State museum’s in India are pretty standard
and this was no different .
There is the pre-history gallery
and the anthropology gallery
followed by mannequins
in traditional attires.
The exhibit does not do justice to the
rich culture and history of these places.
Often times, the information is also not updated
For instance the architectural and sculptural map of India
does not include any of the monuments from the Northeastern states.
It feels careless
museum after museum
we never update ourselves and
it spoils the museum-going experience…
It’s been two months since I moved to Shimla
and this place is teeming with colonial leftovers.
this post is an ode to some landmarks in Mall Road area…
Christ Church 1857
Old Railway Board Building 1896
Post Office 1910
Central Telegraph Office 1922
Indian CoffeeHouse 1957
But these are beautiful reminders
and Shimla has done well in preserving
and promoting these heritage buildings.
I first heard about Halong Bay
from a professor at a museum workshop.
he talked about ecotourism in these islands
and his involvement with its world heritage move.
I have been here twice now and
it is undoubtedly a museum of its own kind.
These cruises usually take you
to one of the many caves in the islands
and we got to see the hang Dau Go this time.
The best part about the trip
this time however, was the sun.
It was warm and sunny
topped with some wine
towards the last stretch.
Leftovers of French colonial architecture is rampant in Hội An.
It is a town steeped in history and these yellow buildings make it all the more interesting.