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Mallika Khanna, #MeToo
September 25, 2019

How Selective Outrage And Inadequate Representation Continue To Plague Web Activism

Text by Mallika Khanna. Illustration by Pooja Sreenivasan

The internet, especially its various gateways to self-empowerment, has proven to be a boon for a country as diverse and socially stratified as India, but its work is far from done. Verve investigates…
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Shernaz Patel, A Few Good Men, Theatre, Theatre Plays, Arts and Culture
July 30, 2019

The theatre veteran talks to Verve about the fifth season of Aadyam, life on stage and productions that resonate with her.
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#MeToo, Feminism, Journalism, Karla Bookman, The Swaddle, Webby Awards
April 16, 2019

The editor-in-chief of The Swaddle, talks to Verve about her experiences in Indian society and how to combat internalised patriarchy
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Amruta Patil
December 27, 2018

Making Waves: Amruta Patil

Text by Ranjabati Das

Her works hold the reader captive with their sinewy, multilayered storylines. The country’s first female graphic novelist constructs and deconstructs narratives with a view to tell stories that are progressive, socially relevant and epic in scale, finds Verve
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Anshika Khullar, England-based illustrator
December 24, 2018

How Anshika Khullar Uses Art To Empower The LGBTQIA+ Community

Text by Ojas Kolvankar. Illustration by Anshika Khullar

The 24-year-old England-based illustrator, talks to Verve about the process of creating an inclusive imagery of the LGBTQIA+ community and pushing for adequate representation for South Asian queer groups on a global scale
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Tora Man Bada Papi, Kajol Menon, Mandovi Menon
December 18, 2018

We revisit a 2013 photo series Items, which explored the notion of women’s bodies and their relationship to the gaze, agency and consent. Photographer Aishwarya Arumbakkam and the five stereotype-challenging individuals documented by her speak exclusively to Verve about how the #MeToo movement is a continuation of the conversation that they tackled with these images…
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