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This corporation has established a web of bus services from Mumbai to other towns and cities within the same and adjoining states. Destinations include Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Goa, Indore, Pune and Surat. The main terminal is located opposite Mumbai Central Railway Station. It is a popular means of transportation for many tourists as well as locals, as the ticket prices are very affordable and the service is dependable.
The YMCA provides accommodation for students and tourists from all over the world. It has ten branches all over Mumbai and has a presence in over 127 countries internationally. The hostel is for members only, but you can pay a temporary membership fee for three months to gain accommodation. The well-furnished rooms are clean and come with a telephone and a TV. The place also has an indoor sports facility and outdoor sports and recreation facilities. It also offers venue for conferences, lectures and seminars. The hostel does not accept credit cards; all payments have to be made in advance and in cash.
Since its inception in 1997, the Maratha Mandir's Babasaheb Gawde Institute of Technology has been educating tomorrow's IT professionals. In a country known for its IT schools and colleges, this institute has its work cut out for itself, with regard to the competition. But since it boasts the consistent success of its students in the final board examinations of the state year after year, one can be assured of the quality of education offered. Besides the academic aspect, the institute also gives prominence to the cultural aspect of education, and thus organizes various cultural events on a regular basis. Please see the website for more information.
The pioneer of western dance in India and also responsible for making Jazz and Salsa a part of the Indian performing arts, Shiamak Davar is "the" name making rounds in the Indian dance circuit. Having established a distinct identity for himself as well as his choice of dance against all odds, this charismatic personality has established the Shiamak Davar's Institute for the Performing Arts (SDIPA) to distribute his amassed knowledge and skills of the beautiful art. The institute has various centers across the country and a few abroad and offers a variety of courses for all age groups and all dance forms. Taking inspiration from the fact that Shiamak is now an acclaimed choreographer in the Hindi Film Industry, the institute also offers courses on the lines of that style. Visit the website for course and schedule details.
Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, founded in the seventies by Seth Lokoomal Chanrai who was a philanthropist and visionary behind medical science. Situated at Peddar Road this hospital has a view of the Arabian Sea. It provides excellent facilities for its patients and the research center works hard on finding cures and treatments for cancer and other such terminal illnesses. There are 364 beds in patient facilities spread across 13 air conditioned floors. Patient rooms have television, telephones, and bells to alert the nurses. 75 intensive care beds and state of the art operating rooms and equipment. It has all the necessary supportive services like Catering, Banking, Pharmacy, Social workers, STD & Fax, Ambulance and spacious air-conditioned waiting lounge within the hospital premises. Jaslok Hospital's has six specialty clinics, namely Hypertension clinic, Health Checkup Clinic, Ancillary clinics, Headache Clinic,Diabetes clinic, and Rheumatology Clinic. Besides these clinics there are numerous diagnostic services available like State-of-the Art 64 detector GE volume CT 102 x 36 Channel MRI Magnatom Trio, Gamma & PET Cameras, 2 Cath Labs, 3D / 2D – Echocardiography and non-invasive cardiac lab, Stress Test, Ultra Sonography,Digital subtraction Angiography, Digital X-Rays, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology, Hematology, Microbiology, Histopathology and Electron Microscopy, Biochemistry, Immunology, R.I.A. (Radio-Immunoassay) and Molecular Medicine & Genetics.
Udaan - School of Photography is a liberal institution where the faculty shares the same level of enthusiasm and passion for photography as the students. The courses it offers are beneficial for those who wish to pursue commercial photography as well as photojournalism. The students have access to on campus facilities like the library, computers and the studio. The school stays true to its name and helps its students spread their wings and fly.
This temple has been built to appease the goddess of wealth, Laxmi. Legend has it that an Indian contractor who was supposed to build a sea wall joining Malabar Hill and Worli at the end of the 18th century for the British, claimed that the goddess appeared in his dreams and asked him to build this temple at this site. Surprise suprise...a small statue of the goddess was unearthed from the ground, and so the area was declared a holy site. And this is where the contractor built his temple, which today is called the Mahalaxmi Temple. Believers come from all over the country to pay their respects here.
Sophia College For Women is one of the most iconic educational centers of the country, that has set exemplary standards in the field of women's education. Established in 1941 by the Religious Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the college was named after its founder St. Madeline Sophie Barat. The building belonged to the English East India Company and known as Somerset House, after Commader-in-Chief Sir Henry Somerset. The grand Victorian architecture is a treat to the eyes and the sprawling lawns are refreshing. The college offers a wide range of courses and educational programmes, with special importance on women empowerment. The college library has an enviable collection of books and journals and the canteen offers great food at subsidized rates. A well-equipped auditorium, the Sophia Bhabha Hall, stands at the entrance of the building, that is used for functions, conferences and other cultural events. Visit website for more details.
Breach Candy Hospital and Medical Research Centre is a very old name in the city's health service sector. With an esteemed reputation, the hospital is in fact known to have first performed historic procedures like Coronary Angioplasty, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Hysteroscopy in Mumbai. It is also the first to have installed a MRI machine in the whole country. Apart from being a pioneer in medical research and their applications, the hospital is very well-equipped, properly maintained and hygienic. Along with medication; it also provides for an emergency clinic, a blood bank and a pharmacy.
Backpackers and budget travelers in Mumbai can hire a scooter or bicycle from Premjis for all your in-city travel needs. These are popular forms of transport on the crowded lanes of Mumbai. Scooters are available for short and long-term buy back options on well-maintained and reliable scooters. Buy back scooters can be bought at a nominal rate depending on the vehicle and the duration of hire.
The Big Umbrella is a preschool as well as an activity center located in historic Gowalia Tank, this school is a paradise for juniors who are taught, educated, nurtured in innovate ways just to be prepared for the future, this school uses a different approach, technique to bright out the best in a small child, constant interaction is an added feature, apple seeds activity center where kids can learn different things, methods by doing activities which are knowledgeable and fun, this school is a blend of western culture, ways crafted as per our culture.
An initiative by Shaheen Mistri (CEO of The Akanksha Foundation), Teach For India is based on the model of Teach For America, a non-profit organization in America that works for providing better education throughout the country. With a large population, around 40% of which is illiterate, India has a long way to go in becoming a global power in the true sense. Recognizing this need, Teach For India has introduced a unique plan in which well-qualified professionals are placed to teach for a period of two years in various schools across the country. The organization has its headquarters in Mumbai, with an office in Pune. Contact for details on applications and further information.