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Chandigarh Museum

Some might say that a city that’s not even a century old shouldn’t really have a museum, but we do. There isn’t much to show save for some mammoth fossils and random artifacts unearthed when the city foundations were being laid, but so what? The museum was closed the day I went for a walk and click but this statue caught my eye.DSC_2014a

Some similar statutes are scattered through the atrium. This one in covered in river clay, a method used to clean relics of grime and city pollution without damaging the stone itself. The museum was designed by Le Corbusier, who planned the entire city back in the 1950s. One thing I am particularly proud of are the captions in Braille next to the pieces on display. Of all the museums I’ve visited in India, this is the only one to have this facility.

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I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.

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14 thoughts on “Chandigarh Museum

  1. Braille captions …awesome ! Most that I have been to don’t even have ramps for wheelchairs. I have been to Chandigarh twice , but missed this museum. Thank you for sharing this .

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    Posted by thatmishmash | 09/06/2016, 6:01 PM
  2. New towns and cities need museums – I reckon they help to anchor them in time (or am I talking nonsense?)

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    Posted by Mick Canning | 04/06/2016, 8:04 PM

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