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WINGS, a poem by Simran Patankar

Contributed by Simran Patankar, 1st Year Student of Architecture, Dr. Baliram Hiray College of Architecture, Mumbai. If only I’d have wings to fly, I would’ve soared high up in the sky. And travelled to Paris, New York and Dubai To see their wonders while they’re still alive! The mesmerising palaces now look bare. The precious stones snatched away without a care! Had the king of the palace been still alive, I absolutely would’ve understood his despair. Heritage buildings have now become a place To show…

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Looking back at 2015 and the way forward

Hello and a very Happy New Year to you and family from me and our fast growing, enthusiastic team at Gallopper!

Phew! What a year it has been. When we began Gallopper in late 2014, we had a vision of building a collaborative community of professionals and organisations in the construction and development sector. We had trials and tribulations along the way and failed on a few counts, but overall at the end of 2015, we feel we have achieved much more that we set out to do this year. We owe so much of that to you and others like you. Thank you so much.

In March 2015, we piloted our flagship program “Gallopper Talks”, which are a series of 2 hour evening programs, comprising of short inspirational talks celebrating silent achievers and innovators from the sector. With speakers highlighting stories of their endurance, breakthroughs and innovations, the purpose is to celebrate the awesomeness of the sector and spread the positive role it plays in nation building.

In June 2015, we began our online features aggregator, at We feature professionals, who have done truly innovative work from the industry. We also feature path breaking innovations in the industry. In just over 6 months we have done one hundred such features, and secured several thousand followers online.

In mid 2015, we began holding workshops. The intent of these workshops has been to spread knowledge and also effect skill development. We touched upon novel topics like Pre-Design and also popular topics like innovation and financial management

All of these initiatives have received very good support from followers and attendees. Corporate organisations like Godrej Interior, Pidilite, Shapoorji Pallonji, Berger Paints, Ambuja Cements, Godrej Properties, Access Work, NKGBS Bank and others have contributed in cash and in kind.

Our young and energetic team is feeling very buyout this year end and feels we can do much more. Thanks to such enthusiasm, we have taken upon ourselves to achieve a few bigger challenges:

Gallopper Talks in 10 cities: Starting in January Gallopper Talks will travel to 10 cities across India and we have some speakers like Padmashree B.V. Doshi and others who we ourselves have been craving to have an audience of.
Workshop Series: We have lined up speakers like Oxford University professor John Hoffmire, Design Thinking expert Nav Qirti and others to run worshops on very novel topics.
Gallopper Jobs: A career growth portal will be launched shortly at making it a rare portal focused on the construction and building industry.
Marketplace: We also want to effect business generation for our followers and supporters and working on creating a marketplace for products and services.Jobs





We are scaling — deep, wide and broad and building an ecosystem of support and collaboration for the sector. All of this only serves to remind us that people and companies have entrusted a great deal of faith in us, which we don’t take lightly. There’s much more to do in the world if we are to see deep-rooted change happen and we are raring to make 2016 count for more. After all our motto is “Do Good-Relax.” Have a happy and prosperous 2016!

Yours sincerely,

Sibani Sarma
Founder – Gallopper
T: +91 98212 46727

Godrej Interio presents:
Gallopper Talks Mumbai (Jan 15) Book your seats here
Gallopper Talks Pune (Jan 16) Book your seats here
Workshop on Design Thinking (Mumbai, Jan 17) Book your seats here
Gallopper Talks Ahmedabad (March 11) Book your seats here

Workshop & Seminar Series

WS3Gallopper’s series of intellectually stimulating workshops and seminars, spread over 2-3 hours to 2-3 day long programmes, which are targeted towards Architects, Interior Designers, Project Managers and construction industry professionals at every level of the professional curve right from senior professionals to students.

The focus is on knowledge enhancement and collaboration opportunities, with unique topics which are often unheard of in the industry.

The interactive nature of all such workshops are further fuelled by our approach towards topics as well as trainers. The events usually end by 8.30 pm, allowing participants to reach home in time for dinner.

WS1These monthly sessions have been hugely successful for average group sizes of 30-50 pax. The novelty of each topic selected has been understood to be the crowd puller; past events include topics such as the importance of innovation, conducted by Reena Dayal- the ex-innovation head of TCS, introduction to the concept of “Pre-Design” by Indo American architect, Naresh Shah, “Design Thinking Workshop” conducted by Nav Qirti from Singapore, among others.

Past Trainings