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A Class Act

Text by Anandita Bhalerao. Videography by Joshua Navalkar

Five students from the National Institute of Fashion Technology's graduating class discuss the state of their mental health and creativity, their interrupted graduation, and how their perceptions of 'work' have changed in the wake of an unrelenting pandemic.
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Boys And Their Toys

Text by Sadaf Shaikh

Product and interior designer Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar is diversifying into fashion with his label, Koy Toy Boy, inspired by the uninhibited workers at his construction site, who also showcase the subversive garments for his campaign.
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Masilo, Eisha Maskara Sheth, Kshitij Sheth

Founder of the conscious baby products brand Masilo, Eisha Maskara Sheth, and her husband, Kshitij Sheth, share tips for first-time parents who want to kickstart safe habits when it comes to shopping for their newest family member
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A Suitable Boy, dystopian fiction, Emily St. John Mandel, Featured, Geraldine Brooks, Kalpish Ratna, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Ottessa Moshfegh, quarantine reading, Rebecca Makkai, Room 000: Narratives of the Bombay Plague, Station Eleven, The Great Believers, Vikram Seth, Year of Wonders

Me, My Shelf And I

Text by Vivek Tejuja. Illustrations by Harjyot Khalsa

The columnist has found that reading stories set in fictional or dystopic worlds assuages his paranoia and anxiety about the planet and himself. He recommends six novels that could be unexpected beacons during extended periods of turmoil
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Best Foot Forward

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographed by Joshua Navalkar

In a significant move towards sustainability, mainstream brands are launching street-chic green options which are crafted using natural materials. Verve spotlights three of few of them
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Think Before You Eat

Text by Sadaf Shaikh

Even though certain claims by vegans as well as omnivores are backed by science, there is no objective answer to the question of which dietary doctrine is more effective. So, while chef and meat eater Megha Kohli and vegan restaurateur Shraddha Bhansali may not eat off the same plate, they unequivocally agree on the need to consume more responsibly. During an engaging video conference, the two women share their thoughts on ethical food practices
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