Bedimmed

For anyone visiting Pune today, Shinde Chhatri is a beautiful memorial that embodies the glorious legend of Mahadji Shinde. But a few years ago, it was a dilapidated and abandoned monument like its many counterparts, some of which are still waiting for their revival. Some how, the more we overlook this callousness, the more strongly it spreads its roots on these invaluable pieces of history.

Reflection

Shinde Chhatri, in Pune, is a memorial dedicated to the 18th century military leader Mahadji Shinde who was one of the three pillars of Maratha Resurrection in India. This note is about the interaction between the archway and window in the picture, that reflect the defiance and strength of memory against mortality.

The Wondrous Common

Like the boy in the picture -who is making the best out of the view before him, despite the squalid land he is standing on- the world is full of people who find happiness in the toughest of times. The Wondrous Common is my tribute to the wonderful people who are united by their optimism, despite their struggles.

The Unuttered

The Sun Temple built in Modhera, Gujarat, is a significant piece of history from a thousand years ago. Hence today, the monument is conserved and is no longer a functioning temple. Yet, the women in the picture, like many others, rings a bell to pay her respect to the Gods in the temple.

Versus A Setting Sun

On the ‘Indian Crafts Map’ by Crafts Council was a vessel shaped icon marking a tiny village as a significant craft center in India. After weeks of gathering information, it became clear to me that this tiny spot, along with a few others on the map of Telangana would be pivotal to my Architectural Thesis which…