The East Indian Community

Original Inhabitants of Bombay, Salsette & Thana.

EI Fitness - Staying Trim

Posted by Neil Misquitta on November 22, 2010 at 2:11 AM Comments comments (3)

The typical EI male has supreme levels of fitness and endurance...till he turns 30.

Most of us have been a part of football teams, track and field events in school, badminton etc at some point of time.

Outdoor games (catching kuk, seven tiles, dabba i spy, chain chain etc) actually kept us fit as kids.

Inspite of having calorie rich diets, the physical activity helped us keep in shape.

Once married and / or working, the trend is to sit back and enjoy your food, dr...

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Aunty Dorothy's Tutions

Posted by Neil Misquitta on November 18, 2010 at 12:39 PM Comments comments (6)

Most people who have grown up in Vile Parle, Bombay, would have, at some point or the other, "gone to Aunty's for tutions"

Aunty Dorothy, Vile Parle east, must have literally had scores of children sit at the giant, shining black, granite topped table in her huge east Indian house (now sold).

For me, a student of St. Xaviers, school would end at 3.45 p.m., mad dash home, have tea and rush for the 4.00 p.m. tution class - Hindi, marathi. there were many other kids - Gujarati's sout...

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Khuddi Curry and Sunday morning smells...

Posted by Neil Misquitta on November 18, 2010 at 12:29 PM Comments comments (15)

The more we move towards "housing societies" culture and away from the gauthans, so disappear the sights, sound and smells that we grew up with.

Hens running in the compound, stray mongrels (none of the new Pugs, Labs or Purse sized doggies) loitering around. The occasional pig or duck straggling by...

Chickoo trees in the compound, shaking Jambul trees and getting your tongue purple along with sometime fishing in the well are things that our kids might hardly experience. I remem...

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Snippets: First day at school

Posted by Neil Misquitta on November 16, 2010 at 9:03 PM Comments comments (1)

Now that my 4 year old daughter has started school, I think back to the time of my own school days.

There are some things that always stick around in your mind. Sights, smells and events typical to the schhol you went to.

Rainy Season: getting into those new gumboots / sandak sandals, the smell of new rubber is one thing that i can never forget. Walking in the rains to school in Vile Parle, with the water squishing my toes, then removing them to dry the feet in class...some f...

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East Indians in Chennai

Posted by Neil Misquitta on July 11, 2010 at 3:21 AM Comments comments (8)

Hello everyone,

I have recently been transferred to Chennai (after 33 years in amchi mobai).

Just checking, any EI's in Chennai / Associations etc that we could catch up on?

I go to St. Thomas church here in Chennai (Santhome)

Anyways, everyone asks me where I am from. I have to actually explain that I am a Native Mumbaiite...givem me an opportunity to learn more about my ancestry.

I have been browsing through Uncle Teddy's book (from Vile Parle). whole lotta stu...

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East Indian Bottle Masala

Posted by Neil Misquitta on May 10, 2010 at 1:56 AM Comments comments (27)


Does anybody know contacts of the Masalawaalis (with the pestle) in and around mumbai?


Also, Anybody interested in EI Bottle Masala? My mother in Vile Parle makes some excellent masala...

Mail me if interested


Posted by Duffy Pereira on March 17, 2010 at 1:29 AM Comments comments (23)



Posted by Admin Member on March 14, 2010 at 6:14 AM Comments comments (59)

Most East Indians are wanting to have a resource to get Ei brides and EI Grooms. However, while most want to search and find, they do not want to be willing to put their name to say "I am looking for a groom" or  "I am looking for a bride". Once we overcome this we will be able to find GREAT PARTNERS within our community itself.

In this site itself a person can write that he/sheis looking for a partner and those interested can check their profile. it is that simp...

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East indian marathi

Posted by Tony on February 11, 2010 at 2:09 PM Comments comments (74)

Why  dont  we  speak  our  east indian  marathi  in  public  like  how  others  speak  their  native  language  proudly

Why is our community backward as compared to Goans and Mangloreans?

Posted by Sunil Barretto on February 5, 2010 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (53)

As an east indian , i have to painfully accept the fact that we east-indians as a community are lagging behind Goans and Mangloreans  in terms of education, financial status, and general upward mobilty ?


We start in the same schools , get the same oppurtunities but somewhere along the way we fall behind. This blog is not for self-humiliation but to do some soul searching and perhaps find some answers so that our children do not commit the same ...

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