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Janaki Lenin, Indrapramit Das, Keshava Guha, Roshan Ali

Notes to Self

Illustrations by Kashmira Sarode

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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The Kids Are All Right

Illustrations by Priyankar Gupta

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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Parental guidance

Raising children today comes with the added responsibility of instilling in them a broader awareness of their surroundings from an early age. Verve presents some parental guidance….
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Capital Comment, Madhu Jain

Making Amends

Text by Madhu Jain. Illustration by Osheen Siva

This generation’s penchant for thoughtless consumption gets Madhu Jain roiled up, and she wonders if nature is getting its own back for our missteps…
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Sahil Makhija, Metal Musician

From The Mosh Pit Into The Frying Pan

Text by Akhil Sood. Photographed by Prashant Giani

When metal musician Sahil Makhija launched his YouTube cooking channel, Headbanger’s Kitchen, he was resolutely carving out a new identity for himself. Verve gets Demonic Resurrection’s frontman and now cookbook author to open up about the move that helped his career and life do a one-eighty
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Capital Comment, Madhu Jain

Culinary Histories

Text by Madhu Jain. Illustration by Studio Misa

The origins of recipes, some of them accidental, fascinate Madhu Jain who travels back in time to her grandmother’s rich, layered paranthas
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