Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena
The heart of Pune – acknowledged as the traditional cultural capital of Maharashtra – houses a nucleus of creative thinking that is a multi-disciplinary space for incubating ideas and promoting different forms of art. Located in an erstwhile art deco hotel, TIFA Working Studios is the brainchild of siblings Trishla and Roshan Talera. Since opening its doors in 2015, it has grown into a dynamic centre for innovation, not just in India but also in South Asia, due to its many residencies, festivals and programmes. And, staying in step with a changing world, it is sharply focused on youth culture. As Trishla states, TIFA “is currently working in sectors of new media and tech art, aesthetics of the internet, urban development and gendered and queer realities”.
Photographed by Joshua Navalkar
Trishla, who graduated with a…