'09 Issue 02 | Verve Magazine
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'09 Issue 02

A. R. Rahman, Music Director

The sound of success

Text by Mamta Badkar. Illustration By Bappa

A. R. Rahman’s enthralling score has won him a Golden Globe, but his genre blending melodies began touring the world long before Slumdog Millionaire was conceived. Verve pays tribute to the reclusive composer and philanthropist
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Dr Ashwani Kumar, A lawyer, politician, minister and culture aficionado

Economies Of Style

Text by Sita Wadhwani

The laurels, the career graph, the perfectly precise sound bytes, the wrinkle-free suit and neatly combed hair. It’s almost too perfect. A lawyer, politician, minister and culture aficionado, Dr Ashwani Kumar, spends an afternoon with Verve, discussing democratic politics, true luxury and a tryst with Dior
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Shruti Seth, former veejay-turned-actor
February 18, 2009

Role Call

Text by Faye Remedios

From movies to shows, Shruti Seth is a busy lass this year
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Sonam Kapoor, Bollywood Actress, Saawariya, Delhi 6

Sunshine Girl

Text by Nisha Jhangiani. Photographs By Vishesh Verma. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani. Art direction and environmental photographs by Falguni Kapadia. Make-up and hair by Namrata Soni. Photography assisted by Anant Berry. All Outfits And Accessories, From Christian Dior. Special thanks to Christian Dior. Location courtesy: The Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives

It’s been a quiet 2008 work wise but that has not stopped Sonam Kapoor from being in the news – be it for her versatile editorials or her eclectic fashion choices. This year will be a different story; a much-hyped February release, Delhi-6; upcoming author backed roles; international acclaim as the latest L’Oréal face and a walk down many a red carpet film festival. But, what leaves Verve most impressed is the youngster’s enviable zest for life, the love and cheer she spreads liberally and a sharply discerning mind that doesn’t allow for compromise...
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Neeta Lulla, Tanishq, Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan, Jodhaa Akbar, Bollywood Style Awards

Bollywood Style Awards 2009

Text by Sohiny Das. Photographs by Anushka Menon. Styling by Apsara Oswal. Realisation by Lamya Bhatri. Make-up by Manzoor Khan. Model: Shazahn Padamsee, Elite Model Management. Location Courtesy: Quorum and 24/7 Poolside, Intercontinental, The Lalit, Mumbai; and Sarai Restaurant, Mumbai

Year 2008 witnessed notable progress in film costume and styling, which go a long way in making the characters what they are, and in turn, making cinema what it is. Bollywood Style Awards returns, to commemorate the forces behind the hangers, drapes, hues, fads and sparkles of tinsel town. Verve sifts through the previous year’s releases and picks the sartorial spectaculars – each distinct, progressive and very well done
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Shubha Kenworthy, Contemporary Artist
February 16, 2009

Inspired by Kali

Text by Mamta Badkar

Shubha Kenworthy channels the fiery goddess on canvas
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