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Farah Naz Khan

Doctor, writer, and Bollywood aficionado

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Farah Naz Khan is currently wrapping up internal medicine residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Following that she will specialize in endocrinology at Emory. She holds an engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is passionate about pursuing a medical career in global health, particularly the growing incidence of diabetes in India. For more information, check out farahnazkhan.com.

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From Vyjayanthimala To Alia Bhatt: The Evolution Of The 'Thin Ideal' In Bollywood

Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor-Khan, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt make up just a handful of the clientele who rely on celebrity trainer Yasmin Karachiwala for their perfect physique. All of their stories are featured in Karachiwala's book <em>Sculpt and Shape</em>. Which leads us right to where Bollywood's portrayal of body image currently stands: sculpted and shaped, to a point beyond feasible for most people with day jobs.
03/03/2016 8:19 AM IST