Contextualising collections

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Post-death practices

I always lived with a feeling of guilt that I had not dressed my mother along with neighbours and let professionals, read as strangers, dress her up. Until my loved one explained that it's about professionalism and so many professional tasks like embalming and don't doctors deal with the body... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Writing a sequel to "Interpreting objects and collections"

There is a book written by Brenda Danet and Tamar Katriel. It is called "Interpreting objects and collections". It looks at how various variables play a role in the collections people make. Strange, but that is exactly part of the theme of this blog. I think in a while I could be writing a sequel to... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fans...

If you have seen the wide variety of hand fans, it is amazing how an item that has a particular utility value has such variety. That brings us to "contexts", I guess. The kind of fan you carry may also be a status symbol more than anything else. It could also be reflective of your choice of colours.... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Collecting anecdotes on how hate plays itself out...

I think someone should start a collection of anecdotes on how hate plays itself out. It is important to see and understand this from a holistic perspective to get to the root of it. What say? Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Collecting wedding take-aways...

Sometimes the wedding take-aways are oh, so same, because there is no imagination in them. At best, it is a competition to give away bigger and more precious (read more expensive) gifts. What is the logic of the give-aways - a symbol that your guests matter and they are exqusitely hand-made... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Collecting the whatabouts of past American Presidents...

This is a repost... as the last time I posted it, it skipped everyone's attention! Collecting the whatabouts of past American Presidents... Collecting the whatabouts of past American Presidents and past Nepali Kumaris can be an interesting exercise. When people have held power, they are transformed.... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Collecting the whatabouts of past American Presidents...

Collecting the whatabouts of past American Presidents and past Nepali Kumaris can be an interesting exercise. When people have held power, they are transformed. So when they have to give up the reins of power at some time or the other, it is interesting to see what they go back to. This holds... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Collection of barbs on Obama

Someone I know is making a collection of the various barbs on Obama to understand how many of them come from good humor and how many come from prejudices against Blacks or any such other prejudices and how many are purely political gimmicks. Interesting, isn't it? Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A collection of traditional implements and tools...

In this modern age where Goa and Goan heritage is being destroyed, Goa can still afford to smile, thanks to an inspirational effort by Mr Victor Hugo Gomes, whose vision has led to creating Goa?s first ethnography museum at Benaulim, which will be the home to around 40,000 odd items ranging from... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Collecting poems on love...Can you imagine how big the anthology of poems

on this theme can be? In fact, I think the maximum number of poems that the world writes are on this theme. Even here on Blogit. What say? Sign in to see full entry.

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