Joe Pickard

Joe Pickard

By day, London-based Joe Pickard is Books Editor at Monocle magazine, where he is responsible for heading the in-house books team and editing the Monocle Travel Guide series. By night, he is a keen photographer and avid Instagrammer. Both have taken him to various far-flung destinations around the world but his 2017 collaboration with kamalan was his first taste of India.

  • What is the colour of India for you?

    The dusky pink of the Tranquebar Fort or a Munnar sunrise.

  • What is the scent of India for you?

    The gently bruised jasmine of a welcome garland.

  • What is the taste of India for you?

    The sugar coated fennel seeds served after a meal.

  • What is the sound of India for you?

    The exotic twang of the Veena.

  • What is the touch of India for you?

    The feel of smooth, sun drenched stone slabs on bare feet.

A Spectrum of Hues
A Spectrum of Hues

At the tail end of the monsoon, a cool blue tint envelopes the landscape of the Indian Peninsula, lush green foliage shiver in the cold winds...

Narrative Photo Essay
FE_In Between Chores
In Between Chores

One of the things that struck me when travelling through south India was the importance of ritual in everyday life...

Narrative Photo Essay
Places Between Pages
Places Between Pages

I first came across Arundhati Roy’s debut novel “The God of Small Things” as a well-read but little-travelled teenager...

Narrative 5 Min Read