Monica Chandwani – A Dedicated Mother & A Palavian

January 7, 2019
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I can confidently say that the move from Kalyan (where we previously resided) to Palava some 5 years ago has been the best decision of our lives. Moving to Palava seemed to be a practical decision for us as my husband runs his own business in Badlapur, and this move would have been beneficial for all of us.
While the whole ‘moving to a new place’ thought was running on our minds, the biggest concern for us was our kid’s education. We didn’t want to hamper our son’s routine or compromise on the quality of education. I wasn’t very convinced with the education system at Kalyan and hence, I was apprehensive at first. But, all my worries proved to be futile when we came across Lodha World School (LWS). As we researched and learned more about LWS, we realized that LWS was as invested as I was in my child’s growth. The state-of-the-art amenities, reputed faculties, and extra-curricular activities offered by the school were enough to convince me to opt for LWS. The school hasn’t only helped my child grow academically, but also physically and with emotional values. With Lodha World School being at a cycling distance from our home, the whole commute from home to school and back wasn’t tiring for my child. My kid loves football and is a part of the Palava FC team. The security here is top notch and I can vouch for my son’s safety while he’s playing around the building.

For me, there’s never a dull day here as there are so many activities and facilities made easily available. I am a member of various clubs and actively participate in several activities held in the city.

#PalavaMakesMeMore confident as I begin my journey towards investing in my child’s bright future without any fear.

Bindu Prabhu – A Trained Badminton Player & A Palavian

January 7, 2019
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01For me moving from Virar to Palava has been a big switch. We moved to Palava in 2015 and since then, I’ve only been in awe of this place and its beauty. We were contemplating shifting to Navi Mumbai keeping in mind our son’s higher education. But, we hadn’t decided on anything concrete, which is when Palava happened. We came across an advertisement for Palava, and we couldn’t resist from visiting their website. The rest, as they say, is history. We visited Palava and were mesmerized on our first visit itself. It’s going to be close to 4 years now and we’re loving it.

Everyone here at Palava is one big, happy family, where each one is supportive of the other and it feels like we live in a joint family.

I used to be a fitness enthusiast, but time was always an issue for me. As and when I used to watch my son Aditya play badminton, I also developed an urge to take up this sport. I started playing badminton in order to stay fit, and I’ve come across people, who have inspired me and supported me every step of the way. I have competed against great opponents who have taught me a lot and helped improve my game, irrespective of winning or losing. One of the most unforgettable moments of my life would have to be the time when I played alongside my son for a mixed doubles match and the best part was when we won as a team. I have practiced and won every doubles match conducted since 2015, including a doubles winner in Palaso’s first edition.

Now, Mita and I are training hard to compete in badminton tournaments outside Palava.

#PalavaMakesMeMore excited regarding what the future holds in terms of my passion for Badminton.

Anviksha Shah – A Budding Entrepreneur & A Palavian

December 24, 2018
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031I had been staying at Dombivli for 34 years of my life, so you can well imagine my reluctance when I had to shift to Palava some 5 years ago. I wasn’t sure if leaving my comfortable life of 34 years at Dombivli for Palava was a wise decision, also because I was dreading that I would have to constantly travel back and forth from Palava to Dombivli, which is going to leave me exhausted. But, once I moved to Palava, I was impressed and how!

I am government certified authorised service provider for leave and license agreements at Palava. I have registered numerous leave and license agreements for Palava city residents at the exact government rates.

What attracted me instantly to Palava is the connectivity and how one can go on about their life with ease over her. I have a young daughter and for me, her safety is a priority and Palava provides me with that. One of the biggest achievements for me is enrolling my daughter at Lodha World School as LWS has some of the best facilities and faculties offered to kids, and she loves every minute of it.

I work from home and this city has some great facilities that allow me to work amidst the gorgeous surroundings. I have put myself out there by partly sponsoring as well as appearing as a special guest in the last edition of PALASO.

I feel that Palava City offers me everything I need and more. Today I don’t have to step out of Palava City for anything, as everything is available here. After coming here, I believe age is just a number as the pleasant and natural atmosphere of Palava City always makes me feel young.

#PalavaMakesMeMore responsible towards attaining the perfect balance between business, family and my social life.

Madhuri Amte – A Self-Made Entrepreneur & A Palavian

December 24, 2018
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madhuri-thumbMy story is a little different from the rest since I did not immediately purchase a flat at Palava City. I moved to Palava over a year ago on a rent basis, but after having a close look at the whole quality of life and the city’s offerings, I was instantly convinced to buy my own house here, and that too within 3 months’ time.

I have two kids who also love this city as much as I do. My elder one is in college and the younger one goes to Lodha World School (LWS). I never had second thoughts about sending my child to LWS as I was always aware of the school’s top-notch facilities and reputed faculty. I would like to point out to the exceptional safety and security measures that Palava has ensured to all its residents. This is why I don’t mind my daughter walking to her school every day, which is just a short distance away. The residents of Palava are a tight-knit family, where we face all the ups and downs of life together and help each other through all the trying times. I initially conducted tuitions at my home but stopped it as I yearned to spend more time with my family. That is when I decided to start my own business of making homemade farsan, and slowly ventured out and started taking orders for chaklis, sweets, and farsan. In less than a year, everyone loved the quality and the taste of my food, and the orders kept coming. Now, I also have my own catering business and I enjoy the look of satisfaction on people’s faces when I serve them my food at various events in the city.

I’m a happy resident of Palava and like the fact that Palava encourages community living. I look forward to having my own stall in the next event organized at Palava, including Tarang.

#PalavaMakesMeMore eager to create my own identity and pursue what I love at all times.

Manikant Mudgil – A Software Guru & A Palavian

December 18, 2018
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manikant-mudgilThe shift to Palava has been very recent, but I’m already wowed. As a resident of Colaba, this hasn’t been an easy decision for me as I’m an out-and-out South Bombay person. But, when I shifted to Palava, that’s when my perspective about this place took a 360-degree turn. I realized how close Palava is to South Mumbai in terms of the place, nature, and everything else. Since I loved Colaba because of the fresh and clean air, as well as the greenery on all sides, imagine my surprise when I moved to Palava because this place gave me the same exact feeling and did not make me feel out of place. My father served in the Navy and during his tenure, we stayed in Navy Nagar, which was a beautiful place. So, from my childhood itself, I have grown up amidst greenery, clear blue skies and breathing the fresh air around. To my surprise and happiness, Palava took me back to my childhood days, as this place has all the facilities and immense greenery that I have always been so used to since I was a kid.

Another stand out feature for me is that Palava is extremely close to my workplace, Ghansoli- which is also known as the ‘Software Hub’. The short commute allows me to enjoy various other activities once I come back from work. My favourite weekend spot is the mall situated nearby, while the gym and the clubhouse are also where I spend my free time.

The city doesn’t disappoint and stays true to its name – Smart City. Palava is ahead of its time in terms of trends. The free Wi-Fi availability also allows me to work from home.

#PalavaMakesMeMore enthusiastic as I look forward to combining work and other activities with sheer ease.

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Mita Mamania – A Keen Badminton Player, Swimmer & A Palavian

December 13, 2018
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Mita-MamaniaThe move to Palava has been recent and this shift has been a very positive one for me. My family and I moved to Palava from Ambernath in April 2016. Before shifting here, I had heard a lot of positive things about Palava and the fact that this city is regarded as the No. 1 Smart City just piqued my interest level all the more. Once I moved to the city, I realized why so many people had so many good things to say about this place. I was completely taken in by the beauty of this place. I was always interested and curious about the idea of a township, wherein all the amenities are available for individuals across all age groups. I wondered how that is even possible but is only when I moved here did I realize how effortlessly Palava manages to connect all its citizens through the concept of a township. There are world-class amenities offered here to children, parents, senior citizens. Everything is at a walking distance and the city itself is well-equipped with a clubhouse, swimming pool, garden area, etc.

My favourite part of the city has to be the open landscape (Casa Rio). Only when I moved here, I started pursuing badminton and swimming because the facilities and the teaching over here are top-notch. There is a spacious badminton court where I practice and the all exclusive ladies swimming pool urged me to take up swimming as a hobby. My family has been supportive of my hobbies, which is why I have participated in several badminton competitions, and I’ve been awarded the best player of the tournament during PALASO (first and biggest sporting event organized by PCMA).

#PalavaMakesMeMore courageous to go after my dreams and pursue them no matter what.