The writer is a historian of Delhi
This kind of once-in-a-century project should be discussed at the national level, not by tendering. We were caught napping when the cactus-forest of New Kidwai Nagar sprouted, and Pragati Maidan died. Now we are about to see a New Sachivalaya. Could Dilliwalas please wake up and be alert to what is happening to their city?
Muzaffarpur is a national tragedy, as much as Gujarat earthquake was, or Kerala floods. But has anyone given thought to next year, a long-term policy?
The curious journey of Khan market in the national capital.
She became victim to a horrifying sub-culture — ‘celebratory fire’.
A lot, actually. Place names mark the intersection between time and place, history and geography.
Romila Thapar’s new book highlights the need to reconcile culture with nationalism more sensitively.
Only a cooperative effort of the state and community can protect India’s heritage
Lotika Varadarajan used oral history, archival sources to trace journeys of objects
The site of protests in Delhi may shift from Jantar Mantar to Ramlila Maidan. But is anyone listening?
Agencies charged with the upkeep and protection of Delhi’s historic buildings find little thrill in their job. They see heritage as a burden, are impervious to its magic.
It’s Akbar’s turn now and the victim, as always, is history