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Meet the original owner of Bandra Land’s End where the Taj Hotel is now located.

The Bandstand road is officially called as BJ Road or Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Road. Sir Byramjee Jeejeebhoy, a 19th century Parsi businessman and philanthropist who founded several educational and medical institutions in India including The Byramjee Jeejeebhoy College, the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Parsee Charitable Institution in Charni Road, South Mumbai, and the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College in Pune. In October 1830, the …

A walk through Veronica Road in Ranwar

One morning as I gave my bike for washing, I decided to walk and discover Ranwar. Every time I enter Veronica Road, a sudden peace and beauty engulf my being, the noise of traffic disappears, and here you are in a place, where development and chaos haven’t been able to get a firm foothold. With the beautiful two storied old …

A HISTORY OF CHUIM VILLAGE.

One of the best written articles i have read, talking about old bandra, and talking about chuim village of yesteryears in minute details. Here is reproducing the article with all due credits to the author of this website  https://www.chuim.com/Welcome.html CHUIM was really a small village in the 1940’s. Perhaps 70 houses in all. I remember some addresses. Number 1 Chuim …

UTV walk of stars have disappeared from Bandstand.

Image source – Mumbai Gets Its Own Walk of Fame | SATYAMSHOT The Walk of the Stars was a section of the Bandstand Promenade in Bandra, Mumbai honouring Bollywood film stars. The path featured about six statues of famous Bollywood actors as well as about 100 brass plates embossed with the handprints and signatures of other stars. The walk was …

The Bandra dude.

My exposure to Bandra began in the early 70’s when I registered at National College which was half full of Bandra Buggers. After that most of my waking and drinking hours were spent in Bandra, and then in the early 90’s I physically moved to Bandra – body, soul and spirit. The Bandra I knew earlier, had some famous landmarks …

Mumbai’s Khar Station Turns 90.

News Source : NDTV The Khar station on Mumbai’s suburban rail network, which became operational on July 1, 1924, as part of Western Railway’s plan to decongest and serve as an extension of the Bandra suburb, turned 90 on Tuesday.Thanks to the growing urbanisation and the pressures of a burgeoning population, Khar has today developed an identity of its own.The name …

Three bakery owners tell Time Out how baking in Bandra has changed.

[box]Three bakery owners tell Time Out how baking in Bandra has changed – and what’s really in brown bread. This article originally was published in TimesOut , here is the original link https://www.timeoutmumbai.net/restaurants-caf%C3%A9s/features/bread-winners[/box] There is nothing quite like the smell of freshly-baked bread. It doesn’t matter what you grew up eating as a kid – chapatis and sabzi, pao and sorpotel, …

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 …

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