Last Friday evening the house in Auroville won the coveted NDTV House award. It’s an overwhelming and humbling experience to see the recognition this simple home has received since its completion, especially as the other nominations were all of a very high quality.
NDTV, the various sponsors and the jury need to be congratulated for the quality of submissions this award and its various categories (please see the website for more details, the jury, the various categories, nominations and winners) have attracted since its inception. The focus the organizers and the jury set on aspects of sustainability, inclusion and simplicty is hopeful to say the least and it is a wonderful reminder that in these challenging times a lot of positive things happen in the world and in this great country – and that there are organizations and bodies which provide them the deserved acknowledgement and the platform to reach a wider attention.
Receiving the awards from Shri S.M. Krishna
The award evening itself – hosted by the Taj Westend inside their beautiful compound – was a beautiful event and provided the opportunity to meet old and new friends and listen to inspiring and often very outspoken panel discussions.
Posted here are the two panels submitted as well as the various photographs taken by our friend Fabien Charuau who beautifully captured the essence of the house on behalf of Elle Decor and who must have played a role in attracting the jury’s attention. A heartfelt thanks goes to him and the Elle Decor team 🙂