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Raveena Tandon, Bollywood Actress

Raveena Tandon: “There’s Space For An Older Sensual Woman”

Text by Paromita Vohra. Styling by Divyak D’souza. Photographed by Tarun Vishwa. Assisted by Zenia Daruvala and Khushi Bhatia. Hair by Florian Hurel at Artist Factory India. Make-Up by Kritika Gill

Women on the silver screen had just begun to showcase a certain confidence, independence and joie de vivre. And ’90s superstar Raveena Tandon infused each of her performances with her distinguishable brand of physical energy and natural femininity. Paromita Vohra, writer-filmmaker, has a conversation with the accidental actor to examine the space she occupied on celluloid in her heyday, and follows her evolution into an even more self-aware sex symbol since then
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Neena Gupta, Bollywood Actress, Badhaai Ho

My Friend, Neena

Photographed by Sushant Chhabria. Styling by Nidhi Jacob. Assisted by Divya Bavalia. Hair by Deepa Bambhaniya. Make-up by Savleen Manchanda. Location courtesy: Waterstones Hotel & Club, Mumbai

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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Amruta Patil
December 27, 2018

Making Waves: Amruta Patil

Text by Ranjabati Das

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

Making Waves: Divya Dureja

Text by Shreya Ila Anasuya. Photographed by Sushant Chhabria. Styling by Akanksha Pandey. Hair and make-up by Riviera Vaz at Anima Creatives

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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Nikhil D., Stylist, Smita Lasrado, model
December 24, 2018

Making Waves: Smita Lasrado and Nikhil D.

Text by Rushmika Banerjee. Photographed by Sushant Chhabria. Styling by Akanksha Pandey. Assisted by Ojas Kolvankar and Simran Kabra. Hair and make-up by Riviera Vaz at Anima Creatives. Location courtesy: Waterstones Hotel & Club, Mumbai

The flip side of beauty is not necessarily ugly. The duo — cofounders of model agency Feat. Artists — tells Verve about giving a voice to the brewing subculture of individuals who believe that looking good is more than skin-deep, even in the fashion industry
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Aditi Dugar, Restaurateur, Masque
December 21, 2018

Making Waves: Aditi Dugar

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographed by Sushant Chhabria. Styling by Akanksha Pandey. Hair and make-up by Riviera Vaz at Anima Creatives

The maverick restaurateur reflects to Verve about curating menus, foraging for ingredients, seasonality, sustainability and zero waste. All at that restaurant, Masque
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