Avinash Kumar: Basic Love of Things
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Avinash Kumar: Basic Love of Things

Avinash Kumar treats the name B.L.O.T as part instruction manual, part personal philosophy. An acronym for Basic Love of Things, B.L.O.T is a two man audio-visual collective. Avinash’s friend and collaborator Gaurav Malaker is in charge of the music, while Avinash is the resident VJ. Having performed in Colombo before, Avinash was back to lead his … Continue reading

Kaveri Lalchand: ‘actor-dancer-cook-designer-publisher-entrepreneur’
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Kaveri Lalchand: ‘actor-dancer-cook-designer-publisher-entrepreneur’

Kaveri Lalchand’s official bio notes that she is an ‘actor-dancer-cook’ but a more comprehensive description might read ‘actor-dancer-cook-designer-publisher-entrepreneur’ and if you were looking for more nouns to describe her they wouldn’t be hard to find. Traveller is one – she was in Mumbai when she did this email interview with the Sunday Times but is … Continue reading

Jenny Welwert: Fishy Fashion
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Jenny Welwert: Fishy Fashion

Incongruously, Jenny Welwert Gil likes her tuna leather smelling ever so subtly of coconut. She massages coconut butter into it to turn it a darker hue and make it fragrant. She then uses the leather to create wallets and bags, jackets and shoes for her label ‘Khogy’. Her material challenges your expectations: “Tuna leather is … Continue reading

Rah Akaishi and Simon Blackfoot: The Moral in the Mural
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Rah Akaishi and Simon Blackfoot: The Moral in the Mural

On Layn Baan St in Galle Fort, two exquisitely melancholy sea monsters are separated by a rusty gate. Stricken by grief, one wears a tower for a hat, the other towers above the lighthouse, rising above the fort with a ship bleeding oil cradled in its thin, long arms. The black ooze around their waists … Continue reading