Is architecture profession still suffering from gender inequality?

"Where are all the female architects?" Women have always been at the driving forefronts of architecture as a profession. Nameslike Zaha Hadid and MJ Long have left their unique golden marks in the pages ofarchitecture and history. However, it is also true that there is a huge gender disparity inthe profession and women have been … Continue reading Is architecture profession still suffering from gender inequality?

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It so happened…

Stabbing my heart With a thousand needles This rain doesn't quench The filthy thoughts of riddles The sky is blue, but the sun is dim Just a matter of seconds And it so happened Walking over the clouds Of the real dark dreams Thunders suppress their screams With each step comes a comfort An addiction … Continue reading It so happened…

माया है ये नगरी: मुंबई

जो भी कहता है ये माया नगरी सोती नहीं झूठ कहता है सच तोह यह है कि इसकी हवाओं में कुछ है जो हमें न सोने पर मजबूर कर देता है चाहे हो मध्य रेल की लोकल ट्रेन या हो दादर में रुककर सांस लेने वाली पश्चिम रेल चलते रहो, चढते रहो बस रुकने का वक़्त नहीं देर कर दोगे तुम अगर अगर गाड़ी थमने से पहले तुम उतरे नहीं फिर भी न जाने क्यों यह कभी थमती नहीं अपनी ज़ुल्फ़ों के अंधेरों में लपेटे है रहती चाहे हो झमाझम बरसात या हो आपातकालीन स्थिति कोई हर चहरे में छिपी मुस्कान कहती है कहानी अनसुनी कोई आंसुओं को पीना, दर्द में हंसना इंसानो को माया से मिलाती है ये नगरी इसके कोनो और नुक्कड़ों में स्वयं के प्रतिबिम्ब से मिल पाओगे ढूँढ लोगे खुदा को भी अगर स्वयं को धूढकर खो जाओगे विडंबना तो यह है कि इस आसीन जमावड़े में कहानिया सीमित हैं ज़िन्दगी की कागज़ के मायावी ताले में मोह की मधुशाला हो या रात का नशा यहां सब है मिलता भूलभुलैया और मंज़िल भी यह माया है और मोह भी थोड़ा हटके थोड़ बचके ये मुंबई है, और एक ज़िन्दगी भी। Art-Illustration by: Aarushi Bhawsar

Indefinite Un-realities

Another night went wild In this palace of illusion My boat kept on flying Like a saucer in confusion. Dipped my feet in the water To cool the heat of summer Froze my feet to diamond knives Inside, beating my heart like a drummer. To calm the pain of frozen smiles Another night took over … Continue reading Indefinite Un-realities

Trek on the Frozen Waters

The following is a travel experience of Chadar Trek shared by Akhilesh Dhurkunde. I have tried to put his thrilling experience in my words. Have a read to this text describing an adventurous experience of walking over the frozen glaciers in the Himalayas. I hope you like it. You know a trek is a once … Continue reading Trek on the Frozen Waters

Mills of Bombay: Remains of Hope

Apart from being the economic capital of India, affording a livable space in Mumbai is a matter of hardship for a common man. In between providing employment, housing and livelihood, the city has jumbled up all the rules of better living conditions. In a race of providing further economic development to the country, it has … Continue reading Mills of Bombay: Remains of Hope

Retooling Architecture Education: Necessity or Fantasy?

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” -Charles Kettering No matter how much mankind learns, changes over time remain the best teacher of all. In order to survive, you always need to match pace with a continuously progressing world. The principle has always remained the same if we … Continue reading Retooling Architecture Education: Necessity or Fantasy?

A gift, A Curse

Queenie Goldstein is a J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World character. She is an important character from Fantastic Beasts series who is a Legilimens – someone with the ability to extract feelings and memories from another’s mind. In the movie Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald, she is seen making tough choices that are far more complicated … Continue reading A gift, A Curse