August 28, 2015

Origins: Bharat Tiles

In 1922, Pherozesha Sidhwa, a would-be lawyer, was pushed on a different path. Propelled by the Swadeshi movement, he was encouraged to take up industry, which in turn led him to tile making, a field […]

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August 14, 2015

Becoming One

Often, as designers, we are prone to lamenting how a certain concept that was brilliant was not accepted by the client or an idea you proposed was squashed by the team. Somewhere, there is this […]

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August 7, 2015

The Designer: Brenda D’Cunha

Weddings are the biggest festival in India. From the humble neighbourhood ceremony where the couple marries in a ‘pandal’, to destination extravaganzas hosted by the rich and famous, Indian weddings are a community circus. It […]

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July 31, 2015

Defining Greatness

India’s greatest architect, Charles Correa left us on June 16, 2015. He left behind a legacy. Charles helped define contemporary architecture in India, and his astounding body of work will continue to inspire generations of […]

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July 24, 2015

The Kumbh Experience

The Kumbh Mela is the largest religious gathering on earth, held every three years on the banks of the Sangam, the confluence of sacred rivers Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati. Every 12 years, the Maha Kumbh […]

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July 17, 2015

Dialogue: Riyaaz Amlani

Any conversation with Riyaaz Amlani, whether on the subject of business or food, inevitably leads to music. As CEO and managing director of Impresario Hospitality, he’s responsible for wildly successful restaurant concepts such as Mocha, Salt […]

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July 10, 2015

The Designer: Bring in the Rain, Bring in the Shine

At Reay Road, on Mumbai’s bleak Harbour Railway Line, groups of labourers laze and chat in the shade of trees and garages. Ask any of them for the chhatri (umbrella) factory, and many of the […]

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July 3, 2015

A sum greater than its parts: A personal view of the studio practice

The description of a design studio as a physical expanse of space or a number quantifying the composition of a team, seems rather limited. From my ‘insider’s’ view of a studio practice, it is a […]

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June 26, 2015

The Nation Wants to Ban

India has been on a high lately. And like most inebriated folk, the powers that be have been acting on instinct, with little thought for the consequences. I refer to the multitude of bans that […]

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June 22, 2015

Kyoorius Salary Survey: The Results III

The decision to go freelance and give up the safety net of working in a studio or agency, is not an easy one. For one graphic designer, with a postgraduate degree from NID, who’s now […]

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