This issue is very special to me. After my parent’s death five years ago, my life took an unexpected twist. I was seeking answers but was unable to find them. I consider myself one of the luckiest and truly chosen ones to have been able to spend half an hour with His Holiness the Dalai Lama holding my hand. I feel truly fortunate; he even blessed and signed a copy of our magazine. I specially want to thank all those who helped me meet His Holiness; may they and their families stay blessed.
This issue, with His Holiness on the cover, features an article on the journey of the Dalai Lama. Turn to Cover Story to know more.
With International Women’s Day falling on March 8, this issue is also a tribute to all those prominent women, both in India and abroad, who have done tremendous work in various fields—be it human rights, feminism, wildlife conservation, education, or even the fight against poverty.
In People too we have two talented women—author, model, and actress Padma Lakshmi and fitness freak and founder of fitness and fashion blog Risqué by Ana De, Anandita De. They both speak to us about their journey so far in their respective professions. This Women’s Day, value the beauty that you’re born with. Mind & Body is a compilation of tips and tricks that Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities use to add that extra shine.
Having been named the first Indian tourism ambassador for New Zealand, actor Sidharth Malhotra visited the country to explore its natural beauty and take a sneak-peek into the culture, people, and cuisine of the Maori land. Grand Getaways features snippets from his trip.
Lastly, Wedding Moments has two big fat Indian weddings—one of GVK’s Vice President, Sanjay and Pinky Reddy’s son, Keshav’s wedding to Veena, daughter of a Pharma baron and the other of entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala’s daughter, Trishya with sports commentator Suhail Chandhok.
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Huma Bilgrami Latif