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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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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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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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Zambia, Africa, Gemfields, Inkalamu Lion, 5,655-carat, Emeralds, New Delhi, Diacolor, DLF Emporio, Women leaders, , Culture

Zambia’s high commissioner to India, Judith K.K.Kan’gona Kapijimpanga tells Verve about what it's like to be a woman in power and the things she loves about India...
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Rahel Belatchew, architecture, Swedish architecture, Belatchew Arkitekter, Belatchew Labs, Swedish Style Mumbai!, BuzzBuilding, StrawScraper, sustainable design,

The 50-year-old architect is proposing concepts like a self-sufficient city which breeds and feeds on insects and a residential building that produces electricity through movements generated by the wind
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Aishwarya Tipnis, Architect

Driven by a deep-rooted fondness for historical structures, Aishwarya Tipnis has built a career in urban conservation and planning, consistently adding to her impressive portfolio of projects that span the country. In an interaction with Verve, the ‘cultural diplomat’ talks about reconciling an appreciation of the past with her vision of the future
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Amrita Kaur, Food blogger and certified Ayurveda nutrition consultant

Ayurveda Consultant Amrita Kaur Tries On Medicinal Textiles

Text by Rushmika Banerjee. Photographs by Pretika Menon. Styling by Ojas Kolvankar. Hair and Make-Up by Eshwar Log

Food blogger and certified Ayurveda nutrition consultant Amrita Kaur shares her insights about healthy living as she tries on soothing separates from three mindful designers who have introduced the concept of ayur vastra, into their clothing
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Simin Patel, Hashim Badani, Bombaywalla

Simin Patel And Hashim Badani Walk Us Through Mumbai’s Often-Overlooked Spaces

Text by Sadaf Shaikh. Photographs by Shweta Desai. Hair by Jean-Claude Biguine Salon & Spa. Make-Up by Ayesha Qureshi at Make-Up Designory

As redevelopment and construction projects cast a dusty haze over an already-unrecognisable Mumbai, Simin Patel, founder of walking tours company Bombaywalla, and photographer Hashim Badani are determined not to lose sight of the small hidden gems that gave Mumbai its original, distinct character.
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Sanjeev Churiwala, hairman, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

How Cricket Is Becoming Sustainable: Sanjeev Churiwala

Text by Snehal Pradhan. Illustration by Kashmira Sarode

Cricket — perhaps the ground sport most affected by weather conditions and consequently climate change — is in danger of muddying its legacy thanks to a showy capitalistic 21st-century avatar, which poses a threat to the same environmental stability it counts on. In the last of a four part series Verve speaks with Sanjeev Churiwala who is championing sustainable practices to ensure that, moving forward, spectators can expect a clean game
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Tanya Aldred, Freelance Journalist

How Cricket Is Becoming Sustainable: Tanya Aldred

Text by Snehal Pradhan. Illustration by Kashmira Sarode

Cricket — perhaps the ground sport most affected by weather conditions and consequently climate change — is in danger of muddying its legacy thanks to a showy capitalistic 21st-century avatar, which poses a threat to the same environmental stability it counts on. In the third of a four part series Verve talks to Tanya Aldred who is championing sustainable practices to ensure that, moving forward, spectators can expect a clean game
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