Zia aswekeepsearching

The Ahmedabad 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.

Inside Our Design Issue 2017

V. Sunil. Sumant Jayakrishnan. Rukminee Guha Thakurta. Mohit Jayal. Dhara Jain. Raul Rai & Simran Lal. Meet the makers. The believers.

#ThrowbackThursday: Armin van Buuren

Throwback to an exclusive interview with the world's number one DJ - Armin van Buuren. We explore the extraordinary intellect of the virtuoso.


The Black Cat

Bhargav Saikia The Black Cat, Director

The film-maker discusses adapting his childhood hero, Ruskin Bond's, The Black Cat that has all the elements of genre cinema and literature that he grew up loving.


Apurva Asrani Simran, Screenwriter

With two full-length feature films to his name, previously Aligarh and now Simran, Asrani is a proven master of words. He talks to us about his latest.

Music is all about rediscovering myself, pushing my boundaries and digging up emotions that I didn’t even know existed somewhere deep within me.

Lucy Rose, Singer-Songwriter

Short Take

Short Take

Aatish Taseer, Writer

Contextualize yourself in one line?
A writer trying to make a whole of his past, and the past of his place.

What would the title of your biography be?
Man of Hidden Shallows.

An event form the past that has most influenced you?
The 1947 partition of India.

Three things people will be surprised to know about Aatish Taseer?
I'm a nervous traveller. I used to be - for my love of dharmic films- known as the 'bhakt' in green Park Market [New Delhi]. I once went skinny dipping in a pool in Buckingham Palace. 

The Black Cat

Bhargav Saikia, Director

Design Issue [2017]

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    Rukminee Guha Thakurta. Dhara Jain. Sumant Jayakrishnan.

  • pg. 19

    Cover Story

    V. Sunil and Mohit Jayal unfurl their design sensibilities.

  • pg. 33

    Forecast - New Boys On The Block

    Pratik Ghosh. Sajid Wajid Shaikh. Ramakrishna Saiteja. Young turks.

  • pg. 41

    Photo Essay

    Photographer Randhir Singh shifts his lens to Ahmedabad.

  • pg. 61


    Poet Rupi Kaur on her second book, the sun and her flowers.

  • pg. 64


    Jim Sarbh. The Madhatter. We get to know the man.

  • pg. 68


    Rinzin Lama and Shenali Sema tell us about their label, Untitled Co.

  • pg. 70


    Mostofa Sarwar Farooki on his debut film, No Bed of Roses.

  • pg. 80


    Sweet Life by Sohrab Hura is haunting and beautiful. We take a look.

  • pg. 94

    Life is Gucci

    Bharat Sikka captures Gucci and its creative language.

  • pg. 140


    Ali Fazal on his debut Hollywood venture, Victoria & Abdul.

  • pg. 146

    3 Minutes

    We dig into the lesser known side of designer Masaba Gupta.