I have always been fascinated by what lies beyond our world.
When I was 10 or so, my parents bought me the entire collection of "How the Universe Works," and I watched it on repeat. The stunning visuals and the way the people in the video described such massive phenomena made it seem as we belong to something much bigger.
Back then, every third Indian kid wanted to get into astrophysics. Reading several books on space and exploration, I remember wanting to become an astrophysicist or a cosmologist myself. I quickly understood that it required a level of proficiency in Physics and Mathematics that was beyond me. And believe me, I have tried.
Although I am well-versed with the discoveries made out there, I have shifted my focus to understand things back home. We may be alone in the universe, but we are not on this rock.
Inspiring people to think beyond their community, and create products that help them do so, is what got me into design and passionate about international affairs. People often associate UX with just digital interfaces, but I want to venture past that. How do you leverage design thinking to problems that cannot be solved with an interface alone? I want to be part of, and hopefully, influence that change.
This is a continued effort to collect all the greatest monuments built by humans across centuries. Monuments are interpreted as the vision or ideals of one man. But I see them as architectural marvels, the sheer number of people and effort required to build a symbol that lasts centuries.
The best thing about this project? It has no deadline. 🥳
The list does not reflect my full spectrum of capabilities. I have done a number of projects, some that are good enough to publicize, others not so much.