Tag: Archaeological Survey of India
The ASI needs to wake up
The recent collapse of Last House on Snob’s Alley in Fort St. George has only exposed the outdated way of functioning of the Archaeological Survey of India. It would appear that this so-called custodian of ancient monuments is now functioning in a manner that is in contravention of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and…
Selling books, the ASI way
In keeping with the nature of its activities, the books that the ASI brings out are all of a sound vintage, having been written at least four or five decades ago. To give the ASI credit, it keeps many of these volumes in print but does very little by way of updating information in them.…
The ASI’s standard operating procedures
Beyond planting an obligatory signboard, the ASI does precious little by way of maintaining its monuments.
Why can’t ASI tend the Fort better?
The maintenance of the Residency, Lucknow is exemplary. In sharp contrast is the way the ASI keeps Fort St George
A Promise to Clean Fort’s Moat
Last week saw a glimmer of hope as far as the conservation of is concerned. Two of its many part owners, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Army, have agreed that it is high time that the moat surrounding the fort is cleared of stagnant water (read untreated drainage from within). But before…
The muddle that is the ASI
The Comptroller and Auditor General recently filed a report that 92 monuments protecte by the Archaeological Survey of India have gone missing over the years. The ASI has since ‘redeemed’ itself by its riposte that 47 out of the 92 have since been traced and the others had vanished years ago and the records were…
Why should Namakkal Kavignar Maligai be restored?
It is only in this, our land that such things can happen. When a Rs. 1800 crore spanking new Secretariat building is languishing and may turn into a hospital at any moment, the Government is choosing to renovate a monstrosity set in a heritage precinct, on the basis that it needs a suitable structure to…
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