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  • 1. ROYAL Interview with Seductive Nadia Dawn OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2007 | RS. 50 Live Like a King INDIAN ISLAND HOPPING SEX SURVEY DOWRY SUPERMODEL DEATHS CHRISTINA HALL PLUS Fashion | Gadgets | Cartoons W W W. R O YA L M A G. I N
  • 2. ROYAL Live Like a King Letter from the Editor OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2007 | RS. 50 Editor-In-Chief Dear Reader, Ronak V. Vyas Imagine a magazine that is about being real, and not about Media Partner being perfect. That’s Royal! Cool personalities, stories that fasci- Prashanth R nate, sexual themes that invigorate and thrill, awe-inspiring ideas of adventure and travel – such are the eclectic elements from which every issue of the Managing Editor magazine gets conceived. We are not here to take you to a situation where you are obsessed Anoop Verma about your health, your girlfriend, your spouse, your money, your car, or the state of your clos- et. Work hard, party harder, be elegant - that is the Royal Mantra. Design & Layout Charitha Lingam Beautiful women have been flocking to Hollywood only since, like, forever. We introduce you to Nadia Dawn, one fast moving beauty, determined to carve a niche for herself as an Advertising Indian in Hollywood. Her photo spread will surely be a feast for your eyes. Her candid inter- Ankur Vyas view reads like a hop into the most intimate moments of her life. Christina Hall is another beauty worth watching. We found her on MySpace and once we went through her photos Distribution we had to proclaim her as the MySpace Babe of the Month. She may have a base in Nevada, Vishal Patel but this star travels for modeling assignments all over the world. Consultant Now on to sex! Judging by our skyrocketing population, we Indians must be quite effi- Jayesh Pandya cient in the love and lust department, but we tend to act coy when talking about it. We have managed to catch up with few cool guys and gals, prepared to talk about their little secrets. Cartoonist What year do most girls lose their virginity? What do women find most attractive on a man? Dan Thompson Check out the survey for the answer to these and other interesting questions. Well sex may Contributors or may not have anything to do with true love, but marriages certainly are about love. What Alex Conde, Nadyia Jawahir happens when financial motivations, in the form of dowry, start polluting the bond of mar- Lavania Bantleman riage? We take an unbiased look at the menace of dowry and contemplate when women will be taken more seriously in this county. Web Design MAC Technology On a lighter note our engaging article on Hedonism shows why it is better to be nude than prude. Gorgeous women in bikinis, tropical drinks, soft sand on your feet, an atmosphere- To Subscribe subsumed with quality music – these are only some of the bare essentials for a hedonistic subscribe@royalmag.net lifestyle. If you're more of the gambling type, our Bellagio feature will inspire you to pack your bags and head for the nearest airport. Vibrant Bellagio, where you revel in an Advertising avyas@royalmag.net ambiance of alluring energy as you place your bets on one of the most opulent casino floors in Las Vegas. Website Plus there are gadget, cars, motorcycles, jokes, cartoons, clothes, and so much more to www.royalmag.in help bring pizazz into your life. So sit back and enjoy the issue. As always I welcome your feedback. Please email me personally at rvyas@royalmag.net Printed at Rajhans Enterprises #134, 4th Main Road, Industrial Town Rajajinagar, Bangalore 560044 Ronak Vyas Editor-in-Chief PHOTO CREDITS Cover Page - Nadia Dawn (Photography by Mike Brochu, Make-up & Styling by Teri Groves) Cartoons by Dan Thompson | Spy Museum - Photos copyright by International Spy Museum | Loft Cube - Photos by Steffen Jaenicke Christina Hall - Photos Courtesy of Christina Hall | Banana Republic - Photos copyright by Gap Inc. Party Ride - Photos courtesy of ThePartyRide.com | Acura 2007 RL - Photos Copyright by Acura Press Honda NSF 100 - Photo Copyright by Honda Press | Bellagio - Photos Copyright by MGM Mirage Press BUYING GUIDE Palm Treo 755p - www.palm.com | Philips LCD Monitor - www.india.philips.com | Motorola RAZRWIRE - www.motorola.com Nokia 7900 - www.nokia.co.in | Apple keyboard - www.apple.com | Timex iControl - www.timex.com iPod Family - www.apple.com | Nokia 770 - www.nokia.co.in | Motorokr S9 - www.motorola.com | Microsoft Zune - www.zune.net American Apparel Track Jacket - www.americanapparel.net | Adidas Track Jacket - www.adidas.com Menscience Eye Rescue Formula - www.menscience.com | Menscience Advanced Shave Formula - www.menscience.com Baxter of California - www.baxterofcalifornia.com | Thierry Mugler Ice Men - www.thierrymugler.com CK Be - www.calvinklein.com | Kenneth Cole RSVP - www.kennethcole.com | Acqua di Parma - www.acquadiparma.com Quasicade 3 - www.quasimoto.com | Rugby 08 - www.ea.com | Command & Conquer 3 - www.ea.com | Spider-Man 3 - www.activision.com Call of Duty 3 - www.activision.com | Cricket 07 - www.ea.com | Ramayan 3392 AD - www.virgincomics.com
  • 3. CONTENTS Christina Hall The moment you set eyes on Christina Hall, her angelic face and curvaceous body mesmer- ize you. But wait till you hear her speak, then you really get wooed by the sublimity of her words. “I would rather live my life to the fullest, than con- stantly conduct myself in a certain way to gain approval from others. I have no regrets,” says Christina. And we have no regrets Nadia Dawn featuring her as the A descendant of MySpace Babe of the Guyanese and Indian Month. heritage, Nadia Dawn, oozes Living Hedonism oomph from every pore of her body. She Sex, booze, parties, is the rare case of a beauty with an music, shopping or travel overdose of talent, as she delivers a to the most exotic destinations of the breathtaking performance in whatever world - welcome to the world of a she does – whether it is co-producing hedonist who is fanatic about her own series, hosting red carpet extracting maximum pleasure from events, or starring in movies. every moment. Life is a never-ending quest for yet another level of non- stop action and thrill. Shed your inhibitions, and maybe, your clothes, before you hop on to hedo- nism's exciting roller-coaster.
  • 4. CONTENTS Party Ride Party time! Play your favorite drinking game, gamble, hire a stripper - once you hop onto any luxu- rious, comfortable and stylish bus from The Party Ride, you celebrate whichever way you are inclined to. Island Hopping Nothing is too outrageous inside the Hopping from one island to interiors of these buses. You can another can be as pleasura- dress or undress, have your favorite ble as hopping from one rela- drink, and tell outrageous jokes in tionship to another. All you the company of your best friends. need is an open mind and a group of islands skirted by picturesque beaches popu- 12 - Dowry Deaths lated with beautiful women. 14 - Indian Sex Survey Hot spots like Greece, 18 - Spy Museum Seychelles, Maldives, and 20 - Loftcube Home Bellagio Hawaii attract millions of 32 - Q&A with Dr. Pyar Located on Las Vegas visitors yearly, but which 33 - Banana Republic Boulevard, the plush destination is the best? 38 - Gadgets world of Bellagio sits 42 - 10 Ways to reduce Stress amidst settings of great 44 - The Art of Negotiation natural beauty and material opulence. 47 - Jokes Dance, party, enjoy a show, get a mas- 48 - Fashion sage, gamble till your heart’s content – at 51 - Avoiding Rejection Bellagio each pleasure is refreshingly fun; 63 - Quasicade every experience is subsumed with elec- 64 - Entertainment trifying possibilities. 71 - 2007 Acura RL 74 - Honda NSF 100 82 - Poker 84 - How to gain weight on a Vegetarian Diet
  • 5. LIVING HEDONISM By Sonu Sinha f you believe that personal erated kind it could mean - sex, For a true-blooded hedonist there I pleasure is the greatest value booze, parties, music, shopping or never are any full stops in life. They OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL achievable to man, then you travel to the most exotic destinations are always seeking yet another level are a quintessential hedonist. of the world. To each his own kind of of non-stop action and thrills. A Yet pleasure may mean differ- pleasure! Isn’t that what civilized liv- really long list of pleasures awaits ent things to different people. For ing is all about. People ought to be you as long as you have money to some it could mean a humdrum free to choose their own pleasure and burn. Hey, a hedonistic life style lifestyle that envisages holding a 9 to poison. If I wish to lead a full-fledged isn’t only about sex (well okay, 5 job, cooking your meals, taking care life subsumed of unique experiences maybe it is); you can also find 8 of your investments; for the more lib- and beautiful women, so be it! pleasure in food, a walk down a
  • 6. scenic beach, traveling to off-beat each one of his indulgences has a basically a pool (sometimes connect- places, adventure sports, or doing sexual element to it. ed to Jacuzzis) ending with a bar. ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 just about anything else you feel Hedonists in the nude category For the denizens who visit these like doing. So in a final analysis, tend to hang around exclusive loca- pools, a typical day may entail par- the lifestyles of myriad men and tions where clothing is always ticipation in games such as nude women may be divided into two cat- optional. A typical haunt may be volleyball, wet t-shirt contests, or egories – the prude and the nude. what are called ‘pleasure pools.’ Not find your partner’s “you know what” The prude may seek pleasure in sure what a pleasure pool is? Not to game, among others. activities other than sex. But for worry, you learn something new Talk about food galore. A hedonist the nude hedonist life means sex; everyday. Anyway, a pleasure pool is is absolutely fanatic about his food. 9
  • 7. It doesn’t matter to him if he is at a LIVING HEDONISM sex-crazed island, a beach, pool- side or at a mansion, food has to be available 24 hours a day. If the hedonist carries in him traits of both prude and nude, he will be equally devoted to his food and to sex. And he is quite talented in finding like-minded women to give him company. You can bet your last dollar that the women are striking in their beauty, intelli- gence, charm, and booty wiggling know-how. It is time to confess. All human beings are born with a basic desire to accentuate their own personal pleasure. Only a hypocrite would claim that he doesn’t wish to take a lusty bite from a forbidden fruit. On that penetrating note, here is a list of seven most famous hedonist des- tinations. Some are invitation only while others require your wallet to be as open as your mind. Playboy Mansion Name the hedonist who has lead the most fulfilling life ever? Easy. You don’t even have to think for a moment before you blurt out Hugh Hefner. Media baron, playboy and sophisticated gentleman with the most immaculate sense of style! His mansion is the preferred hang- out of the beauteous Playboy bun- nies. Once you pass through the portals of Playboy Mansion, one thing is for sure - you'll never want to leave. Jamaica In Jamaica it is easy to spot a Hedonism vacationer - he is a guy who could be dancing to the reggae beat, rubbing suntan on the back of a beautiful woman and stealing away to a shaded hammock with a OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL sexy partner. Jamaica is truly the land of fun, populated with women dressed in outfits that reveals more than it conceals. There are nude beaches galore, if that is what you are looking for. Plus, Jamaica is famous for its hedonistic all inclu- 10 sive vacation packages.
  • 8. Bahamas LIVING HEDONISM If you are looking forward to indulging in some good ol’ debauch- ery then Bahamas beckons you as a bright lighthouse in dark seas. Come to Bahamas and have your fill of the regular dose of sinful pleasures that all bachelors covet. Visit these islands and you will see the influence of natives, Great Britain, Seminoles, as well as hints from as far away as Greece, Syria and China. With some of the finest beaches around, you’ll regret the day you have to leave, especially if you stay at Breezes Bahamas in Nassau. Monte Carlo The thing is that we watch too many James Bond films, the spy who prefers to play poker at Monte Carlo in the latest film Casino Royale. The reason why James Bond prefers Monte Carlo is not so difficult to seek. He is single and naturally he likes visiting a spot where seductive women are a dime a dozen and you don’t have to walk far in order to find a trendy nightclub or majestic casi- no. Monte Carlo offers a hedonistic world, where it is not out of ordinary to have one-night stands with beau- tiful women, drink the finest liquors, smoke the best cigars, and rub shoulders with the rich and famous. South Beach, Miami Striking scenic beauty, a vibrant The true allure of these beaches is If you aspire to be a bon vivant, culture, fabulous architecture and the sight of beautiful toned women South Beach has to be your version lively cities with urban glitz - in bikinis (or less, if you’re lucky). of paradise. The place is famous as Thailand has it all. Plus there are Other places you can try are America’s favorite getaway for massage parlors, bars that are open Englishman’s Bay, Tobago West Hollywood’s icons of sexiness. The 24/7, not to mention women who Coast, Trinidad and Tobago, or St. athletically inclined can play volley- are ready to have fun around the Tropez, Cte d’Azur, France. Some ball on the beach a la Tom Cruise in clock. The national attitude is amaz- beaches in St-Tropez have a care- Top Gun, the epicures will find ingly liberal and if you are carrying free clothing-optional attitude, but haven in the nearby bars, and the enough money in your pocket, it is you got to be warned; there is spendthrifts can blow cash on the fairly easy to partake in mind blow- absolutely no correlation between pricey boutiques that ring the ing one-night stands. nudism and beautiful people. ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 beach. Florida beaches are also well Being a hedonist means being a known to be top vacation choices for Eye Candy Beaches man who doesn’t apologize for his college students who are looking to The eye candy beaches are desires. The world offers many blow a little steam after exams. hotspots of hedonism. You know getaways with sand, cocktails, the works - the softness of the and playful ladies in little cloth- Thailand sand, the blast of the sun, the ing. Seek pleasure, avoid pain, Thailand is probably the choicest crashing of the cool ocean waves. that is the true mantra for a hedonistic destination in all of Asia. Sounds great, but let’s be candid: hedonistic lifestyle. 11
  • 9. By Preeti Chowdhry “The priest is asking for you…” fresh dowry demands, to which her was the part of a carefully choreo- Rinki looked up at her father, metic- father had been forced to give in as it graphed drama and she had to play ulously dressed in a gleaming white was made clear to him that unless the expected role or everyone would tuxedo, the wide smile on his face hav- the amount was forked over the mar- be disappointed. She rose slowly to ing the effect of accentuating his wrin- riage could not go ahead. her feet. The heavy bridal finery in kles. To everyone her father would Behind her father, stood her moth- which she was draped made it diffi- have appeared an immensely satisfied er, sad and confused, tears coursing cult for her to walk. Her two cousins person, but Rinki knew him so well, down her cheeks. Rinki thought of had their arms around her as she she could easily peer behind the the high hopes that her parents must was led out of the room. façade of happiness. She knew that have had from this day, when their Rinki did get married that day. She her father was feeling just as sick only child would get married, but went to her new home to find all her inside as she was. Things had gone so because of the avaricious bridegroom doubts over the rapaciousness of her horribly wrong on what should have all their hopes were dashed. husband’s family turning out to be been a day of boundless merriment. Suddenly the realization hit her. Why true. Had she refused to get married “Rinki,” her father whispered, should I marry this man, who doesn’t to a husband for whom she was “There is nothing to fear now. I have seem to care for me at all? nothing more than a blank cheque, it dealt with all the issues; now there is “Rinki, the priest is waiting for would have been so much better for no hindrance to your marriage.” you,” her mother said, her voice her. But she was already married OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL She shivered with annoyance. She sounding like a sob. and it was too late for her to back out knew just what issues he had been She wanted to say that she did not now. In the days and weeks that fol- forced to deal with. The man she was want to marry this man, but was lowed her new husband and her in- supposed to marry today had arrived awed into silence by the crowd in the laws inflicted psychological and few hours ago heading a huge dele- room – relatives, neighbors, friends, physical torture on her for not bring- gation of baratis and hanger-ons. But all were there sitting and standing ing enough dowry to their house. She the marriage ceremony had got around her, silently anticipating her was kept as a prisoner in her room, 12 delayed when the bridegroom made marriage ceremony. She felt as if she and not allowed to meet anyone.
  • 10. She was even denied access to the Such deaths usually happen when the amount of dowry to be paid DOWRY DEATHS phone, so she could not call her par- the bride’s family somehow fails to between the bride and groom’s fam- ents to tell them how she was suffer- arrange a dowry - money and other ily result in the unnecessary hound- ing in her new home. Then one day gifts - that is up to the expectations ing of the bride and in extreme cases her mother-in-law called her to the of the groom’s family. The groom’s even in her murder. So what can we, kitchen. There her husband held her family takes out their frustration on as a nation, do to exorcise the ghost down while her father-in-law poured the newly wed wife, resulting in seri- of dowry from our social system? kerosene on her and set her alight. ous physical abuses, which might Empowerment of women on social, Neighbors saw smoke coming out the even culminate in death. One of the political, and economic arenas is kitchen and came to inquire. They most horrible practices involves certainly the solution. But what are found Rinki in kerosene soaked sari, burning the wife with kerosene. the best ways to accomplish that? trapped in flames and left alone to The process of modernization does Disclosure of facts and solidarity of burn to ashes. But Rinki’s relatives not seem to have dented the practice women from around the globe will pretended as if an accident had of dowry. Many middle class young certainly be a first step. The tradi- taken place in the kitchen. They took men consider accepting dowry at the tional and electronic media can be Rinki to the hospital, but by then she time of their marriage as an easy used for this purpose. had already succumbed to the 90% way for upward mobility. Such peo- Articles and appeals should be burn inflicted on her body. ple have to be made to understand sent to the human rights commis- Rinki’s tragic story is not unique, that it is dishonorable and demean- sion at the United Nations. The con- every year thousands of women get ing to demand dowry. Marriage is servative political hierarchy would sacrificed on the altar of dowry! The supposed to be a holy union of two not budge if it were not for strong worst part is that in many instances official records show the cause of death as accidental injuries resulting in the killers going scot-free. For the groom’s family there are rich rewards – another bride, another dowry. ****** We may venerate our country as Mother India, but when it comes to honoring and protecting the women of this country, we are always found lacking. It is not unusual to find Indians who say, “You have two girl children, you must have done some sins in your past life.” Sons are more welcome than daughters. Under the Hindu law, women do not inherit anything from her family. Sons are supposed to inherit all the assets of souls. The moment we bring money pressures from outside. For that his parents. At time of marriage, into it, the union turns unholy and purpose, we can write letters to sons bring money into the family in such an unholy union will never be world leaders and politicians. A con- the form of dowry that they receive, conducive to happiness at home. It solidated effort must be undertaken whereas the parents of the girl child is a disgusting state of affairs that to let the world know. After all, have to part with a significant part of the price of the Indian groom astro- dowry is not only oppressive for their wealth. nomically increases based on his women, it is dehumanizing for the This tradition of paying hefty qualifications, profession and groom too. Why should an Indian ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 dowry to the groom’s family is the income. Doctors, chartered account- groom be treated on par with com- prime reason behind the low status ants and engineers even prior to mercial goods? Why should the of female children. In Hindi parlance graduation develop the divine right bride be forced to purchase her hus- the tradition is called “Dahej." The to expect a fat dowry. band by way of paying dowry? custom was legally banned in 1961, Clearly legal methods of tackling There are no easy solutions to this but it continues to flourish. Every dowry have failed. Dowry is paid in social conundrum, but we have no year scores of innocent women die almost every marriage in India, and alternative except to keep looking till because of dowry related reasons. in many cases differences between we find one that works. 13
  • 11. nly. ssex ope up. to discus to open ua ted ey tend nd women not habit then th h men a t s are ranteed ns from bo gazine. al gua dg io a n gu ys an ivacy is g revelat t Royal M India their pr nterestin wledge a if i o But re some ightful kn a s Here d by our in followe Courtesy of CurryBear.com and MyBindi.com
  • 12. Ladies First Since most of us have brown or black eyes it's time we started using colored contacts. This isn’t surprising. Most Indian girls lose their virginity around 18-19, which is just about when they start college. All that freedom in the dorm room gives them a lot of time (and people) to experiment. ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 Ladies, are you saying that it is OK for a man to sleep around a bit before he meets you? I guess women want men with some experience. 15
  • 13. INDIAN SEX SURVEY Either this is a joke or a majority of these women polled are married to black men. I highly doubt that most Indian men have a penis 7-8 inches long. If you have a penis that is 7+ inches, Royal salutes you. Every woman loves to be on top and ride her man like a horsey. You want to know why? When a woman is on top, you can access her “A-spot." Yes folks, there is such a thing called an A-spot. The G-spot is what triggers the orgasm, but the A-spot is what makes a woman release her bodily fluids (a.k.a CUM) How do we know? Let's just say we took a sex ed course. OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL Flirting is not cheating? That’s arguable. I’d like to know who is dumb enough to think a one night stand doesn’t count as cheating. Ladies, unless you’re having a one night stand with a celebrity like Salman Khan, it’s cheating. 16
  • 14. Now let’s take a look at how the men answered INDIAN SEX SURVEY Um…bullshit. Ladies, if you believe the answers to this poll question, you might as well become a comedian. Men don’t care about a woman’s sense of humor. Sure we’d like to see women crack a few jokes here and there, but we don’t expect our women to make us giggle like Russell Peters. Most men say things like they want a “sense of humor” so they don’t feel like scumbags for wanting to have sex with you. This one is true. Boys don’t like girls with attitude, especially when they are stuck up snobs who want to be treated like a princess. A guy will label a girl “bitch” even if she accidentally steps on his foot and apologizes. ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 So these two questions have left me wondering what’s wrong. Either the women who answered this same question about their men were lying, or men are lying about their own size. If you go back up, you’ll notice that women were split evenly for 5-7 inches and 7-8 inches (25% each). Now there seems to be more men in the 7-8 inch category. How did this happen? Either those women don’t know how to use a ruler, or the men wanted to give themselves an ego boost. I guess an extra inch never really hurt anybody. I hope you enjoyed this little interesting tidbit. Stay tuned in the next few months for our follow up survey. 17 Will things become more liberated, conservative, or stay the same?
  • 15. Author: Parul Sheth sure to find a new boost out here. When you think of lipstick, you think of a beautiful pair of lips. craft, history, and contemporary role Surely you don’t think of a gun. At of espionage. The museum features the Spy Museum you will find a nifty the largest collection of internation- lipstick gun, which was issued by al espionage artifacts ever placed on the dreaded KGB organization dur- public display. You will behold such ing the heydays of the Cold War. The fascinating items like a 1777 letter gun consisted of a 4.5 mm single n Thunderball, one of the most shot weapon disguised as a tube of I memorable spy flicks ever made, this is how a terse exchange between James Bond and the film’s lipstick, and was meant to be easily hidden in a purse. Fast cars are almost synonymous main villain Largo goes: with James Bond. At the Spy Bond: That looks like a Museum you will find the Aston women's gun. Largo: Do you know a lot about guns, Mr. Bond? Bond: No, but I know a little about women. The character of James Bond fas- cinates us because of his ability with guns, his incredible gadgets, his seductive abilities that women find irresistible, and his remarkable one- liners. We want to be like him, a spy who looks so cool and has so much OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL fun while protecting the world. Now, you can quench your spy mania by taking a visit to the International Spy Museum. Located by George Washington authorizing a in downtown Washington DC, the New York spy network to operate. International Spy Museum is the If you are one of those who think only public museum in the United that a spy is only as good as his 18 States solely dedicated to the trade- gadgets, then your impressions are
  • 16. Then there is a pair of Escape capture secret military radio trans- SPY MUSEUM Boots, which look like ordinary missions. This device was solar pow- boots but they hide a spying secret. ered and the exterior resembled tree These were designed for British bark. A satellite was used to extract pilots during WWII by MI9, an the information contained in the organization that provided escape stump. Quite nifty, isn’t it. and evasion equipment to the The Steineck ABC Watch camera Royal Air Force. The idea is quite is a cleverly disguised subminiature camera that allows an operative to take photographs while pretending to check his watch for time. It uses a circular piece of film with six expo- sures. Martin DB5 that first appeared in In fact, the Spy Museum is full of the 1964 James Bond thriller spying gadgets that will fill you with Goldfinger. The ultimate spy car wonder and awe. Maybe it is true, a came fully loaded with machine spy is only as good as his gadgets. guns, tire slashers, bulletproof But to be a James Bond kind of spy, shield, oil jets, dashboard radar you need to develop his panache, his screen, rotating license plate, and ways with women and much else. ejector seat. The Bond car not only Is it possible that you are intend- captured the public's imagination, it ing to take up espionage as a profes- also inspired intelligence agencies to sional career? The Spy Museum has incorporate similar features into the right answer if you yearn to high security vehicles used in dan- simple - the bootstrap conceals a gerous areas. small penknife that can be used to How about a shoe with a heel cut off the tops of the boots, mak- transmitter? This is another spy- ing them appear like civilian walk- ing tool displayed at the museum. ing shoes. A pilot can easily stand The KGB used this nifty shoe to out because of his distinctive flying boots. The converted shoes were supposed to help him in blending with the civilian population. But it is the Tree Stump Listening Device that bears the true hallmark of the CIA, one of the most tech friendly spy organizations. The device was born from the imagina- tion of certain CIA operatives who develop a spy like persona. One of the exhibits is called School for Spies. This section provides an monitor secret conversations. A introduction to the world of espi- transmitter, microphone, and bat- onage and describes many of the teries were embedded in the heel of skills and tools essential to the ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 a target’s shoe. A maid or a valet trade. It explores the different moti- was usually used to lay out the vations by which people become a rigged shoes for the target and pull part of the espionage world, how a white pin from the heel to acti- spies are recruited and trained, and vate the transmitter. Voila! The how they operate. For more details target becomes a walking radio decided to disguise a listening device about the International Spy station, transmitting all conversa- as a tree stump and place it in the Museum you can visit their website tions to a nearby monitoring post. woods near a Soviet military base to at www.spymuseum.org 19
  • 17. LOFTCUBE HOME It could be symptomatic of a high- helicopter can fly – mountaintops, flier's techno chic element, but cer- far-flung islands, any remote place. tainly there is something very alluring Lightweight and easy to install, the about having your dream house Loftcubes are made out of high-end transported by helicopter to the des- materials and their structure com- tination of your choice. A Loftcube bines organic forms with precise OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL home is light enough to be picked straight lines. The architecture, con- up by a helicopter, yet it packs all juring visions from the realm of sci-fi, is the amenities that make modern life futuristic enough to meet every fig- possible. You can have your ment of luxury and convenience Loftcube transported to the top of a that you can possibly yearn for. skyscraper and turn it into a sort of These portable houses come in dif- luxurious penthouse; in fact, you can ferent shapes, sizes and models; you 20 have it transported to wherever a can pick up the one whose architec- Photos by Steffen Jaenicke
  • 18. ture and interior design suits your needs. Myriad design options create the ambiance of a home or office of your choice, while leaving enough space for air and light. A usual Loftcube would have a modular system bathroom outfitted with a wash panel, shower panel and a fully equipped WC panel. A spacious kitchen, a comfortable bedroom, and a luxurious lounge area come as standard features. You can relax or sleep on the space optimized lounge bed or enjoy the media-tray sofa while conferencing with a guest. Much of the living space is designed in such a way that it can serve multiple purposes. For example the kitchen is meant not only for cooking, it can also serve as an extension to your living room. It has a nifty wine bar and its glacier- white Corian work surface is a good ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 place to mix drinks. All technical features like lighting, electricity or water tubes are pre-con- figured inside the Corian panels. To learn more about a Loftcube Home, visit their site www.loftcube.net Price of a typical Loftcube home: $74,000 21
  • 19. 22 OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL Christina Hall
  • 20. he moment you set eyes on Christina Hall, her angelic face and curvaceous body mesmerize you. Based in T Nevada, this 25 year old embraces the mantra of enjoying life to the max. You may call her a typical happy go lucky girl. On her MySpace page she declares her motto as, “I would rather live my life to the fullest, than constantly conduct myself in a certain way to gain approval from others, I have no regrets.” These days she is mak- ing waves in the modeling circuit. Her natural sense of style and eye-candy figure make her most suitable for model- ing swimsuits and lingerie. She happens to be a real movie and music buff, yet she remains ambivalent about taking up acting as a career. Someday, if she decides to pick up the acting gauntlet, she could pose the ladies in Hollywood some real competition. Bust - 34C Waist - 24 Hips - 32 Birthplace - Reno, Nevada Birth date - 5/16/82 Height - 5'8" Weight - 115
  • 21. Whom do you admire? For me, this is an easy question because I have always admired my mother! She is a strong, intelligent and inspirational woman. She has always been there for me, and has helped me in many ways. I don't think I would be here as successful as I am today if it wasn't for her. What do you like to do in your spare time? If I ever get any spare time away from traveling, you can always find me outdoors. I love the nature and always like to take my two dogs on a walk or I will take them to the park. I love wakeboarding, fishing, hiking, jet skiing, golfing and of course shopping! OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL 24
  • 22. Tell us two things that our readers would be surprised to know? Well I never like surprises myself, so I am not sure if I can tell you two sur- prises about me, but what I can say is that believe it or not I am a dare devil! I am game for most dangerous kinds of activity... Another thing about me is that I am an absolute freak about cleanli- ness! I hate to have my house dirty even if I haven't been home in a week! I can't help it, I have to have my things cleaned and organized. Any desire to move from model- ing to acting? Right now I am pretty happy com- pleting my modeling assignments. But if an opportunity to act in a good film came my way then I would surely grasp that opportunity with open hands. I haven't pursued acting because I am comfortable where I am right now, but I will admit that I haven't forgotten about it. www.myspace.com/christinahall7
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  • 25. In a recent sex survey women said their favorite position was being on top. What's your favorite? Well your survey is correct! I do like the top position because I guess it proves that I am in control. But I do like to try new things! What do you look for in a man? What do I look for in a man hmmmm.....Well I have to say that I am a picky person when it comes to this question because it always takes a while to truly get to know someone..... I like men who are dif- ferent; a man who likes to have a great time, a person who has a great personality, but who isn't too arrogant. Basically, I like men who are true to themselves and who don't act like they have to prove something to the world! What's the weirdest pick-up line someone has used on you? Boy I have heard many...... I am not sure if there has been a weird one in particular. But I have heard some that are way too freaky! It makes those guys look creepy!
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  • 27. Name a time when a guy was suc- cessful in getting a date with you? I like people who don't play games, but who also don't mind a chase. I like that part of dating and to be honest it is fun on both par- ties. If a man is very presentable and shows me that they are just looking for a great time and not someone they are looking to marry, and I am attracted to them, they will possibly get a date. I am pretty choosy though! What's your hottest feature? I have to say that I get the most compliments on my eyes and legs as being my hottest feature. My ethnic background gives me a unique look, so I find that people like my eyes. I go to the gym very regularly so I am always looking to tone my legs! www.myspace.com/christinahall7
  • 28. & Q A Dr. Pyar with Your love questions answered by our very own relationship expert Dr. Pyar I'm madly in love with my col- you can buy to track every keystroke Dear Phobic, lege classmate. I think I am he makes on the computer. You'll be What is your problem even if they obsessed with her. Even when able to view his emails, the sites he are! However to answer your ques- the college classes are going, I visits, and even IM conversations. tion - two men holding hands (in keep looking at her secretly. any part of the world, and not just But I am unable to muster the Recently, my girlfriend said India), does not mean that they courage to ask her to go out on she doesn't like it when I use a are gay. But then don't be sur- a date with me. How do I make condom. She said she will take prised if they are. You would be her love me? birth control pills but I don't better off minding your business. -Arun, Delhi trust them. What is the best Let others care about their own Dear Obsessed, form of contraception? sex lives. You can't make someone love you. It -Ashwin, Bangalore is as simple as that. If you've failed to Dear Bareback, Maybe I'm watching too much get her attention already it's probably To be 100% safe you have to abstain porn but I really like it when a because you're not attractive to her or from sex. That isn't likely so here girl shaves down there. It feels you're not giving her the right signals. are some tips. If you don't want to so much better than a big Instead of focusing on yourself and have kids then it best to have a bush. How can I get my new your needs focus on her. What turns vasectomy done. Birth control pills girlfriend to shave it all off or her on? What type of guy does she work around 97% of the time but it at least trim it? like? Since you're already a part of her is much easier to implement. You -Raj, Bangalore class, you can start by befriending all should also keep in mind that these Dear Mr. Clean, her college chums and through them methods are only to prevent preg- The answer to your problem is quite get some inside info on her. nancy; they do not work to prevent simple. Make sure she sleeps nude sexually transmitted diseases. We at night and when she's in deep I think my husband is cheating highly recommend using condoms sleep get some shaving cream and a on me. We don't have sex as even if your girlfriend doesn't like it. razor. Just kidding. All you have to often as we used to. He's trav- You might try going in for branded, do is ask her. If she really loves you, eling more and more for "work" non-lubricated, ultra-thin condoms, she will be more than willing to do and worst of all if he is online which provide great sensation. things to please you. As for the porn, and I come in the room he don't worry about it. We like the tends to shut down the brows- I'm not from India so I was clean look too. er abruptly. How can I find out shocked when I saw so many if he is cheating on me? men hold hands with each My best friend's girlfriend -Anjali, Mumbai other in public. Men don’t has been flirting with me. At OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL Dear Panicky, behave this way even in an first I ignored her but now If you think your husband is cheat- open country like US. At first, it's getting too much. If I tell ing on you then he probably is. In I thought they were gay but my best friend then I know these cases it is best to go with your my Indian colleague said they he'll deny it or take her side. gut instinct. For concrete evidence were just friends. Is there a big Will I go to hell if I make a you can hire a private investigator to gay population here? What are move on her? follow him. If you think he has an views of gays in India? -Anonymous 32 online lover then there is software -Tom, California Yes you will.
  • 29. he “republic” in the brand’s FEATURED DESIGNER BANANA REPUBLIC T name is definitely not super- fluous. Banana Republic prides itself in making fashion more approachable by delivering luxury items at affordable prices. The adventure of creative fashion is open to all. Wear it, flaunt it, and show- case the best facet of your personal- ity with Banana Republic’s most alluring collections of accessories, shoes, personal care products and avant-garde apparel. Stand out from the crowd in an ingeniously crafted wool herring- bone two-button blazer. The suede jacket & relaxed herringbone chino conjures an absolutely regal bear- ing, immaculate and sophisticated. You can have a Corduroy blazer with panache as its leitmotif, or revel in an equally sexy black velvet two- button blazer. Hats, dress shirts and ties, wool pants, and finely chiseled boots, the impressionable design of each creation is meant to break bar- riers and set new trends. While wooing your girlfriend, there is nothing like picking up an enchanting gift from Banana Republic’s 'Going Out' category. The Sleeveless jersey cowl-neck top is especially meant to bring out the best in the female form and so is the Pleated wrap top. The Tie-neck dress is meant to make heads turn. If you have fetish for high-heeled pumps, you can pick up the gorgeous Claudine snake embossed platform pump. The Jenna platform sandal is an absolute class by itself. In its latest fall collection, Banana Republic introduces a pant collec- tion reminiscent of the classic 60’s style with a decidedly modern spin. Six iconic leg trends debut in a vari- ety of innovative fabrics featuring stretch properties that flatter every figure. Immaculate tailoring is defi- nitely the key - with elevated details that include horn and fabric covered buttons. To make an impression, whether at work or at a club, Banana Republic is the way to go.
  • 33. GADGETS Nokia 7900 Prism In designing the 7900 Prism mobile, Nokia seems to have thought of everything. Its 14 mm thick body comes packed with Bluetooth and 3G connectivity, a 2-megapixel cam- era with flash, an integrated FM radio, email support, integrated audio and video players, and 1GB of internal memory. A very capable dis- play flaunting up to 16 million col- ors in 320 x 240 resolution only adds to your viewing pleasure. Opposite its sleek, liquorice-black front, there lies an aluminum back cover, which is coin-stamped and laser-etched in Nokia Prism’s signa- ture diamond-cut design. Save your rupees now because when this phone becomes available in India it won't be cheap. Price - TBA Palm Treo 755p The Palm Treo 755p comes with wireless email and a built-in web browser – geared to get you connected at scorching web speed. Its slimmer form factor packs a really large high-resolution color touch screen, a full QWERTY keyboard, an innovative touch screen dial pad, and a built in organizer. Work on important files with built-in support for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF docu- ments. Plus there is a versatile 1.3-megapixel camera, a dual band radio and a great MP3 player. Price - $469 Motorola RAZRWIRE When Motorola Bluetooth wireless headset gets fused with stylish Oakley sunglasses then it becomes a case of ultimate collabo- ration between high-fashion and break- through-technology. You can experience hands-free, cable free connectivity to a OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL Bluetooth enabled mobile even as you are making a great fashion statement with your Oakley sunglasses. Clearly one of the most stylish Bluetooth devices in the mar- ket today, the RAZRWIRE is all about enjoying your conversations and music while navigating life’s adventures. 38 Price - $225
  • 34. 19" Philips LCD Monitor Empowered for vibrant, exciting display, the Windows Vista ready Philips LCD Monitors are designed to enhance your productivity by helping you control your computing needs at home and at office. With innovative cutting edge design combined with LightFrame Digital Reality the monitor’s response time is quick enough to handle fast moving pictures. A system of optimized contrast takes care of visual clarity. You get an USB port for convenient peripheral connections and an embedded power supply eliminates the need for external power adapters. ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 39
  • 35. GADGETS Apple Aluminum Keyboard Available in wired and wireless versions, the new aluminum keyboard from Apple looks absolutely elegant in its anodized aluminum enclosure. It features low pro- file keys, with dedicated function keys lined up in a stunningly slim design. The wired version comes with the added advantage of a numeric keypad, while the wireless version relies on Bluetooth instead of radio frequency. But the most innovative feature in this keyboard is its two USB 2.0 ports that can provide high- speed connectivity for your iPod, mouse, and other USB-based devices. Price - $49 Wired; $79 Wireless Nokia 770 If you prize web accessibility, but want to avoid the weight and the bulk of a full-blown laptop, Nokia 770 is the right answer to your prayers. The gizmo is attractive, easy to use, and is great at detecting Wi-Fi hot spots. It boasts a gorgeous, high-resolution screen that makes stunning web pages. It has a full-featured browser and an e-mail client, plus it supports Internet radio and RSS news-feeds. Go ahead stream your files, tune in to Internet radio, News Reader, or play your favorite videos and music. Nokia 770 is more than a gizmo, it's a statement. Price - $129 Motorokr S9 For music aficionados leading a particularly hectic lifestyle, the Motorokr S9 is an absolute must. It inte- grates mobile music with calls in a seamlessly effort- less manner. Touch sensitive controls make it particu- larly easy to use. A behind the head wearing style is by itself a great fashion statement and it also helps in pro- viding a comfortable and stable fit. The S9 is water and sweat resistant and it enables you to enjoy 6 hours music listening, 7 hours talk or 6 days standby time from just a single charge. Price - $129.99 OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL 40
  • 36. Timex iControl Watch No more fumbling for iPod buttons in mid-stride; with Timex iControl you can wirelessly operate your iPod. The sleek, lightweight, water- resistant watch also boasts of features like - 50-lap memory recall chronograph, multi-mode countdown timer, 2 interval timers for speed and endurance training, and its training log stores current workout with date, best lap and average lap. It is available in enchanting color combinations of gray and black, as well as white, pink, blue, orange and green. Price: $125 Microsoft Zune If true love is all about music, then Zune makes falling in love remarkably easy. Available in eye catching brown, black, white and pink, Zune offers for you a world of entertainment - you can wirelessly share selected full-length sample tracks, playlists, pictures or homegrown tracks. Store up to 7,500 songs, 25,000 pictures or 100 hours of video. Zune Marketplace buzzes with new creative ideas; buy new music and show off your favorite pictures and videos on a big, bright screen. An added bonus is Zune’s built in FM tuner. Time to unleash your inner DJ! Price - $249.99 The iPod Family How much digital treasure can a pocket sized device hold? With an iPod, you can carry along a virtual cornucopia of entertainment. An 80 GB iPod can hold up to up to 20,000 songs, up to 25,000 photos, and up to 100 hours of video. Incredible! That much in one handheld device. Perhaps you could browse on the iTunes music shop, download the flicks you want and sync them with your iPod. Nothing beats the pleasure of watching a latest Hollywood release on your iPod’s nifty screen. For room-filling sound, you only have to connect your iPod to its Hi-Fi. With music on your fingertips, you can groove all day. Hold your breath, the iPod just got thinner. Called the iPod Nano, it comes in five stylish colors and has a brighter display. With memory space ranging from 2 GB to ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 8 GB, depending on the model, you still have the capacity to store about 2000 songs. The Nano is all set to handle the rough and tumble of your journeys, its durable anodized aluminum body, is meant to take a lot in its stride and still work flawlessly. And if you are looking for a really petite music companion, then go in for an iPod Shuffle. Its 1.62-inch long body packs 1GB memory, enough to let you play up to 240 songs on your sleeve. 41 Price - $79.99 to $599.99
  • 37. By Nadyia Jawahir OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL veryone experiences stress in ing pace with the treadmill of life is Recognize your stressors: E his or her lives. Whether it is last minute cramming for exams, running late for that impor- difficult, if not impossible. Stress induced from a fast paced life is capable of bringing out the good, the What puts you on edge? Being late, having to multi-task, dis- agreements, the weather, traffic tant business meeting, arguing with bad, and the ugly in individuals. If you jams, etc! If you can identify your the girlfriend, or even getting haven’t yet developed a mechanism to stressors then it will be easy for plagued with an impossible yearning tackle stress, then it is time you did. you to devise strategies to deal 42 for 25 hours in a single day – keep- Here are 10 Steps to Reduce Stress: with them.
  • 38. Schedule your day: The number through your nose counting to five lem with a fresh mind. Five minutes 10 WAYS TO REDUCE STRESS one cause of stress is a lack of time. in your head, and exhale through won’t kill you. Sometimes all our Make sure you have plenty of time to your mouth counting to seven. brain needs is a refresher so don’t get to where you need to go. A prob- Repeat several times. Try it now! be afraid to take a breather. Hell, go lem most of us face is that we try to You’ll feel a difference immediately. on vacation if need be. do too much, in too little time. We tend to over book ourselves, run Yoga and Meditation: Meditation Laugh: Turn that frown into a late, and panic. There is no harm in and Yoga are excellent stress smile. Laughter takes the focus postponing things that can be done busters. You should avoid falling away from the negative emotions in tomorrow. You don’t have to finish under the impression that activities life. Our response to stressful events everything today itself. The idea is to like yoga and meditation are for can be improved if we view some- manage your time efficiently. women only! Macho icons such as thing as a challenge rather than a Shah Rukh Khan and George threat. Laughing helps guide the Prioritize: By prioritizing you can Clooney are avid practitioners of positive perspective, and also releas- avoid forgetting about important Yoga and meditation. Enroll in a es some of the "happy" chemicals in responsibilities or errands you may have. Be sure to complete your most important tasks at your earliest con- venience. Do not procrastinate about finishing the urgent work. Instead, save the less urgent tasks for a later time, and focus more quality time on the important tasks. Move It: Get up and exercise! Exercise relaxes tense muscles and helps you sleep better. Repeating the same motions for a period of time can have a very relaxing effect. This includes exercises like swim- ming, walking, running and cycling. Plus, exercise never hurts your appearance. Zzzzz: Research shows that the average adult needs approximately 8.1 hours of sleep every night. How do you compare? To sleep better, avoid stressful activity for at least an hour before bed, avoid late night meals and drinks (we know what class, it will come as a welcome our body. Smiles and laughter are indigestion and having to go to the break and if you get lucky you might contagious also, so if you are laugh- bathroom does to our sleep), and even bump into a female who is ing, and those around you are hold off on the evening cup of coffee. deeply into yoga and meditation! laughing, then your environment is Instead, listen to some calming music automatically more relaxed. or read a book before hitting the Take A Break: Allow yourself a sack. No better way to start a busy break once in a while. Avoid work- Sex: The ultimate stress buster day than with a good night’s rest. ing through lunch and pushing is having healthy sex with some- ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 yourself to the limit. Working con- one you love. When you reach Breathe: Deep breathing is a sim- tinuously without ease is detrimen- orgasm you release endorphins ple stress reliever that has various tal to the mind, and ends up mak- that help create a sense of well- benefits for your body, including ing it more difficult to function. being. Endorphins are nature’s relaxing muscles, oxygenating the Focusing on a problem for hours own painkillers. So the next time blood and calming your mind. All makes your mind dull and raises your lover says she's not in the you have to do is sit or stand in a your stress level. It is better to take mood be sure to tell her all the relaxed position, inhale slowly a short break and tackle the prob- scientific advantages. 43
  • 39. the art of negotiation Author: Sanjay Verma e it a straightforward discus- unseen force that will make the party; it only means that you have to B sion with your boss for a pay hike, buying a house, car, boat or smaller purchases, a love wheel stop at your winning number. A hastily spoken statement, or an ill conceived move on the roulette of safeguard your own interests. When you are in love with a woman, you naturally want her to affair, a separation, a divorce or an life, is all it takes for you to get love you back in equal measure. A OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL international struggle to reach a cheated of the advantages that could good way to achieve that is by peace agreement, there’s much that have been yours for the taking. But learning about her needs and aspi- can go wrong if you don’t play your if you are an able negotiator there is rations and trying to balance them cards precisely. In your dealings so much that can go right - or at with your own ambitions. In other with other individuals, every move least go better for you and for every- words, you negotiate a healthy rela- you make counts. If the circle of life one else dependent on you. tionship with your girlfriend or can be compared to a game of Negotiation does not mean that you wife. The thing to keep in mind is 44 roulette, then negotiation can be the should conspire to trick the other that you must not attempt to nego-
  • 40. tiate anything until you are best to decipher what the other fel- THE ART OF NEGOTIATION absolutely clear about the needs of low wants and then make an offer the other party. Always that he can’t refuse. If you are looking for a pay raise in your existing job, the best way to play the 2. Don’t be disdainful of monetary achieve this is by understanding the needs of your company and then negotiating a good settlement for reluctant concerns Some people make the mistake of being too shy about talking about yourself. While buying a car, you look for the best possible bargain, and the lover, money. Why should they? After all it is money that makes the world go round, dealer looks for the highest possible buyer or seller. and puts food into our stomachs. It is price that he can extract from you. never vulgar to try to maximize ones What do both of you do? You negoti- monetary benefits; it is the most pru- ate to find a middle ground. 1. Develop the mindset of a gambler dent thing you can do. After all, what To a large extent, our social life is An old poker saying goes like this: can be more sensible than trying to built around such negotiations, You got to know when to hold’em. secure one’s financial standing. some major, and some minor, but in Know when to fold’em. every negotiation that we undertake, 3. Don’t open all your cards on it is up to us to make efforts to Although negotiating and gam- the table derive maximum benefits. So many bling are by no means synonymous, Any poker player, who let other play- factors compete to undermine an some principles hold true for both. ers at the table see the cards he optimal settlement: the emotions of As in poker, the best way to succeed held, would definitely lose. And he both participants; the potential for in negotiation is to know when to deserves to lose. The same holds misunderstanding what could be carry on and when to walk away. true for negotiation. You should gained (or lost); differing interpreta- The stakes are always high. If you avoid opening up completely to any- tions of what constitutes fair play. negotiate too hard, you run the dan- one. The more information someone You can negotiate the best terms ger of letting the deal slip through possesses about you, the more con- only when you are clear about the your fingers. And if you act timid trol he or she has over you. If you end that you wish to achieve. then you might end up paying more can keep everyone in suspense Here are some tips for improving than what you should have. Always about your ultimate aim, it will be so your negotiating skills: keep your options open, try your much easier for you to get ahead. ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 45
  • 41. THE ART OF NEGOTIATION 4. Don’t get emotionally involved This is one big mistake that amateur negotiators tend to make. They become obvious about their emotion- al attachment to winning. They shout, threaten and demand to get their way. Such behavior makes them sound juvenile and it is count- er-productive. By resorting to shout- ing or threatening, you run the risk of sending the signal that, “I am not in control because I am a weak-hearted individual.” Your opponents will pounce at the chance to take advan- tage of your perceived weakness. You should never lose your cool. Even if you think that someone is out to cheat you of your rightful dues, you should act nonchalant and wait for the right moment to strike back. 5. Never be the first person to name a figure desperately rarely manages to get negotiate a better deal for yourself In any negotiating game by naming a her. In order to make an impression on your own, then there is no person or a figure you tie yourself on a girl, you have to develop an harm in roping in an authority fig- down. That reduces your negotiating aura of enigmatic aloofness. The ure. It hardly matters if the ability. When your opponents know idea works in every aspect of your authority figure does exist in reali- that this is the ultimate benefit that life where negotiating skills might be ty or not. For example, when you you are willing to accept, they might required. Just giving the impression are buying a car, and the car start devising strategies to hammer that you’re disinterested to the salesman is acting too aggressive, you down further. In fact, the more extent of willing to walk away can do you can drop in a line, “I will get confusion you can sow in the minds wonders for getting a better deal. back to you after consulting a of your opponents, the easier it will Always play the reluctant lover, friend who knows more about be for you to out-negotiate them. buyer or seller. cars.” No such friend may exist, When they have no idea what the but you succeed in sowing seeds of final outcome that you desire is, they 8. Never sign a contract without confusion in the mind of the sales- will be less capable of devising the reading the document man. He has no idea what kind of right strategies for thwarting you. When someone sends you a contract person your friend is. Suddenly he to sign, if there’s something on it is confused about the right sales 6. Ask for more than you that you don’t like, go ahead and pitch that might work for your expect to get cross it out. The idea is that you friend and for you as well. He will Like an able negotiator, wait patient- should never get pressurized into do his best to stop you from seek- ly for the other party to offer its best signing a contract that you don’t ing advise from this imaginary terms. Once you have their figure, like. If you start signing on the dot- friend, and the only way he can do even if it’s much better than what ted line blindly, people will take you it is by offering you a better deal. you expected, say something like, “I for granted. Your value gets dimin- think you’ll have to do better than ished. Understand your own impor- The practice of negotiation is OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL that." Don’t be arrogant or aggres- tance and commit yourself only to a an integral part of our daily sive. Just say it calmly. It is neces- deal that you think is worthy lives; you can take it for grant- sary that you make it appear as if enough for you. ed only at your peril. But you you really expected them to offer can’t develop good negotiating much better terms than they have. 9. For support, rope in an skills without making serious authority figure efforts to do so. It is an art, and 7. Don’t act too interested If a situation arises where you as with all forms of art, practice 46 A man who pursues a girl most think that you might not be able to makes perfect.
  • 42. breasts and crotch. Johnny Walker when Banta Singh noticed a gorgeous blonde sitting by Naturally, the woman jumps up, turns herself in a corner. As he was getting around and slaps the hell out of him. up to talk to her the bartender says, "Hey don't worry about her, She is a Being a well experienced drinker, he lesbian!" smoothly apologized, explaining, "I'm sorry. I thought you were my wife. Banta Singh replies, "Lesbian or no You look exactly like her." lesbian, I get all of them,” and he stylishly walks over to her table. "Why you drunken, worthless, insuf- Then talking in a very sexy voice he ferable idiot!" she screamed. "I am says, "Where exactly in Lesbia are your wife!" you from?" A little boy asked his father, "Daddy, A man comes home from a tough how much does it cost to get mar- day of work looking to unwind. After ried?" And the father replied, "I don't a relaxing dinner with his wife, they know son, I'm still paying. By Funtoosh retired to their separate beds. However the man was not yet ready What's the definition of the bravest to sleep. He called over to his wife, man in the world? A couple returned from their honey- "My little boopey-boo, I'm lonely." moon and it was obvious to every- The man who comes home drunk, one that they were not talking to covered in lipstick and smelling of So the woman gets out of bed and each other. The man's best friend perfume, then slaps his wife on the crosses the room to the husband. On takes him aside and asks what's ass and says, "You're next, fatty." the way she trips on the carpet and wrong. falls on her face. The husband with a concerned look on his face says, "Well," replied the man "When we "Oh, did my little honey-woney fall on had finished making love on the first A Sardarni competed with a French her little nosey-wosey? Come here night, as I got up to go to the bath- woman and an English woman in the and let me kiss it better." room, I put a $50 bill on the pillow Breast Stroke division of an English without thinking." Channel swim competition. The woman gets up and enters the husband's bed. The two have pas- "Oh, you shouldn't worry about that The French woman came in first, the sionate sex and afterwards the too much," said his friend. "I'm sure English woman second. woman rolls out. As she is returning to your wife will get over it soon enough her bed, she once again catches - she can't expect you to have been The Sardarni finally reached shore her foot on the carpet and falls flat saving yourself all these years!" completely exhausted. After being on her face. revived with blankets and coffee, The groom nodded gently and said, she remarked, "I don't want to com- The man looks over his shoulder at his "I don't know if I can get over this plain, but I think those other two girls wife lying on the floor and says, though: She gave me $20 change!'' used their arms." "Clumsy bitch." Ever wonder why ABCDEF are used ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 A guy is sitting in a bar getting more They call our language the mother to define bra sizes? and more drunk when he spots a tongue because the father seldom gorgeous woman sitting at the other gets to speak. A - Almost Boobs end by herself. B - Barely there C - Can Do The drunk makes his move. He quiet- D - Damn good ly slips behind her and suddenly Santa Singh and Banta Singh are sit- E - Enormous reaches around and gropes her ting in a bar sipping Black Label F - Fake 47
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  • 46. RE JE C TI O N Most men don’t know the first thing about how to take things to a “physical” level with a woman. Here’s why: Courtesy of SeductionTutor.com et’s say you’ve been out on a We’ve All Been There 2.You are afraid of rejection. L date with a woman, and you’re now back at your place, hav- ing an enjoyable conversation. You If you pause and think about it, you will discover the reason why you run into difficulties while trying to han- 3.You don’t know what SHE’S think- ing, so you hesitate. I honestly believe that most men look over at her. She looks back at you. You want to kiss her. She knows that you want to kiss her. You know that she is the one with all the power. If you try to kiss her, and she pulls away, she might reject you forever. If you don’t try to kiss her, maybe it will happen later, or maybe she’ll even kiss you… The risk of being rejected forever is so powerful and creates such fear that you decide to just “walk away” from the situation and hope some- thing happens later. Or, let’s say that you’ve been out with a woman a few times, and you have just kissed her for the first time. You know that she’s enjoying it. She knows that you want her. You’d really like to do more, but you’re ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 afraid that if you try, you’ll be seen as “moving too fast”, or even worse…a “pushy pervert”. You hate the idea of being rejected after you’ve invested all that time and come so far, so you decide to dle such situations. cause their own problems and stop and hope that maybe things 1.You don’t understand exactly resistance when it comes to “getting will “heat up” later. what turns women on. physical” with a woman. Yes, you 51
  • 47. woman at your place, and you start AVOIDING REJECTION holding her hand. After a few min- utes, take your hand back and stop. Lean back. Keep talking. A few minutes later, reach over and take her hand again… and keep talking. Then, lean over and kiss her. After you’ve kissed her, stop. Lean back again. Keep talking. A few minutes later, reach over and kiss her again. This time, kiss her for a little longer. Kiss her a little deeper. Then stop. Lean back. Smile. When you use this tech- nique, you will be absolutely stunned at the results. First of all, it completely changes the situation. Instead of a woman resisting you, she’ll be much more likely to try to get you to do more. read that right… Men are the ones reported refusing sexual intercourse She’ll very likely be confused. She’ll who cause the problems. when they actually wanted it. They be thinking to herself, “What’s going It’s not the woman! call this “The token no." on here? Most guys try to push It’s the fact that you don’t under- So, what’s going on here? themselves on me, or they don’t do stand the situation, what’s really Hold on… one more thing before I anything at all. This guy seems like going on, and how to proceed. discuss this, I want to point out that he’s so in control of himself and I this doesn’t mean that a woman keep getting more turned on. Maybe What Women Want… wants a man to force himself on her. I should tell him that we’re not going But Will Never Tell You Never force a woman to do anything! to sleep together tonight. But this is Here’s a little secret that most Here’s what’s going on… Women so great…” women will never share with you… enjoy anticipation. Anticipation leads And the best part of this tech- She knows what’s on your mind. to sexual arousal. Write that nique is that it’s what women want Women can tell what you’re think- down…on your forehead. You need you to do! ing! If you want to kiss her, but to remember that women like the Of course, they’d never tell you you’re nervous about it, she knows. idea of wanting and expecting what’s this. And even if a woman could If you’re kissing her and want to do going to happen. explain it, she wouldn’t want to tell more… she knows. And here’s the The reason why a lot of women say you. Women want men who already kicker: If you’re afraid of her reject- that they don’t want to sleep with men get it. ing you, she knows. Really. even when they do is because the I want to mention a couple of more Women are approximately ten man doesn’t get it. Men act like they important things. times as good at men when it comes would enjoy it if a woman just took off First, if you want to even get to the to reading and interpreting subtle her clothes and said, “Let’s do it.” point where it’s time to hold a body language, and they know what Women act like they want a man woman’s hand, kiss her, and get we’re thinking. Let me correct to chase them around all night… even more physical, then you must myself… slightly. They know what and then maybe do it. Maybe. So if understand how attraction works, most men are thinking. If you you want her to feel more turned on, and how to make women feel that understand the dynamics of how and to get less “resistance”, then use powerful emotion. If you don’t, then and why women become sexually anticipation. knowing all the fancy techniques in OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL aroused, then everything changes. I have a technique that I teach the world won’t help you. It’s also Now, let’s talk a little bit about the that’s called “Two steps forward, one very useful to understand what to topics of resistance and rejection. step back." This is a way to increase do after you’ve kissed a woman… Here’s an interesting thought: a woman's sexual arousal and the details of how to do other, more In their book Sexual Interactions: amplify the attraction that’s already intimate things. Basic Understandings, Albert and present in the situation. Where can you learn this stuff? Elizabeth Allgeier mention that in Here’s how it works: Check out www.seductiontutor.com 52 one study almost 40% of women Let’s say that you’re talking to a and unleash your inner Casanova.
  • 48. Nadia Dawn A new dawn has broken in the Hollywood firmament and she goes by the name of Nadia Dawn. A descendant of Guyanese and Indian heritage, she oozes oomph from every pore of her body. A slow and steady rise is surely not her sort of thing; hot and talented Nadia is a classic fast mover. She believes in delivering a breathtaking performance in whatever she does – whether it is co-producing her own series, hosting red carpet events, or starring in movies. These days she is the most talked about face of Bud Ice's poster model for Anheuser-Busch. In addition she co-wrote, co-produced and hosted the popular reality show Super Model Showdown. The premise of this thirteen part series, filmed in the Costa Rican jun- gle, is America's Next Top Model meets Survivor. She is set to host the fashion segment of the Emma Awards (www.emma.tv) on BBC World, where Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, and Bill Clinton are just a few of the special guests. OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL 54 Photography by Mike Brochu [www.myspace.com/bolerostudio ] Make-up and styling by Teri Groves [mkupmgk@aol.com ]
  • 49. Name: Nadia Dawn Bust: 34 C Waist: 26 Hips: 36 Birthplace: Toronto, Canada Birth date: October 19, 1980 Height: 5'5" Weight: 115
  • 50. Nadia Dawn When did you make your first foray into the modeling energy. In the past, some of my ex boyfriends tried to con- world? trol me, now I am done with those kind of guys and look for- I started young, in 1999 when I was only 18. ward to meeting Mr. Right? Are you out there? Hello!! You're into so many things from modeling to hosting How are you handling the attention? TV shows to co-producing your own series, to acting in The attention you get makes you kind of weary. I wonder if films, how do you juggle it all? people like me for who I am or if they are just trying to use I'm ambitious and I need different challenges to keep me me. I don't want to tell people what I have going on because going. I yearn to be successful and happy. You can say that 1) they will get jealous and give me the evil eye! (lol), 2) they I am greedy for success. That's just the way I am. I don't will think I'm lying, or 3) they will think I'm bragging. One think I would ever be able to deal with the monotony of a bad thing about the beginning of success is that it becomes regular 9 to 5 job. My philosophy is that we control our des- harder to make friends you can trust. I'm at the point tiny and every day we're writing new pages of our own book. where people try to use my name for their own gain. They make fake websites or profiles online and use my name. Coming from a small town in Canada, has your fami- However, getting attention just for the sake of it should not ly reacted positively to your sexy image and the atten- be your goal. The main thing for any individual is that you tion that you get? should be passionate about your work. The most impor- My dad was born in New Delhi. My mom is Guyanese and tant thing is to follow your heart. People who do that are they met in England, finally they settled down in Canada, usually the ones that end up being famous. where I was born. Initially my dad wasn't happy with my career choice, being from India and seeing your daughter Have you ever been struck by anxiety regarding your in a swimsuit isn't cool! But it is to their credit that they career or anything else in your life? never tried to impose their own views on me. These days I too, just like anyone else gets anxiety, fear, and depression. my father even uses my posters to show off to other girls. My friend Patti Penn has been a great help to me. She helped He is really proud of me now. me overcome these issues with Reki and EFT (http://www.pause.me.uk). She showed me ways of tapping Was it tough to get started? energy that is within all of us, but is not readily known. Also, It was tough during the initial days. I started modeling in I frequently attend the Agape International Spiritual Center Toronto, which is a limited market for minorities. A recur- and think Michael Bernard Beckwith (http://www.agape- ring problem that I faced was that I kept getting bracketed live.com), is an astounding character. It's a new wave church as the ethnic girl. I only got the part if they had a token that I am hooked on. He was the speaker from the Secret and ethnic role to fill. I had to really struggle a lot in order to has been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey and Larry King. I will carve a wider niche for myself. be interviewing him later this week for a station I work for entitled 2.0 Television (http://2.0television.com). Were you forced to compromise in order to get ahead? A lot more doors would have opened up if I had agreed to What's your best asset? flash some T & A (tits and ass) but I refused. I never com- Physically, my lips because they're real. Mentally, my per- promised my morals. I can now look back at the days of sistence. If something doesn't go my way or if I get dis- struggle with a sense of satisfaction. mayed I find another road and eventually get what I want. How do you manage a booming career and relationships? What is a typical day like for you? I think that I am capable of managing both - career and There is hardly any set routine. I can be partying at the relationship. In fact, Fonda, my dear friend, an ex- Roosevelt Hotel or going to a Red Carpet event. Every boyfriend, has helped me a lot throughout my career and day is exciting in its own way. You can't predict the has been my biggest supporter. Without him I couldn't of future so you have to have faith that everything will achieved what I have today. But I am glad to be single once work itself out. A lot of people want security in their again, because a relationship prevents you from devoting lives so they work a 9 to 5 job. One side of me wants to your full concentration to your career. Emotionally it's hard party and the other side is sensible. You have to stick OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL to juggle both when you're aiming for the top. I want people to the sensible side the majority of the time. I'm going to realize what I have been through and to outsiders it must to be in the media a lot more in the next few months so look like I've had an easy ride, so I'm writing a book entitled I have to make the right decisions. I know the right Suitseer (Suitseer means believing that everything will work thing to do but that doesn't mean I always follow it. I do itself out in the end without actually seeing and knowing make mistakes and date the bad boys, party a lot and the end result). I'm also writing a screenplay, starring in eat things I shouldn't be eating, but realize that every- movies, producing and much more. I prefer to be in a rela- thing is fine in moderation - well not that bad boys 56 tionship with someone who can inspire me with his positive part. (Laughs)
  • 51. I'm looking for ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 Mr. Right. Are you out there? 57
  • 52. More doors would have opened OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL up if I flashed some T & A. 58
  • 53. ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 59 Nadia Dawn
  • 54. 60 OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL Nadia Dawn
  • 55. When did guys really start noticing you? What are your plans for the next 5-10 years? Since I was 13, I got hit on constantly. As frequently as 10 Well, I will have six to seven films coming out within the to 15 times per day! Unfortunately, it isn't hunks that hit next few years. My book will be written and I will direct my on me but rather older men that I would never be attract- first picture. But, eventually I want to get married, have ed to. (Laughs) kids, and open a fondue restaurant in Toronto. But let's not get it twisted; I want to make a mark in this world and What trait do you think is most important in deter- be known as a positive influence on the ethnic communi- mining someone's attractiveness? ty. I really think I am the only Indian actor out here that When I was younger I thought to be sexy all you had to be doesn't speak Hindi and isn't in Bollywood! I'm ready to be was tall, dark and handsome. Now, I want someone who is positive for us! also spiritual, motivated, smart, confident, successful, an entrepreneur and considerate. Spontaneity is also impor- What is your favorite vacation destination? tant. I think that's it! Good luck right! Oh and they can't Cabo San Lucas or Greece. be cheap. They can't say, "You ate the ginger you pay the tip, or I'm going to buy you one drink! (Smiles) Finish this line - "Nice guys always _________ " Don't get the prize. Just kidding I know they will. I've Is it true that fit people have better sex lives? grown up! It depends on whether you love the person you're having intimacy with. If you really care about them, then the "inti- Boxers or Briefs? macy" will be fantastic. Boxers Is their any model, producer or actor whom you con- Who do you want to share an explicit scene with? sider your role model and whose career you'd like to Terrence Howard!!!!!!!!! emulate? I want to blaze my own path, but there are some people Tell us about your new film H.N.I.C. and the role you play? in the industry that I really admire. Oprah Winfrey is a I act alongside Prodigy, Rick Gonzalez and Hansen hero to me. She was poor and abused as a child. Now she Johnson. I play a character named Tonya from the Bronx. has her own network and is one of the richest and most Tonya is a ghetto girl who used to work in a brothel. The influential women in the world. I also ran into Jennifer film will be shot in Miami and NYC and is slated to start Hudson and she's another amazing person. She went shooting in December. from working at Burger King, to being a contestant on American Idol, and eventually winning an Oscar. These What's the craziest thing that happened on Super women are amazing and never conformed to the stan- Model Showdown? dards of being super thin in Hollywood and still made it I don't want to go too deep into this, but let's just say there for themselves. was a girl who REALLY wanted to win. What's the wildest thing you've ever done? Do you hold any ambition to act in a Bollywood movie? There's so many to list just one. When I was younger there My dad wanted to teach me Hindi once but I refused. Now was this guy who cheated on me so I decided to get revenge I wish I had, because knowledge of Hindi would have on him. I told him I loved him so much and wanted to proved invaluable for Bollywood movies. I auditioned for a marry him. I made him buy me a ring and once he did, I movie with Kal Penn. I was supposed to play a traditional moved to France. I sold the ring to fund my trip. Indian wife in that film. But the director found me too sexy Among other wild things that I have done – there is for the role, although he did say I'm very talented! AHHH. scuba diving and bungee jumping. But the wildest thing OK, yes but if you dress me down, a little bit of make-up that I have done is moving into Los Angeles without even and I can do it! I was thinking of getting a breast reduction knowing anybody. I found an apartment online and so people would take me more seriously. researched the city on the Internet. Then I just packed my bags and moved with just little old me, a goal, faith and We take you seriously so please don't do that. ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 tunnel vision. To see more of Nadia check out Have you ever been in an embarrassing situation? www.nadiadawn.com and I was on a hedonism trip once. There were people dancing www.myspace.com/nadiadawn on stage and they urged me to dance in front of so many people. There was a dance routine that we had to follow, For all bookings, please contact Nadia Dawn’s manager at but I just couldn't do it. I think some people even booed. Insomnia Media Group, LOS ANGELES 61 The sequence of events was quite embarrassing to me. Erik Heintz (818) 733-4240
  • 56. Nadia Dawn My sexiest feature are my lips because they're real. OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL 62
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  • 59. Spider Man 3 You have to play Spider Man 3 to find out how cool being a Super Hero is. In real life that may be difficult, if not impossible, but in the world of gaming the feat is as simple as knowing what buttons to push. The game GAMING is loosely based on the latest movie of the famous Hollywood franchise, Spider Man 3. Set in a larger, dynamic, free-roaming New York City, the game gives players the liberty to choose their own game play strat- egy through multiple movie-based and original story- lines, fully integrated city missions and performance rewards including improved speed, combat maneuvers and agility. You even get to control the legendary black suit, known to magnify Spider Man’s agility and strength. You can penalize your enemies with explosive new pow- ers and incredible tactics. The game is loaded with innovative combat systems through which you can punch, kick, and launch attacks at a moment’s notice. No more traffic snarls for you, as Spider Man you can spin your web and swing over the tops of the building to reach in any part of New York City. The city is your playground, and it is your responsibility to protect it from the nefarious designs of super villains galore. Price: $59.99 Call of Duty 3 This action packed video game will thrust you into an authentic, living battlefield, where you are plunged into an arena of unrelenting and explosive combat. Advanced high-definition graphics, detailed character animations and explosive on-screen action, go a long way in delivering the most emphatic and cinematical- ly intense war experience. Think of yourself as an absolute patriot, whose paramount duty consists of fighting for his homeland and protecting it from its most dangerous enemies. The storyline of Call of Duty 3 is tailor-made to deliver the adrenalin rush of breathtaking action. Players assume the roles of four Allied soldiers- American, British, Canadian and Polish and they are supposed to do all that is necessary to win the war. Gamers have the choice to play as infantry or com- ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 mandeer multiple-occupancy vehicles, including tanks, jeeps, and motorcycles with side-cars, leading to unique mobile combat roles for an all-out, multi- player mayhem. Price: $59.99 65
  • 60. GAMING Cricket 07 If you are crazy about the game of cricket, as so many An added Indians are, then it is about time you started playing plus is the the gaming version. You enjoy full control over foot fascinating choice, shot, direction, power and timing. Be a master tournament blaster like Sachin Tendulkar, or emulate the stylish options. You stroke play of Rahul Dravid. With Cricket 07 you can can play make your own miracles on the pitch. Use the left stick this year’s to select a back or front foot stroke and use the right Ashes campaign, or the legendary 2005 Test Series. stick to decide shot timing and direction. When you accomplish the Ashes challenges you get to unlock a stack of rewards. To impart authentic- ity to the game, it has astute commentary from the masterly broadcast team of Mark Nicholas and Richie Benaud. Once you switch on the game, the breathless excite- ment, the thunderous applause and the nail-biting cli- max of international cricket is yours to enjoy 24 hours a day. Price: $49.99 How far the ball flies gets determined by how far you move the stick – a slight tap can nudge the ball for a quick single and a firm push can send it fizzing away to the boundary. Innovative placed cameras provide OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL realistic batting perspective, and a reworked broadcast camera gives you a wider view of the play. The game allows you to set your own pace. You can crank up the game speed to real scorcher levels, where you have to really sweat it out in order to win, or 66 you can play at a slower pace.
  • 61. GAMING Ramayan 3392 Nothing compares to the satisfaction of playing a game that allows you to decimate thousands of bad guys, empty a million rounds of ammo, and in the process save a damsel in distress. Sony Online Entertainment teams up with Virgin Comics to bring a game called Ramayan 3392 AD. The game is loosely based on a comic version of Ramayana and is a result of a collaborative effort between the world- renowned spiritualist Deepak Chopra and Bollywood direc- tor Shekhar Kapur. Ramayan 3392 A.D. focuses on the battle between humans and demons in a post-apocalyptic world. The sce- nario can be best expressed in the words – Ramayana goes futuristic. Naturally there is Ram and there is a Ravana in this comic. Ravana is portrayed in the game as the master of a huge army of Asuras (demons). Ravana’s army marches all over the world, invading kingdoms and poisoning their lands with his vile mechanoids. The fate of humanity lies in Ayodhya, a gleaming city with the finest warriors, where the last vestige of human race remains. But even Ayodhya has been pol- luted to a degree by Ravana’s evil machinations. There is a conspira- cy against the foremost warrior of Ayodhya, Lord Rama, and he is sent on an exile. In the course of his travels Rama discovers the true meaning of his existence and he decides to become a protector of Earth. From that day he travels across the world freeing different countries from the despotic rule of ruthless Ravana. The game is a super MMO, which means it is a Massive ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 Multiplayer Online. There are many rounds of fight before Ravana can be defeated and Sita can be rescued from his clutches. Ramayan 3392 A.D offers gamers a chance to experience a whole new universe of characters and arche- types derived from one of the oldest cultures on Earth. Unmatched fighting scenes combined with Indian mytholo- gy will give you hours of spine-tingling entertainment. Price - TBA 67
  • 62. THE party RIDE rom bachelor parties to sports events, the party titles – they are either Queens or Princesses and the royal F begins even before you reach the destination of your choice. Once you hop onto any luxurious, comfortable and stylish bus from the vast ensemble of tag is quite appropriate; after all, these buses are luxuri- ous and comfortable enough to transport the most fas- tidious scions of royalty. The Party Ride, you celebrate whichever way you are inclined to. Nothing is too outrageous inside the liberal Bus Specials interiors of these buses. You can dress or undress, have There's a saying that goes, “No two parties are alike." your favorite drink, and tell outrageous jokes in the com- Party Ride accepts this fact and designs and equips its OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL pany of your best friends. buses according to the needs of every individual party. It Play your favorite drinking game, gamble, hire a strip- doesn’t matter if you are throwing a prom, bachelorette, per; you decide what to do with the time that you spend or a birthday party, at the Party Ride you are sure to find while traveling on these palaces on wheels. The average the right bus to transport your guests. In fact, the different age of the buses used by The Party Ride is just one year, buses are divided into different categories according to so you can be sure that you are riding an almost brand most popular party needs. There are the Prom Party new machine, whose engine is as spic and span as its Specials, which are crafted keeping proms in mind. There 68 plush interior. All forty-four Party Ride buses carry royal are the Summer Party Bus Specials, which specialize in
  • 63. are driving mindlessly, you are play- THE PARTY RIDE ing out a favorite male fantasy. There are myriad categories of specials, each one of them designed to meet your party needs. Pick one that is best suited for you and then invite your friends who are lucky enough to know you. The Queens and Princess The Party Bus fleet is the best in the world. There is the rich and opulent taking their guests to the familiar summer haunts – barbecues, beach- es, fireworks, music festivals and amusement parks. You also get buses that are casino and adventure specials. You know the trick – let the fun begin even before you reach your destination. The most enticing of all is the Bachelor Party Bus Special. The ride is bound to be memorable when you guys are traveling with beautiful women in various states of undress. With other vehicles passing by, you can't help but feel lucky. While they ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 69
  • 64. THE PARTY RIDE Queen Elizabeth Party Bus with seat- phernalia of luxury and style. Princess Daniela comes with a unique flair, ing capacity of 44, a wet bar, a din- replete with plush leather seating and drinking and dining space. Princess ner booth and two flat screen TVs for Diana will woo you with its metallic blue exterior that makes it seem like a blue your viewing pleasure. There is the swan. Then there are Princess Jasna, Nicole, Kate, Natasha, Shannon, Shirel, equally opulent Queen Maria Party Silverado, Stephanie, Ziva and Leetal. Bus, which happens to be a coach Every princess is equally efficient in taking care of your needs. It is up to you bus, with a seating capacity of 44, to decide which Princess or Queen you wish to party with. comfortable standing space of up To know more about the world of such fascinating Party Buses log on to their to 7 feet, and an on-board hostess. site at www.thepartyride.com The tuxedo exterior of Queen Evelyn promotes an elegant structure, while full leather seating, dining booths and a wet bar indicate extrava- gance galore. Queen Sophia and Queen Victoria have seating capacity for 40 and the extra space is full of accoutrements that make these buses fully loaded. Queen Ida boasts of 5 TV screens and a seating capacity of 35, a wet bar and an on-board hostess. The Princess series of buses are just OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL as flamboyant and are all geared to stoke the jealousy of those who may look at them from the outside. Princess Alexandra is a red-blooded beauty meant to get you into party gear once you enter its inviting por- tal. Princess Cadit is a hot black 70 beauty equipped with every para-
  • 65. 2007 ACURA RL ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 cura’s flagship sedan has developed advanced features in its latest 2007 avatar. Some sedan aficionados A have already ranked the 2007 RL as better than even a Lexus or a BMW, but that might be a matter of opin- ion. The vehicle now comes with supercharged 290-hp V6 engine and a 5-speed automatic transmission. It also has Acura’s Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), which apportions power between the rear wheels to enhance cornering stability. You get the usual state of the art ABS, traction/antiskid control, and keyless entry and starting. Clearly this sedan is meant to let you takeoff as fast as you would dare to. Best thing about the RL is that it takes a new leap into the tech age with its steering-linked xenon headlamps and a voice-activated navigation system. There is also a rear view camera, which acts like eyes on the back of your 71
  • 66. 2007 ACURA RL head. The AcuraLink system provides OnStar assistance, real-time traffic conditions, and vehicle mainte- nance data. And if you go in for advanced Technology Package, then your RL will come loaded with fea- tures like run-flat tires, adaptive cruise control, and Acura’s Collision Mitigation Braking System, which signals about approaching objects. It will even apply the brakes and tighten the front seat belts, if it deter- mines a collision is unavoidable. Working in conjunction with XM Satellite Radio, Acura RL's optional real-time traffic monitoring system uses XM NavTraffic data. An 8-inch screen displays current traffic details, including flow, accidents and free- way construction. Drivers can then select the least-congested route. You might call this a nifty way to avoid those annoying traffic snarls! In addition, AcuraLink can relay maintenance and diagnostic information. Driving an Acura is smooth and the steering is firm and positive. The RL is extra-quiet but not eerily silent. Price - Starting at $45,780 www.acura.com OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL 72
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  • 68. 74 OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL HONDA NSF 100
  • 69. f you are an aspiring young racer on the lookout for rpm, its torque numbers surely tower over any ring-dinging I the quickest way to the podium, you have to go in for this marvel from Honda. The NSF 100 is the ultimate racing start-up kit. Blending MotoGP styling with the screamer that scorches the racetracks. The transmission is 5-speed and carburetion goes at 22mm. The bike’s length is 61.62 inches, width is 22.77 inches, and its semi dry Honda’s ultra reliable four-stroke power, this bike is weight of 164.9 pounds makes it seem remarkably petite. designed for track use only. But don't be surprised if The best thing about the bike is its unique space age you see veteran road racers or crossover off-roaders dic- design and its jazzy white color. One word of caution ing it up on this lean machine during local track days. though – the product is not street legal and that NSF 100 is a whole lot of fun for such rides. means you can only use it to fly across the racetracks. The engine is air-cooled, 1-cylinder, 4-stroke and To ferry your girlfriend around the city you have to get although the bike’s peak power is 8.7 horsepower at 9500 yourself another bike. ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 75
  • 70. 76 OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL BELLAGIO
  • 71. ibrant Bellagio! The brain- V BELLAGIO LAS VEGAS child of Steve Wynn, world’s leading real estate tycoon and the gaming industry's most bril- liant designer. Dance, party, enjoy an enchanting opera, revel in a mes- merizing sense of luxury, gamble till your heart’s content – at Bellagio each pleasure is refreshingly exclu- sive; every experience is subsumed with electrifying possibilities. Located on Las Vegas Boulevard, the plush world of Bellagio sits amidst settings of great natural beauty and material opulence - peer out of the window in any room to get an exhilarating view of Las Vegas Strip, the pristine waters of Lake Bellagio or the picture perfect sur- rounding mountains. Entice your appetite with choice fare from a superior gourmet collec- tion of fine restaurants that go by the fanciful names of Circo, Jasmine, Le Cirque, Michael Mina, Picasso, Prime Steakhouse and Shintaro. Treat yourself to innova- tive and eclectic dishes or superb comfort food. You get to choose your passion from an enticing mix of bars and lounges that will spark your you need to savor chilling cocktails. interest. Try the Caramel Bar for refreshing libations; the Light Nightclub brings a captivating blend But ultimately Bellagio is all about casino action. You revel in an ambiance of alluring energy as you Place your of people and music. The Pool Bar is specially suited for occasions when place your bets on one of the most opulent casino floors in Las Vegas. bets on one of the most opulent casino ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 floors in Las Vegas. 77
  • 72. Whether you are interested in seri- BELLAGIO LAS VEGAS ous or light-hearted play, the casino offers an array of games to satisfy your lust for gaming. If you consider yourself a thinking player, whose forte happens to lie in devising novel card strategies, then you should opt for a pulse pounding game of black- jack or Texas Hold’em. And if you are in a more lighthearted mood and prefer to bet on your own lucky numbers, then there is nothing like the game of roulette. A vast library of table games await you - Craps, Caribbean Stud, Let it Ride Stud Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, Pai Gow Poker, Big Six, Three-Card Poker, and Baccarat. For Baccarat aficionados there is a chance to indulge in Bellagio’s hugely popular Baccarat Bar. This bar is located right next to the Baccarat saloon, and that puts you in the immediate neighborhood of energizing casino action. There is certainly something regal about sipping exotic drink spe- cialties such as Italian Bellinis and carefully blended fruit and wine cock- tails while keeping an eye on unfold- ing Baccarat action. But the most entertaining aspect of gambling at Bellagio comes from the regular Poker tournaments that are organized here. You get the chance to play against some of the hottest poker stars in the world. While the prize money for winners makes for quite a packet, the excitement that If you prefer to bet on your own lucky numbers, OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL then there is nothing like the game of roulette. 78
  • 73. the tournaments generate is some- BELLAGIO LAS VEGAS thing that every poker aficionado needs to experience. Tournaments can be found year round and the prize money easily runs into mil- lions of dollars. Even when a sizzling poker tour- nament is not on, there is always the chance for you to indulge yourself in the heady energy of Sportsbook and Racebook wagering. The brilliance of Bellagio’s state-of-the-art large- screens will transport you to the center of the action. Sit back in style, place your wager and get ready to cash in on the excitement. Play till your heart’s content as a beautiful waitress serves you drinks all night long. But when you want to take a break from your relentless casino activity, an evening in wonder and awe at “O” by Cirque du Soleil can help you unwind. In this entirely original form of live entertainment you get to venture on a magical voy- age through the circle of life. After enjoying the show, if you are filled with desire to own some specialty keepsakes, then they are available at the Cirque du Soleil Store. A walk through the prestigious Bellagio gallery of fine arts, dotted ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 with masterpieces from the world’s greatest artists like Monet, Picasso and Degas, is an amazing experi- ence by itself. Beyond all that, Bellagio also lays claim to being a great shopping des- tination. This is the place where the world’s top brands have cast their 79
  • 74. BELLAGIO LAS VEGAS A walk through the prestigious Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts, dotted with masterpieces from the word's greatest artists like Monet, Picasso, and Degas, is an amazing experience by itself. fascinating webs to allure you with their products. An unparalleled shopping experience awaits you at the Via Bellagio’s gorgeous bou- tiques. There are the Via Fiore Shops, the Pool Promenade Shops, OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL and the Lobby shops, where you can splurge till your heart’s content. Plus there are the spas and saloons that specialize in rejuvenating your heart and mind. Because of the immaculate sense of luxury that Bellagio offers, it truly epitomizes 80 Las Vegas opulence.
  • 75. de By Alex Con A BRIEF HISTORY hen it comes to the exact have evolved from an earlier Spanish game of modern poker was born in W origins of poker, historical game called "Primero", which is the United States. When they found- OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL evidence is rather sketchy, thought to be the earliest confirmed ed New Orleans, the French- but historians are of the point of view game that can be directly related to Canadian settlers brought Poque. that the game may have evolved from modern poker, though there are a This game evolved and began to traditional games related to betting number of other potential influences, spread through the rest of the coun- and bluffing. The term poker may which may have lent their unique try as entertainment on the river- owe its origin to the French game characteristics to the game. boats that traveled up and down the "Poque" or the German game While the term poker may have its Mississippi river. As the game grew 82 "Pochen". These games in turn might genesis in different cultures, the in popularity, a class of professional
  • 76. gamblers came into being. In a way, more popular (driven by Las Vegas POKER - A BRIEF HISTORY the most lavish casinos of today owe casinos). However, when Texas Professional gamblers their origin to the humble riverboats Hold’em was featured in the World plying on the Mississippi. Series of Poker in the 1970s, it Professional gamblers contributed contributed in quickly rose to the top and has in popularizing the game, because stayed there ever since. Then came they never cared about the social popularizing poker, the tournaments, the World Series status of the people they played of Poker and other poker tours, that against. All you needed was money because they helped fuel interest in the game by and nerves of steel. Poker was con- making it a spectator sport with mil- sidered by many to be a part of the never cared about lions of dollars at stake. frontier life in the United States, and Since it’s founding, poker has was highly popular in the Wild West the social status of the had a subtle but profound effect on and Gold Rush eras. It continued to American culture. Many poker spread throughout the world, often people they terms have crept into everyday brought on by American soldiers as usage. Terms such as "Up the they interacted with the cultures played against. Ante", "Wild Card", and "Ace up with which they were posted during your sleeve" are used everyday by World War II. people who may or may not be Over the years poker has contin- most exclusive of clubs and casinos. poker players. Poker continues to ued to evolve. From being a lacklus- Five-Card Draw was born around capture the imagination of people ter game played by humble French the time of the American Civil War around the world. It is a game for settlers in New Orleans, it has and held the lead as the favored every man, and whether you're evolved into a game with limitless variation until the 1930s and 40s playing for one dollar or one mil- variations that are played in the when Seven-Card Stud became lion, it never stops being exciting. ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 83
  • 77. HOW TO GAIN WEIGHT ON A VEGETARIAN DIET by Naveen Rana f you happen to fall in the catego- I ry of people who never gain weight, no matter how much you eat, then it could be due to one of the following reasons: poor appetite, high metabolism, or indulgence in high calorie burning activities. Compound that with being on a strict vegetarian diet and it becomes almost impossible for any individual to gain a desirable body weight. A vegetarian diet is less energy- dense than a non-vegetarian diet, so select the food you eat with care. To gain weight on a vegetarian diet, switch to food with a higher energy density that provides more calories per unit of weight. If your calorie intake is above your calorie expense then you should start gaining weight. But every extra ounce of weight you add to your body should come in the form of muscle, and not fat. Simply eating more is not the solution. After all, you desire to gain weight only because you think that a fuller look would add to the perfection of your body. If it makes you look fat then the raison detre behind weight gain is lost. The idea should be to eat healthy food and to make sure that you get a good amount of exercise at regular intervals. What follows is a list of the most OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL frequently asked questions on the subject of weight gain, followed by their answers. Why am I so thin? You may have an ectomorphic body type. Ectomorphs have a high 84 metabolic rate and tend to burn a
  • 78. lot of energy, even while they are at HOW TO GAIN WEIGHT ON A VEGETARIAN DIET rest – all this makes it immensely diffi- cult for them to gain weight. Consult your doctor to make sure that you are not underweight due to any major health problem like hyperthy- roidism, which can make your meta- bolic rate go into overdrive. A good dietitian can work wonders for you, by assessing your frame size, body fat level, level of activity and calorific requirements, to design a vegetarian diet especially for you. What do I need to eat to in your diet. The most concentrated gain weight? form of energy is found in fat and To gain weight you need to eat at sugar, though consuming too much least three times a day. If the of either of these can be harmful for prospect of eating too much makes your health. Vegetable oil can be a you nauseous, you can eat smaller rich source of energy. Walnuts, meals six times a day. Take a diet almonds, pistachios and sunflower that is high in protein and carbohy- seeds are loaded with protein and a balanced diet, which includes drates, with moderate fat and avoid fat, though they may be quite plenty of fruits and vegetables. A large amounts of fiber. expensive. Even if you consume balanced diet can help to prevent Energy-dense protein can be found small quantities every day, it will help high blood pressure, heart disease in milk, butter, ghee, cheese, yogurt, to speed up weight gain. and diabetes. pulses, soya products, nuts, seeds and Any supplement that includes vita- cereals. Protein helps the body to mins and minerals should be of help in Will exercise make me lose repair itself and strengthens the making up for the deficiencies in your or gain weight? immune function. For best results you diet. But along with a healthy diet, it is You can try weight training, depend- must look for sources of protein that also imperative that you drink water in ing on your age, physical condition are soft and don’t have too much adequate quantities so that your and the advice of your doctor. Stick fiber, like dairy products and soya. body remains properly hydrated. to basic compound movements, Peanuts, hazelnuts, cashew nuts, soy bench press, squat, dead-lifts, etc. products and the full range of dairy What are the effects of alcohol Fewer repetitions with moderate products are excellent sources of pro- and smoking on my weight? weights should help you to gain tein, as are pulses, lentils, beans, Alcohol is not only a good source of weight. Too much aerobic exercise whole meal bread and rice. energy, it also stimulates your may have the opposite effect and Carbohydrates have direct effect appetite. But it is best consumed in could result in weight-loss. However, on our blood glucose and insulin lev- moderation, if you starting binging a minimum level of aerobic exercise els. By producing the smallest fluctu- on alcohol, then you will end up is essential to maintain good health. ations in our blood glucose and doing damage to your health. Choose an activity that you enjoy, insulin levels carbohydrates reduce Smoking can suppress appetite while like walking, swimming, cycling, bad- the risk of heart disease and dia- boosting your metabolic rate, which minton, etc. Drink plenty of water betes, helping us to remain healthy makes smokers lose weight. So if you when you exercise. Yoga and medi- in the long term. Eat more whole want to gain weight, you have to tation can help you relax and keep grain bread, breakfast cereals made give up smoking. stress under control. But it is also from bran, barley or oats, fruits, veg- important that you should not get ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 etables, basmati rice, pasta, noo- What effect do fat and obsessed with getting plumper. As dles, etc. Reduce the quantity of sugar have on my health? long as you are healthy, don’t be junk food and processed food in Any diet with too much fat and sugar self-conscious about being too thin. your diet, which usually have a high can be harmful in the long term. Too If you are getting a balanced diet glycemic index. much fat can lead to heart disease and a decent amount of exercise For gaining weight and for proper and too much sugar can cause dia- then there is no reason at all why you utilization of the protein, you also betes. Fat and sugar are best con- should not be able to achieve your need to increase the energy content sumed in moderation, together with desired weight. 85
  • 79. Pinki Shrivastava lusty sense of life is all about The star attraction at Oahu is the you are on prowl for a one-night A partaking every joyful experi- ence that comes your way - hopping from one island to another Waikiki, Hawaii’s most famous resort playground, and the favorite haunt to most eye-catching beauties stand with a typical Hawaiian beau- ty then head to Waikiki. Out here you won’t even have to go out look- can be as pleasurable as hopping and legendary playboys. So if you ing for the vices of a big city, the from one relationship to another. are blessed with a roving eye and vices will come knocking at your But the idea of taking lust as a way doors. When you have had your fill of life need not overwhelm you; for of the pleasures that Oahu has to those blessed with positive outlook, a lusty spirit is the most natural The world is offer, you can take a hop to Kauai, which is renowned as Hawaii’s most human emotion. It is a basic instinct dotted with romantic island. A place so rich in to look for pleasure. That is why we raw, unspoiled natural beauty that want to indulge in adventures such hot-spots like it’s a favorite backdrop for as island hopping. All you need is an Hollywood’s leading film producers. open mind and a group of islands Seychelles, Romance and love are only a skirted by picturesque beaches pop- heartbeat away when you are lodged ulated with beautiful women. Along Greece, and in the vicinity of such breathtaking with that you also need a helicopter, sea plane, or a boat to enable you to the Maldives. natural wonders, including Waimea Canyon (hailed as the “Grand hop from one island to another. The world is dotted with hot-spots like But the mecca Canyon of the Pacific”), Napali Coast and the island’s lovely North Shore. Seychelles, Greece, and the Maldives. But the mecca for this for island Even when you are merely walking on Kauai's serene beaches you will kind of pleasure is naturally Hawaii. hopping feel the breeze of love fanning you OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL with butterfly wings. From Kauai Hawaii adventures is you can take a helicopter or a small Each of Hawaii’s six main islands plane to The Big Island. Now this is offers a unique experience that no naturally an island that is really large and to other island can match. The pleas- truly enjoy its beauty you must take ure trip to Hawaii usually com- mences from Oahu, which is where Hawaii. an aerial survey of the place before putting your feet on terra firma. 86 the action is. Encompassing 4,028 square miles,
  • 80. the Big Island is twice the size of all When you finish exploring The Big worlds. The best thing about Maui is ISLAND HOPPING other Hawaiian islands combined! Island you can take a boat ride to that it offers something for everyone: This island offers plenty of room to Maui. A boat ride offers an added family attractions (Maui Ocean roam, and many opportunities to do advantage of allowing you a chance Center), world-class performing arts so in ways as entertaining as horse- to indulge in some deep-water fish- (Maui Arts & Cultural Center), sce- back riding, hiking, biking, fishing ing on the way. Anyway, Maui offers nic wonders (Haleakala National and many others. What other island the ideal blend of sophistication and Park), hidden natural gems (the road is large enough to hold five volca- Mother Nature. It’s not as crowded to Hana) and for the inveterate play- noes, including the world’s most as Oahu, and more refined than its boys there are the bars dotting the active volcano – Kilauea, whose other sister islands. The Valley Isle shoreline where it is easy to bump most recent eruption occurred in has distinguished itself, perhaps, for into the kind of companion that one January 1983. being able to offer the best of all may be on the lookout for. From Maui you travel to Molokai, which happens to be the island of choice when you want to get away from it all. Here, there are no traffic lights or neon signs. No building is taller than a palm tree. Molokai is where time has stood still, eschew- ing modern trappings in favor of a slower, laid-back lifestyle. There are a fair amount of activities that you can enjoy out here — there’s golf, camping, hiking and the world- famous mule ride down to historic Kalaupapa, but the island that bills itself as "Hawaiian by Nature" is largely appreciated for what it does- n’t have. Last but not least is Lanai, which has transformed itself from an agri- culture-based island to a gorgeous resort with two world-class champi- onship golf courses, two distinctive hotels, pristine beaches and a whole lot more. Scuba diving, snorkeling, clay shooting, biking and hiking are among the other outdoor adventures available on Lanai. By the time your whirlwind tour of Hawaii is over you won’t be able to guess what you enjoyed most – the experiences on individual islands or the idea of hop- ping from one island to another. Maldives Beyond Hawaii, it is the Maldives that offer some excellent island hop- ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 ping opportunity. In fact, island hopping is said to be the best way to take a tour across the country and experience its beauty. You travel from one island to the other by boat or helicopter and check out beauti- ful beaches, lush green vegetation, fantastic landscapes and tranquil 87
  • 81. ISLAND HOPPING waters of the sea. It depends on you whether you want these island hop- ping excursions to be in the form of romantic getaways or adventure tours. If you are on a romantic vaca- tion with your beloved, then go for a cruise around the country. If you are looking for a more local touch you can hire small 'dhonis' (locally designed boats). The rowers of the dhonis are like the gondolas of Venice, for a small tip they will sing a beautiful romantic song that can really fire up things between you and your consort. You can go to the different island resorts and check out the flora and fauna over there. Some of the islands offer really secluded outcroppings into the sea, which many couples like to use to simply sit on the beach and share a quiet moment while seeing the set- ting sun. One can also go for numer- ous water-based activities like snor- keling, scuba diving and surfing. OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL uninhabited outcrops to explore. ences and terrain. There are so Greece And with myriad possibilities for many islands in this area that even When it comes to Greece, island travel between them, the simple, a month’s time might not be enough hopping is the quintessential way to olive oil drenched Greek island to explore all of them. If you can't experience this country. There are lifestyle opens up for exploration leave everything for a month, you more than 60 inhabited postcard- and adventure in vastly enthralling should set aside at least two weeks if perfect isles bobbing in its crystal ways. The islands vary greatly in you want to cover any ground. While 88 clear waters and thousands more size, architecture, cultural influ- exploration of historical ruins is a
  • 82. primary attraction of these islands, finish your island-hopping odyssey. ISLAND HOPPING Sailing is a there are many more things you can indulge in. Snorkeling, scuba diving, However, sailing is a far more relax- ing and romantic way to travel. If relaxing and kayaking, windsurfing, mountain biking, hiking, sun worshipping, money is no object, chartering a yacht is the way to go. romantic gawking at ancient ruins, eating and drinking in seaside taverns and Seychelles swimming in the turquoise sea are This sublime Indian Ocean archipel- way to ideal ways to pass the balmy days ago, with its 115 jewels of islands, is and nights. tailor-made for an island hopping travel. If Crete happens to be the largest excursion. Granitic or coral, each island in the area. It is the home to individual island is truly unique and money is no the astonishing Samaria Gorge and Minoan Palace at Knossos; the presents its own strikingly different version of paradise. Visitors to object, rugged Cyclades islands throw the ambiance of a natural paradise, it is Seychelles are wowed by its unbro- ken expanses of powder white chartering a the domain of volcanic Santorini and Mykonos as well as lush and moun- beaches lapped by cerulean waters and stunning verdant landscapes. yacht is the tainous Naxos. It is possible to fly to Greece’s larger islands; you can But that’s not all. Some of world’s best hotels and resorts are based in way to go. often score cheap deals on flights and it can be an ideal way to start or Seychelles, so if luxury is what gets you to a new high, there is much of ROYAL OCT / NOV 2007 89
  • 83. locals and admired by visitors. ISLAND HOPPING Exploring different islands is an experience you’ll treasure forever; you will feel like the ancient mariners who discovered the world for all of us. Island hopping is meant for the eternal optimist, who revels in the infinite possibilities of his dreams and actions. Exploring different islands is an experience you will treasure forever. it that you will find amidst this group of islands. The Sainte Anne Resort & Spa lounging just 3 miles off the east coast of Mahe, ten min- utes by boat, is quite popular with Hollywood stars, who tend to stay here when they visit Seychelles. The resort lies on a private island within a national marine park. OCT / NOV 2007 ROYAL ******* Whenever you have a chance you should give island hopping a try. There is something really adventur- ous in visiting different islands, each unique in character yet shar- 90 ing a relaxed lifestyle cherished by
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