Will Fort heritage mile meet its March deadline?; Tanvi Deshpande; The Hindu

Getting hawkers to agree to standardised signboards, evicting unlicensed hawkers are huge roadblocks…

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From those working in Yemen war zones to the ones conserving Mumbai’s heritage — WID 2020+ puts women architects in the spotlight; Deepali Nandwani; CNBC TV18


HECAR chose Mumbai as a venue for WID 2020+ due to its rich legacy of Victorian Gothic and Art Deco architecture and cultural tapestry. Get latest Unwind online at cnbctv18.com

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PWD bldg on HC premises to be renovated at Rs 3.5 cr; Yogesh Naik; Mumbai Mirror

The weakened portions in the interiors of the Grade I structure will be demolished and the damaged floorboards will make way for new ones; water tanks will be relocated…

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Buildings with UNESCO world heritage tag can now display signboards; Linah Baliga; Mumbai Mirror

Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee approves proposal as per the UN body’s notification.

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An Illustrated Guide To The Victorian Gothic Architecture of Mumbai; Rangeet Ghosh; Outlook India


Mumbai boasts of many significant buildings in 19th century Victorian Gothic style. Take a look…

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12 of the best opera venues around the world; Classic FM

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After UNESCO honour, Art Deco buildings to gain signages; Arita Sarkar; Mid-Day

The 94 heritage buildings in the Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai are all set to get explanatory plaques, maps, way-finder arrows and QR Codes…

Source: After UNESCO honour, Art Deco buildings to gain signages

‘Esplanade’s abused state is testament of its strength’; Fiona Fernandez; Mid-Day

Dr Christopher London, considered an expert on Kala Ghoda’s 147-year-old building of unique heritage value, now in controversy for IIT and MHADA’s pitch to tear it down, presents hard facts to argue why the cast-iron structure is built to survive…

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Mumbai: ICOMOS steps in to save Esplanade Mansion; Mohua Das; Times of India

After an IIT-Bombay audit report last month sounded the death knell for the 155-year-old Esplanade Mansion –formerly known as the Watson’s Hotel…

Source: Mumbai: ICOMOS steps in to save Esplanade Mansion | Mumbai News – Times of India

The Deccan Odyssey Train Review; Shaun Robertson; This Life In Trips

What’s it really like to take a luxury train in India? Read on for Shaun Robertson’s Deccan Odyssey Train Review, a luxury journey through Rajasthan.

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How to get a taste of Mumbai’s Art Deco heritage; Manu Shrivastava; Free Press Journal

On a lazy Sunday morning, Navi Mumbai-resident Aditi Mathur is up early to prepare a healthy, filling brunch for her in-laws arriving from Delhi for the summers. Aditi, in a bid to make the most of a precious Sunday, hurriedly flips through her favourite event listing site to book a tour for the in-laws.

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Cities got to work hard and play harder, this year; Shiny Varghese; Indian Express

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Art in concrete; Rachna Tyagi; The Week

Art deco buildings are Mumbai’s pride, but maintaining them has been a herculean task…

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An ode to heritage; Shehzin Shaikh; Magic Bricks

Art Deco structures in Mumbai need a helping hand, so that they continue to be a part of Mumbai’s skyline and don’t crumble under the pressure of urbanisation.

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Decoding Mumbai and the Rest of Maharashtra; Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero; Business Mirror

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How a citizen-led initiative in Mumbai led to an Unesco World Heritage site inscription; Vishwas Kulkarni; The National

‘The process of preservation and restoration cannot be perceived as something that is outsourced to the Indian government and heritage conservationists. It has to be a reciprocal process…

Source: How a citizen-led initiative in Mumbai led to an Unesco World Heritage site inscription

Victorian Gothic or Art Deco, Mumbai has always taken pride in its mash-up past; The Hindu

Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai have been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site…

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Mumbaiwale: Mumbai’s architectural styles and how to spot them; Rachel Lopez; Hindustan Times

South Mumbai’s Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings are now on Unesco’s World Heritage list. How do you identify which is which? Here’s how…

Source: Mumbaiwale: Mumbai’s architectural styles and how to spot them

Mumbai’s Victorian Gothic and Art Deco business district declared a Unesco World Heritage Site; Darryl D’Monte; Art Newspaper

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Mumbai’s Gothic and Art Deco architecture is added to Unesco’s World Heritage List; Alex Butler; Lonely Planet

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