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Hello everyone,

First of all , I would like to thank Kunal Saggar for including me and giving me an opportunity to be a member of Blog it Forward chain. 🙂

My Introduction!!

My name is Poonam Hingankar. I’m born and brought up in Mumbai , popularly known as  ‘Amchi Mumbai ‘ (ie  Our Mumbai 😀 ) .Having done my school and graduation from Mumbai itself, I did not move out of Mumbai until I got placed in Infosys Ltd.

Begin a fresher in IT Industry , I have enjoyed every bit of this journey till now….from the training in Infosys Mysore campus to ,now, Infosys Pune to exploring different cities…to learning new technologies  and I’m sure it will be enjoyable further as well. I have been privileged enough to work with colleagues who have always encouraged me to succeed. Currently I’m working in SAP Enterprise Portal.

I believe ‘A smile brightens your day’…So share a smile with everyone you meet .To speak about myself ,I would say I’m a combination of optimist and pessimist person because I try and weigh the negative side of any situation to find a solution and then be positive and work on the solution!! 🙂

Sitting at one place and doing nothing is not my cup of tea . I like indulging myself in some activity or the other.

Sneek Peek into Mumbai!!

Mumbai needs no introduction. Mumbai, earlier referred as Bombay, got its name derived from  Maha-Amba – the name of Koli Goddess Mumbadevi – and Aai , “mother” in the language of Marathi.

Mumbai is the not just capital of Maharashtra state in India but commercial and entertainment capital as well…heartbeat of India!! 😀 I’m kinda feeling proud while saying this!! 😛

Mumbai, a land of lights, people , livelihood ,enthusiasm ,  dreams , oneness  and …..Bollywood!!! 😎   .

It is said Mumbai never sleeps..!!!…wide awake anytime of the day..!! This can be easily seen in the city as even at midnight we can find something along the road for transportation..for food..for all the basic needs!! Mumbai is also famous for the variety of food it offers. All types of Indian cusines , Chinese , Italian , Thai etc can be relished here in high end restaurants as well as in budget friendly ones..you name it we have it!!

Mumbai cannot be complete without mentioning Sachin Tendulkar!! …God of Cricket as he is referred !! When he plays Mumbai comes to a stand still!! 😀

Every festival is celebrated here with equal zeal and enthusiasm!! One of favorites being Ganesh Festival which is a ten day festival starting with bring home the Ganesh Idol then worshipping it , offering prayers and followed by biding good bye to the lord (Visarjan) on the 10th day with chants all around ‘Pudhacha Varshi Lavkar Ya’ ie ‘Come soon next year’ 🙂 .

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The above photos show celebrations for Ganesh( The Elephant God ) Festival .

The carnival of people depicts the sweeping scale on which it takes place.

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Marine Drive (To the South of Mumbai )- popularly reffered as Queen’s Necklace because of its view at night

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Gateway Of India – Built in 1924 ,initially as a crude jetty used by fishing community,is now one of top Tourist Attractions

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Mumbai’s Lifeline  – Local trains of Mumbai running all across the city

and now Monorail (below) being the latest addition to this lifeline

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Latest Jewel in Mumbai’s Crown – New T2 Terminal of International Airport in Mumbai 😎

My response to questions asked by Kunal Saggar in Blog It Forward – Kunal Saggar :

1. If you were given by your work a full day every week to do whatever you feel like, what would it be?

     If given an entire day per week to do whatever I feel like, then I would surely like to resume my incomplete lessons of Bharatnatyam, an Indian classical dance form 🙂 . And remaining part of my day would be engaged in improving my knowledge and hopefully not lazying around 😛 .

2. What do you most enjoy on SCN?

     SCN begin a vast ocean of knowledge has answers for all possible queries, thanks to our experts answering them. In times when searching for a solution to my problem is an only option other than quitting perhaps 😐 , I enjoy SCN the most!!  😛 .I also enjoy blogs like these , as they give an opportunity to interact with everyone here (along with brownie points for writing it!! 😉 ) and reading lot of informative articles.

3. Name the person who affected you most in your career/ way of thinking and why?

     Regarding this question I’m unsure what to answer as there has not been only one specific person who has influenced my way of thinking in a positive way. Every advice given by family..friends..office mates has helped me shape myself as I’m today. So , I would say all these people around me have affected me  in terms of my way of thinking.

Now, I would like to blog it forward to the following people :

Shruti Kalathil Harshada Deshpande Durgamadhab Mishra

and would like to ask them the following questions –

1. Tell us one quality of yourself you would never want to change ?

2. If you were not in IT Industry , what career would you have choosen for yourself ?

and one last one….

3. If you were to be a super hero for a day which one would you be and what would you do ?

Thank you one and all for reading the blog.Your comments are most welcome!! 🙂

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  1. Chandra Shekhar Agarwal

    Welcome to our BIF family Poonam ..

    Recently i have visited Mumbai and some near by places, but i never saw that Ganesh festival and its gathering.. i  wanted to feel that ..

    Some funny things i did when first time i entered in Local, I was alone and first time i came to Mumbai.. I didn’t took the tickets i was not knowing where is the counter and it was evening too.. then i entered in First class, without tickets  😀 ..

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  2. Sudhir S.V

    Hi Poonam,

    Nice to know about you 🙂

    I can’t believe my eyes by seeing that gathering for Ganesh festival 😯

    It is like Kumbh mela….

    When you say that you are working in Infosys I remembered my cousin who got placed recently in Infosys. Now he is in training in Mysore.

    Wishing you have a bright future in Infosys…. 🙂

    Regards
    Sudhir Sadhu

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  3. Sagar Mahesuni

    Hi Poonam ....,

    It’s good to know about you and I’m also belongs near to Mumbai (Bhiwandi). I like your pictures especially “Mumbai’s Lifeline”. 🙂 Because, the people are connecting to this local trains from various places like central to harbor to western and then finally reach they’re destiny. We are very thankful to people who are providing this service on time to time. like, we gets the train on platform on every 5 minutes. 🙂

    Thank you very much…..!!!

    Best Regards,

    Sagar

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  4. Kunal Saggar

    Hi Poonam, all the pictures of Mumbai are great especially the Marine Drive and Gateway of India 🙂

    You have not yet updated your BIF link in the BIF chain 2014. Kindly provide your BIF link in the first column of the excel, not your profile link, so that people can read your BIF easily 🙂

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  5. Suseelan Hari

    Hi Poonam,

    Welcome to SCN BIF World !

    Nice to know about you.

    I was working in Mumbai, Vashi. Very nice place to live, but little crowded in the main city. I love this city because it is “Our God Own Cricket City”. 🙂

    Regards,

    Hari Suseelan

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  6. Ganesh Sadula

    Hi Poonam Hingankar,

    Beautiful pics of Mumbai, “Mumbai cannot be complete without mentioning Sachin Tendulkar!! …God of Cricket as he is referred !! When he plays Mumbai comes to a stand still!!


    ‘Pudhacha Varshi Lavkar Ya’ ie ‘Come soon next year’ 🙂 —

    1. Tell us one quality of yourself you would never want to change ?

    Ans :- facing truth


    2. If you were not in IT Industry , what career would you have choosen for yourself ?

    Ans:-  Banker


    3. If you were to be a super hero for a day which one would you be and what would you do ?

    Ans – shahid kapoor  and Jab we Met 2


    Good to know about your self !!!

    With Regards,

    Ganesh

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  7. Satish Kumar Balasubramanian

    Hi Poonam,

    Glad to know that you are from Infy 🙂

    Enjoyed all your pics 🙂

    Of course Sachin is the brand ambassador of Mumbai, he is the legend am an hardcore fan of him 🙂

    Good to know about you.

    regards,

    Satish

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  8. Ravi Sankar Venna

    Welcome to BIF Poonam.

    I could still remember my gold olden days, when I worked for short span in Mumbai, I used to live in Marine Drives (not in Bungalow 😉 ) but in PG. I always used to spend my evening with my other room mates at Marine Drives and there used to be a Ice Seller, eating ice in the full moon and seeing the great ocean is a wonderful experience. Somebody should really experience that. Mumbai never sleeps and is always a special place in my heart 🙂

    Good to know you have interest in Bharata Natyam. Nice photos 🙂

    All the best.

    Regards,

    Ravi

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  9. chandrakanth G

    Hi,

    Good to know about you, Well written BIF and Awesome mumbai pics.

    I am staying in mumbai from 2 years and i liked it too much.

    Mumbai is very good city but crowd is High.

    Regards,

    Chandrakanth

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  10. Prashanth konduru

    Welcome to BIF family …

    Enjoyed reading your BIF and good to know about you…

    I worked in Mumbai for Mahindra & Mahindra, enjoyed the stay in Mumbai…. i like the Vada pav, Kulfi and Halwa very much….

    In hyderabad as well Ganesh festival is celebrated in the same way you do in Mumbai.

    Tallest Ganesh idol in Hyderabad is of  46 – 52 Feet, which is set up every year in different avatars.

    Cheers 🙂

    KP

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  11. Aparajit Banik

    Hello Poonam ,
    Nice knowing about you.
    I am at Pune and similar pictures of Ganesha Festivals can be witnessed here as well  but i definitely believe Mumbai is 1024 x 768 while pune it is 460x 280   dimensions 😛
    Well nice pics and nice BIF…
    Keep posting buddy 🙂   and all the best ! ➕

    Regards,
    Aparajit Banik

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  12. Sumeet Gehlot

    Hi Poonam,

    Good to see u , that u r from Aamchi Mumbai…. I have also lived in Mumbai for 10 years

    I like the night life of ,City that never sleeps….

    Regards,

    Sumeet

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  13. Jitendra Kansal

    Hi Poonam,

    It is always good to know about people who are working in a great organization where i had worked for. (I was at INFY CHD)

    I really like pic of Mumbai’s lifestyle at local trains. It speaks itself. I am really fond of mumbai’s vada paav.  🙂 Enjoyed reading your journey.

    Rgrds,

    Jitendra

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    1. Aparajit Banik

      Hi Jeetendra,
      You picked up the right one.. Vada PaaV..
      Its rocking at Pune aswell..
      Every alternate day while returning from office i have this and feel like getting addicted 🙂 😛

      regards,
      Jit

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  14. Rajesh Nallaiya

    Hi Poonam ,

    Nice to know about you .

    Yes, Mumbai needs no introduction.

    (You have India’s Richest Person Mr.Ambani in Mumbai 😛 .)

    -Rajesh N

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