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Sunday, July 14, 2024
TopicNational Museum

Topic: National Museum

If Raisina Hill structures are heritage, how is National Museum building colonial?

The National Museum building was designed by the first Indian chief architect of Central Public Works Department, GB Deolalikar and constructed by Bhagwat Singh.

National Museum guards, guides aren't just worried about artefacts—'Will I have a job?'

A part of Modi govt's Central Vista project, Yuge Yugeen Bharat National Museum will open in three months. But work on moving the artefacts at the National Museum has not yet begun.

2020 was a do-over or die moment for museums. But there’s a new divide now

Museums like the Smithsonian have mounted shows on the Spanish flu, but Indian museums show no drive to document, collect, or preserve India’s Covid story.

Modi’s Central Vista project has a history-shaped hole in it

Architect Bimal Patel’s impressive Central Vista makeover doesn’t have a plan to acknowledge, retrieve and repair the loss that is staring at us.

I ate the non-vegetarian Harappan meal and had no beef with it

Meat fat stock to lamb offals, the Harappan menu prepared by chef Saby and OSMS — which Delhi’s National Museum steered clear of — is an alarm clock to willing delusion of ‘pure veg’ India.

Harappan meat row not the first. Museums and gods have always collided

Historical facts take a backseat when you have gods on display. And it’s not just the babus in National Museum, museums struggle with religious artefacts world over.

The art of ruining a world-class exhibition, brought to you by the National Museum

Years of apathy and India's absent museum culture have ensured that the museum fails to compete with its international counterparts.

The burden of being Arjun Tendulkar, and deaths due to WhatsApp rumours

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by INDIANEXPOSE in the last 24 hours.

Comparing artifacts of ‘India and the World' brings out unexpected & united purpose

The book compares the ways in which world cultures found solutions to similar societal needs which were aesthetically varied but united by a common purpose.

Govt reverses selection process for top positions at cultural institutions

The Modi government has begun to overturn the ambitious search cum selection process for chiefs of cultural institutions brought in by the UPA, and replace it with the usual government appointment system. ANUBHUTI VISHNOI

On Camera

Marathi cinema has an elitism problem. We need more than Maratha history appeasement

In 2016, ‘Sairat’ shook up the Marathi film industry by calling attention to its elitism. It showed audiences that there is more to Marathiness than Brahmanistic ceremonies.

India's gold industry to create 25,000 jobs, attract Rs 15,000 crore by 2030, says sector report

Report by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry says domestic gold production is expected to rise from 16 tonnes to 100 tonnes by 2030, eliminating the need for imports.

BrahMos a wonderful symbol but Philippines lacks capability to operate, says Ashley Tellis

If a country did not have C4ISR capability, having a missile was a wonderful symbol but not of much operational use, says former senior adviser to US state department.

A ‘jai jawan, jai kisan' trap awaits Modi. In a 5-year Test match with revived Opposition

Modi govt will need to address massive challenges without the total power it got used to, in the face of relentless electoral challenges, one after another.