Author Archives: Siddharth Menon
I was invited to speak at TEDx NIT-Calicut on April 30, 2022. Many thanks to the organizing team, led by Varghese George and Vardhah Moidu, and the students of NIT-Calicut for a well organized and engaging event. Details about the event and speakers can be found below; https://www.ted.com/tedx/events/49316 https://tedxnitc.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TEDxNITCalicut/
Below is a collection of essays and articles written by critical scholars and commentators about one of the most widely extracted materials on earth: sand. This list has been compiled with the assistance of many colleagues and peers at conferences and workshops over the last few years. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list, […]
I’m happy to announce that I am the first recipient of the prestigious Taraknath Das Memorial Fellowship for carrying out my doctoral dissertation research project in Kochi, Kerala in southern India, “(De)Constructing Concrete: Capital, Nature, and Infrastructures in Urbanizing India”. More details about my project can be found at https://www.indiastudies.org/first-taraknath-das-memorial-fellowship-awarded-to-siddharth-menon/
I’m happy to announce that I have been awarded an American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) Junior Fellowship (2022-2023) for carrying out my doctoral dissertation research project, “(De)Constructing Concrete: Capital, Nature, and Infrastructures in Urbanizing India.” More details about the award can be found at https://www.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/current-aiis-fellows/
I wrote something for The Wire in memory of Didi Contractor who passed away on 5 July, 2021. Many thanks to Himanshu Burte for his encouragement. Please find the article here.
91-year-old environmental designer and builder – Delia (Didi) Narayan Contractor – passed away peacefully at her home on July 5, 2021. I had the privilege of working closely with her as a junior architect for three years from 2011 to 2014 in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. She instilled in me an ethos of critical thinking and […]