The Girl From Mumbai

The Girl From Mumbai is an inspiring migrant story of purpose, people and passion.

The Girl From Mumbai

The Girl From Mumbai is an inspiring migrant story of purpose, people and passion. It outlines and incredible journey in India and Australia in the community sector over the last thirty years. Discover more about her childhood and how she survived after being lost in the Narmada Valley. She has helped hundreds of families, numerous partnerships, collaborations, awards and achievements over the last three decades. From Settlement Services in Australia to Child Protection, Women's issues, Adoption, Multicultural & migrant services to how Not For Profits are all working hard to be the first ones in trialling new "safe approaches" with their client groups hoping to catch the eye of their donor. Melissa has successfully demonstrated her agility and depth of knowledge on issues as layered and complex as immigration. She has developed a deep and thorough understanding of what policy was needed and developed innovative services that wrapped around the recipients in a way that acknowledged them deeply. Her work obviously has been intensely collaborative evidenced by the broad coalition of organisations she is a part of and has connections with. Karen Mahlab AM Founder and CEO Pro Bono Australia

Prostitution and Beyond

Case Study TG 432, an agent, narrates his experience with the network: From mid-1996 to end-1997, I ran call-girl networks in Dubai and Bombay. But gradually, Russian girls captured the Dubai market and the demand for Indian girls fell.

Prostitution and Beyond

What is the diversity of perspectives on sex work in India today? This edited volume addresses this question through its sections on feminist discourse, ethnographic studies, socio-economic-legal-health frameworks and cultural reflections. The first section explores the space for women in prostitution within mainstream feminist discourse in India, and the way it has evolved over time. The second section emphasizes on the heterogeneity of sex work practices with their historical vestiges, contemporary manifestations and urban-rural contrasts. The third section examines the interface of society and prostitution, tracing economic and social undercurrents, health concerns and legal regulations. The final section focuses on the bearings of prostitution on the cultural spheres of literature, language, cinema, theatre and media. In addition to rigorous academic research, this volume also pools in case studies, live discussions and interviews, drawing the experience of a wide spectrum of professionals and organizations working with sex workers. This book is a must-read for professionals and academicians in the fields of Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Public Health and Social Work.

Visit To Mumbai

Together we both rushed out and saw that a man was standing on our school's third Floor with one of our school girls . Mumbai inspector was calling the man down but he betrayed to throw the girl . “ Oh my god , Anushka listen I will go ...

Visit To Mumbai

This story revolves around a teenage girl Sonia Gupta. She is an enthusiastic girl who is always excited for adventures. When she left for Mumbai after her father’s posting. She was happy because she thought she will get an opportunity meet her favorite filmstar as well as inspiration ‘GAURAV MALHOTRA’ but she was unaware that she will face threat even here. She faced the adventure of saving a girl, dealing other gangsters who were a threat to her life and also facing a ghostly forest. She also met a handsome boy VICKY MALHOTRA who helped her in giving a beautiful surprise to her aunt. In that process only he fell in love with Sonia. Will Vicky be able to confess his love? Does Sonia also loves him. This story is a mixture of thriller, fantasy, morals, adventure and romance.

Fashionably Yours

I have spent my entire life trying to raise you girls properly and this is what I get as the reward? Hayo rabba! Aisa ki kidda main? ... “Mom, it's Mumbai, not a death valley,” I was this close to losing my calm.

Fashionably Yours

“Maya Kapoor swaps the snowy mountains for the glittering ocean.” Maya Kapoor arrived in Mumbai with a glamorous dream, quite literally. Maya wants to be a serious fashion writer for the high-end fashion magazine, Glamorous, but luck is not in her favor.

The Girl in the Road

I dream of an age of miracles, when it only takes two hours to ride all the way from Keralam to Mumbai. And then I wake to find that the age of miracles is Now. Mumbai Live Dusk in Mumbai. There's one star in the sky for thirty million ...

The Girl in the Road

A young woman called Meena wakes up one morning covered in blood. There are mysterious snakebites across her chest. She knows she's in danger but something has happened to her memory. All she can do is run - but why? And from whom? As Meena plots her escape she hears of the Trail - an extraordinary, forbidden bridge that spans the Arabian sea, connecting India to Africa like a silver ribbon. Its purpose is to harness the power of the ocean - Blue Energy - but it also offers a subculture of travellers a chance for sanctuary and adventure. Convinced the Trail is her salvation, Meena gathers supplies - GPS, a scroll reader, a sealable waterproof pod. And so begins her extraordinary journey - both physical and spiritual - from India to Ethiopia, the home of her birth. But as she runs away from the threat of violence she is also running towards a shocking revelation about her past and her family. 'It's transfixing to watch Monica Byrne become a major player in science fiction with her debut novel . . . Beautifully drawn people in a future that feels so close you can touch it, blended with lush language and concerns of myth. It builds a bridge from past to future, from East to West. Glorious stuff' - Neil Gaiman

The Girl in the Dream

2017, Los Angeles - Vivaan, a NASA scientist has a strange recurring dream of a mysterious girl.

The Girl in the Dream

2017, Los Angeles - Vivaan, a NASA scientist has a strange recurring dream of a mysterious girl. His engagement with Riya turns into a nightmare when his dream starts turning into reality. He flies to Madhya Pradesh to find himself at the center of a 500-years-old enigma. 1500 AD, Kingdom of Ujjain - Shrinika is heartbroken when she is betrayed by Rudra, the king of Ujjain. After the unfortunate incident, she mysteriously disappeared. 2017, Madhya Pradesh - Dhiren, the evil son of the village sarpanch is in desperate search of the ancient Statue of Lord Shiva which is hidden somewhere in Shivgarh Fort and worth a billion dollars. 2011, MNIT Jaipur - Rachit fall head over heels in love with Swara when he is asked to propose to her, as a ragging prank, by his seniors. What links Rachit and Swara to the complex puzzle of Vivaan’s dream? What is the secret of the ancient Shiva temple? What connects Vivaan to Shrinika, the missing girl in the 16th century? Read on as you travel through a saga of love and passion, betrayal and conspiracy, hope and ambition.

Industrial Cities

Thus, in one scene at the beginning, a young girl in Mumbai is shown carrying a chick. This can be related to a later scene in Mexico where a merchant lures children to buy chocolate by giving away a chick for free with each bargain.

Industrial Cities

Bringing together essays from leading experts who analyze how the landscapes, images, social dynamics, and economies of the industrial city have changed through boom and bust, this volume covers a wide range of subjects, from car cities to steel towns, from visualization of industrial cities in avant-garde art to the role of industrial heritage in urban regeneration. In total, Industrial Cities makes a significant contribution to our understanding of how the past shapes the future; it will be of interest not only to urban and economic historians, but also to social geographers and policy makers.

Annual Report International Religious Freedom

In April 2007 after a Hindu female minor eloped with a Muslim man in Gujarat , the VHP announced that it would conduct a door - to - door survey of out - of - state migrant youths to “ protect ” Hindu girls . The Mumbai police ...

Annual Report  International Religious Freedom


Through the Lens of Anthropology

Mumbai. Arranged marriage is still an option among young, educated, middle-class women in India's biggest city. However, arrangements happen in very different ways today. Today, girls meet prospective partners through social events ...

Through the Lens of Anthropology


Dongri to Dubai Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia

Despite working for five years, he realised that he could not even get a proper house in Bombay and was getting nowhere. In the meanwhile, he was trying to court a girl. The girl was interested in Rajan and thought of him as a ...

Dongri to Dubai   Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia

Dongri to Dubai is the first ever attempt to chronicle the history of the Mumbai mafia. It is the story of notorious gangsters like Haji Mastan, Karim Lala, Varadarajan Mudaliar, Chhota Rajan, Abu Salem, but above all, it is the story of a young man who went astray despite having a father in the police force. Dawood Ibrahim was initiated into crime as a pawn in the hands of the Mumbai police and went on to wipe out the competition and eventually became the Mumbai police’s own nemesis.The narrative encompasses several milestones in the history of crime in India, from the rise of the Pathans, formation of the Dawood gang, the first ever supari, mafia’s nefarious role in Bollywood, Dawood’s move to Karachi, and Pakistan’s subsequent alleged role in sheltering one of the most wanted persons in the world.This story is primarily about how a boy from Dongri became a don in Dubai, and captures his bravado, cunningness, focus, ambition, and lust for power in a gripping narrative. The meticulously researched book provides an in-depth and comprehensive account of the mafia’s games of supremacy and internecine warfare.

The Good Indian Girl

Searingly funny—with a serious edge. Exploding stereotypes—and creating a few new ones. This is the Good Indian Girl as she has never been seen before—fiesty, imaginative, a little crazy, smart, vulnerable. Prepare to be surprised.

The Good Indian Girl

Who is the ‘Good Indian Girl’? What does she look like? How does she dress? Is she real — or is she a myth? In this funny, wicked, touching, irreverent, poignant collection of stories, Annie Zaidi and Smriti Ravindra lift the veil (or sari pallu) on the lives and loves of girls who have been born or raised in the subcontinent. The niceties have to be observed, but the urge to subvert is often overwhelming. As they shimmy down drainpipes at midnight, or steal covert glances at the boys across the street, the real life incidents from which these stories are drawn will ring a bell with any woman who has negotiated the minefield of family love and romantic longing and desire that lies between childhood and womanhood. Fiction—but based on fact. Searingly funny—with a serious edge. Exploding stereotypes—and creating a few new ones. This is the Good Indian Girl as she has never been seen before—fiesty, imaginative, a little crazy, smart, vulnerable. Prepare to be surprised. Published by Zubaan.

Problems of Mumbai s Bargirls

Security Arrangements Bargirls ' security is a big problem . Inside the bar they are reasonable safe . They indulge in immoral behaviour , but if it is made compulsory for bar owners to arrange to and fro transport for them such ...

Problems of Mumbai s Bargirls


Mumbai Fables

It is seeing Mumbai as just such a city of spectacle that inspired Doga's creators to locate the comic-book series there. According to Sanjay Gupta, the studio head of Raj Comics, who conceived and developed the concept in collaboration ...

Mumbai Fables

A place of spectacle and ruin, Mumbai exemplifies the cosmopolitan metropolis. It is not just a big city but also a soaring vision of modern urban life. Millions from India and beyond, of different ethnicities, languages, and religions, have washed up on its shores, bringing with them their desires and ambitions. Mumbai Fables explores the mythic inner life of this legendary city as seen by its inhabitants, journalists, planners, writers, artists, filmmakers, and political activists. In this remarkable cultural history of one of the world's most important urban centers, Gyan Prakash unearths the stories behind its fabulous history, viewing Mumbai through its turning points and kaleidoscopic ideas, comic book heroes, and famous scandals--the history behind Mumbai's stories of opportunity and oppression, of fabulous wealth and grinding poverty, of cosmopolitan desires and nativist energies. Starting from the catastrophic floods and terrorist attacks of recent years, Prakash reaches back to the sixteenth-century Portuguese conquest to reveal the stories behind Mumbai's historic journey. Examining Mumbai's role as a symbol of opportunity and reinvention, he looks at its nineteenth-century development under British rule and its twentieth-century emergence as a fabled city on the sea. Different layers of urban experience come to light as he recounts the narratives of the Nanavati murder trial and the rise and fall of the tabloid Blitz, and Mumbai's transformation from the red city of trade unions and communists into the saffron city of Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena. Starry-eyed planners and elite visionaries, cynical leaders and violent politicians of the street, land sharks and underworld dons jostle with ordinary citizens and poor immigrants as the city copes with the dashed dreams of postcolonial urban life and lurches into the seductions of globalization. Shedding light on the city's past and present, Mumbai Fables offers an unparalleled look at this extraordinary metropolis.

We Feel Fine

... TRADITIONAL 'bOY FALLS IN LOvE WITH GIRL' STORIES TO ONES WHICH ADDRESS CERTAIN SOCIAL ISSUES MUMBAI AIRPORT IS THE ONLY AIRPORT wHICH GIvES ME THE SCHMANCY wANCY FEEL OF BEING IN AN AIRPORT I HAvE LIvED bOTH IN CALCUTTA AND bOMbAY ...

We Feel Fine

The creators of the award-winning website of the same name draw on science, art and blogs to reveal what people throughout the world are actually feeling, in a volume that summarizes a database compilation of several million search results analyzed by weather, location and other factors.

The Girl in the Road

As she plots her exit, she learns of the Trail, an energy-harvesting bridge spanning the Arabian Sea that has become a refuge for itinerant vagabonds and loners on the run. This is her salvation.

The Girl in the Road

A debut that Neil Gaiman calls “Glorious. . . . So sharp, so focused and so human.” The Girl in the Road describes a future that is culturally lush and emotionally wrenching. Monica Byrne bursts on to the literary scene with an extraordinary vision of the future. In a world where global power has shifted east and revolution is brewing, two women embark on vastly different journeys—each harrowing and urgent and wholly unexpected. When Meena finds snakebites on her chest, her worst fears are realized: someone is after her and she must flee India. As she plots her exit, she learns of the Trail, an energy-harvesting bridge spanning the Arabian Sea that has become a refuge for itinerant vagabonds and loners on the run. This is her salvation. Slipping out in the cover of night, with a knapsack full of supplies including a pozit GPS, a scroll reader, and a sealable waterproof pod, she sets off for Ethiopia, the place of her birth. Meanwhile, Mariama, a young girl in Africa, is forced to flee her home. She joins up with a caravan of misfits heading across the Sahara. She is taken in by Yemaya, a beautiful and enigmatic woman who becomes her protector and confidante. They are trying to reach Addis Abba, Ethiopia, a metropolis swirling with radical politics and rich culture. But Mariama will find a city far different than she ever expected—romantic, turbulent, and dangerous. As one heads east and the other west, Meena and Mariama’s fates are linked in ways that are mysterious and shocking to the core. Written with stunning clarity, deep emotion, and a futuristic flair, The Girl in the Road is an artistic feat of the first order: vividly imagined, artfully told, and profoundly moving.

The Girl from Himachal Other Stories

She had grown into a smart and bold girl. She understood that one day she would have to shoulder the responsibilities of her father's business. For practical experience, she joined an import and export company in Mumbai.

The Girl from Himachal   Other Stories

The two previous books written by the author were immensely liked by the readers. ‘The Hero of Kargil’ contained stories on wars which have been fought by India after Independence. ‘The Terror in Kashmir’ was a collection of stories on civil subjects from Vedic days to the present times. This book contains stories on contemporary topics. The subjects are diverse, entirely different from each other and include incidents from the various regions of the country. Some of the stories are based on real lives of people, who have made a noteworthy contribution to our progress. Half of the stories are on women; in the last sixty years they have come out of the shelf and are taking active part in all fields of activity. The stories have been written in an endearing style. They are fast moving, full of twists and turns, and keep curiosity alive right up to the end. The topics are off beat providing novelty to the readers. It is a book which ought to be read by all- the young, old and particularly the women.

Riots and After in Mumbai

Her daughter Sultana who stays in another suburb, Mulund, has problems living in a Muslim area as the girls get teased. Zaibunissa says she thinks of this small area as her ancestral land. Her mother-in-law's mother was born here.

Riots and After in Mumbai

Riots and After in Mumbai provides a synoptic record of events in Mumbai, focusing essentially on the history of riots in the city. Using this framework, it attempts to understand the sociopolitical and cultural realities of present-day Mumbai through a collection of narratives of the people affected by the communal riots of 1992-93. The author uses a novel approach, combining historical records from the pre-Independence era (1893-1945) and personal interviews of both Muslims and Hindus living in the city. It also looks into the political manipulations that ordinary people of both communities alike are subjected to by the ruling powers and political parties. This book will help the reader form a bridge between the Mumbai's past and present in order to better understand the relations between the two communities. On the one hand it undercuts the cosmopolitan image that the city holds, and on the other, speaks volumes of the reconciliation-without any real justice-that has happened over the years in the minds of the people who live together despite much brutality and strife.

Between Dreams and Ghosts

As we ate, Mr. Anthony told a story to illustrate this point: A number of years back there was this boy and girl living in Mumbai and they wanted to get married, but they didn't have any money so the boy decided to go to work in the ...

Between Dreams and Ghosts

More than one million Indians travel annually to work in oil projects in the Gulf, one of the few international destinations where men without formal education can find lucrative employment. Between Dreams and Ghosts follows their migration, taking readers to sites in India, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait, from villages to oilfields and back again. Engaging all parties involved—the migrants themselves, the recruiting agencies that place them, the government bureaucrats that regulate their emigration, and the corporations that hire them—Andrea Wright examines labor migration as a social process as it reshapes global capitalism. With this book, Wright demonstrates how migration is deeply informed both by workers' dreams for the future and the ghosts of history, including the enduring legacies of colonial capitalism. As workers navigate bureaucratic hurdles to migration and working conditions in the Gulf, they in turn influence and inform state policies and corporate practices. Placing migrants at the center of global capital rather than its periphery, Wright shows how migrants are not passive bodies at the mercy of abstract forces—and reveals through their experiences a new understanding of contemporary resource extraction, governance, and global labor.

Bombay Rains Bombay Girls

When Adi - a small-town eighteen-year-old with a giant inferiority complex- lands a chance to study medicine in big, bad Bombay, he is overjoyed.

Bombay Rains  Bombay Girls

When Adi - a small-town eighteen-year-old with a giant inferiority complex- lands a chance to study medicine in big, bad Bombay, he is overjoyed. Although plagued by the thought that his success is a fluke and hence ill gotten, he plunges headlong into the sights and sounds of this dazzling city. Adi's initiation into college life isn't the most promising - a night of ragging by a bunch of sniggering seniors brings him and his equally vulnerable batchmates close to tears. But gradually, he finds his feet in the new world and makes friends with a motley crew: Pheru, Harsha, Rajeev, Toshi. It isn't long before they, and the rest of his class-much to his surprise, start looking up to him as a natural born leader. Somewhere along the way to accepting the challenge of this new role and learning the mysteries of the human anatomy, he also has his heart broken and falls in love - in that order. Then, just when life is beginning to look good, tragedy strikes, and Adi gets caught in an emotional vortex he must struggle to make sense of. Are principles more important than friendship? Does a student of medicine have the luxury of fighting personal battles while patients' lives are at stake? Adi knows that it is only when he resolves these questions for himself that he will be able to hold on to all the things close to his heart.