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Author: Bhumi Ravani

Hi, this is Bhumi Ravani. FOA I am a Mumbaikar and I’m a lawyer by profession and enjoy writing about things related to Mumbai, Maharashtra and I’m passionate about. I also like to be aware about what’s happening around the world and be acquainted with current affairs.
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First Railway Journey in India 1853: Bori Bunder to Thane

Lord Dalhousie dedicated the first passenger railway train, which travelled between Bombay's Bori Bunder station and Thane on April 16, 1853 in India, three steam locomotives, the Sahib, Sindh, and Sultan, pulled the 14-car train. Interesting Facts of first railway train in India 1853 From Bombay to Thane, the first railway on the India ran for 21 miles. During a visit to Bhandup in 1843, Mr. George Clark, the Bombay Government's Chief Engineer, had the idea of building a railway to connect Bombay with Thane, Kalyan, and the Thal and Bhore Ghats inclines. The ceremonial inauguration event took place on April 16, 1853, when 14 railway coaches carrying roughly 400 visitors left Bori Bunder at 3.30 p.m. "amidst the loud applause of a great throng and the salute of 21 cannons," accor...
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Samyukta Maharashtra Movement: Importance of linguistic unity among Marathi speaking people

The movement of all Marathi speaking people to establish a state based on the principle of linguistic regionalism is called Samyukta Maharashtra Andolan or movement. This movement started in the pre-independence period and ended on May 1, 1960 with the formation of United Maharashtra with Mumbai. Samyukta Maharashtra Movement was the largest mass movement in Maharashtra between 1950 and 1960, in which a total of 105 people was killed in police firing. The beginning of linguistic unity among Marathi speaking people In the twelfth century, the awareness of political and cultural identity among the Marathi speaking people started increasing but politically the Marathi speaking people remained scattered. During the British rule, Marathi speaking people were divided into Mumbai State...
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4 Best Beaches of Vasai Virar Mumbai Maharashtra

Beaches are an amazing rejuvenating spots for people and a perfect place to hang out with people you like. Although Vasai- Virar is 50 kms from Mumbai, due to the efficiency in commuting, it has become part of Mumbai and the beaches there are truly relaxing. Here’s a detailed elaboration on the best beach in Vasai and Virar Area. Rajodi Beach Vasai, Virar Rajodi Beach is located in Nalasopara West, accessible via Virar, on the Vasai Virar coastal strip, in Palghar District, Mumbai's far north suburbs. This beach is cleaner and is one of the Vasai Virar coast's connected beaches, which include Arnala, Kalamb, and Navapur, which connects Vasai beaches. It is a clean and good-quality beach with pleasant vibes, scenic, pollution-free, and far superior to other beaches in the area a...
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Foodhall Vama: Unmissable store for grocery and café lovers

If you are from Mumbai, it is no secret that the best experience for grocery shopping combined with café is undoubtedly Foodhall. The future group’s Foodhall has total of three branches in Mumbai and the one at Vama was set up three years ago. There are essentially two kinds of people. People who love grocery shopping and people who don’t love grocery shopping. If you are from the first category this article is for you and if you belong to the other category, I guarantee you will end up liking grocery shopping. Location: Foodhall, VAMA Departmental Store, Pedder Road, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai – 400026 Maharashtra Time: 08.00 AM - 09.00 PM For home delivery, call or WhatsApp them on:  +919136466425 Call:  022 23871442 Customer Care:  +91 8095031111 Other branches are at –...
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Carmichael Road: History, Popularity and Places to eat

Carmichael Road is also known as M L Dhanukar Marg. It extends about 0.94 kilometers in the city of Mumbai in a sub district area that is not part of any of the district's sub districts. It connects the areas of tardeo and Cumballa Hill. Pin code: 400026Nearest Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport with distance of about 11.16 kmNearest Railway Station: Mumbai Central with about 0.7km Directions to Carmichael Road using Public Transport Bus: 28, 83, C-305, C-86Bus Stations near Carmichael Road-Vasantrao Naik Chowk (Tardeo)-Cumbala Hill Post OfficeTrain: WR Popularity of Carmichael Road File: YTimg It is an upmarket residential street of Mumbai, situated in South Mumbai. There are several old-style bungalows and apartment houses, including Kamal Mahal...
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Juhu Aerodrome: The first and oldest Airport of India

The Juhu Aerodrome is located in Juhu, Mumbai's affluent residential district. It is the first and oldest Airport in India. Small General Aviation planes and helicopters use it. Juhu, India's first civil aviation airport, built in 1928 and operated as the city's major airport until World War II. Commercial activities were relocated to the much larger RAF Santacruz in 1948, which was built 2 kilometers east of Juhu airfield during WWII. JRD Tata landed at Juhu airfield in 1932, marking the start of India's first scheduled commercial postal service. Juhu Aerodrome present functions The aerodrome currently handles small General Aviation aircraft and all Mumbai helicopter operations. The Bombay Flying Club, as well as various executive and light aircraft and gliders, are based there....
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Best 5 Delicious Vegan Restaurants in Mumbai

When it comes to food, we've witnessed something of a revolution. Veganism is gaining popularity now and is a key component of a healthier lifestyle. It used to be difficult to find vegan-friendly eateries, but that has gradually changed. We have compiled the list of 5 best vegan restaurants in Mumbai city for vegan lovers. There are now various eateries that are rethinking the concept of eating mindful and clean vegan meals that are not only delicious but also healthful. There's a lot to be happy about if you're a vegan in Mumbai. Here are the best 5 vegan restaurants in Mumbai City. 5 Best Vegan Restaurants in Mumbai Imagine Café Vegan cheeses, sandwiches, Indian cuisine, chocolates, pizza, and more are available at this one of the best vegan restaurants in Mumbai founded b...
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Vashi Fruit Market: Peak into largest APMC in Mumbai

Vashi has an Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) market, where all grocery, fruit and food goods, as well as rice, lentils, wheat, and various spices, are offered at wholesale prices. Vashi APMC is known as cheapest fruit market in Mumbai city. Fruit available at Vashi APMC Market All the regular fruits eaten in an Indian household can be found here at wholesale prices, however, the rates may fluctuate time to time depending on the season and demand for the fruit are available in Vashi market. Fruits like pomegranate, bananas, etc. can be found anytime and other fruits are sold seasonally. The Apples sold in this market are produced locally and transported from different states and also imported from other countries. Fruits like custard apple, mangoes, pine apple, mus...
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Erangal Beach: Beautiful destination, location and development

Erangal Beach, which is close to Aksa Beach, is a breathtakingly beautiful beach. This lovely beach can be found in the Malad neighbourhood of Mumbai. A lovely scenery surrounds the Erangal beach, which includes hills and paddy fields. It's also known for offering spectacular views of the "setting sun" as well as low-key crazy night celebrations. It is located 2.9 kilometers from Aksa Beach (via Madh – Marve Rd). Location: Erangal Gaon, Madh, Maharashtra- 400061 Erangal Beach as tourist destination A year ago, the Maharashtra State Government attempted to plan and develop the Erangal Beach in to a tourist Destination and the project is headed under the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) whereby Aksa beach and Marve beach were also considered for tourist attraction...
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5 places in Mumbai that serve Mouth watering Amritsari Kulcha

Amritsari Kulcha is a leavened crisp and soft bread packed with boiling and mashed potatoes and spices. This bread resembles Naan. Here are top 5 places which serve best Amritsari Kulcha in Mumbai City. DFC Amritsari Kulcha Junction, Best in Mumbai This restaurant is known for its best mouthwatering Amritsari Kulcha in Mumbai, but it also offers a range of North Indian dishes that are equally delicious. It includes a modern seating area as well as friendly service from the personnel. It's the ideal spot to satisfy your hunger cravings. Amritsari Kulcha, Paneer Kulcha, Chaach, Matka Kulfi, Chaat, Aloo Tikki, and Rajasthani Tikki are all must-haves. DFC Best Amritsari Kulcha Junction Mumbai Address: A 16-17 Floral Deck Plaza. Street no 23, MIDC, Subhash Nagar, Andheri East, ...