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Heritage Structures
West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.19

Heritage criteria under Calcutta High Court scanner

The high court has admitted a public interest litigation filed by citizens’ groups seeking to know the parameters set by the Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) to downgrade or delist a heritage st...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Heritage  /  Published 07.02.19

French heritage seal on Chandernagore buildings

French ambassador Alexandre Ziegler unveiled plaques declaring three buildings in Chandernagore heritage structures on Wednesday. He was accompanied by members of the West Bengal Heritage Commission. ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Chandernagore

Opinion  /  Published 26.12.19

Hastings House dwarfed

Hastings House, the country home of Warren Hastings, the first governor-general of Bengal, is a stately mansion. The heritage property has many stories to tell, some of ghosts that still haunt it. Sin...
By Jael Silliman in

Heritage  /  Published 29.02.20

Termites & Proof

His first attempt at heritage preservation was a disaster. An oil painting in the family had been ravaged by termites. It was the 1960s, the hand-held pesticide spray gun was still a novelty. The teen...
By Bitan Sikdar in

Opinion  /  Published 17.09.19

Restoring the grandeur of the temple at Konark

Sir — The recent decisions taken by the Archaeological Survey of India for the conservation of the Sun temple at Konark, Odisha — a world heritage site — are welcome. The ASI will take down the ...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 02.12.19

National Library skids on colour

One of the two stairways of National Library’s Belvedere has been covered with an anti-skid mat and painted deep red-and-yellow that conservation architects said was incompatible with the heritage s...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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