The built form and the written word, both have a lot in common. Some relations are more literal – the basic building blocks, the structure, certain distinctive elements. But, both go well beyond the physical and the literal -  The ultimate purpose behind designing buildings and writing prose is to invoke feelings, to lead one through space and time, to tell stories.

While our buildings tell the specific stories of our client’s, it is through our words that are able to share our stories with you. It is through our words that we are able to visualize and create narratives that drive the process. It is these words that fuel the excitement in anything and everything that we do – whether it be about the artisans and craftsmen who work with us, simple construction processes or just the spaces that we experience.

Here is a glimpse of some of these stories.

If you'd like to read more, you can find all of our stories on our Blogspot.

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What Does Writing Do?

A year back, around the same time of the month, I published my first blog for Sandarbh. It was majorly about the word Sandarbh, about it's meaning and how it relates to us. It was one among three blogs that we had on our blogger. Might have been a personal constraint, but I found it hard to get topics to write back then, didn't actually see the point of investing time on writing the blog - when there were million other things to think about, and hence did not give much of a thought about it. 


But here I am, a year later - writing about the blog, with no remembrance about the million other things I thought were way more important than it. But today, - with the input of Shreya, Leena, Mannat, Namitha, Utsav and obviously Sai, we are touching 300 blogs and it's not hard to see the point of it at all. 


Sai has always spoken about writing as a powerful tool - and now, I see why. It helps us visualize, create narratives that drives the process, it fuels the excitement in anything and everything we do - whether it be about the artisans and Craftsmen who work with us, or simple construction processes or just a space that we experience. I look around more, notice everything around me more carefully. Today, inspiring topics are everywhere - it's there in the process of welding that Utsav spoke about, or the changes in the functioning of the office, in the people who make our team. There is an interesting topic to discuss about everyday in office - about architecture, about arts, about scupltures, about business, about people - the list is endless. These inspiring topics bring inspired people, who add to the joy of working. 


Today, if I write the same blog about Sandarbh - the one I did a year back, it would have so much more to it, it wouldn't just be about 'context' ( Sandarbh is a Sanskrit word that vaguely translates to context in English), it would be about so much more - it would be about those little emotions, about processes, about small experiences that make Sandarbh what it is now. It is amazing to go back and about read about the journey have taken through the blogs - someday, when you have the time - do go back and take a look!



-Ananya