'12 Issue 06 | Verve Magazine
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'12 Issue 06

Chicken a la diavola

More Power To Lunch

Text by Sonal Ved.

Call it ‘table d’hôte’ in your sleek French accent or simply say ‘set meal’. But the next time you want to power lunch, Verve suggests you indulge in this impressive, pre-designed, prix fixe menu
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Koto Bolofo, Fashion Photographer

Of Silk Scarves And Sturdy Saddles

Text by Malvika Sah.

For seven years, fashion photographer Koto Bolofo became almost invisible as he spent days and nights shooting and documenting the sacred inner workings of the iconic French brand Hermès at its headquarters. He trailed the so-far faceless and unknown artisans and craftsmen of the luxe giant to unveil his epic 11-volume tome La Maison (Steidl). The books, which individually cover all the different departments, are an ode to the enthralling expertise that goes into each of the items. The photographer, in an exclusive tête-à-tête with Verve, talks about his latest project, passion for photography and the secret world of Hermès
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Abhisheck Lodha, Managing Director, Lodha Group
June 15, 2012

Soaring Over The City

Text by Malvika Sah. Photographs by Vishal Kullarwar.

Slowly and steadily, the contemporary Indian address is getting a suave global facelift, thanks to the towering ambition and sky-scraping vision of one man – Abhisheck Lodha. Passionate and inspiring, his upcoming projects are changing the definition of luxurious living in India. He may be busy jet-setting around the world but dropping his young daughter to school is still the number one priority in his power-packed everyday schedule, discovers Verve
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Rishi Kapoor, Bollywood Actor

The Reinvention of Rishi Kapoor

Text by Geeta Rao. Photographs by Colston Julian at saltmanagement.com. Styling by Shirin Salwan. Digital Tech : Keegan Crasto @ Salt. Location Courtesy: Honey Homes, Juhu, Mumbai.

After staying in the romantic mould for 30 years in umpteen films, Rishi Kapoor has begun to cherry-pick his roles, curating a remarkable collection to showcase his multi-faceted talent. And his disturbing and effortless villainy in 2012’s Agneepath has garnered for him applause and accolades. The versatile performer – who, in recent years, has successfully moved on from his lover boy image to strong character actor roles – discusses his acting philosophy with Verve
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Faezae Jalali, Stage Artiste

Role Juggler

Text by Dishina Uttamchandani. Photograph by Poulomi Dey.

A wearer of many hats, Faezae Jalali is a passionate stage artiste who likes to wrap each day around her finger
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Chanel, The Makers of haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods and fashion accessories
June 13, 2012

Grand Liaisons

Text by Nisha Jhangiani.

Behind every successful couture brand is the immaculate craftsmanship that helps create the reality of supreme luxury. By adopting heritage ateliers that have been doggedly pursuing the art of handmade perfection for decades, Chanel has only enhanced its own masterful position amongst the fashion cognoscenti. Nisha Jhangiani returned style-rejuvenated from the viewing of Paris-Bombay, a uniquely inspired Prefall 2012 show, which was another success following Chanel’s Métiers d’Art annual tribute to the artisans who have truly defined the detailed aesthetic sense this house is known for
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