Gautam Bhatia The Indian Express Group

Gautam Bhatia-

Raise High the Roof Beams

Saturday 11 May '13

A pictorial architecture book that makes visible Goa’s history and culture
Balasaheb chowk?

Wednesday 5 December '12

City municipalities need to take a tough stand on religious structures and political memorials
A capital idea

Saturday 27 October '12

Move government out of Delhi to disperse its political, business and cultural wealth
A city for the people

Monday 13 August '12

Planning for India’s urban areas needs to change drastically
Those hallowed halls

Friday 20 July '12

No new Parliament building can match the image etched in national memory
Don’t look to UNESCO for salvation

Monday 19 March '12

World heritage status would be an empty achievement for Delhi, which lives uncomfortably with its own history
What Copenhagen missed

Tuesday 22 December '09

In the small village of Kalika in Kumaon, Sarla Devi and her daughter spend the day scrounging the forest for firewood.
Our commitment to the Commonwealth

Monday 31 August '09

Delhi appears disastrously unprepared for the Games....
Cheap and best

Friday 19 June '09

Many of the government’s large-scale building projects have visibly foundered. Let’s hope they get low-cost housing right
Cities without ideas

Wednesday 5 November '08

In levels of squalor, inefficiency, noise, disorder, visual pollution, weariness and decay, few would disagree that today’s Indian city is a waste of space.
The effluent society

Tuesday 15 July '08

My sister is a ragpicker in New Jersey. Every evening she sorts the family garbage into designated bins: biodegradables in the green bin...
A rumble too far?

Saturday 24 May '08

It was scarcely a rumble at first. Like some distant cloudburst. I thought someone was shifting furniture on the upper floor.
Nowhere City

Wednesday 7 May '08

The BRT fiasco reinforces the idea of India as a perennially incomplete and visibly incoherent environment, writes Gautam Bhatia
PWD Classic on Rajpath

Saturday 26 January '08

A recent decision to award the work of designing and constructing the new headquarters...
Capital Intensive

Sunday 27 January '08

A biography of Delhi goes beyond the cupolas to unravel the bastis of ordinary lives
Baker: the country’s only Indian architect

Tuesday 3 April '07

To most in the profession Laurie Baker was an enigma. But to the millions who were touched by his thoughtful brick landscapes, his passing will be mourned
Urban legends, revisited

Monday 6 November '06

In the Courts vs MCD face-off, Delhi’s residents play the role of hapless victims
Mixed use or mixed-up use?

Tuesday 4 April '06

Allocate specific pockets for mixed use but allow residents freedom to choose the proportion of mixing.


The Big Debate
Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shekhar GuptaNever in India's history has the economic discourse been so one-sided. Povertarianism, has become a part of our holy national consensus. Shekhar Gupta National Interest: The deformists, July 20 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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