STIR

Instituted in 2014, STIR was founded to promote, propagate and foster creativity and innovation in the fields of design, architecture and interactive art in India and across the world. Over the years, STIR has manifested through varying media to facilitate the exchange of ideas, enable collaborations, showcase trends and technology, and create a collective of enthusiasts from different streams of the creative realm.

In 2015, STIR launched its first initiative - mondo*arc india, a content-led and perspective-driven publication that soon become the country’s fastest-growing design journal. It garnered popular acclaim as ‘the well-read design magazine' and enjoyed an unmatched reputation among professionals, students and enthusiasts alike. STIR as an organisation has also curated and organised a series of very successful events, conferences, workshops and dialogues, exhibitions etc. to reinforce its ideology

STIR today manifests into a global platform for content creation and consumption specializing in Architecture, Design & Art. A platform that connects industry to professionals. A medium that enables collaboration between professionals and allied industry. The destination that engages community in dialogues, debates and discourses. Where community finds products for operational efficiency, merits critical acclaim and generate business opportunities.

Team Contributors

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Hardeep Gupta

Director

An entrepreneur, design enthusiast, theatre artist, actor and singer, for Hardeep anything creative is purely a way of life. A Master of Business Economics by qualification with an analytical research based skill-set, her experience of over two decades adds quantitative and qualitative perspective to the business.

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Samta Nadeem

Brand Director

Samta heads the group’s brand management, communication and curatorial programming. She is a product designer by training, a lighting designer by practice, and a gastronome by weakness.

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Pramiti Madhavji

Consultant, Content Adviser

Pramiti advises on content, design and brand strategy. Having worked in the publishing industry for almost three decades, she has been the Founding Editor of ELLE DECOR India and helmed it for 18 years.

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Rahul Kumar

Editor, Arts

Rahul is responsible for curating the Art section. He has been a Consulting Editor with Arts Illustrated and has written for various publications like Mint-Lounge and Vogue. Before retiring from mainstream corporate roles, he led an art venture for NDTV and was also involved in its television programming. He is a Fulbright scholar and a practicing artist.

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Soumya Mukerji

Managing Editor

Driving content and collaborations, Soumya has spent 13 years writing and editing in the realm of progressive culture, design, arts, social issues and creative lifestyle. Over this course, she has been associated with Platform Magazine, Hindustan Times, NDTV, The Guardian, The Times of India and the Maxposure Media Group. She travels often in nature, and goes back home to poetry.

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Prachi Chadha

Assistant Managing Editor

Prachi ensures everything we publish is factually and grammatically correct, as well as SEO compliant. With an experience of more than 11 years in the field of journalism and publishing, she has worked with the likes of NDTV, Goethe-Institut and Maxposure Media Group. She believes those who correctly place an apostrophe are an endangered species, and punctuations save lives!

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Anmol Ahuja

Senior Features Writer

As a writer, Anmol channels his interests into lucid pieces on sensitive, remarkable architecture and global design. He is an architect by education with over three years of multidisciplinary work experience in the fields of core and allied architecture, design and content curation, coupled with an avid love for the cinematic medium and graphic novel.

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Devanshi Shah

Senior Features Writer

A writer, educator, curator and an architect, Devanshi has a Master’s degree in History and Critical Thinking from the Architectural Association, and a Bachelors in Architecture from KRVIA, Mumbai. Currently she is working on a Diploma in Indian Aesthetics. She has a certificate in Curatorial Studies, and co-curated an exhibition at A plus A Gallery, Venice. She has been an educator for the past three years.

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Zohra Khan

Senior Features Writer

Writing, curating and researching interest Zohra, who has over five years of experience in architecture and design media. A formal education in architecture combined with a keen interest in architectural journalism led her to professionally venture into this role.

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Jincy Iype

Features Writer

Jincy writes and researches content centred on the best of global design and architecture. An architect by training, she enjoys picking the minds of creatives and weaving their ideas and works onto worded tapestries.

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Jerry Elengical

Junior Features Writer

Jerry's work as a writer is fuelled by an innate desire to ascertain the driving forces behind exemplary architecture and design. An architect by education, he directs this interest towards crafting riveting narratives that attempt to capture the essence of creative endeavours from all over the world.

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Dilip Shah

Head of Finance

From raising funds to crunching numbers, from budgeting to auditing, from cashflow to book keeping, Dilip heads all finance, accounts and legal matters. Company secretary by profession, he has been with the group and its promoters for over 17 years.

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Jigyasa Sharma

Lead Digital Marketing

Jigyasa handles search engine optimisation, social media and all digital marketing channels. Her love for numbers and a curiosity for online user experience got her here. With a background in BBM e-banking, she is backed by seven years of work experience with tech companies and start-ups alike. She proudly calls herself a dog mom, a bibliophile and a Jim Morrison fan, in that order.

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Karan Sharma

Social Media Manager

Karan's love for art led him to this platform. From making sure that the community engages on Instagram to weaving discussion threads on Reddit, he adds a touch of creativity to all things social media. In his free time, he takes up DIY projects, constantly looking to replace perfectly functional products with barely usable atrocities he builds himself, while listening to the Dark Side of The Moon in this process.

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Kewal Singh

Senior Manager (Design & Production)

Kewal is responsible for daily web production and backend edit ops. With nearly two decades of experience in magazine and book publication, he has been working on graphics and art since our inception.

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Taruna Taneja

Senior Graphic Designer

Taruna is enthusiastic about creating eye-catching visuals and has a penchant for typography and layouts. Trained as a product and lifestyle designer, she describes herself as an open-minded person. She has worked as a leather goods merchant and has also dabbled in social media marketing, website design, branding, and loves photography and music.

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Prakhar Mittal

Junior Graphic Designer

Prakhar’s work involves communication design. A full stack developer by training, he loves spending his time animating and creating visuals while simultaneously waiting for his letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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Varun Jairath

Manager – Web, SEO

Varun manages web development, programming and SEO. He is a performance-driven project management professional with 11 years of progressive expertise.

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Mandeep Singh

Senior Web Developer

As a web application developer, Mandeep enjoys experimenting with new technology and innovative techniques to improve the everyday applications in website management.

If you are keen to join our team, please send us a brief note about yourself and your experiences in the field design, research or journalism. Email us: careers@stirworld.com

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