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June 26, 2020

Focusing on the devices that are at the end of their life cycles, Verve highlights the pressing need...
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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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Amitav Ghosh, Art, Botanical Illustrations, botanical illustrator, Cecil Saldanha, Ceylon ironwood, Cullenia exarillata, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Featured, Gun Island, Hidden Kingdom - Fantastical Plants of the Western Ghats, Indian flora, Mesua Ferrea, natural illustrator, Nirupa Rao, Pillars of Life - Magnificent Trees of the Western Ghats, Sundews, The Calcutta Chromosome, The Circle of Reason, The Glass Palace, The Great Derangement: Climate Change And The Unthinkable, The Hungry Tide, wild durian
June 29, 2020

Nirupa Rao’s illustrations are an exploration of wildlife and nature. In addition to appearing on her own books, her detailed works have featured on the covers of a few Amitav Ghosh novels. During an informative chat with her, Kamakshi Ayyar discovers that the botanical artist’s creative technique is a lot more complex than meets the eye
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Janaki Lenin, Indrapramit Das, Keshava Guha, Roshan Ali
June 25, 2020

An anthropomorphised tiger’s perspective, a viscerally worded futuristic interpretation of loss, a critique of performative activism, a meta reflection on the earth’s crises. Told through different lenses, Janaki Lenin, Indrapramit Das, Keshava Guha and Roshan Ali’s stories — written exclusively for Verve — attempt to make sense of the fraught reality that we exist in today
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Allahabad, Allahabad Organic Agricultural Cooperative, Arugula & Co., behavioural nutrition, ethical packaging, Featured, Makino School of Continuing and Nonformal Education, Niharika Goenka, nutrition education, salad dressing brand, Shingo Hirano, sustainable supply chain

Arugula & Co. is driven by the founder’s focus on behavioural nutrition, nutrition education and ethical packaging. Twenty-eight-year-old Niharika Goenka takes Ranjabati Das down her salad dressing brand’s supply chain, which is entirely aligned with her low-carbon lifestyle and progressive views on eating habits
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Children are holding adults accountable for both the grim future they are facing and the toll this is taking on their mental health. Madhumita Bhattacharyya initiates conversations with families of young climate activists and observes the extent to which parenting has changed in the face of catastrophe
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COVID-19, extra-marital affair, Featured, gender constructs, infidelity, inherited trauma, lockdown, Mental Health, Online Exclusive, patriarchal worldview, psychic legacies, psychology, Therapy

This is the last of a three-part fiction series, based on clinical interactions by psychologist Tanya Percy Vasunia, which explores the concept of inherited trauma through the lens of Indian society during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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COVID-19, extra-marital affair, Featured, gender constructs, infidelity, inherited trauma, lockdown, Mental Health, Online Exclusive, patriarchal worldview, psychic legacies, psychology, Therapy

This is the second of a three-part fiction series, based on clinical interactions by psychologist Tanya Percy Vasunia, which explores the concept of inherited trauma through the lens of Indian society during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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COVID-19, extra-marital affair, Featured, gender constructs, infidelity, inherited trauma, lockdown, Mental Health, Online Exclusive, patriarchal worldview, psychic legacies, psychology, Therapy

This is the first of a three-part fiction series, based on clinical interactions by psychologist Tanya Percy Vasunia, which explores the psychological concept of inherited trauma through the lens of Indian society during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Read more