The East Indian Community

Original Inhabitants of Bombay, Salsette & Thana.

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I, me, myself v/s the future

Posted by Neil Misquitta on February 12, 2011 at 2:31 PM Comments comments (1)

Look at us. Look at our achievements. When we look back fifty years from now, as a community, what can we measure ourselves by?

The amount of wealth we have amassed for ourselves, the number of family members in Canada/Australia/USA/Dubai, the amount of gold in our lockers, the square feet of property we own, the Bose system and Sony TV that sits on or shelves?


The hospitals that we have built for the community, the clubs/centres set up to help our youth, the number of us...

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about the website

Posted by east_indian on December 10, 2010 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (7)

First of all,

we have 2 websites



this site is to promote networking amoung the East Indian community and to be a mouth piece to netizens about the original inhabitants of Bombay. We jointly chose to keep the name as "east Indians of Bombay" as Bombay is inter...

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EI Fitness - Staying Trim

Posted by Neil Misquitta on November 22, 2010 at 2:11 AM Comments comments (4)

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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Non-East Indians

Posted by Lorna Pereira on June 8, 2010 at 4:49 AM Comments comments (42)

I want to know what our fellow members feel with regards to non-East Indians joining this site.


Dont the rules clearly mention the following:


Please note this is for members of the East Indian Community.


Anyone who requests to be a member to this site:


Explicitly accepts that he/she is an East Indian


Does not get deemed to be an East Indian, by virtue of being a member on this site.


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East Indian Bottle Masala

Posted by Neil Misquitta on May 10, 2010 at 1:56 AM Comments comments (28)


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

Higher Education

Posted by Desmond Patel on March 19, 2010 at 9:09 PM Comments comments (21)

Do East Indians have the information about quality (nationally & internationally recognized) educational institutions where they can study? Some of them do brilliantly in SSC (score distinction) and then faze out. This blog is to put together the names, addresses, and entrance criteria of good educational institutions where East Indians can study and excel after successfully passing SSC/HSC. It will act as a foundation to living a better life.


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