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.
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
Non-profit St+art India is transforming the country’s urban spaces, one wall at a time.
February 03, 2020
How creative interventions are reimagining the sari as a 21st-century garment.
December 05, 2019
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