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”
Errrrrrrrrrrr….. Smash! Escaped. After the day’s work, a mosquito buzzed next to my ear when I went to bed. I attacked the intruder with full force, missing the target in the dark, only to smash my face making cheeks red.Continue reading “CONSIDER DRIVING AS ‘MEDITATION’, AND THE MONK INSIDE YOU WON’T HONK”
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”
26th January, the 72nd Republic Day of India turned out to be very disappointing this year. Protesters entered the Red Fort in New Delhi and forcibly hoisted flags of their group organizations. Public property was vandalized and clashes left hundreds of security officers injured.Continue reading “THE CYCOLOGY OF A CYCLIST”
I first heard Jonas Deichmann, an ultra-cyclist and extreme adventurer speak at the ‘Digital World Bike’ virtual cycling conference held in 2020 during the global shutdown. And just few days ago, he posted an update on his facebook page ‘Jonas Deichmann Adventures’ about his appointment as the new brand ambassador for ‘meetyoo conferencing’, the same digital events company which had organised Digital World Bike. That’s a remarkable progress!Continue reading “‘CAPE TO CAPE’ A CYCLING DOCUMENTARY”
“Is this a fish market? please maintain pin-drop silence”.
A familiar quote used by our teachers.
“Madam I was there at the fish market today, if you are reading this. However, I couldn’t maintain any silence because the market by itself was bustling with energy”.Continue reading “SELFISH MEN AND WOMEN AT THE FISH MARKET”
While there were plenty of takeaways at the newly elected President Joe Biden’s oath taking ceremony, the U.S. Senator of Vermont, Bernie Sanders became a hit amongst the meme makers.Continue reading “BERNIE SANDERS PROVIDES A FRESH PERSPECTIVE TO CYCLING MEMES”