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The Creation of Man by the British artist Glyn Warren Philpot shows a male figure in repose, two hands reaching down, and fire engulfing him from above. It combines new artistic influences from Philpot’s travels, and his internal struggle with his own homosexuality.

Two paintings and a love story

By Praveen Siddharth
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 08:06 AM IST
In the Rashtrapati Bhavan library sits an unlikely art work that tells the tale of an artist in conflict, in hiding, in love.
Prime Minister’s new house will be constructed behind South Block from his current address at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister’s new house will be constructed behind South Block from his current address at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

In Central Vista makeover plan, a new home for Prime Minister near his office

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 12:18 PM IST
Among the major changes envisaged in the plan is the conversion of the North and South Block that currently house India’s home ministry, defence ministry, part of the external affairs ministry, finance ministry and the Prime Minister’s Office, into national museums.
No decision has been taken on whether the Parliament House, a heritage structure, will be revamped or a new structure built(Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
No decision has been taken on whether the Parliament House, a heritage structure, will be revamped or a new structure built(Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

Central Delhi’s redevelopment must reconcile modernisation and heritage

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2019 07:43 PM IST
Many governments have opted for retrofitting of old buildings or their adaptive reuse. The Centre should take into account both history and the need to create a world-class capital
Spread over an area of over 28 sq km, LBZ is governed by a strict building law that does not allow construction of basements and caps the number of floors.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Spread over an area of over 28 sq km, LBZ is governed by a strict building law that does not allow construction of basements and caps the number of floors.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Lutyens’ Delhi waits for a development code

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 07:27 AM IST
Home to the country’s most powerful and influential families and individuals, the area was developed by British architect Edwin Lutyens between 1912 and 1930.
Sixty years ago, the Supreme Court commenced its functioning within this majestic edifice in the first week of August 1958(AFP)
Sixty years ago, the Supreme Court commenced its functioning within this majestic edifice in the first week of August 1958(AFP)

The Grand Dame of Tilak Marg turned 60 this month

By Gopal Sankaranarayanan
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 12:12 PM IST
Judges and lawyers of the Supreme Court have shown that they are human and that they are frail, but they have also displayed courage and wisdom and vision
Amaltas, also known as the golden shower trees, seen in full bloom in Delhi during the summers.(Photo: Sanjeev Verma/ HT)
Amaltas, also known as the golden shower trees, seen in full bloom in Delhi during the summers.(Photo: Sanjeev Verma/ HT)

Summer respite for Delhiites: The enchanting Amaltas tree

Hindustan Times | By Abhinav Verma, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 12:58 PM IST
In Ayurveda, Amaltas is known as aragvadha, meaning disease killer.
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