First projects are usually for close relations who give you a chance to begin. The Dayaram house for my aunt and uncle and the Kumar house was designed for my sister-in-law Jaya and her husband Dinesh Kumar. The Jayaram farmhouse was an attempt at building in stone as a retreat for my parents. The Jawaharlal Nehru University competition at a time when one believed anything was possible and the Government buildings in Saudi Arabia was an excellent opportunity to build in the desert.