The Peshwa’s private zoo !

The Peshwa was a fifteen-year-old boy named Sawai Madhavrao. For the entertainment of the young Peshwa, a menagerie — a collection of birds and animals — had been set up in the jungles near Parvati. It housed a large collection of fauna — tigers, lions, a lynx and even a rhino!

Read more about this interesting little zoo at DNA –> Young Peshwa’s private menagerie   

 

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The Bombay – Poona Road : Story of a highway !

In today’s world, travelling from Mumbai to Pune or vice versa is a breeze. For those of us who remember the two-lane road and its serpentine traffic jams, the Expressway came as a much needed relief. But connectivity between the two cities has a long and interesting history. A history involving war, Wellesley, metalled roads, palanquins and stage coaches!

Read the full article originally published in DNA –> Bombay Poona road      

Image credits : DNA

 

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