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Mere Dost – Available in Mumbai Only!

By |July 24th, 2014|

Mumbai has several categories of friends : home friends (the people we grew up around), school friends, college friends, work friends and of course ‘train & bus friends’

Mumbaikars do not need a reason to strike up a conversation with anyone in the next seat, share your life with them, spill out all your deepest […]

Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan_Jahnavi Pal

By |July 19th, 2014|

I just returned from a friend’s place. We had a long mid- afternoon chat during which she offered me tea. Her domestic help Raju was summoned and was asked to get us some tea and light refreshment. We continued to chat and soon an appetizing aroma filled the room. And no sooner Raju walked […]

Filter – The Store_Ajoy Advani

By |July 11th, 2014|

Tucked away in the narrow lanes of the Kala Ghoda art district in Fort, Filter is a retail space that houses the carefully selected works of illustrators, photographers, graphic designers and innovators. The products range from one-off pieces of furniture, framed limited-edition prints and stationery to t-shirts, posters and collectors’ paraphernalia. Besides these collections, […]

Signature Box_Girish Kalra_Thoda Adjust Kar Lo!

By |July 11th, 2014|

Aamchi Mumbai – A city that props up many different connotations for different people. A city that never sleeps, the Spirit of Mumbai, Never say die, City of dreams, Bollywood dreams – the list can go on.

Having stayed in this city since childhood, there is one phrase that has caught my attention regularly – […]

Rising Star_Sheena Chohan

By |June 29th, 2014|

Sheena Chohan is an Indian Actress, a renowned model with a theatre and performing art background.
This stunning beauty hails from cultural city of Kolkata and has won the coveted Lakme Miss Kolkata Title. She also won Cinderella Beauty and Talent- Kolkata. This was her start to stardom and since then the graph has been […]

Fab Walls By Sajavat

By |June 29th, 2014|

Sajavat has been a renowned name in the wallpaper industry since four decades. Mr. Shabbir .E. Lokhandwala started this journey way back in 1970 with a small retail shop. Initially for the first few years he focused on selling and fixing Indian wallpapers and vinyl floorings along with his father’s hardware business.

His urge to […]

Mumbai Heroes_Wheels That Heal!

By |June 27th, 2014|

I spotted her again, on the cross roads of  Lokhandwala at Andheri, frantically chasing away the crows that pecked at the wounds of the whining puppy. Yesterday she was there, at the same place bandaging the wounds of this little brown furry creature and trying to force a medicine down its gullet. Like most […]

Games Little People Play!

By |June 27th, 2014|

Back home, to Mumbai after a long work week of meetings and more meetings and a delayed flight which circled around Mumbai for a couple of times before landing. Followed by a long wait at the luggage belt for my bags and then beating the longer queue to grab a cab is a “been […]

Martial Arts Cocktail Anyone? – Somesh Kamra

By |June 6th, 2014|

Combine Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, Kick Boxing, Wrestling, Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, Sambo, and Judo…with a pleasing personality, n Voila! You get a perfect concoction of fitness, toughness, and good looks or in two words SOMESH KAMRA!
A perfect Mixed Martial Arts cocktail! Don’t get what we say?? Read on…

Now that’s quite a bhaari […]

  • On top of the hill at 17000 ft with Ketan, Kalpak and Biprashish. Stok Kangri looms large behind us (Debolin Sen second from right in bright yellow!)
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    Mumbai Heroes_Debolin Sen_An Affair with Stok Kangri (Part I)

Mumbai Heroes_Debolin Sen_An Affair with Stok Kangri (Part I)

By |June 6th, 2014|

“Ok. Debolin. It’s time for you to pack your bags, head to Stok Village and the hotel in Leh. I’ll be sending a porter with you. Be safe and await our return. We won’t be longer than tomorrow evening”. “But I’ve just reached Base Camp. It’s hardly been half an hour. I can’t go […]