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Brain teaser: Spot the Air India London office in this Piccadilly Circus photo from the 1960s

Apr 18, 2024 11:54 AM IST

An Air India official re-shared an old photo of London's bustling Piccadilly Circus. The airline was founded by JRD Tata in 1932.

An Air India official on Thursday sparked nostalgia by re-sharing the photo of London's iconic Piccadilly Circus from 1965, asking X (formerly Twitter) users to spot the airline's office in the bustling junction.

An X user shared a photo of London's Piccadilly Circus from the 1960s. (X/@bo66ie29)
An X user shared a photo of London's Piccadilly Circus from the 1960s. (X/@bo66ie29)

"Spot the @airindia London City Office in this lovely photo," Ronit Baugh wrote on X, sharing the photo posted by a woman named Bobbie.

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The vintage photo features London's iconic double-decker buses set against glitzy shopfronts and billboards, including a giant Coca-Cola ad.

See the post here:

Those with a sharp eye could solve the puzzle shared by the Air India official. Hidden behind one of the double-decker buses is the board of Air India, with the airline's name in its classic red, older avatar.

The image of the “Maharaja” is not visible in the photo.

The image evoked a sense of a bygone era among X users, with one of them wishing they could go back in time.

“Wish I could step in to that right now,” user Mike Watlin wrote.

Another user said they did not know “London street scenery could be so overly commercialised at that time”.

Check out another photo of London's Piccadilly Circus from 1961, with the Air India board clearly visible:

Air India's office in London is currently located in Brentford, Middlesex, according to the address listed on the airline's website.

Air India, founded under JRD Tata's leadership in 1932, took its first international flight in 1948, to London Heathrow.

Air India returned to its founders, Tata Sons, in January 2022, after over six decades of it being run as a government entity. The Tata group won the bid as the government attempted to disinvestment its stake in the debt-laden national carrier.

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