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September 25, 2018

They are frequently mistaken for crossdressers or transgenders and are accustomed to police humiliation while travelling in their drag avatars. In a post section 377 world, our series explores the impact on drag culture and performance in the country through the eyes of 5 queens.
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2 States, actor, Alia Bhatt, Birthday wishes, Bollywood, Brahmastra, celebrity, Dear Zindagi, Featured, Film, Gauri Shinde, Gully Boy, Happy Birthday!, Highway, Kapoor and Sons, Movies, Online Exclusive, Raazi, Student of the Year, Udta Punjab
September 03, 2018

Alia Bhatt On What It Means To Be A Millennial Icon

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena

The young actor talks to us about the turning points in her career and personal life and about inspiring a generation
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Delhi’s Prabh Deep raps about the everyday struggles of growing up in his neighbourhood in New Delhi

Nurturing an inclusive environment that is intent on giving a voice to the marginalised, they talk to us about raising Azadi Records — their one-year-old that has been making all the right noises
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Rekha Goyal, Pooja Dhingra
August 21, 2018

When Pastry Chef Pooja Dhingra Took A Pottery Class

Text by Sadaf Shaikh. Photographs by Shweta Desai. Styling by Ojas Kolvankar. Location Courtesy: The Pottery Lab at Temperance, Mumbai

Ceramic artist Rekha Goyal tries to find out if the Le 15 founder can work her magic on clay the way she does with batter
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Shiv Ankit Ahuja

In the fourth and final part of our series spotlighting the redefining and restructuring of the Indian art scene, founders of The Irregulars Art Fair curate their picks of artists breaking the mould
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Gita Wolf, Tara Books

Gita Wolf’s Chennai-based publishing house creates sustainably produced, thought-provoking titles, that help younger readers navigate cultures, societies and geographies with sensitivity
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Tarini Sethi And Anant Ahuja
August 16, 2018

In the third part of our series spotlighting the new forms and cultural codes restructuring the Indian art scene, the founders of The Irregulars Art Fair talk about why they created an alternative platform for independent artists
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Sahil Naik

Avant-Garde Aesthetes: Jagdip Jagpal’s Artists To Watch Out For

Text and interviews by Tina Dastur and Preksha Sharma

In the second part of our series, the director and re-inventor of the Indian Art Fair, curates a list of nine, innovative multi-disciplinary artists
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Alisha Sadikot, Heritage Professional

Preserving The Past

Text by Huzan Tata

Her interest and background in history and art led her to become one of Mumbai’s most popular young historians, educating visitors and students through her interactive city walks. Independent museums and heritage professional Alisha Sadikot lets Verve in on her journey
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Jagdip Jagpal, director and re-inventor of the India Art Fair
August 14, 2018

Avant-Garde Aesthetes: Jagdip Jagpal

Text and interviews by Tina Dastur and Preksha Sharma

As genres are getting redefined, the Indian art scene is being restructured using exciting new forms and cultural codes. In the first part of our series Jagdip Jagpal, director and re-inventor of the Indian Art Fair talks about the latest developments
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Abhinit Khanna, Creative Arts Manager, Consultant

Wearing His Art On His Sleeve: A Tête-À-Tête With Abhinit Khanna

Text by Shubham Ladha. Photographs by Anai Bharucha. Styling by Ojas Kolvankar

He provides a sardonic take on the social dynamics within India’s art community through his digital project #ArtWorldMemes, but his fashion choices are no joke
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Karan Singh, Artist, Illustrator
August 08, 2018

The multidisciplinary artist infuses his work with a playful mix of patterns and palettes
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