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Audiogyan

U/A 13+ • Education • Arts • Technology

Audiogyan founded in 2016 is a collection of conversations with luminaries of the Indian creative world. It’s a passion project to document thoughts and ideas of Indian designers, artists, musicians, writers, thinkers, and luminaries of the creative world.

  • Honest Structures with Hemmant Jha
    45 min 57 sec

    In this episode, we have Hemmant Jha with us on Audiogyan.Hemmant is the Principal and Founder of Honest Structures, a Goabased modular furniture company that designs modest yet highly functional aesthetically pleasing products for both livings working. Previously, he was Chief design officer at Godrej and has taught at IIT Institute of Design and Kellogg School of Management in the US.Tune in to the episode as Kedar and Hemmant talk about what makes the design honest. Further, Hemmant shares insight on building products that are “Guaranteed for Life”.Follow Hemmant on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/hemmantjhaFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Happy Horizons Trust with Kshitiz Anand
    57 min 21 sec

    In this episode, we have Kshitiz Anand with us on Audiogyan. He wears many hats. On the professional front, he works at Paytm as Associate Vice PresidentDesign. He is an investor and founder of Soochak, an EdTech startup. He also cofounded Karekeba Ventures along with a few others to invest in the startup ecosystem in Bihar. He also has a cohortbased course on System thinking for product builders.On a personal front, he is an educator and has been teaching in multiple colleges and schools.Tune into the episode as Kedar and Kshitiz talk about the journey of Happy Horizons. Happy Horizons engages in Design Thinking, Participatory Learning, Communitybased learning and alternative education interventions to improve the quality of school education in India. Currently, the 40 people organisation works with 75 schools in Rural Bihar, outreaching approximately 35000 students.Follow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Designing Bottoms Up for India with Dharmesh Ba
    53 min 35 sec

    In this episode, we have Dharmesh Ba with us on Audiogyan. He is a product designer turned user researcher committed to building delightful digital services for India through research and design. He is currently building a research team for Udaan and Thousand faces Club.Tune in to the episode as Kedar and Dharmesh talk about the significance of a user researcher in an organisation and how research and insights help an organisation.Follow Dharmesh Ba on LinkedIn https://in.linkedin.com/in/dharmeshbaFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Design of Wells with S Vishwanath
    52 min 33 sec

    In this episode, we have S Vishwanath on Audiogyan. He is a water activist, the mind behind Bengalurubased NGO, Rainwater Club, a visiting faculty at the School of Development at Azim Premji University. He is a Civil Engineer and Urban Regional Planner by training and has been working in the field of water and sanitation sector for over 35 years.Tune in to the episode as S Vishwanath and Kedar talk about the wells in India and their significance. Further, they also talk about the community of Mannu Vaddars who use to design wells in earlier times.Follow S Vishwanath on Twitter https://twitter.com/zenrainmanFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Theatre and education with Manjima Chatterjee
    1 hr 1 min 38 sec

    In this episode, we have Manjima Chatterjee with us on Audiogyan. She is a drama explorer, educator and occasional writer. She has won The HinduMetro Plus Playwright Award in 2013. Manjima teaches drama and has served as the head of the Arts program at the Shiv Nadar School in Noida.Tune in this episode as Kedar and Manjima talk about the new education policy, Bengali plays and moreFollow Manjima Chatterjee on Linkedin: https://in.linkedin.com/in/manjimachatterjeeFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Publishing a Poem with Dibyajyoti Sarma
    50 min 13 sec

    In this episode, we have Dibyajyoti Sarma with us on Audiogyan. Dibyajyoti is a writer, poet and book reviewer, a translator. He has published 50 poetry books through Red River. Currently, he is an associate editor of Print Week Magazine.Red River is an independent poetry publishing venture that publishes good poetry collections and encourages new poets.Tune in to this episode as Dibyajyothi walks you through the journey of publishing a poetry book and many more interesting insights.Follow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Blurring Lines between Product Design & Product Management with Nishant Choudhary
    35 min 11 sec

    In this episode, we have Nishant Choudhary with us on Audiogyan. He is a Senior Product Manager. Currently, he is heading the product for Freight Tiger, previously at BookMyShow. Tune in to the episode as Kedar talks to Nishat about Vipassana center, Product management and more.Follow Nishant Choudhary on Twitter https://twitter.com/linktonishantFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Hiring design leaders with Vasudha Chandak
    1 hr 40 min 24 sec

    Welcome to the 12 part series of Audiogyan Where are the designers, featuring a few of the top influential Design leaders, talking about their process of hiring, challenges in finding and retaining the talents, and some tips for young designers to make a cut after they apply. We are delighted and proud to introduce our hosts, Kedar Nimkar and Abhinit Tiwari, who will be sharing their 360degree design perspectives. In todays episode our hosts talks to Vasudha Chandak, who is a wellknown name in the design community for helping people find the design talent. Vasudha is a designer turned design recruiter helping designers and startups to find the right match. On average, 1 out of the 5 designers, she sends to any company gets hired and her clients include Filpkart, Ola, Swiggy, Housing, Cleartax and many more. Follow Vasudha Chandak on Twitter https://twitter.com/ideawebmes21Follow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedars21Follow Abhinit Tiwari on Twitter https://twitter.com/abhinitials21Follow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyans21You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/androidor iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Design of languages
    49 min 35 sec

    In this episode, we have Ganesh Devy with us. Ganesh is a thinker, cultural activist, institution builder, linguist, literary critic and a former professor of English who undertook the project of surveying Indian languages in 2010. You will find many of his work links on gndevy.in.Follow on Ganesh Devy Twitter https://twitter.com/ganeshdevyFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Designers at MNCs with Vandana Abraham
    1 hr 11 min 59 sec

    Welcome to a brand new series of Audiogyan Where are the designers It is a 12 part series featuring few of the top influential Design leaders in India, talking about their process of hiring, challenges in finding and retaining talent and some tips for young designers to make a cut after they apply. We are delighted and proud to introduce our hosts, Kedar Nimkar and Abhinit Tiwari, who will be sharing their 360degree design perspectives. Today we have Vandana Abraham with us on the show. She is currently Head of Design at Atlassian. Previously she worked at 247.ai, Cisco and Unimobile. We are excited to have a designer who has more than 20 years of experience in this space. She comes from a more organised setup than the hustling and chaotic world of startups, so lot to learn and discover. Vandana studied design at NID. Follow Vandana Abraham on Twitter https://twitter.com/vandysezlangenFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedars21Follow Abhinit Tiwari on Twitter https://twitter.com/abhinitials21Follow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyans21You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Speaking Art and Design with Harish S
    1 hr 21 min 34 sec

    Welcome to the brand new series of Audiogyan Where are the designers It is a 12 part series featuring a few of the top influential Design leaders, talking about their process of hiring, challenges in finding and retaining the talents, and some tips for young designers to make a cut after they apply. We are delighted and proud to introduce our hosts, Kedar Nimkar and Abhinit Tiwari, who will be sharing their 360degree design perspectives. In todays episode, Kedar and Abhinit talks to Harish Sivaramakrishnan, head of the design team at CRED. Previously an employee at Freecharge, Google, Myntra, and Adobe. He is also the lead vocalist and founder of a Carnatic rock band called Agam and has been touring all along for the last 13 years. Listen to the episode to know more. Follow Harish Sivaramakrishnan on Instagram https://instagram.com/hsrkofficialutmmediumcopylinkFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedars21Follow Abhinit Tiwari on Twitter https://twitter.com/abhinitials21Follow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyans21Follow Gojek Design on Twitter https://twitter.com/gojekdesigns21You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/androidor iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • 18: Design and philosophy at Baro with Siddharth Sirohi
    43 min 4 sec

    Today I have Siddharth Sirohi with us on Audiogyan. Cofounder of a furniture design company called Baro, in Mumbai. From film production design, Bombaybased Siddharth followed his heart into making furniture that told a story. Siddharth’s aesthetics are highly influenced by the simplicity and classic lines of midcentury modernism. And today we are here to discuss with him the origin of Baro and its philosophy and more gyan on design.Questions1\. On your website you’ve said, ‘old school patience’ is the key to good design. Can you start by telling us what do you mean by that2\. You are also attracted towards Wabi Sabi form. Can you tell our listeners more about it and Which part of that philosophy attracts you and how have you translated that in your product3\. I personally keep swinging between ethnic, vintage style of art versus modern, contemporary minimalistic style of art. What would be your suggestion to marry both the worlds Or do I polarise one4\. Your furniture is made from Reclaimed Teak wood. Can you tell us more about it What is reclaimed and why5\. Miles Davis once said, sometimes it takes you a long time to sound like yourself” How did you discover your school of aesthetics and then translate that into your furniture / products

  • 20: What does it take to become a illustrator with Lokesh Karekar
    28 min 49 sec

    Today I have Lokesh Karekar with us on Audiogyan. He is One of Indias leading visual and communications design artist. An alumnus of Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Arts and founder of LOCOPOPO and has CoFounded the 100 Zine. He loves exploring varied mediums. His illustrations capture the essence of people, places and objects. Lokesh explores fun, colourful compositions through abstract forms and freeflowing lines. He was featured in Forbes – 30 under 30 list with leading young entrepreneurs in India. And today we are here to discuss “What does it take to become a illustrator”Questions.1\. What qualifies to be an illustration and what doesn’t. Technically and philosophically2\. What goes in your mind when you do illustrations with just line work of single color as oppose to filled color illustrations. How do you perceive these 2 styles3\. What is your process of picking a color palette for a particular project4\. With the growing trend of abstract art and minimalism, do you think one needs to be trained in illustrations and art in general5\. What is Locopopo Why this name and what do you do there How do you marry artistic expression versus client brief

  • 22: Architecture & humans with Manish Banker
    39 min 3 sec

    Manish graduated with distinction from the Institute of Environmental Design, Gujarat in 1991\. Thereafter, he worked at The Osho Commune International in Pune, for two years, contributing immensely to the Commune’s varied ongoing projects. Here, he imbibed a new spiritual approach to spatial design, as a means of connecting man with himself and his environment. Having identified the true meaning and purpose of Architecture, he established TAO Architecture Pvt. Ltd. in 1994\. Passionate and enterprising, Manish has a dynamic creative energy and an innate love for nature.1\. What does shelter mean to you2\. What according to you is the one underlying thread which connects humans and architecture in which they dwell3\. What is the important of directions when it comes to building architecture. For eg: East versus South facing etc... Any connection you can draw with Vastu Sharshtra4\. What are your views on spaces that have started looking that same in the metros of the world Why is it happening What is your effort in avoiding it5\. What according to you should be the focus area of architects in the coming decades to make a sustainable living

  • 24: Industrial design of the 80’s in India with Ashok Panwalkar
    1 hr 0 min

    Today I have Ashok Panwalkar with us Audiogyan. He is one of the Senior Product Designer on the Indian product Design industry. Currently he is the Creative Director of 3F Design Company based in Pune. Previously he was working with Philips in Various capacities as a designer for nearly 3 decades. Today we are here to discuss with him some insights into the world of Product Design in India.1\. What kind of Industrial products were designed and made in India during 1980’s and 90’s How and what changed in the last 3040 years2\. What were the dominant materials that were used in Designing industrial products in the 80’s What has changed since then3\. As per my reading, Philips came to India from Netherlands in 1935\. How has it’s contribution changed the product design landscape of India4\. Did people get sensitive to good design and bad design due to advent of such companies How Can you share any specific product or range of products which changed the Indian electrical market5\. Personal    1\. What made you get into this corporate world, that too with Industrial / product design background at that time    2\. What are your top 3 learnings while working in the industrial design space    3\. What kind of talent is required in India to make well designed industrial products

  • 27: Story behind Thespo with Quasar Thakore Padamsee & Toral Shah
    59 min 27 sec

    Today I have Quasar Thakore Padamsee Toral Shah with us on Audiogyan. These guys needs no introduction for people who belong to the world of theatre and arts. Quasar, apart from being an accomplished actor, writer, director and a producer, Q is also founder of Thespo Theatre festival which completed 20 years last December 2018. Toral is all things backstage. Toral started working fulltime with QTP productions since June 2001. She worked in the capacity of administrator, inhouse graphics designer, lights/sound operator, production manager and stage manager. She was the festival director of ‘Thespo’ in 2002 and from 1999 onwards has been the festival’s coordinator and art director.What have been your 3 biggest challenges to keep it running for last 20 yearsWhat are the 3 biggest learnings you had from young theatre enthusiastIt’s a cliche question but, Can you name any 5 plays which are must watch, originated from ThespoWhat is your long term vision about Thespo How do you see it shaping up in the future

  • 30: Designing for Blind with Upasana Makati
    50 min 31 sec

    Today I have Upasana Makati with us on Audiogyan. She is the founder of White Print, India’s First English Lifestyle Magazine in Braille for the visually impaired. Upasana was awarded the First Lady Award by the President of India and the Woman and Child Ministry, 40 Under 40 list of Fortune India, 30 under 30 list by Forbes India in 2016. Through the lifestyle magazine she intends to make available wellresearched and informative articles along with leisure reads to everyone who can’t see.

  • 32: “Context" in the world of architecture with Sameep Padora - Part 2
    24 min 49 sec

    Sameep Padora is a practicing architect and principal of the design studio sPa in Mumbai. Sameep is in a pursuit and encouragement of sustainable, contextual and innovative practices that arise ‘from a site itself’. He received his diploma in architecture from Academy of Architecture went on to study at SCIArc in Los Angeles, and received his Masters from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University in 2005. He is a member of the Academic Councils of a number of schools and is a member of the National Technical Committee of Habitat for Humanity, India. And today we are here to discuss his approach towards context in the world of architectureCan you start by telling us your broad areas of work How does your practise work in case of commissioned projectsCan you share any particular case study of yours where you dealt with latent local resources and built thingsWhat are your observation w.r.t Human Resources / labour in urban India then rural IndiaHow do you practise g

  • 34: Indic Typefaces and more with Kimya Gandhi
    43 min 47 sec

    Kimya is a type designer from Mumbai with a passionate interest in Indic type design. Kimya interned with Linotype GmbH, Germany, in their font design department in 2010. Over the next several years she worked as a freelance designer for numerous type foundries catering to their multiscript requirements. Since 2015 she’s been a partner at Mota Italic focusing on Indic and Latin designs for retail and custom corporate projects.How has new technology and new software along with OpenType features, changing the face of Type design for Indian scripts What has now become possible due to advancing technology You engage yourself in educating about type design. What are your observations about it You have been promoting and teaching importance of Indian typefaces, why What value you see in it How do you see things changing if type Design or taught in school and other primary educations institutesWe all know about the famous Oscar blunder due to bad typography. It’s not end of the wo

  • 36: Understanding Rudra Veena with Mohi Baha'ud-din Dagar
    34 min 46 sec

    Mohi Bahauddin Dagar is a Rudra Veena Player. A sangeet natak academy award winner in 2012 and a 20th generation of Dagar lineage, referring to Swami Haridas Dagur of the 13th century.Just to set context, there are almost 11 types of Veena. It is said that Rudra Veena is king of Instruments and all string instruments are shaped from it. Can you share any of it’s mythological and historical aspect I was going through your website which mentions, stage and mic requirements for a small baithak to a large concert. Can you tell demands of this instrument and why Asad Ali Khan once said, Kalakar isse nahi bajata, ye kalakar se bajwata hai” Can you tell us what is so rahasyamay about this Rudra Veena Can you tell us challenges of making and playing a Veena. It takes 6 to 7 months to make a Veena. It has challenges since it’s made as per the size of there person. Also it’s tuning before playing is a big task in itself. In fact in one of your interviews, you have said, Veena is a l

  • 38: Thoughts on Music by Mohi Bahauddin Dagar
    38 min 44 sec

    I am so honoured and privilege to listen to great master without any microphones in his house in Panvel, Mumbai. I am keeping his introduction short for those who don’t know him. He is a Rudra Veena Player. A sangeet natak academy award winner in 2012 and a 20th generation of Dagar lineage, referring to Swami Haridas Dagaur of the 13th century I would like to start by asking the most fundamental question which you answered in one of your interview online A beenkar must never be in a hurry Can you please explain this thought. Is it possible in today’s time to play traditional Dhrupad and still make it appealing to attract more listeners How do you ensure that the purity is maintained and yet it engages new age audience In one of your interview you mentioned, there are no elders left to criticise the nonsense we play” How do you ensure the quality is maintained In today’s noisy day and age, people really don’t have reference point to understand what is good and what is g

  • 39: Colours and communities with Sarover Zaidi
    44 min 27 sec

    Today I have Sarover Zaidi with us on Audiogyan. She is a philosopher and social anthropologist. Sarovar has worked extensively on the religious architecture of the Jews, Muslims and Christians in the port cities of Bombay and Kochi. She has previously worked in rural public health, across India, Has huge body of work in collecting Islamic Hindu iconography across South East Asia. She currently teaches at School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, and Jindal School of Art Architecture, Sonipat. And today we are here to explore the world of colours and what do they mean in individual contexts. Thank you Sarovar for giving your time and it’s a real honour to have you on Audiogyan. Welcome to the show. How do colours become part of our culture Can you share some examples from your study How do communities establish their colour How is it carried forward by generations What is possibly Mumbai’s colour How did you arrive at it If you can share any case study Why is Lal

  • 43: Puppetry’s landscape in Bangalore with Anupama Hoskere
    37 min 7 sec

    I have Anupama Hoskere with us on Audiogyan. She is the founder of Dhaatu, a nonprofit organization that seeks to introduce our children our traditional wisdom and tales through puppetry. She did her Engineering from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore with a Master’s degree from California State Univ, Long Beach. She is also a performing Bharathanatyam artist and currently a member of the Karnataka Sangeeta Nrutya Academy. Anupama scripts, creates the puppets and directs her puppet shows. And today we are here to know more about it. TopicPuppetry’s landscape in Bangalore with Anupama Hoskere QuestionsDhaatu has been organising puppet festivals since 2009. Bangalore had not witnessed a puppet festival for 21 years before that. Can you start by painting

  • 49: Artwork and it’s medium with Aditya Mehta
    30 min 32 sec

    Episode 5 of 5 featuring Aditya Mehta. Aditya is the Founder of ArtFound – a curated platform for inviteonly artists to sell their work.

  • 51: Trash talk with dina Amin
    29 min 8 sec

    dina likes to work at the intersection of various disciplines. After discovering her love for stop motion, dina founded “Tinker Studio”, where she produces stop motion videos for diverse clients and companies around the world.

  • 53: Font licensing and more with Tanya George
    42 min 40 sec

    Tanya is an Indian Typographer and Type Designer. She did her MA in Typeface design from the University of Reading. She works in the are of Graphic Communication and Identity design. She teaches typography as a visiting faculty at ISDI and Pearl Academy. Along with this she also conducts TypeWalks in Mumbai.

  • 54: India’s type hero - R.K. Joshi (Audiogyan turns 3)
    1 hr 15 min 46 sec

    R.K. Joshi was born in Kolhapur in 1936 and passed away on 5 February 2008, leaving behind a rich tradition of advertising, love of alphabets, poetry, teaching, calligraphy, type design and many more. One of his important contributions is designing the core Indian fonts used in Microsoft Windows. Who is this immortal R.K. Joshi for our new age designersHis tryst/passion with types and passion for letterformsHis top 5 contributions to the world of arts top 5 to the world of Type design in IndiaHis contribution in the field of design educationWho were his main influences like Arrighi and more, in India and outsideAny personal ahha moments with him during your association/storiesWhat was his vision for Indian type or calligraphy industryHis thoughts on multilingual types considering his outlook towards IndiaAny story behind designing the Adi Shankaracharya stamp

  • 8: Think Matter with Ruturaj Parikh
    57 min 24 sec

    Ruturaj Parikh is an Architect Partner at Matter. He has been involved in architecture, urban design, planning, curatorial and social projects. Ruturaj regularly writes about contemporary works and ideas on architecture relevant to India and its subcontinent.

  • 9: Bollywood art project with Ranjit Dahiya (ACS) (Hindi)
    42 min 42 sec

    Ranjit Dahiya is an artist, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and an arts design professor all rolled into one. Founder artist of BAP, Ranjit Dahiya is originally from a small town named Sonipat in Haryana. He did his Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from College of Art, Chandigarh and further went on to do his Post Graduate in Graphic Design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Today we are here to discuss his love for Bollywood, murals and documenting a case study of BAP, Bollywood Art project.

  • 11: [ACS] Tenpoints Braille with Rajdeepgiri Goswami (Hindi)
    41 min 30 sec

    Rajdeepgiri is a Graphic Designer from Bangalore with over 11 years of experience. He has worked in the various fields of design, like type design, branding, packaging and advertising. Today we are here to discuss a case study with him called Tenpoints braille which is his passion project and he has been working on it for past 5 years.

  • 16: Abstract paintings & photography with Hari Katragadda
    43 min 58 sec

    Harikrishna Katragadda is a Mumbai based photographer whose work explores communities, environment and personal memories. He uses longterm documentary approach which is very new to me. he works with alternative photographic methods to incorporate found materials in images.

  • 17: [ACS] Building Asphalt; Gojek’s design system with Abhinit Tiwari
    53 min 50 sec

    Abhinit is a designer and a programmer who has been building digital products for past 14 years. He is currently Heading the design team at Gojek. Abhinit is here with us today to share his insights and learnings while building Asphalt Gojek’s design system.

  • 19: Making of March Tee with Ashish Acharya & Abhay Singh
    41 min 48 sec

    Ashish Acharya and Abhay Singh who are cofounders of March Tee discuss making of March tee products and how did they build such a well rounded experience which establishes a great brand.

  • 20: Is cooking an art or a craft? With Ashwin Ramachandran
    58 min 39 sec

    Ashwin Ramchandran is a chef and runs a small kitchen in south Mumbai called Milliways. He specialises in Asian food. He has over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has worked in ITC Hotels for moe than 5 years. He is based out of Mumbai.

  • 24: Design as continuum with Naveen Bagalkot
    49 min 23 sec

    Naveen, design is not a mere means to an end, but a means of inquiry and exploration of the nuances of human behaviour and experience. Naveen Bagalkot joins us to share his thoughts on design and designing.

  • 28: Can painters be illustrators? With Pratap Chalke (Marathi)
    29 min 12 sec

    Today I have Pratap Chalke with us on Audiogyan. He is a Mumbaibased painter and an illustrator and wellknown artist of the current time. His work is available on Floatingcanvas, artandfound, and kultureshop. With a degree in Applied Art from the B. S. Bandekar College of Fine Art, Sawantwadi, he considers drawing as his core skill around which he brings his illustrations to life. He loves to try out different styles and techniques and explore the possibilities therein. Today we are here to understand the value of drawing if you wish to become an illustrator. This audiogyan will be entirely in Marathi.

  • 32: What is Posterphilia? with Jahan Singh Bakshi
    59 min 29 sec

    This episode is brought to you by MUBI. Audiogyan in conversation with Jahan Singh Bakshi, documenting, Posterphilia project as a case study.

  • Chawls of Mumbai with Rupali Gupte
    50 min 4 sec

    Trust, privacy, security, and many such words have got a different meaning in the coming decades as we moved from chawls to highrises. Well, to discuss more about chawls and urban culture and their design, Today I have Rupali Gupte with us on Audiogyan. Rupali is an architect and a cofounder of Bard Studio in Mumbai. Her works include research on Indian urbanism with a focus on architecture, urban culture, urban economy, property, housing, urban form, entrepreneurial and tactical practices. Rupali is one of the founding members of the urban research network, CRIT crit.in, and the School of Environment and Architecture sea.edu.in.

  • Brands and brand building with Karno Guhathakurta
    53 min

    Karno Guhathakurta with us on Audiogyan. He is a Creative Director at PleaseSee agency which has designed numerous brands. They have done brand building for Foodhall, LazyPay, Mami, and many more. Well try and get some insights behind the brand building and discuss the MAMI logo in the latter half of the episode..

  • Value centered design in Digital space with Navneet Nair
    51 min 13 sec

    Navneet is Head of Design at PhonePe. He has been a handson practitioner of design and userfocused creative arts. We speak about valuecentered design in the Indian startup ecosystem.1. How big or small role does design play in todays Indian startup ecosystem2. You have spoken about the irrational user. Tell us more about it. How have you translated those learnings in your projects, at Google, yahoo or even now in PhonePe3. You speak about value centered design. Can you tell us in detail what do you mean Are there any best practices which you have implemented at Phonepe How effective it has been4. If you had to teach designers, either economics or being a full stack designer what would you choose and why5. Know the rules to bend the rules What has been your experience while dealing with budding designers who come from user centered school of thought How can they develop value centered design approachReference Linkshttp://www.navneetnair.comhttps://thehardcopy.co/navneetnairdirectorofproductdesignphonepemakesarecommendation/https://www.youtube.com/watchvYbrOlMi4Pofeatureembtitlehttps://navneetdesigns.medium.com

  • Synthesis of standardization with Neelkanth Chhaya
    54 min 13 sec

    Prof. Neelkanth Chhaya An Architect, academician, and thinker, Neelkanth Chhaya has researched and worked extensively in the domain of appropriate architecture for India. He has documented places of historic significance and authored numerous critical papers. He retired in 2013 as the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, at CEPT, Ahmedabad after a 24year teaching sojourn at the School.1. What according to you is standardization Where do you see it happening Do you see it happening in Architecture Do you see it happening in design at large2. It is said, standardization and process bring scale How true it is in design How important is a scale for a developing country like us Are we trapped in a cycle now3. Does standardization kills diversity, ingenuity What according to you is the biggest tradeoff of bringing standardization in design as a discipline4. You have been an educator for more than 40 years. The education system is designed to meet the demands of the market. Market demands profit. Profit can be achieved only through scale. Can one scale without standardization5. Do you envision further standardization 50 years from now

  • From Graphics to Textile, with Sujata Keshavan
    56 min 50 sec

    Today on Audiogyan we have one of the most wellknown, influential, and senior Graphic designers of our time. Sujata Keshavan. She is the founder of Ray and Keshavan and Varnaworld. Sujata graduated from the National Institute of Design in 1984. She did her Master of Fine Arts in graphic design from the School of Art, Yale University 1987. At Yale, Sujata studied under designers Paul Rand, Bradbury Thompson, and Armin Hofmann. And today we are here to know her design philosophy and my personal curiosity that can design be tangibly measured

  • 15: Understanding Tabla and it's nuances with Pt. Sudhir Mainkar
    1 hr 12 min 56 sec

    A details introduction on Tabla, taal, naad and lay... What is peshkara What is Farashbandi What is qayda What is rela Why does Aroh and avroh exist in singing What is khali bhari

  • 17: Need of a Guru with Guru Bhanumati
    46 min 31 sec

    Who / What is a GuruWhy does one need Guru in Dance or life in generalHow can one find the right Guru

  • 19: Understanding fonts and typefaces with Mahendra Patel
    35 min 37 sec

    What is a difference between a fontfamily and a typeface How does one define / gauge / comment that a particular font is bad and good For e.g.: Comic sans is considered to be an ugly font. Why Every typeface has a particular emotion. Is there any other way to feel the mood of that typeface A lot of times, in a given context of a word or typography, 2 letters are mathematically equidistant but they feel to be visually off. Why does that happen What is the way to correct them What are the challenges of designing font for Indian scripts Why do we always have these serif and sanserif font pairs. Any suggestions to spread the importance of Typography, especially to designers so they get inspired to design fonts and typefaces for Indian context

  • 21: Part - 1 Understanding 22Shrutis with Dr. Vidyadhar Oke
    42 min 35 sec

    What is a Shruti Why is it the most important aspect of musicWhat do we use in our Music, ‘Shrutis’ or ‘Nadas’How can we practically differentiate between Shrutis and NadasHow a Raga is formedCan we ‘measure’ a ShrutiWhy are Shrutis 22 only Who fixed them Can anyone not create new Shrutis

  • 22: Understanding motorcycle design with Chetan Shedjale
    41 min 9 sec

    1. What is motorcycle design and how can one get into it What does one need to learn to become a motorcycle designer2. What are the design goals while making a bike3. What are stages when you are designing a bike Structure of the team, iterations, process etc..4. What are few considerations while designing a bike for India and other countries where infrastructure is better5. How did you become a bike designer Can you tell us your story

  • 28: Understanding voicing and dubbing in a nutshell with Prasad Phanse
    20 min 21 sec

    What would you say is the most difficult part of being a voice artist How difficult it is if you make your switch from acting to purely voicingWhat are the top 3 things one need to learn to become a voice artistWhat’s the mindset of working in this profession Giving voice to thousands of character but always behind camera. What’s the measure of your satisfactionWhich is the most easy and tough expression to express without being melodramatic on RadioIs their anything like parallel cinema in Radio or any voice related profession

  • 32: Understanding type design with Shiva Nallaperumal
    31 min 42 sec

    This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Kultureshop.in About Shiva, Shiva is a Graphic Designer, Type Designer and Illustrator from Chennai, India. He follows a research led, process driven work ethic to bring meaningful solutions to design problems. He has been awarded by Forbes for 30 under 30\. Shiva’s practice has focused on Identity Systems, Publication and Exhibition Design, Custom Typefaces and Interactive Design for a wide range of international clients. He graduated from DJAD, Coimbatore, and then did MFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, USA. He has won many awards and recognition for his work in Type Design.What do you do and whats your journey likeWhere do you draw inspiration for your typefaces projects in generalWhat are the peculiar characteristics of Indian type facesIn one of your talks at Design Fabric, you drew a brilliant analogy of type faces are like real human faces. Each have distinct features. Is there a saturation point while designingIn one of your interviews you mentioned that Type is subliminal. What the are the challenges in making it soWhere do you see the Indian landscape of Font and type faces in next 10 or 20 years where we have technology in one hand and illiteracy on other

  • 37: Insights into illustrations with Mira Malhotra
    35 min 34 sec

    Today I have Mira Malhotra with us on Audiogyan. She is an artist associated with Kultureshop.Mira is a Mumbaibased visual artist and graphic designer and Founder of Studio Kohl. Her personal work is essentially Indian, witty and contemporary, characterised by her visceral use of line. A postgraduate from the National Institute of Design and a B.F.A. in Applied Arts, Mira’s rare approach to design is rooted in logic and common sense but enriched by her distinct aesthetic and creative flair. Her work has been featured by Kyoorius, RedBull Premieres and Vh1 and has represented India in the Triennale Museum, Milan and SouthBank Centre, London.Questions1. Can you give a quick snapshot of how you became a designer / artist and what is Studio Kohl2. What are the characteristics of illustrations which make each artist’s work unique3. Your style of work is “rooted in logic and common sense” How do you define your work exactly4. In one of your interview with My Creative wall you mentioned “Design/Art is vague and cannot be learnt from a textbook” what does that mean5. How can one break boundaries of art and still be relevant

  • 40: Understanding patterns & geometry in design with Aziza Iqbal
    32 min 17 sec

    Aziza Iqbal is an Indian visual artist, surface design and pattern specialist currently based in Doha, Qatar The quintessential maths nerd and pattern junkie. She thrives on details, grids and symmetry, and believes in communicating with shapes and colours rather than words and pictures. 1. What is role of geometry in design and art2. How do patterns influence design Can a design be simply patterns or then we will call it art3. I believe Patterns intrigue you. What do you see when you see a pattern Are you looking for patterns4. What happens when the pattern itself is anarchic5. Is pattern and routine same at a philosophical level How come we are so inclined towards breaking the pattern / monotony

  • 2: Conversation with Designer of Everyday Objects, Paul Sandip
    27 min 41 sec

    Today I have Paul Sandip with us on Audiogyan. Paul is an international award winning product designer, alumni of NID, Electrical Engineer and a Cartoonist. He has designed over 300 iconic everyday objects in 121 product categories for clients across 14 countries. He is the Winner of Red Dot Award twice and numerous international awards. In 2004 he created the Spherical Bulb Holder Angular Multiplug for GM Modular which became the most iconic best seller designs in India and have now become a standard for the entire electrical industry. And this was really a small introduction of a person who likes to call him designer of everyday objects. For more details you can visit paulstudio.in 1\. Massimo Vignelli quoted, “if you can design one thing you can design everything” that being true, don’t you think if you cover the width, depth can fall short2\. You have been referred as industrial sculptor in a lot of places. What is it How is an industrial sculptor different from industrial designer What is the line that separates these 23\. What is your process of defining your style How do you ensure that any product you design has a definitely Paul Sandip style / statement4\. “Once you start selling the “designer” and not the design, objects become expensive.” Can you explain what do you mean by that5\. Your design of the spherical bulb Holders have become a standard in the electrical product industry. Can you tell our listeners how did the product you made, bring so much impact in the electrical products manufacturing industry6\. How do you identity an opportunity for design intervention

  • 3: Understanding the thought behind plays that voice their dissent with Sunil Shanbag
    24 min 54 sec

    Today I have Sunil Shanbaug with us on Audiogyan. Sunil is an Indian theatre director, screenwriter and documentary filmmaker. He worked as an actor/designer/ assistant director with Satyadev Dubey from 1974 to 1984 on about twentyfive productions. In 1985, he along with his group of friends became one of the founding members and artistic director of ARPANA, a repertory company. This theatre company has been working consistently since its inception, doing an average of fifty performances a year. Its work is characterised by “contemporary and original texts by Indian and international playwrights in translation, strong performances, minimalist staging, and innovative use of music and design.1\. How do we define dissent in these times Why do plays from the times of the Greeks and even Bhasa attract the most number of dissenters2\. You have directed plays by Vijay Tendulkar to Mahesh Elkunchwar. And Shafaat Khan to Ramu Ramanathan. What could be the reasons these playwright try to voice controversial topics3\. Is experimenting with controversial topics for plays reduced If yes, why and how has it effected society If no, then how has it survived4\. You are collaborating with young minds at your theatre space Tamasha. What is the role of such a space in our society5\. How do you select a play to direct Was the process different in the seventies and eighties when you worked alongside Satyadev Dubey to the now Where you are seen as a thought leader.

  • 4: Canvas of Thumri with Dhanashree Pandit Rai
    29 min 48 sec

    Dhanashree Pandit Rai holds a Masters Degree in Hindustani Classical Music from University of Bombay. She has trained under the stalwart of the Kirana Gharana Pt. Firoz Dastur and the Thumri legend Shobha Gurtu. She has also received valuable guidance in Thumri from Begum Afroz Bano and Batuk Dewanji. She is a recipient of the prestigious SUR MANI award from Sur Singar Samsad. Dhanashree is one of the leading exponents of the THUMRI form of music and her repertoire, besides khayal, consists of thumri, chaiti, hori, kajri , sawan, jhoola etc. She has also been associated with Jazz musicians and have been giving training in Indian music to several world renowned Jazz artistes. Most. Of us must have heard in ted talks and other places where she familiarise with Raag Sangit and how to identify raag in new and old age songs.1\. What is Thumri and how did it emerge2\. How does Thumri sit in over all scheme of Traditional Hindustani classical music3\. Even thumri format has set rules and it’s own framework. Did Thumri face problems when it was evolving If yes, what kind of challenges Why did people ventured into another lighter forms4\. Most of the thumris are in Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Mirzapuri. Why Have any of the artist explored by creating new bandishes or experimenting with the format5\. How does a particular format ceases to evolve Who decides beyond this point it won’t be called as Thumri Futher modifications to this form and we will have to change the name Who defines naamroop to these forms

  • 5: Exploring Filmosophy with Amrit Gangar
    1 hr 18 min 16 sec

    Amrit Gangar is an Indian film scholar, historian, critic, curator and writer. He worked for the National Museum of Indian Cinema set up by the Government of Mumbai. Amrit Gangar has been working in the field of cinema in various capacities for over three decades. He has been part of production and creative teams of numerous feature, documentary, short films and video installations by artists from Europe and Scandinavia. For the past several years, he has been engaged with his new theoreticalphilosophical concept Cinema of Prayoga or Cinema Prayoga 1\. What has been the role of Mumbai towards cinema since the past one hundred years2\. You have recently mentioned that cinema has now being reduced to a commodity. What makes you say that How do you respond to movies like Court and Fandry3\. You have been associated with the film society movement in the seventies and eighties. Can you tell us what are the milestones in this movement4\. I would like to quote Mrinal Sen about how his cinema was a way of reliving his childhood days of innocence and fun. Is that possible in this day and age5\. If the current trend is of mediocre or commodity driven cinema, there has to be a trend reversal like we had with Saeed Mirza, Kundan Shah or Sham Benegal. What does it take to do that and how can me as a audience spot this change

  • 8: Role of Design in society with Uday Athavankar
    45 min 20 sec

    Uday Athavankar is a professor in IDC, IIT Mumbai and is on the advisory board of several international research journals.. He has been committed to education and research on design and designrelated consulting for over 30 years. Uday sir has written many papers on product semantics and communication, and role of mental in design process as well as design education.1\. What is the role of design in society Can you tell us how a well designed system can impact our lives2\. You have built the Indian postbox, low cost ATM and are now working on affordable housing. Can you tell us role of design institutions to work on things at a grass root level 3\. How do you identify which domain to invest time and effort for design4\. You have designed a number of purposeful games that have been introduced in India and Japan in the education space, can you tell us role of design in this and how did it help5\. What are your thoughts on future of design education in our country

  • 12: Comic strips and more with Ashvini Menon
    31 min 17 sec

    Today I have Ashvini Menon with us on Audiogyan. Ashvini is a graphic designer, illustrator from Mumbai and did her Masters of Graphic design from NID.She has worked on projects with Microsoft, Reader’s digest, Visa Singapore, Bombay Natural History society, India and many more in her stint as a freelance graphic designer. Ashvini has won many awards so far. Today we are here to discuss more about graphic design.1\. What is the role of comic strips / caricature drawing in the society Can you tell us in which all domain this type of art form is used and not used until now2\. You have been actively working on graphics related to nature and ecology. How do you measure your success in this Can you tell us any case study in brief3\. Can you tell us about cartoon strip, ”Ecotism” which is a year long association with Hindu. Where does your inspiration come from4\. You are working and have worked with big brands like Microsoft, Visa Singapore and BNHS, can you tell us how much of brands like these, value art plus giving back to society through art5\. What was your work and contribution when you worked with TaxiFabric on Wild Mumbaikars What was your learning then

  • 14: Everybody is an artist - with Ankita Shinde
    30 min 40 sec

    Ankita Shinde is an artist from Mumbai. She runs her graphic design business under her studio name ‘AnotherDayAnotherColour’ in Mumbai and has worked with brands like Adidas, Ebay, Lenovo, RedBull, ASUS, Vogue and more… Her work has been featured in several online and print publication Mid day, Hindustan Times, Creative Gaga, Cosmopolitan, Juice magazine by Jabong, Pool magazine, Design Taxi, 22words.com, Kyoorious to name a few.Ankita is an artist and an explorer and believes that everybody is. She has founded petaproject.org where they empower and enable everyone to take up pet projects. She is passionate about education, about the ways in which slight transformation in the process of education can lift up an individual’s innovation capability. 1\. You strongly believe “everybody is an artist”. Please tell us how What makes a data operator or doctor an artist2\. You have been documenting your insights and experiences in form of dawnings, words and photographs. Can you tell us what is your over all creative process like3\. How does documenting your process help in your creative process4\. Can you share your process when you worked on minimiles5\. What are your thoughts on education in art Again, if everyone is an artist how can one evolve it’s art

  • 23: Cartoon and illustrations with Alicia Souza.
    25 min 7 sec

    Alicia Souza is a designer, illustrator and entrepreneur. She did her communication design from Melbourne and then worked briefly with Chumbak. She now has her own online store called aliciasouza.com where she sells her design through stationary, home accessories, apparel and more. Today we are here to discuss some bits of her journey but more importantly cartoons and illustrations. 1\. What is the significance of cartoon as an art form in the world of arts2\. You have a distinct style of annotations, what made you explore this style predominantly What is your source of inspiration3\. In one of your interviews, you mentioned “agencies choosing photography over illustrations”. Do you think photos are more powerful than illustrations4\. Is there something called as creator’s block, similar to writer’s block while working on noncommissioned work5\. Being also an entrepreneur how do you see an artist’s future who wants to specialise in illustration, especially comics

  • 24: Discussing Design and art with Ranganath Krishnamani.
    42 min 10 sec

    Ranganath is a multi disciplinary designer specializing in illustration, art direction and user experience. He draws inspiration from vintage architecture, street art and machinery. When he is not behind the sketchbook or computer working on pixels, he loves traveling and exploring new trails on his bicycle.1\. All your work has a typically texture / color tone to it. Is it intentional How did you narrow down to explore possibilities in that tone What could be your say in doing so for other aspiring designers2\. In one of your interviews you mentioned Design is very time bound you have something in your mind, you build it and it changes very soon. Art, on the other hand, is very memorable.” I think with design you go deeper into the problem and solve pain points. With Art you explore express things. Do you compare these 2 If yes how Since you started from design and then got into art, how has your perception changed towards design3\. I personally find dribble and behance to be just very superficial and eye candy than actually design. It could rather be a art platform than design. What is your take on it Design displayed on sites like these are without context. How much do you think context matters in Design4\. In one of your interviews you also spoke about how government institutes are able to hone the skills you have. Can you tell us something more about it. If openly we have to compare private design schools and Government. Whats your take5\. You have to a certain extent brought illustrations, graphics and icons to a respectable level as oppose to older perception of stock icons. Where do you think is the future of this. How will illustration evolve in coming years Do people still need a skilled hand instead of mastery over softwares

  • 26: Insights into webcomics with Aarthi Parthasarathy
    30 min 42 sec

    Today I have Aarthi Parthasarathy with us on Audiogyan, who is an Indian filmmaker and a webcomic creator. Having grown up in Mumbai and now living in Bengaluru, Aarthi is known for creating the webcomic like Royal Existentials and writing for the webcomic Urbanlore. Aarthi became part of feminist art collective called Kadak in March 2016, where she has collaborated to create Personal Cyber Space, Aloe Vera and The Void. 1\. Can you tell us a brief history of women in comics around the world, how it has evolved till current time in India2\. You are a film maker. How did you get into comics Do you see any common thread in these art forms3\. What makes you believe that comics or webcomics are means to make your voice heard Create awareness in the society4\. You have a different style of comics where you pick vintage art predominantly. What makes you do that What is your source of inspiration5\. How is the balance of content and illustration styles defined in any comic Can you elaborate any particular case study either yours if the webcomic reached to masses because of either of things being good

  • 28: Furniture design, bamboo and more… with Pravinsinh Solanki
    33 min 6 sec

    Today I have Pravinsinh Solanki with us on Audiogyan. Pravinsinh teaches Furniture Interior Design at the National Institute of Design. He has worked on various interior design and retail store design projects and has rich and varied work experience. At NID he teaches Construction Fabrication, Space Planning, Retail Store Design, Design Detailing, and Design Management. He also looks after the classic prototypes which are designed by world class designers. He has a special interest in bamboo furniture and is the coordinator of Bamboo Initiatives at NID.1\. Can you tell us the state of furniture design in India This is mainly to set context to our discussion2\. What is the difference between bamboo and wood3\. You have specialised in Bamboo. How can one pick a particular material to explore possibilities. What is the process for it Does it need to start with material How else can it start4\. Why did you pick Bamboo and how have things changed for you, to retrospectively say it has been worth it. Can Bamboo match up to the possibilities in fibre and other materials5\. Are we going around full cycle while making stuff from Bamboo6\. What is the future of furniture design in India How can people be made sensitive to this domain and realise how important it is

  • 30: Street art movement in India with Giulia Ambrogi
    37 min 22 sec

    Today I have Giulia Ambrogi with us on Audiogyan. She is a cofounder and curator of a nonprofit organisation, Start India Foundation which has been making waves in the Indian street art movement. It aims to make our streets more interactive through the medium of urban art festivals across India. They have been instrumental in improving the aesthetics of cities like Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mumbai. And today we are here to discover what goes into making it happen.1\. Can you briefly tell us about Start project Since when is this active and what do you do exactly in this project2\. What is the importance of murals in society How and what changes happen once a city scape has some murals / paint over it as per your understanding3\. Does Art need to be site specific Can you tell us how do you pick your canvas4\. Since these artworks are always out in there, as a Festival Director, how have you manage a balance between creativity freedom of art and limitations of being a public artwork5\. If we can safely say, StArt India is an act of improving urban aesthetic, we are still a long way to go. How long will it take in India What’s your idea of a aesthetically beautiful surrounding

  • 36: DesignUp special
    27 min 17 sec

    Today I have Jay Dutta back with us on Audiogyan. I recently did an interview with him discussing role of design in startups. This episode is not a part 2 but a conversation on Designup a totally go to conference for design in tech. A quick back ground about Jay, He leads the Experience Design Charter for a new, expanded MakeMyTrip Group and mentors startups. He is the AsiaPacific Lead for the nonProfit IxDa and the Founder/Curator of DesignUp Conference.1\. What is DesignUp2\. Why did you start it3\. What can we expect at DesignUp4\. What is the importance of conferences like these5\. Whats the future of DesignUp

  • 43: Nuances of Toy Design with Suhasini Paul
    31 min 47 sec

    Today I have Suhasini Paul with us on Audiogyan. An eminent toy designer, post graduate of National Institute of Design NID with her specialization in Toys and Children products. Suhasini is also an Electrical engineer and has done Management Program for Women Entrepreneurs MPWE 2016 from IIM, Bangalore. She designs the surprise toys found inside Kinder Joy for Indian / global market, sport toys for Disney, India and breaktime play things for ITC Foods. You can find her entire bio on pualstudio.in. Today we are here to discuss nuances of Toy Design in India.1\. What are the various aspects of toy design What are the steps while designing a toy can do as much technical as you want2\. What are psychological considerations while you are designing a toy3\. How important is material a factor while designing toys Which material is predominantly used for making toys at least in India Why4\. Tell us about your experience in designing surprise toys for kinder joy.5\. How do you see future of physical toys when the world Is going digital

  • 45: Speaking as an art form with Dhanashree Lele - Part 2 (Marathi)
    40 min 21 sec

    Dhanashree Lele is a powerful orator. Being expert in a difficult language like Sanskrit, she conducts many oneperson shows in Sanskrit. Dhanashree is also a popular Marathi anchor and interviewer and has been a compere for many programs on TV, radio and stage. Worked on various projects with seniors like Shri. Sudhir Phadke, Prof. Pravin Davane, Dr. Anil Avchat to name a few…She has Secured H. D. Velankar Scholarship for Sanskrit proficiency. Today we are here to talk about what does it take to become a good orator.1\. In a lot of places, the audience remembers not only the guest but also the host, while in some cases the host is almost invisible. What is that characteristics of the good host2\. What is you process when you are about to host a show Research, rehearsal and other things… How do you go about doing these things and more3\. In modern times at least as per my knowledge, we have seen only politician being good orators. Where as around 2030 years back we had really good speakers in different fields. What went wrong and why4\. What is the future of spoken communication Hosting, narrating or comparing

  • Ep. 02: Craft, curiosity or culture fit? With Fatema Raja
    1 hr 6 min 10 sec

    Welcome to the brand new series of Audiogyan Where are the designers It is a 12 part series featuring a few of the top influential Design leaders, talking about their process of hiring, challenges in finding and retaining the talents, and some tips for young designers to make a cut after they apply. We are delighted and proud to introduce our hosts, Kedar Nimkar and Abhinit Tiwari, who will be sharing their 360degree design perspectives. In this Episode, our hosts talks to Fatema Raja, who is a Group Design Head at Gojek handling Food and entertainment. Always filling pages, obsessive talker, the epitome of OCD is how she describes herself. Listen to the Episode to find out more. Follow Fathema Raja on Twitter https://twitter.com/fatemajrajaFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedars21Follow Abhinit Tiwari on Twitter https://twitter.com/abhinitials21Follow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyans21Follow Gojek Design on Twitter https://twitter.com/gojekdesigns21Follow The Jupiter App on Twitter https://twitter.com/TheJupiterAppYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/androidor iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • 6: [ACS 04] Swiggy’s Design Philosophy and more… With Srinath Rangamani
    40 min 16 sec

    1\. Everyone in the online designer community speak about the small discount icon which rotates and captures attention while you scroll on the home or listing page. Can you tell us the story behind it How did you create that little delightful interaction2\. How big is the team and how do you function I heard you have some design sprints ahead of dev sprints. How does that work What is the process like3\. What is the process within the design team to ensure consistency in the product4\. Can you share some insights into how did the “track your order” feature evolve What was the problem statement and how did you arrive at a the design solution5\. What is the biggest challenge for a design team at Swiggy and how do you address it How important do you think other stake holders should be sensitive to design and user experience How do you manage / communicate that6\. How do you deal with the pressure of making offers discoverable in the highly competitive market for burning lot of money on cash backs and discounts What is your stand in saying NO or finding a middle ground7\. Do Swiggy do AB tests If yes, can you share one experiment and what was the learning8\. By now we can safely assume that everyone in the metro cities know what is Swiggy and what do they do. But still I would like to know how do you as head of design at Swiggy view what your company does9\. Does Swiggy as a company treat Swiggy to a product or as a service10\. How does the roadmap look like purely from a design stand point What are your future plansToday I have Srinath Rangamani with us on Audiogyan. Currently head of Design at Swiggy and previously at Myntra, store mate and Adobe. He is digital designer with over 10 years of experience in creative, interaction and product design for mobile apps web. His philosophy is “Create something pure for in its beauty, simplicity, craftiness and care lies the experience of a user”.

  • 9: Indian Memory project and more with Anusha Yadav.
    31 min 11 sec

    Anusha Yadav is a Portrait Photographer, Brand Culture design consultant, and a curator of narrative, visual and theme based archives and ideas. She founded Indian Memory Project in 2010\. The world’s first online visual narrative based archive that traces a personal history of the Indian Subcontinent through images found in family and personal archives.1\. What is Indian memory Project and what was the thought behind starting it2\. There are millions of untold stories and unsung heroes in almost every part of the world. What is your process of capturing them through you project3\. Which according to you is the best format of capturing memories Why 4\. How is one’s memory relevant to other’s5\. Since you are a photographer, are memories alway black and white Is there any significance6\. How has your photography and graphic design skills help you grow this project7\. What is the long term vision of Indian memory project

  • 15: World of Indian graphic design with Pavithra Dikshit
    36 min 55 sec

    Today I have Pavithra Dikshit with us on Audiogyan. She is a typographer, Graphic designer and presently working in Landor, Mumbai. And this is the way she positions herself online, I’m 1/3rd of Postcard People which is an avenue to revive sending out postcards. And I’m 1/8th of Kadak which is a collective of South Asian women who work with graphic storytelling of different kinds. Today we are here to talk about graphic design with Pavithra.Questions1\. You say your exploration in design is within Indian context. What do you mean by that What is Indianness when it comes to graphic design2\. How big and wide is the canvas with respect to Indian Graphic Design3\. Can graphic design be tactile in nature What is the role of paper when it comes to graphic design How critical is that element Since I am always exposed to digital graphic design4\. In some of your articles online, you have mentioned about you being super disciplined and lover of side projects. What can be different ways for a graphic designer to explore side projects5\. So there is a connection between your work, life and worklife How does your day job work in this sense6\. How do you choose what you should work on Especially with side projects. Everybody has so many ideas You seem to have built a few composite projects, why is that Is that a style7\. A lot of your recent work involves words and typography. Could you talk about it Also you’re reading and sharing a lot more of the books. Have you always been a reader Is that important for a graphic designer in today’s world

  • 2: Films & perspectives with Kedar Jape
    19 min 11 sec

    Should art depict society or should society evolve by looking at artHow much do you think commerce effects artHow do you know your story is finished Why does every film need a protagonist and an antagonistWhy do you think Indian main stream films have conclusive ending while foreign or experimental cinema don’t have itAnd how do you decide a movie is good or bad Know more about films perspectives from Kedar Jape.

  • 4: Traditional Dance; Kathak with Prajakta Sathe
    27 min 59 sec

    What made you consider Dance as a professionWhat are the possible job prospects if you decide to devote your life to danceWith Nach baliye and Boogie Woogie, has it impacted Indian traditional dance forms. if yes, howWhat kind of challenges one faces while spreading these traditional forms of artHow do you see practiceHow do you see Indian traditional dance forms 50 years from nowAny practical and simple way for parents to create curiosity among their kids for classical forms of music or danceHow many hours you practice daily and one shouldYou have also been working on Dance therapy. Can you please tell us what is it about How is it helpfulWhat is the role of a Guru in dance How do you find a Guru in this day and ageWhat is one thing you would like to tell aspiring dancers

  • 10: Design nuances of Indian Rupee Symbol with Uday Kumar
    17 min 46 sec

    Design nuances of Indian Rupee Symbol What were the design goals while designing the rupee sign I mean visual harmony, culture, context and any other considerations What were you design goals before getting to work What was your process to evaluate that the symbol you made will work across Size, color, shape, context, language etc.. What should be the process if someone has to design for a wider set of people What is the significance of horizontal lines vs vertical lines in the currency symbols What is your perspective about making design which is immortal Is it possible since you have made something which is equivalent to our national anthem What will be your top 2 goals if you were going to design the 2000 rupee note

  • Designing for fintech with Navneet Nair
    1 hr 18 min 13 sec

    Welcome to Audiogyan Where are the designers It is a 12 part series featuring few of the top influential Design leaders in India, talking about their process of hiring, challenges in finding and retaining talent and some tips for young designers to make a cut after they apply. We are delighted and proud to introduce our hosts, Kedar Nimkar and Abhinit Tiwari, who will be sharing their 360degree design perspectives. Today we have Navneet Nair with us on Audiogyan. He currently heads design at PhonePe. For the last two decades, he has been a handson practitioner of design and user focussed creative arts. Navneet has worked in both individual contributor roles and in leadership positions at startups and established companies like Yahoo Google.Follow Navneet Nair on Twitter https://twitter.com/navneetdesignsFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedars21Follow Abhinit Tiwari on Twitter https://twitter.com/abhinitials21Follow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyans21You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Building mature design teams with Srinath Rangamani
    1 hr 17 min 59 sec

    Welcome to Audiogyan This is a part of series, Where are the designers A series which features, top 12 influential Design leaders, talking about their process of hiring, challenges in finding and retaining talent, and some tips and tricks for young designers. We are delighted and proud to introduce our hosts, Kedar Nimkar and Abhinit Tiwari, who will be sharing their 360degree design perspectives. Today we have Srinath Rangamani with us on Audiogyan. He has been a guest on Audiogyan back in Jan 2019, where we spoke about Swiggys design philosophy. Srinath heads Design at Swiggy and previously at Myntra, store mate, and Adobe. He is a digital designer with over 15 years of experience in creative, interaction, and product design for mobile apps web. Welcome back Srinath to Audiogyan.Follow Srinath Rangamani on Twitter https://twitter.com/srinathranlangenFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedars21Follow Abhinit Tiwari on Twitter https://twitter.com/abhinitials21Follow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyans21You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • 1: Theoretical & Practical design with Sharad Patwardhan
    16 min 32 sec

    How do you see designWhat should one learn when one is in design schoolWhat do you mean by Horizontal vertical linesWhat according to you is Yin and Yang of computer age in the field of designHow do you address “attention to detail” to your students and many more insightful questions with Sharad Patwardhan.

  • 5: Copy, branding & advertising with Anusha Pinto
    33 min 54 sec

    Gyan session on Copy, Branding and advertising with Anusha Pinto. What are the challenges in making a nosogood brand better What is the role of language in the advertising world Orange, Hutch, Vodafone How did they manage this big brand transition How important it is to have command on language

  • 11: Radhika Phanse
    19 min 37 sec

    How is Natyashashtra and dance therapy connectedIn ancient India, Classical Dances were aimed at the betterment of health of dancers. How and why did it digress What is making it come back as a therapyOne of your article reads, turn your suffering into art, art into awareness and awareness into action. How can one think of dance when they are in pain Is this possible for a person to get out of depression What are the steps you take to bring the person in suffering to at least step on the dance floor If dance form is so ecstatic and one loses a state of awareness, how can one concentrate and work on his or her sufferingsWhere do you see Dance therapy going in the future. May be 50 years down the line

  • 12: English-Bandhish With Kiran Phatak (Marathi)
    28 min 26 sec

    What do you mean by BandishHow has Bandish evolved and will evolveWhats missing in todays BandishesYou have made few bandish in English language.How do you decide in which Raag its suppose to be based on What make you pick one raag over anotherWhats your plan to further break these boundaries and expand Hindustani Classical music.

  • 13: Last temptations of an actor with Atul Kulkarni
    21 min 37 sec

    How can one stay genuine to his or her role and still stay detachedWhat is the process of developing a character where you can showcase the subtleties effortlesslyWhat according to you are the 3 required skills to be a good actorLast temptations of an actor what can one do to avoid falling in trap of this Maya of films, movies and entertainment still be remembered as an actorYou also live a very simple life with Roti, kapda, makaan and wifi. Can you tell us more about it

  • 23: Anatomy of Rap with SIRI
    23 min 35 sec

    SIRI is a multilingual Kannada rapper from Bangalore. This episode is on the backdrop of SIRI and Sez On The Beat’s new track My Jam with Artist Originals, JioSaavn’s independent label for South Asian artists.

  • 22: Kyoorius Designyatra Case study with Rajesh Kejriwal
    51 min 51 sec

    Rajesh Kejriwal is the Founder CEO of Kyoorius Group and a global director at Saffron. In this episode we discuss a case study for Kyoorius Designyatra, hosted and curated by Rajesh.

  • 26: [ACS] Ragya with Aditya Dipankar
    47 min 5 sec

    Ragya with Aditya Dipankar. He is a Designer and also trained in Hindustani classical music. Aditya has a huge body of work in design from infographics for rural Indians to creating designs for successful brands like Nutanix and Freecharge. Today we are here to discuss a case study of his project, Ragya.com. Ragya is a streaming service focusing just on Indian classical music: specifically ‘ragas’ designed to be played at specific times of the day.

  • 29: What is curation? with Ram Rahman
    47 min 6 sec

    Today I have Ram Rahman with us on Audiogyan who needs no introduction. But just for formality, Ram is a photographer, curator, designer, activist, and a noted contemporary artist based in Delhi.With such a large body of work, it is impossible to document even a fraction of his thoughts, ideologies, and philosophies. However, I have decided to have a conversation around what is curation.

  • 31: Inclov case study with Kalyani Khona
    49 min 48 sec

    Kalyani works at the intersection of behavior x design x technology to build products. Kalyani is the cofounder of Inclov, the worlds first matchmaking app for people with disability and health disorders to find love. The app matches people on the basis of cure availability, medical condition, level of independence, and lifestyle choices.

  • 33: Spark of pedagogy with Prem Chandavarkar
    42 min 41 sec

    Prem Chandavarkar joins us on Audiogyan. He is the managing partner of CnT Architects: an awardwinning and widely published architectural practice based in Bangalore, India. He needs no introduction to the people in the world of architecture education. With the experience of over 40 years, he is an academic advisor and guest faculty at several colleges of architecture.

  • What is contemporary dance? With Ashley Lobo
    42 min 26 sec

    Ashley Lobo joins us on Audiogyan to share his philosophical thoughts and connect the dots of the western world to Indias spirituality through dance.

  • Animation and thought behind it with Debjyoti Saha
    34 min 9 sec

    Debjyoti Saha joins us on Audiogyan. For those who follow him on Instagram knows his style of work and the recently gone viral series, Korona. But I am not going to introduce him by that. Debjyoti is an animator, illustrator and draws comics. His work is heavily influenced by his interactions with cities he has lived in, and it’s clear that his observations of such detail, reflects in his animated and illustrated stories. What got me interested in knowing his thoughts and work which he himself calls which is not very heavy on production, but has a deeprooted thought.

  • Education through theatre with Geetanjali Kulkarni (Marathi)
    49 min 19 sec

    Geetanjali Kulkarni is an actor, who has been performing for theatre, films, and the web. She has been always ahead of her time. Her quest to do something unconventional always paved a different way for her and the people around her. Geetanjalis dedication is contagious and has given certain meaning to the most uncertain profession called Acting... Today we are here to discuss one of my favorite topics, education, but through theatre and acting or should I say performing arts.

  • One knot at a time (Jaipur Rugs) with Nand Kishore Chaudhary and Kavita Chaudhary
    57 min 52 sec

    In this episode of Audiogyan, we have N.K. Chaudhary and Kavita Chaudhary. We try and understand the broad landscape of textile design in India at the backdrop of Jaipur Rugs, real design sensibilities of India, and a short but beautiful case study called Manchaha

  • MUBI - Case study with Svetlana Naudiyal
    37 min 46 sec

    Martin Scorsese once said, Cinema is a matter of whats in the frame and whats out. I guess, MUBI also has a similar viewpoint. They are particular of which movie is on the platform and which is out.Svetlana Naudiyal joins us Audiogyan. She is a Director of content at MUBI India. Svetlana has a rich background in cinema, content, and curation. She has worked previously in different capacities for NFDC, MAMI, Drishyam Films to name a few.

  • Language and translation with Jayashree Joshi
    1 hr 6 min 12 sec

    Jayashree studied German at the JNU in New Delhi and also taught German after receiving her MA. She has been working at the Goethe Institute since 1996, was a program officer for twenty years, and since 2016 has been the Head of the institutes library in Mumbai. In addition to the Indian languages Marathi, Hindi and Sanskrit, she is fluent in English and German. She has translated German poems and plays into Hindi, Marathi and English. She also writes poetry in Marathi, which is regularly published. She has translated plays, poems, short stories novels and childrens and youth literature from English and German into Hindi and Marathi.

  • "Painter of people" with Sudhir Patwardhan (200 EP)
    48 min 13 sec

    I celebrated 100th episode with Indias design Hero, B.V. Doshi, and I am equally thrilled and excited to celebrate this 200th episode with another legend Sudhir Patwardhan one of India’s finest painters.

  • Travel Writing with Shivaji Das
    49 min 45 sec

    A writer, traveler, and photographer Shivaji Das with us on Audiogyan. He has authored few books like, ‘Off the Beaten Track: Collecting Stories of Unheard Lives,’ ‘Journeys with the caterpillar: Travelling through the islands of Flores and Sumba, Indonesia,’ and most recently, The other Shangrila. Shivaji’s writings and work with migrants have been published in journals such as TIME, The Economist, BBC, and more... He was born and brought up in the northeastern province of Assam and now stays in Singapore. Today we are here to discuss travel writing as a practice or as a profession. Lets find out.

  • Transport design with Dhawal Ashar
    1 hr 2 min 47 sec

    1. We cant start from the wheel but can you give us a brief history of transportation in Mumbai Also, how are these transportation departments categorized Local perception of commuters and as per government taxonomy2. What is a general practice for building and designing a road What is challenging about Mumbai being a cluster of islands3. What was the situation of Mumbai roads despite having a local railway 50 years ago and how is it today 4. On which parameters are road safety and ease of transport measured How are these conducted and how does Mumbai perform on those metrics5. What is the longterm future of transport in Mumbai

  • Ep. 01: Are Designers upping their game? with Jay Dutta
    1 hr 11 min 21 sec

    Welcome to the brand new series of Audiogyan Where are the designers It is a 12 part series featuring few of the top influential Design leaders, talking about their process of hiring, challenges in finding and retaining the talents and some tips for young designers to make a cut after they apply. We are delighted and proud to introduce our hosts, Kedar Nimkar and Abhinit Tiwari, who will be sharing their 360degree design perspectives. We begin the series with Jay Dutta, Design Head at Make My Trip, and Go Ibibo also the founder of DesignUp, one of the most soughtafter design conferences in South East Asia.Follow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedars21Follow Abhinit Tiwari on Twitter https://twitter.com/abhinitials21Follow Jay Dutta on Twitter https://twitter.com/jdallcapss21Follow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyans21Follow Gojek Design on Twitter https://twitter.com/gojekdesigns21You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/androidor iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • 21: Podcasting, a craft with Amit Doshi & Kavita Rajwade
    37 min 24 sec

    Today I have Amit Doshi and Kavita Rajwade with us on Audiogyan. Amit graduated in 1996 from the Pearson School of Communication at the University of Delaware and moved back to Mumbai after that. After moving back he worked on movies, ads and in television before starting Webodrome Information Technologies in 1999 to create ecommerce websites. Kavita Rajwade is a new media ninja. With stints in print, radio, television, events, sports and with music labels she has always been ahead of the curve. Podcasting is the latest industry she is looking to revolutionize.Today they are the founders of India’s largest podcasting network IVM, Indus Vox Media. And today we are here to discuss some background about podcasting and how is it getting into the Indian market.1\. Can you tell us a brief history of Podcast in India and other parts of the world2\. How critical is host’s persona3\. What are your observations w.r.t people on the podcast versus content of the podcast4\. What makes podcaster go niche and narrower in the subject they choose How true is this notion podcast is for geeks and for a niche set of audience5\. What are the challenges of podcast as a medium w.r.t technology What is the long term future of podcast in India May be 10 or 20 years in future

  • 23: Thoughts on Design Education in India with Dhimant Panchal
    1 hr 0 min 48 sec

    1\. Can you paint us a picture of “Design” education in India How well know it is in comparison to medicine or engineering2\. In one of your articles online, you mentioned, Design education makes students become responsible citizens. Can you tell us how3\. Can design be learnt from youtube Or any online service4\. What have been your observations w.r.t self taught designer versus a academically trained designer5\. What are the key attributes to be found in oneself to get into the world of design as a career6\. What is your long term vision about Design education in India How do you see it 50 years in futureProf Dhimant Panchal graduated from NID Ahmedabad in 1980\. With career spanning around 4 decades, Dhimant Sir has worked in all possible fields of design. From Industrial design, Product design, Exhibition design to education. Prof Dhimant Panchal is a key driving force at Maharashtra Institute of Technology’s Institute of Design, Pune. And today we are here to know what it takes to bring Design to living room conversations.

  • 28: Youth Theatre of India with Quasar Thakore Padamsee & Toral Shah
    57 min 6 sec

    Today I have Quasar Thakore Padamsee Toral Shah with us on Audiogyan. These guys needs no introduction for people who belong to the world of theatre and arts. Quasar, apart from being an accomplished actor, writer, director and a producer, Q is also founder of Thespo Theatre festival which completed 20 years last December 2018. Toral is all things backstage. Toral started working fulltime with QTP productions since June 2001. She worked in the capacity of administrator, inhouse graphics designer, lights/sound operator, production manager and stage manager. She was the festival director of ‘Thespo’ in 2002 and from 1999 onwards has been the festival’s coordinator and art director.You travel across India for Thespo, big and small centres. What is transpiring across Where do you think the real action lies when it comes to telling storiesMe and My team performed at Thespo almost 15 years back, how do you remember most of us and the name of the play also What is the secret behind itWhat are the significant changes you have seen in the Youth Mumbai theatre world in the last 20 years. This is w.r.t to performances, story telling, productions, acting, and more from creators stand point.You have published 4 plays in 2018. Can you tell us more about it What and why

  • 29: Illustrating Human figures with Priyanka Karyekar
    32 min 22 sec

    Today I have Priyanka Karyekar with us on Audiogyan. She is a fulltime Graphic Designer illustrator and has been doing an editorial, book, merchandising, branding and packaging design for various clients. Her illustration style is simple, a mix of type and drawings and playing around with few textures. She is currently based out of Pune. Although she has a huge body of work in illustration, this Audiogyan tries and documents her love towards illustrating human figures which her own distinct style.What is the most fascinating thing about illustrating human figures What are your learnings so far in the discovery phaseYour more recent work is towards depicting women in your illustrations. What is the story behind itWhat are your thoughts on making illustrations of reallife figures which are not really like Raja Ravi Verma’s paintings of god and goddessesYou have tried to revive a few national heroes by giving them a contemporary look through your illustrations. Can you tell

  • 35: Insights into the world of Indian Signages with Prof. Ravi Poovaiah
    39 min 27 sec

    Ravi Poovaiah, Professor, at IDC, IIT Mumbai. His current pedagogy as well as research and design interests are in fields related to Interaction Design, New Media Design, Visual Design and Product Design. Most of the things about him are documented on IIT IDC website. Ravi sir is one of the most loved professor at IDC and I got a chance to interact with him during a 3 day workshop at IIT. Product Expo. Many years ago. Although he has a huge body of work in almost all aspects of Visual and communication design, I was very impressed with one of his projects called Trinetra a collection of Indian glyphs and icons. I call it a Indian Noun project. So this Audiogyan tries and document some aspects about Communication design but more importantly and a personal curiosity of how are signages designed Especially in India.What is a signage system What is the importance of a well designed Signage system What is the state of Signages in India Where do we stand if we compare with other coun

  • 41: Where do ideas come from? With Sidharth Rao.
    36 min 39 sec

    Audiogyan is DesignUp’s podcast partner. It’s one of a kind DesigninTech conference happening on 15th and 16th Nov 2019 in Bangalore. Visit https://designup.io/blr2019/ for more details. Today I have Sidharth Rao with us on Audiogyan. Other than being an agency CEO, hes an angel investor and serial entrepreneur. You can find a lot about how to be an entrepreneur and what mistakes big CEOs made and more in his recently launched a book called “How I almost blew it”. We will be speaking about that in the later part of the episode but more importantly we will also try and explore where do award winning ideas come from and how critical it is for the founder to be creatively minded than just a business manQuestionsYou have been creating award winning campaigns ideas since 2003 with Chidiya Udi which you did for MakeMyTrip. What according to you is an “idea How has that definition evolved in last 20 years Is it just a kick to do something out of the box or genuinely looking for a gap and mitigate with notsotraditional fixes It is said that ideas are cheap. We also find that lot of entrepreneurs say, idea is 1, execution is 99. What is your take on that Winning Abbys, afaqs and other Indian advertising awards is one and winning Cannes is something else. What new got added or updated in your creative thinking to make it to the international level advertising awards How have your ideas and ways to communicate changed due to digital penetration in India From making Viral videos for MMT and Rediff to Swiggys, Voice of Hunger What is transpiring across through this evolution When Webchutney was young and rebellious, I remember you carried a tag line “did it” Where you openly declared that we just did it. What will this Sid say now I am pointing to the young but relatively mature Webchutney Is it always necessary to be young in the advertising world Only young people get ideas How critical is for a founder / CEO / entrepreneur to be creative than just being a business man and spotting growth opportunities Is it an inherent quality or one has to keep him or herself reinventing for growth This stems from your chapter with Kunal Shah. Sometimes it’s best to get a CEO than force fitting the founder to be the CEO. You also often said that I am more of a founder than CEO. Has that opinion changed Can you share any examples which you stumbled upon while doing research for your book, where the company stood out differently than just doing pure business or service, since the founders were creative and had more to offer Of course in the Indian context What made you publish this book I am sure it’s not sharing experience. There is something more to it like answering back few unanswered or stupid questions which were thrown at you or may be more… What say 

  • 42: Nuances of motion in interface design with Saptarshi Prakash
    30 min 4 sec

    IntroductionToday I have Saptarshi Prakash with us on Audiogyan. He is a Designer Traveller Speaker Teacher Engineer Manager.QuestionsCan we start by just listing few cool, subtle yet noticeable occurrences of motion design used in interfaces Also if you can list some analog world instances which have inspired online world

  • 44: Form, substance and tech with Tej Chauhan
    15 min

    Tej is known for emotive industrial design. He believes that every object has the potential to elicit joy through form, colour and texture, regardless of brand position or production budget. He combines his unique visual approach with production efficiency to create products that resonate with broad audiences and deliver true value and differentiation for brands. He is based in London.

  • 45: Importance of hand made tiles with Firdaus Variava
    29 min 52 sec

    Episode 1 of 5 featuring Firdaus Variava. This is a 5 part series with Bharat Flooring and tiles and Audiogyan. In the coming weeks we will be talking with various artists, heritage conservationist, brand creators, illustrators and architects associated with Bharat Flooring Tiles.Those who don’t know what is Bharat Flooring Tiles, btw, we will be calling it BFT throughout the series. It’s a company formed in 1922 which is leader in quality cement  flooring and has been primarily making customised, handmade cement tiles. The timeless elegance and durability of these tiles make them works of art and an invaluable part of the country’s architectural heritage. It started as part of the Swadeshi movement and with over 90 years of reputation, BFT is now the most preferred choice of interior designers and architects across India, You can find relevant links in the show notes about BFT.https://www.bharatfloorings.com/Today I have Firdaus Variava, Vice Chairman of BFT with us on Audiogyan. He has worked in diverse fields such as telecom, trading, and market research prior to joining Bharat Floorings. Firdaus is responsible for the sales team and for all activities related to marketing. In addition, he is responsible for creation of new products to cater to specific market segments and needs and for strategic planning. You can expect him to be partly host and partly guest in upcoming episode of this series.But today he is our main guest. We will be discussing history of BFT and importance of hand made tiles.QuestionsCan you start by sharing the brief history of BFT How did it start and what were the ups and down during second world war I was reading about how Pherozeshah Sidhwa and his nephew Rustom Sidhwa was approached by Jamshed Nusserwanji Mehta, to start an enterprise to boost India’s economic freedom that timeIt seems Pherozesha was very particular about quality that he dumped the first batch of White and black tiles worth 50,000 in 1922 into the ocean because he didn’t like the output. Can you share his vision and how he and his team saw it through. Some other notable names in building the brandHandmade cement tiles are unique and are expected to have slight imperfections which gives them their inherent depth and character. Can you set the context by telling us, what is so unique and valuable about handmade tiles generally I believe it also lend it’s nature to Wabi Sabi form. Can you tell us more about itHow are tiles made at Bharat Flooring Back when you guys started, you had 10 colours. Today BFT has more than 28 colours. Why and what was the journey like What is the process of introducing colours How do you decide which colour will work for your expected TGYou have been working with few contemporary artists to bring variety in your catalogue. What is the thought behind thatWhich characteristic of BFT transpires across which makes it cater to such a wide range of clientele Age old buildings like, The Bombay Central Station, Reserve Bank of India, Mantralaya, Breach Candy hospital, Santa Cruz Airport, Express Towers, Air India and LIC buildings, as well as the Bombay Gymkhana Club to new age places like, Smoke House Deli, Socials and more…What are few design or branding guidelines which you are adhering to, to keep it Indian yet contemporary

  • 48: Art walk and talk with Alisha Sadikot
    33 min 54 sec

    Alisha Sadikot is an independent museums and heritage learning professional instigating critical and creative public engagement with urban histories, art, museum collections and heritage spaces in Mumbai. Her practice, through the Inheritage Project founded 2011, focuses on educational, family, specialist and other groups from the city.

  • 50: Messages from with Anthony Burrill.
    21 min 20 sec

    Anthony Burrill is a Graphic artist, printmaker and designer known for his persuasive, upbeat style of communication. Anthony is perhaps best known for his typographic, textbased compositions, including the nowfamous “Work Hard and Be Nice to People” poster, which has become a mantra for the design community and beyond.

  • 51: Stories behind photographs with Chirodeep Chaudhuri
    59 min 32 sec

    Chirodeep’s work largely documents the urban landscape and he has often been referred to as the “chronicler of Bombay”.

  • 3: Framing and philosophy with Prashant Godbole
    41 min 57 sec

    Prashant Is a Creative Head, Founder, Ideaswork. Graduate from J. J. Institute of and Member of Bombay Art Society, worked for several advertising agencies, major brands in India and abroad like Bajaj, Raymonds, Park Avenue, Shoppers Stop, Airtel, NECC, Marico, Tata Group, Taj Hotels, Killer Jeans, Colgate, UPS, The Times of India, Citibank, Philips, Tetley, Thomson, Zee TV, Big Rock, Infosys, Reid and Tailor, Big rock Rustomjee, LinkedIn, Pepsico, Addidas shoes, etc.

  • 7: On canvas and off canvas with Parag Borse [Marathi]
    58 min 24 sec

    Parag Borse is an artist whose paintings have been exhibited across the world. He is an award winning artists who studied at JJ School of applied arts. We discus art, painting, realism and philosophy.

  • 10: Subtext in comics with Appupen
    1 hr 3 min 22 sec

    Today I have Appupen with us on Audiogyan loosely translated from Malayalam as grandfather. Appu is a noted graphic novelist and artist from Bangalore. He is the creator of graphic novels ‘The Snake and the Lotus’, ‘Moonward’, ‘Legends of Halahala’, ‘Aspyrus’ and the super hero satire series ‘Rashtraman’. His work is almost wordless narratives with sarcasm and irony. He is the founder/editor of Brainded India.

  • 14: Vijay Tendulkar Biography by Ramu Ramanathan (Part 2)
    23 min 49 sec

    Vijay Dhondopant TendulkarBorn on 6 January 1928 and passed away on 19 May 2008. Tendulkar Sahab was or should I call is an unarguably a leading Indian playwright, movie and television writer, literary essayist, political journalist, and social commentator. He is best known for his plays Shantata Court Chalu Aahe 1967, Ghāshirām Kotwāl 1972, and Sakhārām Binder 1972.Welcome to Audiogyan Biographies. Today we will be documenting Vijay Tendulkar with a bit of help from Ramu Ramanathan.Ramu is an Indian playwrightdirector with acclaimed plays to his credit. Ramu has previously been a guest on Episode Number 29 of Season 1. He spoke about Stagelife Characters. Ramu is my go to person to understand tidbits about Indian Theatre.

  • 15: Indian Gig Poster Archive with Mohini Mukherjee [ACS]
    36 min 51 sec

    Mohini is a selftaught designer and illustrator from Mumbai and now based in Bangalore. She runs Indian Gig Poster Archive a repository of posters created to promote independent music in India.

  • 16: Is there a real digital solution with Saket Vaidya
    20 min 23 sec

    1. From BA in Psychology, to Social media analyst, from program manger to Tech head, and from Operations to now digital solution architect. Can you tell how this crazy journey has been2. What are the roles and responsibilities of an online technical architect in an agency model, not necessarily a product based environment What exactly do you do3. What makes you stick in an agency model type business as oppose to work on a single product and see it through4. Whats your perspective on startup culture in India5. You have worked in almost all parts in the online world, blogger, podcaster, social media, developing applications. What do you think you enjoy the most or is your true calling Why

  • 20: Part - 2 Understanding 22Shrutis with Dr. Vidyadhar Oke
    41 min 50 sec

    Introduction and emergence of Harmonium in India and when and how did it come to India or Indian classical musicHow can a technically wrong instrument which was banned, be more popular What exactly is the problem in a Harmonium or PianoHow is harmony and melody connected in Indian classical musicWere you the 1st to actually think of creating a 22 Shruti Harmonium Can one develop an ear to be able to listen to 22 Shrutis If yes, HowWhat could be the process of learning and unlearning the existing Western Shruti structureIf 2 people are singing For e.g.: Rajan and Sajan Mishra or Mallikarjun and his son Both sing the exact shadja, but still, we can identify 2 different people on stage. How is that possibleWhat else have you come up with, in your research on 22 Shrutis What is the message would you like to leave to the listeners about 22 Shrutis

  • 25: Efforts behind effortless acting with Dilip Prabhavalkar
    39 min 36 sec

    How did you enter this field of acting, writing and directionWhat is the role of body in actingHow did you manage to play so many different characters yet making each of them so convincingWhat are different aspect of actingWhat happens while you are acting, on stage or while in front of the cameraacting writing direction dilip prabhawalkar marathi indian interview nuances acting lessons

  • 29: Understanding stage life characters with Ramu Ramanathan
    42 min 25 sec

    Who or what is an Antagonist and a ProtagonistDo societies define hero, heroins villains, do hero and villains guide societies or is there an absolute hero and a villainIndia is a land where antagonist and protagonist are worshipped equally. Whats your process of defining themWhat could be parameters to gauge a character since a very subjective thing It’s a question to become a better audienceIf there is a gun in the first act then it should fire in the third. How true it is and how have you used it in your plays

  • 31: Nuances of simple design with Sunit Singh
    14 min 48 sec

    What does simple design mean What is lunch and dinner code word What are important traits of becoming a good designer How do you become a designer About Sunit Sunit is a partner cofounder at Design Capital, a design advisory firm though which he mentors design product teams at Cleartrip, Ola Table Hero. He works very closely with the founders and teams at each of these companies, helping them build a design culture and sensitise the entire organisation to good design.Sunit is a graduate from Sir J. J. School of Art, with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting followed by Masters of Design in Visual Communication from Industrial Design Center, IIT Bombay.Sunit put his talents to use really early, picking up freelance design and art projects through his college days and went on to cofounding his own design studio after his postgraduation. Since then, he’s worked with some of the leading design firms and product companies like Paper Plane, Burrp, Yahoo, Cleartrip and Ola. Cleartrip being one of his most significant stints, where he led the design for the mobile products and a major overall redesign. While he’s led design teams of various sizes, he continues to be a very handson.

  • 33: Is medium really the message? with Gangadharan Menon
    33 min 40 sec

    Gangadharan Menon gave up advertising after a successful stint of 28 years, He worked with agencies like Trikaya, Rediffusion, Ogilvy and Mather, Mudra and Chlorophyll and more… He decided to wind up his advertising journey, to take up his first and second love: teaching and travel. He now teaches at Rachana Sansad College of Applied Arts, Mumbai, and does travel photography and travel writing. His articles have been published in The Hindu, The Times of India, DNA, Hindustan Times, Midday, and in Hornbill, the journal of Bombay Natural History Society. Through his writings he encourages people to discover the joy of travelling in India, a country that is made up of many countries.1. A Canadian professor, philosopher, Marshall McLuhan wrote a phrase in his book “Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man”, published in 1964 “Medium is the message”. What does this mean according to you2. What does a word mean to you3. What is the ontological connection between words and media4. Is it really possible to find meaning of a word5. Why haven’t we got really strong hard hitting copy har rang kuch kehta hai or khaitan sabse tej or hamara Bajaj in the recent times Is truth missing or power to write missing

  • 34: Understanding Desi-Toys with Swapna Wagh
    20 min 11 sec

    Swapna Wagh is the founder of Desi Toys. Having worked with big organised retail players like Future group and Shoppers Stop in India for more than 8 years, Swapna Wagh started a unique venture called ‘Desi Toys’ in year 2012 which is a specialised Retail chain which offers Authentic and Traditional Indian Toys and Games. 1. Why are toys so important in a child’s life2. What is the importance of culture specific toys3. What is the process of introducing a new toy in the product line up On what parameters you decide that4. What is your process of giving brief to your designers when you want a new toy to be designed5. What is your vision of toys 1020 years down the line when the whole world will be Digital

  • 36: Understanding poetry with Manav Kaul
    30 min 43 sec

    Manav is an actor and director born in Kashmir. He started the theatre group Aranya in 2004 and has done number of plays, to name a few, Ilhaam, Park and Shakkar ke Paanch Daane. Most people must have noticed him for the first time in Kai Po Che, Jai Gangaajal and will see him soon in Tumhari Sulu. But today we are here to talk about his one of the passions. Poetry. How to identify which is a good poetry and which is a bad poetry Jab gadya ji takath samapat hoti hai, tab padya shuru hoti hai. What is your process of writing a poetry How do you take these abstract ideas and make them relatable to the listeners / audience Traditionally every poet in India has been in pain. Is pain necessary Why If a poet enjoys expressing his or her pain through poetry, does one induce pain for ongoing creativity What is your perspective of poetry Where do you think poetry will be after 20 to 30 years from now

  • 38: Understanding image-making with Manu Ambady
    28 min 2 sec

    This podcast is brought to you in association with Kulture Shop.inManu is originally from Thrissur, Kerala, and now based in Mumbai working as a self employed artist. He has an imagemaking style which is a balanced blend of realism and figuration. His work has been featured by Kyoorius, RevolutionArt magazine, Creative Gaga, MTV Indies and more. He holds a dual degree from MITID and Northumbria University with a specialization in imagemaking. Questions1. Can you quickly tell me about yourself and your journey of being a designer2. What is image making style of work What exactly is your form of expression3. What does it take to do your kind of work4. In Kultureshop you have given one quote which says “One form of art, inspires another” What do you mean by that5. How do you see Instagram, Prisma and other applications What missing in them Can they win over art Do artist feel threatened by these crazy applications

  • 39: Introduction to Industrial design with Narendra Ghate
    39 min 45 sec

    Today I have Narendra Ghate with us Chief designer at Tata Elxsi. He is a product design graduate from IDC, IITB. He started his career in 1997\. An expert in product planning, automotive styling, graphics, branding and more… He was also part of the core team that was instrumental in making the Industrial Design division the largest design house in India. Today we will be discussing about industrial design and what goes into designing a small shampoo bottle to the most complicated airline systems. We will also touch upon User research and what part does it play in designing these things. 1. What all can be considered as Industrial design products How huge is this canvas2. What are challenges involved while designing something for such a wide range of users For e.g., ergonomics, cost, recyclability,3. How do you differentiate between a user need and user want4. Which is the most significant work you have done so far How did user study help What would have been different if you would have not done user research5. What new products can we see coming in the market from India in the coming decades.

  • 44: Understanding painter’s perspective with Deelip Khomane (Marathi)
    23 min 56 sec

    Today I have Deelip Khomane with us on Audiogyan. Deelip sir needs no introduction for people in the field of arts but for others, he is an artist in it’s true sense. His life revolves around everything to do with art, be it painting, clay animation, illustrations, murals, graphics and almost everything that has to do with expressing thoughts through colors and other mediums. Deelip sir has worked with big agencies like OM, redifffusion on various campaigns. His paintings are regularly exhibited in various parts of the world and are truly inspiring. Recognised with number of awards Deelip Khomane is a JJ pass out. 1. Is style important or content Why2. Does one intellectualise on art3. What are your thoughts on finished paintings and artwork How do you see them4. How do artist conceived paintings which are not commissioned5. What it is to be a painter in India Now and then

  • 47: Philosophical perspective on Indian Education System with Vikram Gahlot (Part 1)
    49 min 50 sec

    Vikram Gahlot is a teacher, thinker and philosopher. He started his career in Webchutney where he was heading the search engine marketing vertical. But soon realised that teaching is his passion. He now teaches at MBAguru and imparts gyan to students who wish to get into MBA, IIM and IIT’s of the world.1. Gurushishya parampara fundamentally is so nice. How did it digress and how can we revive it2. Why are certain subjects glorified and few sidelined while each subject has it’s own glory3. What are your thoughts of grading system in education

  • 49: Understanding Product and Design with Hrush Bhatt
    29 min 40 sec

    Hrush Bhatt, cofounder of Cleartrip. He is inherently a designer product guy. He graduated from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, with Bachelor of Arts. After returning to India in 1998, he worked with Plexus and then founded PaperPlane which is a boutique consulting firm focussed on business strategy and design in the online space. He later cofounded Cleartrip which I guess everyone knows of being one of the best OTAs and products in India has ever produced. Hrush has more than 20 years of experience in design and ecommerce space and today we are here to talk about product and design.1. What are the 3 most critical things when you start a company2. How do you bring conviction is your vision What does it take to get that conviction3. What is the importance of design culture in any company4. How to take product decisions Based on what parameters does one take product decisions5. How do you design for impact

  • 1: Understanding calligraphy and it’s nuances with Prof. Santosh Kshirsagar
    54 min 56 sec

    Today I have Professor Santosh Kshirsagar with us on Audiogyan, Dean of JJ School of Applied arts. He did his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Art specializing in Typography and Calligraphy, and a Master’s degree in Teaching Methodology from the J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Santosh sir has been teaching art at the undergraduate level for nearly two decades. He is also a visiting faculty member at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay and NIFT. Amongst his most noted work are his typefaces in Gujrati and Oriya for Microsoft Windows XP these were the first of their kind to be designed in the OTF format. He was fortunate to be associated with Prof Rk Joshi for a decade and he did his type design first on Vinyas. He recently submitted his PHD Thesis to IDC IIT on Handwriting acquisition 1\. What is the difference between typography and calligraphy Is calligraphy independent of typeface Can calligraphy be standardised2\. Why do you think handwriting is so critical when the world is going digital3\. How critical is to learn the language in order to do calligraphy in that language What’s the role of language Can language be restrictive for calligraphy4\. What are the advantages of knowing calligraphy in regional languages How does it effect the society at large5\. Can you tell us about phonetic aspect of Devanagari script and its relation to letterform Special question6\. What is the future of calligraphy How do you see this art form evolving in the coming decades

  • 7: Understanding censorship in Marathi plays with Arun Nalawade (Marathi)
    37 min

    Arun Nalawade is an Indian film and theater personality. He works in all 3 types of medium, stage, television and on big screen as well. His serious roles in movies such as “Shawas”, “Carry on Maratha” are appreciated a lot. He was a coproducer of Shwaas: the film that won the Golden Lotus India’s National Film Award for Best Feature Film for the year 2003\. Born and raised in Mumbai, Arun sir started his acting career as a theatre artist and did mostly character roles and is famous for his Marathi Television serials. He is also associated with theatre in a different capacity which is Censorship. He is head of the censor board for Marathi plays in Maharashtra.1\. What are the parameters of censoring a play2\. What are top 3 challenges in front of the censorboard3\. With society changing so rapidly, are censorship rules changing with that speed If not, do you think it required If yes, can you give few examples4\. Creativity means breaking the boundries and censorship means making sure it’s acceptable within the society. How do you manage this Why are artists and writers always complaining about censorship5\. Do you get complaints from lay people about demonstration of wrong things due to linient or no censorship6\. What message you would like to give to upcoming writers and directors about restricting or not restricting their work due to censorship practises

  • 11: Understanding Ergonomics with Prof. Gaur Gopal Ray.
    45 min 34 sec

    Today I have Prof. Gaur Gopal Ray with us on Audiogyan. Prof. Ray has been a faculty member at the Industrial Design Centre since December 1979\. He served as a Head of Department at IDC from 2009 to 2013\. He is also Associated Professor of the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IITB. Obtained his MSc and PhD degrees in Physiology with a specialization in the area of Ergonomics from University of Calcutta.Professor Ray has been honoured with UNDP Fellowship 1981 and ‘Prof. J.N.Maitra Memorial Gold Medal award 1998. He was the honorary president and founding member of Indian Society of Ergonomics as well and was the chairman of Bureau of Indian Standards BIS PGD Section 15 ergonomics and is member of the IDC committee of the IEA.1\. You work in the multiple area of ergonomics like product, workstation, automobile and more… Can you please set the context by telling us, what is ergonomics and how is it related to design2\. How can things be ergonomically designed for mass since it’s a very customised design3\. Can you tell a particular case study in which study of ergonomics deeply helped users4\. What is the importance of ergonomic workstations in today’s society IT, Shopkeeper and more…5\. At what stage should design organisations consider ergonomics as a priority given the infrastructure of the country.

  • 13: Insights into Calligraphy and Modi script with Achyut Palav
    49 min 48 sec

    Today I have Achyut Palav with us on Audiogyan. He is one of the most well known and respected calligraphers of India. Studies in JJ School of arts and passed in 1982\. In 1984 he got research scholarship from Ulka advertising for his thesis on Modi script. He use tooyjyjy teach in JJ also. Be it Devanagri or the English scripts, a constant thirst for knowledge and passion for perfection continues to give a special meaning to his quest in Calligraphy. Today we are here to get some insights into calligraphy and Modi script which needs to documented. 1\. What is the difference between typography and calligraphy Is calligraphy independent of typeface2\. Can you shed some light on Modi script. When was it used, how did it cease to exist What are the efforts put into relive it3\. How different is Modi from Devanagari4\. Why do you think handwriting is so critical when the world is going digital5\. How critical is to learn the language in order to do calligraphy in that language What’s the role of language6\. What are the advantages of knowing calligraphy in regional languages How does it effect the society at large

  • 16: What is Baul? With Uttara Chousalkar
    39 min 10 sec

    Today I have Dr. Uttara Chousalkar with us on Audiogyan. Utarra is trained Hindustani classical vocalist and in passionate pursuit of aesthetics in music, She has also been following the Baul music of Bengal. After doing her graduation in English Literature, she acquired the master’s degree in music in 1992\. A U.G.C. fellow, Uttara was awarded a doctorate degree in music by S.N.D.T. Women’s University Mumbai in 2003\. On the traditional side, she has been trained under, the able tutelage of the renowned vocalist, Late Dr. Smt.Sushilaji Pohankar for more than two decades. To find out all about her you can visit http://www.uttarachousalkar.com . This audiogyan is mainly to unravel the baul side of her work and explore this brilliant tradition which has it’s roots in Bengal.1\. What is Baul and whats the history behind it How does it fit in the over all scheme of musical art forms in India2\. Traditionally most of the folk arts are group activity, how come then Baul evolved into a solo act3\. Since it’s a solo activity, how does improvisation take place Is it similar to Classical music where the artist tries to achieve a trance in the raag and it’s exploration How do Baul musicians improvise On which thread Is there any discipline in it4\. In past few years of taking interviews and learning, I see a pattern where a lot of art forms have evolved from folk art. Why hasn’t the folk art got it’s recognition or flourished the way other art forms based on it have flourished5\. Whats the future if Baul How can we preserve it What are steps taken by other Indians to keep it alive

  • 22: Murals, painting and more… with Amitabh Kumar
    27 min 39 sec

    Amitabh Kumar lives and works in Bangalore. He is a designer/artist and has worked as a part of the Sarai Media Lab where he researched and made comics, programmed events, designed books and cocurated an experimental art space. He is faculty in the Srishti School of Art and Design and Technology and is an initiating member of the Delhi based comics ensemble, The Pao Collective. He has been painting murals across India for a couple of years now and today we are here to talk more about Murals and his work.Your work has a distinct grungy look. How did you arrive at this stylingYou have done a lot of murals around different cities in India. Can you tell us what a Mural is and what is it’s importanceCan you tell about your any specific artwork which created a high impact on the audience / viewer Why and howDo murals always have to tell storiesWhat is the importance of initiating a dialogue with strangers when you have worked on a mural

  • 18: Indian Typefaces with Noopur Datye
    18 min 56 sec

    Today I have Noopur Datye with me on Audiogyan.A graduate of J J Institute of Applied Art, Noopur is a type designer and calligrapher from Mumbai. She is the cofounder of Ek Type – a collaborative type design studio that focuses on designing contemporary Indian typefaces. Her work has won a DAD, Black and Blue Elephants at Kyoorius Design Awards and has been featured in 365 typo and in Typografica’s favourite typefaces of 2015 and 2016\. Noopur is an active member of ‘Aksharaya’– A nonprofit that channelises its collective efforts to document, promote, explore and create awareness about Indian scripts.1\. You work with Multiple script at Ek type. can you tell us more about multiscript type design in India and why is it important.2\. How many scripts do we have in India3.How do you approach multiscript type design projects Our scripts are complex. What are the current challenges that you face Why is that4\. You spoke about unicode and opentype. How did the changing technology affect the design of Indian fonts5\. Tell more about ek type and what you guys do Tell us about letterbox tell us about Aksharaya

  • 20: Process of designing story books and illustrations with Samidha Gunjal (Marathi)
    39 min 39 sec

    Samidha Gunjal is an illustrator and animator with distinct drawing style of her own. After doing her Masters in Design with a specialization in Animation from IDC, IIT Bombay, she is now working as a freelance artist mainly into illustrations, 2D animation, comic art and painting. Her work is mainly geared toward children’s book and aspires to be a story teller through her art.What is the biggest responsibility while working on art related to childrenWhat is the importance of stories narrated through visuals in a child life How does it effect the upbringing Do all stories have to have a moralHow much liberty one can / should have while depicting stories through visual medium. Can you share any case study which has positively impacted or negatively impacted children How much deviation can one have as a story teller from the original story How do you know the story which you are telling is trueWhat is your process of working on any project Do you have a style in mind and pick a story or the story dictates a style How does it workWhat is the future of stories, story books in India

  • 21: Introduction to sculpture with Arzan Khambatta
    19 min 19 sec

    Sculptor Arzan has designed some of the most prominent public sculptures in the current time. An architect from Rachna Sansad’s Academy of Architecture, Mumbai, got his first break when he attended a vacation art class from school, under the guidance of a noted artist Anand Mohan Naik at the late Sculptor Adi Davierwala’s workshop. He now sculpts from metal sheets, straps, rods, pipes and various other sections that are twisted, beaten and textured to give the desired effect. Arzaan lives and works in Mumbai.How do you conceive a sculpture What is your process of gathering material What comes first, the form or the materialWhat is the role of space while making an artwork Do spaces contextualise art How do you decide spaces for work which is not commissionedAt what level do you stop abstraction to give relevance to your artwork How do you decide that levelWhat is the role of sculpture for society at large / human kind at largeHow do you decide a value of your work

  • 33: Is it possible to write critically in today’s time with Makarand Sathe
    36 min 6 sec

    Makarand Sathe, an architect by profession, has been writing plays, novels, articles and films in Marathi for the last two decades. His plays have been performed at national and international festivals. His threevolume Sociopolitical History of Marathi Theatre was published to acclaim in 2010\. He is undoubtedly a playwright in the Marathi theatre industry who needs no introduction. Today we are here to discuss whether it is possible to have a critical commentary on today’s sociopolitical state of affairs.1\. In P.L.Deshpande’s Bigri te matric or Asami Asami, he has made humorous comments on Shivaji, Gandhi and many other leaders. How come it’s received in a different light while it becomes offensive today2\. If we look at last 100 years of literature, we can see a pattern. Initially the books were banned and now more recently the writers are under threat. Why this is happening3\. It is evident that it’s not possible to write critical commentaries on great figures today Why not4\. What is missing / wrong Has the audience not evolved, are playwrights trying to be too open Why are we not able to handle humour, political or social commentary in a good spirit5\. Will this voice of dissent die due to today’s attitude How do you envision the future of this critical observation in the theatre or literature world

  • 35: Insights into the world of RJ with Shrikant Joshi
    34 min 29 sec

    1\. What does it take to become an RJ2\. When and how did RJing start. A brief history in India3\. What are the roles and responsibilities of being a RJ4\. Why is radio still considered to be such a powerful medium5\. What is the future of radio

  • 38: Nuances of drawing with Nilofer Suleman
    21 min 43 sec

    Today I have Nilofer Suleman with us on Audiogyan. Nilofer started her artistic career as a cartographer and miniature artist, collecting and recreating columbusesque old maps, creating rivers and mountains in delicate inkspelt detail. Her work, inspired by Indian typography and street graphics, is a coalition of styles that take Indian Graphic Culture onto a contemporary platform.Nilofer’s paintings are a witty and colorful illustration of India, offering vibrant vantage points and comical observations about the city. And today we are here to explore some nuances of drawing with her.1\. Your work which I have seen at least, has a distinct identity, it has a lot of Indian element to it. What was your process to land in this form of style 2\. What made you realise that this is the style you would like to explore more What could possible ways of discovering your own style3\. What do you use for reference or let me ask what is your source of inspiration How can one improve his or her sensibility as an artist / painter / illustrator4\. What is the most important aspect when someone is drawing I mean is it the medium, the style or the content which matters the most Why5\. With the new media and ways to share your work, what should be the process of being reflective about your own work

  • 42: Understanding murals with Harshavardhan Kadam
    35 min 45 sec

    Today I have Harshvardhan Kadam with us on Audiogyan. An artist who painted India’s largest mural at Pune’s Yerwada Jail. Harshavardhan has served as an Art Director for animation and live action films for various production houses across India. Now he paints walls and animates them vibrantly. With Mythologies seeded in his vision and sequential story telling, he conceives, perceives and executes his experiences through visuals.1\. What are murals and how did they begin and then evolve2\. What is the role of a mural art form in society Which parts of India can we see more murals and whats the character of the city then3\. How important are architectural elements while making murals4\. Do murals need a social message5\. What is the future of murals What does one need to do to make murals

  • 44: Speaking as an art form with Dhanashree Lele - Part 1 (Marathi)
    40 min 20 sec

    Dhanashree Lele is a powerful orator. Being expert in a difficult language like Sanskrit, she conducts many oneperson shows in Sanskrit. Dhanashree is also a popular Marathi anchor and interviewer and has been a compere for many programs on TV, radio and stage. Worked on various projects with seniors like Shri. Sudhir Phadke, Prof. Pravin Davane, Dr. Anil Avchat to name a few…She has Secured H. D. Velankar Scholarship for Sanskrit proficiency. Today we are here to talk about what does it take to become a good orator.1\. What does it take to become a good orator / public speaker2\. How are comparing, hosting, narrating, or giving a speech different from each other3\. What do you mean when it is said that, one has to have command over the language What is this command4\. What is the importance of language when it comes to comparing, hosting, narrating, or striking a dialogue with the audience or people at large

  • 46: Art of dissent with Orijit Sen
    40 min 25 sec

    Today I have Orijit Sen who needs no introduction in the world of arts. He is an Indian graphic artist and designer, comics creator and illustrator. His graphic novel River of Stories, published in 1994 by Kalpavriksh, is considered as the first graphic novel of India. He is the cofounder of People Tree. This NID graduate has done several exhibition and museum design projects in India, the UK and Russia. His comics have taken the social media by a storm. Few were blocked by Facebook which led to an outpouring of support from friends, fans and followers and was restored.1\. What are your thoughts on censorship / self censorship in art Where and how do we draw a line2\. Have you ever tired to channelise you rebellious thought process in some other way than comics or art How has the journey been of this rebellion3\. Why do you think people have become so sensitive and get easily offended4\. What are your thoughts on art of dissent What would you tell artist of the current time to deal with such a low threshold to free speech5\. What according to you is the role of comics in the world of arts How impactful it has been in the past and how impactful it could be

  • 47: Insights into world on Pune Theatre with Nipun Dharmadhikari
    38 min 15 sec

    Today I have Nipun Dharmadhikari with us on Audiogyan. Nipun is an actor, writer and director. He is one of the most talented and well known faces of Marathi theatre and film industry. He is called as The Theatre Revivalist by Forbes India. I guess most of the listeners must have seen and subscribed to a youtube channel called Bhadipa. We will speak about it and much more but this Audiogyan is mainly to explore the Marathi theatre world of Pune.1\. Being cultural capital of Maharashtra, Can you give us a brief background about Modern Pune Marathi theatre world What’s happening and how does it work2\. In a couple of your interviews online, you mentioned, “a lot of seniors passed out or moved on... so you picked up directing much early, can you tell us about who these seniors were and how did they influence you3\. In one of your interviews you mentioned that while revisiting Sangeet Saunshaykallol, you reduced 67 songs to 16\. Can you tell us the process in detail How did you manage to keep the essence the same yet make it relevant to new audience4\. On one hand you have been working on an enriching experience of theatre in Pune on other hand you are reaching to wide audience online with Bhadipa. Can you tell us about your learnings and some more things about Bhadipa5\. Being recognised as an important figure in the world of theatre, what are your future plans w.r.t Marathi theatre or theatre in general in Pune. Do you wish to create space like Prithvi in Pune

  • 49: Understanding materials while designing products with Fenny Ganatra.
    29 min 53 sec

    Fenny Ganatra is a founder of Fenny G, a studio based in Mumbai, making industrial products across the globe. Fenny has always been brought up in a design centric environment and did her professional education from Raffles Design International in Mumbai. She believes, A good product is not just about who buys it or who aspires to buy it it’s about the ‘joy’ the user and designer equally derives out of it. She has received the red dot award in 2012. Today at Audiogyan, we will try and understand Fenny’s process, her inspiration and more about her work and the kind of materials she uses to make beautiful and functional products.1\. What comes first Materials or design idea2\. How do you persuade yourself to go after the design you envisioned3\. How do you choose material Especially when there is so much available in the market What makes you choose one material over other4\. How do you see, quality, simplicity and functionality5\. How can a designer bring break through in his or her work

  • 50: India’s Design Hero - Prof. Balkrishna Doshi.
    36 min 41 sec

    This episode is the 100th Episode of Audiogyan and I am super honoured to have none other than Prof. Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi Born in 1927. I decided to mark this 100th episode with living legend of design and architecture. Doshi sir is considered to be an important figure of South Asian architecture and noted for his contributions to the evolution of architectural discourse in India. His more noteworthy designs include the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and the Aranya Low Cost Housing development in Indore which was awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. In 2018, he became the first Indian architect to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize. I am completely aware of my limitations while taking interview of a person of this stature but a humble and genuine effort to document Prof Doshi’s thoughts on design.1. What is your philosophy / ideology while designing For eg. Laurie Baker worked on more cost effective, energy efficient architecture, Or Charles Correa is celebrated for his sensitivity to the needs of the urban poor. In short, what does the word “Design Mean to you The Pritzker jury announced that you have always created an architecture that is serious, never flashy or a follower of trends”. What is the secret behind it2. What according to you is the reason that cities have started looking similar. Same flyovers, same glass and steel buildings Have spaces become more inclusive as we are evolving What is the role of architects in giving character to these structures And has there been any innovation to improve the working style of the people lower in the pyramid Do you think architects should address these concerns3. How has RCC changed lives of architects and designers Has it become more challenging or less How has the landscape changed because of RCC4. What are your thoughts on Vastu Shashtra when it comes to architecture5. What according to you is the difference between good and great To further ask this question, as per my knowledge, an artist or a designers should ensure that he or she is consuming the right content, be in an appropriate environment to nurture and grow artistic sensitivities. What is your take on it How can one go about building their own styles

  • 1: [ACS 01] - "the table that almost wasn’t" with Ajay Shah
    46 min 1 sec

    In this new season, I am introducing a new format called “Audiogyan case studies” where I will be diving deep in just one product, case study, service, campaign or a design solution.Starting of with the first one with Ajay Shah today… Ajay is a furniture designer, an alumnus of NID, Ahmedabad, and has practised design in India for 20 years plus. He is the founder ASDS Ajay Shah Design Studio and also started Rubberband. Ajay comes from the school of thought, where he believes design thinking can be applied to product, spaces and graphics. Although he specialized in furniture design, he finds himself applying design principles to all areas of design. And today we are here discuss a case study of Rubberband product the table that almost wasnt.TopicAudiogyan Case Study ACS 01 the table that almost wasn’t with Ajay ShahBackground‘The Table That Almost Wasn’t’ is the first in the series of a new collection of furniture by Rubberband. The table is made in aluminium and is a result of stamping and folding of sheet metal. There are three main components which come together with the help of connector plates and brackets. The design is an expression of a new found form resulting from a material and construction language. The colour application on the flat metal surfaces removes the association of metal and simply allows it to exist as an object.Questions1\. What is Rubberband and why did you start it2\. People can shop, stationary, bags, furniture and more… Although all products are great in quality, lets discuss more about your tables. You have around 7 to 8 types of tables. Why tables3\. What is the story behind “the table that almost wasn’t” Where did the inspiration come from4\. What is your take on products which have too many joints Importance of single body or die cut5\. What made you choose aluminium over other material6\. What were the learnings while making this product7\. Did you guys do any user research before thinking about such a product8\. When and how did you realise that the table was ready to go into manufacturing9\. If you were to evolve it further, what would be the progression like10\. Do you worry about people stealing your design and replicating a cheaper version of it How do you deal with it

  • 2: [ACS 02] : Art behind Sacred Games title sequence with Aniruddh Mehta
    27 min 46 sec

    Welcome to brand new episode of Audiogyan Case studies, a series that I have started recently. Today I have Aniruddh Mehta with us on Audiogyan. The designer behind Sacred Games Title Sequence. A designer inspired by basic shapes in nature and simple mathematical and design rules. He is the founder of Studio Bigfat, an independent Design Studio based out of Mumbai. Aniruddh has been playing along with shapes and creating digital artwork for quite some time now. Today we are here to discuss a case study of Sacred Games title sequence for which Aniruddha has been instrumental.Questions1\. What was the brief like Did you have to read any scriptures to do a background study2\. What was your process of coming up with the first draft Why did you chose to go about minimal art as oppose to traditional ethnic Indian art3\. How did you manage to keep all the chapter artworks of the same family All of them seem to be in a circular pattern with more of less same negative space yet varying degree of complexity. What were the major challenges while doing so4\. Since all the artworks are with thin lines and intricate shapes, were there any constraints of the medium, for eg, smaller devices and big screen TVs etc...5\. The complexity of each artwork for various chapters keep increasing as you go along from 1st to 8th, except for Episode 6: Pretakalpa. Was it intentional What was that process like6\. Which typeface have you used Was it custom and how did you mange to pick that What are the nuances of the character that help you pick this typeface over other7\. What was it like working with the team Varun, Aditya and Anurag8\. Your favourite among the 8 episodes Why9\. After doing these artworks what was your role during postproduction. The shim, the movement, the animation etc… Were you part of that process How was it like10\. What was your biggest learning while working on this projectWill you be working on any artwork for Sacred Games part 2If people have to follow your work, collaborate or simply connect, what is the best way

  • 5: Audiogyan turns 2 - Top 5 insights from 2018
    10 min 18 sec

    Hello and welcome to a brand new episode of Audiogyan. I am super excited to announce that today Audiogyan turns 2\. Yes I started this podcast exactly 2 years ago on 27th December 2016 and It’s a been a great journey so far.This episode will capture Top 5 insights of 2018 but before that, a quick recap of the past and whats coming up and how can you be a part of it.For those who have tuned into Audiogyan for the first time, Audiogyan is a weekly podcast for those interested in Design and Arts. It releases every Wednesday. Audiogyan doesn’t celebrate the guests’ accomplishments or take a trip down memory lane rather it objectively documents work, case studies, first principles of individuals who have devoted their life in the field of Design and performing arts.In the last 2 years, Audiogyan through it’s 102 episodes has been able to document, 100 guests that is almost 3000 plus minutes of documentation and reached 1 lac plus listens. We also partnered with Kultureshop, Hubhopper, Storytel and the biggest podcast partnership with DesignUp. Whats coming up Well, new branding, new website, introducing a Blog and new series called Audiogyan case studies. 2 of the case studies are already live. Case study episodes take a deep dive into one project, campaign or a design solution. All this has taken a lot of effort and time. Thanks to DesignString a Special thanks to Yashwanth, Nitish Mohanty and team.We also started a Fund raiser campaign to keep Audiogyan going and really appreciate your small donation if you like the show. This will not only help me paying those who help me in running this show but also will be a motivating factor. Your donations will be used for site maintenance and recordings. Do login to https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/audiogyan and make your donation today.Now before we begin with top 5 of 2018 a last request, do follow Audiogyan on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and do not forget to rate and review us on iTunes. Oh BTW, the new website has a section which mentions how to listen”. Well you know if you are listening this, but do share the link with your friends and family.Alright, here is Top 5 of 2018.1\. In conversation with India’s Design Hero, Balkrishna Doshi, I asked him why have all cities started looking similar Same steel flyovers and same glass buildings2\. I asked Dhanashree Lele that what is the role of a sutrasanchalak. How can he stay invisible yet anchor the show3\. While I was in Pune, I had the privilege to meet Makarand Sathe and I asked him “is it possible to write critically in today’s time” To which his response was...4\. My personal curiosity to know “what makes people work on design solutions for grass root level” was answered by Professor Uday Athwankar5\. Last but the most profound insight was shared by Amrit Gangar, a film Historian on has film now become commodityAnd these were few gems I found worth sharing again. For more gyan on design and performing arts, stay tuned every Wednesday on Audiogyan. Till then have a happy new year 2019 and thanks for listening. Bye.

  • 3: Designing interiors for your city with Ayaz Basrai
    42 min 24 sec

    Today I have Ayaz Basrai with us on Audiogyan. Founder of The Busride Studio based in Goa and Mumbai. Ayaz Graduated in Industrial Design, specializing in Product Design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad in 2003\. Ayaz studio ‘The Busride’ as an independent Design Studio specialising in the design and creation of environments, ranging from Hospitality, Entertainment venues, Film and Production to Exhibitions and temporary installa tions and more.. And today we are here to discuss about interior design of a city. Questions 1\. If we consider city to be our home, which is the living area, which is the bed room and how would you define kitchen and so on...2\. What are your thoughts on doing interior design of a particular city3\. Which according to you are well designed cities in the world, why4\. Why do we need to design cities How essential are aesthetics when it comes to designing a city5\. Bus Ride is working on a project called as India Future projects. Can you shed some light on it What is it and what is the objective behind this project

  • 4: [ACS 03] Blackbuck is designing for technology challenged users - Viraj Verma
    38 min 53 sec

    Welcome to a brand new episode of Audiogyan Case Studies. Today we will be discussing “How Blackbuck is designing for technology challenged users.” And for this, I have Viraj Verma with us on Audiogyan. Viraj is an Architect turned User Experience Design professional and an avid practitioner of design thinking. He is currently leading the product design at Blackbuck, a company focussed on transforming freight logistics sector in India. BlackBuck is building an online marketplace platform for freight where shippers and fleet operators can engage seamlessly. And today we are here to discuss what goes is designing an experience for these technology challenged users.Questions1\. What does Blackbuck do essentially2\. How big is the design team3\. Can you tell us what are the main challenges while designing interfaces4\. How are you trying to solve these challenges5\. One of your critical user is a truck driver And as we know they are either completely drunk or frustrated with road rage. How are you handling errors and exception for them6\. What has been your biggest learning7\. How do you do user research8\. Since there isn’t anyone doing much for these tier 2 and tier 3 cities or users if I may say, what is your source of inspiration. How and what your sources of reference Because Clearly dribble won’t help.9\. You are actually solving real world problems which are slightly uncool. What keeps you going10\. I hope this podcast make designers aware of the kind of real challenges you are dealing with. What are your expectations from designer community and talent you are trying to acquire. Blackbuck is always looking for talented UI, UX product designers who wish to solve problem of Real India. Drop a mail at viraj.vermablackbuck.com or vermaviraj91gmail.com

  • 10: Food styling & designing with Payal Gupta
    43 min 48 sec

    Payal Gupta is a chef, food stylist and floral stylist working out of Mumbai. Payal started a company called chefpayalgupta to nurture her love for food and art. This company is jointly run by her and her husband Hitesh along with a talent pool of staff. She has studies in more than 8 institutes in and outside India. Chef Payal has styled food for acclaimed global brands like Hindustan Unilever, General Mills, Britannia, McDonalds, ITC to name a few. And today we are here to understand food design or food styling1\. What is food styling all about What do you mean when we say he or she is a food stylist2\. A foodstylist needs to have an expertise in cooking and an aesthetic sense to develop an interesting image for the brand.” Does this mean, an artist who is a chef or a chef who has a artistic bend3\. What are the big challenges while styling food, especially when you are designing campaigns for Fast Food chains like McDonalds or Subway This is mainly to understand because when it comes to food chains like these, food is not cooked but manufactured. How do you bring in the drool worthy feeling while working on brands like these4\. What has been your experience while styling food which has Indian origin What are the learnings you can share5\. In one of your interviews online you mentioned, “Each year you set goals to upgrade your skill sets as a chef and do not stagnate your learnings” What makes you say that explicitly where as each professional these days have to keep pace with whats happening in the market. This question also illustrates that what would be your 2 cents to people who wish to venture into this profession.

  • 13: Dreams of animation world in India with E Suresh
    45 min 24 sec

    Today I have Suresh Eriyat with us on Audiogyan. Popularly known as E Suresh. He is an Indian animator, director and founder of his animation studio Studio Eeksaurus. He started his animation career with Famous House of Animation soon after he graduated from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Suresh was the first to launch clay animation commercials in India. He created Amaron battery advertisements, music video Bindu re Bindu, the Simpu series for Channel V to name a few. Suresh has been instrumental in creating a market for animated ad films by going beyond the traditional technique and storytelling. Questions 1\. What does the word continuum mean to you How to see this concept2\. In one of your interviews on youtube you mentioned that you can animate anything and bring to life What all elements that bring life apart from movement3\. How do you envision future of animation in India What are your dreams around it4\. What are your thoughts on animation films versus live action What is more relatable5\. How can we achieve theatrical success for an Indian animation film in India Is it important to do soRapid fire questions By Vaibhav Kumaresh1\. Whats exciting about ad films to you2\. What excites you in a script3\. What kind of music do you listen to4\. What are the inspiring trends in animation film making around the world

  • 16: Understanding abstract drawings with Sajid Wajid Shaikh
    38 min 34 sec

    Today I have Sajid Wajid Shaikh with us on Audiogyan. He is one of the most sought after Designers in India. Sajid is a self taught visual artist specializing in illustration and design. He uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. He has worked for firms like Umbrella Design and Contract Advertising. on clients which include Google, Yahoo, Adidas, Redbull, Elle to name a few. Today we are here to discuss about illustrations and more importantly lines and faces.Questions 1\. What does the word “abstract art” mean to you What exactly goes in the mind of an artist when they are working on an abstract thing2\. Does an artist need to be rebel Classical / traditional versus evolving / experimental3\. Can any artist or you for that matter know that they have exhausted of all possible variations that can be created for a given artwork / thought Within the same medium4\. How do you perceive art and design Since you balance both the worlds nicely.5\. Why are you so fascinated if I may say Faces

  • 17: [ACS - 06] NewtonMail made in India loved by the world with Umesh Gopinath
    46 min 14 sec

    Today I have Umesh Gopinath with us on Audiogyan. Umesh is designer, blogger and Amateur photographer. He is constantly thinking, observing, learning and trying to find simple solutions for everyday problems. Currently he is heading the design team at Newton Mail which got acquired by Essential this year. Newton mail is a wonderful pretty looking email client which is built in India. Today we will be speaking with Umesh what went behind the scenes and get some insights into his interesting design philosophies.Questions 1\. What is Newton mail and whats so cool about this mail client2\. Why another mail client3\. What were the key goals set to make this product4\. What was the process challenges of coming up with a design language that is OS agnostic5\. What according to you is the coolest feature about Newton that was driven by a design team and is almost invisible6\. What is the process of taking product and design decision of what to build and what tot junk at Newton. For eg: You killed the sent folder.7\. What is the future of Newton What is the future of email since a lot of stuff is happening on WhatsApp, Slack and Short messaging format8\. Last 2 questions are personal.    1\. On your website, you say that you are inspired by Dieter Rams, Jason Fried, AR Rahman, BLJ, Vandana, Vikas JP. What is the common thing you see in these people that you get inspired    2\. I guess you believe in Less, but better design philosophy. Can you tell us how and why this philosophy resonates with youPlease download the email client. It is just 49.99 per year which is about ₹4,500 Approx, 358 per month. https://newtonhq.com

  • Bombaywalla Historical Works with Simin Patel (Case study)
    40 min 4 sec

    The New York Times: The Parsis kept their promise to the Gujaratis. In the 17th century, they started settling in Bombay, when it was still just seven islands. They spearheaded the Indian industrial revolution by building the first steel mills and textile factories they built ships and launched the country’s first airline they used their wealth to endow hospitals, laboratories and schools. They were also the first to adopt the British game of cricket, and their extravagant musical theater productions paved the way for Bollywood.In this episode, we have Dr. Simin Patel on Audiogyan. She is a historian by qualification, Simin runs her company Bombaywalla Historical Works which allows localities and travelers both, to discover Bombay of the bygone era. Be it her curated walks around the city’s photo studios or her passion for Mumbai’s Irani Cafes, nobody knows Bombay better than her Tune in to the episode as Simin talks to the host Kedar about how she chooses her subjects for Bombaywalla along with some interesting stories. She also talks about the importance of documenting historic events and a lot more about Iranian cafesFollow Dr. Simin Patel on Twitter https://twitter.com/siminpatelFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanReference link:1. Irani Cafes of Bombay2. Bombaywalla3. Parsi New Year 2020: Did you know one of the first founders of Mumbai were the Parsis An exclusive interview with Bombaywalla4. A Bid to Maintain One of the World’s Oldest Culinary Traditions5. The Social History of the Irani Community and the rise of the Irani Cafes in Mumbai, through snapshot and documentary photograph6. Irani caféYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • “About design talent in India” with Hrush Bhatt
    48 min 38 sec

    Where are the designers is an Audiogyan series that features the top 12 influential Design leaders wherein they talk about their process of hiring, challenges in finding and retaining talent and some tips and tricks for young designers. We are happy to introduce Abhinit Tiwari, cohost for this series. He is a designer at Gojek.Today we have Hrush Bhatt back with us on Audiogyan. He had come in episode number 47 back in December 2017. He is one of the seniormost designers in the Indian ecosystem who is responsible for shaping the Indian digital space with his simple design through Cleartrip. He is currently working on a SAASbased product for the US market. Follow on Hrush Bhatt Twitter https://twitter.com/hrushbFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Abhinit Tiwari on Twitter https://twitter.com/abhinitialFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/androidor iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Designer’s ownpath with Shreyas Satish
    1 hr 4 min 12 sec

    Where are the designers is an Audiogyan series that features the top 12 influential Design leaders wherein they talk about their process of hiring, challenges in finding and retaining talent and some tips and tricks for young designers. We are happy to introduce Abhinit Tiwari, cohost for this series. He is a designer at Gojek.In this episode, we have Shreyas Satish with us. Shreyas is the founder and CEO of Ownpath. It is dedicated to helping professionals grow in their careers through lifelong learning and professional networks. Shreyas was previously with Hasgeek and Mapunity. Follow on Shreyas Satish Twitter https://twitter.com/shreyassatishFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedars21Follow Abhinit Tiwari on Twitter https://twitter.com/abhinitials21Follow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyans21You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/androidor iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Designers with agency with Rahul Gonsalves
    1 hr 7 min 55 sec

     Where are the designers is an Audiogyan series that features the top 12 influential Design leaders wherein they talk about their process of hiring, challenges in finding and retaining talent and some tips and tricks for young designers. We are happy to introduce Abhinit Tiwari, cohost for this series. He is a designer at Gojek.In this episode, we have Rahul Gonsalves with us on Audiogyan. Rahul One of the faces of New India as Forbes called him, is the cofounder of Obvious. Obvious is a fullstack design and tech studio that empower companies to build great products and solutions.Follow on Rahul Gonsalves Twitter https://twitter.com/gonsalvesrFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedars21Follow Abhinit Tiwari on Twitter https://twitter.com/abhinitials21Follow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyans21You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/androidor iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Project87 with Himali Kothari (case study)
    51 min 29 sec

    In this episode, we have Himali Kothari with us on Audiogyan. She is a writer, creative editor of Readings in the shed. Tune into this episode as Kedar and Himali talk about Project 87 which focuses on the richness of The English language plays originating from India in the last 20 years.Follow on Himali Kothari Twitter https://twitter.com/shortbyteFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Colour of freedom with Siddhesh Gautam
    54 min 45 sec

    In this episode, we have Siddhesh Gautam with us on Audiogyan. Also known as Bakery Prasad on Instagram. He is a multidisciplinary artist, visual designer, researcher, educator, storyteller, Ambedkarite, Surrealist and Postmodernist.Tune in to the episode, where Kedar talks to Siddhesh about his aesthetics and the kind of colors he uses in his artworks and moreFollow Siddhesh Gautam on Twitter https://twitter.com/siddheshgautamFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Baithak Foundation Case Study with Mandar & Dakshayani
    1 hr 4 min 47 sec

    In this episode, we have Dakshayani Athalye and Mandar Karanjkar with us on Audiogyan to discuss Baithak Foundation as a case study.Mandar is a passionate believer in the power of music. He is a communication consultant, conducts corporate training, and more Currently, he is a student at Indian Classical Music and learned from the late Pt. Vijay Sardeshmukh.Dakshayani is a law graduate from Pune University and later pursued her higher education at the Tata Institute Of Social Sciences in Mumbai.Dakshayani has multiple years of experience working with not for profits and in her previous job, worked as a CSR leader for a manufacturing company.Dakshayani is a trained Kirtankar a traditional form of musical storytelling.Tune in to the episode as Kedar, Dakshayani Athalye and Mandar Karanjkar talk about the journey of the Baithak Foundation.Follow Dakshayani on LinkedIn https://in.linkedin.com/in/dakshayaniathalyeFollow Mandar on LinkedIn https://in.linkedin.com/in/mandarkaranjkarFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Template is Dead with Mohor Ray
    1 hr 2 min 15 sec

    In this episode, we have Mohor Ray with us on Audiogyan. Mohor is the cofounder of Codesign—an independent brand identity design practice. She has served as a jury member at the DAD Awards and is active in writing about people, culture, design and branding. Mohor is an editor of Dekho, an awardwinning anthology of inspirational conversations with designers in India one of the selfinitiated projects. Other such projects by Mohor and Codesign include The Unbox Festival and Project Rising.Tune on to the episode as Kedar and Mohar talk about building branding systems.Follow Mohor on LinkedIn: https://in.linkedin.com/in/mohorrayFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Alag Angle case study with Tanul Vikamshi (Marathi)
    1 hr 4 min 35 sec

    In this episode, we have Tanul Vikamshi with us. Tanul is an artist, sculptor and educator. He studied Modelling and Sculpture from J.J. School of Arts but unfortunately in the 3rd year, met with an accident and lost sensation of his lower body. He believed that education has to start from roots so he started Alag Angle along with his brother Lalit Vikamshi and Milli Vikamshi. Alag Angle community art and design center induce a vibrant art and design environment in Central India by setting up open studio spaces for young makers of the region to practice and appreciate innovations in art and design. Over the past 16 years, it has become a huge community of designers, artists, sculptors, architects, engineers, makers and musicians.Tune in to this episode as Kedar interacts with Tanul Vikamshi extensively about the journey and future of Alag Angle.Follow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Readings in the shed
    1 hr 2 min 43 sec

    In this episode, we have Nikhil Katara and Himali Kothari. Nikhil is a writer and the founder and artistic director of Readings in the Shed and Himali is the creative director. This week, Kedar discusses about the journey of the project Readings in the shedFollow on Nikhil Katara Twitter https://twitter.com/inkdecoctionFollow on Himali Kothari Twitter https://twitter.com/shortbyteFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • A film artist
    1 hr 31 min 12 sec

    Today we have Ashish Avikunthak with us on Audiogyan. Ashish has been making films for the past 25 years. His films have been showcased worldwide in film festivals, galleries and museums. He holds Ph.D. in Cultural and Social Anthropology from Stanford University and has earlier taught at Yale University. He is now an Associate Professor in Film/Media at Harrington School of Communication, University of Rhode Island. In this episode, Ashish talks about filmmakers and film artists. Kedar also throws some light on Etcetera, an artistic film by Ashish.Follow on Ashish Avikunthak Twitter https://twitter.com/aavikunthakFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Decisions beyond design with Aditi Kulkarni
    1 hr 2 min 21 sec

    Where are the designers is an Audiogyan series that features the top 12 influential Design leaders wherein they talk about their process of hiring, challenges in finding and retaining talent and some tips and tricks for young designers. We are happy to introduce Abhinit Tiwari, cohost for this series. He is a designer at Gojek.We have Aditi Kulkarni with us on Audiogyan. She is a UX manager at Shopify. Previously worked at Indeed, Referral Candy, Postman and more. Formally trained in print as a graphic designer, she switched to web design in early 2005 and has been hiring, mentoring and regularly sharing her learnings at various design events and conferences.Follow on Aditi Kulkarni Twitter https://twitter.com/uxartistFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedars21Follow Abhinit Tiwari on Twitter https://twitter.com/abhinitials21Follow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyans21You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/androidor iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Design and Diversity with Shaheena Attrawala
    1 hr 10 min 20 sec

     Where are the designers A series that features, top 12 influential Design leaders, talking about their process of hiring, challenges in finding and retaining talent and some tips and tricks for young designers. We are happy to introduce Abhinit Tiwari, cohost for this series. He is a designer at Gojek.In this episode, we have Shaheena Attarwala with us. She is an Experience Design Manager at Microsoft and previously head of design at Zoomcar and Wigzo. Shaheena has over 10 years of experience and likes to call herself a Businessman with a Designers heart focused on user data, simple designs, usable and functional interfaces. Follow on Shaheena Attarwala Twitter https://twitter.com/RuthlessUxFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedars21Follow Abhinit Tiwari on Twitter https://twitter.com/abhinitials21Follow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyans21You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/androidor iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Conversation on theatre with Satish Alekar
    1 hr 5 min 53 sec

    In this episode, we have Satish Alekar. He is a Marathi playwright, actor, and theatre director. Alekar is known for his masterpiece plays Mahanirvan, Mahapoor, Atirekee, Pidhijat, Mickey ani Memsahib, and Begum Barve. Tune in to this episode, as Kedar is documenting Satish Alekars understanding of theatre and art . This Audiogyan will be in Marathi.Follow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • Designing Home Appliance with Sharad Chauhan
    51 min 46 sec

    In this episode, we have Sharad Chauhan with us on Audiogyan. Sharad is a partner and chief designer at GDD which is an Indiabased design studio founded in 2015. He is an industrial designer with over 13 years of experience. Having worked with Whirlpool, Samsung, he now has his own venture.Tune in to the episode as Kedar discusses with Sharad the process behind designing home appliances, how engineers play an important role while designing a product and a lot more about product designingFollow Sharad Chauhan on Twitter https://twitter.com/sharadchauFollow Kedar Nimkar on Twitter https://twitter.com/nimkarkedarFollow Audiogyan on Twitter https://twitter.com/audiogyanYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/iosYou can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com

  • 25: New and Old school design with Ashwini Deshpande
    51 min 14 sec

    Today I have Ashwini Deshpande with us on Audiogyan. Cofounder and director of Elephant Design studio in Pune and Singapore. She is a 1989 graduate of NID, Ahmedabad. She is a designer, mentor, jury and active founding member of ADI. You can find more about her and her huge body of work and lots of interviews that are documented online. And today we are going to know more about her design philosophy. Topic New and Old school design with Ashwini Deshpande  Questions Can you start by telling us, on what parameters your definition of design has been changing A brief walkthrough of how you’ve been discovering design Can you tell us few milestones in the Indian Design landscape which disrupted things in the last 3 decades You speak at various events and conferences, what has been your observations if you look at PDF versus say DesignUp New media design versus classic traditional design. What are a few pros an cons of either side Which domain according to you needs maximum design help Few things about Elephant What were the early challenges for Elephant design in the 1990s Can you tell a few key social impact projects which Elephant has done Elephant turned 30. How does it feel What is the future of Elephant Design 

  • 26: Before and after of an interior project with Sarah Sham
    44 min 51 sec

    Today I have Sarah Sham with us on Audiogyan. Sarah is the fourth generation entrepreneur to take forward the heritage of Essajees with her interior design boutique firm Essajees Atelier founded in 2014. Essajees Atelier was awarded the Best Interior Design award at WadE Asia, a woman powered design awards ceremony that celebrates women designers. And today we are here to discuss the before and after of an interior/architecture project.TopicBefore and after of an interior project with Sarah ShamQuestionsHow do you see, before and after philosophicallyHow do you pick what to retain in the new and what to let go from the oldWhat ensures that the essence of the site/house/place is maintained even after the newHow do you pitch the client what you envisionIs it good for the client to keep looking at WIP since he or she will not be wowed by the new

  • 31: “Context" in the world of architecture with Sameep Padora - Part 1
    27 min 56 sec

    Sameep Padora is a practicing architect and principal of the design studio sPa in Mumbai. Sameep is in a pursuit and encouragement of sustainable, contextual and innovative practices that arise ‘from a site itself’. He received his diploma in architecture from Academy of Architecture went on to study at SCIArc in Los Angeles, and received his Masters from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University in 2005. He is a member of the Academic Councils of a number of schools and is a member of the National Technical Committee of Habitat for Humanity, India. And today we are here to discuss his approach towards context in the world of architecture

  • 33: Jazz in India with Denzil Smith
    30 min 5 sec

    Today I have Denzil Smith us on Audiogyan. Denzil is an Indian film and stage actor, producer and is known for his stage and screen roles as a character actor. He has a longstanding association with both Motley Productions and PrimeTime Theatre. He has a huge body of work from working in Bollywood films, to theatre, from television to being a voice artist and more. Today we are here to discover his a relatively less know side which is love for music, especially Jazz. He has been host for jazz festivals, concerts at NCPA, Bluefrog and more…I am a Hindustani classical listener and I see a lot of similarities between Jazz and Hindustani Classical which has to do with concepts of solo expression and the links between composition and improvisation. So I want to ask how would you define Jazz What all components constitute Jazz What according to you could be the reason why Jazz was so quickly adapted by Indians Did it have anything to do with social position of Indian in 1920’s or ju

  • 37: Goan architecture and more with Meetu Akali
    35 min 22 sec

    Today I have Meetu Akali with us on Audiogyan. She is the founder of Studio Momo, an environmentally conscious Architecture Interior design firm, specialising in luxury villas and the restoration of IndoPortuguese homes of Goa. Studio Momo is based in Goa. Meetu is an architects who lived and studied in Oxford before moving to Goa.Can you tell a bit about your experience at Oxford and how did your education helped in navigating you profession What are the unique characteristics of Goan architecture and interior Which all things have shaped it’s look, form and feel apart from IndoPortuguese influence What was the character to it’s architectural landscape before the colonial period Studio Momo is inspired by Wabi Sabi Philosophy. Is it because Goa is a sea destination where time wears out things quickly Was Wabi Sabi a conscious effort because you like it or was it a discovery as the destination demands it You have few ecoproducts. Can you tell us more about it Why thes

  • 40: Architecture & films with Rohan Shivkumar
    45 min 55 sec

    Each frame, each moment, we record the world around us through our senses. We experience the warmth of light through a window, the dashing of elevator doors in our hallway, the texture of a handrail, the aroma of something cooking in the kitchen. In P.L.Deshpande’s words, When we hear the word Thalipeeth, we not only just remember a peculiar maharashtrian dish made by Grandmom but we also remember her bangles clinging while Doughing the flour, freshly made white butter, the kitchen where we sat and ate it and countless other memories. These senses create the full experience of the spaces we inhabit. Rohan Shivkumar has been trying to capture these moments, cacophonies, their contradictions, paradoxes and more through his architectural films. Today I have Rohan Shivkumar with us on Audiogyan. Rohan is an architect, urban designer and filmmaker practicing in Mumbai. He is the Dean of Research and Academic Development at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environ

  • 46: Building BFT brand with Saurav Roy (Case Study)
    42 min 17 sec

    Saurav Roy graduated of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. He is the design director for Idea Spice Design an international design consultancy based out of Dubai and Mumbai. Ideaspice is primarily focused on business design and placemaking, Roy has been working with entrepreneurs and retail center developers for the past 17 years.

  • 47: Importance of archives with Sanghamitra Chatterjee
    47 min 35 sec

    Sanghamitra is the cofounder of Past Perfect Heritage Management, which is an archiving and research agency based out of Mumbai and specialises in institutional and family archiving.

  • 52: Designing play areas with Anjali Menon
    35 min 40 sec

    I have Anjali Menon with us on Audiogyan. She is a cofounder of Gudgudee. Anjali with Aditi Agarwal who works from BLR started Gudgudee in 2014. It’s a design studio that specialises in creating innovative play spaces for children of all abilities. They aspire to transform public spaces and improve the quality of life for children and society at large. We will try and document a broad landscape of playing areas for children in India and how Gudgudee is trying not to make a dent, but smoothen the slides and swings so kids can play.

  • 1: Letter design and multilingual branding with Sulekha Rajkumar
    39 min 23 sec

    Sulekha is an independent graphic designer, type designer, and lettering artist. She has over 1012 years of experience in designing for brands from Aviation, Personal Care, FB, Healthcare, Banking Financial Services to the Hospitality industry. She has a very insightful and worth listening talk recorded in 2015 at Typoday on youtube.Reference Link: https://www.youtube.com/watchvDs4FVRyRX4c

  • 2: Maximalist contrarian - Shweta Malhotra
    31 min 25 sec

    Shweta Malhotra is a Graphic Designer based in Bombay. After graduating in Applied Arts from Sophia Polytechnic Bombay in 2004, she started out as an Art Director with advertising agencies like McCann Erickson, Contract Advertising and Ogilvy.

  • 4: Designing a visual guide with Ruchita Madhok
    41 min 15 sec

    Ruchita Madhok is the Founder and principle designer of Kahani Design Works a design studio based in Mumbai. Trained in exhibition design and scenography, Ruchita has worked extensively with corporate organisations and arts institutions in India, the UK and Middle East.

  • 5: Public architecture with Eli Giannini
    32 min 3 sec

    Eli Giannini is an architect and director of an awardwinning Melbourne based firm, MGS architects.We will try and get insights on, how she brings tenacity and passion for the craft of design with a special interest in developing architectural typologies into project specific responses.

  • 6: How brands are built with Ambi Parameswaran
    41 min 48 sec

    Ambi Parameswaran brings with him over 35 years of experience in a marketing, sales and advertising. He is an alumnus of IIT Madras and an honour roll graduate of IIM Calcutta. He has a PhD from Mumbai University and has also done the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.

  • 12: Short form poetry with Pooja, Sanket and Rochelle
    1 hr 31 min 6 sec

    तुका म्हणे बरवे जाण ।व्हावे लहानाहून लहान . This is an important line by Tukaram, since it illustrates something universal. I am from design background and swear by a line which says, Less is more”. Having some bent towards listening or understanding poetry, I also loosely interpret this couplet as “realise that, the shorter the better”. In the 100th episode os Audiogyan with Balkrsihna Doshi, I asked him why do all architecture look the same. To which he replied because architects are no longer poets. In my 33rd Episode with Gangadharan Menon, even he said, The moment we rediscover our poetry, that will be our renaissance.”On that backdrop, today I have 3 guests on Audiogyan. Rochelle Potkar, Pooja Bhatia and Sanket Mhatre all, stewards of an upcoming generations of great poets.

  • 13: Vijay Tendulkar Biography by Ramu Ramanathan (Part 1)
    56 min 17 sec

    Vijay Dhondopant TendulkarBorn on 6 January 1928 and passed away on 19 May 2008. Tendulkar Sahab was or should I call is an unarguably a leading Indian playwright, movie and television writer, literary essayist, political journalist, and social commentator. He is best known for his plays Shantata Court Chalu Aahe 1967, Ghāshirām Kotwāl 1972, and Sakhārām Binder 1972.Welcome to Audiogyan Biographies. Today we will be documenting Vijay Tendulkar with a bit of help from Ramu Ramanathan.

  • 21: Knowing Raja Ravi Varma’s human side with Manu S. Pillai
    51 min 50 sec

    Raja Ravi Varma born on 29 April 1848 and passed away on 2 October 1906. He was a celebrated Indian painter and an artist. Ravi Varma is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art for a number of aesthetic and broader social reasons.Manu Pillai joins us on Audiogyan to document Ravi Varma. Manu is an Indian author and historian who has 3 award winning books in his name.

  • 18: Design Philosophy of March Tee with Ashish Acharya & Abhay Singh
    33 min 31 sec

    Design Philosophy of March Tee with Ashish Acharya Abhay Singh. March Tee produces truly simple and highquality tshirts for men and women. They are based in Pune.

  • 25: Designing educational institutions with Bijoy Ramachandran
    52 min 40 sec

    Hundredhands has designed a lot of public and educational institutions. Bijoy Ramachandran joins us to discuss how these spaces are built. Nalanda University in Bihar, Bangalore International center, Neev Acadamemy, St. Andrews School CMR University in Bangalore

  • 27: St+Art movement with Hanif Kureshi
    42 min 32 sec

    Hanif Kureshi joins us on Audogyan. Hanif is a Designer, Typographer, and the Artistic Director and Cofounder of the Start India Foundation. He is one of the most sought after artists in India. Today we are here to discuss painting on the streets.

  • 30: Mixed media design with Isha Pimpalkhare
    34 min 4 sec

    Isha Pimpalkhare is a mixed media designer/artist, who situates her practice at the convergence of art and design, with a focus on creating emotive and engaging tactile environments. She did her Masters in Textiles from the Royal College of ArtRCA, London, and Bachelors in Textile Design at the National Institute of DesignNID, Ahmedabad.

  • 34: Satyajit Ray; The Graphic Designer with Pinaki De
    1 hr 14 min 38 sec

    Pinaki De is a Kolkata based awardwinning graphic designer who speaks about Satyajit Rays work as a graphic designer and illustrator.

  • Book Cover design by Pinaki De
    1 hr 1 min 18 sec

    I have Pinaki De with us on Audiogyan. He is a wellknown and multiple awardwinning graphic illustratordesigner who regularly works for leading publishing companies like Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and more... He has designed book covers for over 500 books to date. A Charles Wallace Trust fellow has Ph.D. in comics theory. Pinaki juggles his creative work with academics, as he has a day job as an Associate Professor of English in Kolkatta.

  • Designing logo for the government with Tarun Deep Girdher
    1 hr 15 min 26 sec

    Today I have Tarun Deep Girdher on Audiogyan. Tarun is a Activity chairperson at NID. He is passionate about and also teaches Type Design, Typography, Printing Technology, Illustration, Visual Narratives, and Environmental Perception. Taruns professional projects include socially relevant communication projects, he has deep concerns about inclusive design, disability, gender sensitization, etc. He has designed more than two dozen publications. Apart from such a huge body of work, Tarun has also designed over thirty logos including Right to Information, and None of The Above NOTA for the Government of India and that is the topic of our discussion today. Designing for the government.

  • Designing temples with A Srivathsan
    50 min 29 sec

    Dr. A. Srivathsan is an architectural scholar with more than twentyfive years of experience in teaching, architectural and developmental research, and professional practice. Before joining his role as the Executive Director of CAU, Srivathsan served as the Academic Director of CEPT University for five years. He holds a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology along with a Master’s degree in Urban Design, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Today we are here to document how are contemporary sacred spaces designed, mainly the Hindu temples.

  • Commitment to Kashmir with Devika Krishnan (ACS)
    1 hr 5 min 19 sec

    1. Real India is 60 villages. Can you give us a sense of the broad landscape of arts and crafts in our country2. After working for more than 2 decades in this space, especially at Ranthambore, what are the insights you can share w.r.t crafts3. Why is Kashmir so fertile when it comes to Crafts4. What is Commitment to Kashmir How does it work On which criteria these artisans are handpicked5. What are the top 3 or 5 challenges which Kashmiri Artisians are facing6. What all changes happened due to 370 in Kashmir7. It is so juxtaposition that, Mumbai is the financial capital of India and also houses to a biggest slum in Asia. Similarly, Kashmir being an area of dispute and terror for nearly 7 decades and yet most beautiful when it comes to design and art. How do you reconcile this thought8. Can you tell us which are the really unique indigenous products produced from Kashmir and why

  • Cognitive Gym with Anand Gandhi (4th Anniversary episode)
    33 min 56 sec

    Yes We are celebrating this 208th episode with Anand Gandhi. I am super thrilled and excited, and at the same time a bit nervous to have Anand on the show. I am just introducing him for the record in case if this audio is found 100 years later. Actually its always a challenge to introduce great minds like him I would simply call him, a philosopher, film maker, explorer, game designer and one of the most important thinkers of our time.QuestionWhat is cognitive gym that you talk about

  • 18: Resurgence of Marathi poetry in Mumbai with Sanket Mhatre
    26 min 43 sec

    Whats your connection with poetry and what does poetry mean to youWhats the Poetry scene in Mumbai Why is poetry reading growing again Do the new poems have depth Are these poets mature to articulate their thoughts Are the poems contextual to the current social, political structure Where is it heading Whats the future of these Poetry sessions

  • 23: ABCDEF (Epistemology) of voice & music with Shrikant Ranade - Introduction (Marathi)
    1 hr 5 min 43 sec

    1. What do you mean by sound, nada or Dhwani2. How do we generate voice3. What do you mean by correct and incorrect breathing4. How can you control voice with help of breathing5. Who defined phonetics in devanagari script6. What is the significance of vowels and consonants in music, breathing and practical life

  • 24: Understanding Raag Vyawastha with Pt. Chandrakant Limaye
    26 min 46 sec

    1. The biggest asset of Hindustani classical is the framework of Raag Raag Vyawastha. Why do we need this framework and how does it help2. How is one raaga’s mood defined Who defines them For eg: What is Marwah’s feeling3. In one of the interviews, Vasant Rao Deshpande mentioned that once Asaali khan Saheb sang Marwah and he realised span of Marwah is so huge. What does this span / canvas mean

  • 26: Epistemology of voice & music - Part 2 with Pt Shrikant Ranade
    1 hr 13 min 32 sec

    What is the correct way of breathingWhat exactly happens when you inhale and exhaleCan you train your body to inhale and exhale correctly and also involuntarily How to do soWhat is Indian Chinese Pranayam

  • 27: Fundamental similarities and differences between Hindustani and Carnatic Classical Music
    1 hr 27 min 4 sec

    What are the fundamental similarities and differences between Hindustani and Carnatic Classical MusicDo we have 22 Shrutis in Carnatic Classical musicHow are these divided and why are the considered different than Hindustani classicalHow come Hindustani has 10 thaats while Carnatic has 72 ThaatsHow can one remember 72 thaats

  • 30: What it means to be an artist with Aarohi Singh
    1 hr 8 min 30 sec

    How do you define your canvas How has that process evolved in yearsIf your products are oneofakind, how do you define value to itCan you tell us the power of kitsch when the world is tending towards minimalism and utility driven designWhat is the significance of upcycleCan you share your learnings since you are a self taught designer

  • 35: Understanding Indie Cinema landscape with Rajat Kapoor.
    24 min 50 sec

    Rajat Kapoor is an Indian actor, writer and director born in 1961. Kapoor was born in Delhi, India.Today we will try and understand the landscape of Indie Cinema in India.1. What is Indie Cinema What defines indie cinema Is it defined in the way it is financed or the way it’s distributed2. What is the biggest challenge Indie cinema is facing today3. What is the need of such kind of cinema in the society What is the role of such films Why do indie cinema exist4. What is the future of Independent cinema in India according to you May be 2 or 3 decades later5. As per my understanding, Mithya resonates with Godard’s line of cinema being the biggest fraud. Then why to try and show false reality What excites you to do so

  • 41: Understanding relationship between ad filmmakers and creative agencies with Veena Bakshi
    34 min 34 sec

    Veena Bakshi started her career as an assistant to renowned ad filmmakers Prahlad Kakkar, Mansoor Khan and Dilip Ghosh. She later started her own ad film production house where she made over 300 ad films as both producer and director. She started her first feature film, The Coffin Maker which won National Award for Best English Film in 2013 and has also been awarded many other National and International awards. Veena has briefly worked in television and also teaches film technique at various institutes around India.1. How are traditional ad films made2. What are the boundaries of where an agency’s work ends and where a film maker’s start Who define these jurisdiction3. What is the role of an ad film maker in taking the concept further How much liberty one has due the virtue of knowing the medium E.g.4. How does an ad film maker get his or her satisfaction from5. How can an ad film maker take a stand of not sell something mediocre

  • 42: Introduction to icons with Ameya SK
    31 min 46 sec

    Based in Mumbai, Ameya SK is a independent graphic designer. A product and user experience designer who dabbles in illustrations as a means of self expression. More importantly an artist who specialises in icons. A lover of line art, iconography, steampunk, mythology and other fantasy driven themes, his expression for art is militaristic and futuristic.1. Can you share a Brief history of icons in India How have they evolved and current state2. What are the characteristics of and icon family3. How have meanings of icons changed as we have evolved as humans, societies at large4. What does it take to make an icon unique in style but still communicate effectively and friendly5. What are your source of inspiration to make icons

  • 43: Introduction to architecture and it’s various aspects with Pavitra Sriprakash
    31 min 22 sec

    Pavitra Sriprakash is an architect and urban designer with a focus on Sustainability. Pavitra is the Chief Designer and Director at The Global Design Studio of Shilpa Architects which is an acclaimed design house based in Chennai. Having practiced urban design and planning in New York and Chicago, Pavitra’s work has been India focused since 2008. 1. How do you identify soul of the project Can you give one example in detail2. What do you mean by spaces being responsive to users3. The architecture you find in forts and old palaces used to be much more evolved and rich. What made us go back to something rudimentary4. What is the role of geography when it comes to building structures5. What is the role of sustainability while making cities from a architects point of view

  • 45: Education of typography within Indian landscape with G V Sreekumar
    28 min 54 sec

    Prof. G V Sreekumar is Head of IDC school of Design at IIT Bombay. He was trained under the legendary Prof. R.K. Joshi while studying Master of Design in Visual communication at IDC. He has worked on a Malyalam font in Vinyas a spine based font design software developed by Prof. R.K. Joshi and NCST, Mumbai. He is famous as a publication designer also and has designed several popular magazines in India including CHIP, DIGIT, Overdrive, Chandamama, Society, Savvy etc… His areas of specialisations include typography, calligraphy, information design and human anatomy drawing. He has over 17 years of experience as a faculty in IDC, IIT Mumbai. 1. What is the role of typography in society2. Can you tell us how important is typography even for a layman From using the right font to influence in politics to typefaces used in signages to avoid accidents. What is the canvas of typography3. How regional typography is important as we are moving towards a digital world Why are fonts in Indian regional language necessary4. Can you tell us what are prospective research areas for people interested in Indian Typography5. How does the future of Indian typographic landscape look like How have different foundries, education institutes contributed to where we stand today

  • 46: Kulture Shop and Indian art scene with Kunal Anand and Arjun Charanjiva
    39 min 9 sec

    Kunal is Creative Drector and CoFounder overseeing the design,. curation snd creative aspects at Kulture Shop. Born and raised in Zimbabwe and them the Uk,, he was part of the Asian Underground music/art movement and a spearhead of a dynamic and flourishing Indian graphic art scene. He is an accomplished entrepreneur as well as an awardwinning creative director, art director and graphic artist. With over 15 years experience, his interests lay at the intersection of art, design and culture.Arjun Charanjiva if founder of Kulture Shop. He comes from a FMCG background and has worked in marketing for several years and many brsmds.. He came back to India in 2007 and worked in the corporate world. He quit everything in 2010 and founded Kultureshop and since then has been instrumental in promoting art and artists in India1. What is Kulture Shop How did it happen2. What is the need of a physical store3. How receptive are buyers of Kulture Shop products Who are these buyers4. Which are the most hot selling products and artists which we should look for5. How is the work that Kulture Shop doing, influencing the society6. How is Indian art scene evolving What are the challenges in regaining Indian identity of art7. I can see a lot of moment w.r.t art on social media and offline events How are they received8. Can you briefly talk about plagiarism and stealing which happens in art. How what is Kulture Shop doing for it9. Whats the future of art in India w.r.t restoring the work of giants on whose shoulders we lived on