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Archives: '13 Issue 12

December 31, 2013

When Crab Meets Chilli

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographs by Khushboo Agarwal and Sukil Tarnas

In Chennai, Senior Executive Chef Ajit Bangera and Chef Lambert Chiang conjure up two culinary offerings with crab, buckwheat noodles and gochujang that break geographical boundaries.

Anna Sui

A Sui-Eet Life

Text by Smriti Dhingra

Iconic designer Anna Sui talks about the process behind the creation of her new fragrance – la vie de bohème

Flower arrangements by Gurleen Puri

Those Sizzling Shindigs

Text by Neha Gupta

Fisherwomen greetings, Avatar lamps, old barber chairs – three party planners, Gurleen Puri, Neelabh Kapoor and Dave Chang, relive experimental themes in entertainment

You Are Cordially Observed….

Text by Papchi S. Illustration by Farzana Cooper

Verve’s louche Tinkerbell flits through the party scene and reports, unscathed, on the merry goings-around

By Invitation Only

Text by Viseshika Sharma

Throwing the perfect party is an art that takes practice and attention to detail. Verve speaks to five dazzling hosts on the social circuit, who share their party checklists from picking the right theme to caring about a handwritten thank you note, while always remembering the personal touch


Billionaire Bashes Of Yore

Text by Wyanet Vaz. Illustration by Soumya Kumar

Verve takes a trip down memory lane to recall the high octane that once shone bright....

Priyanka Chopra for Verve Cover

Little Grown-Up Girl

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photograph by Dabboo Ratnani

Priyanka Chopra has had to take leaps and become an adult when her peers were bunking school. She’s tumbled into several coming-of-age moments; ones that define her and some that continue to plague her. The top-rung Hindi film actor and experimental singer opens up about her self-esteem issues, growing up, making mistakes and finding herself

Ekta Kapoor for Verve cover

Czarina Of Celebration

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photograph by Dabboo Ratnani

Straddling the small and the big screens with her famous Midas touch, Ekta Kapoor has every reason to raise a toast to her life. No wonder then that she is a warm host and a coveted guest on the party circuit. She speaks about the real essence of celebration....

Karan Johar for Verve cover

Hosting A Hit

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photograph by Dabboo Ratnani

He is the host with an innate ability to make his guests feel welcome and at home. One of the most popular personalities in show business, he can liven up an evening with his charming personality and witty repartee. A man of many roles, Karan Johar unwinds about the different hues of celebration

December 29, 2013

Creatures of the Night

Illustration by Wyanet Vaz

You can't miss them and you might be one of them. Verve (wickedly) catches the faces at every gathering