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January 28, 2020

Rebels With A Cause

Photographed by Nishant Radhakrishnan

It is hard not to factor the environment into any long-term plans for the way we live. Three urbanites from different age groups and walks of life — Reem Khokhar, Karishma Sehgal and Aditya Dubey — have opted to stop being passive and made irrevocable choices that align with the well-being of the planet. By respectively sticking with a decision taken in her teens to not have children, choosing to design a sustainable personal wardrobe and juggling an education with climate change activism, these determined citizens of the Earth share how their tomorrows have been affected by the deterioration of the natural world today.
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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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Motivational social media accounts have emerged as an unexpected champion of emotional and mental health, providing a much-needed shot of positivity to those seeking to manage stress, grief and anxiety. Best-selling author, speaker and serial social entrepreneur Neeta Bhushan leads Verve down a path of self-introspection
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Double Talk

Double Talk

Text by Anandita Bhalerao. Illustrations by Rohan Hande

The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake shouldn’t be a luxury reserved for the young (or rich), just as learning a new language doesn’t have to be limited to classrooms. Anandita Bhalerao explores the stories of six individuals and the eclectic mix of languages acquired between them
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Like Father Unlike Daughter

Text by Sadaf Shaikh. Photographed By Sushant Kadam. Hair And Make-Up By Anuradha Raman. Location Courtesy: Soho House Mumbai

Creative consultant Ekta Rajani and businessman Suresh Rajani may share the same blood, but their approaches to style are hardly related. The daughter’s downsized and minimalist-yet-original wardrobe has inspired young consumers to re-evaluate their purchasing patterns, while the equally couture-conscious father follows a more outlandish school of fashion. Verve spends a day observing the pair’s tailor-made modes of self-expression
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Sukhada Tatke
December 04, 2019

Below The Surface

Image Courtesy: Ida Taavitsainen / Millennium Images, UK

Five years after learning how to swim, Sukhada Tatke finally tests the waters outdoors and contemplates the existential uncertainties of nature while floating in the rippling Schlachtensee in Berlin
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