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WIDE Angle Forum

WIDE Angle Forum

The WIDE Angle Forum is one of Pune’s most respected organizations and strives to be seen as ‘Working in Design & Enterprise’, thus saluting Design Innovation and Entrepreneurship both! Over the period of just three years, the Forum has successfully conducted more than 40 well attended programs for architects, interior designers and creative people. We have a well viewed YouTube channel called ‘wide angle forum’ in addition to strong social media presence.

Acknowledged and Appreciated by Stalwarts and Youngsters Alike:
Illustrious luminaries from the fields of architecture, interior design, art, photography, education, industry, literature and performing arts have had very fruitful associations with WIDE Angle Forum. Plenty of programs conceived and conceptualized by the Forum have received excellent coverage in leading English and Marathi newspapers.

We like to think of ourselves as a think-tank too, so every program has a strong social conscience. WIDE Angle Forum comprises many wonderful individuals whose combined synergies have enabled the organization to be known as a ‘knowledge driven forum’.

Foundation of Humility

WIDE Angle Forum was formulated on 5th September 2015. The day is widely observed as ‘Teacher’s Day’ all over India and the motive of forming the organization on this day is to convey, with humility, that 'a creative person is always a student'.

WIDE Angle Forum Initiatives at a glance:

  • Enriching programs for architects & interior designers.
  • Study tours under the ‘SAFAR’ umbrella.
  • Workshops for students & professionals in design.
  • Lectures & Talks with Institutes across the city and outside.
  • Writing consultancy on any topic.
  • Participation in thinking for city and society.
  • Awards for exceptional people in society.
  • Annual WIDE Angle Vaastu Ratna Award.

About the Founder

PRIYA GOKHALE, the Founder of WIDE Angle Forum is both- an architect and a self-taught journalist. This gives her a different perspective into the work and thoughts of creative people. With over twenty years of experience writing for design professionals as well as for diverse other topics, she believes that an organization like WIDE Angle Forum thrives on the priceless contribution of many wonderful and generous people who, with their thoughts and inputs, are the reason why the forum has managed to evolve as a responsible medium.

Architect Priya Gokhale is a 1994 alumnus of the prestigious BKPS College of Architecture, Pune. Priya Gokhale pursued Journalism in the Newspaper media, writing on varied topics for leading English and Marathi newspapers for a while before moving to Design Journalism. As Founder & Chief Co-ordinator of 'WIDE Angle Forum' Ar. Priya Gokhale believes that the full meaning of 'WIDE' as in 'Working In Design & Enterprise' translates into a sharing and pooling of the creative, constructive and social responsibilities of each and every individual and professional. This should be fulfilled through the Forum’s activities and initiatives.

Priya is a visiting lecturer at a few design institutes in the city for 'Design Journalism'. She is an avid music and sports lover and also thinks that humour is a great tool that we humans possess but rarely use.

Ar. Priya Gokhale’s career At a Glance

  • She was assigned responsibility of making the ‘Arts & Culture’ page for Indian Express due to her interest in Indian classical music and performing arts.
  • Wrote several articles for ‘Citizen’ magazine and for the Indian Express- a leading Pune newspaper. The work involved extensive interviews and research with eminent personalities from various fields for various media like newspapers, supplements, special issues, and magazines.
  • She was also invited by Sakaal Times- a leading newspaper, as a Panelist for a Discussion on March 8- International Women's Day. The related article was featured.
  • Went to USA on a month long Rotary Group Study Exchange Scholarship (GSE) meant for Professionals, as a 'cultural representative' of India Rotary District 3131, and during the tour, interviewed more than 25 eminent American architects on various subjects. She also later toured the USA for 20 days on her own as an 'exploration of lesser known but unique places and spaces'.
  • Has translated two Marathi (the local language) books into English. Is working on a book for children and on another translation.
  • Is associated with prominent Publishing Agencies in making, conceptualization, visualizing, and writing of Coffee Table books on various subjects.

Participation in Design-related Activities

  • She has been involved in organizing large events involving the cumulative gatherings of design professionals on several diverse topics.
  • She is a guest lecturer at a few Design Schools and takes an elective on 'Design Journalism'.
  • Believes that achievers across all fields must share their experience and 'give back', she is a strong proponent of the 'pooling together' of ideas and innovations in varied arenas of professional life.


Ar. Amol Dahivadkar has been associated with WIDE Angle Forum over the last two years now. He worked extensively in the WIDE Angle Vaastu Ratna Award ceremony of 2017 and 2018 in all areas including conceptualization and conducting the itineraries in smooth manner. His grasp of conservation in particular was of special significance during the 2017 function where Ar. Vikas Dilawari was presented the WIDE Angle Vaastu Ratna Award.

His knowledge of different aspects is an asset to the organization.