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Archives: '19 issue 05


November 20, 2019

A Stitch In Time

Text by Anandita Bhalerao. Curated by Ojas Kolvankar.

There’s a growing wave of young people in urban India who are renouncing shopping altogether in favour of making their own clothes. Five creative individuals share their stories.


Blackgaze, Brutal prog, Featured, lesser-known music genres, Lo-fi indie, Math rock, Music, Online Exclusive, oscilloscope, Post-hardcore, slacker rock, unknown music genres
November 14, 2019

The Anti-Earworm Agenda

Text by Sadaf Shaikh

For a growing number of individuals, discovering joy and belonging in obscure, emotionally complex music genres is a journey towards self-acceptance and the quenching of a thirst for alternative forms of art that reject traditional ideas of musicality and dissonance


November 12, 2019

Street Wear Label Doh Tak Keh Is Transforming Street Scrap Into High Fashion

Text by Rushmika Banerjee. Realisation by Shweta Navandar. Photographs by Joshua Navalkar

Behind-the-scenes with Doh Tak Keh’s founder Juhi Melwani and her trusted aide Zuber masterji to witness the craft that goes into her wearable art.


November 07, 2019

Verve Weekend Guide

Text by Anandita Bhalerao

From a festival spotlighting Northeastern culture to a play from the Theatre of the Absurd era, Verve gives you the lowdown on the events that should be on your radar this weekend.


Indigenous cuisine is being given a new lease outside of its assigned boundaries by ‘food gurus’ who are using new digital platforms as well as social media to redirect viewers whose eyes are usually facing the West, reports Sharanya Deepak


The culinary swing towards mindful eating isn’t limited to cafes, bars and restaurants; cinemas are jumping on the bandwagon too — unhealthy snacks have been replaced by more diverse, wholesome and customised theatre foods. At INOX Insignia in Atria-The Millennium Mall, a thoughtfully curated and unconventional menu adds to the luxury movie-watching experience, and Zaral Shah samples the goods while chatting with the venue’s head chef, Vicky Ratnani and the COO of Inox Leisure, Daizy Lal. . .


November 01, 2019

Verve Weekend Guide

Text by: Anandita Bhalerao

From Mumbai's most-awaited theatre festival to a Joan Miro prize-winning artist's new exhibition, Verve gives you the lowdown on the events that should be on your radar this weekend.


Rymn Massand recharges her senses in this alluring Italian town and its surrounding wilderness while on a relaxing solo getaway


Six filmmakers, who have screened their movies at some of the best-known festivals across the globe, share how they made the most of their quick trips to the cities of Venice, Toronto, New York, Cannes, Hong Kong and Tel Aviv…


October 30, 2019

Mumbai-based Vanilla Miel is known for its tempting selection of entremets. And, the patisserie’s masterfully crafted Instagram images – which reveal each flavour encased in these classic French layer cakes – make them even harder to resist. Business partners and sisters Isha Shetty and Mansi Shetty Bafna treat Verve to a special tasting…