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Archives: '10 Issue 12

Mira Gulati, Principal Designer and Founder of Mirari Jewels

Style Gem

Interview by Shirin Mehta. Photographed by Amit Dey

Mira Gulati, principal designer and founder of Mirari Jewels, in her own words, presents “a fusion of western simplicity with eastern substance...” in her personal attire which epitomises understated luxe. Her style has been described as ‘Indian romanticism meets Chanel chic’. A similar East-meets-West feel is evident in her jewellery designs – replete with dazzling diamonds, emeralds and rubies – which draw inspiration from a resplendent peacock or gossamer butterfly and then move, in luxurious manner, into the sphere of ‘Indian contemporary’. Trained for five years in the US at the Gemological Institute of America, as a jewellery designer and gemologist, Gulati claims that her work “is all about this country’s contemporary attitude towards design”. Verve meets up with the effortless dresser in her New Delhi home and discovers a designer with strong tastes and inspirations…one who loves to play the piano in her spare time and “do lots of yoga” to keep fit and fab...

Boman Irani, Bollywood Actor, 3 Idiots, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Being Cyrus
December 20, 2010

The Complete Entertainer

Text by Rukhmini Punoose. Illustrations by Kunal Kundu

He can make you laugh and cry with equal ease, having morphed from a humble actor into a self-assured performer who knows he excels at his craft and doesn’t need further validation. And Boman Irani has shed his inhibitions to find his place in the sun. Verve spends time with the actor, who walks the delicate tightrope between reel and real life, while balancing several hundred balls in the air

Ankur Vaid, Saurabh Shah, Mishal Raheja, Party Hard Drivers
December 18, 2010

Night riders

Text by Farah Palia. Photograph by Shweta Walawalkar

Ankur Vaid, Saurabh Shah, Mishal Raheja – the trio behind Party Hard Drivers – offer city party animals a ride home in safety

Chef Paul Kinny, Temaki, Inari Sushi, Californian Roll or Uramaki, Hoso Maki, Chirashi Sushi, Nigiri, Futomaki

Roll Model

Text by Sonal Vijay

You would have to be a Japanese wife to be able to tell the difference between your hoso maki and ura maki. Since most of us will probably not end up marrying a Japanese, Verve tries to crack the sushi code

Lindsay Groves, Certified Sommelier

Full-Bodied Flavour

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographs by Aparna Jayakumar

Certified sommelier Lindsay Groves pairs some hot dishes with cool wines. Verve discovers a lady with a passion

Shivangi Shah, Art Director, HiVve Designing Lifestyle Accessories

Cresting a creative high

Text by Kadambari Gupte

After dabbling as an art director for ad-films, Shivangi Shah found her metier with HiVve designing lifestyle accessories

Gordon Ramsay, Celebrity Chef
December 15, 2010

Celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay, adds his own brand of savoir faire to three very different London pubs that offer roaring fireplaces and contemporary pub food, to keep away the winter chill. Nisha Paul takes a ringside seat as she samples some good English ale

Pooja Dhingra, Le 15
December 14, 2010

Baking up a storm

Text by Farah Palia. Photograph by Shweta Walawalkar

Catering to the Who’s Who of Mumbai is a norm for Pooja Dhingra whose Le 15 creates luscious tarts and delicious bakes for gourmands

The Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
December 13, 2010

Living The Fantasy

Text by Mala Vaishnav. Photographs by Falguni Kapadia

The Taj Falaknuma Palace opened its imposing doors last month to reveal the famed opulent lifestyle of the Nizams of Hyderabad. Verve travels back and forth through time in a wonderland that has survived near dereliction and risen from its own ashes

Radha Shah, Chef’s On Board
December 12, 2010

On A Platter

Text by Kadambari Gupte. Photograph by Shweta Walavalkar

Customising food according to her clients’ palates, Radha Shah’s Chef’s On Board puts a variety of palate-pleasing fare on the table