Profile of Gautam Bhatia
One of the real problems of the Indian city is that the migrant is never made to feel like a citizen. When the citizen himself doesn’t feel like a citizen, this is but expected, writes Gautam Bhatia.
Observe from any perspective – the affluent, the poor, the working class, the migrant – before the pandemic, urban life in India had deprived most people of a decent standard of living.
Will the eventual recovery from the virus also be a form of social resolution, a victory for the government, and a reunion of our varied classes and underclasses?
Authorities must accept the smog as a problem and innovate for the Indian context, writes author and architect, Gautam Bhatia
We ask little of our buildings, yet agonise over mere spectacle
Now that the builder of the Trump Tower is on his way to Washington, the architecture of New York City will have some reason to celebrate.
What if a bomb is dropped on Delhi? Architect Gautam Bhatia reconstructs the city from the ruins.
Trips down memory lane become the predicament of a nation entering puberty
For some there is joy in driving in straight lines, unhindered by the bullock cart. But what more?
Diverse peoples have been absorbed as easily as Macburger in the land of the tandoori chicken.
A cartographic look at the contradiction that is India
That's Delhi, a city that lost its focus as it rushed unplanned into madness
Architecture walked around in space and landscape, architecture sighted, heard, even touched in rural isolation and urban squalor...
A historical return to the anatomical parts last encountered in Intermediate Biology, now attached to heroic figures from India's colonial past.
Architecture in India is a play of forms, and a disturbing one at that
An unhappy mix of confused writing that oscillates between simplistic and sentimental, to merely banal.
The farcical treatment of Tamil society is both delicate and deadly. All primary causes and debates are reduced to caricature; which, in truth is the reality of India.
Mario Miranda extracted humour from every nook of life. A sun-warmed compendium.
New York is another city. Can Mumbai, hostage to a murky substrata of underworld and petty political interests, respond in its own way?
Genial flow of a fireside chat—easy, amiable explanations of the role of design in society.
To see Dharavi as a self-renewing organism that is changing, upgrading its own structure of accommodation, is the great gift of the book.
A top architect casts a lucid eye on the dispiriting welter of our cities; his insights can make a difference
Graphic experiment’s completely eluded Indian magazines