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Bengaluru Heritage Park to come up at Bugle Rock Park

September 1, 2011 Meera Iyer 0

INTACH Bangalore invites you to the Foundation stone-laying ceremony of Bengaluru Parampareya Udyaana (Bangalore Heritage Park), a one-of-its-kind, open air, garden museum showcasing urban heritage. It was conceived of as a theme park by »

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Thoughts on World heritage day

April 12, 2011 Meera Iyer 1

The idea of a day set aside to commemorate the world’s heritage – a day on which to highlight the efforts required to protect and conserve heritage and to underscore »

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Heritage vs development

February 28, 2011 Meera Iyer 3

The Hindu carried an interesting editorial late last year on developing heritage cities in India. Most people don’t associate Bengaluru with heritage. While it is true that Bangalore has only »

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Introduction to Bangalore’s tanks

September 23, 2010 Meera Iyer 0

INTACH’s Parichay at Kudlu earlier this week started off most unusually – with a sacrifice. As one group of people assembled near the Muneshwara temple in Kudlu, waiting for the »

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Visvesvaraya, an uncommon man

September 9, 2010 Meera Iyer 0

"Uplands" in High Grounds, Bangalore became the residence of Sir MV after his retirement.  When the owner wanted the bungalow, he shifted to No. 5, Cubbon Road, a small bungalow »

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Children have royal fun on day out

July 25, 2010 Meera Iyer 0

The last week was a busy one for INTACHers, what with two heritage walks back-to-back, besides a lot of parleys and planning for a forthcoming event (you’ll hear more about »

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Old tank excavated in Ulsoor

July 5, 2010 Meera Iyer 1

Courtesy: Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). It isn’t often that an old structure gets added to the cityscape but exactly this happened two months ago when »

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Where exactly is this memorial?

June 28, 2010 Meera Iyer 0

Courtesy: Meera Iyer. This memorial in Koramangala is supposed to mark the spot where a daughter-in-law is said to have died for the sake of our city many, many years »