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Archives: '19 Issue 04


Kai Schultz, Journalist
September 12, 2019

Where The Heart Is

Text by Ojas Kolvankar. Illustration by Vishnu M Nair. Model Courtesy: Anima Creative Management

Six creative nomads — who, between them, can call home the global, multicultural communities of New Delhi, Mumbai and Goa — all share a meaningful New York connection. They discuss city swapping and street smarts as Verve asks them about belonging, identity and home…


The Gundecha Brothers

From a dinner hosted by Nigella Lawson to a celebration of the world's best pianists, Verve gives you the lowdown on the events that should be on your radar this weekend


The Hooghly and Mullick Ghat Flower Market, Strand Road, Kolkata

Just Passing Through Kolkata

Photographs by Neal Bhaumik

As Shreya Ila Anasuya revisits the city that she once knew so well, she takes us on a tour that highlights the multicultural make-up of various quarters in Bengal’s capital…


Style Trends

The Best Of Retro Fashion: Flamboyant Patterns, Exaggerated Silhouettes And Colour-Blocked Separates

Photographed by Indra Joshi. Styling by Akanksha Pandey. Assisted by Ateka Tambawala. Hair and Make-Up: Guia Bianchi, Anima Creative Management. Model: Sanjeevani Deoghare, Feat. Artists

Verve spins a kitschy tale of vintage-meets-modern with model Sanjeevani Deoghare, as she slips into the biggest hits from the good ol’ days – jumpsuits, ’80s-inspired power blazers, optical illusion prints, lungis and feminine maximalism


Priyanka Shah, Graphic Designer and Stylist

A graphic designer and stylist, Priyanka Shah uses elements from the natural world to construct sculptures of fantasy. With this exclusive series of weirdly wonderful installations, she looks towards major architectural movements, exploring the idea of what would happen if design inspired nature...


Sneha Krishnan, Textile Designer
September 09, 2019

Textile designer Sneha Krishnan and photographer Bjorn Wallander use their camera lenses as portals to those moments that transcend place and time. Walking alone through New York and Mumbai respectively, they frame spontaneous vignettes of the two cities which visually evoke each other’s auras. The images convey both their sense of piercing loneliness and nostalgia and their reality that life, no matter what, will go on…


Should plus-size be a “plus point” for a model’s portfolio in 2019? A feminist activist, a plus size model and a body positive influencer speak to Verve about elevating industry standards.


Featured, gay men, homosexuality, memoir, Online Exclusive, Section 377, Section 377 decriminalised, So Now You Know, Vivek Tejuja
September 05, 2019

Releasing on the anniversary of the decriminalisation of Section 377, Verve's Cultural Editor, Vivek Tejuja talks about having a privileged but often misunderstood childhood and wanting to deny his sexuality because of the deprecatory portrayal of homosexual characters in Bollywood films


Aurat Aurat Aurat by Motley

From a play based on Ismat Chughtai's works to an exhibition of Jamini Roy's creations, Verve gives you the lowdown on the events that should be on your radar this weekend


The Oresund Bridge
September 04, 2019

Hopping over to Sweden from Denmark for a day trip is a breeze thanks to the Øresund Bridge, a unique feat of civil engineering that connects the two once-warring countries