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Architecture
Opinion  /  Published 17.09.21

Learning difficulty: NEP and NDEAR

Endear (verb): cause to be loved or liked. Now switch to NDEAR or the National Digital Education Architecture launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week. Addressing the inaugural conclave of t...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee

Calcutta  /  Published 23.07.21

Revival deal for French Registry Building

The government, she said, wanted to turn the structure into a boutique hotel and cultural centre with a library. While the funds — pegged at Rs 3 crore — are being provided by the state g...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 30.04.21

Written in blood and stone

In 1764, when Horace Walpole wrote The Castle of Otranto, little did he know that his novel would birth a literary genre that, as the poet, Thomas Gray, observed, “makes some of us cry a li...
By Sohini Chakraborty

Calcutta  /  Published 01.11.20

Chitpur out of the Box

Cholera introduced city grids and underground sewerage systems that dictated streets above them be straight and wide. The third plague changed door systems and threshold heights. The aesthetics of mod...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 09.08.20

Enduring echoes: the universal truth of Art

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By The Editorial Board

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People  /  Published 29.06.19

Architect Yung Ho Chang's passion for the art of building

When Yung Ho Chang designs a building, the world and his fellow architects sit up and take notice. Chang grew up in China when it was going through its Cultural Revolution, studied architecture at the...
By Abhijit Mitra

People  /  Published 17.05.19

IM Pei's legacy stretched from the West to the East

The legacy of American architect I.M. Pei stretches from west to east, from the Louvre museum to his native China, where he helped fuse tradition and modernity as the country opened up after the Cultu...
By AP in Beijing

West Bengal  /  Published 03.01.19

Tale of neglect at cradle of education in Bengal

A building along the Hooghly where the seeds of modern education in Bengal were sown under the tutelage of William Carey and two other British missionaries has slipped into decay unnoticed and uncared...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Serampore(Hooghly)

West Bengal  /  Published 14.11.18

Celebration of Indian life and aesthetics

On his first visit to Calcutta since winning the Pritzker Prize, considered the Nobel for architecture, the sprightly 90-year-old Balkrishna Doshi was deeply happy.“The award was like a crowning glo...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 20.03.20

Central Vista land use nod

The Centre on Friday approved the land-use change necessary to carry out its Central Vista redevelopment project, which will reshape the power corridors in Lutyens’ Delhi, by issuing a notification....
By PTI in New Delhi


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