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'08 Issue 09

Europe, Destination Wedding

European Rhapsody

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photograph by Ben Nilsson/Big Ben Productions. Artist/s: Cindy Berg, Marjolein Vonk, Jan Willem van der Schoot and Marinus Vroom

Verve wanders far from the madding crowd in search of the most spectacular European spots for a destination wedding
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Rakhi Sawant, Bollywood Actress
September 18, 2008

In the Business of Show

Text by Sakshi Juneja. Photographs by Anusha S. Yadav

She’s the quintessential mistress of masala, generating as much spice off the screen as she does on it. But under her carefully doctored theatrics, the real Rakhi Sawant remains an enigma. Blogger and ardent Rakhi fan Sakshi Juneja goes on a mission to nail down the actual woman and makes a few startling discoveries about her subject along the way
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Varq, Indian gourmet restaurant at New Delhi’s Taj Mahal Hotel

Silver Lining

Text by Eva Pavithran

Varq, the newly opened Indian gourmet restaurant at New Delhi’s Taj Mahal Hotel is the capital’s latest culinary hotspot for Indian cuisine
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The Taj Group’s London restaurant, Quillon

The Delicious South

Text by Nisha Paul

The Taj Group’s London restaurant, Quillon, offers Kerala cuisine for the homesick as well as the adventurous, finds Verve
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Anita Nair, Bridal Finery, In My Own Write
September 14, 2008

Brides and Biryanis

Text by Anita Nair. Illustration by Abhijeet Kini

From her trousseau to the final moment as the bridal finery is draped on her and around her and till she is led to the altar, the bride in true Zen mode lets things happen rather than make them happen, observes Verve, an unabashed lover of weddings
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Ameesha Patel, Bollywood Actress, Louis Vuitton

Romantic Rendezvous

Text by Nisha Jhangiani. Photographs by CJP. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Art direction by Falguni Kapadia. Make-up by Jose Sanchez. Hair by Richard Soldé. All bags and luggage from Louis Vuitton. Location courtesy: Chateau de Chambord is one of the largest castles in the Loire Valley in France. This sumptuous Renaissance palace was the dream project of King François I, who was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci. The chateau is a visual treat and provided an ideal backdrop for a bridal feature. Truly the stuff that dreams are made of! Special thanks to Louis Vuitton

Ameesha Patel is walking in the clouds. A devoted boyfriend, interesting new films in the kitty and appreciative murmurs for her curvaceous turn in Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic. Verve whisks the dainty star to the charming old-world environs of the historic Chateau de Chambord deep in the Loire Valley in France, where she speaks to Verve on matters of the heart and her passion for all things fashionable
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