Arts & Culture | Verve Magazine
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December 18, 2020

Samrata Salwan of Family Fables Co., a publisher of personal histories, is turning memories into memoirs to chronicle...
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February 26, 2021

The pandemic and accompanying lockdown brought with them a noticeable change in the daily auditory landscape. Curiosity leads to experiments that examine how modifying the experience of sound during movie-watching can transform our perspectives
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February 11, 2021

In a letter to his teenage self, fashion stylist Dhruv Dave unpacks the coping mechanisms he developed at a young age to deal with the insecurity around his appearance and feelings of being unlovable 
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Wonder Women
February 10, 2021

Our knowledge of mentorship in deeply patriarchal Bollywood is largely restricted to the narratives that get reported in the press – of the blue-eyed darlings of A-list production houses and male actors and directors. Conversations with a few good women from the Hindi film and webseries space – actors, writers, directors, costume designers, producers – firmly convince us that changing the way women are perceived on-screen is only possible when they actively lead the way off it and help other women feel heard and seen
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January 29, 2021

Delhi-based visual artist Imdad Barbhuyan recalls the memory of when his mother dressed him up in one of her saris – it was a moment in which he felt like the most authentic version of himself. Over two decades later, the now-27-year-old recreates the emotionally significant series of photographs taken that day in 1999
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The director of International Original Films at the OTT platform speaks about her role and the diverse voices whose stories she is green-lighting
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December 15, 2020

A cookbook brings together grandmothers from eight East African countries and puts their recipes front and centre in the landscape of American food media. Photographer Khadija M Farah’s powerful portraits pay visual homage to the women’s rich cross-cultural traditions and food heritage, and she talks to us about her experience of working on ‘In Bibi’s Kitchen’
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December 10, 2020

Trishla Talera, co-founder of the Pune-based creative centre, is focused on its young audience and the new digital frontier
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Widely published poet and essayist Manjiri Indurkar speaks with insightful honesty about her craft, form, writing about the “personal” and what community can mean for a young writer
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