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March 24, 2020

As her terminally ill father-in-law lies starving on a hospital bed, Vandana Singh-Lal ponders the literal and metaphysical...
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April 01, 2020

The columnist takes us through his stirring journey of left and right swiping on dating apps, and the long-term effects of it on his approach to food
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When it’s got to do with eating out, the emotional link with certain experiences has turned Kamakshi Ayyar into a creature of habit. She recounts three anecdotes about the places where she can call herself a regular
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Rachael Krishna

London-based Rachael Krishna writes about Britain’s trademark curry houses and takeaway joints, thinking back on how their very distinct cuisine, despite being a largely Western innovation, deepened the connection with her father’s Burmese-Indian roots
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Hindia Cinema
March 18, 2020

Female characters in Hindi cinema cook for and feed others but rarely themselves. Verve sifts through a few recent films for the on-screen quirk that fetishises the act of women eating
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March 09, 2020

Verve's Culture Editor and resident bibliophile recommends his favourite documentaries on the lives of writers
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Each of the films that Vikramaditya Motwane has directed — Udaan, Lootera, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero and Trapped — grapples with the desire to change one’s circumstances; the relentless chase for happiness, love, success…freedom. He surveys the commercial Hindi movies of the last 70 years and picks seven iconic releases, exclusively revealing how each one has guided his own aspirations, especially once he found his métier
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Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Two breakout books of 2019, Jenny Odell’s How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy and Jia Tolentino’s Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion are lessons in what the internet generation was promised, what it got, and where to go from here
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hashtag challenges

Faced with hashtag challenges and people who seem to have discovered extra hours in the day to optimise even their leisure time, Zaral Shah tries to figure out whether this non-stop hustle mode is truly worth it
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