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OCOW Diarist Contest Winner_Swati Iyer_My Mumbai Hero

By |January 23rd, 2015|

OCOW Diarist Contest Winner

Ask any Mumbaikar who they think is ‘Mumbaicha hero’, and they’ll probably name names like Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bacchhan, Aishwarya Rai or someone equally rich and/or famous.
But not me, nuh-uh!
To me, Mumbaicha hero embodies the very spirit of Mumbai. A hero is anyone who is brave, tenacious and a talented multi-tasker. […]

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OCOW Diarist Contest Winner_Sujata Das_Rebranding Mumbai

By |January 23rd, 2015|

OCOW Diarist Contest Winner

Rebranding Mumbai as a Hotter Destination!

Mumbai ‘A city of dreams’, ‘A city that never sleeps’, ‘The maximum city’…there are many epitaphs for this quintessential buzzling city, where dreams of many who have the vision and the determination are turned into realty. People from all walks of life come here to be […]

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    OCOWDiarist Contest Winner_Smita Manyar_Top 5 Reasons to Live in Mumbai

OCOWDiarist Contest Winner_Smita Manyar_Top 5 Reasons to Live in Mumbai

By |January 23rd, 2015|

OCOW Diarist Contest Winner

Seriously? Only 5! Actually one reason is enough. It is Mumbai. And it’s all in that one word. Multicultural, Uber cool, Mysterious, Bambaiya, Arrogant, Indigenous.
So let me explain:

Multicultural: Self-explanatory, yet…be whatever caste, religion or culture you come from, here it’s all integrated together, like the cogs of wheel that are different […]

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A Gastronomical Affair with The Bohri Kitchen

By |January 15th, 2015|

What happens when a family dreams!? And then what happens when all join hands and strive to achieve that dream!!? Sheer Magic!
Each family is special and we are about to share with you a Mumbai Dream that the Kapadias dreamt and turned to reality!
There is nothing more enduring than a home cooked meal or […]

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All I Want For Christmas…

By |December 22nd, 2014|

So my favourite time of the year is here… there’s something about Christmas being around the corner that leaves me smiling and ridiculously happy, all the time. I harbour the feeling of crossing over into another world, where there could possibly be snow falling outside the frosted-up windows, chestnuts roasting over an open fire […]

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Cool Riders

By |December 2nd, 2014|

Vrrrooom! Vrrrooooommm!
Turn your head towards the Cool Riders, that you may spot passing you by. No, they are not shooting any action flick with bikes…these guys are here to machao dhoom of another kind!!

We met 3 young mysterious men on bikes who set out on a “Wyld Voyage” every weekend and get back to […]

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TRUE BREW

By |September 12th, 2014|

You’re bound to get a bit curious when an eatery and pub brewery calls itself Brewbot and opens in the fairly saturated suburb of Andheri West. Armed with curiosity and hunger, we marched into Brewbot for a dekho of this newly opened micro brewery.

As soon as you enter, you know that something good is […]

One.More.Bite_Zahra Thakur

By |September 12th, 2014|

Indians can never fall short of a celebration; we all know that for a fact. No matter what the occasion is, meetha toh banta hai boss!  Not only children but people of all age groups are seen in long queues, hovering with plates in hand at the sweet counter during weddings and celebrations. Along […]

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    Mumbai Locals – A Way of Life – By OCOW Reader – Leeba Thomas

Mumbai Locals – A Way of Life – By OCOW Reader – Leeba Thomas

By |August 8th, 2014|

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Rushing and pushing along the busy bridge over the station,poking our elbows into every possible flab around us, we made it to the overtly populated railway station. Scanning the train schedules on the indicator,she, my friend, yelled out to me a platform number. I was making my way through the crowd, trying to […]

Learn while you Earn_Mumbai Heroes!

By |July 24th, 2014|

The clock strikes 6 pm.  Most of us will pick our bags, lunch boxes and almost in flurry run out of office. The ones who still can’t call it a day at work, will take a short break from their busy work schedule.  But parallel to all these scenes, there is a very different […]