World of Mathematics – interactive ebook – a piece of art!

The World of Mathematics is an interactive eBook available online and on mobile devices. Created by Philipp Legner, it is nothing short of a piece of art! A must-see for anyone interested in Mathematics – and more so for those who hate Mathematics

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Cycling to Barvi Dam and Lake – Bird Watching Paradise

Barvi Lake located 90 km from Mumbai between Badlapur and Murbad is an excellent destination for a cycling expedition combined with some amazing bird watching!

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Cycling to Uran – Dronagiri Hill Fort – Migratory Birds

Uran is a fishing village 90 km south of Mumbai and has a lesser known Dronagiri fort – also enroute see migratory water birds at Airoli and Ranjanpada

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Cycling on Elephanta Island – Feb 2013

Shiva as Lakulisha - the Lord of YogisSunrise at KalinaBalloon man going to workShip sailing on the way to ElephantaShip sailing on the way to ElephantaSeagulls and Ships
Seagull flyingElephanta IslandCycle on ferry to ElephantaToy train at ElephantaRoad to Elephanta CavesIdyllic road to cycle in Elephanta
Idyllic road to cycle in ElephantaBoys relaxing at ElephantaPillars in Elephanta CavesNataraja sculpture at ElephantaSculpture of guardians of Shiva at ElephantaSculpture of guardians of Shiva at Elephanta
Shiva and ParvatiThe Trimurti at ElephantaArdhanareshwar Shiva at ElephantaThe pillars in the main cave at ElephantaShiva Linga at Elephanta

Elephanta Caves on Elephanta Island is one of the well known tourist destinations around Mumbai.

However, I decided to visit the island to try something different – I took my mountain bike there… to my pleasant surprise, I found a wonderful cycling route that circles the island along the shore and at the end, climbs up the hill to the caves.

Then even better, there is a short but steep climb uphill to a pair of cannons… then the downhill ride was a completely unexpected bonus!

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Biking to Bordi = Bullets + Beach + Boys

Bikes on Bordi BeachArriving at DahanuDahanu Fort WallsDahanu Fort InteriorStone construction in Dahanu FortDahanu Fort Entrance
Jain Temple near Dahanu FortDahanu Fort RampartCannon at Dahanu FortMain entrance to Dahanu FortPosing with the cannon at Dahanu FortBoat in Dahanu Bay
Fishing boat with Indian Flag at DahanuMarch of the Fishing boats at Dahanu BayJai Hanuman! Painting on fishing boatBike at Dahanu BayEnjoying the view of Dahanu BayOld Bullet at Dahanu
Fishing Boat CemeteryFishing Boat CemeteryCasuarina Trees at DahanuDogs at Bordi BeachDogs at Bordi BeachDogs at Bordi Beach

Biking to Bordi – Feb 2013, a set on Flickr.

We went on a bike trip to Dahanu and Bordi. Four of us took our respective Royal Enfield Bullets and headed out without any plans. We ended up seeing Dahanu Fort, Dahanu Bay and then the superb Bordi beach. We ended the tour with a heavy Gujarati Thali at Umbergaon before heading back to Mumbai.

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