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About Me…

I am Shilpa Bhatnagar, incurable storyteller.

Depending upon where and how we met, you might also know me as a professional urbanist, compulsive photographer, insatiable traveller, opinionated writer and inveterate aesthete.

I am deeply interested in far too many things, and Cities, Architecture, Design, Art, Placemaking, Photography, Writing, Books, History, Feminism and Travel,  are just some of the things this website brings together into one place.

All the views and opinions on this site were mine at the time of writing. They probably still are.


About This Website…

Given my aforementioned propensity for storytelling, over the years I have found myself doing a lot of it online. Therefore, this website has had many avatars – from its birth as a humour/angst-filled blog called My Anecdotal Archives back when I was young and sprightly and rather prone to irreverent humour (and which I hope not too many people remember), to a flanerie-led mildly popular photography blog called Urban Legends that I hope at least a few people remember. At some point, my entire online documentary life started to get a bit too chaotic even for me, and therefore I brought everything together tidily under one website in 2013, coinciding with the time I decided to go professionally independent – and promptly ran out of time and mind space in life to update it.

But as the glorious cliché goes – never say never – and therefore I am back again in 2015 – older, beginning to grey and none the wiser, to give you:

PhotoStories: This is the same old flaneurbanite*, which was the germ of this much larger blog. If you followed it in its earlier avatar, you know what I’m talking about; if not – this is my photoblog on cities and places that I love – showcasing my love of flanerie and exploration, expressed through my camera.

Urbanism: A curation of interesting developments and news, and the occasional opinion about the world of Urbanism that I inhabit in one of my professional avatars – urban planning, architecture, place-making, development, cities, and sustainability.

Design: An occasional scrapbook entry on anything that I think is functional eye-candy – handsome interiors, decor, products, shops etc.

Everything Else: Home to, quite literally, everything else that I have an opinion or an idea about (and I tend to have many). This could include anecdotes, humour, a bit of fiction, and the occasional rant.

And ongoing Portfolios of my writing and photography – published, exhibited or otherwise.

*The old Urban Legends blog redirects to this website now. If you were a follower back then, you will still find all that content in the archives here. Some of you might also have “known” me from my earlier blog My Anecdotal Archives (2005-2009) – not all that content can be found here, but if you are old and mentally agile enough to remember it and are interested in any of it, please do contact me.


The Obligatory Legalese…

Just a polite reminder that all content on this website, visual and text,  is my copyright (unless otherwise specified) and should not be used anywhere else, for any purpose whatsoever, without my explicit, written permission.  I am usually enthusiastic about contributing and collaborating, so please, just ask.


The Flaneurbanite by Shilpa Bhatnagar is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://shilpabhatnagar.com.

The full license can be accessed here.

Any views, opinions or ideas expressed on this website are my own (unless otherwise specified), and have no relation to or bearing upon my clients, employers or collaborators in any field.

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