HERITAGE BUILDINGS

  • Fire damages major portion of Shimla heritage building November 2, 2014

    Shimla: A major portion of a heritage building in this town, once the summer capital of the British India, was damaged in a devastating that fire broke out on Saturday night, officials said. There was no loss of life. The half-timbered Tudor style all-wooden frames and shingled eaves building currently houses...
  • Heritage conservationists up in arms over demolishing of 150-year-old iconic Balabrooie guest house for a club October 25, 2014

    Bangalore: The heritage conservationists and the civil society activists are up in the arms against Karnataka government's decision to demolish a 150 years old Balabrooie state guest house to make way for a swanky Legislators Club exclusively for the MLAs, MLCs and MPs. According to state government sources, the beautiful...
  • As Chennai celebrates 375th birthday week, time seems to have taken a toll on its heritage buildings August 19, 2014

    Chennai: As Chennai, the first modern city of India, will celebrate its 375th birthday this week, the time seemed to have taken a toll on city's heritage buildings as well. The Ripon building, Madras High Court, Central Station which are some of Chennai's iconic landmarks and also the visible symbols of...
  • Kolkata: Activists struggle to preserve heritage buildings January 22, 2013

    Kolkata: Deborshi Roy Chowdhary has seen his ancestral home, that dates back to the Mughals, bought and torn down. An apartment complex will now stand in place of his house, burying the history of one of the oldest zamindar families of Kolkata. And Roy Chowdhary is not alone. Kolkata is...
  • Heritage tag for Mumbai residential buildings sparks debate October 3, 2012

    Mumbai: The inclusion of old residential precincts of Mumbai in the recent heritage list has stirred up a controversy. The residents of BDD chawl have been living in conditions such as cracked walls, leaky pipelines and dismal interiors since the British era. Chawls fell into the kind of disarray that...
  • Hyderabad: Heritage buildings are sitting ducks July 2, 2012

    Hyderabad: Fire accidents have become a regular feature in the twin cities and the latest one at the Jubilee Hall on Sunday, has had officials in a tizzy. Officials at the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporations (GHMC) fire prevention wing admitted that most of the historical structures and monuments have neither...
  • Golden Temple: Smog's next casualty? April 26, 2007

    Amritsar (Punjab): The Golden Temple a most revered shrine for the Sikh community in the country is losing its polish. Yes according to a report, the 24 carat gold that covers the roof of the sanctum sanctorum is becoming a copper shade because of pollution. Says PPCB Executive Engineer, G...
  • Impact: Goa govt scraps mall plan April 16, 2007

    Panjim (Goa): There has been another victory of peoples movement in Goa, and there has been a climbdown by the Chief Minister to change the state's skyline. We respect people's sentiments, says Chief Minister Goa, Pratapsingh Rane. Rane has now announced the scrapping of plans to change a heritage building, built...
  • Saving Srinagar's oldworld charm November 4, 2006

    Srinagar: Heritage buildings in Kashmir are examples of a unique combination of Mughal, Persian and Kashmiri architectural influences. However, due to poor maintenance, most such buildings in the state are losing their beauty. But that may not be the case anymore. In the city, Jalali mansion is perhaps the only remaining...