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Mumbai has fun without the TV

Lakhs of Mumbaiites celebrated Hindustan Times’ No TV Day on Saturday by participating in the plethora of events organised by your favourite newspaper and other groups supporting its initiative.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2011 02:04 AM IST

Lakhs of Mumbaiites celebrated Hindustan Times’ No TV Day on Saturday by participating in the plethora of events organised by your favourite newspaper and other groups supporting its initiative.

From heritage trails to sailing, yoga camps to painting competitions, these events drew impressive numbers. A laser show in Juhu and a wishing tree in Malad visited by Akshay Kumar were great hits.

By the evening, the initiative’s Facebook page had received nearly 16 lakh hits and 1.65 lakh people had pledged not to watch TV on the page and via text messages and email.

Ghatkopar couple Akshay and Swati PN, both 29, rode an open-top bus at Marine Drive. “We will head to Elephanta Caves,” said Akshay, who last went downtown when Trident Hotel was still ‘The Oberoi’.

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