It is not often that the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) puts on an exhibition about a member of its own staff. But this is no ordinary exhibition. It celebrates the work and life of a man who fathered a Nobel Prize-winning author who wrote the endearing “Jungle Book” which continues to fascinate every child in India till date. This celebrated staff member is none other than Lockwood Kipling, who worked with the museum when it was still called the South…

Contributed by: Susmita Biswas Have you ever had to retrieve and preserve family photo albums at your grandmother’s home? It was an annual ritual at my grandmother’s home to replace the butter papers in between pages and air out the photos, so they don’t get moist and catch mould. We would even use a little dusting powder on the butter paper, just to make sure the paper does not get stuck to the photographs. It was a fun activity because…

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