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September 1, 2019

The famous horse driven Victoria carriages which operated in Mumbai before it was banned in 2015 (citing animal cruelty) are back with a new avatar.

Yes, they are back as battery operated e-buggies.

The service has started from 1st of Sept & people can take leisurely rides across the South Mumbai's iconic buildings and relive the colonial charm.

In phase 1, these will be operating from Gate of India, Ballard Estate, Nariman Point & CSTM.

Victoria were quite prominent mode of transportation in 1890s & has always been associated with this city. There is also a famous hindi movie with the name Victoria no. 203 released in 1972. 

August 29, 2019

Jainism is an ancient religion originated in India with no confirmed start date as it is considered eternal with no start point & will have no end point. However, it was Lord Mahavir, who reformed the traditions & brought a formal structure to the religion. He was born in the year 600 BC & is considered the most influential amongst the 24 Thirthankars (Jain Gods).  The first amongst 24 Thirthankars was Rushabdev (also known as Adinath), thought to have existed 85,000 years back. Lord Mahavir was the 24th & last Thirthankars & was preceded by the 23rd Thirthankar i.e. Lord Parshwanath.

All 24 Thirthankars are conquerors of Karma & Passions. They destroyed their inner enemies like anger, pride, deception & greed. They are free...

August 27, 2019

England were 0-1 down & dismissed for 67 in the 1st innings of this Test.

Last day it was a miracle of an innings by Ben Stokes that lead England to victory by just one wicket. 

Ben Stokes has become a national hero after having won for England in the final of the World Cup & again here in this Test match.

Watch the quick highlights of very thrilling Day 4 of this Test match & enjoy the batting spectacle from the superstar Ben Stokes. 

August 25, 2019

Maharashtra Governor in 2016, out of curiosity, decided to break a brick wall at Raj Bhavan & to everyone's surprise an old bunker with tunnels and tiny rooms was found.

The discovered bunker was then cleaned, restored & developed & has been decided to be opened up as public museum from October onward this year.

The museum will be aimed to orient visitors of Mumbai's maritime military history.

August 21, 2019

Visit ImpactGuru.com . A platform that provides crowdfunding solution.

Crowdfunding - A process of raising funding online.

You can raise request for funding for various categories such as Medical, NGO, Personal & Creative Ideas.

This is a India based company 

August 18, 2019

A common business phrase which means thinking original, creative, beyond what is conventional.

How you can think out of the box?

Have no constraints, meaning do not box your thoughts, just allow it to come out howsoever silly.  

August 8, 2019

There are 4 existences that a soul gets transferred to - Human being, Heavenly being (Dev/Devis), Tiryanch being (Bird, Animal, Plant etc.) & Infernal being (Hell).

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Only human form enables a soul attain Mokha - Salvation from repetitive cycle of birth & death.

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There is a long queue before a soul attains human form hence it is advised to either work towards building Good Karma or renounce worldly pleasure & take path towards Mokha.

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Building of Good Karma ensures that a soul can quickly get human form after this life & with all necessary comforts so that he can continue working towards its goal of attaining salvation. 

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Working towards salvation means ensuring lesser & lesser Karma accumulation either good or bad. &...

August 4, 2019

A 2 year event, started on 1st Aug 2019 with Ashes series.

Participating Teams - India, England, Australia, Pakistan, South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka. 

Each team to play 6 other nations (3 home series & 3 away series) in either 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 Test match series.

Any matches against teams (Ireland, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe) who are outside of the above 9 teams will not be considered a part of WTC.

72 Test matches across 27 bilateral series will be played as part of this WTC with final to be played at Lord's in June 2021. 

As part of this initiative, players will sport number & name behind their white jerseys as part of ICC program to connect with fans.

July 29, 2019

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Add a ~ symbol before a word to get its synonyms in the result. e.g. "basketball ~lessons"

To search for a specific keyword within a site use site specific search e.g. "site:economictimes.indiatimes.com CWC 2019"

June 24, 2019

1. Mumbai Trans Harbour Link

22 km bridge connecting Sewri to Panvel in 25 minutes instead of 2 hours today. Sewri to see increased impact in real estate. Completion date - End of 2023. This bridge will further connect Bandra Worli Sea Link through a 4.5 km bridge. 

2. Coastal Road

29.9 km road between South Mumbai and Kandivali. To reduce travel time by 70%. Nariman point to Bandra stretch to complete by 2022. Real estate of Bandra, Worli and Kandivali to see a rise.

3. Metro

Line 2A - Dahisar to DN Nagar; Line 7 - Dahisar East to Andheri East; Line 3 - SEEPZ to BKC

These will complete by 2021.

Wadala Ghatkopar Mulund Thane to Kasarvadavali - expected to complete by 2024.


 

June 13, 2019

National average of dining out is 6.6 times per month (includes dining in restaurant, grab food on the go or get a meal delivered)

Singapore is 30 times, Bangkok is 45 times & Shanghai is 60 times in a month.

Mumbai numbers at 4.2 while Delhi is at 6 times per month.

Mumbai prefers South Indian food over North Indian food.

Delhi prefers North Indian food during dining. Its more than 50% of times.

Among International cuisines, Mumbai prefers Italian (33%) & Chinese (29%).

Bengaluru prefers North Indian food & Biryani over South Indian food while dining out.

On average, India spends 2500 per month, Mumbai spends 2890 while Delhi spends 1381 per month.

Nationally, Sundays continue to be the preferred day followed by Wednesday

Overall food preferences w...

June 12, 2019

Likely to start in October 2019. 

Will connect Mandwa, Thane & Belapur with South Mumbai in 30 minutes.

Will also connect Airoli, Nerul, Vashi, JNPT, Karanja, Kanhojee Angre & Panvel airport with South Mumbai.

The cost for one way travel will be around 550 rupees as these will be treated like Taxis. 

Currently it takes 1.5 hours between Belapur and Fort by road taxi.

Cost of one speed boat is 7 crores. 5 speed boats are being procured. 

RoRo services (Roll on Roll off) - A passenger ship which can carry cars & buses in them will also be starting soon.

This will currently start between Alibaug and South Mumbai & cut the travel time to just 45 minutes thus reducing fuel on the road.

This will also connect Nerul, Panvel airport & Belapur Jetties with...

June 8, 2019

Here is the simple procedure & all you wanted to know about applying for UK VISA this Cricket World Cup season.

Step 1:

Fill application form. Visit https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa/apply

Step 2:

Click "Apply Now" button "Apply from outside the UK online

Step 3:

After few questions application will ask you to register your email ID and create a password for your application

Step 4:

Choose "Standard Visitor Visa" which has a validity of 6 months if you are planning to visit UK for World Cup.

Step 5:

Fill application form & submit.

Step 6

You will be directed to payment screen. Pay 8990 VISA fee.

Step 7:

The next screen will request you to download a check list document. Do that.

Step 8:

An email will come to you with a link to VFS global site to boo...

May 25, 2019

A rage in Mumbai these days especially in Social nights, Kizomba is a dance & music form which originated in Angola in Africa.

Its a close hold partner dance, slow & sensual. The music has a romantic flow. 

It usually takes 4 classes of 2 hours each to learn this form of dance.

The workshops and classes are usually held in Bandra during weekends by leading Kizomba experts.

There are also Kizomba festivals held across the world to celebrate this dance form.

Following are 3 basic steps for an idea. 

Basic 1 - In place tap (left & right) - 8 times

Basic 2 - Side ways (left foot to the side joined by right foot & vice versa)

Basic 3 - Left foot forward, right foot forward and join

May 25, 2019

Major reason for the cause of fire at homes or commercial complex is due to short circuit in air conditioners.

What is short circuit - When two wires from power source get connected directly or if there is a lack of resistance within the circuit of electrical devices, it leads to extreme heat resulting in explosion & fire. 

Air conditioners are prone to short circuits and the resultant fire catches the wooden furniture, coir mattresses or cotton curtains leading to a massive spread at home or commercial centers. 

To avoid any incidents, follow the below steps

1. Service the air conditioner regularly (once every 6 months).

2. Replace old air conditioners. 

3. Do not overload it, use it judiciously. 

4. Keep the internal component free from wat...

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