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Janaki Lenin, Indrapramit Das, Keshava Guha, Roshan Ali

Notes to Self

Illustrations by Kashmira Sarode

An anthropomorphised tiger’s perspective, a viscerally worded futuristic interpretation of loss, a critique of performative activism, a meta reflection on the earth’s crises. Told through different lenses, Janaki Lenin, Indrapramit Das, Keshava Guha and Roshan Ali’s stories — written exclusively for Verve — attempt to make sense of the fraught reality that we exist in today
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The Kids Are All Right

Illustrations by Priyankar Gupta

Children are holding adults accountable for both the grim future they are facing and the toll this is taking on their mental health. Madhumita Bhattacharyya initiates conversations with families of young climate activists and observes the extent to which parenting has changed in the face of catastrophe
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COVID-19, extra-marital affair, Featured, gender constructs, infidelity, inherited trauma, lockdown, Mental Health, Online Exclusive, patriarchal worldview, psychic legacies, psychology, Therapy

Psychic Legacies: Steeped

Illustration by Aishwaryashree Verma

This is the last of a three-part fiction series, based on clinical interactions by psychologist Tanya Percy Vasunia, which explores the concept of inherited trauma through the lens of Indian society during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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COVID-19, extra-marital affair, Featured, gender constructs, infidelity, inherited trauma, lockdown, Mental Health, Online Exclusive, patriarchal worldview, psychic legacies, psychology, Therapy

Psychic Legacies: Pressure

Illustration by Aishwaryashree Verma

This is the second of a three-part fiction series, based on clinical interactions by psychologist Tanya Percy Vasunia, which explores the concept of inherited trauma through the lens of Indian society during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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COVID-19, extra-marital affair, Featured, gender constructs, infidelity, inherited trauma, lockdown, Mental Health, Online Exclusive, patriarchal worldview, psychic legacies, psychology, Therapy

Psychic Legacies: Simmering

Illustration by Aishwaryashree Verma

This is the first of a three-part fiction series, based on clinical interactions by psychologist Tanya Percy Vasunia, which explores the psychological concept of inherited trauma through the lens of Indian society during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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Parental guidance

Raising children today comes with the added responsibility of instilling in them a broader awareness of their surroundings from an early age. Verve presents some parental guidance….
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Capital Comment, Madhu Jain

Making Amends

Text by Madhu Jain. Illustration by Osheen Siva

This generation’s penchant for thoughtless consumption gets Madhu Jain roiled up, and she wonders if nature is getting its own back for our missteps…
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Bioenzyme Floor Cleaner, Bon Organics, Buna studio, cloth tote bag, DIY projects, environmentally-friendly living, Featured, GenY Medium, kaftan, Niki Singh, Nishantainidevi Chandrasekaran, organic brands, Pallavi Shantam, recycle, renew, reuse, sustainable brands, sustainable practices, Vaishali S, Vaishali Shadangule, woven chair cover

Recycle, Renew, Reuse

Text by Zaral Shah. Photographed by Joshua Navalkar. Styled by Swati Sinha

Four eco-enthusiasts give Zaral Shah some insights on clean living as she experiments with her versions of their recommended DIY projects
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Capital Comment, Madhu Jain

Culinary Histories

Text by Madhu Jain. Illustration by Studio Misa

The origins of recipes, some of them accidental, fascinate Madhu Jain who travels back in time to her grandmother’s rich, layered paranthas
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#MeToo, #MeTooIndia, Featured
April 06, 2020

Anomaly

Text by Urvashi Bahuguna. Illustration by Namrata Kumar

Author and poet Urvashi Bahuguna pens an exclusive short story for Verve
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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. Shirin Mehta, 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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