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Why Nehru is worth remembering this Republic Day

'India's first and longest-serving prime minister created -- or at the very least imagined -- a modern, democratic nation-State of the 20th century,' says Sunil Sethi. Photograph: Baron/Getty......

The man who helped shape India

Mahendra Raj is a towering figure of 20th century Indian architecture.Veer Arjun Singh salutes the legend. The Bihar Museum, Patna, built by Mahendra Raj's firm, Mahendra Raj Consultants.......

Balkrishna Doshi wins architecture's top prize, first Indian to do so

IMAGE: Balkrishna Doshi has become the first India to win the Pritzker Prize. Photograph: indian-architects.com The reputed urban planner designed IIM-Bangalore, Tagore Memorial Hall,......

Khangchendzonga, Nalanda make it to UNESCO's World Heritage List

  The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation on Sunday listed Chandigarh and Sikkim's national park home to the world's third highest peak Mount Khangchendzonga......

On June 21, Modi will do yoga in Chandigarh

Around 5,000 police personnel will keep a hawk-eye vigil on the International Yoga Day event on June 21 in Chandigarh, to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tight security arrangements......

Remembering Charles Correa and his 'breathing' buildings

India's foremost architect and town planner was renowned as much for his 'breathing' spaces as for his irascible personality Obituaries can be hagiographic, at least in the immediate aftermath of......

India builds first 'smart' city as urban population swells

Engineers walk past a cooling system plant under construction inside Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) at Gandhinagar, in Gujarat. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters India's push to......

Cricket stifles Chandigarh airport

Le Corbusier's 'City Beautiful' is seeing an unprecedented rush of private jets and VIP aircraft for the World Cup Cricket semi-final between India and Pakistan at Mohali on Wednesday. Officials......

Let's build a few Chandigarhs

Chandigarh remains the only new independent city of any consequence built in independent India, writes Subir Roy. All thought of meeting the urban challenge before the country-- creating the......

Christie's to auction Chandigarh furniture

Christie's will auction in New York, furniture and objects created by Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret for private and government buildings in Chandigarh around 1960 when the capital......

'Censorship is totally arbitrary!'

A student of film atNew York University and at Sorbonne, Paris,not to mention a multiple award winner fordocumentaries on architecture and urbanism, 38-year-old Manu Rewal's foray into mainstream......

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