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'19 Issue 02

California

California Drivin’

Text by Ashwin Rajagopalan

Highway 1 entices Ashwin Rajagopalan with its astounding scenery, cultural pit stops and yes, its very own castle…
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Shillong

The hill town in North-East India has famously been declared the domain of innocuously rebellious rock music. But Shillong's contradictions are better represented through the cultural strains of metal, finds Silvester Phanbuh. He links up with Nangsan Lyngwa and Dolreich Bianglang Kharmawphlang (Malice), two members of local death metal band Plague Throat, to talk guitars, gigs and social issues....
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The entrance to the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, also called the Baby Taj, Agra

Just Passing Through Agra

Photographs by Eeshaan Kashyap

A two-day trip to the erstwhile Mughal capital captivates Chef Eeshaan Kashyap, who visits a host of historical monuments with the occasional pit-stop for local delicacies
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Urshita Saini, India’s first birth photographer

Urshita Saini – India’s First Birth Photographer

Text by Sharanya Deepak. Photographs by Uma Damle

She is India’s first birth photographer, and spends most of her time in the maternity wards and corridors of hospitals to do what she defines as “capturing the most crucial moment of someone’s life”.
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Fouzia Dastango, Dastangoi Artiste

Fouzia Dastango – India’s Foremost Female Dastangoi Artiste

Text by Sharanya Deepak. Photographs by Uma Damle

As her name suggests, she is a dastango: an artiste who is associated with the ancient Urdu form of storytelling that first emerged in the 16th century.
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Artist, Featured, illustrations, Online Exclusive, Paper Samosa, pun, Simmi Patel

Creating artworks heavy with word-play, this San Francisco artist with an Indian upbringing is tapping into a humour that appeals to the 'Indo-Western-influenced Shahrukh-Kanye soul'
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