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Audrey Maben, Amy Mehta

Microlight Pilot Audrey Maben And Her Daughter Share More Than A Penchant For Adventure

Text by Sadaf Shaikh. Styling by Vinita Makhija. Photographs by Soumya Iyer. Assisted by Riddhi Purushottam Vartak. Hair and Make-up by Lakmé Salon

Audrey Maben, India’s first female microlight flying instructor, and her daughter Amy Mehta have a resplendent family heirloom that the pair hopes to pass down the generations
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Manisha Koirala, Bollywood Actress, Sanju, Lust Stories

Manisha Koirala’s New Reality

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographed by Joshua Navalkar. Styling by Ojas Kolvankar. Hair and Make-Up: Anuradha Raman. Hair and Make-Up Assistant: Suraj Tiwari

She faces each day with her trademark wide smile, despite being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Seen earlier this year in Sanju and Lust Stories, Manisha Koirala has come to terms with the changes that have occurred in her mind, body, lifestyle and social circle. Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena pens her story — in the actor’s own words
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Aishwarya Ayushmaan, Alex Mathew, drag queens, Equal Rights, Equality, Featured, Human Rights, Ikshaku Bezbaroa, Keshav Suri, Kitty Ko, Kitty Su, Kushboo, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Lush Monsoon, Maya The Drag Queen, Mayamma, Online Exclusive, pride, Randy Scarhol, Rimi Heart, Section 377, Sudipto Biswas, Veronique

They are frequently mistaken for crossdressers or trans people 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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Anjali Kumar, Stalking God — My Unorthodox Search For Something To Believe In
September 28, 2018

In Search of Self

Text by Karthik Shankar

Anjali Kumar, the author of Stalking God — My Unorthodox Search For Something To Believe In, talks to Verve about faith, the importance of keeping an open mind and the commonality of our humanity
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Aishwarya Ayushmaan, Alex Mathew, drag queens, Equal Rights, Equality, Featured, Human Rights, Ikshaku Bezbaroa, Keshav Suri, Kitty Ko, Kitty Su, Kushboo, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Lush Monsoon, Maya The Drag Queen, Mayamma, Online Exclusive, pride, Randy Scarhol, Rimi Heart, Section 377, Sudipto Biswas, Veronique

They are frequently mistaken for crossdressers or trans people 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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Aishwarya Ayushmaan, Alex Mathew, drag queens, Equal Rights, Equality, Featured, Human Rights, Ikshaku Bezbaroa, Keshav Suri, Kitty Ko, Kitty Su, Kushboo, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Lush Monsoon, Maya The Drag Queen, Mayamma, Online Exclusive, pride, Randy Scarhol, Rimi Heart, Section 377, Sudipto Biswas, Veronique
September 27, 2018

Being A Drag Queen In India: Maya

Text by Sadaf Shaikh

They are frequently mistaken for crossdressers or trans people 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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Podcast host Cyrus Broacha, content creator Srishti Dixit
September 26, 2018

Cyrus Broacha And Srishti Dixit Attempt To Settle The Eternal Cat Vs Dog Debate

Text by Sadaf Shaikh. Photographs by Debarati Sanyal. Styling by Shweta Navandar. Hair and Make-up by Jean-Claude Biguine, India

A pet’s unconditional loyalty is certainly a happy perk of bringing one into your home. However the human’s allegiance to their chosen four-legged housemate is perhaps even more steadfast. Podcast host Cyrus Broacha, content creator Srishti Dixit and their trusty sidekicks spend a morning with Verve who observes the animal instincts at play...
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Aishwarya Ayushmaan, Alex Mathew, drag queens, Equal Rights, Equality, Featured, Human Rights, Ikshaku Bezbaroa, Keshav Suri, Kitty Ko, Kitty Su, Kushboo, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Lush Monsoon, Maya The Drag Queen, Mayamma, Online Exclusive, pride, Randy Scarhol, Rimi Heart, Section 377, Sudipto Biswas, Veronique

They are frequently mistaken for crossdressers or trans people 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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Aishwarya Ayushmaan, Alex Mathew, drag queens, Equal Rights, Equality, Featured, Human Rights, Ikshaku Bezbaroa, Keshav Suri, Kitty Ko, Kitty Su, Kushboo, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Lush Monsoon, Maya The Drag Queen, Mayamma, Online Exclusive, pride, Randy Scarhol, Rimi Heart, Section 377, Sudipto Biswas, Veronique
September 25, 2018

They are frequently mistaken for crossdressers or trans people 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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