The Sapling Project done yesterday,
Distributed saplings at Marine Drive – Shivaji Park – Vile Parle (e) – Andheri (e) – Goregaon (e) – Kandivli (w) – Borivli (w)
Sharing 294 Hi-Res pics,, Do feel free to check out, share and download.
Mumbai –– Sapling VAN across City starting from Churchgate to Borivali
9:00 AM — Opp Pizzeria Restaurant, Marine Drive
9:45 AM — Outside H2O, near Girgaum Chowpatty
10:45 AM — Opp. Barista, Cadel Rd., Shivaji Park, Dadar(w)
11:45 AM — Parleshwar Temple, Vile parle (e)
12:45 PM — Wellington Business Park, Andheri Kurla Road, Marol, Andheri (e)
2:00 PM — 24/A/702, Bimbisar Nagar, Goregaon (e)
3:00 PM — Mahavir Nagar, Opp. D’Mart Kandivali (w)
4:00 PM — Kinny’s Corner, IC colony, Borivali (w)
Bangalore — 11:00 AM At Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Chennai — 10.30 AM At Dr.MGR School for the Speech and Hearing Impaired
11/13, Mgr Garden, Durgabai Deshmukh Road, Ramavaram
School phone numbers: 22490629, 22490562, 26150313
Do sign up to participate
See ya at the Sapling Project :)
I went for the Dharavi Tour on Saturday with Dhruti and her colleague – The new trend in reality tours compared to the usual Bombay Darshan Tours.
The Dharavi Tour has become quite a hit after Lonely Planet recommended it and also thanks to Slumdog Millionaire.
I was asked by the Tour Guide Sunil, why as an Indian and Bombayite, I was interested in the Tour, I had a few reasons :-
a) I wanted to check the 665 million US$ Small Scale Industry.
b) I wanted to check if the tour guys were portraying Bombay and India correctly or we they marketing poverty and exploiting the foreigners.
c) My Dad had lived in Dharavi for a while when he came to Bombay 40 years ago.
Something I liked and disliked was that Photography was not allowed, I was carrying my Camera and couldn’t click, but then I respect the tour guides view that Photography would lead to Poverty Marketing and all other kinds of exploitation and issues.
Industries and Stuff shown on the Dharavi Tour
- Plastic Recycling Unit
- Kumbharwada : Clay pots & Pottery units
- Embroidery and Tailoring Unit.
- Leather Tanning
- Pappad making
- Soap making Unit
- NGO School
The tour is safe and people are very friendly, but one needs to watch out for narrow alleys, pipes and wires hitting your head, open gutters and at times shit.
The sad part is that even though people of all religions work together they live separately in their own Ghetto’s (Muslim area, Tamil area, Kumbharwada – Gujarati Area, Maharashtrian area etc), can’t blame them the ghosts of ’92 riots might be still haunting them.
Dharavi Tour Group (more…)
Sharing some snapshots of Christmas from my area ( I.C Colony, Borivali, Bombay)
Mary & Chapel (more…)
We went live with our first Sapling Project distribution drive today at Shivaji Park.
We shared around 120 saplings (Neem, Ashoka, Herbal Creepers) to friends who signed up, Housing Societies in Shivaji Park, General Public .
We also planted a few saplings at the Scouts Pavilion.
Would like to thank all the people both Online and Offline who Tweeted , RT’d , Blogged, Invited others on the Facebook & turned up for the cause and volunteered for The Sapling Project.
Thanks to Neeraj, Priyanka, Raxit, Special thanks to Maithili & Shalaka.
A big thanks to all those who contributed in sponsoring the Saplings.
Sharing some Pics