Indus Valley Civilisation – another discovery

There is more to the Indus valley civilization than we think.

“The discovery of rare objects during an excavation expedition in Cholistan desert by local and foreign archaeologists have raised hopes of presence of ruins identical to that of Mohenjodaro and Harappa.

A rare seal of copper, a terracotta block, three wedge-shaped bricks, pottery with distinct potter marks and four unicorns (a mythical animal) were dug out from the dried-out channel of the Hakra river by a team of archaeologists …” 

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M F Husain’s woes

M.F. Husain, India’s best known painter is under threat from the guardians of public and national morality. This eccentric, 91 year old painter should be left in peace with his fantasies and creative outbursts.

Rightwing groups have called for the arrest of Husain, whose flowing white locks and beard, and habit of walking barefoot, have become iconic in Indian art circles.

Read the story here.

This reminded me yet again of Fahmida Riaz’s poem Tum bilkul hum jaisey nikley.

Published in: on May 8, 2007 at 5:31 pm  Comments (6)