Shiny Varghese

Articles By Shiny Varghese

The India Design ID in its seventh edition presents designs from across the country

Can a transistor be a coaster? Can a mug be a pouffe? Taamaa, a lifestyle brand, takes everyday objects and pushes them over the cliff of one’s imagination.

Telling Strokes: An exhibition honours Mahatma Gandhi through handmade paper and calligraphy

On the Twin Art Gallery walls at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) hang nearly 61 works of calligraphy that use handmade paper to celebrate 150 years of Gandhi’s birth.

The symmetry, harmony and colour in award-winning architect BV Doshi’s work

How Le Corbusier's colour palette turns static buildings into dynamic spaces.

70 years after its creation, an institution remains at the forefront of nation building

As the architecture department of India’s premier planning and architecture college celebrates its platinum jubilee, a look back at the beginning and blossoming of the discipline in the country.

The Parliament Library shows how enlightenment is translated into architecture

Into the Light: How Raj Rewal’s Parliament Library gives concrete shape to the ideas of democracy.

Sense of Place

The AIA, on its website, notes about the project: “Modern reinterpretations of these local techniques add character and beauty to the campus and emphasise a sense of place that is particular to India.”

Step by step

A crafts initiative from Kashmir makes an impact through its unusual collaborations

In Pursuit of Happiness

An exhibition in Ahmedabad presents the work of Manisha Shodhan Basu, whose experiments in design privilege the emotional over the technical.

The Kochi Design Biennale will bring tradition and technology on a collaborative platform

Bose Krishnamachari, President, and Sunil V, Secretary, of the Foundation about the vision, challenges and road map for Kochi Design Biennale. Read the interview here.

Indian Institute of Forest Management reflects its architect’s notions of symmetry

The four-storey library is the main focus of the site... the classrooms have their own private courtyards.

Cities got to work hard and play harder, this year

From winning UNESCO tags to exhibitions around space and death, cities in India had quite a year.

A fistful of incense

The Indian Orthodox church, which takes its origins from St Thomas the Apostle’s arrival in India in first century AD, celebrates the birth of Jesus through its songs and rituals on Christmas day.

In Delhi’s ‘Steinabad’, buildings bridge tradition and modernity

Joseph Allen Stein’s green blueprint for Delhi’s Lodhi Estate.

Dwelling on the Past

At this year’s Unesco Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, several Indian projects came in for high praise. Here’s a look at what makes them special.

Building Blocks: Return to the Native

The Development Alternatives headquarters in Delhi stands out amid a sea of glass and chrome.

Bridging the Gap

Bengaluru ByDesign promises handmade and cutting-edge innovation

Point Taken: A new coffee-table book testifies to the grandiosity and ceremony of our courts

The 223-page coffee-table tome is self-published and is a sequel to Vinay’s earlier book, The Courts of India — Past to Present (2016), where he showed the Supreme Court, the 24 high courts and 12 benches.

Building Blocks: Here Lies Azad

The mazaar to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad is a nod to his wisdom and syncretism.

Traditionally Speaking

Diwali is marked by lights, colours and flavours. We speak to artists, designers and chefs on the significance of each of these elements

Gurgaon residents take up fight against road project through Aravalli park

Standing against a backdrop of native trees such as dhau, salai, dhok and babool, they talked about what the green space meant to them: “No road is worth the lungs of this city”, said one, while another added, “I don’t remember what it was like to breathe clean air”.