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Archives: '14 Issue 01


Fashion Harajuku
February 19, 2014

Colour Me Harajuku

Photographed by Toranj Kavyon. Styling by Shirin Salwan. Assisted by Anuradha Gandhi. Make-up and hair by Marianna Mukuchyan, Anima Creative Management. Model Courtesy: Natasha Ramachandran, Anima Creative Management.

An overdose of colour, an excess of print and oodles of layering. That’s what japanese street style is all about.


Let’s Get This Party Started

Text by Viseshika Sharma

A hint of rose, a splash of jasmine... Verve asks around for the pretty rituals that will wake you up


Bombay-Paperie-installation-at-Vikhroli-Skin-Photograph-by-Nitin-Shimpi
January 28, 2014

Azaadi From Boundaries

Text by Parmesh Shahani

A successful pop-up and a heartbreaking Supreme Court decision leave Parmesh Shahani feeling bittersweet at the beginning of 2014


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Speaking To The Future

Text by Madhu Jain. Illustration by Farzana Cooper

Madhu Jain contemplates the relationship of past, present and future, as we step into the New Year


Abu Dhabi

Vision Abu Dhabi

Text by Shirin Mehta

The Abu Dhabi emirate is the largest in the UAE and much is happening here to draw visitors to this fast-developing wonderland that respects the past and looks forward to an entertaining and amazing future.


Storytellers of the Year

Text by Neha Gupta

A Storyboard with a social cause, novels doused with strong characters, films with emotional subtext.... Verve scripts the story of storytellers who have mastered the art of recounting gripping narratives


Mittu Chadilaya
January 27, 2014

The Sky’s The Limit!

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographs by Sukil Tarnas and Khushboo Agarwal

Former model…proud father...one of the youngest CEOs in – and the current poster boy of – the aviation industry. Recently anointed to the hot seat, 32-year-old Mittu Chandilya returned to his homeland to pilot AirAsia India.


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Shifting Sands

Text by Shashi Baliga. Photograph by Ankur Chaturvedi

Though her life has been overlaid with emotional turbulence, the global nomad says she is now comfortable anywhere in the world. In India, for the release of her first novel The Shadow Of The Crescent Moon, Fatima Bhutto talks about her literary works, her creative muse and her political legacy


Verve’s Fresh List 2014

Interviews by Wyanet Vaz. Photographs by Sameer Mangtani (Mumbai), Neha Choudhury (Delhi), Sukil Tarnas and Khushboo Agarwal (Chennai). Illustrations by Foram Shah. Conceptualised And Executed by Poulomi Dey and Soumya Kumar. Styling by Anuradha Gandhi. Make-Up And Hair by Saks (Mumbai), Lakmé Absolut Salon (New Delhi) And Lakmé Salon (Chennai)

Verve’s Gen Next achievers are leading the winds of change. The one attribute that binds them all is a sense of freedom – the liberty of choosing careers in challenging territories, changing mindsets and being their own inspirations. Their achievements are testimonies of moving out of a comfort zone while believing their dreams will lead the way


Nimrat Kaur The Lunchbox Verve Cover

Scripting Her Own Path

Text by Neha Gupta. Photographs by Aneev Rao. Styling by Nisha Jhangiani

She started with ad films, went on to dazzle with her versatility on stage and then catapulted into a noticeable entity on screen. Actor Nimrat Kaur talks about the impact of a traumatic childhood, her independent teen years, and what’s holding her back from signing a new film