CityMasala December 2009

Regular Features

 In This Issue

Zen and the essential oils
Bollywood Masala
Quiz - Will you keep your New Year's resolution?
Dating Diary of a Single Desi
Bollywood Film Review
Chaat Masala
Prevent H1N1

Dating Diary

Everyday I hear stories of my girlfriends and the ‘guys in their life.’ Each day it’s a new dramatic story of meeting Mr. Wrong, and how their parents are forcing them into a bhandhan. For the next few months, I’ll be sharing a series of stories with you guys from my friends’ perspectives about their dating tribulations. Today we meet Megha Shah and her incident with Mr. Baroda… Read more...  


Your guide to local events and news.

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the Key to your inner strength

Meditation is a great way to relax with many other benefi ts associated with it. Meditation is a break from your busy daily life, hectic job, worries and concerns.Turn off your mobile phone, let your computer and your e-mails wait for a minute and give yourself some time to meditate. We are such an action oriented society that it becomes extremely necessary to relax as we become more aware of ourselves. Read more...

Zen and the Essential Oils

Aromatherapy is the Indian Ayurvedic science dating back 3500 years. An ancient form of healing that uses the art of blending essential oils. Steam or water distillation is used to extract the oils from the flowers, leaves, stems and roots of plants. The oil not only holds the true fragrance or perfume of the plant it was drawn from but also carries with it all of the healing and medicinal properties. Read more...


Bollywood Film Review 2009

2008 was one of Bollywood’s most acclaimed years with fabulous Hindi flicks. If there was the critically acclaimed and publically loved A Wednesday, then there was the musically rocking Rock On! Then there was the flamboyant Dostana, the realistic Fashion, the historical Jodha-Akbar and the youthful Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na before the year ended on an even higher note with both the Khans: Shah Rukh and Aamir vying for the top spot with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Ghajini. When it came down to recognizing the best of the best for 2008, for the most part the same artists were nominated and awarded with top honors. Hrithik Roshan bagged most of the Best Actor Awards for his performance in Jodha-Akbar. Ditto for Priyanka Chopra as the small-town girl turned supermodel in Fashion. As for the Best Film of the year, audiences and critics found themselves divided between a period film and a modern take on the Indian sentiments: Jodha-Akbar and A Wednesday respectively. And as the clock struck midnight on the 31st of December 2008, a new movie year for Bollywood was born. Check out CityMasala’s verdict on Bollywood in 2009.



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