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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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Sana Saha Khan, Cosplayer

The big fan theory

Text by Tina Dastur. Photographed by Anai Bharucha

The early versions of comic conventions mainly attracted people who were looking to swoop up limited-edition comic and sci-fi merchandise. Today, they have become less about the products and more about an immersive, interactive experience, expanding to include the entire gamut of pop culture entertainment. Cosplayer Sana Saha Khan reveals the finer details of this upcoming art form while Comic Con India founder Jatin Varma breaks down the evolution of the fandom subculture in India
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Mihir Fadnavis, Film Critic

While movies may create worlds of their own, they play a strong role in influencing and affecting the reality we live in. In the seventh part of our series, featuring seven film experts, Mihir Fadnavis speaks about the films that helped shape his outlook
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Siddhant Adlakha, film-maker, TV writer, actor and film critic

While movies may create worlds of their own, they play a strong role in influencing and affecting the reality we live in. In the sixth part of our series, featuring seven film experts, Siddhant Adlakha speaks about the films that helped shape his outlook
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