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CONTENTS April 2018
FHM DISCOVERY: Sabita Karki p16
FHM GIRLFRIEND: All Fire, No Ice p34
SPORTS: Scaling new heights p44
TRAVEL: Short & Sweet p50
FITNESS: Walk the Talk p46
Adelina Sharipova: Chasing Wild Dreams p24
MOVIES: Blockbusters p88
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CAREER
GROOMING
EAT
21 SUNNY SIDE UP
54 ART WORKS
63 SQUEAKY CLEAN
AND HOW
76 FAST & FIERY
FHM ASKS
CAREER
22 TOO HOT TO HANDLE?
NOT REALLY
56 SMALL BREAK,
BIG BUCKS
HOW TO WEAR
INSIGHT
SEX
TREND
32 STEP ON YOUR
SENSITIVE SIDE
58 DR MOJO ANSWERS
ALL YOUR QUESTIONS
68 INKED FOR LOVE
PRODUCTS
82 MUST-HAVES
64 DRESS TO KILL
TECH TALK
BOOKS
TIPS
SPEED
RELATIONSHIP
70 DESK JOB
40 DRIVING THEM CRAZY
60 MUCH ADO ABOUT
NOTHING?
DRINK
BRO CODE
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92 POWER OF TWO
MONEY
BABE OF THE MONTH
62 SPENDING RIGHTS
96 RANIA GAMAL
Cover Credits: Swimsuit, Versace
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87 READING LIST
72 MIXED DOUBLES
WHAT THE HELL IS...
48 SHALLOW DIVING
86 WHAT’S IN A TAP?
EDIT NOTE
Yes, it is our 11th anniversary and we are celebrating it with a
sexy tribute to the real woman in all her elements. Oh! this glorious
summer special is a keeper. Get ready to sweat it out in ways you
wouldn’t imagine. Here’s why. The best of bikinis tumble out of
closets as we take you through all that you fantasise about.
Stop in your tracks to admire gorgeous women starting with our
cover girl Adelina Sharipova, model and actress and singer, who is
certainly on the top of the curve, all the way from Russia with more
than just love. Shy not, plunge into the swimsuit season with our
bikini babes – Sabita Karki, Elizabeth Smith and Rania Gamal – who
are turning up the heat in their beach bods. Turn the pages with
caution. You might just burn your hands.
While you are at it, try the quirky treasure hunt that our FHM
Girlfriend Elizabeth Smith has for you. She challenges you to find
her piercing. Look hard, you might find it in one of the photographs
(we couldn’t)!
So, inspired enough to get yourself tone up and match up? Well,
we say take a walk. Our fitness expert tells us about this new regime
and it’s called the Farmer’s Walk. Come on, get moving already!
If you have the guts to romance these beauties, we are here to
upgrade your romance quotient. Dr Mojo, of course will give you the
download on all that. There is more. We met a few good men and
found their tricks to keep you off the bunker. Don’t worry about that
what-to-wear-to-impress her dilemma. Our new section ‘Style Guide’
promises to up your fashion game. Our stylists have put together
five looks to help you cruise through impeccably.
There are curves and then there are curves, eh? If metal is your
poison these beauties on wheels will get you all panting. There
is nothing like revving up that engine and testing your and her
chemistry. Is she made for you? Is she the ultimate love you have
been seeking? Read on to find out.
Do not forget that the holiday season is here and you don’t
want a partner sulking about not planning enough. We are good
at homework. So there is a well-curated must-explore weekend
destination list for you. Tip: Gain some brownie points and show
off by suggesting adventurous shallow diving. While you book your
tickets, we are off for a beach vacation.
—Neena Haridas
Publisher & CEO
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Associate Publisher
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Fashion Stylist
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Diva of the hour
There is no doubt about
Urvashi Rautela being
desirable. But this cover? I
couldn’t take my eyes off her.
I loved the way you have done
the photo shoot. I don’t think
anyone has put her in this
light before. Kudos to the
team and photographer. She
is sensual and yet has
substance that came across
in the cover story. Looking
forward to your next issue.
Great job, Team FHM!
— Nihal Singh Bahiya, Delhi
We don’t believe in dumbing
women down. We have tried
to bring to the fore a lesser
known Urvashi.
Green thumb
I am a gardener by passion and it was a
good surprise to see some great tips on
how to lush up my backyard. A bit late to
start as the season to sow the seeds have
gone but I am giving it a try as I feel it’s
worth it. Thank you so much and do share
more tips on how we can improve the
health of our greens.
—Ashok Ramachandaran, Bangalore
Don’r worry. We will keep them coming!
Mind, body and skin
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Love and feminism
I have always had a debate with my friends
about why men have to choose only
masculine fragrances? It doesn’t make us
any less of a man if we go for floral notes. It
isn’t it all about personal choice? I feel in a
gender fluid world that we live in, men
should not be judged by how masculine they
look or smell. Thank you for backing my
opinion. I have a crusader in my hands now.
—Vansh Sharma, Pune
When my boyfriend showed me the
feature, Falling for a feminist, I couldn’t
help but laugh out loud. Since I am a
true blue feminist, both of us could
relate to the situations so intuitively
illustrated by Jayanto Banerjee. It
seemed he was reading my mind
while sketching it. I follow his
cartoons in daily newspaper too! He is
simply brilliant.
—Aradhana Sehgal, Indore
We love busting myths about gender and
how a man or a woman should be perceived.
We will send your love to our beloved
Jayanto da!
JOKES
PRANKS & QUIPS
It’s period!
Word power
How do you embarrass an
archaeologist?
Give him a used tampon and ask him
which period it comes from.
Doctor to woman: You are looking so
weak and exhausted. Are you taking
three meals a day as I had advised?
Woman: Oh my God! I heard three
males a day!
Lost in translation
Tom calls his boss in the morning to
inform him about his leave.
Tom: Good morning boss, I will not be
able to come to work today. I have a
headache, stomach ache, and my
hands hurt.
Boss: You know when I have all these
problems, I screw my wife. It makes me
feel better. You should try that.
2 hours later…
Tom: Boss, your advice worked. I am on
my way to work. By the way, you have
got a nice house.
I love you! Will
you be mine?
Are you out of your mind? I
have a husband, a boyfriend,
a colleague I am having an
affair with, my ex-boyfriend is
still my neighbour, and I have
a serious extramarital affair.
My boss proposed to me
yesterday and I can’t say no
to him. What do you expect?
typing...
Don’t worry, I’m very
adjusting!
Quote of the day
Sometimes during the weekends I drink
some water. Just to surprise my liver.
Heavy accent
Two Italian men get on a bus in
New York. They sit down and
engage in an animated
conversation. The woman next
to them couldn’t help but listen
to them talking. “Emma comes
first. Den I come. Den two
asses come together. I come
once-a-more. Two asses, they
come together again. I come
again and pee twice. Then I
come one lasta time.”
“You foul-mouthed pigs,” the
woman shouts. “You can’t talk
about sex in public!”
“Hey, coola down lady,” the
Italian says. “We aren’t talkin’
abouta sexa. I’m a justa tellin’
my frienda how to spella
Mississippi.”
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Age: 23
From: Nepal
Facebook: @Sa2bita
Instagram: @sa2bita
A STRUT OF
SUCCESS
Sabita Karki proved her
worth as a contestant on
India’s Next Top Model.
She is now ready to take
on bigger challenges.
by ASHA THAPALIYA
S
he walks with a subtle confidence, even
as her flawless skin and shining mane
make her stand out. Breaking into the
Indian modelling scene with a reality
show, Sabita Karki wears many hats.
She is an accountancy student, a model and a
Pinkathon ambassador.
Riding the success of her stint at India’s
Next Top Model, Sabita has a focussed
approach to life and career. For someone who
loves reading books — when not kicking a
football on the field — Sabita’s story of
transformation has been phenomenal.
Excerpts from a free-wheeling interview
with this girl with big dreams from beautiful
country, Nepal.
What’s keeping you busy these days?
A lot of things actually! I have my Chartered
Accountancy classes in the morning as I am
finishing up college this year in Kathmandu. I
squeeze in time for photo shoots, fashion
shows and interviews in between. I am also
the Nepalese brand ambassador for
Pinkathon Project. Sometime I wish there
were 48 hours in a day (laughs)!
You were the first runner up in the
reality show India’s Next Top Model
Season 3. How are things after the
show? We are sure you have
interesting projects in your hands.
Life is different. I am amazed how often
people recognise me now on the streets in
nepal. And thanks to the show, I am also being
offered modelling assignments. A lot of people
told me that I am an inspiration for aspiring
models from Nepal. I am on cloud nine with all
the love coming my way from my country. It
means a lot to me.
I AM
AMAZED
HOW OFTEN
PEOPLE
RECOGNISE
ME NOW ON
THE STREETS
IN NEPAL.
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You have impressed the
judges of India’s Next Top
Model. What is your
takeaway from the show?
I had an amazing experience
and I think it has been one of the
best decisions of my life to enter
the competition. The judges would
criticise me for poor performance
but also encourage me when I did
well. I am better groomed today,
thanks to the judges and the
show. I am a much more confident
person now.
Were you always inclined
towards modelling?
Not before I was 19. I never
thought I would become a model.
In fact, I loved reading and going
to school. Studies and sports sum
up my childhood! I was an avid
footballer. Modelling was purely
by coincidence. Someone noticed
me at an education fair where I
was representing my college and
offered a photo shoot.
I was reluctant at first but
decided to go with the flow. While
the opportunity knocked at my
door without much effort, I made it
a point to learn on the job. I
started following international
models and icons from the
fashion world, study their walk,
style and stance.
I have been hugely inspired by
Alessandra Ambrosia, the
Brazilian actress and Victoria’s
Secret model.
How did your family react to
your decision?
Although there is no one in my
family from the showbiz, but they
were cool with it, and have been
very supportive.
India and Nepal share a very
special bond. How has the
experience been for you?
Yes, we do have a lot of things
in common... culture, religion,
festivals! People in India are very
kind, just like Nepal. I had
comfortable stay in Mumbai. I am
not yet settled in India, but would
eventually do so.
India has some very talented
Nepalese models. How is the
modelling scene in Nepal?
It’s getting better by the day.
People are becoming aware of
modelling as a career choice, and
youngsters are better prepared. I
am happy for Nepalese models,
who are doing well in India.
Anjali Lama, the first
transgender model from
Nepal, has made a mark for
herself in India. She was
also the cover girl for
L’Officiel India magazine.
I NEVER
THOUGHT I
WOULD
BECOME A
MODEL.
STUDIES AND
SPORTS
SUM UP MY
CHILDHOOD.
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How do you see her
success?
I look up to her and love her
work. We have been friends
for last few years. She is
an inspiration.
What has been the highlight
of your career so far?
It has to be my stint at
India’s Next Top Model, a life
changing decision for me.
Which fashion designer
would you love to walk for?
Balmain and Alessandro
Michele
We know, it’s a cliché, but
where do you see yourself in
five years from now?
As a successful model who is
running her own runway academy!
QUICKIE
If not a model I would have
been...
a Chartered Accountant
Models I look up to...
Aastha Pokhrel, Anjali Lama
and Alessandra Ambrosia
My fitness regime is...
setting short health goals
and having a balanced diet
Sexy for me is...
confidence
Love for me is...
the most powerful emotion
a human can experience
My 3 am friend is...
Srijana Regmi
Last book I read...
11 Minutes by Paulo Coelho
On my playlist now...
Gucci Gang by Lil Pump,
Meant To Be by Bebe Rexha,
Finesse by Bruno Mars,
Basanta by JPT Rokerz
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Sunny side up
Actor Sunny Singh is riding
high on the success of his film,
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. For
now, he is taking it slow, and
looking for love.
by BHAWNA GERA VIJAN
How close are you to the character you
played in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety?
I would say, I am slightly similar to Titu. We both
share characters such as simplicity and respect for
others. The one thing I find uncannily similar is what
Titu thinks of his future wife. I, too, have a feeling that
I would feel alag when I will meet the love of my life.
If in real life, what would you choose
between love and friendship?
I think I will choose friend over love, only for the
reason that a friend will always be there for you, no
matter what. I can be myself with my friends, which is
the greatest gift. There are no judgments or
pretence. But in a relationship, if you are not in
compatible, it becomes extremely tricky.
You are trained in martial arts.
I started learning martial arts at the age of 16 and still
love to practise kicking whenever I get some time.
So, what do you enjoy the most – films or
martial arts?
I enjoy both. I am hooked to Netflix these days, and
devour films and documentaries. For me, it’s usually
binge watching, like a movie marathon. It unwinds
me, especially after a hard day’s work. I do not get
much time for martial arts.
You ideal woman is…
Someone who is different! It might sound cheesy but
I would know who will be the best for me when I
meet her. I like simple woman who is honest about
her feelings. Is it too much to ask?
Do you think a good girlfriend can also be
a good wife?
I think it works better if your wife is a friend first and
you know each other well. It’s a relationship where
you have to take decisions together and it helps if
you know each others’ strengths and weaknesses,
and you know that you are there for each other no
matter what.
What is on your to-do list for this year?
First thing first, I want to get fitter. And of course, I
would like to take up more films.
And on your don’t do list?
It’s a simple wish. I will stay away from all kinds of
negative thoughts.
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FHM ASKS
TOO HOT TO
HANDLE?
NOT REALLY
It’s not easy doing outdoor shoots in
summers, let alone romancing
someone. But, even on a hot day
when I am perspiring beyond control,
I try to look fresh and happy. Why let
the season take away the fun? After
all, there are deadlines to be met,
both in reel and real life.
Romance should take a backseat in
summers, says who? Read what these men
have to say about handling the hot sun
(and their hotter ladies) with style.
Vivek Dahiya
Actor
There have been times when we had to
shoot romantic scenes or song
sequence in the scorching heat, out in
the open. It does get sticky after a while,
especially when the weather is humid.
But, I believe that nothing can or should
come in the way of work and love.
Shantanu Maheshwari
Actor
For me, the perfect way to have a good
time in summer is to get into my
favourite shorts, and make (and later
have) popsicles with my partner. Getting
comfortable on the couch with a board
game is also something I prefer. In the
evening, I go for Frisbee and kite flying
while sipping on a cool mocktail, and
ending the day with a lamp in the pool.
I love to put my running shoes on,
packing a few quick bites and water
bottle, hop on the bike and head for an
early trek in the woods with my partner.
Exploring a forest to find a secluded
lake is priceless, especially in summer.
We also try and find a spot for cliff
jumping into a lake. At night, I love to
cuddle with my partner on a beach side
for a romantic star gazing date.
I feel it’s a myth that only winters and
rains can be romantic. It might sound
slightly dorky but the beauty of summer
is the longer the days are, easier it is to
catch the sun going down. I try to make
an evening of it by bringing a bottle of
wine to a meadow or lake and enjoy
being with the nature in each other’s
arms.
Darshan Chauhan
Entrepreneur, Mumbai
Rahul Sharma
Flight Attendant
Harsh Mukhi
Corporate Professional
For me, it’s stepping away from the
concrete jungle and taking a road to
countryside. My partner and I love to
explore newer spots and set up an
impromptu picnic under the canopy of
blooming tress. While I raise a toast over
a spectacular and romantic sunset, we
let the summer night breeze play with
our hair.
My idea of romance in summer is sitting
by the poolside, sipping on minty
coolers, listening to some ridiculously
good music and experimenting with
food. And because I am hopelessly in
love with films, the most romantic spot
for my partner and I in our home is our
theatre area. We enjoy riveting films
while enjoying sumptuous food.
For summers, my wife and I like to stay
indoors, enjoying a sumptuous fish curry
and salad while enjoying our favourite
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
We do plan summer holidays to hills
choosing a resort with private Jacuzzi
and infinity pool overlooking the valley.
Harshvardhan Ramachandran
Working Profssional
Vikram Kapoor
Fitness Expert, Chandigarh
Amritanshu
Entrepreneur, Panchkula
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COVER STORY
CHASING
WILD
DREAMS
Last year’s FHM India discovery Adelina Sharipova is all
grown up and ready to take on your fantasy.
by SNEHAM CHOUDHARY
Photography by DMITRY PLUSNIN
Hair and Makeup by IRINA SOKOLOVSKAYA
H
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er looks are enough to melt you in your
tracks, but Adelina Sharipova can beat you at
the game of who-knows-Bond-well. This
Russian supermodel and actor, obsessed with
Oscars, can get into the skin of any character
she is playing onscreen. Adelina burst the
music scene in 2012 with her albums Love
Story and Addicted. Her erotic voice matched
the sexy avatr she donned for the music
album. There was no looking back from there.
She acted in several films and television
series such as Star Factory aired on Russian
music channel, even as she gave her voice to
songs as a part of girls’ band Tutsi. As she
waits for a suitable role for her in a Bollywood
film, her eyes are set on James Bond
franchisee. Read on to know what excites her
a man (and if you fit the bill)...
What’s keeping you busy these days?
A lot of things... photo shoots, fitness training,
castings and work on television...
Tell us something about your childhood.
I was born in the Russian city of Astrakhan.
As my parents recall, I almost simultaneously
learnt to talk and sing. Since then I have been
taking rhythmic gymnastics classes in
kindergarten, ballroom dancing in first grade,
and participated in theatre later.
Swimwear, Marysia swim
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Dress, Zuhair Murad
How did showbiz happen to you?
Although there is no one in my family in this
field, my mother has graduated from music
school. May be that influenced my initial
choice to become a singer. I gave mu
performance at the age of three, for my family
(giggles).
So, you always wanted to be a part of
films and television.
I always knew that my place was either on the
stage or on TV. I have been active in theatre
and also enrolled in a music school to practise
vocals.
Were you inspired by someone’s sense of
style while growing up?
I admire Victoria Beckham and Coco Chanel
for their fashion sense, grace and vision. But
one person I look up to is my mother. She has
not only been a constant support in my life
but also has an impeccable sense of style.
You told us in an earlier interview (when
FHM India discovered you) that you
would like to be a Bond girl one day. You
still wish for it?
Absolutely! It’s a dream role for an actress. I
have been an avid follower and fan of Bond
films since I was a child. I know that if I am
offered the role of a Bond girl, I will give my
100 per cent. I will infuse my sensuality into
the character.
What do you enjoy more: acting or
modelling?
Currently, it’s mostly acting. I think I have
achieved everything in the modelling
business. Having said that, I would accept a
shooting offer if the storyboard and
moodboard excite me.
I admire Victoria Beckham
and Coco Chanel for their
fashion sense, grace and
vision. But, my mother is
my inspiration and
constant support system.
What qualities do you look for in a
partner?
Sincerity, kindness and a good sense
of humour
On an average day, you dress up in…
Jeans and t-shirt
Is there anything you cannot leave the
house without?
I have to have my phone and car keys before I
step out of my house.
Who is your favourite director?
Steven Spielberg! I also adore James
Cameroon’s work. Titanic is my all
time favourite.
Does Bollywood interest you?
Yes. It’s one of the biggest film industries. I
think I have something to learn from the
actors here. If I get an offer, I will not hesitate
to do that. Now that I have made it to
FHM India cover, this is next on my list.
One film you would have loved to be a
part of...
Utomlyonnye solntsem by Russian director
Nikita Mikhalkov. It was nominated at
Academy Awads.
Which are your upcoming films and
television series?
Currently, I’m shooting for three series
and one film. But, you will have to wait for
the names.
Is there a character from a film that you
would like to portray?
Mia Dolan of La La Land. It won her an Oscar!
What are your plans for 2018?
Lots of plans! My list might just fill up all your
pages (laughs)! I want to star in 10 full-length
films, play one of the main roles in the
Moscow theatre, and become the most
recognisable presenter on Russian TV.
You seem quite fascinated with the
Academy Awards.
Of yes! In fact, five years from now I see
myself receiving an award at the Oscars,
thanking God, my mother and my loved ones!
Describe yourself in three words.
Perseverance, intelligence, beauty!th
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Bollywood is one of the biggest
film industries. If I get an offer, I
will not hesitate to take it up.
Swimsuit, Varsace
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Dress, Balmain
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In five years from
now, I want to see
myself receiving
an award at the
Oscars and
thanking God and
my family!
QUICKIES
IF NOT A MODEL,
I WOULD HAVE
BEEN...
President of Russia
MY FITNESS
REGIME IS...
every day, every
free minute
SEXY FOR ME IS...
an aroma, an invisible
thread that attracts
LOVE FOR ME IS...
my mom
MY 3 AM FRIEND IS...
bed and pillow
LAST BOOK
I READ...
Selected Speeches
by Vladimir Putin
ON MY PLAYLIST
NOW...
Classics
by Mozart
Top and skirt, Topshop
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INSIGHT
Step on your
sensitive side
Bottled up emotions only lead to heartache. You don’t have
to hide behind a shroud of masculinity to be a man.
by HARSHEEN K. ARORA
O
h, you are crying?
Man up, will you?”
And of course you
will. Because boys
don’t cry, do they?
No sooner have
these words been uttered, than
they act as a magical
reinforcement of your masculinity.
You dry your tears, don the mask
of emotional unavailability and
transform into the guarded, stoic
man who knows no better than
career, success and power.
Yes? That’s you? Well, that’s 95
per cent of the male population.
In a world — especially #MeToo
movement world — where a lot is
being talked about what it means
to be a woman, we hardly ever
discuss the struggles of being
a man.
“You are too sensitive for a
guy.”
“Now I see who wears the
pants in the relationship.”
“Dude, are you still a virgin?”
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And the quintessential “Boys
will be boys”.
What does that even mean,
really?
Boys growing into men are
encouraged to be preoccupied
only with competition, ambition
and success, to the exclusion of
all emotional expression.
But do you know what research
suggests? Rather than making
you the epitome of masculinity, it
is associated with negative
psychological and even physical
consequences, such as stress,
anxiety, relationship issues
and depression.
Though traditionally women
have been shown to be more
prone to depression, it has been
recently discovered that men
are just as likely to suffer from
the condition.
The only difference is that men
don’t exhibit the same symptoms
as women — and they are
unwilling to divulge their
symptoms to a doctor or a
therapist, even family members.
Years of intentionally hiding our
feelings render us unable to
express them. But, closing our
eyes to those feelings doesn’t
mean they go away. They stay.
And they fester.
In fact, the American
Psychological Association has
come up with a term —normative
male alexithymia — to describe
men’s inability to articulate
feelings, especially those
associated with hurt or
vulnerability.
This not only makes men more
prone to depression but also acts
as a psychological barrier to
treatment.
As a corollary of this very trait,
men are far less likely to seek
help for mental-health issues than
women. The traditional symptoms
of depression in women, such as
sadness, a sense of
worthlessness and guilt,
Do men too have SAD?
According to studies, the
SAD (Season Affected
Syndrome) diagnosis for
female to male ratios can be
as high as 4 to 1. However,
this may not be indicative of
the fact that men are less
affected. According to the
World Health Organisation
(WHO), men are less likely
to be diagnosed because
they are less likely to speak
up or seek help. Men
suffering from summer
onset seasonal affective
disorder may experience
symptoms like agitation,
anxiety, poor appetite,
weight loss, and trouble
sleeping or insomnia.
give way in men to irritability,
anger, fatigue, lack of sleep, and a
loss of interest in things they love.
Yes, even sex.
Women tend to feel lonely,
withdrawn and depressed. Men,
on the other hand, are more
likely to display aggression,
impulsiveness and
non-compliance.
Trying to tailor their lives to
IS SEX ALWAYS ON
MEN’S MIND?
It is time to break
gender stereotypes
and look at men
(and women) as
human beings first.
Communicate in a
healthy fashion to
deal with any issue
or ask for help.
the stereotypical idea of a man,
men resort to the only tendency
available to them — avoidance.
They try to avoid the issues
they face by sleeping, watching
television, playing videogames,
having empty sex, watching
porn or resorting to alcohol
abuse.
At other times, the
inadequacies they feel may
manifest in their shunning
company altogether, fearing that
they may somehow lose their
temper and hurt the other person,
whether it is a partner, a friend or
a parent. Is this any way to live?
Strangling part of ourselves can
surely not make us better at
being men?
We need to break gender
stereotypes and look at men
and women as sentient beings
first, with a full range of
human emotions.
It is time we opened up and
communicated. Because why not?
We are not one-dimensional, then
why our emotion should be?
ABOUT THE WRITER
Harsheen K. Arora is a
psychologist, who uses an
eclectic blend of therapeutic
techniques and interventions. She
has published a paper on the
British Psychological Society
website, and has researched the
areas of anxiety, fear and
adolescent psychopathology.
According to a research
conducted by Dr. Fisher and
his team, typically men think
about sex once or twice an
hour which was more than
women. However,
statistically these men were
thinking about sex no more
or no less than they were
thinking about eating or
sleeping. A healthy
relationship is one where
both partners grow together
– not only in the relationship
but also as individuals. The
more aware a person is
about their own self the
more understanding will they
be of the other person. Over
a period of time, couples
start to believe that they
know their partner through
and through – this can be
lethal because they are
discounting the fact that
their partner is also growing
as an individual and might be
working on changing their
harmful patterns. This turns
into a vicious cycle and
instead of helping each
other grow the partners start
to pull down each other,
while maintaining the
disagreements between
them. It turns into a fight of
“who is right?” Instead of
working as a team, they start
to believe that they are
against each other. All it
needs is to start seeing your
partner as more than just
your partner.
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ELIZABETH SMITH
ALL FIRE, NO ICE
We asked this American beauty if she would date a guy she met on social
media. Read to know her answer.
By SNEHAM CHOUDHARY
Photography by JAIME MORTON-HAWLEY
Swimwear by MOEVA, ZIMMERMANN
Location FOUR SEASONS SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT
Why did you decide to
become a model?
I never planned to be a
model. But, somehow, I ended
up getting more and more
modelling opportunities.
Gradually, I fell in love with
this industry. It would have
been silly of me to waste such
a dream job. Over the couple
of years, I have lapped up
good assignments, and one of
my favourites was a 10-day
photo shoot in Bora-Bora and
Tahiti for a travel show. Apart
from all the hard work, we also
rode with the sharks!
modelling is that every
assignment is different from
each other, be it the location,
atmosphere, concept, clothes
and team. It’s perfect for an
adventurous Aries like me.
What has been your take
away from your profession
so far?
The best part about
What is the biggest turn
off in men?
Bad breath and rude
behaviour!
W H O ’S
SHE?
NAME
Elizabeth Smith
PROFESSION
Model
AGE
28 years
BIRTH DATE
APRIL 17, 1989
PLACE OF BIRTH
Jacksonville,
Florida, USA
MARITAL STATUS
Single
LIVING IN
Los Angeles,
California, USA
HEIGHT
5’5”
BRA SIZE
30DDD
DRESS SIZE
2 (US)
WAIST SIZE
24 (US)
SHOE SIZE
US (6.5)
EYE COLOUR
Green
HAIR COLOUR
Brunette
ZODIAC SIGN
Aries
OCCUPATION
Model
FACEBOOK
TheElizabethSmith
INSTAGRAM
@IAmElizabethSmith
SNAPCHAT
@MissESmith21
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How can a guy get your attention?
With a confident smile and straight
eye contact
What do you find sexy in men?
I love a man with a sense of humour,
sarcastic is even better, but he should also
be serious when the time calls for it. I need
a man that can give it back to me as hard
as I give it to him!
Do you think nice guys finish last?
Absolutely not! That’s an excuse for men
to act up. Having said, I love nice men but
not the one who would let me walk all over
him. A nice guy with a backbone will always
end up winning in the end.
What makes a man immature?
Name-calling! If a guy name calls me
when he gets upset, then I am out like
a shout!
What’s your advice to men?
Be yourself, guys. I know it’s a cliché, but
if you want a woman to want you for who
you are, you have to be true to yourself.
Don’t lie or pretend to be something or
someone you are not, because a smart
woman will see right through you. Also,
always, and I mean, always buy flowers for
your lady, even if she says she doesn’t want
them, because I promise you, she wants
them.
What’s your take on social media?
It is made to be social, but it kind of does
the opposite because it isolates you when
you constantly have your phone in your
hand. The good part is all the hot girls are
using it! It can be good and bad. You can
be who you want to be, but so can
everyone else.
What is your favourite social media
app?
Instagram is what I use the most.
Snapchat comes a close second, only
because of those cute filters.
What is the cutest thing someone has
sent you on Instagram?
My favourite are the memes that my
followers sent me. I also like when they
write me like we already know each other.
It’s nice to know there are people out there
who are as crazy as I am and have the
same sense of humour.
Would you date someone you met on
Instagram?
I have met a few guys on social media,
but in any dating scenario, regardless of
you finding someone in a bar or the
library, you can get to know them
the same way. It just opens
up more opportunities that
aren’t just in your
backyard.
Tell us a Twitter joke
(or something funny)
in 140 characters.
Here’s a joke: All of my
past relationships!
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Love or lust?
Love always,
it’s more precious.
Hot or Cold?
Hot! Less clothes to be worn
Sensual or Edgy?
Sensual
Sports or Meditation?
Sports... I can be pretty
competitive and need to
release my energy in a
healthy way.
Snowfall or Beach?
The beach! Bikinis!
Inside or Outside?
I love being outside but
nothing beats some inside
cuddling, watching Netflix.
Charming or Sexy?
Charming, Prince Charming
Rebellion or Control?
A little of column A and a little
of column B. Balance.
Ice or Fire?
Fire. I’m secretly a mini
pyromaniac. Just Kidding!
Books or Gadget?
Gadgets. I’ve always wanted
to be that person that reads
but I fall asleep on page 1
most of the time.
Live-in or Marriage?
To each their own. Love is
love as long as you are happy.
Introvert or Extrovert?
I’m actually both.
I have social anxiety but I
also have separation anxiety,
so I try to keep a healthy
balance of some nights
in, other nights out.
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MY FAVOURITE
ANIMAL
Dogs
FOOD
Bacon
DRINK
Moscow Mule
(in a copper mug, though)
CAR
I prefer a jet!
FILM
Goodfellas
BOOK
Hunger Games
MODEL
Adriana Lima, I would
switch teams for her!
TV SHOW
My life IS a TV show!
Do you have any tattoos?
I have a tattoo on my wrist;
it’s very personal to me.
Any piercings?
At a sexy place (you may be
able to see it in the photos
if you look closely!)
What do you think is the
sexiest part of your body?
My eyes! You can tell
everything I am feeling
through my eyes, if I let
you that close.
I LOVE A MAN
WITH A SENSE OF
HUMOUR.
SARCASTIC IS
EVEN BETTER.
SPEED
Driving them crazy
What is it about cars that men can’t resist? Why they personify
them and imagine them to be a curvaceous being?
Jatin Ahuja, founder of Big Boy Toyz decodes the mystery.
J
onathan Ive, Chief Design
Officer of Apple and
chancellor of the Royal
College of Art, once said,
“One person’s car is another
person’s scenery.” With this
phrase, the designer summarised
the most intimate relationship a
man has ever had with his car(s).
Having earned my first profit by
selling a pen to a friend at the
age of 10, I can safely say that
my initial trysts with my two
muses — cars and
entrepreneurship — came fairly
early. In hindsight, my memories
of the illustrious timeline of school
days tilt favourably towards my
current vocation.
I would always be dreaming
about exotic cars from afar and
identified countries not by their
flags or geographical positions,
but by the iconic automobile
manufacturers originating from
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there. If only my Geography
teacher knew his way around the
world’s top car makers, I would
have been his favourite student!
While the concept behind Big
Boy Toyz was getting a
constructive touch ups in my mind
since sixth grade, the romanticism
ended only when I was able to get
a broad view of the technicalities
involved in automotive
engineering. During college, I
immersed myself deeply in
projects modifying accidental
Ambassador and Fiat cars that
enabled me to get a peek into the
product cycle, thereby shedding
the boyhood fascination to a real
world understanding and
appreciation of the efforts
invested behind making some of
the greatest cars.
Being a car aficionado for as
long as I can remember, I have
asked this question to myself:
what is it that drives men to their
wheels? And after many
deliberations, most of them
behind a steering wheel itself,
cruising through the capital’s
empty roads in the middle of the
night, I have come to a
conclusion.
Every man fancies two kinds of
women - ‘good’ and ‘desirable’.
While the first gives him stability,
security and comfort, the latter,
always lying on the periphery of
his imagination, stokes the
adventurous streak within him,
always challenging him to achieve
something more, attempt
something outrageous while
always keeping him guessing.
She is unpredictable, and it is this
element of surprise that makes
her so attractive. Same goes for
our cars.
And if a car provides an ideal
blend between these two
dimensions of a man’s
imagination, well, there’s no
resisting it.
For men, a car is not just a
mode of conveyance to go from A
to B. It is not a means to an end,
but an end in itself. For some, it’s
the speed that thrills, for others it
can be elegance, and yet for
others it is technical
sophistication. Every man is
looking for a life-long
companionship with a car, but not
without exciting features.
Imagine this: Riding smooth
and easy on the highways with
your body easing into the plush
interiors of a cool car or letting
the sunrays caressing the face
through the sunroof. Can words
do justice to the feeling a man
gets? Probably not.
Just like any other relationship,
however, men always like to know
every intricate detail about their
favourite cars before taking the
plunge. ‘Don’t you get badgered
by the incessant, fanboy-like
queries regarding the latest fancy
models in your inventory?’ is an
oft-repeated question for us at
Big Boy Toyz. And our emphatic
answer is: No.
We love the curiosity for every
new arrival that gets added to our
stock, as it validates our belief
that along with us, our customers
are also putting in efforts for their
quest to find the perfect match. It
creates an interesting situation in
which our buyers and we are
sailing on the same boat, trying to
establish our undying love to
those exotic, four-wheeled
beauties and beasts.
However, while some buyers
come focussed on certain make
or brand, things become
interesting when we have to play
an advisory role in selecting a car
that suits the buyer’s persona.
For instance, selling a BMW
640d Gran Coupe to the
television actor Prince Narula or a
Porsche 911 Turbo S to cricketer
Dinesh Karthick wasn’t really
difficult, because initiating an
advisory role played its part pretty
well in their case.
With their respective personas
established in the public space, it
was an interesting ‘matchmaking’
process for us to identify, and
bring together, the ideal cars for
their famed owners.
In Shakespeare’s play
Richard III, King Richard, famously
yells out ‘A horse, a horse! My
kingdom for a horse!’ after his
horse is killed in a battle while he
wanders to find it for hours, killing
everything that comes in his way
with a fatalistic rage. The phrase
fits perfectly well when it comes
to men and their cars.
Well, if only the Bard knew of a
man’s intimate relationship with
his ride, he would understand the
King’s lament in a whole new
light, and probably might write a
new Romeo and Juliet with a
Mustang or a Ferrari as one of
the protagonists! An intriguing
idea, isn’t it Big Boyz?
ABOUT THE WRITER
Jatin Ahuja is the founder and
managing director of Big Boy
Toyz, a one-stop destination for
premium luxury cars by global
automobile giants.
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SPEED
Igniting
luxury
Roll up your sleeves and put on the seat belt as we take
you on the smoothest ride in two of the most luxurious
cars to have hit the road recently.
By SOMNATH CHATTERJEE
ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM
Along with its other fascinating
features, the new Rolls-Royce
Phantom is set to change the way
you experience silence. So much
so that you would want to speak
in a hushed tone and well, not
play any music at all. After all, it is
the Rolls flagship, the ‘RollsRoyce of Rolls-Royces’.
No wonder the car giant has
gone to unheard-of lengths to
make this car quiet. Sample this: it
has 130 kg of sound insulation,
double-laminated glass and
dual-skin alloys. It also means that
most of the time, you would not
hear its all-new twin
turbocharged V12 engine doing
its work diligently.
Also, you would not believe how
quickly you have whisked away to
100 kmph because it is just in 5.3
seconds, thanks to an 8-speed
Satellite-Aided transmission.
This, my friend, is just the tip of
the iceberg.
The car also has the
Flagbearer, a stereo camera
system integrated into the
windscreen that sees the road
ahead and adjusts the
suspension proactively.
One unique feature of this
super luxury sedan is The Gallery.
It is where automobile truly meets
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art, as Rolls has turned the
dashboard and instrument panel
area into display art, which the
owners can commission. Unreal
but somehow fits in beautifully in
the wonderfully eccentric world of
the new Phantom.
The interior is divine as well
with meticulous attention to
detail. Technology is discreetly
hidden in the car until required,
much like a butler at an
exotic resort. This is why
all you see is the best
of wood, leather and
billeted metal.
Comfort is doled
out in a way one has
never been seen
before in a car. Of course, all four
doors can now also be electrically
closed from
outdoor with the touch
sensitive door handles.
From the outside you
cannot mistake it
for anything else
- not even a private jet has this
much presence. You do need
some time to drink in the details
like the Pantheon grille, the
stunning laser lights (which
provide a 600 metre range of
light at night) to the massive
22-inch wheels (where the
Rolls-Royce logo remains upright
at any speed and of course the
Spirit of Ecstasy sitting proudly
on top of the grille.
And like all good things in life,
the Phantom comes with a hefty
price tag as you have to fork out
`9.5 crore for the Standard
Wheelbase and `11.35 crore for
the Extended Wheelbase.
After spending some time
with it, you will know it is worth
the price.
MERCEDES BENZ S-CLASS
The S-Class needs no
introduction. Ever since it first
appeared in 1972, it has been the
wheels of choice for the captains
of the industry to the world of
entertainment and even politics,
all over the world.
The S-Class remains a
preferred car of choice in the
luxury saloon category, pretty
much controlling this segment
like its own backyard. It is the car
that Mercedes is best known for
and it is where all new tech and
innovations debut.
In its new avatar, the S-Class
has changed to meet the
demands of its ever-evolving
clientele. Which means that the
type of customers who buy the
S-Class today have changed,
thanks mainly to huge growth in
markets in Asia.
It means that the S-Class has
to be bolder and younger.
This explains the new, much
bigger grille and aggressive front
bumper plus you have the new
headlamps with the three LED
stripes designating that it’s the
flagship big Benz.
Yet the charm and old-world
luxury vibe are pretty much
scattered elsewhere with the
beautiful new tail-lamps and the
smooth flowing shape.
One can argue that the exterior
is hardly of any relevance as the
interior is what truly defines the
S-Class. Here it’s much like a
yacht with a rather intriguing
marriage of tech and luxury.
Among the lovely quilted
leather, metal and wood trim you
have two high-res screens that
act as the nerve centre of the car.
Picture this: After a hard day’s
work signing off multi-million
dollar deals, you sit down, recline
the seat, rest your head against
the soft pillow, put on massage,
hear the 13 speakers Burmester
and have your own personal
entertainment thanks to two
screens.
There are different engine
options in diesel and three kinds
of petrol variants. The S-Class
range starts at `1.3 crore
that doubles up with the Maybach
version.
The celebrities change, the
people who buy it change, the
world changes but the S-Class
remains the luxury saloon of
choice for the rich and powerful.
April 2018
43
SPORTS
Scaling new
heights
One of India’s youngest mountaineers, Arjun Vajpai’s
story inspired a film with Hrithik Roshan in the lead.
By Bhawna Gera Vijan
A
rjun Vajpai has his sight
set on Kanchenjunga.
Despite being some 250
metres lower than the
Everest, it is often known
to strike fear in the hearts of
mountaineers. But not Vajpai’s.
The Everest he had scaled
back in 2010, when he was just
16, going on to become the
third-youngest Indian to do so.
But this April will be a test of
his temerity as a mountaineer
— and he can’t wait to get his
crampons on.
The youngest climber to
summit both Mount Manaslu
(8,163 metre) in Nepal and
Mount Cho Oyu (8,188 metre)
on the Nepal-China border,
Vajpai’s, however, is not hubris.
He knows all too well the
dangers that the altitudes bring.
On his first attempt to summit
Mount Cho Oyu, in 2012, he
was snowed in for three days
and suffered semi-paralysis
on the left side of his body
due to oxygen deprivation. He
managed to crawl to the base
camp on the right side of his
body — but not one to give up;
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he was back to Cho Oyu
in 2016, this time making it to
the summit.
“Mountaineering is not just
about climbing mountains,”
Vajpai says.
“The world and life above
8,000 metres is vastly different
and incomprehensibly difficult.
Human beings are not meant to
survive at the cruising altitude of
a jumbo jet. Your brain cells are
dying, your stomach muscles
are contracting, there’s fluid
seeping into your brain and
your lungs; so with every minute
you spend up there, your body
is deteriorating. But once you
have seen the world from that
high, you will always want to go
back to it.”
But what made him want to
scale a mountain in the first
place? “I have always been
an outdoor person,” he says.
“But when I was 10, I went on
a short evening hike with my
grandparents to the Sahyadri
hills in Maharashtra and saw
the setting Sun from there. I
remember being mesmerised
by it. I wondered that if it was
so beautiful from there, how
much more beautiful would it
be from the top of the world?
This curiosity pushed me
towards mountaineering,” he
recalls. And sure, his childhood
days were mostly spent doing
physical activity such as karate,
taekwondo, football and
hockey, rather than attending
classes at Ryan International
School, Noida.
“I was never found in
classrooms. I would head
straight to the playground the
moment my mother dropped
me off at the school. The
very thought of mugging up
textbooks and then regurgitating
them in exam papers would put
me off. No wonder my marks
were below average throughout
school,” he laughs.
However, he points out that
his parents have been nothing
short of supportive — this
encouraged him more than
anything to pursue his dreams.
“The real development of
a child happens when he is
exposed to new things and is
given the freedom to discover
where his passion lies. Life is
not just about good grades,
WHAT’S NEXT
so never pull a child away from
where his heart truly lies,” Vajpai
says earnestly.
And mountaineering, where
he found his passion, is to him
a “much deeper science” and
requires a lot of training. “There
are a few training institutes in
India where people are taught
the nitty-gritty of mountaineering
— from rock climbing and ice
climbing to weather reading —
at a nominal cost. If you want
to be a mountaineer, basic
and advanced mountaineering
courses are a bare minimum.
Apart from this,
mountaineering requires extreme
physical and mental strength.
I spend most of my days just
training my body and my mind.”
However, there are other
challenges too. “Mountaineering
is an expensive sport and one
has to go around looking for
corporate sponsorship and
government support,” he says.
“But because it is not as
popular in India as cricket,
there are hardly any corporate
companies willing to sponsor
it. Mountain Dew is one of the
few that celebrate the spirit
The trailer of Arjun Vajpai’s
biopic, Arjun Vajpai: A True
Story, based on his ascent
on Mount Cho Oyu and
starring Hrithik Roshan, was
released recently.
of mountaineering. It was
the main sponsor for my last
Kanchenjunga expedition and will
be for my upcoming one as well.”
Does he see help coming
from the government? “The
noteworthy initiative from the
government in the field of
mountaineering has been the
setting up of mountaineering
training institutes by Jawaharlal
Nehru way back in the 1950s,”
he says. “I hope the government
realises how nature and the
outdoors can influence the youth.
I really hope they do more to
support mountaineering.”
Vajpai has grand plans of his
own, and he will stick to them.
“My goal is to become the first
Indian to climb all 14 mountains
that rise above 8,000 metres —
and I have climbed five so far,”
he says.
“But that apart, there are so
many unexplored peaks in the
Indian Himalayas between 6,000
metres and 7,000 metres, that I
think India has a lot of potential
to becoming a mountaineering
hub if only these peaks are
opened for climbing.”
“I wish young India wakes
up to the many possibilities of
the great outdoors. I, for one,
will always strive to spread
awareness of it through all my
climbs,” he says, signing off. We
will keep an eye on him. Watch
this space.
Vajpai, who is on the
Kanchenjunga expedition
since April 1, has been
training for it day and night
for the past year. This time
he will be attempting to
climb Kanchenjunga without
supplementary oxygen and a
personal Sherpa.
“After eight years of
climbing 8,000 metre
peaks, I believe I am ready
to attempt this one! I will be
accompanied by adventure
photographer and filmmaker
Alex d’Emilia from Italy and
mountaineering legend
Wilco van Rooijen from the
Netherlands. We will make a
great team together,”
he says.
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45
FITNESS
Walk the talk
Take some cue from our farmers and build your muscle organically.
Farmer’s Walk is all about getting back to basics.
By SAILENDRA S RAANE
H
ave you ever marvelled at a
farmer’s body, his chiselled
abs and pumped up arms?
The fact that they don’t
spend hours inside a
gymnasium to achieve makes it
even more admirable. The good
news is that their workout regime
has been decoded and turned
into one of the most talked about
fitness fads. In simple words, all
you need to do is pick up some
heavy weights and start walking
as far as you can. And repeat.
It is one of the most functional
forms of exercise that efficiently
works on major group of muscles
in the body. While there are
numerous variations of how you
must hold the weight, principally,
you should hold some heavy
weights and walk for a particular
time or distance.
This act of carrying hefty
objects for a certain amount of
time or expanse facilitates in
building strength that makes it
almost effortless to perform
various day-to-day tasks such as
carrying groceries to the house.
Moving the body with
supplementary weight
necessitates you to employ the
muscles in your arms, abs, lats,
quads, glutes, hamstrings and
calves in order to support the
weight while upholding an erect
position.
This training helps in building
muscle incredibly fast, reduces
body fat, upsurges strength and
performance in the big lifts and
leaves you with very less peril of
injury. Holding a pair of
heavyweight dumbbells,
kettlebells or other weights in
each hand will mount grip
strength.
Another great value of the
Famer’s Walk is its positive
effects on your posture. If you are
using a conventional variation, the
heaviness of the implement will
assist in breaking up the anxiety
levels in the traps and also the
upper back, thus getting your
shoulders back into a more
natural position.
There are different variations
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that can be incorporated in your
daily workout schedule.
Standard Farmers Walk
This variation is effective in case
you want to target your abs, lats
and glutes. All you need to do is,
hold two hefty barbells, dumbbells
or kettlebells (that will need more
steadiness and will work your
muscles even harder) and carry
them down at your sides. While
you hold the weights, ensure that
you are standing in an upright
position with your glutes and abs
engaged and your lat muscles
locked in.
This variation should be
performed anywhere from 20 to
70 yards depending on your
programming and training. Start
with a fixed distance. Learner’s
should stop, rest, and replicate. In
an advanced level, lifters should
turn around and start walking
back, this additional effort will
pay off exponentially for your
grip strength.
THIS TRAINING HELPS IN BUILDING
MUSCLE FASTER, REDUCES BODY FAT AND
THERE IS LESSER CHANCES OF INJURY.
Overhead Farmer’s Carry
To To involve your lats and abs
more, you can do the overhead
Farmer’s Walk. Start by using a
pair of dumbbells or kettlebells
and get them to the overhead
position. The weights need to be
fixed directly over your shoulders,
and you must lock your lat
muscles down and support your
stomach muscles. This variation
can be worked for a detailed
distance or time frame. While you
carry weights above your head,
it’s vital for you to move gradually,
keep your emphasis on one point
ahead of you, and involve your
core muscles to aid in keeping
your stability.
If you ever feel as though the
weight is unbalanced, bring down
the weight and cut the amount of
mass you use till the movement
rack position, while the other
should be placed in an old-style
farmers walk position. Uphold this
position during your whole
Farmer’s Walk course. When you
reach the end, you need to switch
hands and repeat.
feels more normal to you. Time
interval can be one minute of
Farmer’s Walk, 30 seconds
rest and 30 yards replicating it
three times.
Single Arm Side-Loaded
Farmer’s Carry
To engage your obliques
prominently, try your hands on this
variation. It is more or less similar
to the Standard Farmer’s Walk,
but instead of holding a weight in
each hand, you should hold a
weight in only one hand. By
loading only a single body side,
your oblique on the reverse side
is required to work harder in order
to keep the body in a straight
position in spite of the uneven
weight distribution. Attempt
working this variation on a time
interval of one minute per side
with 30 seconds of rest in
between or for an exact distance
for each side.
Staggered Carry
The staggered carry needs two
kettlebells. Place one in a strict
Sandbag Suicide
This variation is focused on the
aerobic ability than grip asset.
This loaded carry includes the
placement of a sandbag over your
shoulder. Set up a twenty yard
course and mark off five yard
increments. To begin with, start
running towards the first five yard
marker, the moment you reach,
you must turn around and run
backwards to the point you
started from. Rest and Repeat.
There are numerous ways you
can load the body in a farmer’s
carry, and each variation of load
placement will undoubtedly help
in engaging diverse muscle
groups in different ways.
Irrespective of the variations you
choose, you will get a great
workout and will also make daily
chores much easier.
ABOUT THE WRITER
Sailendra S Raane is the director of
Fitness Division at Reset-Holistic
Living Concepts, ProSport
Fitness Centre.
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WHAT THE HELL IS...
Shallow diving
Everything you have ever read in a physics
class is about to change as the divers hit
the shallow side of the pool.
by Sneham Choudhary
O
ne instruction that reads
loud and clear at all pool
sides is of No Diving:
Shallow Water. Then, what
are we talking about? Why
would anyone get themselves into
clear and present danger by diving
at the shallow side of the pool?
Well, there are people who
enjoy it and don’t get hurt in
the process.
Physics says (see, this subject
does try to help you in real life
once in a while like mathematics!)
that too much velocity and too
little water can break your neck if
you dive.
But shallow divers, as they are
called, are masters who bend the
rule of velocity, gravity and all
such things.
So, shallow diving is a
real thing?
Shallow diving is an extreme
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sport in which participants
attempt to dive from the greatest
height into the shallowest side of
a pool.
Their aim is to hit the water
horizontally in a manner similar
to the belly flop to avoid injuring
themselves. It’s not easy by
any means.
Meet the master
Shallow diving is risky even for
Darren Taylor, popularly known as
Professor Splash, who has been
doing it for the last 25 years. He
successfully dove from 37.8 feet
(11.52 metre) into a paddling pool
of depth 1 foot (30 cm) breaking
his record for a successive
20th time.
He’s set many Guinness world
records for shallow-water diving,
performing the feat in several
countries: Japan, the United
States and Germany. How does
he manage to do that without
hurting himself? Well, it’s all about
the posture.
Trick of the trade
The secret according to him is to
land flat and try and get as much
water out of this pool as one can.
He dissipates water that creates a
cushion effect. One has to judge
the wind, weather condition, the
cold, the time of day though. The
sport involves real science and
well-trained body, and that
explains why Taylor doesn’t have
a tough competition till date,
except Roy Fransen, who
successfully dove from 110 feet
(33.5 metre) into 8 feet
(2.4 metre) of water. Doesn’t
sound like something that we
should be trying!
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TRAVEL
Short & sweet
Too many long weekends? Too less planning? If you don’t want your
girlfriend to have a FOMO attack, take help from our quick guide to
weekend destinations. Thank us later.
By MIGAKHI ROY EVANS
NARKANDA,
Himachal Pradesh
Nearest City: Delhi
For most people headed to
Himachal, Manali and Kasol
would be the obvious choices.
But to get away from the routine,
go towards Narkanda that offers
some of the most spectacular
views of the Dhauladhar
Mountains. The sleepy little
settlement has a bunch of
general stores, tea shops and
some tourist guesthouses, but it
is the fir forests that beckon you
for a romantic feel. Drive up to
Hatu peak to see the entire bowl
of mountains, or indulge in a
playful snowball fight en route;
the snow around Narkanda
usually stays on for long periods
into summer.
PANGOT, Uttarakhand
Nearest City: Delhi
Away from the crowds that throng Nainital is the little sanctuary called
Pangot. The heady mix of oak, rhododendron and pine forest is a
haven for nearly 300 species of birds. Wake up to birdsong, wander
around on long walks, and indulge in quiet candle light dinners with
only nightjars chortling in the distance. Do a day trip to Nainital barely
18 km away, if you must, for a jaunt on the mall or an unwinding boat
ride on the lake.
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KANATAL, Uttarakhand
Nearest City: Delhi
While we usually associate apple farming with Himachal, a littlediscovered alternative is Kanatal in Garhwal. It’s a quaint hamlet that
offers crisp mountain air, fantastic views of Banderpoonch, and a taste
of deliciously crunchy apples that grow all over here. Request the local
farmers and try your hand at plucking and collection, while enjoying
that expansive birdlife these orchards attract. And later, enjoy farm
fresh meals, and go back to the romance of simple living.
YUKSOM, Sikkim
Nearest City: Kolkata
A 4.5 hour drive from Gangtok can take
you to Yuksom, a little hamlet famed for
being the hometown of Bollowood’s bad
man, Danny Denzongpa. Yuksom is the
gateway to Goecha La, a pass from where
the south-east face of Kanchundzonga
can be viewed. It is also the base camp for
aspiring climbers, and Yuksom usually is a
base for hikers and climbers on their way
up. Give Yuksom a chance, regardless, and
it will show you its treasures that include
the beautiful Kanchundzonga falls, small
lakes, refreshing walks, traditional local
homes and cuisine.
TAWANG,
Arunachal Pradesh
Nearest City: Kolkata
Once proclaimed the spiritual wonder of India,
Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is better known
than most places in the northeast and yet
remains unexplored. The impeccably laid
monastery here has a deep divine
significance and is the town’s biggest draw,
but so are the plentiful lakes and high
mountain passes that comprise the region’s
unmatched landscape. Drive through the Sela
pass and go high up to glacial lakes, and once
back in Tawang, find oneness with both your
partner and the self.
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TRAVEL
DISKIT, Ladakh,
Jammu & Kashmir
Nearest City: Delhi
An increasingly popular
mountain destination today is
Ladakh, but move away from
the Leh-Pangong Tso circuit
and you will find yourself in
places like Diskit tucked deep
in the Nubra Valley. Home to
the double-humped Bactrian
camel, this cold desert is
replete with hauntingly
beautiful landscapes and
monasteries. Fun and
adventure are synonymous with
this destination, but the real
surprise is the expanse of the
starry nights, bound to blow
your partner’s mind.
MAHABALESHWAR, Maharashtra
Nearest City: Mumbai
The winding road to Mahabaleshwar skirted by green valley makes it a marvellous
drive, along with the multiple stops you can make as you near it to sample the
strawberries it is famous for. Visit the Pratapgarh fort, or unwind at the Lingmala
falls. The more outgoing ones can also paraglide over the Sahyadris. Go for an
easy boat ride on Venna Lake, and finish off with some strawberries and fresh
cream at a strawberry farm here.
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KALIMPONG,
West Bengal
Nearest City: Kolkata
A treat for history lovers,
Kalimpong is the hill station
that brings back nostalgia of an
era long gone. While Darjeeling
close by has been a huge draw
for the Kolkata weekenders,
Kalimpong is brimming with
Buddhist quietude and a
colonial narrative. Walk up to
the MacFarlane Memorial
church, or to Durip and Zang
Dhok monasteries. The Deolo
Park offers views of the
surrounding hills and the town
itself, and has landscaped
gardens for a leisurely stroll. If
it gets a tad bit tame, we
suggest you get some
adrenaline rush rafting on the
gushing Teesta River. Bring
down the tempo with a
charming ride with your partner
on the toy train that will take
you from Ghoom nearby up to
the Darjeeling hills.
Pack light,
pack wise
CHIKMAGALUR, KARNATAKA
Nearest City: Bangalore
About 4.5 hours northwest of Bangalore is Chikmagalur known for its
coffee plantations. The place, however, packs in a punch with the
beauty of the Western Ghats, cool climes and misty hills. Hike through
grasslands and jungle trails up to the Mullayanagiri peak, or splash
around under the tumbling Hebbe falls. If you are up for an adventure,
head to the Bhadra wildlife sanctuary, home to leopards and
elephants. Unwind with a cup of freshly brewed coffee from a
plantation around.
ABOUT THE WRITER
Migakhi Roy Evans was born in
Shillong and grew up with a travel
itch by virtue of an army
background. She is equally at
home both in the northeast and
on the road. A social media
recluse, Migakhi would rather
spend time actually exploring
places than posting about them.
1. Cottons and dry fits work
best at this time of the year
and these altitudes.
Weather in the hills is
unpredictable though, so
always keep woollens
handy.
2. Carry a cooling towel, and
stay hydrated. Even in the
hills where temperature is
lower, keep your level of
liquid intake high.
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CAREER
Art works
Get past that poor artist’s image and choose a swanky profession that
would take you places.
by MOHAN TIWARI
D
id you grow up listening to
aunts and uncles telling
you how sketching
(especially if you are
caught doing it in your
mathematics notebook!) is
not going to take you anywhere?
It’s time to get even. Because
being interested in (or good at)
art does not mean you will either
end up being a (poor) painter or
an (overrated) installation artist.
Tell the aunties that the world is
your oyster when it comes to
career in the field of art. They say
you should be at the right place,
at the right time to get
somewhere. But when it comes to
career you should not wait, nor go
against your skill sets (or
passion). All you need to do is
work towards your desired career
and be informed while picking up
a course. Here are our top five
picks if you are an artist at heart
that is in great demand in India
and abroad.
ART DIRECTOR
ART CURATOR
So, you love art exhibitions, the
somberness, the discreetly coordinated
pieces of art? You can be a curator and
you can do what you love doing: collect,
catalogue and display paintings,
installations and sculptures. Curators also
put together exhibitions in museums, art
galleries or other venues with themes.
Sometimes, they also manage artists and
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their schedules, their image building and
media exposure. What you need to have
to be a successful art curator, apart from
being an ardent admirer of art, are great
public relations skills and business
acumen. Who knows, one day, you might
change the art scene (for good!).
Course to choose: M.Phil from
National Museum, New Delhi
If you are in love with the layout of this
story (or feel you can add to it), you can
be our Art Director’s next apprentice (and
we aren’t joking). If adrenaline rush,
creativity and newness is what you seek,
train as a designer. You can enter the
world of advertising, publishing, even
films. In advertising, art directors need to
designs and steer the look and feel of a
campaign, be it for electronic media, print
or online. They work closely with client
servicing team to understand the brief
from the client and come up with most
creative visual impact of the idea. It helps
if you have an understanding of
photography, typography and design
software. In publishing business, an art
director can have a field day
conceptualising the look and feel of the
magazine, working closely with the
editors. Those working in films visualise
and transform the director’s imagination
into film sets capable of taking the
audience to a world which does not exist.
There are newer avenues too, such as set
designing for events, award functions,
exhibitions and fashion shows.
Course to choose: Bachelors of
Fine Art and Masters of Fine Art
ART HISTORIAN
Were you the only one not dozing
off in the history class? Channelise
your inner history teacher’s pet if
you are one of them and there is an
exciting career option waiting for
you. As an art historian, you will be
responsible for preserving, restoring
and interpreting artforms from
different eras. Having a knack for
research and understanding of
culture, societies and artists will
help. It is no less than living in an
era bygone. So, if you are
passionate about art seeking a lot
of answers, this will be one of the
most satisfying careers to pursue.
Course to choose: Masters of
Art History, Archaeology,
Conservation of Art
LANDSCAPE DESIGNER
Being surrounded by greenery is more
necessary than ever. Be it an expansive
villa, a penthouse or an apartment balcony,
having a little green corner is a must. But
not everyone is an expert at it or has an
instinct for it. This is where a landscape
artist comes into the picture. Still in its
naïve stage, this is a career option, where
you might find slightly less competition.
But, it also means there is a lot less
reference points. As a landscape artist, you
can pick up projects, both for private homes
and commercial spaces, you will need to
use space creatively and bring in
individuality too, using landscaping, garden
accessories and furniture, and of course
plants and trees.
Course to choose: Bachelors of
Architecture, Masters of Architecture,
Flora Design
FINE ARTIST
While one might think it is one of the most conventional careers in art,
where one paints, sculpts and draws, but the truth is it is the most
exciting professions. And if you are exceptionally good at imagination
(no pun intended) and bringing it on a piece of paper, through an
Illustrator or sculpture you can be an artist in your right, literally. Today,
there are many unconventional mediums to express one’s creativity and
imagination, wires, scrap, wool, reclaimed wood, glass et al. With
patience, practice and perseverance (did we just sound like Narayan
Shankar?), you can be rich and famous, and happy.
Course to choose: Bachelors of Fine Art and Masters
of Fine Art
ABOUT THE WRITER
Mohan Tiwari is the
founder and CEO of
StudentsDestination.com
and counsels students
on career, learning
and development.
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CAREER
Small break, big bucks
Why spend money on Netflix to chill when you can earn while fanning your passion.
By Sneham Choudhary
S
ummer break does not
mean you have to compete
with your friends in lazing
like a pig. Be smart, type a
quirky resume (or not) and
make some extra bucks even as
you enjoy what you do.
WRITE CHOICE
Have you ever thought of using your
writing skills to make money? Try
it out. For netizens, you have the
option of blogging, microblogging
and posting Facebook posts for
brand that would pay you too. Start
small by writing an article for a
newspaper or magazine. This can
be a stepping stone for your
writing career.
PLAY AT WORK
Is there anything cooler than testing a
video game for its worth? How about...
nothing? All you have to do is to play
games to find glitches, loopholes and
bugs, and get paid for it. Eat your cake
and have it too?
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SWIM THROUGH IT
So, you enjoy spending hours in
the pool? Apply for being a trainer
at the local club or a community
swimming pool. The perks: train
the hotties, make relaxing-by-thepool your daily routine and earn
some cash. So when are you
taking the plunge?
TEACH THEM RIGHT
Were you one of those who loved
to teach their siblings and friends?
Now is the time to take it up. You
can join a school that takes in
part-time teachers or conduct
classes at home. It can be art and
music. Hot yoga, may be?
POST PERFECT
So, your friends tell you that you
are too good at mimicking or
singing? Make a video and post it
on YouTube. Who knows, you can
be the next Zach King or Ssumier
Pasricha aka Pammy Aunty. And if
you get enough hits, you will start
getting paid for it.
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SEX
GOT A
QUESTION
TO ASK?
FIRE
AWAY!
My girlfriend is a pro when it comes to
sex. Sometimes I think she acts like a
porn star!
—Bakhtawar Singh,
Delhi
And you have a problem with that? My friend,
you are the lucky one! Enjoy while it lasts
(instead of writing an inconspicuous letter to
me). Oh, or are you one of those who think
that too good in bed means too
‘experienced’? In that case, you don’t deserve
her. The problem with men (not all though) is
that they crib when they don’t get any action,
and when they actually get it... well! Grow up,
literally, before she writes a letter to me
complaining about how inexperienced you are
(or worse incompetent) in bed! Watch and
learn, will you?
P.S. If you actually have a problem with
her good moves, you don’t even deserve
a reticent first-timer. You can pass your
girlfriend’s number to me though.
N O Q U ESTIO N IS K INK IER,
W E I R D ER O R B OL DER
T H AN DR MOJ O. HE IS
H E RE TO HELP.
I broke up with my
girlfriend and got married
recently. Is it alright to still
fantasise about my ex?
—Himanshu Mehra,
Dehradun
It’s absolutely alright. You
are a human being after all.
For all you know, your ex is
feeling the same. Having said
that, try and work on your
new relationship, build new
memories and find kinkier,
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err, better ways to have fun
between the sheets with your
wife. But, never ever tell her
how hot your ex is and how
good it was with her in bed
or outside of it. Or, did you
already tell her that? If yes,
god save you.
P.S. Do you think you
can get them to have a
threesome with you? I mean
your ex and the wife? (Sorry,
for putting that thought in
your head.)
1
I fantasise about having sex with my girlfriend in a
public space. Should I tell her or will she run away
thinking I am a freak?
—Rahul Mishra, Agra
You are neither a freak nor the first man to think like this.
Have you seen the number of couples indulging themselves
at city parks and beaches? But, do not be direct with her
about having sex in a public space. Start with a kiss in public
and see how she reacts. As you whisper sweet nothings
to her, use your hands. For all you know, she has been
fantasising the same.
P.S. There are safe beaches and clubs across the world
where you can take her.
3
My partner watches x-rated films
and coaxes me to watch it with him.
But, I feel insecure just looking at
the actor’s bodies. Am I thinking
straight?
—Nisha Singh, Bangalore
Aah, finally a woman is asking a question.
Honey, you don’t have to feel insecure or
embarrassed (or even jealous) because
your partner is not into the porn star (he
might fantasise about her though), but all
he wants to do is have a good time in bed
with you. And trust me, most of the time,
he will not even look at her, because he
will be busy looking at you (and how your
face turns pink) as he tries to stimulate
you. It’s for your own good.
P.S. Why don’t you surprise him by
getting the latest videos of his favourite
star and owning the game? Tell me all
about it in your next letter.
4
I find my friend’s mother extremely
hot. But, I get tongue-tied when I see
her. How can I impress her?
—Rachit Saxena, Navi Mumbai
5
You naughty boy! Do not feel shy. You
should always remember, women of all
ages love to be appreciated. Do not tell her,
I repeat do not tell her that you find her hot.
Just beat about the bush. Tell her about the
latest book your have read (it better not be
a Chetan Bhagat one), share details about
things you are passionate about (or find out
what she is passionate about and research)
or drop a hint about a lunch at a new
restaurant that has opened in town
and take her out.
P.S. I don’t know where you are headed
but take it slow.
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RELATIONSHIP
Much ado about nothing?
Innocuous act outside a relationship has a new name: microcheating.
And it is suppose to be healthy.
Illustrations by Jayanto Banerjee
W
hat if we say that
few flirtatious moves
are pardonable in a
relationship? That it is
alright to share dirty
jokes or, even for that matter,
kiss someone. Don’t blame us. It
is what the experts are saying. In
fact, if you doubt her intensions,
you are just trying to control her
by putting too much pressure
on the way she should behave
outside the relationship. Letting
go of certain behavioural traits
(read coquetry) of your partner
will, in fact, help the relationship
to mature and evolve.
Look at the bigger picture
So, what does it mean
actually? In an interview with
Huffpost Australia, dating
expert Melanie Schilling,
defined micro cheating as
a “series of seemingly small
actions that indicate a person
is emotionally or physically
focused on someone outside
the relationship.”
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Micro cheating is the latest
relationship buzzword to hit the
Internet. It includes ‘innocent’
acts such as liking an Instagram
post, thinking about another
person or checking an ex’s
social media account.
The definition of cheating
indeed varies from one person
to another. While some are not
okay with their partners flirting
opening, others actually get
excited, sexually aroused even.
So what to do? Set your own
rules for your relationship.
Don’t to be over possessive
Calling your partner to be
your entire life is not healthy.
There is a need for a healthy
mix of interactions outside the
relationship.
“By labelling all of these minor
infractions as cheating, you are
putting pressure on your partner
to behave a certain way, which
can translate to emotional abuse
if left unchecked. So learn to
let go, sometimes.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Jayanto Banerjee is a cartoonist and illustrator,
who has been creating comic strips, social
and political cartoons for magazines and
newspapers for the last three decades. His
cartoons are satirical, mostly poking fun at
situations from daily life.
Talk it out
You need to have a
conversation with your partner
in case something is bothering
you. You may be affecting your
relationship by simply labelling
your partner as a cheater for
these ‘small’ things.
“I trust my wife completely and
don’t mind her sharing a good
rapport with her male colleagues.
But at the same, I wouldn’t
tolerate anything beyond that
like say, her being physical with
someone else.
Trust and communication are
very important in any relationship,
and we have both. So there’s
nothing to worry,” said Prakash
Raj, who is working as a
technical expert with a leading
software company in Delhi.
When asked about where
to draw a line, his techie friend
Sujith, answered, “Both of you
can sit together and list out the
things which are allowed and
which are not in your relationship.
No one else can do that for you.”
And to help you have a
good laugh, we leave you
with these hilarious situations.
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MONEY
Spending rights
Does your partner’s secret bank account means they are
having an emotional affair? We find out.
by BHAWNA GERA VIJAN
Illustration by
JAYANTO BANERJEE
M
ost of you would have
an affirmative answer if
we ask you if you are
aware of your partner’s
emotional quotient. But,
would you be so confident about
her finances too? Let us break it
to you.
Financial infidelity is equally
alarming. For the uninitiated,
financial infidelity is when a
partner lies about where they
keep their money, where and
how they spend it, and how
much they have.
The urge to have financial
independence is common. And if
the reason to hide is sheer
embarrassment of how much
they spend (or to dodge your
constant nagging) it can be less
serious than you think.
Kansas State University’s
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Sonya Britt-Lutter says that it’s
difficult to pin down reasons why
people financially cheat, but one
reason is that we like to keep
spending on things we used
to while single, even though a
partner finds it wasteful
or frivolous.
“A lot of it boils down to a
difference in values,” Sonya says.
So, your partner might think that
if there’s something that she
values that you don’t value, she
will still spend money on it
because it’s something that she
thinks is important or makes her
happy. She is just not telling you
about it to avoid an argument,
Sonya adds.
But, not divulging the details
because they are hiding some
transactions that might out their
‘other’ activities or spending
money on someone else can not
be good news for a relationship.
The question is if finding out
about your partner’s hidden
funds worse than catching them
having an affair? Not if the
intensions are right.
If the reason to hide finacial details is sheer
embarrassment of how much they spend (or
to dodge your constant nagging) it can be less
serious than you think.
Money remains a sticky topic
not only for couples but also for
those on a lookout for true love.
Reason? A person entering into
a relationship may be afraid to let
his new love interest know about
past money mishaps because it
may change things.
“Of course, I wouldn’t like to
marry someone who does have a
good bank balance. It’s better to
be truthful about these things
than repent later,” points out
Amandeep Khosla, a Delhibased software consultant, who
is on a look out for a match on
matrimonial sites. It eases the
pressure off him, he says. Being
honest about your financial
issues before moving in or
getting married (or those already
in a relationship) is important if
you want to enjoy a happy life.
GROOMING
Squeaky clean
and how
Move on, the metrosexuals have arrived. And they are
packing sunblock and scrubs in their bag too.
G
By JAINEE GANDHI
rooming for men was such an
alien topic a few years back. It was
a concept which was restricted to
men in the glamour industry. Times
have changed and men grooming
is not a frowned upon topic, even as
metrosexuals have arrived.
I remember as young adult watching
stars like Amitabh Bachchan appearing in
advertisement for gender neutral
products, say Ambuja cement. Then came
the crop of Shahrukh Khan, who started
with the face creams specially designed
for me, and the ‘7 signs of ageing’ were
not restricted to just women. Things have
taken a bigger leap with young heartthrob
such as Virat Kohli and Ranveer Singh
promoting all sorts of grooming products.
The next in line are the Youtubers and
bloggers who don’t shy away from
trying some charcoal facemasks that hit
the market.
And why not? The global market for male
grooming products is projected at US
dollars 60.7 billion by 2020. And unlike
the belief it’s not just shaving creams or
fragrances. Sunscreen, skin brightening
and anti-aging products are ruling the
market. So, are there any rules to be
followed? We tell you.
Do’s & Don’ts
Beard has been a trend forever, but for
last couple of years, it has become a style
statement. So, why shave it off just
because summer is calling? Go
minimalistic chic. Trim it and style it to
keep it neat. Do not use heavy products
on hair and beard. Use lightweight serums
instead of gel. Try dry shampoo. It works!
Rogue hair out of nose and ear is a big no.
So, invest in trimmers or use your good
old pair of scissors.
Buy perfumes and colognes that suit
your personality. Cologne works well
during the day or when you are outdoors.
Always apply sunscreen before stepping
out in the sun. It’s not a myth. Men, do
not sulk. There are special sunscreens
for you.
For summer, opt for cotton and linen for
casual wear. Pair it with kolhapuri
chappals for the day and a bright red
loafer for night. Stay sweat free by using
talcum powder or sweat pads under your
armpits.
ABOUT THE WRITER
Jainee Gandhi, AICI, Certified Image
Professional and Founder of ImagEdge
Academy, Mumbai and Singapore.
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STYLE GUIDE
Dress to kill
Don’t you want to get it right, every time?
Here are five ways you can upgrade a
mundane day with your effortlessly
cool looks.
THE BRUNCH LOOK
• Round Frame Gold
Tone Sunglasses, Saint
Laurent. `26,530
• Basic Polo Shirt with
Stand-up Collar, Zara.
`1,190
• Cash Fold Wallet,
Ezra Arthur. `2,780
• Leather Belt, Cole
Haan. `4,895
• Harmonieuse,
Swatch. `7,170
• Black Musk Eau de
Parfum, The Body
Shop. `2,415
• Benjamin Sandal,
Jerusalem Sandels.
`5,520
• Checked Trousers,
H&M. `4,000
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• Braided Leather
Bracelet, Finn and
Taylor. `2,240
THE DATE LOOK
• Three Button
Blazer, Zara.
`6,990
• Troy Crewneck
T-shirt, Boss. `5,245
• Tanko pendant
Necklace, Vitaly.
`4,335
• Cap-Toe Suede and
Patent-Leather Sneakers,
Lanvin. `33,400
• Skinny Jeans,
Calvin Klein
Jeans. `6,260
• Amber Blend Eau
de Parfum,
Davidoff. `6,950
THE GYM LOOK
• Training Dry Px Muscle
Tank, Nike. `3,145
• SoundSport Wireless
Headphones, Bose.
`10,485
• Hu Holi Cotton Blend
Track Jacket, Adidas Sport
& Pharrell Williams. `19,180
• NSW Air Max Jogger
Pants, Nike. `6,290
• Men’s Gel-Kayano
23 Running Shoes,
Asics. `12,000
• Base Camp Medium
Duffel Bag, The North
Face. `9,720
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THE OFFICE LOOK
• Got it Covered
50mm Polarized
Sunglasses, Quay
Australia. ` 4,195
• Striped Shirt with
Concealed Button
Details, Zara. `1790
• Ludlow
Houndstooth
Cotton & Linen
Coat, J. Crew.
`11,750
• Sauvage Eau de
Toilette, Dior.
`5,385
• Record, Longines.
`1,35,045
• Signature Slim
Cross-Grain Leather
Briefcase, Hugo
Boss. `44,145
• Pinch Weekender LX
Penny Loafer, Cole
Haan. `8,390
• Ludlow Trim Fit
Houndstooth Cotton
& Linen Suit Pants,
J. Crew. `6,850
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• Artist Stripe Silk
Pocket Square,
Paul Smith. `5,245
THE TRAVEL LOOK
• Relaxed Baseball Cap,
Adidas Originals. `1,680
• Round Frame Gunmetal
Tone Sunglasses, Ray-Ban.
`13,715
• The Minimalist
Two-Hand Indigo Blue
Leather Watch, Fossil.
`10,070
• Stories from the East
Regular Fit Shirt, Reyn
Spooner. `3,425
• Fleur de Lis Lapel Pin,
David Donahue. `5,940
• Supply Convertible
Water Resistant
Backpack, Hex.
`6,990
• 1020, Bombay
Perfumery. `4,100
• Leadcat Suede Slide
Sandal, Puma. `2,790
• Crossfir X Hybrid Shorts,
BIllabong. `1,920
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TREND
Inked forever
Looking to leave an indelible mark on each other’s
mind? Get a mark, errr, tattoos that complete you.
By Vikas Malani
So, yours is the ‘forever’ kind of
love? So, why not get a couple or
matching tattoo to profess your
love for each other? Anyone can
say ‘I do’ but it takes great
commitment on both ends to get
your love inked to show that love is
here to stay. There is a great
variety of couple tattoos for those
who want to wear their hearts,
literally, on their sleeves.
You can get rings inked on your
fingers instead of exchanging rings
or date of your wedding
anniversary on each other’s wrists.
Roman numbers can add an ornate
quotient to it. You must have heard
of the quote: Birds of same feather
flock together. It’s a hip idea to get
matching feathers inked on
your wrists or legs if you feel
belong together.
You can also get ‘Queen of
Hearts’ and ‘King of Hearts’ inked
on your shoulders. Obviously, the
King goes for the girl and the
Queen goes for the guy! Then
there are matching tattoos such as
an anchor and a wheel, an arrow
and a heart, lock and key, ‘soul’ and
‘mate,’ two words written on two
different people, and some
geometric connecting couple
tattoos.
For a lasting impression (and
reminding each other of the love),
get tattoos that not only
complement each other, but also
complete each other.
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Love, lost
Is your lover gone? Then why should
your tattoo remind you of her? Erase it.
There are enough clichéd ways to
get over a relationship: binge eat,
pub crawl and howl with friends,
retail therapy, makeovers and
what not. But what if there’s a
tattoo on your body that
constantly reminds you of the
good days (and bad). You don’t
have to carry them on your body.
Just get a good tattoo artist to
modify those.
But, break-up tattoos does not
necessarily mean words related
to mourning, grief, loss and
melancholy. It can be about
spiritual development, positivity
and strength. They mark new
beginnings and can be symbolic
of a rebirth and beauty of
constantly evolving human life.
There are meaningful designs
and symbols that act as healing
or therapeutic experience in itself.
Tattoos can be completely
modified into a new one or
extended to recreate something
from the existing words or
symbols. There can be funny
one-iners too! And who knows,
breakup is the excuse you can
use to get rid of the tattoo your
girlfriend forced you to get!
ABOUT THE WRITER
Vikas Malani is the founder of
BodyCanvas Tattoos.
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TIPS
Desk job
You don’t have to kill yourself at work.
Move, stretch and bend to stay fit.
Compiled by Pranay Kamal
Move around
Sitting for long periods
of time can cause
muscle aches, especially
back. Try and walk
around every two hours,
especially after lunch.
Stretch fingers
• Separate and
straighten your fingers
until you feel a stretch.
• Keep your hand in
alignment with your
wrist the whole time.
• Hold for 10 seconds
• Then, with your hands
in the same positions,
bend the knuckles.
• Hold for 10 seconds.
Stretch wrist
• Grasp one hand and
slowly pull back
your fingers.
• Hold for 5 seconds.
• Gently press the back of
the hand. The stretched
hand should be down
with the palm facing you.
• Hold for 5 seconds.
• Repeat with the
other hand.
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Don’t sit for too long
Experts recommend
taking a stretch break
every 20-30 minutes.
Right postures
Stretch neck
• Lower your chin to
your chest.
• For an added stretch,
place your hands on the
back of your head and
very gently press down
on your head, so you feel
more of a stretch through
the back of the neck.
• Hold for 15-30 seconds.
Stretch neck (side)
• Turn your head to one
side while keeping your
shoulders straight.
• Keep your chin parallel
with the floor.
• Hold for 15-30 seconds.
• Turn your head to the
other side and repeat.
Elbows-out chest stretch
Overhead shoulder stretch
Across-the -body shoulder stretch
• Place your hands behind
your head.
• Squeeze your shoulder
blades back and down
as you bring your elbows
back as far as possible.
• Hold for 15-30 seconds.
• Lift one arm and gently bend it
behind your head.
• Place your other hand on the bent
elbow to stretch the back of your
upper arm, shoulder, and back.
• Hold for 15-30 seconds.
• Repeat with the other arm.
• Place one hand under your elbow.
• Lift the elbow and extend it across your
chest without rotating your body.
• You will feel a stretch along the back of your
arm and into the back of the shoulder.
• Hold for 15-30 seconds.
• Repeat with the other arm.
Lower back stretch
• Sit forward in your chair.
• Bring one knee towards
your chest and gently
pull the back of the thigh
towards you.
• Hold for 15-30 seconds.
• Repeat with the other leg.
Quad sretch
• Stand and place one hand on the back
of a chair or desk for stability.
• Grab one leg (with the arm on the
same side) and bring it toward
your glutes.
• Hold for 15-30 seconds.
• Repeat with the other leg.
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THE ISLAND MARY
DRINK
Inspired by the distinctive flavors and pristine
landscape of the Maldives, the Island Mary
complements the classic ingredients of a
traditional Bloody Mary with Kala Namak Salt, a
distinctive seasoning popular in South Asian
cuisine. Served in a Nautilus seashell, the
Island Mary evokes sunsets on Vommuli
Island’s fine white-sand beach, overlooking the
glistening Indian Ocean.
Mixed doubles
Keep your cool this summer with
these easy, ‘no-fuss’ drinks, and lady
love will smile on you.
Ingredients
• Vodka: 60 ml
• Martini Bianco Vermouth: 15 ml
• Tomato juice: 120 ml
• Worcestershire sauce: 10 ml
• Tabasco sauce: 10 ml
• Lime juice: 20 ml
• Celery bitters: 3 dashes
• Black pepper: 1 pinch
By SNEHAM CHOUDHARY
Garnish
On the rim: Black salt
Celery stalk: 1
Lime: 1slice
Boston shaker (tin)
Method
Fill ¾ part of Boston shaker with ice.
Gently pour all of the ingredients into it and
shake it three times. Strain the drink
into a Nautilus sea shell (or a glass of
your choice).
—By Deepak Kumar, Restaurants Manager
St. Regis Maldives
WATERMELON MARTINI
Ingredients
• Gin or vodka: 60 ml
• Triple sec
• Watermelon syrup
• Watermelon: A slice
• Salt
• Sugar
• Cocktail shaker
• Martini glasses
Method
Mix some salt and sugar in a
small bowl, and pour it into a
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small, shallow plate. Moisten the
rim of a martini glass with a
piece of watermelon and touch
the glass rim into the salt and
sugar mixture. Set aside.
Mix watermelon syrup, gin or
vodka and triple sec into a
cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Cover and shake until the
outside of the shaker has
frosted. Strain the drink into the
prepared martinin glasses.
—By Chef Abhijeet Chauhan
Head Chef, Dum Maro Dum
VERY OLD FASHION
Ingredients
• Tequila: 40 ml
• Agave syrup: 15 ml
• Angostura bitters: 3 drops
• Ice cubes: 10-12
• Cinnamon stick: 1 (12 cm)
• Orange peel as garnish
• Old-fashioned glass
Method
Place cubes of ice into an
old-fashioned glass. Pour
tequila, agave syrup and
angostura bitters into the glass.
Stir the mixture with cinnamon
stick. Keep the stick on the
glass. Garnish the drink with
orange peel.
— By Wahyu Dewangga
Bartender, Belmond Jimbaran
Puri, Bali
TANGERINE FLAME
Ingredients
• Brandy: 45 ml
• Orange Sorbet tea
concentrate: 120 ml
• A dash of pepper
• Honey: 15 ml
• Orange Peel
• Ice
50 SHADES OF GREEN
Ingredients
• Gin
• Rosemary syrup and spray
• Triple sec
• Lime juice
• Orange bitters
• Ice cubes
Method
Mix the ingredients in a glass.
Serve warm or add ice.
Garnish with an orange peel.
—By Kausshal Dugarr
CEO & Founder, Teabox
Method
Pour all the ingredients)
together in a cocktail shaker.
Shake well untill the shaker
is frosty from outside. Pour
in a tall glass with ice cubes.
Top the drink with lime juice
and garnish with rosemary
or orange bitters.
—By The Good Wife
Mumbai
ORANGE THYME ICE TEA
Ingredients
• Ice tea: 150 ml
• Orange juice: 50 ml
• Thyme: 4-5 strings
• Honey: 15 ml
• Black salt: 5 gm
Method
Boil two cups of water with thyme and
tea powder. Strain and refrigerate for
cooling. Add orange juice, honey and
black salt to the chilled drink. Mix well.
Garnish with wages of orange and ice
cubes.
—By Shekhar Pawase, Drink Curator
Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan
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DRINK
KOKUM KADHI
Ingredients
• Kokum (Garcinia
Indica pod): 50 gm
• Lukewarm water: 3
cups
• Curry leaves: 4-5
fresh
• Green chillies (slit): 2
• Asafoetida (hing): 3
pinches
• Sugar: 2 tsp
• Salt: To taste
• Cumin seeds: ½ tsp
• Mustard Seeds
(slightly smashed): ½
tsp
• Fresh coconut milk: 2
glasses
• Ginger: Cut in 2
inches
• Chopped garlic
(slightly fried): 5 piece
Method
Soak kokum pods in lukewarm water
and leave it for three hours. Take it out
from water and let it dry. Grind
mustard seeds and cumin in a stone
mortar and pestle. Add curry leaves,
green chillies in it and grind it in a
blender with water (if required). When
all the seeds mix together then add
smashed kokum pulp and fresh
coconut milk into the pan. Sprinkle
asafoetida powder, mix well till it
becomes smooth. Squeeze out the
juice, strain it and add sugar and salt
(as per your taste). Garnish with curry
leaves, ginger pieces and fried garlic.
Stir it well before serving.
—By Chef Sukesh
Sana-di-ge, Delhi
RAGI ALMOND DRINK
Ingredients
• Finger millet
• Ragi powder: 2 tbsps
• Almond powder
(roasted): 1- 1/2 tbsps
• Jaggery (grated) or
date syrup: 2-3 tbsps
Method
Add ragi powder and roasted almond
powder in half a cup of cold water.
Place 4 1/2 cups of water and jaggery
or date syrup in a vessel and allow the
jaggery to melt. Bring water to a boil.
Reduce flame and slowly add ragialmond water, stirring continuously till it
thickens. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Turn
off the heat and let it cool down. Serve
at room temperature or chilled. When
chilled, ragi almond drink thickens. At
the time of serving, add some cold milk
or thick coconut milk for pouring
consistency and blend well.
— By Chef Avinash Jha
Jaypee Vasant Continental
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LIQUID GOLD ICED LATTE
Ingredients
• Milk of choice: 2 cups
• Almond: 10 pieces
• Turmeric powder: 1½ tsp
• Ceylon cinnamon, ground: ½ + ¼ tsp
• Ginger, ground: ¼ tsp
• Black pepper: A pinch
• Maple syrup or honey: 2-4 tsp
• Vanilla extract: 1 tbsp
• Ice cubes (if serving cold)
Method
Set a medium sized saucepan over mediumhigh heat. Whisk together milk, turmeric,
cinnamon, ginger and black pepper in the
saucepan. Increase the heat to high and bring
the mixture to a boil, whisking frequently to
keep the mixture from scorching on the
bottom. Blanc almonds, de-skin and puree
with three tbsp water to form almond milk.
When the turmeric tea/golden milk has
reached a boil, lower the heat, add almond
milk and keep it at a bare simmer for 3-5
minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and
whisk in your choice of sweetener to taste,
along with the vanilla extract.
Cool it completely in the fridge, and serve as
desired over ice.
—By Chef Nishesh Tripathi
Radisson Blu Hinjawadi
CRANBERRY COOLER
Ingredients
• Cranberry juice: 65 ml
• Lime juice: ½ table spoon
• Soda
• Crushed ice
• Cocktail shaker
• Collins glass
Method
Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail
shaker. Pour in a Collins glass.
Add crushed ice and serve.
—By Bhanu Gupta,
Director-F&B
Radisson Blu
MBD Hotel Noida
BREEZY 12
Ingredients
• Ginger ale: 5 ml
• Lemon juice: 1/2 ml
• Cucumber: 3 slices
• Mint leaves: 6
Method
Add cucumber slices and mint into a Tom Collin
glass and muddle them. Fill the glass with ice and
add lime juice. Top it up with ginger ale. Garnish
with sprig of mint and a slice of cucumber.
—By Sachin Rasal, Mixologist
Doubletree by Hilton Pune Chinchwad
April 2018
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Ingredients
Garlic bread slices: 3
Goat cheese (Chevre): 45 gm
Potatoes: 45 gm
Artichoke: 45 gm
Olives, black: 20 gm
Sundried tomatoes: 15 gm
Parmesan cheese: 20 gm
Olive oil: 10 ml
Fresh basil: a sprig
Black pepper: a pinch
Garlic: 8 gm
Salt to taste
Method
Peel the potato and cut into
small dices, about 1 mm in size.
Boil some water with parmesan
rind in a pan and cook the
potatoes just
right to get a bite
and cooked
enough. Chop the
artichoke in similar
size as the potatoes
and slice the black
olives. In a pan, heat some
olive oil and sauté garlic,
cooked potatoes along with
artichokes and olives, season
with salt and pepper and
grated parmesan cheese.
Drizzle some oil on garlic bread
slices and toast the breads.
Spread goat cheese in good
quantity over the slices and
then top with the potato and
artichoke mixture. Garnish with
a basil leaf, sundried tomatoes
and parmesan cheese slice on
each bread slice and serve.
— By Arvind Kumar Bharti
Head Chef, Amuse House
BAKED SALMON WITH
SEASONAL GREENS
Ingredients
Salmon fillet: 6 pieces
Seasonal Greens (broccoli,
green beans, asparagus,
spinach)
Thyme, chopped
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
For Vinaigrette Marinade
Olive oil: 500 ml
Orange juice: 200 mg
Red wine vinegar: 50 ml
Salt and pepper, to taste
Method
Preheat oven to 200
degrees. Mix vinaigrette
ingredients in blender.
Sprinkle on salmon and let sit
overnight. Boil each
vegetable separately (green
beans for 2 minutes,
asparagus for 1 minute).
After each vegetable is
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boiled, let them cool down in
ice water. Cut vegetables into
5 cm-long-sticks. Bake
salmon for 10 minutes at 200
degrees. Sauté green
vegetables in olive oil.
Spinach should be sautéed
with salt, pepper and thyme.
Serve salmon hot on a bed of
warm greens.
— By Chef Cobi Bachar
Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem
EAT
FRESH CORN CAKES
WITH SUMMER SALSA
Ingredients
White whole-wheat flour: 3/4
cup
Plain yellow cornmeal: 1/2 cup
Baking powder: 2 teaspoons
Kosher salt, divided: 3/4
teaspoon
Freshly ground black pepper,
divided: 1/2 teaspoon
Light sour cream: 1 cup
Large eggs: 2
Olive oil, divided: 2 tablespoons
Fresh corn kernels (about 2
ears): 1 1/4 cups
Minced jalapeño: 2
tablespoons
Diced yellow squash: 1/2 cup
Chopped green
onions: 1/4 cup
Chopped fresh basil: 1/4 cup
White wine vinegar: 1 1/2
teaspoons
Tomato, chopped: 1 medium
Method
Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a
dry measuring cup. Mix flour,
cornmeal, baking powder, salt and
pepper in a large bowl. Ina
different pan, mix sour cream,
eggs and oil in a bowl, stirring
until smooth. Add sour cream
mixture, corn and jalapeño to flour
mixture, and stir just until
combined. Heat a large nonstick
griddle over medium-high heat.
Divide corn mixture into eight
equal portions (about 1/3 cup
each) and shape into patties.
Add patties to griddle and cook
for 6 minutes on each side. Mix
squash, green onions, basil,
vinegar, tomato, remaining oil,
remaining salt and pepper in a
bowl and toss. Place 2 corn
cakes on each of 4 plates and
top evenly with salsa.
— By Avinash Jha, Executive
Chef, Jaypee Vasant Continental
MHAMSSA (MOROCCAN PASTA) WITH
SPINACH AND ASPARAGUS
Ingredients
Mhamssa (or small Moroccan
pasta/risotto rice): 500 gm
Olive oil: 2 tbsp
White onions: 200 gm
Water: 1 litre
Hard cheese in the style of
Parmesan: 100 gm
Butter: 200 gm
Whipped cream: 15 cl
Chopped parsley: half a
bunch
Salt and pepper, to taste
Spinach organic: 1 bunch
Asparagus organic: 200 gm
Method
Blanch the spinach for 2
minute and put to one side.
Slice the onions and place
the olive oil and onions in a
pan on a medium heat for 2
minutes or until softened.
Add the asparagus and cook
for a further 3 minutes. Add
Mhamsa (pasta) to the
onions and cover it with hot
water. Cook and stir well until
nearly all of the stock has
been absorbed, then slowly
add the remaining water.
Repeat the process until the
Mhamsa is cooked (about 20
minutes). To finish add 40 gm
of butter, half of the cream,
half the parmesan and stir
well until the Mhamsa is well
coated. Add the rest of the
butter, whipped cream and
carefully stir in the spinach
with and asparagus. Add salt
and pepper to taste. Place on
a plate and add the remaining
parmesan and chopped
parsley on top.
— By Yassine Khalal,
Head Chef,
Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco
April 2018
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EAT
JUJEH KEBAB
Ingredients
Boneless skinless chicken
breast halves: 4
Onion, peeled and sliced: 1
small
Fresh lemon juice: 1/3 cup
Saffron powder, ground: 1/8 tsp
Salt: ¼ tsp
Black pepper, ground: ¼ tsp
Olive oil: ¼ cup
For grilled vegetables
Small tomatoes (whole)
Small onions cut in half
Sweet colourful mini peppers
(whole)
Serrano peppers (optional)
Olive oil for brushing over the
veggies
Sprinkle of salt and ground
black pepper
Outdoor grill and 6-7 metal
skewers
Method
Trim all the fat from chicken
breasts and cut them into equal
pieces (1 ½ - 2 inches) and
place them in a medium glass
container. Add the sliced onions,
saffron, salt, black pepper and
lemon juice to the chicken and
toss until the chicken pieces are
uniformly coated with saffron
and yellow. Add the olive oil to
the dish and stir to combine.
Cover the dish with plastic wrap
and refrigerate 24-48 hours.
Leave the marinated chicken
out at room temperature for
about 45 minutes before grilling.
Prepare the outdoor grill for
high heat because this chicken
kebab needs to cook fast
otherwise it will dry out. If using
coals, they should be burned
until they are covered with a
white ash before grilling. The
grill grates should be 4-5 inches
above the heat source. Use
narrow metal skewers to skewer
the chicken kebabs. Skewer the
tomatoes, onions and peppers
separately because these
vegetables do not cook at the
same time. Spray or brush the
skewered vegetables with a
light coating of olive oil and a
sprinkle of salt and pepper
before grilling them. Place two
metal bars at top and bottom of
the grill grate and rest the tip
and handle of the skewers on
the bars so the chicken and
vegetables don’t touch the
grates. If there is not enough
space on the grill for all the
skewers, grill the vegetables
first and keep them warm until
you grill the chicken. Grill the
Jujeh kebab over high heat. As
soon as one side starts
changing colour the other sides
should be grilled so the hot fire
seals in the juices. Then keep
turning the skewers until golden
brown on all sides and no longer
SUMMER LIME
CAPRESE
Ingredients
Cherry tomatoes, halved: 200
gm
Bocconcini, cut in small pieces:
100 gm
Fresh basil: 30 gm
Extra virgin olive oil: 3-4 tsp
Arqa summer lime dressing:
8-10 gm
Sea salt, to taste
Satay sticks
Method
Mix extra virgin olive oil with
Arqa summer lime dressing to
make a smooth emulsion.
Thread half a cherry tomato, a
small piece of basil leaf, and a
mozzarella ball onto the
toothpicks until all ingredients
are used. Drizzle summer lime
dressing generously on the
sticks leaving the end clean.
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Sprinkle sea salt to taste.
Serve immediately or
refrigerate for an hour before
serving.
— By Swasti Aggarwal
Food Strategist, Foodhall
pink inside. Check one piece of
the Jujeh kebab by cutting
through it with a knife, if it is white
and juicy it is ready. Remove the
kebabs that are ready from fire
and keep them warm under
aluminium foil and serve as soon
as all are done grilling. Enjoy the
Chicken Kebabs and grilled
vegetables over Sangak (Persian
flat bread) or Persian rice. If you
are serving the Chicken kebabs
with white rice, add a dab of
softened butter on top and
toss gently with a fork to coat
the warm rice, and sprinkle it
with sumac for the traditional
style. Serve the kebabs with
extra lemon/lime wedges
with a few wedges of fresh
white or red onions.
— By Chef Amit
Executive Chef, Orza
EAT
SHAN TOMATO SALAD
Ingredients
Red tomatoes, medium size,
sliced in 1 cm strips and
de-seeded: 5
Green tomato, medium size,
sliced in 1 cm strips and
de-seeded: 1
Red onion, sliced thin: 1
Chopped coriander (save large
leaves for garnish): ½ cup
Unsalted roasted peanuts,
crushed: 2 tbs
Shallot, sliced thin: 1
Lime juice: 8 tsp
Fish sauce: 4 tsp
Fine salt: 1 tsp
White sugar: 1 tsp
Chili flakes (optional and to
taste)
Infused turmeric and garlic oil
Garlic cloves, sliced thin: 3
Olive oil: 200 ml
Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
Method
First, prepare the turmeric and
garlic infused oil. Heat olive oil
in a pan in medium heat. Add in
the turmeric powder and sliced
garlic. Cook and continuously
stir until the garlic is golden
brown and crispy (about 3-5
minutes). Strain the garlic and
set aside. Place shallots in the
oil and fry until golden brown.
Strain and set aside. Save the
oil for later. In a bowl, toss
together the tomatoes, red
onion and coriander. Add in the
toasted peanut, fried garlic and
fried shallot. Mix together and
season with the lime juice, fish
sauce, infused oil, salt and
sugar. Add or reduce sugar and
salt according to your liking.
Place in a serving bowl and
garnish with fresh coriander
leaf. If you like it spicy, add
some chili flakes.
— By Karl Reyes
Executive Chef, Belmond
Governor’s Residence, Yangon
SASHIMI SALAD
Ingredients
Tuna
Salmon
Kampachi
Cos Romaine
Iceberg Lettuce
Rocket Leaves
Sesame Oil
Lemon Juice
Soy Sauce
Red Bell Pepper
Hass Avocado
Yellow Spoon Tomato
Onion
Sashimi
Method
For sashimi salad, put assorted
salad leaves like iceberg, rocket
leaves, cos romaine and assorted
fish like salmon, tuna, kampachi
(dice shape) avocado and tomato
in a salad bowl. For sauce,
make a combination of soya,
lemon, sesame sauce, and
ichimi (Japanese chili). Mix it
all together with olive oil.
Garnish with sliced onion and
red bell pepper, sprinkle with
assorted micro green and
ichimi (Japanese chili) and
serve fresh.
— By Yutaka Saito Executive
Chef, PVR - The Luxury
Collection
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TECH TALK
What’s in a tap?
There are apps and then there are apps that
your cheating partner might be using.
by SNEHAM CHOUDHARY
A
re you trying to sniff your
partner? We are talking
about that strange whiff of
someone else’s perfume
on your partner’s body.
Well, give your (cheating) partner
a little more credit than that. You
are not dating a blonde bimbo,
are you? The signs of cheating
are not on her clothes, but in her
phone. If your partner is cheating
on you or just looking for some
fun (or adventure) outside the
relationship, you be the judge of
it. We have listed out some apps
that make a cheater’s life easier.
Fox Private Message
to keep someone away from
your reach.
If you ever walk into a room and
notice your partner shaking her
phone inadvertently, chances are
she has this app on her phone.
Why, you ask? Because shaking
the phone automatically closes
this app, protecting the messages
from your prying eyes. It is not
only password protected, but
there’s no app icon! One can
delete all communication remotely
by sending a text message to
their phone.
Grindr
It is actually an app custom-made
for homosexual and bisexual
people. Its search preferences
allow the user to filter other men
by age, height, weight, body type,
ethnicity, and relationship status.
It can be used as a free or paid
app. Talk to her in case you find
this app on his phone. She
might have something hidden in
her ‘closet’.
KYMS Private Photos
This app has been used by
cheaters, thanks to one of its
main features: messages
automatically get erased. It is
somewhat like Snapchat. One
minute it’s there, the next, it’s
gone. Wickr, Invisible Text and
Gliph are some other apps with
similar features.
DateMate
Nosy Trap
Vaulty Stocks
Tiger Text
This app has been used by the
cheaters thanks to one of its
features: messages automatically
erase. Like Snapchat for texts.
One minute it’s there, the next...it’s
gone. Wickr, Invisible Text and
Gliph are some other apps with
similar features.
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It looks and works like a stocks
app, but its real purpose is to
store private photographs and
videos. It is password protected. A
word of caution here: if you enter
an incorrect password, the app
triggers the phone’s camera to
snap a picture of you. Don’t be
busted before you bust her!
This one works like a trap for
snooping partner actually. The
owner of the phone can activate
the app when leaving his phone
unattended. Anyone who touches
the phone is duly photographed.
Dead Tone
This app can let your partner pick
the numbers that she wants you
to hear a ‘dead tone’ when they
call. If your partner has this app
on her phone, she might be trying
DateMate can help your partner
store names, addresses, phone
numbers, preferences, even
‘progress’ of each of her dates,
separately. Very meticulous!
Definitely not something you
would like to see on her phone.
Tinder
Why Tinder made it to the list is
only because it has become a
pick up point for no-stringsattached sex dates off late. It is
not as safe as others, but
suspicious if you have been dating
the girl for some time. It’s not an
app to meet new friends for sure.
BOOKS
Reading list
[Fresh on the racks]
A TOKYO ROMANCE
Author: Ian Buruma
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Hit the sack with some of our
favourite picks for this season,
and simply unwind.
Is there anything in the world than
reading a great book, sipping on
iced tea swaying on a hammock
on a summer afternoon? Only a
soulful siesta can beat it, may be.
Nah! So, to keep you company this
April, we have books with love: pure,
impossible, unrequited, dangerous
even. For some reason, summer and
romance are always paired up…
wondering why you can’t shake off
the summer love or the song, or
forget Summer of 69 for that matter.
It’s a mix of old and new, with a
little touch of poetry. And given the
complexities of Japanese culture and
society, we have picked up some
from the land of the rising sun.
It’s a memoir of Japan’s lesser
known history and an astonishing
story of love of a young man,
Buruma, who is exploring the
new world, a self invention in a
strange land. It’s an account of
his amazing journey in 1970s,
where he discovered a surreal
metropolis full of neon lights,
crimson lanterns, Japanese pop
and cabarets. And through his
adventures in the world of avant
garde theatre, his encounters with
carnival acts, fashion photographers,
and moments on-set with Akira
Kurosawa, Buruma underwent a
radical transformation of his own.
NORWEGIAN WOOD
Author: Haruki Murakami
Genre: Coming of age
THE POETRY OF PABLO NERUDA
Author: Pablo Neruda
Genre: Poetry
WILD AT HEART
Author: John Eldredge
Genre: Christian literature
One of the best of Murakami’s works,
the books takes us to the distant places
of a young man’s first, hopeless and
heroic love story. The protagonist Toru
Watanabe and his relationship with the
beautiful but emotionally fragile, Naoko,
imparts numerous lessons on love and
loss. Set in the turbulent times in Japan,
the story talks about the complications
faced by the Japanese college student
exploring the independence in his
encounters with a sexually liberated
young woman.
The words by this Chilean poet
are sure to wake your soul up.
This selection of his 600 poems
is the most comprehensive
single volume available in English
language. You don’t get an excuse
to read some of the best love
poems ever written about women
and oceans. You never know,
it might just help you brush up
your dating one-liners. As we can
quote him here: My eyes were
consumed by your loveliness, but
you have become my eyes.
It might be one of the best reads
to discover what actually happens
inside a man’s heart. It’s a story
of men, who have been in a
constant battle with themselves,
trying to answer the question: Am
I enough? Every man as a child
wants to become a warrior, a hero,
but what happens when the real
problems of the world take over,
is the question that this book
explores. Through this book, you
can recover your masculine heart
and free your soul.
– SNEHAM CHOUDHARY
April 2018
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FILMS
Reel life
You can’t miss these Hollywood
films for the world.
Compiled by PRANAY KAMAL
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom, 22 June 2018
Directed by: JA Bayona
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, BD Wong,
James Cromwell, Ted Levine
Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing
(Bryce Dallas Howard) return to the fictional world of
Isla Nublar, where four years earlier Jurassic World
theme park was destroyed. With the pursuit to save the
remaining dinosaurs from the island’s dormant volcano
that has come to life, they discover new breeds of
terrifying dinosaurs and unfold a conspiracy that might
threaten the entire planet.
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Mission Impossible Fallout, 27 July 2018
Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames,
Simon Pegg
Ethan Hunt is back!. This spy film in which Ethan Hunt
(Tom Cruise) and his IMF team race against time after a
mission goes wrong. Ethan takes it upon him to fulfil the
briefing, as his motive and loyalty is at stake. Hunted by
assassins and former allies, he tries to prevent a
global catastrophe.
Skyscraper, 13 July 2018
Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Moller
Will Ford (Dwayne Johnson), a former FBI hostage team leader, now
a wanted man on the run, has been framed for setting the world’s
tallest and safest building on fire. It’s his quest to clear his name and
find the ones responsible, as well as rescue his family who is trapped
inside the building.
Solo: A Star Wars Story,
25 May 2018
Directed by: Ron Howard
Starring: Alden Ehrenreich,
Woody Harrelson,
Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover
It’s Han Solo’s all new
adventure and a series of
daring escapades within the
underworld, as he encounters
Chewbacca, his co-pilot, and
an infamous gambler
Lando Calrissian to set out a
journey paving ways for
one of the Star Wars most
unlikely heroes.
Ready Player One, 29 March 2018
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben
Mendelsohn, TJ Miller
Based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller, this
science fiction action adventure is set in
the year 2045 when the world is on the
verge of collapsing. People found safety in
OASIS, which is a virtual reality universe
created by James Halliday (Mark Rylance),
who after death has set up a competition
to find a digital Easter egg, for the winner
will own his fortune left behind.
April 2018
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FILMS
Bollywood calling
Omertà, 20 April 2018
Directed by: Hansal Mehta
Starring: Rajkummar Rao, Rajesh Tailang
It’s a biographical crime drama film that explores
the 1994 Delhi kidnappings, the 9/11 attacks,
2008 Mumbai attacks, as well as the murder
plotting of Daniel Pearl, a Wall Street journalist.
The story is about Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a
British terrorist of Pakistani descent. It has made
it to Toronto International Film Festival too.
October, 13 April 2018
Directed by: Shoojit Sircar
Starring: Varun Dhawan, Banita Sandhu,
Gitanjali Rao
The film with its dramatically romantic trailer and
a series of unfortunate events has left us
wondering on what Shoojit Sircar has in store for
us now. A story of two hotel interns and their
journey through happiness and struggles makes
us believe that it is going to be unconventional.
102 Not Out, 4 May 2018
Directed by: Umesh Shukla
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor,
Paresh Rawal
Based on a Gujarati play by Saumya Joshi, the
plot goes around a 102-year-old man trying to
break the record for being the oldest man on the
planet. A hilarious escapade, packed with witty
dialogues, it will be a father and son comedy.
Raazi, 11 May 2018
Directed by: Meghna Gulzar
Starring: Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal
Brace yourself to go in the nostalgic, thriller set
in the ’70s. Based on a novel by Harinder Sikka,
Calling Sehmat, it is about a Kashmiri girl who is
married to a Pakistani army officer during the
tumultuous times of Indo-Pakistani war of 1971.
Parmanu, The Story of Pokhran, 11 May 2018
Directed by: Abhishek Sharma
Starring: Diana Penty, John Abraham
An ode to India’s first successful nuclear bomb
test conducted by Indian Army in Rajasthan in
1998, this action-drama film celebrates the army
and scientists.
Indian Never Again Nirbhaya, 20 April 2018
Directed by: Kanchan Adhikari
Starring: Raju Kher, Anil Yadav, Richa Sharma
It is based on the true events of Delhi bus gang
rape that happened in December 2012. An
incident that shook the nation, it was the ultimate
test of humanity, the brutality of human mind,
questioning the whole system.
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WEB SERIES
Buffering on Netflix
A Quiet Place, 6 April 2018
Director: John Krasinski
Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski,
Noah Jupe
In a post-apocalyptic world, few survivors live
under the threat of creatures very sensitive to
noises, and must therefore keep quiet. The movie
shows us a family in the Midwest, USA, who
needs to fight against one of them.
Rampage, 20 April 2018
Director: Brad Peyton
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan,
Will Run Lee
David Okoye is a primatologist who shares a
strong relation with George, a very intelligent
gorilla that he knows since its birth. After a failed
experiment, George transforms into a raging
creature of enormous size. Okoye and his team
now must find an antidote.
Marrowbone, 13 April 2018
Director: Sergio G. Sanchez
Starring: Georges MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy,
Charlie Heaton
A young man and his three younger siblings, who
have kept secret the death of their mother to
stay together, are plagued by a sinister presence
in the sprawling manor in which they live.
Incredibles 2, 14 June 2018
Director: Brad Bird
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter,
Catherine Keener
Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for
Jack-Jack, whose superpowers are developing
rapidly, while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving
the world.
Uncle Drew, 29 June 2018
Director: Carles Stones III
Starring: Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Nick Roll,
Shaquille O’Neal
Dax convinces former basketball playground
legend Uncle Drew to join a street ball
tournament. The two set out on a road trip to
pick up Drew’s old basketball squad.
Game Over, Man!, 20 April 2018
Director: Kyle Newacheck
Starring: Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson,
Anders Holm, Jere Burns
Three downtown LA maids create their own
video game, but the man financing their
endeavours gets kidnapped by terrorists leading
to a comical journey for all of us to watch.
April 2018
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MUSIC
Love notes
Sabar, the new album by Anindo Bose and Pavithra
Chari is all about raw human emotions.
by BHAWNA GERA VIJAN
W
hen Sabar released
on Saavn’s Artist
Originals, there was
something that
tugged at listeners’
heartstrings. The
musician duo behind it,
Anindo Bose and Pavithra Chari
of Shadow and Light, created
its niche audience in a matter
of days.
What’s interceding is that
Pavithra and Anindo fuse
Hindustani classical music with
contemporary, jazz, pop,
electronica and soul to create
cinematic soundscapes and
compositions in Hindi, English
and Tamil. May be this is why the
reach is wide.
Their latest album has eight
songs about human emotions:
gratitude, grief, contempt,
perseverance, inspiration and
aspiration. The compositions have
a melange of intense emotional
experiences, expressed through
poignant songwriting. The title is
an adaptation of the Arabic word
sabr or patience.
Your album has all possible
human emotions decoded...
We have consciously taken a
different direction to this albums’
songwriting.
We wanted a more up-tempo
album generally, so the
arrangements are R&B and pop
driven, yet the traditional
Hindustani classical vocals
ground it to the Indian roots.
With the help of Saavn’s
in-house label Artist Originals, we
hope to get across to a much
larger fan base this time. It’s
certainly been excellent so far, we
have had over a million plays on
Saavn alone.
We now have our US tour
coming up and are looking
forward to playing it live for a
global audience.
Your album has been praised
by some of the big names in
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music has connected with the top
industry professionals in the
independent and commercial
music scene. We hope that
someday we will be able to
collaborate and write music with
some of them for
a film.
Which one is your favourite
track out of the eight?
We honestly can’t pick
favourite, we don’t think we will
ever be able to! There are two
songs that are uplifting: Dhadkan
(written about how love triumphs
all setbacks) and Dilruba (written
about gratitude and how the mind
wanders in search of thanks).
How apt is the title Sabar for
this album?
Sabar is a work of patience and
effort. The album and the songs
reflect this process and we feel
like the title says it all. The word
Sabar is a derivative of the Arabic
word sabr which means patience.
The title also gains more depth
and meaning through the detailed
visual experience provided by the
album artwork (hand-drawn by
Pallab Baruah).
Romance is a state of mind. And when the
object of one’s romance is worth it, it flows
without restriction, in all situations. Our
second album Elements was an ode to the
different perspectives of love.
the industry.
When we are appreciated by
the likes of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy,
Salim-Suleiman, Amit Trivedi,
Karsh Kale, Talvin Singh and
Raghu Dixit, we feel extremely
humbled and proud of our work.
It’s reassuring to know that our
Pavithra, you have trained
under Shubha Mudgal, right?
It’s an experience. She is a
brilliant teacher and spends a lot
of time to teach all of her
students with love and support. I
admire her fearless way of
resolving situations. She has so
much knowledge, and she doesn’t
hold back from sharing it, I feel
that is the best thing about her.
Your thoughts on romance.
We feel romance is a state of
mind. And when the object of
one’s romance is worth it, it flows
without restriction, in all situations.
Our second album Elements
was an ode to the different
perspectives of love. And our
most loved love song from the
album was Tum.
MUSIC
Let’s hear it!
Whether you are looking for a song that gives you the ‘feel’ or a mix to sing along,
these newcomers will keep you company.
by SNEHAM CHOUDHARY
Album: Man of the woods
Artiste/Band:
Justin Timberlake
Genre: Pop
Album:
Rearview Town
Artiste/Band:
Jason Aldean
Genre: Country
Jam along with Jason Aldean as he releases his new album
this April. Coming from his personal experiences, it is all about
putting things behind and looking ahead. Some songs with
pure substance. Influenced by the multiple music styles he was
exposed to while growing up, rearview town is an amalgamation
of traditional country harmony, Southern rock, metal and hip-hop.
With 15 new tracks, he has collaborated with Miranda Lambert,
a heartbreak ballad, Drowns the Whiskey.
Album: Resistance is futile
Artiste/Band:
Manic Street Preachers
Genre: Alternative/Indie
We all had a mini heart attack when they said they won’t be
releasing any albums now, but here they are, coming up with
new music this April and we sighed in relief. Being based on
the whole idea of memory and loss, the history that’s
forgotten, a whole new state of confused reality and art
as a hiding place and inspiration, they are claiming it to be
excessively melodic. Resistance is Futile has been described
as ‘Widescreen Melancholia’.
An album by Justin Timberlake was back this year with a bang, a
little literally this time. He has experimented and mixed the elements
of R&B, funk, pop, soul and Americana. While two of the songs
from the album already making its place in the top 10 of Billboard
hot 100, Timberlake continues to stay dedicated to Timbaland
beats. Though the album has a rural core it also turns towards the
future-funk, experience what we did, with the most exploratory
music we have heard in a while.
Album: Firepower
Artiste/Band:
Judas Priest
Genre: Heavy metal
Metal gods, Judas Priest, launched their 18th album this year.
With a music career of over 40 years, Firepower is one of their
best works and we are not being able to put it off-repeat.
Rob Halford, as their front man, their title track holds the
Number 5 position on the Billboard Hot 200 and it is their
highest charting album ever in their career. As their drummer
explains, this album was a conscious effort to revisit some of
the band’s musical past organically. Can you resist?
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BRO CODE
Power of two
Sarod masters Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash may be poles apart
(who could tell), but they make an unbeatable team.
By BHAWNA GERA VIJAN
You share a strong bond. How were you
as children?
Ayaan: We are fortunate to have been born in
a family, where the language we were
speaking and the air we were breathing was
music-centric. We are just two years apart and
things were happening to us around the same
time, playing, learning, training, performing and
touring. Because we are from the same field,
we understand each other better. It has been
easier to decode our issues and relate to our
journeys. That made our bond stronger
despite the fact that we are very different from
each other as individuals.
Amaan: It’s always good to have a sibling and
I’m fortunate to have my younger brother,
Ayaan. He is my friend, companion and
musical soulmate. We are each others’ best
friend. He is very hard working; a great sarod
player, an excellent composer and musician.
Together, we hope to fulfil our parents’ dream.
Do you think men bond differently
than women?
Ayaan: It is tough to categorise a bond based
on gender. If you connect with someone on
various levels, things organically fall into place.
Amaan: Having a sister is definitely different
from having a brother. With brother, you can
share a lot of things, be it your clothes or
conversations about your girlfriends. You
become slightly protective of your sister.
What are the things that you absolutely
love about your brother? Is there
anything that you don’t?
Ayaan: He has this tendency to do things for
others, which is admirable. Sometimes, he
does go overboard! What I do not like is that
he trusts people easily and ends up sharing a
lot of personal things, even with someone he
has met only a couple of times. This, I feel,
could lead him into trouble. I would like him to
be careful about this.
Amaan: I love his hardworking nature. His
vocabulary is fantastic and he is a good
speaker. He is very regular with his gym but
does not follow too many advices from his
instructor. He is also not keen on sports.
There are nine things I love about him
out of 10.
What comes first: love or friendship?
Ayaan: I think your love for your partner (in my
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We understand each other better. It has
been easier to decode our issues and
relate to our journeys, since we are in the
same field.
We do have issues
sometimes, but we
don’t let that affect
our team spirit. We
always look at the
bigger picture. We
work as individuals
and also as a team.
case, my wife) is very different from the relationship
you share with a sibling, so it’s difficult to compare
the two.
Amaan: I have not really been in love with anyone
(apart from music and my family), so...
Are there frictions? What keeps you
guys going?
Ayaan: We do have issues sometimes, but we don’t
let that affect our team spirit. We always look at the
bigger picture. The inspiration to excel at our work
and do newer things in every project we take up has
kept us going as a team till today, and will hopefully
continue to do so. Music is a constant evolution, so
there is a long journey ahead of all of us and we
hope to go on with flying colours. Inshah Allah!
Amaan: We work as individuals and also as a team,
even as a trio with our father, and do a lot of
different things in concerts. What keeps us going is
the psychotic love for each other. I just love my
family and that’s above everything else for me. My
constant source of inspiration!
What’s your idea of summer fun?
Ayaan: It’s always nice to have family around... wife,
children, brother and parents. Going out on family
vacations is the ideal way to spend holidays. It
doesn’t matter you are going as long as you have
with you the people you love.
Amaan: We used to love visiting our mother’s family
in Assam as children in summer. My parents used to
be busy with their concerts, so we have spent many
summers at our aunts and uncles. I remember going
to London with parents as we grew up. Europe is so
overrated now. We need to find newer destinations
for summer vacations now.
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Babe of the month
Rania Gamal is so much more
than a fitness guru, literally.
She is also a model, an actor
and a TV presenter. She
started modelling when she
was 17 and was chosen as the
face for L’Oréal when she was
in Germany. She has recently
finishes a course, a diploma
in PR & Journalism from World
Media Academy. Ask her, what
he loves, and pat comes the
reply: meeting new people
from different cultures and
ethnicity. So, if you see her
around, say hello!
WHO’S
SHE?
Age: 26
Born in: Egypt
Grew up in: Germany
Living in: Dubai
QUICKIE
Sexy is...
self-confidence, intelligence
Phobia of…
insects
Favourite car…
Aston Martin
Favourite TV show…
Scandal
Favourite film…
The Devil Wears Prada
Last book I read…
The Secret
Life’s mantra…
only thing you regret is the
one you don’t do
A tip…
never eat yellow snow
An Advice…
never listen to those
who say you can’t
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