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From the Archives Monuments of Guru Gobind Singh’s time no longer there

Chamkaur Sahib : When lakhs of Sikhs from across the globe will congregate here tomorrow to pay tributes to the two elder Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind Singh and other “Singhs” on the historic occasion of the 300th anniversary of their martyrdom, they will also come to know how the SGPC has wiped out the great [...]

Pride of Patiala

General Chanda Singh, the famous polo player, made a mark internationally but little is known about him in his own town. Jangveer Singh reports   Chanda Singh with King Alphonso of Spain

Heritage haveli being demolished

Even as heritage festivals are being organised on a large scale in holy city, the administration has taken little note of the dwindling heritage buildings.

In defence of the rich legacy of Kapurthala

Tikka Shatrujit Singh is an angry man. Disgusted with poor upkeep of heritage buildings in his home town Kapurthala which has lost its old world charm, the former ruler is now contemplating serious action in this regard.

National Museum helps Punjab conserve heritage

Director (Conservation), National Museum, New Delhi, S.P. Singh is at the heart of several prestigious art conservation projects in India. This ace conservationist, who recently supervised restoration work of the famous ‘Qajar painting’ at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, is now developing interventions for preservation of art objects peculiar to Punjab.

A Heritage Festival that doesnt help save heritage

Archeologists have established that Amritsar district was a part of the vast area covered under the Indus Valley Civilisation during the early period of history. The evidence of this ancient civilisation, as discovered so far, has pointed out that the civilisation developed here even prior to the Aryan civilisation. The gazetteer of the district records [...]

Whose heritage is it anyway

Heritage buildings in Punjab are vulnerable because there is neither maintenance of records nor safety. Jangveer Singh reports on the apathy towards heritage, as exposed by the missing miniatures from Quila Mubarak, Punjab’s only fort palace. There is no effort to restore the painted chambers of the Quila and check the wild undergrowth.Photos by Rakesh [...]

NRI offers help to save national monument

Bathinda, October 24: Even as the mighty fort in this town, which has been linked to the Harrappa period by different historians, has been dying a slow death due to the negligent attitude of the authorities concerned, to protect this monument for posterity, an NRI, Mr Sukhminder Singh Chahal, an engineer, has made an offer [...]

Hurdles in declaring Golden Temple world heritage site

The move to get the Golden Temple declared as a world heritage site by Unesco by the next year may run into rough weather even as a section of international Sikh community has raised serious objections for keeping the dossier on the temple as a top secret document .