Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicLutyens’ Delhi

Topic: Lutyens’ Delhi

Delhi Gymkhana fights to stay exclusive as new admin’s makeover brings Ramayana play, NE fest

Members allege govt-appointed administrator of Delhi Gymkhana Club, Om Pathak, is flouting rules. Pathak claims complaints are a result of 'unchecked power' coming to an end.

Women press corps told to vacate Delhi office, clear dues of Rs 30 lakh, but body says rent paid

In an eviction notice on 5 August, govt asked IWPC to vacate office after expiration of lease and concessional period. IWPC says there has been a communication gap.

These 12 landmark buildings will be demolished for Modi govt’s Rs 20K cr Central Vista project

An area of 4,58,820 sq metres will be demolished for Central Vista project that involves construction of a new Parliament, residences for PM and VP and 10 building blocks for govt offices.

Modi’s Central Vista project has a history-shaped hole in it

Architect Bimal Patel’s impressive Central Vista makeover doesn’t have a plan to acknowledge, retrieve and repair the loss that is staring at us.

BJP MP Anil Baluni invites Priyanka Gandhi to lunch at Lutyens’ home she’s vacating for him

In a letter to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Baluni cited his recent cancer treatment to turn down her invitation at the Lutyens’ home, but promised her sumptuous pahadi lunch.

Integrating two Lutyens’ bungalows into one — work on CJI’s new residence-cum-office begins

The 5, Krishan Menon Marg, which is the official residence of the CJI, will be combined with the adjacent 7, Krishna Menon Marg to establish a bigger residence-cum-office. 

Modi govt asks Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to vacate official Lodhi Road bungalow in Delhi

Urban affairs ministry order says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra must vacate her bungalow by 1 August. The order comes months after her SPG security was withdrawn.

Liquidate Lutyens’ Delhi. Give the immense wealth locked up there back to Covid-hit Indians

How much do Indians pay for the netas and babus who rule over them? A conservative estimate of the land value of Lutyens’ Delhi is around Rs 5 lakh crore.

Cost of proposed new Parliament building sees 18% rise — to Rs 922 cr from Rs 776 cr

The cost has gone up because of additional requirement of infrastructure and an increase in size of various facilities that are part of the Central Vista project.

Mirza Ismail, the ‘serial Diwan’ who made industrial Bangalore beautiful, painted Jaipur

Mirza Ismail, who was born to Persian parents, wrought a civic revolution in four Indian cities during the 1940s.

On Camera

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File photo | Bose arriving at the 1939 annual session of the Congress | Wikimedia Commons

Subhas Chandra Bose’s political ideas were always clear, not his constitutional imagination

There Is no particular record of Bose’s constitutional imagination unlike Ambedkar's States and Minorities 1947 or M.N. Roy's Constitution of Free India 1944.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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