Nisargotsav – Celebrating Nature

Did you visit Nisargotsav? Dombivli Nature Lovers Team organizing Nisargotsav, a photography exhibition covering nature in and around Kalyan & Dombivli. Dont miss –  @ Bal Bhavan, Dombivli East from 29th May to 31st May 2015 | 11 AM to 8 PM.

Thakur Vada – established in 1973, Mr. Pawar originally operated from Kelkar Road. Currently happily serves his loyal customers at Agarkar Road.

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Dombivli and International Cricket Connections

ajinkya rahaneAjinkya Rahane: This lad who is seen in shadows of stylish Rahul Dravid, hails from the gullies of Dombivli and known for breaking neighborhood glasses playing with rubber balls. His father diverted his energy from breaking glasses to technical cricket by enrolling him in cricket camp at Dombivli Railway ground at age of 7. Just for cricket, he moved from Tilak Nagar Vidyamandir to SV Joshi High school. Today, he is one of the fittest and agile players in the team. Did you know he is a black belt in Karate! In one interview, he admitted that hardships he faced in early period of career, carrying cricket kit for an hour in fast train from Dombivli to CST helped him gain patience. His schoolmates recollects, how with heavy kit he used to board 5am local at Dombivli to play cricket at Shivaji park or Azad Maidan and return only by night in crowded trains.

nilesh kulkarniNilesh Kulkarni: Born in Dombivli, he became first Indian bowler to take wicket on debut ball in international test cricket. He was nicknamed ‘Dombivli ka Amitabh’ by his teammates. With only 13 international games, he spent most of his career in Mumbai team and has taken over 300 wickets.

Rohit Sharma: Rohit’s story is considered to be rags-to-riches story of Indian cricket. His father who had been in transportation business shifted from Andhra Pradesh to stay in one room flat in Dombivli. However, Rohit spend most of his time in Borivali with his uncle where he got most of his cricket lessons.

Sachin Tendulkar: God of Cricket, Sachin has some connections with Dombivli where his maternal grandmother stays.

tendulkar photographed in dombivli when 6 months old
tendulkar photographed in dombivli when 6 months old


Vinod Kambli: Known for his gaint partnership with Sachin Tendulkar and his friendship with the God, his Dombivli connects are on wrong note. Dombivli Nagari Sahkari Bank published him and his wife as defaulter for outstanding loans.

This dude filmed on board high speed train running past Kopar and Dombivli stations. Must watch

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PAWS Dombivli reaches out to Nepal animals

Not only humans but animals suffered a lot from the multiple earthquakes happened in Nepal earlier this year. In an estimate around 5000+ animals were injured and many died.

PAWS Dombivli, PFA Pune and Shri Ramanugrah Trust Mumbai have teamed up with NGOs from Nepal – Animal Nepal and Street Dog Care, Nepal to provide greater assistance to the affected animals. PAWS has collected medicines and other materials for these NGOs and in addition to this, a team trained in disaster management will stay in Nepal for a week.PAWS founder Nilesh Bhanage said, “PAWS tries to help animals in distress during such natural calamities. Animals that have survived the earthquake face a lot of difficulties such as lack of food and veterinary care.”

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paws news

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Movie review - dombivli fast

Movie Review: Dombivli Fast

Dombivli for decades has been place for middle class people, mostly Marathi. These people are extremely hardworking and constantly struggling for better living. Dombivli Fast is story of such a middle class marathi person. This Marathi Movie, also featured in many international film festival is story of a common man in Mumbai.

Sandeep Kulkarni plays role of our hero – middle class man- Madhav Apte, who is stubborn and man of principles. The movie nicely depicts the redundancy of everyday life of a middle class population. Getting up early in the morning, getting late for office, catching the same train, same local train rush, and all routine.

The most telling scene of the movie is the climax when Madhav Apte, is shot in the train. An injured Madhav Apte asks the Inspector whether he can sit by the window once before dying. “I’ve spent a lifetime travelling and rarely made it to the fourth seat,” he says

Updates: Dombivli-Fast took the top prize at the fourth India Film festival held on 23 April 2006 at Los Angeles in Hollywood. It also claimed the Jury Grand prize during the last night celebration of the five day festival. Other awards won at this event were Lifetime Achievement award to Sitar player Ravi Shankar, Audience Award for Best Feature to Mr. Kovelamudi’s Belly full of dreams, Grand Jury award for Best documentary to Bombay Calling, Audience award to best documentary to Runaway Grooms and Best short film to Lucky.

Remembering Capt. Vinay Sachan


On 24 March 2003, Dombivli lost its son Captain Vinay Sachan who served our Indian Army. He was succumbed to wounds while fighting fighting terrorists in &K. In a protracted gun battle, this 26 year old soldier killed two terrorists in Poonch area.

Only son of businessman R B Sachan, Vinay led a company of soldiers of 27 Rashtriya Rifles (Maratha Light Infantry) to encounter terrorists in J&K. In an interview, his father mentions how his son made his country proud, “Vinay had information that there were terrorists in Bafliaz village, to counter them he had a plan. He took only two jawans with him and led the troops. While the three were following the two militants, around three to four militants appeared from behind and attacked the three. While the two jawans collapsed, Captain Sachan continued his fight till he was hit by 12 rounds of bullets.” He never recovered from the injuries.

The local Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has built a memorial in the name of Captain Vinay Sachan.

The memorial is situated near KDMC sports ground next to a Battle Tank, which was used in India-Pakistan war of 1971 by The ’66 Armed regiment’ in Kachchi.. In addition to it, the KDMC created a museum at the spot which has memories of all the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our mother India. The museum also has some replica of guns like, ‘ SLR 7.62mm, SLR.62mm with bayonet, 503 LMG, .303 rifle and .303 rifle with bayonet’

Capt. Vinay joined Sister Nivedita English School in 1989 at Dombivli. According to his school friend Digvijay, they used to call Vinay – Lt. BARAKHAMBA when he came back on his first leave after joining army.

Vinay has made us all proud. May the soul rest in peace.

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