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Bagel Shop

Review from NDTVCOOKS Located in a leafy, winding Bandra lane, this restaurant in- a-bungalow has the relaxed air of the Friends living room. I compliment Matan Schabracq for introducing Mumbai to this bread for the head cafe. Cane furniture, plenty of books, newspapers, magazines, games et al. Plain, poppy seed and sesame seed authentic bagels […]

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Castella de Aguada or the Bandra Fort.

Castella de Aguada (Portuguese: “Fort of the Waterpoint”), also known as the Bandra Fort, is a fort in Mumbai. “Castella” is a misspelling for Portuguese “Castelo” (castle). Properly, it should be called Castelo da Aguada, although it seems its Portuguese builders actually called it Forte de Bandorá (or Bandra Fort). It is located at Land’s End in Bandra. It was […]

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Lost Heritage – Godiwala Bungalow at Mount Mary Road.

Acclaimed Film Director Bimal Roy lived here before he passed away in 1966, his family though continued to stay at the place and subsequently were sent notices by Godiwala’s to give possession of the same. Watch the video to know more, directed and produced by Bimal Roy’s son, Joy Bimal Roy. This short film explores the Godiwalla […]

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MOUNT MARY BASILICA

  The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary Church, is a Roman Catholic Basilica located in Bandra, Mumbai. The Basilica is one of the most visited ‘religious places of worship’ in the city. Every September, the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated on the first Sunday after 8 September, the birthday of the Virgin […]

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Indigo Deli Bandra

On April 25th, 2012, the suburb of Bandra saw the much-awaited opening of the city’s fourth Indigo Delicatessen, or Indigo Deli (as it’s come to be popularly known); one of Mumbai’s much loved all-day diner. Located off Pali Market, this 62-seater New York-style eatery offers guests a combination of privacy and comfort, and has become […]

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Celebrate Bandra Festival

Celebrate Bandra is the biennial cultural festival of Bandra, Mumbai that showcases the best the suburb has to offer in heritage, music, sport, theatre, literature & poetry, food, art and film. It is an initiative of the Celebrate Bandra Trust and Fountainhead Promotions & Events Pvt. Ltd. Darryl D’monte is the Chairman and Convenor of the two-week-long festival. The […]

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St. Andrews School.

History The first school founded in Bandra after Bombay passes on to the English was St. Andrew’s Parish School, Started by the Vicar, Fr. Francisco de Mello in 1780. It was started mainly to teach Catechism to the children of the parish. However by 1782 Portuguese was also being taught, as in the personal accounts […]

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