This Week In Culture: ALT EFF 2023, India’s First Vinyl Record Bar, & 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.

FILM

Through a blend of global virtual streaming and community-based local screenings, ALT EFF offers audiences an intimate glimpse into untold tales of regeneration, activism, crisis, and hope.
Through a blend of global virtual streaming and community-based local screenings, ALT EFF offers audiences an intimate glimpse into untold tales of regeneration, activism, crisis, and hope.ALT EFF

ALT EFF 2023

ALT EFF is India's premier environmental film festival, merging global virtual streaming with local screenings to offer an intimate view of climate stories. Emphasizing the climate crisis, the festival advocates for engaged citizenship and behavioural change. Through powerful storytelling, ALT EFF aims to ignite public discourse on environmental issues, showcasing films that capture Earth's beauty while raising awareness about critical challenges. The festival fosters dialogue, encouraging audiences to reflect and exchange ideas, inspiring a commitment to sustainable futures.

Read about it here.

MUSIC

Hold Me
Hold Me Ditty

Ditty's Latest Single Hold Me

On her latest single, Ditty lays bare her scars, sharing personal losses and navigating human relationships. Born out of a transformative process during the pandemic, the song reflects on major life changes, including illness, separation, loss, and a move to Berlin. Describing it as a labour of love, Ditty connects with her body and the natural world, expressing a journey of reclaiming herself amidst challenges and finding solace in the midst of personal upheaval.

Read more about it here.

Sid Sriram and his band will be performing at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) in Mumbai on November 25.
Sid Sriram and his band will be performing at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) in Mumbai on November 25.Ahmed Klink

The Musical Odyssey Of Sid Sriram

Sid Sriram, a Chennai-born, California-raised musician, stands out among artists blending classic Indian styles with Western genres. A Berklee graduate, he has seamlessly integrated homegrown sounds into the global music scene with remarkable technical skills. His ability to navigate diverse musical worlds, effortlessly transitioning from Carnatic stylings to Frank Ocean-esque vocal runs, showcases his creative vision. Sid's performances are a sublime lesson in both technique and composition, leaving audiences in awe of the proficiency required to replicate his unique musical confluences.

Read about him here.

WORKSHOPS

Participants at the previous residential workshop with their newly-constructed compost pile, Jan ’23
Participants at the previous residential workshop with their newly-constructed compost pile, Jan ’23Neha Sumitran

A Kitchen Gardening Workshop In Kodaikanal

Led by renowned regenerative food expert Neha Sumitran, this 5-day kitchen gardening workshop in Kodaikanal offers hands-on experience and theoretical insights for all skill levels. Learn the basics, from planting seeds to understanding soil health, and gain valuable compost-making skills. The picturesque organic farm setting enhances the transformative journey into gardening, fostering skills and connections with fellow enthusiasts.

Read about it here.

FASHION

Rising Among as a brand is a sartorial movement, an ode to self-expression, and an invitation to rise above the ordinary.
Rising Among as a brand is a sartorial movement, an ode to self-expression, and an invitation to rise above the ordinary.Rising Among

Rising Among

Mumbai-based Streetwear Rising Among, founded by Riya Khanna and Amruta Behera, redefines fashion through laser cuts, textile panels, distressing, and innovative details like bungee cord tie-ups. Beyond traditional stitching, each piece showcases a blend of audacious personalities and influences, with a narrative inspired by the duo's love for both New York and Mumbai. The resulting attire is truly unique, reflecting a creative fusion that goes beyond conventional design elements.

Read about it here.

EVENTS

Misra's poetry takes audiences on a journey through his diverse muses, touching on themes ranging from the women in his life to fragmented memories and everyday philosophy.
Misra's poetry takes audiences on a journey through his diverse muses, touching on themes ranging from the women in his life to fragmented memories and everyday philosophy.Pranav Misra

Poetry Reading In Delhi

Pranav Misra, co-founder of the Indian streetwear brand HUEMN, known for designing pieces inspired by love letters and French art schools, will showcase his poetic side in a reading at KNMA Foundation in Saket, New Delhi, on November 26 at 7 pm. The Lucknow-born poet and designer will unveil his latest works during this intimate gathering, providing a glimpse into the raw and unapologetic autobiographical narratives that define his unique poetic style.

Read about it here.

FOOD & DRINKS

Genre is not just about food and beverages; it's a community hub designed to bring people together for a shared passion for gastronomy, music, and worldly experiences.
Genre is not just about food and beverages; it's a community hub designed to bring people together for a shared passion for gastronomy, music, and worldly experiences.Genre

India's First Record Bar

Genre, India's first record bar by Delhi-based Multidisciplinary Creative Kunal Singh Chhabra is a community hub crafted to unite people through a shared love for gastronomy, music, and worldly experiences. Blending day and night, café and bar, and fine dining with casual bites, it invites everyone to relish a comfortable atmosphere reminiscent of spending time with old friends and indulging in conversations. What distinguishes Genre is its carefully curated vinyl collection for music enthusiasts to immerse themselves in.

Read about it here

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PRODUCT DROP

Urukk Blades today offers a diverse collection of Japanese-style knives, each serving a specific purpose.
Urukk Blades today offers a diverse collection of Japanese-style knives, each serving a specific purpose.Urukk Blades

Urukk Knives

For Indian chefs looking to invest in high-quality knives that deliver optimal results in the kitchen, Urukk Blades presents a solid option. Located in Chendamangalam, near Kochi, this artisan, originally a mechanical engineer, meticulously crafts iron billets to create elegant, handcrafted knives that meet rigorous international quality standards. Jesudas Puthuman considers Urukk Blades a passion project, seamlessly blending Indian tradition, Japanese geometry, and modern engineering.

Read about it here.

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