Discrimination faced by Mumbaikars...

If the housing societies in Mumbai (Bombay) are only meant for families (married couples), then the government of Maharashtra should make marriage compulsory in the state/city.
Or else the government should tell its citizens where will Unmarried, Divorcees, Bachelors, Spinsters live in the city of skyscrapers or is Bombay only for those who have families.
This is one of the greatest mental blocks of Mumbaikars, who otherwise want to bask in the FALSE HALO of Cosmopolitanism.
This disease (of not giving apartments to Bachelors, Muslims, etc on rent) is specially prevalent in housing societies where the Gujaratis, Marathis and North Indians (to some extent) abound; while the rest of the population is more or less okay with the concept.
The government of Maharashtra should take this matter seriously and devise laws to eradicate this malice ASAP, so that BOMBAY (and its suburbs) becomes free of discrimination based on Marital Status, Religion, etc. Or else the Honourable Supreme Court of India should step in, and give directions to the state or central governments -- so that the fundamental rights of its citizens enshrined in the constitution of India is not violated.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

GEMS school opens in Baniyas City
[Editor: Gems Education Ltd is the promoter of Everonn Education Ltd (Rs.32.80), which has started to perform. Very recently there were media reports that, GEMS Education Ltd's, Sunny Varkey is selling up to 33% stake of the company in a bid to raise $500m (Rs.3050 crore). It is speculated that some of the funds could be utilized to clear off a part of the debts of Everonn Education Ltd; thought it is widely believed that, this large chunk of funds raised would be used to pay off the company’s (Gems Education) existing loans with the Abraaj Group]
GEMS Education boss Sunny Varkey is selling up
 to 33% of the company in a bid to raise $500m.
GEMS Cambridge International School – Abu Dhabi at Bawabat Al Sharq (BAS) project in Baniyas City has opened this academic year with over 1,205 students in Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) to Year 8.

The school is owned and operated by GEMS Education, one of the world’s largest private school operators, in partnership with the Baniyas Investment and Development Company (BIDC), the investment arm of Baniyas Sports Club. The project was completed in less than 14 months.

Offering the National Curriculum for England from FS1 — eventually through to Year13 — GEMS Cambridge will ultimately cater to 3,400 students.

Commenting on the opening of the school, Subhi Benkhadra, CEO of BIDC, said: “This marks an important milestone in our ongoing partnership with GEMS Education and for the BAS project as a whole. The BIDC is bringing a wide range of services to the residents of Baniyas City and the region, now including one of the very best private schools in the entire country.

“The response to the school by families in Abu Dhabi has been wonderful. We have opened with over 1,205 students in FS1 to Year 8; demand for places has been very high. We look forward to the growth and development of the school as we expand our year groups and become a cornerstone of the community,” said Rebecca Plaskitt, Principal of GEMS Cambridge International School – Abu Dhabi.

GEMS Cambridge International School – Abu Dhabi is part of Phase III of the Bawabat Al Sharq Project — a Dh3 billion complete community project in Baniyas City. The development is a mix of modern residential, retail, entertainment and commercial facilities. It comprises premium apartments, villas, health care and educational facilities, and the distinctive BASMall, which hosts 240 prime retail shops and facilities over two floors covering a gross leasable area of 62,625 square metres.

GEMS Education owns and operates a global network of award-winning international schools. The GEMS schools provide high quality holistic education to more than 142,000 students of 151 nationalities.

Courtesy: Khaleej Times