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Powai Flash mob memories

By Anuradha W. Ramachandran At my age, I don’t get invited to many exciting events. Being a mother of two boys is a nonstop roller-coaster ride, some would say! While I love my kids, I need to maintain my sanity and repair my frayed nerves. I do that by seeking succour at parties with friends or […]

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Hangouts @ Hiranandani

Well this is a small list of Hot Spots that I discovered during my days in Hiranandani…First things first, this is not a food review article, hence please don’t take my word for any restaurant or food item as final unless you’ve tasted it yourself and have the same sentiments. As you all know that […]

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Practical tips for aggrieved Flat Owners fighting corrupt Hsg Soc Managing Committee

Sometimes, the battle against corruption begins at our doorstep. Corruption is not confined to the government; abuse of authority is rampant even in civil society bodies such as cooperative housing societies. Accountability, transparency and fair play is often missing in Lions and Rotary Clubs, cricket and badminton clubs, chambers of commerce, trade associations, NGOs, cooperative […]

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A Sunday Smile: Birds in Powai

Today Powai resident Retired Commander Sanjeev Saikia shares with us one of the simple pleasure of his life here in Powai — the birds who visit his house. He says: We all are so busy with our day to day life in Powai, that we hardly get any time to enjoy the small gifts of […]

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Powai-then and now

They described it at as a leafy and peaceful suburb, far from the madding crowd. It went by the name of Powai, back then, known only for its eponymous lake and as the location of the prestigious IIT Powai. It was the place SOBO schools took their kids for their annual picnic. It was a […]

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R-city, a mall near Powai.

R-city, the newest mall to dot the otherwise banal landscape of Ghatkopar is a place that lives up to its name – it is a city, in fact a world in itself. Its arrival is a boon to the entertainment starved Powai resident and has significantly reduced his/her trips to Mulund and Bandra to fulfil […]

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Birds at Powai lake

The lake-side was clogged with water hyacinth and rafts of it drifted gently further out in the lake. The rafts made good floating islands for the birds and straight away I could see communities on each one. On the first, a Little Egret fished while a Bronze Jacana picked among the hyacinth. Close in there […]

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Bachelor tenants not Allowed!

This was my third HouseHunt in the Maximum City, Mumbai. In the three missions I have clearly understood that Bachelorhood is not just a marital status, its a social-outcast that puts you below everyone who has joined the institution. In this city, and Pune as well (as my dear friends, tell me) WE Bachelors, or […]

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A student’s perspective of NITIE

…. Awesome, beautiful, lovely …… place you fell in love with I read in newspaper and heard from friends everything in Mumbai is cheap except taking a room/flat on rent. Even in suburbs you get very costly place for living, which cost you half in any other metro. But past two years in Mumbai is […]

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Powai Durgotsav ’09 !

Durga Puja has been a festival of intrigue and great happiness. The pomp, the revelry. The gathering. And ofcourse, art and culture. All are on display here ! Check out last year ! At Powai there is this wonderful recreation of the ‘Sun Temple’ atKonark ! Here are some pictures ! All structures here are […]

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Restrictions (Paying Guest,Males in Powai)

Paying Guest. In my humble opinion, that’s an oxymoron. For guests don’t pay. Are not expected to. Never. At least that’s my belief. And generally spoken word too. What gets passed off as ‘PG’ accommodation these days can be best called a hostel in most cases. Perhaps ‘Paying Guest’ perhaps gives a ring of graduation […]

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TETRA PAK FLOWERPOT (Ages 6+)

Hi Friends, I’m back! This week I have an easy assignment, but it’s great fun. Last time I signed off saying we’ll make another lamp. Hey, let’s keep that for later. Let us not overdose on lamps and other lighted objects! So I was on a fruit and fruit juice diet, it being summer and […]

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My first Powai.info meetup

I’m no stranger to Powai. My best friend has been living here since ’93, so I have seen this township morph from a village in the Boondocks of Bombay to the most happening place in Mumbai- and dare I say, India, today. Come May and I too will be a proud resident of Lake Homes […]

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Summertime Hobby Ideas for Kids & Parents!

Summertime means long days of sunshine, tall glasses of chilled nimbupani, and the shrieks of kids playing all afternoon- thanks to vacations. Summer is a great time for kids but a bit of a bother for parents- mommies especially. “How does one keep the brats busy and out of trouble, and out of my hair!” […]

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I surrender my right to vote….

POSTED BY AMITABH The more I think, the more I am convinced that this drummed up hype of “Jaagofying andvoting” is clearly a case of “brainless brawn”. I realize that I might be appearing un-patriotic, and irresponsible, but then “appearances be damned”, I guess I have the right to an opinion. (Guys keep the hate […]

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