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Archives: '19 issue 05


October 24, 2019

In conversation with Pallavi Chander, a practitioner of art therapy facilitating creative sessions with children in Bangalore.


Puja Sarup, Actor, Pulkit Mogha, Photographer
October 22, 2019

All The (Drag) King’s Men

Text by Megha Shah. Photographed by Pulkit Mogha. Styling by Ojas Kolvankar. Assisted by Aishwaryashree Verma. Hair and Make-Up: Josie Paris Renthlei

In a compelling collaboration arranged by Verve, Puja Sarup, an actor pushing the boundaries of Indian mainstream theatre with her portrayal of a drag king, plays muse to Pulkit Mogha, a photographer who uses Instagram’s shiny grids as windows into stirring queer stories. Megha Shah discovers a common heart that beats in anticipation of a more accepting audience


October 18, 2019

Verve Weekend Guide

Text by Anandita Bhalerao

From William Dalrymple's exhibition of photographs to a sustainable fine dining experience, Verve gives you the lowdown on the events that should be on your radar this weekend.


Zuni Chopra, Lavanya Raju, Ish Patil, Anjali Savansukha, Lameeya Bandukwala
October 17, 2019

Gen Zer Zuni Chopra Navigates A Dystopian Reality Without Modern Technology

Text by Huzan Tata. Photographed by Anish Sarai. Styling by Akanksha Pandey. Hair: Jean-Claude Biguine, India. Make-up: Tejaswini Mane and Neha Shaikh, Make-up Designory, India

In a special photo feature, Verve separates urban Gen Zer Zuni Chopra and her group of girlfriends – Lavanya Raju, Ish Patil, Anjali Savansukha and Lameeya Bandukwala – from their various gadgets for a day and transports them to a dystopia without modern technology. The teen author shares an exclusive poem in which she muses on an eerie reality while speculating with Verve about an analog life...


Soupy Kaur, Food Instagrammer
October 16, 2019

Adding Humour And Creativity To #Foodstagram: Soupy Kaur

As told to Zaral Shah. Illustration by Osheen Siva

The perks of cyber popularity can undoubtably be intoxicating, but they are exponentially rewarding when you leverage the web to engage in constructive social criticism and open up dialogues. Read about the last in a series of eight prolific posters who are leaving a legacy that goes beyond the likes…


Radhika Viswanathan, Samyuktha Varma, Researchers and Development Communication Specialists

Highlighting Developmental Issues: Radhika Viswanathan And Samyuktha Varma

As told to Ojas Kolvankar by Radhika Viswanathan. Illustration by Osheen Siva

The perks of cyber popularity can undoubtably be intoxicating, but they are exponentially rewarding when you leverage the web to engage in constructive social criticism and open up dialogues. Read about the seventh in a series of eight prolific posters who are leaving a legacy that goes beyond the likes…


Kedar Nimkar, Product Designer

Documenting The Works Of Artistes Through Podcasts: Kedar Nimkar

As told to Zaral Shah. Illustration by Osheen Siva

The perks of cyber popularity can undoubtably be intoxicating, but they are exponentially rewarding when you leverage the web to engage in constructive social criticism and open up dialogues. Read about the sixth in a series of eight prolific posters who are leaving a legacy that goes beyond the likes…


Theyiesinuo Keditsu, Professor
October 14, 2019

Championing The Sartorial Value Of Traditional Textiles: Theyiesinuo Keditsu

As told to Rushmika Banerjee. Illustration by Osheen Siva

The perks of cyber popularity can undoubtably be intoxicating, but they are exponentially rewarding when you leverage the web to engage in constructive social criticism and open up dialogues. Read about the fifth in a series of eight prolific posters who are leaving a legacy that goes beyond the likes…


Indraja Saroha, Sex Positive Activist

Destigmatising Conversations Around Sexuality: Indraja Saroha

As told to Ojas Kolvankar. Illustration by Osheen Siva

The perks of cyber popularity can undoubtably be intoxicating, but they are exponentially rewarding when you leverage the web to engage in constructive social criticism and open up dialogues. Read about the fourth in a series of eight prolific posters who are leaving a legacy that goes beyond the likes…


Salva Mubarak, Journalist
October 11, 2019

Providing Perspective In A Clickbait Era: Salva Mubarak

As told to Huzan Tata. Illustration by Osheen Siva

The perks of cyber popularity can undoubtably be intoxicating, but they are exponentially rewarding when you leverage the web to engage in constructive social criticism and open up dialogues. Read about the third in a series of eight prolific posters who are leaving a legacy that goes beyond the likes…