This Week In Culture: 'Scoop', Raveena's Bollywood Inspired Music Video & More

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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.


Mystery by Raveena

Positive. Vibrant. Retro.

These are the words that spring to my mind while watching Raveena's new music video for her pop track Mystery. The music video is a homage to the nation which is the birthplace of her parents as well as Bollywood. Throughout the creative process, Raveena delves deep into the profound impact of her memories as a diaspora child. Sometimes, these recollections become frozen in a particular era — in this case the golden era of Bollywood. As a music video, Mystery masterfully unfolds, weaving together the allure of India, the enchantment of Bollywood, and the timeless power of music with a global appeal.

Read more here.


Hansal Mehta’s Scoop

Director Hansal Mehta’s newly released Scoop explores a petrifying murder case of a senior journalist, Sen Dada. It is based on the true story of Jigna Vorain. The story unfolds through the lens of the protagonist, Jagriti Pathak (Karishma Tanna), a reputed crime reporter, who is a primary suspect in Sen Dada’s murder. We trace her journey as she tries to prove her innocence and in the process traverses through the worlds of the Mumbai police, the Indian media and the city’s dark underbelly.

Watch it here.


Nerikomi ceramic sculptures by Tosha Jagad

Tosha Jagad, a homegrown designer and illustrator has just released her latest ceramics collection — the Nerikomi Edit. The drop pays tribute to the Japanese decorative process of the same name that incorporates the stacking and cutting of colored clay to reveal intricate and vivid patterns. The hues and color palettes imbibe her pieces with an almost rustic charm while the movement and flow of the patterns on her handmade pieces give them an almost surreal quality without being over the top stylistically. Their four-legged form, which she calls ‘block cats’, also gives them an endearing shape that’s sure to appeal to animal lovers.

Read more here.


The Svami Drinks Quiz

Every year for #WorldGinDay, Svami hosts a virtual drinking session, where folks get together on a Zoom call for the Drinks with Distillers event and then participate in a fun quiz that puts your gin knowledge to the test. This weekend, you can participate in the ultimate gin quiz and stand a chance to win a year’s supply of tonic water and gin bottles. There is surely no better way to celebrate World Gin Day than to win such amazing gifts and the bragging rights of being the Gin Drinker of the Year. The event will be hosted by entrepreneur and chef Saransh Goila.


Kunel Gaur’s Kumi series at Lovebirds Studio

Kunel Gaur’s ongoing exhibition at Lovebirds Studio, Colaba, Mumbai is a must-visit. The portrait series is inspired by Japanese graphic culture and anime and explores the interplay of neo-futurism, brutalism, functional design, and symbolism. All of this is fused with typographic signifiers found in signage systems and hardware, to generate a technical aesthetic that celebrates the ever-evolving urban landscape.


zPod: India’s first autonomous car

Bengaluru-based start-up Minus Zero recently presented their new product, zPod, capable of safe and scalable autonomous driving through the use of AI technology, known as the Nature Inspired AI (NIA), and True Vision Autonomy (TVA). The vehicle can seamlessly perform tasks like following, overtaking, and even maneuvering around blind turns, without any human inputs. This launch is a major step in India’s entry to the next-gen vehicles market.

Read more here.


A linocut printmaking residential workshop in Himachal Pradesh

The Long Road Community, located right in the heart of the Himalayas in Jibhi, is an experiential community space dedicated to art and artists. The residential workshop will teach you each step of the linocut process. You will learn different ways to use carving tools and mark making, plan your design, transfer the design to the lino, carve, roll out the inking, blend colors, and print. It is ideal for beginners and also artists looking to experiment with different techniques and bring linocut into their oeuvre.


Amaree launches its new collection — ‘Euphoria’

Fashion label Amaree has unveiled its new Spring-Summer collection. From bandhgala with signature pintucks to pinwheel Bundi made on habutai silk, the collection is diverse and dynamic.

Check out the entire collection here.

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