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  1. Mumbai quiz

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Test your general knowledge. The answers are below. Jet Airways flies daily from Hong Kong to Mumbai, a booming city in terms of economy and development. But how much do you know about the world's fifth most populous city? Before you go, find out a little more about Mumbai, its history, culture and historic sites, with this quiz. 1What is the Mumbai-based Hindi language film ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Postcard: Mumbai

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by BHAKTI BAPAT MATHEW

    ... Bhakti Bapat Mathew This past Thursday saw the world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival of a biopic based on the life of five-time World Amateur Boxing champion, Asian Women's champion and 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom. Star ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian women use smartphones to 'pin the creeps'

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 03:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Mumbai

    ... incidents of harassment and abuse - ranging from catcalling to rape - which are added to an online map and sent to those requesting alerts. Mumbai-based Elsa D’Silva, a founder of the site, said ... the development of mobile phone apps for sending distress signals to the police. Even in Mumbai, considered one of India’s safest cities, police launched their own ICE (In Case of Emergency) app ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indians arrested for Facebook post on Mumbai shutdown

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 03:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Mumbai

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai Indian police said on Monday they had arrested a woman for criticising on Facebook the total shutdown of Mumbai after the death of politician Bal Thackeray, ... Shrikant Pingle in the town of Palghar north of Mumbai. “The two women will be produced in a local court later this afternoon. They are being charged for hurting religious sentiments,” he told ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD MUMBAI

    Postcard: Mumbai

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by BHAKTI BAPAT MATHEW

    ... Bhakti Bapat Mathew This month saw the release of former Miss Asia-Pacific turned Bollywood actress Dia Mirza's second film as a producer. Unlike with the first film she produced, 2011's Love Breakups Zindagi, the 32-year-old Mirza doesn't ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    India outsources chores as servant culture shifts

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai Cultural shift as middle class turns to companies for helpers rather than employing full-time staff Indians outsource servant chores Need someone to pay your ... But more are opting to outsource their daily tasks rather than depend on in-house staff. Get My Peon, set up in Mumbai in 2012, now has about 800 clients on its books, from chief executives ...

  7. 'The idyllic setting made a terrorist attack unimaginable'

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... South China Morning Post reporter Albert Wong recalls the calm before the carnage at Mumbai's landmark Taj Mahal Palace. While walking out across the lobby towards the ballroom to attend a function organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board on the night before the attack, I noticed a rabbi standing in the centre. Rather than seeming lost in a foreign culture, the rabbi ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD

    Postcard: Mumbai

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Charukesi Ramadurai

    ... Chakraborty. These viewers patronise the old single-screen cinema halls in Mumbai, some with English names (Alfred, Strand, Lido, Capitol) and others with Hindi ones (Gulshan, Kohinoor, Roshan). Many ... property or a modern multi-screen theatre. Multiplexes are just over a decade old in Mumbai, but they have replaced single-screen cinemas with astonishing speed: more than 50 such cinemas ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD MUMBAI

    Postcard: Mumbai

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:41pm by Charukesi Ramadurai

    ... of life in Mumbai, where the Australian former heroin addict and bank robber lived for 10 years as a fugitive. But while Bollywood has long included music in its film equation, it has only ... on Thursday. Largely set in Mumbai, the film is filled with enticing shots of food that the lovely Ila (Nimrat Kaur) prepares for her indifferent husband each morning, believing the way to his heart ...

  10. Keeper of the faith

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charukesi Ramadurai in Mumbai Mazgaon is one of the seven islands that were linked together, over the course of about 500 years, to form the modern city of Mumbai. Today, it is a noisy, crowded neighbourhood, mainly known as the location of the naval dockyard. But hidden in a small street behind the Dockyard Road train station- and unknown to most Mumbai residents- is Kwan Tai ...




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