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The Jagannath Temple of Puri: Indian Architecture at its Prime

The Temple Town of Puri, covering some 3000 square kilometres, is one you could cover mostly on foot. The city holds tremendous historic, religious and architectural significance, such as the Jagannath Temple. Embarking on an attempt to map the beauty and wonders of the quaint city, ArchIndia dedicates a series of articles to Puri: The …

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Biodigester in MAHA-METRO: A Sustainable Alternative

The Government of India and the State Government of Maharashtra are jointly working toward water conservation and environment protection. The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (MAHA-METRO) have come together under this joint venture. They are installing DRDO’s eco-friendly Biodigester Units in Metro facilities in Maharashtra. Featured Image: Courtesy …

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Looking for Answers: Modern Indian Architecture

A discussion on what course Modern Indian Architecture must possibly take. Because Tradition and Modernity might not even be rivals at all. Modernity has meant differently to different architects throughout history. For Sullivan, it was marked by a definitive jump in height and material alone. When it came to Corbusier, it had to do with …

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Architectural Psychology: How Spaces can affect our Psyche

Environmental psychology has long been an inter-disciplinary field that tries to understand the relationship between man and his surroundings. Since the 1970s, a branch named Architectural Psychology has developed. Comprehensive research work has been carried out on the subject. In this article, Architect and Designer Nayanika Dey tries to make readers understand how Architecture affects …

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Places to Visit in Kolkata: Bow Barracks

This article was originally published at Sthapatya. It is re-published here under the head – Places to Visit in Kolkata: Bow Barracks. India is a land of not just geographical and ethnic, but also cultural diversity. The country has been home to many kings and their kingdoms, lands and their lords, governments and their heads. …

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One Day Destinations: Chennai to Mahabalipuram

It would be great, wouldn’t it, if we could pack our bags for a single day and explore new places? The hassles of a long trip left behind, a one-day tour ensures fun, break from monotony and also easy budget. If you were wondering whether such mesmerizing trips even exist, let us tell you about …