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Neena Gupta, Bollywood Actress, Badhaai Ho

My Friend, Neena

Photographed by Sushant Chhabria. Styling by Nidhi Jacob. Assisted by Divya Bavalia. Hair by Deepa Bambhaniya. Make-up by Savleen Manchanda. Location courtesy: Waterstones Hotel & Club, Mumbai

She has danced with her on stage, performed with her in plays and shared many of her life-changing moments, both professional and personal. And now, as her compatriot continues to earn accolades for a game-changing role in a record-smashing film, author and editor Sathya Saran rewinds to some of her friend’s most meaningful turning points
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Amruta Patil
December 27, 2018

Making Waves: Amruta Patil

Text by Ranjabati Das

Her works hold the reader captive with their sinewy, multilayered storylines. The country’s first female graphic novelist constructs and deconstructs narratives with a view to tell stories that are progressive, socially relevant and epic in scale, finds Verve
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Divya Dureja, Poet, Curator, DJ, Psychologist
December 26, 2018

Making Waves: Divya Dureja

Text by Shreya Ila Anasuya. Photographed by Sushant Chhabria. Styling by Akanksha Pandey. Hair and make-up by Riviera Vaz at Anima Creatives

She ties together multiple bodies of work as a poet, curator, DJ and psychologist. Verve meets one of the smart, savvy and sensitive new faces of mental health and LGBTQIA+ rights in India
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Nikhil D., Stylist, Smita Lasrado, model
December 24, 2018

Making Waves: Smita Lasrado and Nikhil D.

Text by Rushmika Banerjee. Photographed by Sushant Chhabria. Styling by Akanksha Pandey. Assisted by Ojas Kolvankar and Simran Kabra. Hair and make-up by Riviera Vaz at Anima Creatives. Location courtesy: Waterstones Hotel & Club, Mumbai

The flip side of beauty is not necessarily ugly. The duo — cofounders of model agency Feat. Artists — tells Verve about giving a voice to the brewing subculture of individuals who believe that looking good is more than skin-deep, even in the fashion industry
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Aditi Dugar, Restaurateur, Masque
December 21, 2018

Making Waves: Aditi Dugar

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographed by Sushant Chhabria. Styling by Akanksha Pandey. Hair and make-up by Riviera Vaz at Anima Creatives

The maverick restaurateur reflects to Verve about curating menus, foraging for ingredients, seasonality, sustainability and zero waste. All at that restaurant, Masque
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Neena Gupta, Bollywood Actress, Badhaai Ho
December 20, 2018

Force Of Nature: Neena Gupta

Text by Megha Shah. Photographed by Sushant Chhabria. Styling by Nidhi Jacob. Assisted by Divya Bavalia. Hair by Deepa Bambhaniya. Make-up by Savleen Manchanda. Location courtesy: Waterstones Hotel & Club, Mumbai

It’s the coming of age of an unconventional artiste, whose life has been laced with passion, scandal and heartbreak. As she stuns audiences with her latest release Badhaai Ho, she takes Verve through the defining moments of her life
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