That Brand New Feeling!

New beginnings – there is a sense of freshness, a euphoria of embarking on a new journey; turning to a new chapter of your life. This is the essence of owning your own home, stepping across the threshold into a new space.

For many purchasing a new home is a cathartic experience. In a way it is a purging of the past, wiping the slate clean and starting anew.

A new home represents different things to different people. For the young executive, it is a sense of achievement of having the ultimate status symbol of ‘arriving in the big city’ – your own home. For a newly married young couple it means a new sense of togetherness. For families with children, a new home that comes with child friendly amenities is a boon and for the retired couple, it is a new adventure that provides them with the facilities for a well-earned rest and relaxation while providing them with opportunities to be mentally and physically fit.

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There is joy and excitement in the entire process of not just zeroing on on your new home but also doing up the space the way you want it to be. The feeling of ownership and the pride of possession cannot be measured; it has to be experienced.

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This is why homes at Aurelia – Rustomjee Urbania are the perfect venue to embark on a new journey in life. No matter which phase of life you are in, Rustomjee has thoughtfully provided for every aspect of living that makes you feel immediately comfortable in your new surroundings. With ease of commuting to any part of the city, entertainment, fitness, club facilities, activities for children, adults and the elderly alike, creation of pristine environments which make you glad that you have purchased a home in this oasis in the middle of the concrete desert of Mumbai.

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Yes, there is nothing like that brand new feeling; and it only gets better at Rustomjee!

Rustomjee hosts a Single malt appreciation extravaganza at their upcoming luxurious project – Rustomjee Elements

Rustomjee Group on 9th July, 2016 hosted a Single malt appreciation event at its upcoming luxurious project located in the heart of Juhu, Rustomjee Elements. This was an exclusive gathering of HNIs from the corporate fraternity where existing customers of Rustomjee were also invited. The gathering was hosted by Nikhil Agarwal of All Things Nice, which is a platform for knowledge of luxury spirits and gourmet food.

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Rustomjee has ensured that its gated communities make space for customers to relive their forgotten interests and spend quality time with friends and family. This event truly brought the ‘My Space’ concept to life, with like minded people and fine spirits. The evening boasted luxe whiskies such as the JW Blue Label, Springbank 18 YO, Glenfiddich 18 YO and Monkey Shoulder to name just a few.

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Spread over 3 acres in Juhu, Rustomjee Elements is the only gated community in the area and boasts of spacious limited edition luxury apartments fringing a landscaped courtyard, complete with water bodies, pathways and tropical softscapes. The avant garde concept design by renowned Hong Kong-based architect James Law Cybertecture, is poised to become a 21st century contemporary landmark in the premium locality of Juhu.

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Leon’s World – For the Young and Young at Heart

When you think of bringing up your children what is the first thing that comes to mind beyond education? Most parents think of fruitful extracurricular activities for their kids. Wherever a child’s interests and talent lies, parents strive to hone their skills, whether it be the arts like paintings, music and dance or sports like gymnastics, football and cricket or even self-defence classes like judo and karate. Some parents also seek to put their children for activity classes that will tap their intelligence like mathematic or linguistic classes. Very often, parents get stymied by the long distance they have to travel to get their kids to these classes and thus many children are denied the opportunity of living their dreams just because commuting is such an issue in Mumbai.

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At Rustomjee, we understand the woes and worries of parents and strive to create environments that provide better childhoods for our children. Children achieve center space in our boardrooms and in our design and development centers. For us, designing a building translates to creating a conducive enriching environment for families and children to grow up in. We believe that a well built environment in terms of open spaces for children to play and interact in can encourage children’s development in multiple ways.

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It was this thoughtfulness that led Rustomjee to establish Leon´s World. It is a unique concept developed with an aim to get children to live the ideal childhood through play, fun and learning. Leon’s World consists of a number of specially designed zones that house play equipment, toys and games centring on numeric, linguistic, musical, naturalistic and visual learning.

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Each square inch of Leon’s World has been designed in partnership with renowned child experts. The entire activity area has been divided into various growth centers – Leon’s World of Early Learning, Leon’s World of Music and theatre, Leon’s World of Astronomy and Leon’s World of Maths and Science which cater to different aspects of growth and development. The theory proposes the existence of eight intelligences, through which children understand their world. These are the linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, spatial, bodily kinesthetic, and interpersonal and the naturalistic intelligence. Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory also states that if a child is allowed to explore, he/she could excel in more areas than one. At Leon’s World children can be left free to explore their innate skills and give them a chance to pick up a talent or two.

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Apart from the play zones, Leon’s World also offers a structured time table of activities such as Tabla, Vocal, Flute, Dance, Karate, Gymnastics, Football, Art & Craft, Pottery etc. These classes are offered by a group of trained teachers who offer the classes at a nominal fee per student.

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Then again, Rustomjee has not forgotten the adults and their aspirations as well, so Leon’s world also offers a range of classes for adults as well. Leon’s World consists of a range of multi-intelligence play spaces that can be used by children and adults alike. It is a space beyond the home and the school where the entire family can come together and spend quality time. And the best part is that it’s right at your threshold which means more time to pursue your dreams!

Father’s Day – My Dad, My Hero!

Mothers may be the primary caregivers in most families but it is the fathers who normally take on the role of leading their kids on a journey of exploration and adventure in this wonderful world around us. Fathers are the ones who teach their sons to kick a football and their daughters to brook no nonsense from anyone. From studies to just plain rough housing, dads feature quite prominently in every child’s life.

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This is why it is unfortunate that fathers don’t get much time to spend with their kids when they are busy in their respective careers. Very often, when they are stuck in the rat race it is difficult to take time out and look at the bigger picture – the kids whom they are working so hard to provide for are growing slowly but steadily out of childhood.

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The time to bond and crate memories that your children will cherish is in their foundation years. Rustomjee understands the constraints that fathers face on their time and energy which is why its homes are created with world class amenities that encourage family time. Fathers can spend time teaching their kids swimming, enjoying some music, lie back and gaze at the stars, explore nature or go for a spin on a cycle all within the secure environs of Rustomjee townships. With the hassle of travelling to a destination, fathers have more time to bind with their kids rather than just face frustrating traffic jams.

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In fact, this Father’s Day, on 19th June, why not plan to spend the whole day dedicated to being just a ‘dad’? Plan a whole slew of activities that you love doing with your family. Get to know your kids again on a whole new level and truly connect. They say every dad is a hero in their children’s eyes, this Father’s Day resolve to be a Super Hero!

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Kids, you too can make your father feel special on Father’s Day – Participate in the Rustomjee Father’s Day contest. Leave a message for your dad, #ThankYouDad , telling him what he means to you and what a difference he makes in your life. Loads of interesting prizes to be won!

Highlights from Urbania Summer Fest 2016!

The central boulevard of Rustomjee Urbania, Thane came alive over the weekend of 30th April and 1st May as the Urbania Summer Fest attracted over a 1000 families to enjoy a myriad of activities in the pristine settings of the township. Everyone from ‘2 to 72 year olds’ had a grand time. The live band, magic show, mimicry ensured that the center stage was always thronged by a crowd. The games and adventure sports appealed to the young and young at heart while the joyful squeals of the toddlers on the jumping castle, trampoline and toy train put a smile on all faces.

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Learn some cool self-defense moves at the Judo workshop

Learn some cool self-defense moves at the Judo workshop

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Get your groove on with these smooth B-Boying moves

Get your groove on with these smooth B-Boying moves

Do it like the Japanese – throw your weight around like a Sumo Wrestler

Do it like the Japanese – throw your weight around like a Sumo Wrestler

Get rid of your rage by smashing your opponent in Body Zorbing.

Get rid of your rage by smashing your opponent in Body Zorbing.

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Get the thrill of soaring up high on a Bungee Trampoline

Get the thrill of soaring up high on a Bungee Trampoline

Get the thrill of soaring up high on a Bungee Trampoline

Get the thrill of soaring up high on a Bungee Trampoline

Urbania Summer Fest 2016 – A Time for Family!

The Urbania Summer Fest was a weekend of exciting adventure, fun and family time. This was the second edition of the annual fair hosted at the Rustomjee Urbania in Thane. The fest was thoughtfully organized to ensure that every family member, toddlers, parents and grandparents had an amazing time and bonded over some exciting adventure games and entertainment. As the sun set the amazing lights display lit up the venue in a rainbow of colours and made the evening even more magical.

The coolest war ever! Beware, paintballs do hurt!

The coolest war ever! Beware, paintballs do hurt!

Get to feel like the king of the track on your ATV bike

Get to feel like the king of the track on your ATV bike

Turn your world upside down and have a ball while Zorbing

Turn your world upside down and have a ball while Zorbing

Why walk when you have a Hoverboard?

Why walk when you have a Hoverboard?

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Little tykes look cool in this set of wheels!

Little tykes look cool in this set of wheels!

Target practice at the rifle shooting range

Target practice at the rifle shooting range

Target practice at the rifle shooting range

Target practice at the rifle shooting range

All aboard! Kids loved the toy train ride

All aboard! Kids loved the toy train ride

Zip, Zap, Zoom away on the skate board!

Zip, Zap, Zoom away on the skate board!

Urbania Summer Fest – Weekend of Family Masti

Rustomjee Urbania, Thane, hosted the Urbania Summer Fest 2016 – a time for fun and adventure for the whole family right from ‘2 to 72 year olds’! The fest was planned with the same amount of thoughtfulness that Rustomjee puts into all its projects to ensure that everyone from the tiny tots to the adrenaline junkies and the grandparents, all had a great time.

We bring you a few glimpses from the most awesome summer fest that Thane has ever seen.

1)The fun meter touched new highs as the kids climbed to the top of the Bouncy Castle!
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2) Some deadly shooting at the Balloon Shoot.
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3) Ever feel like you’re going nowhere but the journey’s such fun? Try the Bungee Run.
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4) Shrieks, shouts and squeals at the thrilling Bungee Trampoline.
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5) Indian Saga turns on the heat with their music.
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6) Right out of the wild, wild, West – the Rodeo Bull’s a special treat.
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7)The best way to beat stress, and your partner! – Body ZorbingBody Zorbing

8)Everyone’s favourite Doremon was in demand with the selfie seekers
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9)The magic show leaves the audience spell bound
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10)The best fitness workout at the Obstacle course
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11) The Segway is a smooth ride
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12)Tug of war an old classic test of strength and skill
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13)Walking tall, this stilt walker had everyone looking up to him
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Summer is Here

“I am Summer, come to lure you away from your computer… come dance on my fresh grass, dig your toes into my beaches,” Oriana Green sure hit the nail on the head when she described summer in these lyrical words. Summer is indeed a time to break free – from work, routines and general drudgery.

Memories of childhood in particular are mainly about how the summer vacations were spent, we all have our own favourite #summerstories. For those who lived in the city, a trip to the native place and old family home was mandatory. Shedding the sheen of city life, for a brief spell one was granted the opportunity of being one with nature – the large courtyards of the village bungalow, discovering new plants and perhaps even bugs and other creatures; running free in the fields, the joy of being able to climb a mango tree and eat the fruit fresh off the branch!

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The months prior to summer were spent planning vacations – where to go, what to do and a trip abroad was a special treat indeed. Of course, there are almost two months of summer break from school and not all of them can be spent travelling, so there were the picnics planned with friends; days spent playing cricket matches with concerned mothers providing break time refreshments; sometimes, the ‘uncles’ from the society would organize nature walks in the local park, hearing them describe the flora and fauna would be fodder for much mirth among the kids on the threshold of adolescence. And who can forget the memories of all too brief summer romances which usually washed away with the first rains!

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Summer is like being granted a reprieve from daily life and actually getting a chance to live – enjoy those few bright days to the fullest. It is summer when the age boundaries are diffused and the old and young alike imbibe the liberating spirit of the season.

Which is what Rustomjee Urbania understands very well and has therefore conceived and presented a summer festival like no other. At the Urbania Summer Fest, age is no bar and right from 2 years olds to 72 year olds will be able to enjoy the myriad of activities. Families can enjoy the stage performances and street acts like jugglers, mimicry artists, dance performances, clowns, and stilt walkers. For young adults there are all manner of adventure activities to get the adrenalin running like Paintball, ATV Bike, Sumo Wrestling, Rodeo Bull, Body Zorbing, Laser Tag, Rifle Shooting and many more…. The little tykes are sure to enjoy the bouncing castle, face painting, magic show, toy train and other activities planned specially for their safe enjoyment. Its two days of pure, unadulterated summer fun!

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Every summer has a story – let this one be about the Urbania Summer Fest

On Top of the World!

There are those who were born to the high life and those who work hard towards it. In a city like Mumbai, a person’s status depends largely on their home. Not just the way the interiors are done up but exactly where the home is located – here a higher floor literally implies living the good life. One has to #LiveHighToDiscover the joys and perks of being high above the city and experience being on top of the world. For those who wonder what the fuss is all about, we decode the secrets of the high floors for you…

Breathtaking Views: There is something about seeing things from a height that changes the perspective completely. The squalor of slums, the ceaseless flow of traffic, the small oasis of green parks and playgrounds, all become part of a canvas, one that is forever changing form and pulsating with life. Even at night the twinkling lights create a mesmerizing vista which you can gaze upon endlessly. The higher floors give you that distance from the city where you can enjoy its pace without being dragged down by it.

Your own piece of sky: Let’s face it, with buildings coming up all over the city, most often you find one building facing the other and all the apartments are forced to have curtains and blinds if they wish to have any sense of privacy. Yogeeta Sinha, a software professional and mother of two says, “when we were living in our earlier house on the second floor, the only view was the kitchen in the building opposite us. It was rather depressing. Now when we have moved to a high rise and are living on the 33rd floor, suddenly I find myself with my own piece of sky! My kids have even set up a telescope in the living room balcony to see the stars; something that was impossible in our earlier home.”

Live beyond shadows: Up on a high floor, your home will be beyond the reach of shadows. With the morning sunlight streaming into your home and fresh air wafting through it, this is the closest you will come to the feeling of living in the clouds. “I come from a small town in Himachal where our house was on the hillside, here when I got a job in Mumbai, I dreaded the idea of living in a house which was overshadowed by other buildings and having pollution all around me. Luckily I managed to get a house on the 20th floor, it is not exactly what I was used to but it’s the closest I will come to that atmosphere in this city,” avers Ramesh Bisht.

Rising above: The higher you live the more you are removed from the drudges of city life. No more are you troubled by the blare of horns in the traffic, pests like flies and mosquitoes don’t bother to come up to the high floors, the loudspeakers at festive time get muted and even pollution loses its sting at these heights.

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Whether its issues of security, privacy or peace and quiet; the higher floors offer a major advantage in all aspects. And now, one can avail of these benefits at no additional cost – Rustomjee Urbania presents a unique offer in the tallest tower in Thane, the Azziano. Rustomjee will be levying absolutely no floor rise charge from the 32nd to the 36th floors. Moreover, the 2 and 3 BHK apartments here start from Rs 1.36 crore, all inclusive! This is the perfect opportunity to experience life in the skies, don’t miss it!