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The element of time is crucial in a city like #Mumbai where things move on the dot & distances are measured in terms of time taken. Did you know that the city once had its own time zone & Sir Pherozeshah Mehta, the #Congress politician resisted attempts to change it? #history
Sir Pherozeshah Mehta (1845–1915) was a #Parsi politician & lawyer known as the Lion of #Bombay. On 3 April, Mehta's statue outside the #BMC headquarters will complete 100 years. Mehta was among those who sought that #BombayTime, a seperate time zone for the city be maintained
Before the official Indian Standard Time was introduced, British India had the #Madras & #Mumbai standard times. The #Madras time was half an hour ahead of that in #Bombay. Some govt offices followed the #BombayStandardTime or #BST, while some followed the #Madras standard time.
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#Mumbai #India #Bollywood Mumbai is a really cool, hip city that's India's most populous but richest. It's home to Bollywood, movie stars, with great food, a bounty of Indo-Gothic, #artdeco and modern architecture, beautiful ocean sunsets, etc. Here's some of the good and bad. 1/ ImageImageImageImage
2/ #Mumbai #Bombay #ThenAndNow #BeforeAndAfter I overlaid maps from 1750, 1893, etc. atop my Google Maps composite. The original "fort" is still visible. Note Victoria Terminus (now Shivaji Terminus), Churchgate Station, etc. Click to zoom for detail. Image
3/ #Mumbai #architecture #trains – Mumbai/Bombay, India’s massive and soaring 1878 Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) train station is a #UNESCO site and took ten years to build. You might recognize it from movie #SlumdogMillionaire! Jai Ho! ImageImageImageImage
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Sassoons: This Bombay family is known as the Rothschild of the East.

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#sassoons #rotschild #wealth #bombay #mumbai
The name Rothschild has always been a mystery. The Rothschild family is known for its centuries-old banking business, wealth and ability to influence global events. If a family is compared to Rothschild, one can imagine how wealthy the family would be.

India has seen 2 families who were compared to the Rothschilds, the Rothschild of India, the Jagat Seths and the Rothschild of the East, the Sassoons.

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The India-Pakistan War of 1971 turned the INS Vikrant into one of India’s shining #war heroes but #didyouknow that this legendary aircraft carrier started life as the HMS Hercules in the Royal Navy? That didn’t stop her from winning glory for the #IndianNavy! 1/10
It seemed as if the Vikrant - India’s first aircraft carrier - would never see action. She was 28 years old when she played a pivotal role in the ‘Bangladesh War’ of 1971; she was in poor shape; and her speed was just 25 kmph, almost half her designed speed. 2/10
But this didn’t stop the old #warship from undergoing sea trials and the rigorous training of her crew, air squadrons and their pilots, in preparation for the impending #war that pitted #India against #Pakistan for the liberation of East Pakistan, or #Bangladesh. 3/10
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Anish #Kapoor es un escultor británico nacido en #Bombay, #India. Estudió arte en buenas escuelas artísticas de #Londres, donde vive tras dejar India. Es un escultor abstracto, que ha trabajado toda clase de medios y materiales.

Su creatividad parece no tener límites⬇️

#Kapoor es un crisol de culturas, de padre hindú y madre iraquí judía. Tras llegar, tras un periplo, a Londres empezó a estudiar ingeniería mecánica pero al tiempo se trasladó a #BellasArtes, donde nunca dejó de aplicar sus conocimientos en estructuras y materiales.

Se centró en la escultura, donde depuró una estética propia y encontró conceptos que explorar, simbología sobre la que reflexionar, sobre todo desde sus raíces familiares y sus religiones y mitologías.

Así aparecen ideas recurrentes: la nube, el espejo, agujeros...

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Just 9 families own 20% of Mumbai.

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#realestate #mumbairealestate #mumbai #bombay #twitterthread
Mumbai is the costliest real estate market in India. Land property prices in Mumbai are not just one of the highest in India but in the world. The reason behind the very high real estate prices is the city's location.

Mumbai is bordered by the sea on 3 sides. The city has only one side to further expand.

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#Onthisday in 1665, #Bombay was handed over by #Portugal to #Britain. But, wait, didn’t that already take place in 1661, when King Charles II of #England got the seven islands of Bombay as dowry? Turns out, things were not quite as straightforward.
England got Bombay as part of a Marriage Treaty it signed with Portugal on June 23, 1661. It was a diplomatic marriage, where England’s Charles II wed Catherine Braganza of Portugal. Apart from Catherine and Bombay, Britain also got Tangier in North Africa, and a ton of money
How did the treaty benefit Portugal? At the time, Portugal was battling Spain and Holland. Britain promised to help the Portuguese defend Cochin and recover Ceylon from the Dutch. It would also provide naval assistance to Portugal in its conflict with the Spanish
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#BombayHighCourt expresses dissatisfaction at affidavit submitted by #maharashtragoverment on the status of CCTV installations in the State.

Bench of Justice SJ Kathawalla and Milind Jadhav had directed for action to be taken against senior inspectors to ensure that the Supreme Court order on installation of cameras is followed.

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The Court also sought for a report which was tendered today.

Court: We see that an action has been taken after court passed the order.
Are we supposed to run the administration, spoon feed them? Whatever we have stated (in order) has been reproduced in the ‘paripatrak’.
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A revolt of Navy that would have stopped Partition of #India - A thread.
On the slight autumn day of 18 Feburary 1946 a revolt broke out in Royal Indian Navy by the Sailors. Britishers after World War 2 started to reduce the numbers of sailors. Again it’s simple use and throw policy used here. The numbers were to be reduced from 27, 650 to 11,000.
Reasons sailors revolted were:
• Wages were low.
• Food quality was terrible.
• Indian sailors were ill treated by the British officers.
• Britishers called Indian sailors who supported them in World War 2, colies, black bastards.
• Racism in the RNI was at it’s peak.
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#Kolkata's trams are famous. The electric #trams were first introduced in 1902 and at their peak covered 40 lines carried commuters over a 70 km network. Today only 28 km of the network remains. Once upon a time other cities in India also had electric/mechanical trams.
#Karachi Tramway first opened for traffic in 1885 as a steam tramway. By 1909 the East India Tramwag Co, had an all petrol/diesel fleet of trams. In 1949 the whole tramway system was sold to the Mohamedali Tramways Company (MTC). All 4 lines closed in 1975.
#Bombay Tramway Company Limited was established in 1873. Electrified service began in 1907 and double-deck tram service in 1920. At its peak in 1935, 433 trams ran on 47 km of track. The service closed in 1964.
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Existential thread re how much do you love your kids & if you really, really want them over for Xmas holidays?

All thanks to @DGCAIndia @MoCA_GoI & @JM_Scindia @PMOIndia allowing v few flights, so fares > ₹1.5 lac, any sector, #London to #India
In @ShashiTharoor's cattle class
Thought I'd begin with our national carrier @airindiain after a great experience last time

Chose #AMD @ahmairport, one of our few international airports with A

Fare is £1983 (is it a promotion with the movie 83?)
Hey, it's #Gujarat, all business folks, ex Modi town. My bad!
Then went for the pukka #British @British_Airways

Picked #Hyderabad simply because it isn't #Bangalore, trying smaller airports, maybe better given the Covid restrictions

The fare is a whopping £2231. Ok, back to the drawing board !
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#BombayHighCourt bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish Kulkarni hearing an old PIL pertaining to rise in deaths of children, pregnant women and lactating mothers owing to malnutrition in tribal areas of #Maharashtra

Activist Burma appearing in person
Since the matter has come up for hearing after a few years, Burma apprises the bench of the issues involved in the PIL pertaining to malnutrition deaths.

Informs last order passed in 2018 by bench led by Justice Abhay Oka to check into crores of grants made by govt
Adv Neha Bhide for @CMOMaharashtra tells the bench that the Union govt has been seeking adjournments in this matter since 2018.

Burma: In months between May to June this year, 49 students have died. Over 11k children are underweight. No much progress in this issue.
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#Breaking | Don’t know who was worst -former Health Min who launched Baba Ramdev’s 'Coronil' or the current who has declared that 'no deaths due to #O2 shortage': #Congress' @JaiveerShergill hits out at the Union Govt over the latter's reply in the Parliament.
#PriyankaGandhi tweets over the #Central govt's reply in Parliament that no one died due to lack of oxygen.

'The deaths happened because, in the pandemic year, the government increased oxygen exports by 700%', says Priyanka Gandhi.
Health is a State subject. Reporting deaths and the reason for it is the job of State Govts and UTs. We have had #Maharashtra Govt tell the #HighCourt that no one died of oxygen shortage. This lack of empathy has been the case with others too: #BJP leader @amitmalviya.
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#BombayHC bench of Justices Sambhaji Shinde and Nizamoodin Jamadar will hear pleas filed by Rona Wilson and Shoma Sen, both relying on a US based forensic lab report that stated the incriminating material found in Wilson's computer was actually planted on his PC.
Sr Adv Indira Jaisingh for Rona Wilson, Sr Adv Anand Grover for Shoma Sen.
ASG Anil Singh for #NIA

There's some audio issue at Jaisingh's end. Bench asks her to adjust her audio device.
Jaisingh - Maharashtra govt has filed an affidavit. Have gone through it. Points out that she has submitted a list of dates pertaining to the matter.

ASG - Five minutes back, I have received two compilations, one of 700 pages, one of 100 pages.

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Of 527 pages on acquittal of Tarun Tejpal, #Goa judge Kshama M Joshi has used around 400 pages, dissecting testimony of the complainant in arriving at how an 'educated journalist' should've known whether she 'pulled up' her underwear or 'picked up'.
Goa court scans the complainant's phone & messages to note that "it was entirely the norm" for her to have flirtatious relationships & sexual conversations with friends & acquaintances.
Since she refused to give access to her email citing concerns of privacy when her phone details had already been used to humiliate her over her personal details, #Goa judge holds that she "wants to hide something."
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Read this book at the time of #CAMS #IPO.
A brilliant read to know about the #growth trajectory of the #company & why it's only starting.

@YMehta_ @finthusiasts @nid_rockz @manurishiguptha @MadrasMobile @MarketScientist
@AnyBodyCanFly @ipo_mantra

Thread coming.👇 Image
Foreword by- Mr. Deepak Parekh, Chairman @HomeLoansByHDFC

He writes about India's #economy post #Liberalization & how #companies that have come up have one thing in common- #knowledge.

#CAMS began as a #software development & #computer education firm, moved to share registry services handling #IPO's, later became a Registrar & Transfer Agent (#RTA). It now also handles documentation requirements in #banking, #insurance & #microfinance.

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Myth Busters #Sikh (1/I)
Do You think that Sikhs sacrificed more than the others??
Do You think that Martial Khalas is Exclusive of Sikhs?
Do You think that they are most generous?
No!! it is same Bogus claim as Akbar is "great"
Plz read the Thread.
#Sikh (1/II)
When Guru Govind Singh Called for Sacrifice (Khalsa) to Fight against Aurangzeb, Only 5- Daya Ram(Panjab, Sikh), Dharam Das (UP, Hindu), Himmat Rai(Orissa, Hindu), Mohkam Chand(Gujarat, Hindu)& Sahib Chand(Karnataka, Hindu). among them only 1 is from Punjab!
#Sikh (1/III)
Still do you think that Sikhs are Brave & stood for their Dharma? NO
Now Come to the 1857 1st war of Independence,
Do You know Who fought with Britishers against freedom Fighters? Yes they are Sikhs.
They were for perks from Britishers, not for Freedom
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This is the 4th day of colab with @dStephenB thru @MuseumBuddy till now we have learnt how #Indian #soldiers were represented in #art in #England though not always accurately. We also saw how #European soldiers were depicted in #India #temples #woven #handembroidered #textiles
I’ll share some photos of #memorials of #british #soldiers in #India here are from the #afghanchurch in #mumbai it was the 1st Anglican Church in South #bombay started as a chapel. In 1838soldiers killed in the 1st#afghanwar were laid to rest here, then from the other 2wars ImageImageImageImage
This video is from South #parkstreetcemetery in #Calcutta with1600 tombs built in1767 for those employed with the #britisheastindiacompany not all soldiers. It’s probably the largest #cemetery in 19thcen outside #Europe #America #european men died around 30 years &women younger
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Engineering a City #thread
Having spent my entire childhood in #Kochi (#Cochin ), it feels criminal to not know the story of how the city came to be the #metropolis it is today. Putting together a thread to trace the journey of the city which has been so endearingly mine (1)
Part 1: The #Malabar Mud-Banks
The story of Cochin is not just about how an engineering marvel can change social fabric, but also of many tenets of #British #Colonialism in India which is often taken for granted, passed off lazily as exploitation, missing nuance (2)
As with any coastal town, the cultural and economic history of Kochi is intertwined with maritime trade routes since the time of the Early Romans and Arabs. Thanks to the #biennale , most of us would now be familiar with the term #Muzuris (3)
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As a follow-up to a thread on the #GunābādīNiʿmatullāhī order and #ShiiSufism some thoughts on Maʿṣūm ʿAlī Shāh (d. 1926) the famous 'historian' of Sufism 1/
His father Raḥmat ʿAlī Shāh (d. 1861) came at the end of a scholarly lineage of #Niʿmatullāhī Shaykhs: Muḥammad Jaʿfar Majdhūb ʿAlī Shāh (d. 1824), Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn Shīrvānī Mast ʿAlī Shāh (d. 1838), and Raḥmat ʿAlī Shāh himself all of whom had good relations at court2/
Majdhūb ʿAlī Shāh was closely linked to the traditional seminarian philosophers in Isfahan and Tehran and wrote a scholarly polemic against Henry Martyn (d. 1812) called Mirʾāt al-ḥaqq…مجذوب-علي-شاه 2a/
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Hi again! This week @WithinOther will be tweeting about MN #Srinivas, 1 of the most important anthropologists in the history of India. We'll cover some of the most important aspects of Srinivas's education, career and legacy. #twitterstorians #OtherfromWithin Image
#Srinivas (1916-199) was part of the first generation of anthropologists in independent India. He study at the University of #Bombay and the #Oxford. Later, Srinivas taught in different places such as Oxford, the University of Delhi and MS University of Baroda among others
#Srinivas academic genealogy came from #Durkheim, #RadcliffeBrown and #EvansPritchard Thus he was influenced by #functionalism and sought to describe how the different parts of societies worked together as an organism.
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#SupremeCourt starts hearing a fresh petition by #ArnabGoswami for a stay on his prosecution in an FIR lodged against him over a TV show relating to #MigrantWorkers getting collected at Bandra railway station last month.
Veteran lawyer Harish Salve appears for the #Republic TV editor-in-chief through video-conferencing.

#SupremeCourt will also hear a #Maharashtra Govt plea to 'insulate' & protect its police officers from 'pressure & coercion' by #ArnabGoswami in its probe on #SoniaGandhi show.
Salve terms interrogation by #Maharashtra police as an "arm-twisting" tactic, says more questions are about why #ArnabGoswami allegedly defamed a certain person.

He adds out of two cops questioning him, one has been tested positive for #COVID19. Why can't they do it through VC?
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#SupremeCourt declines to hear Harsh Mander today in his petition after SG Tushar Mehta adduces transcripts of his reported speech at #Jamia wherein he said there is no trust left in the courts & that ultimate justice has to be on the streets.

#CJI: We will sort this out first.
#SupremeCourt tells Mander's lawyer that if this is what he feels about the courts then it will have to be decided first whether he should be given a hearing at all.

A separate petition on #DelhiViolence to be heard now.
As advocate Karuna Nundy, appearing for Harsh Mander, seeks time to verify the alleged hate speech, SG Mehta says this is strange that he wants time for verifying his own speech but wants FIRs against everyone immediately.

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Many a times I hear statements like “#Shivaji has nothing to do with Mumbai”... so is he really from a far away place? @mumbaiheritage #ShivajiMaharaj #ShivJayanti 1/n
#BelieveItOrNot #Shivneri Fort, his birthplace is less than 100 kms from #Mumbai as the crow flies! 2/n
Raigad, his capital and the site of his cremation, is also less than 100kms from #Mumbai!
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