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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 …

Gitanjali meets Bandra Bungalow owners and writes about their houses.

Gitanjali writes a wonderful blog on Bombay Architecture. She has profiled 7 Bandra bungalows so far. This is an opportunity to understand these magnificent houses and people who inherited them. I asked Gitanjali a few questions to find out why she writes on Bombay Architecture. Gitanjali Chandrasekharan is the Deputy Editor at Sunday Midday.   How many bungalows have you …

Bandstand gets an Air-conditioned Public Toilet

Bandstand gets an air-conditioned public toilet under the Prime Ministers “Swacch Bharat” programme. This should stop open defecation at Bandstand. While There would be a nominal charge for using the facilities. Watch the video here to check Alka Kelkar talk about the same below.  

Ranvir Singh explains why Bandra is so special for him

Ranveer Singh Bhavnani (born 6 July 1985) is an Indian film actor who appears in Hindi films. After completing a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Bloomington, Singh returned to India to pursue a career in film. He made his acting debut in 2010 with a leading role in Yash Raj Films’ romantic comedy Band Baaja Baaraat. The film emerged as …

BMC denies Road digging charge and claims Genesia Time Travelled to WW II to imitate the picture.

Genesia Alves has made history by cloning the WW II picture to feature the powerlessness of an Bandraite. The rationale for the pits in Bandra is an enigma, so I used my connections in BMC to gain information. Following are the responses and I call upon the readers to draw on their good sense to scoop out the fact. The …

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