“Chaunsath Khambha to stand tall again” – The Indian Express article which says Aga Khan Trust for Culture is restoring this unusually structured tomb in Nizamuddin Basti, dome by dome

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture is restoring this unusually structured tomb in Nizamuddin Basti, dome by dome. Tucked in the narrow lanes of Nizamuddin Basti, a seventeenth-century monument — Chaunsath Khambha — is in the process of regaining its lost glory. Under the careful ministrations of a group of engineers, architects and craftsmen, this…

‘Nizamuddin station also in for a revamp’ – The Indian Express article which says Railways is also in talks with the Aga Khan Foundation to finalise the plan for the makeover

The Sarai Kale Khan-end of the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station, which has been in shambles for many years now, is set for a heritage facelift. The Delhi Division of the Northern Railway has drawn up a beautification plan for the Nizamuddin railway station on the Sarai Kale Khan ISBT side. Read full article on The…

Nizamuddin park gets a makeover – The Times of India article

NEW DELHI: A socio-economic survey of Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti in 2008 revealed that less that 2% of the local population visited parks. The fact that parks of over 5 acres surrounded the basti did little to stir people’s interest. In order to overcome this mindset, a newly landscaped park was inaugurated by additional CP Ajay…

National Culture Fund and HUDCO Sign MoU to Create Website on Heritage and Disaster Management and Other Heritage Initiatives – Gov. India Press release

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for forging partnership between National Culture Fund (NCF) and Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) for heritage initiatives was signed here today in the presence of the Minister of Culture and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja. Through a series of meetings and deliberations with NCF, HUDCO has outlined…

AN AGED, PRIZED HERITAGE – Conservation in Delhi needs to embrace its many pasts – by Ananya Vajpeyi at Telegraph India com

In the Delhi of my childhood, practically every new middle-class residential neighbourhood abutted a small village of considerable historical age. Concrete houses and mud huts, Ambassador cars and buffaloes, tarred roads and unpaved lanes, tiny private gardens and sections of the original Ridge forest, all coexisted in more or less shared localities. We were told…

Two News stories in ‘The Hindu Com’ on Nizamuddin Basti and Aga Khan Trust for culture regarding community health and the Urdu play

Striking a healthy chord! bySmriti Kak Ramachandran The Hindu Community workers in action. Community health programme ‘Sehat Aapaa’ identifies women and children in need of medical intervention Read full story on The Hindu com Delhi’s history to come alive on stage by Madhur ankha International philanthropic organisation Aga Khan Trust for Culture, in collaboration with…

Archaeological Survey of India and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture are planning the country’s first specially designed interpretation centre for the World Heritage site says the Hindu com news

Delhi to get its first sunken museum By Smriti Kak Ramachandran *****   An artist’s impression of the sunken interpretation centre linking three historic sites — Humayun’s Tomb, Sundar Nursery and Nizamuddin Basti. The Capital will have its first sunken interpretation centre linking three historic sites — Humayun’s Tomb, Sundar Nursery and Nizamuddin Basti —…