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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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Fiction, Janice Pariat
November 15, 2018

A summer sojourn in Switzerland ends up being a transformative journey.... Author Janice Pariat writes a captivating short story exclusively for Verve
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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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British Tamils, NRIs

How British Tamils Are Using Weddings To Connect To Their Roots

Text by Lavanya Mohan. Photographs by Alexa Penberthy

As desi communities grow larger across the world, NRIs are drawing wedding inspiration from their ethnic heritage as well as their home countries. In this context, Verve looks at how the British Tamils are adapting to the cultural bifurcation
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Carlo Pizzati, Mappillai — An Italian Son-In-Law In India, Jain Scottish Welsh Venetian Indian Wedding
October 08, 2018

What’s it like to have cross-cultural, cross-continental nuptials that include a whole lot of fun and confusion? Verve gets a peek into journalist — and author Tishani Doshi’s husband — Carlo Pizzati’s humorous memoir, Mappillai — An Italian Son-In-Law In India, that tells it like it is...
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Capital Comment, Madhu Jain
October 03, 2018

The Rules of Engagement

Text by Madhu Jain. Illustration by Rutuja Patil

Present-day India is more Westernised and secluded. Madhu Jain dwells on the significance of cultivating relationships with the people we have to engage with in our daily lives
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Megha Shah
September 24, 2018

What’s In A Name?

Text by Megha Shah. Illustration by Dhwani Shah

In modern relationships, we often need to reconcile our attitudes towards our monikers, before we figure out our feelings towards each other, finds Megha Shah
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Alice Agarwal
August 30, 2018

Putting the Muse in Museums

Illustration by Dhruv Tyagi

Showcasing exhibits in fresh and interactive ways is bound to awaken the curiosity of a community, and encourage engagement. Alice Agarwal underlines the role of museums in cultivating an interest in, and preserving, our heritage
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Hit Man Gurung, We Are In War Without Enemies (2016).
August 10, 2018

The South Asian Counterpoint

Text by Bhavna Kakar

With a narrative driven by the various geopolitical and economic shifts witnessed by the region, South Asian art has carved a special place for itself in the global arena
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Capital Comment, Madhu Jain
August 08, 2018

Tracing The Source

Text by Madhu Jain. Illustration by Devika Swarup

Art movements, trends and fashions are iffy, whimsical things, states Madhu Jain, who takes a ramble through the decades to find what is motivating creators in the subcontinent today
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Art, Columns, Featured, Kastoori Barua
August 03, 2018

Is Art Often Over-Intellectualised?

Text by Kastoori Barua

Everything now is art, so how does one distinguish the artist’s work from the charlatan’s?
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Columns, Featured, Genesia Alves, Opinion
July 23, 2018

Are Children A Gift From God?

Text by Genesia Alves

To have or not to have children… our writer asserts that this choice has never been as loaded with information, politics, gender issues and workable alternatives as it is today
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