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Description: Road map of Kutch, Gujarat with highways, roads, and railway lines marked. The map also shows the Rann of Kutch, and the Gulf of Kutch Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_15_P_0112 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 15 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Gujarat Access: Map Format: Print
Topics: Map, Survey, Transport, Kutch
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Krishnan, KS; Mathew, MK; Sowdhamini, R; Srinivasan, N
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Description: Invitation confirmation for speaking at felicitation event for Prof P Balaram, Krishnanʼs PhD supervisor and scientific collaborator. Also when the Thathachari Foundation presented him an award. Includes Krishnanʼs hand drawn sketch of P Balaram. Accession Number: MS-003_2_7_11_11_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 7 Container 2: 11 Source: 11 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x15cm Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Correspondence Format:...
Topics: Thathachari Foundation Award, NCBS--metadata=subject:Krishnan, KS, PhD Supervisor, Sketch
Description: Letter from N. Muralidhar, Administrative Officer, TIFR to The Director of the Central Ground Water Board requesting for a survey of the GKVK land in order to dig borewells. Muralidhar writes that the yield they require from the 20 acre land is about “4500 gallons/hour” Accession Number: MS-002_1_1_1_1_P_0026 Collection: Series:MS-002 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 1 Repository: T.M. Sahadevan Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p Location:...
Topics: Land, GKVK, Water, Civil, Logistics, Construction
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
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Description: Max Delbruck (left) and Salvador Luria (right) at the Cold Spring Harbor Lab Accession Number: MS-001_7_1_58_3_P_0023 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 58 Source: 3 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Cold Spring Harbor Access: Photograph Format: Print from black and white negative
Description: Letter from J.P. Sharma, Secretary to Government, Agriculture and Horticulture Department to Obaid Siddiqi. Sharma writes that UAS is not willing to spare the land required for the proposed Centre but Gopala Reddy, Secretary to the Chief Minister is of the opinion that a location certainly must be found. Sharma assures Siddiqi of his assistance in the matter Accession Number: MS-001_2_1_10_2_P_0071 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 10 Source: 2...
Topics: Government, Land, UAS, Bureaucracy
Description: Letter from Stephen Cox inviting Siddiqi to be a member of the Royal Societyʼs B-Side Editorial Board with affiliations to Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. The letter mentions that the Editor would consult the board for advice on proposals submitted, suggestions of topics for future issues, suggesting suitable referees or advice on new initiatives. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_8_22_P_0015 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3...
Topics: Royal Society, Editorial board--metadata=subject:Siddiqi, Obaid
Description: Letter from M. K. Mathew, Head, Academic Activities, NCBS to K. S. Krishnan about collaborating on the project “Peptide toxins of therapeutic value from Toxoglossan molluscs collected from Indian coasts”. The letter discuss the experimental paradigm and the available ion channel containing oocytes to study the effect of peptide toxins from snails. This was one among the other letters filed in the grant proposal for the multi-institutional project on Indian Conus snails....
Topics: Neurotoxicity, Peptide, Ion channel, Neurophysiology, Xenopus, Cone Snails
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Darwin, Charles
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Description: The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex. Darwin, Charles. John Murray, Albemarle Street, London. Third Edition - 1901. Accession Number: BB-001_0_0_0_1 Collection: Series:BB-01 Sub-Series: 0 Container 1: 0 Container 2: 0 Source: 1 Repository: Bibliography - Siddiqi Dimensions: 8x6 inches Extent: 1051p Location: London Access: Book Format: Text
Topics: Sexual selection, Evolutionary theory, Adaptation
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Board of High School and Intermediate Education United Provinces
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Description: High school examination certificate from 1946 specifying the subjects Siddiqi took. He was placed in the first division. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_1_P_0010 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 1 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 6x8 inches Extent: 1p Location: Allahabad Access: Certificate Format: Typewritten on paper
Topic: High school Certificate
Description: Letter from the Director of TIFR to Siddiqi with the details of Honorarium and other facilities for Professor Emeritus Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_2_6_P_0003 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 2 Source: 6 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x10 inches Extent: 1p Location: Mumbai Access: Letter Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: Professor Emeritus, NCBS
Description: Guido Pontecorvo delivering the Gandhi Memorial Lecture at RRI Bangalore Accession Number: MS-001_7_1_58_1_P_0004 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 58 Source: 1 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: Gandhi Memorial Lecture, RRI
Description: Handwritten meeting notes -- Visit to Europe and USA, including scouting for future researchers for NCBS. Includes summary of Sumantra Chattarjiʼs background Accession Number: MS-001_4_10_31_2_P_0015 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 4 Container 1: 10 Container 2: 31 Source: 2 Repository: Siddiqi Papers -- Research Dimensions: 8x6 inches Extent: 1p Location: USA Access: Research note Format: Ink on paper
Topic: Faculty search
Description: Letter from Veronica Rodrigues to R. Vijayaraghavan regarding the unnecessary use of gendered titles for women scientists in official correspondence. She asks that this practice be stopped unless male scientists too are addressed the same way. There is a signed note at the bottom of the letter stating that the prefix not be used to for Rodrigues as that is her preference and that there is no specific order or guideline from the Dean regarding the matter. Accession Number:...
Topics: K. VijayRaghavan, Gender, Personal, Women scientists, Politics
Description: No objection certificate issued by S. Ashok Rao, Administrative Officer, NCBS regarding Veronica Rodriguesʼ application for a visa to enable her to attend a seminar at University of Utrecht, Netherlands called “Tuning your Research Focus to the European Context” Accession Number: NI-001_1_2_1_5_P_0026 Collection: Series:NI-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 1 Source: 5 Repository: "Establishment office, NCBS." Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p...
Topics: Seminar, Europe, Netherlands, Research
Description: Photograph of construction of Mandara hostel and the NCBS Housing complex. Accession Number: NI-005_1_2_1_3_P_0001 Collection: Series:NI-005 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 1 Source: 3 Repository: NCBS Photographs Dimensions: 5X7 Extent: 1p Location: "Bangalore, India" Access: Image Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: Mandara, NCBS, Residential complex, TIFR, Student accommodation, Hostel
Description: Letter from Veronica Rodrigues to H.S. Hampal, Ministry of Home Affairs, regarding the rejection of her application for citizenship under the grounds that her parents were not born in India despite her having clarified that they were born in Goa. She writes that she has been informed that she may reapply after marriage to an Indian citizen Accession Number: NI-001_1_2_1_9_P_0008 Collection: Series:NI-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 1 Source: 9 Repository:...
Topics: Citizenship, Government of Maharashtra, Bureaucracy, Goa, India
Description: Letter from Seymour Benzer to Siddiqi wishing him on his birthday. He talks about the circumstances in Pasadena (LA Riots) and Bombay (Babri Masjid riots). Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_38_P_0002 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 38 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x10 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Fax Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Political turmoil, Babri Masjid, Los Angeles Riots
Description: From left to right: Harriet Taylor, Audre Luoff, Jacques Monod, Boris Ephrussi with an issue of the New Yorker at the Cold Spring Harbor Symposium. Accession Number: MS-001_7_1_58_3_P_0033 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 58 Source: 3 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Cold Spring Harbor Access: Photograph Format: Print from black and white negative
Description: Letter from V.J. Gaonkar, Under Secretary to the Government of Maharashtra recognising Veronica Rodrigues as an Indian citizen under the Goa, Daman and Diu (Citizenship) Order 1962. Accession Number: NI-001_1_2_1_9_P_0002 Collection: Series:NI-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 1 Source: 9 Repository: "Establishment office, NCBS." Dimensions: 8.5x11 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bombay Access: Correspondence Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: Citizenship, Government, Maharashtra, British Citizenship, Goa
Description: Map of India with Project Field Stations marked in Jaisalmer and Dudhwa. A close up map of districts in Rajasthan marks the Desert National Park in the Thar Desert Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_15_P_0004 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 15 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Map Format: Computer print
Topics: Map, Survey, Rajasthan, Desert National Park, Fieldwork
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Krishnan, KS
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Description: Brain membranes and lipid model systems -- experiments described with methodology and record of all the data of the same. Accession Number: MS-003_1_1_1_1_0001-0379 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 1 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 20x32cm Extent: 379p Location: "Bangalore, India" Access: Handwritten notes Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Lab record--metadata=subject:Krishnan, K. S., PhD--metadata=subject:MBU, IISc, Lipids, Brain
Description: A handwritten letter from S. Kesavan, PhD student at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, to T.M. Sahadevan where Kesavan says that he and a colleague will be coming to Bangalore and requests Sahadevan to arrange accommodation for them. Accession Number: MS-002_1_1_1_1_P_0031 Collection: Series:MS-002 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 1 Repository: T.M. Sahadevan Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Paris Access: Correspondence Format: Ink on...
Topics: Kesavan, Student, Research, Administration, Paris
Description: Correspondence to the minister of fisheries, Government of Kerala seeking permission to develop a shed - a temporary field station to rear cone snails at Neendkara port, Kollam. Accession Number: MS-003_2_2_8_4_P_0021 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 8 Source: 4 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: "Bangalore, India" Access: Correspondence Format: Computer print
Topics: Conus, Neendakara, Kerala, DBT project, Rearing, Conotoxin
Description: Felicitation of Sydney Brenner during his visit to Bangalore in 20112. From left to right: Asiya Siddiqi, Obaid Siddiqi, Sydney Brenner Accession Number: MS-001_7_1_58_5_P_0005 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 58 Source: 5 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Description: Telegram from Satish Dhawan, Department of Space to Obaid Siddiqi. Dhawan writes that a meeting has been fixed between Dhawan, Siddiqi and Ramakrishna Hegde, Chief Minister of Karnataka at Vidhana Soudha. Accession Number: MS-001_2_1_10_2_P_0037 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 10 Source: 2 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Administration Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Correspondence Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: Government--metadata=subject:Hegde, Ramakrishna, Vidhana Soudha--metadata=subject:Dhawan, Satish
Description: Letter from the Chairman of the Science Awareness and Promotion Trust inviting Siddiqi to be on the advisory committee of the trust. Khan specifies that it is a non-political and non-profit making social organisation working to bring scientific culture and awareness amongst the educationally and socially under-privileged of the country. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_6_24_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 6 Source: 24 Repository: Siddiqi...
Topics: SAPT, Science awareness, Science Education
Description: Classic and modern forms of scientific misconduct and cases of the same. Also refers to writings of Karl Popper, practical suggestions and advice to avoid the same. Accession Number: MS-003_3_3_12_4_P_0050 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 3 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 12 Source: 4 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Handwritten note Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Ethics, Falsification, Right and Wrong, Thoughts vs Notes, Case studies, Karl Popper
Description: Letter from Matiur Rahman requesting Siddiqi to feature in a television series called “Mind Find” which profiles the life of Indian scientists, aiming to motivate the younger generation to pursue science. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_2_26_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 2 Source: 26 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11.5x10 inches Extent: 1p Location: New Delhi Access: Letter Format: Printed page
Topics: Mind Find, Indian Scientists, Documentary
Description: Ajith Kumarʼs field notes from 1982-83, written on Braille paper (sourced from a church in the US, since resources were limited, and it was good non-blotting paper). The notes are for studies on how four species of tree living mammals (Bonnet monkey, lion-tailed monkey, Nilgiri langur and giant squirrel) co-exist and compete for same resources in the Anamalai Hills, Tamil Nadu. Accession Number: MS-005_1_1_1_1_P_0003 Collection: Series:MS-005 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container...
Topics: Tree-living mammals, Nilgiri Hills, Forest resources, Christianity -- Bible, Braille
Description: Letter from Mushirul Hasan regarding conferring Siddiqi the Honoris Causa (Degree of Letters) by the Jamia Millia Islamia University Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_16_5_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 16 Source: 5 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: New Delhi Access: Letter Format: Printed page
Topics: Jamia Millia Islamia, Honorary Degree
Description: Map of Bangalore showing Roopena Agrahara, Sarjapur Road, Hosur Road. The proposed location for the centre is marked. The map is in Kannada, but there are handwritten markers in English Accession Number: MS-001_2_1_10_2_P_0068 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 10 Source: 2 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Administration Dimensions: 10x14 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Image Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Map, Hosur Road, Sarjapur Road, St. John's
Description: Letter from Siddiqi to Paul Nurse regarding the cancellation of his trip due to unforeseen circumstances. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_7_30_P_0003 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 7 Source: 30 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Letter Format: Printed page
Description: Handwritten notes and data on Muslim Population - percentage of residents in each state, proportion in urban and rural areas (different states and nationally), literacy rate, education levels and income. Likely for Syed Ahmed Khan Lecture in 2004 ca. Accession Number: MS-001_3_2_22_14_0002-0014 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 3 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 22 Source: 14 Repository: Obaid Siddiqi papers - Talks and Lectures Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 13p Location: Unknown...
Topics: Muslim, Demography, Literacy Rate, Income, Syed Ahmed Khan, Education
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Indian Institute of Architects
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Description: Siddiqiʼs copy of Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects. Cover image is of Raj Rewalʼs architecture, Central Institute of Educational Technology, New Delhi. Includes note on Rewal receiving the IIAʼs Babura Mhatre Gold Medal for 1989. Rewal would go on to be picked as the architect for the first NCBS buildings. Accession Number: MS-001_6_6_57_10_0001-0044 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 6 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 57 Source: 10 Repository: Obaid Siddiqi Papers -...
Topics: Indian Institute of Architects, Raj Rewal, Campus architecture
Description: Letter from S. Bhattacharya (Director, TIFR) to K. S. Krishnan requesting Krishnan to accept the extension of his appointment at TIFR Accession Number: NI-002_1_1_1_1_P_0006 Collection: Series:NI-002 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 1 Repository: NCBS Deans Office Dimensions: 11.5x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Mumbai Access: Letter Format: Printed page
Description: Letter from the Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology regarding the approval of a sum of 63.77 lakh rupees as financial support for the project on neurogenetic analysis of chemosensory reception in Drosophila melanogaster. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_5_14_0001-0003 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 5 Source: 14 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 3p Location: New Delhi...
Topics: Chemosensory Reception, Drosophila Melanogaster, DST, DBT
Description: Siddiqiʼs letter to William Eastman, editor, stating that he has posted the first draft of the manuscript of “Introduction to Molecular Genetics”. By now, it was around 2 years after the initial submission date and Siddiqi apologises for having “taxed” their patience a great deal. Accession Number: MS-001_1_2_3_1_P_0032 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 3 Source: 1 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 9x7 inches Extent:...
Topic: The Macmillan Company
Description: Siddiqi in graduation attire at the University of Glasgow Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_19_P_0008 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 59 Source: 19 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Glasgow Access: Photograph Format: Print from black and white negative
Topic: Graduation
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Bhabha, Homi J.
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Description: New yearʼs Greeting Card from Homi Bhabha Accession Number: MS-001_6_3_56_2_0001-0003 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 6 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 56 Source: 2 Repository: Obaid Siddiqi Papers - Biographical Dimensions: 5.5x8.5 inches Extent: 3p Location: Unknown Access: Card Format: Ink on jute
Topics: Felicitations -- New Year, Greeting card
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Sankaran, Ravi
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Description: Article written by Ravi Sankaran on the efforts of the “Florican Watch” to observe and conserve the Lesser Florican. Published by the Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) Accession Number: MS-004_1_2_2_3_P_0011 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 2 Source: 3 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Coimbatore Access: Note Format: Computer print
Topics: Lesser florican, Conservation, Exploitation, Endangered, Newsletter, Popular science
Description: Letter from Veronica Rodrigues to Virendra Singh, Director, TIFR regarding the continuous problems she has faced due to her citizenship application. She writes that the institute should have a better grasp of the process required and is obliged to reimburse her visa costs as well as bear legal consequences of her research trips outside Bombay. Accession Number: NI-001_1_2_1_9_0022-0023 Collection: Series:NI-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 1 Source: 9 Repository:...
Topics: Citizenship, Institution, Legal, Bureaucracy, Personal
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Siddiqi, Obaid
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Description: An incomplete list of 100 Indian Biologists from various cities and institutions, handwritten by Siddiqi. Accession Number: MS-001_6_6_57_25_0001-0006 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 6 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 57 Source: 25 Repository: Obaid Siddiqi Papers - Biographical Dimensions: 11.5x8.5 inches Extent: 6p Location: Unknown Access: Notes Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Indian Scientists, Biologists, Biology
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Sankaran, Ravi
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Description: A journal maintained by Ravi Sankaran in 1991 on his visits to places in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, particularly the Desert National Park in Sudasari, Rajasthan. The entries are brief descriptions of Sankaranʼs day, including the people he met, the places he visited, and the work he conducted in those places Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_13_0001-0050 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 13 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions:...
Topics: Journal, Conservation, Wildlife, Travel, Writing
Description: Table with maximum and minimum temperature recorded everyday from June to August, along with rainfall height in Sailana, Madhya Pradesh Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_14_P_0004 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 14 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Sailana - Madhya Pradesh Access: Recording Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Rainfall, Temperature, Observations, Research, Fieldwork
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Sankaran, Ravi
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Description: A log of rainfall height taken every few days, along with notes describing the timings Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_14_0001-0002 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 14 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 2p Location: Unknown Access: Recording Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Rainfall, Log, Conservation, Research
Description: Robin Holliday congratulates Siddiqi on his election to the Royal Society. He says “it will do good for your group, specially as status is so important in India”. Holliday also comments on the controversial election of Margaret Thatcher to the Royal society. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_23_P_0021 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 23 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11.5x10 inches Extent: 2p Location: London...
Topics: Fellow of the Royal Society, FRS
Description: Letter from Heisenberg to Siddiqi and his wife, reminiscing about enjoyable moments and thanking them. He also mentions the construction of the “new institute” (NCBS) and comments on its architecture and execution. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_2_3_0001-0002 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 2 Source: 3 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11.5x10 inches Extent: 2p Location: Unknown Access: Handwritten Page Format: Ink on paper
Topic: NCBS
Description: Handwritten notes and drawings of furniture for Siddiqiʼs lab Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_5_1_0001-0006 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 5 Source: 1 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 6p Location: Unknown Access: Handwritten Page Format: Ink on paper
Topic: Furniture
Description: Letter from Homi Bhabha to Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on Siddiqiʼs return to India and the state of Indian science. He comments on the attitude towards scientists and how politicians are given more importance than scientists even though science ”might be of greater significance from a world point of view” (global viewpoint). Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_9_P_0008 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 9 Repository: Siddiqi Papers -...
Topics: Jawaharlal Nehru--metadata=subject:Siddiqi, Obaid, Indian scientists
Description: Letter from Homi Bhabha to Siddiqi with the details of job offers for Siddiqi. Bhabha mentions of his intentions to start biophysics and molecular biology research since inception of TIFR. He also requests Siddiqi to send a list of equipment that he would need to start his work at the institute. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_10_0004-0006 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 10 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 10x10...
Topics: Molecular Biology, Biophysics, TIFR
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Krishnan, KS
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Description: Thoughts on how the brain processes light and sound, and the significance of sound. Accession Number: MS-003_1_7_3_9_0021-0040 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 7 Container 2: 3 Source: 9 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 20p Location: Unknown Access: Handwritten note Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Audition, Physics of sound, Animal Communication, Sensory processing--metadata=subject:Feynman, RP,...
Description: Siddiqi receiving the Padma Vibhushan Medal from President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Accession Number: MS-001_7_2_58_14_P_0006 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 58 Source: 14 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: New Delhi Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Topic: Padma Vibhushan
Description: Letter from Veronica Rodrigues to K. VijayRaghavan requesting the change of her primary appointment to NCBS from TIFR. She mentions that she would like to move her lab to Bangalore and therefore requests for assistance related to housing and student accommodation. Accession Number: NI-002_1_2_1_2_P_0008 Collection: Series:NI-002 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 1 Source: 2 Repository: NCBS Deans Office Dimensions: 11.5x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Mumbai Access: Letter...
Topic: NCBS
Description: Siddiqiʼs notes, titled “Project with Indu Menon”, with list of music (artists and ragas) which was presumably shared by Indu Menon. He made detailed notes on how to bookmark and save webpages, search and download music. He also lists his favourite vocal artists and instruments. Accession Number: MS-001_6_6_57_19_0001-0009 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 6 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 57 Source: 19 Repository: Obaid Siddiqi Papers - Biographical Dimensions: 11.5x8.5...
Topics: Classical music, Indu Menon, Raga
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Sankaran, Ravi
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Description: Ravi Sankaranʼs handwritten notes on territory establishment by birds. He writes about the link between territory and reproduction Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_16_P_0005 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 16 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Access: Note Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Territory, Behaviour, Birds, Breeding, Aggression
Description: Masood Haider informs O. Siddiqi that the Aligarh Alumni Associations of North America has decided to give Siddiqi the “Sir Syed Ahmed Khan Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Poetry, Literature, Arts or Sciences”. Siddiqi, in his response, thanks Haider and says that he is a “fervent admirer of Sir Syed and you decision gives me much joy”. Siddiqi reflects on his years at Aligarh and recalls Dr Intisar who taught him chemistry. Accession Number:...
Topics: Syed Ahmed Khan, Aligarh
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Description: Certificate of Siddiqiʼs BSc degree in Botany and Zoology at Aligarh Muslim University, 1951 Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_1_P_0009 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 1 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 5x8 inches Extent: 1p Location: Aligarh Access: Certificate Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: BSc Certificate--metadata=subject:Siddiqi, Obaid, Aligarh Muslim University
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Description: Aligarh Muslim Universityʼs fortnightly studentʼs journal, Varsity Times, has an article on the annual Festival of University Youth organised by the Government of India in New Delhi and AMUʼs participation in it. The journal also has a 3 scene play on Indiaʼs colonial past. Includes a note on Syed Ahmed Khan. Likely a reprint of the 1957 edition. Accession Number: MS-001_6_6_57_3_0001-0014 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 6 Container 1: 5 Container 2: 57 Source: 3...
Topics: Varsity Times, Aligarh Muslim University, Colonial, British, Youth, Syed Ahmed Khan
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Description: Guido Pontecorvo and Asiya Siddiqi Accession Number: MS-001_7_1_58_1_P_0014 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 58 Source: 1 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Topic: Asiya Siddiqi--metadata=subject:Pontecorvo, G.
Description: Siddiqi receiving the Rameshwar Das Birla National Award Accession Number: MS-001_7_2_58_7_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 58 Source: 7 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Topic: Rameshwar Das Birla National Award
Description: A stamped and signed certificate from the Sarpanch of the Village Panchayat of Assolna, Salcete, Goa certifying Rodriguesʼ address. Accession Number: NI-001_1_2_1_9_P_0069 Collection: Series:NI-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 1 Source: 9 Repository: "Establishment office, NCBS." Dimensions: 8.5x11 inches Extent: 1p Location: India-Goa-Salcete-Assolna Access: Form Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Residence, Governance, Panchayat, Domicile
Description: Letter from K. S. Krishnan confirming his acceptance of the offer to join NCBS as Joint Faculty from the academic year 2003-2004 Accession Number: NI-002_1_1_1_1_P_0009 Collection: Series:NI-002 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 1 Repository: NCBS Deans Office Dimensions: 11.5x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Mumbai Access: Letter Format: Printed page
Topic: NCBS--metadata=subject:Udgaonkar, J.
Description: Letter from Atta-ur-Rahman to Siddiqi enquiring about Siddiqiʼs interest in assisting in establishing a molecular biology research programme at the H.E.J Research Institute of Chemistry in Karachi. He specifies that it would involve periodic visits to the institute and assisting PhD. students. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_5_36_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 5 Source: 36 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5...
Topics: H.E.J Research Institute of Chemistry, Molecular Biology
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Description: A notification stating that the Aryabhatta medal of 1992 is being awarded to Obaid Siddiqi for his contributions to molecular genetics and research in neurogenetics of sensory perception in Drosophila Accession Number: MS-001_6_1_55_7_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 6 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 55 Source: 7 Repository: Obaid Siddiqi Papers - Biographical Dimensions: 11.5x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Notification Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: Aryabhatta medal, Drosophila, Neurogenetics, Molecular genetics--metadata=subject:Siddiqi, O.
Description: Letter from Siddiqi to K VijayRaghavan regarding the series of lectures by Evelyn Fox-Keller. He says that she will be staying for a month and giving 8 lectures on 4 different topics, one of them being Gender and Science. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_9_29_P_0022 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 9 Source: 29 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Letter Format: Printed page
Topic: Gender
Description: Asiya Siddiqi family -- Police Department group photograph. Lucknow Accession Number: MS-001_7_3_S25_0_P_0004 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 3 Container 2: S25 Source: 0 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 11x17 inches Extent: 1p Location: Lucknow Access: Photograph Format: Print from black and white negative
Topics: Lucknow, Police
Description: “Indiaʼs Real Gene-us Discovered” - Article on Siddiqiʼs Career in Society Magazine by Vibha Vasi. Includes discussion on Siddiqiʼs early political leanings and change over the years, influence of mentors like Pontecorvo. Accession Number: MS-001_6_2_55_19_0001-0010 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 6 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 55 Source: 19 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Biographical Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 10p Location: Unknown Access: Journal Format: Typeset
Topics: Society Magazine, Interview--metadata=subject:Vasi, Vibha--metadata=subject:Siddiqi, O., Communism,...
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Description: Martin Heisenberg planting a tree during his visit to the construction site of NCBS in 1996 Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_13_P_0004 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 59 Source: 13 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Topic: NCBS--metadata=subject:Heisenberg, Martin
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Description: A doodle with some notes at the bottom. About advertising open positions and self-assessment records. Accession Number: MS-003_1_2_3_2_P_0033 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 3 Source: 2 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 22x25cm Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Sketch Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Drawing, Doodle, Art--metadata=subject:Krishnan, K. S., Sketch
Description: Siddiqiʼs letter, replying to Webb, mentioning that he visualises a book “emphasising unifying principles of molecular genetics without aiming at completeness”, along with the signed agreement Accession Number: MS-001_1_2_3_1_P_0004 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 3 Source: 1 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 9x7 inches Extent: 1p Location: Pennsylvania Access: Correspondence Format: Typewritten on paper
Topic: The Macmillan Company
Description: Letter from Obaid Siddiqi to Sharat Chandra, Director, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology. Siddiqi requests Chandra to join a committee that will study the external referee reports of the 8th Research Plans of the Molecular Biology Unit, and then advise the Director of TIFR on the funding for these projects Accession Number: MS-001_2_3_13_15_P_0043 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 13 Source: 15 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Administration...
Topics: Peer review, Director, Research, Feedback
Description: Handwritten notes by Obaid Siddiqi where he summarises the points related to the setting up of a centre for research in biology under TIFR. The objectives, staff structure, and financial outlay are briefly mentioned. Siddiqi writes that it is hoped that the Centre will be free from “cumbersome rules and operational procedures” Accession Number: MS-001_2_1_10_1_P_0009 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 10 Source: 1 Repository: Siddiqi Papers -...
Topics: NCBS, Research, Institution, Logistics, Planning
Description: Letter from James Watson requesting him to stay after the Drosophila meeting in order to attend the Evolution meeting. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_2_8_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 2 Source: 8 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x10 inches Extent: 1p Location: New York Access: Letter Format: Printed page
Topics: Drosophila, Evolution--metadata=subject:Siddiqi, Obaid--metadata=subject:Watson, James
Description: Ephemera from John Watersʼ Polyester -- scratch card titled “Odorama”. Likely from Siddiqiʼs time at Caltech Accession Number: MS-001_6_3_56_6_0001-0002 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 6 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 56 Source: 6 Repository: Obaid Siddiqi Papers - Biographical Dimensions: 12 X 4.5 Extent: 2p Location: Unknown Access: Film ticket Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Polyester--metadata=subject:Waters, John, Odorama, Scratch cards, Caltech
Description: Handwritten field notes by Ravi Sankaran on his observations of the lesser floricans in various places in Madhya Pradesh. Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_1_0001-0008 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 1 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 8p Location: Madhya Pradesh Access: Recording Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Lesser florican, Wildlife, Amba, Damnod, Environment, Agriculture