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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).


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

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15 reasons to visit the wonderful world of the Gandhi Book Centre

10 December, 2014
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1. Gandhi is everywhere.J1614-GandhiBookCentre_022. The staff and trustees of the Centre will warmly welcome you.J1614-GandhiBookCentre_073. You have a good view of Bhaji Gali as you browse through the books. J1614-GandhiBookCentre_034. These Gandhi Diaries for 2015 make perfect New Year gifts!K0914-GandhiBookCentre_105. You can ask for a demonstration of the Amber Charkha.J1614-GandhiBookCentre_066. Amber Charkha is a proud resident of Nana Chowk.J1614-GandhiBookCentre_057. Mr. Premshankar Tiwari shows us how to spin on the portable Petti Charkha.K0914-GandhiBookCentre_098. And here’s a model of the Bardoli Charkha.L0914-GandhiBookCentre_149. The museum on the upper storey is a must see.L0914-GandhiBookCentre_1510. The Minton tiling is in good order.K0914-GandhiBookCentre_1111. Waste is separated into dry plastic and dry paper.J1614-GandhiBookCentre_0812. Here’s the view from the upper level.J1614-GandhiBookCentre_0113. For the week of Gandhi’s birth (2 Oct) and death (30 Jan) anniversary all the books are 50% off. L0914-GandhiBookCentre_1714. They have a book for suggestions & complaints…
L0914-GandhiBookCentre_1615. …though there won’t be any.L0914-GandhiBookCentre_13

Gandhi Book Centre, Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal, Tardeo Road, 400007.

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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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The suburb of Tardeo

8 July, 2013
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Infrastructure: Tardeo Road

The suburb of Tardeo was developed from the 1850s onwards to host the industries, establishments and citizens that were considered unsuitable for accommodating in the city centre of the Fort or the residential stronghold of Byculla. Mills, gas companies, widows, pensioners and a few European and Indian householders like the Adenwallas and Jessawallas gathered in Tardeo and made good neighbours.

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This magical photograph is shot by Hersh Acharya.

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