People | Verve Magazine - Part 2
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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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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@singhleton, Anuradha Bhaumick, Belletrist, Embroidery, embroidery artist, embroidery hoops, embroidery that empowers, Emma Roberts' book club, Featured, Hooplaback Girl, Indian embroidery artist, Online Exclusive, Read It Forward Book Club, Tiny Pricks Projects
October 07, 2020

The art of embroidery has conventionally been associated with domesticity – the unenticing fate awaiting girls supposedly without other ambitions. While the practice is still a relaxing pastime, a contemporary resurgence is seeing women reclaim that archaic narrative and even quitting more lucrative career paths to take on needlework full-time. We speak to Anuradha Bhaumick, whose visually complex pieces (featured on her Instagram account Hooplaback Girl – yes, a pun on the Gwen Stefani song) represent idyllic scenes from the lives of book lovers like herself
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birth photography, birth photography during Covid-19, birth photography in India, certified doula, ClickMeMom, Featured, First Delight, India’s first birth photographer, Inflens, Momma Story, Online Exclusive, Urshita Saini

We check in with Urshita Saini as her Delhi-based business, Momma Story, resumes operations and adapts to the changes in the field brought on by the pandemic
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Avaeita Mathur, Featured, Khushboo Gupta, motherhood during Covid-19, motherhood in 2020, Online Exclusive, Parbati Dasgupta, Pooja Dipesh Shah, Raising kids during a pandemic, Studio Metallurgy, venting session, working mothers, Zoom call with mothers
September 19, 2020

Four 30-something mothers share their thoughts about keeping their professional and family lives on track during the pandemic as they grapple with the disproportionate burden of responsibility placed on them
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accessible open spaces, Ambika Agarwal, citizen-led initiative, city planning, fastest-growing Indian cities, Featured, green spaces in Delhi, Gurgaon, Gurugram, IAmGurgaon, Latika Thukral, no-plastic initiatives, Online Exclusive, reforestation, Sikanderpur dump yard, Swanzal Kak Kapoor, unplanned development, urban jungles, vilayati kikar, voluntary organisations, Wazirabad-Chhakarpur Bundh, women-led initiatives

A co-founder of the citizen-led organisation IAmGurgaon, she left a career in banking to focus on transforming the privately developed North Indian city from an inefficiently run eyesore into a residential oasis. Latika Thukral tells us about the various environmental efforts she has been spearheading for over a decade.
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actor, child actors, Director, Featured, Films, Geetu Mohandas, Kelkkunnundo, Kelkkunnundo (Are You Listening?), Liar’s Dice, Malayalam cinema, Moothon, Moothon (The Elder One), Online Exclusive, Onnu Mutal Poojyam Vare, Oscar entry, Writer
September 07, 2020

With her latest film, the bilingual Moothon, sweeping up three awards at the New York Indian Film Festival in August, Geetu Mohandas continues her successful turn as a writer-director in Malayalam cinema. We had caught up with the former actor for a casual chat in her Kochi home a few months before, to talk movies, memories and motherhood.
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