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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
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
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Aligarh Muslim University
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Description: Certificate of Siddiqiʼs MSc degree in Botany at Aligarh Muslim University, 1953 Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_1_P_0007 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: MSc Certificate--metadata=subject:Siddiqi, Obaid, Aligarh Muslim University, Botany
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: 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: 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
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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
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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: 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 confirming a grant of Rs. 12,000 payable over three years by the Nawab Sultan Jahan Begum Education Endowment, Bhopal. Siddiqi is requested to provide a quarterly progress report of his work at Glasgow Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_3_P_0002 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 3 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 10x8 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bhopal Access: Letter Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: Scholarship --metadata=subject:Siddiqi, Obaid, Nawab Sultan Jahan Begum Education Endowment, Bhopal
Description: Letter from Sohan P. Modak, Zoology Department, University of Poona to Obaid Siddiqi. Modak writes that he has been thinking about the dismal state of BSc. education in India when it comes to biology. He proposes the creation of a Centre for Advancement of Biological Sciences and compares its activities to that of Cold Spring Harbour. He asks Obaid if his institution would be willing to consider a joint venture. Accession Number: MS-001_2_1_10_2_P_0012 Collection: Series:MS-001...
Topics: Poona, Education, University, Undergraduate, Institution, Biology
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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
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by Krishnan, KS
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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: Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, former President of Pakistan, giving the inaugural speech at the International Symposium on New Researches in Biology and Genetics Accession Number: MS-001_7_3_59_8_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 59 Source: 8 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 11x4.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Islamabad Access: Photograph Format: Print from black and white negative
Topics: Genetics, Biology
Description: Handwritten letter from Eugene Wikramanayake thanking Siddiqi for sending him a copy of G. Pontecorvoʼs memoir. He says that after nearly 20 years of education, it was Pontecorvo who turned on his “thinking power”. He goes on to mention that he would be interested in teaching a course on human biology in medical schools in Bangalore and requests Siddiqiʼs help with finding contacts. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_9_27_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1:...
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: Letter from K. VijayRaghavan to Virendra Singh requesting for continuation of his dual appointment and more dual appointments of NCBS and TIFR, adding that it will strengthen the bonds between NCBS and TIFR Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_5_22_P_0005 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 5 Source: 22 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Letter Format: Printed page
Topics: NCBS, TIFR
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: 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: Campus life -- NCBS at the TIFR Building on the IISc campus. Image of faculty members. L to R: Sudhir Krishna, K. VijayRaghavan, U.S. Bhalla, S. Mayor, M.K. Mathew, M. Panicker. Accession Number: NI-005_5_1_3_19_P_0005 Collection: Series:NI-005 Sub-Series: 5 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 3 Source: 19 Repository: NCBS Photographs Dimensions: 5X7 Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Image Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: NCBS, IISc, TIFR building, Faculty meeting
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
Description: Letter from Veronica Rodrigues to Obaid Siddiqi where Rodrigues submits the names of three external referees who could review her research proposal Accession Number: MS-001_2_3_13_15_P_0066 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 13 Source: 15 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Administration Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bombay Access: Correspondence Format: Computer Print
Topics: Referees, Peer review, Assessment
Description: K VijayRaghavanʼs letter seeking KS Krishnanʼs residential transfer from TIFR to NCBS for active collaboration with IISc and other marine labs near Chennai on cone snail toxin work. The letter also mentions developing a research programme in ecological sciences. Accession Number: MS-003_2_1_7_5_P_0008 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 7 Source: 8 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: "Bangalore,...
Topics: NCBS, Ecology, Research collaboration with IISc, K. VijayRaghavan, Cone Snail Toxins, Bangalore
Description: R to L: K. VijayRaghavan, Kusum Singh, R.N. Singh. Also seen is O. Siddiqi. TIFR. Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_20_P_0012 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 59 Source: 20 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Photograph Format: Print from black and white negative
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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: Siddiqiʼs application for a scholarship grant to carry out his PhD research in genetics under Dr. G. Pontecorvo at the University of Glasgow. He mentions that there are no facilities for work in the field of genetics of micro-organisms in India and Dr. Pontecorvo is an “eminent authority” on the subject. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_3_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 3 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions:...
Topics: Scholarship --metadata=subject:Siddiqi, Obaid, Genetics, PhD
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Kumar, A; Krishnan, K.S.; Ramakrishnan, U
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Description: Final report to DST about the research activities at NCBS and CWS by the students of the masters course in wildlife biology and conservation over the period of 17-06-2009 to 31-03-2012. Introduces the various projects, the findings of the same and the publications which arose during the investigation of the same. Accession Number: MS-003_2_2_8_1_0005-0028 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 8 Source: 1 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions:...
Topics: Wildlife programme, NCBS, CWS, MSc--metadata=subject:Ramakrishnan, U--metadata=subject:Kumar, Ajith
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Description: Mirʼs Universal Compassion - an article on the compassion and love in Mir Taqi Mirʼs poetry Accession Number: MS-001_6_6_57_8_0009-0010 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 6 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 57 Source: 8 Repository: Obaid Siddiqi Papers - Biographical Dimensions: 11.5x8.5 inches Extent: 2p Location: Unknown Access: Article Format: Printed Page
Topics: Poetry, Mir Taqi Mir
Description: Siddiqiʼs letter to Virendra Singh regarding creation of a separate Faculty for NCBS. He says it is important that the academic and administrative structure of NCBS is formed carefully so that NCBS develops the right way. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_17_15_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 17 Source: 15 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Mumbai Access: Letter Format: Printed page
Topics: NCBS, Administration, Academics
Description: Thoughts on biology, his connection to it and how it has developed over the course of his career, the brain and the genetic and genomic toolboxes which neurobiology has in common with other sub-fields of biology. Accession Number: MS-003_3_3_12_4_0020-0025 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 3 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 12 Source: 4 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 6p Location: Unknown Access: Note Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Biology, Neurobiology, Brain, Behaviour, Genetics, Attenborough
Description: Pictures and description of birds and butterflies as a collection for a booklet on the fauna at campus on the occasion of TIFRʼs Golden Jubilee. Accession Number: MS-003_1_7_3_7_0031-0070 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 7 Container 2: 3 Source: 7 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 40p Location: Unknown Access: Note Format: Computer print with images
Topics: Birds, Butterflies, TIFR, Mumbai, Campus, Fauna
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
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Description: James Watson Accession Number: MS-001_7_1_58_3_P_0029 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: Unknown Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Description: Letter from Jayant Udgaonkar, TIFR to Virendra Singh, Director, TIFR requesting funds in order to place orders for research material. There is a signed note to Obaid Siddiqi at the bottom of the page where Udgaonkar writes that the institute should be able to make him an advance on the funds as he was offered a position before the formalisation of the institute Accession Number: MS-001_2_1_10_1_P_0037 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 10 Source: 1...
Topics: Funding, Research, Institution, Equipment, Logistics
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: 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
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Description: Letter of recommendation for Siddiqi by Reayat Khan Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_1_P_0004 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 1 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 12x8 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Letter Format: Typewritten on paper
Topic: Recommendation--metadata=subject:Khan, Reayat--metadata=subject:Siddiqi, Obaid
Description: Siddiqi with Seymour Benzer, likely at Caltech in 1976 Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_20_P_0022 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 59 Source: 20 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Pasadena Access: Photograph Format: Print from black and white negative
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
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Description: Play of Opposite in Ghalib - an article on the use of opposites and its effects in Mirza Ghalibʼs poetry. Includes Siddiqiʼs annotations. Accession Number: MS-001_6_6_57_8_0006-0008 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 6 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 57 Source: 8 Repository: Obaid Siddiqi Papers - Biographical Dimensions: 11.5x8.5 inches Extent: 3p Location: Unknown Access: Article Format: Printed Page
Topic: Poetry --metadata=subject:Ghalib, Mirza
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: 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
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Aligarh Muslim University
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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
Description: Letter from Ved Prakash, director of the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, requesting Siddiqi to contribute a paper on “Education Commissionʼs perception of knowledge, National Development and building a global society”. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_15_27_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 15 Source: 27 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: New Delhi...
Topic: Education
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Krishnan, K. S.
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Description: Recounts the story of Paul Kammerer and his claim on Lamarckian Inheritance in salamanders bred in different conditions as a case study. Accession Number: MS-003_3_3_12_4_0034-0037 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 3 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 12 Source: 4 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 4p Location: Unknown Access: Notes Format: Computer print with Image
Topics: Paul Kammerer, Misinterpretation, Lamarckian Inheritance, Scientific Ethics
Description: View from NCBS main building (now Eastern Lab Complex) of the campus lawn and path to guest house. The Southern Lab Complex (SLC) would occupy some of the open space seen in this image by 2012. Image from selections for Annual Report. Accession Number: NI-005_4_1_2_12_P_0016 Collection: Series:NI-005 Sub-Series: 4 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 2 Source: 12 Repository: NCBS Photographs Dimensions: 5X7 Extent: 1p Location: "Bangalore, India" Access: Image Format: Print from...
Topics: NCBS, Campus architecture, Architecture, Southern Lab Complex, TIFR, Bangalore
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Description: Francis Crick Accession Number: MS-001_7_1_58_3_P_0016 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: Unknown Access: Photograph Format: Print from black and white negative
Description: Seymour Benzer (left) sharing a lighter moment at the dinner table Accession Number: MS-001_7_1_58_3_P_0027 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 colour negative
Description: Letter from Shaukat Beg, secretary to The Board Of Governors, NSJBEE Bhopal, stating that the grant of Rs. 12,000 which was approved is of the form of a study loan which is repayable after the completion of studies. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_3_P_0003 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 3 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 10x8 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bhopal Access: Letter Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: Scholarship --metadata=subject:Siddiqi, Obaid, Nawab Sultan Jahan Begum Education Endowment
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by Publications and Information Directorate
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Description: Notification and corrections of Siddiqiʼs paper on Molecular biology of Learning and memory scheduled to be printed in the INSA Journal Proc Pt. B, December 1993. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_17_10_0001-0005 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 17 Source: 10 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 5p Location: New Delhi Access: Memo and article Format: Printed page
Topics: INSA, Molecular biology, Learning, Memory
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: Research notes and thoughts on processes in neurobiology, doodle and drawings (artistic) and to-do lists. Accession Number: MS-003_1_2_3_2_0001-0028 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 3 Source: 2 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 18x25cm Extent: 29p Location: Unknown Access: Handwritten notes Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Neuroscience, Research notes, Drawings, Nervous system, Plasticity, Glial cells
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: View from Islamabad - an article on the international relations of Pakistan. The article details Indiaʼs relationship with Pakistan and Islamabadʼs perception of India, Yasser Arafatʼs visit to Pakistan and his mission for peace in Afghanistan. Along with set of other papers on various topics including poetry and history of Aligarh University (MS-001-6-6-57-8) Accession Number: MS-001_6_6_57_8_0012-0014 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 6 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 57...
Topics: Pakistan--metadata=subject:Arafat, Yasser, India, USA, Soviet Union
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Description: Describes how the human brain is a sensitive and complex entity and why answering questions about it is fascinating. Accession Number: MS-003_3_3_12_4_P_0029 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: Human Brain, Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Nervous system
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: “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,...
Description: Letter from the director of the Lalor foundation to Siddiqi regarding the approval of $1350 for his research project. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_7_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 7 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8 inches Extent: 1p Location: Delaware Access: Letter Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: Lalor Foundation, Cold Spring Harbor
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: Handwritten proposal by Siddiqi on imaginal olfactory conditioning in Drosophila. It has details of the research his group works on, and their plan for further research and the financial requirements. He mentions that he wishes to have 2 scientific assistants on a long term contract. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_7_20_0009-0014 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 7 Source: 20 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches...
Topics: Imaginal olfactory conditioning, Olfaction
Description: Classification of conotoxins obtained from Indian Conus species in their putative superfamily (protein) according to their sequence. Accession Number: MS-003_1_3_3_3_P_0104 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 3 Source: 3 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Printed note Format: Computer print
Topics: Conotoxin, Classification, Superfamily, India, Conus, Protein
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Description: Request to gift unused chemicals from lab to Sophia College, Mumbai. The estimated value was not more than Rs 5000 of the chemicals collectively and a handwritten sheet specifying the chemicals and their amounts was attached. Accession Number: MS-003_4_4_13_38_P_0006 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 4 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 13 Source: 38 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: "Mumbai, India" Access: Correspondence Format:...
Topics: Donation, Gift, Chemicals--metadata=subject:TIFR, Mumbai, Sophia college, Krishnan lab
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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,...
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: 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
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: Handwritten notes on Syed Ahmed Khan and modernization of Muslims. Siddiqi delivered a talk on aforementioned topic at the Sir Syed Ahmed Khan Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Sciences, at the award ceremony when in 2004. Accession Number: MS-001_1_2_4_6_0016-0022 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 4 Source: 6 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 7p Location: Unknown Access: Handwritten Page -...
Topics: Muslims, Syed Ahmed Khan
Description: View of all the buildings at NCBS during its construction Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_13_P_0008 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
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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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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
Description: Map of Kerala with possible collection sites for Conus sp marked and highlighted. Accession Number: MS-003_2_2_8_6_P_0111 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 8 Source: 6 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: "Bangalore, India" Access: Map Format: Computer print
Topics: Conus, Collection, Kerala, India, DBT, Kollam
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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: Campus life -- NCBS at the TIFR Building on the IISc campus. Image of children participating in a lemon and spoon race. Accession Number: NI-005_5_1_3_18_P_0010 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, Children's activities, Lemon and spoon race
Description: Handwritten meeting notes -- Genetics Congress, Birmingham. Scouting scientists for Bangalore centre -- summary of discussions. Includes meeting with Muralidhar. Accession Number: MS-001_4_10_31_4_0001-0004 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 4 Container 1: 10 Container 2: 31 Source: 4 Repository: Siddiqi Papers -- Research Dimensions: 8x6 inches Extent: 4p Location: "USA, UK" Access: Research note Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Faculty search, Birmingham
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Sankaran, Ravi
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Description: Table with recordings of sound stimulus such as bird calls and gunshots and the reaction these sounds evoked in a species under study Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_14_P_0103 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: Unknown Access: Recording Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Behaviour, Stimulus, Gunshot, Research, Observations, Wildlife