Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
It is still not convincing that the collection of data as analysis never seems to empower the tools for design. However studio was appreciated but larger open-endedness towards the realm of design is still to be plugged. Students enthusiasm were at the best what we have seen in last four years and can be easily claimed to be the best batch we have so far.
My argument is far more convincing at the level of semester III studio. The area under study seems to be much larger than group is capable of handling. The data collection have overpower the intuitive reaction to various opportunity that studio could have offered. As commented by the juror “ It appears more of planning studio than urban design”. Although comments seems slightly harsh but studio at the interim level had immense possibilities & engagement could have been focused on the diagram that students have generated rather than problem solving approach.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
“You thought that…. I did not shelter…
gratitude of values that to remember..
magnitude of vision that to harbor…
fortitude of act that to honour…
you thought that….. I missed it all…
in my arrogance and quarrel…
only bitterness that would endure…
but… I picked it up all residual….
Of memory that lapsed without perusal..
Of shadow that disappeared without the factual…
I heard the echo of sedimented time
To see you again eye to eye…”
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Before we even understand such constitutional meaning of Lokpal Bill it is necessary to understand what its precedes or succeeds. What are the civilian rights vs electoral system of democratic system and their representative? Does democracy allows preceding the individual over constitutional elected representative for any amendment.
15th August Monday morning was busy with wishes through Sms’s celebrating the Independence Day. Within 24 hours the mood of independence was overshadowed with arrest of Anna Hazare. The whole country was held up on arrest as if within democracy the arrest in unconstitutional. However no one every thought of the fact that how valid is the need of such bill after almost 64 years of independence and almost democratic constitution. Is it fact that the corruption shall be abolished through the act... what is the reality in such assumption & how much is ignorance that we have cherished in such innocence?
There is no denial of corruption at the every level but is Lokpal Bill shall suffice to make corruption a past phenomenon is as much ignorant a thought as aspiration to have one. We attained independence in 1947 with less than 20% literacy level perhaps knowing what independence is... and perhaps assuming that it’s the beginning of the new world under the umbrella what could be to be a democratic country.
The recent phenomenon at ward office that person arguing with the government official on the RTI act but threatening with the Lokpal bill… but assuming the fact that I can do anything but stop government official for everything that is beyond official. In 1964 when the Civil Vigilance Commission was established with hoarding sign stating that “Corruption will no more now”. It’s more than five decades it’s not any more exaggeration to note where we are….but fact that it’s such deeply rooted within our psyche that mere presence of such act would eradicate values which has become our culture. It is important to note that we do have CBI (central bureau of investigation) & ACB (anti corruption bureau) to tab the monitory miss management within the public domain.
The Lokpal bill is pushed beyond its permissible assumption that prime minister is the only root cause of corruption. Its assumes the role of heroic messiah whose values are not beyond anything more than exaggerated dramatics of Hindi cinema. The world history is witness to the fact that Adolf Hitler or Mussolini or Sadam Hussein dictated the system beyond the system but became the messiah of anti-system. The demand of Lokpal Bill is popular like Hindi cinema but seems unrealistic as its coming out of heroic comic strip with short lived success.
I have some fundamental question to our electoral system and electro choice that we make. It makes beyond clarity that we have chosen the representative with clear myth that some heroic performance straight away coming out of screen to reassure ourself of our inner right. No wonder we elect solely based on legacy politics or some emulative heroic performance on screen.
Friday, August 12, 2011
SURAT: LOGO-CENTRIC URBANISM
Ihave visited Surat on numerous occasions knowing the orientation preciously from the point of view of stranger in the city without slightest clue of the existence of various layers that has shaped the city. Its assumes the city to exist with specific signs & symbols that normatively structures the images and results in to pre-determined logos that connotes the city. It is undeniably organizes the patterns that are very different from the stand point of being completely deterministic. I must admit honestly that first time I began to read the city from the point of view of what we are being trained and stand point is significantly different from the experiences of the past. The former experience is fairly bias towards its dis-order and all the appendage go along g with the adjective amounting to the chaos.
However the recent visit to Surat has revealed other dimensions that have been hidden for all these years. How strange is that view points are different ad object and subject relation remains relative. The perceived dis-order revealed the strange high form of entropy analogues to the multiplication of highest perceived dis-order in to distinct pattern.
I hope it becomes the new learning process to look at urbanity within our context significantly different from what we are trained for. It perhaps takes longer to learn basics. Sometime it also disturbs the pre-conceived notion of scanning eastern cities form west-centrism mind set.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
nasha bahaut hein madira ki kami par
zindgi khadi hein aise mukam par,
jaha sapne bahaut hein simit dishao par,
chupe hein kahi sawal is bandh muththi mein,
Gam nahi hein fariyaad nahi hein…
Is paimaan aur ta’ ajub zindagani pe..”
“ is ta’ ajub zindagani mein ahesas hua hei …
tumhara milna koi itafak nahi hein..
har pal ko rango ki barish mein bhigokar..
ek zineka vishwas diya hein...
aye na aye is dil-doz pal kahi se….
phir bhi. …
isse bahane, uske liye ziyaa rat banayi hei...”
Monday, February 28, 2011
RATINALITY AND EMOTION
“ Raste sulaz gaye teri her khoj par,
to kyo jukta hein to raftar mein her mod per,
kiski talsh hein juje her mukam per,
ya is bahane juk raha hein to apne jasbato ke hukum par”…
“juk gya hein asman bhi parbato ke uchai ki dekh kar,
aftab bhi jhook
vaadiyo mein bhi ruka hua hein sangeet ke anek sur,
phir kyo.. umra-e-daraj mein mag ke liye sift char din,
kahi bit na jaye do din arzoo mein or
do intezar mein.”
Friday, February 4, 2011
VISIT TO SAURASHTRA
(TRAIL OF MEMORY)
“YEH WAQT KI DIWARO SE BIKHRI YADEIN
“ YEH TUTI HUIE IMAARATO KE SAYEIN MEIN CHUPE AFSANE BHI PAHECHANISE LAGTE HEIN”
“WAQT UMRA KA LIYAZ NAHI KARTA”
”WAQT SE UTHI HER IMAARATO KA GIRNA BHI WAQT KA EK RUP HEIN”
IMAARATO KA RUP BHALE HI BADALA HO, PER WAQT SE UTHNE WALI HER IMAARATO KI BUNIYADE BHI PAHECHANI SI LAGTI HEIN
DREAM SEQUENCE I
”KAHI KOSHIS KI APNE AAP SE MILNE KI”
KAHA BHULA HU APNE AAP SE, IS RUH MEIN GUZZAR RAHI HEIN ZINDAGI”
”PAHECHAN RAKHI LOGO KI, IS AHESAS MEIN KI MILEGI MUJSE MERI ZINDAGI”
”KHOJA MEINE BUDALTE HUE WAQT KE LIBASE MEIN AUR SAMANDAR KI GAHARAI MEIN,
SIRF EK PAL KA”
”JANE KAB MILJAYE INHE PHURSAD MUJSE MILNEKI”
DREAM SEQUENCE II
“KAHA UD CHALA RE TU IS SAFAR ME”
KYA PATA HEIN TUMHE IS KA....
SAAS LE RAHA HEIN KOI..
TUMHARE HER TABBASSUM PER”
”KABHI MUKAME ZINDGI MILE TUJE APNI RAH MEIN TO,
BHEJNA EK PAIGAM MERE MAZAAR PE”
Dream Sequence III
"Aapni yaado ma kyare radi levanu mann thye chhe, Lambi musfari
ane musfiro ochha,
chhata safar kapi ane Mrityu in adab jalvi,
anu amne gurva thai chhe
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