Tag: Museums

Autumn in Amsterdam

‘How much?’ ‘50 Euros’ ‘How long?’ ‘20 to 30 minutes’ ‘50 Euros is too high’ ‘Why not?’ …Silence… A conversation recounted between a tall brown guy and a pale, strikingly pretty girl in flowery blue two piece clothing across a glass door in the red light area close to the central rail station in Amsterdam. I pondered for a long time over what could have been the guy’s answer to ‘Why not?’ What is he paying for? Is it something that can be quantified? And how did she arrive at the figure of 50 Euros? An experience that is...

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Gujarat Chronicles III: Day at the Museum – Baroda Museum

  Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once.   Although I spent almost a day in Baroda, due to incessant rains and more because of my own acute laziness, I did not venture out to see many places, not even the famous palace of Baroda. Some other time.   But one place which I managed to see was the Baroda Museum and Art Gallery situated in the Sayaaji...

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A visit to Dakshinachitra

Another gem on the Scenic ECR Beach way, Dakshinachitra is a cultural living museum of art, architecture, lifestyle, crafts and performing arts of South India. It can also be called a Real Time Museum in the IT lingua, where you can explore 17 heritage houses from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh; experience the life in recreated Streets and also see real craftsmen at work, creating pieces of rustic and authentic art. Anyone studying art history or working towards an MFA degree would not want to miss an opportunity to come here. A must visit if you come to Chennai! Going to...

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Royalty @ Madurai

Built in 1636 AD by, Thirumalai Nayak Palace is a beautiful palace located in the heart of Madurai. An abode of the Nayaka kings of Madurai, this palace has seen many kingdoms rise and crumble to dust. After getting done with the darshan at Meenakshi Temple, we were in search of food. Luckily our auto driver knew one Rajesh Hotel and dropped us there. It was a Marwari hotel serving thaalis what can easily be termed as deliciously awesome! I did 8 chapaatis and rice and Sandy managed 11! So after a sumptuous meal, we were ready for our...

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