Zia aswekeepsearching

The Ahemdabad based band fuses post-rock with Hindi vocals and create a sound unlike anything India has heard before. They talk about their second album, Zia.

Delzad Hiwale

All of 22, Delzad already has four feature films and a handful of short films under his belt.

Agnese Taurina

Her interest in Indian philosophy subtly percolates into her art, adding a sharp edge to an already well-defined aesthetic.


Profile of the Week

Eleanor Macnair

Diving into the world of compelling photographs re-imagined in Play-Doh by artist Eleanor Macnair.


Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh: Tricia and Curtis, Canada 2005 from ‘Niagara’ by Alec Soth | Magnum Pictures
Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh: Subway, NYC 1980 by Bruce Davidson | Magnum Pictures
Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh: Southend, England 1977. From ‘The Teds’ by Chris Steele-Perkins | Magnum Pictures
Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh: New Brighton. From 'The Last Resort', 1983-85 by Martin Parr | Magnum Pictures
Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh: Imaginary CD cover for Sahar. Caspian Sea, Mahmoudabad, Iran, 2011 by Newsha Tavakolian | Magnum Pictures
Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh: RFK Funeral train, 1968 by Paul Fusco | Magnum Pictures
Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh: Girl with balloons, Grozny, Chechnya, Russia, March 2002 by Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Pictures
L to R: Original photograph: Adelaide Passingham, Original photograph: Elizabeth Roper-Curzon | Magnum Pictures
L to R: Original photograph: Oscar Wilde, 1882 by Napoleon Sarony rendered in Play-doh © Eleanor Macnair, Original photograph: Self-portrait by Cecil Beaton, early 1920s rendered in Play-doh © E
L to R: Original photograph: Lydia Lopokova in ‘Petrouchka’, 1919 by Emil Otto ('E.O.’) Hoppé rendered in Play-doh © Eleanor Macnair, Original photograph: David Hockney, 1974 by Dmitri Kast
L to R: Original photograph: Victor Musgrave and Ida Kar, 1944 by Ida Kar rendered in Play-doh © Eleanor Macnair, Original photograph: Lily Cole, 2005 by Miles Aldridge rendered in Play-doh © Ele
L to R: Original photograph: Sarah Forbes Bonetta, 1862 by Camille Silvy rendered in Play-doh © Eleanor Macnair, Original photograph: Tinie Tempah (Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu) by Nadav Kander ren

Interview of the Week

Sachin: A Billion Dreams

James Erskine

Director James Erskine unfolds his relationship with filmmaking, what he found when he dug deeper into Sachin’s life, and why he just had to make this film.


"Sometimes songs take a whole new meaning, even if you're the one who wrote them."

Norah Jones

Take 5

Take 5

Amish Tripathi, Author

Contextualize yourself in one line? 
I am a Shiva worshipper and a family man. 

First memory of writing and what was it on? 
The first piece of fiction I wrote was The Immortals of Meluha. I’d written nothing before that.

Three things that influence your work? 
Reading, my family and philosophy.

First book that left an indelible impression on you? 
Atlas Shrugged. 

The one cure you stand by to overcome a writer’s block?
I fortunately have never suffered from a writer’s block.



Platform Presents | Chapter 1 | What's Your Story?

Shubhashish Bhutiani | Director, Mukti Bhawan


Literature Issue 2017

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    Literature

    Cover Story

    Paul Beatty talks about his childhood to winning The Man Booker Prize.

  • pg. 68

    Design

    The 23 year old, Manjit Thapp, is already an online sensation and how.

  • pg. 44

    Literature

    Special

    Lang Leav opens up about her inspiration for Sad Girls

  • pg. 132

    Interview

    Larry Fink clicks the unguarded moments and brings it to the world

  • pg. 25

    Literature

    Listed - Where Do You Belong?

    Four individuals write four different books linked to the past

  • pg. 35

    Forecast - The New Word Order

    The young generation debut some of the best literature of 2017

  • pg. 74

    Film

    Raabta

    The 35 year old speaks of his journey in the film industry

  • pg. 84

    Photography

    Taha Ahmed captured the roots of Lucknow in pictures and in himself.

  • pg. 95

    Life's Realities

    Rahul Jain encapsulates Life's realities in his film, Machines

  • pg. 49

    Rohit Chawla - Eyes Wide Shut

    See what your eyes can't. Feel what you can't.

  • pg. 76

    Music

    Amartya Ghosh's new album is all about love, identity and contentment.

  • pg. 98

    Fashion

    Sushant Kadam

    Crop Circle - Fashion Editorial