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Welcome to my old home page at CRIT. All of my latest work and information is now on my weblog, Heptanesian Archives which contains mostly everything I have written and published going back to 1997. For more information about me, have a look at my CV and my papers and publications there.

Since 2005, I have been pursuing my doctorate in the History, Anthropology, and Science Technology & Society at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Since 2007, I have worked as a technology evangelist for Zotero a project of the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University. Since 2006, I have been affiliated as an Exchange Scholar with Middle Eastern & Asian Languages and Civilizations (MEALAC) at Columbia University. Since 2003, I have been an Executive Member of CRIT (Collective Research Initiatives Trust), Mumbai a group of architects, artists and researchers working on urban design and research projects in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

From 1998 to 2005 I lived and worked in Mumbai, where I was Visiting Faculty at the Kamala Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture (2003-2006), was the founding Coordinator then Associate Director of PUKAR (Partners for Urban Knowledge Action & Research) (2001-2003), and was the Founder and Joint Convenor of the Mumbai Study Group at the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai (2000-2002). I also worked in Bangalore as a consultant with the Srishti School of Art Design & Technology and with Mahiti Infotech (2004-2005).


Mumbai Free Map Community GIS

Mumbai Housing Collaboration.



'Some Reasons to be Optimistic, or, Bombay and the Global History of Urban Disasters'
TimeOut Mumbai, 28 August-8 September 2005

'Bombay’s Blame Game: On the Recent Floods'
DNA (Daily News and Analysis), Mumbai, 5 August 2005

'Mumbai as City State?'
TimeOut Mumbai, Vol.I, Issue 17, 22 April–5 May 2005

'Mills as Public Spaces: Mumbai’s Industrial Heritage'
Art India Issue on ‘Heritage Issues’, Vol. X, Issue 2 (Mumbai), April 2005

'Mumbai Vision 2010: Reporting the Future'
TimeOut Mumbai, Vol.I, Issue 6, 19 November-2 December 2004

'Phoenix Mills Bowled Over'
From the Lawyers Collective (New Delhi), 2001

'Mill on the Loss'
Indian Express Mumbai Newsline, 5 April 2000



Article: 'The City as Extracurricular Space: Re-Instituting Urban Pedagogy in South Asia' (PDF)
Co-Authored with Anirudh Paul and Prasad Shetty
Ashish Rajadhyaksha, ed.,
Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (London), Vol.6, No.3, 2005

Article: 'Les espaces de Mumbai à l'ère post-industrielle'
Stephen Wright, ed., trans.
Mouvements (Paris), No.39/40, May–August 2005

Transcript: 'The Urban Turn' (PDF)
Symposium at the Bombay Paperie, Mumbai, December 2002

Pamphlet: Murder of the Mills: A Case Study of Phoenix Mills (PDF)
Mumbai: Lokshahi Hakk Sanghatana and Girangaon Bachao Andolan, 2000

Edited Anthology: Workers Rights and Labour Law (PDF)
A Backgrounder for the Workshop on Labour at the
National Conference on Human Rights, Social Movements, Globalisation and the Law at Panchagani, Maharashtra, December 2000
Mumbai: India Centre for Human Rights and Law (ICHRL) and Socio-Legal Information Centre, 2000



'Geographies of Resistance: Urban Housing as Social Practice in Modern Mumbai'
Presented at the Roundtable on ‘Asian Cities and Cultural Change’ at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, July 2005

'Academies of the Future'
Presented at the Future Academy Symposium at the Edinburgh College of Architecture, March 2005

'The City as Extracurricular Space' (PDF)
Presented with Anirudh Paul at Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference on 'New Pedagogic Possibilities' organised by the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS) and Christ College, Bangalore, February 2004

'The Spaces of Post-Industrial Mumbai' Unfinished Draft (PDF)
Presented with Sudhir Patwardhan at the Visual Arts Forum of the Mohile-Parikh Centre, National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai, November 2002 and at the CITY ONE conference organised by SARAI/Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, January 2003

'The Spaces of Post-Industrial Mumbai' (MP3)
Audio of presentation at CITY ONE organised by SARAI/Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, January 2003



+1.617.412.6334 (u.s.)
+91.98200.45529 (india)

office (u.s.)
MIT Program in Science Technology & Society
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

residence (india)
9, Supriya, 2nd Floor
Plot 709, Parsee Colony
Road no.4
Dadar, Mumbai 400014


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