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Vulcan Earrings

If Nature didn’t give you lovely pointed ears, accentuate what you have with these earrings that will accelerate any Vulcan male’s seven year itch. Raja Gondkar, a designer in Mumbai, won a fashion award for these bridal earrings. Link -via When Geeks Wed

Just On a Walk With My Monkey

From redditor Daviddesousa we get this beautiful picture of a girl walking her monkey. There isn’t much information out there about the picture, its location, or the girl, but people of the internet seem to think it is Mumbai. I have always wanted to go to Mumbai, or well India in general. Anyone [...]

Indrani and Her Palace

Model and photographer Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri leads a charmed life of luxury, fame, and jet-setting. Yet she turned her 300-room ancestral mansion in India into a school for poor children, with special emphasis on boosting the potential of girls. Attacking this problem has been a lifelong pursuit, Indrani says. To that end, she recently shot a short [...]

Aquaria Grande has pools on its balconies

The Indian city of Mumbai seeks to have the first apartment buildings with pools in place of balconies. Some call it ingenius, others call it an archi…

Car Horns for the Demanding Standards of Mumbai Drivers

If you’re going to drive in Mumbai, you’ll have to be tough. And you’ll have to drive a car that will endure the challenges of that city’s roads and traffic. Mumbai drivers, apparently, honk their horns a lot. Enough that standard car horns on European cars aren’t up the job. That’s why German carmaker Audi [...]

Today Would Have Been Freddie Mercury’s 65th Birthday

Farrokh Bulsara was born on this date in 1946. In honor of the Queen frontman, here’s a list of 10 things you might not know about him that Stacy originally wrote in 2008. 1. He designed the Queen emblem (AKA the Queen Crest) himself, thanks to a degree in art and graphic design from Ealing Art [...]

Skateboards as Rendered in the Woodcarving Tradition of Mumbai

Tobias Megerle asked woodcarvers from Mumbai who use traditional forms to try their hands at making skateboards. He explained: “The very first time I drove past I was magically attracted to the carved wooden objects in Mahim, all the open workshops, the woodcarvers sitting on the floor with their traditional tools, working on their items, the [...]

The Cheapest Taxi Rates in the World

The blog The Price of Travel assessed the average rate for a 3-kilometer taxi ride in one hundred cities. The editors observed that, with some exceptions, taxis were almost the same level of automotive quality worldwide. Higher-quality cars did not necessarily correlate with higher rates. These were the ten cheapest rates: $0.90 – $1.58 Delhi, India $0.97 – [...]

Billion Dollar Home

Think that housing prices are outrageous? Check out this billion (yes, you read that right: $1,000,000,000) house owned by India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani: Need to cool off after the stressful drive? Of course there’s a swimming pool and yoga studio. Or, by some accounts, an ice room to escape the Mumbai heat, infused with man-made [...]