AGA KHAN PALACE

AGA KHAN PALACE

August, 1942! The fervour for freedom was at its peak; anger was brewing against a brute Empire and it was then that, Gandhi Ji called out,

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SHANIWAR WADA – A GLORIOUS PALACE OF THE PESHWAS

SHANIWAR WADA – A GLORIOUS PALACE OF THE PESHWAS

History was not my subject of interest in school days, but I saw a batch of young school students lined-up inside the Shaniwar Wada Palace complex during my self-guided heritage walk at this nearly 300-year-old building that chronicles the glory of the Maratha Empire.

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HERITAGE WALK INSIDE THE BMC HEADQUARTERS

HERITAGE WALK INSIDE THE BMC HEADQUARTERS

The Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) Building aka the MCGM Headquarters is located in the Fort area of Mumbai, opposite to the CSMT railway station – which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Both these iconic landmarks were designed by the British architect Frederick William Stevens, who worked for the British colonial government in India.

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AN EVENING IN BANDRA FORT

AN EVENING IN BANDRA FORT

My search for a title for this blog ended when I was listening to music and came across a classic Hindi film ‘An Evening in Paris’. Not that this movie was filmed at the Bandra Fort in Mumbai, but it somehow resonates well with the place, because a host of actors from the film fraternity have graced this historic site.

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CYCLE MUSEUM IN PUNE

CYCLE MUSEUM IN PUNE

Vikram Pendse Cycle Museum in Pune is a time travel to history of bicycles with an elaborate display of handpicked collection making it an ideal place to visit for every passionate vintage artefacts lover.

In a quaint street of Karvenagar, Pune, stands a three storey structure housing a bicycle museum. The Vikram Pendse Cycle Museum came into being on May 2017 and displays a huge personal collection of cycles, acquired and restored by the owner Vikram Pendse and brought to life by his friend Pandurang Gaikwad. Continue reading “CYCLE MUSEUM IN PUNE”