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Archives: '10 Issue 08

Saina Nehwal, Indian badminton’s blue-eyed girl, Badminton Champion

Super Saina

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographs by Vishesh Verma. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani and Nirali Mehta. Make-up and hair by Priya Todarwal. Location courtesy: The Taj Krishna, Hyderabad

Amidst the almost-silent swishing of the shuttles on court, a sports sensation was quietly in the making. But with three big back-to-back wins in June, Saina Nehwal caught the imagination of the nation. Verve gets upfront and personal with Indian badminton’s blue-eyed girl and the reigning World No 2 whose inspiring success story is fuelling new dreams

August 10, 2010

With his curly mop, shy smile and familiar form, he's continuously fired by his passion for the sport and his love for the country...

A R Rahman, Music Composer
August 06, 2010

A R Rahman: The Alchemist

Text by Supriya Nair. Photographs by Bajirao Pawar / RollingStone Magazine

There are those who bring the world home to India, and those who take India out to the world. But no one has done both as successfully as Allah Rakha Rahman. In a profile that looks back at over two decades of his music, Verve examines just how his work became a soundtrack for a changing country – and a film industry