Cyril’s Surprises
Apr23

Cyril’s Surprises

When you meet Cyril Alphonso, you will be surprised. He is more tech savvy  than an average youth, inspite of his age ( 82 years). He started off as a radio operator, but also held many posts at different times, when sailing with Wallem’s shipping Company. My earliest memories as a young boy, was to see him at his verandah, giving us a wave of his hand in greeting. One vivid moment was, when he caught a kite that drifted into his...

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Our Mochi

His father was the first  mochi in the village. He is one of our  icons. None other than Atmaram our lean and  talkative mochi ( hindi word for cobbler) We pass him by daily and he will always have a smile and a brief look at your footwear. How is it today. Does it require a stitch or two? Or is it so dull and requires a shine like the brilliant sunshine. He hails from a  family of traditional cobblers. He started in a big way, by...

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Mumbai takes a bow as Goa-born violinist celebrates 100th birthday
Jun30

Mumbai takes a bow as Goa-born violinist celebrates 100th birthday

Jun 30 2015 : The Times of India (Mumbai) Mumbai : TNN “Now tell me, do I look that old?“ asked Mauro Alphonso, grinning as he posed for photographs, his violin in tow. He certainly did not. As he laughed and chatted with family members on Monday evening, and recollected anecdotes from years ago, it was hard to believe the Mazgaon resident was celebrating his 100th birthday . The occasion marked not only a century of an...

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140th Anniversary Celebrations
Apr19

140th Anniversary Celebrations

Holy Cross Oratory, Matharpacady Village

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Reap benefits of redevelopment without redeveloping
Apr08

Reap benefits of redevelopment without redeveloping

Reap benefits of redevelopment without redeveloping The owners of heritage properties will now be able to enjoy the fruits of redevelopment without messing around with the history and architecture of their buildings. In a shift from regulation to rewards, the new Heritage Regulation Policy proposes to allow the owners of such properties to not only sell the extra FSI available to them as Transfer Development Rights (TDR), but also...

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