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#PoV – Our speaker for day 13: Author, interior stylist, Founder & former EDITOR-In-CHARGE Livingetc India, Mridula Sharma

A dazzling name in the world of Indian and international design is Ms. Mridula Sharma. With over 25 years of experience and indulgence in the field, she has reviewed and critiqued interior design from around the globe. This allows her an edge into decor and styling interiors. Having authored numerous articles in well known design […]

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#PoV – Our Speaker for day 12: Architect, educator, entrepreneur, creator of Fractals Workshop & DesignAware, Takbir Fatima

Director of DesignAware ( inter-disciplinary experimental design and architecture studio) and creator of Fractals Workshop and BuildAware, Takbir Fatima is a stellar young design leader in India. She has an MArch in Architecture + Urbanism from the Design Research Lab at the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture, London, and a BArch from CSIIT School […]

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#PoV – Our speaker for day 11: Architect, Urban designer and Senior Architectural Designer at Zaha Hadid Architects; Ar. Mariana Cabugueira

Setting a fine example of ‘Dream big and work for it’ is Ar. Mariana Cabugueira, a young designer from Portugal who joined as a Senior Architectural Designer at Zaha Hadid Architects in 2017. Mariana hails from Portugal, studied at the School of Architecture in Lisbon and the Politecnico di Milano. To pursue her design goals […]

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#PoV – Our Speaker for day 10: Partner & Principal Architect, IMK Architects, Rahul Kadri

As the principal architect at IMK Architects, a 50 year old architecture and planning firm based in Mumbai & Bengaluru, Rahul Kadri has led several major architecture and town planning projects. Some of his notable projects are for Tata’s, JSW and the Reliance group, Hotels & Resorts for Taj & Club Mahindra, College Campuses for […]

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#PoV – Our Speaker for day 9: Prolific textile & handicrafts product designer, Founder of Spider Design, Chandrashekhar Bheda

A brilliant and accomplished alumni of NID, National Institute of Design, J.J. School of Arts, Bombay (1982), and NIFT Delhi, Chandrashekhar Bheda is a shining name in the textile and handicrafts industry with more than 3 decades of rich experience in Indian and overseas markets. He currently leads several design projects belonging to key commercial […]

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#PoV – Our Speaker for day 8: Graphic & Textile Design virtuoso, Co-Founder Toile Indienne, Akila Seshasayee

Akila Seshasayee started her design career as a Graphic Design student at NID, National Institute of Design from 1982 to 1988. This is where she discovered her passion and love for typography that helped her chart her journey with dual specializations of being a communicator as well as being an artist. She is also the […]

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#PoV – Our Speaker for day 7: Avante Garde Fashion Designer & Founder of Akaaro Studio, Gaurav Jai Gupta

Acclaimed fashion & textile designer, Gaurav Jai Gupta is the only Indian designer to have a solo feature on the cover of India Today. His creative journey started with National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, extending all the way to Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, with a brief stint at ANAT Paris.   […]

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#PoV – Our speaker for day 6: Prolific storyteller, Founder and Creative Director of Studio Eeksaurus, Suresh Eriyat

Suresh Eriyat, a pioneer storyteller and animator, began his career in this creative field as early as 1997, when animation as a field of study was quite unknown in India. He graduated from NID, Ahmedabad, with a specialization in communication design, and has ever since been an unstoppable force in the arduous field of Film […]

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#PoV – Our Speaker for day 5: Padma Shri Awardee, National Award winner & renowned filmmaker, Dr. Nila Madhab Panda

Best known for unique and intriguing narrative of contemporary India, roping in the audience through dense and critical insights into the untold stories of the country, Dr. Nila Madhab Panda was born in Dasarajpur, a small & inaccessible village in Odisha. Having spent his childhood days along the banks of river Mahanadi, Dr. Panda carries […]

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