awesome and out of the world, to find myself occupied with everything around. Have been waiting for a long time! The best part is you meet all your friends and get a chance to bunk classes and trouble the lecturers’Roshni Ahuja, St. Francis.
I am Pravallika Anjuri, a Mass Communication student from St. Francis College. I am a foodie. I keep knowing about new recipes and do keep a track on recipes published in Tulip. Though I hardly find a chance to cook, I love doing that. I would like to thank Tulip for the coverage on the same.
INGREDIENTS : • 1/4 kg Paneer (cut them in small squares) • Juice from 1 lemon • 1 tbsp Olive oil • Salt to taste • 2 tbsps red chili flakes • 1 tbsp mustard powder • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (optional) • Pinch of cumin powder • 2 tbsps Sesame seeds • 1/2 tbsp dried Parsley
Spiced Curry Leaf Rice
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1 Onion, finely sliced 1 Capsicum, finely sliced 1 Tomato, finely sliced Fistful boiled green peas Fistful boiled sweet corn A small cup of finely sliced cabbage Fresh parsley for garnishing Salt to taste Pepper to season 1 tbsp lemon juice (optional)
METHOD OF PREPARATION 1. Marinate paneer squares with lemon juice, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, Cumin powder, mustard powder, dry parsley and salt for 30 min. 2. Combine sesame seeds and chili flakes in a small bowl. Coat both the sides of the paneer in this and place them on a greased baking tray or a grill. 3. Grill the paneer in a pre-heated oven for 10 min., till it attains a light brown shade. 4. Saute the vegetables for salad, season with salt, arrange on a serving plate, sprinkle some parsley on top and place the grilled paneer fajitas on the salad. Serve hot with salsa.
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3 cups cooked and cooled white rice 1 1/4 cups fresh curry leaves and 1 tbsp split gram dal 1/2 tbsp Bengal gram and 8-9 Black pepper corns Pinch of Turmeric powder 2 tbsps oil and salt to taste For tempering/poppu/tadka 1 tsp oil, 1 tsp mustard seeds Pinch of Asafoetida (optional)
METHOD OF PREPARATION 1. Heat a tbsp of oil in a heavy bottomed vessel and add dal. Toss them till they turn red. Add the pepper corns and toss for a minute. Turn off heat and cool. 2. In the same vessel, heat another tbsp of oil and add the curry leaves and on low-medium heat, toss them constantly till they change color and turn crisp. Don’t burn them. This could take about 4-5 min. Turn off heat and cool. 3. Grind the toasted dal and pepper corns to a coarse powder. Add the toasted curry leaves and grind to a coarse powder. Remove and keep aside. 4. Heat oil for tempering in the same vessel, add the mustards seeds and let them splutter. Add the Asafoetida and toss for a few seconds. Turn off heat. 5. Add the cooked rice to the tempering, sprinkle salt and turmeric powder. Add the ground curry leaves-spices powder and combine till well blended. Adjust salt. 6. Serve hot with yogurt or chutney of your choice.
TESTA ROSSA CAFFE Make way for Italy’s finest, as Testa Rossa has finally arrived in Hyderabad to give your taste buds, an Italian treat. The cafe believes in a legendary lifestyle and is unique with authenticity in taste and aroma and originality in every flavor and hue. Situated at the home, where Mozart was born and all across Europe, leaving a trail of high design and terrific taste behind the café. A place where you can live with panache, relax with exuberance and laugh with soaring energy and high spirits, the café meets élan with unparalleled poise. The coffee will tantalize you, as will everything else on the menu. Products come across the seas from Italy for guests may then experience what it is to be truly Italian, in taste and style. Our Espresso which was created in 1995 at our roastery Testa Rossa s.r.l. Bulleno is lovingly blended from five of the most precious Arabica Highland coffee beans and traditionally roasted to yield a unique velvety flavor of Testa Rossa Caffe.
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Together As ONE
- By Aditya Tej
Love and compassion for kids and an urge to dedicate and attain something exceptional for them, are what inspired them to reach where they are today. Owners of Kids Avenue boutique and co-sisters - Reema Agrawal, Rakhee Agrawal and Shalini Agrawal, talk to Tulip about their magical bonding among them, a dream they lived unitedly and turning it into a reality…
t all began during a vacation in China. Though being happy with our lives, we always had a thought of doing something for kids. The idea was tempting and after a shopping spree by the streets, we made up our minds to establish a concept store in Hyderabad, dedicating only for kids. The duration of this dream project lasted longer, but sooner, Kids Avenue was successfully launched in 2010. Through this journey, we held continuous support and backing up from our husbands in all the prospects required and would like to thank them for the same. However, the journey has just begun and yet to achieve a lot more. We also contrive to establish this organization, beyond Hyderabad in near future.
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we share a tremendous rapport. We turned over to a level of understanding, where do not complain about things. We have always had unending support and encouragement from our husbands, in all the aspects of life, right from when we got married. Reema : ‘I have two sons (Dhruv and Arnav) and I am totally enjoying my motherhood. We love attending parties and socializing. My husband always advises me not to get stuck in whatever I have in life and to keep moving ahead and dream more.’ Rakhee : ‘I want to thank my parents for bringing to me position where I am today. I have two daughters (Vedika and Aanika). I feel extremely blessed to be a part of their lives, as a mother and the days when they were born, will always remain unforgettable. Ten years from when I got married and to now, there have been arrant balance and harmony among us.’
Shalini : ‘I am blessed with one son (Dheer). I was a simple, reserved, family oriented girl who was always into being a topper, during schooling and college days. Marriage changed my life from good to better and I owe a lot to my husband, who inspired me to do anything, that I always wished to.’ Our passion towards travelling influenced us a lot - We revel traveling which brings the best out of us. And as good as that, we enjoy shopping. Reema states – ‘Over the recent four years, we have been paying a pilgrimage visit to Shirdi and Haji Ali Dargah, once a year. My nearly memorable travelling moments are connected to Istanbul. It’s a place I can holiday anytime, over and over, for it possesses wonderful historical monuments and mosques. Half Europe and half Asia, the city has a balancing combination of cultures, traditions and rituals belonging to these two continents. I have a different taste when it comes to travelling and I prefer exploring places by my own. Journeying to Beirut (Lebanon) is a dream and I hope to fulfill it in near future. Further, holidaying moments at Chicago for more than a month with family and friends, are still anew. We make it a point to sojourn a new place or two, each year.’ With a subtle smile, Reema continues – ‘Journey to Mauritius will always remain special. The undersea walk was a thrilling adventure with my husband.’
Shalini enjoins – ‘I have not travelled much, although I visited New Zealand seven years before. The place almost seems imaginary and unreal. A land of eternal peace and calmness, raw and natural beauty, it offers the best of adventurous sports to tourists. I loved my stay at Auckland.’ Almost always, we have our lunch together, whether it’s going out or having it at work. Beyond Hard Rock Café and Syn, Reema and Rakhee say – ‘We enjoy south Indian thalis at Southern Spice and Abhiruchi, Chutneys for north Indian and Aromas of China for Chinese cuisines. ’ ‘I frequent Little Italy at times, says Shalini. The best places to shop at, are – GVK One and Inorbit malls. ‘Traveling is more than a passion for me. Packing bags may seem boring, but the entire span of journey helps me remember only the best things, after I come back. My best friend lives in San Francisco and visit there quite often. Singapore is a spectacular holiday spot and every place is beautiful there. Learning how to fly a plane and flying it for an hour was the most adventurous activity I made and a great experience I will always remember’, says Rakhee.
On Devotion, Spirituality, Fitness and Lifestyle – We believe in Karma, oneness and pray all Gods. We also believe that there is a constant Godly force existing within us, all through, indicating that there is nothing to be worried about in life, when we look for Him. JULY, 2011 57
Describing each other in one word? Reema : Rakhee – Friendly, Shalini – Workaholic Rakhee : Reema – Fun-loving, Shalini – little sister Shalini : Reema – Encouraging, Rakhee – Guiding. Who is a better cook? Shalini : Reema and Rakhee, for sure! Reema and Rakhee : We are equally good at it! There are no boundaries, dos and donts, as such, as we respect and celebrate all festivals. Reema shares – ‘I also follow a prophet, who lives in Delhi, whom I look up to, as a (guru) Godfather. I visit him along with family, once or even twice a year to seek spiritual blessings and good fortune. We believe in him a lot, for his past predictions have turned true, guiding us towards right paths.’ Being fit and healthy is our priority. Often, we make sure we indulge in versatile fitness activities and insist our families too, to follow it and make it a regular affair. Shalini says – ‘I believe in Yoga and I start my day with it. It, not only has an influence on physical aspect of body, but addresses mind and soul as well. I perform it 5 days a week at Sharmila’s Yoga Zone, which has now become a part of my everyday life. I then return home to make breakfast for my son and husband. Being around, watching them happy all the time, talking with them is what I love to do. As I am religious, I also dedicate 10 minutes of everyday, offering prayers to God. Lunches are at work, but breakfasts and dinners are invariably at home, with family. I owe where I am now, a lot to my family.’ With a dissimilar, yet a productive approach towards fitness, Rakhee says – ‘Daily exercises are a great way to help relieve the stress within your body and it brings a sense of well-being in my life. Yoga is the best way to connect to your inner self. It is the best way to have a good rest of the day. My life has been transformed to good, ever since I started it and I recommend it to all the fitness freaks out there. I also sit at the balcony and watch the lovely greenery around – that’s one of my ideas to have a good time. I continue my day with cooking for family. Reema, Shalini and I, often have this – ‘Special Breakfast Sessions,’ where we all join and have it together, sharing light, memorable moments.’ As a superficial opinion, Reema says – ‘I am not much into fitness but, I enjoy waking up early and go for a long walk. I am talkative and I love to make people around me, happy and that’s my way to attain true peace. I am religious as well as spiritual. Daily prayers to God in the mornings are a must.’ 58 JULY, 2011
Your favourite past time? Reema : Watching TV, listening to music. Rakhee : Dance, Music, Reading books. Shalini : Surfing, walking in a garden, watching TV, spending time with my kid. Who remembers Birthdays and important / personal occasions, better? We all remember them and wish each other. One thing we love to do, apart from work? Family bonding and taking care of it. One best thing about each other? Reema : Rakhe’s perfection towards work and sincerity, Shalini is a great learner. Rakhee : Shalini is dedicated to anything that she wants to achieve in her life. Remma’s enthusiasm and excitement towards work. Shalini : Rakhee is a great cook, Reema is a fun loving person.
HOW TO DO PAPER QUILLING Q
uilling is an art of creating decorative designs from thin strips of curled paper. This age-old art of paper quilling has been around since Renaissance which dates back to about 3 to 4 centuries during when the nuns used small edges trimmed from the Bible pages to create simple, yet beautiful form of artistry. It was an art practiced by ladies in the 18th century and was one of the techniques that young girls of wealthy households were required to learn as part of their studies. The colonists brought the art with them when they emigrated to America. Most of the quilled paper designs which have been preserved are of religious artwork. The art of quilling did die out for a time, but has recently become a very popular craft. This is because of the low cost of the paper supplies needed to make different designs to decorate invitations and boxes and especially pages of scrapbooks, with the increased interest in scrapbooking.
YOU WILL NEED • Strips of paper (⅛ or ¼ inches wide) of varying colors • A slotted quilling tool, • A drop of white glue on a piece of scrap paper and • A toothpick. HERE’S HOW Insert the end of the paper into the slot of the quilling tool 1. Turn the slotted tool towards you. Place your thumb or index finger at the very tip of the slotted tool - this will prevent the paper from slipping off the tool. Use the other fingers to guide the strip of paper so that it rolls into an even plug (called a tight coil). 2. When done, turn the slotted tool a quarter turn away from you. Pull the plug out of the slotted tool. Hint - the coil comes off the tool neatly if you pull the coil off the tool and not pull the tool out of the coil. 3. Use a toothpick to apply a small smidgen of glue onto the free end of the tight coil. Use your finger / a clean toothpick / forceps to press the free end onto the coil. 4. When dry (about 5 seconds), you will have a tight coil. These can be used to make flowers, grapes, eyes and more. DO HEED THE TIPS Always tear your quilling strips before using them, do not cut the paper. The tearing feathers the edge of the paper so the seam blends when you glue the end to hold the shape in place. The needle tool will enable you to produce a fine hole in the center of your tight circles which the slotted tool will not. The start of the paper in the circle will be bent if you use the slotted tool. Always dampen the end of the quilling paper (with your tongue) before rolling on the needle tool. This will make the paper bind together at the outset instead of slipping off the needle. This actually, is the basic trick to use the needle tool. Always roll your quilling paper as close to the tip of the needle tool as possible. You will also have the tightest circle when working at the tip of the needle.
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Mercedez Benz SLS AMG
he car is the first Mercedes automobile designed in-house by AMG and is described by Mercedez Benz as a spiritual successor to the Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing. The SLS AMG will also adapt the feature of wing doors that will swing open upwards on gas struts. The doors must be closed manually as AMG engineers decided against autoclosing systems because the systems would have added 90 pounds to the car. In case of a roll-over, the doors can be fully detached to allow the occupants to leave the vehicle. Nine exclusive paint shades will be available, including two matte finishes. LED head and tail lamps will help make sure the car is visible at all times. Inside, the AMG SLS is clearly airplane inspired in its cockpit design. The car has a long bonnet, the passenger compartment is close to the rear axle and the rear of the car is short. Nappa leather, real metal trim and optional real carbon fiber help set the interior apart from traditional offerings. The performance highlights start under the long, shapely hood. An entirely new intake manifold system, restructured valve gear and camshaft and a de-throttled exhaust system are responsible for the performance boost. 9.5 x 19 inch front and 11 x 20 inch rear wheels wrapped in SLS AMG specific tires help put the power to the ground. With this powertrain, the SLS AMG will accelerate to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds before topping out at about 197 mph.
Rolls Royce Coupe – Black Ruby
riginally created by an Indianbased designing firm for a Maharajah for his private collection, this Rolls Royce model that comes complete with Ferrari Enzo style doors, grille of a Rolls-Royce with the shape of a Nissan Z, packing exotic-style scissor doors and the spirit of the Maybach Exelero, was touched by the Indian designer Dilip Chhabria before it was nicknamed ‘The Black Ruby.’ With one of a kind design, the Black Ruby adds to its uniqueness with butterfly doors and red interiors.
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takes a step forward with an endless challenging mind. It has been a driving force of the Korean economy for last five decades. The history of Hyosung as a leader in key industrial sectors, is one of the most significant parts of the of Korea’s economic development.
t is made of chrome laden front ends, wide 120 mm front tyre and well proportioned rear. Being a low motorcycle (seat height being a low 690 mm) gives a reassuring feeling of a low centre of gravity which adds to its straight line stability. It weighs in at 229 kg dry and that isn’t a lot considering it’s a full-blown cruiser. A 41 mm telescopic suspension up front and oil filled coil spring shockabsorbers, bottom out over large bumps at high speeds.
The braking, handled by a single 300 mm disc, a four-piston caliper up front and a 270 mm two-piston caliper at the rear, requires significant amount of effort to grind to a halt from high speeds. The wide handlebar position will be comfortable while driving through a highway.
SPECIFICATIONS 143mm longer in terms of wheelbase and a phenomenal 281mm longer in terms of overall length, It takes 4.04 seconds to hit 100 kmph from 0 and 33 meters in 3.2 seconds. Displacement - 678cc Engine - Liquid cooled 90° V-twin DOHC Maximum Power - 57.66 Bhp @ 8000 rpm Maximum Torque - 57 Nm @ 6000 rpm Colours – Red, White, Black
he new Hyosung GT650R can be ridden hard, but requires tremendous effort and high concentration levels while driving. The V-twin motor was originally carbureted and this one now features fuel injection, featuring watercooling and is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The package makes an impressive sounding - 73.7PS at 9000 rpm and 60.9 Nm is the peak torque, arriving at a relatively high 7500 rpm. VFD (Vacuum Fluorescent Display) digital speedometer employed only in deluxe automobile is applied for the first time in the world, securing grace and dignity of the big displacement bike. Foot position is employed that 4 steps control is available according to body figure.
SPECIFICATIONS Takes 5.18 seconds to get to 100 kmph from 0, on its way to its 202 kmph top speed. Displacement - 647cc Engine - Liquid cooled 90° V-twin DOHC Maximum Power - 72.68 Bhp @ 9000 rpm Maximum Torque - 60.9 Nm @ 7500 rpm Colours - Ruby Red, Satin Black, White Glory, Cherry and Black, Royal Sunrise, Pure Pelican. JULY, 2011 61
GADGETS AND TECHNOLOGY Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse
lifestyle product, built for both style and utility, the new Arc Touch is the latest update of Microsoft’s Arc wireless mouse series. It is as sleek as Apple’s magic mouse. But unlike the completely touch sensitive magic mouse, the Arc Touch has two plastic physical keys for the left and right click, with a silver touch sensitive scroll in between. It is flat, like a mobile phone in its dormant or off state and is not curved like a normal mouse. Bending it physically not only shapes it into a conventional mouse, but switches it on. It has a couple of unique innovations that convert a mere peripheral to a stylish accessory. A never seen before feature, there is a distinct clicking sound once the mouse snaps into its operating PERFORMANCE - The Arc Touch performs well as a mouse position. The USB connector of the mouse is small and sticks to the magnetic botwith its BlueTrack laser sensor ensuring that the device runs tom of the mouse. smoothly on all surfaces and is very accurate. It gives you a vibration feedback as you scroll. The vibration feedback however lasts for a heartbeat longer than comfortable even after you are done scrolling.
Microsoft Demonstrates Windows 8
y the end of 2011, all the gadget lovers can expect to lay their hands upon the beta version of Windows 8. It is expected to the first tablet oriented operating system. It is going to compete with Google and Apple in the mobile tablet category. Codenamed Windows 8, it sports a completely redesigned interface, featuring tiles similar to Microsoft Windows Phone 7. Windows 8-based PCs will be able to scale from touch-only small screens through to large screens, with / without a keyboard and mouse. Microsoft also announced that all Windows 7 apps and programs will be supported in the new touch-enabled version of Windows and users will be able to seamlessly switch between these apps. The prominent ‘Store’ link seems to suggest that Microsoft will be offering a Windows App Store, much like Apple’s Mac App Store. They also demonstrated for the first time a fully touch-enabled Internet Explorer 10. Microsoft promises that while the interface SIGNIFICANT FEATURES is optimized for touch, it should also work • Live tiles with notifications, showing always up-to-date information from your apps. equally well with a mouse and keyboard. • Fluid, natural switching between running apps.
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Convenient ability to snap and resize an app to the side of the screen, so you can really multitask using the capabilities of Windows.
Fully touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10.
Fast launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen, which replaces the Windows Start menu with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps.
Adam, First Indian-Made Tablet On Sale Again –
ndia’s first home-made tablet Adam is up for grabs again, after being sold out the first time round. First showcased at Consumer Electronics Show 2010, the tablet has been an object of interest and criticism because of its Eden UI. It was one of the first tablets to feature the Pixel Qi display and was hailed by experts as the thing to watch-out for. For all new buyers, the company will ship an upgraded version of the Eden UI, which has now hit version 1.5. Adam originally was released with Google’s Android 2.2 Froyo operating system but now the company claims that they are working on an Android Gingerbread version, which will eventually be upgraded to Android 3.0 Honeycomb. The brand is yet to produce the product in large scale, enough to make a mark.
SIGNIFICANT FEATURES NVidia’s Tegra 250 Dual-Core processor clocking at 1Ghz powers the Adam alongside 1GB of RAM, 10.1 Pixel Qi display with multi-touch support and a resolution of 1024x600, 8 GB of flash memory, a micoSD card slot, a 3.2 megapixel swivel camera and multiple ports including a full sized USB port.
Twitter, Now With Picture Search And Upload –
icro-blogging domain Twitter has updated its search feature to show you not only relevant tweets, but relevant photos and videos as well. Use the search box on the Twitter website and you’ll now be presented with a bunch of thumbnail images in the right hand column. Twitter has also outlined plans to make photo sharing simpler. In the near future, it also allows you to attach snaps to a tweet from within Twitter.com, and this will also roll out to all official Twitter mobile apps.
Asus Eee Pad MeMo 3D, gets official –
irst spotted back at CES in January, the Android Honeycomb-based Asus Eee Pad MeMO tablet has just been official launched and slated for release – and now it’s in 3D. Asus has bestowed glasses-free 3D tech upon the 7in 1024x600 display, allowing you to ogle pop-out vids without the need to slip on an uncomfortable pair of bins. The MeMO also comes with a MeMIC Bluetooth headset that will have handsfree chatting facility. JULY, 2011 63
Floral Fragnances D
ip into the season with a fragrance that is quintessentially summer. Embrace the sweetsmelling scents which bring you nature in a bottle. This season look for a refreshing fragrance with notes of lotus lily, creamy musk sans fruity melons, pineapples and mint leaves with an oceanic aroma. For the perfect summer fragrances, first off, it should be light and crisp. A mélange of fruits and flowers would be perfect. Sweetness is astaple but it should not be heavy or cloyingly sweet. Next, add hints of musk, amber and patchouli. These notes are what make scents more exciting. A sprinkle here and there of musky sweetness leaves a very sensual trail. You don’t want your perfume to evaporate into thin air after an hour or so, don’t you? Floral perfumes are those fragrances are dominated by one or several types of flower notes. These perfumes are mostly feminine and popular with women. Floral perfumes represent the essence of love and romance and are not only the oldest fragrances but the most popular too. Floral perfumes can be single floral fragrances with one single flower scent or several blended together to produce a unique scent. Here are some perfumes to inspire your collection of summer fragrances.
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CALVIN KLEIN ETERNITY Eternity Summer Limited Edition for 2011 is inspired by the sunny meadows of wild flowers and gentle breeze to awaken the memories of light and warm summer days. The composition opens with notes of lily of the valley, violet and coriander. The heart includes a bouquet of gardenia, jasmine and lotus, settled at the base of musk, mimosa and fig tree.
RALPH COOL Ralph Cool is a like a bunch of summer fruits. There’s watermelon, kiwi and lots of apples! It has a floral-aquatic appeal – such freshness that reminds you of the summer rains in June. It also contains cucumber peels, lemon notes and the usual sensual wood accords, musk and vetiver. Ralph Cool is more of a sporty fragrance and perfect for someone who has an active lifestyle.
FASHION TOMMY GIRL
Tommy Girl - Summer is a limited edition inspired by blooming flowers and freshness of water, which glitters and shines in warm summer days. Calming notes line up and resemble the first fragrance of the house, but softened and sophisticated, perfect for summer. It’s beautiful red flacon with a cap decorated with white details hides a fine composition which reminds us of the scent of freshly picked flowers.
Burberry Brit is a sexy, eccentric perfume with touches of lime, icy pear and green almond. It also has hints of white peony, sugared almond, mahogany wood, amber, vanilla beans and tonka beans. Burberry Brit is a fragrance that keeps the tradition but with a modern sound, it brings the English irony and English dignity. It opens with fresh notes of green lemon, frosted pear and white almond.
PAUL SMITH ROSE L’AIR DU TEMPS NINA RICCI The floral fragrance with light and airy notes describes perfectly the successor of the famous fragrance by the house of Nina Ricci.
Paul Smith Rose perfume is a fresh floral fragrance for women. It comes with a blend of different scents like Turkish rose oil, green tea along with light sparkling smell of Magnolia and violet flowers. The perfume receives its further structure and depth with fine touch of Cedar. It is a great fragrance for summer.
COACH Fresh, charming and elegant, Coach Eau de Toilette Summer Edition celebrates modern beauty with a wink of playfulness, a heart of pretty genet and an impression that wraps you in smooth, comfortable warmth. Playful fruity notes of mandarin, fresh raspberries and luscious guava nature print, impart a joyfully juicy sparkle. Flirty freesia, marigold and violet leaves round out the fruits with layers of light texture.
ISSEY MIYAKE L’EAUD’ ISSEY SUMMER The limited edition L’Eau d’Issey Summer Eau de Toilette is inspired by the freshness and purity of water and is reminiscent of a crisp rainforest waterfall in aroma and design. Notes of Lotus, Cyclamen and Freesia dance around rose water and white lily; woods and musk notes deliver an earthy base. This sweet, fresh fragrance is sparkling and luminous like the ocean in July, but it’s use can take you well beyond hotter months for a burst of summer feeling through the winter.
GIORGIO ARMANI ACQUA DI GIO POUR HOMME A resolutely masculine fragrance born from the sea, the sun, the earth, and the breeze of a Mediterranean island. Transparent, aromatic and woody in nature Aqua Di Gio Pour Homme is a contemporary expression of masculinity, in an aura of marine notes, fruits, herbs and woods.
DKNY BE DELICIOUS Juiced Pink through and through, it begins with effervescent pink grapefruit and bright Freesias. Its exuberant floral heart includes lily of the valley and pink rose petals, an especially alluring and playful combination when matched with notes of sweet pea and apple blossom. In the heart of the fragrance, a soft layer of palisander wood and vetiver mist mingle with a whisper of white musks, enhancing this delicate scent with a lasting, blissful touch of pleasure.
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ostered in Hyderabad and flourished as distinguished couturier. I still remember the day we started with a big affiance and exerted with grit. I polished my knowledge with preeminent ordinance. I am inclined towards keeping myself mild and let my work do the talk. The brimming revelation I get is from my elder brother (Tejas Hindocha) who has constantly endeavored in strengthening our firm. Evolve is a label that brings to mind the glorious craftsmanship, the magnificence of luxurious fabrics and the grandeur of rich and unique hues. What brings you to the world of designs? I have always been fascinated towards maintaining a style statement. Gradually, I aced designing for different inhabitants with distinct tinge. So in the continuous process of keeping myself indulged, I always want to cater people with discrete semblance. Amidst the big wigs, where does your competition lie? Well, I am not into competition. The big wigs may still compete and I will still go my way. What is your expertise?
As an identification, Evolve’s expertise lies in natural fabrics with traditional works. Above all, comes the priority to maintain the current trend. The spice is in designing what I believe in and making fashion something inimitable. Which colour is the new black for you? Colours are to play with Silhouettes you want to work with? Champagne flute A dream silhouette you thought could be valued more? Silhouttes are numerous and experimenting with each, is the fun, in designing. Models or Actors? Actors Lean is in or voluptuous takes the pie away? Lean is in! The new whiz-kid on the block barring the genius ‘you’? None Your ultimate muse? Creativity The John Galliano of designing? Tejas Hindocha The kind of fabric you love to work on? Worsteds Best dressed female in town? Obviously, my fiancé! One dress everyone should possess? Bathrobe 66 JUNE, 2011
Evolve Since our establishment in 2003, we have been relentlessly
catering to varied requirements of our customers. We both have made intelligent accords to make the quality and service, noticeable. Our blend is self synthesized. We have a unit with almost every mechanism used for forming a garment. So apparently the end product would stand to be antithetic than the usual bodega. Still we make sure that we make fashion at its best keeping the trend alive. Evolve shall embrace you unabashedly more as a guest, than as a patron.
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Harish & Renu Sethi
Kanika & Pankhuri
Together Forever Mr. Harish Sethi hosted sangeet party for his daughter Juhi Sethi at a star hotel. Mrs. and Mr. Sethi played the perfect host for the evening. The friends of the bride danced on the polular Bollywood tracks. Pankhuri showed some great moves on the stage to celebrate her brotherâ€™s wedding. People were having a good time dancing and enjoying delicious food.
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Shipra & Vicky
Aparna & Pooja
Sonia & Ravneek
Abiram & Sahil Gulati
Ashish & Palak
Ashwini & Abhinay
8th Anniversary party of LIQUIDS
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Liquids celebrated itâ€™s 8th Anniversary in a grand style. People who attended the party, experienced the best of dance tracks from far-famed DJs like - Aqeel, Rame, Ayesha Pramanik and Priyanjana, all through four consecutive days of celebrations. Not only frequent party goers, but also celebrities and several new faces were captured grooving into the music, dancing and posing for photos with friends.
Oraya & Machell
Mala Zara & Faraz Naseer & Hamed
Wajid & Aamir Javed
SCREENING @ INOX READY Movie Aadarsh
Mir & Zakia
Special screening of Salman Khan’s latest flick – Ready, at INOX, attracted a huge crowd. Many known faces were spotted during this event organized by Naseer and Hamed. The crowd liked the movie as they walked out satisfied and happy.
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Nisha & Pragati
Parties @ B&C, 10D, Touch & Kismet
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Previous week, the city of Hyderabad experienced the best of Nightlife events and parties at the best and the most happening places. Many new faces, along with frequent party goers were captured having a good time with their close buddies, dancing to the DJâ€™s music. Models, Tollywood stars and celebrities were seen communicating with each other.
Vartika (r) with friend
Sheetal & Roshini
Sameera & Umar
Reshma & Pari
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Sneha & Uma
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Ali Akbar, Hasnain & Asad
BISMILLAH CEREMONY Hasnain Saberi and his son were felicitated by many of their relatives and close friends, during this auspicious observance. Several high profile guests were seen enjoying the evening with the hosts, relishing on delicious and authentic food. Guests were also captured wearing traditional and ethnic wear, matching the occasion.
(R) Adnan with kids
Anil & Abbas
Nadia & Fauzan
Ali & Nausheen
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The marriage of Suraj and Tara happened in a luxurious way, at Marriott Hyderabad. The couple was dressed in traditional attires. It was a sheer visual delight to all the guests as the venue too offered the best of delectable dishes and decorative surroundings, for the wedding.
Sameer & Qutub
Aanchal, Ruchita & Suchita
This housewarming party had a notable Sufi artist, who had flown down all the way to the venue, in order to entertain the crowd. The decor sported during this event was exceedingly beautiful and conventional. The guests were seen dressed to the occasion and the whole event was accompanied by music played on the background.
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Avnish & Sonali
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Aarti & Ashwini
Pujitha & Sipika
Sirisha (r) with friend
READY MOVIE Screening
MPL group along with Sethiâ€™s and Bisket organised the screening of Bollywood movie - Ready. It was a wonderful evening and everyone seemed excited to see the magic of Salman Khan on screen. People gave their perfect click for the shutterbugs.
Jitendra & Vinod Agarwal
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The wedding of Khatija Banu (daughter of Md. Basheer Vakil) with Md. Nadeem (son of Md. Sikander), was a grand event. High profile guests like Mr. Ahmadullah (Minister of Minorities), Feroz Khan (PRP Leader) and many were seen enjoying the authentic Hyderabadi delicacies, following the occasion.
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Aries (March 21 – April 20) Tarot card ‘The Three of Cups’ indicates you that a flower fragrance is sailing towards you with love, wealth and good luck. Opportunities pay heed to the words of the most experienced and trustworthy. Keep a check on your feeling and trust your own mind. Look below the surface in order to understand more deeply what people say and also to ensure that your plans guide you to success, says the tarot card, ‘The Moon’. Wear pink for good luck. Your lucky number is 6. Tuesday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear diamond gemstone. Take care of your head. Your planet is Mars. Karmic tip – Happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts and deeds.
Taurus (April 21 – May 21) Tarot card ‘The Chariot’ indicates that, new contractors lead you to business opportunities. You health flourishes. Avoid non-vegetarian food, alcoholic on Sundays and Thursdays. As long as you work hard at making full use of your imagination, invention and talents, you shall see your wealth multiply manifold. Lie back and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Everything grows by leaps and bounds, if you exercise your mind and artistic skills, says the tarot card ‘Knight of Pentacles.’ Wear yellow for good luck. Your lucky number is 18. Friday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear emerald. Take care of your throat. Your planet is Venus. Karmic tip – Perceive, conceive, believe and achieve - these should be the mottos of life.
Gemini (May 22 – June 21) Tarot card ‘The Five of Pentacles’ indicates you should try to welcome and accept the constant change in your life. They come for growth, to which you have to ascend to new heights, but never mind if you have to start from the scratch, all over again (for instance - Career, Business, Property). The world is the ultimate goal for total enlightenment, says the tarot card ‘The strength.’ Wear yellow for good luck. Your lucky number is 16. Wednesday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear garnet and Chandra Yantra of eight metals around neck. Take care of your arms. Your planet is Mercury. Karmic tip – Believe in your dreams and work hard to achieve them.
Cancer (June 22 – July 22) Tarot card ‘The Star’ indicates that harmony, serenity, peace and hope are the keys which come in your life after a major change. Things seem to be exceedingly good for you. You have a chance to make big money, but be wary of taking risks, plans which seemed mere dreams in the past, are now becoming reality to capture your dreams, says the tarot card ‘The Emperor.’ Offer seven types of food grains equal to your weight to a holy place. Wear brown for good luck. Your lucky number is 21. Monday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear pearl gemstone. Take care of your chest. Your planet is Moon. Karmic tip - Have goals which give you direction, purpose and meaning to life.
Leo (July 23 – August 23) Tarot card ‘Three of Cups’ indicates that your too much joy may lead to sadness and grief. Learn to differentiate between worldly pleasures and logical ones. Although some relationships may have been ended, new ones seem to be entering. So keep your options and your mind open to new romance. Hard work in the past will bring big rewards both financially and emotionally, says the tarot card ‘The Sun.’ Wear blue or yellow for good luck. Your lucky number is 4. Sunday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear gemstone ruby. Take care of your spine. Your planet is Sun, so offer prayers to Sun God. Karmic tip - Never close your lips to those who are close to your heart.
Virgo (August 24 – September 23) Tarot card ‘Four of Swords’ indicates that you should try your best to succeed in business, relationships and property. Even if you do reach your goal, the joy of triumph might be tinged with clouds of sorrow. Direct all your energies into succeeding in whatever you do. Remember, success not only takes into account minute details but also the results of all your actions and price that you have to pay for true success, says the tarot ‘The Justice.’ Wear blue for good luck. Your lucky number is 22. Wednesday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear gemstone agate (Diamond). Take care of your stomach. Your planet is Mercury. Karmic tip- You cannot always control circumstances but you can control your our thoughts and actions.
Libra (September 24 – October 23) Tarot card ‘The Hanged Man’ indicates that you have to cast off old ideas and old ways of doing things which have no progress, growth, satisfaction of health/wealth and peace. Learn to embrace new challenges and opportunities. Pull on the inner reservoirs of your energy and start a new journey to reshuffle all your achievement dreams, says the tarot card ‘The Wheel of Fortune.’ Wear orange for good luck. Your lucky number is 5. Friday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear gemstone sapphire. Take care of your Kidneys. Since your element is air. Your planet is Venus. Offer water to the rising Sun. Karmic tip – To conquer a joy is more valuable than giving oneself unto a sorrow.
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22) Tarot card ‘king of Cups’ indicates that you double check whatever advice you take from others on career or personal relationships. Go deeper into the psyche of people who may portray a false thing and hide real intentions. Keep a check on your feelings and trust your own mind and train you conscience to be confident. Remember always to be self confident, says the tarot card ‘The World.’ Wear pink are good luck. Your lucky number is 21. Tuesday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear Opal (Diamond) or Navratan ring. Take care of your Bowels. Your planet is Pluto. Karmic tip - There are only two ways to live your life, one is as though nothing is a miracle, and the other is as though everything is a miracle.
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Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) Tarot card ‘The Lovers’ indicates that love is blind and an unconventional relationship either in career or business, turns to be the bond of marriage, meeting through work or business situation. His or her family for all support and love will enable you to gain gratitude by sharing wealth, says the tarot card ‘The High Priestess.’ Wear yellow for good luck. Your lucky number is 6. Saturday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear topaz. Take care of your skeletal system. Your planet is Saturn. Gift a box of chocolate or flowers to your beloved. Karmic tip - The human heart at whatever age opens only to the heart that opens in return.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18) Tarot card ‘Ace of Pentacles’ indicates that you should live by ‘As You Sow, So You Reap’ proverb. Business relations seem to be a burden because you may not be able to keep things under control. If you learn to make sure that you have analyzed it carefully and considered any risks which may be involved, you will surely reach the road of red roses and sweet fragrance, says the tarot ‘The Sun.’ Wear purple for good luck. Your lucky number is 8. Saturday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear blue sapphire. Take care of your ankles. Your planet is Uranus. Donate Channa dal, jaggery, red cloth to sun at place of worship. Karmic tip – Lessons in life are learnt through mistakes.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20) Tarot card ‘The Moon’ indicates that your power gives an opportunity to be happy and successful. It is time to make the right decision on professional or personal relations. But remember to beware of relatives, strangers and disruptive forces. Learn to listen to spiritual music, says the tarot card ‘The High Priestess.’ Wear green for good luck. Your lucky number is 2. Thursday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear diamond and jade. Take care of your feet and ankles. Your planet is Neptune. Donate black articles like blankets etc., to the poor. Karmic tip - Love is a gift from heaven. Not a single one of us can escape its touch.
FORTUNE Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21) Tarot card ‘The Ace of Pentacles’ indicates you that money seems to flow through your fingers and expenses are rising. Cross the hurdles in your path to attain success. You may lack the ability to show stamina. Place worldly pleasures above everything else and work, laying down a strong economic base. You need to seek the inner strengths and wisdom, says the tarot card ‘The Temperance.’ Wear purple for good luck. Your lucky number is 11. Thursday is your lucky day. It is advisable to wear amber. Take care of your Liver. Your planet is Jupiter. Donate black cloth on Sundays to poor or holy place. Karmic tip - Love and sympathy are the divine passions of human heart.
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