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Factoring politics into institutions - Imrana Qadeer

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The need to connect with college-level students - Vidita Vaidya

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Obaid Siddiqi at his residence in Bangalore, 2008.

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KS Krishnan (left) and Veronica Rodrigues (right), two long-time faculty members at TIFR and NCBS, sitting in the NCBS cafeteria.

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KS Krishnan (left), Veronica Rodrigues (second from left), Mani Ramaswami (third from left), and K VijayRaghavan. Unknown date.

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Veronica Rodrigues joined TIFR for her PhD in the late 1970s. Here, she summarizes her experience in response to a questionnaire submitted by Indira Chowdhury.

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PhD thesis of Obaid Siddiqi. April 1961

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John Nicholls' 2012 article in the Journal of Neurogenetics in a special issue dedicated to Obaid Siddiqi. Nicholls's essay focuses on the aims and achievements of intensive lecture and lab courses in neurobiology in countries with little money.

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John Nicholls' 2012 article in the Journal of Neurogenetics in a special issue dedicated to Obaid Siddiqi. Nicholls's essay focuses on the aims and achievements of intensive lecture and lab courses in neurobiology in countries with little money.

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John Nicholls' 2012 article in the Journal of Neurogenetics in a special issue dedicated to Obaid Siddiqi. Nicholls's essay focuses on the aims and achievements of intensive lecture and lab courses in neurobiology in countries with little money.

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John Nicholls' 2012 article in the Journal of Neurogenetics in a special issue dedicated to Obaid Siddiqi. Nicholls's essay focuses on the aims and achievements of intensive lecture and lab courses in neurobiology in countries with little money.

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A 2009 special report in the Journal of Cell Biology on "Biological Sciences in India". The report is written by Ronald Vale and Karen Dell, long-time collaborators with NCBS faculty.

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Report from the academic head of NCBS to an NCBS external review committee, just after its 10-year anniversary. The report deals with the quality of students, the existing structure and the path forward.

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Report from the academic head of NCBS to an NCBS external review committee, just after its 10-year anniversary. The report deals with the quality of students, the existing structure and the path forward.

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Report from the academic head of NCBS to an NCBS external review committee, just after its 10-year anniversary. The report deals with the quality of students, the existing structure and the path forward.

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MK Mathew presented the guidelines to graduate work at NCBS, the beginning of a rigorous academic structure at the Centre, including coursework, comprehensive exams and thesis defence. November 1995.

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The Mahabaleshwar Seminars in Modern Biology were started after an informal discussion between Obaid Siddiqi and John Barnabas in 1974. In 1975, the first seminar titled ‘Genetics and Evolution’ was held in a chapel at the Green Hill Campus at…

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KS Krishnan and Veronica Rodrigues. Unknown date.

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KS Krishnan peering down a microscope, in his later years at TIFR

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In this obituary for KS Krishnan, who passed away in 2014, his former students elegantly describe his research techniques and his ability to improvise and innovate.

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Guido Pontecorvo, Obaid Siddiqi's mentor and PhD advisor at the University of Glasgow. After Pontecorvo's demise, Siddiqi would write a detailed obituary in the Royal Society proceedings.

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PhD thesis of Obaid Siddiqi. April 1961

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A 1985 letter from Veronica Rodrigues to Champakali Ayyub, where Rodrigues addresses Obaid Siddiqi as guruji. It was common for the students to address Siddiqi in that manner, though it changed in later years.

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Letter from Guido Pontecorvo to Obaid Siddiqi congratulating him on being in the short list to be a Fellow of The Royal Society in 1984. He also congratulates the Society "for their wisdom".

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Letter from Robin Holliday to Obaid Siddiqi congratulating him on his nomination to be a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1984. Holliday opines that the award "would do good" for Siddiqi's group.

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Letter from Robin Holliday to Obaid Siddiqi congratulating him on his nomination to be a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1984. Holliday opines that the award "would do good" for Siddiqi's group.

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A joint obituary for PK Maitra and Zita Lobo, published in Yeast journal in 2008. Maitra joined TIFR's molecular biology unit as a young faculty member in 1963 and would go on to mentor many generations of students. Lobo joined as a research…

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A joint obituary for PK Maitra and Zita Lobo, published in Yeast journal in 2008. Maitra joined TIFR's molecular biology unit as a young faculty member in 1963 and would go on to mentor many generations of students. Lobo joined as a research…

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PK Maitra's offer letter to join TIFR as the second faculty member of the molecular biology unit after Obaid Siddiqi. 1963.

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The academic notice board at TIFR's molecular biology unit, 2016.

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Veronica Rodrigues' email to Champakali Ayyub in 1993. Rodrigues stresses the need to publish, saying that "It is good discipline to complete a job and let the world see it completed."

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Veronica Rodrigues' note in response to gender biases at TIFR, where she admonishes the Institute on their habit of addressing women by their marital status in official correspondence. Of particular interest is also the handwritten institutional…

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Obaid Siddiqi's speech after receiving the Birla Award in 1989. Siddiqi looks back at his career and acknowledges the variety of people who pushed him along in his career

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Obaid Siddiqi's speech after receiving the Birla Award in 1989. Siddiqi looks back at his career and acknowledges the variety of people who pushed him along in his career

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Obaid Siddiqi's speech after receiving the Birla Award in 1989. Siddiqi looks back at his career and acknowledges the variety of people who pushed him along in his career

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By the early 1980s, the molecular biology unit led by Obaid Siddiqi had gained worldwide reputation for their work on olfaction in Drosophila. The unit became a space for young scientists from around the world to come and learn. One of them, John…

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Obaid Siddiqi with one of his mentors, Sydney Brenner, during one of Brenner's visits to TIFR (top photo).

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Reference letter for Obaid Siddiqi from Riayat Khan, who was his teacher at the Aligarh Muslim University. Siddiqi would then move to IARI, and then for a PhD in Glasgow. 1957.

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Reference letter for Obaid Siddiqi from his supervisor at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, where Siddiqi was doing research prior to his PhD in Glasgow. 1957.

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Veronica Rodrigues joined TIFR for her PhD in the late 1970s. Here, she summarizes her student experience in response to a questionnaire submitted by Indira Chowdhury.

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Veronica Rodrigues at a tug-of-war event in TIFR, date unknown

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Veronica Rodrigues at her graduation in Dublin, 1976.

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Veronica Rodrigues' appeal to Obaid Siddiqi in 1988 regarding her difficulty in obtaining Indian citizenship. Rodrigues was of Indian origin, grew up in Kenya and studied in Ireland before moving to India. The process was, she said, "proving to be a…

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The registration sheet for Veronica Rodrigues at TIFR, filled at the time she was a research scholar at the institute.

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After reading a paper by Vijay Sarathy and Obaid Siddiqi on bacterial recombination, Veronica Rodrigues, who was studying in Dublin, Ireland, sends a letter to Obaid Siddiqi expressing her interest in joining for a PhD. She would later build simple…

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An October 1988 letter from PK Maitra to Jayant Udgaonkar, then a post-doctoral research at Stanford University. Maitra highlights that the new Bangalore Centre is likely to a "good place in the coming years", and an option Udgaonkar should seriously…

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The registration sheet for PK Maitra at TIFR, filled at the time he joined as a young faculty member in the molecular biology unity at TIFR. 1963.

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KS Krishnan was known for his ability to make friends with most people across the TIFR campus. Here, he convinced some people to bring down a hive off a tree, and then also put it into a case. When he moved to NCBS, he donated the case to Vidita…