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Closets of New Delhi: A real life playground, Kriti Tula’s doodled cupboard

Kriti Tula started her design firm Doodlage in 2012. Her brand’s aesthetic is childlike and ethical at the same time. The Doodlage team are India’s first designer dumpster divers. They collect katrans of beautiful cloth from other houses who would have otherwise thrown them away. Kriti takes what was fashion waste and makes it something fun.     Every piece is slightly different, because, well, it’s hard to find identical …

Meet Babbu The Painter: Mindy Kaling’s new favourite artist

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The first thing you gotta know about Babneet Lakhesar aka Babbu the Painter is that she’s a self-confessed shithead and Bollywood junkie. A child of a Rajasthani father and Punjabi mother, the 22-year-old artist was born in Bhatinda. Though, she moved to Canada when she was seven, her mixed Indian heritage is definitely a massive influence on her art. ON BEING FEATURED ON THE MINDY KALING PROJECT …

As nations speak of wars, a small group of creatives focus on Indo-Pak’s common narratives through the eyes of young artists

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The Pind Collective was co-founded by Avani and Ansh. It’s an online platform on which young aritsts from India and Pakistan to collaborate and create works based on their intrepretation of common themes. The Collective’s first virtual exhibition took place in August this year, and the next one launches early 2017. The founders were kind enough to talk to me about their project and the …

These fun paintings of women giving zero f*cks are gorgeous!

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Based in Atlanta and hailing from New Mexico, 28-year-old artist Monika Kim Garza’s work caught our eye on Instagram. The art is gorgeous, her technique is both reminiscent of classical masters, and distinctive for the way she chooses to portray women. The unapologetic attitude that her subjects exude and the fun colour palette she uses are utterly empowering and beautiful to gaze at. I spoke to Monika about her work in a …

How to dress an Angry Indian Goddess: an interview with AIG stylist Manisha Garg

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After watching Angry Indian Goddesses and falling head over heels for each character’s individual style, we caught up with Manisha Garg, who boasts the unique title of Stylist to Goddesses. Tell us a little bit about yourself? I’ve been working as a fashion consultant and stylist in Bollywood for four years. Before AIG, I had styled for the films Hate Story 2 and Creature. How …