Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicNational Museum

Topic: National Museum

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 ThePrint 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

“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.

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Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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