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SRI PRAKASH HOLDS KIDS DAY CELEBRATIONS The Guinness World Record holder Ram Singh Chauhan uncoiled his 14-foot long moustache at Children’s Day celebrations organized by Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan at Port Kalavani Auditorium. Students, parents and special invitees cheered Chauhan unveiling the longest moustache amidst Rajastani folklore to mark ‘Kids Day - 2013’ carnival. The other interesting feature of the event was the Art and Craft exhibition. It showcased many eye-pleasing home decors made of simple items such as coconut shells, newspapers, straws, jute ropes, CDs, cotton rolls and many more. The event ended with a series of cultural performances. Vice Chancellor of Andhra University GSN Raju, noted storyteller Geeta Ramanujam and educationist Sridhar Balan were among others present. Director of the school Ch. Vasu Prakash felicitated Chauhan.

ASHOK LEYLAND’S ‘STILE’ MPV LAUNCHED The Hinduja Group’s flagship company, Ashok Leyland launched the ‘Stile’, a stylish Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) at Lakshmi Motors. The price of the vehicle starts from Rs 7.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The 7-seater vehicle has been developed by Ashok Leyland -Nissan Motor Company joint venture and follows the light commercial vehicle Dost as the joint venture’s second offering in the segment. David, DGM, Hyundai, Ch. Srinivas Reddy, CEO and Srivardhan Rithuraj, Regional Manager, Ashok Leyland were present at the launch. BOOK OF SHORT STORIES RELEASED The first edition of ‘The Acorn Book of Short Stories’, comprising 45 stories written by the schoolchildren of Oakridge International School (Hyderabad and Bangalore branches) along with other schools was launched on Children’s Day by People Combine Chairman Naga Prasad Tummala. He said that the concept was to provide an avenue for the children to express themselves. They proved that age did not matter as long as one had the passion to write. In an effort to encourage writing skills among students, the school is organising a short story writing contest on December 15. School Principal Rama Mylavarapu was present at the launch.

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MARVELS MADURAI AT GRANDBAY Authentic flavours of Madurai which have an influence of Chettinad and the traditional temple cuisine were served at Dakshin, Welcome Hotel GrandBay. Veteran Chef Pongavanam who mastered this cuisine was specially called to host this Madurai Food Festival along with the Executive Chef T. Suresh Babu of the property. Together they served an array of both vegetarian and non-veg. delicacies during the 10-day culinary fest. Foodies were seen relishing the delicious preparations with that Madurai’s extra punch of spice and chillies.

FORTUNE CAKE MIXING Mounds of dates, raisins, red cherries, cashew nuts, almonds, berries, apricot, walnuts and others dry fruits were mixed in various types of liquor in a container to mark the beginning of the cake mixing ceremony held at Fortune Inn Sree Kanya. The hotel guests and staff poured bottles of wine and rum into the medley of fruits till the latter got fattened. The mixture is stored till a couple of days before Christmas and is used in preparation of a royal rich plum cake. Hotel’s Operation Manager Mitish Verma said, “The ceremony is done days ahead of the season and the preparation makes a lip smacking dessert served with wine custard for Christmas and New Year. Executive Chef Rami Reddy Yerram and his team explained to guests about the tradition of the cake mixing ceremony. Executives and other staff of the hotel were present.

VIZAG AHEAD IN SKATING Visakha District Skaters won the overall championship in the 25th Andhra Pradesh State Artistic Roller Skating Championship-2013 held at Sivaji Park in the second week of November. Over 200 skaters from all over the state participated in the event. The competition was held in different categories of age starting from below 6 years.

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AMC CELEBRATES RESONANZ The outgoing students of Andhra Medical College celebrated Resonanz, the annual week-long College Day festival. Professors, principals and students were involved in the festival. Various cultural programmes, games and contests were held to mark the occasion. Film Director and writer Kasi Viswanath was the chief guest. He was felicitated by Principal SV Kumar. Dr. Shanta Rao, Director of Medical Education and Arjuna, cultural vice-president were among those present on the occasion.

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AKRITTI ELITE TO HOLD EXPO Sashi Nahata, Priyanka Kanumilli and Siriisha Malpura are holding Akritti Elite, an exhibition-cum-sale of designer wear, fashion accessories, home dĂŠcor, and jewellery in the city on 11th and 12th Dec at Hotlel Novotel. Headed by Sashi Nahata, Akritti is one of the biggest designer shows in South India. Sashi, an established event manager for 15 years, received several entrepreneurial awards. Most of the designers who participate in Akritti do so exclusively. It has designers from Delhi, Dubai, Thailand, Jaipur, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Indore, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Punjab and more. Akritti is a class in itself and that is well established by the fact that the likes of Neeta Lulla, Ayushmann Khurrana, Shilpa Reddy, Pinky Reddy, Sunny Leone, Laxmi Manchu and more celebrities had been associated with it in the past promoting the brand. SILK MARK EXPO IN JAN Following an overwhelming response to the expo held in Vizag earlier, Silk Mark, an initiative of Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles will organise Silk Mark Expo at Swarna Bharathi Indoor Stadium, near Bullaiah College from Jan 3 to 9 next year. It will perfectly coincide with in Makara Sankranti. Several varieties of 100% silk products apart from exclusive traditional and designer silk saris will be on display. Its prime objective is to protect the interests of the consumer, genuine traders and manufacturers. Silk Mark is being promoted by Silk Mark Organisation of India (SMOI).

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BREAK CLUB LOGO LAUNCHED Break Club located in CBM Compound launched its logo recently. The Club’s mission is to create change through advocacy, inspire growth through ‘engagement’ and to help the students succeed in their career. The club’s activities include taking up personality development classes, conducting workshops for parents, teachers and students, career guidance, exploring villages, trekking and others. Visakhapatnam West constituency MLA, Dr. Malla Vijaya Prasad was the chief guest. Special invitees at the launch included Dr. GK Beatress and Dadi Ravi Kumar, joint secretary, Vizag Journalists Forum. Jaagruti Baid, founder of club was present.

MAHINDRA LAUNCHES NEW VEHICLES Mahindra launched the much awaited XUV500 W4 Model and Xylo D2 Maxx variants in Vizag. While film hero Sudhakar (of Life Is Beautiful) lighted the lamp and launched XUV500 W4 variant, film director Arun Devasyam launched Xylo D2 Maxx variants. On this occasion the lucky draw of customer feedback forms was also held. Guinness Book record holder Ram Singh Chauhan was the chief guest. The winner Mr.Shiva Kumar, Xuv 500 customer gets Rs.5,000 worth of accessories. Ravi Rash, the producer of Aam Aadmi Pictures, Stephen Roy, senior manager, AMPL and Samba, Area Manager, Mahindra and Mahindra were present at the event. SWATHI TRAVELS INTRODUCES NEW BUS Sri Swathi Travels belonging to Sri Swathi Associates Groups introduced an A/C bus between Visakhapatnam and Bheemavaram. Indian Bank Zonal Manager G. Lakshmipathy Reddy flagged off the bus. Travels Managing Director MMN Parasurama Raju said that the bus had been introduced to facilitate the commuters. The bus leaves Madhurawada at 9.00 pm and Asilmetta at 10.00 pm. Seethammadhara branch Indian Bank Manager Prabhakar Reddy, SVR Travels Manager P. Sambasiva Rao, Rotary Club Assistant Governor G. Viswanath, Teja Logistics representative V.H. Varma were present.

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ON WHEELS OF HAPPINESS The Kotana family of Sabbavaram is the pride owner of New Mahindra Xylo H Series, which it recently purchased from Automotive Manufacturers Ltd. Showroom at Vizag. Kottaya Kotana runs a construction firm and is an enthusiastic farmer. Though an amputee because of an unfortunate car accident, he refuses to believe that he is impeded in any way and there could be any substitute for hard work. His wife Ramu takes care of the house and his elder son Phanindra Kumar, a civil engineer is working at an MNC in Vizag, second son Ramesh has completed MBBS and is preparing for Post Graduation and his only daughter Kamala Priya is pursuing B.Tech at GMR Engg. College, Rajam. Mr. Kottaya very appropriately chose the right car for his happy family. Xylo mHawk The king of MUV reinforces robustness with the new and improved H Series, powered by the class leading 2.2-ltr engine, with a power of 120 bhp, 280 Nm torque and returns a mileage of 14.02* kms. (ARAI certified), its spacious cabin pampers you with a lot of equipment and the flat bed seats offer a comfortable posture when you are on long drives. You can choose your comfort reclining or even lying down. The surround cool dual AC with individual AC vents enhances the luxury quotient. The Extra Stability Technology (ESP) has improved the ride and handling enormously. It is one of the safer MUVs with very strong body over chassis, ABS with EBD for safer brakes, Dual Airbags with height adjustable seat belts and intellipark. These added up features ensure that extra safety. The XYLO matches Kotana “Since my kids are grown up and pursuing their respective careers and studies in different places, I wanted a car that offers me more space, comfort, convenience, luxury, safety and keeps us engaged in our journey when we all of us are together, apart from giving me great value for my money. The Xylo fits the bill perfectly. Its new stylish, spacious especially the class leading 2nd and 3rd row seats with Italian Leather upholstery and the glossy wooden inside panels give the vehicle a premium look. In addition to all this it offers 3 years or 1 lakh km. assured warranty. What I call a real bonanza is the World class service from Mahindra dealer Automotive - Vizag. The Automotive Vizag team really surprised me and my family when they took us for a Candle light dinner at Palm Beach Resorts on our Vehicle Delivery Day. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. To be more precise, Mahindra dealer Automotive has given a whole new dimension to the entire exercise. It is nothing short of a pure delight and a story worth recalling again and again for all of us. We cherish this for a long time, thanks to Automotive Vizag and Mahindra�.

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THEATRE THRILLS AT PARK The English theatre scene in the city has got a big boost with Mala Pasha staging two of her plays - ‘The Class Reunion’ and ‘The Storm Within… stories of abuse’, in her signature ‘Supper Theatre’ style at The Park Hotel. The two-day artistic stimulation, saw the select and elite audience who were bonding over the thought provoking plays along with cocktails and dinner. Connoisseurs spotted at the event were Agarwals, Hattangadis, G. Sambasivarao, PA Raju, Vijay, Vasumati, Dr. Rekha Dutt, Jija Valsraj, Sushma Muppidi, Sangeeta, Hema, Vanka Prasad and Sarada.

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PARIKRAMA ROCKS True to its name Parikrama literally gave an orbital revolution of music to Vizagites last month. Shubi The beach front of The Park Hotel served as the perfect venue to host this unique event. This rock and roll band from Delhi established in 1991 once again proved that their sheer experience can take the music lovers to a new level. They rendered many of their own compositions besides a few popular numbers too.

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HALLOWEEN COSTUME DAY Teeny Boppers Play School celebrated its annual Halloween Costume Day along with Diwali at Hawa Mahal. Holding centre stage were little “Teeny Boppers� in splendid theme costumes paired with their parents in coordinated costumes. Parents participated actively in the ramp show in innovative getups ranging from pirates to witches, fairies, angels, butterflies, action heroes etc. The contestants were adjudged by a panel comprising Mrs. Mayank Kumari Deo, Latika Deo, Rana Uppalapati of Helios and Mari Rao. Children and their families were treated to a fun evening culminating in a fireworks show. Poonam Shah Srinath, Correspondent of the school thanked the parents and their children for their active and enthusiastic participation.

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GITAM BIZ SCHOOL AWARDS DEGREES Gitam School of International Business (GSIB) gave away degrees to 79 students of the outgoing batch of 2011-2013. Sita Rama Raju walked away with gold medal, while Ch Vidyasagar bagged silver medal and K Sai Ram Pathrudu received bronze medal from the President’s Gold Medal. Symbiosis Chief Executive Officer O. Naresh Kumar presented Dr. K. Rosaiah’s cash award of Rs. 1 lakh to Aneesha Anand while A. Prasanthi was declared the winner of second prize carrying a cash award of Rs. 50,000. GSIB Director VK Kumar presided over the event. Srikanth Badiga, Director, Phoenix India Group, who was the chief guest, delivered the graduation day address. Raj S. Dhanakar, Dean and head of the department of the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi Univeristy, was the guest of honour.

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PINK RIBBON WALK Hordes of Vizagites participated in the Pink Ribbon Walk organized by the Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation and The Times of India on Beach Road. The walk was held to spread awareness about breast cancer and the need to detect it at early stages. Over 500 enthusiastic participants armed with placards, pink caps and white T-shirts joined the two-km walk starting from and culminating at the NTR statue. Union Minister D. Purandeswari flagged off the walk. UBCF CEO and Director Dr. P. Raghu Ram, Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Managing Director and UBCF Chief Advisor Jayesh Ranjan, former Union home secretary K. Padmanabhaiah and Times of India, Vizag Resident Editor Kingshuk Nag spoke.

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DEEPIKA & RANVEER AT SHREE NIKETAN Shree Niketan in Hyderabad, the subsidiary of Kala Niketan Saree House, was a perfect host for the Ram Leela, Hindi film promotion. A new store from the house of popular brand had its promoters Leela Kumar and his wife Sharda sharing the dais with the hero and heroine of Ram Leela - Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padokone. Both the stars visited the store and appreciated the wonderful line of saris and dress material that is being offered at Shree Niketan. VIP guests who were part of the event included Shilpa, Arpita, Navita and Ishwarya.

VISHWANATH OPENS SHOW Muse Art Gallery in Marriot Hotel was a perfect host for multimedia works of Yamuna Kishore. Yamuna Kishore is popular name in the film and ad circles of Hyderabad. He has presented collection of his works as an exhibition for the first time. Film director K. Vishwanath inaugurated the exhibition. Those who witnessed the show included Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry, KM Radhakrishna, Raghava, Ranganath, Vizag Prasad, Jenny, Naveen Chandra, Nanda, Sakshi Choudary, Deeksha Pant, Chota K Naidu, Kaushik Babu, Suresh Kondeti and businessmen Raja Mouli and Venkatesh .

DESIRE BACK IN CITY Desire Exhibition was back in Taj Krishna. The popular one day show designer exhibition had 85 designers participating. This is a travelling exhibition and is popular across the country; it has been brought to Hyderabad by Anita Agarwal. Shopaholics and fashion frenzy crowd of Hyderabad had opportunity to pick from the 85 creative designers the latest trends. Several guests did not miss the chance of going shopping crazy. Celebrities who were there to catch up with the trends included film heroine Suhani, Gayatri Reddy, Deepali, Megha, Pavani Khurana.

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METRO RAIL DRIVE In order to create awareness among people about metro rail and its benefits, Hyderabad Metro Rail has come up with campaign through its specially identified brand ambassadors. Brand Ambassadors Campaign is conceptualized and promoted by L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd. It is a unique platform created to involve citizens Metro Rail Project. These promoters were selected on basis of the competitions that were held since January this year in different categories like school students, senior citizens, housewives, college student, executives and entrepreneurs. The winners were felicitated while guests like Kavita, Joshna, Ashu Gawri, Lona, Logan and Rounak participated in the event.

KAMINI AT SHANTANU-NIKHIL Renowned fashion designer duo Shantanu-Nikhil organized an exhibition of new designs at their store located in Road No. 36 of Jubilee Hills. Nikhil, who was present all through the day, came up with new designer wear which had become an instant hit with Hyderabadis. Kamini Saraf was the guest who took time off to visit the store and appreciate the latest creations of these fashion designers.

ANTI-OBESITY SHOW Livelife Hospitals organized a unique fashion show for anti-obesity awareness. Dr. Nandakishore was the host for the event and walked on the ramp in support of anti-obesity concept. Celebrities who walked the ramp include actress Ritu Verma, actors Naveen Chandra, Irfan and Tanishq.

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DEEPAN AT HIS BEST Deepan showcased his creations at Raddisun Blu Hotel in Hyderabad. His latest works were much appreciated for their artistic excellence and beauty. Art curator Jagdish Mittal was prominently present at the show and he showered the artist with praises. Guests included Madhu Yakshi, Pallam Raju, Pinky Reddy, Srini Koppula and Sunita.

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SHIVALI SINGH LAUNCHED Fashion designer Shivali Singh has established her own store called Shivali Singh and has been giving away western wear through this new outlet in Banjara Hills. Jatindar Singh inaugurated the store. The store has a wide range of western wear on offer, this part Shivali will offer her consultancy for image makeover and other services. Shivali Singh is already a popular name amongst the fashion conscious Hyderabadis, hence her launch drew huge P3s and celebrities - Preeti, Farah Hussain, Dr. Kamala and Sharada.

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BISKET’S RAM LEELA Bisket, the well known name in the P3 circles and famous for hosting extraordinary get-togethers and events, organized a premiere show of Sanjay Leela Bansali’s Hindi flick Ram Leela at Cinemax in Banjara Hills. The show was a big draw with many celebrities coming to enjoy the movie. Rehan, Honey, Rekha Malpani, Vamshi, hero Tarun, heroine Madhushalini, Jasti Madhavi, Mithun Reddy and Kaushik Reddy were some of them to attend the show.

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ONE MORE HAZZEL Hazzel inaugurated its second Ice Cream Café at Road No 10 in Jubilee Hills recently. The Café was inaugurated by Komatireddy Rajgopal Reddy, Member of Parliament. Film writer Chinni Krishna and producer Prasad V. Potluri (PVP) graced the occasion. Vamshi and Sunil, owners of the brand were happy to increase their presence with this new outlet and plan to have a few more across the city. The place has already become a new hangout joint for families. Celebrities who were present during the inauguration included Nidhi and Shreya.

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SPARKING DESIGNERS Fashion conscious couple Vinny and Raj Singh has started a new designer outlet which specializes in whitemetal jewellery and clothing as well as footwear, called Sparks N Sizzle near Liberty Circle in Hyderabad. The new outlet promises to give the best designer jewellery and also updates the fashion-conscious Hyderabadis of the latest trends. Being popular in the P3 circle has helped the couple earn an instant popularity. The launch event saw guests Divya, Trishna, Ashu Gawri, Amrit Singh, Kashish and Poonam.

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SANSKRUTI SHOW Sanskruti Ladies Club organized Gaurang Shah’s Trend Show. Textile and fashion designer Gaurang showcased a line of 50 hand woven saris mixing current trends with traditional patterns in a specially conceptualized show Paanchali. The show was held at Mari Gold Hotel and Sheela played a perfect host of the show. Ladies who made a beeline to the show included Triveni, Kavita, Simran, Deepti Rajesh, Kushboo, Ravita, Sangeeta Reddy and Sunita Gaggar.

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HI LIFE EXHIBITION Hi Life Exhibition, India’s biggest and most exclusive fashion, lifestyle and luxury exhibition came to Hyderabad recently, thanks to Shalini Bhadruka and fashion designer Dominic. Former Mrs. India Shilpa Reddy inaugurated the show. The day one had Parisian Chic as the theme and the best dressed lady was given prize by Shilpa Reddy. Ladies were spotted getting retail therapy at the exhibition. From stylish clothes and jewellery to accessories to home dÊcor - the show had everything. Guests included Bina Mehta, Sirisha, Pratima Koppula, Koel, Sheetal Nahata, Rumana, Manisha Kapoorm Vineeta Pitte and Anju Jain.

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SPECIAL OFFERS AT TRENDZ Trendz Exhibition offered a special winter and wedding collections at its show in Taj Krishna on November 21. Hosted by Shanti Kathiravan, this exhibition cum sale displayed the work of 60 master designers and 3 lakh traditional and contemporary designs to choose from. It offered jewellery to hand embroidered saris; kids wear to home accessories; and footwear to kitchen accessories all under one roof. The exhibition was inaugurated by Karuna Gopal and Begum Sherry Jhaveri. VIP guests who made it to the show were Bhavana, Nehal, Jyoti, Chaitanya and Swetha.

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BEAUTIFUL DAY HELD Taj Krishna Hotel in association with Young FICCI Ladies Organization (YFLO) hosted A Beautiful Day, an exclusive event for selected guests and patrons and provided them with an opportunity to experience a day-long beauty indulgence session with experts from Estee Lauder. The event was inaugurated by Pinky Reddy. Guests participated in an elaborate make-over sessions given by experts. The one of its kind experience had many P3 women participating; they included Lavanya, Manju Shah, Megha, Namita Singhvi, Tanu, Rekha Reddy, Sashi Nahata and Shruti Malapani.

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f you are looking for jewellery and gifts made of precious metals at an affordable price, then look no further than the Syndicate Precious. Located in Akhila Arcade at Asilmetta Jn., and spread over a 1,000 sft area, this store is a venture by Mr. Shashank, the second generation of Syndicate Jewellers. It offers gold jewellery in an array of designs. Their specialty is the lightweight ornaments given at impressive price. An elegant neck piece costs anything between Rs. 6,000 and Rs. 1 lakh. Apart from its inhouse designs, the store has the best of the designs of Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. Even the made-toorder facility is available. The silverware (Rs. 1,000 Rs. 30,000) is quite impressive. Don’t miss its collection of finest anklets with amazing designs, priced between Rs. 1,500 and Rs. 4,000. All the products come with 916 hallmark quality certification. Besides pearls, black bead jewellery, there are gemstones, which can be used for astrological purpose too. Soon it sells diamond and platinum jewellery. The store has gold investment plans with exciting offers.

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et another boutique that sprang up in the city beckoning the fashionistas is Gorgeous Boutique. Located at China Waltair main road, close to Kotak Salesian School, this store has a widest range of ethnic wear exclusive for women. The products are neatly displayed in this chicly designed boutique, spread over 1,500 sft. In the sari segment one can get georgette, chiffon, jute, super net, cotton, matka cotton, chanderi etc. In dress section, there is a plethora of options like salwar suits, chudidars, patiwala suits, anarkali suits. The must buys are those gorgeous floor length anarkalis which are priced between Rs. 4,500 and Rs. 9,000. Presently there are as many as 70-80 different designs with no repetition. There are readymade kurtis and unstitched and semi-stitched dress material priced between Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 4,500. The designer tunics too worth a try and are priced between Rs. 800 and Rs. 3,000. There are two trial rooms. A few bed spreads, bed covers, quilts too are part of the fare here.

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ofa Factory (SF) is the latest addition to the seasoned player Woodland Furniture, which has been in the trade for the past 30 years. Spread over an area of 5,000 sft, this single floored store is located at Seethampeta opposite Indian Bank. Sofa Factory, like its name indicates, primarily sells a wide range of sofas, couches and recliners. This store has a classic combination of traditionally designed wooden sofas (Bastar teakwood) and the contemporary ones like corner or sectional and the recliner sofas too. All the products are designed and manufactured in-house. The upholstery is majorly fabrics and half-leather. The basic sofas are priced from Rs.25,000 and a complete set (with one coffee and two corner tables, one divan and two puffies) is available for Rs.2.5 lakh. Recliners are also fabulous here, and cost anything between Rs.18,000 and Rs.90,000 and the price might go up if it is made of leather. The facility of complete customization option for any colour, size, shape, design, style or combination is the USP of Sofa Factory, claims Mr. Shashank, Business Head. The must buys can be the models called Crystal and Polo flaunting amazing contemporary look with unique designs like Versace motif cushions with intricate designs. There is a collection of a few dining tables and cots and it is quite unusual. Not to miss are the artificial fire-place (exclusive of SF), it can be a perfect decorative piece for your farmhouse. There are paintings, other accessories and artefacts too. Timings: 10 am - 9.30 pm Sundays open on appointment Ph.: 0891 2552313 / 92480 01616

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ituated on Road No. 4 of Banjara Hills, Aurum, lives upto its name and the designer wear offered in this exclusive concept store is as exquisite as gold. The store was established by Swetha Rao and Honey Jain Guha “with a promise to create the most exclusive designs, which make you stand out in the crowd.” The store is popular for its concept saris, lehangas and half saris. Combining tradition with modernity is its theme. Honey Jain, a fashion designer, offers new patterns in traditional clothing like lehangas, ghagras, half saris, etc. Spread over 1,200 sft, the shop gives a great shopping experience. Interestingly, the store has a special coffee table for men to wait while their dear ones are busy selecting their choicest dresses. While the half saris are priced between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 2 lakh, the price of saris ranges between Rs.5,000 and Rs.40,000 and the cost of lehangas starts from Rs. 13,000. “As we give utmost importance to the fabric, we source it from Mumbai, Pune and Delhi. The freshness to the dress comes from selecting the right fabric. We are popular for using combinations of various fabric,” explains Honey Jain. There is also a small section for accessories, making it easy for shoppers to pick up the matching and right embellishments. Timings: 11 am - 8.30 pm Closed on Sunday Ph.: 040 6060 6013

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t is sure to bring sparks into your lives with the designer jewellery made of white metal and semi precious stones. Know the new destination for imitational designer accessories located near Liberty Circle in Hyderabad - Sparks ‘N’ Sizzles, started recently by fashion-conscious couple Raj Singh and Vinny Singh. This is their first store. They decided to set it up at a place that is approachable for all people, not making it just an elitist store. Sparks ‘N’ Sizzles has become an instant success for its wonderful collection of fashion accessories and readymade jewellery. Most importantly these are nickel-free and do not irritate the skin. The double brooch for salwars suits and kurtis; brooch for saris, dresses, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, earrings, waist belts, etc are very attractively designed and definitely not the ones that we find in the regular market. These brooches, bracelets and waist belts are designed by Vinny Singh. They source materials from all over the country and design them to suit the present trends. Overall Sparks ‘N’ Sizzles plans to be a complete fashion store. At the moment it offers a small collection of clothes like salwars, tops, kurtis and T-shirts, as well as footwear. Festival collections are a runaway hit and they plan to have them on regular intervals in their store. Raj Singh has plans to open yet another outlet in Banjara Hills, “but it would be for a different crowd.” The price range of jewellery is from Rs.100 to Rs.7,500. Timings: 11 am - 8.30 pm Ph.: 098493 15550

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hivali Singh is a fashion designer, stylist and an image consultant, all rolled into one and offers the ultra-modern fashion sense to people. Her store in Banjara Hills, named as Shivali Singh, won the hearts of fashion conscious-Hyderabadis and she is offering the best of fashion mantra, virtually for throwaway prices. The lady who has worked with Gucci in Milan and styled some for the finest names in Bollywood, is making her presence felt here with her own collection of western wear. Though Shivali deals with traditional collections, her latest store spread over 1,500 sft is promoting western wear. She claims to have fixed all the products in the store for a very less price. “I believe that fashion should be made more accessible to everyone,” she shares. The price range for the western wear is between Rs 1,500 and Rs. 10,000. Designer tops, shirts, exclusively designed T- shirts, etc are popular picks at the store. Shivali Singh is a brand for the past five years. Her traditional Indian wear collections are available at many big stores and are showcased in different exhibitions. “This is the reason I did not want to have any clash of interests and am offering only western wear,” Shivali Singh explains. The store also has fashion accessories branded as Ritzy. Also Shivali Singh offers her services of fashion styling consultation and image makeover. Timings: 11 am - 8 pm Closed on Monday Ph.: 96666 88603

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ce creams are favourite with everybody - from young to old alike. But when a place can offer ice cream along with other delicacies like hot coffee and pasta, then it is just not an ice cream parlour, it turns into a family café. Hazzel Ice Cream Café, the new outlet that has come up at Road No 10 in Jubilee Hills is the latest joint wherein the entire family can spend time together while savouring a delectable fare. After the immense success of their first outlet in Gachibowli, Hazzel Ice Cream Café has started the second one. “We plan to add three more in a couple of months,” says Sunil Indurti, Head of Operations at Hazzel. Starting from regular Espresso coffee to specialized signature hot coffees like strawberry latte and back forest mocha – the place has different varieties of coffees to choose from. “While the children savour the ice creams, their parents can indulge in pastas and coffees. Offering variety for the family is our plus point,” Sunil pointed out.

Obviously the specialty is ice cream. Hazzel changes its menu according to the season like in summer mango flavours make way into the menu. “Sundaes are our most sought after ice cream. New flavours have been added to our existing variety,” Sunil states. In fact, different sundaes like Cookie Crunch, Chocolate & Cream, and Angoori Gulab Jamun Sundae are exclusively created by Hazzel. Though the recipe for all the dishes has been developed by their main chef, each outlet has its own live kitchen and dishes are served hot and cold. Interestingly, they have priced it low to let everyone enjoy the flavours of the seasons. The ice creams and other delicacies are priced below Rs. 200. Timings: 10.30 am - midnight Ph.: 096666 82803

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V I Z A G FRIENDS MAY TURN FOES Being loyal to a particular party is after all not a virtue to be practised now, seems to be the lesson, Tynala Vijaya Kumar, the sitting MLA of Vizag North Constituency, has learnt. When the Congress boat has started wobbling, Tynala appeared to have found the YSRCP lifeboat. It is heard that Jagan has already confirmed a ticket for Tynala on BC quota as the latter belongs to the Velama Community following a ‘recommendation’ from Dharmana Prasada Rao. Even Panchakarla Ramesh has taken refuge in TDP and his ticket too is confirmed. Interestingly Tynala and Panchakarla who enjoyed a good rapport when they were in Cong, will get into face-to-face battles in the 2014 elections. Their likely ‘match’ will be a whodunit for the voters.

HARI ON HORNS OF DILEMMA Originally from the Congress, MP Sabbam Hari hogged the limelight when he switched his loyalties to YSRCP. But the party ‘disowned’ him following his controversial remarks that Jagan would extend support to the UPA coalition after the elections. Left in the lurch, Hari is back to Congress. The dashing and daring leader of the region seems to be waiting for Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy to float a new party. If it does not happen, he may join TDP. Sources say that he already had a dialogue with TDP too. The yellow party is too interested in this firebrand leader because of his growing stature and also to fill the void created by Dadi Veerabhadra Rao. If sources are to be believed the party is wooing him through none other than Ayyanna Patrudu. Only a few more days left to find out which path Hari is taking. red | december 2013 | 68

BALAYYA WOOS LEADERS Actor Balakrishna coming to the city for a film shooting makes no news because Vizag has always been the most soughtafter place for such activities. But what attracted attention are the non-filmi activities he has indulged in during his recent visit. It is said that Balayya had invited many TDP leaders and the partysupporters of the region and stayed closeted with them holding talks. In the throng that met the actor-politician were many prominent industrialists and businessmen from the Chowdhary community. It is also heard that the big players are ready to throw their weight behind the party and vow to bring it back to power in the ensuing elections. What is baffling the political circles is if Balayya has launched the ‘project- wooing’ at the behest of the party supremo Chandrababu or is it his own initiative to put the party on fast track.


ARUNODAYAM SOON? The formula to a woman’s success cannot be anything but a combination of ambition, talent and hard work. Aruna Kumari, wife of MLA Malla Vijaya Prasad, has them all. Though she is a well-known socialite, she recently spurned the offers of lavish parties for her birthday and had a quiet celebration with the Wellfare Group staff. This gesture, besides her welfare activities are catching the attention of party cadre and people think that Aruna’s entry to Congress can lift its sagging image. People wonder if she will step out of the shadow of her high-profile husband and take the challenges independently.

SHINING STAR Only recently she won the Miss Vizag 2013 tiara, but Sindhura Kavit has already earned a lot of fan following. With her slender figure and unmatched beauty, she had mesmerized the audience. Added to her charm, was her quick wit, evident from the precise answers given spontaneously to the judges. Hailing from a family of doctors, this young lass has clear objective and wants to be country’s top plastic surgeon. Who doesn’t fall for a brilliant combination of beauty with brain? Her profile on social networking site, flooded with friend requests and likes, vouches for it. While young men are trying to win the heart of the dream girl, girls are trying their best to match up to her charisma. With so much happening around her, city’s glam world has fixed its eyes on her next move! SAI THE REAL HERO Sai Dharma Teja, nephew of megastar Chiranjeevi is all set to debut in Tollywood. He is working simultaneously for two films one under Y.V.S.Chowdary’s direction and other under A.S.Ravikumar Chowdary. The film Rey which has been in the production for more than three years is slated for 2014 Pongal release. Though he has mega background to fall back on, roles were not offered to him on a silver platter. To rise to stardom he had gone through a lot of struggle, starting from working on his body to mastering acting skills. He seemed to have left no stone unturned to gain mastery over all aspects of acting. He even came to Vizag to be trained under Satyanand Master, the man who made many an actor. His high connections notwithstanding, Teja remains down-to-earth. People were touched by his gesture when he called on his mentor Satyanand, during his recent visit to the city and spent quality time with him. Stardom often gives airs to people. But here is one boy who remains grounded and made sure to convey his gratitude to his Guru. Perhaps this is the identity of a real hero and people wish others too emulate Teja.

LIKE MOM LIKE DAUGHTER Her mom is the first among NTR’s progeny to enter politics and establish that leadership qualities run in the blood. But, Nivedita, daughter of Union Minister Purandeswari, has chosen a different role for herself. In a world where the children of head honchos throw their weight all around, Nivedita comes across as a pleasant change. Her beauty complements her humble and soft disposition. She has inherited her mom’s intellect and skills. Living in the city, Nivedita has a good grip over local happenings and keeps her mom updated. No wonder there is a constant demand from close friends and locals that she should take a pro-active role in politics. However, she chooses to be a dedicated wife and mom. As she is the heir apparent to Purandeswari’s political mantle, she should have a re-think over the issue, feel people.

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MAHESH TO BE VIZAGITE? Soon one doesn’t have to rush to Hyderabad or Mumbai to get a glimpse of their favourite actor Mahesh Babu, as one might spot him right in the City of Destiny. Intrigued? No he is not shooting there for any movie, nor is he planning a holiday. If sources are to be believed, Prince is trying to buy a house in Vizag. Following recent developments in the state, with T- issue still hanging, Vizag has become the hot favourite for many celebrities and property became the most sought-after asset. There is a buzz that, Mahesh has already selected a property. This, however, has set the trend. Following the leading hero, others are also looking at Vizag as a new investment option. After all a seasoned player, Mahesh’s move won’t land anyone in loss. Looks like Vizag is going to be star studded soon!

ENAMOURED TSR When any event related to films is concerned, one need not go too far for funds and help. Our very own Kalabandhu Dr. T. Subbarami Reddy is ever ready to bail them out. In return the organizers only have to extend one favour to him. Prefix the name of TSR to the event and the award. If it is done Dr. TSR will go all out to make the event a thumping success. Recently he came to the rescue of an organizer who left the cricket match project half way through and is now sponsoring it changing its name to TSR Crescent Cricket Cup match. It will be held in Vizag and between Tollywood and Bollywood. The curtain raiser ceremony was held at TSR’s Hayatt hotel. People wonder what could be the real reason behind TSR’s fascination. Is it his real love for films or is it because he is fascinated by sports? Or is it because he is expecting the Vizag Lok Sabha ticket? Obviously this is the best way to capture the city’s vote bank, especially, votes of the youth.

N vs N It is said a rift was growing between Jr. NTR and the party supremo Chandrababu over the inheritance of party’s reins for some time now. Wanting to make his son Lokesh the party’s heir apparent, Chandrababu distanced himself from Jr. NTR. Recent buzz says they buried the hatchet and the actor tweeted that he was always with the party. People wonder if any internal deal is struck. Is NTR extending support to the party or Chandrababu too? Meanwhile, Chandrababu has dropped a hint that he favours actor Nara Rohit to be his campaigner by being prominently present at Rohit’s audio launch. Babu must have felt that it would be twin benefits for the partywhile one Nara rules the party another Nara campaigns for it. People feel that Jr. NTR would be a better bet.

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ROARING RENUKA The controversial Renuka Chaudhary, has been in news often for wrong reasons. She is notorious for her off-thecuff comments that land her in tight spots. Of course, she wriggles out of them at the snap of her fingers that flaunt well-manicured nails. Recently she came down heavily on YSRC president Jagan and dismissed him off as a novice clashing with titans who know the pulse of the people. The statement becomes preposterous as it comes from a leader who makes more trips to beauty parlours than to the people. Jagan, who has been with the people all through, can perhaps make a better claim to the public pulse. People ask, “What does the partyhopping, inaugurations-gracing, Page 3-socialite Renuka know about people?”


SLEIGHT OF HAND Be it the bride’s big day, getting ready for a red carpet event, walking the ramp or to make an impressionwhen it is beyond just applying moisturizer and lipstick, Hyderabadis rush to Sandy. From Kajal Aggarwal, Priya Anand, to the veteran actress Sridevi for English Vinglish, he has them all under his spell, waving his magical wand of makeup. While choreographing and performing stage shows, he developed an interest in the makeup artistry. With nearly a decade of experience in bridal makeup which is his forte, he has diversified into multifields. He is versatile as he can create both the Indian and global look. People are eagerly waiting to see what would be his next conquest.

FISHY FRIENDSHIP “They are just friends”, this age-old rescue tool has been applied again. A little birdie has tweeted that one of the city’s top business tycoons has gone crazy over a gorgeous Tollywood actress. Enamoured by her oomph, he seems to be going overboard to demonstrate his feelings for her. When affluence drives love then matters get too pricey. Isn’t it? The buzz which is making rounds is that he has gifted a colossal house in a posh locality and for New Year, he plans a luxurious car for her. When some socialite and P3 friends confronted his wife over the extravagance, she just jumped to her husband’s defense giving it a friendship tag and insisted that the duo enjoys a great rapport. People wonder to what levels is the wife going to defend her husband. Or is it the case of ‘when you cannot cure it, endure it’. They even marvel since when did the friendships start earning gifts costing crores.

MUTUAL ADMIRATION India’s ace fashion designer Vikram Phadnis opened his boutique in Hyderabad recently. He is already receiving amazing response from stars, celebrities and high-end customers. Vikram did hold quite a few fashion shows and exhibitions and has tested the waters enough before taking the plunge. Overwhelmed by the deluge of accolades from the fashionistas of the city, he feels that Hyderabadis are better shoppers compared to the Mumbaikars. Interestingly, this seems to be the case of mutual admiration. Now there is more good news in the offing. Vikram seems to be so much in love with the city that he is planning to spend more time in Hyderabad than in his hometown. One could only visualize how this would open floodgates for other fashionistas and can expect a string of them following the suit.

SS SUCCESS The doctor couple – dermatologist Dr. Sailaja Kaza and plastic surgeon Dr. Srinivas Surapaneni – needs no introduction. The duo is on the job of beautifying people. While Sailaja takes care of the skin problems, Srinivas strives to keep people in shape. Stars, heroines, celebrities, industrialists, businessmen, politicians and their kids queue up to get themselves ‘corrected’. Whether it is a skin issue or figure correction, the clients don’t mind shedding that extra buck to get perfect results. The doctor duo’s name and fame have reached far and wide, crossing the boundaries of state and the country. Sources say that the couple are planning to bring the latest technologies and infrastructure to the city that are not available in the country and with which miracles can be achieved in surgeries and beauty procedures.

KUDOS TO KUNAL He came with a body weighing 120 kg and waist measuring 41”. But with a solid training under the master, he turned into an owner of a lean 95 kg-body and 33”-waist. Wonder who this duo is? It is Rana Daggupati and the fitness trainer Kunal Gir. Kunal puts in a lot of science into his training to ensure quick results. Why alone Rana? He has a long list of such unbelievable success stories to his credit. His personal website is flooded with the star comments that stand testimony to his calibre. From sensuous Tamannah to macho Sudheer Babu, he has been training them all. Especially Sudheer, who got his sexy six packs in a shortest possible time, needs a mention. Kunal went to the extent of stating that Sudheer has an exemplary macho body that is envied by his peers. Impressed by this new success, big industrialists, models and celebrities are making a beeline to him to rope him in as their personal trainer.


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reading on uncharted path while he was in his early twenties, he had not only got the courage but also had a vision to make it big. Thus within five years of joining the shipping industry, he floated his own company that too without the support of a godfather or fat finances. Within three years of starting it, he could reach a turnover of nearly nine crores. At the age of 27, he is one of the youngest producers in the film industry. Though a novice, standing along the veteran players, he dared to produce a movie with a team comprising debuting actor, actress and even the director and established that he is an out-and-out risk taker. His first movie Prema Geema Jantanai (PGJ) is about to hit the screen. The razzle-dazzle of the silver screen seems to have left him untouched and failed to give him airs. It is interesting to feature unassuming Maddala Bhaskar and learn about his realities and dreams.


BACKGROUND Bhaskar hails from a middle class family and his life wasn’t that rosy in the childhood. His grandfather, the late Mr. M Appa Rao, was an employee with Visakha Dairy. With his limited resources, it wasn’t feasible for his grandfather to offer a luxurious life to his five children. However, there was no dearth of love and bonding in the family and he inculcated high values in his children. The family responsibility then was passed to Bhaskar’s father Mr. MN Rao who was an employee with Customs Department. Education and principles were what he inherited as his legacy, which he passed to his three kids. Bhaskar, being the eldest born, naturally took over the reins. Soon after his graduation, he joined Guru Shipping as a management trainee. After working for a year, he moved to Ocean India. Working with the company as the Assistant Manager for a couple of years, young Bhaskar was besought with the ambition of floating his own shipping company and Induz Trading and Logistics came into existence. Coming from humble beginnings Bhaskar is well aware of the struggles and strife of people who want to make it big in life. He is also aware of the scanty opportunities people have. Out of the 18 employees of his enterprise, he has chosen eight underprivileged to groom them further and funds their training in spoken English and computer skills. DIVERSION “Movie happened by chance,” says Bhaskar. It was during one of those casual chats he was having with the friends that the idea of film-making popped up. However, the real process began only after his friend introduced him to R.B.Subbu, who is the director of the film. After listening to 3-4 scripts, they zeroed in on one. As a new entrant in the industry, Bhaskar was fraught with quite a few problems, the major one being signing in the actors with that ‘X’ factor, that too within his budget. The director suggested Indian Idol’s winner Sreerama Chandra for the hero’s role. It, however led to a lot of apprehensions like whether the audience would accept him as an actor. But in the very first shot, Sreerama proved his acting and dancing abilities. He is paired with Barbie, cousin of Priyanka Chopra. Both have done justice to the roles, believes Bhaskar. His team has roped in SV Ranga Rao as the negative lead, and they are hopeful it will too create a buzz. INSPIRATION He says there was no inspiration. It was rather a challenge, he had thrown to

himself. He wanted to prove ‘one just need the will, the way will be created in its due course’. It was also his belief that nothing can uplift a weary soul than a good movie that made him march on this new path. Thus his production house Shubam Creation was established. Now he understands that not only witnessing but even producing a movie can be entertaining. His banner wants to churn out only commercial or entertaining movies and has no intentions of passing messages through films. He acknowledges the support and encouragement rendered by the members of the Film Chamber. RISK He believes every industry comes with certain amount of risk. Citing his own case as an example, he says, “Look at my own shipping company. I hardly had any profit in the initial stage and first six months were very tough.” Exuding confidence, Bhaskar states that age is on his side and is his biggest asset and he can well afford to take risks. That is what he advocates to his peers too telling them to go after their dreams and take risks. “Rising from the grassroots has its own advantages. The struggle obviously gives people an extra confidence and hard life helps you hone your skills further. They are better prepared to face failures and losses. Even if one sinks midstream, he is certain to resurface with rejuvenated zeal and enthusiasm and emerge much stronger,” he says. SUCCESS MANTRA Whatever you want to do give it an honest try! Hit or flop, leave the result to time. Equally important is teamwork. HOBBY He used to play cricket regularly. However, with his busy schedules there is no time even to watch matches on television.

FUTURE PLAN He wants to produce another movie for which the work will start sometime in January or February 2014. He has planned to launch another newcomer in this flick, the name, however, he wants to keep under wraps for the time being. As a dream project he wishes to do a movie with the Mega Star or the Power Star. Within a decade he aspires to make his company the number one in Vizag shipping world. By 2015 he has plans to launch a Telugu news channel on a par with international ones. PRINCIPLE Learn from your mistakes and correct yourself. Then only one can succeed. ADVICE Begin your journey as a learner in whichever field you want to flourish. It makes you a professional! DAY FROM DIARY 7.30 am: Wakeup Although I want to go for workout and have memberships in more than one gym, I am unable to go owing to the erratic routine. 8.00 am - 9.00 am - Breakfast and family time 9.30: Off to office In shipping field there is no fixed time to have lunch. Only once or twice a week I can go home for lunch. 8.30 pm: Back home If I am busy with the movie work and I return around 11.00 pm. 9.30 pm: Dinner, watch movies 12.00 midnight: Retire to bed WEEKEND I prefer to spend time with wife or go out with friends on outstation trips.


HE SAYS I got married in 2010 and it was an arranged marriage. Words fall short if I have to thank my wife Divya. She makes tremendous sacrifice to lend me support, that too ungrudgingly. I must specially mention the period, last November, when the shooting started. That was when she was in advanced stage of pregnancy. Yet she handled the household singlehandedly. We live in a 9- member joint family. One can imagine the magnitude of the responsibility. I have been working late in the nights, there are days when I don’t even return home but she never questions or nags. We are blessed with our first born Subham and he will turn one this January. She is an understanding wife and a dedicated mother. Though we hardly get any time for ourselves, we somehow make time to watch movies. Her only demand, which is justified and rather minor, is that I should keep my cell phone in silent mode once I am home. I try to oblige her. (He smiles). HER FAVOURITES Food: She was a pure vegetarian and loves snacks. At my behest she started having non-veg though she doesn’t relish it much. Attire: Sari and Salwar, Holiday: Wants to visit Colombo Jewellery: She loves jewellery, especially bangles Movie: Tholi Prema Actor: Pawan Kalyan Actress: Samantha Car: Pajero

DIVYA SAYS He is a very dedicated and hardworking person. Whatever project he takes up, he gives his heart and soul to it. I appreciate his patience. Of late, I miss his company and wish that I can have some quality time with him but his busy schedules make it almost impossible. I do understand that whatever he is doing, he is doing to give us a good life. So I try to support him as much as possible, without disturbing him. He is very confident about his first movie and if he reaches his goal, it is as good as my victory too. HIS FAVOURITES Food: Non-vegetarian, especially seafood Attire: Not brand conscious; He picks up whatever catches his eye in the shop Car: He drives all makes and nothing specific Film: All Pawan Kalyan movies Actor: Pawan Kalyan Actress: None in particular

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Thus Ksheeraawali was born and Kalyan himself designs the jewellery. This apart, Kalyan is also a good singer. He had taken training in classical music for more than seven years. In fact, he has already sung for a couple of low-budget Telugu films. “Though I enjoy singing, I have not thought of making a career in that field,” he pointed out. Kalyan’s family business is infrastructure buildingmainly constructing roads. His grandfather and father are involved in the business. They have floated a company called KCPL, which takes up road construction contracts across the country and execute them. Though he still takes interest in the family

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BACKGROUND Kalyan Kanuganti seems to have developed an aptitude for creative things in life. Maybe the talent has been imbibed in him by his father who is a very good artist (illustrator) while his mother has a penchant for things of beauty - be it dresses or artifacts in the house. Though Kalyan obtained his Masters degree in Business Management from Scotland, he continued to be passionate about designing and drawing. Even as he was pursuing his studies, he proposed to set up a jewellery outlet in Hyderabad and his intent was encouraged by his parents without any hesitation.

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MOTTO His motto is be innovative and deliver the best. Many years ago, during Kalyan’s childhood, his mother conducted a two-day jewellery exhibition at home and it was a huge success, all because of word-of-mouth publicity. Since then I have been pleading with my family to get into the business and start a retail outlet. Now that I have started this, they can take it forward. SUCCESS MANTRA Kalyan describes his desire to go after the passion and achieve success. He thinks that his creative skills and eye for aesthetics have helped him turn into the first generation entrepreneur in a totally unfamiliar field. He says the success of a business can be gauged from the number of times a customer visits you. OFF-THE-WORK Kalyan distributes his time among the family and company KCPL and his own business Ksheeraawali. Despite his busy schedule, he carves out time for Carnatic music sessions. He reads a lot of fiction like ‘Sidney Sheldon’. Participating in social welfare activities by joining hands with NGOs is yet another pursuit Kalyan loves. FUTURE PLAN Kalyan wants to take care of Ksheeraawali for some more time. Once he is certain of it being in the right track, he wants to hand over the business to his mother and sister. “Eventually I will be moving to construction business,” he says. He is also certain that though he moves away from the regular functioning of the firm, he will stay attached to it through his jewellery designs. ADVICE TO FRESHERS Young people should follow their dreams and take up whatever they are passionate about.

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RASHMI SAYS The best thing about Kalyan is his humility and transparent nature. He can be a best friend to anyone and can easily win over anyone’s heart. He is popular among our groups for his creativity and singing. Anyone can get mesmerized by his singing. He is a good manager and very good at getting things done. He can explain and convince people with great patience. This trait helps him in his business.

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HIS FAVOURITES According to Rashmi Colour: Black & Blue Brands: Diesel, Hermes, Pull & Bear Car: Laura Movies: Iron Man, 300 Actress: Jennifer Aniston, Bipasha Basu Actor: Gerard Butler, Ranbir Kapoor Vacation: Gold Coast, Dubai Food: Thai, Chinese


A LEAF OUT OF HIS DIARY 5.30 am Wake up 6.00 am Fitness training 7.15 am Playing with dogs and working with dog trainer 8.30 am Breakfast and reading newspaper 9.00 am Leave for office (Ksheeraawali Showroom) 12.00 noon Go to KCPL office 2.00 pm Lunch at office 9.00 pm Back to home 9.30 pm Dinner 10.30 pm Bed time WEEKENDS Nothing special! I spend Friday evenings with friends and go out while my mother or sister or wife takes care of the showroom. COMPATIBILITY METRE MADE FOR EACH OTHER I and Rashmi were college mates at Dubai. Ours is love marriage. When I first saw her, I thought she was a North Indian. Later, as I approached her I came to know that she was a Telugu girl from Hyderabad. Later, we both went to Scotland for further studies. She pursued MBA degree while I went for MBM. We returned home and got married. She is very supportive and encourages my creative instincts. She has a bewitching smile, which highlights her beauty. HER FAVOURITES According to Kalyan Colour: Yellow Brands: Berkin Car: Mini Cooper Movies: Iron Man, Ugly Truth Actress: Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, Gerald Butler Vacation: Gold Coast, Sharm el Sheikh Food: Paneer curries Attire: Jeans and Casuals red | december 2013 | 79


HOLLYWOOD MASALA TOPLESS IRINA Russian model Irina Shayk is one of the seven stars who will grace cover of Winter 2014 Fantasy. The siren made every man's fantasy come alive when she appeared topless in the high-fashion shoot with just a pair of PVC braces to cover her modesty. She displayed her envious body to model a series of statement outfits. This look seemed to be a sexy makeover of a fireman's uniform, complete with black PVC shorts, braces, thigh-high boots and a matching hat to go. She wears studded leather gloves and a black jacket, which is cinched at the waist with a metal belt.

RIHANNA EXPOSES R&B singer Rihanna has gone topless for the cover of British GQ 25th Anniversary Issue. The photo, which was shot by Mariano Vivanco, shows the singer covering her bosom with her forearms. While small snakes with various colours cover her hair, a big snake is around Rihanna's neck. The ‘Diamonds’ hitmaker also shared the photo on her instagram. Another picture on the photo-sharing website shows her posing seductively, biting a finger with a snake is on her head.

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BOLLYWOOD MASALA KAT ‘SLIPS’AGAIN Katrina Kaif always plays it safe and is on alert when it comes to her fashion choices. Even then she fails to escape oops moment sometimes. She has become the latest celebrity to suffer from wardrobe malfunction when she showed up at the launch of title track of ‘Dhoom 3’. She was wearing a short hot pink dress with black high heels. While interacting with media she ended up revealing her lingerie giving the voyeurs an eyeful. Last year during the promotions of 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' a short cream dress worn by Kat revealed a little more. And during the shooting of ‘Ek Tha Tiger,’ the actor had to ride a bicycle wearing a short skirt and that also resulted in exposure. Let us hope Kat gets a little more careful.

SUCHITRA EXPOSES RGV Former actor and singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi in her fictional memoir ‘Drama Queen’, speaks of rejected proposal of marriage to Ram Gopal Varma. She sent a text to him ‘Ramu will you marry me?’ An excerpt from the book quotes Ramu, “Suchitra, I think you have misunderstood me. We are not similar at all. I don't believe in the institution of marriage. I like women but not their brains. In my opinion, a woman should be seen and not heard.” When asked whether RGV would be irked at her confession, Suchitra replied, “Of course, I have asked for his permission.”

TOLLYWOOD MASALA VINAYAK’S NEW CHALLENGE Money can do anything. A big league director who gave blockbusters to stars like Chiranjeevi, Venkatesh, Jr. NTR has taken up the challenge of directing a greenhorn, of course for a handsome bargain. Producer Bellamkonda Suresh approached director VV Vinayak to launch his son Srinivas in a big way. The producer is reported to have offered him a 1000 yards plot, in Jubilee Hills and Vinayak is happy to own the property in prime locality. The director, however, took nearly eight months to give the nod to Gopi Mohan’s script after listening to more than 40 to 50 scripts. Finally he began shooting. With this project Vinayak has touched the 10 crore mark and joined the elite club of Puri Jagannath, Rajamouli and Trivikram Srinivas.

KAJAL SPURNS CHARAN Has success gone o Kajal Agarwal’s head? It appears so if the recent happenings are taken into account. The doe eyed actress may not be doing any Telugu film in the future. No one knows why. Is it because she does not like the stories or heroes or remunerations? The latest news is that she has rejected even Ram Charan who will shortly be shooting for his new movie under the direction of Krishna Vamsi. It is learnt that Kajal has been approached for the heroine’s role. The actress is said to have spurned the project despite being offered a hefty remuneration. It may be noted that it was Krishna Vamsi who gave Kajal the first break. While it is not sure what is going on in Kajal’s mind, the team has begun the hunt for a suitable replacement.

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DHOOM 3 Highly anticipated action thriller Dhoom 3 is written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra. It is the third installment of the popular Dhoom series. Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra reprise their roles as police officers while Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif form the antagonist duo. Touted as one of the most expensive films of all time, Dhoom 3 is hitting the silver screens in the third week of December in regular 2D and IMAX formats. This is the first Bollywood film to be released in the IMAX format. It will also be released in Dolby Atmos. The movie is being dubbed into Telugu and Tamil to entertain Southern audience.

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THE INVISIBLE WOMAN The film that is going to hit theatres in December third week is directed by Ralph Fiennes and based on Claire Tomalin's book The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens. Director Ralph Fiennes teams with screenwriter Abi Morgan to adapt Claire Tomalin’s book detailing the clandestine, 13-year-long love affair between celebrated English author Charles Dickens (Fiennes) and 18-year-old actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones), whose name was effectively erased from the history books following Dickens’ death in 1870. The cast includes Kristin Scott Thomas , Felicity Jones , Ralph Fiennes , Michelle Fairley and Tom Hollander.


BOLLYWOOD GAMEMASALA REVIEW Gran Turismo 6 for PlayStation 3 brings new levels of authenticity to the Real Baredevil Leone Driving Simulator as well as introduces stunning new tracks and cars and a revised user interface. It may look strange. But Sunny Leone, who made headlines for her ‘baredevilry’ in porn films, refused to go topless for aengine sceneimproves in her forthcoming flick. A new compact game operation horror and increases the flexibility The shot demanded the actress cover her barecontent. boobs with her hands. But also expands to expand it withtodownloadable Meanwhile, the game Sunny insisted that she be allowed to wear a bikini top. makers, however, connectivity with other devices such asThe smart phones and tablets and increased yielded to her urge/demand and she was allowed to shoot wearing a top. Itatwas social and community functions. With 1200 cars available launch and more later removed using computer graphics and her71 ‘assets’ were then digitally to come as DLC, 33 locations, different layouts available and more, GT6 is superimposed from her earlier films much to the delight of voyeurs. the one mostofexciting game in the series yet. Genre: Racing Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Developer: Polyphony Digital Irked Mallika Stalls Shoot A cuss word hurled against actress Mallika Sherwat by one of the contestants made her stop the shoot of her show ‘The Bachelorette India? Mere Khaylaon Ki Mallika’ for three days. In what was supposed to be the gathering of affable suitors on the sets of the dating reality show, the contestants had a verbal duel over difference of opinion on the actress. A contestant cast aspersions on Mallika reducing her to tears, even as celebrity guest Mahesh Bhatt was watching on. Upset over the incidnent Mallika left the shoot and refused to shoot DRAMA QUEEN for the show. She relented only when the top bosses of the production house convinced her. show is a spin-off from the American competitive reality dating game show. An important selling pointThe of this fictionalised memoir is that film star, writer, singer, painter, candlestick-maker Suchitra Krishnamoorthi has penned it. This itself is enough to grab a good number of eyeballs. Despite a successful debut Bollywood film with Shah Rukh Khan, marriage to renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, a pop album with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and walking the red carpet at the Oscars, Suchitra is left a single mother, suffering from a rare mental disorder. How can she hold on to her sanity? Drama Queen is a must read to find out how Suchitra goes through the upheavals life threw at her. The book also candidly claims to have used names of a few people as a deliberate attempt to make it a best seller.

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Compare Allu Arjun with Nani, your hero in Krishna Vamsi’s Paisa? I don’t like to compare people. Nani is a fantastic actor. I shared a good rapport with him. It was fun shooting with him. Tell us about Paisa. I play a conservative Muslim girl who is sweet, inhibited and talks a lot with her eyes only. It is a total contrast to what I played in Iddarammayilato.

What is your New Year resolution? I don’t believe in any New Year resolutions. I don’t think we can make changes in one day. It has to be consistent. What difference do you see in Telugu and other language movies, acting-wise? Not really! I am very happy with the kind of work I am doing in Tamil and Telugu.

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What kind of roles do you like? I like to play different roles. I don’t like to be typecast. If a nice script comes my way with an exciting character, I am ready for it. Till date I got a lot of appreciation for whatever roles I have done. Obviously, I seem to have done justice to them, no matter in what language it is. Audience accepted me in a big way especially in Andhra Pradesh. I thank them for their love. I shall do better in future.

Going by your film career in the past two years, people from industry feel that you have hit the jackpot. Your take on it. I really don’t know how to react to it. Let me tell you, I am glad that people think about me that way. Till date whatever movie I have done, I am pleased with it. I am fortunate enough to get the opportunity to work with some of the greatest persons of the industry. Even audience have accepted me in a big way. This itself is rewarding and inspires me to give my best to the future projects.

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Your first film in Telugu happened in February. Since then you picked it up pretty fast. How did you do that? I started off with Chamak Challo. Neelakanta Sir wanted me for the title role. I really liked the character and the script. And we started shooting. That was when I got an offer for Krishna Vamsi Sir’s Paisa and got auditioned for Puri Sir’s Iddarammayilato.

Of late, heroines have little to do in this hero-centric field? Your comment. Actresses are more than mere glamprops. Take for example Arundhati, the film is heroine-centric and revolves around Anuskha.

Any Kollywood films? I am making foray into Tamil films with two flicks, the first being Kaali in which my co-star is Karthi and the shooting of it is in progress. The second film is a yet-to-be-titled S. Thanu production, directed by debutant Santosh in which I am cast opposite Adharvaa.

Though you hail from Kerala, you did only one film in Malayalam. Reason? I am a Malayali. However, I was born and raised in Dubai. So I never really spent my life in Kerala. Moreover, I don’t do films on the basis of language like that I am a Malayali and so I have to work in that language. I did one good film in that language and then moved on to Telugu. I would rather give a fair chance to all languages.

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REIGNING RANA RAVISHING RICHA How did you feel when Chamak Challo failed to click? I agree the film did not rattle the BO. Yet, I was not bogged down because I got an overwhelming response to my role. How did you feel acting with Stylish Star Allu Arjun? I really liked to working with him. He makes everyone feel comfortable as he is easy going and fun loving. I enjoy the experience.

Did you feel sidelined when you had to share the screen with other heroine Amala Paul in the film? It was not easy to sideline me in the film. I did not get sidelined. (Laughs)

REIGNING RANA Telugu film? Paisa is readyRAVISHING for release and Gunashekhar’s Rudhramadevi. RICHA What are you looking for in the films? I want to entertain audience in every possible way. Do you think there is a future for cinema? Undoubtedly! Whatever may be the technological changes, the cinema will live on.

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Any plans to act in Bollywood? Right now I am satisfied with the kind of projects I am doing in South. I am happy to stay and work here for some more time. Honestly speaking, I haven’t really thought of venturing into Hindi movie industry as of now.

Are you dubbing your own dialogues? Do you find any impediment in delivering dialogues? I am not dubbing for my films though I don’t have any problems in delivering the dialogues. My language skills are not perfect enough to dub.

What one change you want to see in the society? I wish that the women in the country are safe, empowered and can take care of themselves.

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F AVOURITES Perfume There are 4-5 ones, the one I prefer the most is Cartier. Car Range Rover Colour Purple Food Italian, Indian and Arabic Accessory I like a good watch Jewellery Not a big fan Movie Too many Authors Stephen King, Isabel Allandei Poet Pablo Neruda Book Shantaram, One Door away from Heaven Clothes I dress according to my mood. Sport I don’t follow any. Languages known Best spoken are English, Hindi, little bit Telugu, Arabic and French. Likes in others Like people who are comfortable themselves. Dislikes in others Pretence Beauty Eat healthy Dream role I want to do different roles

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Do you have any role models? Not anyone in particular. I always try to look for the best in everyone.

Favourite director and actor I really don’t have a lot of favourites and for that matter, I don’t categorize directors or actors that way. I wish to act for all the directors, at least once with each of them. Same applies to the actors, all are wonderful.

REIGNINGRICHA RAVISHING RANA RICHA RAVISHING RICHA REIGNING What do you find attractive in a guy? You will be surprised my eyes fall on shoes the guy wears. If I like them I would be probably give him a second look. Idols in the industry Each of them is brilliant and I try to learn from everyone.

EIGNINGRANA RANARAVISHING VISHINGRICHA RICHA Any fan following? Only fans can answer!

Any Godfather? That is a funny question!

Are you a fitness freak? I don’t like to call myself a fitness freak. I just try to stay fit and never go to extremes. Are you religious? Not particularly

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Any first crush Leonardo DiCaprio

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REIGNING RANA RAVISHING RICHA One thing you are scared of? Rodents What turns you on? I don’t know! What puts you off? Free advice

Three things in your purse one will always find? My wallet, lip balm and my headphones.

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Dream Holiday There is not a single place. I wish to travel all over

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wedish Volvo has launched the new generation XC60, designed in true Scandinavian style. It is blessed with the new family look, better interiors and features and slightly tweaked engine. It features a broader front facade with wider grille and restyled headlight assembly. The vehicle now sports a new multimedia system - a seven-inch touch screen and a new digital TFT instrument cluster with three modes. The automatic XC60 now has three-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters mounted on it. The added components are leather seats, an LED daytime running light and a dual exhaust tail pipe. It is available in eight colours - Black Metallic, Electric Silver, Caspian Blue, Twilight Bronze, Flamenco Red Pearl, Crystal White Pearl, Bright Silver Metallic and Rich Java and arrived in three variants - XC60 D4 KIN, XC60 D4 SUM and XC60 D5 SUM.

Volvo XC60 D4 KIN is priced at Rs. 40.50 lakh, D4 SUM costs Rs. 43.50 lakh and D5 SUM is priced at Rs. 46.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).


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e are reaching the end of 2013, which has been experiencing a deluge of smart phones like never before. In this mind-boggling legion, one is often at a loss to know which one to choose. We focus on a few that stand out among them.

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1 HTC ONE MAX HTC One Max phablet is the latest hit in the market. It carries forward the all-aluminum design earlier seen on the One and the One mini, albeit with a removable back panel.The phablet flaunts a massive 5.9-inch Super LCD3 (1920Ă—1080 pixels) display cramming in 373ppi and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 chipset with quad-cores clocked at 1.7GHz, Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM.The phone runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which is supplemented by the all Sense 5.5. Its significant feature is that it has an Apple iPhone 5S-like fingerprint scanner, which allows the user to unlock the device and launch apps directly by recognizing his/her fingerprint.

S P E C I F I C A T I O N S Operating System Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS with the HTC Sense UI v5.5 and with an additional feature viz Fingerprint Sensor. Processor Powered by the chipset of Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon 600, runs on CPU of 1.7 GHz Quad-Core Krait 300 processor and the graphics processor of Adreno 320.

Camera 4 Megapixels provides the screen resolutions of 2688 x 1520 pixles with autofocus and LED flash features. Records HDR videos at 1080p @ 30 fps with stereo sound. The secondary camera of 2.1 Megapixels and allows recording HDR videos at 1080p @ 30 fps.

Connectivity 2G, 3G and 4G(LTE) connectivity with other features like NFC, Infrared Port, microUSB v2.0 (MHL). Memory 16/32 GB with 2 GB of RAM and is expandable up to 64 GB.

Inputs From Mr. Duke, Mobi Care


Powered by Android 4.4 KitKat, Nexus 5 Google is a 5” phone. Built with precision, the handset flaunts a simple design and showcases a stunning full HD display. It comes in black and white. All-new photo and video features help the user capture moments in fresh new way. It is fast and powerful and offers unlimited entertainment. The user of the phone can enjoy over 1 million games and apps in addition to unlimited music and custom radio stations from Google Play.

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Looking for a handset that would fit in pocket? Samsung Galaxy Round (SM - G910 S) is the right choice for you. This world’s first smartphone with a curved screen, looks like the Galaxy Note III. Its plastic covered back with a leather pattern and faux stitching gives it a more premium look. Its curved screen makes it easier to read in even in direct sunlight. The pixel density is the same on both handsets.

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SAMSUNG GALAXY ROUND (SM – G910 S) S P E C I F I C A T I O N S DISPLAY Type: Super Flexible AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.7” Multitouch: Yes SOUND Alert types: Vibration - MP3, WAV ringtones Loudspeaker Jack: 3.5 mm

CAMERA Primary: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash Features: Dual Shot, simultaneous video and image recording, geotagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, panorama, HDR Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps

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FLOWERS ALL HER WAY By Ranita Ray

Shoot By Dhana Vijay

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BLUEPRINT Creativity has been her forte right from the childhood. Alka used to add her artistic touch to everything she took up as her hobby- right from garnishing the food cooked by her mom to setting the table for parties, making handmade birthday and greeting cards to painting and embroidering saris. She used to find everything useful- from chocolate wrappers to old thread to discarded clothes and come up with something brilliant using them. She cannot recall a single day she has spent without doing something creative. All this, however, is inborn and purely self-taught, with no formal training. Although she hails from a conservative Marwari joint family, she never had to make any compromises as far as her dreams are concerned. Her mom Mrs. Sharada Raathi, who herself studied B.Ed, has been always progressive and liberal in thought. With her support, Alka obtained Post Graduation degree in English from AU, that too as a top ranker. Thus, Alka was all set to face the world, armed with her creative brilliance in one hand and academic excellence in the other. LAUNCH Even after her marriage, she was never out of touch with her passion. She kept her artistic pursuits going on by taking classes at home on salad dressing, cooking, gift wrapping etc. She is a born winner. Whether it was a flower rangoli competition at VUDA Park or cookery contest at Daspalla Hotel, whatever contest she took part in, she always walked away with first prizes. Calling her bestie, Sravani Chitturi, as her lucky mascot, she says professional

beginning took off 13 years ago when she packed Sravani’s trousseau. She took up the task of designing the mega VUDA flower show as a trial. This got her accolades from all quarters. It was Mr. Rajendra Prasad, GM, Dolphin Hotel, who gave her a big break as official decorator of his property, though she was quite a greenhorn in the field. PILLARS OF SUPPORT Her parents are her greatest strength. “You are my Indira Gandhi, and you will shine like her one day,” this is what her dad, the late Mr. P.K. Rathi used to say, recollects Alka. She always followed his one principle ‘think big, dream big and that’s the only way you can do something big in life.’ While her father is her hero, her mom is her inspiration. Destiny is kinder to her, as she got an equally supportive husband Mr. Vijay Jaju. Without him she wouldn’t have been what she is today, says she. A dedicated mom, who still is particular about attending each and every parentteacher meeting, Alka proudly says she got two very understanding and caring kids, Alvika and Jayadev. Stating that her husband and children have made a lot of sacrifices, she says, “that is the reason why I refuse to keep away from them for more than the time required for my job.” OBSTACLE Till date all those people with whom she has business pacts are encouraging and turn into her extended family. “But once in a while one does land in awkward situations. I might appear docile, but I am quite capable of looking after myself. I know how to draw a line and tell people loud and clear ‘don’t mess with me’,” says Alka.

“In fact, to quote a very recent incident when I was offered assignment of Tippala family, a lot of people advised them not to give the responsibility to me and warned them that organizing such a high-profile wedding was beyond my capacity as I am a woman. However, Mr. Gurumurthy Reddy and Mrs. Vijaya reposed faith in me. I had my first event management project. Braving all odds I organized everything – right from trousseau packing, arranging mehendi artists to organizing sangeet and mehendi parties to setting up the venues for the pre wedding events and for the actual wedding. It did give me a lot of mileage,” adds Alka. FORTE Being in Vizag she is more organized, especially when it comes to sourcing her required materials from all over the country and abroad too. Technology has made life easier and she has built a strong network. She procures cymbodium orchids from Holland and New Zealand for big weddings and everything is done over phone and through internet. When it comes to work she is a hard taskmaster who strives for perfection. She doesn’t hesitate to make her team re-do the entire work if she is not satisfied. Though she has a well-trained team working for her, she gives her personal touch to every project which becomes her signature style. She pays attention to every minute detail. If it is about the decoration which needs to stay longer than two days, she chooses the flowers and greens which don’t wither fast. NOT ONLY FOR THE TOP “People think I charge more, but I do not. It’s a wrong notion. We do red | december 2013 | 93


big weddings and small ones too. There are occasions when I have done them for free or limited budget and I feel it is a part of social work. The hearty smile on the faces of the bride’s or groom’s parents when they see the venue is my reward,” shares Alka. POST PACK-UP A thorough professional, when on the job she even forgets that she has kids at home or she is hungry. Hence after a hectic season she wishes for an ideal break, which would be a quiet day at home, where she can happily keep her phone locked in the wardrobe and not knowing where the keys are and spend quality time with her family. TIPS This field gives a lot of creative satisfaction, but it is not a bed of roses and at times it might become too stressful. It is a totally labour-oriented industry. One not only has to train the workers thoroughly but has to update them with the latest trends. FUTURE PLANS She lives in present. Neither does she think about the past nor has she really planned anything substantial for future. “If anybody does justice to whatever one is doing, he or she will reach the pinnacle naturally,” she says.

“Touchwood! My clients repose faith in my expertise and commitment, they give me absolute liberty to work on their projects. When the clients believe that you will give them the best, it is your responsibility to give cent percent output.”

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HER THOUGHTS

BUCKET LIST She feels blessed that she could turn her passion into her profession and there is nothing more to wish. She wishes her children do well in their lives. Committed to the cause of social service, she also wishes to create more employment. Though happy with what she created till date, she is still waiting for her masterpiece, which is yet to come. If it had been a decade ago, her bucket list would have been overflowing.

Just be good to people, He (God) will take care of you.

I am professional, but not commercial.

There is no word called ‘impossible’ in my dictionary.

I justify every penny the client pays. Rather, I go a step further and add something extra beyond the deal.

For me work is work, budget is secondary. I put the same efforts to design the best.


FRAGRANT PATH Flowers are her major source of inspiration. She feels earlier they were not given their due. People have the habit of dumping flowers randomly whether it is in making a bouquet or decorating the wedding venue. One can always bring a twist; give a lot of style and life to them by adding the right complementing element. For example, a flower arrangement with drift wood, metal wire, crystal balls can bring that extra ‘X’ factor to it.

DESTINY VIZAG A quintessential Vizagite, Alka watches the progress of the city with great interest. She finds an enormous growth in her own field over the recent years. The market is flourishing; people have started organizing Big Fat Weddings. “The city’s natural beauty facilitates ample opportunities to hold spectacular events. Five years down the line Vizagites need not look for outside decorators. The local talents are certain to takeover,” says Alka exuding confidence.

SPIRITUAL STRENGTH Alka draws her strength from spirituality. She does throw her heart and soul into her work and gets personal with every project she takes up. Her commitment doesn’t end there. She has to send a silent prayer to Baba to make the event a success for the sake of her client. A devotee of Bhagavan Sri Satya Sai Baba, she believes that what begins as a jigsaw puzzle starts falling into place with his blessings.

PHILANTHROPY Giving back to society is of paramount importance to Alka. Her definition of social work is not restricted to doling out money. It has a broader connotation of generating work for the underprivileged. Attached to an NGO, Sampoorna, which works for the physically challenged girls, Alka has evolved her own unique way to practise what she believes in. She engages these less fortunate to work on decorative chair bands, pasupu kumkum packing etc. that are required for her events.

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HYDERABAD

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FLYING HIGH WITH BEJEWELLED WINGS By V. Sarada

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Shoot by Sucharita Rao

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rom childhood tomboy to a young world-renowned designer, enlisted in the top ten most inventive and ingenious jewellery designers by the World Gold Council, the flight may not be impossible for a person of Suhani Pittie’s calibre. But what really makes her story different and fascinating is the incredible and supersonic speed with which she covered the distance. If one wants to know how, Suhani has her answers ready. She ‘lives through her work’, which she ‘absolutely loves’ and pursues ‘as if there’s no tomorrow.’ While the titles she chooses for her creations -‘Child of Eden’, ‘Grunge Begum’ and ‘Dances of Earth’ spell elegance and intrigue, her fiercely individual and honest innovations mirror her love for history, knowledge of the contemporary and an admirable knack of fusing the past and the present in her work. Her ‘jewel art’ can be found in stores across the world, including the prestigious Museum of Arts & Design, New York. Suhani tells us how she designed her career and life, besides her timeless pieces.


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toying with some old silver. I heated it, and made a trinket for my mom-in-law and people who saw her wearing it started giving me orders. Two months later, I participated in Bridal Asia. Before I knew it I was well into my career. TINKERING TALE I was never inclined towards design or jewellery. Even now, I love to get into the thick of technicalities. Whether it is gadgets or cars or even the refractive indexes of gemstones, I am a sucker for detail and love researching and reading on those topics. Gemology was my first love. I never looked at heirlooms or traditional pieces. I would always be toying with the rocks and pebbles in the garden. At the age of 7, when I didn’t even know that a subject of this kind existed, a chance look at amber in a book drew me to the world of gems. But somewhere I always felt I wanted to do something with stones. GRATIFICATION Immense. In any creative field, you do something brand new every day. That is liberating. SOURCE OF INSPIRATION Emotions, movements and expressions. It begins with the first impression that becomes more vivid and intense as it gets ingrained into the unconscious. I collect these feelings, memories, connections and observations. Raw, colourful, sensuous ancient customs merging with new forces inspire me. My designs reflect my love for metal, my mood and my surroundings. The old city, Charminar, the 200-year-old ancestral haveli, dancers on the streets, women with their ringing anklets, bangle makers, local potters, by-lanes, old photographs, tall buildings, brass, steel, and loads and loads of history books. I am enchanted by the past. Each collection brings with it a mood, a feeling and an emotion. My latest collection, for example, was about the free spirit, the naivety of the heart, pure love. My earlier collection reflected a stronger mood – about culture and strength, with depictions of Shiva, Islam, tribes and temples. If it is a jatra dancer in Begum Bazaar once, it is the history of Nizam at other time. I interweave all of this with contemporary fashions. Hence the mood becomes modern but the DNA is old. Perhaps that is why the collection is so varied! PURPOSE My designs need to be wearable and special. Each piece should be a narrative and dialogue, reflect a mood and is meant to tell a story. It needs to

have a DNA and a cultural reference. It needs to originate in history and transcend into today, an unexpected contradiction. The jewellery needs to be unapologetically individualistic. CREATIVE DESIGNING, A CHILD’S PLAY FOR A WOMAN? It has nothing to do with being a woman. Creativity has a lot to do with emotions. So I refuse to call any creative field, especially jewellery, an easy task. The creativity is just one aspect but to translate it into reality is the main task. WOMAN IN THE MAN’S WORLD The problem begins with us women. It is the woman who gives the man the authority and right to call it ‘his world’, particularly those mothers, who even today, differentiate between the boy and girl child. This gives the boy a ridiculous ego. IDOL Many women, in fact every woman, who balances her home and career with dignity, grace and sincerity. I find women who have figured out this balance, amazing. THE MOST INTERESTING CREATIONS Grunge Begum. Because with that I made copper and patina cool. THE MOST OVERWHELMING RESPONSE OR COMPLIMENT “My granny thinks mad about your work”- Shweta, age 14 “Your jewellery is exquisite”- Jimmy Choo. AWARDS AND ACCOLADES I can state three instances off the cuff. First: When the World Gold Council put us in the list of the top 10 most inventive and ingenious designers in the world. The biggest body in the industry choosing us was a definite high, at the same time was very humbling and encouraging. It goads me to do better. Second: We were chosen by the British Council to showcase for the British Royal Family. A very important body had entrusted us with a very, very important show for some very, very, very important people. You have to be darn good! That solid belief has always stayed with me, pushing me to work harder. Third: When the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, commissioned our work and told my business partner that they rarely see such perfect and timely paperwork! You can’t grow if the business aspect is not perfect and we have worked hard on our model. You have to work your backside off and you can’t let anyone down.


Raw, colourful, sensuous ancient customs merging with new forces inspire me. My designs need to be wearable, special and reflect my love for metal, my mood and my surroundings. Each collection brings with it a unique feeling and emotion. Each piece should be a narrative and dialogue and is meant to tell a story.

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OFF WORK Photography, dancing…all the time and when my body tires out, reading. I am a history buff. So I read books on world leaders, the Indian independence struggle, economics and political history of countries. I am also a self proclaimed movie critic and the biggest Harry Potter fan there ever has been and of course, I own an Xbox! FASHION I repeat - Fashion fades; Style is everlasting.

FUTURE PLANS Our first target is to increase production by 300%. ADVICE TO FRESHERS Do not try to emulate an existing formula. Find your own direction and path. It is not an easy industry. So perseverance, honesty and business sense would be your guiding lights. HYDERABAD - ON THE FASHION MAP I sincerely, maybe selfishly, hope

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I follow my heart and thoughts, not trends.

There are challenges every single daybecause in this field you have to be ‘one up’ in creativity to do something more smashing every time

My journey has barely begun. I have a very, very long way to go.

My work is an unexpected combination of contradictory elements.

“ My desgins need to be wearable and special. It needs to have a DNA and a cultural reference.”

we don’t become the fashion capital. I think the beauty of Hyderabad and the way we dress is the fact that we still stick to our heritage. The Sherwanis..Shararas.. Gota..the tehzeeb in the language. I’d be devastated if they are overcome by trends. BUCKET LIST Oh god! That’s a long one. I have started striking some out.. like a trek in Leh-Kargil, sky diving, biking across Kerala, being in Economic Times (for the right reasons).


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Quite different in design, this necklace set is from the antique collection. While the tinted finish reflects elegance, the intricate gold carvings with interspersing black enamel paintings reflect the mastery of craftsman. Equally noticeable are those brown kundan stones which are otherwise quite rare to spot. Gross Wt.: 110.4 gm Price: Rs. 3,79,000 (approx)

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rides and jewellery are synonymous. You cannot imagine one without the other. No wonder the market too gives a dazzling range to choose from and get the best deal. Known for its reliability, quality and best of designs, Shyam Zaveri, a house of gold and grandeur, truly stands as a brand to bank upon. With the wedding season around, the store offers some of its finest antique and temple collections of stunning neckpieces and bangles too.


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Another impressive piece from the shop’s antique collection. One can literally go wild with this set, as it flaunts a jungle theme with designs of animals like deer, banyan tree, coconut palms besides men sailing in sea; carved in gold plates and painted in vibrant enamel shades. The ruby beads keep up the touch of tradition. Team it up with a sari or even an evening gown, compliments will pour in abundance. Gross Wt.: 102.48 gm Price: Rs. 3,52,000 (approx)

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Be the centre of attention by wearing this bold antique choker, truly irresistible. The tinted finish makes it subtle yet engaging enough to draw admiration. The elaborate combination, as many as six different designs, speaks of skilled work. The flower motif at the centre with white Kundan stones as petals and a ruby in the middle is simply superb. Don’t miss the matching earrings. Gross Wt.: 132.9 gm Price: Rs. 4,56,000 (approx)

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Elaborate jaali work is in perfect sync with finest enamel designs decorating the gold flowers. This stunning set also comes from the Antique Collection. White and red kundan stones, used to arrest the attention, are the highlights of the design and worth praising. The danglers also carry the same pattern. Gross Wt.: 101.19 gm Price: Rs. 3,33,000 (approx)

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05 Grab this high-finish kada, a charmer which goes well with any attire and can be worn for any function. While its width gives volume to your style quotient, the elaborate work brings modishness to it. The laser patterned border has a very neat finish. Not to forget the floral motifs studded with CZ stones. It can be used by anyone as it has a screw system. Gross Wt.: 37 gm Price: Rs. 1,25,000 (approx)

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A beautiful kada in Bombay Design. Simple yet sophisticated, which makes it a perfect pick for functions with lesser pomp. The detailed filigree work is well complemented with contrasting black and pink enamel designs. Gross Wt.: 44.47 gm Price: Rs. 1,50,000 (approx)

07 Like a rainbow on the rain-fed sky, this kada can adorn your wrist. Truly a versatile piece! Studded with multi-hued CZ stones, this Mumbai model piece can be your favourite for any occasion. Gross Wt.: 44.07 gm Price: Rs. 1,49,000 (approx)

08 This standalone Calcutta bangle in gold reveals the finest craftsmanship. The intricate filigree work gives it a classy look, while the touch of pink enamel highlights the borders. This enhances its elegance.

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Courtesy: Shyam Zaveri Jewellers

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early 125 years in business and still going strong, the men behind MVS Jewel Park have carried a golden legacy, which many would envy. Sheer credibility, guarantee and authenticity have kept this tradition going on. For its teeming customers, it is nothing short of a treasure trove. When it comes to selecting the finest pieces of ornaments and understanding the dynamic demands, they are simply astute and carved out a special niche for themselves. With a new generation stepping in to infuse fresh zest into its business, MVS clan naturally becomes our focal point.

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The third generation veteran player Mr. Manchukonda Venkata Singariah is the guiding force behind his progeny, though he leads a peaceful and retired life now. He is all enthusiasm to make a trip down memory lane to relate their success story.

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BACKGROUND “Our family business dates back to 1890,” recollects Mr. Singariah. It was in this year, when my grandfather the late Kodanda Ramaiah, started jewellery business in the Old Town area of Visakhapatnam. He was the first registered jeweller of the district and after running the trade successfully for many years, he was succeeded by my father the late Mr. M. Appala Raju. However, I had different plans. I obtained my B.Sc degree in 1957 and wanted to take up a job, offered to me in Dehradun. But my father didn’t approve my decision as he felt that I rather be a boss of my own than being subordinate to someone else. Thus the responsibility of two generations of successful business came on my shoulders in the same year. ADDITION Previously only locally manufactured products were available in the city. Finding them a bit too heavy and chunky to my liking, I thought of

exploring new areas which offer more elegant fare and badly wanted to give the local buyers a change of style. That is when Coimbatore, which was known for its light-weight ornaments with intricate work, caught my attention. I travelled extensively and introduced meticulously chosen designs to the local market. It became an instant hit. Yet another new trend I introduced was to display the ornaments in glass cases to attract even the passers-by. This new look of my shop earned a good mileage.

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RISE OF SONS I was always very liberal with my sons. Although they used to help me out in managing the shop from a very early age, I never coerced them to join me. They voluntarily came into the field. I proudly say that they have added an extra sheen to our glory. HOW THEY FARE Interestingly, both are of different natures. The elder one is a risk-taker. Besides expanding the main business, he also eyes greener pastures. The younger one gives a lot of importance to widening the customer base and his networking skills come handy here. SHARING & CARING My elder son M.Y. Subramanyam fondly called as Raja keeps overall view of the business and the second

one Ranga’s focus is mainly on the shop. I used to manage the manufacturing department. I don’t recollect a single occasion when we had a clash of ideas or opinions. On the contrary, we always had a very smooth sail. Even if there is a problem we work together to find a solution. USP Since the beginning, we have been strictly maintaining our quality with special emphasis on durability. We don’t believe in just selling a product. We also extend our expert advice and service to clients and help them choose the right product. Fortunately, this approach helped us build a strong goodwill in the market and we strive to maintain it at any cost. SAVITHRAMMA SAYS My role as Mr. Singariah’s wife is restricted to give him support at home. I never interfered with his business, nor did he ever question me over my style of running the house. Ours is a very closely knit family and all of us live in unity and harmony. I feel it is an absolutely ideal situation as we all have well defined roles to play like women take care of the home while men are at work. Fortunately my sons, daughter and daughters-in-law share our sentiment.


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s he belongs to a family, which has been ruling the trade, it was not necessary for him to look elsewhere for his career. He has a natural flair for the jewellery business right from his childhood. It did not take either much time or effort to turn his passion into profession for the eldest born of Mr. Singariah.

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ENTRY I used to go to the shop regularly though for short periods, even during my school days. This helped me learn the ropes of business pretty early. However, my formal entry was rather dramatic, drastic and absolutely on demand of a situation. It was in 1982 when I was appearing for my Intermediate examinations, my grandmother passed away and my father got busy with the rituals, which entailed a trip to Banaras. Naturally, I had to step into his shoes. This sudden development neither unnerved me nor put me off. I realized that it is ultimately the experience that counts and not the age. HURDLES This used to be an unorganized sector. It was primarily a family business dealing with handmade or made-to-order products. The scene changed after 1997 when government started importing gold officially. During this period retailers like Tanishq entered the market. However, 20-30% of this industry is still unorganized. CONTRIBUTION From 1983 to 1991, I was treading the path my predecessors paved. With the abolition of Gold Control Act in 1992, which imposed many restrictions like the ban on use of 24 carat gold, there was a perceptible shift in the gold business. This had its cascading effect on the jewellery stream. Due to this new development, we, who were restricted only to order-oriented business till then, could convert our shop into a contemporary showroom which facilitates neat display of wide collection of readymade jewellery. EVOLUTION Things have improved a lot over the years. The technological development, like software, system controls, e-billing made our lives much more easy and comfortable. Earlier, everything had to pass through us making our physical presence imperative. Honestly speaking, in present scenario with mushrooming of jewellery shops and escalating gold rates, there is not much growth or scope in this trade. Even the profit margins have fallen sharply. There is a change in the basic objective of buying gold. Now people buy ornaments to satiate their aesthetic sense and not as an investment. Of course, I still look at gold as a good investment option as nothing else can match its liquidity value. I recommend one should at least

have 20-25% of his/her assets in gold, out of which 15% should be in ornaments and 5% in solid gold. FUTURE PLANS Finding the present market not too encouraging, I diversified and entered real estate business. In three years we have completed three residential projects. Presently, we are working on a project of 42 flats at Sriharipuram, Gajuwaka. A year ago we floated Navaratna Estates, in partnership with Suresh Jain and his brothers of Sanghvi Jewellers and Shyam of Shyam Zaveri Jewellers. The venture is of 154 villas near INS Kalinga. This will be a gated community with each unit having an area of 1,850 sft. and common facilities like club house, park etc. In partnership with Mr. Suresh Jain and his brothers and Mr. K. Satya Narayana (Chinna Babu), we have taken up Rs.10,000 cr. turnover of bullion business, which was started in 1997. We were doing pretty well till recently. Unfortunately, last July, the government had imposed some restrictions stating that on each 100 kg of gold imported, one has to export 20 kg. So as of now we are importing only silver. But we have plans to set up export of jewellery business. WIFE NARASAMMA ANDAL Ours was an arranged marriage and I grew up with the thought of marrying him. So we understand each other very well. He can face any situation without being bogged down. He may appear short tempered. But he is not. He is the coolest person one can ever see in the business circles. To be frank, I lose temper and he placates me. His love for family is unconditional. SON GOWTHAM I was born with a hearing problem. But for my father’s unrelenting efforts, I would not have been here now, taking a pro-active role in the business. There was not a single medical facility he did not approach to bring me into the mainstream. Today I am a happily married man with two children. I am a little intimidated by my father because he is very strict though extremely loving. DAUGHTER NEELA KAUMUDI He is very caring. His love is not only for me but everyone in the family. We are friends and I can share anything with him. He trusts me a lot and knows that I shall never let him down. Even if I commit a mistake, I am not scared to admit it to him as he has taught me to accept my faults gracefully. As a businessman he is quite a risk-taker. He empathizes with his employees and helps them out in distress. He is my role model. DAUGHTER-IN-LAW VYSHNAVI It is an ideal and excellent atmosphere any daughter –in-law could ask for. It is such a united and understanding family, I had become a part of it right from the day one. All of them are very supportive, especially my parents-in-law. I am a daughter to them.


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e fits the bill of the youngest son perfectly. Appalaraju Sriranga, affectionately called Ranga, can easily be likened to the typical care-free younger brother characters that our films often show. His exuberance and playful disposition give away who is the most pampered of the brother duo. However, even a casual chat with him reveals that he is a seasoned and a serious businessman too. With over two-decade experience behind him, Ranga knows all the nuances of business like back of his hand and is a perfect complement to his brother.

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Excerpts ENTRY I was never too bright in my studies. Hence I never nurtured dreams beyond our family business. I completed my graduation through distance education. I also obtained diploma in Gemology. Though initially I used to make short but regular trips to the shop, I took it up as a full time vocation in 1994. Those five years of training taught me tricks of the trade. May be I am not into serious studies, but my knowledge about the happenings in the market and the world around is pretty sound. I have developed unique knack of keeping a tab on the contemporary issues. The inputs I collect as a market analyst stand me in good stead and keep me in the forefront. CONTRIBUTION My major gift to the jewellery-loving Vizagites is the chit scheme. This concept was prevalent in Chennai and I can very proudly claim that I introduced it to the city. Fortunately Vizagites too took to it like fish to water. This brought in good business. CHANGES The present market poses a lot of challenges. The penetration of

numerous players has triggered a stiff competition. Adding to it is the volatile gold rate. STRENGTH We always have our strong presence in the jewellery market. Even in the bullion business we enjoy a good reputation. Till now we don’t have any rivals in the Vizag bullion market, for that matter in the coastal region. It is a risky field with low profits and high losses. Only seasoned players can survive here. It is almost impossible for a retailer to take this path. That is the reason many people beat a hasty retreat. FUTURE PLANS I want to open another showroom in Gajuwaka and we have finalised a plot too. However, we don’t want to go beyond Vizag’s limits. WIFE SRI LAKSHMI SAYS The first thing comes to my mind if I have to talk of my husband is his helping nature. He is indeed a friend in need and highly reliable. Being a proactive member of Jaycees and Rotary club, he carried out many social welfare activities. He is always cheerful and gregarious. Out of his busy schedule,

he carves out time for us. He is a very dedicated father and an obedient son. DAUGHTER VYSHNAVI He is my best friend, I confide in him about everything - whether it is a problem in the school or a silly fight with friends. He never loses his cool. Infact I chide him. My friends mistake him for my brother. He is a very chilled out person. I still remember during my eighth standard when I wasn’t able to focus on my studies, my mom got worried. But he boosted my morale saying ‘whatever you score that is fine.’ One thing I admire most about him, is his respect for the elders. He never lets his ego come in the way of his relationships. He is very kind and helpful to everyone. SON ANANTH He is very composed. He never gets angry and never says no to anything we ask for. Only thing is he should be convinced about its utility. If I go wrong, he corrects me instead of punishing me. I am scared of my mom, not of him. Every Sunday he makes sure that he takes us out. He pampers us a lot.


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unning a retail jewellery business for over decades successfully may mean repeating the much proven winning formula. However, Hanumanth Rai Sanghi, chose to differ and looked beyond his family business, retailing jewellery. With Gandhian ideals imbibed in him right from the childhood, Hanumanth Rai was more interested in starting an industry that would provide livelihood for a few hundred people. Moreover, this new venture also would help him in staying away from the clutter of retail business. He established Sanghi Jewellers Pvt. Ltd in 1991, which is one of the largest exporters of jewellery as well as the biggest precious stonestudded jewellery manufacturer in India. His high business values and remarkable acumen percolate down to the next generation.


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Hanumanth Rai speaks of his journey, success and the role his sons have played in taking the business to new heights.

LOOKING BACK My forefathers served the Nizams of Hyderabad. My grandfather Rai Gopilal changed the course, which was to be followed by the family later. Good at sourcing the best products, he earned the title Rai. The same has become part of my name. Being a Gandhian my father not only used to spin and wear khadi, but also used to donate it to Bhandars. Our family is known for education, modest living and upkeep of Gandhian principles. Youngest of seven brothers, I was asked to look after our Abids outlet. A B.Sc degree-holder, I was interested in electronics and reluctant to join business. PROFILE OF HIS COMPANY By 1980s we acquired immense jewellery merchandising and retailing experience and understood the constraints of traditional techniques. Ours is the first jewellery industry in Andhra Pradesh with latest technology. My education in science stood me in good stead, especially in the field

of precious stone-studded jewellery manufacturing. We started manufacturing jewellery for our own unit as well as for several other leading retailers. Today, after two decades, we take pride in being vendors to the leading jewellery retailers across the world! RISE OF SONS Both my sons have contributed equally to the business albeit in different yet complementing spheres. Sanjay understands the trends, analyses them and predicts the market. His creative and out-of the box thinking has been the backbone of our business. His PR skills earned us name across social and business circles. I should acknowledge his meticulous handling of the finances. Ritesh provides Sanjay and me with a perfect support system. He has good grip over technicalities, human resource management and administration. He is excellent in accounts and cost-control.

SHARING AND CARING We have very clear cut division of work and complement one another other. I look after the major portion of production activity though my sons also play some role in it. Using latest machinery and adapting new technology is my interest. Sanjay looks after planning, finance, organization, etc. Ritesh takes care of sales and marketing, production accounting, etc. It is very smooth as there are no over-lapping domains. Of course, all decisions are taken collectively. WIFE’S SUPPORT Yes, I definitely need to thank my wife Sarala who has silently contributed to my success by being a supportive wife. SARALA’S SAY He is extremely good and supportive. He stood unshaken during ups and downs. He has the strength to face anything in life and take the family along with him. He keeps convincing me that we should adapt and adjust to modern methods and live happily.


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anjay Kumar Sanghi, the elder son of Hanumanth Rai Sanghi, believes that carrying out business is good, but doing something innovative in the given space is even better. It is little wonder Sanghi Jewellers continues to be the most respected industry.

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EXCERPTS HIS JOURNEY I joined our family business very early to take the family legacy forward. First few years were spent in retailing. However, I was restless to explore new avenues. This could be because I always read a lot about successful businessmen who inspired me in many ways. My education in commerce stream and my ambitious approach made me try my hand at stock market. Unable to wriggle out of the jeweller’s mould I went to study Gemology and graduated in 1989. I was anyway looking to go beyond the normal retailing and came across the most innovative casting technology which had arrived just a year before in India. My entire family supported me in taking the leap into manufacturing and I was ably assisted by Ritesh. At that point we did not know that we were doing pioneer work and we would be instrumental in making Hyderabad a leading manufacturing hub. Many have followed our footsteps and today the city is known for unique precious stone studded jewellery and we top the country in this field. DREAMS AND PROJECTS Understanding the latest global trends and to increase our own range we diversified into retailing of Fine Silver Jewellery. Our products are designed and sourced very selectively from all corners of the globe. Today, Trisa, our showroom of silver and white metal ornaments, has retail presence across various formats and cities. Trisa is growing in leaps and bounds. We intend to reach 100-store count in a year’s time, under the management of our nephew Rakesh Agarwal. LIFE PARTNER As I introspect I realize that my life partner Pritha has played such a significant role in my life that nothing would have been possible without her unstinting support during our busy journey. She has always been a pillar of support and I can bank on her for all those filial responsibilities, which I may have shrugged off while focusing passionately on the jewellery business.

CHILDREN Though dedicated to business, Sanjay finds time for family and children and believes that spending quality and useful time with them is important. “I see a lot of myself in my children. I share my experiences with them on a daily basis. I try to inspire, motivate them though I do correct them and prepare them for an illustrious career, which, I wish, should overshadow even my achievements! Today, I take pride that they are young achievers themselves and have taken my words seriously to make a name in social and business circle”.

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My husband is a very dynamic

TEJAS We make it a point to sit down for some time at the end of everyday to discuss small or big issues. Whatever may be the issue, our father takes time to discuss about it because he believes ideas emerge out of discussions. He is more like a friend to me. Above all, our wavelength matches, thus making things much easier for both of us.

person. He is very hard working and loves reaching newer heights in life. He likes innovation and meticulously and uniquely plans even the smallest thing. One thing about him which everyone doesn’t know is that he is multi-faceted. He loves music, dance, to talk and spend time with parents and children. He enjoys discussions on various topics.

UDAY He is a very futuristic man. He believes in completing a job even if it is not giving the desired results. He thinks it is better to attempt rather than regret it later. He is very adaptable, openminded and at the same time respects traditional values.


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itesh Kumar Sanghi, second son of Hanumanth Rai Sanghi, is a thorough businessman and believes that only hard work clubbed with proper strategy pays in this field. He takes care of vital aspects of Sanghi Jewellers like expanding its presence across the globe and reaching out to new markets. His sense of costing and production is praiseworthy. Dedicated to the development of the company as a major industry, Ritesh explores fresh markets and expands the base for their products. Despite his long schedules of touring and business development across the globe, he manages to find time for family and children. Also, he loves spending time with friends. red | december 2013 | 114


Excerpts HIS JOURNEY I completed my graduation in commerce and joined the manufacturing unit which was still in a formative state. We started off with silver jewellery as the metal was much cheaper and we wanted to test the waters before investing on gold. At the end of it I realized that the real potential lies in gold jewellery. Within a span of three years we started manufacturing gold jewellery. Since then there was no looking back. We grew in leaps and bounds in all aspects of the business. It has been a challenging journey and a happy one too. The huge circle of our family friends and well wishers speak for it. DREAMS AND PROJECTS My dream was to establish a big and reputed jewellery manufacturing company. My father has been in this business for long, running a retail

outlet. The concept of waiting for customer to come to the shop was pinching me. So I insisted either we should involve in wholesaling or manufacturing. The world is open and we can go anywhere when we manufacture the products. I also believe that we need to participate in business exhibitions which open doors for newer markets. Controlling production costs and managing manpower are very important to me. HIS CONTRIBUTION My noteworthy contribution to our company is exports. We have expanded our presence and business by exporting to various countries. Today we are one of the leaders in this field. The result has been that the government of India has recognized us. The company has been justifiably awarded titles like Emerging Export House and Star Export House. Quite understandably, we are the most preferred manufacturers of India.

As long as there are beautiful and elegant men and women in the world the concept of jewellery lives on. Hence gold business will never die and it will continue to grow and we like to be better positioned to render best service. LIFE PARTNER Bhavna’s contribution in my journey is to make it pleasant and exciting. Her support is immense and very important. She takes care of the house and children. This absolves me of a lot of responsibility. CHILDREN This is where I am missing something. I travel a lot and get very little time for them. But I try to take time off on weekends to take them for an outing. Also whenever I am in the city I spend a few hours with them every night.

BHAVNA’S SAY He is an all-rounder and active on both business and family fronts. He is very supportive and lends me a helping hand. He never says no to anything and encourages me to take up new pursuits. I think I also reciprocate by taking care of the family so that he can focus on his business. SAMVIDHA My father is a complete businessman. He is always busy with his office work, but he still manages to be a good father by trying to be available at the time of need. He is very patient and listens to everything we say and suggests best possible solution. KASHVI He is always busy but I love my father.

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Las VeGoa By Ranita Ray

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he sun-kissed beaches, blue lagoons, coconut groves, and architectural marvels on one hand and the plethora of colourful street shopping, widespread of unique local and international cuisine, pulsating adventures, casinos, jazzy parties and carnivals on the other - it won’t be wrong to call Goa, the Las Vegas of India. Here the festive season begins in November and goes on till March - do you need more reasons to pack your bags for Goa? For going around rent a scooter or motorcycle or if you don’t want to drive then go for pilot-driven motorcycle taxi, allowed only here in India. For a little more healthy fun, you can hire a bicycle too.

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SPOTS Among its long list of forts, a few must visits are Aguada - housing the Central Jail and the 19th century lighthouse and Cabo Raj Niwas which has the elegant Franciscan monastery, offering a spectacular view of the sea and Mandovi River. Look for the magnificent church at the edge of the cliff, Chapora Fort (now in ruins); Mormugao Fort, containing a towering bulwark, three magazines, five prisons and a chapel. Old Goa is known as ‘Rome of the East’. It is famous for Se Cathedral, largest church in the country (it took 57 years to build it) with a huge Golden Bell; Convent and Church of St. Francis of Assisi, recognized as a famous monument; Church of Our Lady of Miracles, Basilica Of Bom Jesus, built in 16th century, now a World Heritage Monument. Look for the silver casket preserving the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. Church of St. Cajetan promises a visual treat. One can also visit Viceroy’s Arch - it was the gateway to Goa for Portuguese Governors; Church of Our Lady of Rosary, Nunnery of Santa Monica, Ruins of Church of St. Augustine etc. Ancestral Goa, an aesthetically developed mock village traces 100 years of the state’s lifestyle and heritage. Big Foot, the only designer dance floor in Goa, is used as a venue for the promotion of performing arts. For a rare experience, visit Tropical Spice Plantation, located in Keri, a village untouched by pollution. Spread over a large verdant land, it offers the perfect setting to soak in nature. The variety of spices is amazing.

A visit to Dudhsagar (Sea of Milk), known for its speedy surge from the majestic heights, is a popular site for trekking and hiking. The fall overlooks a steep, crescent-shaped edge of a valley covered with beautiful tropical forest and Mollen National park. BEACHES Goa, with 103 km coastline, has as many as 25 beaches - each has its own uniqueness to flaunt. Calangute - Queen of the Goa beaches, a 7-km.-long beach with nightspots and parties, restaurants, Tai Chi, yoga sessions; Anjuna - with rocky crescent and swaying palms and a hub of interesting activities, Candolim - for a laid-back day in one of its numerous shacks and bars, Miramar - Marine Drive of Goa where arthritis and joint pains can be cured if one braves the crashing waves, on his/her back, especially during high tide and Harmal - foreigners’ haunt for henna, tattoo, yoga and meditation centres. Dona Paula - has an interesting legend to its credit and natural beauty that attracts film makers, Baga - for its scenic view with creek and a major lure for western tourists, Vagator - most photographed and secluded though bursts into life during the season with midnight parties and Mandrem - best for spending nights. For aloofness choose beaches like Majorda Beach (limited accommodation facility), three-km-long virgin Agonda Beach with white sand, Colva, except in October when it turns crowded due to the Church activities, Arambol – especially for its options of body painting, Tai Chi and yoga, Keri, Varca, Cavelossim and Mabor beach. Morjim beach can be visited to witness the amazing Olive Ridley turtles hatching. The nestling season is from November to March.


ACTIVITIES This is the only state in India where gambling is legal. Finest casinos extend the best of gaming from Black Jack, Rummy, American Roulette, Baccarat, Stud Poker and Flash, both on land and off shore besides a wide variety of entertainment by international performers.

Las Vegas (South Goa), Chances Casin (Near Panaji), Treasures Casino (Majorda Beach Resort), Holiday Inn Goa Resort Haciencda De Oro Casino and Pub and Winners Casino (MarGoa) etc. are some of the famous casinos. However, Casino Royale is the largest and most popular floating Casino. For cruising experience, sail with Santa Monica Cruise on the River Mandovi. Sunset cruise, an hour-long expedition gives a spectacular view or sundown tour and offers a breathtaking view of Panaji. Backwater cruising takes you to mangroves, winding through many interesting places. Music lovers don’t miss Palolem which has recently gained immense popularity for its ‘Silent Noise’ parties, a unique concept where the revelers by putting own sets of earphones can dance away to different genres of music played by versatile DJs because there is a ban on blaring live music after 10.00 pm.

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For nightlife visit regular hotspots like Party Zone at the Holiday Inn Resort, TREASURES – casino-cum-disco at Majorda, Avloc, and Club Tito’s and if it happens to be full moon, parties at Anjuna are must. From windsurfing ideally in Dona Paula, Dinghy Sailing often referred as ‘beer and sandwich’ sailing (best at Zuari estuary), to Scuba Diving giving amazing glimpses of the marine life, hard coral and over 1,000 shipwrecks (still many are unexplored), to Water Skiing on speed boats at 30-40 miles an hour (at Cidade de Goa, Bogmallo Beach Resort, and Taj Hotels), one will be spoilt for choice. Parasailing, fishing at Sinquerim or angling at Agonda beach, besides the thrilling water scooter at Candolim beach can be tried. For added fun check out the water park Splashdown or even Go Karting at Nuvem with 482 m long twisting track, one of the best in the country.

TO BE HALE AND HEALTHY Keri village offers varied Ayurvedic treatments. For authentic Yoga or meditation holidays, you can try Yab Yum, Yoga Magic, Ashiyana and The Mandala. Neo Yoga Centre is the most well-known of them. For massages one can head to Snip. It might be a bit heavy on your pocket, but is worth it. For a cheaper alternative, one can always get a massage from the masseurs on the beach. For a funky fun get a Black Henna tattoo painted and girls can braid their hair with colourful embroidery threads and beads by the tribal women who sit on the beach and in markets.


CARNIVAL Be a part of the 500-year-old gala Carnival Festival that occurs in February. The capital Panaji adorns a grand festive look during this three-day long festival with colourful processions and parades. Mingle with the locals, sing and take part in Cotti Fugdi (regional dance form) and enjoy grand feasting. Don’t miss the rage - Sunburn Goa, in its 7th year, this 3-day-long (Dec 27 - 29) annual event is Asia’s biggest electronic dance-music festival. SunburnS7 promises to be the grooviest and the biggest show ever. SHOPPING For a pure local market feel, go to the Friday Mapusa market that sells everything from curios to old coins, dried fish to spices or the Wednesday Anjuna Market. Souvenirs worth picking up are brassware, terracotta, shell work, colourful masks, cotton bags, wooden toys, table mats woven from sisal or banana, coconut or pineapple fibre crochet, carved furniture, bamboo work, papier-mâché etc. Food items like cashew nuts, spices, Feni, wines are good buys. Not to miss the Flea Market at Anjuna, where majorly foreigners, besides merchants from the other states of India sell clothes, trinkets, sculptures, wood carvings, other kinds of handicrafts and semiprecious stones. The Saturday Night Market or Ingo’s Night Market in Arpora, a village near Baga is equally popular. Goa’s shopping charm lies in haggling.

GASTRONOMY Besides chicken and beef, there is a mindboggling variety of seafood - the regular prawns, tiger prawns, lobsters, crabs, mussels and squids. Must try are snacks like Pao Com Chouricos – fried Goan sausage, sautéed with onions and served with bread, Pork Vindaloo – pork cooked in spicy and oily gravy, Ambot-tik - an exotic sweet and sour fish dish, Sannas (rice cakes), Ghashi, Saaru-Upkari, Dali-Thoy, etc. Finish your meal with the famous layered dessert Bebinca’. Don’t forget Feni, the liquor made from cashew-apple, only available in Goa. Eateries may be beach shacks, open-air cafes or fancy restaurants. Check out Mom’s Kitchen on DB Street, especially for its Prawn Hoonam, Harem Mas; Martin’s Corner a rustic place amongst coconut trees dotted with a few small tables, now a landmark of the state, A’tona at Betim, for Sorpotel, Balchao, Sunnas, Xacutti, Vindaloo, Pork Chorizo etc. Even eateries like A Reverie, Fiesta, Britos, Tittos, Café Chocolatti, The German Bakery etc. are highly recommended. STAY The Leela Kempinski, Goa Spread over 75 acres, set against the backdrop of an intriguing fusion of colonial Portugal and modern India, this beach luxury hotel has a lot to offer - 206 rooms, suites and villas and a 12-hole, par 3 golf course. If one prefers to idle around, one has the Mobor Beach pretty much all for oneself. The bustling fishing village along the Sal River gives a fascinating insight into how the lucky locals of Goa live. Other options can be... Holiday Inn, Goa | Ocean Palms | The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort | Best Western Peace Valley | Goa Marriott Resort red | december 2013 | 119


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oday the focus is on health. Hence we keep hearing the terms health - conscious, diet-conscious etc. Then comes the topic of avoiding fatty food. As a celebrity diet counselor and fitness expert I say pause before you consider fat as an enemy.

THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF FAT INTAKE

We all know that a low-fat diet is the key to losing weight and maintaining good health. More than the amount of fat, it is the type of fat that really matters. Hence there is a need to know the difference between the good fat and the bad fat.

How much fat is good for you depends on your individual lifestyle, weight, age, and most importantly the state of your health. The USDA recommends that the average individual should

Good fats such as Omega 3, 6 & 9 are essential for health.

• Keep total fat intake to 20-35% of calories

Bad fats increase the “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and decrease the “good” cholesterol (HDL), enhancing the risk of heart diseases. They lead to weight gain and clogged arteries and so on.

• Limit saturated fats to less than 10% of your calories (200 calories for a 2000 calorie diet)

Good Fats MONOSATURATED FATS

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POLYUNSATURATED FATS

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Bad Fats SATURATED FATS

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TRANS FATS

• Limit trans fats to 1% of calories (2 grams per day for a 2000 calorie diet)

“STAY FIT & BE HEALTHY”

SOURCES

Olive Oil

Soybean Oil

High fat cuts of meat (Beef, Lamb and Pork)

Commercially baked pastries and cookies

Sunflower Oil

Safflower Oil

Doughnuts, Cakes, Muffins and Pizza Dough

Packaged snack foods, microwaved popcorn

Groundnut Oil

Walnuts

Chips

Sesame (Til) Oil

Sunflower, Sesame (Til) and Pumpkin Seeds

Avocados

Fatty fish (Salmon, Tuna)

Whole-fat dairy products (Milk, Cream, Butter and Cheese)

Fried foods, French fries

Olives

Soya Milk

Ice-cream

Candy bars

Nuts (Almonds, Peanuts and Cashew)

Tofu (Soya Paneer)

Chicken and Chicken Nuggets

Vegetable shortening

Palm and Coconut Oil Lard

MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE The bottom line is simple: don’t say ‘no fat,’ say ‘good fat.’ Avoid Hydrogenated fats & Trans fats - Hydrogenated fat is widely used. We see it listed in the ingredients of margarine, biscuits, cakes, frozen meals, fried foods, sweets, crisps, fish fingers and many dairy products. It’s popular with food manufacturers because it gives food structure and does not feel or taste oily and also lasts long. Eat omega 3 fats every day. Good sources include Fish, Walnuts, Ground Flax Seeds, Flaxseed Oil, Canola Oil and Soybean Oil.

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hristmas conjures up images of Santa Claus, gifts and a host of culinary delights. Executive Chef Anil Naidu of Central Court Hotel, which recently bagged the Award for Excellence - 2013, takes you on delicious trip.

ROAST TURKEY WITH GRAVY & CRANBERRY SAUCE

INGREDIENTS 5-6 kg turkey 50 gm unsalted butter, softened TRADITIONAL STUFFING 185 ml (3/4 cup) Chicken stock 160 gm (8 tbs) butter 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 2 celery sticks, chopped 3 tbs chopped fresh sage 1/2 cup of flat-leaf parsley 2 tbs chopped fresh thyme 8 cups fresh white breadcrumbs 1 lemon, rind grated grated fresh nutmeg CRANBERRY SAUCE 175 gm Cranberry (optional raisins) 125 ml (1/2 cup) port Zest and juice of a large orange 1/2 cup redcurrant jelly

GRAVY 2 tbs plain flour 225 ml red wine 600 ml chicken or turkey stock 3 tbs redcurrant jelly Salt and cracked black pepper to season METHOD For Stuffing: Place chicken stock in a saucepan and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and leave it to simmer. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over low heat. Add onion and celery and cook, stirring continuously to prevent burning, for 6-8 minutes. Add herbs and cook for one more minute. Remove it from the heat and place in a large bowl. Add breadcrumbs and lemon rind and stir. Add only enough stock to the mixture to soften, and then season well with salt, pepper and some nutmeg. Set aside to cool completely then use to stuff turkey.

FOR SAUCE Place 175gm cranberry (optional raisins) in a medium bowl, cover with boiling water and set aside for 30 minutes. Drain the cranberry (raisins) and place in a saucepan. Add 1/2 cup port, the zest and juice from one large orange and 1/2 cup redcurrant jelly. Simmer for 6-8 minutes over low heat until thickened. Set aside to cool. FOR GRAVY Place a pan with the reserved pan juices from the turkey over low heat. Add two tablespoons of plain flour and cook, stirring, until golden. Add 225 ml red wine and 600 ml chicken or turkey stock and bring to the boil, whisking until thick. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Courtesy:

MAIN DISH Preheat oven to 190째C. Grease a large roasting pan, smear the turkey breast all over with the butter and cover legs loosely with foil. Roast for 31/2-4 hours, basting every 30 minutes. Remove the foil in the last 30 minutes of cooking. Set aside for 20 minutes to rest (reserving the pan juices to make the gravy) before serving. DRESSING Whisk in three tablespoons of redcurrant jelly, season well with salt and cracked black pepper and serve with the turkey and cranberry.


INGREDIENTS 100 gm chopped dried cherries 100 gm dried cranberries 100 gm dates 100 dry figs 100 gm cashew pieces ¼ cup dried currents ¼ rasins ¼ tutti-frutti ¼ walnut 2 tbsp chopped citron ¼ cup dark rum ½ cup butter ½ cup brown sugar 1 egg ½ cup all purpose flour Half tbsp cinnamon ground Half cup ginger peel ½ cup milk

CHRISTMAS PLUM PUDDING

METHOD MAIN DISH Soak cherries, tutti-frutti, cranberries, raisins, currants, dry figs, walnuts, cashew and citron and ginger peel in 1/4 cup rum for at least 24 hours. Cover tightly, and store at room temperature. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Butter a round pan or loaf pan and line it with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; mix into butter and sugar in three batches, alternating with molasses and milk. Stir in soaked fruit and chopped nuts. Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then sprinkle it with 2 tablespoons of rum. DRESSING: When cooked, allow the cake to cool completely before cutting or icing. When cool, remove from the cake tin and slice or do icing and decorate as per your choice.

MINCE EN CROUTE

INGREDIENTS 240 gm lamb mince 100 gm mozzarella cheese, chopped 150 gm sun dried tomatoes, drained and chopped 1 bunch of basil, chopped 500 gm puff pastry sheet 1 egg, beaten Salt and freshly ground pepper METHOD Preheat your oven to 200°C. In a mixing bowl mix together tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, season with salt and pepper. Season the lamb mince with a pinch of salt. Cut the puff pastry sheet in half. Place the lamb mince on top of the pastry sheets, fold the pastry over and seal it with your fingers or fork. Cut out the excess pastry and place on a baking sheet seam side down. Brush each parcel with the egg. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes until it turns golden. Serve with olive-tomato salad.

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t was the time to catch up with friends for Vishal and Sweta who moved back to India this year after living in the US for 12 years. Being Vizagites with a huge friend circle, they had a blast bonding over foot-tapping music, gossip and widespread of delectable in the swanky pub Waves, which was chosen as the venue. The party came perfectly as yearend bash marking the beginning of festival season and thus giving them excuses to party harder. The dress code was kept anything depicting the 'Colours of Ocean.’ City’s young elites like Varun, Monty, Sakshi, Tinnu, Ekta, Manav, Kinnu, Harshitha, Rajini, Murali, Ameet were spotted there.


DUSK

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elebrating her birthday, Paramita Banerjee, Executive Manager of Palm Beach Hotel, hosted a party at Dusk. Who-is-who of the town, page-3 people and head-honchos from all walks of life with their spouses were there in full attendance. Clad in a white sari she looked elegant and played a perfect host. With food, drinks and music flowing uninterrupted, the guests had a rocking time.

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PANASH

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uresh Mulagada, MD of Vani Sea Foods Pvt. Ltd turned 50 and friends and family truly had a golden celebration hosted at Panash. Smartly dressed in a grey suit Mr. Suresh looked thoroughly cheerful as the near and dear wished him. His parents Mr. Lakshmiah and Mrs. Lakshmi, wife Mrs. Sirisha and son Dheeraj, too played perfect hosts, receiving the guests. All the biggies of the city right from Mr. K. Ramesh, Additional Municipal Commissioner, Krishna Prasad, Mallik, O.Naresh Kumar, Raghu (RVR), Janaki Ram, Phanindra, Murali, Avnash Rayudu, Krishna Kanth Pilli, Sridhar and many others were seen enjoying the bash arranged by Mr. Suresh.

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AMBICA SEA GREEN

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avouring barbeque delicacies along with bonding over some live jazzy music, Vizagites had a gala time at the latest entrant in city’s lounge-restaurant ‘Barbeque Restaurant’ of Ambica Sea Green Hotel. While the piping hot food was served to satiate the taste buds, DJ Srinu pulled everyone to the dance floor by belting out a few popular Bollywood numbers. This revelry zone will entertain the guests with its regular Saturday Nite Parties.

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HYDERABAD

PLEASANT SURPRISE FOR SHARATH KALYAN

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ho doesn’t love birthday surprises? Sharath Kalyan, the new entry into Tollywood loved the surprise birthday bash his family threw for him recently at Blue Door Restaurant, in Banjara Hills. The intimate affair saw the presence of near and dear ones, who had a great time at the do. All eyes were on the birthday boy, who looked handsome and chic in specially designed suit. Producer Ashok Kumar, actor Krishnudu were among many film personalities and VIP guests that attended the birthday party.

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win brothers - Wajid Khaleel and Hamid Khaleel celebrated their birthday on a grand note at Marrakesh, Durgam Cheruvu recently. The event drew the brothers’ close friends and family members. Guests were spotted bonding over delicious Hyderabadi cuisine. The party was complete with music and masti. Friends and relatives, who poured in to be a part of the celebrations, took straight to the dance floor and shook a leg to popular desi numbers. Spotted at the do were Baba Sehgal, Asima, Dimple, Piyush, Poonam Kaur, Priyanka, Neeta, Manish, Rekha Malpani, Sahil Gulati, Sohrab Mirza and others.

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VIZAG

GRAND WEDDING It was a glitzy affair when Pramod, son of Congress leader Mr.B.Kasi Viswanadham and Mrs.Ganga Lakshmi tied the knot with Madhuri, daughter of AMAL College principal Mr. Eswar Rao at Port Kalavani Stadium. The wedding saw biggies from political, films and different walks of life in full attendance. Prominent among them were Ministers Ganta Srinivas Rao, Chiranjeevi, P. Balaraju besides members of Tippala family. Political leaders like Tynala Vijay Kumar, Panchakarla Ramesh Babu, Malla Vijay Prasad, Dadi Veerabadhra Rao, Chintalapudi Venkat Ramayya, Kannababu, Avanti Srinivas, S.A. Rehman, Pedada Ramana Kumari and bureaucrats graced the occasion.


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CANCER (June 21 - July 20) Don’t delay clearing even a small misunderstanding. Accolades on the academic front are likely. There is no use in pleasing higher ups, if you are not result-oriented. You may manage to take a stand on an issue. Beloved may call you. Good gains are foreseen in the financial front. Health remains excellent. Profits in older investments are indicated. A rise in support from seniors as well as people in government positions is possible too. There is a chance of issues with friends.

ARIES (March 21- April 20) Do something positive this last month of the year. Brilliant academic front is foreseen. Professionally you may win a coveted project or assignment and are likely to interact with those connected with media. A perfect match is in the offing for the eligible singles. Monetary gains appear easy. A vacation full of fun is in the offing. Ego in speech and issues with the extended family are likely. Higher income and better health can be expected. Lucky for you: 2, Indigo

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) Give up extravagant ways. Adopt a healthy routine that leads you in the right direction. Don’t press things on the professional front as it can prove counterproductive. Anxiety over an issue on the academic front will be laid to rest. You will get support from a family member in your endeavours. Those on a long trip will have a good time and steer clear of the delays. Pressures in joint areas of work would remain high. Issues in marriages are possible. Energy and stamina levels are likely to fall in the latter half of the month. Lucky for you: 1, Lemon

GEMINI (May 23 - June 20) You will find yourself in a favourable situation. Give priority to loan repayments if any. Give up the urge to be extravagant. Spending time or going on vacation with beloved will become a reality. Stature in social circle is likely to grow. You may have inner satisfaction by helping the needy. Health consciousness is the first step to total fitness. Growth in most of the areas you work is indicated. Aggression with superiors will backfire. Second half of the month will see a rise in opposition to your ideas. Ego hassles with spouse are not ruled out. Lucky for you: 22, Lavender

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Lucky for you: 8, Electric Grey

LEO (July 21 - Aug 22) Expected good returns from property will add to wealth. You are capable of sorting out differences with someone who doesn’t see eye-to-eye. With concerted efforts with spouse, harmony prevails on the domestic front. Don’t take it to heart, if someone fails to acknowledge your help. Rekindle your love life. Though may not be exciting, a trip will bring in a nice change in life. You remain hale and hearty and make a good progress at work. Pressures notwithstanding status will rise. Smart gains from investments are expected. There will be marked rise in ego levels. Lucky for you: 4, Dark Blue


VIRGO (Aug 23 - Sept 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 - Dec 20)

The month opens with a positive outlook. An encouraging development on the family front is expected. A new heartthrob will brighten up the romantic prospects. Those seeking jobs will get a positive response. Someone will help you in managing finances. An initiative taken on the academic front may start yielding results. Health remains satisfactory. A vacation to some exotic place is on the anvil. Networking skills are well honed and positive. Issues with the joint family are foreseen. Gains in real estate are indicated. You will find strength in what you do and be able to take a stand.

Without any obstacles, you climb the slippery ladder of corporate world with good career planning. You are in need of the right kind of resources to make something work. Diverting money into a fresh venture is likely and it will prove beneficial in future. Ailing people will convalesce fast. Efforts are put in to make love life more exciting. You can procure finances for a family member for pursuing his/her higher studies. Good progress at the workplace is indicated. Despite impediments status will rise. Smart gains from investments are indicated.

Lucky for you: 5, Bottle Green

Lucky for you: 4, Turquoise

LIBRA (Sept 23 - Oct 22) SCORPIO (Oct 23 - Nov 21) The month would open with a positive outlook as you will be in an outgoing mood. Resolve issues amicably to maintain harmony on the domestic front. A ride on the crest of success is foreseen as you are in the right frame of mind. You are likely to be invited to a party and enjoy to the hilt. Chances of earning big money are bright. You will be in the pink of health. Issues with the extended family are foreseen. Gains in real estate are on the anvil. Happiness about home, cars etc is possible.

Time will not permit you to discharge social obligations. You may face some hurdles on the professional front as someone is biased against you. Efforts on the academic front are not noticed. Find ways to supplement income or else you may face cash crunch. Illogical fears make you tense. A few may spend time with near and dear. You are capable of reigniting love life. Guard against ego in speech. Financial gains will be on the rise. Vibrant period is indicated post 16th. Growth in new areas is foreseen. Lucky for you: 7, Off White

A fillip is needed to finish an important task. Success in independent pursuits is foreseen. Developing rapport with right people will bear fruit on the academic front. An exciting trip is on the anvil. You are preoccupied to solve a property issue. Persistence will pay on the fitness front. Reputation on the professional front is likely to rise and good earnings are indicated. An all round progress is foreseen. Gains and income will jump up in the latter half of the month. A great time with friends is certain.

First half of the month indicates a progressive and gainful period and this is the best time to go in for a job change. Support from well wishers is likely in all your endeavours and it restores your self-confidence. A better alternative is suggested to an option you have chosen. Wedding bells may ring for the eligible. Since you can manage to wind up all pending work, it can be a relaxing month. Facing difficulties in getting a loan is indicated. Friends are high on your agenda. Avoid too many commitments or expenses in the latter half of the month. Lucky for you: 22, Lavender

Lucky for you: 6, Dark Brown

AQUARIUS (Jan 21 - Feb 18)

CAPRICORN (Dec 21 - Jan 20)

PISCES (Feb 18 - March 20) Though not intentionally, someone may offend you. Take it easy. A regular exercise regime is must, if you wish to remain totally fit. Make fervent endeavors to earn more to tide over the financial worries. Falling behind schedule in a time bound project is likely, so it is time to pull up your socks. A good progress is indicated. Travel will bring in gains. Latter half of the month sees a significant career progress. You fare well at the workplace. You will have the control over all you do. Lucky for you: 3, Red

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Hospitals

Ambulance :

POLICE - 100 FIRE - 101 AMBULANCE - 102 Important No : Child helpline facility - 1098 Dial-a-crime/stopper - 1090 Police control room - 23232222 Traffic police - 23234065 Sr citizen counsel - 23390000 AP state Aids control society - 24657221/24650776 Toll free - 1099 Telephone exchange - 23489000 Hope trust-help for alcoholics/addicts - 23396339 Home care services - 23379999 Traffic control room - 27852482 Children police - 23540019 Clothes bank - 23093335 Animal helpline - 32989858/23545523 EMRI - 108 Apollo emergency - 1066

Apollo

2525679

ESI Hospital

2747364

Govt. Eye Hospital

2575470

King George Hospital

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Apollo Pharmacy - 91-040-23231380 Health Pharmacy - 91-040-23310618

KGH Casuality

2564893

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Mental Hospital

2754910

Seven Hills

2566744

Sadhan HIV Helpline

2552222

TB Hospital

2552525

Victoria Hospital

2562637

Veterinary Hospital

2706679

Asian Institute of Gastroenterology - 23378888 CDR Hospital (Hyderguda) - 23221221 Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital - 27617801 Govt. Chest Hospital - 23814421 / 22 Osmania Gen, Hospital - 24600122 ENT, Koti - 24740245 Govt. Maternity Hosp. Koti - 24653647 King Koti Hospital -24753474 Military Hospital, Sec'bad - 27792580 MNJ Cancer Hospital - 23318422 NIMS, Panjagutta - 23396552 / 23320332 Railway Hospital, Sec'bad - 27001134/27789168 SD Eye Hosp.Mehdipatnam - 23317274/76

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2529678

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2780780

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139

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131

e-Seva Centres Comm. Welfare Centre

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3299576

RK Mission Library

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Apollo Hospital Jubilee Hills - 23607777 Care Hospital - 24735465 - 70 Fernandez Hospital - 24756997 Kamineni Wockhardt Hospital 66924444 KIMS - 040 4488 5000 L.V.Prasad Eye Institute - 30612100 Medwin, Nampally - 23202902 St. Theresa's Erragadda - 23701013 Yasoda Hospital Somajiguda- 23319999 Blood Banks

Airlines Toll Free Air India

1800 22 7722

AP Tourism

23453036

Red Cross Blood Bank - 91-040-27633087 Blood Bank Narayanguda - 91-040-27567892 Chiranjeevi Blood Bank - 91-040- 23555005

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197

Airport

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255333

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101

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Indian Airlines

1800 180 1407

Train enquiry - 139 Reservation enquiry - 135

Jet Airways

1800 22 5522

Kingfisher

1800 180 0101

Police

100 / 2565454

SpiceJet

1800 180 3333

Roadway Enquiry Bus Station Manager - 23434263 Jubilee bus station - 27802203 Koti bus station - 23443310/20 www.apsrtc.gov.in


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