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The word 'Kaali Peeli' instantly brings to mind the classic Premier Padmini taxis that once ruled the streets of Mumbai

These iconic black-and-yellow cabs have been an important part of Mumbai city for countless years. 
Be it the films or the streets of the city, all of it just seemed incomplete minus the omnipresent Premiere Padmini taxis. 
But all of that changed around 2013 when the Maharashtra government issued a resolution that the age limit of Padminis qualified for Mumbai roads should not be more than 20 years. The earlier limit was 25 years. 
With the Ubers and Olas making inroads into the city, the number of the Kaali Peelis further dwindled to about 19,000 compared to a staggering 63,000 around the year 1997 and later around 38,000 around 2012.

Furthermore since 2008, the Government also passed a rule that only the drivers living for 15 years or above will get a taxi badge. This led to a further decline in the number of the kaali peelis. It also forced several drivers to switch to  Ola, Uber and other taxi service aggregators. 
And now the remaining taxis in the city largely serve as a reminder of yet another glorious chapter of Mumbai's history.
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The word 'Kaali Peeli' instantly brings to mind the classic Premier Padmini taxis that once ruled the streets of Mumbai These iconic black-and-yellow cabs have been an important part of Mumbai city for countless years. Be it the films or the streets of the city, all of it just seemed incomplete minus the omnipresent Premiere Padmini taxis. But all of that changed around 2013 when the Maharashtra government issued a resolution that the age limit of Padminis qualified for Mumbai roads should not be more than 20 years. The earlier limit was 25 years. With the Ubers and Olas making inroads into the city, the number of the Kaali Peelis further dwindled to about 19,000 compared to a staggering 63,000 around the year 1997 and later around 38,000 around 2012. Furthermore since 2008, the Government also passed a rule that only the drivers living for 15 years or above will get a taxi badge. This led to a further decline in the number of the kaali peelis. It also forced several drivers to switch to Ola, Uber and other taxi service aggregators. And now the remaining taxis in the city largely serve as a reminder of yet another glorious chapter of Mumbai's history. . . . #kaalipeeli #kaalipeelitaxi #black #yellow #streetphotography #people #mumbai #maharashtra_clickers #mumbaistreets #kaalipeelitaxi #kaalipeelimumbai #kaalipeelis #mymumbai #_soi #_soimumbai #mumbai_uncensored #mumbai_igers #mumbaimerijaan #yourshotphotographer #indiapictures #storiesofindia #inspiroindia #instagood #incredibleindia
No discussion about Bollywood can ever be complete without mentioning Sridevi - one of the true blue stars of Bollywood and Indian cinema.  And a stunning artistic tribute is only befitting for a star of her stature. Artist @ranjitdahiya @bollywoodartproject - a series of beautifully painted murals of Bollywood stars and movies celebrates this grand legacy of Bollywood. 
The project emerged as a result of Dahiya's idea to celebrate and showcase the legacy of Bollywood in a unique way. 
Through the #NFPThursdayTicket , we showcase these murals that adorn the walls of the various houses and buildings of Bandra. 
Pictured here is a stunning mural of the late actor Sridevi which is painted on the walls of Chapel Road in Bandra. Sridevi started her career as a child artist and went on to become one of the most successful stars of Bollywood who starred in a host of successful films such as Mr. India, Chaalbaaz, Chandni, Khuda Gawah and Sadma to name a few. 
Besides this, she had worked in films made in different Indian languages including Tamil and Telugu. She was last seen in Mom in 2017 prior to her demise and she also made a special appearance in the Shahrukhkhan starrer Zero The Film Picture Courtesy - The Bollywood Art Project .
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No discussion about Bollywood can ever be complete without mentioning Sridevi - one of the true blue stars of Bollywood and Indian cinema. And a stunning artistic tribute is only befitting for a star of her stature. Artist @ranjitdahiya @bollywoodartproject - a series of beautifully painted murals of Bollywood stars and movies celebrates this grand legacy of Bollywood. The project emerged as a result of Dahiya's idea to celebrate and showcase the legacy of Bollywood in a unique way. Through the #NFPThursdayTicket , we showcase these murals that adorn the walls of the various houses and buildings of Bandra. Pictured here is a stunning mural of the late actor Sridevi which is painted on the walls of Chapel Road in Bandra. Sridevi started her career as a child artist and went on to become one of the most successful stars of Bollywood who starred in a host of successful films such as Mr. India, Chaalbaaz, Chandni, Khuda Gawah and Sadma to name a few. Besides this, she had worked in films made in different Indian languages including Tamil and Telugu. She was last seen in Mom in 2017 prior to her demise and she also made a special appearance in the Shahrukhkhan starrer Zero The Film Picture Courtesy - The Bollywood Art Project . . . . . #bollywood #bollywoodartproject #cinemaart #sridevi #mrindia #chaalbaaz #sadma #mom #zero #shahrukhkhan #superstar #bollywoodstars #nfpexplore #mumbaistreetart #painting #hindicinema #mumbai #mumbaimarket #mumbaistreets #mumbaidiaries #grafitti #instamumbai #wallart #bollywoodart #somumbai #_soimumbai
Drool alert - Say hello to Phirni which is as delicious as it looks.

Legend has it that the Phirni originated during the Mughal Empire in India and has evolved since then into various forms and varieties.

Phirni is a creamy rice-based dessert made from whole rice and flavoured with saffron, cardamom and garnished with nuts and dry fruits.

It is popularly served as a dessert and traditionally in earthen bowls. Often, Silver paper which is also known as ‘chandi wark’ is placed on top of the rice and milk mixture. It is usually eaten with dessert spoon or traditionally with wooden spoon.

There are various types of Phirni, like Mango Phirni, Rose Phirni, Almond Phirni and so on.

If you want to relish this delicious Phirni, you should head to Mohammad Ali Road -  the food lover's paradise. A trip especially during the month of Ramzaan will also ensure that you get to lay your hands on enough servings of Phirni besides other delicacies this precinct has to offer.

The #NFPTourInFocus puts the spotlight on one of our tours every month. And this month, the spotlight is on our #KebabAndCurryWalk which introduces you to the delicious food served at Mohammad Ali Road.

If you want to sign up for the tour, write to us on info@nfpexplore.com . . .  #phirni #phirnilove #foodporn #dessert #foodie #food #phirnis #foodgasm #instafood #desserts #indiandessert #sweettooth #sweet #yummy #foodblogger #indianfood #delicious #foodphotography #phirnioxide #foodstagram #foodaddict #sweets #foodgram #foodies 
#eeeeeats #foodphotography #foodies #somumbai #mumbai_igers
Drool alert - Say hello to Phirni which is as delicious as it looks. Legend has it that the Phirni originated during the Mughal Empire in India and has evolved since then into various forms and varieties. Phirni is a creamy rice-based dessert made from whole rice and flavoured with saffron, cardamom and garnished with nuts and dry fruits. It is popularly served as a dessert and traditionally in earthen bowls. Often, Silver paper which is also known as ‘chandi wark’ is placed on top of the rice and milk mixture. It is usually eaten with dessert spoon or traditionally with wooden spoon. There are various types of Phirni, like Mango Phirni, Rose Phirni, Almond Phirni and so on. If you want to relish this delicious Phirni, you should head to Mohammad Ali Road - the food lover's paradise. A trip especially during the month of Ramzaan will also ensure that you get to lay your hands on enough servings of Phirni besides other delicacies this precinct has to offer. The #NFPTourInFocus puts the spotlight on one of our tours every month. And this month, the spotlight is on our #KebabAndCurryWalk which introduces you to the delicious food served at Mohammad Ali Road. If you want to sign up for the tour, write to us on [email protected] . . . #phirni #phirnilove #foodporn #dessert #foodie #food #phirnis #foodgasm #instafood #desserts #indiandessert #sweettooth #sweet #yummy #foodblogger #indianfood #delicious #foodphotography #phirnioxide #foodstagram #foodaddict #sweets #foodgram #foodies #eeeeeats #foodphotography #foodies #somumbai #mumbai_igers
Before the malls, Mumbai was known as the city of mills. 
And one such mill, which forms an important part of Mumbai's mill culture and history is the Great Eastern Mills located at Byculla.

Founded in 1839, The Great Eastern Mills was one of the innumerable mills located in Mumbai during the 20th century and was an important of the city's economy which provided livelihood to a large number of workers who worked in these mills.

But all of that changed in the year 1982, when the textile strike took place that led to the shutdown of these mills and rendered the mill workers jobless.

Amongst other reasons, the strike took place as a result of the workers demanding better wages and working conditions. And what followed was a lockdown which would change the fate of Mumbai's mills and its history forever. 
In the later years, as the mill workers and owners never reached a settlement, these mills were shut forever and with it got erased a glorious chapter of Mumbai's history. 
Subsequently like several other mill spaces including Phoenix Mills and Kamala Mills, the Great Eastern Mills which was owned by the Kanoria family was sold off to Peninsula Land Ltd.

And today the premise of this mill houses The Great Eastern Home - a fine furniture store. Besides this, the premise is also used for hosting art and cultural events.
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#girnikamgaar #industrialheritage #businesshistory #textilehistory #cottonpolis #factory #everydaymumbai #everydayeverywhere
Before the malls, Mumbai was known as the city of mills. And one such mill, which forms an important part of Mumbai's mill culture and history is the Great Eastern Mills located at Byculla. Founded in 1839, The Great Eastern Mills was one of the innumerable mills located in Mumbai during the 20th century and was an important of the city's economy which provided livelihood to a large number of workers who worked in these mills. But all of that changed in the year 1982, when the textile strike took place that led to the shutdown of these mills and rendered the mill workers jobless. Amongst other reasons, the strike took place as a result of the workers demanding better wages and working conditions. And what followed was a lockdown which would change the fate of Mumbai's mills and its history forever. In the later years, as the mill workers and owners never reached a settlement, these mills were shut forever and with it got erased a glorious chapter of Mumbai's history. Subsequently like several other mill spaces including Phoenix Mills and Kamala Mills, the Great Eastern Mills which was owned by the Kanoria family was sold off to Peninsula Land Ltd. And today the premise of this mill houses The Great Eastern Home - a fine furniture store. Besides this, the premise is also used for hosting art and cultural events. . . . #mumbai #mumbaimills #mumbailocal #mumbaidiaries #mills #photography #mumbaihigh #mumbailocal #history #mumbai_ig #mumbaimillculture #mumbaimillstrike #mumbaimilllands #greateasternmills #mumbaihigh #roammumbai #girnikamgaar #industrialheritage #businesshistory #textilehistory #cottonpolis #factory #everydaymumbai #everydayeverywhere