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Kayomi and Zareen Engineer, Dadar Parsi Colony

Can the way a park is conceptualised or a residential block is shaped create happier citizens? One of the first planned settlements and the only ungated Parsi baug in Mumbai, the Dadar Parsi Colony proves it can. Megha Shah finds that its layout is a study in the effects of meticulous urban design on the habits and dynamics of a community
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Matteo Guarnaccia, Barcelona-based Sicilian designer, founder and promoter of Cross Cultural Chairs

Matteo Guarnaccia, founder of the research project Cross Cultural Chairs, wonders what this innocuous piece of furniture can reveal about changing societies. Verve reports on those that he is designing as part of this latest undertaking
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Nandita Godbole, Atlanta-based cookbook author

Atlanta-based cookbook author Nandita Godbole employs the sights, smells, tastes, sounds and touch of Mumbai to give a poetic voice to first-generation immigrants, whose dual identities are often subsumed into the narratives of their multicultural offsprings
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Sarah Sahim
March 20, 2019

Social media streams appear bloated with career-related humble brags from people who would associate Hanson with classic rock. It’s no wonder then, that other urban creatives on the cusp of Generations Y and Z are stricken with self-doubt when the same type of ‘success’ as their peers seems out of reach. Birmingham-based writer Sarah Sahim – snark intact – introspects on this far too real phenomenon.
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Madhu Jain, Capital Comment

Those were the days, claims Madhu Jain who, although having already come into her own by the time the ultimate decade of the last century began, still discovered a time of great social, cultural and personal change…
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Cable TV

Revisiting ’90s Prime Time TV

Text by Vivek Tejuja. Illustration by Rohan Hande

The decade when liberalisation dramatically altered many facets of our lives saw the advent of cable TV, which came with an array of channels and aspirational programmes. Verve decodes the unchecked optimism of middle-class families who gathered around their screens every night, ready to be teleported out of their living rooms
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