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Achievers’ Club: Dr. Harish Patel
Urmilla vying for Kajra Re Fame The Leo Moxey
Rupesh Rawal & DJ Jafar
Surabhi interviews Ms. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy and originality of content. life in India vs. The opinions and viewpoints of our contributors and advertisers do not necessarily reﬂect those of CityMasala’s. during the Leo Moxey Tournament. We were honored to have him with us at our anniversary party. We would like to remind you to submit your recommendations on who should be 8 Achievers’ Club: The Healers featured in our magazine. Sanjay writes about the importance of nutrition and why your diet takes precedence over any exercise program that you may be considering. We appreciate and look forward to feedback from our readers Amongst Us and it would not be possible to cover all the deserving people of our community without 10 Rupesh Rawal: A Special Thank You your help. make Celebration your friends read CityMasala and ask for your copy of CityMasala by its name! Cricket: The Leo Moxey Tournament Chhaya Sanghavi and Shaphali Jain Bollywood: Urmila vying for Kajra Re fame
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Editor and Publisher: Chhaya Sanghavi Shaphali Jain Graphic Designer Dawn Sallas Junior Editor Surabhi Jain Orlando Marketing Mala Chakravorty 404-547-1989 Tampa Marketing: 813-476-5415 Content Contributors: Anita Singh Ashish Jain Javid Lateef Kavita Trivedi Mala Chakravorty Monica Bhatia Nandini Chakraborty Nicolas Aujula Sanjay Puranik Shahnaz Husain Vish Vishwanathan Zed Rehman Guest Contributor Dr. This month’s Global Masala has Monica and Henry address what most desis debate about. Auntyji. Sheniz Janmohamed is the latest addition to Team Masala. Achievers’ Club introduces Dr. CityMasala reserves the right to reject any advertisement they deem unacceptable or inappropriate for publication in CityMasala. In CityMasala’s book club. Javid regales us with a blow by blow account of a game played by a local cricket team. who is an amazingly talented singer. Rupesh Rawal and DJ Jafar. All rights reserved. Dr. CityMasala disclaims any liability with respect to the use of or reliance on any such information and further disclaims any liability to any party for loss or damage caused by errors or omissions. the US. Sheniz reviews “Born on the Mountaintop” by Satyam and Freedom Malhotra. rave about CityMasala. Read about Rupesh Rawal.com or info@citymasala. Even the slight cooling temperatures don’t seem to have fazed her desire to help out lost south Asian souls. He has worked tirelessly not only in his profession but also to beneﬁt the community. is enjoying the glorious sunshine. Dinner was followed by Masala Night during which our two talented performers. please remember to talk about CityMasala.citymasala. Shahnaz Husain is now a part of Team Masala.
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CityMasala Anniversary As always. Copyright © 2005 CityMasala LLC. India.CityMasala
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IN THIS ISSUE
From Our Desk to Yours
One year old and going strong! CityMasala celebrated its ﬁrst anniversary and the success of the magazine with a party at Shalimar Restaurant. Husain and lets you into the private world of this legend of beauty products. Daru Ka Nasha bubbles with information on the bubbly.
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CityMasala is published by CityMasala LLC. negligence. now a full ﬂedged Florida resident. Jain points us in the direction of better health through better breathing exercises that promote spiritual and physical health. Jain Published By: CityMasala LLC Telephone 813-642-3313 Email: info@citymasala. entertained the guests with their talent and music. TechTalk extends tips on the best online bargains which help save money and time.com so we may look 12 Tête-à-tête with Shahnaz Husain into your recommendations. accident or any other cause. Harish Patel.com On the Web: www. Armed with a few degrees. Zed goes to a Star Performers! Rupesh Rawal and DJ Jafar wedding as a man’s date! Turn to page 24 to let the story unravel. Write in to editor@citymasala. Surabhi dines at Deeya restaurant in Clearwater and tells us what she recommends from their menu. Dr.
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We would like to feature someone whom you think deserves to be in our Achievers’ Club column. Is it a monthly publication? Keep up the good work. I really enjoyed it cover to cover. You may also read the magazine online at www.com.com or email@example.com and Shahnaz will be happy to answer your questions. Can we write in with questions for her and which email address should we use? Swati Misra – Ft. Send in your recommendations to editor@citymasala. To CityMasala. Knowing a little bit more about all of you makes reading all the articles more fun! Keep up the good work! Shaheen Mirza – Orlando .. I am really excited about the upcoming Beauty articles from Shahnaz Hussain. You can write in to beauty@citymasala. I read your article on Global Masala: Desi Acronyms. Lauderdale. I enjoyed reading about all the team members that bring CityMasala together.citymasala. FL A: Dear Swati.com.FROM YOUR DESK TO OURS:
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all the doctors gave up on him and pronounced him brain dead. For the year 2006. He says that ever since he has moved to Florida. He ﬁnds that a lot of the students are unaware of the number of appropriate resources available as well as how to get the required information from trained professionals. Hema Patel. strokes.” His other son. Dr. Dr. Jesangbhai Patel was a farmer by birth.
. Dr. followed by Internal Medicine and a residency in D.” He likes to go back to India every other year. studying at the Hope Medical Institute. Dr. he replies. He says. The boy lives today and is a successful actor in New York. played a big part not only in his education. Harish Patel is an important member of the Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay. and seizures. he would get up an hour early to help in providing
transportation to those kids who didn’t have any way of getting to school.C. In High School. I am very proud of both my sons.Achievers’ Club
Dr. Patel who eventually treated this patient into full recovery due to his expertise in the ﬁeld. He has helped countless people set up businesses and ﬁnd jobs. He selects a group of children. Patel instilled the importance of education in Dr. getting placements by utilizing his connections and in general. US & Indian. he says. Dr. Patel who moved to the US after completing his MS from the Baroda University Medical College to study Psychology in New Jersey.
Dr. neck and spinal injuries. Patel says. Dr. “Shivas is an extremely dynamic and helpful person. apart from teaching his students. countless doctors and nurses administered care and shared their opinions about his condition. Patel completed his Hematology & Oncology Fellowship from the Cancer Center in Howard University in Washington D. He had been shot accidentally in the heart. by helping these youngsters realize their full potential. Patel started his practice here in Florida in 1992. Dr. Keyur Patel is in Lublin. After this. reliable and extremely hard working.com or info@citymasala. Gujarat. Patel may be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and by telephone: 727-528-2272.com. but also the education of the entire village that he belonged to. he has served the committee as a volunteer in fund raising and getting the optimum number of advertisers to support the efforts of the Samaj in order to celebrate their rich cultural heritage. He followed this up with a residency in Neurology from Georgetown and Howard University combined. Patel helps the process along by setting up a platform of guidance on how to get into the right medical schools. What conﬁdence would such a list of qualiﬁcations instill in a patient – especially considering the depth of knowledge such a physician would possess! Dr. Dr. dementia. is also always involved in community work and support.” When presented with the omnipresent dilemma of every immigrant. Dr. I also like to read and am particularly interested in politics. Petersburg specializes in treatment for headaches. “Keyur is the kind of person who goes the extra mile for people. Mr. Dr. When asked what he likes to do in his spare time. Patel perpetuates this practice at home as well. What makes Dr. Patel concluded his interview with an interesting anecdote which bears credence to his dedication as a healer. Dr. Harish Patel hails from Baroda. Harish Patel truly stand out in a community that certainly has no CityMasala
If you would like to recommend someone whom you think should be in our Achievers’ Club column. an 18 year old patient was brought into his care. Patel’s wife of 27 years. C. Patel also volunteers his time and services to other communities through various churches and temples. Shivas Patel is 24 years old and is in real estate. he also advises them on a variety of subjects. is the keen desire to share his knowledge and his wealth of resources with the younger generation. and talks fondly about his father. Harish Patel
The Healers Amongst Us
dearth of physicians. and allocates a certain amount of money to reward them for good grades in order to encourage them to always strive to do better. Poland. he served as the Chairman for the Samaj. “I really like helping people. He says he is able to help about 40 – 50 students every year and is able to get about 6-7 students placed into rotation in his network of clinics. please write in with your recommendations to editor@citymasala. At the end of the week. friends and neighbors. mostly comprising of nephews and nieces. The patient’s family chose to have faith in Dr. West Coast Neurology in St. and the ﬁrst person in the village to have become a graduate.” Dr. General Hospital. He says that he helps these students in any way that he can to get into US or foreign Medical Schools and teaches them not to settle for less. The senior Mr. He says that a few years ago. He was admitted into the ICU and for 7 days. Patel persisted because he felt that his brain was still salvageable. Patel is an Associate Professor at North Side Medical Center and about twice a week. what do you miss about your homeland. “The lifestyle and the closeness amongst family. Jesangbhai Patel who. They are honest. Patel has two sons whom he is extremely proud of.
A creative person. was released in 1998 in North America and England. When CityMasala requested him to be a part of their ﬁrst Anniversary Celebration. Feedback on his albums: People across all age groups love the simplicity of his work.Rupesh Rawal: A Special Thank You
By: Shaphali Jain Rupesh is a modest 33 year old whose love for his art pours forth in every facet of his life. He lives. Ladies – would you like to check out those matrimonial charts? Rupesh Rawal was awarded the title of Cultural Ambassador by the former Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya. That such talent and dedication to art exists in our midst here in Florida is something to celebrate and with that in mind.net. Rupesh considers himself to be a musician before a singer. Sukhbir. Rupesh’s second album. call him at 386-882-1462 or visit his website at www.rupeshrawal. He has had the opportunity of being the keyboard player during one of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s shows. he would have most certainly become a chef. Rupesh has worked tirelessly towards his career for the past 15 years. or an interior designer. Rupesh’s childhood was surrounded by music. Rupesh has performed on stage in over 14 countries and has done over 500 shows. Rupesh’s albums are created by him for the love of music and for what is in his heart. Both his parents are musicians and he could play whatever he heard from the age of 6. Rupesh Rawal is an Aries.
. was released in April of 2006. breathes and works for his art tirelessly. From age 14 to age 16. Any takers? Rupesh has also had the opportunity of performing with Asha Bhonsle. here is a side of Rupesh Rawal that may not be apparent to all… song with his childhood pal. he says that he is not cut out for the 9-5 life style!
Rupesh used to skip school so that he could spend time on his own music. If Rupesh had not become a musician. he made time in his busy schedule to accommodate this request and we got to see a side of him that deserves to be revealed to all of our readers. Daniel Arap Moi. Tere Jaisi. Rupesh’s ﬁrst album. Pehli Nazar. (of Dhoom 2 fame) and is awaiting the release of the movie. Rupesh composed 8 songs and recorded his own album in Dubai. Rupesh has recently recorded a Bollywood
If you would you like to book Rupesh Rawal for your next celebration or to just set up a mehﬁl. He now wants to ﬁnd a soul mate.
preventative and corrective beauty care. The external body condition is a barometer of internal health. iron will power.
Receiving the coveted Padma Shri award…
Makes me feel honored. She had the most beautiful translucent skin. she is the humble owner of the largest. regular exercise and freedom from stress. CityMasala had the chance to have a tête-à-tête with the goddess of skin care and this is what she had to say…
The most dangerous mistake people make with their skin and hair care is…
Subjecting their skin and hair to the abuse of chemical ingredients and treatments. but one who values herself physically. Remove all creams with moist cotton wool.
Is part of good grooming. oodles of conﬁdence and a visible passion for natural skincare and beauty. ability for sheer hard work and inner spiritual strength. Among the other stars.
CityMasala is honored to have Ms. mentally. a nutritious diet. Shahnaz Husain has come a long way.
Just before hitting the bed. It imparts self-conﬁdence. Dimple has timeless beauty.
Secret Mantra for timeless beauty spells…
Total well being of body. How can the artist paint a beautiful picture if the canvas is not clean? Removing make-up before bedtime is as important as knowing how to put it on. A beautiful woman is not necessarily one who has been endowed with classic features. Shahnaz Husain is a lady who can take one look at you and predict your skincare and beauty habits. I have always believed that India has so much to offer to the rest of the world. She is a real and vital person. Cosmetics help only 20%. Nourish the skin with a “skin-food” cream. a mother by the time she was 16. who leaves behind a lingering fragrance of her personality. and has a name that stands for a global brand.
Beauty according to you is…
A total impact. healthy skin.Beauty
The Shahnaz Way
By: Surabhi Jain
A Beautiful Woman Values Herself Physically.
Joining the CityMasala team…
Would be an enjoyable association for both of us. Mentally. A warm smile. so that the skin can “breathe” during the night and allow the body’s restoration and repair work to take over. I rejected “Color and Cover” and adopted “Care and Cure. if the skin is normal to dry.
Avoid it if you can and rely on nature and natural remedies. Aishwarya and Kareena have good. Nature is the best cosmetologist. emotionally and spiritually. spas.
Your biggest strength is…
My relentless determination. The human body is natural and best treated by nature. Night-time cleansing is a must to remove all the impurities and pollutants that have been deposited on the skin during the day.
Makes me think of the risks involved. Married at the tender age of 15. Husain will share some of her world famous tips on skin and hair care with our readers.
The healthiest skin that I have seen is …
Madhubala. It has made my relentless efforts truly worthwhile. based on the holistic healing system of Ayurveda. My work is not merely my career. brain power and spiritual power!”
Your biggest weakness is…
My emotional and sentimental nature. Through the principle of “Care and Cure” we offer protective. but receiving one of the highest civilian awards and recognition from my own country is the greatest honor. Good physical and mental health makes up 80% of true beauty. It is the sole purpose of my existence. Beauty is a matter of looking and feeling good. I have received much international acclaim.
Your principle of “Care and Cure”says…
That beauty lies in the good health of skin and hair.
If not a beauty expert.”
Skincare over the past 10 years has…
Made us look at nature with enlightened eyes. Daily make-up is easier if the skin is clear. She owns training institutes. one should…
Cleanse. radiance and vitality come from physical ﬁtness. “There should be beauty power. Shahnaz Husain as a part of our amazing team. steel grit. Emotionally And Spiritually. mind and soul. Timeless beauty. I have dedicated 35 years of my life and career to promoting my country with total devotion and a crusader’s zeal. one of a kind chain of globally located lifestyle shops featuring her Ayurvedic skincare products. An entire range of beauty products exist in nature and Ayurveda tells us how best to go about it. Today. Shahnaz Husain would have been…
Cannot dream of being anybody other than who I am. I always say. Beauty – The Shahnaz Way will now be a regular column in which Ms.
We have worked very hard to get where we are but the support that we have received has been phenomenal. Masala Night was sponsored in part by Western Union and the lucky draw prizes included gift certificates from Shalimar Restaurant. The evening started out with a variety of appetizers followed by dinner. Chhaya Sanghavi and Shaphali Jain. Hair Color Experts and Apna Bazar. made the experience truly memorable with their excellent food.
CityMasala wanted to commemorate its anniversary with an effort to honor those people who contribute to its success. Invited guests included advertisers who have supported CityMasala since its inception one year ago. 2006. Javid Lateef. Anu and Satbir. along with Ashish Jain. as well as people who have been featured in the magazine. Hosts. gracious hospitality and warmth. Masala Night. Rupesh obliged with Kajra Re and Dhoom Macha le and the crowd went Contd.November 18. has made a distinct mark in Florida. On Page 16
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. followed the wonderful dinner. Even while tables and chairs were being cleared away. CityMasala’s trademark event. Guests were made to feel at home and individual needs were catered to in the most accommodating manner possible. the vast majority of the people had descended to the dance floor asking for more. owners of Shalimar Restaurant. Rupesh kicked off Masala Night with a soulful rendition of Himesh Reshamiya’s Aashiq Banaya and got the dancing enthusiasts off to a fabulous start. a “By-Invitation” event. Before the song ended. put on a show that prevented even the shyest of guests from sitting and looking on. The evening’s highlight was provided by the entertainment for the evening. Sanjay Puranik and Surabhi Jain represented Team Masala. people squeezed themselves in between to encourage the process along. CityMasala celebrated its first Anniversary with a formal party with dinner followed by Masala Night. DJ Jafar and singer. Rupesh Rawal. now a household name. CityMasala.
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slamming the ﬁrst ball he faced to long-on for a boundary. and to add insult to injury. India. That being said. This year. Our team. Amit made a mockery of it by slamming a huge 6 over widish longon. our story begins on a cloudy. running very aggressively between the wickets. adding 55 runs until Avi was bowled by a ball that turned in
. Jigar and Amit brought the game home with 3 balls to spare in the last over. Jigar Desai took over for Kranti. It is for moments like these that we play the game. We had narrowly lost the previous game against Jamaica and were determined to put up a better show this weekend. He then farmed the bowling. Our bespectacled Kranti Vijay. 2007. overcast Sunday morning as we make our way to Poinciana to take on Trinidad & Tobago in a crucial tie. owner of Bowerbank Income Tax & Accounting Services. After a breakthrough by yours truly. “East or West India is the best!!”
The Leo Moxey is an offshoot of the Red Stripe Competition. ten teams are involved in the competition. CFCL Select (A youth team). Rest of the World. He started off with a bang. Kranti joined Nikhil and they pushed the score up to 100 with good running and a few boundary hits. and it was agreed that the name of the tournament would be changed from Red Stripe to Leo Moxey in memory of his deceased brother. At the end of the regular competition.one that we will not forget for a long time to come. the League obtained sponsorship from Winston Moxey. Kranti was run-out for a well made 22 and Ravi. When I fell. teams in the Central Florida region. He had ﬁelded brilliantly in the outﬁeld and he walked to the crease with us needing 70 runs at a run rate of about 7 runs/over.Cricket The Leo Moxey Tournament
By: Javid Lateef
I am devoting this article to local cricket and to the exploits of the Indian cricket team that plays in the Leo Moxey tournament that is presently going on. bowled a neat spell and we restricted them to 30 odd in the ﬁrst 10 overs. The teams are divided into two groups with each team playing the other group members on a home and away basis. there was a 2nd wicket partnership of 50 odd runs (between Laggan and Rasheed). The team consisted of players from 4 different not allowing them any room to score at all. The toss was won by Trinidad and Tobago and they decided to bat ﬁrst. They made slow but steady progress. a long time supporter of cricket in Central Florida. I will end this piece with a quote by the man of the match. Sanjay and I followed in quick succession. to win the game. In 2004. The ﬁnal match is on February 4. Satish Konduri and Yogesh Mahadeviah. sharply. Inc. was led by Sanjay Puranik. toe clenching ﬁnish to an amazing game. The camaraderie on this particular Indian team is amazing and here’s wishing all the guys (moi. This is when Amit Dehra went into bat. It was our turn to bat and Avinash Puranik and Nikhil More opened the innings for us. Am it Dehra (right) with United. Amit never let up. Our opening bowlers. He was always on the lookout. rather harshly. A match winning knock by Amit . a Dilip Doshi like left arm spinner. last Sunday.We were 100/2. The ground ﬁelding was excellent and though they scored heavily in the last few overs. we restricted them to 169 runs. Jigar Desai (left). which is loosely based on the old West Indian tournament. Barbados. Jigar ran through the T&T middle order by taking 4 wickets. their makeup being representative of the West Indian countries and India. who was captaining for the ﬁrst time in this particular tournament. Leo. Nikhil was judged LBW. stealing that extra run when ﬁelders were not expecting it and cleverly working the ball around the ﬁeld. Jamaica. I might add. Trinidad & Tobago. of Orlando. He ﬁnally had Laggan driving uppishly to mid-on for Ravi to take an easy catch and. he was 2 short of his half century . we were looking at a run rate of over 8 an over for the next 3 overs. dismissed Ray Mohan. He has been the bowling ﬁnd of this season and he spun a web around the batsmen. Amit Dehra (tongue-in-cheek). and as the winning runs were scored we all rushed into the ﬁeld towards Amit and Jigar. was in his element yet again. It was a nail biting. the top two teams in each group compete on a knockout basis. with the very next ball. USA Select & Windies The man of the match. They are: Antigua. who had the remarkable ﬁgures of 7overs-1maiden-12 runs-2 wickets. included) the very best for the remainder of games to be played. Guyana.
He announced to the world that he was eager for Abhishekh to get married so that he could look forward to a male grandchild! Don’t you already have a male grandchild. All of Barjatya’s ﬁlms starring Salman have done well except for Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon. rem K which did not f feature Salman. Jaya and Abhishek will be acting together in a forthcoming Yashraj ﬁlm directed by Pradeep Sarkar of Parineeta fame. Titled Aap Ka Suroor . the ﬁlm dramatic love story m is a dramati inspired by his life and will r reveal why he never smiles. the phenomenal success of Krrish led to Hrithik signing an unbelievable deal with the Anil Ambani controlled Adlabs group – Rs. Deﬁnitely not a ﬁrst for Amir!
Himesh’s new Avatar
After topping all music charts for nearly two years. bring to Karan aran Johar!
It’s all in the name!
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Ajay Directs Ka Kajol!
Ajay Devgan vgan has been waiting to direct a ﬁlm for a long time. The senior Bachchan.erosentertainm ent. and was a miserable ﬂop. why beloved leaves him y his belo at the end of every music video. Firstly. Finally he is all set to direct a ﬁlm starring his Kajol. Next he was in the House of Commons London as the brand mons in Londo ambassador for the IIFA Awards. who recently turned 64.com he acts in. Am Amir will direct the ﬁlm himself self eve even though the credits may show Gupte as director. He will dance to Mehbooba Mehbooba á la Jalal Ag Agha style while Urmila Matondkar r will clon clone Helen. Raju Chacha. the latest scoop on the he perfectioni perfectionist Amir Khan is that he had a major showd showdown with Amol Gupte.” If Shahrukh has his way.D. 35 crores for 3 ﬁlms. Sooraj does not want to take any chances so Salman Khan has been co-opted into the ﬁlm in www. Devgan will play the lead role. we may see Don sequels and Don merchandise for several years to come! Can we handle it? www. Then he was honored red by Delhi University with a Ph. He also announced that he. which was directed by his cousin Anil Devgan carried allegations that Ajay actually ghost directed the ﬁlm. the he director of hi his home production. A Himesh. This time.erosentertainm ent. Urmila is very excited about having both the Bachchans
. This will be the star couple’s sixth movie together. Bachchan? Or does the fact that he is not a Bachchan make the difference?
Amir Turns Director… Again!
Famous for interfering in every ﬁlm www.com Remakes and sequels have suddenly become quite hot in Bollywood! And apna Don-2 seems to be the latest star to get interested in this trend. Taare Zameen ameen Par. and most importantly.erosentertainm ent. why he always wears a hat!
www. King Khan says. Himesh Reshammiya has decided www. produced by Vijay Taneja and directed by Prashant hant Chadha Chad .Rajshri’s mascot?
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Salman -.The Real Love Story.com
By Mala Chakravorty
B O L L YWO O D
Can you name the highest paid actor in Bollywood?
No. the ﬁlm will launch two According to o new faces. it’s not a Bachchan or a Khan – it’s Hrithik Roshan! Almost written-off by show business after several ﬂops. Family always comes ﬁrst for the Bachchans.com
www. in literature for his h contribution to Indian Cinema. playing aying Ga Gabbar. Maine Pyar Kiya.com to try his hand at acting. The very ﬁrst frame of Vivah will have a poster of Salman! Hopefully Salman as a mascot will bring as much luck as Dharma Production’s mascots Ka Kajol and Rani. he created cinematic record by completing 23 scenes in 5 hours. it seems. “I suggested the idea of Don 2 to Farhan since ‘Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi namumkin hai!’ … if the audience likes it lets do another Don. Mr. Hopefully taking over the baton on the sets will not lead to conﬂicts on the home front! December 2006
The latest addition to Ram Gopal Varma’s Sholay is Abhishek Bachchan in a very special appearance.com a unique way. Now he is the uncontested highest paid actor in Bollywood! The Roshans can now wave cheerily at their detractors as they laugh all th the way y to the ban bank! together for her dance perhaps hoping this will bring her the attention e Kajra Re Aishw did for Aishwarya !
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Vijay ﬁnds parts well while adding his own personal style and himself being hunted by both the police and the excels in the negative shades of the character.com gang. Will Sid and Trisha be able to clear up their tapping tracks. Overall.erosentertainm ent. Sophie Chaudhury. Aditya receives a call that the woman he once loved is the most popular. Confused and not ready to commit Mallika sheds her sultry pouting image and plays to marriage. Kareena dazzles in the own personal scores to settle with Don. polished special effects and its modern spin on the original. the late Parveen Babi. However. The brilliantly executed mouse chase to capture Don (SRK). Arjun Rampal.erosentertainm ent. He decides to enlist the help of the glamorous dialogues are crisp.com the role of a simple girl convincingly well whilst marriage proposal and they break up.com with her. Vivek (Jas Arora). Technically. Mallika Sherawat. Trisha considers Sophie ﬁlls the void in the ﬁlm by oozing sex marrying her friend. re-mixed item song Ye Mere Dil. lack detail and don’t quite have that unique quality which stood out Don may not match up to the classic original. Shaad and uses Sana by casting her in his ﬁlm for his own Randhawa makes a good effort with the negative personal gain. Kangana Ranaut shows maturity popularity are exploited by her superstar boyfriend. as Sana and her emotional portrayal of Nikhil (Shaad Randhawa). Sid does not respond well to the www. loss and despair are handled brilliantly in one woman’s plight into self destruction. but this visually stylish suspense thriller will appeal to the younger masses. Highly Recommended. CityMasala
. his lookShah Rukh Khan steps into legendary Amitabh alike. Tanya (Sophie). is sent in to bring down the gang. and turns maker Aditya (Shinney Ahuja) is desperate for a hit in a conﬁdent performance. to get The music score by Pritam is average with a couple of foot over each other. He meets Trisha (Mallika) marriage. however. a funny adult comedy which will have misunderstandings and will Sid be able to commit to Trisha you laughing. Priyanka Chopra. When the Bachchan’s shoes for the ﬁrst time. visuals. its exciting thrills. her success and (Gangster). injured in a police encounter and Vijay. Isha Koppikar and Kareena Kapoor
The Indian police force embarks on a huge cat and in the original 1978 classic. He plays both man shielding Vijay’s identity is killed. Jas Arora
Debutant director Saket Chaudhury’s comedy Sid (Rahul) is a local disc jockey who dreams of focuses on the issues of love. Loneliness. These serious issues are dealt with at her own wedding where she ends up being humor and wit in a light hearted manner keeping the runaway bride! A few months later the two the audience entertained and involved. cricket match. His www. and eventually fall in love. Shinney physically and to make money. Debutant. before it’s too late?
Woh Lamhe Dir: Mohit Suri Cast: Shinney Ahuja. Above all. the ﬁlm appeals due to its edgy style. After working with her he sees the aspects of his role. while Sid dates a music video girl. ﬁghting for her life in a hospital after trying to commit suicide. become friends. caring and vulnerable side of Sana and falls in love www. Don becomes seriously movie make up for some of the shortcomings. Woh Lamhe is a touching and hard hitting drama that follows The issues of love. Highly Recommended. Three years into their relationship Rahul Bose is hilariously funny as Sid. it is Mahesh this ﬁlm and tell the story of director Mahesh Bhatt’s turbulent Bhatt’s emotional tribute to the woman he loved and lost.RE E L
Bollywood Movie Reviews
By Kavita Trivedi Don
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Sana Azim (Kangana Ranaut) is a beautiful actress Despite having only one ﬁlm to her credit loved by millions of fans. The characters.. relationship with a schizophrenic actress. but not quite as intense and Roma (Priyanka) and ex-prisoner. and Trisha unexpectedly proposes to Sid during a plays the confused and harassed lover brilliantly. Worth Watching. who have their convincing as the great Mr Bachchan’s. fear and insecurities slowly drive An excellent music score has been produced by Sana to madness and she disappears from the limelight. Director Farhan Akhtar’s third release is a slick remake of an Amitabh Bachchan classic. meet again. Months composer Pritam with the funky beats of Kya mujhe pyaar hai as later. the ruthless drug action and chase sequences and a surprise twist in the maﬁa king in Malaysia. who uses her both schizophrenic Sana is tearfully fantastic. commitment and making it big one day. a local businessman appeal as the music item girl. Struggling ﬁlm Ahuja excels as the arrogant Aditya. Jasjeet (Arjun).
either in real estate.spiritual as well as physical. Wherever you choose to live. there should be some balance in your life. Everything is chaotic and noisy.
Breathing Exercises Alternate Nostril Breathing: Sit with your eyes closed. or is it just a different set of problems? I think there is no simple answer to this. and lower back. This maneuver expands the lower part of the lungs.com
Global Masala By: Monica Bhatia Groover & Henry Grover
Cool Quotient: US versus India – A thought provoking article by a multi cultural couple What do all immigrant desis have in common? “Comparing” the two countries – India versus the US. There should be freedom to live in harmony with loved ones and to indulge in a great discussion over a hot cuppa coffee about life in India versus the US. Follow this by resting and breathing normally for a minute or two. • Everyone wants immediate gratiﬁcation. shallow breathing expels carbon dioxide too quickly and has many bad effects on our physical and emotional health. This allows the chest to open and expand fully. We desis. the number of forceful exhalations can be increased to 30-50 times. Gradually. Bastrika Sit comfortably with your eyes closed. The return on investment is booming across all sectors. our breathing slows down. This. December 2006
. The “issues” seem fewer but they can be formidable: • There is never enough time for anything. left palm facing upwards and right palm facing downwards. This fast. They take only a few minutes a day and can be done while driving. Breathe deeply and regularly until the strain on the arms and shoulders is unbearable. What is it that we miss? Ask anyone and they will say things like giving gaalis. festivals. People say things like “I couldn’t live a day without being able to see my favorite TV program. Everyone is overly interfering. With the left thumb.
In America life is a battle too. Deep Breathing Stand with your feet apart at approximately shoulder width distance.” but when these things are not available they adjust and continue living. Take at least 10 deep breaths from each nostril. Abdominal Breathing Sit comfortably with a straight posture. think that your belly button is pressing down on the ﬂoor. the noise pollution. • There is not much in the way of culture. According to psychologists everywhere. This slower and deeper breathing helps to turn on our “relaxation response. The key would then have to be in our attitude. Next expel brief. in bed or at work. the services sector or simply investing in blue chip companies. or lie down on your back with your lower back pressed down on the ﬂoor.
Extend your arms to the side. When exhaling. every south Asian Indian I know is looking for an opportunity to invest in India. This maneuver must be repeated forcefully and rapidly ﬁfteen to twenty times in quick succession. It is a well known fact that most of our problems manifest themselves because of insufﬁcient oxygen in our blood stream. While inhaling. lower ribcage. the time crunch is being felt more and more as the country develops. With the index ﬁnger of the right hand. and some of the less tolerable issues are: • Nothing works in terms of
infrastructure. Yet. When our breathing is deep and involves not only the respiratory muscles of the chest but also the belly. I thought it would be beneﬁcial to cover some of the basic breathing exercises that can bring about a change in lifestyle as well as concentration levels. are endlessly adaptable and can adjust to practically any condition within a certain physical range. of course. Inhale and exhale slowly and fully. Please feel free to write in with comments or questions to HealthTalk@citymasala.
Many of us breathe too fast. This cycle is to be repeated three to four times. Then lower the arms and relax. Inhale and exhale deeply and slowly from the right nostril. Millions of dollars are being sent by NRIs to India every year. humans are extremely adaptable creatures.Health Talk
By: Dr. maids. in particular. Join hands and raise them to shoulder level. and managing time becomes the single most important skill required for becoming successful and staying “on top” of things. These days. Nobody has time anymore.” Such breathing helps to harmonize our nervous system and reduce the amount of stress in our lives. no cows on the roads and no chaos! The organization is shocking! Where are the crowds? Where is the endless supply of CityMasala everything you need (and don’t need) being sold by street vendors? The ears can go numb with the absolute silence here. we miss and talk about being Indian all the time.
Inhale while pushing the abdomen out and expanding the lungs to their maximum capacity. Adarsh Jain
Deep breathing is associated with deep beneﬁts . close the right nostril and release thumb from left nostril. In India.” or “I couldn’t live without electricity and running water. Is life in America really better than life in India. close the left nostril. Then exhale while contracting the abdominal muscles in. In India. A move from India to the US means non-stop supply of water and electricity. Bellows Breathing (Kapaal Bhati) Exhale completely and follow by inhaling deeply. life is a constant battle. stretch arms upwards and open out hands then join hands together again and bring them down. Raise the extended arms slowly until your hands meet. and the life of a maharajah or family. has a positive impact on our overall health. rapid and forceful abdominal exhalations alternating with relaxed effortless inhalations up to ten times. Alternate nostrils and repeat these steps for three to ten minutes.
DAMMIT!!’ I would either have to say yes or lose my arm forever. more than the color pink. His form of transportation is a vintage Vespa. but I don’t. openly quote verse from musical legends. You wouldn’t want to see me upset’ he barks at me. And after embarrassing myself at the last wedding. His comment is followed by a wink. when the Jack Squared wedding was announced.
shouting ‘SAY YES. young man’. Before I knew it. started. on our masculine attitude towards life. attend another matrimonial event. I demand it’ he says. many of whom insist on wearing the color pink in some form or the other.Straight Into A Man’s World
If there is anything I hate more than girls. but that’s what I end up doing. But I stay to ensure Sean Connery is chosen. he is gay. I had never been surrounded by so many gay men before (of course. the ﬁre that fuels our envy on women having the best clothes. Joshua and I bid the guys farewell and make our way towards the nearest subway station. ‘The grooms are both called Jack’ he replies. there were women present but they were heavily out numbered) and any other man in my place would’ve left the table when heated discussions about which James Bond looked best topless. if I may add. ‘You’ve been hiding me Joshua?’ I ask. But no help comes my way as Joshua’s sheer size is quite intimidating to approach. An amazing violinist. ‘Or else what. and by God. So this is the cheese you’ve been hiding for three months. they all wanted to see him’. but a whole group of men. I just gracefully nod a lot. As our evening comes to a close. he does so only in even numbers. ‘I don’t think it would’ve worked out to be honest’ I tell him. when in fact. As we aren’t close family. I begin to put things into perspective. As we board our train. I vowed I would. And. Joshua pulls me back a little and whispers in my ear. Joshua takes the crown for being the wackiest of all. My day could not BE any gayer even if Elton John made a guest appearance. ‘I had to lie to my friends that I’ve been dating a guy called Ethan. your eyes will go green?’ I question. he has a tattoo near his butt cleavage that reads ‘nice view?’. Now. ‘Ethan is that diamond and this Jack Squared wedding reception is that special evening’. he frequently performs with the London Symphony Orchestra but currently thinks Paris Hilton’s new album is ‘pretty amazing’. Zed. All I could hear was him
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evening and it becomes apparent that he needed a date just to ensure he kept face. At this point. At the dinner table. Such a talented musician can never be seen alone. ‘I’m super cool. ‘You must come. They praise his work all
. I realize as I sit there that I should feel uncomfortable and perhaps a little intimidated. For the very ﬁrst time I can openly talk to not one. Well. Shoving my shoulder as we reach the platform. ‘But I don’t even look like an Ethan. and am wearing clothes by gay designers. I give Joshua a stare. we share an awkward silence. ‘I want answers now’. I think I love you too’ he says very slowly. that’s just crazy talk. ‘Of course they loved me’. ‘Don’t upset me. This is mainly because a great number of giggling girls attend these functions. I reply. he doesn’t even exist. Accepting an orange juice from a waiter that passes by. Joshua however is not laughing at all and I realize he is being honest with me. share tips on the best moisturizers and of course. Joshua had leapt out of his chair. I ﬁnd myself waiting for Joshua outside the Hilton hotel in Park Lane. ‘Ah. Two weeks to the day. Many of them are highly successful and wealthy musicians. yanked me off of mine. Zed. Some. SAY YES. Why did you choose me?’ I ask. I appreciate you giving me your evening. never. I am confused as hell. how Hugh Jackman wouldn’t last one minute if he was dancing on top of our table. I am the pretend date for a gay man. but then again. ‘Because you’re the nearest thing to a closet homosexual’ he responds! I feel the intense urge to slap him but instead I say. and if he ever eats peas. he further elaborates. I eat with a number of Joshua’s friends. ‘I think we’d argue over who would wear the trousers in the relationship’. which speaks the sentence. Josh. freakishly resembling Kevin Spacey says. Of all the weird and exciting friends I socialize with. And hard. we attend the reception where Joshua’s friends and peers greet him with cheers and salutations. He is clearly liked by everyone. ‘I know. at a gay wedding. ever. A man. The eyes of the bewildered customers focus on me as I scream for help. ‘You only bring out diamonds in the evening’ he replies to the Spacey looka-like. where I mistook the groom’s mother’s ‘big bone’ body structure for being pregnant. EVER. (remembering how much I love my arm) ‘And why is this a ‘Jack Squared’ wedding?’ I ask. with gay guests. And I love my arm. Joshua smiles and looks at me. Joshua has asked me to meet him at our favorite French café in West London on a Saturday afternoon. aren’t even fashionably late and end up looking like overly dressed up transvestites. The guys loved you’. and pinned me to the ﬂoor with my arm bending in a way I did not think was possible. the others raise the last point. even more than people not being punctual. Everyone loves me’. ‘Thanks for tonight. I have yet to attend a wedding where the bride turns up at the allotted time. I love your D&G suit. ‘You must be out of your mind if you think I’m going to a wedding as your date’ I reply. I’m not sure if laughing in someone’s face is the standard reaction in such a situation. it’s weddings.
What should I do? Ready to Erupt in Orlando A: Dear Ready to Erupt: Life will be easier for both you and you husband if you put a cork in it and calm down. You should be appreciative of this instead of whining like a spoiled child. I can’t take it anymore. I am worried how he will survive here. especially if there are only two of them. If you try to make your nephew aware of all the pitfalls that await him. so one has to always try to maintain a good looking body. restaurants are cheaper. she enjoyed her dirty martini in sunny 80 degree weather in South Beach while New York was having a winter
snow storm! She feels so glad that she has made this move. If this doesn’t work for you.” This could have left him feeling resentful about having left America. you can enhance your qualiﬁcations with refresher courses or just enjoy the free time you have now with some hobbies or other activities that you never had time to do earlier. they have only themselves to blame. I have tried to talk to my husband but he says that I have to respect her. basking in the sun. I cannot work in this country because of my visa status and it is very disheartening to ﬁnd that my qualiﬁcations and experience amount to nothing here. instead of stressing out. Q: Auntyji. Sometimes we all have to make sacriﬁces. Concerned Aunt in Jacksonville A: Arre bahen. If this land of opportunity is going to be your future home. Make some new friends or volunteer your time. he will not be able to fully understand what you mean. Auntyji bids her readers alvida and waits to hear from you at auntyji@citymasala.Auntyji Ko Pucho By: Auntyji
A untyji is enjoying the discovery of Florida and its offerings. otherwise you will drive your husband away. When children lose parents at a young age. He could have come to you in India and you would still have your “exciting and fulﬁlling career. Yul. You will have to start accepting that they have a close relationship. The time will come when you will be legally allowed to work. every corner was ﬁlled with beautiful people speaking foreign languages. just let them carve their own path and experience true life in the United States of America. you can always count on Oprah and bon bons in the afternoon. One realization did hit her though – in this warm weather there is no hiding under layers of clothing. Can you believe this? He has never eaten a cheeseburger in his life . Don’t forget. Florida is also the cruise capital of the world and Auntyji intends to make full use of this. Try to sit down with both of them to communicate more openly and you might be surprised at how she may welcome you into the decision making process. Auntyji knows exactly how you feel. In South Beach. If all else fails. On this note. Respect is one thing and ownership is another. and if they don’t.com. How can I keep myself from stagnating? Rusting Away in Miami A: Do not despair my dear. There is no state income tax. I have recently moved to the US to join my husband here. His good looks and great physique will provide a lot of inspiration. I am beginning to feel a little depressed. and close to. weather is nicer and cities are cleaner. like in Soho in New York. and then what would happen to his beautifully carved body? Living in Florida deﬁnitely has certain advantages. you can then try to persuade your husband to move . She likes to control my husband’s every decision down to what kind of house we should buy and how we should decorate it. Remember – you catch more ﬂies with honey than with vinegar.he is scared that if he eats it once he might like it and then want to eat it again and again. Auntyji thinks that your sister-in-law is probably only trying to give your husband the beneﬁt of her wisdom and support. groceries are slightly cheaper than up in the northeast. You want them to come here and do well yet you are concerned because it is not easy. Speaking of a good body . Q: Auntyji. you have another place to go to for weekend dinners and gettogethers. can fully appreciate the countless sacriﬁces we have had to make to fully assimilate ourselves here. Just the other day. Do not be like those people who waste their whole life vacillating between where they want to live and never be happy. my nephew is immigrating to the US with his wife and two children this winter. Nothing can beat the sensation of ﬂoating on the ocean. I have left behind a very exciting and fulﬁlling career in India and after having lived here for almost a year.
Q: Auntyji. This is just a temporary phase and will pass. He does not have too many professional or employable skills and not too much spare money either. If they make it.Auntyji is reminded of the hunky trainer. I am writing to you because CityMasala I like your common sense advice. We have all had to go through various struggles in our lives and only those of us who have settled down in this country. they become very dependent upon. In the meantime.to a place far away from your sister-in-law. life is short – live it to the full with attitude!
. Yours was to leave your career to follow your husband to this country. I have a very big problem with my sister-in-law. one another. She and my husband share a very close relationship because they lost their father at a very young age. then be patient my dear girl. people are friendlier. So. She is trying to convince him to take some time off from his busy schedule of ﬂexing muscles and laying on the beach to pose for CityMasala magazine. Auntyji felt like she was at home in New York… except this was cleaner and warmer. listening to your I-pod and waiting for your next huge meal.
Many believe that eggnog is a tradition that was brought to America from Europe. shahi paneer masala. butter chicken is the favorite of most people who frequent the restaurant. go for the Dom Perignon or Krug. back in desh. seating arrangement. Moet & Chandon or Bollinger are the more affordable ones and if you truly have deep pockets. and pink or blush – sweet. do not miss the chicken tikka. Deeya Indian Cuisine is located at 5166 E Bay Dr. However. this drink was probably discovered by someone with a huge need for adrenalin in their system or way too much time on their hands. As we were all pretty new at the drinking game. and a variety of alcohol ranging from Indian beer. we shook the bottle really well before opening it. there is lassi. Aftab Singh took over Deeya Indain Cuisine from its previous owner. here in America. wine and soda. chicken pakoda and the chef’s recommendation hot cheese pakoda made with home-made paneer.
mushroom masala and even the mughlai malai kofta on the platter. Vegetarians can indulge in equally inviting treats ranging from kadhai matar paneer. we drink champagne at midnight to bring in this occasion. Deeya Indian Cuisine offers a daily lunch buffet at $8. I have tried it and that is all I have to say about it! Another event to look forward to during this season is the advent of the New Year and as tradition dictates. Later.
Deeya Indian Cuisine
By: Surabhi Jain
A simple man with a simple mission: Aftab Singh’s (owner) desire is to serve authentic north Indian food in its most mouthwatering form.” CityMasala CityMasala Make sure you have a huge appetite for every imaginable north Indian delicacy on the menu. In the drinks area. Natural . Home made pistachio and mango kulﬁ. Eggnog is a drink associated with this festive season and in my mind. So. Satish Nair. about 6 months ago. aloo gobi. FL 33764 and the phone number is 727-539-0273. chicken vindaloo and Deeya’s special tikka masala. the only champagne available was an import from Russia. The main courses have 13 chicken dishes for the poultry lovers ranging from chicken tikka. we made our way to Jaipur to celebrate New Year’s Eve with our friends. warm gulab jamuns. “Butter chicken is one dish that I always cook myself no matter how may orders we have in the day” says Aftab. tandoori chicken. Aftab Singh has revamped the restaurant right from the menu. Let’s take a look at the different brands of champagnes and sparkling wines according to their pecking order (aka price): Cooks. a new twist was added to this wine and milk punch where rum was substituted for wine. we all got to have a “little sip”. bhindi masala. Remember to keep enough space for those not-to-miss desserts. rum was commonly called “grog”. mango and regular. so the name eggnog came about. and the service.By: Ashish Jain DAARU KA NASHA
It’s the time of the year when we get into the “spirit” of the holiday season. Clearwater. Both champagne and sparkling wine are made with a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. armed with this priceless booty from a foreign land.not sweet and very dry. “I wanted to give a different ﬂavor not just to the food we serve at Deeya. Korbel. For appetizers. A chef par excellence. A wide variety of lamb and sea-food dishes are also available. chicken kashmiri. brut -a little sweet and dry. Sparkling wine and champagne usually refer to the same drink but real champagne comes from the Champagne region of France. don’t drink it! Balle balle to all and see you next year. The ﬁnal result was that once the carpet and ﬂoor was done with our priceless foreign booty.
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. chicken do pyaza.often ﬂavored with fruit. but also in terms of the entire experience that our customers have here. kheer loaded with dry fruits are among the many sweet delicacies offered at Deeya. He says. keema samosa. The authentic sarson da saag at Deeya Indian Cuisine will leave you wanting more.55 and also specializes in catering. I have an interesting champagne story which happened way too long ago to me. If you can’t pronounce it. extra dry . At that time. Till date we have no clue where the darned cork went. Champagnes and sparkling wines are classiﬁed according to their sweetness. In colonial America.
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So. it might be worthwhile to purchase a coupon from eBay www. avguide.zappos.com can save you time as well as a considerable amount of money. fatwallet. Tip #5 Find Coupons and Code Many manufacturers and web sites offer online coupons for percentages off. Look for items marked “Eligible for Free Super Savings Shipping” and expect to wait for three to ﬁve business days longer than standard shipping.) Tip #4 Check out Bargain Sites There are plenty of deals to be found on bargain sites. Digital Cameras: www. work the web and Happy Shopping!! Please feel free to write in with comments and feedback to techtalk@citymasala. and 50% savings. com.amazon.com offer thousands of discounts from merchants ranging from 1-800-Contacts www. In either case. free shipping. skip the long checkout lines and hit the web this holiday season? Check out some tips that I have put together for shopping online.stevesdigicams. Slickdeals: www. There are sites that specialize in speciﬁc technologies like Digital Camcorders: www. ZDNet: www.net. Audio Video: www. Spoofee: www. Manufacturer’s rebates require you to mail in the UPC code and proof of purchase.currentcodes.pcmag. 10%. there are plenty of web sites which will provide you with ample research data. and Yahoo Shopping: shopping.spoofee. Froogle: froogle. How would it sound if I were to tell you to put down your car keys. This not only gives you the opportunity to feel the products and check out the features but also helps you narrow down your list further. make sure that you remember to ﬁle the rebate by the due date or you’ll be out of luck (and possibly a lot of cash).com. Ebates: www..dvspot. Many online retailers like Circuit City www. and free gifts. Check these sites often and move quickly if something catches your eye because these bargains often go in a matter of minutes.. Price Scan: www.slickdeals.g. mySimon: www. Sites like CNET: www. Price Grabber: www.com.com.com.org.pricegrabber.avreview.consumerreports. naughtycodes. Check these sites and others to narrow down your choices. Tip #7 Save on Shipping Spend $25 or more on Amazon and you qualify for free shipping.com.1800contacts.com. dpreview.com
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If you want more gravy. chilly powder. Born on the Mountaintop seems to be inﬂuenced by Buddhist philosophy and meditation techniques.memagic. 8. Add the onion paste and fry till golden brown. Keep 7 to 8 curry leaves leftover masala for the gravy. ½ cup oil ½ tsp haldi 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 1 to 2 cups of water Method: ginger garlic paste. 2 tsp salt 1 tsp chilly powder 2 to 3 green chilies 1 tsp tamarind paste 1 tbsp garam masala Couple of tbs of water to make it into pasty consistency. 1. The main purpose of the book is to move from ‘The Conditional Love’ state to the “Unconditional Love’ state. 2 to 3 red dry chilies broken into pieces Roast these ingredients 1 bay leaf 8 tbsp sesame seeds 6 to 7 black pepper seeds Other ingredients 5 tbsp coconut shredded 1 inch cinnamon stick 1 medium sized onion 4 tbsp peanuts Salt according to taste (Grind this along with one bay leaf and 2 1 tbsp jeera 1 tsp red chilly powder small cardamoms. add mustard medium heat. a cup of water and then check for seasoning. cinnamon stick and fenugreek cook for another 5 minutes. dry red chilies. add seeds until they sputter. it does not condone the opposite reaction: sitting at home and doing nothing. December 2006
. bay leaf. Reversing that disappointment or failure by forcing oneself to succeed is detrimental. 5. 7. Add the stuffed karelas and let cook for 3 minutes on 4. seeds. Grind the above ingredients along with tomatoes cut into small pieces. Add the garam masala powder.com. Despite the fact that the book’s premise revolves around the problem of addiction and the constant need to be loved and to achieve higher success. Add salt. Are you addicted to saving the world? If you think addictions are only physical bad habits with psychological consequences. onion seeds. Garnish with mint or coriander leaves.In the Kitchen
Creations by Anita Singh Masaledar Stuffed Karelas
Vegetables 10 to 12 small Karelas. The authors suggest that many individuals do not feel ‘worthy’ of love and therefore seek to gain CityMasala
approval or worthiness through certain activities that become addictive. 1 tsp tamarind paste ½ tsp mustard seeds ½ tsp onion seeds (kalonjee) Note: scrape the skin from the karelas. The book sets up a dichotomy between two syndromes. black 9. In the same oil used to fry the karelas. Born on the Mountaintop might just be the antidote. 3. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan and fry the karelas until 6. The Malhotras state that it is important to recognize disappointment or failure because it is human.
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BORN ON THE MOUNTAINTOP: Satyam and Freedom Malhotra. the book is laid out neatly and concisely with inspiring quotes to set the tone of the new section or chapter. save the oil. Instead. Add 10. By: Sheniz Janmohamed
Do you want to save the
world? Strike that. ‘CLS’ is the ‘Conditional Love State’ and ‘ULS’ is the ‘Unconditional Love State’. ‘CLS’ and ‘ULS’. Satyam and Freedom Malhotra’s “Born on the Mountaintop” is a fascinating exploration of psychological addictionsfrom being addicted to saving the world to being addicted to ﬁnding the perfect love (and we know how fruitless that search is!). Unlike many self-help books. it urges readers to completely engage in the techniques indicated and states that it is only through a commitment to selftransformation that one’s life will be transformed. you are sorely mistaken. Mix the ground masala well and stuff into the karelas. Add tomatoes/ tomato paste and sauté for 2 minutes. This book can be purchased on www. In terms of structure. curry leaves. Do you want to save the world? Find the perfect love? Get the perfect job? Make enough money? Work out to achieve bodily perfection? Then you’re addicted. Remove from oil and keep them aside. ½ tsp fenugreek seeds make a slit and remove the seeds. One of the reasons why individuals suffer from CLS relates to preconceived notions of ‘success’ and ‘worthiness’ perpetuated by societal and familial expectations. cook for a minute or two. 2. Born on the Mountaintop does not suggest that the solutions provided will immediately transform one’s life.) 1 tbsp dhania seeds 1 tsp jeera powder 2 tbsp tomato paste or 2 medium sized 1 tsp garam masala powder. The purpose of the book is not to discourage one’s aspirations to achieve
success but to re-evaluate WHY one seeks success and acceptance. Add the left over ground masala and tamarind paste and pepper seeds. haldi and dhania powder and they are slightly brown (not burnt).
Food is a source of energy for your body to function just like your car needs gasoline to run. good nutrition and eating right are the biggest part of a healthy lifestyle. the general rule is to eat smaller meals at least ﬁve to six times a day. Our bodies cannot process excess protein so it is useless to overdo protein in any single meal . Vitamins and minerals are essential for chemical reactions in our body that produce energy. Fats are essential for our bodies but most people consume more fats than they should. eat a couple of boiled eggs (preferably only the egg whites) with wheat toast and a glass of milk. If you are not sure. This is especially true for people who are trying to lose excess weight. kidney beans. Drink small quantities of water throughout the day for a total of 6-8 glasses per day.com. he worked as a steamboat pilot. consult your physician or a certiﬁed dietician to plan your diet.Body Talk
By Sanjay Puranik
The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want. this thirst sensation is a delayed response to ﬂuid loss from the body. Most people drink water when they feel thirsty. Eating carbohydrates at every meal is very important.unless you are training to be the next world body building champion and are working out at the gym 2-4 hours a day. Keep that can of ghee to cook only Diwali foods. Besides being a famous writer. prospected for gold and timber and even tried his hand at journalism. such as those found in apples.Mark Twain Of course. I would say! I wonder what he would have done if he had 200 channels of TV. a pretty active life style. Good sources of proteins include cheese. and the drive-through food joints that we all frequent! As I mentioned in my previous article. Staying optimally hydrated is very important. the role of food and nutrition is often overlooked and underestimated. soy. proteins. It’s time to change .
There is a lot of information available on the internet which may be contradictory and confusing.intelihealth. Nothing could be further from the truth. milk and yogurt. Nutrition coupled with an exercise program is a great start to get you on your way to a healthier lifestyle and general wellbeing. Have a snack at 10 am (not a bag of potato chips but an energy bar or a piece of fruit should sufﬁce) followed by a moderate lunch. minerals. peaches. a car to get around. For more information on nutrition and nutrition related topics. That chicken curry will taste just as good even without an inch of oil ﬂoating on top! Vitamins and Minerals: the best way to ensure adequate vitamin consumption is to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day. which means you feel exhausted when your carbs run out. All in all. and fats are considered energy sources since they can be ‘burned’ to produce energy. I would argue that it is more important to begin with nutrition before you start an exercise regimen. too little iron (a mineral) would lead to poor endurance and a lower ability to burn fat while too much protein can increase the risk of dehydration. A balance between these nutrients is very important. Next to regular exercise. check out the following websites: www. fats. turkey and peanut butter. In fact. CityMasala
.com or www. It certainly helps to reduce the amount of oil used in cooking. since these are predominantly available through meat sources. vitamins. Carbohydrates. The 2-minute drill on the basics of nutrition . There are six basic classes of nutrients: carbohydrates. potatoes and sodas as they produce an excessive insulin response which encourages your body to manufacture fat. Carbs: The Reality! You need energy to be able to work out. Please send an email to bodytalk@citymasala. volunteered in the army. chick peas. In fact. yogurt.positivehealth. While most people realize the importance of physical activity. and do what you’d rather not.In order to maintain energy from an exercise point of view. A lot of people skip breakfast! That is one of the worst things you could do. Proteins: include some protein in all your meals but avoid going on a protein-rich diet that is deﬁcient in carbohydrates. Carbs with a lower glycemic index avoid this excessive insulin response. Water is essential for hydration to regulate the body temperature. plums. Mark Twain died at the ripe old age of 75 (in 1910 that was probably pretty good!). Carbohydrates are considered the limiting energy substrate. Eat foods that are lower in saturated fat. drink what you don’t like. to bring good nutrients to the cells and take away the waste products from the cells. tuna. Body converts food to energy which in turn enables you to perform all physical and mental functions. milk. proteins. Watch out for carbohydrate foods with a high glycemic index such as candy. Vegetarians should consider vitamin supplements for iron and zinc. Olive and canola oils are good cooking mediums containing mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids which tend to lower cholesterol.e. Fats: pay attention to the amount and type of fats consumed. and water. A ﬁstful of oatmeal with non-fat milk and a banana is the breakfast of champions. i. exercise without a complementary diet is futile and self-defeating. However. For example. Put it away for the rest of the year. changing to a healthier lifestyle is never easy. especially if you are planning to start an exercise program. . Water: DRINK LOTS OF IT!!! I cannot emphasize this enough. chicken (skinned and trimmed). Water carries nutrients to all cells in the body and provides a medium for exchange and conduction. Alternatively.com with questions or comments.
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