Saturday, October 18, 2008

Past revisited

A visit to the Chandigarh Art Gallery and Museum made me rethink why I hated the subject of History with all my heart in schooldays. In school, I couldn't understand why we were looking at the seals and figurines made/ used by people who lived a couple of thousand of years before us. Why did I have to spend my time trying to remember something that was so old and apparently of no use to anymore.

For some unknown reason, I was yearning to go and read about Chandigarh's Harrapan civilization connection. This city is small and well planned but most people that live here have no interest in visiting places like the Art Gallery/Museum. Since I was born here, I thought it would be a good idea to finally learn something that was free to public yet so well hidden (out of shear uninterest on the part of the denizens).

Time and timing both are important

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