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Aleya Sen, Writer, director and producer

Scene Change

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena

Writer, director and producer Aleya Sen insists on developing a comprehensively mindful work ethic in her Mumbai office and on her film sets
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Anamika Vanpariya, biodegradable fabrics, fabric scraps, Fashion, Featured, gender-fluid brands, greenwashing, Hetal Shrivastav, mass-produce, Purnima Jain, Raasleela textile, Resham Karmchandani, sampling waste, Sanya Suri, Sayesha Sachdev, second-hand textiles, Style Trends, sustainable fashion practices, textile waste, Upcycling, zero-waste practices

Natural Curiosity

Text by Shweta Navandar

A surge in interest around sustainable ready-to-wear has resulted in an exponentially growing number of fashion initiatives. Verve looks into four brands — Slow, RaasLeela Textile, The Pot Plant and Core — that have implemented some vital practices like upcycling patchwork, managing waste generation, producing gender-fluid clothing, using plant-based textiles, and illustrates the processes that each one follows
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alternative beauty, Beauty, Boheco Life, daily greens, Featured, hemp seed powder, Kombucha, Krishi Cress, natural supplements, Purearth, seabuckthorn berry oil, Sue’s Yogi Kettle, tisane, Wellbeing Nutrition

Beauty Boosters

Illustrations by Swati Sinha. Product curation by Shweta Navandar

Sprung from the prolific wellness industry, a new breed of natural supplements is having its moment in the mass market. Verve spotlights the powders, oils, tisanes, kombucha teas and pills that have caught the attention of those seeking alternative routes towards inner and outer beauty…
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Rina Singh, Eka

Not Your Average Jo

Text by Sadaf Shaikh. Photographed by Mallika Chandra

The stylish set that regularly congregates at the trend-forecasting Lakmé Fashion Week is often not acquainted with the detailed thought processes that precede some of these visionary collections. Eká’s Rina Singh, whose recent line is strongly influenced by a much-loved literary character, picks a runway look and shares the inspiration behind each element
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Anisa Kamadoli Costa, chief sustainability officer at Tiffany & Co. and chairman and president at The Tiffany & Co. Foundation

In keeping with the company’s commitment to environmental and social responsibility, Anisa Kamadoli Costa, chief sustainability officer at Tiffany & Co. and chairman and president at The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, enlightens Shirin Mehta on the efforts that make the jewellery giant an industry leader in transparency
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Amitav Ghosh, Art, Botanical Illustrations, botanical illustrator, Cecil Saldanha, Ceylon ironwood, Cullenia exarillata, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Featured, Gun Island, Hidden Kingdom - Fantastical Plants of the Western Ghats, Indian flora, Mesua Ferrea, natural illustrator, Nirupa Rao, Pillars of Life - Magnificent Trees of the Western Ghats, Sundews, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Circle of Reason, The Glass Palace, The Great Derangement: Climate Change And The Unthinkable, The Hungry Tide, wild durian

Nirupa Rao’s illustrations are an exploration of wildlife and nature. In addition to appearing on her own books, her detailed works have featured on the covers of a few Amitav Ghosh novels. During an informative chat with her, Kamakshi Ayyar discovers that the botanical artist’s creative technique is a lot more complex than meets the eye
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