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Short Story

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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Elif Shafak, Turkish author, columnist, speaker and academic, Three Daughters of Eve
February 17, 2017

A woman’s search for faith, love and identity in present-day Istanbul... We present an exclusive glimpse into Turkish author Elif Shafak’s latest novel
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Meghna Pant, Fiction, award-winning author of The Trouble With Women, Happy Birthday! and One And A Half Wife
November 21, 2016

The Donald Duck Bride

Text by Meghna Pant. Illustration by Surasti Puri

In an exclusive story for Verve, the award-winning author Meghna Pant pens a humorous account of her online encounters with prospective grooms
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Life on Repeat, Falguni Kothari

3 Tiny Tales For A Quick Dose Of Wit

Illustrations by Hemant Sapre

Since brevity is the soul of wit — the smaller, the better — Verve invites three eminent authors to share crisp narratives of about 100 words each
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Short Story, Fiction, Gouri Dange
July 22, 2016

Patali Panna Cotta

Text by Gouri Dange. Illustration by Surasti Puri

As 51-year-old Yamini grapples with the scandal of her recent past, she stumbles on true artistry in an unsung corner of a gur-maker’s village. In a short story written exclusively for Verve, Gouri Dange explores the workings of a human mind thirsting to erase a deep hurt
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Anjum Hasan, Fiction
June 11, 2016

Matters Of Style

Illustration by Priya Sebastian

In this short story written exclusively for Verve, award-winning author Anjum Hasan takes a look at the thin line between looking fine and attempting to look fine
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