These deserve the same tender loving care that Mughal and other medieval era structures get
The collapse of a part of a building in New Delhi’s Connaught Place this week highlights the cavalier attitude of both people and governments towards old structures. We sanctimoniously refer to them as “heritage” but do not have that intrinsic connect and empathy with these venerable structures that personal legacies engender.
In 2013, a much younger structure - Khan Market - also had a similar incident when the roofs of two floors of Ritu Kumar’s new store collapsed. There was a hue and cry for a while and the market’s traders also pointed out to a lack of proper maintenance but again nothing concrete - pun intended - was done to prevent