This Week In Culture: A New World Order, Snowboarding In Kashmir, & More

This Week In Culture
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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.


The Rise Of Snowboarding In Kashmir

The short 11-minute gripping documentary by Kashmir-based filmmaker Rizza Alee was brought to life with support from GoPro. The film is an extraordinary tale of courage and tenacity, centred on the trailblazing journey of Firdous A. Chaila, a 54-year-old visionary from Kashmir who single-handedly ushered in the exhilarating world of snowboarding to this snow-kissed region. Although the sport is conventionally linked to young and white-skinned enthusiasts, in Gulmarg, the northern Indian ski hub, it has been witnessing a slow but steady rise in popularity.


INTERMISSION 8 - New Collection By Rastah

INTERMISSION 8, the latest collection by Pakistan-based brand Rastah, delves into uncharted territories, placing a strong emphasis on fabric and form with its ingenious use of upcycling, where leftover garments, fabric, and yarn have been ingeniously repurposed to create stunning pieces. Rastah's creative vision for this collection centers around a theme of playful nostalgia, evoking memories of youth and childhood. With their unparalleled craftsmanship and innovative design, INTERMISSION 8 embodies Rastah's mission to push boundaries and redefine the boundaries of South Asian fashion


A New Restaurant Opening In Goa

Born from the collaboration between the creative minds behind The Daily in Mumbai, architect Ayaz Basrai, and the talented chef Jyoti Singh, an upcoming restaurant aims to become your 'Second House' in Goa. Anticipated to open its doors at the end of July, this establishment goes beyond being just a restaurant; it aspires to be a visual art, restaurant, and bar space, all seamlessly woven into an old Goan home. With a keen eye for aesthetics and an appreciation for Goa's rich heritage, the team envisions a space that encapsulates the essence of the state's past while embracing its future.


Sheea Kaul Drops A New Single

Burn It To The Ground is a new track by the emerging female R&B singer Shreea Kaul based in North America. It is a unique marriage between deep house and Indian classical music also featuring a snippet of a rendition of the famous song Maar Dala from the Bollywood film Devdas. Kaul narrates the story of a scorned lover burning her relationship to flames after being gaslighted to the brink of madness. The song is picking up steam in the dance community, especially amongst classically trained (bharatanatyam/kathak) performers.


A Multi-Sensory Exhibition At The London Design Biennale

Renowned architecture and design studio Archohm, and Boond Fragrances collaborate on an exhibition presenting the India Pavilion Titled 'Chowk & Charpai inviting visitors to delve into a multi-sensory interpretation of a quintessential Indian chowk, or marketplace. Amidst this enchanting setting, guests will have the opportunity to experience the alluring fragrances of माटी | MAATI and मोतिया | Motiya. The exhibition features a stunning handmade installation, standing at an impressive 5 meters tall, which serves as a visual metaphor for the traditional woven daybed known as 'charpai.' Through this unique fusion of design, fragrance, and culture, visitors will be transported to the bustling streets of India.


New World Order At antiSOCIAL

On the occasion of World Music Day, the eighth edition of New World Order presents a night of captivating performances by the city's favorite electronic and bedroom pop artists. Among the lineup is the dynamic duo 'Perp & Linfomation,' whose electrifying act combines the talents of drummer and producer Linfomation with the soulful vocals of singer-songwriter Perp. Additionally, the Mumbai-based producer and singer known as 'Your Chin' will grace the stage, mesmerizing the audience with his signature blend of richly layered beats and dreamy lyrics. Rounding off the lineup is 'Signal W,' a collective that beautifully merges diverse musical influences, seamlessly blending elements of pop and unorthodox music.

Get you tickets here.


Fable & Mane Launch A New Leave-In Conditioner

Fable & Mane unveils their new conditioner enriched with the nourishing properties of hydrating Aloe Vera and conditioning Amla. The Mahamane conditioner's lightweight, milky elixir effortlessly detangles knots, preventing breakage while infusing strands with essential hydration also offering advanced protection against heat damage up to 450°F and harmful UV rays, ensuring a smooth and tangle-free mane. In a single, weightless spray, this versatile conditioner fights frizz, detangles locks, shields from heat, and delivers deep conditioning, making it a truly transformative all-in-one solution for your hair.

Get it here.

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