The age of Clinical Minimalism.

In fashion there are fads, in architecture there are trends, in life there is both, fashion and architecture and ofcourse fads and trends. While one cannot really pay much attention to fads or trends, one cannot ignore fashion or architecture. It's been a while since Van de Rohe proclaimed that, "Less is More", an adage... Continue Reading →

White Kashmir!

For the average 90s kid, Kashmir, meant unrest, a slew of news revolving around the militants and the military, peppered by geography lessons of the Himalayas, the Pir Panjal range, the cultural aspects of the beautiful people, succulent apple orchards, salubrious summers, picturesque winters comprising of pherans and kangdis, political unrest followed by a hard-won... Continue Reading →

Much to adore, at Thirty-four!

Nobody likes a grinch, Who make us all flinch, Among the loaded guns, With heavily loaded puns, They are hard to ignore, And certainly quite a bore, When 'em cant be stored, One must find 'em accrued, And chat up a mighty ton, For words make up some fun, As charades, as tunes, as hums... Continue Reading →

The thing about Chronotypes

Listening to the masterclass by Matthew Walker on sleep I stumbled upon the whole idea of living as per one's Biotime and the idea of the Chronotype. While I have always preferred to do certain activities at certain times, I could not have been more convinced by the biotime concept put forward by Micheal Breus.... Continue Reading →

Giac Ngo!

When I last attended the World Architecture Festival in 2013, in Singapore, I was particularly charmed by the work of a new crop of Vietnamese Architects. One firm who's work caught my attention was Vo Trong Nghia architects who work closely with nature, all their buildings have one tenet and that is to include nature... Continue Reading →

Never Demolish

While the above words could seem deterrent to the average architect, they are not for Anne Lacaton and Jean-Phillipe Vassal. But then the two who have been announced as the Pritzker Prize winners for the year 2021, are not your average architects. Building a practice of this very premise, they have a body of work... Continue Reading →

Nutrition 1.0

Food, Clothes and Shelter, these three basics in life have the most number of experts, every person needs them three and every person who uses them three, know exactly what they want. And because of its personal nature there is never one formula that fits all. For every one person that adores cotton, there are... Continue Reading →

Peace out 2020!

The whole world will not change overnight, but then maybe it just will. A new date, a new year, a new beginning! Isn't that enthralling enough? The world has been one this year, no matter the location, the distance, size or shape. 2020 was a year of humility for me personally, it ushered in an... Continue Reading →

No Rules, Rules!

Whatever works, works, and all else smart succinct sayings that convey the message oh so blissfully well, come straight to the forefront. It's a world where we must adapt to what works, to what brings out the best in us, to what makes for the best in us. It's a move on kind of world,... Continue Reading →

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