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April 28, 2022

Desperately Seeking Myself

Interview by J. Shruti

Economist and author of the popular book ‘Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh: India’s Lonely Young Women and the Search for Intimacy’, Shrayana Bhattacharya breaks down her findings on romantic desire and freedom, fantasising as a form of self-care and how the Bollywood superstar’s icon interacts with the socio-economic structures that define our deeply capitalistic notions of romantic love
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Divya Dutta

Role Play with Divya Dutta

Text and video interview by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena

The actor who refuses to be boxed in by a specific image, often surprises audiences by playing against type. She talks to Verve about how seven of her challenging characters came to life
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Wonder Women
February 10, 2021

Wonder Women

Text by Ranjabati Das. Illustration by Swati Sinha

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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The culinary swing towards mindful eating isn’t limited to cafes, bars and restaurants; cinemas are jumping on the bandwagon too — unhealthy snacks have been replaced by more diverse, wholesome and customised theatre foods. At INOX Insignia in Atria-The Millennium Mall, a thoughtfully curated and unconventional menu adds to the luxury movie-watching experience, and Zaral Shah samples the goods while chatting with the venue’s head chef, Vicky Ratnani and the COO of Inox Leisure, Daizy Lal. . .
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A Photogenetic Line at Experimenter, Kolkata
April 25, 2019

From a cupcake-baking workshop to an evening of poetry and performance, Verve gives you the lowdown on the events that should be on your radar this weekend.
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Acting, Cinema, diversity, Faraz Arif Ansari, Featured, Film, Inclusivity, Kalki Koechlin, Keshav Suri Foundation, Movies, Online Exclusive, Performance Arts, Sheena Khalid, Tess Joseph, TransAction, Transgender, Transgender community
March 11, 2019

In an empowering effort, TRANSAction with Faraz Arif Ansari and the Keshav Suri Foundation could help open casting opportunities for the trans community
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