Architecture & Conservation   About the talk: In this episode, Architect Bijoy Ramachandran speaks to Prof. Rabindra Vasavada, a celebrated practitioner, conservationist, teacher and historian about his time at the IIM Ahmedabad site office (where he started his career) from 1969 to 1972 working with Louis Kahn the American architect, who was commissioned to design the campus,... Continue Reading →

We were on a break!

Yes, as much as we hate to admit it, we are what we see, touch, feel, observe. Hence the pop-culture reference from the once popular television sit-com. What started out as a conversation among friends who wanted to be independent artists, friends who were just a little circumspect, just a little unsure about their footing,... Continue Reading →

मैं अकेला ही चला था…


आज इसके बारे में बात करना ज़रूरी है. 1st October है. बहुत ही musical दिन.

फिल्मों का शौक बचपन से रहा है और ये शौक फिल्मी गानों से शुरू हुआ इस बात से कोई एतराज़ नहीं है. लेकिन फिर बचपन से बहुत कुछ सुनता भी रहा, देखता भी रहा और कुछ एक चीज़ें मन मे गढ़ लीं कि यही सही है.

जब भी गानों का ज़िक्र हुआ, बहस हुई, discussion हुआ, कुछ नाम ही बार बार आते रहे. पंचम, किशोर, आशा, लता, गुल्ज़ार, साहिर, शैलेंद्र… लेकिन अफसोस कि एक नाम उस लिस्ट से हमेशा गायब रहा.

सौमिक (या शौमिक) से मेरी पहचान post graduation के दौरान हुई. ऊपर जितने नाम लिखे हैं वो सारे common factors निकले और लगा कि बहुत बात की जा सकती है. घंटों या दिनों तक नहीं… सालों तक. ऐसा ही हुआ. आज भी ऐसा ही है. ज़्यादातर बातों पर तो एक राय होती थी लेकिन…

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1st October, 2017 Talking about dreams is like talking about movies, since the cinema uses the language of dreams;  years can pass in a second and you can hop from one place to another.  It’s a language made of image. And in the real cinema, every object and every light means something, as in a dream.  ... Continue Reading →


27th September, 2017 Treading along in this dreamlike, illusory realm, Without looking for the traces I may have left; A cuckoo's song beckons me to return home; Hearing this, I tilt my head to see Who has told me to turn back; But do not ask me where I am going, As I travel in... Continue Reading →

Musical Discoveries 2015

F.i.g.h.t C.l.u.b

The Non-Bollywood music post. Here we look at regional languages, foreign languages, desi music movements and much more. Anything that we came across this year (doesn’t have to be released this year) and wasn’t bollywood music-y. Our previous posts like this can be found here for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. In no particular order, here goes 2015 list!

  1. The year started with a bang with Bickram ghosh and Sonu nigam’s ‘The music room’. The album might not have been everyone’s cup of tea because it presented us with the familiar voice treated in an experimental manner. The music arrangement and presentation was splendid to say the least. In the days when people are making songs for getting Bollywood validation or ‘clicks’, an effort like this actually goes a long way in keeping our faith floating. Do hear Saiyyan bina and walida to know what I…

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