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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.
The pamphlet of Historical Gastronomica | Facebook

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.
A mother and daughter at ‘India and the World’.

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.
Arjun Tendulkar

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

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The exhibition compared key artifacts

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
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“Museum wahin banayenge!”

All politics is symbolic, and the BJP is replacing realpolitik with symbolic politics, especially in Ayodhya, by trying to build a museum.

On Camera

Doctors treat Covid-19 patients in an intensive care unit at a Hospital in Rome, Italy | Bloomberg

Why coronavirus treatments shouldn’t take back seat to vaccines

Everything would have to go right to get a vaccine this year, but several types of treatments may be able to help patients in a matter of months.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Chinese troops present in sizeable numbers at LAC, India has done what’s needed: Rajnath

Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.