InterGlobe Foundation and Aga Khan Trust for Culture announce the launch of “Celebrating Rahim”: Book on Abdur Rahim Khan-I-Khanan’s literature and life

New Delhi: Celebrating Rahim: InterGlobe Foundation, the philanthropic arm of InterGlobe Enterprises, in association with Aga Khan Trust for Culture today announced the launch of the book “Celebrating Rahim”. The book comprising in-depth archival research on the life of Abdur Rahim Khan and his dohas and poetry is a part of joint conservation and culture…

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: Vice-President visits Qutb Shahi Tombs — Siasat com|In this complex 75 structures are existing in including 23 mosques which needs 10 years to restore

Vice President of India Hamid Ansari, along with Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, visited Qutb Shahi Tombs today and enquired about Architecture, Significance of the monuments as part of his two days visit to Hyderabad. He asked the Government and Aghakhan foundation to explore the possibility of attracting tourists to this spot as these structures do not…

400-year-old plaster patterns found in chamber of Nizamuddin tomb|Watch video on past Nizamuddin Mela – Anual fair

Lotus Pond: Within the Sundar Nursery area stand several Mughal-era structures. Conservation works on Lakkarwala Burj, Sunderwala Burj, Mughal Pavilion, Arched Platform, Grave Platforms were completed in earlier years.  In 2014, conservation works have focused on the completion of conservation works on Sundarwala Mahal and Lotus Pond. Humayun’s Tomb Site MuseumThe architecture of the Museum…

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…