Minister Alphons defends handing over Red Fort to private company, says it will help tourism — By Jeevan Prakash Sharma on Hindustan Times com

The Union tourism ministry’s decision last week to hand over the iconic Red Fort to a leading corporate group, Dalmia Bharat, under its ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme to ensure more pleasant experience for tourists in terms of amenities available to them, triggered a furore with the Congress accusing the government of bartering away symbols of…

Inauguration of the Sunder Nursery, New Delhi — AKDN Press Release

New Delhi, India, 21 February 2018 – Sunder Nursery, a new 90-acre (36 hectare) city park in New Delhi, was officially inaugurated today by Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, and His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development…

Nizamuddin Basti, Delhi: Searching sites to construct three parking lots: Watch Archnet video on renovation,socio-economic and cultural initiatives

LG wants SDMC to identify parking space—- DNA India com L-G Anil Baijal (in purple) directed that all projects should be completed by the year end Lieutanant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday directed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to explore the feasibility of construction of three parking lots on identified sites in the peripheral…

2 years on, gilded finial back in Humayun Tomb’s crown — Tribune India com

  A combo picture shows restored 18-ft-long finial atop the Humayun Tomb in New Delhi; and (right) the original one. PTI   New Delhi, May 8 In a first-of-its-kind restoration, a team of experts brought traditional craftsmanship with industrial precision to return the gilded finial to 16th century Humayun Tomb here after the iconic mausoleum’s…

Dr. Mahesh Sharma Unveils Gold Finial at Humayun Tomb — Orissa Diary com

New Delhi: Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (I/C) and Civil Aviation unveiled the restored 18 feet tall Finial at Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi today as part of the ongoing conservation effort. Shri Rakesh Tiwari, DG, ASI, Shri Ratish Nanda, CEO, Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Shri Bhaskar Bhat, MD,…

India: Pollution could deface monuments — Hindu com

Combined assault of severe air pollution and acid rain could destroy facade of buildings, say experts Structural damage to the Taj Mahal’s white surface is more visible, unlike the damage done to the surface of Humayun’s Tomb (in picture) or the Parliament.Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma They may have stood the test of time, but Delhi’s…

Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) India CEO speaks on far-ranging impact of heritage restoration — The Ismaili on Ratish Nanda at Ismaili Centre.London

London, 25 September 2015 — Ratish Nanda, CEO of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, India spoke on Rethinking Conservation: AKTC Projects in India at the Ismaili Centre, London. Dr David Taylor, Director of the AKU Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, thanks Ratish Nanda for his presentation. Ismaili Council for the UK During…

Restoring mughal magnificence — The Statesman com India|The heritage sites could not only sustain themselves but could become catalysts for the revitalisation of historic districts

Humayun Tomb (…) Around the same time, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture set out to prove that heritage sites could not only sustain themselves but could become catalysts for the revitalisation of historic districts. It  began by restoring the gardens of Humayun’s Tomb as a gift to India from His Highness, the Aga Khan,…

Humayun’s Tomb unburied — The Hindu com on documentation film on Discovery Channel to telecast on July 27 for Indian public

Before undertaking conservation works a significant archival research programme was initiated. The necropolis of Mughal dynasty, the Humayun’s Tomb, built in the 1560s, stands revealed basking in its regained grandeur amidst the frantic activity of the modern Delhi. The regained charm of this Mughal monument will now be revealed in a show titled ‘Revealed: Humayun’s…

Nila Gumbad reunited with the Humayun’s Tomb complex — India Today

Nila Gumbad, the beautiful blue-tiled tomb Nila Gumbad, the beautiful blue-tiled tomb, has finally been reunited with the Humayun’s Tomb complex. After nearly nine years, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) has been able to close the 15-feet-wide road that cuts through the complex, leading to isolation and decay of the blue tomb. Every…