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How Netspeak Cuts Across Cultures To Connect Us As A Global Community

Text by Ranjabati Das. Illustration by Debangshu Moulik

Emojis, acronyms, memes, GIFs and other forms of internet shorthand are helping us express emotions and open up to each other in a hyperconnected world. Infusing nuance and personality, they transcend the limits of traditional speech and writing and add a level of intimacy, letting us communicate in a more uninhibited way.
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October 01, 2019

Has Modern Entertainment Transformed Us Into Solitary Beings?

Text by Madhu Jain. Illustration by Aastha Choudhary

Madhu Jain looks back to a time of simple games and pleasures and compares these to the multitude of on-demand diversions available to all, in the present day
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September 26, 2019

TikTok Star Nagma Mirajkar Opens Up About The Exhilaration And Fragility Of Being An Online Superstar

Text by Akhil Sood. Photographed by Shweta Desai. Styling by Shweta Navandar. Hair and Make-Up: Jean-Claude Biguine, India

The newest means to go viral, TikTok, has also emerged as a democratising desi alternative to homogeneous and exclusionary Western social media. Influencer and first ‘regular’ Indian woman to be ‘crowned’ on the app, Nagma Mirajkar, opens up to Verve about fame being a double-edged sword....
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Mallika Khanna, #MeToo
September 25, 2019

How Selective Outrage And Inadequate Representation Continue To Plague Web Activism

Text by Mallika Khanna. Illustration by Pooja Sreenivasan

The internet, especially its various gateways to self-empowerment, has proven to be a boon for a country as diverse and socially stratified as India, but its work is far from done. Verve investigates…
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Madhu Jain, Capital Comment
August 05, 2019

Madhu Jain Ruminates On New Delhi’s Hierarchy By Design

Text by Madhu Jain. Illustration by Gaurav Vikalp

New Delhi’s buildings and thoroughfares are purposefully constructed symbols of wealth and power that dictate who’s in charge, she maintains.
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Asia’s oldest Gujarati newspaper, Bombay Samachar

Roaming across the city, Verve analyses the cosmopolitan capital’s multilingual typographic landscape
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