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    PhotoStories | The Streets of Marrakesh

    Continued from here. The streets of Marrakesh are chaotic, sure, but they aren’t threatening. The men of Marrakesh do return your curiosity in healthy measure, especially if you are a woman with a camera. There are those who like to try and make an unfair profit on your foreign naiveté – as an Indian though, I […]




  • PhotoStories | Chaos in Marrakesh

    Coming as I do from India, chaos is something I’m quite familiar with. Familiarity though, does not imply intimacy, or even comfort. Familiarity just makes you less afraid of chaos – it ceases to be the “other”, something to be intrinsically distrusted. Chaos makes me uncomfortable but curious. It’s when I start to channel that curiosity into looking […]




  • Urbanism | The themes for 2014 (and beyond) Part 1

    This has been sitting in my writing notes ever since the first week of January when, satiated with a wonderful year-end trip deep in southeast Asia, I sat down to think about what 2014 is going to be like in this all-encompassing, jargon-filled world of urbanism. I was going to call these the top buzzwords […]




  • Design | Re-Imagining a Co-Working Space

    While I am an urban planner + place brander by day, long time readers of this blog would know that I’m always seeking out interesting side projects that exercise my creative muscles in some way. So when in August, good friend Anjali Ramachandran, who works as the Head of Innovation at PHD, invited me to […]