Land at Vapi

March 29, 2016 by Scheherazade Merchant | 0 comments

On a recent visit to an uninspiring industrial area close to the Gujrat-Maharashtra border, my escort insisted that I have breakfast before we proceeded to the site that I was assessing that day.

Vapi is a prosperous area and many have taken advantage of the Tax benefits by setting up their industries in that region. I go there often enough and am aware that most of the locals have a healthy respect for food and therefore know where to eat.

The place I was taken to was really inconvenient to reach, we had to get off the highway and.....

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CASE STUDY: INDIGO V/S BUSABA

March 29, 2016 by Scheherazade Merchant | 0 comments

Drive off the famous Colaba Causeway into Mandlik Road and you see a huge rush, parking is a nightmare, but you just don’t turn back. Why? Because there is so much to do in this one by-lane, tourists just can’t get enough nor can the locals.

Whether its Avi’s Golden Boutique where you can get an Armani look alike suit tailored at a fraction of the price in 12 hours or the immensely popular Value-For-Money Cotton World , the hordes of people beckon you beyond, to the revolutionary “Café Indigo”....

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Case Study Blossom Juice Centre at Ghatkopar

March 29, 2016 by Scheherazade Merchant | 0 comments

A while ago, my husband and I, along with some friend, went to a prosperous suburb of Mumbai, Ghatkopar. It was a Sunday and we were visiting a friend who had recently bought a house there. By the time we had finished, it was well past lunch-time and we were feeling a bit hungry. On our way home, we stopped at a place highly recommended by our friend, for fruit juice and sandwiches.

What we saw, at around 4 pm, was a simple stall, not even a proper building, just like a large hawker style establishment selling innovative combinations of fresh fruit juice and sandwiches with unique fillings.....

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