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The Mushroom Company, Rohhaan Gawde

Shroom to Grow

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographs by The Mushroom Company

Through his Mumbai-based endeavour, The Mushroom Company, Rohhaan Gawde is out to promote the multi-variety fungus and its numerous health and agricultural advantages. Verve gets the lowdown on this underrated source of nutrients
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Erika Kleinmann, Piper’s Pet Bakery
April 02, 2020

Party Animals

Text by Zaral Shah. Photographed by Manasi Sawant. Styled by Shweta Navandar. Hair by Shabana Shaikh. Make-Up by Alyssa Mendonsa

The pet care industry is rapidly transforming as animals are becoming a greater source of emotional fulfilment for city dwellers today. Erika Kleinmann of Piper’s Pet Bakery whips up a personalised pumpkin peanut butter cake for graphic designer Ashna Mistry’s Shih Tzu, Zoie Mistry – while Verve notes the emerging shifts and growing demand for new food products in this niche market
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Alok Verma, Food Stylist and Photographer; Mumbai

Square Meals

Text by Ranjabati Das

Three Instagrammers describe the backstory behind one of their favourite food posts as Verve asks them about what it takes to get a like-worthy shot
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Ready challah
March 19, 2020

An evening with Moshe Shek in the iconic Blue Synagogue gives Joanna Lobo an intimate look into the unique cultural fusion that is Mumbai’s Jewish cuisine and the traditions associated with it
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Hindia Cinema
March 18, 2020

Guilty Pleasures

Text by Sohini Chattopadhyay. Illustrations by Rohan Hande

Female characters in Hindi cinema cook for and feed others but rarely themselves. Verve sifts through a few recent films for the on-screen quirk that fetishises the act of women eating
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Aloo Pitika by Abhineet Mishra
February 24, 2020

Stirring Up Conversations

Text by Zaral Shah. Photographed by Joshua Navalkar. Styling by Swati Sinha. Hair & Make-Up: Sakil Kunwar. Location Courtesy: Magazine Street Kitchen

Addressing stereotypes about North-East India is a key element of Abhineet Mishra’s stand-up comedy act on stage. We test his skills in the kitchen, where the reluctant cook gamely whips up a staple dish of the region while filling Zaral Shah in on the less-talked-about culinary connection with his roots
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