heritage News

Phase II Set To Begin: Funds awaited as Nicholson cemetery, among oldest in city, is restored

The Schwaiger family is among the many British people who were buried in Nicholson Cemetery near Kashmere Gate in and after 1857.

Auctions Abroad: 40 heritage furniture items from Chandigarh sold for Rs 2.14 crore in over a year

Data reveals that as many as 40 heritage furniture items from Chandigarh were auctioned in the last one-and-a-half years at various auction houses abroad for a whopping amount of Rs 2.14 crore


Global Sikh Council: Sikh body to spread Guru Nanak’s peace philosophy through Geneva meet

To commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak (1469), the first guru of the Sikhs, World Council of Churches, Geneva, in collaboration with the GSC will organise a Christian-Sikh dialogue in Geneva on July 5, with the dialogue focusing on the theme ‘Pursuing Peace in a Pluralistic World’.

World Doll Day: When Tanjore Golu dolls take centrestage

Not only do the women of the family add their handed-down dolls to the golu display, the children also give their toys to be kept in the Golu padi—though it turns out to be a tough test for them as they are not allowed to play with or touch them during the festival.

Heritage Hunt: ‘Hero Stones’ pay tribute to naval warriors of Shilahara dynasty

The stones, also called ‘Veeragal’, have intricate carvings and are made of flat basalt. About 8-ft high, the stones were built as a tribute to warriors of the Shilahara dynasty navy.

Ladies' Club or century-old Armenian church? A mystery building in Assam's Dhubri

Assam’s conservationists believe that there might be a century-old Armenian Church in Dhubri but caught as it is in a bureaucratic quagmire, investigations have not made any headway.


Assam’s Kaziranga, Rang Ghar removed from Centre’s Adopt-a-Heritage scheme

Four sites in Assam — Sivsagar district’s Rang Ghar, Kareng Ghar and Siva Dol, and the Kaziranga National Park — to be excluded from the 'Adopt-a-Heritage' scheme, says Centre.

Protests in Assam against inclusion of four sites in Centre’s 'Adopt-a-Heritage' project

The protesting bodies have been called by the State government for a meeting on Saturday to discuss the matter.

UT to check authenticity of furniture items, manhole covers attributed to Corbusier

A senior official said that they would have to check the casting of all the manhole covers as they have been told that two kinds of impressions of Chandigarh master plan have been found — one, where sectors are raised and roads are depressed, and the other where roads are raised and sectors are depressed.

Civic body plans survey to restore all Grade I heritage milestones

The list of protected heritage structures, said to have been built before the 1830s, has 15 such milestones located from Horniman Circle to Sion