New names for old streets

Old Street Name New Street Name
Apollo Pier Road Chhatrapati Shivaji Marg
Arthur Road Sane Guruji Marg
Apollo Street Bombay Samachar Marg
Andheri Versova Road Jaiprakash Marg
Azad Road Veer M Manekar Marg
Andheri Kurla Road Sir Mathuradas V Marg
Argyle (Part) Sant Tukaram Marg
Bhatia Baug (V T) Nagar Chowk
Ballard Road Shoorjee Vallabhdas Marg
Bastian Road Amrit Keshav Naik Marg
Bazar Gate Street Perin Nariman Street
Bellasis Road Jehangir Behram Road
Bombay Agra Road Lal Bhadur Shastri Marg
Bruce Street Homi Modi Street
Carnac Road Lokmanya Tilak Marg
Cadell Road Veer Savarkar Marg
Cruickshank Road Mahapalika Marg
Carnegy Road (Near Marinelines) Nathibai Thackersey Road
Central Avenue Marg Swami Dayanand Marg
Charni Road Rammohan Roy Marg
Chakala Street Sherif Devji Street
Chruchgate Street Veer Nariman Marg
Clark Road Keshavrao Khadye Marg
Duncan Road Maulana Azad Marg
Dougal Road Narottam Morarji Marg
Delisle Roa N M Joshi Marg
Dadar M Road (North) Dadasaheb Falke Marg
Dhobi Talao K Vasudeo B Fadke Choke
Dugall Road Narottam Morarji Marg
Eliphistone Circle Mahatma Gandhi Marg
Explanade Road P D Mello Marg
Frere Road (part) Ganpatrao Kadam Marg
Fergusson Road General Bhonsle Marg
Foreshore Road Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Flora Fountain Hutatma Chowk
Forbes Street Dr V B Gandhi Marg
Foras Road R S Nimbkar Marg
Fort Street Walchand Hirachand Road
Girgaum Road J Shankarseth Road
Ghodbunder Road S Vivekanand Marg
Grant Road M Shuakat Ali Road
Graham Road J N Herdia Marg
Gowalia Tank Road August Kranti Marg
Ghatkopar Mohul Road R Chembulkar Marg
Hornby Road Dr Dadabhai Nawrojee Marg
Horby Road Lala Lajpat Rai Marg
Huges Road Nayaymurti L Patkar Marg
Harvey Road Pandit Ramabai Marg
Haji Ali Chowk Vatsala Bai Desai Chowk
Home Street Charanjit Rai Marg
Haines Street Dr E Moses Marg
Harkness Road Jamnadas Mehta Road
Jacob Circle Gadge Maharaj Chowk
Juhu Lane C D Barfiwala Marg
Kings Circle Maheshwari Udyan
Lamington Road Dr A Nair Road
Lohar Street K M Sharma Road
Lohar Street N C Kelkar Marg
Lady Jamshedji Road Vithalbai Patel Marg
Linking Road N Subhash Bose Marg
Marine Lines Street Sir Dinshaw Mulla Marg
Medows Street Nagindas Master Marg
Mayo Road Bhaurao Patil Marg
Masjid Bunder Road Yusuf Meherali Marg
Military Road Jawaharlal Nehru Marg
Marine Drive Netaji Subhash Marg
New Queens Road Mama Permanand Marg
Napeansea Road Jagmohandas Marg
Parsee Bazar Street Syed Abdullah Brelvi Marg
Parel Groves Gate Road Samaldas Gandhi Marg
Portuguese Road Raosaheb S K Bole Marg
Wittet Road & Fort Street Walchand Hirachand Marg
Peddar Road Dr Deshmukh Road
Pali Danda Marg Ambedkar Marg
Queens Road Maharshi Karve Marg
Ridge Road Bal Gangadhar Kher Marg
Rampart Row Khushroo Dubash Marg
Sandhurst Road S V Patel Marg
Sion Circle M Laxmibai Chowk
Tardeo Road Jawjee Dadaji Marg
Tulsi Pipe Road Senapati Bapat Marg
Thakurdwar Road Dr Jaykar Marg
Victoria Road Sant Savtamali Road
Victoria Gardens Jijamata Bhonsle Udyan
Warden Road Bhulabai Desai Road
Worli Road Vir Savarkar Marg
Wittet Road & Fort Street Walchand Hirachand Marg
Waudby Road Hajarimal Somani Marg
Waterfield Road Ramchandra K Patkar
Wood House Road N Parjekar Marg

DY Patil Stadium

DY Patil Stadium is a cricket stadium at DY Patil Vidyanagar campus , Nerul , Navi Mumbai, India. The stadium has all the facilities of an international cricket stadium.. The stadium is designed by Hafeez Contractor. The stadium was officially inaugurated on the 4th of March 2008. It will also host few of the IPL 2008 season matches for Mumbai Indians team. 5 IPL matches of the IPL are scheduled to take place here.

The stadium also has other facilities including 9 tennis hard courts, 4 indoor badminton courts and an Olympic sized swimming pool. A unique feature of the stadium is the cantilever roof which eliminates the need for any supports thus providing the spectators with an unobstructed view of the match from any place within the stand.

The first IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Deccan Chargers held here was a great success with players both national and international terming it as the best stadium in India and amongst the best in the world with amazing facilities.

For busy Mumbaikars

Want a sandwich, The Kite Runneror a window seat for your Volvo ride to Goa? Now you get it all online. Malay Desai goes site-seeing to test whether you should sign up or simply press Alt+F4

   
Order food    

www.mealtree.com
Taking a cue from their daily food-ordering habits, citybased professionals Ashish Agarwal and his brothers conceptualised Mealtree. Albeit not a novel idea (many western cities, for example Durban, have centralised helplines and ‘menu directories’), Mealtree attempts to bring in all major restaurants and fast-food chains under one roof. UPSIDE: We placed an online order (rolls from Wraps and Rolls), and promptly got a call for confirmation. The delivery took the usual time it would have had we ordered directly. What impressed us was the user-friendly menus, where you can easily order from multiple places. There was also the option of mentioning exactly how spicy we wanted our chicken roll.

DOWNSIDE: We didn’t find McDonalds on the site and all items under Garcia’s were dysfunctional.
   
Look up a book    

www.librarywala.com
Our ‘time-less’ city life coupled with the love for books prompted IT professional Hiten Turakhia and his buddies to kickstart India’s first online circulating library last year. It is ideal for professionals with five-day weeks who tremble at the prospect of visiting a library or buying expensive books. UPSIDE: We shelled out Rs 2,398 (out of which Rs 500 was refunded because of a new special offer) to opt for a plan which gives three books per month, for a year. After ‘queuing up’ for The Kite Runner online late one night, we received it the next afternoon.

DOWNSIDE: Its collection is all-English. It won’t have Stephen King’s On Writing — which your nearby raddiwala may have. Nor will it have recently-published books (like Binoo John’s Entry from Backside Only) which your bookshops will have. Also, some popular books like Maximum City, which are always in circulation, may take longer to arrive.
   
Book movie, play or    concert tickets    

www.bookmyshow.com
Unlike some ventures of the Network18 stable, this one doesn’t seem like a strategic investment. In fact it is promoted by Bigtree Entertainment, an info-solutions provider. Good for us, we thought, since almost all the multiplex websites require boring registrations and bug you with emails forever.

UPSIDE: The portal also offers play and concert tickets. It is really simple now to make it to a play at Prithvi or Anoushka Shankar live. And we don’t even mind the extra charge. DOWNSIDE: We decided to test-drive Jodhaa Akbar and found that there were hardly any Fame cinemas on the list. Also, the site only accepted payments through credit card and not direct net-banking. However, it hurt most when they levied a Rs 15 ‘con’venience charge on each ticket. Why on earth should we pay that if the multiplex helplines were ready to book tickets via a phone call?
   
Book bus tickets    

www.redbus.in
This one, too, has an interesting history: it was born out of the frustration of a bunch of Bangalore-based IT professionals who always suffered before travelling due to overbooking and unpredictable schedules. Today, they’ve quit their well-paying jobs and their portal boasts of a tie-up with over 250 operators across India’s smallest towns.

UPSIDE: We pretended we wanted to head to Goa overnight, logged on and printed an e-ticket in no time. We also tried the delivery, which lived up to promise and was cheaper than it’s competitor. As for cancellations, they can be done online, 24 hours before departure. What’s most impressive? You can select the boarding point nearest to you after looking up the route online.
DOWNSIDE: If only they would let us select the movie to be shown en route! We won’t have to watch films like Partner.

No good!

www.ticketvala.com
We checked out another site – which lets you rents cars and book hotel rooms too, but found it’s not half as good.Ticketvala’s site promises more and delivers less (we’re still waiting for a call for a request we made last week). It charges more for delivery and cancels tickets only 36 hours before departure.

   
Grab a DVD    

www.clixflix.com
Mumbai’s cinema lovers have never had it better. Today, we have many international fests, a classic movie club and a just-launched world cinema channel. This portal is among many side-effects of a booming entertainment industry in India. It says its powered by ‘hardcore couch potatoes’, but we found it does little to encourage the movieviewing habit.

UPSIDE: Still looking…
DOWNSIDE: On registration, we found out that its online store stocks only DVDs. We regret this sorely, since Moser Baer sells VCDs at a throwaway 28 bucks! Secondly, they didn’t deliver on a Sunday and shockingly showed up zero results when we searched for common retro movies like Anand and Guide. All this, after a security deposit of Rs 2,000! Not worth your while, we say.

Better options

www.seventymm.com
It’s one of the better-known DVD rentals and deservedly so. It offers a million things for the film buff. It has an impressive regional-language stock and lets customers keep their DVDs as long as they want.Another DVD rental site, www.cinesprite.com, is as good and cheaper.

ECO-Housing

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) is launching the Eco-housing program to encourage environment sensitive residential development in the city. The Eco-housing assessment criteria lists down a number of measures to help quantify the environmental performance of completed projects. The criteria is applicable to new construction as well as for the retrofit projects (existing housing societies). A voluntary five star rating and certification mechanism developed around the Eco-housing assessment criteria encourages adoption of energy efficient and resource conservation measures.
The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has established an effective monitoring and verification mechanism for the certification of Eco-housing projects. The Administrative and Technical wing of the Eco-housing and Resource Conservation Cell (EHRCC) will evaluate, verify and rate Eco-housing projects. Developers need to pay a fee for certification of their and can download the registration form to join the programThe Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) will offer incentives to both developers and end user to popularize the program. The Eco-housing Yellow Pages provides a listing of service and technology providers to help in implementation.

MCGM Eco-housing Brochure

Eco-housing Assessment criteria: New Construction

Eco-housing Assessment criteria: Retrofit Project

Eco-housing Registration Forms: Retrofit Project

Eco-housing Registration Forms: New Construction

MCGM Eco-housing Yellow pages