The Double Helix

Have you noticed this sculpture on M.G.Road? Apparently it has been there for over 3 years during which time I have passed by this road at least a hundred times but never noticed this structure.
It is also because it is situated at the corner near the Bible Society where the road from Koshy’s meets M.G.Road and you need 4 eyes to concentrate on the traffic at this point.
On Sunday I was pleasantly surprised to notice it and luckily I had my camera with me. So I went across and this is what I found:

It is called the “Appl,ied DNA” and it was donated by Biocon to Bangalore city in 2003. Created by Yusus Arakal, It commemorates 50 years of the discovery of the double helical structure of the DNA and also marks 25 years of Biocon.



And for those interested the stone has information on DNA and Biotechnology too:
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4 Comments so far

  1. Rajesh (unregistered) on December 11th, 2006 @ 10:38 pm

    Hey, what a coincidence, just two days back i also have posted about the same.. have a look…


  2. usha (unregistered) on December 12th, 2006 @ 2:22 pm

    Rajesh I wish I had seen it earlier. Your pictures are much better – I could have simply borrowed them!

  3. Rajesh (unregistered) on December 12th, 2006 @ 7:12 pm

    Thanks,I guess we both owe it to ‘Applied DNA’, it’s worth a mention twice…


    pls do look at any of the pictures on our photoblog and use them freely…will work as great motivation for me..!


  4. Chitra (unregistered) on December 13th, 2006 @ 6:13 pm

    What a wonderful observation, Usha! I am sure I would have missed it but for this post.

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