Photos from Suchitra Vijayan’s project The Borderlands.
Weavers of the Gandhi Ashram.
5 Year Plan Jhola Project is an ongoing effort to commission handmade bags, called jholas, from a collective of artisans in northern India. Brought to the collective by a woman from West Bengal, this painting just might be the next jhola design. We’d sport that tiger any day.
Through the eyes of a nomad.
Justine Beth Gartner makes photographs using pinhole cameras, capturing both motion and stillness as she wanders through the world.
Next year, she plans to visit the four sacred sites of Buddhism in India and Nepal to explore the significance of pilgrimage and the act of photography as a form of meditation.
Photographer Manjari Sharma’s Darshan graces the cover of Forbes India this month, just as the art book is set to hit stores and mailboxes.
As Sharma put it, “With Diwali approaching, the timing was perfect.” Be sure to check out the entirety of The Darshan Project over at its digital HQ, where you can preview more striking images of Indian deities as re-imagined by the artist.
Midnight Tea in Mumbai brings together a dozen artists from wildly different backgrounds to share in a 12-hour tea ceremony in India’s largest metropolis.
Part art walk, part spiritual ritual, this epic tea party will cross the entire city over the course of one memorable night.
Today’s Project of the Day is Tomorrow We Disappear.
What if the government decided to bulldoze your entire community to make a new community? Such is the story behind Tomorrow We Disappear, a documentary chronicling the Kathputli Colony, a “tinsel slum” in India that thousands of artists, magicians, performers, acrobats and puppeteers have called home since the 1950s when they made the jungle town their own. Now, plans for development threatens not only the communities existence, but also the culture that the Kathpuli people have established over the past 50 years. Tomorrow We Disappear documents the peoples last days before construction crews set in.