Friday, 12 August, 2022

Topic: architecture

Realising your concepts in real life : Architect Shreya Mahajan

Shreya has successfully completed over 20 projects all over Maharashtra. Her projects include luxury homes, offices, hospitals, spiritual centres, farmhouses, renovations, showrooms etc.

Plumbing will now be taught at India’s engineering & architecture institutes, AICTE announces

Course to be introduced in the next academic year. It could be taken as a minor degree in the future. 

AICTE clarifies decision on B.Arch admissions, says architecture council will decide criteria

A corrigendum was issued by the technical education regulator, days after it said physics, chemistry and mathematics are no longer mandatory for admission to architecture courses.

No need for physics, chemistry & maths for future admissions in architecture, says AICTE

Fashion technology & packaging technology courses will also be exempt from requirement, the technical education regulator said in its Approval Process 2022-23, released Tuesday.

Vastu-compliant secretariat in Covid times — why KCR is building new complex in Hyderabad

Earlier this month, Telangana govt began the demolition process of the old secretariat to build a new one. Opposition has questioned the timing of the move.

Laurie Baker, the Gandhi of Indian architecture who believed in local, sustainable building

The renowned British-born architect received multiple awards and honours, but the only one he cared about was his Indian citizenship.

Modi’s Central Vista plan shows Indian urban planners are as complicit in destroying heritage

Modi government’s plan-as-you-go strategy for Delhi’s Central Vista shows how India’s urban planners engage, without reflection, in projects harmful to society.

Not Le Corbusier, Chandigarh’s original designer was a Polish architect who loved the Gita

Chandigarh should have been known as the city of Matthew Nowicki, who joined American architect Albert Mayer's team in early 1950. But then a tragedy happened.

The Delhi prof who said tombs & mosques were not just ‘Muslim’, but ‘Indian Muslim’

In the anxiety to label Indian architecture as Hindu, Buddhist, British imperial and Islamic, the buildings lost some of their power to evoke wonder and surprise.

Why Delhi’s grand monuments will always remember young archaeologist Gordon Sanderson

In 1910, Gordon Sanderson decided to take charge of conserving and landscaping clusters of historic monuments in India.

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Thousands of maskless Muslim pilgrims kick start largest Hajj of COVID era in Saudi Arabia

How Ashraaf Ulema use confusion about Prophet’s last speech to push casteism in Islam

Ashraafs’ deliberate disregard of Prophet Muhammad’s last speech seems designed to hide Islam’s anti-caste aspect and to ensure Pasmandas never challenge their supremacy.
File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.


Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.