Delhi’s Aga Khan heritage — Live Mint com |A mammoth undertaking to restore and develop Delhi’s Nizamuddin will end this time next year…

A mammoth undertaking to restore and develop Delhi’s Nizamuddin will end this time next year. How has it transformed one of the most historic and touristy areas of the country?

The Sundar Burj as it looks today. Photographs by Ramesh Pathania-MintThe Sundar Burj as it looks today. Photographs by Ramesh Pathania/Mint

This could be the closest thing to paradise. Here, the world is all grass and birds, air and sky. Sunflowers sway gently in the afternoon breeze. Tiny manicured gardens are laid out one after the other. Stone benches are placed discreetly behind green hedges—just the place for lovers wanting to hide from prying eyes. There are water pools, an amphitheatre and a long water channel with walkways on either side. In the distance, a kite suns itself on the dome of a small monument.

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German Ambassador Michael Steiner inaugurates Chausath Khamba in Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti: a grant provided by Germany and restored by Aga Khan Trust for Culture and partners

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India: Australian Foreign Minister Julie Isabel Bishop pledges funding the Aga Khan Foundation for child nutrition at Nizamuddin Basti

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Isabel Bishop

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Take a walk back in time at Nizamuddin Basti — Indian Express com article by Sumegha Gulati

Poet Ghalib’s grave, Mazar-e-Ghalib, is part of the tour.

Poet Ghalib’s grave, Mazar-e-Ghalib, is part of the tour.

 Community-managed toilets at Nizamuddin basti show the way — The Hindu com / – also read and watch video on NDTV com

Community toilet complex

The community toilet complex at Nizamuddin basti then and now. PHOTOS: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT and R.V. MOORTHY

Nizamuddin Basti to host cultural festival – The Hindu com news on ‘Apni Basti Mela’ organised by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture with Cultural Ministry

Heritage walks through Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti will be led by local youth trained under the Aga Khan Trust. They will be flagged off by Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna this Thursday.
Heritage walks through Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti will be led by local youth trained under the Aga Khan Trust. They will be flagged off by Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna this Thursday.

Chasing Khusro – by Omar Rashid at The Hindu com on the sufi and the oldest printed dictionary

Amir Khusro
 Amir Khusro – The Hindu

A teacher and former journalist feeds his Khusro imagination to the hilt

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