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The Creative Director and Executive Chef at La Folie plays guide during the cacao harvest at the 22-acre Chempotty Estate, located in Hura, Karnataka, as she looks to have more control over the sourcing of her brand’s craft chocolate and support home-grown farming initiatives
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Expect the Unexpected with Maverick & Farmer Coffee

Text by Avani Thakkar. Images courtesy Pavan Srinivas.

Verve takes a coffee break with Ashish D’abreo to understand the ins and outs of his artisanal brand and his goal to change the beverage as we know it
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Design-led company Jaipur Rugs has always worked with designers who push the boundaries of what can be created through the union of traditional techniques and contemporary design. Each piece in Brahmaand — their collection of hand-knotted rugs in deep indigo hues and organic forms in collaboration with architect-designer Ashiesh Shah — becomes a cosmic portal and raises questions about the universe
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January 14, 2022

Fruits Of Their Labour: Good Earth’s new fine china range represents the marriage of two distinct design perspectives

Text by Ranjabati Das. Product styling by Swati Sinha. Photography by Joshua Navalkar

Good Earth’s latest collection, Bosporus, transports the region and its culture right into our homes. We spotlight its Pomegranates & Roses tableware line – a unique collaboration spearheaded by the house’s founder and creative director, Anita Lal, and British artist Rebecca Campbell – that speaks volumes of the power of partnering up, especially in fraught times
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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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Switching Gears

All Images by EFly Tours Team

Providing visitors to Hampi with alternative sightseeing opportunities, EFly Tours arranges low-carbon-footprint electric bicycle rides through the UNESCO World Heritage temple town, including diversions to lesser-frequented spots in the surrounding villages. The company’s founders, Vinay Manohar and Arun Varma, talk ecotourism with Aalika Mahindra as she recounts her serendipitous experience of venturing off the beaten track
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Just Passing Through Monhegan Island

All Photographs by Rymn Massand and Kai Zimmermann

A weekend on the magical and remote isle combines the best of art, nature, history and seafood. Rymn Massand discovers why this hidden spot is so zealously guarded by its residents and fans
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June 11, 2020

Wild Child

Text by Ranjabati Das

As rational creatures, we are conditioned to explain away what we cannot control or fully understand. London-based medical herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad makes Verve privy to the benefits of treading the delicate line between science and nature as she unearths the true essence of plant medicine
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June 10, 2020

Crafting a Legacy

Text by Namgyal Angmo

Tsering Dolker has been meticulously assembling peraks for more than three decades. Namgyal Angmo watches her process, giving Verve a closer look at the making of this arrestingly beautiful Ladakhi headdress, treasured by women and passed down generations of daughters
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Navigating Indian streets as a woman is hard enough. But what is it like while riding a bicycle? Bengaluru-based Shreya Dasgupta, a regular cyclist, speaks to five urban women about the pros and cons of this increasingly popular means of transport
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Into the Heartland

Text by Shalini Singh

As days of isolation stretch ahead of us in a locked-down world during the pandemic and we remain bound indoors, travel writing takes on its age-old task of memory-making. Award-winning journalist Shalini Singh — who’s covered the better part of the country and the globe to break stories on climate change, development and its effects on our environment — reminisces on the spiritual nature of her work and how being out on the field is actually a journey within
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April 22, 2020

Keeping It Local: Firi Rahman

Text by Firi Rahman. Illustrations by Karan Mhatre

Sri Lankan artist Firi Rahman’s insider guide to Colombo’s eclectic food scene...
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