Sands of Time

Manvendra Singh

An enduring desert saga stretching from Mallani to the Maghreb

An Objective Portrait of Mumbai

Tasneem Zakaria Mehta tells the cultural history of the city through 101 stories from the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum. The author talks about her aesthetic obsession in a conversation Open

The Good Orientalists

India would be a poorer place without the work of British archaeologists

It’s God’s Gold, Sorry

No government has the right to take away what’s given to the deity

Kanchipuram: The City of a Thousand Temples

Why Kanchipuram deserves World Heritage status

A Temple Lost and Found

The discovery last month of a set of ancient ruins in Bhubaneswar and the damage done to it raise questions about how development work is undertaken around heritage sites

Beauty As Investment

Cultural capitalism and the dividends of aesthetics

A Walk Down Memory Lane

One of India’s most romanticised streets in history is being restored and given back to pedestrians

Regaining Hampi

An ambitious restoration project aims to breathe life into the ruins of the Vijayanagara empire

Yuletide in Kolkata

The Company and the Raj may be long gone, but certain things have not changed at all


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