Mumbai

The City South of Dadar – The Real Mumbai

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site is just past a short boat ride from The Gateway of India itself. If you don’t already know, the Elephanta Caves were designed between the 5th and 8th centuries. The 7 caves (5 Hindu + 2 Buddhist) have survived centuries of turmoil. The 6-7 metre-tall Trimurthi sculpture is a remnant of unfading architecture. The resemblance to the Elora caves in terms of carvings is striking.

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Feast Journey – Mumbai

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To start with number one in my list is Bade Miyan , situated in the by lanes of Colaba and is behind the famous Taj Hotel. Actually it is not located behind the Taj Hotel but is in front of it , because the main entrance  of the Old Taj is located in the back side of the hotel .  Bade Miyan is mainly famous for the Non- Veg  food , it serves Mughalai cousin , though they have got a section of Veg food also .It is a highly popular food joint in south mumbai but  there is no availability of good seating area , one has to wait for around Twenty minutes standing beside a occupied table , kept on the footpath , sometimes it becomes irritating but after having the delicious food every shortcomings are forgotten.

Now the point where to start the feast and I will recommend Seekh Kawab, the softest Seekh Kawab I ever had in my life. They are grilled on the Charcoal fire and served hot, the shine on the surface due the juices flowing from it reflects the quality served. I bet you cannot stop with one plate of the Seekh Kawab and end up having couple of them.

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Sporting Events In Mumbai

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While cricket is a big sport throughout India and the aforementioned Indian Derby and other races draw significant crowds for horse racing, football remains immensely popular. This is true in most of the world, and India and Mumbai specifically are not exceptions.

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Maharashtra Jyotirlings – Aundha Nagnath, Baijnath and Grhrineshwar

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धर्मशाला में रूम का पता किया तो कोई 700 कोई 500 मांग रहा था, हालांकि वहां मन्दिर ट्रस्ट का धर्मशाला भी है वो मन्दिर के पीछे की और है और किसी पण्डित ने बताया की वहां सिर्फ 100 रुपए ही रुकने का किराया है, उन्ही पण्डित जी से हमने अभिषेक करवाने के लिए बात की तो वो भी हमारे साथ हो लिए की चलिए पहले आपको रूम की व्यवस्था करवाता हूँ फिर आराम से अभिषेक और पूजा के लिए चलना क्योंकि सोमवार होने की वजह से बाबा का पूजा अभिषेक 7 बजे तक करने की इजाजत मन्दिर प्रबन्धन देता है,

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Mumbai Siddhivinayak Temple and The Gateway of India (Part 2)

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Earlier, the Siddhivinayak temple was a small construction highlighting the black idol of Shree Siddhivinayak, carved out of stone. It was only two and half feet wide then. The most remarkable feature of this idol of Lord Ganesh is that, His trunk is tilted to the right side. The deity has four hands, which is why it is also called Chaturbhuj.

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Pages from my dairy, traveling in Seventies

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Just for information and to lend credibility to this piece, my wife had (in those days) used the diary published by Tata Oil Mills, (Tomco – A Tata caompany) which was one of my client at OBM.I wonder if today’s young people know that Tata used to make and market soaps and detergents.They were known for their products like Jai and GoldMist soaps, and 555 washing powder Bar

These annual dairies always had the theme of Indian Historical places. The pages, scanned from these dairies, would give you the glimpse of Life & Times gone by, that we will never see again. We hope you enjoy going back in time and see the wonderful country of ours, of those days, with us.

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Weekend Trip to Kihim – Alibaug

Weekend Trip to Kihim – Alibaug

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Fort surrounded by sea water at a little distance from the shore. When tide is low one can go there on foot. Otherwise there are speed boats for tourists to go there. These boats also take tourists on short rides on sea, just near the shore

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Goaing – from Goa to Delhi

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After the mandatory getting-lost-and-going-round-in-circles-before-finding-the-destination that we seem to do in most new cities, we reach our destination after 2 solid hours of wandering the drowning streets of Ghatkopar in a downpour worthy of …. Mumbai! The thing to note is that more time was spent in negotiating the traffic (read: stuck in traffic) than driving!

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