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Santosh More - Kala Ghoda Festival - Feb 2012 - Prohibited II
Prohibited by Santosh More

We were sent the work of Santosh More recently. Given its architectural and urban overtones his work resonated with us. Santosh’s work is being exhibited at the Jehangir Art Gallery & Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai from 22nd Jan to 20th Feb 2013 by independent curator and arts representative Shraddha Purnaye. Here is the [...]


 
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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- [...]


 
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Krya

Kyra is a compostable, completely natural, environmentally sustainable, detergent powder made from certified organic soapberries- Visit Krya website here


 
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Redesigning the rickshaw ecosystem

I have always found 3 wheeler rickshaws that ply the roads of India extremely convenient. They are everywhere, affordable and go places where a taxi cab cannot. Its common knowledge that these two stroke engine vehicles are huge pollutants. Auto rickshaws seem like such a South Asian phenomenon that its tough to believe that rickshaws [...]


 
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Unbox Festival

India seems to be on the brink of exciting new things especially in the realm of art and design. As a young creative practitioner, its inspiring and encouraging for me to see examples of the new work that is emerging from the country.The UnBox festival was once such platform that brought together 200 practitioners, academics, [...]


 
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Urban + Fun = Urfun Lab Surat

I stumbled upon Urfun Lab during my regular morning RSS feed trawl. Indian by design, a prolific design blog I subscribe to had a blog post about an interesting urban intervention project that caught my eye. It was a project by a group called Urfun Lab from Surat. As per my references online, the group [...]


 
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Rethinking low incoming housing in India

A lot of affordable housing work in developing nations like India is handled by the government. Government of India is not exactly known for its taste in architecture and design. An interesting story that I read in the Knowledge Wharton blog goes like this – the Tamil Nadu government built low income housing for milkmen [...]


 
The DIY’ers – Part 1 | Haruka Horiuchi & Frank Hebbert

Supertable (previously called the Mobile Activation Station) is a project  by Holobiont (Haruka Horiuchi & Frank Hebbert) . It was  selected as the winner of the ‘Grand Idea Competition‘ organized by Designwala this summer. Haruka and Frank won a grand or $1000 to make their idea come to life. Supertable is a portable reconfigurable table [...]


 
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Just Dial

JustDial maintains a large and updated database of all local businesses and services not only for metro cities but also for all small towns in India. Just Dial’s service came into existence in early 1990s when VSS Mani, founder and CEO, identified a user need . In a news channel interview he mentioned, “Things never [...]