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April 28, 2022

Economist and author of the popular book ‘Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh: India’s Lonely Young Women and the Search for Intimacy’, Shrayana Bhattacharya breaks down her findings on romantic desire and freedom, fantasising as a form of self-care and how the Bollywood superstar’s icon interacts with the socio-economic structures that define our deeply capitalistic notions of romantic love
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April 20, 2022

Five creative minds return to their hometowns where they spent their formative years. In distinctive visual explorations, they capture particular groups of these cities’ younger populations in their environments and offer a perspective on the shifts in the social and cultural milieus in a digitalised world
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Chamar by Sudheer Rajbhar aims to elevate the position of marginalised castes and communities through fashion
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April 08, 2022

Film-maker Jyoti Nisha scripts bittersweet scenes from her past as she traces the early loss of the innocence that once guided her younger self – a girl who loved commercial Hindi films and dreamed of one day making them – until she became keenly aware of the wilfully ignorant patriarchy and caste prejudice that sustains them and the world they represent
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April 05, 2022

M.

When Vanya Lochan thinks back to the time she felt the flicker of first love, she is transported to her school days, specifically to her one-sided infatuation with a 15-year-old classmate she reveals only as “M”. Now 25, the writer is learning how to make space for his friendship in the present as their old dynamic lurks in her subconscious (CW: Contains instances of fatphobia and internalised fatphobia)
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Last September, the NBA (National Basketball Association) collaborated with Lakmé Fashion Week to celebrate “NBA 75”, its landmark 75th anniversary season in 2021-’22. The winning collection, by designer Ananya Modi Jain was spotlighted at the FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week
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Taking inspiration from Kalidasa’s long poem ‘Ritusamhara’, in which specific elements of nature are personified as lovers, South-Goa-based Vivekananda uses the practice of psychic automatism to draw up feelings that live in the depths of their being, translating them into colours, patterns and bodies that come together in sensorial self-portraits. These multimedia works that represent the act of creating art are accompanied by the interdisciplinary artist’s poetic musings
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