Manickpur Blog

RIP Suruchi Baug :-(

RIP Suruchi Baug :-(

Amar Mhatre writes about the ignorance that’s killing Vasai’s Suruchi Baug. Its time we ask a few questions on the rapidly dwindling Vasai ecosystem.

Aptitude-Tests

Aptitude Tests – 2013 – Update: Cancelled

Once again, the Manickpur Education Welfare Fund has organized Aptitude Tests for school students from class 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12th. Here are the details. Aptitude tests help to map a student’s personality and aptitude, and can provide him/her with a sense of direction. If a student takes the aptitude tests when he/she is in 9th standard to 12th standard, they can identify areas that need to be improved upon, so that they increase...

Royston Harold Dias plays into the IPL

Royston Harold Dias from our very own Manickpur has been selected to play with the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL. He is a very talented left-arm fast-medium who has played for Mumbai Under-19 team.

Fr. Oscar Colaco Memorial Fast Season Speaker Series 2013

Fr. Oscar Colaco Memorial Fast Season Speaker Series 2013

Lent is a Christian Season 40 days prior to Easter and is observed by Fasting, Repentance, and Spiritual discipline typically by Catholic community of Vasai with a purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ – his suffering, Sacrifice, life, death, burial and Resurrection. The family members of Most Respected Late Father Oscar Colaco from Manickpur organizes Lent Period Fast season Speaker Series in his remembrance at St. Michael’s Church, Manickpur every...

Tree Census by VVMC

Tree Census by VVMC

The Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC) has undertaken a seven month long project of conducting a Tree Census of all trees in the Vasai-Virar region. Terracon Ecotech Pvt Ltd has been appointed to carry out the survey of trees. The agency will record the species, height age and health of the trees. There are over five lakh trees in the region and those on both private and government land will be counted. The agency will...

From Vasai to Hollywood

Ayush Tandon, 12, stars as the child version of protagonist ‘Pi’ Patel in director Ang Lee’s new film even as another Indian boy plays his teenaged avatar. The Vasai boy has wrapped up his part for the 3D Hollywood movie, ‘Life of Pi’. He shot in places like Taiwan and Pondicherry. Lee, a Golden Globe and Oscar winning Taiwanese American film director, got international acclaim with movies like ‘Sense and Sensibility’, ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and ‘Crouching...

Thane

Plan to split Thane district gets official nod

The long-pending move to split Thane into two districts has been given a seal of approval by the Konkan divisional commissioner, who has recommended setting up of a new district headquarters at Palghar. Commissioner Vijay Nahata is understood to have submitted his report to state authorities after protracted meetings and listening to diverse opinions voiced by officials and local political functionaries. There is a proposal for Palghar to be the headquarters of a new district...

Vasai-Virar Trasnport Corporation

VVTC Gets Rolling

The Vasai-Virar Transport Corporation, the transport wing of the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation started its own bus service in Vasai on Wednesday, 03rd October coinciding with the birthday of Hitendra Thakur. The bus routes are as follows: 101 – Vasai Road Railway Station (East) to Sativali 102 - Vasai Road Railway Station (East) to Pelhar Fata 103 - Vasai Road Railway Station (East) to Evershine City 104 – Vasai Road Railway Station (East) to Vasant Nagri (Bhavani Park...

VVMC Bus

Vasai-Virar to have own bus service

The burgeoning population of the Vasai-Virar municipal region living in far flung areas will no longer be burdened by the sharp hike in auto-rickshaw fares. For, the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC) is set to launch its first bus fleet in October. The swanky new buses, 50 of which will first run on the Navghar-Manickpur Road route, will in due time expand to cover the entire Vasai-Virar region using its full capacity of 380 buses. Apart...

Music Notes

A Musical Evening

The St. Anthony’s Sangeet Mandal, St. Michael’s Church hosted a Solo Instrumental Competition today. Here is a video of the winning performance: Some pictures from the event: https://picasaweb.google.com/102389080651166412486/SoloInstrumentCompetition [More details coming soon]