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For the first time since the pandemic, craftspeople have reason to celebrate
Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Dastkar Nature Bazaar 2020 hopes to bring cheer to the severely affected crafts sector

How building better neighbourhoods will help us build better cities
Sat, Sep 19, 2020

Successful models for neighbourhoods bring together the 5 Cs - connectivity, convenience, comfort, community and commerce

Kapila Vatsyayan (1928-2020): ‘Art was expression of life for her’
Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Vatsyayan would eke out the essence of every art tradition and see it in the light of modernity.

Identity, memory find expression in new media designer Kadambari Sahu’s multi-sensorial installations
Fri, Aug 21, 2020

‘Sniffing Out The Differences’ has won numerous international honours recently, including the DNA Paris Design Award, the German Design Award and the Red Dot Award. From themes of racism to connectedness, the installations privilege the sense of smell to tell stories

Explained: Why Gujarat is allowing buildings 100 metre tall in five cities
Sat, Aug 22, 2020

The limit was 45 m during 2001 (Kutch earthquake) and then raised to 70 m (22-23 floors) in 2017. The new policy allows builders to go as high they wish.

Explained | As hospital fires kill many, the question: who is responsible?
Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Every building should get a fire safety audit done every year, where a fire officer comes to check on all the parameters and codes.

Explained: Why is August 7 called National Handloom Day
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

National Handloom Day: In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first National Handloom Day. It was a salute to weavers and others in the industry to promote the handmade and the handwoven.

How Covid face masks are redefining wearable art
Sun, Aug 02, 2020

Indian craftspeople and tribal communities are turning masks into art -- from Cheriyal, Saora, to Mata ni Pachedi paintings. Here's a list

What’s wrong with the trees of Lutyens’ Delhi?
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

Pradip Krishen on the mistakes the British made in central Delhi’s green cover and how the Central Vista redevelopment will affect it.

‘In a new capital, the work we do will tell what we believe in’
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Naturalist Vijay Dhasmana speaks about the replanting strategies for the Central Vista Redevelopment project, what the lack of trees will do Delhi's pollution and why urban forests are the way ahead

‘Small is necessary as it can build a future of a clean and green India’
Sat, Jul 04, 2020

Architect Nisha Mathew Ghosh, who will curate the India Pavilion of the London Design Biennale 2021, shares her preliminary thoughts on green ideas that will make up a billion stories

Explained: Why we can’t easily wipe out China from India’s silk weaving industry
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

From Benares to Bengaluru, silk weavers rely on Chinese silk threads to get a better finish for their saris

How will Covid-19 change our cities?
Sun, Jun 21, 2020

The pandemic and lockdowns to tackle it have raised many questions about the future of urban living.

In his latest film, Kireet Khurana presents telling tales of India’s poor and homeless
Thu, Jun 18, 2020

It doesn’t cost a lot to rehabilitate the homeless, says the director-animator Kireet Khurana who is out with his latest film, Ek Koshish.

Pradeep Sachdeva, architect of Dilli Haat, Garden of Five Senses, no more
Mon, Jun 01, 2020

Apart from Dilli Haat, Sachdeva is credited with The Garden of Five Senses and his streetscape work during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Goa’s Guru, architect Sarto Almeida passes away
Sat, May 30, 2020

Sarto Almeida, who mentored architects across the country and gave buildings a modern regional edge, was instrumental in planning Goa’s cities.

Urban development for the economically weaker section is less than 15 per cent, says Ranjit Sabikhi
Tue, May 19, 2020

The Delhi-based architect and urban designer speaks about cross subsidies for the urban poor to have a right to the city, his latest book that delves into the faultlines of urban planning and public spaces in a Covid landscape

Urban design is a civic responsibility: Raj Rewal
Thu, May 14, 2020

The architect-urban designer on city planning in a post-COVID world, giving migrants an improved quality of life and making them citizens of new organic cities

How craft and architecture can come together to tell new stories of identity and culture
Wed, May 06, 2020

Can architecture bring back craft into its storytelling, not only as a way to support artisans but also give an identity to the regional flavours of our country, and reclaim a place that was theirs centuries ago?

Volunteers across country help medical staff brave COVID-19 with 3D-printed face shields
Tue, Apr 14, 2020

In a pro bono effort, a group of volunteers across India has come together to make face shields, free of cost, for doctors and medical support staff of government hospitals.

Online services and personalised phone calls: How churches in India are preparing for Easter
Thu, Apr 09, 2020

“Our faith doesn’t end with a Good Friday, it begins at resurrection. And I’m convinced the lockdown will result in a transformation within families and churches,” says Fr Barrett.

How COVID-19 makes us reimagine our workspaces and the way we work
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

The coronavirus has taught us to split teams, work in shifts or work from home. Office layouts, too, have changed. Architects gear up to implement design ideas that may actually make for more efficient use of space

Design For All
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

An online collection highlights how a design movement in Germany influenced the modernist language of expression in art and architecture in India

Building Blocks: How protests in the streets remind us of what we lost as a nation when we gave up our right to the city
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

A brief history of how streets, which act as a stage where our lives play out, connect people, with roads continuing to be its impassive counterpoint

Why is unbuilt architecture better?
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

A book on unbuilt architectural projects in India points to the possibilities of structural forms and the ambition of limitless imagination.