Heritage
Citizenmatters.in chronicles the History and Heritage of Bangalore City. Read about Bangalore's Historical Places, Heritage Buildings and Monuments.
Dec 07 2016
INSIGHTS INTO ARCHITECTURE
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Krupa Rajangam
Open Day by Bangalore Architects, River Hope’s fourth annual event, makes the city’s best known architecture firms and projects open to the public.
Dec 05 2016
CITY IDOLS INITIATIVE
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Raghav C Madhukar
A 15-year-old student’s urge to know more about the people after whom the city's streets and parks are named has led to an important local history initiative. Ashoka Youth Venture Fellow Raghav Madhukar shares more about the project.
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Nov 18 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
On a road trip to Mysore, I spotted this beautiful old house being demolished:   One can see the beautiful facade of the building (a porch was demolished some years earlier)...and the deer above the window. We seem to be destroying...
Nov 17 2016
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
Radio Active 90.4MHz
Channapttana toys are unique to Karnataka, and are world-famous. What do artisans feel about the future of this art?
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Oct 16 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
On the 15th of October, 2016, as my friends and I were returning from a nature and birding trip to Nandi Hills, we saw these Yakshagana artistes on the road back (which is also the road from the airport into the city.) That was the goddess...
Aug 08 2016
VENKATAPPA ART GALLERY
Shree D N
As the controversy regarding Venkatappa Art Gallery slowly fades away, artists are hoping to help the government in making the Gallery an active tourist spot.
Apr 18 2016
INTACH HERITAGE AWARDS 2016
Meera Iyer
INTACH announces the winners of the 2nd edition of the Heritage Awards, set up to bring attention and recognition to buildings of heritage value in Bengaluru.
Apr 06 2016
DAY TRIP AROUND BENGALURU: ARTHIPURA
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Vanila Balaji
ASI Bangalore is working on archaeological excavations of ancient Jaina vestiges at Arthipura near Kokkare Bellur. Vanila Balaji shares a snapshot.
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Mar 23 2016
PRESERVING BENGALURU'S HERITAGE BUNGALOWS
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Benjamin Mathews John
A recent INTACH study showed that almost 45% of Bengaluru's heritage buildings have been lost to development. So what can be done to preserve our colonial inheritance?
Mar 09 2016
Blog: Everyday City
    How do you begin to like Bangalore when you have moved here from elsewhere? I remember when we first came here 8 years ago, I yearned for anything that would remind me of Bombay, where I grew up - or of Chennai which was where we had...
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Feb 23 2016
BEFORE CITB BECAME BDA
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T N Seetharam
"Everyone will buy cars... Traffic jams will start" - A visionary had predicted Bengaluru's problems 40 years ago.
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Feb 13 2016
2ND ANNUAL INTACH HERITAGE AWARDS
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News Desk
INTACH is calling for entries for the 2nd edition of its Heritage Awards. If you know of old buildings in Bengaluru which deserve to be recognised, don't miss nominating them.
Feb 01 2016
A TRIBUTE TO NAMMA BENGALURU
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Ganga Madappa
Bengaluru has become a melting pot of cultures. Have a look at these videos that beautifully capture the changing culturescape of the city.
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Feb 01 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Having read this article in the Hindu, dated September 28th 2008 and also enjoyed this article by my friend Adarsh Raju about the trees and the temple , written on July 15th 2015, I'd wanted to visit this heritage site for some time. On January...
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Jan 21 2016
BENGALURU'S DISAPPEARING PROFESSIONS
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News Desk
Do you remember the knife sharpeners, kulfi walas/ice cream carts, salt sellers, son papadi sellers, metalware repairmen, etc of yesteryear? Collaborate with us to document their stories.
Dec 15 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Looking up is always as much of a delight as looking around.  
Nov 20 2015
REMEMBERING SIR C V RAMAN
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Pavan Kulkarni
Towards the last years of his life, C V Raman developed bitter feelings towards political leadership. On the deathbed, this atheist remembered Mahatma Gandhi. More on the last days of C V Raman's life.
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Nov 07 2015
REMEMBERING SIR C V RAMAN
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Pavan Kulkarni
C V Raman establishes Raman Research Institute with the savings of his life. He also chases many of his passions and works on sound, light and diamonds.
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Oct 30 2015
REMEMBERING SIR C V RAMAN
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Pavan Kulkarni
Part 2 of the series exploring Sir CV Raman’s legacy: Raman takes over the reins of IISc. He soon invites Max Born to Bengaluru. He also initiates other reforms, setting off a chain of events that eventually cost him the directorship.
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Oct 23 2015
REMEMBERING SIR C V RAMAN
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Pavan Kulkarni
In this four-part series, we explore the relationship between C V Raman and the city of Bengaluru - his life and work here, that gave the city many of its famous landmarks. This part explores early life and C V Raman's journey to Bengaluru.
Oct 08 2015
BUILDERS OF BENGALURU
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News Desk
A new book on German architect Otto Koenigsberger, traces his contribution to Bengaluru. Read an excerpt from the book describing his work on the KR Pavilion, City Bus Terminus and Municipal Swimming Pool.
Sep 15 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
A house made of glass That belongs to times past. Dreaming in the sunshine In a world now paced rather fast. The sun, however, rises Just as it used to do When people from other shores Walked around and watched the...
Jul 25 2015
A NIGHT AROUND TIPU'S FORT
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Akshatha M and Holly Thorpe
How did they paint Bengaluru’s most important historical fort red, just in one night? Why the heritage party? What really went on?
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Jul 09 2015
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
Many creatures that are depicted in Hindu mythology are inspired by nature. As Deepa Mohan talks about some of them, she reminds us of the importance of feeling the nature around us as we go about our daily lives.
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Jun 18 2015
OORU HABBA, THE FESTIVAL OF THE VILLAGE
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Ganga Madappa and Perumal Venkatesan
In early June, the village of Mavalli, close to Lalbagh, was witness to Ooru Habba. Celebrated once in three years, the festival is a call to invoke the blessings of the resident deity, Mariamma. Here are some snapshots from this year’s edition of the festival.
Apr 23 2015
BENGALURU, THEN AND NOW
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Rahul Ravi
Have you ever visualised how the cityscape has changed through the years? Here's a look at some iconic pictures of Bengaluru and what they have evolved to today.
 
 

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