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Kai Schultz, Journalist

Where The Heart Is

Text by Ojas Kolvankar. Illustration by Vishnu M Nair. Model Courtesy: Anima Creative Management

Six creative nomads — who, between them, can call home the global, multicultural communities of New Delhi, Mumbai and Goa — all share a meaningful New York connection. They discuss city swapping and street smarts as Verve asks them about belonging, identity and home…
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Satyajit Ray

Revisiting Satyajit Ray’s Lesser-Known Side

Text by Ranjabati Das. All Images © Ray Estate and Society for the Preservation of Satyajit Ray Archives. Source of Images: Looking Beyond: Graphics of Satyajit Ray, Roli Books

Master auteur Satyajit Ray is remembered as a director, music composer, translator and writer. His artistic identity, however, is relatively lesser-known outside of Bengal, where his illustrations and design work have left a lasting impression. His futuristic aesthetic and disruptive style add a most nuanced layer of narrative to his rich corpus that continues to remain relevant across age groups and cultures even more than half a century later
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Aditi Agrawal, Anjali Menon, Gudgudee
August 13, 2019

Gudgudee Is Revolutionising Outdoor Recreation For Children In Indian Cities

Text by Huzan Tata. All Images Courtesy: Gudgudee

Designer duo Aditi Agrawal and Anjali Menon’s studio, Gudgudee, develops recreational areas and products to help make our metros more child-friendly, one playground at a time....
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Trupti Doshi
August 12, 2019

Quality Controllers: Trupti Doshi

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Image Courtesy: The Auroma Group

Stepping into a demanding realm of work, they have harnessed technology to develop and reinvent urban topographies. In the last of a three-part series, Trupti Doshi tell Verve about their innovative planning methods for optimising the potential of Indian cities…
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Dipika Prasad, Biotech Engineer

Quality Controllers: Dipika Prasad

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photograph by B. Nipun

Stepping into a demanding realm of work, they have harnessed technology to develop and re-invent urban topographies. In the second of a three-part series Dipika Prasad tells Verve about her innovative planning methods for optimising the potential of Indian cities…
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Trupti Amritwar Vaitla

Quality Controllers: Trupti Amritwar Vaitla

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photograph by Joshua Navalkar

Stepping into a demanding realm of work, they have harnessed technology to develop and reinvent urban topographies. In the first of a three part series, Trupti Amritwar Vaitla tells Verve about her innovative planning methods for optimising the potential of a city
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Shrima Rai, Digital Influencer

The Instagram influencer invites us to explore the little haven that she has created for herself and her sons, which allows them to remain within a 10-minute radius of their Bandra ecosystem, as they navigate food stores, hair salons, coffee shops and outdoor parks in the area….
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East Darjeeling, Elissa Patel Waverly, Floral Headpieces, Silk Headpieces

In an exclusive interview, the founder of East Darjeeling, talks to us about her Indian influences and using the power of flowers to spread joy and friendship
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azaadi dress, Featured, Feminism, Gundi Studios, Natasha Sumant, Online Exclusive, Patriarchy, Swara Bhasker, Veere Di Wedding

Naming her label after a word that seeks to shame women into being less assertive, the New York-based founder -- who also works with women artisans in India -- is battling sexism with fashion
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#travellingbottle, biodegradable sanitary napkins, Dia Mirza, EcoVero, FashionXEnvironment, Featured, Ganga, Green Ganeshas, Kaafir, Online Exclusive, Present and Future of Sustainable Fashion, single-use plastic, Sustainability, Sustainable Fashion, The Past, The Soul of India, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

9 Tips From UN Ambassador Dia Mirza’s Sustainability Guidebook

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Image courtesy: Dia's Instagram

Use and throw in a sustainable way, urges the actor, as she recognises the urgent need to safeguard our ecosystem
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Featured, Finnish Lapland, Kingdom of Bhutan, Michelin-star water, Online Exclusive, Sustainability, Veen, water sommelier

We talk to Ganesh Iyer about how to identify the quality of water, the natural spring sources found in the Finnish Lapland and Bhutan, and what sets Veen apart from other packaged water brands
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Close to the bone, Featured, Lisa Ray, Lisa Ray biography, Lisa Ray book, Online Exclusive

A symbol of resilience who took the challenges that life threw at her in her stride, Lisa Ray gets candid in a conversation with one-time neighbour Joanne Pereira as they talk about her early success as a teenager, her feisty fight with cancer, her achieving motherhood through surrogacy, and reinventing herself
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