NITI Aayog, National Museum, Ministry of External Affairs and more: Top government internships for college students

Summers are a perfect time to garner skills and gain experience in your fields. For students in their graduation years, the best way to learn, experience, and acquire some skills is through an internship. Here is a list of some government internships that students can apply for this summer. NITI Aayog NITI Aayog is the … Read more

‘Hyderabad Royal Mint museum to give a peek into the history and evolution of coinage’

A nondescript facade and compound wall, despite its cast-iron pillars and canons on either side of the entrance, stuck to a narrow lane at Saifabad in Hyderabad, may not aptly justify the status and role the Royal Mint played in the erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad. The 119-year-old Royal Mint building, among the first to … Read more

Delhi rewind: How the National Museum of Natural History became a center for environmental activism in Delhi

In 1977, Asif Naqvi (68) was on a college trip to New Delhi when he first came across the National Museum of Natural History that was in the final stages of being completed. Naqvi was at that time a 24-year-old, studying museology at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) after having completed his Master’s in Zoology. “Whenever … Read more

Know Your City: How a middle class man with an uncanny vision built Pune’s Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

The sculpture of the past herein will bewitch you with its charm.” (Translation from the final lines of the poem, ‘Rasikaprat’, written by Adnyatwasi. The Marathi poem is inscribed on a marble plaque that greets visitors at the entrance to the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum.) On January 14, 1981, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi paid … Read more

Ukraine says Russia looted ancient gold artifacts from museum

The heist started when a mysterious man in a white lab coat showed up at the museum. A squad of Russian soldiers stood behind him, with guns, watching eagerly. Using long tweezers and special gloves, the man in the white coat carefully extracted scores of special gold artifacts more than 2,300 years old from cardboard … Read more