Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicIndian artefacts

Topic: Indian artefacts

Stalin’s archaeology push in Tamil Nadu is the stuff of culture wars. Experts have a warning

Stalin-led DMK govt’s push for archaeological work has reignited conversations around Tamil pride and antiquity. But researchers are concerned.

After the most important archaeology findings in Keeladi, now come the drawings

Archaeologists have relied on draughtsman Palanivel's drawings to document 5,800 artefacts dating back more than 2,000 years ago that have been dug up in Tamil Nadu.

How stolen art detectives India Pride Project tracked down 265 artefacts  

Using research, legislative intervention and advocacy, India Pride Project has helped return artefacts, some of which were in museums across the world and others auctioned off in illicit art trades.

Vijay Kumar, the art blogger & enthusiast who helped Modi bring back 157 artefacts from US

The US handed over 157 artefacts and antiquities during PM Modi’s three-day visit. India Pride Project co-founder S. Vijay Kumar played a big role in ‘hunting’ these down.

Australian PM to bring back ancient Indian artefacts when he visits Delhi next year

Australia bought the artefacts from disgraced art dealer Subhash Kapoor, who is in jail for alleged smuggling & illegal possession of artefacts worth millions.

On Camera

YourTurn

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Illustartion by Manisha Yadav, ThePrint

Protecting the users — what the primary aim of a personal data protection legislation should be

The latest iteration of India’s data protection legislation calls for a reminder of why the country needs a Personal Data Protection Bill and what would make it a good one.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.