In which Geeta gives those ones!!
- March 09, 2016
It started as a set of posters waiting on my table this morning and then this mail.
What lovely friends you have!
They organize contacts for your firang friends,
make posters of your works,
keep calling you,
go to your place to meet you!!
I am jealous!!
So what started all this ? A recent feature in a book by Phaidon , and blogged earlier http://www.landscapeindia.net/gardeners-garden-we-in-esteemed-company-250-projects-600-years/, was cause for some celebration and part embarrassment. While kind words were sent; this took the cake !
Geeta who ofcourse runs the only landscape magazine in the country, and by B. V. Doshis generous observation ” the only design magazine in India that’s really doing good work” is generally a serious person; but clearly with a wicked sense of humor- that actually is a whole lot of fun. Every now and then , try as we do , we end up taking our selves seriously- too seriously, and I often wonder why.
To be honest , part of it is about being in a profession that by and large is not taken too seriously by a lot of people ( including its own practitioners !) and hence the affectation. But the converse is also true. Too many people do not take it seriously when they should and I suppose strive to make a difference.
I suppose it would be nice to tread lightly, do good work, and go home and sleep and not fret too much.
Geetas posters certainly bring one closer to that idea. It is a refreshing one- like good coffee its a good wake up call from time to time.
The Dublin Report.
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