"Rich&Beautiful" March is featuring KNOTTY: World's Lightest & Slimmest Multi-functional Folio/Clutch/Messenger or Laptop Bag.

World is spinning over faster and faster… Trends come and go but true classics persist. In the busy world of business and pleasure here comes the unprecedental bag that combines all you possibly need! KNOTTY ClutchBag is the first portable clutch bag of its kind that not only looks sleek and fashionable, but is also highly organized and compartmentalized so you can use it for work, laptops, play, and even dates. At KNOTTY brand, we want to capture the connection between what you wear, why you wear it, and how you wear it. The KNOTTY ClutchBag does just that – it fits where you are with where you’re going, and it looks great the entire time. Every brand in existence today treats bags as either fashionable and fun or professional and boring. There is no in-between. You have to come home and change your folio or work bag for something like a clutch that is more appropriate when you go out on the town. There’s no bag that is able to do it all for you, from just one structure No more switching after work. No more boring and generic work bags. Now you have your KNOTTY with perfectly organized and functional compartments! Not least, no more forgetting and loosing stuff due to bag switching… Wii-hiii! It’s a perfect solution for business people who appreciate their time. A dress to impress bag!
We are excited to welcome Co-founder & CEO of KNOTTY brand Mr. Saif Taj and designer Mrs. Tazeen Saif of for a few k-naughty questions.
R&B: KNOTTY has really revolutionized the understanding of the functionality and style of the bags! It is both a life saver and fashionable accessory. How did you guys come with the idea?
 
Saif: Clutches and folios are on the rise even with men as people want to carry light and have their everyday business utility items available on the go. In addition to this, people prefer having a single bag to meet all their needs – whether they’re going to a business meeting or having a casual day out. I realised that no multi-purpose bag like this was on the market, and decided to create one. We live in an age where convenience is essential. A bag like ours, which has an easy-grab pen pocket and dual slots on the rear for storing and swapping business cards, can provide great value to consumers. I know this because the concept for these features struck me when I was out travelling – I would reach for my pen and business cards and struggle to find them. And people buy laptop bags based on their tastes, and colours and designs are generally pretty similar across brands. So we decided to make our designs really unique. 
Tazeen: A bag isn’t just an accessory, it needs to fit in with who you are and where you are going. So yes – it’s a clutch, a folio and a laptop bag all in one! This concept really sets us apart.
R&B: What kind of background do you have in business and how did you guys meet? 
Saif: My father has been into the leather business for 43 years. He has played a long successful innings manufacturing and exporting Equestrian leather goods worldwide. But now retail is the new E-tail. It’s time to shift energies from wholesale to e-commerce sales as by the year 2025, 90% of all that sells will be online. So, its interesting to work simultaneously on two business modules where one sees the new opportunities to explore with design and sales channels whilst banking on the old ones.
My wife Tazeen is a housewife, always ready to listen to my ideas and goes an extra mile helping me to be more creative. She has amazing dressing sense and is filled with creativity whether designing a dress or turning things around, this way she keeps her life and mine balanced in all ways. (Smiles)
Tazeen: Well, as my husband Saif said, I am a housewife with no background of Leather.(Smiles) My father was in fruits business which is totally different from leather. But, living in this family opened new doors of genre. I am glad that designing Knotty ClutchBags was a new experience from designing my own wardrobe unfolded a new chapter in our life.   
Read the full interview in "Rich&Beautiful" March issue.
 Knotty project: www.kickstarter.com/projects/knotty/knotty-clutchbags-truly-inspired-by-clothing-designs-0 
Follow KNOTTY: 
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Lilith Fury: The face of body positivity

Diversity is being embraced far more in recent years and the fashion industry, long accused of discrimination, now has some gorgeous and glamorous plus-sized models. These women have millions of followers on their social media accounts, appear on magazine covers, adverts and on catwalks.

 

One of these beautiful models is Lilith Fury, a plus-sized Latina model and actress that is constantly on the go. Considered to be clever and outspoken, Lilith Fury cheekily introduces herself on her website and social media pages as a queer, Latina, and disabled plus-size model.

 

Her fans love her forthrightness, and down to earth personality that often shines a light on the not so pretty aspects of the plus size world.

 

Recently, she was denied verification on Instagram despite her extensive filmography, and celebrity status, and had several clothed images removed for nudity, despite being identical to images posted of thinner women. “There are a different set of rules on Instagram that fat women are held to, that others aren’t. It’s fatphobia, plain, and simple.”

 

Lilith herself has overcome her two decade long bought with anorexia, and body dysmorphia, to become a successful and sought-after celebrity. “You can’t hate yourself into someone you’ll love”, is her personal mantra. Good natured and with a moderate height of 5’ 4 ½” Lilith is also often fondly called Hobbit by her family and co-workers.

 

Fury is romantically linked to a former co-star, but the A-list actor and her keep a low profile, avoiding being photographed together.

 

When not busy with photoshoots or busy in a movie studio Lilith, with her hourglass figure, charming smile and sparkling eyes is an ardent fat liberation and disability activist. She is constantly fighting for awareness on issues of acceptance and believes that everyone has the right to have a positive body image, no matter what the expectations of society are. Fury insists that fat people should be allowed accept how they are, love themselves and stop feeling ashamed. That bigoted fatphobes need to learn to leave fat people alone.

 

Lilith is very active in the body positive community and has said that she is not here to be popular or create a persona that will be palatable to the masses. Being authentic is how Lilith believes that she can help bring about change in these perceptions about body image and she doesn’t care what others think.

 

Feeling comfortable in her own skin, she loves herself and her body and feels that where others choose to hate she chooses to love. This is the message that she ardently passes on when she is on one of her body-positive campaigns.

 

In-between Fury finds the time to write and is also a businesswoman who owns an online clothing store that sells body-positive T-shirts, home goods, and phone and laptop cases.

 

Modeling has embraced Lilith and her grace and beauty ensure that she has a crazy schedule. Constantly moving between Vancouver Canada, and the US like Seattle and Portland is difficult but her work achievements are rewarding. Lilith recently became the first size 28 to model clothes for the counterculture-related retail clothing brands Hot Topic, and Killstar.

 

Starting with a small role in the comedy Role Models (2006), Lilith’s appearances in films and TV include parts in the series The Haunting of Hill House (2018), Patient Zero (2018) and most recently The Boys (2020). Lilith’s future appearances include two films to be released in 2021.

 

As usual, four days of excitement and fun have been planned at the Washington State Convention Center in Downtown Seattle again this year. The annual Emerald City Comic Con is being held between March 12 – March 15, 2020. Attendees and fans will have the chance to chat with and get autographs from the cast of The Boys, including the voluptuous beauty Lilith Fury who starred in three episodes of Season 2.

 

For those fans that want to know a bit more about Lilith before they meet her at Emerald City Comicon, she is an avid reader and her all-time favorite movies are Return of the Living Dead, Nightbreed, Big Fish, and This is the End. Comedy, horror, fantasy and drama, Lilith enjoys them all.

 

An active girl, Lilith swims and cycles to keep fit and does love to cook, paint and bake when she has time. Lilith’s favorite leisure time activities include the role-playing game LARP or playing Magic the Gathering. Listen up everybody, the message is loud and clear, every person, no matter how different deserves love and respect. Lilith Fury is not allowing anybody to feel anything less than special, no matter how fat or what disability they have.

 

Don’t miss the chance to get to know this remarkable woman a bit better at Emerald City Comicon, in just a few days from now.

 

Visit Official Website

 

Or check Lilitt at IMDb

Inspired by surviving the California Wildfires, Bestselling author Catherine Bybee tells a story of hope and renewal in My Way To You

New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee has written thirty-four books that have collectively sold more than seven million copies and have been translated into more than eighteen languages.

CP: Hi, Catherine, it’s exciting to meet you!

CB: It's my pleasure. Thanks for taking the time to talk to me today. 

CP: When talking about yourself, you always outline that first of all you are a mother. Is it important to you, that your sons are proud of the work you do as a writer?

CB: It certainly factors in now. I think the key word there is "sons". Considering I've made a name for myself in romance novels... well you can imagine how that was received growing up. Their guy friends gave them a hard time and tried to read the kissing parts out loud which grossed them out. Their girlfriends always wanted copies. But as the dust settled, their views have changed. And now that they are 23 and 20, they are very proud of what it is that I do. At the end of the day, I'm just mom. And writing is my work. 

CP: Being best-selling author with more than 7 million sold copies of your books, your story echoes with the one of J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter creator. Similarly, she’s been a mother while her success in writing was not something she took for granted. Have you thought of this parallel? Do you somehow associate yourself with Joanne?

CB:  I can honestly say I've never thought of that parallel. At least not with J.K. Rowling in particular. However, I have met many writers that were also parents. We carve out time in the day and night, between kids, school, sports...and we write. In the end becoming successful is a surprise to us all. Never in a million years did I dream or believe I'd have the reader base that I do. Writers write because we have stories in our heads that need to come out. It doesn’t surprise me any longer that many of our stories are the same.

CP: When you were young, you moved to South California to become a movie star. Do you still have this dream?

CB: Do I stand in front of the mirror singing into my brush? Or shout out one-liners like, “No one puts Baby in the corner.” Yup. But I no longer have the desire to act for a living. I could see myself on a community theater stage as a cameo. I absolutely loved “becoming someone else” on stage. But now I can become every character and direct their actions and words with every page I write. So in a crazy kind of way, I achieved that dream.

CP: It was not always that you earned your living by writing. At some point you worked as a full-time nurse. Did you translate this experience in one of your books?

CB: Absolutely. My years as an Emergency Room RN in a level two trauma center often finds ways into my work. There is simply too much material in those years to now draw on it in fiction. I have characters that were nursing students, trauma nurses, ER doctors, doctors and Nurses Without Boarders. I’ve placed other characters in the hospital with sick kids, accident victims, and survivors of abuse. Not Quite Enough and Not Quite Forever are two that stand out. But several more have bits and pieces of my life as a nurse.



CP: When was this moment when you realized that writing is something you would like to do full time?

CB: I remember that day. I had written my first manuscript. A whole book with a beginning and a middle and an end. Characters grew and stuff happened and the book was awful and will never be published. But I learned that I could write a whole book and immediately got started on the next one. It was two chapters into Binding Vows I realized I wanted to do this forever. I re-read those chapters and told myself that I could do this. I told my then husband that I was going to be a writer. He asked what we were having for dinner.

CP: What experience did you put as a base of My Way To You?

CB: On July 22, 2016, the Sand Fire erupted out of the hillsides and onto my property of twenty years. My home was backed up against the Angeles National Forest with dense and moisture starved vegetation. California was in its seventh year of drought and that fire consumed over fifty miles of hillsides before it arrived at my doorstep. I was just pulling out of the fog my divorce had created and doing everything I could to keep my children in their childhood home so they could graduate from high school without a traumatic move. Only the universe had other plans. My home was spared, but much of my property and barns were not. I truly thought the fire was the hardship, but then mother natured dumped 200% of her normal rainfall and my property was covered in tons of mud for the next six months. Like with every difficult time, there are heroes in the mix. From the firefighters to the public works employees, I had so many blessings in that dark time. So what’s a writer to do? I wrote a book. I did everything in my power to give a voice to the silent heroes and show the world what it is like to survive such a difficult time.



CP: What is your biggest dream right now?

CB: I want to continue to do what I do and reach even more readers. I have very personal stories I want to share to inspire others to rise up and achieve great things. But at the very basic level, I want my family healthy and happy so we can grow old together.

CP: What would be your advice for the beginner authors who are afraid to take a big step and make writing their career?

CB: My answer to this is always the same. WRITE! Write the books and learn your craft. Rejections are part of the landscape so expect them, but don’t let them knock you down. Learn and grow and keep writing. This is the absolutely best job in the world and if you’re a storyteller, you owe it to yourself to try.



CP: Thank you so much for the interview! We wish you lots of success with the launch of My Way To You!

CB: Thank you for having me.

My Way To You by Catherine Bybee is on sale March 10, 2020. For more information visit: www.catherinebybee.com.

Haley Tibbs goes rock !

For her new single "Last Summer Rain" the singer has joined the rock story "Lost On The Way".

This project, created by german musician Matulla, includes over fifty song features with singer from around the world packed in a rough motorbike ride through the United States. "Last Sumer Rain" Is now out on Spotify and Bandcamp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXhOFhERa2U

Haley Tibbs is a musician, singer/songwriter, model, actor and mechanical engineer from Phoenix, AZ. She grew up in musicals and performing classically. At a young age she learned how to play guitar and started writing songs. She then moved to Nashville and recorded her first single which was streamed worldwide and accepted by Sony records. Haley has worked with billboard touring artists and local musicians from all over the world. She has performed around Arizona, Nashville and NYC and has been a part of shows in parts of Europe. Haley has recently finished her EP “Go Up”.

Haley has modeled in NYC, LA, Nashville and Phoenix. She has experience in print and runway modeling. She is published with Adidas, the Henna Shop, Flipside, Whipped Hair, Xenon 2016 calendar, and more. She has walked for designers of Arizona, New York, Los Angeles, Italy and Sweden.

Haley has worked on local films, national TV shows, moviesand touring shows. These include ABC Nashville, Nashville Spotlight, Beanies, Dream Big, etc.

http://haleytibbs.com/

Advista BioTech Eye Masks are the latest beauty must-have to end wrinkles and sagging under the eyes

Healing eye masks are fashion model Radi Budyounova’s secret solution to regenerate and revitalize skin cells 

Crow’s feet, wrinkles and bags under the eyes are three of the biggest issues individuals face as they grow older. Not only do these facial problems make you look tired, but they make you look older. In fact, you can look 10-years older than you actually are due to sagging skin. Advista BioTech has developed its all-new Eye Masks to help you combat problems that occur under the eyes using breakthrough cosmetic technology. 

Advista BioTech Eye Masks debuted in September 2019 during New York Fashion Week. Famed designer Andres Aquino introduced the gel masks at his fashion show. Attendees were fascinated with the healing gel eye masks and the results they  received. 

The innovative eye masks are the ultimate solution to skin problems under the eyes. Advista BioTech Eye Masks employ the use of Silicone Gel Sheeting  (SGC). The silicone sheets cover the scar area under the eyes allowing water to stay inside the skin. The hydrated skin enables cells to be renewed and healthy. Advista BioTech has included further innovation to the silicone sheets with added nutrients inside. They also provide nutrition and water to the eye area to remove wrinkled, sagging, and damaged skin, making it look renewed in just a few weeks. 

Since the eye masks debuted, the beauty-enhancing product has received praise from users all over the globe. A number of celebrities including actor David Banks, Miss Talent Abby Santiago, best-selling author Dr. Morissa Schwartz, and fashion model Jessi Stringer have all used and raved about the eye masks. 

Advista BioTech Eye Masks have not only won over celebrity customers, but the cosmetic product has been honored for the results they offer. The eye masks were honored with the Best Anti-Aging Product Award in 2019 at the Asia Medical Aesthetic Exchange Association conference in Korea.  

Advista BioTech Eye Masks are one of the beauty secrets of New York fashion model Radi Budyounova. The world-famous model is a brand ambassador for Advista BiotTech Eye Masks and uses the product to improve the look of her skin. 

Customers can order the Advista BioTech Eye Masks from Amazon. Each order comes with 10 pieces and a bonus anti-aging serum. The combination of the eye masks and anti-aging serum provides a truly cost-effective solution to your aging eyes. 

For more information on Advista BioTech Eye Masks and the celebrities who use the product, please visit Advista BioTech’s Instagram: @advistabiotech 

What makes Advista BioTech Eye Masks Unique

Advista BioTech Eye Masks are an innovative cosmetic product that is the ultimate solution for skin problems under the eyes. The award-winning eye masks use advanced technologies including embedded matrix elastic fiber, aqua micro-crystal gel, and human face ergonomic design to provide the ultimate healing for aging, tired eyes. A mere 40 minutes of use will have the skin feeling noticeably hydrated and smooth. 

Check list:

+Totally water-soluble and highly available to cells to promote renewal. Nothing is wasted and earth is cleaner.

+Multiple times use as long as you lightly rinse them and keep them clean. It is a great money-saving feature.

+Use from 40 minutes to as long as 8 hours when you sleep. Most other eye masks will be dry in 20 minutes.

+Safe to use overnight to utilize the best time when the cells are renewing themselves!

+Advista BioTech Eye Masks are transparent — you will not scare your loved ones 

+Cost-effective solution: 10 pieces in the box and a bonus anti-aging serum. 

+Produced with the highest standards: Good Manufacturing Standard, the FDA registered facilities. 

+Natural ingredients, EWG database safe, no GMO, no harmful chemicals and no test on animals!

For inqueries: 

Advista BioTech Eye Masks www.advistabiotech.com

Email: support@advistatech.com Phone: +1 714-367-6027
Advista BioTech 10805 Holder St, Suite 210 Cypress, California

 

 

 

    

 

 

     

 

AURELIEN DAVID: “I want to radically break down all boundaries between belief systems, music styles, languages!”

On the coverof "Como Life" March Issue: Aurelien David, French recording artist, singer and pianist. Aurelien shares his time between Germany, France and Israel. Aurelien David’s first album “Adon Olam” is an eclectic mix of pop ballad, influences from French Chansons and reinterpreted traditional Hebrew texts and melodies, accompanied by a piano arrangement inspired by classical composers.

His way of music started as early as at the age of 7. Later, Aurelien received classical training with renowned international concert pianists and singers. At 16 he made his mind to pursue a career as an artist. With the need of intellectual food, young Aurelien began to study engineering, politics and business. And upon receiving his master's degree at 21, Aurelien began his successful international career. 7 years later he founded his own company for international development cooperation. Since then, he has been traveling around the world working for government institutions, helping to realise sustainable projects. For a long time, he has been dreaming about reconnecting with his first passion by producing his own music. Inspired and surrounded by great people, he finally decided in 2018 to launch his own label and realise a project that is very important to him, the album "Adon Olam”.

Aurelien has always had a deep connection to Judaism and has always captivated by this musical heritage. The mission of his music is to radically break down all boundaries between religions, music styles, languages, the old and the new.

CL: Thank you for making the cover of March issue! How is it going with recording the full album?  When could we expect it to go on air? 

AD: My first Album Adon Olam, was fully released in Autumn 2019. It was a very  important project for me and a first step into the music business. I created this album out of a very personal motive without really thinking about how it would be received by the public. So it was so overwhelming to receive so many messages from people from all over the world that were listening to my music. Some of them knew the melodies and texts already, but liked these innovative arrangements very much, others discovered the music for the first time. I am already working on my next EP, which will be released in 2020. It will be quite a shift in music style compared to my previous album, and I am very excited about it! It will be a surprise.

CL: Being a successful businessman and travelling all over the world is more than a full-time commitment for many. You, on the contrary, successfully work and manage to have time for your hobbies. Could you share your time management secrets how to juggle it all? 

AD: I believe everything is about motivation and balance, I don’t see the long hours doing music or business as a burden, on the contrary, it nourishes my inspiration and creativity. Sport is a necessity, and meeting my friends and family is a very important part of the balance. I can’t stand still, I see each and every minute as an opportunity to do something, to learn something, I love to read or listen to audio books while travelling, mostly about history, art, politics or biographies. I always have 1000 projects and ideas in my mind, and it is something I need, it’s my engine. I try to live each and every day as it would be not the last but the only one.

Read the full interview in "Cosmo Life" March issue

Phinova & Anfisa: the story of success

Phinova & Anfisa is totally becoming a huge successful EDM duo. The duo which was formed in the autumn of 2015 in Shanghai, China, consist of Phinova (international MC and hypeman) and Anfisa known as DJ Anfisa (popular as a fashion DJ in Asia).With the release of their most recent single 'Bomb', a collaboration with Hip Hop producer J Strong, and the closing of a successful tour in China, they are now preparing to tour outside of ASIA.'Bomb' is their third release and follow up to their previous singles 'Power Bank' and 'With You'. Their first release "With you" rushed into the Spinnin Records talent pool and was featured on MTVrock official website and Billboard music. As a result, they also get involved with massive Instagram and Twitter support. "With you" was added to several playlists including the Spotify playlists and the single with huge streams in Google Play.The ever-impressive artistry of the China-based duo of Phinova and Anfisa has never failed to surprise the audience. Nominated as the best upcoming EDM artist in 2018, this dynamic duo has electrified the ambiance with their hard-hitting EDM release ‘Dedication’. As suggested by the title, this track is a motivational shout out to all those who are grinding their mental and physical health to reach the ultimate goal. The soul of this track relies upon the enchantingly energizing and heart-thumping beats. The inarguable proficiency of both artists can be well-observed through the dynamic impact of this sonic delight.The duo are quite active and popular on social media promoting their music. Besides Google Play, Soundcloud is used as a playground to release "non-official" tracks for free downloads, gaining about thousands or songs for Soundcloud blogs for repost.Before they started producing together as Phinova & Anfisa they have been active since a resident deejay / MC at different clubs in China. Phinova has been MCing for top 100 DJs such as Mike Williams, Bassjackers and Diego Miranda and performed in Japan, Korea, China, Ukraine and Russia so far, whereas Anfisa has performed as a Porsche and Baidu international and toured many festivals in Asia.Phinova & Anfisa are a creative duo with different mindsets creating a unique universe around them both in the studio and while they're performing.
Besides being very talented they also have lots of experience with LIVE touring, enabling them to perfect their craft, their dj and MC skills.

LC: Hey, guys, how are you doing today?

P: I’m doing pretty well and I’m so grateful to be here today with the “Lounge Club”.

A: I’m good actually dealing with the cold weather.

LC: We are so exited to have you on the cover. It’s especially cool since Anfica is famous as a fashion DJ. So my first question is to Anfisa: how would you describe your style?

A: My style is just a mixture of feeling and emotion as an artist I always try my best to recreate myself and my taste. I grew up in Russia were at my young age girls were so into getting updates in any type of new trending styles back in a day. But now is another vibe I have learned to listen to myself my, energy and my feelings. So I think my style is more like a freestyle without any boundaries.

LC: Do you mix brands in your closing same as tracks? What are your favourite designers?

P: That’s interesting! Anfisa and I are working to develop a clothing line so we don’t really think about other brands. We just do it according to the mood!

A: Exactly!

LC: Wow, that is so coll! We are looking forward to this launch, guys! Is chinese fashion different from European and US one?

P: Chinese society is almost 5000 years of history and the fashion scene is totally something intense and unique just as food and other sectors. But nevertheless Chinese youth are getting day by days close to Western fashion as they also riding according to the influence of social media. But I still appreciate some pure traditional Chinese fashion designers.

A: According to me there is a huge difference. In China tradition and culture will always be the front door of any fashion creation even if the modern society is taking over.

LC: What’s your favorite city you performed in China?

P: Shanghai is always the craziest place to perform the crowd can still follow the viens without the lyrics. 

A: Especially the lantern festival!

LC: So we understood Anfisa is responsible for beauty in your duo and phinova is more about music. Did we get it right?

P: Actually we both are just in to all the process together.

A: Yeah together! But we know already what we have to do and how the process will be. For example, we use our strengths and weaknesses to get the whole puzzle. And we just use a natural connection to know who and how we can make each decision as we know each other very well.

P: That’s really how we decide for dresses and tracks even a picture and the music we gonna perform and how the track gonna sound.

A: Any way I’m the one in charge of everything that concerns the beauty side the fashion taste with presentation.

LC: How did you guys came up together as a duo?

P: Anfisa is a real inspiration for me. We knew each other even before I get into music industry. She was already a great international DJ with a lot of experience. She’s my inspiration and kind of mentor. So I remember when I was playing as resident MC in Guangzhou at Hepburn Club we were always on the phone.

Read the full interview in the "Lounge Club" Ferbruary issue.

Follow Phinova & Anfisa:   Insta:  @djanfisa @phinovaentertainment    Twitter:  @phinovaofficial 

Download their tracks on:  ditto.fm/evolution-phinovaanfisa-featuring-rudybundini

 

Neil Nayyar: Get to know world's youngest multi-instrumentalist!

You won’t believe it! At the age of 14, Neil Nayyar has already mastered 107 different musical instruments. If you love a particular type of music, chances are, Neil plays it and he plays it well. Classical, Bollywood, jazz, rock, and sounds from all over the world flow from this musician, but this is not the only amazing thing about him. He is only 14 years old and getting better every day!
At the age of five years when most of the kids can just sing along to the tunes hearing from the media Neil’s parents realised his talent and how good he was to the instruments. After seeing his talent they got registered him for summer camps where Neil learned how to play several instruments. He has music teachers from across the world; China, India, Italy and several others remotely. Neil holds the Assist Foundation’s world record as the youngest person to play all those instruments from all parts of the planet. He is also recognised with Medal of Mayor given by Mayor Steve Ly of Elk Grove, California and has been awarded by World Records India for title “Worlds’s Youngest multi-Instrumentalist”.
CC: You’ve shaken the world by your talent, 107 music instruments - it’s unbelievable! When you take a new music instrument, what do you usually do? What is your process of mastering it? 
NN:
When I pick any new instrument, first I like to play without any help. I figure it out myself. Then I look for techniques on youtube or Books and learn them. Some instruments, I go offline/online take lessons with professional musicians/Teachers as well. To master, it takes time/dedication/focus. That is continuous process. I practice around 8 hours per day to refine my skills on variety of instruments. We, all musicians/artists keep refining as we move on on this journey.
CC: You’ve started playing at the age of 5. Do you remember your first steps as an instrumental player?
NN: I started with Drums. I remember I picked up drum sticks and started to make beats right away and amazed the kids.
CC: What was the first melody you played?
NN: My first melody was to play Drums along with Jai Ho Song from movie "Slumdog Millionaire" at school recital. That was my first performance at age of 6 or 7.
CC: That’s amazing! And at the age of 12 you’ve set a World record by playing 44 musical instruments. Were you recognised by the Guinness World Records?
NN:
We contacted them and waited for 8 months. But they were not able to figure it out to make it as a world record. Now I am working on my album which will include 107 world music instruments. We will submit this album for Guinness World records. Hopefully, they will approve it.
CC: Of course, we hope for you! Adding to this, music is not the only thing you've mastered. As far as we are concerned, you can paint, is good in martial arts and even Bollywood dance. Are you home schooled? 
NN:
Yes, I am homeschooled from grade 1 to up to now in 9th grade and will continue. It gives me more time and flexibility to adjust my schedule. I can choose my study time according to my schedule. 
CC: How do your coevals react to your extraordinary talent? 
NN:
I feel they get inspired when those kids meet me or see me performing or see my news. I love to see them play music. Music is a great hobby and fun activity.
CC: Are you coming from a musical family?
NN: No one in my family plays music. When I was around 5, my mom took violin classes for 6 months and lost interest. 
CC: Do you think you've inherited your talent? 
NN:
No one before me in our whole family played or plays music so far. I am the first one. When I was not born My Dad read in a book from library that classical music impacts heart and soul of baby while in womb. My Dad used to put Mozart music on womb, while I was in womb. Now you can see it has huge impact on me and making me world class musician. 
CC: You have a lot of luck: your parent are so supportive in preserving and developing your talent! Where do you usually train? Do you have a studio?
NN: For sure, parents support is a big plus, without their support, I cannot reach where I am today. They provide me all instruments/resources, lessons etc. I have few music teachers local in Elk Grove, rest of them I take classes through Skype globally. Due to nature of my instruments, I cannot find all teachers local. Teachers are from Italy, Spain, India, China, Canada, Middle East, England, Macedonia etc.
CC: Where do you store your multiple instruments?
NN: That is a good question. We do have two rooms where we store instruments. 
CC: Do you have any favourite instruments? If you would be forced to choose just one to play, what would it be? 
NN:
Then I will choose two, Indian Sitar and Saxophone.


Read the full interview with Neil in the recent issue of "Cosmo Chic".
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Neil's talent is greatly appreciated worldwide! Check out these pictures captured at Harlem Globetrotters: