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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 …

Watch the Trailer of “The Mount of Faith”.

Watch the Trailer of The Mount of Faith a documentary on the Mount of Mary Church. The documentary, filming for which was completed in July 2014, will be screened at the Los Angeles Cinefest this month.The documentary has been directed by painter Etienne Coutinho. The film is a collaboration between Saint Paul Multimedia and Sandhya Films & Creations.Salman Khan features in the …

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 …

A pencil sketch of Bandra railway station on railway from WR archives

Wow! This is the most beautiful sketch of Bandra Station from WR archives. Would love to know more about this sketch, when was it done and what year was it done?  The original tweet A pencil sketch of #Bandra railway station on #Mumbai railway from WR archives pic.twitter.com/BPdqGexsY1 — Rajendra B. Aklekar (@rajtoday) March 20, 2015

BMC H West Ward, Bandra West.

[box] Boundaries : East : Bandra, Khar, Santa Cruz railway line. (Western Railway line) West : Arabian Sea (B.J.Road, Carter Road, Danda, East of S.N.D.T University Campus) North : B.E.S.T Depot, S.V.Road, South of Nallah passing through L.I.C. Quarters (Milan Subway). South : Mahim Causeway. Population : 3,36.051* [/box] General Section H West Ward, Municipal Office Building, St.Martins Road, Behind …

Biggest Mural in India at MTNL Building in Bandra.

From Lisa Ray’s fb page This is at mtnl building at #bandra reclamation. It’s 125 ft high and 150 ft wide. Total: 18,750 sq ft. Probably the biggest mural in india. So far the building has absorbed 400 ltrs of yellow paint, thanks to #asianpaints for unlimited supply. Ranjit Dahiya from B.A.P ( Bollywood Art Project) is going to work …

The grand old bird man of India Dr. Salim Ali’s Pali Hill Bungalow before it was pulled down.

This beauitful old bungalow picture was tweeted by Mr. Mahadkar, which made me look up Dr. Salim Ali. Pali Hill had one of India’s greatest orinthologists, Salim Ali, living there in this bungalow and was known to walk around Pali Hill with his binoculars and a notebook taking notes and listening to or making bird calls. Unfortuntely the beautiful bungalow …

A virtual walk through Waroda road and Chapel Road.

Waroda road and Chapel road are interesting roads to walk, with hipster and Bollywood graffiti’s there is certain charm about these roads. So far there doesn’t seem to be any gentrification here and so major redevelopment of high rises have come, perhaps due to the nature of these houses, it doesn’t seem to be redevelopment friendly.

Pictures of bandra Bungalows compiled over a year.

I shifted to bandra about a year back to work on this website and create a community. I love walking the streets of bandra/khar, there are some beautiful tree lined streets without much traffic and they have some sweet bungalows. I am trigger happy when it comes to clicking pictures of bungalows. Thankfully I had all my pictures on icloud …

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