Thought Provoking Museums from Around the World

Thought Provoking Museums from Around the World

The word museum has its origins in the Ancient Greek word of Mouseion, which denotes a place or temple dedicated to the Muses (the patron divinities in Greek mythology of the arts). The meaning…

Lynching Memorial in Montgomery – The dark history of America

Lynching Memorial in Montgomery – The dark history of America

While standing inside the National Lynching Memorial or the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, in Montgomery, Alabama, I read these death notices. After an overcoat went missing from a…

The story of Diamond in Amsterdam Diamond Museum – A photo essay!

The story of Diamond in Amsterdam Diamond Museum – A photo essay!

The Amsterdam Diamond Museum has a travel story to tell. About a journey which began three billion years ago, 200 km under the surface of the earth, and which ends…

Defending human dignity – An exhibition at the Red Cross Museum in Geneva, Switzerland

Defending human dignity – An exhibition at the Red Cross Museum in Geneva, Switzerland

The purpose of a museum or an exhibition is not about conveying information (which is a commodity in this information age) but invoking emotion from within, make a basis for reflection…

Beautiful paintings in the Louvre, Paris –  world’s largest museum!

Beautiful paintings in the Louvre, Paris – world’s largest museum!

The Louvre is the world’s largest museum. It is located in the city of love, Paris, which is of course the capital of France! It has 35,000 objects on display…

75 years of Pearl Harbor – A testimony of infamy!

75 years of Pearl Harbor – A testimony of infamy!

The incandescent Sunday morning of 7th December 1941 on the shores of O’ahu started like any other day but ended in despair. The morning stillness was broken by the roar…

Death and Life – The famous painting by Gustav Klimt in Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria

Death and Life – The famous painting by Gustav Klimt in Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria

The epitome of truth is death. Our all anxieties, insecurities in life, desires, failures all come to a halt with death. We may philosophize or fantasize death, but there is…

The Olympic flame in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The Olympic flame in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

206 nations; 306 events in 28 sports; 11000 participants and one unique flame representing the spirit of all. You got it right. I am talking about the Olympics. Now, when…

“The Ultimate Driving Machine” – The BMW Museum in Munich, Germany!

“The Ultimate Driving Machine” – The BMW Museum in Munich, Germany!

The experience of visiting the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany was the first of its kind. Though later in my life, I got opportunities to experience the Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Geneva Motor show…

The concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland – A vast factory of murder!

The concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland – A vast factory of murder!

8th May, 2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the end of world war II. 70 years have passed, but the word “war” is omnipresent. Now, we have more technically advanced…

The tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte – A winner of many battles in Paris, France!

The tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte – A winner of many battles in Paris, France!

Business magnets, actors, artists, doctors, engineers, scientists, common men, poor men, etc all receive a  gift of peace and silence from death! No partiality at all though our society has…

Spirit Museum in Stockholm, Sweden! Cheers!

Spirit Museum in Stockholm, Sweden! Cheers!

Few more days to Christmas! It is celebration time now. I am completely in a festive mood and I am sure so are you. Let me take this opportunity to…

The Berlin Wall!

The Berlin Wall!

Today 9th November, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – which endured as the symbol of conflict between the Communist and non-Communist worlds for…

The Broken Chair – A symbol of peace in Geneva, Switzerland!

The Broken Chair – A symbol of peace in Geneva, Switzerland!

When by chance our fingers come across fire, our reflex comes into play. We take off our fingers. I often wonder, why there is no such reflex for our conscience!!…

Football Club Barcelona – More than a club!

Football Club Barcelona – More than a club!

When Messi and Neymar’s magic has started spreading its charm on football fans for their performances in World Cup 2014, let’s look inside the club FC Barcelona – the club where both…

The Real Madrid Club in Madrid, Spain!

The Real Madrid Club in Madrid, Spain!

Almost the whole world is enjoying a football bash now with the beginning of the 20th FIFA (The Federation Internationale de Football Association) World Cup! I am not a very big fan…

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in Louvre, Paris – The portrait with an enigmatic smile!

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in Louvre, Paris – The portrait with an enigmatic smile!

She has that kind of beauty which may give peace to our eyes, but not to our mind, I thought, while seeing Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in…

Poble Espanyol – An architectural  museum in Barcelona

Poble Espanyol – An architectural museum in Barcelona

Visiting a new city is always thrilling since we know we will find out busy roads, lots of traffic, people and big buildings, yet we always end up finding something…

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (Germany)

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (Germany)

One of my biggest weaknesses is travelling. It enriches me. On one hand, the wonderful nature in Norway,  Switzerland , France and Denmark etc instills me with peace, inspiring places like Nobel Museum in Stockholm , CERN Switzerland , The Neils Bohr…

Mysterious World of Dreams – The Freud Museum in Vienna

Mysterious World of Dreams – The Freud Museum in Vienna

The idiosyncrasy of dreams is mysterious yet fascinating. The rules of reality do not apply to the world of dreams. It is known yet unknown, it reflects our conscious mind…

“The Best or Nothing” – The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany!

“The Best or Nothing” – The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany!

In my adolescence, I used to dream about a romantic date where I would be inside a Mercedes Benz car and heading towards the sea with the windows wide open and…

Welcome to The Nobel Peace Center  in Oslo, Norway!

Welcome to The Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway!

While I was going through different works of so many Nobel peace prize winners inside the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway, I was astonished. In 1958, H.F.Harlow, an American…

A Visit to Nobel Museum in Stockholm!

A Visit to Nobel Museum in Stockholm!

This year, in the first week of June, when I visited Stockholm the first thing in my mind was to visit the Nobel Museum. It was a pilgrimage for me.…