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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The sporty and luxurious Mercedes-AMG 53 GLE Coupé

The SUV loaded with tech and fun to drive is great on hilly roads
It’s the sporty character that marks the GLE 53 Coupé out
It’s the sporty character that marks the GLE 53 Coupé out
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 08:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Hormazd Sorabjee

With work piling up, vacation homes becoming a hot favourite

Away from the mundane, the tourism industry is offering a quiet and serene workplace to many who’ve been locked up at home for months with tremendous work pressure
(Photo: shutterstock)
(Photo: shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 09:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Navneet Vyasan

After being sent on leave over Wadhawans’ Mahabaleshwar trip, Amitabh Gupta is Pune Police chief

The elevation came as part of a shuffle in the Maharashtra police with the transfer of 40 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers on Thursday
DHFL promoters Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT file)
DHFL promoters Kapil and Dheeraj Wadhawan.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT file)
Published on Sep 18, 2020 05:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

Moderate rain over 24 hours in Mumbai, suburbs

Over the past 24 hours, the maximum amount of rainfall in Maharashtra was recorded at Mahabaleshwar (79.8 mm), followed by Dahanu (60.8 mm). Mahabaleshwar surpassed its monthly rain average on Sunday with 1,861 mm rain against the mean for the month at 1784.3 mm.
Between 8.30 am and 10.30 am Tuesday, south Mumbai recorded 0.5 mm of rain and the suburbs recorded 6.6 mm.(PTI)
Between 8.30 am and 10.30 am Tuesday, south Mumbai recorded 0.5 mm of rain and the suburbs recorded 6.6 mm.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 11:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

Sunday drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: What makes the Mercedes G-class the car for Armageddon

This vehicle’s all-conquering nature is comforting, if not quite comfortable
The G-class isn’t for the chauffeur-driven
The G-class isn’t for the chauffeur-driven
Updated on Apr 19, 2020 05:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Hormazd Sorabjee

Amid Opposition attack, Maharashtra acts tough against official who gave lockdown passes to Wadhawans

Senior home department official Amitabh Gupta, who gave passes to DHFL scam accused Wadhawans, has been sent on compulsory leave.
File photo f DHFL accused Kapil Wadhawan.
File photo f DHFL accused Kapil Wadhawan.
Updated on Apr 10, 2020 01:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan

Venna Lake, Wilson Point and more: Places to visit in Mahabaleshwar

Recently, a friend said she was taking a break and going to “where the strawberries grow in this season”. Mahabaleshwar, is one of the most suited places for strawberry cultivation. In fact strawberries from here, contribute to about 85 percent of the total production of strawberries in the country.
Present day Mahabaleshwar came into existence in the year 1829-30. The magnificent scenic “points”, the perennial springs, streams, and waterfalls of Mahabaleshwar plateau, with its year round superb climate drew the English and others to Mahabaleshwar.(Unsplash)
Present day Mahabaleshwar came into existence in the year 1829-30. The magnificent scenic “points”, the perennial springs, streams, and waterfalls of Mahabaleshwar plateau, with its year round superb climate drew the English and others to Mahabaleshwar.(Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 12, 2020 11:50 AM IST
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Mahabaleshwar | By Indo Asian News Service

Indian gaur spotted in Konkan sanctuary for the first time in recorded history

Updated on Jan 23, 2020 07:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

MSRDC set to develop New Mahabaleshwar

The state urban development department issued a notification on Friday under the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act, 1966, appointing MSRDC as a “special planning authority” to develop the hill station across 52 villages of Jaoli, Patan and Satara tehsils in Satara district.
Mahabaleshwar is currently the wettest location in the country this monsoon with over 8,000 mm rainfall in less than four months.(HT image)
Mahabaleshwar is currently the wettest location in the country this monsoon with over 8,000 mm rainfall in less than four months.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 03:57 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

Mahabaleshwar has highest rainfall in state on Saturday

The recorded rainfall at Mahabaleshwar was 102mm followed by Satara (38mm) and Nashik (22mm) on Saturday. Pune recorded 12mm of rainfall on Saturday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) data.
The roads along the Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani route experienced traffic blocks due to overflowing of water and logging.(HT Photo)
The roads along the Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani route experienced traffic blocks due to overflowing of water and logging.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 02:25 PM IST
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Pune | By HT Correspondent

3-year-old survives fall into 50ft deep well in Mahabaleshwar

After three hours of searching, the group with whom Shaikh had come, heard his voice from the well. The group then informed the local police who called the Mahabaleshwar Trekkers.
According to police officials, Shaikh was on a picnic in Mahabaleshwar with children from a non-governmental organisation where his mother works.(Sourced)
According to police officials, Shaikh was on a picnic in Mahabaleshwar with children from a non-governmental organisation where his mother works.(Sourced)
Updated on May 27, 2019 09:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent

2 killed, 16 injured after buses collide on Mumbai-Pune expressway

The accident took place near Madap Bridge in Khalapur area, 26 km on the Pune lane, at around 8am. The passengers of the mini luxury bus were heading to Mahabaleshwar from Vasai.
The accident took place near Madap Bridge in Khalapur area, 26 km on the Pune lane, at around 8am.(HT Photo)
The accident took place near Madap Bridge in Khalapur area, 26 km on the Pune lane, at around 8am.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2019 01:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By G Mohiuddin Jeddy, Mumbai

Mumbai cooler than Mahabaleshwar, records lowest February temperature in 10 years

The city on Friday recorded its lowest February temperature in a decade, with the maximums in the suburbs dropping to 24.2°C; and to 24.5°C in south Mumbai
Evening walkers at Dadar’s ShivajiPark protect themselves from chilly winds on Friday.(Hemanshi Kamani/ HT)
Evening walkers at Dadar’s ShivajiPark protect themselves from chilly winds on Friday.(Hemanshi Kamani/ HT)
Published on Feb 09, 2019 12:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Pune man kills wife, slits own throat as 11-year-son watches

A case of murder and suicide was registered and autopsy reports were awaited, the officer said, adding that the exact cause of the altercation between the couple was being ascertained
The incident happened at 1:15 am on Thursday at a room in Hotel Koyna located near Poonam chowk in Mahabaleshwar.(HT representational photo)
The incident happened at 1:15 am on Thursday at a room in Hotel Koyna located near Poonam chowk in Mahabaleshwar.(HT representational photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 03:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent

Man stabs wife to death, kills himself in front of son in hotel room

The boy woke up to screams and found that his father was stabbing his mother with a knife, he told police
A man committed suicide after allegedly killing his wife in front of his son at the famous hill station of Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra, police said Thursday.(Shutterstock)
A man committed suicide after allegedly killing his wife in front of his son at the famous hill station of Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra, police said Thursday.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 12:23 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Press Trust of India

VW Passat driven and tested: Well-equipped and practical! By HT Brunch columnist Hormazd Sorabjee

Solid and safe, the VW Passat is so worth the high price
The Passat is an outstanding cruiser and feels wonderfully tied down at expressway speeds
The Passat is an outstanding cruiser and feels wonderfully tied down at expressway speeds
Updated on Dec 01, 2018 11:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Hormazd Sorabjee

Mahabaleshwar pips Cherrapunji this year to become India’s wettest place

Mahabaleshwar, a hill station in Maharashtra has got 5,619 mm rainfall so far while the Meghalaya town has received less than its average
People holding umbrellas and wearing raincoats in Mahabaleshwar on August 16.(HT File Photo)
People holding umbrellas and wearing raincoats in Mahabaleshwar on August 16.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 08:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ashish Phadnis

Managed to jump out in time as bus fell into gorge, says lone survivor of Raigad accident in Maharashtra which killed 33

33 people were killed when a bus carrying 34 people to Mahabaleshwar on a picnic fell into a deep gorge off Ambenali Ghat in Raigad on Saturday. Only one person survived as he jumped out of the bus.
Raigad: The group of staff members of an agriculture university in the Konkan region who were traveling in the bus, which later fell into a gorge, killing 33 passengers, in Raigad on Saturday, July 28, 2018. (PTI Photo) (PTI7_28_2018_000108B)(PTI)
Raigad: The group of staff members of an agriculture university in the Konkan region who were traveling in the bus, which later fell into a gorge, killing 33 passengers, in Raigad on Saturday, July 28, 2018. (PTI Photo) (PTI7_28_2018_000108B)(PTI)
Updated on Jul 28, 2018 08:43 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Press Trust of India

A Mustang to Mahabaleshwar

This American muscle car can do what its finer European counterparts can’t: cruise Indian roads without ripping out the underbody
The car doesn’t pretend to have the finesse or build quality of its German rivals and is pretty low tech in comparison
The car doesn’t pretend to have the finesse or build quality of its German rivals and is pretty low tech in comparison
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 11:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Hormazd Sorabjee

Mumbaiites are opting for staycations this long weekend

Travel portals tracking holiday bookings said there has been a 15% increase in bookings for staycations and wellness holidays
Travel portals tracking holiday bookings said there has been a 15% increase in bookings for staycations and wellness holidays, as compared to the last long weekend in May.(Shutterstock/Photo used for representational purpose)
Travel portals tracking holiday bookings said there has been a 15% increase in bookings for staycations and wellness holidays, as compared to the last long weekend in May.(Shutterstock/Photo used for representational purpose)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 12:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Neha LM Tripathi, Mumbai

Your space: Have a fresh bite to cool body and mind

TOPIC OF THE WEEK: With mercury levels steadily rising, readers share some of their tips and tricks to beat the summer heat and stay cool.
Children jump into a canal near Janta Vasahat to escape the scorching heat.(SANKET WANKHADE/ HT PHOTO)
Children jump into a canal near Janta Vasahat to escape the scorching heat.(SANKET WANKHADE/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 06, 2018 03:01 PM IST
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