Tag Archives: Medows Street

Behram & Shirin

14 February, 2014
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Partners: Café Military

Partners: Café Military

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‘I was very tough’

24 January, 2014
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Proprietor: Café Military

Partner: Café Military vadis (orchards) located in the hinterland.

Today at 76, wearing a red Budweiser tee, his mean machine is a black and yellow taxi which he takes from his home in Mazagon to his restaurant Café Military at Medows Street.

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Messrs. Medows & Co.

15 April, 2013
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Medows Street, Fort

Signage: Medows Street, Fort
(presently Nagindas Master Road)

Medows Street holds the dubious distinction of the most corrupted street name in the city. Named after General Sir William Medows, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Bombay from 1788-90, the street was locally referred to as the Ingrez or Angrezi Bazaar since it housed a profusion of European shops. By the 1860s ‘Medows’ had been distorted to ‘Medow’ and subsequently ‘Meadow’ and ‘Meadows’.

The correct address can be found on the signboard of the Commercial Watch Company.

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