Women & Wheels: India’s Female Biker Clubs

Motorbiking — to date seen as a testosterone-fueled manly pursuit, is getting a much-wanted makeover. A leather-clad, high-speed, gender revolution on wheels — India’s all-women biker clubs — is rapidly gaining popularity in India. Scores of women in India are breaking gender stereotypes and taking on the open road, crushing social barriers as they hop on […]

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TheVibe’s Guide to the Aurora Borealis

With the first month of the calendar year already gone by, the winters too are on their way out. But as the nights get shorter, and the tropical heat comes calling, there is salvation to be found elsewhere. Take a respite from the Tropics between now and April to discover the greatest light show on […]

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The Red Forest of Chernobyl: In Pictures

In the early hours of April 26 in the year 1986, a sudden surge of power during a routine reactor system test destroyed Unit 4 of the nuclear power station at Chernobyl, Ukraine, in the former Soviet Union. The test, which was deemed so unimportant a matter that the plant’s director chose not to make […]

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Much Love to Many Lovers: An Exploration of Polyamory

Take a long, filling look at a painting that’s not uni-coloured or bi-coloured. If it has more than two gradients, note how they complement one other, like a mosaic. Maybe the blots and stroke flaws are apparent. But that’s universal to art, right? A perfect piece, an imperfect piece, a uni-coloured block, a bi-coloured painting-it’s […]

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In Conversation with Sasha Rainbow, the Visionary Behind the Lens of Oscar Longlisted Documentary Film, Kamali


Meet the multi-faceted Sasha Rainbow, a storyteller, filmmaker, artist, and the visionary behind the lens of the award-winning short documentary film, ‘Kamali’, which has recently been nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award in the category of Best British Short Film.  “I believe that stories find you,” Sasha says, “There […]

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Surfing Swami aka Jack Hebner, who recently passed away, leaving the entire surfer community devastated, has left a lasting legacy of surf culture that lives on here in India. These are a few surf spots that have mushroomed over the last few years – a grand manifestation of Swami’s vision of a freeliving lifestyle from when he […]

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Pass the pasta: Tracing pasta shapes


Picture yourself twirling your fork through perfectly cooked strands of spaghetti, with the tanginess of the tomato sauce and seasoning hitting soprano as you take the first bite in. The next bite brings in more twirls, more pasta. By the time you dig your fork for the third time, all the remaining strands seem like […]

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‘Tis the Season: Christmas Around the World


Christmas is finally here! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and around the world today, people will sing carols, drink eggnog, hang shiny baubles upon the needles of Christmas trees, and exchange presents with treasured family and friends. Though most Yuletide traditions remain the same around the world, the spirit of Christmas is celebrated in […]

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The Art of Citizenry: The Art from Politics

Courtesy: Deepak Ramarao

In a world where rules confine, art liberates. The sole creative expression breeding among an artist is what sets him apart. At the same time, there’s a connection that binds everyone with their feet firmly on the planet’s ground. The art of politics is a country of a few, but art from politics spells a world […]

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