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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
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
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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
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
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 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: 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: 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: Letter from A.N. Bhaduri, Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology to Manju Sharma, Adviser, Department of Biotechnology. Bhaduri writes in support of the proposed Center for Fundamental Research in Biological Sciences. He emphasises the need for national involvement in the promotion of biological sciences as it is a growing field Accession Number: MS-001_2_1_10_1_P_0021 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 10 Source: 1 Repository: Siddiqi...
Topics: Research, Biology, Science, Funding
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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 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: 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
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: Gauri Kumar, Secretary (Border Management), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, writes to O. Siddiqi, requesting his nominations for the Padma Awards. Kumar states it is conventional practice to get nominations from past award winners (Siddiqi received the Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan Awards). It is the last recorded letter to Siddiqi though it is unlikely he read it since he had an accident on Jul 21 2013 and passed away on Jul 26 2013. Accession Number:...
Topics: Padma Awards, Nominations
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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
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 Obaid Siddiqi to A.N. Bhaduri, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology. Siddiqi requests Bhaduri 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_0042 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 13 Source: 15 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Administration Dimensions:...
Topics: Peer review, Director, Research, Feedback
Description: Campus life -- NCBS at the TIFR Building on the IISc campus. Miscellaneous images. Accession Number: NI-005_5_1_3_20_0001-0011 Collection: Series:NI-005 Sub-Series: 5 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 3 Source: 20 Repository: NCBS Photographs Dimensions: 5X7 Extent: 11p Location: Bangalore Access: Image Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: NCBS, IISc, TIFR building
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: 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: Campus life -- NCBS at the TIFR Building on the IISc campus. Image of T.M. Sahadevan in a slow bicycle race. Accession Number: NI-005_5_1_3_18_P_0013 Collection: Series:NI-005 Sub-Series: 5 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 3 Source: 18 Repository: NCBS Photographs Dimensions: 5X7 Extent: 1p Location: "Bangalore, India" Access: Image Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: TIFR building, IISc campus, NCBS--metadata=subject:Sahadevan, T.M.
Description: Memo signed by V. Singh, Director, TIFR with a detailed list of powers that are delegated to the Project Director of NCBS. The list also describes the extent of the power and limitations Accession Number: MS-002_1_1_1_1_0009-0015 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: 7p Location: Bombay Access: Memo Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: NCBS, Director, Institution, Staff
Description: Letter from Siddiqi to Paul Sternberg supporting the initiative nominating Seymour Benzer for a second Laskar Award. Siddiqi says that Benzerʼs working life spans two distinct periods. The first being his contributions to understanding the gene and the second in Drosophila neurogenetics. Siddiqi also lauds Benzerʼs originality in his work. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_8_20_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 8 Source: 20 Repository: Siddiqi...
Topics: Drosophila, Neurogenetics, Gene, Lasker Award
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
Description: Post card from Salim Ali to Siddiqi congratulating him on his nomination for the Padma Bhushan Republic day Honour list Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_22_0004-0005 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 20 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 Extent: 1 card Location: Unknown Access: Post card Format: Ink on paper
Topic: Padma Bhushan--metadata=subject:Siddiqi, Obaid
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
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 south India with collection sites and details. Mainly sites were located in Tamil Nadu. Accession Number: MS-003_1_3_3_3_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 3 Source: 3 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 29.6x39cm Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Map Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Conus species, Collection sites, South India--metadata=subject:Krishnan, K.S., Tamil Nadu
Description: A newspaper page with several articles. One of the articles is titled “Shivappa demands CBI probe into UAS affairs” and the title is underlined. The article mentions that allegations of corruption in UAS were brought up in Parliament, and a line mentioning the sale of 20 acres of land to TIFR is underlined Accession Number: MS-001_2_1_10_5_P_0014 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 10 Source: 5 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Administration...
Topics: Newspaper, Media, Corruption, Funds, UAS, Government
Description: Siddiqi at a county fair shooting game holding a rifle/gun in Bad Homburg, Germany Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_19_P_0002 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: "Bad Homburg, Germany" Access: Photograph Format: Print from black and white negative
Topic: County Fair
Description: Proposed staff structure for NCBS that details what is to be expected of those hired. It also includes a list of staff positions to be hired from the institute directly and those to be hired on contract. Accession Number: MS-002_1_1_1_1_0006-0007 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: 2p Location: Bangalore Access: Memo Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: NCBS, Administration, Institution, Employment, Staff
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
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Description: Address on otters and their conservation in India during an inaugural program for a workshop. Accession Number: MS-003_2_7_11_11_0014-0020 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 7 Container 2: 11 Source: 11 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 7p Location: Unknown Access: Lecture Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: Otter, Conservation, NCBS, Wildlife and conservation programme, India, Fundamental research
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
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Description: Article written by Ravi Sankaran on the work done by his team in surveying areas in Rajasthan. Published by the Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) Accession Number: MS-004_1_2_2_3_P_0023 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, Hunting, Survey, Grassland
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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: Structural Biology Meeting at IISc. L to R: S. Mayor, J. Udgaonkar, M. Panicker, M.K. Mathew Accession Number: NI-005_2_6_2_9_P_0012 Collection: Series:NI-005 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 2 Source: 9 Repository: NCBS Photographs Dimensions: 5x7 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Image Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: Structural Biology, IISc--metadata=subject:Krishnan, K.S.
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
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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
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Description: Photograph of clumped HeLa Cells Accession Number: MS-001_1_2_3_4_P_0009 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 3 Source: 4 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 3x5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Still Image Format: Ink on paper
Topic: HeLa Cells
Description: Letter from Siddiqi to Webb V.H. stating that he has joined TIFR Accession Number: MS-001_1_2_3_1_P_0011 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: Bombay Access: Correspondence Format: Typewritten on paper
Topic: The Macmillan Company
Description: Letter from Subrata Tripathi, Molecular Biology Unit, TIFR to Obaid Siddiqi. Tripathi writes that he has enclosed the names of a few potential referees who will go over his research proposal and give their comments. He also writes that he will not be able to give details of his experiment because of issues arising from conflict of interest Accession Number: MS-001_2_3_13_15_P_0051 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 13 Source: 15 Repository: Siddiqi...
Topics: Peer review, Feedback, Conflict of interest, Research
Description: Handwritten observations and notes on fate of Drosophila melanogaster on being subjected to different types of cone snail toxins to test their potency possibly. Accession Number: MS-003_1_3_3_3_0034-0042 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 3 Source: 3 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 9p Location: Unknown Access: Handwritten note Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Conotoxin, Drosophila melanogaster, Toxicity, Drug discovery, Mutant, Conus
Description: Note on possible experiments to see the effect of conotoxins via imaging of calcium in the cells. Assays to study the effect of toxin on spontaneous miniature synaptic calcium transients, field potential evoked calcium transients and NMDA induced calcium changes are implied. Accession Number: MS-003_2_2_8_3_P_0006 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 8 Source: 3 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access:...
Topics: Conotoxin, Ion channel, Neurobiology, Conus, Calcium, Receptor
Description: TIFR Annual Report: 1945 - 1970. Includes details on location and relocation of the Institute from Bangalore to Bombay, transfer of equipments, pattern of research, reference to occupation of Military hutment on the acquired land in 1953 to set up the permanent Institute in Colaba, reference to setting up of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Trombay, records of administration of TIFR, building activities, accommodation, images of lawns and sculptures, records of Council...
Topics: TIFR, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre--metadata=subject:Bhabha, Homi, Physics, Radio Astronomy,...
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: Pursuing sciences in India -- NIAS -- Handwritten lecture notes for symposium on “Emerging Trends in Indian Society”. Includes thoughts on scientific administration, quest for autonomy and governmentalization of science. Accession Number: MS-001_3_2_44_6_0001-0014 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 3 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 44 Source: 6 Repository: Siddiqi Papers -- Talks and lectures Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 14p Location: Bangalore Access: Lecture Format: Ink...
Topics: Administration, NIAS, Autonomy, Governmentalization
Description: Siddiqi receiving the Padma Vibhushan Award from the President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Accession Number: MS-001_7_2_58_14_P_0002 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: Obaid Siddiqi writes to the Vice Chancellor of UAS about certain points in the lease agreement for the NCBS land. He assures Krishnamurthy that while TIFR, being a national institute, is open to hiring all citizens of India, they will keep in mind the employment of local people as well. Accession Number: MS-002_1_1_1_2_0039-0040 Collection: Series:MS-002 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 2 Repository: T.M. Sahadevan Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent:...
Topics: Employment, Politics, Local, NCBS
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Description: Early drawing of inebriometer inspired by that of Nash lab and modifications of the same. Accession Number: MS-003_1_2_1_3_P_0101 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 1 Source: 3 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 15x24cm Extent: 1p Location: "Mumbai, India" Access: Handwritten note Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Anaesthesia, Drosophila melanogaster--metadata=subject:Whitaker, J & Nash,...
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Description: Article written by Ravi Sankaran with his photographs in Sanctuary magazine on the lesser florican Accession Number: MS-004_1_2_2_1_0078-0088 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 2 Source: 1 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 9p Location: Bombay Access: Book Format: Computer print
Topics: Lesser florican, Magazine, Sanctuary, Conservation, Wildlife, Popular science
Description: A graph that shows the effect of rainfall on grass height during 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988. Below the graph, there are notes that interpret the graphical data Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_9_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 9 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Note Format: Computer print
Topics: Graph, Rainfall, Conservation, Grass, Research, Technology
Description: Book titled “Study of ecology of certain endangered species of wildlife and their habitats” on the Lesser Florican. Published by the Bombay Natural History Society as an Annual Report Accession Number: MS-004_1_2_2_1_0001-0054 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 2 Source: 1 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 54p Location: Bombay Access: Book Format: Computer print
Topics: Lesser florican, Report, Endangered, Habitat
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
Description: Telegram from Obaid Siddiqi to K. VijayRaghavan where Siddiqi describes the steps related to appointment of faculty, infrastructure and purchasing that VijayRaghavan has approval for, as well as the steps that are yet to be approved Accession Number: MS-002_1_1_1_1_0022-0023 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: 2p Location: Bombay Access: Correspondence Format:...
Topics: NCBS, Administration, Institution, Staff, Logistics
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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 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: Letter from Pontecorvo to Siddiqi offering to write to the Indian High Commissioner (Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Jawaharlal Nehruʼs sister) and to bring her attention to Indiaʼs mismanagement of the best and most promising scientists. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_9_0002-0003 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 9 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 10x8 inches Extent: 2p Location: Glasgow Access: Letter Format: Ink on paper
Topic: Indian scientists
Description: Letter from Garen to Leo Szilard recommending Siddiqi and describing the difficulties Siddiqi faces on returning to India- the lack of a suitable laboratory and a position for him. He requests Szilard to help Siddiqi through his “personal contact with influential Indian scientists, particularly Dr. H. J. Bhabha“ Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_9_P_0006 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 9 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence...
Topic: Recommendation--metadata=subject:Garen, Alan--metadata=subject:Szilard,...
Description: Letter from Chairman of the Council of the Indian Statistical Institute, Pranab Mukherjee, requesting Siddiqi to be a member of the Selection committee for appointment of the Director of the Indian Statistical Institute. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_9_44_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 9 Source: 44 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Letter Format: Printed page
Topic: Indian Statistical Institute
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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.
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Description: Address by P.A. Lokabharti, CSIR Scientist Emeritus, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa on the need for focus on marine microbiology, ecology and evolution research - for bioprospecting and study of native systems. Accession Number: MS-003_2_6_11_2_0016-0017 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 11 Source: 2 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 2p Location: "Goa, India" Access: Note Format: Computer print
Topics: National Institute for Marine Biotechnology, Ecology--metadata=subject:Shanker, Karthik, Evolution,...
Description: K.S. Krishnan at the Structural Biology Meeting at IISc Accession Number: NI-005_2_6_2_9_P_0001 Collection: Series:NI-005 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 2 Source: 9 Repository: NCBS Photographs Dimensions: 5x7 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Image Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: Structural Biology, IISc
Description: Group photograph at the Tata statue. Structural Biology Meeting at IISc Accession Number: NI-005_2_6_2_9_P_0019 Collection: Series:NI-005 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 2 Source: 9 Repository: NCBS Photographs Dimensions: 5x7 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Image Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: Structural Biology, IISc
Description: Letter from Obaid Siddiqi to the Director, TIFR requesting them to write a letter of support for Veronica Rodriguesʼ citizenship application to the Home Ministry and a letter to the DAE asking them to send a letter to the Home Ministry as well. Siddiqi notes that Rodriguesʼ contributions to science, the country, and TIFR are immense and that it is important to expedite her application. Accession Number: NI-001_1_2_1_9_0018-0019 Collection: Series:NI-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1:...
Topics: Biology, Community, Government, India
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Description: A card from the students of the IX and X standard of Bluebells school, thanking Siddiqi after a talk. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_17_55_0001-0003 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 17 Source: 55 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 3x5 inches Extent: 3p Location: Unknown Access: Card Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Bluebells school, Greeting card
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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.
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Description: Siddiqiʼs personal work report for July 1964. He mentions that the main effort during the period was to set up the laboratories (MBU at TIFR). Accession Number: MS-001_6_3_55_27_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 6 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 55 Source: 27 Repository: Obaid Siddiqi Papers - Biographical Dimensions: 11.5x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Mumbai Access: Report Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: Work report, TIFR, Molecular Biology Unit (MBU)
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 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: Siddiqi with M. Ramaswami (left) and Veronica Rodrigues (right) Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_21_P_0006 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 59 Source: 21 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Description: Summarises Krishnanʼs comment on how research in India was being conducted in an irresponsible manner due to lack of accountability and recognition of true talent. Also talks about promoting Academia-Industry interaction through projects led pro-actively by universities. Accession Number: MS-003_3_4_12_5_0005-0006 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 3 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 12 Source: 5 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 2p Location: Unknown...
Topics: Excellence in academia, Academia-Industry interaction, India, Research and Development, Academic...
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: Michael Kellyʼs letter to Siddiqi, in which he gives detailed suggestions on experimental techniques that Siddiqi could use, with references to some published papers. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_4_0004-0007 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 4 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 7.5x5 inches Extent: 1p Location: London Access: Letter Format: Typewritten on paper
Description: A handwritten letter from a first year undergraduate student to Siddiqi, about the pride he takes in knowing that an Indian scientist has made great progress in genetic research and how much this means to a person with a genetic disease like himself. He details his own interests and expresses admiration for Siddiqiʼs work. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_2_5_0001-0005 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 2 Source: 5 Repository: Siddiqi Papers -...
Topics: Genetics, Indian Scientists