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Germany India- Infinite Opportunities. A labour of love

This blog post is reposted from Jyotika’s blog -Follow my recipe I very rarely talk about work on my blog. Mostly because my blog is an escape from my work. But in true follow my recipe style I felt this project had a place on the blog for all its heart and warmth. The Germany India- [...]

Veer Savarkar Udyan
Reinventing Public Spaces in India

I miss going for a walk in the park! When I was small I used to go and play in the park near my home. Gardens and parks were a very important part of my life when I was growing up. Having lived in different cities in the US and traveled extensively abroad I believe [...]

Why Loiter? Is Mumbai an ideal city to loiter in?

Studio X in Mumbai last month hosted the launch of a book that highlights women’s access to public space. Titled, “Why Loiter?” The book is an effort of three women; Sameera Khan a Mumbai based journalist and writer, Shilpa Phadke an assistant professor at the Centre for Media and Cultural Studies at the Tata Institute [...]

Street Corner
Redefining the Public Realm in Mumbai

Mumbai as a city is expanding with public spaces diminishing. Studies indicate that 2 hectares of quality open space per 1000 residents in dense urban settings is an acceptable benchmark. Mumbai has a severe dearth of parks and playgrounds to cater for it’s rapidly increasing population. The quality of public realm in our cities is [...]

“A Grand Idea – Inhabit” Competition Brief

What is this competition about? This competition is focused on design solutions that can change our immediate urban environment into places that we can truly inhabit. The first series of ‘The Grand Idea Initiative’ is called ‘INHABIT‘. The ultimate challenge of which is to create solutions that introduce fun, sustainable, and innovative ways people use [...]