Pratyush Shankar is a practicing architect and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India. He teaches courses on the History and Theory of Cities, Design Studio, and Visualization. His interest lies in Himalayan architecture and Indian cities. He has been regularly making hiking trips to the Himalayas for over two decades and has conducted many research and documentation trips in the Indian and Nepal Himalayas over the years. The author is currently engaged in research that tries to understand the impact of information technologies on the form and perception of the Indian city. He also has a small design practice and has done a number of projects in various parts of India and Nepal.