Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Nanded Express Train Left It's Compartment in Kurnool

Nanded Express Train Left It's Compartment in Kurnool

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ರೈಲು ಬೋಗಿಯನ್ನ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಪರಿಣಾಮ ಆಂಧ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಯಾಣಿಕರು ಕೆಲಕಾಲ ಪರದಾಡುವಂತ ಘಟನೆ ನಿನ್ನೆ ಕರ್ನೂಲ್​ನಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದಿದೆ. ಮಹಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರದ ನಾಂದೇಡ್​ನಿಂದ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿಗೆ ಹೊರಟಿದ್ದ ನಾಂದೇಡ್​​ ಎಕ್ಸ್​ಪ್ರೆಸ್ ರೈಲು ಬೋಗಿಯೊಂದನ್ನು ನಾಂದೆಂಡ್​ನಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಬಂದಿದೆ.
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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Eight monuments from Karnataka find place in model heritage list

Source: The Hindu:

Of the Ministry of Culture’s 100 model heritage monuments for 2016-17, eight are from Karnataka.

While two — in Hampi and Pattadakal— will find place in the first list of 25 monuments, those in Bidar and five others will find mention in the second list of 75 monuments. They include Srirangapatana, temple complexes in Aihole, Belur- Halebid, Vijayapura, and Shravanabelagola.

All these are towns that house national monuments identified by the masterlist of the Archaeological Survey of India. While towns like Hampi and Srirangapatana see high footfall, the tourism potential of towns like Bidar, Aihole and Pattadakal is yet to be exploited.

The Ministry of Culture will provide funds for the restoration and upkeep of monuments, upgrade of infrastructure and tourism promotion. This had been communicated to the ASI officers in these towns recently.

ASI officials will be tasked with building toilets, interpretation centres, audio-visual centres, cafeteria, and souvenir shops in the vicinity of the monuments.

Hi-tech illumination and light and sound facilities will be created. Archaeologists and conservation assistants will be asked to provide facilities like drinking water, apart from maintaining security. Important areas will have free Wi-Fi. All material and boards will have instructions and information in Braille.

Ramps would be built for physically-challenged persons.

Mounesh Kuruvatti, ASI conservation assistant in Bidar, said most facilities earmarked for model monuments were already available in Bidar. We have a well equipped cafeteria, an interpretation centre and other facilities like ramps and information boards. We will work on providing the rest,’’ he said. “We have three national monuments — Bidar fort, Ashtur tombs and the Madrasa of Mahmud Gawan. The challenge will be to ensure that visitors have easy access to these amenities,” he said.

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/Eight-monuments-from-Karnataka-find-place-in-model-heritage-list/article17036728.ece

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Now, bidriware flower vase welcomes tourists to Bidar

Source: The Hindu:

The 16-ft cement concrete structure sits at the intersection of the main road with Ladgeri Cross Road

Visitors to Bidar will now be greeted with a set of art works on the Bidar- Hyderabad Road.

A 16-ft Bidriware flower vase, built in cement concrete, sits at the intersection of the main road with Ladgeri Cross Road.

A few metres away on the walls of the railway bridge is a series of paintings featuring the wildlife of Bidar, heritage places and culture.

Two teams of artists have worked on these projects. B.G. Gourishankar, sculptor from Kalaburagi, has worked on the cement Bidriware for two weeks, with a team of five artists. Anil Raj, a Bidar-based artist, and his team completed the paintings.

Installing Bidriware at the junction was the former Deputy Commissioner Anurag Tewari’s idea, said Kishor Joshi, Commissioner, Bidar Urban Development Authority. “As part of tourism promotion, he wanted to showcase Bidar’s culture. This was the first structure we created as an experiment,” he said. “We plan to build more such structures on other roads,” he added.

The flower vase has been completed and is ready for inauguration. Around 250 bags of cement, a tipper load of sand and a mini-truck load of bricks and some iron roads have been used to create the structure.

“We built a wooden platform around the structure in phases as we went up,” Mr. Gourishankar said. Created in Bidriware style, the vase has hand drawn designs on a black surface.

It is built on a platform that rises above the grade separators. Anil Raj and seven other artists began by painting the bridge white. Then they drew pictures of blackbuck and peacocks that are native to the district along with local trees such as cashew and badam. The artists experimented with modern paintings embedded with messages about environment protection on the bigger walls. “We ended up by painting the ceiling as the sky,” he said. They have covered around 5,000 sq ft of space on the walls with paintings. The former Assistant Commissioner Venkat Raja commissioned the project a few weeks ago. It has been completed in around two weeks, the artists said.

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/Now-bidriware-flower-vase-welcomes-tourists-to-Bidar/article17015265.ece

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