Location : India
Type Of Place : City/Town/Village
Mumbai previously known as Bombay, is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous city in the world, with a total metropolitan area population of approximately 20.5 million. Along with the neighbouring urban areas, including the cities of Navi Mumbai and Thane, it is one of the most populous urban regions in the world. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2009, Mumbai was named an Alpha world city. It is also the richest city in India, and has the highest GDP of any city in South, West or Central Asia. The seven islands that came to constitute Mumbai were home to communities of fishing colonies. For centuries, the islands were under the control of successive indigenous empires before being ceded to the Portuguese and subsequently to the British East India Company. During the mid-18th century, Mumbai was reshaped by the Hornby Vellard project, which undertook the...
It is nowhere near the best figures of the day. But Mumbai seems to have run a good last lap today to register a voter turnout of 52 per cent in its six seats, as polling ended in the sixth phase of the general elections today.#GetInked trended high in Mumbai on Twitter. #mumbaivotes topped the India Trends list. But for a large portion of the day it seemed that Maximum City would be unable to improve on the 41.5 per cent voter turnout per cent in 2009.In the end, Mumbai North Central and more »
The principal of St Xavier’s College, Mumbai wrote about voting, and suggested to his students that they examine the issues behind the talking points offered by political parties deeply. The subsequent outpouring of outrage apparently stirred enough esprit de corps for me to act like I’m back in college and write about it, so here then is My Own Personal Freely Expressed Opinion about the nontroversy:1) Some famous people with newspaper columns are holding the more »