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Mumbai On A Shoestring Budget

 

Mumbai is known for being the expensive city in India but there are so many good places where you can stay comfortably at a tight budget. If you are not from the financial capital and wish to visit Mumbai on a shoestring budget, you should definitely read this.

The Backpackers Panda in Colaba is located at a 5 minutes walk from the exuberant Gateway of India.It is not only reasonably priced but clean too. All the dormitories and rooms are air-conditioned and have digital doors and thus are extremely safe.There is also a kitchen available so you can even cook.

Another good hostel to look out for is Zostel.It is located in the suburb of Mumbai in Andheri and is funky, clean, air-conditioned and the staff are friendly. Not only are the doors digitally locked, it also has a kitchen and a cafeteria and organises daily tour to all parts of the city including the slums of Dharavi.

If you are going on a group, the cost effective alternative is the apartments listed on AirBnB. The best part of it is that you and your folks will get the entire apartment to yourself and can even cook dishes of your choice in the kitchen provided. Not only will you experience a feel of home away from home but it is also extremely cheap when clubbed in thus making it affordable for all.

Talking about food, don’t forget to try out at the Yazdani Bakery in Fort which  caters to some really delicious and inexpensive snacks. From bun maskas, fruit cakes and the famous shrewsbury biscuits, this place is an must for some lip-smacking breakfast and afternoon snacks.

The Sassanian Restaurant and Kyani Bakery at Marine Lines will also provide some wholesome snacks including the famous berrypulao.

Taste of Kerala and Hotel Deluxe at Fort also serves some reasonbly priced authentic south Indian thalis including the famous Kerala Parotha.

Also, apart from the famous street food such as vada pav and pav bhaji that are  available everywhere, don’t forget to go to Baghdadi and Bademiya Restaurant at Apollo Bunder in Colaba for some superb non-vegetarian food. A little higher end restaurants are Food Inn, Cafe Mondegar and Leopold Cafe at Colaba Causeway which also serves up some really good food at a better ambience.

And most importantly, don’t forget to take the local trains but not at rush hours (8.30 am -10.30 am and 5pm-8pm).It is not only a cheap mode of transport but you will also get to experience the other side of Mumbai better.

All the addresses of the places mentioned are available online.And instead of booking the hostel from their respective websites, you will find it cheaper to book from the other travel app such as Make My Trip, Agoda and Goibibo. For the apartments available on Airbnb, you have to book through their website.

 

Shahid Kapoor Has Been Spotted At Juhu Beach After Ganesha Immersion

Whether you are a responsible citizen or not depends on your action rather than words. After lots of tweets regarding the cleanliness, Shahid Kapoor has been recently spotted At Juhu beach, in Mumbai today’s morning.

After the release of Batti Gul Meter Chalu, Shahid Kapoor is a happy man. From back-to-back promotional campaigns to father duties, Shahid has had a busy month. But now with the release of his film, Shahid Kapoor has got some time to relax and he is making the most of it free time. Today, right in the morning, the actor was spotted at Juhu beach. Yes, Shahid Kapoor took an initiative of cleaning up the Juhu beach- a day after Ganeshotsav immersions. Here, Shahid Kapoor is sporting a casual look but his bearded look just won our hearts.

Every year on Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganesh Utsav and Ganesh Visarjan, people all across India join in the merriment and welcome home Lord Ganesha. While they host the deity for a different number of days, depending on their choice, the revelry and emotions while bidding him adieu remain constant for all.

But while the days of dance and fun are something every Mumbaikar looks forward to, it’s the post-Visarjan days that they dread. And rightly so. The beaches all across the city become victims to the rituals and practices and every year, the cause is brought to the fore by some celebrities and organisations.

This isn’t the first time that a celebrity has joined hands with other people to make sure the cleanliness is maintained. In fact, Shahid’s wife, Mira, too, has been vocal about the cause on her Instagram account. Just a few months back, she had taken to social media and raised concerns over the plastic remains that continue to dwell at the beach. She had then urged individuals and organisations to lend support for the cause.

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To the Million who can see this post Even a pot of water won’t boil just by looking at it; it needs that fire to make it simmer, boil and spill over till someone notices. Let’s make a change, clean up our mess, and hear nature’s call not to choke her more than she already is. Every year before the arrival of the monsoon, all the plastic that clogs the sea is thrown out by it. This makes it the best time to clean the beach and simultaneously the water. Let’s do this together and clean up Juhu Beach. We owe it to our children who play in the sand, the teams that play their football and cricket matches on it, the walkers and the yogis, the dogs that roam enthusiastically and the birds that forage for their feed. Thank you all for all the suggestions you have sent in, people I should get in touch with, and your concerned responses as well. Let’s spread the word! Calling all concerned citizens, organisations, individuals who can help and help me be a part of this too! 🙏🏻

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In the past, many celebrities including Randeep Hooda, Saiyami Kher, Anusha Dandekar and Pooja Bhatt among others have taken the initiative to clean popular tourist spots including Juhu and Versova beach.

Source: TN

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration In Sunny Leone’s New Home In Mumbai

Bollywood diva Sunny Leone celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi by moving into their new house in Mumbai.

Bollywood celebs are celebrating the auspicious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is in style. While some are welcoming Lord Ganesha idol with vigor and drum beats, others are posting pictures of their celebrations on their Instagram accounts and sending their wishes to their fans. Amidst the all the hustle-bustle, Bollywood diva Sunny Leone, who has been in the news for her biopic web series lately, celebrated the festival unlike any other in the industry.

The actress took to her Instagram account to post a video of her and husband Daniel Weber moving into their new house in Mumbai. “I don’t know all the rules…customs…or what’s the right thing to do on this day. But @dirrty99 and I are celebrating our Ganpati with moving into our new place here in Mumbai! Happy Ganesh Chaturthi everyone! God Bless you all!!” – her Instagram caption read.

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In the video, a specsy Sunny and her loving husband Daniel reveals that they are moving into their new home. Sunny flaunts a plant which is apparently customary when you move into a new house and the couple looked adorable together as Weber had Sunny in his arms as they shot the footage for the fans.

Meanwhile, Sunny has been busy promoting her biopic web series on every available platform available including on her own social media website. The 37-year-old actress, who was a former adult entertainer, made her Bollywood debut in Jism 2 opposite Randeep Hooda. She has since conquered the heart of fans with item numbers like Baby Doll Main Sone Di and more.

Source: TN

Celebs’ Gorgeous Dress Up Must Be A Guidance For Ganpati Utsav

Utsav becomes more beautiful and gorgeous while you make yourself ready gorgeous and beautiful. You can’t take off your eyes while you check below all the beautiful gorgeous B-town ladies. Undoubtedly, their fashion goals during Ganpati Utsav will mesmerize you.

So, Ganesh Chaturthi is finally here and we are quite excited about the next 11 days of festivities. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi starts tomorrow and while it is celebrated with great fervour, we often fail to style ourselves as per the occasion. The first day is known as Ganesh Chaturthi when the idol of Lord Ganesha is brought home and the days that follow are known as Ganpati Utsav. All these 11 days hold special importance for those who celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi and there is no denying that enjoying special occasions with family become even more special when you are doing it in style.

Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner and we present to you a list of 11 celebrity-inspired looks that will help you look stylish on all the 11 days of the Ganesh Utsav. Scroll down for the details.

 

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White saree and ME!! 🌸 🕊 #gauri #qayamatkiraat

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Try these looks and look glamorous on all the 11 days of Ganesh Utsav. Excited much for the festival? Share your views on this in the comments section below.

Source: TN

Love Is In Air: Priyanka Gives Kiss To Her Fiancé Nick Jonas

Nick & Priyanka are soon going to be married. Honestly, it still hasn’t sunk in. The speed at which they are moving towards their wedding date is a tad weird. We mean they are rushing.

Guess when you know you know. But we have to agree they make a cute pair. Nick with that jawline and a sweet smile can make any girl go weak in the knee. As for PC, well, she is a perfect example of beauty with brains. Presently, the lady is in the US and is having fun in LA.

But she is also loving being with her beau so much so that she has posted a really good-looking pic of Nick on her Insta story with a KISS emoji. If that doesn’t make you want to be in love, nothing will.

As per a Mumbai Mirror report, Priyanka and Nick are supposed to attend a wedding in Italy. A source told the daily, “Priyanka completed the first schedule of Shonali Bose’s The Sky is Pink with Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim earlier last week and will now only join them again towards the end of September.

She had stayed back to complete some prior commitments and spend time with her family before heading to the US, a trip that was planned well in advance. During the month-long trip, the actress will also be attending a wedding in Italy with Nick, the bride reportedly being the daughter of a corporate bigwig.”

It’s Official, Priyanka Chopra And Nick Jonas Perform ‘Roka’ Ceremony

The first photo of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas at what is supposedly their roka ceremony in Mumbai has been released by fan clubs. Priyanka and Nick are dressed in traditional Indian outfits-she in a yellow and white outfit,
he in a white kurta pajama.

The roka was reportedly attended by Priyanka cousin Parineeti Chopra, who flew back to Mumbai from a shooting schedule, and other family and friends. Nick parents, Denise and Kevin Jonas, are in
Mumbai for the festivities.

The roka will likely be followed by a party this evening, the guest list is expected to include Ranveer Singh, Karan Johar and other celebrities.

See picture of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas at the roka here – the venue is the Chopra residence.

Here’s another picture from the ceremony:

 

All morning, the Chopra home in Mumbai has been the scene of frenzied activity with a priest pictured arriving as well as caterers. Parineeti Chopra, who accompanied Priyanka and Nick to Goa some months ago, was photographed at Mumbai airport earlier.

Last night, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas were pictured at dinner in a Mumbai hotel. Her mother and brother, Madhu and Siddharth Chopra, were with them.

 

Priyanka Chopra, 36, and Nick Jonas, 25, reportedly got engaged in London on her birthday last month. Nick is said to have proposed with a diamond ring from Tiffany.

Mumbai Police Saw them doing Kiki Dance on the Railway Platform, What Happened Next is Hillarious!!

They asked us nicely. They tried to make us see sense. And finally, they told us not to do it. But as always, some of us chose to ignore it and act smart. I’m of course talking about one of the 21st century’s biggest epidemics, the #KikiChallenge. Police departments across the country put out warnings, asking us not to attempt the ridiculously stupid and dangerous stunt. But, do we listen?

Well, they are done asking nicely. 3 men from Virar are being taught a lesson they will never forget, in spreading awareness. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) at Virar caught up to Nishant Rajendra Shah (20), Dhruv Anil Shah (23), and Shyam Rajkumar Sharma (24) for their video which shows them performing many versions of the viral challenge, one of which happens to be on board a moving train. In the video, one of the YouTube trio is seen dancing and running along a moving train, while the other two hung out the door to film him. Another official added that the 3 were in tears when the RPF caught up with them. At the Vasai railway court, the 3 were handed their penalty for breaking the law and it’s quite an ingenious one at that.

The Kiki Challengers have been ordered to clean up the Vasai railway station three times this week. And in addition, they are to visit the stations from 11 am to 2 pm and 3 pm to 5 pm and appeal to commuters to refrain from such stunts. They are also required to shoot footage of themselves during their awareness spreading work, to submit as proof to the court. Well, that shouldn’t be an issue for them. They are YouTubers, after all.

Sara Ali Khan’s Sunshine Bright Appearance Goes Viral On Internet

Bollywood’s latest debutant, Sara Ali Khan is all set to sizzle onscreen in Abhishek Kapoor’s directorial movie, ‘Kedarnath’. She will be sharing the screen with actor Sushant Singh Rajput. After the months of shooting, the movie has been finally wrapped up and will be released on November 30, 2018. And yesterday, the team celebrated this occasion with a wrap-up party in Mumbai. The lead actress looked stunning and here’s a look at her recent stylish appearance.

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The actress sizzled in a bright yellow top, which was a couture piece by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla. The top had a low neckline with peter pan collars. We also liked the puffed sleeves, giving the top a retro look. Sara completed this look with skinny ripped jeans and flaunted her toned midriff. She rounded off the look with floral-print heels and no accessories except her stud earrings.

 

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Kajol Slipping Down at Mumbai Shopping Mall & Video Goes Viral

Kajol has been busy promoting Incredibles 2 Hindi for which the actress voiced the character of Helen Par aka Elastigirl.

The actress who is known for an invigorating spirit and a charming smile is one person who knows how to carry herself in the toughest of situations and always makes her stand in the public purview.

Kajol Devgn, who had to attend an event at a mall in Mumbai, accidentally lost her control and fell down.

The actress had gone to attend an event at Health & Glow store in Phoenix Marketcity when the unfortunate incident took place.

Kajol was looking absolutely stylish in a white knee-length dress and a neat ponytail.

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The actress was on her way to the store when she slipped and tumbled down on the ground. She had to take the help of one of her bodyguards to get back.

And now, a video, that captured the incident, has gone viral on the internet, which is both shocking and worrisome. We just hope that the actress did not sustain any injury and is doing fine.

In 2015, during the trailer launch of her film ‘Dilwale’, Kajol was saved by her co-star Varun Dhawan from an embarrassing fall.

It could have been an oops moment for Kajol when she suddenly slipped on the stage and was about to tumble off as soon as Shah Rukh Khan made his entry.

However, her co-star Varun was quick to respond and deftly averted the disaster from taking place. He held on to her firmly until Kajol regained her composure at the stage.

Being a sport, she was seen laughing at herself with Varun.

Mira Rajput’s Appeal for Cleaning Up Mumbai’s Juhu Beach is an Awesome Initiation

After the cleaning initiative in Mumbai’s Versova Beach initiated by Afroz Shah and his entire team, Mira Rajput, the wife of renowned B-town actor Shahid Kapoor,  raised her valuable concerns about the plastic waste that continue to dwell at the Juhu beach, and urged everyone to come forward for cleaning up the mess and protect the environment saying that “Let’s make a change, clean-up our mess, and hear nature’s call not to choke her more than she already is, read the post Mira Rajput addressed to her over a million Instagram followers.”

 

To the Million who can see this post Even a pot of water won’t boil just by looking at it; it needs that fire to make it simmer, boil and spill over till someone notices. Let’s make a change, clean up our mess, and hear nature’s call not to choke her more than she already is. Every year before the arrival of the monsoon, all the plastic that clogs the sea is thrown out by it. This makes it the best time to clean the beach and simultaneously the water. Let’s do this together and clean up Juhu Beach. We owe it to our children who play in the sand, the teams that play their football and cricket matches on it, the walkers and the yogis, the dogs that roam enthusiastically and the birds that forage for their feed. Thank you all for all the suggestions you have sent in, people I should get in touch with, and your concerned responses as well. Let’s spread the word! Calling all concerned citizens, organisations, individuals who can help and help me be a part of this too! 🙏🏻

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She further highlighted that every year before the arrival of the monsoon, all the plastic that clogs the sea is thrown out by it, which makes it an appropriate time to clean the beach and simultaneously the water.
“She further highlighted that every year before the arrival of the monsoon, all the plastic that clogs the sea is thrown out by it, which makes it an appropriate time to clean the beach and simultaneously the water.”
Ahead of the World Environment Day celebrations, the workers of Solid Waste Management Department, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai are also working on a war footing to clean-up the Juhu beach.