Commute Stories | Quarterly Issue 1, March 2018
In glorifying travel writing, we often forget about the journeys we make every day. Commutes may not be the favorite part of our day, and sometimes we might even dread Monday mornings a little bit more because of them, but our first issue in 2018 attempts to lift commutes out of the drudgery of routine.
An illustrator looks back at how her commute catalyses comfort
An initiative that preserves and promotes art on lorries—the original commute-vehicles for all our everyday things.
Commutes sometimes bring eccentric personalities into our prosaic lives. One such story.
The founder of a book-drop initiative along the Delhi Metro on how she found joy doing what she does.
Commutes—making you the star of your own story, while also teaching you of your insignificance
Despite being equipped with navigators, navigation systems, advice from your mother and your constant vigilance, nothing can prepare you for a ride around Bombay city
Daily Design | Quarterly Issue 2, July 2018
How many things do you use on a daily basis that you don't appreciate the importance of until you can't access them? Think of the thoughtful "peel-here" edge on the cheese slice wrapper, or the tiny projection on the butt of your stapler that undoes a hasty decision to staple. In issue 2 of 2018, we are taking a moment to focus on these quiet, largely anonymous innovations in everyday design that make the daily possible.
Some of our favorite creatives talk about their design-inspirations and tools that make everyday life easier for them.
Between loose sheets and punched holes or staples, this looped-trombone has offered the perfect mid-path to keeping our sheet(s) together .
A timeline of fascination and frustrations with the many tools that deliver a breakfast favourite to the table
A peek into interior-design when you live by an ice-stupa
On the importance of ornate balustrades
Snippets of textures and colours that you can #lookoutfor
From ink-pellets to orange-peeler knives: A meditation on the design of carefully curated found-objects
On being inspired and informed by flora and fauna
Everywhere Art | Quarterly Issue 3, October 2018
What is art? Does its status need to be validated by the weight of its author or the place where it is displayed?
Can decrepit structures or paan-stained walls be art in themselves? Better yet, can they be imagined as canvasses for something entirely new?
From things overlooked in our noisy and cluttered big-cities, to what we can hold in our hands in the solitary confines of own rooms, this third edition of the TLJ quarterly focuses on various sights that demand a re-look as ‘art’.
An interview with the curators of a recent exhibit, shows how oft-overlooked art can be a catalogue of its times
Each letter of the alphabet is a work of art.
What sort of beauty do Kolkata’s roadside print-out posters, with faces of many girls and women, depict?
In Delhi, the Tripolia Gates in the city’s north stand like silent sentinels through modern urban chaos
A host of art projects around the world are showing how to find and sustain creativity and wonder through common sights
Unlikely pieces of art in a secret, lush green field
An illustrated poster at a nearby health clinic causes much discomfort between a mother-and-daughter duo
Recalling ‘18 through food | Quarterly Issue 4, December 2018
In almost every inch of the snaking lanes of India’s old cities, or in the sameness of impersonal and brightly lit food courts of its newer metros, kitchens are always bustling, exhaust fans are forever buzzing, and people are munchingmuching and moving on.
But let’s take a step back for a minute, away from steam and smoke.
With this issue, TLJ is teasing out stories that take time to understand a more slower, personal meditation with eating: why we eat what we eat, and how and where we eat it.
What better way to look back on your year than through how your eating has shaped you. We sign off for the year with one thought: Let your food breathe.
A conversation on how food facilitates friendship— with oneself and with others
In 2018, going farm-to-table, at home
Looking into food’s distinct presence in the memory, and consequently, oeuvre of BohraSisters, the unique stop-motion making duo
Luxury breaks in short bursts this year brought some great food into this author’s plate
How eating at impersonal food chains becomes this author’s personal coping mechanism
Food led this duo to some of their best 2018 memories