Shiny Varghese


Building Blocks: Three for the Road
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

A look at public spaces built after 1947: How New Delhi’s well-known 3.5 acre site of cultural space housing the trinity complex of Lalit Kala, Sangeet Natak and Sahitya Akademi came to be.

The Way We Build
Fri, Jun 15, 2018

A coffee-table book on residences gets architects to share their philosophies.

Checks and Balances
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

How a weaving cluster in Kota is keeping alive centuries-old tradition of the handmade.

The Pyjama Building: Delhi’s National Cooperative Development Corporation
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

Delhi’s National Cooperative Development Corporation stands out for its impressive geometry.

What’s the Plan?
Mon, May 28, 2018

A design book presents interviews with leading names in Indian architecture, highlighting their philosophies, stories and journeys

The Bridge Maker
Mon, May 21, 2018

Winner of the 2018 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, Harish Hande on finding knowledge partners in rural India.

Building Blocks: Setting the Stage 
Sun, May 06, 2018

Delhi’s geometric SRC came to theatre’s rescue when it was looking for a home in the Capital. 

Land of Many Colours
Fri, May 04, 2018

A book of essays celebrates India’s diversity and perspectives on nature across geographies and culture

One Size Fits None: Mumbai-based architects aim to solve toilet conundrum in public spaces
Sun, Apr 29, 2018

Kalpit Ashar and Mayuri Sisodia's framework takes into account a pool of parameters such as sanitation technology, recycling systems, construction method, affordability, maintenance model,

In Nature, We Trust
Sun, Apr 22, 2018

How a studio space and a memorial use foliage as an intrinsic part of their design.

Building block: House of Scholars – On the genesis of JNU
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

A look at public spaces built after 1947. The genesis of JNU, the campus in the eye of frequent storms. Jawaharlal Nehru University was established in 1969 and it became India’s first institution of interdisciplinary studies.

Supremacy of Space
Fri, Mar 30, 2018

A Delhi-based architecture studio presents its two-decade journey in an exhibition that privileges place over buildings

A contemporary architecture exhibition at the Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, questions the notions of space and time
Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Architect Samira Rathod’s A Wall as a Room redefines the purpose of a wall not as 'a separator of space but as a container'. The experimental concrete wall holds within everything one needs in the house - from a dining table and chairs to a place to cook and sleep, to study and bathe.

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
Sun, Mar 18, 2018

At 90, architect and urban planner BV Doshi is the first Indian to win architecture's highest prize. He speaks about the curiosity and regard of human relationships that powered his seven-decade long career.

Man Who Stops Time: Balkrishna V Doshi’s humanist approach to architecture
Tue, Mar 13, 2018

The 2018 Pritzker Laureate Balkrishna V Doshi’s structures represent his humanist approach and are all about the experience.

Building Blocks: Mumbai’s Nehru Centre continues to impress and remind people of the country’s legacy of independence
Sun, Mar 11, 2018

The dream project of politician and eminent lawyer, the late Rajni Patel, the structure took less than three years to build. Patel wanted the building to be a memorial to his friend and mentor, Jawaharlal Nehru.

Delhi has the ability to absorb and accommodate, says Sheila Dikshit
Sat, Mar 10, 2018

'The real success of a city depends on its ability to make available its facilities and resources equitably. Everybody who lives there must have access to what the city offers, be it housing, drinking water, healthcare, safety or educational opportunities,' says Sheila Dikshit.

Man who stops time
Fri, Mar 09, 2018

Pune-born Doshi has designed over 100 buildings across the country in his nearly seven-decade career as architect, teacher and urban planner. It’s his belief in relationships, constant attempt at wanting to challenge norms, and stay curious that make Doshi’s work worthy of the prestigious Pritzker Prize.

Architect Balkrishna Doshi first Indian to win Pritzker Prize
Thu, Mar 08, 2018

One of the most influential architects of post-Independent India, Doshi has been best known for his innovative work of designing low-cost housing, in a career spanning over seven decades.

I hear the rainbow: Cyborg artist Neil Harbisson on technicolour
Sun, Mar 04, 2018

Arguably the world’s first cyborg artist, Neil Harbisson talks about tuning into the world in technicolour.