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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. …

Bandra’s Bungalows, a fast-disappearing heritage

This is a guest post by Wheels on our feet. Tucked inside the little lanes of bandra are these old gems — one little cosy, charming bungalow after every 2-3 concrete highrise. Still standing amidst trees as old as them or perhaps, older, these bungalows are a silent testimony of the times that we have lost to ‘development/concretisation’. We looked …

A community driven organic farm in Bandra – Pixie Dust Farms

I met Christopher Pereira towards the end of monsoon to talk to him about this community is driven project at St. Peters KG. I saw a few tweets from @diipti talking about this farm and how volunteers go and nurture this organic farm. So enjoy this exclusive interview with Christopher Pereira, and you can meet him on Saturday at the …

Durgotsav – 2016

If you ask my about my favourite festival, it is not Ganesh Chaturthi or Diwali; it is the Durga Puja. Other festivals are have become more for the masses, and the only festival which is a bit posh is the Bengali Festival of Durga Puja. When I first went to a Durga Puja, I was shocked to find all kind …

New Signage at Mount Mary Chowk by Bandra Collective

The collective, in which six architecture firms came together in May this year, is carrying out initiatives pro bono for the suburb. Further initiatives will include realignment of hawkers on Linking Road.Karen D’Mello, the municipal corporator for Ward 96 of Ward H West, has welcomed these efforts with willingness. “We have four more signage planned. We have also sought their …

St Stanislaus goes solar to save on power bills

In a bid to cut down expenses, St Stanislaus High School, a semi-aided school in bandra, has turned to generating power for itself by installing solar panels. According to the school, the panels, which were installed at a cost of `70 lakh, which was arranged for by way of a loan, generate enough electricity to cater to the primary and …

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 …

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