Kaushik is an industrial designer based out of Goa. Here's what he has to say "Design to me means being thoughtful and then making innocent the experience for others; design becoming visible only by its function and leaving aesthetic as a means rather than the end itself. Having practiced in main stream industry for several years, I now work for myself in a more multi-disciplinary approach in Goa. It was a conscious decision to live/ work out of a non-urban setting and shift the equation radically. I realised I was garnering a false sense of invulnerability, when in fact nature all around me was reminding me that all things are connected. Humanity seeks self-sufficiency whilst nature demands relationships. And this is the manner in which I choose to work. I continue to practice design but with a quest to harness and maintain what are the basic needs of a human; how to retain innocence with a thoughtful eye to the bigger picture."