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REVIEW

DATE WITH DIETITIANS

HOT OUT OF THE OVEN

Custom-made fitness platter for one & all

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Five health clubs that give adrenal rush

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Red Hotshots Many mega events are taking place in the city as compared to before, with the city taking a centre stage after the bifurcation. We record them for you.

20 Red Feature With the steady rise in health buffs, demand for workout places too is growing. We try to zero down on a few best to inform the reader that he is really spoiled for choices .

39 Red Regimen What you eat today will decide how you will live for the rest of your life. We catch up with the best in the diet industry to serve everything on the platter.

Red Haute With his the boy-next door charm and natural acting skills, Nani oors millions of audience. This AD-turned-actor has a natural edge over his peers.

54 Red Trade After all, it is not all that difďŹ cult for the educated to get into real estate world, says Dharmender and goes on to substantiate it with his own success story.

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CITY HOSTS MEGA SEAFOOD SHOW Union Commerce and Industry minister, Nirmala Sitaraman has announced setting up of federated agencies of Marine Products Exports Development Authority in all the maritime states after inaugurating the 20th India International Seafood Show, organised by the Marine Products Export Development Authority and the Seafood Exporters' Association of India. CM N.Chandrababu Naidu, Union Urban Development Minister, M.Venkaiah Naidu, MP Dr. K.Hari Babu, MPEDA chairman Dr.A.Jayathilak and SEAI president Padmanabham spoke on the occasion. MATTAPLLI HONOURED Keeping up the tradition of celebrating his birthday in the City of Destiny, T. Subbarami Reddy, MP, organised a grand event in the city. He felicitated ace builder Mattapalli Chalamayya besides bestowing Vijaya Kumar of Vijay Nirman with Sanskrutika Seva Brahma award and presenting a golden bracelet to the well-known poet M.K. Ramu. The T. Subbarami Reddy Lalithakala Parishath also felicitated some spiritual priests.

JAIRAM RAMESH IMPRESSES INTELLIGENTSIA

It was a meet of literary giants as they gathered at Park Hotel to witness the release of - Old History New Geography: Bifurcating Andhra Pradesh. The book written by Jairam Ramesh, former Union Minister, gives an account of debates and discussions that led up to the creation of a separate Telangana state. Ramesh fielded a volley of questions and happily obliged autograph- seekers and posed for photographs. The Park Director Jaydeep Biswas coordinated the programme. Pages book stores, Rupa Publishers, Jyothi book stores and The Park Hotel jointly organised the event. red | october 2016 | 18


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THE STAR-LIT NITE It was a great day for the City of Destiny when a galaxy of stars from film world descended to celebrate the birthday of MP, Dr.T. Subbarami Reddy. Actor and filmmaker Mohanbabu was presented with the Navarasa Nata Tilakam title in recognition of his 40-year acting career. Dr.Reddy described Mohanbabu as a great actor who had made Andhra proud with his contributions to the film industry and service to the needy. He said he would continue his services for the Vizagites. Actors Chiranjeevi, Sridevi, Jayaprada, Jayasudha, Venkatesh, Nikhil, Sunil, Ali and Brahmanandam were present at the event. Local singers led by music director S. Vasu Rao presented songs from Telugu films.

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KALAMANDIR, ADD A FEATHER TO CITY’S CAP HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao and Olympics Silver Medalist P.V. Sindhu jointly inaugurated the 25th showroom of Kalamandir at Waltair Uplands. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that Vizag was growing as world-class city. Sindhu expressed happiness over the inauguration and said she was elated to be in the city. The occasion was further glorified by the presence of actors like Rasi Khanna, Sriya Sarma, Niveda Thomas, Nitya Menon and Pragna Jaiswal. In the evening, District Collector Pravin Kumar inaugurated LED display of showroom elevation and acclaimed that the display would add glittery to the city. Proprietor Kalyan thanked the guests for making the event a great success.

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‘SELFIE’ CELEBRATION Percolator, the renowned eatery joint shot into fame as the one of the fabvourite spots for selfie-lovers. Realizing the present trend and growing number of selfi-fans, the restaurant organised a contest to its customers. The concept 'Selfie with review' was an instant success with the youth. ‘Click selfie and write a review on how it feels having food in such ambience’- is the line given to customers and the lucky winners were given a chance to dine with the stars of movie Tanu Vachenanta. Actors Rashmi Gautam, Chalaki Chanti added a special glitter to the event. They merrily interacted with the customers.

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RED SCREENS JANATA GARAGE FOR A CAUSE Encouraged by the overwhelming response the benefit show received, red magazine had gone for the second screening of the Janta Garage at Varun Inox Beach Road. The special show was presented by red magazine, powered by Swati Promoters, and was co-sponsored by Jawed Habib, KVR Estates, Opel Constructions, Kankatala, MVR Mall, Gayatri Films, Shriram Properties and SK Event Makers. A huge number of audiences drawn from various walks of life made it a point to witness the movie that was screened for a lofty cause.

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BENEFIT SHOW BY RED The welfare initiative red on a Mission taken up by red magazine successfully crossed its Fifth milestone by screening Jr NTR-starer Janata Garage. The benefit show screened at 8.00 am at Sree Rama Picture Palace was held to raise funds to provide mobility equipment to the underprivileged and differently abled children. A few likeminded people joined red in this noble cause and made the event a grand success. The show received overwhelming response and the hall reverberated with the thunderous clapping of the audience. The film lived up to the expectations of his innumerable Tarak fans.

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REVIEW

FOR THE SOUL

In the last few years, Vizag has warmed up to the idea of eating different types of food other than just south Indian cuisine,” says Divesh Hemrajani, owner of the restaurant. The young Sindhi sheepishly adds, “Though I am born and brought up in Vizag, my love for Delhi and their food made me come up with this idea of Soul Delhi.” One visit to this two monthold restaurant and you will experience the culinary journey through the different parts of Delhi like never before. The starters will be brought to your table one after the other till you tell them to stop. The aachari paneer tikka and the tandoori bharva aloo stuffed to perfection with vegetables, nuts and cottage cheese are to die for. Located in Daspalla Hills, it is a perfect place to dine. With the beach close by, this place has so much to offer for a hungry tummy. Having heard lofty descriptions of the place and the food by my foodie friends, I thought it to be some swanky place, but it turned out to be a funky place with a ripped innovative red | october 2016 | 32

look which is very new to Vizag. The food, however, was a revelation: they clearly believe in reserving all amboyance for their recipes. Their signature dishes are Dal-e-Soul Delhi which is basically black lentil cooked overnight on tandoor and served with cream and ghee. This humble dal tastes awesome with tandoori roti. So if your tummy is yearning for some good Delhi food, now you know where to go. Meal for two costs anything like Rs.900.

Contact: 0891- 6664244 Timings: 12.00 - 3.00pm and 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm -By Lachmi Deb Roy


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f you are one of those people who avoid garment stores out of fear that you will waste more time looking for items than actually purchasing them, it is time to stop writing them off. In my latest garment trail, I visited The Boutique and I must tell you, it is a dress lovers’ paradise. Though it is a place for designer wear, it also has regular stuff which is given to the customers at affordable prices. And I am sure you will not go broke if you shop from this place. If your wardrobe is well stocked with your basic requirements for your work place and evening outings and you are still itching to add some brand-new sartorial air to your wardrobe, this is the place to shop. And the best thing is that shopping here; you won’t max out your credit card. Not even a month old, this boutique has already become a craze amongst the fashionistas in the city who love their ethnic wears and all things that speak heritage and class. Started by Soumya and Shilpa on VIP road, ‘The Boutique’ is completely born out of passion for fashion. The store By Lachmi Deb Roy | Shoot by Dhana Vijay

has exhibited the collections of Jesal Vora from Mumbai, Samtha and Shriti and also Sunayna Sood from Hyderabad. They have a team of four tailors who custom make the dresses for their clients. The best thing about this place is that it emphases more on the craft than on the fashion- be it weaving, printing or embroidery. What I spotted was there is a lot of layering of outfits and mix and match of fabrics and prints. The prices range from Rs.2,000 to Rs. 25,000. Since the festivals and wedding season is here, this is truly the best place to shop.

Timing- 11.00 am to 8.00 pm Contact- 8985852777/9701722212

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avigating through the coffee shops in the city, we came across Barista – a smart spot by the sea. The man behind it is 27-year-old Sandeep Kumar, who was initially into motor cycle business. But later he took a plunge into the food industry. It clearly has the best coffee available in the neighbourhood and we all know that Barista is an international brand. The place is perennially packed and the café has a high energy, yet relaxed vibe with accompanying tunes and excellent coffee. They are known for their avoured coffee and Irish

TIMING: 11.00AM TO 12.00PM CONTACT: 9951332563

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Cappuccino. Located on the Beach Road, it is a coffee lovers’ paradise. During 10.00 pm to 12.00 am the place is visited by office goers from nearby office spaces and in the evening and morning hours it is visited by the students. Here you must try the blueberry muffins, the smoked chicken sandwich, coffee infused almond cake and the mango excess cake. The place also has an open area overlooking the sea and if you spot some sad and grumpy faces, they are basically the people who tried and failed to find an open seat. The place has a smoking zone. Though the cost of food and beverages is a little steep compared to the city’s standard, it is the quality of the coffee and the food that keeps everyone coming back. The best part about this spot is the laid-back setting and its ever-smiling staff. It is the right place to be if coffee is your thing. Just eat and drink everything from here and I am sure you are going to love it and you will be coming back to this place again and gain. So savor the avourful roast chicken sandwich and relax to the sound of the waves.

By Lachmi Deb Roy | Shoot by Dhana Vijay

REVIEW


REVIEW

Dr VJs

acquires unique microscope

for Hair Transplantation

Dr.VJs Cosmetic Surgery& Hair Transplantation Centre is the proud owner of the first of its kind microscope for hair dissection- Trinocular stereo zoom microscope. Trinocular meaning, a binocular microscope equipped with a lens for photographic recording during direct visual observation. “We are probably the only centre in AP and Telangana using this microscope to dissect hair during hair transplantation. Being the most advanced cosmetic surgery and hair transplantation centre, our first priority is always customer satisfaction,” says Dr. C.Vijay Kumar, the owner of the Centre. “In fact, we can boast of many achievements in this field. To mention a few, we are the only centre in Visakhapatnam offering EMIs for cosmetic surgeries at good installment schemes. Secondly, on all major online platforms, we have the maximum recommendations and reviews. This shows the strength of our team and brand. We stand out among competition because we offer best service at a premium price. We don’t get into price wars and people, nowadays, are knowledgeable enough to accept that quality comes at a price,” says C.Madhav Kiran, Head – Marketing & Sales at Dr Vjs, exuding confidence.

Technical specifications: • Observation head inclined at 45 degrees rotatable at 360 degrees • Lateral zoom control movement • Magnification range: 7X-45X • Zoom: .7X – 4.5X • Magnification ratio: 1:6:5 • HD Camera 1080

• Virtually Zero hair wastage – Wastage of dissected hair is next to nil

It is relevant to mention here that Dr. VJs Cosmetic Surgery & Hair Transplantation Centre, founded by Dr.C.Vijay Kumar, M.D; D.G.O., F.A.I.M.S: F.I.C.S. (Chicago), M.A.M.S (Vienna), is one-of-its-kind in the city and has been attracting patients from not just neighboring states, but also from foreign countries. Dr.Vijay Kumar has over 35 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery. He heads a team of skilled dermatologists and plastic surgeons, besides having visiting consultants regularly coming to chip in.

The biggest advantage being, hair growth will be 10-15% faster as the dissection will be finer, making the team cover more area during plantation. In lay man terms we can say that a small strand of hair can be magnified and seen 45 times bigger.

Contact Details: 0891 – 2711143, 8977002336 www.mycosmeticsurgeon.co.in Address: Level-4, Arogya Health care pvt ltd, KGH Down, Opp Indus Hospitals, Maharanipeta, Visakhapatnam -2

He lists its salient features: • 3D vision • HD screen – To compare images and analyze the hair pattern • Better dissection – 3D view helps in fine hair dissection

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id you ever taste the tea in the avours of mango, lychee and tapioca with the soft bubbles bursting in your mouth? Well it was a complete new experience for me. At Tea Trail it is more of a special treat where you pay for the ambience as much as for the tea and food and not to forget the luxury to lounge around for hours with no bother- an experience that is worth the price. It is a small place, but very aesthetically done up in pastel shades of mainly blue and green. Started by Priya Gummaluri, an MBA, who quit her job to follow her passion in the food and beverage industry, the place offers 80 varieties of tea. “There were too many coffee shops in the city, so I wanted to start something new and I thought of opening Tea Trail in Vizag,” says Priya. The By Lachmi Deb Roy | Shoot by Dhana Vijay

place is known for its tea infused dishes, but don’t be scared for they too have quite a few dishes which are sans tea. The signature tea infused dishes are ‘Tea Marbled Eggs’ which is made of black tea mixed with coddled eggs for a distinct avour and glaze. Another very famous tea infused dish here is the ‘Burmese Tea Salad’ made of fermented leaves of green tea with lettuce and crumbled nuts in garlic hinted sesame dressing. Comparing tea with wine Priya says, “Tea too, like wine, can be paired with certain dishes.” Drinking adrak (ginger) tea from an earthen kullar reminded me of my childhood days when we used to travel by train to visit our grandparents. Chai from a clay cup is an experience of a life time and it is the true taste of India. Nothing can match up to that raw and sweet taste of earth, mixed with gingery-milky tea. Visiting this place was just like spending an afternoon in a friend’s living room. With a sea view to die for, it is definitely a neighbourhood gem. Timing: 6.00 am to 11.00 pm on week days 6.00 to 12 pm on weekends Contact: 9989052955 red | october 2016 | 37


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est your limits with the latest exercise trends by joining one of the best health clubs and gyms around Vizag. It is time

to have some fun while you get in shape. But if you are one of those spoilt kids watching Netflix, then lace up those running shoes as you get ready to feel the burn. Remember the idea is to

By V. Sarada & Lachmi Deb Roy | Shoot by Dhana Vijay

stay fit and not just look good. The range of gyms in the city is as varied as the unhealthy indulgences that it offers. So, we sweated through the city to give a list of the best gyms and health clubs that show you the right squats and perfect lunges. Read on...

ANY TIME FITNESS

TALWALKAR

B-FIT

EVOLUTION

INDIAN GYM

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ADVANTAGE NIGHT BIRDS

Ravin Garikipati, Sailesh Bolisetti & Ishwar

ANY TIME FITNESS

The Genesis It is the outcome of a common passion of the young men drawn from three different professions. Sailesh is an actor, Eswar an engineer and Raveen a doctor. The gym was started in June 2015 and has grown to be the city’s most happening spot. What are the equipment available? We have over 70 machines and all high-end ones. We have, in fact, the best brands here which only a few high-end gyms can boast of. The equipment caters to all the clients with varied requirements and helps them reinforce their muscle strength. Basically, they are intended for functional and strength training. We have seven treadmills. The premium brands are- Precor, Life Fitness and Hammer Strength. What are the services offered? We offer cardio as well as weight training along with floor exercises. But we don’t have a sauna or a steam room. Firstly, it is because we believe that the concept of a full-service gym is as stale as yesterday’s sweat-soaked towel. And secondly, people come here mainly for weight training as we have the latest and the most expensive equipment to offer.

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inding it tough to fit a workout into your schedule? This round-the-clock spot will solve your fix. Started by three partners- Sailesh Bolisetti, Eswar Bolisetti and Raveen Garikipati, ‘Any Time Fitness’ is the right place for the health buffs. You can squeeze in some time for your daily regimen as it is open 24X7. “The best part of our gym is that we have a whole lot of people who are fit, coming to us. They want to remain fit and maintain their weight,” says Eswar.

What is the clientele profile? All types of people from different income groups and different walks of life come to this gym. Raveen said, “You find a mind-boggling variety of vehicles from Alto to Jaguar- in our parking lot. That explains how wide is our reach.” What is the USP? ‘Any Time Fitness’ is the fastest growing franchise in the world. We have 2,800 clubs in the US and in India, we have over 16 of them. And the biggest plus point is, it is open 24 hours and 365 days. In the city we are located centrally. That acts as an advantage and nobody can miss it. How many trainers are available? What is the trainer-client ratio? We have 16 trainers. As far as the ratio is concerned, it keeps varying from time to time. Generally during

the afternoon we have one trainer for each client, but in the evening we may have one trainer for eight clients because that is the rush hour. Are there any expansion plansIf so what are they? “In Vizag we are planning to open another gym which is a little bit more affordable for everyone when compared to this one. We plan to open another franchise in Bangaluru,” says Raveen. What are the things that people are looking for here? Since the place caters to serious fitness freaks, we emphasize on overall health. However, the main stress is on weight training and muscle building. People appreciate the place for its high-end feel, trendy classes, perfect locker rooms and the other amenities.


FOR FAT-FREE BODY This form of exercise tones up the arms and the shoulder blades. It improves bone density and increases the strength of connective tissues, muscles and tendons. Weight training promotes fat-free body mass. A word of caution – go slow and listen to your body as this decreases chances of injury and soreness.

THE BODY SCULPTOR N.Sunil Kumar is a well known body builder from Guntur and he has been in this field for the past seven years. Where did you get your training from? What is it famous for? I was trained in a bodybuilding centre at Guntur. I am a national level champion and won many contests and awards. Who are the celebrities you have trained? Many budding actors come to us to develop that enviable physique and washboard abs.

What are the special techniques you use in training clients? I blend cross fit and weight training. It can blast calories like no other exercise can. Your heart rate remains elevated throughout the workout which increases your endurance. I recommend high intensity exercise for best results. What are the tips you give to for weight reduction? One needs to watch what is going into the mouth. It is 60% food and 40 % exercise that determine your weight. Remember, a moment on the lips is forever on the hips.

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Please tell us one incident which made you feel fulfilled and one you regret? I have no regrets because we keep our clients happy. Whoever comes to us are serious fitness freaks. One of our clients has won the power lifting competition at the national level.

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N. Sunil Kumar

Address: Any Time Fitness Opposite Sampath Vinayaka Temple,Jos Alukkas Building 4th floor. Contact: 6666969

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tarted in 1932 by Vishnuji Talwalkar in Mumbai, Talwalkars Better Value Fitness Ltd, better known as Talwalkars is a household name now. This India’s largest chain of health clubs is ranked among the top three health club chains in Asia. Prashant Talwalkar, who came on a casual visit to Vizag, was so enamoured by the beauty of the city that he decided to open a state-of-the art gymnasium here, which eventually developed into a full-fledged health club. Currently it is being expertly managed by Vice-President Rahul Narasimha. ‘Well begun is half done’ is the idiom that perfectly describes the birth of this gym which could rope in as many as 100 members on the Day-1 itself. “Since we have served nearly 16,000 members till now, we know, for certain, that we could effectively take the health message across to all the strata and all age groups in Vizag. Our mission is to build healthy India,” says Rahul, in a long-distance chat that sets the tone of the interview. What is the equipment available? Latest series of Precor, Lifefitness, Nautilius and Matrix What are the services offered? Complete health club facilities that includes Modern Gymnasium, Personal Training, Massage, Steam, Nutrition counselling, Aerobics, Zumba, Spinning, TRX, Crossfit, Nuform-Latest Electromagnetic Stimulation technology and Zorba-renaissance yoga concept. What is the client profile? Every one of us wants to be fit and healthy. Hence we cater to all strata. What is your USP? There are quite a few to list- our trainers, knowledge, experience, availability of all services under one roof and last but not the least our reach. Most of our trainers are certified from several reputed institutions like

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ACE, ACSM , ISSA etc How many trainers are available? On an average we have 19 to 20 trainers per club. Trainer-client ratio one average is 1:5. What are your significant achievements? Over 1,25,000 members across the country are benefitted by our brand till now. We not only help them reach their fitness targets but also their nutritional goals. Our expert trainers, aided with the latest technology, deliver guaranteed results and help many become healthy persons they always want to be. Are there any expansion plans- if so what are they? Yes, we will be expanding fast for sure, taking advantage of every profitable opportunity that comes our way. Recently we have taken up a club group in Sri Lanka.

Rahul Narasimha

GOING

What is it that people look out for in your gym? People come to us setting varied goals and we cater to all of them. Ultimately, we are talking of and targeting the overall health of our members. Why does one need to go to gym? The modern lifestyle leads to a number of health issues, especially in youth. Stress and sedentary lifestyle are fairly common in corporate executives. We often neglect our health and fitness that directly or indirectly affects our energy, stamina and health. Hence we stress on regular exercise which reduces the risk of heart diseases, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Basically, it helps us carry out our day-to-day activities without getting tired and that is what being fit and healthy all about.


THE BODY SCULPTOR D.Gireesh, a graduate from Vizianagaram is an expert personal trainer. He was handpicked and trained by the Talwalkars. Where did you get your training from? What is it famous for? Talwalkars has a strong training system and a modern academy where most of us are trained and the academy gives us opportunity

to update our knowledge on regular basis. How many years of experience do you have in this field? I have been training people for the past 10 years. Who are the celebrities you trained? Cricketer Venu Gopal, actors Chandini Choudhary and Sudhir Verma are among many celebrities I trained. The entire Deccan Chargers team too came to me. Many TV and film actors, corporate and political leaders have been trained by me. What are the special techniques you adopt while training clients? High intensity workouts are my forte. Techniques are based on goals set by the members. They include muscle strengthening and cardio fitness techniques.

What are the tips you give to people who come to you for weight loss? Eat right and exercise regularly. I feel 60% depends on the diet and 40% on the workouts, when it comes to weight maintenance. Do you borrow some steps from the other streams like yoga, aerobics, zumba? Sticking to one genre becomes monotonous and so we incorporate techniques and exercises from the other streams to keep the workout interesting and motivate our members. We borrow a few aerobics steps and tabata. How custom made are your workouts? That is our speciality. We have different range of exercises and techniques for different ages, lifestyles and specific health issues. We have expert physios to treat specific problems too.

D. GIRESH

APT FOR WEIGHT LOSS

It is a great exercise to tone up your lower body and also for weight reduction. But you should be careful that you don’t end up damaging your knee. So, the posture has to be correct.

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Address TALWALKARS 3rd Floor, Above Varun Maruti Showroom, Kasturba Marg Road, Siripuram, Visakhapatnam - 530003 Contact : 0891-2550333/2550444

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EVOLUTION

GET HIGH

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WORKOUT

How it happened? I am a fitness buff and my five year-stint with VLCC as a cosmetologist made me think of starting something of my own which offers complete fitness package. I wanted to start a wellness centre. And that was how Evolution was born. The package was designed as an exclusive membership plan that includes personal training, diet tips and a spa facility, which relaxes your body and mind. What are the equipment available? We have all the equipment that a gym can offer. We have very unique a sauna and steam room and cooling showers which very few gyms in the city have. We keep strict vigil on our hygiene level. The mats are kept immaculately clean and sparkling as we have people doing a lot of floor exercises. What are the services offered? People come to us not only for weight loss, but also for weight gain. We customize the fitness plan as per the needs of the clients. We offer personal training to people who want to tone a particular part of the body, besides weight reduction. We emphasize more on cardio than weight training. Floor exercise is excellent after a rigorous

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he word ‘workout’ does not sound fun to Radhika Mekala and so she opened ‘Evolution’ in April 2015. Exercise does not have to be an arduous task and hence she thought of a complete package of spa, salon and a fitness place. A fitness freak herself, with a sculpted body, she knows how to inspire people to get into the fitness groove. Evolution has an innovative way to make you fit.

cardio session because it completely destresses you. What is the client profile? These days, people are very fitness conscious. So we have clients from the age of 23 to 70. We have housewives, students and office-goers. It is a complete family gym. What is the USP? The classes here will get you moving. It offers everything from figure correction by small vibrations to exercises and diet counselling. We also offer high intensity tabata training. And the best thing about this place is that since it is a family gym a father can come with his son or a mother can come with her daughter to do the workouts together. How many trainers are available? We have three trainers and we give personal attention to each and every client. Sometimes there are people who come for just gymming without asking for a personal trainer. Yet, to avoid injuries, we make it a point to introduce the equipment to the client, explaining to them how each and every one of them functions and its benefits. We see to it that everybody is comfortable in the gym and nobody gets injured while doing the workouts and there are no side-effects.

Radhika Mekala What are the significant achievements? We have helped many achieve their fitness targets. Many people have benefitted from us by losing 12 to 13 kg in three months. Are there any expansion plansIf so what are they? We will be starting a cryotherapy treatment. It is actually new weight loss trend which involves freezing. This technique boosts metabolism and reduces cellulite from the body.


THE BODY SCULPTOR K.Vinod Kumar, Trainer, is an expert in floor exercises and believes that own body weight bearing exercise is the best way to get into shape. Where did undergo training? My brother is a body builder and has also won the title of Mr.India. I got trained under him. How many years of experience do you have in this field? It is nearly six years and I am with Evolution right from its inception.

What are the special techniques you adopt while training clients?

Do you borrow some steps from other streams of exercise? Our workouts are a blend of yoga, aerobics and floor exercises.

I emphasize mainly on floor exercises. You can say that it is my forte. Stretching is the best way to get a toned and shapely body. Crunches and planks are excellent for tummy reduction. Exercises that utilize your own body weight can be challenging and beneficial. One of the best things about them is that you incorporate both strength and mobility together.

Are your workouts custom-made? We take care of each and every client and custom-make their diet and fitness plans. We advise our clients to skip dinner or have it before sun set.

What are the tips you give weight reduction? Diet control and change in lifestyle are the way to remain healthy. Please give us one incident which made you feel fulfilled. Sushmita came to us for weight loss and through my expert diet counselling I could change her lifestyle. K.Vinod Kumar

Address: Evolution VKR Towers, Feet Road, 2nd Floor, Old Gajuwaka, Visakhapatnam Contact: 8977223000

SQUA TTING

Plank, side plank and bridge pose The plank is one of the best exercises you can do for your core because it builds muscle strength. This, in turn, helps you to sculpt your waistline and improve posture. Side plank for toning the arms and bridge pose tones legs and back

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health are welcome and it is a polite, but firm ‘no’ to the temporal and temperamental ones.

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is business card reads Manoj Mimani, a Certified Nutritionist. But he is more known as the founder or B-Fit gym that is strategically, rather ironically, located next to Sweet India. If his passion for fitness is vividly displayed in the showcase of his office which carries an impressive array of trophies, his penchant for training exhibited through a huge picture of the models he had trained. Tell us how and why you came into this profession I have always been a health freak and nursed a dream to set up a good gym that would help people lead a healthy and happy life. I obtained my B.Com degree from a Kolkata college and studied nutrition course from Indira Gandhi National Open University. I am a member of the Andhra Pradesh Bodybuilders Association and serving as the Vice-president of Vizag Bodybuilders Association. Basically I am a businessman and set off dealing with electrical appliances. However, my passion for fitness made me establish B-Fit Nutrition Shop that sells healthy food items. It was at the behest of my customers, I set up this facility to complement the shop. I planned the gym and the package in such a manner that offers solutions to health issues. What are the equipment available? The equipment here are most ideal for workouts. For example, look at this red | october 2016 | 48

unique butterfly machine. This is specially designed to strengthen the spine. You will not find this kind of workout machine anywhere else. What is your gym philosophy? Our concept too is totally out of the box. The general concept of gymming is quick weight reduction, which the client might regain once he stops the gym visits. But our package provides lasting solutions. We advocate minimal use of machines and own body workouts. ‘Sweat it out’ is our advice. What are the services offered? Weight gain and loss, spine and joint related workouts. They are designed as per the requirement and stamina of the individual member. What is the clientele? Generally big-bigs of the city. What is the USP? We are very selective of members we take. I scrutinise people thoroughly before allowing them into my premises. Only those who are serious about their

How many trainers are available? I have two more, besides me. I am choosy about the trainers too. What are the significant achievements? A girl who came to us weighing 99 kg returned carrying 84kg within six months and that too with her body properly toned. I also trained 32 models and contestants of Miss.Vizag pageant. A girl came to us with slip-disc problem and could not go through 10- minute work-out. Now she has become the ‘Tyson of our gym’ and can go on non-stop for two hours. This all happened within six months. Are there any expansion plans? No plans to expand. Gyms are sprouting at every nook and corner but I don’t see many serious takers . Message for people Give at least 30 minutes to your body every day and be fit. What is your tip to health-buffs? You can start workout at any age. Anyone above 14 years is eligible. Moreover, I never tell them to stop eating. Go for a hearty meal and burn your calories with equal enthusiasm and regularity.


THE BODY SCULPTOR Pappu Trishant, Trainer, says that earlier his time was divided between eating and sleeping and it was ‘Manoj uncle’ who got him interested in workouts. He seemed to have got to the gym like a fish takes to water and now flaunts his six packs as his reward. Where did you get your training from? What is it famous for? I am a B.Pharm degree-holder and took training from B-Fit. Now I chose this as my full time profession. How many years of experience do you have in this field? I have been working for an year now. Who are the celebrities you trained? I have not trained any celebrities, but right now I am training 6 to 8 people. My focus is on abs and oblique muscles. What are the special techniques you adopt to train your clients? One has to work ones way out. Many people go for mechanical solutions. But I believe that you have to push your body to reap the benefits.

Tell us one incident which made you feel fulfilled and established as a trainer. An obese boy, who came to me rather reluctantly, lost 1.5 kg within a week. That did it. Now he is thoroughly motivated and all set to shed those extra pounds. This made me understand that people, who don’t exercise, are not really lazy, but don’t know what regimen to follow. That little bit of motivation and push put them on the right track.

What is your philosophy? Most people realise the importance of good physique and health at the age of 40. By that time it is a bit too late and damage is already done. To enjoy good health at that age, they have to start working for it right from the age of 20. Earlier, the stress used to be on investing in land and other assets, now the trend is to invest in health. We have to prioritise and burn our fat on regular basis and not accumulate first and then look for ways to shed it.

Do you borrow some steps from the other streams of health regimen? No. It is pure gymming here. Yoga is good for people suffering from respiratory problems. Workouts like Zumba and aerobics may damage the bones in the long run. Hence not advisable. What about customised exercises? First I check where exactly the client has accumulated flab and then suggest a workout targeting those bulges.

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Address B-Fit Waltair Uplands, Opp. Tycoon Restaurant, Asilmetta Junction, Vizag Timings 5.30 am to 10. 30 am and 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm Contact no: 9393102447/ 8464091620

Pappu Trishant

FOR THAT UNYIELDING BACK Tone your back with weight training. Back is the most neglected area and hence it is important that we strengthen it with this simple exercise. This also helps in giving a good posture.

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INDIAN GYM

Students Corner

for students charging only Rs.1,000 per month. How many trainers are available? I am the prime trainer here. I have not officially employed any trainers. But I do have a few good friends, who are experts in this field and they help me out on a regular basis. Even if there is a batch of 50 people, I can handle them and give them personal attention. Hence there is no need to fret over trainer-trainee ratio. We have a lady trainer who attends exclusively to women.

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hat started as his personal agenda h a s b e c o m e h i s p ro fe s s i o n . P. Rajesh founded Indian Gym and has been running it with great success, with students making a beeline to it seeking solutions to their varied issues. A fitness freak all through, Rajesh took part in many contests and came out with flying colours. The proud owner talks of his creation and clientele. When, how and why? Like any other graduate, I too took up a job in the corporate field. But fitness has always been an integral part of my daily routine and continued to be steadfast in my workouts. Then came a time when it realised that I am cut out for this profession. This compelling passion made me set up the gym. I could raise Rs.19 lakh required for the initial investment with the help of my friends and family, without going for any loan from bank or support from any financial institutions. What is the equipment available? We have everything one looks for in a gym. We procured the equipment from Bangalore and Hyderabad. What are the services offered? Weight loss and bodybuilding are the basic services we offer. red | october 2016 | 50

P. Rajesh What is the client profile? A lot of students come to us for workouts, probably because of our reasonable charges. Though we have a lot of housewives and office goers coming to us, it is basically a youthdominated crowd. What is its USP? It is client-friendly gym. We build an easy rapport with all those who come to us. This is the most attractive part of our training. We impose no restriction on time. The members can come any time during our working hours and can stay as long as they want. Ours is the only gym in the city that allows this kind of flexibility. We keep our fee pocket-friendly since it is the hot spot

What are the significant achievements? We have a number of satisfied customers who return home smiling after drastically losing inches and pounds. I can, off the cuff, tell you that one student lost whopping17 kg in a month and another student lost 12 kg. There is a girl who lost 7 kg in a month. Are there any expansion plans? We are scouting for right places to open two more gyms. We wish to open one centre at Jagadamba and another at Sithammadhara.


“Taking note of my ardour for the fitness, Rajesh chose me as his friend and eventually handed me the responsibility of training his esteemed clients,” says Trainer P. Krishna Chaitanya.

Who are the celebrities you trained? I have not trained any ‘celebrity’ in the sense of the word widely used. Everyone who comes to us is treated like one.

Where did you get your training from? What is it famous for? I got trained here and as Rajesh said we are good at solving weight issues- whether it is losing or gaining.

What are the special techniques you adopt while training clients? I insist that stretching the body to the ultimate yields maximum benefits.

How many years of experience do you have in this field? Two years

What are the tips you give to people for weight loss? The stress is on the diet. The daily workout has to be supported by proper food intake.

THE BODY SCULPTOR

Please give us one incident which made you feel fulfilled. There are a lot of members who lost inches working in our gym. All those results are very gratifying.

from the other genres. We stick to the exercises we learnt in this traditional gym. Are your workouts custom-made? We only impart what we learnt from our coaches and we keep on updating our knowledge. We do improvise a movement here or a stretch there, depending on the health of the member. Most of the time, we find men gaining weight on abs because of the sedentary life they lead. In case of women, there are a number of other reasons that make them add pounds. We craft the workout regimen taking the help from experts in the field.

Do you borrow workouts from other streams ? We don’t borrow from anything P. Krishna Chaitanya

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INDIAN GYM Above DFC, Rama Talkies Road, Timings: 5.00 am to 11.30 am and 3.30 pm to 9.30 pm Contact: 8096712344

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Regimen

No Food Wa(i)stage

By Lachmi Deb Roy Shoot By Teja

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ealthy eating does not mean that you need to be unreasonably strict with your diet or deprive yourself of the kind of food you love. Rather, diet should be about feeling great and having more energy. Too much information about good diet can be confusing. We all know that eating right can help you maintain a healthy weight and avoid health problems, but did you know that diet can affect your mood and sense of wellbeing? We take inputs from the best dietitians in the city to help you cut through the confusion.

D.Lavanya

Anjali Dange

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Neeraja Kancharla

Mamta Narang


Anjali Dange

Regimen

FAMILY WELL-TH

On waking Soaked raisins & almonds

PLATTER PLAN

Breakfast Veg idli/besan tomato cheela/ egg white and whole wheat bread Mid morning Cinnamon tea or a fruit Lunch Brown rice/spinach kichhidi- riata/chicken salad roll Mid afternoon Fruit Mid evening Cinnamon tea and bhel or millet cookies Dinner Grilled Paneer roll and salad or wheat rava upma with vegetables and raita.

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one are the days when the entire family would gather to share a meal. Anjali Dange, Nutrition Consultant, says that the family may not sit together for a meal, but there certainly is a meal plan that meets the needs of all of them, whether they are 10 or 80.

The Planner Anjali, founder of Starlite Nutrition & Wellness Centre, has shifted to the city recently after working in premium hospitals, clinics and fitness centres both at home and abroad. She brings vast experience of managing lifestyles of clients from all walks of life, celebrities and political leaders included. Holder of M.Sc degree in Nutrition, with affiliations to Overseas American Dietetic Association & Harvard Medical Institute, she has a scientific approach to her nutrition care process. She engines keen interest in age management and integrative nutrition focusing on women’s wellness issues, family health management & community awareness. New Trend The entire family coming for counselling is a new trend. Every client has a mandatory pre- assessment session that involves studying the family

Dos • Share at least one meal a day • Mindful eating is necessary. Cultivate the habit of savouring food. • Let the children grow vegetable garden to teach them value what they eat. • Include traditional and native food items and talk about their significance. Don’ts • Switch off smart phones, TVs other gadgets while eating. • Don’t allow children to get carried away by or succumb to junk food advertisements. • Avoid cooking portions more than necessary to avoid reheating of stale food. • Don’t go grocery-shopping on empty stomach. A hungry stomach leads you to pick wrong foods.

and social history. Most of them are enthusiastic when they begin a nutrition programme, but don’t keep up the momentum. One reason for that is lack of awareness and support from the family. That is why I insist on a meeting with the clients family either individually or as a group. The challenge in planning a meal for the family is ensuring the needs of each member is met, whether it is a child or a grandmother. I suggest every meal must have easy to make nutrition packed items. Eg: Instead of having plain dosas for breakfast, grate some carrot or cucumber in the batter to boost the vitamin & fibre intake. I suggest beetroot phulkas or spinach and oats khichidi with raita. I also give recipes to make life easier for the client. When it comes to protein food, I suggest fish, quinoa, paneer, millets or whole lentile & sprouts. For snacks children can be given ragi laddoos or sandwiches; for the men or the working lady easy to carry fruits or nuts or high fibre biscuits; for the aged easy to digest roasted puffed rice or makhana. Beyond Diet Blood tests that determine the present genetic and physiological condition of the client are must. I make no drastic changes if the family has included at least a few healthy items in the menu. red | october 2016 | 55


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avanya. D is working as a Dietitian at Pinnacle Hospital. A power house of knowledge, she tells us about the ideal food for the people between 25 to 40 years.

For Professionals

Diet Mantra A healthy diet for this age group should be a proper balance of right nutrients. Alternatives should be both healthy and enjoyable. The emphasis is on appropriate portions rather than avoiding certain food. Stress is the cause of all diseases. Take out some time for brisk walking or cycling or yoga. People who lead sedentary life require fewer calories.

Increasing fibre portion prevents constipation and reduces the risk of heart diseases and diabetes. Plenty of fruits and vegetable should be a part of the diet. Proteins should not be avoided. This age group is prone to calcium deficiency. It is better to pair Calcium with Vitamin -D as it helps to expedite absorption.

Physical Activity Between socialising and work, there are a growing General Gyan It is advisable to eat a variety number of factors which get into the way of regular of food. Eating breakfast physical activity and positive helps people control their weight and keeps them fully nutritional choices. It is not charged for the day. Try and necessary that you join a gymnasium. Brisk walking is eat fibre-rich food. But enough. It is not good to go energy-giving starch is also important. The trick is to look for any drastic changes for healthy options of carbs either in physical activity or like - whole grain wheat, diet. Take baby steps. broken wheat and oats. Remedial Measures Taking high protein, high fibre and low fat is the right way to stay fit. Adequate amount of fluid intake is equally important. Women must consume at least 2.5 litres of fluids while men should take 3.5 litres. At this age the metabolic rate is low so one should be careful. Have your dinner by 7.30 pm and eat 5 to 6 small meals.

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D.LAVANYA

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Breakfast: Oats, milk and fruits/sprout chat and milk/ two egg whites with one phulka and milk/ whole green gram cheela with a bowlful of cucumber raita.

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Mid-morning snacks: Buttermilk/fruits/sprouts

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Lunch: 30 gm cereals with dal, vegetables, salad and raita/ 75 gm chicken or fish with two phulkas and salad.

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Evening snacks: One ragi or sesame ladoo with green tea/soya nugget soup/ vegetable soup/ small bowl of poha. Dinner: Two multi-grain parathas stuffed with vegetables and cucumber salads/ vegetable curry and two phulkas with small bowl of dal. Bed time: One glass of skimmed milk.

Dos • Regular physical activity • Adequate consumption of water • Salt intake should not be more than four to five grams per day • Sugar not more than one table spoon Don’ts • Dine beyond 7.30 pm • No late nights • No refined flour • No watching TV or sitting on the computer while eating


Regimen

A TRAY FOR

TEENS & TWEENS

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amta Narang, an IT professional from Delhi, moved to Vizag for sheer love for the city. After suffering from back ache and frozen shoulder by working for 48 hours at a stretch, she went for a career switch and entered the field of health and nutrition. A staunch believer in spiritual healing through food, she tells how to feed the body and nourish the spirit. Mamta Narang

Diet Mantra Food, instead of being a source of nourishment, has become an area of endless confusion. Eating disorder among pre-teens and teens has become a big concern with most of them being obsessed with looks. They don’t realise that being thin is not healthy. There should be a spiritual connection to food, if they wish to be energetic from within. Teenagers are having a lot of heavy, chemical-laden junk food and that needs to be avoided. General Gyan Teens can be very difficult and uncooperative when it comes to eating the right food. You can not totally blame them as they have become ‘scheduled slaves’. They come back from school, go for their

activity classes and then finish their homework till late in the night. With this kind of tight schedules, they are bound to feel hungry. Junk food like chips and colas, available at the corner store, which give instant energy, have become a tempting option for them. We need to heal them from within by giving healthy alternatives to each food. We should not say ‘no’ to anything. The more we do that, the more they rebel. We should advise them not to go for unrealistic dreams to attain size zero. They should be made to understand that diet affects performance. Intake of wrong food leads to hyper tension, obesity, high sugar levels and hormonal imbalance in kids and this can be avoided only by diet and proper counselling. They

should avoid packaged noodles that are high in sodium and also aerated drinks which are high in soda and sugar. This can cause early obesity. Studies show that proper diet takes care of emotional, physiological and psychological well-being. Physical Activity Physical activity is very important for teenagers. It not only helps develop muscles and fend off obesity, but also helps them perform better and learn new skills. It is good to make the child huff and puff a little bit. It reduces stress and improves sleep.

Breakfast: Dosa or idli with chutney, veggies and a glass of milk. Mid-morning snack Apple/ butter milk/coconut water Lunch: For vegetarians Parathas and curd/Bisibelebath/tamarind or lemon rice. For non-vegetarian Chicken or fish curry with rice or chappatis and salad. Evening snack Puffed rice with roasted chana. Dinner Vegetable soup and fruits.

Dos • You can have green chillies and black pepper • Stick to your staple food • Add seasonal fruits and vegetables to the diet Don’ts • Stay away from red chillies, chips, kurkures, exotic fruits and aerated drinks • Less of refined flour • No fancy diet plans red | october 2016 | 57


Regimen

The aged too can live an independent and fruitful life. Exercise certainly keeps their body and mind agile, but that needs to be supported with a suitable diet. With a little change in food, one can lead a healthier life,” explains Kancharla Neeraja, Chief Dietitian, Care Hospitals.

TWILIGHT

TREATS

Neeraja Kancharla

another reason for their restricting the intake of food and fluids is their reluctance to depend on others when it comes to using toilets.

Services Mainly ours is the cardiac care centre though it offers special services in other streams too. Hence we deal with a lot of senior citizens and the onus of planning and prescribing the appropriate diet for them lies on my shoulders. Three more dietitians assist me in the task. The Factors This is the period when people are not physically strong. They become physically infirm and mentally weak with their refluxes taking a beating. Realising that they are no more productive, they also tend to become non-demanding. They need to be handled with kid gloves and given easy bites. The plight of those living in oldage homes is worse as they lack individual attention and are served a common diet. Challenges Senior citizens are generally the victims of either under or over nutrition. More often than red | october 2016 | 58

not, they end up eating more than what they can literally chew. Primary reason for this is the long vacant hours they spend. Sometimes they are underfed because of their economic conditions or at times they give up on eating on their own volition. Generally, I find them deficient in protein and calcium. They need fibre to keep their digestive system in good condition. Nutrition status is poor in old and they tend to gain weight due to the restricted movements. Yet

Remedial Measures Ideally, you have to work towards your old age right from the time you are young. Even after retirement, it is advisable for them to lead a disciplined life which includes proper physical exercise. Reduce your fatty and sugary food intake. However, a low-fat, high-fibre diet is also not appropriate for the elderly people, especially for those with a poor digestion. It is wise to choose food which is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and calcium. Again one needs to be careful about the portion size. They should eat small meals at regular intervals.

PLATTER PLAN Breakfast 8.00 am: Idli/dosa/oats 11.00 am: Soups, salads Lunch 1.30 pm: Kichidi/bisibelabath/curd rice & mixed vegetables. Evening snack 4.00 pm: Custurd/soya milk/ sprouts Supper Strictly before 7.00 pm Any light diet Bed time A cup of warm milk because it acts as a sedative. Dos • • • •

Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water per day Easily digestible and steamed food Balanced diet Diet and medication on time

Don’ts • No salty and oily food • No large and heavy quantities • No late night meals • No irregular food intake


DHARMENDER'S

REALTY

DREAM

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ovus Infra Pvt. Ltd. is the name and its à la mode

office looks like a 3-D image of a leaf out of a

premium interior decor magazine. That is where

we met Mr.Dharmender Varada, Managing Director, in his own ambience. Coming to the City of Destiny with the clear objective to usher in the concept of new urbanisation, the builder has established the company giving it a Latin name which means ‘New or Unprecedented’. “I wanted to take something from ancient languages and was quite taken in by this word,” he says with a smile. The maxim- ‘Whatever good things we build end up building us’ - seems to have come true in the case of this sophisticated, yet simple and highly articulate entrepreneur. It may look a little strange to see this national level rank-holder in CA pitching his tent in a totally unrelated field like real estate. But hear him out and you know that here is a man of all seasons.

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I started with a small layout project- Novus Dutch County in Bheemili and followed it up with Novus Florence Village, a gated residential complex spreading over nine acres of land in Gajuwaka.

Excerpts Please trace your journey. After completing CA in 1992, I joined Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC), one of the top-five global audit firms and moved to the US. After an enriching stint with it, I switched to IT sector and later, oated my own consultancy and an offshore ITES services company. I moved back home to promote a chain of retail family stores and eventually red | october 2016 | 60

in 2007 I set foot in real estate. Right now I am into four different verticals- ITES company, quick service restaurants in Philadelphia suburbs in the US. In India besides real estate, I am into retail 'Indian Terrain, Pepe and Celio Exclusive Brand Outlets. Why did you do it? While I was in retail business, I started buying properties and realised that these investments were yielding much better returns. In 2009

What is the difference you find in these two ends of the world? Yes, the difference in the work culture is very stark and palpable. In the US, everything is pretty organised and streamlined. If you hire and delegate work to someone, you can be rest assured that it will get done. All you need to do is training and handholding for a week or even less. You just have to manage the resources. Only a 10% correction or supervision is required. In India, the system is not set up properly. Even the government, instead of being facilitating in nature, ends up (maybe inadvertently) putting spokes in the wheel. It is tough to manage the manpower as it is neither trained nor committed. I can cite a simple example. In the US within three years, I could raise my consultancy firm into a 200-employee enterprise. Starting with a quarter million dollar investment, I could develop it into a $ 22 m.- company in the same period. One can implement plans with ease there, whereas the best of strategies fall at when it comes to execution here.


What do you attribute this to? My observation is that basically people don’t fear losing jobs in India. In the US their income is directly linked to their livelihood and survival. But in India they have a secure life and somehow survive either through sponging on their family and friends or duping them. Seldom you find an American borrowing money from others to make a living. Secondly, in the US, people’s identity is tightly monitored/controlled by the state. As it has direct access to the data, the defaulter can be traced with ease, a consequence feared by people. Even minor evasions get reported with the social security system in place across the states. Of course, we too realised the need of such a vigilance system in India and are going for the unique ID cards like Aadhar. But it takes several years to get it implemented and interconnected. Still you want to be in India? Yes, my love for my family and country overrides all other concerns. I don’t mind foregoing the comforts of easy life and earning fast buck for the sake of this sentiment. To be frank, most of the NRIs feel that despite their protracted stay there, they are not ‘fully there’. Moreover, I didn’t want my sons get disconnected from the our family value system. What are the changes you find in the real estate field? I did put my best foot forward during a bad period in 200809 when the real estate was going through a recession. My entry surprised many, while I looked at it as an opportunity to incubate, gear up and settle by the time the market had really picked up momentum. Lots of people cautioned me against this move. But I made the most of the year 2009 and established myself well. What about post-bifurcation scene? Post-bifurcation, things started looking up for Vizag. The city has seen good

growth in the land prices as well as constructed property values. It has been reecting both immediate and long term benefits with industrial boom. Major industries like tourism, fishing and IT are getting a boost. Why have you chosen Vizag? I came here for my retail business and simply fell in love with the ethereal and exotic combination of the sea and hills and made it my karma bhoomi. Vizag Vs Vijayawada There is less political interference here compared to the new capital region. Being in the top ten fast-growing economies of India and with its 26 billion US dollar GDP, Vizag is the most happening place. There are not many gated communities here. Opening the seams of the municipality limits, gave us an opportunity to go to the outskirts. Developing projects outside, where we can start from the scratch, is better than developing things that already exist.

Tax- incentives announced for seven districts, out of which Vizag is one, will bring a lot of investment in the industrial and manufacturing sector. That, in turn, will increase the demand in our sector. Lack of Industry Vijayawada did see a sudden spurt. That has stopped now because there is neither a major migration nor is there any reality MAT. It is more a speculative, not the deep-based or demand-based investment there. No major industries or

trade with employment potential have setup shop there. Mere shifting of 26,000 administrative staff is not a motivation enough for the industry to come. Tell us about your own track record Our Gajuwaka project phase1comprising 188 apartments is well applauded. The Phase -II, with 350 units, is taking shape. We have three more projects going on in the city. We completed one gated community project and a mini-convention centre in Vijayawada. We are planning one more residential venture at Hyderabad. What ventures are easy to handle commercial Vs. residential? Commercial complexes are easy to handle. Your job ends with giving a nice elevation and good ooring. You need not get involved in finishing touches nor do you need to deal with many clients. The residential ventures are really complex propositions because you have to satisfy heterogeneous clientele. If one has an issue with Vaastu here, the other has a problem with the ventilation there. Do you believe in Vaastu? I am a strong believer in Vaastu Sastra. In fact, even in the US, I hunted for one and half years for a house that complied with Vaastu and bought it only after I was fully convinced. I believe in it for both scientific and religious reasons, because our religious beliefs are based on wellpropounded scientific theories. It is always safe to be within the framework of these age old traditions. I shall not take risk on that front. What are the hurdles you faced in your field? Innumerable! Getting the government clearances for the project in itself is an uphill task as it involves relentless leg work and unending trips to the offices. Finding committed labourers and contractors is yet another daunting task.

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The industry is growing at a fast pace but the growth of resources doesn’t match it. There are no measures taken to develop skills. We have to make that extra effort to give them hands on training. At the end of the day, you are not sure they would stay loyal to you. Are you brining in any western technologies like prefabs? For house ventures the pre-fabricated material are the best, provided we can get the affordable technology here. If one considers the environmental aspects too, it is better we go for the western type of construction. But unfortunately, we don’t have the manufacturers who supply that kind of material. We have a particular mindset and prefer to go for solid buildings that can be handed down to the ensuing generations than the houses with wooden walls and oorings. Lastly, for us the house is a secure place, reinforced with thick walls and impenetrable interiors. What is your advice to the new comers to the field? If you want to enter business, don’t wait for good time to arrive because when it really starts, you may be left behind in the race. This happens because the established players grab all the plum opportunities, leaving the less profitable ones for you. Tell us about your CSR acitvities I set up Lakshmi Nrisimha Charitable Society and set aside some land in its name. I am mulling on a few projects. A little about your family My father Varada Narayana Rao, resident of Vijayawada, was into rice business and later moved to electricals. My mother Sita Rama Mahalakshmi, was a very efficient homemaker, brought us up with great care and devotion. I am the 5th child among six brothers and two sisters. I studied B.Com in Andhra Loyola College before I went for CA, in which I secured 31st rank at the national level. All my brothers are in various kinds of businesses while my youngest brother,

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Amar Varada, takes care of the ventures in the US. My wife Karuna Sri, a graduate in arts, complements me in every respect. We are blessed with two sons. Krishna Dhanush is studying 2nd year Engineering at VIT, Vellore and Kavi is in the 7th standard. A Few Asides Business through fair means- possible? Yes, undoubtedly, it is possible. One may have its challenges in the short run, but in the long run that is what gives you better name and mileage. That is what I believe in and that is what I practise.

Can tradesmen achieve it in today’s world of competition ? If one resolves to work hard, face the challenges, cross hurdles and be upright and fair, one can be successful. Ambition To build a quality construction company that provides houses for affordable prices. Living in style and comfort remains the privilege of the rich in our country, I wish to make it reachable to the middle and lower middle classes. The only way we can compete with the developed nations, is by raising the standards of living of our citizens. Happy people can perform better and are useful to the society. Inspiration People need to de-stress after a hard days’ work and facilities like club house, swimming pool and gym make a huge difference in this aspect. This was what I THE INDUSTRY IS GROWING AT A FAST PACE, BUT THE GROWTH OF RESOURCES DOESN’T MATCH IT.

had seen in the US. My ambition is to offer similar quality of life to our customers. The most disturbing trait The lack of commitment in workforce and employees. A delusion, you want to dispel Real estate is said to be unprofessional and unorganized sector and the realtors reliability and reputation are at stake. But I beg to differ. There is a lot of scope for the educated and professionals here, especially now that it is taking the shape of a regulated industry. The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act is the harbinger of the great days. Standards of practice have been established and compliance is important to maintain a good reputation.


VAIBHAV SPARKLES Vaibhav Jewellers launched its exquisite Diamond Solitaire Jewellery collection, displaying stunning designs. The Exclusive Solitaire Diamond Jewellery Exhibition was inaugurated by Dr.Pallavi, an eminent Gynaecologist, while the Diamond Setting Awareness Contest was opened by Mallik, CMD, Kankatala Textiles Pvt. Ltd. Both the expo and the contest attracted a record number of customers. Grandhi Mallika Manoj, CMD, Vaibhav Jewellers said, “We are delighted to introduce this iconic collection. It is a privilege to be working with our partners Divine Solitaires.” J.Raghu Nath, GM (Marketing) said, “We are happy to have hosted this dazzling line. It was a treat for the connoisseurs.”

ROFL INFECTION Komedian Nites held at The Park Hotel, made the audience roll on the oor with laughter. The comedians present were Sahil Shah and Avinash Agarwal. Sahil, one of the youngest in the field, has been rated as India’s best comedian by CNN-IBN. He very aptly describes himself to be a child stuck in a man's body. He has performed over 400 shows all over the world. Avinash Agarwal, standup comedian, MC, is an accomplished toast master representing India at World Championship of Public Speaking (USA 2013).

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THE BOUTIQUE INAUGURATED The Boutique oated by Silpa and Soumya, the latest to join the city’s fashion industry, was inaugurated recently. While Sobhana Smriti Pravin Kumar unveiled the logo, Shilpa Mallik Kankatala cut the ribbon. The first lady to make the purchase was Lakshmi Prabhu. Mallika of Vaibhav Jewellery opened the cash box. Sudha Mithal, Preethi Bhatiya, Bindu Kala, Ramya Satyam and Avantika Raju lighted the lamp. Poonam Shah of Teeny Boopers opened the I pad and Priya of Tanishque opened the kids wear section. The boutique exhibits designer labels like Jesal Vora of Mumbai, Sinainav Sood of Hyderabad, Design Cottage of Pune and Samta and Shruthi of Hyderabad.

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GYAN LAKSHMI REACHES YET ANOTHER SCHOOL The Rohit Memorial Trust (RMT) in association with Indus Educational Society organised an awareness session for students of GVMC-MVD High School at Dandu Bazaar. Chief guest Vice-Chairman of VUDA Dr.T. Baburao Naidu stressed on the importance of such projects. Dr.B.Sita Kalyani spoke on menstrual hygiene. President of Rotary Club Vizag Hill View Krishna Mohan, Vice-Chairman of RMT, Dr. Meenakshi Anantram threw light on issues concerning the girlchild. Founder of Sampoorna, Satya, Project Director Gurmeet Kohli and social activists Bina Lalwani, Dr. Padmini and V.Sarada were present. Sanitary napkins made by physically challenged women of Sampoorna were distributed. red magazine was the media partner.

TEENY BOPPERS GO SKY-WATCHING Teeny Boppers Playschool & Kindergarten hosted a unique evening to revive the tradition of star gazing which used to be a family activity. The idea was to get the students and their families spend some quality time and to expose the kids to the beauty of the galaxy and its wonders. The event was held at Kailasagiri Hill and school set up 10 new telescopes for the purpose. Poonam Shah Srinath, Correspondent ensured that the "All White" event was well organised with the help of the mentor team and staff. This kind of activities are a welcome break for the tech-addicted children.

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AUDI A4 HITS THE ROAD Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, launched the all-India Audi A4. With more technical finesse, comfort and sophisticated engine unit, the vehicle packs in brilliant performance and redefines efficiency, drivability and high class infotainment. Lighter by 95 kg than its predecessor, it sets benchmark in its segment. The car is a fascinating synthesis of technology and aesthetics. The car is priced at Rs.39.41lakh onwards ex-showroom. Speaking on the occasion, Rajiv Sanghvi, Managing Director, Audi Visakhapatnam said “The New A4 showcases Audi’s new generation technology, features and styling.”

FASHION LOVERS DELIGHT Fashionistas from the city, all impeccably dressed, headed to Novotel to check out the latest trendy outfits that the visiting Trendz Lifestyle Exhibition brought in. It was a celebration time for the fashion lovers who were busy stoking up their shopping carts with designer attires and accessories. The classy collections, brought in by Santhi Kathiravan, Proprietor, Trendz, impressed them to the core. From Hand-crafted metallic and non-metallic jewellery with precious and semi-precious stones, to ethnic jewellery, bangles, pendants, bracelets, earrings to hand-embroidered saris, blouses, dress material, fashionable kurtis, lehengaas, tussars and silk saris, Benarasi saris etc. were at the offing under one roof. red | october 2016 | 70


BY GOD, IT WAS A GREAT SHOW Fashionistas of the city were given a rare treat when the Goods of Desire (G.O.D) curated the grand Indian Trunk of Angasutra at the most appropriately chosen heritage building Marine Mansion. Creations of the top designers of the country like Manish Malhotra, Rohi Bal, Neeta Lulla, Falguni and Shane, Peacock, Annad Kabra, Abu Sandeep, Varun Behl, , Gaurav Gupta, Anushree Reddy, Varun Bahl were on display. The expo also included the jewellery by Tiraa by Tibarumal . The idea is to promote a new shopping culture in the city, said Sonia Gupta, curator of the G.O.D. The exhibition was inaugurated by Jayashree Kambhampati and Shobhna Smriti Pravin Kumar.

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SWATI ENCOURAGES SPORTING SPIRIT Always ready to do encourage budding local sports talents, Swati Promoters had sponsored Karate Championship at the national level. The even AP Wadokai Karate Do Championship-2016 attracted many participants and spoirts lovers. The HRD Minister, Ganta Srinivasa Rao was the chief guest for the event and gave away the trophy to the winners. Veteran ďŹ lm actor Suman was the guest of honour. It was a Krishna Reddy initiative, which was appreciated and well applauded by one and all. These kind of events ďŹ ll the children with new vigor and motivate them to take up more outdoor activities.

KRISHNA REDDY SHOWS THE YOGA WAY M.Krishna Reddy, Chairman Swati Promoters had come up with a unique idea of giving his staff a lesson or two in health by organising a rejuvenating yoga session. "Be it bridge pose or kapal bhati, yoga helps people exercise each and every part of the body. It is time every one of us practise yoga at least for 30 minutes a day, " said Krishna Reddy. This particular event was organised for the senior marketing staff. Lavanya Koduru, the yoga instructor. The staff was happy to have taken the yoga class, an activity away from their routine.

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KINGS FOOD HOUSE INAUGURATED King’s Food House, located in Seethammadhara, was inaugurated by MLA, Velagapudi Ramkrishna Babu. The glitterati of the city were present for this yummilucious function. Owner of the restaurant, Sridhar Sakineti says, “Our concept is to offer people an authentic and natural taste. All our dishes are made, using natural ingredients, hand grounded spices with no added colours and ajinomoto.” It is a must try out place for all food-lovers, felt the guests who came to bless the new venture.

YET ANOTHER JAVED HABIB Pastor Smuel Karmoji had inaugurated yet another Javed Habib outlet in the city. It is the first premium salon at the city with extraordinary customer services. Owners of this outlet are Kavitha Reddy and Sony Reddy. All beauty services of men and women are available here. They include bridal packages at very affordable prices. It is a blessing to have this kind of a pocket-friendly salon in the city which does not compromise on its services. So if there is a special occasion and want be a head-turner, here is a place to go.

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High-Energy Kid s Party

The circus-themed birthday party of Veeraj was all fun and frolic. The jokers played the pranks and entertained the guests. Amulya Krishna and Rajesh, parents of the one-year old birthday boy, were busy taking care of 100 guests who came to bless the boy. Leading the HNIs was HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao and his wife Sarada. The décor and ambience were kids-friendly and they need a special mention. Chocolate fountains and candy-oss stall were the big attractions for the teeny-boppers. Kids were also seen thronging the tattoo stall, getting themselves imprinted with funky images on their cheeks, legs and arms. Since it was a kid’s birthday party, the energy level was at its highest.

Party-wild at Bheemili

The Devils and Angels mask do was a fun event in which men were the devils and women were the most sought after angels. This was the initiative of the Rotary Club Vizag Couples. It is one-of its kind club that accommodates both husband and wife. It organises amboyant family gatherings. This time about the members along with their families spent a fun-filled evening at the Varun Bheemili resort. The event was hosted by Chinna Babu, Mallik, Suresh and Dharmender. The president of the Club, Matta Srinivas strived hard to make it a memorable gala.


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GO ORGANIC Farm-fresh food at your doorstep

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DESIGN DAIRY Six of them are a cut above others, using the magical scissors

WELLNESS

DOCTOR SPEAK

Dealing with not so talked about health issues of eves

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LIFESTYLE PERSONALITIES CINEMA FEATURE LUXURY EVENTS REVIEWS FOOD PARTIES


Red Reviews Hop, skip and jump around the city to taste the best and shop the bestest. Everyday there is a new beginning and fresh temptation.

24 Red Feature Here dress designers galore and Hyderabadis know how to patronise and promote them. We select a few to give you our view.

27 Red Naturals Keep your platter unadulterated and untouched by chemicals. That is the best way to be healthy. The new wave organic food dealers tell you how do it.

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Red Haute Simplicity is his allure and humility is his ornament. Acting prowess is his asset. Winning the critics award and giving ďŹ ve hits in a row are just natural follow-ups for Nani.

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Red Scope Sanam Prasad knows how to touch hearts with her skils. Acting with Mahesh Babu did not make her nervous nor did it make her heart skip a beat.

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AUDI A4 LAUNCHED Seema

Vikas Hassan Ali

Marshall

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, launched the all-new Audi A4 in India. With more technical finesse, comfort and sophisticated engine unit, the allnew Audi A4 packs in brilliant performance and redefines efficiency, drivability and high class infotainment in an outstanding form. Speaking on the occasion Rajiv Sanghvi, Managing Director, Audi Hyderabad, said "The New A4 showcases Audi's new generation technology, features and styling". The Head, Audi India, Joe King shared, “The new car is a fascinating synthesis of technology and aesthetics.”

Bellamkonda Sreenivas

FAST AND FURIOUS Organized every quarter, the AMG performance drive, this time too, was a huge success. The brand had handpicked 16 of their customers who were given a training session on AMG cars by two German instructors. With nine cars especially being commissioned for the event, it was definitely a quite sought after event. Diniyar Marshall, Director, was present at this day-long event which was hosted at the Go Karting area at the Shamshabad airport.

BENELLI BIKERS With an objective to give back to the society, the Hyderabad Benelli Owners spent a day at Sarah’s Covenant Home, Jubilee Hills, recently. The Mahavir Group donated football goal posts to over 60 HIV positive girls. The girls were also given a chance to accompany the riders on their bikes, who seemed to enjoy the treat. These are few gestures that bring the much-needed relief to the mundane lives of the underprivileged.

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Laxmi

Mounika & Rupa & Deva

Soujanya & Subhash

ETHNICITY AT ITS BEST Kancheepuram Varamahalakshmi Silks’s 3rd outlet in the city at Patny Center was inaugurated by His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Tridandisrimannarayana Ramanuja Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji on 18th September. Apart from the pure Kancheepuram silks saris, the store has the best of the best collection of designer fancy and handloom saris, kurtis, western wear, readymade and dress materials. The most attractive part of shopping in this shop is that the prices are kept reasonable when compared to the others in the market. Lavnya & Mohan

Kalyan & Suchitra

Prasad & Jhansi Amrutha Reddy

SHOW OF GLITTER

Sonali

Prateek

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Shreya

The 40th edition of UE The Jewellery Expo – India's most comprehensive and exclusive exhibition of cuttingedge and contemporary jewellery was held at Taj Krishna from 9th to 11th September. It was organized by the Chennai-based United Exhibition, who are specialists in organizing such exquisite jewellery exhibitions. Leading jewellery houses and manufacturers from Surat, Mumbai, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Jaipur came together to display their collection of antique, bridal, custom, fashion, gold, diamond, handmade, jadau, kundan, meenakari, navratna, silver, stone, and temple jewellery.

Sravanthi Reddy Yash Agarwal


Esha

Neeru Mohan

Santhi, Swetha Jadhav, Purva Rana & Shalu Chourasiya

Krupali

Kiran

Bina Mehta Tejdeep Kaur

Swati & Jyoti

Nehal

Upasana

Payal Sunita

SHOPPERS’ DELIGHT Trendz Exhibition and Sale was held on 16, 17, 18 Sept, showcasing some unique designer and ethnic wear, accessories, home décor, and gift items. The event was inaugurated by actresses Purva Rana, Swetha, and Shalu Chaurasia and saw a conglomeration of prominent designers. It exhibited130 brands and shoppers were left spellbound. Speaking on the occasion, the chief organizer of Trendz, Santhi Kathiravan said “Hyderabadis have showered us with love and have always appreciated the collection, we showcase. We hope to give the people of the city another exclusive exhibition; this would be one of the most eye catching events in the city. Our objective is to create a lifestyle trend in the society.” Kinjal

Simran

Vaishnavi & Samskruti

Nupur

Raga

Reshu

GARBA GLORY Bina Mehta hosted a grand party to welcome the Navratri with great pomp and show. Women poured in, dressed in their traditional best, to enjoy traditional garba. The performances were choreographed by Bina herself. Good food and interesting conversations kept the momentum of the event racy. Anika, Namita Kanodiya, Krupali, Esha Hindoocha, Shalini Modani and Sushila Bokadiya were some seen making pretty pictures.

Deepa Dimple

Swati


Prashant Reddy & Prajwala Reddy

Juliana Teja Devisetti

CROWNING GLORY Harish

Jawed Habib & Sana Habib

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Jawed Habib, a leading hair and beauty salon chain, has 75 franchises across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The brand hosted a fashion show and launched Beaute’ Yoga in South India by Sana Habib, on 20 Sept 2016 at the Inorbit Mall. The products are designed by people with years of experience working with various kinds of hair textures and a kit consisting of products- pre-conditioner, pro-oil, shampoo, hair serum was launched. Jawed was also seen sharing his 3 step formula to get a healthy hair.


Poonam Choudhary

Sonali Sharma

Taruna Lopa Mudra

FOR YOURSELF Poonam Chaudhari and Sonali Sharma hosted a day for their friends to get in touch with their inner self named ‘Jashn-e-Jannath: a Soul Dance Therapy Session’ at Taj Krishna. Headed by Ashuma Sachdeva, a certified instructor in Creative Movement Therapy, the workshop focused on personal development. Anju Jain, Mallika Singh, Sashi Nahata, Parvathi Reddy and Sridevi Jasti were some seen having a great time.

Vandana

Shiva

Fareed & Mustafa

Komal & Mallika

Sanjanna

FRESHER WELCOMED

Deepthi Mandali

Freshanza'16 was held at the Marriot on 25th Sept by the Sun International Institute of Technology and Management. The evening was fun filled one, with some stunning performances and a lovely fashion show. Seniors and juniors came together to put up a memorable show to welcome the fresher’s into the family. Present at the event were Tummala Papi Reddy, Chairman, Telangana State Council Higher Education and their Chairman Jasti Srikanth and Executive Director Jasti Asha.

Jai & Nitya

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Konda Vishweshwar Reddy

Mansi Gulati

Suman

Mehboob

Mohammed Khaleequr Rahman

A HELPING HAND Keshav

An annual charity fund-raising dinner was hosted in aid of Manasvani, on 9 Sept at the Avasa Hotel. The chief guest of the night was Home Minister of Telangana, Narsimha Reddy, while the guests of honour were Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, G. Kishan Reddy, Jayesh Ranjan, Farooq Hussain and Khaleequr Rahman. Fine conversations and scrumptious food were what made the soiree a memorable one.

Rajamouli & Suvarna

Suresh & Vinitha

NEW IN THE BLOCK Actors Samantha and Akhil Akkineni threw open South India Shopping Mall’s latest outlet at Somajiguda. A large number of people gathered to have a glimpse of the actors. The brand promises to become the No.1 family shopping mall in the two states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Samantha, who looked ravishing in an orange sari, said that it was the perfect shopping destination for the entire family. Akhil said that he was privileged to be associated with a brand that was making rapid strides in the retail industry.

Prasad Rao, Padmavati, Rakesh & Srilatha Nikitha

Padmavati

RJ Khajal Mohib

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Vishnu Reddy

Satyanarayana, Malathi, Greesahma & Rachana

Sujatha, Venkatesh & Spandana


Rajini

Sheetal, Shilpa Reddy, Sashi & Alok Nahata Bhavna DK Aruna

Madhuri

Kavitha

Manju Gamji

FASHION FOR ALL All roads led to Park Hyatt Hyderabad, which hosted a spectacular multi-designer exhibition ‘Haute Affair’. The brainchild of Shashi Nahata, the exhibition had designers from all over the country setting up their stalls. With the festive season in full swing, the exhibition was a one-stop shopping destination that had offered a wide range of merchandise- from saris to shoes, hair bands to hang bags. Even the rain couldn’t dampen the spirit of those who had a good time indulging in some retail therapy.

Krishna Modi

Purandeswari

Seema Kamineni & Pooja Daggubati

Pinky Reddy

RARE UNION Sangam- 'The Weaving Journey' - a conuence of creators, makers and buyers of apparels and accessories was hosted by Rajini Sarees. The event held to commemorate its Silver Jubilee was powered by the Cybercity Builders and Developers, and conceived and executed by Event Partners, Ellanar Events. It was inaugurated by Kavitha Kalvakuntla, Member of Parliament, at 'N' Convention. Pinky Reddy, Shilpa Reddy, Daggubati Purandeshwari, Uma Reddy, Naga Suseela and several other celebrities visited the two-day exhibition. Weavers of Jamdani, Banaras, Ikat, printers from Banaras and Mumbai, were present exhibiting their works on this unique platform.

Bindu Mytheri & Spoorti Sabitha

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Aanchal

Sushila

Poonam

Shilpa Reddy


A PERFECT DOZEN It was time for celebration as R.S. Brothers launched their 12th showroom recently. The outlet that is located in Kothapet was inaugurated by actor Raashi Khanna who looked stunning in a traditional sari, which she teamed up with exquisite jewellery. After the lighting of the lamp, the actress was seen going through the brand’s latest collection.

GLITZY LAUNCH Mercure Hyderabad opened its contemporary lounge bar “IQ” located in the lobby. IQ is an ideal place for an evening wind down. It provides a comfortable ambience to catch up with friends and colleagues. The evening saw the star cast of Pink, a movie that has been a topic of discussion in the country, in attendance. Present were Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, and Angad Bedi, who mingled with the guests.

A PLEASANT CHANGE Rakul Preet Singh was recently signed as the brand ambassador of Big C, a very prominent mobile retail chain in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, on 18th Sept. She looked radiant in a blue playsuit at the press meet conducted by the company. She expressed her joy for being associated with a reputed brand like Big C. catering to the Indian consumer. The brand promised to continue living up to its reputation.

CELEBRATIONS GALORE Anoos Salon and Clinics opened their 15th franchise at Madinaguda on16th at Madhapur and on 17th at Kompally. The salons and clinic were inaugurated by T-town Actreses Ritu Varma, Tejaswini and Dhanya Balakrishna respectively. Speaking on the occasion, Ch.Anuradha Cheypala, Annapoorna Polsani, Anupama Thakalpalli – the Anoos sisters shared “The idea is to delight our old customers and also bring in new ones into our fold. Therefore, we are expanding our footprints”.


Rishitha, Arun, Manju, Rishab & Mehek

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f you want to know how a house wakes up to lights, you must visit this one. Blessed with natural light and air in abundance, this home exudes a positive feel and welcomes anyone with open arms. Tranquillity rules here. It is not just another concrete construction with the trendiest furniture or latest shades on the walls, but it is the dream home crafted with precision, finesse and articulate aesthetics by architect and interior designer Sidharth Gupta. Let’s go on a virtual tour of this stunning nest of the Agarwals.

THE HUMBLE ABODE

white colour theme with an earthy tinge of brown to break the monotony and add visual interest. Minimalistic approach without cluttering it with furniture or artefacts, was another rule we were particular about. To get the best, we procured part of the furniture from China and a few others from Turkey. Sidharth translated our imaginations flawlessly into reality.

The Proud Owners: Arun Agarwal & Family Our idea of a dream home was a space where natural light pours into every corner and it has an eternal freshness. It should have a soul of its own and stand unaffected as a timeless beauty in years to come. At the same time, we wanted it to be contemporary, chic and trendy. Thus, nothing appeared apt than adopting a red | october 2016 | 22

For a Rich Rendezvous Agarwals have kept their conversation zone as a chic one. A set of two heavy leather William Chester sofas in coffee colour, are chosen for the sitting arrangement. A bulky leather trunk, in mocha tinge, is used as the centre table. The front wall is accentuated with a wooden panel behind the television. Indirect and direct lighting in the ceiling in white tinge, muffles the ambiance.


For a Ritzy Welcome An ‘L’ shape sitting setup is created with off-white swanky sofa. A shredded area rug in tortilla colour blends in perfectly with the rest of the elements. Two contrasting walls, one plain white and the other, the prettier one with wooden panelling in natural tinge, amplify the look of this zone. A quirky centre table sits in the middle.

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For a Luxurious Slumber Minimalism is the word which is followed to the perfection here. A king-size low lying bed in a white-chocolate combo is placed as the centerpiece. The threelegged triangular bedside night table, holding a vintage table clock, perfectly complements the cot. The full-size wardrobe, donning the design of white and hazel stripes, remains as the highlight of this slumber space.

For a Lavish Laze A creative extension of the living area, this corner is the secret haven of this house. In the first impression, one would notice two black-brown combination stylish chairs teaming up casually with the coffee sofas. But just pull the curtain behind them; one will be introduced to the world in itself. A huge full-size glass window spreading from the roof to the floor is the show-stealer here. Giving a breathtaking view of the surroundings, it calls one to indulge in a soul-soothing session, lazing in one of those 2 chairs with a cup of coffee in one hand and a book in the other. You are bound to fall in love with this home.

ventilation from all the four sides. The Agarwals wanted a contemporary space which has all the features befitting a high-end house. Lighting, as the owners wanted, is kept minimal with a blend of diffused and direct illumination. Furniture is basically classic ones with an eclectic appeal. A lot of wall panelling has been used and partitions extensively display high-end veneer, plywood. Except for the bedrooms and washrooms, the entire space is open and different areas are just divided with these stylish partitions instead of walls. There is hardly any use of extravagant colours, which maintains the perpetual subtlety of the space.

The Creator- Sidharth Gupta, Architect & Interior Designer, Delhi & Hyderabad Spread over 3,000 sq.ft, this space has access to natural light and great

Sidharth Gupta, Interior Designer Delhi | Hyderabad sidharthguptaarchitects@gmail. com

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outh India Shopping Mall offers customer care with a touch of hospitality, grace, instant warmth and confidence that here the business gets done. This hallmark has been maintained till date. It is only because of this impeccable service that the brand has reached where it is now. Recently another outlet was launched in the heart of the city, in Somajiguda to be precise. Including this, they now have nine branches in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Known for its 100% client satisfaction record, the mall gives its clients a reason to come back repeatedly, South India Shopping Mall is a perfect one stop shop. The cost of their products starts from Rs.100. It goes up to Rs 10,0000, ensuring that there is something for everyone. And to be able to cater to all age groups, they have made a

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conscious effort to strike a balance between the Indian and Western world. Incorporating two different styles into one has been quite a task, yet being able to present it in traditional kurtis, lehangas, sherwanies, mix n match options – has turned out to be their USP. Their new store is one of the best stores in the format for pattu saris and it also houses designer saris, men’s ethnic wear, men’s formals and casuals. The shop is spread over 30,000 sq ft. Its motto is, like its other outlets, is "customer’s perception is reality" – something they take extremely seriously. Apart from that, meeting their customer’s needs and keeping an eye on new trends are what keeps them on their toes. Timing: 10.00am - 10.00pm | Ph: 040-66886010


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nonym, a designer store, brings you the best of both worlds with a perfect blend of ethnic and western wear, The fusion wear that cannot get better. With two stores in the same building on Road no.92, Jubilee Hills, the boutique houses apparel carefully curated from the best in global fashion. The outlet showcases ready to wear unconventional, ‘artisanal’ clothing and accessories, from selected designers. Owner Vinita Passary specializes in bringing together clothes made from Indian textiles with modern silhouettes. This interesting alternate fashion

destination is for all those who have a casual yet chic style. With a lot of designers who understand your sensibilities as Indian women – you’re sure to double your style quotient. The stores have a relaxed ambience – making it simple to shop and extremely prompt and helpful staff. The brand boasts of being the only store in the city which focuses on retailing brands which have an undying love for Indian inspired textiles and handcrafted garments. All those who want to indulge in some retail therapy of trendy outfits, which are sure to make heads turn, this is the place to shop at!

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has moved from embryonic stage to a blossoming boom. The domain covers a whole range of clothing from ornate clothes designed for weddings to pret lines. Designers also try to create Indo-western clothing, a fusion of the best. Of late By Anahita Ahuja Shoot by Dinakar Pamu

they are covering all the regions- east, west, north and south. There are innumerable designers spoiling buyers with adequate choice. Though some like to pick from what is readily available, there are others who want something that is off the rack. Designers, who are into customization, seem to be getting more popular by the day, for obvious reasons. We are introducing some of them who excel in this field. Read on more to know who are handpicked and what kind of work are they doing.

Prashant Agarwal Bella S.Menezes

Vijay Rana

Sahil Gulati Ram Jeebu Kashish Satwani

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n artist and a fan of Mithun Chakraborty's flashy clothing, Prashant Agarwal feels that it is the fondness for the star’s dressing that led him to become a designer. After earning a PG Diploma in NIFT, in Textiles, he trained in a couple of export houses in Mumbai. After he learnt his lessons in production and sampling, he moved to Hyderabad to start on his own. His aim is to make the world a more stylish place. The designer proudly tells us about his work.

About the store It is a design studio for bespoke men’s customization, that I opened in 2013. We offer the best and latest designer wear, elegant formals and fashion outfits for men and corporate silhouettes for women. The studio is spread over 1,200 sq.ft., right in the centre of the happening fashion street of Hyderabad. Though it is surrounded by many designer stores, this particular spot stands out for its custom-made outfits. The decor of the store is modern, urban and subtle. Our studio is different from others in one way as we have three electronic screens/catalogues with our own creations and the latest of the fashion forecasts for every coming season. These are updated regularly making it easy for the client to decide and view the designs.

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Where do you draw your inspiration from? Believe it or not, my inspiration mostly comes from my dreams. Not just a design but the entire concept of the design comes to my mind. For example, I turn over a regular formal blazer into a half sleeved blazer with a little twist in the design. I created this some six years ago for summers as the weather didn’t support the conventional blazers and suits. That product was shot with Rana Daggupati and was an instant hit!


I draw my designing inspiration from the tribes of New Zealand.

there is a concept that we have just launched. This entire look is very unique and a real revolution, called ‘Body Mass Sizing Technology.’ Through this, we don’t require any measurements and give the client a 100% fit guarantee or money back. So anyone can order a customized outfit from wherever they are. I am working on this project to produce the best designs for my clients which facilitates ordering tem from the cell.

What do you have to offer? We offer formal and designer men’s wear for office goers and special occasions or for club-visits, especially for those who are not satisfied with the available fits in the readymade market. I believe an outfit like a suit blazer or a sherwani has tremendous impacts if it is fitted well.

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Prashant’s designs range from quirky to subtle. No wonder he is one of the most sought after designers of the city. Every piece crafted by him stands out and is different from the others. And till date, all his experiments have been sure shot hits with his clients. They certainly leave fashoionistas asking for more.

Price: 15000 Material: Imported Wool Blend with Velvet Lapel Occasion: Cocktail parties or Brother’s Wedding

Price: 6,000 Material: Jute, Printed Linen Occasion: Navratri Dandias, Diwali or any Festive occasions

Contact details: CONTRADITIONS, Shop no 2, 8-2-466, Road no 4, Lane opp GVK one, Banjara hills, Hyderabad 500034. Ph: 8297563802 / 04065581492 Timings: 11,00 am – 9.00 pm on weekdays. 12.00pm – 7.00 pm on Sundays

Price: 8000 Material: Egyptian Linen with Scissor Broche Occasion: Cocktail Parties or clubbing

Price: 8000 Material: Printed Jute look alike Viscose Blend Occasion: Any Sangeet or traditional event

Price: 14,000 Material: Italian Camels skin printed suede Occasion: Wedding or Engagement in family

Price: 18000 Material: Antique Gold embroidery on Italian Wool Blend Occasion: Wedding or Engagement

Describe the latest trend My latest is to take bespoke customization online the way it has never been done before. Currently

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very famous Ashima and Leena to learn more about the line and later went on to start his own workshop and practically learnt his lessons. Sahil is one of the first names that comes to mind when one thinks of menswear, because he knows his job well.

The store The studio is set up in two floors, keeping the sensibilities of my apparel in mind. The first floor has designer shirts while the second one has suits, fabrics and Indo-western wear. It is located right opposite Taj Krishna – making it convenient for people from all parts of the city to approach it. When did you open it? It was launched a year and a half ago. Now if all goes well, we are hoping to expand the brand with adding one more outlet very soon. What is your USP? I believe it is giving the customer exactly what he wants and so we try and customize as much as we can - in terms of fabric, design and embroidery. This way, we create something new and unique for each one of our clients.

What makes you different from the others in the market? Although my USP says it all, to elaborate here, I also offer my customers, a western twist with a dash of Indian work, when needed. My collections carry unique prints, fabrics sourced from different parts of the country. Fine cuts reflect amazing finishing.

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Where do you draw your inspiration from? I do a lot of research before every season to find out what colours, trends and patterns would be in vogue.


It is more about creating what is hot and trending – so we try and keep ourselves updated with the latest styles and trends. Every detail is researched thoroughly and incorporated in our pieces. A new creation is born. What do you specialize in? I am mainly into men’s wear, from suits to designer shirts. I also specialize in making clothes to suit the sensibilities of my clients. I know most of my clients closely as they have been with me for quite some time. This helps me know their choice better and that way I customize and design better.

Price: Blazer 10000. Shirt 2000 Material: Blazer - textured jute, Shirt: cotton satin Occasion: Party wear/semi formal

What should one expect from you? Come with some faith in my work. You can expect a variety of designs, fabrics and colours to pick from, above all some good coffee.

THE PERFECT FIT Price: 25000 | Material: Velvet Occasion: Wedding

Take one look at Sahil’s outfits and you will understand that there is one thing in common with them all – his impeccable cuts. They are not trendy and sleek and can cast an instant spell. They are, indeed, class apart. He can afford to experiment with his designs because he knows what works with his clients. Don’t you think so?

Price 12000 Material: Waistcoat- Jute, Kurta -textured cotton Occasion: Festive wear /Wedding

Contact Details: SG STUDIO Plot no 4, Eden gardens, Lane opp Taj Krishna, Rd no 10, Banjara Hills Ph: 9949588822 Timing: 11.00 am – 8:30pm

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About the store It is spread across 2500 sq.ft. and has a contemporary feel.

What is your USP? Our USP is definitely customized wedding couture. As a designer label we believe that every ensemble sold When did you open your studio? is unique and belongs to someone We opened our outlet in Banjara who is more unique, so customization Hills, on 27th Dec 2013 and plan to needs to be done. We believe that the open two more stores in 2017. best exchange a client can give us is a genuine smile which only comes once the client is happy.

Where do you draw your inspiration from? Nature inspires me the most. That is why you find flora and fauna reflected in my creations. What do you specialize in? Our collection varies with a wide range of formal attire, party wear, casual wear and wedding wear. In the bridal section we have sherwanis , Jodhpuris, Indo-westerns , Nehru jackets, Kurtas, Shirts, Trousers etc. What makes you different from the others in the market? Everyone has his or her own trademark, and so do we. Our style, superior quality, finishing and fitting are what our clients come back to us repeatedly.

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What should one expect from you? We try and give our clients a complete make-over. As much as possible, we try to give them a new look by still retaining their identity. “Clothes maketh the man” is what we truly believe in. Tell us about your collection “Atoll Hues” is the theme for my latest collection. The concept is inspired from Maldives seawater and the white sand.

Handloom Printed Suit with Nehru Jacket Set Price: 32,000 | Material: Handloom Printed Fabric Occasion: Sangeeth, Conceptual Clothing

Sherwani Set Price: 42,000 | Material: Pure Rawsilk Occasion: Engagements, Sangeeth & Weddings

Kurta Set with Nehru Jacket Price: 18,500/- | Material: Linen jacket With Silk Kurta Occasion: Festive Wear

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Peak lapel Checks Velvet Suit Set Price: 25,000 | Material: Velvet Occasion: Receptions & Awards Nights

Jodhpuri Set Price: 25,000/Material: Handloom Jacquard Fabric Occasion: Awards Night, Sangeeth & Weddings

Who would have ever thought that menswear can be so fancy and wonderfully elegant? he truly believes in making each piece a unique one, letting it tell a story on its own. Changing the typical mindset, the ace designer Ram knows best how to dress up men and make them look like models in a shot.

Contact details: RAAMZ DESIGN DTUDIO, S K Complex, 8-2-606/12, 2nd Floor, Above Mandir Saree Store, Rd No: 10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034. Timing: 11:00pm - 9:00pm Ph: 9949003999

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lending style and creativity and by understanding of styles and cuts has , Vijay Rana earned crème de la crème clientele. Following his heart, he has reached where he is today. His passion reflects in his designs. His pieces are chic and elegant. He goes deep into detailing and comes up with the best.

When did you open your studio? This month, I finish exactly one decade of being in this field. It was in 2006, that I launched my label and opened my flagship store on Road no 3, Banjara Hills.

How many branches does it have? Earlier this year, I moved to The Cottage, on Road no 7, Banjara Hills. This is my franchisee store now.

many people thought you could do luxury, couture wear with handloom fabrics, but I wanted to promote our weavers. It was then that a lot of designers picked up this idea and What is your USP? followed it up. I have been working When I started with designing, not too with cotton and natural cotton to produce all kinds of outfits – from casual to heavy bridal wear. Where do you draw your inspiration from? I find inspiration in almost everything and anything, as long as it catches my attention. My recent collection is named ‘Chudiyaan’, which I picked because I was fascinated by bangles. After this I am working on a collection with the theme ‘sunflower’ because they appealed to me.


What do you specialise in? My signature is cotton. So producing luxury cotton wear for women, is what I am known for. We also plan to start our men’s line from next year. From the feedback I have received about my work – our anarkali cuts are well appreciated, that sells like hot cakes. Even our finishing is flawless. We ensure that each piece turns into a masterpiece.

Price: 21995 Material: Blended Cotton with all over sequence Occasion: Wedding Related

Price: 64995 Material: Pure Cotton with Zardozi Workline Occasion: Wedding

Being blessed with the talent of blending styles flawlessly, Vijay can give that touch of panache to every piece. He tries to produce something unique and eye-catching. No one knows better than him when it comes to teaming the pieces. That is what precisely makes him popular.

Price: 13995 | Material: Pure Cotton Occasion: Casual Outing

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Price: Rs. 34995 Material: Pure Cotton with Anchor Thread workline Occasion: Sangeet, Mehendi or similar Occassions

What makes you different from the others in the market? I try to make my outfits as innovative as possible. In my latest collection I used broken bangles as embellishments. Also, the warmth of my store and the personal attention that we give to our clients makes them feel at home. I wonder if you would find this kind of service elsewhere. I make sure I am at the store most of the time so that I can attend to my customers by talking to them and understanding them. That is how I cater to them.

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ome people learn what they do while the others are just born with the knowledge. Meet Bella S.Menezes, a born designer. Without any professional degree to back her, she has made a name for herself and her work speaks for itself. She moved to India three years ago, leaving a lucrative profession. Following her dreams, she launched her own label. Her pieces are chic, artistic and tell a story on their own. Read on as the designer shares her inspirational tale with us.

About the store Our studio is a bungalow of about 6000 sq.ft. on the 1st level, located in the uptown of Banjara Hills and our decor is a fusion of contemporary, chick, modern yet classy. It is given a touch of palace and temple look. Each room is decorated keeping the uniqueness of the space and the layout in mind. Our receiving area covers ancient blue and gold theme with the wall of artistically handcrafted mirrors along with other collectibles. One such to mention is a 100+ year old frame. One of the walls in our hall is hand painted, giving the space a palace look, while the other are given the temple look. The other three rooms in the floor have been uniquely created giving our customers a masterpiece to walk in.

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When did you open your design studio? It was opened on 19 March, this year, along with the Vijay Rana franchisee store. What is your USP? It would be fabrics, prints, cuts, finishing and matching an extravagant wardrobe.

Where do you draw your inspiration from? My inspiration is from what life usually throws at me, it is a constant development. One needs to be focused. I feel content and energetic once I see my inspiration come to life and that keeps me challenging myself to do better.


What do you specialise in? For this festive season and keeping Hyderabad weather condition in mind, I am designing trendy short skirts, jackets with dresses, Indo-western kurta tops, long skirts and many more. Our specialty is western collection but for the first time I am launching cotton wear giving it both western and Indian touch. What should someone expect before coming to you? Label Bella is not just a label, if you are stressed about what to wear, come to Label Bella, not just my interior and hospitality. My creations not only sooth your mind but also look good on you. Describe your latest collection It is soft, chic, simple but significantly different.

Price: 8500 Material: Pure Silk with hand embroidery Occasion: Anytime and anywhere

Address: Vijay Rana / Label Bella, The Cottage, 8-2-544/4B, Near Indian Overseas Bank, Banjara Hills Road No. 7, Hyderabad - 500034 Ph: 9618063944. Timing: 10:30 am – 9:30 pm

Price: 4595 | Material: Cotton Silk Occasion: Casual Wear Price: 13995 Material: Imported stretchable Fabric with chiffon and Cut Danne Work line Occasion: Party Wear

She is famous for extending a part of herself into each piece she designs. Obviously, Bella’s clothes are a reflection of her sense of style. Soft cuts and classy flairs- she can handle anything beautifully. No wonder she has something for everyone. They are feminine, elegant, yet playful and fun. What a romance of prints and textures and fabrics?

Price: 9500 Material: Georgette with printed Hosiery with elegant handwork on the neck Occasion: Party wear

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Price: 14500 Material: Net, Sequence and Croatia Occasion: Cocktail Wear

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rom dressing up her dolls to now, dolling up her customers, Kashish Satwani has always followed her dreams. Fashion and designing have been her passion and love since childhood. What is better than ending up making it your career? After finishing her designing course with Hamstech, she decided to work with brands to understand the tricks of the trade. An internship with Neeta Lulla and a stint with Atmosphere under their texture development team for furnishings helped her learn quite a bit. Now she happily runs her studio by the name KS Studio and is ready for the upcoming festive and bridal season with her latest collection.

About the store I have converted a 600 sq.ft. studio apartment into my workplace cum store and have done it up by giving it an antique touch and charm. The décor is not too loud, allowing the clothes to get the attention they deserve. It is all about striking a balance. Hence I have tried to keep the entire place simple, yet classy. When did you open your store? Designing came naturally to me and I started it on a serious note about 10 years ago. I was fortunate enough to have my studio, which I opened early this year.

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What is your USP? We customize our client’s choice with our personal attention to give them the best designer clothing. Our focus is to create attires which suit the physique and personality of each customer and we put a lot of efforts into that as no two clients are the same. What do you specialize in? You name it and we do it. We specialize in customization of whatever is needed by our clients – from tops, tunics, ethnic to the heavier range of bridal.

Where do you draw your inspiration from? This world and life are so inspiring – you just need to observe. To be honest, I am inspired by everything around me. It could be traditional art or a piece of heritage. Everything is beautiful.


What should one expect from you? People come to us with an open mind. We promise to treat them with great attention and give them nothing but the best in terms of quality and aesthetics.

Price: 1200 | Material: cottons and net Occasion: birthday and pool parties Price: 9700 | Material: pure Banarasi brocade Occasion: Heavy evening events

Price: 1200 | Material: cottons and net Occasion: birthday and pool parties

KS STUDIO 2nd floor, Plot no.4, Eden garden, Road no.10, Banjara Hills. Hyderabad - 500034 Timing: 11.00am – 7.00pm

Price: Differs Material: georgette for lenhga and raw silk blouse with embroidery Occasion: Diwali, Sangeets, Mehendi parties

THE PERFECT FIT Trendy and traditional - Kashish can strike a perfect balance between the two worlds. Advocating ethnicity with the correct amount of modernity, she creates a style of her own. Yet another attraction is her outfits fit like a glove. She sure takes customization to the next level!

Price: Differs Material: Raw silk with hand embroidery Occasion: Diwali, Sangeets, Mehendi parties

What makes you different from the others in the market? My designs stand out because I focus on every minute detail. For me, most important thing is to give personal attention to the clients, the quality of our pieces and the finesse of each product – all these put together make my design an absolute piece of art, for which people are ready to pay.

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reason for their growing popularity. This month, in order to reach out to more people and promote health, we’ve put together three eateries which serve organic food. Read on to know how they happened and what they sell.

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he preconceived notion that eating out is all about consuming unwanted and unhealthy calories, is changing with the time. Now it is not just about staying away from refined flour and reused oil, that are ruining our health. There is more to it than we know. The city seems to be getting fitter with more and more people picking the healthier options even at fast food centres. So the consumption of organic food is increasing, giving people enough reason to start providing them with it. Organic foods are those produced through methods that comply with the standards of organic farming. The produce is usually considered to be post three years of chemical pesticide-free. This is to ensure the soil is free from previous pesticide contamination. In general, organic foods are also usually not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents or synthetic food additives – being

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CafÊ, a brainchild of Megha Dinesh, is a perfect getaway for those who want to spend their time in a healthy way. From healthy food to a rejuvenating spa, in a soulful ambience – this place has it all. The wellness expert speaks about her outlet and how she maintains its standards. How did you come up with the concept of organic food? I am a strong believer in the maxim - what you eat and think is who you are. Healthy and good food has always been my preferred choice. Being in the wellness industry for more that 16 years, further strengthened this belief. So the concept of organic food has been quite a natural choice for me. How do you set the standards? There are several agencies like Vedic Organic Certification Agency, Timbaktu Organic Association that have set norms to validate the produce. How much healthier are organic foods when compared to conventional ones? Unfortunately, if you Google you wouldn't find enough of scientific evidence proving organic food is better than conventional one. Not because it is not true, but simply because the researches are funded by food lobbyists and by people who are huge beneficiaries from conventional farming. The huge funds required for researches yet cannot be supported by organic farmers or associations. Scientific

researchers have proven the sudden increase in diseases has a direct relation to the increased amount of toxins in our body. These toxic substances have heavy metals which are typically used in pesticides and they get into your system through food.

food for family meal. We are a part of generation which has seen the changeover. The mushrooming organic stores in the city stand testimony to the change in good quality eating.

On the other hand, we know organic food is grown naturally without chemical intervention. Hence the organically grown produce is the best and naturally adaptive food. As a result, it is highly rich in minerals and other nutrition making it ideal food for humans. What are the difficulties you face? It is more about logistics and the gap between demand and supply. Since organic farming is not yet wide spread, the supply usually doesn't meet the demand. However, people have become more accepting and flexible. The other challenge is the storage. You can't store organic produce for too long. How aware are people? I know, for sure, many of my friends are ready to go that extra mile to use organic red | october 2016 | 45


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ocated in the heart of Jubilee Hills within the Apollo Health City premises, the Garden Cafe serves health food that will tickle your taste buds. The first thing that comes to our mind when we talk about healthy food is the taste. Well, we are happy to note that they do not compromise on the taste. Their menu has an assortment of specially handpicked nutritious recipes for the health-conscious. It has the exact break down of the nutritious count. Be it breakfast or main course or a quick snack, they have it all. What sets them apart from others is their on-site dietitian who guides you in understanding your body and nutritional needs. They suggest a tailor-made diet plan that works for you!

How did you come up with the concept of organic food? Health is a major sector of focus and food is the most important part of it. A healthy body is a combination of good food and balanced lifestyle. When we talk about good food, it means you keep all the nutrients intact, so that it is beneficial to our body. Organic is a farming technique where no chemical is used. Nutrients are not lost during any further processing of the food. As ‘Health Cafe’, we want to give best to our customers in terms of health and taste. Eating organic food helps us get maximum nutrients that can be derived from the food and makes our body more healthy. How do you set the standards? We do not compromise on quality, hence we purchase our food items from certified

vendors across the city. How healthier are organic foods when compared to the conventional ones? The term organic means the food ingredient are grown under the natural ecosystem. Organic food is way much healthier when compared to the regular ones. The food does not undergo any chemical processing, so it de-toxes the body naturally. Eating organic food leads to proper nutrient absorption of the body. What regulations are in place to ensure what we buy is really organic? We have certified copies. Each and every ingredient, we purchase, carries number the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

What are the hurdles you face? I don’t take them as hurdles as my objective is to offer a healthy lifestyle to people. How aware are people now? Since it promises great health and people are reaping health benefits from it, the awareness over organic food is spreading fast among the masses.

How much expensive is the organic produce compared to the regular one? We have to pay for the quality. We believe in good quality food and don’t mind spending on it. How does it benefit one’s health? Eating organic food is like a blessing to your body. From a medical point of view, organic food aids weight reduction, checks blood pressure, nourishes skin and hair,

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he first ever organic restaurant in the city, Organic Bites has been around for a while and has been extremely popular with all those who like eating scrumptious, yet healthy food. They are now also supplying food to hospitals and institutions and are all set to relocate to Hitech City from Banjara Hills. Telling us more about the place and its provisions, is owner Santosh Banpur, B.Tech, IIT, Powai He also shares his experiences in the city.

How do you set the standards? We try to get the ingredients from reliable sources. Some certified, but mostly from known sources. Organic means different things for different people. So it is really about the way you interpret. SANTOOSH

Do you use any genetically modified organisms? No, we don’t. How healthier are organic foods when compared to regular ones? Undoubtedly, these are much healthier - especially the green leafy vegetables and fruits.

change in a short span of time. But if you incorporate this food as a part of your life, you are happier and healthier than before. What are the hurdles? The main worry is with sourcing of supplies and fluctuating prices. How aware are people now? Things are getting better as people are more aware now, but there is a long way to go.

What regulations are in place to ensure the quality? There are some routine audits done by the certifying agencies. How did you come up with the concept of organic food? It began with the concept of an organic store and a place for all things sustainable and the food business has been a natural transition since we were already using all the ingredients sold in the restaurant.

How costly is the organic produce when compared to regular ones? It is certainly 30-40% more expensive. But it is worth the price. How does it benefit one’s health? The benefits are shown only in the long run. Don't expect a dramatic

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High on Life Sachin Bhutada was the perfect husband as he hosted a grand party to celebrate wife Nanda’s birthday. The couple played the gracious hosts as they welcomed all their guests personally. The evening at Altitude, Marriot, saw about 40 happy couples, being a part of the festivities. Bollywood music, good food and drinks owing made the night enjoyable. Present at the do were Shidhar, Koyal and Anup Chandak, Brij and Deepali, Shalini and Puru Modani, and Neerja and Sushmita among many other celebreties.

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Birthday Bash Srinivas hosted a party to celebrate his birthday with his near and dear. With close to a 100 guests in attendance, the evening was fun-ďŹ lled. Guests had a great time enjoying the cocktails at Glocal Junction and were seen catching up with each other. Seen having a great time, were Aamer Javeed, Shazia, Mohid Baig, Sameena, Pradeep and Munmum Roy among others. Moon Moon & Pradeep Roy

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I CANNOT RELATE TO BOLLYWOOD FILMS AND ITS AUDIENCE

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he toast of T-town was in Vizag recently to celebrate the success of his film Majnu. This is his fifth hit in a row. An absolute no nonsense man and a smooth conversationalist, Nani truly has carved a niche for himself in the industry. His chiseled face and sharp looks just add to the package. Dressed in ripped jeans and olive green jacket with the boynext door charm, he sat for a quick interview on a sultry October afternoon.


I DON’T LIKE FOREIGN DESTINATIONS BECAUSE I MISS HOME COOKED FOOD

You have given back-to-back super hits. How has the whirlwind journey been so far? It is absolutely a wonderful feeling. Now, I realize that my responsibilities are greater as the expectation of the audience has gone up. Bigger expectation, obviously, leads better performance. For me, every time I deliver a hit, it is a big ‘threat.’ With every movie,

Why did you choose Vizag as the first city to celebrate your film’s success? Vizag has always been close to my heart. I simply love the place for its beauty and simplicity. My wife hails from here and I have a lot of fond memories attached to this city. I love to see the happy faces of the people and the audience have a beautiful way of

What makes you accept a film? I go through the script thoroughly and generally, I don’t like to be type-casted as a lover boy or as a comedian. I make a conscious effort to choose a role that is a little different from my previous roles.

Tell us a little about Majnu. It is a short film and an ideal story. I like the honesty and innocence of the role I played. It is a seamless blend of comedy and romance.

How did your experience as an AD help you in being an actor? It has helped me hugely, much more than what I could have learnt from an acting school. I have seen many actors coming from reputed film schools who are not confident in front of the camera.

How has the journey of Nani been from an assistant director to an RJ and an actor? The journey has been just the way I wanted. I was passionate about films from the very beginning. As an assistant director, I have worked with directors like legendary Bapu. But being an RJ was a completely different ball game, but that was not where my true interest lied. I did it to make some pocket money. I enjoy being a hero because this way you touch the hearts of many people and everybody knows you.

Do you always make it a point to choose movies that are love stories, family dramas and comedies? Not necessarily, I do like acting in love stories and family dramas. I have done thrillers as well, like the ‘Gentleman’ in which I played a double role.

showering me with unconditional love. Aren’t these reasons enough to come here again and again, what say you?

I want to improve on my work because I know that my audience will be expecting more out of me.

Is the competition tough? It must be tough for those who are competing. I do not feel the pressure because I am not in that kind of aggressive rat race. Success just happens to me because I give my best in whatever I do. I don’t try to compete with anybody, but only with myself.

Do we need a godfather to survive in the film industry? Having a godfather, I frankly think is an outdated concept. The film industry now encourages people who are passionate, talented, committed and sincere. All these qualities are required to survive and shine in this industry.

Were you fascinated with acting from the very beginning? I was just plain simple passionate about acting and films and that is how I am here. My hard work and ardour paid. I come from a humble middle class background with nobody from my family in the industry. Neither did I have a godfather nor a degree from an acting school. I learnt everything on the job with a lot of dedication. To put it in a nutshell, my talent is my godfather.

It takes a while to learn the technical aspects of filming. Working as an assistant director made me understand the technicalities fast. And I did not have to put in much effort. Performing in front of the camera came naturally to me as I was familiar with the whole set-up.


IT HAS BEEN BEAUTIFUL SO FAR, BUT THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING.

I JUST FOLLOWED MY HEART AND DID WHATEVER I THOUGHT WAS RIGHT.

Any Bollywood plans? No, not at all. I am happy doing what I am doing. I am comfortable with Telugu speaking people as I can relate to them with much ease. I cannot relate to Bollywood films and its audience. Most importantly, I don’t know how to speak in Hindi uently. My diction in Hindi has to be good and I know that I don’t have it in me.

Any specific director that you would love to work with? Mani Ratnam and Kamal Hassan are the two people I simply look up to and I would like to work with these legends.

What do you think are the perks of being an actor? The unconditional love, adulation and blessings of the audience.

You have been into directing, do the directors of your films come to you for advices? I have discussions and interactive sessions with my directors, but not advising them as in ‘advising’ them. I neither offer suggestions nor correct them because I feel it is disturbing. A healthy and open talk is what we have.

How do you choose a film? I go by the script, if the character and the story line appeals to me, I take up the project.

On being the cover boy of red magazine It is an awesome feeling. I am looking forward to it.

What is your fitness mantra? I never take stress and I only like eating home cooked food.

Your favourite dish? Tomato rice cooked by my mother.

What are your hobbies? I watch films during my leisure hours. I have taken up films as a profession because it is my hobby. So, I don’t feel the pressure.

Your favourite holiday spot? The holy hills of Tirumala is my favourite holiday destination. I go there with my family regularly. It is a wonderful feeling to hear the echoing chants. I love the place because I feel rejuvenated and that is the whole idea of a holiday. I don’t like any foreign destinations because I miss home cooked food and mainly South Indian dishes.

What is the best thing that you like about your wife? Her positive nature

What is your idea of happiness? Peace

ON A LIGHTER NOTE


How has becoming an actress changed your life? It requires a lot of will power and most importantly, self-confidence to be an actor. There were quite a few instances which have pushed me to the limits yet I have managed to bounce back. Even accomplished actors face a lot of insecurities and frustrations but probably have a better way of dealing with them.

Tell us about your journey so far? My journey has been extremely satisfying. I have met some of the most interesting personalities and creative geniuses. While there is a long list of directors and actors that I would love to work with, I still have been privileged enough to meet them and understand their working styles.

fter her first stint with acting in a Sri Lankan documentary, while she was in the UK, Sanam Prasad got into movies. It was then that she realized that she enjoyed acting and could explore it further. She landed in the South Indian Film Industry and is here to stay. We caught up with the PYT to know more about her…

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How do you prepare yourself to get into your role? I have tried to select characters which are either protagonists or a prominent ones. After listening to the script, I get an idea of the role to be played. If it reminds me of a previously watched film I go back and watch it again for

What are the things you look at, before signing a project? Initially every project offered to me sounded exciting or rather Now I think of all the aspects and be frank about my doubts and concerns. It helps a huge deal in making the choice, when the team is willing to answer all my questions.

Your current films. I am now working in 2 Kannada films. It is high time that I got to work in my native language. This feels special to me. I will be seen in Vara and Atharva.

I think most of that credit goes to Mahesh himself. He is a warm and friendly person and so very approachable. At least I didn’t have any difficulty striking a superb working rapport with him. Guess I was plain lucky!

How nervous were you while acting with Mahesh Babu? I often face this question. Surprisingly, I was not nervous at all.

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My role model in both fashion and films is Priyanka Chopra. She is a living example of the phrase, 'Sky is the limit'. I am amazed by her stellar growth as an actress and her journey continues to inspire many actors like me.

Who is your role model in fashion and in film industry?

There are many. But the most important would be to be kind to others. We need to keep this in mind because all of us have our own struggles and a kind word or small gesture makes all the difference. Public hostility has been increasing of late which makes it all the more important for us to spread the message of kindness and love.

What are your values of life?

Rate yourself as an actress? I have realized that I am quite spontaneous. I enjoy enacting conversational scenes just as much as dramatic ones. I am good with tragic scenes for some reason. So I manage to emote sadness convincingly.

ideas. If not I imagine myself in the character's shoes and give it a fresh outlook.


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oman’s body harbours many mysteries (some raveled and some unraveled), especially when it comes to child-bearing. I strive to throw light on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) that could be one of the reasons for the women being deprived of the pleasure of becoming a mother.

REASON BEHIND INFERTILITY

What are the long term health risks of PCOS? These women are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, high

What are the symptoms of PCOS? Irregular or light periods or no periods at all. Some women with PCOS do not ovulate at all. PCOS is one of the most common causes of not being able to get pregnant. Excess hair growth (hirsutism) mainly on the face, lower tummy and chest, thinning of scalp hair in some women. Weight gain and depression.

What causes PCOS? If any one of the relatives are affected (mother, sister etc) the risk of PCOS is increased. In these women the body`s response to the blood glucose regulating hormone insulin is reduced. To prevent the glucose levels becoming higher, the body produces more insulin which can lead to weight gain, irregular periods, infertility and higher levels of testosterone.

How common is PCOS? Around 1 in 10 women has PCOS.

Understanding ovaries and ovulation: Ovulation normally occurs once a month where an egg is released into the fallopian tube. Each month several follicles start to develop but normally just one fully develops and goes on to ovulate. The ovaries make small amounts of male hormones (androgens) such as testosterone. It is the imbalance in these hormones that causes PCOS.

Wellness

Losing even a moderate amount of weight (5% of the body weight) can help. A combination of controlled diet and enhanced exercising is the best. Avoiding sugary foods and drinks, fried and junk food, white bread,

Aim to lose weight if you are overweight. Losing weight helps to reduce the high insulin levels, which has a knock-on effect of reducing the testosterone level. This then improves the chance of ovulating, improves any period problems and fertility and may also help to reduce hair growth and acne.

What is the treatment for PCOS? There is no cure for PCOS. However, symptoms can be treated and health risks can be reduced.

How is PCOS diagnosed? Are there any other tests to be done? Diagnosis is usually made from the symptoms and ultrasound scan of the ovaries. Blood tests such as thyroid, prolactin, FSH, LH and testosterone are needed in some women. Annual screening should be done for diabetes, blood pressure and blood cholesterol.

With fewer periods (less than in a year), the endometrium (lining of the womb) can thicken and this may lead to endometrial cancer in a some.

blood pressure, high cholesterol level and obesity. These problems, in turn, increase the risk of stroke and heart disease in later life.

During pregnancy, these women have an increased risk for diabetes

Fertility Issues: Fertility treatments in these women have a good chance of success. Tablets such as Clomiphene or gonadotropin injections can cause ovulation. Co-existing hormonal abnormalities, altered blood sugars and overweight need to be corrected before treatment.

For treating period problems COCs or progesterone tablets 5-day course at least once in 2-3 months to protect the endometrium are needed.

Medical methods like cyproterone acetate (anti-testosterone) or combined oral contraceptive pills (COCs) to prevent hair growth and acne are needed in some women.

For treating abnormal hair growth, temporary methods like shaving, waxing, hair removing creams (Eornithine) or long-lasting methods like electrolysis or laser can be used.

Occasionally tablets (such as Orlistat) or operations (bariatric surgery) for weight loss may be considered for women with over weight.

reduced consumption of rice and choosing foods with a low glycaemic index (which are slowly absorbed and keep blood sugar levels steady) such as whole grain foods, pulses, fruits and vegetables helps.

Dr.N.V.Vasudha, MD(Obg) Consultant Gynaecologist Laparoscopic Surgeon & Infertility Specialist Lotus Hospitals for Women & Children

Preventing long- term problems: A healthy life style – eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and losing weight if overweight or obese-is important. This applies to everyone, whether they have PCOS or not. However, it is particularly important for women with PCOS as they have extra risk factors for health problems in later life.

(gestational diabetes) and high blood pressure. So they should be advised to continue the diet control and moderate exercise throughout the pregnancy.


ARIES

Lucky for you: Green, 18

Apr 20 –May 20 In terms of finances, the first half of the month will seem very happening for you. In your work place too, things will go the way you want and you will be able to reap the benefits of your hard work. The second half of the month would be rather different from the first half. In love life, people born under the sign Taurus will have to use all their skills and mastery. Be positive and move on with your head held high.

Taurus

Lucky for you: Blue, 12

Work wise this month, will not bring you any special bonuses. If you are self employed, it is time to pay special attention to the actions of your competitors, or on the broader scale, your opponents. Now you might be able to learn something useful from them because experience matters. You should not underestimate yourself and your capabilities, but overestimating yourself can be even dangerous. Your love life will be a lot calm and smooth as compared to financial and work sphere.

Mar 21‐ Apr 19

Forecast

VIRGO

Work and finance wise it is going to be a stable month, and although you’re unlikely to achieve some exceptional heights at this present moment, it would be fair to say that you’ll be presented with a number of opportunities. Try out some freelance jobs along with your regular one. This will help you to earn some extra bucks. The sensory‐emotional direction will bring a lot of new happenings in your life.

Aug 23 – Sep 22

Lucky for you: Violet, 27

CANCER

Lucky for you: Yellow, 17

Regarding the financial sphere, entrepreneurs should be a little careful this month. Do not rush into signing any official papers, even if you’ve read and re‐read them over ten times. Firstly, we should not forget that no one is perfect and that even the most experienced lawyer can miss something. And secondly, you need to look at things objectively, at the current situation in particular. Do not while away time. Don’t ignore the people who are close to you. Spend more time with your family members.

LEO

In the work sphere, you will have to stoically withstand the attack of the circumstances. It will be clearly negative circumstances, directed specifically against you. In love life too, you will have to go through a rough patch. Try to spend some time with your loved ones especially your family members. Though it is going to be a tough time for you, your friends will stand by you. As far as the relation with your soul mate is concerned, by no means let him/her have the last say.

Lucky for you: Pink, 23

GEMINI

From work point of view you will have quite a calm and stable time. Be careful as someone may try to drag you into something very ugly and indecent, so be cautious with whom you share your secrets with. End of the month we may come across very peculiar moments, but try to deal with it smartly and you will be able to come out of it. In your love life also there will be some cause for concern, but you should handle it tactfully and diplomatically.

Lucky for you: Mauve, 25


Lucky for you: Lilac, 21

Oct 23 ‐ Nov 21 The working area seems a joyless time devoid of fun. Arm yourself with efficiency tools. For those working for themselves, the dynamics of will appear less energetic. Love life will not throw any special challenges. Pay more attention to the family. Refrain from any conflict and analyse your actions. Make note of what you really want from life and ignore the rest. We are talking about a positive time which will be fruitful in terms of finances and impressive in terms of emotional experiences.

SCORPIO

Lucky for you: Pink, 30

Sep 23 ‐ Oct 22 This month will be swamped with events, literally filling to the brim. But these won’t be the events that you have counted on. That is why it will be logical to cooperate with one of your colleagues, because you won’t be able to face everything single‐ handedly. To be more specific, you should lower the bar of your ambition a bit. Concentrate on what you wish to achieve, but do not be in a hurry. In your love life you may have to deal with some dilemmas and controversial situations.

LIBRA

Dec 22‐ Jan 19 Bright and successful days are ahead. Pay attention to your home front. There are no exceptional situations in work area. Yet it is worth being cautious. Don’t, under any circumstances, think of changing the job. If you work for yourself, this month will naturally seem much calmer than it will be in reality. The situation will drastically change in love life. You may meet your true love and your soul mate. There could be misunderstandings between you and your lover.

Lucky for you: Red, 18

CAPRICORN

SAGITTARIUS

Feb 19 – Mar 20 It will be a surprisingly bright phase and an incredibly positive time for you. You will be free to choose the direction of actions and will succeed. Avoid extremes and ubiquitous fanaticism. In working and financial directions, you will find yourself in a rather challenging, yet a positive position. You will be in demand as never before. Under no circumstances should you mix work with your personal life. You should try to have an open conversation with your family members. Lucky for you: Mauve, 13

PISCES

Jan 20‐ Feb 18 No negative situations are expected and it will be a quite calm and placid time. It is better you take a closer look at your finances. If you work for yourself, do not rush to make really important decisions. All your resources should be concentrated on specific areas and you won’t have any difficulty defining them. Do not try to reach unexpected heights. There is not much to expect from love life. It makes sense to act more openly or change the format of your communication.

Lucky for you: Blue, 15

AQUARIUS

Nov 22‐ Dec 21 You will have to seriously reconsider your personal relationships, while things at work will turn out extremely productive. You get just as much as you need, with every step taking a natural course. Any way you need not take any special measures, if you have no fears that someone can use this situation to their advantage. If you work for yourself, try to take part in the production process as much as possible. When it comes to your feelings and emotions, nothing spectacular can be expected.

Lucky for you: Pink, 25


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the success of his latest flick Majnu.

was on a triumph tour celebrating

We could catch up with Nani who

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its state-of-the art facilities and the

recently but it has already known for

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have a word with him.

material gains the West offers. We

to Trade his sentiment with those

motherland is irresistible. He refuses

Dharmender Varada, the lure of

to establish business here. Yet, for

so, for an entrepreneur who wants

for a US-returned. It is all the more

Life in India can be quite a challenge

it offer to a new comer like her.

of exercise be far behind? We walk

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happy and prosperous Diwali.

advertisers and patrons a very

Here I sign off wishing our readers,

soundless Diwali.

for a safe and sound, sorry I mean

far reaching consequences and go

I appeal to you all to realise the

not with Fumes and Crackers.”

our homes with Lights and Prayers,

caught my attention is- “Let us fill

the Green Diwali messages that

insufferable noise pollution. One of

up to the city gyms to find out what

have on the environment and the

the Tollywood and what Scope does

working with super hero Mahesh Babu. She relates her experiences in

mind the glimpses of green world, the major impact the celebrations

to the field, has had the fortune of

The thought of Diwali brings to my

Sanam Prasad, though a newcomer

When we talk of food, can mention

extra information.

Regimen and Naturals to get that

offering organic bites. Go through

provides them the right platform.

happening column.

and suitable portions. We spoke of

some Hyderabad outlets that are

the health issues. Our Wellness

topics. Go to Haute, the most

Vizag experts tell us the right food

the region. We have the lady doctor of the hospital warning women of

corner for the City of Destiny, besides touching on various other

prescriptions for various age groups.

dedicated services it is rendering to

met a few dietitians to get food

time. Nani reiterates his special soft

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most disciplined people. We have

regular diet regimen, even for the

of rat race, it is tough to keep up a

and patterns too. In today’s world

sea change in peoples’ food habits

Like in every other sphere, there is a

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