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Archives: '20 Issue 03


body harnesses, brown boy fashion, desi man aesthetic, gender neutral fashion, Koy Toy Boy, Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar, Logomania, men's jewellery, Online Exclusive, Studio Haus, The Koy Store

Boys And Their Toys

Text by Sadaf Shaikh

Product and interior designer Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar is diversifying into fashion with his label, Koy Toy Boy, inspired by the uninhibited workers at his construction site, who also showcase the subversive garments for his campaign.


Masilo, Eisha Maskara Sheth, Kshitij Sheth
July 10, 2020

Founder of the conscious baby products brand Masilo, Eisha Maskara Sheth, and her husband, Kshitij Sheth, share tips for first-time parents who want to kickstart safe habits when it comes to shopping for their newest family member


A Suitable Boy, dystopian fiction, Emily St. John Mandel, Featured, Geraldine Brooks, Kalpish Ratna, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Ottessa Moshfegh, quarantine reading, Rebecca Makkai, Room 000: Narratives of the Bombay Plague, Station Eleven, The Great Believers, Vikram Seth, Year of Wonders

Me, My Shelf And I

Text by Vivek Tejuja. Illustrations by Harjyot Khalsa

The columnist has found that reading stories set in fictional or dystopic worlds assuages his paranoia and anxiety about the planet and himself. He recommends six novels that could be unexpected beacons during extended periods of turmoil


Sneakers from Converse, Puma and Veja. (Veja is exclusively available at VegNonVeg stores in India.)
July 08, 2020

Best Foot Forward

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographed by Joshua Navalkar

In a significant move towards sustainability, mainstream brands are launching street-chic green options which are crafted using natural materials. Verve spotlights three of few of them


Beyond Meat, Candy & Green, clean eating, Dalgona coffee, eat consciously, ethical food practices, EVO Foods, Featured, food sustainability, Impossible Foods, James Wilks, Lavaash by Saby, local ingredients, meat eaters, Megha Kohli, Netflix' The Game Changers, non-vegetarians, Olive Bar & Kitchen, omnivores, phenti hui coffee, plant-based meat, plant-based protein foods, responsible eating, Shraddha Bhansali, sustainable cooking practices, veganism
July 07, 2020

Think Before You Eat

Text by Sadaf Shaikh

Even though certain claims by vegans as well as omnivores are backed by science, there is no objective answer to the question of which dietary doctrine is more effective. So, while chef and meat eater Megha Kohli and vegan restaurateur Shraddha Bhansali may not eat off the same plate, they unequivocally agree on the need to consume more responsibly. During an engaging video conference, the two women share their thoughts on ethical food practices


An Haute Setting

Text by Anandita Bhalerao

Zoya’s first Bengaluru store offers private spaces, a safe retail experience and artistic, handcrafted jewellery


Advance Locality Management, ALM, city infrastructure, coastal road project, community participation, environmental preservation, Featured, Indrani Malkani, international Ashoka fellowship for social entrepreneurship, Little Gibbs Road ALM, Model School Bus Service, Mumbai metro, neighbourhood activism, Residents’ Association for Malabar Hill, V Citizens Action Network, VCAN, Zero Garbage Malabar Hill

Love Thy Neighbourhood

Text by Supriya Thanawala. Photographed by Prashant Giani

As someone who has dedicated herself to improving the quality of life for her fellow Mumbaiites, Indrani Malkani’s work is never done. Verve gets the VCAN (V Citizens Action Network) head to take the afternoon off from her civic duties and talk about matters closest to her heart


Aleya Sen, Writer, director and producer

Scene Change

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena

Writer, director and producer Aleya Sen insists on developing a comprehensively mindful work ethic in her Mumbai office and on her film sets


Anamika Vanpariya, biodegradable fabrics, fabric scraps, Fashion, Featured, gender-fluid brands, greenwashing, Hetal Shrivastav, mass-produce, Purnima Jain, Raasleela textile, Resham Karmchandani, sampling waste, Sanya Suri, Sayesha Sachdev, second-hand textiles, Style Trends, sustainable fashion practices, textile waste, Upcycling, zero-waste practices

Natural Curiosity

Text by Shweta Navandar

A surge in interest around sustainable ready-to-wear has resulted in an exponentially growing number of fashion initiatives. Verve looks into four brands — Slow, RaasLeela Textile, The Pot Plant and Core — that have implemented some vital practices like upcycling patchwork, managing waste generation, producing gender-fluid clothing, using plant-based textiles, and illustrates the processes that each one follows


alternative beauty, Beauty, Boheco Life, daily greens, Featured, hemp seed powder, Kombucha, Krishi Cress, natural supplements, Purearth, seabuckthorn berry oil, Sue’s Yogi Kettle, tisane, Wellbeing Nutrition
July 01, 2020

Beauty Boosters

Illustrations by Swati Sinha. Product curation by Shweta Navandar

Sprung from the prolific wellness industry, a new breed of natural supplements is having its moment in the mass market. Verve spotlights the powders, oils, tisanes, kombucha teas and pills that have caught the attention of those seeking alternative routes towards inner and outer beauty…