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Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa

Sounds Of Shillim

Text by Shirin Mehta. Published: Volume 21, Issue 6, June, 2013.

A short drive away from Mumbai or Pune, ensconced in the Sahyadris, lies the Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa, guaranteed to make you forget your urban aches and pains

Ritu Kumar, Fashion Designer

Titan Of Texture

Text by Viseshika Sharma.

The only fashion designer to receive the country’s fourth highest civilian honour, textile revivalist Ritu Kumar speaks to Viseshika Sharma about her journey from a young wife interested in blockprinting to a Padma Shri for creating poetry on fabric

Vidya Balan, Bollywood Actress

‘My work is an extension of my belief. I don’t think I’d be able to play someone who’s just a prop or someone who needs to dumb herself down,’ observes award-winning actor Vidya Balan

Nirav Modi, Diamantaire

An Emotional Investment

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena.

Creative designer, art collector, innovative entrepreneur, business leader, family man... Diamantaire Nirav Modi interlinks his diverse interests and myriad roles into one unassuming persona. Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena meets the soft-spoken, newly-crowned Forbes billionaire

Fratelli Vineyards
June 17, 2013

Winning Wines

Text by Neha Gupta. Published: Volume 21, Issue 6, June, 2013.

When an Indo-Italian fraternity fed their passion for fine wines, the result was the creation of award-winning concoctions. And the well balanced notes of Fratelli wines have hogged several shining moments for the label in prestigious global competitions!

Aamir Khan, Bollywood Actor

The Pioneer

Text by Annie Zaidi. Illustration by Kunal Kundu.

His willingness to try what others will not is a source of his influence and power rather than the fact of being a successful actor-producer. Aamir Khan, listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, is a game-changer, says Annie Zaidi

Urvashi Kaur, Fashion Designer
June 15, 2013

Many-Splendoured Things

Text by Viseshika Sharma. Photographs by Manpreet Singh. Published: Volume 21, Issue 6, June, 2013.

Delhi-based fashion designer Urvashi Kaur leads Viseshika Sharma through her inspiring home and the treasures it holds


The Dazzle Of Time

Published: Volume 21, Issue 6, June, 2013

Since its inception, Breguet has been attuned to the innermost desires of the haute woman. Verve showcases a few offerings from the iconic brand that carry forth its horological legacy

Anand Bhushan SS’13

Pout Clout

Text by Wyanet Vaz.

Shadows that reflect power and lips that mesmerise – Verve explores the past, present and future of bold beauty

Orna Sagiv, Consul General of Israel to India

Memory Of India

Text by Vinod Advani. Photographs by Ritam Banerjee.

Orna Sagiv, Consul General of Israel to India is busy packing her bags at the end of a great innings in the country. Though the beginning of her stay here seemed less than auspicious, she and her family have made so many friends in Mumbai that they are finding it hard to leave. One such, Vinod Advani, talks to her of her Indian sojourn....