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Priyanka Shah, Graphic Designer and Stylist
September 10, 2019

A graphic designer and stylist, Priyanka Shah uses elements from the natural world to construct sculptures of fantasy. With this exclusive series of weirdly wonderful installations, she looks towards major architectural movements, exploring the idea of what would happen if design inspired nature...
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Sneha Krishnan, Textile Designer
September 09, 2019

Textile designer Sneha Krishnan and photographer Bjorn Wallander use their camera lenses as portals to those moments that transcend place and time. Walking alone through New York and Mumbai respectively, they frame spontaneous vignettes of the two cities which visually evoke each other’s auras. The images convey both their sense of piercing loneliness and nostalgia and their reality that life, no matter what, will go on…
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August 30, 2019

The third edition of Kitab - a photobook festival showcases photobooks from 27 countries. Shahrzad Darafsheh reveals what was going on in her mind while capturing her journey in the book Half-Light.
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Pavithra Dikshit

Paper Trails

Photographs by Joshua Navalkar. Product Styling by Swati Sinha

Take a fresh look at everyday objects – a collection of gathered invoices and documents from an afternoon spent checking off items on a to-do list
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Architecture, Featured, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Kaiwan Mehta, Online Exclusive, Pallon Daruwala, Peter Bialobreszki, Rachel Lopez, Ritesh Uttamchandani, Sameer Kulavoor, Shifting City, Sudhir Patwardhan

Kaiwan Mehta, Rachel Lopez, Sameer Kulavoor and Ritesh Uttamchandani talk about their connection and engagement with the financial capital
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Balbinder Kumar Kangri, Barahmasa

Examining Barahmasa Miniatures That Capture The Romance Of Changing Seasons

Text by Meghaa Aggarwal. All Images by Balbinder Kumar Kangri

Balbinder Kumar Kangri's delicately rendered paintings capture the glory of changing seasons over 12 months. They narrate mythic Indian romances, with the lovers’ undulating emotions taking on a tangible dimension through the eloquent imagery of flowers in bloom or ominous rain clouds.
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Artist, colour palette, Featured, Fort Kochin series, Namrata Kumar, Online Exclusive, Rani series, Seascapes of Kutch, Women of Ceylon series

The artist's series-based illustrations pay homage to the fierceness and authenticity of different women
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Arati Kumar-Rao, Environmental writer and Photographer

Her portraits, while beautifully cinematic in quality, document the degradation and exploitation of the land around us. Environmental writer and photographer Arati Kumar-Rao lays bare the ‘slow violence’ being inflicted on the South Asian biosphere, as she takes Verve on an a journey through her immersive travels...
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Bapi Das, Missing Route 3
May 10, 2019

Artist And The Environment: Bapi Das

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena

An ex-autorickshaw driver, Das painstakingly embroiders subtle details of the world that he observed through the side view mirror
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Arunkumar H. G., Droppings and the Dam (Damn)

Artist And The Environment: Arunkumar H. G.

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena

The artist’s carefully considered use of material — which includes industrial waste — provides a relevant comment on current environmental concerns
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Santha K.V., Tree of life
May 08, 2019

Artist And The Environment: Santha K.V.

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena

The self-taught textile artist and educator's intricately woven tapestries are a reflection of her connection to the environment and its temperamental nature
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Artist, Featured, illustrations, Online Exclusive, Paper Samosa, pun, Simmi Patel
April 30, 2019

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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