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Lessons in simplicity: Sohra

Quietly he lives, quietly he dies, Amidst the wilderness -The Green Grass, U Soso Tham WRITTEN BY SUGANDHA DAS AND SHIVANI DOGRA. Smaller places with slower paces seem to disappear into the rural fog that occupies them in India....

Tea & A Delhi Winter

In the Northern Indian plains, winter is the change we seek from the harsh winds of summer— the sultry breeze giving way to a frost-reminiscent lull in the air, the stark blue skies almost white from...

A Home In Delhi

We are SO excited to have found a  place on Design Sponge again! Featured is a space where the clients’ requirements and our design met halfway for a success project. As a designer, I've met a number of...

Decorating with Dried Plants

Before Delhi lost many of it's older homes with gardens in the front and back to the 'modern' wall to wall structures of the contemporary builder who cemented fertile land, people grew fruits and vegetables...

Ziro

It takes five hours to reach Ziro from Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. The calm, stillness of the valley after being shaken in a loud, reverberating diesel vehicle was particularly striking as we descended...

Monsoon Moodboard

Intermittent rain has brought down temperatures, and Delhi looks like it’s had a 'somewhat' good wash. With the dust of summer cleaned off  foliage, the greens looks brighter and more dense. So dense and so...

Summer Moodboard

Summer in Delhi is best escaped. If you can't get away though,  joy must be found where you are, which in our case is in the vicinity of the studio. Shades of  ochre, mustard, pink,...

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Botanical Inspiration.

To find botanical inspiration in the chaos of an Indian metropolis can be a challenge but not impossible. It can also be surprisingly satisfying, as some discoveries are  unexpected. These 'discoveries', spotted sometimes in the...

First Steps

This was the space that started it all-- a rented studio apartment in New Delhi. With a budget of Rs 20,000, I  took it from a set of rooms that were just about inhabitable to...