As the song goes, ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…’ and we can’t help but get excited for the festivities ahead. December is one of the most wonderful times of year, with many places lit up with sparkling lights, Christmas trees at homes and public areas decked out with beautiful ornaments, gingerbread houses in almost every hotel, and with several other preparations in keeping with the spirit of the season. So, to keep up with the festivities, we take a look at the significance of the festival in this week’s Feature Story. We also talk to some Hyderabadis who celebrate Christmas with full fervour, and get their take on the traditions and their rituals performed during this time.
We also have four young guns, namely Mallory Beaumont, Kiara Bhatia, Michaela Kromhout, and Rahim Latif donning our cover in smart attires in sync with the festive spirit. These millennials share their thoughts on the festival in Cover Story, and tell us all about their fondest Christmas memory.
Taking the Christmas theme forward, our Mind & Body talks about the various delicacies that are prepared on this big day and all of its incredible perks! While the Rum Raisin Cake is loaded with essential minerals, vitamins and fibre that assist in digestion and make your bones stronger, turkey is loaded with zinc, iron, phosphorus, and potassium that works as an antioxidant and keeps insulin levels stable. So go ahead and indulge guilt free!
The young and enterprising Kritika Bhopal who handles the marketing and brand development of Harini Fine Jewellery talks to us about her love for marketing, among other subjects, in People in Focus. Belonging to an illustrious family (her grandfather, Raja Som Bhopal, is the only living coronated king under the British Raj of Amarchinta Samasthan), she was exposed to antique heirlooms right from her childhood, and that’s where her passion for jewellery began, she explains.
Grand Getaways takes us through Aanchal Bahirwani’s 13-day trip to Indonesia along with her family. From the city of Jakarta to the islands of Lombok, Bali, and Gili Trawangan, the group explored it all!