The Team


Pranavesh Subramanian 
(he/him)
Pranavesh is an alternative comedian and writer based in New Delhi, and is a graduate from the MA Cultural Studies programme at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is interested in the confluence of capitalism and popular culture — specifically comedy, sport, and Hindi and Tamil cinema. He forms 1/4th of the alternative comedy project Brainfart Productions, and when not thinking of comedy or capitalism, he can be found playing the video game Football Manager.



Fieni Aprilia

(they/them)
Fieni is a freelance photographer and graphic designer. They took MA Cultural Studies at SOAS, University of London, focusing on South East Asian films, popular culture, and literature. Somehow, that degree makes them love bad films, weird shit, and popular culture even more than before. Amongst other things, they’re very interested in the topic of horror and hauntings as a means of social control. They enjoy talking to animals, freediving, and other extreme sports.



Ego Heriyanto 
(he/him)

E.G.O for Endless Growing Options (yaaay creativity?). A lame campus actor and a half-ass poet who went to Goldsmiths to study Black British literature and theatre, here goes one of my poems:
I do drama/counting the lingering trauma//sounds like an intrigue/but smashes like magic/leaving you/catatonic//they said 'foreignness maketh magic'/whatever//rest assured/unlike the magic of rolling/mine is not/transphobic//


Harry Isra
(he/him)
Harry Isra is a part-time researcher and amateur photographer. Upon finishing his MA in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, he returns to Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, and becoming a collaborator in Jalur Timur (a collaborative platform consisting of researchers, artists, writers, and activists that focusses on archiving and disseminating knowledge about Eastern Indonesia). His interest is ranging from any specific quotidian examples (such as banknotes, family album, and their intersection to social, economic, and political changes) to popular culture and literature in the post-colony.












SCARS AS PORTALS

SUBMISSION by Nerges Azizi“Scars in our everyday worlds have lives of their own: they itch and get sore, they change their size over time, rashes erupt around them, it is hard to lie on them, because they still pulse pain. They react to temperatures and climates, to weather changes and seasons“ (Read more)

IT’S NOT VAR, IT’S CAPITALISM

SUBMISSION by Pranavesh Subramanian“What the fundamental philosophy of VAR overlooks is that football — like much of every other part of life — does not operate in binaries of correct and incorrect as much as it does in grey areas and randomness.“ (Read more)

HOW CAN A GAY MAN FINDS LOVE IN A SMALL TOWN?

SUBMISSION by Yanam Heche“Would it be so bad if you came out? Why risk the comfort of home when there’s no place else to go. Is love so much to ask? If a small town can provide a safe space for gross uncles to cheat on their wives, surely, it can allow you innocent love?“ (Read more)

AN ODE TO A ROAD: WHAT THE CENTRAL VISTA PROJECT LEAVES IN ITS WAKE

SUBMISSION by Kartika Menon“ I know I feel a sense of personal loss, for the one city I can call home, now has its heart missing.“ (Read more)