Heritage Structures
Places  /  Published 17.01.22

The ignominy that is Bagbazar’s Basu Bati

However, nothing has yet progressed due to several legal and logistical complications. The mansion usually lies deserted, barring some security guards. Occasionally, film and television shootings take...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 04.12.21

On National Navy Day, a look back at Lascar Memorial and its significance

In recent years, the memorial complex has been used as a venue for several cultural events. It also serves as the venue for the naval concert, which generally coincides with the National Navy Day on D...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 17.11.21

McDonnell Fountain at Dalhousie Square: A gem gathering dust

An ugly construction built the behind of the fountain is a latrine, and that has killed the visual appeal by a great extent. No one can see the rear of the fountain and the land around is covered in w...
By Somen Sengupta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.08.21

Ownership of Darjeeling’s legacy hotel Windamere under legal scrutiny

Windamere Hotel, considered one of the best colonial accommodations in the country and a landmark in Darjeeling, is caught in an ownership struggle which, tourism industry stakeholders say, has cast a...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

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

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

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

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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