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Blog It Forward – Poonam Hingankar

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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      Author's profile photo Chandra Shekhar Agarwal
      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  😀 ..

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Chandra!!

      And I must say you were lucky to not get caught by the TC else fine would have been one to remember 😉

      Author's profile photo Chandra Shekhar Agarwal
      Chandra Shekhar Agarwal

      Ha Ha.

      I asked some people too, i am not having tickets, "kuch hoga kya.. They said, "Nahi Nahi, tum aa jao.. bol dena ye wo.. Bhola sa face banake. 😀 😀 .. '

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      haha!! ...Yes this is a good option!!! 🙂

      Let me know its result if you try next time!! 😛

      Author's profile photo Chandra Shekhar Agarwal
      Chandra Shekhar Agarwal

      No No, I won't try it again.. 😛

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      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

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Sudhir ,

      Thank you for the wishes!! 🙂

      and yes the gathering of crowd is the same every year!! ..Its worth witnessing once!! 😀

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Poonam,

      Yes I felt the same feeling by seeing that pic. In my life I have to really witness it once.

      Regards

      Sudhir Sadhu

      Author's profile photo Siva kumar Devana
      Siva kumar Devana

      Hi Poonam Hingankar,

      Thanks and Lot's of Smiles for your philosophy and Sharing your information


      Keep it up.

      Regards,

      Siva kumar.

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Siva ,

      Thank you for the appreciation!! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      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

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Sagar ,

      Thank you for your comments!! 🙂

      Yes, very true...local trains of Mumbai are extremely convenient for all!!

      Author's profile photo Dibyendu Patra
      Dibyendu Patra

      Hi Poonam

      Very nice pictures....

      Nice to know about you...

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Dev!! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Enjoying your blog and images  😆

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks a lot Poorna!! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Ganugapenta Pradeep Kumar
      Ganugapenta Pradeep Kumar

      Your pics are awesome poonam 🙂 Nice read lot of things came to know about Mumbai.

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Pradeep!!

      Good to know it was a lil informative!! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Kunal Saggar
      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 🙂

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Kunal,

      I have now updated my BIF link in the chain 2014 , had missed it earlier 🙂

      Thank you for the reminder and also your comments!! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Piyas Kumar Das
      Piyas Kumar Das

      Hi Poonam,

      Welcome to BIF family......

      Lovely pics and great to know you too.....

      Cheers

      Piyas

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Piyas!! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Piyas Kumar Das
      Piyas Kumar Das
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      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

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Suseelan ,

      Thank you for the welcome!! and Mumbai is surely the hub of cricket 🙂

      Author's profile photo Ramakrishnappa Gangappa
      Ramakrishnappa Gangappa

      Hi Poonam, Good to know about you 🙂

      Nice pics of Mumbai

      Regards,

      Rama

      Author's profile photo Ganesh Sadula
      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

      Author's profile photo Satish Kumar Balasubramanian
      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

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Satish for the appreciation!!

      And even I'm a fan of Sachin!! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Ravi Sankar Venna
      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

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Very well said Ravi..everyone should experience Marine Drive once.. It is always enjoyable to spend evening here!! 🙂

      Thank you for the wishes!!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Amazing blog poonam 🙂 . Its good knowing about mumbai and yourself.

      Keep blogging 😎

      -Vamsi

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Vamsi!! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Thangam Perumal
      Thangam Perumal

      Nice Blog Poonam, good to know about Mumbai...

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Poonam,

      Very beautiful pics of Mumbai .

      View of Marine Drive is mesmerizing.. 🙂

      Thanks

      Mitasha

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Nice blog Poonam 🙂

      Make sure you take those incomplete lessons of Bharatnatyam 😉

      -Harshada

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Yes sure Harshada...I would definitely do it!! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Vinay Kumar Dalapathirao
      Vinay Kumar Dalapathirao

      Hi Poonam,

      Welcome to BIF.

      Pics are looking nice.

      Thanks for sharing about you.

      Regards,

      Vinay Dalapathi

      Author's profile photo Nitin Jinagal
      Nitin Jinagal

      Hi,

      Wonderful Picture Blog 🙂

      Glad to know about you.

      ntn

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      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

      Author's profile photo Prashanth konduru
      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

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Prashanth ,

      Its good to see the images you shared!! Looks great!! 🙂

      Thank you!!

      Author's profile photo Vivek Singh Bhoj
      Vivek Singh Bhoj

      Hi Poonam,

      Nice BIF and very nice pictures

      Good to know about you 🙂

      Regards,

      Vivek

      Author's profile photo Aparajit Banik
      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

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Aparajit ,

      Even I have witnessed Ganesh Festival of Pune and truely agree with what you said about Mumbai celebrations!! 😛

      Author's profile photo xMoshe Naveh (Old Acct)
      xMoshe Naveh (Old Acct)

      Welcome to the BIF family!

      I reall enjoyed your BIF!:)

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Moshe for your appreciation!! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Poonam,

      Good to know about you.

      Nice BIF 🙂

      Good to read about Mumbai... It's one of my favorite cities.. 🙂

      ~Arti

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Arti!! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Sumeet Gehlot
      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

      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      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

      Author's profile photo Aparajit Banik
      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

      Author's profile photo Poonam Hingankar
      Poonam Hingankar
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jitendra ,

      Its good to know you too worked at Infosys.And I must say , it seems Vada Pav of Mumbai is very famous 😀

      Author's profile photo Sudeep A
      Sudeep A

      Hi Poonam,

      Nice BIF.. Nice to know about you.. You know what.. I'm enjoying Mumbai lif now.. 🙂

      Regards,

      Sudeep.

      Author's profile photo Ahmed Ibrahim
      Ahmed Ibrahim

      Hi Poonam,

      Nice to know about you 🙂 , welcome in BIF Family 🙂

      Best Regards

      AhMeD

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Poonam ,

      Nice to know about you .

      Yes, Mumbai needs no introduction.

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

      -Rajesh N

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      hi poonam ,

      nice blog ...and gud to know about you

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi,

      Brilliant depiction of Mumbai. very nice Blog.

      Author's profile photo Pranav Nagpal
      Pranav Nagpal

      Hi Poonam,

      Nice Blog 🙂 and Great pics . Mumbai is just Awesome...