One of the wonderful things about India is that you have a festival to enjoy and celebrate every few weeks. One of the biggest festivals in Hyderabad now is Ganesh Chaturthi, a ten-day festival celebrated to honour the elephant-headed God, Ganesha’s birthday. There is something about Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Hyderabad that fills up the air with festive cheer. It conjures the thought of Ganpati idols, delightful food, cheerful faces, and brightly dressed people celebrating it. For this week’s Feature Story we were invited into the homes of eight families, and they tell us what makes Vinayaka Chaturthi so special. And as always, please buy eco-friendly Ganeshas to keep our environment as clean as possible!
On our special cover, we have the warm-hearted Dr Padmavathi Surapaneni and the graceful Jyotsna Angara in all their ethnic splendour.
In our People in Focus this week, Sunitha Reddy, the brains behind 360 Degree Fitness, is a source of inspiration herself and acts as the torchbearer towards a fit and healthy lifestyle. From how she looks half her age to her future plans, read on for the deep dive on our fitness guru's routine.
Although spices and herbs have been part of the culinary world for centuries, you may be surprised to learn that they were celebrated for their medicinal properties well before they were introduced into recipes. In Mind & Body, you can read about these ingredients that offer some remarkable health benefits apart from adding flavour and aroma to your dishes. Moving on, Grand Getaways takes us to Gokarna with Milind Baluni, whose five-day trip in the offbeat seaside town was nothing short of a beautiful collection of memories.
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