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Advance Locality Management, ALM, city infrastructure, coastal road project, community participation, environmental preservation, Featured, Indrani Malkani, international Ashoka fellowship for social entrepreneurship, Little Gibbs Road ALM, Model School Bus Service, Mumbai metro, neighbourhood activism, Residents’ Association for Malabar Hill, V Citizens Action Network, VCAN, Zero Garbage Malabar Hill

Love Thy Neighbourhood

Text by Supriya Thanawala. Photographed by Prashant Giani

As someone who has dedicated herself to improving the quality of life for her fellow Mumbaiites, Indrani Malkani’s work is never done. Verve gets the VCAN (V Citizens Action Network) head to take the afternoon off from her civic duties and talk about matters closest to her heart
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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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Roshan Netalkar, founder and festival director of Echoes of Earth

Indian music festivals have been demonstrating a refreshing sense of responsibility in terms of their ecological impact. Interacting with stakeholders who strive to make these large-scale events greener, Akhil Sood investigates the reasons behind the improved attitudes of audiences and the increase in corporate support
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Material World

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena

These “post-climate-change entrepreneurs” are upgrading the quality of our lives with sustainable products that have an eye-catching contemporary aesthetic. Jenny Pinto (Oorjaa), Aakriti Kumar (Differniture), Veena Balakrishnan (Everwards), Priyanka Narula (The Wicker Story), Shashank Gautam (Mianzi), Anika Parashar and Roopam Gupta (The Woman’s Company), Neha Vij (Auro Candles) and Rishab Bothra (Twisty) are all reinventing home decor and lifestyle accessories. Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena quizzes them about their innovatory long-term solutions for our daily needs
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Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, ATREE, environmental concern, environmental think tank, Featured, Mridula Mary Paul, Pallikaranai marsh, policy advocacy, policymaking, UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Conservation

Natural Justice

Text by Anandita Bhalerao. Illustration by Rohan Hande

Most of us are only just waking up to the urgency of climatic action. When the stakes are so high, what can individual action solve? Mridula Mary Paul, an environmental policy expert, is proof of the tenacity needed to effect systemic change. It’s not glamorous, and the rewards are few and far between, but that doesn’t stop her from aiming big
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"What's exciting to consider is how this will change art itself: will it be more accessible? More digital?"
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Our Criminal Justice System Won’t Stop The Next Bois Locker Room

Text by Anandita Bhalerao. Illustrations by Mrudula Kuvalekar

Our existing legal system is ill-equipped to stem the growing incidence of cases such as the Bois Locker Room. Arti Mohan, a lawyer and restorative justice program officer and Saumya Dadoo, a feminist legal researcher, discuss a kinder, more inclusive alternative.
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Farhan Momin, a dentist and chef at Farmo Cooks Pop Up and Atlanta Halal

“I always thought the benefit of having two careers would be that if one was slow I could compensate for it by spending time on the other. The tragic part of the Covid-19 pandemic is that it has brought both, the hospitality as well as the healthcare industries to their knees.”
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Dr. Simin Patel, founder of walking tour company Bombaywalla

“The walking tour we had planned in March will now probably be conducted in June or July, but we are ready for the challenges a walk in the time of coronavirus would bring.”
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May 22, 2020

In our new series, we are sharing a day in the life of people experiencing the pandemic in different parts of the world. Dancer, actor and filmmaker Reshma Gajjar takes us through hers.
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Kangan Arora, London, Textile Designer

In our new series, we are sharing a day in the life of people experiencing the pandemic in different parts of the world. Textile designer Kangan Arora takes us through hers.
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Nidhi Sunil, New York, Model

In our new series, we are sharing a day in the life of people experiencing the pandemic in different parts of the world. Model Nidhi Sunil takes us through hers.
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