Mayank Mansingh Kaul studied textile design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. His interest in Khadi and the future of hand-technologies led him to be a consultant to the Planning Commission on the taskforce on Cultural and Creative Industries. He recently co-curated Monsoon Fashion, a celebration of the Indian rain through fashion at the British Council, and is involved at the moment in the launch of his signature line of clothing and home-furnishings in handlooms. His interests range from theatre, the creative and cultural economy, appropriate technologies to new paradigms of business and art. He is 23, and lives in New Delhi.