Archives: '05 Issue 05
The social and political marvel that is India is as much an attraction to the US as its economic and military promise. First-hand witness to Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh’s warm reception on the White House South Lawns recently, Verve takes a fresh look at the relationship between two great democracies
It goes beyond being a mere documentation of two poignant events. Writer, Asra Nomani’s latest book, Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam, has proved both a personal and social turning point, creating no mean furore among fundamentalist Islamist circles. Verve meets the former Wall Street Journal reporter in New York.
A cool dude with a tendency to walk on the wild side, he’s made more news for his real life shenanigans than for his reel life roles. Caught in a rare introspective mood, Zayed Khan – fresh from the sweet success of his latest flick, Dus – gives unusual glimpses into his sensitive side in an interaction with Verve
An ill at ease backbencher who craved invisibility...a natural performer in school skits...a Bohemian beachcomber Down Under...Bollywood’s smouldering new discovery...Sushmita Sen’s hot consort.... Verve meets D’s leading man, Randeep Hooda – the man with the coiled cougar aggression – to discover a suave actor who celebrates a palpable sense of self.
Being a star wife apparently failed to satisfy Sussanne Roshan, who went on out and built herself a career with soft furnishings. The inaugural special edition line, designed with Zeba design representative and interiors veteran, Krsna Mehta, is poised to hit the stores with a stylish bang. Verve checks in with the enterprising two, celebrating their new partnership
He’s exuberant and enthusiastic. She’s reserved and reticent. Together, they make sweet music. No wonder then that their alter egos – Karan and Nandini Virani of the daily prime time soap, Kyunki...Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi – were voted the most popular tele-couple at the Star Parivaar Awards this year. Ververeal life husband-wife, Hiten Tejwani and Gauri Pradhan, who celebrate their togetherness, even as they cherish the spaces in their relationship.
A deeply personal encounter with Bollywood’s ‘Barbie’ – the maiden with the porcelain skin, melting eyes and sculpted curls. Dia Mirza celebrates her childhood, her tryst with Hindi films and the fact that actor and most favoured co-star, Salman Khan, is such a gentleman. This ‘doll’ is for real, discovers Verve.
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