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Archives: '19 Issue 06


Leah and Bea Koch, owners of The Ripped Bodice in Los Angeles — the only exclusively romance bookstore in the United States — specially select five contemporary titles that lead with the heart


Like Father Unlike Daughter

Text by Sadaf Shaikh. Photographed By Sushant Kadam. Hair And Make-Up By Anuradha Raman. Location Courtesy: Soho House Mumbai

Creative consultant Ekta Rajani and businessman Suresh Rajani may share the same blood, but their approaches to style are hardly related. The daughter’s downsized and minimalist-yet-original wardrobe has inspired young consumers to re-evaluate their purchasing patterns, while the equally couture-conscious father follows a more outlandish school of fashion. Verve spends a day observing the pair’s tailor-made modes of self-expression


Find Your Language

Photographed by Joshua Navalkar

The number of mother tongues spoken in India runs into the thousands, yet in the arena of mainstream literature, where English continues to dominate, only a fraction of the significant writing being produced finds a platform. Verve highlights flash fiction in Urdu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam, exclusively authored for us by four bilingual wordsmiths...


Mallika Chandra, Photographer and designer
December 10, 2019

Making The Cut

Photographed by Sushant Kadam. Styling by Akanksha Pandey. Photograher’s Assistant: Amit Bane. Hair by Sonam Singh. Make-up by Shreya Srivastava. Both at Feat. Artists

Photographer and designer Mallika Chandra digs into the public obsession with women’s hair after she put her own on the chopping block and faced an invasion of unsolicited opinions…


December 09, 2019

You’ve Got Mail

Photographed by Joshua Navalkar

E-vites are swiftly catching on as a solution for saving time – and trees – while planning a wedding. These digital announcements have also opened up a new track in the creative arena, and four couples from the design community share the customised online invitations that made it into their guests’ inboxes


December 05, 2019

Despite little fanfare outside a niche circle of film buffs, MUBI’s India launch makes a compelling case for switching over from mainstream streaming platforms


Shanta Gokhale, Kiran Manral, Sukanya Venkatraghavan

Me, My Shelf And I: What’s Age Got To Do With It?

Illustrations by Harjyot Khalsa

Three authors convince the columnist that when it comes to age, there’s no deadline…


Sukhada Tatke
December 04, 2019

Below The Surface

Image Courtesy: Ida Taavitsainen / Millennium Images, UK

Five years after learning how to swim, Sukhada Tatke finally tests the waters outdoors and contemplates the existential uncertainties of nature while floating in the rippling Schlachtensee in Berlin


November 28, 2019

In conversation with the academic director of the International fashion school on shaping the next generation in design.


November 25, 2019

Festive Metallics Get A Modern Interpretation

Text by Rushmika Banerjee. Photographed by Dolly Devi, Feat. Artists. Styling by Shweta Navandar. Hair: Akshata Honawar. Make-up: Sonam Chandna Sagar. Assisted by: Aayushi Parekh. Model: Sumaya Hazarika, Anima Creative Management

Over-the-top dazzle or a hint of glitter, celebrations in India bring out the shine. Verve spotlights modern-day metallics that draw inspiration from festive elements — sparklers, varq, a kalash, and wedding mandaps — and styles gold, silver, copper and red-and-gold separates on model Sumaya Hazarika as she throws light on her scintillating go-to ensembles for this season…