Category Archives: Press

Revisiting the Nizams of Hyderabad

Art historian Deepthi Sasidharan talks about her upcoming lecture in Mumbai, the joys of studying 19th-century photography and the current state of heritage conservation in India. Read More

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Pramod’s article for the latest issue of Elle Magazine on ‘Power Dressing’

Their fashion choices are lampooned by those who do not understand them, but for India’s foremost politicians, personal style is more than image—it is armour, says Pramod Kumar KG Read More

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Feroze Gujral: India’s very own Peggy Guggenheim?

Is it possible to live many lives in one lifetime? Feroze Gujral, philanthropist, art patron and co-founder and director of the esteemed non-profit Gujral Foundation, has proven it is. https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/feroze-gujral-india-s-very-own-peggy-guggenheim-1.846960

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Pramod reviews Nayanjot Lahiri’s latest book – ‘10 TIME PIECES-A WHISTLE STOP TOUR OF ANCIENT INDIA’

Ancient India is dragged into focus through such eternal lenses as love, art, harassment and moral policing. The past springs to life; it is our present too. https://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/books-ashoka-laughed-at-the-same-joke/301324

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Isn’t Goa Style a Bikini? Not According to a New Museum

COLVALE, India — Down a quiet lane in the Goan village of Colvale, opposite a petite white-and-blue church and sheltered from the sun by a cluster of mango trees, stands the house of Wendell Rodricks’s dreams. “It’s a long story,” the celebrated fashion designer said with a smile, before settling in to recount it. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/30/fashion/museum-costume-goa-india.html

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Hidden Treasures: The jewelry of Saudi Arabia goes on display in Dubai

DUBAI: More than 300 priceless items of jewelry from Saudi Arabia, from Bedouin belts to the brooch of a princess, went on display for the first time in Dubai this weekend, telling the story of the Arabian Peninsula as a crossroads of civilizations and influences. http://www.arabnews.com/node/1475196/lifestyle

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Leaving a Stamp on History

An exhibition of stamps from the Ewari Family Collection is a window to the Nizam of Hyderabad’s British allegiance and his architectural finesse. https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/art-and-culture/leaving-a-stamp-on-history-pramod-kumar-kg-5632810/

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These rare stamps showcase the architectural wonders in erstwhile Hyderabad State

On display at Bikaner House, New Delhi, these stamps were among the first in the world to showcase the architecture and heritage of the region https://www.architecturaldigest.in/content/rare-postal-stamps-ewari-collection-nizam-of-hyderabad-on-display-at-bikaner-house-new-delhi/#s-custthe-first-stamp-of-hyderabad-is-one-of-the-finest-example-stamps-featuring-calligraphy-photograph-courtesy-the-ewari-collection-year-of-issue-1869

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A stamp of history from the Nizam’s era

The use of exquisite calligraphy, multifarious languages and architectural tropes in these stamps demonstrates the far-reaching influence that Hyderabad had on the other Princely states. http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/delhi/2019/mar/06/a-stamp-of-history-from-the-nizams-era-1947452.html

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Philatelists, You Need to See This Nizami Collection

Do not miss the philately exhibition titled ‘Property of a Gentleman, Stamps from the Nizam of Hyderabad’s Dominion’, if you happen to be in Delhi between March 9 and 24 http://new.outlooktraveller.com/travelnews/story/69303/stamps-from-the-nizam-of-hyderabads-dominions-comes-to-delhi

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The Catalyst Named Feroze Gujral

Ten years of The Gujral Foundation and plans to activate an arts community are just the latest for this fashion icon and art patron Feroze Gujral is in London when we get her on the phone, at the Tate Modern. Though we aren’t privy to the why of her visit, as one of India’s leading […]

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The Office of the Commissioner of Police, Mumbai; The Mumbai Police Foundation and Tata Trusts join hands to plan a Mumbai Police Archives and Museum

The Office of the Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, the Mumbai Police Foundation and Tata Trusts have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a two-pronged project to conserve and archive historic police records, and to plan for a Police Museum. This will be the first such Police Museum.

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Princess Esra lends royal touch to book on Nizam

Princess Esra lent a royal touch to the release of the Treasures of the Deccan – Jewels of the Nizam in Hyderabad’s Chowmahalla Palace on Thursday evening.

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Princess Esra launches book documenting Nizam’s jewels

A new book which documents the vast array of the jewels possessed by the Nizams of Hyderabad was launched by Princess Esra in the recently-restored Chowmahalla Palace on Wednesday.

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The Jewellery Chasers

SHALINI SHARMA talks to art historians Dr Usha Balakrishnan and Deepthi Sasidharan about their new book Jewels of the Nizams that took eight years to publish. Their methodical hunt through museums and private collections around the world allowed the jewels and its owners to tell their own fascinating stories.

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How to hoard

Attend a discussion that aims to decode the pattern of collecting art in India from the 1940s through the 1960s.

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Eka highlights need for professionals to change cultural entrepreneurship

The team has worked on a diverse set of projects, ranging from private museums such as the Amrapali Museum in Jaipur and the Kasturbhai Lalbhai Museum in Ahmedabad. Deepthi Sasidharan is a fund of fascinating stories. Not surprisingly, since she is director of the well-regarded — and possibly unique — heritage consultancy, Eka Resources, which […]

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We Don’t Know How to Use Our Archives

For a nation obsessed with history, the vast Indian archives that tell us about our grand patrimony are given remarkable short shrift. From palm leaf manuscripts to contemporary ephemera, the vaults, stores and shelves of our institutes are richly populated with nuggets from our past.

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