India's premier luxury lifestyle women's magazine
March 18, 2019

Before cacophonous primetime news hours proved why we call it the ‘idiot box’, there was once a steadier approach to...
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Verve Trendsetters


The Pinwheel Project,
Four women entrepreneurs come together to create a...
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Vaibhav Lodha, FTcash
In conversation with Harvard alumnus, 2016 Acumen Fellow...
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Kanika Jain, Kanelle, Indian designer, fashion label
The designer's inventive manipulation of fabrics and modern...
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Advaeita Mathur, Creative Head, Studio Metallurgy
Ethical workmanship, clean lines and a conceptually-driven approach...
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The fresh list, Ritesh agarwal
Ritesh Agarwal's venture successfully took the guesswork and...
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The fresh list, Aditi chauhan
Aditi Chauhan, who also secured a spot in...
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Francois-Xavier Durandy

Process, cultural contexts, challenges and recognition... we speak to Durandy, who recodes Hindi films — from the Indian head bobble to a sindoor-lined maang — for the French viewer
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Aarifa Bhinderwala, Pole dancer, Ranjana Dave, Odissi dancer
January 17, 2019

Dancing might be poetry in motion, but there’s a science to it. Pole dancer Aarifa Bhinderwala’s agile spins and inversions defy gravity, and Odissi dancer Ranjana Dave elevates simple physics to keep her lower body firmly grounded while her torso is fluid and snake-like. Verve spends an afternoon watching how the two women’s mutual intuition for movement results in beautiful synchronicity
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Ariana Gupta, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Disney princesses, Featured, Feminism, feminism in India, feminist book, feminist fairy tales, Gender Equality, New Age Fairy Tales, Online Exclusive, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, young feminists in India

Analysing the flaws in some of our much-loved fairy tales, the class 12 student created modern-day, empowered renditions of Disney's beautiful and subservient princesses
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Neena Gupta, Bollywood Actress, Badhaai Ho
December 31, 2018

She has danced with her on stage, performed with her in plays and shared many of her life-changing moments, both professional and personal. And now, as her compatriot continues to earn accolades for a game-changing role in a record-smashing film, author and editor Sathya Saran rewinds to some of her friend’s most meaningful turning points
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Beauty, Fashion, Featured, Gender Dysphoria, LGBTQIA, Model, Online Exclusive, Style, Taksh Sharma, Trans, Transgender
December 28, 2018

From coming out as gay to transitioning into a woman, 2018 has been a landmark year for her in more ways than one
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Amruta Patil
December 27, 2018

Her works hold the reader captive with their sinewy, multilayered storylines. The country’s first female graphic novelist constructs and deconstructs narratives with a view to tell stories that are progressive, socially relevant and epic in scale, finds Verve
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Divya Dureja, Poet, Curator, DJ, Psychologist
December 26, 2018

She ties together multiple bodies of work as a poet, curator, DJ and psychologist. Verve meets one of the smart, savvy and sensitive new faces of mental health and LGBTQIA+ rights in India
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