A historic 150 years’
is still a mystery why the Governor of Bombay Presidency, Lord Falkland, was not
present at the inaugural Boree Bunder (now Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, though
popularly known as Victoria Terminus)-Thane run of the Great Indian Peninsular
Railway (now Central Railway) on Saturday, April 16, 1853 at 3.35 pm. It was a
historic event, being the first ever passenger train service in the
subcontinent. The First Lady, Lady Falkland, presided over the ceremony.
from a bygone era
love for luxury of the hills in the summer months coupled with the strategic
importance of North India (including what is now Pakistan) helped develop the
railway system in these parts of the country immediately after trains were
introduced in India 150 years ago.
20, Anoushka is no longer her papa’s daughter. As she jets around, carrying
the sitar through countless concerts and music conferences around the globe, she
has come to be recognised as the most deserving inheritor of Pandit Ravi Shankar’s
painters, all in a family
speaking, one artist is just about enough in a family. Considered a black sheep,
his or her vocation is usually regarded as an eccentricity. But what if a family
has a whole set of eight painters? What if all of them practise their trade
under the same roof and have the same artistic medium?