Art

Ordinary Superheroes

Ordinary Superheroes

By Vishvesh Kandolkar

Issue no. 14

What if I do not try to understand myself? I think this is easy to answer. But what if I want to understand myself? This quest is much more difficult. To do so one has to recollect memories from day one, when we were born.  Every day a narrative could be changed, because we as humans are smart with language to convince and exaggerate our points of view, as we increase our experiences with language and knowledge.

Art Interview: Laxman Pai and the vibrating line

Art Interview: Laxman Pai and the vibrating line

By Jugneeta Sudan

Issue no. 13

My chat series with him has been slotted between his scheduled work on two huge abstract works. In his red aachakan embellished with golden thread work and matching pyjamas he looks sharp, his silvery white beard and moustache offsetting his profile aglow with the sunrays filtering in through the open window.

Perspectives on Kashmir: Homefulness

Perspectives on Kashmir: Homefulness

By Jugneeta Sudan

Issue no. 12

‘There is war, there is peace, and then there is ambiguous truth.’..Ashwin Kumar, filmmaker and part-resident at Sangolda, Goa, recently completed his trilogy on Kashmir. His third film No Fathers in Kashmir, which was released on 5th April, mirrors human stories of militants, uniformed men, politicians and the commoner with their multiple truths .

Angelo da Fonseca: As recounted by his daughter

Angelo da Fonseca: As recounted by his daughter

By Savia Viegas

Issue no. 12

Back in the car, Yessonda reminisced about her father Angelo da Fonseca.  A Gandhi cap, block-printed shirts and kolhapuris were his signature clothing. The bicycle was his only mode of transport. She followed him in all that he did during the day: shopped for vegetables, fish, cooked, dug around their little garden and painted.

Understanding Loretti Pinto: An Artist at Work

Understanding Loretti Pinto: An Artist at Work

By Jugneeta Sudan

Issue no. 11

Konknnichea molleant, the artwork by Loretti Pinto, is a significant and powerful metaphor for how weaving transforms conflicting ideas in our minds. The Aztec philosophy calls weaving a cathartic activity, and elaborates that weaving begins with fibre-dried grass stalks, bunched together into two groups, warp and weft.

Interview: The Art of Schulen Fernandes

Interview: The Art of Schulen Fernandes

In conversation with Selma Carvalho

Issue no. 9

I was inspired by the work of most Japanese designers. It’s exceptionally tough to take a fabric devoid of any embellishment or print and make it look stunning purely by its construction. That’s the challenge that’s inspiring and worth every minute spent in the design realm. 


The Knight in the Many Lives of Vamona Navelcar

The Knight in the Many Lives of Vamona Navelcar

By Jugneeta Sudan

Issue no. 8

Quixotically Vamona read chivalrous texts passionately and then implemented the ethos into his existence. Regrettably, reality had moved away and become inequitable, random and prejudiced. It did not share his faith in codes of chivalry. Every time he was subjected to physical abuse and psychic tortures, he drew courage from his readings …

Legacies of the Racialised Body

Legacies of the Racialised Body

Featuring artist TextaQueen

Issue no. 7

I was drawn to Texta’s sensitive criticality and political awareness, because we have both attempted to explore in our diverse fields what it means to occupy a “position of disquiet” as migrants in white settler-nations formed on the dispossession of Indigenous people. In New Zealand, my mother formed the Goan Overseas Association (GOANZ) ...