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Archives: '05 Issue 04

New York
July 20, 2005

A Tale Of Two Cities

Text by Hina Oomer-Ahmed. Illustration by Divya Mahindra

Mumbai-born Hina Oomer-Ahmed, is a long way from home but ruminates about the fact that living in New York City involves the same heretic way of life – a heady mix of glamour and money, that lures dreamers from all over

Cottage Cheese Desserts

Creme de la Creme

Photographs by Ian Perreira. Cottage cheese desserts by pastry chef, Ashish Janardhan, Hyatt Regency, Mumbai

Verve goes soft on sweetened cottage cheese

Kajol, Bollywood Actress

Mum’s The Word

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographs by Dabboo Ratnani. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Make-up and hair by Mickey Contractor. All outfits by Manish Malhotra

On her self-imposed sabbatical from celluloid, she continues to revel in her real life role of mother to moppet, Nysa. But, you can’t keep a good actress away from the greasepaint. New mommy, Kajol, readies herself for a ‘comeback’, even as her 1995-runaway romance, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, is all set to become the longest running Indian film. Verve has a freewheeling chat with an actress always worth watching.

Chitrangda Singh, Bollywood Actress

An Intense Act

Text by Alpana Chowdhury. Photograph by Kerry Monteen

The low profile Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, a quality product of Hindi cinema, which garnered full houses, also unleashed a new talent in the form of the sultry Chitrangda Singh, says Verve

Gulshan Grover, Bollywood Actor

Cool Crossover

Text by Jayashree Menon. Photographs by Ashutosh Gupta

Revelling in the ‘second phase of his career’, veteran screen villain, Gulshan Grover, straddles the world of Bollywood and Hollywood with seamless ease. The man who hogged international attention with his ‘shifty eyes’, reveals to Verve why he delights in breaking free