Publisher's Message, Winter 2014

What is Your Destiny for 2014? It’s 4:11 a.m. on December 1, 2013 as I open my eyes from rolling in the deep of my daily meditation in honour of my loved ones, those that need, those that don’t need, the universe, God, and then finally a few thoughts about myself. With the meditative music still reverberating throughout my space, I fire up my laptop to compose this message not knowing what, of all of my experiences over the


Thoughts from the Editor-In-Chief, Winter 2014

Next Level You As we embark on a new year, I realize what a crazy 2013 I had. It has been rewarding and challenging, with floods of tears (both happy and sad). Boundaries were crossed while my moral compass continued to be challenged. Every year, around this time, I do a self-audit and look at what I’ve done, should have done and could have done without. Then I focus on the next year’s possibilities that lie ahead with the


Beauty Rx: The Perfect Size

Plastic surgeon Dr. Khanna discusses breast enlargement and breast enhancement procedures. There are many reasons why some women want to increase their breast size or change the appearance of their breasts, from not being happy with their naturally small bust size, to fixing changes caused from hormones, weight loss and aging. Typically, implants are used for breast enlargement or augmentation. These implants, either salin


Ditch Sleep-Stealing Foods for Happy Dreams

We all have the occasional sleepless night but sometimes that creeps into becoming actual insomnia or something in between. Having difficulty sleeping or staying asleep on a routine basis can wreak havoc on your daily life. Missing out on nightly zzzs can affect your ability to concentrate, make you feel irritable and exhausted, and even lead to depression. Certain medications, an underlying condition or stress may be the cause but sometimes it c


  • Master Chef

    Renowned chef Vikram Vij shares with us his favourite recipes set to keep us warm through winter. Star chef Vikram Vij was born in India and travelled to Austria to study at the age of 20. After receiving his chef certificate from the Salzburg Hotel Management School, he moved to Canada t ...


  • Rejuvenate your inner self with these workout secrets!

    FAQs: When it comes to exercise, everyone asks: “This or that?” “Fast or slow?” “Morning or night?” Here’s how things stack up. What time of day is it best to work out: morning or evening? ...


  • Money and Kids: Are you and your partner having the right conversations?

    The way a couple handles money has changed. And there’s a lot to consider before having children. Q: Do we need to have joint accounts and be accountable to each other for spending? Knowing where you stand and what you want for yourself financially is the ...


  • The ANOKHI List 2014

    As we herald in another exciting decade of ANOKHI, we are pleased to present the evolution of our much-anticipated annual list of noteworthy South Asians who are destined to be recognized and praised for their regional, national and international contributions. An influential, succinct ...


  • Designer Profile: Rajesh Pratap Singh

    Designing everything from sleeping bags to corporate uniforms, the Paris Fashion Week veteran renowned for his ready-to-wear collections launches his debut sari line. What surprised me most during my conversation with Rajesh Pratap Singh was ...


  • Making Scents: The Art of Perfumery

    Master perfumer Harry Frémont reveals what it takes to create a classic fragrance for a modern woman. Modern Muse is Estée Lauder’s first new fragrance in 10 years, and the man who ...


  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

    What is it and how safe is it? Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has been in the news a lot recently, thanks in part to its most famous advocate, Suzanne Somers. A long-time proponent of BHRT, the actress once told Oprah that “by replacing what I have lost in the aging ...


  • Top 5 Brewpubs in India

    The Biere Club, Bangalore One look at their website and you know their intentions. Their home page reads: “This is not an attempt to be righteous or anything . . . Our hope is to introduce you to beer in a manner never done before.” And they keep their promise. Over 100 differ ...


  • Outwit, Outlast, Outsource

    Hiring abroad is common practice worldwide and it comes in various forms. One of the most common and recognizable terms is “outsourcing” which is contracting work to other companies that either fulfill the order or subcontract it out. This is often seen with garment factories and call ce ...


  • All in the Family

    An in-depth conversation with the legendary Kapoor family — the past, present and future of Bollywood. It was a family dynasty in full force. Ranbir Kapoor and his parents Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor attended an event in New York to promote Besharam, their first film toge ...


  • Beautiful Beast

    Beauty and the Beast star Sendhil Ramamurthy talks Hollywood, Bollywood and steering clear of stereotypes. He may have played a vicious, supernatural beast on The CW’s Beauty and the Beast, b ...


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