Kismuth Books is a project of Dipika Kohli.
Dipika Kohli is a designer, published author, conceptual artist and public speaker. The aesthetic link between her different works over the last 20 years has been: imaginative juxtapositions. In bursts, she hosts mini-theaters to gather people and converse about ideas; leads a team of international creative people to asynchronously and virtually co-create a weekly mini-magazine; and continues to develop her own stories here at Kismuth, too.
She published Breakfast in Cambodia in 2016, and is currently working on a six-issue set of ‘zines’ about ‘Design + Discovery,’ with original and on-the-ground reporting of local stories from Phnom Penh, Bangkok, and *secret location* creatives, artists, thinkers, luminaries, and visionaries.
- ‘The Death of Childhood,’ Dying Matters, UK 2015
- ‘Understanding Regional Identity in the Face of Rapid Development,’ ThisBigCity.com 2014
- ‘The Truth of It’, published in Sisters Born, Sisters Found and the Bay Area’s Noe Valley Voice, 2014
- ‘Are we allowed to be creative?’ ProcessedIdentity.com, Ottawa 2011
- ‘Ireland’s Oldest Man,’ feature, Cork Evening Echo, Cork 2002
- ‘Tech Time for Universities,’ feature, J@Pan Inc, Tokyo 2002
- Prior to 2002, Kohli’s freelance pieces had appeared in: AbroadView, Irish Times, Irish American Post, India Today Plus, J@pan Inc., Metro Eireann, The Raleigh News & Observer, Rediff.com, Sikkim Observer, Spectator Magazine, StudentTraveler, Southern Star, Tokyo Notice Board, Transitions Abroad, and her hometown of Durham NC’s Urban Hiker: Stories in First Person*.
- Staff Editor, covering the environment beat for the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, Seattle WA 2004-2005
- Graphic Designer + Co-Editor, covering ‘slice of life’ stories from around southwest Ireland, West Cork Advertiser, Clonakilty 2002-2004
- This is This (2019)
- Breakfast in Cambodia (2016)
- Kanishka (2015)
- The Elopement (2012)
- The Dive (2012)
- ‘Kismuth & The Way’, Saathee Magazine, Charlotte NC 2019
- Kanishka, published as a serial, Preetlari Magazine, Chandigarh 2016
- ‘The Village Report’, Northwest Asian Weekly, Seattle 2013-2014
- ‘Just Being Honest’, Saathee Magazine, Charlotte NC 2013-2014
- ‘Ireland in the World Cup’, as reported from Tokyo for Skibbereen’s Southern Star, 2002
More about her approach to creating new work is at DK’s personal site, http://dipikakohli.com