When I tweeted, complaining about my Bandra woes a few months back, I received a slew of responses along the lines of,
All the other suburbs are much worse!
It’s just such a rocking place that it doesn’t matter.
So when I wrote ‘Bandra Is No Longer The Queen Of The Suburbs’ last week, I didn’t expect it to get quite the opposite response. Readers tweeted their agreement (a few are updated on the post itself) and a longtime SoBo (always sympathetic to Bandra, for some reason) friend turned it into a conversation on Facebook. Today’s DNA carried an excerpt in their ‘Around the blog’ section.
I don’t know if it was because my article was calmer, more factual than ranty and so easier to read. Or (dare I hope?) whether the city is seeing Bandra as I do, finally – an ordinary location that went from old-world charming to aspirational to wannabe to overyuppified because of too much glossy hardsell.
Here’s the excerpt in DNA.