On the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary, our Bombay History Fellow harks back to three city sites where Gandhi launched movements that progressively stepped up the pressure on the British to leave the country
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Mumbai and Buenos Aires are cities with a shared history of trading, business and entrepreneurship. The parallels are becoming more apparent now, with Buenos Aires expanding the ecosystem of support for business in innovative ways
One of the conclusions drawn from a recent panel discussion, co-hosted by Gateway House and Avid Learning, on how brands are helping promote heritage conservation, moderated by Sifra Lentin, Mumbai History Fellow, was that there is an urgent need to preserve Mumbai’s natural and built heritage to meet the Maharashtra government’s target--the year 2020--for inaugurating the international financial centre at Bandra-Kurla Complex. Here is a summary of the concerns that the panellists raised
Gateway House, along with Avid Learning and the U.S. Consulate in Mumbai recently hosted a panel discussion which revolved around the influence of the sea on civilisation and globalisation over a period of 10,000 years.
Pune’s most well known landmark, Ohel David (Lal Deval) synagogue turns hundred and fifty. Governor of Maharashtra, Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao, and the direct descendants of the synagogue’s founder, David Sassoon (1792-1864) get together to mark this occasion
Two memorials located in the heart of Mumbai city serve as a reminder of the crucial role played by Mumbai city, especially her docks in World War I. Over one million Indian soldiers and sailors fought on behalf of the Allied powers in the Great War.
The National Ignition Facility, U.S., has achieved a major breakthrough in generating fusion nuclear energy. India’s scientists, starting from Homi Bhabha, have been part of the process of realising this dream. Fusion energy can become a cheap, clean and abundant source for global energy needs
On January 24, Gateway House and the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, hosted a talk on ‘The Jewish community of Bombay: Diaspora, Identity and History’ by Gateway House's Mumbai History Fellow Sifra Lentin. This article, based on the talk, tells the story of the Sassoons, a prominent family of Baghdadi Jews
After the attacks of 26/11, economic growth and tourist spots take top priority for security while street ventures and the mass transit centers like Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus -one of the targets of the attacks- are left unattended by the state.