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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,…

MLA seeks status report of all heritage buildings in city
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MLA seeks status report of all heritage buildings in city

August 10, 2019

Mysuru: The continuous rainfall in Mysuru that has created havoc in Mysuru seems to have woken up representatives of people in city who are now going on an inspection spree to assess the misery caused by the recent rains. Chamaraja constituency MLA L. Nagendra, who inspected Sarawathipuram Fire Brigade, a part of which had collapsed…

MCC’s move on two historic buildings: Furore on Facebook
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MCC’s move on two historic buildings: Furore on Facebook

February 18, 2019

By Gouri Satya,  Sr.Journalist The decision of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) to knock-down the two historic buildings — the Lansdowne Building and the Devaraja Market — has resulted in immense consternation on the social media platform with many netizens expressing their condemnation of the decision taken by the MCC without consulting the stakeholders or expert…

MCC move to raze Lansdowne Building, Devaraja Market
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MCC move to raze Lansdowne Building, Devaraja Market

February 15, 2019

Heritage panel writes to Chief Secretary opposing demolition Mysuru: Members of the State Government-appointed Heritage Expert Committee (HEC) have written to State Chief Secretary T.M. Vijay Bhaskar opposing the Mysuru City Corporation’s move to demolish Devaraja Market and Lansdowne Building and pave way for new commercial complexes. The members have opined that the MCC’s move…

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