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Archives: '09 Issue 11


Phoenicia, New York
November 27, 2009

Going Wild

Text and Photographs by Mamta Badkar

Dust-choked metros and stressful jobs usually leave us sapped of creativity. Poets, rueing this, have for centuries pointed us towards nature. Verve escapes to Phoenicia, upstate New York, and finds that going away from civilisation is easier said than done


Niagara Falls

Smashing falls

Text by Suketu Kapadia

Nature created the Niagara Falls 10,000 years ago. Verve revels in the stunning beauty that has changed but not faded with time


Chef Madhu Krishnan, Chef Pavan Kumar

Game for Quail

Text by Vinod Advani. Photographs by Nilesh Acharekar

A fine alternative to chicken, quails are cooked up in two distinct ways by The ITC Maratha Mumbai’s Chef Madhu Krishnan and her star pupil, Chef Pavan Kumar. Verve tastes the results


Veda, New Delhi
November 23, 2009

Restaurant chic is in. Today, great cuisine must be married with fabulous interiors. The trend for simplicity is over – elaborate, over the top, themed or sheer luxury provide moods and foods for the gastronomically inclined. Verve sifts the eateries that provide atmospheric cuisine to revel in


Tarana Sawhney

Of Canvases And Crests

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographs by Amit Dey

Tarana Sawhney is a fashionista with a mission and has a home that fits the bill perfectly, both stylish and rooted in historical relevance. Verve meets the young lawyer, fund-raiser and homemaker in her 50-year-old Delhi bungalow and discovers a lady of many parts


Designer Rachana and Lokmat Group CEO Deven Darda
November 21, 2009

Savoir flair

Text by Supriya Nair

Designer Rachana and Lokmat Group CEO Deven Darda cherish their big-city space where edgy chic is overlaid with ethnic accents. Verve takes a look


Gayatri Ruia, The Palladium, Phoenix Mills

Mall on the Mill

Text by Shirin Mehta

The Palladium at Phoenix Mills, offers a shopping destination to rival any international address. Business development director, Gayatri Ruia, speaks to Verve of the project that is particularly close to her heart


Deepika Padukone, Bollywood Actress
November 19, 2009

Killing them softly with her smile…

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photographs by Prasad Naik. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Make-up and hair by Subhash Vagal

She responds to questions with wide-eyed innocence. She will giggle and toss her head, even shriek with laughter. But to get her to reveal her innermost thoughts is a real job, discovers Verve as she engages Deepika Padukone, voted the ‘Hottest Girl on Earth’ by a men’s monthly, in a freewheeling chat


Digvijay Singh, Ahmedabad based NID graduate
November 17, 2009

Dig it!

Text by Supriya Nair

Ahmedabad based NID graduate Digvijay Singh begins his organic fashion odyssey


Nidhi Singh and Gaurav Gupta

Green Goes The Tee

Text by Supriya Nair. Photograph by Akshay Kulkarni

Nidhi Singh and Gaurav Gupta have designs on the casual staple