Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023

cultural heritage


Art meets tech: MapmyIndia Mappls launches The Ramayan Maps

October 06, 2022 5:44 pm

The Ramayan Maps are available in various sizes and come with the choice of language-- Hindi and English

The Pujo Quiz: On our infinite tussle with good & evil

October 19, 2022 4:17 pm

A culture quiz with 14 questions that’ll either make you go ‘heavens, no’ or ‘hell yes!'

First 'Bharat Gaurav' train flagged off from Coimbatore for journey to Shirdi; know more about the route

June 15, 2022 6:12 pm

Bharat Gaurav trains are service provider-managed, theme-based tourist circuit trains that will "showcase India's rich cultural heritage and magnificent historical, natural scenic places"

Thaipusam shortlisted by Singapore for nomination to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list

March 11, 2022 11:09 am

The colourful festival dedicated to Lord Subramaniam is an occasion of repentance held between January and February during the full moon in the 10th month of the Hindu calendar

UNESCO honours Congolese rumba as cultural treasure

December 15, 2021 12:59 pm

"The President of the Republic welcomes with joy and pride the addition of Congolese rumba to the list," the office of Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi tweeted

Mysuru's iconic Lalitha Mahal Palace turns 100

November 18, 2021 7:35 pm

The historic building, with its shimmering white façade surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens set in a sprawling 40-acre campus, sits on a hillock on the foothills of revered Chamundi Hills, and is located a few kilometers outside the main city of Mysuru.

12th century Nataraj to 2nd century vase: US hands over 157 antiques to India

September 26, 2021 7:45 am

The items, which were stolen or smuggled out of India over a period of time, mostly belong to the period between 11th and 14th centuries.

Virus pushes storied Paris fan museum to brink of folding

January 23, 2021 4:53 pm

"It is a tragedy. I can't believe Parisians will let a part of their heritage die. I have a problem, because I always believed there would be a miracle," the museum's 74-year-old director, Anne Hoguet, told the AP

France passes law to protect 'sensory heritage' of smells and noises of its rural areas

January 23, 2021 6:24 pm

It was a cause of celebration for activists in France, fighting to preserve the countryside in the face of residents claiming that loud animal noises native to the place, were a nuisance. 

Bangalore's British Council Library gets a makeover

June 30, 2019 2:44 pm

Established in 1960, the British Library (as it is popular among folks of Bangalore) operated out of the first floor of Koshy's Parade Cafe (Koshy's Bar and Restaurant) in St Marks Road.