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October 11, 2022

Susan Thomas’ eclectic philosophy on personal style has been shaped by early trips to the All India Handloom House and a keen interest in modern Indian history. In an exclusive interview, she speaks to us about making the shift from fashion outsider to insider, experimenting with saris, and being intentional in the present context of the need to expand the industry’s purview and engage in mindful consumption
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September 23, 2022

It may have been the reason for “Housefull” signs in theatres again, but the first instalment of Ayan Mukerji’s much-awaited fantasy trilogy met with mixed reactions. The dialogues in particular, which were intended to polish the film’s aspirational edge, came under fire because of the purported inauthenticity of their phrasing. We explore the film’s relationship to language and how Dharma Productions, an industry powerhouse that has successfully employed Hinglish in several of its productions, failed to do the same thing in its most globally ambitious project yet
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The Creative Director and Executive Chef at La Folie plays guide during the cacao harvest at the 22-acre Chempotty Estate, located in Hura, Karnataka, as she looks to have more control over the sourcing of her brand’s craft chocolate and support home-grown farming initiatives
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Five graduates from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi, walk us through their final-year projects
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August 19, 2022

The recently released Tamil-language film Gargi featured scenes of sexual assault that raised questions about its sensitive portrayal on-screen. Feminist historian and activist V. Geetha speaks to Verve about the ethics of picturising such violence, the function of trigger warnings, the rape-revenge genre, as well as imagining a visual narrative outside of the criminal justice framework
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Verve takes a coffee break with Ashish D’abreo to understand the ins and outs of his artisanal brand and his goal to change the beverage as we know it
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August 08, 2022

We bring together four designers in the fashion and textile space to dissect the fragility and future of Indian couture beyond bridal and occasion wear
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