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Visit these exotic places near Mumbai to celebrate your New Year's Eve. Pixabay

BY PUJA GUPTA

After a hectic year of work and life, everyone deserves to party their way on New Year’s Eve. Whether you like to dance the night away or relax over great food and drinks with loved ones, theres no better place for it than to get away from the city. Its not just the noise and traffic that you escape, but it also gives you the much-needed break from routine. And if you havent yet got yourself a spot, we have some great options! Within comfortable driving distances of Mumbai, are some of the regions best-kept secrets.


Magnolia Villa, Alibaug

Popular for its flawless location just hours from Mumbai, Magnolia villa can house 10 guests across its 4 lavish bedrooms. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen, an inviting lap pool and sprawling lawn, making it the perfect place for friends and family to bond over food, drinks, barbeques, dips in the pool and conversations. Not to forget, Alibaug’s weather is just perfect in December!


Fazlani Nature’s Nest is the most therapeutic stay. Pixabay

Paashan Villa by Vista Rooms

Featured on BBC’s series ‘The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes’, the horizontally designed cliff abode in Khopoli celebrates stunning landscape views of the surrounding hills. This dream home is perfect for a cosy group of 4, and offers a private heated infinity pool, a terrace, fully equipped kitchen, arrangements for bonfires and ATV rides and of course, the chance to live in one of the most luxurious holiday homes in India! It’s one of Vista Room’s most popular and best rated properties.

Constellations Cassiopeia

If you’re a party of up to 15 people, this is the place for you. Located conveniently at Khandala, this Saffron Stays property is senior citizens-friendly and comes with its own private pool, heated jacuzzi, open lawn and 5 bedrooms. The in-house chef is an expert in various cuisines and will ensure that the food never stops flowing as you ring in the New Year!


Khandala is a beautiful place with many party spots. Wikimedia Commons

Fazlani Nature’s Nest

If you want to have the most therapeutic stay in one of India’s newest and most popular wellness retreats, your search stops here. Overlooking the pristine waters of Mawal, Fazlani Nature’s Nest offers luxurious cottages, an organic farm-to-fork restaurant that allows you to pick your own vegetables for the salad, an orchard, delightful afternoon duck parades and an equine therapy that promises to detress your tired mind. Just 2 hours from Mumbai and Pune, this is the quiet getaway you always wanted!

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Greens by Vista Rooms

Ideal for a group of up to 8, Greens by Vista Rooms is in Nashik, which has one of Maharashtra’s most enviable December weathers. With 3 bedrooms, a jacuzzi and a private pool, it offers a massive outdoor area that’s large enough for 300 people but is reserved just for your private party! The fully equipped kitchen is ready for you to whip up your meals and the home comes with complimentary breakfast, ensuring you can have your lazy holiday breakfast in bed. (IANS)


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Upcoming medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages

The new medical colleges being opened in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages.

The state government has issued an order naming four district hospitals that are being converted into medical colleges.

These district hospitals are in Bijnor, Fatehpur, Chandauli, and Siddharth Nagar.

The Bijnor medical college has been named after Mahatma Vidur, a philosopher during the Mahabharata era and uncle of the Pandavas and Kauravas.

The Chandauli medical college has been named after Baba Keenaram, said to be the founder of the Aghori sect.

The Siddharth Nagar district hospital will be called Madhav Prasad Tripathi Medical College after the BJP politician from the region. Tripathi, popularly known as Madhav Babu, was also the first Uttar Pradesh BJP chief. He was elected MP from Domariyaganj in 1977, besides being two times Jan Sangh MLA and also a member of the UP legislative council.

The Fatehpur hospital has been named Amar Shaheed Jodha Singh Ataiya Thakur Dariyawn Singh Medical College, after the freedom fighter of 1857.

It is said that he was among the first to use Guerrilla warfare against the British, as taught by freedom fighter Tatya Tope.

Meanwhile, according to official sources, the medical college in Deoria will be named after Maharishi Devraha Baba and the medical college of Ghazipur in the name of Maharishi Vishwamitra.

The medical college of Mirzapur will be in the name of Maa Vindhyavasini, the medical college of Pratapgarh in the name of Dr. Sonelal Patel and the medical college of Etah will be named after Veerangana Avantibai Lodhi. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: Medical Colleges, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, India, Politics


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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has picked India as the favourite to win the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Inzamam feels that the Virat Kohli-led India have a greater chance of winning the trophy as the conditions in the Gulf nations are similar to the subcontinent, which makes India the most dangerous side in the event, according to Inzamam.

"In any tournament, it cannot be said for certain that a particular team will win' It's all about how much chance do they have of winning it. In my opinion, India have a greater chance than any other team of winning this tournament, especially in conditions like these. They have experienced T20 players as well," said Inzamam on his YouTube channel.

He said more than the Indian batters, the bowlers have a lot of experience of playing in the conditions. The Indian Premier League (IPL) was played recently in UAE and most of the Indian bowlers did well in that leg.

Inzy heaped praises on the Men in Blue for the confident manner in which they chased the target against Australia on a challenging track without needing Kohli's batting prowess.

"India played their warm-up fixture against Australia rather comfortably. On subcontinent pitches like these, India are the most dangerous T20 side in the world. Even today, if we see the 155 runs they chased down, they did not even need Virat Kohli to do so," he added.

Though he did not pick any favourite, Inzamam termed the India-Pakistan clash in the Super 12 on October 24 as the 'final before the final' and said the team winning it will go into the remaining matches high on morale,

"The match between India and Pakistan in the Super 12s is the final before the final. No match will be hyped as much as this one. Even in the 2017 Champions Trophy, India and Pakistan started and finished the tournament by facing each other, and both the matches felt like finals. The team winning that match will have their morale boosted and will also have 50 percent of pressure released from them," Inzamam added. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: India, Pakistan, Sports, ICC T20 World Cup, UAE.


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Skin problems like itchiness, dryness and flakiness can occur anytime if you're not moisturising your body enough.

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man in white crew neck t-shirt Moisturising the body in the morning sets your skin up to face countless irritants and environmental factors during the day. | Photo by The Creative Exchange on Unsplash

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