Charity Hospitals must follow High Court order

Prominently display availability of Bed for poor patients – Thane Collector
Prominently display availability of Bed for poor patients – Thane Collector

The Collector of Thane Dr. Mahendra Kalyankar  convened a meeting in Collectorate to strictly follow and implement verdict of Honourable High Court.   Chhaya Umredkar – Assistant Charity Commisioner, Vandana Suryavanshi Resident Deputy Collector (RDC) Thane and representative from all charity hospitals were present.

In the meeting Collector emphasised to strictly follow the guidelines prescribed by Honourable High Court, charity commisioner and state government. All charity hospitals should provide treatment to patients from poor and Below Poverty Line (BPL) category in charity hospitals of  Thane district. All patients who are entitle for free and subsidised treatment should be  provided as per norm.  

The Thane Collector emphasised that in emergencies, hospitals should admit patients and treatment to be started immediately. The charity hospital should also display availability of number of beds in charity category on Public notice board of respective hospitals.   

It may be noted that currently there are 15 charity hospitals located in Thane district alone. in totality there are 2,494 beds are available. out of these beds 502 beds are available for poor and BPL patients.  

The charitable hospitals are Dr. D Y patil hospital, Terna Medical College, MGM hospital in Vashi and Belapur, PKC hospital in Vashi, Lion R jhunjhunwala Hospital in Koparkhairane, Bhakti Vedant hospital, Bethani Hospital, Kaushalya Medical Foundation, Rehmania Hospital, Swami Sarvanand Hospital. Manav Kalyan hospital, Maharashtra Holy Cross Hospital, Social Service League and General Hospital, Archana Public Trust and Century rayon Hospitals etc.

The representatives of charitable hospitals raised few question to district administration. They mentioned that most of the time patients are not having required documents like Income Certificate issued by state government for their eligibility for free or concessional treatments in charity hospitals. The Resident Deputy Collector (RDC) Vandana Suryavanshi specifically mentioned that Yellow and Kesari colour ration card holders should be considered for free or concessional treatments. She also instructed to hospitals representative to contact concerned Tahsildar if they face any difficulties.

 Report: Sitaram Mewati

Maha Governor and CM review progress of declaration of MU results

Maharashra Governor and Chancelor of Maharashtra Universities Ch. Vidyasagar Rao (centre) Devendra Fadnavis Maharashtra CM (third from left), Vinod Tawde Minister for Higher & Technical Education (extreme right) along with officers of the State Government and Mumbai University discussing on MU results
Maharashra Governor and Chancelor of Maharashtra Universities Ch. Vidyasagar Rao (centre) Devendra Fadnavis Maharashtra CM (third from left), Vinod Tawde Minister for Higher & Technical Education (extreme right) along with officers of the State Government and Mumbai University discussing on MU results

Maharashra Governor and Chancelor of Maharashtra Universities Ch. Vidyasagar Rao convened meeting regarding declaration of results of the University of Mumbai for the year 2017 on 18th August. The meeting was held at Raj Bhavan. Devendra Fadnavis Maharashtra Chief Minister (CM), Vinod Tawde Minister for Higher & Technical Education, along with officers of the State Government, Mumbai University and Raj Bhavan were present for the meeting.

The Governor and CM emphasized that all the results should be declared at the earliest and that no student should suffer on account of delay in declaration of results. They have directed H&TED, Director Higher Education, CET Commissioner and Vice-Chancellors of other Universities in the State to take necessary steps to ensure that the admission of students from Mumbai University pursuing Higher Education should be carried out without any hindrances.

The acting Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Mumbai University presented the current status of the results. Out of 477 results, MU has declared 354 results as on 17th August 2017, remaining 123 results are to be declared. The acting VC  assured that all efforts are being made for early declaration of results including mobilizing teachers  for remaining evaluation as also dealing with technical issues of on-line system as early as possible.

Hon’ble Governor and CM, further directed that in case any students miss out the admission because they could not furnish required eligibility within stipulated time period, and if they are found eligible subsequently, then such students should be considered for admission in super-numerary seats for this year in consultation with concerned Apex Regulatory Body.

The Mumbai University officers were also directed to set up Result Grievance Redressal Cell, in which all the issues pertaining to the results including revaluation should be addressed.

Written by Sitaram Mewati

Mumbai BJP organized The New India Pledge at Vile Parle

(S M Kabeer MM) Mumbai BJP organized The New India Pledge at Vile Parle
(S M Kabeer MM)
Mumbai BJP organized The New India Pledge at Vile Parle

The New India Pledge event was organized in Mumbai by Mumbai Bhartiya Janata Party on Sunday. The event was held at Vile Parle a western suburb of Mumbai. Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the event. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was also present at the event. Arun Jaitley, while speaking about the new India infrastructure said “There should not be shameful incidents like Gorakhpur”.

On the stone-pelting in Kashmir, Jaitley said “The practice of funding stone-pelters needs to be discouraged. Since we have arrested many people who were funding stone pelters we can see a direct impact. Many a times, terrorists use stone pelting as an excuse to escape.”

Commenting on the stone-pelting in Kashmir, Jaitley said that the practice of funding stone-pelters needs to be discouraged. “Since we have arrested people who were funding stone pelters we can see a direct impact. Many a times, terrorists use stone pelting as an excuse to escape.” While projecting the major changes for new India by 2022, Arun Jaitley said progress in India will take place in three fields.

Maharashtra CM, Devendra Fadnavis said “The role Indian government has palyed in Doklam projects shows their policy in defense. India which was just defending its borders, now is on the forefront and defending borders of other countries. This new India showed strength to stop China because we are not scared.”

Ashish Shelar – Mumbai BJP president welcomed all dignitaries.

Written by Sitaram Mewati

HPMF’s 7th Convention set to begin at Jodhpur in Mid September

His Highness The Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur will inaugurate HPMF convention
His Highness The Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur will inaugurate HPMF convention

The much-awaited Hospitality Purchasing Manager’s Forum’s (HPMF) seventh anniversary’s convention is set to begin in Jodhpur. The three days long meet will formally be inaugurated by His Highness The Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur. The seventh convention and Awards ceremony will begin from 14th to 16th September 2017 at Indana Palace, Jodhpur.

HPMF is a consortium of purchasing managers from the hospitality industry representing star hotels, catering companies, stand-alone restaurants and airlines. This year’s unique concept is “Seven Elements of the Universe”. Here, they will try to bring Purchase Managers (PM) of different organizations on one platform. The synergy, coordinated efforts and the passion will lead to better environment in Hospitality Procurement. The platform will also work out a collective strategy to create better name for their fraternity. Training and development needs will be identified and a solid 3 year plan of action will created to implement the strategies for achieving 100% results.

The HPMF was conceived and conceptualised by Nitin Shankar Nagrale in 2010. It has grown manifold right from its inception and known a well known global organization with over 1400 members from the hospitality purchasing fraternity. Some of the key elements of HPMF are training and development of procurement professionals, consolidated procurement, industry product standardization, volume discounts, improved professionalism in purchasing process, development of potential vendors and last but not least green initiatives and corporate social responsibilities.

HPMF believes in presenting new venues and concepts in every year’s annual convention. They are well known to organised convention at different destinations. Last year it was held Bhubaneshwar in Odisha. This year they are presenting 7th annual convention event amidst the rustic tranquil of Rajasthan at The Majestic Hotel Indana Palace in Jodhpur. The delegates will experience the grandeur of the palatial mansions and be transported back to the regal era of the past times. They will soak in the soulful music emanating from the desert sands and soothe their senses.

Padmashri Grand Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor
Padmashri Grand Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

Padmashri Grand Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor: Nitin Nagrale has done a revolutionary thing by launching HPMF. The HPMF has brought almost all the purchase managers united under one umbrella. Now at one click all the items which are required in hospitality industry can be accessed at remotest hotels, if need arises. The HPMF is a knowledge based platform for purchasing professionals. I wish them all the very best.

 

NITIN NAGALE 3
Nitin Shankar Nagrale – Founder and General Secretary – HPMF

Nitin Shankar Nagrale – Founder and General Secretary – HPMF said “This Forum will surely bring in benefits for the purchasing professionals but also for their respective organizations. Training and Development of procurement professionals, Consolidated procurement, industry product standardization, volume discounts, improved professionalism in purchasing process, development of potential vendors, green initiatives, corporate social responsibilities are some of the key elements of HPMF”.

 

 

 

Three day plans of HPMF

The three days event is well planned and systematically organised. On first day, after welcoming delegates to the Vibrant Jodhpur, they would be taken around to visit some of the Historical Places. A traditional sit down dinner is organised at one of the most beautiful palaces of Jodhpur.

The convention would be inaugurated on second day. It includes several presentations, panel discussions on latest trends in organic and on future of hospitality procurement.

In the evening delegates would be at a surprise place to have fun with some scintillating local cocktails and dinner.

On third and concluding day, two panel discussions and four presentations on different topics will be held. It would cover entire spectrum of Hospitality Procurement. The topic would also involve way forward for the Purchasing Manager, Green Hotels, Organic Procurement and Tips for being a successful buyer. The presentations will be made by senior leading working professionals from across India. Few of senior Global may also come on the dais to share their knowledge. They are also anticipating their confirmation in days to come. On both days the delegates will be busy with B2B Meetings in the second half where the 30 top suppliers of India will have face to face meetings with them.

HPMF Awards

The HPMF initiated awards for Procurement Excellence in Hospitality Industry. These awards will help the fraternity to get motivated and work better. The award category consists of Emerging Procurement Person of the year, Male Procurement Person of the year, Female Procurement Person of the year, Best Hospitality Procurement Team, Best Sustainable Development Sensitive Procurement Team, The Living Legend Awards etc. The HPMF will also honour a few Special Achievers from India along with the unsung heroes.

A special entertainment progamme

Like every year, some very secret entertainment program involving purchase managers from HPMF will be a highlight of the day! One can see purchase managers in different attire and roles.

Highlights

Delegates would get to mingle with the brightest minds that are constantly disrupting the status quo in the hospitality, airlines and Food and Beverage industry. Delegates can explore the latest trends in hospitality procurement, buyer preferences and path-breaking innovations from market leaders. Benefit from pearls of wisdom from leading luminaries in the field of hospitality and airlines.

Indian and Pan Asian participant

There are around more than 250 delegates participating in HPMF convention from India and abroad. The delegates from other countries include Dubai, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and UAE.

Members of HPMF Core Committee
Members of HPMF Core Committee

About HPMF

Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum (HPMF) is a consortium of like minded purchasing managers from the hospitality industry representing star hotels, catering companies, stand-alone restaurant chains and airlines. It believes in power of networking and sharing of work experience with each other. It sees itself playing a crucial role in shaping up hospitality procurement by making it more organized and technically equipped through training initiatives, lectures and seminars on Hospitality purchase topics for members. It provides networking base for professionals through participation in several trade exhibitions like Aahar (New Delhi & Chennai), Food Hospitality World (Mumbai and Bangalore), HOSTS (Mumbai & Milan), Index, HOTEC (Dubai & Abu Dhabi), Projects Prestige (Doha), CPO Forum (New Delhi & Mumbai, Hotelier India Summit (Mumbai) and Purchase Connect (Chennai).

About HPMF Founder – Nitin Nagrale                                                                                       

Nitin Shankar Nagrale is currently working with Foodlink Restaurants India Private Limited as Vice President Materials. He is the first person in the world to have completed the CERTIFIED HOTEL PURCHASE MANAGER Certification Course from American Hotel and Lodging Education Institute (AHLEI). He has a rich experience of over 22 years in managing procurement and supply chain procedures. Beginning his career with Taj Mahal Palace & Towers he has vast experience working in leading brands. These includes  Taj Lands End (The Regent Mumbai), Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Jet Airways, Radhakishna Offshore, The Westin Mumbai Garden City, Sofitel Mumbai BKC and the upcoming The Chedi Mumbai (formerly Radisson Blu Plaza Mumbai) Director Materials.

Educational assets of founder HPMF                                                                                                                                                                 Nitin has completed his hotel Management from IHM Mumbai and completed his graduation in Commerce from Mumbai University. He has obtained Diploma in Materials Management from IIMM Bangalore. He has also completed his Masters in Marketing Management from prestigious Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai.

Awards & Accolades of founder HPMF

  • Jury Award for Exemplary Contributions to the Profession at Indian Hospitality Awards 2017.                                                                                    
  • Face of the Future by India Hospitality Awards 2016.                         
  • Procurement Leader of the Year 2016 Award at Hotelier India Summit in June 2016 and Excellence in People Development Award from CPO Forum in July 2015.                   
  • First “Business Manager of the year 2001-2002” and recognized as “Best Manager on Duty” at The Regent Hotel Mumbai.                                   
  • Awarded with “Certificate of Appreciation” for successfully opening of the Grand Hyatt Mumbai, The Westin Mumbai Garden City and Sofitel Mumbai BKC.                        
  • Among the finalists in “Best Procurement Manager Year Award” from Hotelier India In 2010 and in 2016.

Written by Sitaram Mewati

First time in Mumbai: Relish Bunts Food Festival in Holiday Inn

Sudhir Pai – Executive Chef of Holiday Inn Mumbai cheering up for Bunts food
Sudhir Pai – Executive Chef of Holiday Inn Mumbai cheering up for Bunts food

First time in Mumbai a peculiar and unusual cuisine with the Bunts food is launched exclusively at Saptami Restaurant in Holiday Inn hotel Mumbai International Airport.

Sudhir Pai – Executive Chef of Holiday Inn Mumbai who hails from Mangalore region, has created a distinctive coastal cuisine from Southwest Karnataka. Authentic buffet dinner  offerings like, Kori Rotti, Pulli Munchi, Yeti Ghassi, Bunt Chicken Curry, Ghee Roast, Kori Sukka, Kori Kachpu, Basele Kudu Ta Gasi, Manoli Chana-a-Jadina, Sambhar, Saar, Kudu Saar,Neer Dosa, Idli, Pundi and many more. You can also indulge in an assortment of frenshly grounded flavorful chutney’s including Mango, Podi, Prawn, Bollingee, Red Chili, Nungel Meen and similar are made available.

The entire ambience is created in typical South indian style. The Saptami is decorated with traditional elements of décor including, banana leaves, aroma of marigold flowers, tiger masks amongst other things. The staff are wearing traditional Lungi and Shirt to make it perfect combination.

Chef Sudhir Pai says “The most striking quality of the Bunts cooking is the sheer amount of grinding it involves. Coconut is used in oil, milk and grated form in pretty much every dish. The amalgum of flavourings, Tamarind or Kokum, Chilli or Pepper gives every dish its own tang”. So delight your evening and enjoy a memorable lip-smacking meal.

Bunts Food Festival                                                                                             

Where: Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport                                               

Venue: Saptami                                                                                         

When: Ongoing till 20th August                                                                        

Timing: 07 pm to 11:30 pm                                                                               

Buffet Price: Rs. 1399 plus taxes                                                          

Reservations:  9004617824

Written by Sitaram Mewati

Thane Guardian minister Eknath Shinde launched Digitised signed land record abstarct

Eknath Shinde PWD and Thane guardian minister (fouth from left) launching digitally signed land record substract (7/12). Also seen Dr. Mahendra Kalyankar - Collector of Thane district (third from left) with other dignitaries and officials from Thane Collectorate and Thane Zilla Parishad
Eknath Shinde PWD and Thane guardian minister (fouth from left) launching digitally signed land record substract (7/12). Also seen Dr. Mahendra Kalyankar – Collector of Thane district (third from left) with other dignitaries and officials from Thane Collectorate and Thane Zilla Parishad

Revenue and forest department of Thane distict organised “Digital India Land Recod Modernisation” programme on Independence Day at office of the Collector Thane. Under the programme distribution of abstact of digitially signed Land Record (7/12) inauguration for public ceremony was held.

 

The event was inaugated by attended by PWD minister Eknath Shide who is also a guardian minister of Thane and Dr. Mahendra Kalyankar – The Collector of Thane, other dignitaries, officials from Collector and Zilla Parishad of Thane.

Written by Sitaram Mewati

Two arrested at Chennai airport for smuggling gold worth Rs52.6 Lakh from Kuala Lampur

Confiscated Gold by Chennai Airport Custom officials weighing 1.8 kgs
Confiscated Gold by Chennai Airport Custom officials weighing 1.8 kgs

High alertness and enhanced networking by Chennai customs to curb gold smuggling and other illegal activities has tuned out to be fruitful. Nearly 1.8 kgs of gold valued at Rs. 52.6 lakh was recovered from two person at Anna International Airport, Chennai on Friday August 11th 2017. Based on specific information of likelihood of smuggling of gold, custom officer’s from Custom’s Air Intelligence unit kept strict vigil on Air Asia flight No AK 013 which arrived in Chennai from Kuala Lampur.

Gold smuggler Baghurudeen Shek Kadar Patcha, aged 51 who arrived by Air Asia Flight No. AK 013
Gold smuggler Baghurudeen Shek Kadar Patcha, aged 51 who arrived by Air Asia Flight No. AK 013

The customs officials apprehended a passenger namely Baghurudeen Shek Kadar Patcha, aged 51, who disembarked from Air Asia flight. The customs officials trailed him as he was walking in suspicious manner. The custom officials who were following him right from the aircraft to aerobridge, seen him transferring a packet to a person who was walking right behind him. The person who collected packet from passenger later identified as D Maniknandan, an employee BVG Company. Both passenger and BVG staff were taken in to custody immediately for further investigation. The BVG Company is assigned a contract for maintenance and other services of the Chennai airport.

D Maniknandan, an employee of BVG Company
D Maniknandan, an employee of BVG Company

D Maniknandan after receiving packet from passenger observed that he was being followed by custom officials, tried to escape by taking de-tour. The customs officials caught him red handed in the corridor, before immigration area and was questioned extensively. On investigation, he was found that he was holding airport entry pass issued in the name of D Maniknandan and working as Escalator Monitoring person, employed with BVG India Ltd.

On physical search of Maniknandan, 1.8 kgs of gold valued at Rs. 52.6 lakhs was recovered from his possession, confiscated by custom officials. The gold which was found wrapped in black colour adhesive tape was hidden in left hand side pocket of his trouser. The gold was in the form of 1 kilo bar and three cut-bits weighing 800 grams. The gold bar has swiss marking “PAMP SUISSE 1 KILO FINE GOLD 999.9”ESSAYEUR FONDEUR C 750785. The passenger Baghurudeen Patcha who carried gold with him from aircraft was also apprehended at the same time.

D Maniknandan, arrested BVG staff by customs officials revealed that he was supposed to deliver the gold to same passenger in the car parking area outside the airport. He was to exit through other than customs exit and meet him outside. Both accused are arrested and by customs and are cooling their heels behind the bar.

One of the senior custom officials on the condition of anonymity said “The Chennai customs is on high alerts as far as smuggling and other illegal activities are concerned. We have activated our sources and are determined to nail culprits. We are living no stone unturned to detect wrongdoing. We have enhanced our vigilance networks that are on high alert. The detection of gold smuggling is a result of high alertness and extensive networking. The matter does not end here, we will try to reach main culprits who are involved in smuggling and will take this case to its logical end “.

“The recovered gold is estimated to be worth Rs. 52.6 lakhs, he said, adding that further investigation was on.

It may be noted that BVG India limited is the largest integrated service company in India, based in Pune. The Airport Authority of India has outsourced the works of housekeeping, maintenance of lifts and escalators to BVG. As per BVG website they have leading clients all over India that includes Supreme Court of India, Reserve bank of India, AIIMS, CPWD, housekeeping and maintenance services at Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Chennai airports. They maintain over twenty places of worship across India, including Tirupati Tirumala, Shirdi Sai Baba, Nanded Gurudwara, and many others.

Written by Sitaram Mewati

15th August, 15 Venue: Celebrate India with five-star brunch

Photo Courtesy: Taj Group
Photo Courtesy: Taj Group

The fifteenth of August is the most important public holiday for Indian’s and everybody looks forward to celebrating this day. Enjoy classic food in various luxury hotels that will allow you the grand food festivities lined up for Independence Day.

Experience the perks of freedom with special buffet spreads and offers. This Independence Day you want a taste of the flavours of India then head to restaurants of your choice and budget.

Here are Mumbai’s prominent restaurants in with something special on offer. Sitaram Mewati has compiled few prominent places of Independence Day celebration for MUMBAI MESSENGER readers.

 

Pondichery Cafe - Sofitel Mumbai BKC
Pondichery Cafe – Sofitel Mumbai BKC

Sofitel Mumbai BKC

Venue: Pondichéry Café

Time: 12:00 noon to 04:00 p.m.

Exclusive dishes: Rajasthani Kadhi Pakoda, Baghara Rice, Nalli Nihari, Kolkata Kathi Roll etc.

Price: Rs. 3457 Non alcoholics, Rs. 4044 (Alcoholic), Rs.4867 (Champagne)

 Contact:  6117 5115

 

Tiqri - Taj Santacruz Mumbai
Tiqri – Taj Santacruz Mumbai

Taj Santacruz Mumbai

Venue: Tiqri

Time: 12:30 PM TO 3:30PM

On offer: Buffet Brunch consists of exclusive dishes like Subz Tandoori, Raan – e – Sikandari, Roganjosh Gravy, Ancho & Cilantro Chicken, Tex Mex Rice, Salsa Tomatillo, Thai Barbeque Sauce, Chilli Oyster, Hot Garlic Sauce, Assorted Indian Sweets, Litchi Mousse, Orange & Pistachio Gene (N), Belgium Chocolate Mud cake (V),White chocolate, strawberry curd, pistachio biscuit (N) and much more..

Price: Rs.2358 – Non alcohol package and 3538 alcohol package All inclusive

Contact: Neharika Chopra – 62115502

 

Citrus - The Leela Mumbai
Citrus – The Leela Mumbai

The Leela Mumbai

Venue: Citrus (All day dining)

Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

On offer: The brunch buffet will feature the culinary treasures of our incredible nation along with a wide display of International cuisine like Thai, Italian, Japanese, Lebanese and Continental.

Exclusive dishes on buffet:   Samosa Chaat, Green Peas Ghungra, Tricolor Dhokla, Khandvi, Patra, Bhatti ka Murgh, Baked Seafood Roulade with Tricolour Crust, Tricolour Gnocchi on Cheese Fondue. Dessert – Tirangi Burfi, Balu Shahi, Malai Chum Chum, Kaju Pista Roll, Badam Kesar Katli, Anjeer Patra, Angoori Halwa, Shrikand, Kala Jamun, Shahi Tukra, Trio of pannacotta, Boondi Gulab Jamun Cheesecake.

Live: Barbeque Pizza and Pasta station

Special offer: Special 15% Discount

Price: Brunch without Alcohol: Rs.2502 with Alcohol: Rs.3526

Champagne Brunch: Rs.4036

Note: Above Prices are after the 15% discount

Contact: 022 6691 1359/60

 

Earthplate - Sahara Star Hotel Vile Parle
Earthplate – Sahara Star Hotel Vile Parle

Sahara Star Hotel Vile Parle

Venue: Earthplate

Time: 12:30 pm to 03:00 pm

On offer: Live counters and dishes Seafood,variety of meat, vegetarian dishes desserts!

Dishes on buffet: Bhara Chop, Paneer Tiranga Tikka, Mutton Roghan Josh, Khade Masale Ka Paneer, Goan Prawns Curry, Kolhapuri Pandra Rassa, Amti, Macher Jhol, Veg Bhaja, Kothu Paratha, Jalebi with Rabdi.

Price: Rs. 1,947 All Inclusive Taxes.

Contact: Harish Dosad – Restaurant Manager 39807163

 

Seasonal Tastes - The Westin Mumbai Garden City (Goregaon E)
Seasonal Tastes – The Westin Mumbai Garden City (Goregaon E)

The Westin Mumbai Garden City (Goregaon E)

Venue: Seasonal tastes

Time: 12.30pm to 03.30pm

On offer: Live- Chef Selva – Travancore: 21 salutes, sambhar, Moru curry Kallapams and ghee roast action station. Live- Papa John’s BBQ grill, Tibetan Thupka soup station, Chacha Nazrool ka Gharelu Tandoor – Under the lamp Gwalia kebabs, Tri Colors mini idlis.

Special offer: 15% discount on Food and Beverage

Price:  2168.26/- all inclusive of taxes

Contact:  02267361801 / 9004496577

Activity: Live Demonstrations by “Indian mouth and foot Painting Artist”

 

Vista - Taj Lands End Mumbai
Vista – Taj Lands End Mumbai

Taj Lands End Mumbai

Venue: Vista

Time: 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Exclusive buffet: Live food counters, Harit Gobhi ka Ark, Anglo Indian Masala Chops, Gatta Curry, Tulsi Mirch ka Paneer Tikka, Awadhi Gosht Biryani, Mysore Pak, Soan Papdi, Ghevar, Kesar Petha, Balushahi

Price: Rs.1700 plus taxes

Contact: 6668 1234

 

Peshwa Pavillion - ITC Maratha - Sahar
Peshwa Pavillion – ITC Maratha – Sahar

ITC Maratha – Sahar

Venue: Peshwa Pavilion

Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

On offer: Flavourful journey of India’s proud gastronomic progress from independence till today.

Price: Non Alcoholic Rs.2354, Alcoholic Rs. 2964 (All inclusive)

Contact: 28303030

 

Grand Sarovar Premiere Goregaon West
Grand Sarovar Premiere Goregaon West

Grand Sarovar Premiere Goregaon West

Venue: 180 Degree Dining

Time: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

On offer: Over 180 items, including Soups, Starters, Live Station’s, Main course (Continental, Oriental & Indian) and Desserts.

Special offer: 25% Discount on the Brunch & Dinner Buffet for a group of 4 & above.

Price: Adult Rs 1345/- Kids (3yrs – 10 yrs) Rs 695/-plusTaxes

Contact: 022 3015 1362 / 9594971613

 

House of Asia - The Mirador Hotel - Andheri East
House of Asia – The Mirador Hotel – Andheri East

The Mirador’ Hotel – Andheri East

Venue: House of Asia

Time: 12: noon to 04:00pm

Exclusive dishes : kerala roast porkleg, indian scotch egg, martabaan chole, lamb musallam, Awadhi parda murgh biryani, awadi parda subz biryani, multani murgh

Special offer: 30% discount

Price: 1239 AI, after discount- 868/ AI

Contact: Pawan- 9702333522 – Faiz- 9594958880

 

Kebab Korner - Intercontinental Marine Drive
Kebab Korner – Intercontinental Marine Drive

Intercontinental Marine Drive

Venue: Kebab Korner

Time: 12.30pm – 2.45pm

Exclusive dishes: Makki Roti Tacos, Kakori Kebab, Tulsi Paneer Tikka

Price: a la carte pricing

Contact: 9323780822

 

The Square - Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach
The Square – Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach

Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach

Venue: The Square

Time: 12.30pm to 4pm

On offer: A variety of exotic dishes from across India such as  Dal E Sharhad, Tiranga  Pulao, Bhagat Singh Ki Pasand, Tiranga Roomali, Chicken Frontier along-with live counters and specially curated mocktails. Sweet treats – Tiranga Barfi, Lucknowi Zarda and much more.

Price: Rs. 2200 – Non-Alcoholic, Rs. 3000 – Alcoholic (+Taxes)

Contact: 6693 4444

 

The Bayview Restaurant - Hotel Marine Plaza
The Bayview Restaurant – Hotel Marine Plaza

Hotel Marine Plaza

Venue: The Bayview restaurant

Time: 12.30 pm to 03.00 pm

Exclusive dishes on buffet: regional dishes like chicken chettinad, Kashmiri mutton rogan josh, poriyal, Hyderabad biryani to amaravit curry, Kher sangria,Gujarati dal and more.

Special offer:Exclusive mocktail

Price: Rs.1775 all inclusive

Contact: 2851212 The Bayview

 

24/7 Restaurant - The Lalit Mumbai
24/7 Restaurant – The Lalit Mumbai

The Lalit Mumbai

Venue: 24/7 Restaurant

Time:12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

On offer: Tricolour Independence day theme

Exclusive dishes on buffet:Saffron,White,Chocolate,Mint Mousse,Bombaiyya Pulao, Tricoloured Gnocchi

Special offer: 25% Discount on Buffet

Price: 2271.50 All Inclusive (1750 Plus Taxes)

Contact:8451004250 – 6104 3123

 

Sudhir Pai - Executive Chef at Saptami
Sudhir Pai – Executive Chef at Saptami

Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport

Venue: Saptami

Time: 12.30pm to 4.00pm

On offer: PepperKozi rasam, Fish Kolivada, Aloo Dum Bengali, Tiranga Pulao, Salan, Malpua, Rosagulla, Ghevar and many more!

Special offer: Non- Alco. Rs 1399 – Alcohlic Brunch Rs. 1899 plus taxes

Contact: 9004617824

 

O22 Restaurant - Trident Mumbai BKC
O22 Restaurant – Trident Mumbai BKC

Trident Bandra Kurla

Venue: O22

Time: 12.20 pm to 3.30 pm

On offer: Executive Chef Ashish Bhasin and his team carved out exclusive dishes for Independence Day Brunch

Price: Rs. 2301 (All incl.)

Contact: Shobhit Nayar 919920595168

 

Masque Restaurant - Shakti Mills Lane, Mahalaxmi
Masque Restaurant – Shakti Mills Lane, Mahalaxmi

Masque Restaurant Mahalaxmi

Time:  7.30pm onward

On offer: A 12 course crafted meal.

Exclusive dishes: Chorizo, Aebleskivers, corn churros, Plum|Almond

Price: INR 5760

Written by Sitaram Mewati

U.S. Consulate Mumbai Celebrates U.S. Independence Day

Consul General Edgard Kagan welcomes the Chief Guest, Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sumit Mullick
Consul General Edgard Kagan welcomes the Chief Guest, Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sumit Mullick

Mumbai: Last night the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai held a belated celebration of the 241st anniversary of U.S. independence at a prominent city hotel in South Mumbai.  Chief Guest Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sumit Mullick joined newly-arrived U.S. Consul General Edgard Kagan in marking the special occasion.  The evening featured a “night of jazz” theme to celebrate the holiday, as well as mark 70 years of diplomatic relations with an independent India.

 

Reflecting upon the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-Indian bilateral relationship, Consul General Edgard Kagan said, “I am grateful to Mumbaikars for the incredibly warm welcome that I have received over this last week.  I am fortunate to arrive in Mumbai at a time when our bilateral relationship has never been stronger, and I believe that the U.S.-Indian relationship will continue to thrive based on our rich people-to-people relationships and our shared commitment to democracy, freedom, and common values.”

 

The event commemorated the adoption of the United States’ Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and the country’s 241-year history as the world’s oldest democracy.  As India is the world’s largest democracy, guests celebrated the common commitment to democratic values and freedoms and the shared future made possible through an ever closer U.S.-Indian friendship—or #USIndiaDosti.

 

The Consulate's Marine Corps detachment presents the colors to honor the United States and those who have served the country
The Consulate’s Marine Corps detachment presents the colors to honor the United States and those who have served the country

In honor of the United States’ Independence Day, a U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard rendered military honors to the United States and those who have served, followed by the Indian and U.S. national anthems sung a cappella by American and Indian employees from the U.S. Consulate.  In keeping with the event’s “night of jazz,” guests were treated to jazz music as they walked a red carpet while entering the venue, and to jazz standards performed by a band throughout the evening.

Written by Sitaram Mewati