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Some of the oldest stories about exotic beasts and rare herbs,  discoveries and explorations; travels and journeys, bravery and treachery; about battles won and lost, about secrets of the cosmos, and tales of destruction, accounts of friendship, love & compassion; resilience and industry – you find them all at museums!

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The ‘Lion Capital’: a Buddhist symbol that became India’s National Emblem

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The National Emblem, India's most visible symbol of national identity, reflects the country's reaffirmation of it's ancient ideals of peace and tolerance....
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Meghdoot : a Kalidas masterpiece painted by Ramgopal Vijaivargiya

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Monsoons in India, are undoubtedly the most-awaited time of the year. This is probably why you will find numerous representations of the...
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The Story of Mahavira: Kalpasutra Manuscript

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At the age of thirty, a Kshatriya Prince from Bihar renounced the comforts of his palace to seek spiritual awakening. By...
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Nur Jahan: a portrait from the Rampur Raza Library reveals her courage & leadership

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The Mughal Queen Nur Jahan is one of the prominent women in Mughal history. Even then, there are hardly enough historical sources...

Muraqqa-i-Chughtai : The Illustrated Poetry of Ghalib

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The Muraqqa-e-Chughtai, Diwan-i-Ghalib is one of the most fascinating objects from the Partition Museum, Amritsar. With this illustrated selection of Ghalib's poems published in...
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Eggs of 2019: Manaku’s Hiranyagarbha

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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...
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Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb’s Birthday – in Germany!

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Today, on November 3, 2018 the great Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb celebrates his 400th birthday; and here’s a fitting tribute - a throwback to a...
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An Upcycled Ganesha Sculpture at the Heritage Transport Museum

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Ganesha, also known as Ganapati, or Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and worshipped Hindu deities. As the God of Beginnings, and the remover...
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8 things to learn from Guru Gobind Singh’s Baaj

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Guru Gobind Singh is often depicted in paintings holding a 'Baaj'. It is common knowledge that the Guru was known as "Chittay baaja wala"...
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The Kapdaganda Shawl: Of Proposal, Love & Consent

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I first came to know of the Kapdaganda Shawl's story at the Odisha State Museum in Bhubaneswar, a few years ago. Ever since, I...
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