October 9, 2015

The Designer: Mechanical Gods and Goddesses

It looks like the gods have descended upon Lalbaug in central Mumbai. Near the now defunct Ganesh Talkies, in a shed crammed with half-done deities, 33-year-old Santosh Kambli establishes the reach of his business with […]

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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 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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April 17, 2015

The Designer: Gulbai Tekra na Mota Dada

Gulbai Tekra in Ahmedabad has been the subject of many a photo essay in the recent past. This settlement is a seemingly small slum connecting two of the busiest roads of Ahmedabad — Panjrapol Crossroad, […]

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March 20, 2015

The Designer: Bending a new curve

The Old… Street vendors selling anything from fruits and vegetables, to clothes, electronics, newspapers, shoes and furniture on pavements, are a regular feature of many Indian cities. One such shop located on the bustling road […]

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November 28, 2014

The Designer: Ahmed Kazi

“Kites give these young children a reason to look up in the sky and to play in it. And that is not any ordinary action; it will give them the ability to dream,” a 70 something Mansood Khan […]

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October 17, 2014

The Designer: Manish Sharma

As we percolate from the metros to non-metros (smaller cities/local designers), the definition of design keeps changing and getting more interesting. And to bring forth these interesting insights and stories is one of the reasons why we started […]

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August 8, 2014

The Designer: Sheikh Sameer

We had passed this small furniture shop ‘Safiya Handicraft’ at the traffic infested junction between Mahim and Bandra a number of times. The intricately carved furniture and the relentless work force engrossed in their work, […]

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June 17, 2014

The Designer: Mohan Sakpal

“Perfection has become a habit for me now. I have worked around this design to cut down on the cutting and pasting cost but post this, if the design doesn’t look beautiful, it’s not worth it. That’s why […]

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April 22, 2014

The Designer: Atul Ved

Zaalim lotion, Creative Paan Beedi shop, Ramlal Halwai, Mucchad Paan wala, Parsi Dairy farm, Shyam Garments- These are just a few names from the plethora of “local” shops and brands in cities. At one of […]

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