Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicMuseum of Prime Ministers

Topic: Museum of Prime Ministers

PMs’ Museum bedazzles and entertains. But it doesn’t tell us who we are

There is something to be said about the Narendra Modi-era museums and his push for big-is-best, gizmo-laden, dazzling interactive spaces for museum-starved Indians.

Delhi was ‘Dhillikapuri’, Qutub Minar was Sun pillar — pro-Hindutva press on capital’s Hindu past

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few days.

‘Immersive’ look at 1998 Pokhran test, Emergency — new museum shows highs & lows of 13 past PMs

PM Modi inaugurated Rs 271 crore the Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya — Museum of Prime Ministers — Thursday. Exhibits range from civil nuclear agreement and Pokhran, to Bofors and Emergency.

14 PMs’ contributions to India’s rise, section on Ambedkar — what Museum of PMs will showcase

Rs 271 cr museum, spread over 10,491 sq m in Delhi's Teen Murti complex, incudes holograms, virtual reality, computerised kinetic sculptures. It will be inaugurated on 14 April.

Not just Modi’s museum for PMs, Indian MPs need archives and oral histories too

Beyond leaders’ speeches, there’s not much of parliamentary history. For instance, what was the mood in Lok Sabha when Vajpayee lost confidence motion by one vote?

In his desire to snuff out Nehru’s legacy, Modi to launch his Museum of Prime Ministers

It will feature all past and future prime ministers of India, including Narendra Modi, but will not have Jawaharlal Nehru. The Narendra Modi government’s decision...

On Camera

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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