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Archives: '09 Issue 03


Asin, Bollywood
March 26, 2009

The Enchantress of Kochi

Text by Sona Bahadur. Photographs by Jatin Kampani. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Make-up and hair by Namrata Soni. Make-up products from Estee Lauder.

Sultry as sin, she brings a whiff of the beautiful south to tinsel town. After a scintillating debut opposite Aamir ‘eight-pack’ Khan in Ghajini, Asin is being hailed as the next big import from Kollywood into Bollywood, inviting comparisons with the legendary Sridevi. Verve meets the elfin beauty with the payasam voice to figure just what the fuss is all about


Woodside Inn

Twenty-six-year-old executive, Aditya Parikh, decided to set up a ‘Thursday Drinkathon’ with a few friends, where young people get together post-work at a common location (generally in the Mumbai downtown area) to grab a few cold ones. It is networking, unwinding and partying all rolled into one. A peek into two of the many London-esque pubs that have sprouted in Colaba


Ryan and Keenan Tham

Curly Fries, Crunchy Crabs and a Patisserie called Tart

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photographs by Nilesh Acharekar

As the young flood Mumbai post international living, education and exposure, Verve finds that the city is quickly adapting to their exacting demands and needs, giving rise to a dynamic, fast, racy and global trend. The bagels are lathered with cream cheese, the burgers are juicy and there is authentic dim sum and then some. Warmth and attentive service are their mantra. The choicest of downtown Mumbai’s happening youth-run establishments open their doors to share their unique experiences and tantalising recipes


Zoya Akhtar, Director, Luck By Chance
March 18, 2009

The Zoya Effect

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photographs By Abheet Gidwani

Luck By Chance (LBC), a film visualised in Goa, worked on for seven years, which finally saw daylight in 2009, catapulted debut writer-director Zoya Akhtar into tinsel-town limelight. Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani’s daughter and Farhan Akhtar’s sister has the Midas touch herself, with a self confidence that appears to be cultivated from over a decade of hard work. Verve finds her enjoying the journey


Fateh Garh, Udaipur

Contemporary Palace

Text by Devanshi Mody

Travel to Udaipur and discover a right royal property. Newly opened and straight out of a fairy tale, Fateh Garh, is a 150-year-old derelict palace, transposed bit by bit, onto a soaring hillside. Verve attends the recent soft opening and discovers a contemporary hotel owned by the dashing Jitendra Singh Rathore better known as JSR


Istanbul, Turkey
March 14, 2009

Meyhane experiences

Text by Arti Dwarkadas

Verve tastes her way through the local cuisine in Istanbul


The Fresh List
March 12, 2009

The Fresh List

Interviews by Sona Bahadur, Eva Pavithran, Supriya Nair, Mamta Badkar. Styling by Apsara Oswal, Realisation By Lamya Bhatri

Verve celebrates bright young talent


Bodrum, Turkey

Turkish Trail

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photographs: Sitanshi Talati-Parikh (Bodrum, Anatolia, Cappadocia); Turkish Tourism (Istanbul)

Caught up in a whirlwind, you are swept from place to place, in this age-old vast expanse of Eurasian land. Verve explores the five top spots in Turkey