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Angkor, Cambodia
August 27, 2009

Temple Gazing

Text by Uttara Shahani. Photographs by Arjun Viswanathan

Watching the sun rise over the temples, wandering through the ruins and exploring the mysticism in the figures that stand strong, Verve marvels at the wonder that is Cambodia’s Angkor


Chef Tso Kim Fu, Chef Enrico Luise

Bass Guitar

Text by Roopa Barua. Photographs by Sameer Belvarkar

A rich Italian plum-tomato and herb sauce. Or an oriental sweet chilli glaze. Verve discovers two deliciously distinct culinary traditions as she watches Chef Tso and Chef Luise transform sea bass in their own culinary styles


Rudra Salon & Day Spa, D Tress treatment

Head Over Heels

Text by Faye Remedios

Verve signs up for the D Tress treatment at Rudra Salon & Day Spa and discovers that going au naturel equals healthy, nourished locks


Kalari Kovilakom, Kollengode, Palakkad, Kerala
August 20, 2009

Inner Vistas

Text by Simone Dinshaw

Vacations can be demanding. How often have you returned from a week-long shopping spree in Dubai or a sightseeing holiday in Europe content but thoroughly exhausted? Perhaps it’s time to turn the focus inward and explore alternative rest options. Ranging from locations near the bustling city of Bangalore to one flanking the historical Palace of Rajasthan, Verve lists 5 soulful havens that offer something unique – the opportunity to delve within


Arjun Saluja, Fashion Designer

Ladies’ Men

Text by Sohiny Das. Photographs by Gulshan Sachdeva, Richard Pereira, Arjun Chippalkatti and Rahul Deep Balachandran

They leave women breathless and wanting more – with their creations. But these dapper designers have distinctly individual personal styles, which are slightly off the ‘crisp, pin-tucked, immaculate gentleman’ prototype. Verve gets chatty with the 7 poster boys of contemporary Indian fashion


Genelia D’Souza, Bollywood Actress
August 18, 2009

Not Just Sitting Pretty

Text by Sona Bahadur. Photographs by Vishesh Verma. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Make-up by Sonic, for M.A.C. Hair by Jyoti, for Kaaya and Kromakay Salons. Location courtesy: Hamilton Studio, Mumbai

She’s new wave. She’s old-school. She’s a mad hatter. She’s sorted. Genelia D’Souza is a quirky alchemy of contrasts. Bollywood’s perky beauty is also the perfect embodiment of New India’s easy-cool take on life. Verve finds the bubblicious actress doesn’t have to try too hard. She just is


Agatha Sangma, Youngest Minister in the 15th Lok Sabha
August 16, 2009

Yes, Minister

Text by Alpana Chowdhury

Agatha Sangma takes Parliament by storm


Krushnaa Patil, Young Mountaineer, Everest

The Air Up There

Text by Simone Dinshaw. Photograph by Sameer Belvelkar

Young mountaineer Krushnaa Patil conquers Everest, her own fears and millions of hearts


Rohini Fernandes, Radhika Nair, Animal Angels Foundation
August 14, 2009

Pooch Therapy

Text by Mamta Badkar. Photograph by Ankur Chaturvedi

Rohini Fernandes and Radhika Nair combine animal love with healing


Gitanjali Rao, Film maker
August 12, 2009

Painting in Motion

Text by Sona Bahadur. Photograph by Ankur Chaturvedi

Cannes winner Gitanjali Rao is an animation filmmaker of substance