Meera Iyer
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 21 2015
INTACH HERITAGE AWARDS 2015 - LIST OF WINNERS
Small_list_mahila_sewa_samaja__winner_-_private__institutional___category
Meera Iyer
INTACH recognises heritage buildings in Bengaluru on the basis of maintenance, architectural integrity and value to the cityscape at the first edition of the Heritage Awards.
Sep 02 2011
Blog: The olden eye
INTACH Bangalore invites you to the Foundation stone-laying ceremony of Bengaluru Parampareya Udyaana (Bangalore Heritage Park), a one-of-its-kind, open air, garden museum showcasing urban heritage. It was conceived of as a theme...
Apr 13 2011
Blog: The olden eye
The idea of a day set aside to commemorate the world’s heritage – a day on which to highlight the efforts required to protect and conserve heritage and to underscore its vulnerability – was first mooted by the International Council...
1
Mar 01 2011
Blog: The olden eye
The Hindu carried an interesting editorial late last year on developing heritage cities in India. Most people don’t associate Bengaluru with heritage. While it is true that Bangalore has only a few monumental historic buildings like –...
3
Feb 14 2011
Blog: The olden eye
Small_list_seshadriturahalli
Two different heritage-related events took place last weekend. The first was an INTACH Parichay which took place on Saturday, 29 January, at Shivajinagar. About 20 of us gathered at St Mary’s Basilica and then gradually made our way towards...
2
Sep 24 2010
Blog: The olden eye
Small_list_img_2634
INTACH's Parichay at Kudlu earlier this week started off most unusually - with a sacrifice. As one group of people assembled near the Muneshwara temple in Kudlu, waiting for the Parichay (heritage walk) to begin, another set of people had gathered...
Sep 10 2010
Blog: The olden eye
"Uplands" in High Grounds, Bangalore became the residence of Sir MV after his retirement.  When the owner wanted the bungalow, he shifted to No. 5, Cubbon Road, a small bungalow placed at his disposal by the Mysore Government...
Aug 12 2010
PROTEST AGAINST ROAD-WIDENING
Small_list_pic_0
Meera Iyer
A dialogue and consultation held to discuss the loss of heritage in Whitefield due to indiscriminate road-widening had residents of the area speaking fervently about the need to safeguard their unique legacy.
1
Jul 26 2010
Blog: The olden eye
Small_list_seca-mi-intach1
The last week was a busy one for INTACHers, what with two heritage walks back-to-back, besides a lot of parleys and planning for a forthcoming event (you'll hear more about it soon). Saturday's Parichay (as our heritage walks are...
Jul 06 2010
Blog: The olden eye
Small_list_ulsoorkalyani1
It isn’t often that an old structure gets added to the cityscape but exactly this happened two months ago when the Muzrai Department excavated the old tank associated with the Someshwara Temple in Ulsoor. A cowshed stood at the...
1
Apr 15 2010
INTACH HERITAGE WALK
Small_list_her-gavipura-intach-walk
Meera Iyer
On the occasion of World Heritage Day, April 18th, INTACH Bangalore is organising a project-based dialogue at Gavipura. MLAs, newly elected councillors and local citizens will take part.
Mar 10 2010
OLDEST SWETAMBER JAIN TEMPLE AUCTION
Small_list_jain_temple_pic_0
Meera Iyer
The temple's Trust members decided that the temple should be rebuilt in the same location to accommodate its ever-growing devotees. Artefacts are being auctioned today at ITC Windsor.
May 19 2009
METRO ALIGNMENT: NANDA ROAD
Small_list_ifr-vijaykumar_sivasailam-may9
Meera Iyer
Some citizens believe Metro will help, while others continue to protest against the tree felling and the lack of transparency and democracy in Metro decisions. Meanwhile the project document raises many questions.
4
Apr 23 2009
BATTLEGROUND LALBAGH
Small_list_env-lalbagh-west-gate
Meera Iyer
People protest against BMRCL’s recent move to cut down trees at Lalbagh for its Metro project. Read all about the saga, proposed alternatives and the legal angle.
5
Mar 17 2009
HARINI NAGENDRA
Small_list_env-harini-nagendra
Meera Iyer
Meet Harini Nagendra, a young city-based ecologist who can answer your questions on Bangalore’s disappearing tree cover and its implications.
1
Feb 16 2009
PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS
Small_list_env-totalbags
Meera Iyer
Local retails chains are adopting ‘biodegradable’ plastic bags. Are these really eco-friendly? Meanwhile, one local trader shows there are simpler alternatives.
14
Nov 04 2008
HAZARDOUS DISPOSAL
Small_list_workman-clearing-roadside-dump
Meera Iyer
The waste has been traced to Apollo Hospitals. Both Apollo and its waste contractor denied the dumping.
1
Oct 01 2008
WIDE ANGLE
Small_list_lakeside-habitat-apartment-cover
Meera Iyer
If you wonder about Bangalore, how the city used to be and where it is headed, this is the piece you must read. Despite divisions, the city appears to be miraculously free of the fatalism seen elsewhere.
8
Jul 31 2008
ADMISSIONS 2009
Small_list_shibumi1-new
Meera Iyer
Many of Bangalore's schools now offer national and international boards of education in addition to the state board, with innovation around the curricula. How do parents and students choose?
7
Jun 28 2008
HERITAGE WALK
Small_list_her-fort-1
Meera Iyer
This is the fort which houses a 16th century Ganesha temple, and where Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan held English prisoners in the 1780s.