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#TodayInHistory Francis Day of East India Company gets a small strip of land from Peda Venkata Raya of Chandragiri, grandson of Aliya Rama Raya, to build a factory and warehouse in 1639 AD. That strip would become the metropolis known as Chennai. Happy #MadrasDay
Chennai, the city where I started my career, stayed there for a year, been there many times after that too. A city close to my heart, of which have some great memories. A city of culture, tradition, and a rather laidback lifestyle. Happy #MadrasDay
Spencer's Plaza in Mount Road, one of our favorite hangout joints. Much before malls became common in India, this was one of the more well known ones. Of course more often than not came here to beat the heat. Not sure if it is still as popular now #MadrasDay
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#RobbingGod

The story of how a death at the heart of the Holy Roman Empire set in motion a series of events and a fierce rivalry that engulfed Tirumala Tirupati Temples in such a way the reverberations of which are felt even today.

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#RobbingGod

How East India Company tookover Tirumala Tirupati Temples & established rules for its plunder through the entry of their agent Mahants & establishment of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams for successive independent Indian governments to follow.

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Centuries ago funds from these world’s richest temples of Tirumala Tirupati influenced not just elections of #Commonwealth but financed operations of bankrupt #BritishEmpire & setup numerous modern business houses involved in smuggling antiques even today.
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