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A thrilling first week at work

My first day at work I reached the office by 10:18 am and I found myself knocking on the door. I was then let in by one of the office assistants (or peons as they are referred to in India) … Continue reading

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A mixed bag of candies for architects, designers and the like

The Economic Times held it’s 5th Architecture Construction Design and Engineering (ACETech) symposium – where industry professionals showcased their expertise and exchanged ideas. Products and latest technology and techniques were on display from around the world. A variety of Indian … Continue reading

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Most expensive house in the world – wasteful or lavish self-indulgence?

Is such lavish display of wealth necessary and sustainable? The Guardian recently reported Indian Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh calling on business leaders to “eschew conspicuous consumption” and “be role models of moderation.” Reactions to the house have been mixed … Continue reading

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Deep-fried in culture and tradition

This past weekend I made a trip to Vadodara formerly known as Baroda to meet my friend, tangy lemon. As I boarded the flight; business men were making last-minute calls, closing deals and making preparations for their weekend. This is … Continue reading

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Celebrating the past and building for the future.

Hyderabad is at a crucial juncture in it’s cultural history. The city is in a constant battle with itself where it is trying to maintain itself as a culturally rich city known for it’s architecture, multilingual culture and fine cuisine. … Continue reading

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Agents of change

On a rainy Saturday morning at half past seven my friend, Huzefa Rangwala (also known as the loitering lamb on my blog) and I took a cab ride to the Balwant Sheth School of Architecture to attend their annual design … Continue reading

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Young, single and willing to spend

In my effort to understand the Bombay work landscape, today I met an interior architect, Kunal Shah. When I was in New York a good friend informed me about Shah and his understanding of the work culture in Bombay. Shah … Continue reading

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