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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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3 Apr

Lifestyle changes to stay fit

The road to body transformation is all about making healthy decisions. Our readers share their fitness tricks that have helped them lose excess flab and lead a healthy life

Do you find yourself struggling, sweating it out at the gym? Or making many half-hearted attempts at crash dieting? Have you been working out long enough, but to no avail? Sometimes, a small lifestyle change is all it takes to leverage greater results. Take a cue from our readers and cache in on these positive habits.

 

Khushbu Gotecha, entrepreneur

 Lifestyle change: Trick and treat

What it did: Make a list of things you like to eat, tick the ones that are high on protein and focus on eating just those foods. When you have your list penned down, it’s easier to stick to it. One thing I stuck to religiously was dance. I fall into the bracket of people who just cannot hit the gym or sit through a yoga class. With my dance class, the concentration is on learning the moves, so I don’t realise how much I’m working out in the process—it’s fun and there is less emphasis on ‘weight loss’ and ‘training’ and ‘repetitions’. Workout and healthy foods of your choice are what help the most.

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22 Mar

Target workouts for a toned body

The bane of every body—problem areas! We give you regimes and workouts to tone up those flabby muffin tops and love handles for that bikini body you're daring to flaunt

LOVE HANDLES

What is it: Deposits of excess fat around the waistline.

Tone trick: Lie on your left side with your knees straight. Supported by your elbow and forearm, lift up your upper body with your elbow under your shoulder. Contract your abs and raise your hips until your body forms a straight line from your ankles to your shoulders. Your head should stay in line with your body.

Reps: Hold this position for about two minutes and repeat on the other side.

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20 Feb

Battle that bulge!

Here is our list of workouts, especially for the gym naysayers

AERIAL YOGA

Aerial yoga involves performing a series of exercises inspired by yoga, Pilates, calisthenics and aerial acrobatics in a hammock-like apparatus, in order to achieve a total body workout. In aerial yoga, the hammock acts like a swing or soft trapeze, allowing flexibility and easy movement.

Benefits: 60 mins workout burns 500 calories; increases strength and flexibility; creates awareness of your body.

Recommended for: Improving flexibility, focus, strengthening muscles and stress relief.

Do not try, if: You have very high or low blood pressure, easy onset vertigo, pregnancy, glaucoma, recent surgery, heart disease, osteoporosis, bone weakness, recent head injury, cerebral sclerosis, propensity to fainting, artificial hips, carpal tunnel syndrome, severe arthritis, sinusitis or head cold, recent stroke or Botox injections (within six hours).

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