Amit Paranjape Profile picture
Diverse interests: Software, Healthcare, Aerospace, Technology, Science, Startups, Economics & Policy, Infrastructure, History, Cricket, City of Pune
Aug 10, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
Today is 158th birth anniv of Pandit Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande.
He wrote the first modern treatise on Hindustani classical music.

Bhatkhande traveled throughout India, meeting with ustads and pandits, and researching music, and studying ancient texts.… "After the death of his wife and his daughter, Bhatkhande abandoned his legal practice and devoted the rest of his life to systematizing the prevailing forms of Hindustani music and building on that system a coordinated theory and practice of music."
Jul 6, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
Today is the 181st birth anniversary of Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar. He was a was a noted Indian scholar, orientalist, and social reformer.

The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune was started under his leadership, by his students in 1917.… #Bhandarkar studied at Elphinstone College in Bombay. Along with Mahadev Govind Ranade, Bhandarkar was part of the first graduate batch in 1862 from Bombay University. He obtained his Master’s degree the following year, and was awarded a PhD from University of Göttingen in 1885.
Nov 5, 2017 10 tweets 4 min read
2,300 year history of #Paithan and the iconic #Paithani Sari - from Satavahana era, Roman trade, Peshwas, to present #Paithan was the capital of the Satavahana Dynasty, and had extensive trade with various other regions, including the Roman Empire. 2/n
Sep 20, 2017 6 tweets 1 min read
Some general comments about #WhatsApp forwards (especially during emergencies). Please try and verify news, before blindly forwarding. (1/n) Google for more details, check multiple sources, VALIDATE against Websites/Twitter/Facebook feeds of 'official', 'verified' entities. (2/n)