• Nostalgia

    Working Dreams: Bandra in the Seventies

    Given that I have been writing about remembering my  growing up in Bandra in the sixties and the seventies, how do I reconcile memories with dreams, which is the prompt for this final post for the Write Tribe Festival of Words -2? Actually, its not too difficult, as we all had dreams or aspirations growing up. But this post is not about my dreams that I had growing up and how many of those have been realised. Instead, I shall focus on what shaped the aspirations of my generation, particularly of those  growing up in Bandra in the sixties and…

  • Nostalgia

    Bandra School Memories

    In the earlier posts in this series that form part of the Write Tribe Festival of Words, I have been writing about my memories growing up in the sixties and seventies in Bandra, a leafy suburb of Mumbai or to use the old name, Bombay. For today’s penultimate post the prompt is ‘people’ and I would like to share with the readers memories about some of the people who shaped our lives. I know that, without doubt, my parents were the major influence but they were ably assisted by those who imparted an education to us. Of course, I am…

  • Nostalgia - Travel

    Travel Travails In Bandra Of Old

    After reading the first three post on memories, food and books, you have probably concluded that I am an incorrigible nostalgia buff, yearning for the ‘good old days’ of the sixties and seventies. But if there is aspect of our lives that has changed for the better it is traveling around Mumbai and more particularly in Bandra. Despite the overcrowding, double parking and the pot holes, we are better off today than we were forty years ago. As I mentioned in ‘Growing up in Bandra’  when we first moved to Bandra, the road outside our building had not been tarred.…