Sunday, 24 June 2007

Ranwar-Bandra's last heritage precinct.

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source: HindusthanTimes e-paper

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Flamingos at Sewri

Mumbai is never short when it comes to surprises. Another nice surprise is the arrival of beautiful flamingos in this highly polluted and crowded metropolis.
The huge expanse of colorless mud flats in Sewri glow with the arrival of countless pink lesser flamingos.

Last year, around 12000 flamingos visited these mudflats.

‘‘No one knows exactly where the flamingos come from at this time of the year. Some experts feel that the birds fly here from the Rann of Kutch, where they normally breed,’’ Isaac Kehimkar, the spokesperson of Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), said.

The birds, he said, are annually seen at Sewri from the beginning of November till the beginning of monsoon next year.

Apart from flamingos, numerous other species including gulls, terns and waders can also be spotted at Sewri.

Encouraged by the growing number of flamingos visiting the mudflats, the Mumbai Port Trust has floated a plan to turn it into a magnet for birdwatchers and the general public. The five-acre stretch of mudflats, of which 1.5 acres will be taken up by the proposed park, would be secured for flamingos and other migratory birds.
The Mumbai Port Trust is drawing up an ambitious Rs1.45cr plan to develop an infotainment park around the Sewri mudflats.

This park would have a mini-theatre, projection facilities, an auditorium and water fountains to complete the outdoors experience. An interpretation centre, where one can learn about the biodiversity of the area and the importance of mangroves, is aimed at attracting children. About 70 per cent of the total amount allocated for the project will go into building this centre.

Officials feel that once the Sewri Fort is refurbished under a makeover plan, the mudflats would become a tourist draw If you wish to go for Flamingo Watching, you can take a habour line train to Sewri, and then take a taxi to Colgate factory. Close to the factory is this vast mudflat where you will see many birds. Best time is to go early mornings, between high tide and low tide. A good pair of binoculars, a cap and patience is the only things required to make this visit a memorable experience.
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Monday, 18 June 2007

Important numbers in Mumbai

Source: Hindusthan Times.

Sunday, 17 June 2007

Narrow streets around Crawford market....

are fun to walk through, if you have enough stamina to walk through these streets for hours because, once you are stuck inside those lanes, you have no options but to walk, you cannot take any vehicle inside these streets .

In one of those streets, there is a beautiful mosque. There is cloth market near this mosque, on the right of this mosque is a wholesale market for selling stationary, jewellery and handicrafted stuff and on the left of this market are the streets selling house-hold items like plastic wares, electricity and bathroom assessories.

We went to Crawford market to buy stationary for my school. This is the narrow street where you will find stationary.. This is one of the biggest wholesale bazaars of Mumbai that has narrow streets, so narrow that it is difficult to walk comfortably. Every street specializes in particular item. There are separate streets for clothes, jewelry, books and stationary, plastic wares, toys.

If you were to just browse, it would take you more than five hours to go through all these streets.

Monday, 11 June 2007

Forthcoming Business & Trade Fairs in Mumbai

In Mumbai, there is always something happening. there is enough activity to keep you on your toes. Have you ever heard a mumbaite complaining about boredom? You must be joking! Mumbaites are never bored. if you happen to be in Mumbai on those days of event, be sure to check out the boredom of mumbaite yourself.

Secure India is the first edition of the International Exhibition and Seminar on Security products, equipment and services designed for the protection of people and goods.This will be held on 11th July to 13th July 2007 at Nehru Centre.

It is Organized By
Wings Trade Fairs
No.1, 80 Ft Road, Indiranagar
Bangalore, Karnataka - 560 038 (India)
Phone: +(91)-(80)-25213606/25285999/25255057
Fax: +(91)-(80)-25282862


SME Expo Logistics 2007 is a platform for the SMEs to explore business opportunities and network with the stakeholders within and outside the logistics industry. It also provides them with an opportunity to get acquainted with the latest and most innovative products and services. This will be held on 16th august to 18th August 2007 at Nehru Centre.

it is Organized By INIS Enterprises Private Limited210, Atlanta Estate, Vitth Bhatti, Goregaon East
Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400 063 (India)
Phone: +(91)-(22)-28763111
Fax: +(91)-(22)-28765444


Introductions Trade Shows brings to you an opportunity to reach out to your target audience at a refined exhibition which will bring together 150 exhibitors under one roof with diverse range of Art & Design lifestyle products catering to the niche audience of Mumbai. It will offer a perfect blend of creativity and perfection, carved out by artists, craftsmen & designers from all over India & abroad. This will be held on 23th August to 26th August at World Trade Centre.

It is organized By Introductions Trade Shows
116, Morya Estate, New Link Road, Andheri (W)
Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400 053 (India)
Phone: +(91)-(22)-26733511/26733512/66950059/66950060
Fax: +(91)-(22)-6695 0061


The India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) offers a unique opportunity to view the brightest and best that the country has to offer. India's biggest jewelry show, it is fast emerging as one of the Asia's largest jewelry trade show also. This will take place on 30th August to 3rd September at Bombay Exhibition Centre.

It is organized By The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council5th Floor, Diamond Plaza, 391 A, Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg
Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400 004 (India)
Phone: +(91)-(22)-2389 4957/23802788/20532896
Fax: +(91)-(22)-23804958


Pen World is the most comprehensive International Trade Show on Writing Instruments & Allied Products. Pen World will be the best ever show spreading over 4 days which will bring together the entire country's rapidly growing Writing Instruments industry under one roof.This will be held on 31st August to 3rd September 2007 at Nehru Centre.

It is organized By Introductions Trade Shows
116, Morya Estate, New Link Road, Andheri (W)
Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400 053 (India)
Phone: +(91)-(22)-26733511/26733512/66950059/66950060
Fax: +(91)-(22)-6695 0061


Gifts India will be by far & away India's Largest Trade Show on Corporate & Personal Gifts & Premiums now in it's 13th YEAR. It is also the season's rightly placed & undoubtedly the most popular show year after year. For all related manufacturers and dealers, 'Gifts India' is the number one marketing vehicle for business in Indian & International Markets. This will be held on 31st August to 3rd september 2007 at Nehru centre.

It is organized By Introductions Trade Shows
116, Morya Estate, New Link Road, Andheri (W)
Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400 053 (India)
Phone: +(91)-(22)-26733511/26733512/66950059/66950060
Fax: +(91)-(22)-6695 0061


India International Stationery Products Trade Fair (IISOF 2007) will provide an unequaled opportunity to the manufacturers and dealers of Stationery and Supplies for Office & School, Social Stationery, Graphic arts materials, Writing Instruments & related products to introduce and promote their products and services to the entire business sector of the vast Indian & overseas Market, who will be visiting this mega event. This will be held on 31st August to 3rd September 2007 at Nehru Centre.

It is organized By Introductions Trade Shows
116, Morya Estate, New Link Road, Andheri (W)
Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400 053 (India)
Phone: +(91)-(22)-26733511/26733512/66950059/66950060
Fax: +(91)-(22)-6695 0061


India Oil & Gas Review Expo (IORS Expo) is focused particularly on new products and technology so far not introduced in the Petroleum industry. While other exhibitions in the same sector exhibit stalls of just contractors or service providers - IORS exhibition will highlight the Next-Gen equipment and technology - so essential for the growth.Tis will be held on 3rd September and 4th September at Hotel taj lands End.

It is organized By Oil Asia Journal529-532, Laxmi Plaza, 5th Floor, Laxmi Industrial Estate, New Link Road, Andheri (W)
Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400 053 (India)
Phone: +(91)-(22)-40504900
Fax: +(91)-(22)-26367676


India retail forum (IRF), is the most substantive intellectual & information exchange for the retail business in the Indian sub-continent. The forum is aimed at presenting the business of retail in the region to the global business audience, with the objective of inviting understanding on and investment in this massive marketplace.This will take place on 4th September to 6th September 2007 at The Renaissance, Powai.
It is organized By Images Multimedia Private Limited
S-21 Okhla Industrial Area, Phase - II
New Delhi, Delhi - 110 020 (India)
Phone: +(91)-(11)-40525000
Fax: +(91)-(11)-40525001


Furniture & Furnishings Fair will form the complete picture of products required for designing home exteriors & interiors. Leading companies will be showcasing a variety of products such as furniture, furnishings, bed linen, floorings, tiles, modular kitchens, premium bathroom fittings, extravagant lighting & its accessories. This will take place on 6th September to 10th September 2007 at Nehru Centre.

It is organized By Introductions Trade Shows
116, Morya Estate, New Link Road, Andheri (W)
Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400 053 (India)
Phone: +(91)-(22)-26733511/26733512/66950059/66950060
Fax: +(91)-(22)-6695 0061


The name "Bombay" was derived from 'Bom Bahia' (The Good Bay),

.... a name given by Portuguese sailor Francis Almeida, in 1508 ....“Bounce back Mumbai” it is called by the locals, it is a city that has been through a lot in the recent past – floods, bomb blasts, riots – and come out stronger each time.

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