M: How important is it the cultural aspect during the thinking process?

S: It is extremely important, it structures an attitude to place and people and from that a certain way of thinking about and doing things.

M: You were the first to introduce to me the Indian essay from the Eames, do you think it was actually helpful for the development of India in these fields?

S: It's a great essay in the sense it critically examines the value inherent in everyday cultural objects that we tend to gloss over. But perhaps not as catalytic as one imagines it could have been.