THIRSTY FOUNTAINS IN THE CITY

THIRSTY FOUNTAINS IN THE CITY

During my trip to Paris in 2017, the tour guide in our bus while giving instructions appraised us about the free drinking water facility available in the city. It turned out to be useful information for our group as we went about exploring the places largely on foot and public transport and in between refilled empty bottles from the taps beating the summer heat. Thus, we could conveniently quench our thirst, save money, reuse and reduce plastic waste.

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HERITAGE WALK INSIDE THE BMC HEADQUARTERS

HERITAGE WALK INSIDE THE BMC HEADQUARTERS

The Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) Building aka the MCGM Headquarters is located in the Fort area of Mumbai, opposite to the CSMT railway station – which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Both these iconic landmarks were designed by the British architect Frederick William Stevens, who worked for the British colonial government in India.

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AN EVENING IN BANDRA FORT

AN EVENING IN BANDRA FORT

My search for a title for this blog ended when I was listening to music and came across a classic Hindi film ‘An Evening in Paris’. Not that this movie was filmed at the Bandra Fort in Mumbai, but it somehow resonates well with the place, because a host of actors from the film fraternity have graced this historic site.

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MUMBAI DABBAWALAS RELIEF FUND

MUMBAI DABBAWALAS RELIEF FUND

Mumbai’s pride and heritage, the 125-year old Dabbawalas are struggling to make ends meet. With offices closed due to global pandemic, the Dabbawalas were forced to move to their villages in Pune after nationwide lockdown was imposed. The lockdown implemented in March, extended beyond expectations and all their savings got exhausted.

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PRO CYCLE INDIA ANNOUNCES BROMPTON CLUB – MUMBAI CHAPTER

PRO CYCLE INDIA ANNOUNCES BROMPTON CLUB – MUMBAI CHAPTER

It’s been less than a year that India’s Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi launched the ‘FIT INDIA MOVEMENT’ on 29th August 2018 marking National Sports Day. FIT INDIA MOVEMENT encourages people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their everyday lives. Cycling is one of the best ways of remaining Fit and Healthy. Pro Cycle & Sports India Limited, the country’s premier lifestyle bicycling and outdoor company, that represents the iconic brands like the British Brand Brompton bicycle and B&W international, the leading outdoor and bike luggage brand in India and SAARC on Sunday 26th January 2020 launched the Mumbai Chapter of Brompton India Club. The formation of the club officially recognizes the increasing number of Brommie riders in the city. Continue reading “PRO CYCLE INDIA ANNOUNCES BROMPTON CLUB – MUMBAI CHAPTER”

BICYCLE RIDE TO MANI BHAVAN – GANDHI MUSEUM

BICYCLE RIDE TO MANI BHAVAN – GANDHI MUSEUM

When U.S President Barack Obama accompanied by the first lady Michelle Obama visited the Mahatma Gandhi’s house ‘Mani Bhavan’ in 2010 he quoted “Gandhi is a hero not just to India, but to the entire world”. Obama, an ardent admirer of Gandhi had written this in a visitors book at Mani Bhavan. Continue reading “BICYCLE RIDE TO MANI BHAVAN – GANDHI MUSEUM”

BUS STOPS IN BALLARD ESTATE

BUS STOPS IN BALLARD ESTATE

The green grass on the bus stop roof is by no means India’s initiative against global warming. Its probably an unintentional outcome of possible negligence by maintenance unit of BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking) bus services responsible for running public transport in Mumbai. The growing wild grass also affirms that this year Mumbai recorded high rainfall along with many other parts of the country. The little mint green door gives an artistic look to an onlooker and from a distance the elements appear as a single unit. This is one of the few old bus stops which have survived the test of times and are operational in Ballard Estate, a business district near the Fort area. Motorised bus services started in 1926 with the first bus service running between Afghan Church and Crawford market. Ever since, this means of conveyance managed to firmly establish its foothold in the city.

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