October 24, 2012
Having rediscovered her relationship with books at a library, Sonia is giving underprivileged children a peek into the same world
September 30, 2012
Two persons whom it was my privilege to know passed away recently, within days of each other. Both octogenarians, they made signal contributions to Madras till their last days.
September 3, 2012
For thousands of years, India has been known as a land of gold and precious stones and nothing symbolises it more than the globe of jewels at the world’s biggest jewellery museum here. »
August 11, 2012
A pilgrimage spot for many, Dr. Ambedkar’s memorial in Delhi lies in neglect with no concrete plan to develop it further and no permanent employees to look after it »
August 8, 2012
Restoration work on the 17th century Paliam Palace and the more ancient nalukettu is reaching completion. These structures will open up as two museums exhibiting the history of the erstwhile Cochin kingdom, and on the lifestyle of an ancient Nair family
August 4, 2012
The National Gallery of Modern Art in Bangalore celebrates the life and times of Ramkinkar Baij, one of India’s seminal modern artists. Ramkinkar Baij: A Retrospective walks one through a co...
August 2, 2012
Anuradha Naik has a way with architecture, conservation and museums. As project coordinator of City Museum, Hyderabad, she traces the growth of a 4000-year-old civilisation
July 13, 2012
In 1986, Scaria Zacharia, linguist, and Albrecht Frenz, scholar, who is married to Gundert’s granddaughter, visited libraries at Stuttgart, Gundert’s birthplace, and Basel in Switzerland in search of the manuscripts before giving it one last try at Tubingen University in Germany.
June 18, 2012
Last Sunday my parents took me to Anna Centenary Library. I was surprised to see the size of the building. It had seven floors. It was huge and clean. We decided to go to the kids’ section which w...
June 12, 2012
On display at the Government Museum, Chennai, for a few days from June 11 are two stone tools discovered by geologist Robert Bruce Foote in May and September 1863 at the Brigade Ground at Pallavar...
October 6, 2012
Not confined to just preserving historic artefacts, the Allahabad Museum has spread its wings towards becoming a centre of intellectual activities »
September 22, 2012
Vayu Naidu walks into The Anatomist — an exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace — and finds that Leonardo’s poignant drawings see the art in the marvel of the human body. »
August 13, 2012
The Cellular Jail in the Andamans stands silent testimony to the struggle and suffering of our freedom fighers to free India
August 10, 2012
A recently highlighted cache of letters fleshes out the writer’s timeline
August 5, 2012
The boys and girls didn’t quite understand the concept behind perspective drawing, but the students of Chennai School in T.V. Puram enjoyed colouring boxes and spending time at the Government Museu...
August 3, 2012
Tehran’s modern art museum will win acclaim if it takes its splendid collection out of the darkness and puts it on display »
PAINAVU (IDUKKI DISTRICT),
July 19, 2012
The careless approach of the authorities towards preserving a megalithic urn unearthed from a historical site near Nedumkandam has led to its complete ruin. The urn, which was to be kept in the Id...
July 5, 2012
The Index, published by the Kerala University Library, is a rich source for articles that have reference to Kerala. »
June 15, 2012
It has joined the select band of world museums to offer virtual tour of some galleries
May 24, 2012
The Tamil Nadu Directorate of Public Libraries has 4028 libraries under its umbrella. These are much sought-after during the summer vacation when students have a lot of spare time. Glimpses from the State network. »