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Diwali shopping 1950s.
A girl buying crackers during diwali festival. Interestingly there are more toys than crackers, in the shop.

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1975 - 80s - Dyanora Solid State TV ad.
India's Most Advance TV , Available In Bombay, Poona and Madras only :)

Crown, Orson, Dyanora and Weston were popular brands that once ruled the Indian television market. Leading among them was the Dyanora TV. Launched in 1975, it was a large solid sized cabinet with CRT and the front panel had space for speakers, buttons for volume tuning and channels. There were 8-10 buttons for TV channels, but there was only one channel – DD National!

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Delhi 1950s.
Interesting image of advertising hoarding promoting movies.There were quite a number of mythological and historical films released during that period.

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Lady with a Lambretta at Gateway of India, Bombay - 1970s.
Automobile Products of India began assembling Innocenti-built Lambretta scooters in India after independence in the 1950s. Lambretta was one of the popular brands, when scooters had a significant presence on Indian roads.
In 1972, Scooters India Ltd., a state-run enterprise based in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, bought the entire Lambretta manufacturing and trademark rights. The first scooter built was the Vijay Delux/DL, which was badged the Lambretta GP150 in export markets.

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125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago Speech.
Swami Vivekananda represented India and Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions (1893) in Chicago. This was the first World's Parliament of Religions and it was held from 11 to 27 September 1893. Delegates from all over the world joined this Parliament.

Though initially nervous, he bowed to Saraswati, then began his speech with salutation, "Sisters and brothers of America!". To these words he got a standing ovation from a crowd of seven thousand, which lasted for two minutes.

Source: Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5512251

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Subhash Chandra Bose meeting Adolf Hitler in 1942.

Subhash Chandra Bose went to Hitler to seek his support for India's Independence. Germany under Hitler was already in war with Britishers and so he felt that it will be a win win situation for both Germany and India to overthrow Britishers.He established the Azad Hind radio in Germany in order to encourage resistance movements in India.

image:Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37705885

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Mumbai -1970s
The Climate of Mumbai is a tropical wet and dry climate. Between June and September, the south west monsoon rains lash the city.
Here is one image of Mumbai rains from 1970s captured by Pablo Bartholomew.

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Lalbaugcha Raja is popularly known as 'King Of Lalbaug' and it's one of the most famous Ganesh mandal situated in Mumbai.
Lalbaugcha Raja Mandal was set up in 1934. It was formed in the middle of the Indian freedom struggle and in the initial idols revolved around the theme of independence. It continued to spread awareness and support for the freedom struggle through their idols. Below is one of the image from 1930s.

लालबाग का राजा मुंबई का सबसे अधिक लोकप्रिय सार्वजानिक गणेश मंडल है। लालबागचा राजा सार्वजनिक गणेशोत्सव मंडल मंडल की स्थापना वर्ष १९३४ में हुई थी।

credit:lalbaugcharaja.com

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The Partition of India was the partition of the British Indian Empire that led to the creation of India And Pakistan. Just after midnight, on 15 August 1947, India became a sovereign and democratic nation.

Massive population exchanges occurred between the two newly formed states in the months immediately following Partition. In the riots which preceded the partition in the Punjab Province, there were huge casualties and UNHCR estimates 14 million Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims were displaced during the partition; it was the largest mass migration in human history.

A refugee special train at Ambala Station during partition of India
source:wikipedia

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Krishna Janmashtami celebrations 1940s.
Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, has an ancient history, is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. According to the Archaeological Survey of India, the city is mentioned in the oldest Indian epic, the Ramayana.

Image: Pilgrims thronging the inner courtyard of the well known Dwarkadhish temple, Mathura during the Janmashtami festival.

image credit http://photodivision.gov.in

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