Tea shop Urbanism – A microcosm of Indian public realm.

Urban physicality is a complex network of systems; a family homemaker would be worried about the hike in the price of tomatoes in the grocery store, (s)he starts discussing with another homemaker from the neighbourhood vis-a-vis the dialogue is carried out to a water tap, where men and women wait to fill up their buckets, …

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Vandiyur Lakefront Development- An Urban Intervention

etcetera, etcetera and etcetera.  City centre of Madurai, a sterilised urban form, on the river banks of Vaigai, is defined by its streets that were constructed with a yardstick that fits exactly a bullock cart. Don’t even get me started on the current tensions of violation that are in mutiny against the statutory. Statutory is …

Ignored-Framed: Revitalising Mumbai Mills

Ignored- framed is about the forgotten textile mills of Mumbai, that became disused and non-functional after the Great Bombay Mill Strikes of the 1980s. Occupying more than 6 acres in the heart if the city, Shakti Mills was allowed to degenerate for more than 35 years, a span of time that devolved it into a …

Swa-oorja : Envisioning a Zero Waste Pune.

Our relationship with waste in today's time and age, is from what we consume to the dustbin, rarely do we choose to know what happens to it after the 'kachrawala' collects it from our house. The blame for this lies with the boon of globalisation and urbanisation, wherein specialised systems are put in place, tending …

Millennials and the Chennai Vardah Cyclone

We are the so called millennial generation. We like to feel special, we have earned a lot of resentment against our generation—the notion that “we’re a spoiled, entitled legion of precious snowflakes who expect prizes just for showing up, pout when we’re insufficiently petted, and never go anywhere without slathering on creamy layers of self-esteem.” …

City and its Footprint

Would you like to know exactly what your ecological footprint is, and why it is what it is because you live in a city? Are you a person who drives to work everyday or do you use public transport? Do u live in the suburbs or do u live in the centre of the city? …