Arts Issue



  • pg. 19


    Cover Story

    Nikhil Chopra on what informs his brilliant practice.

  • pg. 24



    In conversation with the fourth curator of Kochi Biennale, Anita Dube.

  • pg. 31


    Three very important Photo Festivals deconstructed by their founders.

  • pg. 43



    Four very intriguing artists/photographers on their debut shows.

  • pg. 69


    Debut filmmaker, Tabrez Noorani throws like on global sex trafficking.

  • pg. 74


    A designer, writer, traveller, dreamer, enthusiast, Rymn Massand.

  • pg. 78


    Designers Decoded: The Ghost Collective, Somya Arif and Oshadi.

  • pg. 87


    The inimitable Nandita Das on her next big film, Manto.

  • pg. 96

    3 Minutes

    Bollywood's veteran in wit, Boman Irani.

  • pg. 100


    A dark, silent tale lensed by Soham Gupta.

  • pg. 126


    Wiz Khalifa on his musical calling and his new album.

  • pg. 141


    Best artist residencies from around the world.



    A visual artist based in Delhi, contributed an exclusive art poster in our Fashion issue.


    Prolific writer shares travel stories of how he imagines Goa.


    His visual fashion narrative capture every nuance.


    Born in Singapore, Balli shares an extract from her debut book, Erotic stories for Punjabi Widows.


    Photographer celebrates the youth with Gucci through a very edgy photoshoot.


Arts Issue 2018

And the year starts again with lots more interesting stories, impressive talent and inspiring profiles. Keeping with our momentum, we present to you a brand new Arts Special, and this time we focus on noteworthy festivals of the year. In our Cover Story, performance artist Nikhil Chopra shares how his experiences and travels inform his brilliant practice. Retrospective interacts with the fourth curator of India’s largest biennale, the Kochi Biennale. Artist, Curator, Writer, Anita Dube takes us on her journey from being an accidental artist to being the first woman curator of the biennale. She shares her vision and her curatorial process for Kochi 2018.

Listed sees three very important photo festivals—the Delhi Photo Festival, Photo Kathmandu and Chobi Mela, Dhaka. All three festivals are from different regions, presenting powerful photography from their country as well as from around the world. We also interact with the founders and curator of India’s first Sculpture Park in Jaipur. Peter Nagy, Aparajita Jain and Shreyasi Goenka share with us the inspiration behind the park and notes from their inaugural show.

Along with the established, we shine the spotlight on four very intriguing artists/photographers who are all deeply inspired by their surroundings, their being, and the region they come from. This year, each one will be exhibiting their debut shows to share their sensibility and creativity with the world.

Moving away from the Art world, we have a detailed conversation with the inimitable Nandita Das who captivates us with her next big film, Manto. The industrious, world-famous rapper Wiz Khalifa talks about his sensibility, his musical calling and his new album, Rolling Papers 2. One of the most influential women listed in Forbes, Roshni Nadar Malhotra gives us an in-depth insight into her commendable not for profit venture VidyaGyan—A school that makes your dreams a reality and helps build leaders. And lastly photographer Soham Gupta captures dark and captivating images for our fashion story. Each image, haunting as the other, shares a silent tale. On that note it’s a wrap for our Arts Special. Hope you enjoy our first issue of the year—we look foward to bringing you lots more refreshing content, intriguing visual stories and noteworthy profiles that will interest and inspire you...

Shruti Kapur Malhotra

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