Bus Day is an awareness initiative by NMMT in assoication with the public transport app Zophop and GSF to promote the use of public transport among people. The bigger aim is to convince people from all strata of the society to start using public transport for their everyday travel. It is a call to all the citizens of Navi Mumbai to use public transport on 23rd Feb, 2016 for their getting about in the city.

What is so special about NMMT Bus Day?
Bus Day has been suggested by NMMT and a few other enthusiastic participants( Zophop and GSF ). The idea behind Bus Day is to observe changes which can be brought in the city trying to respect environment-traffic situation aiming to improve the health of individuals.

What should be done on Bus Day?
We should not use our private vehicles for one day. We should use public transport, walk a little more and plant trees.

Who are the people participating in Bus Day?
It is an event for all citizens of Navi Mumbai as well as for corporations around Navi Mumbai i.e., all individulas, companies, government organizatoins, auto-rickshaws, NMMT, Navi Mumbai Police…and everyone who lives in Navi Mumbai and cares for the environment of the city.

What is the responsibility of these participants?
Everyone has to either use or help others to use Public Transport. As an individual, do not use your cars for a day, use only Public Transport. Companies should permit all employees to come to the office by bus. Auto-rickshaws should take fair fare, the traffic police should manage the situation on road.

How can Bus Day be a success?
Bus Day will be a success if we see that the roads are not congested, there is less noise pollution on roads( read: no more honking), when we can see a change in traffic around us, if we cannot see smoke rings around street lights in night, if we can see winter fog instead of smog, if, in the night sky we can see the stars clear and bright.Bus Day has been planned on 23rd February 2016. On that day we request you to leave your personal vehicles behind and JUST TAKE A BUS to commute!

To get real-time information of buses on this special day, kindly use this app.

5th International Jazz festival – An exhilarating experience

The atmosphere at Nehru park was nothing short of magical.  As you entered the garden you noticed, among the dim colorful lights hidden in the green grassy bushes, people of varied nationalities had turned up for the event. 

I was getting bored over the weekend when a push notification on this app I use told me about the Jazz festival being held in Delhi. I was perplexed because this event wasn’t publicized all that well. I did a little research and found out that this is an event organised by the Government of India, more specifically the Indian Council for Cultural relations.

11072122_10206088754959212_794981576_n The crowd in the rear was a very laid back one.  People had brought their picnic baskets and coolers with their blankets and also pillows in a few cases. From family outings to wine bottles being uncorked over candlelit dinners to people swaying to the music, all that jazz was the background score for their evening.


As I moved towards the stage I encountered the more serious crowd. Chairs had been put up in the front section. The stage, the on-stage lights, the sound system were surprisingly very good.

Musicians from so many countries like France to Italy to Spain to Israel to our own India performed over the 3 day festival. For a person who is used to metal concerts a jazz concert was refreshingly different. The beautiful soulful music was one to lose yourself in.

There was this instance where two people from a trio of musicians from Hungary didn’t turn up because of commute issues. Undeterred, the single performer from the trio first performed solo and then called upon the drummer from the Israeli group to jam with. What followed next was the bliss of creation on music. To top it all off this festival did not have any kind of an entry fee.

This jazz festival was a very pleasant introduction to the finer things in life, best enjoyed with a glass of fine wine.

Prashant Tambey was kind enough to spare us a few words for this incredible experience he had.  Mr Tambey is a Mechanical engineer by profession and a traveler – guitarist otherwise.  He also designs and sketches  – here is a very beautiful sketch of Scarlett Johansson. If you are keen to discuss about travel in the southern, western and northern parts of India you can connect with him here.

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Delhi Photo Festival


And they want your work – no matter who you are and where you’re from.
All info below and on their website : www.delhiphotofestival.com
Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, 15th April 2015How to Apply?

Link to submission guidelines (we suggest that you should go through guidelines thoroughly before filing out the form): http://www.delhiphotofestival.com/#!submissions/c1vce

Online application form: http://submissions.delhiphotofestival.com/?q=node%2F36

To download offline form: http://media.wix.com/ugd/d2706a_cd0880cb11174f4fae1ad5eafe5717be.pdf

(Download, print, fill up, sign and then scan the form and email the same along with a zip folder of your low-res images)

Note to Students: We will hold a special exhibition of Students’ work this year. Same form will be used. Fill up your details under Profession-Student category and upload a scan/copy of your ID card.

Dates: Friday, October 23 – Friday, November 6 2015

Venue: India Habitat Center, Lodi Road, New Delhi

To reach: To find directions and other relevant information it is advised that you download this app.

5th International Jazz Festival, starts Friday, Nehru Park

Get away this weekend by attending the International Jazz festival – a treat for your eyes and ears. Held in the scenic lush green lawns of Nehru Park the festival brings together bands from across the world, as well as home-grown acts that use traditional Indian instruments to play jazz.

The event, which is free of charge, will showcase performances by musicians and bands over three days from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

You can carry your own recreational add-ons but of course you already know that.


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