Monthly Archives: August 2016

Chola Saheb Ji: Bandi Chhod

Conservation of an object that is an integral part of the culture of a village and  is a pride possession of the villagers who have protected it for centuries, calls for a lot many additional considerations in decision making for conservation methodology. Conservation of such object of faith requires involvement of community and religious bodies…

Lab-work for on-site project

Namita Jaspal At first look, one finds damaged, broken tile work and might think of replacing the broken tiles. But, on closer examination and assessment, we find that the broken tiles cannot be taken out without damaging the strength of the mosaic pattern and the structure. So, we had to look out for some in-situ…

Panj Mandir: Another example from bygone era speaking of oneness, co-existence, love and mutual respect

This monument, a temple and the paintings adorning the walls … hundreds of years old…. These are non-living, but full of life. They speak of the love, respect, tolerance, peace, humility and most of all co-existence of different faiths or should we say different chapters of the (ultimate) faith. How, with time,  we travel into…