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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 …

Once a part of Bandra’s Catholic heritage, a chapel at Pali Hill will soon be history.

[box]The original story appeared in DNA on April 21st 2013 by Joanna Lobo . Click here to go to the story or read below. [/box] JLydia Jacinto, 86, grew up believing Jesus lived in bandra. As a child, she thought the stations of the cross at the Calvary Chapel on Pali Hill followed the path Jesus took before he was crucified, and that …

How bottle masala made by East Indians of Bandra makes any dish taste good.

[box]The article written by Vikram Doctor was originally published in economic times on August 17, 2012, here is the link  Pictures credit : https://www.bottlemasala.com/[/box] I don’t think I could have had a better introduction to bottle masala. I was working in advertising and one of my friends from work, Rajesh, invited me for lunch. He had just moved into a paying guest …

Patkar Bungalow – Built in the late 1920s

[box]This article by Gitanjali Chandrasekharan first appeared in her blog on heritage homes — www.bombayarchitecture.wordpress.com — in August 2012. Chandrasekharan is a journalist with Mumbai Mirror and tweets @cgitanjali[/box] Stylist Aarti Patkar remembers a time when she could play on the road outside her house. Now, the traffic on the road is so heavy that a signal at 1 pm …

Only 11 bungalows remain on Pali Hill

This article from TOI is a bit dated, and things might have changed, but a great piece of journalism, republishing it again.  The felling of bungalows in the leafy and exclusive oasis of bandra’s Pali Hill has been recorded with dismal regularity. But the pace of redevelopment—and the growth of multi-storey towers—is staggering. Of the 32 bungalows that dotted Pali Hill’s meandering …

Castella de Aguada or the Bandra Fort.

Castella de Aguada (Portuguese: “Fort of the Waterpoint”), also known as the bandra Fort, is a fort in Mumbai. “Castella” is a misspelling for Portuguese “Castelo” (castle). Properly, it should be called Castelo da Aguada, although it seems its Portuguese builders actually called it Forte de Bandorá (or bandra Fort). It is located at Land’s End in bandra. It was built by the Portuguese in …

Lost Heritage – Godiwala Bungalow at Mount Mary Road.

One by one, we all know, the beautiful bungalows will disappear, I wonder how many heritage bungalows are still remaining. Godiwala Bungalow was listed on the heritage list and was mysteriously taken out of the list. This is a nicely shot video of Godiwala Bungalow in 1999, unfortunately seems the bungalow was demolished in 2002.  Acclaimed Film Director Bimal Roy lived here before he …

Mehboob Studio

Mehboob Studio is an Indian film studio and recording studio in Bandra (W), Mumbai, founded by director and producer Mehboob Khan in 1954 who ownedMehboob Productions and is most known for films like Mother India (1957), which won the Filmfare Awards for Best Film and Best Director and was a nominee for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.[1] It is spread over 20,000 square yards and includes five shooting stages. It soon become popular with directors like Guru Dutt, Chetan Anand and Dev Anand. …

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