Isha Ambani sangeet will see dance performance by BFF Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra will be performing at Isha Ambani's (R) sangeet in December this year.

Priyanka Chopra and Isha Ambani are the best of friends. Isha was part of Priyanka’s bachelorette party in Amsterdam earlier this year, and before that, Priyanka and her fiance Nick Jonas were at Akash Ambani’s engagement party in Mumbai.

In September this year, Priyanka was among the very few guests who were at the Ambanis’ party for Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal’s engagement at Lake Como in Italy.

Now, buzz has it that Priyanka Chopra will be performing at Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal’s sangeet, that is to take place in December this year.

Filmfare quoted a source as saying that Priyanka’s performance will be part of a group and that they have already begun preparing for the big day.

Mukesh and Nita Ambani’s daughter Isha is getting married to Ajay and Swati Piramal’s son Anand in December this year and the families have already begun the celebrations.

Isha Ambani kicked off her wedding celebrations with a dandiya night over the weekend.

Before that, the Ambanis offered the first invitation card of daughter Isha’s wedding with Anand at the Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai last month.

WHEN ARE ISHA AND ANAND GETTING MARRIED?

On Tuesday (October 30), the Ambani and Piramal families announced in a statement that Isha and Anand are tying the knot in Mumbai on December 12 this year.

PRE-WEDDING CEREMONIES

Isha and Anand’s pre-wedding festivities will take place on December 8 and 9 in Udaipur. The Ambani and Piramal families will partner with with artisans and craftsmen to integrate local culture and traditions into the festivities.

The Ambanis and Piramals are throwing a lavish two-day party for their close friends and family members in Udaipur on December 8 and 9. Several Bollywood stars are expected to perform at the two-day festivities. Reports also say that American pop sensation Beyonce will entertain guests at the sangeet ceremony.

Anand Piramal proposed to Isha Ambani at Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra earlier this year

In September this year, Isha and Anand celebrated their engagement over three days at the picturesque Lake Como in Italy. The Ambanis and Piramals hosted 600 guests from all over the world at the lavish three-day parties in Italy this year.

VENUE OF PRE-WEDDING FESTIVITIES AND WEDDING

Isha and Anand are celebrating their pre-wedding ceremonies with their friends and families in Udaipur on December 8 and 9.

On December 12 this year, the grand wedding is to take place in Mumbai. The Ambani residence, Antilia, will most likely be the venue for the couple’s wedding.

STATEMENT FROM THE AMBANIS AND PIRAMALS

A statement from Mukesh and Nita Ambani and Ajay and Swati Piramal on October 30 evening read:

“We are delighted to share that the marriage of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal will take place in the residence of Shri Mukesh Ambani and Smt. Nita Ambani in Mumbai with family members and close friends on 12th December, 2018. The ceremonies will be performed in accordance with Indian traditions, customs and culture.

“During the weekend prior to the wedding, the Ambani and Piramal families will host their friends and family in Udaipur, where they are partnering with artisans and craftsmen to integrate local culture and traditions into the festivities.

“Both families seek the blessings and good wishes of everyone for Isha and Anand as they start their journey of togetherness.”

AMBANIS AND PIRAMALS

The Ambani and Piramal families have been friends for over four decades now. Isha and Anand were childhood friends who fell in love with each other. Mukesh and Nita Ambani and Ajay and Swati Piramal’s friendship dates back to the 70s. It was at the Piramal house where Mukesh Ambani courted Nita.

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9 Things To Buy On Black Friday That Will Save You Money

Most of us are pretty irrational when it comes to our spending habits. We don’t think twice about small daily purchases — but if a price tag crosses a certain threshold, we start to feel uncomfortable about our buying decision.

This mindset is not good for your bank account. Small purchases are usually low-value and have a very short gratification period. Larger purchases, while a bigger investment, usually pay for themselves and continue to improve our lives over time.

With all of the holiday sales starting, now is a great time to start thinking harder about the things you buy.

This Black Friday I challenge you to rate purchases in terms of value and long-term return. Avoid picking up a bunch of cheap things just because they’re a “great deal” and go for items that will improve your life and save you money next year. Here are nine examples of purchases that check both boxes and are even better buys on Black Friday.

1) Restaurant Gift Cards

You probably don’t have every weekend planned out for 2019 but one thing I can guarantee you’ll do is eat at your favorite restaurant.

On Black Friday, many restaurants offer a bonus gift card when you purchase a certain denomination (you’ll see deals like buy a $100 gift card and get an extra $20). This is a great way to lower your food spend in 2019 without changing your eating habits. Just check the fine print as some “bonus” gift cards will need to be spent by a certain date.

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2) Fitness Equipment with Live Classes

Fitness classes are a great way to stay in shape. But they can get expensive. A spin class costs $20 on average, and that price can be even higher at some studios. Attending class three times per week means you’re likely spending at least $250 per month or $3,000 per year on spin class.

If attending classes in person isn’t a priority for you, then purchasing an at-home solution can help you meet both your fitness and financial goals.

Fitness equipment with live classes, like a Peloton bike, are often viewed as fancy and expensive but when you break down the costs, they are usually much cheaper. Peloton’s 0% financing options currently allow you to pay $58 per month for their equipment and $39 per month for their membership. That means your all-in cost is about $100 per month — or less than half of what you’d pay at a studio.

3) Blender

That post-workout smoothie from the shop next to your gym might be great for your health but it’s destroying your food budget. Splurge on a fancy blender instead and make your own at home to seriously cut costs.

Even a top of the line blender like a Vitamix (starting at $289.95) will pay for itself in a few months if a smoothie stop is part of your regular routine. As a bonus, owning this new appliance may also inspire you to make your own almond milk or soups and further reduce your food spend in 2019.

4) Cooking Equipment and Meal Kits

Millennials are known for our love of dining out but while fast casual restaurants and delivery services are extremely convenient, they’re often not great for our health or wallets.

Learning how to cook a few of your favorite dishes well can save you tons of money and calories. Plus it’s a pretty useful life skill to have.

A great way to get started on your cooking journey is to opt into a meal-kit delivery service like Sunbasket or Blue Apron, both of which are currently offering $60 off. Their easy-to-follow recipes and home delivery make cooking a breeze for even the most novice of chefs. And if you need basic cooking equipment to get started, there are countless Black Friday deals you can take advantage of.

5) Wardrobe Staples

The avalanche of promotional Black Friday emails from retailers have already started. Most people open those emails, spot a few things they like, and make an impulse purchase. When the item arrives, they maybe wear it once or twice and then forget about it because it wasn’t practical or something that they even really wanted.

Just because something is on sale doesn’t mean you should buy it. (Repeat that three times.) Instead, take advantage of low prices by buying high quality wardrobe staples that will constantly be in rotation and can handle the wear.

An easy way to determine if an item is worth buying is its cost per use. Divide the cost by the number of times you think you’ll wear the outfit in a year.

6) Coffee or Espresso Machine

If you love your morning Starbucks run, this is not for you. But if you get annoyed every time you see a $5 latte listed on your credit card statement, then investing in a top quality coffee or espresso machine can save you a ton of money.

You can replicate exactly what the barista is doing at your favorite coffee shop, but for a fraction of the cost. And since you control the inputs, you can even get your daily brew to the point where it tastes exactly how you want it to.

7) Sports Equipment

Repeatedly renting sports equipment like a paddleboard or ice skates can get expensive. If there’s a hobby you enjoy that involves equipment rental, tally up how much you’ve spent on your rentals this year. Chances are that if you rent often, it may be cheaper to buy. And owning may incentivize you to indulge in your hobby even more than you already do which should make you happier.

8) Annual Park Passes

Paying an admission fee every time you want to visit one of your favorite places can add up. Getting a discounted annual pass to your local national park or theme park means you’ll always have a fun place to go and your cost per visit will go down.

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WWDC 2018 Keynote Invites Sent by Apple, Will Be Live Streamed

WWDC 2018 Keynote Invites Sent by Apple, Will Be Live Streamed

Apple has invited the media for this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote address, which will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, on June 4 at 10am PT (10:30pm IST). The venue is the same place where a large number of developers will come together to see the new beta versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS as well as some fresh developer tools and updates to Swift. However, we can expect some of the major announcements at the keynote that will set the base for the entire WWDC 2018 that is scheduled between June 4 and June 8. Apple has additionally confirmed through a banner on its official site that the keynote will be live streamed.

The invite for the WWDC keynote doesn’t confirm any details about what Apple is announcing this year. Nevertheless, it is safe to say that the Cupertino giant will at least announce iOS 12, macOS 10.14, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 alongside revealing some key tweaks to Siri to make it a tough competitor against Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. With certain improvements to Siri, we can also expect that the Tim Cook-led army will showcase some new HomePod features at the stage.wwdc 2018 invite WWDC 2018

Last year at WWDC, Apple unveiled the new MacBook Pro and iMac models and previewed the iMac Pro and HomePod. This hints at the arrival of some new hardware developments for this year as well. If we believe some past reports, the company may unveil the iPhone SE 2 at the venue. There could also be a “budget” MacBook variant that will likely to replace the existing 13-inch MacBook Air. A recent report, citing some supply chain sources, claimed the delay of the new MacBook model, though.

For app developers, Apple is speculated to bring a list of changes related to Swift language and Xcode IDE. There might also be some announcements to improve the app experience on iOS devices.

Apple fans will be able to watch the WWDC 2018 keynote live. Since September 2017, Apple is offering live streaming of its keynote sessions across all the major Web browsers, including Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome in addition to Safari and Microsoft Edge. Therefore, watching the keynote live isn’t likely to be an issue even for non-Apple users. Apple, however, prefers users to watch its live streams through Safari on iPhone, iPad, or Mac, or on Apple TV through the Apple Events app.

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The simple formula that will help you beat lifestyle inflation

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“I can afford it” is a thought that will stop you getting rich. It’s especially bad if it crosses your mind after you receive a raise or a new, better paid job.

Like all the most-effective lies, it is built on a destructive truth. You probably can afford whatever it is you want because you are making such a great salary here in the UAE. It’s probably also something you have always wanted. Now, it’s within your reach.

I had a teacher friend who used to pull up to work every day in a new luxury convertible. It was a very pretty car. One day I asked her about it. I thought she might be independently wealthy or have a husband making way more money than we do as teachers. But, no.

She told me something I’ve heard many times since moving to Dubai: “I figure, I’ll only be able to afford it now, while I live in Dubai, and why not live a little?” She bought it on credit, and followed that up with: “It’s probably why I’m not saving much money.”

In the financial independence world, we refer to that as “lifestyle inflation”. Basically, as you make more money, you spend more of it on nicer and nicer things – because you can afford it. There’s always something else to buy, no matter how much money you make and what you’ve bought before. Thank you capitalism.

 

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