The work produced by the students were not relevant. What the students became was instead considered the significant outcome.
First – I have to thank Amrit Srinivasan for the suggestion of this name – as an update on the notion of Border Crossings. Its a very powerful title for institutions’ ways of thinking about their embeddedness in society. Border Crossings is great too – but a bit overused and so worn! Now this text…… Continue reading Porous Frontier
In the first decade after independence, India was managed by its new rulers with a measure of caution and conservatism, focussed as they were upon healing the wounds of partition and maintaining the continuity of ongoing development projects set up by the British colonial administration. At the end of this period, as captured eloquently in…… Continue reading Networks of evolution and a typology of ideologies and practices in modern design
This paper is about a project that works upon getting women to reflect upon their bodily experiences and to draw and paint their experiences as a way to communicate-out their journeys of childbearing. I arrived at this project of visual narratives because of the dissatisfaction I felt upon reading the solutions within texts on the…… Continue reading Speaking cloth: Including women’s account of body experiences in health innovations
Every year at this time of the year I sit down to write a letter. I write to you, a group of people who came to this place, a place I help look after, four years ago and are now leaving. The four years spent here were significant, for they came seeking knowledge, skills and…… Continue reading Letter to graduating students (2009)
Hey,I am helping Lentil as Anything with their web site. I had a meeting with them yesterday and they spoke about how they wanted the site to look and feel. Its going to have lots of stories and lots of videos plus a newspaper. Plus lots of stuff from the people in their community -…… Continue reading Letter to RMIT Industrial Design Students
Harvest Festival On the Menu: Bisi Bele Bath and Pachadi – food from Karnataka Bisi Bele Bath list Rice 5kg Dal (Mung+Masur) 5 kg Salt 250 gms Peanuts 0.5 kg Beans 4 kg Onion 2 kg Ginger 500 gms Rasam mix 4 pkts Turmeric 1 pkt Coriander pwdr 1 pkt Curry leaves 8 pkts (…… Continue reading CERES Cookup
Got this from the Times of India (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Ban_fail_word_NCERT/rssarticleshow/2375314.cms) "Concerned over increasing number of suicides among students, the NCERT, a central apex body, has suggested to schools across the country to replace the word fail with unsatisfactory or repeat. The national focus group on exam reforms at the NCERT has said it is unjustified to declare…… Continue reading Ban ‘fail’ word: NCERT