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August 2010 | # 02 Indian Edition

Before you jump in... It was amazing to get so many messages and mails and tweets and status reports as response to first POOL. I feel happy that POOL is an idea whose time is here. We are all motivated and inspired. Do send us your feedback, your wish list, suggestions and keep us in the loop with whatever you are doing. Enjoy POOL. Sudhir Sharma Editor in Chief

Editor in Chief Sudhir Sharma Executive Editor Gina Krishnan Copy Editor Ashvina Vakil Editorial Coordinator Sonalee Tomar

It has been a month of jubilation for us at POOL. The idea, the dream, the belief found concrete shape when the first issue of the magazine came out. The industry lauded our effort and the team thanks you all for your support and encouragement.

Research & Design Coordinator Preethi Bayya Layout & Production Pradeep Arora Subscription & Logistics Seema Sharma Finance K Kuldeep Harit Art & Design Pradeep Goswami, Prashant Agashe, Shraddha Trivedi Illustrator Santosh Waragade Project Management Aakanksha Malpani, Anupam Khare Assistants Anil Burte, Yamanappa Dodamani Publisher INDI Design Pvt Ltd Address India C/o India House, 53, Sopan Baug, Balewadi, Pune - 411045, India Vietnam C/o Haki Advertising Ltd, 142 Le Duan Street, Hanoi, Vietnam Icograda International Design Media Network Participant

This month has also been one of celebration for each of us in the design community. The cause for celebration is the unveiling of Udaya Kumar’s ‘Rupee’ symbol. It is a remarkable symbol. At the same time, there is a bigger reason for us to celebrate. India and Indians now know that it is a ‘designer’ who came up with this unique symbol. The government has realized the contribution of design in creating a unique symbol for its identity. An important question that came to my mind when I saw the symbol is: Could this be the formal beginning of a unique Indian design vocabulary? Or is it still a journey, as described by A Bala Subramaniam in ‘Are we there, yet?’ (Pg 28) Read on and tell us. This issue brings together unique flavors. We celebrate Subrata Bhowmick, a veteran designer who has received national and international acclaim as a graphic and textile designer. We also celebrate a young student artist, Shilo Shiv Suleman, who is illustrating children’s books and city walls with ferocious fervor and vibrancy. Putting the two together is almost like saluting the legacy and the emerging talent of design in India. Our dream is to make POOL the platform that Designindia has been for all of you. Our team wants you to speak through and define our unique and eclectic identity through POOL. We want to define our Industry through POOL. Look forward to your views and feedback. Gina Krishnan Editor

Oops!! Designindia was founded in 2002. It was started as a platform for interaction for the design community in India and abroad. Over the years it has grown into a forum spread over many social and professional networking domains, linking almost 6,000 professionals into an active, interactive and thought leading community.

Hi Sonalee, Just received a copy of the pool magazine must say it was worth the wait, Just a slight goof up, The opening para says I was the chairman of NID’s design consulting office from 1981 to 1991. I really was not. I applied for the post but they said i was too young (I was 5 then). ha ha. Great job otherwise. best Rajat Tuli. Happily Unmarried. (July 1, 2010)

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