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September 25, 2020

In the 2020 Booker Prize shortlisted Burnt Sugar, author Avni Doshi examines the complicated psyche of a daughter who has to turn caregiver for her Alzheimer’s-afflicted mother and rebuild their corroded relationship
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September 24, 2020

As the unyielding COVID-19 crisis pushes the art world to redirect its creative vision, galleries are addressing the magnitude of the shift and staving off extinction by introducing sweeping changes to the viewing experience while many artists have found a new muse in their altered environments
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Greater Expectations

Written and moderated by Ranjabati Das

Four 30-something mothers share their thoughts about keeping their professional and family lives on track during the pandemic as they grapple with the disproportionate burden of responsibility placed on them
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Verve talks to the makers of FIPRESCI award winner The Disciple
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Lady In Green

Text by Sharanya Deepak

A co-founder of the citizen-led organisation IAmGurgaon, she left a career in banking to focus on transforming the privately developed North Indian city from an inefficiently run eyesore into a residential oasis. Latika Thukral tells us about the various environmental efforts she has been spearheading for over a decade.
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September 07, 2020

Calling The Shots

Text by Akshaya Pillai. Illustration by Aishwaryashree

With her latest film, the bilingual Moothon, sweeping up three awards at the New York Indian Film Festival in August, Geetu Mohandas continues her successful turn as a writer-director in Malayalam cinema. We had caught up with the former actor for a casual chat in her Kochi home a few months before, to talk movies, memories and motherhood.
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