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Manish Arora’s Roaring Tribute To Drag

Text by Megha Shah. Photographed by Mallika Chandra.

The couture maximalist made a powerful statement using just 7 models and no runway on Day 1 of Lakmé Fashion Week
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In conversation with the team behind Fleather, an ingenious alternative to animal leather made completely from flower waste.
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Pooja Sinha Roy, Zoya Hussain
February 10, 2020

All In A Day’s Work

Text by Sadaf Shaikh. Photographed by Shweta Desai. Styled by Shweta Navandar. Hair by Shabana Shaikh. Make-Up by Alyssa Mendonsa. Location Courtesy: The Pantry, Mumbai

The development of the gig economy has caused a deviation in the usually straightforward career graphs of the urban professionals. An example of the outliers, Pooja Sinha Roy freelances full-time as a French tour guide, content creator and animal rescuer. At the other end, there is the up-and-coming actor Zoya Hussain who, while also in a relatively non-traditional field, has single-mindedly stayed on the path she mapped out for herself. Verve marks the personal pay-off in both women’s approaches
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Pooja Jain, Dhinchak Pooja
February 07, 2020

Fame and Misfortune

Text by Poulomi Das. Illustration by Rohan Hande

Dhinchak Pooja’s eventual fall from the stratosphere of the inexplicably internet famous into the mass grave of fleeting pop culture phenomena is a case study in what happens when self-promotion has no limits. Verve goes over the cringe pop singer’s brief oeuvre to pinpoint the reasons her 15 minutes ended almost as soon as they began
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Cancelled Plans, Chambray & Co., Circular Design, Circular Design Challenge, circular fashion, Esha Agarwal Fernandes, Gauri Gopal Agrawal, Lakme Fashion Week, Lakme Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020, Malai, Mallika Reddy, Off-Grain, Panja Dhurries, Shoddy wool, Skilled Samaritan, Susmith Chempodil, Sustainable Day, Sustainable Fashion, Varsha Rani Solanki, Zuzana Gombosova
February 05, 2020

Days away from competing against three other designers in Lakmé Fashion Week's Circular Design Challenge, Gauri Agrawal and Varsha Solanki make strong cases for why their brands deserve to win.
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Tara, Navneet Nishan
February 04, 2020

Leading Ladies

Text by Megha Shah

From 1993 to 1997, Tara crystallised the many dimensions of contemporary urban womanhood on our television screens with a never-before-seen realness. While revisiting the agelessly feminist show’s talking points, Megha Shah is driven to consider the misguided handling of female agency in the current Indian entertainment landscape
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