After much introspection,
Verve’s pages underwent a tangible change last September when our Relationship Issue became a seminal moment in representing a particular transformation in the sociocultural landscape. The obvious and more stereotypical wedding-themed issues we used to publish appeared almost anachronistic when, as a society, the ways that we have begun to develop interpersonal connections and celebrate love are multifarious and often remarkably different from the behaviours that originate more out of convention than from either choice or desire. A few months down the road, our editorial meetings germinated an extension of that thought process, and, on further reflection, we created this section to represent women whose individual paths challenge the traditionally held views on marriage. What emerges from their commentaries and our interpretations, is that today, for many urban women, the lifelong commitment that matters the most is the one we make to ourselves.