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There is always something for everyone at any museum. Whether you’re digging for jaw-dropping art, or just looking for a cosy nook for an Instagram photo-op; whether you’re a student, or teacher hoping to add the element of wonder to your classrooms – or maybe if you’re just looking to spend a weekend that’s ‘different’ with or without friends : museums are the place to be!

The Salt Satyagraha and Dandi : when Gandhi marched towards freedom

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MuseumJigsaw: My Childhood in Indore by M.F Husain

Maqbool Fida Husain a.k.a M.F. Husain (1915-2011) was undoubtedly modern Indian art's brightest star. Born in the Maharashtrian town of Pandharpur, he spent his...

MuseumJigsaw : Maharana Sangram Singh at the Gangaur boat procession

India has a wealth of intangible cultural traditions - whether it is music, dance or festivals, each state of India has something unique to...

Celebrate Janmashtami with these art games!

Janmashtami, a festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in India. And that isn't very surprising...
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MuseumJigsaw : The Bird by K. Madhava Menon

Over the centuries, many artists have found inspiration from nature - be it the Mughal artist Mansur or the European art master Monet, man’s...

#MuseumJigsaw : a Phulkari from Punjab

Phulkari, which literally translates as 'Flower Work', is synonymous with the culture of Punjab. This embroidery is made using coloured silken threads - a...

‘Darvesh’ : The S.L. Parasher sculpture inspired by an ancient Sufi dance

The ‘Darvesh’ is a sculpture by eminent partition era artist and sculptor S.L. Parasher. Made in mulberry wood, it’s one of Parasher’s expressionist pieces...

The ‘Jaipur Procession’ that inspired the world’s second largest oil painting

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes but whoever said ‘less is more’ has clearly not set their eyes on this painting! Measuring 196"...
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#MuseumJigsaw : Arshilata Kantha of Bengal

There is an age old debate on ‘Beauty vs. Utility’ that involved the likes of the 18th c. philosopher Immanuel Kant. While utility appeals...
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Which Battle of Plassey camp are you in?

In 1757, the Battle of Plassey was fought between the Nawab of Bengal Siraj ud-Daulah and the British Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Clive. The history of...
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