The Bandra dude.

My exposure to Bandra began in the early 70’s when I registered at National College which was half full of Bandra Buggers. After that most of my waking and drinking hours were spent in Bandra, and then in the early 90’s I physically moved to Bandra – body, soul and spirit. The Bandra I knew […]

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Writer’s block: Bandra buggers by Clement DeSylva.

Content Source : where men?! Bandra is one of the hippest and happening places in the city, filled with lingo that includes “where men”, “what men” and “I’ll break your legs and keep.” Confused? Your one stop guide to decoding all the suburb has to offer comes in the form of Clement DeSylva’s book titled […]

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The grand old bird man of India Dr. Salim Ali’s Pali Hill Bungalow before it was pulled down.

This beauitful old bungalow picture was tweeted by Mr. Mahadkar, which made me look up Dr. Salim Ali. Pali Hill had one of India’s greatest orinthologists, Salim Ali, living there in this bungalow and was known to walk around Pali Hill with his binoculars and a notebook taking notes and listening to or making bird […]

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Karma 101does records a podcast Vistasp Kharas was assaulted in Bandra by Litterbugs.

Vistasp Kharas was assaulted a few weeks ago in Bandra after asking confronting a couple of men who had just littered. We discuss this incident along with some other things including his love for para-gliding. [soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]  

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The production line.

How bottle masala made by East Indians of Bandra makes any dish taste good.

I don’t think I could have had a better introduction to bottle masala. I was working in advertising and one of my friends from work, Rajesh, invited me for lunch. He had just moved into a paying guest room in Mumbai’s Bandra neighbourhood and had acquired one of those small gas burners. He said his […]

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Interview with bandra/khar resident and Lawyer/Activist/Vigilant citizen Trivankumar Karnani.

I have been following Trivan on twitter and was impressed by this young guy who is an amazingly vigilant citizen. He interacts on various citizen journalist platforms and actively follows up on social causes. Here is short interview with Trivan who generally prefers his work to do the talking , but has obliged me with […]

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