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Laurie Baker

Laurence Wilfred “Laurie” Baker (March 2, 1917 – April 1, 2007)was an award-winning English architect, renowned for his initiatives in low-cost housing. He went to India in 1945 in part as a missionary and since then lived and worked in India for over 50 years. He obtained Indian citizenship in 1989 and resided in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala. In 1990, the Government of India awarded him with the Padma Shri, the nation’s fourth highest civilian award, in recognition of his meritorious service in the field of architecture.

Recently the renowed architect, famous for his work on low cost housing passed away. This post is dedicated to that person and to his work.His work was something we had tried to understand during our engineering days and when the new flashed about his passing away, I was tempted to browse the net and read more about him. There are many things I read about him, which caught my attention.
He was encouraged by Mahatma to stay back in India and do work as an architect while doing missionary work for those suffering from Leprosy.
He was married to his close friend doctor P.J. Chandy’s sister Elizabeth Chandy and they lived and worked for 16 years in the villages on the boarder of Tibet and Nepal in the Himalayas.
Baker became well known for designing and building low cost, high quality homes, with a great portion of his work suited to or built for lower-middle to lower class clients.
Mr Baker, Hats off to your dedication, focus and contributions!

April 4, 2007 Posted by | Personalities | Leave a comment

Creativity at work

WOW! Feels good to see some of my work on the net 🙂

I am also doing some pencil sketching and drawing and would slowly mature into doing water colors and oil painting.

For now i am gonna put together a collection of my simple and ameture drawing.. mainly pencil sketchings

April 4, 2007 Posted by | Art work | Leave a comment

Creativity at its best!

Usually an active person, I am right now idle as per doctors advise, reason being anemia. Anyways I am using this extra time I have at my disposal, for doing some painting and drawings.

Some of the talent practiced in the childhood are being revived now.

Painting is definitely a stress buster and a good relaxation for our mind…and currently am doing some pot paintings and also some pencil sketching and so on.. below are snaps of some of my pot painting works…

Not a bad begining for an ameture I guess 😉

April 2, 2007 Posted by | Art work | 1 Comment

April fools day!

April 1st came and went, but nobody fooled me , neither did I fool anybody.

On the evening of March 31st, I sat remembering my childhood days when my mom used to easily fool all of us by simple pranks. She was very good at it.. probably she was being childish during our childhood days. In recent days I never see her playing such silly pranks..I guess as time passes and as kids grow up, parents also lose their childishness.

One of the april fools joke that happened was that my hubby received a mail which said that Bangladesh cricket team is out of the world cup since they failed dope test, and since our team is the next in the ranking , we are into the super 8. Poor cricket enthusiast in my hubby wanted that to be true and believed in that mail scrolled down further to realise that it was just a April fools joke..

A good one indeed, but a sad one to play on those millions of cricket enthusiasts who are sad about India not qualifying for the next round !!

April 2, 2007 Posted by | Visheshangal | 1 Comment