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Archives: '19 Issue 06


Louis Vuitton, Fashion
January 14, 2020

Case On Point

Photographed by Ashish Shah. Creative Direction by Nitya Arora. Photographer’s Assistant: Abhishek Rao. Hair and Make-Up: Leeview Biswas. Models: Pooja Shree at Anima Creative Management and Neeraj Saini at Ninjas Model Management. Location Courtesy: The Maharajas’ Express

Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogrammed luggage accompanies a solo traveller as she skips air travel and takes a slowed-down journey on the Maharajas’ Express


January 13, 2020

A traditional war dance involving ferocious facial expressions, vigorous movements, much stamping, loud chanting, and displays of weaponry, the haka is truly spectacular to watch in person.


Motivational social media accounts have emerged as an unexpected champion of emotional and mental health, providing a much-needed shot of positivity to those seeking to manage stress, grief and anxiety. Best-selling author, speaker and serial social entrepreneur Neeta Bhushan leads Verve down a path of self-introspection


Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, Black Panther, Clark Kent, Featured, Indian superheroes, Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari, Krrish, Mr. India, Mugamoodi, Online Exclusive, Peter Parker, Ra.One, Raja Harishchandra, Spider-Man, Superman, Vinaya Vidheya Rama, Wonder Woman

Karthik Keramalu examines the causes behind a failing genre in a booming industry


Capital Comment, Madhu Jain
January 07, 2020

A Fine Line

Text by Madhu Jain. Illustration by Vishnu M Nair

Setting new borders in a geographical or personal sense can be complicated, finds Madhu Jain. Erasing them, even more so…


Pulpo (Octopus), Chintextle, Pickled carrot, Pujol
January 02, 2020

Twist of Plate

Text by Shirin Mehta

There is much more to Mexican food than tamales and tacos, discovers Shirin Mehta, who takes a flavourful bite out of Pujol, Contramar and Quintonil, three restaurants in Mexico City that have gained worldwide renown


Fashion, Get The Look
December 31, 2019

Think Twice

Styling by Ojas Kolvankar

‘Fashion with function’ is the mantra of modern style, and Verve gets five original minds to describe how they reframed the standard avatars of traditional attire and cast them in a contemporary mould


The Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Blue Mosque, Istanbul
December 30, 2019

Just Passing Through Istanbul

Text by Neeta Lal

Neeta Lal comes away with a fresh perspective on Istanbul as she trawls through its galleries, biennials and art fairs


Exclusive: Behind The Indian Adaptation Of Agatha Christie’s Iconic Murder Mystery

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographs by Joshua Navalkar

In conversation with director Melly Still and three of the actors (Shernaz Patel, Sonali Kulkarni and Denzil Smith) about the highs and challenges of ‘recontextualising’ the popular Agatha Christie murder mystery into an Indian setting


Double Talk
December 26, 2019

Double Talk

Text by Anandita Bhalerao. Illustrations by Rohan Hande

The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake shouldn’t be a luxury reserved for the young (or rich), just as learning a new language doesn’t have to be limited to classrooms. Anandita Bhalerao explores the stories of six individuals and the eclectic mix of languages acquired between them