Signage: Bandukwala Building

26 April, 2013
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Bandukwala Building

Bandukwala Building
British Hotel Lane, Fort

Bandukwala Building is a wonderful example of a name typical to structures in the city. The most popular formula for naming was a cosmopolitan mix of a native proper name (in this case probably a surname Bandukwala) with a word in English that suggests a type of structure (Building).
The reasons for choosing Building over some of the other terms used to denote structures (Mansion, Villa, Lodge) is unclear, though the trends seem to suggest the favouring of alliterations.

It is a shame that tangles of wires mar the façade of Bandukwala Building.

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