Giant whales and octopuses floated serenely over the wide pebbled beach in Dieppe, Normandy. The blue-green Atlantic sea, flanked by sheer white cliffs on one side and a port on the other, made a beautiful setting for Le Festival International de Cerf-Volant de Dieppe, or the International Dieppe Kite Festival.
Jet Airways will enhance connectivity on the lucrative Dubai-India route by launching a fifth daily flight from Mumbai to the Gulf city from next month. The new service, scheduled to commence from October 14, will complement the four flights already being operated by Jet on the high demand Mumbai-Dubai route, the leading private carrier said in a release here.
After an initial hiccup while raising money for the air tickets, the all-women dahi handi team finally flew out in time for their performance at Times Square today One day after mid-day reported that an all-women dahi handi team invited to perform at New York, was unable to raise money to pay for air tickets, the female govindas finally flew to the US on Thursday night right on time for their performance at Times Square today. mid-day had reported that the 15-member team will be the first all-women govindas to perform at Times Square, and were handpicked from dahi handi mandals across Mumbai and Thane .
Touts at the domestic airport trick unsuspecting passengers into letting them drop them from their cars to the gate, barely a minute away, by claiming that using their services is mandatory; they charge anywhere between Rs 100 and Rs 500 for the 'service' It seems various groups of people are bent on making your flying experience in and out of Mumbai a nightmare just so that they can make a quick buck. First, there were the touts at T2, who were making passengers shell out $20 for using a trolley and then there were the auto drivers who were charging Rs 50-Rs 100 extra as an 'entry fee' for the international terminal.
MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena-BJP seemed to have come back from the brink on Friday. Signalling a thaw in the saffron equations, they resumed their seat-sharing negotiations after a gap of six days which had witnessed a show of brinkmanship on both sides.
With a daily toll collection of roughly Rs 1.57 crore, Mumbai Entry Point Toll Road Private Limited has already earned back the advance payment it made to MSRDC when it won the contract; has already earned Rs 2,032 crore till June 2014 If the information provided on the website of Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation is to be believed, Mumbai Entry Point Toll Road Private Limited has collected a whopping Rs 2,032.41 crore from the time it won the toll-collection contract till June 2014. The toll plaza at Vashi, one of the five entry points under Mumbai Entry Point Toll Road Private Limited.
It has been a tradition with visiting Chinese leaders to meet the family of Dr Dwarkanath Kotnis and President Xi Jinping followed it by meeting the sister of the famed physician and recalling the fine representative who gave his precious life in China. For the meeting, the Chinese Consulate-General in Mumbai specially flew Kotnis's 93-year-old sister Manorama, who is wheel chair bound, and her family to Delhi so that Xi could meet and felicitate her.
Traffic cops affix smart identity cards in 5,000 autos, using which a commuter can access the driver's details and forward it to friends and family in case of emergency Goaded by the recent incident wherein software engineer Swapnali Lad jumped out of a speeding auto at Wagle Estate in Thane after its driver changed the route and refused to stop, the traffic police department affixed 5,000 smart identity cards in autos for the safety of passengers. Traffic police officials and auto drivers display dummies of the smart identity cards that were installed yesterday.
The Dalai Lama is a huge charmer, knowing how to say things that will please an audience in his gentle avuncular manner. Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/ Rediff.com reports on Mumbai's encounter with His Holiness.
The world of art cannot function in a vacuum and just as significant as the artist, are gallery owners and collectors. Kekoo, Kali and Jehangir: Framing a Collection, an exhibition at Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, documents the symbiotic relationship between Kekoo Gandhy, founder of Gallery Chemould, Kali Pundole of Pundole Art Gallery and collector Jehangir Nicholson, as seen in the 1960s and 70s In the late 1960s, Bombay was a different entity.
Two years after breaking up, DJs Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso, two-third of the Electronic Dance Music trio, Swedish House Mafia, are back together as a new team, called Axwell / Ingrosso. They speak with Dhara Vora ahead of their concert in the city, next wee Q. You have been here solo when Sunburn started; then as part of Swedish House Mafia, and this time, it's just you and Sebastian.
Bollywood star Irrfan Khan talks to Helen Barlow about life after Pi and his latest breakout Indian hit The Lunchox. Irrfan Khan, the Indian star best known to Western audiences as the adult Pi in The Life of Pi now has another international arthouse hit with The Lunchbox .
NEW DELHI: Setting itself on a confrontation path with its oldest ally, BJP on Thursday gave Shiv Sena an ultimatum to agree on a seat-sharing formula for the coming assembly elections or face a break-up of the alliance. Having jacked up its demand for contesting 135 of the 288 seats, which has been rejected by Shiv Sena, senior BJP leaders have communicated to Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to decide by this evening whether his party was willing to conform to a mutual and respectable seat-sharing formula.
There are concerns the building has already been scouted to carry out an attack using automatic firearms, similar to the one carried out in 2008 in Mumbai, India. The Mumbai attacks involved 12 separate incidents combining the use of guns and bombs over four days, and were orchestrated by terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Many Kashmiris, Hindu and Muslim, know the story of Jalodbhava , a demon who once terrorised the people of Satisar, a great lake of unified legend, which supposedly once sprawled across what is today the Valley of Kashmir. The flood in Kashmir has turned to reality not just Satisar but Jalodbhava, said writer Basharat Peer to the Hindi newspaper Amar Ujala earlier this week.
Members of the Ohio State community are set to meet with international leaders in global health, but the meeting won't be anywhere near Columbus. That event - the Health Sciences Innovation Conference and Trade Show - is set to take place in Mumbai, India, and cost approximately $1 million, including funding, accommodations and events, said co-chairman of the conference Dr. Chandan Sen, associate dean of the OSU College of Medicine.
The much talked-about 'islanding' scheme for Mumbai is a distant goal at this stage, with neither of the two power generation companies which have plants in the city having any plans to increase capacity or construct more facilities. The islanding scheme proposes that in event of a grid blackout, as was seen in the July 2012 outage which cut power to states in north India, Mumbai can be cut off from the grid, thus isolating it from the effects of a large outage.
India-China summits invariably feature elements of fanfare, surprise and uncertainty - and President Xi Jinping visit promises to be no different. Both sides will, first, be straining to ensure that the visit in no way pales in comparison to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Japan.
Paintings by one of India's most important modern artists go under the hammer in New York on Wednesday , highlights in a booming market for Asian art featured this week. Paintings by Indian artist Gaitonde are seen on display at the Bonhams auction house in New York on Sep 15, 2014.
Good to know that the figures contemplated by hunky, deep-sea diving director, Homi Adajania, are to do with the box-office this time. According to sources, his newest offering, 'Finding Fanny', has exceeded all expectations at the box-office, registering a whopping weekend collection of Rs 19.9 crore across India , and 1.71 million US dollars worldwide.
A 26-year-old advocate, who was being stalked and harassed by a 44-year-old man over several months, got him arrested after taking a photograph of him making obscene gestures at her. The woman told the police that he would routinely follow her and make obscene gestures.
The crime branch has invoked the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act against four men arrested for allegedly plotting to kill a Mumbai-based journalist at the behest of a fugitive gangster . The court has remanded them to police custody till September 25. According to the police, the gangster had directed them to kill the journalist for disparaging him in a newspaper report.
Indian Bollywood film actors Arjun Kapoor and Deepika Padukone attend a promotion of the English/Hindi film 'Finding Fanny' in Mumbai. One of Bollywood's leading actresses was all the buzz this weekend when a leading Indian newspaper tweeted a story, not about her just-released film or even gossip, but about her cleavage.
President Pranab Mukherjee and his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang at a delegation level talks at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam on Monday. Photo - PTI Hanoi: Strategically important oil and gas cooperation and extension of a $100 million credit by India for defence purchases are among the seven pacts inked between India and Vietnam as they called for freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, a remark that could irk China which has been claiming territorial sovereignty over the high seas.