Daan Utsav – Spreading the joy through Music and Gift of Giving

The Shruti Sandhaan Foundation (established recently) the brainchild of Shri Umesh Bipin, Smt. Sangeeta Khare and Ms Shoonya Khare, held its first social event on 2nd October 2023. The date was intentionally chosen to coincide with Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday. The principles of mutual respect and cooperation that he espoused among several others was the underlying theme…Read More


Ganesha, the elephant headed God is probably the most widely worshipped Hindu god. This son of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvathi, is the god of beginnings, knowledge, wisdom, intellect, and the remover of obstacles.  Most pictures or statues of this popular god shows him either sitting or standing on a tiny mouse, or there…Read More

Felicitation of Meritorious Students by Arya Samaj, Chembur

As part of the nationwide celebration of the 200th birth anniversary of Swami DayanandSaraswati, the founder of Arya Samaj, the Chembur Arya Samaj held a function on Sunday 9th ofJuly to felicitate the toppers in the 10th standard Board exams held in 2023 at its premises atCollectors Colony. The function, which was first of its…Read More

Prabhat Kunj Completes 40 Years

If you are anywhere in the vicinity of Diamond Garden ( Acharaya Udhyan) early morning you will not miss the shrill sound of Ho Ho Ha Ha that reverberates over a long distance. This is the clarion call from the Senior Citizens who gather everyday without fail to carry out the daily routine of physical…Read More

74th Republic Day celebrations at St. Gregorios High School, Chembur

St. Gregorios High School, Chembur celebrated Republic Day with the theme ‘‘मेरा भारत महान’. The guests of honour for this event were Ms. Flavia Agnes, the acclaimed lawyer, and Dr. Rajan Welukar, former Vice Chancellor of Mumbai and current Vice Chancellor of ATLAS SkillTech University.  The flavour of the day was Women’s Empowerment and both…Read More


New Building Premises at N.B. Patil MargTheme for the CribThe Bible Comes Alive!As this campus houses the junior section of the school, who are avid readers, we took a leaf outof our Annual concert theme, Stories Come Alive and used it to lay emphasis on the fact thatChristmas is not about Santa Claus or the…Read More


One of the largest that I experience each year is the golu structure made so intricately at The Fine Arts Society, Chembur. I visited on 3rd October evening to make this (and many more) images.  This year it is special as it coincides with 60 years celebration of the Fine Arts Society – Chembur. There…Read More


Ganesh Chathurthi, the celebrations of Lord Ganesha’s birthday, is one of the most eagerly awaited festivals in Maharashtra, as Ganesha, the charming and infinitely wise elephant headed God is a revered and extremely popular deity. Modaks are synonymous with Ganesh Chathurthi as Lord Ganesha loves these delicious, sweet fluted dumplings, and they are offered to…Read More

Reminiscences from a child of Migrants

Having lived abroad for 38 long years, it was time to return home tospend our Silver Years. It was a no brainer that Chembur would be ourfinal destination, the place where I was born and the sanctuary where Ispent my childhood and better part of my youth. The pandemic and thesubsequent lockdown played spoilsport for…Read More