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Crumbling Glory
01/05
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The Manimajra Fort or the quila, as the locals call it, is located near Fun Republic, Mani Majra, Chandigarh. It's an ancient structure that has been a witness to history, old nanakshahi bricks with inner walls that were painted once. Its historic glory lies in a shambles. Walk through a stuffy lane and you reach the huge structure. Occasionally, the iron door sports a huge lock. Around the corner, there's the 'real' entrance- an iron ladder. There are seven trustees of the fort, one of whom, Gurdev Singh, lives in the fort with his family. The administration wants to take over but Singh refuses to let go. Renowned filmmaker Deepa Mehta was attracted to this ancient structure. A song and dance sequence from her film, Heaven on Earth, has been shot at the fort. Spread over about four acres, the fort is at least 350-years-old. Few know about the history of the fort, and their answers you do get don’t match. Some versions place the building of the fort in 1932 and some in late nineteen thirties. Presently, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is planning to beautify the green area adjacent to the fort and spruce up the entry points. A tourism cafe may also be built.
Crumbling Glory
02/05
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The Manimajra Fort or the quila, as the locals call it, is located near Fun Republic, Mani Majra, Chandigarh. It's an ancient structure that has been a witness to history, old nanakshahi bricks with inner walls that were painted once. Its historic glory lies in a shambles. Walk through a stuffy lane and you reach the huge structure. Occasionally, the iron door sports a huge lock. Around the corner, there's the 'real' entrance- an iron ladder. There are seven trustees of the fort, one of whom, Gurdev Singh, lives in the fort with his family. The administration wants to take over but Singh refuses to let go. Renowned filmmaker Deepa Mehta was attracted to this ancient structure. A song and dance sequence from her film, Heaven on Earth, has been shot at the fort. Spread over about four acres, the fort is at least 350-years-old. Few know about the history of the fort, and their answers you do get don’t match. Some versions place the building of the fort in 1932 and some in late nineteen thirties. Presently, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is planning to beautify the green area adjacent to the fort and spruce up the entry points. A tourism cafe may also be built.
Crumbling Glory
03/05
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The Manimajra Fort or the quila, as the locals call it, is located near Fun Republic, Mani Majra, Chandigarh. It's an ancient structure that has been a witness to history, old nanakshahi bricks with inner walls that were painted once. Its historic glory lies in a shambles. Walk through a stuffy lane and you reach the huge structure. Occasionally, the iron door sports a huge lock. Around the corner, there's the 'real' entrance- an iron ladder. There are seven trustees of the fort, one of whom, Gurdev Singh, lives in the fort with his family. The administration wants to take over but Singh refuses to let go. Renowned filmmaker Deepa Mehta was attracted to this ancient structure. A song and dance sequence from her film, Heaven on Earth, has been shot at the fort. Spread over about four acres, the fort is at least 350-years-old. Few know about the history of the fort, and their answers you do get don’t match. Some versions place the building of the fort in 1932 and some in late nineteen thirties. Presently, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is planning to beautify the green area adjacent to the fort and spruce up the entry points. A tourism cafe may also be built.
Crumbling Glory
04/05
Caption
The Manimajra Fort or the quila, as the locals call it, is located near Fun Republic, Mani Majra, Chandigarh. It's an ancient structure that has been a witness to history, old nanakshahi bricks with inner walls that were painted once. Its historic glory lies in a shambles. Walk through a stuffy lane and you reach the huge structure. Occasionally, the iron door sports a huge lock. Around the corner, there's the 'real' entrance- an iron ladder. There are seven trustees of the fort, one of whom, Gurdev Singh, lives in the fort with his family. The administration wants to take over but Singh refuses to let go. Renowned filmmaker Deepa Mehta was attracted to this ancient structure. A song and dance sequence from her film, Heaven on Earth, has been shot at the fort. Spread over about four acres, the fort is at least 350-years-old. Few know about the history of the fort, and their answers you do get don’t match. Some versions place the building of the fort in 1932 and some in late nineteen thirties. Presently, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is planning to beautify the green area adjacent to the fort and spruce up the entry points. A tourism cafe may also be built.
Crumbling Glory
05/05
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The Manimajra Fort or the quila, as the locals call it, is located near Fun Republic, Mani Majra, Chandigarh. It's an ancient structure that has been a witness to history, old nanakshahi bricks with inner walls that were painted once. Its historic glory lies in a shambles. Walk through a stuffy lane and you reach the huge structure. Occasionally, the iron door sports a huge lock. Around the corner, there's the 'real' entrance- an iron ladder. There are seven trustees of the fort, one of whom, Gurdev Singh, lives in the fort with his family. The administration wants to take over but Singh refuses to let go. Renowned filmmaker Deepa Mehta was attracted to this ancient structure. A song and dance sequence from her film, Heaven on Earth, has been shot at the fort. Spread over about four acres, the fort is at least 350-years-old. Few know about the history of the fort, and their answers you do get don’t match. Some versions place the building of the fort in 1932 and some in late nineteen thirties. Presently, the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation is planning to beautify the green area adjacent to the fort and spruce up the entry points. A tourism cafe may also be built.
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