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Featured, Kavita Dalal, Kavita Devi, NXT, Online Exclusive, Ronda Rousey, Stephanie McMahon, Women in wrestling, Women's Evolution, World Wrestling Entertainment, WWE
November 07, 2018

No longer relegated to being eye candy that caters to the male gaze, the women of WWE are finally rising to claim what they've always deserved. Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon talks about giving female wrestlers a rightful place among their male counterparts with the first-ever pay-per-view to consist solely of women's matches, which also features Indian wrestler Kavita Dalal
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Saaksha Bhat and Kinnari Kamat, Tashan Mehta, Hussain Dalal

The Importance Of Being Unpopular

Photographs by Shweta Desai. Styling by Ojas Kolvankar. Hair and make-up by Team Vanity, Mumbai

We appear to live in a universe where social media feeds dictate cultural opinions and trends before we can even begin to decide for ourselves. So it’s refreshing to come across people who choose to stand out from the crowd, following their gut instead of the herd. Verve gets four creative professionals to pen notes on their ‘unpopular’ opinions, as they introduce us to an obscure series of detective novels, a counter-intuitive fashion statement and an unexpected take on the art and commerce of cinema
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Every Indian city has its own eccentric visual vocabulary, but their road-side stores and signage have a largely common aesthetic that is easily recognisable. For Indianama 2018 — an initiative of the creative agency Animal — graphic designers took to the streets of Delhi and re-imagined the brand identity of individual shops, conceptualising a hip new update to the simplistic, improvised designs that existed before. Verve presents glimpses from the showcase through the eyes of six creators
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Harnidh Kaur, Author, Poet
October 30, 2018

The only Indian delegate to the global G(irls)20 Summit, 23-year-old Harnidh Kaur talks to Verve about her experience at this unique conference
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Aanya Soni, Featured, Gitanjali Rao, Haaziq Kazi, Kavya Vignesh, Online Exclusive, TEDx, Woman Up Summit, young Indian inventors, young inventors
October 29, 2018

These changemakers, under the age of 13 are trying to solve the very real environmental problems that plague our planet
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Alok Vaid-Menon, Featured, Gender Non-Conforming, LGBTQIA, Online Exclusive, Performance Art, Poetry, Queer, Queer Politics, Trans, Transfemininity

Looking Beyond The Gender Binaries With Queer Performance Artist Alok Vaid-Menon

Text by Shubham Ladha. Photography by Abhinav Anguria. Technical Design by Adrianne Keishing. Makeup by Rohit Singh

Trans feminine, queer and gender non-conforming performance artist Alok Vaid-Menon tells us how they're using fashion, beauty and poetry as a way to a more inclusive society and future
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All By Myself: Malishka Mendonsa

Text by Meghna Pant. Photograph by Joshua Navalkar

As a society, we often mistake being alone for being lonely. Women travelling alone must be pathetic. Men eating alone must be sad. We forget that silence isn’t empty but rather full of answers. In the last part of our series Radio Personality Mallishka reveals how escaping from her surroundings is sometimes the best way to find herself
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Hrishikesh Kannan, Radio Personality

All By Myself: Hrishikesh Kannan

Text by Meghna Pant. Photograph by Joshua Navalkar

As a society, we often mistake being alone for being lonely. Women travelling alone must be pathetic. Men eating alone must be sad. We forget that silence isn’t empty but rather full of answers. In the fourth part of our series Radio Personality Hrishikesh Kanan reveals how escaping from his surroundings is sometimes the best way to find himself
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LGBTQIA+ community, EltonJFernandez

Making up the rules

Photographed by Nihar Tanna. Realisation and Styling Team: Dhruv Tyagi and Ojas Kolvankar

As conversations around gender roles and identity become more nuanced, there has been a noticeable move towards inclusivity in the global beauty industry. Here in India, where the landscape is still dominated by content and products aimed at women, the LGBTQIA+ community is shaking things up. Beauty guru EltonJFernandez meets four forward-thinking members and uncovers what lies beneath the foundation
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Kaneez Surka, Comedian

All By Myself: Kaneez Surka

Text by Meghna Pant. Photograph by Joshua Navalkar

As a society, we often mistake being alone for being lonely. Women travelling alone must be pathetic. Men eating alone must be sad. We forget that silence isn’t empty but rather full of answers. In the third part of our series comedian Kaneez Surka reveals how escaping from her surroundings is sometimes the best way to find herself
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Teena Singh, Actor, model
October 18, 2018

All By Myself: Teena Singh

Text by Meghna Pant. Photograph by Joshua Navalkar

As a society, we often mistake being alone for being lonely. Women travelling alone must be pathetic. Men eating alone must be sad. We forget that silence isn’t empty but rather full of answers. In the second part of our series model Teena Singh reveals how escaping from her surroundings is sometimes the best way to find herself
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Gauri Devidayal, Restaurateur

All By Myself: Gauri Devidayal

Text by Meghna Pant. Photograph by Joshua Navalkar

As a society, we often mistake being alone for being lonely. Women travelling alone must be pathetic. Men eating alone must be sad. We forget that silence isn’t empty but rather full of answers. In the first part of our series restaurateur Gauri Devidayal reveals how escaping from her surroundings is sometimes the best way to find herself
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