“Since you all are here, you are willing to make a career in Design!” A senior said to a bunch of freshmen at their introductory meeting.

“What! A career in design? No way! What will it look like? I am not interested.” I mumbled to myself standing in that crowd.

‘Cheeni’ or ‘Chini’ is a word used for white sugar in most of the north and east Indian languages, but literally also translates to “Chinese” or “coming from China”. I grew up in the northern Gangetic plains surrounded by sugarcane fields (Sugarcane is one of the major crops in the…


Designer trained as Physicist | PhD student @cuatlas | Developing human-centered programmable materials | Previously: IIT Roorkee, Co-founder @log9materials

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