Adolescence

Our parents give us birth but do they really have the control over us? After some point, I don’t think so.

Being in an Indian society we are taught to give respect to all the elderly but the age of adolescence doesn’t really give us an option. As we cross the age 13-13/14(mostly) we seek for attention from all the people around. There is so much change in our body and mind that we require support from every end but as we know the world doesn’t really stop for anybody. This creates anger, hate and ignorance in us.

Furthermore our agitation leads to arguments and fights with our loved ones, which we feel, will support us no matter we are right or wrong.

During this the people we hurt most are our parents because they feel hopeless and powerless, as they really don’t know what they could do to better the situation. As at this time we all want is that our all demands should be fulfilled no matter hoe silly they are.

We all go through this phase, few step to control the anger are

  • Take some time out: take a break go out for a walk or just listen to some soft music.
  • Control and think before you say something you cant take back: hard to do!
  • Channelize your anger in some productive way: drawing, painting, some instruments or exercise.
  • At the right time take it all out. Bursting is also important. (Otherwise it will hurt you and make you depressed)

Stay happy!! 

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Micro Area

This time of the module is the most interesting part, as I told you guys that we will have to decide a micro area and then work on a solution. Hence my area finalized is the store-‘Claire’s’ on second floor. It is a perfect shop for a small girl of 3years to 18years and of course for their beautiful mothers.

Claire’s has a really eye catchy and crafty stuff but what I feel the display is a little bit of a problem. The show window does not display any new collection it has two stands which looks like clusters of earrings. Instead of these stand we could display some new and trendy collection in a way that could get a stylized look and the ones coming to the shop can have proper visual access to the products the shop has.

MYO

As most of you know that I am doing my graduation in Fashion Designing, from Pearl Academy. Just like my course suggest I want to become a designer. I have started my new venture – an online business, named ‘MYO’. The word ‘Myo’ is inspired by Buddhism, this means – mystic, magical, spontaneous just like my decision of starting my own brand. I had thought of starting my own line of clothing but I did not imagine it will happen so soon.

My brand will basically deal in casual yet trendy wear, a dress which is just perfect for a day out for shopping, brunch, lunch, evening tea party or for holidays to the beaches.
As the weather these days is hot so preferably the colors will be summerish, light and even bright.

I hope to get a good response.

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More Visits

The macro area appointed to us was Pacific Mall. With better and clear understanding we went to the mall this time. I was working on the process and system followed, with that I was helping my group member Sagan to study the ambience of the mall. We started the research from the lower ground and continued the same till the 2nd floor. We had to be careful in this visit as the mall staff could identify our faces and to prevent any further complications we clicked pictures in an artistic way and wrote points in our smart phones.

We observed that the mall is for commercial use; brands form India and outside have their outlets. The people visiting are mostly the youth, belonging to average society. The place is luxurious and urban, depicts modern lifestyle. It is properly organized and has proper system.

The Mall has 5 floors with 3 entries and the mall provides parking and valet facilities. It is properly cleaned before the crowd enters. The mall lacks in signage, as the boards are not visible and readable, whereas has washrooms on every floor, for both men and women. Mall has ample amount of guards at the entrance of the mall as well as stores. Have clearners appointed for all washrooms and food court. Unfortunately Pacific mall has a problem regarding the amount of seating arrangement.

The floors are categorized as lower ground as departmental store, ground floor for women’s wear, first floor for men’s wear and Indian wear, second floor for food and gaming and last floor for movie and kids.

During the week days the crowd consisted of couples and friends the most. They are most of the time watching movie, sitting in the food court or just window shopping, the amount of people who actually wanted to shop were really less. To promote sales the store offer seasonal sale. The prices of the stores in the mall are usually higher than the local market maybe because they are run in a well organized structure and in a 3 story building.

 

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Pacific Mall

We all know our teachers never let friends to be in one group and this was my sad story. Our class was divided in groups of 5, my group members are-Ipsa, Adarsh, Sagan, Monalisha and I. We are assigned Pacific mall as our area of research, which is located in Tagore Garden, West Delhi. Metro is a feasible transportation to the mall. The mall gives the place an urban and luxurious look. Pacific Mall has all types of shops and for all age groups – has men and women wear, game zone, food court and even a departmental store. Visiting a mall is the most easy and simple thing, it’s air conditioned, welcoming stores, proper food and you don’t have to use any staircase on the other hand it’s tough to find problems in an organized place. We divided the workload floor wise, as there were 4 floors to look into, me and Ipsa together studied the ground floor. As we were sketching and clicking pictures of the mall, the management started having issues regarding the same. So we had to be careful, the guards had eyes on us.

But unfortunately we miss read the instructions and thus we gathered wrong information, like not wrong but these were instructions for our later part of the module. We had to just observe the system, objects, social culture, marketing and ambience; instead we were busy looking for problems in the mall.

After giving a presentation to our mentors we got a better idea as how to go about the project. Therefore we decided that for our next visit we would move together and divide the categories rather than the floors.

Tell me about your experience if you visited Pacific Mall, Delhi.

Final Module

Here comes the final module – design process. It was an amazing year, made new friends, new curriculum, new phase of life.
This final module includes applying sequential approach to design situation using a proper process of designing. It mainly aims at studying macro/micro environment and developing a learner’s sensitivity and responsibility, consider issues faced by the society and culture in an environment.
We will be divided in groups and appointed a macro area somewhere in Delhi, which we will study. We’ll look into it’s social culture, object & material, ambience, process & system and marketing & merchandise. We have to use the same research method used in last module and observe the place inside-outside. After that we need to formulate potential design proposals for the micro areas which we think is inconvenient or improper. With that we need to give a feasible solution to overcome the problem.
Visit to our macro area is scheduled in the coming up week. Lets hope it will be a success.

Warangal, Telangana

Warangal Fort 

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It was garden that consisted of the remains of the fort that was destroyed long back. The ruins are scattered all over the garden, different pillars which were professionally carved are now distorted.DSCN6620.JPG

This is the zone where the ruins of a great Shiva temple are now seen with only the freestanding “entrance portals” or gates on the sides. Something holy like this should be regularly worshiped as our Indian rules say.

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Even thought the arrangement is not very well organized but sometimes organic shapes turn out to be much more interesting.

Bhadrakali Temple

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what a temple without any beggar?

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Indians worship different things like animals, stones, humans and what not; some people believe some people don’t but that’s not my point. They are so beautiful, therefore, saving their lives no matter because of a belief is worth it.

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Bhadrakali Temple is one of the oldest temples for Goddess Bhadrakali. It was a beautiful temple, we even got the chance to hear the ‘arti’.

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It was not just a place to worship, it also a place to display and admire dramatic skills. Basically men dressed up and do their makeup for the drama which is presented inside the temple.

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The beauty lied in the place where the temple was located-it was on a hilltop with a view of a lake.

Watermelon

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What can be better than a watery-melon in a sweaty day? Warangal has a hot climate, therefore, the place has a large plantation of watermelon. There are numerous venders selling them on the roads.