Organsing Committee Member
Manipal Academy of Higher Education
An architect whose interest towards understanding the larger forces which shape the physical environment, drove her to pursue Urban Studies. She did her master’s from CEPT University- India, with a First-class honors degree in Urban Design and award-winning projects at both bachelor’s and master’s level. She has worked with leading organizations in the urban domain ranging from city- level NGOs, to state and national level government organizations; to international firms in the corporate sector dealing with large scale urban projects. Aligned to this, she has been teaching both graduate and post graduate students in the core area of Urban Design. She has two book publications under her name out of her research interests in vernacular architecture and is currently working on publications related to Architectural History and Urban Research. She is an avid traveler and artist by passion; her ‘SKETCHLOGS’, have been part of various Exhibitions, and National and International Publications. She is also the Founder of a creative enterprise, ‘Karasthani - a Design Palette Studio’, collaborating on an assortment of projects related to Design, Graphics, Arts, Editorials, Illustrations and Allied Fields. Her professional experience covers Urban Design, Planning, Research and Advocacy, Architectural Design, Landscape, Interiors, and Graphic design.