Around 62,000 students of Classes 4 and 7 studying in municipal schools will be taken to the EsselWorld, an amusement park, as part of an educational tour. In a recent circular, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) education department has asked schools to take their students to the park in batches between November 25 and December 31.“Students will not just get a recreation opportunity but will also get a lot of physical exercise from going to places like these,” said a civic body official.The circular also lists out the rules to be followed during these tours. “A budgetary allocation of ₹3.50 crore has been allocated for the trips,” read the circular.Principals, however, said that the civic body should have chosen an educational destination rather than taking students to an amusement park. “There is nothing educational about it if students go to a resort only for recreation,” said Prashant Redij, … [Read more...] about 62K civic school students to visit EsselWorld for education tour
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Newly married TV actress Charu Asopa, best known for her roles in 'Mere Agne Mein' & 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai', recently visited Mumbai's famous Siddhivinayak temple with her model-actor husband Rajeev Sen to seek bappa's blessings. The couple recently returned back from their long European honeymoon and are currently enjoying the marital bliss. The two lovebirds went to Switzerland for their honeymoon after two months of their wedding. Both Charu & Rajeev took to their respective social media handles to share pics of the couple post darshan at the temple. Charu looked every inch of a new bride in an off-white and golden brocade saree, she flaunted her sindoor and bindi in the pics, take a look: View this post on Instagram Siddhivinayak darshan 🙏❤️ A post shared by Charu Asopa Sen (@asopacharu) on Sep 18, 2019 at 4:58am PDT View this post on Instagram Car selfies can be so hot 😍❤️ A … [Read more...] about Newly Married TV Actress Charu Asopa Sen Visits Siddhivinayak Temple With Hubby Rajeev Sen After Returning Back From Honeymoon!
Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was on Sunday heckled by some slogan-shouting workers of the Shiv Sena as he left Shivaji Park in Mumbai after paying tribute to Bal Thackeray on his seventh death anniversary. IMAGE: Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis pays tribute to Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray on his death anniversary, at Shivaji Park in Mumbai on Sunday. Photographs: Sahil Salvi Some workers of the Shiv Sena, which recently snapped ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party, standing close to the former CM's convoy shouted in Marathi Fadnavis' assembly poll campaign slogan: 'I will be back (as CM)' along with the Sena's traditional 'Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ki jai' war cry. Fadnavis and his entourage, which included several senior BJP leaders, moved on without reacting to the jeers.There were no Sena leaders, except Uddhav Thackeray's PA Milind Narvekar, when Fadnavis arrived at Shivaji Park to pay tribute to the founder of the Maharashtrian party. IMAGE: … [Read more...] about Sena, BJP pay tributes to Thackeray; Fadnavis heckled
Isee be-noor andheri see gali qaasim se/Ek tarteeb chiragon kee shuru hoti hai/Ek quran-e-sukhan ka safa khulta hai/Asadallah Khan Ghalib ka pata milta hai (From this dark lane Gali Qasim, An arrangement of lamps begins, A page from the Quran of Poems turns, And one finds the address to Asadullah Khan Ghalib). Gulzar wrote this, describing the residence of Mirza Ghalib at Gali Qaasim Jaan in Old Delhi. Curiously, a road named after Mirza Ghalib at Madanpura in Mumbai — a city he never visited — has often had several people wonder (and believe) if the road was once a ‘pata’ of the legendary poet. The road, that was earlier called the Clare Road after the 2nd Earl of Clare, may not have been home to Ghalib, but it did house other luminaries like writer Saadat Hasan Manto, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, founder of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), and Shibli Nomani, a renowned Islamic scholar. Samuel T Sheppard in his book Bombay City Place-Names and Street-Names writes that … [Read more...] about Street Wise: Ghalib may not have lived here but Saadat Hasan Manto did
The rift between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena widened further on Sunday, the seventh death anniversary of Sena founder Bal Thackeray, as the Sena has now been pushed to the Opposition benches in Parliament.In Maharashtra, the bickering between the two parties surfaced during an event organised to pay tribute to Thackeray as their leaders avoided coming face-to-face. Sena workers raised slogans against former chief minister (CM) Devendra Fadnavis, who came to visit the memorial at Shivaji Park. The workers were shouting Fadnavis’s Assembly election campaign slogan “Me Punha Yein (I will come back)”. Despite both Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya present opposite the place where a new memorial is coming up, they did not come to meet Fadnavis. Hours before that, a tweet by Fadnavis was read by Sena leaders as a taunt over “self-respect” and “compromise with Hindutva” in the wake … [Read more...] about BJP, Sena rift widens, leaders avoid each other at city event