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Languages that are endangered. See the numbers around the world

According to UNESCO’s Endangered Languages Programme: “It is estimated that, if nothing is done, half of the 6,000 plus languages spoken today will disappear by the end of the......

Mr PM, how does heritage tag for Delhi hit development: Experts

Earning the coveted UNESCO tag would not only have ramped up revenues through enhanced tourism but also helped in keeping monuments and heritage buildings in Delhi free of encroachment, say......

Centre kills Delhi's heritage city dream

After years of preparations, the Centre has withdrawn the nomination of Delhi as the UNESCO World Heritage City, saying the prestigious tag, if granted, will put “lot of restrictions”......

Iconic ancient city in Islamic State clutches

The fate of the UNESCO world heritage site of Palmyra seems to be tragically sealed as the Islamic State militia gained control of the Syrian city. Image: The Temple of Bel is pictured with the......

Massive earthquake robs Nepal of its UNESCO World Heritage

The landmark Dharhara Tower. Photograph: ‏@girl_iowagirl20/Twitter Beyond colossal loss of human lives, if there is anything perhaps equally overwhelming in Nepal's earthquake tragedy, it is......

Heritage Nilgiris Mountain Rail to get a facelift

The Unesco-acclaimed World Heritage Nilgiris Mountain Railway, whose train featured in the famous Chhaiyaa, Chhaiyaa song, is all set to get the much-needed facelift.The metre-gauge train, which......

Economic crisis to hit the poor hard: UNESCO

The global financial crisis sweeping through Wall Street and the European banking sector will touch the lives of the world's most vulnerable, push millions into deeper poverty and lead to the......

What the odd-even scheme achieved

Peak pollution controlled despite fog and adverse weather Load of particulates and nitrous oxides from cars reduced by about 40% Areas with higher car density recorded more improvement in air......

Good news for Adani: Australia agrees to expand coal port near Barrier Reef

Adani has blamed opposition to its mine for delays in moving the $7 billion project to the construction phase Australia approved on Tuesday a controversial expansion of the Abbot Point coal......

Australian coal mine 'sound' despite latest green challenge: Adani

Progress on the mine was blocked in August after a claim Adani failed to take into account the welfare of the yakka skink lizard and ornamental snake. Image: Tourists stand in front of huts that......

Marathi film goes to UNESCO

Marathi film, Jinki Re Jinki!, which depicts an emotional bond between a boy and his teacher -- whocultivates in him the liking for schooling -- has been selected by UNESCO (United Nations......

A double-edged dagger from Marathi cinema

Marathi cinema is undergoing a dramatic metamorphosis. In recent years, it is not only the number of films produced that have seen a rise. Many of these films are being appreciated for their......
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UNESCO Chief

On the occasion of International Jazz Day (IJD), April 30, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, in her message said, "Jazz is more than music, it... ...

http://www.merinews.com/article/jazz-is-more-than-music-it-is-a-universal-message-of-peace-unesco-chief/15915804.shtml
Why Aleppo is Syria's Fiercest Battleground

As a two-month-old cease-fire collapses and peace talks stall, the northern city of Aleppo is once again a main battlefield in Syria's devastating... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/Why-Aleppo-is-Syrias-Fiercest-Battleground/2016/04/30/article3408753.ece
The pull of patola

A saree may cost upwards of Rs. 1.5 lakh, but the Salvi family is booked with orders for three years The unassuming town of Patan in Gujarat... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/features/magazine/kavita-kanan-chandra-on-the-heritage-art-of-patola-weaving/article8541052.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
Obama hosts jazz concert at Blues House

For a few hours on Friday, the White House became the Blues House. Musicians including Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Aretha Franklin and... ...

http://www.siasat.com/news/obama-hosts-jazz-concert-blues-house-952991/
Many patterns, one music

In its fourth consecutive year in India, International Jazz Day brings together a diverse musical community during one evening As a music genre,... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/entertainment/many-patterns-one-music/article8539735.ece?ref=tpnews

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