Tag: Heritage buildings

Mayor visits Devaraja Market
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Mayor visits Devaraja Market

February 7, 2020

Says demolition best choice: Proposal will be sent to Government on Monday Mysore/Mysuru: The  Mysuru City Corporation (MCC), which is hell-bent on demolishing the century-old Devaraja Market and the tenants, who are paying rent to the MCC for shops and slots in the Market are set for another showdown over the issue of demolition.  The…

Government House Heritage Arch conservation works begin
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Government House Heritage Arch conservation works begin

December 17, 2019

Mysuru: Following reports that the unscientific widening of the Bengaluru-Nilgiris Road (B.N. Road) has endangered the Heritage Arch at the entrance of the Government Guest House in Nazarbad, the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) began the civil works for erection of safety grills to the Arch this morning. The District Special Heritage Committee headed by the…

Heritage monument mapping begins in Varuna
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Heritage monument mapping begins in Varuna

December 8, 2019

Mysuru: The Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage has embarked on a survey to map and document nearly 25,000 historical structures in Karnataka to update the list of protected monuments. As of now, the list has only 844 structures with many historically important monuments missing out.  The exercise will cover Temples, forts, Dargahs, Mosques, palaces,…

An apology of a Fence
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An apology of a Fence

November 4, 2019

Mysuru’s heritage properties are victimised by modern expansion, official apathy, lack of concern and a total lack of knowledge about the structures built by the erstwhile Wadiyars. These properties are, however, crucial in helping Mysureans to connect with their past. While the heritage structures that dot the city get some attention, the least attention is…

Mysore’s beautiful Arches and Gateways now an eyesore
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Mysore’s beautiful Arches and Gateways now an eyesore

September 29, 2019

Mysuru: Apart from being home to many heritage buildings and structures of historical and architectural value, Mysuru is also known for its majestic arches, pillars and gateways. These architectural marvels, which are a treat to watch, are the gifts from Wadiyars, the erstwhile rulers of Mysuru. Having given importance to art and culture, Wadiyars made…

Minister for protection of heritage buildings
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Minister for protection of heritage buildings

September 29, 2019

Mysuru: Speaking to reporters after inaugurating the expo at JSS Urban Haat, Tourism Minister C.T. Ravi disclosed that he had sought funds from the Union Government to protect over 180 heritage buildings in city, all of which have historical importance of decades.  He added that he had appealed the Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel…

An Architect’s View: Aesthetic wooden staircases
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An Architect’s View: Aesthetic wooden staircases

September 7, 2019

By Prof. D.S. Ramakrishna Rao, Design Chair, Mysore School of Architecture There are many reasons why wooden staircases are still being used today after being in history for such a long time. Apart from being aesthetically pleasing for interiors by providing a warm, earthy ambience by displaying its beautiful wooden grain, it has certain structural…

Stairs of Yore
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Stairs of Yore

September 7, 2019

By M.B. Pavan Murthy A perfect stair case can transform a space, add value and be a real wow-factor for a building. A set of bespoke wooden stairs is a fantastic option, adding a touch of freshness, functionality and natural beauty. The freshness of a wooden finish is a trend that will never fall out…

How to cure our officials from MAFA disease?
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How to cure our officials from MAFA disease?

August 12, 2019

You are warned. These heritage buildings will collapse ! It seems our Government officials are suffering from a disease called MAFA. An abbreviation, acronym for an official mindset of Indian bureaucrats coined by N.R.  Narayana Murthy of Infosys. MAFA means ‘Mistaking Articulation For Accomplishment.’ Meaning, these officials think just by perpetually talking about a problem,…

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