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The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
September 26, 2010

Heritage Renewed

Text by Shirin Mehta

The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai re-opens after being ravaged by gunmen on 26/11, in a brighter, better avatar


Honeymoon Places

The honeymoon’s origins are romanticised, amusing, and even questionable. Anissa Putois goes through time, exploring its history and mystery, and suggests adventurous options for those with a taste for the extraordinary


One and Only Le Saint Geran, Mauritius

Candlelight Feasts

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photographs by Bamba Sourang

Michelin-starred gastronomic exclamations, exotic spa therapies, mother-of-pearl pedicures, personal butlers who unpack your bags, private excursions, water thrills...The One and Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius has all this and more to offer


Amangalla Resort, Galle, Sri Lanka
September 22, 2010

A Wedding To Remember

Text by Nisha Jhangiani

Standing proud as a perfect choice of an exotic destination, the Amangalla Resort in Galle, Sri Lanka, should be on the radar of every discerning bride-to-be on the lookout for the next wedding hotspot...


Shaina NC, Fashion Designer

The Wedding Album

Interviews by Shilpi Madan

More than the round-up of glittering events, the unending barrage of attendees and the spiel of seemingly endless rituals, what lingers on after the knot is tied are memories of the special moments of the big day, captured on camera forever. Four happily-married women rewind to the magic of their marital ditty


Banyan Tree Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
September 20, 2010

Sensuous Sanctuary

Text by Mala Vaishnav

Before hitting the cool, white beaches of Thailand, pause for a bit at the Banyan Tree in Bangkok for a serious bout of post-wedding pampering...


Renu Mehra

In Dazzling Company

Text By Nazneen Harianawala. Photographed By Fabien Charuau. Styling By Nirali Mehta. All Jewellery, By Renu Mehra. For Mahesh Notandass

Renu Mehra, glittering in the company of friends and fellow divas, speaks to Verve about the art and artistry of her jewellery, and what to look forward to in the bridal season


Sheetal and Biren Vaidya, Rose, The Luxury Jewellery Salon
September 18, 2010

Rocks By Rose

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographs by Ankur Chaturvedi

Sheetal and Biren Vaidya of Rose, the luxury jewellery salon in Mumbai and Delhi, relate a story of love, inspiration and breathtaking creations to Verve. For as Biren states, “Rose signifies beauty, power, rarity, fragrance and romance!”


Salman Khan, Bollywood Actor

Bachelor Boy

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Illustrations by Kunal Kundu

Always colourful, often controversy-ridden, sometimes mercurial, at times moody, a bit of a maverick but definitely a lover boy with strains of both the soft, chocolate romantic and the rugged action hero in his personality.... Salman Khan – the original hot bod – speaks about his life and loves, his fans and feelings, in an exchange with Verve


Deepika Padukone, Bollywood Actress
September 16, 2010

Deepika on a dream run

Text by Rukhmini Punoose. Photographed by Dabboo Ratnani. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Assisted by Nazneen Harianawala. Make-up by Mickey Contractor, for M.A.C. Hair by Anita Nayak. All Jewellery From TBZ Nirmal Zaveri. All Shoes, Watches, Bags, Luggage And Accessories From Louis Vuitton. Special thanks to Louis Vuitton and TBZ Nirmal Zaveri

White and gold. Pristine beaches. Lots of flowers.... And the right guy with her values and beliefs! Verve’s Cinderella-for-the-day, Deepika Padukone, has a chat with Verve about her expectations from life, love and a fairy-tale wedding