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 […]
From May 2011 to February 2014, I worked with Didi Contractor in the Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Didi was instrumental in shaping my ideas about environmental design and for molding me into a critical thinker of the built environment. She gave me a lot of time and energy for which I am forever indebted. […]
I began my journey as a travelling architect-geographer with Satprem Maini at the Auroville Earth Institute, Tamil Nadu in December 2010 where I was an architectural intern. Below are some images from my time there.