A look at why the Hall of Nations and Nehru Pavilion in Pragati Maidan are historically and architecturally important.
Architects and museums from across the world had written to the government asking that the buildings be preserved for their architectural importance.
The lesson is this: abandon the idea that there is one way of describing a building and instead draw on the many sources that we use to evaluate culture generally to give a building its due respect.
F.W. Stevens designed Victoria Terminus, now CST, and many iconic structures of Victorian-era Mumbai.
More than one year since the Kolkata flyover collapse that killed 26, the criminal trial has not begun. The police are not speaking on the record. And the government is silent.
Disability rights groups are urging the Centre to build smart cities that abide by international planning norms and are completely barrier free.
As many as eight firemen have lost their lives in last four months while saving other people.
Citizens of Bengaluru will have to brace themselves for more protests to save its green cover.
While the Qutb Minar is celebrated as a historic and architectural icon, the Quwwat ul-Islam is seen as haunting evidence of destruction, trauma and fanaticism.
“If the NDMC is doing something like that on its own building, what will happen to the rest of Delhi?” asked the architect of the iconic building.
When pollution is bad, we have to be more informed about the problem in advance and promote programs that avoid, improve, shift – just the way fuel is burnt in the city.
The homeless, especially women, have no place to go to during the winters in the capital.
Every large urban undertaking lays bare the efficiency of the systems, the capacity to self-organise and the nature of leadership that drives them. In the making of Amaravati, none of it appears reassuring.
The Lebanese architect says that he would like to believe it is still possible to produce modernity from within rather than simply importing from the West.
While the government talks about smart cities, the reality of India’s urbanisation is a web of increasing inequalities and powerless local authorities.
As part of a trial run of the smart cities initiative, the middle and inner circle of Connaught Place will be made vehicle-free for three months.
If after 20 years of dialogue we are exactly at the same (if not worse) place as we started at, how are we going to get better?
Alternative faecal sludge management systems that are effectively planned in a network to cover entire cities can make Swachh Bharat a reality.
The park provides a blueprint for the transformations taking place in public spaces across the city under the guise of development.
The burial sites of two of Tamil Nadu’s former chief ministers do not feature in the list of approved sites published by the Chennai Corporation.
Planning and building a capital city is of great cultural and ecological significance, which calls for enormous patience, long-term vision and due consultation with master architects, experts and other stakeholders.
The status of Muslims in the city has improved, but politically they are still irrelevant, and although high rise buildings with American names have sprouted throughout, its ghettos still continue to exist.
In a project for consolidating the fascinating urban mess that is Karachi, certain groups are patronising art, especially in the public space.
Balkrishna Doshi discusses how his designs seek to combine native aesthetic with the demands made by climate.
‘The role of the foreign community in drawing attention to the health effects of air pollution was crucial in Beijing, as it would be in Delhi later.’
Real policy is not defensive short term emergency measures but something proactive spanning multiple years, and acting fast, local and through multiple agencies.
DMRC already raises about 20% of its revenues from property development and is now looking to enter the housing development sector to raise capital funds.
As cities trumpet their liveability, creativity and greenness, many informal settlement activities are often relegated to the shadows.
For India to make urbanisation sustainable, it must first tackle the problems of multiplicity of jurisdictions, weak revenue base and human resource capacity deficit that impact most of its cities.
Unless there is a change all the way down to the bottom in male-dominated fields like architecture, a complete changeover is unlikely.
Changing road names is not about history but about cleansing.
People can’t avoid being attacked if authorities mandate that dogs will live on the streets. This is neither compassionate towards dogs nor people.
In Madras, or Chennai, we are simultaneously inhabitants of a neighbourhood with its shrines and local lore as we are to the larger idea of the city.
Andhra Pradesh’s new ‘world-class’ capital city will require enormous amounts of energy and resources to build and to run, while destroying precious natural environments and local livelihoods.
Few European capitals are as stamped with their recent history as the city of Berlin. Wherever you go, you’re sure to encounter telltale marks left by Nazi Germany, the Holocaust and the Cold War.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court’s decision to reverse its December 2015 order banning the sale of diesel vehicles with an engine capacity of 2000 cc or more in the National Capital Region has upset environmentalists who say the imposition of a compensatory green cess of 1% on the retail price of all diesel […]
Banning the manufacture and sale of plastic bags, improving animal care and creating an empowered animal welfare enforcement agency are some of the measures that could be included in the project.
The state abandoning its responsibility to provide public housing, coupled with inadequate laws against land hoarding and low taxes on the sale and purchase of real estate, have resulted in a housing market that can, logically, only produce elite gated communities.
Archeologists say that 80 shackled skeletal remains found at an ancient Greek cemetary were victims of a mass execution.
Amita Baviskar gives us a glimpse of the work of the army of skilled gardeners who tend to this green oasis in the heart of New Delhi