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Archives: '19 Issue 06


A Story Unto Himself

Text by Sadaf Shaikh

Having grown up as a member of the Stolen Generations -- indigenous people who were forcibly erased from the fabric of Australian history -- Larry Walsh is imbuing contemporary vigour into the lost tales of his ancestors


Cakes
December 24, 2019

Letting Them Eat Cake

Text by Zaral Shah. Photographed by Joshua Navalkar

Thanks to these mindful entrepreneurs who were inspired to modify their sugar and carb consumption habits themselves, Mumbai’s holistic fitness seekers don’t need to rethink ordering dessert…


Jasleen Royal, Singer and Songwriter
December 23, 2019

Escape Artistes

Illustrations by Rohan Dahotre

A cluster of deep thinkers articulates the necessity of getting away from their immediate surroundings and discloses the energising destinations nearby that restore their motivations to keep going


Capucines Mini Vendôme handbag, Louis Vuitton

Sunny Side Up

Text by Rushmika Banerjee. Photograph by Joshua Navalkar

The name comes from Rue des Capucines, a street in Paris where the house’s founder had set up his first store, in the same neighbourhood as Place Vendôme.


Leah and Bea Koch, owners of The Ripped Bodice in Los Angeles — the only exclusively romance bookstore in the United States — specially select five contemporary titles that lead with the heart


Like Father Unlike Daughter

Text by Sadaf Shaikh. Photographed By Sushant Kadam. Hair And Make-Up By Anuradha Raman. Location Courtesy: Soho House Mumbai

Creative consultant Ekta Rajani and businessman Suresh Rajani may share the same blood, but their approaches to style are hardly related. The daughter’s downsized and minimalist-yet-original wardrobe has inspired young consumers to re-evaluate their purchasing patterns, while the equally couture-conscious father follows a more outlandish school of fashion. Verve spends a day observing the pair’s tailor-made modes of self-expression


Find Your Language

Photographed by Joshua Navalkar

The number of mother tongues spoken in India runs into the thousands, yet in the arena of mainstream literature, where English continues to dominate, only a fraction of the significant writing being produced finds a platform. Verve highlights flash fiction in Urdu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam, exclusively authored for us by four bilingual wordsmiths...


Mallika Chandra, Photographer and designer
December 10, 2019

Making The Cut

Photographed by Sushant Kadam. Styling by Akanksha Pandey. Photograher’s Assistant: Amit Bane. Hair by Sonam Singh. Make-up by Shreya Srivastava. Both at Feat. Artists

Photographer and designer Mallika Chandra digs into the public obsession with women’s hair after she put her own on the chopping block and faced an invasion of unsolicited opinions…


December 09, 2019

You’ve Got Mail

Photographed by Joshua Navalkar

E-vites are swiftly catching on as a solution for saving time – and trees – while planning a wedding. These digital announcements have also opened up a new track in the creative arena, and four couples from the design community share the customised online invitations that made it into their guests’ inboxes


December 05, 2019

Despite little fanfare outside a niche circle of film buffs, MUBI’s India launch makes a compelling case for switching over from mainstream streaming platforms