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Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Krishnan, KS; Mathew, MK; Sowdhamini, R; Srinivasan, N
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Description: Invitation confirmation for speaking at felicitation event for Prof P Balaram, Krishnanʼs PhD supervisor and scientific collaborator. Also when the Thathachari Foundation presented him an award. Includes Krishnanʼs hand drawn sketch of P Balaram. Accession Number: MS-003_2_7_11_11_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 7 Container 2: 11 Source: 11 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x15cm Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Correspondence Format:...
Topics: Thathachari Foundation Award, NCBS--metadata=subject:Krishnan, KS, PhD Supervisor, Sketch
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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 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: Letter from M. K. Mathew, Head, Academic Activities, NCBS to K. S. Krishnan about collaborating on the project “Peptide toxins of therapeutic value from Toxoglossan molluscs collected from Indian coasts”. The letter discuss the experimental paradigm and the available ion channel containing oocytes to study the effect of peptide toxins from snails. This was one among the other letters filed in the grant proposal for the multi-institutional project on Indian Conus snails....
Topics: Neurotoxicity, Peptide, Ion channel, Neurophysiology, Xenopus, Cone Snails
Description: Letter from Stephen Cox inviting Siddiqi to be a member of the Royal Societyʼs B-Side Editorial Board with affiliations to Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. The letter mentions that the Editor would consult the board for advice on proposals submitted, suggestions of topics for future issues, suggesting suitable referees or advice on new initiatives. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_8_22_P_0015 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3...
Topics: Royal Society, Editorial board--metadata=subject:Siddiqi, Obaid
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: 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 J.P. Sharma, Secretary to Government, Agriculture and Horticulture Department to Obaid Siddiqi. Sharma writes that UAS is not willing to spare the land required for the proposed Centre but Gopala Reddy, Secretary to the Chief Minister is of the opinion that a location certainly must be found. Sharma assures Siddiqi of his assistance in the matter Accession Number: MS-001_2_1_10_2_P_0071 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 10 Source: 2...
Topics: Government, Land, UAS, Bureaucracy
Description: 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 the Chairman of the Science Awareness and Promotion Trust inviting Siddiqi to be on the advisory committee of the trust. Khan specifies that it is a non-political and non-profit making social organisation working to bring scientific culture and awareness amongst the educationally and socially under-privileged of the country. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_6_24_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 6 Source: 24 Repository: Siddiqi...
Topics: SAPT, Science awareness, Science Education
Description: Letter from 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 stamped and signed certificate from the Sarpanch of the Village Panchayat of Assolna, Salcete, Goa certifying Rodriguesʼ address. Accession Number: NI-001_1_2_1_9_P_0069 Collection: Series:NI-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 1 Source: 9 Repository: "Establishment office, NCBS." Dimensions: 8.5x11 inches Extent: 1p Location: India-Goa-Salcete-Assolna Access: Form Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Residence, Governance, Panchayat, Domicile
Description: Letter from 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
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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
Description: Correspondence to the minister of fisheries, Government of Kerala seeking permission to develop a shed - a temporary field station to rear cone snails at Neendkara port, Kollam. Accession Number: MS-003_2_2_8_4_P_0021 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 8 Source: 4 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 21x29.7cm Extent: 1p Location: "Bangalore, India" Access: Correspondence Format: Computer print
Topics: Conus, Neendakara, Kerala, DBT project, Rearing, Conotoxin
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Description: Max Delbruck (left) and Salvador Luria (right) at the Cold Spring Harbor Lab Accession Number: MS-001_7_1_58_3_P_0023 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 58 Source: 3 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Cold Spring Harbor Access: Photograph Format: Print from black and white negative
Description: 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: 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
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 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 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
Description: Photograph of almost finished structures of Mandara Hostel (NCBS students residence) - 1996 Accession Number: NI-005_1_2_1_4_P_0001 Collection: Series:NI-005 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 1 Source: 4 Repository: NCBS Photographs Dimensions: 5X7 Extent: 1p Location: "Bangalore, India" Access: Image Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: Mandara, NCBS, Hostel, Residence, Students
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: 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: Siddiqi receiving the Rameshwar Das Birla National Award Accession Number: MS-001_7_2_58_7_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 58 Source: 7 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Topic: Rameshwar Das Birla National Award
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Sankaran, Ravi
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Description: Hand drawn survey map of a region in Naulakha, Madhya Pradesh on a sheet of graph paper Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_15_P_0001 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: Naulakha - Madhya Pradesh Access: Hand-drawn map Format: Pencil on paper
Topics: Map, Survey, Drawing, Fieldwork, Land, Madhya Pradesh
Description: Handwritten meeting notes -- Visit to Europe and USA, including scouting for future researchers for NCBS. Includes summary of Sumantra Chattarjiʼs background Accession Number: MS-001_4_10_31_2_P_0015 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 4 Container 1: 10 Container 2: 31 Source: 2 Repository: Siddiqi Papers -- Research Dimensions: 8x6 inches Extent: 1p Location: USA Access: Research note Format: Ink on paper
Topic: Faculty search
Description: Letter from Obaid Siddiqi to P. Balaram, Molecular Biophysics Unit, IISc. Siddiqi requests Balaram to join a committee that will study the external referee reports of the 8th Research Plans of the Molecular Biology Unit, and then advise the Director of TIFR on the funding for these projects Accession Number: MS-001_2_3_13_15_P_0041 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 2 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 13 Source: 15 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Administration Dimensions: 8.5x11.5...
Topics: Peer review, Director, Research, Feedback
Description: Map of south India with collection sites and details. Mainly sites were located in Tamil Nadu. Accession Number: MS-003_1_3_3_3_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-003 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 3 Source: 3 Repository: KS Krishnan papers Dimensions: 29.6x39cm Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Map Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Conus species, Collection sites, South India--metadata=subject:Krishnan, K.S., Tamil Nadu
Description: Letter from Veronica Rodrigues to H.S. Hampal, Ministry of Home Affairs, regarding the rejection of her application for citizenship under the grounds that her parents were not born in India despite her having clarified that they were born in Goa. She writes that she has been informed that she may reapply after marriage to an Indian citizen Accession Number: NI-001_1_2_1_9_P_0008 Collection: Series:NI-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 1 Source: 9 Repository:...
Topics: Citizenship, Government of Maharashtra, Bureaucracy, Goa, India
Description: 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 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
Description: Congratulatory letter from C. N. R. Rao to Siddiqi on election to the Royal Society Accession Number: MS-001_1_1_1_23_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 23 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11.5x10 inches Extent: 1p Location: "Cambridge, UK" Access: Handwritten Page Format: Ink on paper
Topic: Royal Society--metadata=subject:Siddiqi, Obaid
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:...
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: Commentary and criticism of the various non-scientific superstitious claims made about physiology, animal behaviour and intelligence (among others) during a solar eclipse and submitted to Science Today. Siddiqi warns of not letting bias and irrational superstition cloud scientific investigation and being wary of disseminating false information to the masses. Accession Number: MS-001_3_2_20_2_0001-0006 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 3 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 20 Source: 2...
Topics: Superstition, Solar Eclipse, Misinformation, Bias, Science Today, Misinterpretation
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: Group photograph of the Wellcome Trust International Senior Research Fellow Meeting at NCBS Accession Number: MS-001_7_3_58_25_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 58 Source: 25 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bangalore Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Topic: Wellcome Trust
Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
by Sankaran, Ravi
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Description: Article written by Ravi Sankaran on the efforts of the “Florican Watch” to observe and conserve the Lesser Florican. Published by the Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) Accession Number: MS-004_1_2_2_3_P_0011 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 2 Source: 3 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Coimbatore Access: Note Format: Computer print
Topics: Lesser florican, Conservation, Exploitation, Endangered, Newsletter, Popular science
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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: 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: 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
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by Sankaran, Ravi
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Description: Log describing the different varieties of insects found in various grazed and ungrazed plots of land in Sailana, Madhya Pradesh Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_14_P_0028 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: Sailana - Madhya Pradesh Access: Recording Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Insects, Entomology, Grass, Wildlife, Conservation, Fieldwork
Description: Siddiqi in conversation with his colleagues at a molecular biology workshop at TIFR Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_15_P_0004 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 59 Source: 15 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Bombay Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Topics: TIFR, Molecular Biology
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
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
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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
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by Sankaran, Ravi
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Description: Ravi Sankaranʼs handwritten notes on the extinction of species. He writes about extinctions caused by humans and captive breeding Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_16_P_0003 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 16 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Note Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Extinction, Conservation, Species, Breeding, Wildlife, Environment
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...
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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
Description: Gauri Kumar, Secretary (Border Management), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, writes to O. Siddiqi, requesting his nominations for the Padma Awards. Kumar states it is conventional practice to get nominations from past award winners (Siddiqi received the Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan Awards). It is the last recorded letter to Siddiqi though it is unlikely he read it since he had an accident on Jul 21 2013 and passed away on Jul 26 2013. Accession Number:...
Topics: Padma Awards, Nominations
Description: Siddiqiʼs article on the “Allele”. He was requested to write an article on the term “allele” for the McGraw Hill Encyclopaedia of Science and Technology. Accession Number: MS-001_1_2_3_8_0015-0019 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 2 Container 2: 3 Source: 8 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 5p Location: Mumbai Access: Article Format: Typewritten on paper
Topics: Allele, Biology, Encyclopaedia, Trait, Evolution, Genetics
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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: 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: 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: Telegram from Obaid Siddiqi to K. VijayRaghavan where Siddiqi describes the steps related to appointment of faculty, infrastructure and purchasing that VijayRaghavan has approval for, as well as the steps that are yet to be approved Accession Number: MS-002_1_1_1_1_0022-0023 Collection: Series:MS-002 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 1 Repository: T.M. Sahadevan Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 2p Location: Bombay Access: Correspondence Format:...
Topics: NCBS, Administration, Institution, Staff, Logistics
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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
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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
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Description: Aligarh Muslim Universityʼs fortnightly studentʼs journal, Varsity Times, has an article on the annual Festival of University Youth organised by the Government of India in New Delhi and AMUʼs participation in it. The journal also has a 3 scene play on Indiaʼs colonial past. Includes a note on Syed Ahmed Khan. Likely a reprint of the 1957 edition. Accession Number: MS-001_6_6_57_3_0001-0014 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 6 Container 1: 5 Container 2: 57 Source: 3...
Topics: Varsity Times, Aligarh Muslim University, Colonial, British, Youth, Syed Ahmed Khan
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Description: Guido Pontecorvo and Asiya Siddiqi Accession Number: MS-001_7_1_58_1_P_0014 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 58 Source: 1 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Unknown Access: Photograph Format: Print from colour negative
Topic: Asiya Siddiqi--metadata=subject:Pontecorvo, G.
Description: Siddiqi with his colleagues at the University of Glasgow Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_19_P_0010 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 7 Container 1: 4 Container 2: 59 Source: 19 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Photographs Dimensions: 5.5x3.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: Glasgow Access: Photograph Format: Print from black and white negative
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Description: Siddiqi with Veronica Rodrigues (Top row 2nd from left), K.S. Krishnan (bottom row, 1st from left), K. VijayRaghavan (Bottom row, 1st from right) and others Accession Number: MS-001_7_4_59_20_P_0001 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
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: 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
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Description: Field notes on weather, environment, and florican sightings by Ravi Sankaran. Sankaran also observes the behaviour of the florican. Written in Sailana, Madhya Pradesh Accession Number: MS-004_1_1_1_3_0005-0030 Collection: Series:MS-004 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 1 Container 2: 1 Source: 3 Repository: Ravi Sankaran Collection Dimensions: 8.5x11.5 inches Extent: 26p Location: Sailana - Madhya Pradesh Access: Recording Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Lesser florican, Sailana, Field work, Research, Wildlife
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
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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.
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: 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 T.S. Rao to Siddiqi regarding the meeting of experts for the brain-storming session for Post Genome Era. He requests Siddiqi to make a brief presentation. Accession Number: MS-001_1_3_8_7_P_0001 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 1 Container 1: 3 Container 2: 8 Source: 7 Repository: Siddiqi Papers - Correspondence Dimensions: 11x8.5 inches Extent: 1p Location: New Delhi Access: Letter Format: Printed page
Topic: Genome
Description: O. Siddiqi notebook titled “Ideas for experiments”. Handwritten notes on screening new olfactory and gustatory mutants. Includes notes on salt receptors (1990) and improved fly maze design (1991). Accession Number: MS-001_4_12_34_1_0001-0043 Collection: Series:MS-001 Sub-Series: 4 Container 1: 12 Container 2: 34 Source: 1 Repository: Siddiqi Papers -- Research Dimensions: 6x4 inches Extent: 43p Location: Bombay Access: Research note Format: Ink on paper
Topics: Drosophila, Research ideas, Scientific process, Fly maze, Olfaction
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: 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: 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