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04-01-2019 - 5 MUST-DO ACTIVITIES IN MUMBAI THIS WINTER

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It is finally WINTER in Bombay! What a mind-ich-blowing weather!!! (Yes I am an ardent Ranveer fan now.) It is simply an awesome feeling to not feel the sweat and humidity, to be able to bear the sun and surprisingly find it pleasant, to wear 2 layers of clothing, to…

18-05-2018 - 15 SUMMER DELIGHTS TO BEAT THE MUMBAI HEAT

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Ooooh là là!Mumbai's summer leaves the coolest people in sweaty pools. Every year the Mumbaikar feels that it is THE hottest summer ever experienced in Mumbai. This is the time when ACs are abuzzzzzzz but also the time when the AC technicians are busiest coz.. damn that AC.. it takes…

15-05-2018 - ROAD TRIP AROUND ICELAND IN 14 DAYS

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Are you bored with your all-inclusive vacations? Did you ever picture yourself exploring the totally out of this world sceneries of Iceland?You want to get a bunch of friends together and have the road trip of a lifetime?No, seriously, do you want to travel to Iceland? The answer should be…

04-02-2018 - AFTER STATE-WIDE PLASTIC BAN, WHAT’S ALLOWED, WHAT’S NOT & THE WAY FORWARD

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From March 23, 2018, there has been an effective ban on manufacture, usage, sale, transport, distribution, wholesale and retail sale and storage, import of plastic bags with or without handle, and disposable products made out of plastic and thermocol in Maharashtra. There is some confusion as what is allowed and…

10-11-2017 - 6 WHATSAPP BUSINESS APP FEATURES THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU DO BUSINESS!

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WhatsApp Business App is available in beta version to beta testers and it can be downloaded from Google Playstore. Those of you who aren't designated as beta testers but still want the app can get the apk file. So how is WhatsApp Business different from the regular version? Here’s a…

09-11-2017 - 5 EXERCISES YOU CAN DO IN YOUR OFFICE

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It’s hard to even spare time for family members in today’s world. Talk about exercising? Our life is clustered into studio apartments, running everyday household chores and most importantly Corporate India wants that important report by tomorrow! Urbanization! We barely know our flat mates.But there surely are ways we can make…

21-07-2017 - JIO AUR JEETE JAO! THE NEW RELIANCE JIO OFFERINGS WILL REVOLUTIONISE THE WAY WE THINK MOBILE.

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With Dhan Dhana Dhan offer coming to an end, Reliance Jio has revamped its tariff plan for both pre-paid and post-paid users. Though the new plans still start at Rs 19, the data offered and validity of most plans has been increased. The daily FUP limit and other offers including…

22-06-2017 - 5 INDIAN-ORIGIN CEOS THAT SHINE BRIGHT IN GLOBAL SKIES

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I am in the process of setting up a start-up.. a boot-strapped start-up. Like many students graduating out of an IIT or IIM, I dream big.. It is imperative to dream.. not just the night-time dreams but to have aims, goals, aspirations, targets. It is an exciting journey to achieve…

20-06-2017 - 70 ILLEGALLY SMUGGLED NORTH KOREA PHOTOS THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO SEE

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Last year, photographer Michael Huniewicz traveled to North Korea from China to explore the secretive country, as well capture in raw form the state of its poverty-ridden society under the dictatorship of Kim Jong-un. The stunning photos, which were shared with the Daily Mail, were “very stressful” to smuggle out,…

17-06-2017 - 5 POINTS THAT EVERY MUTUAL-FUND INVESTOR SHOULD KNOW IN THIS MARKET

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Hello guys and gals,I am Tushar Mohite and I am working in an financial institution that parks large sums of private funds in financial instruments. The markets are having a fantastic run and there is euphoria on Dalal street. Many of you must have invested in mutual funds and are…

18-05-2017 - HIDDEN GEMS FOR ROMANTIC CANDLE LIGHT DINNERS IN MUMBAI

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Running out of ideas for sizzling date nights?At times we feel we have seen all and done all in Mumbai but then the city throws up some surprises that leave us in awe. Mumbai may be over-crowded, costly, dirty, hot, etc.. but it can also be charming, engaging, romantic and…

15-05-2017 - 10 HAUNTED PLACES IN MUMBAI - HAI DUM?

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Mumbai is known for its hustle bustle, overcrowded trains, a city that never sleeps. Haunted would be the last thing that you would associate with it.. but, hey, it so happens that there exists many haunted places in Mumbai that have an eerie and spooky story behind them!Read about them…

08-05-2017 - 5 FASHION TRENDS THIS SUMMER

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My journey of exploring a new sense of fashion in me in my rental abode I can’t believe I am making this statement, but guys, it’s not all that easy and fun staying as a tenant in a flat on rent in Mumbai. Let me explain why I am saying…

05-05-2017 - 585 SPOTS IN MUMBAI THAT PROVIDE FREE WI-FI

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Do you know that the ambitious plan of the Maharashtra government to provide free Wi-Fi has already completed its Phase I. So now there are more than 550 spots in Mumbai that give you free Wi-Fi. Do you want to know these?Click to see full listA tiny tidbit: A recent…

05-05-2017 - 30 BOX-OFFICE RECORDS 'BAAHUBALI 2' HAS SMASHED EVER SINCE IT RELEASED!

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We, at Flatsandmates.com, are major fans of this magnum opus Bahubali 2. We have already had 2 screenings in our office space and want to arrange a 3rd.. Meanwhile, found this interesting and wanted to share with all the Bahubali 2 fans! Way to go SS Rajamouli.. Don't mess up…

28-04-2017 - 5 GENUINE AND FREE WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT

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Being the landlord, I was fortunate enough to watch this story of roommates from close quarters. Two newbies into the city were looking for a place and I, having a spare room downstairs decided to give them one.  A 3rd one named Radhika was already living there. Two best friends…

25-11-2016 - 5 HILARIOUS SITUATIONS FOR MIGRANTS IN MUMBAI

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So you are not a Bombayite huh? Worse, you are a Delhite! God be with you. Migrants coming into this city of dreams called Bombay come with stars in their eyes and grit in their determination to survive this mad lovable city.1.     Kidhar se aya?The question that scares you! As…

19-11-2016 - WHAT MEN CAN'T TELL WOMEN!

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 Today is International Men's Day. Yes, they too have a right to have their day.. the poor harassed men of today. With increasingly vocal feminism, the good men are finding it increasingly difficult to survive comfortably. They too have to be on their guard all the time specially if they…

15-11-2016 - WHOLE NEW MEANING TO "GETTING INKED"

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Ok so overnight our economy has changed. Suddenly on the night of 8th November, the currency that we had kept safe in our lockers turned to dust. There has been mixed reaction to this announcement - disbelief, joy, frustration, anger, respect, admiration and a lot of chest thumping.. Rightly so,…

13-11-2016 - IDIOT'S GUIDE TO SURVIVE CASHLESS - GIVE UP 500/1000 NOTES

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So the man has done it! Congratulations to Mr. Modi for a historic step towards corruption-free and safe governance. You have to hand it to him.. He has taken this step in the interest of the nation without worrying about how it'll affect his popularity and completely shunned votebank politics.…

13-11-2016 - PLACES WHICH WILL STILL ACCEPT YOUR OLD ?500 AND ?1,000 NOTES TILL 24TH NOV

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The chaos at Banks and Postal establishements around the country following the demonetisation policy adopted by Narendra Modi's government has motivated the latter to extend its deadline from 14th November to 24 November for use of the now-extinct currencies at certain places.  Several unsubstantiated messages on Social Media are doing the…

10-11-2016 - 5 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE CHOOSING YOUR FLAT AND FLATMATE.

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Moving into a new city comes with its share of excitement as well as anxiety. Finding a roof over your head is that luxury that we wish to achieve with the least possible trouble. This very desire pushes us to sometimes take hasty decisions which ultimately ruin our entire perception…

11-10-2016 - SO IT HAS FINALLY LAUNCHED - WWW.FLATSANDMATES.COM

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Launching a venture is even more gruelling than having a baby! Believe me I have had the pleasure of experiencing both. There are too many external factors that we have to depend on to translate your vision into reality. But the fruit of waiting is always sweet though you may…

26-09-2016 - DO WE REALLY NEED ALL THAT FURNITURE?

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Life comes with excess baggage.. Literally! :). A few days ago my friend Zina was trying to clean out her house. Her parents were coming for a visit and she wanted to create some space to accommodate them comfortably.. She asked for help and I obliged.. (Yes, obliged is the…