12 drool-worthy street foods from Mumbai that are worth trying

1. Street-food capital of India The ‘City of Seven Islands’ or what is also known as ‘Sapno ki Mayanagri’, Mumbai is definitely the economic capital of India, but many of us are not aware that it is also the ‘Street-food capital of India’. The culinary culture and climatic condition of the city provides a lot of scope to explore flavours that we often miss in the North. So, if you are travelling to Aamchi Mumbai this season, don’t forget to try these tasteful delights over a cutting chai, that you…

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Best Maharashtrian Breakfast in Mumbai: Don’t Miss These Street Corner Maushi Joints

I used to visit an office in Bandra East where I worked as a consultant a couple of years back. This was when I took my first steps towards being a freelance food-writer from being a ‘full time’ market researcher earlier. I used to go to the office twice a week. The high point of my day there was at 11 am when I would step down for a late morning snack, a sort of mini brunch. On most days, I would head to the stall of Mr Kamble, an…

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Catering Ideas to Make Your Diwali House Parties in Mumbai Memorable

Soon after I moved to Mumbai twenty years back, I realized that Diwali is to Mumbai what Durga Pujo is to Kolkata. Offices in Mumbai give the longest break of the year at this time as they combine Diwali, Bhai Dooj, Gujarati New Year and sometimes add a day or two bring in the weekend too. This is time to distribute bakshish, bonus and dry fruits too. With time I made lots of friends in Mumbai and then came across a Diwali phenomenon that I was not familiar in the Kolkata that I had…

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Mumbai University results: 3.25 lakh answer sheets yet to be evaluated

While the Mumbai University (MU) has scheduled the result declaration date for the undergraduate courses today, that is, July 31, it seems the varsity will miss the deadline. Of the 477 examinations that the MU conducted in March and April this year, the results of 340 courses are pending. Even as officials are hopeful of declaring most results on Monday, the deadline set by the governor and chancellor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, a whopping 3.25 lakh answer sheets are yet to be evaluated. Over a lakh papers are to be moderated. In…

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Mumbai University declares 4 more no-teaching days for paper evaluation

After four no-teaching days for teachers to concentrate on exam paper evaluation, the University of Mumbai has extended the non-instructional days by four more days. In a circular issued Thursday evening, officiating Director of Examination Deepak Wasave extended the non-instructional days till July 31, for only the Arts, Law and Commerce faculties. The university has taken the decision in a bid to meet the July 31 deadline for result declaration set by Chancellor and Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao. The circular clarifies that the Science and Technology faculty is through with…

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6 Interesting Shawarma Places You Must Try In Mumbai

While Mumbai swears by its Vada Pav, Ragda Patties, and Bhel Puri, one can’t deny the strong influences from the neighboring countries on its palette. Chinese cuisine has for long held its own amidst the extensive range of desi favourites, as well as Middle East food, which has its loyal fan following. One such delight is the Shawarma. Call it a distant cousin of Kathi roll or a Frankie, but this Lebanese wrap of pita bread or Khubz, stuffed with generous filling of well-grilled meat, cucumber and tomatoes, and served with mayonnaise and sometimes fries is one…

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Mumbai gets a new music and food festival

Try the best of Japanese cuisine while humming along to Lucky Ali and Baba Sehgal. A two-day cultural festival brings together unique food, popular performers and adventure zones at the city’s race course After organising international music festivals for years, Manuj Agarwal, CEO of Percept Live, wanted to create a unique cultural identity for Mumbai. But most cultural festivals in the city, Agarwal found, focused on either folk traditions or international acts. Thus, the target audience became quite limited. To remedy the situation, he is kickstarting Eat Play Love —…

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Mumbai: Management colleges take Tata-Mistry fallout as topic of case study

MANAGEMENT COLLEGES in the city have taken up the recent Tata-Mistry fallout as a case study to engage students taking courses such as organisational behaviour and strategic management. After the board of Tata Sons, the country’s largest conglomerate, removed former managing director Cyrus Mistry from his post, the move has become subject of classroom discussions in in B-schools.S P Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai has introduced a month-long case study on the episode as part of its organisational behaviour subject. According to the institute, these factors can have…

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JIO MAMI Mumbai Film Festival Won’t Screen Pakistani Film Amidst Protest Threats

Mumbai: After a city-based social organisation threatened to protest against the upcoming MAMI Mumbai Film Festival for screening Pakistani film Jago Hua Savera, the organisers have decided not to showcase the movie. The outfit, Sangharsh, had accused the organisers of playing with the nationalist sentiment of people of India, at a time of tension with Pakistan after the Uri terror attack. They had also sought police permission to protest over the screening of the 1958 Pakistani film at the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star, which begins from…

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Mumbai To Have 1,200 Wi-Fi Hotspots By May 2017: Devendra Fadnavis

MUMBAI: As part of transforming Mumbai into a Smart City, the state government will provide as many as 1,200 wi-fi hotspots in the megapolis, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said today. “We are making Mumbai a wi-fi city by May 2017 with 1,200 hotspots at important places,” Mr Fadnavis said during a debate on issues related to urban development in the state Assembly. This was another important step after the CCTV project towards making Mumbai a Smart City, he said. Of the total of 1,200 hotspots, 500 will be operational in the…

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