Pick of the week
Concerts, stand-up and other online events you just can't miss. The event preview and calendar will resume in a few weeks.
The Injiri edit
Homegrown textile brand Injiri is out with their latest line of saris, in a collection called Teej. Designer Chinar Farooqui has crafted the new range with mulberry silk and has woven the saris using two textiles: jamdani and bandhini. Each version of the drape has vibrant, contrasting shades such as bottle green, red and black, among others, juxtaposed with geometric prints and traditional bandhani textiles. The blouses are designed in muted yellow, pink and off-white. From ₹18,000 onwards on injiri.co.in
Do like Ollie
If your kids are tired of online school and staring at a sceen for entertainment, sign them up for Ollie’s Summer Camp, an initiative by ITC Hotels and Welcomhotel. Named after the Olive Ridley turtle, the weeklong virtual camp includes interactive yoga classes, noheat cooking, painting, home gardening, and more. Preregistration not required; free videos are now available on @ITCHotels and @welcomhotel on Facebook and Instagram. The in-house Ollie’s Corner at properties across India will soon open their doors we are told.
All for art
American-born photographer Waswo X Waswo’s latest work, titled ‘We Are Always Working’, features his signature sepia photographs, hand painted by Udaipur-based photo hand colourist Rajesh Soni. At Gallery Latitude 28, New Delhi, from August 28 to September 28. Details: latitude28.com. This weekend, artistes dabbling in everything from spoken word, dance, theatre, music and magic join in ArtAlone Together. The day-long online festival takes place on August 23, 10 am to 11 pm. ₹200 on Zoom. Details: offbeatccu.com
At Collage in Chennai, designer Rajesh Pratap Singh brings his latest line, A Fluorescent Summer. The white outfits feature neon thread details at the seams, polka and bird embroideries and woven stripes. Till August 31. From ₹7,250 onwards. 28291443 Multi-designer lifestyle and luxury boutique Evoluzione has launched their e-commerce portal with clothing and accessories for men and women, as well as their Evo edits, and a section with gourmet foods coming up. On evoluzionestyle.com.
Best foot forward
The CAI Store, a homegrown womens footwear brand, has collaborated with fashion influencer Aashna Shroff to bring out a capsule collection of strappy sandals and sliders featuring jute accents. From ₹1,400 to ₹2,999 on thecaistore.com. Noida-based brand Oceedee — known for their stylish stillettos — has launched a home edit of earthtoned sliders made of Napa leather keeping in mind the new normal. With subtle orange and white accents, the line of 12 designs are priced from ₹2,499 to ₹2,999 on oceedee.com.
History and music
The India International Centre in New Delhi is hosting a series of online exhibitions and talks. Till August 23, there is a virtual walkthrough of Rome, led by by Caterina Brazzi Castracane, historian and author. An exhibit of photos by Ajit Rana, titled Diverse Asia, features scenes from Bali, Hong Kong and more. On iicdelhi.nic.in. On NCPA’s Facebook page, music writer Narendra Kusnur hosts a live Jazz discussion every Friday at 5.30 pm. It aims to help both novice and seasoned fans develop a deeper understanding of the genre.
Earlier this week, comedian Vir Das sat down for a Zoom conversation with The Hindu’s Vaishna Roy to talk about his new special, Inside Out. Compiled from over 30 virtual shows, he interacts with a global audience, finding common ground in the midst of a pandemic. Proceeds from the show — which will stream on his website for ₹30 per view — will be directed to four different charities. Das also spoke about the impact of political jokes, Kamala Harris, his minimalist approach to travel and more. On weekend.thehindu.com