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A unique exhibition of Thanjavur and south Indian paintings honours its collector Kuldip Singh’s passion
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

The 200 works on display include Thanjavur and other south Indian paintings. The paintings date as early as 19th century and depict rare subjects and stories that span the gamut of Hindu mythology.

History of architecture questioning the premise of reading a building
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

In an interview, M N Ashish Ganju talks about the sense of social purpose, finding one’s ancestry, and the museum of architecture

Pulp and Fiction: Artist Shubigi Rao talks about books, censorship and violence
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

As storyteller and compulsive archivist, Shubigi’s immersive tongue-in-cheek books, artworks and installations employ puns, both textual and visual.

Building Blocks: Art at Home
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

Triveni Kala Sangam hosts classrooms, studios and galleries. American architect Joseph Allen Stein gave the arts centre a democratic, human scale, making it intimate and approachable all at once.

Thai architect Patama Roonrakwit on building for the poor in Bangkok
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Thai architect Patama Roonrakwit was in Delhi recently for WADe Asia, a platform for women architects, artists and designers.

Our cities are constantly evolving: Architect and historian Rabindra Vasavada
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Architect and historian Rabindra Vasavada’s efforts to have 606-year-old Ahmedabad be declared a World Heritage City have borne fruit this year.

Courting Craft
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

A look at public spaces built after 1947.

Designer Sandeep Sangaru on his search for traditional techniques
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Designer Sandeep Sangaru's designs made it to Christie’s London sale last month, earning him four times the Indian price for a bamboo coat stand designed by him

Made in India
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

From its cultural heritage to its industrial embrace, objects from India find mention in a book that honours form, material and memory

This too shall pass: Rahul Mehrotra on why he is rethinking the idea of permanence in cities
Sun, Nov 05, 2017

Architect Rahul Mehrotra draws attention to new ways of reading a city.

108 Curries in one: Annamma Kochamma’s cookbooks are like family heirloom
Sun, Oct 08, 2017

Annamma Kochamma's cookbooks on Kerala cuisine are, like a family heirloom, passed down generations.

As Light as Gold
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

An exhibition on zari honours its functionality as much as its technique

A river runs through it
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

A new fashion design brand is presenting high-quality Indian fabric to London

Haat of the Matter
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

The INA Dilli Haat, one of Delhi’s popular public spaces that revered handmade crafts for over two decades, has become a traders’ hub.

Teacher’s Day: Building Blocks
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

In a slum in Delhi, a primary school is made demolition-proof.

‘In Egypt, there is no separation between the political and normal’
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Egyptian photographer Laura El-Tantawy’s photographic installation of her country’s revolution questions the notion of freedom.

Come into the Light
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

A grim factory in Noida turns into a sun-filled learning space, even as it holds on to its industrial past

Confidence of Tomorrow
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

A book of illustrations and stories by children impacted by the Batla House encounter in Delhi resurrects the hope of life through the everyday.

Where the earth meets the sky
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Architect Shirish Beri’s constructions pay homage to an union between man and nature.

A City in Dialogue
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

A documentary on the practise of architecture presents multiple interpretations of the discipline

A Repository for Emotions
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Australia-based museum conservator Vinod Daniel on how museums can be more than exhibition sites.

Investigating Spaces
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

The founders of Delhi-based architecture firm Morphogenesis, on their 20-year journey, which is now commemorated in a monograph, and their vision for the river Ganga.

Making Space: Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss on the importance of visionary designs and finding connections in a polarised world
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

Architect and theorist Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss on the importance of visionary designs, and finding connections in a polarised world. His studio Normal Architecture Office in New York, set up in 2003, would become a platform for studying cities that have seen abrupt change.

Building with the Senses
Mon, May 15, 2017

Singapore-based Argentine Ernesto Bedmar on his love for the tropics and questioning Indian architecture’s relevance in history

Eye to Eye: A graphic novel on philosopher UG Krishnamurti reinforces his idea of nothingness
Wed, May 10, 2017

This Dog Barking – The Strange Story of UG Krishnamurti (Harper Collins; Rs 599) calls 20th century’s most radical philosopher a “Cosmic Naxalite”.

Step Wise
Tue, May 09, 2017

Delhi participated in a global initiative to bring walks back into mainstream living.

Warli painters in Maharashtra and UK artists finds new ways to tell the stories of an ancient tribe
Mon, May 08, 2017

BCB, Manchester Metropolitan University, and the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), Ahmedabad, have partnered on this project.

School of thought
Tue, May 02, 2017

Last week, the Hall of Nations was demolished. We ask young architects if the iconic structure entered their imagination as students.

Pragati Maidan all set for a makeover
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

The Integrated Exhibition and Convention Centre (IECC) project involves seven exhibition halls, a convention centre, an administrative block, and an underground parking.

Opened 25 years after Independence, Hall of Nations razed to ground
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

The Hall of Nations lay on the path that connects the yet-to-be-built underground tunnel that will bring Ring Road and Mathura Road closer.

Behind the Garden Gate
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

A first-ever travelling exhibition on the story of landscapes in India makes a stop in Delhi.

The World is Square
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Delhi Crafts Council resurrects the Chamba Rumal to mark its 50th anniversary

Take the Fire Exit
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

As the Hall of Nations in Delhi’s Pragati Maidan awaits a court decision, a social media initiative is using satire to offer perspectives.

Memory in a Frame
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

A film on the designs of Delhi-based architect Raj Rewal draws attention to the architecture that honours the vernacular yet is technologically sound

Let There be Light
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

Studio Carrom, which dressed the Buckingham Palace with a peacock projection for the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017, on allowing nostalgia to find its place in their designs

Rooms of their own: Three of India’s leading architects on the biases they have overcome
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

We speak to three women architects in the country who set up offices on their own steam, stayed conscious of their values and questioned the very definition of architecture.