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The Sapling Project – Venue & Timings

Next Sapling distribution drive is happening on 6’th June 2010 in the  following cities :

Bangalore:
Venue: Lalbagh, Glass house.
Time: 10:30 AM
Joel Fernandes – 9008905774

Chennai:
Venue: Isha Project Green Hands, No. 5 Moolachathiram, Perumal Kovil St, MMC Post, Chennai 51
Time: 10:00 AM
Rajasekar – 9840727371, Magesh – 9940305209

Delhi :
Venue: Rose Garden, (Inside Lodhi Gardens), Delhi
Time: 8:00 AM
Garima – 9810807082

Mumbai:
9 AM – Opp Barista, Shivaji Park
11.00 am – Vile Parle (e), Opp Parleshwar Temple
12.00 pm – Vile Parle (w) HDFC Bank, SV Rd.
1.30 pm – Near Shoppers Stop, Andheri (w)
3.00 pm – Inorbit Mall, Malad (w)
5.00 pm – Near IC church , IC Colony, Borivali(w)
Contact : Ranjeet – 9322131415 , Satish – 9833443545

South Bombay:
9.30 AM – Gateway of India
10.30 AM – Eros Theatre
Contact: Priyanka Dalal – 9004350022

Navi Mumbai:
– Nerul – Tentatively Partek hill
– Vashi – Tentatively Sector 10
– Panvel – Tentative
Contact : Shailaja – 9819076469

Pune:
7:30 AM – Kalyani Nagar ( Jogger’s Park)
8:45 AM – University campus/ University Circle
9:30 AM – F.C Road
10:30 AM – Law college Road
Contact: Libu – 9881460654, Pradaxina – 9881093149

Latur
Date : 5th June
Venue: Old MIDC Area,
Time : 10.30 am
Dinesh – 9890774748

You can sign up at http://thesaplingproject.com

Sapling Project Poster : http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2774/4146532432_0d4c4b96bc_o.jpg

Flickr (photos) : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/thesaplingproject/

Twitter : @saplingproject

Facebook Group : http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=190098221995

It would be great if you can support us by spreading the word on The Sapling Project initiative through your community, Facebook/Orkut/Twitter group.

Hopefully online users would be inspired enough to join the initiative.

Street Festival: Mumbai Ka King Kaun? – Wall Project, Sticker Wall, Board Games Bash, Pitto, Post-it Surprise, Letters, SuperHero Squad, Mad Fake Tea Party, Homemade Videos

After some exciting (and turbulent) experiences last year, here comes the baap of all community events – Mumbai ka King Kaun? (MKKK)

This event has been taking shape quite recently and is not owned by any one person or group. That’s why this post comes so late but I’m hoping it’s still time enough for whoever catches it today.

MKKK is a series of different community events happening across the city (okay, Mahim and Dadar). Since the originating idea was street art, wall-painting is still on at the blank walls of Tulsi Pipe Road in Mahim. Only this time, make sure to carry your own materials.

At other places, there are board games meets, street games, a cycling trip, funky writing events, a tea-party and some films. I’ve been receiving messages from different groups on the various activities that are happening today. So I’m going to be skipping around the locations, dabbling in a little of each and maybe snapping up some colourful images of the city having fun. Come join me!

These are the details of the initiative and each event as I received them:

The Wall Project- 3 Mumbai ka King Kaun

Remember this is not a mela or carnival with lots of people. This is all about you as an individual along with your friends and city people coming out in the open public space and doing good and yet crazy creative things. We all are here to participate so don’t wait to know who’s the organiser, committee members, event guys, or wall project guys. Simply come out and do what you feel like or attend the events and become part of them.

FAQs

– How do i participate in events?

By just being there. Whichever events you like, just show up. Join the
gang and have fun. There is no registration,no fees, forms, no stamps required.

– How do i know about the events?

Go to the Mumbai ka king kaun and check its wall posts. All the events
are listed there. Here is the link http://www.facebook.com/
/home.php?#!event.php?eid=122507234436149&ref=ts

– I don’t know anyone in these events

Thats why you should come. All the events are open for all.
you don’t need any pre permission, gate pass, or influence letter. Just
come and participate.

– Can i go to multiple events and how?

you can go to multiple events. More you attend, more fun.
You will have to take your vehicle or public transport to reach the
venue. How long this event will go on? Time mentioned on the individual events pages.

– Can i help? Can i bring in my friends family.

Yes please. By participating and being part of event as per theme and
adding ideas, surprises. All size and age groups r welcome. Bring your
family, friends etc.

HERE ARE LIST OF ALL FINAL EVENTS

– THE GREAT WALL OF MUMBAI -3

Type: Music/Arts – Exhibit
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2010
Time: 4:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: at TULSI PIPE ROAD, mahim
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112649048778893&ref=mf

– STICKER WALL

Start Time: Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 5:30pm
End Time: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 11:30pm
Location: Carter’s Blue (the shawrma place)
Street: opposite Carter road Cafe coffee day, Bandra(W)
City/Town: Mumbai, India
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9822921861& v=app_2344061033&ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=122220381145094&ref=mf

– BOARD GAMES BASH: Picnic at the Park

Date: Sunday, May 30, 2010
Time:4:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:
Nilgiri Park, Bandra
Street:
Across From Coffee Bean, Linking Road
link
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119724104734785&ref=mf

– Pitto – Seven Stones (Lagori)
Type: Sports – Sporting Event

Date: Saturday, May 29, 2010
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Near Gurunanak Park, Off Turner road, Bandra west
link
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105707762808175&ref=mf

– Ideas for the City – Post it Note Surprise

Date: Sunday, May 30, 2010
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Bandra Bandstand Entrance
link
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127820343897029&ref=mf

– Write Letters, Sometimes

Date: Sunday, May 30, 2010
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Carter Road Amphitheatre
Link
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127018740644109&ref=mf

– THE SUPER HERO SQUAD: bring out your cycles and dress up like a
super hero

Type: Trips – Roadtrip

Date: Sunday, May 30, 2010
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: starting from tulsi pipe road
Link
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124802124206187&ref=mf

– Mad Fake Tea Party

Date: Sunday, May 30, 2010
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Mumbai, Carter Road (Chess Tables Opp CCD)
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124360884257969&ref=mf

– Street Festival of Homemade Videos
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2010
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: On the big painted wall outside Gonsalvez House (bandra Bazaar Road)
Link
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128030557209812&ref=mf

NOTE: DO’s & DON”Ts

1) this is not a competition event/ mela/ challenge/ or reality show. It is only for us to realize our public spaces and use them respectfully, sensitively.

2) Please don’t indulge in political, religious, advertising, commercial, or promotional ideas.
Wall project or BMC will not be responsible or support any such initiative.

3) No banners, No hoardings, No leaflets, promotional material or sale.

4) Don’t create obstacles for the city in terms of noise, traffic etc. If you feel a crowd building around you best is to leave the place.

5) This is not a protest for any thing going wrong around us. This is purely an initiative to get the city people to come together and know each other and get involved in ideas to make the city space better or at least use it responsibly while having fun.

6) the event ideas belong to individuals and groups & and no Illegal activities will be entertained nor will it be the responsibility of the Wall Project/BMC

7) This event is a part of The Wall Project with BMC, along with many other similar small public events on the same day. For other events stay tuned on wall project facebook group.
LINK: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122507234436149&index=1#!/group.php?gid=9822921861&ref=ts

if any question email us at – info@thewallproject.com

DN Rd – JJ Flyover – Lalbaug !!!

Took some snaps from the Taxi after meeting up with Ben and his colleague from The Christian Science Monitor & my friend Ranjeet at the Stadium Restaurant in Churchgate.

Colorful labourers

They played Holi before they got to work .

Videcon @ DN Rd

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Art Deco Buildings on DN Road.

VT aka CST #2

VT aka CST

The Majestic Victoria Terminus now CST.

Bhendi Bazaar Masjid

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Somewhere among the Mosque is Suleman Usman Mithaiwala.

JJ Blood Bank

Lalbaug Flyover  WIP

Work in Progress @ Labaug

ITC Grand Maratha

ITC Grand Maratha

For more pics and Larger images check out my Flickr Page.

Carnival ‘10 @ I.C Colony, Borivali

Like I say every year, The only place in India apart from Goa, where the Carnival is held is  in IC Colony , Borivali (w).

This year participation was bit low key but the mood was vibrant as always, and yes the usual suspects Karnataka Bank , ICICI and HDFC floats were also there :)

Though I missed the evening celebrations, Managed to catch the Carnival Float Parade.

This year King Momo was  Kukud.

Sharing some images :-

King Momo
King Momo

EyeSee Elephant
EyeSee Elephant – Our Cable + Internetwala

Save Our Planet
Save Our Planet

Eugenie Bldg
Eco Bus – Eugenie Bldg

Protect our Environment- VOIC
VOIC – Protect Our Environment

Kids at Carnival
Kids at Carnival

Vocal VOIC
Vocal VOIC

Suraj's Float
Suraj’s Float

AC DC & Iron Man
AC Dc Iron Man ??

AC DC Float

Check out more pics here : IC COLONY

The Sapling Project – Mumbai Pic’s

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.

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Venue and Timings : The Sapling Project

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

http://thesaplingproject.com/

See ya at the Sapling Project :)

Dharavi Reality Tour

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.
  • Bakery
  • 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
Dharavi Tour Group (more…)

Christmas Colours!!

Sharing some snapshots of Christmas from my area ( I.C Colony, Borivali, Bombay)

Chapel
Mary & Chapel (more…)

Jatra 2009 @ IC Colony

Went for the Jatra at IC Church, Sharing some Snaps, Could explore much of the fair as it was damn crowded and really crazy mobs, anyways sharing a few shots.

Some of the pics are not clear as it was shot in the evening and I think its time for me to get a Nikon D3000.

P.s I did win 50 bucks and a Gift  in the Housie for Middle Line :)

IC Church
IC Church (more…)

The Sapling Project

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Me and Ranjeet are doing a small campaign to plant and share saplings, free of cost to one and all in different parts of our city.

Do check out http://thesaplingproject.com/ for more details and to sign up for the saplings.

Hopefully if we manage to get more friends interested in the idea , we should be able to trigger similar endeavors in different cities all over India

Do lemme know your views/inputs .

Peace &  Breathe Easy :)

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