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Archives: '20 Issue 03


Avaeita Mathur, Featured, Khushboo Gupta, motherhood during Covid-19, motherhood in 2020, Online Exclusive, Parbati Dasgupta, Pooja Dipesh Shah, Raising kids during a pandemic, Studio Metallurgy, venting session, working mothers, Zoom call with mothers
September 19, 2020

Greater Expectations

Written and moderated by Ranjabati Das

Four 30-something mothers share their thoughts about keeping their professional and family lives on track during the pandemic as they grapple with the disproportionate burden of responsibility placed on them


Best Screenplay, Chaitanya Tamhane, director-writer, Featured, film festivals during a pandemic, FIPRESCI, Head of post-production, Mathilukal, Online Exclusive, Producer, socially-distanced screenings, Tanaji Dasgupta, The Disciple, Venice International Film Festival, Vivek Gomber
September 14, 2020

Verve talks to the makers of FIPRESCI award winner The Disciple


accessible open spaces, Ambika Agarwal, citizen-led initiative, city planning, fastest-growing Indian cities, Featured, green spaces in Delhi, Gurgaon, Gurugram, IAmGurgaon, Latika Thukral, no-plastic initiatives, Online Exclusive, reforestation, Sikanderpur dump yard, Swanzal Kak Kapoor, unplanned development, urban jungles, vilayati kikar, voluntary organisations, Wazirabad-Chhakarpur Bundh, women-led initiatives

Lady In Green

Text by Sharanya Deepak

A co-founder of the citizen-led organisation IAmGurgaon, she left a career in banking to focus on transforming the privately developed North Indian city from an inefficiently run eyesore into a residential oasis. Latika Thukral tells us about the various environmental efforts she has been spearheading for over a decade.


actor, child actors, Director, Featured, Films, Geetu Mohandas, Kelkkunnundo, Kelkkunnundo (Are You Listening?), Liar’s Dice, Malayalam cinema, Moothon, Moothon (The Elder One), Online Exclusive, Onnu Mutal Poojyam Vare, Oscar entry, Writer
September 07, 2020

Calling The Shots

Text by Akshaya Pillai. Illustration by Aishwaryashree

With her latest film, the bilingual Moothon, sweeping up three awards at the New York Indian Film Festival in August, Geetu Mohandas continues her successful turn as a writer-director in Malayalam cinema. We had caught up with the former actor for a casual chat in her Kochi home a few months before, to talk movies, memories and motherhood.


September 04, 2020

Starry Night

Photographed by Mallika Chandra

The newest addition to Hermès’ Eau des Merveilles family is the L'Ombre Des Merveilles, French for “the shadow of wonders”, which serves up a tender blend using only three raw ingredients: incense, tonka bean and black tea.


binge-watching, Dhoop Kinare, Featured, feminism in television, Munafiq, Netflix, Online Exclusive, Pakistani serials, Pakistani tv series, progressive mainstream entertainment, regressive TV tropes, Suno Chanda, the landscape of entertainment in India, Zindagi Gulzar Hai
September 03, 2020

From the Other Side 

Text by Vivek Tejuja. Collage by Aishwaryashree

While spending the lockdown together, a son discovers his mother’s latest pop culture obsession.


BCCI, commentator, Cricket, cricketer-turned-commentator, Featured, ICC Hall of Fame, Lisa Sthalekar, Online Exclusive, stereotype about female athletes, women achievers, Women in sports, Women’s Cricket Association of India
September 02, 2020

The All-Rounder

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena

The Indian-born Australian Lisa Caprini Sthalekar was recently inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, becoming the 9th woman to be so honoured. We have an exclusive conversation with the pioneering cricketer-turned-commentator, who remains grounded even in the face of incredible professional success


Cecilia, Featured, Ikisvon Jamang, Jang, Luu Liu, Online Exclusive, pre-worn lingerie, Sustainable Fashion, sustainable lingerie, thrifted lingerie, vintage lingerie, vintage lingerie enthusiast, vintage lingerie Instagram store
August 28, 2020

Basic Intimates

Text by Akanksha Pandey. Celia and Jang for Luu Liu; photographed by Aishwaryashree. Ikisvon Jamang; photographed by Zingyarlan Jamang with Mallika Chandra

From shops to Instagram to editorials, vintage clothing has taken a huge leap into the limelight, especially with both industry and consumer attempts at merging sustainability with fashion. But what about vintage lingerie? The appeal of a well-constructed lace bra or corset might be tied up with age-old wear and tear, but the truth will set you free.


August 26, 2020

A Sketch In Time

Text by Reem Khokhar

Rohan Chakravarty, the award-winning creator of Green Humour, a series of eco-focused comics and illustrations, looks back on a decade of being one of the most engaging voices within the sphere of environmental conservation and stresses on the need to participate in the conversation


August 23, 2020

A conversation with directors Anvita Dutt (Bulbbul), Neeraj Udhwani (Maska), Honey Trehan (Raat Akeli Hai) and Sharan Sharma (Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl). Moderated by Anuj Malhotra, founder of Lightcube