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it has been a jour­ney that was marked with noth­ing but pure joy. While writ­ing my last Ci­tadesk for my last is­sue as the magazine’s edi­tor, I re­call all the good work done for the magazine and the sto­ries that spoke for the city and its cit­i­zens. I be­gan with my first is­sue with a bang, cour­tesy our much-loved Cover Story in­ter­view of the then city Po­lice head hon­cho Rashmi Shukla. Now that she is mak­ing a new start as the Ad­di­tional DG igh­ways , I too will be mak­ing a new start in Mum­bai. ut the mem­o­ries and re­spon­si­bil­ity of run­ning a magazine like will al­ways stay with me. Thank you Magna Pub­lish­ing Co td, Nari ira and Proneeta ira for the im­mense and whole-hearted trust kept in me. I truly be­lieve that is what kept me giv­ing the magazine a per cent. f course, the team Su­nitta Ra­man, Su­dar­shan Iyen­gar, Ashok Raut and Den­nis Aranha and a huge team of free­lancers was a morale booster. Com­ing to the Au­gust is­sue, it is go­ing to be a treat for our read­ers. You can call it a pre­cur­sor to the up­com­ing Citadel Ex­trav­a­ganza and the Mr & Miss Citadel Pune event. n the Cover is the amaz­ingly ver­sa­tile ac­tor and di­rec­tor Shreyas Talpade, who will not fail to con­nect with our read­ers with his forth­com­ing hon­esty, lack of pre­ten­sions and can­did con­fes­sions. is in­ter­view is an ab­so­lute de­light, and as his an­swers will show you, he’s come a long way, but he openly ad­mits that he’s still got miles to go. We whole­heart­edly agree, and we’ll al­ways be cheer­ing him on as he racks up his suc­cesses The other sto­ries and in­ter­views are some­thing which rep­re­sent the city very well. )ood­ies are go­ing to be in for a treat with the in­ter­view of Chef Amninder Sandhu, an award-win­ning chef who has re­cently opened the sec­ond out­let of her pop­u­lar restau­rant Arth at The Westin Pune. This drop-dead gor­geous lass has spo­ken her mind not just about her culi­nary jour­ney, but also food and so on. )ood­ies also need to go through the Dine ut sec­tion, which has cov­ered Masala ar at the up­scale ale­wadi igh Street. We knew of its pop­u­lar­ity, but we wit­nessed the rea­son be­hind it when we went there for a re­view. ote­lier Gar­ish beroi has spo­ken to us re­gard­ing In­dia’s and Pune’s hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­tries, and their is­sues from the point of view of the )ed­er­a­tion of otels and Re­sorts Au­thor­ity of In­dia ) RAI . Speak­ing to ac­tress il­lette Dubey on her new ven­ture – il­lette Dubey Theatre Acad­emy for Chil­dren at Gera De­vel­op­ment’s first child-cen­tric homes – Song of Joy was a joy­ful ex­pe­ri­ence. Pas­sion and love for your work means be­ing able to do any­thing with ease. That’s what you learn from this in­ter­view. Pas­sion also made us want to in­ter­view Shajan Sa­muel, who is an ul­tra-marathoner and a film­maker with a con­cern for so­ci­ety. Also get to know the artist man­age­ment firm Third Ei man­aged by Yo­gesh Did­dee. It is heart­en­ing to know of peo­ple and or­gan­i­sa­tions giv­ing a stage to the city’s mu­sic tal­ent. We were heart­bro­ken to hear of the death of the much-loved spir­i­tual guru Dada JP Vaswani, who till his death guided not just the city but also the world with his tremen­dous phi­los­o­phy of love, non-vi­o­lence and a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude. We have Ra­jan Nathani, Vice-Chair­man & MD, Jet­line Group of Com­pa­nies, write about the man who was guru to ev­ery­one. Speak­ing of good work, Nee­lam Tuteja has been fea­tured in this is­sue for her work with her NG , .ar­ish­maa )oun­da­tion, which has been spread­ing joy into the lives of many un­for­tu­nate peo­ple. To lighten up the mood, you can read about our trip to the gor­geous prop­erty of e Meri­dien Ma­ha­balesh­war Re­sort & Spa. Go­ing there in the mon­soons proved to be the best de­ci­sion. Read about the prop­erty and dp­cor to know why you need to book a room for your­self or your fam­ily. The re­main­ing pages in our magazine too are sure to boost your spirit. Thank you for mak­ing my jour­ney as the edi­tor worth­while. Au revoir

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