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Tania Sachdev, Woman Grandmaster

Moves Like Tania Sachdev

Text by Akhil Sood. Photographs by Uma Damle. Styling by Aradhana Baruah. Assisted by Simran Sethi. Hair and Make-Up by Aradhana Khanna

Her passion for chess and her competitive streak have motivated Tania Sachdev to surmount several challenges and achieve success in a lonely, intense sport. Verve explores the grey area beyond the board with the Woman Grandmaster at her home in the capital
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Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Producer, Director, Broken Horses, PK, 3 Idiots, Munnabhai series, Parinda, 1942: A Love Story

Vidhu Vinod Chopra On Creating His Own Challenges

Text by Shashi Baliga. Photographs by Ritam Banerjee

With Broken Horses, the maverick filmmaker became the first Indian to write, direct and produce a Hollywood movie
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Vikas Khanna, Michelin star chef in New York

Chasing A Culinary Dream

Text by Jayashree Menon.

A love for home-cooked food and the countless hours spent in his grandmother’s kitchen fired the imagination of the simple boy from Amritsar who is today a much-feted Michelin star chef in New York. The affable and popular Vikas Khanna, who came into the national limelight when he judged MasterChef India Season 2, talks to Verve about the different ventures that are on his plate
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Farhan Akhtar, Writer, director, producer, actor, singer and chat-show host
January 14, 2012

Bad Boy Good!

Text by Shashi Baliga. Illustration by Kunal Kundu.

Writer, director, producer, actor, singer and chat-show host…Farhan Akhtar plays out all his roles with equal panache. Formerly scrappy and lazy – by his own admission – his creative energies over the years have made him the darling of the masses. Verve interacts with the uber-cool heartthrob on the eve of his next release, Don 2
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Milan Luthria, Film Director, Bollywood, The Dirty Picture
December 16, 2011

The Big Picture

Text by Nasrin Modak. Photographs by Vishal Kullarwar. Location Courtesy: Amateur Riders’ Club, Rwitc Race Course, Mahalaxmi. Realisation by Bappa.

Give him a romantic saga to shoot at a picture postcard location and he would perhaps fumble a little. But give him a story with loads of drama and plenty of action and he’ll craft a fabulous film. Just like his recently released, much talked about The Dirty Picture. Milan Luthria, polo player and golf enthusiast, bares a bit of his soul to Verve.
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Manish Malhotra, Fashion Designer

Dressing up Bollywood

Text by Nasrin Modak. Photographs by Aparna Jayakumar.

In his 21 years of fashion and Hindi cinema, Manish Malhotra’s label has become synonymous with Indian opulence, contemporary glamour, sensuousness, flowy chiffons and an interplay of colours. Verve discovers the man behind the bling
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