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,Continue reading “AGA KHAN PALACE”
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.Continue reading “SHANIWAR WADA – A GLORIOUS PALACE OF THE PESHWAS”
Mahadji Shinde Chhatri was a commander-in-chief in the Maratha army during the 1700s. A temple of Lord Shiva was built by Mahadji Shinde in a small complex at Wanwadi in Pune at the time of his active life.Continue reading “MAHADJI SHINDE CHHATRI MEMORIAL”
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.Continue reading “HERITAGE WALK INSIDE THE BMC HEADQUARTERS”
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.Continue reading “AN EVENING IN BANDRA FORT”
St. Stephen’s Steps in Bandra, Mumbai is an urban transformation project by Abraham John Architects (AJA). A historic landmark, St. Stephen’s Steps are directly aligned with the gate of St. Stephen’s Church.Continue reading “ST. STEPHEN’S STEPS”
Zero Stone in Pune city is perhaps the smallest monument of historic significance. The installation can be spotted on the footpath positioned close to the boundary wall of the General Post Office (GPO). Continue reading “ZERO STONE 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”
A mind full of chatter, distracted with things to do, follow-ups, commitments, materialistic goals, and all other worries were temporarily laid to rest as I set out on a spiritual walk inside Osho Garden. Continue reading “SPIRITUAL WALK INSIDE OSHO GARDEN”
Of all the museums I have visited so far, Blades of Glory is the ‘Smallest’ yet the ‘Biggest’.
Sounds like a googly?
Don’t call for a ‘DRS’ as I will shed more light on this. Continue reading “BLADES OF GLORY CRICKET MUSEUM”