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Archives: '19 Issue 01


Wendell Rodricks
March 20, 2019

The lingua franca of Indian fashion started taking shape in the early ’90s when designers from different parts of the country began to move out of their cocooned boutiques into the mass retail landscape, where they conceptualised exclusive brands that were built on a quintessentially Indian aesthetic. Rushmika Banerjee reaches out to three industry stalwarts, who started their careers in the same decade, and has them reimagine one of their classic designs for a contemporary buyer


Ayurveda, Beauty, Doshas, Featured, Haircare, Kapha, Ohria, Online Exclusive, Pitta, Rajni Ohri, Skincare, Vata, Wellness

Finding My Dosha And Myself

Text by Ranjabati Das

Ohria Ayurveda, a beauty and skincare brand, acquaints us with an ancient Indian ritual — dosha analysis — which may well be the answer to many of our modern problems


Sarah Sahim

Social media streams appear bloated with career-related humble brags from people who would associate Hanson with classic rock. It’s no wonder then, that other urban creatives on the cusp of Generations Y and Z are stricken with self-doubt when the same type of ‘success’ as their peers seems out of reach. Birmingham-based writer Sarah Sahim – snark intact – introspects on this far too real phenomenon.


Churchgate railway station, the southernmost terminus on the Western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway.
March 19, 2019

Queer Haunts Of The ’90s

Text by Ojas Kolvankar and Shubham Ladha. Photographs by Mallika Chandra.

Carefully navigating conservative social norms to avoid being outed, ostracised or questioned by the authorities, men who belong to marginalised LGBTQIA+ groups cultivated safe spaces for their interactions in the ’90s.


Book Fairies Worldwide, Books, Featured, Huda Merchant, Jeddah Reads, Literacy, Literary Arts, Literary Culture, Online Exclusive, Read, Reading

The book-based social initiative is changing lives, one page at a time


Andreco, Aravani Art Project, Artists, Asian Paints, Daku, Featured, Hanif Kureshi, Jor Bagh, KONA, Lodhi Art District, Murals, Online Exclusive, Sameer Kulavoor, St+art Delhi, St+art Festival 2019, St+art Foundation, St+Art India, Street Art, Yok and Sheryo
March 18, 2019

The 2019 edition of St+art Delhi festival presents futuristic concepts that are a commentary on the current environmental degradation along with artworks and installations that make you ponder the social decline that our meme-loving generation has come to be associated with


Salma Sultan, Neethi Ravindran, Usha Albuquerque, Doordarshan

Before cacophonous primetime news hours proved why we call it the ‘idiot box’, there was once a steadier approach to the reportage of national events. When Doordarshan was the predominant news channel back in the day, some of the country’s pioneering anchors were a group of women whose names became — and for many Indians still remain — synonymous with broadcast news back in the day. Salma Sultan, Neethi Ravindran and Usha Albuquerque, who continued to rule the small screen well into the ’90s, speak to Verve about being the faces and voices of our nation


Anita Dube, Art, Artists, Arun Kumar, Bapi Das, Charan Singh, Chitra Ganesh, Featured, Kochi, Kochi - Muziris Biennale 2019, Kochi Muziris Biennale, Lubna Chowdhary, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Online Exclusive, Probir Gupta, Rina Banerjee, Song Dong, Sonia Khurana, Sue Williamson, Sunil Gupta, Tejal Shah

At the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 which enjoys the most amount of female participation, Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena picks out the most thought-provoking artworks


Are Fashion Weeks Still Relevant?

Are Fashion Weeks Still Relevant?

Images by Ayesha Kapadia

With designers choosing to debut collections on social media, magazine editors visiting infrequently, buyers cutting short their time spent and no one really clamouring for that controversial front row -- does anybody still care? Asks Nishat Fatima.


Athleisure, Fashion, fashion and art, Fashion Design Council of India, FDCI, Featured, Huemn, India Fashion Week, Indian Designers, Indian luxury, LMIFW, LMIFW2019, Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week, Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week 2019, Nitin Bal Chauhan, Online Exclusive, Performance Art, Pranav Mishra, Prashant Verma, Samant Chauhan, Shyma Shetty, Style

Designers Turned Storytellers On Day 2 Of India Fashion Week

Text by Akanksha Pandey and Ojas Kolvankar. With inputs from Rushmika Banerjee

From Prashant Verma’s theatrical performance to Huemn’s homage to the youth of Kashmir, day 2 was about self-reflection