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Monday, May 23, 2022



Kolkata's Tiretta Bazaar, called 'India’s First Chinatown', among World Monuments Watch list for 2022

March 02, 2022 3:44 pm

The bazaar is understood to be named after one Edward Tiretta, who was an Italian immigrant from Venice

Heritage items auction: pair of chairs sold for Rs 3.34 crore

October 02, 2021 11:54 am

The Lot 117 pair of armchairs – designed by a Swiss-French architects Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret – are made of solid teak and fabric. Other items, including the chairs, went for a sum of 3,89,350 Euros.

How India went to great lengths to showcase its matchless heritage and hospitality

July 25, 2021 12:09 am

From dry tea for the queen and mangoes for presidents, every thoughtful detail was dovetailed into the programme for state guests

Heritage important part of storytelling: Author Sutapa Basu

April 17, 2021 4:33 pm

Her new book gives a bird's eye view of Kolkata's heritage through architecture, social customs, modes of transport and food

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

July 28, 2019 1:37 am

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

June 13, 2019 9:31 am

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

June 10, 2019 1:26 pm

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

June 08, 2019 11:20 am

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

January 24, 2019 3:06 am

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

December 21, 2018 12:45 am

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.


Before Ramappa Temple, these Indian monuments and places became UNESCO World Heritage sites

July 26, 2021 3:21 pm

UNESCO has conferred Telangana's Ramappa Temple with the World Heritage Site tag. Some other Indian heritage sites include places like Ajanta Caves, Qutub Minar, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, to name a few.

Textile exhibition celebrates sustainable crafts heritage with support from royal Indian families

May 05, 2021 1:47 pm

Called Karkhana Chronicles II, the online textile exhibit celebrates sustainability through heritage craft and opens a conversation on the revival of traditional knowledge and practices in the Indian fashion industry