For anyone visiting Pune today, Shinde Chhatri is a beautiful memorial that embodies the glorious legend of Mahadji Shinde. But a few years ago, it was a dilapidated and abandoned monument like its many counterparts, some of which are still waiting for their revival. Some how, the more we overlook this callousness, the more strongly it spreads its roots on these invaluable pieces of history.
The Armenian Church built in 1722, is the only remaining testament in Chennai to a settlement that walked all the way from Armenia, through the Hindukush mountains to reach the city.
The Sun Temple built in Modhera, Gujarat, is a significant piece of history from a thousand years ago. Hence today, the monument is conserved and is no longer a functioning temple. Yet, the women in the picture, like many others, rings a bell to pay her respect to the Gods in the temple.
On the ‘Indian Crafts Map’ by Crafts Council was a vessel shaped icon marking a tiny village as a significant craft center in India. After weeks of gathering information, it became clear to me that this tiny spot, along with a few others on the map of Telangana would be pivotal to my Architectural Thesis which…