Category Archives: Furniture

Bombay’s Kejriwal

9 December, 2013
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Furniture: Royal Willingdon Sports Club (1918)

Furniture: Willingdon Sports Club (1918)

Mahaluxmi.

Even Bombay’s most famous Kejriwal – an egg, cheese and chilly open sandwich– has been swept by the wave of change orchestrated by its namesake in Delhi.
Originally served to the bade bade (big and famous) members of Bombay’s
Willingdon Club, the Kejriwal is now available to the city’s aam aadmi (ordinary man) at popular cafes across the city.

Bombaywalla congratulates Mr. Arvind Kejriwal and the AAP for their outstanding electoral debut in Delhi and confesses she has a small crush on Mr. Yogendra Yadav.

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A Raspberry for our Forces

4 October, 2013
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Furniture: Cafe Military

Furniture: Café Military (1933)

Ali Chamber, Tamarind Lane, Fort (presently M. Shetty Marg).

The café, through its title, brings back the military presence at the heart of the Fort locality, where it rightly belongs.
In the 1800’s the Fort was filled with establishments catering to the needs of the forces-army saddlers, military and naval outfitters, mess, army and general agents, hotels.

Bombaywalla looks forward to meeting the ever-smiling, adorable proprietor, featured at end of this video.

This photo and more to follow, establish Hashim Badani as a people’s person and photographer.

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The Bombay Fornicator, Part II

27 September, 2013
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 Furniture: Ripon Club (1884)

Furniture: Ripon Club (1884)

3rd Floor, N. M. Wadia Building, Esplanade Road, Fort (presently Mahatma Gandhi Road).

This Bombay Fornicator made easy is up all day and night to get lucky.
Doing away with the customary withdrawable footrests, the chair offers uninterrupted smooth wooden surfaces instead, on which both pairs of arms and legs may unabashedly lounge… in anticipation.

Let’s get it on, as Mr. Gaye would say.

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The Bombay Fornicator, Part I

23 September, 2013
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Furniture: Ripon Club (1884) Furniture: Ripon Club (1884)

Furniture: Ripon Club (1884)

4th Floor, N. M. Wadia Building, Esplanade Road, Fort (presently Mahatma Gandhi Road).

No doubt the Bombay Fornicator is the city’s raunchiest piece of furniture. The innovative design of the chair accommodates under the armrests, extendable footrests that are ‘long enough to facilitate sexual intercourse’, according to the Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (18th Edition).

Strangers in the city hoping for some old-fashioned action will be disappointed with the current uses the chairs are put to.

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