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Rishu Singh, Ennui.Bomb
October 10, 2018

Punk For Life

Text by Akhil Sood. Photographs by Nihar Tanna

A pioneering figure on the Indian punk rock scene, Rishu Singh is devoted not just to the musicality and the aesthetics but also to the ideology of the genre. He lets us in on his demons, days of debauchery and the DIY ethos of his dream projects
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Tanul Thakur, National Award-winning 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 third part of our series, featuring seven film experts, Tanul Takur speaks about the films that helped shape his outlook on love
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The Mommy Network, Kiran Chaudhry Amlani, Shreya Lamba, Tejal Bajla

Balancing Act

Text by Tina Dastur. Photograph by Shruti Tejwani

The Mommy Network is an online platform that helps working mothers juggle their responsibilities by connecting them with a support system of like-minded women. Its annual pop-up, which features a range of children-focused vendors, partners exclusively with Verve this year, and the three founders speak with us about the evolution of their initiative.
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Anupama Chopra, Film Editor

While movies may create worlds of their own, they play a strong role in influencing and affecting the reality we live in. In the second part of our series, featuring seven film experts, Anupama Chopra speaks about the films that helped shape her outlook on relationships
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Rachel Dwyer, Pprofessor of Indian cultures and cinema at SOAS, University of London

While movies may create worlds of their own, they play a strong role in influencing and affecting the reality we live in. In the first of a series, featuring seven film experts, professor and writer Rachel Dwyer speaks about the films that helped shape her outlook
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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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