The contemporary is the active space of making and thinking, constantly in a state of flux and review, of production and re-drawing… and to measure this pulse — the many states of transition and formation, as well as un-shaping — was a crucial task for these pages. One has always hoped that the pages of the magazine are a library of time in motion, and a mirror to the states of time in transition as well as shaping material and ideological worlds. The contemporary in India is of crucial importance, not only because this is the political and social context we live and work in today, but because in many ways, it represents the turns and shifts in the world at large. The contemporary is not as a set of events in India, but as a set of unmapped happenings, the impulses to produce material worlds within this subcontinent, the upheavals in economics and political scenarios, are all putting us in testing times, and to measure and map these through architecture and design has indeed been a fascinating and revealing journey. We hope to carry on with this journey, through further reflections and interactions with scholars and thinkers, who contribute to these pages in various ways, helping expand the discourse on aesthetics and love, humanity and design, vanity and history — drawing in not only from the world of architecture but also poetry, cinema, literature, art and much more.