Getting started

My last day at work was a Friday. It hit me only that evening as I said my goodbyes that I was done for the day and heading home for the very last time. I wondered how it would be not to come back on Monday as usual. I knew that I would miss my…

A Weekend Workshop

While still on my notice period at work, I came across a Basic Carpentry Workshop that was being offered at a maker space in Koramangala, Bengaluru. It was a two-day weekend workshop, but I felt it was a bit expensive. After some back and-forth, I decided to attend it anyway, because I couldn’t find other…

Where Do I Begin?

I had been in a steady job for nearly five years. I had settled in and begun making plans for the future: buying a house, getting a new car, travelling. But it all ended quite suddenly. Unexpected circumstances forced me to put in my papers. Staying on was not an option, and I had to…

101 Things To Make

My first carpentry set had handles that were painted cobalt blue. I was probably eight or nine years old then, and had asked for it as a birthday present. I appropriated my father’s old VIP briefcase and made it my tool chest. I had a hammer, saw, metal chisel, screwdriver, pliers, spirit level and a…

About this blog

Hello and welcome! This blog is where I would like to share different aspects of my personal journey in relation to my work. When I look back at the last four decades, I see several influences that (consciously or otherwise) shaped my approach and attitude towards design, creativity, upcycling, and so on. While I have…