Jaipur City, finally a UNESCO World Heritage Site

This week is the 43rd annual convention of UNESCO World Heritage Committee. Baku, ┬áthe capital and largest city of Azerbaijan is this year’s host city. For over 10 years, I have been following and documenting the proceedings – as if a participant or a delegate representing the Philippines in this important convention about cultural preservation…

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur or the Problematization of Science-Culture Divide

Founded in the 18th Century by Majarajah Sawaii Jai Singh II (Jai Singh), Jaipur is the largest city in the Indian province of Rajasthan. As a planned-city (often, it is cited as the country’s example of a well-planned city), Jaipur is called the Pink City in reference to its distinctly colored buildings: painted almost pinkish…