Recent Articles

Person of Interest: Maxima Basu, Costume Designer
June 14, 2016
In a world rife with manufactured opinions and confirmation bias, I’ve always admired Maxima's ability to keep an open mind, embrace the unfamiliar and reach out to people. Perhaps that's what makes her work complex and layered.
Person of Interest: Manasa Prithvi, Interior Product Designer
May 01, 2016
Manasa started Ira studio in 2012 when she sensed that the Indian crafts industry was stagnating with cheap imitations and archaic mediocrity. Her work meticulously adapts and develops old traditions and combines them with contemporary minimalist sensibilities.
Curiosity: Chettinad's connection with The Straits
April 13, 2016
Does Chettinad architecture as exemplified by the grand mansions of Karaikudi take cues from the Straits Eclectic style shop houses of Malaysia and Singapore?
Person of Interest: Nitya Rao, Visual Ethnographer
April 01, 2016
Nitya is a Boston/Bangalore based multimedia journalist, specialising in documentary and wedding photojournalism. She's also my college friend and a fellow Bangalorean. I love that she brings contrasting worlds and disciplines together in her work in meaningful ways.