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Red Reviews The City of Destiny is turning into a destination of interesting brands, making the dwellers shopaholics, foodies as well as fitness freaks.

38 Red Feature Emulating this man, he learnt how to tie the shoes and to crack the business deals too. Idolizing him, she picturised her prince charming. He is Father! Our feature is dedicated to him!

49 Red Parties This time around, the party scene was packed with birthday wishes. Who were the cynosure find out in these pages.


Red Haute The jolly boy Nithiin is a happy star! Basking in the glory of A..Aa, he is ready to Attack your Heart with his charm in these columns.

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Red Cuisine Before it impresses the palate, it should atter your eyes! How to do it, the tips are here.


RANA ROLLS ON FOR SOCIAL CAUSE Rana, the young entrepreneur and business associate of Titan Industries Ltd., completed a remarkable journey on skates covering 800 km from Visakhapatnam to Chennai for a social cause. The expedition is a part of an awareness campaign for breast cancer for the Chennai Pinkathon. Rana said, “We have identified one such patient who is differently-abled and below the poverty line. I urge people to at least donate Re 1 for each kilometre I skate towards the cause through the crowd funding website Ketto (www.ketto.org/800) to contribute to the cause. For ofine contributions, contact Jyothi at 9000831655.” Rana said before he set out on his mission.

BRV ON VIZAG ROADS AT SUNDARAM Mallik, CMD, Kankatala, unveiled the first Honda BRV car in the city at Sundaram show room. Naresh Kumar of Symbiosys was the guests of honour. This car has everything to deliver for long journey of life. The car is priced between Rs.8 lakh to 12 lakh.

A ROCKING FEAST AT ROCKDALE Hotel Rockdale, hosted a Hyderabadi Food Festival and the grand feast pulled the foodies from all corners of the city turning the eatery into the most sough-after destination. The man behind the fest, Sous Chef P. Shankar dished out authentic Hyderabadi delights which included some famous delicacies of the region too. The food lovers couldn’t resist eating again and again. For Biryani lovers it was a paradise with an array of exotic varieties at the offing. Besides the food, the arrangement of free mehendi (Henna) application was an added attraction. red | june 2016 | 12


MAX BEAUTY PAGEANT Sharon Rose and Vivek Trivedi are the winners of Visakhapatnam in ‘Max Fashion Icon India 2016’. Max, kick-started the sixth season to select country's aspiring models. Out of hundred plus entries, 13 contestants (6 girls and 7 boys) were short listed to compete in the City Finale held at CMR Central Mall. Judges of the jury panel were Super Model Sobhita Dhulipala, model & Max Fashion Icon 2015 winner Alice Rosario, Fashion/Beauty Pageant Director & Grooming expert Marc Robinson and Executive Director, Max Fashion Vasanth Kumar. Mavuri Venkata Ramana, Chairman, CMR and Chandu Tippala, CMD, red magazine graced the event as special guests. The event was managed by Razzmataz.

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VIZAG LG ELECTRONICS CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY The Resapuvanipalem brand shop LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd. has celebrated the completion of six successful years. The showroom opened in September 2009 served more than 50,000 customers during these six year. LG Electronics India Pvt. Lt., is one of the most formidable brands in consumer electronics, home appliances, IT hardware and mobile communications space. LG has earned a premium brand positioning and is the acknowledged trendsetter for the industry in India for a decade.

YARLAGADDA RELEASES PATNAIK’S BOOK Padmabhushan Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad released Mastaru Malli Puttaru, the book written by Patnaik at the VJF. Yarlagadda expressed concern over the plight of Telugu writers who are not able to afford the cost of printing their books, that are imperative for betterment of society. Gantla Srinu Babu, President, VJF, said that the Forum would extend help to journalists and their family members who would want to publish their books. Patnaik, Yarlagadda and MVRamana, Chairman, CMR were felicitated on this occasion. Prominent people like Star maker Satyanand, Director of photography M.V. Raghu and VJF Secretray S. Durga Rao were present.

SACHIN DISPLAYS SEASONED STROKES It was a golden opportunity for city’s beauty professionals to get some valuable expert tips especially on hair styling, coloring and cutting. Mane’a the newly launched salon conducted first-of-its-kind workshop at Fortune Sree Kanya Hotel, with industry veteran, Sachin Dakoji who is also its creative director. The meet was in association with L’Oreal, Mane’a’s cosmetic partner. Sachin gave away handy tips on how to cut and style hair of different length and texture with live demo. A sassy fashion show by the models added further glamour.

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LENSKART OPENS SECOND OUTLET Lenskart launched its new store near NAD junction at Butchirajupalem and it was inaugurated by Mallik, CMD, Kankatala. Offering free eye checkup facility at two state-of-the art ofine stores in the city, Lenskart chooses its own path to create a customer experience. The customer enjoys the process of purchasing glasses, as he gets direct access to products. Be it any brand in frames, sunglasses, contact lenses, Lenskart offers the best discounts with assured quality and warranty on products. Founded in 2011, the company started its initial days with only e-commerce business and later extended to ofine stores to reach a wider circle of consumers.

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VIZAG ANAKAPALLE HONOURS RAO RAMESH An event Diamond Hits was organised at Rao Gopalarao Kalakendram, Anakapalle to bless versatile actor Rao Ramesh. Film actor, writer- Gollapudi Maruthi Rao, former Minister Dadi Veerabhadra Rao, Member of Parliament M. Srinivasa Rao, M.L.A Govinda Satyanarayana, artiste- Kota Sankar Rao, Drama director - G.S.R.K. Sastry were prominently present. A play, Rasa Rajyam produced by Sastriyam of Guntur, directed by G.S.R.K. Sastry, organised by artiste Kota Sankar Rao was staged. The Rasa Rajyam team was felicitated. The programme was presided by Chairman of Diamond Hits- Dadi Ratnakar.

I MAGIC APPLE STORE ADJUDGED BEST Adding a very significant feather to its cap, iMagic Apple store Vishakapatnam is recently awarded Best iphone Performance, in recognition for its passion and dedication to excellence. Dr. Duke of iMagic received the award from the Apple team in Gurgoan. “We got this award for outperforming the best performers in iphone sales out of 100 + Apple stores in India. I am glad to inform that we, Vizagites, beat all metros and top cities in sales records. I thank Vizagites for their support and cooperation,” says Dr.Duke.

AZEEM ENTHRALLS Vizagites left in stitches as they dedicated one Friday evening to ‘Cometh the Hour 60 Minutes of StandUp’ by Azeem Banatwalla. Presented by The Park and Vizag Komedians, the one hour hilarious show was hosted by Shyam Tenali at Neptune Hall. Azeem Banatwalla is one of India's top standup comedians, as rated by CNN-IBN. Over 2014-15, his first standup special 'Out of My System's won widespread critical acclaim. Azeem is back with a new hour of jokes about travel, road rage, religion, confused African kids and his personal favourite – married life. And all these were served to Vizag audience who were spotted in fits of laughter.

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‘MUNDADUGU AKSHARASYATHA VAIPU LAUNCHED Potturi Venkateswara Rao was bestowed with China Rosaiah and Narayanamma Memorial Eminent Journalist Award – 2015 and K. Nagesh, Sumit Bhattacharjee, BVS Naidu and, K.R. Deepak were given Ganta China Rosaiah and Narayanamma Memorial Journalists awards at a function held at Dr.Y V S Murthy Auditorium. The award presentation was followed by the launch of `MundaduguAksharasyatha Vaipu'. Under this programme, the Trust provided free corporate education to the top ten SSC rankers. The programme is a social initiative to highlight the value and importance of education. Many prominent people, including HRD Minister Ganta Srinivas graced the event.

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MOHSIN NAYAN AWARDS GIVEN AWAY As a fitting tribute to womanhood, Mohsin Eye Bank Ladies Forum (MEBLF) in association with VEBART Trust and Inner Wheel Club of Waltair honoured eight women of substance drawn from various walks of life. Komali Krishna, Addl. Commissioner of Income tax as (Chief guest ) and Rtn PDG.K.Chaya Devi (guest of honour) graced the occasion, M.Valli Ramgopal, Chief Coordinator, MEBLF, Dr.A.VN Chetty, Chairman, VEBART Trust shared the dais. Dr.Sarojini DM & HO, Dr.Merlie Fernandez (Ophthalmologist) , Shirin Rehman (social activist), Mallika Manoj (Vaibhav Jewellers) Vanka.Sarada (Editor-in-Chief, red magazine), A.Sunitha ( Lady Governor Vasavi), Guduru Seethamahalakshmi, Geeta Srikanth (Industrialist) and Vempati Snehadeepti (Writer) were bestowed with Mohsin Nayan Awards 2016 at the event attended by the who-is-who of the city.

Leela Krishna Toyota celebrated the ceremonial delivery of 25 new Innovas in their showroom in Madhurawada. Dr. N.Yuvaraj, Collector & District Magistrate inaugurated the launch. Speaking on the occasion, Ram Kumar CEO of Radha group said “The new Innova Crysta received overwhelming response from customers and has crossed more than 1000 bookings in AP and Telengana region. Currently Innova enjoys market leadership with 40% market share in Vizag and we are confident to cross more than 50% market share with this new launch.”


BNI GIVES AWAY DIJAK AWARDS BNI Vizag, celebrated its 3rd regional awards on 22nd May at Sai Priya Resorts. BNI has six chapters in Vizag constituting over 250 members. The regional awards “Dijak” are given half yearly to recognise the performance of members. The fun-filled event saw the members showcasing their performances through dances, skits and short films. KVT Ramesh, the regional director of BNI Vizag, said, “This fun time, away from the routine, is what the members look forward to, as this is the only time they get to meet members from other chapters. From a 140-member team when we celebrated the first awards ceremony, BNI has grown to become a 250 member-strong region.” Amulya Hospital was the sponsor of the event.

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A SHINING JEWEL IN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY We have all top class facilities ranging from air conditioned rooms which you can reach in no time with the help of high speed elevators, you can also choose to order food in your room because we have 24/7 room service options. For those who wish to be treated like a king, we have two multi cuisine restaurants which offer utmost comfort and delicious food. The customers can also avail of our inhouse laundry and dry cleaning service. You need not halt your fitness regime just because you are on a holiday, our high end gym takes care of that. Every room will come with an LED TV, E-safe, coffee maker and hair dryer. In case of emergencies we also have the facility of Doctor on call.

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ACT OF LEARNING Ashvattha- People Skills Training.... Redefined uses theatre techniques to help children build confidence, learn to be team players and be creative. Shyla Kurma, the founder, takes a theme and builds her workshop around it. Adapting Devdutt Patnaik's stories, she introduced the children to Indian, Greek and Egyptian mythologies. Staging of Saraswati's Secret River and An Identity Card for Krishna by the children was the fitting finale of the 14-day creative learning. The children, who attended the camp and their parents, vouching for the efficacy of the workshop, say that it has been an enriching experience.

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CELEBRATED CHARITY It was Brahmotsavam, of sorts when the CMR Central reverberated with claps and cheers as a band of visually and physically challenged children sang and danced. It was the third event of the CSR activity - red on a mission, initiated by Chandu Tippala, CMD, red magazine. Screening the ďŹ lm Brahmotsavam, in two theatres, Inox, CMR Central and Inox, Varun Beach, red magazine raised funds to extend help to the underprivileged and differently abled children. As many as 25 people, most of them children, were given wheelchairs. Mrs. Ganta Sarada graced the occasion as the chief guest. MLAs Vishnu Kumar Raju, Velagapudi Ramakrishna Babu, Palla Srinvas, Peela Govinda Narayana and Ex MLA Tippala Gurumurthy Reddy, besides the business magnates M.V. Ramana, Chairman, CMR group and Mallik, CMD, Kankatala and industrialists G. Sambasiva Rao, Sravan Shipping Services Pvt.Ltd, M. Krishna Reddy, MD, Swathi Promoters, Gantla Sreenu Babu, VJF president and S.S.Shiva Shankar, senior journalist were prominently present. The event was cosponsored by Sravan Shipping, Symbiosys, Kankatala, Vaibhav, Sri Prakash Vidya Niketan, Swathi Promoters, Opel Constructions, Kshethraa Properties V.One- Gokul Viswa Group, Woman’s World, MVR Mall and SR Cinemas. Expressing his gratitude to all the co-sponsors, Chandu said that the overwhelming response he received for three consequent events, made him re-commit himself to welfare initiatives that would provide succour to the needy and less blessed. Meenakshi Anantram compered the programme in her inimitable style, Razzmatazz managed the event with great elan.

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A GLITZY SCREENING OF BRAHMOTSAVAM SRK Volvo in association with red Magazine organised a premier show of Mahesh Babu starrer family drama movie Brahmotsavam at Inox, CMR Central on the very release day. City’s who-is-who were there to watch the movie that was exclusively screened for them and their families. The audience left the movie theatre discussing the highlights of the ick. MS Rammaya, Ch. Naga Kumar, L.Gopal Rao, Ravi were a few among elite customers who were present at the do. M. Pramod Krishna, ED, SRK Volvo Cars and Chandu Tippala, CMD, red Magazine graced the occasion. The initiative of SRK Volvo was highly appreciated and widely applauded.

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UNTOLD STORY ON THE RAMP Marking its third anniversary, JD institute of fashion technology has organised awards night with theme "UNTOLD STORY ". As many as 40 participants and 90 garments, 15 collections and one special collection "HUD HUD" were on the show. R.C.Dalal, Executive Director of JD Institute, Mallik, CMD, Kankatala Textile Pvt. Ltd and Chandu Tippala, CMD, red magazine, were the special guests. Directors of the city branch Kattamuri Pradeep and Uday Tej Padmanabhuni inform that the institute faculties Sagita Daga (HOD), Aruna Aleti, Prem Taranga Sattiraju, Anjali Bhardwaj, Priya Bandi, Payal Sharma and Sirisha are great teachers. Besides fashion designing, the institute also offers Diploma in Interior designing and three months short term course in photography.

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atish of Spikes needs no special introduction to the city’s metro-sexual men as he has been running an exclusive spa (Spikes) for them for the past six years. Taking it to the next step he has now opened another bigger and ultra modern facility besides Bharatiya Mahila Bank, Near Alluri Sitharamaraju statue in Seethammadhara. Not content with grooming only men, Satish oated the new facility that caters to all age groups and aptly calls it- The Mirrors- Family Saloon and Spa. Throwing light on the new addition in the city’s beauty business sector, Satish says, “We have included the first-of-its-kind facility in the city in which children below 12 are offered scrubs and packs. We see a clear rise in the demand for this new kind of services.” Supported by a well-trained team of five men and five women stylists, The Mirrors offers an impressive array of services including- Hair essentials- hair cut, styling; Colouring- global colour, roots touch up, highlights and henna; Hair Styling- straightening, rebounding and perming ; Hair Treatments- hair spa, split ends, anti-dandruff and anti-hair fall; Head Massages; Body Essentials- facials, threading, waxing, pedicure, manicure and body polishing. There are also special offers on Bridal makeup and packages. Every service is done with due care, without rushing up the process. If you want to pamper yourself in true sense, this is the place.

For ladies and girls: 10.00 am to 8.00 pm For boys and men: 7.30 am to 9.30 pm Ph: 9885027449/ 0891-2737449

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hose who feel yoga is just about slow and boring movements and demands a long time to show any result of weight loss, then they must have not come across this variant. Even a few minutes can jolt most of the fitness freaks, as you are here in a room with above 40 degree temperature and are meant to do series of over 20 asanas literally non-stop. After creating a craze in metros and also in western countries for many years, Age Hot Yoga brings Hot Yoga for the first time in Vizag. Located in Seethammadhara, near Alluri Sitharamaraju Statue, this place can be your weight loss hub. There are separate classes for men and women. It claims that hot yoga burns more calories than any other form of exercise. One hour session can burn up to 1000 calories and in a month one can lose between 5-10 kg of weight. Over 30 asanas are included in the one hour session, out which every day 20 variants are practiced on a rotation basis. However, the highlight is the heated studio. The combination of heat and yoga boosts metabolism and promotes rapid weight loss. Not just this, the other benefits include detoxification, pain reduction, increasing the spine strength, adding to exibility, developing stamina, burning fat and many other advantages. “It also removes tanning and brings a stunning glow to skin. In this form of yoga toning happens first and then follows weight loss, thus a visible change is seen pretty fast,” claims Rama Devi, the proprietor. “We have four professional trainers and they are thorough subject experts,” she further adds. It is suitable for everyone regardless of age and gender. Only the expecting mothers, heart patients and people who have undergone major surgeries recently, aren’t advisable to practice it. There are separate dressing rooms, lockers and shower cubicles for men and women.

Timings: 6.00 am -7.00 am and 7.30 to 8.30 pm (common batch) 7.30 to 8.30 am, 10.00 am to 11.00 am, 6.00 to 7.00pm (ladies) Ph: 7799155921, 9885498202 red | june 2016 | 40

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ocated in Pandurangapuram Sri Kamal boutique can meet your need of ethnic fineries. Run by Kamala Sri, a product of Queen’s Institute of Fashion Designing, the boutique has unstitched, semistitched, prêt-a-porter fabrics, kurtis, salwar suits and blouses. The sari segment offers you verities like cotton, pattu, designer, crepe, kota etc. What sets it apart is its embroidery work which can be tried on everything it offers. One can choose from thread work, kantha stitch, polka, kundan, zardosi, mirror work from 20 different styles of embroidery. The skilled artisans are from Kolkata who ensure perfection in finishing and assure neatness in work. “One must try our embroidery work on blouses,” suggests Sri. “Taking inspiration from the motifs of the saris we replicate the designs of matching fabric or attached blouse piece and create stunning blouses.” Depending on the detailing of the work, it takes time to complete the order, however in case of emergency they can deliver within two days. In-house tailoring is also available.

Timings: 10.30 am -1.30 pm, 4.30pm- 7.30.pm (Sunday closed) Ph: 9394560733


et your child bloom like a ower in Ineo, the name derived from the Latin word meaning blossoming. Located in Seethamadhara and Muralinagar this international pre-school caters to students of play group, nursery, PP1 and PP2 and the age limit is 2-6 years. What sets it apart from the other schools is that it is an initiative by Antharmukh Psychology Research Development Center, Hyderabad - a forum by group of psychologists and is supported by a team of academicians. Thus, it offers the best of both worlds for your tiny ones. There is an in-house child psychologist and nurse. It follows an integrated curriculum which consists of Cambridge, IB and Montessori. The teaching is through audio-visual and kinesthetic process. A monthly progress report of the student is given through an assessment by psychologist, teacher and inputs from parents. Emphasis is given on jolly phonics. Ineo also covers the student and the parent under insurance.

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ecent heavy rains left me drenched, hungry and exhausted. Just around the same time, while passing through the second lane of Dwaraka Nagar, a big wooden finish board displaying a catchy name ‘Soup Stop’ grabbed my attention. The name titillated me, but a second thought popped up -'why to get in, just to have soup'? Perhaps this would be the reaction of most of us. I suggest ignore the doubting Thomas and be a sport and enter. I assure that you won’t regret, a lavish spread of scrumptious food awaits you, transcending the soup’s limit. As I opened the door, I found the ambience quite enticing. It is softly yet well-lit and designed aesthetically using subtle colours creating a soothing impact. The menu is a huge spread, with starters, appetizers, sizzlers and plethora of drinks which include mocktails, shakes, cold coffees, smoothies and interesting shots. In soups, you must try Burnt Garlic, Paneer Peppercorn, Exotic Vegetable, Shrimp, Thai Prawn Coconut, Egg Drop and South Indian Chicken soup. Its Mutton soups and Paya soup are most moving. Add it up with a grand platter of salads and the options are Russian, Khimchi, Coleslaw and many more. As starter Paneer Reshmi Kebab, Chilli Honey Babycorn and Veg Spring Rolls are quite tasty. Similarly the Chicken Cheese and Chicken Club Sandwiches are quite filling and thus pretty popular too. Sizzlers lovers, you would love the sea food sizzler. Panipuris, which are served from 5-7pm are really exclusive and the varieties are chocolate, paneer corn, chicken cheese corn panipuri etc. The staff is very attentive to the needs, food is well presented within decent order time. Various avours of ice cream, especially the fried ice creams can complete your meal. Soon it is going to add more items in spring rolls, salads, sandwiches, soups, sizzlers and introducing biryanis too.

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Timings: 11.00 am to 10.30 pm (365 days) | Ph: 9160 233396






wned by Mr.Latif H Saleh, Naayaab Interiors can be the ultimate stop for your furniture needs. With its presence for around 17 years now, it might not be a new name for many, but those who happen to come to the city recently, it is a must visit for the process of furnishing your abode. The brand has three outlets, one near Asilmetta beside Kamal Watch Company, another at 1st oor Bombay Gaslight Stores and the third one near DFC. Visit Naayaab Office Furniture, for exclusive range of office furniture. The brand deals with all kinds of furniture - from wide varieties of sofa sets, recliners, dining tables, cots, dressing tables, bookshelves, office tables to reception chairs, executive chairs, visitor chairs and computer tables. The array of products is wide and impressive. It is also a dealer of mattresses of brands like Kurl On, Peps and Century. For a virtual feel one can visit its website www.naayaabinteriors.in and FB page -www.facebook/naayaabinteriors.com. The price range is quite vast and set to suit all pocket sizes. Its impeccable service is its USP. Hailing from a business family, the owner gives utmost importance to customer relation and believes in a lifetime relation with his customers. Its core expertise is its variety of sofa sets in all kinds, shapes and sizes. From U shape, L shape, imported and branded ones with attractive upholstery, the choices are myriad for the customer. It also manufactures an array of products. The option of customization is also available and it can customize all its products as required by the customers to suit their style, be it sofa sets, beds, dining tables, etc.

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Timings: 10.00 am to 9.00 pm (Mon-Sat) | 3.00 pm -9.00 pm on Sunday. Ph: 98491 41010 / 0891- 2371768 / 6646809




ake the turn towards Arilova, the first thing that catches your attention is the imposing Apollo Hospitals signboard atop a majestic building against the backdrop of green hills. “Global super speciality care is now available in the neighbourhood and we offer 7-star facilities at 3-star pricing,” explains Dr. Sandeep.C, CEO, who takes care of the nine Apollo Hospitals spread over AP, Telangan a and Odisha. He adds, “With main focus on trauma (accident, emergency), 80 out of 240 beds are dedicated to critical care. Sprawling over 8 acres, the hospital stands as symbol of health and hygiene amidst pollution-free environs. It is equipped with cutting edge technology - 6 modular operation theatres, 1.5 Tesla MRI, 128 Slice CT scan and a fully automated lab.

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While the heart wing is equipped with at panel digital cath lab and operation theatres to facilitate both invasive and non-invasive procedures, Nephrology and Urology wing can perform Hemodialysis and Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis. Live and cadaver kidney transplants are being carried out here and soon even liver transplants will be carried out. Trauma Care team with an excellent 1066 GPS-enabled emergency ambulance service, which is nothing short of an ICU on wheels, is on call 24X7.” The Neurosciences wing is equipped with the latest EEG, EMG, NCS and MRI equipment. Stroke ICU, Orthopaedic Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery units and Gastroenterology wings are in place to offer holistic health service. It goes without saying that there is a team of experienced doctors that can find

solution to all contingencies. We have started holding liver clinics in this institute and shortly will be opening Bariatric clinics too. Our Pulmonary Medicine Institute has advanced PTF Lab offering DLCO testing and video bronchoscope. It runs a Respiratory Medicine Institute with the help of trained physiotherapists and respiratory technicians.

The Apollo Hospitals, Healthcity, Arilova, built at a cost of Rs.150 crore in healthfriendly and pollution-free lush green environments is the latest and one of the finest additions to the Group. Establishment of this modern hospital will address the long-felt health void, catering to a huge patients’ base that includes AP, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and the entire coastal belt, stresses Dr. Sandeep.

“These are backed by an advanced team of Neurosurgeons, Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery specialists and radiologists. Our critical care infrastructure is on par with global standards with ICUs manned by trained critical care team 24X7,” informs Dr. Sandeep. Each of these departments is led by expert doctors, with a number of years of experience and is manned by specially trained patient-care staff who provides tender loving care round the clock.

Dr. SANDEEP. C Chief Executive Officer Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & Odisha Region

APOLLO HOSPITALS Healthcity, Arilova, Visakhapatnam, Ph: 0891-2867777, Fax No: 0891-2867899 Website: www.apollovizag.com Email: apollo_vizag@apollohospitals.com edoc: www.apolloedoc.com | 1066 for all medical emergencies


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By V. Sarada & Ranita Ray Shoot by Dhana Vijay

e might not have carried you in the womb for nine months, but he too felt the same elation every time your heart beat. He might not have experienced labour pain, but his heart, mind and body were under equal pressure when you are about to arrive in this world. Your first sight, brought that same emotion of joy and pride in his eyes. He cried when you bruised your knees as you fell down during your first walk and he also celebrated the day when you said ‘papa’ first time. A part of him has been growing - from the time you are born to the moment you walked to work with him as his partner. This man has been your nurturer, friend, mentor and protector. If God can’t be everywhere that’s why he has created mother, similarly as Guardian Angel can’t be seen in real life, that is why he comes as Father. It’s time to say thanks, sorry, ‘I love you’ or just cheers to your dad! Join us in celebrating Fatherhood.

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He is my go-to man, the first on my favourite list,” declares the son with a spark in his eyes as they meet his dad’s and the proud father opens up, “My son is my most prized possession.” It is love which rules them and it is love which makes them one-of-their kind, Prem Mirpuri, proprietor, Eastern Art Museum and Ameet Mirpuri, interior designer and proprietor, Design Studio.

The Bond Father: Ameet being the first born, is very special to me and my wife Komal. As he was born after four years of our wedding, the wait made it all the more valuable. Long wait makes things precious, isn’t it? Son: He is not a strict father. We share the same wave length. I can’t think of doing anything without asking him. He is my number one man!

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Team Work & Decision Making Father: We used to work together in interiors business until a few years back. Many times it happened that we would sit with clients separately, yet we both would have proposed the same idea, leaving the clients surprised at the similarities of thought. Son: I am into interiors and he takes care of Eastern Art Museum, so we take our individual decisions. When it is about something related to both the businesses, decision is taken together.

My mom’s consent is too included as she is also involved in the business. Clash of Ideas Father: We do have clashes of opinion, but within five minutes we say sorry to each other and get going. I prefer to play safe, whereas Ameet is more of a risk taker. However, there is no blame game. In case anything falls flat; we parents are there as anchors. Son: The person, who is wrong, apologises. No ego issues.

Strength/Weakness? Father: Having a good wife is my strength. With Komal around there is no question of weakness. Son: I am more decisive and don’t like to sit too long on a matter. Whereas he likes to take time and decide and it balances. My forte is out-of-the-box creations. Mutual Suggestions Father: I never let my years of experience come in the way of accepting the new. Lessons Learnt Father: He is a fitness freak. I am trying to adopt it someway. He is quick in decision-making, it helps us to move faster. Son: He is excellent in nurturing ties and stays connected to his family which is spread over the globe. Everybody loves him. I can’t match him in this regard. He is a very positive person. Reactions to Crisis Father: I believe whatever happens, happens for good and always hope that something better will come up. So I don’t panic. Son: We are calm and composed lot. There were some bad patches, but we sailed through as we stand together. Special Moments Father: Today, I am recognized as Ameet’s dad, there is nothing more rewarding than this. Son: He is always around. We are very connected with each other and every moment has been special. In Brief FATHER On Perfect Dad Nobody is perfect, nor can I be. I just tried to give the best to my children whatever was within my means. On Present Generation Technology has taken over family values. People are like running a race,

losing the actual values. However, to a great extent we have managed to retain it in our family, by having breakfast and lunch together at home and that time is the ‘no gadget zone.’ Lessons of Parenting Though my dad was not the typically strict kind, we were not as friendly with him as our kids are with us. He taught me the lessons of life in a very simple way. He used to say when you are thirsty drink, but ensure the glass is clean, likewise never jump into anything without looking at its long term effect. Rating as Father 6 or 7 out of 10 Fatherly Advice Never look back. Life is full of hopes. SON To Unwind Together... We go out and have a drink together. He is the one with whom I had my first drink and went to pub for the first time. To Impress Him I just have to ask him, things will be done. My presence is enough to make him happy. Craziest Thing You Have Done Together... We got drunk together on his 60th

birthday, he was singing karaoke (he is a good singer); and I was dancing with his old girlfriend. Habit You Want Him To Cultivate... He should get little more health conscious. One Thing You’ll Avoid As a Parent… None! Mom and dad are always openly affectionate about us and loving towards each other. It has left very positive impression on me and my sister Aarti. By emulating him, I feel I will be a cooler dad. Those Words That Were Never Said We very openly tell ‘I love you’ to each other and greet with hug. So there is nothing left unsaid. Your Wish For Him Send him for more holidays and it includes more trips to the US where his world, i.e. his granddaughter Amaira stays.


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he name Rana seems to be the ice breaker. Mention it and the otherwise reticent Mr. Raja Uppalapati, a business associate for Titan Company Ltd., is all words and passion. His son Rana, who is also part of the business, has recently completed an 800 km-skating expedition to spread awareness and raise funds for underprivileged cancer patients. "This keenness to do something beyond seems to run the family. I myself travelled to all the seven continents. In addition, offering service to society, especially in the areas where he feels not enough is done, has been his intent," says the proud father. The father and son appear to be two ends of same thought - "Give me adventure and I’ll ride it."

The Bond Father: It is inexplicable. We understand instinctively each other’s moods and needs. Son: ‘Understanding’ without which other emotions are not possible. "Constructive", allowing freedom to learn and grow. There is no explicitness or superficial expression. It is implicit and meaningfully real. Team Work Father: He builds wonderful promotional activities. Maintaining

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good ties with the staff, customers and the company - is his forte. The new concepts he introduced won great applause. I am an introvert and he is the face of the business. Son: We have unspoken, yet clearly defined roles, independently we work upon towards a common goal. Strength & Weakness Father: Our strength is we give each other freedom to take decisions. At the risk of being called unambitious, neither of us goes after money.

Son: To perfect is a strength. The necessity to perfect even when there is little time is a weakness. Clash of Ideas Father: No ado. As Rana puts it- we complement each other. I take up tasks which I can handle and he does his part and the job is done. Son: There is nothing to sort out. Whoever has the better reasoning/ expertise takes the lead.

Exchange of Ideas Father: Through uninterrupted communication, thanks to technology. Son: It happens sub-consciously, but when there is a problem to be resolved, we like to be on the same page and close it immediately. Carrying Work Home Father: We try not to. Son: Positives, yes. Negatives, no Fond Memories Father: He was barely 4 years old. He was asked whether he liked our car or that of a friend. He said, “Both are nice.” He never hurts anyone by deed or word. He was selected as a junior ambassador to an international children’s conference in Japan, when he was 10 years old. The interviewer asked him, “How will you break the language barrier?” Pat he replied, “I shall use the sign language.” Son: Of course, taking lessons from him. Be it him teaching me grammar or accompanying me to the skating rink or pushing me to achieve more without overdoing it or supporting me when the odds were against me. Response to Situations Father: We don’t press the panic button so easily. Son: Not too dissimilar. We’d like to find the solution instead of dwelling in the problem. As far as possible, we’d

resolve it ourselves, else will share and take support from each other. On Family Business Father: The initiation began very early. I used to take Rana to meets and promotional activities. He imbibed the ethics of the Tatas. Son: Support structure is advantageous. Nothing disadvantageous other than having to be more responsible as any action affects everyone. Expectations Father: I feel he is cut out for better and bigger things. There is a tremendous potential in him. Son: There is no expectation. If we go about our lives in the best way we can, want to and are able to; I am sure we will be happy for each other. IN BRIEF FATHER Out of the Box Never pushed him into a rat race, I encouraged him to pursue extracurricular activities. Lessons Learnt I learnt patience from him. Moments of Pride When he represented India on an international forum. We Time Every day we try to have at least one meal together. Regret I feel may have focused little less on his academics. As a Father I am a better father than he is because I find his son is more comfortable with me. In Your Shoes He has already replaced me. SON To Unwind Together... There is intent as such, but the conversations that happen while driving inter-city are nice. To Impress Him We were taught not to do anything for recognition or appreciation. Working reasonably enough, keeping peace and being content is gratifying.

Lessons Learnt To take everything to a logical completion; to have right aspiration and not be over-ambitious. And have financial discipline. The Craziest Thing Done Together The craziest times would be when he would get me out of boarding school to go off on short trips. Habit You Want Him to Give Up or Cultivate He's good the way he is. Each of us has to adapt to people and not expect them to change for us. On Previous Generation Appreciate their dedication to work and the care for home. On Parenting Spend time with kids. Encourage them to learn all round and not just one aspect. Rating Of course, one is always a father’s best son/daughter no matter what. There have been some tough times and there may be more, but it is good to be accepted. Being perfect is a stereotype set by the society and not meant to exist within the family. One Thing You Never Told Him I wish there would never be such a thing that has been left unsaid that ought to be said. We communicate. red | june 2016 | 53


Do something that will earn you name or earn such a name that just by referring to which the work gets done (loosely translated from Hindi)” - that is what my father has done,” says Amit Rathod, the elder son. “He is a gem of a person, a self-made man. I wish to be his prototype,” confesses Sumit Rathod, the younger son. “When I started the business 30 years ago, it wasn’t easy. But along with my sons, I have reached here,” declares the proud father Bastimal Rathod. This is an interesting story of a businessman who started his humble journey in 1977, after migrating to the city from Rajasthan. Today with his sons, he has built an empire of stainless steel and turned it into the number one in Andhra Pradesh. Here are the men behind Rathod Sons, Rathod Steel Palace and Rathod Branch.

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The Bonding Bastimal: It is friendly, especially after they have grown up. I never say no to them. My sons and daughter are my real treasure. Amit- We share a bond which is neither too strict nor too friendly. At home he is lenient, but at work he is a task master. Sumit: Being the younger one, I have always been the pampered son. He has ensured that we get the best of everything. Team Work: Bastimal: I focus primarily on accounts and finance. I mostly take charge of Rathod Sons, located in Allipuram. Amit- Basically a business is divided into three segments, finance, purchase and sales. I take care of purchase. Sumit: I joined the business five years back. I take care of the sales division. I also look after the branch in Saraswati Park. Decision Making Bastimal: On minor issues, we take individual decisions. For the major ones, we discuss and include opinions of my daughters-in-law and wife too. Strength Bastimal: To handle a huge array of products and maintain the variety, is my strength. Amit: Among all the traders in this region, my negotiation power is best. Sumit: I keep myself abreast with latest trends. I am a good seller and excellent at convincing customers, especially in bulk sale. Leassons Learnt Bastimal: From my sons I have learnt how to expand the business. We had started with stainless steel utensils, gradually entered hotel kitchen equipment, now we are into products in home appliance, gifting, silverware gifting etc. We have penetrated Orissa market. Amit: May be with time a little modernization has come, but the basic training is by him. His dedication is matchless. He stuck

to one business despite many adversities. Sumit: I learnt stability and how to be at customer service 24X7. Reactions to Crisis Bastimal: Instead of panicking I just look forward to good tidings. I never think bad of people, even if they wrong me. Amit: I go little jittery if things don’t go well, but I get calm down very soon. Sumit: I stay calm, instead of going wild. I try to look for solution. In Brief FATHER: Lessons on Parenting My father taught me never to do anything wrong or cheat anyone. I learnt honesty from him and pass it on to my children. Fatherly Advice In 10 years I like to see both my sons as top traders in our business at national level. This will happen only when they continue to be together forever. Strength lies in unity. I also wish them to be beside me, one on the right and the other on the left.

A Wish They are with me and respect me. I just utter a word, things get done immediately. However, I have done my duty. Now it’s their duty to take care of me like their kid. SONS To Impress Him Amit: When I get extra monetary benefit on the deal of our final purchase order, he is a happy man. Sumit: I impress him with sales number. A Habit You Want Him To Give / Pick up Amit: He should give up smoking. Sumit: I want him to go for walk or take up any form of exercise. Avoid as Father Amit: I am not blaming him, but as he required my support, he asked me to join the business when I was too young. I couldn’t pursue higher studies. I being a father of two won’t let my kids enter the business that early. I would like to educate them. Sumit: Smoking! Ultimate Wish For Him Amit: Though he never expressed it openly, he wants construct a temple. I will fulfill it. Sumit: In our Jain community we have a system where we take our fellow people on sang (pilgrimage), depending on one’s capacity. However, it is not just one’s financial ability; the permission should be given by the Jain Samaj. Our father wants to do so. We hope to fulfill his dream soon.

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e defines the meaning of guardian angel in my life. My dad is my biggest strength,” says Vineet Gothi, the young entrepreneur-turned-actor who has recently debuted in T’wood with Pidugu. “He is my pride in the society, pal at home and partner at work,” adds the cool dad, Ashok Gothi, MD, Gothi Infrastructure Pvt Ltd.

The Bond Father: We are always like best of friends. He joined the business out of his own will. He is simultaneously managing his film career. At work we are like complementing partners. Son: It’s a superb bond. After I joined him in the business, we understand each other better than earlier. I have high respect for him and my mom, Meena Gothi and never do I misuse the freedom they have given me.

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Team Work Father: We are great team players. I look after the documentation, legalities and accounts, as I am good at them and my experience comes handy. He is great in execution and superb in designing.

Strength/Weakness Father: Strength I can’t really specify. Weakness- I trust people very easily especially in money matters and I give away without any hesitation. Often I incur loss, unlike him. He is very shrewd and systematic.

Son: I studied MBA from GITAM and entered business. I like meeting people, going to places and I take care of expansion, marketing as well as sales.

Son: I am very passionate about my work and don’t mind working late nights until I perfected the given task. I am into detailed planning and very organised. I can’t stand if things are not in order, this at times works against me.

admit, with his taking over there is a perceptible increase in our turnover and profitability. Son: I feel he should delegate responsibility to the rest of the people as we are in an expansion mode. Response to Crisis and Joy Father: I take any adversity seriously and get panicked. Any small success means a lot to me and I cherish it. Son: At strike of adversity, I get worked up, may be because of my age. But usually I don’t show and dad feels I am cool about it. For me success is like a chain and instead of celebrating on one link, I look for the next.

The Decision Maker? Clash of ideas? Father: Decision making happens in unison. There are clashes too at times. We fight for 10-15 minutes and come out with an even better idea. Son: We ensure that we have lunch together and decisions are often taken on the dining table by reaching consensus after delving on pros and cons. Mutual Suggestions Father: I do take his suggestions. He has a vast knowledge of what is in, the trends in interiors, importance of ventilations and popular demands etc. We can’t succeed without taking these factors in account. Son: Pertaining to business, I seek his advice. Regarding films we share ideas but decisions are mine as he is not from this field. Lessons Learnt Father: His planning is meticulous. He records everything systematically. Son: My age is same as his years of experience. It is only natural I picked up nuances of business from him. I like the way he calculates things. Expectation Father: Whatever he is doing, is more than enough. Hence no expectations! I must

Fond Memories Father: He was a very naughty child, however, was very steadfast in his aspiration to do films. When Pidugu happened, my joy knew no bounds, as I never imagined that he could pull it off without any filmy background. Son: I am the first in our community in city to get into movies. Initially, it was a no from him too. It was very emotional moment when he gave permission.

FATHER On His role I am lucky to have a lovely son, Vineet and daughter Sweatha. On Present Generation This generation is damn good; they know how to live life. Given a chance, I would love to be born in this generation. Lessons On Parenting My upbringing was very different and I can’t apply those methods to my kids. Time has changed. My father was very authoritative and out of sheer fear I used to keep a safe distance from him. I feel I am a better father. Rating I give 7 out of 10 for myself. Ultimate Dream I like to see him as a superstar and top builder too.

SON To Unwind Together... We both like music, suddenly we go for long drives or movies. To Impress Him He is not easily impressed. I can act in front of camera, but not in front of him; he can easily spot my stunts. However, small things make him happy. The Craziest Things Done Together.. At home both of us are like kids. We are only scared of mom. Habit You Want Him to Quit or Pick Up To give up paan and pick up reading. One Thing You’ll Avoid As A Father… I will just emulate my father and he has been perfect dad. Things Not Yet Expressed To Him. Thank him for his unconditional love and having faith in me. Dream for him He always wished for a grand big house, hopefully very soon I will fulfil it. red | june 2016 | 59





Mutual Appraisal Father: My son has not only inherited my father’s name but also his nature, especially his generosity. Known for his benevolence my father was referred to as God on earth. Son: Remember the lead role played by Rajendra Prasad in ‘Aa Naluguru’? My father is the mirror image of it. Yes, he lives by the high moral standards he set for himself. The Bonding Father: We enjoy a good rapport. red | june 2016 | 60

he father, Mr.Mantena Venkata Raju a highly principled, simple, family-loving and socially conscious teacher leads a peaceful retired life. He is actively involved in welfare activities and believes in the TDP ideology.

The son, Mr. M.M.N.Parasu Rama Raju, Managing Partner, Swathi Associates, is a successful entrepreneur. He is dynamic, ambitious, hard working and remains unassuming despite his notable accomplishments. He has been an active leader in the BJP. However, one common trait that is found in the duo is both of them are peoplecentric. If father serves people through welfare activities, the son chose politics as medium to help the needy.

Ours is a family of teachers and we lived a very peaceful and risk-free life. I wanted Murali (his name at home) to follow suit. I, in no uncertain terms, told him that neither would I buy nor pull any strings to get him a seat in college. He studied well and worked for a while before floating his own company. Son: It has always been a relationship maintained from a respectable distance. It has been always from my mother, I would demand things. I wanted to go for automobile

engineering and his instant response was, “Go ahead, if you can earn a seat on your own.” Taking favours and pulling strings from others are not for him. We Time Father: Though I was transferred thrice, the places of work were close to Bheemavaram. My wife Saraswati too worked as a teacher. Hence our two children never lacked any attention. Moreover, we enjoy the support of a huge and closely knit family.

Son: Keeping up his promise to his dying father that he would take care of the family (five brothers and three sisters), my father maintains beautiful relations. Even today, he hosts the mandatory annual family get-together. Expectations Father: Both my wife and I are retired from service and continue to live in Bheemavaram. Though Murali urges us to stay with him, I feel we should fend for ourselves as long as God gives us energy and health. Son: He doesn’t allow me to buy even his train ticket. I, with a large fleet of buses at my disposal, have to watch him go to the station and book his ticket. He told me in the very beginning of my career, “I don’t expect a rupee from you nor do I give you one. Whatever I give, will be only to your children.” He has opened accounts in my children’s name and deposits some amount from his pension every month. Difference of Opinion This is inevitable as we belong to two different generations. We also differ in our political ideologies - while I am with TDP, he prefers BJP. But these differences are restricted only to the verbal debates and don’t percolate into our lives. Son: He is wary of business whereas I took to it like fish to water though I did not have any background. I want to provide

livelihood for at least 100 people. I tried to involve him in business after his retirement, and floated Swathi travels. But he was quite ill at ease with it. Strength/Weakness Father: His greatest strength is his friends. Weakness- reposing blind faith in people and doesn’t think of tomorrow. I wonder if these qualities are welcome in this cutthroat world. Son: His honesty and candour are his strength. Weakness? None at all. The Decision Maker Father: He is a self-made man. Son: He is the boss, but allows me space. Tips Father: I am always there if he wants some advice. Son: He doesn’t take my advice because in his view I am still a child. Unforgettable Incident Father: We admitted him to a convent. Sulking over it, he went away to his grandparent’s house. We had to send him back to the board school. Later he said that he didn’t like wearing uniform and shoes. He has been always against frills. Son: Serving as the president and secretary of United Teachers Federation (UTF), he used to make frequent trips to Eluru, which was the administrative headquarters, to get the issues of teachers settled. One particular year he was going to Sabarimalai during the time of UTF elections. We were elated that the following two years he would be free and we would have him all for ourselves. But shattering all our hopes, he got elected in absentia.

SON Corrective Measures Never did he raise his hand on me. When I was a child, he used to take me out, buy me some goodies and coolly explain to me where I went wrong. and now... Recently he asked me to give my report card on my business. I presented all my assets. Pat came the question ‘What about liabilities?’

FATHER On His Role I gave him all that is expected of a father. Moments of elation He was feted in Goa for topping in the cement business in all the southern states. Whenever someone comes and tells me, “We are in this position, thanks to your son’s help.” For example, film star Sunil refers to him as his godfather. On Present Generation This generation can take risks, which we could never afford. The Best Part Of Parenting Giving him freedom to follow his heart either in his profession or his marriage. Rating. As a son I give him more than 100 % . It is for him to rate me.

To impress him My presence is enough to impress him. One trait you want him to change. Anger Previous generation. I have no issues with it. My parents gave me the best. Dream for him I want to take him abroad. He wants to see me lead a liability-free life and I shall soon fulfill his dream.



istance means nothing when someone means everything- seems to be true with Singam family. Mr.SingamSetty Venkateswara Rao, Managing Director, Singam Suzuki, as the first generation entrepreneur, thought he would not be able to give quality time to his boys as he was passionately involved in building his business and kept Sandeep & Komaldeep in hostels to pursue education, right from the UKG. They returned home only three years ago, after obtaining MBA degrees from UK and are now the Directors of the company. The obvious bonding among the three proves that the years melted away without causing as much as a crack in their ties.

Bonding Father: Hailing from a small place Vundavalli (which recently shot into fame) I wanted my boys to get best education. Moreover, I was busy building my business in transport field, shifting from one place to the other and knew for certain that I couldn’t give them quality time. Sons: The only time we used to miss home was when we fell sick. Otherwise, we don’t think that the miles of distance ever affected our ties. It made us self-relaiant. red | june 2016 | 64


Team work Father: Many lucrative job offers came their way, but they are back in India to be with me. By that time, I have expanded my business, with my fingers in many pies like transport and tollgate. I had no knowledge of automobile business. Singham Suzuki is their own enterprise, with me assuming a supervisory and advisory role and lending some financial support. I have not involved them in my businesses which are not sophisticated like this one. We are

going ahead with the clear understanding that they will diversify further independently. Son: Our father has given us solid base to launch our dreams and his experience and advice are absolutely indispensable. We go about our business, arriving at decisions after discussions. There are situations when we include our mother too in decision-making. It is a perfect team work.

Lessons learnt Father: I have been a businessman who always thought that I should go further in my business and develop it to the optimum. But it is my sons who taught me that developing business itself is not enough and we should also strive for social recognition.

In Brief FATHER Perfect dad and boss We are friends. I don’t try to impose myself or my decisions on them. I only suggest and withdraw. We time Sunday. All of us go to a movie, dine outside and go for a drive.

Sons: Honesty and hardwork. Memorable moments Father: I never expected that they would go to UK for studies and more importantly, return home to set up business. Sandeep: The most surprising of them of all is my engagement, which my father sprang on me with no notice at all. The proposal came on Sunday and the engagement took place on Wednesday. Luckily, I found her to be my dream girl. Komaldeep: One too many to be listed. Ideas & ideals Father: One thing I tell them, in no uncertain terms, is that come what may, they should be together. I strongly believe in the concept united we stand. Sons: We brothers complement each other with me a bit more outgoing and being a go getter and Komaldeep a little reserved. While I am ambitious and strive to expand my business and horizons, he likes to take things easy. Response Father: Since I very steadily worked my way up in business there are no steep ups or lows. Moreover, I am very stoic. Perhaps, that is because we are financially sound. Sons: Initially we used to get perturbed but not anymore. On business Father: Any business is tension-ridden and fraught with problems. Obviously, a businessman is always in a state of stress, unlike the salaried people. One has to think of various angles besides money matters like if the staff is on the job or not. To keep our flock together itself is a task, with the poaching going all around. Even if one person is missing on the job, the work gets stuck.

Carry work home We try not to. On present generation I feel if the present youth is going astray, it is largely because the parents don’t guide them properly. On Parenting Sons: A humongous pressure. Before we think of ourselves, we have to worry about the welfare of families of more than 70 employees. Our business flourishes only if they are kept happy and contented. Advantage: The huge recognition and ample opportunities to grow in society. For example, red magazine would not have sought our interview, had we not been in this trade. Expectations Father: They have given me more than I ever expected and asked for. Son: We shall only strive to further build on the faith he reposes in us.

My father was an agriculturist and was casual about our education and vocation. I can’t blame him because that was how the things were at that time. Unwinding We start with window shopping and end up with loaded bags. Rating How can I do that? I think I have played my role. SONS Decision maker Our mother Decisions Only on consensus Being away from home and in hostels It is a great learning experience Clashes We have open discussions through which we realize our individual mistakes and come to fruitful conclusions. To impress him We have to impress outsiders. We are his mirror images and so question of impressing him doesn’t arise. One thing we want him to give up Anger and excitement On previous generation They were conservative and not experimental, but we adore their discipline and family ties. One thing you want to avoid which your father did Send the children to hostel

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he father is like a placid lake - calm and quiet and least ambitious, never expecting anything more than what life offers him. The son is a bubbling stream dynamic, ambitious and all out to take life by the horns. Mr.Gunturi Srinivasa Raju, Chairman, Kshethraa Properties and his father Mr.Appalaraju, appear like two ends of the spectrum. Yet one can clearly see a thread of love and understanding that binds not only the duo but also the entire family.

Mutual Appraisal Father: For us our son is nothing short of the God’s gift. Contrary to the general tradition of fathers commanding the sons to follow certain path, I always gave him total freedom to follow his inclinations. I never questioned him on any decision he has taken. Son: I was the most pampered and indulged child. Never did I hear a ‘no’ from either of my parents –in the matter of my education or career or even marriage. If I am able to go about my work unperturbed and undisturbed, it is because of the stable and happy family backing I enjoy.

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even know what it is all about. At times I wish he is more knowledgeable in these things so that I could seek his advice. There is a thrill in deliberating over the issues with your own people. Isn’t it? I miss that.

and weakness too. You may not believe this but he would wonder why the government was paying such huge salaries for the job he and his colleagues were doing and if that would really commensurate the work they were doing.

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Unforgettable Incident Father: During the 1987 floods in West Godavari, Srinivas was stranded at a relative’s house. I thought we lost him. Those were the nightmarish moments.

Son: Honesty, integrity and hard work are the lessons he imparted to me. However, I also learnt from him is that one should not over pamper the children, as he did. I give my daughters enough freedom but never over indulge them.

Different Paths Father: The 9.00 am to 5.00 pm routine and working under some other’s dictates never appealed to my son. He grew up watching me going through the same regimen day in and day out. It was fine with me as I was not a very outgoing person. That certainly could not be the life for an exuberant boy like Srinivas, who wants to live his life on his terms.

IN BRIEF FATHER On His Role Non-interfering Moments of Elation Every time he accomplished a task. On Present Generation They are better equipped

Son: My father worked for APSEB. He retired with great dignity after a blemish-less career. Though I was never too keen on academics, I obtained a B. Com degree. I became the first entrepreneur in our family. There was never a word of resistance from my father and he silently handed down whatever investment I needed. Expectations Father: My son is a self-made man and except for a little investment, he didn’t take anything from me. Son: He has been a perennial giver. He is non-demanding and undemonstrative and always counts his blessings. I have seen a lot of ups and downs in my business, but he never questioned me, leave alone chiding. He is blissfully ignorant of all the worldly pursuits. For example, I am a realtor, but my father doesn’t

Son: When I was in 6th standard, he met with a serious accident. Thinking that he would not survive it, he took me into his arms and made me promise that I would look after the family. That drove me to tears. By God’s grace, he recovered and recouped.

Rating My son scores 10/10 SON Corrective Measures None. I wish my father had taken some so that I could have studied better.

We Time Father: As I am retired, my time is divided between my son and daughter. Son: I visit my parents at least thrice a week and am there whenever they need me. Strength/Weakness Father: My son’s strength is his determination. I see no weakness.

To Impress Him I need not do anything out of the way. One Trait You Want Him To Change. I wish he had been little more assertive Previous Generation. Each generation has its plus and minus points Dream for Him I want to keep him in comfort

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15th May saw all the roads of the city leading to The Park Hotel. It had to be, as the occasion was the first birthday celebration of Chaitra (Pandu), daughter of Dr.K. Swamy and Dr.K. Madhuri Swapna. The proud parents threw a lavish bash to celebrate this joyous moment. Joining them in the arrangements to ensure perfection in every aspect were grandparents Smt & Sri K. Seetha Ram, Ex-MLA, Sri. Pydiraju and Sri Y.Lakshman Das and Smt. Venkata Lakshmi. HRD Minister Sri.Ganta Srinivasa Rao and Housing Minister Smt.Kimidi Mrunalini and her husband Sri.Ganapathi Rao and former Minister Sri. Botsa Satyanarayana led a galaxy of leaders from various political parties. The venue donned a ‘Candy and Balloons’ theme. Innumerable food counters, serving mindboggling assortment of fare, treated the invitees to their heart’s content. The event was perfectly managed by Smt.Alka Jaju.


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Bharadwaj Kaitapalli turned 18. To celebrate his special day, his parents Sri. K.Srinivas Rao, Chairman of Sun School and Smt.K.Lakshmi Lavanya, Proprietor, Hotel Bliss, Bheemili, hosted a grand party for their near and dear ones. Vaisakhi Jala Udyanavanam served as the perfect venue. City’s bigwigs were seen in full attendance at this do. Minister Sri Ganta Srinivas Rao graced the evening as the chief guest. Other dignitaries from political circles, who came to bless the boy were MP Sri.Mutham Setty Srinvas Rao, Ankapalle, Sri.Palla Srinivas Rao, MLA, Gajuwaka, Sri.Vamsi Krishna YSR leader, Sri.Paruchuri Bhaskar Rao, Bheemili constituency In-charge. Guests were treated to lavish spread of 90 varieties of pure vegetarian delicacies. Melodious live music by playback singers livened up the ambience. DJ Nawaz further pumped in more energy as he belted out popular numbers. The live magic show by Ravi also entertained the audience thoroughly.

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t isn’t just out of the blue that someone is given the title of a ‘People’s Princess’. She’s also known for her good-work, fashion analytical self and unmatched business sense. Meet Dyana Shiffaire, of the Palestine Persian Royal blood who has inherited Shiffaire Enterprise as proprietorship, owner, CEO and Chairpersion. You started work at 16 what was the experience like? Descending from a Royal Monarchy, I was introduced to more self learning. After my graduation in World Finance I was handling Shiffaire Enterprise and cracking financial deals between MNCs and Businessmen. Then fashion happened to balance my responsibility as the CEO.. From a very young age I have been working on high fashion shoots and am being invited as judge/guest to Fashion shows.

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Let’s talk about you as a fashion analyst... Pursuing my degree in Fashion Designing, specialising in AvantGarde design from Milan and an analyst course from London, and being a qualified hair science and stylist from L'oreal Professional, gave me the lead to be the a analyst in India by FDCI. I also got the opportunity to guide designers at various fashion shows like Gladrags, Lakmé Fashion week, Kingfisher Ultra International Fashion week.

Tell us more about the kind of work you do now I come in as a supporting partner for Fashion Weeks, Beauty Pageants and model hunts around the world. I am launching India's 1st Avantgarde Fashion Magazine called "Dyana's Desire" which will showcase the work of Designers in their Avantgarde creativity with India's 1st Avantgarde Fashion week in Dec2016.

How did the title ‘People’s princess’ happen? If I can be of any assistance to people in any way possible, I make myself available. Their smiles when they say “thank you” are the wealth I've earned. People have given me a home in their hearts and this title, for which I'm very thankful. Tell us more about yourself… I might come across as a celebrity, but actually I am a simple girl who loves to have street food, shop from local markets, meet new people and explore new cities

What is that one thing that worked for you? I take every project as a challenge – be it finance or fashion. I have been bestowed with love and respect from people. Hailing from the Royal Family adds to the finesse and gives me good contacts.

You’re also known for the good work you do... tell us more Compassion is a God’s gift. Since 10 years I have been helping orphanages, old age homes, and those who deserve love and care. It's not only collection of funds but spending time with them. For me to give is easy and if I can why not?

If you were to choose between success and riches... I choose success, because I want to reach my goals through toil and blessings. One thing you’d like to change about yourself? Well! I would not want to change myself in any way for this is how God has made me. Of course, I try to improve myself in every possible way. If you are born again, who would you want to come back as? I want to be born as Princess Diana or Maharani Gayatridevi who have always been my idols and icons.

Which have been your most challenging times? Every day is a new challenge for me to live up to my clients expectations What was the turning point in your life? The Turning point in my life was The city of Nizams. The city has not only spotted my potential as a Fashion analyst but also gave me respect. For it is Hyderabad which has made Dyana Shiifaire a brand name and made it shine. This is my second home.

Your aspirations It is my dream to contribute as much as I can to the world and live up to the name -Beauty with a Purpose. I urge all the successful people in the world to reach out to the needy.

Before you sign off… I want to say that you can't ask rain for more rain.. sun for less sun shine. We have to live under circumstances given to us. I appeal to the people to work hard, improve their lifestyle and strive to be fabulous human beings.

and their traditions and cuisine. It is like a therapy for me. What do you think of the fashion scene in the city? Every city has its own version of fashion, distinctive but in harmony with each other. What surprises me is that Indian cities are so modern despite the fact they are steeped in tradition. What is your greatest achievement? I consider touching innumerable lives and earning their love and trust as my greatest achievements.


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INGREDIENTS Lamb shanks Diced tomatoes Chopped onions Chopped celery Chicken stock Thyme Rosemary 2 1 cup ½ cup ½ cup 1 cup 5 sprigs 5 sprigs

By Ranita Ray


Refined our Blanched Haricot beans Cherry tomato Butter Port wine Salt and pepper to taste Beetroot risotto Piece of chilli chocolate lava

½ cup 40 gm

½ cup 1 bundle 6 gm 2 tbsp 100 ml

Neeraj Balasubramanian Executive Sous Chef, The Park

METHOD: Put our into a shallow wide bowl. Season lamb shanks all over with salt and pepper; dredge through the our until coated shaking off any excess our. Heat a large skillet over medium heat; add butter and heat until foaming. Cook lamb shanks in the hot butter until golden, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer lamb shanks to a slow cooker. Pour wine into the skillet and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon; transfer to the slow cooker. Add tomatoes with their juice, onion, chicken broth, celery, and thyme leaves to slow cooker. Cook on low until lamb is very tender and almost falling off the bone. It takes round 8 hours. Transfer lamb shanks to a platter and cover with aluminium foil. Transfer the sauce in the slow cooker to a large skillet; simmer over high heat until sauce is reduces. Season to taste. Plate the lamb shanks with the risotto, chilly, chocolate lava and the Port wine.

ood is not just about the flavours and taste, a lot more has to be taken care of about, its appearance too. After all, the food meets the eye first, before it reaches the tongue. Perfecting the art of taste and presentation, Neeraj Balasubramanian, Executive Sous Chef, The Park, dishes out his creations fresh from the pantry.

8 Hour Braised Lamb Shanks with Port Wine Jus, Beetroot Risotto and Chilli Chocolate Lava



Mango Carpaccio Salad with Mango Cilantro Sorbet and Cilantro Honey Chilli Vinaigrette

1 litre 150 gm 50 gm 1 bunch 200 gm 15 ml 5-6 5-6

INGREDIENTS Jumbo prawns Ginger garlic paste Red chilli powder Cumin powder Coriander powder Turmeric powder Curry leaves (fried and crushed) Lemons Egg Corn our Desiccated coconut Salt to taste Oil for frying 4 satay skewers Avakai mayo Laccha pyaz

METHOD: Combine the fresh mango juice, liquid glucose, chopped cilantro and sugar in a large bowl. Pour the mix into sorbetiere to churn. Once the sorbet is adequately churned (about 30-40 min), place in a deep freezer to set. Once it is ready, plate with the mango carpaccio and garnish with kalamata olives, mint sprigs and cilantro honey chilli vinaigrette.

INGREDIENTS Fresh mango juice Liquid glucose Sugar Cilantro chopped Mango thinly sliced Cilantro honey chilli vinaigrette Kalamata olives Mint sprigs

METHOD: Clean and de-vein the prawns. Leave the tail intact. Marinate the prawns with ginger garlic paste, spices, crushed curry leaves, lemon juice and salt and keep it aside for 30 minutes. Make a batter using corn our, salt and egg. Heat oil in a kadhai for deep frying. Dip the marinated prawns in the batter and coat with the desiccated coconut and deep-fry on medium ame until they turned golden and cooked properly. Plate them with Lachcha Pyaz, Avakai Mayo.

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Shoot By Dhana Vijay

1 tbsp 50gm

4 1 tbsp 1 tsp 1 tsp 2 tsp 1/2 tsp 2 sprigs 2 1 40gm 40 gm

3 240gm 145gm 120gm 6gm 100gm 200gm

FOR PLATING 10gm Kiwi Compote | 15 gm Raspberry Coulis 1 Chocolate Stick | 1 Caramel Nest | 1 Caramel Stick

METHOD: Beat the eggs and sugar together. Slowly add the our and baking powder by whisking continuously. Blend melted butter and melted chocolate together. Fold in the mixture of butter and chocolate into the other ingredients. Add the broken cashew nuts. Pour the batter into a greased baking tray and bake at 180 degrees celsius for about 45 min. Cut and place on top of kiwi compote and garnish with chocolate stick.

INGREDIENTS Eggs Sugar Refined our Broken cashews Baking powder Melted butter Melted white chocolate

White Chocolate Blondie


Chef s Dessert Degustation

Tanariva Praline Marquise

1 litre 20 gm 400 gm 300 gm

INGREDIENTS Dark chocolate (use 70%, good quality, such as Valrhona or Green & Black's) Unsalted butter (softened) Caster sugar Cocoa powder Egg Double cream 300g Box After Eights

INGREDIENTS Fresh cream Liquid glucose Gulkand Rose petals chopped

Rose Petal Gelato

150gm 6 tbsp 6 450ml



METHOD: Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a heatproof bowl. Then assemble a bain-marie – do this by pouring a little water into a saucepan and placing the bowl over the water. Over a gentle heat, set the pan to warm the water until the chocolate melts. Take off the heat and leave to cool a little. Meanwhile, place the butter and half the sugar into another bowl. Using an electric hand whisk, beat until the mixture is really light and creamy, then beat in the cocoa powder. Separate the eggs yolks and leaving the whites aside put the yolks in a third bowl. Tip in the remaining sugar, then beat together until pale and creamy. In a fourth bowl, whip the cream until thickened with soft peaks. Pour the melted chocolate into the butter mixture, and carefully stir until it is well combined. Gently fold in the egg mixture. When this is amalgamated, stir in the whipped cream. Now line a 6.5 x 22cm tin with 3 layers of cling film, leaving a 10cm

Recipe Courtesy: The Park

overhang. Spoon the mixture into a large piping bag with a large nozzle attached. Pipe a layer over the bottom of the tin, then cover this with a layer of After Eights (cut some in half to ensure they fit). Pipe over another layer of chocolate cream, followed by a layer of After Eights. Continue until you have 4 layers of chocolate mints and the tin is full, finishing with a chocolate cream layer. Fold over the cling film, then chill overnight or up to 2 days. Just before serving, place the marquise in the freezer for 10 mins to make it easier to slice. Place the tin, bottom side up, on a serving plate, slide off the tin, then peel away the cling film. If you have a blowtorch, quickly run the ame over the surface of the marquise to give it a glossy sheen. Alternatively, dip a palette knife in boiling water and smooth the surface that way. Use a serrated knife dipped in boiling water to cut the marquise into slices. Place on plate and garnish with a caramel nest.

METHOD: Combine the fresh cream, liquid glucose, chopped rose petals and gulkand and pour the mix into sorbetiere to churn. Once the gelato is adequately churned (about 15-20 min), place in a deep freezer to set. Scoop and place in ramekin. Garnish with caramel Stick

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ne of the most eligible bachelors of Tollywood, Nithiin is a heartthrob of one and all. Son of famous distributor Sudhakar Reddy, the young boy never thought that he would turn to reels for his career. But it happened. He debuted with Teja’s Jayam and treading a path of ups and downs, he has come a long way. With A Aa - Anasuya Ramalingam V/s Anandvihari is just released, Nithiin talks about the film, director Trivikram and more....



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Working with Trivikram... I feel so honored and fortunate to work with a genius like him. No exaggeration, I said yes to do this film only because he was directing it. Of course, the story too is brilliant and pretty different from that of the 22 movies I have done so far. I have

Your experience with A..Aa I was looking for that one solid hit and had pinned all my hopes on A..Aa. I was really nervous. It is very crucial for my career and I am very glad with its outcome. It is a simple love saga which might have been told many times in the past. But what makes it special is Trivikram’s way of narration, weave with lovely emotions. It has love, comedy and emotions. And all these impressed the audience big time.

Congratulations for massive success of A..Aa. How did this movie happen? After Heart Attack, I was supposed to work with Trivikram. Unfortunately, somehow it didn’t work out the way we expected. Finally, things fell into place. I think I just had to do this film at the right moment and waited for it to happen. After Gundejaari Gallanthayyinde, when I was shooting for Heart Attack in Spain, I got a call. I was absolutely thrilled. However, the project got shelved suddenly. A year later, it got revived again and I got hopeful.

What kind of preparation did you do for your role in A..Aa? As you have seen, I played the character of a chef who has an emotional family baggage. Just to get the right emotions, I attended a lot of workshops. I hope everyone liked my role in the film.

Many felt Samantha has a dominating character in A..Aa. Your take? I don’t feel so, there is nothing like that. The lead pair in all love stories has equal roles and weightage. In fact, there are many other characters who are pretty dominating in the movie as well.

Can we call Trivikram a special director for you? Yes he is. I found another Teja and Rajamouli in Trivikram. He took care of every bit, from my body language, diction to hair-do. The way I got inspired from him and learned so many facets of life is just amazing. He is like a walking encyclopedia.

just done exactly what was told by the director. It is his film. In a way, I can say Trivikram is the hero of this movie. He took care of everything. It was like a journey with him that I will cherish forever. I have learnt a lot of things during this film and my performance in A..Aa is the best in my entire career.

We heard Pawan Kalyan visited the sets of A.. Aa! How did you feel about it? Yes he did. It was a surprise visit and I was not aware of it. Thus, when I saw him, I was zapped and didn't know what was going on for some time. To add to my nervousness, we were shooting a song and had to dance in front of him, it made me even more tensed. Even on the eve of A..Aa release, he sent me best wishes with a box of mangoes that were produced at his farm. I shared it on my social media. Generally, he doesn't attend the movie functions but he graced the events of Ishq and A..Aa for me.

Working with Samantha... We were paired together for the first time in the movie. Sam is a brilliant actress and also a very close buddy of mine. Somehow during the initial stages of the shoot, it was very difficult for us to get romantic. With strict instruction from the director, we could pull it off. However, our chemistry has turned out quite well and it is appreciated too.




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Beyond films, what interests you? Earlier, I used to play a lot of cricket,

Nithya Menen, can you call her your lucky charm? (Ha.ha.ha) I guess, you can say so! For reasons unknown! But there is something as our pairing worked well with the audience and I bagged my first big hit after a long wait. So, there is nothing wrong in calling her my l ucky charm.

Your movie Heart Attack also got you fame, what are the other major changes it brought in you? My character, as you have seen, was a very stylish one and a lot of detailing had gone into it. It's my most stylish avatar ever. I had to grow long hair and I enjoyed doing it. I have never had a ponytail in my life and for the first time I sported the look.

Your movie Courier Boy Kalyan, has a very interesting name, whose idea was it? It was completely my idea to have that name, as everyone knows that I am a diehard fan of Pawan Kalyan.

Changes post-celebrityhood? Being a movie buff, as I just mention I used to watch every damn movie on the very first day. Now with celebrityhood, I can’t watch movies in public places. I used to eat out with friends without being disturbed.

but presently due to time constraint, I had to restrict my passion for cricket. Whenever I get little free time, I love to hang out with friends at coffee shops in the city. I am a movie buff and watch a lot of films, whether they are hits or ops.

When single Nithiin is going to mingle? My family members have been asking me to get married for quite some time. I have been postponing the date. You can’t imagine the kind of pressure I am under now to get hitched. Whenever my mom attends a wedding, immediately she reminds me about my marriage. Not just this. The moment she watches a wedding scene in a movie she immediately pauses the scene and asks me "When will you get married? So, as I say, it will be ‘soon’. (winks)

The greatest learning in the industry… In the last 14 years, I have learnt many things. No matter how much hard work you put in, you need luck to succeed and get a hit, especially in Tollywood. There is also one more thing which I have learnt hard way. As long as you give hit films, everyone is with you. The moment you land on a lean patch, everybody disappears. No hard feelings. I am not becoming critical, but only three or four people stuck with me even when my career was down with ops. It taught me a big lesson in life- whom to trust and whom not to. I am also more clear about what kind of films to do and what to avoid.

I can't do it now. However, being hero compensates all that I lost. I must confess one more thing- I was never interested in studies, I am happy that I dropped out of the college in my first year after I got into acting.


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Being a Punjabi girl do you find it difficult to act in a Telugu movie? Yes, it is difficult. But then again, no profession comes without challenges. If one has to grow professionally, then one must be willing to go through some tough times.

How did you land in Tollywood? For the movie Where is Vidya Balan?, the search was on for a new face. For me, Tollywood happened when somebody saw my pictures on Facebook and felt I suited the character in the ick. The rest is history.

or Jyotii Setthi, acting happened through the social media way. This Punjabi kudi came to Tollywood and in no time has merged well in the local scene. With “Where is ‘Vidya Blalan’?”, she has grabbed quite a lot of eyeballs and earned a great fan following. Proving her versatility, Jyotii is also ready to woo Punjabi and Hindi movie audiences. How the entry and the journey have been till now in the reel world, the diva spills the beans.

By Ranita Ray


Facing the camera for the first time? I was apprehensive and quite unsure, perhaps a bit uneasy too. Luckily it didn’t take me too long to shed my inhibitions. Soon I learnt to consider the camera as my best friend-cum-well-meaning critic.

What are your strengths as an actor? My girl-next-door looks, my willingness to learn and ability to learn it fast. Above all it is my sincerity towards work.

We heard you are into modeling too! What is the difference between the two? I am not really into modeling; I am an actor who has accepted certain modeling assignments to associate with brands/ people/ causes that I believe in. The difference lies between 150 minutes and 150 seconds.

Any Punjabi projects? I have recently completed a short feature film Dill Wali Gal with Amy Virk which released on 24th May. Within 24 hours of release, it received huge number of views. Earlier, the song with Punjab’s heartthrob Gippy Grewal had also earned me a lot of recognition.

How was it working in Where is Vidya Balan? Can you share a few off-screen interesting incidents on the sets? It was a steep learning curve for me, especially because of the language barrier. But I must mention that the crew and cast were extremely supportive. I was given the required space, opportunity and freedom to learn from my mistakes. Off-screen incidents – As they say “what happens on the sets stays on the sets” so my lips are sealed (winks).

What are your criteria of signing a movie? I am comparatively new in the industry and a beginner does not have the

Any Bollywood plans? I have completed two Bollywood films. The first movie stars Karan Hariharan and Pawan Malhotra and is likely to be released on 24th June. The next is Phullu with Sharib Hashmi of Filmistaan fame and is slated to release in September. I have also signed another movie, about which I can’t divulge much.

Tollywood towards you? It has been warm and welcoming. I wish I had more opportunities to work in

With new talent entering the industry every second day, how do you hold your ground? Why to choose you over others? I don’t think it is about choosing one actor over the other, it is more about choosing the right actor for the character. At my end, all I can do is research about the role, get deep into the skin of the character and then give it my best shot. The rest is destiny.

luxury of established, successful actors. However, I try to pick up subject that is clean and my role gives me chance to explore the actor in me.

Your crush in Tollywood Ravi Teja

A Telugu song you love to hum Super machhi

A word in Telugu you love to use Enti ra?

Most happening spot in the city I really like a bandi of paranthas in Film Nagar

Off work, things you love to do I am quite active on social media. Whenever possible, I travel with friends. I can’t get enough of partying and do enjoy them a lot.


Tollywood after my first movie, but my Bollywood projects, the upcoming “Weekend” and also “Phullu” have kept me busy.

Lucky for you: 15, Yellow

(April 20‐ May 22) You will feel confident as it is quite a promising and positive stage. Even if your work will create a few problems, under no circumstances it will come to a standstill. Focus on significant moments. Love life will undergo some changes, but they will be far from fundamental. You may find your soul mate. Look at yourself honestly and impartially. If you are unhappy about something, then fix it and stop crying over your own incompetence and wallowing in self‐pity.


Lucky for you: 17, Green

It is an exclusively positive stage. You will have an unending supply of energy. Yet, you should not grab everything that comes your way, otherwise you will accomplish nothing. Your strength is large, but not unending. There are things that are really necessary and then there are things that can be put away until later. On the love front, your relationship will come to harmony though there could be some minor hassles. Plan some exceptional event for this time, because its result is likely to change your life.

(March 21‐ April 19)



(Aug 23‐ Sep 22) You may go through a rough patch, during which your sensory‐emotional sphere will play the main role, with all the other aspects of life being moved to the sidelines. Probability of breaking up with your second half is extremely high. Your feelings, emotions, intuition and passion will play the key role here. Your finances will be on your side. Time is positive, though ambiguous. At work you may find yourself between colleagues and management. Don’t even try to please both sides.

Lucky for you; 18, Orange


(July 21‐ Aug 22) You may face some challenges on your life journey, especially on the sensory‐emotional level. There is even a chance of a strong and total depression. To avoid this, control your own desires. You will be stable at work. You will have successful time, full of epic victories, which will be associated with minor problems that are solvable. You will have to try a little bit harder in your love life. Be warm and candid with your partner. Lucky for you: 16, Magenta


(May 23‐ June 20) You feel great, though the scene is devoid of patrons. It is a very positive time. At work, you are encouraged to move in the set direction. You will encounter a lot of situations where external circumstances and even opinions of those who you blindly trust radically contradict your actions. Stay alert. You'll have to slow down the pace of your work a little so that you can more clearly reflect on the events happening around you. Love life will bring a lot of positive movments .

Lucky for you: 20, Blue


(June 21‐ July 20) Success is awaiting you in all possible directions. The dynamics of the coming days are amazing. You'll have enough strength and time for several projects and will be excellent at multitasking. If you run your own business, try to allocate the duties and the workload among your employees. If you are an employee, then do not give up your own initiatives and ideas. Your love life will be bright. This does not mean that it's time for you to radically change your life.

Lucky for you: 23, Red

Lucky for you: 16, Sea green

(Oct 23‐ Nov 21) At work you will face dilemmas and challenges, though there is nothing life‐threatening. Be vigilant in dealing with your colleagues or business partners. Love life will sparkle with new colours. There will be many changes going on. Do your best to maintain the sobriety. You are honest and fair and now you will face a great chance to make most of these features. The situation is, for sure, not the simplest, but it is manageable. You won’t experience problems overcoming any obstacles.


Lucky for you: 19, Mauve

(Sep 23‐ Oct 22) The working and financial side will be as stable as never before. Yet don’t lose your vigilance, even when things turn out the way you want them to. In relations with your colleagues, stay unbiased. In love life, things will be somewhat different. A sharp and curious mind is now more important than vivid feelings. In relationships with your loved ones, refrain from making sudden movements, but still stand your ground because they most likely will be in the wrong.


(Dec 21‐ Jan 20) It will be a stable and quiet time when you won’t have to work to the bone to get the desired results. Your working moments will be on a slow pace. If you are the boss don’t put too much pressure on your subordinates and be loyal and democratic. This will only raise your authority. If you are an employee, don’t plan any holiday. You need to be in the workplace. There will not be any significant developments in love life.

Lucky for you: 17, Black



(Feb 18 –Mar 20) You are confident in all areas but your spiritual world will blossom. There won’t be any exceptional situations awaiting you at work place. Your business will enter the road of steady, methodical and consistent progress. Do not rely too much on your subordinates. Be more vigilant than usual. Love life: this is a successful period for making life‐changing decisions. Don’t doubt your abilities and the aspirations of your |"second half. Lucky for you: 9, Indigo


(Jan 21‐ Feb 18) You will face difficult situations. But failure in one area will necessarily entail success in the other. Concentrate on key points. In love life, you will be confident. Control your aggressiveness and keep quiet, if you fail to find clear‐cut arguments. In the course of time, people will realize that they were wrong and will definitely apologize to you. The stars are on your side. Don’t lower yourself to prejudices; follow your personal principles and values.

Lucky for you: 24, Pink


(Nov 22 –Dec 20) You will go through a lot of interesting events and you will safely solve all the challenging situations. You will find yourself in a situation that will be favourable for you. In terms of the working sphere it will be a really successful and bright time. In general, circumstances will be positive, but not in every aspect, so don’t count too much on good. Love life does not herald serious problems. Yet some ambiguous situations might still occur. You need to act methodically, without direct confrontation.

Lucky for you: 25, Brown

Sarada charmingly filled in the gap. What is more gratifying is that we could provide mobility to 25 children

and thinking a world of me. I have a

Father’s Day every day- that is how

you make me feel.

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Jyotii Setthi reached stardom taking

Mr. Ganta Srinivasa Rao, who was to

and his film.

scene and what really worked for him

find out his experiences behind the

While critics give him great marks, we

and the hero of the film, Nithiin’s films.

HRD Minister of Andhra Pradesh

support. Though we missed the

event with their gracious presence and

leaders and businessmen blessed the

thumping success. A galaxy of political

CSR activity red on mission was a

described as the best of our cover boy

ripples and earning rave reviews. It is

of the father?”

I am happy that the third event of our

The just released A.. Aa is creating

hamper or dampen their spirits.

that physical inadequacies can not

sang and danced making a statement

give vent to their artistic skills. They

to the differently abled children to

I feel, is we could provide a platform

unique accomplishment in this event,

raise funds for the cause. The most

film Brahmotsavam in two theatres to

“What is the son but an extension

Now I understand the saying-

interesting experiences to narrate.

figure out. They have some very

and boss at work, is what we try to

how easy it is to be father at home

share work space too. How tough and

relationship. Most of these twosome

to elicit their views on their

14 eminent persons and their children

Marking the Father’s Day, we met

unavoidable circumstances, Mrs. Ganta

with special needs. We screened the

be the chief guest, due to some

everything that is best in the world

Chandra Mouli Tippala, Publisher

I sign off.

fathers, a very Happy Father’s Day,

magnificent men, who are also great

On this sunny note and wishing those

far behind.

If rains are here, the rainbow can’t be

which augurs well for the arid fields.

that we are in for good monsoon,

welcoming rains and predictions are

Scorching summer, at last, gave way to

Cuisine segment.

We share them with you in our

some delicacies exclusively for us.

insists The Park, Vizag. It dishes out

palate but also please your eyes,

Food should not only satiate your

Tollywood today.

comfortably she is perched in

into fame. In Focus we learn how

Vidya Balan?, this Punjabi girl shot

With her performance in Where is


thin. Thank you dad for giving me

always by my side, through thick and

admission of love for my father. He is

I have to make my own little

celebrates fatherhood on June 19,

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oint replacement surgeon and founder of Sunshine Group of Hospitals, Dr. Gurava Reddy, is one name in the city which has ended up being a brand in itself. He performs around 4,000 joint replacements a year which is the second highest number in Asia. His son, Adarsh, also an orthopaedic surgeon, has been working for the past two years and follows his father’s footsteps. Both of them have many common interests – reading, writing and music.

The Bond Father: I see myself in my son and I feel that he is an extension of my persona, both in and out. Son: I know it is a cliché but from the beginning our relationship has been like two friends. Dad has rarely been strict with me. Team Work Father: It’s fantastic to have him around, especially because he has got the same passions as mine. red | june 2016 | 34

Son: Initially it was quite daunting for me because I didn’t know how to interact with him at work but he is very cool though he was no different from what he is at home. I got slowly eased into my job. Strength & Weakness Father: My no-holds-barred commitment to my children’s happiness is my strength. However, sometimes I fail to see their perspective and that is my weakness.

Son: My strength and my weakness both come from him. But the flip side of the coin is that his shoes are too huge for me to ever realistically fill.

Son: I don’t think I am at any position in my career to be able to give advice to dad on how to run a business. IN BRIEF FATHER

The Decision Maker Father: I try to win him over with my arguments but I succeed only 50% of the time.

On As Dad and Boss Easy, I am like a dad to all in the hospital and a boss at home! On He Stepping into your shoes So much that I wanted to change the hospital’s name from Sunshine to ‘Son’shine!

Son: Often it is dad’s way, so usually he is the decision maker. Bringing Work Home Father: Most of the times we don’t but at times I discuss some matters with him and my wife.

On Present Generation I appreciate their clarity of thought and expression and their enthusiasm to enjoy life. I dislike their occasional lack of focus and respect to traditions and elders.

Son: Earlier, we never used to do it. But nowadays he has become so busy that some decisions that need to be made by him can only be done at the dinner table. Lessons Learnt Father: I have learnt how one can be persistent and perseverant to get any job done. I admire his vocabulary and choice of words in constructing a sentence. Son: Everything I am today is only because of my father and mother. Dad has always taught me to be humble, honest and compassionate. He is a hero to many people around the world, especially in the field of orthopaedics and I am proud to be his son. Fond Memories Father: There are thousands. When we were in England I recall him sitting on my tummy as a child and both of us enjoying the clementines and we used to listen to the Beatles song – “Shake it shake it Baby”. Son: My fondest memories with dad are the same as the one he mentioned. I was hardly 4 then. On the Family Vocation Father: The advantages are that you have a person with whom you can share everything. The disadvantage is sometimes when the perspective differs you cannot shout and throw him out! Son: The obvious advantage is that my boss is my own father and he being as cool as he is, I never have to think twice to skip work for a

couple of days and go on a holiday. But the flip side is that, because it is your own business you feel the pressure of responsibility. Ultimately, though you have the freedom to be more casual, you end up actually working much harder than you would elsewhere. The Expectation Father: I will be happy if he can take more responsibilities in the care of senior personnel in the hospital which he is reluctant to do.

Parenting Learnt From Your Dad My father was stricter than I am, but he was gracious enough to take the backseat when I grew up and let me take my own decisions. I wish to do the same. Rating On the scale of 1 to 10, maybe 7. Failing to see his perspective and sometimes being overbearing cost me the 3 points. SON Unwinding Together We go for a movie or listen to music. To Impress Him When a post-operative x-ray comes out perfectly after a surgery I performed, I like to show it to dad and get a pat on the back. The Naughtiest Thing Done Together... When I was a kid in England, dad had taken me to a famous museum, I had to pee urgently. There were no restrooms in the vicinity, so dad looked around for options and suddenly had a brilliant, naughty idea. He found an empty McDonalds milkshake cup on the street and gave it to me to fill up. One Thing You Will Do With Your Kids I want to spend as much quality, happy times with my kid as my father does with us. Message To Him One thing I haven’t told him enough – I love you dad! You were always and will always be my Hero! red | june 2016 | 35

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r. Ratansi Patel, the backbone of the family is the man whose name is synonymous with plywood and hardware. While his three sons, Dinesh, Ramesh and Sonu are responsible for taking the business to the next level. Owners of Stellar, the Patel men are one big team which believes that the success can be earned through hard work and unity. As different as they are from each other, one thing they have in common is the passion towards their business and people.

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Appraisal Father: My sons are my future and I am extremely proud of all three of them. Sons: Dad is our role model and we are what we are because of him. The Bond Father: It is best described as divine. Sons: For us, he is God on earth and hence the only way we can describe it would be blissful. As a Team Father: We work as a good team but I think we can improve it further. Sons: Working with our father as a team is a great learning for us. There is always something new to learn from him. Strengths and Weaknesses Father: My experience is my strength as I have been in the business for quite some time now, while my weakness is my relationships.

Sons: To get into a family business means having things ready for you to walk in and be accepted with open arms, while the disadvantage is the inability to make independent decisions.

On The Present Generation I admire the confidence.

The Expectation Father: I wish they would learn to be more patient and would handle situations in a better way.

One Dislike I appreciate most of the things - their ability to multi-task and I know they are capable of bigger achievements. Don’t like success getting into their heads too early.

Sons: If only he would adapt to the pace of the world and leverage technology. FATHER Being Dad & Boss It is not really difficult to play a perfect dad and is also to be boss. You just have to know the thin line between both the roles.

The Proud Moments When they work hard and expand the business to a new heigh.

Learning Parenting Whatever I am today is because of my father’s grooming and I improvised on it. SONS Unwinding Together We usually visit a temple or have detailed chats while walking. To Impress Him By showing up early in the morning in the office after a late night party!

Sons: Our technical skills are our strength whereas the lack of experience is definitely the weakness.

The Craziest Thing Done Together It was when we bought a modern dress for mom on her birthday.

The Decision Maker Father: I am. I call the shots.

Change A Habit In Him The thing with that generation is that they have a wealth of experience but are not very practical.

Sons: Dad is and we like to believe that we enable him to make the right decisions. Bring Work Home Father: We try not to bring work on to the dining table – that is the only way we maintain a separate personal and professional life. Sons: As much as we try to avoid it, it ends up happening.

Rating We would like to believe that we have been obedient and caring children. Message to Him Although we might argue or debate with him on issues, it’s just a learning process, we will never cross the line he has drawn for us.

Lessons Learnt Father: My sons have taught me modernity in business. Sons: Apart from the various things he has taught us, the most important is how to remain calm at all times. Memorable Moments Father: The best moments for me were the birth of my kids. Sons: Our first day to school with dad Pros & Cons Of Family Business Father: The advantage of a family business is the proven legacy and enduring relationships, whereas the disadvantage would be to adhere to the well laid policies. red | june 2016 | 37

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early three decades have seen the transition of R.S.Brothers – from the smallest stores to the large textile kingdom it has become. One of the establishers, Mr. S. Rajamouli has been an integral part of the brand’s success story. His son, Suresh Seerna, Director at the company, joined the business five years ago, after finishing his MBA in Marketing from London. This father-son duo has one thing in common and that is the fact that they are both pure businessmen.

BINDING The Bond Father: Now that he is a grown up man, the two of us are more like friends. Son: The bond the two of us share is of love and respect. To me, this relationship is very sacred. As a Team Father: Even though we work in the same business, our fields are very different. Hence, there is barely any teamwork. Son: Working with him means learning constantly. He teaches me a lot of things, from handling customers to working around margins and attracting customers. With the kind of experience he has, there is always a lot to learn from him. red | june 2016 | 38


there is a need to bring them home. Learnt from the Other Father: I wish I could learn how to use the computer from him. While his work is computerised I still do it manually. Son: There is a lot! The list is never-ending... I have learnt purchasing, sales, talking to people, time management, etc. Fond Memories Father: The moment he was born. Son: As a ritual, the family would go on a holiday every year and those were my best times with my father. The childhood, carefree days relaxing with my father was so much fun.

Strengths and Weaknesses Father: He is my strength! It is after he joined me that the business has increased and I am sure he is going to take it higher levels. Son: My strength is my father. He has built this business from scratch and it is naturally, easy for me to learn from him. I cannot think of any weaknesses. The Decision Maker Father: Usually decisions are taken together. Son: Dad is 100% correct in his decisions. Even though he listens to me and my point of view, the ultimate decision making lies with him – and I prefer it that way. Exchanging Tips Father: Not really, apart from the fact that he uses computer like magic and I just sit there zapped looking at the way he handles it. Son: Oh yes, at every step! We both discuss and exchange tips before going ahead on any project. Bringing Work Home Father: That is something I try to avoid. Son: Yes, that happens. Our work schedules are so busy that seldom do we get time together at work and hence

Reacting to Situations Father: I lose my temper very easily while he is the calmer one. He is extremely friendly whereas I am not so much of a people’s person. Son: He is quite serious while I am the calm one. I don’t lose my temper as easily as he does. On Family Business Father: Working in a family business only has advantages, there are no cons.

On the Present Generation The fact that they have too much of a mind of their own Rating I think I am a 10/10 father! SON Unwind Together We usually go to a movie. Impress Your Father I try and work like him! One Habit to Cultivate I know that work is his priority but I want him to focus on his health. On Previous Generation In my case, I have been blessed and I appreciate that. Whatever I wanted from my elders, I’ve got. Learnt from father My father brought me up with a lot of freedom and I wish to give the same to my kids. If I can bring them up with a free mind, I’ll succeed as a parent. Rating Eight

Son: The advantage is that you are prepared and learnt work from day one, whereas the cons would be that people expect way too much from you. Expectations Father: I expect him to systematically increase the business. Son: My father has always been busy with work and in all that, he has forgotten that health is very important too. I expect him to now start looking after himself. FATHER Perfect Dad Being a perfect dad is not difficult at all. Even though I am his boss and father, I find it very simple. Learnt from Him I think I have learnt how to be people-friendly from him. A Proud Moment When he joined me at work. red | june 2016 | 39


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business that was started in 1890 and had been running through generations was handed over to Mr.Manepally Ramarao about four decades ago and has evidently been in the safe hands ever since. His sons, Murali and Gopi, joined their father nearly 20 years ago and promise to take it ahead with utmost respect and dedication as their forefathers did. The Manepally family is deeply rooted in the jewellery business and are the keen observers of the trends for so long that they can actually make a prediction of the future.





The Bond Father: What hold us together are affection and good sanskaaras passed through generations. Sons: We have great love and affection for each other. Team Work Father: The rapport we share is amazing and I am extremely proud of my sons. Sons: Working with him is encouraging and unlike what people think, it is not tiresome at all. Strengths and Weaknesses Father: Their strength and weaknesses are their dedication towards work. Sometimes I feel if I am overburdening them?

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things and eager to reach set destinations. On Family Business Father: I do not see any disadvantageous of family members running a business together. Sons: There are way too many advantageous to a family business, and not a single disadvantage. Expectations Father: I expect them to be more confident in their work and I want them to be on the right path. Sons: He is fine just the way he is. We don’t think there is anything that we would want him to change. IN BRIEF: FATHER Sons: We feel we are protected. Discipline is our strength. The Decision Maker Father: Most of the times their decisions make me happy as they are in the right direction. I sort out if there are any the clashes of opinion, sharing my experience with them. Sons: All of us exchange ideas and opt for the best. Taking Work Home Father: Yes, we often carry our work to the dining table. It is a cool place to have discussions. Sons: Many times our dining table turns into a work table. Learning from Each Other Father: There is a lot to learn from them, especially they teach me the contemporary trends in business. Sons: We learn from him how to overcome the situations and discover success. Fond Memories Father: The day my sons took to business and started sharing the burden. Sons: The day our father appreciated the success of our carrier and expressed satisfaction over our work. The Different Reactions Father: I take longer time to take decisions when compared to my sons. Sons: We feel that we end up hurrying

Being Dad and Boss I do not feel any difficulty as far as the children understand the situations rightly. Before becoming a boss, I always struggle to become a master in the particular deed I expect them to perform. Lessons Learnt I have learnt the purpose of my life from them. It was after I looked at their joy, love and affection that I realized the aim of my life The Proud Moment When friends, relatives, near and dear ones appreciate their business, dedication and success, as well as their attitude towards the society. On Present Generation I appreciate the smartness of the present generation, while I quite hate their falling easily to unnecessary habits. On Parenting Lessons I learnt a lot of parenting from my father. It was different treatment but I transformed them to my children, adding a dose of counseling. Rating I always try to keep the family relations intact, I think

I am eligible for a reasonable rating! Change One Thing Honestly, I do not think there is anything I would want to change. We have travelled all the way cautiously. SONS Unwind Together We usually sit down with the whole family together and have great fun in our chitchatting sessions. Impress Him To impress him, we thrive to prove our talent more effectively. Craziest Thing Done Together... On Holi, we planned this prank for mom and sprinkled lots of Rangoli on mom, secretly. One Habit You Want Him To Change We wish he could be more patient and give up his anger. Lesson Learnt What we have learnt from our father and hope to pass on to the next generation is how to cultivate good habits, positive thinking, discipline and hard work. Rating Our mom says we are the best sons. Of course, we agree.



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. Yoganand, CMD, Manjeera Group, is not just a business honcho but also a big family man. Having started the company in 1985, he has worked hard to get it to where it is now. His daughter, Veena Gajjala, has joined him as the Director of the company after obtaining her master’s degree in Real estate Development from NYU. Both are extremely passionate about core construction and also love spending quality time with the family. Travelling together on work is something both enjoy as it gives them some quality time together, too.

Holds Together Father: The bonding, of course! She is my world... Daughter: Fathers can't express their feelings hence that understanding needs to be discovered. The Bonding Father: She is my prized possession. I listen patiently and have all the time in the world when she needs me. red | june 2016 | 44

Daughter: No one can judge you better than your father. My dad and I are the closest in our family. We talk a lot and don't have a third person to share our experiences with. It's only between us. Team Work Father: We make a great team. She joined me recently. Daughter: I just joined my dad. Till now, it's all good.

Strengths and Weaknesses Father: I'm not too emotional; I take things as they go. Daughter: When I want something to be done, I do it. I don't leave things to chance. Maybe that's my biggest strength, and this may turn out to be the biggest weakness too as anything in extreme is bad.

The Decision Maker Father: I am accommodative. So she wins her way always. She has 100 reasons before hand, so no way I can say no. Daughter: I think I respect whatever he decides. Having said that, I must also admit that he is very liberal and adaptive. He has always supported me in everything I did, every decision I made. He guided me thoroughly. Bringing Work Home Father: I never, ever think about work once I enter the house. I don't like to bring work pressure home. Daughter: Yes, when I am not satisfied with work, I do. My mind keeps wandering about it. So, I discuss things even at the dining table.

On Family Business Father: It's good for the business, as no one can treat it like your own, except for the family members. Commitment, flexibility and cost cutting are easy and accepting the minor mistakes comes as a part. Daughter: It is a learning platform. Nothing can teach you better than your own company. Own people and the experience you gain are worth the time that you save, investing in any form of work. Nepotism can be considered as one of the major disadvantages. Hopefully the structured leadership accepts you the way you are. Expectation Father: We all are different, all you need to analyse is the capability. Daughter: I expect him to change from traditional ideas to the modern. In brief FATHER Perfect Dad and Boss It is difficult, it depends on the understanding the duo shares, but love towards their kids makes it all possible.

Learning from Her Everyone has something to teach the other: small things like eat something before a walk – which I follow. I am not aware of brands, they learn things and we learn from them. Proud Moment When she got admitted at the New York University. On Present Generation They are less dependent on parents and more career-oriented, but on the negative side, they don't respect the sentiments of parents and judge them accordingly. Learning from Father I learnt that one must give more freedom to children to help them learn more and become more creative and innovative, from my father. DAUGHTER Unwind Together We have to have a perfect holiday. Impress Him I have never actually done anything to impress him, but always think how he can be made happier. Wish to Learn I wish I could learn how to balance everything- from family and friends, to the business and from pressure to leisure. And his energy levels! The list is never ending as he is the perfect dad to me! One Habit to Give-up I want him to relax and not take burden, to be a little careful about his health.

Reactions Father: She is young and aggressive, needs time to settle things. I want her to take life as it comes and give her everything best.

Message to Him I thank you for your enormous love, and sometimes I wonder how can I have such an amazing person in life to take care of me. From the time you carried me on your shoulder to this stage where I walk with you, am your proud little girl, who will not let him down. Thanks for being my first love, dad. Without you, I am nothing today. And I will do everything to make you proud.

Daughter: Dad is a very patient human being. I react faster and come to conclusions soon.

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Celebrating her special time with her close friends and family, Sri Vidya hosted her baby shower on May 16 at The Westin Mindspace. The décor was tastefully done with colourful balloons all over and saw guests pouring in, dressed in their fashionable best, to congratulate the mom-to-be. Ladies had a good time, catching up with each other, while applying henna – a ritual usually performed during auspicious occasions. A cute baby themed cake, however, was the highlight of the evening.

Tegala Anitha Sana


Sri Vidya

Sangeeta Teegala Tulasi Reddy

Swati Reddy Swetha Reddy

Neha Gandhi

Deepali & Brij Gopal

Prashanth & Radhika


Koyal & Anup Chandak

Sunset Soiree


Dhawani & Bhavya

Koyal Chandak hosted her pre-birthday party with all her friends in attendance, at the Vijay Anand Garden. Guests were seen unwinding to the music rendered by the DJ, while indulging in cocktails and finger-food. The colour code of the party was white and glow, which was perfect for photos and the lavish décor. The scrumptious spread, perfect weather and groovy music made the sundowner an overall success. Present were Sadhna Singh, Aakanksha, Bhavya, Shruti and Payal beside many others.


Sachin & Nanda

Vivek & Rachna

Vinayak & Veena

Vivek was the perfect brother-in-law by hosting a surprise party to celebrate Vinayak’s, his sister Veena’s fiancé’s birthday. Guests poured in to be part of the occasion and were seen dancing the night away at Over the Moon. The birthday boy walked in to a packed house and was pleasantly surprised seeing all his loved ones under one roof. Hanshita and Archit Reddy, Chandu Rudraraju, Rachana and Kateesh Reddy were some seen having a good time.

Simmi & Ranbir Gandhi Mandip

Neeru & Harish

Parvathi Reddy


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Simmi and Ranbeer Gandhi hosted a lavish get-together to celebrate their daughter Jiya’s 16th birthday at N Grill. Guests were seen dressed to the nines, enjoying a delectable dinner and dancing to the live music. They were treated to a mouth-watering and fashionable cake, that was designed especially keeping the birthday girl and her favourite things in mind. Divesh, Guneet and Kirath – other family members, were seen playing the perfect hosts throughout.


Kunal Raichandani

Hanshita & Archit Reddy




EXCEPTIONALLY Jairam & Shivani


Proud grandparents Kambhampati Rama Mohana Rao and Lakshmi, with S.Surendra Babu and S. Santhi Sree hosted a grand party to celebrate their granddaughter Anika’s first birthday. The venue HICC, Hitec City, was tastefully done up with a floral theme, giving the place a feel of fantasy land. With close to 1100 people in attendance, it was indeed an evening to remember. The birthday girl looked like a doll, wearing her Dior dress, as she posed with her parents Sivani and Jairam. Even the birthday cake was designed with flowers, keeping the theme in mind. The candy and toy stores, however, were the highlights of the party, where kids could grab as many goodies as they wanted. Special dance performances, fancy food-spreads, ice-cream counters were some other attractions at the soiree.

Viren Shah & Arthi Abhijit & Vijay


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Jairam & Shivani



Lopa Mudra & Madu Sudhan

Captain Anand

Manoj CS

Rama Krishna

Looks like the Hyderabad Arts Festival is getting stronger with each passing week. A new event at Saptakshara by Ghatam artist Padma Bhushan Vikku Vinayakaram was held at the Cyber city Convention Center. The evening saw over 1000 music-lovers of Vikku Vinayaram enjoying the melodious Carnatic music concert. His eldest son V. Selva Ganesh was at drums, V. Umashankar, his younger son was at ghatam, Swaminathan his grandson and son of Selva Ganesh was at manjeera and N. Ramakrishnan, his son-in-law was at mridangam and A. Ganesan was the morsing player.

FASHION FERVOUR The campus of the National Institute of Fashion Technology-Kondapur turned into a venue for the display of a large collection of thematic creative design products. The exhibition, Fashionova – 16, showcased all the graduation projects and design collections of students of the Fashion Design Department. The project works of 33 students of the institute, who were graduating, were showcased at the college’s auditorium. This exercise not only gives the students an opportunity to showcase their talents but also imbibes self-confidence in them.

FOR A CAUSE Aditya Mehta Foundation (AMF) with support from Inorbit Mall, is actively bringing awareness and aid to athletes with disabilities. The founder, Aditya Mehta, himself is an avid para-athlete with several achievements to his credit. Stars Shilpa Reddy and Regina Cassandra joined the cause, in felicitating and donating money to 30 differently abled people. The event also generated funds for the para-athletes. This time, SOCH (Social Organization for Community Health) decided to come forward to join hands with AMF in extending support to the disabled.


Shailaja Reddy Diksha

Ranjana Patel

Sneha Chowdary

Geet Gupta



Partying for a cause were members of the Femmis Ladies’ Club who organised a 60s themed charity event recently. Everyone turned up in their retro best and were seen shaking a leg to some famous old songs. The soiree was all about everything that was in vogue during that era: from beehive hair dos and polka dots to bell bottoms and loud hair bands.

Anika Khara

Neeru Mohan



Jyoti Reddy Divya Reddy

Who says you can’t party on a Monday? Ladies from the Divinos Club hosted a sun-downer at Over the Moon with a karaoke theme recently. The evening was high on music, masti and madness. Dressed to kill, the swish lot turned up armed with their designer handbags and high heels. While some took the mic and sang to their heart’s content, others were seen merely taking selfies and catching up. Spotted were Shilpa Choudhary, Alekhya Reddy, Shobha Sudhakar, Manju Gamji and Shailaja Reddy.

Manju Gamji & Shilpa Chowdary

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Kamini Saraf

Namita Singhvee

Neha Sing


Esha Hindocha

Actor Rana Daggubati launched Hyderabad’s newest Aptronix store in Jubilee Hills. Sutinder and Meghna Singh, a father-daughter duo, played the perfect host and ensured that everyone had a good time. The launch was followed by cocktails and canapes at Soda Bottle Opener Wala and live music by Arun Gattu. Springing a surprise on the guests, each of them was given a gift voucher worth Rs. 2,000 of Apple. Prominently present at the event were Shweta Keerthi, Nitya Jalan, Kamini Saraf, Ananya Simlai, Miheeka Bajaj and Richa Grover among many others.


Ananya Karishma Drishika Komal



Manjula Narsa

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ROCKSTARS ENTHRALL Kids and vibrant youngsters – 110 of them, presented a variety of dance styles - classical, Bollywood, Jazz, contemporary and Hip-Hop during the Yash Dance Institute Rockstars 2016, - an annual summer dance event. Guests present were Gopal Baldawa, Bina Meheta, Poonam Sharma, Shanti Devi Akka, Nikhil Kumar Agarwal, Suresh Joshi, Ravi Heda, Shankarlal Sharma, Sumeet Rathi and Roop Darak. They applauded the founder of the organization, Yash Joshi for providing the youngsters with a platform to showcase skill that they acquired through dedicated learning and practice.



The Piaggio group brand concept retail store, The Motoplex opened its doors in Jubilee Hills on May 19 to provide an experience of premium Italian brands like Aprilia and Moto Guzzi from the House of Piaggio – all under one roof. With their concept of “…it is more than a place to visit, a destination people want to come back to” the store

YSN Murthy is bestowed with the Best Director Award for his film 'The Breath” (Swasa) in the short film category at Dada Saheb Phalke Film Awards Function (Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-2016 ), held in Delhi. A whopping 1,800 entrees were received from across the world for six categories- Feature, Short, Animation, Documentary, Ads and

invited its guests over a cup of Italian coffee. Chaitanya Akkineni, actor, an avid biker, and proud owner of Aprilia RSV4 inaugurated. Stefano Pelle, CEO, Piaggio India was the chief guest.

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Music. Murthy’s award assumes significance as it is for the first time a Telugu film won this award. Based on true incidents that occurred during the Telangana Movement, this film reected the intense emotions of a youth. Murthy is also an experienced script writer and cinematographer.



just jewels




ewellery is something of a universal language. It is appreciated world over and can enhance any outfit. In a world where dressing up for functions is the integral part of life, jewellery is absolutely essential. A new name in the market is Sri Ganesh Jewellers. It is here to understand jewellery and what people want. The store retails almost any piece of jewellery you want – from gold, silver to antique ornaments. They offer customers some very fashion-oriented, edgy and unique designs. The quality of their jewellery is assured. It is offered at an affordable price. Customers are sure to tell you that the store’s service and attention to every last want is second to none.


or those who want food to be fresh, wholesome and nourishing as well as delicious, Waffle House should be quite a favourite. They specialize in sweet and savoury thin crisp Belgian and American wafes. A buzzing café serving freshly baked wafes using as many organic and English free ranges of ingredients. Pop in for a quality lavazza/ lily coffee or a delicious meal at an affordable price and experience a relaxed, friendly service. Whether it is their English Breakfast, European Lunch or English/Latin Dinners, this place is perfect for all. Their light, crispy wafes are individually cooked to order and provide the perfect base for one of the selection of toppings, either savoury or sweet. Even the vegetarian dishes and the daily specials, offer plenty of choice to suit all tastes. The whole wheat, white and sesame seeds used in the wafes are organically grown, produced and stone ground at their local Mills. Wafe House even offers a range of glutenfree toppings, rice as an alternative to wafes with their savoury dishes and has a selection of wafe-free desserts in bowl.

Their 3000 sqft store in Ameerpet, caters to every individual’s wants and are not limited only to a particular kind of client. Presenting a popular stop for jewellery lovers, Ajay Kumar Varma, owner of Sri Ganesh Jewellers promises to live up to its client’s expectations.

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fter three successful years of The Vue Lounge, its owners opened the brand’s second branch on 28th May and named it The Park Vue. This family restaurant dishes out delicious fare that caters to people with varied tastes. Located opposite the KBR Park, it is spread over an area of 4,500 sqft and is divided in three sections, with a beautiful view of the greenery of the park. It also has a VIP section for private parties that accommodates more than 20 people easily. The interiors are elegantly simple at the same time exquisitely ornate. With their belief of putting quality above quantity, The Park Vue is a perfect stop for the royal foodies of the city. Fusing the best of cuisine, the place offers an eclectic menu consisting of authentic Hyderabadi dum biryani and Lucknowi kebabs and continental food with the white sauce pasta and lasagna being the highlights. While the Shahitukde are the restaurant’s most sought after dessert. Lending exclusivity to those who desire it, The Park Vue offers its space and renowned hospitality to create a perfect setting for an afternoon get-together or a cosy evening with friends. Owner Mohammed Abid Nawab and Zeeshan Noor promise to provide their clients with good food in an even better ambience.

Timing: 10.00 am – 2.00 am Ph. 9849079786

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By Anahita Ahuja Shoot by Dinakar Pamu


ather's Day is the perfect time to honour every dad, who shows up for his children. It’s not an easy thing to be the best father. Every hug you give, every joke you share, every moment you listen patiently, every time you take a deep breath and see things from your child’s perspective, every time you role model for your child how to show up with integrity, you are shaping your child into a person who will make you proud. And this is the time to celebrate you! On this occasion, we caught up with some absolutely cool dads and their kids, to know more about the bond they share!








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r. Rajeev Reddy, CMD, Country Club hospitality and holidays Ltd, started his journey

off 25 years back with one single club entity of 400 members, at Hyderabad. Today,

they have more than 5 lakh members spanning over Middle East and pan India, with

the global office in the city. His younger son, Varun Reddy, a double major in Economics and Communication from Rutgers University joined the business a decade ago. This father-son duo is dynamic, hardworking, adventurous and social – a few qualities responsible for holding the two of them together.

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Mutual Appraisal Father: Varun, like my other kids, shares the same passion and enthusiasm towards fun, adventure and life, like me.

On Family Business Father: According to me, there are no disadvantages in a family business, there are only advantages!

On The Present Generation It is smart and dynamic and if they have the right direction and platform they can do very well.

Son: I am very similar to my father with a lot of common interests.

Son: In a well-run family business the vision and focus tend to be firm and similar, since the management remains the same. But I have seen that this may be disadvantage for some businesses at times.

Learning Parenting A lot! My dad was a civil engineer and his sheer hard work and respect for human values were a big motivating factor for me. And this I feel I should pass onto the next generation.

The Expectation Father: We have a common goal so we have an orchestrated way of working. We have worked on many projects together and completing large projects and deals. So my

Rating Without compromising I am a cool dad!

As a Team Father: It’s fun and also interesting to see how beautifully they evolve. I find the GenX pretty smart and resourceful and I tend to learn from them! Son: We work pretty well as a team. Over the years, we have all found our spaces and areas of excellence. The Decision Maker Father: At work, we share our thought processes so that there are no clashes of ideas.

On Previous Generation Previous generations taught us to respect older people, especially our parents. This is really missing in the current teenagers.

Exchanging Suggestions Father: Of course! To run any company, one needs to be open to ideas and brainstorm. Hence we have a daily informal interaction.

Learning From Father One thing he did that I will make sure I will do with my kids is not smoking.

Son: Yes, we have a very healthy relationship, with a two-way conversation on every subject. My father welcomes new ideas, suggestions and tips.

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Bringing Work Home Father: That is one thing we are careful about. As much as we can, we try and keep work away from the house. Son: We never talk work on the table if the rest of the family is present.But occasionally we do discuss work when it’s only the two of us.

Son: There are way too many of them to list in a few lines. Different Reactions Father: Being a first generation entrepreneur my reaction to situations are totally different and mostly guided by my instincts. Son: When we first started working together, I was a lot calmer than my father, but lately I feel that it’s the other way round!

Unwinding Together... We try to grab a meal or watch a match together. Impressing Your Father He gets really impressed with IT stuff so I enjoy teaching him a trick or two.

Son: Since we run a global company, we rarely get into each other’s space. However, in an event of conflict we have always respected our father’s decision.

Fond Memories Father: The best times I have had with my children were during the various family trips to Disney World, South Africa, Alaska and Maldives.


children live up to my expectations Son: Change is a constant thing and since people change over the time we all need to keep making small adjustments to ensure that everyone else is comfortable. IN BRIEF FATHER Being Dad and Boss There is hardly any demarcation since we work together as a team. Them Stepping Into Your Shoes I am too young to think about it! The Proud Moment When my children joined me in expanding my business globally.


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ashwant Jhabakh and his sons Vikas and Varun make a powerful team. While the father is the Chairman of Mahavir Group and the authorized dealers for Mercedes Benz, Skoda, ISUZU, Suzuki, Benelli and Indian motorcycles, Vikas, an MBA from Warwick, is now looking after Mercedes Benz at Mahavir Group. The younger son, after his BBA from Indian University, now looks after ISUZU for the group. All three today, complement one another perfectly, and are a true example of a successful family business.

Bonding Father: My life revolves entirely around my kids, and that is no secret. We have a perfect alignment.

space to make our own decisions and create our identity. Dad is always there to guide. He trusts our decisions and backs us all the way.

Sons: We are very similar to him. Whether it is with our interests or how we are socially, it is very easy to relate to him.

Clash of Ideas Father: It is always a decision with consensus, one where they have more weightage.

Equation Father: The equation is very bindaas and frank.

Sons: We are given full freedom to enforce them. Dad steps in when required and his opinion is respected and followed.

Sons: We share an open relationship of respect, not fear. Team Father: Having them around is a stress buster as they take a lot of weight off my shoulders. Sons: It’s great. We are given enough

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Exchange of Tips Father: Always. You get to hear some fresh and novel ideas and if nothing, it is a way to impart knowledge. Sons: All the time. We call him a couple of times a day for help.(Smile)

Home Work Father: (laughs) Yes, we carry our work to the dining table because that’s the only place I get to talk to them together.

SONS Unwinding together Play racing games on the play-station or watch TV together. Our most recent obsession is Shark Tank.

Son: Always! That is the place to impress dad with the work we are doing.

To Impress Him Try and wake up on time or go to the gym/exercise.

Lessons Learnt Father: I learnt how to strike a balance, being compassionate and team building

Craziest Escapade Our trip to Leh and Ladakh was definitely the craziest time. From the cloud burst to the landslides – it was a complete roller coaster of emotions.

Son: He taught us to be comfortable in our own skin regardless of the situation and the great sense of humour. Memorable Moment Father: Go-karting at Runway9 and our first international holiday together.

Habit you want him to give up We wish he could give up his obsession for his phone!

Son: Endless hours of playing racing games on the Play-station. Response to Situations Father: I am a swift decision maker Vikas: I am more laid back and like to think through my decisions. Varun: I get hyper and dad is calm.

Proud Moments I have lost count. In almost every forum. On Present Generation Their sense of time!

On Family Business Father: What we have is ours and we can mould our time and lives around one another. The negative is that even when we are relaxing, work becomes a part of the agenda.

Lessons of Parenting Lots and lots. My father taught me value of space and trust.

Sons: The advantage is that we get to draw from a wider set of skills. Can distribute the work and can take time off from work more easily. Disadvantage: carrying work and the boss knows when we are back home from the party, never an easy excuse for showing up late to work! (smiles)

One Thing You Regret I wish I could increase the amount of time I spent with them when they were in school. I realised that when they were going out for graduation.

Expectations Father: Just the fact that we need to get our timings tweaked. Sons: No changes required. Dad is a natural leader at the workplace. And he is doing a wonderful job of guiding the second generation into the business. FATHER On Being Dad and boss Not at all difficult if you can be clear with all stakeholders. On Time For Take Over They are already there. We literally trade shoes!

Rating I am more a friend than a father... willing to always be there.

On Previous Generation… We appreciate that they have adjusted their lifestyle and thinking with the changing times. In short, they are very chill parents! One Thing You Wish To Do With Your Kids, Which Your Father Did Not... We will make sure they work professionally outside of the family business in the first few years. Rating It is dad’s prerogative. One Thing You Want to Tell Him.. Stop partying so much, we are getting jealous!(Burst into laughter)

Red Feature He might be strict but he also winces when you are hurt, he might be tough but when the world takes on you, he stands as shield, protecting you. Father, the man who is often gets overshadowed by mother’s glory, has been honoured with due respect here!


Red Parties As the Sun goes down, the disc lights surface, taking these wild lots to a surreal world. Were you there? Just find out!

46 Red Haute With him you are already in Ishq! It is time to fall head over heels again with him in his latest debonair avatar Anand Vihari. We essay the handsome bachelor Nithiin’s story!

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Red Scope She scorches the screen with her oozing oomph and stirs the soul with her acting prowess. Jyotii Sethi has a great scope in the industry!


HYDERABAD A PERFECT DAY TO SHOP Keeping up the tradition, this Akshaya Tritaya, Manepally Jewellers launched their latest collection comprising of lightweight new designer jewellery. The special focus was on wedding and bridal collection, which can be at best described as stunning. Actresses Shamili and Sony Charishta along with other models showcased the collection, as they posed for the paparazzi. Murli, Director of Manepally Jewellers said, “Our products personify elegance, grandeur and have been exquisitely designed to celebrate the special festival of jewellery buying. Our focus is on quality, purity, variety and exceptional customer service.” CAPTURING MOMENTS The most successful and sought after event for the imaging industry in the state, ‘Photo Expo’ and ‘Broadcast & Film Expo’ was recently held at the JRC Convention Centre. It was formally inaugurated by music composer, singer, and director, Devi Sri Prasad. Organised by city-based Villart, the event saw the participation of over 100 exhibitors from across the country. A slew of products from various brands was on display at the three-day event. Over 30,000 people including students, professionals, businessmen, from the photo, video, broadcast and film fields from across states attended it. THE COOL COLLECTION ‘Mebaz Pret Chronicle’ an exclusive women and men’s prêt collection line with breathtaking fabrics, astonishing designs and myriads of cool summer colors was launched recently. The brand has been a trendsetter, which believes in raising the standards for the fashion loving people. Speaking on the occasion Manoj Jethwani from Mebaz said, “Mebaz is proud to announce the unveiling of its ‘Pret’ collection showcasing its Pret Summer line, the collection which has a fresh vibe with blingy colours and bright shades. It features a whole new outlook in the fashion line for the brides and grooms.”

RIDE IT On the occasion of the 10th International Female Riders Day, the Banjara Hills Harley Davidson outlet hosted a garage party which was exclusively for the female riders and for those women who enjoy leisure riding. The endeavour was to encourage more ladies to take to riding. The evening was quite fun one. With a lot of bike talks, photos and fun, everyone had a great time, catching up with each other.

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MOVIE MAGIC! Sangeeta and Srikanth Soma held the screening of Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai and Nargis Fakhri’s Azhar at Inox. The movie, based on the true story of ex-captain of the Indian cricket team, Azharuddin, was the most eagerly awaited one. The highlight was the invite, which the host sent out with miniature cricket bats and customized key chains. It was a relaxed evening for guests who enjoyed catching up with one another before the movie. Spotted at the event were Anam Mirza and Akbar Rasheed, Hamed Khaleel, Jyotii Sethi, Sunny Anand, Shalini Modani and Sonakshi.

JUST TO CHILL Hyderabad seems to have a new coffee place open every other day. Adding to the list was The Park Vue in Banjara Hills. Owners Mohammed Abid Nawab and Zeeshan Noor were seen welcoming the guests, ensuring they were all well attended. The place boasts of its spectacular view of the KBR Park and scrumptious food. Guests were seen catching up with each other over a good meal and admiring the place.


NEW FLAVOURS LAUNCHED Cream Stone Ice creams in association with the movie “Azhar” along with Bollywood Film stars Emraan Hashmi and Prachi Desai, launched new avours like Nutella Horlicks, Blue Berry Yogurt and the most awaited Alfanso Mango Ice cream. The stars were in town to promote their movie and were seen, along with ace cricketer Azharuddin, behind the counters making and tasting some scrumptious ice creams, at the Gachibowli outlet. The concept is to offer some very memorable moments to their clients.

A HELPING HAND The grand launch of the NGO – Manasvani by famous yoga trainer Mansi Gulati was held on May 22 at the Avasa hotel. The instructor even showed some easy, basic exercises to the audiences to relax through facial yoga. This unique concept that encourages and inspires people in life was inspired by MLA Kishan Reddy. Some present were Harpreet Singh, Vivek Gadgil, Sreekanth Reddy and Swathi Gupta.

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CHANGE OF GUARDS The evening of 6th May was a great one for the members at Young Entrepreneur Association (YEA) as it was their Annual General Meeting and the event saw almost full attendance from the incoming board. The event was started with Subhakar, the outgoing president of the YEA applauding the efforts of his committee. Once the formalities were over, the night turned into a party mode with all the members hitting the dance oor with their partners. With the liquor owing uninterrupted and scrumptious food making rounds, the event went on till the wee hours.

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It is not flesh & blood but the heart which makes fathers and sons

Transcending the language barrier, Jyotii blazes up the screen




The new launches, grand felicitations & glitzy anniversaries

Time to flaunt that chunky bracelet at the latest lounge





The heady hubs and the rocking jaunts come alive

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