When we received the invite to explore Maldives via Think Strawberries, the first and last thought was a ‘Yes’. The assurance came from knowing that Think Strawberries has been into responsible travel and tourism and this would be no exception. And they delivered! Right from COVID testing before flying to visa on arrival, everything went off smoothly and we found ourselves in the paradise called Maldives - a place perfect for responsible vacation and everything organic in 4.5 hours, thanks to Go Air which offers direct flights from Delhi to Male. You will be pleasantly surprised to know that Maldives has been witnessing 1 lakh visitors every month, which is no mean feat considering the times we are in. Here’s letting you in through our memorable five-day trip of Maldives.
KAGI MALDIVES SPA ISLAND
The moment you set eyes on the island, there is no way you won’t fall in love with it at first sight. Kagi opened its doors to tourists in December 2020. It’s a 55 minutes picturesque boat transfer from the Velana International Airport. As the soul of the place says, it’s all about pure life experiences and we began our 5-day trip with this view and feel, which is beyond words. Whether you are feeling energetic or prefer to relax, this place is for the well-being of your mind, body and soul. It is in Kagi where you can embrace each moment through the pure beauty of nature which appears after shedding ostentation, gimmicks and opening oneself to feel and remember. Here, they offer different programs, especially for couples who wish to rejuvenate and bring back the magic in life. From Wellness Retreat, to Couple Retreat and to Yoga Retreat among others, they offer everything possible that will pleasantly surprise your senses in every way possible. And if you are someone who can’t live without exotic bars, they have innovative Pool and Piano Bar that is worthy of an experience
EMERALD RESORT & SPA
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TWICE AS NICE: SUKRITI KAKAR AND PRAKRITI KAKAR
Twin sisters Sukriti Kakar and Prakriti Kakar are the first twins in the Indian music industry, but interestingly, their careers took off individually, and they are proud of that. While they definitely bank on the USP of being the first set of twins in the industry, they won’t stop from working individually and that speaks volumes of their potential, choices, versatility as singers. As the twin sisters celebrate their birthday this month, TMM gets candid with them to know more about their individual taste in terms of lifestyle choices and more.
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Reaching For The Sky MASOOM MINAWALA
Meet Masoom Minawala, a digital-content-creator-turned –digital-entrepreneur. With over 1.2 million followers across all social media platforms, Masoom is one of the aspiring and most looked upon digital content creators in the country. Her content revolves around positivity, lifestyle, family, gender equality, books, travel, and more, and recently, she has started a new venture called @EmpowherOfficial, which aims to empower homegrown women-led Indian brands, bring visibility to them and elevate them to a global audience. She has also been a speaker at TEDxYouth@Wilrijk in Belgium and was put on HSBC’s list of leading female entrepreneurs worldwide. Additionally, she’s an equity partner and lead innovation & strategy at the e-commerce startup ‘The Cai Store’ too. In a detailed conversation with TMM, she talks about everything that makes her a successful woman and what keeps her going.
The Power Shot PRIYANK PANCHAL
Priyank Panchal is a shining star of the cricket world from the state of Gujarat and has been the first cricketer from the state who scored 300 runs in a single inning against Punjab. With many accolades and trophies shining bright at his home, it’s the zeal to play and learn more that drives this young player who is also an avid book reader. He believes that reading gives him an edge over others in terms of driving his mind in the right direction, helps him bring in more focus and attention to achieve his ultimate goal of playing in test matches at the international level. In a quick chat with TMM, the passionate cricketer talks about his journey so far and his inspiration.
NEXT IN LINE AKSHAY OBEROI
Born and brought up in the US, actor Akshay Oberoi feels that his connection with films is a gift from his father that made him passionate enough to live the dream of becoming an actor, and today, when he has made it, feels like a dream come true, where there is no scope for regrets. In conversation with TMM, he talks about his journey, the most challenging role till date, and why the concept of the director’s actor is misconstrued.
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Dreams Come True Jhataleka Malhotra
Jhataleka Malhotra, the first runner-up of Femina Miss India 2014 recently made her Bollywood debut with the film Tuesdays and Fridays, produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and T-Series. For the young actress, it was a dream come true and she believes that it happened because her mother always told her a famous quote by Walt Disney that she abided by throughout her life, which says, ‘If you can dream it, you can do it.’ While the promising debutant has impressed all with her acting prowess and is enjoying all the appreciation, TMM asks her the experience of working under the perfectionist and how the beauty pageant changed her life.
Man On The Rise Ajinkya Rahane
Oprah Winfrey once said, “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” When you look at Indian cricketer Ajinkya Rahane, he reflects the same power when he focuses on the ground and it’s his passion that has made him come a long way in the gentleman’s game. Ajinkya’s success story is incomplete without his family and he affirms, “Life is pretty empty without the presence of an immediate family. Regardless of any success on the field, the truest moment of satisfaction always comes after spending time with family.” Today he feels content with everything he has achieved and believes that it is all about mental toughness, the ability to deal with unknown adversities, and perseverance that helps one make a mark in the highest level of the sport. In a detailed conversation with TMM, the cover man talks about his life journey where there is zero scope for any regret.
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