Gautam Bhatia The Indian Express Group
Saturday 11 May '13A pictorial architecture book that makes visible Goa’s history and culture
Wednesday 5 December '12City municipalities need to take a tough stand on religious structures and political memorials
Saturday27 October '12Move government out of Delhi to disperse its political, business and cultural wealth
Monday13 August '12Planning for India’s urban areas needs to change drastically
Friday20 July '12No new Parliament building can match the image etched in national memory
Monday19 March '12World heritage status would be an empty achievement for Delhi, which lives uncomfortably with its own history
Tuesday22 December '09In the small village of Kalika in Kumaon, Sarla Devi and her daughter spend the day scrounging the forest for firewood.
Monday31 August '09Delhi appears disastrously unprepared for the Games....
Friday19 June '09Many of the government’s large-scale building projects have visibly foundered. Let’s hope they get low-cost housing right
Wednesday5 November '08In levels of squalor, inefficiency, noise, disorder, visual pollution, weariness and decay, few would disagree that today’s Indian city is a waste of space.
Tuesday15 July '08My sister is a ragpicker in New Jersey. Every evening she sorts the family garbage into designated bins: biodegradables in the green bin...
Saturday24 May '08It was scarcely a rumble at first. Like some distant cloudburst. I thought someone was shifting furniture on the upper floor.
Wednesday7 May '08The BRT fiasco reinforces the idea of India as a perennially incomplete and visibly incoherent environment, writes Gautam Bhatia
Saturday26 January '08A recent decision to award the work of designing and constructing the new headquarters...
Sunday27 January '08A biography of Delhi goes beyond the cupolas to unravel the bastis of ordinary lives
Tuesday3 April '07To 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
Monday6 November '06In the Courts vs MCD face-off, Delhi’s residents play the role of hapless victims
Tuesday4 April '06Allocate specific pockets for mixed use but allow residents freedom to choose the proportion of mixing.
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