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HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

This week’s reading list includes a volume on old Delhi, another on Nepal, and a how-to book on throwing the perfect party
Old Delhi, Nepal, and perfect parties on HT picks!(HT Team)
Old Delhi, Nepal, and perfect parties on HT picks!(HT Team)
Updated on Nov 01, 2019 07:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Team

Central vista revamp plan will not affect Delhi’s bid for World Heritage City tag: Tourism dept

The central government on Thursday announced its decision to revamp large parts of Lutyens’ Delhi, which includes revamping or building a new Parliament House by 2022 and razing a number of buildings to construct an integrated complex to house all government departments and ministries.
Since 2015, Lutyens’ Delhi has undergone several changes and with the recent decision to revamp the central vista, more are expected to come about in the next couple of years.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Since 2015, Lutyens’ Delhi has undergone several changes and with the recent decision to revamp the central vista, more are expected to come about in the next couple of years.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 09:38 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

See the unseen in Venice, walk into a painter’s canvas

Skip the tourist delights and head to beaches, bookshops and pizzerias where only locals go.
On the beach in Lido.(Mayank Austen Soofi / HT Photo)
On the beach in Lido.(Mayank Austen Soofi / HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2019 01:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi

Sample stretch at Chandni Chowk to be ready by July 31

The Delhi government’s public works department (PWD), at a meeting called by the Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Corporation on July 10, informed that work was going on at a sample stretch and it will be ready by the month end.
The Delhi government’s public works department (PWD), at a meeting called by the Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Corporation on July 10, informed that work was going on at a sample stretch and it will be ready by the month end.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi government’s public works department (PWD), at a meeting called by the Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Corporation on July 10, informed that work was going on at a sample stretch and it will be ready by the month end.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 13, 2019 10:16 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Bring multiple authorities on one platform to make Delhi walkable

In the urban mobility hierarchy, walking is relegated to the end. The sidewalks are too high, uneven, broken, encroached upon and are often grabbed by the adjacent plot owners for parking and personal greens.
The walkways, wherever provided, are often too narrow and without facilities such as public toilets, signage, road markings, zebra lanes, bus shelter, trees, benches, etc.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
The walkways, wherever provided, are often too narrow and without facilities such as public toilets, signage, road markings, zebra lanes, bus shelter, trees, benches, etc.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 12, 2019 10:11 AM IST
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Old Delhi haveli owners express concern over ‘heritage’ status

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.
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)
Published on Sep 23, 2018 02:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vibha Sharma, New Delhi

A workshop for heritage structure owners of Shahjahanabad on how to renovate properties

There are 783 heritage structures, including 229 historical buildings and 325 havelis, identified by the authorities.
The booklet will be distributed for free among haveli owners at the workshop on Saturday.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The booklet will be distributed for free among haveli owners at the workshop on Saturday.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 22, 2018 03:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Workshop on need to conserve walled city havelis soon in Delhi

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
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)
Published on Sep 18, 2018 03:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

The Mughals’ last stand

As the living heritage of Shahjahanabad slowly crumbles to dust, take a tour of those parts still standing
Age-old havelis can be found aplenty in Old Delhi: they may not be as grand as those in Rajasthan or Old Lucknow, but their magnificence lies in their aura of tenacious elegance(Saad Ghani)
Age-old havelis can be found aplenty in Old Delhi: they may not be as grand as those in Rajasthan or Old Lucknow, but their magnificence lies in their aura of tenacious elegance(Saad Ghani)
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 05:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Saad Ghani

A musical tale of an old Delhi

Shahjahanabad: Purani Dilli Ki Dastaan, a musical narrative to be staged this weekend, recreates life in nineteenth century Shahjahanabad through its language, music, culture, festivals and attire
Standing: Syeda Hameed, Lokesh Jain; Seated: Zakia Zaheer and Rene Singh. The four are part of the musical on Old Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Standing: Syeda Hameed, Lokesh Jain; Seated: Zakia Zaheer and Rene Singh. The four are part of the musical on Old Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 07:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rana Safvi
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