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Scene And Heard

Text and videos by Zaral Shah

The pandemic and accompanying lockdown brought with them a noticeable change in the daily auditory landscape. Curiosity leads to experiments that examine how modifying the experience of sound during movie-watching can transform our perspectives
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The Hermès Spring Summer 2021 Silk collection spotlights designs that relate unique stories and designers who bring their distinctive styles to each carré
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Chambers of Secrets

Text by Sadaf Shaikh

After a year spent mainly indoors, we continue to search for our bearings during moments of clarity within the spaces we have made our own. Through a reflective series of sketches and illustrations, six Verve team members depict their new-found closeness to the rooms in their homes that have taken on a stronger emotional dimension
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February 11, 2021

Sincerely, Me

Illustrations by Aishwaryashree

In a letter to his teenage self, fashion stylist Dhruv Dave unpacks the coping mechanisms he developed at a young age to deal with the insecurity around his appearance and feelings of being unlovable 
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Wonder Women
February 10, 2021

Wonder Women

Text by Ranjabati Das. Illustration by Swati Sinha

Our knowledge of mentorship in deeply patriarchal Bollywood is largely restricted to the narratives that get reported in the press – of the blue-eyed darlings of A-list production houses and male actors and directors. Conversations with a few good women from the Hindi film and webseries space – actors, writers, directors, costume designers, producers – firmly convince us that changing the way women are perceived on-screen is only possible when they actively lead the way off it and help other women feel heard and seen
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Role Model

Text by Mallika Chandra. Photographed by Anish Sarai. Styled by Akanksha Pandey. Hair and make-up by Clover Wootton at Anima Creative Management. Model: Diya Patel at Feat.Artists

For aspiring actor Diya Patel, the quiet power of Meryl Streep’s talent combined with her confident self-acceptance while rising to the top of a judgemental industry has proven to be a lasting inspiration, and she channels the screen icon’s early years in an exclusive shoot for Verve
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