Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Indian Museum

Sad, but true. Not many Indians like visiting Museums. Though every largish city in India has one. The Science Museums are usually visited by children as part of their trips organised by school, but that's about it. The museums that are related history and culture are given a pass.
Now you may argue that this is not true. That you have visited the museum in your city. Possible. But how many times did you visit that museum. Once? That's not good enough. Museums have so much to see that one, or two for that matter, visit is never enough.
The museums in Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata are world class. The Government Museum in Chennai is absolutely fantastic. And so is the Indian Museum in Kolkata. Those living in cities such as Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata are lucky. They can visit these museums as many times as they wish too. Others who get to visit these places only a few times in their lifetimes can only take satisfaction by looking at the photographs they would have taken. Here's my set that I took at the Indian Museum, Kolkata. Did you know that the Indian Museum in Kolkata has an Egyptian Mummy? Go see my pictures.

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Anonymous said...

Very True. I had to drag my family , wherever we visit, to see museums. Even a small museum in Ajmer was great to see!


Sudipta Panja said...

I would like to thank you for apprising regarding buying 'permission' for taking snaps inside the museum!:) I thought it is strictly prohibited. You are absolutely right on the note that visiting museums can be a world class experience. It is like jumping on the time machine and revisiting history. When I first visited Kolkata museum, I felt like landing in a different world amidst the hustle and bustle of the City.

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