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Mumbai Metro Network Map – 7 Metro lines – For Easy Home Buying


Before your Zero down on your next dream home or investment property, You can refer to this map of the 7 Metro lines that are coming up in Mumbai

Mumbai Metro Map
Mumbai Metro Map

‘I Change My City’ all set to transform Mumbai

Digitization has contributed significantly to rising civic standards. Social media in particular, has been instrumental in uniting citizens in a collective effort towards improving neighbourhoods. Civic issues are now tackled on a street level basis, making the system quicker & efficient. From connecting with fellow stakeholders to discussing issues & thrashing out solutions, civic management is getting a big boost from digitization.

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Mumbai, for example, is home to more people than quite a few countries around the world. But civic standards leave much room for improvement; clogged drains, flooded roads, potholes and uncollected garbage, are but a few examples of this. The Resident Welfare Association (RWA) or Advanced Locality Management (ALM) programs are a great platform towards engaging with local civic authorities on improving things at the neighbourhood level. Navigating through multiple bureaucratic levels however, can be tough at times. Thanks to digitization however, taking things to the next level in improving civic standards has become easier. To begin, you must visit ‘IChangeMyCity’ and register.  Continue Reading


Why are rental yields so low in Mumbai?

My Answer on Quora

Bombay is the city that doesn’t sleep but yet is the City of Dreams, The Real Estate sector is an paradox in itself.
Lets assume the average cost of a 1000 sq feet Apartment is 1 Cr, This is how the numbers play our for the Flat Owner.

If inflation crosses 10%,then your home loan (assuming at 10%) is virtually squared off.
So the game is not about 3% (rental income), Its about owning a property costing 1 Crore for 5.82 lakhs, even a 10% appreciation would see an investment appreciation of at least 80%.

In Bombay everything is a risk, but as Gordon Gekko tells  “It’s not about the money, it’s about the game.”


Is the return of dance bars in Mumbai a right decision?

My answers to the question on Quora.

Yes, Its a great decision.
The reason it was banned in the first place was not to protect Indian values or protect our Culture, it was purely due to monetary reasons where some Ladies Bars refused to pay hafta/donations to a political party.

You can expect a few changes in Bombay

  1. Bombay will truly be a city that never sleeps.
  2. You know what to do if you miss the last trains.
  3. Frustos and Tharki people from all walks of life will have some one to listen
  4. Rickshawalas will finally get someone who loves them.
  5. Not sure about the correlation but attacks and rapes cases against the vulnerable will reduce due to the options available.
  6. Apart from the 75k Bar Dancers, Thousands of Midget, Dwarfs, Security Guards, Stewards, DJ’s will get employment.
  7. Traffic Cops won’t bug you for small offences, the regular big packet hafta will keep them focussed.
  8. Bombay Police will revamp their Khabri network and vice versa.
  9. Camera Person Santosh and Deepak Chaurasia – Aaj Tak will no longer cover floods in Badrinath.
  10. Madhur Bhandarkar can finally start working on the long awaited Chandni Bar sequel.
  11. Navin Prabhakar and Paichaan Kaun will be back.
  12. Client meetings and entertainment for out-station clients will be no longer be in Pubs and Hotel
  13. Foursquare Swarm Badges will be unlocked at a few places like Topaz, Night Lovers.
  14. Finally Instagram Video will get more fans and love.



Need your help – The Sapling Project

Dear Friend,

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but with a little money We can grow a lot of Trees,.

We have only reached 25% of our  fund raising target, We would appreciate if you could donate any amount to help our cause and & Support us for our next Sapling project drive.

We request everyone to please share the donation link on your timeline, Twitter and friends.

Thanks once again for your support.

regards, satish


Offbeat Street Snacks in Bombay

Some of the wicked stuff you can eat within 25 bucks on the streets of Bombay.

1. Chinese Bhel
Taka Tak Chinese Bhel
Cost : 8-12 bucks
Usually made by entreprising Maharashtrian women or Ex Mill Workers

2. Veg Manchurian Mix
Veg Machurian Mix
Cost : 10 bucks
Available in Mill Areas, outsideRailway stations

3. Ragda Pav
Vada + Ragda + Pav
Cost : 6 bucks
Available only at Railway Food Stalls

4. Kebab Pav
Kebabs @ Bandra Fair
Cost : 25-40 bucks a plate

5. Radga Chana Bowl

The way he makes is damn cool, he takes some boiling hot Kabuli chanas from the stove, pours some gravy, slices the big aloo pieces then puts some yellow watana then puts the chutneys, all spices, lil mustard oil, mixes it in styles and then put lotsa onions and coriander n pudina then cleans the bowl from the sides and hands it over…
Cost : 10-15 bucks
Location – Maratha Mandir, Nagpada area, Bombay 3 area

6. Samosa Bhel
Cost : 15 bucks
Location – Opp Round Building, Kalbadevi

7. Masala Papad
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Cost :10-15 bucks

8. 5 colored Sherbet Gola
Gola Wala in Aksa

Cost : 8-10 bucks

9. Mixed Fruit plate
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Cost : 10-15 bucks

10. Cheese Omlette
breakfast at Timesquare
Cost : 25 bucks (not the Bombay Omlette  pic, but looks like that 😛 )
And yes the usual Vada PAv, Samosa, Bhel Etc

Ragda Chana Image- Courtesy Mustafa Yusuf