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Meet Editor & Publisher Mr. Clarence Gomes of Bandra Times

I love the Bazaar Road market lane, and have walked the lane a thousand times, on this path you can’t help but notice a beautiful 148-year-old house marked “Bandra Times”. What really can put a smile on your face is the Bandra times message blackboard, where they have a satire message written by hand. Its […]

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A pencil sketch of Bandra railway station on railway from WR archives

Wow! This is the most beautiful sketch of Bandra Station from WR archives. Would love to know more about this sketch, when was it done and what year was it done?  The original tweet A pencil sketch of #Bandra railway station on #Mumbai railway from WR archives pic.twitter.com/BPdqGexsY1 — Rajendra B. Aklekar (@rajtoday) March 20, […]

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A sketch of the 160-year-old Parish St Peter’s Church.

Mumbai architect Savio Lobo documents the dying structures of Bandra.

Twelve months of these street excursions have resulted in a 180-page book titled Bandra By Hand. Launched on Sunday, the book contains over 100 black-and-white sketches of known and lesser-known structures in Bandra. Armed with a sketchbook and a camera, architect Savio Lobo spent the last monsoon roaming the streets of Bandra, Mumbai. He had […]

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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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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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