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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 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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Only 11 bungalows remain on Pali Hill

This article from TOI is a bit dated, and things might have changed, but a great piece of journalism, republishing it again.  The felling of bungalows in the leafy and exclusive oasis of Bandra’s Pali Hill has been recorded with dismal regularity. But the pace of redevelopment—and the growth of multi-storey towers—is staggering. Of the 32 bungalows […]

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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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