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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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“Maiki”

Text and photographs by Imdad Barbhuyan

Delhi-based visual artist Imdad Barbhuyan recalls the memory of when his mother dressed him up in one of her saris – it was a moment in which he felt like the most authentic version of himself. Over two decades later, the now-27-year-old recreates the emotionally significant series of photographs taken that day in 1999
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January 27, 2021

Flashback to Cairo

All images by Rathina Sankari

Motivated by the exhilarating backdrop of director Ruba Nadda’s 2009 award-winning film Cairo Time, Rathina Sankari, family in tow, explored the Egyptian city in pre-pandemic times and discovered herself completely at home with its many moods
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Waiting for You

Conceptualised by Akanksha Pandey

Paying homage to Wong Kar-wai’s cinematic explorations of longing, isolation, forbidden desire and hopeless romance, a photo series – shot exclusively for Verve – captures the poetic visual atmosphere of three films from the influential Hong Kong director
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How Netflix India’s Srishti Behl Arya Keeps Audiences Hooked

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Illustration by Aishwaryashree

The director of International Original Films at the OTT platform speaks about her role and the diverse voices whose stories she is green-lighting
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From being ideated in a 10-by-6-foot research lab to appearing on your cosmetics shelf, a deep-dive into the birth of an upcoming Indian personal care brand
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