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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Delhi Heritage


Opening next year, tomb that ‘inspired’ the Taj Mahal

June 20, 2018 7:07 am

Built in red sandstone with white marble inlay, the tomb was commissioned by soldier, minister, poet and scholar Rahim — known best for “Rahim ke dohe” — for his wife Mah Banu.

Hardlook: Disappearing havelis of old Delhi and eroding heritage

April 12, 2019 11:22 am

Dotting the lanes of old Delhi are havelis that once stood out for their imposing doorways, marble arches and distinguished occupants. But that was decades ago. Ravaged by time and with no formal restoration plan in place, the grand structures are barely recognisable today. The Indian Express visits 12 mansions to understand how financial constraints and official apathy is eroding the capital's heritage

Heritage in 2017: Delhi lost Hall of Nations, Ahmedabad won UNESCO tag

January 03, 2018 11:49 am

In Old Delhi, walls of a heritage precinct in Shahjehanabad, abutting a listed haveli were spray-painted by a well-known private shoemaker firm as part of a shoot of a campaign video in September.

Government policies have become an assault on Delhi’s architectural heritage

May 14, 2016 11:39 am

Our society has an ambivalent attitude towards the protection of architectural heritage

Spirited away: Haunted monuments of Delhi

January 31, 2016 1:00 am

Before Delhi launches a tour of its haunted monuments, perhaps, it might be useful to preserve all that has not fallen to ruin.

Hullabaloo in a Mango Orchard

June 16, 2013 5:24 am

Summer is not that time of the year when we like to walk long distances.