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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 …

Interview with Aftab Siddique

Aftab Siddique am born and brought up in Khar. She did her schooling from Duruelo Convent High School and R.D.National College. Aftab is a teacher by profession from last 27 years. She says about her job as a teacher As a teacher, we impart a specific syllabus but when kids face practical difficulties in real life, they are unaware of …

New Pickelball playing court at Saisa club at Pali Hill , Bandra West.

This newly constructed multi sports facility will be make available to members of the club from Saturday onward where Basketball , Mini Tennis and Pickleball can be played on specially created outdoor court at Saisa Club.Saisa club is one of the oldest clubs in Bandra west which always promote Sports and sporting activities among-est neighborhood of Bandra west. This new …

My visit to newly opened Bombay Art Society.

I have been waiting for the opening of Bombay Art Society at Reclamation for a long time; so when our honorable Prime Minister inaugurated the Bombay Art Society it only increased my expectations about the place. The building which many find ugly is imposing. I think the building is quite beautiful though it seems to be a POV of a …

Meet Editor & Publisher Mr. Clarence Gomes of Bandra Times

I love the Bazaar Road market lane, and have walked the lane a thousand times, on this path you can’t help but notice a beautiful 148-year-old house marked “Bandra Times”. What really can put a smile on your face is the Bandra times message blackboard, where they have a satire message written by hand. Its is the social media of …

The inspiring story of three women and a library.

[box]The story was originally published in rediff.com on 17th Spetember 2011.[/box] It all started with an e-mail written by Vibha Kamat and circulated among a small circle of friends in June 2011. Here’s how three promising women in their 40s took up the initiative to set up a library in their locality, which will finally see the light of day on …

Ramakrishna Mission Nestled In Greens at Khar.

[box] The article was originally posted on  – wheelsonourfeet.com, Memoirs of the warring couple, Deepa and Jayanta, who agree only on travel and food. [/box] Whatever i have, He gave it to me; whatever i lost, He took away; whatever i don’t have, He never gave. Shri Ramakrishna. Nestled amidst greens at a busy intersection in Khar, Ramakrishna Mission, is where you turn to …

Famous Durga Puja Pandals in and around bandra.

Balkanji Bari in Santacruz Balkanji Bari in Santacruz is famous for its celebrity touch. Balkanji Bari in Santacruz isorganised by the Mukherjee family and celebs from the family, Kajol, tanisha, Rani Mukherjee attend the feast. It is located next to Lions Garden in Juhu Road Santacruz West. Ramkrishna Mission in Khar Ramkrishna Mission in Khar is Famous for its traditional Kumari Puja in which an eight year …

ST PETER’S Youth Groups

St. Peter’s seems to be a parish of the young and young-at-heart, as is apparent by the number of Youth Groups all involved in various activities for the parish. The parish currently has four groups targetting the youth. It is worth mentioning that the Youth Groups are not just about fun and games but also social service and outreach programmes. …

Khar Gymkhana

Khar Gymkhana is located in a well-known suburb of Bombay – Pali Hill. Khar was a nascent sleepy suburb before the Independence when a few residents had formed a small association and were thinking of creating an outlet offering recreational facilities to the residents. At one such meetings in 1928 it was the casting vote of the chairman, which favoured …

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