Wear a short skirt.
May 31, 2008
Wear a short skirt.
May 18, 2008
Bombay Dyeing is an apparel manufacturer in Mumbai. The company has kept its original name. That does not sit well with some people. A group of 15 people stormed into the company showroom, breaking down the signs in protest.
May 17, 2008
Subjected to liberal economic laws, SEEPZ - special economic zone in Mumbai is situated in Andheri east area. The goal is to attract foreign investments and technology by providing tax and business incentives. It was created in 1973.
SEEPZ mainly houses software companies and jewellery exporters in India. More than 40% of India's jewellery exports in 2006-07 came out of SEEPZ.
SEEPZ stands for Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone. Patni Computer Systems and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have buildings in SEEPZ.
May 15, 2008
Mumbai international airport was voted to be the best in the country. The same survey which looked at 100 international airports also predicted that the Mumbai airport was on its way to become world class.
The airports were rated on the following criteria as rated by the passengers.
Connectivity to other flights
The aiport received 3.57 on a scale of 1 to 5. The overall industry average is 3.88. Delhi airport, which is the country's second businest airport stands at 2.6. Kuala Lumpur was rated at 4.84 -- the highest.
May 11, 2008
New people moving into Mumbai will do well to keep track of the landfills. It is not clear how clean the soil over the landfills would be for some time to come. The same caution applies to residences as well as workplaces. Mumbaikars spent more time at work that at home anyway.
There is a science to the landfills.
Landfills are usually lined with several feet of dense clay and then sealed with thick layers of plastic to prevent leaks of hazardous chemicals. The garbage is dumped in rows or piles from 10 to 20 feet high. Bulldozers are used push the garbage into rows and squash large objects. Compactors with 5 foot wide studded rollers are also used to squash the garbage. Squashed garbage takes up less space extending the life of the landfill. Each day, soil, glass, or plastic foam pellets is spread over a landfill to reduce odors and pests. The soil covering also reduces the amount of rainwater that seeps in. Invading rainwater carries water-soluble chemicals out of the garbage to form liquids called leachates. When leachates pool in the bottom of the landfill, they are pumped out, collected and treated. The treated leachate is handled like sewage. The particles, called sludge, are separated from the liquid and burned, or used as fertilizer, or dumped in the ocean or back into the landfill. If the sludge is considered hazardous, it is shipped to a hazardous waste disposal site.
Here are the current large landfills.
Gets the garbage from navi mumbai.
May 7, 2008
With the monsoon just weeks away, much remains to be done to prevent Mithi river from spilling over its banks and inundating surrounding areas. The state has also proposed erecting a wall so the airport runway can remain clear during monsoon. The river runs right below the runway.
May 3, 2008
The state government wanted the Wakf Board to repossess the land which originally belonged to Currimbhoy Orphanage Trust. The HC, while staying cancellation of the sale by Wakf Board, had directed listing the matter along with other cases relating to repossession of Wakf properties. Dismissing the appeal against the HC order, an apex court bench comprising Justices H K Sema and Markandey Katju said it was only an interim order and it would be proper to await the final decision in the case.
It was alleged that the land was bought by Reliance group company Antilia Commercial for Rs 21.05 crore as against a market price of Rs 400 crore. The land, given to Maharashtra State Wakf Board in 1957 by Jivaji Raje Scindia, was used by a trust set up to look after destitutes and orphans belonging to the Khoja Mohammedan community.
The gigantic building plan has the world gaping. According to Forbes magazine, which tracks billionaires and their obsessions, the new Ambani residence will be over 550 feet high with 400,000 sq feet of interior space. After four years of feverish construction, the project scheduled to be completed in January next year.
“The only remotely comparable high-rise property currently in the market is the $70 million triplex penthouse at the Pierre Hotel in New York, designed to resemble a French chateau, and climbing 525 feet in the air,’’ Forbes said in its report titled ‘Inside the World’s First Billion-Dollar Home’. The sale of the land in 2004 to Antilia Commercial and developed by Saphire Realtors, Rockline Constructions and Baun Foundation had raised vociferous protests from the Muslim community leading to the state asking the Wakf Board to cancel the deal.