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Archives: '20 Issue 03


For the Record

Text by Reem Khokhar. Images courtesy: Family Fables Co.

Samrata Salwan of Family Fables Co., a publisher of personal histories, is turning memories into memoirs to chronicle the unique legacy of individual families and connect several generations over their shared heritage


Ayurvedic beauty, clean beauty brands, conscious beauty brands, Daughter Earth, Featured, home-grown beauty brands, Online Exclusive, packaging beauty products, Prasanthy Gurugubelli, R & D of beauty products, sustainable beauty brands

How does a conscious beauty brand carve a niche for itself in the current landscape, when the industry is inundated with new sustainable offerings on a daily basis? Prasanthy Gurugubelli, founder of Daughter Earth, talks to us about garnering a cult following on the back of robust R&D and stringent sourcing processes


bibis, cookbook, Featured, female photographers, In Bibi’s Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean, Julia Turshen, Khadija M Farah, Online Exclusive, women cooking, women in the kitchen, women photographing women
December 15, 2020

A Feast For The Eyes

Text by Jehan Nizar

A cookbook brings together grandmothers from eight East African countries and puts their recipes front and centre in the landscape of American food media. Photographer Khadija M Farah’s powerful portraits pay visual homage to the women’s rich cross-cultural traditions and food heritage, and she talks to us about her experience of working on ‘In Bibi’s Kitchen’


Agricultural Market Reforms, Agricultural Produce Market Committee, clean eating, Conscious Food, Deeptak Koley, fair-trade prices, farm to table, farmers' protest, Featured, Online Exclusive, OOO Farms, organic farms, Phalada Pure & Sure, seed-based farming, Shailesh Awate, Shivranjani Gupta, Shruti Shenoy, sustainable eating

Laws of the Land

Text by Arunima Joshua

Urban citizens and proponents of the organic food movement are largely unaware of their proximity to legislation that threatens to leave the farmers who keep their plates filled without livelihoods. While shifting closer to the source is desirable in theory, customers of sustainable endeavours first need to fully understand the consequences of their choices and demands


art goes digital, creative centre, Featured, new digital frontier, Online Exclusive, Roshan Talera, TIFA Working Studios, Trishla Talera
December 10, 2020

Trishla Talera, co-founder of the Pune-based creative centre, is focused on its young audience and the new digital frontier


Featured, It’s All in Your Head, M, Manjiri Indurkar, memoir, Mental Health, navigating trauma, Online Exclusive

Widely published poet and essayist Manjiri Indurkar speaks with insightful honesty about her craft, form, writing about the “personal” and what community can mean for a young writer


Eperon d’or scarf, Exclusive, Featured, Handbags, Henri d´Origny, Hermes, Online Exclusive, Purses, Roulis Eperon d’or
December 06, 2020

The purveyor of luxury delves into cutting-edge technology to begin screen-printing on its famed leather handbags


A Suitable Boy, A Suitable Boy costume design, Amit Chatterji, Arjun Bhasin, Costume Design, costume design in movies, Featured, Haresh Khanna, Kabir Durrani, Lata Mehra, Maan Kapoor, Meenakshi Mehra, Mira Nair, Online Exclusive, Saeeda Bai, Savita Kapoor, Vikram Seth

They’ve Got The Look

Text by Nandini Khetan. Illustration by Aishwaryshree

A stylist finds lasting inspiration in the sophisticated costume design that gave life to the characters in the TV adaptation of ‘A Suitable Boy’, Vikram Seth’s sweeping novel set in post-Partition India


Tre Ess, along with The Mellow Turtle, is working towards building an independent and socially conscious music scene in Jharkhand
December 03, 2020

Bridging Troubled Waters

Text by Uday Kapur

One of India’s most forward-thinking new musicians, Jharkhandi producer and MC Sumit Singh Solanki aka Tre Ess, is bringing attention to the affairs of his state through his music while showcasing its local young talent on a national stage


art goes digital, Cymmon’s Auctioneers LLP, Featured, Krishna Moolagundam, Moolagundam Art Gallery, online auction bidding, online auction platforms, Online Exclusive, Promotion, user-friendly auction platform

The Hyderabad-based Cymmon’s Auctioneers LLP will be putting artworks and jewellery under the virtual hammer