#198 Before you Naatu Naatu

The 95th Academy Awards proved to be a historic event for Asian representation in the film industry. One standout moment was the recognition of RRR, a movie that has now been catapulted onto the global stage.

As buzz around the film intensified, an article written by Akash Poyam for The Caravan Magazine at the time of the movie’s release resurfaced on social media. The magazine decided to reshare the article on their Instagram feed, drawing attention to the significance of RRR’s success.

#197 Making song discovery a breeze

Have you ever felt like sharing a song link with someone but felt hampered because you don’t know their music platform of choice? Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music, and even YouTube Music… there are so many platforms that it’s virtually impossible to share a link without disappointing someone. Except… is it really?

#196 Some kind of serendipity

Do you ever find yourself talking to someone who’s no longer part of your life? Not about all the dramatic stuff that made you part ways. Just mundane, everyday things you used to share with them when you were close.

“You would have liked this film about textiles from South India.”

“We could have made this lamb burger together – the recipe looks deceptively simple.”

#194 Why do we choose whom we choose?

Whenever I hang out with a group of women, the topic of creepy men invariably comes up. There’s always a new incident to share about the strange old man who tried to initiate a conversation with you on the beach or the weirdo who made an unnecessary comment on that flight. These incidents are unwelcome and uncomfortable. Sometimes just mildly awkward, but often just downright inappropriate.

#192 T̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶ To say, what to say, how to say

As an introvert, I’m often told “communicate better”. Such brilliant advice telling introverts to “communicate better”. It’s not like we introverts have our own unique communication preferences and needs or anything. No, we need to magically transform into extroverts and start dominating every social situation with our sparkling personalities and witty banter. 

#189 Parfum Sassoon

Art possibly was the last thing on Albert Abdullah David Sassoon’s mind when he built India’s first commercial wet dock in Mumbai in 1875 to peddle his opium and cotton to the world. Yet, here we are, over a century later, his nefarious creation metamorphosed into a vibrant, imaginative space for street art.

5 years ago, St+Art India breathed new life into this woefully neglected corner of Mumbai with the Sassoon Dock Art Project. They brought together a diverse group of over 30 artists from around the world to create a singularly stunning display of street art.