Museums

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Navina Lamba
There are numerous museums all around India which trace the nation's history and the lives of the people who helped achieve independence from the British. These museums, which preserve the legacy of our freedom fighters, are important sites which make the younger generation aware of the…
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Sindhuri Aparna
With over 150 vintage cycles, the Vikram Pendse Cycles Museum gives us an opportunity to take quite a ride through history. From a foldable Airborne Paratrooper Bicycle used in World War II to the unique self-oiling 1914 Golden Sunbeam, we put the spotlight on this unique Pune museum. (Photo…
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Manan Kapoor
From heritage packaging museums to those that give insight into the ‘fire and rescue’ legacy of India—we look at some offbeat museums in India that turn banal objects into artefacts. (Courtesy: Museumsofindia.org)   From a museum that has more than 150 cycles to one chronicling the history of…
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Sindhuri Aparna
The Patiala State Monorail Tramway (PSMT)—one of the most iconic artefacts at the National Rail Museum—is the only remaining steam-run monorail in India. Not only does the PSMT have an interesting history, it is still in use and is ‘steamed-up’ on a weekly basis. (Photo Courtesy: Pravinjha at…
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Shruti Chakraborty
There are more than a thousand museums peppered across India, but you have to start somewhere, right? Here are some options for you and your children this summer to escape the blistering sun (or embrace it), and learn something as well. (Photo Source: MuseumsofIndia.org)   Trying to keep kids…
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Sandeep Joshi
In art historical studies, patronage can be understood as the social relations of art production and consumption on the part of the artist and the person or an institution for whom or by the help of whom the work is done. A study of art patronage under Maharaja Sayajirao III of Baroda in a social…
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Anurag Mazumdar
    Correa’s Contribution to New and Small Towns For many architects, considerations of urban design occur piecemeal, an afterthought once the buildings are in place, the landscaping is done and the roads leading to it are in order. However Charles Correa—the man who swore never to design a glass…
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