Fill Your Hearts With Pride And Patriotism On This Republic Day

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Description : Our democracy has helped every man and woman claim right for employment, food and shelter. The very reason democracy is working successfully in a nation as large as ours is because of our constitution. This republic day, celebrate the spirit of freedom and equality and pay respects to the people who made it happen.

Lip smacking Food Of The Week : Ragda Pattic

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Ragda Pattice

Ragda Pattice | Image Resource : blogpost.com

Summarization : Ragda is a common street food sold in the streets of Mumbai. It is made from white peas which is soaked overnight and ground into a paste. Various spices like turmeric and chilli are added for taste and tamarind is added for extra tanginess. It is then rolled into patties and served with green and red chutneys.

Travel thought of the day – Hilaire Belloc

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Travel Thought

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This quote by Hilaire Belloc has always struck a chord with me. As a marketing professional I have hectic days which are counter – productive and depressing. Travelling has always helped me unwind after a long weekend and provided relaxation in the process and gets me energetic for the following week.

Wish you Happy New Year

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Happy New Year

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Almost always I find myself looking forward to a new year because the mystery of what it has in store keeps me working harder. With every year we become more mature, learn new things and make resolutions to be better with all the experiences of the past guiding us. Wish a Happy New Year to all of you.

Wish you a Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas

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With a bag full of gifts and presents, Santa is on his way! It’s that time of the year when we all decorate our homes with Christmas tree and lightnings, and wait for the Santaclaus to pay us a visit. Yes, it’s Christmas season. Wish you all a merry Christmas with tons of love and blessings from the deep bottom of my heart.

In The Mesmerizing Land Of Bollywood: The Acting Classes In Mumbai Bloom!

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In The Mesmerizing Land Of Bollywood: The Acting Classes In Mumbai Bloom!

Hey I am Savar Pandey from Kanpur and I have a job which I love. Being a Marketing professional, I have to travel around. But the moment I feel that it is getting monotonous, I start travelling to different places. The food I get to eat and the various locales are simply wonderful and give me a great feeling.

Of late I have been getting a lot of travel assignments to Mumbai and I often go there for a number of days or weeks. The last time I went to this Bollywood capital, a number of my clients were very much into Bollywood and some even attended acting classes. There was this client who gave me an intense talk, about Acting classes in Mumbai, and it is one activity that helps a person escape from the tensions of life and makes life more progressive and interesting. To top it, this can even blossom into a very lucrative career as directors are always on the lookout for fresh faces and talent.

Acting classes in Mumbai

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Discovering The Actor In Me Through: The Acting Classes In Mumbai

Taking his advice seriously I went to several acting classes just to check out how things work there and what my chances of joining some of them are. The first was Anupam Kher’s-Actor Prepares. Though there was a three-month course, I found that there were weekend, short courses and diploma and even part-time courses. Even a customized workshop was available with easy timings, lunch and break-fast availability.

Anupam Kher’s-Actor Prepares

Anupam Kher’s-Actor Prepares | Image Resource : actorprepares.net

Another place which I have been hearing a lot and that has been around since ages is the Kishore Namit Kapoor acting school. His 6 months course seems full of promise as he promises to fill in lots, as much as 5 year of training into these 6 months. This is one of the acting classes in Mumbai where, after an interactive curriculum he also promises to put up the profile of the actors on the website. Anupam Kher’s-Actor Prepares.

Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting School

Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting School | Image Resource : oorvazifilmeducation.wordpress.com

Kishore Namit Kapoor posing with his Students

Kishore Namit Kapoor posing with his Students | Image Resource : oorvazifilmeducation.wordpress.com

All these classes I discovered needed dedicated hours which I did hope, I would be able to give soon, when I may take a break for a year or six months.

Elephanta Caves – A Visit to Ancient Wonders of Architecture

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My trip to Mumbai had been spectacular so far. I had been to many good places and after the last trip to Gateway of India, the next place which I decided to visit was one of the heritage sites located near Mumbai known as the Elephanta Caves. The caves are near to the city and are quite similar to the Ajanta and Ellora caves. They give an idea about the past artistic culture and comprises of Hindu and Buddhist rock arts.

Ferry to Elephanta Island from Gateway of India

Ferry to Elephanta Island from Gateway of India | Image Resource : photonicyatra.com

The caves are dedicated to lord Shiva. It is still debated as to who built these caves. The locales still revere these caves and it has become a huge tourist spot. Some of the historian and academics believe that it was built by Pulekesin II of the Chalukya dynasty as only a mighty kingdom like his could have built a structural marvel like this.

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Elephanta Caves | Image Resource : edge.ixigo.com

The caves are spread across an area of 60000 square feet and and are seven in number. They date back as old as 600 AD. The first cave is one of the most impressive which is known for its exquisite and popular sculptures. The caves are dedicated to both Hindu Gods and Buddhist religion. The main cave inside has a famous Lord Shiva shrine with an idol of Shiva full 0f splendour and magnificence.

Popular sculpture at Elephanta Caves

Popular sculpture at Elephanta Caves | Image Resource : bhavyaholidays.com

The Elephanta caves are a UNESCO heritage site and surely one of the gems of Mumbai. There are a large number of tourists everyday who comes to witness these ancient architectural wonders. In a city like Mumbai, a place like Elephanta which is away from the loud noises and chaos of the city is very important. The various sculptures of Hindu deities in intricate art mesmerises every visitor of Elephanta caves.

Shiva Linga shrine and Dvarapalas at door entry

Shiva Linga shrine and Dvarapalas at door entry | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

The place provides many good locations for doing photography. a place like this is a must visit for everyone who visits Mumbai. Once I was done with the visit to Elephanta Caves, I headed back for my hotel for having dinner and spend the night. The hotel which I had booked for my stay was Hotel Golden Toff Resort Mumbai.

Bandraworli Sea Link – A Wonder of Modern Day Infrastructure

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After another comfortable and luxurious night spent at the Golden Toff resort in Mumbai, I was ready for another day’s adventure in the city of Dreams, Mumbai. The first place which I decided to visit the following day was one of the modern infrastructure wonder of Mumbai known as the Bandra Worli Sea Link. The Sea link as the name suggests connects the western suburb of Bandra with Worli in South Mumbai. The link not only shortens the travel of the commuters between these two regions but also gives a stunning view of the sea.

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Toll Gates Bandra Worli Sea Link | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

This sea link gives an idea of the genius of modern day infrastructure projects. I was simply awe struck by this amazing sea link created over the mighty and vast expanse of sea water. It was stunning to look around while at the middle of the BandraWorli Sea link. While walking around, I could see many people who have come to take a stroll at the sea link with their families and some alone.

The place is not an important road for the Mumbai people but it has also become a famous tourist spot now. If you want to capture the stunning views of Arabian Sea then a visit to BandraWorli Sea link is must. I think this place should be in the itinerary of everyone who comes to visit Mumbai.

Night view of Bandraworli Sea Link

Night view of Bandraworli Sea Link Mumbai | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

I enjoyed every moment which I had spent at the BandraWorli Sea Link. There were selfies and photography going all around. The place it is said looks even more stunning at the sunset. One can experience the might and vastness of sea with a visit to BandraWorli Sea Link. Infrastructure projects like this should be there for all the seaside cities of the country.

Once I was done with the visit to the Bandra Worli Sea link, I headed for my next place of visit which was the Mount Mary Church at Bandra. The church is one of the oldest and most renowned places of worship in the city. It is also one of those places of worship which is visited by people of all religions.

Destination of the Week : ITC Maratha Mumbai

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itc-maratha-mumbaiItc Maratha Mumbai | Image Resource : flickr.com

ITC Maratha Mumbai : The ITC chain of hotels has always maintained a reputation for having elegant and classy rooms with excellent services. The ITC Maratha in Mumbai is no different and building is built in the style of Roman architecture. The free breakfast buffet compromises of continental food like hash, eggs and waffles and Indian options like Dosa and more.

Travel Thought Of The Day : Gustave Flaubert

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It is true as they say how insignificant we all are. The beautiful places all over the globe should be experienced because it is a very humbling experience. We realize that there is so much more than what worries or troubles us today. To travel is to experience a life that we did not know existed!