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A Women’s Day Walk in Bandra

A Women’s Day Walk in Bandra

A Women's Day Walk in Bandra meeting Bandra’s leading ladies- Our Lady of the Mount, Anita the traffic cop, Alice Flanagan one of Bandra's legendary teachers, Patricia Nath, one of the movers and shakers behind the Celebrate Bandra festival and Anabelle Ferro DeSylva, co-founder Bandra Buggers.

Bandra in TimeOut 50 coolest neighbourhoods in 2018

Bandra is the queen of Mumbai’s suburbs, one of TimeOut 50 coolest neighborhoods in the World. This is where the stereotypical Indian contrasts meet at its extremes. The opulent and the decaying, the migrant and the nouveau riche, the hip and the traditional stand out starkly.

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 …

Notes from the Launch of The house at 43, Hill Road.

The story of the house Joe’s grand father Braz Rodrigues built the palatial house at 43, Hill Road. Braz his children even his grandchildren were fluent in Portuguese and were very westernised. Braz married twice and inherited property of his first wife and got Rs 300 ( a tidy sum) dowry in his second marriage to Lydia. He had several …

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