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Capital Comment, Madhu Jain
January 07, 2020

A Fine Line

Text by Madhu Jain. Illustration by Vishnu M Nair

Setting new borders in a geographical or personal sense can be complicated, finds Madhu Jain. Erasing them, even more so…
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December 12, 2019

Find Your Language

Photographed by Joshua Navalkar

The number of mother tongues spoken in India runs into the thousands, yet in the arena of mainstream literature, where English continues to dominate, only a fraction of the significant writing being produced finds a platform. Verve highlights flash fiction in Urdu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam, exclusively authored for us by four bilingual wordsmiths...
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Digital chronicle

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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