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One of the best written articles i have read, talking about old bandra, and talking about chuim village of yesteryears in minute details. Here is reproducing the article with all due credits to the author of this website CHUIM was really a small village in the 1940’s. Perhaps 70 houses in all. I remember […]

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UTV walk of stars have disappeared from Bandstand.

Image source – Mumbai Gets Its Own Walk of Fame | SATYAMSHOT The Walk of the Stars was a section of the Bandstand Promenade in Bandra, Mumbai honouring Bollywood film stars. The path featured about six statues of famous Bollywood actors as well as about 100 brass plates embossed with the handprints and signatures of […]

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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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Mumbai’s Khar Station Turns 90.

News Source : NDTV The Khar station on Mumbai’s suburban rail network, which became operational on July 1, 1924, as part of Western Railway’s plan to decongest and serve as an extension of the Bandra suburb, turned 90 on Tuesday.Thanks to the growing urbanisation and the pressures of a burgeoning population, Khar has today developed an […]

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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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Bandra Station – Inaugurated in 1869

History of Bandra – The Queen of Bombay Suburbs

This is so Interesting. It also gives the origin of the term “East Indian”. Bandra was a tiny fishing village inhabited by Kolis (fishermen) and farmers. It was acquired by the British East India Company while the rest of Bombay belonged to the Portuguese. There was an 18 hole golf course in Bandra called Danda […]

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