The Village Experience!
Shilpi Madan moved to Thakur Village from Bandra to get away from the maddening crowd – and discovered the crowd had followed her!
You could have knocked me down with a feather in 2002, if you had told me that I would be relocating to Thakur Village, from Pali Hill in Bandra. It was an unbelievable matrix of partially dressed roads lined with a smattering of a dozen odd shops. You had to hop across the Western Express Highway to Thakur Complex to frequent a salon, supermart and sabzi mandi.
We moved here in April 2002. We were on family way, needed space and were getting pigeon holes in the same amount in Bandra. It was like severing an umbilical cord, moving away from the auto-infested lanes of Bandra, lined with TDR projects. Yet we wanted amenities like play space for kids, a clubhouse, swimming pool… within the building premises. I didn’t want to stand in line at a public park to secure a turn on the swing for my child. So we moved into a big 3BHK in Oberoi Gardens.
Shilpi Madan for Times of India
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