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Tardeo loses its Dhun, Mumbai Mirror

9 November, 2015
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‘Tardeo loses its Dhun’ Mumbai Mirror, 10 January 2015.

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Dhun Lodge Destroyed

25 December, 2014
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Facades: Dhun Lodge (1906)

It is heartbreaking to report that on Christmas Day Dhun Lodge my favourite building was completely demolished, a year after it was flattened to a shell of its former self.
The flattening, which destroyed the design and details of the facade of the building, was probably undertaken to make easier the building’s eventual destruction.
But it takes a special kind of malice to bring Dhun Lodge down on Christmas Day, right in front of Sethna Agiary (fire temple).

SHAME ON OUR CITY.

Thanks to Benaifar Nagwaswalla and Seema Bhatia-Panthaki for sharing the news and photos.

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Destroying Dhun Lodge

21 February, 2014
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Facade: Dhun Lodge (1906)

Tardeo Road, next to Bhatia Hospital.

Simin Patel is devastated to report that Dhun Lodge, her favourite building, has been destroyed and diminished to a shell of its former self.
There is no logic to flattening a perfectly solid, sound and splendid structure. It has left the locality bereft of beauty and the name ‘Dhun Lodge’ which perfectly encapsulated the cosmopolitan naming practices of the city. Notice how the developers have removed the year 1906 (on top of the building) and the name of the structure at the entrance.

Many thanks to my mother Veera for informing me of the development late last year when I was in the UK.

On 1 January 2014 when I was photographing the flattened structure from the road, the watchman on the premises repeatedly told me to stop, after which he took a photo of me on his phone. So I took a photo of him and gave him my card.

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