Dharavi Biennale – Asia’s largest slum goes Artsy!

When Danny Boyle portrayed the Dharavi underworld in his Oscar-winning opus “Slumdog Millionaire”, cinema goers around the world realized that an Indian version of the Brazilian favelas did exist. The hardships, poverty and shanty living conditions he artistically captured in his piece personified the very soul and will power of its residents. With the controversial slum tourism dilemma on the rise, a guided tour through the slums is seemingly demeaning and frowned upon. But the financials and hard work of the Dharavi slum-dwellers is paradoxically inspirational.

Because I think I am good enough

It’s quite sad how we’re limited to showcasing our talent through a one page CV and are left at the perils of an HR professional to make a decision that could forever change our lives. I recently submitted an application to one of the world’s best creative agencies. The problem is that I don’t have any agency…

Why You Should Make Your First Resume At 16

The only genuine manuscript that documents our entire existence, highlights our contribution to mankind and gives us a remote sense of self-importance is the résumé. Quintessentially speaking, it is almost as important as our birth certificate or passport, being the only real indication that we have accomplished, if anything, in life. The resume is what…

Creating a Masterpiece!

Every artist pines for the moment when he painfully scripts that masterpiece. A work of art so elegant, surreal and reflecting of the artists’ true nature, that he feels his purpose is now complete. Anything else he were to create would be but a lackluster combination of words or musical notes, incomparable to his finest…

Making a Difference!

Altruism is the caveat we prescribe ourselves when we realize the scales of greed have tipped over, in the face of the visceral needs of our consumerist existence. It could be the self-condemnation, or in rare cases, even the Samaritan in us that exhibits the philanthropic side of us. But at some redefining moment, whilst…

A Man among Men

When Don Draper epitomized masculinity in AMC’s hit television series Mad Men set in the 1960s, he wasn’t exactly a role model of sorts, and to be quite brutal, self-destructive at minimum. But the dapper suits and slick hairstyle, the incessant smoking and drinking and his endless desire for beautiful women did not rocket the…

The Morning Routine

There is nothing more terrifying than waking up in the morning to an empty bed, a deserted living room or to the staunch of last nights’ Chinese takeaway wafting through the room. Darting around the room, my gaze fixated upon the stack of papers on the sturdy, oak desk. Promising myself that it would be…