Tag Archives: History

Photo of the CST heritage building in Mumbai

The Chhatrapati Shivaji (Victoria) Terminus Building, Mumbai

The iconic heritage building housing the Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Terminus in Mumbai. The building is a world-famous landmark and houses the head offices of the Central Railway (CR) zone of Indian Railways. CST, as it is known, is the terminal point for all of CR’s Central suburban line services and also for many of India’s oldest long distance train services ...

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Periyaare, Periyaare, Parvathanirayude Panineere…

The Periyar river flows around an island at Kalady in south-central Kerala. The rain is falling on the river and all around as the darkened skies clear the decks for another of the epic Kerala rains. It seems to be late in the evening even though it is only 1.45 pm. The photo was taken from the creaking Sree Sankaracharya ...

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Car Procession at St.Mary's Basilica Shivajinagar

Car Procession at St.Mary’s Basilica Shivajinagar

Crowds mill around the procession car on display during the feast at St.Mary’s Basilica, Shivajinagar in Bangalore. The car contains the “idol” of Virgin Mary and the Infant Jesus. The procession is part of St.Mary’s feast held once every year. St.Mary’s Basilica is the oldest existing church in Bangalore and Karnataka, with a rich history. The church was founded in ...

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The historic Higginbothams Ltd Building on MG Road Bangalore built in 1897

The Historic Higginbothams on MG Road Bangalore

The historic Higginbothams Ltd bookstore on MG Road, Bangalore. Perhaps the oldest bookstore in Bangalore, it has been around since the days of the British Raj. HBL is housed in a building that has been around since way back in 1897, when Bangalore was a small Cantonment under the British and the road was called South Parade. The building today ...

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Name Board - 16041/42 Chennai - Alappuzha (Alleppey) - Chennai Express

16041/42 Chennai – Alappuzha Express!

The 16041/16042 Chennai – Alappuzha (Alleppy) – Chennai Express at Thrissur Railway Station, hauled by Erode’s WAP 4 #22232.  The first coach (SLR) with the name board. The Board says Alappuzhaaa Express in Tamil and Malayalam, and Alempi Express in Hindi. Hahaha. The 16041/16042 is the Second Express train ever in Kerala and the very FIRST Express that started running in ...

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