is the bubblegum glamour of Bollywood cinema, shopping malls full of
designer labels, cricket on the Oval Maidan, promenading families eating
bhelpuri on the beach at Chowpatty, red double-decker buses queuing in
grinding traffic jams and the infamous cages of the red-light district.
- Lonely Planet
since the opening of the Suez Canal in the 1869, the principal gateway to
the Indian subcontinent has been MUMBAI (Bombay), the city Aldous Huxley
famously described as "the most appalling ... of either hemisphere".
- Rough Guide