Modifying Lutyens

India Today | May 23, 2020 at 9:13 AM
  • Ever since Parliament was adjourned ‘sine die’ on March 23, much of the business of government has been conducted in the tranquility and opacity of ‘virtual meetings’ of bureaucrats and ministers.
  • Anyone lucky enough to traverse New Delhi’s power corridor, the 3-km ‘Central Vista’ that runs from Rashtrapati Bhavan, past North and South Blocks and Parliament to India Gate, in ‘Corona lockdown’ will encounter a dystopian scene of deserted avenues that echo an eerie loop of warnings issuing from unseen tannoys.
  • A phalanx of gigantic Cubist donuts bracketed Rajpath, obliterating well-loved structures such as the Grade-1 listed National Archives and the more recent National Museum and IGNCA.