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Talking Art Ep 01: Artists on Residencies

Talking Art is a weekly initiative by Abir Pothi, an online magazine dedicated to Contemporary Art. This series aims at expanding conversations around contemporary art through interviewing people involved in the field. In our very first episode, we interview 3 young, emerging artists from India: Aditi Aggarwal, Harmeet Rattan, and Richa Arya, about their art...


Room For More Art With Sonu Varghese

Sonu Varghese, principal architect from the Kerala-based firm Mirror Window, shares that it is always good to see people having a healthy conversation about art and architecture, as radical thought processes and open-minded thinking is necessary for the upliftment of society. He opines that it is important to talk about art at a time when...


Conversation with Christopher Charles Benninger and Ramprasad Akkisetti

Christopher Charles Benninger is a master architect and he has executed some great projects in India. He was part of CEPT, he set up Christopher Charles Benninger Architects (CCBA) in Pune, he also designed the campus for Suzlon, and now he is setting up the campus for IIT Hyderabad, Azim Premji University. He is also...


Room For More Art With Vyoma Patwa

Vyoma Patwa Motiramani is the Principal Architect at her eponymous, Mumbai-based, multi-disciplinary architectural and interior designing firm —Design Lab Vyoma. She has previously worked on large-scale projects right from the micro to macro level in various sectors, such as a Symbiosis school building in Pune, CA institute in Nagpur, township projects, etc. She studied architecture...


Samwad with Ina Puri

Ina Puri is a writer, biographer, art curator and collector. She is the author of several books, including Faces of Indian Art and Journey with a Hundred Strings. She produced Meeting Manjit, a film on Bawa, which won the National Award. She currently occupies the position of editor at Art Varta and has recently published...


Samvaad With Akhileshji

Noted painter Akhilesh comes from Madhya Pradesh and his works are admired internationally. He has prolifically written original books and also translated many books in Hindi. He is one of the rare artists who had the good fortune of being associated with the three great masters of Indian art; J Swaminathan, Maqbool Fida Husain and...


Room For More Art With Shaily Ganatra

The founder and chief interior designer of The Auura Interior Design Studio in Rajkot, Gujarat, since 2017, along with co-founder and chief technical head Kalpesh Ganatra, her husband, Shaily Ganatra finds her cornerstones in innovation, creativity, and elegance. She believes that online galleries provide a lot of freedom and access to peruse art, and then...


Room For More Art With Sanjana Shah

The founder of young contemporary, multi-disciplinary design firm Kerning Design Co., Sanjana Shah is a forerunner in interior design, product design and visual identity creation. She loves to source her art on her travels as well as through visits to exhibitions and even antique outlets — today, she admits that the Covid-induced shift has both...


Room For More Art With Uday Garala

As the principal designer at Craft Madness in Rajkot, Uday Garala steers a ship that believes brings alive any space and is something we find everywhere, from our local streets to the internet, which has made a global platform accessible to all. For this, he says, online portals are a very good medium to represent...


Samvaad with Vivek Gupta

With over 30 years of experience, architect Vivek Gupta, the founder and managing director of the New Delhi-based architecture and design firm Arvind Vivek and Associates (AVA), is quite the behemoth in his field. He leads sprawling projects in urban planning, architecture, and interiors, be it in the spheres of commercial, residential, retail, wellness and corporate spaces. The geographical footprint of these projects extends not only across India but also to Dubai, Turkey, Bulgaria, Kuwait, Germany, and Singapore.

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