New Wave Asia: Essential Playlist

What to expect at the traveling music festival Known for its impressive line-up that always has Asia’s freshest talent, New Wave Asia has been the darling of the indie music festival scene. Organised by Mumbai... Read More...

Painting Portraits of Pain in Kashmir

Majid Maqbool spoke to Hina Aarif, a young artist from the valley who paints pictures of people caught in the violence of the Kashmir conflict Since her childhood, 24-year-old Hina Aarif, a resident of Buchpor... Read More...

The Mud Men Of Mumbai

Omkar Pathak explores the potter community nestled in the heart of Mumbai Nestled in the heart of Mumbai is Dharavi, the third largest slum in the world. With a staggering population of around a million people... Read More...

How Rupi Kaur Conquered Instagram

Anamika Chatterjee attempts to dissect the reasons behind the poet's phenomenal success Overthinking, typically, can lead to angst. Rupi Kaur, however, turned it into an art. "As a child, I was an overthinker.... Read More...

The sbcltr Mixtape

This month, the sbcltr list of essential music is a playlist from a pakistani feminist collective Anybody who documents the work of South Asian women artists deserves a shout out. For this reason alone, we're ... Read More...

Jhandewalan: The Flag Makers

Srishti Bhardwaj captures the flag makers and the spirit of commerce in this season of patriotism As India celebrates its 70th year of independence, the markets are filled with the national flag for sale. This... Read More...

What makes a selfie “good”?

Lessons from Japanese artist Izumi Miyazaki No camera angle magic, no flawless porcelain-like skin, and not even a hint of a smile – the selfies that Izumi Miyazaki takes often shows her looking unflatteringly... Read More...