Is Matheran the new maha cool destination for the city’s well heeled? Before Switzerland and Italy were hangouts of your diarist’s favourite trustafarians, Matheran was where the patrician summered.
Now we find that the Dubashes are restoring their family stronghold and Zia Mody has recently acquired a massive property there.
They will have good neighbours in the Shapoorji Pallonji clan that is frequently there in December. Meanwhile,Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, is now Matheran resident. Locals report of Shanghvi’s visiting buddies – Bollywood royalty, literary legends, even the odd Italian fashion house heiress.
But if you are itching to reach out for a phone and dial a rendezvous, be warned – the call may never go through. Perhaps this heightened anonymity is why the international jet set heads to monkeysville?
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