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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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Kayomi and Zareen Engineer, Dadar Parsi Colony

Can the way a park is conceptualised or a residential block is shaped create happier citizens? One of the first planned settlements and the only ungated Parsi baug in Mumbai, the Dadar Parsi Colony proves it can. Megha Shah finds that its layout is a study in the effects of meticulous urban design on the habits and dynamics of a community
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Matteo Guarnaccia, Barcelona-based Sicilian designer, founder and promoter of Cross Cultural Chairs

Matteo Guarnaccia, founder of the research project Cross Cultural Chairs, wonders what this innocuous piece of furniture can reveal about changing societies. Verve reports on those that he is designing as part of this latest undertaking
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