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 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.

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 17, 2019

We see tall & well built models who fashion but maximum consumers of clothing lines are regular people. Hence it is imperative that a model too is a regular city boy. Keeping this in mind, myself (Kunal Momaya, Mobile - 9769158249), the author of this blog decided to explore fashion & the Mumbai city landscape & merge them to present you #FashionsbyRegular !!! 

Here I present you the exclusive current fashion trends happening in this Megapolis, the City of Dreams, the Mayanagri of India, Mumbai. 

Fashion 1:- White t-shirt with a men's shrug. White t-shirts are quite cool & in demand this summer. Shrugs are the most latest 'over the t-shirt & open' thing these days. 

Fashion 2:- 'Jeans like trousers but not jeans' over t-...

March 18, 2019

Fest that brings YouTube's biggest stars to live stage in your city. 

To be held on 30th March 2019 at Jio Garden, BKC, Mumbai.

From singers to comedians, to influencers and dance troops,

Ashish Chanchalani, Amanda Cerny, Bhuvan Bam, Girliyapa, Sanam, Lilly Singh, MJ5, Mostly sane, Melvin Louis and more big names from the YouTube world. 

Huge ticket demand for this 4 year old fest. 

Tickets - Free

March 14, 2019

Bombay Times announced the best nightlife awards 2019 for Mumbai recently.:

WINNERS

Best Bar

1. SoBo - Toit Brewery

2. Suburbs - House of Nomad

3. Thane - MH04, The Drunk Yard

Best Bar for Ambiance

1. SoBo - Flea Bazaar Cafe

2. Suburbs - Bar Bank

Best Bar for Gigs

1. SoBo - The Quarter

2. Suburbs - Khar Social

Best Clubs

1. SoBo - Kitty Su

2. Suburbs - XXO

Best Lounge Bar

1. SoBo - Asilo

2. Suburbs - China House Lounge

March 14, 2019

Bombay Times announced the best food awards for Mumbai recently

WINNERS 

Best Vegetarian

1. SoBo - Swati Snacks

2. Suburbs - Sequel Bistro & Juice Bar

Best South Indian

1. SoBo - South High Restaurant & Bar

2. Suburbs - Dakshin Coastal, Cafe Madras

Best Gujarati

1. Shree Thakker Bhojanalay

Best 24 hour dining

1. SoBo - Seven Kitchens

2. Suburbs - Tiqri

Best Chinese

1. SoBo - Golden dragon

2. Suburbs - Yauatcha 

January 18, 2019

To be inaugurated on 19th Jan 2019 by PM Narendra Modi. 

Location - Gulshan Mahal, off Peddar road.

The museum will take visitors to an absorbing journey of over a century of Indian cinema.

India's 1st movie (silent) by DadaSaheb Phalke - Raja Harishchanda, 1913

India's 1st movie (sound) by Ardeshir Irani - Alam ara, 1931.

See equipment like below - 

1. Cameras

2. Recording machines

3. Projectors

4. Posters of old movie

5. Bollywood artifacts

6. Star biographies

7. Scroll of pictures

8. Magic lantern

Gulshan Mahal - 19th century heritage bungalow (Victorian neo-Gothic).

Another section of this museum is at the nearby NMIC building which will have the following:-

1. Interactive displays

2. Mobile exhibitions

3. 3D compatible theatres

4. 7.1 surround sound 

Hous...

October 31, 2018

Autumn Bistro & Bar in Andheri is a fun hangout spot if you want to have a chill evening.

They have live sufi music performances.

They have Bollywood and western pop nights too. 

The Bistro also have the signature Ginger Roger cocktails. 

On Sunday, they have pet friendly brunches.

The Autumn Bar and Bistro is located at New Link Road, Veera Desai road. 

October 19, 2018

Do something exciting this weekend with your friends.

Move over clubs and have a scenic and serene day.

Travel Trikon offers a sailing trip for you and your friends.

The starting point is Gateway of India and will cover famous landmarks.

Carry water bottles and sunglasses. 

Cost is 1,250 rupees, which includes transfer of boats. 

http://www.traveltrikon.com/trip/weekend-sunset-sailing-at-gateway-mumbai

October 12, 2018

On Wednesday, after 20 years a gallery has opened in Malabar Hills, which is 4000 sq feet wide. 

The deck stands above 290m above sea level.and has telescopes and binoculars to get a proper view of Marine Drive.

The Cafe Nazi used to operate on the space but BMC has decided to open the space for public. 

The renovation cost BMC a total of 8 crores.

There are two other attractions restored too- a Bandstand garden and Purbhudas Kothari Pyau. 

October 1, 2018

It is World Architecture day today! Here are some of the Mumbai's finest architectural beauties. 

1. Bandra worli Sea link

2. Asiatic Society Library

 3. Ranwar

 4. Eros theatre

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