An interview with Jodhpur-based activist, Dr. Kriti Bharti, who is dedicated to saving girls from child marriage in Rajasthan.
A first person account of pondering about the implications of changing my last name after marriage.
Built in 1850, spread over 16 acres and surrounded by 150 varieties of centuries-old trees, Balabrooie is a quiet, green island of history in Bangalore's rapidly urbanising chaos. Lying in a corner of town, across the city’s historic Golf Club, the colonial mansion has been a witness to the city's glorious history and home to many of the men who shaped Bangalore.
Yet, its elegant, serene appearance and notable history belies its reputation as being a jinxed building!
A physicist unlocking the mysteries of cell structures shares her findings and her scientific journey
Speaking to the owner of the world's oldest doll hospital in Lisbon, Portugal and uncovering the stories behind this fantastical and surreal space
An interview with Canadian-Indian illustrator and artist about how she marries activism and aesthetics in her art.
We are dedicating two weeks to storytelling in the United Arab Emirates, with featured interviews with writers and storytellers/sharers and an overview of interesting events and people telling stories about Dubai, Abu Dhabi, the region and the world. The second part of our series is a conversation with Sara bin Safwan, founder and curator of Banat Collective, a space encouraging conversation and collaboration between women artists in the region.
An independent platform for showcasing and disc...
Hassan Hajjaj and 81 Designs collaborated for a unique project. His works were recreated by Palestinian women refugees in traditional tatreez embroidery
Historically speaking, embroidery has always been perceived to belong to the domain of women and femininity along with darning and sewing which is considered to be synonymous with domesticity. A time-consuming, meticulous art producing intricate renditions, contemporary women artists such as Tracy Emin, Ana Tereza Barboza and Kirstie MacLeod ...
When the organisation for promoting peace and gender equity, Prajyna called for poems on peace on occasion of World Poetry Day, which falls today, I thought of an image I had recently taken and writing in response to it. The poem is featured on the blog today along with other poems responding to the theme.
I spoke to installation artist, Sophie-Therese Trenka-Dalton for JDEED Magazine about how her exploration of the abandoned urban ruins in Dubai in 2008 culminated into her project, Dubayyland along with its subsequent evolution into Gulfi, where she was recently on a residency in Kerala to understand who have made Dubai their temporary, almost-home, bringing it back to their homeland in various forms.
Gender-ventions, a series of public performances revolving around the notions of gender, identity and space, was born in 2014 out of its creator and co-director, Niranjani Iyer’s desire to engage with the public areas in Delhi. At the time, Goethe Institut supported the project.
Since its first performance was in Rohini East metro station, Gender-ventions has performed all over Delhi.
Being backed by the Goethe Institut helped fund many of these shows, even though the costs were relatively lo...