Tag: #julymagazine2022

Delicious Backyard Food Minus the Grill

Summer barbecues are a popular tradition in the U.S. Grilling meat or veggies isn’t only a way to enjoy the great outdoors; it’s a chance to spend time with loved ones and friends. That said, sweltering summer temperatures can make a cookout untenable. Rather than cancel a get-together, simply change the way you prepare your favourite meals – or prepare dishes that don’t call for grilling. Here’s a look at some wonderful non-grilled foods for this summer!



Everything magical and good happens between June and August – the months of summer, the season of sun, sand and sea!

Summer is also synonymous with holidays, endless days of fun, parties and get-togethers where we take a break from work to bond with family and friends. While a good time to go off on a vacation, there is nothing like spending time with loved ones at home. And there, no space is better than the deck to soak in the outdoors. Here are some easy and quick ways to give your deck a makeover for the summer.


In movies, you are either the leading lady or the best friend. Bela Bajaria is neither. In fact, she takes the call on both parts and greenlights the script.

Just a few days before the much-awaited TV series “Stranger Things” Season 4 was released on Netflix, we spoke to Bela Bajaria, the head of Global TV Content at Netflix. It was probably the same week that TIME Magazine honored Bajaria as one of the 100 most influential people of 2021.

The Growing Tribe of Women Physicians

There has been a significant rise in the number of women physicians in the country. The increase in the physician workforce is proportionate to the steady increase in the enrollment of female medical students. 

Amidst the recent Graduation celebrations, two of the Graduate from AUA 2022 batch spoke to SEEMA about their inspiration, their journey in medicine and their advice to girls who may be considering following their footsteps into becoming female physicians and growing their tribe.

Musical maestro Annette Philip on finding her joy

Annette Philip an incredible vocalist, a professional recording and performing artists, a composer, pianist, AND the founder and director of the Berklee Indian ensemble, which brought South Asian music to the Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. 

Annette Philip is known for her dense choral arrangements and concept-driven productions with memorable collaborations with the likes of A.R. Rahman, Zakir Hussain, Bill Whelan and Buster Williams. The artist shared her incredible journey with SEEMA – from the backwaters of Kerala to the Back Bay in Boston.

Seema Jain is A Champion of Pluralism!

Seema Jain was a finance nerd until her job at Marriott International required her to push up sales. In the middle of the brutal 2008 recession, she spotted a group of Indian travelers at a nearby hotel. She wanted them to stay at her Marriott Residence Inn property.

Working closely with the general manager, Jain showcased its cultural amenities, including Indian breakfast, Indian newspapers, Indian TV stations, Bollywood nights, educating the staff on Indian culture. The Indian clientele increased from 15% to 30% within a year, and revenue soared. She was able to replicate these results for over 14 other cultures and communities, and became Marriott’s multicultural director.


Summer reminds us all of two things – the unforgiving heat and mangoes! How can we ever forget those? The summer break, for all those in school, is the most anticipated time of the year for them. It is when you develop new interest in trendy summer outfits, the different dessert recipes with preferably mangoes in them, the cool drinks that you can relish… All of which makes summer such a special season.

While we all love summer, the heat is unbearable. ere are some refreshing drinks to get you through that.


Do you love to cook but not have the time or energy to look up new recipes and count calories? Fret not, for technology can come to your rescue. We live in the digital era, and it should be no surprise that there are apps for meal planning, recipes, and even tracking food. Even if you are someone more comfortable flipping the pages of a traditional cookbook as opposed to downloading apps for recipes, you will be in for a pleasant surprise when you try some of the options listed here.


Fasion is the way we dress ourselves. Fashion is our form of expression for our personal clothing choices; choices that embody our interests, beliefs, and passions. Fashion is not only important for us to look pleasant to others, it is also significant for our own mental health: when we look good, we feel good. With the world now opening up post- COVID-19, and summer vacations around the corner, a trendy wardrobe selection is essential. If you’re traveling to a delightful destination during the summer break, these five fashion choices are guaranteed to satisfy your wants.

road trip tips


Road trips. Who doesn’t love them? Whether it’s with friends or family they are exciting and fun, provided you have everything in place.

Here are few essentials to ensure you to have the best time on the road.


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