articles by Bachi Karkaria

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: A tale of two hawkers who coexist in the camaraderie of commerce

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: Shadowing the honorary secretary of a cooperative housing society 

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

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My Sindh book review: Shakuntala Bharvani weaves together academic detail, personal history to tell story of her homeland

Shakuntala Bharvani used the lockdown to re-ignite a much deeper connect — that with her lost homeland, which has resulted in a book marked by nostalgia and occasional touches of humour.

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: When gentrification is as much about people as it is about localities

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: How housing complexes are the cities within our cities

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: Notes on the stray cat as an immutable marker of urban life

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: A tennis coach and flautist represents a 'Bombay story' of grit as gritty Sewri is

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: Where tower and tenement is cliché of old and new, shops tell a more nuanced story

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: When a cult has its headquarters in the neighbourhood

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: At the Sewri Christian Cemetery, past and present link to Mumbai’s larger history

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: A story of Mumbai's dynamic local enterprise that's a reminder of Bombay's past

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: Bridging past and present, Fatima Church is a microcosm of Sewri's transformation

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis.

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: A kirana shop's makeover embodies migrant enterprise, Mumbai's 'metromorphosis'

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: A case study for why the doughtiest  community is one bound by food

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: Amid this Diwali's dimmer lights, a story of bright enterprise

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: The battle against encroachments rages eternal

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: Tower-tenement clashes are cliché, intra-tower clashes are up close and personal

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: On gentrification and the urban pact of shared spaces

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: What Sewri's migratory flamingos have in common with their human counterparts

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis

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Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: Listening to the heartbeat of a close-at-hand history

Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis