Patriotic fervour grips the nation as India celebrates its 74th Independence Day on August 15. This week, to highlight the Significance of India's Independence, we spoke to a few retired officers from all the three wings of the military – General VN Sharma, Air Chief Marshal Nirmal Suri, Admiral Madhvendra Singh, Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne, and Lieutenant General Hari Prasad – who shared their views and sentiments on the occasion. You & I wishes a Happy Independence Day to them and all its readers. August 16 marks the beginning of a new year for the Parsi community. Known as Navroz, the festival dates back to almost 3,000 years and is sought to be the beginning of the Parsi calendar. Navroz Mubarak to everyone who is celebrating.
No matter who you are or where you are, it’s important to have good relations and respect your neighbours. Whether it’s to help protect your home when away, or just a friend who commiserates with you over a drink after a long day, friendly relations with neighbours are important. Not only true for individuals, it’s even more important for countries and governments to have friendly relationships with others for trade, defensive alliances, and other international issues. In this week’s Feature Story, we explore the foreign relations of India with its immediate neighbours.
Gracing our cover this week is the gorgeous Lakshmi Manchu. This beauty has truly made a mark for herself with her gorgeous looks and acting talent. Do read our Cover Story to find out about her plans and much more!
A certified Fitness coach and fitness nutrition specialist, Deepika Rao has a goal to spread the word on healthy living. In People in Focus, she speaks about her health food line, workshops, fitness, and more. In Mind & Body this week, we indicate how a moderate work out during the postpartum period while breastfeeding improves a mother’s health and has a positive effect on her emotional well-being.
A visit to Udaipur, Rajasthan is a travel odyssey across culture, history, food, and art. Surrounded by a series of soaring hills and set on the idyllic Lake Pichola, Udaipur is a wonderful mix of ornate and lavish palaces, intricate temples, and picturesque lakeside bathing ghats. Read our Grand Getaways for a guide to India’s magical city of lakes.
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