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Archives: '05 Issue 06

November 20, 2005

Still In The Pink

Text by Alpana Chowdhury

From the moment you land at Jaipur’s red-stoned airport to when you leave it, frisked by unbelievably polite security staff, you are made to feel special and wanted. Verve exults in the pink city’s time-honoured hospitality

Lisa Ray, Model-Turned-Actress

Watered Down Glamour

Text by Hina Oomer-Ahmed

Globetrotting model-turned-actress, Lisa Ray, quietly resurfaced (after Bollywood/Hollywood) on the horizons of Hindi cinema after a long hiatus, with Water, a film that has made waves at the Toronto Film Festival.

Suniel Shetty, Bollywood Actor
November 18, 2005

Big Brother, Father Figure

Text by Jayashree Menon. Photographs by Hardeep Sachdev

His only ambition was to play cricket for India when he grew up. He now dons many caps with consummate ease. Actor, producer, entrepreneur, family man, Suniel Shetty is on a winning wicket with his fast-growing chains of restaurants and boutiques. Verve has a ‘hair-raising’ encounter with the mature star, affectionately called Anna in film circles

Bapsi Sidhwa
November 17, 2005

Down to ‘Earth’

Photograph by Kunal Kulkarni

On her recent visit to Mumbai, award-winning novelist, Bapsi Sidhwa, speaks about penning her first novel in secret, surviving a bomb scare and her love for the Parsi community

Ridge Forrester
November 16, 2005

Still Bold Still Beautiful

Text by Shaista Vaishnav. Photographs by Akash Mehta

For 18 years, as tele-soap star, Ridge Forrester, he has sent women and girls into a swoon with his arresting looks and deep baritone. In India, to promote his new album, the actor-singer chats with ardent fan, Shaista Vaishnav, who proclaims that at 53, Ronn Moss still rocks!

Bipasha Basu and John Abraham

Torrid Zone

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographs of Bipasha Basu by Atul Kasbekar. Photographs of John Abraham by Harsh Man Rai, Courtesy: Man's World. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Bipasha Basu: All outfits, from Gianfranco Ferre’s Fall/Winter 2005-06 collection. Make-up by Vimi Joshi, for M.A.C. Eyes, hush smes, paradisco, navy eyekohl, perwink mascara; cheeks, rule smes, silver dusk highlighter; lips, orangecream pro gloss; skin, moisture feed skin, studiotech. Hair by Madhuri Nakhale. Retouch artist: Sudhir Gautam. Location courtesy: Seijo and the Soul Dish

She burns up the screen with her slinky curves and bold moves...he’s the hunk who fuels countless female fantasies. Sizzling duo, Bipasha Basu and John Abraham are now poised to make a fresh impact on celluloid with offbeat career moves. Verve has a candid exchange with the coolest couple in tinsel town

Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
November 15, 2005

A Royal Treat!

Text by Mala Vaishnav. Photographs by Falguni Sheth

Regal living, blue-blooded pedigree, ceremonial cuisine, valuable bequests and a private lake to boot. Indeed, the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur promises a winning experience