Category Archives: history

“Madam are you from Japan?”

“Madam are you from Japan?” For a moment I thought he was kidding me, but unfortunately he wasn’t! Just because I had stepped out of the airport with a friend from Manipur and distinct features, I was perceived to be … Continue reading

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Museum Studies 3- Sangrahalaya se parichaya

“So what is there worth looking at in the National Museum?” I was asked (very genuinely) by (an equally disinterested) relative of mine. At that moment, I knew she would not have the patience to have a dialogue on this, … Continue reading

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Sangrahalya se parichaya: An introduction to Museums and Museum Studies Part 2

A quick documentation of thought bubbles erupting in the auto-rickshaw: There is a need for change in our museums, yes, but not in seclusion. Change cannot be isolated, change has to be systemic, because things are connected in a complex … Continue reading

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nibandh: cultural pradarshani

cultural pradarshini mein aapka swagat hai iskey liye kucch sthanon par aapko ticket khareidne ki avashyakta hai, bakiyon mein ekdum muft muft muft! cultural pradarshini ki shuruat aapke ghar se hoti hai aur poore shahar mein aapko yeh sthan sthan … Continue reading

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Meerut Post 2: Meerut Ki kainchiyan! (Scissors)

If you haven’t used a scissor made in Meerut, you have missed out on an excellent cutting experience my friend. Its only when I moved out of Meerut for my Graduation, that I learnt of Meerut’s Scissors. I gifted one … Continue reading

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Meerut: Post 1: Bakri Mohalla

I was born and brought up in Meerut. But to be really honest, I don’t think I ever lived as a part of Meerut, I never tried to connect with my city, never tried to learn of its history or … Continue reading

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