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We are what we are because of you Sir. RIP Ar. Charles Correa.

“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of the doyen of Indian Architecture, Architect Charles Correa. Many of us have been deeply influenced by his work and have worshipped him from our days in the college canteen. Architecture, like many other creative fields, behaves in a way professionals love to hate each other…or mildly put, critique each other. Charles Correa…

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Madhav Pai, Building cities with sustainable transport for all

“On the 8th of April 2002, I heard a speech that deeply inspired me and forever changed the way I think. Enrique Penalosa, the ex Mayor of Bogota spoke of his vision to build cities for children’s happiness and not for automobile’s mobility. He shared with us his incredible journey to make this grand vision a reality, during his 3 years as Mayor. As a recent graduate from the UC Berkeley transport engineering program, the talk made a strong impression. It challenged much of what…

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Architectural Journalist, Apurva Bose Dutta

“One of the key facets of my professional career has been engaging with the architectural fraternity as well as the student community. One of the common queries of these budding architects is how to tread on a career path of Architectural Journalism. During such times, I feel an upsurge of two contrasting emotions within myself – one of elation, and one of dismay…Elation, that there is an unprecedented interest in the subject, and dismay, wondering when the subject would become mainstream in the architectural curriculum…

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