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You & I - December 2021 - Wedding Special - Nora Fatehi

Dear Readers,
Dazzling our cover this December is the gorgeous Nora Fatehi, is known in Bollywood and other film industries for her amazing dancing and singing skills. The actress who has worked in both Hindi and South Indian films has proved that she has talent, moves, and tenacity along with a spirit of adventure over the years. Read our Cover Story to know more!
Unlike before, wedding trends this year are all about going micro. While some are still over the top, others are just perfect for adding a personal touch to your grand celebration. When it comes to couples who are wanting to minimize the scale of the celebration, there are infinite ways to pull inspiration from this year’s trend report and spin it to match each style and wallet. In this month’s Feature Story, we tell you how to plan a beautiful, meaningful micro wedding while highlighting some of the best entertainment service providers, caterers, event stylists, makeup artists, and jewellery trends that will make your wedding a cut above the rest.
Check out our interviews with the likes of Amruda Nair, a third generation hotelier and the founder of Araiya Hotels & Resorts; and Shivani Malik, director of Da Milano.
Lastly, be ready to get amazed by our Wedding Moments where we feature the grandeur of Anushka Ranjan and Aditya’s marriage. It was a true example of a special Indian Wedding full of class, hospitality, warmth and joy!
And tell us what you think. If you have any suggestions, comments or queries, please e-mail me at publisher@you-and-i.com.

 
 
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Ridhi Dogra on her character in Bollywood debut 'Lakadbaggha'

After entertaining audiences with her performances on TV and OTT, Ridhi Dogra is all set to make her foray into Bollywood with 'Lakadbaggha' where she will be seen alongside Anshuman Jha.

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond - Kamini Saraf, Bunty Bajaj, Shivani Saincher, Tina Jethwani, Karishma Sathe, Aakanksha Tolasariya and Charul Gupta

Women and jewellery go back centuries. They’ve had a love affair for as long as one can remember. Jewellery is represented as a symbol of femininity and one’s social status. It is no doubt then that is makes women feel confident and look beautiful, no matter what it is made of. As Elizabeth Taylor rightly said, “Jewellery has the power to be the one thing that makes you feel unique.” Because anything that is skin deep always receives praise.

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The Young and the Powerful - Pragna Surapaneni

How does a strong, successful, and young woman navigate her passion, studies, and life in a world that still feels uncomfortable with strong women? Pragna Surapaneni is all that and more. In this exclusive interview, we spoke to Pragna who is now studying to be a dermatologist. The vivacious and talented 20-something shares her stories, talks about what led her to pursue a career in dermatology and her passion — Kuchipudi dance.

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Lending a Hand to Those in Need - Radhika Tanguturu

It is rightly said that “Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference” and Radhika Tanguturu is the best example of this. She is one of those noble people who lends a hand to those in need not just by giving money, but by going out of her way to ensure that they are happy. The magnanimous lady runs Radhika Charitable Trust and has been doing some applaudable work for the poor in the city ever since she began her organisation in 2010. Unlike many other NGOs, she self-funds her Trust through her own savings, thus allowing her the freedom to choose the cause closest to her heart and giving her the opportunity to work at her own pace.

 

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You & I - 15 November 2021 - Jewellery Special - Radhika Tanguturu

Dear Readers,
Fine jewellery not only brings a sparkle to a woman’s eye, defining her personality, but is an emotional and status symbol. Right from the start, jewellery has always been the go-to choice to add panache to your overall look. Classic, elegant and timeless, it holds strong to its position even in the Gen-Z era, be it in the form of safety pin styled earrings or viper chains. Flip through to our Feature Story, where a few Hyderabadis define their style essentials and share their jewellery chronicles.
On the cover, we have the elegant Radhika Tanguturu in her ethnic splendour. Inspiring others with her calm demeanour and confident approach, Radhika is the founder of Radhika Charitable Trust and event management company Taamara Taamara. Check out the Cover Story to find out more about her life during the lockdown, how she finds joy in helping others, and more!
Moving on in People in Focus we have Pragna Surapaneni, who is studying to be a dermatologist. The vivacious and talented 20-something shares her stories about her journey, talks about what led her to pursue a career in dermatology and her passion — Kuchipudi dance.
For women and men who aren’t accustomed to wearing fine jewellery on the regular, rocking a pricey diamond or gold for the first time is a bit like babysitting a newborn. You'll look at your sparkly new addition and have a lot of questions about their care. In our Mind and Body, we share some tips on how to protect your various jewellery pieces.
And tell us what you think. If you have any suggestions, comments or queries, please e-mail me at publisher@you-and-i.com.

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Time for Conscious Revolution - Nikhil Seth

Nikhil Seth has been UN Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research since 2015. The qualified lawyer who was born in India has a Masters degree in Economics (University of Delhi), and has served at various offices of the UN since 1993; These include Special Assistant and Chief of Office to the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Chief of the Policy Coordination Branch in the Division for ECOSOC Support and Coordination, Secretary of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Second Committee of the General Assembly, and Director of the DESA Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination. In an exclusive interview with You & I, the global statesman reflects on the role of the UN in the new millennium, why sustainability is becoming an important component of UN’s strategic thinking, and the greener recovery from the pandemic.

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Rooted in Fashion - Natasha Das

Indian born and Connecticut and New York-raised, Natasha’s

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High on Festive Spirit - Dussehra and Diwali Special

The month of October marks the beginning of the festive period this year. It is a time when every household is full of diyas, the sky is full of fireworks, our mouths are full of sweets, hearts are full of enjoyment, and our minds are full of sweet memories...

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