The Fuschia Tree
Editor's Note.
Every sunbeam, every strain of music, every sapling and starfish is ultimately the regeneration of a previous something, a collection of somethings, taking on new shape. At the most indivisible level we can comprehend, all life is nothing more than atoms and molecules dancing their way through various forms. And if everything comes from something, it stands to reason that everything must go to something as well.
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The Prophet as Artist.

By Manjari Kaul, Issue 25, Meaning: In Search of Significance.
In the everyday experience of the artist there is no foretelling the impetus of inspiration. Often at unlikely junctures, in slumber land or trite situations, there is a flash of lightening, lyrical illusion or poetic vision that joins the dots between past and present, projecting itself onto the future like a prophecy.

Striking a Spiritual Chord: In Conversation with Sattyananda.

By Varsha Reshamwala, Issue 24, Melody: A Different Tune
On one hand you have a flute, for example, which is made out of wood, a natural material, and on the other hand you have a synthesizer, which runs on electricity. Anything out of the ordinary is fascinates me...

From Chaos to Cosmos with a Basic Love of Things.

By Aneesha Bangera, Issue 24, Melody: A Different Tune
The name Basic Love Of Things came up in a conversation that we were having about enjoying the things we do at a very primal, basic level. The name sounded good but was too long...

Trans-Fixed: A Do-It-Yourself Musical Mixtape.

By Himali Singh Soin, Issue 23, Wonder: Between Nature and Art.
To make a statue, in all its likeness to the human and animal kingdom, is to set life in stone. When Ismael Sanz-Pena, an animation artist from Spain, traveled to the far reaches of the globe, he sought to find kinesis...

A Cosmic Amplitude: CAMP

By Meara Sharma and Henry Peck, Issue 22, Inertia: Being Both At Once.
Imbued with seemingly endless possibilities, the name CAMP comes to mean nothing. Or rather, it means everything. CAMP resists inertia (instead, it aspires toward infinity)...

You Need a Boat To See This: Desire Machine Collective’s ‘Bhotbhoti Tales’.

By Simone Dinshaw, Issue 19, Will: A Desire and A Destination, March 2013
The people who live there have never built a bridge across the Brahmaputra River for fear of disturbing this celestial pathway. Instead, they move from...


By Payal Kapadia, Issue 18, Hunger, February 2013

Every time we eat, we encounter a memory. Of grandmothers making a special kind of pickle, left out to dry in the summer sun or perhaps of the delicious aroma of that curry prepared...

Dancing Amour.

By Manjari Kaul, Issue 17, Love, February 2013
If love between two people were to be performed, it would be expressed through the intense awareness that two bodies have of each other, in inertia and kinesis: rolling, sliding, pushing...

Raqs Media Collective: On Triangles, Infinity and Learning Where to Stop.

Issue 16,The End is Where We Start from II, January 2013
The Raqs Media Collective is most often a triangle, sometimes a circle and often a shape elusive to geometry, a bubble, a building, a boat. In being, they create. In creating, they think and ...

Aradhana Seth: On Rearranging The World Around Her.

Issue 16,The End is Where We Start from II, January 2013
Aradhana Seth is a designer, filmmaker, artist and wonder-seeker. Daughter of Leela Seth and sister to Shantum Seth and Vikram Seth, she paints a family portrait and places herself ...

Zero to Shunya.

By Charu Maithani, Issue 16, Squares & Circles Issue, December 2012
The journey from zero to shunya is an interesting one. From the nullness of zero to the stillness of shunya, the all-encompassing circle includes and excludes everything and nothing.

Dreaming Art: Kartik Sood

By Kriti Sood, Issue 13, The Fiction Issue, October 2012
He would wear different colored socks… He loved wearing costumes and acting parts of characters he found on the street.


By Rattanamol Singh Johal, Issue 10, Traveling Art, May 2012
Displacement, disruption, disorientation…Temporary Loss of Consciousness (2005), Monica Bhasin’s visual essay seeks a suitable aesthetic language, through the medium of film, to address both the immediate

GOURMET EDIT: consumer safe.

By Veerangana Kumari Solanki, Issue 9, Food Art, May 2012
Weapons of Mass Destruction (2011), was inspired by exploding watermelons in China, and genetically modified, square watermelons being grown in Japan.


By Veeranganakumari Solanki
This virtual space explores three works by artists - who transform the space to become a part of the art work being experienced by the viewers; who in turn become a part of the designed space.

Birthday Blues.

By Rosalyn D'Mello
This piece hopes to engage with the ideas of the intangible and the immeasurable, both of which punctuate any relationship; and the unspoken, unsaid, and unheard 'matter' which informs its historical past, present and

Illusion: Seeing Beyond Seeing
Meaning: In Search of Significance.
Melody: A Different Tune
Rhythm: Ordering Time

Dhrupadi Ghosh is an old friend of mine. We have often had long sessions of adda late at night, discussing her dream projects since her college days at Santiniketan, where she majored in Sculpture.