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[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],Mumbadevi Mandir
[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],Mahakali Caves (300 BC), Andheri Jogeshwari Caves Gharapuri Caves (called as Elephanta by Portuguese) (900 AD)
[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],View of the ghat, Banganga tank &  ancient temple of Walkeshwar The entrance to the Gharapuri Caves (Elephanta) in ancient days
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[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],(right): Mumbai after reclamation (left): Fort area after reclamation Fact : It took 60 yrs (1784-1845) to merge the 7 islands of Mumbai into one landmass
[object Object],[object Object],Mahalakshmi mandir  As per the legend, 1784, when the Hornby Project kept failing to fill the breach at worli, the chief engineer, a Pathare Prabhu, dreamt of Goddess Lakshmi in the sea near Worli. He searched the waters & actually found an idol of the Goddess & built the Mahalakshmi temple in the sea. Only then did the Hornby Project work resumed without failures Marine Drive, 1930 Bombay elphiston road
Carnac Road, now renamed as Tilak Marg – notice the Crawford market in the back ground Kalbadevi Road Oval Maiden, check the Rajabai Tower in the backgrond
View from Malabar hill Queens Road Church gate station with Marine drive in the background Bullock cart on Mumbai streets
[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Freedom Fighter, Editor, Social Reformer Gowalia Tank  (The tank has been buried and a ground created over it) First Indian National Congress, 1885
[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],Some of the earlier most inhabitants were Kolis (whose major occupation was fishing), Agris (salt-makers), Bhandaris (who were toddy trappers), Vadvals or Malis (were gardeners). Thus there were a variety plantations on the islands which gave name to quite a few places in mumbai. ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object]
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[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],Greater Mumbai (satellite image) Mumbai lies over more than 10 seismic fault lines. The coastal plain to the east of Mumbai is prone to earthquakes of even higher intensity, upto 7.5 on the Richter scale.
[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],Apollo Bunder (area before Gateway of India was erected)
[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],Harbour in monsoon . Powai lake Tulsi lake
Mumbai saw its first bus run on 15 July 1926 between Afgan Church and Crawford Market. Double deck buses were introduced in 1937 in order to cope better with the growing traffic. BEST is now The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking.  The Bombay Tramway Company Limited was set up in 1873. The tram-cars were of two kinds—those drawn by one horse and those drawn by two.  In 1905, The Bombay Electric Supply & Tramways Company Limited started the first electrically operated tram-car appeared on Mumbai’s roads in 1907. The passing years aggravated the problem of rush-hour traffic and to ease the situation, double decker trams were introduced in September, 1920. Dadar TT is Dadar Tram Terminus Its first train, the first in the country, ran from Mumbai to Thane on 16th April 1853. In 1865, the railway went over the Borghat. By 1870 Calcutta and Madras had been linked with Mumbai by rail. The Bombay Baroda and Central India Railway (BBCI) was started in 1855.  The first motor car appeared on Mumbai roads in 1901.  Mumbai Suburban Railway is the oldest in Asia established in 1847, then known as The Great Indian Peninsula Railway Company (G.I.P., for short) was established in 1849. Early Trams a gas street  lamp .  Old Churchgate Railway Station BEST’ first bus
It all began on October 15, 1932. It was on this day that J.R.D. Tata, the father of Civil Aviation in India and founder of Air India, took off from Drigh Road Airport, Karachi, in a tiny, light single-engined de Havilland Puss Moth on his flight to Bombay via Ahmedabad. He landed with his precious load of mail on a grass strip at Juhu.
[object Object],Jamshetji Tata  – the first pioneer entrepreneur who strived for economic independence of India during the British rule. He started an industrial revolution for swadeshi manufacturing of iron, steel, textile, electrical power generation. The Tata brand is his tribute to the nation Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade , Social Reformer Founder member of Prarthana Samaj in Mumbai which engaged in a campaign of reformation without alienating the more orthodox elements of the society Dadabhai Naoroji,  Freedom Fighter & Founder of the Indian Nation Congress in Mumbai Madame Bhikaji Cama She raised the First Flag of Indian Independence at a Socialist Confernce in Germany & was very active in the Indian freedom struggle Dr. Homi Bhabha,  pioneer of nuclear science, founder of the Indian Atomic Energy programme. While India was striving for independence, he spearheaded the country in an advanced field of science & technology. He founded TIFR, which is one of the best school of physics in the world Bhau Daji Lad,  Educationist, Social Reformer, Sheriff of Mumbai. He was instrumental in the some of the major reconstruction efforts of the city, since 1857. Dadasaheb Phalke,  the father of Indian Cinema
Senapati Pandurang Mahadev Bapat , Freedom Fighter, Social Reformer Major figure in the Indian Independence struggle, which earned him the title “Senapati”  Dr. C. D. Deshmukh  first Governor of RBI , Finance Minister of India He was member of Board of Governers of IMF & IBRD. An active supporter of Unified Maharashtra Movement  Acharya Pralhad Keshav Atre  (Literaturist, Social worker). An active member of the Unified Maharastra Movement.  Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Scholar, Social Reformer, Jurist.  He spent his whole life fighting against social discrimination. He was the chief architect of Indian Constitution Nana Jagannath Shankarshet ,  businessman & entrepreneur Indian philanthropist and educationalist. A leader  in Mumbai life. many schools, Sanskrit library in Mumbai, member of Mumbai Education Board Bharat Ratna Maharshi Keshav Karve ,  He was the Pioneer of Women’s Education & Upliftment & the right for widows to remarry in India.  These are just a few representational pioneers of Mumbai. There are many more who had a hand in the making of Mumbai as one of the leading cities of Free India
Marine  Drive Taj Hotel, Gateway Fact : Jamshetji Tata was denied access to Watson Hotel since he was an Indian. In retaliation, he set up the Taj Hotel  Fact : Nariman Point was named after Khursheed Framji Nariman, a Parsi visionary Assembly hall
Hiranadani gardens Bandra-Worli sea link
Juhu Beach  Siddhivinayak mandir, Prabhadevi Rajabai Tower  Shivaji Park, Dadar Mumbai’s faithful “night-watchmen”
Clockwise from right:  1) Dahi handi 2) Women riding bikes during Gudi Padva parade 3) Ganesh Chaturthi festival
THE TENDULKARS THE SRK FAMILY THE TATA’S THE THAKRE’S THE BACHAN’S THE AKHTAR’S THE KAPOOR’S THE AMBANI’S
BEST runs a total of 3,408 buses, ferrying 4.5 million passengers daily over 340 routes
Mumbai Suburban Railways’s operate on 2 zones: CR & WR carry a total of 6.3 million passengers every day
[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],…  this is Aamchi Mumbai  Language Spoken: Mumbaiyya Staple Food: Vada-pav Staple Drink: Cutting chai Fact : Vada-paav was born 35yrs back when Ashok Vaidya a snack seller outside Dadar station decided to experiment

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Amchi mumbai

  • 1. By - Steffi Lewis
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  • 8. Carnac Road, now renamed as Tilak Marg – notice the Crawford market in the back ground Kalbadevi Road Oval Maiden, check the Rajabai Tower in the backgrond
  • 9. View from Malabar hill Queens Road Church gate station with Marine drive in the background Bullock cart on Mumbai streets
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  • 16. Mumbai saw its first bus run on 15 July 1926 between Afgan Church and Crawford Market. Double deck buses were introduced in 1937 in order to cope better with the growing traffic. BEST is now The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking. The Bombay Tramway Company Limited was set up in 1873. The tram-cars were of two kinds—those drawn by one horse and those drawn by two. In 1905, The Bombay Electric Supply & Tramways Company Limited started the first electrically operated tram-car appeared on Mumbai’s roads in 1907. The passing years aggravated the problem of rush-hour traffic and to ease the situation, double decker trams were introduced in September, 1920. Dadar TT is Dadar Tram Terminus Its first train, the first in the country, ran from Mumbai to Thane on 16th April 1853. In 1865, the railway went over the Borghat. By 1870 Calcutta and Madras had been linked with Mumbai by rail. The Bombay Baroda and Central India Railway (BBCI) was started in 1855. The first motor car appeared on Mumbai roads in 1901. Mumbai Suburban Railway is the oldest in Asia established in 1847, then known as The Great Indian Peninsula Railway Company (G.I.P., for short) was established in 1849. Early Trams a gas street lamp . Old Churchgate Railway Station BEST’ first bus
  • 17. It all began on October 15, 1932. It was on this day that J.R.D. Tata, the father of Civil Aviation in India and founder of Air India, took off from Drigh Road Airport, Karachi, in a tiny, light single-engined de Havilland Puss Moth on his flight to Bombay via Ahmedabad. He landed with his precious load of mail on a grass strip at Juhu.
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  • 19. Senapati Pandurang Mahadev Bapat , Freedom Fighter, Social Reformer Major figure in the Indian Independence struggle, which earned him the title “Senapati” Dr. C. D. Deshmukh first Governor of RBI , Finance Minister of India He was member of Board of Governers of IMF & IBRD. An active supporter of Unified Maharashtra Movement Acharya Pralhad Keshav Atre (Literaturist, Social worker). An active member of the Unified Maharastra Movement. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Scholar, Social Reformer, Jurist. He spent his whole life fighting against social discrimination. He was the chief architect of Indian Constitution Nana Jagannath Shankarshet , businessman & entrepreneur Indian philanthropist and educationalist. A leader in Mumbai life. many schools, Sanskrit library in Mumbai, member of Mumbai Education Board Bharat Ratna Maharshi Keshav Karve , He was the Pioneer of Women’s Education & Upliftment & the right for widows to remarry in India. These are just a few representational pioneers of Mumbai. There are many more who had a hand in the making of Mumbai as one of the leading cities of Free India
  • 20. Marine Drive Taj Hotel, Gateway Fact : Jamshetji Tata was denied access to Watson Hotel since he was an Indian. In retaliation, he set up the Taj Hotel Fact : Nariman Point was named after Khursheed Framji Nariman, a Parsi visionary Assembly hall
  • 22. Juhu Beach Siddhivinayak mandir, Prabhadevi Rajabai Tower Shivaji Park, Dadar Mumbai’s faithful “night-watchmen”
  • 23. Clockwise from right: 1) Dahi handi 2) Women riding bikes during Gudi Padva parade 3) Ganesh Chaturthi festival
  • 24. THE TENDULKARS THE SRK FAMILY THE TATA’S THE THAKRE’S THE BACHAN’S THE AKHTAR’S THE KAPOOR’S THE AMBANI’S
  • 25. BEST runs a total of 3,408 buses, ferrying 4.5 million passengers daily over 340 routes
  • 26. Mumbai Suburban Railways’s operate on 2 zones: CR & WR carry a total of 6.3 million passengers every day
  • 27.

Editor's Notes

  1. Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade
  2. Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade