The over populated city of Mumbai comes with its own share of challenges. The city generates tonnes of garbage every day. Daily, a number of 'clean-up' vehicles run in the city, loading heaps of garbage from every locality. Have you ever thought about the men who sweep Mumbai clean? The sweepers working for cleaning the mess are heroes in the true sense. These men are not only hard working but also brave. They are warriors who sweep the streets with brooms as their weapons to achieve a cleaner Mumbai! Mid-Day speaks to one of the sweepers - Dadarao Babarao Patekar, who tells us how challenging his job really is and how their work has a direct impact on the citizens of our metropolis.
Devotees across the country bid adieu to Lord Ganesha on the last day of the eleven-day festival. Ganesh immersion preparations got into full swing in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Hyderabad and Bhopal. Amid 'dhol tasha' and bursting firecrackers, people bid farewell to their beloved Ganpati idols. The procession marked traditional fervour and gaiety
Over the weekend, the air-conditioner of the C1 coach on the Madgaon Mumbai AC Double Decker train malfunctioned and commuters tore out the window panes of the train. The annual Ganesh festival has taken a toll on the single line of the Konkan Railway. Every day this railway line has been inundated my numerous problems. Watch this video to see how commuters tore open the windows on the AC train.
A Boeing 737 Jet Airways flight returned to Mumbai after several passengers on the Jaipur-bound flight on Thursday suffered nasal and ear bleeding due to loss in air cabin pressure. An official at aviation regulator DGCA said, "During the climb, the crew forgot to select a switch due to which cabin pressurisation could not be maintained. "As a result, oxygen masks got deployed." Initial reports say that out of 166 passengers on board, 30 passengers were affected. While some suffered nose bleeding, few had ear bleeding and some complained of a headache. The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has sought a report from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation over the incident. Watch this video to know more.
Sante Spa Cuisine in BKC is a paradise for healthy soul food. They have an extensive vegetarian menu that includes varieties like vegan food, alkaline food, a moringa menu and much more. Feast on healthy versions of your favourite junk foods like pizzas, pastas, milkshakes, desserts and whole lot of fresh juices. Sante Spa Cuisine sources indigenous ingredients from all over the country and have unique crockery and cutlery too. The restaurant even makes straws from the banana leaf. The desserts here are made from unrefined Khansari sugar which can be indulged into, guilt-free! Watch this video to know more
The Fabric Studio presents #middayRetailIcons! The Fabric Studio - Inspired By Traditions! Watch this video and check out their exclusive range of fabrics, dupattas, ready wear, ikkats, patolas & unstitched suit sets! Click: http://thefabricstudio.in/ Join us for a special crowning ceremony as we honour the retails icons with Glitter & Glam! 19th Sept, 6:30 pm onwards at Grand Hyatt, Santacruz (East)
Bollywood celebrities are welcoming Lord Ganesha at their homes and celebrating the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi with full enthusiasm. Shilpa Shetty Kundra and husband Raj Kundra, Sonu Sood, Ekta Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor, Divya Dutta, Karanvir Bohra, and others celebrate the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi with their families and friends. From top B-town stars to directors, everyone celebrates this festival with equal fervour. Watch this video as your favourite Bollywood stars worship the lord with happiness and style.
Railway Protection Force (RPF) jawan, Ashok Kumar Yadav gave a new lease of life to Rojee Amit Kr, a resident of Ahmedabad by saving her from falling in the gap between the train and platform. The incident occurred in the late hours of Tuesday night, September 11 while the female was boarding the Gujarat Mail at Mumbai Central Terminus. CCTV footage shows the woman falling and sliding down the platform while de-boarding a moving train and the alert RPF personnel is seen rushing and pulling her with all his might.
Ganpati festival is here and it is time for one of the biggest celebrations of the year. The city of Mumbai has turned into a place of godliness and sanctity. Vibrant decorations, traditional attire, sweet meats and chants in the praise of lord Ganesha have filled the air of Mumbai. What further brings life into the festival are the pandals which turn into spectacular showground for extravagant festivities. Every Ganesh Chaturthi, millions of devotee throngs to numerous pandals in the city to soak into the devotion and worship lord Ganesha. Here is a list of most famous Ganpati pandals in the city which are a must visit.
Ganesh Chaturthi festival is here again and this calls for the most cherished sweet treat – Modak. There are several places in Mumbai where you can feast on this delicacy. The traditional Ukadiche Modak is made with rice flour and a mixture of coconut, jaggery and cardamom. While Modakam in Prabhadevi specializes in this traditional variety, there are several places around the city that serve various types and flavours of Lord Ganesha’s favourite dessert. Watch this video to know all the places where you can indulge your sweet tooth during Ganesh Chaturthi 2018
Here’s the first look at the Lalbaugcha Raja Mukh Darshan ceremony. The Mukh Darshan ceremony is organised every year by the mandal. Lalbaugcha Raja is the most famous Ganesha in Mumbai and is the most visited Ganpati Pandal in the world. Millions of people visit this Ganesha every day during the 11-day festival. Formerly known as 'Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandal’, it was founded in 1934. Lalbaugcha Raja is also known as Navsacha Ganpati – the fulfiller of all wishes. In 2018, Lalbaugcha Raja will complete its 85th year. Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on September 13 this year.
Here's an exclusive look at the festivities at Lalbaugcha Raja in Mumbai on day 1 of Ganesh Chaturthi in 2017. Watch the full video
As Congress-led Bharat Bandh came into effect on Monday morning, protests were carried out at Andheri railway station, where police had to intervene. Meanwhile, Versova Andheri Ghatkopar Metro line were also affected for some time on Monday morning at around 9.30 am after a group of MNS party workers tried to stop the train at D N Nagar metro station. The protesters also went on the railway track shouting slogans along with flags. The security personnel at the station immediately took a serious note about this and moved away from the protesters so that the services are not blocked.
A Bollywood stuntman's life is full of challenges and struggles. They risk their life during filming and are often seen doing death-defying stunts. Mid-day met Bollywood stuntman Dildaar Singh who spoke about his life as a stuntman in the Hindi film industry. While recalling the various challenges, he also spoke about his experience as a stuntman and body double. Dildaar has worked in many films like Dhoom 3, Bullet Raja, Phantom and much more. Watch this video to know all about a Bollywood stuntman’s life.
Global star Priyanka Chopra and fiance Nick Jonas are the new power couple in town, and their recent pictures are proof of the same! The couple recently stepped out in style for the Ralph Lauren's 50th Anniversary show during the New York Fashion Week and won million hearts. Taking to Instagram, the 25-year-old unveiled a stunning candid shot of him and Priyanka hand in hand. In the picture, the Quantico star can be seen sporting a long-sleeve, floor-length gown, while her fiance chose a white tuxedo for the occasion. After keeping fans and media guessing for the longest time, Priyanka and Nick confirmed their engagement last month with a 'roka' ceremony, followed by a private party in Mumbai
People in Mumbai welcomed a massive idol of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi which will begin on September 13. As colourfully and joyfully Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated, people danced with same enthusiasm while welcoming Ganpati. The 10-day long festival is celebrated with much fervor across Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
It’s the time of the year when Mumbai’s beloved Bappa comes for his annual visit. Decorated Pandals, rhythmic nagadas and festival fervour will be sweeping the city soon. However, post the sweetness of Modaks, what will be left is the bitter aftertaste of dumping non-biodegradable idols in the sea. Subsequently, idols made of Plaster of Paris that are toxic for under-water ecology will go straight into the local water bodies. Can we do something about it? This Ganesh Chaturthi, go green with your celebration. As Mumbai gears up for Ganesh Chaturthi, we bring to you five artists in Mumbai who have been paving the way towards greener celebrations by promoting unique eco-friendly Ganeshas. This video explores all the places where Mumbaikars can shop for unique eco-friendly Ganeshas.
Bollywood celebs around the city were seen celebrating Lord Krishna’s birthday by indulging in the Dahi Handi celebrations. Varun Dhawan who is currently promoting his film Sui Dhaaga was seen having a blast while celebrating Dahi Handi. Varun made everyone dance to his tunes and grooved on stage too. He danced on his hit song from Judwaa 2, ‘Tan Tana Tan’. On the other hand, Salman Khan’s brother-in-law Aayush Sharma, who is making his debut in the film Loveratri, launched a new song titled Rangtari at a Dahi Handi celebration in Thane. He played the song for over 15,000 Govindas at the event. Ayush also broke the Dahi Handi and had a great time with fans. Watch this video to know more
A 22-year-old man arrived with a 6-inch long jet spray stuck in his rectum at Bhabha Hospital in Mumbai on 22nd August. The youth complained that he had acute pain in his bottom and was admitted to the casual ward. On being questioned, the man finally confessed to have inserting the metallic object in his anus. The spray was about 10 inches deep in the patient's body and doctors said that that it was a sexual practice the patient was habituated to. Watch this video to know how the doctors removed the jet-spray from his rectum.
An interesting video footage of a girl performing dangerous stunts on a local train caught the attention of the authorities. The video became viral after it was posted on social media on August 30. The unidentified girl, who boarded a late night local train from Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus en route Vashi on the Harbour line, was seen swaying outside the door of the train holding the steel bar and doing dangerous stunts. Though numerous videos of people performing life-threatening stunts on Mumbai local trains have been captured and shared, this is perhaps the first time that a girl has been recorded performing acts on the footboard of a local train. Watch this video to know more.