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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 … Continue reading

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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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Relaunch!

It has been 6 months since I resigned from my job at Gensler in New York, 5.5 months since I moved back to Bombay and I now have 24 hours or less before I begin my new job. I am … Continue reading

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Sharing ideas through an evening of chitchat

Volume 7 of Pecha Kucha Night in Bombay was held last month at the Balwant Sheth School of Architecture. The school made for a perfect setting to share ideas and network. Pecha Kucha Night was devised by Astrid Klein and … Continue reading

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Brunch with Anish Kapoor

This month Bombay Brunch Brigade took a break from its usual drunkenness to accommodate Anish Kapoor’s first show in India. The Brigade met promptly on time at Mehboob Studios in Bandra. The studio set up by director – producer Mehboob … Continue reading

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BYOI: Bring your own ideas

Arbour – Research Initiatives in Architecture, a space for research and conversations on contemporary architecture in India and Asia was launched in the first week of December by hosting a series of conversations on ideas, architecture and practice. Arbour means … Continue reading

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Animal Rebirth!

Animania – a graphic art show, curated by Divya Thakur of Design Temple rekindles our love for animals. The concept of the show has a group of international artists working on graphic visuals inspired by the animals venerated in Indian … Continue reading

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Getaway in Bandra

This past Sunday, Bombay Brunch Brigade kicked off it’s inaugural brunch at Olive Bar & Kitchen in Bandra. The entrance to Olive is discreet so I happened to miss it. I later learnt that one is meant to know about … Continue reading

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Diwali with the Obama’s

Diwali the festival of lights is here and everyone is in a celebratory mood. Diwali celebrations vary from region to region but the most popularly believed myth is that on Lord Ram’s return from 14 years of banishment he was … 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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