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Goa's Basilica of Bom Jesus to undergo restoration work

Goa's Basilica Of Bom Jesus To Be Closed For One Month From Nov 5 For Restoration Work

The state Water Resources Department will take up the work of levelling the place and ensure it does not get inundated in rains. The entry of tourists, pilgrims and parishioners will be banned during this period.

04 September 2022

Ajanta caves

Need To Control Footfall At Ajanta Caves To Preserve Its Paintings For Long Time: ASI Official

An ASI official has said that the footfall at the popular UNESCO world heritage site, Ajanta caves, needs to be abated amid growing concerns about the paintings inside.


CM Mamata Banerjee hiked the financial assistance for the state's Durga puja-organising club

Mamata Banerjee Hikes Financial Assistance For Durga Puja Clubs By Rs 10K

The Centre is not releasing funds for Bengal as a result of which the state is suffering. Despite that, Mamata has decided to increase financial assistance for puja committees.


Durga Puja, Kolkata, West Bengal

Top 10 Family Durga Pujas In Kolkata You Cannot Miss

While Kolkata gets ready to celebrate the annual Durga Puja - now inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - here is out top pick of the centuries old family pujas (bonedi...

19 September 2022

An idol of Durga being worked on at Kumartuli

A Team From UNESCO Will Visit Kolkata For Durga Puja This Year

The Durga Puja festival of Kolkata has been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity


Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee Hikes Donation For Durga Puja Clubs By Rs 10k

The Centre is not releasing funds for the state. Despite that, we will increase donations for the clubs from last year's Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000. We will also provide them a rebate of 60 per cent on the electricity bill.

22 August 2022

Garba dance

Gujarat's Garba Dance Nominated For UNESCO Intangible Heritage Tag

The country had received the honour of Kolkata's Durga Puja being inscribed on the coveted list at the committee's 16th session held at Paris, France.

28 August 2022

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A Lone Battle To Save A Unique Vedic Tradition From The Verge Of Disappearance

Launched in April this year, everyday at 6 am, Namboothiri takes lessons of traditional way of chanting of 'Jaiminiya Samaveda' for four young students belonging to Namboothiri-Brahmin families--teaching them the complex...

31 July 2022

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25 July 2022
Mumbai’s Century-Old Neral Matheran Train Is Likely To Resume Service After 3 Years

Mumbai’s Century-Old Neral Matheran Train Is Likely To Resume Service After 3 Years

The Neral-Matheran line falls under the United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) tentative list of World Heritage Sites


24 July 2022
Matheran's Popular Mini Train May Come Back On Track By 2022 End After Over Three-Year Break

Matheran's Popular Mini Train May Come Back On Track By 2022 End After Over Three-Year Break

The 20-km long narrow gauge Neral-Matheran train came to a grinding halt three years back as the railway line was severely damaged due to torrential rains and...


14 July 2022
‘Matter Of Pride For Every Indian’: Amit Shah Over Ahmedabad’s Inclusion In Time’s Greatest Places List

‘Matter Of Pride For Every Indian’: Amit Shah Over Ahmedabad’s Inclusion In Time’s Greatest Places List

Union Minister Amit Shah said since 2001, visionary ideas of PM Narendra Modi, the then CM of Gujarat, have laid the foundation for creating world-class...


11 July 2022
Kolkata's Durga Puja Organisers Hopeful Of Grand Celebrations

Kolkata's Durga Puja Organisers Hopeful Of Grand Celebrations

The member of the College Square Sarbojanin Durga Puja says there is a hunch that people will hit the streets in larger numbers  this time. Despite a recent...


09 July 2022
UNESCO Backs Ukrainian Borscht

UNESCO Backs Ukrainian Borscht

UNESCO inscribed the Culture of Ukrainian borscht cooking on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding this month


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08 July 2022
Notre Dame’s New Design Plan Includes A Cathedral, A New Park And An Underground Walkway

Notre Dame’s New Design Plan Includes A Cathedral, A New Park And An Underground Walkway

The project is being led by Belgian landscape architect, Bas Smets, along with a team of urban planning agency GRAU and architecture agency Neufville-Gayet


07 July 2022
India Elected To UNESCO Panel On Intangible Cultural Heritage

India Elected To UNESCO Panel On Intangible Cultural Heritage

The government has announced India's election to the Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO's 2003 Convention for the 2022-2026 cycle.


09 June 2022
8 Historical Bridges That Should Be On Your Bucketlist 

8 Historical Bridges That Should Be On Your Bucketlist 

Standing the test of time, these bridges are architectural marvels from time immemorial 


08 June 2022
In Pictures: Life Under Water

In Pictures: Life Under Water

Also called the lungs of the Earth, the oceans absorb 25% of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere


06 May 2022
Shah Predicts India Will Occupy Top Position Globally, 25 Years Hence

Shah Predicts India Will Occupy Top Position Globally, 25 Years Hence

It has gained respect internationally as a great power … when the country reaches 100th year of Independence, India will occupy the top position in the...


15 April 2022
Bihar Sends Fresh Proposal Seeking UNESCO's Heritage Tag For 2,500-Year-Old 'Cyclopean Wall'

Bihar Sends Fresh Proposal Seeking UNESCO's Heritage Tag For 2,500-Year-Old 'Cyclopean Wall'

The 40-km long Cyclopean Wall of Rajgir is believed to have been built in the pre-Mauryan era, using massive undressed stones.


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07 April 2022
National Monuments Authority Asks ASI To Place Ganesha Idols Inside Qutub Complex 'Respectfully'

National Monuments Authority Asks ASI To Place Ganesha Idols Inside Qutub Complex 'Respectfully'

The former MP said he had raised the issue with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) more than a year ago, but is yet to receive a response to his letter.


18 April 2022
Follow This Unesco Heritage Trail In Gujarat On Your Next Holiday 

Follow This Unesco Heritage Trail In Gujarat On Your Next Holiday 

Planning your next holiday to Gujarat? Here is a handy guide to the state’s rich architectural heritage 


30 March 2022
Meghalaya’s Living Root Bridges Find A Spot In Unesco’s Tentative List 

Meghalaya’s Living Root Bridges Find A Spot In Unesco’s Tentative List 

The architectural marvels have now made it to Unesco World Heritage Sites’ tentative list 


21 March 2022
The City Rises Like Needles

The City Rises Like Needles

In the asphalt jungle, where broken hearts go haywire, tall buildings look like lighted postboxes where people fold themselves like paper into envelopes.


21 March 2022
Poems About Buying The Rainbow, Meeting One’s Soul, And The Futility Of War

Poems About Buying The Rainbow, Meeting One’s Soul, And The Futility Of War

What if you went out to purchase a rainbow, but were instead sold out to its beauty? How exactly can one meet one’s soul? Why must there be a war?


15 March 2022
These Are The Cultural Treasures Under Threat Of Destruction In Ukraine

These Are The Cultural Treasures Under Threat Of Destruction In Ukraine

Medieval monuments in ancient cities, priceless art, world heritage sites - Ukraine has a vast trove of cultural treasures which are all under threat as Russia...


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