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Remembering Charles Correa

Jun 20, 2015

Charles Correa - (1 September 1930 – 16 June 2015)
 Born - 1 September 1930, Secunderabad

Who was Charles Correa?

Architect, Urban Planner, Activist and Theoretician
Creator of modern architecture in post-Independence India.
India's greatest contemporary architect
Over four decades of Architectural Practice
Pioneering work on urban issues and low cost shelter
1970-75 - Chief Architect for New Bombay
 1984 - founded the Urban Design Research Institute, Bombay
Won various prestigious awards in the field of architecture for his notable works

Architectural Inspiration
Toy train catalogues in childhood and
an encounter with an architectural journal at age of 15

Education
Higher Studies - St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
(1949–53) - University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
(1953–55) - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge
1958 - Established his own Mumbai-based professional practice

Projects
1958–1963 - Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad
1967 - Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly, Bhopal.


1970-83 - Kanchanjunga, Mumbai
1975–1990 - National Crafts Museum, New Delhi
1982 - Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal 


1983-85 - Incremental Housing, Belapur, Mumbai 
1986 - LIC building, Connaught Place, New Delh
1986–1992 - Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, Rajasthan
1987–92 - British Council, Delhi
2000–2005 - McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT, Boston
2004 - City Centre, Salt Lake City, Kolkata
 2007–2010 - Champalimaud Centre for The Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal

Awards
1972 - Padma Shri
1984 -  Royal Gold Medal for architecture, RIBA
1990 - International Union of Architects UIA Gold Medal
1994 - Praemium Imperiale
1998 - 7th Aga Khan Award for Architecture for Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly
2005 - Austrian Decoration for Science and Art
2006 - Padma Vibhushan
2011 - Gomant Vibhushan (Goa's highest civilian honour)

 2013 - Royal Institute of British Architects held an retrospective exhibition, "Charles Correa – India's Greatest Architect", about the influences his work on modern urban Indian architecture.

June 16, 2015 - Charles Correa died at his residence, Mumbai after a brief illness in the age of 84.

50 Years of Archtecture of Charles Correa

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Anti-Conversioon Bill - Should it be passed

Dec 21, 2014

There's a lot of uproar on conversion these days which is creating a lot of chaos. We have seen in Agra & Gujarat. Anti-conversion bill is being seen as an initiative to stop all this.
 
For me its like if I am studying Hindi then I won't be allowed to study English or any other language which is not at all welcoming. All the religions have their own teachings on way of life and religious practices which is being taught and practiced by them in their own community, religious places, religious gatherings and even there are places of learning for them.
 
Though we see these days teachings and practices vary a lot still teaching is propagated everywhere to be practiced.  So, if someone likes the teachings, or the way of life and practice of other religion why not he/she be allowed to practice that on his/her own will.
 
Yes, there must be some law or provisions against forced, bribed, lured conversion. But if anyone wants to follow or practice or learn some other religion and its teaching peacefully with his/her own will or by being fascinated with their practices then he/she must be allowed to do that and no one should have any right to torture them or force them to re-convert.
 
So from my own point of view Anti-Conversion Bill should not be passed.
 
There's no intention to hurt anyone or his/her feelings, forgive me if I hurt some-one un-intentionally.
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Jamia Honours Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on Education Day by installing his Statue in the Faculty

Nov 11, 2014

Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia on the Occassion of National Education Day has installed a statue of "Maulana Abul Kalam Azad" in the lawn of Construction Yard.

National Education Day is celebrated every year on November 11 on the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.


Statue of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in Construction Yard
Statue of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in Construction Yard  (Source: Cyard Arch)

Statue of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in Construction Yard
Statue of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in Construction Yard (Source: Cyard f/o arch & ekistics, JMI)

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94th Foundation Day Celebrations in Jamia Millia Islamia

Oct 29, 2014

Dr. Karan Singh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha inaugrated 94th Foundation Day Celebrations & Inaugration Of Talimi Mela along with Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia today at 10.30 am in the Forecourt of Dr. M. A. Ansari Auditorium, +Jamia Millia Islamia. They received the Guard of Honour by +NCC CADETS of JMI.

94th Foundation Day Celebrations in Jamia Millia I
94th Foundation Day of Jamia Millis Islamia (Source: cyard, Faculty of Architecture) 
Jamia Celebrates its Foundation Day every year on October 29 as it was established on October 29, 1920. Various exhibitions, programmes, debates, competitions, drama and other activities are taking place in the campus.

Highlights of Talimi Mela

  • Exhibition “The Making of a University, Jamia Millia Islamia 
  • (1920-1988)”  Venue: Premchand Archives & Literary Centre, Al-Beruni Block, Jamia Millia Islamia. The exhibition shall be on view on all week days till 19th November, 2014. 
  • NCC Show and Cultural Function by Officer Cadets of NCC at Jamia
  •  Venue: 07.30 PM at NCC Camping Ground, Behind Faculty of Fine Arts, Jamia Millia Islamia. 
  • Outreach Programme: Session on "Dastangoi"
    94th Foundation Day Celebrations in Jamia Millia I
    Dr. Karan Singh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha inaugrating 94th Foundation Day of JMI by cutting the ribbon along with Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia (left) and Prof. S. M. Akhtar, Dean Faculty of Architectre & Ekistics (right) Source: cyard, Faculty of Architecture
94th Foundation Day Celebrations in Jamia Millia Islamia
Invitation (Source: http://jmi.ac.in/)
94th Foundation Day Celebrations in Jamia Millia Islamia
Dastangoi (Source: http://jmi.ac.in/)
94th Foundation Day Celebrations in Jamia Millia Islamia
94th Foundation Day Programmes (Source: http://jmi.ac.in/)

Pictures from Talimi Mela

94th Foundation Day Celebrations in Jamia Millia Islamia
Visitors in Talimi Mela

94th Foundation Day Celebrations in Jamia Millia Islamia
Main Entrance of Talimi Mela from the +Ansari Auditorium

94th Foundation Day Celebrations in Jamia Millia Islamia
Volunteers Welcoming Visitors at the Entrance

94th Foundation Day Celebrations in Jamia Millia Islamia
Visitors at Stalls

94th Foundation Day Celebrations in Jamia Millia Islamia
Long Rush at The Entrance

94th Foundation Day Celebrations in Jamia Millia Islamia
Hoarding displaying Research Project of +CECDR

94th Foundation Day Celebrations in Jamia Millia Islamia
Crowd at the fair

94th Foundation Day Celebrations in Jamia Millia Islamia
Crowds Welcoming Vice Chancellor and the Guests

94th Foundation Day Celebrations in Jamia Millia Islamia
Food Stall

94th Foundation Day Celebrations in Jamia Millia Islamia
Visitors at Food Stall

94th Foundation Day Celebrations in Jamia Millia Islamia
Participants in Painting Competition

94th Foundation Day Celebrations in Jamia Millia Islamia
Me with my Friends : Me ( +md shahroz alam  ), +md tariq habib  , +mud (from left to right)

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What to do and what not to do: Alert as Al-Qaida launches India wing

Sep 4, 2014

Its high time the whole nation is burning from inside specially after so many riots in Uttar Pradesh and the gang rapes all over the country...Before this heat gets spark and burn the country we must come together join hands in hands and make ourself strong and create some understandings between each other...
Al-Qaeda and other terrorist organisation has no religion, no human feelings..they fool people by spreading salt on their wounds given by us...So we should try not to wound anyone...It is we who faces all the atrocities in the hands of terrorists, politicians etc...So we must understand that none of us want to harm anyone and its others, some terrorists or politicians who spread hatred among us...we should open our eyes and ears and spread the truth..not get foofled by them.. 

What to do?
1. keep your eyes, ears open and report any suspicious activities or materials to police or any authority.
2. Co-operate with police or other authority
3. believe in yourself..have self confidence..
4. settle all your disputes and grievances..
5. respect every individual of any cast community or religion
6. help the one in need. 
7. report to police if anyone tries to create conflict and disputes.
8. oppose firmly if someone tries to create conflict or spread hatred and even throw tomato and egg.
9. in case of any dispute report to police, try to pacify them..
10. act before it is too late...
11. always support truth..
12. have the guts to admit your mistakes and take blame on yourself...
What not to do?
1. never spread the message that you are not sure of whether its rigt or wrong
2. never suspect anyone without reason or by his her appearance or cast or religion
3. never ever do anything that can create conflict
4. never give way to communal angle if you are harassed by some one..
5. Never get fooled by someone who create conflicts or spread hatred...
6. never get carried away by the false reports..
7. never applaud when your leader give hate speeches...instead throw tomato, eggs or whatever you can grab..
8. never go mob way..no one can control them..act before some-one gets mobbed down.
9.  never take sides when things go wrong..instead jump in between and try to pacify them and find out what's wrong...
10. never blame anyone...instead blame yourself if you did anything wrong...

at last I would like to say everyone knows what to do and what not..we all can differentiate between the right and wrong...but the reality is that none of us does what we need to do...we simply closes our eyes when we are at fault and attack when they are at fault....

forgive me for any mistakes I did...I never had any wrong feelings..
issued in the interest of mankind
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Is there anybody who can help this old man???

Feb 20, 2014

After watching a movie at Centre Stage Mall Sector 18 Noida we decided to go to Nizamuddin as we felt hungry. 

I was with three of my friends travelling in a car on the way to Nizamuddin....We were in our own mood, talking, singing making fun of each other until my friend applied a sudden break....We saw someone lying on the road near the nizamuddin-bhogal bridge. We stepped out and when saw the person it seemed he was dead and presumed that somebody might have struck him and fled. But when we came near and heard him screaming in low voice. He was unable to say anything other than aah uuh. Other vehicles were passing by as we parked the car midway as to prevent another stroke to him. Some even stopped and joined us we didn't know what to do. Some wounds were seen on his head. They were like holes and even the blood had dried or better say the man had no blood in him to shed. We decided to put him on the median (divider) on the road to prevent further chaos. After placing him on the median we requested several autowallas to help us take the man to the hospital but no-one agreed. Everyone tried to get rid of the situation. Even a policeman was there and when we approached him he also tried to flee. But when we shouted on him and asked him to call the police van, he instead asked us to dial 100. Even the policeman was unable to stop any autorickshaw.

After some time a pcr van came and when we asked them to take the old man to the hospital they instead started enquiring. what happened? How did the accident occured? Was it you who struck him? But there were some people who were qithbus from the start and explained them that he was already lying on the road and nobody knows how. And then they said ok we are taking a U turn and then take the man to the hospital and they never did the U turn instead went ahead and stopped there. Another pcr van came. They were from the local police station. They also enquired and noted our vehicle no and went ahead. When we forced him he showed us another pcr van approaching and said ask them they will take him.

We were like what the hell is going on. Even the police is not doing anything then who the hell will do. Will Krrish or Shaktiman will come to protect this man. Finally when that pcr van approached policemen didn't want to take him on their van as it would get bloody or dirty. They removed the floor cover of the vehicle and asked us to carry the old man and keep him on the floor. We carried him to the van and he was still screaming and shivering. After they went we asked other policemen that why did they note our vehicle no they said not to worry. The first policeman who was nearly from the beginning whom we didn't allow to run started saying you don't understand we have our work our duty and all bla bla.

I really don't get this. What has happened to us, our people, our society no one ever cares about others. Even some of them who stops they only enquires and instead advise you do this, do that and all and go off.

I even felt that there are some glitches in law that some people who want to help resist because of police questioning and harassing them.

But nobody thinks that it can be us, our family members, friends, relatives, or our loved ones in place of old man and if this situation goes on nobody will help us too.
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Road Landscape - Mathura Road, New Delhi

Jan 11, 2014

mathura road landscape
This document is about the Landscape of Mathura Road, Near Modi Mill Flyover & Okhla Mod
 New Delhi.

INSIDE THE DOCUMENT:
  • ROAD AND ITS SURROUNDINGS
  • PLAN, 
  • ROAD SECTION, 
  • DETAILS,
  • LANDSCAPE FEATURES
  • PLANTS AND TREES
  • SERVICES AND STREET FURNITURES
  • INFERENCE
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Jama Masjid Boys Hostel, Jamia Millia Islamia

Dec 11, 2013

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National Education Day Celebration in Faculty of Architecture, Jamia Millia Islamia

Nov 12, 2013

Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia celebrated Education Day to commemorate the 126th birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

Several competitions were organised in the Construction Yard in Faculty Of Architecture.

Competiotions Organised:

  • Photography Competition
  • Mural Design Competition
  • Poster Making / Slogan Competition

Competition On The Spot:

  • Essay Competition
  • Caricature / Sketching Competition
  • Nukkad Naatak
Photography Competition:


Mural Design Competition:


First Prize


Third Prize

Caricature / Sketching Competition:


First Prize


Second Prize

Third Prize

Consolation Prize


Poster Making / Slogan Competition:



First Prize
Second Prize

Third Prize

Consolation Prize

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