Inside the Issue

Inside the Issue

For us at Platform, The Arts has inspired us for the last fifteen years. 2020 has been a tough year on many fronts, however the arts have continued to help many survive, and even thrive. Our new Platform Bookazine celebrates this sentiment, and the power of today’s talent! We present a few highlights from the issue, now available on our website store.

This edition of Platform has Grammy Awards 2021 nominee Anoushka Shankar on the Cover. Her EP, Love Letters is a meditative billet-doux to the world, and sees her, for the very first time, take on the role of a singer. 

The multi-faceted Farhan Akhtar gives us an insight into what goes on in the mind and body of an actor, when transforming to play a part. The actor is set to star as a national level boxer in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Toofan.

Our literature section this year includes an exclusive interview with the Man Booker Prize 2020 winner Douglas Stuart. His debut book, Shuggie Bain, is a heart-wrenching masterpiece. 

A look at path breaking photographer Soumya Sankar Bose’s series, Where The Birds Never Sing, which attempts to capture the Marichjhapi massacre, the forcible eviction in 1979 of Bengali refugees on Marichjhapi Island in Sundarban, West Bengal.

The promising young talent, Ishaan Khatter talks about films, choices and challenges, and lends us an insight into his quirks, likes, dislikes and idiosyncrasies. 

Tarun Tahiliani has now marked 25 incredible years as a couturier, further consolidating his title as India’s King of Couture. He walks us through his journey so far and introduces us to some of the key moments, people, places and conversations that have shaped the designer he is today.