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Eating vs dining

A dining out experience, for me, begins with the internet. I take my pick from the way the place looks in pictures. While out for meals, friends tuck into their entrees, and I…

Lights, Camera, Architecture!

As a design reporter, I’m exposed to pictures of structures everyday and each one evokes a different reaction in me. Most of us experience architecture through photographs — we can imagine the Eiffel Tower,…

Frame By Frame

What’s the one thing about structures that hits you between the eyes and leaves you dizzy with delight? For some, it may be the art adorning its edifice, or the way its steps…

Hidden History

Let me make a confession first. Even though I wish to, I haven’t travelled much. But whenever, and wherever I’ve been, it has left me fascinated… the mind crowded with images of the…

Shadow of Culture

It was a couple of years ago, perhaps at the beginning of 2011, when I first laid eyes on Sprouts, one of the first in the latest line of public installations in the…

The Pest List

Just the other day a friend called me with barrage of questions… he was taking on the interior design of his new apartment — all by himself. In the 12 years as a…

Back to the Future

Robotic house help, nifty pens fitted with cameras, refrigerators synced with household devices… all of these and more, may have seemed bizarre in the science fiction movies of the 80s. But today, they’ve…

Skylines = Attitudes

In today’s world, I believe it is safe to assume that a city is defined by its skyline (or the lack thereof). I was born and raised in New Delhi, where the sky…

A Green Love Story

I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees,…

Home Truths

As a journalist who has been covering decor and design for several years, I have realized one thing: the real art isn’t so much in the articles you pen down, but people skills….

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