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Verve talks to the makers of FIPRESCI award winner The Disciple
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From the Other Side 

Text by Vivek Tejuja. Collage by Aishwaryashree

While spending the lockdown together, a son discovers his mother’s latest pop culture obsession.
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A conversation with directors Anvita Dutt (Bulbbul), Neeraj Udhwani (Maska), Honey Trehan (Raat Akeli Hai) and Sharan Sharma (Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl). Moderated by Anuj Malhotra, founder of Lightcube
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Lights, Camera… Zoom!

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena

The cast and crew of The Gone Game interacted over video conference to conceptualise, produce, shoot and edit the web series while in lockdown, showcasing a new genre of content  
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Musings Of The Solitary Watcher

Text by Dilsher Dhillon

28-year-old aspiring game show host Dilsher Dhillon shares the list of 133 movies that he’s watched since March 22nd to help him channel his mental energy in solitude.
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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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Hindia Cinema
March 18, 2020

Guilty Pleasures

Text by Sohini Chattopadhyay. Illustrations by Rohan Hande

Female characters in Hindi cinema cook for and feed others but rarely themselves. Verve sifts through a few recent films for the on-screen quirk that fetishises the act of women eating
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Celluloid Dreamer

Photographed by Joshua Navalkar

Each of the films that Vikramaditya Motwane has directed — Udaan, Lootera, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero and Trapped — grapples with the desire to change one’s circumstances; the relentless chase for happiness, love, success…freedom. He surveys the commercial Hindi movies of the last 70 years and picks seven iconic releases, exclusively revealing how each one has guided his own aspirations, especially once he found his métier
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The event by Dysco boasts a thoughtfully curated programme of talks, workshops and pop-ups by individuals and organisations united by their concern for the planet.
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Karthik Keramalu examines the causes behind a failing genre in a booming industry
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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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Verve Weekend Guide

Text by: Anandita Bhalerao

From Mumbai's most-awaited theatre festival to a Joan Miro prize-winning artist's new exhibition, Verve gives you the lowdown on the events that should be on your radar this weekend.
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