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We’re completely egg-static and utterly egg-cited. What a time to be alive: an egg has broken all records on Instagram! Beating Kylie Jenner, the egg has emerged victorious with the highest number of likes on the social media platform. Finally, we can safely put an end to that eternal question- the egg did come first! https://www.instagram.com/p/BsOGulcndj-/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Well, if it has to be Eggs, here’s a masterpiece by Manaku that deserves to be as recognized: View this post on…

phulkari punjab

Phulkari, which literally translates to ‘flower work’, is a unique style or technique of embroidery particular to Punjab. However, more than just a handicraft, the threads of Phulkari are inextricably tied to the history of Punjab. Both have endured much: partition, industrial reforms, changing economic and fashion trends. A recent exhibition held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art tried to tell…

greatest mughal emperor

When we run creative learning modules with Class 7, Mughal history is where they have the most fun! There are so many “big questions” to think about. This year our inquiry question was “Who was the greatest Mughal Emperor”. Now that one might sound easy  enough to answer- most people have already made up their mind (Akbar); but the tough…

According to latest news, photography and videography is now banned  at the Golden Temple complex at Amritsar! Could it mean, artists painting views of the temple will be back in vogue again (nothing wrong with wishing)?! But it definitely means one cannot go Yogi-spotting anymore! I mean you can, but won’t have photographic evidence to prove it 😛 View…

alpana

Just like the Japanese cherry blossoms, the art of Alpana (Alpona in bengali) is created only to fade away with time / blow away with the wind – just like those fleeting moments of life. Did You Know : 🔸 There are different Alpana designs for each season, based on fasting rituals that women in the communities observe! In this…

CSMVS Education

Applications are invited for different positions at the CSMVS Mumbai’s Education Department. Deadline : 03 December, 2018. Location : Mumbai Education Facilitator (Exhibitions and Programmes) Vacancy : 1 Type: Contractual The role requires the candidate to assist in developing, planning and executing exhibitions for the Museum on Wheels. He/ She will liaise with the Education Department to conceptualise and display…

Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Maharaja Ranjit Singh is the stuff of legend. The history of the Indian subcontinent is incomplete without the stories of this very-loved and respected King; who still remains a binding thread between divided Punjab. Yet, history books in school don’t dedicate more than a line to him.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by #MuseumsEveryday (@theheritagelab)…

india-and-the-world-exhibition

The “India and the World,” exhibition, which landed at the CSMVS exactly a year ago, abounded in riches of every kind. 230 objects spread across 5000 years ,included Rembrandt’s Mughal sketch, an Ashokan edict, the Greek Discobulus and Poseidon sculptures narrated India’s encounters with the world – and set the stage for a dialogue on curating encyclopaedic exhibitions in India!…

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