There is a stunning news. The Archelogical Survey of India has, on the basis of excavations which they have been undertaking, declared that Haryana’s Bhirrana is oldest Harappan site and Rakhigarhi Asia’s largest. These date back to 7300 B.C. Now this is a heritage that we would really like to be proud of. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Haryanas-Bhirrana-oldest-Harappan-site-Rakhigarhi-Asias-largest-ASI/articleshow/46926693.cms
And here we have some ‘heritage lovers’ in Chandigarh who opine that the 50 year old Open Hand Monument of Chandigarh is a heritage item. One just can not ignore that this emblem appears to have been ‘borrowed’ by late Le Corbusier from the symbol of ‘Fatima’s hand’, which one can see everywhere in Morroco, Iran and the adjoining countries.
Chandigarh’s ‘heritage’- real or flippant?
This is a 5,000 year old statue lying in a museum not far from Cairo in Egypt. This is the photo of some 50 year old furniture ‘designed’ by the nephew of Le Corbusier in Chandigarh. Some ‘heritage lovers’ of the city would like us to believe that these are heritage items.
Heritage- real or flippant? You decide.
The wonderful Group members with whom I made a short trip to Japan to see the Cherry Blossoms. Thank you all.
The trip was run by http://www.kesari.in/. It was a trip where the organisers had claimed that one could leave one’s purse behind as besides Indian food, even tea coffee and ice-creams were included. The young Group Leader Bipin Sawant (first row extreme right in red shirt) was knowledgeable, efficient and helpful.
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