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Thrissur Pooram The colourful extravaganza


New year of abundance


Cocktail of vegetable delicasy


Arcitechural wonder of temples

Happiness and Prosperity




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Events in Arizona

Indian Diaspora

Family Camp 2016

Elampillai Bazigar Ahluwalia

18-23 Cover story Ugadi

24-27 Infocus Thrissur Pooram

28-29 world news

50-53 Special Story Fan

54-59 Events William and Kate Royal Dinner in Mumbai

Donald Trump mocks Indian call centre




India news Uttarakhand Crisis


Tiger Shroff Amy Jackson

68-69 Indian food

In Business


Rafale Combat Aircraft Deal




NRI Immigration


Over 2 lakh H-1B visa applications


40-41 NRI Profile Indian CEO of Cognizant Francisco Dsouza

Kids Special Kid Talks Back!


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CONTENTS 74-83 Indian Travelogue

120-121 Indian Vasthu Corner


Dining Room



Star of the month

Indian History

Allu Arjun Kajal Agarwal








96-101 Fashion Week


Lakme Fashion Week 2016

Sports Roundup


Rio 2016 Games

Beauty Tips Shampoo Mistake

106-109 Jewels of Indian Origin

134-137 Celebrity of the Month Kareena Kapoor


Amazing age old Indian jewellery patterns

Star Gazing





Healthy relation for a Successful life

Indian Restaurant in Arizona Indian Temples in Arizona


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Maharudra Yagnam & Kumbhabhishekam Arizona Maha Ganapati Temple conducted a Maharudra Yagnam & Kumbhabhishekam on 06 May 2016. The pooja started at 8:00 AM and continued till 10:00 PM. Different pooja started with Mangala Vaadhyam, Sri Venkateswara Swamy Suprabhata Seva, Ganapati Puja, Punyahavachanam, Sri Maha Ganapati Homam, Navagraha Homam, Sri Sudarsana Homam and Poornahuti. There was Special Abhishekam to Maha Ganapati, Lord Shiva and Lord Balaji. At noon there was Vishesha Deepa Aradhana to Maha Ganapati, Lord Shiva and Lord Balaji along with Maha Prasad. 12

Swar Trayee in Arizona Phoenix Metro Maharashtra Mandal organized Dr. Rewa Natu’s musical concert ‘Swar Trayee’ in Arizona. The concert was based on Natya-Bhakti-Bhaav geets of vidushi Kishori Amonkar, Manik Verma & Jyotsna Bhole, who are the towering personalities in the world of classical music. Apart from their contribution to the field of classical music, they have vocalized mesmerizing semi classical & light music compositions. The event was conducted on Friday, 06 May 2016 at the Chandler Community Center at 7:00 PM. The program was attended by the Indian community, especially from the Maharashtra Mandal.



Walk Green 2016 BAPS, Shree Swaminarayan Mandir has organized Walk Green 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona to raise funds for the nature conservancy and other charitable activities. It was a great opportunity to participate in the Charity walk and contribute to the Nature Conservancy and other charitable activities. The walk was held at the Steele Indian School Park 300 E Indian School Rd Phoenix AZ 85012 on Saturday, 30 Apr 2016. The charity walk started at 10 AM and continued till 12 PM. This year BAPS Charities will support the Nature Conservancy’s efforts to plant and restore over 1.6 million acres of land by planting one billion trees by 2025 through their Plant a Billion Trees initiative.

Waarasa Screening Waarasa is based on a well known social worker, Shree Rambhau Ingole who has been supporting children from the red light area in Nagpur, India for last 30 years. JKYog organized the screening of Waarasa movie in Arizona. The movie was screened on Saturday, 23 Apr 2016 at Prajakti and Satish Puranik’s residence (3518 East Nocona Lane, Phoenix 85050) from 4pm to 6:30 pm. The film has been created and directed by Mr. Arun Nalawade, who played a role in Oscar nominated movie ‘Shwaas’. Rambhau played the main character. This artistic presentation opens up our mind to the age-old problem of the vicious circle that prostitutes’ children have to face.



Yoga for Diabetes SEWA International has organized the ‘Yoga for Diabetes’ program in Arizona. It was held at 16880 N 73rd Ave Peoria, AZ 85382 on Saturday, 23 Apr 2016 from 6:00 AM and continued till 8 AM. Sewa Phoenix organised the 2016 Stop Diabetes Movement Camp in collaboration with Vyasa. SEWA has successfully completed of 3 SDM camps in Chicago last year. These camps were very much helpful for the people who were suffering with diabetes. The camp was able to create an awareness about diabetes and provided guidance to get rid of the deadly disease.


Sri Rama Navami Celebrations Indo American Foundation of Arizona organized Sri Rama Navami Celebrations in Arizona on Thursday, 14 Apr 2016. The event begun at 9:00 AM at the Ekta Mandir. The program had various activities such as Ramayan Path, Purush Sukt, Abhishek, Shodashopachar Puja, Ram Pragat Aarti, Jhoola, Archana and Abhishek. The day was graced with Bhajans by Jalaram Mandal, Ayodhya Vasi Ram Janm Mahotsav Yatra, RamJanam Jahnki Darshan, Ram Janam Katha, RamJanam Geet (Songs) and Aarti followed by Mahaprasad.



Family Camp 2016 HSS Phoenix has conducted a family Sanghik. The weekend was full of action and satisfaction. Total of 144 people from 44 families came together in the weekend to have a wonderful time knowing each other, practising healthy living and exchanging pleasantries. The familly get together was a memorable one. It has given the opportunity to interact with each other and know about the rich heritage and tradition of Hindustan.

Kids Click HSS Phoenix has conducted a workshop on photography for the children. IT was an excellent opportunity for the children to understand the technics of photography. The workshop has left the children thrilled with the power of photography. The workshop gave hands on experience to the children in the various aspects of photography. Children were able to learn the basic skills and etiquette of photography. Many a children got inspiration and would like to pursue photography as a hobby. The workshop ended with a pizza party.



SEWA SDM Camp Diabetes has become a nightmare for everybody. Millions are suffering from this due to the modern lifestyle. Diabetes is referred to as a lifestyle disease. Diabetes can be controlled through healthy living. Sewa International USA - Phoenix has conducted Stop Diabetes Movement camp on at Venkat Sri Venkata Krishna Kshetra Temple . The camp was conducted under the auspicious guidance of VYASA Yoga University Guru Subbarao Nemai.


Kannada Association Yugadi Celebrations Ugadi celebrations conducted by the Kannada Sangham was attended by 100s of families who have participated enthusiastically and graced the occasion by making it a grand success. A special dance performance of Krishna Leela was performed by the Balagokulam team In Kannada Association Yugadi celebrations, Balagokulam kids along with adults participated in many cultural activities. Kannada Members from HSS enthused the occasion with their active participation. The occasion provided the opportunity to know and understand the culture and tradition of Hindustan.






A New Year with lots of Happiness and Prosperity

UGADI Ugadi or Yugadi is celebrated as the begining of the year by people of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. On this day new Samvatsara, which is a cycle of sixty years, starts. The Hindu New Year based on Solar calendar is known as Puthandu in Tamil Nadu, Bihu in Assam, Vaisakhi in Punjab, Pana Sankranti in Orissa and Naba Barsha in West Bengal. People livng in the north of the Vindhya hills observe it as “Barhaspatyamana”. People living to the south of the Vindhya hills observe it as “Sauramana” or “Chandramana”.




Ugadi is celebrated on the bright fortnight (‘Shukla Paksha’) of the first month (‘Chaitra Masa’) in the first season of the year i.e. Spring (‘Vasanta-Ritu’). This day is one of the most auspicious days for Telugus and Kannadigas. The name Yugadi or Ugadi is derived from the Sanskrit words yuga (age) and adi (beginning): “the beginning of a new age”. Yugadi specifically refers to the start of the age we are living in now, the Kali Yuga. The Kali Yuga began when Lord WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

Krishna left the world. Kali Yuga is believed to have begun from February 17 or 18, at midnight, in 3102 BCE. The Marwari of Rajasthan celebrate the same day as their new year day Thapna. The Sindhis, people from Sindh, celebrate the same day as Cheti Chand, which is the beginning of their calendar year. The Manipuris also celebrate their New Year as Sajibu Nongma Panba on the same day. The Hindus of Bali and Indonesia also celebrate their new year on the same day as Nyepi.

Houses are given a thorough wash. Shopping for new clothes and buying other items that go with the requirements of the festival are done with a lot of excitement. On the day of Ugadi , people wake up before the break of dawn and take a head bath after which they decorate the entrance of their houses with fresh mango leaves. Special dishes are prepared for the occasion. In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, eatables such as “pulihora, bobbatlu (Bhakshalu/ polelu/

The name Yugadi or Ugadi is derived from the Sanskrit words yuga (age) and adi (beginning): “the beginning of a new age”.



oligalu) and Pachadi” and preparations made with raw mango go well with the occasion. In Karnataka, similar preparations are made and called “puliogure” and “holige”. The Maharashtrians make “puran poli” or sweet rotis.

The Indian diaspora, especially the Telugu diaspora has celebrated Ugadi at foundation hall with all its gaiety on 17th April 2016. The occasion was marked with the traditional Indian dances and music by experts as well as children. Makutus Island and AZIndia sponsored limited raffle tickets were sold at the venue for $2. There were different prizes made available for the winners of the raffle. 1) One full birthday party is

celebrations were a nostalgic moment for the Indian especially Telugu diaspora. The moments were so live and entertaining which gave an enchanting atmosphere of being in the native place along with friends and relatives.

free at Makutus Island 2) Whole summer entry is free in Makutus Island

3) Sarinodu Telugu movie two tickets free from AZIndia Media. 4) Inchin’s Bamboo Garden, Scottsdale and Pastries and Chat (PnC) were also part of raffle with 4 of $25 gift cards The cultural extravaganza



Ugadi pachchadi is a dish synonymous with Ugadi. It is made of new jaggery, raw mango pieces, neem flowers and new tamarind which truly reflects the life — a combination of six different tastes (sweet, sour, spice, salt, tangy and bitter) symbolizing happiness, disgust, anger, fear, surprise, and sadness.

pinned with Ugadi celebrations were a nostalgic moment for the Indian especially Telugu diaspora. The moments were so live and entertaining which gave an enchanting atmosphere of being in the native place along with friends and relatives. These kind of events are a boon to connect with the roots of tradition and culture.



Thrissur Pooram The Festival

of Elephants

and Colour


Thrissur Pooram is considered to be the mother of all Poorams, a culture highlight that towers above all other festivals. Thrissur pooram is a festival that is unique in its pageantry, magnitude and participation. It is not a mere temple festival in its strict sense, instead it is the festival of festivals of Kerala.




The Thrissur Pooram which is celebrated in the Malayalam month Of Medom (April-May), is a grand assembly of Gods and Goddesses in and around Thrissur. These Gods and Goddesses make their visit to the Vadakumnathan Temple premises on caparisoned elephants accompanied by grand ensembles of Chenda melam and pancha vadyam.


The Ten participants of the Pooram are the Thiruvambady Bhagavathi, Paramekkavu Bhagavathi, Nethilakkavu Bhagavathi, Karamukku Bhagavathi, Ayyanthole Bhagavathi, Laloor Bhagavathi, Choorakkattukavu Bhagavathi, Chembukkavu Bhagavathi, Panamukkumpally Sastha, Kanimangalam Sastha. The processions and rituals of each of these deities follow a very strict itinerary, scheduled in such a way that the tempo of the Pooram celebrations is maintained without any loss of energy.

Thrissur Pooram Format The participant poorams are divided into two parts namely “Paramekkavu side” and “Thiruvambady side”.


The Paramekkavu side consists of besides “Paramekkavu Bagavathy”. 1) PookattikkaraKaramukku Baghavathy, 2) Choorakattukara Baghavathy, 3)Chempukkavu Baghavathy, 4) Panemukkumpilly Sastha. The Thiruvambady side have Thiruvambady Baghavathy along with 1) Ayyanthole Baghavathy 2) Nethilakkavu Baghavathy

3) Laoor bagavathy 4) Kanimangalam Sastha. The 36 hour long pooram follows a strict time schedule and prescribed route to pay obeisance to Lord Vadakumnathan. The day starts with “Kanimangalam sastha” entering to vadakumnathan through southern gopuram and exits through western goupuram. While chembookavu baghavathy, panemukkumpilly sastha and Paramekkavu bagavathy

enters through eastern goupuram and leaves through southern goupuram. The poorams of Laloor, Ayyanthole, Neithalkavu, Choorakottukavu, moves to thekkinkadu maidan from Naduvilal (west) and enter vadakumnathan through western goupuram and leaves through southern goupuram. Karamukku bagavathy moves through manikandanal (south) and enters through western goupuram and leaves through southern goupuram.

Thiruvambady moves to maiden through Naikanal (North) and enters to Vadakumnathan through western gopuram and leaves through southern gopuram. The pooram starts with the ceremonial entrance of “Kanimangalam Sastha” pooram through the southern goupuram at 7 am. This is followed by the arrival of Panamukkampilly Sathavu, Chembookavu Karthiayani Devi. Karamukku Karthiyani Devi, Choorakkottukavu

The pooram starts with the ceremonial entrance of “Kanimangalam Sastha” pooram through the southern goupuram at 7 am. This is followed by the arrival of Panamukkampilly Sathavu, Chembookavu Karthiayani Devi.

Durga Devi, Ayyanthole Karthiayani Devi,and Naithalakavu Bhagavathi . Paramekkavu Bhagavathy and Thiruambady Bhagavathy escorted by Krishna. At 12.30 noon Devi comes out and the famous “purappadu” starts with 15 elephants. The melam starts with “Chempada” (longest in duration and magnificent in performance) during these Kudamattam will be performed. The pandyvadhyam will start at 2.00 PM and the procession moves to “Vadakumnathan” for the thrilling “elingithataramelam”. At 4.30 PM the melam concludes and the procession exits through southern gopuram “thripuda” melam will accompany the procession. The procession will face the southern gopuram stationing at the round. Meanwhile thripuda will conclude after kombhupattu, and kuzalpattu, “Panchari” will start. At 5.00 pm Thiruvambady bhagavathi will start decenting and the “Devine Durbar” will start with kudamattam. The greatest show on earth concludes at 6.45pm and Devi returns to temple with “Nadaswaram”.



Donald Trump


Indian call centre 28

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has mimiced Indian accent to mock a call centre representative in India. He also described India as a great place, asserting that he is not angry with Indian leaders.


Trump said that he called up his credit card company to find out whether their customer support is based in the US or overseas. “Guess what, you’re talking to a person from India. How the hell does that work?” he told his supporters in Delaware. “So I called up, under the guise I’m checking on my card, I said, ‘Where are you from?’” Trump said and then he mimiced the Indian accent. “We are from India,” Trump impersonated the response.


Oh great, that’s wonderful, he said as he pretended to hang up the phone. India is great place. I am not upset with other leaders. I am upset with our leaders for being so stupid,

“Oh great, that’s wonderful,” he said as he pretended to hang up the phone. “India is great place. I am not upset with other leaders. I am upset with our leaders for being so stupid,” he said. “I am not angry with China. I am not angry at Japan. I am not angry with Vietnam, India...all these countries.” Trump mentioned the fake call to India during his remarks on what he described as “crooked banking.”

“They are making a lot of money,” he said. “You can’t allow policies that allows China, Mexico, Japan, Vietnam, India. You can’t allow policies that allows business to be ripped out of the United States like candy from a baby,” Trump said in his address.



Uttarakhand Crisis are courts going overboard

The Uttarakhand high court said that the President’s decision to suspend the state assembly is “open for judicial review” as even he can go “horribly wrong”. The bench of Chief Justice K M Joseph and Justice V K Bist “hoped” that the government would not “provoke” the court by revoking President’s Rule till a verdict is delivered on the petition challenging its imposition. 30

The bench said: “There is nothing like unreviewability. We are not sitting here to judge the political wisdom of the President. People can go wrong. A President or judge may be an excellent person, however he (President) can also go horribly wrong.” “There is no king or absolutism. However high you are, the law is above you. Legitimacy of relevant inference drawn from the material that is placed before President is open for judicial review,” it said. “He (Governor), in his first report, doesn’t record his personal satisfaction that WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016


There is no king or absolutism. However high you are, the law is above you. Legitimacy of relevant inference drawn from the material that is placed before President is open for judicial review





there were 27 BJP MLAs and 9 Congress MLAs who sought division on March 18. There is absolutely no material for the cabinet to say that 35 MLAs sought division. The Governor’s report is silent on this. This is very crucial,” said the bench. “Why is it the concern of the Governor. Does that warrant imposition of President’s Rule? This is irrelevant. And I must say that I’m shocked,” said the bench. “Why was the complaint filed on April 5 after President’s Rule was imposed? We were WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

thinking why the Speaker has double standards (that he disqualified the nine rebel Congress MLAs but kept the complaint against Arya pending). This is terrible. You are making such terrible allegations (against the Speaker). Is this how Government of India functions? What do you (Centre) have to say about this? This is not to be taken lightly as that (Speaker’s conduct regarding disqualification) was also the basis of President’s satisfaction. We are taking a serious note of this,” said the bench.

The over enthusiasm in blaming the central government and making unnecessary comment on the President of India by the Uttarakhand high court has surprised many. The courts remarks were seen as a biased approach in favouring the Congress and Harish Rawat government. Elated Rawat and his men had taken as many as 11 cabinet decisions in two cabinet meetings. However, his reinstation was only a one night stand, when the Supreme court stayed the High court’s order. A bench

What has been happening is a very serious and grievous matter for any state, you don’t revoke President’s rule just like that. Everything has to be looked into a balance has to be struck

of Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh temporarily blocked the revival of the Harish Rawat-led Congress government while restoring President’s rule. “What has been happening is a very serious and grievous matter for any state, you don’t revoke President’s rule just like that. Everything has to be looked into a balance has to be struck,” said the bench as it expressed displeasure at the High Court for not releasing a written judgment. It asserted: “There has to be

a balance. We are slightly concerned…Article 356 (Presidential proclamation) is a serious matter for both sides…there are a few matters of propriety. If the High Court had signed the judgment, we could have looked into it. For a party to take remedial action, a written order has to be there.” Justice Singh said: “If I were the High Court judge, I would have made my judgment operational only after three or four days when it is signed and ready. It is more on propriety than legality.

Governance of a state cannot be left in the lurch.” “Interference by a constitutional court in exercise of its power of judicial review pertaining to justifiability of Presidential proclamation is a serious issue. We will take on record the copy of the judgment and go through it. This matter may go to a Constitution bench,” observed the bench.



Rafale Combat

Aircraft Deal in the final stage


Defence minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the Rafale aircraft deal with France it is not complete as yet, but at an “advanced stage” and the intention is to “close it quite soon”.


The government “saved” public money and the deal has resulted in a gain of “technological knowledge” and “strengthening the air power to defend the border”, it had said. “I can only tell you this much that while the deal is in quite an advanced stage, and we intent to close it quite soon, I still can’t say that negotiations are totally cleared until we sign the deal or at least the deal is forwarded to the Cabinet for approval,” Parrikar said. The cost of the 36 Rafales, as per the earlier tender, comes to around Rs 65,000 crore. India has been bargaining for a price that is less than 8 billion Euro (Rs 59,000 crore). “The deal to buy 36 state-of-the-art Rafale aircraft from France at 12 billion dollar (Rs 80000 crore) was re-negotiated and finalised at 8.8 billion dollar (around Rs 59000 crore),” the BJP tweet said. The government “saved” public money and the deal has resulted in a gain of “technological knowledge” and “strengthening the air power to defend the border”, it had said. Rafales are twin-engine Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA)

manufactured by Dassault Aviation, a French firm. Rafale fighter jets are positioned as ‘omnirole’ aircrafts that are capable to perform a wide-range of combat roles such as air supremacy, interdiction, aerial reconnaissance, ground support, in-depth strike, anti-ship strike and nuclear deterrence. Six renowned aircraft manufacturers competed to bag the contract of 126 fighter jets, which was touted to be the largest-ever defence procurement deal of India. The Initial bidders were Lockheed Martin’s F-16s, Boeing’s F/A-18s, Eurofighter Typhoon, Russia’s MiG-35, Sweden’s Saab’s Gripen and Rafale. All aircrafts were tested by the IAF and after careful analysis on the bids, two of them — Eurofighter and Rafale — were shortlisted. Dassault bagged the contract to provide 126 fighter jets, as it was the lowest bidder and the aircraft were said to be easy to maintain.




Over 2 lakh


visa applications The US has received over 2,36,000 H-1B applications in just five days of opening up the process early this month for the most sought-after work visa for IT professionals, including from India and has completed the computerised draw of lots. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it has completed the computerised draw of lots for granting 65,000 H-1B visas. WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

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The computerised draw of lots would determine the successful applicants for the 65,000 Congressional mandated H-1B visas and another 20,000 for the foreign students who have completed their higher studies from a US academic institute in subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the statement said. The USCIS will reject and return all unselected petitions along with their filing fees, unless the petition is found to be a duplicate filing, it said. As announced on March 16 this year, the USCIS will begin premium processing for H-1B cap cases no later than May 16. 38


A senior Nasscom executive said that “the details would take some time to emerge but Indian companies such as TCS, Infosys and Wipro are expected to get a lion’s share of the visas. Canada and the Phillipines are the closest competitors.” Nasscom, estimates local IT firms would incur an extra $400 million a year in costs due to the spike in visa fees. H1-B visa, popular among Indian techies, is used by American companies to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialised knowledge in fields such as science, engineering and computer programming.

the details would take some time to emerge but Indian companies such as TCS, Infosys and Wipro are expected to get a lion’s share of the visas. Canada and the Phillipines are the closest competitors.



Indian CEO of Cognizant

Francisco Dsouza 40

Francisco Dsouza was born 23 August 1968, is the CEO of Cognizant and was part of the team that founded the NASDAQ-100 company in 1994. In 2007, at the age of 38, he took over from Lakshmi Narayanan, who was promoted to Vice Chairman. Francisco is Cognizant’s CEO since January 2007 . Francisco D’Souza is among the youngest Chief Executive Officers in the software services sector.


D’Souza, is of Goan origin (PIO), from a Konkani-speaking family and was born in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa. His father, Placido D’Souza was a diplomat with the Indian Foreign Services (ex India’s Consul General in New York and High Commissioner in Port of Spain, Hong Kong and Nairobi). His mother was Sushila. His sisters are Jacinta, Lucia, and Maria. D’Souza holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of East Asia, Macau, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.


Francisco D’Souza has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology industry, in both operational and advisory roles. 1st January 2007, D’Souza was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Cognizant. D’Souza was elected Chief Operating Officer (COO) in December 2003. From November 1999 to December 2003, he served as Senior Vice President (SVP), North American Operations and Business Development. From March 1998 to November 1999, he served as Vice President (VP), North American Operations and Business Development and as Director-North American Operations and Business

Development from June 1997 to March 1998. From January 1996 to June 1997, D’Souza was engaged as a consultant. From February 1995 to December 1995, D’Souza was employed as Product Manager at Pilot Software. Between 1992 and 1995, D’Souza held various marketing, business development, and technology management positions as a Management Associate at The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation in Germany, the United States and India.

D’Souza has received the following honors:

Entrepreneur of the Year finalist * 2005 - The Economic Times Entrepreneur Award * 2009 - Named among “America’s Best CEOs” by Institutional Investor magazine * 2013 - Named among “100 CEO Leaders in STEM” by STEMconnector * 2013 - Recognized as the Best CEO in the Multinational Company category by Forbes India magazine as part of its 2013 Leadership Awards. * 2014 - “Newsmaker of the Year” by The Financial Express

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Village of creative handloom weavers Elampillai is a small village situated in the district of Salem in the state of Tamilnadu, India. It is around 25 KM from the Salem town. It is a thinly populated village. The people here are engaged in agriculture and handloom weaving. The average educational level is around 10th standard.

Handloom Industry Elampillai is well known for handloom products in silk, cotton, polyester and silkhon (110 Dinear). The major community who is WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

engaged in weaving is Vanniyar. It is from Elampillai, Silk Sarees are send to Tirupathi temple for decorating the deity during poojas. They are sending around 100 Sarees per month through Cooptex, the co-operative society of handlooms in Tamilnadu. The specialty of Elampillai Saree is the Butta designs in the pallu and border.


INDIAN DIASPORA FINE ART sarees are weaved. They also weave silk fabric for shirts.



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Elampillai handlooms are well known for the durability of the colours used in the yarn. The quality of colour gives the durability. The count used in weaving gives the softness and hardness of the fabric. Count means the number of threads used in the length and breadth for weaving known as warp and weft respectively. In Elampillai the count used is 80 by 80 for weaving. The width of the saree comes to 51 inches. Each and every thread of the Elampillai handloom saree is hand woven. Each weaver works from home with all his / her family members helping in different steps of the process. In Elampillai cotton, silk, polyester and silkhon (110 Dinear) handloom WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

The process of manufacturing an Elampillai handloom Saree starts with dyeing the silk yarn. Dyeing is the coloring process of the yarn by dipping the yarn in the boiled color water in very high temperature, higher the temperature durability of colour will be more. Dyeing of the yarn is done making sure that the color is spread uniformly throughout the yarn and it does not affect the quality of the yarn. The coloring process is a very crucial step in getting a good colourful saree. The colours are applied as per the specifications of the designers and also some times as per the orders from customers who orders for a designer Saree. After coloring, the silk yarn is dried in shade. Drying yarn in sun can be harmful to yarn.

Weaving After dyeing and drying the yarn it is converted to thread

and is loaded as warp which is called pavvu and then it is loaded into the loom for actual weaving. It is also rolled over small sticks to use for weft. One pavvu will make 13 sarees. It will take 1 month to complete weaving of one pavvu. Elampillai handloom sarees are traditionally woven in the interlocked-weft technique.

Designs The

design required on the saree is initially drawn in a computer and then this is punched into a card and these cards are loaded in Jacard in the loom. Jacard is a box like structure which is fixed in the top of the loom. There will be needles in the Jacard which

Elampillai handlooms are well known for the durability of the colours used in the yarn. The quality of colour gives the durability. The count used in weaving gives the softness and hardness of the fabric.

will read the punched cards and control the weaving of weft.

Decline of


industry in Elampillai

Due to the high cost of silk yarn now the weavers of Elampillai struggling to continue in the profession. Now there are only very few weavers weaving Elampillai silk handloom products. Once famous Elampillai Handloom products are now becoming extinct due to the high cost of silk yarn and low wages prevailing in the industry. Previously Elampillai was full of talented weavers who used to do magic in the looms to produce the best handloom products. There is an emergency situation to take necessary action to protect the traditional Elampillai handloom products.

Voice of handloom weaver’s

The weavers of Elampillai blame the mushrooming

power looms for the high cost of silk yarn. The weavers demand a responsible role by the government to protect the handloom industry by providing subsidy for yarn and a rehabilitation package for the weavers who are suffering due to high cost of yarn and low wages prevailing in the industry. They hope that if the government takes the responsibility to support the handloom industry by way of showcasing and marketing the handloom products, the industry can survive or else the present situation has started the end of handloom industry in Elampillai. The new generation is not interested in the profession

due to the hard labour and long hours to bring out the finished product, the returns are also not lucrative to make them stay in the profession. Due to the non availability of weavers the handloom industry is fastly shifting to power looms.



BAZIGAR with ethnical identity



Bazigars are a nomad gipsy-folk of India and Pakistan who are found throughout North India. They live a different life from the surrounding Hindu population and still preserve the ethnical identity.


They mostly make their livings as jugglers, makers, basket-weavers and fortune-tellers and in true European gipsy fashion each clan has its king. They are found in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

The Bazigar are further subdivided into five sub-groups, the Jogi, Badtia (vertiya), Mushal (muchhals), Dharamsot and Namsout. The first four sub-divisions cannot intermarry, but Namsout only marry within the clan. The Bazigar were either Hindu or Muslim, but with the departure of their Muslim patrons, the Bazigar have embraced Sikhism. They have also abandoned their traditional dialect Bazigar boli for standard Punjabi.

The name Bazigar is derived from the Urdu word bazi, which means an acrobat. They claims to be Chauhan Rajputs, who took the occupation of acrobatics to escape the persecution and attempts of forcefull convertion to Islam during the period of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. They have now been granted Scheduled Caste status in Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. The Bazigar speak their own dialect, known as bazigar boli, while speaking in Hindi with outsiders.




History of

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Ahluwalia is derived from a place name Ahlu + -walia, a Panjabi adjectival suffix. According to Ibbetson (1916), Ahlu is the name of a village near Lahore which was founded by Sada Singh Kalal, a man of the Kalal community. The Ahluwalia or Ahluwale Caste are a Punjabi community in the Punjab region of northwestern India. There are many stories regarding the Ahluwalia community. The identity of Ahluwalia caste is that of ‘Kalal’. Kalal is a caste of professional distillers and wine-sellers. During 18th century , one of the member of Kalal caste by the name of Jassa Kalal converted to Sikhism and rose to prominence . His descendants started calling themselves ‘Ahluwalia’ because Jassa Kalal was from the village ‘Ahlo’. Ahluwalia is a Sikh clan from India, that originated from a misl of the same name; the name Ahluwalia is derived from Ahlu, the ancestral village of the misl leaders. The Ahluwalia misl was one of the 12 major Sikh misls, and held land to the north of Sutlej river. Sultan ul Quam Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia was born at the village of Ahlu, in Lahore district of Punjab, (Majha region), in

the year 1718. Ahlu village was established by his ancestor, Sadda singh, a disciple of the sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Gobind. His forefathers were Kalals (wine merchants) and hence, he is also referred to as “Jassa Singh Kalal”. Jassa Singh, is said to have been the most powerful and influential chief that the Sikhs ever had till the rise of Ranjit Singh. The Ahluwalias ruled Kapurthala, a district in the Panjab which was once a small princely state.


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at His Best Fan is not an everyday movie, where one would get to watch in the theaters. It is more of emotional kind, which you can relate to, very closely. WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016


SRK nailed that tough thing

Right from the first show, Fan acquired blockbuster talk unanimously and there are several reasons for this range of success.

Walking, smiling, talking, fighting, and what not, everything Gaurav does in the movie, imitating his favorite star, Aryan.

hah Rukh Khan, after the huge disaster like Dilwale, has bounced back with ‘Fan’, a worth watching film. King Khan was last seen in a double role in ‘Duplicate’ movie in 1998. Again it is now, he attempted this feat.

Main plot Gaurav, a die hard fan of Aryan, aspires to meet his favorite star and the process he chooses to meet, makes Aryan target his

fan. The consequences of the duo’s battle, is rest of the story all about.

Imitating a popular star might not be a deal, as we regularly follow all his movies. But, have you ever had a dream of imitating yourself? Tough right? But the King Khan did that tough thing, with super perfection. Though it was Shah Rukh himself, who played Gaurav’s character, he still managed to enter into one of his die hard fans shoes and showed all the emotions through Gaurav’s character.

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Shah Rukh Khan’s performance as Gaurav in negative shade deserves a huge appreciation. Not being sarcastic, but I can say that, after a long time, SRK got something to do with the acting too. such craze, what are the efforts, the stars take and once acquired such image, how they will worry of losing it, and what are the consequences, the stars face from the fans, and more such things, are dealt clearly in the Fan movie.


Right point made big The star falling back of fan or to say the rivalry between the duo, is the interesting point, the movie’s trailer hinted. The same point was projected on the big screen, with super

perfect thrilling experience.

SRK’s acting came out Shah Rukh Khan’s performance as Gaurav in negative shade deserves a huge appreciation. Not being sarcastic, but I can say that,

after a long time, SRK got something to do with the acting too.

screenplay, is linked up with the perfect background score.

No songs, so what?

No more black days to SRK

The movie has no songs and fortunately no one is worried about it, as the engaging

With the stupendous success of the first film in 2016, the King Khan fans are now

anticipating that, black days are gone to SRK with 2015 and the right days with back to back blockbusters have started with 2016. Hope their anticipation turns true and SRK would roar like before.


William and Kate

The Royal Dinner


in Mumbai

The Royal dinner in honour of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, was attended by the who’s who of Bollywood, business and culture world of India on Sunday night in Mumbai.















Jacki Chan

Tiger Shroff

Introduced as the successor of actor Jackie Shroff, Tiger made a huge impact with his debut movie Heropanti. The film showcased his acting skills and his stupendous dance movements along with his stylish stunts that he performed with ease. He has become one of the most wanted Bollywood actors among the youngsters now.




Born on March 2nd 1990, the actor has been trained specially in martial arts along with other crafts of films before he made his debut in movies. He managed not to disappoint the fan base of his father Jackie Shroff and his original name was Jai Hemant Shroff and he has a younger sister Krishna Shroff. He did his schooling at the American School of Bombay and attended Amity University. He holds a fifth degree black belt in Taekwondo and he even trained many actors in building up their physique. In September 2009, Shroff was said to have declined the lead role in the remake of TV show Fauji.In January 2010, it was reported that Subash Ghai would be launching Shroff in the remake of his father's 1983 film Hero, though Shroff eventually rejected the offer.In May 2011, it was reported that Aamir Khan was also keen on signing Shroff, however, the news was eventually termed as false. In June 2012, Shroff was finally signed on by Sajid Nadiadwala to make his debut in Heropanti. Heropanti released on 23 May 2014 and proved to be WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

In September 2009, Shroff was said to have declined the lead role in the remake of TV show Fauji. In January 2010, it was reported that Subash Ghai would be launching Shroff in the remake of his father's 1983 film Hero a box office success, despite mixed reviews from critics. For his debut performance, Shroff garnered mainly mixed to positive reviews, with critics predominately praising his dancing skills and ability to perform stunts. Sabbir Khan directed the movie and Kriti Sanon played the

female lead in the movie. Sajid Nadiadwala produced Heropanti on Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainments banner. After an enough gap, he is now back with his next movie titled Baaghi which happened to be the remake of Telugu super hit movie Varsham. Sabbir Khan took the responsibility to direct the movie and the movie has been laced with emotions and entertainment which has been majorly filled with action episodes all over. Telugu actor Sudheer Babu played the negative lead in the movie and the chemistry between Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor is the major highlight of Baaghi. The stunning stunts performed by Tiger Shroff and the stupendous action episodes between Tiger and Sudheer are said to be the other highlights of the film. The movie has been declared as a blockbuster and Sajid Nadiadwala produced the movie.



Iron in

Rajini hands!

Amy Jackso


Amy Jackson. As the name itself gives the hint, that she is not an Indian and was born to British parents, Alan Jackson and Marguerita Jackson and has an elder sister named Alicia Jackson.



TARRYEYED After her college, Amy at the age of 16, entered into the modeling industry and won in the Miss Teen World competition in 2009 and also ‘Miss Liverpool’ title in 2010.

Modelling to Madrasapattinam She was later spotted by a Tamil director A L Vijay and that’s how Amy got ‘Madrasapattinam’ as her first movie offer in Kollywood.


As the movie is based on the periodic drama, it was away from the commercial elements. But the subject demanded the strong acting skills, which helped Amy to expose her full length performance well. After that movie, Amy was offered a female lead character in the feel good love story ‘Ek Deewana Tha’ in Bollywood, under Gautham Menon’s direction. The movie is the remake of Telugu ‘Ye Maya Chesave’. Unlike in Telugu and Tamil, the movie could not make any impact in Bollywood.

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The weak concept and screenplay, made ‘I’ receive an average success. But Shankar then gave bigger shock, by opting Amy Jackson for the second time, in his prestigious film Robo 2.0.

her god father AL Vijay for a heroine’s role in Vikram’s ‘Thaandavam’ movie. Unlike ‘Madrasapattinam’, Vijay made Thaandavam, an out ant out commercial entertainer. But unfortunately, the movie has received a negative response and so could not help Amy to move forward in her career. Because of her bad fate at that time, Amy even did not mind to accept a small role in Ram Charan’s Yevadu. Though the movie was a commercial success, it could not help the little girl to speed up her career.

‘I’ offer was unexpected But the Kollywood industry was shocked, after the huge Shankar has chosen Amy Jackson as the female lead opposite Vikram in ‘I’. The movie was shot for a long time and received huge hype even before the release. That hype just helped the movie to get good openings, but could not help in sustaining the run, for longer time.

Robo 2 with iron leg! The weak concept and screenplay, made ‘I’ receive an average success. But Shankar then gave bigger shock, by opting Amy Jackson for the second time, in his prestigious film Robo 2.0. Till date, none of Amy Jackson’s films were termed as the blockbusters. But the high budgeted Robo 2 can recover the money, only if it gets a blockbuster. How far, the iron leg lady, would influence Robo’s result has become a question now. Amy Jackson’s last outing was Theri, which was again opened to the mixed reviews. However, Amy is just the second female lead in the film, after Samantha. Currently, Amy kept her complete hopes on Robo 2.0 and is hoping that, the movie would lift her career, to the new heights. Hope her dreams would turn true with Rajinikanth’s starrer.



The all vegetable delight from God’s own country



Preparation Time : 15 Mins Cook Time : 35 - 40 Mins Serves : 5 - 6

Aviyal is a classic Kerala recipe. It is a delightful mix of all kinds of vegetables in yoghurt & grated coconut and is seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves. Its really a personal choice to use veggies like carrot, elephant yam, drumstick, snake gourd, potato, beans, cucumber, plantain and what not? WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

Aviyal is a mild dish which can be served well with rice and also very nutritious . The uniqueness of aviyal is that this tasty dish is usually made of all the leftover vegetables.

How to prepare Chop all the vegetables to fine pieces. Heat coconut oil in a pressure cooker or thick bottom vessel.


Add vegetables, turmeric water, little salt and mix well.

Raw Banana - 1/2 cup peeled and cut lengthwise

Add ½ cup boiling water and cook it on a low flame until the veggies turn soft.

Brinjal - 1/2 cup cut lengthwise Drumstick - 1/2 cup cut lengthwise Potato - 1/2 cup cut lengthwise Carrot - 1/2 cup cut lengthwise Elephant Yam - 1/2 cup cut Cucumber - 1/2 cup cut lengthwise String Beans - 5 cut lengthwise Cluster Beans - 5 cut lengthwise White Pumpkin - 1/2 cup cut

Grind coconut with green chillies and cumin seeds and Shallots into paste and keep it aside. Heat 1 tsp coconut oil in a fry pan. Add the cooked veggies and stir well. Add the coconut paste and combine.

Snake Gourd - 1/2 cup cut Turmeric Powder - 1.5 tsp Salt to taste Water - 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup Sour Raw Mango - 1/2 cup Tamarind Pulp - 2 tsp or to taste

For Grinding: Coconut - 2 cup grated Green Chilli - 4 to 5 Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp Shallots - 1

For Tempering / Seasoning:

Remove from fire and allow to cool. Add Sour Raw Mango and Tamarind Pulp and mix gently. 1Garnish it with curry leaves. The yummy and tasty Aviyal is ready. Aviyal is a nostalgic food for all the Keralites. It is healthy, because it can contain all kinds of vegetable in one dish. You can have it with rice during lunch or dinner. Aviyal is a must dish in all vegetable feasts.

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Risk increases with lower fat Hormone levels A new research revealed that people with low fat hormone levels are more prone to post-traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD ) symptoms, upon exposure to a traumatic event.


PTSD individuals relive past traumas over and over again as they will be bound in a virtual prison of memories. The University of Texas Health Science Centre in the US, School of Medicine professor and study senior author Xin-Yun Lu said, “Once the threat is no longer there, the fear should go away, but in PTSD it keeps flashing back.” The research findings could help in the development of new PTSD treatment. Injecting the adiponectin hormone, which is secreted by fat cells called adipocytes, showed to decrease fear in PTSD mouse model. The mouse were trained to associate with a setting containing mild unpleasant stimulus. The mouse showed

a fear response, as expected, when exposed to the setting again. Fearful memories were formed in the mice, which lacked adiponectin like healthy mice. But they could not let the fear go easily, when they were placed again in the same setting without unpleasant stimulus. But, the mice in which adiponectin was injected before training, showed faster learning in overcoming fear, according to the measurements. Lu noted that, “In the PTSD animal model, the circulating adiponectin is low, data suggest. If the genes encoding adiponectin and its receptor are disrupted, the mice extinguish fear responses much slower. If adiponectin levels are

elevated in the brain, the mice get extinction faster.” Adiponectin impairment is implicated in metabolic diseases like Type-2 diabetes and obesity. Lu said that the hormone has an effective role to play beyond its metabolic control, as per the new research that was published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. “It is interesting that this hormone promotes fear extinction. Increasing adiponectin levels or activating its specific receptors might facilitate extinction-based exposure treatments for PTSD and other trauma- and stressrelated disorders,” Lu noted.



Do not Worry if your

Kid Talks Back! 72

Is your kid talking back? It may drive you crazy, but do not worry! It is a way to help them become happier and more successful adults. True! The concept is the one agreed by experts and Psychologists. According to experts, “Kids talking back” is actually developmentally healthy for them. The inability to say “No” that means the inability to set personal boundaries is a common cause for human suffering. If your kid is pushing back, it is not a great sign for their development. They should be able to go forward and negotiate. As per a Psychologist Joseph P. Allen, who was the head of a study conducted for the University of Virginia, “We tell parents to think of those arguments not as a nuisance but as a critical training ground.” If your kids are pushing back your authority as a parent, WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

they are able to exert a sense of control over their lives. And it is a skill that they are practicing with you. They are trying to negotiate with you. That means they are learning those critical negotiation skills required to stand up to pressure or danger, while taking crucial decisions of life. Isn’t that great?

Grasp the message early on! It is important for parents to understand that kids come into the world with their own paths to follow. They actually begin to teach this lesson to us at a very early age. Their deeds are one way of veritably screaming at us: “It’s not about you; it’s about me!”

All you have to do is teach your child to challenge you with respect. Set expectations and positive examples of appropriate communication. Help them understand that they have to be responsible for the consequences of their actions. Train them to practice control with grace, respect, self-awareness and calmness. This helps your child negotiate well during adverse or risky circumstances. Kids are independent beings with their own thoughts, ideas and feelings. It is their journey and it is just your privilege to supervise their journey!

It is important for parents to understand that kids come into the world with their own paths to follow. They actually begin to teach this lesson to us at a very early age.



Bhubaneswar at one point of time is said to have had over a thousand temples. The most famous one is Lingaraj Temple



Abode of Lord

Tribhubaneswar Bhubaneswar is the capital city of the state of Orissa or Odhisha, India. Bhubaneswar is situated in the eastern coastal plains of Orissa and south-west of the Mahanadi River at an altitude of 45 meters above sea level. The modern city of Bhubaneswar was designed by the German architect Otto Konigsberg in 1946. History The city has a long history of over 2000 years starting with Chedi dynasty (around 2nd century BC) that had Sisupalgarh near present-day Bhubaneswar as their capital. Historically Bhubaneswar

has been known by different names such as Toshali, Kalinga Nagari, Nagar Kalinga, Ekamra Kanan, Ekamra Kshetra and Mandira Malini Nagari otherwise known as the temple city of India. Together with Puri, Konark and Bhubaneswar forms the ‘Swarna Tribhuja’ (the

‘Golden Triangle’), one of the most visited destinations in East India. It has a proud possession of magnificent sculptures and architectural heritage, coupled with the sanctity as Ekamra Kshetra, makes it one of the great Hindu religious centres of Orissa since early medieval days. MAY 2016 | WWW.AZWISHESH.COM


Bhubaneswar City of temples

Lingaraj Temple

Bhubaneswar at one point of time is said to have had over a thousand temples. The most famous ones are Lingaraj Temple, Lakshmanesvara group of temples, Parasuramesvara Temple, Svarnajalesvara Temple, Muktesvara Temple, Rajarani Temple, Vaital Temple, Brhamesvara temple, Meghesvara temple, Vaskaresvara Temple, Ananta Vasudeva Temple, Sari Temple, Kapilesvara Temple, Markandesvara temple, Yamesvara temple, Chitrakarini temple, Sisiresvara Temple. 76

Lingaraj Temple The 10th or 11th century Lingaraj temple of Bhubaneswar has been described as “the truest fusion of dream and reality”. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Lingaraj temple has been rated as one of the finest examples of Hindu temples in India by Ferguson, the noted art critic and historian. The surface of the 55 m-high Lingaraj temple is covered with carvings. Tradition among Hindus exist, that one should visit the Lingaraj Temple before visiting the Jagannath temple at Puri. The great Lingaraj temple represents Orissan temple architecture at its most mature and fully developed stage. It has, in fact, been described WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

The 10th or 11th century Lingaraj temple of Bhubaneswar has been described as “the truest fusion of dream and reality”

as ‘time quintessence of Orissan architecture’. Sanskrit texts hold that there was a stone temple here as early as the seventh century AD, and fragments of this earlier structure do seem to appear in the extant building. The deul (tower) of the Lingaraj temple reaches a height of just over 180 feet (55 meters). It is completely curvilinear, and

the extraordinary soaring tower can be seen to incorporate miniature replicas of itself, in turrets inserted on the ribs of the spire. In addition to the deul and the Jagmohana (porch), the Lingaraj temple adds two other structures: Natyamandira - hall of dance, which is undoubtedly associated with the prominent devadasi system and Bhogmandap - hall of offering. By the time the Lingaraj temple was constructed, the Jagannath cult had become predominant throughout Orissa. This has reflected in the fact that the temple deity here, the Svayambhu linga, is not, as in all other cases, strictly a Shiva linga. It is considered to be a ‘Hari-Hara’ linga, that is, half Lord Shiva and half Lord Vishnu. There are 150 subsidiary shrines within the immense Lingaraj temple complex.

Mukteswar Temple

Mukteswar Temple

The small and elegant Mukteswar temple (AD 950) is often referred to as the “miniature gem of Orissan architecture”. In addition to its beauty, the Mukteswar temple has importance as a transition point between the early and later phases of the Kalinga School of temple architecture. Many elements of the old with new designs and conceptions are successfully combined. Many of the innovations took root and became essential features of all later temples. Mukteswar temple is known

as the “harbinger of the new culture”. The relationship with older structures can be immediately seen in the small size of the temple - 35 feet (11 meters) high at the pinnacle of the tower. The latticed windows of the ‘Jagmohana’ (porch) and the octagonal compound wall seems to have been patterned on an earlier structure which now exists only in fragmentary form. Muktesvara temple’s stunningly beautiful gateway was strongly based on the earlier architecture. The ‘Torana’ (arched gateway) of the Mukteswar temple deserves special attention. It’s extraordinarily beautiful sculpture includes elaborate scrolls, graceful female figures, monkeys, peacocks, and a wealth of delicate and lovely decorative detail. The Jagmohana building here has become a structure in its own right, and is seen as the later shape of a terraced pyramid (although the internal shape has not become a real square). Over the doorway to the inner sanctum, the ninth planet of the Indian astrology (Ketu, identified by the canopied, three hooded snake) can be seen. On the eastern side of the temple compound is a sacred tank, and in the south west corner is a well which is said to cure fertility problems. Several small shrines can be seen within the compound, many with lingam inside. MAY 2016 | WWW.AZWISHESH.COM


Parsurameswar Temple


The Parsurameswar temple (650 AD) is the earliest temple, and is based on style, as well as on the eight planets which appear over the door to the inner sanctum. In later temples, there are nine. This small temple shows the early stages of development of the two main Orissan temple components: the beehive-shaped tower (generally referred to as the deul) and the porch in front of the tower (generally called the Jagmohana). The tower is built in successive, inwardtapering stories, marked by loti form corner pieces. Light enters the interior through skylights, doors, and pierced latticed windows. The rectangular niches running around the base of the porch contain images of diverse deities. Although this was a Siva temple, it is interesting to note that images of Vishnu, as well as the Vedic nature deities of Indra, Surya and Yama appear, in addition to a group of seven mother Goddesses. On the southern wall is a fine image of Karttikeya (one of the sons of Siva) riding on a peacock, his traditional mount.

Rajarani temple The Rajarani temple, dating back to the eleventh century, is set in open paddy fields, WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

and the entire structure exudes grace and elegance. The name Rajarani is related to the lovely red-and- gold sandstone used in its construction, a stone which is locally known as Rajarania. The deul (tower), is spectacularly ornate, and is famous for the aesthetic concept of miniature temple spires clustered around the main tower. The sculptural images of the temple are elegant and lively, especially the beautiful female figures which can be seen in amorous dalliance, as well as engaged in such activities as holding children, looking in mirrors, and playing with pet birds. On the lower register of the deul, on the corner projections, are found the famous ‘Guardians of the Eight Directions’, watching over and radiating the temple’s power to the eight cardinal points. Beginning from the left of the entrance to the deul and proceeding in a clockwise direction, they are: Indra (east, chief of the 33 Vedic nature deities); Agni (south-east, Vedic God of fire); Yama (south, God of death); Nirriti (south-west, deity related to suffering); Varuna (west, a Vedic deity of the ocean); Vayu (north-west, wind God); Kubera (north, lord of wealth, shown here with a wish-fulfilling tree); and Ishana (north-east, a form of Shiva).

Vaital Temple The Vaital Temple (AD 800) represents the Khakhara order

(a subdivision of the Kalinga School of architecture) which was used for shrines devoted to tantric cults. The deul (tower) of the temple has the most striking difference. It is rectangular in shape, positioned at a right angle to the Jagmohana (porch). A brief look at the Vaital Temple will show an extremely accomplished style of sculptural decoration. The temple was dedicated to Tantric worship, which combined elements from certain sects of both Buddhism and Hinduism, centered on the worship of Shakti, the female life force. It developed elaborate rituals involving magic spells, secret rituals and sacrificial offerings. The interior of the Vaital Temple’s inner sanctum is almost completely dark, in keeping with the esoteric rites believed to have been performed there. The temple deity is of Chamundi (tantric form of the Hindu goddess Durga) is dimly visible behind the grille, portrayed with a garland of skulls around her neck, seated on a corpse, flanked by an owl and a jackal. Her emaciated body, sunken eyes, and shrunken belly are quite remarkable. On the outer, eastern face of the tower there is an extremely fine image of the sun god, Surya, with a sensitive and beautiful face. He is flanked by Usha and Pratyusha, twin sisters

Parsurameswar Temple

The Parsurameswar temple (650 AD) is the earliest temple, and is based on style, as well as on the eight planets which appear over the door to the inner sanctum. of the dawn, while his chariot is driven by Aruna. This is a motif that later developed fully in the Sun Temple at Konark. The first erotic sculptures known in Orissan art are found here, in a sunken transitional panel on the super-structure. It has been suggested that these images, which are a sort of catalogue of positions, had real relevance to the tantric rituals of this particular temple.

Khandagiri & Udayagiri The twin hills of Kumargiri and Kumarigiri known as Khandagiri & Udayagiri, has served as the site of an ancient Jain monastery which

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was carved into cave like chambers in the face of the hill. These caves, with artistic carvings date back to the 2nd century BC. The magnificent artistic carvings are the Rani Gumpha (Queen’s Cave) and the Hathi Gumpha (Elephant Cave) are of special attention. The Hathi Gumpha has carved chronicles of King Kharavela’s reign of 1st - 2nd century BC. Khandagiri, with its 15 caves on the left and Udayagiri on the right.


The rocks of the Khandagiri and Udayagiri hills were carved and tunneled, to create this multi-storied ancient apartment residence for Jain monks. They were the work of the first known Orissan ruler, King Kharavela, and probably begun in the first century BC. Kharavela was a king of the Mahameghavahana dynasty, who is known for expansion of the Kalinga Empire and his installation of public improvements, such as canal systems. His queen was evidently quite a patron of the arts, and probably had much to do with the impressive sculptural decoration of the caves. The 18 caves of Udayagiri include the famous Hathi Gumpha (‘Elephant Cave’) with its famous inscription of Kharavela from which we can learn much about Kharavela’s military exploits, gated towers of his royal city, bathing and drinking tanks, the scenes of formally organized music WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

and dance performances, as well as sporting and social events. The famous Rani Gumpha (‘Queen’s Cave’), also on Udayagiri, has upper and lower stories, a spacious courtyard, and elaborate sculptural friezes. The carvings show popular legends, historical scenes, and religious functions, as well as many dancers. The Ganesh Gumpha, which is reached by a walkway from the lower storey of the Rani Gumpha, is isolated, and perhaps for this reason, better preserved. Its two dwelling-spaces with verandah in front are reached by a short staircase from the courtyard. All of the caves are small, and follow the natural configurations of the ‘living rock’. The sculpture throughout exhibits a strong, lively folk element, which has been executed with a sure and confident hand. The spaces are filled with animal, human, and divine personages and decorative details, showing the love of the Orissan artist for richly elaborated scenes. In Khandagiri there is a magnificent Jain temple which can be seen from Udayagiri.

Dhauli Giri Dhauli Giri is the place looking down on the plains that bore witness to the gruesome war waged on Kalinga by the Mauryan emperor Asoka the Great. It was here that Asoka, full of remorse after

Dhauli Giri is the place looking down on the plains that bore witness to the gruesome war waged on Kalinga by the Mauryan emperor Asoka the Great. the Kalinga War in 261 BC, renounced his blood thirsty campaign and turned to Buddhism. It is here that Asoka, the terrible, was transformed into Asoka, the compassionate. Asoka erected two main edicts in Kalinga, one in Dhauli and the other in Jayagarh. The principles of Asoka which reflects his compassion were inscribed on all the other edicts in his empire except Kalinga. In the Kalinga edicts he warned the people of Kalinga not to revolt and that he would take appropriate action if they did. This is in sharp contrast to all of his other edicts and proof of his political acumen. The edicts are remarkably well preserved, despite the fact

Dhauli Giri

Chousathi Yogini Temple that they date back to the 3rd century BC. A sculpted elephant, the universal symbol of Lord Buddha, tops the rock edicts. The Shanti Stupa or the peace pagoda, built through the IndoJapanese collaboration, in the early seventies by the Japan Buddha Sangha and Kalinga Nippon Buddha Sangha is in Dhauli Giri. From the top of Dhauli Giri we can see the battle field of the infamous Kalinga war. The river which flows side by is the Daya river which was first known as Kamini and then called Koon Pyasi due the blood of the battlers of the Kalinga war was flown into this river. When Emperor Asoka repented for the war

and changed his mind to embrace Buddhism the river was renamed as Daya Nadhi.

Chousathi Yogini Temple On the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, 15 km southeast of the city at Hirapur is a small, circular temple, the Yogini Temple, dating to the early ninth century. It is hypaethral (open to the sky), and belongs to a genre of architecture completely apart from the major Orissan school. Although it seems that temples of this type existed throughout India at one time, today only four remains. Two of them are in Orissa; the shrine at Hirapur, and one in the far

western reaches of the state, at Ranipur-Jharial. The temple’s circular wall, which is barely 2 metre high, contains 64 niches within its inner circumference. All except one of these contain an image of a Yogini Goddess. Some of the Goddesses are portrayed with sensual bodies and jeweled bodices, others with horrific shrunken features, still others with animal heads. Even today, standing in the deserted temple with bright sunshine pouring in, one senses a strange emanation from the temple, and this feeling is in keeping with its original purpose. Active between the ninth and thirteenth centuries, the MAY 2016 | WWW.AZWISHESH.COM


cults responsible for these temples worshipped Yogini Goddesses in expectation of the direct acquisition of supernatural powers. The Yoginis were thought to be able to confer on their devotees the power to become microscopic or gigantic in size, to control the body and mind of oneself and of others, to fly, become invisible, and myriad other useful abilities.


Locally known as Mahamaya Mandir, this hypaethral shrine facing east was discovered in 1953 by Kedarnath Mahapatra of the Orissa state Museum. The circular shrine measures 27.4 metre in circumference and 2.4 metre in height, have a frontal projection resembling “Yoni” (Vagina) female reproductive organ. The inner parts of the temple is made of locally available coarse sandstone, it harbours images of Yoginis. The pillar like structure in the middle of the temple represents the Penis – male reproductive organ. The image of Ten-armed presiding deity of the pitha is worshiped as Mahamaya and is the largest among the Yoginis. Whereas in the centre exists a lately restored Chandi Mandap displaying 4 Saivite figures and Yoginis, the entirely delicately rendered imagery notable for feminine beauty is carved in chlorite brought from elsewhere. The projected niches on the exterior of the edifice are studded with icons of WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

Nava Katyayinis made of sandstones. It is assignable to circa ninth century AD.

Nandan Kanan Nandan Kanan means ‘”garden of pleasure”, and this combination of zoo, botanical garden and sanctuary 20 km from Bhubaneswar, in the splendid environs of the Chandaka Forest, along the rippling waters of the Kanjia lake, fits the description. The zoo has created history in many ways. In 1967, a wild female tiger came to Nandan Kanan, scaling a high fence; she crept around until she found the tiger enclosure. She then climbed up a concrete

The zoo has also given a new lease of life to one of the rarest creatures of the world - the white tiger. Currently Nandan Kanan has one of the largest collections in the world with over 34 white tigers.

wall, and leapt down into the enclosure, thus perhaps becoming the only wild animal in existence, which has ever opted to join a zoo. In commenting on this rare occasion, the National Geographic magazine pointed out that Orissa must be the only place in the world with enough sophistication to have a modern, well designed zoo, and enough

tigers to stock it by voluntary membership! Nandan Kanan also has the distinction of the first captive breeding center for gharial crocodiles. The zoo has also given a new lease of life to one of the rarest creatures of the world - the white tiger. Currently Nandan Kanan has one of the largest collections in the world with over 34

white tigers. There are over 67 kinds of mammals, 18 varieties of reptiles and 81 species of birds coexist in the deeply forested boundaries of Nandan Kanan. There is also a very well maintained Aquarium in the Zoo premises.





Naughty to Action


Allu Arjun When Gangotri movie was announced, several doubts were raised on it, questioning that, how can a guy, with such immatured looks, be a hero. But the movie ended up, giving him a super hit. However, the success of Gangotri went into the account of the director Raghavendra Rao. Then the necessity of proving identity has arrived and then rose the second generation star from the mega family, Allu Arjun, with the never before stylish looks in ‘Arya’. With the tag called ‘Feel my WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

love’, he really did made everyone to fall and feel his love. Starting from there, Allu Arjun went on keeping his signature and soon emerged as the stylish star.

Popular as Bunny More than his actual name Arjun, he is more popular as Bunny, making one feel, that he is he guy




TOLLYWOOD The success of Sarrainodu, has now concreted Bunny’s position as a full fledged action hero and the actor is now looking forward with the similar kind of entertainers. next door. That feeling, made him popular even among the family audience.

Gona Ganna Reddy

When a star is coming from the huge mega family, they would have no other choice, other than selecting the action genre and turning as a full fledged action hero.

When Bunny was questioned about his reason to accept small roles, the Allu hero says, he loves Telugu cinema and is always ready to take it to the next level, with the good movies. He said this, after accepting a special role called ‘Gona Ganna Reddy’ in Rudramadevi movie.


Ever ready for experiments But the thing is completely different with Allu Arjun. Apart from being identified as an action hero through some notable films like Bunny, Badrinath, Race gurram, Rudramadevi etc, he still managed to look at experiments too. Performing the special roles in the small movies like Vedam, made him a true actor, which brought out his acting potentials to the full length.

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Bunny was applauded well for his stupendous performance in Rudramadevi movie. He even received immense of appreciations from the critics.

Rudramadevi inspired Sarrainodu! Rudramadevi movie hinted that, the stylish star can even handle the hardcore mass oriented films. Then

came Sarrainodu, under Boyapati Seenu’s direction. Boyapati, who earlier handled Simha and Legend, gave the huge blockbusters to Balakrishna, who is struggling to get a proper hit, for long. That made Allu Aravind, fall back of Boyapati and thus Sarrainodu came into a form. The movie is already in the theaters, and is running with the decent talk all over.

Sarrainodu- High dose action Bunny till date is identified for his naughty kind of roles, with the light-weight inclusion of action elements. But Sarrainodu, as expected has high dose of action, which is the identity of Boyapati. The success of Sarrainodu, has now concreted Bunny’s position as a full fledged action hero and the actor is now looking forward with the similar kind of entertainers. Reportedly, Allu Arjun’s next movie details would be out in the second week of June. Hope the legacy of the mega star continues for many more years, with all the succeeded heroes like Bunny, scores huge hits.







Queen Kajal Agarwal If the beauty decides to do something with Kajal Agarwal, I doubt what it would do, as it already done enough long back.


Started with a small role in Bollywood movie ‘Kyun Ho Gaya Na’, Kajal did not take much time to shine in the film industry. She got a notable break with Krishna Vamsi’s Chandamama and it is from there, she was eyed by the big makers.

Magadheera made, most demanding


In 2009, in the industry hit movie Magadheera, Kajal played the princess role. With the huge success of the film, Kajal has become one of the most demanding actress overnight She was chosen as the female lead opposite big stars like Jr NTR, Allu Arjun, Prabhas, Raviteja etc.







Small makers could not afford Kajal Occasionally she even used to go to Kollywood and come back to Tollywood again. As she was soon named as the commercial heroine, the small makers could not afford her into their films.

Hit, but did not stick to Bollywood This demand of the south actress was even smelled by the Bollywood audience, who pulled Kajal, giving the female lead offer in Singham, opposite Ajay Devgan. Fortunately, the movie has been registered as the huge success, collecting over Rs. 100 crores at the box office. That made several speculate that, Kajal would be sticking to Bollywood. Unlike other actresses, Kajal believed in Tollywood and did a number of films in only Telugu.

Her identity felt irrespective of movie’s result Her last outing here was Sardaar Gabbar Singh. The

But due to the tight competition in the north, Sruthi, with the intention of being under the safe zone, is unable to reject south movies. movie was released amidst of the huge expectations among Pawan Kalyan fans, but could not make any impact at the box office. But irrespective of the movie’s result, Kajal has been applauded for her tremendous acting skills in the film. The darling star played a modern queen role in Sardaar Gabbar Singh. The way she adopted the role and gave the performance was liked by many. After Sardaar Gabbar Singh, Kajal is awaiting her next release Brahmothsavam, which is scheduled for a grand release in the late summer. Mahesh Babu being the male lead, even this project has acquired huge craze, hinting that Kajal would make it big with Brahmotsavam.

release of her Bollywood movie titled ‘Do Lafzon Ki Kahaani’. The movie is scheduled for a release on June 10th. While Kajal’s earlier Hindi films like Singham, Special 23 were overshadowed by the huge stardom of Ajay Devgan and Akshay Kumar, a south actress like Kajal could not make much impact in those films. But the current ‘Do Lafzon Ki Kahaani’ has no such huge male star and so, Kajal is expected to make it big in Bollywood, this time.

However, the Temper star, several times mentioned that, she would prefer Telugu films over Hindi. So Telugu audience has no threat of losing her in the near future, even she gets popular in Bollywood.

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GPS Usage adds

Convenience to every day


Global positioning systems or GPS are used in almost all the aspects of life, these days. GPS has revolutionized technologies, which in turn became interactive as well as useful tools across industries.



The usage of GPS devices has no boundaries. It starts from navigating unfamiliar cities to locating missing people. Further, the advances in GPS devices made them more useful and accurate. GPS sensors are usually placed on the objects so as to track them. The technology is highly useful for scientific exploration/experimentation, fleet vehicle management and even in finding missing people. GPS sensors are used in the horse racing industry for delivering realtime data at the time of races. 94

The real-time data delivered through sensors are widely used across organizations in the sectors like law enforcement, entertainment, consumers and government entities. The technology is widely used even for governmental purposes by attaching sensors to missiles and planes. Leveraging the technology, the military personnel can plan proper resolution and attack positioning in situations like that of wartime. GPS devices aid in military targeting. They can be attached to airborne items for tracking missile paths, aircraft flight patterns and bombing patterns. The data WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

provided by the sensors would be helpful in analyzing and planning the targeted attacks. It is possible to check for the correct coordinates for an attack through other GPS locating devices. GPS devices are even ideal for marine use like satellite phone communications, satellite weather reports and depth reading technology. Combining the GPS

technology with the internet helps in revealing your location. However, in many cases GPS in the device must be turned on or enabled. These are few cases where GPS is placing a crucial role. Is it not revolutionary and signifying that technology evolves with society? Adaptation to GPS is simply adding convenience to every day life!

GPS devices aid in military targeting. They can be attached to airborne items for tracking missile paths, aircraft flight patterns and bombing patterns. The data provided by the sensors would be helpful in analyzing and planning the targeted attacks.





2016 The energy was high at recently married designer, Masaba Gupta's show, as she presented a traveller-centred collection of dresses, tops, jackets, trousers and saris with prints of chillies, 'chhap Tilak' and sliced garlic on the separates.










upta took inspiration from French photographer, Matthieu Venot and German artist, Katrin Bremermann in the rendering of the prints and while the two artists express their works in a more minimalist manner, Gupta's garments took a brighter turn. Actress Shraddha Kapoor walked for the show in a black pencil-shaved frill, pre-stitched sari with a black collar around the neck.




Do not make these Shampoo



Many of us make few basic mistakes while shampooing, which would actually leave us in surprise. Here are few mistakes to be avoided while shampooing, which is a fairy routine habit! Do not go for wrong shampoo Choose a shampoo that is apt for your hair type. For this you have to first determine the kind of hair you have, like if it is oily, brittle, dry, etc. To determine this, you may even consult a trichologist or a hair stylist. They will help you figure out what works the best for you. Totally avoid shampoo plus conditioners. They may look like great money savers, but in reality, a single product cannot really does the job of two. Stop using same shampoo for every wash to avoid product build-up.

Do not apply shampoo on partially wet hair Wet your hair thoroughly before going for a shampoo. Only then, the product can work thoroughly. Or else, it would leave your hair dry. Ensure to stand under shower or run water through your head for at least 2-3 minutes prior to applying shampoo.

Do not begin with same part of your scalp Never begin shampooing with the same

part of your scalp always, as there is a danger of that spot turning dry. Remember that shampoos are meant for hair roots than hair ends. So focus more shampooing your roots and apply more conditioner to hair ends.

Do not wash hair every day Washing your hair every day could leave your hair dry out. You may shampoo at most every alternate day. Use any dry shampoo to suck out dirt from your hair. This may also give some added texture to hair.

Don’t rinse shampoo out too soon It is inadvisable to rinse shampoo out of your hair too soon. Rinsing very early means your shampoo is not getting a chance to work on hair. Instead, leave it for few minutes after lathering it. Later wash it out. It is not good to wash with hot shower. Use cold water to rinse out your hair. This would help you seal off the hair cuticle and leaves your hair soft and shiny, also preventing hair loss.








age old Indian jewellery patterns WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

Indian jewellery is age old like Indian civilization. Beaded jewellery was a part of the Indus Valley civilization that existed 5000 years ago. Ajanta paintings and Bharhut, Sanchi and Amaravati sculptures reflect the range of jewellery worn by both woman and man. The sculptures show that the Jewellery is worn both by king and common man. The Indian jeweller’s art would be seen vividly in the temples of South India, Odisha, Bengal and even in Central India. Here we present the collection of few Indian jewellery patterns, offering a homage to the Indian jewellery art as well as ancestors for conceiving the art, designing and fashioning them.

KADA Originated form Varanasi (Banaras), the pair of kadas, karas or bracelets have floral designs to the inner side and uncut diamonds to the outer side with the ends joined by elephants with trunks. Different types of bangles and bracelets are worn by people in North India.

JHUMKA Rajasthan is the origin for the old Karanphool Jhumka. Karanphool means a flower in the ear. This is the most popular ear jewel even today. Jumkha in bell shaped is worn during the Mughal period.



VANKI: Vanki, or armlet is a traditional jewellery of South India. Many types of armlets are worn in different parts of India. They are called bajuband or bazuband. Vankis are designed in such a way that they comfortably sit on the arms with out any pressure.

SARPECH: This Sarpech is from Rajasthan. It is made up of uncut diamonds with elongated emerald drops and is topped by a paisley crest.

NATH: Maharashtra special nose ring or nath ornaments are of different types. The jewellery is worn through the cartilage in the nose’s center. The Nath of Maharashtra is an elegant ornament that became a part of the bride’s trousseau as well as a married woman’s ornament.


ODDIYANAM: The popular waist ornament of South India is Oddiyanam. The ornament is usually seen with peacocks, buds, flowers and leaves in perfect symmetry.

CHANDRAHAAR: Chandrahaar means the garland of moons. It is an unusual Bengal ornament comprising series of chains with gold balls hold by gold wire. The hip ornament simply adds grace to the one who wears it.


JADANAGAM: South India’s special Jadanagam means hair serpant, usually worn by brides as a decoration to braided hair. The jewellery is designed in the form of buds and flowers. This famous jewellery is popular even today. In case of its absence, people wear the one made of flowers in the same pattern. MAY 2016 | WWW.AZWISHESH.COM







Healthy relation for a

Successful life Healthy relationships allow both partners to feel supported and connected, but still feel independent. Communication and boundaries are the two major components of a healthy relationship. Ultimately, the two people in the relationship have to decide what is healthy for them and what is not.





Communication allows you and your partner to have a deep mutual understanding and allows to connect. In a healthy relationship with good communication, both partners have to:1. Treat each other with respect 2. Speak openly to one another about thoughts and feelings 3. Feel heard when expressing feelings 4. Listen to each other and compromise 5. Do not criticize each other

life, finances, family and friends, personal space and time. In a healthy relationship with boundaries, both partners should:8. Allow each other to spend time with friends and family 9. Do not abuse technology to check on a partner

6. Feel supported to do the things they like

10. Trust each other and not require their partner to “check in”

7. Celebrate each other’s accomplishments and successes

11. Do not pressure the other to do things that they don’t want to do

Both person should express to their partner, what they are and are not comfortable with, when it comes to sex

12. Do not constantly accuse the other of cheating or being unfaithful




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Kick out bad habits, cultivate good habits for A Healthy

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Everybody is interested in having a healthy life style. But unfortunately, it is not becoming possible due to the bad habits one has. It is necessary to kick out the bad habits and practise good habits. Bad habits like smoking, excessive alcoholic consumption, eating junk foods, etc will have a great impact on anybody’s health. Excuses of time constraint is not an option for eating junk foods. Excuse of pressure and stress is not an option for smoking or excessive alcoholic consumption. You have to quit these unhealthy habits ASAP. Bring in good habits, that can make your life more relaxing. Go natural for a healthy life. Here are some of the healthy habits you love to cultivate for a healthy life style.

Sleep for atleast seven and eight hours. Long-term research studies reveals that people who get significantly less sleep than seven hours a night may die younger. Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler, president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, says seven to eight hours is the sweet spot.

Be in tandom with nature More and more researches reveal that, just how important it is for people to be one with nature. People who live close to a good amount of green space are healthier than those who live farther away from it.

Spending more time with

your loved ones can make you relaxed and happy Researches reveal that people who have strong “social networks” (loving friends and family members) reap many health benefits, but people without strong social bonds tend to fare much worse.

Cook and eat your food at home A study of Cambridge University has found that elderly Taiwanese people who cooked most of their meals lived longer than those who did not prepare the majority of their food at home. Cooking your own food gives you much greater control of what goes in it. You can make healthy ingredient swaps as per your taste.

Fruits and veggies are always the best bet A huge study from Harvard reveals that people who eat a lot of fruits and veggies happen to have lower rates of cardiovascular disease. Especially, if you’re talking green, leafy veggies, cruciferous veggies, and citrus fruits. MAY 2016 | WWW.AZWISHESH.COM


DINING ROOM a healthy life

Dining Room has high significance in Vastu. This is because a healthy life is based on perfect dining. 120


Tasty food will not provide health. Proper food provides health. If the healthy food is consumed in an environment which ignites positive energy, the result will be good health. So the positioning and design of the dining room is very important.

The dining room can also be made in the East direction of the house, as the morning sunrays are very good for the health.

* The dining room should be placed in West corner, as the setting rays will kill all the harmful bacteria present in the stored food.

be adjacent to toilet.

* The dining room can also be made in the East direction of the house, as the morning sunrays are very good for the health.

* If console has to be placed near dining for storage of crockery and utensils, it should be on South / West wall of that area.

* The dining table should be perfect square / rectangle. * Dining table should not be sticking to the wall. * Fridge in the dining room, should be in southeast direction. * While eating the members should face the east, north. * The wash basin should be in Northeast side of the room. * The main door of the house and of the Dining Room should not face each other. * The dining room should not

* The door of Pooja room / toilet should not be open in front of dining area.

* Direction to face while having food * Direction and placement of the water (aquarium, fountain) 8. Direction and placement of the TV, audio systems and other electronic items * Direction and placement of the heavy antique items

You have to take into consideration the following points on Dining Room, when you plan to construct a house.

10. Direction and placement of wall clocks * Colour scheme of the room

* Proper location and orientation of the dining room in the house * Direction of the Entrance * Direction and placement of the windows * Direction and placement of the dining table

After all, a healthy environment only can ensure a healthy living. Perfect vastu of dining room can eliminate many different illness and diseases.

* Direction and placement of the console



Pallavas the golden period of temple architecture


The origin of the first Pallava King is believed to be from a liaison between the daughter of a Naga king of Manipallava named Pilli Valai (Pilivalai) with a Chola king, Killivalavan, out of which union was born a prince, who was lost in a ship wreck and found with a twig (pallava) of Cephalandra Indica (Tondai) around his ankle and hence named Tondai-man.




Pallavas,the pastoral tribe emerged as a powerful ruler and commanded the region of Thondaimandalam from its capital located at Pallavapuri (Bhavatri, of Nellore in Andhra). They were of sect “Thiraiyar” and the region they ruled was called”Thondaimandalam”. When the capital was washed away by the sea due to natural disaster, they moved downwards to Kanchipuram and settled there to establish a more powerful kingdom with its territory even occupying as far as Northern Orissa, Tanjore and Trichi. 124

Kanchipuram thus became their new abode. Though classical writings talks about Pallavas, there is no particular mention of any Pallava rulers’s name. But the excavation carried out by the Indian archeological department reveals the earliest possible reign dated back to 1st and 2nd century AD. The earliest known coinage in lead is issued by the then Pallavs, which could be dated between 3rd and 4th century AD. Around 4th century AD, Pallavas defeated Ikshvakus and occupied the land as far as river Krishna. Allahabad inscription throws the light WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

on a ruler Hastivarman of Vengi’s defeat to Samudragupta in the 4th century. The copper plate of mid 4th century, talked about the Pallava grant in Andhra by Siva Skandavarman. During the 5th century, the Pallavas expanded and crossed the river Krishna and occupied Bellary, Sorth and South Arcot, Trichirapalli, Chengalpet and part of Tanjore. At the end of

500 AD, the territory came into the possession of Simha Vishnu and he became the founder of the Pallava dynasty. He fought several wars and the empire enjoyed prosperity. After his death, his son Mahendravarman succeded. He was a learned man, he started the work of cave temple at Mahabalipuram. The great chalukya ruler Pulkesi-II learnt about

During the 5th century, the Pallavas expanded and crossed the river Krishna and occupied Bellary, South and South Arcot, Trichirapalli, Chengalpet and part of Tanjore. his credit, and perhaps this could be the reason why Mahabalipuram is called Mamallapuram. Badami remained in his control until 655 AD ill Vinayaditya restored it back to the Chalukya realm.

the riches of kanchi and wanted to capture it. He came with a huge army and defeated Mahendravarman at Pullalur in 620 A.D. It was a great insult to the pallavas and Mahendravarman in particular. This ruined his health. His further attempts to take revenge in a series of battles with Pulikes in the northern part of Tamilnadu were all futile. All went in vain and he died a broken man in 630 A.D.

Mahendravarman’s son Narasimhavarman ascended the throne in 630 A.D, and vowed to revenge the insult done to his father by the Chalukyas. With immense strength and tact he defeated Pulikesi II in the Battle of Manimangalam and Pariyalam in the year 632 AD. He completely burnt the capital city of Pulakesi. A man with well built physique was a great wrestler too. He had a title “Mamalla� to

Narasimhavarman completed the cave temples of Mahabalipuram and constructed immense number of temples. The Pallava dynasty was not that peak as under this ruler ever. But the successors managed to safeguard the territory until Cholas took their toll in the 9th century. The greatest dynasty thus saw its end once for all.






fastest, most luxurious World’s



World’s fastest and luxurious, Bentley Bentayga launched in India. It costs Rs 3.85 crore. The company’s dealer in India, Exclusive Motors has already received confirmed bookings for the “world’s fastest luxury SUV” in “three digits”.

“The Bentayga is a limited edition and there is a lot of interest. We already have confirmed bookings in three digits,” Exclusive Motors Managing Director Satya Bagla said. He said: “India is growing aggressively in the luxury automobile space. With the arrival of Bentayga, Bentley will set a benchmark for the SUV segment in India.”

navigation, voice control with text-to-speech, AMI, CD, MP3, and SD cards, panoramic tilt / slide sunroof with electric blind, heated, acoustic IR front screen and acoustic side glass, split-folding heated rear 4+1 seats, and powered tailgate and soft-close doors.

The luxury SUV is powered by a 6.0-litre turbo charged petrol engine delivering 600 bhp. It can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in four seconds, while the top speed is 301 kmph.

Main Specifications

The Bentayga has segmented tail-lights, a new ‘B’-shaped illumination graphic bestow an instantly recognisable and striking night-time signature. The standard features of Bentley Bentayga are an 8” touch-screen infotainment system with 60GB HDD,

Basic Information Max power - 600 bhp/ 447 kW / 608 PS @ 5000-6000 rpm Max torque - 900 Nm / 664 lb.ft @1350 rpm Engine capacity - 5950 cc Fuel type - EU 95 to 98 RONUS/ROW 92 to 98 RON


AUTOMOBILES Acceleration - 0 - 60mph 4.0 secs / 0 100 km/h 4.1 secs

Wheelbase - 2992 mm / 117.8 in Track Front/Rear - TBC

Max speed - 187 mph / 301 km/h Combined - 21.6 mpg / 13.1 litres/100 km

Standard Features Veneer - Full-leather Interior with a choice of 4 Veneers

Urban - 14.9 mpg / 19.0 litres/100 km Extra urban - 29.4 mpg / 9.6 litres/100 km CO2 emissions - 296 g/km Efficiency class - TBC

Gear Lever - 8-speed Automatic Transmission, permanent All-Wheel Drive Hides and Colour Splits - Full-leather Interior with a choice of 15 Hides Mulliner Driving Specification Interior Features - Mulliner Driving Specification

Emission Controls - EU 6 and US LEV III

Weights And Dimensions 130

Weights and Volumes Kerb Weight - 2422 kg / 5340 lb

Engine - 6.0l W12 Twin Turbo TSI with Variable Displacement developing 608PS and 900Nm torque Suspension - Air Suspension with Continuous Damping Control and 4 height settings

Gross Vehicle Weight - 3250 kg / 7165 lb Split-folding heated rear 4+1 Seats Boot Volume - 430 L / 15.1 cu ft Fuel Tank Capacity - 85 L / 18.7 UK Gallons / 22.5 US Gallons


Heated, acoustic IR front screen and acoustic side glass Drive Dynamics Mode Choice of 17 piano-finished paints

Overall Length - 5141 mm / 202.4 in Width Across Mirrors - 2223 mm / 7ft 4 in

Full LED adaptive Headlamps with High Beam Assist

Width with Folded Mirrors - 1998 mm / 6ft 9 in

Panoramic Tilt / Slide Sunroof with electric Blind

Overall Height - 1742mm / 5ft 9 in

Speed sensitive, variable ratio Electric Power Steering Powered Tailgate and Soft-close Doors


8” Touch-Screen Infotainment with 60GB HDD, Navigation, Voice Control with Text-to-Speech, AMI, CD, MP3, SD cards

Hands Free Tailgate

Hill Descent Control

Naim for Bentley

Touch-Screen Remote

Event Specification

Bentley Dynamic Ride

Sunshine Specification

Wi-Fi connectivity

Veneer Specification

Optional Features

City Specification

22” Five Spoke Directional Alloy Wheels

Touring Specification

Body Coloured Lower Bodywork

Bentley Rear Entertainment

22 Way Front Seat with Adjustable Bolsters, Massage, Ventilation, Electric Seatbelt Adjustment and Comfort Headrests

All Terrain Specification

Bentley Signature Audio

Veneered Picnic Tables

Four Seat Comfort Specification with Rear Centre Console



Celebrating countdown for


Even as challenges remain WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

Brazil’s economy is in steep decline for the second straight year, shooting up the unemployment 10.2%. Olympic organizers have had to slash budgets, and this is fueling fears of embarrassing delays in the big event.

Brazil has received the ‘Olympic flame’ that will burn in Rio in August 2016. The Olympic flame was taken by Brazilian organizers at an Athens ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, featuring ancient Greek goddess costumes. As the 100-day countdown was launched to host First Olympic Games in South America, President of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, Carlos Nuzman said at the torch handover that, “Rio is ready to make history.”

countries have unveiled their Olympic uniforms. Thus, the world began celebrating the countdown for Rio Games!

Marking to the 100-day countdown, New Zealand athletes performed traditional Haka dance on an Auckland beach at sunrise. Buildings all across the World were lit up with special colors on the occasion. Brazilian yellow and green were lit at Tokyo’s municipal government headquarters and red-whiteblue at the Empire State Building in New York. Many

Questions lingering around here are about ‘how well is Brazil prepared to organize the event?’, given the political scenario as well as the hurt economy. It is likely that President Dilma Rousseff would be suspended from office through impeachment within weeks. Even Michel Temer, her vice-president, is likely to face an action.

Can Brazil overcome political meltdown and troubled preparations?

Meanwhile, Amnesty International is demanding an action over rising police killings, importantly in favela shanty towns in Rio. Safety concerns are prompted due to murders and violent muggings in even the heavily policed parts of Rio, which are expecting nearly 500,000 to one million tourists in August. Another worry is Terrorism. However, Brazilian officials say that a high-tech center to coordinate international security teams will look into the task. Additionally, with serious delays to the velodrome that it is due to open in July 2016. It is a crucial extension of currently limited metro system of Rio. Moreover, promises to clean up the sewage and garbage pollution have been abandoned. However, Brazil Government and global sports leaders insist that they can overcome troubled preparations as well as political meltdown!




Age never Matters

Kareena Kapoor 134

Yes, actors like Randhir Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor are in the background, but how far that helped Kareena Kapooor, for what she is today? The answer for the question is negligible.

The reason because, Kareena is established as one of the finest actresses in Bollywood within a short time with some notable characters. However, her background is just used as a ticket to enter the big screen, and it was she, who carried her career on her shoulders. After making debut with Refugee, Kareena soon picked up some quality films like ‘Asoka’, ‘Kabhi WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

Kushi Kabhi Gham’ etc, which helped her attain the star status in a short time.

Chameli- A bold character in short time The perfect proof for her success as the heroine is, she was given a female oriented bold movie offer like Chameli, just within few years of the start of her career.




Record number of films in the first year Another notable achievement Kareena has is, just within one year of the start of her career, six of her films were released. She was treated as the hot cake once, signing back to back good movie offers.

No star, so what? In spite of a number of film offers, Kareena still was choosy with the script and 136 gave her nod, only if she was completely ok with the script and her character. When she was once asked about her choice of choosing the films, Kareena said, “I never mind about the costars of the film. If the script is worth, I don’t mind accepting the film, even if the film has a new star in the lead.” Not just saying, Kareena many times proved the same, doing some low budget movies with non-popular costars.

Popular as ‘Bebo’ Kareena is more popular as Bebo. Most of her co-stars, WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

Bebo has several other offers and is unstoppable in the near future. Age has never been a speed breaker for Bebo and that is the reason, for her number of films till date.

friends in the film industry and her fans, call her with the same pet name. Bebo shared the screen with all the super stars of Bollywood like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar and also Amithab Bachchan, along with the several other big stars. After dating Saif Ali Khan for a couple of years, Bebo finally got married to him and is now living a comfortable life.

felt that, Bebo would give off acting after the marriage. What is the meaning of so many years of dating and love with Saif, if she got restricted from acting after wedding. Saif got to play the role of loving husband here and allowed his young wife to explore in the film industry.

Away from skin shows, but..

Saif should be appreciated

However, unlike before, Bebo is away from performing the weird skin shows, but is still doing good, in the romantic episodes in the films.

In the beginning, several

Her recent Ki & Ka is the best

example of it. The 36 year old married lady did not mind to taste Arjun Kapoor’s lips and also share the bed with him. The movie was released in April and was opened to positive reviews all over. Her next project was Udta Punjab, which is awaiting its release in June. Bebo has several other offers and is unstoppable in the near future. Age has never been a speed breaker for Bebo and that is the reason, for her number of films till date.



DIRECTOR Tanuj Bhramar MUSIC Raghav-Arjun CAST & CREW Arvind Swam, Himanshu Sharma, Ekavali Khanna



Amaal Mallik, Pritam CAST & CREW Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai, Nargis Fakhri


DIRECTOR Bryan Singer

MUSIC John Ottman CAST & CREW James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

DIRECTOR Srikanth Addala MUSIC

Mickey J. Meyer CAST & CREW Mahesh Babu, Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu


Star Gazing ARIES Until May 28, you will feel much energized. Do all the things you want to do, work hard, play hard as much as you can. Some Aries are preparing some exams, they should balance their life between studying and exercising, success is at the end of the road. You want to pay attention to your budget and you are pretty good at controlling your expenses, being more reasonable and less impulsive.


enus enters in Gemini may 25 and it will the good time for love if you are single. Go to any happy hour, birthday parties, painting exhibition or any events that is exciting, that is where you have the better chances to meet somebody of importance. Let your heart talk, but check if the person you meet is real. If you feel anything that does not sound right, chances are there is a trouble somewhere.

TAURUS This is your month: Sun, Mercury the whole month, Venus until the 25 of May give you together charm, energy, clarity of mind and great sense of negotiation for any professional change you want to do. Looking for love is good as Venus will bring her good vibes on you, expect a new partner who is handsome and smart and is ready to love you as much as you would love him. WWW.AZWISHESH.COM | MAY 2016

CANCER Friends are very important in May, new friends, old friends, you want to connect with them and spend good times, and forget about work when you see them. You have deep intellectual friends and others that are just fun, the differences between give you a sense of balance in your life. You know who you can talk to according to different moods. You keep communicating with friends who live far away and you make time for them in your schedule too.

LEO Enjoy spring, your month of May sounds good for love, Mars and Saturn are in your love sector and if you are single, you keep meeting different kind of partners, so you may be flip-flopping, but it is pleasant to know that you keep attracting love, right? If you are in a couple, a trip is an exciting projects that you are organizing. Choose the date and the destination, and your partner will follow.


VIRGO Jupiter is still a great ally for you Virgos. Ask for the Moon and you will get it, don’t think small, on the contrary aim at bigger goals, and be ambitious. You may be upset by some competition at work, but in the end, it keeps you more motivated and you learn to fight for your ground. Express yourself loud, no more shyness or excess of discretion, show off, it is good for you, your ego will never become too big.

SCORPIO You spend too much money of clothes and you try to stop yourself and resist the temptation. If you work in the fashion industry, it is harder for you than anyone else. Scorpios love clothes and lingerie. In a relationship you are evolving to a higher level, you get along so well physically and emotionally also. Dialogue is also very intimate and passionate.


AQUARIUS This could be a wonderful month for news about your home and family matters. No what your plans happen to be, you will have outstanding help from a sweet little convention of planets lining up in your fourth house of home. News will start to arrive the moment the new moon of May 6 in Taurus, 17 degrees, appears along with her entourage of the mighty Sun.

LIBRA Lilith makes a little return to Libra and it helps you to analyze your work situation. Are you on the right track? Do you want another position? When are you going to get a substantial raise? When should you talk to your boss? Lots of question, and you will think again and again before you find the answer. You talk with your loved one who gives you a great support.


SAGITTARIUS Mars is in Sagittarius until May 28, enjoy his presence as much as you can, do all the things that need energy, so at the end of the month you will be able to relax and just work at a gentle rhythm. Keep exercising, it gives you a better emotional balance. You make big projects as you want to have a sense of purpose in your life. Making a difference and helping others is something that speaks to you.

CAPRICORN Love is really the good news of your month, May is the best period for your relationship. If you are single, you will meet someone with a great personality and lots of charm. If you are in a relationship, you really feel like being together, you love each other’s company and you don’t need anybody else. Make some time for friends though, they may not be happy that you let them down.

PISCES Neptune and Saturn are playing with your nerves, you feel like events are very unsteady for you. Like you talk with your boss about a change to come and then nothing happens. Or a guy hits on you and then disappears even ghosting you. Hard to understand what is going on? The roller coaster rhythm that is going on is affecting you emotionally until the 26.

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Maha Ganapati Temple of Arizona 51293 W Teel Rd, Maricopa, AZ 85139

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21 Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

11:00 AM



Mahima 2016



Naari (Woman) A Unique Dance Drama

Mesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theater 1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201

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Modern Web Development Workshops Saturday


Vaikasi Vishakam Celebrations

EZ Spaces 1530 E Williams Field Rd #201, Gilbert, AZ 85295

4:00 PM


Samskrit Sambahsahanam Workshop Sat-Sun


The Phenomenon and Gift

10070 E Celtic Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

9:00 PM





India Oven

Madras Ananda Bhavan

Al Hamra

1315 S Gilbert Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204

15111 N Hayden Rd Suite 170, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

3227 E Bell Rd D105, Phoenix, AZ 85032

8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd E1, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

+1 480-892-3333

+1 480-483-9284

+1 602-923-0743

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India Palace

Marigold Maison

Jewel of the Crown

Mint Indian Cuisine

2941 W Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053


Indian Paradise

8752 E Shea Blvd C11, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

4720 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032

7373 E Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

+1 602-942-4224

+1 602-795-0020

+1 480-949-8000

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Delhi Palace

Flavors of India


2700 S Woodlands Village Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Indian Delhi Palace

4515 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

5104 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85008

1801 E Baseline Rd #104, Tempe, AZ 85283

+1 928-556-0019

+1 602-277-5546

+1 602-244-8181

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The Dhaba

India Palace

Udupi Cafe

India Garden

1872 Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281

1910 AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

1636 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281

1809 N Dysart Rd, Avondale, AZ 85392

+1 480-557-8800

+1 928-204-2300

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Hindu Temple of Arizona 3019 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 +1 480-874-3200

Maha Ganapati Temple

Shirdi Saibaba Temple

51293 W Teel Rd, Maricopa, AZ 85139

615 S Beck Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281

3210 W Bell Rd Ste#106, Phoenix, AZ 85053

+1 520-568-9881

+1 480-785-5217

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Swaminarayan Mandir

Swaminarayan Mandir

Nithyananda Vedic Temple

Bharatiya Ekta Mandir

6605 S 39th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85041

2804 W Maryland Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85017

+1 602-268-0233

+1 602-246-3420


Sri Venkata Krishna Kshetra Temple

3620 N Black Canyon Hwy, Phoenix, AZ 85017 +1 480-357-9922

1550 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705 +1 520-882-8490


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Arizona Sikh Gurdwara

6250 S 23rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85041

3403 W Sweetwater Dr, Tucson, AZ 85745

1129 E Sheridan St, Phoenix, AZ 85006

+1 602-288-8801

+1 602-268-1722

+1 520-743-8821

+1 602-716-0408

Shreenathji Temple

Groceries Stores New India Bazaar

Apna Bazaar

2544 N 7th St #101, Phoenix, AZ 85006

3607 E Bell Rd #2, Phoenix, AZ 85032

+1 602-712-0009


+1 602-493-5555

Little india LLC


Indian Delhi Palace

6170 W Chandler Blvd # 13, Chandler, AZ 85226

5104 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85008

+1 480-940-4250

+1 602-244-8181

Lotus Indian Market

Fry’s Food

4568 E Cactus Rd j010, Phoenix, AZ 85032

1813 E Baseline Rd #108, Tempe, AZ 85283

2043 S Alma School Rd, Mesa, AZ 85210

8325 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85037

+1 602-992-1997

+1 480-730-7770

+1 602-666-6177

+1 623-245-7320

Los Altos Ranch

Sprouts Farmers Market


India Plaza

3223 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017

2824 E Indian School Rd #126, Phoenix, AZ 85016

8035 E Indian School Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

1874 Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281

+1 602-264-8002

+1 602-553-3131

+1 480-946-6821

+1 480-557-8800

Fry’s Food And Drug

Fry’s Food

El Rancho Market

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6601 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85033

4204 W Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85029

8901 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 8502

2742 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

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AZWishesh Magazine May 2016  

Here is the Latest May Edition of Arizona Wishesh Magazine. Ugadi Festival as a cover story, Balagokulam Events, World News, NRI Immigration...

AZWishesh Magazine May 2016  

Here is the Latest May Edition of Arizona Wishesh Magazine. Ugadi Festival as a cover story, Balagokulam Events, World News, NRI Immigration...