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National: NHAI spares 1,300-year-old temple

2 May, 2013
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http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/nhai-spares-1300yearold-temple/article4329856.e?homepage=true

NHAI spares 1,300-year-old temple, The Hindu, January 22, 2013.

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International: Blue plaques are crucial cultural landmarks

2 May, 2013
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2013/jan/07/blue-plaques-cultural-landmarks-english-heritage?INTCMP=SRCH

Blue plaques are crucial cultural landmarks, Jonathan Jones on Art Blog, The Guardian, January 7, 2013.

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International: Blue plaques existed here, 1866-2013

2 May, 2013
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2013/01/london-heritage

Blue plaques existed here, 1866-2013, Prospero blog, The Economist, January 7, 2013.

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International: Blue plaques scheme suspended

2 May, 2013
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2013/jan/06/blue-plaques-cut-government-funding

Blue plaques scheme suspended after 34% cut in government funding, The Guardian, January 6, 2013

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One sip at a time

29 April, 2013
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Meher Cold Drink House

Doors: Meher Cold Drink House (1939)
Mackawee Mansion, corner of Gunbow Street and Parsi Bazaar Street, Fort (presently Rustom Sidhwa Marg).

Well into the late 1800s, strict caste and purity codes prevented the experience of inter-dining amongst the native populations of Bombay. Pan-supari, rosewater and nosegays, were distributed at the end of public/semi public gatherings, but no food. As the benefits of inter-dining were felt, cold drinks were first introduced for consumption, gradually making way for solid foods.

Meher Cold Drink House, although a sprightly 74, is an example of the early establishments that facilitated the experience of cosmopolitan drinking and eventually dining.

Young Bombaywalla was introduced to the delights of Meher Cold Drink House by her mother Veera, a regular at the unassuming eateries in the Fort.

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