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Parmesh with Chetna Sinha the founder of Mann Deshi Foundation
February 17, 2018

Three Women, Superheroes All!

Text by Parmesh Shahani

They come from very different backgrounds, but they are all trailblazers. This month, Parmesh Shahani encounters three divas of change
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Fiction, Gouri Dange
February 03, 2018

The Ex Factor

Text by Gouri Dange. Illustration by Rutuja Patil

In a short story written exclusively for us by Gouri Dange, discover how children use humour to tackle an old discomforting secret that painfully comes right out into the open
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Shashi Kapoor
January 07, 2018

Shashi Kapoor was the last of the romantic heroes on screen, and the perfect gentleman off it, says Madhu Jain, reminiscing about a time before Tinder and YouTube
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Jasmeen Patheja and other participants at the #meettosleep protest in Bengaluru’s Cubbon Park

Resistance And Resilience

Text by Parmesh Shahani

Being a feminist — and speaking about it — is what is going to matter most in 2018, believes Parmesh Shahani
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Kim Kardashian

The Game Of Show and Tell: Understanding The Kardarshian Phenomenon

Text by Shefalee Vasudev. Illustration by Tanya Eden

The Kardashianisation of style is about fame, flamboyance and flaws propped up against existentialist realities. It is, perhaps, culturally unsuited to India where the deepest and most intimate revelations are still at a nascent stage
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Musings, Language Translation

On The Art Of Translation

Text by Shanta Gokhale

When a work is published in a tongue other than its original, the writer and its readers vastly benefit. Drawing from her personal experiences, Shanta Gokhale explains how not just culture but also languages are enhanced by the creative process
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Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Cinema

Although our heroines have come into their own in contemporary cinema, many films — even today — are made from the point of view of a male gaze. We analyse the changing portrayal of women in the movies
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Preksha Sharma

The New ‘Me’ Generation

Text by Preksha Sharma. Illustration by Rahul Das

Often labelled narcissistic, millennials are shaking off the self-absorbed tag and moving towards a more aware existence. We take a look at the evolving mindsets
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Christmas, Featured, Gifting, Online Exclusive, Verve, Wishful, Wishlist
December 23, 2017

What Team Verve Wants This Christmas

Compiled by Shubham Ladha

Since we're giving you suggestions about how to spend Christmas in the best spirit possible and gift with style, we thought it'd be fun to give you a peek into our minds about what we'd (ideally) like to receive too!
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Madhu Jain, Capital Comment
December 20, 2017

A Quiet Revolution: What Matters To Gen Now

Text by Madhu Jain. Illustration by Swati Sinha

While Generation Now lives life on their own terms and tends to focus on itself, many of the youngsters are concerned with issues beyond their personal lives
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#MeToo, #NotOkay, #YesAllWomen, Columns, Featured, Gurmehar Kaur, Kangana Ranaut, Opinion
December 17, 2017

Social media has given women strength in numbers and the courage to raise their voices. Leveraging this new-found power to the utmost, they are fearlessly sharing their stories to great impact
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Tan Zi Xi with her Sassoon Docks Project installation, Parmesh Shahani, Parmesh's Viewfinder

Parmesh Shahani reflects on the year gone by...
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