This Week In Culture: A Neo-Noir Thriller, A Tiny Desk Concert, & More

This Week In Culture
This Week In CultureL: NPR's Tiny Desk R: Anurag Kashyap

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.



Anurag Kashyap returns with a neo-noir thriller Kennedy starring Rahul Bhatt and Sunny Leone. The film is about an insomniac ex-cop who is presumed dead for a long time, dwelling in different circumstances, looking for redemption as he operates secretly for a corrupt system. The film is set to premiere at Cannes on May 24.


Sid Sriram's Tiny Desk Performance

Indian-American singer Sid Sriram has taken the music world by storm with his soulful voice. He has worked on a number of projects as a playback singer across languages following his first album, Entropy, that was released in 2019. The singer recently announced his tour for the second album Siddharth alongside Bon Iver. Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month, Sid Sriram is one of the first South Asian artists to perform at the Tiny Desk Concert.



Known as the "cashew capital of India," Goa is rich in cashew trees that thrive in the region's tropical climate, making it one of the leading producers of cashew nuts which are featured prominently in the local culinary repertoire. As an ode to this prevalent Goan fruit, Chef Radhika Khandelwal recently announced the opening of a new neighbourhood bar, 'Cajoo's', that specializes in cocktails and cuisines from the Konkan coast.


Still Life, Changing Landscape - Reyaz Badaruddin
Still Life, Changing Landscape - Reyaz BadaruddinLatitude 28

Woven Into Being

5 artists showcase their artistic vision and tactile narratives through the mediums of textiles, gauche and acrylic on canvas, ceramics, clay and embroidery in a group exhibition called Woven Into Being that explores the 'possibilities of perception and multi-sensorial visuality through metamorphoses of forms and mediums'. It's up till May 23 at Latidude 28 in Delhi.

Find out more here.


Sustainable Building Workshop

Tiny Farm Lab has initiated an open call to all nature lovers for a retreat in Dhunar Village, Rishikesh for a hands-on workshop where you will be introduced to different techniques of natural building. The workshop’s main focuses is to inspire you to build a sustainable mud house while finding healing and community in the wilderness. Apart from that, the workshop will allow you to immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of color and joy amidst the breathtaking beauty of the forest.



Sexual educator and author Leeza Mangaldas has released a line of playful products as part of her new personal care brand — Leezus offering easy-to-use products that are designed to simplify the journey to pleasure. The creator is passionate about dismantling shame and celebrating positive experiences around pleasure. She is also an advocate of reclaiming our own bodies and fostering an informed community where playtime is consensual, safe, and fun. 



URA is a homegrown fashion label that understands the struggle of having a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear. Their human-centric designs ensure that the processes are ethical and sustainable. URA sifts through fabrics endlessly to find the perfect feel. And once they've found it, the pieces are created by a tiny team of four people. Their latest season collection is live now.

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