Category: India

Art of Building: See the best built environment photos for 2021; Rod Sweet; Global Construction Review

Photo: Rahaman Hossein

Two photographers have each won £1,500 after they took the top prizes in the Chartered Institute of Building’s (CIOB) The Art of Building competition. Russian photographer Mikhail Proskalov scooped the Judges’ Choice prize for his aerial photograph of the cloud-enveloped pinnacle of the Lakhta Centre in St Petersburg, captured using drone technology.

Source: Art of Building: See the best built environment photos for 2021 – Global Construction Review

Possible neotectonic activity behind collapse of Konark Temple: IIT researchers; Hindustan Times

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The exact date and reason for the collapse of the Konark Temple is shrouded in mystery. Even though it is difficult to ascertain how long the temple stood the test of time, there are many speculations on this.

Source: Possible neotectonic activity behind collapse of Konark Temple: IIT researchers

The rhino that became an icon for peace; Geetanjali Krishna & Sally Howard; BBC

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In a pocket of north Indian wilderness, the rhino is helping to bring peace and pride back to a community healing from ethnic conflict.

Source: The rhino that became an icon for peace

Ramappa making no progress; Adepu Mahender; Hans India

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Is the euphoria surrounding Ramappa temple fading after it was inscribed as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site? It appears so.

Source: Ramappa making no progress

Weekend restrictions on visits at Hampi; Deccan Herald

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The government has imposed weekend restrictions at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hampi, considering a spike in Covid-19 cases. “Temples and monuments under the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday”.

Source: Weekend restrictions on visits at Hampi

Ooty toy train: All you need to know about the classy trip through enchating hills; On Manorama

Photo: On Manorama

Though there are several scenic spots in the hill station, all tourists vouch that nothing can beat the excitement of travelling in the toy train of Ooty.

Source: Ooty toy train: All you need to know about the classy trip through enchating hills

Photo exhibition highlights friendship between Vietnamese and Indian capitals; Viet Reader

Photo: Vietnam Plus

A photo exhibition themed “Delhi- Hanoi – the bridge of friendship” is taking place at the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC) in Hanoi from January 5-8.The exhibition aims to mark the 50th Anniversary of Vietnam-India Diplomatic Relations (January 7, 1972-2022) and is also part of a series of events commemorating the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence, known as “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”.

Source: Photo exhibition highlights friendship between Vietnamese and Indian capitals

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway: Snow-clad Indian Railways’ Ghum station becomes popular among tourists; Devanjana Nag; Financial Express

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For the benefit of tourists, Indian Railways is running several tourist trains including Vistadome train services in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway network.

Source: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway: Snow-clad Indian Railways’ Ghum station becomes popular among tourists; see pics

Bypass road sought around Gangaikondacholapuram on Tiruchi-Chidambaram NH; S Ganesan; The Hindu

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Concern over impact of pollution and movement of heavy vehicles on the temple complex…

Source: Bypass road sought around Gangaikondacholapuram on Tiruchi-Chidambaram NH

The heritage high, hype and hyperbole of Ramappa Temple; Serish Nanisetti; The Hindu

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In 2021, the 800-year-old Ramappa Temple finally made it to an elite group of world heritage sites including that of UNESCO…

Source: The heritage high, hype and hyperbole of Ramappa Temple

Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram; Telangana Today

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A monument complex popularly known as Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram is positioned on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal.

Source: Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram

10 historic sites to visit in India this New Year; Panchali Dey; India Times

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10 historic sites to visit in India this New Year. More on Times Travel.

Source: 10 historic sites to visit in India this New Year

Explained: The Great Living Chola Temples; Telangana Today

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The Great Living Chola Temples is a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation for a group of Chola dynasty-era Hindu temples deep in the southern State of Tamil Nadu.

Source: Explained: The Great Living Chola Temples

Chronicles in stone; Rohini Ramakrishnan; The Hindu

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The three Great Living Chola temples are testimony to “the brilliant achievements of the Chola in architecture, sculpture, painting and bronze casting”, says the UNESCO.

Source: Chronicles in stone

Tea gardens, colonial heritage and a Netaji connection at Kurseong; Amitabha Gupta; Telegraph India

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Overshadowed by the more popular Darjeeling, this hilltop town has just as much charm and history…

Source: Tea gardens, colonial heritage and a Netaji connection at Kurseong

Top 10 places to visit in Madhya Pradesh; Himanshu Bindroo; Samachar Live

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Madhya Pradesh is known for its jungles and their breathtaking beauty, let’s take a look at some of the best places to visit in Madhya Pradesh!

Source: Top 10 places to visit in Madhya Pradesh – Samachar Live

Monument Of Love: Man Builds Wife Replica Taj Mahal For Their New Home; Meghan Yani; Everything GP

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Featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! After three years of work, Anand Prakash Chouksey presented his wife of 27 years with a new home-build replicating the Taj Mahal!

Source: Monument Of Love: Man Builds Wife Replica Taj Mahal For Their New Home

These stunning pictures of places to visit in Delhi will leave you mesmerised; Priya Srivastava; India Times

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There are plenty of fascinating places to visit in Delhi. The national capital is dotted with a multitude of architectural wonders, historical buildings, and monuments. From museums and heritage monuments to gardens and colourful localities—the city will keep you engaged and entertained throughout!Let’s have a look at incredible pictures of Delhi that will make you want to visit it once.

Source: These stunning pictures of places to visit in Delhi will leave you mesmerised

Best Places to Visit in South India this 2022; amitsh053; Desidime

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Himalayan park authorities step up vigil fearing wildlife vulnerability; On Manorama

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The Himachal Pradesh wildlife wing staff have started working overtime to protect the species from poachers, largely local.

Source: Himalayan park authorities step up vigil fearing wildlife vulnerability

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