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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.

Book review of The Idol Thief: Spirited Away

October 13, 2018 10:30 am

This story, to me, poignantly signifies what British Company rule stood for in relation to India’s heritage and how museum collections in England were built up – through colonial loot and archaeological rapine and, as in this case, through plain and simple robbery.

Legacy of Partition, and a museum 65 years in the making

August 30, 2015 2:28 am

Once completed, the Partition Museum will include oral testimonies, books, photographs, films, music and fine art.

Centre okays Delhi bid for World Heritage City status

February 06, 2014 1:01 am

While Delhi’s bid has been sent as the final entry, Mumbai is also in contention as an alternative.

Govt plans pink hue for Lutyens’ bungalows

February 03, 2014 2:05 am

Kota stones will be used to strengthen the foundation of the bungalows.