India’s last taxidermist is still on a stuffing spree


Running India’s last taxidermy workshop in Mumbai’s national park, Santosh Gaikwad is a professor at the veterinary college in Mumbai. Working in an anatomy department his interest sparked in 2003 while visiting the Mumbai’s main museum. Previously he kept rare and exotic birds in his fridge, while covering them up with plastic sheets but now the government has provided him a big fridge, which is big enough to store a lion. Santosh stuffs only those animals that have suffered a natural death and with request to prepare animals for museums and for grieving pet lovers.

Yatra Archives This library in Ahmedabad is 159 years old

Creative Yatra explores a little known library right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Bhadra Plaza, called ‘Himabhai Institute’.   Lal Darwaja, the biggest hub for hawkers and patrons, where people flock as if everything is been sold… Fernandes Bridge – the most unique book market in Ahmedabad!

The street Fernandes Bridge connects readers with writers, students with publishers and curious beings with the age-old answers they’re looking for. The Chopda Bazaar of Fernandes Bridge is one of the oldest Book Markets in Ahmedabad that serves thousands of people… Discover one of the oldest libraries of Ahmedabad

The oldest library of Ahmedabad, Hazrat Pir Mohammad Shah Library, is blessed with quietness of the mosque that surrounds it. Ahmedabad has internationally carved its identity on the globe through the numerous mosques dotted across the city. The air confined… Collecting Art is a Passion of the Heart: Yamini Mehta on Sotheby’s Indian Foray

The Sotheby’s Institute of Art recently launched its inaugural programme in Mumbai through a three-day educational course this September. With October 18 marking the beginning of a vibrant week that will see the celebration of Indian art in London, Yamini…