Calcutta  /  Published 01.11.20

Chitpur out of the Box

By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 09.08.20

Enduring echoes: the universal truth of Art

By The Editorial Board in

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


Culture  /  Published 23.01.19

Balkrishna Doshi: The philosopher-architect

Sometimes philosophers tend to be like palm trees — you keep craning your neck upwards only to see the flourishing fronds reaching up and touching something beyond you. For they talk upwards and out...
By Rita Bhimani in

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 09.02.20

'Centuries-old' tunnel unearthed in Bengal

A tunnel, believed to be centuries-old, was unearthed while digging a plot of land for building the foundation of a house in West Bengal's East Burdwan district, officials said on Sunday.During founda...
By PTI in Burdwan

Books  /  Published 13.12.19

Design aesthetics: The memoirs of an architect

This is not a book about architecture, claims Balkrishna Doshi in the Preface to his memoir, Paths Uncharted. Even though the book has been culled from Doshi’s personal journals, the “jottings, sc...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Heritage  /  Published 29.12.18

Back then, at the burra bungalows of tea estates

A committee was formed and from a long list of 400 bungalows in Assam, 150 were selected on the basis of their heritage value and carefully documented. The research yielded the book, Burra Bungalows a...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in


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