Advani’s ‘maun vrat’ at BJP NE meet highlights chasm between old guard and new

In many ways this BJP National Executive – the first since Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister and Amit Shah as party president – is a departure from the past, not so much in substance but surely in symbolism and general atmospherics. The fact that party patriarch LK Advani declined to make his usual “guidance speech” in the… Read More Advani’s ‘maun vrat’ at BJP NE meet highlights chasm between old guard and new

‘Architect’s Apprentice’ a Detailed but Imperfect Construction

Elif Şafak’s most recent novel, “The Architect’s Apprentice”, is a vivid account of the work of famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan that stumbles occasionally in its attempt to do more than paint a picture. Unlike some of Şafak’s previous work, “The Architect’s Apprentice” is less a social commentary and more a straight story, detailing the… Read More ‘Architect’s Apprentice’ a Detailed but Imperfect Construction

Diamond Schmitt Architects reveal design of Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences in Texas

2015-04-03 Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association (LEPAA) recently unveiled Diamond Schmitt Architects’ final design of The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, to be built in Lubbock, Texas. This world-class venue’s design is the result of over six months of collaboration between local and international development team partners Garfield Public/Private, LLC; Parkhill,… Read More Diamond Schmitt Architects reveal design of Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences in Texas

30 years on, Rajiv-Longowal accord architects turn foes for bypoll

Three decades after then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Akali Dal party president Harcharan Singh Longowal had reached an accord, seeking an end to pro-Khalistan insurgency, the pact’s key designers have knives out against each other to win a bypoll in Dhuri.Former chief minister Surjit Singh Barnala, who was a close aide of Longowal, has… Read More 30 years on, Rajiv-Longowal accord architects turn foes for bypoll

Copy of famous architect’s creation under construction

A petite architectural masterpiece is under construction on a ranch outside Sarasota.It’s not the real Walker Guest House — that 1952 structure designed by Paul Rudolph stands on Sanibel — but fans of the famed architect who began his career in Southwest Florida are tracking the replica’s progress. The to-scale copy of the 24-foot-square guest… Read More Copy of famous architect’s creation under construction