People | Verve Magazine
India's premier luxury lifestyle women's magazine
November 06, 2020

Malayalam novelist, screenwriter and short story author Unni R opens a window into his inner world...
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Verve Trendsetters


The Pinwheel Project,
Four women entrepreneurs come together to create a...
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Vaibhav Lodha, FTcash
In conversation with Harvard alumnus, 2016 Acumen Fellow...
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Kanika Jain, Kanelle, Indian designer, fashion label
The designer's inventive manipulation of fabrics and modern...
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Advaeita Mathur, Creative Head, Studio Metallurgy
Ethical workmanship, clean lines and a conceptually-driven approach...
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The fresh list, Ritesh agarwal
Ritesh Agarwal's venture successfully took the guesswork and...
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The fresh list, Aditi chauhan
Aditi Chauhan, who also secured a spot in...
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Zuby Johal painting the prosthetic teeth for a character in Ghost Stories
June 11, 2021

Movie prosthetics artist Zuby Johal uses innovative make-up techniques and can scare the wits out of you…. She also displays an innate love of fashion, with the desire to extend her expertise in working with silicone to the clothing and lifestyle sectors…
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April 27, 2021

As Earth Month comes to an end, we bring back some standout features from our two Environment issues, which explored the many faces of the relationship between humans and their surroundings. These stories are repositories of conversations and thoughts that we hope empower readers with the understanding that even a simple shift in perspective is a step toward making the climate crisis a less intractable problem
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Agricultural Market Reforms, Agricultural Produce Market Committee, clean eating, Conscious Food, Deeptak Koley, fair-trade prices, farm to table, farmers' protest, Featured, Online Exclusive, OOO Farms, organic farms, Phalada Pure & Sure, seed-based farming, Shailesh Awate, Shivranjani Gupta, Shruti Shenoy, sustainable eating

Urban citizens and proponents of the organic food movement are largely unaware of their proximity to legislation that threatens to leave the farmers who keep their plates filled without livelihoods. While shifting closer to the source is desirable in theory, customers of sustainable endeavours first need to fully understand the consequences of their choices and demands
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Better jackfruit, Better., culinary school, Featured, Keertida Phadke, lactose intolerance, National Gourmet Institute, Online Exclusive, plant-based culinary school, plant-based food, relationship with food, The UpperCrust Food & Wine Show, vegan food brand, vegan spreads
November 05, 2020

Keertida Phadke’s decision to forsake a well-paying job in marketing for a course at a plant-based culinary school in New York seemed risky to her friends and family, but the Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI) alumnus stands by her decision. In the middle of expanding her vegan brand, Better, the 34-year-old founder speaks to Verve about her culinary education, how it helped her corner the retail space in India and the pay-off of having undergone such specialised training at a time when the food industry is in limbo
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architecture acoustics, Audiophile Goa, Banjara Quartet, Buland Shukla, Featured, Ferment Station, fermentation hobbyist, For the Record, natural architectural material in acoustic instruments, Online Exclusive, restorative acoustics, sourdough, The Jukebox, vinyl bar in Goa

Acoustic consultant and architect Buland Shukla believes in living a life less ordinary
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For the co-owner of Goa’s Edible Archives, the mundane bottle gourd deserves the same culinary riffing as the now-trendy amaranth; in her kitchen, every ingredient is king, nurtured by the context of the earth from which it came. The affable chef spends a day with Verve and orchestrates a market-to-table experience that has her inimitable stamp
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Bhanu Athaiya, Bhanumati Annasaheb Rajopadhye, costume designer, Dr. Zehra Jumabhoy, eulogy, Featured, Gandhi, India's first Oscar winner, Online Exclusive, Oscar Award-winning costume designer, The Art of Costume Design, tribute to Bhanu Athaiya

Verve pays tribute to India’s legendary costume designer – with inputs from peers, colleagues and fans…. 
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