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May 20, 2022

In July last year, a deliciously tight debut EP offered an intimate window into the world of the self-actualising musician Aditi Saigal — aka Dot. — who rose to viral fame in 2017 with a home-made song uploaded to YouTube and is now set to be launched by Zoya Akhtar in her upcoming Netflix musical ‘The Archies’. As she emerged from a self-elected two-and-a-half-year hiatus with ‘Khamotion’, the reclusive Saigal spoke about prioritising personal growth over professional success and evolving as an artiste while grappling with a global culture where self-promotion overrides art
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Notes from a Studio

Text by Shaswata Kundu Chaudhuri. Illustrations by Aishwaryashree.

A behind-the-scenes peek into the making of Kolkata-based guitarist Rohan Ganguli’s debut solo album King Of Summer, slated for release this May
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Roshan Netalkar, founder and festival director of Echoes of Earth

Indian music festivals have been demonstrating a refreshing sense of responsibility in terms of their ecological impact. Interacting with stakeholders who strive to make these large-scale events greener, Akhil Sood investigates the reasons behind the improved attitudes of audiences and the increase in corporate support
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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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November 14, 2019

The Anti-Earworm Agenda

Text by Sadaf Shaikh

For a growing number of individuals, discovering joy and belonging in obscure, emotionally complex music genres is a journey towards self-acceptance and the quenching of a thirst for alternative forms of art that reject traditional ideas of musicality and dissonance
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November 07, 2019

Verve Weekend Guide

Text by Anandita Bhalerao

From a festival spotlighting Northeastern culture to a play from the Theatre of the Absurd era, Verve gives you the lowdown on the events that should be on your radar this weekend.
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