Our 18 Best Picks From Music Videos Released In 2018!

2018 was such a smasher year in local music scene of North Eastern India. From International music bands playing at local music festivals to umpteen national acts from metro cities making mini-tours exploring this part of the country, and not to mention, the countless local acts releasing singles, EPs and dropping music videos all year round, it was indeed a year of musical strike  in the local music scene . We saw various local independent artists releasing not just one but multiple music videos in 2018 which speaks for itself about the speedy gear-shifts coming up this year.

From the ocean of music videos released last year, we have handpicked 18 music videos, not based on the number of views on YouTube, the phenomenal VFX or CGI inputs nor the riveting drama and plot behind the video, but how incredibly they jammed with us throughout the year. Here’s our 18 best picks from 2018 (in chronological order):

Pelenuo Yhome – Build A Story (January 4 // The Rec.current, Kohima)

Fame The Band – Autumn (January 19 // Jamsteady X Blooperhouse Studios, Kolkata)

Lai Lik Lei – Eshei (February 19 // Studio Dominance, Imphal)

The Twin Effect – Chasing Shadows (March 23, Dimapur)

Avora Records – Sunday (April 22 // Good Noise Ent, Aizawl)

Fireflood – Rains (May 12 // Tinted Light Studio, Dimapur)

Tali Angh – City Of Lights (May 26 // San Production, Kohima)

Lucid Reccess – Blindmen (July 12 // Lucid Recess Studio, Guwahati)

Featherheads – Haokui (July 25 // The Dialog Media, Ukhrul)

Big Ri & Meba Ofilia – Done Talking (July 27 // Mix & Flow Productions, Shillong)

Avora Records – 23:00 (August 8 // Kings And Prophets Studios, Aizawl)

Lo! Peninsula – Another Divine Joke (August 11, Imphal)

Lateral – Hepaah (August 11 // Lucid Recess Studios, Guwahati)

Sacred Secrecy – Shitanagar (August 16, Itanagar)

Blue Temptation – Blessing (August 17, Shillong)

Lily – Unchained (August 25 // W-50 Muzik, Shillong)

Matilda & The Quest – Thinlung Hliam (September 30 // BigFuz & Quest Productions, Aizawl)

Joshua Shohe & Zonimong Imchen – Never Let You Down (December 1 // The Rec.current & San Production)

We hope to see more of such amazing music video releases this year to make 2019 more remarkable! Godspeed!

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Ramya Pothuri & Ronit Sarkar set out for their debut North East India tour – The Winter Sun Tour.

Singer/songwriters from Mumbai, Ramya Pothuri and Ronit Sarkar (Rono Music) to set out for their debut North East India tour – The Winter Sun Tour tomorrow where they will be performing in 4 different cities viz. Dambuk (Arunachal Pradesh), Shillong (Mehgalaya), Guwahati (Assam) and Imphal (Manipur) within a week’s time.

Ramya Pothuri is a 22-year-old artist born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After living and performing in St. Louis, MO for 10 years, she moved to Hyderabad, India, where she became an avid performer in the city’s hotel and restaurant circuit. A seasoned singer and finger-style guitarist, with an expansive repertoire, she is currently based in Mumbai. She released her first independent EP of original music, titled “We Never Left” on August 24th 2016 and promoted it through her venture “The Living Room Tour”, a series of house gigs around Mumbai organised by herself and Ronit Sarkar. In 2017, she completed a completely DIY tour of Sri Lanka, titled “The Quick And Dirty Tour”, along with 5 other artists. At the end of 2017 she joined the band Ladies Compartment and is now the guitarist and vocalist for the band.

Formerly known as Awkward Bong, Ronit Sarkar is a Mumbai-Based singer-songwriter, who performs under the stage name of Rono. With an independently produced album, ‘In The Brightest Corners‘, released in June 2015, Rono has played several stages and festivals around the country, including the Bacardi NH7 Weekender (Pune 2015) and the Vans New Wave Festival (Bangalore 2015, Delhi 2016) as well as the RTX Project Artist Residency in Sri Lanka in 2016 and the International Writers Camp 2017 in The Netherlands, and has been featured on several programs and online publications like Vh1 India’s Music Diaries, Rolling Stone India, IndiEarth and Ennui.Bomb’s annual “Stupiditties” indie compilations. He is currently writing new music and, inch by inch, playing his way around India’s independent music circuit.

Ramya and Rono’s The Winter Sun Tour will jumpstart tomorrow at Orange Festival Dambuk in Arunachal Pradesh the17th December and wrap up at SCXMS Live Listening Session by Sound Check North East and Meraki Studios at Fika in Imphal on 23rd December.

So, check out their tour poster above to catch them live in your own cities. Imphal, see you on the 23rd.

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GETTING CANDID with POTSANGBAM LINTHOI CHANU (Author)

Full Name: Potsangbam Linthoingambi Chanu

Age: 23

Artistry: Author/Writer

Neighborhood: Uripok Sorbon Thingel, Imphal

Last month, we had the opportunity to catch up with the Supergirl behind the book ‘The Tales Of Kanglei Throne‘ that has been quite the talk-of-the-town recently, Linthoi Chanu from Uripok, Imphal, and talk about her book and all the hurdles she had in making it possible. Read on.

ABOUT YOURSELF

Born on 15th August 1995, I grew up at Uripok Sorbon Thingel, Imphal. I completed my Master’s Degree in English Literature from Pondicherry University. Our family is perhaps a versatile one in a sense that my mother is a Balshree awardee and also a state awardee in her art of Potloi making and my youngest sister is an international award-winning classical dancer. I have four sisters and am the second child. I never met my real paternal grandparents but my relatives told me that my grandfather was a writer too! He established an institute called ‘Jagoi Marup’, a club for performing artists of the early 70s and wrote many pamphlets on cultural themes of Manipur but they said none of his works were formally published. I wished I met him.

EARLY DAYS

Honestly, I have been writing since I could remember! (I still have old manuscripts to prove this). But I guess a lot comes from my foster grandpa (not a real one) who used to feed my young brain with all sorts of weird stories.

FROM WRITING AS A PASSION TO ACTUALLY PUBLISHING A BOOK

Yes, to write down thoughts and imagination is a pure passion but publishing is altogether a different universe. As a newbie author, my publishing journey completely shook me, but am glad I got the courage to break it down and let my thoughts into prints. I shall give a lot of my credit to my editor Pabung R.K. Nimai for supporting me about my decision on publication. If not for him, my work would have never got printed.

DEFINING A PRODUCTIVE DAY

The funny thing about my writing is that I can’t schedule a part of my daily routine to focus on writing. Sometimes, I sit in front of my laptop, staring at the blank screen for hours! And on other faithful days, my brain just burst out with several thoughts at a time and I had to drop everything whatever I was doing and run for my laptop or notepad. This can be called a productive day in writing. Wish it comes often.

ABOUT ‘THE TALES OF KANGLEI THRONE’

My book ‘The Tales of Kanglei Throne’ is based on the ancient manuscripts of Manipur (Puya) and other popular folktales in our community. I started working on the research for my personal knowledge and other academic projects, but somewhere in the journey, several ideas began to weave up into a comforting imagination and I began to write it all down with a charted plotline and character sketch.

The book contains four sections under the title: –

  1. Khamnung, the underworld
  2. The serpent king
  3. The colossal bird
  4. The exiled prince

Each section is based on one or two of the puyas transliterated mostly by Chanam Hemchandra with their archaic titles. However, I have framed for all the four to be interconnected as a line of succession of the heroes on the throne of Kanglei.

PERSONAL FAVOURITE CHAPTER IN THE BOOK

My personal favorite is the third chapter, the colossal bird and it is also the only section that had never been retouched since the first draft. I loved the fight scene between the Kakyel and the two princes.

THE BIGGEST APPRECIATION SO FAR SINCE ITS RELEASE

It took time and me with less of most of the things to have a public influence made my book difficult to wave its presence but with patience and optimistic hope, I waited and do receive a lot of appreciation and support from my readers and other influencing individuals. To name one among these individuals, our Honorable Speaker himself recommended the book for the Legislative library after reading one of my articles and the synopsis of the book.

ABOUT THE PRESENT READING-HABITS IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

We need more writers to create more readers. The reading habits in our society are indeed expanding and I hope to see a conscious community of intellectual citizens in the future who value the power of literature and art to mankind as a whole.

CURRENTLY READING

Presently, am reading Supernatural by Graham Hancock. Been reading this for a year now, I would recommend this to anyone who’s curious about human existence.

MESSAGE TO A BUDDING WRITER

I know publishing is a whole new daring step but never give up and you will be there before you know it. Trust your creativity.

AN IDEAL DAY LOOKS LIKE

A good day for me is having deep intellectual talks with my close friends and family or having a nice home cooked meal with good music.

WHERE DO WE FIND THE BOOK?

Currently, the book is available in or will be available in one of the following bookstores: –

  1. Books And Coffee, Singjamei Thokchom Leikai
  2. Horizon, Lamphel Supermarket, Shop no. 11.
  3. Ukiyo Bookstore, Thouda Babok Leikai, opp. Sangai Express. (Hope it open soon!)

We are so glad to have met the young and talented writer Linthoi and to see her debut book scoring milestones, we wish her the best!

Follow her to check out more of her works here: 

Email ID:  ln.potz@gmail.com
Facebook: thetalesofkangleithrone
Instagram: @thetalesofkangleithrone
Personal Instagram:  @linthoichan

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GETTING CANDID with YAIPHAHENBA LAISHRAM (Illustrator)

Name: Yaiphahenba Laishram

Age: 25

Occupation: Illustrator

City: Imphal

ABOUT YOURSELF

I’m Yaiphahenba Laishram and I come from a small family of five members; my parents, me and my three younger siblings. Dad works as a senior accountant in MGT TATA MOTORSand Mom as an LDC in Lamphel Minor Irrigation Department Manipur. I have completed my masters in Visual Communication Design from the Institute of DAIICT, Gujarat and I am currently on the lookout for a suitable Graphic Designing job in Bangalore.

THE JOURNEY SO FAR

Since early days I had an inclination towards all things artistic and so after my senior high school, I wanted to go to the best Fine Arts Institute and learn more about art. But having brought up in a country like ours where the major population believes that opting only medical science or engineering makes us successful in life, somehow, I was also convinced to take up Engineering, and so I did. I studied my B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering from RITM, Bangalore and that’s when I realized that Engineering was not my cup of tea. So, finally after completing the degree I decided to take up a course where I could learn to merge my interest (art) and the technical know-how I acquired. During that time, through a very close friend of mine, I got to know about CEED (Common Entrance Exam for Design). I was not successful on my first attempt, but I got to learn a lot about the nature of the exam. I got through on my second attempt and that’s how I got into DAIICT.

THE PROCESS OF CREATING AN ART

I start off by trying to see the simplest and the most striking element of the picture (backbone structure) which easily stands out. I roughly start from there and when I’m really satisfied with the initial draft I move on to add shadows and more specific detailing on the background, hair, lips, etc. for the final touch.

STYLE AND NATURE OF WORK

I work with different mediums; pencil, watercolors, acrylics, oil paints, and digital graphics. I, however, prefer working more if not less with pencil and on portraitures at that. Also, I basically go for subjects which have interesting details; eyes are one such feature I emphasize on whenever I draw a portraiture. I also like complex structures and shapes which contains a lot of diverse elements in it, such as the human anatomy, which is one fine subject to start with.

INFLUENCES

Nature itself has always had a strong influence on me. Since my early days, I always wanted to imitate the art of nature and portray it in my works as much as possible. Artists like Michael Angelo, Hayao Miyazaki, Gottfried Helnwein and Marco Mazzoni has also influenced me considerably.

MOST FAVOURITE PIECE

Columbia: I once drew the Sony Pictures Columbia (The lady with the torch) during my final years of B.Tech, if my memory serves me right. What led me to draw that scene was the fascination that stemmed within me after I watched the opening scene to my first Hollywood movie, which begins with the image of Sony Pictures Columbia. I wanted to draw that image ever since and so I did, almost 20 years later. It holds a huge value among my collections so far.

WHEN YOU’RE NOT MAKING ART

Two things: food and music. I am a total foodie and often hang out with my friends during the weekends to go on a munching spree. I also love listening to music. Currently, tuning into a lot Eric Clapton tracks.

ABOUT THE PRESENT ART SCENE IN MANIPUR

Personally, I feel it isn’t as good as I know it can be. I don’t find many user-centric works of art (more of the designs) reflected in Manipur. However, I know this for a fact that there’s a plethora of good and talented artist in our hometown but only a handful get the opportunity to shine while most don’t get what they deserve due to lack of exposure and support. I am not a visionary person but I wish to see my hometown as a place that appreciates and values artists from all spheres of expertise. In short, artists in Manipur should be more aware of what’s taking place around them and come up with artworks and design ideas which not only will improve Manipur but will unite many great minds together (by bringing a shift in the perspective of the public through their artwork with a meaning and to make them understand that a little support can go a long way.)

MOST INSPIRING LOCAL ARTIST(S)

Oja Imobi is a painter from Uripok, Imphal. He makes some of the most amazing works which I look up to and has also received quite a recognition in the field of art across India. He has given me a lot of ideas as well and I find his style and nature of work very unique. Another such person is Linthoi Chanu, the author of “The Tales of Kanglei Throne” who also happens to be my cousin sister. She is a young aspiring and talented writer/novelist and I would highly recommend everyone to also look at her work and give her your support.

UPCOMING PROJECTS

Digital paintings and illustrations are some of the things which I’ll be taking up very soon.

We are so glad to have met local budding artists like Yaiphahenba and get to see his amazing artworks, we wish him the best!

Follow him to check out more of his works here: 

Email ID:  yaiphabalaishram016@gmail.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/yaiphahenba.laishram
Instagram: @yaifalaiz
Behance:  behance.net/yaiphahenbalaishram 

Edited by Linda Horam

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The Raven kickstarts their Genesis Tour tonight at The Vault, Kolkata!

New-Delhi based experimental prog-rock quintet The Raven to kickstart their long-awaited 10-city Genesis Tour 2018 from The Vault in Kolkata tonight at 7 pm. While the tour starts off in Kolkata and ends at The Pianoman Jazz Club in Delhi on 12th of July, it lasts a total of 42 days circling around the North-Eastern part of the country making cities like Siliguri, Kalimpong, Gangtok, Shillong, Guwahati, Kohima, and Imphal a big part of the tour.

“The Raven is something you don’t normally hear. The sound of the band comes from all four members being brought up by different genres, and the lyrics are based on the emotions and situations surrounding us. We generally don’t have a fixed genre, if you happen to watch us live you’ll understand, but if we have to label ourselves then it would Experimental prog rock.

We think of ourselves as people who wanna end the mainstream battle of being an indie band being bullied by the commercial and pop-culture or to be precise show people the actual power of independent music”, the band quoted.

The Raven is Tsemola, Nugen, Andrew & Craig.

Tsemola Decchen, the vocalist of the band likes to portray the dark side of life and painful emotions through her songs. Her love for music started at the age of 12 and has kept her going ever since. She is known for her straight face.

Nugen Nathan, the drummer, balances the band’s music through his vibrant and happy demeanor. You’ll spot him dancing if he isn’t drumming.
Andrew Kamei, the lead guitarist completes the songs with his beautiful guitar licks. He’s the quietest one in the band but has the most brilliant sense of humor.
Craig Dominic Pinto, the bassist makes all the compositions feel just right. He believes music is all you need. He has been playing music professionally for the last 5 years and plans to do it all his life.

The band has been working on few materials which they plan to release singles/EP by the fall of this year.  Check out their lyrics video of ‘Fix Me’ on YouTube or their demos on Sound Cloud. So, if your city is also a part of the tour, don’t miss out on them bunch!

Support the band and keep updated with their releases by following them on:

Facebook: WeAreTheRaven

Instagram: theravenmusic

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GETTING CANDID with JENY RAJKUMARI (Travel & Yoga Enthusiast)

Name: Jeny Rajkumari

Age: 28 years

Hobby: Travel, Yoga, Acroyoga, Street Workouts & Photography.

Occupation: Software Engineer at FWD, Hong Kong.

City: Imphal, Manipur. (Currently in Hong Kong)

ABOUT YOURSELF:

I’m Jeny (J-E-N-Y; with just a single ‘N’) and I grew up as the middle child of a typical middle-class family in Imphal, Manipur. After completing school at LFS and RKSDV, Imphal, I then proceeded to pursue an Engineering degree (IT) in Bhubaneshwar from KIIT University. Right after college, I started working for HP for few months until I got through a campus placement for HCL, Chennai. After almost three years with HCL, I landed a relocation opportunity for Hong Kong in October ‘16 and that’s where it all started for me.

THE BIRTH OF AN EXPLORER HEART!

It was probably the trip to Shimoga (Karnataka) with my dad and my younger brother in July 2015 that made me want to explore more places and document them changing my whole perspective towards travel. But the first accidental solo trip to Gokarna later that same year in November when one of my friends kind of ditched me and I ended up travelling and exploring north Goa all by myself was when I actually discovered the thrilling affair of travelling solo for the first time and ever since I’ve been  mostly travelling solo.

YOGA AND OTHER FITNESS WORKOUT ROUTINES.

It was August last year, 2017, when I was probably the unhealthiest in my life. I was going through a really difficult time in my personal life and was mostly surviving on junk food, and had put on weight. It was then I realized that I needed to make a positive change in my lifestyle. I needed a home to go back to, to reconstruct myself each time I fell down. Yoga is now that home for me.

Initially, I started it as a way to reduce weight and be fit and the routines seemed cool. However, the more I practiced I fell more in love with it. I was continually surprised as I discovered the capabilities of my body that I had only dreamt of thus far. I was also introduced to Acroyoga late in December last year by a friend and have been jamming regularly ever since with the Hong Kong acro jam community every Sunday. I’m self-taught and continue to learn from YouTube channels and Instagram and now the people I meet in my street workouts or Acroyoga jams.

My yoga journey is an integral part of who I am since it’s given me strength during difficult times. I would also love to start teaching yoga in the near future. There are many benefits of the practice and I’d love to share them with people by hosting events back home (when I feel I’m ready) to encourage them to start practicing it. Likewise, meditation has helped me immensely in my practice. 

A DAY IN YOUR LIFE.

Every morning I start my day with a glass of lemon, warm water and honey, enjoy a healthy breakfast, practice Sun salutations for atleast 30 mins, cook for the day (I pack my own lunch and dinner, too, on days where I have to work late), learn something new at work, come back home and practice yoga for another 2-3 hours squeezing in a 15 mins HIIT workout, talk to the important people in my life and then hit the bed before 1 am. In between if I get time to write or read something, my day would be extremely productive. LOL!

BEST AND WORST PART ABOUT TRAVELLING.

Meeting  new people and immersing yourself into the local cultures and diversity is the best thing about travelling. You get to learn so many things on your travels from people you meet along the road. The worst thing is, yes, it’s expensive, and not everyone considers it accessible. Second, staying away from my friends and family most of the time and missing out on their special occasions at home thus failing to keep up with them as much as I’d like to.

INSIDE YOUR BAG.

You’ll always find my phone, power bank, lipstick, kajal, etc. but it usually depends on what I go out for. For hiking and other outdoor activities, I carry my Nikon D3300 camera and its accessories (10-20mm wide-angle Nikkor lens, 35mm and 50mm prime lens, ML3 remote and a compact traveler tripod from Rollei) with which I manage to take my own pictures along with a phone stand and GoPro Hero5 Black. My mat has to be my most essential stuff along with the phone if I go out for fitness workouts.

BEST TRAVELLING EXPERIENCE.

I’d totally go back to those beautiful 7 days of Island life in Andaman with my best friend when we almost cut off the rest of the world and immersed ourselves in the place. Also, my solo venture in Vietnam last year where I stayed with a Hmong family in a village in  Sa Pa, Vietnam for 4 days in bare minimum conditions and lived like a local for those days. A lovely host in Hanoi warmly housed me during my visit there.

LAST TIME YOU WERE HOME.

In February 2018, I came back to India for a friend’s wedding in Delhi and stayed at home for about 4 and a half days. I haven’t travelled much in my hometown per se but I remember this unforgettable trip to Dzukou valley with a bunch of my friends. We stayed in Paomata in Senapati for a night before our trek to Dzukou valley and it was one wonderful experience.

PLANS FOR 2018.

I look forward to a lot of things – in terms of work and my personal life. Mastering handstand, fighting away the fear of swimming in deep water, picking up with my travelling scores which has sadly been low of late (so explore China more), improving my Acroyoga skills, hopefully run a full marathon (42.195K), prep for my first yoga teaching class that I intend to start someday and seeing my parents here in Hong Kong are on the list. Also, seeing my abs for the first time in my life. LOL!

It was an absolute delight having Jeny onboard as Disclosures’ first storyteller. We wish her the best in all her future endeavours.

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GETTING CANDID with RINCHIN CHODEN (Doodle Artist)

Name:  Rinchin Choden
Age: 31 years

Artistry: Doodle, Illustration, Graffiti Art 

Occupation:   Project Manager/ Design Assistant at Alienleaf Studio
Management at Bitbucket Solutions

City: 
Shillong, Meghalaya

Rinchin Choden grew up in a Buddhist family in a small town called Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh. She left home and went to Shillong in 2005 to pursue a degree course but her love for creating art crowned her a job at a design studio called Alienleaf Studio as an intern soon after her graduation and has been living there ever since (12 years). 

She was graceful enough to allow us to peep into her world through this brief chat:

When and how did you first become interested in doodling? What have been your strongest influences? 

2016, as my friends would have said, it was the worst year for them, but it was the best for me. I did a lot of stuff then which is still memorable, doodling being one of them. My strongest influences have been these amazing guys I work with, they have been my greatest support.

Take us through the whole process of creating a new piece.

I usually start with a ‘dot’, wander around it for, like, few minutes.. and then there is no stopping. When I am making a piece with intricate designs I usually take about five to ten days, and I like to be left alone when I am making it. My other work titled “Diary of Lazy Rinzi” is a bit more fun and is about my observation skills (which happens to be real bad).

What else do you do when you’re not doodling?

Apart from my usual job and doodling, one can always find me in the kitchen, experimenting with innovative ingredients. According to my friends I make killer momos. If not the best, at least, the second best in the town.

It is easily noticeable that most of your doodles are in black and white. Any particular reason for staying away from using other shades?

My favorite colors are grey, black and white. I find more dimensions through them. About “brighter” colors, they are yet to equally fascinate me!

What’s the most indispensable item in your studio?

My studio is basically my bedroom and the most indispensable item is my blanket. 🙂

Do you undergo creative blocks from time to time? If so, how do you subdue them?

Ah, that’s hard to answer; I do give myself breaks whenever I am working on something. Those breaks are usually time for daydreaming, where I think about what else I could add to make my artwork more appealing. When I start working on a piece I just think about it day and night till I complete it. So, technically, I’m always working and thinking. Thinking is the greatest work.

Pick up your favorite piece of art and tell us the story behind it.

There was this time when I had a recurring dream which I actually remembered and tried to put it on the canvas. I managed to complete two out of the three series but somehow the last part of the series is yet to be done. It’s about this girl trying not so hard to fit in and letting herself lose control of all the burdens. The medium is permanent marker pens on canvas.

How do you feel about the present art scene in Shillong?

 – Well, Shillong is one big hub for artists. Be it graffiti wall art or painters, we have it all. There are art schools to hone the talents of young and old artists. There are cafes which promote art and then there are groups like The Small Art Project which is a small initiative to bring in all local artists and promote the freedom of creativity through various mediums of art.

What do you think are some of the most inspiring things happening in the North Eastern region of India that encourages the budding talents?

There are lots of events and workshops happening in the Northeastern part of India where young minds gather together and these are the hotspots where budding talents are discovered, be it Music, Sports, and other youth activities.

What has been your biggest accomplishment so far? Tell us about the particular piece.

Recently, I started the project “Diary of Lazy Rinzi”, which is a mini-version me, and the whole idea behind it was to make myself feel good and it’s an accomplishment every time someone says that seeing my work makes them happy.

So, what are you looking forward to in 2018?

2018 – It should be brighter, vibrant and eventful!

We had an amazing time chatting with Rinchin and we wish her the best in her future endeavours.

To keep up with Rinchin’s amusing doodle series The Diary of Lazy Rinzi and other creative arts, follow her social-media handles below:

 

Get in touch with us here if you’d like to purchase artworks to support the artists we feature here or to associate with them in creating your own art projects.  Help us in supporting the local artists to continue making their brilliant works.

A Monochrome Life

Ever wondered how this world would look when the light stops to emit or reflect from the objects around us?

Instagrammer ‘The Noir Experiment’ tries to capture the beauty of nature around us with its unique way of capturing photographs in the absence of color, name and faces of people. The images are simple yet powerful in a very self-pertaining manner screaming out tiny stories of random things that takes place around us in our daily lives yet goes unnoticed to most people.

The Instagramer seems to follow a strict protocol with its captioning game while uploading the images. Each image is uploaded under the three verses: Perspectives, Conceptions and Counterparts relating to outdoor photography, indoor photography and images of the significant other respectively. It is more interesting to figure out that the page tries to keep it low-key by avoiding hastags. But we firmly believe the works on the page deserve more love.

Follow The Noir Experiment on Instagram for more.

Re-defining Meraki.

Meraki (Mee- Rah-Kee)
(v.) to do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into work.
The word ‘meraki’ definitely bears an intense yet captivating meaning to it and also sounds strongly alluring to the ears when we actually say it.
At Meraki Studios, we define ‘our’ meraki as:
(v.) to do or help someone do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into work or into supporting others with their works.

This Could Be An Ice Cube In Your Mouth Full Of Fragile Fire.

To a new chapter with no glamorous name, to a new conquest without fame,
To your darkest days wherein lies the judgement day of your old games.
This is it, this the reckoning of your own words you once used to wear.
This could be an ice cube in your mouth full of fragile fire, oh dear!