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Fiction

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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A Doll’s House, Anjali Enjeti, Fiction, Henrik Ibsen, maternal instinct, Motherhood, Short Story

Verve Fiction: Routine

Illustration by Opashona Ghosh

We deem mothers to be the embodiment of safety, security and unconditional love; they are tasked with absorbing others’ pain, while putting their own needs last. Inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Anjali Enjeti’s short story — exclusive to Verve — subverts these entrenched notions and forces us to confront the lengths women go to uphold this mythologised role
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Fiction, Janice Pariat
November 15, 2018

A summer sojourn in Switzerland ends up being a transformative journey.... Author Janice Pariat writes a captivating short story exclusively for Verve
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Shreya Ila Anasuya
June 27, 2018

Decoding The Elusive Nature Of Modern Romance

Text by Shreya Ila Anasuya. Illustration by Sudeepti Tucker

What is dating like in the time of Tinder and WhatsApp?
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Fiction, Gouri Dange
February 03, 2018

The Ex Factor

Text by Gouri Dange. Illustration by Rutuja Patil

In a short story written exclusively for us by Gouri Dange, discover how children use humour to tackle an old discomforting secret that painfully comes right out into the open
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Janice Pariat, Bestselling author
March 26, 2017

A young woman living in a small town near London yearns for something more than what the rainy island can offer. Bestselling author Janice Pariat pens a heartwarming tale exclusively for Verve
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