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July 15, 2020

28-year-old aspiring game show host Dilsher Dhillon shares the list of 133 movies that he’s watched since March...
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Best Screenplay, Chaitanya Tamhane, director-writer, Featured, film festivals during a pandemic, FIPRESCI, Head of post-production, Mathilukal, Online Exclusive, Producer, socially-distanced screenings, Tanaji Dasgupta, The Disciple, Venice International Film Festival, Vivek Gomber
September 14, 2020

Verve talks to the makers of FIPRESCI award winner The Disciple
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binge-watching, Dhoop Kinare, Featured, feminism in television, Munafiq, Netflix, Online Exclusive, Pakistani serials, Pakistani tv series, progressive mainstream entertainment, regressive TV tropes, Suno Chanda, the landscape of entertainment in India, Zindagi Gulzar Hai
September 03, 2020

While spending the lockdown together, a son discovers his mother’s latest pop culture obsession.
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BCCI, commentator, Cricket, cricketer-turned-commentator, Featured, ICC Hall of Fame, Lisa Sthalekar, Online Exclusive, stereotype about female athletes, women achievers, Women in sports, Women’s Cricket Association of India
September 02, 2020

The Indian-born Australian Lisa Caprini Sthalekar was recently inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, becoming the 9th woman to be so honoured. We have an exclusive conversation with the pioneering cricketer-turned-commentator, who remains grounded even in the face of incredible professional success
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August 23, 2020

A conversation with directors Anvita Dutt (Bulbbul), Neeraj Udhwani (Maska), Honey Trehan (Raat Akeli Hai) and Sharan Sharma (Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl). Moderated by Anuj Malhotra, founder of Lightcube
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Arjun Mathur, Ayesha Syed, Bodhi Tree Multimedia, Featured, Mautik Tolia, Nikhil Nagesh Bhat, Online Exclusive, Radhika Anand, Sanjay Kapoor, shooting a show during the Covid-19 pandemic, shooting a show on Zoom call, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Suhani Kapoor Gujral, The Gone Game, Voot Select
August 21, 2020

The cast and crew of The Gone Game interacted over video conference to conceptualise, produce, shoot and edit the web series while in lockdown, showcasing a new genre of content  
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Children are interpreting their conflicting emotions through writing in an attempt to create a sense of safety as they remain confined in their homes.
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Estuary, Exclusive excerpt, Featured, Kumarasurar, Mangasuri, Meghas, Nandini Krishnan, Online Exclusive, Perumal Murugan, Translation
July 20, 2020

Translated from Tamil by Nandini Krishnan, 'Estuary' is the delicate story of a father and his son, and of the family at large, focusing on the weight of familial expectations in the life of a salaried, middle-class man
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A Suitable Boy, dystopian fiction, Emily St. John Mandel, Featured, Geraldine Brooks, Kalpish Ratna, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Ottessa Moshfegh, quarantine reading, Rebecca Makkai, Room 000: Narratives of the Bombay Plague, Station Eleven, The Great Believers, Vikram Seth, Year of Wonders

The columnist has found that reading stories set in fictional or dystopic worlds assuages his paranoia and anxiety about the planet and himself. He recommends six novels that could be unexpected beacons during extended periods of turmoil
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