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Singapore’s Great Divide

Text by Navya Mehrotra

The recent hit film Crazy Rich Asians has thrown the spotlight on Singapore’s most divisive fault line — class. Verve ruminates on this after a chance conversation with a taxi driver in the island state
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Paris
November 17, 2018

The Joys Of Discovery While Travelling Solo

Text by Huzan Tata. Illustration by Dhruv Tyagi

Losing your way while on vacation can lead to some happy surprises — the kind that end up as the highlight of your journey. Usually afraid of venturing off the beaten path, Huzan Tata changes her outlook after an experience during a solo trip
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Beijing, Mithila Phadke
August 18, 2018

Settling into her new life in Beijing, Mithila Phadke is constantly surprised by the hidden secrets of its lesser-known winding alleys and the many stories they hold. She writes about how a geographical shift led her to fuel her creative juices
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Jitish Kallat, Aquasaurus, 2008, Tasneem Zakaria Mehta, Asymmetrical Objects

Tasneem Zakaria Mehta, curator of the ongoing exhibition, writes about how it visually addresses issues that plague modern society
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Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

The Beautiful Room Is Empty

Text by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

Learn how junking the excess — a glamorous big-city life, top-ticket parties — allowed the bestselling writer to return to his own most authentic self
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Musings, Language Translation
January 03, 2018

On The Art Of Translation

Text by Shanta Gokhale

When a work is published in a tongue other than its original, the writer and its readers vastly benefit. Drawing from her personal experiences, Shanta Gokhale explains how not just culture but also languages are enhanced by the creative process
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