June First Week Newsletter

In this newsletter - 1. Almeida park gets a revamp plan, 2. Chapel Road gets another BAP painting, Arjun Kapoor buys a ultra luxurious apartment.

June First Week Newsletter

In this newsletter -

  1. Almeida park gets a revamp plan.
  2. Chapel Road gets another BAP painting.
  3. Arjun Kapoor buys a ultra luxurious apartment.
  4. Prof. Raphael Almeida daughter Nymphia Correa passes away

Arjun Kapoor Buys a Ultra Luxurious Penthouse near RangSharda

Arjun Kapoor has bought a swanky 4-BHK apartment with sun decks and paddle pool in Bandra Reclamation Area in a new ultra-luxury development called "81 Aureate".

"81 Aureate" is a new 26-story building in Reclamation near Rangasharda. The developer is MJ Shah Realtors and the building as recevied a OC (Occupational Certificate) in Janurary 2021 only.

Mailaika Arora and Sonakshi Sinha have also bought properties in the same building.

Apprently Arjun Kapoor seems to have paid a whopping 48000/- per/sqft amounting to a total of 20 crores for about 4,212 sq ft carpet area.

About MJ Shah Realtors

The group has 5 residential real estate projects under development in Bandra (W), Upper Chembur, Lower Parel & Navi Mumbai.

The below video gives a nice over view of the project.

A 50-yr-old Banyan Tree Replanted

We rarely see such a sight where residents, BMC and an NGO work together and save a life. This time it was saving an old Banyan Tree. There is this amazing organisation in Hyderabad called Vaata Foundation, which helped replant a 50 year old Banyan tree Bandra Promenade. The tree was uprooted during cyclone Tauktae. Check the replanting video here.

Budweiser replaces the Messi Painting with Asha Parekh, Waheeda Rehman and Helen

After the desecration of the iconic Anarkali painting by a commercial Messi painting, Budweiser commissioned a new project to BAP and had a new painting made. This time it is Asha Parekh, Waheeda Rehman and Helen in Chapel Road in Bandra.

I wonder how all the negative reviews hurt Budweiser's brand image, but they acted quickly and did damage control quite well. This would be a case study for brands that try to create culture and end up doing more damage to themselves and the culture they are trying to influence.

Almeida Park Rejuvenation

Corporator Asif Zakaria has proposed a rejuvenation of Almeida Park announcing a number of new features, some of which are noteworthy. The project will cost about 4.98 Cr and the concept and design will be provided by Garden cell infra, MCGM Architect Rinka D'monte.

Some of the New Features Include -

  • New Lightiing
  • Creation of Nature Trail and raised tree walkaway (1st of its kind in Mumbai)
  • Ultra Modern Play equipment and accessories

Prof. Raphael Almeida daughter Nymphia Correa passes away.

In the same week Nymphia Correa, daughter of Professor Raphael Almeida, after whom the park is named passed away. A funeral mass was held at St. Peters Church on May 26.

About Proffessor Raphael Almeida

Raphael Almeida was a former mayor, Municipal Councillor, senator, honorary justice, justice of the peace and a noted botanist.

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