In this busy world, one hardly stops by around a statue. If so, the reason could be a passive need – to click a photograph, draw a sketch, meeting point, the visitor is an historian or someone from the maintenance department.Continue reading “IF STATUES COULD SPEAK?”
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.Continue reading “MUMBAI DABBAWALAS RELIEF FUND”
Mumbai’s famous cycle logistics food delivery services the ‘Dabbawala’ have suspended their operations due to Covid-19 outbreak till March 31st. Continue reading “DABBAWALA SERVICES SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK”
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”
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”
The Bunker Museum is located inside Raj Bhavan – the official residence of the governor of Maharashtra. The underground structure built during the British rule was used for defense and to fire cannons at the time of war. Continue reading “BICYCLE RIDE TO THE BUNKER MUSEUM”
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.Continue reading “BUS STOPS IN BALLARD ESTATE”
STREET CYCLIST OF MUMBAI.
The Dabbawalas is a tiffin service in Mumbai and world famous for making almost error free deliveries of lunch boxes around the business centers in the city. The Dabbawalas collect lunch boxes from homes by early afternoon, deliver them to customers at their offices, pick up empty boxes and return them to its origin before evening.Continue reading “MUMBAI DABBAWALAS”
#INTERNATIONAL MUSEUMS DAY 2019
Victoria and Albert Museum was commissioned in 1855 as a treasure house for decorative’s and industrial arts. The oldest museum of Mumbai located in Byculla was renamed as Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in 1972 to honor Dr. Bhau Daji Lad (1824-74, an Indian physician and scholar).Continue reading “VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM”
18th April was declared by UNESCO as the ‘International Day for Monuments and Sites’ in 1983. Also know as the ‘World Heritage Day’, the aim of UNESCO is to create public awareness about the monuments and sites and the necessity to conserve, protect and restore them. It is not limited to the sites listed by UNESCO but concerns all cultural heritage monuments, places and landscapes of international, national and local significance.