Right outside Dadar station, under the flyover, is Mumbai’s oldest wholesale flower market. The market’s narrow lanes are lined with stalls and wooden planks that hold the seasons’ special flowers. Everything from lilies to mogra, lotus, tulips, orchids and imported carnations can be found here, and they come fresh, cheap and in abundance.
In 2012, a two pound truffle (nearly a kilogram) sold for almost $300,000, which is nearly Rs 2 crore! But what are truffles, and why are people willing to spend so much money on it?
Mumbai's backwaters have been the home for both greater and lesser flamingoes for ages now. Sewri Jetty is perhaps the most popular flamingo spotting venue for Mumbaikars. However, there exist smaller spotting sites like the Thane creek. The mouth of the creek or the start point also consists of mud flats, which serve as excellent spots for these flamingoes.
The collective was founded with a vision to combine all the elements of hip-hop together. The objective of this collective is to unite the people, raise social or political awareness amongst the youth, and provide recognition to the street culture by making it reach to the local masses of Mumbai and beyond.
Meet Venkateswaran Subramanian, popularly known as 'Raja'. Due to polio, that struck him when he was just two years old, Raja was left with a deformed leg. He also lost vision in his right eye when he was just six. Raja fought against all odds and has become one of the world's best billiards player. He is currently ranked 16th in the world by World billiards and won the Open Disability Snooker Championship 2016, organised by World Disability Billiards.
Yugo Sushi is not your normal sushi joint. The outlet's Bombay Roll combines butter chicken with sushi and burrito in, possibly a first-ever, coming together of these disparate food items. Japanese sushi chef, Yugo Tokuchi, is the man behind this sushi joint. He was a video game producer in Tokyo before he moved to Mumbai with his wife Martha in April 2017.
Mumbai-based couple Jay and Gauri transformed an old mill in Mazgaon into a Masterchef-sized mega kitchen which is open to chefs from around the world. The couple wanted to do something different in the food and beverage industry and Jay came up with the idea of creating an experimental kitchen space with state-of-the-art equipment and resources — Magazine Street Kitchen is a result.
Douglas and his sister, Twila Bellow, bought the tree 43 years ago—at that time only five feet tall—from their neighbours, who were finding it difficult to keep it in their balcony. Douglas and Twila bought the tree for a mere Rs 250; little did they know, that it would grow to an astonishing height of 65 feet, and more than anything, become a symbol of their strong bond.
Meera Shah, from Mumbai, believes in producing minimum waste. You cannot find anything unnecessary or unusable in her home.