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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

National Museum


Witness these beautiful museum collections from the comfort of your couch

March 31, 2020 8:59 am

As art goes virtual, we present a series on some of the most prestigious museum collections online, beginning with India.

Non-veg off plate: Venue of Harappan dinners shifted from National Museum

February 22, 2020 7:35 am

The menu was to have included non-vegetarian dishes such as bati with dry fish, fish in turmeric stew, quail/fowl/country chicken roasted in saal leaf, salted cured sheep, lamb liver and chick-pea and dried fish and mahua oil chutney, before they were struck off.

Harappan meat-eaters, Lutyens’ vegetarians

February 22, 2020 9:11 am

An old discomfort persists among ruling elites vis a vis the country’s earliest civilisation.

Fact Check: What did the Harappan people really eat?

February 21, 2020 1:14 pm

The menu at 'Historical Gastronomica' suggests that the food of the Indus Valley people would be familiar to many Indians today, even as it challenges the idea of an essentially “Indian” culinary culture.

National Museum bars non-vegetarian dishes from Harappan menu in event on premises

February 20, 2020 10:08 pm

While sources in the Ministry of Culture said that “a couple of MPs” reacted to the menu shared by the ministry online, additional director general Subrata Nath denied knowledge of any “external interference” in the matter.

Rekindling love for historic coins at the National Museum

June 27, 2018 4:19 pm

In an attempt to rebuild the interest of the current generation in coins the National Museum has an ongoing international exhibition- "India and the World". This showcases 31 coins and 16 currency notes from all across the world.

The Case of the Missing Objects

March 24, 2018 2:12 am

When the landmark exhibition “India and the World: A History in Nine Stories” opens at the National Museum in Delhi next month, three key objects will not be part of the showcase.

Talking Heads

August 03, 2017 12:15 am

The National Museum pulls out turbans and pagris from its reserves to highlight the importance of headgears in India

All that glitters is bronze

February 19, 2016 12:13 am

The new Bronze Gallery at National Museum is a tribute to Indian metallurgy from over 1,500 years ago to present times