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Featured, gay men, homosexuality, memoir, Online Exclusive, Section 377, Section 377 decriminalised, So Now You Know, Vivek Tejuja
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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Delhi-based poet Shalim M. Hussain's Miyah poetry provides the metaphorical loudspeaker to the long-ignored voices of the Bengali-Muslim migrants living in the riverine plains of the Brahmaputra by documenting their stories of love, loss, celebration and injustice
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A photo-collage of The covers of both the editions of Tilt

Anahita Sarabhai On Creating An Alternative Narrative With QueerAbad’s Zine, Tilt

Text by Ojas Kolvankar. Photographs by Joshua Navalkar

An LGBTQIA+ collective from Ahmedabad brings unsung South-Asian narratives under the umbrella of its annual zine, Tilt. QueerAbad co-founder, Anahita Sarabhai, tells Verve how up-and-coming queer artists are portraying their multi-hued perspectives
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Neethi, Urvashi Bahuguna, Terrarium

10 Books For The Nature Lover

Illustrations by Neethi

Fresh off the release of her critically lauded debut poetry collection, Terrarium, Urvashi Bahuguna provides Verve with an exclusive must-read list, bringing together thematically diverse literary works that are awash in visceral descriptions of the natural world
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All The Lives We Never Lived, Anuradha Roy, Books To Read, Featured, Online Exclusive, Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019

We catch up with the author of All The Lives We Never Lived at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019
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Chicku Jayadeva, CoastLine - an ‘amuseum’ of musings along the Western Coastline of India, Coffee Table Book, Featured, Online Exclusive, Paul Fernandes

Ahead of the release of his new book, Frenandes gives us an exclusive peak at some of the wonderfully amusing artwork
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Nandini Bajpai, Boston-based wordsmith

The Boston-based wordsmith presents an exclusive look at the first chapter from a novel that she is currently working on — a modern-day Pride and Prejudice with a YA twist
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Sangu Mandanna, Writer

The Bengaluru-born writer, who lives in England, reminisces about literary women she looked up to but could never identify with, and how that impacted her as an author of fantastical fictional tales inspired by Indian mythology
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Aisha Saeed, Pakistani-American author
January 14, 2019

The best-selling Pakistani-American author talks to Verve about complex identities, multicultural teenage romances, and staying true to her roots
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A Respectable Woman, Amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy, Book, Books, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Easterine Kire, Featured, Gun Island, Himanjali Sankar, Malala Yousafzai, My Seditious Heart, Online Exclusive, Read, Reading, Saikat Majumdar, The Forest of Enchantments, The Lies We Tell, The Scent of God, We Are Displaced

7 Books To Look Forward To In 2019

Text by Shubham Ladha

New year, new resolutions and of course, new books
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Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, Bernadette Van Gelder, Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany, Bill Cunningham, Book, Books, Calcutta Then | Kolkata Now, Coffee Table Books, Dronescapes, Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs, Featured, Hockey India, Imagery, Indrajit Hazra, Inside North Korea, Jane Mount, Lynsey Addario, Nathan Williams, Of Love And War, Oliver Wainwright, Online Exclusive, Pain and Dreams, Pink: The History of a Punk, Powerful Color, Pretty, Sunanda K Datta-Ray, The Eye: How the World’s Most Influential Creative Directors Develop Their Vision, The Golden Smile Of India, The Illustrated History of Indian Hockey: A Saga of Triumph, Valerie Steele Share on:

The Most Beautiful Books of 2018

Text by Shubham Ladha

In these collectable coffee-table books, each picture is worth more than a 1000 words
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Amazon Books, Bhavi Mehta, book cover design, book cover designers, Books, Featured, Hachette India, Harper Collins India, Mugdha Sadhwani, Online Exclusive, Pan Macmillan India, publishing houses, Rupa Publications, Saurav Das, Semy Haitenlo, Vishwajyoti Ghosh

5 cover designers from top publishing houses in the country tell us how the fate of a book is sealed by the impact its cover creates....
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