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NASA celebrates Asian American, Pacific Islander heritage month(Twitter)

NASA celebrates May as Asian American, Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage month

ANI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 10:01 AM IST
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is dedicating the month of May to celebrate Asian American, Pacific Islander heritage.
"Exposure to architectural ancestry is best through storytelling because they engross the old and the young," she says.(Amazon)
"Exposure to architectural ancestry is best through storytelling because they engross the old and the young," she says.(Amazon)

Heritage important part of storytelling: Author Sutapa Basu

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 07:29 PM IST
Storytelling and literature play an important role in preservation of human heritage, culture and diversity and author Sutapa Basu, who is just out with her mystery novel "The Cursed Inheritance" says it is important for writers to contribute more towards conservation of heritage through their stories.
The fort complex, located in the heart of the Maharashtra city, which is named after Aurangzeb, has suffered damages over a period of time and lost its past glory.(Facebook)
The fort complex, located in the heart of the Maharashtra city, which is named after Aurangzeb, has suffered damages over a period of time and lost its past glory.(Facebook)

Experts call for the restoration of Aurangzeb’s Maha fort to make it tourist hub

Aurangabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 09:29 AM IST
Aurangabad’s Qila-e-Ark, a palace built by Mughal ruler Aurangzeb, is lying in a dilapidated condition and cultural experts have demanded that it be conserved to make it a tourist attraction.
Chemical layering, filling, testing and cleaning work has been started on the Ganga temple by experts from Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). (HT Photo)
Chemical layering, filling, testing and cleaning work has been started on the Ganga temple by experts from Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). (HT Photo)

Restoration of Uttarakhand’s 400-year-old Ganga temple begins

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By Sandeep Rawat
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 08:48 PM IST
The Ganga temple, popularly known as Raja Man Singh Ki Chhatri, has not been renovated for the past several decades. It stands among a cluster of temples at Har-Ki-Pauri, as it is the only temple not whitewashed and is in cemented-brick form only.
There are at least a thousand dams on the Ganga basin obstructing the flows of its various tributaries and adversely affecting the overall health of the river system(HT File Photo)
There are at least a thousand dams on the Ganga basin obstructing the flows of its various tributaries and adversely affecting the overall health of the river system(HT File Photo)

1,000 dams on Ganga basin obstructing tributaries: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 02:51 AM IST
“Rejuvenating Ganga — a citizen’s report” released during ongoing India Rivers Week, has put together an analysis of why flows in most rivers of the Ganga basin are dwindling, and recommended that the Centre make environmental flows mandatory for the entire basin and not just the main stem of the river.
The preservation and renewal of historic towns is one of the most important aspects from the viewpoint of safeguarding the monumental and historical patrimony in many countries(Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times)
The preservation and renewal of historic towns is one of the most important aspects from the viewpoint of safeguarding the monumental and historical patrimony in many countries(Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times)

Preserve India’s heritage. It gives us an identity

By Aditi Chatterji
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 05:14 AM IST
Preservation and restoration are the way forward for so many of our historic towns and cities. The benefits are not just the preservation of our past but also by way of tourism and all its attendant economic benefits
World Heritage Day 2019 special: The Ghiyas ud-Din Tughluq Tomb opposite Tughlakabad Fort.(Shivam Saxena/HT)
World Heritage Day 2019 special: The Ghiyas ud-Din Tughluq Tomb opposite Tughlakabad Fort.(Shivam Saxena/HT)

HT Tourism Conclave 2019: ‘Delhi has so much to offer, plays, poetry, mushaira, but these are not being showcased as cultural heritage.’

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 11:37 AM IST
Swapna Liddle, Convenor, INTACH Delhi Chapter, and Rana Safvi, historian and author, discuss the potential of heritage tourism in India at the HT Tourism Conclave.

Why Delhi deserves the world heritage city tag | Metro Matters

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 06:51 AM IST
In the fifth episode of Metro Matters, Hindustan Times metro editor Shivani Singh speaks to historian Swapna Liddle, about Delhi’s renewed plans to seek the UNESCO world heritage city status.
The Bombay high court (HC) on Thursday directed the state government to file an affidavit disclosing how it intends to preserve Esplanade Mansion — India’s only cast iron building — at Kala Ghoda.(HT photo)
The Bombay high court (HC) on Thursday directed the state government to file an affidavit disclosing how it intends to preserve Esplanade Mansion — India’s only cast iron building — at Kala Ghoda.(HT photo)

Submit details of plan to preserve Esplanade Mansion, Bombay HC tells Maharashtra

Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 03:36 AM IST
A division bench of justices SC Dharmadhikari and Gautam Patel issued the directive on a petition filed by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), which sought to preserve the dilapidated heritage structure.
Bara Lao Ka Gumbad at Vasant Vihar in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Bara Lao Ka Gumbad at Vasant Vihar in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT photo)

Bara Lao Ka Gumbad inside Tughlaq era garden in Vasant Vihar lit up

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Adrija Roychowdhury
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 01:54 PM IST
However, the department of archaeology has requested the DDA to fit in a few more lights which they believe is necessary for further beautification of the monument.
Following multi-million programmes that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Earth, accessibility and humanitarian action, technology giant Microsoft will now channel $10 million (nearly Rs 68 crore) into an AI project that focuses on tangible and intangible cultural heritage.
Following multi-million programmes that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Earth, accessibility and humanitarian action, technology giant Microsoft will now channel $10 million (nearly Rs 68 crore) into an AI project that focuses on tangible and intangible cultural heritage.

Microsoft project focuses on AI for cultural heritage

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, San Francisco
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 03:00 PM IST
The fourth pillar to Microsoft’s $125-miilion AI for Good programmes - called AI for Cultural Heritage - was announced by the company’s President Brad Smith.
Majnu Ka Tilla, along the floodplains, as seen from the Signature bridge.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Majnu Ka Tilla, along the floodplains, as seen from the Signature bridge.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Bring in corporates to protect Yamuna floodplains, NGT panel recommends

New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi and Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 07:33 AM IST
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has been asked to explore the idea by the National Green Tribunal (NGT)-appointed Yamuna pollution monitoring committee.
HT Image
HT Image

Did you know that CST, BMC building were built by Freemasons?

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 05:26 PM IST
The United Nations is working on a project that will create an inventory of India’s intangible cultural heritage.(Wikimedia Commons)
The United Nations is working on a project that will create an inventory of India’s intangible cultural heritage.(Wikimedia Commons)

UN to launch project to inventory India’s intangible heritage

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2018 03:50 PM IST
The United Nations is set to launch a project on creating an “inventory” of art forms, craftsmanship and other intangible cultural heritage of the country.
Of the six parks inside the C-hexagon area, three are getting fenced as part of the work on the war memorial; one is the children’s park, which is already fenced. The remaining two, adjacent to Rajpath and often used by pedestrians to enter the monument, will now also get fenced.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
Of the six parks inside the C-hexagon area, three are getting fenced as part of the work on the war memorial; one is the children’s park, which is already fenced. The remaining two, adjacent to Rajpath and often used by pedestrians to enter the monument, will now also get fenced.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

Experts slam plan to construct five-foot fence around Delhi’s iconic India Gate

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 07:24 AM IST
A high fence would mean entry to lawns around the monument would only be through radial roads.
several haveli owners complained they had “not been made partners” during the policy-making process for preservation. They claimed the havelis has been handed over “heritage” tags by civic authorities without their consultation.(Ravi Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)
several haveli owners complained they had “not been made partners” during the policy-making process for preservation. They claimed the havelis has been handed over “heritage” tags by civic authorities without their consultation.(Ravi Choudhary/ Hindustan Times)

Old Delhi haveli owners express concern over ‘heritage’ status

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vibha Sharma, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2018 02:41 AM IST
Several haveli owners complained they had “not been made partners” during the policy-making process for preservation. They claimed the havelis has been handed over “heritage” tags by civic authorities without their consultation.
The 16th century heritage garden Sunder Nursery, adjacent to the UNESCO world heritage site has undergone renovation and will be open to the public.(HT Representative Photo)
The 16th century heritage garden Sunder Nursery, adjacent to the UNESCO world heritage site has undergone renovation and will be open to the public.(HT Representative Photo)

Workshop on need to conserve walled city havelis soon in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2018 03:24 AM IST
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation will, on September 22, hold a workshop to create awareness about the history of the sprawling havelis in Delhi’s Walled City and the need to conserve the structures
An exhibition of rare Islamic art and Quranic manuscripts at display in Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT)
An exhibition of rare Islamic art and Quranic manuscripts at display in Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT)

Hindu family displays rare collection of Islamic manuscripts in Kashmir

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 02:13 PM IST
A Hindu family’s collection of rare Quranic manuscripts, elegant calligraphic works, and art masterpieces is on display in Srinagar and drawing hordes of people.
Mutha river.(HT File Photo)
Mutha river.(HT File Photo)

Experts flush out India’s ‘sewage’ rivers

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 04:07 PM IST
Dialogue on Urban rivers of Maharashtra underlines that what’s needed is national urban water policy.
Old-timers say till a few years ago, the kos minar at Badarpur was easily visible from a distance.
Old-timers say till a few years ago, the kos minar at Badarpur was easily visible from a distance.

South Delhi’s rising skyline devours kos minars

Hindustan Times | By Snehal Tripathi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 01:52 PM IST
South Delhi houses three of these ancient mile markers that were built for the convenience of travellers by the Mughal emperors
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