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Red Alert 56 The city is gasping for breath and crying for lung space. O. Naresh Kumar of Symbiosys Technologies suggests efficacious remedies.

Cuisine 78 Red Haute From Baalika Vadhu to twinkling star on the Tollywood sky, Avika has really made it to the top making the path through her fans’ hearts. The teen queen speaks on her real & reel tale in Haute.


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She signs with silk thread. She can turn fabric into a timeless piece of beauty. Shobha sums up her journey with designs.

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He is about to create the Address for you. With his generations up being in the construction industry, realty is like a child’s play for Phani Kumar Mattapalli.

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Red Trade United they stand; the Oza brothers strike it big in the City of Destiny. Their story in their own words.


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not- too-safe-idols that might pollute our water bodies on immersion. The competition should be to make ‘Green God’. Not content with the millions of hearts she caught as Balika Vadhu, Avika Gor is out to conquer wider territories and more frontiers. Haute questions the ambitious actor how she could transform herself into a Telugu damsel and deliver hit after hit.


e Indians are seasoned revellers, who don’t let go any occasion or opportunity without celebrating. The festive feel is already in the air. Soon we will be ushering the major festivals one after the other, starting with Ganesh Chaturthi. When the mention is about Ganesh, can reference to idols be far off? We have been witnessing healthy and sometimes not so healthy competition among groups to install mammoth idols, as if their ardour is directly proportionate to the size of the statues. Agreed, a lot of creativity, aesthetics and hard work goes into this ‘divine’ pursuit. . But does anyone give a thought to the material used for the idols-whether it is bio-degradable or not? Of course, people are talking of eco-friendly Ganaeshas. But not enough is being done to check the

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Mr.Phani Kumar Mattapalli belongs to the family that eats, stays and works together. The young tradesman talks of the advantages of being with his flock. As the General Manager of The Park, Hyderabdis favourite hospitality spot, Mr.Anirban has a very crucial role to play and that he does it with great flourish. These young men occupy GenX columns. Visakha Container Terminal Private Limited is one facility that swung back into action just two days after the Hudhud havoc. A major part of the credit goes to COO Mr.Sushil Mulchandani who keeps his firm so well anchored. On the other side of the spectrum, we have Bella Menezes who will soon storm the fashion industry with her very own brand of western wear. She reveals her designs. Turn to Focus.

Eve segment contains two highly assertive women. While Ms.Shobha Cherukumalli, founder of the boutique Hastakar says, “Art or work, all at my pace”, Ms.Kiran Dembla, flaunting her 6 packs abs, asks, “Why should men have all the fun?” One may inherit certain skin colour or a particular feature, but entrepreneurship? Looks like, even that too is heritable if you go by Oza’s family. They brought a number of new concepts and products to the City of Destiny which is now their home. Mr.Nikhil and Mr.Sudhir, the brothers do the Trade talk. Complementing them is Mr.K.Likhit who offers Italy on a platter to Hyderabadis. He is full of get-up-and-go. Mr.O. Naresh, CEO of Symbyosis Technology takes his social crusade to a new level, appealing through print media. He not only Alerts the state of the inadequate lung space in Vizag but also offers plausible solutions. I wish my readers, patrons and advertisers a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.

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POONAM, SASHI OPEN AKRITTI ELITE Poonam Shah Srinath, Correspondent of Teeny Boppers and Sashi Nahata, Akritti Elite Director inaugurated Akritti Elite, at Hotel Novotel. Akritti Elite is the brainchild of Sashi Nahata who has been organizing exhibitions across the country with an objective to promote arts, culture and reach them to people at affordable prices. Keeping the festive season in mind the organiser brought the latest collections of party wear, ethnics, saris, cottons, handlooms, designer wear, imitation jewellery, pearls, handbags, etc to the city. Over 40 designers from various parts of the country converged here to display their products. Socialites and shoppers thronged the hotel to bag the best buys.

ACF CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY Speakers at the third anniversary of Sneha Sandhya Age Care Foundation made an appeal to introduce State policy on palliative care. Chief Guest Pravin Kumar, Commissioner of GVMC commended the ACF services. Dr.N.S.Raju, Managing Trustee and Medical Director of ACF Dr. Vidya Viswanath and Dr. K.Bhaskara Rao threw light on ACF activities. PVGK Murthy, TVS Rao, V.Bala Mohan Das and Sr.Sonia too spoke. Guests of honor were Dr.K.Sudhakar Babu, Regional Director of Health, V. Umamaheswara Rao, Registrar, AU, Sathyanarayana Prasad, DGM of SBH. red was the media partner for the event.

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VEERUMAMA ENTHRALS BHEL FAMILY Veerumama and his V-TEAM engaged the 2,000-strong audience in an enticing event, held exclusively for the BHEL staff and their families. Many contests on the I-Day theme were held. The highlight of the programme was the Special Lucky Draw organized by Veerumama. Winners reaped rich haul of gifts like gold coins, silk saris. Singers Madhu and V. Padmavathi judged the contests. BHEL top brass- J.Shankaran, Executive Director, G.Paneendhar Kumar, GM(HR), D.Asokan, GM(Operations), Harish Kumar AGM(Vigilance) and G.Chandra Sekhar, Deputy Manager (HR) were present at the event.

KAJAL, TAMANNAAH OPEN KHAZANA Actors Kajal Aggarwal and Tamannaah inaugurated the ve-oor Khazana Jewellers agship showroom in the city. Kishore Jain, Managing Director, said, “This state-of-the-art jewellery showroom will be a one stop destination for shoppers. The Khazana Jewellery is planning to open showrooms in Anakapalli, Gopalapatnam and other areas around Visakhpatnam." Khazana Jewellery is a Rs 6000 crore jewellery retail chain with stores across the country and the West Asia.

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ELOCUTION COMPETITION HELD Veerumama’s V-TEAM Event Management Company and Flying Cats organised a district-level elocution competition for the students of schools and colleges in the city. Nearly150 students participated in the competition. Veerumama CEO, V-TEAM, Prem, Director, Flying Cats, Tanvi, Centre Head, Flying Cats and eminent personalities Annamreddy Ramesh and Prabhakar Chowdary graced the event. Education Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao gave away the awards and certicates to the winners.


INTERIO, NOW IN GAJUWAKA Ganta Srinivasa Rao, HRD Minister, inaugurated Interio, the exclusive Godrej showroom for home furniture in Pantulugari Meda, Gajuwaka recently. Palla Srinivasa Rao, MLA, Gajuwaka, Ghattamaneni Srinivas, Superintendent of Police, Chittor Dist and Lingam Srinivas, Managing Director, Keystones Group, Subodh Mehta, Senior Vice- President, Rajath Mathur, Senior General Manager and Vipin Kumar, South Zone General Manager were prominently present at the event.

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SHOWERS OF PATRIOTISM The heavy shower could not dampen the spirit of thousands who witnessed the rst ever Independence Day parade held in the city by the State government. Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu hoisted the ag before witnessing the parade which consisted of armed contingents and non-armed contingents from different APSP Battalions, Home Guards, NCC girls and boys, Boy Scouts and Guides, Korukonda Sainik School, Gurukula Schools of Social Welfare Department, SAAP Sports Hostel of Kadapa and tableaux. Along with the contingents were bands from the police and Navy. The anchored ships of Navy and Coast Guard and heli-y past were added attraction. The CM also witnessed a cultural programme and felicitated 95-year-old freedom ghter Kandala Subrahmanya Tilak.

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PAZE-3 INAUGURATED Paze-3, a state-of- the art hair and beauty parlour for both men and women was inaugurated by Pydah Krishna Prasad of Pydah Education Institutions. G.Mallika, Chairperson of Vaibhav Jewellers, Prabha Gowd leader, BJP State Mahila Morcha and Satyanandh, the star-maker and G. Ajay Naidu, Entrepreneur and TDP leader lighted the traditional lamp. The owner of the parlour, A.Shiva Kumar said,�This facility is one of its kind in the city and offers a wide array of beauty and hair services.� The invitees complimented the proprietors for the spic and span premises and very convenient location in MVP colony.

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THE CITY’S BIGGEST PROPERTY FAIR Chamber of Real Estates Welfare Association, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam organised Vizag’s biggest ever Property Fair at Novotel Hotel. Ganta Srinivasa Rao, HRD Minister cut the ribbon and declared the two-day event open while K. Haribabu, MP, inaugurated the stalls and Vishnu Kumar Raju, MLA graced the occasion. As many as 35 brands set up stalls that attracted 5000 people. On the second day chief guest and lm actor Sai Ram Shankar declared the Bumper draw winners. S. Srinvasa Rao , State President and City president K. Narsi Reddy and members of the Chamber of Real Estates Welfare Association worked hard to make the event a grand success. The three-time Nandi award-winner actor Prasanna Kumar was prominently present at the event.

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STUDENTS PUT UP A GREAT SHOW Southern International Hotel Management Academy celebrated Freshers’ Day at Gateway Hotel. Chief guest T. Ravi Kumar Murthy, DCP (Crime) inaugurated the Anti-Ragging Squad on the occasion. Guests of honour N. Ravindra, Asst. Commissioner, GVMC and Sri Lakshmi, Manger, BOI- Sithammadhara complimented the Managing Director of the institute Satish Ponnam for the high standards he is setting. Satish said that many high-end hotels are absorbing the students emerging out his institute. Under the guidance of lecturers Prem Chand and Pramila, the students presented a cultural programme that included an enticing ramp-walk.

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NEXA SHOWROOM OPENED Maruti Suzuki Ltd launched NEXA, its sales channel at Daspalla Hills. The showroom was opened by MSL Executive Director T. Hashimoto. Varun Kishore MD and Prabhu Kishore, Chairman, Varun Group, Amit Garg, Commissioner of Police, Venkaramana, CMR, Kankatala Mallik, Mallika, Viabhav and Ajay, GM, Toyota, Vizag, Thomos Cherian C.B.H New Channel. Ram Suresh Akella C.B.H and Muneesh Bali Regional Exchange Sales Manager, Rohan Chhatwal Area Manager, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd and S.V.Bhaskar Raju CEO Varun Motors Pvt Ltd were prominently present at the event. The event was organised by Rays Ravi.

STYLES AND WEAVES PULLS CROWDS The two-day lifestyle exhibition Styles and Weaves attracted a record number of people. It was organised by My Identity, an organisation that strives to promote designers, women entrepreneurs, artisans. Actress Jyotii Sethi who inaugurated the expo said, “The city is growing fashion-conscious and this is a great opportunity for fashion connoisseurs to pick up their varied choices under one roof.” Organiser Manjula said, “Renowned fashion designers, best artisans across the country are presenting their designer jewellery and lifestyle accessories”. Designers from Kolkata, Bombay, Bangalore, Ahmadabad, Delhi and Hyderabad showcased their designer saris, dress material, gold and imitation jewellery, hand bags and fancy items in the exposition.

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YFLO ON SPORTS PROMOTION Jwala Gutta, Ashwnini Ponnappa and Indian Foot Ball Team Captain Sunil Chhetri addressed a gathering of 200 plus members of Young FICCI Ladies Organization (YFLO) at Hotel Park Hyatt. The talk was moderated by Vijay Mohan Raj, former Ranji player for Bombay and Hyderabad, President of SKAL Intl local Chapter and Managing Director of Uniglobe Sameera Travels. Various points about the sport scenario in India and in particular Hyderabad were discussed. Chairperson of YFLO Samia Alam Khan said “We have the every potential to become a giant sporting nation.” The meet gave suggestions like government must allow Private and Public Partnership Business Model in Sports. Bharathi

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HUGE RESPONSE TO DIVA EXHIBITION Diva-A lifestyle exhibition cum sale was held bringing chic products for the shopaholic Hyderabadis. The exposition was inaugurated by actress Geethanjali. Organised at Taj Krishna, Banjara Hills it had over 58 designer stalls which displayed handcrafted jewellery, designer saris, cosmetics, kids wear and many other products which left the shoppers spoilt for choice. Visitors turned out in huge numbers and were all praise for the range and quality of the products on the display.

STYLISH DIVA GOES PATRIOTIC Ladies club Stylish Diva founded by Sonia Majumdar, had organized a post-Independence Day celebration. Politician Feroz Khan and C.J. Sobha CEO of SVR Media were the chief guests for the event which took place in Ala Liberty. Aarti, Shripuja, Shilpa and Ruchira played perfect hosts for this tri-colour theme soirée. In the stylish diva talent hunt women presented their talents in various categories. Different kinds of quizzes and games were also held and participants were given attractive prizes.

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PHANKAAR SALUTES NATION Come August and can patriotic fervour be far behind? Phankaar Ladies Club hosted a pre-Independence Day celebration. Named “Yeh Dil Hai Hindustani,� the soiree included various talent shows, singing and dance performances. Clad in pure white, which was the dress code, the members converged at Taj Banjara, the venue for the event. Sushila Bokadia and Anita Rathi played perfect hosts and arranged a lavish lunch for the invitees.

INDO-WESTERN IS THE MOOD It was time to go ethnic as well as a contemporary as Sridevi Gottipati and Sirisha Narra Mulpury showcased their all new ethnic collection of saris and tunics. Held at Yuktalaya, Madhapur, the show started at 10.00 am. The event witnessed stylish and chic women thronging the venue in great numbers. They seemed to be at a loss to decide which one to choose and pick from the wide range of saris and dresses that were impressively displayed.

SANYASI RAO APPRISES RUDY OF ITI PROGRESS Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister for Skills Development met ITI Principals and IMC Chairmen in Hyderabad. V.V.Sanyasi Rao, Chairman IMC (Institute Management Committee) of Govt ITI (Girls), Nalgonda attended the meet along with principal M.Yungandhar. Stressing that the main focus should be on soft skills, Sanyasi Rao suggested that a few short term courses should be introduced, besides organizing training programmes. Later he presented a comprehensive report on Govt ITI (Girls) Nalgonda. Rudy enquired about the progress various ITIs were making. Kishan Reddy, MLA, and president of Telangana BJP participated in the programme. red | september 2015 | 38

HYDERABAD Phaneendra & Suharika

Usha & Sudeer

Ravi & Asha

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Trushna Tibrewala, Nehal Saraagi & Shruti Tibrewala


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SRIMANTHUDU SPECIAL SCREENING FOR A CAUSE The new ick of Mahesh Babu, Srimanthudu served as perfect medium to serve a social cause. Kaali Sudheer, Kanna Phaneendra and Abhisek organised a special screening of this lm for which Hyderbadis were eagerly waiting. The special show was screened at Cinemax. A lavish spread of snacks and beverages were arranged for the guests. The proceeds from the show were collected and a total sum of Rs.35,000 was given to fund the engineering education for three underprivileged and deserving students.

Hima Bindhu & Gayatri Reddy

TS LUXURY TURNS TWO Amidst shower of swankiness TS Luxury celebrated its second anniversary. The show had uber luxurious brands like Coach, Armani Exchange, Albercrombie & Fitch, Juicy Couture, Tory Burch, Michaek Kors, Hugo Boss and many others in display. Trushna and Shruti Tibrewala played perfect hosts for the grand gala. There was also a designer collection by Neha Sarangi. The do which was conducted at Air Café Lounge pulled crowds in great number.


Swetha Imran Shoba Sudhakar

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Rani Reddy


Bina Mehta


Rekha & Arjun Vajpai

FLO MEET ON WOMEN CORPORATE DIRECTORS FICCI Ladies Organization city chapter, in association with KPMG Governance Institute, organized an interactive session with Women on Board at ITC Kakatiya. Shalini Bhupal, Executive Director of Taj GVk Hotels & Resorts Ltd. was the special guest. This initiative was in Collaboration with WCD India, which is founded by Susan Stautberg in USA and is a rapidly growing international community of women directors. Utkarsh Paintikar, Head of Advisory KPMG in India and Sai Venkateshwaran, Head of Accounting Advisory KPMG in India spoke. FLO has taken Women Corporate Director as a national initiative this year and this meet aimed at that, mentioned Rekha Lahoti - Chairperson Hyderabad FLO.


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AKRITTI EXHIBITS FREEDOM FLAVOUR Akritti Elite Exhibitions celebrated Independence Day with an amazing two-day exhibition and sale at Taj Krishna. About 80 designers and craftsmen, roped in from across the length and breadth of India participated in the event. Couture, pret, gift boxes, souvenirs, precious jewellery, fashion jewelleiy, footwear, handbags, unstitched fabrics, home decor products, scarves, best of designer ensembles, occasion wear, everyday wear, heavy suits, anarkalis, kurtas, readymade blouses, saris, materials, etc. were in the ofng. The exhibition was inaugurated by actress Nandini Rai, with Sashi Nahata (Director-Akritti). There was also contest “I love my India”. The contest was judged by Madhavi Chandra, Principal of Gitanjali Schools, and Harish and Esha Hindocha, Fashion Designers.

Alok, Sashi Nahata, Megha, Esha, Madhavi Chandra, Nandida & Harish Bonya



Manju Gamji & Shilpa Choudhary

Alekya Reddy



Jyothi Reddy

DIVINOS LADIES CLUB LAUNCH It was a show of opulence and grandeur to mark the grand launch of Divinos Ladies Club. The luxurious Durbar Hall of Taj Falknuma Palace served as a perfect venue. The founders and hosts of this club Manju Gamji and Shilpa Chowdary ensured that every detail is taken care of to make the launch a hit. The aim of this social group of young ladies is to add some fun and frolic to their lives. It set gorgeous Anarkali ensemble as the dress code for the event. The invitees bonded over dinner, dance, clicks, chatter, music and many more.



Aarti Badruka Harshini Swati Pavitra

Divya Reddy Payal


Anju Jain

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Archana, Pinky Reddy, Aaditya, Anushka & Alok Jaju

Nikitha Reddy

Namitha Kanodia

Satpala Reddy

MANOMAY LAUNCHES SHAKUNTALAY Manomay had launched its handloom label Shakuntalay in a grand way. The collection was inaugurated by Pinky Reddy. The products on display included handloom saris with intricate embroidery work. Many fashion lovers especially the loyalists of Manomay Boutique were seen at the launch and were glad to have this new classic addition. Vandhana




Pallavi Jaikishan, Kamini Saraf & Bhargavi Jaikishan

Neelu Bagga

Shilpa Singh

ANGASUTRA FEATURES PALLAVI JAIKISHAN Angasutra gave Hyderabadis a grand fashion dose as Pallavi Jaikishan, India’s Trousseau Queen showcased her collection. She has been synonymous with Indian wedding and bridal wear for years. Besides the bridal ensemble, it also includes luxurious home décor accessories, embroidered drapes and wall panels, linens. These additions are now available at Angasutra. Madhu Jain red | september 2015 | 44




Mahesh,Indrakaran Reddy,Kavitha, Rameshwar Rao & Shilpa Reddy

Pinky Reddy

Parvathi Reddy

GUDI SAMBARALU REVIVED It was about going traditional to celebrate Gudi Sambaralu. Shilpa Reddy along with some of the eminent people on the board of trustees like Mohan Reddy, Mahesh, Rameshwar Rao, Rajashree, Sri Nagi and Shashi Kala Reddy organized this traditional celebration. Their aim is to revive our culture and heritage and advocate spirituality. The elite and P3 were there in full attendance to enjoy the unique event.

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Alekya & Manjula Reddy


Ruchi & Jayesh Ranjan

Sunitha Reddy

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City peeps from various walks of life dressed in haute couture from four famous design houses in the country walked the ramp for charity. Even the backstage pre-walk preparation turned into a small party scene as the models for the show seen bonding over chit-chat, drinks and clicking seles. The proceeds from the show went to save the lives of children who need medical care. Eminent city P3s like Harini Ganti, Deepthi Reddy, Manish Jaya Baheti Malpani, SS Karthikeya sashayed down the ramp almost like pros. Mahesh Babu who was the ambassador for the show said “The cause is close to my heart.“ Shilpa


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Srimanth & Manika

Sabina,Rachana & Karen


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Vikas & Dr. Keerthi Dr. Kiran Krishna Murty Nirali & Vash

Melak & Cyndra

Maridela & Jose

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f your are in search of a comfy mattress, a chic cot and matching pillows and bed linen you must visit Duroex Store and Furniture Land. Located at Urvasi junction opposite HP petrol bunk, this is Andhra Pradesh’s and Telangana’s rst exclusive store of mattress giant, Duroex. Spread over three oors it has a huge array of products to choose from. The ground oor displays varieties of mattress. The price range starts from Rs.3,000 to Rs.3,00,000. “We have the best high-end latex mattress with organic material. Even the ones with memory foam are unique and quite popular,” says proprietor Murali Mohan. This oor also has great collection of pillows, bedsheets and comforters. Look for pillows with memory foam and the ones specially made to cure neck pain.


he thought of a car automatically takes any Indian straight to Maruti Suzuki which brought the luxury of a four wheeler to the doorstep of middle class. The volume of units it sold is just mind boggling. Reiterating the customer comfort is its prime objective, Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), leader in the Indian automobile industry, launched NEXA, its new premium sales channels across the country and one in Vizag too. Located at Varun Park, Daspalla Hills, the 2500 sqft the facility is easy to spot. S-Cross, India’s rst premium crossover that debuted recently is the rst car to be sold under NEXA. The showroom will go beyond just selling cars. It is manned by a relationship manager. And as customers all you would need to do is contact him for all your needs and problems. It promises high level pampering of the customers with the new digital experience.

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The next oor introduces you to myriad sofas- from wooden ones to leather ones to recliners. The price ranges from Rs.16,999 to Rs.1,50, 000. The top oor has an impressive collection of cots and dining tables.

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swanky house, gorgeous furnishing, stunning furniture and striking accessories, every aspect may look perfect but the absence of one element can ruin the entire show. Any guesses? Yes it is lighting. Some décor experts have rightly said the correct lighting can make or break the look of the space. To ensure that best and perfect light you have Light Craft here. Located in Dwaraka Nagar, this one-of-its kind designer lights and fans showroom occupies an area of 4,500 sq ft. and spreads over two complete oors. It has introduced a vast variety of designs and a complete range of wall lights, chandeliers, spotlights, bollards, picture lights, outdoor lighting. The price for lights starts from Rs.1,000 and goes up to Rs.10,00,000 (for high-end chandeliers.) Not just lights, if you wish add that stylish air to your home, get those designer fans, which are available in a great array of designs and colours. The price ranges between Rs.7,000 and Rs.80,000. For all the products, best brands are handpicked from international market like from Diyas -U.K, Mantra- Spain, FANZART-U.S and HYBEC-Taiwan/China. Light Crafts also takes orders of customization. You can design your lights, matching your home décor. USP of this store is the sheer range of products and their quality. Timings: 9.30am to 9.00 pm (Monday to Saturday) & Sunday- 10.00 am- 2.00 pm | Ph: 9505569998, 08912578998 Mail: /

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

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ri Krishna Silks the trusted and time tested brand has opened its second store in Kukkatpally. Spread over two oors the new showroom includes wide range of prêt-à-porter and unstitched sartorial options both for men and women, besides a collection for kids too.

The ground oor occupies 1500 sqft space and displays saris including fancy, handloom, cotton, pure silk, Chanderi, Uppada and many others. While the fancy ones are priced between Rs.1,000 to Rs.15,000, the pure silks cost anything between Rs.2,000 and go up to a lakh. The Kanjivaram collection is special among all the stock and it is the brand’s own production. The price ranges between Rs.5000 and Rs.15,000. This oor also has leggings, kurtas, dress materials, lehengas, half-saris. If you are searching for designer blouses, it can be a good place to shop. The blouses cost anything between Rs.750 and Rs.3000. There is also True Linen brand suiting and shirting pieces for men. The top oor is dedicated to exclusive Manyavar ethnic collection for men. Guys, you would get kurta-paijamas, waistcoats, sherwanis, Indo-Western pieces, suits, blazers. Indo-Western collection is truly good. There are handwoven pieces with complete embroidery. One can get custom-made attires by choosing from the hundreds of options in the catalogues. In-house alteration is available. There are kids wear too for children above three years. Two trial rooms in this oor add to your comfort. Privilege cards can be obtained for additional offers.

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rinket lovers, who go for pieces that are at once grand in looks and not too expensive, need not look beyond Trisa. Good news for the loyalists of is that the store has added a stunning new collection which includes necklaces, earrings, nger rings, bracelets and artefacts. All the products are 92.5sterling silver and carry life time warranty. The counter of necklaces aunts pieces which are ideal for both traditional and casual occasions. Among must try at Trisa are beautiful black beads pieces. Every necklace gives a platinum look but doesn’t punch a big hole in your pocket. They are studded with premium quality zircon stones and have heart and arrow cut stones,

baguette, princess and round stones. There is a piece with semi-precious blue sapphire stones in the centre of the pendent with matching hangings and it costs around Rs.30,000. It can be an ideal pick for a party. The price of the jewellery goes maximum up to Rs.60,000. Earrings collection offers you gorgeous hangings with detailed stone work and mostly dons oral and leafy motifs. Do ask for the nail ring, yes you heard it right. The stylish jewellery perfectly ts on your nail and you can add edge to your party look. It also has striking range of bracelets. An antique nish one for men and another one with multiple colour stones for women caught our attention. They certainly stand out. Trisa also thinks of men and has a good collection of bands and rings for them. There are some with embossed work and a few with matte look. The price is within Rs.2,000. Equally impressive are those anklets with charms and coloured stones. If you are on horns of dilemma over choosing gift items, straight head for artefacts and accessories counter, which displays silver tableware, glassware, photo frames, gures and statues of Gods and many more, priced from Rs.150 to Rs.3000.

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erdant hills, expansive beaches and laid-back reputation – can anyone ask for more? It is only obvious that endowed with all these amazing assets, the City of Destiny turns out to be a one-stop destination for many people. They come, see and make it their permanent home in its distinct and diverse neighbourhoods. But scratch the veneer and take a closer look, you find the bad and ugly underbelly of shining city. It may be hard to believe but the fact remains that the city doesn’t even have decent and well-manicured parks that could be called healthy lung spaces. Of course there are two or three places, which are called ‘parks’. But they have nothing to write home about. It is high time the state turned its attention to this serious issue. The administrators must aggressively develop parks and green patches to control the damage caused to the city over the years. I would like to list the problems that are plaguing the city and suggest some remedial measures too. •

There are as many as 173 parks in 73 • wards that come under the widespread jurisdiction of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC). But almost all of them have been encroached upon. Here we have to emulate Gujarat’s Surat model. All the encroached spaces of Surat were reclaimed by the city authority and they were turned into beautiful gardens. If taken up successfully, this measure will • certainly bring accolades to the government.

There are as many as 970 open spaces, which may not be of very large size, but certainly can be developed into small parks.

Vizag already earned the dubious distinction of being on the list of most polluted cities. Development of these small green patches is the most costeffective step to counter pollution caused by the port and mushrooming

on road cleaning equipment under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The remnant Rs.250 crore can be saved as fixed deposit.




• It is also an established fact that Vizag Port, HPCL and NTPC are the major contributors to the city pollution. By levying Green Tax on these pollutionboosting companies, we can raise adequate funds for the project. Rs.250 crore can be easily raised and spent for Green Mission. •Yet another option is to direct the pollution-causing companies to adopt and develop parks as their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) obligation.

industries. This can save the city from • the devastation caused by pollution. The project, if it is taken up in a phased manner, can be a model for the other towns and cities that are reeling under pollution. By developing the 175 encroached parks and 970 open spaces, we can • have a whopping number of 1000 lung spaces under a well-conceived Green City Project. Here again we should look at Tamil Nadu and Karnataka urban development bodies and corporations that have turned public parks into platforms to better their cities. Developing 1000 parks will cost the exchequer about Rs,500 crore at the rate of Rs.50 lakh per park. The state government need not dig into its pockets to raise this money nor does it need to allocate special funds. The government had diverted a whopping Rs.1000 crore from highly diligent APEPDCL to the Telangana Discoms. By reclaiming that amount and spending just half of it, we can turn Visakhapatnam into the Best Green and Garden City. Rs.250 crore of the remaining Rs.500 crore can be spent

Once the 1000 parks are developed custody of each park can be given to a caretaker for a remuneration of Rs.10, 000 per month and he should be made responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of that particular park. If Chief Minister Mr. Chandrababu Naidu takes up this Green project of 1000 parks with 1000 green soldiers and successfully implements it, he will be able to transform the city into an amazing and ideal city. It will be a perfect and worth-emulating part of the vision Vizag.

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By Ranita Ray




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n today’s society when the family sizes are shrinking day by day, this comes across as a rare one. Big and truly blissful, the Mattapallis are a happy lot. Among this mega clan, leading the present generation is Phani Kumar Mattapalli. Though he belongs to a family of repute in the world of business, he is simple and shows no airs. Jayalakshmi Agencies Private Ltd is a household name in the region. They undertake construction projects under the name of Chalamaj Infra. Phani, as one of the Directors of the company is carrying forth the rich legacy handed down to him, adding his own bit to the magnificent venture. Let’s learn how he does it.....

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The Beginning The roots of my family construction business are over a century old. It was started by my forefathers who were landlords. Then came along, my grandfather Mr. Mattapalli Chalamayya and he continued the tradition. It was my father, Mr. M.Hanumantha Rao who took a diversion by venturing into electrical products trade and started his business in 1979. That was when the family moved from Samalkot to Visakhapatnam. Meanwhile, my uncles Mr. M.Satyanarayana Rao and Mr.M.Visweswara Rao are taking care of the construction business.

handling multiple things. There is a stark difference in marketing strategies. When it comes to professionalism, you can see that they are far more serious than us here. The environs may not be too conducive here, but I look it as a great opportunity to learn and grow. New Approach Taking note of the changes the local market was undergoing, I chalked out new marketing strategies. I adopted fresh methodologies to boost sale and publicity. Later on, I added imports and exports to our business. I tried to streamline the business and gave it a systematic framework. I also initiated

Initiation Though trade is my DNA, I took keen interest in studies. After my graduation, I headed to Australia to pursue MBA (Marketing) and MIMS. Soon after the completion of the course I started my own business in service industry which consists of 3 gas stations with convenience stores and a franchise of Nando’s. I ran it for ten years and was doing fairly well. However, being the only son (I have a sister) I was the natural heir to take over my family business back in India and in 2011 I had to come back. Our rst project nearly 150 acres with 100% VUDA approved layout in Chinamushidiwada, was the rst of its kind in Vizag which started in 1985. The Shift Before I entered service industry, I was working in the banking sector for almost 18 months. My grandfather, who is an out and out entrepreneur, insists that we should create employment for other, not become employees of others. That is why you see no job-holder in our family and I too joined the league. But I must admit that it was a smooth transition and I didn’t face any serious hitch. Fortunately, that was the time we were in expansion mode. I tried my luck initially with a small project and successfully completed it. Soon my cousins also joined me and we started infusing fresh ideas and plans in the business. Two Varied Grounds There is a whale of difference in working conditions if we compare Australia and India. First and foremost we have a lot of manpower, which is easily available here, whereas in Australia you are alone

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many welfare activities and schemes for employees. Strength I am excellent with people management and staff handling. I am very humble and can mix even with juniors. Since I was an employee, I can empathize with workforce, understand the problems they face. I take note of even the minute detail of business. Regret Though I opted to study abroad and started my professional journey there, I

always knew I would come back home someday. So, in a way, I was mentally prepared and never regretted the decision to come back, leaving behind my own established set-up there. Unique Unity We are a joint family of nearly 20 members, my grandparents, parents, paternal uncles and their families, my cousins and we all live happily under one roof. It is quite natural to have differences of opinion between two generations. The elders have their own ideas and belonging to the young generation, I have my own. Fortunately, I am allowed enough freedom to follow my gut feeling. No one ever restricts me, I am free to introduce anything new and whatever I feel is necessary for the betterment of business. We all understand that change is inevitable and we have to adopt new methods. There is a great support system, which also works like a shield; I know I have people to fall back on. Mixed Projects I am one of the Directors of Pradhama Hospital which is coming up very soon in the city. It is going to be a 600-bed hospital, the biggest in the state. We are also instrumental in shaping its infrastructure. I have also taken up the exclusive distributorship of Samsung and supply to around 180 retailers. We are also into civil contracts, construction, electrical contracts and distribution. The Address The Address, the gated community, is one of the prestigious projects, we have taken up and it is also one of the biggest in the city. It has 912 residential units, besides 31,000 sqft of club amenities that includes indoor swimming pool, gym, function hall, solar power etc. Our main focus is to cater to pocket of every size. We are ensuring that each unit is independent and has privacy. At The Address, we have units starting from 350 sqft which are studio apartments to 2,000 sft- 3 BHKs. We are the rst ones to bring the studio apartment concept to the city. The entire project will be completed in three years. At present we are offering Rs.2,700 per sqft while the prevailing market rate is around Rs.3,200. However, we seem to be way ahead of them who started their venture 3-4 years ago.

For Vizag I am happy to serve Vizagites. My grandfather is famed for his philanthropic activities. Besides being an honorary president for Vishva Hindu Parishad, he has been associated with over 30 charity organizations. He is known as ‘a man with the golden touch’. He is often called to inaugurate new facilities. He has launched over 400 shops in Vizag. I admire him as a philanthropist and wish to emulate him. Besides this, I have also plans to start the CSR wing of our company very soon. Our grandfather always says that whatever we earn

USP Our company stands for trust, commitment and quality. Whatever we promise we deliver. People can bank on us. Advice It is a good market. But don’t take it easy. One needs to approach it in a well-planned way. Future Plan We are looking at new industries and projects. There is another 75 apartmentproject in Chinamushidiwada and it is in the planning stage. We are also considering going into other cities. Vijayawada is our next target and soon we will have a real-estate project there. A LEAF OUT HIS DIARY 5:30 am – Wake up & Gym time 6:45 am- Spend time with kids and help my wife to pack Lasya off to school who leaves by 7.15 am. Then the focus shifts to our son, who leaves to Teeny Boppers by 9.00 am. 9.30-10.00 am- Leave for ofce 1.30 pm- We are very liberal with our working hours, so I come back home for lunch by 1.30 pm and rest for a while 4.00 pm- Back to ofce 8.00 pm- Home bound 8.30 pm – Dinner time

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1/3 rd should to be given back to society. I stick to his philosophy. Realty Check Contrary to the general assumption of boom, the Vizag real-estate market is in a stagnant mode at the moment. But, I hope it will pick up soon and may even witness a roaring growth in the coming years. Madurwada is going to be an upcoming hotspot as it is next to the IT hub. Despite this slump, we could manage to sell 325 units. It is a matter of pride for us.

10.00 pm- Day closes. We don’t have much of night life. As I mentioned earlier we are a joint family of 20 members, so weekends are for family fun. At times all of us go for a movie. My sister, who is also settled in Vizag and a few more cousins join us once in a while and we dine, play or just spend laid back weekends at home. COMPATIBILITY METER Sahiti, a Great Source of Encouragement: Phani We are married for the past 10 years. Her father and my father are longtime friends and they decided to get us married. We are blessed with two adorable children Lasya and Vishruth. She is a doting

mother. She takes good care of not only of them but of the entire family. She is a strong pillar of support for me. These Are a Few of Her Favourites. Colour -White Attire - Half-sari Brands - Not into branding Food - South-Indian like pulihora Movie - Not much into movies Interest - She has fancy for gold jewellery. However, more than real purchasing, she likes window-shopping. Holiday Spot - Gold Coast in Australia The Right Life Partner: Sahiti We share a very friendly bond, unlike that typical husband-wife equation. He is also my guide, who points out if I commit any mistake or do anything wrong and recties it. If there is any problem, he handles it all by himself without letting me get affected by or stressed about it. I have to share this, I can’t forget the way he took care of me when I was carrying and we were in Australia. I am very scared of injections; he kept boosting my condence throughout that phase. As a father too he is equally caring, in front him I dare not scold or punish our kids. He shares a ‘best-buddy’ bonding with his dad and there is no secret between them. He, naturally, has the same approach for his kids. He is very thoughtful in his business dealings and never takes a hasty decision. These Are a Few of His Favorites Color - Black Attire - Formals Brands – Not a brand freak. Anything which looks good and comfortable Food - Aloo paraatha. His mom is a great cook and he loves whatever she cooks. Movie - He is a movie buff and wants to watch literally every movie on rst day rst show Actress - None Actor - None Holiday Spot – Brisbane



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By Ranita Ray

oung, dashing and dynamic is Anirban Simlai. It is just three years since he is in Hyderabad, but has become a familiar face. When you are the General Manager of The Park, Hyderabad, you ought to be a people’s person. Adding to his charm, is his banker wife Ananya. Quite active in social circle, she complements Anirban in every way. His journey can be taken as an example for he made a name and fame out of a profession which was never his option. His being with The Park may be a coincidence, but he is certainly instrumental in shaping a brand of this order.

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Flashback I am from a small town near Kolkata. My father was a government employee and mother, a pure homemaker. Being the only son, my parents, especially my father wanted me to go for higher studies. But I was not interested. My mother wanted me to become doctor. I tried but couldn’t clear the entrance exams for medical studies. Around that time, one friend suggested that I could appear for entrance test for hotel management; I randomly appeared and got through. My knowledge of hotels was restricted to a few childhood memories of The Oberoi Grand, which my father used to show me as one of the iconic landmarks of Kolkata and which has served the famous, enigmatic and the elite. I used to look at it with awe. Incidentally, after completion of three years professional course, I joined the same hotel for training. The Journey I started my career with The Park, Kolkata, as a management trainee. Around that time the group was restructuring the hotel. Mr.Vijay Dewan, the Managing Director along with Priya Paul shaped this hotel. Way back in 1980’s it was a very small time hotel. It was built by Surendra Paul, father of Priya Paul. His focus was more on other businesses than the hotel. It was Priya who took it on and made it what The Park is today. Later I graduated to Night club Manager. It was followed by the post of F&B Director in the same hotel. It was a huge responsibility, as the F&B here is one of the largest in operations and turnover in the country. Next elevation was to the GM’s post. Three years back I moved to this property in Hyderabad. This one is famed for its structure and design and won international accolades. Remarkable Phase I was instrumental in setting up Some Place Else in The Park,

Kolkata. It created a cult. Today it is known as the ultimate place to listen to reputed musicians and it has seen the big names from all over the world and is one of the most sought-after night clubs in the country. I also played a key part in the pre-opening team of The Park, Bangalore in 1999. That time I was banquet manager in their Kolkata property, but was given the responsibility of Head of F& B of this new venture. It was another landmark in my career. Forte My wife tells me that I am married to the hotel rst and then to her. I agree with her because my commitment to and passion for my profession are of a different order. The industry is so captivating that it enters your blood stream and you can’t think of anything else. It has been almost 20 years now. I agree sometimes I do feel tired, but I am never out of excitement for my job. I always love to take challenges. I see opportunities in every crisis.

Contribution to The Park Hyderabad When I joined this property in 2012, the group had invested lot of money. Because of socio-political reason, Hyderabad was hit badly. Not only the hotel but every service industry had to bear the brunt. After I joined, we have shown growth of around 30%, that too in three years. This gives me a great satisfaction. Future Plans My corporate plan is to expand the hotel, especially its F&B department. I need to re-invent our services almost every day to retain and satisfy the customers. I have set many short and long term agendas which I can’t divulge now. Bonus Boons We are one of the most protable hotels in the country. The Park today is competing with Taj, ITC and Oberoi, the biggies in the industry. We are currently the fourth largest group. Being part of the core group itself is a huge reward. I have been extremely inspired by vision of Priya Paul, our chairperson; she has been honoured with Padmashri for her contribution to hospitality industry.

Demands of the Job A property like The Park with so many off beat services demands a lot of attention. We are high on entrainment and Aura, our wellness product has a great value pan India. It is 24 hours responsibility. There are around 400-500 employees working under me and they look up to me. I have to set the right example for them. Here I should mention that over the years there has been a sea change in the customers’ attitude. Now the word loyalty exists only in dictionary not in the customer’s mind anymore. You can’t take your customers for granted. Being the GM, I play a key role to retain the goodwill. Hotel business looks glamorous from outside and many get smitten by its razzle-dazzle. But mind you it is not for the languid lots. They just can’t survive here. Only those who have passion can pass the litmus test

My commitment to and passion for my profession are of a different order.

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Similarly, I have been motivated by the working style and passion for excellence of Mr.Vijay Dewan our MD who has been my mentor and teacher in my professional journey. I am fortunate to work with such gems. I am quite wellknown socially. For example it just three years in Hyderabad but I know more people in city, than many of Hyderabadis would know. I am no Sharukh Khan or Mahesh Babu, but so many people know me. I am sure had I been a doctor I would have been great surgeon, but not so popular.

successful family man, the credit goes to no one but his wife. She needs tons of patience to cope with the pressure. There are two women in my life who are pillars of my strength, my mom and Ananya. THESE ARE A FEW OF HER FAVORITES Food: Homemade food Color: Pink Brands: All brands, she loves shopping

7.00 am: Morning jog

Attire: She carries everything with elan. She can be a dream model for any designer

9. 00 am: At wok

Movies: Not particular

9.30 am: Morning briefs with all heads of departments

Actress: Aishwarya Rai


7.30 pm: If I am lucky the day ends by this time or there is no limit. It is not just the job or duties, but by virtue of my designation I need to be social. As the business partners and clients become good friends, when they organise an event or party, I have to be there to give them due importance and might have to stay till late. I try to balance work and personal life. I like to spend time with my family more than anything. I am not an extreme party goer, I rather make people party and enjoy watching them, taking a back seat. COMPATIBILITY METER ANANYA IS MY FRIEND, PHILOSOPHER AND LOVER: ANIRBAN When I was the night club manager of The Park, Kolkata, Ananya joined as intern in guest relations in the same hotel. When I saw her for the rst time, my heart said I would marry her and I proposed to her. It is now 17 years of marital bliss and we are blessed with Agniv and Aahir. Without her I would not have been what I am today. If a hotelier is a red | september 2015 | 64

Actor: None in specic Holiday spot: Europe and Himachal in India Hobby: To make friends ANIRBAN IS MY BEST FRIEND: ANANYA For him it was love at rst sight, but I took time to commit. I started loving him gradually as his unique personality unfolded. The best thing is the kind of freedom and space he gives me. My parents though quite progressive, had put restrictions on my movements and my curfew time was 5.00 pm. But after marriage, Anirban never restricted me and I really enjoy life with him. During my internship, I was absent from work for two days as I was ill and he landed at my home with a huge bouquet and asked my mom where I was and without second thoughts landed in my room directly. My people were shocked to witness his guts. But my grandfather said it was a tell-tale sign. They still tease us about that incident. It has been a heavenly experience with him around. We are best friends to each other; there are no secrets between us.

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THESE ARE A FEW OF HIS FAVOURITES Food: He is very adventurous with food and loves healthy foo. His favourites cuisines are Japaneese, Thai and Bengali. Color: Blue Attire: He is a lazy person when it comes to dressing and not particular Brands: Rado for watches and good brands for clothes. Movie: He is crazy about movies and can watch them in any numbers. He at time says that he would like to be a part of movie making Actor: Earlier Amitabh Bachhan and now Salman Khan Actress: Deepika Padukone Holiday Spot: Europe Passion: Me, hotel and movies


nnocence of a child, talent of a doyen, playfulness of a young and attitude of a thorough professional – she can reflect any of these with such ease that each role she plays appears as if it is tailor-made for her. She took the television industry by storm and swelled up the channel’s TRP with her role as Anandi in Balika Vadhu. She won Rajiv Gandhi National Awards in 2009, Indian Television Academy Awards as Best Child Artiste and Face of the Year award in Vietnam. Tollywood was lucky to bag this jackpot. And results were blockbusters like Uyyala Jampala, Lakshmi Raave Maa Intiki. Yes, it is none other than Avika Gor. This beauty famed for her long curly hair and unibrow chats with us. red | september 2015 | 66

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How was the experience of acting in Uyyala Jampala? Did you find any difference or challenge between working in small and big screen? Yes the working style of film industry is very different from the television one. But, I feel as an actor at the end of the day you want to make your director happy with your performance. Touchwood! All my directors never ever had any complaints about my work and they have been very pleased with my acting skills. It really makes me feel elated. How did Tollywood respond to you? Audience treat me like a daughter. It is a great feeling. Even filmmakers too have a very soft approach towards me. In fact, the scripts and the characters I get are very sweet with a childlike innocence in them. Certainly, they match the criteria I set for accepting a role. How was it working with Raj Tarun? He is growing as an actor. He is a welcome change to see in the industry. He throws no star tantrums. I must say he enjoys and loves what he does. Are you getting any offers from other industries too? Yes, many. But most of them demand a lot of intimate and bold scenes, which I am not comfortable with. Your second movie, Lakshmi Raave Maa Intik was also a hit, who do you give credit for this success saga? The credit goes to the whole team. But a special mention has to be made of Shaurya, he was brilliant in this movie. I have to say thanks to the audiences who really loved me and accepted me. Did you learn Telugu? No. I haven’t got time to learn it yet. We heard that you are learning other aspects of film making- like script writing and editing, how did you develop interest in this? How far have you progressed? Yes, you heard it right. My friend Manish Raisinghan and I call ourselves Abbas and Mastan as per our initials. We love working behind the camera and we both team up. He is very good at cinematography and direction. He is

quite adept in editing and music too. Well, in the true sense he is superb in everything. I make sure I do my bit of ‘Abbas’ to match his talent,. (Giggles) How far do you feel you have outgrown the image of Anandi? Frankly speaking, I don’t wish to come out of that image. People identify me with that character, love and respect me. They treat me like a member of their family. I am glad I am still recognised as Anandi. Is it a difficult task to establish yourself as a mature actress after you are popular as a child artiste? No. Perhaps, in my case I am blessed that whatever I did was always appreciated by audience as well as the critics. As actor we just need to play our character convincingly, for example how Amitabh Bachhan sir did in Paa. Rest all is taken care of. Do you feel comfortable acting a romantic scene for your movies or serials, as you are still too young to do them? As I mentioned earlier, I pick up scripts which are in my comfort zone. I just don’t take up anything for the sake of doing a movie or a television soap, if am not at ease doing it. It’s that simple.

What are your other passions? Dancing and singing. Of late I developed keen interest in making films, obviously with Manish. What did you aspire to be? We heard "Miss Universe," is it so? The dream is still on or not? If I have to be honest with you, I should say I don’t know. I am just like a kid in a candy shop who is puzzled. I don’t know which one to pick. Did you always dream to become an actress? My dreams keep changing. Initially I wanted to be a choreographer and then it was Miss Universe. Today I want to become a director. Starting young do you miss your childhood or feel proud that you could carve a niche for yourself so early? It is again a mixed feeling. There are times when I feel good and like what I have achieved for my age. But there are also occasions when I feel that I have missed out on many things that a child of my age would have done. But, I have complete trust in god and believe everything happens for good. I have made a name for myself at such a tender age and it is indeed a great boon.


Your role of Balika Vadhu portrayed the plight of young girls who are victims of customs like child marriage, what is your take on the subject? Are you looking at some projects with similar social message? I haven’t got any more such offers yet. But if you ask me about the social issue, I am always in favour of standing up for the right and all of us should do it. Care of Footpath was a smashing hit. Tell us more about Care of Footpath 2. How comfortable you are in Kannada? Care Of Footpath 2 is in Kannada and Hindi. For people from Mumbai (I am a Gujarati), all South-Indian languages are pretty difficult. What are the other up-coming projects? No plans yet. In fact, I want to drop acting for the time being. Let’s see what comes up! Can you share any interesting incidents on the sets? Sorry, can’t think of anyone in particular. What is your dream role? You need an entire book to write them. So let’s put it simple, there are many dream roles. Any plans for Bollywood? I have already shot one movie in Bollywood. It will release by this year end. It is Kishan Srikanth's Kill Them Young. Tell us about your family? I live with my grandparents and parents. The most important member of my family is my pet Chihuahua, I call him Shiroo. I am closest to him. What about your studies? Does your acting come in way of your education? Studies are never hampered. In fact, I have finished my 12th class quite peacefully and gracefully. It is followed by the online screenplay writing course from New York Film Academy and I am still pursuing it. Your message to your fans. I am blessed to have you all. And I have always been honest to my fans. I can't stand insolence. Love you all always. Being on red cover- how do you feel? I feel hounoured and I am extremely grateful to you for having me on your cover. red | september 2015 | 68

RAPID-FIRE Your go-todress Blue jeans and white shirt/t-shirt Attire you love the most. My nightdress! The most comfortable one. A food item, you can gorge on? Butter chilli garlic noodles. You don't leave house without? My phone, running shoes and my Mac Book Pro. Things you can't stand ‘Disrespect’ is the only thing I can’t stand. Secret of such long lustrous locks? Ha..ha..ha…. Let it be a secret!! Your acting idol. Kajol The director you admired the most. Abbas and Mastaan, i.e. me and Manish (Lol). Best friend in the industry? Manish Raisinghan and Sara Khan An actor you would like to work with? Dhanush. I have a huge crush on him. A movie you wish you had acted? Raanjhanaa

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Subtle Designs & Chic Creator By Ranita Ray


Shoot by Dhana Vijay

hat lovely smile never leaves her face. The moment you meet her, everything around you turns positive and pleasant. Start talking to her and you are bound to be bowled over by her candor. Perhaps it is her simplicity that makes her such a darling. She is brilliantly creative and her genius reflects in the dresses her clients have been sporting for the past 10 years. Yet, she prefers her talent to be a low-key affair and never markets her boutique. Meet Shobha Cherukumalli, the brain, soul and heart behind Hastakar. For you, those who know her this feature is a lovely read and for those who don’t know her, it’s a must read for you will realize what you have been missing for a decade.

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Background I hail from Hyderabad. My parental family is into hotel business. They raised me and my siblings in a very simple way, always wanting us to be grounded. My marriage to Ch.Kishore Kumar brought me to Vizag in 1990. He is into seafood exports, sh farming and prawn hatching business. Design Interest I always had a passion for clothes. I began with designing for myself and soon for a few close friends. They all praised my work and suggested I must give a serious and professional thought to it. However, I took time to take the next plunge as my son was very young and for me family always tops my priority list. Finally in 2005 along with a friend, I rented out a small place in VUDA complex and the boutique Hastakar was born. Within a year my partner left for Hyderabad and from there on Hastakar has become my sole responsibility. I have started with just ve workers and in 10 years my workforce has grown to 30. Now I run a tailoring unit and three workshops. I never had any agenda that I have to do this or that; I just went with the ow. Source of Inspiration I don’t know from where did I get this creative bent of mind? Even my brother, Shravan Kumar is a noted fashion designer. By looking at both of us, I feel designing comes naturally to us. I am a commerce graduate and haven’t obtained any formal training in fashion designing. In a way nature is my muse as I go with earthen colours. However, in a broader perspective my ideas crop up instantly the moment I see my client for whom I am designing a piece. I never fear that I will be exhausted with my creativity and would fail to churn out exclusive pieces. With designs I don’t get tired, they come to me effortlessly.

Shobha’s Signature Style I am a cotton person. I have fetish for the nest of handwoven cotton fabric. I am into designing Indian clothes, i.e. salwar kurtis, sari, lehengas. My designs revolve around elaborate silk thread work. I prefer them over stone work. My creative pieces are very subtle. All my creations are timeless pieces, which can be worn even after 10 years, if you can t into them (laughs). My clients also understand my concept. So 90% of them leave the decisions to me as they are condent that I would take personal care for each of them. I conduct exhibition of semi-stitched and unstitched fabric and saris. I have tied up with weavers from different parts of India who make the fabric for salwar suits like a cotton kurta with Chanderi or Maheswari duppata. Recently I started exhibition of handwoven saris with a friend of mine to promote weavers. If I feel something won’t sell, I don’t go for it. I don’t force my client to buy my product if it doesn’t suit her. Home-Work Balance As I mentioned it is just my passion. I work only for two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening. I don’t let my work stress me. I don’t take out time from my work for home or vice versa. I love travelling and am passionate about going on tours with my husband. I enjoy this kind of life, where I have time for my varied pursuits. I never advertised and all my business grew through word of mouth. There are a lot of people who still don’t know about Hastakar. Still, I don’t want to publicize. Despite having so many workers I take my own time to deliver clothes as I don’t compromise on perfection. At the same time I don’t take up work which I can’t complete on time. For example, if it is a wedding trousseau I take at least a month. Many people grumble about it. But, honestly speaking as I am

booked for a month in advance, I can’t afford to be disorganised. Moreover, instead of giving preference to a new client just to increase my business, I accommodate the existing ones. Partners in Glory I give full credit to my workforce, without their contribution it would have been an impossible task. They are there from the day one. They are not salaried staff but hold share in the business, which means they are all part-owners. I want them to grow with me. This has helped me build a unique bond with them. Many of them brought others from their native places, who have become assets to Hastakar’s creative team and reinforced my strength. They are my extended family and I consider their joy as mine and their problems as mine. I stand by them in every bad patch and try supporting them with as much monetary help I can. Touchwood, my trust in them has never been betrayed. They are such a loyal lot. I can never forget the way they rose to the situation during cyclone Hudhud. During that time, we used to have power supply from 7.00pm to dawn. We had a lot of orders to complete and many of them were from outside Vizag. For days together my workers worked overnight and we could meet the deadlines well before time. They all knew and understood that my reputation was at stake and they put their hearts and souls to safeguard it.

All my creations are timeless pieces

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SWIFT SEVEN Decoding Fashion It depends on every individual. I don’t believe in going by trends, but it should suit you. Ultimate Wish All throughout, I have been displaying materials in exhibitions and in my boutique. Now I want to start my own label.

night. I love music, but don’t play it at boutique, because if the music is on, then I am more on to music, distracted from work. HER THOUGHTS •

I take care of my workers, they are my strength.

Everybody can’t be perfect, neither am I.

People like exclusivity and I assure them that.

I feel every woman should be independent. She needs to work.

Crazy about I am the laziest person on earth and sleeping is my weakness. Sunday is my day and I spend it as lethargically as possible. I stock up energy for the rest of the week.

Preferred Clothing I dress as per occasion. When I am travelling I am in western, at work mostly in salwarsuits and for social functions I am a sari person.

There are certain clients whom I can simply tell, ‘This looks good on you pick it up” and they listen to me.

If you have a supportive family you can grow in life.

Future Plans I have lots of ideas which pop up every

My ideas crop up instantly the moment I see my client for whom I am designing a piece

Support System My husband encourages me the most. He taught me business, how to go about it and be disciplined in it. That is how I have come so far. In fact, when I put one foot back, he pushes me to put the other foot forward. I receive same amount of backing from my son Akhil. When he was leaving for higher studies he said “Mom, you should never give up this passion. This is something you really enjoy.” Rewards The way my clients reciprocate is my reward- be it their hearty smiles or a sweet box or token. I remember once a friend of mine sent me a Coach bag wrapped in an ordinary packet. As I was busy in the work I did not take note of it initially. Later when the packet caught my attention I was surprised to see such an expensive gift inside. I called her immediately and she said it is just a small token for the lovely work I have done for her. It is not that I expect a gift, but it certainly makes me feel elated and rejuvenates my spirit and goads me to do even better. The greatest reward is the number of good friends I have made over the years. They are no more just my clients or weavers from remote villages of India, but part of my life.

next day, but I can’t put them in practice, as I don’t have time. Of late, I had designed a few Khaadi shirts for Kishore and gifted a few to his friends and thought let me design a men’s line. But next day it went in the wind. So nothing is in a concrete shape.

Other Passion All my jewellery is designed by me. I have penchant for trinket designing, especially the diamond ones. I even wish to go for a gemology course to get into the depth of the subject. Unknown to the world I am bit of a romantic. I cherish candle light dinners and a walk in the moonlit

My husband encourages me the most. When I put one foot back he pushes me to put the other foot forward.



Super Mom With Packs Abs


he can very effectively convince us that we have a magic wand in our minds. It just needs that extreme situation to make it surface. Wave it and witness the magical transformation happening in reality. From a housewife and mother of two, she trod the path to become the ď€ rst Indian woman to sculpt Six Packs Abs, which even many men dare not try. It is her story of 10 years of sweat, toil and pushing herself beyond limit to stand out in the crowd. From a 74 kg-woman, she turned into a 50 kg-fairy. A true inspiration for many, Kiran Dembla has the power to erase the word impossible from the lexicon.

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Shoot by Dinakar Pamu

By Ranita Ray

Down The Memory Lane When I was just four, I gave my rst singing performance. It was a big function in Kasganj, Uttar Pradesh, where we lived. Originally I was supposed to dance but due to some technical problem it got cancelled and I started crying. As a consolation, the organisers asked me to sing. Though it was impromptu, I sang perfectly, without missing any beat and in sync with the orchestra. I became famous overnight. Observing my interest, my parents sent me to classical music classes. I obtained highest degree in Hindustani vocal music from Agra Gharana and gave many performances till I was 24. Turns & Twists I got married to Ajit who is an IT professional and came to Mumbai. My marriage put an end to my musical pursuit. It’s not that he didn’t allow me to sing, but somehow I got busy with the new life and household chores. His profession took us to different cities and countries. My rst born is Priyanka and when I was carrying my second child, Kshitij, we came back to India. After a couple of years in Bangalore we shifted to Hyderabad as Ajit got a new job and he started being very busy. Not ready to lead the life of a housewife, I wanted to do something for myself. Time passed by, but a hollowness was corroding me from inside. I didn’t share it with anyone. Things worsened as I fell sick and was diagnosed with a neurological problem. I developed a clot on the right side of the brain, which was caused by excessive worrying. It came as a shock to Ajit and he advised I must start music coaching to rejuvenate myself. I resumed music and started training at home. But the medicines for my ailment were sedatives. They played all sort of tricks and I couldn’t continue the classes. I was back to square one. Overcoming Fear I had gained a lot of weight and I felt the pinch as I looked at friends

who were t and could wear fashionable clothes and stilettoes. I started hating myself. That was when I decided to get back into shape. Despite having aquaphobia, I enrolled myself in swimming. But here again the nuro problem came in the way. Under the water pressure I started feeling unbearable pain in my head and I had to give up swimming. Somehow this disturbed me a lot. Even in dreams I started visualising that I was swimming, getting over the pain. After a month I was back to swimming. Within three days I could master diving into 8ft water. For a year I continued it. I lost weight but gained terrible skin tan. I felt I should try something new. Sweat Zone I started bugging my husband and he advised me to join a gym. With a lot of inhibitions I joined one and as expected, I was taken aback when I found more men than women in the gym. I was so shy that I used to look for secluded corners to workout. A major change came when I met Laxman, a professional body builder and tness trainer. We became best friends. He taught me how to train the body. I was 33 then and lost 24 kg in just seven months. I underwent American Muscles and Fitness Personal trainers course. Impressed by my body’s transformation I suggested to him that we should open a gym together and we launched Sweat Zone in a small place. Tollywood Trainer Our unique and effective techniques earned huge response. Within four months we shifted to a 2,100 sqft space opposite Country Club. Rana was being trained under Laxman and he recommended our names to Ram Charan. When Charan saw me and heard my story, he was awestruck and hired me to train Upasana. It opened the doors of opportunities. From Upasana to Tamannaah, Deeksha Seth, Rajmouli, Prakash Raj, PVP,

Lakshmi Manchu, Anushka, Tapsee, Rakulpreet , one after the other I kept training Tollywood stars. By now I had become a known name in the industry. Even I was appointed to train the Hyderabad Police. Making Impossible Possible The new ‘me’ was slimmer, tter and popular; however there was still something my heart was craving for. My mind too was pushing me to try a new target. The answer came in the form of ‘Six Packs Abs’. Frankly speaking there was a time when I never used to like the body of bodybuilders, especially for such rugged cuts and muscles. I was a strong advocate that women should be slender and supple beauties, the way God has made them to be. But years of sweating out in gym had changed my perception. I was 40 and I embarked on a relentless journey of strict diets, stringent workouts, with undeterred determination. Post 30, woman’s body goes under severe hormonal changes, metabolism rate drops down and post pregnancy the shape of abdomen goes for a toss and skin becomes lose. Correct diet and right workout techniques work like a combination lock. I had my diet changed, every two months. I had to maintain a balance in intake with low carbs, calcium and proteins. Within in seven months with just two hours of cardio and strength training, I achieved what I wanted and become the rst Indian woman to have six packs abs.

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Under Limelight I felt the efforts I have put in on my body must be captured and went for a shoot with Sarath Shetty. I sent the pictures to my friend Kaali Sudheer, who owns Muse Art Gallery. Flattered by my achievement, he suggested we must arrange a photo exhibition of my transformation under ‘Super Mom’ theme. Rajmouli and Anushka inaugurated it. The show saw the biggies of Tollywood and the entire media covered it. It made me a star. Representing India The exhibition drew the attention of Indian Body Building Federation and they approached me to compete in the Body Building World Championship, in Hungary, 2013. I was not sure. The main hitch was the kind of scanty clothes one has to wear to show one’s body on the stage. But Laxman motivated me and said, “It is a sport and be sportive.” For the rst time I was not condent to approach Ajit and as I guessed, he too had same apprehensions. But I could convince him. Though, my body was in proper shape, still I had to make it championship ready. I had just four months to do it. As Laxman was busy

training Prabhas, I hired Dinesh Anna. I stood sixth out of 20 in the competition and got the ‘Most Beautiful Bodybuilder’ tag as my face still retained its feminine looks.

and carve a life for yourself. Be t and choose any kind of tness and dedicate just one hour.

The New Kiran The old Kiran was scared to go out after 8.00pm, the new one comes back alone from training sessions at 1.00 am. People are scared to mess with me. The word fear has just disappeared. Earlier, I was a shy with no condence, but now I have inexhaustible condence. I used to look for hideouts to workout as I was inhibited by the presence of men around. Now I exercise amidst of 100 men. As tness is more of a male-dominant area in India, lady trainers are still looked down upon. I was no exception. I literally had to convince people, especially men, that I am capable. Now men make a bee-line to me to get trained. Kiran Dembla has become a brand in tness industry. Sharing my experience, I made health for many. Even after 10 years I have the same passion for tness and never compromise on quality of training.

Idol Dana Linn Bailey, professional bodybuilder from USA

The Power Punch It was during pre-championship preparation time, once all decked up in a sari and gajra I was going to Marriot. Suddenly a guy banged my car. I was still quiet. But instead of apologising he abused me in a foul language. I lost my cool. I got down and went to his car, opened the door and started beating him black and blue. He didn’t expect that a woman in sari could thrash him so badly. Honestly speaking had I not have the strength which bodybuilding had given me, I would have been a silent listener to such lthy words. Championship Dream Yes I want to participate, but only if I get sponsorship. We invest so much on our body, but there is no return. In other countries people are rewarded for their efforts. Signing off note Women don’t think life ends after marriage, kids or once you turn 30. You can take me as an example


Love to dress in Saris. I love to clad sari like Vidya Balan and Rekha. Celebrities you want to train Kareena, Aishwarya and Vidya Balan Most favourite workout Biceps Most tough workout Legs Food weakness I never had been a foodie. I feel strange when I see people travel so far just to eat. I am diet conscious, however, once a week I cheat. I like our Sindhi food. Family fitness My husband believes in family pack and his best buddy is laptop (laughs). Our children are more on my side and thus, Priyanka is very good at basketball and Kshitij in badminton and swimming. HER THOUGHTS •

I build my body as per my mood.

Body language is very important- it is all about how you present your body in revealing clothes, it can be vulgar or elegant.

Mental workout is more crucial than physical. If you have the will power, nothing is impossible.

We must encourage children to take part in sports to negate health issues in later years.

Gym is my temple, I worship the equipment.

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Daspalla By Ranita Ray



Chef Chakrapani

his eatery has been the quintessential place for the locals to dine on a regular day or special occasions. It tops the list of must try’ places to dine in the City of Destiny. What goes into the delicacies the Daspalla kitchen churns out? What is that magic that repeatedly entices foodies to this jaunt? Chef Chakrapani Bisoi (CDP -South Indian Non-veg restaurant) of Daspalla Hotel not only has answers ready for these queries, but also shares their recipes with us.


METHOD: Wash the Seeraga Samba rice well and stain the water. Take the whole spices in blender and powder it coarsely. Set aside. Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker, add onions and green chillies and saute till they turn golden.

INGREDIENTS: Mutton Seeraga Samba rice Oil Homemade ghee Onion large sliced thinly Green chillies (slit) Tomatoes (chopped finely) Ginger-garlic paste Turmeric powder Chilli powder Coriander powder Salt to taste

1/2 kg 3 cups 2 tbsp 2 tbsp 2 3 2 large 2 tbsp 1 tsp 1 tbsp 2 tbsp

Coriander leaves (chopped) Mint leaves (chopped) Water For Biryani spice powder: Cinnamon Fennel seeds Mace Kalpaasi/Black stone flower Cumin seeds Cloves Cardamom Star Anise

1/4 cup 1/4 cup 4 to 5 cups 4 cm stick 1.5 tbsp 5 5 2 tsp 5 5 1


INGREDIENTS: Prawns shelled, de-veined and cleaned Onion finely chopped Tomato chopped Curry leaves Ginger garlic paste Green chillies slit length wise

500 gm 1 large 1 medium 10 1 tbsp 3

Chilli powder Turmeric powder Coriander powder Cumin powder Garam masala powder Salt to taste Oil Chopped coriander leaves for garnish

1 tsp 1/3 tsp 1 tsp ½ tsp ¼ tsp 2 tbsp

METHOD: In a heavy bottomed vessel heat 2 tbsp oil. Add the chopped onion and green chillis and fry till the onion turns transparent. Add the ginger-garlic paste and curry leaves and fry for a minute. Add chopped tomatoes and fry for another 3 minutes. Now mix in turmeric, coriander, cumin and chilli powder. Add the prawns, salt and mix well. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of water and cook further, covering it with lid for 5-7 minutes on medium heat. Add garam masala powder and mix well. Remove from heat. Serve it by garnishing with chopped coriander leaves and with steamed white rice or chapatis.

Shoot by Dhana Vijay

Add tomatoes and toss well. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute. Mix in salt, turmeric, chilli and coriander powder. Give it a thorough stir for 30 seconds. Now add in the fresh powder. Add mutton and mix well. Pour 1 cup of water, cover and pressure cook it till 7 to 8 whistles. Simmer for 15 minutes. Turn the heat off, let the pressure go. Open the cooker and if there is a lot of water, put it back on flame. Then add rice and give it a thorough mix. Pour in 4 to 5 cups of water, bring it to a boil, simmer it and pressure cook and simmer it for 5 minutes. Turn the heat off and fluff with a fork. Serve with raita.

INGREDIENTS For the Andhra spice paste: Coriander seeds - 1tsp Poppy seeds 2 tbsp Grated coconut 1/2 tbsp Guntur chilli powder- 2 tsp Turmeric powder 2 tsp Garlic 6-7 cloves Ginger slices 6-7 Salt to taste Water, a little bit For the chicken: Country chicken 7-8 pieces

Refined oil Chili powder Turmeric powder -

3 tbsp 1 tsp 1/2 tsp


For the base: Refined oil 3-4 tbsp Few curry leaves Green chilies 4 Chopped onion - 1 Water 1 ½ cup Garam masala 1 tsp Salt to taste Coriander to garnish

METHOD: To prepare the Andhra spice paste, dry roast coriander and poppy seeds, coconut, Guntur chilli powder, turmeric, garlic, ginger and salt. Grind the roasted spices with a little water. Prepare the chicken by searing the pieces in oil in a pressure cooker. Add chilli powder, turmeric and a little water; let it cook till 4-5 whistles. For the base, in a wok add oil, green chillies, curry leaves, onions. Saute till onions are light brown. Now add the pressure cooked chicken, the Andhra spice paste. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Add water, garam masala and salt. Let it simmer. Garnish with some coriander leaves.

CHICKEN LEG ROAST INGREDIENTS: Chicken legs Garlic paste Ginger paste Salt to taste Red chili powder Cumin powder Coriander powder Turmeric powder Curd Lemon juice

INGREDIENTS: Bommidaila fish Refined oil Fenugreek seeds Mustard seeds Finely sliced Split green chillies A handful of curry leaves Tomatoes (chopped) Turmeric powder Red chilli powder Coriander powder Salt or to taste Tamarind extract

6 nos 2 tsp 1 ½ tsp 1 tsp 2 tsp 2 tsp 1 tsp 2 tbsp 1 tbsp

METHOD: Clean and slit the chicken pieces with a sharp knife make tiny incisions. To prepare marinate, mix garlic, ginger, curd, salt and all the spice powders. Coat each piece with marinate and keep them refrigerated for at least 30 minutes. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees for roughly 15 minutes. Grease a roasting pan with a little oil – ½ a teaspoon should be plenty. Place the marinated chicken pieces on the roasting pan. Roast for 35 minutes on the bake setting. Turn the pieces in about 15 minutes. Next, grill for 10 minutes. This gives your chicken a nice crispy exterior with a soft, juicy inside. Discard the extra juices in the roasting pan. Relish them hot.

BOMMIDAILA PULUSU 5 nos 5-6 tbsp 1 tsp 1 tsp 2 onions 4-5 3-4 nos 1 tbsp 1 tbsp 1 tbsp 1 cup

METHOD: Heat some oil in a kadai. Add some fenugreek and mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add onions and cook till they turn light brown. Add some curry leaves, green chillies and tomatoes. Add turmeric and red chilli powder. Give it a good stir. Mix in coriander powder, salt and tamarind extract to achieve a liquid consistency. Let the masala simmer for a minute or two and bring it to a boil. Now add the fish. Let it simmer for 7-8 minutes. red | september 2015 | 79

INGREDIENTS Maida Rangkat hydro Baking powder Oil /Ghee Kesar food colour Sugar Cream of tartar


Kesar and nuts

130 gm a pinch ½ tsp To fry a couple pinches 400 gm ¼ tsp or a couple of lemon wedges to top it the finished jalebis

METHOD: Prepare sugar syrup, add kesar and cream of tartar or lemon wedges and remove lemon wedges after a while. Mix rangkat hydro and flour to prepare a thick batter. Heat oil on medium flame. Add half tsp baking powder to the batter and transfer it to a disposable piping bag. Snip a small hole at piping bag bottom. Ensure the syrup is warm. Start frying jalebis on medium flame till they look firm and golden. Pick them with tongs and dunk them in the syrup using a skimmer for 10-20 seconds. Serve the juicy delicacy fresh and hot.

SEMIYA PAYASAM INGREDIENTS Milk Semiya/ vermicelli Sugar Halved cashew nuts Raisins A few strands of saffron Cardamom powder Ghee

2 litres 1/2 cup 1/2 cup 3 tbsp 3 tbsp ¼ tsp 2 tsp

METHOD: In a heavy bottomed sauce pan add a teaspoon of ghee and roast the vermicelli on low heat for a couple of minutes. Add milk, turn the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil. Once the milk boils, turn the heat to low and simmer and cook until the semiya is cooked completely. Add in the sugar, cardamom powder and saffron and stir until the sugar dissolves, Simmer payasam for another 5 minutes till it looks thick and creamy. Simultaneously, heat 1 tsp of ghee and roast the cashew nuts until crisp and golden. Add the raisins .Turn off the heat and garnish Payasam with the dry fruits and serve.

BERRY FLOAT MANGO MELODY INGREDIENTS: Cranberry juice Strawberry crush Soda- 50 ml Vanilla ice cream

150 ml 50 ml 1 scoop

METHOD: Make this build-up mocktail by pouring cranberry juice in a tall glass, add the next layer of one scoop of ice cream. Now pour in the strawberry crush and finally top it up with soda. With soda adding in, the ice cream will come on top and float. It’s ready to sip in.

INGREDIENTS: Mango juice Orange juice Coke Vanilla ice cream

100 ml 50 ml 50 ml 1 scoop

METHOD: In a tall glass, first pour the mango juice, then add in orange juice, build the third layer with coke and top it up with one scoop of vanilla ice cream.

COCONUT CREEPER INGREDIENTS: Orange juice Pineapple juice Coconut creeper Fresh lime juice

120 ml 75 ml 30 ml 10 ml

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METHOD: In a container mix all the juices and shake well. Pour the juice in a mocktail glass and garnish with orange slice and serve.


It's in the Genes By V. Sarada

T Shoot by Dhana Vijay

hey have lived all their lives away from their home state but could not escape the most dominating trait of their ilk. It is only natural to have a family business when one is a Gujarati. They also established the fact that when brothers run a trade, the outcome cannot be anything but success. Mr.Nikhil Oza and Mr.Sudhir Oza cemented bricks of their acumen with lial loyalty to build the multi-dimensional ediceSatischandra Oza & Sons. Their business might have seen the ebb and ow but not their ties. Find out how they sail together.

Do relations get affected when brothers partner in trade? Nikhil: No. We never let one another down. It is a soundless communication and great synergy. We do have our differences at times but nothing major that cannot be ironed out. Sudhir: I am with my brother. We are completely transparent with each other. Since we share ofce space and residence, the line between work and home blurs. Tell us how it all began. Nikhil: My father the late Mr.Satischandra Oza, served as a metallurgist in Bhilai Steel Plant and later

moved to Vizag to take care of my uncle’s business. Eventually, my father oated his own company- Satischandra Oza & Sons in 1975, which was dealing with white paper.

Dr.L.B. College. I obtained my MBA degree and Sudhir his CA nal. We digressed from our father’s eld and went into Clearing & Forwarding business, setting up our own company Oza Brothers.

Sudhir: My mother Mrs.Sarla was the rst person to set up a beauty parlor and boutique ‘Flower Field’. She handled both the home and business efciently, facing many odds. She created a huge social circle and client base which eventually served as a platform for our businesses.

Sudhir: Our studies and business ran side by side, with us shuttling between college and ofce. It was an upstream swim

Please tell us about your first steps Nikhil: We studied in Timpany and

How was the journey so far? Nikhil: We started with Rs.5 lakh turnover in 1975 and now we crossed Rs.60 cr. Sudhir: Our target is to touch Rs.100cr by next year.

A little more about your business Nikhil: We are dealing with a number of companies- Charminar- AC sheets, Aerocon , Blocks and Wall panels; Lexan- Polycarbonate sheets; Build- Teccolour-coated corrugated, metal roong sheets, Turbo ventilators, Roof accessories, C&Z Purlins, PEB, K-Spanstructure less roofs; STP - Bitumen Products; Birla White cement and wall care putty; Bentonite bre washers, bolts and nuts, Charminar Bitumen; Gyproc false ceilings and partitions; Armstrong ceiling & ooring, Ultra tech; TRAC aluminium ceilings; Sika construction chemicals; Orient, Penna, Zuari, Maha, Toshali, Ramco, ACC and Birla Gold– cement.

Sudhir: We always go for new products and promote them. How many people work for you? How do you train them? Nikhil: Nearly 100 people work for us. Sudhir:They get hands on training. What is your USP? What did Vizag give you? Nikhil: Our integrity and social acceptance. Our rst priority is the customer. It has to be a win-win situation for us and the customer too. People say

What are the upcoming projects? Nikhil: Under Make in India programme, we are coming up with a crucial import substitute for the Defence wing. At the moment we cannot reveal more than this. Sudhir: Some projects are on the anvil. What advice do you give to the new entrants? Nikhil: Think of long term projects. Don’t be the y-by night entrepreneurs. Sudhir: Stick to high values and ethics. A little bit about your families. Nikhil: I am married to Hina and have a daughter Nitya (civil engineer) and a son Jay (studying mechanical engineering).

Sudhir: We set up a showroom Sanchi that deals with pure gold and silverware as a franchisee of MMTC. We brought about a new concept - sterling silver which assures 92.50% purity.

Sudhir: I am married to Meghana and we have two daughters - Rishika (studying architecture) and Khushi (Class 11).

Were there any hiccups? Nikhil: We had to start from the scratch to build goodwill along with business. There was a robbery and a truck accident that put us in a reverse gear.

At present the brothers are forced to live separately as their own duplexes which are being built in a common compound are getting ready. “The distance is only physical and temporary. We are eager to be back under one roof,” they say in unison.

Sudhir: Finances was a major issue. We were shuttling between college and ofce. That was an upstream swim. What is your most important venture? Nikhil: We set up a manufacturing unit to make steel sheets. We also ventured into Pre-Engineered-Buildings which are used for warehouses and factories. We have built a landmark warehouse for Container Corporation of India near the airport which can withstand high velocity winds. Sudhir: We were ooded with enquiries over how we could build a structure that withstood Hudhud fury. In fact, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu held a prestigious tribal meet in that building. Please throw light on your other activities Nikhil: We are the acknowledged pioneers in all the activities we have taken up. We are the rst to bring the concept of interiors, especially false ceilings, to the city. We have tie-ups with prestigious companies like St.Gobain and Armstrong. In roong material project, we have a partner Mr.Jaidev, an engineer. He takes care of the technical aspects, I look after marketing and Sudhir manages nances.

It is a soundless communication and great synergy. We are completely transparent with each other and we voice our opinions without restriction.

business and friendship don’t go together. Disproving that, I closed many lucrative deals with good friends.

Sudhir: The city has grown over the past four decades and we are growing along with it. How do you deal with competitors? Nikhil: Since we deal with the latest, we are always ahead of others. Sudhir: We have no competition because our loyal customers refuse to look anywhere else. What about CSR activity? Nikhil: Post-Hudhud we distributed roof sheets to the needy. Sudhir: We rise to the occasion whenever there is a need.

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or finest Italian, North Indian and Chinese food served in casual ambience, Hyderabadis must thank him. Those hardcore fans of Captain Jack Sparrow should applaud him for he helps them relive moments from film ‘Pirates of the Caribbean.’ Especially party animals should hail him as he has created an alfresco dance floor on a ship deck. K. Likhit has given a new definition to the dining with his avant-garde ideas.

How did you pursue your dream? The passion didn’t die. I was a frequent visitor to Pasta Bar in Chennai. On my return to Hyderabad, I thought of taking a franchise of Pasta Bar. Out of the three/four models, I chose this one. Adding more decor elements, especially pergolas, I oated Pasta Bar Veneto in 2013. Was it difficult to sell bland Italian food? Italian cuisine was not really alien to locals. The youth particularly loves it. Yes, there were occasions when I lost big party packs as my menu didn’t have the local avour. But the Pasta Bar created its own customer base. What are the salient features of Pasta Bar? It is in a cafe model compared to the other Italian eateries which are ne red | september 2015 | 84

Food, is it your family business? Not at all. My father is a civil contractor and mother, a realtor. I am the only son. I went to Chennai to study computer science from SRM. During that phase, this idea occurred to me.

dining. It has a casual appeal and thus liked by every age group customer. Here you can dine from 11.00 am to 11.00 pm. It is an open air facility with a small segment of indoor sitting. The panoramic view of the city it offers is an added attraction. The ambience itself attracts a lot of customers. What was your next venture? After a year, I wanted to come up with another restaurant. I had the adjacent area lying idle and a concept ready in my mind. There were a very few themebased restaurants in Hyderabad and the situation served as a perfect ground for a quirky themed bistro, i.e. The Pirate Brew. Many asked me - am I a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ freak? But honestly I haven’t seen any part from the series in full length. I thought designing a place which is matchless would have its appeal, as the present day’s diners like to have

something more attractive beyond the menu. Eating is no more just a task to ll your stomach, but has turned into an enjoyable way to spend quality time. What kind of research got into designing the restaurant? Surng internet, looking at numerous pictures, exchanging ideas besides a bit of research have gone into it. I was fortunate to get a perfect architect like Monika Badulla. She could awlessly translate into reality whatever I had on my mind. She is the one to source artefacts, accessories, statues from various places and had gone into the detailing to the extent of creating articial cobwebs to give it a look of the haunted place. To create the mammoth ship which serves as our party area with the deck as dance oor and captain’s steering wheel as DJ console, I approached the best art director of Tollywood, Mr.Ashok Kumar.

Did you face any challenges? Setting the ship which is on the fth oor, on the terrace, in open air, was the biggest challenge. When we started the construction work, it was rainy season and you can imagine the kind of difculties we faced. We had to suspend the work many times resulting in delay. Ideally it takes around 3 to 4 months to set up a restaurant but this took over nine months. Everything is exposed; so we had to apply several rounds of weatherproof and bre coatings. Even after installing, there was seepage of water, we had to rectify that. Finally I opened the Pirate Brew in July this year. How did you pick up your staff and chef? All my men are skilled. I have retained all those who joined me on the day one in Pasta Bar. So is the case with The Pirate Brew. I make it a point to spend almost 15-18 hours a day with them to make them realise that we are one team. I don’t give them a feeling that they are working under me. What is the selling point of The Pirates Brew? Initially I thought the ambiance and exceptional interiors are my USP, but soon I realized that it is also the food that has really impressed the guests. Our menu includes Chinese and north-Indian and the latter is fetching us a lot of compliments. I never compromised on the quality of food; I maintain the same opulence which I ashed on the decor. My Executive Chef Pal has experience of 20 years and has been working in star properties in Delhi. He is the backbone of my kitchen. Do you feel the pressure of any competition? Competition is there on cuisine front but not on decor. To retain our hold in the market, we try to prepare authentic northIndian and Chinese cuisine. Almost all the ingredients are chosen by chef; we don’t source much from outside.

Which section fetches you mega bucks? The main business fetching area is the deck on Ship, especially on weekends when we have DJ night, live music and karaoke nights. On an average how many footfalls do you register? In a weekday around 100 customers dine in both Pasta Bar and The Pirate Brew. On the weekends, it goes up to 300 to 400 people.

Eating is no more just a task to ll your stomach, but has turned into an enjoyable way to spend quality time.

How profitable is food business? It is always protable as long as you please your customers and give them tasty food and quality service. Usually for the prices what we charge we make a margin of 30% on total prot and it is almost same with any restaurant. What are the risks? Perhaps it is the competition. Today I have a ship, if tomorrow someone comes up with an aeroplane, people might move there. Again, everyone has different taste; one always needs to take extra care to gauge the customer’s taste. We are always on guard as far as hygiene is concerned. There are frequent briengs and the executive chefs of the both restaurants take special care of them. The idea is to negate complaints on food safety.

Is there anything more unique about your café? Yes, our payment system. It might be a new concept in Hyderabad, but quite common in other metros. We have card system, wherein the customer is given a card at the entrance which he/she has to recharge with the amount he/she wants to. It is more helpful to customers as they can keep a tab on their spending. Just swipe the card and you get instant notication on your mobile. The balance money in the card is refunded immediately. Initially, some people didn’t understand the concept, hence didn’t like it. But now they are familiar with it. Through this mode of payment we are safe and the customer is also safe.

What measures do you take to check wastage? Till date we never had any such wastage, especially as my rst venture is Italian, the chef handled it very well and the preparation is with limited waste. My second joint is comparatively new, but I haven’t come across any waste worth mentioning. However, I am open to tie up with any organization which supplies the surplus production to the needy. What is more on the ‘menu’? I have three to four different themes in mind. I am waiting for conducive nancial situation to start them. I am also planning to give The Pirates Brew on franchise basis and have already received a few queries. red | september 2015 | 85



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he reasons for losing hair could be varied ranging from heredity to trauma. But this certainly makes people lose self confidence. Fret not, here is Hair Harmony and You (HHY) that offers solutions to various hair problems, helping you walk out with your head held high. Before you enter Hair Harmony and You, you can do with some knowledge of what you are into. Read on to find out what the facts are.

transplant the hair in such a way the scalp is thoroughly camouflaged with natural hair once the growth takes place.

What are the advantages of this procedure? The basic advantages of hair transplant are that it restores the natural hair changes the appearance, makes you feel younger again and let you getting

What is Hair Transplant Procedure? Hair Transplantation is nothing but the relocation of Donor Dominant or DHT- Resistant Hair Follicles from the donor area which comprises of the occipital region, frontal region, anywhere from the body to the DHT- prone or affected recipient area. Do you require specialized skills to perform this procedure? Yes. One should be an MBBS or super specialized doctor who is trained to perform Hair Restoration procedure. Does transplanted hair grow and how to maintain in summer? Yes, it is pretty obvious that the transplanted hair grows post hair transplant as natural hair within a span of 3-4 months. In summers clean your scalp hair with any basic conditioning shampoo, try to keep hair shorter and do not oil your hair frequently. How expensive is the procedure? There are many treatment options to stop hair loss and baldness but nothing can be more effective and permanent. Hence this procedure is cost-effective. What are the precautions you take in the procedure? In a hair transplant procedure we focus on giving natural hair line to the patients, fill the bald areas and

rid of permanent medications and hair wigs. What are the complications associated with the procedure? Since the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, there are no complications whatsoever. Also it is a day care procedure. Results may vary from person to person. How long does it take for hair to grow? The newly started hair begins to grow around 10-12 weeks after the procedure. Upon initial patient evaluation, the physician must first determine the etiology of the patient’s hair loss.

SOLUTION AT THE DOORSTEP For people trouble by baldness, due to natural or other causes, hair transplantation is a proven solution. Dr. Shakti Raj Jammula practises various hair transplantation procedures and has treated over 600 cases across the globe. His clientele includes names from Bollywood, politics and corporate among others. An active member of the Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons (AHRS) he actively participates in various research- based conferences and seminars to keep himself abreast with various innovations in the field. He offers different procedures to people depending on the requirement. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a hair loss treatment where hair follicles are harvested directly from the donor area, one at a time through tiny, circular incisions. These were placed where hair loss is predominant. Another procedure, Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) or strip harvesting involves a procedure where a strip of hair is taken from the donor site where hair is most resistant to balding. The individual follicular units on the strip are dissected under a microscope and then transplanted to the areas of hair loss. The Latest procedure Bio stimulated FUE (BIO FUE), is very similar to the FUE Technique, but it is far better. Here the growth factors are separated from blood and re-injected into the transplanted area. This yields extremely good results. This is not only helpful for transplanted hair, but also to strengthen the presently thinking follicles. This technique is stitch-less and pain-less.

Dr. Shakti MBBS, Hair Transplant Surgeon AHRS Member, ISHRS Member, ISAMS (Mumbai), EAAMS (Hague)


Zeal And Zest



orporate loyalty is passé. In a scenario where employees job-hop to climb up the career ladder, Mr.Sushil Mulchandani, Chief Operating Ofcer, Visakha Container Terminal Private Limited, is certainly on a different page. Ignoring the lure of greener pastures, he stuck to the renowned J.M. Baxi group for 24 years. He explains his long and happy tryst with the company in two simple sentences- “I call it a reciprocal exchangeemployee’s sentiment to the rm is reliant on the rm’s faith in him. If one enjoys his work and contributes substantially to his rm, why look elsewhere?” Soft spoken and unassuming, Mr.Sushil is all enthusiasm to show us around the terminal. Mind you, the zeal he exudes is not that of the superior head, aunting his territory of rule, but of a humble builder who shows the monument he built brick by brick.

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Every nook and corner of the expansive terminal reects his commitment and passion. Reiterating that speed, safety and the environment are his major areas of focus, he tells us how he endeavours to lift VCTPL to new heights. You took the reins of VCTPL two years ago. How was the switch to the leadership role? In my earlier avtar, I was a hardcore operations and marketing person. But leader, I have been all through. The only difference is that earlier I was heading smaller groups but now I manage a 600-strong team, operations of the container terminal and our upcoming projects. I was with this facility right from its inception and

and record 25 crane moves per hour. Operating with the latest equipment, the fully computerised terminal meets the international standards in container handling and is a name to reckon with. What are your thrust areas? My main concentration is on manpower- our biggest asset. An out and out employees’ person, I prefer to engage with them, understand them and grow taking them along. I have allocated hours to go on to the work spot with one of them virtually every day and to know the ground realities. Our highly dedicated personnel help me run the terminal with clockwork precision. I rmly believe in training and skill development and we have a training calendar made at the

We are hardcore professionals out here and maintain high efciency levels.

worked in all the wings, hence I know its nuts and bolts. I am committed to the continued growth and development of the existing and new trades. Tell us how VCTPL evolved. The terminal came here 12 years ago as the only container service provider between Chennai and Kolkata. Our objective was to drive a paradigm shift in container handling and setting up a modern, efcient, safe, economical and dedicated terminal. In India, it was the fourth private container terminal to come up under the Public Private Partnership scheme amongst the 12 major ports. There was hardly any trafc when we entered the scene. It was around 1000 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) per month. Now we handle 25,000 TEUs

beginning of the year itself for all the employees. What is your USP and Vision? We have 17 meters of water, making our terminal the deepest in the country. We are in the centre of east coast and are very aptly called Mumbai of the East. Vizag’s new status as the commercial capital of the state is another plus point. We also have the advantage of being a part of the reputed J.M.Baxi group, which will soon be celebrating its100 glorious years of service. Strong ethics are our USP. We are hard core professionals and maintain high efciency levels. There are two areas of efciency to look at - personnel and equipment. Our aim has been to keep the morale of our staff high through

constant motivation and several employee welfare schemes and maintain/upgrade our equipment ensuring minimum downtime. Our vision is to be the best one million TEU container terminal by 2020. What kind of safety measures do you take? Safety of our people is priority no. 1. We adopt stringent measures and follow them to the letter T. We avoid man - machine interface and people have to walk on the dedicated pedestrian path only. Travelling by carry-cars, wearing Personal Protective Equipment viz. helmets, uorescent jackets and safety shoes are mandatory on the campus. We have a Safety Pledge read out at beginning of each shift by everyone and those who out the rules face punitive measures. We set several ‘Engagement Programmes’ to ensure safety in everything that we do and they are audited every year. Do you foresee any headwinds? How you deal with them? Yes quite a few. Earlier, we had only Chennai and Kolkata to vie with. With Dhamra and Gangavaram planning to jump into the fray in the near future, we will have competition. However, I am not unduly worried because India is developing rapidly and there will be enough for all of us. Keeping abreast of technical progress is the second challenge. We are way behind in containerization facilities available in ports like Hamburg and Rotterdam which are virtually manpower-free. Of course, we are on a stronger ground when it comes to manpower. Isn’t recruiting and retaining staff an issue with you? There is attrition but it is only in single digits. Getting trained hands is a challenge as no university or institute offers port-based courses. However, the initiative taken by our Chairman has helped us tide over this problem. He set up an institute that offers portrelated courses to students post their graduation. The Port Management course prepares them to be operations executives and assistant managers; eequipment operators and maintenance engineers. Every year we churn out 40 to 60 students, who either get absorbed by us or get jobs in other ports. red | september 2015 | 89

What about the government initiative? The government didn’t show much interest in our sector till recently. Now both Mr.Modi and Mr.Chandrababu Naidu are talking of port-led development. We never had a strong minister like Mr.Nitin Gadkari, who is taking the right steps. Sagarmala project will bring glad tidings. Yet I must say that there are some archaic policies hampering the sector’s growth. For example, the government regulates our

enterprising CM considers this. Government should seriously look into improving road and rail connectivity. White papers on this have been already submitted! What about Corporate Social Responsibility? We are committed to greenery and have taken up a mega project along with AP Pollution Control Board and VPT to plant saplings. We want to see the city clean and green and we are working towards it in our own small way. We are also helping the physically challenged girls of the NGO Sampoorna. Who is your role model? I am greatly inspired by my father the late Mr.Vishnu Mulchandani, who was a man of principles. He used to say, “Never be humble to haughty and haughty to humble” - an advice I follow. On professional front, it is Mr.Krishna B.Kotak, a highly respectable luminary in Shipping and Port sector. His immense knowledge on virtually every subject and his approach in resolving complex issues are worth emulating. He is my role model in I am an out and out management employees’ person, I approach. prefer to engage with them and grow taking them along.

tariffs. The current policy doesn’t reward our efciency. On the contrary, if we are doing good, it punishes by reducing our tariffs. If we don’t invest the prescribed capital, our margins go down. It doesn’t benet either the government or the trade or the customer. What would be your suggestions to improve the services? Importing heavy cranes is prohibitively expensive. I pointed out this issue at a seminar attended by the Chief Minister. Considering the 900 km-long coastline, I suggested that cranes could be manufactured by an Indian company anywhere on our coast. I hope our

How did you take the shift from Mumbai to Vizag It was rather hard initially. Two daunting issues- sea breeze affecting my son’s health and the language- made us almost pack our bags to go back. But call it our destiny or the magic of the city, I continued here with my career graph keeping upward trend. We are happily settled here, picked up Telugu and enjoy a wide social circle. I owe all this to my wife Raaj who supported me despite all the difculties she faced. Can you give us some poignant moments of your life? There are plenty to relive. Let me start with pleasant ones- To start with, my

early life in Mumbai suburbs - playing gully cricket and marbles; plucking mangoes in the orchards, dodging the chasing gardener; my father’s tight hug and beaming smile when I cleared my 10th standard with ying colours; my mother’s coming up with tea and sandwiches when I would study late into night; the rst time we got our two-in-one and TV at home; burning midnight oil and earning Engineering seat (to full my father’s dreams); travelling in Mumbai’s locals, the rst beer; the rst job; the rst ight in Vayudoot from Mumbai to Kandla after joining J.M.Baxi & Co; rst meeting with Raaj; birth of Ruchika and later Aryan; rst house in Vizag and now this rst interview for a lifestyle magazine (laughs). Some not so pleasant ones that stay etched in my mind are - the initial days of struggle at Nhava Sheva; hectic time in the port; rushing from home to port in the middle of the night to attend to problems; a local goon’s futile attempt to pressurise me demanding jobs for his cronies; initial days in Vizag when Aryan became susceptible to asthma; Raaj’s carrying him from one doctor to the other, waiting in long queues; the worst of all were the anxious moments during the Hud Hud when I frantically prayed for the safety of my colleagues and the terminal. What are your beliefs? I rmly believe in moral ethics and high level of integrity and with God’s grace I never have to compromise on them. I am a family man and my world revolves around my kin. Spare time is for? Watching movies on TV at home and reading ction. A little about your personal life. My father started working at a tender age of 16, earning and learning simultaneously and retired as an LIC ofcer. My mother Mrs.Indira, a housewife, devoted all her energy and time to me and my two sisters. I married Raaj whom I met at a family wedding. She is a great home-maker, my strength and guide. My daughter Ruchika is studying 1st year MBA in GITAM School of International Business and son Aryan is studying 10th in Oakridge.



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By Ranita Ray



partnership in Europe. During my visit to Hyderabad, I met fashion designer Vijay Rana. One day he casually discussed about his expansion of brand by giving franchises. I saw his Banjara Hills store and was thoroughly impressed and got the franchise in Jubilli Hills. It gave me a thorough idea about Indian ethnic wear and Indo-Western. When did you decide with starting your own label? I surveyed the Hyderabad market and found out that it has a plethora of options in designer ethnic wear. However, when it comes to western outt, the choices are red | september 2015 | 92

he looks every bit fashion savvy. Be it her subtle make up, syncing accessories, trendy ensemble or matching stilettos. She is yet to launch her eponymous line and join the bandwagon of fashion designers, but the news has already created a lot of excitement in the fashion circuit. Just a few days are left for the launch; she is busy evolving her own signature mix cuts with distinctive prints on premium fabrics to make attires that are stylish and practical. If you feel, it is just about another designer label coming up in the city, you are wrong. She is giving Hyderabad its rst designer westernwear label. Before it becomes hard to catch up with her, we scheduled an interview with Bella Menezes who is about to launch Label Bella. She talked to us about her passion for fashion, her favourite style staple and where she sees herself in next few years.

How did you foray into fashion? I was born in India and raised in Middle East. My education has nothing to do with fashion. I am a science graduate. I always had an interest in designer clothes, boutique and unique ensembles. I remember when I was young and used to go for Sunday masses I never repeated the same clothes. For every Sunday dress I used to bring some changes, either by tweaking or with a little embroidery here or adding a lace there. That was how fashion grew within me. I always had the air, but never got it out in a professional way. I started my career with a logistic and supply chain company in telecom industry, where I was in charge of purchasing. Here my experiments with clothes were restricted to business attire. It was followed by a company in import and export of almost everything in

very restricted. There are reputed brands of western wear, but not a single designer label. I felt I can be the one to pioneer the move. I will be launching Label Bella soon. It will be an international brand for exclusive women’s western wear and will target women of every age group. I don’t have any particular colour choices or source of inspiration for my collection. The designs sprout out of random thoughts. I have streamlined my collection in two categories. Label Bella will have a high-end collection and have dominance of party wear. Under the brand there will also be Label Bella Lifestyle which will include casuals. It will be open for every pocket.

Did you have professional training? No I don’t have. I don’t think it is such a serious issue to bother about. As I mentioned, I am really passionate about fashion and designs and hence I have a very good understanding of the subject. Besides that I am good at art and can draw designs on my own. Moreover, I take the help of Vijay as consultant designer. He is just a call away from me to give his expert advice. However, I only take care of the designs, fall prints and work.

What extra will you offer with your brand? I will be giving personal touch which is not the case with the branded wears, they are mass productions. I will not have bulk production. When it is about a designer piece it is exclusive and it is the greatest advantage. How expensive branded attire might be, you might get into a situation where the lady next to you wearing the same dress as you are wearing and it becomes an awkward moment. When you need something special for you and want to stand out, you need to go to a designer. So with me it is the assurance of exclusiveness. What kind of fabrics will dominate your collection? Fabrics are specially sourced from China, Thailand, Philippines and Middle-East and I will be using more of lycra, spandex, crepe, chiffon, pure georgette, net, cotton silk. The quality of fabrics will give you a great feel. The pieces will be very light on your body, almost like a second skin. Cuts will be very different. Prints and designs are inspired by international trends, not local. The prints will be very exclusive. I don’t want to reveal the work line now. What trends you will be following? It will blend of Euoropean with Indian; however, it will no way be called IndoWestern, but will have inuence of both the cultures. There will also be a MiddleEastern touch. The pieces will be in sync with trends. And there will be a lot more that will aunt futuristic designs. What is your favourite in your collection? My collection will include jackets with beautiful English, vegetable prints and many more. They won’t have linings and they can be used as summer jackets. Jackets can pep up the looks and when teamed with a shirt or tee and trousers or skirt or even jeans they can make a smart

ofce wear too. My collection won’t have anything revealing, western wear doesn’t mean skin show. Another highlight will be corsets, the quality and variety I will offer, are even hard to nd in international market. Whom are you considering your probable customers? Label Bella will be targeting the elite. Label Bella Lifestyle will be more for younger lots Will be you reachable for plus size? Of course, why not? We can take the measurement and one can pick up any piece from the collection and it can be custom made. Label Bella will be pret line and couture. So my label won’t be size restricted. My collection won’t have anything revealing, western wear doesn’t mean skin show.

These days online store is in vogue. Will Label Bella have a web version too? I initially thought of coming up only with webstore. But Vijay advised me to come up with a physical store too. I agreed, as people are still like to touch, feel and try clothes and then buy them. So now I will launch the online and physical store at the same time. The boutique will be located in Banjara Hills. You mentioned that it would be an international label, will you take it to overseas?

Yes. I am planning to take it to Dubai, Kuwait and Sweden in the rst phase. What would you consider as a fashion disaster? Any tip to handle it? A malfunction! It happened to me once. I bought a stiletto and literally paid a bomb for it. I was going for a high prole meeting and as I was climbing up the stairs, the heel broke off. It was so embarrassing. Tip would be to carry loads of safety pins in your handbag (bursts into laughter). What is your take on fashion imitators? They are dangerous. Stay well away. Those are everywhere around you and the moment you create something brilliant they replicate you under the guise of inspiration. Plagiarism is rampant in our eld. Even ace designers suffer this. What is your kind of dressing? I love oral. I don’t like to be heavy or jazzy. I am into subtle dressing. What would you advise to keep as a wardrobe staple for every woman? I just pick up a jacket and I am good to go. On any attire I can wear a jacket and still look my best. It can transform any outt. It can take you to any places, whether it’s a casual function or a business meet. Every woman should have a few good pieces of them, not the winter jackets, but the allweather ones. What are your future plans? To open as many as franchises of Label Bella possible pan India and make people more and more fashionable. Signing off note! Label Bella will give a teenager her ethnicity, to a modern housewife a go-to outt, an elite can get piece for a high-end social soiree. I want to give that oomph factor and make people aware that in western outts too they can feel the same comfort level as they get in ethnic wear. With Label Bella ‘Be you! Be the more fashionable and comfortable you’.






The evening turned into a musical ecstasy as the famed singer Shilpa Rao took the mike. Shilpa has given some unforgettable songs composed by some of India’s most talented composers. She enthralled the Vizagites with her melodious voice. Among many songs, she rendered Khuda Jaane from the lm Bachna Ae Haseeno, Ishq Shava from Jab Tak Hain Jaan mesmerized the audience . V-Convention turned into a magical musical land.

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@PARK It was an UV ray themed party that kind of dominated the party scene in the Park last month. Revellers were seen wearing funky masks to have fun. Unfortunately, the not too amused-cops restricted the partying hours specifying the closing time as11.00 pm, played spoiled sport to the theme. However, the merry makers seemed to be least bothered about the situation and enjoyed the do with engaging music belted by DJ Bob and BOLT. They were also seen holding boards with funny quotes like “I am 21 and I can party� and similar statements and posing for the shutterbugs.


Dinesh & Nita Patel

Radhika & Dharpan

Priyanka & Venkat Sai

RAMESH PATEL B’DAY BASH A surprise birthday party thrown by Dinesh Patel for his younger brother Ramesh Patel was the talk of the town last month. The newly opened The Pirates Brew was aptly chosen as the venue to host this bash. The grand arrangements made by Dinesh thrilled Ramesh and he was all smiles. Special food, beverages and entertainment were organised for the guests. Sonu Patel, Nita Patel, Maya Patel, A Kodandarami Reddy, Meenu, Sushmita, Niraj Totla, Megha, Pallavi, Priyanka, Venkat, Shubra, Ra, Zeny and many others were there to wish the birthday star.

Ramesh Patel & Maya Patel

Sushmita & Niraj Totla



Vibuti Ra Zeny

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Meenu Sonu Patel

Mounika Rina, Mithil, Nirmit & Hezal Dave




Psychologist Rina and businessman, Mithil Dave had a grand dual celebration. It was to celebrate their new house and the arrival of their princess Hezal. Close friends of Rina were invited to take part in the joyous revelry. The terrace of their majestic villa in Gunrock, Secunderabad was the perfect venue for this soiree. Elaborate cocktails, snacks, variety of drinks and live music were organised as part of the event. Even the cake matched the occasion as it donned a beautiful house and a little angel. The highlight of the evening was the performance of Shiv Menon, the music artiste who plays at Stone Waters and Heart Cup CafĂŠ. The guest list included Zeny Mommaya, Sheetal Zaveri, Ritu, Mounika, Monali, Sarita Lohiya, Sonal Doshi, Bina Mehta, Neetika Singh, Honey Jain Guha and many more who were given themed cupcakes as return goodies.

Monali Pooja

Ritu & Bina


Ambika & Aarti Anuja

Akitaa & Preeti



CANCER (June 22 - July 22)

ARIES (March 21-April 19) Use your friendly nature and exert yourself to achieve your goals. Focus on career and social life. Family and emotional matters will be in the background after that. Time is not favourable for job seekers and you should wait for better opportunities. Money management will be excellent. Earnings will come from social contacts. Business will flourish regardless of your actions. Slow down the pace, then there will be more opportunities in the future. In business introduce new elements. The love front will be in a positive direction. It is very important for you to remain active. Lucky for you: Red, 9 &18

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Business direction will be stable. No need to fear sudden issues or global change. Focus on urgent problems and work. With management, try to be quiet and non-opinionated. With colleagues do not be too trusting. Just do not rush to sign a new contract, even if you are satisfied with all the conditions. Be minimally active, but not static. The sphere of personal relationships is in a quite neutral direction. Allow everyone around you to engage in their own affairs. Do not push and shove advice. So just go with the flow, methodically achieving your goals. Lover might turn erratic, so do not contradict him/her. Things will gradually return to normal. Lucky for you: Blue & Green, 15 & 24

GEMINI (May 21 - June 21) Don’t rely on third-party support. Be moderately active. You are not as strong as you would like to be, so don’t rush to take the offensive. Instead take care of a reliable defence. For those who have business, this is the time for sustainable development. In some instances you should abstain from dangerous adventure. Don’t fall for easy money. Your feelings and emotions will be unusual. However, there will be much less positivity. Love will help you, but will you help yourself? Your feelings are ambiguous. Whether you live a double life, spread around a lie or wish to confess yourself by obliging a not so fair trial – it is an uneasy period. Lucky for you: Yellow, 9 & 10

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The working direction will be quite difficult. Do not hide from problems, now is the time to mobilize your forces to work against them. Gather yourself, concentrate and do not doubt your abilities or choices. Act quickly but deliberately. Seek the council of colleagues. Personal relationships would be in catastrophic stage. If you are alone, abandon all hopes to change that. You may lose old ties and will not acquire new ones. Relationships with friends will be strained. It will be easier to cope with the consequences now, than to inflame a situation. Lucky for you: Green, 6 & 8

LEO (July 23 - Aug 22) Entrepreneurship and finance will not be as positive as you would expect. Yet you will be able to cope with the situation. So do not give up. You will be given goals, which seem unattainable. But don’t be angry. Think of your capabilities and available resources. The love front will see positive developments. Serious problems will suddenly resolve in the best way. Be patient in a relationship with partner. You have to listen more than talk. You will learn a lot and get delicious food for thought. Allow yourself a little madness, because the circumstances will be entirely on your side. Lucky for you: Orange, 4 & 9

VIRGO (Aug 23 - Sept 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 - Dec 21)

It is a promising period on the work front with incredible opportunities, risks and real adventures. Businessmen- it’s time for re-branding. Feel free to implement your wildest ideas as the stars are now entirely on your side. The sphere of personal relations will be a little less promising and bright. But this is not to say that you will not achieve what you really want. Pay attention to your friends. Remember that your world fully depends only on you. And if all you see around you is darkness, evil and betrayal, then the reason for it is you and nobody else.

It is a harmonious and a largely positive period. You will feel the vitality, which will increase efficiency. You can count on the full enjoyment and fulfilment of all your plans. You will have the facilities needed to complete current projects exactly as expected and without problems and delays. However, do not rely on third-party support. Be wise, careful and cautious, especially if you have your own business. In the presence of even minimal doubt of your own abilities, it may be better back off and wait for a better time. The love front will be very positive.

Lucky for you: Cream, 7 & 8

Lucky for you: Blue, 7 & 9

LIBRA (Sept 23 - Oct 22) SCORPIO (Oct 23 - Nov 21) Entrepreneurship and business will host a negative mood. You will feel powerful and extremely unpleasant pressure at work. Since you are forewarned, you have the chances to survive without significant losses. There is a probability of occurrence of negative situations, which means you need to be doubly careful. Personal relations will be ambiguous. You will have a significant chance to overcome all obstacles, regardless of their quality characteristics. The first thing to pay attention to is your lover as emotional problems will be associated with her/him in particular. Be prepared for unpleasant surprises.

Finance and business are in general successful. Focus on those factors that actually hinder you. Here is the chance to cope with ill-wishers. You can even go on the offensive to gain quick results. Businessmen will face the circumstances one-on-one. On love front you will not be able to pay attention to various little things and misunderstandings that will periodically arise between you and your loved ones. However, it is the really significant and serious problems that you should not lose sight of, so make no mistake. Remember that self-interest is the greatest evil. Lucky for you: Purple, 18 & 19

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 - Jan 19) Entrepreneurship and business will be negative. It is hard to say, what should be done to avoid problems. But don’t panic, even if you think that the situation is hopeless. Success is determined by how original and unusually you act. Personal relations will be a living hell, if you do not optimize all of their resources and capabilities. Focus on meeting the urgent needs of your lover. They will be fully objective and real, even if they are presented differently. Do not create artificial barriers to gain time. Take the bull by the horns and do not hesitate and be adamant. Lucky for you: Black, 4 & 8

Lucky for you: Red, 4 & 9

AQUARIUS (Jan 20 - Feb 18) It is a lucky time for you as you can perform tasks with success. For businessmen, this time can be victorious, especially if you are able to enter into a business agreement with new allies. If you are an employee, the management will appreciate and reward you. Personal relations will be mixed. The first ten days will pass without any complaints and you will surely achieve all your goals. It is best time to plan large-scale events, holidays with friends, family and loved ones. But, as regards to the second half you will have to be careful and behave quite passively. Lucky for you: Blue Green, 4 & 8

PISCES (Feb 19 - March 20) You may not get the desired results in spite of all the efforts. We cannot say that everything will go from bad to worse. Be careful and complete your current projects. If you are an employee, don’t think about any major transformations. You can be proactive, but in moderation, because now the leadership will not appreciate your efforts. Businessmen can try searching for new allies. There are many opportunities in personal relationships. You are out to change some of the situations that you have long considered extremely important. You have a chance to renew a relationship that went awry. Lucky for you: 3 & 4, Blue-green

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