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Short Story

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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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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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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Rupa Gulab, Fiction
June 21, 2015

The Bag Lady

Illustration by Salil Sojwal

Togged up in a body-fitting dress, Priya makes an appearance at a well-attended shenanigan. Taking a tongue-in-cheek look at the world of bags and baubles, author Rupa Gulab pens an exclusive short story for Verve
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Saskya Jain, Author, Fire Under Ash

My Mother’s Missiles

Illustration by Salil Sojwal

As their mother Ananti runs her home on a tight leash, – her hand is ever ready to pinch or slap – Aradhana, along with her brother, takes her discipline in her stride, sometimes questioning her mindless diktats. Author Saskya Jain, whose Fire Under Ash released last year, pens an exclusive short story for Verve – a tale that is enlivened by moments that break the routine
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