This Week In Culture: Alok Vaid Menon's New Collaboration, Jubilee, & 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, latest releases, and much more.


Watch 'Jubilee', a stylistically made period drama television series that’s the current talk of the town

Directed and created by Vikramaditya Motwane, the timeline of the series starts exactly a month before India’s independence and Partition and makes its way into a new era post-Independence. The story revolves around the film industry and comprises a collection of intriguing characters who are willing to risk it all for their dreams, passion, ambitions, and love. Watch it now on Amazon Prime.


A new jewelry line launches that embraces self-expression

Renowned gender non-conforming and transfeminine performance artist Alok Vaid Menon and fashion label Papa Don’t Preach have collaborated to launch a jewelry line that embraces gender non-conformist style philosophies. Find out more here.


Doki Meats
Doki MeatsThe Hindu

This newly launched meat jerky snack brand is sure to soothe your carnivorous taste buds

Inspired by the ancient Inca civilization who learned to dry and salt meat to prevent spoilage and store it for months at a time, successful Delhi start-up Doki uses similar simple techniques, along with the finest ingredients and leanest cuts of meat, to make chewy (jerky) and crispy (chips) meat snacks in five delicious flavors. Order now here.


Listen to the latest hip-hop track that slaps really hard

Unhinged bars, seamless flow, tight music production, and a vibrant music video inspired by American comic books — Prabh Deep delivers it all in his latest track THAPPAD!


Let your sneakers do the talking

Streetwear fashion brand Crepdog Crew creates the most unique and eye-catching products in urban fashion. They are opening a new CDC Experience, one of India’s largest and most exciting sneaker & streetwear lifestyle stores in Bandra, Mumbai. Find out more here.


'Mindscapes' exhibition cover art
'Mindscapes' exhibition cover art MAP

Bangalore, attend a unique and thought-provoking exhibition exploring mental health through art

In a country where mental health is still considered taboo, Mindscapes is an exhibition with an aim to create a safe space for conversation around mental health, and then further use that space to address mental health concerns and issues, and spread awareness. At the center of it is Indu Antony’s work with several women of Bengaluru, who have shared their stories surrounding mental health and those stories have culminated into collective artworks. The exhibition will be showcased at three places — the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), the artist’s studio space Kāṇike in Cooke town, and Namma Katte. Find out more here.


Treat yourself to one of the most delicious chocolate delicacies or artisanal coffee that you can find in Mumbai

The city’s famous coffee shop, Subko Coffee has opened an artisanal bean-to-bar chocolate shop in Colaba, Mumbai called Subko Cacao. Indulge your taste buds with these delicious treats!


The event poster for the printin workshop at Harkat STudios
The event poster for the printin workshop at Harkat STudiosPaytm Insider

Ever wondered how to develop your own analog images in a dark room? Now you can

Haarkat Studios is offering this unique hands-on workshop that will give participants an opportunity to create their own 16mm camera-less moving images through a direct contact printing process. This workshop is ideal for all creative individuals who want to experience the art of printing. The workshop is on 28th April from 11 am - 5 pm at Haarkat Studios. Register here.

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