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Get Physical

November 2011

Supplementary Issue


No Comparison!

Prashanto Banerji

It isn’t a nice feeling, being compared to a younger man. It’s a bit like wearing a nifty new suit, walking up on stage and making what you believe was an interesting presentation that people seemingly enjoyed.

Cover Story

Live and let live... Strong

Nishita Mahajan

You remember that uber hot scene in the movie, Dostana, where John Abraham shows off his ogle-worthy six pack abs under the pretext of taking a shower at the beach in his h-o-t yellow boxers?


Let DaVinci be your surgeon!

Sneha Theeng

Ever since we invented the wheel, we have not looked back. We have lived up to the tag of the most intelligent species and have made the world we live in, more user-friendly, atleast for us.

I Heal, Therefore I Am!

Aakriti Singh

I’ve always been interested in the brain and that is why I specialized in psychiatry after graduating from Yale University School of Medicine.

Fitness Gear

Gear up for fitness!

Ishan Raychaudhury

Our feet are the most over-used and under-cared part of the body. But don’t worry, the new Fila DLS range of shoes are going to pamper your feet and make sure they stay protected as you play basketball or take part in running or cross-training.


My Journey with Cancer

Spriha Srivastava

By March of 1975, at the age of 23, I suspected that a disease had taken on a physical form inside my body. Something was terribly wrong.

Brawn Diaries

Aakanksha Malhotra/ Nishita Mahajan

I’ve been a sportsman all my life, so when you are playing sports all your life you don’t realise the importance of it. But when you quit sports and pick up some bad habits, you realise that you don’t feel so good.

Vegan Power!

Aakriti Singh

Being a strong vegan sounds like an extreme contradiction in terms too many. After all how can one build muscle and serious strength without animal protein? Not only do I prove that it is indeed possible through my own example, as I have been a vegetarian for over twenty years and a vegan for over fifteen years; many athletes prove it as well, such as mixed martial arts fighters Mac Danzig and Nick Diaz.

Health & Fitness

Shake it baby!

Anu Gulmohar

Ever danced the salsa or merengue or hiphop or samba or reggaeton? Well, in one class of Zumba, you’re likely do all of them. Daunted?

Are you fit for sex?

Sneha Theeng

There’s Adele playing softly in the background as the lights go dim. The aroma from the scented candles wafts across the room and they look into each other’s eyes. She kicks off her shoes, he takes off his tie.

Body talk

Anshak Kalia

Although the legend has moved on to the Great Gig in the Sky, MJ’s ardent fans still find it hard to reconcile to his death. The trauma has been so bitter that the drug Propofol, to which doctors attributed the icon’s death, is now widely reviled.

Breathe in, breathe out and rise… together!

Spriha Srivastava

In the year 2003, Jason Nemer and Jenny Sauer met at a party of a common friend. In their very first meeting, yoga being their common interest got them interested in each other. Conversations about yoga slowly progressed to some playful display of asanas, where Jenny lifted Jason in a ‘therapeutic flying sequence’ and then Jason held Jenny in a head stand position on his hands.

Food Myths

Epicurean Erotica

Indira Parthasarathy

You can be forgiven for assuming animal derivatives work best to, er, bring out the animal in you, but here’s a plant extract with the potency that had African tribesmen going in mating rituals lasting seven to ten days! The bark extract of the Yohimbe tree, native to tropical Africa, with its chemical version, Yohimbine, has been proven to be a powerful sexual stimulant as also mighty useful in the treatment of sexual dysfunction.

7 Foods for Healthy Hair

Aakanksha Malhotra

Flaxseed is a valuable source of Omega 3 fatty acids and it also provides quality protein and natural fibre, all of which help improve hair health.

Work Tips


Ishan Raychaudhuri

To defeat procrastination learn to tackle your most unpleasant task first thing in the morning instead of delaying it until later in the day. This small victory will set the tone for a very productive day.