Mumbai Heroes_ S for Samaritans

By |January 24th, 2015|

You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give. This is the mantra behind the motivation of a group of friends hailing from a building complex in Lokhandwala, Mumbai.
The idea to start a school sprung to life after Mr. Patrick, a philanthropist himself, spoke to these […]

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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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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 […]

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 […]

  • 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 […]

Main MERA Hero!

By |May 23rd, 2014|

Mumbai …a city of rapes!? No ways! Mumbai is a city of dreams, and not nightmares!! Whether you are a local or a migrant, everyone has or comes here with their “sapna”. We go about waking up early and getting to our schools, colleges, offices like there is no tomorrow with our own bag […]

Mumbai Heroes_ Jenny “Braveheart” Singh

By |May 16th, 2014|

It was just another work day for me and while getting ready for work i was browsing through Facebook and came across a few obscene images shown on the “Kaaba” on Facebook which as we all know took Facebook as a storm. I at once told my mum about it as I knew this […]

Mumbai Heroes – Silver Lining!

By |May 7th, 2014|

This city has taken what I had …my pride but returned to me something I had lost…respect for life.
My love for bikes had compelled me to take a joy ride on a junior’s bike.   Negligence of the municipal authorities coupled with my overconfidence made me lose control of the machine and sent me flying […]