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  • Top 5 Jewelry Stores in Navi Mumbai

    The festive season is here. It’s time to polish up those dusty necklaces, bangles and jhoomkas and rock the ethnic chic look! The days leading up to Diwali are also the most auspicious moments (spiritually of course, and also financially, thanks to great discounts) to buy Jewelry, invest in gold, or splurge on home appliances.

    If you’re searching for the perfect Diwali gift for a family member, boss or close friend, and want to go the traditional way to please Goddess Lakshmi, consider picking up an exquisite jewelry set. Here are some of Vashi’s best jewelry stores, where you can get great discounts and the assurance of purity.

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    Joyalukkas Jewelry

    Address: Platinum Technopark, Behind Raghuleela Mall, Bhagwan Mahaveer Road, Sector 30A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400703




    Hours: 10:30AM–8:30PM

    Phone: 022 2781 3500

    Goodwin Jewelers

    Address: Shop No.3, Satra Plaza, Phase 2, 400703, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400703

    Hours: 10AM–8:30PM

    Phone: 081087 44444

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    Chintamanis Jewelers

    Address: Sector 9, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400703

    Hours: 11AM–8:30AM

    Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri

    Address: Shop No. 26, 27, 28, Ground Floor, Shop No. 115 & 116 at First Floor, Nirman Premises Coop. Society Ltd, Plot No. 10, Sector No. 17, Vashi, Vashi, Maharashtra 400703

    Hours: 11AM–8:30PM

    Phone: 022 2766 2500



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    ORRA Jewelry

    Address: Palm Beach Road, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400703

    Hours: 11AM–9:30PM

    Phone: 022 2781 4875

     

    While jewelry makes a wonderful Diwali or wedding gift for your close ones, gold is also a great investment for the long run. The safest option is to invest in gold stocks, followed by bars or coins, and last comes jewelry. In either case, make sure to go for reputed jewelers, and always ask for a purity certificate.

    When it comes to such an expensive buy, staying safe and protecting your interests is the best way to go. Have a happy and glittering Diwali!

  • This Diwali Get Your Sweets from These Amazing Navi Mumbai Shops

    The aroma of delicious fried pooris and sugar syrup, gifts wrapped up in shiny paper, color and glitter all around…festivals are all about indulgence. And when better than Diwali, to say adios to your diet and gorge on boxes and boxes of yummy Indian sweets? From pedas to ladoos to jalebis, the list is endless, and mouth-watering too! Check out these famous sweet shops in Navi Mumbai that are known for their unbeatable desserts and sweets.

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    Sweet Bengal

    Known for – Panipuri, Jalebi, Dahipuri, Gulab Jamun,Chaat, Motichoor Ladoo, Samosa

    Address – Shop 18, Trimbak Tower, Plot 86, Sector 15, Palm Beach Road, CBD-Belapur, Navi Mumbai

     

    Image Credits – Justdial

    Bikaner Mithaiwala

    Known for – Indian mithai, kala khatta soda, bhelpuri

    Address – 6, Pooja CHS, Opposite Railway Station, Sector 7, New Panvel, Navi Mumbai

     

    Image Credits – kalchul.com



    Neelkanth

    Known for – gulab jamun, gajar halwa, motichoor ladoo, kaju katli, khandvi

    Address – Shop 9/10, Balaji Residency, Sector 15, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

    Image Credits – Rachana Singh’s weblog

    Punjab Sindh

    Known for – mango lassi, malai paneer, basundi, flavored milk, ras malai, masala milk

    Address – 3/4, Building 3, Sector 2, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

    Image Credits – Ollantay Centre

    Jhama Sweets

    Known for – Panipuri, Jalebi, Dahipuri, Gulab Jamun,Chaat, Motichoor Ladoo, Samosa

    Address – 69, Big Splash, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

     

    Go ahead, indulge your sweet tooth.

  • The Coolest Dance Academies In Navi Mumbai

    Festive season is here, and that means decking up, meeting family and friends, and dancing the night away. Brush up on your dance skills at one of these five academies in Navi Mumbai.

    Go ahead, get your groove on!

    Alistair’s Dance Academy

    Image Courtesy – Elegant Rumba

    Dance Forms Taught –

    • Bollywood Dance
    • Urban/Hip Hop/Contemporary
    • Salsa
    • Zumba
    • Russian Ballet
    • Belly Dancing
    • Gymnastics for kids

    Address – Satra Plaza, Shop No. 403, 4th Floor, Sector 19d, Vashi, Navi Mumbai,400705

    Contact Details91-2233126192

    Book herehttps://www.fitternity.com/alistair-s-dance-academy



    Nritya Studio

    Image Courtesy – KYnamics

    Dance Forms Taught –

    • Bollywood & Hip Hop
    • Belly Dancing
    • Salsa
    • Bachata & Kidzumba
    • Aerobics

    Address – Vashi Infotech Park, Shop No.3, Sec-30a, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, 400703

    Contact Details91-2233126187

    Book herehttps://www.fitternity.com/nritya-studio

    Fusion Elementz Dance Academy

    Image Courtesy – YouTube

    Dance Forms Taught –

    • Zumba
    • Hip Hop
    • Bollywood
    • Fusion

    Address:

    Nerul East – Shop no. 5 & 6, Lenyadri C.H.S, Near Ryan School, Sector 19A, Nerul East, Navi Mumbai- 400706

    Nerul West – 106, Kripa Sai, Plot: 376, Opp. SBI Bank, Sector 6, Nerul West, Navi Mumbai

     Contact Details – 91-67679937




     Book here – http://fusionelementz.com/contact/

     Terence Lewis Academy

    Image Courtesy – LBB

    Dance Forms Taught –

    • Hip Hop
    • Salsa
    • Ballet
    • Bharatnatyam
    • Kathak

    Address – Siddhivinayak Sabghagrah, Sambhaji Udhayan, Sector 9, Vashi, Navi Mumbai – 400703

    Contact Details – 91-2226325041, 91-9773543234

    Book here – http://terencelewis.com/

    Dancing Passions

    Image Credits – Harbour Front Centre

    Dance Forms Taught –

    • Breaking/B-Boying
    • Bollywood & Freestyle
    • Salsa & Ballroom
    • Contemporary

     Branches –

    • CBD Belapur
    • Nerul West
    • Nerul East
    • Vashi
    • Kharghar
    • Mankhurd Deonar

    Contact Details – 9833220134, 9833911784

    Book here – http://www.dancingpassions.com/dance-class-navi-mumbai-contactus.html

     

  • Twitter Doubles Character Limit For Tweets, In A Global Test

    The 140-character limit has long been a defining feature of Twitter, and has been a source of consternation for people almost as long. “Trying to cram your thoughts into a Tweet – we’ve all been there, and it’s a pain”, Twitter Product Manager Aliza Rosen said in a recent blog post. “We want every person around the world to easily express themselves on Twitter, so we’re doing something new: we’re going to try out a longer limit, 280 characters.”




    This long-awaited move is only for a select test group for now, and will later be rolled out for all Twitter users. However, this move that is being hailed as a game-changer, is restricted only to languages that are impacted by cramming one’s thoughts into 140 characters (that is all languages except Japanese, Chinese and Korean).

    Research has shown that it is easier to convey the same thought in fewer characters in languages such as Japanese or Korean, as opposed to English or Spanish that require more space to convey the same thought. This is illustrated below.

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    Here are 140 (left) and 280 (right) character Tweets in the timeline

    In order to make it easier for everyone around the world to express themselves on Twitter, the decision to double the character limit is under way. English writers will no longer feel constrained by the brief character limit on Twitter.




    Here are some funny responses Tweeple had to this news –

     

     

     

     

  • The Best Gyms In Navi Mumbai

    A thumping, pumping and busy lifestyle demands a fitness Gyms In Navi Mumbai. Navi Mumbai has a multitude of fine gyms, ranging from the budget-friendly ones with creaky machines, to the posh ones where trainers push you until you’re a puddle of sweat.

    Whatever your needs, you can find a gym that’s perfect for you, among the many, many options at Navi Mumbai. Gyms and IT Parks are the two things you can find at every corner in this city.

    So drag yourself off that couch, and get ready to work up a frenzy. Here are some of the best gyms around.



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    CrossFit Myden, Nerul

    Build your core strength with a CrossFit routine at Myden. They offer group classes, or personal training sessions, depending on what you need. You can also book ahead, and avail great discounts.

    Address: 5th Floor, D – Wing, Vashi Plaza, Sector – 17, Vashi, Navi Mumbai,400703

    Contact Details: +91-2233126203

    5 Fitness Goals, Kharghar

    5 Fitness Goals is more than just a gym. With Zumba, aerobics, power yoga, kickboxing and spinning classes on offer, you will never run out of things to do here. Break free from monotonous work-outs and come join 5 Fitness Goals.

    Address: 7, Mita Heights Plot No 51b, Sector 20, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai,410210

    Contact Details: +91-2233126189

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    Gold’s Gym, Vashi

    Popular the world over, Gold’s Gym has been in India since 2002, and offers trained professionals and personal trainers to take you from flab to fab. Oh, and hey, you’re likely to run into celebrities if you work out here! If that isn’t incentive enough, what is?

     Address: Raghuleela Arcade, Vishwaroop IT Park, Vashi, Navi Mumbai

    Phone: 2227810161 | 2227810162 | 2227810163 | 2261508000
     Email: vashi.mumbai@goldsgym.in



    Four Points Gym, Vashi

    A part of the hotel Four Points by Sheraton, the Four Points gym is everything a fitness enthusiast could hope for. Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and the best trainers, Four Points also offers training programs by celeb trainer Mickey Mehta. Find out about their various membership programs and exercise your way to an ultra-fit physique.

    Address: Plot No – 39/1, 6 To 15, Sector – 30 A, Navi Mumbai, Vashi, 400701

    Contact Details: +91-2233126200

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    Your Fitness Club, Kharghar

    YFC Kharghar is known for its expert trainers, well-designed regimes, cardio and strength training. If intense fitness is your thing, YFC is for you.

    Address: Hall No 3, Plot No-26, Bhoomi Tower, Above Café coffee Day, Next To Itm College, Sector-4, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra,410210

    Contact Details: +91-2233126184

  • Enjoy Lip-Smacking Delights At Jughead’s – Now At Seawoods

    Are your taste buds clamoring for some yummy grub at pocket-friendly prices? Food and comic lovers will be delighted to know that a new outlet of Jughead’s – The Unrestaurant, has just opened up at Seawoods Grand Central Mall, Navi Mumbai.



    jugheads, pop tates, navi mumbai
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    The brainchild of Mumbai-based restaurant consultant Rupinder Singh, Jughead’s and Pop Tate’s are out-of-the-box, wacky eateries that have sprung up all over Mumbai, and offer a fun, pop-art outlook to food.

    jugheads, pop tates, the unrestaurant
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    Visit Jughead’s for the eye-popping graffitied décor, and the filling, delicious food. Warm up your palate with some of Ethel’s famous soups, followed by Fabrina’s starters. As your entrée, dive into a pizza with the works, by Professor Slutefnood or one of Mooze’s sizzlers, and finish up with a Teaxly dessert (if you have the guts).



    food at jugheads, the unrestaurant

    For all Jughead fans with bottomless pits for stomachs, there are Juggy’s burgers and sandwiches, whopping enough to satiate even the largest* appetites.

    Go ahead, treat your tummy to some of Riverdale’s yummiest burgers, sandwiches and shakes.

     

     

    *Not applicable to Jughead Jones.

  • The Best Durga Puja Pandals in Navi Mumbai

    Finally, Pujo is here and we Bengalis can’t wait to start our pandal hopping stories. The sound of Dhak, Maa Durga’s Bhog with friends is bound to send waves of enthusiasm and of course the most mesmerising Duga idols are worth the watch!
    But if you are new to Navi Mumbai, you may want to know some of the best places to visit this Pujo, right? So, here’s a list of the best.



    The Powai Sarjobojanin Durgatsav:

    durgapuja, navi mumbai, puja pandal
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    The Powai Sarjobojanin Durgatsav is one of the most popular Durga Pujas in navi Mumbai. It organised by the Powai Bengali Welfare Association (PBWA). The grand pandal rambles across the Hiranandani Gardens in Powai and witnesses massive streak footfall throughout the festival. One cannot miss the Dhunuchi Dance competitions and performances by famous Bollywood celebs. The beautiful lights, music, programs everything in this Powai pandal leaves no stone unturned to transport you to Kolkata’s Durga Puja.



    The Vashi Durga Puja:

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    The 37-year-old puja of Navi Mumbai Bengali Association has occupied the Netaji Subhash sports ground in Vashi. The Durga puja is organised by the Navi Mumbai Bengali Association (NMBA) and is also one of the most popular Durga festivals in Navi Mumbai. Renowned artists from West Bengal come to increase enthusiasm in the people. This generates a big attraction in Navi Mumbai throughout the festive season.
    Bengalis in Mumbai along with many celebrities are nowhere behind when it comes to hail the Mahadevi. People and artists are making tremendous efforts to bring larger than life pandals to realty, just like it’s done in Kolkata.
    But don’t get disappointed and let’s celebrate togetherness this Pujo at Navi Mumbai!

     

  • Palm Beach Road or Calm Beach Road?

    A gorgeous, 10-km stretch of flawless gravel, Palm Beach Road stretches from Belapur to Pavane, connecting Vashi, Sanpada, Nerul and most of Navi Mumbai’s major neighborhoods. A far cry from Mumbai’s potholed, traffic-oozing roads, Palm Beach is a breezy delight, perfect for road trips or even your daily commute.



    Kudos to the Navi Mumbai government, for a project that citizens can take pride in. If only the BMC would follow suit. Sigh.

  • If You Love F.R.I.E.N.D.S This Is THE Place For You

    “Could this BE any cooler?” F.R.I.E.N.D.S fans can now head over to Central Perk 7 at Seawoods, and relive their favorite sitcom for an afternoon. Soak in the cool and laid-back aesthetic here, as you walk in, and be sure to take a snap perched atop the iconic orange sofa from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. The fun doesn’t stop there. The lower part of the café has been made to look just like Monica and Rachel’s apartment, while the upper half features a giant TV where you can catch reruns of the best show ever! That’s right, they run nothing but episodes of F.R.I.E.N.D.S all day long. How cool is that!



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    The menu features sumptuous steaks, pizzas and pasta, Joey-style! (That’s right, we don’t share food either). Go crazy with their colorful mocktails; pick from Fav Phoebe, Ms. Chanandler Bong, Joey’s Ooey Gooey, and more yummy delights.



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    What are you waiting for? Go ahead, make plans with that F.R.I.E.N.D.S. nut in your life (Oh don’t lie, we all have one), and spend an afternoon at Central Perk. (No Gunther here, sadly).

  • This Smart New City Will Catapult Navi Mumbai To Greater Fame

    The City and Industrial Developmental Corporation of Maharashtra Ltd. is planning a sustainable and smart city, NAINA, near Navi Mumbai. NAINA, or Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area, will be a modern and vibrant city, on par with international smart cities.




    Here’s where you can explore this project more thoroughly.

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