Mumbai Mahabaleshwar Road Trip and Directions

How do you reach Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai Well there are two ways to reach Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai Route 1: Bombay-Panvel -Lonavla-Pune-Shirwal-Khambatki Ghat -Wai-Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar (Total distance around 305 kms, driving time with break 7 hours) Route 2: Bombay-Kalamboli-Panvel-Pen-Mahad-Pholadpur-Mahabaleshwar (Total distance around 237 kms) The first one is preferable. That way you cover a major part of the route going along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and the remaining through reasonably good Pune-Satara ...

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Mumbai Mahabaleshwar Road Trip and Directions

The Last Stand

Posted on 29 November 2008

The Last Stand
"Do not come up, I will handle them", these were probably the last words which Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan told his men as he was hit by bullets while engaging terrorists inside the Taj. He and fellow NSG commando Havildar Gajender Singh lost their lives as did Hemant Karkare, the celebrated head of the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad, while fighting the terrrorists. I feel so sad for their families and may God give them the strength to bear the loss. India has ...
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The God of a Religion called Cricket

Posted on 21 October 2008

The God of a Religion called Cricket
This week Sachin Tendulkar became the highest run getter in Test Cricket. There has never been another player of the game who has broken more records, won more fans and shown greater humility both on and off pitch than him. A true epitome of what sports is all about.....the spirit of playing hard and playing fair. (Image courtesy: www.extramirchi.com www.i224.photobucket.com)
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Hakone Go Kart Track Hiranandani Powai

Posted on 18 October 2008

Hakone Go Kart Track Hiranandani Powai
Location: Hiranandani Mumbai Best Approach: Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road How to locate: Just look out for the colored flags atop the hill. Address: Lake Meadows Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd. Level One, Haiko Mall, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai - 400 076 Telephone : +91 22 65172735/36 Fax : +91 22 25797852 Opens: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on all days (now till 9:30pm) Cost: Rs 140 for 4 laps, Rs 180 for 6 and Rs 250 for 10. Overall the Hakone ...
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The late night ride home

Posted on 04 October 2008

The autorickshaw dropped me home. I was returning from a late night show having spent a few hundred bucks on a dinner and movie ticket. The meter read 11 rupees. I asked him if he had change for 50. He didn't. He offered to let go 1 and settle for 10. Here I was. Probably earning 100 times that this guy was earning. There would be days that he would go hungry. And yet he was willing to happily let go ...
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