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Conservation must improve lives: Ratish Nanda of Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Conservation of a monument cannot be limited to the monument itself, says Nanda

Ratish Nanda CEO Aga Khan Trust for Culture
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Illustration by Binay Sinha

Veenu Sandhu
It’s just past noon. Sidewok, a pan-Asian restaurant at Khan Market in New Delhi where we’ve decided to meet over an early lunch, is empty. Soon diners will trickle in. Khan Market — originally a market-cum-residential area for Partition refugees, now often counted among the most expensive retail high streets of the world — is not far from Ratish Nanda’s “on-site office” at Sunder Nursery. 

Within six months of being opened to the public, the stunningly restored 90-acre nursery complex with water bodies, Mughal-era monuments and lush green patches was listed on Time’s 2018 list of the world's 100 greatest

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First Published: Aug 30 2019 | 9:16 PM IST

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