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  • Exploring shared built heritage

    Exploring shared built heritage

    The cities of India offer a rich canvas to explore the hidden layers of the past. This multi-layered mosaic of heritage buildings assumes many forms and meanings. The most challenging of them is probably associated with our colonial legacy. Whom should this rich heritage be attributed to? Should we protect a past dominated by alien …

    December 25, 2017
  • Metro heritage

    Metro heritage

    New Metro lines are a big boost for heritage activists like Surekha Narain. Her Delhi Metro walks have extended to 50 routes. Among these pride of place has been taken by those relating to the 1857 “Mutiny” sites, most of which, and also the ones connected with the 1911 Delhi Durbar, are covered by the …

    August 21, 2017
  • Heritage lights

    Heritage lights

    Walking along the stretch between Raj Bhavan and Curzon Park just after dusk is no welcome constitutional as a friend testified recently. An advocate of declassifying heritage buildings especially those maintained at government expense, he had to walk gingerly as the street lights are non-functional and shafts of light from the headlights of the passing …

    July 23, 2017
  • South Korea using historical connection with India to woo tourists 
  • ‘Men only’ Japanese island gets Unesco world heritage listing

    ‘Men only’ Japanese island gets Unesco world heritage listing

    A sacred island in south-west Japan that bans women and where male visitors must strip naked before going ashore has been declared a Unesco world heritage site, the media reported on Monday. Okinoshima, located midway between the south-western main island of Kyushu and the Korean peninsula, was once the site of rituals to pray for …

    July 10, 2017
  • 3 Bengal heritage buildings to get fresh lease of life

    3 Bengal heritage buildings to get fresh lease of life

    In a much appreciated move, the West Bengal Heritage Commission has decided to restore three heritage buildings in the state, officials said on Saturday. The iconic buildings include– the house of Alexander Duff on Nimtala Ghat Street, Mahishadal Rangibashan Rajbari, and Dr Graham Home's Church in Kalimpong in north Bengal. The overall estimated cost of …

    May 6, 2017
  • Week-long celebration of Delhi’s heritage

    Week-long celebration of Delhi’s heritage

    Different aspects of Delhi's heritage, both tangible and intangible, will be brought to the fore during a week-long celebration for World Heritage Day, beginning April 18. Undertaken by Sahapedia, a not-for-profit online encyclopaedic body, the celebration will witness a series of events that will offer people insights about the city's heritage. "We have been working …

    April 14, 2017
  • Youngsters taking the lead

    Youngsters taking the lead

    Every year World Heritage Week is celebrated across the world from 19- 25 November with the objective of increasing awareness about the importance of cultural heritage.

    November 28, 2016
  • Youngsters taking the lead

    Youngsters taking the lead

    Every year World Heritage Week is celebrated across the world from 19- 25 November with the objective of increasing awareness about the importance of cultural heritage.

    November 28, 2016
  • Youngsters taking the lead

    Youngsters taking the lead

    Every year World Heritage Week is celebrated across the world from 19- 25 November with the objective of increasing awareness about the importance of cultural heritage.

    November 28, 2016
  • Youngsters taking the lead

    Youngsters taking the lead

    Every year World Heritage Week is celebrated across the world from 19- 25 November with the objective of increasing awareness about the importance of cultural heritage.

    November 28, 2016
  • Cultural Heritage of Kolkata

    Cultural Heritage of Kolkata

    Visit some of the fascinating places in Kolkata and learn about science, culture and heritage 

    November 17, 2016