When you climb up the stairs of Gudhaam, you are practically about to take a journey through the experiences and collections of Basheer. It’s a captivating blend of many things, best described by the place’s social media bio – “A place where antiques, art, music, books and food meet.”
“I believe that architecture should always denote the time we live in.
An antique is an antique; you cannot fake an antique.”
When you try to copy an old structure just for that purpose, it creates unimaginative imitations…
By Bharath Continued from Preserving the Past – Chapter 1 Understanding the Ancient Scripts The Malayalam scholar in Chako gained something much more valuable than just the art of preservation through her extensive work on manuscripts over the years – insight into the evolution of the language and its scripts. “Besides, to understand these scripts […]
By Bharath Any other year, a visit to St. Joseph’s college, Irinjalakkuda, Kerala on a Monday afternoon would’ve guaranteed the typical hustle and bustle and a range of voices cutting through the air. But being the “pandemic year”, 2020 has been different. The stillness of the afternoon has engulfed the college. The only contradiction seems […]
By Supriya “I am a Delhi girl,” archaeologist Disha Ahluwalia humbly declares. Disha dreamt of becoming an archaeologist, at a time when there were misconceptions and little knowledge about pursuing this profession. Even from her faculty members, she faced this disparity, while completing her Bachelor’s. “I remember telling a professor in college that I want […]