Fantastic Beasts and How To Design Them

“No matter how much it eats, the mushrooms growing on its back steal away most of the nutrients it consumes.” – Pokédex entry of Paras in Pokémon Sun

Pool

In this series, the minimalist compositions predominate, the geometric forms and the luminous colors, where the water and its movement have a special stardom.

Padmavati – Death of a Childhood

I realized that a woman can be just as much a feminine goddess in a bob cut as she was in her flourishing raven mane, her unending braid twirling with every bounce of her hips. Of course, I grew up to know that every single one of these images in my head are just constraints that social standards set women to fit into, to box into, in order to comply individuals into set identities.

POP Goes the Music!

What do Lady Gaga, The Weekend, Maroon 5, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry have in common apart from the fact they there are contemporary pop sensations?

Spies

Amherst Square was suddenly alive with the ghosts of those who would most likely be strolling the flea markets, the stairwells, the tenement halls and soup kitchens this time today, had they, like Benjamin, turned a blind eye to invisible forces.

Lust for Lana: The Femme Fatale who creates

The spellbinding magic of Lana del Rey has captured the fancy of thousands of people since her ricocheting fame post Video Games. Since then, she has come under the scrutinising, scathing radar of the industry and the world in general for being the person(s) she portrays herself to be through her music.

Editorial Issue 04: POP

Initially, as the plan was unveiled and the means secured, we were extremely excited. Post a team meeting lounging on the sofas at the back of our favourite café, we thought, it’ll be easy right? Get a location, demarcate rooms, set everything up in a free space, and voila! A house without walls is set and ready to go. Well come December we realized the extent of our delusion.

Genderqueer artletter from Berlin

His work largely focuses on queer, fringe and minority identities – celebrating individuals and questioning normative societal assumptions.

‘The Cage’- A visual art journey from Cuba

Wanda Fraga Sanchez is an emerging visual artist from Cuba whose work depicts the complexities of human behaviour. Her art, although depicts personal concerns, extends and expands even to the universe. She reaches out to a fragmented past through her work in quest for self-recognition.

In conversation with the man behind the travelling cow

Earlier this year, Kolkata-based independent artist Sujatro Ghosh started his photo series featuring women wearing cow masks. His work questions why cows have greater safety than women in India. The following is my conversation with Sujatro about this dehumanisation and more.

The Sound of Mother

Lack of conversation renders the memory of your unusually textured voice useless,

Defiant

Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, there lived a brave and handsome prince. He was the first in line to the throne. He had fought for the glory of his kingdom in many long and hard battles. He had completely wiped out the barbaric hordes that opposed him.

The Reluctant Bangali

As a child born to parents who were, and still are, serving in the armed forces, I have never lived in a single place for more than a couple of years – never studied in the same school, never had a group of friends for any more than the duration of my parents’ posting to a particular station.

Slime

He took the narrow bamboo bridge across the canal. He saw a man lying face down in the mud. Judging by his immobility one could easily tell that the man was dead. Last night the man lay there, choking in his own blood.

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