There are a lot of independent bands and cool music venues. The art scene is young but growing. People have access to really amazing, independent spaces. They’re unusual, like farms in the center of the city or a jazz bar filled with plants, with room to do things you couldn’t in Mumbai or Delhi.

Recently I collaborated on an exhibition in an art deco hotel/artists’ space called TIFA. Young people converted the building into an art and residency space with the hope of fostering a creative commun