Tag: Heritage buildings

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…

Razing of heritage buildings: Mayor to discuss with Yaduveer soon
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Razing of heritage buildings: Mayor to discuss with Yaduveer soon

February 10, 2019

Mysuru: In the context of Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar expressing his displeasure over the decision of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) to raze Devaraja Market and Lansdowne Building, Mayor Pushpalatha Jagannath has decided to meet Yaduveer soon and discuss on the matter. Speaking to the press, Pushpalatha said that experts had clearly opined that the two…

Irresponsible way we maintain our heritage buildings
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Irresponsible way we maintain our heritage buildings

September 18, 2018

By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief I was not surprised to read Vikram Muthanna’s column ‘In Black and White’ titled ‘India is beautiful, Indians make it ugly’ published on Saturday 15th September 2018. He has thoughtfully taken the picture of that magnificent entry gate to the Government Guest House facing Bengaluru-Mysuru Road near Ya Allah Mosque. It…

Hasten work on Lansdowne building
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Hasten work on Lansdowne building

April 23, 2017

Sir, India boasts of over 5,000 years of civilisation and rich heritage. Karnataka (the erstwhile Mysore State) is one of the front-runners in being an essential part and contributor to this heritage. While Bangalore, the new Bengaluru, is not only the capital of the State but also the IT capital of India, Mysuru, the Garden…

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