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Archives: '13 Issue 09


Chef Kamarudin Bin Dali and Chef Joy Bhattacharya: a flash in the pan

Well-Done, Please!

Text by Neha Gupta. Photographs by Ankur Chaturvedi.

Shallots thrown in with the juiciest meat and tossed over a friendly rouse of fire, amazes Neha Gupta as she watches Malaysian Chef Kamarudin Bin Dali and Indian Chef Joy Bhattacharya prepare delectable concoctions with herbs and spices


Fish-n-Chips
September 24, 2013

Tripping Over Tapas

Text by Sonal Ved.

When it comes to pre-wedding soirées, appetisers are the new entrées. Sonal Ved talks about small plates at large


Le Sutra, Mumbai
September 23, 2013

The Le Sutra art hotel is a spiritual haven inspired by Indian mythology and the three universal gunas


The Lalit Grand Palace, Srinagar
September 22, 2013

Silent bystander of the many sagas of romance and revolution that never ceased to cause flutters in the ‘paradise on earth’, The Lalit Grand Palace, Srinagar, has slipped into a modern, contemporary avatar, while consciously celebrating its royal lineage


Manish Arora, Toni & Guy
September 21, 2013

The Mane Course

Text by Wyanet Vaz.

As celebrated hair-styling brand Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe makes their official debut in India, Global Hair Ambassador Mark Hampton joins Verve for a cosy tête-à-tête


Srinagar, Kashmir
September 20, 2013

Shikaras And Sheermal

Text by Mala Vaishnav.

‘Vision Kashmir’ may have faltered a bit but the elemental embrace of Nature has won over visitors who throng to Srinagar’s lakes and gardens and relish the rich cuisine. MALA VAISHNAV reports on the fragile grandeur of a valley that rings with nostalgia


Sri Lanka
September 19, 2013

Experience luxury amidst a plethora of flora and fauna at the Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka, which seamlessly blends into the ecosystem


Swarupa Ananth, Shriram Sampath

Rocking Stirrers

Text by Neha Gupta.

Percussionist Swarupa Ananth and flautist Shriram Sampath – the brains behind Filter Coffee – create ‘ethnotronic’ beats to set the mood at celebrations


Anika Dhawan, Wedding Designer

Nuptial Crafter

Text by Nasrin Modak Siddiqi.

Emphasising on quirk and poise, wedding designer Anika Dhawan constructs wedding ceremonies with a difference


Vir Das, Shivani Mathur, Actor, Entrepreneur

You Do?

Text by Neha Gupta. Illustrations by Wyanet Vaz.

Stand-up comedians are applauded at their gigs with rousing ovations and full throated chortles. Talk to them and the conversations lead to more witty comments, cleverly steering away from the personality that lies beneath the charisma. Neha Gupta discovers their romantic, quirky side