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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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The crown jewels of Chennai’s colonial architecture are its buildings in the Indo-Saracenic style. This walk is a journey through the genesis, evolution and pinnacle of a uniquely endemic architecture. Image
The buildings on this route are regal institutions, ornamenting the coastline for more than 150 years. From the much-decorated Presidency College to the historic Public Works Department, discover their stories, the people who made them and the legacy imprinted on the city.
Join us on the expedition to revisit the relics of #IndoSaracenicArchitecture, wherein we narrate to you stories extraordinaire.
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Originally a village developed for weavers, with streets laid out without any social distinction, the planning of Chintadripet was ahead of its time. It played a vital role in East India Company's trade in cloth and thrived under the support and encouragement of the Britishers. Image
Beyond that, Chintadripet was home to individuals and communities who have shaped the locality and its development.

Today, Chintadripet is popular for its fish market, its fascinating history lost in the past.
The remnants of its bygone era can be found in the old houses, age-old markets, traditional businesses, educational and religious institutions, and its residents.

Come join us on this exploration and discover stories of vision, perseverance, legacy, tradition, and philanthropy.
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This October, come join us as we embark on journeys of discovery and exploration, uncovering fascinating stories of the city's historical pockets.
Do save the dates and join us as we walk through the city's enchanting historic enclaves and engage in conversations about history, architecture, heritage, planning, culture, heritage awareness, and conservation.

We look forward to seeing you!
In case you would like a customised, private heritage walk, please write to us at

The registration for each of the walks will open on Mondays prior to the date of the walk.
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மெட்ராஸின் பெண்கள் எபி. 13

துர்காபாய் தேஷ்முக் இந்திய சுதந்திரப் போராளி, வழக்கறிஞர், சமூக தொழிலாளி மற்றும் அரசியல்வாதி. அவர் இந்திய அரசியலமைப்பு சபையின் உறுப்பினராகவும், இந்திய திட்டக் குழுவின் உறுப்பினராகவும் இருந்தார்.
பெண்கள் விடுவிப்புக்கான பொதுநல ஆர்வலராகவும்,1937ல் ஆந்திர மகளிர் சபையை (ஆந்திர மகளிர் மாநாடு) துவங்கிவைத்தார். அவர் மத்திய சமூக நல வாரியத்தின் நிறுவனர் தலைவராகவும் இருந்தார்.
Madrasin Pengal Ep. 13

Durgabai Deshmukh was an Indian freedom fighter, lawyer, social worker and politician. She was a Member of the Constituent Assembly of India and a member of the Planning Commission of India.
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Chennai-yin Rusigal #021

What: #Buttermilk from Chetta's Buttermilk

Where: Chetta's Buttermilk, Murugesan Complex Road (off Greams Road) Thousand Lights

Why: One would wonder what the deal with a simple dish as the buttermilk was.
We would say it's the taste and the loyal customer base. The buttermilk here is loaded with cut raw mangoes (maanga) and boondi, and the taste is heavenly! According to 'The Hindu', the curd for this buttermilk comes from a dairy farm in Walajabad.
It arrives at 04:00 am and around 50 litres of buttermilk is made at 04:00 pm every day. Their USP? They operate only during the late hours of the night! The crowds, both families and friends, that gather to have Chetta's Buttermilk is an experience by itself!
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#மெட்ராஸின்பெண்கள் எபி. 01
அன்னை மீனாம்பாள்

தலித் வரலாற்றில் ஒரு முக்கிய நபரான #அன்னைமீனாம்பாள், ஆரம்பகால தலித் பெண் தலைவர்களில் ஒருவராகவும், தலித் பெண்களை அரசியலில் சேர்ப்பதற்கான முக்கியமான வழக்கறிஞராகவும் கருதப்படுகிறார். சுயமரியாதை இயக்கத்தின் (ஈ.வி. ராமசாமியால் 1925
- இல் தொடங்கப்பட்டது) ஒரு வலுவான ஆதரவாளரும், பெண்ணியவாதியுமான அவர், தீண்டாமை, அடக்குமுறை, சாதி ஏற்றத்தாழ்வு ஆகியவற்றுக்கு எதிரான போராட்டத்தில் பெண்களை கல்வியின் மூலம் தீவிரமாகப் பங்கேற்க ஊக்குவித்தார்.
#MadrasinPengal Ep. 01
Annai Meenambal

A pivotal figure in Dalit history, #AnnaiMeenambal is considered to be one of the earliest Dalit woman leaders and an important advocate for the inclusion of Dalit women in politics. A strong proponent of the Self-Respect Movement
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The Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway (MSM) was formed in 1908 from the merger of the Madras Railway Company (MR) which operated a broad gauge (BG) system and the Southern Mahratta Railway(SMR) metre gauge (MG) system.
In 1943, MSM operated 1518 miles of Broad gauge track and 2087 miles of Metre gauge track across southern India.
Madras Railway Company (MR) was incorporated in 1845 for the purposes of building a 70 mile line between Madras and the military base at Arcot. In 1859, its mandate was expanded to Beypore, with branches to Bangalore, and via Bellary, to join the line from Bombay.
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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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Long thread: Connections between #Tamil and #Portuguese
When we land in a new country, we generally ask how they say ‘Thank you’ or ‘good morning’ in their language. When we landed in Lisbon, we asked the cab driver: “How do you call a window in Portuguese?” He said, “Janela”.
The emergency windows in Portugal read as ‘Janela de Emergencia’. We continued, “How do you call table in Portuguese?” He said, “Mejai”. We didn’t stop. “How do you call a ‘key’?” “Shavi”, he helped us in the pronunciation. #tamil #Portuguese
Many roof top restaurants in Lisbon are named as “Varanda de Lisboa” (Balcony of Lisbon). Many of us who speak Tamil might have thought Jannal, Mejai, Varanda and Chavi are Tamil words or Sanskrit loan words. They are not. #தமிழ் #tamil_portuguese
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Open access to courts is a valuable safeguard to constitutional freedom. Freedom of the press is a facet of constitutional freedom of speech & expression: #SupremeCourt holds.
#SupremeCourt emphasises on the freedom of the media as it deals with an appeal by the @ECISVEEP against scathing observations against it by the #Madras high court on Apr 26.
"Real-time updates of court proceedings are extension of freedom of press and principles of open courts. It will only bolster public participation in dispensation of justice. There can't be any gag on such reporting": #SupremeCourt
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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

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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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[Saturday Hearing]

#MadrasHighCourt hears plea against TN Govt's rejection of permission sought by @BJP4TamilNadu to conduct Vel Yathra across districts in Tamil Nadu.

The matter is being heard by Justices M Sathyanarayanan and R Hemalatha.
On Thursday, the First Bench had disposed of two PILs challenging its conduct amid COVID-19 after the State informed that it had decided to reject the application made for permission to conduct the Vel Yatra.

The Court had given liberty to challenge the Govt's rejection.
Bench has assembled.

V Ragavachari for BJP: Matter relates to permission sought to visit various temples. Once the temple is open subject to certain conditions, not appropriate to prevent people from entering.
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Did you know?
The first derived indic dictionary & first indic philology tome (by an Indian) was written by Pandit Gopinath Nanda Sharma(1869-24) in Odia language
ପ୍ରଥମ ଭାରତୀୟ ସମ୍ପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ପ୍ରମାଣିକ ଶବ୍ଦତତ୍ତ୍ୱବୋଧ ଅଭିଧାନ ଓ ଭାଷାତତ୍ତ୍ୱର ପ୍ରଣେତା
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Pandit Nanda sharma was a professor in Rajas college , paralakhemundi of #Madras presidency.
* After this Nobel work in literature he was felicitated from all India pandit mahasabha in Madras university(1920)
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Soon after his writing all Indian languages started their own derived dictionary.
*Madras university Tamil lexicon 1924
*Maharashtra Shabdakosha 1932
*Bongiya Shabdakosha 1932
*Hindi ShabdaSagar 1933
*Suryakayandhra Nighantuvu (Telugu)- 1936
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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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S Suresh Kumar, Primary & Secondary Education Minister, #Karnataka on the current state of #OnlineClasses in Karnataka Image
Karnataka Law Minister J C Madhuswamy on extending ban on #OnlineClasses till grade 7th Image
#Madras High Court in response to a PIL seeking restraint on educational systems to conduct #OnlineClasses until proper guidelines are framed Image
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#socialmedia guidelines: #SupremeCourt asks can the law cast an obligation of #WhatsApp, #Facebook to decrypt or shouldn't the Govt have own technology to decrypt & the intermediaries have to only assist?
Attorney General KK Venugopal says the #socialmedia entities shouldn't have come to #India if they weren't going to assist. They can't use technology that doesn't provide for decryption?
Judges say it is like there is a closed door and they are saying you can open the room. But you want the keys to it too. The question however is whether they are under legal obligation to give you (Govt) the key?

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Sunday morning well spent tracing the key bridges built by the British in 19th century
Commander in Chief bridge between Taj Connemara and Ethiraj College.Built in 1825
Researcher and historian D Hemachandra Rao explaing how boats used to come bringing firewood,salt and dry fish etc from Pulicat to Madras
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