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Songdew Fresh—A Platform Where Artists Can Release And Promote Their Music To 50M+ Listeners

If you are an indie outfit looking at platforms for launching your music then Songdew Fresh might help you in this regard. The initiative is under the banner of Songdew Networks and it aims to fill in this gap by redefining the way music is launched. “In the process, we have tied up with various other stakeholders (including prominent radio stations, magazines, mobile apps and more) who shall be supporting this endeavour of Songdew by promoting such releases from their platforms as well,” enthuse founder Sunil Khanna. Currently, Songdew is […]

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Life & Lines, A Photo Series By Anuja Rangnekar, Focuses On Everyday Things That We Take For Granted

At first glance, Life & Lines is just a series which involves travel and street photography, but if you look closely, it’s more than just pictures—it tells a story through people and lines—both which are an important aspect of life. “This series incorporates and displays the use of lines which is an integral part of nature, surroundings and situations,” states Mumbai-based photographer Anuja Rangnekar, who started this project in June, 2016. The on-going anthology has over 100 fine art photographs and they were shot in places like France, Germany, Italy, […]

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Pairs To Spare—A Specially Curated Beer And BBQ Paring At The Irish House Throughout This Month

Rarely do we see restaurants in the city innovating and trying something different once in a while. That way, The Irish House is different though, they have something new and exciting happening every two months or so. Take for instance their newly crafted menu rightly titled Pairs To Spare—a specially curated beer and BBQ pairing (on till the 25th of June). This menu brings together eight different types of barbeques (four vegetarian and four non-vegetarian) paired with the Bira White and Bira Blonde. Interestingly, the food is not only paired […]

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‘Woman And Nature’, By Artist Tejashree Ingawale, Tries To Find A Connect Between These Two Entities

Nature has always been the motif of artist Tejashree Ingawale’s work—it inspires her with every coming day. And this is how her 100 Days Project titled Woman and Nature took shape. This project is her journey as an artist; a form of her innermost expression. With nature, she feels free from the dogmas set on her. She has realised, that she feel more beautiful when she is in contact with it. “When I am alone with nature, we exchange our fragrances and become one. I feel every woman feels that […]

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Illustrator Barkha Lohia Tells Us About Her Delhi Tree Series, And Stumbling Into The World Of Tattoo Art

If you follow guitar instrumentalist Warren Mendonsa, you would know that ‘The Universe Has a Strange Sense of Humour.’ New Delhi-based artist, illustrator and (now) tattoo artist Barkha Lohia also has a similar story, but, instead of humour, there is grit! It’s interesting to see how a twenty-five-year-old illustrator started tattooing as a hobby and now is a full-time ‘inker’ at the Godna Gram-The Tattoo Village—a reputed tattoo studio in New Delhi. And the interesting thing is that she started inking people (professional) just last year! And how can we […]

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Singer-songwriter Bipul Chettri, Tells Us About His Upcoming Show At The SSE Arena, Wembley This June, And More

The year was 2013 and a song was being passed around via SoundCloud. Wildfire (Dadhelo) was the title, and it had a voice of a stranger—Bipul Chettri. But once the number was streamed (and it caught on like ‘Wildfire’), he was no longer unfamiliar! The tune brought back memories of home—it was also a heartfelt body of work from a struggling musician trying to make it in the indie music space. And guess what? Listeners connected with what he had to say. One song quickly became two (Asaar), and laid the […]

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10 Questions With Photographer Lucky Malhotra

Photography is Lucky Malhotra’s first love, and he is the happiest when the word ‘fashion’ is attached before the term photography. It’s been a long, hard, but worthwhile journey for this lifestyle photographer—right from growing up in Hyderabad, stealing (he still thinks he borrowed it) his father’s camera when he was away, having his friends as test subjects, to finally making it in the lifestyle photography circuit. From the day he knew that photography (fashion in particular) was his new-found passion, he surrounded himself with high fashion magazines like Vogue, […]

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Writer Varun Grover Tells Us About His Collaborative Project, Gaana Banana with Varun Grover, And More

  In an industry which places its bets on blockbuster heroes, big budget location, and things that are frivolous, it’s really difficult to listen to your heart and do things your way. But, even in the glitz and glamour of the Bollywood industry lyricist, comedian, screenwriter Varun Grover treads differently. His body of work has grit—be it etching the character of Devi Pathak (portrayed by Richa Chadda) in Masaan, or conveying a message of love through the song Moh Moh Ke Dhaage…his creations speak to you, they connect. Looking at […]

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Meet Sai Prathima And Vikas Badiger, The Duo Behind Faces Of Bengaluru

Everybody loves a good story, don’t they? And in this superficial world where connections on social media are far more important than real connection, good stories are crucial for keeping us grounded. Faces of Bengaluru (FoB), is a photo blog that focuses on that aspect. “There are a number of things people see and appreciate each day. But the hard workers behind the scene get lost and forgotten. We (through this platform) are trying to show those faces and narrate their stories because we believe that every person has their […]

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12 Food Spaces In Bangalore Whose Scrumptious New Menus Are Totally Worth Your Time

New is good, especially when it comes to food, helps settle the monotony, you know? And since it’s summer and the vibes are good, we thought, why not give you something that welcomes the new, in a grand way. In this article, we look at twelve restaurants and pubs that have revamped their menus and made it even better than before. Monkey Bar Monkey Bar’s new menu keeps it fun and flamboyant—they have something for everyone. Their small plates menu has items like the Mac & Cheese Croquettes—broccoli and peas, […]

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Men’s Fashion Trends For 2017

Looking back at men’s fashion trends of 2016, it was impressive, to say the least. There was a lot of layering involved, the rise of slim trousers, and then there was the pyjama suit. We guess we saw actor Ranveer Singh in them, didn’t we? Personally, we like fashion that is simple and little on the aesthetic side, but whatever! 2017 brings us good news though – it has simple and eye-catching fashion staples that we love (and you will too). Among others, seventies fashion is back and so are […]

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The 36 Days Of Type, By Artists From India, Is Something You Need To See Right Now

The 36 Days of Type, challenges creativity and is a platform to push that to its full potential. The project started when Nina Sans and Rafa Goicoechea, graphic designers based in Barcelona, decided to challenge themselves to design something new every day. This was their way to experiment with new things while facing their routines by setting personal daily design challenges. The contest soon became a worldwide phenomenon. So, how can this not affect India? Many artists for India participated in the project this year, and the result is fabulous. A: […]

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