Ankita (my wife) and I know each other since late 2015. When we met, she was a freelance illustrator and I was working on a startup idea. One of the things we really connected on was a shared passion about design.
I had no background in design but I used to run a design meetup in Mumbai as a hobby project before I met Ankita. (My design meetup — We used to invite a design speaker every month who used to speak to a gathering of design enthusiasts and entrepreneurs.)
I never knew back then that one day, we will be running a design studio together. But it has been some journey from then to now. …
I stay on the eastern part of India in a city which was the first capital of India — Kolkata.
A massive cyclone hit the city in May and devastated coastal town after coastal town in nearby areas. The city too was hit, with over 5000 trees uprooted apart from destruction to other property.
Some parts of the coastal areas have no electricity till date. Farm lands around the Sunderbans have become unusable due to sea water coming inland. And a lot of village houses have got flattened.
In comparison, my wife and I suffered from a fluctuating mobile connection and no broadband connection for a few days. …