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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 …

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 …

Gitanjali meets Bandra Bungalow owners and writes about their houses.

Gitanjali writes a wonderful blog on Bombay Architecture. She has profiled 7 Bandra bungalows so far. This is an opportunity to understand these magnificent houses and people who inherited them. I asked Gitanjali a few questions to find out why she writes on Bombay Architecture. Gitanjali Chandrasekharan is the Deputy Editor at Sunday Midday.   How many bungalows have you …

Bandstand gets an Air-conditioned Public Toilet

Bandstand gets an air-conditioned public toilet under the Prime Ministers “Swacch Bharat” programme. This should stop open defecation at Bandstand. While There would be a nominal charge for using the facilities. Watch the video here to check Alka Kelkar talk about the same below.  

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 …

Elections results for Bandra West wards

Swapna Mhatre BJP won in Ward 100; she has defeated the incumbent Karen Dmello of Congress to win her seat. Her campaigning was vigorous; she had personally come and rang my door bell and asked for my vote. Asif Zakaria Congress Ward no 101 – Asif Zakaria needs no introduction, he was the incumbent corporator to retain his seat. Independent …

Illegal mobile tower installation at Mount Mary

By Nimriti Patel The Honourable Secretary and select members of the Society of Balmoral Hall, Mount Mary Road, Bandra West 400050 have installed an Airtel Mobile tower on the roof of Balmoral Hall despite the majority of residents in the building opposing and voting against the installation. I hope the concerned departments will direct us to a resolution.   Disclaimer …

Bandra gets the first Plastics Bottle Machine

Bandra, the H West Ward of the MCGM is the first to have a machine that would recycle their Plastic Bottle. The All India Plastics Manufacturers’ Association (AIPMA), the apex body and the largest industry association of the plastic industry in India celebrated the anniversary of Swachch Bharat by donating a machine to recycle plastic bottles to the H West …

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