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'08 Issue 07

Mauritius
July 26, 2008

In Her Shoes

Text by Vinod Advani

It’s a makeover with a twist as Vinod Advani thinks and indulges like a woman at one of Mauritius’s most exotic luxe havens
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Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies

Keeper of Memories

Text by Mamta Badkar. Photograph by Dayanita Singh / NB Pictures

Despite the media circus surrounding his new book Sea of Poppies, Amitav Ghosh has handled himself with all the savoir faire of a seasoned celebrity. Discovering that his work is as much about forgotten histories as it is about the art of the novel, Verve meets the author for an afternoon tête-á-tête on memories, migrations and the media
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Turkish Spa
July 24, 2008

Turkish Rites

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh

Stepping away from the modern spa techniques, Verve sets off to explore the ancient baths and ritualistic cleansing therapies in two very exclusive Turkish locations – the Kempinksi Hotel at the Mediterranean beachside Bodrum, and the Ritz Carlton in Istanbul
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Grand Hotel Du Cap Ferrat

Mediterranean Idyll

Text by Devanshi Mody

It’s that time of year again when the French Riviera beckons from its blue environs to rock the season of splurge and splash. Verve visits the top hot spots where the seriously weary jet in to nourish their bodies and their souls
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The Zoya Factor, Anuja Chauhan

Selling Cricket

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photograph by Ankur Chaturvedi. Make-up and hair by Meghna Butani

Self-effacing and witty, Anuja Chauhan is one promising debut novelist. Hailing from the world of advertising, she plays with words and twists them around without a modicum of doubt. Her effortless and light-hearted writing style in The Zoya Factor evidently springs from her personality. Verve talks to the happily married mother of three who likes to potter around her house and her plants, paint her own walls and furniture, knit socks, read voraciously and play the piano by ear
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The Zoya Factor, Anuja Chauhan

An extract from Anuja Chauhan’s novel The Zoya Factor, releasing this month.
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