Chandigarh: Le Corbusier and Nek Chand’s Rock Garden; Jerry Coyne; Why Evolution Is True

India – The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement

I have a few more travel posts from India: three or four, including this one, which documents my visit to the IISER (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research) at Mohali, a city adjacent to Chandigarh, which is here:

Chandigarh is an unusual city in two respects: it’s the capital of two of India’s adjacent states, Punjab and Haryana (I think this is unique in India; all its states are outlined on the map above). Further, it’s a planned city, envisioned by Jawaharlal Nehru and created out of uninhabited land, with the city’s overall layout and its government buildings designed and built by the architect Le Corbusier and colleagues in the 1950s. Here’s what Wikipedia says:

It was one of early planned cities in India and is known for its architecture and urban design.

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