By Editors

From documenting fashion leads and dissecting AAP for the Aam Aadmi, to photojournalistic stories and simple musings obsessing over the minutiae of everyday life, LBBD presents India’s finest bloggeratti {for when you’re done reading the latest from our Little Black Books}.

Border and Fall | Far from must have lists and blatant fashion PR agendas, Border and Fall is a unique showcase of the design talent in India, identifying inspiring and innovative individuals and brands, ranging from photographers, stylists, make-up artists and designers {upcoming and established}, and documenting their body of work via basic, non-filtered and stunningly composed photos. Curated by industry insiders.

Lead to follow: Get a full access pass to Elle Fashion Editor Nidhi Jacob’s eclectic and budget-friendly closet.

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Homegrown | They’re modelled as an Urban Youth Lifestyle publication. Regular updates follow trending stories covering an array of topics from fashion, art, music and culture, to the smaller sub-cultures mushrooming around the country. Log on to get a true sense of all the incredible stuff the country is turning out, from inspiring auto drivers to celebrated musicians. The guys over at Homegrown are huge fans of collaborations, so get in touch with ideas, or an overwhelming need to be published.

Lead to follow: Street Heroes: The Full Story of Mumbai’s Nicest Auto Drivers

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The Delhiwaala | No show of money, big branded belts or sense of entitlement. Not that Delhiwaala. This is the alternative one, the one that follows real, inspiring, at times marred with melancholy stories, about our beloved capital. From food reviews, cultural guides to photo essays and opinion pieces, hit them up for an offbeat and educational introduction to the city.

Lead to follow: City Culture-Rules for Ayahs, The Delhi Golf Club

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Wild City | Think of them as the ultimate music guide. Visit them for regular music features, artist showcases and updates on both domestic and international acts, and festivals. Wild City also curates mixes you can download for free, put together by artists handpicked from around the country, and the world. Another big collaborative enterprise, get in touch if you want your mix to be featured.  Three words: Have Mobile App.

Lead to follow: Wild City Mixes, now on its 75th episode

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Stupidus Maximus | Tune in to writer and stand-up Ashish Shakya’s own personal blog for a riveting journey of being a Punjabi, stand-up and non-conformist riot.

Lead to follow: Chicks, Vodka, Fancy Car, Abki Baar Honey Sarkar {Only because you’re probably from Delhi}

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Tasveer Journal | This online magazine is dedicated to photography, with a special focus on documenting stories from the Indian Subcontinent. Their goal is to map the history and future of the photography scene, from both India and around the world. It covers a wide range of topics {politics, history, art and culture} as a means to showcase the medium as a way of documentation.

Lead to follow: Jannatul Mawa’s photo-essay, Close Distance, on women and their domestic help.

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Wear About | Sartorialist reminiscent, Wearabout documents street style from across India and Bhutan. Far from evidently styled people ‘accidentally’ placed in a public place for the sake of a photo op, Wearabout gets its hand dirty with real life style statements, ranging from regional attire, regular girls and the occasional celebrity sighting.

Lead to follow: The series on Bhutan’s regional street style

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Nilanjana Roy | Journalist, author and literary critic Nilanjana Roy is the former writer of India’s first literary blog – Kitabkhana. Her everyday musings, unwavering passion for books, and opinions on Indian censorship and free speech issues, with the occasional cameo by her pet cats, make for great reads on her personal blog.

Lead to follow: Her On Gender series

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The 545 | They have a single agenda: the Indian general elections. Abandoning political jargon, statistics we hope someone is tracking, and highbrow political journalism, the 545 breaks it down, sorts through the chaos and delivers pieces the most non-political will comprehend.

Lead to follow: The 545 Poll Tracker

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Gaysi | What started as an intimate space for queer desis {gaysis} to share coming out stories, opinions, poems, erotica, book reviews, movie reviews or just about anything else, has now evolved into a massive platform for desis from the South Asian subcontinent; those that identify themselves as LGBTQ. Another member of the collaborative bandwagon, they host desi authors from around the world, and are happy to hear what you have to say.

Lead to follow: Their Personal Story series

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