Every week, discover a comprehensive guide to culture and lifestyle across India with the Homegrown Bulletin. The #HGBulletin includes creative project launches, drops, the latest releases, and much more.
I Grew Up by Komorebi
Tarana Marwah or Komorebi's 'I Grew Up' is a feast for the eyes that transports you into a futuristic cyberpunk city. With the integration of virtual production, green screen, and meticulous post-production, the music video achieves a cool alienesque aesthetic.
At its core, 'I Grew Up' is a song that delves into the journey of personal growth and the pivotal choices that shape our lives. With this introspection, the song addresses the challenges akin to facing immovable mountains and the significance of the intangible treasures we hold close. It serves as a gentle reminder that growth is an inherent part of the human experience.
Find out more about her album here.
Made In Heaven Season 2
The highly anticipated second season of the series 'Made In Heaven' has arrived. Since its debut in 2019, the series has consistently garnered attention for its approach to addressing societal issues and taboos that are often brushed under the carpet. Along with exploring themes of LGBTQ+ rights, gender disparities, and class distinctions, Made In Heaven's storyline delves deep into a commentary on the opulent world of The Big Fat Indian Wedding.
The web series, already loved for its cast, introduces noteworthy additions – Mona Singh and Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju. With a distinctive blend of drama, emotions, and sensuality, the web series offers an engaging narrative, providing viewers with a thought-provoking and socially relevant viewing experience.
Econock's New Collection
Econock's avant-garde approach reimagines discarded leather fabrics, turning them into an intricate collection of gender-fluid accessories. Steered by a philosophy that embraces sustainable transformation, the latest collections, SOLSTICE and CREATION OF EVE, embody the brand's ethos and artistic innovation.
SOLSTICE revives discarded materials through upcycled jewellery, embodying eco-conscious fashion. CREATION OF EVE reinterprets discarded leather scraps with gold embroidery, echoing Eve's rebirth and reinvention.
Read more here.
Capsul's Latest Collaboration
"Confidence, not Conformity," emerges as a dynamic convergence of visionary minds. This endeavor challenges streetwear conventions, exemplifying its disruptive potential. Beyond aesthetics, the collaboration champions inclusivity within streetwear, advocating for diverse representation and defying stereotypes. As a platform for fashion, concepts, and experiences, Capsul brings authenticity and community into creative expression.
Find out more about the collaboration here.
FOOD & DRINKS
Urrak Cookhouse & Cocktails
Nestled by the riverside, Urrak is a culinary oasis inspired by North Goa's cashew charm, offering a dining experience that takes you through Goa's gastronomic heritage. Urrak's design pays tribute to the Nerul River's evolution and harmonises architecture with nature, capturing the essence of Goa's soul. Urrak invites you on a culinary journey that embraces traditions and innovative design, honoring the land it springs from.
Read the piece here.
Sā Ladakh Exhibition
Watch out for Asia's highest-altitude land art exhibition which is exploring the intersection of climate, culture, and community. Sā Ladakh exhibition showcases art installations set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, and delves into the creative process behind the land art, highlighting how artists collaborate with local communities and utilise sustainable materials to create thought-provoking installations. The event offers a platform to engage with pressing environmental issues while celebrating the region's rich cultural heritage.
Find out more about the exhibition here.
Interactive Partition Exhibition
Visit an interactive virtual exhibition that offers a glimpse into the tragic events of the Partition. Un.Divided Identities: Lesser Known Stories of Partition, provides an opportunity to engage with history by allowing participants to experience the emotional and human aspects of this significant event. Through a combination of visual elements, personal narratives, and interactive features, the exhibition seeks to evoke empathy and understanding about the impact of Partition on individuals and communities.
Read here for more details.
The World Surf League
The World Surf League's debut in India is set to take place on the beaches of Mahabalipuram. The League marks a significant milestone in India's growing presence in the global surfing community since the competition will not only showcase the athleticism and skill of surfers but also introduce the Indian surfing culture to a wider audience. The Tamil Nadu International Surf Open promises an immersive experience beyond just the exhilarating surf action.
Find out more details here.
Workshop & Masterclass
An opportunity for aspiring writers to join the QueerFrames Screenwriting Lab, which provides a platform to amplify LGBTQIA+ voices. The lab offers participants a chance to refine their screenwriting skills, develop narratives, and contribute to the broader cultural conversation on queer experiences. This will, in turn, advocate for authentic representation on screen. Built on art, culture, media, and storytelling, the project aims to change harmful norms and misrepresentations.
Read more here.
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