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The visit left an indelible impression on my mind. n Sanya AggarwalXII-E The trip to the National Crafts Museum was an unforgettable experience Here we got a glimpse of the real India When we reached the crafts museumthere were four demons to welcome us Of coursenot the real ones but giant terracotta figurines of Aiyanarthe male village guardian deity in south India At the entrance of the museum we saw adorable madhubani paintings on huts I was amazed to see that these paintings were actually done on huts It was just a true example of fine craftsmanship As we went deeper into the museumwe saw artisans from across the country exhibiting their wares and artifacts The crafts museum was designed by eminent French architect Charles Correa Nextwe went to the village complex in the museum Here you can find different types of dwellings kullu hutgonda hutpigeon hut and so on The crafts museum has a visual reference archive which houses over 15000 artifacts that can be used as reference material by designersscholarscraftsmen and the interested public The brief captions offer basic information about the objects displayed For more informationthe catalogue of the museum can also be consulted The crafts museum shop located on the premises sells picture postcardsbooks and a whole variety of contemporary handicrafts The main objective of this shop is to sell the original creations of Indian craftspersons I am so thankful to my school for bringing us here It helped us gain so much information about the real India n Ayush Arora Making things by hand continues to be a fundamental activity across the country even today and the abundant and diverse craft traditions have produced objects of exceptional skill and beauty The craft museum houses some of the finest of these The museum has an inexhaustible collection of artifactsespecially the textiles section The jewellery and tribal section are worth mentioning too The village hut complex is fascinating Additionallythe library at the museum is a fabulous resource center for everyone whether you from the field of arts or not AT the museumthere are always some craftsmen displaying their work and a wide collection of artifacts which are the best of its kind The experience of interacting with the craftspersons and the cultural performers was priceless I wouldhoweversuggest people stop bargaining with these artisans and give their creations which is a priceless heritage of our country some respect and what is truly their worth n Aristo MahajanXII – E On the second day after the beginning of our sessionthe students of Class XII were taken for an excursion to the National Crafts Museum Amidst the hustle and bustle of the urban lifestyle the crafts museum is a place where all the rush comes to a halt With its peaceful and serene atmosphereone can almost feel that she/he is in a village It depicts the culture and art of rural and tribal India We got to know about various types of rural houses like Kullu hutstraditional handicraftstraditional styles of weaving like baluchariand regional artforms like mirror art There were different galleries exhibiting all these items The museum had a natural beauty to it with greenery all around Apart from all thisthis excursion would be one I would always cherish asmost probablyit would be the last one of my school life n Sonal GoelXII The crafts museum could not have been better It beautifully showcased the rich diversity in our culture and heritage In the village complexwe saw the Banni hut seen in Gujarat Its peculiar round shape as well as the tall structure of Konyak Morungs hutsmostly seen in northeastern statesreally interested me I got to learn how our ancestors used some simple science and logic to make their houses a better place to reside in We also saw various textilesartworksstatues and terracotta toys The best thing I liked about the museum was the fact that rather than displaying high-end artifactsit showcased items that are of common use n Aikansh GuptaXII-C It was a surprise for all of us when we came to know that the Class XII students were being taken on an excursion This was my first visit to the crafts museum I saw many objects that were quite interesting There were different types of houses such as the Gond housethe Kullu house and also the Chicken hut The museum also had many paintings and carvings depicting the cultural history of our country LaterI also saw sculptures of warriors This was a memorable experience for me n Kunal ChopraXII-C THE visit to the museum was a peep into the craftsmanship and traditional talent of people residing in remote areas of our country It not only signified an integration of the cultural moorings of the various geographical areas but also had a promise of trade and development It was full of ideas for small-scale industries The visit was an eye-opener and a contrast to the big malls in Delhi The crafts museum had on displays the diverse culturesart and tradition of our country It had art models from huts to textiles and paintings For us students it was a learning experience An important thing I learnt was that art and science support each other We saw different types of huts there The use of construction materialdesign and shape had a scientific reasoning behind it The museum had various traditional paintings They were painted directly on the walls using a single colour They depicted tribal and village stories or mythological episodes It showed how villagers and tribals decorate their homes with the meagre resources available to them The textile section was the most fascinating It had textiles from every part of our country It was a proof that India ia a land of diverse cultures Being a commerce studentit gave me many business ideas Places like the crafts museum make you feel confident that India has the potential to face global competition It was an enlightening experience n Simran BhullarXII On April 3our school organised a trip to the National Crafts Museum near Pragati Maidan The purpose of the trip was to bring us closer to our rich heritage and culture The museum gave us an opportunity to watch and observe arts and handicrafts forgotten by time As soon we enter the museum we are welcomed by a huge variety of housesclothesweapons and furniture made and used in different parts of the country The place was very beautiful and gave us a feeling of being connected to our rich past The walls of the museum were adorned with warli and Gujarati paintingsWe got to know different ways of making clothes by hand We also observed different types of housesmaterial used to construct them and the purpose of their unique architecture Then we visited galleryit was full of sculptureshandicraftsclothes and other items used in ancient India The collection was stunning and depicted our rich heritage and culture The gallery visit change my view and perception about our history We returned to school with a lot of knowledge and experiences The trip was memorable one n Akarshan Gandotra I went on a trip with my classmates to the Crafts Museum on April 3 It houses beautifully preserved various regional shelter complexesweaponsinstruments and furniture of historical and cultural importance from various states in our country I found the different types of huts and shelters particularly intriguingThese houses reflected the lifestyle and cultural values of various linguistic groups in India For examplethe Madhubani huts from Bihar had their walls painted with Madhubani art The primitive huts of Nagaland served multiple purposes It was a store housea school and a shelter The museum also had textile goods from Kashmir and Assam and regional craftswork on sale I was surprised to see that India held such a rich cultural heritage n Rachit Arora For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | Mumbai | Updated: November 8 2016 7:45 am Zafar Ansari with his parents Khizar and Sarah Top News “I’M AFRAID he was a very normal child” Khizar Humayun Ansari sounds almost apologetic It’s not the response you expect from the father of Zafar Ansari The 24-year-old Surrey all-rounder who made his Test debut in Dhaka two weeks ago and is expected to play the first Test in Rajkot starting Wednesday is considered by many as England’s ‘smartest ever cricketer’ It’s a hyperbolic label but it fits Three years ago Zafar completed a double-first in politics and sociology from Cambridge University and recently submitted a 40000-word dissertation on ‘The origins of African-American armed self-defence and its relationship with the Black Power movement in the 1960s’ He’s a gifted concert pianist too He’s also been breaking cricketing records through the age-group levels at Surrey before breaking into the England Test squad last year In Dhaka he became the first Cambridge alumni to play for England in 13 years But Zafar’s father an OBE recipient for his educational work in the community for ethnicity and race relations doesn’t quite see his son as a “prodigy” “He won’t accept being called a prodigy either He has a pretty balanced perspective on life though not totally consumed either by cricket or by academia” Ansari tells The Indian Express over the phone from England Ansari is a professor of Islam and Cultural Diversity in the department of history at Royal Holloway which is a part of the University of London while wife Sarah heads the department Ansari a cricket fan who idolised the likes of Hanif Mohammad and Richie Benaud in his youth isn’t surprised though that his son would continue his quest for intellectual stimulation in a cricket dressing-room and that he is occasionally found with a newspaper crossword “Once you feel that your brain needs to carry on working it’s productive and fruitful for it to be kept active You have become so trained to thinking for long periods of time” says Ansari And most days once Zafar’s done with his cricket gear he’s off to the theatre or to “dabble and sample life socially and culturally to the hilt” as his father puts it Asked how he would be preparing for his debut in Dhaka Zafar had said that he’d be watching the final of The Great British Bake Off Back home the rest of the Ansaris were doing the same While the father admits that dinner-table conversations in their household are generally “stimulating” they indulge in discussions over general entertainment too “It could be about debates from Question Time documentaries by David Attenborough on life on planet earth costume drama series like Victoria… even James Bond We talk about ideas concepts the past about heritage and all sorts of things” says Ansari The father also believes that spin bowling is ideal for his son’s approach to life “With spin you can think about it when you are waiting to bowl in the field and between every ball Spin bowling is something that is conducive to that process of thinking” he says Zafar has often spoken about how playing cricket came about more out of circumstance than choice “I have really tried to treat cricket as something that I do and not something that I am” he had said According to Ansari such clarity of thought got enhanced during Zafar’s days at Cambridge where he realised that success on the field could never be the “be all and end all” of life Former India left-arm spinner Murali Kartik has shared a dressing-room with both Ed Smith — the last Cambridge graduate to play for England — and Ansari during his county career Smith was a teammate at Middlesex while Kartik played the role of an unofficial mentor to a young Zafar who also opened the batting during his one year for Surrey “You could just look at Ed Smith and make out he was well-educated There was this professorial air around him Zafar is so quiet and unassuming that you don’t get to know how intelligent he is until you talk to him” says Kartik The England squad in India comprises three Pakistani-origin spinners including Zafar But being of Asian descent has never been a consideration during his career according to Ansari It doesn’t mean Zafar isn’t well-versed with his heritage and background He and his elder brother Akbar — another Cambridge alumni who had a brief first-class career — would visit Pakistan every year till they were 17-18 to spend time with the extended family “He’d been to India too five years ago as part of a cricket tour He did the golden triangle — Delhi Agra and Jaipur — and loved it” says Ansari But the only time he sounds like a quintessential Asian parent is when asked about his son’s piano-playing “There are all sorts of things that he’s dropped by the wayside He even played the cello for a while But now he simply doesn’t have the time” he says Despite confessing to be a nervous wreck whenever Zafar’s playing his father has two good memories of watching him live already seeing him take a spectacular catch in a T20 game and score a first-class ton at The Oval The results of Zafar’s dissertation will be out in the next four to six weeks by which time the youngster could well have added to his Test tally But even if his son may be undecided the father is very clear about the pecking order when asked to choose between a Cambridge degree and a Test cap “Cambridge was a special moment But nobody has got anywhere near Test cricket in our family Very few have reached that level in England He’s No673 in over a century-and-a-half As a historian this means a huge amount for me” says Ansari For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: January 21 2016 12:19 pm Sonam Kapoor in Mumbai met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Related News All set for the release of her first biopic “Neerja” actress Sonam Kapoor in Mumbai met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Sonam 30 will be seen in the role of Neerja Bhanot a 23-year-old girl who is the youngest Ashoka Chakra award winner in India in Ram Madhvani-helmed film The biopic is an untold story of Neerja a flight attendant on Pan Am 73 which was hijacked by Libyan terrorists in Karachi saved 359 passengers at the cost of her life in 1986 “‘Neerja’ is a special film Sonam met the chief minister regarding her the film last night” sources said The film which also has veteran actress Shabana Azmi in a key role is scheduled to release on February 19 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Partha Sarthi Biswas | Pune | Published: June 26 2016 4:13 am Top News Notwithstanding the general slowdown in the automobile sector registrations of taxi cabs in both Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad have seen as much as double digit growth With both Ola and Uber competing in the sector the Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad Regional Transport Office (RTO) has seen registration of taxi cabs doubling during the financial year 2015-16 as compared to the financial year 2014-15 During the financial year 2014-15 the Pune RTO had seen registration of 3210 taxi cabs while the Pimpri-Chinchwad RTO had seen registration of 2409 taxi cabs In the last financial year (2015-16) the Pune RTO has seen registration of 6275 taxi cabs while the Pimpri-Chinchwad RTO saw 3507 such cabs The rise in the number of taxi cabs RTO figures show is a recent phenomenon which has coincided with the advent of aggregator platforms like Ola and Uber During the financial year 2013-14 the Pune RTO had seen registration of 933 such cabs while in 2012-13 as many as 1032 cabs were registered Similarly the Pimpri Chinchwad RTO had seen registration of 1677 2233 taxi cabs during the years 2013-14 and 2012-13 respectively It might be noted that it is only recently that the taxi aggregator platforms have started their operations in Pune Share This Article Related Article Watch Video: What’s making news While Uber did not respond to a questionnaire sent by Newsline the official spokesperson of Ola said they have over 15000 vehicles registered including both cabs and auto-rickshaws “Going by multiple third-party reports Ola serves at least 80 per cent of the total mobility needs in the country Quettra Report Q3 talks about how Ola continues to be far ahead in the race And the most recent report from Swedish mobile app Truecaller on India’s ride-sharing market reinforces Ola as the market leader with more than twice as much share as its nearest competitor “We are already profitable in some key markets and are keen to reinvest in growth There is a long way to go in building the ecosystem and as market leaders it is our responsibility” said the spokesperson Auto-rickshaw drivers have complained of dwindling business because of such players Auto unions of all parties have joined hands to oppose the further penetration of such platforms and have petitioned the state transport minister to take cognizance Shrikant Acharya advisor AAP Rickshaw Sanghatana claimed that over last two years auto drivers have seen a dip of over 50 per cent in their earnings For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: May 12 2016 11:35 am Andre “The Giant” Roussimoff in a movie (Source: YouTube) Top News A movie about pro wrestler Andre “The Giant” Roussimoff is being developed by Lion Forge Comics and producers Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell The project is based on an authorised biography that was published last year as a graphic novel “Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven” written by Brandon Easton and illustrated by Denis Medri reported Variety “As a lifelong wrestling fan I can say with conviction that no one was bigger than Andre His presence and charisma were so powerful and you could tell there was much more to him under the surface of his ring persona “It’s been an amazing experience telling that story in the book with Robin’s help With all the spectacle action and emotion there on the page a feature film just made perfect sense” said Lion Forge CEO David Steward II Read More Roussimoff is best known for feuding with Hulk Hogan inside the ring and for playing the gentle giant Fezzik in The Princess Bride outside it He died of heart failure at 46 in 1993 His daughter Robin Christensen-Roussimoff will serve as a consultant on the film and granted the producers the exclusive rights to “Closer to Heaven” which recounts the wrestler’s life from his childhood in France to his rise as a wrestler Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsThe ninth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) got off to a star-studded start with glittering opening ceremony at the National Sports Club Of India (NSCI) in Mumbaion Friday With a strong number of cricketers from across the globe stars from the entertainment sector and other dignitaries filling the stands the 120-minute plus programme saw the country’s Twenty20 tournament take off in style Or not Folks on the social mediawere not exactly impressed by theglitz and glamour of the evening and decided to react in their own way Presenting to you 10 of the best tweets on the IPL opening ceremony: Humare yahan 4 ladko ko daaru pila kar stage pe bhej do even they’ll perform better than Major Lazer #IPLOpeningCeremony — Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) April 8 2016 At the end of this IPL opening ceremony Rekha ji will come on stage & will give best actress award.Vo nhi to kuch nhi #iplopeningceremony — Paresh Rawal (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) April 8 2016 Guess only Indians are loving this#iplopeningceremony pictwittercom/YBtZxy0lrL — Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) April 8 2016 Ambati Rayudu Enjoying #IPLOpeningCeremony This Sums Up The Event #VIVOIPL #IPL #IPL2016 pictwittercom/lckv4zs3Y2 — Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) April 8 2016 Every year @IPL sets new standard of disgrace through #iplopeningceremony — Gururaj Bhatia (@gururajbhatia) April 8 2016 Is it really necessary to embarrass our country with such a cheesy & vulgar #IPLopeningceremony in front of foreign guests — The Bad Doctor (@DOCTORATLARGE) April 8 2016 Honey Singh ka Hair Stylist ! 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