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Indian Cinema

Rachel Dwyer, Pprofessor of Indian cultures and cinema at SOAS, University of London

While movies may create worlds of their own, they play a strong role in influencing and affecting the reality we live in. In the first of a series, featuring seven film experts, professor and writer Rachel Dwyer speaks about the films that helped shape her outlook
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Manisha Koirala, Bollywood Actress, Sanju, Lust Stories

Manisha Koirala’s New Reality

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographed by Joshua Navalkar. Styling by Ojas Kolvankar. Hair and Make-Up: Anuradha Raman. Hair and Make-Up Assistant: Suraj Tiwari

She faces each day with her trademark wide smile, despite being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Seen earlier this year in Sanju and Lust Stories, Manisha Koirala has come to terms with the changes that have occurred in her mind, body, lifestyle and social circle. Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena pens her story — in the actor’s own words
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Tabu, Bollywood Actress, Andhadhun
September 27, 2018

Why Tabu Prefers Flying Solo

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographed by Bikramjit Bose. Styling by Nidhi Jacob. Assisted by Divya Bavalia. Hair and Make-up by Kritika Gill

Awards, accolades and the trappings of fame aside, Tabu leads her life — both on and off the screen — on no one’s terms but her own. Verve meets the critically-acclaimed actor and lone ranger on the eve of her latest cinematic offering, Andhadhun
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Rekha, Bollywood Actress

The Disruptive Diva: Rekha Has Always Marched To The Beat Of Her Own Drum

Text by Shruti Sunderraman. Illustration by Priyanka Paul

One of Bollywood’s legendary stars, Rekha is the undying female hero we all deserve
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Richa Chadha, Actor
June 26, 2018

The female actor's unconventional choices have delighted audiences and critics alike....
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Alia Bhatt, Bollywood Actress

There’s Something About Alia

Text by Sucharita Tyagi. Illustration by Sudeepti Tucker

Sucharita Tyagi writes about the allure of Alia Bhatt, and how she grew into an ardent admirer of the young superstar’s evocative performances
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