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An Air-conditioned study room at Hill road

I have been living in Bandra for 5 years. I am almost bored and feel I have explored every nook and cranny of this suburb. But sometimes there are surprises. I recently posted a image on Instagram of Ramkrishna Library in Khar asking whether the place was air-conditioned. Pat came a reply “Go to Gharda” , I thought this was …

Bandra Boy Dinesh D’souza an alumni of St. Stanislaus making news over Florida shooting tweet.

Dinesh D’souza was in news recently for mocking the florida school surviors. Though he has apologised on the tweet below. It is interesting to see a journey of a person from Bandra to being a former advisor to Reagan. So let us look at Dinesh D’souza past to know him better.   As per his school website Dinesh graduated from …

Meet Nerjis Shakir the 6 year old street photographer from Bandra.

The best thing for a parent to do is to teach your children a skill. But sometimes to our wonder our children don’t want to learn the skill we can give impart to them. This isn’t the case with Nerjis Asif Shakir, she is the grand daughter of Firoze Shakir, A prolific street photographer himself. Nerjis watching her grand father …

Meet the original owner of Bandra Land’s End where the Taj Hotel is now located.

The Bandstand road is officially called as BJ Road or Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Road. Sir Byramjee Jeejeebhoy, a 19th century Parsi businessman and philanthropist who founded several educational and medical institutions in India including The Byramjee Jeejeebhoy College, the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Parsee Charitable Institution in Charni Road, South Mumbai, and the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College in Pune. In October 1830, the …

Where to Buy Eco-Friendly Ganesh Idols in Bandra

Every year, there is a rush to buy the “most beautiful Ganesh idols”, that incidentally are made of Plaster of Paris. Therefore, these idols, when immersed (during the visarjan) do not decompose properly. Hence, the next day, there are many broken idols that get washed onto the shores of various beaches, lakes, and ponds. Since I’m part of The Children’s …

All you want to know about The Bandra Physical Culture Association aka Bhaiya Gym.

One of the oldest Gym established in the year 1925 is The Bandra Physical Culture Association. Popularly known as Bhaiya Gym, the gym has the cheapest membership rates in tony Bandra. In the 1970’s the gym charged Rs 12/month. Now the charges are Rs 2000/6 months. Sandeep Kopkar is now managing BPCA. I talked with him about BPCA and the …

A tribute to Fr. Joe Pareira founder of Kripa Foundation, Mt Carmel Church.

By Andrea Rangnekar A walk into the dark streets of Bandra in the 1980s….. Amongst the bright lights and Glitterati of the Queen of Suburbs also lurked the dark shadowy bylanes of Bandra… where the onset of darkness brought out the Hyde in man. Bylanes of Bazaar road, Chapel road and Bandra villages sold home-made liquor cheap. They were affordable …

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