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Gaytri Bhatia, Environmental Analyst/Grower

A Day In The Life Of Gaytri Bhatia At Vrindavan Farm

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographs by Sushant Chhabria. Styling by Nitya Arora. Assisted by Shweta Navandar. Hair and Make-Up by Cassandra Kehren at Toabh Creative

Gaytri Bhatia left a corporate job in America to take over Vrindavan Farm on the outskirts of Mumbai, transforming it into a fully-sustainable, organic venture…. See how the former city dweller has adapted her daily routine for this life-changing transition
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Raveena Tandon, Bollywood Actress

Raveena Tandon: “There’s Space For An Older Sensual Woman”

Text by Paromita Vohra. Styling by Divyak D’souza. Photographed by Tarun Vishwa. Assisted by Zenia Daruvala and Khushi Bhatia. Hair by Florian Hurel at Artist Factory India. Make-Up by Kritika Gill

Women on the silver screen had just begun to showcase a certain confidence, independence and joie de vivre. And ’90s superstar Raveena Tandon infused each of her performances with her distinguishable brand of physical energy and natural femininity. Paromita Vohra, writer-filmmaker, has a conversation with the accidental actor to examine the space she occupied on celluloid in her heyday, and follows her evolution into an even more self-aware sex symbol since then
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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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Twinkle Khanna, Bollywood Actress, Mrs Funnybones, Pyjamas are Forgiving

Twinkle Khanna: “I’m not Mrs Funny bones!”

Text by Meghna Pant. Photographed by Sushant Chhabria. Styling by Shweta Betty. Assisted by Simran Jain and Ashwini Iyer. Hair by Yianni Tsapatori at Faze Model Management. Make-up by Nisha Gulati at Faze Model Management

Three years ago she rose unexpectedly from the ashes of an unsuccessful acting career and has since forced her critics into silence. Fresh off the release of another best-seller Pyjamas are Forgiving, Twinkle Khanna proves that she is in control of the narrative – pen in hand and tongue in cheek. Verve spends an invigorating morning with the outspoken author
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Dia Mirza, Bollywood Actress

Dia Mirza On the #MeToo Movement, Her Efforts Towards Sustainability And Her Portrayal Of Maanayata Dutt

Text by Zaral Shah. Photographed by Vikram Bawa. Styling by Shweta Navandar. Fashion intern: Simran Kabra

She’s a natural in front of the camera — and an absolute delight behind it too. Strolling through the newly minted eateries at Palladium and High Street Phoenix, Dia Mirza talks to Verve about embracing her screen portrayals and her social ventures with equal love and ardour
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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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Rithika Merchant, Artist

Artist And Cover Girl Rithika Merchant’s Fantastical World

Text by Skye Arundhati Thomas. Photographed by Rema Chaudhary. Styling by Nidhi Jacob. Assisted by Divya Bavalia. Make-up and Hair by Kritika Gill

Her work is full of hybrid creatures, liquid landscapes and horoscopic skies. But, the Barcelona-based, Mumbai-born visual artist has her feet firmly on the ground and her eye sharply on the ball
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