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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gautam Bhatia

Gautam Bhatia is a Delhi-based ­architect and an artist.

Articles by Gautam Bhatia

Govt Proposal To Promote Migrant Housing A Welcome Step, But It Needs To Do More

Govt Proposal To Promote Migrant Housing A Welcome Step, But It Needs To Do More

Jul 05, 2020 Gautam Bhatia

One of the real problems of the Indian city is that the migrant is never made to feel like a citizen. When...

Post-Covid Future Might Signal The End For City Structures

Post-Covid Future Might Signal The End For City Structures

May 25, 2020 Gautam Bhatia

Observe from any perspective – the affluent, the poor, the working class, the migrant – before the...

A Social Pandemic Festers At The Core Of Medical Crisis

A Social Pandemic Festers At The Core Of Medical Crisis

May 09, 2020 Gautam Bhatia

Will the eventual recovery from the virus also be a form of social resolution, a victory for the government,...

OPINION | Delhi CM Has Done Little To Create Comprehensive Energy Solution

OPINION | Delhi CM Has Done Little To Create Comprehensive Energy Solution

Nov 21, 2019 Gautam Bhatia

Authorities must accept the smog as a problem and innovate for the Indian context, writes author and...

Architecture As Amnesia

Architecture As Amnesia

Jan 24, 2019 Gautam Bhatia

We ask little of our buildings, yet agonise over mere spectacle

Manhattan Diary

Manhattan Diary

Dec 02, 2016 Gautam Bhatia

Now that the builder of the Trump Tower is on his way to Washington, the ­architecture of New York City will...

A Bureaupolis

A Bureaupolis

Dec 28, 2015 Gautam Bhatia INTERVIEWS

The vision for a new Amravati is tipping into madness

Lakewood City Is Made Of Papier Mache

Lakewood City Is Made Of Papier Mache

Jun 29, 2015 Gautam Bhatia

Architecture must replace useless identities with humanitarian ideals

The Great Delhi Earthquake Of 2017

The Great Delhi Earthquake Of 2017

May 12, 2015 Gautam Bhatia

India’s capital is doomed if it is hit by a severe earthquake. What can we do about it?

Borobudur Stonework

Borobudur Stonework

Mar 09, 2015 Gautam Bhatia

The book is as detailed and thorough as the various temples, stupas and mon­astic precints it covers.

The Walled City Isn’t The Old One

The Walled City Isn’t The Old One

Apr 15, 2013 Gautam Bhatia

The lack of public spaces, the gated communities, the norms of collective living elude us. And then we talk...

Dubai Diary

Dubai Diary

Feb 18, 2013 Gautam Bhatia

Could Dubai will go the way of Fatehpur Sikri? A 21st century glass citadel, abandoned like Akbar’s...

Colour Thread

Colour Thread

Mar 05, 2012 Gautam Bhatia

With her attempt at a grap­hic novel in pictures Dayanita Singh has found yet ano­ther way to break rules.

New Jersey Diary

New Jersey Diary

Dec 19, 2011 Gautam Bhatia

Dragging my suitcase, I asked a man in a blue uniform for directions to the suburban line into New Jersey....

Tableau Crawl

Tableau Crawl

May 16, 2011 Gautam Bhatia

Part travelogue, part history, the book is an unorthodox mix of anthropology and architecture

By Accident Or Design

By Accident Or Design

Nov 01, 2010 Gautam Bhatia

Graphic experiment’s completely eluded Indian magazines

Light Thru The Scaffolding

Light Thru The Scaffolding

Aug 02, 2010 Gautam Bhatia

A top architect casts a lucid eye on the dispiriting welter of our cities; his insights can make a difference

Everycity

Everycity

Mar 15, 2010 Gautam Bhatia

To see Dharavi as a self-renewing organism that is changing, upgrading its own structure of accommodation, is...

Leaning Tower

Leaning Tower

Jan 25, 2010 Gautam Bhatia

Genial flow of a fireside chat—easy, amiable explanations of the role of design in society.

Only The Dark Skyline Joined Our Ghettos Together

Only The Dark Skyline Joined Our Ghettos Together

Dec 15, 2008 Gautam Bhatia

New York is another city. Can Mumbai, hostage to a murky substrata of underworld and petty political...