Queries

  • Isn’t there a lot to learn outside to have had school education inside walls? Why aren’t students encouraged to travel, meet, inquire, create, to be audacious and active than mere passive recipients?
  • What is a need? Who defines it?
  • How do we really know what is a desire and what isn’t?
  • How do we define people, classes and cultures?
  • What is the role of humour in design?
  • How do we define a problem?
  • Is logic everything?
  • Why is there apprehension while drawing?
  • What really is “Total”?
  • How do we study people?
  • How much knowing is enough?
  • At an individual level when we are so different then on what criteria do we chose to define our target audience because ultimately at some level we do generalize?
  • Why do we want to homogenize everything?
  • How do we balance ethics with survival?
  • What do we do if the client does not agree with the Design brief that we finally create out of his and negotiation is happening?
  • If design is part of everyday life and necessary for empowerment then why is design education so costly?
  • Design or in fact Re-design (with industrial process) is an essential part of our neo-liberal economy, but what about those banking on the actual process, i.e. the stakeholders, the employees, the manpower, how do we balance this?
  • We create the desire for consumption. How do we balance it out with responsible awareness?
  • How do we define what is beautiful/pleasing?
  • How do we identify, realize and develop our aesthetic sensibility?
  • What is being original and what is copying? Design which is perhaps meant to be humane and humble, how do we retain that element against survival and ego-centrism?
  • How to communicate issues with seriousness yet not add to the paranoia?
  • How to have communication decentralized?
  • How to involve local resources and people?
  • Is real becoming virtual or virtual becoming real?
  • Why do we like the music that we like?
  • Approval or acceptance, what do we look for?
  • What must the little squirrel think when she looks at us?
  • What others think of us, how does it affect us?
  • Why do administrative procedures consume so much paper, time and patience?
  • Isn’t being intellectual easier than being nonsensical?
  • Is solitude really solitude? Are we ever really alone?
  • What really is peace?
  • What is success?
  • Is it necessary for enjoyment to be exhibited?
  • Aren’t we different all the time?
  • Why are punishment and fear embedded in our growth?
  • Why can’t I buy clothes from men’s section without embarrassing my female friends?
  • Why do we colour our hair with ageing? Doesn’t gray hair suit the changing skin texture more?
  • Why do we spend so much in marriages?
  • Why do people follow trends?
  • Why does anonymity seem attractive when most popular?
  • What is nose correction? Is there really anything correct? Are our concepts of beauty standardized? Why do people get these surgeries done?
  • When we are so accustomed to consumption, in lieu of rising concerns for sustainability will we really cut it down?
  • Why don’t most of us cast votes?
  • Why do people trying to develop places like Dharavi not try to understand the place in terms of activity and resulting system, than showing them alienated maps and talking of wider roads?
  • Why do most designers and especially design educators not earn as much as their counterparts in other fields?
  • What makes women give consent for marriages against their will?
  • Why does our landlady and neighbours throw waste on the road and not use dustbins?
  • When did the notion of embarrassment take place?
  • Why would a daughter shy in asking questions related to female anatomy from her mother?
  • Why is virginity linked with morality and sanctity?
  • Do politicians really look gross or we have stereotyped them as that?
  • What makes us comment on something?
  • Why did the slum look like jewellery from the aeroplane window?
  • What makes us hate something or someone?
  • Can we be non-linear?
  • Why do we have predefined syllabi?
  • How did toilets come about and why is there so much fuss when someone does not demand for it? Why are notions of privacy being created?
  • Why do we care whether someone is secretive and someone isn’t?
  • Why do autowalas near NID definitely give me an advice against trusting other autowalas?
  • Why do parents grow old? Why does it hurt to see them so and why is it difficult to accept?
  • Why can children still laugh while we panic?
  • Why does mother’s touch calm one down?
  • Why do people kill for money?
  • Why are we only bothered about earning money for survival but not valuing the life we want to survive for?
  • Do people really change after they get married?
  • Why do people get bored of each other?
  • Can anger be reduced through acceptance?
  • Why do people become exhibitionists during their Honeymoon breaks and why does the over reacting society suddenly accepts it as valid?
  • Are we putting on masks?
  • Why do birthdays make us feel special?
  • What is “special” anyways? Isn’t everything already extraordinary?
  • Why are people scared of groups that protest as some kind of aliens?
  • What is the concept of Nation State?
  • What is personal and what is public?
  • Why is being clumsy treated as clumsy?
  • Every moment has a story to tell, we all have our stories, aren’t we all storytellers?
  • Who is God? What is Power? Why do we feel so vulnerable sans faith?
  • Why do women further victimize women?
  • Why does standing on a mountain top, riding a bike, flying, listening to experimental music, makes one feel free?
  • Why are malls so monotonous and claustrophobic? Why do we go to malls and then romanticize about old markets and lanes?
  • Why do we get bored? What is being bored?
  • Why is talking about sexuality either a taboo or unnecessary hype? Why can’t it be just normal conversation and not a reaction?
  • Can Frooti/Maaza really replace mango?
  • Is Cynicism a part of us or our profession?
  • Is there magic in real life?
  • Do bigger spectacles make you see more?
  • Do toys have personalities other than the ones with which their marketing is done?
  • Why are poor treated as poor?
  • Why did Supremo Comics have Amitabh asking children not to reveal the secret that he himself is Supremo?
  • What is waste? How do we know what is waste? Isn’t it too relative?
  • Why are cats so deceptive?
  • Why do we need to read someone else’s success story to feel motivated and positive?
  • Why does attractive stationary attract?
  • Why do we want all of us to be similar?
  • Why do we compare?
  • Why do older/antique seem so valuable to some and junk to others?
  • Why is internet so addictive?
  • Why are we so scared of being left out? What is being left out anyways?
  • Why do the elite treat others from the same class in a different manner than those who work for them?
  • Will UID really help?

 

  • Why did the participants of Tata Jagriti Yatra stay in Sleeper Class while the Organizers in AC?
  • Why are conferences/seminars/events “for people” are generally not accessible to those very people?
  • Why are we star struck?
  • Why do we idolize?
  • What gives contentment?
  • Can we really buy God’s blessings?
  • Doesn’t Design begin from home?
  • What is design discovery?
  • What is good design?
  • What is design thinking?
  • How can one have good ideas?
  • Apart from knowing how to design what all should one know?
  • Is it necessary to study to be a designer?
  • What is it being multi skilled?
  • Jack of all trade or master of one?
  • How would design now contribute to the changes in the world?
  • Can we fit into categories?
  • Risk and success? Why do we want to be safe?
  • What is Design Process?
  • How can one enjoy uncertainty and find a way?
  • How does theory meet reality?
  • Is Design = Play?
  • What is lateral thinking?
  • Can we all draw?
  • What should I remember? How do I remember everything I read/hear/see?
  • How do I acquire the right skills? How do I manage time to develop them?
  • What is the difference between a Serial port and a Parallel port?
  • Why do I want to be a Designer?
  • Motivated or instructed?
  • How do we judge our own performance?
  • How to put together a good team?
  • Is design only being practised by specialists?
  • What makes me and others happy?
  • What do I need to know about myself?
  • What are my strengths and weaknesses?
  • How do we unlearn?            
  • How does one acquire critical thinking?
  • What really is design?
  • Is design education about money?
  • How does one set goals?
  • Why is it important to refresh oneself?
  • Why is it important for us to think of business as well?
  • How to combat anxiety and turn problems into exciting adventures?
  • How does one take responsibility for one’s learning?
  • Why don’t we travel more?
  • Motivated or instructed?
  • Should Design be a different subject in schools or should its conscious understanding and application be utilized in all areas?
  • Why do schools serve as prisons yet turn into our most cherished memories?
  • Why is Delhi apparently most hostile than Ahmedabad?
  • How can one deal with a catastrophe? what is it anyway?
  • Why is the name more important than the understanding of a topic?

 

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About poornimasardana

Travel and Observations acquaint me with the Existent Pluralities around us and I wish to share those. I indulge in narratives (illustrations, words and pictures), it being my most cherished pursuit.
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