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She explores new horizons through her inquisitive mind. She doesn’t keep the knowledge to herself, as her expos serve the latest to the world. It’s a fiesta with Fouzia.

She has been ornamenting eves for over a decade now. It’s your turn to look exclusive with trinkets hand-crafted by Dolly.


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He is a precisionist who doesn’t settle for anything but the best. From horse club, restaucafe to a star hotel, Srinivas Babu sets an example for youngsters to emulate.

He chose not to be political, only to attain excellence with mechanical marvels. Mithun can push any passive soul to take that big leap to success.

Age and family are on his side but Vishay Gothi prefers to make his own mark in the trade

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Red Focus She went, she saw and she simply conquered. Anuradha Vobbilisetty walks like a colossus across the Gulf countries.

Running a massive health care facility of international standards but at local price is no joke. Harish fits the role aptly as COO of Continental Hospital.

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lections to the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation are getting inordinately delayed. Detractors attribute this to CM N.Chandrababu Naidu’s apprehensions that the disenchanted people may not vote for his party. Buzz goes that given a choice, he would not let the elections take place in near future, as the issue is held up in the court because of the opposition from five TDP-ruled villages. This delay doesn’t augur well for the region and especially for the city that is being touted as a future Smart City. Yet another political event that is whipping up a lot of interest is the Lok Sabha byelection in Warangal. Family rule seems to be the order of the day, whether it is in politics, business or films. Yes, the latest star from the Mega

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The latest feather in the city’s cap is Rockdale Clarks Inn Suites, a hotel by P.Srinivas Babu, who is already known for his penchant to set up unique facilities like Bayfront Horse Club. He talks of his singular efforts and future plans. A.P.Mithun Kumar Reddy, Director of Aeroc Space Technologies comes out of his father’s shadow to create his own identity. The segment GenX showcases the duo. We don’t have the temerity to introduce ubiquitous Gothisons to the locals but introducing the youngest Gothi is a good idea, for Vishay Gothi is bringing a hoard of new concepts into the market. On the other side of the spectrum we have Harish Manian, Chief Operating Officer of the Continental Hospitals speaking of giving world class health care

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TVS OPENS NEW DEALERSHIP TVS Motor Company Limited Regional Manager S. Arun Kumar lighted the traditional lamp and inaugurated TVS Motor Company’s new dealership Olive TVS on VIP Road, Siripuram. While Area Manager (Sales) M.Vijaya Saradhi Reddy inaugurated the automated workshop, Manager (Service) M.S.Rajendra opened spares counter. Chairman of Varun Group of companies V. Prabhu Kishore presented the vehicle to the rst buyer. Managing Director, Olive TVS, Harsha said that the showroom has all the facilities and is well equipped to serve the customers in sales, service and spares. He also said that all the models will be readily available. TVS ofcials took part in the event. GREEN SALUTE BY ROCKDALE CLARKS INN On the eve of anniversary of Hudhud, the early morning Beach Road walkers were pleasantly surprised as each of them was gifted with a sapling by the Rockdale Clarks Inn Suites Hotel staff and leading them was none other than the Managing Director P.Srinivas Babu himself. “This is to salute the Hudhud heroes who withstood nature’s fury and worked overtime to get the city back on its feet,” said Mr.Babu. MLA, Velagapudi Ramakrishna Babu too joined them in distributing saplings. The hotel set up attractive umbrellas at regular intervals on the stretch of beach road from Hotel Novotel to YMCA, from where nearly 10,000 saplings were given away to the passers-by. Along with the sapling, a colourful pamphlet containing pictures of Hudhud heroes and a poetic eulogy written by Srinivas Babu, was also distributed. KAMADHENU ICE CREAM PARLOUR OPENS The city has yet another cool option with opening of an exclusive Dinshaw's Ice Cream parlour at Kamdhenu opposite Meghalaya Hotel, in Asilametta. Srinivasa Rao, CM, Canara Bank, Chettivanipalem, was the chief guest and Ismail Sharif, ASM, Dinshaw's, Suresh Khemka and Pradeep Khemka, Directors of Aditya Rolling Mill, Rajkumar Nathany, Partner of Hotel Saaket Residency, Bijay Agrawal, Agarwal Images, Sanjaya Maru were among the distinguished guests. The Dinshaw parlour provides more than 100 varieties of milk-based ice creams, besides a wide range of mouth watering Sundaes. All novelties and family pack range are available here. It also sells frozen paneer, table butter, shreekhand and ghee. red | november 2015 | 22

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FLASH MOB & FASHION SHOW CMR shopping mall turned into a dance oor for about 15 minutes. With peppy music blaring, a group of students took turns to shake a leg, while the audience cheered them all along. No sooner a group of boys and girls ended their dance in salsa style, another group of youngsters erupted into dance, keeping pace with fast beats. “The ash mob meant to commemorate the spirit of Vizagites in enduring against Hudhud, said K.Pradeep, Centre Manager, JD Institute of Fashion Technology. The event concluded with a Fashion Show that brought out a collection of casual wears including leather jackets and trendy pullovers. With organizers taking the ash mob route to convey their point of view, students felt that it gave them a chance to showcase what fashion means to them. JWAALA CELEBRATES SILVER JUBILEE Jwaala, Flame of Fashion, celebrated its 25th anniversary, organising a cultural event held at Kalabharathi auditorium. The founder B.Revathi has made many enthusiastic home-makers and non-professionals walk the ramp, providing them an aesthetic unique forum to display their skills. V. Sarada, Editor-in Chief of red magazine was the chief guest. Guests of honour were Veerumamam, CEO, V-Team, Krishna Prasad Behara, General Secretary, Professional Videographers Association and Sarala Devi, CEO of Kaladhar promoters. The event started with the traditional lamp lighting and it was followed by variety of entertainment programmes with songs, dances and fashion show. It culminated in an attractive fashion show. Aradi Mahalakshmi, Business Development Manager, Plots today.Com compeered the show.

FOOD EVENTS AT NOVOTEL Rum, plum and loads of festive hum, the cake mixing ceremony at the Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach was an event to remember. While V.Prabhu Kishore, MD Varun group was the chief guest, Madhav Bellamkonda, GM was the distinguished guest for the event. Executive Chef Mahesh was the Cake Mixing Ceremony Champion. The ongoing 17-day ‘Nizami Korma Bazaar’ at Zaffran restaurant is attracting the foodies. A team of chefs, headed by sous-chef Surender Singh, has been serving authentic recipes of Nizams. The menu also has a number of vegetarian dishes.

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MEQ COOLING PLANET SHOWROOM OPENED Mitsubishi Electric India (MEI) inaugurated an exclusive showroom, the MEQ Cooling Planet at Praveen Plaza, Southern Side on VIP Road. According To Director and Business Unit Head of Air conditioners, MEI, Takashi Nishikuma, “These showrooms will display the entire range including room air conditioners, packaged air-conditioners, City Multi VRF systems and Jet Towels.” The MEQ Cooling Planet, the Second in India, is the next level of ‘MEQ Hiroba’ showroom. “People in the South Eastern Region are highly sensitive to quality and our product range is ideally suited to consumers who wish to enjoy Mitsubishi Electric’s superior quality that is now available at a competitive price and band”, said General Manager- Sales and Marketing, Air conditioners, MEI Neeraj Gupta.

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SILKAIR CELEBRATES 3RD ANNIVERSARY OF SERVICE IN VISAKHAPATNAM SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, held a special event at Visakhapatnam Airport to celebrate its 3rd anniversary of service on 30 Oct. Passengers departing on SilkAir's ight were presented with gifts. Xie Zhencong, Manager Visakhapatnam, said,"SilkAir was the rst airline to provide a direct international ight out of Visakhapatnam. Our success would not be possible without the continued support of our loyal customers, hence, our celebration event is a way of showing our appreciation to them." It also offers special fares starting from Rs.22,000 per person, for a minimum of two passengers travelling together, on ights to Singapore. It will be giving away S$100 Limited Edition Golden Jubilee MasterCard Prepaid Card for every pair of return Economy Class tickets to Singapore, while stocks last.

AU ALUMNI PAYS BACK TO ALMA MATER The rst Grand Andhra University Alumni Meet yielded rich dividends as donations poured in totalling Rs.13.9 crore. Inaugurating the meet, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu promised to give a matching grant from the government to the university’s alumni corpus fund for development of the university. Union Minister for Urban Development and alumnus of the university M.Venkaiah Naidu remembered the ‘Jai Andhra’ movement as a student leader of the university. Former DGP of AP and alumnus H.J. Dora pointed out that the university has many rst’s including starting of the rst MBA and nuclear physics department in the country. University ViceChancellor G.S.N.Raju, HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Tribal Welfare Minister Ravela Kishore Babu, MP K.Haribabu, industrialist G. Mallikarjun Rao and MLA Vishnu Kumar Raju were prominently present.


V-TEAM HOLDS ‘THE SPIRIT OF VIZAG’ V-Team, the even management company, headed by its CEO Veeru Mama, held an array of events to celebrate the resilience of Vizagites who withstood the Hudhud devastation. “The Spirit of Vizag” had Elocution, Dress Competition, Theme Dance and Painting for the students. It was supported by AU and Nirmala Jyothi Foundation. Minister Ganta, AU V-C Prof. G.S.N. Raju, Prof. Paul, Kankatala Mallik and Satish of Southern Institute of Hotel Management graced the valedictory function. Veeru Mama launched an Anti-ragging App.

GANTA OPENS BEST MALL Ganta Srinivasa Rao, HRD Minister, inaugurated the Best Mall in Old Gajuwaka, a multi-product showroom. A galaxy of leaders from various walks of life attended the grand inauguration. K.Hari Babu, MP, Palla Srinavasa Rao, MLA, P. Madhusudhan, CMD, Vizag Steel Plant, Chandralekha Mukharjee, DRM, E.Co. Railways, Seshagiri Rao, Sr. GM, Container Corporation of India, Lalitha Prasad, DGM, Andhra BankL. Koteswara Rao, Corporator Suman Prakash Sarawagi, Industrialist, B. Suresh, Chairman, Vizag Proles are prominently present at the meet. The Best Mall, a division of the Best Sai Enterprises, has an impressive array of merchandise like mobiles, electronic goods, garments and saris. R.Hanumantha Rao, S.Rama Rao, Ram Avtar Sharma and K.Satyanarayana played the perfect hosts.

NEHA OPENS STYLES AND WEAVES SHOW Styles & Weaves, a 3-day Life Style expo was organized by My Identity with an objective of promoting designers, women entrepreneurs, artisans. Exposition held at Novotel Varun Beach was inaugurated by Actress Neha Deshpande. “It is heartening to note that renowned fashion designers, best artisans across the country are presenting their designer jewellery and lifestyle accessories here,” said organiser, Manjula. Designers from Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmadabad, M.P, Delhi and Hyderabad showcased their designer saris, dress materials, gold jewellery, imitation jewellery, hand bags and fancy items in the exposition. The exhibition attracted hoards of fashion-buffs of the city.


GREAT RESPONSE TO HOSPICE DAY EVENTS Sneha Sandhya Age Care Foundation and Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre held a day- long events to mark the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day'. It culminated with a Round Table Meet Dr. J. Sarojini and Anil Kaskebikar were the guests. Earlier hundreds of people took part in an `Awareness walk on the beach road. Commissioner of Police Amit Garg agged it off. Director of Homi Bhabha Cancer Hosital and Research Centre Dr. Raghunadha Rao and Garg released balloons in the air. Former V-C of Acharya Nagarjuna University V. Balamohandas, Managing Trustee of Age Care Foundation Dr. N.S.Raju, Chairman TVS Rao, ViceChairman Dr.K. Bhaskara Rao, Dr. Vidya Viswanath, Sneha Sandhya president PVGK Murthy, Razmatazz's Meenakshi Anatram, Editor-in-Chief, red magazine V.Sarada, Dr. Varalakshmi, M. Ramgopal and Mrs.Valli Ramgopal, students of educational institutes, eminent city doctors, members of walker clubs and others participated in the walk which began from the Kali temple and concluded at the Aqua Sports Complex. red was the magazine partner.

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APOLLO HOLDS INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH NEW CONSULTANTS Jhansi Lakshmi -Administrator and Dr Sanjeev Saran Director Medical Services organised an interactive session with the new consultants of upcoming 250-bed facility at Health City. At the event held at The Park Hotel, the heads of various specialities interacted with B.N.V Prasad, head of Finance & Accounts, T.Ramakrishna Head of Materials Dept, Satya Venkat-Head of Corporate Relations and all department heads of Apollo Hospitals. The hospital will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities like latest generation Cathlab, Electrophysiology lab, CT, MRI, Modular Operating Rooms with laminar ow and fully automated lab. It will offer comprehensive range of services in all major specialities including Cardiology.

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FRESHERS SHINE AT SUN EVENT It was a splash of joy, fun, charm and laughter on the stage when the Sun International Institute for Technology and Management held a grand celebration of FRESHERS FEST - EMERGE 2015. The presence of Ganta Srinivas, Education Minister for Human Resources, added an extra sheen to the colourful event. He delivered a very lucid and thought-provoking speech reiterating the importance of education and its relevance in the present world. The event was replete with fun lled moments that include some sizzling ramp walks and electrifying dances, not to forget the stunning appearances of the well dressed students. The Sun management team worked hard to make the event memorable.

CYGNUS STUDENTS HOLD FRESHERS’ PARTY Cygnus School of Management, a Hotel management, Aviation and Tourism College celebrated its Freshers Party and R.Ramana, Asst. Commissioner East Sub. div. Visakhapatnam was the chief guest. H.V.S.Prasanna Kumar, Honorary Member District Legal Services Authority, Cygnus College Chairman H.V. Satya Ram and Director D.V.S Ravi Kishore were the guest of honour. Ramana stressed on the importance of education and hard work. Prasanna Kumar spoke about students’ career growth and development. Stating that Cygnus stands for commitment H.V Satya Ram said that he would go that extra mile to ensure that his students were in good positions.

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SA'ASHRI'S STUNNING SHOW Sa'Ashri Jewellers held a three-day exhibition in Novotel Varun Beach hotel. Exclusive range of pure gold, diamond jewelleries with Kundan, Pachi, Antique and many other variants were on display. Cashing in on the festive season around the corner the expo was a huge hit. Trinket lovers went gaga over the exquisite products. Among many, its specialized at diamonds jewelleries were the show stealer and these trinkets are exclusive ones and aren't available elsewhere. Sa'Ashri Jewellers' owners Anil and Fathima mentioned that these products would be available at the store's location which is in 301, Oaakwood, Jasti Square.

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AN APPLE ARRIVAL iMagic, the rst Apple re-seller store in the state marked its entry in the city. The launch of this swanky store was the talk of the town. Inaugurated by CMR Ramana, the new facility witnessed the immense excitement of the Apple lovers in the city who made a beeline from early in the morning to grab the attractive inaugural offer. “We received overwhelming response for Apple’s buyback offer and Vizagites showed how much they love iPhone as they swapped their old smart phones of other make with the former,” quoted Duke, the proprietor of iMagic. Among many prominently present were K.V.T.Ramesh of BNI and KBJS Singh.

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LABELLE ARRIVES IN VIZAG Labelle, the leader in slimming and beauty care opened in Vizag. Managing Director Deepak Mittal said “Established in 2000, the brand has grown to be a name to reckon with. All kinds of slimming, skin, hair treatments are available here and are given with highly advanced technology and care and under medical supervision.” Stating that Andhra Pradesh occupies the 5th place in India for obesity, he said that the facility will be the on-stop solution to the problem. Labelle Body care Pvt. Ltd is inaugurated by Lalam Bhavani, Z.P Chairman, Vizag, at Asilmetta Junction. MLAs Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar, Panchakarla Ramesh Babu, renowned industrialist Mattapalli Chalamayya were among the distinguished guests. Actress Poonam Kaur lighted the traditional lamp. In the press meet, COO Sriram, Regional Head- Nagarjuna and GM Anjali also participated.

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SWEET INDIA DOUBLES FACILITY After receiving great response from the Vizagites for years, city’s favourite sweet servers Sweet India opened its second outlet. Dabagarden has been chosen for this new shop which is spread over two oors. City’s who’s who were present for the launch and were treated with delicious snacks and sweets. With this new facility people can relish varieties of sandwiches, pastas, burgers, chaats and a sumptuous North Indian thali, informed the shop owners.


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ENTICING JEWELLERY EXPO Mani Singhdeo, brand consultant at Entice Jewellery by KGK group organised a private 'on invite only' preview of their exclusively handcrafted diamond jewelry on 8th and 10th of Oct at the Park Hotel. The event was attended by the elite ladies of Vizag. Shobhana Smirti, Vani Gannamani, Shilpa Kankatala, Mallika Grandhi, Jaya Narashimha, Bela Gupta, Ekta Morada were prominently present at the expo and the jewellery on display won their critical acclaim.

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PUMPKIN CARVINGS GALORE A Pumpkin Carving competition was organised by Teeny Boppers Play School and Kindergarten. A number of enthusiastic parents took part in it. Prizes were distributed in appreciation of all the hard work of the participants. It is amazing the way the local people adopted a foreign tradition of making Jack-O-Lamp. It is heartening to see that the young parents of Teeny Boppers going all out to carve pumpkins giving various artistic shapes. The school wore a festive look with participating parents and invited guests thronging it to witness this fun-ď€ lled event.

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SPOOKY HALLOWEEN PARADE Following the well-set tradition, Poonam Shah Srinath, Founder-Correspondent, hosted the Halloween parade at the Hawa Mahal with a lot of fanfare and excitement. Children and parents braved the heavy down pour to take part in the celebration. Pirates, ghosts and ghouls dominated the show, making it really spooky while scarecrows and pumpkins made the venue eerie. Although the rain dampened the spirit initially, it all worked out wonderfully much to the happiness of the organisers, participants and audience.

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COFFEE & IDLI AT TANISHQ Tanishq organised a "Filter Coffee and Mini Idli" event at its store on VIP Road. This was a novel way to launch two of their new festive collections. Divyam is 22 karat gold jewellery inspired by temples of India. Zuhur is diamond-studded jewellery comprising of a grand look in everyday-wear-prices. The event was well-attended by 200 people. The collection was inaugurated by Annie and Rupa who are respected citizens of Vizag and were the founders of Humpty Dumpty play school. The concept of Filter Coffee and Mini Idli was appreciated by all the guests. The delicacies made by Radisa were mouth-watering and inviting.


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SHOP TILL YOU DROP Designer exhibition Khwaaish was recently inaugurated by Miss Asia Pacic, Shrishti Rana at Taj Krishna. Being exhibited were the famous Patola saris from Rajkot and designer wear by famous designers like Shurbhi Bansal from Jaipur, Wajahat Mirza from London, Zubin Vakil, Neelam Ashley and many others. Pavani Khurana, Shazia, Usha Badruka, Honey Jain Guha and Anita Soni were some spotted shopping away to glory.

CENTRO PUTS ITS BEST FOOT FORWARD South India’s most preferred footwear destination Centro, unveiled its new footwear collection for the upcoming festive and wedding season. Miss India International 2015 Aafreen Rachel Vaz, the chief guest was seen posing with some of the trendiest pieces from its latest collection. Speaking on the occasion, Sridhar Ganesh said, “Centro has always focused on getting new styles every fortnight, keeping the comfort quotient as the top priority. The range of national and international brands, immaculate space for service and amazing choice of styles are what make us the most preferred store in South Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.”




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FLEA FOR ALL It was a day full of shopping, music, dance and a whole lot of fun at Firki, a ea market that was organized by Sheetal and Sashi Nahata at Our Palace recently. Ramesh Patel was the chef guest and was seen cutting the ribbon, to inaugurate the event. Guests like Sirisha Mulpuru, Nishka Agarwal, Kashish Anand and Ananya Simlai were some spotted enjoying the entire experience.

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FULL OF FASHION Ace designers like Satya Paul, Prashanthi Reddy, Jade Blue and Sharad Raghav showcased their collections recently at the Hyderabad Fashion Week at the Sheraton. HFW is one of a very few reputed fashion platforms in the Indian fashion fraternity with the primary objective to formulate a platform for budding and creative fashion designers to showcase their creations with a focus on building business opportunities, relationships and growth in the industry. The evenings saw top models like Nisha Solanki and Shashays, setting the ramp on re. The stylish lot of Hyderabad was spotted, making a ne audience throughout the three nights that were full of glitz and glamour. WALK FOR CAUSE October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and to celebrate that, a Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Walk was organsied by the Indo-American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute at KBR Park. People turned up in good numbers, all dressed in white and pink, to support the cause. Welcoming the guests, Actor Balakrishna said the hospital was established by his father the late N.T.R with a view to provide best cancer treatment at affordable cost for the people and was later seen releasing pink balloons to mark the Pink Ribbon Day and Peace. The event also saw actress Anjli and Gopichand making their presence felt.


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LUXURY LAPPED UP To redene luxury in the city, The Indian Luxury Expo was recently organized at the N Convention, bringing together luxury brands from 22 lifestyle segments – art and collectibles, luxury homes, women’s accessories, automobiles and more. Exhibiting at the event were high-end bikes, cars, furniture, clothes and jewellery – to name a few. Captured having a pleasant time were Radhika Krishnadas, Bani Singh, Shilpa Reddy, Sharon Amir and many others. red | november 2015 | 46


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SETTING THE TREND Trendz, a South Indian exhibition brand hosted an exclusive exhibition-cum-sale by 60 top designers of the country, featuring their new collections for the upcoming festive and wedding seasons. From hand-crafted metallic and non-metallic jewellery with precious and semi-precious stones, to ethnic jewellery, bangles, pendants, bracelets, earrings, designer and hand-embroidered saris, blouses, gift articles, and kitchen accessories – it had it all. Spotted at the expo were Sushila Bokadiya, Honey Guha, Pavani Khurana, Harish Kumar and Rajshree among others. Vinutna

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Tanmeet Esha Hindocha

Vandhana Seth

Rupa Shah

Maya Patel Dhriti

CELEBRATIONS GALORE Keeping up with the Navratri festivities the Sanskruti ladies too hosted a soiree to celebrate it. The "Navratri Utsav" their signature event, saw members and guests participating with great enthusiasm. The celebrations were initiated with a prayer by Vanadana Pai and Ganesh Vandana dance by Rupa Shah. Guests turned up, dressed in their best traditional attire based on the theme of ‘Kutch and Bandej’. The mood was festive, with music, dance, laughter and merriment in the air. The judges for the afternoon were Esha Hindocha and Pratiksha Prashant who were seen handing over the various prizes.


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WINE AND DINE Chairman and MD of Big C, M. Balu Chowdary hosted a grand soiree at the Ballroom of Trident recently to launch the brochure of a new phone. The scintillating dance and gymnastic performances kept the guests enthralled, ensuring it was a ne night. Among the guests spotted catching up with each other over the cocktails and dinner were Pavan, Swapna Kumar, Harshiti and Ramana.

OF SONG AND DANCE To celebrate the on-going festivities was Legend Navratri that saw thousands of Hyderabadis making a beeline at the Imperial Gardens, throughout the nine nights. With a whole lot of music, masti and gup-shup, each night was quite eventful. Prizes like best-dancers, best-dressed, bestcouple, non-stop player, was bait enough for everyone to doll up and dance through the night. The nale saw a competition between the winners of all the previous 8 nights, making it a night to remember.

GETTING IT RIGHT The Federation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTAPCCI) Ladies Wing organized an presentation on “How to Make a Winning Business Plan” at the Federation House. Dr.Nandita Sethi, Managing Director of The Entrepreneur Zone (TEZ) University of Hyderabad, was the chief guest at the occasion. The speakers for the event were Anil Reddy Vennam, President, V.V. Sanyasi Rao, Chairman, Women’s Wing, Sreedivya and Geetha V. Nair, Co-Chairman of the Ladies Wing.

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Tamanna Padma & Aparna Reddy

Suvarna, Sujatha & Padma

THE BIG LEAP It was an affair to remember when South India Shopping Mall opened its sixth outlet in the city in Gachibowli. The launch was done by Samantha, and the event saw crowds in huge numbers, making a beeline to get a glimpse of her. Draped in a stunning yellow saree, the actress looked lovely as she posed for the paparazzi. The store houses all kinds of sarees which include Kanchi, Dharmavaram, Gadwal, Pochampally, Banarasi, Embroidery, Chiffons, Crepes, Georgette, and Salwar Suits and Ghagras, party wear suits for men, sherwsanis and jewellery.


Santoosh & Ramya


Suresh & Vinitha

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PETALS OF FASHION Petals, an exhibition and sale of jewellery, clothes and fashion accessories by designers from all across the country, was held recently at the Emerald Hall in Taj Krishna. The exhibition had many talented designers showcasing their work to cater to the exclusive fashion needs for everyday life. Padma Reddy and Aparna Reddy played the perfect hosts, while Chandini Parekh, Madhu Jain, Manjula Narsa, Disha Patel, Rupal Bansal Sangeeta Malpani were spotted checking out various jewellery and apparel.

Swetha Rakesh & Lalitha

Namrata & Sandhya

Mahita & Kushboo Anandita

HYDERABAD Kamini Saraf, Manchu Vishnu, Viranica & Suman




ALLURING SHOW AT ANGASUTRA Ghana Singh and Tibarumal Jewels unveiled an exclusive men's wear and exquisite jewelleryline at the multi-designer boutique Angasutra. The store that was launched a year ago by Kamini Saraf, Amita Baslas and Shalini Sharma, blends in couture with sensuality and houses collections from eminent names such as Manish Malhotra, Abu Sandeep, Rohit Bal, Wendell Rodericks and Nikhil Thampi. The owners played the perfect host, as guests stayed busy browsing through the gorgeous collections. Some among spotted were Ananya Simlai, Manjula Narsa, Asmita Marwa, Sarah Alam Khan, Shalini Badruka and Heena Srivastava.

Anees & Ajmal

Shuba & Pankaj Gupta Shalini Sharma, Sabina Chalini & Saachi

Krishaa & Gautham Ghanasingh Ajitha & Yogesh


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Supraja Rao


Sonali & Radhika

Sara Alam Khan

Anand Khabra Ganesh Nallari

Archie, Amala, Charmi, Pinky Reddy & Bobby Khandari

Neelam Ashley

STYLE FOR ALL The ABsalut Style show that took place at Taj Krishna recently, by the bon vivant duo Archie Paranji and Bobby Kandhari, featured over 35 desginer labels. The event was inaugurated by Amala Akkineni, Pinky Reddy and Chamme and saw the swish lot of the city pouring in to shop to their heart’s content. In its rst, the show featured collections by brands including Anand Kabra, Ishita Singh, Meera and Muzzafar Ali, Mandira Bedi, Sunaina Sood, Preeti Reddy and Adarsh Gill. Spotted at the exhibition were Aarti Badruka, Tanu Mehta, Soya Sujad, Padmaja Reddy and Shweta Malpani.

Deepa & Vivek Khurana

Jaya Baheti

Shreedevi Chowdary

A NEW START Gujarat-based Asian Bariatrics opened its doors in Hyderabad recently with their hospital near Jubilee Hills Check post. Present were the lead surgeons such as Dr. Mahendra Narwaria, Dr. Manish Khaitan, Dr. Sanjay Patolia, Dr. Mahidhar Valeti, Dr. Surendra Ugale and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Srinivasa Surapaneni. Sanjeev Gupta, Vimla Kishin and Meena Ugale were some spotted seeing checking this one of a kind hospital in the city.

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SHEETAL’S SHOW Sheetall Nahata’s rst solo exhibition ‘Raas-leela’ at the Guilt Trip saw the who’s who of the city in complete attendance. The chief guest Ananya Simlai, was seen shopping around, after cutting the ribbon and inaugurating the event. Shoppers had a wide range to pick from as there were lehengas, jackets, capes, gowns, skirts, pants, maxis and kurtis on display. Some present were Sona Chatwani, Manjula Narsa, Sunita Gaggar, Ritu Shah, Akanksha Tolasariya and Manju Sharma.

PLAYING DRESS UP! Members of Divinos Ladies Club hosted a Halloween themed get-together with their kids at the Pirates Brew, Hyderabad. Mom’s, armed with their little ones, were seen walking in, all dressed up keeping the theme of the event in mind. Spotted making funky pictures in their witch hats, horns, tattoos, Dracula teeth and much more were Shobha Sudhakar, Shilpa Chowdary and Trushna Tibrewal among many others.

WORKSHOP AND LEARNING FICCI FLO Hyderabad organized a workshop and learning session on the Art of Negotiation at ITC Kakatiya that was conducted by Professor Abhay Dixit from IIM Ahmedabad. The gathering was addressed by Rekha Lahoti, chairperson of this chapter who spoke about the importance of negotiation and the various achievements of the members. The seminar was quite a learning experience for close to 130 women who attended it.

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Natraj,Madhu Sudan & Gandhi

HIGH ON FASHION The fth season of Kingsher Ultra Hyderabad International Fashion Week in association with Storm Fashion Company held a grand three- day exclusive event which was the eventual pit stop for city’s beau monde. Rocky S, Jattinn Kochhar, Sanjana Jon and Ishita Singh were among the few designers who showcased their stunning ensembles. All the days witnessed a rapid evolution of style and talent that ballets between the lines of unique fashion forward to elegant charm and the splendor of extreme couture. The Emperor of Good Times kept the spirits elevated till wee hours with ‘Kingsher ULTRA Glam Nites’ where the guests swayed to the foot-tapping tracks being belted out by the Djs.

Jayesh Ranjan


Sadana Singh Sumanth Prashant & Radhika Rina & Tejas Jyoti & Hitesh

Mohib Baig

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Swapna Cherukuri

Suhani Pitte

Pinky Reddy

WONDERFUL WOMAN FICCI FLO, Hyderabad put together an evening to celebrate womanhood with its Women Achievers Awards Night-‘Walk for a cause’, that saw 44 FLO members walking the ramp in aid of FLO's CSR initiatives- Educating the Girl Child, Women Empowerment and Breast Cancer Awareness etc. The guest of honour was Archana Garodia Gupta, National President, FLO, who had own down especially for the event. Designers Neeta Lulla, Nikhil Thampi, Shruti Sancheti and Divya Reddy put together the best from their collections for the show that was choreographed by Meher and Imran and hosted by Anuj Gurwara. Regina Cassandra, Saina Nahwal, Raashi Khanna and Lakshmi Manchu were the four show stoppers.


Saina Nehwal

Regina Rashi Khanna

Madhavi karan & Pooja Mitra

Deepika, Sloka & Padmaja

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CUT OUT THE NOISE DRIVE BY YOUNG INDIANS Opposing the extensive use of vehicle horns with an aim to reduce noise pollution on city streets, the CII-Young Indians recently launched ‘Horn Not Ok Please’. Through the initiative, held and executed by the youngsters, awareness programmes will be taken up throughout the year encouraging motorists to keep the decibel levels low. Lending support to this unique project was Telangana IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao, who said that the government machinery can partner with the CII-Young Indians in popularising the message.

Akita Akita

Rakesh & Aruna Surana

Gopi Krishna Srilatha & Murli & Mamata

MANEPALLY OPENS ITS BIGGEST OUTLET Hyderabad witnessed one of the most exhilarating events of this season with the launch of Manepally Jewellers’ new showroom. It was inaugurated by Tamannaah, at Punjagutta. The actress looked lovely in her yellow, ethnic ensemble and was seen posing with some of the nest pieces for the shutterbugs. Housing some of the most exclusive and magnicent jewellery, this outlet is the largest jewellery house by the Manepally Group. Speaking on the occasion, Managing Director, Murli Krishna said, “Manepally Jewellers is a brand which is synonym with Trust, Quality and Class. We have been asked by our clients for a convenient area, where our work can be showcased and we have opened one of the largest Jewellery Houses of Telangana."

Ramesh Patel Kruti

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Ram & Sandhya


Parinka & Venu Gopala Krishna


Radhika & Saral Talwar Dr. Aslam & Dr. Syeda

Chamundi & Pulela Gopichand

Vijayender & Sweta

FOOD FOR CHANGE Project 511 - an initiative of HRT 8 & Joy of Giving Week have come together to host an exclusive charity event, which would provide a platform to raise funds for education for the benet of children of government schools in Hyderabad. The evening at N Convention was a gala black tie event that had sumptuous world cuisines put together by Hyderabad’s Top 5 star hotels. The who’s who of the city attended the event. Dr.Lavanya, Rachna Mehta, Hanshita Reddy, Srikanth Soma, Shilpa Reddy, Shreedevi Chowdhary, Anjum Babu Khan and Mourya Boda were prominently seen at the event.

Vishal & Maniza Patni Vishnu


Siddharth & Amrutha

Swetha Reddy Vamshi & Deepya

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Mr & Mrs Naveen Mittal

Atin & Tanvi Imran

Vamshi & Sudha

Sangesh & Kosha Ayesha & Azhar

Vikram,Bina & Rushit Mehta

Shalini Badruka

Sumit & Pooja

LUMINOUS NIGHT Celebrating the launch of their fourth store, Prakash Lights hosted a grand party for the celebreties of the city at the Trident. Bina and Vikram Mehta played the perfect hosts and ensured everyone was well attended to. With live music followed by a DJ, the evening had everyone setting the dance oor burning. Actor Lakshmi Manchu, the chief guests for the night, looked lovely in a polka dotted jumper and was seen making pretty pictures with the hosts and guests. Some spotted at the do were Sunila Eti, Archana Jaju, Vasavi Reddy, Shalini Modani, Shalini Badruka, Sarita Lohiya, Namita Kanodiya, Laila Khan and Anita Soni.

Lakshmi Prasanna Rakul Preet Ramana Gogula & Nikki

Akitaa Heer


Avant & Urvi

Namtha Singhvee

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pple lovers are swooning over iMagic. Are you not aware? If not, then read on. iMagic, the newly opened facility in Ram Nagar, is the rst Apple authorized reseller store. It is the only Apple Mobility Retailer in AP and Telangana. It has all the Apple products like iPhones, iPods, iPads, Apple TV, except mac products. If you own a smart phone of Nokia, HTC, Microsoft, Micromax, Motorola, Samsung, Blackberry, LG, Gionee make and want to switch to iPhone? The buyback offers here will boggle your mind. You can’t get a better deal elsewhere. There is live demo of all the products. All colours, storage capacity, models of iPhones are available; including the latest launched Rose Gold for 6s and 6s+. Even the collection of accessories is impressive. There are over 50 brands of products. Must buys are the iBacks products. Get the covers which won’t change the look of your iPhone as they are made of same metal. Add safety with iBacks aluminum bumper weighing just 3gm. It is the exclusive distributor of iBacks in Asia. There are nance schemes for easy purchase.

Timings: 10.00 am to 10.00 pm (365 days opened) Ph: 0891- 3291234, 9908955677

izag become the second city in the country to be chosen as the place to open the MEQ Cooling Planet. Launched by Mitsubishi Electric India (MEI) this exclusive showroom is located at Praveen Plaza on VIP Road. The single oored store has a wide range of air conditioners for domestic and commercial usage, besides displaying packaged air-conditioners, City Multi VRF systems and Jet Towels. Project sales are available for mega commercial hubs like malls, hospitals, hotels etc. There are a good range of inverter model ACs and their performances have been quite successful. The USP is all the products are imported, low on electricity consumption, of premium quality and use R410A gas which is eco-friendly. The anti-rust coating suits Vizag’s climate. Another interesting product is the heat pump which works for both heating and cooling. The store manager Ra recommends buying Mr. Slim, which offers excellent air ow, almost zero noise, maximum oscillation etc.

Timings: 9.30 am to 9.30 pm (365 days) Ph: 9849760202



Sweetness Of India

Timings: 8.30 am to 10.00 pm (365 days) Ph: 0891 – 2712020, 2722020

weet S India


Purity in Every Bite


dding sweetness to Vizagites’ lives the Sweet India has opened its second branch in the city. Located in Dabagardens, opposite Raymond Showroom, this two-storied facility is a delight for foodies, especially for those who have sweet tooth. A live chat counter in an alfresco set up welcomes you and you have over 10 mouthwatering items waiting for you. As you enter the sheer range of food items displayed leaves you boggled what to eat or what to miss. The addition to this new outlet is the eggless bakery counter which serves all varieties of pastries, cakes, tarts, breads, buns. In pastries avours like hazelnut, rum & raisins, ferrero rocher can’t be missed out. Even cookies have good options. Over 100 varieties of sweets including the popular local varieties can complete your sweet indulgences. If you want to wish your dear ones with sweets then get those attractive gift boxes in different sizes, designs and price ranges. They certainly add the special touch to your sweet gift. Not a sweet lover? Then, you have over 25 variants of in-house prepared namkeens to satiate your taste buds besides samosa, alu bonda, dhokla, kachori. Ask for cashew pakodis or the wide range of imported dry fruits. A dash of Italian avour is available as you can try out varieties of sandwiches, burgers and pastas at the live counter. The next oor can accommodate 40-45 packs. Another USP of this place is its serving of a full course meal North-Indian thaali which you can relish anytime between 11 am to 10.00pm. For just Rs.120 you are served roti, pulao, dal, two curries, salad, papad, sweet. The Rs.99 thali is coming soon. It also takes catering order and can arrange small parties in its premises on prior booking. Home delivery will be available soon.





oosting the hospitality industry of the city, arrives Rockdale Clarks Inn Suites in Vizag. Located at Ram Nagar, this ground plus ve oor hotel is hard to miss as it looks imposing in the daylight and glows brilliantly against the dark night sky. The ground oor has a restaurant Delhi Diner which accommodates 70 packs. It has two menus, one is multi-cuisine (Continental, Italian, Tandoor, Oriental and Local) and the other is the north Indian special with a unique tag- Humari Khaas Peshkash. The food is served on ala carte basis throughout the day and buffet is available for dinner. There are both ala carte and buffet breakfast too. A few must-try from the menus are Kimchee Salad, Murgh Tikka Hare Pyaz ki Chat. From Khaas Peshkash highly recommended are Dohra Kebab (Lamb & Chicken), Murgh Tikka Lababdar and Zanal-e-numa (Potato stuffed with dry fruits and cheese). There is a board room which is ideal to host small groups like 10-12 members. There are two banquets hall Amber and Jade with a sitting capacity of 110 and 80 respectively. However, once the partition door is opened it becomes one expansive space and can host nearly 500 oating crowd. Planning for a private party for a small group? Then you can consider the rooftop open space. All the necessary arrangements can be done. It has 48 rooms and suites with all modern amenities. The top four oors house the rooms, each having 12 numbers. There are four categories, such as Deluxe (32 nos), Executive (four nos), Club (four nos) and Suites (four nos). However, for an unmatched experience choose Sky Suites which offer you a breathtaking view of the Bay of Bengal and the sprawling city on its fringe. Soon the guests can enjoy Delhi Galli (a series of live counters serving Delhi’ street food), Terrace Grill and the inhouse gym.

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ith an extensive experience of 13 years in IVF and other fertility treatments in UK, Dr. K.Chandra Reddy has opened London IVF Centre in Vizag. “I aim to bring a facility on par with the UK standards, yet at unbelievable affordability in the city,” he says. Located at Padmaja Plaza, KGH Down, a spacious, aesthetically designed center welcomes you and in the rst glance itself you are convinced that this place does mean quality service. It is the rst state-of-the-art IVF laboratory with latest technical knowhow and equipment in Andhra Pradesh. Among the USPs of London IVF one is its premium quality control is supervised by UK Embryologist. It is a patient-centric centre. There is clarity on communication at every stage. Counselling is given top priority. The lab sticks to ultimate hygiene rules and the safety precautions are hard to nd elsewhere. Patient condentiality is respected. It follows the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) protocol for IVF of not transferring more than three embryos in the womb, which is not the case with most of the centres. This practice negates risks like miscarriage, premature delivery and other issues. “The claim of 100% success rate is a myth. We don’t hype or give false promises, but our success rate is comparable to international IVF centre results. We try to grow embryo to Blastocyst, i.e. growing the embryo for ve days and transfer. We transfer only one embryo in selected cases and still you can be assured of best results” assures Dr. Reddy. It justies its tagline “Giving life to your dream.” Depending on the case the duration of treatments takes time. There are six comfortable, spacious rooms as day care units. In the rst visit, the client undergoes required examination and tests. The treatment can start on the second visit, depending on the results. For the couples who are identied as cases of Unexplained Infertility can be beneted from intrauterine insemination. Be among the rst 100 couples and avail the special offers.

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ujarat-based Asian Bariatrics, one of the leaders in weight-loss surgery in India, opened its dedicated center in Hyderabad. This is Asian Bariatrics 3rd dedicated center for bariatric surgery in the country after Ahmedabad and Rajkot. The Hyderabad center is a 15-bed dedicated facility to treat people suffering from morbid obesity and diabetes in South India. The center is equipped with very advanced Operation Theatres and beds, exclusively designed to cater to such patients. The operation table is designed to take up to 350 kg of weight. The hospital will also be equipped with an ICU to operate upon morbidly obese people who are riddled with obesity-related complications like diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension and sleep apnea, among many others.



Asian Bariatrics, led by surgeons such as Dr.Mahendra Narwaria, Dr.Manish Khaitan and Dr.Sanjay Patolia who have 5,000 obesity surgeries to their credit. Under the guidance of this team, the Hyderabad center will be run by senior bariatric surgeons Dr. Mahidhar Valeti, Dr. Surendra Ugale and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Srinivasa Surapaneni. “We have so many people in India suffering from severe diabetes and its complications like kidney failure, loss of vision, amputations or heart disease, who can be helped tremendously, if they come early, as only surgery can stop the progression of these problems. Patients must know that they have a way out of this!” said Dr.Surendra Ugale. Though, there is already a steady inow of international patients due to the state of the art facility, Asian Bariatrics is keen on spreading its wings internationally in a big way. The Ileal Interposition surgery, used specically for severe diabetes, has already been utilized by patients from Canada, USA, Austria, Norway, Turkey and Tajikistan. This is one of only 12 centers in the world, offering this procedure. 1800 3002 3002

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aving been in the business for nearly three decades, this brand has grown from a small outlet to a large textile kingdom today, comprising six outlets in total. Success opened its doors to set a new chapter in the pages of Hyderabad’s history, with the launch of their newest mall at Gachibowli. The brand has slowly and swiftly risen to become one of the nest and premier textiles, garments and jewellery showrooms. Spread over an area of 23000 sqft, it is a one stop-shop for everything to do with one’s ethnic ensemble- from saris like Kanchi, Dharmavaram, Gadwal, Pochampally, Banarasi, Embroidery, Chiffons, Crepes, Georgette and Salwar suits and Ghagras, Party wear suits for Men, Sherwanis and jewellery. They also have a huge range to pick from for just born babies. South India Shopping Mall ensures that the city’s fashion-hungry public has access to the very best and the latest in designer fashion. It is this commitment that has spurred them on to do all it takes to make sure the city gets its due as a leading buyer of state of the art fashion products and services. The secret behind their remarkable success has been their skill of adoption to the latest in garment trends. It is backed by a perfect blend of latest techniques and style and fusion of colours, designs and art work. They take pride in the fact that they have no equals when it comes to their competitive prices and quality products. South India Shopping Mall offers customer care with a touch of politeness, grace, instant warmth and impression that gets business done; a hallmark that has been maintained till date. No wonder the end result has been a awless 100% client satisfaction. As they do know that well done is better than well said.

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heir expertise alludes to the 125 years of rich tradition and heritage built on a rm foundation of values and beliefs left behind by their humble predecessors. Among the glaze and dazzle of innumerous modern corporate jewelers the treasure of Manepally shines with its own discrete sheen and echoes a chime associated with its golden name in the historical city of Hyderabad. The brand boasts of providing quality services in gold and diamond business to a loyal customer base for four generations and is one of the rst jewellers to go for BIS Hallmarking. When the Bureau of Indian Standards launched the Hallmarking scheme in India in collaboration with World Gold Council in April 2000, they adapted to it to reinstate the Manepally tradition and their commitment to provide the best quality of gold. They are also the pioneers of diamond business in India, and not only that, but also gem stones, include ne Kundan, enamel and Polki. The collection of handcrafted jewellery, precious and semiprecious stones, pearls and diamonds are custom designed by in-house experts. All the stones used here are personally selected by professional gemmologists and the brand takes complete responsibility for the design and creation of every piece of jewellery they sell. All stones are checked for colour, cut and clarity, which makes for some exquisitely traditional work. Believing that jewellery has a special place in every woman’s life and stays with her in her journey through it, Manepally aims to make sure that the desire to own a special piece should be fullled.

Timings:Monday to Saturday,10:30am-8:30pm

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stablished in 1958, Prakash Lights is a third Generation Company started by L.T. Mehta and M.L.Mehta which has now been joined by their sons Vikram Mehta and Avant Mehta. With four showrooms across the city and its collection of lighting the brand has built its foundation on quality products and customer service. With the launch of an 18,000 sq.ft store in Gachibowli, Prakash Lights has stepped into the IT hub too. Their desire to supply high end quality lighting xtures and luminaries for residential, commercial and outdoor applications, is what’s kept them growing. Their main goal is to speed up the way that the latest products get to their customers and to take advantage of the latest design and lighting concepts in the process, enabling one to realize their lighting needs as per their requirement keeping in mind high quality. The philosophy of Prakash Lights is driven by quality, durability, excellence and design innovation. The secret of their success is creativity. Every innovation is converted into reality and their products facilitate a natural lighting environment for improved colour rendering and visual clarity, leading to greater comforts, better interiors and enhanced ambience in any environment. The brand doesn’t think of their sales people as managers or helpers; but calls them specialists on board who are there to solve any problem the client comes up with. With their quality being their religion, their goal is to assure all the products sold comply with all the specications and standards prescribed by their customer.

Timing:11.00am to 7.30pm 09391015005, 08499966005

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izag is endowed with all the resources required to grow into a world class city like Singapore. However, it is still dragging its feet when it comes to development. When one thinks of Vizag, only two things come to the mind – sea and the steel plant. But how long? Experts say it is not impossible to display it as a great city to the outsiders. Vizag is on its way to become a smart city. If government offices and private organisations are housed in modern iconic buildings, the city is beautified and all important businesses like providing civic and industrial services can be carried out here itself. Agreed, the state government is working efficiently in spite of the severe financial crisis triggered by bifurcation. In this background, building iconic structures can be taken up easily by adopting PPP (Public- Private Partnership) mode, without the government feeling the pinch; and also, by constructing these buildings in the APIIC, VUDA, GVMC and Revenue Department lands in small areas. This will certainly help in attracting investment by outsiders and creating huge employment opportunities.

Integrated Financial Centre (IFC): (10 lakh sq.ft in an area of 7 acre) Utility: To house banks, insurance companies, mutual funds and non-banking units like commodity exchange, regional stock exchange, Forex dealers etc. Salient features of IFC: Earthquake resistant and cyclone proof, Direct power lines100% UPS generator back-up, High speed data cabling, Satellite earth station band width, 100% UPS generator backup Facilities in IFC: Full-sized hotels, parking spaces for employees’, & visitors’ vehicles, food courts, fitness centres, conference halls, | convention centres, Mini training rooms, etc. Government incentives: • This can be built in PPP mode • Land obtained from APIIC.( Co-developer share- 40%) Investor on infra 60% • Government pre-approve pre-paid • Registration and VAT exemption • No municipal taxes for the first three years after completion of construction of the building. • 50% internet band width subsidy for 3 years. 25% subsidy on commercial power tariff.

O Naresh Kumar, CEO,

Symbiosys Technologies Ltd.


Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC): (5 lakh sq.ft in an area of 5 acres)

This will also have the same conveniences as in the IFC. Facilities will be available for use of entrepreneurs. Once they reach the city they can plunge into their business activities in ‘plug and play’ mode.

World Trade Centre (WTC): (10 lakh sq.ft in an area of 10 acre)

This can be built in the same lines as the World Trade Centre in Mumbai, with facilities conforming to international standards.

Business Incubation Centre: (3 acre)

Constructing the buildings after acquiring land from APIIC and starting business will take minimum 2 years. It will be useful to commence the business with minimum staff. It can be vacated once the building is ready for occupation. Entrepreneurs can have temporary office-cum- working space for 18 – 20 months.

Electronic Mall:

(3 lakh sq.ft in an area of 3 acre)

All the shops can be allocated to deal with electronic gadgets, like in Singapore. Each shop is allotted an area of 1000 to 3000 sq.ft. and 100 to 300 shops can fit in. It serves as a onestop shopping centre for electronic goods.

NRI Investors’ Trade Promotion Centre: (3 lakh sq.ft in 3 acre)

This should be allotted only to the NRIs. This facility attracts foreign investments. All occupants in this world class building being NRIs, they can develop their business with networking will also improve.

R & D Facilitation Centre:

(3 lakh sq.ft in an area of 3 acre)

Space in different floors in this building can be allotted to various organisations conducting research in different fields. This will help developing Vizag into a research centre. Regional Patent Office, Government Testing Laboratory and Intellectual Property Rights Protection Centre can be accommodated here.

IT Park: (25 lakh sq.ft in an area of 25 acre)

Employment opportunities can be provided in the IT Park to 25,000 to 50,000 persons.

Animation and Gaming Village: (10 lakh sq.ft in an area of 10 acre)

Space should be allotted in this to the Animation and Gaming Companies.

Paryatak Bhavan: Offices of the Trade Facilitation Centres and the Regional Commissioners of the 29 States and 9 Union Territories will be situated in this building. Assistance and advice regarding tourism or trade matters anywhere in the country can be obtained from this Centre. Space can be provided to tourism operators, airlines agencies, railway and bus ticket booking centres, international chambers of commerce, visa facilitation services.

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By Ranita Ray




ou may have seen him galloping on the beach early in the morning, soaking in the mesmerizing warmth of tender sun rays. For a minute you may think he is just another nature lover, but if you follow him, you are certain to reach his very own the ď€ rst-of-its-kind horse club and learn how passionate he is about this regal animal. Well, his zeal for his equine buddies doesn’t end there. He crafted an eatery dedicated to them. Calling it Gallops, he designed it around the theme, going into minutest detail. red | november 2015 | 74

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Adding to the fascinating list of his achievements is his latest venture, a unique hotel- Rockdale Clark’s Inn Suites. Be its asymmetrical shapes, exceptional interiors, cozy accommodation or delicious avours, every bit speaks of this perfectionist whom the city knows as Vengamamba Srinivas Babu. Why does he take up such unusual ventures? If you are also seeking the answer, read (t)his story. Flashback My father hails from a small village called Narrawada in Nellore. Vengamamba is the deity of our native place. Though our initial is Pachava, my father is known as Vengamamba Venkateswar Rao. The arid conditions of the village compelled my father and his brothers to move out and they got into construction related business. After working in Vijayawada, Eluru and he landed in Vizag in 1982. Though my father and mother Mrs.Prameela were keen on my going for medicine, I joined GITAM for BBM and later got MBA degree. Professional Start Later, I joined my father’s business. We have been the largest suppliers of stone chips used in making concrete and roads. We are also into manufacturing of articial sand (granulated rocks), providing a perfect alternative to river sand. Stumbling Blocks All was going well, till we incurred a huge loss in 2001. We signed an agreement with a national highway company as sub-contractors. The principal contractor cheated the government and faced punitive action. In a cascading effect we were hit badly. Turning Point That was when I decided to move to Canada, but just a day before I was to y, I got a call from a construction company and was given the responsibility of quarrying activity related to their mega road project connecting Rajahmundry and Anakapalli. After that I never looked back. This project didn’t fetch me great money, but gave me immense experience in large scale quarrying and crushing. I took loans and risks. We have grown with the support of my family. My sister Latha and cousin Mallikarujun help me in managing this business. Leading Lessons It was a smooth sail for me as I had a decent business, happy marriage and enough luxuries. Suddenly there was this

ease, I went to Hyderabad to buy a horse and ended up buying ve. Latha proposed a riding school and Bayfront Horse Club came into existence in 2012. I got the best of trainers from north India and had 18 horses. Till now it trained 150 people. I have to mention that the locals don’t give their patronage so easily to anything novel. I was forced to downsize this facility as Hudhud Cyclone had devastated it and today we have only four horses. Now I am getting a lot of appeals to expand and run it like before. A facility of this order, that too, on the beach front is a rarity. Riding on the beach sands is very safe. I wish this sport turns into an asset the city can boast of. Foodie Find As a part of Bayfront Horse Club, I wanted to develop a cafe which could unite the riders and horse-lovers over a sumptuous meal and beverages and Gallops is the outcome. I conceptualized it keeping horse as the central theme. My wife Vanaja and her friend Prathima manage it. Today it is best known for its bakery and the continental menu.

nancial setback. Yet I bounced back with rejuvenated vigor and verve. This experience broadened my outlook and Hospitality & Toursim lead to the realization that I can achieve There is a single whatever I want to, if only underlying thought in all I tried hard enough. IFailure have hand-drawn about 500 made me realize my activities- whether sketches which were translated Follow-Ups the reality valuecalled of happiness, into Hotel Rockdale I open a restaurant or power ofreect bouncing back for I started asking myself and these my penchant set up a horse club interior design.of abundance. and luxury ‘what next?’ I was even boosting tourism in mulling over retirement in Vizag. Rockdale is one 2009 when I was barely 37. concrete step towards it. It took me three I felt that god had given me enough and long years to give shape to my dream. seeking more would be only greed. That I conceptualized and executed every nook was when I didn’t take up any and corner of this hotel. I have money-spinning ventures and chose to go hand-drawn about 500 sketches which for those that I have always enjoyed were translated into reality- Rockdale and doing. If I am grateful to something in life, this reects my penchant for interior it is my failure. It made me realise the design. Since I owe my life and prosperity value of happiness, power of bouncing to rock, i.e. quarrying, I named it back and luxury of abundance. Rockdale. Instead of natural rock, which is Equine Connection hard to maintain, I went for abstract rock. One night while I was driving back home on the beach road, a man riding a horse caught my attention. Next morning I approached him, paid Rs.5,000 and asked to teach me riding. First day the horse threw me down and I hurt myself very badly. Yet I pursued it. Though I did not master the techniques, I used to ride with great passion. Stable Dream The moment I started riding with considerable

Tip To Budding Entrepreneurs Don’t just get driven by passion. Be nancially stable and have a fallback option.

Movie: Hindi movies and TV soaps Actor: Old timers Hobby: Playing with me and my life (laughs out loud) Place: Water bodies, she was simply awe-struck by Niagara Falls

A Leaf Out Of His Diary Srinivas is a dedicated family man: Vanaja He is very possessive and protective about the family. We have our own troubled moments, but our love for each other keeps us going. Our sons Suraj and 2.00 pm: Half an hour siesta. Veeraj are our priority. After my rst child I had a health problem and didn’t want to go for the second 9.00 pm: The day ends as I issue. But he convinced me and God blessed us retire to bed. again. He calls our younger son ‘Tonic’ and he really My priority is my family. I is the tonic for the family. Srinivas is a doting father. intend to spend every possible Our families and limited friends are very important to moment with them. On him. The best thing about him is his candor. There is weekends, I like to go into nothing I wish to change about him. nature, either by car, bike or These are a few of his favourites walk or horse riding, all alone. Food: Home food, he is fond of sweets I photograph nature’s beauty Colour: Blue and black with my eyes. 03.00 am: My day starts with work instead of working out.


Clothes: Casual. But he also looks good in dhoti. Brand: Not brand conscious

Vanaja has oodles of patience: Srinivas Except a few bought out items like the Vanaja was my classmate but LED lights, everything here is designed by I met her through a common me. A UN ofcial who is a frequent friend who warned me that international traveler and visited many she seldom spoke with boys. I prestigious hotels, stayed here and said, told him,“Why only talk, why “It looks as if you did not build, but crafted not love her and marry her?” this hotel.” His observations had driven (bursts into laughter). I lived the point straight home and that was the up to my word. There is best compliment I was ever paid till date. nothing common between us. She is a religious person. Love for Vizag Though I have strong faith in I am an ardent lover of Vizag. Titillated by God but not in rituals. I believe its natural beauty, I am forever exploring this place and have unravelled many spots in a lot of stimulated hardships for our children and she insists to which locals are oblivious. My on safety standards for them. endeavours that are good for my heart and often heavy on my pocket, are to give The differences notwithstanding, we have due boost to its tourism. Nearly 14 years deep love for each other. She ago I presented ‘Pilot tourism project for is great and compassionate. Visakhapatnam’ to Mr.Dasari Srinivas, the It is this trait that makes me fall then VUDA chief. It won critical acclaim in love with her over and over. from him and the Press. But there is hardly any progress on this front even today. These are a few of her Trust me; we don’t need Rs.100 cr, but a favourites few passionate people, a little money and Colour: Maroon a lot of planning to boost tourism here. Food: Not experimental, she Future Plans likes simple food Rockdale is part of my Rockdale Hotels Clothes: Loves to be simple and Resorts Company. I want to see it into and neat, so saris and a full-edged tourism-friendly rm. Under salwar-kurtis its brand name, I have plans to start Brands: Anything that is value village, forest and beach resorts and for money showcase Vizag from a never-seenSport: Horse riding (only) before-angle.

Sport: He enjoys watching football and loves playing basketball and TT Movie: NTR and other good movies Actress: Keeps changing Hobby: Writing poetry and creative pieces Place: Vizag


espite coming from a strong and well known political family, he wanted to branch out, create a name for himself. With his dedication and hardwork he has achieved it in no time. Meet A.P. Mithun Kumar Reddy, director of Aeroc Space Technologies, who after working in a company in Hong Kong, moved back to Hyderabad only to be able to do something on his own. Trying to know him more, we caught up with him and his better half, Rishika in a candid chat.

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By Anahita Ahuja

Making a Mark, Mithun Way


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About Aeroc Space Technologies Started off in 2009, we’re into high level precision engineering. We manufacture spares, components and electro-mechanical items – everything that has anything to do with the mechanical eld. We specialize in anything that ts under the term of mechanical equipment, from gears, spares, rotors, motors to pipes. Our mission is to meet the customer satisfaction and to enhance positive work culture. We are committed to provide quality products and services. Hence we constantly improve our quality management system. Focusing on Aerospace and engineering, Aeroc pursues a strategy which is powerfully growth-oriented in high-tech sectors to satisfy a highly demanding and dynamic customer base. The Vision We started with a vision to build stature of International repute for engineering, manufacture and supply of high precision mechanical, electro-mechanical, electronics and system integration to Aerospace, Defence, Energy products and precision Components and Tooling. We are fortunate to employ a team of highly qualied experienced engineering specialists who work at the forefront and lead their respective wings. In addition to engineering consultancy, Aeroc has extensive experience in the management and system engineering of complex, multi-functional and multi-disciplinary projects. Our project managers are trained in modern tools and techniques and are available to work in-house. Aeroc emphasizes self-reliance and exibility in order to exploit its synergies, foster a long-term commitment by our people, promote creativity, and stay tuned to the market. This managerial policy is rooted in Aeroc's core values: humility, entrepreneurial spirit and respect.

The Reason After nishing my college in Paris, I worked for two years in Hong Kong – it was then that I realized that I should start something of my own. I wanted to be a person who would be able to look back after 15 years and felt proud of something

safety, the testing is very stringent and rejection levels are extremely high. Initially we used to do only sub orders from the private companies. But then, thanks to the support of other companies in our group which have close to 40 years of experience, we have reached where we are now. The Role We have three technical experts, two service engineers and one accounts head who look into the entire work process. My friend and I look into the administration. Getting the orders, lling tenders and bidding is our department. Good connections are my strength. Thanks to my communication skills and my father’s background, I do end up getting orders. After the manufacturing the product comes the testing phase. The team that is entrusted with this responsibility plays a very crucial role and it is very important for us to have the right people there. For example, manufacturing a product takes us about ve days but its testing usually can go up to about a month. Since it is all high level precision engineering, one can’t afford to neglect any part of it.

he had established. Apart from this, I am also a director in my college Vidya Jyoti Institute of Technology, of which my father Mr.A. P. Jithender Reddy is the chairman. What we do is to get those mechanical students to use their new ideas in creating prototypes in this mechanical eld. Then we try to implement them in the company. This is a mutually benecial exercise for both the students and the company.

Future Plans Aeroc is now starting a new production facility with the state of art infrastructure, housed with integrated manufacturing, assembling, integration and testing facilities. The facility is spread across two acres in Aerospace SEZ called Samuha, and is in close the proximity of other manufacturing units in Aerospace and Engineering sector.

Politics on the cards Well, someday I’d like to step into my father’s shoes, denitely. But that will be only when I make my own money; I won’t use dad’s money for that. That again, will only happen if my father approves of it The Challenges and thinks it is a good decision. As of now, Being a start-up company, getting an entry he is totally against us joining politics into the mechanical sector isn’t easy. You since he feels it’s not a decent eld to be need to have either facilities or the in. For me, it’s about the power. No matter experience to get you there. So for the rst how much money you make, the power is three years, getting through was very very important and I don’t want to lose out tough. Getting an ISO certicate was in on that, especially because I’ve seen with itself was a tough job! Being in a sphere what difculty he has earned it. where everything is related to human

The Actor I recently acted in a movie named Bandook, which was released here about three months ago. The character I played in the movie was close to the person I am and that is why I did it. I was told that they had written it keeping my youth leader image in mind. I hadn’t ever thought that I would enjoy seeing myself on screen. But actually I did. The other reason for my doing a movie is the recognition that the eld fetches. Not many things can make me feel that great. My Father, My Hero My father is a well educated politician who was abroad for almost 30 years, before he stepped into this eld. He naturally understands every aspect, from public problems to social activities and political issues. What makes our bond special is the fact that we are more like friends, but that only happens when I am alone with him. When there are people around, our interaction becomes more formal. He has been my mentor, guide and source of inspiration. There is a lot to learn from him – he’s my hero. I wish I could be like him, but I know, I can’t. Knowing Him More When I’m not caught up with my work, I am with my dad. I play a major role in his political life where it comes to the handling the youth. I don’t have a position as far as the party is concerned but I am always working for him. Another thing most people don’t know is that when I nished my stint in Hong Kong, it was my decision to move back to India, much against my father’s wishes. He was happy with the fact that I was working abroad – that tends to happen with the older generation. They’re happy as long as their kids are doing anything away from the country which helps them to boast before their relatives! Well, that’s the old school of thought and there isn’t much we can do about it. When not Working... As vague as it sounds, there isn’t any free time. With the company,

college and dad’s work keeping me fully involved – whatever time I can steal, I try to spend with my six month old son Nihan and wife Rishika. COMPATIBILITY METER

Well, someday I’d like to step into my father’s shoes, denitely.

SHE’S THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE FAMILY: MITHUN I couldn’t have asked for a better life partner than Rishika, for sure. She is understanding and complements me and my family to the hilt. Sometimes being in a joint family can be a tad difcult but she handles everything and everyone in such commendable way that there is never any tension. She is extremely responsible and she can meet any situation with equanimity. Being a new mother isn’t an easy task. I do wish I could take out more time from my social obligations and work and help her with Nihan. I try to do the best that I can. Her Favourites: Colour: Green Food: Pasta - which I don’t like Clothes: I feel she looks beautiful in saris. Holiday destination: Any place with me as she doesn’t get too much alone time with me. THERE IS NOTHING THAT I DISLIKE ABOUT HIM: RISHIKA Mithun is a very headstrong person. He doesn’t listen to anyone once he makes up his mind. He likes to take his decisions and knows how to stick to them. However, he is very friendly, jovial and well mannered. It is perfect combination for a happy life. He has no ego and is extremely understanding by nature. The birth of Nihan brought about a delightful change in him. He turned out to be a very devoted father. There are times he stays up with him through the night, so that I get some sleep. His Favourites: Colour: Blue Clothes: He wears whatever I buy Food: Arabic food, especially shawarma. He isn’t too fussy and eats everything that’s non-vegetarian. Holiday destination: Europe and Greece



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Filmdom- is it thrust on you or you entered it on your free will? As a child I always aspired to become an IAS or IPS officer or join Army. Acting was never a part of my aspiration. I suppose the young dreams keep changing. I wasn’t a brilliant student. But at one stage I wanted to become a doctor; however my EAMCET rank was bad. I tried for MBA; somehow I could scrape through and joined my friend’s company. But I was not able to connect with the atmosphere. One fine day, the eureka moment struck and I felt I am meant for acting. I was clear that I wanted to be an actor and not a hero in particular. I embarked on the journey of my celluloid dreams. Did you obtain any formal training in acting? Yes. I obtained three-month training under Satyanand in Vizag. It was followed by a session in Mumbai under Barry John. Later on, I got trained by Aruna and Bikhshu for a few months. I was all set to put my learning into practice. How did you bag your first film? Y.V.S.Chaudhary saw me when I was playing cricket. He approached me and asked would I be interested to get into movies. Thanking him, I replied, my family is already looking into it. He enquired which family I am mentioning about. He was glad to know that I am nephew of Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan is handling my launch. He approached Kalyan and expressed his interest to launch me. That’s how my first project Rey happened. You debuted with Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitam, not Rey, and the former was a massive hit. Rey couldn’t fare well. How do you take this? Unfortunately, Rey couldn’t release on its stipulated time but it laid a strong platform for me. I learnt a lot from Chaudhury. He taught me the basics of how to face the camera. In Plila.... Jeevitam, Ravi Kumar Chowdary gave full freedom to express myself and the results everyone had seen. How was the feeling of receiving SIIMA best debut actor? It was overwhelming. However, it vested me with a great responsibly to perform better in my movies to come. Were you nervous to face the camera for the first time? Not exactly! More than nervous, I was emotional. It was like a dream come true.

Your third flick Subramanyam For Sale was a huge hit. Do you feel the audience of today’s era appreciate such unique concept? Frankly speaking it is not that unique as you said, it’s a commercial family entertainer. I would rather say films like Bahubali, Srimanthudu, Bhale Bhale Magadivoy, Kanche had unique storylines. There is a change in people’s perception and they are accepting novel concepts.

Chennai, Naga Babu used to take me to art events, cricket and tennis classes. When I came to Hyderabad, Cheeranjivi took care of my education. Kalyan has been my professional mentor. Which aspects of acting you would like to improve? In Pilla..... I was little hesitant about doing the intimate scenes. But in Subramanyam For Sale I could perform such scenes with

What are the qualities which make an actor a complete package? Everything should be in equal ratio, let it be looks, persona, body, onscreen presence, acting skills or dance moves. At the end, it is your calibre to entertain the audience that makes you sail through. Being related to powerful film clan, what are the advantages and disadvantages? There are two ways of looking at it. The pros are you have a set background and you can get a couple of movies cashing on it. But the cons are you are bound to be compared with the actors of your family who have established their presence in the industry. Besides this, you have to keep up the good reputation of the family.

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How do you deal with such pressure? By giving my 100%. Every time I ask myself “Have I done justice to the scene?” I never keep any great expectations from my any movie. I just ensure that I give my best to every shot and deliver what the director wants. Who is your guide from your family? Kalyan, he is taking care of me. However, all my uncles have played crucial roles since my childhood. When I was in

much ease, thanks to Regina. She is a good friend and we actually sat and discussed. That made me comfortable with the shots. Right now I am acting with Raashi and I have improved a lot. So no issues with bold scenes. Through the feedbacks I received from Subramanyam .... I got to know that I have to work on my emotional scenes and I am paying attention to it.

What are your strengths as an actor? Seriously, I never thought of it. But going by the compliments of people I would say I am getting loads of appreciation for my comic timing, action and dance. However, I focus on what I have to improve, not on what I am good at. Any unforgettable incident on the sets? During the shoot of Subramanyam, there was a shot with Naga Babu. I took it casually, thinking it would be a cakewalk as I know him since my childhood. But as the camera started rolling I was blank, I forgot my dialogues. Then he and my director, Harish anna took control of the situation. After a few minutes I could deliver the dialogues. (laughs) What are the criteria for choosing a film? Story is what I go by before selecting a movie. It’s not about the director or production house. My role should be strong. As I mentioned earlier, I wanted

to be an actor not a hero, so if a movie offers me a good supporting character role I wouldn’t mind doing it. What are your upcoming movies? I am doing Thikka under the direction of Sunil Reddy and Supreme under the direction of Anil Ravipudi. These two would be out-n-out entertainers. If an audience is spending Rs.100-150 for a ticket, the movie should justify every penny he spends. He should be entertained, that’s the kind of subject I choose. What are your future plans? Are you trying in other film industries too? As of now I am concentrating on these two films. May be later on I can explore options even in other industries too.

I sweat it out in the gym regularly and try not to give it a miss. My diet consists of fruits, vegetables and proteins.

It will be my all time favourite - Annam, pappu, avakai, papads and omelette One old film you wish to act if it is re-made? I am against remakes, as people who have acted in them have set a standard. I like to watch the original again and again, than working in the re-make of it. A film you wish you were a part of? Many. I wish I could be a part of Shankar Dada Zindabad as most of my family members were in this movie. I wanted to do a song in Gopala Gopala but I missed that too. How do you want to be remembered as an actor? red | november 2015 | 84

Managing stardom I don’t think I have achieved what is called stardom. Reason, there is not much of change in my lifestyle other than a few things like when I am with friends and in public, people come to me for autographs or clicking pictures and at times my friends get a bit irritated. But I enjoy the attention. To relax yourself When I am not shooting I love to sleep... sleep and sleep. I am not much into partying. I prefer going for a dinner, watching a movie or playing cricket. RAPID FIRE Best friend in the industry Naveen Acting Idol Chiranjeevi


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Display Shoot by Dhana Vijay

By Ranita Ray

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ouzia Tarranum, can be simply called a powerhouse. The amount of energy and enthusiasm she has is rare to nd. A doting mother of a ve-year-old boy and also of a six-monthold toddler, she can even beat a teenager with her dynamism. She is candid and doesn’t mince her words. At the same time she is a self-proclaimed chatter box and admits that it’s impossible to keep her mum. With power of a strong woman and curiosity of a child, she is a deadly package who is giving the pros in the industry of exhibitions organizing, a jolt to stay alert. It is, indeed, an interesting and inspiring story to read. Down the Memory Lane I was born and raised in Vijayawada. My parents are teachers and I have two younger sisters. In our family everyone is in government service and none ever has any business link. I was determined to do research in the eld of molecular Biology. After successful completion of M.Sc. in Biochemistry, I joined IICT Hyderabad for a month. But somehow I wasn’t satised with the kind of research going on in India and the options in abroad appeared better. I worked as head of the Department Biochemistry for a couple of years. Meanwhile, I got through Strathclyde University Scotland for research, but couldn’t clear the Visa process. Without being dejected, I continued in the same eld. Around the same time I met Dr.Srikant, fell in love and we got married. Soon after I obtained masters degree in Psychology and rendered my services as a counselor for a brief time. Even I took up online career counseling for students and started my own blog. After a year, I found it wasn’t nancially fetching. I started looking for better avenues. However, being a mother of a ve-year-old baby, I could not have taken up full time job. Even Srikant was very particular about my not taking a too demanding task. Trade Tread I have a knack of interacting with people. I

can talk to any random person and gather information about their professions, interests etc. This quality steered the direction of my life. I was attending a few exhibitions (lifestyle) and out of curiosity I started enquiring from the exhibitors who came all the way from Kashmir, Lucknow, Delhi and Punjab. The answers I got and the response from the visitors I witnessed, impressed me thoroughly. I asked the exhibitors if they would be interested to participate if I organized a show and they agreed. Next task was to convince my husband. I could get his green signal as this job wouldn’t demand my full time

organizing the expo was just a month away. My husband asked me to cancel the event. I didn’t agree. I sought the advice of my gynecologist and even she didn’t give me any words of encouragement. However, I was determined and condent that I could do it. My exhibition was a huge success. I named my organization Creative Events and the exhibition is called Fashion Fiesta.

Challenges I was not aware of the local sentiment with Astami (Dussehra) and it fell on a Tuesday. It reected on the rst day of my exhibition and the exhibitors started complaining of not getting footfalls and suggested to wrap it up. Being the organizer, I should have been aware of such factors. Instead of losing heart, I convinced them that it would fetch them business. My husband My came to my rescue and he condence promoted the event so well that kept growing the remaining two days proved as I went on lucrative for the exhibitors. It goes holding without saying that it is a very exhibitions. competitive eld; there are comment, compliment, encouragement and pulling back too. One needs to be smart enough to be in the race.

involvement. In May 2014, I took the decision, next month I was ready with my ground work and the month after that I was all set with the invitations for my rst expo which I slated for Sept 2nd to 4th.

Bringing New I got a few things like, Rajasthani carved wood furniture, gold plated silver temple jewellery and they were new in Vijayawada. Designer blouse which is an in-trend all over the country now wasn’t known in Vijayawada. I got the best of exhibitors in this genre from Delhi. However, the response wasn’t as expected. I got complaints from exhibitors but I told them that people took time to accept new things, especially in smaller cities.

Subsequent Shows Next I moved to Kakinada. It was my second exhibition and it was also a thumping success. Then it was a Diwali special expo in Vijayawada. However, the exclusive wedding exhibition in We have a number of doctors in our Taj Gateway in the same city earned me friends’ circle, I went to invite my gynecologist. A casual check up revealed rave reviews. It was designed around the concept of wedding with stage , that I was carrying for the second time. I didn’t know how to react to it. In one way I photographers, makeovers, and wedding planners and gold and diamond jewelries. was expecting motherhood after ve Many suggested me to explore years, on the other a herculean task of Hyderabad. However,

I wasn’t condent as the city is huge and it needed loads of ground work. Instead, I chose smaller places like Nellore, Khammam and am happy with the response I got. Vizag Calling I came to Vizag when I was at a very crucial, albeit a very happy condition. In my eight month of pregnancy and I had to run around with my huge baby bump, with single objective of making the event a success. Vizag, being the cosmopolitan city with presence of many mega industries, IT and Navy, proved to be a promising ground. I chose Varun Beach Novotel Hotel as my venue. Within minutes after the inauguration, crowd just started pouring in and I was awestruck. I knew I was going to come back here again and again. Hiatus and Hit Back I took three months break for my connement and my second boy arrived. By now my full team was in place. We did the re-branding of Fashion Fiesta in a bigger way. I re-started in Guntur, then Vijaywada. I conducted back to back three shows in Vizag. Within four months, I have conducted nine shows. Within a year I have successfully organised 25 shows. Risk And Fear There are risks in any business, even if you invest your 100% of efforts, commitment and dedication. Customers constantly look for new things in our eld. When they see the same exhibitors they tend to complain that items are old. But that doesn’t mean they accept new ones so easily. I do bring in a lot of new products from new exhibitors. Customers’ awareness about the latest trends is a must to encourage the exhibitors. Support System Srikant is the greatest gift God had given; he has been supporting me at every juncture. From him I have learnt, how to handle stress, accept failures and how to be content. I have equally supportive parents and parents-in-laws. I share great

bonding with my mother-in-law. She is like my mom. Transformation When I started this new journey, there were risks and discouragement. Even health wise, things weren’t going smooth. However, my condence kept growing as I went on holding exhibitions. Earlier I used to dread travelling alone and always had my husband accompanying me. Now I not only travel alone but also stay. My PR skills have strengthened immensely. In Vijayawada, Kakinada, Guntur, people recognize me. I have built my own identity.

This is a very competitive eld; there are comment, compliment, encouragement and pulling back too.

Upcoming Exhibitions I will be holding exhibitions in Taj Krishna and Chola Sheraton in Chennai by this month end. Since it is the rst time I am going there, I do have my doubts and apprehensions. Of course, I have to overcome my fear. Metro city experience will help me know the pulse of the crowd and the fashion fads. This I can pass on to the people of smaller places, where there is a little hesitation in accepting the avant garde. But a steady and repeated exposure to fashion will certainly help them accept new trends. Future Plans We also believe in giving back to the society. That gives us immense satisfaction. We help some poor students.

We started a trust called Jagruti to create awareness in women about healthy diet, wrong practices during pregnancy and childbirth, risks of iron and calcium deciencies etc. Suggestion to Women Women should have will power to withstand any problem. Always walk along with your family in your path of dreams. In pursuit of your aim, go ahead, take risk. You might fail once, twice but third time you are bound to succeed. FAST FIVE Leisure Time To spend quality time with my family, in-laws and parents. Greatest Wish I am very happy with the identity as Fouzia Tarranum. Not exaggerating, at times I feel jealous of myself. I am blessed to have my babies San and Dany and Srikant as my husband. I just wish life to be blissful even in years to come. Decoding Fashion It should be presentable and suiting you. Fashion Indulgence Being a woman I love to buy everything, but certainly only those that suit me. I don’t go by trends, as earlier once or twice I did blunders and learnt my lessons. (Laughs) Escapades I want to go on world tour with my family.

HER THOUGHTS • I put exhibitors’ interest before mine. • Life is small but it is beautiful, we must look at it positively • The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential....these are the keys that will unlock the doors to personal excellence


By Anahita Ahuja




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olly Gurbani, Hyderabad’s rst jewellery designer to win the Power Brand Rising Star award, is a name to reckon with when it comes to customised jewellery. Her brand Diyaash caters to the women of today, who carefully choose only exquisite pieces. Dolly’s love for travel in search of various concepts is what helps her in c r e a t i n g t h e extraordinary. It’s her ne eye for detail and class that differentiate her from others. Over the years, the brand has carved a niche for itself in the jewellery market.

The Inception I am fond of jewellery right from my childhood. I realized that this eld had been in my destiny since then. Even when I went shopping with family to purchase garments, my attention would always be focused on the jewellery that needed to match the clothes purchased. Slowly this became a habit and my love and passion made me develop an observant and critical eye. I got married and settled in Jakarta. I remember, I would advise people on various jewellery designs and even had people appreciating the designs I had created for myself, as they looked different. That was when I started getting queries from people requesting me to design similar pieces for them as well. I then decided to get into serious designing and had my rst jewellery exhibition in Jakarta in 2001. This was a huge success and changed my life completely. This denitely was the turning point in my life and gave me the motivation to turn my passion into profession. After 12 years of marriage I shifted back to Hyderabad to give the best education to my two daughters, Diya and Aashna., Around same time, I launched my own store Diyaash – ne designer jewellery in Hyderabad. The name is an amalgamation of their names.

using such diamonds and when he said he would try, I gave him the design that came to my mind at that instance. He made it for me and the result was an exquisite piece. I won a lot of appreciation from all those who saw it. I was greatly motivated by this incident. It made me realize that I had the capability to come out with my own unique designs. Inspiration I am an avid traveller and love travelling across the globe in search of the extraordinary. I feel this helps me come out with exclusive designs. Customisation Custom designing involves a lot of understanding and hence is a tough job. But when you see that the nal product has come out to be an exclusive piece – giving birth to your trademark – it all becomes worth it. So what I design is my mark and stays with me forever. Hence all the efforts put in get recognition and creativity is duly awarded.

Professional Gyan Over the years, as a designer I have developed an eye for nesse and exclusivity. It is all about believing in yourself. You don’t have to follow the crowd, it is all about it the right way and the rest automatically will fall in place. While the various exhibits Biggest Achievement have taught me that different Winning the Power Brand’s Award by people have different demands. Planman Media in the Rising star category A particular design maybe is my biggest achievement so far. It has successful in one exhibition, ofcially given me recognition as the rising while the need for something star in the jewellery arena in the country else arises in the next – and it’s a huge honour. I feel extremely something that probably no one blessed and proud as well. I always liked in the previous one! believed that I was different, my designs It is only with experience that were unique and today an unbiased one learns people’s national recognition has proved that. requirements and gauges their Recently I have designed the wedding tastes. I have improved and rings for Geeta Basra and Harbhajan improvised along the way. Singh, and it gives me immense joy to Favourite Materials have been able to do so. I enjoy working with gold or Most Special Piece platinum. And if one is talking My very rst design is the most precious about gemstones then, they’d to me. It was 17 years ago when I walked be rubies, emeralds and into a jewellery store and browsed sapphires. What’s happened through a catalogue where a ring caught now is that rubies and emeralds my eye. It had two marquis shaped have gotten a bit common, so I diamonds and what fascinated me most prefer sticking to sapphires as was the shape of it. Looking at it, I asked much as I can – that’s also the jeweller if he could make something because I love the colour.

Any fancy shape of diamonds, except the heart shaped ones, fascinate me. I usually use marquis, princess and drops in my pieces. I make a conscious attempt to make contemporary jewellery, which is wearable on both, Indian and western outts. Usually it is a fusion of precious stones, diamonds and uncut diamonds. I personally prefer handmade jewellery, along with a little bit of CAD since with a combination of both we can achieve that perfect nish. Future Plans If things work out the way I want them to, I would love to open up a base in Dubai. And God willing, open a bigger jewellery lounge in Hyderabad. Define Luxury Diyaash! (laughs) People nd me expensive so I call it a luxury. But this luxury is worth it, since it gives immense satisfaction to my clients and brings a smile on their faces.

People nd me expensive so I call Diyaash a luxury… but this luxury is worth it!

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Hyderabad As a Market Hyderabad as an industry is still growing. There is demand for exclusivity and people do have an eye for the extra-ordinary. Having said that, I feel the market isn’t like how it was before. With a new store opening almost every day, there is a lot of competition. By God’s grace, there is enough space for creativity to survive, thanks to which, I have been well accepted in the market and won a loyal customer base here. Family Support I would not have been where I am today without my family – especially my father and his brothers. They’ve trusted me blindly throughout and with the kind of money that has gone into the business, I wouldn’t have been able to do anything without that trust. They have believed in me through my ups and downs, without once questioning what I was doing. It is only when one has a support system that strong, that they get anywhere in life.

Your greatest fear A death in the family! Can’t relate to even one member going away. Is there anything you’d like to change about yourself? My weight Your idol My father. I’ve seen him standing like a pillar of strength for everyone through his/her ups and downs and for the support he’s extended to all his kids. If you won a lottery… what would you do? I would buy the biggest diamond for myself! What would you like to be known for? An original, inspiring, humble and God fearing person and an exquisite designer. Your motto? God my leader HER THOUGHTS: •Good will one builds is worth more than the millions of dollars one earns. •A strong support system must for success •

I Believe that, whatever I am today or wherever I stand today, it is all the glory to Him and without Him I’m nobody.

The Spiritual Side I follow Christianity and truly believe that without Christ I am nothing. People who believe that spirituality is a strong aspect of my life are the ones who have seen God work in my life. I denitely think that it is important every person realizes this aspect because it makes life easier to deal with. Advice to Women Entrepreneurs To all those women who want to make a career of their own, I would say believe in yourself, have good will, have the faith and courage to explore different aspects of life. Take one step at a time, and do your best, and after that, leave the rest to God. QUICK NINE Your favourite holiday destination Maldives On what occasion do you lie (Laughs) I don’t want to reveal it, so that I don’t lie again. Your idea of perfect happiness There is nothing called ‘perfect’, so nd happiness in ‘imperfection’.

Over the years, as a designer I have developed an eye for finesse and exclusivity. It is all about believing in yourself.


True Tastes of By Anahita Ahuja



ith various cultures, come their varied foods and offering just that to us, all under one roof, is United Kitchens Of India. It serves seven different cuisines. Having opened less than three months ago, this stand-alone restaurant has already served over 30,000 people. Rajasthan, Punjab, Kerala, Bengal, Telangana, Chettinad, North Indian and even Chinese cuisines are what their menu offers. Right from their kitchen, we have Chef Rizwan, sharing some of his favourite recipes.

Chef Rizwan

Shoot by Dinakar Pamu Bhutteyan De Kebab Ingredients American Corn Onion Carom seeds (ajwain) Ghee Green chillies Chilli flakes Whole jeera Turmeric powder Maida Refined oil Salt Semiya

20gm 0.5gm 0.025gm 0.25gm 0.01gm 0.01gm 0.015gm 0.005gm 0.05gm 5ml 1gm

Method: Take the American corn and make a paste of it. Take a pan, pour ghee and temper with carom seeds. Add the chopped onions and fry them till they turn brown. Add salt, green chillies, chilli flakes, jeera, turmeric powder and maida to this, mix it properly and keep it aside to cool down. Then make a tikka with it and coat it with semaiya. Deep fry the semiya coated tikkas in refined oil. To complete the dish, serve with a topping of curd.

Ajwaini Paneer De Tikke Ingredients Paneer (Cottage Cheese)


Carom Seeds (Ajwain)

5 gm

Green chilli


Whole Jeera




Mustard Oil


Amul Cream


Turmeric Powder


Yellow Chilli powder


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Method: Take the Paneer and cut in cubes. On the other hand, take curd, add the carom seeds, green chillies, jeera, mustard oil, cream, turmeric powder and yellow chilli powder to it and mix it properly, to get the marination paste ready. Mix the made paste with the paneer cubes and keep aside for 30 minutes. Add these paneer pieces to skewers and grill in tandoor.

Murgh Angaar Ingredients Chicken leg boneless




Ginger chopped


Garlic pealed


Coriander fresh


Red chilli flakes


Salt Red chilli powder


Green chilli


Refined Oil


Method Take a pan, pour refined oil and heat it. Add onions to the oil and fry it till brown. Take the ginger chop, garlic pealed, fresh coriander and add it to the pan – mix it well. Now, add the chicken into it and mix it properly again. Keep aside for at least 2 hours to settle in. Take these chicken pieces, add them on skewers and cook in tandoor.

Malai Paneer Roll Ingredients Paneer (Cottage Cheese)


Amul Cheese




Green Chilli


White Pepper Powder


Jeera Powder


Coriander Green


Amul Cream


Method: Cut the paneer into thin slices. On the other side, mix the cheese, khowa, green chillies, white pepper powder, jeera powder, coriander leaves and cream, and prepare a filling. Stuff this filling, gently in the thin slices of paneer and grill on the tava. Garnish with coriander green to add the finishing touches.

Paneer Ke Sooley Ingredients Paneer (Cottage Cheese)


Refined Oil


Red Chilli Whole


Salt Whole Jeera




Chat Masala


Peeled Garlic




Method Take the paneer and cut in cubes. On the other hand, take curd and add red chillies, salt, jeera, refined oil, chat masala, garlic and ginger, to it and mix it properly. Mix this paste with the paneer cubes and keep aside for 30 minutes. Add these paneer pieces to skewers and grill in tandoor.

Koramenu BBQ Grill Ingredients Murrel Whole Mustard Seed Mustard Oil Green Chilli Salt Amul Cream Yellow Chilli Powder Turmeric Powder Ginger Peeled Garlic Chat Masala Roasted Jeera Powder

800gm 0.15gm 0.75gm 0.2gm 0.2gm 0.1gm 0.75gm 0.1gm 0.175gm 0.075gm 0.15gm

Method: Wash the fish well and then make slices of it, without losing its shape. Take the mustard seeds, green chillies, salt, mustard oil, cream, yellow chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger, garlic, jeera powder and chat masala in curd and make a paste for marination. Now add this paste to the fish and keep it aside for at least a day. Staying careful about the shape of the fish, add it on skewers and cook in a tandoor.

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Fish Kobiraji ingredients Fish fillet bekthi Green chillies Onions Eggs Peeled garlic Breadcrumbs Ginger Oil Lemon Coriander-chopped Mint-chopped Besan Salt

500gm 4gm 100gm 8 no 5gm 250gm 25gm 8 tbsp 1 no 100gm 50gm 100gm

Method Wash the fish fillets properly. Soak the fish in salt, lemon juice and 4 cups of water for about 10 minutes, and then drain and wipe dry. Now marinate the fish for an hour with onion, garlic, ginger, green chilli paste, finely chopped mint, coriander and salt to taste – to which now mix the gram flour and salt. Drop the entire paste over the fish. On the other side, heat some oil in a pan. Beat eggs with a pinch of salt. Take each fillet and cover it with the beaten eggs mix. Then sprinkle it with breadcrumbs. Deepfry the fillets till they're brown on both sides.

Grilled Garlic Prawns ingredients Tiger Prawns


Peeled Garlic


Red Chilli Flakes



1 no

Salt Maggi Seasoning Powder 1gm Black Pepper Powder

Method: Cut the tiger prawns from the top. Mix the garlic, red chillies, lemon, salt, magi seasoning powder and black pepper powder to make a marination. Add this paste to the prawns and keep it a side for 10 minutes. Now grill it on the tava.


Litchi Surprise


ingredients Litchi crush 30ml Elderflower syrup 15ml Pineapple juice 60ml

Candy Crush

Method: Mix all the ingredients in a blender with ice and blend till it gets smooth. Serve in a Margarita glass and garnish with a lemon wheel

Strawberry Slush ingredients Fresh mint leaves 10 Ginger 5gm Strawberry crush: 30ml Method: Blend all the ingredients in a blender with ice till it gets smooth. Garnish with fresh mint and ginger juliens.

ingredients Pineapple Juice Apple Juice Hazelnut Syrup

90 ml 120ml 20ml

Method: Mix all the ingredients in a shaker and serve in a tall glass. Garnish it with Cadbury gems and Choco Waffers. red | november 2015 | 96




ishay Gothi is at the cash counter, holding a huge coffee mug full of the invigorating brew sending up spiraling steam in one hand and tapping away the keys of a laptop with the other. But there seems to be umpteen slips between the cup and his lip -interruptive phone calls; advice-seeking juniors; inquisitive customers and deliberating business associates. The young man of three and twenty deals with all of this with great patience and perseverance, which are rare to nd in his age group. We catch up with, perhaps, the youngest to be in the business of the famous Gothi clan at their sprawling showroom. Vishay speaks of his business in a smooth ow, replete with focused thoughts and nely chosen words. Here we record his pace, plans and projects. On Ready Platform... Vishay inherited the trade empire built by his grandfather and father.



But ask him what it is to be bestowed By V. Sarada with a readymade platform, pat comes the reply. “It is a platform alright, but certainly not a ‘readymade’ one. Even if you take over an established business, you have to work your way up to keep it growing. One has to plough a lonely furrow to emerge victorious. We have to constantly churn out new ideas and concepts and introduce new lines of products to thrive. So there is no chance of any of us resting on the laurels. Of course, I am indebted to them as they gifted me with the trust and goodwill of customers of four generations.” Migrating to Vizianagaram from Rajasthan prior to Independence, Vishay’s grandfather the late Mr.Pukhraj Gothi set up his shop, supplying household articles. Vizag became the next destination for the Gothis whose business grew in leaps and bounds. Setting up six ever-busy outlets had become the prerogative of Vishay’s father Mr.Mahavir Gothi. Vishay’s mother Mrs.Mahima plays a pivotal role, managing both the home and business, besides raising Vishay and his sister Sakshi. red | november 2015 | 98

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On Filial Compulsions..... “None whatsoever, I was neither groomed/forced to take over the business nor was I inclined towards it. I was excellent in academics which I pursued in Timpany. After obtaining BBA degree in Mumbai, I joined the business, as its Director, purely on my own volition. ” On Range & Reach..... Gothisons has now on its shelves a whopping 80,000 products that include home decor, steel, brass and copper ware, household items, components, furniture, modular kitchens and gift items. “In fact, we are here to turn any structure with naked walls into a fully furnished and cosy/comfortable/ luxurious home. We also do guesthouses. For example, we have done all the furniture for residential and guesthouse units of Aditya Birla group. Our reach is up to Odisha and MP,” explains Vishay.

My objective is to become a household name across the country. On Smart City.... “Yes we are eagerly awaiting this transformation, which will open an ocean of opportunities for entrepreneurs and youth. We will contribute our own mite by offering the world-class shopping experience in the region. On Markets Home & Abroad....... We attend various trade fairs/events across the world and also study overseas

On Marketing Hitches.... No path is hurdle-free. The biggest hurdle an entrepreneur faces is the ever-changing government policies. This is inevitable in a democratic set up, but the authorities should see to it that information about the new policies reached the people concerned on time. On Future Plans.... I shall introduce a ‘never-before thought of experience-based shopping to the city.

On Online Markets as Rivals.... No rivalry whatsoever, on the contrary it boosts our business further because we give a better price. Our outlets next door keep city customers chained to us. You will nd our shopping cart online soon. On Missing Young Hours.... I don’t miss out on anything. I play guitar. I led a Rock band as vocalist On CSR Activities ..... For us charity begins at home. We take good care of our staff and their families. Vishay may sing western tunes, but his heart remains with his land. “Other countries hold no lure for me. Of course many of us have creative ideas. But how many of us get an opportunity to pursue them?” asks Vishay, with genuine concern.

On His Own Adds On..... I have built the corporate presence for corporate gifting and captured the entire market, besides brining in many unique ideas and concepts in all aspects of the business right from the product line to the customer handling. Now we have a tie-up with a German company Karcher to deal with industrial cleaning equipment. We are also into fabrication of canteens. On His Strengths.... My assets are my out-of-the box thinking and diligence and I know the value of time. Initially, I didn’t want to directly come into business. But I was brimming with many innovative ideas. They too have a shelf life. Once the time passes, they become irrelevant and useless. Realising the urgency in implementing my concepts, I landed here earlier than I planned.

On Change in Customers’ Profile.... There is a drastic change in customers’ prole in the last two years. I attribute it to e-commerce and internet. Earlier customers would buy only out of need but now they are ready to accommodate and try new products.

On that note I leave him, wondering when he would get to take the next sip from the mug that no longer emanates aromatic steam.

markets to update ourselves with the latest trends and traits. We adopt them, modifying them to suit the native requirements. We are at least a decade behind others. Our people cut corners to gain short term benets. While our foreign counterparts are quality-oriented, we are cost-oriented. Superstitions are yet another trait peculiar to us. We follow muhurats to make a purchase. Talk of people on the other side of the counter - people abroad keep their work strictly apart from their personal life whereas in our case the line sinks. That is the reason why we are stressed out. On Attrition..... We have 200 people on our rolls and most of them have been with us for the past 30 to 40 years. They are such an integral part of our lives that their second name has become Gothi.



ARE GIVING COO By Anahita Ahuja


e is one of the youngest in the industry to have headed a hospital and one meeting with Harish Manian, you know exactly why. He is suave, dapper and knows his work through and through. Now the Chief Operating Officer of the Continental Hospitals, we catch up with the man himself to understand him, his work, and the business and challenges a hospital faces in today’s world.

What’s the capacity of the hospital like? It can go close to 1000 beds and we are in the process of ramping it up big time. We are venturing into heart and liver transplant and enhancing our strength in oncology. Later ,the lifestyle related clinical services likes cosmetic dentistry, cosmetology, IVF services and lasic –will come up soon.

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What’s a typical week like, in the life of a COO? Meetings, meetings and more meetings! (laughs) well, that is what I normally do. With the way Parkway Pantai is coming big time into India, it’s only getting better. This is our rst initiative and we have some alliances, hence need to take care of those.

How soon? They are all at various stages of progress. For example the lasic should start in a month, IVF by January and we are looking at developing the liver transplant. Presently, we are getting the surgical team ready and in the next 3 months it should be running. My passion has always been the heart transplant programme, so we are looking at developing that. Multi-organ transplantation is a focus area for me. We are also working on cardiology, gastroenterology and oncology.

cheaper than many of the hospitals around and that is one message I want to send across. We are absolutely transparent, when it comes to billing and I want to take that to the next level where I can predict and keep the bill to that value. We are going to launch something called the Price Assurance Programme where we ensure that if we have given a quote to someone, hell or high waters we honour it. These are some measures we are taking to buy in that loyalty from our customers. Anything else? Yes! Everyone wants a discount! No matter where one goes, whether it is to a shopping mall or jewellery store – they won’t bother asking but in a hospital, it is the birth right of every Indian to ask for

How do you keep up with the international standards? This hospital is, probably, one of the top ve in the country – purely based on the infrastructure. Each measurement, each inch is made to JCI standards. Secondly, the quality of work we offer. It has been two years since we started and we are practically zero infection when it comes to all intervention procedures and that is a landmark when we talk about any hospital in India. We are also planning to now roll out a campaign about this. Congratulations! That surely isn’t an easy task… Thank you. Convincing patients is not difcult here. The moment they enter the premises, they know they have reached the right place. Is the distance the only challenge? Yes, that is my biggest challenge. If I was 5 km into the city, my fortune would have been different. But healthcare is one domain where people go to any length to get good service; so it is a paradoxical situation for me and I wait for people to accept it. By getting better talent on board, we will overcome this. We are anticipating good clinical talent. This doesn’t mean we don’t have good talent already, but it will only get better. Secondly, people tend to get intimidated by the colossal structure and wonder if they can afford it. In fact, we are

discount. They do it with so self righteously. They don’t realize that the margins are less here. What is the objective of the hospital? To be one of the nest hospitals in this part of the world. We have seven Centers of Excellence for the hospital and I want to be the last mile hospital in the next two years. These seven include orthopedics, oncology, cardiac, neurosciences, gastroenterology, mother and child and emergency and critical care. And the vision? By utilizing the best practices from across the world, continuously evaluating and

improving. We strive to give top quality care. We foster innovation, teamwork, personal responsibility and trust in every aspect and uphold patient dignity, safety and respect. Our partnership with Parkway Pantai is yet another step towards excellence. Continental Hospitals adherence to quality patient care and safety norms reconrms its international standards Where do you see this hospital in two years? I see 550 beds running, with 10 theatres functioning and 100 ICUs. What’s your goal for 2016? To establish the best programme in liver transplant and eye surgery, improve the dentistry, IVF and cosmetology, develop multi-organ transplant programmes and take the bed capacity to from 350 to 450. What factors influence the growth of a hospital? A good consultant team is all we need. A patient will only come back if he gets an experience he has not received before. What are the challenges you face as a COO? My challenges are multifold. I have a challenge of expansion, engaging consultants, getting new talent on board, expansion of the facility then to market the facility. As a COO you don’t have any one else to blame and the board looks up to you – you have to answer to them. Let’s talk about your accomplishments... I’ve been one of the youngest in the industry to head a hospital. I was given excellence award. I am a healthcare professional who worked with Fortis and earned applause. We got a national award for energy efciency, got NABH for the hospital and then I have been a part of 2-3 leadership programmes. I am on the governing council for a couple of management schools. I did executive programmes from IIMs, Ahemdabad and Bangalore. Before signing off… I’d like to say that we are here to stay and ensure that people are well taken care of.





ish to watch big events on big screen at home but we feel the overall TV experience has not taken big strides. Well, for newer TV experience, it is time we keep a watch on apps. From big we turn our attention to thinnest and lightest gadgets that snuggle in the hand. Here is the range.

Inputs from Mr. Duke, MobiCare

IPAD MINI 4 iPad mini 4 puts everything you love about iPad into an incredibly sleek and portable design. Powered by an A8 chip with second-generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture, it can handle even the most demanding apps. The iSight camera is armed with an improved sensor and an Apple-designed image signal processor. It also includes handy features like panorama, time-lapse video, slo-mo, and burst and timer modes. The front facing FaceTime HD camera is redesigned too, with a refined sensor and larger pixels for even better low-light performance. red | november 2015 | 102

NEXUS 5X, THE RIGHT PHONE Under the 5.2" display is a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808 processor and a 2700 mAh battery, so videos, apps and games look great and run fast, all day long. The reversible USB Type-C plug speeds up charging. The Google Camera app is easy to use. Larger 1.55 µm pixels absorb more light in even the dimmest conditions and make photos sharp. The fastest version, Android 6.0 Marshmallow brings you the latest software updates.

TOUCHJET WAVE The Touchjet WAVE Plus is the only device that turns your flat screen TV or monitor into a giant tablet. Touchjet combines the newest infrared technology, sensors, Android operating system, and built-in patented Light Processing Unit creates an at-home experience. Its camera and dual stereo microphones offer better voice control. Stream movies, music, play all mobile games, share content, create interactive presentations, collaborate on a digital whiteboard and Skype- all from the biggest screen.

APPLE TV The new Apple TV comes with its own app store powered by a new tvOS platform. Many streaming services available for download, including apps such as iTunes Movies and TV, Apple Music, Netflix and Stan. Not to forget apps for health and fitness, gaming and lifestyle. The range may be limited now, but you will see a lot more appearing on the set top box. The thin and small remote control isn’t overloaded with mystery buttons. The top half contains the glass touch surface, which has been engineered to mimic the fluid navigation experienced on other Apple products. It has an in-built microphone so users can issue voice commands to Siri. It has an accelerometer and gyroscope and can double as a gaming controller.

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Like all her endeavours- providing legal support for prisoners in Gulf, supporting their families, balancing work and life, her renewed commitment to Telugu language in foreign shores is unique and inspiring. Her evolution from the young Rangoli-drawing girl-next-door of Vizag to the legal and social dynamo of Dubai, is the crux of this write up. We nd out how rightly accessorized clothes and her well propounded thoughts make her Anuradha, the perfect.

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By V. Sarada

Bold And Beautiful

y tryst with her started with a formal early morning press conference and ended on a fun-filled shopping note. The intervening hours were just a roller coaster ride with Ms.Anuradha Vobbilisetty, a legal consultant from Dubai, who had left me wondering from where she garnered that incredible energy and zeal. She remained fresh and smiling throughout the tightly packed day, meeting innumerable obligations- from personal to social.

If her beauty captures your attention, her personality wins over your heart and her wisdom stimulates your brain. She is at once a gregarious socialite, an outstanding lawyer, a doting mother (involuntarily connecting to her son, Vaibhav in Dubai almost every hour) and a committed social activist.

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Please tell us from the beginning. Though we belong to Vizianagaram, my father the late Mr.M.Satyanarayana worked in Vizag all through. I, along with four siblings, was brought up under the devoted care of my mother Mrs.Krishnaveni. We had a happy childhood in the scenic city. I pursued my studies here and obtained Masters degree in Public Administration.

Why did you choose Law? I may not be able to pinpoint any particular incident that goaded me to take up law. But I was given to understand at a very young age that justice is within the reach of only the rich and powerful and beyond the underprivileged. With the sole objective of bringing justice to the doorstep of the poor, I studied law and enrolled as a lawyer in 1995 and joined Mr.N.Venkata Ranganatham as his junior. I took to this profession like sh to water and won my very rst case. It was nine years of fruitful legal practice in Vizag and Vizianagaram, Godavari Districts. I give credit of this success to my father who encouraged me from the very rst step. Even as a budding lawyer, I used to take up cases of the underdog without charging them.

How did Dubai happen? My sister got a job in Dubai in 2005 and about the same time a friend wanted me to sort out a legal tangle there. Hence I went there. I happened to attend the Ugadi celebrations of Telugu association. There I was inundated with queries over many legal issues. I thought I should give it a try and started reading the judgments available in English. Choosing from the top ten legal rms, I joined Dr.Ibrahim Al Mulla Legal Consultants as an advocate and legal consultant. How did you meet your life partner? Little did I realise that along with the professional role there was yet another one awaiting me. I met Mr.Suresh, son of former Vizianagaram MLA, Mr. Vobbilisetty Rama Rao and the acquaintance grew into love and culminated in marriage. Suresh is the Managing Director of Alfa Metal Industry in Dubai. Adding sheen to my marital bliss, arrived our bundle of joy, Vaibhav who is now nine years old and we are happily settled. What is your ideology? I could save 13 people involved in 8 or 9 cases from capital punishment. I never chronicle any of these things nor do I look back at them as major achievements. As a woman, I am given the privilege of giving birth and nurturing another life. By giving a fresh lease of life to them, I feel I have become mother as many times. Don’t we call it social service? I refuse to attribute any such tags. I am ordained to do this and I do it. I am a very normal human being, leading a normal life. What is the motivation? I have all the gifts life can give like

education, wealth, happy marriage, heroworshipping son who thinks I am the best in the entire world, doting relatives. If you ask me why I work, work and work, I have to really fumble for an answer. In stray moments of self pity, I ask myself, “Why I am unable to sit back and enjoy life when everything is going so ne for me?” But when I really settle down to do that, my conscious rises up against me, pointing out that I am losing out on precious time

inadvertently land themselves in tight spots and jails. Some arrive in the Gulf, through improper channels and some without proper documents. As Sharia Law forbids expatriate practising directly in the courts, I prepare case les and advise the parties entangled in criminal cases. There are a number of Indians languishing in Dubai jails. I counsel them and reach them the much needed legal assistance.

How many Telugu people are facing such a plight? The migrant population from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is the highest in the Gulf countries. Many land there seeking greener I am like those dolls that stand erect, whichever pastures, burning their way you throw them. bridges at home. They overstay, inviting visa problems. Often the company that hires them neither helps them in renewing visas nor pays their salaries. These people are not even aware that they have friends and saviours in the Indian Embassy to mitigate their problems as they nurse misapprehensions. It is time we created awareness of the expatriates’ rights and the facilities that are at their disposal.

which could be put to better use. The swing between these two feelings often leads me to a kind of depression. But I am like those dolls that stand erect, whichever way you throw them. The satisfaction I derive from standing for the workers is totally missing in the pursuits of self indulgence. Little more about your professional progress... I am moved by the plight of people who

What do you expect from our government? Unfortunately, not enough is being done by our government to take care of NRIs in troubled waters. A suitable mechanism should be created to scrutinise all their documents thoroughly and route their journey only through government channels. I keep bringing this demand to all the people concerned and appeal to them to safeguard the blue-collared, who are ignorant of rules and regulations, face hardships. What is that you want to change in our legal system? Pardon the cliché, justice delayed is justice denied. I wish we could speed up the judicial procedures in our country. red | november 2015 | 105

What is the status of women in general and Indian women in particular? The question itself is outdated. We are all well educated, self-sufcient, advanced and know our way about in the world. My advice to women is not to wallow in self pity. It is time we erased negative thoughts and evinced condence in ourselves. How liberated are women in Dubai? Gulf women are very independent. They are highly educated. Go to any sector you nd women occupying high posts. Tell us about Pathasala I was the rst female member to head Telugu Sravanthi in Dubai and served from 2012 to 2014. But Pathasala is my own concept to propagate Telugu among NRI children. I did try to realise it through Telugu Sravanthi, but things were not moving at the pace I wanted them to. So I stepped out and started my own association UAE Telugu NRI Forum, with the tagline ‘A

An incident that you cannot forget. Five residents of Degam, Nizambad were involved in a murder case. The case was highly sensitive because of big numbers being awarded with death sentence, including the discussions at Parliament. Holding my newly born baby, I, along with Suresh approached the victim’s family in deep interiors of Nizamabad and obtained the release as per the legal system. Since the involved families are labour from poor families, there was no chance for the blood money realising by them. I raised funds from donors and could save few lives and get justice to the bereaved family. The kin of the punished were very poor and approached government to give permission to sell their kidneys. I invested my time and money to save them. Moreover, the frequent travel deprived me of the opportunity of nursing my own child. It was a big lesson to me and a milestone in my career.

helping hand can change the world’ and a very relevant logo. Now I am opening my Pathasala on Nov.14, the Children’s Day, for which I am inviting a few dignitaries from our state. Putting the best foot forward, we have enrolled as many as 100 students. We are taking the textbooks selected by TANA to teach the language to the children of NRIs. The students will be obtaining the certicates from Sri Potti Sriramulu Telugu University on completion of the course.

AWARDS & REWARDS • Ugadi Puraskaram by Andhra Pradesh Government • Pravesi Mitra Award by Migrants Right Council • Women Achievers Award by Vasavi Youth Club Dubai • Indian Consulates certicate of appreciation • Award from Arya Vaisya Nizamabad Sangham for Best Services • Felicitated by Abu Dhabi Masafa Telugu Association

Unfortunately, not enough is being done by our government to take care of NRIs in troubled waters.

How safe are the Gulf countries? As safe or unsafe as any other place. In fact, crime rate is much less when compared to many countries. If you migrate with an impeccable track record and documents and a proper job in hand, nothing can stop you from ourishing there.


a brand of her own By Anahita Ahuja


alk about events and wedding planners in Hyderabad and there’s no way Archie Paranji’s name wouldn’t pop up. A perfect example of the saying “all good things come in small packages”, she’s a one stop shop for someone who’s looking at organizing an event of any sort. Impulsive, fun and social are three words that describe this dynamic lecturer-turnedevent planner to the hilt. Here’s an insight to know her better. How about starting with how you got into this field… Well, it happened because my friend, Deepti Reddy bullied the life out of me to do the third anniversary party of her magazine. She was sure that if I was to host it, it would be as much fun. And that’s how I ended up doing it and before I knew it, it had become my career.

New career? Yes, I was an interior designer before that and a lecturer prior to that. I used to teach English literature for almost 15 years. Then one day I decided to give it up. It was during this break that I took up a course in interior designing and then for about two years did that. My son, Shantanu, was rather young then, and interiors did require a lot of time, so I stopped working in order to focus on him. It was when events happened to me, that I think I truly found my calling 12 years ago. Let’s talk about the brand ‘Archie’! What’s there to talk about the brand Archie? (Laughs) On a serious note, I think it is always been about being social, Shoot by Dinakar Pamu

one ne day we decided to be partners too. She is into fashion and styling and I have been associated with everything to do with luxury, from clothes and jewellery to furniture. We decided to take it to a different level by making it like a trunk show with different designers. Tell us more about ABsolut Style… Hyderabad is a small city and really lacked in providing that segment of society with a choice in clothes so we tried to ll that gap. It was something exclusive. We had handpicked designers, who were offering

I never want to do anything run of the mill. So there is freshness. Not being trained in this eld also works for me. I paint and sing, so the artistic side comes from there. My literature and interior background too helps

Which is your most challenging events? There was this wedding, where the bride was totally opposed to the idea of using owers. That left me bafed. So I had strings of rudraksh hanging around the mandap and lotus leaves for backdrop. That was one of the most unusual decors I’ve done. At another wedding they wanted to come up with a French look, so we ended up working with paper! Even the cake table was decorated with it and the overall effect was phenomenal! Moving on, how did your latest venture… ABsolut Style happen? Bobby and I have been good friends and

Your aspirations? To one day work with Preston Bailey! He’s the daddy of all events, the best wedding planner and best orist in the world. I met him once in Delhi and that was the most exciting day of my life. I feel gratied even if I get one opportunity to work with him. He is doing one event in Delhi and I made sure that I was invited for it so that I could follow him around! I am very star struck when it comes to him. How supportive has the family been? Fabulously supportive! I wouldn’t have been able to do anything if it wasn’t for them. My mother-in-law used to take care of my son while I was away teaching at college. If she hadn’t agreed to, I wouldn’t have stepped out. My husband Jayanth has been my pillar of strength throughout. When I decided to one day not teach anymore and took a sabbatical, he was more than okay with it. That break made me a lot more condent and helped in making me who I am today. Even the day I decided to leave interiors and take up events, he looked at me like I had gone mad but still supported the entire thing! I’ve been blessed. (Smiles)

being fun and involved in whatever I do. Being a social person really helped and to add to that I have my fun and meticulous side, making it a better combination. Above all, it is the trust they have in me; the trust that I do take good care.

What is that one thing that worked for you? I am very impulsive by nature. I do things without planning and I think that is my strength. That is what had happened when I took up my rst event. I wasn’t afraid of trying out new things.

What according to you is your greatest achievement? It might sound cliché, but to see my son grow. I know he’ll kill me for saying this I wish him to remain the sensitive and caring man he is today.

fashionable stuff without it being exorbitant. What do you think of the fashion scene in the city? IHyderabadis are well travelled and well exposed, they are very much in tune with what is happening in the country and internationally. So Bobby and I put our heads together and picked up designers. Out all the vocations you pursued, which one do you like? I got into teaching even before my M.A. results were out only because there was a vacancy and the whole idea of having a salary excited me. One thing followed the other and every place has been more fun than the previous one. What I’m doing now excites me as I look forward to meeting new people. For me, that is the most important since I love meeting people. It is invigorating for me.

If you had to pick between success or riches? I want both! Why do I have to choose? One thing you’d like to change about yourself? I wish I was taller… then I’d automatically be thinner! If you are born again, who would you want to come back as? I’d want to come back as me… but a taller, slimmer me! Before you sign off… I hope I keep getting wonderful opportunities like I always have. I am nothing close to what I was when I started off and I am sure everyone evolves but I feel it is these different experiences and career paths that came my way, that have made me who I am. I just pray that it goes on like this and it’ll be a fabulous, kick-ass life!

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Wellness Why Do I Need a Crown? What is a crown? A crown is a cover or ‘cap’ your dentist can put on a tooth. The crown restores the tooth to its normal shape, size and function. The purpose of a crown is to make the tooth stronger or improve the way it looks.

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Why do I need a crown? You may need a crown if you: • have a cavity that is too large for a filling • have a missing tooth and need a bridge • need to cover a dental implant • have a tooth that is cracked, worn down or otherwise weakened • have had a root canal treatment—the crown will protect the restored tooth • want to cover a discolored or badly shaped tooth and improve your smile!

4. The dentist or a laboratory technician then uses the model to help make the crown. 5. When the new crown is ready, the dentist places it in your mouth and makes the necessary adjustments. When you and your dentist are satisfied with how it looks and feels, the crown is cemented in place Crown is placed over prepared tooth

Crown Used to Replace a Filling

Before- Filling with decay at the edge

After- Filling replaced by a crown

How is a crown placed? Several steps are involved, and two dental visits are generally needed to complete the treatment. 1. The dentist prepares the tooth by removing its outer portion so the crown fits. Any decay is also removed. If additional tooth structure is needed to support the crown, the dentist may build up the core of the tooth. 2. An impression is made to provide an exact model for the crown. 3. You will get a temporary crown while you wait for the permanent crown to be ready—usually less than two weeks. While you have the temporary crown, this tooth may be sensitive to hot and cold. Also, avoid chewing gum or sticky foods during this time. red | november 2015 | 110

Before crown: Worn filling with decay and broken cusp

After crown placement

What is it made from? Crowns are made from several types of materials. Metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain, composite resin, or combinations of these materials may be used. In the process of making a crown, the material often is colored to blend in with your natural teeth. Your dentist wants to create a crown that looks natural and fits comfortably in your mouth. To decide on the material for your crown, your dentist will consider the tooth location, the position of the gum tissue, the patient’s preference, the amount of tooth that shows when you smile, the color or shade of the tooth, and the function of the tooth.

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@ Park


mong fun and frolic the Park was a hub of crazy revelry. Party goers were seen in full josh when it became the venue to host an evening with EDM. It was the occasion for launch of album Nucleya founded by Udyan Sagar. He being a great crowd puller, the bash saw over 400 youths having a great time. He belted out eclectic tracks which had Laung Gavacha, Street Boys, Akada Bakada, Bass Rani and many more. Set in open air, the beach party was one of its kinds in the month of October.

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hile the festive avour was in the air, there are those dedicated party freaks who kept up their jazzy weekends’ fun on. Novotel hotel appeared to be their top choice. Why not? It offered all the required dosages of entertainment to the revelers. One of the major bashes was The Big Beach Bounce – Pool Edition and the merrymakers bounced with loads of splash. The pool party kept them busy from 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm, while the After Party at Vue Bar took over the rest of the night. The key entertainer of the evening was DJ Siana Catherine from California who is also a producer, Spanish Belly Dancer, Lyricist, B-girl (hip-hop) freestyler and a Brand Model. She turned it into a euphoric event with electronic and trap music galaxy.


Hima Bindu,Srinivas,Moon Moon & Pradeep Roy

Kiran Dembla

Srinivas & Anita Shilpa & Amit Bajaj

Twice as Nice


Sachin & Komal



t was time for double celebrations as Srinivas Donthi and Pradeep Roy hosted a party to celebrate their birthdays at Air Lounge. Guests were seen dancing the night away till the wee hours, to the latest chartbusters being belted out by the DJ. With scrumptious food doing the rounds and cocktails owing, it was a night to remember. Spotted were Habib, Shazia, Sadhna Singh, Sameena, Ratan Reddy, Poonam Singh, Fazle Ali Khan and Munmun Roy

Poonam Ibrahim

Shazia Chiranjeev, Akash & Naushad

A K Singh

Pallav,Shravya,Kalpana & Nikhil Habib

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Spectacular Splash of Opulence

One of the ritziest weddings of the year was of Ganta Ravi Teja only son of Mrs.Sarada and Mr.Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Minister and Sharani youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs.Ponguru Narayana, Minister. The Sangeeth, set the pre-celebration mood. Cyber City Convention was decked up with a retro theme. Ravi’s and Sharani’s siblings, cousins and friends danced on various dance numbers. However, the most attractive beat was the special entry of Ravi and Sharani. Not to miss the song sung by Ravi.The celebration saw new highs as leaders Danam Nagender and TDP MP Avanti Srinivas grooved to the tunes played by the DJ . Ravi’s sister Pujitha and brother-in-law Prashanth were seen as perfect hosts. The glitzy and glamorous sangeeth was kept restricted to family and close friends. Spotted at the do are Anil and Parvathi Reddy, Allu Aravind, JayaPrada, Brahmini, Sarvanand and Khayam Ali.

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The talk of the state was the wedding of Ganta Ravi and Sharani and the grand celebrations that went with it. One among such special event was the cocktail party organised by groom’s father Ganta Srinivasa Rao and bride’s father, P. Narayana. Hosted at Waltair Club, it was a restricted only to select guests and the invitees’ list included the bureaucratic head honchos, business tycoons and local politicians besides MPs and ministers. Kamineni Srinivas, Health Minister played a perfect host for the evening. It became an occasion for double celebration as he hosted a surprise birthday party for Prashanth, Ganta Srinivasa’s son-in-law. None other than the Police Commissioner Amit Garg made the birthday star cut the cake. Besides the varieties of drinks, a major attraction was the serving the food the traditional way on banana leaves and it was well appreciated by the guests.

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CANCER (June 21-July 20) ARIES (March 21-April 19) You will share a good bonding with your in-laws. But with partner, some ideological issues might crop up. For the love birds, it is an ideal time to tie the nuptial knot. Be brave, work hard. Support from siblings and friends is certain. Your earnings will increase, but try to exercise control. Journeys will prove fruitful. Lucky for you: 3, Red

TAURUS (April 21-May 22) Be alert, your enemies may try to harm you. Pay attention to health. On family front it is a month of joy and cheer. Subordinates might cause you loss, so be watchful. You might embark on some unwanted journey, but results won’t be fruitful. Expecting mothers must be careful. Avoid any addiction. Lucky for you: 5, Yellow

GEMINI (May 23- June 20) This is a period indicating immense success in studies and competitions. You will find new opportunities at work. Earnings will also remain good. It’s a time to strengthen your foreign contacts. Love life is encouraging. You will also get success in government or state related matters. Lucky for you: 9, Peach

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You will get benefits from father and higher authorities and are assured of domestic happiness. Some expenses may occur on home repair or furnishing. Tension may arise due to mother's health. Be watchful about unnecessary journeys. Stay alert as your enemies may harm you. Lucky for you: 8, Brown

LEO (July 21-August 22) Family life may become a bit tough. You may have to stay away from your life partner. Don’t take any decision in a hurry. Try to postpone any important issues related to home. Those who are into field of arts will get fame. There are chances of bagging new contracts. Lucky for you: 5, Orange

VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept22) There are some problems hovering over your job and business. Guard your expenses. Your income may not be constant. Make efforts to maintain harmonic relations with life and business partners. Planning to start a new business?Better wait for some time. Stay away from taking big risks. Lucky for you: 9, Lilac

CAPRICORN (Dec 21-Jan 20) LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22) You will make contacts with influential people and get income from more than one source. Your empathic abilities go up. Personal relations may become a testing ground for experiments. Be cautious about fire and driving. Journeys especially toward West direction will be favorable. Lucky for you: 7, Silver

SCORPIO (Oct 23- Nov 21) Don’t take risk in money matters. If you are into business, there are chances of your income decreasing. Good news is that you will get success in land-property related issues. You may get some award. However, it is also a time to remain cautious, as you may develop enmity with someone close. Lucky for you: 1, Beige

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22- Dec 20) Your relation with your life partner will be harmonious. You might get good news of parenthood. Planning for a foreign tour? Go ahead. Your decision making skills will improve drastically. The problems created by your enemies, will end. Try to be cautious from your subordinates and keep them happy. Lucky for you: 15, Lavender

There may be differences with father or higher officials. So don’t get involved in any property issues. Result may not be in your favor. Health matters might worry you. There are chances of a religious journey. If you are planning to take any financial risk or initiate new tasks, then be patient and wait for the right time. Lucky for you: 21, Jade green

AQUARIUS (Jan 21-Feb18) You can expect good news from your children. Married or committed couples, your partner will extend support. Despite differences with your seniors at work, you will get support from them. Your financial status will strengthen. Even a small negligence in matters related to health may create big problems; therefore, stay alert. Lucky for you: 6, Yellow

PIECES (Feb18 - Mar 20) Give attention to your married life. Try not to hurt your partner, instead try to spend quality time with her/him. Your child’s ill health might stress you. It is not a very financially fruitful month. Stay away from deep water bodies. Be careful about your competitors.

Lucky for you: 3, Purple

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Razzmatazz- South India's Senior Most Events team Winners of the BUSINESS LEADER AWARD 2015, Razzmatazz is a 22 year old senior team of dynamic professionals with PAN INDIA presence who add extra value to simple and complex events. Call us for any/all of the following: Corporate events /Award ceremonies /Conferences & outbound events /Product launches & branding events / Exhibition services, stall design & fabrications / Thematic Events, birthdays & weddings/social events / HR events & initiatives / Corporate Dealer meets & parties / Team building & Family days / Executive retreats & Incentive programmes / Entertainment of all types / Internationals artists / Models & celebrity artists / Audio-visuals (branded) / Stages, backdrops and production sets / Protocol events with VIP dignitaries / Anchoring & hostess services / our NGO Rohit Memorial Trust/Facebook Creativity & best services at competitive rates 9052024650/ 9848191866/08912551226. Mail to, Visit Visit us on Facebook/Twitter. Florist & Decorator’s Sugandhikaa Theme party decoration’s, Wedding decoration’s, Birthday party decoration’s, Flower Bouquets, Gift & wedding packing Plot No.20, Daspalla Hill’s, Visakhapatnam. M: 9440731765, E: Gifts & Handicrafts Eastern Art Museum #10-1-9/1, Waltair Uplands, Sampath Vinayak Temple Road, Visakhapatnam - 530 003. T: 0891 6647880 F: 0891 2562775 E: F: eastern art museum Hair Transplantation Radha - International Institute of Hair Transplant #103, Siripuram Fort, Siripuram, Opp. Union Chapel Church, Vizag - 530 003 T: 0891 6458111, 9177777192 E:

Home Tutions Francis Home Tutions & Francis Tutorials - We provide tutors at your home for LKG to X (icse / cbse / ssc igcse), inter (mpc / bipc / mec) IIT / NEET / Eamcet, (All branches), M.B.B.S, MBA, CA, CPT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL T: 9052902844 Francis Titorials: We care for your child’s educition at our institute for IV to X (icse / cbse / ssc /igcse) XI & XII (icse / cbse) inter (mpc / bipc / mec)& Engineering Opp. GRT Jewellers, Waltair Uplands, Visakhapatnam. T: 9052902844 Hotels Hotel Green Park Waltair Main Road, Visakhapatnam - 530 001. Ph: 0891 6615151 Hotel Meghalaya Dr. No. 10-4-15, Ramnagar, Asilmetta Junction, Visakhapatnam T: 0891 2755141 / 145 Novotel Beach Road, Vizag T: 1860 500 2020, +91 891 2822 222 E:, The Palm Beach Nr. RK Beach, Waltair Uplands, Beach Road, Visakhapatnam T: 0891 2754026 / 27 The Dasapalla Suryabagh, Visakhapatnam. T: 0891 25564825 / 2563141 The Park Beach Road Visakhapatnam. T: 0891- 3045678 Interior Design Studio - Interior designers & consultants C2, Aakruthi, 10-1-9, Waltair uplands, Visakhapatnam - 530 003. T: 0891 2561586 F: eastern art museum E:, Project Inc Architecture, Interiors, Landscape 101, Venu Regency Plaza, Beside Raghavendra Swamy Temple, Ramnagar, Vizag - 530 002. T: 0891 2568228, 9550036999 E: International Couriers Sampath Vinayaka Express Services 47-10-37, Ratnadham Arcade, Dondaparthi Road, Near Diamond Park, Visakahapatnam - 530016 T: 0891-6636285, 6536880, M: 9291901303, Branch: 8-3-677/9, Plot No.:9, HDFC Atm Lane, Sri Krishna Devaraya Nagar Colony, Srinagar Colony Post, Yellareddyguda, Hyderabad - 5300073, M: 9299991539, E: Jewellery MVS. Jewel Park Ramatalkies Road, Vizag - 530 003. T: 0891 2509591/92/93 Lingerie Inner Elegance Shop No.: 25, VUDA Complex, Siripuram Jn., Vizag - 530 003. T: 0891 6647882 Marbles Archean Granites & Italian Marbles #52-4-6, Resapuvanipalem, Beside CMR Central, Visakhapatam - 530 013. T: 0891 2753188, 9440190226 H.O: 3-80, S.No. 52 & 53, Rama Gardens, NH-5, Yendada Vizag - 530 045. T: 0891-2782035, E: Mattresses Agarwal Home Comforts #48-18-75,Near Rama Talkies, Bullaya College Road, Vizag - 530 013. T: 0891 6637111, 9849577711 E:

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Play School Teeny Boppers Play School & Kindergarten #7-8-14, Repose, Harbour Park Road, Waltair Uplands, Vizag, A.P - 530003.Tel: 0891-2528864, 09849075129 E: Saloon Abhay Spikes The Men's Salon #24, Vuda Complex, Opp. Gurajada Kalashetram, Siripuram, Vizag - 530 001. T: 9885027449, 0891-2727449 Avenue Hair & Beauty Haritha Arcade # 10-50-54/1, Opp. Lions Club, Waltair Main Road, Ram Nagar, Vizag - 02. T : 0891-2520666, 8297120666 / 9966722395 Jawed Habib Hair & Beauty Ltd. For Men & Women #9-14-5, Praveen Plaza, VIP Road, Siripuram, Vizag - 530 003. T: 0891-2521142, 6667288, 8106788000 #58-14-51, Journalist Colony, Marripalem, Vizag - 530 009. T:0891-2780082 / 83 Jawed Habib Hair & Beauty. For Men & Women #7-1-17, Chinna Waltair Main Road, Visakhapatnam- 530 023 T: 0891-2533522, 6588099 Mark Hair & Beauty #10-50-22, First Floor, Opp. HSBC Varun Bajaj Building, Siripuram, Visakhapatnam - 530003 T: 9491272444 / 9640405675 Well Groom - The Saloon Special packages for grooms Shop No: 4, Nr. HSBC, VUDA Complex, Siripuram, Vizag. T: 0891-6649488, 9849873999,

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