In the northern corner of Mumbai at the Manori Island, is the hidden Kaka Baptista East Indian Museum which serves as an example for restoring and safeguarding a community’s cultural legacy. In this episode of Heritage Matters, we take a peep into the early life of Bombay’s East Indian Community.
As the Covid19 pandemic shuts down life & has us all holding our breath, we tell you how the current colonial-era law being invoked in India was enacted as a reaction to the devastating Bubonic plague epidemic that hit India, especially Bombay in 1896. The mishandling of the epidemic by the British, had serious consequences.
Travelling between Mumbai and Pune wasn’t always a breeze. In the mid-19th century, about 24,000 Indian labourers died while cutting the original path between these two cities. Catch the story of the treacherous Bhor Ghat and the railway line that changed the fortunes of the British
The fact that Mumbai has one of the largest collections of Art Deco buildings often goes unacknowledged. In this episode of Heritage Matters, we sit down with the Art Deco Mumbai Trust which is chronicling the story of this unique heritage.