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Vivek Tejuja

April 01, 2020

Me, My Shelf And I: Dating Apps

Text by Vivek Tejuja. Illustrations by Harjyot Khalsa

The columnist takes us through his stirring journey of left and right swiping on dating apps, and the long-term effects of it on his approach to food
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Vivek Tejuja

Eat Your Words

Illustration by Reshidev RK

Over the years, Vivek Tejuja has developed an eccentric and meticulous tasting menu to accompany his reading sessions, and he explains how his customised pairings of flavours and genres set the mood
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The stereotype of stern, unapproachable librarians couldn’t be further from the truth for this columnist. He chats with an optimistic young woman who is looking to join the ranks of these guardians of books and is willing to risk a future in this institutionally overlooked profession
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Shanta Gokhale, Kiran Manral, Sukanya Venkatraghavan
December 05, 2019

Me, My Shelf And I: What’s Age Got To Do With It?

Illustrations by Harjyot Khalsa

Three authors convince the columnist that when it comes to age, there’s no deadline…
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September 05, 2019

Releasing on the anniversary of the decriminalisation of Section 377, Verve's Cultural Editor, Vivek Tejuja talks about having a privileged but often misunderstood childhood and wanting to deny his sexuality because of the deprecatory portrayal of homosexual characters in Bollywood films
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Vivek Tejuja
November 12, 2018

Reading Between the Lines

Illustration by Gaurav Vikalp

Facing bullying, confusion and loneliness as a young gay man in India had become a routine occurrence for him. But Vivek Tejuja found comfort in the pages of books — many of which formed the foundation of his relationships. He looks back at the literature that gave him the courage to embrace his identity
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