Whose Bandra is it?
The story of Mumbai's most happening suburb is far more complex than just new vs old, or hipsters vs an ageing generation
“People like to ride their bikes through the village because they enjoy looking at old houses and narrow roads. They feel like they are in Goa." I am in 1A, Chuim, the first house in an urban village within the Mumbai suburb of Bandra. Its owner, Rudolph Alves, has switched off the History channel show Pawn Stars—“Pawn, not porn," he emphasizes—to treat me to his famous musings on Chuim, where he grew up and has lived most of his life.