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A recent survey conducted by the organisation revealed that the constant cycle of exhausting work and travel made city dwellers too tired to socialise, and hence, feel lonely in the long run
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40 Under 40 List for 2019, Ankiti Bose, Biocon, biopharmaceuticals, Chatuchak market, Dhruv Kapoor, Featured, female entrepreneurs, FierceBiotech, Forbes, Fortune, India’s first female unicorn founder, Indian Fashion Industry, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, online fashion marketplace, Sustainability, textile industry, The True Cost, Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Asia-Pacific, World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, World’s 25 Most Influential People in Biopharma, Zilingo

In Good Company

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographed by Lyn Averson. Styled by Vrinda L Seth. Production by Lamya Bhatri Ebrahim. Hair & Make-Up by Kate Aguilar

Two women. Two start-ups. Two thought leaders. The result of an impromptu idea, Ankiti Bose’s Singapore-based digital fashion marketplace, Zilingo, is en route to a billion dollar valuation just four years after its launch. Its rapid rise caught the eye of fellow businesswoman Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder of the over-four-decade-old Biocon, who herself holds an unmatched position in corporate India. She naturally takes a mentoring stance when Verve combines the entrepreneurial powers of the Bengaluru-born disruptors for a reliably impressive exchange of ideas as Shirin Mehta listens in
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The stereotype of stern, unapproachable librarians couldn’t be further from the truth for this columnist. He chats with an optimistic young woman who is looking to join the ranks of these guardians of books and is willing to risk a future in this institutionally overlooked profession
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January 17, 2020

An Inside Job

Text by Supriya Thanawala. Photographed by Rema Chaudhary. Styled by Ojas Kolvankar

Anxiety and stress at the workplace can be crippling, particularly in today’s high-pressure corporate culture. And the stigma around men opening up about mental illness is shaped by its own set of patriarchal diktats. Entrepreneur Nikhil Taneja leads Verve through his uphill climb to personal and occupational success and proves that showing vulnerability is the first step towards taking control
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#MeToo, advent of television, anti-Sikh riots, Aruna Roy, CAA, Citizenship Amendment Act, Defining India: Through Their Eyes, economic slowdown, Editorial Director, India Today, Indira Gandhi assassination, Journalism, Kailash Satyarthi, liberalisation, Malala Yousafzai, Mandal, MGNREGA, National Register for Citizens, NDTV, News Anchor, NRC, print journalism, Raagini, Sachin Tendulkar, Section 377, Sonia Singh, Suhaani, The Dalai Lama, The World This Week, women news anchors, Yaamini

It’s News To Her

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographed by Prithvi Pictures. Hair by Jasmeet Kaur; make-up by Ritika Gandhi; both at Make-up Designory India

In the current national scenario, the economic liberalisation of 1991 – that, to a large extent, shaped our dreams – seems to be a thing of the distant past. Sonia Singh, editorial director, NDTV and mother of three, who has been reporting on the country’s ups and downs for over 20 years, tactfully balances an objective big-picture outlook with her maternal sixth sense. During a Sunday afternoon in her home, she offers Verve an even-handed take on re evaluating history and preparing for what lies ahead...
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Louis Vuitton, Fashion
January 14, 2020

Case On Point

Photographed by Ashish Shah. Creative Direction by Nitya Arora. Photographer’s Assistant: Abhishek Rao. Hair and Make-Up: Leeview Biswas. Models: Pooja Shree at Anima Creative Management and Neeraj Saini at Ninjas Model Management. Location Courtesy: The Maharajas’ Express

Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogrammed luggage accompanies a solo traveller as she skips air travel and takes a slowed-down journey on the Maharajas’ Express
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