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When singer Akriti Kakar tied the knot.

Listening to Akriti Kakar talk about her significant other feels like they’ve been together forever.

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Kalki through the looking-glass

As we entered Amy Billimoria’s House of Design in Juhu, Mumbai, we knew we were not in Kansas anymore. The store exudes a happy feeling. From the décor of the store to the clothes housed within it, we could tell that this was going to be a departure from a traditional bridal makeover.

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Sonam and Paras Modi share their marriage mantra…

We met at a common friend’s wedding in Lonavla, after which we started meeting almost twice a week with friends. We got along like a house on fire; it felt so comfortable talking to each other, it was like we were long lost friends. The initial courtship felt more like a game of hide and seek. We didn’t want to tell people yet as we were still getting to know each other.

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24 Apr

The next level of fitness training

Experts weigh in and breakdown the anatomy of new-fangled fitness regimens that are currently trending

As newer apps roll out on a month-to-month basis in the tech turf, the fitness orb is no stranger to an amplification of its existing techniques. When it comes to fitness, we’re always on the hunt for that new ‘magic formulae’ of a workout that, at the snap of a finger, takes us from flab to fab! As a swarm of new workout regimens have stormed the fitness domain and as a to-be-wed, challenging your body with a goal to shape up, especially before your big day, requires for you to indulge in the right workouts and be aware of the newer workout fads.

22 Apr

How to achieve fabulous arms

Flaunted the most in a gown—toned shoulders, back and arms cut a picture of envy on the big day and are key to looking fabulous in a white wedding gown

Well, for a white wedding bride, that strapless, off-shoulder, halter, backless gown can spell doom bringing to the fore any unwanted bulge or flab on your arms and shoulders. While it’s a known fact that the legend of ‘spot reduction’ is a mere fable in the fitness turf, you can still effectively sculpt your body to perfection by toning your core and basic muscles. You can’t change your basic body type—you are who you are. Once you have your wedding dress, put it on, stand in front of a full-length mirror, and look at the parts that will be exposed and accordingly tailor your workout routine. Fitness gurus recommend that a bridal workout regime should start in full swing at least three months prior to the wedding. So if you have a sleeveless dress, do the upper-body workout first. For most women, it actually is the upper arms, upper back, and shoulders that command immediate attention. If it is a wedding with the bride sashaying in a backless dress, concentrate on the back muscles first.

18 Apr

How effective are virtual training apps?

Facing a serious time crunch before D-day? Finding it difficult to make it to the gym on a work day? Here are some fitness applications that are sure to keep you aboard the fitness bandwagon

Facing a fitness pratfall in today’s day and age is conceivable and for many, following the quotidian gym and dietary demands is a tough row to hoe. Enter: the virtual age that has ushered in the next wave of fitness solutions that make it a lot simpler and convenient to get fit. There is an application for everything and the fitness ambit is no exception to this virtual revolution. Today, your smartphone can become an accessory to monitor your diet, keep a tab on the distance you’ve run, counts your steps and even hurls you into an emulous exercise arena where you can compare your fitness achievements with those of your friends and use it as a motivational tool to stay a step ahead of them in the exercise game. The current rise in online fitness applications and tools has compelled us to not only stay in tune with them, but also use them to our best advantage so as to reach our target goals.

11 Apr

Tips to chisel up

Experts divulge some pre-wedding fitness tips that promise to get the to-be-groom wedding ready in no time and tackle specific problem areas

Dear grooms-to-be,

Congratulations! You’ve found the girl of your dreams and pretty soon, she’s going to walk towards you on your big day and become yours forever. You’ve got the girl. Now please, don’t let her go, okay? While she’s stressing over her hair and makeup, manicures and pedicures, trousseau and jewellery, you, in the very least can spruce yourself up to look like her beau ideal—every bit the dapper groom. With the right amount of exercise and watchful diet, you too, can greet your bride with a physique just as chiseled and hewed to perfection.

It’s not the nitty-gritty details that stay with us—even in the most far-flung recollections; it is always the bride and groom and the picture of impeccability they make. So, looking your best and feeling your best go a long way in making these memories up to snuff. To look like every bit the suave groom, ideally, the right time to begin with your body transformation is about six months before the wedding. “In this time frame, you can literally look like an entirely different person. It can be a complete transformation,” says Althea Shah, VP Marketing &Fitness Expert, Gold’s Gym. And what if your wedding is sooner? She answers, “Not to worry, you can do wonders even with a three-month regimen. Even 1 ½ months can show results. You just have to realise that you’re not going to lose more than a couple of kilos.”

Experts list the following as the most common problem areas faced by men: