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Aries - March 21 - April 20
This week keep your stress level under check to stay in good health. Deal with any problems that come up physically, don’t try to avoid them. Be sure to get enough rest. If you need healing, ask for it. Sensitive people need caring, nurturing, massage, and hugs from friends to stay healthy. On the career front, other people may oppose your new ideas or proposals, but if you know that you’re right to go ahead. You are enthusiastic, full of energy and want to put your best, but others are not taking it positively. Leave your simplicity behind, be smart and a little articulate. On the personal front, your relationship will move into a lighter, easier, and more balanced phase when you are sure of yourself.
Lucky number 20
Lucky colour Silver
Lucky day Wednesday
Taurus - April 20 - May 21
This week is a good time to enjoy your health and add extra charm to your persona. You are cheerful, hopeful, and full of life. You take good care of yourself, and the people you are concerned with. Compromising on health issues is not advisable. Balancing your work and relations is important. On the career front, be cautious if you are in a job, follow the discipline and set rules for the organisation you are working with, else be ready to face displeasure of your seniors. Businessmen should be careful in money transaction. There appear to be conflicts and confrontations which may make you lose your calm. On the personal front, you may get involved in a great relationship. Romance is in the air.
Lucky number 18
Lucky colour White
Lucky day Wednesday
Gemini - May 21 - June 21
This week you need a break from normal life. There is a need to slow down the hectic work pace and relax. Do not push yourself when you are tired, it may cause illness and injury. On the career front, you have the benefits of your communication, both verbal or written, and will get a good news regarding your career. Businessmen could acquire a secure position monetarily. Those in service will get the support of their seniors and boss, which is likely to prove a stepping stone in their career. Be cautious, stay focused on what you want to achieve. On the personal front, a new beginning and higher expectations are on the cards. This is the time when you need not put extra efforts into the relationship area.
Lucky number 12
Lucky colour Grey
Lucky day Saturday
Cancer - June 21 - Jul 23
Listen to your body with great care and attention. You are either overeating or starving yourself to lose weight. Both situations are bad for health. Bringing balance in food habits not only helps you to maintain your weight but it gives you a confident mindset. You are otherwise hale & hearty, enjoy the week. On the work front, investment done in the past is coming to fruition this week. This can be literal such as a bank account returning money to you. You will be reaping what you have sown. You are in the good book of your senior and soon there will be rewards. On the personal front, love and emotions are taking a back seat, you prefer isolation. Those committed must stay connected with their time to keep the spark alive.
Lucky number 4
Lucky colour Indigo
Lucky day Tuesday
Leo - Jul 23 - Aug 23
Tension and depression might take a toll leaving you an exhausted and under-confident. Reading, meditation and light exercises will bring relief, and good sleep will help to improve your state of mind. Uncertainties and confusion in life will melt away if you have a positive and creative mind. On the work front, you need to make quick decisions. Use your intelligence and logic for good cause, do not waste your time in disputes. The solution to the problem is already there or will come soon. On the personal front, work with cool mind than the raging heart. If in a relationship, this can be a make-or-break period. This is the time to be clear about what you want out of your relationships, and then take steps accordingly.
Lucky number 8
Lucky colour Orange
Lucky day Saturday
Virgo - Aug 23 - Sep 23
You will be positive, creative, and happy go lucky this week. This is an excellent time to flaunt your charm and enjoy the path of personal development. The completeness, sense of vitality and peace of mind will make you a very efficient person. On the career front, you are confident and ready to face any challenges. You will win and attain accolades for your performance this week. You will be in your senior’s good books. Do not let this success get into your head. On the relationship front, be careful as there are chances of counterfeit love. Investigate before you take any final decision. Existing relations should clear the doubts and confusions if any to avoid misunderstanding in future.
Lucky number 19
Lucky colour Mustard
Lucky day Sunday
Libra - Sep 23 - Oct 23
This week, work on balancing your chakras or your body, mind, and spirit. Pay adequate attention to all three. Meditation and Pranayam will work wonderfully. The benefits are far greater than any effort you can put out. Professionally, connections with new people, especially people from other lands, will be beneficial. This is the time for making new business deals, signing new projects and assignments. Crack your potential. Stars are favouring you. Creativity, change, and development are the themes of the week. On the personal front, new ideas and plans will certainly help you to revitalise your relations with loved ones. Love is in the air and you are in full mood to express your feelings. This is a good time to make relations.
Lucky number 7
Lucky colour Green
Lucky day Friday
Scorpio - Oct 23 - Nov 22
You need to balance your health efforts with your personal and professional responsibilities. Be sure that you are taking time for rest and healing. If you put yourself last on the list of things, your health will suffer. Make sure you are taking adequate sleep too. On the professional front, if you are looking for a job, you have the ability and the skill to find it. If you are already employed, you will find a better position. If there’s no room for a promotion at your current job, give serious thought to finding something where there is a possibility. On the relationship front, if you are committed, don’t hesitate to speak your mind to your beloved. You stand with pride and express your feelings. This will only improve your relationship.
Lucky number 16
Lucky colour Purple
Lucky day Thursday
Sagittarius - Nov 22 - Dec 22
On the health front, you decide to self-validate and believe in yourself as well as your talents. Your motto for a disease-free happy family will keep you busy. It is time to imagine how totally different and wonderful things can be. Professionally, you are positive and try to bring love and compassion to your work. You are highly intuitive too. People are amazed to see this side to you. Focus on your goals and targets. Be firm and determined. Those in business need to be tough in the money transactions. On the personal front, mind, heart, and emotions are going in different ways. This is a highly emotional time in love relationships. Things can quickly become heated. Treat your lover like a friend. Don’t be in a hurry to end or to begin a relationship.
Lucky number 10
Lucky colour Yellow
Lucky day Sunday
Capricorn - Dec 22 - Jan 20
You are likely to change your mind radically about something that you think is wrong with you physically. Do not ignore everything your doctor has told you, rather give it deep thought. Those suffering from serious ailments need to be under the constant observation of doctors. On the work front, getting confused about whether to leave the present job, starting a business, or some undesirable circumstances is likely to take place. Changing subjects or field often gets you nowhere. Find out your interest and potentials. This is the time to be firm in your decisions and keep your eyes and ears open. On the personal front, there are hope and happiness on an emotional level, along with a new sense of security, protection and recovery.
Lucky number 13
Lucky colour Grey
Lucky day Tuesday
Aquarius - Jan 20 - Feb 18
This week take some time out for yourself. Healthwise, you are on the right track. Keep doing what you are doing. Learn more about rituals from the past. They will deepen your spiritual understanding and practice and help you to bring balance. On the career front, lots of activity, getting things accomplished are on the cards. You may make your peers look bad. You don’t feel tired; being a workaholic is your passion. Keep your behaviour in check, there are chances of using harsh words that create a hostile situation around you. Maintain your cool and equilibrium whatever the situation, that quality will add a feather to your career. On the relationship front, if you are currently committed, it may well rise to new and better heights soon.
Lucky number 15
Lucky colour Black
Lucky day Saturday
Pisces - Feb 18 - March 20
This week you are likely to feel stressed out. You may be suppressing your emotions, and this will impact your body negatively. Be careful how, when, and where you vent your emotional reactions. Anything that reduces your stress level will be helpful. Think positive. Stay calm and connected. Anger is a silent killer. On the career front, tension is indicated. Be positive, this is a temporary phase. Those looking for a job change, this is the right time. Execute plans with sincerity. You have the potential to achieve the desired position. On the personal front, the time is right for soul-searching and discovery of the inner realms. It is a very positive time for you and an excellent opportunity to strengthen relationships of all kinds.
Lucky number 22
Lucky colour Brown
Lucky day Friday
Mumbai reported 1,240 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day count since March 9, and 48 more deaths on Monday, the city civic body said. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)'s updated data, with the addition of 1,240 cases, the tally of coronavirus infection rose to 6,89,936, while the death toll increased to 14,308. The financial capital has reported around 300 fewer cases and 12 less fatalities as compared to Sunday, when the city had witnessed 1,544...
April proved to be a cruel month where the loss of life and illness were rampant while health facilities, medicines and oxygen proved to be grossly inadequate. But the glimmer of hope came from ordinary people, unknown strangers, who have been extending a helping hand to ensure each life counts.
In times of such gloom, our celebrity interview, tenor Andrea Bocelli's elevating voice can uplift flagging spirits even when you cannot understand the Italian in which he sings. While travel is shut for quite some time to come, our writers had taken advantage of the window that the dip in the Corona cases had given to venture to Lo Manthang in Nepal, a place so isolated that it is yet to make its way to Google Maps. And at the other end, there is a piece on Bhangarh in Rajasthan, which has the distinction of being the most haunted place in the country. Of course, before we knew what a pandemic could do, one of our travellers had walked along the beach in Sydney to discover Bollywood landmarks, which has finally made its way to the edition.
Venturing out for an iftaar or sehri walk, a favourite pastime of all faiths that are united by the love of good food, is certainly foolhardy at present. So, our chefs give you the recipes to devour Ramzan delicacies at home.
All this and more in the May issue of Exotica.