I started Mysticeti Magazine in 2021 with the idea of creating an online platform for aspiring writers to share their stories. Over the past two years, it has evolved into an accessible space for artists of all ages and identities to share and explore their creativity. It is now a growing community of more than fifty artists and contributors. At Mysticeti, my role includes sourcing and editing stories, conceptualising illustrations, curating engaging storytelling events and workshops, managing collaborations, and curating the website and social media presence.
Some of my favourite stories and initiatives by Mysticeti ~
Immersive storytelling prompts
Every few months, I curate Leap Out - an experience for readers to pause, reflect and write. This time's Leap Out prompts participants to discover music and explore a new street.
LIVING IN A UNIVERSE HELD BY THE OCEAN
Letter from an artist
Read this letter from Devin Osorio and learn about their art that has been inspired by Hindu, Los Misterios (Dominican Voodoo), and Catholic mythology.
RED, BLUE AND WHITE
A photo essay
Take a guided walk around Taiwan's Rainbow Village.
A series of short stories and words
A series of short stories, vignettes and poems about objects in our homes and ways in which they shape us and our identity.
Visual and sonic writing prompts
A space for writers to share impromptu words inspired by visual and sonic prompts.
Reading and writing club
Bi-monthly reading and writing sessions that I facilitate with a group of aspiring writers.
SURFING TO OUR DOOM WITH THE F16s
BTS interview with The F16s - an indie band based in Chennai.
Short animated movie
A short animated movie about a little girl's wish and her father's dream to make it come true.
Featured stories and initiatives ~
A REMINDER TO CREATE
Featured by The Museum of Art and Photography, Bangalore
Diary entries that narrate my interpretation of Bhajju Shyam's Gond paintings.
A GRANDMOTHER'S BOOK
Quoted by The New Yorker
A note about a book from Mysticeti's library.
Featured by The Hindu and Vogue
Armatuer is a home decor studio that works with handicraft communities to create earth-friendly products. With Armatuer, I curated sensory story boxes that come with words and fragrances for creating a sense of calm and positivity. The collection has been featured in Vogue's list of design-forward curations and by The Hindu's décor column.
Featured by A Humming Heart
A short story that personifies the role of music in helping us to cope with different phases of life.
Featured by The Culinary Institure of America
An invitation to have dinner with a food anthropoligist.