Mulky Raghunandana Srinivas Kamath, a Manglorean, started
X as a shop located at Juhu Ville Parle Development (JVPD)
The journey started in his younger years, while assisting his
father, a fruit dealer, when he got his expertise in fruits. Later
on, while working with his brother who ran a chain of eateries
and served the same product as X, he learnt all about the
product. This powerful combination lead to the creation of X.
X has received wide acclaim and has also been featured in
the Limca Book of Records. It is now over 25 years in the
business and has over 70 outlets in the country.
X AND Y
X is an Australian author best known for his novel Y.
He is a former heroin addict and convicted bank robber, who
escaped from prison and fled to India.
Y is influenced from X’s real life event during his stay in
Mumbai. Y is commended by many for its vivid portrayal of
tumultuous life in Mumbai.
X’s fathers had humble beginnings as a dishwasher boy.
Through sheer hard work and keen business acumen, he
started his first restaurant at Byculla.
The growth of the group exploded after the efforts taken by its
current chairman, X. Under his guidance ‘X' became a
household name especially in Maharashtra & Gujarat with a
‘X' restaurant at almost every major junction of South Mumbai.
X’s chain of Orchid hotels has received several awards and
special praise for its Eco-design.
X’s autobiography in Marathi: ‘Idli, Orchid ani Me’ has also
received critical acclaim.
Chain of Restaurants
It is widely believed that Y decided to build X after being
refused an entry to Watson hotel as Y was an Indian.
Y then set up X in retaliation against this incident, deciding to
build X even grander than Watson, where Indians will not be
Y imported the same steel used in Eiffel Tower for X’s
Amongst many other things, X is famous for its central floating
staircase. It is also the first in India to operate a steam
The most popular side of X was in fact, built as its rear.
Although few decades ago, the rear was made the new front.
5 for X, 5 for Y.
X-THE TAJ MAHAL HOTEL
Originally supposed to be the rear
Steel was imported for the
Salsette Island is an island in Maharashtra state on India's
west coast. The word Sasashti (also shortened to Sashti) is
Marathi for "sixty-six", referring to the original "sixty-six
villages" on the island.
It is bounded on the north by a creek, on the northeast by a
river, on the east by a creek, on the south and west by sea.
How is this island better known to us?
COVERS THE MUMBAI SUBURBAN DISTRICT
AND THANE CITY
The pictures below depict Flora Fountain and a memorial.
In 1960, Flora Fountain was officially renamed as ‘Hutatma
Chowk’, meaning ‘Martyrs’ Square’.
The memorial depicts the statue of Martyrs with a flame.
Why was it renamed?
SANYUKTA MAHARASHTRA MOVEMENT
In January 1960, demonstrators were fired upon by the police
at Flora Fountain.
Around 105 people were shot down.
They were demonstrating for the partition of the State of
Bombay into Marathi speaking Maharashtra and Gujarati
speaking Gujarat, with Mumbai as Maharashtra’s capital.
Hence, ‘Martyrs’ Square’
The term X is a portmanteau derived from Bombay and Y.
However, unlike Y, X does not exist as a physical place.
Though some deplore the name, arguing that it makes it look
like a poor cousin to Y, X has its own entry in the Oxford
5 for X, 5 for Y.
WHERE HAVE YOU SEEN THIS IN THE CITY?
Points only for the specific answer
PREVIOUS AIR INDIA LOGO. ATOP THE AIR
INDIA BUILDING AT NARIMAN POINT
Sahitya Sahawas Colony in Bandra(E), is famous for being
the residence of many prominent personalities in Marathi
Literature. It was founded by Ananta Kanekar and PK Atre.
Jnanapith Award winner marathi poet Vinda Karandikar
resides here, as well.
However, it is much more well-known as the childhood
residence of someone else.
Every day thousands of people die. But still the world moves on.
Just due to one politician dead, a natural death everyone just
goes crazy.. they should know.
We are resilient by force not by choice. When was the last time
did anyone show some respect or even a 2mins silence for
Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Azad, Sukhdev or any of the people
because of whom we r free living Indians...respect is earned not
given and definitely not forced.
Today, Mumbai shuts down due to fear not due to respect!!!
SHAHEEN DHADA’S STATUS UPDATE AFTER
BAL THACKERAY’S DEATH
X started back in 1971, with a low budget of INR 5,000.
X was set up as a purely student-run non-profit organization in
X has had a legacy of organisers that include names like
Nandan Nilekani and many more.
The name X was inspired by Duke Ellington’s jazz
The color chosen to be representative of X is a fusion of Red
and Blue. Red for the warmth and passion of an artistic
adventure, blue for the originality of the rational mind, giving
the color, the symbol of creativity and intellectualism.
MARTYRS OF 26/11 ATTACKS
In 1990, the Government of Maharashtra appointed RITES and
Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick of United Kingdom to carry out
feasibility studies for the _______ to be operated on a toll
basis. RITES submitted their report in 1994 with the estimated
cost of project at Rs. 1146 crores . The Government of
Maharashtra entrusted the work of the construction of
_______-______ ___________ to MSRDC in March 1997 on
Build-Operate-Transfer basis with permission to collect toll for
The environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment
and Forests, Government of India was received on October
13, 1997. The Forest Clearance was received on November
The current Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings
system looks as follows:
PG- Parental Guidance suggested
PG-13 Parents strongly cautioned
__- Under 17 requires accompanying by a parent or adult
NC-17 No one 17 and under permitted
In modern architecture, an X is a large open space, often several
stories high and having a glazed roof and/or large windows, often
situated within an office building and usually located immediately
beyond the main entrance doors. They are popular with companies
because they give their buildings "a feeling of
space and light", but have been criticised by fire inspectors as they
could allow fire to spread to a building's upper stories more quickly.
X AND Y?
The Great Emperor X was a valorous king of the Ikshvaku
dynasty. He was born to king Dilīpa and his queen Sudakshina.
His name in Sanskrit means the fast one, deriving from his
chariot driving abilities. So celebrated were the exploits of X, that
his dynasty itself came to be known after him.
Y is a concept within Hinduism literally meaning "pastime",
"sport" or "play". In the dualistic schools of Vaishnavism, Y more
simply refers to the activities of God and his devotees, as distinct
from the common activities of karma.
_______ is a mythical bird with a colorful plumage and a tail of
gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some
legends). It has a 500 to 1,000 year life-cycle, near the end of
which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest
and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a
new, young ______ or _______ egg arises, reborn anew to live
again. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self.
It is said that the bird's cry is that of a beautiful song. In very few
stories they are able to change into humans.
WHERE HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?
Super MFG CO.
59-B, Mundhwa, Pune-411036,
WHAT ARE THESE?
Britannia and Co.
The ______ _______ ______ scheme, was brought in by the
Shiv Sena-BJP government with much fanfare. The scheme
had envisaged addressing the state's socio-economic problem
by allotting 6311 stalls to the 'unemployed' throughout the
state. The subsidised stalls in the scheme, the brainchild of
Sena-led government which started it on May 1, 1995, were
mostly owned by the Shiv Sainiks.
The stalls had invited a plethora of complaints right from the
beginning, as they failed to provide the ______ ______at the
stipulated Re1 - the price announced by Shiv Sena.
The Democratic Front government, immediately after coming
to power stopped the grants and scrap the scheme in April
WHAT IS BEING TALKED ABOUT?
It traces its history to the 1855, when four Gujaratis and one
Parsi would gather under banyan trees in front of Mumbai's
The location of these meetings changed many times, as the
number of such people constantly increased. The group
eventually moved to a more prominent location in 1874 and in
1875 became an official organization.
In 1956, it became the first of its kind in the country to be
recognized by the Indian Government under the Securities
Contracts Regulation Act.
In 1980 it moved to its present location.
Historically an ‘open outcry floor’ type, it switched to an
electronic system in 1995.
THE BOMBAY STOCK EXCHANGE!
Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers or as they’re
popularly known: BSE Towers
PERHAPS AN EVER INEXHAUSTIVE LIST. OF
M V Rak Carrier
SHIPS THAT HAVE CAUSED OIL SPILLS OFF THE
The overall project consisted of five parts, contracted separately
to accelerate the overall schedule.
Package I: Construction of a flyover over Love Grove junction
Package II: Construction of a cloverleaf interchange at the
intersection of the Western Express Highway and S.V. Road
Package III: Construction of solid approach road from the
interchange to the Toll Plaza along with a public promenade
Package IV: Construction of the central cable-stayed spans
with northern and southern viaducts
Package V: Improvements to Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Road
Package IV was the main phase, with the other packages
providing supporting infrastructure.
WHAT IS BEING TALKED ABOUT?
Castella de Aguada is not its proper name. Properly, it should be
called Castelo da Aguada, although it seems its Portuguese
builders actually called it Forte de Bandorá.
It was built by the Portuguese in 1640 as a watchtower.
The strategic value of the fort was enhanced in 1661 after the
Portuguese ceded the seven islands of Bombay that lay to the
immediate south to the English.
It lies over several levels, from sea level to an altitude of 24
metres (79 ft).
THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE ‘ABOUT US’
SECTION OF A COMPANY…
Mobond is a combination two words 'Mob' and 'Bond'. The name
suggests its aim is to 'bonding the mob' or 'bonding the angry
crowd'. Mobond is dedicated to build software products which will
be useful to masses. We regularly collects transit data from
Mumbai & Surrounding Area. Our aim is to provide updated travel
information to commuters. We have team of software
professionals which is dedicated to improve the mobile
applications and our servers. Our data management team is
dedicated to update travel information.
What does this company offer as its product?
X has a sheer vertical face and was formed when molten lava was
squeezed out of the Earth's clefts during the Mesozoic Era about 65
million years ago.
According to experts, this rare geological phenomenon was the remnants
of a ridge and had clusters of vertical columns in nearby area which were
quarried off two decades ago. These vertical columns are similar to
several others in USA.
X was declared a National Park in 1952 by the Central Government under
the Forest Act. In 2007, after years of lobbying by geologists, the hill was
declared a Grade II heritage structure by the Municipal Corporation of
Greater Mumbai (MCGM), and all quarrying and other activities around the
monument were prohibited. Over the period of time, X has faced severe
erosion problems too.
Atop X, two Hindu temples, set in a small garden, are accessed by a steep
5 FOR X, 5 FOR Y
X was one of the key members of Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti
which successfully campaigned for a separate linguistic state of
He was an activist, visionary and social reformer who idolized
Mahatma Phule and also anglicized his surname after the
Victorian author of Vanity Fair ,William Makepeace ________.
Y, X’s son, started off as a cartoonist and became arguably one
of the most iconic people in Mumbai.
X is the name used in the United Kingdom for a traditional Indian
snack which consists of a variable mixture of spicy dried
ingredients, which may include fried lentils, peanuts, chickpea
flour noodles, corn, vegetable oil, chickpeas, flaked rice, and
fried onion. This is all flavored with salt and a blend of spices
that may include coriander and mustard seed.
The term X comes from the Portuguese words meaning Holy
Cross. The name was that given to a church that existed on a
site on the western side of the X railway station. This former
parish church gave its name to the locality.
The church was constructed in the early 1930s. The parish
has around 14,000 parishioners with Fr. Abel as the present