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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 …

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 …

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 …

Interview with Alishka M Anand from @Bylanes_ofbandra

There are quite a few Bandra handles on social media. One of the most delightful handles on Instagram focusing on the bungalows of Bandra is @bylanes_ofbandra Alishka Anand runs the account and posts her interpretation on the names of these homes along with the pictures, which makes her Instagram account feel like a blog with some interesting stories to tell. …

George Menezes, a multi-faceted man

The multi-faceted George Menezes was a renowned author, columnist, diplomat and an eminent Catholic leader. The Mass was concelebrated by Bishop Percival Fernandes and six other priests. His son Christophe paid glowing tributes to his father that brought tears to the congregation. His friend Rev Cardinal Oswald Gracias, who is in Rome, made his presence felt by his letter which …

Interview with Saad Basha from Bombay Arts

As you enter Bandra from south Mumbai on SV Road, you find a store which has stood there for almost 60 years now. The imposing two-storied Bombay Arts is a multilevel furniture store. I recently had the opportunity to meet Saad Basha the young and the dynamic 26-year-old director of Bombay Arts. Here is a short interview with Saad whose …

Meet Samantha from Bandra doing the Happy Dance.

I follow Samantha on Instagram, she recently tagged me on this video and I thought it was a great gesture from Samantha of thinking of doing something different with all the graffiti art. She has used dance and the hit song by Pharell Williams in this fun one minutes video. So I decided to ask her 5 questions. 1. How …

BANDRA MERI JAAN – A Poem by Anonymous

woh carter rd. ki hawa woh leelawati ki dawa woh linking rd.ki shopping woh national college mein copying, …woh bandra ki sadken yahaan najane kitne dil dhadke, woh bandra ka pali hill jahaan basta hai bollywood ka dil, yahan MBBS Hai Humare Munna Bhai Humaari Umaar Unko Laag Jai. woh jai jawan ka tandoori chicken aur mini punjab ka butter …

My Fishing Lessons 101 at Carters by Eddie.

Yesterday night I was sitting on the bench at Carters Road promenade, and I saw this old man, I thought he must be in his 50, and he has this big shiny fishing rod, and I was wondering what the old man must be doing in such pitch darkness? I was sure; he was getting only dirty plastic bags on …

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