Having cultural sensitivity is very important. When I first ventured into Durga puja I was completely taken aback by the non-vegetarian dishes being served near the Pandal. But now I love every time there is Durga puja pandal in Powai. Chhath Puja is something I don’t know more about, but as per Wikipedia it’s an […]
Every year Chhath Puja is celebrated at Powai Lake. Lot of people from the South are not aware of this festival. Here is a video of the celebration at Powai Lake. Chhath is a Hindu festival celebrated each year by the people very eagerly. This is very antique festival of the Hindu religion dedicated to […]
The Powai Bengali Welfare Association’s Durga Puja pandal is one of the largest pandal in Mumbai attracting over 10 lakh visitors each year. This year the association has come up with an innovative theme replicating Vivekananda Rock Memorial of Kanyakumari spanning over 100 feet high. The pandal will see R D Burman’s original […]
Mumbai will be waking up this October to a new innings! Hosting Durga Puja in the Financial Capital of India has had been a regular affair but this time around at every turn of the road there will be new hope, ushered by the Spandan Powai Sharadotsav.The committee has taken up this year’s theme […]
Navratri is a festival dedicated to the worship Of a Hindu deity Shakti, The word Navratri means nine nights in Sanskrit, have meaning nine and Ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten nine forms Of Shakti/Devi are worshipped People from all walks Of life come together and are engrossed in the sounds of […]
Every gift bought from SAKHI is your wish for someone’s happiness!Give, celebrate, surprise and share…….any day of the year with SAKHI! Coming Festive season, SAKHI brings plethora of Indian Gifts to Powai. SAKHI is an endeavor by a group of friends who work to uplift some of their state women artisans to create and […]
15th April 2015 heralded the beginning of the new year in the Bengali calendar. The year 1422. Bengalis around the world celebrate this day as ‘Poila Boishakh’, greeting one another with “Shubho Naba Borsho”, the Bengali version of “Happy New Year”. Spandan Foundation, with its strong community of members, celebrated the advent of the New […]
To mark the beginning of the festive season and celebrate the spirit of Christmas, Vivero Powai organized a grand Christmas Fete. Parents and children came in hordes to try their hand at different activities, gorge on the yummy food and play fun games. The toy train and the bouncee castle were flocked by children, while […]
Residents of Panch Smruti welcomed Santa Claus in their complex with great enthusiasm Santa distributed distribute Sweets, Chocolates and specially Gifts for the kids. The evening was fun and joy..Children even performed to show their talents. They sang, dance, recite poems etc and entertained the crowd. Santa Claus wishes good luck and health to everyone […]
By Tanya Satish It is the right season to simply get outdoors and discover biodiversity says Elsie Gabriel founder of Young Environmentalists NGO of Powai, who is a photographer, scuba diver, excellent cook, world travel writer and blogger, artist, environmentalist and now author. Elsie has authored an innovative book called Get Out Get Going Outdoors! […]
I am attaching below a few pics from the Dog fair held in Powai on 12 Jan 2014. There were tonnes of Enthusiastic pet owners participating. Activities : Musical chairs, Dog pageant, Puppy adoption stall Stalls: IDA (In defence of animals), Dogs & More magazine, Pedigree to name a few Location : Eden Park
By Elsie Gabriel Nisha is also known to be a strong green activists and propagates that as far as possible make your own idol and help sustain planet earth. says Nisha during her visit to the Young Environmentalists to make her own Ganesha idol, Later in the afternoon, Nisha presented the eco friendly Ganesha idol […]
by – Zubin Daver Each one of us has at some point of time littered, spat, or has done something that has in some way harmed the very environment we live in, and after doing this have also complained about how dirty the place is, a fact which cannot be denied. Celebrating festivals to name a […]
Pictures taken on the 1st Day
Even as the city ends it’s celebrations of the Ganeshotsav
The mood at the Visarjan Ghat today is palpitating, throbbing with energy,devotion and faith. The volunteers and the police are working hand to hand is cordoning and ensuring that the traffic movement and the visarjan procession moves as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Here I catch up with Suman Basu for a short interview to […]
Here are some pictures of Dahi-Handi festival
Here is a short interview with volunteers of the NGO “Ranphul”. They deliver in mumbai, and even come to your house to custom design “rangoli” and decorations. To order eco ganesha’s , contact this NGO called “Ranphulll” means “Wild flower. It provides employment and sustenance to women. email is email@example.com Tel: 9967154267 Name Sujata Chouwdhary.
With just a month and a half away from the city’s most celebrated Ganesha festival, the NGO Young Environmentalists Programme trust is taking no chances in leaving any stones
Yesterday was Anando Mela at the Sarvjanin Durgotsav 2011
Here are is a brief video, where I talk to the Shree Ayappa Temple management, they talk about mythology behind Onam and also how Shree Ayappa Temple came in to being at Powai .
The pictures are coming late, as I couldn’t capture the dahi handi utsav at Hiranandani Gardens, as i was busy, but I found a Facebook friend had posted some good pictures.
Naga Panchami was celebrated with religious fervor at Panch Kutir’s Sri Mahashesha Rundamalini temple (Survarna Temple), located at Powai, on Sunday August 04 2011.
Mrs Chaitali Gupta is one of the pioneers in advocating the use of Eco-Ganpati made out of Clay, She has through her NGO Ankan, trained 100″s of underpriviledged woman skills which has made these woman self reliant. She held a workshop at Powai Lake where she taught us how to make a Eco-friendly Ganpati with clay […]
The Powai Sindhi Association Celebrated Lohri at Norita grounds in Hiranandani Powai. There was free food coupons given out, the food was delicious Sindhi Style with Aloo tikki with Chana, Somosa Chat, Gulab Jamun, Dahi Vade and Coffee. Powai Sindhi as well non Sindhi’s turned out in large number. Lohri, is celebrated every year on […]
By Elsie Gabriel “Chhath Puja”, the biggest festival of the Poorvanchali was celebrated on Friday with traditional enthusiasm and fervour as the devotees prepare to go to Powai lake to offer prayers to the setting sun in the evening. A main festival in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand, Chhath denotes the number six and thus […]
Noise pollution is one of the emerging threats to health in modern era. The ill effects of acute and chronic exposure to loud noise are well known to doctors and scientists but the ordinary citizen in India is largely ignorant about it.
Celebrity singer had a blast at the Hiranandani dandiya at Powai on the 13th of October. Just having returned from the CWG performance did not deter him from performing, and dancing and sending the crowds crazy with his “Chappa Chappa Chale” number!
Don’t miss the exciting cultural programme at the 2010 Durga Puja in Powai. Here’s a list of what’s happening and when.
The Powai hills are calling one and all for the Tiranga Dandiya at the BMC grounds near the new Hiranandnai School Powai! The first day 8th October was rocking with minsiter Naseem khan, MD of Hiranandani group and Dr Anjali Darade ,Madhuri Singh,Roy Mani as well as our very own actor Mukesh Rishi taking to […]