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On bringing rural Indian women into the global conversation on feminism
Deepti Asthana says her practice is influenced by the need to alter the narrative that women are weak or helpless.
The Indian woman behind some of Hollywood's blockbuster set designs
Aashrita Kamath turned her love of narrative into a career.
Indian artists interpret what Urdu will look like in 2050
'Will young girls drop Rumi bombs on the 2050 version of social media to passive aggressively call out lousy lovers?"
Roshnee Desai is pushing for a research-led approach to design in India
The importance of designing for the everyday person, and democratising design.
This design festival is stitching together India's design community
"It was one of its kind in the Indian design history. I’m not aware of any other festivals organised on such a massive scale."
The world’s first design museum built inside a Mumbai slum
The artists also aim to question the word “slum” because of the ways in which it ignores the complexity and dynamism of a community.
Photographer Victoria Krundysheva breaks down social media culture in latest collection
In the age of publishing retouched moments of life online and curating our appearances, how connected to each other are we really?
Scientists fight malnutrition with super-shake
Peanut butter, chickpeas and a bit of oil can go a very long way in saving a life.
Unfolding the Saree
How much do we really know about this storied garment?
Dancing through difficulty
Liberty Express is a dance, film and cultural exchange project for children living in poverty.
Yogita Agrawal on design for impact in India
Design Indaba Global Graduate Yogita Agrawal shares two of her projects: a wearable that uses human movement to power a light and a soap pen to improve hygiene.
Dencity competition winners foster new ideas that tackle high density in informal settlements
Social, architectural and technological solutions to improve the living conditions in the world’s urban slums.
School on Wheels brings education to impoverished children
A bus remodelled to become a mobile classroom for children with no access to school facilities in Mumbai.
Recycled materials unite on a grand scale with Collage House
The Mumbai home is made from a collection of recycled and found materials.
Wi-Fi trashcans encourage festivalgoers to practise responsible rubbish disposal
Indian startup ThinkScream develops a trashcan that provides Wi-Fi connection in exchange for trash.
Industrial designer Yogita Agrawal focuses on solving problems in emerging global communities with innovative products and sustainable technologies.
And what of the African Diaspora in India?
Indian photographer Ketaki Sheth has captured a series of black-and-white images of the unseen people of African descent living in India and Pakistan.
A low-tech solution to curb neonatal mortality
The Embrace Warmer is a low-tech incubator for low weight and preterm infants born in the developing world.
Waterless toilets designed for rural India
A new Eco-friendly waterless toilet system designed by a university professor is set to prevent illnesses caused by human waste.
Mumbai-based Mayur Mengle's illustrations explore the daily commute
Mayur Mengle takes his daily two-hour commute on Mumbai's railway line and turns it into a doddle-a-day.
Introducing Jalpa Shah’s quirky Monday BLUdle illustrations
The Monsoon Monster, The Amoeba Man & Shitty Selfie form part of this Indian illustrator’s light-hearted graphic series.
Cyrus Daruwala's Painful People satirises Mumbai's most annoying commuters
Author and illustrator Cyrus Daruwala addresses Mumbai's pain-in-the-neck residents in his new handmade book.
Mumbai's iconic cabs used to showcase emerging designers
Young designers are using Mumbai's taxis to take art to the people with the Taxi Fabric project.
Satyendra Pahkalé launches two designs in Milan
The Amsterdam-based designer’s new extendable glass table for FIAM and contemporary corseted chair for Poltrona Frau.
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