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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Bollywood

The World According to Ash

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photographed by Mike Ruiz. Styling by Tanya Ghavri and Nazneen Harianawala.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s natural precociousness springs up at every twist in the traveller’s tale. Verve watches the ex-Miss World-turned-moviestar-and-homemaker switch from child to Inca queen, Bollywood dramatist to casual honeymooner, lost tourist to Disneyworld explorer, through loud giggles, flashing smiles, dramatic enunciations and passionate inflections, exploring a few of her many memorable journeys
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Vikram Seth, China
April 22, 2009

From China, With Love

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Illustration by Bappa

The reclusive writer Vikram Seth goes From Heaven Lake down memory lane. While at the University of Nanjing, young Seth, armed with a rare travel card, began a hitchhiking trip through the remote parts of China all the way to Lhasa, traversing difficult climatic zones and eating glutinous broth with pork fat floating in it. Verve finds the writer fondly nostalgic
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