Notes from the editor
When doctors told Shalini Saraswathi her legs had to be amputated (little after she lost both her hands to gangrene), the first thing she did was paint her toenails with the brightest purple nail paint. “If they were going, they were going to go out in style!” she said. Aided by prosthetic legs, not only did Shalini then start walking, she also ran the marathon! ‘A Slice Of Life’ brings smiles, tears and fills you with admiration for Shalini’s tremendous show of courage and strength. Truly salute-worthy! Cover girl Taapsee Pannu is spunky ‘n’ sassy too. A techie-turned-actor, Taapsee gave up a break with the prestigious Infosys for a break in the movies - to follow her gut. That she battled weight issues along the way to eventually make her mark as an action heroine is what makes her journey extraordinary. Read ‘Fit & Famous’ for some fitspiring messages from the actor herself. …’Happy Relationship’ sends out a strong message too - make respect, not romance, rule your relationship. In view of increasing divorces and breakups, we’ve put together a little guide on how to read the signs of a healthy/ unhealthy/ abusive relationship. Measure your relationship-ometer on it, and make the ‘R’ word count! …Don’t just count drugs or alcohol as sources of addiction. Negative thinking (‘Healthy Mind’) can be addictive too, leading to stress, illness and misery… This August, our independence month, pledge to free yourself from negative thoughts and beliefs. Embrace positivity, and remember, positive thoughts lead to positive actions, leading to positive results… Read also our articles on how to fight a gallbladder attack, bulk up with circuit training, whip up a healthy monsoon meal and more… All served with healthy doses of love. And before signing off, cheers to our powerpuff girls of Indian cricket! While they didn’t win the Cup, they certainly won our hearts with their terrific display of grit ‘n’ gumption. More power to them!
“We are put in situations to build our character... not destroy us.” Nick Vujicic