Photography: Andre J Fanthome

July 31, 2017

The concept of intervention The derelict, defunct, economic and industrial landscape of the erstwhile factory that manufactured Kattha-an ‘add on’ to Paan (responsible for the theatrics of the red colour imparted to the palate and lips)-a reality of the past has been transformed into a dynamic educational landscape, with a vision for the present and […]

To disconnect was to connect with myself.

May 22, 2017

What happens when we withdraw from our phone, and all other forms of technology? When the students were told about this, their initial reaction was one of disbelief, and utter shock. “ Its about disconnection” they were told, and after much hesitation and apprehension, there was a positive response. This was the first learning. When […]

The Rural Immersion Program 2015– “Parivartan”

November 20, 2015

Design is not just an urban phenomenon. TDV’s philosophy implores you to observe design and the need for it in every space and experience. TDV founders Navneet Garg and Sourabh Gupta believe that spreading design awareness is the key to unlocking the vast potential of design and making it the preferred tool for social change. […]

Career in Fashion Design

March 9, 2015

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” ― Coco Chanel With a Masters education in the field, often I have been questioned as to why one must study Fashion and how frivolous  does a career in fashion design appear in comparison with its counterparts in the community like Architecture, Industrial […]


February 23, 2015

Meragra: A one-of-a-kind city branding initiative launched by Uttar Pradesh Tourism along with The Design Village as knowledge partner and Kingdom of the Netherlands as jury partner witnesses an overwhelming response! February 14, a day that symbolizes love globally was dedicated to express gratitude to the city of Agra by presenting it with a distinct […]

Meragra ad live on Big 92.7 fm

December 19, 2014

Listen to the Meragra‬ ad for the competition live on BIG 92.7 FM ! Meragra – a design competition, celebrates ‪Agra -a world destination-green and rich with handicrafts,world heritage sites and a world wonder.To enhance the experience of the visitors and for creating a sense of belonging amongst citizens of India – the Uttar Pradesh government – is […]

Temples of Architecture

November 26, 2014

I am on a perpetual design expedition, exploring and understanding design that gives great pleasure and learning. to me, this is my only source of energy to design. la Tourette monastery in southern France by le Corbusier definitely tops my list. it is here that i understood the master and saw him at his best. […]

Design education in India

November 26, 2014

We don’t need no education We don’t need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids alone It’s a pity that despite knowing the legendary Pink Floyd song on education since 1979, we still don’t understand it. Design education cannot be taught. It is not surprising to see that the […]

The Design Village

November 26, 2014

The Design Village Vision: Life Through Design Mission: To create a global hub that educates, promotes and supports development through design. The Design Village has been conceived to provide an international, interdisciplinary, industry-centric platform for design. In order to enhance the design quotient of the country, TDV has glocal partners as institutes & centers which form a […]