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Artwork by Lavanya Mani at Chemould Prescott Road Mumbai
March 14, 2019

From a Spanish food fiesta and a Michael Jackson tribute to an exhibition of unique stamps, Verve gives you the lowdown on the events that should be on your radar this weekend...
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Mud crab deep fried with Pixan chilli at Shang Palace
March 07, 2019

From a legendary Spanish band's first performance in India to a Nikkei cuisine special, Verve gives you the lowdown on the events that should be on your radar this weekend.
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Cable TV

Revisiting ’90s Prime Time TV

Text by Vivek Tejuja. Illustration by Rohan Hande

The decade when liberalisation dramatically altered many facets of our lives saw the advent of cable TV, which came with an array of channels and aspirational programmes. Verve decodes the unchecked optimism of middle-class families who gathered around their screens every night, ready to be teleported out of their living rooms
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Boy Bands
March 05, 2019

Since The Beatles, boy bands have, over the decades, been generating pop pandemonium internationally. Despite the generations that divide them, these groups have preserved a time-tested ‘formula’ of upbeat harmonies and romantic ballads accompanied by signature looks and dance moves. Verve chats with a group of now-adult fangirls as they recall their all-consuming tween-age crushes and how that affected their cultural worldviews and perceptions of romantic love
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lassic movies, darker remakes, Detective Pikachu, Featured, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, Online Exclusive, Pet Sematary, remakes, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Gone are the days when Mowgli was a cheerful jungle kid with nothing to worry about and Sabrina was a simple teenage witch who only had high school drama to deal with. We analyse the differences between movies from the past and their recent remakes and talk to four film enthusiasts about why classic movies are being remade in a sinister avatar
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Asia 7 from Thailand
February 28, 2019

From a new Asian restaurant in Mumbai to a jazz festival in the capital, Verve gives you the lowdown on the events that should be on your radar this weekend...
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Actors of Indian origin, Amazon Prime, Apu, Ash Tandon, Bodyguard, Deepak Sharma, Ellaria Sand, Featured, Ferran, Game of Thrones, Han Lee, Harshit Desai, Hulu, Indian actors, Indira Varma, Mindy Kaling, Mindy Lahiri, Narcos, Netflix, New Girl, Online Exclusive, Raj Koothrappali, Ritesh Rajan, RS Windlass, Russian Doll, Schmidt, Sense8, The Big Bang Theory, The Mindy Project, The Simpson, Tina Desai, Two Broke Girls

Fighting age-old racist stereotypes, these Indians are paving the way for smarter roles in world entertainment
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Egyptian Mawlawiyah Group at Sama'a, NCPA Mumbai
February 21, 2019

From a Sufi music festival to a menu that will tantalise all 7 of your taste buds, Verve gives you the lowdown on the events that should be on your radar this weekend...
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90s music videos, Anushka Manchanda, Aryans, Bally Saggoo, Chadhti Jawaani Meri Chaal Mastani, Cold/Mess, Don't Be Afraid, Euphoria, Falguni Pathak, Featured, Gud Naal Ishq Mitha, I Love You Baby I Love You Doll, Indian pop music, Kavya Trehan, Lucky Ali, Online Exclusive, Parekh and Singh, pop music, pop music videos, pop star, Prateek Kuhad, Shaan, Suneeta Rao, Underscore

Meet-cute music videos may have died a natural death but they have been replaced by works that place special emphasis on abstract artistic concepts
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Origami Workshop at Tarq, Mumbai
February 14, 2019

From an origami workshop to Valentine's Day treats, Verve gives you the lowdown on the events that should be on your radar this weekend
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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

A Legacy Of Love: Why DDLJ Continues To Be A Hit With Millennials

Text by Huzan Tata. Images courtesy: Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd

It’s the canonical Bollywood romance that established a new cinematic template for modern, multicultural love when it first hit the screens in 1995. Natashja Rathore demystifies the timeless appeal of Yash Raj Films’ Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in her documentary, Still Rolling — The DDLJ Story (2016)
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Saner (MX), Block 9, Lodhi Colony
February 07, 2019

From a playing of Beethoven's Ninth to a Chinese New Year feast, Verve gives you the lowdown on the events that should be on your radar this weekend
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