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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.
AG Krishna Menon, chief consultant at INTACH, said, “In 2015, when Delhi’s name was proposed, there was no precedent of a part of the city being nominated.(HT image)
AG Krishna Menon, chief consultant at INTACH, said, “In 2015, when Delhi’s name was proposed, there was no precedent of a part of the city being nominated.(HT image)

Delhi government may soon begin research for UNESCO World Heritage City status bid

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 07:00 AM IST
Last month, members of INTACH had met chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to discuss Delhi’s nomination to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Cities.
Ricky Kej and Laura Dickinson premiers a special Kindness Anthem ‘Shine Your Light’ and concluded the first-ever World Youth Conference on Kindness.
Ricky Kej and Laura Dickinson premiers a special Kindness Anthem ‘Shine Your Light’ and concluded the first-ever World Youth Conference on Kindness.

Grammy winning musicians launched a UNESCO kindness anthem in IIT-Delhi concert

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 01:49 PM IST
The conference was attended by President Ram Nath Kovind. He said that education can play an important role in overcoming prejudices and that it needs to go beyond mere literacy”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Indian community, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on Friday.(ANI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Indian community, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on Friday.(ANI photo)

Noose tightening around corrupt: PM Modi in France

Paris | By Agencies
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 10:56 PM IST
Addressing the Indian community at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, Modi talked about “major decisions” such as banning the practice of triple talaq, taken by his government in its second term.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Indian community in France at UNESCO HQ in Paris,France, Friday, Aug 23, 2019.(Photo: Twitter/ @MEAIndia)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Indian community in France at UNESCO HQ in Paris,France, Friday, Aug 23, 2019.(Photo: Twitter/ @MEAIndia)

In ‘New India’, noose tightening on corruption, nepotism: PM Modi in France

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 03:35 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian diaspora in Paris during his visit to France on Friday amidst chants of “Modi hai to Mumkin hai” at the UNESCO headquarters.
(ANI/Twitter)
(ANI/Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at UNESCO HQ in France Highlights- We met goals once considered unachievable: PM to Indians in France

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 03:18 PM IST
Prime Minister Modi also held one-on-one talks with French President Emmanuel Macron at Chateau de Chantilly during which the two leaders reviewed the entire gamut of the dynamic and multi-faceted bilateral relationship.
(Facebook/ subhash Kapoor)
(Facebook/ subhash Kapoor)

Jailed art dealer Subhash Kapoor charged in US with looting artifacts

New York | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 10:39 AM IST
Subhash Kapoor was arrested by Interpol in Germany in 2011 and is in jail in India. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s office filed a criminal complaint last month against Kapoor and several others.
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.
Gurmeet Kaur at Panjab University’s geology department.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Gurmeet Kaur at Panjab University’s geology department.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

This geologist studies stones used in heritage sites like red sandstone and makrana

Hindustan TImes, Chandigarh | By Aakriti Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 03:02 PM IST
From studying rocks that contain diamonds to campaigning for recognition of stones used in heritage structures, Gurmeet Kaur, 45, assistant professor, department of geology, Panjab University, has a career to ‘dig’ for.
For his achievements and contribution in the field of cybersecurity, Khushhal was lauded and acknowledged by several governments.(Lisianthus Tech Pvt. Ltd)
For his achievements and contribution in the field of cybersecurity, Khushhal was lauded and acknowledged by several governments.(Lisianthus Tech Pvt. Ltd)

Meet the first Indian to write for UNESCO’s annual magazine on cyber-security

UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 04:43 PM IST
Khushhal Kaushik, founder of Lisianthus Tech Pvt. Ltd, is considered to be an authority in global cyber-security domain.
The Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul last year.(Reuters File Photo)
The Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul last year.(Reuters File Photo)

‘Collective shrug’: Amal Clooney slams world leaders on Khashoggi death

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 02:57 PM IST
The Washington Post columnist was killed inside Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul last year. According to the United Nations cultural body UNESCO, 99 media workers were killed worldwide in 2018.
The report said an analysis of the current situation indicated that an estimated 7.8 million children aged under 19 lived with disabilities in India.(AFP)
The report said an analysis of the current situation indicated that an estimated 7.8 million children aged under 19 lived with disabilities in India.(AFP)

‘Disability causes millions to drop out of school’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 12:03 AM IST
The report, which was released in Delhi on Wednesday, called for policy interventions to improve the situation.
Esplanade Mansion(HT Photo)
Esplanade Mansion(HT Photo)

Esplanade Mansion: Significant heritage, wilful neglect

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 04:05 PM IST
Every passing year has dealt a further blow to the stability of its rare cast-iron structure, oldest of its kind in India
Washi is mesh-like paper mainly made with fibres.(kmy_sakuzen/Instagram)
Washi is mesh-like paper mainly made with fibres.(kmy_sakuzen/Instagram)

Skin deep: Japan’s ‘washi’ paper torn by modern life

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Hidaka, Japan
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 12:04 PM IST
The traditional hand-made paper is manufactured from plants called kozo, or mulberry, which has fibres that are much longer than materials used for paper in the west such as wood and cotton.
Committee members said that given that the structure has already been vacated, there is chance now to wait and explore if restoration by repair is possible.(HT Photo)
Committee members said that given that the structure has already been vacated, there is chance now to wait and explore if restoration by repair is possible.(HT Photo)

Repair, don’t demolish Esplanade Mansion, says heritage committee

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Mehul R Thakkar
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 12:50 PM IST
In a meeting held on Wednesday, the MHCC unanimously decided that considering the uniqueness of the structure, an effort should be made to restore it by repairing rather than going for demolition.
Mhada has, however, sought the opinion of the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee (MHCC) on the repair and restoration of the structure.(HT Photo)
Mhada has, however, sought the opinion of the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee (MHCC) on the repair and restoration of the structure.(HT Photo)

Mhada to break open locks on 64 premises in Esplanade Mansion

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 05:21 AM IST
Lad told the court that no person currently occupies any premises in the dilapidated Grade 2A heritage structure.
According to officials, the 40 km long wall which encircled the entire city of Rajgriha in ancient times, was erected by the Mauryans over a period of time to protect Magadhan kingdom from invaders and enemies.(HT Photo)
According to officials, the 40 km long wall which encircled the entire city of Rajgriha in ancient times, was erected by the Mauryans over a period of time to protect Magadhan kingdom from invaders and enemies.(HT Photo)

Push to get Mauryan-age wall at Rajgir, Unesco heritage status

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Reena Sopam, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2019 02:20 PM IST
The Bihar archaeology department has recommended to the ASI that the Mauryan age fortification wall at Rajgir should be included in the list of the UNESCO sites.
Recognition by UNESCO could boost Mumbai’s standing as a film hub. (Photo by Samson Tupdal/Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
Recognition by UNESCO could boost Mumbai’s standing as a film hub. (Photo by Samson Tupdal/Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

Mumbai vies to be part of UNESCO’s network of creative cities

Hindustan Times | By Sagar Pillai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 11:54 PM IST
Global recognition to boost city’s image as hub for films, art and culture
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

From mother to daughter, Tunisia potters pass on ancestral know-how

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Sejnane, Tunisia
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 12:18 PM IST
With bucket and spade in hand, Sabiha Ayari from Sejnane in northern Tunisia is among the women keeping alive an ancient tradition of creating pottery with all-natural materials.
Newly designed lobby between platforms 14 and 15 at CSMT.(HT Photo)
Newly designed lobby between platforms 14 and 15 at CSMT.(HT Photo)

Outstation terminal of Mumbai’s CSMT to get airport lounge look

Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 11:41 PM IST
A new waiting hall for outstation passengers is also part of the plan
Jhamjad Pada, located in a remote hilly area of Gorai, got power more than a decade after they had first applied for a connection in 2008. The hamlet has been in existence for around 70 years.(HT Photo)
Jhamjad Pada, located in a remote hilly area of Gorai, got power more than a decade after they had first applied for a connection in 2008. The hamlet has been in existence for around 70 years.(HT Photo)

This is lit: Electricity for Gorai hamlet after 70-year darkness

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2019 12:23 AM IST
Adani Electricity, which took over the energy business in the city from Reliance Energy, started the work of laying underground cables and setting up a substation to supply power in March this year.
International Jazz Day 2019: History, significance and celebrations.(Unsplash)
International Jazz Day 2019: History, significance and celebrations.(Unsplash)

International Jazz Day 2019: History, significance and celebrations

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 10:38 AM IST
International Jazz Day 2019: It is a culmination of Jazz appreciation month which raises awareness about the extraordinary history and heritage of Jazz throughout the month of April.
World Book Day is celebrated worldwide on April 23.(Unsplash)
World Book Day is celebrated worldwide on April 23.(Unsplash)

World Book Day 2019: Theme, what is the purpose and who started it

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 08:11 AM IST
World Book Day is celebrated worldwide to recognise the scope of books which are seen as a link between the past and the future, a bridge between cultures and generations.
Taj Mahal is one of the top 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites.(Unsplash)
Taj Mahal is one of the top 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites.(Unsplash)

UNESCO World Heritage Day 2019: History, Theme and Significance

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 08:09 AM IST
UNESCO World Heritage Day 2019: In the year 1982, the International Council on Monuments and Sites declared 18 April as World Heritage Day to raise awareness about monuments and other sites which form a part of our history and culture.
‘Worst avoided,’ says Macron on Notre-Dame fire; vows to re-build cathedral(AFP)
‘Worst avoided,’ says Macron on Notre-Dame fire; vows to re-build cathedral(AFP)

‘Worst avoided,’ says Macron on Notre Dame fire; vows to re-build cathedral

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 05:04 PM IST
Macron expressed relief that “the worst had been avoided” in a blaze that had at one point threatened the entire edifice, and left France in shock over the damage to a building described as the soul of the nation.
A view of Nuh district, near Gurugram. The Gurugarm district still retains almost 44 per cent of its rural area.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A view of Nuh district, near Gurugram. The Gurugarm district still retains almost 44 per cent of its rural area.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

All is not lost if we can retain the balance of our natural heritage

By Shikha Jain
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 09:41 AM IST
Considering that the Bloomberg Study in 2019 has rated Gurugram as the most polluted city in the world, there is need to put a halt to urban growth.
Dubrovnik or King’s Landing?(Flo-pictures/YouTube)
Dubrovnik or King’s Landing?(Flo-pictures/YouTube)

Dubrovnik or King’s Landing? Game of Thrones is ‘blessing and curse’

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Dubrovnik, Croatia
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 01:03 PM IST
While the Game of Thrones stardom has been a boon for the business in Dubrovnik, it is also bringing a new inundation of visitors to a city already struggling with overcrowding.
A Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata.(HT PHOTO/Representative image)
A Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata.(HT PHOTO/Representative image)

Kolkata’s Durga Puja nominated for Unesco list

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vanita Srivastava
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 07:32 AM IST
India currently has 13 cultural traditions under the UNESCO list.
The Beach Road in Puducherry is popular with both locals and tourists and is the hub of social life.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The Beach Road in Puducherry is popular with both locals and tourists and is the hub of social life.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Building a Heritage City: Will Puducherry be next on the UNESCO list?

Hindustan Times | By Poulomi Banerjee
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 03:43 PM IST
Puducherry is gearing up to apply for a ‘heritage city’ tag. Once a French colony, the Union Territory’s interesting blend of Tamil and colonial architecture, is a draw for tourists. But are conservation efforts focused only on the built heritage?
The sculptures around the ceiling have been painted in gold to resemble its original look.(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)
The sculptures around the ceiling have been painted in gold to resemble its original look.(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)

Mumbai’s iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to be restored to its past glory

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 08:09 AM IST
The original colour of the ceiling was white and the colour of the sculptures was gold. Hence, the railways decided to paint them in their original colour. A portion of the glass-painted ceiling has been replaced with Burma teak wood, and painted white.
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