Tag Archives: Town Hall

Hot Diggity Dog Diggity

26 July, 2013
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Staircases: Town Hall (1833)

Staircases: Town Hall (1833)

Fort (presently Asiatic Society of Mumbai).

Dogs in Bombay have not always had it easy. In the early 1800’s the colonial government passed regulations permitting the culling of stray dogs during the hot seasons. In 1832, the culling was particularly indiscriminate, leading to the Bombay Dog Riots of 1832. The native inhabitants of Bombay, outraged by the killings, attacked European constables, blocked the supplies to the garrison at Colaba and shut their commercial establishments in protest; effectively bringing the city to a complete halt.

Currently, dogs across India are in danger of being destroyed by speeding cars of the government of Gujarat.

This pensive dog and model in motion are captured by Hersh Acharya.

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Ham sandwiches and the Jinnahs

16 May, 2013
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Town Hall (1833)

Staircases: Town Hall (1833)
Fort (presently Asiatic Society of Mumbai)

Ham sandwiches in hand 23 year old Ruttie Jinnah ran down the flight of 30 steps of the Town Hall and drove off, after her husband Muhammad Ali Jinnah chided her for endangering his chances of wooing the Muslim electorate in 1923.

The photograph is shot by Dj Murty on Kodak 400 ISO film.

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Gargoyle: Town Hall (1833)

12 April, 2013
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Town Hall (1833)

Town Hall (1833)
Fort (presently Asiatic Society of Mumbai).

The temperament of the gargoyles in Bombay is determined by the style of the structures from which they protrude. This benign creature belongs to the solid, calm façade of the Town Hall, a landmark city structure, in neo-classical style.

Bombaywalla’s coverage of gargoyles will range from the benign to the spectacularly grotesque.

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