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Cuddly  teddyYet another Valentine's Day has come bringing unrestrained enthusiasm with it and filling some fizz in everyone's life. The City is all set for the Day, to drape all lovers in the city in a swathe of gaiety and merriment. Chocolates, confetti, cool evenings and candlelight dinners. Flowers, Cards galore. Besides there are several other things you can do with several companies coming out with Valentine's specials and the hotels offering lovely packages.

Country Club
(Ph: 331 2000, 341 0150) is offering a scintillating music bonanza in which the pop singer Raageshwari will enthral the young audience with her all-time hits. And wait! The 'Golden Couple', selected from the participants, will be presented airtickets to Singapore. Hotel Taj Krishna (Ph: 650 9110, 650 9111), in association with Jalwa Event Company, is organising both 'Daytime' and 'Lovers' Nite' celebrations. The music for these celebrations will be contributed by New Delhi-based DJ Denver Woodhouse. Hotel Bassera (Sarojini Devi Road) has come out with a special event 'Flavours of Life' with variety shows during Valentine's party, Food festival, Cocktails, drinks and gifts. At Lifestyle (Begumpet), you can get a 'V-Day's' special discount of 10 to 60 per cent on all items. The colourful items galore here include heart-shaped bottles, foam balls, bath crystals, candles, soaps, bath gels, along with curtains, bedsheets and other dinner sets.

Glittering  Shoppers' StopShoppers' Stop
(Begumpet) is organising the celebrations in a very innovative way. A lucky couple, selected from the 'Lucky Draws' conducted from the competitions organised among all the Shoppers Stop outlets spread across India, will get unforgettable 'space flying' experience in the 'Illusion-76' spacecraft of the Russian Space Centre. They will also be taken into sky upto 80-thousand feet in Russian Fighter Aircraft 'MIG-23' to bestow them with once in a life-time experience. Crossword, the Bookstore in 'Shoppers' Stop' has already kicked off its Romance Week from February 8 till February 14. Rush to Cafe Coffee Day (Banjara Hills) anyday till Feb 14 and ensure a steal for Rs. 200. You will get two cups of coffee and two coffee coupons, one heart-shaped cake and 50 gms chocolates, one Valentine's card with space for your message and one stuffed toy.

'Romance  Week' at CrosswordMusic World
(Road No.1, Banjara Hills) is organising a fun-filled music event named 'Music World TVS Scooty Loveline' to thrill the lovers. The participants can also win prizes by participating in various 'Fun shows'. The prizes include wonderful collection of audio cassettes and CDs of world famous Love songs. Curtain Raisers, an event management company, is organising a special programme along with Royal Challenge and Provogue at the Nizam Club (Saifabad) for Valentine's Day on February 14. Bunty Bajaj Creations presents Santiago (White Rum's), a group from Goa (Obligato) with their Latino Theme - a Salsa Dance and Limbo Act at the Secunderabad Club (Cantonment) on the same day. Pantaloons (SP Road) is running special events and offers from February 2 to 14 to keep the valentine spirit alive.

Special  dressing for the DayFor those who want to enjoy the day staying indoors, the television channels are all set to fire the screen with evergreen romantic hits. Switch on Sony Max from Sunday to find a feast of love movies. A number of evergreen romantic hits like 'Bobby', 'Dil', Hum Dil de Chuke Sanam', 'Papa Kehte Hai', 'Betaab' and 'Ek Ladka Ek Ladki' are lined up for the week. The Hallmark Channel invites the viewers to celebrate the month with a romantic and touching four-part mini serial - 'Reach for the Moon'. The channel has also tied up with for a road show in the City which would travel to colleges and other hangout joints where they will have games and promotions revolving around the special show of 'Reach for the Moon'.

If you win a 'His and Her' special T-shirt pair in those shows, you can shake a leg or two at the Taj Discotheque freely. A tie-up with Pizza Corner by Hallmark also ensures the T-shirt winners a Love Meal. Sounds interesting....? And not all this! All the five-star and three-star hotels are set to make life more thrilling on the Valentine's Day with innovative programmes for the love birds. Free gifts and lunches and dinners are on the cards.

Exclusive  Valentine offerAn intimate evening can be good for your heart with an appetizing feast, too! Make this Valentine's Day special by cooking your loved one a healthy meal that not only delights the palates but also fills the heart. And don't forget the desserts? How about a romantic chocolate roll? Take time to relax this Valentine's Day. Set a mood to heighten the romance. Light the room with scented candles. Or, want to have a pizza for a change instead of a candlelight dinner? Hallmark has tied up with Pizza Corner (Road No. 3, Banjara Hills) to offer a special combination called 'Love meal'. And for all the girls? How about drawing your valentine closer after a sumptuous dinner? Gillette has come out with a specially created Valentine's Day pack that comprises the Gillette Mach 3 razor and a shave foam (priced at Rs. 325). Would you like to smother him with this?

Mini  boquet for your loveOver the years, Valentine's Day celebrations have ceased to be the exclusive purview of young lovers alone. Any two individuals who share a relationship - be it bosom friends, brother-sister, father-daughter or mother-son take this opportunity to express their feelings of affection and love. With the family structure remaining the focal point of our lives, a closer look at these ties will help enhance our belief in it. It is the perfect time, for a change, to ask parents to share their views on love, friendship and relationships and of course, the big day itself. The Day which is exclusive for Valentines.

Well, what are you planning for this Valentine's Day? If you are undecided as yet, take our word for it and have the time of your life by visiting any of the mentioned places.

-Gurrapu Srinivas
Photographs by: KP Devadasan

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