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Tapping into the potential of Indian creators, Netflix to open first post-production unit in Mumbai

This facility will have 40 offline editing rooms to foster a collaborative environment among creators.

Netflix launched in India in 2016 and since then, the content generated on this OTT platform has powered the nation's creative industry. It has presented to the audience, some of the best scripts like the International Emmy-winning series- Delhi Crime, Sacred Games, Sex Education and Money Heist, among others.

Consequently, in a bid to contribute more to the Indian creative industry, this streaming major has decided to open its first global post-production office in Mumbai. Apart from boosting employment opportunities, this will help in promoting the spirit of collaboration among creators, across geographical and linguistic boundaries.

Facility to be operational by June 2022

Indian cinema industry produces well over 1500 movies every year, to entertain its audience and making the best use of this creative industry, is Netflix. Mumbai will soon be home to this streaming major's first full-service, live-action, wholly-owned post-production facility that will engage with Indian and global projects.

Expected to be operational by June 2022, this facility will have 40 offline editing rooms to foster an inspiring and collaborative environment among directors, editors, showrunners and sound designers. This one-of-a-kind global facility is expected to result in advanced media management workflows.

NetFX launched in 2020

Making it easier for creators to work and collaborate during the pandemic, Netflix had launched a cloud-based platform- NetFX. This platform enables multiple Indian artists to work on the VFX for global titles. Netflix is also investing in the latest technologies and skill development through certifications and workshops to help budding creators enhance their portfolios.

With over 208 million paid subscribers across 190 countries, Netflix ranks among the online streaming industry giants. It invested about $410 million on local programming in 2019 and 2020, hence, expanding operations through an online platform catering to Indian artists and an offline facility based in Mumbai was always on the cards.

Sea Tourism is all set to sail in Mumbai with a host of new projects in the pipeline

Mumbai to get the world's longest sea ropeway & an int'l cruise terminal, among other amenities soon!

In a bid to foster multimodal connectivity across the city, the Mumbai Port Trust has tabled a bunch of projects to ensure bolstered infrastructure growth here. Proposed under the banner of the Gati Shakti Scheme, these plans aim to link two key features of the agenda, i.e cargo and sea tourism and build new amenities for the same. Reportedly, the installation of an Internation Cruise Terminal, a waterfront, a ro-pax terminal and the world's longest sea ropeway, among other provisions, are included within its scope.
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Mumbai's iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus gets an all-new  'Restaurant on Wheels'

The fine-diner has been set up using a discarded rail coach.

Mounted on the rails leading to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai, an all-new 'Restaurant on Wheels' is here to win hearts and bellies of passengers and locals alike. Launched by the Central Railway, the exquisite fine-diner is a revamped discarded rail coach that promises to offer a unique experience to its patrons. As per railway officials, the Restaurant on Wheels aims to become a popular landmark eatery in South Mumbai, with its one-of-a-kind 'rail themed' setting and ambiance.

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Vintage Machine's 'Inferno Episode 1' is going live in Lucknow this Friday!

Backed by the Rude Box Entertainment, this lit event is bringing you the coolest DJ line up

A buzzing Friday night is on the cards for you all partyholics in town as Inferno Episode 1 is going live at the Vintage Machine in Lucknow on October 22. Backed by the Rude Box Entertainment, this lit event is bringing you the coolest DJ line up and trust us, it's all you need to let down your hair and welcome the weekend! Get ready to groove and have fun, for a chance like this might not knock on your door any time soon again!

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Mumbai's Sion Flyover to remain shut on weekends till January 9, 2022 due to repair work

Check out the alternate routes chalked out by the Mumbai Traffic Police here.

The Mumbai Traffic Police on Friday announced that the Sion flyover will remain closed every weekend, for the next three months, due to the repair work undertaken by the Maharashtra State Roads Development Corporation (MSRDC). The vehicle shutdown here will be clocked from 10 PM on Saturday to 6 AM on Monday, till January 9, 2022. Several route diversions have been put in place by the city traffic police department to allow an unhindered automobile movement during the closure, added reports. Check all alternate track here:

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Amusement parks in Maharashtra to open for visitors from Oct 22nd

Here's a detailed report of all services that have been unlocked in the state so far

After allowing cinema halls and theatres to restart services, the govt has now permitted dry amusement parks in Maharashtra to reopen, Friday onwards. The administration on Monday decided to reopen all dry amusement parks in the state from October 22 after a detailed discussion with the state COVID Task Force and Children's Task Force. Additionally, shops and restaurants have also been granted longer working hours now. Read on to know more about the orders.

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As per new orders by Kanpur Municipal Corporation, citizens will now have to inform the authorities before bringing home a pet. Those failing to do so will have to pay a hefty fine of ₹1200, irrespective of breed and size. The Municipal Corporation is also planning to bring pet clinics under the purview of the license.

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Newly launched e-buses to connect Lucknow to nearby rural areas from October 25

The fares for the e-buses will range from ₹5 for 3 km to ₹37 for more than 25 km

The newly launched electric buses in the city will ply on a new route, connecting Lucknow to the rural areas around, starting October 25. This will be the first time that such a service will be deployed in these areas, wherein commuters will be able to travel to and from the city, in the comfort of new state-of-the-art e-buses. The trials for the same are currently underway.

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