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Drawing On Experience

More than 18 years in the animation industry have equipped Phani Tetali with the skills to be an accomplished academic

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Bringing Crafts To The Consumer

Through her Bangalore-based Studio Moya, Rashmi Singh is working on bringing relevance to traditional crafts even while helping to empower the craftspeople

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Beyond The Brass Tracks

Through Studio Metallurgy, Advaeita Mathur offers intriguing designs created out of everyday objects

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Making Pictures Talk

A keen storyteller, freelance animator and illustrator, Lavanya Naidu is seeking a larger canvas to tell her tales.

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Helping Artisans bloom

Social entrepreneur and designer, Subrata Pandey has a vision to create a better life for marginalized communities by guiding them to use their creative skills

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Steering The Brandwagon

As Design Center Manager for Philips Design in Bangalore, Abhimanyu Kulkarni has the opportunity to inspire a team to create iconic products that are synonymous with the company

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Statements In Silver

Divya and Pragya Batra have a passion for silver that they’ve harnessed into striking handcrafted jewelry under the Quirksmith label.

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Making Learning Meaning Ful

Disillusioned by an education system that seemed not to care for the children that went through it, Kiran Sethi set up what has been lauded as one of the world’s most transformational schools. She tells POOL how the Riverside School in Ahmedabad has designed an alternative model that focuses on student well being as much as learning.

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Freeze Frame

While filmmaking is his true métier, Ishaan Nair is currently making a mark in the world of fashion through his flair for photography

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Engaging With The Audience

As a UX Design/ Research/ Strategy professional working for the country’s leading online ticket booking company, Sonal Malhotra has the opportunity to really connect with its users

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India's Best Design Studio Awards 2017

India's Best Design Studio Awards 2017

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The Drive To Design

As Head of Design for Tata Motors, Pratap Bose leads a large team across three global design studios. His attempts to bring synergy between the three have enabled the Indian automotive giant to introduce a range of passenger and commercial vehicles that aspire to compete in the global arena.

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Staying A Head Of The Game

Siblings Atishe Chordia and Nishyta Chordia have brought together their engineering and design backgrounds to create a cuttingedge digital solutions company

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Piecing Stories Together

Jewelry and accessory designer Kritha Makwana finds inspiration in discarded bits and bobs that tell their own forgotten tales 

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Free To Create

Illustrator and visual designer Kabini Amin doesn’t like to be pinned down, either geographically or creatively

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From Mundane To Meaningful

Industrial design consultant Paul Sandip believes in transforming everyday objects with designs that stay in the mind

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Cutting Edge Design

Husband and wife duo, Harikrishnan Panicker and Deepti Nair discovered the magic of paper and light quite by chance. Since then the engineers-turned papercut artists have gone on to international acclaim for their unique style.

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A Question Of Commitment

A practicing designer and design educator, Kumkum Nadig handles the two tasks with a dexterity born out of years of experience

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Telling Stories His Way

Vaibhav Kumaresh has transformed a childhood fascination for cartoons into a fulfilling career making animation films

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Pretty In Pastels

Shivangi Lahoty’s Inaaya brand is synonymous with pastel colors, each creation a fairytale in the making

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Connecting Yesterday With Tomorrow

Through ‘we are KAL’ Catherine Allié is ensuring that traditional weaving practices have a place in the future

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Building With Bamboo

His engineering background helps Manu Narendran better understand how to work with bamboo as a construction material

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Another Dimension

After many years spent sharing his knowledge with students at some of the country’s top design schools, Chandra Vijai Singh is now in the process of setting up his own furniture studio

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The Wanderer

Pan Nalin (aka Nalin Pandya) is known for making original and deeply moving films that touch audiences around the world. One of India’s first truly international filmmakers, he has had a long and eventful journey from the first time he watched a film in a small town in Gujarat to straddling two worlds and sensibilities. The director, producer and reluctant writer reflects on his filmmaking experiences for POOL.

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Much more than mud

Suchitra Ravichandran’s Scorched Earth provides a livelihood for disadvantaged women, who help transform riverbed clay into beautiful pieces of wearable terracotta art

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Material Benefits

A fervent supporter of Indian handloom and the artisans who create it, Neha Lad is currently using her textile design background in the automotive domain

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Lighting up the Lens

Ishita Singh enjoys the adventure of wandering where her camera and peripatetic nature take her even as she tries to balance her pursuit of art with more commercial projects

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Getting the message across

Versatile visual artist Sachin Samson could have been an animator but realized that it was easier, and far quicker, to tell stories through illustrations

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Enduring Ensembles

As Fashion Director of her own label, Manika Nanda is aiming for timeless feminine chic through her creation

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Driven by Passion

Transportation designer Swaroop Roy gave up exciting opportunities with auto majors to pursue an equally fulfilling career in academics

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