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Archives: '19 Issue 02

May 09, 2019

California Drivin’

Text by Ashwin Rajagopalan

Highway 1 entices Ashwin Rajagopalan with its astounding scenery, cultural pit stops and yes, its very own castle…


The hill town in North-East India has famously been declared the domain of innocuously rebellious rock music. But Shillong's contradictions are better represented through the cultural strains of metal, finds Silvester Phanbuh. He links up with Nangsan Lyngwa and Dolreich Bianglang Kharmawphlang (Malice), two members of local death metal band Plague Throat, to talk guitars, gigs and social issues....

The entrance to the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, also called the Baby Taj, Agra

Just Passing Through Agra

Photographs by Eeshaan Kashyap

A two-day trip to the erstwhile Mughal capital captivates Chef Eeshaan Kashyap, who visits a host of historical monuments with the occasional pit-stop for local delicacies

Urshita Saini, India’s first birth photographer

Urshita Saini – India’s First Birth Photographer

Text by Sharanya Deepak. Photographs by Uma Damle

She is India’s first birth photographer, and spends most of her time in the maternity wards and corridors of hospitals to do what she defines as “capturing the most crucial moment of someone’s life”.

Fouzia Dastango, Dastangoi Artiste

Fouzia Dastango – India’s Foremost Female Dastangoi Artiste

Text by Sharanya Deepak. Photographs by Uma Damle

As her name suggests, she is a dastango: an artiste who is associated with the ancient Urdu form of storytelling that first emerged in the 16th century.

Artist, Featured, illustrations, Online Exclusive, Paper Samosa, pun, Simmi Patel

Creating artworks heavy with word-play, this San Francisco artist with an Indian upbringing is tapping into a humour that appeals to the 'Indo-Western-influenced Shahrukh-Kanye soul'

Surender Mohan Pathak, Minakshi Thakur, Books

A Closer Look At The Vibrant And Kitschy World Of Hindi Pulp Fiction

Text by Huzan Tata. Photographs by Debarati Sanyal

The niche industry of fast-paced Hindi crime fiction was slowly on its way out, but publisher Minakshi Thakur remained convinced that these novels could find a wider audience. Rebranding the pulp fiction ‘pocket books’ of prolific mystery writer Surender Mohan Pathak, she turned him into a best-selling author in the mainstream market.

Jalan Sahba, Italian Photographer, Omo Valley
April 26, 2019

The Faces of the Kingdom of The Omo Valley

Photographs By Jalan Sahbá

Eight different tribes have inhabited this southern Ethiopian region for centuries, sharing its land, history and legacies. Italian photographer Jalan Sahbá composes poignant portraits of the indigenous people for whom ancient traditions are still the way of life.

Bollywood, Criminal Justice, Featured, Hotstar, Jackie Shroff, Online Exclusive

The 62-year-old actor talks to Verve about the events that have dotted his life and career – and how he has stayed relevant

Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Cancer Patient’s Aid Association, Fashion, Inheritance, Pomp, Style

The star-studded night saw Sonam K Ahuja, Karan Johar and Shweta Bachchan Nanda flaunt lavishly detailed ensembles from Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla’s collection, Inheritance, all for a noble cause.