Walking down the memory lane

Once a day picnic spot for residents of Mumbai, Chembur has seen its lush green fields, orchards and ponds transform into busy streets, markets and food joints. Until the seventies, it was connected only by the harbour line and just a handful of BEST bus services.  The sleepy suburb is now centrally located between Navi…Read More

The Birdman of India

Salim Ali, (1896-1987) referred to as ‘India’s bird man,’ was a famous naturalist and ornithologist. Interestingly, his interest in birds began in Chembur. By the time he was three years old, Salim was orphaned. Salim and his eight siblings were then looked after by their maternal uncle Amiruddin Tyabji.  Uncle Amir often took his large…Read More