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Notre Dame Cathedral
West Bengal  /  Published 15.02.20

Regarding relics

There was a small school that my father went to in our old town. The school continues to exist and so does its old building. It gives us a sense of continuity,” said the tall frail man. Thomson Maye...
By Anasuya Basu in

Heritage  /  Published 25.12.19

Chathedral might not be saved: Notre Dame Rector

The rector of Notre Dame Cathedral says the Paris landmark is still so fragile that there's a “50% chance” the structure might not be entirely saved, because scaffolding installed before this year...
By AP in Paris

Opinion  /  Published 26.04.19

A forest is more precious than any cathedral

Sir — Parisians have sworn that Notre-Dame shall rise again. But will it ever be the same? No matter how true to the original the new structure is, the cathedral as it was has ceased to exist. As sa...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 21.04.19

Notre-Dame: After the grief, the politics

An hour before Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames, French President Emmanuel Macron was supposed to address the nation and assuage a people angry with his policies, not entirely uncaring of the im...
By Upala Sen in

World  /  Published 20.04.19

Safety planners underestimated risk

The architect who oversaw the design of the fire safety system at Notre-Dame acknowledged that officials had misjudged how quickly a flame would ignite and spread through the cathedral, resulting in a...
By Katrin Bennhold, James Glanz and New York Times News Service in Paris

Opinion  /  Published 20.04.19

It's human imagination that creates cultural memory

When the National Museum of Brazil burnt down, it wiped out records of lost civilizations, parts of the history of a continent. But the fire at the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris that destroyed its ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 20.04.19

What Notre-Dame & Pulwama have in common

Would there have been the same outpouring of emotion in France if last Monday’s flames had devastated the Eiffel Tower and not Notre-Dame cathedral? Gustave Eiffel’s symbol of the art of modern en...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

World  /  Published 17.04.19

66 minutes: The frantic race to save Notre Dame

Fuelled by a lattice of centuries-old timbers, the fire moved hungrily across Notre Dame’s rooftop towards the cathedral’s iconic spire. It belched yellow smoke, spitting out gritty particles of w...
By AP in Paris

West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.19

Such a shock: Olympian

On Monday night, Joydeep Karmakar received a terse text message from his father-in-law — “Watch BBC”. Perplexed, the Olympian switched on the telly. The beautiful monument he visited in course o...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.19

French in Calcutta: She will be reborn from ashes

Fabrice PlançonDirector, Alliance Francaise du Bengale The Eiffel Tower may be better known to tourists but the Notre-Dame cathedral is much older. It is a symbol of artistic and technical excellence...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


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