Alka Hingorani is Associate Professor at IDC School of Design, IIT-Bombay. She is an architect and an art historian, and her book on mohras and mohra-makers in Himachal Pradesh is called Making Faces: Self and Image Creation in a Himalayan Valley (University of Hawai’i Press, October, 2012). She holds an MA in Design (Photography) and a PhD in History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley, where she also taught briefly before her return to India. Her research interests include art and identity, and storytelling as pedagogy. She has recently ventured into film production. She loves poetry, pottery, the outdoors, and a scrap of solitude—all somewhat scarce in the busy metropolis that is again home!