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    Finding Oneself Through Heritage: Soyeohang Rai Depicts Nepali Culture In 'Makhmali-SayaPatri'

    The way we are introduced to our cultural, and how we choose to remain connected to it are unique processes for each individual. Be it in the form of language, traditions, arts, garments or more, we imbibe them into our lives in different capacities. Some of us may be surrounded by these aspects of it for as long as we can remember, while some truly...

    • 14 hrs ago
  • Culture

    Telling Our Own Stories: Kashmir Walla Gives A Glimpse Into Life In The Valley

    Fahad Shah, the editor of the independent Indian magazine, The Kashmir Walla, hadfirst started the initiative as a personal blog in 2011. As a striving journalist looking for work in Delhi, Fahad got the idea for it from Mayank Austen Soofi, a journalist writing a blog called The Delhi Walla, by whom he was interviewed about being a young Kashmiri journalist in Delhi.

    • 4 days ago
  • Culture

    Raphael Samuel: Why Did This Gentleman Sue His Parents For Giving Him Birth?

    Long before a certain gentleman from Mumbai became a sensation through his controversial remarks on 'antinatalism', the Buddha had already said that birth is the source of all suffering. But, so what? What do we do? Mr Samuel from Mumbai understands that our consent can't be sought before we are born, but insists that 'it was not our decision to be born'. In fact, he...

    • 4 days ago
  • Culture

    India Only G20 Nation On Track To Meet Paris Climate Agreement Standards

    While the West may stand divided on the urgency, impact, and credibility behind climate change (going as far as pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement), climate change is real and its global impacts are more visible than ever. India stands among the most vulnerable countries to be impacted by the repercussions of climate change. About 71% of Indians believe that humans...

    • 4 days ago
  • Social Interest

    10 Creators Who Go Beyond Using Make-Up To Cover Up

    Recently, if you were able to spend some time on TikTok (for as long as it lasted) or have had a look through Reels, surely, you must have seen some supremely talented people transforming their faces with makeup or face art. The outcomes of these unfathomable looks range from subtle, everyday makeup looks to wild, rule-breaking looks. While face art is ever-so-popular now, its history lies in...

    • 4 days ago
  • Culture

    Artwork 'How To Poop Right' Flushes Down Misconceptions About The Indian Toilet

    South Asians and Indians, specifically, have always been all about good health. A hearty Indian meal contains all the nutrients one needs and must consume — a fact applauded by the West. For the purpose of proper excretion, too, Indians built a toilet in a way that causes no restrictions, leading to a healthy bowel movement — an invention looked down...

    • 4 days ago
  • Culture

    Local Labs's Indian Graphic Design Story Throws Light On The Rich History Of Design In India

    After working in the industry for 12 years both in India and abroad, Roshnee Desai, founder of Local Labs, wanted to come back to her roots and create something that would bridge the gap between international design standards and the indigenous design crafts of India. 'When I was working, I felt that we were only looking at Pinterest and what was...

    • 5 days ago
  • Lifestyle

    Making Thrift Available To All: 8 Instagram Thrift Stores For A Size-Inclusive Haul

    For a minute, let's imagine a time and space where every garment you ever loved and had the utmost will to buy was unavailable, solely because it didn't exist in your size, and your size only. Some of us may have trouble imagining so because it seems like a far reach to not have Small and Medium sizes available. However, many face this problem regularly. The...

    • 5 days ago
  • Culture

    Art & Culture: Why Goa Is India's Next Creative Hotspot

    In 2018, Memesys Culture Lab, which has been the driving force behind films like Ship of Theseus (2012), Tumbbad (2018), An Insignificant Man (2016) and others, besides having been dedicated to crafting experientially rich projects at the intersection of science, technology and culture, left the bustling metropolis of Mumbai to settle in Goa's calmer shores. An erstwhile Portuguese colony,...

    • 6 days ago
  • Culture

    Tradition, Meet Pop Culture: 'The Saree Sneakers' Makes Comfortable Footwear To Go With Ethnicwear

    If you have ever attended a big fat Indian wedding dressed in the customary lehenga or saree, accompanied by the obvious choice of high heels, you understand the kind of pinching, intense and constant pain that comes with it. Solving this problem without putting your entire outfit and look in jeopardy is Shrutee Gupta's 'The Saree Sneakers'. As the...

    • 7 days ago

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