Bandra: Past & Present

Having lived in Bandra my entire life, I have to admit a definite bias towards the heritage walk route I offer through this neighbourhood. The images that follow are a brief glimpse into the unique spaces and stories of Bandra, looking their very best on an overcast monsoon morning walk, organised in collaboration with Kokopelli’s Song.

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Meeting the group and introducing Bandra at the entrance to the Land’s End, the neighbourhood’s south-western tip.
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Exploring the history of the Bandra Fort, a place most had seen only in Bollywood movies!
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Ruins and a citizen-led fight to preserve their stories and environment.
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A place of pilgrimage for all communities for much of its past, the Mount Mary Church also speaks of Christianity coming to Bandra.

 

 

 

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Green, peaceful and hidden.
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Discussing the contemporary troubles facing Bandra’s few surviving village communities. Note the disparity between the built structures you see.
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Bandra is a magnet for creativity. Group shot in front of some of the public murals that colour the village streets today. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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