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Cuisine 90 Red Haute She has been proven to be a lucky charm for Tollywood. Getting three back-to-back smashing hits, is no joke. Basking in the glory of her latest bumper hit Bale Bale Magadivoy, Lavanya Tripathi sizzles our Haute columns.

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“Say no to Genetically Modified and pesticide infested food is her mantra,” says Aastha Bajaj. She doesn’t just preach, but corrects your food habits by supplying organic food

To bring in the avant garde, introduce the latest trends and to up the style quotient of those who wish to be called fashionistas, Maniza Patny is there with her extraordinary apparel brand Anahita.

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Red Focus Cheruvu Ramakotaiah, an acclaimed builder of the region is greatly inspired by former Prime Minister Vajpayee and joined BJP. Find out how he manages to excel in both the fields.

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The onus of district administration lies on his shoulders and he has to be a tough task master. But when it comes to the inhabitants, he is an approachable and empathetic man. Meet the hero of daily life, Dr.Narasimhan Yuvaraj.

Working as a team, brothers Tejas and Harish have evolved the fashion scene to a great extent. If you are not convinced, then step into Evolve and witness what are the elements that bring about style evolution.

He might be quite young, but runs his business, touchwood, quite smoothly. Perhaps this is the advantage of trading in silk and especially if one maintains quality. Venu makes it possible with his venture Sri Krishna Silks. Besides being an expert in his eld, Amit Agarwal is a popular socialite. He talks of business and beyond in Trade.

Red Focus Ram and Chandrika, are a perfect made for each other couple. They don’t just share lives, but livelihood too. Working in unison, the young couple has made Raamz a leading fashion brand in the state.

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Name Yuvaraj sits pretty on him! He is young and right now it is his raj in the region. The Collector and District Magistrate Mr.Yuvaraj took over the reins of Visakhapatnam when it is at a very crucial juncture. He barely settled in his seat and Hud-hud came smashing down. We learn from him how he collected himself and the devastated city to lead it towards the Smart goal. The Hindocha brothers, Tejas and Harish have undergone an Evolution of sorts. GenX pages talk of these young men. BJP leader Mr. Cheruvu Ramakotaiah wears many hats and keeps adding feathers to them. He is friends with the grassroots and the top echelon.

Ram and Chandrika, the couple behind Raamz tell their fashion fable. Through their creativity they impress one and all. Focus is on them. Ms.Aastha Bajaj insists the best way to nurture is to go organic. While parents created Chermas, daughters run Anahita. We get to talk to the younger sister Maniza. Eve pages are dedicated to these two ladies. Amit Agarwal may have dropped the last letter ‘a’ from his father’s surname, but he carries forth his father’s name and is the worthy son of an ingenious businessman. Venu Gopal Rachakonda is the man who can get you the best deal and vouch for its purity too in silk saris. We have them on Trade. I wish you all a very Happy Dussehra and Diwali.

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APS Students Walk For a Cause Any event taken up by students always attracts attention and draws appreciation. Especially when youngsters advocate some serious issues that are causing concern worldwide, the event becomes all the more signicant. Marking the World Ozone Day, the students of Alwardas Public School took out a rally on 16th Sept. Dr. Vijaya Ravindra, Correspondent of the School agged off the rally from YMCA on the beach road. Divya Das, Executive Director, Rtn. Swapna Somani, President, Rotary Hill View and Srivani, Principal of the school led the rally upto Kali Temple. Throughout the march students displayed placards urging people to protect the Earth.

STUDENTS SHOWCASE KALANJALI Students had a gala time at the highly vibrant event Prajna 2K15 held at Pydah Engineering College. The highlight of the event was the fashion show sponsored by Kalanjali. Students walked the ramp with a great aplomb. “The show is held keeping in view the upcoming Dussehra, Diwali and wedding season. Kanchi and Aarani silks and the long-length attires are in vogue,” said Sandeep Reddy Branch Head, Kalanjali – Visakha. GITAM Vice- Chancellor Prof. G.Subrahmanyam was the chief guest in the morning session. Pydah Krishna Prasad Chairman, Pydah Educational Institutions, Prof. Umamaheswar Rao, Registrar, AU and M. S.Rabandi, Correspondent, Pydah College took part in the event. GANESHA GOES GREEN Rotary Club Vizag Couples in association with the Pollocks School distributed 500 eco-friendly Ganesh idols at SampathVinayak Temple on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi. Ganesha Goes Green is a social and environmental non-prot initiative taken up by these organisations with an objective to provide a healthy alternative to Plaster of Paris Idols which cause pollution. Prominent personalities of the city took part in this event which was intended to create a widespread awareness among people. It is heartening to note that a number of students not only evinced interest but also took a pro-active part in the proceedings, displaying a genuine concern for ecology and environment. red | october 2015 | 28


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LONDON IVF CENTRE INAUGURATED The credit of bringing Andhra Pradesh’s rst state of the art IVF facility -London IVF Centre- to the city, goes to Dr.K.Chandra Reddy MD, MIRCOG (UK) and Dr.Ananaya, BDS, PG Centre in Adv.Aesthetic UCL(London). The centre was inaugurated by the chief guest Dr.Sasiprabha,Former Director of Medical Services. Strategically located in Padmaja Plaza, Maharanipeta, London IVF Centre assures people of world standard service. “Our clinics work to the very highest of standards, producing consistently excellent results for a very wide caseload of patients, for couples of all ages. For patients who need donor eggs or sperm or both we have excellent arrangements in place to provide them. Our professional staff and state of the art scientic and medical facilities reect a total commitment to excellence in everything we do,” says Dr. Reddy.

MEET SHOWCASES NEW INTERIOR SOLUTIONS It was an out and out architects and interior decorators evening. Many eminent personalities of these complementing industries were there in full attendance and Greenply and Encore Ply Wood. Green Ply ofcials Pradeep. P.VP (south) and Murali Krishna, Area Manager and Encore Plywood ofcials Shrawan Somani and Diwakar Mundra were present. A presentation threw light on a new products line that included Decorative wall panels, Solid acrylic Surfaces, Designer Veneers /laminates Stone Veneers and advocating a totally new approach to interior solutions. red | october 2015 | 30


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B-FIT CELEBRATES 2ND ANNIVERSARY “There is a new enthusiasm in the present youth to be t and they are sparign no efforts to achieve this goal,” said Ganta Srinivasa Rao, HRD Minister, who graced the 2nd anniversary celebrations of B-Fit Gym and added that there was a need to oat some more such facilities for the welfare of people. Ganta gave away prizes to the winners of Stamina and Strength contests the gym organised to mark the event. Mimani Manoj, the proprietor of B- Fit said that his gym had the state-of -the art equipment and he had himself trained many people who are obese and suffering from high cholesterol with good results and assured that there was no compromise on the quality. JCI VISAKHA VALLEY HOLDS GLORIOUS 7 DAYS JCI Visakha Valley honoured the unsung heroes on the Great Day, the tting nale for the activities-lled JC Week. Prof. G.S.N.Raju, V-C, A-U, the chief guest, felicitated 10 people including GVMC worker-Appa Rao, PostmanV.Venkatesh, Journalist and VJF Vice-PresidentDurga Rao and Entrepreneur- KVT Ramesh. The most prestigious JCI- Kamala Patra was bestowed on Businessman Sachin. The event held at Budhil Park attracted an august gathering. Project Chairman Rajesh Babu Guntu and President Uma Maheswara Rao worked hard for the success of the Week.

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PARENTING SESSION AT TEENY BOPPERS Poonam Shah Srinath. Founder & Correspondent, Teeny Boppers came up with yet another unique event - parenting session. Salma Prabhu, a well known psychologist, Natasha, an education expert and Tasneem Manasawala, a hearing and speech therapist, had came from Mumbai to address the students’ parents on the challenges of parenting. Salma Prabhu emphasized that children at home should not be in a structured schedule with too many external and co-curricular activities. “Children should be more connected to the nature with a lot of outdoor activities. Technology should not be an addiction in any form,” she said. Natasha spoke on the importance of different Boards like CBSE, ICSE. Tasneem Manasawala emphasized on the need for a lot of conversation between parents and children which will enable them to imitate and reproduce sounds for developing their speech. Parents, appreciating the endeavour, said that they should have more such sessions to enable them to face the challenges of parenting.

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VIZAG AARIKA OPENS A WINDOW OF FASHION Aarika, a new destination for fashionistas was inaugurated by the chief guest, MLA Velagapudi Ramkrishna Babu. G.Ramkrishna Rao, Director Opel Constructions and B.Jyoti Kiran, IRS, Asst. Commissioner of Customs were the guests of honour. P.Ramani, Director, Girija Ferro Alloys along with the chief guest and guests of honour lighted the traditional lamp. Ramani made the rst purchase in Aarika and G.Ramkrishna Rao, Director, Opel Constructions, made the rst purchase for Move On. Raja Babu of Sunray Resorts, Avinash of ATR group and Sruthi, Karunashree, Himabindhu were prominently present on the occasion.

APOLLO HOLDS CME PROGRAMME Apollo hospitals conducted a CME programme in association with Indian Medical Association to mark the World Heart Day. The CME programme started with a prayer and it was followed by lighting the lamp by Jhansi Lakshmi, Hospital administrator. Dr.Sanjiv Saran and Dr.P.J.Srinivas were the speakers. Doctors from places like Jagadalpur, Odisha, Paderu have attended the meet. Medical Ofcers of INHS Kalyani, Visakha Port Trust, Vizag Steel Plant, NTPC, SBI ,East Coast Railway and renowned Senior most Doctors of Vizag have also attended, the speakers were Dr.D.K.Baruah, Dr.N.K. Panigrahi and Dr.Afroz Farooqi. The programme was co-ordinated by T. Satya Venkat and team.

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CITY’S FIRST BNI CHAPTER Amigos had done a splendid job of bringing a record number of women entrepreneurs on a single platform on Women Entrepreneurs Day. Chairman, K.V.T. Ramesh, Chapter Director Kiran, Director Consultant Raja Lingam, SecretaryTreasurer Radhika Satish were at the head of the round table. Anand Kara, Chapter Growth Director Lead Visitor Host team Karthik Wuppala, Director Sri Vamsi, Vishay Gothi, Aryan and others worked hard to make the event a grant success. It was applauded as the single largest gathering of women of substance as nearly 136 entrepreneurs and prominent women from various walks of life took part in the meet.

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GITAM CONVOCATION ISRO Chairman Dr.A.S.Kiran Kumar delivered the convocation address at GITAM University. GITAM University Chancellor Prof.K.Ramakrishna Rao presented the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Dr.A.S.Kiran Kumar and Dr.Satyanarayana Chava, CEO, Laurus Labs Pvt.Ltd. He presented the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters to V.V.S. Laxman, former cricket player and Vandemataram Srinivas, Music Director. The University also presented Distinguished Alumnus Award-2015 to former student Mr.Kurra Lakshmaiah Choudhary, MD, Fujiyama Tool Tech, Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad. As many as 2,579 students received degrees of graduation and post-graduation, M.Phil (6) and PhD (60) in engineering, management, science, pharmacy and international business courses. The University presented 50 gold medals to merit students during the convocation. The faculty members Prof.K.Ramakrishna (Chemistry) and Dr.D.Govinda Rao (Biochemistry) have received best researcher awards. V-C Prof.G.Subrahmanyam spoke of the growth and future plans of the University. GITAM President Dr.M.V.V.S.Murhti, Vice-President Prof.M.Gangadhara Rao, Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof.D.Harinarayana, Registrar Prof.M.Potharaju, UGC Affairs Director Prof.CH.Ramakrishna and others were present.

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FUN + LEARNING – THE ENACTUS WAY ENACTUS GITAM Institute of Management held a fund raiser youth fest. Some of the main events were Cerebrate, Lexicon, Know Your College, while spot events were Balloon Art, App Promotion, Pack of Pyramids and Drive Safe. Photography competition and a cultural night were held. The event witnessed vibrant singing, dancing, rock band shows and a special dance performance by SW Crew. Dr. Mallikharjun Nagineni, Vice-President, Human Resources, Mylan labs was the Guest of honour and Vani Gannamani, Director, Phoenix IT solutions, Prof. K. Siva Rama Krishna, Dean and Principal and Prof.P. Sheela Vice-Principal, GITAM Institute of Management and Dr.K.Manjushree Naidu, Student Coordinator, ENACTUS – GIM were prominently present.

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LURING FASHION FIESTA Fashion Fiesta, an exclusive designer exhibition organised by Fouzia Tarannum at Hotel Novotel Vizag. The three-day event was inaugurated by actress Diksha Panth Gopala Gopala Fame. The expo showcased varied collection of ethnic and contemporary wear including western and Indo-Western attires picked up from places like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Jaipur. A vast collection of saris, dress materials, lehengas, designer blouses, tunics, kurtis, dupattas linen, home decor items, imitation jewellery, silver articles etc were on display. The expo was a huge hit with record number of Vizagites thronging it, looking for the latest in the world of fashion. The ne gold jewellery from Sri Bhavani Jewels & Gems, Hyderabad was the major attraction.

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GREAT VARIETY UNDER ONE ROOF Vizagites got a taste of the latest fashion at TRENDZ, exhibition and sale, at Novotel Shop, shop and shop till you drop was the mantra. TRENDZ, a women's exclusive exhibition and sale of Traditional and Designer wear, Designer Blouses, Lehengas, Kidswear, Home decor, 91.6 gold jewellery, Kurtis, 1 gram jewellery, Bridal wear, Cosmetics, Cotton dress materials, is a super hit among Vizagites. Santhi Kathiravan, Head at M/S Siddharthsai Events and Management Services Pvt Ltd, said “For special occasions, everyone wants to look their best. In an effort to ease the burden of searching for the best and save precious time of valued clients, we brought together 40 designers to showcase their quality products during these two days. We got overwhelming response. ”


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GRAND OPENING OF ROCKDALE Hospitality major Clarks Inn Group of Hotels, India’s fastest growing hotel management company opened its 61st hotel property - Rockdale Clarks Inn Suites, the rst in the state at Seven Hills Hospital Road. M.Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister of Urban Development cut the ceremonial ribbon in the presence of K.Hari Babu – MP. S.N.Srivastava, President & Co-founder, Clarks Inn Group of Hotels, said, “We are privileged to join hands with Srinivas Babu and VVR Associates.” Well known entrepreneur Srinivas Babu is known for his innovative ideas and the rst ever horse riding facility to the city. MLAs Velagapudi Ramakrishna and Vishnu Kumar Raju, former MLA Tippala Gurmurthy Reddy, Mavuri Venkata Ramana, CMR, M.Raghavendra Rao, Daspalla, Vijay Kumar, VNC, Kanakatala Mallik, O.Naresh Kumar, Symbiosis, Mallika Manoj, Vaibhav and Corporator Pattabhi were prominently present.

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BOLLYWOOD FUN AT STYLISH DIVA Stylish Divas, founded by Sonia Majumdar hosted a grand event with Bollywood star Sherlyn Chopra and former Miss India nalist Zainab Sayyed. All the divas were seen styling themselves as Bollowood stars as per the theme for the soiree. The venue Heart Cup Café was bustling with fun activities by the participants of this entertaining event. Shruthi, Shruti Toshniwal, Anchal, Anuradha, Vanshika, Muskaa, Ritu Chabra played the perfect hosts and took care of every detail to make the bash a hit.

CURTAIN RAISER OF SIMPOLO NAVARATRI UTSAV Simpolo Navaratri Utsav-2015-the biggest Navaratri bash of the year is all set to entertain the Hyderabadis and a glimpse of what is in the ofng was offered at the Curtain Raiser. It was a unique gathering to celebrate welcoming of the festive. The Gujarati community in the city which consists of nearly 2.5 lakh people were the major participants of the event. To make the evening more colourful the participants and the winners of Mrs and Miss Gujarati-Rajasthani-Hyderabad graced the event. Dressed in traditional garba attire they gave scintillating performance. The organisers Minal Vakharia, Rajesh Shah thanked the guests for participating and registering for Simpolo Navaratri Utsav-2015.

IT WAS A KALAMKARI INDULGENCE A two–day Kalamkari Luxury Collections Expo was held at Saptaparni by the Looms, the exclusive Kalamkari boutique. It was the 5th edition of the show by Sangeeta Rajesh, an academician turned fashion designer. She had put together Kalamkari saris, kurtis, dupattas, anarkalis, skirts, blouses, bags and vanity boxes etc. As many as specially crafted 250 saris were exhibited.“My inspiration for these designs are Madhura Meenakshi Temple, Indian Dance Abhinayas and Balambika Diety,” Sangeeta added. The ones that grabbed attention were Abhinayam, Shadow sari with black and white combination and Big Gear Skirt.

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SERENITY RULED AT MADBOB Madbob by Madhu and Bobby launched its collection named Extreme Serenity- where surfaces may come to life. This clothing line, justifying its name, really had a serene feel. Infused with fresh appeal, here powder colours were combined with tangy bright to create super poised statements. Beyond Coffee served as the tailormade venue for this fashion launch which saw the P3s and socialites among the invitees. Tollywood actors Bindu Madhavi and Goutham and Swati Kilaru and Sirisha Mulupura inaugurated the collection by lighting up the lamp.

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ARAAISH WITNESSED GREAT FOOTFALLS Araaish Exhibition enamoured the Hyderabadis. Over 40 fashion designers from all over the country showcased their creativity with their latest collection in this exposition which was held at Hotel Taj Krishna. A few notable names were Madison, Aquamarine, Megha & Jigar, The Hem, R House, Kalakari, Isharya, Aditi Creations, Priyanka Signature Couture, Aeshsane, Nirraamyaa, Pooja Mahtaney etc and others. From festive accessories, apparels and jewellery, the show had every bit to stylize a person. Araaish is jointly organised by Mana Shetty (wife of actor Suniel Shetty), Sahrmila Khanna with local partner Samia Alam Khan. “This is our 43rd show. Araaish is the fund raising wing of Save The Children of India which is a tribute to my late mother Vipula Kadri. It is a novel concept where ´Glamour and Giving Go Together´,” added Mana.

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Jason, Celine & Marilyn

Swetha Reddy, Shilpa Reddy & Bina Singh

Payal Sinha Aman Grewal & Renuka Guleria

Mansi Mavitha

Rashmi

HIYA ON HIGH GLAMOUR QUIOTENT Hiya Designer Jewellery recently launched a grand royal jewellery collection. It was a venture by Swetha Reddy and on the display was the collection of Nizami and Temple jewellery. Every piece was an exquisite display of elaborate and ď€ ne work. Visitors went gaga over the grand pieces which were in the ofď€ ng and were seen trying and buying them with great joy. Shilpa Reddy inaugurated the collection. High-tea was arranged for the guests and they were seen bonding with one another famously. Sravanti & Priya

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Sashi Nahata,Anitha Soni & Alok Nahata

Swati Rao

Shazia

Jaya & Mona

Pooja

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Unnati

A FASHIONABLE AFFAIR AT AKRITTI It was another sizzling season of style by Akritti Elite, the best exhibition brand in South India as it hosted an exclusive exhibition and sale at Taj Deccan. Over 50 designers from across India exhibited their new collections for the upcoming festive and wedding seasons. Inaugurated by Anita Soni, President-Deepshikha Mahila Club and Sashi Nahata, Director Akritti Exhibitions, the show saw products by designers like Sheetall Nahata, Posh Affair By Bhavana, Shravani, Harika, Renuka's Herbal, Jiva - Kolakatam, Sumi's, Peanuts, Pasd, Vanshi's, Saisha, Anee's - The Fashion Destination, Rajwada Collection, Riva Designers, Shivam Fashion, Advika, Dreamz & Desires, Krsh and many others. Visitors were spotted splurging on products which included saris, suits, bridal, lehengas, Navratri special kotis, kutch work lehengas, jewellery, imitation jewellery, accessories, etc.


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Padma & Radhika

POOLA PANDUGA BY IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL HYDERABAD CHAPTER Ikebana International Hyderabad Chapter recently organised Festivals of India - Poola Panduga. Guests and members were invited for an arty Ikebana exhibition which was organized at Paryatak Bhavan. Mr.Koji Sugiyama, Deputy Consul General of Japan was the as Chief Guest while Ms. Kavita Daryani, Registrar of JNAFAU, graced the occasion as Guest of Honor. They were welcomed by Uma Chigurupati, the President of the chapter. She briefed them about the occasion. The two-day exhibition received great response from Ikebana lovers, who were seen cherishing this beautiful Japanese art.

Sashi

Ananda

Deepika Indumati Pratiba

Anisha Tondon Prashanti

Vandana Nandita

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HYDERABAD Padmaja

Sanjay Garg, Bandana Tewari, Rekha Lahoti & Vidya Balan

Vani Sadam

FLO ON HANDLOOM REVIVAL DRIVE FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) organized an interactive session on revival of handloom with actress Vidya Balan. She was in conversation with Sanjay Garg, fashion designer and founder of Raw Mango. The session was moderated by Bandana Tewari, Fashion Features Director of Vogue. Bandana opined, “The days are not far to see a photograph of gorgeous women in Handloom sari featured on the cover of the International Brand/Magazine like Vogue. FLO honored Suraiya Hasan and Uzramma, the champions of the cause of Handloom. “My interest with sari grew along with growing times. Handloom Saris drape better,” said Vidya. 250 members graced the occasion. Rekha Lahoti, Chairperson of FLO said, “Vidya has been spreading awareness about weavers’ work. FLO also supports her initiative.”

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Yamini Chandini

Kavitha Reddi Bani Ahuja

Vinitha Pitte

Pavitra Sarwa Mangala

Neetu

Sangeeta

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HYDERABAD Shabina

Pankaj Udhas

Nitin & Sheetal Mr & Mrs Jayesh Ranjan

A BENEVOLENT EFFORT BY PRAYAS 'Prayas' is an NGO initiative of young entrepreneurs to bring cheer in the lives of underprivileged and it was formally launched by Upasana Kamineni. Prayas organized a fund-raising live ghazal show by "Pankaj Udhas" at Cybercity Convention Center. The proceeds of this fundraiser was donated to the School for visually challenged - Durgabhai Deskmukh Vocational Training Rehabilitation Center for Handicapped, Vidyanagar and GHS Blind girls’ school, Malakpet. Among many Anjani Kumar, Mir Ali, Avnish and Aaina, Anurag Sharma Radhika, Srishti, Shabina, Neeta Kumar, Rita Sanghi, Karishma Jain, President and Shaaz Mehmood, Vice-President of Prayas were seen at the event.

Rita Sanghi

Karishma, Anurag Sharma & Shaz

Radhika

Avnish & Aaina

Anjani Kumar & Mir Ali Srishti

Neeta Kumar

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Deepali, Brij Gopal, Shaheen, Pallavi & Gaurav

Ramesh & Maya Patel

GRAND AWARDS NIGHT Brij & Deepali Bhutada, Gaurav & Pallavi Bhandari, Gagan & Gurpriya Kohli, Aneet & Naina Singh hosted Creme De La Creme Finale Awards Night which was aimed at awarding the winners of an online poll. The winners were then felicitated with awards by famous actor, actress and socialites who were invited to the event. There were very interesting categories for which the members of the club were competing. The winners were, Shaheen Daredia as Hottest Girl, Sikander Daredia as Coolest Dude, Koyal Chandak as Fashionista, Neeraj & Sushmita Totla and Puru & Shalini Modani as Most Friendly Couple, Pavan & Harsha Ramrakhyani as Fun Loving Couple, Rajeev & Sonal Doshi as Most Active Couple, Anup & Koyal Chandak as Creme De La Creme Couple and Ayush-Harsha Agarwal, RakeshRakhee Agarwal & Dhuraj-Anjula Merani for hosting Best Kitty -Mehď€ l-e-Dosti.

Madhulagna Das

Anshum

Alankar & Namita

Shika & Ashish

Manish & Rekha Malpani

Rakesh & Rakhee

Alankar & Namita

Sachin & Nanda

Diaa Devnani

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Shubra, Maya Patel, Sruthi & Radhika

Bina Mehta

KLC’S CAKE ICING FUN Kakatiya Ladies Club is a part of ITC Kakatiya which has the top socialites of Hyderabad as its memebers. Through it the hotel organizes various theme based events every month. The recent event was a unique Cake Decorating Challenge at Hyder Mahal. All the ladies of KLC were given a choice to team up into four and name it and compete. Ingredients were supplied by the hotel. The event was attended by 50 ladies. Total six teams took part in this challenge. The winner was "Team C3" consisted of Rekha,Vandana, Garima and Ranjana. The 1st Runner up was "liquor pool of KLC" and the names are Jyotsna, rummy, Shivani and Amrit Kaur. The judge panel included Dean of IIC (Indian institute of Culinary arts) Ms Zia Ansari, Chef Madhu and Exe Chef Paul, ITC Kakatiya.

Akansha

Riya

Shubra, Maya Patel, Sruthi & Radhika

Preeti

Kosha Rina

Jyostna Shagun

Rina & Ruchita

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Aditi

Charul & Sunitha

Anju Jain & Sarla Gupta

Sunil & Parul

GOING WITH MUGHAL SANSKRUTI Sanskruti Ladies Organization celebrated its 28th annual dinner at Kohinoor, Taj Deccan. Called as Mehď€ l-E-Sama, the theme was taken from The Mughal Era. In step with the theme, the club members appeared in elegant Anarkali dresses with their spouses. The evening started with a prayer by Ms.Rachna Goenka followed by a welcome address by President Ms.Vandana Shete. Aditi Srimal and Aarti Bolaki, were the perfect Masters of Ceremony. Poet Mr. Iqbal Patni was the guest of Honor who recited his soulful poems about the Mughal Era. Even the performance by Mahavir and his troop enchanted the audience with their engaging music. Over 200 people were spotted at the do. Kasim Ali Khan, Zehnab Ali Khan, Rishi Chopra, Sanjay & Taru Roshanlal, Tarun Gupta, Meghna and Nalini Patny were prominently present. The guests were treated with lavish Nawabi food.

Aarti Shah

Uma

Alkesh & Sheetal

Chhavi & Pragya Sodhani

Aarti

Vandana Sethe

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izag got another NEXA, new premium sales channel of Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL). Located near Rama Talkies junction this showroom has its branding as NEXA VIP Road. Occupied a spacious place, the ground oor is designed aesthetically and displays the cars in a classy way. The next oor serves as the back ofce. It offers two models, one is 1.3ltr engines and second one is 1.6 ltr engines for the cars. The price starts at Rs.9 lakh and goes up to Rs.13 lakh. Depending on the colours availability, the cars are delivered. In any case it doesn’t take beyond 10 days. The staff is happy to help the customers in the best possible way. For easy purchasing, it has arranged for nance schemes with SBI, ICICI, HDFC, Sundaram Finance with funding of on road 85%. Keeping the festive season in mind to attract customers, it has designed Dussehra special benets, i.e. up to Rs.50,000 cash offers available at the showroom.

Timings: 9.00 am to 7.00 pm Ph: 9100980763/9100980762

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o give your blouses and saris style uplift with exquisite embroidery work Shhaamy’s Designers has opened its doors for you. Located in Pandurangapuram above Appollo Pharmacy, its prêt-a-porter section has salwar suits, kurtis, lehengas, besides semi-stitched and unstitched fabrics. There are also saris in varieties like cotton, pattu, designer, crepe, kota etc. and price range is between Rs.350 to Rs.15, 000 and above. The highlights are its embroidery and arya work. From mirror work to zardosi, kantha stitch, cut-work, polka as many as 35 varieties are in the ofng. The work on blouse costs from Rs.800 onwards. For embroidery and arya work on lehenga, salwar suit and sari, you have to pay Rs.1,000 onwards. One can buy the fabric or sari and get the embroidery of their choice done or leave it entirely to them who will buy the fabric and custom stitch and design it for you. “The time of delivery depends on the work and the details,” says owner, Bollishetty Sharmila who herself is a qualied fashion designer. Gift articles including chrome and gold plated items like cutlery sets, gurines, frames etc. “They are absolutely exclusive,” claims co-owner Naga Naveen, the husband of Sharmila.

Timings: 10.30 am to 8.00pm (Sunday closed) Ph. no.: 0891 -6665799, 984872288


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ffering innovative interior solutions for living room, bedroom, kids’ room, ofces etc and adding a touch of sophistication and style to home, Godrej Interio has entered innumerable houses and ofces. The facility is now made accessible to the residents of Gajuwaka. Strategically located in Patnaik Chambers in Pantulugari meda, opposite Substation, Gajuwaka, catches the eye of any commuter on National Highway 5, besides the local residents.

INTERIO ADDS GLORY TO GUJUWAKA SHOPPING

Timings:11:00 am to 9:00 pm (Sunday Open) Ph. No: 0891-2588890,2758891, 9133336643

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“Yes, we are here to serve the local residents and spare them those extra and arduous treks and trips to the city to nd solutions to their furniture problems,” says Sudheer Kumar Nalluri, Managing Director. The expansive showroom of 6,500 sq.ft facilitates the easy viewing and inspection of the products that were displayed in a very organised and attractive manner. Under the home furniture category you will nd all those pieces that add to your comfort and your house’s beauty. There are sofas, coffee tables, corner tables, wall units, TV trolleys, occasional furniture, bamboo furniture, dining tables, bed room sets, cupboards (storewel and wardrobe) besides study and kids rooms, computer workstations and mattresses. You can even go for the state-of the art safes, lockers, modular kitchens. If you want to set up chic ofces, you need not look anywhere else for furniture as you will nd them right here. Ask us what the pieces that are exclusive to this showroom are. Here is the answer- Kreation (customized metal/wood cupboards), Broadway Sofas (Customized ), Modular Kitchens. While the downstairs space holds the kitchen and ofce furniture, the rst oor displays home furniture. The price ranges from Rs.5,000 to Rs.2,00,000. The adequate parking space is bound to enhance your delightful shopping experience.


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hose who love to be in sync with trends, the ‘must visit’ shop is Aarika. Located on VIP road opposite Bethany School, this newly opened facility has quite a lot of interesting merchandise to offer. The display on the mannequins itself is pretty impressive to pull you inside. The store deals with Indo-Western collection. There are dress materials, both stitched and semi stitched and the in-house tailoring unit is there to make them ready as per your designs. The prêt-à-porter segment has array of tunics, kurtis and complete salwar and chudidaar kurta set. The store has domination of cotton fabric which is ideal for the local climate. Even party wear collection has subtle pieces which can be used as both occasional as well as regular wear.The most striking feature of the merchandise is its availability in various pastel shades. Equally impressive is the pricing factor, which gives the buyer a bracket of Rs.499 to Rs.9999.

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e all have fascination for regal affairs and love to experience at least a slice of it. To do so you can now come to Angara Royale on Road number 36, Jubilee Hills. The lift will take you to the fourth oor and as it opens a grand velvety chair, dazzling chandelier, gold-black motif rich wallpapered roof will welcome you to this grand place by Mr.Hyder Raza and Mr.Kauser Askari. Step into Mehl-E-Rubaiyat where grandiuer is at its peak. The evenings jazz up with live ghazals, kawali and su music performances by ace artistes. There is a 12-seater PDR called Diwan-E-Khaas and it is ideal for small gatherings, provided you book in advance. Take the stairs and reach the roof top. The alfresco seating, Skylight, with metal chairs and tables with vintage appeal and two murmuring waterfalls, will take you to a different world all together. Sherlock the indoor dining space for 48 packs can be an ideal spot for corporate meets as it has projection and video conferencing screens. There is a live mocktail counter which can churn over 1000 variants for you. Treat your senses with Brazilian Girl loaded with green cardamom. Light up romance in Valentine, a cozy space only for two and it can be reserved for four hours. Pay that extra buck and you can go for special decoration. This multi-cuisine restaurant serves Indian, Tandoor, Continental and Chinese. All the four variants are available from afternoon 12.00 pm to 12.00 am, only between 4.00 pm and 7.00 pm the Tandoor and Indian go off the menu. The must try items from the menu are Bharwan Aloo, Khumb Begum Bahar, Laal Mirch ke Paneer Tikke, Veg Diwani Handi, Dahi Ki Kadhi for vegetarians. Non-vegetarians don’t miss Gosth Angara, Gosth Dum Hyderabadii Biryani, Barbeque chicken pizza, Bhatti ka Jhinga, Achari Machhi etc. As you are done with your meal, relish its complementary exit cinnamon black tea and Paan shot.

Timings: 12.00 pm -12.00 am (365 days) Ph: 040-65167272, for booking- 9100779801

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ig Shop In Mall is here to meet the ever increasing demand of shopaholics. Spread over three oors this facility can offer shopping options to your entire family.

Ground oor has saris starting from less than Rs.200 and the stock is displayed neatly in the front segment of the store. Walk straight and you will reach the section dealing with high-end saris and lehengas which start from Rs.3000 and go above lakhs. The variants are uppada, pattu, kanjivaram, pochampally, Ikkat, benrasi, dharmavaram saris and many more. The pure zari saris come with a certicate containing the details of zari being used, testifying its purity. Here you will nd city’s rst virtual mirror, through which you can see how you look without trying the saris practically. This oor also has an impressive range of articial traditional jewelleries as well. The next oor offers men’s wear which includes over 20 brands of shirts and T-shirts besides good collection of trousers and jeans. There is also a wide range of suiting, shirtings, footwear, accessories. The second oor is dedicated to women’s clothing and it has fabrics, dress materials, readymade western and ethnic wear, stoles, accessories, footwear etc. The summer jackets and shrugs are impressive. There is also kidswear for 0 to 10 years. This oor also shares the space for a designer lounge which displays creations by designers like Omma, Kaaya, RJ, Vijay Ran, Noynaa. The most interesting segment is its wedding lounge which has Silver, Gold and Diamond Line dealing with ensembles which make complete clothing package for a wedding. With every high-line the number of items increases and the amount of discounts too goes up. For example, the Diamond line has 452 products and gives away the package for Rs.4,99,000 which actually costs Rs.7, 50,000. One can customize the number and variety of item too. Platinum, the highest line will be introduced soon.

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sops. Many industries with huge investments are expected to set shop in Visakhaptanam. To facilitate such mega units it is imperative to have a dedicated Food Processing Park.

INDUSTRIAL PARKS, NEED OF THE HOUR

Visakhapatnam, the largest city in Andhra Pradesh, has acquired a new status and is being touted as the industrial hub of the state from every possible forum for the past few years. To be precise, the propaganda began even before the state bifurcation, as the political and industrial pundits decided that the City of Destiny would be a perfect answer to Telangana’s Hi-Tech City. It also made a number of entrepreneurs and industrialists to look at the region as a prospective (prosperous too) investing-ground. Their aspirations are further boosted as the CEO- CM, Mr.Chandrababu Naidu, took over the reins of the state. They are taken in by his vision and track record of leading the erstwhile united Andhra Pradesh well into industrial development. However, the city still did not even cross the take off stage. Lack of adequate Industrial Parks is cited as the major reason for the tardy progress. Moreover, the region seems to be facing severe space crunch with practically no land available in Industrial Estates, SEZs and Auto Nagar. It is only in Atchutapuram we find a few acres of vacant land. By any stretch of imagination or going by any conservative estimate, we need at least 10 multi-dimensional Industrial Parks for the all-round development of the city and to make it a potential employment- generator. Each of these

parks requires at least 200 to 300 acres of land because 40% of the land will be used up to develop common areas like roads, drains, street lights, green parks etc. That means, only 180 acres of the intended 300-acre Park can be used to set up industries. Proposed Industrial Estates/Parks 1.

New IT Parks: Lands with complete infrastructure for IT companies.

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Hardware Park: EMC– Electronic Manufacturing Cluster

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NRI Start-up Village: Special industrial park for NRIs with international infrastructure.

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Packaging Park: Ministry of Commerce granted IIP to Visakhapatnam under Make-in India and Make in Andhra Pradesh concept. National and Overseas Package-dependent companies can be easily lured to invest here.

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Logistic Park: There is an urgent need to create a state-of-the art Logistic Park with godowns and storage spaces, because the country’s biggest portsVisakhapatnam and Gangavaram are growing phenomenally, expanding their import and export potential.

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Food Processing Park: Both the State and Central governments are encouraging Food Processing Industries offering a number of

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Pharma Park: Andhra Pradesh will soon be a gateway for Pharma Industry. The present Pharma City is choc-a-bloc with the existing company. So we need to provide for the industries at our doorstep.

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Medium and Small Scale Industrial Estates: These industries play a crucial role in creating employment and 90% of jobs are provided by them. Keeping this in view, we need to have at least two Industrial Parks on the either side of the city.

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Health City Phase- II: Land has been already allocated for the Health City, leaving no scope for the upcoming hospitals. Hence we need to start a Health City – Phase-II.

10. Ayurvedic and Naturopathy Park: There is a need of land for Visakhapatnam Ayurvedic and Naturopathy centres, to be run on the lines of Kerala Ayurvedic Village and Bangalore Zindal Health City. This will certainly boost the medical tourism in a big way. All this can be accomplished without making any holes in the State government’s pocket. World-class Industrial Parks can be developed if the government allocates land on PublicPrivate Partnership mode; ropes in international consultants to give layout plans with approved permissions and hands them over to private developers. These parks can be set up in mere four months. The private developer can keep 30% of the developed land for himself and hand over the remaining 70% to the government. If we can take this lead and implement it, we can have a magnificent Industrial Parks by 2016.

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RULING YOUTH

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isakhapatnam Collector and District Magistrate Dr.Narasimhan Yuvaraj may reluctantly and unsmilingly greet you with almost ‘what do you want to meet me for?’ expression. But if you overcome that initial reserve, you not only stand to gain but also will sit down to a hearty repartee. A few minutes into conversation, you discover that behind the tough exterior is a highly articulate man who can effortlessly communicate; ready to laugh and most importantly, eager to make you laugh. He mirthfully declares, “I make even the CM laugh, you know. Of course, it is a different matter that he honours me only with a few brief smiles.”

Since 1965 even when the city was under Town Planning Trust, there has been an insistence that 20% area should be dedicated to greenery. The crime rate and law and order issues are much less here compared to the other cities. If we can maintain this culture and nip any variation in the bud, half the battle is won. I want to make the city absolutely conducive to women and the disabled. Women should feel safe and pursue their education and employment. Development I strongly feel that the vision for Vizag has to be conceptualized at much higher level, leaving the implementation to local bodies like VUDA and GVMC. The real

He may be full of humour, but as the administrator of the district he offers a patient ear to complaining people, a shoulder for them to cry on and a helping hand to wipe their tears. The interview turns into a soliloquy with Yuvaraj running over what he has done so far and what he intends to do in future. Smart Concept My idea of Smartness transcends the much-touted and talked of IT. The city should not be a living place but a ‘livelihood place’. For example, Pune is a living place but doesn’t offer livelihood. People often go to Mumbai for work. To attain the ‘Smart’ tag the place should generate employment. The services should be given in an easy and transparent mode. The measures we take should make people happy, healthy, and engage them continuously. Efcient transport system, good drainage, sufcient housing for people of all strata and uninterrupted power supply are the desired components. His Vision Vizag has the potential to develop into a very good ‘livable’ city. It is not just haven for the retired. Before we craft a roadmap for the city, we should see that we don’t replicate the mistakes committed by cities like Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai which landed themselves in a deep mess with chaotic trafc and high pollution levels and turned into breeding grounds of crime. The biggest boon we are bestowed here is the 17,000 acres of forestland within the city i.e Kambalakonda sanctuary which gives us extremely good lung space. Thank God, the city will never become congested.

thin, whether it is the devastating Hudhud or minor inconvenience caused by the recent celebration of I-Day on the Beach Road. The way they came forth against the proposed shifting of the zoo itself shows their genuine concern for the city. Handling Hudhud The information about Hudhud came just ve days before its occurrence. Our priority was to see that there was no human loss. The city is huge with 22 lakh population and we have shermen living in 96 villages along the coast. We could minimize the loss with the help of central and state governments, peoples’ representatives and people themselves.

Vision for Vizag has to be conceptualized at much higher level, leaving the implementation to local bodies.

development of Hyderabad took place when then Chief Minister Mr.Chandrababu himself held the reins of Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority. Decisions were taken across the table, evading many bureaucratic hurdles. Vizag has the fortune of having efcient ofcers to run the local bodies. Again the credit should be given to Mr.Chandrababu for posting the right people at right places at the right time. Thirdly, people here are pro-active and pro-development and responsible. They can speak their mind and are always ready with feedback. They are extremely stoic and supportive through thick and

Projects & Initiatives We have taken up 30 projects which are in various stages of progress. My favourite one is the Logistic Park, which is being planned at Anakapalle. It will bring huge employment opportunities. I am going to create a new avatar for Vizag. Components for TV and telephones are being imported from South Asian countries and the instruments are being assembled in Mumbai. We are looking at Anakapalle as an alternate so that the rural people will get the benet of employment. This will certainly change the very shape of the city.

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Secondly, we are sadly lacking in the R&D institutes which set off development in the surrounding areas. Hyderabad has as many as 110 R&D institutes, out of which 97 are of Government of India. I leave no stone unturned to get a few institutes like the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology and the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development to the region. The third project, close to my heart, concerns health. All said and done we have the dubious distinction of being high on maternal mortality (MMR) due to low haemoglobin levels in girl children, especially in agency areas. We are intervening at the school level and checking the blood of the girls once in six months to give them a healthier future.

Grievances Whatever may be my workload, I make it a point to attend Grievance Cell. Here too, I evolved a different approach. Instead of addressing the grievance as a individual case, I prefer to go to the root cause. The problems occur because there is a failure in the implementing mechanism. So I strive to rectify that. You must have observed that there are no more maddening crowds with grievances like we had in the beginning. Corruption It should be a top-to-down approach.

The city should not be a living place but a ‘livelihood place’.

The best way to get the remote tribal areas into the mainstream and develop them is by enhancing the connectivity. I am working towards it. Generally, tribals land up teaching in the same schools in which they have studied. Thus their exposure is limited. We have crafted some programmes to get them better exposure.

Efficiency This again should come from the top. Continued monitoring is the only way to enhance efciency. Making the best use of technology, time management and constant training are three factors that help achieve greater efciency. Motivation If our Chief Secretary, nearing 60 and 20 years senior to me, manages the entire state, I should not grumble about handling one district. Look at our CM, who multi-tasks. Success Mantra I am a karma yogi who believes that if one works for good objectives, one is bound to be rewarded. Human beings are born to toil and toil we must. No two ways. Tip to the Upcoming I advise them to be thorough with the rule book, tour extensively in the area of their jurisdiction and stay connected to the grassroots. IN SHORT

We are also giving training to the tribal youth to study for the government examinations. I am eagerly waiting to see their performance.

Your strength Optimism, truthfulness, faith in people, team work and perfection. Your weakness I take up more than I can chew. I can’t draw a line between personal and professional life.

Continuity Ofcers may come and go but the projects should continue. Without taking unilateral decisions, I involve my HoDs right from conception stage to carry forth work I started. Connect with People I don’t call it a pressure as it has a negative connotation. Yes there is a tremendous amount of workload. But if a proper communication system is in place, it eases the burden. There should be a conduit through which the message has to be conveyed to people undistorted. It is my bounden duty to serve the people. As the high ofcial dealing with their problems, I have to build a perfect rapport with them and get the right feedback. If the common man asks, “Well sir, all your projects are nice, but where are they?,” all my efforts are wasted. So to achieve that connect, I keep myself open to public. They can call/write to/text me. I respond at the earliest opportunity.

is found corrupt. Let us see how this works.

What is the trait you like to change in you? I cannot say a rm no. I wish to change that. Had you not been a bureaucrat....? Research scholar Only way to deal with it is to be non-corrupt yourself and lead by example. It can be curtailed by resorting to instant punitive measures. I feel delayed processes leads to corruption. By expediting and keeping the process transparent through online transactions this malaise can be reduced, if not totally eradicated. Thirdly it is greediness of the petitioner. I had two ACB cases where VROs are caught red-handed. I told the tehsildar if I nd yet another VRO compromising on the rules, I shall slap a case against the tehsildar himself. I hold myself responsible if the tehsildar himself

What makes you happy? Family, friends, good books and lms.I am a fan of Kamaal and Rajni Hobbies I am an avid reader. Even now I read at least 30 pages every day. I make time for it. My favourite books are Arthamulla Indu Madham, Ponniyin Selvan, Oru Puliyamarathin Kathai, Aram and VenkadalJayamohan, Jayakanthan, Kurai Onrum Illai, Nityakanni- M.V. Venkatram, Mathorubagan, Neela PadmanabhanPadmanabhapuram and Raja Raja Cholan- Balakumaran.


A secret wish I want to direct a lm. What makes you unhappy and angry? Ill-organised events where people are put to inconvenience. I get angry even with myself when things go awry in my events. This reminds me of a quote from famous Tamil writer Jayakanthan that “Anger is an outcome of incompetence.” A Leaf Out His Diary 5.30 am: Wake up, clear les and go for a 40-minute exercise. 8.30 am: After that God alone knows what happens 8.30 pm: I come to my senses. I like to watch some comedy scenes. And be happy being away from news and read myself to sleep. COMPATIBILITY METER Janaki is a Perfect Partner: Yuvaraj I met Janaki in the academy, fell in love with her and married her. It did not require a ght but certainly a bit of persuasion, to make my people come round. Janaki is a wonderful person, great human being and my strength. She is my lifeline and energy. Please get this printed bold and clear and underlined (laughs). I am lucky she is very understanding. I must tell you something interesting here, when I asked my Principle Secretary who, out of us two, is good, he replied, “Even the CM feels Mrs.Yuvaraj is better.” Indeed, she is. While my task is limited to only my ofce, she, besides managing Nellore district as its Collector, looks after the family. She is a great mother to our daughters Harshini and Roshini and a wonderful daughter to her and my parents. I learnt a lot of things from her especially empathy, to be assertive, non-compromising and multi-tasking. These are a Few of Her favourites Colour: Brown Attire: Sari Brands: Not particular Food: Tamil version of pappu-annam and chicken cooked by her mother Movie: Not much into movies Interests: Me, children and relaxing at home

Holiday spot: Kashmir, yet to go ‘No Ego Hassles With Yuvaraj’ Due to our ofcial obligations we are staying apart, but the distance is purely physical. Our rapport and understanding transcend home as we share the same profession. This has added depth to our relationship, reinforcing it further. We have a lot more to share and we do discuss everything under the sun with utmost openness. While our professional decisions are purely individual, our domestic decisions are taken in unison. We vowed that neither of us would make any compromises on our professional front for the sake of personal life. Since we both are working for similar goals this separation becomes bearable. The thought that this is just a temporary phase and in the very near future we would be posted at the same place gives me immense strength. He loves our daughters to distraction, pampers and spoils them. So the task of disciplining them falls to my lot. He is a great human being and marrying him is the best thing that happened to me. You may be surprised to hear this - people often ask us why we don’t quarrel, even for fun. No ego hassles whatsoever. These are a Few of His Favourites Colour: Nothing specic Attire: Trousers and shirts Brand: Ask him, I am sure he will blink and question, “Brand? What’s that?” Food: Anything non-vegetarian Movie: An out and out movie buff Actor: Kamal Hassan Holiday Spot: Nothing particular

AWARDS & REWARDS • Topper in 10th in Government High School, Salem • 16 Medals in Bachelor of Veterinary Science in Namakkal Veterinary College • University Topper In M.V.Sc (Animal Physiology) • CM’s Award for the best implementation of Mee Seva Initiatives in the District of Guntur. • CM’s Appreciation Certicate for the works undertaken during Hudhud STEPS FOR BETTER VIZAG • Coordinating with all the stakeholders, institutions, ofcers concerned. Petroleum University, Regional Centre of Indian School of Mines, Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Electronic Manufacturing Cluster, Logistics Hubs in Anakapalli area, Logistics University, etc • Connectivity to the ITDA Tribal Areas • Measures to check pollution and beach erosion • Increasing sports infrastructures i.e High Altitude Sports Centre at Lambasinghi, Regional Sports School at Araku, Archery Academy at Araku, etc • Introducing trekking, mountaineering, paragliding to boost local tourism. • Streamlining Land Acquisition procedures and taking good R&R measures wherever lands are involved for projects or institutions. • Speedy responsive Disaster Response System. • New Master Plan roads to open up areas. • Protecting monuments and olive ridley turtles • Hassle-free revenue administration.


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When brothers become partners in business and share the same commitment for work, the venture is bound to Evolve every passing day. It is not just a statement, but a reality of Tejas and Harish Hindocha. While Tejas, with his innovative designs and creativity, brought in a revolution in fashion scenario, his younger brother, Harish chipped in to make the new creations reach every fashionista in the city. Every piece at Evolve, The Fashion Studio, denes style quotient. Go a little beyond the merchandise on the display; there is a great story to get inspired, about how two teen Hindochas shaped the store which today stands as one of the most preferred shopping destination. This is how it all started….. TEJA’S TALE Entry My entire family is into textile business for years. Naturally, the same passion runs in my blood. My father Mr.Ramesh Hindocha has his store and it is called Geeta Textile. I knew I would be joining it one day. However, my entry to the business was a little premature. My father was not keeping well. The stress of work was taking a toll on him. Being the eldest born, I had to take up the responsibilities and I joined him when I was just 15. Though I was too young to be in the business I took it as a challenge and never looked back. Freshness Despite the best efforts, the business was not doing all that great and we were struggling to make both ends meet. As an aggressive youth, I was in a rush to speed up the things. My only aim was to live up to my family’s expectation. I always

had a zeal for designing and manufacturing. Such interests egged me to take the next big step. The year 2002, turned out the next milestone in my life as I launched Evolve, The Fashion Studio. To set it up, I had to discontinue my studies, but I have no regrets.

My future plan is to take my brand to international level. I wish to reach out to people globally and take my brand to every corner of the world. I am condent, it will be reality soon.

Impediments Every industry or eld has its problems. No matter whether you are a job holder or a businessman, your profession always throws some challenge or the other at one time or the other. It is a part and parcel of our life. Expecting the journey to be a smooth one is nothing but foolishness. I had my share of hassles to deal with, especially at the initial stages of my career. However, I took them as learning experiences. This approach made me even stronger and determined to work harder.

11.00 am: Be at work. The day begins with designing and discussions with the tailors. For me there is no xed time for lunch and it depends on my clients’ appointments.

A LEAF OUT OF HIS DIARY 6.30: Wake up, freshen up and hit the gym 8.00 am: Have a healthy breakfast at home, spend some quality time with my family, get ready

9.00 pm: Close the store and head for home. Have dinner with family, watch TV, relax and sleep. I like to spend my weekend with my kids and friends because due to my odd working hours I hardly get time to spend with them. I do love partying once in a month with my wife and friends. Whenever time permits I go for a long drive with my wife with good music on. I have grown up witnessing my parents doing charity. So during weekends, I try to do something for the needy in my own small way.

USP We create sophisticated designer ethnic wear for both men and women. We always try our best to give new and the latest to clients. Our specialization is we create pieces using fabrics from both south and north. This adds to its exclusivity. We get the weaving done and get our accessories designed especially for our couture. Our USP is our collection. When it comes to Indo-western outts and sherwanis, there is hardly anyone else who can compete with us. Usually Indian grooms have restricted options for their wedding attires, but at Evolve the choices are myriad. Success Mantra It is sheer hard work and my brother’s support, he is my backbone. Ever since I started Evolve, he has been with me.

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COMPATIBILITY METER Rina is My Lifeline: Tejas Ours was an arranged marriage. Rina has been standing by me right from my struggling days. She is caring and understanding. Without her support I wouldn’t have excelled in my eld. Personality wise she is a complete opposite of me but we share the same values. She knows and accepts me with my negatives and weaknesses and I love and appreciate her for that. Her heart goes out to the underprivileged and she tries to help them in her own way. She is a devoted mother and sacrices her own joy to give our kids, Yukti (8years) and Drish (7 years) the ultimate happiness. She motivates them and boosts their condence to take part in varied activities. She has raised our both kids wonderfully giving them the right values. It’s been 11 years of togetherness with Rina and it is nothing but bliss for me. These are a few of her favourites Colour: White Attire: Indian wear Brand: Evolve Food: Streetfood Designer: Myself Car: Lamborghini Accessories: Rings Actor: Hrithik Roshan Actress: Julia Roberts Movie: Pretty Woman Holiday spot: New Zealand Tejas is the greatest blessing: Rina I have been blessed with the most loving husband in the world. He makes me a better person every single day. We had our ups and downs in life but through it all we made the best of each moment and carved out this life that is incredibly fullling. He is extremely hardworking and very dedicated to his work. I think I fell in love with him a thousand times over just watching him being such an amazing father to our babies. Out of his busy schedule, he always

tries to take out the maximum time to be with us. He wears his heart on his sleeve which I nd wonderful in a world where often people choose restraint in place of openness and forthrightness. These are a few of his favourites Color: Black Attire: Linen kurtas Brand: Evolve Food: North Indian Designer: Ralph Lauren Car: Bugatti Gadget: Phone Actor: Amitabh Bachchan HARISH, IN BROTHER’S FOOTSTEPS Joining the League With a family having a strong connection in textile trade, I couldn’t think beyond it. Besides that, I always had a knack to jazz up things and come up with something out of the box! Since my brother had already established Evolve, I joined him, when I was barely 18. It was quite a small unit then. I started taking care of the store and its administration at the initial phase. After working for a while, I started my research to nd out what more we can add to it, so that we can increase our reach. I wanted to take it to a higher level by adding more design inputs. I felt a professional training, both theoretical and practical, would give me a better understanding. With this thought, I went for a fashion designing course and it did make a difference. Adding to Existing I believe in creativity, not just in our designs, but also in the business, boutique and service. I introduced the word 'new' here. In Sync with Trends Designers do not keep up with trends, they make trends. Since we deal with traditional and ethnic wear, we make them regal. Customers often look for traditional wedding wear but we try to break the monotony by adding a touch of style to it keeping clients preference in mind. There

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are a few bridegrooms who are ready to experiment with their looks. It gives us room to actually translate what we have on our minds into a reality. We have introduced a couple clothing concept to which we received a great response. Our customers come to us for our coordinated designs and colours. We believe in quality. We never compromise on our creation, as our products are a part of one of the most cherished moments of our customers’ lives. Bro-team We have our own set of responsibilities and duties and we don't interfere with each other. Designing is our top responsibility and then comes everything else. We do have our differences. But we have the freedom of speech and debate. We do have debates on the business but it is always healthy and positive. Both of us have our own clientele and we handle them individually. We have different styles of working, but we work parallel and the destination is of course the same. My brother is my strength. He is like the root of Evolve, and I am the stem, I can't survive without his support and inputs. I can trust him blindly.


On the Cards My current dream is the Lakme Fashion week. I am determined to make it to this coveted platform! As of now we are concentrating more on expanding opportunities than the number of outlets. We have set our standards for national level. Advice to Budding Entrepreneurs I feel for any person punctuality and systematic approach towards what you do is very necessary. Three principles I believe in are- discipline, passion and hard work. With discipline things appear clearer and you become aware of your strengths and weaknesses. Have passion for your work. Now, all you need is hard work. You might be hindered by many obstacles, overcome them and move forward. I believe there is a solution to every problem. Trust yourself and you will be successful! A leaf out of his diary 7.00 am- I start the day with a fruit and a solid workout! I practise power yoga and gymnastics 9.30- Breakfast time 11.00 am- Leave for work. First half is for designing. Post lunch, we have our meetings, followed by looking into the accounting and other daily aspects of the business. My wife Esha and I are not party animals. We would rather go to a silent place or stay home and spend time with each other. But at the same time we like to meet up with family and friends too. COMPATIBILITY METER ESHA IS A COMPLETE PACKAGE: HARISH We knew each other from childhood since we were neighbours. She's a woman of substance. She has a golden heart that goes out to any needy. One of her best qualities that make me proud is her selessness. She puts everyone before her. Secondly, she is always organised. She maintains a checklist and sees to it that things are going in order. She hates last minute plans and changes, as it was not a part of her checklist. Needless to say she's the most beautiful woman. She is a pro at multitasking. It always amazes me. As a mother she is very protective of

our son Jian. As he's just a year old, her entire time goes for him. These are few of her favourites. Colour- Black Attire- Fusion wear Brand- Nothing in particular Designer- Of course me!

that aura, fun and excitement in him. What I admire about him is his quality of encouraging others. He has a very welcoming smile which never wears off. Even if you wake him up in the middle of the night, he will be standing right up to help you with a big smile!

Food- Italian & Mexican

These are a few of his favourites

Car- Limousines

Colour- Black

Accessories - Stiletto

Attire- Casual wear

Actor- Hugh Jackman

Designer- Christopher

Actress- Kangana

Food- Home food

Movie – Black

Car- Aston Martin

Holiday spot - Kashmir

Accessories- Sunglasses

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How did you get interested in the showbiz? What was the first assignment? Initially I wished to be a fashion designer and be a part of the industry. I participated, rather casually, in a fashion contest that was held in my school. I won it. It gave me confidence that I can try my hand at modeling too. While I was in Dehradun, I got a call for a show from Mumbai. Let me tell you it is a big deal as people go to Mumbai to hunt for work, but I got it sitting tight in Dehradun. My first assignment was a television commercial of Fair & Lovely cream. It was followed by TV shows like Get Gorgeous, Pyar Ka Bandhan etc. Bollywood would be a natural choice for aspirants like you, why did you debut in Tollywood? When I debuted at Tollywood, I also had an opportunity with Bollywood. I was a little confused. But the offer in Tollywood had better scope to show my acting skills and talent. I am proud that I chose Andala Rakshasi over a Bollywood film. The first movie Andala Rakshasi earned you fame and accolades including Best Debutante Award, how was the feeling? Awards are always overwhelming. That apart, it also earned me rave reviews and critical acclaim. I grasped acting Critics were thoroughly impressed by my acting. through I still get messages from fans. For any debutant, self-learning process receiving such response is a dream. of ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’. Did you receive any formal training in acting? Not exactly. The only close thing was a theatre workshop which I attended in Dehradun. I grasped acting through a self-learning process of ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’. Moreover, I never believed in training schools. I feel it is a natural flair, With Bhale Bhale Magadivoy you made a hattrick in you either have it in you or don’t. Tollywood. Tell us the secret? How was it facing the camera for the first time It is indeed the biggest hit for me. I went to a theatre and was on the film set? awestruck by the magnitude of the crowd there. Every show is For Andala Rakshasi, I had a warm up session. I got going houseful all over the two states. There is no secret behind used to the people on the set. By the time the real its success. shoot started, I got comfortable with the language Now you got the tag of lucky heroine, your take on it. too. The idea was to work on the character. I love I am not a person who glorifies luck alone. I prefer to be known camera, once it rolled, I was just the best of me. as a talented heroine to being stamped as a lucky heroine. Your second movie Doosukeltha was also a hit. An actor who looks good, can perform well, dance with ease and What do you ascribe that to- luck or stars’ give smashing hits. To some extent I have achieved this. performance or efforts by the entire team? Do you feel nervous when the camera rolls? To some extent it is the combination of all three. I am very cool and confident. I just want my dialogues in However, the most crucial factor is hard work put in advance, as I don’t like prompting. I have to understand them by the actors. You need to perform well without and prefer to deliver them my way. Once I know my lines, I am relying only on luck. Even team effort is essential. pretty self-assured. If not, I feel restless. There should be understanding among the team. What made you enter Tamil industry? I am a kind of person who looks for good scripts. My focus is naturally how my character is crafted. I don’t mind appearing on the screen just for four-five times. But my presence should leave an impact on the viewers. I liked the script of Brahman and signed it.

Tell us about Soggade Chinni Nayana and LOL. What are your other upcoming projects? I am doing Sogade Chinni Nayana with Nag sir. I am also working on Lakshmi Devi Ki O Lekkaundi. My roles in these movies are quite distinct and different. In Sogade Chinnni…., I am given a very traditional look and I feel Indian woman looks most stunning in traditional wear especially in sari. You will see me in traditional and glamorous avatar. She is smart and not gullible.


Naveen Chandra, Rahul Ravindran, Manchu Vishnu and Nani - with whom did you share the best rapport on the sets? I shared good rapport with all of them. But on the sets of Bhale Bhale…. we had a lot of fun. Moreover, I always like Nani as an actor. It was a different experience working with him. Which is the toughest part in acting? Nothing serious so far! I love acting, dancing and playing every kind of emotion. It was not acting, but a different incident. During the shoot of Andala Rakshasi we had a scene near a lake in Munnar and it was full of leeches and earthworms. I have terrible phobia about these creatures. What kind of movies are your picks? In these three years, I got many offers, but hadn’t signed many. Yet I gave three hits. I don’t like to play the same kind of roles again and again. I can perform best, if I am happy with my character.

Which movie has been the closest to your heart, and why? It is my first movie, we shot it for almost a year and I was totally into the character, I turned into Midhuna. Even Bhale Bhale…. is special for me. I loved myself the most while doing this movie.

We have heard that you are a good Kathak dancer, when can the audience see your grooving skills? They have already seen it in my latest flick in which I did mass, western and classical Kuchipudi, almost all genres. Given a chance, I love to do a dance-based movie. How do you define yourself as an actor? I am still learning and it is an evolving process.

Ill-manners. Men who don’t respect women. Ideal date Me, my man and the beach, no one else Crush in the industry I never had a crush, that’s strange. But I am straight (bursts into laughter)

Dream role None! I want to make a role of my own which would be dream role for many. I am a little slow A kind of role in picking up you will never movies, as I approve wish to give you Something the best vulgar.

How comfortable are Shoot by Sarika Gangwal you with bold scenes? They should go with the flow and be there only if the script demands, not just to grab attention. I feel we can show love, without using them. If any role demands I can take them up. But, to be honest, at the moment I am not comfortable.

Most enjoyable memories on sets There are plenty. But the one I cherish the most is during the shooting of Andala Rakshasi in Munnar. Every day we had to travel a few hours up and down from our hotel and on the way we used to stop by to have tea and snacks. Those roadside breaks were like picnic for me. I still feel really nice recalling those memories.

RAPID FIRE Boon of stardom The love you receive Risk of stardom Balancing it Being type-casted Sad One thing you can’t stand Bad odour Turn off in men

Things on which you love to spend Clothes and gadgets. A thing you would never trade even for greatest of fortune My self-respect. Being on red cover I am really happy about it. I loved talking to you. You framed interesting questions and I enjoyed answering them. People will look at me in a different way after reading this interview. I must say they will know the real me and love me even more. Your message to fans. Just continue loving me and keep your confidence in me. You might feel I am little slow in picking up movies; reason, I don’t want to disappoint you with the bad ones and wish to give you the best.


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Vizag Bound I am originally from North India. My rst job landed me here in Vizag in 2005. I joined HSBC as caller in the collection department. My performance brought me good promotions and after ve-year tenure, I left as Assistant Manager Collection. Besides climbing different ladders with various roles, I also obtained yellow belt Six Sigma certication. Stint with Hospitality I got married and wanted a change in my prole. Vizag is often blamed as the land with no opportunities, but I give it a clean chit. Yes, there was a time post HSBC, I was scared about next job options. But, there was something better waiting for me and it happened in the form Four Points by Sheraton. When I joined, it was in a setting up stage, there was not even a board of the property. I took up the prole of Manager catering sales and business development. I never thought that I could be a sales person. I was glad that I could generate so much of business for the hotel. It was quite a challenging task, as I had to create awareness among the locals that something of this sort exists, as well as had to get deals for the property. I literally became the face of the sales. Next Plunge My next job was with Kenexa (changed to IBM). Here I joined as a project head of RPO (Recruiting Process Outsourcing). I was in charge of recruiting for mega companies all over the world like Ford, Corning, Boston Scientic and the likes. By now I have an experience of over a decade in corporate and multinational companies. My CV had brands like HSBC, IBM, Sheraton and I got hands on experience in collection, people management, recruitment, marketing, sales, PR, managing projects, dealing with clients etc. Every stage and role had added to my skills. I felt I was ready to make the next move. I always had the calling for export and import but wasn’t

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When it comes to our health, we may take it casually, but when it is our children we become extra cautious. This too happened with me. When I was carrying, I started wondering what I am passing to my unborn baby. My entire pregnancy period was gone in research on food industry. I started reading and researching about it and at one point I got so paranoid

During the scrutiny of some export procedures, I spotted dreadful adulteration in food. Not just this, I also came across a lot of popular Indian brands that were refused entry in the international market because their products contained high level of pesticide residues or GMOs(genetically modied objects). People who eat genetically modied and pesticide pumped up food for a long time are bound to suffer from disorders like lethargy, tumors, dizziness. Such food items are unt for human consumption. In Ancient India crops were untouched by GMOs, pesticides, insecticides, harmful chemicals. I looked for the produces which India is famous for and zeroed in on tea, coffee, pulses and spices. Test of Trade

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realizing that the fruits, pulses, grains everything was contaminated, adulterated and infected. It is nothing but slow poison. After a thorough study, I found that the solution lay in organic food. After switching to this variant of food, I thought why not make it available for others too. Thus, Ancient India was born. It is into export of organic agricultural food produce. I am associated with IFOAM Organics International (World’s biggest organisation promoting Organic Movement) and have completed the

I am very good at reaching biggest names of European countries, who are not easily approachable. However, the major challenge is matching their expectations in lab tests. Whatever produce you want to export, you need to show the chemistry of the food. Trust me, it is very difcult for me to nd a product in India that matches their parameters. I literally have to travel the width and length of India to nd products of their standard.

Authenticity Check Organic food is something which needs to be protected at every level. Even the soil is certied, the farmer has to produce a certicate which needs an annual renewal. Everything goes through a lab test. It is certied by the producer, then by the processor and then examined by third party inspection. If something goes wrong, the license is cancelled and the person involved is blacklisted. Even the packaging has its rules and depending on the food items, it should have less of petroleum as it can also spoil the quality.


There are stringent and separate rules for export license too. It is only natural that there is justiable price involved, if you have to protect the food at every stage. But it doesn’t amount to a great variation in the price tag of non-organic and organic food. It is just, that people have to make a wise choice and cut down on medical bills, which run into thousands and lakhs of rupees these days. I would just leave it here saying “if you think organic food is expensive – have you priced cancer lately?” At Offing Till now my business is into export. Now we are getting into domestic market. We are also adding a range of new products under lifestyle – body care, seasoning, condiments, packed food, baby food. An app has been launched and it gives all the information besides creating awareness. This domestic launch would help us building our brand and adds to its credibility. Besides the app, there is a website i.e. www.ancientindiaorganics.in which has all the details and facilitates same day delivery in the city. Tea and coffee will be under our own brand. We are authorized distributors of Eco Life (the organic segment of Dawat rice) and also of Pure and Sure (A Bangalore-based organic products company that has a strong foothold in Karnataka and a good presence nationally.) Additionally, we have tied up with 24 Mantra (grocery), Nourish Organics, Conscious Food (organic snacks), Pristine (baby food), and Organic Harvest (bodycare products). The idea is to create a onestop-shop. The quality of these products is exceptional. Their promotion is needed until we introduce to new users, once they try it, they get glued to them. I am aiming to convert as many families as possible into organic food consumers. Balancing Act Wife, mother and entrepreneur – it is not a very easy thing to juggle all these roles. So I have to start the day early. I am blessed to have Lalit, as my husband. He has seen the weakest and the strongest side of my personality. I can’t imagine this path without him. I don’t compromise on my time with my son Ayaan except when I am travelling. I try to spend good quality time with him every day. I am truly grateful to my entire family, friends, mentors and staff who extend uninching support to me. Message to Women Women have tremendous potentials and

talents. No one can stop them if they are determined. Even my life wasn’t easy and I am yet to reach where I want to see myself. But the only thing which keeps me going is my mother, who never gives up. I have an identical twin sister. My mom is the source of strength for both of us. She is our inspiration. Because of her I and my sister are such determined lots. So all those aspiring women entrepreneurs, don’t be afraid to follow your calling, never compare yourself with others, run your own race, never quit. One day all those hurdles will turn in to lessons, all wounds in to experiences and your journey might become a very inspiring story to someone. This is my recent favourite quote “I learnt to take on things I’d never done before; comfort and growth do not co-exist,” by Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM. Ultimate Goal

A Green Dream I want to have a beautiful tree house and stay close to nature To Relax Go away from city life to a remote place. Sports to Splurge Swimming, which I have learned recently Passion of Difference Wine always interests me a lot. I am a wine collector. I want to test and taste different origins like bio dynamic (which is beyond organic), African, Australian origin. Even I wish to own a vineyard (beams) someday. HER THOUGHTS •

Know what you are eating. Make a rightful choice

I know there is a market for organic food and I want to be the pioneer in meeting the demand.

I want to become the largest exporter of • I believe there is more to life than just organic food in the country. The bigger basic survival and luxury. goal is to bring a change in the food People who have tasted victory culture, to wipe out illness and ignorance. • through hard work know very well I am taking baby steps towards it. At what a fullling experience it is. present I have plans to conduct sessions with BNI, Rotary, Waltair club and schools • Working for women empowerment is to educate people on organic food. I my life’s goal. believe producers don’t produce what they like but what is in demand, so we must change the demand. We must choose healthier, safer, stable food; it is good for us, If you think organic environment, soil and food is expensive – earth. The day we stop have you priced accepting the bad, it cancer lately? won’t be there in market anymore. SWIFT SIX Bucket List I love travelling and luckily I travel a lot due to my work. The list includes ride in the London Eye, walk across the Great Wall of China, go on African Safari, dive and explore a shipwreck, stand under a meteor shower, bagpack through Europe. Books that Inspire Paulo Coelho, Wayne Dyer & Robin Sharma.


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By Ranita Ray

THE HAUTE

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OUTURIER

HYDERABAD

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learning and gain practical experience at something from Anahita compliments are an early age. I obtained an MSc Degree in bound to pour in. This store is all about international Marketing Management from the LUBS Leeds University Business School in 2001. After I came back to India, I joined Chermas and started helping out in our stores. I got into retail when the Malakpet Chermas opened. I was handling procurement of menswear and added a lot of brands on the retail front. I love to be on the shop oor and interact with customers and I enjoy merchandisin g thoroughly. Watching show window “I believe every day is a fashion show and displays of the world is a ramp,” quotes Maniza, the some of the younger of the two sisters and co-owner best of this classy store. In a tete-a-tete with departmental Maniza, we found out how demanding the stores in the Watching dreams world of fashion is and how she is world can itself transform into handling it. be a huge fashion excites me. learning Foundation experience. My family has been in Hyderabad for Cherazad and I generations. My dad, Mr.K.F.Pestonji, wanted to step up a was a pilot by profession and later multi designer clothing became a businessman. My mother, store in Hyderabad in 2011. Mrs.Gool, was a banker. My father’s brother Mr. Dada Pestonji was heading a Arrival of Anahita garment export house in Mumbai and Both of us, Cherazad and I thought of sent a few garments to Hyderabad to sell, launching a new brand called Anahita which were sold like hot cakes. Thrilled by which would have a niche market. It is a adding happiness to our customers’ lives. the response, my dad opened a small multi-designer store for women and we We have an edge on style. If you want to store in Basheerbagh. Later, he thought of are working with India’s best designers. be a head turner, I would highly starting a brand of his own. Thus, in 1980 Here the fabrics are pure, silhouettes are recommend shopping at Anahita. Chermas was born and my mother also unique and workmanship is gorgeous. It joined him in this venture. They coined the has both luxury pret and couture. Season Decoding Fashion name taking a part of the names of their after season you get latest and best I can dene fashion with my favourite two daughters- Cherazad and Maniza. fashion here. It has been received quote on it, “If I can have any impact I Chermas was the one to pioneer positively by Hyderabad. Because of the want women to feel good about readymade garments in Hyderabad. fashion background and knowledge we themselves and have fun with fashion.” Since 1980, almost every Hyderabadi has have, it helped us to create a brand and Fashion is what you are offered four times worn Chermas’ garments. We were the reach a different segment of clientele. a year by a designer, and style is what ones who got Madras Check shirts and you choose. So if I can help someone to Buffallo Jeans, for which there was a Having an Edge choose that style, make them look stylish, huge craze back then. This year, Chermas I feel in order to be irreplaceable; you I would be glad to do that. is celebrating its 35th anniversary. It is need to be unique and different. Anahita, built by and by over the years with the has an interesting collection. You will nd Fashion Faux Pas joint efforts of my parents. ensembles for brides-to-be, trousseau I think everyone has a right to wear what wear, cocktail dresses, engagement he/she wants to and look how he/she Professional Start outts, to basic tunic, footwear and wants to. I don’t believe in criticising As children we grew up in the world accessories. It wasn’t easy to get so someone’s dressing style. It’s what they surrounded by fashion. I accompanied many brilliant designers on board. We can relate to. I feel fashion is a very my mom on her buying and handpick styles and I must say our taste personal subject. merchandising trips which helped me plays a key role in it. If somebody buys red | october 2015 | 87 anjara Hills of Hyderabad has turned into a fashion hub today. From the agship stores of front runners fashion designers of the country to the mega labels- one nds the fashion providers of all kinds. But there are still a few fashion houses which rule the roost. Anahita is one such name. The moment you step into this chic boutique you are convinced of the sophisticated tastes and great aesthetic sense of its creators. Every corner reects elegance, grandeur, and lushness. Each piece on display is a symbol of the adeptness of selecting the nest ensembles by Maniza and Cherazad the brains behind Anahita. A venture which was started ve years ago, has today turned into an inseparable part of lives of fashionistas in the city who wish to make their sartorial statements.


some of the best works in the world. In recent times I have introduced designer capes in the city and they are very strong this season. Family Support My parents are certainly my best guides. Cherazad and I enjoy working together. The age gap between us is just one year, so we are friends. I am fortunate to have an equally supportive in-laws and husband Vishal Patny. They are very encouraging and it gives me that push to march ahead and make it even better.

Anahita started from the scratch and it has been a good upward growth.

Future Plans The immediate plan is to add more of Bridal Couture which will give you sartorial choices for sangeeeth, mehendi, cocktail parties and weddings of course. We are also gearing up for festive season in a big way. Give the store a chance to surprise you this festive season with the best collections and beautiful fashion ensembles for Dussera, Diwali and wedding season.

Suggestion to Entrepreneurs Work hard, be original. Innovation is the key to success. There is no shortcut. Your work will speak for yourself.

Love to splurge… In Anahita, it is my favourite fashion destination in the world today. I enjoy travelling the most. My favourite is Italy for its haute fashion, food, art and history, I love to soak in the local culture. Swiss Alps and glaciers make a great holiday for us. I also enjoy good housekeeping like home decor and collecting art. Also love the hand embroidered Parsi gara saris gifted by my mother and wish to pass them and classy pieces to my daughter as heirloom. Off Job I like spending time with my siblings, family or chilling out with friends and going for movies. Spa time is also a great way to unwind. If not Anahita I love creativity. I have strong liking towards home décor and art. Had it not been Anahita, it has to do with a creative eld, may be interior designing or event management. Bucket list My bucket list has a lot to do with my experiences with my loved ones and the things which give them joy. However, I nurse a dream to write a book maybe an autobiography someday.

HER THOUGHTS •

Every day of your life is important and you must make the most out of it.

SWIFT SEVEN

I can’t call anything in particular a fashion disaster. Rather I would say if anyone approaches me for an honest suggestion, I can guide them better instead of passing judgement on their sense of fashion. Trends Connect I love reading fashion magazines and following fashion houses and labels and attending the best fashion events in the country. I also follow my favourite international design houses like Chanel, Gucci, Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld, Dolce & Gabbana to name a few. This gives an insight into the latest trends in the industry. Even India has great talents and has shown red | october 2015 | 88

Clothes that Define You For evenings I like dresses, for day wear I go with very regular clothes. Quality and style dene my wardrobe. Now my wardrobe is predominantly Anahita. I wear more westerns; ethnic wear is limited, mostly to traditional functions.

Nothing worth having comes easy in life.

Favourite Designers Karl Lagered, Tom Ford, Valentino, CoCo Chanel. Pankaj & Nidhi, Ridhi Mehra to name a few.

Don’t try to be someone you are not by imitating their way of dressing. The best you can be by being yourself.

A girl should be both, classy and sensuous.

Go-to-dress A stunning black cocktail dress.


Going

It ian By Ranita Ray

Chef Hemanth Singh

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taly is celebrated for its culinary greatness. Its cuisine has long since travelled beyond native borders and can be found all around the world, Hyderabad is no exception. Drawn by the creamy cheese, tangy tomato or the fresh aroma of oregano you are bound to step in at The Pasta Bar Veneto. Treat your senses by indulging in a rich dining experience. Take home the memories. And if you still crave for them at odd hours but can’t visit the place then try your favourite dishes at home, as Chef Hemanth Singh is sharing their secret recipes here.

Lasagna di Pollo Ingredients Tomato sauce

100 ml

Cooked lasagna sheet

3no

Chicken Bolognese (each layer 75 gms)

150 gms

Cheese (each layer 20 gms)

60 gms

Soup base

30 ml

Garlic bread

1 no

Salt to taste

Method: In a pasta pan heat the tomato sauce, add the chicken Bolognese and allow it to cook for a minute. Pour in the cream and toss it well so that it coats the chicken thoroughly. In a baking bowl apply a layer of 10 ml of tomato sauce and place a lasagna sheet. Now spread the chicken mixture (half of it). Sprinkle cheese on top (20 gm). Repeat the same for one more layer and top it with the third lasagna sheet. Spread soup base sauce and sprinkle cheese on top. Load it in the conveyor for two to three minutes at 450º to 580ºF. Garnish it with basil pesto seasoning. Serve it hot with garlic bread.

Pescealla Griglia Basa fish fillet (180-190 gms)

For the marinade 1 no

Perry Perry sauce

50gms

Boiled mashed potato

50gms

Blanched broccoli

15gms

Dry herbs (basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary)

20gms

Blanched cauliflower

15gms

Salt to taste

Blanched sliced carrot

15 gms

Lemon sizzling

7gms

Lemon butter

10 gms

Vinegar

10 ml

Garlic bread

1 no

Method: Marinate the fish fillet with all the ingredients of the marination for 20 minutes. Grill the fish fillet, till it turns golden brown on both the sides. Ensure it doesn’t get burnt. Season the blanched vegetables with salt and pepper. Now for plating, place the mashed potato in the canter of the plate and arrange the vegetables around it. Place the grilled fish on the bed of the potato. Garnish with basil pesto seasoning. Serve it with garlic bread and lemon butter.

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Ingredients


Pasta Bolognese Ingredients Tomato Sauce

100ml

Cooked spaghetti pasta

185 gms

Chicken Bolognese (minced chicken)

50gms (cooked)

Cooking cream

20ml

Parmesan cheese

1gm

Basil leaves

1gm

Olive oil Garlic cloves

2 (chopped)

Salt and chilli flakes to taste

Method: In a pasta pan pour the tomato sauce. Add the chicken Bolognese and cook for 20 seconds. Blanch the pasta for 30 seconds, take it out and drain the water. Add pasta to the pan and toss it well. Now blend in cream and coat the sauce well. Toss it again. Transfer in a serving plate and sprinkle grated parmesan cheese. Garnish with basil and serve.

Sesame Chicken Ingredients

Corn flour

5gms

For one piece

Ginger and garlic juice

10 ml

Chicken breast

20 gms

Panko crumb

10 gms

Perry Perry sauce

10ml

Ocean crumb

10 gms

Ketchup

10 ml

Vinegar

10 ml

Egg

1 no

White sesame seeds

10 gms

Dry herbs ( oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil)

Oil for deep frying 5gms each

Maida

5gms

Spicy mayo sauce

20 ml

Method: Marinate the chicken with the sauces barring mayo sauce, ginger and garlic juice, herbs, egg, corn flour and leave for 20 minutes. In a plate mix both the crumbs and in another plate spread the sesame seeds. Now roll the chicken breast on the crumbs first and then dab it on the sesame seeds and deep fry in oil till it turns light golden in colour for around 3 minutes. Serve with spicy mayo sauce. PepePollo in Crosta

Ingredients Chicken breast boneless (150gms) For marinade Rosemary dry Thyme dry Black pepper crushed Tomato ketchup Perry Perry sauce Vinegar white Olive oil Salt to taste

Caesar’s Salad

1 piece

5 gms 5 gms 10 gms 30ml 20 ml 15 ml 40ml

Method: Marinate the chicken breast with all the ingredients except the oil and leave it for 20 minutes in refrigerator. Place the marinated chicken slices on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Served with mashed potato and grilled vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, sliced carrot) and garlic bread.

Ingredients Lettuce

175 gms

Caesar’s dressing

30 ml

Parmesan Cheese

2gms

Bread Croutons

8 pieces

Garlic bread

1 nos

Method: In a salad bowl, mix lettuce and Caesar dressing well, give it a toss. Now arrange it on a deep bottom plate, sprinkle parmesan cheese and top it with deep fried bread croutons. Serve it with garlic bread.


Mozzarella Ricotta Fingers Ingredients For

5 pieces

Ingredients Mozzarella Cheese

100 gms

Ricotta cheese

25 gms

Panko Crumbs

75 gms

Ocean Crumbs

75 gms

Method: Mix all the ingredients, except oil and mayo sauce. Make five fingers out of the mixture. Heat oil for deep frying and fry them until they turn light golden. Serve hot with spicy mayo sauce.

Salt to taste Fresh herbs

50gms

Spicy Mayo Sauce

20ml

Oil for deep frying

Mud Pie Ingredients Chocolate sauce

20 ml

Chocolate crumbs

50gms

Vanilla ice cream

1 scoop

Chocolate powder

10 gms

Method: In a bowl mix all the ingredients and blend them thoroughly. Pour the mixture in a round glass and freeze it for 15-20 minutes. Now to serve, place the glass on a serving plate upside down, gently tap it so that the mud pie comes out. Serve with chocolate sauce and relish it cold.

Minestrone Ingredients Chopped vegetables (tomato, onion, zucchini, carrot, garlic) 2 gm each Tomato sauce

150 ml

Salt & pepper to taste Olive oil Spaghetti

15gms

Garlic bread

1 nos

Basil leaves

1gm

Parmesan Cheese

1gm

Method: Cook the spaghetti and keep it aside. Don’t over boil it. In a sauce pan, heat a few drops of olive oil and sautÊ the vegetables. Now pour the tomato sauce. Add 20 ml water and season it with salt and pepper. Bring it to a boil. Remove from heat. Place the cooked spaghetti on a soup bowl and pour the soup into it. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. Serve it hot along with a piece of garlic bread.

Tropical Fruit Punch Ingredients Pineapple juice

120 ml

Cranberry juice

60 ml

Crushes with cherry

20 ml

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Method: In a highball glass pour the pineapple juice first, then stir in cranberry juice and crush together. Pour in ice cubes. Garnish with pineapple slices, pineapple leaves and fresh red cherry and serve chilled.


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r. Romesh Agarwala, one of the city’s well known entrepreneurs, established Romesh & Co and Amit ay ita R n Engineers. Now at 80+ he is still an iron a By R man. His son Amit Agarwal inherited not only his business but also his soul and spirit. Yes, a perfect example of ‘like father, like son’. He picked up trade threads from his father who had built the business starting from the scratch in 1957. Besides managing the facility handed down to him, Amit made a sizable contribution to it by expanding its scope.A thorough professional and an expert in his eld, Amit is a popular socialite and known for his gracious hospitality and singing talent. Complementing his persona is his wife charming Vibha. Her contribution is crucial both at home, which she wonderfully manages and at work, where she keeps accounts and runs the administration. Over a cup of hot rasam, cake and munchies on a rainy afternoon at Agarwal’s home “Sarasdeep”, Amit spoke about his trade.

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How did it all start? My father landed in Vizag in 1955, following his elder brother who was working in Hindustan Shipyard Ltd. My father started his business with home appliances and followed it up with instruments for Andhra University. Later, he added engineering products such as cutting tools etc., to his product line with supplies to BHPV (now BHEL). He further added chemicals and welding products. In 1973, he started another company, Amit Engineers dedicated to welding and allied products.

Shoot by Dhana Vijay Sales Management from Bhavan’s Institute of Management. Then I went for a course in Welding at Welding Research Institute, Trichy. It gave me an impressive knowledge and contacts in the welding arena. I became the member of The Institute of Engineers (IE), Indian Institute of Welding (IIW) and Indian Welding Society (IWS). I also served as the secretary for both IIW & IWS. I became a Fellow of both IE & IWS. IE provided me with a chance to become a Charted Engineer (CE). A CE can certify equipment that are accepted by banks and statutory institutes as bona de. red | october 2015 | 94

When did you join him? I joined in 1986 by taking up the responsibilities of sales and marketing of Amit Engineers. Now I take care of all operations. I obtained a degree in mechanical engineering from Andhra University and a PG diploma in Marketing and

Your addition to the business? I introduced plastic injection moulding as an ancillary unit to Synergies Castings in 2000. We diversied, manufacturing plastic spools for Lincoln Electric, Chennai, plastic components for packing automotive windscreens manufactured by Pilkington Automotive, Visakhapatnam. We also manufacture plastic cabinets for instrument monitors used in hospitals (ICU) for a company which has its parent branch in the US and PVC gaskets for an optical lens manufacturer. What are the special benefits you enjoy, being part of a family business?

The best boon is the opportunity to work with my father, who is the backbone of our business. I have gained tremendously, learning from him. He made a humble beginning and had developed innovative strategies, as how to approach the customer, how to close a deal, how to keep relationship with customers and industry which helped in shaping the business into the way it is today. He has taught that one should be 100% committed to his work only then people would consider you as a reliable business associate. He has trained us to be very organized, disciplined and thoroughly systematic. Perhaps, in business I can match his calibre, but not otherwise. I owe


a lot to my mother Dr.Lavanya Lata, a well known obstetrician of older times, who created a home away from home for the family. Though she retired from active practice, she is always ready to help anyone who approaches her for medical advice. What are your professional strengths? It is my technical knowledge especially in welding metallurgy, often my customers and business associates compliment me for my strong communication skills. I keep things simple and clear and it makes the dealing easy and comfortable. Didn’t you think of transcending Visakhapatnam? Until few years back, we didn’t look beyond Visakhapatnam and adjoining districts. But now we have widened our boundaries within AP and to Odisha. What are new products, equipment and technologies you are working on? We are diversifying from maintenance equipment and consumables to capital equipment and projects. We are working with a Ukraine-based company to introduce a system called Magnetic Impulse for the steel industry. We also have plans to get into automation, especially in the welding eld. The consumable market is getting competitive, hence to be in the race with the kind of experience and knowledge we have, we believe, we must step up the scale and bring in high-end equipment. Necessary actions are in process. Recently we have tied up with a French company for pipe welding for special applications. For many years we were working only with Indian products and companies. With the opening of global markets, we are now dealing with some foreign products of very advance quality. Now we have both Indian and high-end foreign products to cater to a wider

spectrum of customers.

could be:

With such highly technical products lines, do you need specially trained workforce? A lot of training is given to our team to keep them industry-ready. Recently, we have inducted younger generation executives. So now we have both the experienced and fresh talent working. It is

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Create a web portal and an advisory board to answer the trade and industry regarding any business transaction with respect to tax tariffs, billing process and documentation.

b) Remove road permit for every procurement into AP from other states. This has increased the work load manifold. Many times it defeats urgent procurement requirements. AP can progress fast only if such trade hurdles are removed. Road permit should be restricted only to high value capital equipment and raw materials. c)

The government is protective about its tax revenues. It is equally duty bound to protect the interest of the

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a nice family atmosphere at work. In our four companies, we are a total 60+ members and together we make a good team. What are your future plans for the business? We have plans to get into welding services, especially for oil and gas and power industry. In near future, we expect a great demand from these industries and a lot of special welding application will be required within India and overseas. What are the steps you would expect from the government to make it a favourable market for firms like yours? Government should support businesses and trade, some signicant steps

businesses who are creating tax revenues for the Government by introducing systems to link all credit sales with sufcient deterrence and legislation to ensure zero bad debts and timely payment by customers. This will build condence in businessmen who will work relentlessly to improve turnovers and increases tax revenues.


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e it festive or a ceremonial celebration, the traditional occasion can’t be complete without a silk sari for women. That strong has been the bonding between the two. It is only natural that there is a market thriving on this unity. Every second day, you observe a new silk seller joining the bandwagon. But it is a market where customer is the queen and she goes to the place where she gets exactly what she wants. Venu Gopal Rachakonda is one such smart trader who impresses his clients with the store house of best of silks, - Sri Krishna Silks. The young man knows what his customers seek and he serves exactly that on a silver platter.

By Ranita Ray

Silk Smooth Trade

HYDERABAD

What are the roots of your family business? My family is into apparel trade since 1956, which was started by my grandfather. After completion of my graduation, I joined the family business in 2005 and continued working for three years. Meanwhile, I went through a three-month certicate course from NIFT. But by and large it has been a hands on training. I wanted to start a venture of my own in the same eld, but in a different or to be specic in a rened way. In 2008, two of my cousins, Murali and Gopi Manepally and a friend Goutham and I came together to launch a brand. All of us have our own family businesses, but this was our own initiative. We launched Sri Krishna Silks. It has a modish appeal and included high-end saris, especially in Kanjivaram and Benarasi. We also have readymade men and women’s ethnic wear, all under one roof. What are the fresh concepts you have added? Around 2006-07, I started an e-commerce division and it was the rst-of-its-kind in the city. It was called e-sari store. The website was not just for selling saris, but to offer a complete package of matching blouses, petticoats, tting of fall etc. Our reach was not just within the country, as we catered to many overseas clients to countries like Dubai, US, South Africa, Australia and all in bulk. At present I am reviving this e-store again even in a better way.

Shoot by Dinakar Pamu How the products at your store are different from others? We choose our materials, design them and put it for sale. Even there are a few products for which we have our weaving looms in Dharmavaram and Aarni and weaving is done in-house. Does quality or quantity play key role in successful clothing business? I feel quantity or trading in bulk might fetch you big returns, but it is quality which can give you a lasting presence in the market. My uncle, Mr.Manepally Ramarao, the founder of Manepally group always inspires us and he insists we maintain quality. Let me tell you, one of the major reason behind opening Sri Krishna Silks was the demand of pure and authentic silk saris by a lot of our jewellery clients who would crib of not

having pure quality silk saris in the city. How do you ensure quality? Are there any parameters? Yes there is a parameter to judge the purity and many traders aren’t still aware of it. We are one of the rst few in the city to offer Silk Mart quality saris. It is like standardization of BIS Hallmark in jewellery. We have a silk mart tag with almost all the Kanjivaram, especially in which pure zaris are being used, vouching for the quality. With a new mall or store opening every alternate day, has it become a competitive market for you? Not exactly! Basically I feel there is no outsider with whom I am competing; I would be rather competing with myself to get things better and better. I set targets

for myself and raise the bar up for the next time. This competitiveness helps me to perform better. What are the publicity modes you use to promote your brand? I am looking at direct reach to the customer. Instead of putting up big hoardings, I prefer to take our brand directly to our customers’ hands through print ads in magazine, pamphlets, gift voucher or SMS marketing. Who are you potent client groups? We have two different stores, targeting two different segments of customers. Sri Krishna Silks caters to middle class, upper middle class and hi-end customers. Brindavan Silks which was started by the same group in 2010, it is lower grous, exclusively to cater to low income group. Sri Krishna Silks is a agship store of the group.


budget. We have saris from as low as Rs.50 to a couple of lakhs. At Five to Rs.15,000 we offer you uppada, benaras, kanjivaram. For bride there are exclusive kanjivaaram saris, that can be obtained for Rs.13,000 to Rs.40,000. Obviously if your budget goes up, our option of unique pieces also goes up. The handloom industry is on the edge Do you take any initiative to revive it? We are always working on the subject and willing to work at greater intensity in future. We are closely working with weavers and promote handloom products. Customers get exclusivity in handloom and the feel of the sari would be matchless. Silk industry is very huge. But many saris are dying somehow. The weavers are moving away to other industries. We try to hold back the weavers by paying them fair labour price. We also educate them to maintain all the elements like quality of yarn, designing, weaving, nesse etc., so that their product will have higher saleability, we guide them on where to procure pure zari or yarn and similar things.

What are your profit levels? We started off with basic margin, our intention is to reach more customers. We aim at providing good quality saris at

It is quality which can give you a lasting presence in the market.

We are closely working with weavers to promote handloom products.

What is your best selling point? Our most selling product is our exclusive range of Kanjivaram. We usually coordinate with the best of designers of Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, take inputs from customers and design them. We have a custom-made option for a certain saris. One of our unique features is we give the customer to get their name designed on a kanjivaram sari. Similarly, if you want your picture to be used, it can also be crafted on the sari with digital print. Such specialities are our advantages. Not only this, if you have your great grandmother’s sari as a heirloom and want to replicate the design, you can certainly come to us, we assure the best output.

Future plans Last year, I opened the second outlet and I am concentrating on it to develop further. There are a couple of other areas in Hyderabad, where I would like to open more branches of the brand. It will be followed by taking the brand to other cities. Another project on which I am working is to do with pure silk production. Usually if silk has to be obtained, one has to boil the cocoons and the worms are killed. We are trying to develop silk from broken cocoons, which also have certain ratio of silk. It is eco-friendly as it doesn’t Do you create awareness among kill the worm. It is time consuming and customers for handlooms? the output is a bit costlier, as the broken These days a lot of power-looms are thread has to be joined. But I am sure the coming and technologies are taking over tag of eco-friendly will create a market for the market. We insist our customers that itself. Moreover, the sari looks just like the they should also buy handloom and be a regular pure silk sari, but buying this you part of the efforts to keep the handloom will be saving the environment too.

What is the greatest threat of the trade? It is denitely the dead stock which is generated by following the trend. We can’t help it. Another reason is customers look for options in same designs or colours or patterns and it ends up with pile up of stock. To tackle the issue, we frequently put up sales to clear off the dead stock. Going with lower margin, we can move the piles fast. We have been getting great response even during the sales; we have never been at losing end. Though we don’t earn too large a prot, but we are happy this way.

industry alive. There are a few varieties of products which still the technology can’t do and manual labour is needed like a pochampally Ikkat, or Paitani sari, where every frame changes. It would be denitely pricy, but the output would be unparalleled. Those who target pricing, we oblige them with power loom. But that richness won’t be there in power loom sari. A handloom kanjivarm takes fortnight to a month to get made, whereas a powerloom ends in a day or two. But that nest designs will be missing in the latter.

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GADGETS

FOR

GOOD NEWS CELL SLAVES By V. Sarada

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 By launching Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+Samsung once again proved that they are the premium brand in the Android smart devices. Samsung engineers managed to integrate bigger display and have done real compact thing by decreasing the bezel in Galaxy Note 5 and making it look beautiful.

s someone very aptly put it, we are all prisoners of technology and are confined to ‘CELLs’. We have no escape from those tiny contraptions that snuggle in our palms. Isn’t it the reason we see a fresh mobile or a new accessory landing in the market every day? Here we talk of some mint-fresh tools.

Features Connectivity:

2G,3G, 4G,LTE,Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0

Dimensions ,Weight:

6.03 x 3.0 x.3 in 171gm

CPU:

Exynos 7420 processor, CPU: Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and Quad Core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57

RAM

4 GB

Memory

32 /64/128GB, Expandable: No

Display

5.7 ”, Capactive Super AMOLED Touch Screen along with Gorilla glass

Camera (primary)

16MP ,Autofocus , LED Flash

Camera (secondary)

5MP

Operating System

Android 5.1.1

Sensors:

Barometer, Accelerometer, gyro sensors, infrared sensors

Battery:

3000mAh: Non Removable A new smartphone from China Chinese startup ZUK, with the backing of Lenovo, has introduced its very first smartphone, Z1, specially designed for power users. The international version is expected to be released soon. Features • • • • • • • • •

Dual SIM Dual Standby 13MP camera at the back with a professional OIS optical image stabilization system with Largent lenses, Front-facing 8MP camera with a large aperture of f/2.2 and pixel size of 1.4- m, all of it running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. A fingerprint sensor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 64GB eMMC storage, 4100mAh battery USB 3.0 Type-C port. Recharging the phone for 5-minutes will enable 120-minutes of talk time.

Inputs from Mr. Duke, MobiCare


The AfterShokz: Trekz Bone Conduction Headphones The power of the AfterShokz brand lies in a single key concept: be open. Yes, we're talking about headphones here. It's about your safety. It's about serious comfort. And, most importantly, staying connected—from your music to your moments—without compromise. Features • Bone conduction technology delivers sound via cheekbones • Open fittm design for safety and comfort • Titanium frame is lightweight plus flexible for portability • PremiumPitchtm dynamic stereo sound • LeakSlayertm sound leakeage • IP55 certified to repel sweat • 6 hours music plus calls • EQ presets boost bass • Dual noise cancelling mics • AudreySays tm voice prompts • Two year warranty

Polyera unveils Wove Band Here is Wove Band from Polyera, which is deemed to be the world’s first flexible display product with curved displays, especially on the higher range TVs and smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. It boasts of a flexible, low-power touch display combining Polyera Digital Fabric Technology with E Ink’s flexible and reflective electronic ink film. The bi-stable nature of E Ink’s electronic ink will enable displays to consume no energy at all while retaining a static image.

TempTraq – Wireless Thermometer TempTraq is the first and only 24-hour intelligent thermometer that continuously senses, records and sends alerts of a child’s temperature to mobile device. You can monitor temperature from the next room, allowing the baby to sleep soundly. It notifies your smart device when the alert temperature has been reached. You can monitor more children on your smart device at the same time.

Emergency Keychain Charger Be it an email or phone call, you need not miss them anymore. Though small in size, Emergency Keychain Charger by Pulsepak gives 2 hours of additional talk time, providing battery backup through a portable design. The charger fits in any keyring and powers your phone on the go. Since it has retractable micro-USB you don’t need a cable to charge. The external switch helps you open or close the connector. When not in use, the charger is capable of holding up the charge for up to 3 months. red | october 2015 | 99


Shoot by Dhana Vijay

By V. Sarada

POLITICIAN WITH

CONSTRUCTIVE VIEWS

VIZAG

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n today’s world where politicians hem and haw or search for words that please everyone, BJP State Finance Committee Convener Mr.Cheruvu Ramakotaiah stands apart. Staunch follower of RSS ideology, he is straightforward both in his word and deed. If he stuns you with his high energy levels, he spellbinds you with his pauseless speech, la Mr.Venkaiah Naidu. Those ve letters -VIZAG- seem to be holding all the magic for him. His enthusiasm grows by minute as he talks of some well-meditated projects he has envisaged for Vizag. Meeting him is certainly an enriching experience because he is an expert in three divergent eldsPolitics, Construction and Social Welfare and talks of them with ourish.


Please begin from the beginning I was born in a very afuent and traditional family that practised agriculture in Peravali village, in Guntur district. Our village produced famous Lakkapalli Bullayya, Former ViceChancellor, Andhra University and IAS ofcer Mr.M.V.S. Prasad. My father the late Mr.Venkata Purnanada Sarma, popularly known as Pappayya garu was an adroit agricultural expert and a body builder. His ideals transcended that tiny village of 5,000 population and his love for people and cattle was something out of the world. When Hyderabad faced a severe drought, he collected grass from the surrounding villages and sent it for starving cattle. He used to take care of the needs of villagers, educate and employ the youth, would not let any youth to be idle. There was hardly any family in the village that did not enjoy his largess. Complementing him in every respect was my mother the late Mrs.Varalakshmi. I have two sisters. Education I studied up to 9th standard in the local Cheruvu Buchchi Ramayya Zilla Parishad School, which was founded by one of my ancestors and went to Tenali for further studies. Having unked in the Intermediate, I found myself at a loose end. I moved to Vizag to try my hand in the book business. At my father’s behest, I got back to studies and joined Bullayya College to study B.Com. After an abortive attempt to study Law, I started Sagar restaurant in VUDA Park. I had to close it in 1989 as I incurred a colossal Rs.10 lakhloss. This was due to the faulty government policies. With the city facing severe power crunch they used to cut off supply by nightfall, which hit my business. Ironically, that was the time the park was developing into a landmark entertainment park. In to Construction Eventually, construction eld caught my eye and I started working for steel plant oating Bharadwaj Associates. There is no looking back after that. Though it all started with a mere Rs.18,000 worth work, by the end of the year I was handling Rs.10lakh worth projects. Notable among the jobs I did for the Steel Plant was xing a Rs.5 cr- worth weighbridge. This

earned me very good name, as it was completed in record time. Mr.V.P. Singh was coming to commission the Steel Plant and I was given the job of writing names (3000 sq.mts) on the buildings which earned me a prot of Rs.75,000 with which I bought my rst Jeep. One project followed the other, not only in the state but also outside. We constructed 7 Kendriya Vidyalaya schools in places like Guntur, Yanam and Srikakulam, landmark GSI building and Doppler Weather radar building on Kailash giri in the city. We bagged the All- India Award for the Administrative Building of Nagarjuna University. After my father’s departure, I changed the name of the company to VR Builders clubbing my name with his. Quite a few projects are in the pipeline which include a hostel for foreign students in Guntur. You are known as the saviour of builders, how come? People think the life of a contractor is a bed of roses. But only he knows that there are innumerable and invisible thorns strewn amidst those owers. He either gets huge prots or incurs immense losses. He is burdened by unnecessary taxes and has to knock at least 30 doors to get the mandatory permissions. This sector is plagued by problems related to sand, cement, labour and last but not the least, nances. We have seen mighty contractors falling like nine pins. Our objective is to educate the contractors who are oblivious to their rights. How and why did you join BJP? Greatly inspired by the veteran leader Vajpayee, I joined BJP in 1995 (actively) and 1998 (very actively), even though I enjoy good ties with different political parties. BJP is

full of honest politicians like Bandaru Dattatreya garu who is my Agnatha guru. I am the rst one to propose Dr.Hari Babu’s name as the state president. When Amit Shah came to the city prior to the elections, the rst call he gave was to me. I am one of the 66-core committee members of the party in Andhra Pradesh and Convener of the State Finance Committee. Tell us about your social welfare activities? I oated an NGO- ViviSri that serves Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakaulam, which can be labeled as backward districts. Yes, we do observe certain development in central Visakha but its peripheral areas show no progress. One should not take the escalating land prices as sign of prosperity of the region. If we connect these three districts with railways efciently, we are sure to see a market boom. The uninterrupted and speedy transportation of merchandise like vegetables will change the very prole of this region. This will also curtail the road trafc, and in turn, pollution.


Please give us a glimpse of your personal ideology Despite the crores of rupees I earned I remain simple and a middle class man at heart because amassing wealth and living life king size are not for me. I don’t earn anything more than I require. I don’t drink or smoke, though I don’t like to stamp them as bad habits. I am very religious. Vajpayee is an austere man. His worldly possessions are nothing but a small house, which he purchased with his pension benets. That is what I emulate. I nurse no ambitions to occupy high chairs but if at all my party wants my services in a particular capacity, I shall not say no. Since I am a genuine tax payer, I can sleep with no burden on my mind. A little about your family I married Rama in 1991. She is a wonderful wife and a fantastic cook. My daughter Tripura is an M.Tech topper and is recently married. My elder son Bharadwaj is studying Civil Engineering in AU and the second son Bhargav Sarma is in Higher Secondary. I am thankful to Dr.Sharda Reddy of Visakha Valley School for giving good education to my children.

Please throw light on your role as VATA Chairman I became the chairman of the 15-year-old Visakhapatnam Air Travellers Association. I have given a lot of time, effort and money to improve the air connectivity the city. Here I must acknowledge the cooperation of good friends like Naresh of Symbiosys. A special mention has to be made of Mrs.Purandeswari. Though she belonged to the rival party she appreciated our initiative and saw to it that the city is airlinked with Singapore. Why this special soft corner for Vizag? I came here as a student and the city helped me grew into an entrepreneur and a leader to be reckoned with. So I must do something for it. Our CM keeps talking of developing the city in the lines of Singapore. But despite its potential and resources, the city’s progress is tardy. I have a few suggestions to develop Vizag as a world class city. red | october 2015 | 102

How do you manage such varied fields? It is very simple - I just delegate work to my trusted lieutenants. In addition to all this, I beautifully manage my ancestral farm lands that give me rich dividends. His dreams for Vizag I advocate clean, green, beautiful and healthy Vizag. To achieve that I have quite a few suggestions. •

ourselves use yash bricks and nano concrete offering quality work with cheaper rates. •

As it is done in Gujarat, every household should be encouraged to rear a cow. Government should lend them support with fodder and this will lead to white revolution.

Dolphin should be made Vizag’s symbol and should be strategically placed in the RK Beach so that world identies the city by just looking at it, as the Merlion stands for Singapore. Along with it we should set up an aquarium with all the sports facility.

A single colour scheme should be adopted for the buildings at least on the beach road. This will offer a beautiful view to the people who are ying into the city. The government should develop sea-breeze resistant paint that can be given on subsidized rates and lend the workforce to paint all the buildings in a uniform pattern.

Every house should have at least one plant. Then we can withstand the onslaught of the cyclones.

Have an Ayurvedic Centre in the lines of Indian Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences run by Zindal in Karnataka. Entertainment should be enormous as it is a fast moving and every changing sector.

Taking advantage of the zoo’s proximity to the city, we should have a night safari.

Organise copter rides, offering a bird’s eye view of the city.

We have to reinforce the drainage system to check incidents like the Aditi accident. And harvest rain water.

Organise a half-day cruise on the sea.

Have a 24-seater aircraft ferrying people to and from the places like Tirupati or Shirdi.

We should use eco-friendly products in all elds. We

The state tourism development wing should be established in Vizag.

To keep the city pollution-free, we should make the polluting units cough up funds for anti-pollution measures.


HYDERABAD

CELEBRATION BEGINS HERE S

teered by his passion for fashion, he made a mark in the City of Pearls. Despite not having a godfather or backing of any kind, he entered Tollywood and Kollywood. Through his pure creativity and perseverance, he stylized the celebs. The young talent grabbed projects like Jagadam, Ragada, Robot, Damarukam, Aarya 2, Ishq and many more. Even, God couldn’t hold Himself back and blessed him with Lady Luck Chandrika who appeared as a pal and later went on to become partner in his career and life. Today, Raamz (especially its wedding collection) has become a label to reckon with. Ram Jeebu, the man and Chandrika Jeebu, the woman behind him, are here sharing how they are shaping their brand.

Shoot by Dinakar Pamu

By Ranita Ray


When did you get into fashion industry? Did you obtain professional training? Ram: I hail from a small town called Razole in East Godavari. There was no fashion connection in our family. Yet I nursed a great fascination for clothes right from the beginning. My biggest blessing has been my parents, who encouraged me to take it up as a career. They are simple people, who have very modest living, not too highly educated and had almost no idea what fashion was all about. But they believed in my dreams. I neither had any formal training nor assisted anyone. In 2007, I started my journey in Hyderabad with a Juki sewing machine costing Rs.15,000 gifted by my father as my only investment. I employed one tailor and started designing clothes as freelancer. I used to visit malls, mega showrooms to learn about trends, designs and colours through window shopping. During one such visit I met director Sukumar in Hyderabad Central and he asked me to come to his ofce. He liked my design and I was on-board of Jagadam. It opened the door of Tollywood and Kollywood for me. Chandrika: From the childhood fashion held a sway over me. I remember my mom’s saris often used to end up as my dresses, designed into different patterns by me. I joined NIFT, Chennai, and completed a four-year course with specialisation in Knitwear. It was followed by six-month work at RK fabrics at Bangalore. Meanwhile, I met Ram and he advised me to join a rm to gain knowledge in woven fabrics and I landed myself a job in Singhania’s in Hyderabad and worked there for six months. What is the source of inspiration for your creations? Ram: In daily life we tend to see many things. From the time the day starts, even the coffee mug or the texture on the coffee throws up a design and it can be an idea for my collection. My hand goes to Page-3 in the newspaper; I follow the Hollywood celebrities’ way of dressing. I don’t copy but get inuenced by a few aspects. Chandrika: I draw inspiration from anything I see. Even our trips to different places help me do so. Recently we went to Maldives, I really liked the place and we are trying to create a collection around it.

second. Ram has been working since 2007 and the label was already created. As it was already an established name, we let it continue. We were serious about our career. Besides that we also decided to be partners for life too. So it is ours. In fact, Raamz (designer label) is by Ram and Chandrika Jeebu. Every piece you see here, is created by both of us. Even the clothes we are wearing for the shoot are designed by us.

How do you work as a team? Ram: Chandrika’s arrival in my life gave it a denite direction. We realized there are a lot of similarities in our tastes. We have the same kind of passion and dedication. We started off as friends, graduated to be partners. Eventually, we thought of opening a boutique together. With limited resources we launched a boutique Raamz Design Studio and it is now one year and nine months old. Our efforts yielded 2000 clients, including many celebrities. This year we took the next step and now she is my better half. Chandrika: We have no ego clashes. Many ask why it is called only Raamz and why my name is not included. I never felt that way, not even for a fraction of a

What is your individual forte? Ram: I am very positive about life. I never look back. Besides that, I am a good observer, if I observe something, I pick up. Even I design interiors, but due to lack of time, it is on the hold for the time being. I never felt I missed something by not having a formal training in the subject. When I came to Hyderabad, my English was not good, even today I couldn’t perfect it. But I can communicate and pass the message with a smile and it works. I never take any negative response to my heart. I just move on. Chandrika: Ram is more into practical knowledge. I am strong in coordinating the workforce. Deciding on embellishments and embroidery is my forte; he is good at creating silhouettes. He is there in the industry for almost eight years and he knows how to handle different kinds of customers. I am just two and a half years old in the industry, so I am learning how to deal with clients. What has been the greatest project so far? Ram: As I mentioned my career began with working for lm industry. After Jagadam, I was referred by cinematographer Rathnavelu to director Shankar for Robot movie. Shankar asked me to design an outt which would look like robot’s costume and have exibility too. I designed one with rexine and rubber. He was thoroughly impressed with my creativity and I was engaged for the movie. I worked almost for two years in this movie and it was a great learning to work with industry’s biggies so closely. It was the major break. Then was the cover shoot for Ma Stars magazine with Chiranjeevi, Rana, Ram Charan. Nag Chaitanya, Nagarjuna. Even the saris I designed for Anushka for Nesthama Nesthama song are still talk of the town.


right way, with right texture, right fabric, detailing of buttons, embellishments or the cuts and designs, the results are always awesome. In our pieces we use a lot of braiding design especially in zardozi, it creates a lovely pattern. We try to give life to clothes as we place embroidery or match the patterns. Chandrika: Even though my specialisation was knitwear, we don’t deal with it in our collection, as it doesn’t have a market here. We have traditional occasion wears especially the wedding collection. We try to give complementing outts to bride and groom. More than pret line, we are into couture for both men and women. Men would get formal outts, sherwanis, shirts, trousers, Nehru jackets, kurtas, Jodhpuris, Indowesterns etc. There are exquisite saris, blouses, lehengas, Anarkalis, cocktail dresses, one-piece dresses for women, etc. There is a bit of casual outts too which are mostly party wears. What are your future plans? Ram: We are putting a lot of efforts to showcase in Lakme Fashion Week Spring-summer resort wear, slated for around Feb- March 2016. It is a platform, which creates a buzz in the fashion world all over the country. We already started working on our collection. Very soon we are coming up with pieces with natural fabric like handloom ones. I want our label to get international recognition. However, I haven’t set any timeline for it. Besides fashion, I have celluloid dreams. I have completed one movie as hero and it might release this year. However, I won’t take a break from fashion. We always believe in special days in every person’s life and make them unforgettable with stunning clothing

Chandrika: We have plans to expand. At present half of the Hyderabad knows Raamz. Within a short span of time it has got widespread popularity. Even we have clients coming all the way from Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur especially for our wedding collection and this publicity is only through word of mouth. We are members of BNI, he is from Icon chapter and I am from Fusion chapter and it is also helping in spread the buzz. We wish to see Raamz as city’s top label as early as possible. We want to create a benchmark in fashion.

Another special project was Ishq, where I gave the complete makeover to Nitin. Till date people praise me for his stylish yet boy next door look. Chandrika: Besides celebs from lm industry, we design for MP K. Kavitha and Lokesh (CM Chandra Babu Naidu’s son). Jagapati Babu and Sai Dharam Tej are also our clients. First time we designed for Kavitha, it was total 15 outts for a trip to London. On her return, she called us and said people used to eagerly wait for her to see what she was wearing that day. Such compliments mean a lot to us. What one would get in label Raamz? Ram: We always believe in special days in every person’s life and make them unforgettable with stunning clothing. When you can make them look their best and they get compliments, then it becomes a memory to cherish forever. Thus, we majorly design for occasions and remain close to people’s heart. We work with all colours. I feel, any colour if you play in

Message to Hyderabadis Ram: If you want to be stylish, please believe in us. We won’t make you copycats but tailor-make your style. Chandrika: We always guide our clients to groom themselves. It’s not just about clothes, but how you carry them, what suits you and what doesn’t. We try to make everyone stylish. So I would like to say everyone must create his/her own style.


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odern dental implants have been in use since 1970s. A large body of sound scientific research and decades of clinical use have validated usefulness of implants in replacing missing teeth and over the past 25 years, implants have undergone major improvements in design and changed the face of dentistry. Today they are made of titanium (a strong, lightweight metal) and others materials that are well accepted by the body. Tooth loss could be due to accident, disease or poor maintenance. This calls for a implant. Advantages of Implants Offer firm support to man-made teeth. Dentures, bridges or single teeth attached to the implants don’t slip or shift in mouth. * More natural feel- The secure fit helps man-made teeth feel more natural than typical bridges or dentures. * More comfortable- Some people may find implant-supported dentures more comfortable than dentures that do not use implants. * Where teeth are missing, dental implants also help keep the jawbone from shrinking. Implants are a good value, because they can last a lifetime with good care. What are the options available? Implants are surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. They replace the root of one or more missing teeth.

* Loss of teeth and bone can make your face sag, making you look older. Implant-Supported Bridges & Dentures The implant-supported bridge replaces the lost natural teeth and some of the tooth roots. It does not need support from the teeth next to it. Because the dental implants integrate with the jawbone, an implant supported denture tends to be stable, allowing you to bite and chew naturally. What is involved in implant placement? Many options are available. Placement usually takes only a day, you should consult a dentist to evaluate your exact teeth condition and work out a right treatment plan. AT DENTY’S Implant treatment usually involves three steps: 1.

Single Tooth Implants This stand-alone unit does not involve treating the teeth next to it. If you are missing one or more teeth, there are many reasons why you should replace them: * You may not like how the gap looks when you smile. * Missing teeth may affect how you speak. * A missing molar tooth makes it harder to chew. * When a tooth is lost and not replaced, the teeth around it can shift. * Bone loss can occur around the missing tooth, which may become loose over time.

completely integrated into the bone, we monitor this process. Post this patient gets the permanent replacement.

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Placement of the Implant: We carefully locate where the implant should be placed, using in-house digital x-rays machines. Then the dentist surgically places the implant into the jawbone. We use only best Swiss made implants designed to give most natural chewing experience. Post placement you may be prescribed some pain-reducing medicine to ease the discomfort and we tell you to eat soft food. Healing Process: What makes an implant so strong is that the jawbone grows around it and holds it in place. This process, called osseointegration (OSSe-o-in-te-GRAY-shun), takes time. Implant takes time to get

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Placement of the Prosthesis (Replacement Tooth or Teeth) For a single tooth implant, we custom-make tooth (dental crown) for you. It is designed to look just like your other teeth. Implant-supported bridges and dentures are also custom-made to look like natural teeth. The replacement teeth are attached to the implant posts. Replacement teeth usually take some time to make. In the meantime, your dentist may give you a temporary crown, bridge or denture. This will help you eat and speak normally. There are myriad types of crowns available designed to suit every pocket. Our prosthodentists have immense experience to be able to prescribe the right option. We help you take care of your implants with regular visits, which are key to the long-term success of implant. We also set up a programme to help you keep your implant and natural teeth healthy. We also suggest a home-care routine. It includes brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. You must use a special toothbrush or mouth-rinse to help prevent cavities and gum disease. Log onto www.dentys.com or call 09951373888 for more info.


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evellers drenched in joy’s hue, as they headed to party hard at Vue. All hot chicks and dashing studs of town were seen in full attendance on weekends in this swanky hub. While the cool and happening events kept their weekends pulsating, the midweek smash let their spirit effervescent. The fun ď€ lled evenings were energized by the resident DJ to make their evenings happening. Just a few drinks and company of like-minded merrymakers, the party freaks turned it to a wonderland.

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ood, friends, frolic and a loads of fun all put together it remained to be best entertaining zone at the Park. Especially Tribe, the most loved rustic pub of the party freaks kept adding memories to its aficionados’ lives by give one after the other refreshing and revelry loaded evenings. One of the most happening evenings was when DJ Swarup Varma too charge of the console and mesmerized the crowd with his arresting music.

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HYDERABAD

SPOOKY FUN FOR PHANKAAR CLUB It was time to get little spooky, as Phankaar Innovative Minds hosted a quirky event called Final Destination, Jo darr gaya so marr gaya. The Pirate Brew served as the ideal venue to host the do with its mysterious appeal. The members were strictly asked to don black gowns to make the feel all the more eerie. Hosted by Sushila and Anita it had various interesting competitions and surprises to keep the members entertained throughout the bash. The in-house DJ kept up the spirits high with thumping music.

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Veena

HYDERABAD Ankita

Sravya & Rohit Anusha & Shekar Sandeep & Richie

BIRTHDAY BASH OF VEENA The birthday celebration of Veena saw city's creme-de-lacrème thronging the venue to wish her. Wearing a pink long gown with a tiara and slash reading Birthday Princess, Veena looked like a radiant fairy. Special arrangements were made to treat the guests to the perfection. Some energising music was also arranged to set the mood for the bash and the revellers let their hair down. Among many, prominently present were Ishita, Akhila, Veda, Shakya, Pranith, Sandeep, Richie, Hanshita, Amulya, Kaushik, Sunil, Sravya, Rohit and many others.

Pranith

Shakya

Amulya

Hanshita

Keerthi Reddy Sruthi

Kaushik & Sunil

Akhila


GRAND CELEBRATION Opulence and grandeur mark the half-sari function of Koshana, granddaughter of Mrs. Radha and Mr.Nagi Reddy, the veteran YSRCP leader in-charge of Gajuwaka. Girl’s parents Mr.T.Srinivasa Reddy (Devan) and Mrs.Emilee Zhola, Ex Corporator left no stone unturned to make the event memorable for the girl. Mrs.Emilee Zhola’s parents Mrs.Menaka and Mr.Thinakaran, Co-Operative Society President, AIADMK District Committee, Dharmapuri, and Devan’s brother Mr.Vamsi Reddy, Director TNR Schools, played perfect hosts. Nearly 35,000 guests were at the venue. Guests include MLAs Palla Srinivasu and Ela Govind, former minister Mr.Konatala Ramakrishna and former MLAs Mr.Gandi Babji, Mr.Dronamraju Srinivas, Mr.Tippala Gurumurthy Reddy, Mr. Malla Vijayaprasad, Mr.Karri Sitaram, Mr.DharmaSri and Chintalapudi Venkatramayya and YSRCP leaders Vamsikrishna and Amaranth and Corporator Babu Rao. The entire Tippala family was there to bless the girl.

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AARUSH’S GRAND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION The first birthday celebration of baby Aarush Viswanadh, grandson of Mr.Kasi and MrsLakshmi Viswanadh and son of Mr. Pramod and Mrs Madhuri Viswanadh was the talk of the town. Every aspect of this grand ceremony was pumped up with luxury. Be it the posh décor or the lush clothing of the baby boy or the rich spread of food- everything was of top order. HiFY was chosen as the venue to host this swanky soiree which witnessed city’s biggies coming in full attendance to bless the baby. A special dance floor was erected which remained occupied as the DJ belted out music of popular demand. The highlight of the event was the magic show which entertained the the younger lots.

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CANCER

ARIES It’s time to get desired results, though you have to work hard. The total energy provision will be on your side: no weaknesses, confident performance, a positive view of the surrounding reality. You can now work aggressively in the key that is defined by you. If you are self-employed, you should pay special attention to the human resources. The love front will surprise you with a lot of variety and in the majority of cases with positive situations. In a relationship with your partner, you two can move on to the next stage. Lucky for you : 9 , Scarlet

TAURUS The finance and business sphere will bring a lot of opportunities. You need to concentrate on and complete the current projects. It will not be easy, but with your own persistence, willpower and self-confidence you may overcome all obstacles. Believe in yourself and don’t refuse help if it is sincere. In personal relationships, it is vital to bring something new and bright. As for the family, right now you will hardly solve any really difficult problems, so you can relax. Do not create unnecessary tension with doubts, right now they will be completely out of place. Lucky for you : 6, Green

GEMINI You will probably be offered a new job and will have to make a choice. But don’t procrastinate because at any moment the situation can change from your favour to someone else’s. Learn from your mentors. The love front will not be very positive, but it will definitely be a bright and a memorable period. First of all, pay attention to your unfinished business or it will turn into a real problem. Look at situations objectively. In any case, do not put the conversation on an elevated tone. Control your emotions. Lucky for you : 14, Orange

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It’s a favourable period for entrepreneurs. Work at the limit of your capabilities. This is a very important aspect that is worth thinking about for anyone who wants to grow, both professionally and personally. Forget about your arrogance and pride and take advantage of the chance given to you. Trust your allies but be cautious. In the sensory-emotional sphere, don’t trust anyone. People may inadvertently interfere with your plans. Not a good time for surprises. So if you plan some unpredictable act, then move it to a later date. Lucky for you : 9 , Silver

LEO You need to prepare well for this stage because you will be in an environment that you are not familiar with. To avoid losing all of its potential benefits, it is necessary to act with great caution and deliberation. You will be able to achieve outstanding results and you can do so if you work in teams. Do not doubt yourself as you have all the chances to win. As to love life, try to keep a harmonious relationship with your partner. Spend more time with family and friends as your presence will stabilize the situation. Lucky for you : 1, Golden


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The work direction will not bring additional revenue or new opportunities. Optimize the available capacity and don’t attract new problems. In order not to lose in the struggle with the circumstances you will have to make some concessions. There is a probability that someone will attempt to deceive you. Do not succumb to provocations, and don’t answer rudeness with rudeness. Solve problems tactfully. In personal relationships you will not take much effort to achieve the goal. Try to be sensitive and insightful. It is a time for philosophical reasoning and introspection.

The working direction is positive. Operate in full accordance with the circumstances, work fast but deliberate on decisions. You are assured of victory that is waiting for you at the end of the path. Do not doubt yourself and you can safely throw a fight, regardless of any circumstances. With regard to the sensory-emotional area, you can rest assured that everything will be in the best shape. Do not slow down your pace. Perhaps it's time to find a new hobby. Live here and now and leave the coming future for the future.

Lucky for you : 2, Yellow

Lucky for you : 8, Light Blue

LIBRA

You will realize a lot of projects. Your fate will depend on your activity in the working direction. Perhaps you could implement some really complex and large-scale projects, and management will offer you a new post, a more profitable one – such that you did not dare to dream. Businessmen can talk about the creation of a new company. The love front can be truly amazing, bright and fruitful. Pay attention to the mood of the lover and be prepared for sudden swings, in others and in yourself.

Entrepreneurship is in a vulnerable direction. With opponents activated, you will face a long, painful struggle. Your performance will fall. You need to deal with it. Don’t be afraid to challenge your opponents, fight with the circumstances without losing heart. Proceed deliberately and prudently, avoid unnecessary thoughts and feelings. It is time for ultimatums and not contracts. In personal relations, there are no significant problems. All will emerge very clearly, harmoniously and fairly. Be relaxed, focused and ready to take action at any moment.

Lucky for you: 7, Violet

Lucky for you : 5, Jade Green

SCORPIO

CAPRICORN It may not be an easy period but at the same time, you will not encounter any problem that can’t be resolved. Conduct a thorough, comprehensive analysis. It will identify and prevent the occurrence of heavy problems. Focus on your skills – maybe it's time to learn something new. If you do something that does not work, it only means that you did not apply yourself in full. Personal relations will not be cloudless and there could be a discord in the family. Spend more time with your partner and parents. Lucky for you : 6, Black

AQUARIUS It is a fruitful time in terms of business. Move in the direction that you have defined for yourself. Do not throw yourself on adventures for adventures’ sake. Do your thing and trust only yourself. Be as active as possible and achieve your goals. The love front will be somewhat more dynamic than the working direction. There is a probability of finding someone who will dramatically change your priorities. Yet an uneasy dilemma may make you leave your family or break off with your current lover. Act in accordance with your conscience. Lucky for you : 3, Grey

PISCES You are given an incredibly powerful weapon. But great power imposes a great responsibility. Don’t spend your capabilities to meet the momentary whims. This is counter-productive and affects your future. Be as active as possible. With virtually unlimited supply of vital energy, it would be a mistake to sleep more than six hours per day. Full-time work and dedication can result in a flurry of activities. On love front you will find a surprising and reassuring direction. Focus on the loved ones and pay attention to your lover, support her/him. Lucky for you: 7, Aqua

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