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.
Renaissance in the Realm: Indo Warehouse
The new film by Dialogues of Diaspora unveils the transformative journey of Indo Warehouse, a leading force in the South Asian diaspora's creative expression. It explores the rise of Indo Warehouse in electronic music, blending South Asian culture with house and techno. Beyond its impact on the music scene, the documentary serves as a manifesto of change, showcasing the collective's potential to reshape perceptions across creative realms.
Watch it here.
Homegrown Cinematographers Breaking Visual Frontiers
Cinematographers Shelly Sharma, Kaushal Shah, and Aditya Varma, the trio delves into their respective projects, offering insights into their creative processes and the challenges they encountered. From Shelly Sharma capturing the rhythm of the story to Kaushal Shah's 'texture shots', and Aditya Varma's genre-defying music videos, the article sheds light on their unique contributions to the evolving landscape of cinematography in India.
Read it here.
Preserving Bengal’s Heritage Through Experimental Music
Biswa Bangla Noise, a pioneering record label, navigates the diverse landscape of contemporary music through the genre of Noise, transcending traditional boundaries between musical and non-musical sound. As a vanguard in experimental music, the label intricately intertwines the rich cultural expressions of West Bengal, becoming a sonic embodiment of the state's soul. By blending the deep-rooted elements of Bengal's heritage with modern design, Biswa Bangla Noise crafts a unique sound that serves as a vessel for both cultural preservation and exploration.
Read about them here.
Olio's Latest Collection
Olio's earrings are inspired by the South Indian tradition of adorning weighty Paambadam or Thandatti earrings. These culturally significant jewels, traditionally worn in pairs, symbolize opulence and a rite of passage. The specialized piercing process results in elongated earlobes, connecting wearers to tradition, ancestry, and community. Oli's designs offer a nuanced exploration of cultural identity, reflecting stories passed down through generations in a modern context.
Read about it here.
Ura Maku: Reviving Assamese Textile Traditions
Ura Maku, a homegrown brand, reinterprets Assamese handloom techniques through modern silhouettes, sharp cuts, and timeless dressing highlighting the timeless beauty of the region's handcrafted fabrics. The brand's name, meaning 'to fly' and representing the weaving shuttle, reflects its fusion of aspirations and cultural values. Ura Maku is dedicated to reviving local crafts in Northeast India, central, and western regions, using exclusively handwoven fabrics to preserve traditional craftsmanship.
Read about it here.
FOOD & DRINKS
Jägermeister 9556 Nights Of Exploration
Jägermeister unveils an exceptional herbal liqueur, resulting from a groundbreaking maturation process initiated by Dr. Günther Findel, son-in-law of Jägermeister's founder. A limited edition, this liqueur spent an unprecedented 9556 nights in oak barrels, creating a harmonious taste profile that combines the original secret recipe with hints of oak and unique fruit components. With 40% alcohol by volume, it exceeds the classic Jägermeister, offering a sophisticated and layered drinking experience with sweet fruit accents, caramel, and vanilla undertones.
Read about it here.
Christmas Brunches In Mumbai
As the festive spirit sweeps across Mumbai, it's time to indulge in the joyous tradition of Christmas brunches. The city's culinary scene comes alive with a medley of flavours and festive cheer, offering a delectable array of options to celebrate the season. From traditional spreads featuring Yuletide classics to avant-garde culinary creations, Mumbai's diverse gastronomic landscape promises a Christmas brunch experience for every palate. Join us on a culinary sleigh ride as we explore five enchanting Christmas brunch destinations that blend the warmth of the season with the richness of Mumbai's vibrant food culture.
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Writing Retreats Across India
Escape the mundane and embark on a transformative journey into the heart of creativity with writing retreats in India. Amidst the diverse landscapes that range from tranquil mountains to sun-kissed beaches, these retreats beckon wordsmiths seeking inspiration and solitude. In this article, we unveil the enchanting world of writing retreats across India, where pens meet picturesque landscapes, fostering an environment where ideas flourish, stories unfold, and the craft of writing is honed in an atmosphere of serene seclusion.
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