Usually it is us that get interviewed for jobs, today we decided to reverse the tables and do a quick getting to know each other, explore the perceptions we have about each other and about the place we work.
AT: Aishwarya Tipnis
VJ: Vaibhav Jain
VB: Vaswati Bhattacharya
AA: Ananya Asthana
AJ: Aashi Jain
We designed a set of questions and all answered them separately to find how much or how little we know about ATA and AT!
1. Why did your start ATA?
VJ: She wanted to do conservation, but not necessarily monuments and so she started her own practice to do some interesting projects.
VB: I think it was because she always wanted to do something of her own.
AA: Because she didn’t want to compromise her ethics and principles, maybe?
AJ: Because she had her own identity which, she knew, could be conveyed only when her individuality is retained.
AT: Because the market didn’t have any jobs for me, so I invented one for myself.
2. If you weren’t an architect, what would you be?
VJ: Chartered accountant
VB: A lawyer
AA: A lawyer or a journalist
AT: I would have worked in intelligence.
3. Which is your favorite project and why?
VJ: Old MCR
VB: Old MCR
AA: Seth Ram Lal Khemka Haveli, because I love the way it’s heritage envelope has been restored so sensitively. That is definitely one project I wish I could have been a part of.
AJ: Seth Ram Lal Khemka Haveli, (Why? Have you really even seen the before-after photographs?)
AT: Every project brings new lessons and there is a special place in my heart for each.
4. Which color defines you the best?
VB: Royal Blue
5. Your kind of place is…
AA: Hills, fireplace and lots of books
AA: Rustic with a tinge of nature (Read: Historic Towns)
AT: Calm and serene, without internet.
6. You’re most comfortable wearing…
VB: Salwar Kameez
AA: Salwar Suit
AT: My honesty.
7. Favorite food…
VB: Non-Vegetarian Chinese Food
AA: Italian Food
AT: Mum’s food.
8. On a Sunday, we’ll find you…
VB: Dining with her closest friends
AA: Watching Netflix
AA: with coffee and a good book
AT: Grocery Shopping.
9. 5 songs on your playlist
VJ: ‘Yaariyan’ Cocktail, ‘Mana ki hum yaar nahin’ Meri pyaari Bindu, ‘Dil se re’ Dil Se, ‘Do naina aur ek kahani’ Masoom
VB: ‘Mujhe chod do, Mere haal pe’ Lootera, ‘Dil hai chota sa’ Roja, ‘Do dil mil rahe hai’ Pardes
AA: ‘Mana ki hum yaar nahin’ Meri pyaari Bindu, ‘Jab koi baat bigad jaye’ Jurm, ‘Yaariyan’ Cocktail
AA: I have no idea about this one
AT: It keeps changing every day. Today it’s ‘Everything I do’ Bryan Adams, ‘These are a few of my favorite things’ The sound of music, ‘Yaariyan’ Cocktail, ‘Yellow’ Coldplay and ‘That thing you do’ The Wonders
10. What era would you like to be reborn in?
VJ: The British Era
VB: The Colonial Era
AA: Around 17th century, like the Industrial Revolution
AA: Maybe the Baroque-Rococo Era
11. Which 3 qualities defines you the best:
VJ: Ambitious, Caring and Fun
VB: Ambitious, Caring and Methodical
AA: Ambitious, Empathetic and Methodical
AA: Ambitious, Assertive and Fun
AT: Ambitious, Strict and Empathetic
12. One word questions:
· Money or Passion : Passion
· Good book or Good movie : Both
· Morning or Evening : Midnight
· Chai or coffee : Coffee
· Cats or Dogs : Neither
· Delhi or Mumbai : Both, maybe also Calcutta
· Summers or Winters : Spring and Autumn
· Comedy or Horror : Comedy
· Sweet or Salty : Salty
· Phone or Computer : Notebook and Sketchbook
We at ATA believe in working in a small team, without any borders, where we can talk about anything under the sun and ask questions and laugh about the silliest things!
Keep looking out for this space in case you want to be part of our team, we usually post our vacancies here!