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My two days with Tadao Ando

I have always been moved by the power of architecture. Good architecture elevates the soul, rekindles the spirit and makes one believe in a better today and tomorrow. During my graduate student days in Boston, I was lucky to live amidst buildings like the Frank Gehry-designed Stata Center and the Eero Saarinen-designed MIT Chapel and […]

Posted on: 09-06-2012
In: Columns
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Notes from the 2012 Indian Philanthropy Forum

IPF may not have the sexiness quotient of the IPL, but the ideas that emerge from it are exciting enough to smash many of our country’s pressing needs out of the stadium. IPF stands for the Indian Philanthropy Forum, if you didn’t already know. Before going further I want to distinguish between charity and philanthropy. Many […]

Posted on: 26-05-2012
In: Columns
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Fashion Cycle: Gagawaka

I was happy to curate a conversation with Chemould’s Shireen Gandhy on the occasion of the Mumbai exhibition of artist Vivan Sundaram’s latest body of work, Making Strange: Gagawaka. Vivan spent three years in making the sculptural garments exhibited in the show, by utilising everyday and discarded items, like underwear, sanitary napkins, and rubber tubes. […]

Posted on: 05-05-2012
In: Columns
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My two days with Kenya Hara

Last month, I hosted Kenya Hara in Mumbai as he made a special pit stop in the city on my request, after appearing at the Tokyo Fashion event at the Wills Fashion Week in New Delhi. I’d organised a special lecture for him through the Godrej India Culture Lab, in collaboration with the Taj Group […]

Posted on: 11-04-2012
In: Columns
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Notes from the INK 2011 conference in Jaipur

The City Palace in Jaipur can really turn on the India exotic. Rose petals being thrown on us as we enter? Check. A line of painted camels horses and elephants? Check. Snake charmer, puppeteers, dancing women with pots? Check. And then there comes this point in the night when I find myself being choreographed by […]

Posted on: 21-01-2012
In: Columns
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Notes from the 5th MIT Futures of Entertainment Conference and Nokia World 2011

Tech Square next to the MIT campus is where a lot of young Boston start-ups have their offices. As I climb up to the ninth floor to see Ginger.io, founded by my friend, the newly-minted Dr Anmol Madan, I think about how, despite slow economic growth, the Greek and Italian debt crises and Occupy Wall […]

Posted on: 05-12-2011
In: Columns
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