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artVezotolu Vadeo  on Art

Polish painter, photographer and sculptor Zdzisław Beksiński’s work has immense detailing and that is what makes it interesting. At first glance, one would think he has used pencils to carve out the intricate details in his two-dimensional works. But in reality, he uses oil paints for all his works in the Baroque, Gothic and surrealistic style. Despite that, there are no visible brush strokes in his work, unlike what is seen in most impressionistic works. An interesting facet of the artist is he didn’t give a title to any of his creations. He claimed he did not know what his works meant and was therefore hesitant to label them.

Vadeo is a New Delhi-based artist 


bookPreeti Singh  on books

Bhavya Kaushik’s The Other Side of the Bed reminds you that life is short. It captures the uncertainty of life through the journey of a man who has lost his wife. Losing a loved one unexpectedly is never easy. I connected with the story because I also believe in the idea of “kal ho na ho”. The book brings out the essence of life. It teaches you that life is too short to be lived with grudges. It teaches you to live in the moment.

Singh is the author of crossroads 


musicVenkat on Music

Better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, rapper Aaron Dontez Yates has a unique style of rapping. He is the master of percussive rhythms and his deep voice adds a power-packed punch to his songs. The Industry is Punks is one of his songs that I never get tired of listening to. His record label ‘Strange Music’ has gained popularity amongst rap artists and enthusiasts by offering them a unique style of rapping. Interestingly, as a child, he would rap to learn the spelling of his name.

Venkat is a mysore-based rapper and songwriter 


Diksha Rai on Film

DikshaDirected by Franscois Ozon, 8 Women, is a dark French comedy and musical. The film starts on a serious note, but the humour blends into the build up of the suspense, and that is what makes the film interesting. The director has used different genres of music appropriately throughout the movie. Despite being a woman-centric film, it appeals to men as well. The strength of each character, combined with powerful storytelling, draws in a large audience. Set in the 1950s, the film is witty and stylishly made.

Rai is a Delhi-based theatre artist


Sahil Khan on Food

Located in Mumbai’s Bandra West, Between Breads, a burger joint, is every meat-lover’s paradise. One look at the menu is enough to confirm that. Loaded with strips of bacon, their beef and bacon burger and bacon fries are a must-have. The beef patty is well cooked, crispy yet juicy, and the flavours are intact. In fact, this holds true even for the other burgers on its menu. Order an ice tea of your choice alongside; this is one of the few places that gets it right. Their portions are generous and reasonably priced. The interiors are cozy and perfect for a lazy Sunday morning.

Khan is the co-founder of Dishoomit, a food APP

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