The World’s 50 Best Open Courseware Collections

Posted in Photographic Documentation on December 12, 2009 by Niala Dwarika

The World’s 50 Best Open Courseware Collections.

Just discovered this….. nothing to do with my blog though.

The Lunar Mission – 40 years on [USA]

Posted in Photographic Documentation with tags , , , , , , , on July 17, 2009 by Niala Dwarika

I wasn’t even born in 1969. I read about it but unfortunately I’d read what the naysayers said first before the historical data…. that the lunar landing was a hoax. That 40 years ago man did not land on the moon and that it was an elaborate setup. Continue reading

When the King of Pop met the Queen of the Universe [Trinidad & Tobago]

Posted in Photographic Documentation with tags , , , , on July 4, 2009 by Niala Dwarika

 Trinidadians all over the world uttered a wistful sigh when this photo of Trinidad and Tobago’s 1977 Miss Universe Queen Janelle “Penny” Commissiong and the late Mr. Jackson himself was published in the Trinidad Guardian last week.

Michael Jackson in 1978 with Miss Universe 1977 Janelle Penny Commissiong

Michael Jackson in 1978 with Miss Universe 1977 Janelle Penny Commissiong

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Jehovah’s Witnesses – yesteryear…. [USA]

Posted in Photographic Documentation with tags on July 4, 2009 by Niala Dwarika

It’s common knowledge: the pictures that capture your attention and make you take a second and third look are those that are out of the ordinary – the things that just make you go “ahhh” and “hmmmm” and “ehhhh?” Well I had one of those moments a few minutes ago when I encountered of all things, historical photos of Jehovah Witnesses from LIFE magazine via Google. Continue reading

Hurricane Disaster Images: Miami 1926 [Miami, USA]

Posted in Photographic Documentation with tags , on June 7, 2009 by Niala Dwarika

June has arrived and for us in the tropics, that can only mean one thing: hurricanes! The National Geographic News reports that fewer hurricanes are predicted this time around, only six Atlantic hurricanes – and that this year things should be “relatively quiet” – (now there’s an oxymoron in the making). The Miami Herald dug into its archives to remind all of the grim path of destruction that just one of these forces of nature wreaked in 1926. I wonder what the generations after us will think of the Hurricane Katrina galleries of the future. Continue reading

“Are We There Yet?” [Indiana USA]

Posted in Photographic Documentation with tags , , , on May 31, 2009 by Niala Dwarika

The IU News Room reports that the rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library-The Lilly Library at the Indiana University’s Libraries, Bloomington has launched an exhibition entitled “Are We There Yet? The Age of the Automobile.”  As you can deduce it’s all about cars- you won’t see the real life models of course, but photographs, vintage catalogues, books and miscellaneous materials ought to satisfy the curious and the driven (pun intended). And, in this era of financial gloom where the car manufacturers are hitting the brakes (another pun intended) it’s worthwhile to be reminded of a bit of car history, from luxury roadsters to the first Indianapolis 500. Continue reading

Germany on Display and a Probing Question [Pakistan]

Posted in Photographic Documentation with tags , , , on May 23, 2009 by Niala Dwarika

Germany is visiting Pakistan! Lok Virsa, National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage in Islamabad Pakistan is on the last leg of its 8-day exhibition (which began on May 15th) of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany. Lok Virsa is hosting the exhibition in collaboration with the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany at Heritage Museum of Lok Virsa. Continue reading

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