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Phantom Cigarettes
February 21, 2019

A Quest For Phantom Sweet Cigarettes

Text by Kamakshi Ayyar. Photographs by Shruti Jain

When the popular ’90s confection, Phantom Cigarettes began to disappear from Mumbai’s kirana shelves after the millennium, Kamakshi Ayyar never gave up the hope of re-encountering her favourite childhood treat. The Hong Kong-based writer reflects on how this constant search for an object from the past represents a longing in the present.…
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The Good Old Days
February 15, 2019

Since the air is thick with sentimental reminiscence for the’90s thanks to the ubiquity of millennial content creators, Akhil Sood takes it upon himself to provide a reality check to remind us that while fondly looking back may be soothing, necessary even, it’s important to keep our eyes trained on the future…
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#Throwback, Debangshu Moulik, Shreya Ila Anasuya

Travel Back To The ’90s With This Nostalgia-Inducing Twitter Account

Text by Shreya Ila Anasuya. Illustration by Debangshu Moulik

In an interaction with Verve, the anonymous owner of the Twitter account @memorable_90s explains why he wants to revive his childhood memories, and how like-minded millennials are eagerly participating in this project
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Columns, Crazy Rich Asians, Cultural Divide, Featured, Musings, Navya Mehrotra, Singapore

Singapore’s Great Divide

Text by Navya Mehrotra

The recent hit film Crazy Rich Asians has thrown the spotlight on Singapore’s most divisive fault line — class. Verve ruminates on this after a chance conversation with a taxi driver in the island state
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Priya Sivakumar
January 15, 2019

Why You Need To Reboot Your Body

Text by Priya Mirchandani. Illustration by Neethi

Listening constantly to devices that communicate with beeps or pings, we tend to ignore the silent messages that our bodies send us. Verve emphasises the importance of reconnecting with nature to recoup our natural rhythm
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Madhu Jain, Capital Comment
January 08, 2019

How We Interpret Books Differently As We Age

Text by Madhu Jain. Illustration by Dhruv Tyagi

Madhu Jain reminisces about the books that she grew up with and discovers that the passage of time sometimes changes their understanding and impact....
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