26 days on an oil tanker, and other experiments in Art

Rohini Devasher has had an intriguing journey into art. Ten years ago, the painter and printmaker collaborated on a project with amateur astronomers in Delhi. What began as joint investigations, stories and conversations culminated into a chronicle of this almost obsessive group of people whose lives have been transformed by the night sky. A matter…

I was not afraid to stand out, says Vogue featured artist Olga Kamenetskaya

When she said ‘Yes’ for an interview, it was nothing short of a splendid opportunity for me to dwell into the world of this Kiev-based artist, Olga Kamenetskaya, who gets unapologetically real and exceptionally intricate in every piece of art she creates. Her collection of one-of-a-kind (OOAK) dolls redefines beauty and represents a rare combination…

Stargaze ft. Artist Elisa Sheehan

In the quest of searching for my life’s purpose, I met Artist Elisa Sheehan. Walking down the alley, we talked about ‘purpose’, ‘nature’s influence’, ‘balancing life’ and ‘IKIGAI’. She re-affirmed my faith in how we never meet anyone without a reason.   Manvi. Manvi: ‘Some impulses cannot be denied’ why do you feel so? Tell us…

​​Sawubona

I wake up early, check my phone, then sleep again! So, I am NOT really an early riser but a hopelessly late starter. In fact, according to my research, it looks like I am evolving, but slowly! As a practice, before I leave for the office, I try to finish my morning rituals and ensure…

I was afraid imagining what would people think if they knew I had a bipolar disorder – Diana Chao

Meet Diana Chao, Unilever’s 2018 Young Entrepreneurs Awards Winner, TEDx Speaker, conceptual photographer, award-winning artist and founder of Letters to Strangers (L2S) – an organization working to de-stigmatize mental illness through letter writing, peer education and policy-based advocacy. For Girls to Watch Spotlight, I caught up with Diana to experience her journey, to understand her…

Because, you matter to me – Editor’s Diary

Dear Reader, The closure to an epic year is just around the corner and I want to say something to you. You are extremely valuable to me, because you give me that sense of responsibility as a writer. If not for you, I wouldn’t have gathered the strength to share my deepest and most realistic…

I founded Eshkol as a response to food insecurity, discrimination and poverty – Bhagya Wijayawardane

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), organic farming is a system which avoids or largely excludes the use of synthetic inputs (such as fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, feed, etc.) and to the maximum extent feasible relies upon crop rotations, crop residues, animal manures, off-farm organic waste, mineral grade rock additives and biological system of nutrient…