These Photos Of Afghanistan Before The Taliban, Will Break Your Heart

What do you picture when I say the word ‘Afghanistan’? Rubble? Violence? Death? That’s what Afghanistan’s turned into since the Taliban took over, since it became a war-ravaged country. But before this? Before the Taliban first entered the country in 1996, Afghanistan was beautiful. A country still trying to find its place in the world, but a safe haven for its people. Photograhper Bill Podlich first took photos of the country in the 1960s – and while his work is the most prominent in capturing a pre-Taliban Afghanistan, images from other decades echo what he first noticed: Afghanistan was so…Continue Reading

This Desi Artist Is Turning Your Life Into Art, & It’ll Make You Think

Did you grow up wanting and knowing that you’ll be able to do a million things with your talent? Yeeep. Neither did I. But Avinash Jai Singh did. See, I came across Avinash’s art as a part of the Uncover project, and immediately fell in love with it. His work is surreal, deceptively bright, and most of all: it looks like pages out of a millennial’s life. The most impressive bit? He DOES IT ALL. From photography to film-making to illustrations. Like I said, he grew up wanting and knowing that he’d be able to do a million things with…Continue Reading

31 Beautiful, Raw Photos That Prove No One Does Weddings Like Us Indians!

I grew up watching waaaaaaay too many romantic movies. Movies that had me wishing for a fancy, foreign, white wedding. But then I actually started attending weddings and I quickly realised that traditional Indian weddings, with all their fun, music and colours is where the REAL goals are at. See, Indian weddings aren’t just a celebration of love – they’re a celebration of family, of lifetimes spent together, of fun, promises and new beginnings. They’re everything weddings are supposed to be, and honestly – they make me want to have one even though I’M NO WHERE CLOSE TO READY. AT…Continue Reading

How My Worst Breakup Taught Me Life’s Most Important Lessons

I won’t lie. I wouldn’t want to relive the first half of 2016. It was the worst blow my heart’s taken in a long time, but to be honest if I was given a choice to erase that year out of my existence, I wouldn’t. Because no matter how messed up the first half of it had been, it was one of my favorite years in the almost-30 stint I am heading towards. I am assuming we’ve all been through a breakup that’s opened a gap within the center of our chests with constant pain spilling out. And mine was…Continue Reading