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Rahul Sharma
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Pal Yat Chee; and Post War Music
The  urge for a
national music is intrinsic to any nation. Going forward, the same is true for
a people. This quest, and the production of such a music often tells us much
about the nation and its people. In this context, America in the late ‘40s and
the 50...
Pal Yat Chee; and Post War Music
Pal Yat Chee; and Post War Music
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Letter to ed. Daily Excelsior
I write this in disgust, not at the account published in
your daily at 23.4.17 of the machinations at the Public Service Commission, but
at the reaction; or actually, the lack thereof, of the public at this
disclosure. I must confess, I was not surprised at...
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The Restoration of Oil Paintings: An Ethical Perspective
            The before-after photograph is often
the best tool that art conservators have to truly show the true, and if I may
so, magical, nature of the work they do. The dramatic tension between the
images; with the before image damaged, yellowed, and in ...
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On The Ruination of Ruins: How We Destroy our Future by Proxy.
Originally published in  Kafila  in May 2016. Why do we, if at all we do, really care about our material cultural heritage? Is it because it reminds us of what was, and is, good and great in humanity? Or is it the case that we look at a cultural  objet  and...
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Preserving Historical Photographs in India: A Collaborative Approach to Conservation
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early as January 1840, Thacker and Company of Calcutta were importing
daguerreotype cameras and advertising them in the daily paper,
Friend of India, but the first-known commercial photographer was F.
Schranhofer, who had a calotype studio at 2 Kyd ...
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Remaking the Ajayab Ghar
If you walk into the National Museum in fall and winter, you will a sight that is less reminiscent of a place that houses over 3000 years of cultural heritage, and more like a prisoner of war camp. School children squatting down in hundreds in front of the ...
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The Protest at Shastri Bhavan, or A Comedy in three parts.
It is a welcome sight to see in Delhi, that
the powers that be still care enough about the people so as to provide them
with entertainment on the streets. I was myself witness to one of these
“happenings” today at the FTII student's protest against Gajendra...
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Jammu and My Inheritance of Loss
 J&K channel is
playing on the television as I write this. I am slowly trying to come
to terms with the reality of Jammu, versus the image in my head,
which was admittedly dripping with nostalgia. The question comes
to mind, what makes a culture? A society ...
Jammu and My Inheritance of Loss
Jammu and My Inheritance of Loss
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On Dead Things and Scannerwerk
Looking at Hanne Sharkey's Scannerwerk  ( http://trashcanfires.tumblr.com/ )
(I have decided to call it that, without consultation with the
artist.) the first question that comes to mind is how to place the
images. They are all in blank space, hanging in th...
On Dead Things and Scannerwerk
On Dead Things and Scannerwerk
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