|Posted by Nestor Coutinho on September 14, 2012 at 9:45 PM|
It's all from the past, since I don't have much fond memories of the present as there isn't much when you are working overseas, although I am always a Part of Marinagar. Firstly let me say that I myself always treated it as MARY NAGAR ( All dedicated to Mary, Mary's Home) although we call it MARI NAGAR. The buildings and chawls then and even now all named after The mother of Christ MARY.
Those were the days when we had all activities in the colony, the talent contest where in we used to carry the platform and bring to the colony and on that we used to have the contest which now is not seen or heard of.
For all those who do not know, we had various trees in the colony, of fruits and others. Fruits mainly being Gauva, of Gauva alone there must have been around 25 different types, ranging from small and ripe (Totton's Guava Tree) to Big hard and Raw (Anton's Tree Vincys neighbour). Fortunately we as kids had an opportunity to see all and taste all to know and cherish.
We as kids used to play chor/police and we had 2 jungles in the colony , behind Gama's house and behind Totton's residence. Which now is a Green house and a dump yard.
Our sport from Hockey where we were in the 1 division at the Bombay Hockey League has gone dead as no team exist and not many young ones playing this sport.
The ground from mud to now taar, I see the change. The kids will not see or feel mud. At one point in time our colony was green and now it is a concrete jungle, earlier no water log, now buildings become pools during the rains what a difference!
For the good things since most are in the buildings they do not have to share the Toilets as all families have their own.
Have the young kids now asking for a blog which was never thought of in the past , congrats to all in this and all the best.
May the feast 31st may continue should we be there or gone, and also the star shine for Christmas & always.
Post by -Cajetan Pinheiro