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Publisher. Love Mumbai, passionate about making cities liveable, A recent bibliophile and flaneur. Fighting all the time to connect the bridge between the privileged and the not so. To know more about me, Visit https://manoj.website/

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A Bandra Tenant’s tale of Bandra BMC and Bandra Landlord

Doris Cardoz is a Bandra Tenant who lived in a dilapidated building which was declared unsafe by BMC. She thanks the lord for her luck as she didn't have to face any inconveniences even when the water and electricity were cut off. We hope she and the her Bandra landlord do get justice and fair price.

Adani Electricty sends a shocker to Bandra Residents.

Some time back I received a e-bill from Adani Electricity. The amount seemed twice what I was expecting. First I wondered what ever happened to Reliance Energy. Relaince Energy was bought over by Adani Electricity. It is not clear how that would benefit the common man. Why didn't I hear about this deal?

Review of the Book “The House at 43, Hill Road” by Brenda Rodrigues

 The Housing society is a micro democracy and corruption starts here. This Book is a tale of the fight between the writers family and the owners of the Select Corner.  Braz Rodrigues who built one of the first bungalows on Hill Road in the mid 1800’s. The book begins with the tale of the family tree. Braz Rodrigues belonged to …

Why Bandra Catholics are indifferent to their Bollywood neighbours?

I am not pleased with murals and chowks dedicated to bolllywood personalities. I love Bollywood, but I think all these stars are immortalised in their performances. They don’t need to have chowks named after them. Of-course the government has to do something for publicity. Naming a chowk after a famous Bollywood person is a no-brainer and cheap publicity. Ideally I …

My House Hunting Experiences in Bandra

I had no intention of coming to Bandra, but I had to sell my house in Powai and was now looking for a rented apartment. I was living in Hiranandani Powai and over the years had made some good friends who I could hang out. What I never realised that my inexperience of never renting an apartment would change my …

Is Hill Road going to be gentrified after the Road widening?

The shoppers have been coming to Hill Road when the road was a narrow and only one vehicle could pass through it. I find myself at wits end explaining to people that wherever there are pedestrians, hawkers would be inevitable. Hill road leads to Bandstand and Mount Mary, 2 popular destination. There is a recent new age attraction of having …

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