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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 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
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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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Sankaran, Ravi
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Description: Recordings of grass height in Sailana, Hazariya, Naulakha, and Dohad during the years 1985 to 1988. Sankaran has recorded the change in height approximately weekly Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_9_P_0004 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: Madhya Pradesh Access: Recording Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Grass, Observations, Conservation, Wildlife, Research, Fieldwork
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
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: 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: Describes the genetic crosses set up for different strains of Drosophila melanogaster in lab. Accession Number: MS-003_1_3_3_3_P_0045 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: Handwritten note Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Drosophila melanogaster, Genetic cross, Mutants, Wild-type, Krishnan lab
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: 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: 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: 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: The agenda for the first expert committee meeting to set up the National Institute of Marine Biology presided over by A. S. Ninawe, Advisor, DBT and T Balasubramanian at Goa University. Accession Number: MS-003_2_6_11_2_P_0007 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 11 Source: 2 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: "Goa, India" Access: Note Format: Computer print
Topics: National Institute for Marine Biotechnology--metadata=subject:Krishnan, K....
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: Siddiqiʼs Report on the existing and future structure of administration and academics at NCBS. He explains the function and contribution of each of the different bodies in the structure. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_17_15_0002-0005 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 17 Source: 15 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 4p Location: Mumbai Access: Report Format: Printed page
Topics: NCBS, Administration, Academics
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Sankaran, Ravi
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Description: Letter from Ravi Sankaran to the Manager, Canon USA. Sankaran writes to submit his photos of endangered Indian birds to the National Geographic magazine section titled “Wildlife as Canon sees it. ” He asks for the name and address of the person to whom he must send the pictures. Accession Number: MS-004_1_3_3_8_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 3 Source: 8 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p...
Topics: Photography, Canon, Wildlife, Endangered, Birds, National Geographic
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
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Description: An article stating that the Gujar Mal Modi foundation is presenting the G. M. Modi award for Science to Siddiqi. Siddiqiʼs life, achievements and contributions are mentioned in brief. Accession Number: MS-001_6_1_55_9_0003-0004 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 6 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 55 Source: 9 Repository: Obaid Siddiqi Papers - Biographical Dimensions: 11.5x8.5 inches Extent: 2p Location: Unknown Access: Article Format: Printed page
Topic: G. M. Modi Award--metadata=subject:Siddiqi, O.
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Siddiqi, Obaid
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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: 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: Letter from Bose to Siddiqi outlining the various opportunities for Siddiqiʼs research interests and suggestions. He mentions that he has contacted a few friends who have specialised in biology and that he will contact more “top ranking people”. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_8_0001-0003 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 8 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 8.5x7 inches Extent: 3p Location: Calcutta Access:...
Description: Siddiqi and Asiya with Elizabeth Watson Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_21_P_0028 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: Highlights the need for research on marine biotechnology, key areas for focus and the activities of several pre-existing institutes in India. NIMB proposes to focus on business development, research and development and setting up national facilities under it. Accession Number: MS-003_2_6_11_2_0008-0014 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 11 Source: 2 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 7p Location: "Goa, India"...
Topics: Marine Biotechnology, Drug discovery, India, National Institute for Marine Biotechnology
Description: Invites scientific research proposals with focus on sub-fields - marine bio-prospecting and bio-energy. Requests individuals working in marine sciences with potential leads on bio-active compounds to come forward and pitch projects which can be taken up by industry as well. Accession Number: MS-003_2_6_11_2_P_0018 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 11 Source: 2 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: India Access:...
Topics: Marine biology, Ecology, Bio-prospecting, DBT, India
Description: A list of unused chemicals and their specific quantities which were to be sent from Krishnan lab to Sophia College as a gift. Accession Number: MS-003_4_4_13_38_P_0007 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: Handwritten note
Topics: Donation, Gift, Chemicals--metadata=subject:TIFR, Mumbai, Sophia college, Krishnan lab
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 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: 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
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 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
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Description: A book detailing the rules and working of TIFR Accession Number: MS-001_2_2_13_14_0001-0045 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 13 Source: 14 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Administration Dimensions: 8.3 × 11.7 inches Extent: 45p Location: Bombay Access: Book Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: TIFR, Rules, Institution, Legal, Logistics
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: 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: Letter From Saiyid Hamid to Siddiqi requesting advice on proposal to set up Hamdard Nanobiotechnology Centre for Advanced Research Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_16_14_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 16 Source: 14 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: New Delhi Access: Letter Format: Printed page
Topics: Hamdard, Nanobiotechnology
Description: The email was to serve as an outline for a research proposal to Department of Biotechnology, India for the identification and characterisation of toxic peptides from Conus (cone snails) species in India. The text introduces the scientific literature up to date- the biology of cone snails, the pathbreaking work of Dr B Olivera and examples of therapeutic uses of the characterised toxic peptides extracted from Conus magus, Conus radiata and Conus textile, briefly. Mentions the...
Topics: Conotoxin, Conus, Peptides, Research proposal, India--metadata=subject:Balaram, P
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
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: 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: 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: Minutes of the 50th Faculty Meeting held at NCBS. The faculty members discuss the hiring of technical staff in order to run research facilities. They also discuss the appointment of Prof. Indira Chowdhury, a historian documenting oral histories of biological research at TIFR. Accession Number: MS-001_2_2_13_4_0004-0006 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 13 Source: 4 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Administration Dimensions: 8.3 × 11.7 inches Extent:...
Topics: Archive, Staff, Oral history, Employment, Faculty
Description: Letter from the Director of the construction and services group at TIFR to the Registrar regarding the poor working conditions in Siddiqiʼs lab which is hampering research work. He also says that the required repairs and requirements cannot be met and that the Molecular Biology Lab be shifted elsewhere. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_5_2_0001-0003 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 5 Source: 2 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions:...
Topic: MBU
Description: Handwritten notes of travel plans for a visit to Germany and Switzerland when Siddiqi was at Cambridge on a sabbatical. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_5_11_P_0048 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 5 Source: 11 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Handwritten Page Format: Ink on paper
Topic: Clare Hall
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by Indian Academy of Neurosciences
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Description: Certificate of election as Honorary Member of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_2_10_0001-0002 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 2 Source: 10 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 12x9 inches Extent: 2p Location: Unknown Access: Certificate Format: Printed page
Topic: Indian Academy of Neuroscience
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
Description: Reviewerʼs thorough comments on Siddiqiʼs manuscript. Generally harsh, it raises concerns about much of the material in the book being outdated and it not being “well suited” for an introductory textbook. Questions around omission of certain significant topics are also raised. Accession Number: MS-001_1_2_3_1_0036-0042 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 3 Source: 1 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x10 inches Extent: 7p...
Topic: The Macmillan Company
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: Letter from K. VijayRaghavan to N. Muralidhar, Administrative Officer, TIFR requesting him to obtain a list of research areas that UAS is interested in from K.R. Kulkarni, Director of Research, UAS in order to write up a research proposal. A handwritten note at the bottom of the page signed by Muralidhar is visible. Muralidhar writes that Kulkarni has asked TIFR for a similar list. Accession Number: MS-002_1_1_1_2_P_0036 Collection: Series:MS-002 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1...
Topics: UAS, Proposal, Institution, Collaboration, Research
Description: Thoughts on how the brain processes light and sound, and the significance of sound Accession Number: MS-003_1_7_3_9_P_0021 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 7 Container 2: 3 Source: 9 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Handwritten note Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Audition, Physics of sound, Animal Communication, Senses--metadata=subject:Feynman, RP, Sensory...
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by Homi Bhabha Fellowships Council
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Description: List of all the awardees of the Homi Bhabha Fellowship between 1967-1997. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_2_12_0003-0006 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 2 Source: 12 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11.5x10 inches Extent: 4p Location: Mumbai Access: List Format: Typewritten on paper
Topic: Homi Bhabha Fellowship
Description: Email from Seymour Benzer to Siddiqi congratulating him on his election into the US National Academy of Sciences. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_2_20_P_0005 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 2 Source: 20 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 12x10 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Email Format: Computer print
Topic: US NAS
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: Note by Obaid Siddiqi explaining the reasons why Bangalore was finally chosen as the location for the proposed Centre. Siddiqi writes that while Poona and Bombay were also considered, the options turned out to be unviable or unavailable. The Karnataka Government offered land for the Centre, and one of the sites offered was in the UAS campus. Accession Number: MS-001_2_1_10_1_0047-0050 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 10 Source: 1 Repository:...
Topics: Bangalore, Location, Government, Resources
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
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: Signboard for NCBS-TIFR Guest House -- early construction. Accession Number: NI-005_1_3_1_6_P_0003 Collection: Series:NI-005 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 1 Source: 6 Repository: NCBS Photographs Dimensions: 5X7 Extent: 1p Location: "Bangalore, India" Access: Image Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: Guest House, NCBS, Accommodation, Residence, TIFR, Bangalore
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: Miscellaneous photographs of NCBS campus life beyond from students, faculty and staff. Includes images from Holi celebrations, trekking trips, campus sports. Accession Number: NI-005_3_1_2_10_0001-0017 Collection: Series:NI-005 Sub-Series: 3 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 2 Source: 10 Repository: NCBS Photographs Dimensions: 5X7 Extent: 17p Location: "Bangalore, India" Access: Image Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: NCBS, Trekking, Sports, Campus life, TIFR, Holi
Description: Letter from M. Barma (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_0003 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 Veronica Rodrigues to K. Sankaranarayanan, Registrar, TIFR regarding her obtaining an Indian citizenship. She thanks him and his staff for their help in the process. Accession Number: NI-001_1_2_1_9_P_0001 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, Bureaucracy
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: Letter from Siddiqi to the dean of the physics faculty at TIFR regarding the age of staff and faculty at the time of appointment and promotion. Siddiqi mentions that there are no appointments made at the level of Readers and Associate Professors. The letter encloses a page of graphs and 2 pages of related data. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_5_20_0001-0004 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 5 Source: 20 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence...
Topic: TIFR
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
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
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
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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
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Karangia, Narayan
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Description: Letter from Narayan Karangia, a farmer from Jamnagar, Gujarat to Ravi Sankaran. Karangia writes that he came to know about Sankaran after reading a pamphlet he had written on the florican. He writes that he takes measures on his land to preserve certain birds and requests Sankaranʼs help. Accession Number: MS-004_1_3_3_7_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 3 Source: 7 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p...
Topics: Farmer, Outreach, Environment, Conservation, Local
Description: Details of collection and identification of the Conus snails from the east coast of India, process of extraction of venom gland and crude toxin, the analysis and characterization of toxins and the financial requirements to carry out the collections and experiments have been elaborated on. Accession Number: MS-003_2_2_8_6_0117-0118 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 8 Source: 6 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 2p Location:...
Topics: Conus, Conotoxin, Kerala, DBT, Venom duct, MALDI
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 the Union Of Concerned Scientists asking for Siddiqiʼs support for a climate awareness campaign. The letter was mailed to a number of senior scientists around the world and has their signatures. The campaign detail document enclosed mentions a few rather interesting issues the world faces and actions to be taken. Interestingly, it speaks about the problems with the economic system, poverty, developed nations and gender equality. Accession Number:...
Topics: Union of Concerned Scientists, Climate, Environment
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