Friday, 2 December, 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.

On Camera

YourTurn

India's presidency will be taking G20 closer to public: MEA

Joko Widodo led G20 in tough times, Modi also has the responsibility of the underdeveloped

While we pat ourselves on the back for growing number of startups, we need to pause and consider the reasons for our poor show on the industrialisation front.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

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.