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LE CORBUSIER’S ONLY UNBUILT BUILDING IN CHANDIGARH AND ITS BRIEF The MoK is to be based on the four postulates i.e. “ethics, sociology, economics, technology”. It is a space for “the people”. It will be a high organism of explanation of the new modern time in its economic, technical, aesthetic and ethical aspects. It will be expected that the use of electronics is made to help in collecting and disseminating information; in making problems understandable and issues explainable. It would include laboratories where large quantities of information relating to current problems could be assembled and presented in order to aid the making of high level decisions. The interior of the museum of knowledge, as outlined by Le Corbusier, would compromise offices, workshops, laboratories, exhibition rooms and also a state hall to accommodate official

receptions.

OBJECTIVE

To provide a platform , 1) For interpretation to researchers, 2) For decisionmaking to the public through debates/intellectual discussions; on subjects of sociology, economics, ethics and technology.

PURPOSE

Is to explore emerging questions of action and identity-from new social movements to subcultures to forms of action. All which are evident in contemporary Indian social transformations through research and public participation.

VISION

Since Chandigarh is a prime example of a modern planned habitat, solutions emerging from the MoK and their applicability in Chandigarh would determine their replicability in other habitats in India and in other countries.

STACK DIAGRAMS

BASE MAP

Exhibition Area

WHY IT REMAINED UNBUILT? 1959 - Le Corbusier proposed the Museum of Knowledge.

SITE PICTURES

May 27, 1964 - Jawaharlal Nehru died. August 27, 1965 - Le Corbusier died. 1979 - M.N Sharma, the then chief architect of Chandigarh after Corbusier died. January 1999 - Group of architects met at the Chandigarh Conference to celebrate 50th anniversary of the city raising the topic of MoK again.

December 2007 - Public declaration to complete the Museum of Knowledge.

Debate Arena

Innovation Building

GOLDEN PROPORTIONS The Innovation section is in the golden rectangle of 50 m x 31.05 m and the columnar grid of 10 x 6.21 m.

The

exhibition

section

is

composed of two golden rectangles of dimensions 32.2 m x 20 m and columnar grid of 8.05 x 5 m. Each floor height has been decided as per the calculations of Le Corbusier's Modulor Man. The remainder of

2.36 divided by 1.4 is 1.61 which is the GOLDEN RATIO and its total, 3.66 m is the floor height.


Front Elevation

SITE STATISTICS

SITE JUSTIFICATION

SITE SELECTION

SITE AREA - 27500 sq.m, 6.79 acres

Though the site is in the green belt of Rajendra Park, it will be neighbour to

With the dawn of terrorism in the time lapse of 52

DIMENSIONS - 220 m x 125 m

existing government buildings like C.I.S.F Haryana Police, Army Barracks and

years it was risky

MAX PERMISSIBLE HEIGHT - 18 m

Chandigarh Club and a Gurudwara. Close proximity to the Capitol Complex which

sensitive area that houses the Vidhan Sabha,

FAR - 1:1.00

is such a powerful democratic institutional area, boosts the original vision of MoK

Secretariat and High Court. The new site is 800 m

with security. Sector-3 being residences to government officers, people of the

away from the Capitol Complex so no security

elite class can gather at MoK Sector-2 is also being a residential area of the elite

issues. As being a public building the site is just at

class it will help in attracting responsible people to the MoK. Sector-1 being the

the tip of the city near Chandigarh Club and

"Head" of Chandigarh, it is appropriate to house an institutional building like

residential sectors and tourist places of Sukhna

MoK.

Lake, Rock Garden, Bougainvillea Garden which

MAX BASEMENT HEIGHT - 6 m MAX GROUND COVERAGE - 40% i.e 11000 sq.m

to bring public to the highly

makes the stretch of friendly. .

Uttar Marg more tourist


north lawns for gatherings

debate arena

PLAN AT LEVEL -2

bridge connecting the two plazas

Innovation section

exhibition arena entry park PLAN AT LEVEL -1

2-wheeler parking parking

back entry PLAN AT LEVEL 0

MoK office amphitheatre space frame plaza for main gatherings

main entry 4-wheeler parking PLAN AT LEVEL +1

SITE PLAN PLAN AT LEVEL +2

The site has got two plazas connected Through

a

bridge

for

large

commemorations. The North Lawns will serve for larger gatherings. The space frame creates a sense of two plazas being connected to each other. The second part of the plaza has an amphitheatre and a water pond for recreational purpose. The exhibition section is in the front. The debate PLAN AT LEVEL +3

arena is in the middle and the

innovation section is he third building which has got its own entry and parking.

INNOVATION SECTION

water body for hvac system


INTERACTIVE MUSEUM PLANS First Floor

Second Floor

Third Floor


SITE SENSORY

ACTIVE CHILLED BEAM SYSTEM

The site is surrounded by residential areas in Sector 2. to

An ACB system typically allows for smaller ductwork and smaller air-

the east are the open lands. to the west are the open

handling units than a variable-air-volume system. An ACB system can

green lands of Rajendra Park and to the north is the

typically achieve relatively low sound levels. An ACB system uses

Chandigarh Club with the Himalayas in the backdrop.

significantly less energy than a VAV system.

Noise level is really low at the site because of open green lands and residences in proximity. Uttar Marg is a

PURPOSE :-

V3 road and the site is located on it. it has a good

1. Deliver at least the required amount of outdoor air to each space for

proximity to the Capitol Complex where metro station is

ventilation, and

coming up. There is a local bus stop just in front of the

2. Deliver air which is dry enough to offset the space latent load and

site.

maintain the indoor dew point low enough to avoid condensation on the chilled beams, and 3. Deliver enough air to induce sufficient room airflow.


CONCEPT FOR THE SITE DEVELOPMENT In the early days of this semester, I was much into studying my city's heritage, more of the pol houses and just when this housing studio was floated to us, I decided to design my row houses as pol houses because if we see the pol houses are also a kind of row houses. But after designing my row house, it got much difficult to maintain the same language between the apartments/tenements and the row houses. If we see Ahmedabad today, we have these pol houses on the east side and all the modern development coming up in the west, making a clear contradiction and the thing that divides this contradiction is the Sabarmati river. so i decided to make an artificial stream into my site which zones all the three categories.

Section

CONCEPT FOR 3BHK The 3 BHK tenement is a two storeyed structure made up of RCC. It has also got a courtyard and a parking

Ground Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

space for one car. The backyard of 3 BHK tenement is smaller as compared to backyard of 4BHK tenement. It has got balconies on both the front and back sides. Drawing room has the view of the front lawn while the dining area opens into the small

backyard.

3

BHK

tenement owners can use

the

open

garden

space

connected to their plots as their own private space. The bedroom has also got view of the back yard and the river body passing through the site. The first floor has got one master bedroom and one children’s bedroom. It has got terraces at two levels. The tenement is cosy,

well-planed ventilated.

and

nicely

Front Axonometric View

Back Axonometric View


CONCEPT FOR 4BHK Tenements will be having an exposed RCC structure, both 3 and 4 BHK. Exposed RCC has been used in premier institutes of ahmedabad like IIM (new), AMA, Riverfront etc. Here, the corporate class of Ahmedabad can afford their dream of an exposed RCC house along with all the amenities which is unlike any other scheme in Ahmedabad. Exposed RCC was only used in private houses and not in group housing like here.

Section

Back Elevation

Ground Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan This has a double-heighted living room with a courtyard covered with pergolas at a height of 9 m just adjacent to it, which opens into a triple-heighted dining space comprising a cantilevered RCC staircase and a veranda opening into the landscaped backyard. This triple-heighted space has a manipulated model of Le Corbusier's brise-soliel which allows the south-west winds to enter the house. This creates high cross ventilation in the house where wind passes from the triple-heighted space to the living area and the bedrooms above through the courtyard. Circular columns are placed around Front Axonometric View

Back Axonometric View

the courtyard to give a more elegant look to the exposed structure

Section


BLOCK 1 [3 BHK]

CONCEPT FOR APARTMENTS Here, there is 'distraction and uniformity' in the elevation. a single block doesn't has its own language. but all the three blocks together form a language. The living space have been placed at a uniform distance. the galleries in between the living spaces have been placed arbitrarily in plan and elevation to create distraction in between. so only when u look at all the three blocks together, you will find the

BLOCK 2 [TYPE C – 4 BHK TYPE D – 5 BHK]]

language in them. each is incomplete without the other. The apartment bedrooms have a balcony with a ‘kiyaara‘.

BLOCK 3 [3 BHK]

Block 2 – Section

Block 1 – North Elevation

Block 1 – Section

Type A 3 BHK

Interior of living area

Block 2 – Elevation

Type B 3 BHK

Type C 5 BHK

Passage View


SITE STATISTICS

SITE LOCATION

SITE AREA – 10,582 sq.m

The site is located in the Sewasi area

GROUND COVERAGE – 4100 sq.m

of Vadodara near St. Xavier's college. The aim of the project is to design a

hospital concentrating on four fields of cardiology,

neurology,

and orthopaedics.

paediatrics


Interior of Waiting Area

CONCEPT Brise-soliel/sun-breakers have been provided at an angle of 45° and 90° depending on their positions on the building facade to catch the winds. The various public, semi-public and private functions like the IPD, OPD, Emergency, O.Ts, ICUs have been

segregated yet connected to maintain the functionality and privacy along with aesthetics in the building. The design has been made such that no tree is cut off the site. The outline of the building on the ground is governed by existing trees and lawns.

Site Plan

Block A main entry

Block B

GF – IPD FF – IPD for Paediatrics & Neuro SF – IPD for Ortho & Cardiology TF – VIP IPD

GF – OPD FF – Multipurpose hall SF – Multipurpose Hall TF – OT Complex

brise soliel [45]

GF – Trauma FF – Paediatrics & Neurology SF – Ortho & Cardiology TF – ICUs

brise soliel [90]

courtyard

Block C


HOTEL FOR MR. TEHLURAM AGRAWAL JORETHANG, SIKKIM

Ground Floor Plan

Bird eye view from the road

The site is located in Jorethang city of South Sikkim approximately 68 km from Gangtok. Jorethang lies on the Rangeet river, a tributary of the Teesta river , on the way to

Longitudinal Section

Pelling from Darjeeling , and Siliguri and Kalimpong. The site is located on the major highway of Jorethang which is descending from the road towards the valley. The client, Mr.Tehluram Agarwal provided with a brief that he wants a hotel with petrol pump on the ground connecting the road to the site. The hotel has to serve the heavy load of tourists coming to Sikkim every year and once the Pakyong airport will be ready, it will be one of

the finest hotels nearby. There is a banquet hall and restaurant on the ground floor and the above floors have various types of bedrooms. The hotel will also have a swimming pool giving views of the valley.

Bird eye view towards lawn and swimming pool showing the hotel elevations

Site Plan


HOTEL FOR MR. TEHLURAM AGRAWAL JORETHANG, SIKKIM

Bird eye view of the hotel building

Longitudinal sectional elevation

Elevation towards the entry

Elevation towards the back side of the building

The rooms facing the lawn are having balconies giving spectacular views of the Himalayan valley whereas the rooms behind open into the courtyard. The petrol pump also has a departmental store for the passer-by tourists. A ramp like road takes you to the parking space where a foyer has been created giving entry into the hotel.

First Floor Plan and Second Floor Plan

Bird eye view of the hotel building

Third Floor Plan


INTERPRETATION CENTER PHEGYAL MONASTERY, SIKKIM Phegyal Monastery is located in East Sikkim near Yangang. The project is to build an interpretation center for the existing monastery complex. In this monastery young monks come and stay for longer periods of time for their religious studies. The interpretation center has dining area for wayside tourists and souvenir shops while the lower ground floor has kitchen, store and dining services for the resident monks. The site is located on a very steep slope.

Existing Site Plan

Lower Ground Floor Plan

Ground Floor Plan

Foundation Plan and Details

Proposed Site Plan Section BB�

Front Elevation

Back Elevation


FOREST GUEST HOUSE NAMPRIKDANG, SIKKIM Namprikdang is an important gateway to South Sikkim where the first Lepcha inhabitants of Sikkim reside. It is also the last city before one reaches the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. A forest guest house for the tourists is been proposed and is under construction at present. The site is at the confluence of Krishna and Teesta rivers. The guest house has been well connected to the existing structure keeping in mind the existing rocks and trees at the site.

First Floor Plan

Ground Floor Plan

Front Elevation

Site Pictures

Longitudinal Section

Side Elevation


ANI MONASTERY, MEDITATION HALL AND INTERPRETATION CENTER ARITHANG, SIKKIM Ani Gumpa [Monastery in Tibetan language] is located in Arithang in Sikkim on the mountains opposite to Gangtok. The site has proposal of a monastery, meditation halls, amphitheatre, interpretation center, hostel blocks for resident monks. The hostel blocks and interpretation center have separate entries while the Chorten has separate entry.

Bird eye view of the monastery complex

Front Elevation of Chorten

View of Chorten

Side Elevation of Chorten

Proposed Site Plan

Existing Site Plan

The site is located on the ridge of Himalayan mountains with veru steep contours. The Chorten has been placed on such a place where there can be minimum cutting and filling of soil. A new road has to be constructed to take the tourists and pilgrims to the monastery complex with a new parking space.

View of amphitheatre

Existing Site Plan Entrance to amphitheatre

Entrance to Chorten


ANI MONASTERY, MEDITATION HALL AND INTERPRETATION CENTER ARITHANG, SIKKIM

Back View of Chorten

Site Plan

Site Layout

Meditation Hall Plan Site Section

Front Elevation of Chorten


TOURIST INTERPRETATION CENTER NAMRANG DUNGA, SIKKIM The project includes development of Tourism Infrastructure at Ronkan Fall, Sripong View Point, Leesong Ney Monastery, Namrang Dunga, Dhanbari Doodh Pokhari & Maha Bhir. The complex includes now a monastery, house for the Pandit, logs for the resident monks, interpretation center and parking space for the tourists. The site also consists of the Shripong view point which is already an important destination for tourists.


TOURIST INTERPRETATION CENTER NAMRANG DUNGA, SIKKIM The site has been so planned that existing rocks and trees and other local vegetation need not to be displaced from their positions. The interpretation center has been connected through a straight staircase to the viewing deck and gallery. There is a curvy pathway of stairs from the parking space to the viewing deck. An entrance gate has also been proposed constructed as per traditional Tibetan architecture.

Views of the monastery


.


D O C U M E N TAT I O N A N D P R O P O SA L S


HIMANSHU MEHTA’S RESIDENCE measured plans

DESAI NI POL

proposal plans

store kitchen cafe courtyard

reception cum waiting otla Ground Floor

Ground Floor

Himanshu Mehta’s residence holds significant importance in history during the freedom struggle of India. Prominent personalities like Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekanand and

Elevation

researchers’ lab

Gandhiji have stayed here. It was said that the freedom fighters used to make ’desi bombs’

from here. The family has a huge collection of unique brass and copper utensils that are passage

more than 100 years old. The owner also got the GIHED award for best well preserved heritage house in the Old City. There is no heritage research centre in the Walled City

courtyard

where the researchers and students can work in the same atmosphere of the Walled City so the haveli has been proposed as a Heritage Research and Knowledge Center where researches and technical innovations can be done in the field of heritage conservation. The

study lab

building will then have spaces like reception cum waiting, kitchen, café and store on ground floor; researchers’ lab and study lab on the first floor and library, admin and researcher’s office on the second floor. There were originally only 3 toilets in the building to which 6 toilets have been intervene with a better planning and location. The two original

balcony First Floor

Figure A -

First Floor

staircases have been retained at their respective position as in the original plan.

conference room

library courtyard

researcher's office

Proposed Section

admin balcony Second Floor

Existing Photographs of the Haveli

Second Floor

Proposed fixing detail for new I-girder onto the existing structural framework. This was devised reinforcing the facade’s structural strength.

Figure B – Gutter detail for rainwater drainage at the end of roofing tiles. The roof consisted of waterproofed GI sheets, to bring back the visual character of the house.


ARTISTS’ STUDIO measured plans

DHAL NI POL

Ground Floor

First Floor

Second Floor

proposal plans

Figure A [Top] – Restoration of wooden beam Figure B [Bottom] – Detail of lightweight concrete slab

kitchen workshop-3 workshop cum classroom

passage workshop-2

display area

Ni Pol. The owner of the abandoned it 25

library

reception

years ago and shifted to Mumbai. As a part

seating

passage

courtyard

The haveli is located in Khijda Ni Sheri in Dhal

gallery

of the pilot project of the Khijda Ni Sheri cluster this artists’ studio will play an intrinsic part

for

architects,

established

designers,

researchers,

artists,

Ground Floor

First Floor

Second Floor

scholars,

entrepreneurs and professionals related to

3D Study Model

the field of craft, design, architecture and art. It has been proposed with an intention

Being abandoned since past 25 years, the building has gone through a lot of

of promoting the local crafts and leveraging

damage. A condition survey of the portion revealed the degree of restoration

the status and livelihood of local artisan and

work that will be required –

community at large. The primary intention of

a.

training the traditional artisans about the

b.

Corrosion and wear of front terrace and breakage in tin sheets on the back part results in excess heating in summers and leakage of rainwater

modern systems of design and innovation to

to spaces below

help them sustain in the modern day market to bring larger visibility of the local crafts.

Weakening and tilting of the cantilevered façade wall which has been constructed mainly in wood.

the proposal would be cultural exchange and

c.

Structure of the house has weakened to a lot extent. High possibility of falling down if no proper restrenghtening steps are taken soon

Existing Photographs of the Haveli


AMC HERITAGE CENTER SAANKDI SHERI

measured plans

Ground Floor

First Floor Old Section

a. There was no staircase in the building and was connected through an adjacent

building which has a small dispensary on the ground floor and classrooms on the

Old Elevation

floors above. A new staircase has been installed in the building now which provides its own access and circulation. b. There was only one toilet on the ground floor to which two toilets have been added on the floors above with all the modern facilities. c. The faรงade has been restored entirely and changing its colour to deep red has given it a new identity. d. The mezzanine on the ground floor has been restored with an electrical room fro better services inside the building. e. The entire haveli has been plastered with lime done by local workers and the wood sections and brackets on the faรงade have been restored and polished by local artisans. Second Floor

Before Restoration Photographs


AMC HERITAGE CENTER SAANKDI SHERI proposed plans

Ground Floor

First Floor

Second Floor New Section

In the proposed plans for the Heritage Center, the ground floor will be used as reception cum waiting and and tourist information desk for the locals and foreigners willing to know more about the Walled City. A toilet has also been added and electrical room has been added below the newly added staircase. On the first floor the officials will be sitting with their desk. A bathroom and a pantry have been added with the balcony. On the second floor will be the director’s cabin having a private balcony which has been added and gives cosy views of the Saankdi Sheri. Also there is a conference room adjacent to it meant for meetings of the officials. Two new bathrooms have been added on this floor and the ccess to the adjacent school building has been blocked. .

After Restoration Photographs

New Elevation


BAGHBAN HAVELI DHAL NI POL toilet toilet and wash

suite

There were two staircases before to which there is only one

servants’ bed

now in the courtyard giving

kitchen

lounge

privacy to the newly created

dining

lift

bedrooms.

courtyard

common toilet

passage

courtyard

There were only two toilets in the entire haveli before to which there is an attached bathroom in

bedroom-3

every bedroom.

toilet

the first time ever in a Pol house

A lift has been introduced for

reception

for better convenience of the Ground Floor

entry/otla

Second Floor

guests.

The haveli is located in Khijda Ni Sheri

The last floor has been

in Dhal Ni Pol. The owners are from

developed as a studio apartment with a terrace kitchen and a

Surat which left the haveli 25years

toilet

back. The haveli is now owned by Urmin Group of Ahmedabad and has

private terrace of its own which is

studio apartment

bedroom-2

been proposed to develop as a

toilet

boutique hotel. The project is expected to complete in September, 2017. The

lounge

lounge

haveli is a G+3 structure with a very

lift

simple façade. The haveli is 6 m x 18 m

lift

in size with a central courtyard. The ld

courtyard

courtyard

use was of a residence. In the current

passage

passage

bedroom-1

terrace kitchen

toilet

private terrace

proposal there will be 2 bedrooms, 2 suite rooms and one studio apartment on the third floor. All the rooms have attached toilets. A lift has been introduced for the first time.

Existing Photographs of the Haveli

meant for longer stays only.

First Floor

Terrace Floor

Section


BAGHBAN HAVELI DHAL NI POL Working Drawings :

Ground Floor

First Floor

Ground Floor

Second Floor

Restoration Photographs of the Haveli

Flooring Pallets


MAPPING AND REPORTS


MAPPING OF DESAI NI POL AHMEDABAD Heritage Mapping is the process of identifying natural and cultural heritage resources of a specific locality for purposes of conservation and development. The objectives of heritage mapping are as follows: 1.

To identify distinct heritage resources of a community vis a vis another community.

2.

To thoroughly understand and properly record a heritage resource for future reference.

3.

To generate interest on heritage resources among users and non users of heritage.

4.

To develop necessary heritage conservation charters, legislations, bills and guidelines.

The standard format for a heritage mapping activity is a matrix of heritage resources - natural, built, movable and intangible against their intrinsic and associative attributes to capture their meaning. . These resources are documented based on name, other names, owner, maker, dimensions, material, function, location. Intangible heritage resources include festivals, songs, prayers, myths, legends, language, dance, skills, and local technology. This databank of heritage resources serves as the reference source of activities that can be utilized by the community. Development emphasizes public participation in cultural heritage activities to ensure sustainability. The models for economic development and conservation management planning can be integrated to evolve a new model wherein heritage serves as the core of development process. The process moves through

Specimens from the Dossier Report of Desai Ni Pol

Key Map of Desai Ni Pol

four phases – awareness, appreciation, protection and utilization. The Walled City of Ahmedabad is in its own race to take Ahmedabad into UNESCO’s list of World Heritage City. The government has introduced schemes like TDR [Tradable Development Rights] to provide financial aid to the heritage property owners to give rapidness to the revitilization projects. The heritage properties have been categorized into three grades – High, Moderate and Low as per their conditions and scale. In the Dossier report of a particular pol, the heritage properties are measured, their photographs are clicked, their floor heights are mentioned and their heritage grades and condition is documented. Till now the following pols have been documented under CHC – Dhal Ni Pol, Desai NI Pol, Saankdi Sheri and Jethabhai NI Pol. CHC has taken its own initiatives to bring CSR activities to increase restoration works in the Walled City .

Map of Desai Ni Pol – colours showing the heritage grade The photographs of the houses listed in the heritage grading done by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation were photographed to document them

and then inserting them into the dossier report which is to be submitted to UNESCO It is important to document these houses through photographs so that the changes occurring in them either they are structurally or any renovations by the owners the that can be known in report

Photographic survey of heritage properties


TDR [TRADABLE DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS] SUBMISSION DRAWINGS TO AMC TDR – Tradable Development Rights scheme is one of its kind introduced by CHC to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation so that financial aid can be provided to the owners of the heritage properties. Under this scheme, the builders provide the money for restoration in return of which they get extra FSI to build their

CHC’s work for TDR CHC has completed TDR drawings for six heritage properties till now – House of MG, House of MG II, Mangaldas Ni Haveli at Lakha Patel Ni Pol, Babukaka’s Haveli, Baghban Haveli, Himanshu Mehta’s Haveli, And Priyadarshan Mehta’s Haveli. The TDR areas of each floor of a building is calculated subtracting the open to sky areas and all the areas of every floor are then added which is multiplied with the heritage value of that building graded as per AMC. That TDR value is multiplied with the Jantri amount of that particular locality which gives the final amount of TDR of the particular building. The submission drawings for TDR include old plans, proposed plans, old and proposed sections and elevations and old and new photographs [if the building has been restored]

buildings higher in the west portion of the city. The property remains with the owner and also the house gets restored.

A0 size sheets for TDR submission of House of MG, Relief Road, Ahmedabad

SCOPE Ahmedabad is now identified a UNESCO world heritage city, the first of its kind in India. This is certainly an immense opportunity for investors; with the many new possibilities of potentially untapped businesses that are now likely to emerge as the inner city restoration projects multiply in numbers. It is no news that in recent decades there has been an exodus of sorts as people tend to move to newer housing in the western parts of the city, particularly the S.G. Highway and its surrounding areas. However the true identity of Ahmedabad is still defined by the atmosphere of the old walled city, which is something that newly developed areas of Ahmedabad fall short of. This rich legacy is saturated with an astonishingly diverse range of

monuments and buildings, community spaces, arts & crafts, traditional dance & music, theatre, folklore, cuisine, textiles, and lifestyles.


Shauq


PHOTOGRAPHY

I am an avid instagrammer with over 600 posts. I caption each photograph with Urdu poetry either captioned or hand-picked by me. Majorly, I love to click street portraits and then the

mountains. I believe in solo-travelling. 21 of my photographs got exhibited at L & P Hutheesing Art Gallery (CEPT University) in Ahmedabad in January 2017 organized by People Place Project


Literary Works शायरी

Take me where the beloved is! Take me where the beloved is! Take me there, where in the kingdom of the rising sun, I can see her waking up from her tiring slumber. Take me there, where in the land of scorching sands, I stay bewildered in the patterns that her feet renders. Take me there, where in the valleys of frozen bliss, I feel her flowing inside me, swiftly like a gifted river. Take me there, in the garden from where she has just left, So I can smell the fragrance of her soul in every flower. Take me there to the fathomless ocean, behind whom the sky turns orange, Where she hearkens to the recitation of my heart, crafted in the Urdu sher. Take me there, where in the ether that holds the full moon, My vulnerable fragments rebirth in my every kiss to her. Take me there, where in the throngs of her city, She dances madly, calling out to her lover. So take me there where the beloved stays, As I know, in our union the heavens shall also elate, My creator.

सर्द सााँसे मेरी और वो फायर्ा उठाते हैं जाडे ेे मससम ेा, बफद बन बैठे हैं खर् ु , नाम नहीीं लेते पिघलने ेा । मैं कययाँ ेुछ ेह नहीीं िाता? जो िहले आसानी से था ेह दर्या ेरता। शायर् ेुछ तुम ना िहले से हो वरना मैं कययाँ अिनी ही चीज़ िे हे ना जताता । बेरूखी नहीीं ये मेरी मगर ये र्आ ु ना ेभी ेबयल हो । जो र्आ ु हो मेरे ललए िर जजस में तेरा नाम ना हो । मत ेदहये हमसे बुझाने ेो शेर में छुिा राज़-ए-दर्ल-ए-बेताब.. राज़-ए-दर्ल छुिा ेे अिना भी, उठाइये लत्ु फ़ शायर ेी तरह.. धयि में छाव ेी बात मत ेरो अभी फुसदत नहीीं, तुम इश्क़ ेी बात मत ेरो बबन बताये खामोशी में तुम्हे ेई र्फा सोचा है मैंने.. आये हो क़रीब-इ-दर्ल तुम हर खयाल से ेी होती है महसस य अिनाईयत हर र्फे..


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