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Fiction

Tina Sharma Tiwari, Indian author

The Marriage Market

Illustration by Salil Sojwal

Meeting a prospective groom at his home, Natasha goes through the motions – sometimes fluttering her eyelashes, at other moments dumbstruck as she balks at the incongruity of the interlude. In a humorous short story for Verve, author Tina Sharma Tiwari takes a light-hearted look at a common marriage scenario
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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Before We Visit the Goddess

A tale of ambition, love, and familial ties.... Here is an exclusive glimpse into Indian-American author Chitra Banerjee Divakarurni’s latest novel that releases this month
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Preeti Shenoy
February 27, 2016

The Obsession

Text by Preeti Shenoy. Illustration by Salil Sojwal

The arrival of a dark-haired, stylish stranger at the library hurtles the protagonist into his troubled past. Preeti Shenoy pens a riveting tale of crossed relationships
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Kiran Manral's Once Upon A Crush
February 19, 2016

Exclusive Extract: Kiran Manral’s The Face At The Window

Text by Huzan Tata. Compiled by Natasha Sahjwani

Here is an exclusive glimpse into Kiran Manral's new work of fiction releasing this month...
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Gouri Dange, Short Story, Fiction
November 07, 2015

A Flawed Abundance

Illustration by Salil Sojwal

Oyster mushrooms growing off jute bundles...sunbirds chattering over hibiscuses... neatly planted vegetables…well-exercised dogs. Monideepa Saha — having turned her back on the expressway of urban living where everyone does things very fast — is enjoying her life in an almost perfect rural idyll. Gouri Dange pens a portrait of her simple days in an exclusive short story for Verve
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Waswo X. Waswo, Blitzvin of Batanrush

Through an unexpected twist of fortune, humble art student Blitzvin of Batanrush morphs into the darling of the art circuit. Exclusively for Verve, Waswo X. Waswo pens a humorous short story that gives a glimpse into the workings of the world of colours and canvases
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