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


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 centres. There are two form of outsourcing: onshore, which involves obtaining work from another company located in the same country, and offshore, which


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 together. Anyone who knows anything about Indian cinema agrees that the Kapoors are Bollywood royalty. It all started with


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, but there’s no doubt Sendhil Ramamurthy is one fine-looking hunk of a man. The Tamil-American actor has been making waves in Hollywood and settin


  • Palm Springs Fashion Weekend

    The brand new Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs, a desert resort city in California, was the venue for the inaugural Palm Springs Fashion Weekend held from October 25 to 27. The poolside fashion runway took style outdoors, under the stars. The event was the brainchild of Palm Springs business leaders ...


  • Toronto International Flamenco Festival

    Some of the hottest flamenco dancers and musicians displayed electrifying performances at the seventh annual Toronto International Flamenco Festival from October 13 to 20 at the Ryerson Theatre. The festival was a perfect celebration of internationally acclaimed and Canadian artists showcasing the b ...


  • Colourscape Music Festival

    After touring eight different locations in the U.K., Colourscape Music Festival, an unusual, flexible and mobile arts festival of colour and light was celebrated in London from September 14 to 22. Colourscapes can be best described as one-acre long walk-in structures or 100 interconnected chambers o ...


  • Pavilion of Art and Design

    The seventh edition of the Pavilion of Art and Design, London’s boutique fair for design and 20th century art, was held from October 16 to 20. With museum-quality works of modern art, design and decorative arts from top international galleries, the event showcased 60 exhibitors from 12 countri ...


  • Salon du Chocolat

    Imagine a show that showcases all things chocolate, including stunning outfits made from and inspired by chocolate. Yes, you read that right. Salon du Chocolat, the world’s largest chocolate show, launched its first ever London edition from October 18 to 20. After a successful tour of over 23 ...


  • Eco Fashion Week

    Eco Fashion Week took place from October 6 to 10 in Vancouver’s Robson Square. It was a multifaceted event that brought together econistas, designers and stylists to celebrate environment friendly fashion. Subtitled Fashion for Life, Not for Waste, the event was led by thrift retailer Value Vi ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 lo ...


  • 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 cause ...


  • 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 ...


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