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Fouzia Dastango, Dastangoi Artiste

Entwined Histories: Fouzia Dastango

Text by Sharanya Deepak. Photographs by Uma Damle

India’s first birth photographer, Urshita Saini, and our foremost female dastangoi artiste, Fouzia Dastango, both embody their home city’s dynamism and cultural eccentricities. Step into Lodhi Garden and a historical haveli, as Verve experiences parts of Delhi that are intrinsically linked with the two women’s lives and the work they were born to do...
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Urshita Saini, India’s first birth photographer

Entwined Histories: Urshita Saini

Text by Sharanya Deepak. Photographs by Uma Damle

India’s first birth photographer, Urshita Saini, and our foremost female dastangoi artiste, Fouzia Dastango, both embody their home city’s dynamism and cultural eccentricities. Step into Lodhi Garden and a historical haveli, as Verve experiences parts of Delhi that are intrinsically linked with the two women’s lives and the work they were born to do...
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Yumnam Kamala Devi, Footballer

Fields of Gold: Yumnam Kamala Devi

Text by Shail Desai. Illustration by Vishnu M Nair

The North-East, and Manipur in particular, have emerged as major sports hubs in the country. In the last of a three-part series peeking into the lives of three young sportswomen from the state, Shail Desai tracks footballer Yumnam Kamala Devi's meteoric rise to the top despite all odds.
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Bombayla Devi Laishram, Archer

Fields of Gold: Bombayla Devi Laishram

Text by Shail Desai. Illustration by Vishnu M Nair

The North-East, and Manipur in particular, have emerged as major sports hubs in the country. In the second of a three-part series peeking into the lives of three young sportswomen from the state, Shail Desai tracks archer Bombayla Devi Laishram's meteoric rise to the top despite all odds.
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Samjetsabam Sarjubala Devi, Boxer

Fields of Gold: Samjetsabam Sarjubala Devi

Text by Shail Desai. Illustration by Vishnu M Nair

The North-East, and Manipur in particular, have emerged as major sports hubs in the country. In the first of a three-part series peeking into the lives of three young sportswomen from the state, Shail Desai tracks boxer Samjetsabam Sarjubala Devi's meteoric rise to the top despite all odds
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Sailesh Gopalan, Brown Paperbag Comics, Harshveer Jain, Storyseller Comics

Lines, scribbles and lots of humour are the tools of trade that fuel the creations of Sailesh Gopalan of Brown Paperbag Comics and Harshveer Jain of Storyseller Comics.
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