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There’s a silkworm in my soup!

Text by Shirin Mehta. Photographed by Prashant Giani. Styled by Akanksha Pandey

Entomophagy is the environment-friendly gastronomic practice that everyone is discussing. Verve, who has ingested a few insects herself, speaks to Gitika Saikia about the North-Eastern dishes that highlight locally found arthropods
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Coming Back For More

Text by Kamakshi Ayyar. Photographed by Mallika Chandra

When it’s got to do with eating out, the emotional link with certain experiences has turned Kamakshi Ayyar into a creature of habit. She recounts three anecdotes about the places where she can call herself a regular
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Rachael Krishna

The Melting Pots

Photographed by Joshua Navalkar. Styled by Swati Sinha

London-based Rachael Krishna writes about Britain’s trademark curry houses and takeaway joints, thinking back on how their very distinct cuisine, despite being a largely Western innovation, deepened the connection with her father’s Burmese-Indian roots
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Hindia Cinema
March 18, 2020

Guilty Pleasures

Text by Sohini Chattopadhyay. Illustrations by Rohan Hande

Female characters in Hindi cinema cook for and feed others but rarely themselves. Verve sifts through a few recent films for the on-screen quirk that fetishises the act of women eating
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Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Girl, Unconnected

Text by Anandita Bhalerao

Two breakout books of 2019, Jenny Odell’s How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy and Jia Tolentino’s Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion are lessons in what the internet generation was promised, what it got, and where to go from here
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hashtag challenges

The Pursuit Of Everything

Illustrations by Mrudula Kuvalekar

Faced with hashtag challenges and people who seem to have discovered extra hours in the day to optimise even their leisure time, Zaral Shah tries to figure out whether this non-stop hustle mode is truly worth it
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