November 30, 2019

The Portuguese Ambassador visited Kerala last week. He visited some historic sites in Kollam which was one of the earliest Portuguese settlements and met the Hon'ble Bishop Dr. Paul Antony Mullassery at the Bishop's house. Our Finance Minister Dr.T.M Thomas Isaac, KCHR...

November 10, 2019

I had a meeting with Sri Arif Mohammed Khan at the Raj Bhavan on Friday. I explained about the Muziris Heritage Project and showed him a detailed presentation on the same. He is very much interested in history. He agreed to visit our project area in December.

The m...

October 20, 2019

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited the Mattancherry Palace in Kochi which is in the tentative list of World Heritage List. First time seeing the King who is in power.

There was a brief function at the Palace where Conservation Architect Paul Meurs, Pro...

September 21, 2019

We are very happy to do the conservation of the oldest mosque in India. Although, the mosque website claims this to be the 7th century mosque, the historians attribute it to the 11th century. Due to the social changes, concrete additions, domes and minarets were added...

June 17, 2018

Kerala is preparing for a journey in the Spice Route. Silk Route initiated by China is quite famous. The Government of Kerala started the initiative in 2010 along with UNESCO. Muziris Heritage Project has sown the seeds of this initiative. There was a meeting in New De...

May 17, 2018

Had lunch at the new restaurant in Kottappuram Market during my regular field visit to the Muziris Project last week. This restaurant was built as part of the Muziris Heritage Project. Local enterpreneurs, Suveesh and his team has taken up this restaurant in an auction...

April 6, 2018

The Centre for Community Knowledge, Ambedkar University Delhi, along with IGNCA and Kerala Tourism organised a conference on Maritime Traditions of Indian and Pacific Oceans, was held at Kochi, two weeks ago. The twin objectives of this Conference are (i) to reassess c...

March 27, 2018

The conservation of more than 150 buildings (out of 310) were carried out as part of the overall revitalization of the Kottappuram Market as part of the Muziris Heritage Project. We were involved with this project. Now the Government has decided to do the conservation...

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