Sneha Mehta is a writer and designer, based between Mumbai and New York. She writes about the cultural implications of design, and how the objects we surround ourselves with shape our identities.
John Bissell’s cult lifestyle brand has supported rural artisans for over 60 years. But will the company’s looming IPO put this very mission at risk?
November 16, 2021
Twenty-five years ago, the universal port changed computing as we know it — but the inventors never profited. We interviewed him to find out why that was intentional.
October 05, 2021
Despite nearly 9,000 miles separating the two cities, they are home to the largest concentration of Art Deco buildings in the world.
September 01, 2021
The iconic butter brand’s take defined how Indians consumed news. But with less room for political dissent, the Amul girl has been holding her tongue.
July 28, 2021
The aesthetics of Indian matchbox covers have seen a resurgence as contemporary artists celebrate the work of designers who still remain largely unknown.
May 19, 2021
A $100 laptop was supposed to change the world. Its failure reveals the dangers of the design and tech industry’s Western-centric conditioning.
September 17, 2020
UNIQLO’s kurta collection popularizes the ancient South Asian garment, but also elicits mixed reactions.
July 13, 2020
Are celebrities playing dress-up with South Asian fashion appropriating culture or celebrating culture? The problematic trend and corresponding debate hasn’t really gone away.
May 21, 2020
How a simple inscription embedded in the streets of America’s cities can trigger nostalgia and reveal stories about global trade.
March 31, 2020
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