An ornamental silver snuff box at Munshi Aziz Bhat museum in Kargil. Originally from central Asia, it was used to sniff opium by traders on arduous journeys along the Silk Route in late 19th and early 20th century. While government-run museums are naturally in another league altogether, family or community-run museums like this one are important because they preserve a range of micro historical, cultural and political identities.
Dadarao Bilhore fills up a pothole on the Western Express highway in Mumbai. The 48-year-old vegetable vendor does it to pay tribute to his son and in the hope that it will save lives. “Prakash’s sudden death left a huge void in our lives. I do this work to remember and honour him. “I also don’t want anyone else to lose a loved one like we have,” Bilhore told AFP.
While ordering the ban to travel overseas, the court granted bail to Gotabhaya, a former defence secretary, and the six others on a cash bond of Rs 100,000 and two personal bonds of Rs 1 million each. read more
The Philippine president known for his profane outbursts and accused of committing widespread human rights abuses, spoke quietly and respectfully during his stop at the Yad Vashem memorial in Israel. read more
Actor Rishi Kapoor recently announced that late Bollywood actor and producer Raj Kapoor’s famous RK Studios is up for sale after it was gutted in a massive fire last year. HT visited the Loni Kalbhor campus of MAEER’s MIT group of institutions, which... read more
The bus was carrying 40 cancer specialists to a conference in Aurangabad that was later cancelled. Police said the doctors were employed with the Tata Cancer Center and Fortis Hospital in Mumbai. read more