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COVID-19 Pandemic’s effect on Craft ...

As the COVID-19 pandemic started to spread in the world, countries found complete shutdown is one of the solutions to control its speed. By this solution it created a very big impact on small and big businesses. The handloom area is badly affected...

Corona, College, and Creativity

When I first heard about the virus back in Jan-Feb, like most people, I assumed the world economy and manufacturing, already suffering because of the US-China spat, will probably take a hit because China will be inaccessible but I figured most peo...

The Lockdown Package

UID Students at the WDO-IBM-DFA COVID-19 Design Challenge As the world was reeling under the near relentless onslaught of COVID-19; rapidly shutting itself indoors and locking down entire countries, The World Design Organization (WDO), IBM Design ...

मसलिन का मुखौटा

ज़हन में उठती चिंगारियों को हवा देती एक आवाज़ सोने नहीं दे रही आज। यूं सपनो में जाने कौन सी खोंच पड़ गयी है। हर बार नींद वही उसी मुकाम पे उचट जाती है। इस खामोशी में पंखे की कराह। मानो कोई हमदम बीमार पड़ा हो जिससे मैं उकता गयी हूँ। हरे रंग का जीरो ...

Spirituality and Design

My students asked me to write about ‘Spirituality and Design’. At first, I thought why have they chosen me? I am not Indian. I don’t have any of their spiritual practices or beliefs. But I took on this challenge of writing about this subject of sp...

What is? to What If? – Speculating through...

In 2006 Philips Design developed a series of dynamic garments as part of their ongoing SKIN exploration research into the area known as emotional sensing. The garment demonstrated how electronics can be incorporated into fabrics in order to show e...

Distorted Holy: Steps towards sexless fash...

Since ages humanity held the masculine group above the feminine group, providing them with all the joy of war and dominance and the positive space of society, whereas the negative space remained with the feminine sector bearing the responsibility ...

Sounds of Silence (Corona Times)

Its 5am and I see the faint light of a pinkish dawn streaking across the sky. Under normal circumstances that is when most cities come alive, the newspaper vendors, milkmen, households that wake up to the clatter of pots and pans, alarm bells ring...

My Teacher – The Flat Tyre

Excited, happy, crazy, mad – that was me on being gifted my first scooter by my parents on my 15th birthday. It was more a necessity than a reward for doing well in my exams. My family had moved houses so now I lived about 10 km away from my...