Variety is the spice of life. True is it in the case of the Archives Department. Going by the language, contents and numbers, one is wonderstruck at the amazing and rich cultural diversity of the period. Stored and recorded in microfilms, besides palm leaves and copper plate inscriptions, these rich and diverse materials spanning over six decades, that too in different languages, open up before the enthusiast and scholar an exotic world of knowledge. Kudos to the State Archives Department for the yeoman service!