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MAY
2015

Wine & Dine!

Publisher : Magna Publications - CITADEL Pune

One of the most civilized and the most natural things in the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection offering a range for enjoyment and appreciation than any other purely sensory thing is WINE. In our last rendezvous we learnt in details about the Red and the White wines and how to savour them in the right kind of stemware. Now that we are well acquainted, let’s focus on what kind of food pairings should be done while ordering or offering a particular wine.


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APRIL
2015

Travel LIGHT, Travel SMART

Publisher : Magna Publications - CITADEL Pune

If you are also a travel freak like me, then this article will surely be relevant! Thanks to my dynamic career, life is literally in and out of the suitcase. From heritage destinations in rural India to the Cosmo capitals of the world, every bit of travel is fun for me. It definitely becomes easy to start your journey if you know exactly what to pack pertaining to the trip.


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MARCH
2015

Women & Wine!

Publisher : Magna Publications - CITADEL Pune

You may be a successful business woman, a sparkling socialite or a responsible spouse to your networking driven husband who likes to bring guests home every now and then. In all the scenarios above, it is most imperative that you should know how to wine and dine in a manner that you are totally at ease rubbing shoulders with the crème de la crème of society. Every person should be aware of the stemware involved so that you can be tastefully and aesthetically correct. As part of my image consulting, I often get asked to teach fine dining etiquettes and therefore I thought it’ll be best to share it all with the women, who aspire ‘sophistication’ and ‘know-how’ about these etiquettes. So let’s get started!


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FEB
2015

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

Publisher : Magna Publications - CITADEL Pune

“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” This adage rules the life of Indian Woman so much, that if the platinum jewelry ain’t adorned with diamonds, it ain’t worth buying! With the wedding season gone by I’m sure we all witnessed an ostentatious display of wealth with the biggest gold & diamond jewelry ever. From nose pins to Toe rings, jewelry truly defines a woman.


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JAN
2015

Grooming tips for working women

Publisher : Magna Publications - CITADEL Pune

New year brings with it lots of resolutions and promises. Some we like to keep and some we conveniently forget! With the onset of a new calendar, let’s take an opportunity to review some of the most important grooming tips for a working woman of today.


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DEC
2014

Pre-Wedding Cues

Publisher : Magna Publications - CITADEL Pune

Come November and festivities surrounding the nuptial ceremonies start to spread across the length and breadth of our country. The girl’s parents start planning a year in advance and seek professional help to put together their daughter’s dream wedding! From choreographing the cousins for the ‘sangeet’ ceremony to setting up a theme for the rocking reception party, Event companies take away all headaches of running around for the wedding arrangements. Outsourcing has become the mantra to creating unforgettable memories in enchanting weddings! But yet, no one seeks professional help to groom the ‘to be wedded’ couple which could guarantee that that special day of your life just becomes so much more enjoyable.


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NOV
2014

Strengths & Weaknesses

Publisher : Magna Publications - CITADEL Pune

Let’s continue with our journey of self-realization and self-actualisation! In last month’s issue we stressed upon the significance of captivating communication skills, which are essential as well as imperative to one’s growth and persona...Now that we’ve understood the major elements towards bettering your personality in extreme details, it is time to step up the pace a little and absorb the remaining commandments as quickly and efficiently as we can.


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OCT
2014

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Publisher : Magna Publications - CITADEL Pune

"A barrier to communication is something that keeps meanings from meeting. Meaning barriers exist between all people, making communication much more difficult than most people seem to realize. It is false to assume that if one can talk he can communicate. Because so much of our education misleads people into thinking that communication is easier than it is, they become discouraged and give up when they run into difficulty. Because they do not understand the nature of the problem, they do not know what to do. The wonder is not that communicating is as difficult as it is, but that it occurs as much as it does." - Reuel Howe, theologian and educator


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SEPT
2014

IMPORTANCE OF BODY LANGUAGE

Publisher : Magna Publications - CITADEL Pune

‘primera impresión’(first impression) has become so essential in our fast paced life today. With a lack of time in this highly competitive world, one gets a chance to talk only if he or she has qualified with the first and lasting impressions. So unless you make the people get up and notice you in a hall, meeting room, conference, social gathering, school or college; the chances are less that you’ll get it all right! The eternal question hence remains, what is it that makes a lasting impression?


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AUG
2014

POWER DRESSING

Publisher : Magna Publications - CITADEL Pune

The woman of today wants to be assertive and yet humble; independent and submissive at the same time; modern and yet traditional and above all professional and yet a homemaker. Often I observe contemporary women dwindle between these attributes in order to be a perfect mix. But in this whole sense of striving too hard she forgets the role and the power of dressing which make her lose out on her lasting impressions!


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JULY
2014

Lasting impressions

Publisher : Magna Publications - CITADEL Pune

Having carved a niche for myself in the glamour industry for more than a decade, it amuses me to meet divas from different walks of life and observe the elements of the woman of today. With most of them coming to me for counselling and help, it reminds me of an age-old saying, All that glitters is not gold'. It also leaves me speculative of restructuring this adage with a contemporary flavour. While we all are fascinated by the glitter of fashion, the woman of today should back it up with the substance of an indigenous groomed personality, thereby inventing the new dictum, 'Let glitter be backed by gold'. Be it a social gathering or a job interview, women forget how integral a part