Musing on Museums

May 18th is the International Museums Day. It is a day created to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of the society. Museums have been around since 3rd century BC, and the first ever one was at the University of Alexandria. Then came the European custom of family owned museum which …

world art day

April 15th is the world art day. The International association of Arts set up UNESCO in 1954 chose this day as it is the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci.   I am a little confused about this, what do they mean by art? Maybe anything that is not science. Or is focused on drawing, paintings …

Brahmaputra Baits

Assam or Prajyotishapura... the land on the banks of Brahmaputra to me has been romantic space. When I want to think exotic I used to try to visualize Guwahati. The transit zone from the mainstream to the mystic mysterious east. Guwahati on the Brahmaputra takes its name from Guwa or areca nut and Haat or …