Saturday, Dec 03, 2022

Mumbai Rewind


Mumbai Rewind: Jewish Cemetery, a vestige of the city’s once-thriving Baghdadi trading community

December 18, 2021 12:57 pm

The cemetery also pays tribute to many members of the community who faced torture at the hands the Nazis.

Mumbai Rewind: A murder that put Mumbai into the heart of a major diplomatic crisis

December 11, 2021 2:35 pm

In the early hours of November 27, 1984, Percy Norris, the British Deputy High Commissioner for western India, was shot and killed by two unidentified assailants near the Flora Fountain as he was being driven to his office from his residence at Altamount Road.

Mumbai Rewind: Bombay Africans and the city’s role in their emancipation from slavery

November 12, 2021 8:22 pm

Bombay was an important hub of the Indian Ocean slave trade with captive Africans being brought in on Arab-owned dhows to be sold in the city or shipped to Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Today, most sites which linked the city with the slave trade and an equally strong anti-slavery campaign remain forgotten.

Mumbai rewind: Crawford Market — last vestige of Bombay's top bureaucrat

November 07, 2021 8:33 am

Despite being renamed after Mahatma Jyotirao Phule, the sprawling market is still popularly known by its original name, Crawford market.

Mumbai Rewind: A Diwali in the past filled with fear post Sepoy Rebellion

October 30, 2021 6:05 pm

The seeds of apprehension were sown by the May 10, 1857 Sepoy Rebellion and the administration was worried of a similar uprising in Bombay.

Mumbai Rewind: Drugs are not new in Bombay, city was under influence of cocaine a century ago

October 11, 2021 5:49 pm

Even before cocaine, opium was the preferred recreational drug smoked in the opium dens or madak houses that dotted Bombay. Opium was smoked in two forms — a relatively milder form called Madak and a stronger preparation called Chandu.

Mumbai Rewind: Bombay’s tryst with air ascents and how the balloon burst

October 02, 2021 7:01 pm

What brought an end to the entertainment in Bombay was the infamous accident of December 10, 1891, when 26-year-old Lieutenant R N Mansfield of the Royal Naval Reserve decided to ascend for a second time over Bombay.

Mumbai Rewind: Built on a water body, Mumbai’s largest and oldest mosque

September 25, 2021 12:58 pm

After an expansion in 1837, the Juma Masjid became one of the first two-storeyed mosques in India.

Mumbai Rewind: Area under SoBo redevelopment project has rich cultural history

October 05, 2021 11:48 am

The Saifee Jubilee Street, a narrow road running parallel to Mohammad Ali Road in south Mumbai, has vendors selling shoes, children’s clothes and other knick-knacks leaving hardly any place for pedestrians to walk without bumping into a passer-by.