Monthly Archives: July 2011

Old Pictures of Mumbai, Lucknow & Varanasi


The Kaiser Pasand Palace - Lucknow 1880's

Shah Najaf Imambara Lucknow 1880's

Entrance to Victoria Gardens, Byculla -  Bombay (Mumbai) - 19th Century Photograph

Cotton Sheds & Merchants - Bombay (Mumbai) - 19th Century Photograph

Bathing in the River Ganges, Benares (Varanasi) -  Circa 1870-80

Bathing in the river Ganges Benaras (Varanasi)… Har-Har Mahadev




Streamers and dredgers at Gai Ghat, Patna.

Image via Wikipedia

Patna is a large and vibrant city of more than 1.8 Million people, ranked as 14th most populous city in India.The city lies along the banks of the Ganges River and it is surrounded by important religious centers for the Buddhist, Sikh and Jain religions. City is rapidly developing into a successful modern metropolis. Patna’s per capita income is Rs. 31,441 which higher then national average of Rs. 22,946.

Patna is 21st fastest growing city and urban areas in world and 5th fastest growing city in India. In June 2009, The World Bank ranked Patna as the second best city in India to start a business, after Delhi.Apart from being the administrative centre, the city is also a major educational and medical centre. The city’s universities attract the best students from all over Bihar.

Patna, being the state capital, with a growing middle income group households, has also emerged as a big and rapidly expanding consumer market, both for Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), as also for other consumer durable items. A large and growing population, and expanding boundaries of the city, is also spurring growth of service sector.