The author of the famous works, Punjabi Baroque, Comic Century, Lie and others, Gautam Bhatia is an architect turned satirist and critic. Born and brought up in New Delhi (India), Ar. Bhatia completed his Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Earlier in his career, he interacted closely with the architect Laurie Baker and authored his biography Lauri Baker, Life, Work, Writings. Apart from publishing his own works Ar. Bhatia’s columns have appeared in Outlook magazine, Indian Express and New York Times. Furthermore, Ar. Bhatia has been using art, especially drawing and sculpting as a means of expressing his architectural contemplations and dynamism of human body, respectively. It was indeed a pleasure for CEPT Archives to have met with Ar. Bhatia in July 2014 over a weekend at his office in New Delhi and conducted quite diverse sessions of oral history recordings. From satire, critical writing, to architectural projects, his inspirations and finally the relationship between art and architecture, Ar.Bhatia had lots to talk to us about. He has also been involved in field of education passively and his mainstream diversity seems to have really enriched the experience of teaching and learning for students working with him. Finally, the architect shared some really intriguing views on city-making, bureaucracy, state of architecture today and relevance of traditional built forms in the Indian context.