Dishoom Loves. Issue XVIII.

The July issue of Dishoom Loves is already here (and perky, for your eyes). Fill your mind with some of the best South Asian talent, from a 17-year-old playwright sharing her life story, to a beauty expert’s top tips and tricks. And, a doctor who writes about henna.

We’re embellishing our look:– 

With The Henna Archive, by Azra Khamissa. A step-by-step guide to 30 stunning designs blending centuries-old tradition with contemporary artistry. Inside, you’ll find historical designs across the globe, accompanied by personal stories and expert tips. It’s a treasure trove for henna lovers and curious souls alike. 

We’re gathering friends:–

To watch a ground-breaking show by an 18-year-old drama student, Siyani Sheth. The Expulsion of Exulansis is a poignant tale of resilience and hope with mental health, deeply resonating with teenagers, parents and teachers. Anticipate both tears and laughter. Snap up your tickets here.

We’re feeling confident:–

Reading South Asian Beauty, the ultimate beauty handbook by Sonia Haria. Explore skincare, makeup and wellness secrets that enhance radiance – from the significance of kohl and Ayurveda to practical pantry recipes and the cultural impact of Bollywood. This guide is a beautiful friend. 

We’re roistering at:–

Dialled In, an all-day festival celebrating South Asian culture, arts and creativity. We expect an ecstatic mix of 30 DJs, live acts across six stages, terrace parties and AV installations. We’re official partners, serving up delicious food and hosting a series of music workshops. Booking in advance is wise (those who do may frolic later).

Read the café stories

Suggested Reading

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Permit Room Cambridge: A tribute to 1970s Bombay

Arched into the cobbled lane of Trinity Street, behind a mustard yellow door, an all-day bar-café cuts loose. Not to be confused with the buzzy bars in Dishoom cafés, this Permit Room is entirely other – a tribute to the way Bombay kicks back and cuts loose – a salute to the city’s permit rooms, beer bars and drinking holes.

Dishoom Loves. Issue XVII.

June brings the promise of sun-drenched days – or monsoons – balmy nights and a smattering of first-class cultural happenings.

Dishoom Impact Report

People, community and planet.

Dishoom Loves Issue Sixteen

Dishoom Loves. Issue XVI.

May has us buzzing. The scent of the fresh, juicy Alphonso mangoes, two long weekends, cultural exhibitions, new documentaries – there’s a lot to soak in.