Culture and the Next Gen

This article was included in the Bassein East Indian Association’s Souvenir published in November 2018 to commemorate and celebrate five years of the association’s existence. Note: We encourage you to use the suggestions mentioned in this article and the checklist contained within the accompanying printable to explore your communities and cultures – they are not […]

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Grace’s Benemerenti

Born in 1923, Grace Sequeira led an ordinary life in a small village in Bassein*. She grew up to marry Patrick Pereira – who worked with General Motors in Bombay** and also lived in the same village – on 28 February 1944. To supplement their income and support their growing family, she roamed all over […]

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EI Love Stories: Rose & Edwin

The world has not seen a love like Rose and Edwin’s. Their story began in pre-Independence India, in a little East Indian village in Vile Parle called Pond*, when Rose Misquitta would set out for school in Girgaon, Charni Road from her home and Edwin Baptista, her next door neighbour, would catch up with her […]

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The ‘Political’ East Indian

Dear East Indian, what were your thoughts when Maharashtra faced a shutdown on 2 and 3 January 2018? Were you grumbling about not being able to go to the shops? Were you blaming the ‘goondas’ for making life miserable for everyone and their uncle? Were you shaking your head at the terrible state of politics […]

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The Lugra Dress

The possibilities are endless when traditional meet modern and are wrapped in vintage elegance.

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