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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
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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
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: An article in Outlook magazine which talks about the report of the Porter Committeeʼs study of TIFR, issues regarding transparency, funding, promotions, nepotism and bias amongst many others. It alleges that senior scientists in the Institute have a “stranglehold“ and are not willing appoint new people. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_5_27_P_0008 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 5 Source: 27 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence...
Topics: TIFR --metadata=subject:Siddiqi, Obaid, Porter committee
Description: Letter from Michael Ashburner to Siddiqi, pleased to know that Siddiqi and Asiya are planning a sabbatical in Cambridge, suggesting Siddiqi apply for a Visiting Fellowship at Clare hall. Michael explains that the Visiting fellowship application would need referees and he has contacted Michael Bate, Pete Lawrence and G. Pontecorvo. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_5_11_P_0002 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 5 Source: 11 Repository: Siddiqi Papers -...
Topics: Clare Hall, Visiting Fellowship
Description: Letter from Michael Ashburner to Siddiqi confirming their collaboration on Olfactory Genes in Drosophila. He mentions that with the completed genomic sequence of Drosophila, the collaboration promises to be interesting in the future. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_7_43_P_0002 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 7 Source: 43 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Cambridge Access: Letter Format:...
Topics: Olfaction, Drosophila, Genome
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
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Bansal, S.
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Description: Plans and design for a proposed wind tunnel Accession Number: MS-001_1_2_3_21_0001-0012 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 3 Source: 21 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 4p Location: Kanpur Access: Handwritten Page Format: Ink on paper
Topic: Wind tunnel
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 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
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
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Benzer, Seymour
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Description: Letter from Seymour Benzer in which he speaks about his health and recent heart attack. He also comments on the political problems in India at the time. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_38_P_0001 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: "Pasadena, California" Access: Handwritten Page Format: Ink on paper
Topic: Political turmoil
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: 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 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: 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
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Bhabha, Homi J.
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Description: New yearʼs Greeting Card from Homi Bhabha Accession Number: MS-001_6_3_56_2_0001-0003 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 6 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 56 Source: 2 Repository: Obaid Siddiqi Papers - Biographical Dimensions: 5.5x8.5 inches Extent: 3p Location: Unknown Access: Card Format: Ink on jute
Topics: Felicitations -- New Year, Greeting card
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
Description: Letter from A.N. Bhaduri, Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology to Obaid Siddiqi. Bhaduri agrees to be on a external reviewing committee that will look at the 8th research plan of the Molecular Biology Unit, TIFR. Accession Number: MS-001_2_3_13_15_P_0015 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: Calcutta Access: Correspondence Format:...
Topics: Peer review, Feedback, Research
Description: Letter from S. Bhattacharya (Director, TIFR) to K. S. Krishnan requesting Krishnan to accept the extension of his appointment at TIFR Accession Number: NI-002_1_1_1_1_P_0006 Collection: Series:NI-002 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 1 Repository: NCBS Deans Office Dimensions: 11.5x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Mumbai Access: Letter Format: Printed page
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Bhavsar, P. N.
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Description: Summary of the status of the WHO grant Siddiqi got in 1997. Shows expenditure details and balance for the two years. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_7_6_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 7 Source: 6 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Mumbai Access: Letter Format: Printed page
Topic: WHO grant
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Bluebells School students - IX and X standard
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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
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Board of High School and Intermediate Education United Provinces
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Description: High school examination certificate from 1946 specifying the subjects Siddiqi took. He was placed in the first division. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_1_P_0010 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 1 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 6x8 inches Extent: 1p Location: Allahabad Access: Certificate Format: Typewritten on paper
Topic: High school Certificate
Description: Letter from 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: Handwritten letter from Hanan Ali Chachan, an MSc student studying mathematics at the University of Mustansiriyah, Baghdad, Iraq, requesting Siddiqi to send papers and contacts of people who may be working in the area of his thesis. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_7_31_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 7 Source: 31 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 8x10 inches Extent: 1p Location: "Baghdad, Iraq" Access: Letter...
Description: T.R. Satish Chandran, Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Change, writes to P. Kotilingangoud, Deputy Commissioner, Bangalore Urban District, about TIFR facing difficulties in registering the lease dead for the GKVK land. He asks Kotilingangoud to instruct the Sub Registrar to register the documents and facilitates a meeting between Kotilingangoud and T.M. Sahadevan Accession Number: MS-002_1_1_1_2_P_0017 Collection: Series:MS-002 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1...
Topics: GKVK, Land, Legal, Bureaucracy, Government
Description: Letter from Chovnick to Pontecorvo in which he offers Siddiqi to be part of the summer group after reading Pontecorvoʼs letter and a conversation with Al Garen. He assures support from the Biological Laboratory for Siddiqiʼs trip. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_6_O_0006 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 6 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8 inches Extent: 1p Location: "Cold Spring Harbour, New York"...
Topics: Cold Spring Harbor, Biological Laboratory --metadata=subject:Chovnick,...
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 Francis Crick to Siddiqi regarding a missed appointment Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_32_0001-0002 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 32 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x10 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bombay Access: Handwritten Page Format: Ink on paper
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
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Daniel, J.C.
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Description: Letter from J.C. Daniel, Curator, Bombay Natural History Society that has not been addressed to anyone. Daniel writes that the BNHS has been carrying out surveys of different varieties of floricans and that researchers, including Ravi Sankaran, will be carrying out survey work in different states. Daniel requests the addressed person for their cooperation and help. Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_1_P_0122 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source:...
Topics: Florican, Field work, Salim Ali, Bombay Natural History Society, Endangered species, Wildlife
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: 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: 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: William Eastmanʼs letter to Siddiqi accompanying the reviewerʼs comments. Eastman requests for Siddiqiʼs response. Accession Number: MS-001_1_2_3_1_P_0043 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: Unknown Access: Correspondence Format: Typewritten on paper
Topic: The Macmillan Company
Description: Elsevierʼs The Trends Guide to the internet was a guide published in 1996 when the internet was very new. It explains the various aspects including history of the internet, how to connect, internet jargon, email etc. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_17_16_0001-0015 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 17 Source: 16 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 15p Location: Unknown Access: Magazine Format: Typeset on paper
Topics: Elsevier, Internet
Description: A. Firodia thanks O. Siddiqi for visiting and accepting the H.K. Firodia Memorial Award in 2004. He also comments that Siddiqi was “forthright in analysing how you narrowly missed the Nobel Prize”. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2004 went to Richard Axel and Linda B. Buck for their work on “odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system”. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_9_45_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container...
Topics: H.K. Firodia Memorial Award, Nobel Prize, Olfaction
Description: Letter from Alan Garen to Siddiqi, inviting Siddiqi to work at the University of Pennsylvania where Garen plans to set up good facilities for microbial genetics and protein chemistry. He also recommends Siddiqi to take the course on Bacteriophages at Cold Spring Harbour which is “excellent”. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_5_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 5 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8 inches...
Topics: Cold Spring Harbor, Bacteriophage
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: 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: 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: 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: 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
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Heisenberg family
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Description: A Christmas letter by the Heisenberg family with details about many family members including Martin Heisenberg. The letter mentions Heisenbergʼs visit to India for the anniversary of “the Tata Institute of Bombay which has a branch in Biology in the city of Bangalore”. The description of Bangalore is particularly interesting and the observation of the importance given to religion “in spite of their orientation to the world market” stands out. Accession Number:...
Topics: TIFR, NCBS, Biology institute--metadata=subject:Heisenberg, Martin, Bangalore
Description: Letter from Heisenberg to Siddiqi and his wife, reminiscing about enjoyable moments and thanking them. He also mentions the construction of the “new institute” (NCBS) and comments on its architecture and execution. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_2_3_0001-0002 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 2 Source: 3 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11.5x10 inches Extent: 2p Location: Unknown Access: Handwritten Page Format: Ink on paper
Topic: NCBS
Description: Robin Holliday congratulates Siddiqi on his election to the Royal Society. He says “it will do good for your group, specially as status is so important in India”. Holliday also comments on the controversial election of Margaret Thatcher to the Royal society. Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_23_P_0021 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 23 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11.5x10 inches Extent: 2p Location: London...
Topics: Fellow of the Royal Society, FRS
Description: A bar chart of number of awardees over thirty years between 1967-1997 Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_2_12_P_0007 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 2 Source: 12 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 13x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Mumbai Access: Graph Format: Printed page
Topic: Homi Bhabha Fellowship
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
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: Letter from Rollin Hotchkiss to the editor of The Eagle regarding the Iraq war. He calls for abandoning the vendetta and negotiating for peace instead. He says that the actions of Bush and the war will be destructive for Americaʼs reputation as well as Iraqʼs welfare. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_9_25_P_0002 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 9 Source: 25 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 6x8 inches Extent: 1p Location:...
Topics: Iraq war--metadata=subject:Bush, George W., Weapons
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
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
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Indian Institute of Architects
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Description: Siddiqiʼs copy of Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects. Cover image is of Raj Rewalʼs architecture, Central Institute of Educational Technology, New Delhi. Includes note on Rewal receiving the IIAʼs Babura Mhatre Gold Medal for 1989. Rewal would go on to be picked as the architect for the first NCBS buildings. Accession Number: MS-001_6_6_57_10_0001-0044 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 6 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 57 Source: 10 Repository: Obaid Siddiqi Papers -...
Topics: Indian Institute of Architects, Raj Rewal, Campus architecture
Description: Transcript of the Oral History Interview with Indira Chowdhury, with Siddiqiʼs handwritten corrections and clarifications. The first part of the interview is on Siddiqiʼs family history and early years, the second part on Siddiqiʼs time at Aligarh University and later. Siddiqi talks about the Quit India Movement, the Bengal Famine and the independence struggle, the effect they had on his life and how they pushed him to be politically aware. He also talks about his decision to...
Topics: Aligarh Muslim University, Biology, Partition--metadata=subject:Bose, Subhash Chandra, Independence
Description: Handwritten letter from Narayan Iyer, TIFR Bombay, to K. VijayRaghavan requesting the latter to approve the appointment of a lab attender who will work on a daily basis cleaning glassware and preparing media for experiments Accession Number: MS-002_1_1_1_1_P_0038 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: Access: Correspondence Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Employment, Research, Institution, Administration, Technician
Description: Letter from Narayan Iyer to T.M. Sahadevan where Iyer details the equipment and infrastructure that need to be set up at the TIFR Centre in IISc, Bangalore. Accession Number: MS-002_1_1_1_1_P_0035 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: Bombay Access: Correspondence Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: Administration, Infrastructure, Laboratory, Research, Equipment
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: Letter from the Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology regarding the approval of a sum of 63.77 lakh rupees as financial support for the project on neurogenetic analysis of chemosensory reception in Drosophila melanogaster. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_5_14_0001-0003 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 5 Source: 14 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 3p Location: New Delhi...
Topics: Chemosensory Reception, Drosophila Melanogaster, DST, DBT
Description: 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 S. Kesavan, PhD student at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, to T.M. Sahadevan where Kesavan says that he and a colleague will be coming to Bangalore and requests Sahadevan to arrange accommodation for them. Accession Number: MS-002_1_1_1_1_P_0031 Collection: Series:MS-002 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 1 Repository: T.M. Sahadevan Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Paris Access: Correspondence Format: Ink on...
Topics: Kesavan, Student, Research, Administration, Paris
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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: 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: Progress report on the study of screening bioactive peptides from Uperodon globulosus, a frog species from Orissa. The project was led by Dr J. G. Krishna, a post-doctoral fellow, under the supervision of Prof Krishnan at NCBS. Accession Number: MS-003_2_2_8_8_0001-0015 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 8 Source: 8 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 16p Location: "Bangalore, India" Access: Report Format: Computer...
Topics: Uperodon, Uperodon globulosus, Orissa, Bioactive compounds, Frog skin...
Description: Progress report on the study of screening bioactive peptides from frog species from Orissa, Dehradun and Andamans (see MS-003_2_8_8_8-0001-0015 for previous report and details). The project was led by Dr J. G. Krishna, a post-doctoral fellow, under the supervision of Prof Krishnan at NCBS. Accession Number: MS-003_2_2_8_8_0016-0041 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 8 Source: 8 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 26p...
Topics: Uperodon, Dehradun, Orissa, Andaman, Frog skin--metadata=subject:Krishna, J. G.
Description: Progress report on the study of Conus snails during a collaborative project led by K.S. Krishnan, P. Balaram and O. Fernando. The report summarises the work done during 2005-2006, reports the work done during following year (2006-2007) such as the questions tackled and experimental findings of the same. Accession Number: MS-003_2_2_8_3_0059-0079 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 8 Source: 3 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm...
Topics: Peptide, India, DBT--metadata=subject:Balaram, P
Description: Letter about the menace created by stray dogs on campus (incidents of attacking persons on campus, the potential dangers from their howling at night (sometimes all night) and their ability to spread rabies) and requesting intervention from authorities to curb interaction between stray dogs and citizens. Accession Number: MS-003_4_4_13_39_0002-0003 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 4 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 13 Source: 39 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm...
Topics: Stray dogs, National Human Rights Commission, Justice Anand, TIFR, Mumbai
Description: Mentions the various institutes and faculties who would be involved in the project, how each institute would be contributing to look at the several facets of research within the study and the workforce and financial requirement of the same. Accession Number: MS-003_2_2_8_3_P_0008 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: Handwritten note Format: Ink on...
Topics: Conotoxin, NCBS, IISc, TIFR, Conus--metadata=subject:Balaram, P
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Description: Summarises examples for various misconducts in research and unethical practices such as fraud, plagiarism, faking data or manipulating data and misinterpretation. Accession Number: MS-003_3_3_12_4_P_0065 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, Fraud, Controls, Misconduct, Plagiarism, Good scientific practices
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
Description: Letter to Dr Wahab, Advisor, Department of biotechnology about a multi-institutional project proposal to deep sequence the cone snail venom ducts to identify genes of active peptides of therapeutic and industrial interest. Accession Number: MS-003_2_2_8_5_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 8 Source: 5 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: "Bangalore, India" Access: Correspondence Format: Computer...
Topics: Conotoxin, Conus, DBT, Sequencing, Venom duct, India
Description: A detailed philosophy of what a potential National Centre for Marine Biotechnology ought to and ought not to study, the different disciplines of sciences to be probed and the facilities required for the same. Accession Number: MS-003_2_6_11_2_0001-0006 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 11 Source: 2 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 6p Location: Unknown Access: Correspondence Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: National Centre for Marine Biotechnology, Integrative Biology, Marine Biology, India, Marine...
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Description: Letter requesting approval from the Director to publish a booklet of pictures of identified species of birds and butterflies on campus as a part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations as per his suggestion. Accession Number: MS-003_1_7_3_7_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 7 Container 2: 3 Source: 7 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: "Mumbai, India" Access: Correspondence Format: Computer print
Topics: Birds, Butterflies, Golden Jubilee, TIFR, Mumbai, Fauna
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...
Description: K.S. Krishnan seeks permission to collect Conus sp snails samples from fishermenʼs trash of common indigenous snails for assessment of abundance and availability for the multi-investigator project being led by him and others. The request letter clearly states that though photographic evidence would be required to do the same in marine park areas, collection of samples will not be from marine park areas but novel areas, i.e., other than the already notified sites. Accession Number:...
Topics: Conus, DBT, Indigenous species, India, Conotoxin, Drug discovery
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: Notes on the meetings to be planned, faculty to be recruited and facilities and infrastructure to be realised to run a successful marine biotechnology institute with a rough timeline. Accession Number: MS-003_2_6_11_2_0019-0022 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 6 Container 2: 11 Source: 2 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 4p Location: Unknown Access: Handwritten note Format: Ink on paper
Topics: National Institute for Marine Biotechnology, Marine biology, Marine Biotechnology, NCBS, Aquatic...
Description: Letter from K. S. Krishnan confirming his acceptance of the offer to join NCBS as Joint Faculty from the academic year 2003-2004 Accession Number: NI-002_1_1_1_1_P_0009 Collection: Series:NI-002 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 1 Repository: NCBS Deans Office Dimensions: 11.5x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Mumbai Access: Letter Format: Printed page
Topic: NCBS--metadata=subject:Udgaonkar, J.