This Week In Culture: A Kitchen Rave, A Firefly-Inspired Sneaker Drop, & More

This Week In Culture
This Week In CultureL: The Baykery x Darko R: Comet

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.

FOOD & DRINKS

Papa's stands as a testament to breaking norms in Indian cuisine, promising an elevated interpretation of comforting flavours and forms.
Papa's stands as a testament to breaking norms in Indian cuisine, promising an elevated interpretation of comforting flavours and forms. Hunger Inc. Hospitality

Papa's

Nestled in the heart of Bandra's Ranwar village, Papa's is the latest culinary venture by Hunger Inc. Hospitality, known for iconic establishments like The Bombay Canteen and O Pedro. This intimate 12-seater chefs' counter, situated above Veronica's, promises a unique dining experience curated by Chef Hussain Shahzad. Breaking norms in Indian cuisine, Papa's offers an elevated interpretation of comforting flavors, blending Chef Hussain's New York Eleven Madison Park experience with a commitment to embracing culinary diversity while infusing a refined and playful spirit into every dish.

Check it out here.

EXPLORE

Whether you're seeking vintage vinyl records, rare posters, or other collectibles, Mittal's store, 'Digging In India' has got it all.
Whether you're seeking vintage vinyl records, rare posters, or other collectibles, Mittal's store, 'Digging In India' has got it all.Digging In India

Digging In India: Delhi's New Vinyl Store

Nishant Mittal, known as Digging In India, is leaving a lasting impression on New Delhi's vintage music scene. As a collector, archivist, selector, and vinyl enthusiast, Mittal preserves and shares overlooked Indian and global music genres through radio shows and live performances. His eclectic taste promises an exciting experience, now extended to his recently opened physical record store, a haven for music enthusiasts seeking vinyl, vintage posters, and collectibles. Mittal's unconventional exploration of vinyl, from old bookstores to roadside stalls, underscores the unpredictable thrill of discovering rare musical gems in unexpected places.

Check it out here.

EVENTS

The Kitchen Rave
The Kitchen RaveThe Baykery x Darko

Kitchen Rave

A groundbreaking collaboration between The Baykery and Darko, Kitchen Rave redefines the city's underground scene by merging culinary mastery with urban flair. This experiential concept seamlessly blends flavors and beats, creating an audio-visual anomaly that transcends traditional boundaries. Founded by Harshith Bangera and Chef Siddharth Shetty, The Baykery offers artisanal cookies to custom-designed cakes, tailored for any occasion. Darko, a Bombay-based streetwear brand, curated for music enthusiasts, complements the culinary experience with a dedication to style and substance in genres like Techno & House.

Check it out here.

FASHION

Jugnu
JugnuComet

'Jugnu' by Comet

Comet's latest drop represents a luminous rebellion in the fashion cosmos. As a tribute to audacious souls, 'Jugnu,' derived from the Hindi word for firefly, encapsulates Comet's ethos of unapologetic passion. The design, a testament to the brand's philosophy of 'Never Shy, Never Sorry,' features glowing accents reminiscent of fireflies, embodying fearless individuality. As Comet gains momentum in the D2C and footwear landscape, 'Jugnu' emerges as a cultural phenomenon, a rallying cry for those embracing their individuality without reservation.

Check it out here.

MUSIC

Drawing inspiration from the richness of their Indian heritage, Glass Beams imbues 'Mahal' with layers of meaning and symbolism.
Drawing inspiration from the richness of their Indian heritage, Glass Beams imbues 'Mahal' with layers of meaning and symbolism.Glass Beams

Mahal by Glass Beams

Glass Beams' latest single, Mahal, is a genre-defying masterpiece, showcasing their unique blend of serpentine psychedelia, cosmic instrumentation, and worldly polyrhythms. Rooted in their Indian heritage, the song weaves neo-psychedelia, indie-jazz, instrumental funk, Australian reggae fusion, and alternative rock. Drawing inspiration from the Arabic term adopted in Southeast Asia, Mahal evokes notions of love and preciousness. The song invites listeners into a lush sonic landscape, reflecting Glass Beams' commitment to pushing musical boundaries and defying easy categorization.

Check it out here.

WORKSHOP

The image on the left has been used purely for representational purposes.
The image on the left has been used purely for representational purposes. PhotoSouthAsia

Image Assembly: Towards a Practice of Publishing

Photographers in India can elevate their skills with the 'Image Assembly: Towards a Practice of Publishing' workshop led by Cécile Poimboeuf-Koizumi and Tanvi Mishra. Running from May to August 2024, the workshop, offering both in-person and online sessions, focuses on editing, sequencing, and designing image-based publications. Tailored for those working on substantial projects, participants are encouraged to bring images, texts, and archival materials. The workshop concludes in August with in-person sessions in Delhi, emphasizing sequencing, designing, and bringing publications to life.

Check it out here.

EXPERIENCE

Typographic Tales & Beer
Typographic Tales & Beer Tanya George

Typographic Tales With Tanya George & Bandra Born

Embark on a typographic journey through the vibrant streets of Bandra with Typographic Tales, a guided walk by Bandra Born led by Tanya George, an independent typographer, type designer, and design educator. From Hill Road to Ranwar Village's historic alleys, Tanya unravels the stories behind eclectic signs and diverse letterforms, offering participants a deeper understanding of Bandra's visual landscape. Beyond a stroll, this walk delves into the art and narratives embedded in each character. As a special treat, participants enjoy a beer-tasting session featuring Bandra Born's exclusive 'Nimble Girl,' an American Wheat Ale inspired by the spirit of Bandra.

Check it out here.

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