A city is more than a physical form. An object being greater than the sum of its parts is  nowhere reflected better than in cities. ‘What is the city but the people?’, says William Shakespeare. The energy of a city is because of its residents. All the beautiful things in life, art, architecture, traditions, festivals make up the culture of a place. The character of a city is marked by its culture and is the greatest intangible heritage that can be bequeathed to the future generations.

Sikkim Stories #2 Prayer flags

Prayer flags are an integral part of Sikkimese life. Whether you are religious or not, you cannot escape them. They are everywhere. From the novelty of seeing them everywhere, they have become a part of my daily life now. There is something so meditative about them...

North east trip: Guwahati II

24th December was our second day in Guwahati. One good thing about the north east being on IST (it was when we went there) when actually it is almost two hours ahead is that however late you think you are in sleeping its quite early and you almost always get early...

Do all things urban have to be ugly too?

Urbanization is rapidly taking over our cities. With the changing lifestyles, our needs have changed too. All this has an adverse effect on our architecture. Architecture defines a civilization. Visual perception helps relate the most to the culture of any place. The...

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