Monday, September 30, 2013

BIRLA SCHOOL, KALYAN Birla College Road, Kalyan

BIRLA SCHOOL, KALYAN


Birla College Road, Kalyan

Website: www.birlaschoolkalyan.com
 
HISTORY: The co-educational school is managed by Kalyan Citizen’s Education Society. It was founded in 1998 by Basant Kumar Birla, chairman of BK Birla Group of Companies, and his wife Dr Sarala Birla.

UNIQUE FEATURES: It has a 6-acre campus with facilities for martial arts, aerobics, football and others. The school is known for sports. This year, 53 out of 82 students scored more than 90% in Class 10. “We want our children to not only learn, but also develop their personalities. We strive to create a safe, homely environment. Students feel free to communicate with teachers. ” — RANJNA JANGRA, principal

Highest ratings for: Selection process Academic rigour
Value for money

Board: Class 12 — CBSE

Annual fee: R 45,000 to R 50,000

Students strength: 1,902 boys and girls

Student-teacher ratio: 30:1

NL DALMIA HIGH SCHOOL Srishti Complex, Mira Road (East)

NL DALMIA HIGH SCHOOL

Srishti Complex, Mira Road (East)

Website: www.nldalmia.co.in 

HISTORY: The school was started in 1991 by philanthropist Niranjan Lalji Dalmia. He chose Mira Road because the suburb did not have good English medium schools.

UNIQUE FEATURES: The school follows thematic study — an interdisciplinary approach to education. It conducts regular workshops and hobby classes for students. The school gives accident and medical insurance to all students and staff. “We consistently aim to nurture all facets of our children’s personality, focusing on their unique intellectual, social, physical and creative potentials for lifelong learning.” — SEEMA SAINI, principal

Highest ratings for: Selection process Academic rigour
Value for money

Board: Class 10 – ICSE, Class 12 — ISC

Annual fee: R 31,800

Student strength: 2,250 boys and girls

Student-teacher ratio: 24:1

RYAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, KANDIVLI 90 Feet road, Asha Nagar, Kandivli

RYAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, KANDIVLI


90 Feet road, Asha Nagar, Kandivli

Website: www.ryaninternational.org

HISTORY: Ryan International Group of Schools started its first CBSE school in the northern region of Mumbai in 2006. In its first year, the school offered admission up to Class 7 and has added classes since.

UNIQUE FEATURES: The school provides facilities such as ‘smart’ classrooms, media education, health awareness workshops and online communication platforms to help students hone their skills. “Through a set of academic and co-curricular activities, we nurture global citizens who are not merely informed, but educated in the true sense to create an identity of their own. ” — ANJALI BOWEN, principal

Highest ratings for: Selection process Academic rigour
Value for money

Board: Class 12 — CBSE

Annual fee: Till Class 10 ` 30,000 to ` 65,000

Student strength: 2,650 boys and girls

Student-teacher ratio: 40:1

SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL National Highway 8, Dahisar (East)

SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL


National Highway 8, Dahisar (East)

Website: www.sisindia.net
HISTORY: The school was established in 2005 with a vision to be a global school. It is among the few boarding schools on the periphery of Mumbai. UNIQUE FEATURES: It has day boarding, weekly boarding and term boarding facilities on a 10-acre campus. The primary section weaves in the curriculum of the Ministry of Education, Singapore. “SiS has a studentcentered, multicultural and safe-learning environment aiming at the holistic development of a child, which is embedded in humanistic values. ” — KAISAR DOPAISHI, principal

Highest ratings: Teachers Academic rigour

Teacher-student relationship

Board: Till Class 6 — IB PYP, with Singapore curriculum, Class 7 to 10 — IGCSE, and Class 11 and 12 — IB

Annual fee: R 6,50,000 (residential students)

Student strength: 500 boys and girls

Student-teacher ratio: 10:1

CHILDREN’S ACADEMY, MALAD BL Muraka Marg, Malad (East)

CHILDREN’S ACADEMY, MALAD


BL Muraka Marg, Malad (East)

Website: www.children-academy.org
 
HISTORY: Vasudev Bhat, a former civic education inspector, established the school in Malad in 1970. The school got its building in 1986 and has since added two branches.

UNIQUE FEATURES: Technology is the school’s forté. It has TVs, computers and projectors in every class. It has many clubs such as nature, literature and general knowledge clubs. The school’s hockey team has excelled at various competitions. “We believe in cohesive education and give due importance to all aspects of education — curricular and co-curricular. I share this success with our hard-working staff and dedicated students. ” — ROHAN BHAT, principal

Highest ratings for: Teachers Selection process Value for money

Board: Class 10 — ICSE, SSC

Annual fee: ICSE R 25,000; SSC R 13,000

Students strength: 3,937 boys and girls

Student-teacher ratio: 30:1

SACRED HEART SCHOOL, KALYAN Murbad Road, Kalyan, Thane district

SACRED HEART SCHOOL, KALYAN

Murbad Road, Kalyan, Thane district

Website: www.sacredheartschool.in

HISTORY: The school was established by CC Anthony in 2001. His son Albin Anthony is the school administrator and runs it now. It is a pioneering eco-school that aims to mould ‘green warriors’.

UNIQUE FEATURES: The 11-acre campus includes a cricket and a football ground, basketball and badminton courts, a gymnasium and a swimming pool. The school also has three auditoriums, six laboratories and IT-enabled classrooms. “We focus on the allround development and prepare children to face the outside world. Our students have won national-level competitions in sports. We are equally serious about academics.” — CASENDRA MENDEZ, principal

Highest ratings for: Teachers Selection process Value for money

Board: Class 10 — SSC

Annual fee: R 30,000

 Student strength: 2,544 boys and girls

Student-teacher ratio: 20:1

NES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Malabar Hill Road, Mulund (West)

NES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL


Malabar Hill Road, Mulund (West)

Website: www.nesinternational.org
 
HISTORY: NES International School, Mumbai, is one of 47 institutions founded by the National Education Society, established in 1983 for students from all socio-economic backgrounds.

UNIQUE FEATURES: Indoor cricket, indoor basketball, indoor skating, swimming, adventure sports, paramilitary training, yoga and meditation are offered. The school has psychologists and special tutors. “’We are committed to the cause of working for the children’s future. We feel they are sent to our institution by god and they should be well-taught and moulded to face tomorrow’s world. ” — R VARADARAJAN, principal


Highest ratings for: Teachers Academic rigour Selection process

Board: IB — PYP, MYP and diploma, CIE-IGCSE, AS and A-level

Annual fee: Ranges from R 60,000 for the playgroup to R 4,00,000 for IB

Student strength: 435 boys and girls

Student-teacher ratio: 20:1

GUNDECHA EDUCATION ACADEMY

GUNDECHA EDUCATION ACADEMY


Thakur Village, Kandivli (East) Website: www.gundechaedu.org 

 
  HISTORY: The school was established by Paras and Mamta Gundecha in 2004. It aims to provide quality education at an affordable price. UNIQUE FEATURES: It is the first ICSE school in the state to get an accreditation from the Quality Council of India, NABET. The school does not conduct exams till Class 8. Students take the ASSET test, which gauges their overall performance. It gives students individual attention. “The true outcome of education is a rounded personality, who can apply the knowledge and inputs given in school to real life. If learning happens, any exam can be passed, including the exam of life. ” — SEEMA BUCH, principal

Highest ratings for: Teachers Academic rigour Selection process

Board: Class 10 — ICSE, Class 12 — ISC

Annual fee: R 55,075 (on an avg)

Student strength: 2,500 boys and girls

Student-teacher ratio: 22:1

The 10 best schools in the Mumbai city

The 10 best schools in the Mumbai city 

CAMPION SCHOOL

SMT SULOCHANADEVI SINGHANIA SCHOOL
   
HIRANANDANI FOUNDATION SCHOOL, THANE
   
JAMNABAI NARSEE SCHOOL 

Mumbai NORTH ZONE School 2012

Billabong High International School, 
 
Thane Children’s Academy, 
 
Malad Gundecha Education Academy 
 
Hiranandani Foundation School, Thane 
 
NL Dalmia High School 
 
Ryan International School, Kandivli 
 
Sacred Heart School, Kalyan 
 
Singapore International School 
 
Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School 
 
Thakur International School

BOMBAY SCOTTISH SCHOOL, MAHIM

BOMBAY SCOTTISH SCHOOL, MAHIM


“The Bombay Scottish School has several facilities for art, craft, music as well as physical education. The school also has regular club activities, outdoor games and workshops.” — MELANIE CHANDRASHEKAR, principal
Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim Website: www.bombayscottish.in
 
 
Highest ratings for: Sports Selection process Teachers Board: Class 10 — ICSE, Class 12 — ISC Annual fee: ICSE 48,000; ISC 70,000 Student strength: 3,307 boys and girls Student-teacher ratio: 24:1
 
HISTORY: In 1855, a group of Scottish missionaries began the Bombay Scottish Orphanage School. In 1976, the name was changed to Bombay Scottish School. The main school building is a colonial-style structure, declared a heritage site. UNIQUE FEATURES: . The school has several clubs for students such as the nature club, numismatics club, rifle club and adventure club. It was awarded the trophy for the best co-ed school in Mumbai this year from the MSSA. Most students travel by school bus.

THE CATHEDRAL AND JOHN CONNON SCHOOL

THE CATHEDRAL AND JOHN CONNON SCHOOL


“We try and give our children every possible opportunity to be the kind of people they can be. It is important, in this day and age, to focus on emotional quotient as well and that is an area we are pushing.” — MEERA ISAACS, principal
6, Purshottamdas Marg, Fort Website: www.cathedral-school.com

 
Highest ratings for: Teachers Academic rigour Selection process Board: Class 10 — ICSE, Class 12 — ISC Annual fee: 90,000 Student strength: Around 2,000 boys and girls Student-teacher ratio: Between 10:1 and 38:1 (depending on the class)
 
HISTORY: The Anglo Scottish Education Society was founded in 1860 and later became The Cathedral and John Connon School. In its early years, the school was closely associated with St Thomas’ Cathedral, from which it takes its name. Cathedral became co-ed in 1965. UNIQUE FEATURES: Cathedral was the first school in the country to hold a Model United Nations (MUN), now in its 17th year. It has one of the oldest school choirs in the city. The school has digitised all classrooms recently.

PODAR INTERNATIONAL, SANTACRUZ

PODAR INTERNATIONAL, SANTACRUZ


“To sustain our high standards, we go by our mission statement, which says we prepare our children as global citizens with the right skill sets for the 21st century. We maintain standards through continuous professional development of our staff.”— VANDANA LULLA, principal
Saraswati Road, Santacruz Website: www.podarinternationalschool.com
 
Highest ratings for: Teachers Selection process Teacher-student relationship Board: Class 10 — IGCSE, Class 12 — IB, A-level Annual fee: 1,50,000 Students: 2,000 boys and girls Student-teacher ratio: 10:1 to 12:1
 
HISTORY: In 1927, Anandilal Podar, a businessman who ran cotton mills, founded the Podar group of schools. Mahatma Gandhi was the first trustee of the Anandilal Podar Trust. UNIQUE FEATURES: The school has a strong focus on inclusive education. It admits students with special needs and has facilities for them. The school emphasises digital education — iPads, laptops and interactive boards are available for students, and there is wifi access on the school premises.

UDAYACHAL HIGH SCHOOL

UDAYACHAL HIGH SCHOOL


“Udayachal schools have always focused on quality education. Teaching–learning should lead to an amalgamation of heart, hand and mind. We aim towards moulding students into harmonious individuals. We strive to shape our students as engineers of change.” — REKHA PANDEY, principal
Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli (East) Website: www.udayachal.com
HISTORY: Udayachal schools were established in 1955 in the Godrej Welfare Centre with the primary aim of providing quality education to the children of Godrej employees. UNIQUE FEATURES: The school is ISO – 14001 certified and has received the International School Award conferred by the British Council. Secondary section students have been participating in the Seeds of Peace programme in the US for four years. The school has many programmes to make students environment-conscious. Highest ratings for: Teachers Value for money Academic rigour Board: Class 10 – SSC Annual fee: Not disclosed Student strength: 2,705 boys and girls Student-teacher ratio: 16:1

DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, NERUL

DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, NERUL


“The motto of the school, ‘Service Before Self’ has always propelled the teachers to urge the students to move forward with the simple ideology of always more and always better. We believe in grooming our students to unite to form the global world.” — SRAVANI RAO, officiating principal
Sector 54, Nerul Website: www.dpsnavimumbai.org
 
Highest ratings for: Teachers Academic rigour Selection process Board: Class 10 and 12 — CBSE Annual fee: 47,550 Student strength: 3,500 boys and girls Student-teacher ratio: 25:1
 
HISTORY: The Navi Mumbai branch of the Delhi Public School, one of the largest schooling groups in India, opened in 1996. The Delhi Public School Society is a not-for-profit organisation, whose schools are affiliated to the CBSE board. UNIQUE FEATURES: Students participate in various national level competitions including the Olympiads. Around 54% of students who gave the Class 10 exam and 44% of those who appeared for Class 12 exams scored more than 90%. Many were awarded the CBSE Merit Certificate at the All-India Level.

DHIRUBHAI AMBANI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

DHIRUBHAI AMBANI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL


“We are delighted that, for the second year in a row, we have been ranked the No. 1 school in Mumbai in the HT Top Schools Survey. We have just completed 10 years and this accolade comes as a tribute to our commitment to build a happy school. ” — NITA M AMBANI, founder and chairperson
Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East) Website: www.da-is.org
 
Highest ratings for: Teachers Academic rigour Social engagement Board: Class 10 — ICSE and ICGSE, Class 12 — IB Annual fee: Till Class 7 1,25,000; Classes 8 to 10 1,33,000 (ICSE), 3,20,000 (IGCSE); IB 6,25,000 Students: 1,058 boys and girls Student-teacher ratio: 7:1
 
HISTORY: The school was opened in March 2003 and is housed in a seven-storeyed building in Bandra. Nita Ambani, wife of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, is the founder and chairperson of the school. UNIQUE FEATURES: In 2013, two students received the prestigious Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarships to fund studies at the University of Cambridge. The school has initiated the DAIS Leadership Series and launched TEDxYouth@DAIS in 2013. In the past year, its students won 35 international-level awards.

CAMPION SCHOOL

CAMPION SCHOOL


“The school appreciates the importance of play and co-curricular activities in a pupil’s growth alongside their intellectual growth. We are committed to the philosophy that each member of the school community must have the opportunity to reach his full potential.” — PAUL MACHADO, principal
Cooperage Road, Fort Website: www.campionschool.in
 
Highest ratings for: Teachers Academic rigour Selection process Board: Class 10 — ICSE Annual fee: 53,000 Student strength: 767 boys Student-teacher ratio 35:1
 
HISTORY: The school was founded in 1943 by the Jesuits and named after the Jesuit saint Edmund Campion. The school started with 23 students in a rented ground floor space at New Marine Lines, before shifting to Wellesley House in January 1948. UNIQUE FEATURES: The school is equipped with 140 computers connected to an internal network of projectors in every classroom. Online concept-based testing in some subjects forms part of the assessment process. The school offers an optional extra-curricular programme for students from Classes 7 to 10.

SMT SULOCHANADEVI SINGHANIA SCHOOL

SMT SULOCHANADEVI SINGHANIA SCHOOL


“Singhania School strives to instill a culture of excellence in its students, with a global curriculum and a unique pedagogy developed in-house. We focus on developing a spirit of scientific inquiry and our students have won several accolades. ”— REVATHI SRINIVASAN, principal
JK Gram, Thane (West)

Website: www.singhaniaschool.org
 
Highest ratings for: Educational philosophy Attitude towards learning Breadth of vision 

Board: Class 10 — ICSE, Class 12 — ISC 

Annual fee: 35,000 

Student strength: 6,500 boys and girls 

Student-teacher ratio: 40:1
 
HISTORY: Gopalkrishna Singhania established the school in 1968 in memory of his wife Sulochanadevi Singhania. The school started functioning in 1969. It is located in Thane and has a 10.6-acre campus.

UNIQUE FEATURES: The school focuses on child-centered, innovative pedagogy. Till Class 4, it follows the thematic teaching pattern; students do not carry notebooks. From Class 4 to 7, they follow a ‘one textbook’ policy. The school aims to develop students’ research skills.

SMT SULOCHANADEVI SINGHANIA SCHOOL

JK Gram, Thane (West) Website: www.singhaniaschool.org
HISTORY: Gopalkrishna Singhania established the school in 1968 in memory of his wife Sulochanadevi. The school started functioning in 1969. It is located in Thane and has a 10.6-acre campus. UNIQUE FEATURES: The school focuses on child-centered, innovative pedagogy. Till Class 4, it follows the thematic teaching pattern. From Class 4 to 7, they follow a ‘one textbook’ policy. “We strive to instill a culture of excellence in our students, with a global curriculum and a unique pedagogy developed in-house. We focus on developing a spirit of scientific inquiry. ”— REVATHI SRINIVASAN, principal Highest ratings for: Educational philosophy Attitude towards learning Breadth of vision Board: Class 10 — ICSE, Class 12 — ISC Annual fee: ` 35,000 Student strength: 6,500 boys and girls Student-teacher ratio: 40:1

HIRANANDANI FOUNDATION SCHOOL, THANE

HIRANANDANI FOUNDATION SCHOOL, THANE


“Ours is an accredited school and believes in following the processes involved in continual improvement by adopting the latest methodologies in the teachinglearning arena. Our quest is to be in sync with the changing times yet reminding ourselves that our culture should stay inherent.”— NEELU LAMBA, principal
Hiranandani Estate, Thane Website: www.hiranandanischools.edu.in/thane/
 
Highest ratings for: Teachers Academic rigour Selection process Board: Class 10 – ICSE, Class 12 — ISC Annual fee: 48,800 Student strength: 2,728 boys and girls Student-teacher ratio: 30:1
 
HISTORY: Hiranandani, a group of property developers, set up various schools for residents of its townships. This school was established in 1999. UNIQUE FEATURES: The school has excellent infrastructure, including facilities for squash, basketball and football and its own swimming pool. Along with these, the school offers coaching in skating, taekwondo, chess and athletics. The school has organised several educational trips to places such as the Sunderbans, Bangkok, China and Dubai. It is fully equipped with smartboards.

HIRANANDANI FOUNDATION SCHOOL, THANE


Hiranandani Estate, Thane Website: www.hiranandanischools.edu.in/thane/
HISTORY: Property developers Hiranandani set up various schools for residents of their townships. This school was established in 1999.

UNIQUE FEATURES: The school has excellent infrastructure, including facilities for squash, basketball and football and its own swimming pool. It offers coaching in skating, taekwondo, chess and athletics. It is fully equipped with smartboards. “We believe in continual improvement by adopting the latest methodologies in the teachinglearning arena. Our quest is to be in sync with the changing times yet reminding ourselves that our culture should stay inherent.”— NEELU LAMBA, principal

Highest ratings for: Teachers Academic rigour Selection process

Board: Class 10 – ICSE, Class 12 — ISC

Annual fee: R 48,800 Student strength: 2,728 boys and girls

Student-teacher ratio: 30:1

JAMNABAI NARSEE SCHOOL

JAMNABAI NARSEE SCHOOL


“‘Excellence Through Endeavour’ is the school’s mission. The synergy of the management, teachers, parents and students of JNS is the essence of its excellence in every endeavour — academics, sports and performing arts. ” — SUDESHNA CHATTERJEE, principal
Narsee Monjee Bhavan, JVPD, Vile Parle Website: www.jns.ac.in
 
Highest ratings for: Teachers Academic rigour Selection process Board: Class 10 — ICSE, IGCSE, Class 12 — IB, ISC Annual fee: ICSE 40,000; IGCSE 1,20,000; IB 4,00,000 Student strength: 4,800 boys and girls Student-teacher ratio: 17:1
 
HISTORY: The school was set up in 1971 by Chatrabhuj Narsee, Pratap Narsee and Dharamshi Narsee. The Jamnabai Narsee School is named after their mother. It is currently managed by the board of trustees of the Narsee Monjee Educational Trust. UNIQUE FEATURES: The school has world-class infrastructure. Students have regularly topped the ICSE and ISC exams in Mumbai. The school also won a trophy for excellence for 2012-2013 from the MSSA. It has a resource centre for children with special needs.

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तिच्यात/त्याच्यात 'वाइफ/हजबंड मटेरिअल' नाही असं काहीतरी कारण सांगून पालकांना आदर्श वाटणारं स्थळ सरळ नाकारलं जातं. ही 'निवड' म्हणजे नक्की प्रकार तरी काय आहे?

राकेशचं लग्नाचं वय झाल्यानं त्याच्या घरचे मुली पाहाण्याचा सोहळा दर आठवड्याला ठरवायचे. त्याच्या राहाणीमानाला, स्वभावाला आणि आर्थिक संपन्नतेला शोभणारी मुलगी आई-वडील शोधून आणायचे; पण हा पठ्ठ्या पहिल्या भेटीतच सरळ नकार देऊन रिकामा व्हायचा. त्याचं कुठं प्रेमप्रकरण आहे का, हेही घरच्यांनी तपासून पाहिलं. हाती तसं काहीच आलं नाही. नंतर त्याच्याशी बातचित केली असता, पाहिलेल्या मुलींमध्ये 'वाइफ मटेरिअल' जाणवलं नाही, असं काहीसं भलतंच (घरच्यांच्या दृष्टीनं) उत्तर दिलं.

ते दोघं एकदम जिगरी दोस्त. कॉलेजमध्ये जाण्यापासून ते आउटिंगला जाईपर्यंत सगळीकडे एकत्रच असत. त्यांच्याकडे पाहून ते किती 'मेड फॉर इच अदर' आहेत, हे इतरांनाच जाणवायचं. त्यांच्या मात्र हे ध्यानी-मनी नाही. एकदा तिच्याच आईनं टोकलं असता, 'नाही गं, तो काही 'हजबंड मटेरिअल' नाही, फक्त खास दोस्त आहे माझा,' असं उत्तर तिनं देऊन टाकलं!

ही उदाहरणं काही कोणती गृहितकं नाहीत, तर तुमच्या-आमच्यातलीच आहेत. ऑफिस, कुटुंबीय किंवा मित्र-मैत्रीणींमध्ये असं एखादं तरी उदाहरण आपल्याला अवाक् करून जातंच. वाइफ किंवा हजबंड मटेरिअल म्हणजे नेमकं काय? तर, ती/तो चांगली आहे; पण लग्नासाठीचं 'मटेरिअल' तिच्यात/त्याच्यात जाणवत नाही असा साधा अर्थ घेता येईल. कालपर्यंत लग्नाचं नातं हे अपेक्षांवर ठरवलं जायचं. आता त्याला बहुधा 'मटेरिअल' हे नाव रूजू पाहातंय.

पालकांना हे उत्तर अगदी अनपेक्षित असलं, तरी मुलांची मात्र ती खरी प्रतिक्रिया असते. ज्याच्याशी किंवा जिच्याशी लग्न करून आयुष्याची गाठ बांधायची, ती व्यक्ती आपल्याला आतून तशी वाटत नसेल, तर काय करायचं? पुन्हा आजकाल पूर्वीसारखा दबाव नसतो. मुलानं किंवा मुलीनं नकार देणं हे वावगं समजत नाही. मुलीला नकार आला, की आभाळ कोसळत नाही आणि मुलालाही नकार येतो, हे मान्य झालं आहे.

लग्नासाठी अपेक्षांची यादी मांडताना होणारी बायको/नवरा चांगली मैत्रीण किंवा मित्र असावी अशी अपेक्षा ढोबळपणानं केली जाते. मात्र, कॉलेजमधला चांगला मित्र किंवा मैत्रीण जोडीदार म्हणून नको असतो, का तर त्याच्यात/तिच्यात 'मटेरिअल' जाणवत नाही!

अति सहवासामुळेच


काही वर्ष एकमेकांसह मित्र-मैत्रीण म्हणून एकत्र वेळ घालवल्यामुळे आतून-बाहेरून पूर्णपणे मुलं एकमेकांना ओळखत असतात. त्यामुळे एकमेकांतल्या कोणत्या गोष्टी नकोत, हेही कळलेलं असतं. म्हणूनच मैत्रीण किंवा मित्र म्हणून हवे असलेले ते दोघं एकमेकांना बायको किंवा नवरा म्हणून नाकारतात.

इतक्या वर्षांच्या ओळखीत किंवा लहानपणापासून एकत्र वाढले असतील, तर एकमेकांच्या खांद्यावर हात टाकून फोटो काढणं, ट्रेक किंवा ट्रीपला बाइकवर एकत्र जाणं, वाढदिवसाच्या दिवशी केक भरवणं वगैरे या गोष्टी अत्यंत रोजच्या होऊन जातात. त्यातून एकमेकांविषयी शारीरिक आकर्षण वाटेनासं होतं, जे नवरा-बायकोच्या नात्यात अपेक्षित आहे.

अलीकडे स्वतःच्या पायावर व्यवस्थित उभं राहिल्याशिवाय मुलं लग्नच करत नाहीत. एका विशिष्ट वयापर्यंत त्यांना परिपक्वता येते. तोपर्यंत त्यांच्या नवरा किंवा बायकोविषयीच्या कल्पना पुरेशा स्पष्ट झालेल्या असतात. म्हणूनही मुलं अलीकडे वेळीच मैत्रिणीला बायको समजण्याचा वेडेपणा करत नाहीत. हेच मुलींच्याही बाबतीत म्हणता येईल.

क्वचित कधी घरातल्या वातावरणाचाही परिणाम मुलांच्या होकारावर किंवा नकारावर होत असतो. उदाहरणार्थ, घरात आई वर्चस्व गाजवणारी असेल आणि बाहेर मैत्रीणही 'आत्ता कुठून आलास?', 'इतकं साधं कळलं नाही का?', 'माझा वाढदिवस कसा काय विसरलास?' यांसारख्या मुद्द्यावर हक्क गाजवणारी असेल, तर आईसारखीच बायको नको, म्हणूनही मैत्रिणीला नकार दिला जाऊ शकतो.

अतिकाळजी करणाऱ्या मैत्रिणीबाबत किंवा अति 'पझेसिव्ह' असलेल्या मित्राबाबतही हेच होऊ शकतं.



आस्था आणि प्रतिमेत बसणारा/री


मुलींना अजूनही रोमँटिक जोडीदार हवा असतो. पिढ्या बदलल्या, तरी भावना तीच असते. मित्र बऱ्याचदा काळजी घेणारा; तरीही प्रॅक्टिकल वागणारा असतो. त्यामुळे नवरा म्हणून असा मुलगा मुलींना नको वाटतो.

नवरा-बायको हे तसं बरंच पुढचं नातं आहे; पण एखाद्याशी आपली मैत्री जुळेल की नाही, हेही आपल्याला समोरच्या व्यक्तीच्या व्यक्तिमत्त्वाकडे पाहून लक्षात येतं. त्यामुळे कुणीही कितीही म्हटलं, तरी तुमचं दिसणं महत्त्वाचं असतंच.

एखाद्या विशिष्ट व्यक्तीलाच आपण पत्ता का विचारतो? काही व्यक्तींशी आपली तार का जुळते? तसाच काहीसा प्रकार एखादी व्यक्ती नवरा किंवा बायको म्हणून आवडण्याबद्दल होत असावा.

'क्लिक' होणं म्हणजे एखाद्याविषयी आस्था वाटणं आणि अर्थातच मग ही आस्था आपल्याला भावी जोडीदार म्हणून एखाद्या व्यक्तीविषयी वाटते किंवा नाही, हे पाहिलं जातंच.

प्रत्येकाच्या मनात नवरा-बायको या नात्याविषयी काही विशिष्ट कल्पना असतात. समोरच्या व्यक्तीला त्या कल्पनांशी नेहमीच ताडून पाहिलं जातं. आपल्या कुटुंबाच्या व्याख्येत ती व्यक्ती बसते का, वगैरे विचारही केले जातात. त्यामुळे एखादी व्यक्ती 'हजबंड मटेरिअल' किंवा 'वाइफ एलिमेंट' नसण्याविषयी आपण बोलतो.

- गौरी कानिटकर, मॅरेज कौन्सेलर

तुम्हाला काय वाटतं?


तो किंवा ती आवडत असली, तरी तिच्यात/त्याच्यात लग्नासाठी 'मटेरिअल' जाणवत नाही. याला विरोधाभासी व्यक्तिमत्त्व म्हणायचं का? या 'मटेरिअल'ची नेमकी व्याख्या काय? लग्नासाठी स्वभाव, आर्थिक सुबत्ता, रंग आदी गोष्टी मिळत्या-जुळत्या असताना केवळ त्याच्यात/तिच्याच 'मटेरिअल' वाटलं नाही, हे सांगणं म्हणजे मानसिक गोंधळ असल्याचं लक्षण आहे का?

किंवा, त्याच्या बाजूनं विचार करायचाच झाला, तर 'मटेरिअल' नावाची भावना खरंच अस्तित्त्वात असते का आणि लग्न ठरवण्यासाठी ती 'मॅटर' करते का?

... असे अनेक प्रश्न. वाचकहो, तुम्हाला काय वाटतं? काय असतं हे 'वाइफ' किंवा 'हजबंड मटेरिअल'? अपेक्षांहून त्याची व्याख्या वेगळी आहे, की स्थळ नाकारण्यासाठी घेतलेली पळवाट आहे? ही भावना खरंच मनात असते का? तुम्हाला त्याचा अनुभव कधी आलाय का?

New title The Signature Of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert (Bloomsbury)

New title The Signature Of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert (Bloomsbury)




Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Price
Rs. 599.00
ISBN-13
9781408853917
ISBN-10
1408853914
Language
English
Edition
1st
Binding
TradePaperback



About the Book: The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilberts first novel in twelve years is an extraordinary story of botany, exploration and desire, spanning across much of the 19th century. The novel follows the fortunes of the brilliant Alma Whittaker (daughter of a bold and charismatic botanical explorer) as she comes into her own within the world of plants and science. She stands on the cusp of the modern, with one foot still in the Enlightened Age, and she is certain to be loved by readers across the world.
5 January 1800.
At the beginning of a new century, Alma Whittaker is born into a perfect Philadelphia winter. Her father, Henry Whittaker, is a bold and charismatic botanical explorer whose vast fortune belies his lowly beginnings as a vagrant in Sir Joseph Bankss Kew Gardens and as a deck hand on Captain Cooks HMS Resolution. Almas mother, a strict woman from an esteemed Dutch family, has a knowledge of botany equal to any mans.
It is not long before Alma, an independent girl with a thirst for knowledge, comes into her own within the world of plants and science. But as her careful studies of moss take her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, the man she comes to love draws her in the opposite direction-into the realm of the spiritual, the divine and the magical. She is a clear-minded scientist; he is a Utopian artist. But what unites this couple is a shared passion for knowing-a desperate desire to understand the workings of this world and the mechanisms behind all of life.
The Signature of All Things is a big novel, about a big century. It soars across the globe from London, to Peru, to Philadelphia, to Tahiti, to Amsterdam. Peopled with extraordinary characters-missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses and the quite mad -above all it has an unforgettable heroine in Alma Whittaker, a woman of the Enlightened Age who stands defiantly on the cusp of the modern.
About the Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert is the acclaimed author of five books of fiction and non-fiction. She is most well known for her 2006 bestseller Eat, Pray, Love, which has sold over ten million copies worldwide and was made into a film starring Julia Roberts. Her short story collection Pilgrims was nominated for the PEN/Hemingway Award, her novel Stern Men was a New York Times Notable Book and The Last American Man was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent work, Committed, was a Number One New York Times bestseller. Elizabeth Gilbert lives in New Jersey.

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Bajirao Road, Budhwar Peth,
Pune-411 002
(020) 24473272/ 24485951
09820108356
saibookpune@yahoo.in, saibookpune@yahoo.co.in

55.
Salim H. Saboowala
New Taheri Apts, Plot no 6,
Flat no 303 Bohra Colony,
Marol Village, Andheri(East)
Mumbai-400 059
(022) 28213873
09869361237
09324441884
ssaboowalla@rediffmail.com, salimsaboowalla@gmail.com

56.
Shabdalaya Prakashan
‘Shabdalaya’, Near Idea Tower,
Ward No. 7, Shrirampur-413709
Dist. Ahmednagar
(02422) 210444
9822215099
shabdalaya@gmail.com

57.
Shailaja Prakashan
57-P, Kunj Vihar II,
Yashoda Nagar,
Kanpur-200 011
(0512) 2633004
08765061708
shailajaprakashan@gmail.com, ashutosh.04@rediffmail.com

58.
Shree Balaji Book service
218, Shukrawar Peth,
Akara Maruti Kopara,
Shinde Wada, Pune-411002
9421801127
8605706730
9822196815

59.
Sita Books and Periodicals Pvt Ltd
213, B-wing, Arjun Centre, Govandi Station Road, Govandi(East) Mumbai-400088
(022) 67973281/82/83
9833316037
info@sitabooks.com

60.
Star Book Service
Orchid Complex,
Shop No.110. First Floor,
1367 Sadashiv Peth,
Pune-411 030
(020) 66020281
9665046093
9890028345
diamond_books@hotmail.com, star_books@aol.in

61.
Sterling Book House
181, Dr. D. N. Road,
Fort, Mumbai-400001
(022) 22612521
22659599/ 9820101748
sbh@vsnl.com

62.
Sugava Prakashan
562, Sadashiv Peth,
Chitrashala Building,
Pune-411030
(020) 24478263
9422305059/515761
vilaswaghpune@gmail.com

63.
Swami Book House
Dreamland Building, Block No.5, B-Wing, 4th Floor, Boriwali-West,
Mumbai-411001
(022) 28985817
9920144545
9324781361
swamibookhouse@gmail.com

64.
Systems Sales
(020) 26111308
chadhasameer1@gmail.com
882, Botee Street,
Poona Ice Factory Compound,
Pune-411001
9822021968 Sameer
9890007413 Ranveer m
systems.sales1@gmail.com

65.
Technical Book Services
844, Dastur Meher Road,
Pune-411 001
(020) 26130281/3468
9823015855/9823216169
tecbook@sify.com

66.
The Book Company
S-3, Flat No.107,
Ganga Satellite, Wanawadi, Pune-411 040
(020) 30580011
26131214
9561111438
nitumh@hotmail.com

67.
The Forward Books
B 20/9, Lower Indiranagar,
Bibvewadi, Pune-411 037
(020) 24281581
9422304252/9028705905
theforwardbooks@gmail.com, theforwardbooks@yahoo.com

68.
The International Book Service
759/5, Decan Gymkhana,
Pune-411 004
(020) 25677405
9822038661
upend2002@yahoo.co.uk, dixit.upen@gmail.com

69.
The Word Book Shop
899, Boottee Street,
Near Camp Railway Reservation Centre, Camp, Pune-411 001
(020) 26133118
(020) 30580010
9370678113/14
wordbookshop@hotmail.com, thewordbookshop@gmail.com

70.
Today and Tomorrow’s Printers and Publishers
4436/7 Ansari Road,
Darya Ganj, New Delhi –110002
(011) 23241021
(011) 23242621
09810257496
ttpp@vsnl.net
ttppindia@gmail.com

71.
Unique Creation
A-wing, Fl No. 203,
Kumar Saket Co-Op. Society, Nr. Bhagini Nivedita Bank, Karve Nagar, Pune-411 052
(020) 24495503
8805983856
creationunique@ymail.com, creationunique@gmail.com

72.
Universal Book Service
27, Budhawar Peth,
Pune-411002
(020) 24455188
9422332659
universalbooks@eth.net, bpjuvale@gmail.com

73.
Universal Book Stall
Akshay Chambers,
216, Narayan Peth,
N C Kelkar Road, Pune-411 030
(020) 24451780/0976
9422332659
universalbookstall5@gmail.com, universalbookstall5@gmail.com

74.
University Book House (P) Ltd
79 Chaura Rasta,
Jaipur-302 003 (Rajasthan)
(0141) 2311466
2313382
9414046753
uni_bookhouse@yahoo.com

75.
Vaibhav Book House Pvt.Ltd.
Office No. C-1, 2nd Floor, Shakti Towers, 672 Narayan Peth, Appa Balwant Chowk,
Pune-411030
(020) 24456915
9922063795
9960630830
sales.vbh@gmail.com

76.
Vani Prakashan
4695, 21-A,
Daryaganj, New Delhi-110 002
(011) 23275710/3167
09011053214
09811053214
vaniprakashan@gmail.com
vani_prakashan@yahoo.com

77.
Varma Book Distributors
649, Narayan Peth,
Appa Balwant Chauk,
Pune-411 030
(020) 24450595/0148
9422017334
varmabooks@gmail.com

78.
Vibha Books International
11/A, Hauz Rani,
Ved Saini Niwas,
Malviyanagar,
New Delhi-110 017
(011) 26680450
30674550
09818840931
09868525200
08860904020
vbichauhan15@yahoo.com
vibhabooks@hotmail.com

79.
Viva Books Private Limited
Plot No.76, Service Industries, Shiravane, Sector-1, Nerul,
Navi Mumbai-400706
(022) 27721273/ 27721274
9819714158/ 8933936151
vivamumbai@vivagroupindia.net

80.
Yashodeep Publications
217B, Jori Niwas, Near Baba Bhide Bridge, Narayan Peth, Pune-411030
(020) 30253117
9850884175
9028736001
yashodeeppublications@gmail.com

81.
Zealot Book Agency
Shop No. 18, Asmita Garden 2,
Poonam Sagar Complex, Mira Road (East), Dist Thane, Mumbai-401107
(022) 265612520
9167077554
zealotbook@yahoo.com

Sunday, September 29, 2013

LIKE VIDYA, SALMAN TOO HAS TINTED GLASS?

LIKE VIDYA, SALMAN TOO HAS TINTED GLASS?

    Actors Ajay Devgn and Vidya Balan have been reprimanded by traffic police for the tinted films in their cars. Vidya sweetly pays the fine every time but has requested the cops to let her keep the tinted film because she cannot handle the harsh sunlight. As for Ajay, he bowled the cops over with his conscientiousness and had the tinted film removed immediately. The latest to join the bandwagon is Salman Khan, who was on his way to South Mumbai in his high-end vehicle.
    It is said that the traffic cops stopped the vehicle at the Worli exit for the light tinted film. But once they spotted Salman Khan in it, the sombre mood immediately changed and the actor was greeted with a wide smile. The cops reportedly took pictures with the star on their mobile phones. The cops allegedly let off Salman with a light warning. Salman-struck kya?

Salman Khan


Vidya Balan

Get dapper like Ranbir Kapoor

Get dapper like Ranbir Kapoor



    Just like the past six years, Ranbir Kapoor was working on his birthday this year too. The actor was busy promoting his latest film Besharam in the city and one of the stops he made was to launch the Besharam.IN collection by Indigo Nation. The men’s fashion brand from Future Lifestyle Fashion is the official style partner for the film. Inspired by Ranbir’s cool and bindass look in the film, the collection was launched in the presence of Kishore Biyani (Managing Director, Future Lifestyle
Fashion), Rachna Aggarwal (CEO, Indus League (a division of Future Lifestyle Fashion)), director Abhinav Singh Kashyap, Datta S Naiknavare
(Senior Brand Manager, Indigo Nation), Shibani Mishra (Chief Marketing Officer, Indus League) and producer Himanshu Mehra.
    The brand for the young and restless promises to deliver fast fashion for the young Indian dude — who always aspires to be in fashion and for whom looking hot is everything. He wants everything right here, right now. And
the brand is about engineering that change rather than embracing it.
    Speaking at the event, Kapoor said, “My look in the movie has a very vibrant, youthful and irreverent feel to it. This collection brings out the spirit of my happy-go-lucky character. Flaunt my look. Be bold, be besharam.” Talking about their association, Aggarwal said, “Ranbir is young India’s most sought after fashion icon. And our brand offers edgy fashion for the young Indian dude. It’s a perfect fit.”



Models during the show


Datta S Naiknavare, Shibani Mishra, Ranbir Kapoor, Rachna Aggarwal and Abhinav Singh Kashyap

FAMOUS LIGHTHOUSE DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD

FAMOUS LIGHTHOUSE DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD


POINTE-A-LA-RENOMMEE LIGHTHOUSE, CANADA This brick-red structure boasts of a museum right on top, which displays old artifacts in the keeper’s room.


PEGGY’S POINT LIGHTHOUSE, CANADA This classic red-and-white lighthouse is one of the most photographed structures in Atlantic Canada.


CAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE, USA This black-and-white striped structure is the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States of America.


LES ÉCLAIREURS LIGHTHOUSE, ARGENTINA Known popularly as the ‘lighthouse at the end of the world’, it is a tourist spot that's reached by boat.


AKRANES LIGHTHOUSE, ICELAND This lighthouse is set between the rocky terrain in Iceland, which has a volcanic landscape.


KULLEN LIGHTHOUSE, SWEDEN
Located atop a hill, this Swedish lighthouse is a popular hotspot in all of Scandinavia.


WIND POINT LIGHTHOUSE, WISCONSIN, USA This structure boasts of being one of the oldest and tallest lighthouses on the banks of the Great Lakes.


SAINT-TROPEZ, FRANCE This quaint little town on the French Riviera has gained popularity as a hotspot not just for its coastline but the lighthouse too.


UMPQUA RIVER LIGHTHOUSE, OREGON, USA This lighthouse has a museum adjacent to it, which also adds to its tourist appeal.

Prabhudheva turns storywriter in R...Rajkumar

Prabhudheva turns storywriter in R...Rajkumar


    The multi-talented Prabhudheva, who is considered India’s finest choreographer and dancer, was already an actor and director. We have now learnt that his upcoming film R...Rajkumar is an original story not only being directed by him, but a story that is written by Prabhu along with writing the screenplay jointly. Some people seem to be blessed with all the talent!

Prabhudheva

Chetan Bhagat’s Revolution 2020 to be adapted for screen

Chetan Bhagat’s Revolution 2020 to be adapted for screen



    Chetan Bhagat has once again teamed up with Disney UTV, this time for the screen adaptation of his latest bestseller Revolution 2020, to be directed by Raj Kumar Gupta. The novel, which revolves around the lives of childhood friends — Gopal, Raghav and Aarti — will be made into a drama film with strong roles for the three main leads. “It is an intense love story set against the backdrop of corruption in the education sector, which affects millions across the country. I can’t wait for the three characters to be cast and brought to life,” says the author, who earlier collaborated with the production house on Kai Po Che.
    Speaking about his decision to direct the movie, Raj Kumar says, “When I read the novel, I was quite moved. It is a very simple and heartfelt story about being young, being confused, being in love, getting corrupt… I am looking forward to writing and directing this book for the screen.”
    Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director, Studios, Disney UTV, adds, “We are excited to have played the catalyst in bringing Chetan and Raj Kumar together. Chetan had shared the draft of his book with us even before it was published and we instantly reacted to its cinematic potential. It has an incredibly wellgraphed storyline and the issues it deals with are those that today’s youth will instantly relate to and identify with.”
    The screenplay of the film is currently underway and is expected to go on floors mid-2014.

Chetan Bhagat, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Raj Kumar Gupta

प्रत्येक शके वर्षाचे नाव कसे ठरवले जाते Name of Shake Year How to decide? Hindu Calender

Name of Shake Year How to decide? Hindu Calender

प्रत्येक शके वर्षाचे नाव कसे ठरवले जाते हे सांगायचा हा अल्पसा प्रयत्न.
दरवर्षी शक संवत्सराचे नेमके नाव कसे ठरवले जाते? हे पाहण्यापूर्वी हिंदू पंचांगपद्धतीत कालगणना नेमकी कशी मोजली जाते ते उलट्या क्रमाने पाहूयात, म्हणजे हा ६० नावांचा गुंता सुटायला सोपा पडेल.

१ महामाया निमिष म्हणजे १००० शिवनिमिषे मानली जातात.
१ शिवनिमिष म्हणजे विष्णूच्या १००० घटिका
१ विष्णूची घटका म्हणजे १००० ब्रह्माची आयुष्ये
१ ब्रह्मदेवाचे पूर्ण आयुष्य म्हणजे ३६००० कल्पे
१ कल्प अर्थात ब्रह्मदेवाचा एक दिवस म्हणजे १४ मनु
१ मनु म्हणजे ७१ महायुगे
१ महायुग म्हणजे ४ युगे
१ कृत युग म्हणजे ४८०० दिव्य वर्षे
१ त्रेता युग म्हणजे ३६०० दिव्य वर्षे
१ द्वापर युग म्हणजे २४०० दिव्यवर्षे
१ कलि युग म्हणजे १२०० दिव्य वर्षे
१ दिव्य वर्ष म्हणजे ३६० संवत्सरे म्हणजे अथवा मानवी वर्षे
१ संवत्सर चक्र म्हणजे ६० वर्षे (संवत्सरे)
(ही माहिती पुराणांतून दिलेली आहे)

हे गणित लक्षात आले म्हणजे एका संवत्सर चक्रात येणार्‍या ६० वर्षांच्या ६० नावे का ठरवली गेलीत याचे उत्तर मिळते. नेमकी हीच ६० नावे का? याचे उत्तर मात्र माझ्याजवळ सध्या नाहिये. त्यावर कधीतरी सवडीने अभ्यास करुन लिहिन.

शके १९३४ चे संवत्सरनाम नंदन आहे. जे मी पुढील यादीत ठळक केले आहेच. एकदा ही ६० नावे माहिती झाली की पुढील वर्षाचे म्हणजे शके १९३५ साठी कोणते संवत्सरनाम असेल हे तुम्ही स्वतःच ओळखू शकाल smiley

६० वर्षांचे चक्र.

१. प्रभव
२. विभव
३. शुवल
४. प्रमोद
५. प्रजापति
६. अंगिरा
७. श्रीमुख
८. भाव
९. युवा
१०. धाता
११. ईश्वर
१२. बहुधान्य
१३. प्रमाथी
१४. विक्रम
१५. विश्व
१६. चित्रभानु
१७. सुभानु
१८. तारण
१९. पार्थिव
२०. व्यय
२१. सर्वजित्
२२. सर्वधारी
२३. विरोधी
२४. विकृत
२५. खर
२६. नन्दन
२७. विजय
२८. जय
२९. मन्मथ
३०. दुर्मुख
३१. हेमलम्ब
३२. विलम्ब
३३. विकारी
३४. शर्वरी
३५. प्लव
३६. शुभकृत्
३७. शोभन
३८. क्रोधी
३९. विश्वावसु
४०. पराभव
४१. प्लवंग
४२. कीलक
४३. सौम्य
४४. साधारण
४५. विरोधकृत्
४६. परिधावी
४७. प्रमादी
४८. आनन्द
४९. राक्षस
५०. नल
५१. पिंगल
५२. कालयुक्त
५३. सिद्धार्थ
५४. रौद्र
५५. दुर्मति
५६. दुन्दुभि
५७. रुधिरोद्गारी
५८. रक्ताक्ष
५९. क्रोधन
६०. क्षय

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