Kanika Makhija wears many hats. As an artist, she indulges in printmaking. The art practice fuels her understanding of visual language and her interest in popular culture. As a researcher, she has handled several projects independently and with a team. She has done research in projects that covers subjects of cultural heritage, material history, consumer history and media practices. Finally, as a professor, she teaches young prospective designers ways of looking. It pushes the students to observe the world of objects and artefacts from new perspectives and explore nuances of their history and materiality.