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Archives: '15 Issue 12


Dongdaemun Design Plaza
September 16, 2016

Explore the Beautifully Bizarre City of Seoul

Text by Wyanet Vaz. Illustration by Rahul Das

Plastic surgery, K-pop, anime and 5G Internet are buzzwords that have transformed the ancient capital of South Korea. Verve explores the most ‘wired’ city in the world


English Vinglish
June 06, 2016

#TheHybridLife: English Vinglish

Text by Nidhi Mundhra. Illustration by Jyoti Mili

Moving away from strict grammatical rules in a post-modern world, people are speaking in numerous tongues and urban dictionaries are embracing the lingo of the youth


Shanghai, China
June 04, 2016

Why Shanghai Has A Heady Cocktail of Cultures

Text by Madhumita Bhattacharyya. Illustration by Rahul Das

Stately British architecture reflected in the facades of the tallest skyscrapers alongside carts selling stinky tofu at the doorstep of adorable French cafes.... The West is ingrained in the DNA of this Chinese city


Jalebi caviar, Masala Library
May 27, 2016

We trace India’s (and our own) love-hate relationship with the food world’s most taboo word


Chef Floyd Cardoz
May 25, 2016

The Indian-American chef on The Bombay Canteen and his grandmother's recipes


Musings

#TheHybridLife: Celebrating India’s Past

Text by Tasneem Zakaria Mehta

Do we choose to leave tradition behind or bring it along with us as we embrace a thrilling future?


Louis Moinet
May 05, 2016

From wood and bronze to tobacco, ceramic. feathers and even fossils, it seems like almost anything is usable in the world of watchmaking today


Burj Al Arab, Dubai
May 03, 2016

How Dubai Is Getting Bigger, Brighter, Shinier….

Text by Shaista Vaishnav. Illustration by Rahul Das

The most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) rose like a vision out of arid desert and will soon boast a Bollywood park, Legoland and other urban wonders


Amish Tripathi
April 23, 2016

Award-winning author Amish states that globalisation in the modern world has significantly increased the blending of cultures in a positive way


Istanbul, Turkey, hybrid, travel
April 14, 2016

Why The City Of Istanbul Will Remind You Of So Many Others

Text by Simone Louis. Illustration by Rahul Das

An exhilarating place where art, history and deep-rooted ethnology fuse impeccably with metropolitan pizzazz, Turkey’s cultural epicentre is where one goes to traverse the globe

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