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ANAND MAHINDRA, MAHINDRA GROUPS-ENTERPRENUER OF THE YEAR-2013 -FORBES INDIA

Mumbai: Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the $16.2 billion Mahindra Group, was named Entrepreneur for the Year 2013 by Forbes India. Among others, Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank, Francisco D’Souza, CEO of Cognizant Technology Solutions, and Rakesh Tandon, Chairman of rail e-ticketing pioneer IRCTC, were recognised for being the best CEOs in the private, multinational and public sectors respectively. Anand Mahindra was presented the Entrepreneur for The Year award at a glittering event at The Trident in Mumbai’s Nariman Point on Wednesday by Adi Godrej, Chairman of the Godrej Group, in the presence of many doyens of India industry. Among the attendees were N Chandrasekharan, CEO of Tata Consultancy Services, Sanjay

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Nayar, CEO of KKR India, Romesh Sobti, CEO of IndusInd Bank, Harsh Mariwala of Marico Industries, Dilip Piramal of VIP Industries, and many others. Mahindra was awarded the top honour by a Forbes India jury comprising KV Kamath, nonexecutive chairman of ICICI Bank, Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman-India

of McKinsey & Co, Akhil Gupta of Blackstone Advisors India, Zia Mody of AZB Partners, Ajit Rangnekar, Dean of the Indian School of Business, and Raghav Bahl, Founder and Editor of the Network18 Group. Entrepreneur for the Year is the flagship award of Forbes India and Anand was chosen for

the high honour for growing his group more than 10-fold in 10 years – from $1.35 billion to $16.2 billion today spanning several continents. Mahindra has also de-risked the group by making it a federated structure where the risks incurred by one company did not harm the others. “Measured risk-taking is at the heart of entrepreneurship,” Mahindra told Forbes India. “Whenever I have been unhappy about myself in my career, it has been because I have not taken an adequate but measured risk,” he added. Among the other awardees at the event were Chitra Ramkrishna, CEO of India’s largest stock exchange, the NSE, as Woman Leader for the Year, Tarang Jain of Varroc, as NextGen Entrepreneur for the Year, Phanindra Sama of Redbus (Startup for the

Year), Ranjan Sharma of IKSL (Entrepreneur with Social Impact) and Hindustan Unilever, for Conscious Capitalist. Brijmohan Lall Munjal, the patriarch of the Hero group which broke up with Honda a couple of years ago, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Forbes India event was unusual since there was no chief guest making long speeches. Instead the event saw three sharp debates presided over by Adil Zainulbhai, with industry captains and others arguing whether India was the best place for investment; whether the rupee should be allowed to find its own level without government intervention; and whether India Inc was Bipolar, where its highs were too high and lows too low. The audience voted at the end of each debate.


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APPLE

Apple is all set to host its second major event of the year, where it is expected to introduce the new iPads and laptops. Also rumoured for launch are accessories and products that it introduced earlier this year. Here’s a run down at the six announcements at Apple’s event tonight. iPad 5 The iPad is set to get an all-new look in its fifth iteration, one that we have seen before. Apple is said to have redesigned the iPad 5 and made it look like a bigger version of the current iPad mini. This, combined with the new display technology, will make the device thinner and lighter than the current full-sized iPad. The new iPad is also expected to get the Touch ID fingerprint scanner and 64-bit A7 chip. A faster A7X chipset may also debut in the new iPad since Apple usually uses its fastest processors in its top-end tablet. Other likely features are M7 motion co-processor and Space Grey and Gold colour options and 8MP rear camera. iPad mini 2 iPad mini 2 is widely expected to have a Retina display and screen resolution of 2048x1536p, which will result in twice the number of pixels compared to Apple’s current mini-tablet. It is expected to get a processor upgrade, with the A5X or A6 chipsets rumoured to be used in the device. Apple launched the new iPhones with support for more 4G networks than previous models, including the TD-LTE band that is used in India and China. The next iterations of iPad and iPad mini are also expected to get the same support for more 4G networks. iPad keyboard covers Apple is rumoured to be working on keyboard covers for the iPads, similar to the covers that Microsoft debuted for the Surface tablets last year. Apple has made special covers for the iPad since the launch of the first model, but never made one with an integrated keyboard. It is not surprising that the company will launch accessories specific to a model since it unveiled leather and plastic back covers for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, respectively. Macbook Pro The Macbook Pro is also expected to be refreshed tonight, with rumours pointing towards the integration of Intel’s new Haswell chip. This chipset will results in an increase in computing power, graphics and battery life. The device is also expected to get the Retina display and an upgrade FaceTime camera capable of recording 1080p videos. The new Macbook Pro models showcased tonight and hit the market in time for the holiday season. Mac Mini may also get a similar processor upgrade, embracing the Haswell chips to get a performance boost. Apple debuted the revamped Mac Pro computer and OSX Mavericks operating system at WWDC 2013, though both are yet to hit the market. It is expected that Apple will announce the release date of the two products during tonight’s event. Rumours also talk about Apple upgrading its iPod classic and Apple TV, but there has been no word on the two products in the recent past.

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ANDROID 4.4-KITKAT

Android 4.4 (also now known as KitKat, in keeping with the software’s tradition of dessertthemed nicknames), is expected this month. On its website, android.com/kitkat, Google says, “It’s our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.” Still, check with your phone’s manufacturer for announcements about your particular model. Even if your

phone is on the list for an official update from the manufacturer, it often takes longer for the software to become available after Google releases an update. Many hardware makers have customized Android to work better on their own devices and have added their own features to it — like custom interfaces or special apps — so putting out a new version of the system often requires some extra time. And most do not bother to

update software for models more than a few years old, partly because of outdated hardware and partly because of the desire to sell you a new phone. (Owners of Google’s recent Nexus phones typically get the update quickly, as Google puts out its own straight forward version of Android.) Some people have gone the unofficial route and modified their devices outside of the manufacturer’s official guidelines.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1

Samsung announced the launch of the new Galaxy 10.1 tablet in India. The tablet priced at Rs 49,990 made its debut at IFA event (held in Germany) in September. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 features a 10.1-inch 2560x1600p Super Clear LCD display. The tablet runs on 1.9GHz Exynos 5 Octa processor and has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

The 3G-enabled tablet run on Android 4.3 and has 8220 mAh battery. The tablet also packs a S-Pen stylus. It will compete against the likes of Sony Xperia Tablet Z, Apple iPads and HP SlateBook X2. Galaxy 10.1 launch in India comes on the day Apple is set to refresh its iPad lineup at an event in San Francisco.

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Ingredients: 1 kg mutton 5 tbsp oil 1 cup curd 2 onion finely chopped 2 tbsp ginger paste 2 tbsp garlic paste 1 ½ tsp red chilly powder 1 tsp garam masala powder 1 tsp ginger powder 2 tbsp coriander powder ½ tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp black pepper corns 12 cloves 8 green cardamom 5 sticks cinnamon Few threads of mace 2 tbsp white cream Salt Chopped coriander to garnish

Method: In a bowl, mix mutton with curd and a little salt and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan and put whole garam masala. When they start to crackle, put chopped onions and fry till they turn golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry again for about two minutes. Add all the masala powder and fry till the oil comes up. Now add mutton with the marinade paste and stir fry on a high flame for 2 minutes. Add water and little salt and cook with the lid closed till the meat becomes tender and the gravy is medium thick in consistency. Add cream and stir well and cook for about 5 more minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with rice, pulao or roti.

Iced tea not only refreshes you but research has found that it has immense health benefits. We share a few healthy ideas with you... Iced tea has proven to be one of the healthiest drinks available. Not only does it revive you on a hot day, but also add to keeping you healthy. Improving health is a multifaceted process. Many of us are already aware of the steps which one needs to take to maintain a healthy life like quit smoking, keeping a check on the level of alcohol

consumed, avoiding fried stuff, and including a lot of fruits and veggies in our everyday diet chart. But most of us did not know the fact that drinking a glass of iced tea during the day can take care of most of our problems. Iced tea is rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants that keep a check on calories consumed during the day.A recent medical study revealed that iced tea has the capability to prevent cavities too! Whereas, drinking sodas promotes cavities. Not only does it refreshes your mind but also

improves your health, especially if you are addicted to soda then it is time to change to a healthy cup of iced tea. If you are into caffeine consumption, a glass of iced tea can balance that out. Not only will it cut down on the consumption of caffeine but will help you get rid of the habit of drinking coffee, which is not good for the health. Also, those heavily into drinking soft drinks can find a healthy substitute now. Not only will it take care of your body, but also your mind and soul.

various body sties: stomach, breast esophagus, colon and lung. Two large studies in China and Italy have linked garlic consumption in humans to lower mortality from stomach cancer. The lowa Women’s Health Study found that women who ate garlic consistently

had a lower risk for colon cancer. Another article found that garlic consumption was linked to lower risk of stomach caner in Korea. Case-control studies have associated high garlic and Allium vegetable consumption with lower risk of stomach cancer, endometrial cancer and prostate cancer.

The Research AICR has funded research on the following topis related to garlic and the cancer-fighting components it contains. To find out more information about current research on garlic, read AICR’s book Dietary options for Cancer Survivors.

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Reasons garlic is good for you - Garlic is antiviral and antifungal. It has been used for centuries for its antibacterial properties. The chemical component of garlic, allicin, has been shown to prevent the growth of the candida albicans fungus. - Garlic can reduce cholesterol. Its powerful antioxidant properties prevent free radical damage to the arterial lining and stop the formation of scar tissue. - Eat garlic to lower your blood pressure. Garlic has the ability to decrease platelet stickiness, which will help in making your blood thinner. - Garlic can help to regulate blood sugar levels, which is good for people with type 2 diabetes. - Baked potatoes and baked garlic with cress salad — this is a simple way to eat garlic and tastes great - Fight colds and flu by eating garlic whenever you can in soups and salads. It’s also delicious as

a roasted vegetable. Garlic belongs to the family of vegetables called Allium, which also includes onions, scallions, leeks and chives. These vegetables contain many substances now being studied for their anti-cancer effects, including: allicin, allixin, allyl sulfides, quercetin and a large group of organsulfur compounds. Laboratory research has shown that on garlic component, called diallyl disulfide, excerts potent preventive effects against cancers of the skin, colon and lung. Recently this compound proved able to kill leukemia cells in the laboratory. A compound derived from garlic called ajoene has displayed similar activity. Components of garlic have shown the ability to slow or stop the growth of tumors in prostate bladder, colon and stomach tissue. In animal studies, components in Allium vegetables have slowed the development of cancer in several stages and at


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VISAGAPATTINAM City of Destniy

We talk to a few popular denizens of the Port City to find out why Visakhapatnam is called ‘the City of Destiny’ Vizag’s tryst with destiny precedes the formation of India by over 100 years, going back to 1844! Sir Arthur Cotton, the legendary British general and engineer spent two years in Waltair, recovering from a ‘jungle fever’ that haunted him throughout his stay in the tropics. Even in his illness, he developed the Groynes in the sea, which helped break the waves and control erosion. He also redesigned and rebuilt St John’s Church and drew plans for a port in the city.

It was the iconic former Vice Chancellor of Andhra University, Dr CR Reddy who is credited with coining the phrase ‘City of Destiny’ in the 1930s. He was instrumental in relocating the Andhra University, which was located in Bejawada to the port city which was then a little known fisherman’s village — Waltair. Old towns like Ananthapur, Bejawada, Guntur, Machilipatnam, and Rajamundry, had greater credentials at that time since they were much more accomplished educational, cultural and business centers. “Dr CR Reddy took the bold decision because he believed

this was the city of the future. However, his vision of the city was very different from the burgeoning industrial hub and megapolis that it is on course to become. He envisaged that this fisherman’s village would become the intellectual capital of the state,” says A Prasanna Kumar, director, Centre for Policy Studies. But then destiny as they say, has its own plans and the Port city today is ranked among the fastest growing cities in the world. Later on, it was Dr Abid Hussain, the legendary district collector and former ambassador to the USA who popularised the phrase, for he

rightly believed that it was only a matter of time before Vizag realised its destiny of becoming one of the greatest cities in India, says A Prasanna Kumar, who has been living here for the last 58 years. “I moved to Vizag in 1954 from Machilipatnam. The city was then called ‘India in a Microcosm’. It is perhaps, the only city in the country which has had no history of communal clashes or caste conflicts. There is no narrowness of thinking. It allows outsiders to come and merge seamlessly with the human chain. The city is blessed with tremendous natural splendor and resources,” he adds.

Legendary chief Justice, late PV Rajamannar’s description of Vizag captures the essence of the city. “Nestled between the sea on one side and a mountain on the other, the city is unlike any other. The sea stands for dynamism, change and adventure and the mountain stands for permanence, tradition and values. A dialectical process is taking place in this beautiful city, shaping its destiny over the years.” Ever since, in various amounts, little bits of recognition have come in to the city through various forms — be it education, music,


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acting, art and sculpture. Some of these popular faces from Vizag who’ve made it big, share their thoughts about this City of Destiny has in store for the world. Allu Arjun regards Vizag as his lucky charm. “All my films that were shot in Vizag (Arya, Bunny, Desamuduru, Julayi, Parugu, etc.) were superhits. Vizag is my lucky mascot. I shot for Arya at Kailasagri, the hilltop park with panoramic sea view. The whole unit enjoyed shooting in the serene atmosphere with greenery, fresh breeze and beautiful hills all around. We also shot the film in the adjacent picturesque valleys, which boast of beautiful flora, laterite hillocks and a

pleasing landscape. Parugu, Bunny, Desamuduru and Julayi were also shot on the long and vast stretches of the seashore ( beach road) in Vizag. This is a popular spot for filmmakers as one can see the sprawling beaches, splendid monuments, ancient shrines, all along the road,” shares Allu Arjun. Renowned acting teacher Satyanand, who set up his acting school in Vizag as suggested by Megastar Chiranjeevi, found his calling in this port city. “I used to work as a character artiste and assistant director in Hyderabad. But I found my true calling only after moving to this beautiful city,” he says. “The tranquil atmosphere in Vizag gives you the right fillip

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to excel in your career. I enjoy a great freedom in my profession if I’m in this city and my institute is the first acting school in Vizag. Think it has something to do with the air in the city,” says Satyanand. Tollywood superstars like Pawan Kalyan, Prabhas, Mahesh Babu, Ravi Teja, etc have all learnt their first lessons in acting at his acting school. Music director and entrepreneur Ramana Gogula says it’s the diversity that sets the city apart. “For me, the city is about the ocean and it has sown all the seeds of my creativity and it has taught me

to dare to be different. There is so much diversity in the city that it allows people to be themselves. I remember many afternoons when I was down and out I would go and sit on the beach for a couple of hours and life would be okay again,” he says. Venkat Bothsa, an artist from the city says, “There’s not a very big art scene in Vizag. But even if you drive for ten minutes in any direction, you come across such scenic beauty, that it gives you a beautiful background for your work.’ He further speaks about the scope of art. “There’s a lot of scope. The government

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has also allotted the Nandagiri Kala Gramam, which is a 5-acre land which has residential studios for various artists to work in.” Pop singer Smitha of Hairabba Hai fame, who recently opened a spa in the city talks about the scope of fashion and beauty in the city. She says, “People of Vizag have developed a taste for fashion. The last time when I came down, I saw that especially women are into affordable fashion and it immediately struck my mind that I have to give them something from my end and I opened up my spa here.”


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