As fellow classmates during our Masters programme in National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad we enjoyed our discussions and debates over wide range of topics and lucky for us we had a lot in common. One of the major binding element being the Maker spirit.
India has a rich tradition when it comes to frugality and with the current rising standards of living , this trend in frugality is seeing rapid decline, especially in the urban settings. So for our final module of our design class i.e. Systems design , our group aims at reinventing the term Maker culture to cater to the Indian audience and bring "power to the people" by connecting them with the resources and the means.
Tanisha Vernekar - Is a designer working with GeekGirlCon and geeking out with fellow geeks to promote visibility of marginalized communities in tech, sci-fi and other fields which are predominantly male dominated.
After completing her Bachelors in Industrial and Production Engineer and finding herself craving for a more versatile job role where she could work across disciplines she decided to pursue her Master in Design.
She has immense love for miniaturized paper models, guitar playing and is currently on a quest to fill her house with music instruments that are made herself.
Sahil Thappa - This brainchild is a Mechanical Engineer from Punjab Engineering College, who knows a little about everything and a lot about origami, Ayrton Senna & rock bands.
Founder of Ek Prayog blog and vagabond who loves travelling, he spends a lot of time making beautiful minimalist things that have gained him quite some fame.
He loves to make trippy processing software based posters and light fixtures and would like to build bikes.