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Manohar Singh as Tughlaq, a rare photograph by Ebrahim Alkazi.

Roundabout: ‘Our revels now are ended’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Nirupama Dutt
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 11:23 PM IST
Artistes recall Girish Karnad’s play Tughlaq, which was staged in Delhi with the grand Purana Qila as a backdrop by Ebrahim Alkazi with his student Manohar Singh reliving the role in all its intensity
A view of the illuminated Qutub Minar, which is a 73m-high and five-storey tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone, the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, which is said to be the first mosque built in India.
A view of the illuminated Qutub Minar, which is a 73m-high and five-storey tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone, the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, which is said to be the first mosque built in India.

These 5 Delhi monuments will be illuminated on World Heritage Day 2020

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2020 06:29 PM IST
The Red Fort, the Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Purana Qila and Safdarjung’s Tomb are illuminated daily, but the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) says on Saturday, there will be special lighting of diyas and candles.
Rajendra Prasad, President of Constitutional Assembly sign new Constitution of the Republic of India - HT Photo.
Rajendra Prasad, President of Constitutional Assembly sign new Constitution of the Republic of India - HT Photo.

Treatment of caste sets apart India’s constitutional vision

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Menaka Guruswamy
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2019 11:58 PM IST
At India’s founding, Parliament functioned as a dual-purpose body, legislature by morning, and as Constitution drafters by afternoon
Gallery of confiscated and retrieved antiquities at Purana Qila. It was inaugurated in August this year.(Biplov bhuyan/HT Photo)
Gallery of confiscated and retrieved antiquities at Purana Qila. It was inaugurated in August this year.(Biplov bhuyan/HT Photo)

Third museum to come up at Purana Qila in Delhi by 2020

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 12:43 PM IST
The museum is scheduled to be completed by March 2020 and will be open to Purana Qila visitors.
Most artefacts were handed over voluntarily by countries which possessed them, others confiscated by agencies.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Most artefacts were handed over voluntarily by countries which possessed them, others confiscated by agencies.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

At Purana Qila, first museum for the country’s once-lost antiques

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 03:09 PM IST
The gallery is curated by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Most of the objects retrieved are through the ministry of external affairs and other law enforcement agencies and are stored at the ASI’s central antiquity collection (CAC) or other authorities.
The Hauz Khas lake is one of the most popular ones in Delhi(Jasjeet Plaha/HT)
The Hauz Khas lake is one of the most popular ones in Delhi(Jasjeet Plaha/HT)

Earth Day Special: The enticing lakes of Delhi NCR

Hindustan Times | By Aditya Dogra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 03:44 PM IST
On Earth Day today, take a look at these beautiful lakes that will transport you to an idyllic utopia
The Purana Qila lake in New Delhi redeveloped by NBCC will soon be opened for public.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
The Purana Qila lake in New Delhi redeveloped by NBCC will soon be opened for public.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Revamped Purana Quila to be opened to public soon

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 01:51 PM IST
The rejuvenated lake and illumination of Purana Qila was inaugurated by Culture Minister Sharma on Wednesday. It will soon be thrown open for public.
Union culture minister Mahesh Sharma said the redevelopment-cum-beautification work at Purana Qila Lake Complex is on the verge of completion. (Sakib Ali / HT File)
Union culture minister Mahesh Sharma said the redevelopment-cum-beautification work at Purana Qila Lake Complex is on the verge of completion. (Sakib Ali / HT File)

New-look Purana Qila lake to be opened to public on October 2

Hindustan Times | By Parvez Sultan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2018 01:34 AM IST
As part of the lake revival project, NBCC is re-laying walkways, installing decorative lights, creating cabanas, and placing 11 aerating fountains in the pond to attract tourists.
The total collection of pottery and artefacts at the 16th century Purana Qila is over two lakh.(HT/File Photo)
The total collection of pottery and artefacts at the 16th century Purana Qila is over two lakh.(HT/File Photo)

ASI begins conservation of Purana Qila; new gallery to display ancient artefacts

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 11:04 PM IST
The modern gallery will display artefacts and pottery from Harappa, Mohenjodaro, Taxila, Chanhudaro and Central Asia as well as from Indian sites like Kalibangan, Hastinapur, Arikamedu and Tamluk.
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