Nalini Akal performs Falmenco. PHOTOS COURTESY RICHARD LYDER

IF only the myth that somewhere out there is a magical elixir or fountain that guarantees eternal youth and beauty was actually true! Aging fascinates and at the same time scares most of us.

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