This Week In Culture: Insect-Inspired Jewellery, Japanese Nature Paintings, & 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.


'Iris' by Kazuko Shiihashi
'Iris' by Kazuko ShiihashiKamal Bakshi Modern Asian Art

‘The Light of The Luminous Moon’ by Kazuko Shiihashi

Renowned artist Kazuko Shiihashi greatly emphasizes the profound connection between nature and art — a fundamental element of Japanese cultural ethos. Shiihashi rose to prominence as a painter by specializing in the traditional Japanese nihonga style. Her artwork perfectly represents Japanese contemporary art, with its intricate composition, subject matter, production techniques, and respect for Japanese art history. The result is a collection of captivating and visually intricate pieces. Come and witness her enchanting paintings of the natural world bathed in moonlight and hues of crimson at the exhibition in Mumbai.

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The Homegrown Music Round-Up
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Homegrown's New Music Round-Up

Homegrown is the ultimate destination for discovering the week's hottest releases across all genres. Every week, we curate a handpicked and homegrown selection of fresh sounds. This week features psybass, hip-hop and much more by talented musicians including Lisa Mishra, KIMKID, and others.

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At the heart of Dookdi's artistic exploration lies a fascination with the ethereal beauty of insects.
At the heart of Dookdi's artistic exploration lies a fascination with the ethereal beauty of insects.Dookdi


Gujarat-based studio Dookdi’s artistic exploration lies in a fascination with the ethereal beauty of insects. Founded by Jinal Patel, the brand draws inspiration from the delicate wings of butterflies, the radiance of beetles, and the convoluted patterns of dragonflies. The jewelry transcends mere adornment; inviting wearers to connect with the enchanting world of insects on a deeper, more profound level. From delicate earrings adorned with miniature butterfly motifs to statement necklaces featuring moths, the brand's insect-inspired jewelry celebrates the intricate beauty of these often shunned creatures.

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ONGNA is a Toronto-based streetwear label with Assamese roots
ONGNA is a Toronto-based streetwear label with Assamese rootsONGNA


ONGNA is a Toronto-based streetwear label founded by the Assamese designer Angana Ananya. From the intricate patterns of Assamese textiles to the vibrant hues of traditional motifs, her childhood experiences in Assam laid the foundation for her creative perspective but over the years, it has been influenced by a myriad of factors. After having moved to Toronto, a city teeming with diversity and artistic expression, Angana found inspiration at every corner, infusing her designs with modern twists influenced by the dynamic landscape of her adopted home. The brand has a distinct intersection between culture and identity and is defined by its collaboration, artisanship, sourcing the right products, commitment to excellence, gender-neutrality, and storytelling through the medium of fashion.

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Tora's Husband
Tora's HusbandL: IMDb R: Rima Das

Tora's Husband

The pandemic made us all too familiar with the subject of loss. Disease and death are no longer strangers to all of us who have experienced the pandemic. In Tora’s Husband, filmmaker Rima Das paints a heart-breaking and layered image of a family crumbling under the woeful conditions of a post-pandemic small Assamese town called Chhaygaon. Acclaimed filmmaker Rima Das has been changing the cinematic landscape of Assam with brilliant films like Tora’s Husband, Village Rockstars, Bulbul Can Sing and more.

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