2010 - 2012
– magazine, India, subculture, design
Motherland is a theme-based bimonthly magazine that, first in India, discards stereotypical "general interest" issues and instead provide an in-depth perspective on the trends, issues and ideas emanating from contemporary Indian subcultures.
Designed to be a collector's magazine, each issue follows a unique theme around which editorial and visual content is organised. The magazine's look - reworking traditional Indian design elements - and the range of stories ensures that the scope of the magazine is both local and global.
Destiny's children - For the children of Tihar Jail, the time spent in prison with their incarcerated mothers can bring unexpected opportunities. (Prisons issue)
Ghosts for hire - How increased Internet connectivity has brought about India's first wave of career ghostwriters. (Ghost Stories issue)
Paris, Milan, Dimapur - In fashion forward Nagaland, being stylish is more than just a common pursuit. (Northeast issue)
Urban outfitter - Artist Asim Waqif brings ecology issues to light through his work. (Ecology Issue)
My name is K V Stalin - Why Kerala people from Kerala decided to call their children with names of Soviet inspiration. (Party Issue)
Planning the next hit - Things to know before you embark in an eclipse chasing adventure. (Stargazing Issue)
Contemporary vedic astrology - What questions do people in the New India have for their astrologers? (Stargazing Issue)
Role: Staff writer.