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  • Main aur mera Bombay
Post1 : Bandra and I
I've always felt that visiting the tourist attractions is not always the best way to experience a city. How many times can one visit such places, especially if one is living or settled there?! I prefer to take a detour from the main roads, walk through the lanes, especially those of the old parts of the city and see how the locals live. I love exploring different parts of Bombay. In this series, I have included only three big neighbourhoods/precincts that I have frequented the most in the past three and a half years. The first one is Bandra! I go there, mostly, to either watch performances at the @toocuckoo or to try out one of the new cafes that keep opening there. These visits are an excuse for me to loiter around aimlessly and gaze at the old bungalows of Bandra. These bungalows, made in English cottage, Art deco or mixed, eclectic styles are quaint and reminiscent of a leisurely coastal life this Island and its villages once had. These bungalows are fast dwindling in number just like the East Indian Christian community that, at one time, formed the largest part of Bandra's population. The landscape as well as the demographics of this area are changing everyday. I don't know the story of every bungalow and it's inhabitants but I feel a deep connect with them and how they probably feel when they see all the bungalows around them being razed to ground to make way for high-rise apartments. A few years later, all of them might disappear and so I never miss a chance to click their pictures. (You can swipe to see some of them.) I feel hopeful about their survival when I see some of these old bungalows being restored and turned into designer boutiques or pretty cafes. One such beautiful café that I love visiting is the @tajmahalteahousemumbai. I've tried so many eateries in Bandra but my favourite out of them is undoubtedly the @bombaysalad co, it is the heaven for salad lovers! I love having their Bombay salad. (You can swipe to the last picture to see it)
This saturday I roamed around Bandra again, ate at both my favourite places and took more pictures of the bungalows. I wore my Sanganeri print Kota saree for this outing.
  • Main aur mera Bombay
    Post1 : Bandra and I
    I've always felt that visiting the tourist attractions is not always the best way to experience a city. How many times can one visit such places, especially if one is living or settled there?! I prefer to take a detour from the main roads, walk through the lanes, especially those of the old parts of the city and see how the locals live. I love exploring different parts of Bombay. In this series, I have included only three big neighbourhoods/precincts that I have frequented the most in the past three and a half years. The first one is Bandra! I go there, mostly, to either watch performances at the @toocuckoo or to try out one of the new cafes that keep opening there. These visits are an excuse for me to loiter around aimlessly and gaze at the old bungalows of Bandra. These bungalows, made in English cottage, Art deco or mixed, eclectic styles are quaint and reminiscent of a leisurely coastal life this Island and its villages once had. These bungalows are fast dwindling in number just like the East Indian Christian community that, at one time, formed the largest part of Bandra's population. The landscape as well as the demographics of this area are changing everyday. I don't know the story of every bungalow and it's inhabitants but I feel a deep connect with them and how they probably feel when they see all the bungalows around them being razed to ground to make way for high-rise apartments. A few years later, all of them might disappear and so I never miss a chance to click their pictures. (You can swipe to see some of them.) I feel hopeful about their survival when I see some of these old bungalows being restored and turned into designer boutiques or pretty cafes. One such beautiful café that I love visiting is the @tajmahalteahousemumbai. I've tried so many eateries in Bandra but my favourite out of them is undoubtedly the @bombaysalad co, it is the heaven for salad lovers! I love having their Bombay salad. (You can swipe to the last picture to see it)
    This saturday I roamed around Bandra again, ate at both my favourite places and took more pictures of the bungalows. I wore my Sanganeri print Kota saree for this outing.
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