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United we stand, divided we fall


It seems that since the beginning of our history, mankind has felt the need to live in relationship with others, to provide security, comfort and mutual support. If I asked you which tribe you belong to, you would probably think I was severely mistaken. Unless, of course, you happened to be from a society that still operates with a tribal structure, such as Native Americans, or some parts of the Middle East. But, since Michel Maffesoli coined the phrase in 1985, sociologists have identified many urban tribes. We may think of Western culture as individualistic, but in reality often we ... Read More »

Mumbai Chhaap: Freemasons Hall in Fort


Chances of mistaking the Freemasons Hall for an abandoned site are high yet this landmark is a must-visit. It was on this day in 1897 that HE Lord Sandhurst, then Governor of Bombay was anointed as the Grand Master (head of the Freemasonry community) at Fort’s Novelty Cinema. On March 5, 1898, this Hall was opened and dedicated to the community. This ceremony was performed by Lord Sandhurst, as he was the Grand Master of the English and the Scottish Constitutions. The main temple in the Freemasons’ Hall is called the Sandhurst Temple. A marble wall of Bro KR Cama ... Read More »


Grand Master of Grand Lodge of India Vasudev Jamnabihar Masurekar on Saturday exhorted the members of Freemasons Lodge to add more love and affection in whatever they gave to the society.What matters is not how much we give but how much care we put while giving it to others, he said while speaking at the foundation stone laying function of the Masonic temple at Ibrahimpatnam. Mr. Masurekar also inaugurated a Masonic library along with Mr. Arvind Prasad Chitra, Regional Grand Master of the Southern India. He released the members’ directory for the benefit of the lodge members. He inspected the ... Read More »

The District Grand Lodge of Bombay – Annual Communication, March 2015

District Grand Lodge of Bombay

By command of the RW District Grand Master, the 311th Communication (Annual) of the District Grand Lodge of Bombay under the United Grand Lodge of England will take place on Saturday 14 March 2015 at Freemasons’ Hall, Damodardas Sukhadwala Marg, Fort Mumbai 400 001. All District Grand Officers Present and Past, all Masters, Past Masters and Wardens of Private Lodges in the District will attend the Communication. A G E N D A 1. District Grand Master, with Rulers of the District Present and Past, Grand Officers, Holders of Certificate of Service to Freemasonry, and the Officers of the District Grand Lodge of Bombay ... Read More »

Philippine police officials to install Emon Lodge no. 179 officers


DIGNITARIES from the Philippines will join CNMI Lt. Gov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres at the installation dinner for the Emon Lodge No. 179 Free and Accepted Masons in Taga Hall at the Saipan World Resort starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Incoming Worshipful Master Romeo “Bong” D. Malasarte said the dignitaries who will be arriving from the Philippines include Grand Lodge officers Juanito B. Vano Jr., a 3-star Philippine National Police general; Dennis J. Pena, 1-star PNP general; Ferdinando G. Sevilla, 1-Star PNP general; Emon Lodge no. 179 honorary member Ramoncito B. Piana, Central Command – Pacific Commander; ... Read More »