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Editor-in-Chief Jaffri Y. info@pardesmagazine.com Creative & Art Director Halima Yousuff hdesign@pardesmagazine.com

COVER STORY P.16-21

• keep kids safe Managing Director Mohammed Imran imran@pardesmagazine.com Public Relation Georgia Harmeet Singh Pandha Rizwan Muhammad Photographer Akbar Hakim (Hakim’s Studio) Abroad Relation Mumbai India Kavita Nalwa Assit. Graphic Designer Tahira Mariam Shahan Irfan Contributors & Columnists Caitlin E. O’Conner Sarah Gulati, Esq. Dr. Kinna Patel, DPM Aruna Moidu Publisher Wholesaleprinted Inc.

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Plus don’t miss all this Community 60 Sonu Nigam 61 Queen of Ghazal, Munni Begum 62 Coral Springs Marriott

Beauty 36 Latest Skin Care Tips Exclusively for Summer

Business 46 India’s Imports of Palm Oil Expected to Rise during Ramadan

Health 26 Holy Month of Ramadan to Assist Smokers in Kicking Habit 12 Lifestyle Diseases Like Diabetes and Hypertension on a Rapid Rise 58 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Increases the Risk of Heart Failure

Lifestyle 50 Sex Offenders: What Should You Tell Your Children? 54-55

Bollywood Mirchi

- Shahrukh Khan: The Second-Wealthiest Star in the World

- Is All Okay between Salman Khan and Himesh Reshammiya?

-Who’s That Girl? That’s Kriti Sanon

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Sport 30-31 Predictions for the Top Favorites for Football World Cup 2014

All material appearing in Pardes Magazine is copyright unless otherwise stated or it may rest with the provider of the supplied material. Pardes Magazine takes all care to ensure information is correct at time of printing, but the publisher accepts no responsibility or liability for the accuracy of any information contained in the text or advertisements. Views expressed are not necessarily endorsed by the publisher or editor. We reserve the right to edit any articles and ads to fit our requirements.

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theeditor “Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle

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make many decisions at Pardes Magazine every day. Even in these days of nonstop Tweets, Facebook posts and test alerts presenting information online, none of them is as important as what will appear on our front page. It is not a decision I take lightly. Some days, the choice is obvious; I know the second I wake up, those are the easy days. Then there are the ones when absolutely nothing is going on. Those are more difficult. But they’re not the ones that keep me up at night. That is reserved for the stories that I know are going to draw a strong reaction in the community. Like this one: how to protect your child. I found myself grappling with on this day we will learn from one another what a magazine is and what it can be in our always-changing new world. I will be the first to admit, I didn’t know whether having a child was part of my game plan. I’d always liked my life the way it was; I worked hard, I played just as hard, and I loved my free time. Which is why, when I did have my daughter, and son, three years ago, I think I wrestled more than most with the idea of incorporating me and motherhood. However, what I ended up doing surprised me even more than it did those who knew me best: I quit my

high-profile job to stay home with my new babies, and I did so for the next three years. While I got to know (and Elmo, and Dora, and the “Yo Gabba Gabba!” gang), I learned that while perhaps I wasn’t all that bad at this parenting thing--actually, I loved it--the key was finding ways to not build my life solely around the label of “mom.” I still snuck off for weekend escapes, stayed (too) late at events and nights out with my girlfriends, and wore five-inch heels and black leather pants. I tried not to beat myself up when I simply couldn’t develop a taste for mommy playgroups or Gymboree classes or the multitude of other signature “I’m a mom!” calling cards. It took some time, but I got used to the idea that it was still okay to be me, just with this amazing little person attached. My struggle was certainly not the struggle of the majority of my mom friends, most of whom took to motherhood like fish to water (phenomenal women, all); but part of being a good parent is knowing that if you’re happy, your kid will be happy. What happened with me might not be the most popular topic to discuss--we’re all supposed to just glow, right?—but I find more and more women who, when I talk about it, pull me aside and whisper, “That was me, too.”

Jaffri Y.

Magazines are about trust and partnership: We, the editors, will strive always to keep you engaged; you, the readers, are free to engage with us or to reject us. But enough theory: Let me tell you about this June issue of Pardes, a article I particularly like because it combines a great read and helps parents to keep their children safe. I kept that idea close at hand when Imran started talking about making this magazine. We thought about the content, be it trends, tips, recipes, or parents, and how it should reflect on us. Whether that makes sense to everyone, I’m not sure. But I do know that if it makes sense to me, it will probably make sense to you, especially if you’re reading Pardes Magazine. Stay with us—and expect more.

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editor-in-chief, “Self-respect cannot be hunted. It cannot be purchased. It is never for sale. It cannot be fabricated out of public relations. It comes to us when we are alone, in quiet moments, in quiet places, when suddenly realize that, knowing the good, we have done it; knowing the beautiful, we have served it; knowing the truth we have spoken i” ~Whitney Griswold

To start, let me say that I am a magazine enthusiast, a junkie who from my earliest school days has been obsessed with flipping through the pages of magazines, first absorbed in their images and stories, later assigning and editing my own. it is still and foremost the work of an editorial team for a discerning audience, a beautiful and meaningful— we hope—package of ideas, words and images that a group of experts prepares for its readers.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Increases the Risk of Heart Failure Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are serious conditions, but the bad news is that they can also give rise to lethal complications involving organs outside the digestive system, such as the heart. According to a recent study, there was an increased risk for patients having IBD of being admitted to hospitals for heart failure, particularly when disease activity increases. It was concluded by the researchers that patients with IBD should be examined for heart problems for early detection of heartrelated complications. The study comprised as many as 5,436,647 Danish inhabitants of or above 18 years of age, without any history of heart failure or IBD. The participants were monitored from January 1, 1997 until first hospitalization for death, heart failure or December 31, 2011. IBD was developed by 23,681 participants during this period. The re-

searchers monitored these new cases throughout the study, documenting the disease activity of the participants. Flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease meant being prescribed medication or hospitalized after a period of disease inoperativeness. Persistent activity showed that the participant was being prescribed medication or hospitalized repeatedly. Follow-up was conducted by the researchers for an average of twelve years with the reference or general citizen group, and for six years with the inflammatory bowel disease group. During the period of the study, 171,405 participants from the general citizen group and 553 from the IBD group were hospitalized due to heart failure. In the IBD group, the heart failure rate was 3.68 cases per thousand person-years. In the reference group, the rate was 2.69 cases per thousand person-years. As a result, the researchers determined that the participants with inflammatory bowel diseases had 37% more chance of being hospitalized with heart failure than the reference group. When IBD group participants had flare-ups of their condition, there was a 2.54 times increase in the risk of being hospitalized for heart failure. When there was persistent activity, there was a 2.73 times greater risk of hospitalization of the IBD patients owing to heart failure. It was observed that the risk of heart failure could be lowered by treatment to reduce the number and length of inflammatory bowel disease episodes.

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It has been shown by previous studies that IBD can harm the body in more ways than one. Eye, liver, skin, bones, muscles and blood-related problems are also common.

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Most often, sexual predators are people kids know

Are you looking for tools for improve family safety? Do you wonder what steps you can take to keep your children from being abused? How can you tell if your school is a safe place for your child? Are you worried about registered sex offenders in your community? Learn how establishing good family boundaries can help keep children safe. Find out how healthy sex education can support a child. Get support and guidance for safety planning when you’re notified of a registered sex offender in your community.

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and victimization of children is education. If we want to stop these terrible, ugly acts, we must teach our children to become aware and proactive.

afe Most people do not want to hear about Child molestation and would prefer to pretend that it doesn‘t occur. We know, however, that this is simply not the case.

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Kidnapping is one of the scariest dangers parents face. How can you educate your kids and keep them safe from an abductor? Start with these five tips. Most often, sexual predators are people kids know. How do you help them tell the good from the bad? These resources and tips -- some from organizations created by parents of high-profile kidnapping victims like Polly Klaas and Megan Kanka -- can help.

How to Spot a Child Molester: Probably well-known and liked by the family and the child. May be a man or a woman, married or single. May be a child, adolescent, or adult. May be a parent, step-parent, relative, family friend, teacher, clergyman, baby-sitter, or anyone who comes into contact

with children on a regular basis. Is likely to be a stable, employed, and respected member of the community. May be highly educated; education and intelligence don’t prevent someone from being a child molester.

As you can see, it can be anyone! A sexual predator will do just about anything to meet his/her needs. They will go to extremes to develop a good relationship with your child and will use misuse of power in that relationship to get what they want and avoid getting caught. Misused power can include: blackmail or bribes; misuse of trust; threats against loved ones;

To stop this abuse, we must discover ways

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physical strength; force and even weapons. Once an imbalance of power is established, the child becomes trapped.

What you would hear from a sexual predator: • I convince your child that he is responsible for my behavior. • I make your child think that no one will believe them if they tell. • I tell your child you will be disappointed in him for what he has done with me. • I warn your child that he will be punished if he tells. • I may threaten your child with physical violence against him, a loved one, or even a pet. • I may make your child feel sorry for me. • I may be so good at manipulating children that your child may try to protect me because I have convinced him that he loves me.

Becoming Proactive: The best way to prevent a child molester from trapping your child is to establish open communication. Let your child know


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that you love him unconditionally and there is nothing that he can’t talk with you about. The child who is seeking adult mentorship from someone other than his parents is a wide-open target for a child molester. Discuss in depth the differences between a good secret (i.e., a special surprise that will make someone happy) and a bad secret (i.e., anything that makes the child feel uncomfortable or anything that is hurtful or harmful to someone). Explain that you would never want your child to keep a bad secret. Tell your child that the body parts covered by a swimming suit are different from other body parts. They are special, private and their own. Body parts covered by swimsuits should never be touched by anyone you as a parent are not aware of. Know where your child is at all times and pay special

attention to who he is spending time with, and how much time he is spending with people. It takes a long time for a Kid Trapper to groom a child. With child victimization, we cannot undo what has already been done. Our only option is to move forward, heal, and prevent it from happening again.

Here are 10 steps from experts that

sexual abuse, according to the

happen to your child. It’s estimated that one out of every four girls and one out of six boys will experience

ciation. Recognize that the 2. predator will most likely be someone you know.

Recognize

1. sexual abuse could American Psychological Asso-

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Chances are it won’t be a stranger offering your child candy on the playground: More than 90% of the time, the child knows the predator in some way, according to the organization Childhelp. The predator could be a family member, a teacher, a coach or a trusted friend.

Teach your child NO – GO –

parents, and that’s why we insist that they hug people. We don’t want people to think we’re rude,” Bloom said. “But really it’s a terrible lesson for our kids.” Teach your children about 6. good touch, bad touch. Teach your child that she has control over her body and should say “no” to touches that make her uncomfortable.

Teach your child what to do if someone tries to molest him or her. Cohen suggests saying: “No, go, tell.” No means saying no to sexual advances. Go means to get away as quickly as possible. Tell means to tell someone immediately about what’s happening.

The University of Missouri has more information teaching your kids about “good touch, bad touch.”

The Sanford, Florida, police department has more information on “No, go, tell.”

Don’t let your guard down just because someone is charming. That kind of behavior is reason to put your guard up. Predators “are very good at ingratiating themselves with children,” said Dr. Judith Cohen, medical director for the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Be suspicious of adults who try to 3. spend time alone with your child. Of course your child will spend time with adult friends, teachers and coaches. But beware of the ones who make an effort to be alone with your child, who shower your child with gifts or who speak of having a “special relationship” with your child. Avoid situations where your child 4. could be molested. “If your child wants to go on a sleepover, you should know those parents, especially if your child is young,” said Dr. Paula Bloom, a psychologist in private practice in Atlanta. “If you don’t know the parents, don’t let them sleep over, even if it would be convenient for you.” If your child is going on an overnight trip, such as with a Scouts group or an athletic team, Bloom says to ask about the sleeping arrangements and “who will have access to whom.” Don’t insist that your child hug 5. someone. Too often, parents tell a child to hug or kiss a relative or friend, as in, “Aunt Susie’s here from Florida. Go give her a hug.” This is a mistake, Bloom says. It’s not that Aunt Susie is necessarily a threat to your child, it’s that children should hug only people they want to hug. “We worry about how we’re perceived as

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8. Make it easy for your child to tell you he’s been molested.

“If you scream at your child for spilling milk, a culture will develop in your family where your child will think, ‘I can’t talk to my parents about anything big. They’re going to freak out,” Bloom said. “Let your child know it’s safe to talk to you about anything.” Know the warning signs that your child has been sexu9. ally molested. If your child has nightmares and there’s no other explanation, or if she has mood swings or develops a new or unusual fear of certain people or places, those could be signs she’s been molested, according to the group Stop It Now! Trust your instincts – and your child’s, too

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This is probably the single most important piece of advice. If someone makes you uncomfortable, that’s reason enough to keep your child away from that person. “So often, we try to talk ourselves out of what our instincts are telling us because we don’t want to be mean or judge other people,” Bloom said. “But our instincts are usually right.” Your child’s instincts are usually right, too. “If your kid tells you they’re uncomfortable, that in and of itself is important,” Bloom said. “They don’t have to be able to tell you why they’re uncomfortable. It’s just enough to know that they are.”

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ith Ramadan approaching, Muslim tobacco smokers are increasing their efforts to kick the addiction. Ramadan is expected to begin on June 28th and many smokers are gearing up to fast for long hours. According to many, this period is the perfect opportunity to get rid of the addiction permanently. Muslims do not smoke, drink or eat during the day while Ramadan is on. Mohsin Ali, a Sharjah resident, is determined to put an end to the bad habit this time. In fact, he has already begun therapy to assist him in preparing his body and mind before the commencement of Ramadan. He has been struggling for four years to quit smoking. A daily increase is being registered by the anti-smoking clinic at the Department of Preventive Medicine, Sharjah, in the numbers of smokers looking for assistance to stop smoking permanently before Ramadan arrives. A distinctive “quit smoking” program is being run by the clinic, designed to meet the requirements of smokers keen to get fully prepared for the long hours of fasting. According to the head of the clinic, Dr. Ibrahim Jabir, around seven new patients are often received by the clinic daily. But the number has gone up staggeringly in the last few weeks. Having been aware of this trend for quite some time, they now get ready to welcome huge numbers of patients before Ramadan. They also organize therapy programs to help reduce the levels of nicotine in their bodies so that health complications can be avoided. Abdullah Khamis, a resident of Sharjah, who has been attending such programs at the clinic since May, says that he often feels the necessity to quit but is not able to find a suitable diversion that can distract him when he feels the urge to puff. He feels that fasting at the time of Ramadan will provide him with a better opportunity to quit. According to another resident of Sharjah, Razzak Khan, he tried to kick off the habit during earlier Ramadans but soon found himself going back to it. He concludes that commitment is important and so is assistance from those around you. He lacks both of them and owing to the demanding nature of his job as a sales agent, he finds it tougher to stay away from smoking. Dr. Jabir points out that the long hours of fasting help in lessening the levels of poison in the body of a smoker, thereby preparing it for the act of quitting.

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Dr. Jabir also has a piece of advice for those who are somehow not able to visit anti-smoking clinics. He suggests they use nicotine patches. These patches will help them quit the habit slowly during Ramadan. The required levels of nicotine are sustained in the body by the patches without annulling the fast. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that nearly 6 million people lose their lives every year from smoking tobacco. Of them, the number of passive smokers is 600,000. Sharjah is gearing up to become the first-ever city in the Arab world to be acknowledged as a “health city” by WHO.


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razil is hosting World Cup 2014, which will open June 12 and, needless to say, this team is a clear favorite from the start. Everybody is expecting Brazil to win its sixth title but then, in the world of football, anything can happen! You cannot dismiss the likes of Argentina, Germany and Spain as mere also-rans. They are considered to be Brazil’s key competitors.

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2002 with the Selecao. That was the last time Brazil triumphed. He is a focused manager and one of the key features of his team is defensive solidity. Then you have Captain Thiago, one of the world’s best defenders. A certain freedom is indeed given to Brazil’s attack by a 4-2-3-1 formation, but it is slightly top-heavy. Another weak point is the transition from defense to the strikers. A question mark also hangs over the focus and form of Neymar, Brazil’s main man. This is because his transfer to Barcelona invited a much-publicized tax-related investigation. Also, the Catalan club failed to retain the Liga title.

Spain The Spanish cannot be overlooked, being leading world champions and having aced two European championships. They are particularly known for their tiki-taka style, used for wearing down rivals. Spain conceded just three goals in the UEFA qualifying matches. They have an enviable defensive record. But their route to the final won’t be very smooth, as they may face Italy in the quarter-finals and Argentina in the semifinals.

Argentina Argentina’s progress has been noteworthy under the guidance of coach Alejandro Sabella. Lionel Messi can also be seen now to repeat his club form. Then there are strong supporting players such as Angel di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero. But unlike Spain and Brazil, their defense is not strong. Also, they are likely to face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in the quarter-finals and Spain in the semifinals.

Germany The Germans have, arguably, the best midfield. Their players, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Philipp Lahm, have 100 caps and are in their best form. Their weakness is down the flanks. Also, if we go by history, they can falter against the bigger teams in the latter stages. They finished third in 2010 and 2006. In the semifinals, they will probably face Brazil. A case of déjà vu might happen. So, home advantage might not spell victory for Brazil.

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very woman wants flawless skin care irrespective of whether it’s winter or summer. This is because the moment you step out in the sun, you get exposed to a massive amount of dirt and other harmful elements. Summer is particularly difficult because you also have to battle sweat. Here are some cool skin care tips exclusively for the dread season called summer: • Moisturize your skin on a regular basis. Use a good moisturizer that can also assist in hydrating it. If your skin is oily, use oil-free moisturizers. • Rose water can keep your skin glowing and healthy. Use a moisturizer with a high SPF content so that your skin is protected from the harmful sun rays. Also, you cannot afford to compromise your daily cleansing routine. This has to be religiously followed in the morning as well as at night. • While cleaning your skin, gently massage it in an upward direction. This prevents premature aging.• While washing your face, always make use of cotton pads. They enable you to rub the skin more smoothly and easily. Avoid pulling, tugging or scrubbing too hard. • Prepare a facial mask and apply it at least twice or thrice a week. If you do not have time to do it, visit a parlor. Facial masks are helpful for the skin.

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• Always use mild cleansers to protect your skin. Exfoliation is also important. Choose a calm scrub. They are ideal for scraping the dirt off your skin. They also help remove dead skin. • No matter how tired you are, remove your makeup before going to bed. Keeping it on as it can result in the appearance of pores. Your skin can become dry and dull if you ignore this advice. • Choose a foundation that matches your skin tone. Apply it over your chin, forehead and cheeks and then blend it equally. You will get a flawless look. Do not ignore the inner corner area near the bridge of your nose. If you follow these tips religiously, you can expect a glowing and fresh look even in this scorching heat. Just do not compromise on your skincare regimen and practice it unfailingly


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India’s Imports of Palm Oil Expected to Rise during Ramadan

India’s imports of palm oil are expected to increase during this time owing to the Ramadan. There is an increased demand for cooking oil during this holy month for Muslims. This is because its consumption increases at this time while Muslims come together for collective feasts in breaking their fast. India is the top importer of palm oil in the world. Malaysian futures should be supported by higher acquisitions by India, which dropped 0.4% in April, the second monthly drop. According to the Solvent Extractors’ Association’s data, imports of palm oil dropped slightly in April from March, as buying low-density sunflower oil increased by processors owing to falling prices for meeting the demand of the marriage season. Imports of palm oil fell from 545,875 tons to 536,175 tons in only a month (from March to April). This is the second drop in three months after a near three-year low was hit by overseas purchases in February on expectations for better supplies of the competitor rapeseed oil. B.V. Mehta, Solvent Extractors’ Association’s executive director, said that Indian refiners have chosen to import basic soft oils instead of basic palm oil. Palm oil is bought by India primarily from the top suppliers of the world, namely Malaysia and Indonesia. A small amount of basic soft oils is also bought, sourcing sunflower oil from Russia and Ukraine and soy

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oil from Latin America. Palm oil imports cater to half of the country’s yearly demand of 17 to 18 million tons of cooking oil. About 1 million tons each of sunflower and soy oil is also bought by India. Sunflower oil imports increased 74% to 170,260 tons in April from March, amid a dip in prices. April marks the beginning of the marriage season where sunflower oil is used to make fried food at weddings. The average price of imported crude palm oil was $907 a ton in April against soy oil’s $974 and sunflower oil’s $946. The average of imported sunflower oil was $974 a ton in March. 113,000 tons of soy oil were imported

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by India in April, 40% less than March. Since November, a drop can be seen in the rates of sunflower oil, a low-density cooking oil. This drop is even below soy oil, its substitute. The total cooking oil imports of India fell 1.6% to 819,435 tons in May, in just about a month.


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f you discover there is a registered sex offender in your n e i g h b o r h o o d , w h at s h o u l d y o u t e l l y o u r ch i l d ? .

Talking to Your Children. Think about what you will say before talking with your child. You don’t want to terrify your children. You want to give your kids factual information and skills to keep themselves safe. • You may want to show your child a photo of the offender. • You don’t need to go into detail about the crime the sexual predator committed—that’s scary stuff. You CAN give your kids this information and recommend specific action: • This photo is of a person they might see around, and this person has tried to trick kids before. If this person tries to talk to them, your child should: • Immediately take three steps back • Run away • Tell you or another trusted adult Follow up with reminders of safety rules, and practice “What If…” scenarios. Our free Child Safety Kit provides plenty of ideas for children in each age group. You might also want to teach them how to recognize and respond to dangerous adult behaviors. Listen to your child. Relationships based on love, respect and open communication will let your children bring questions and fears to you. It will also help you discuss scary subjects with your children in matterof-fact ways.

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he King Khan of Bollywood, Mr. Shahrukh Khan, has been named the secondrichest actor in the world by Wealth-X’s international rich list for the year 2013, losing the number-one spot to Jerry Seinfeld.According to Ratan, the title Khiladi was borrowed by anyone who could then add a few words to it, get clearance of the title and come up with a brand new Khiladi film. They never raised any objections. However, they did not have anything to do with those movies. Bollywood’s famous star earned a whopping £25m last year, which made him the second-wealthiest actor in the world, out-earning Hollywood actors like Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp. Mr. Khan’s estimated personal fortune is £ 350m. The Bollywood actor has worked in over 50 films in his shining career of 20 years. His last film, “Chennai Express,” which was also his production, earned him £3m, breaking several Bollywood box office records. Besides being an actor, the man is also a businessman. He is the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, a cricket team in the Indian Premier League. He also owns a production company called Red Chillies Entertainment, which has five subdivisions. Khan is the only Bollywood actor who has made the top ten list of richest international celebrities for 2013, compiled by Wealth-X. He is married to his childhood sweetheart, who is now also an Indian film producer, Gauri Chibber. Mr. Khan’s humungous fortune includes properties in Mumbai, Delhi, London and Dubai. Much of the man’s wealth comes from the endorsement deals that he has with companies like Pepsi, Nokia, TAG Heuer, etc. His intelligent marketing skills have lead Forbes Middle East to give him the number one place in their yearly ranking of the world’s top Indian leaders. Bollywood is the world’s largest film industry, producing 1,000 films annually, producing double the output of Hollywood.

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Who’s That Girl? That’s Kriti Sanon The pretty girl starring opposite Tiger Shorff in “Heropanti” is Kriti Sanon. “Heropanti” is only her Bollywood debut; she has previously starred in a Telegu film, “1: Nenokkadine,” opposite Mahesh Babu. When asked if she is being fazed by the attention given to her co-star, the lady said that it is absolutely natural for the audience to have their eyes set on Tiger because he is the son of a famous actor Jackie Shroff, and nobody knows her or which family she comes from. She has further said that she was not once made to feel less important on the set of “Heropanti.” She was considered as much a debutante as Tiger. Hence, she does not see any cause why she should feel hassled in any way.

She said that she got the film when she had shot only for a schedule of “1: Nenokkadine.” She was called by Sabbir Khan, the director of the film, for an audition. Within three days, she was asked to visit Sajid Nadiadwala, the producer of “Heropanti,” and she got the offer on her way to his office. There they celebrated her contractsigning with chocolates, which happen to be a fixture in Sajid Nadiadwala’s office. The girl from Delhi was born to a CA father and a physics professor mother. An, engineer by training, Kriti Sanon always wanted to act, and she has always had the support of her parents in this regard. She came to Mumbai when her father moved to the city for work.

Is All Okay

between Salman Khan and Himesh Reshammiya?

Himesh Reshammiya has finally got a much-needed hit with “The Xpose!” The film has already grossed Rs. 10 crore, enough reason to propel the music director and actor to continue with his acting career; but he reportedly said that that he does not want to work with Mr. Salman Khan, his mentor. Nonetheless, before you think that Himesh has got his head stuck in the clouds, we would like to state that the man does not want to act with Salman Khan because the former feels that Salman is so big a hero that he’ll be overshadowed. It is not that Himesh is at loggerheads with Salman; he is just shying away from the star’s largerthan-life image. Himesh has said that he would rather compose for Salman’s films

than share the screen with him. However, though Himesh seems humble and cool, we still can smell something fishy in his relationship with Salman Khan. We wonder if the cold war between them is on again. For his part, Himesh has tried to clear all doubts of friction between Salman and him by saying that he will always love Salman as a brother, and no matter what bitter experiences they shared in the past, all is fine between them now. Salman is and will always be his mentor. He can never forget what Salman and his father have done for him. As far as Himesh’s musical journey is concerned, his next projects happen to be “Kick” and “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo,” both of which are Salman Khan films.

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Lifestyle Diseases Like Diabetes

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Tips for Staying Safe and Avoiding Hypertension Check your BP regularly. • Quit alcohol and smoking. • Practice aerobic exercises regularly. • Avoid salts as well as processed foods high in sodium.

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f you think since you are a woman, you do not belong to the ever-increasing group of hypertensive adults, you are highly mistaken. From a mere 10% of 6,328 women examined for disorders related to lifestyle in 2012 by an organization working for preventive health, the percentage rose to a whopping 22% out of 9,228 women examined in 2013. This means an almost 100% increase in only a year’s time. Indus Health Plus of Pune conducted the survey. Do the numbers give you an inaccurate picture? We can’t really say. Doctors may not agree with the massive rise in numbers in such a short time but it cannot be denied that there is indeed a leap in numbers. According to Dr. Shailendra Date, a practicing doctor at the Sahyadri Hospital, he receives seven to eight patients affected by hypertension every week. Rahul Pandit, a consulting global cardiologist at Ruby Hall Clinic, observes that even a couple of years ago, 6 to 12 percent of the general population suffered from hypertension. But now this figure has risen 25 to 40%. Also, hypertension is not a disease restricted to men anymore. The fairer sex is now becoming a victim. Dr. Date maintains that hypertension is usually more common in men as compared to women, but the numbers are quickly equalizing. It should be noted in this context that the effects of the disease on heath are similar for both sexes. If the statistics of Pune Municipal Corporation are to be assessed, from two deaths recorded in 2002 owing to complications related to hypertension, the numbers increased to 1,149 by 2011. It is advised to take early steps by doctors or else there may be widespread losses including diabetes, heart disease or kidney failure. Common lifestyle factors were pointed out by the survey as being responsible for this massive rise in the number of patients. Excessive smoking, sleeping and eating habits, lack of exercise, and drinking are the main culprits. According to Dr. Pandit, hypertension can result in the growth of body muscles which directly affect survival and longevity. Hypertension also results in heart failure and heart attack, where the heart is unable to pump blood as fast as is required by the body.


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Munni Begum

BY: Dr. Saibaba Arcot, I Atlanta Events & Music Entertainment

On the popular public demand, Atlanta Events Hall, Duluth, GA, Mr & Mrs. Ramzan Virani. once again, showcased the evergreen queen of Ghazal, Munni Begum straight in row for two years. May 9th. 2014 was mother day week end and it was a treatise for all the Sufi and Ghazal enthusiasts of Atlanta, this event was especially dedicated for mothers. The modest Munni responded to all the requests of the guests and sang straight for 4 hours without any break. The audience enjoyed every number she sang, especially the memorable number “jhoom barbari jhoom sharabi” as their glass of wine poured in. The show also came with free food and soft drinks, which made the event more attractive. The event also had special attraction of Mrs. Pa-

kistan International Mrs. Shumaila Virani who surprised the guests with her sweet poetic words. Atlanta Events Hall proudly announces its unique idea of creating a platform for the hidden talents of South Asian community in various fields of singing, dancing, poetry and comedy, this is open for age groups between 6 yrs and up, in this regard the hall is accepting registrations and scheduling for the auditions in the month of August. There will be a big galore of prizes to won in the talent show, so we request all the people belonging to the various countries of south east Asia, even with a minimal talent to come forward and test and sharpen their skills. The Atlanta Events Hall can take them to the next level to cherish their life time dreams.

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Coral Springs Marriott This property commenced operations on April 16, 2009, and since then has been serving a wide variety of people from local to overseas guests. This facility is also known as Fort Lauderdale Marriot Coral Springs Hotel, Golf Club & Convention Center and is conveniently located at 11775 Heron Bay Boulevard, Coral Springs, Fl 33076. It consists of seven floors, 214 rooms, 10 suites,17 meeting rooms, 17,800 sq ft of total meeting place. The VIP reception was held in a cozy corner of the hotel which opened onto the beautiful golf course with a scenic view. On the large veranda live music was being conducted by Alberto Miguel, professional singer and vocal instructor. Orignally from Cuba, Miguel offered a different class and variety of music. I met Muhammad Qureshi, banquet manager, who was busy with preparations for the massive dinner hosted by the National Football Foundation & Hall of Fame, Inc., Brian Piccolo Chapter. Nevertheless, he sat down, heard the purpose of my visit, and escorted me to where the reception started on time at 5:30 p.m. Mr. Qureshi extended his personal attention and was courteous enough to introduce me to all the mangers including the general manager, Justin Nels, who introduced me to Vincent M. Boccard, mayor of Coral Springs,

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Larry Vignola, vice mayor, and Erdal Donmez, city manager. The mayor introduced me to Ms. Joyce Campos, an active participant of events in and around Coral Springs. The guests included regular golfers and prominent business people from Coral Springs. Almost all the important heads of hotel staff and management were visible in their professional attire. As usual, they were helpful in ushering the guests and taking them for the complimentary appetizers, chef’s creations and happy hour drink specials. The guests filled out cards while entering the reception and those were used for choosing the winners around 7:00 p.m. in the veranda of the hotel adjacent to the golf course. Justin Nels, general manager, welcomed all the guests to the hotel property and described the birthday of the hotel and, its special amenities including the spa, gym and swimming pool. Later, prizes were distributed among the winners which included Marriot golf t-shirts as well as special lunch and spa tickets. The birthday cake was brought in and with frequent singing. The birthday cake was cut and that brought the ceremony to its conclusion by 7:30 p.m. with a thank you note from the general manager for all who attended the reception.

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