Design and Indian Royalty

Most kingly is the king of all. I clearly remember my experience on a personal tour of “Salim Singh ki Haveli” in Jaisalmer back in 2014. A 300 year old construction from 17th century and supposedly the only royal construction outside the walled fort of Jaiselmer, owned by the then Prime minister of State Salim…

Design and Indian Craft

Luxury is not what is expensive, it is what is scarcely available. The sight of a Kutchi embroidered clutch in a social gathering against at least a ten of other mechanized Prada and mango clutches indeed makes one emotionally connected to the skill and colors of India. Such is the rich legacy of our country….

Design as “Aesthetics of excess”- Indian Cinema

I would love to work in a Bollywood film as there is so much drama and color in the films there. -Brad Pitt India is the largest producer of films in the world. The cinematic extravaganza that Bollywood brings to life surpasses the combined aesthetics that the world has to offer in this domain. One…

Design as a profession.

I should walk away, before I cant go back. This was the though that gave me strength in loop while deciding to change careers from engineering to design. A change in profession so drastic, was something that bothered people around me, more than myself who was undergoing this process. Their curiosity levels crossed the prescribed…

What is Design?

A mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimension. — Oliver Wendell Holmes Design is one such idea. Over my years of experiences with Design on multiple fronts, I still cannot definitively bound ‘design’ in a definition of a subject. Probably because unlike Physics or Chemistry, design is a…