This stove we used for many years. still had some kerosene in its tank. on the right side is the pump and the left side is the key to control the flame. Lets see i will try to make it work. also i remember there use to be a pin which was used to insert in the burner when there was a problem with low flame.....
This aaram khurchi is also quiet old. was specially for my Dad. It use to be like a special chair for the head of the family. And when this chair was free, all of us (three brothers) use to fight for the chair. it was fun resting on this chair. Just need a nylon cloth to make it complete and ready to be used again.
My elder brother in his childhood use to collect coins of old days. This one was found at a place called Gokhivare in Vasai(e) when we were kids. Looks like really old, may be during the maratha or portugal rule. Since vasai was ruled by protuguese, British and finally by Marathas (led by the great maratha warrior Chimaji Appa). finalyyyyyy found something in relevance to these above coins. They were called as "http://vasaiker.com/ancient-coins-of-vasai.html ohhhh hoooooo!!!!!.they are quiet similars to the above pics of the old coins. Good to know that.
Anna's during the British Rule. Now this has no value, but like they say boond boond se saagar bharta hai. so 4 anna makes 25 paisa also called as chauanni, 8 anna makes 50 paisa also called as aathanni, so 16 aana makes 1 rupees. so how much paisa does 1 anna makes? let me calculate??? need a calculator for that...got it....6.25 paisa makes 1 anna. that means the above half anna is worth 3.125 paisa. amazing!!!
This building structure sure is a great piece of art. totally antique. or should i say kind of those heritage buildings. Good sculpted wooden work done. I also liked the Stained Glass work done (LAKE VIEW) written on the glass. Couldnt get a good snap of it since it was crowded. Hope this structure is well maintained and remains. There are many such structures in vasai but this is the best one cause the way it is maintained till now. By the way this is at place called papdi in vasai.