Preserving National Archives annexes of India

Synopsis- The government proposes to remove the National Archives of India’s Annexes as a part of the Central Vista redevelopment project. But the government proposal to remove the National Archives annexes required proper planning and execution to manage the process of shifting invaluable archives. Introduction A group of archivists, scholars, historians, students, among others from… Continue reading Preserving National Archives annexes of India

Issue of shifting National Archives of India’s annexes – Explained, pointwise

Introduction The Government of India’s Central Vista redevelopment project is being treated as a national priority amid a pandemic. The project will shift the National Museum of India, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA). The project will also remove the National Archives of India’s annexes and rebuild them. Thus, last month nearly 76… Continue reading Issue of shifting National Archives of India’s annexes – Explained, pointwise

Reason behind the decision to shift the National Museum

Synopsis: The government is planning to shift the National Museum in Delhi to the North and South Blocks. This would serve the collection, comfort, and audience experience needs of the Museum in a better way. Background: The National Museum in Delhi is a repository of India’s rich history and proud heritage. However, now the government… Continue reading Reason behind the decision to shift the National Museum

Challenges involved in Shifting the  National Museum of India

Synopsis:  Shifting the National Museum of India as per the Central Vista Redevelopment Project has many issues and challenges. Background According to the plans of the “Central Vista Redevelopment Project”, the National Museum of India will be shifted to the South Block offices as well as the North Block offices of the Indian government. What… Continue reading Challenges involved in Shifting the  National Museum of India

Installation of “Reclining Buddha” Statue Postponed

What is the News? On the occasion of Buddha Jayanti, India’s largest statue of the Reclining Buddha was scheduled for installation at the Buddha International Welfare Mission temple in Bodh Gaya. However, the ceremony has been postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. What is Reclining Buddha? Reclining Buddha is a statue or image of Buddha lying down… Continue reading Installation of “Reclining Buddha” Statue Postponed

Need to revive the Cultural Mapping project

Synopsis: The situation of cultural ministry in the country is in bad shape. It is facing an acute shortage of funds and resources. A little relief can be given to the artists if the proposed Cultural Mapping project is completed in due time. Background: The culture ministry has received a marginal budget in the last… Continue reading Need to revive the Cultural Mapping project

How UNESCO Grants World Heritage Site tag?

What is the News? The Maharashtra government has submitted a list of 14 fort sites to be included in the Tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These sites are from the era of 17th century Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. UNESCO has accepted the nomination in Tentative Lists of its World Heritage Site. What… Continue reading How UNESCO Grants World Heritage Site tag?

Concerns Associated with demolition of National Archives of India’s Building

  Synopsis: Many experts have raised their concerns on the demolition of the National Archives of India’s Annexe building. There is a need for public scrutiny and public consultation on this matter. Background A part of the National Archives of India (NAI) complex, Annexe building, is planned to be demolished during the Central Vista redevelopment… Continue reading Concerns Associated with demolition of National Archives of India’s Building

National Archives of India

What is the News? A group of archivists and scholars have called for transparency in the proposed demolition of annexes that form part of the National Archives of India(NAI) in order to make way for the Central Vista project. About National Archives of India(NAI): Firstly, National Archives of India (NAI) is a custodian of the… Continue reading National Archives of India

Six sites added to the “tentative list of UNESCO” world heritage sites

What is the News? Archaeological Survey of India has submitted nine sites for their inclusion in the tentative list of UNESCO. Recently the UNESCO has accepted six of the nine sites. Which are those six sites? The six Indian sites included in the UNESCO Tentative list are: Ganga ghats in Varanasi, U.P. Temples of Kanchipuram… Continue reading Six sites added to the “tentative list of UNESCO” world heritage sites