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Mother of Cities to me,
For I was born in her gate,
Between the palms and the sea,
Where the world-end steamers wait.
-Rudyard Kipling on Mumbai (Bombay)
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Mumbai or Bombay (call it whatever you want), with its little over 400 year old history is the financial and cultural capital of India. A city of many colours and faces it ... Read More Walking tours are the oldest and best way to tour a city. They give you, the walker, a more in-depth view of the city and allow you to get the best feel of the city... Read More   Raconteur Walks Mumbai is without doubt the foremost walking tours company in Mumbai. The research that has gone into making Raconteur Walks Mumbai a... Read More  
                   
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Take one part Hollywood from Los Angeles, Six Parts Traffic Jams straight off the roads of NYC, stir in a dozen odd Victorian Gothic architectural masterpieces from London and add a dash of swish bars and restaurants from Paris, to this put in equal parts of mayhem and order; as many ancient bazaars .. Read More  
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  1. The name Bombay was derived from Bom Bahia (The Good Bay), a name given by Portuguese sailor Francis Almeida, in 1508.
  2. It took 60 years to merge the seven islands of Bombay into one landmass between 1784 and 1845.
  3. Mumbai's first ever meteorological observatory was built in Colaba in 1826.
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Ranjit Shahani is Country President Novartis India responsible for the overall operations of the Novartis AG Companies in India He started his career with ICI in India in their businesses of Fibres & Speciality chemicals. Later, he rose to the position of General Manager with ICI / ZENECA in the U.K., overseeing their Asia Pacific and LatAm operations for their Petrochemicals and Plastics division.
This was followed by a period as CEO at Roche Products Limited, after which he moved to Novartis in India in 1997, following the merger of Sandoz and Ciba-Geigy.
Mr Shahani is President, Organisation of Pharmaceuticals Producers of India (OPPI), an organization he also lead earlier from 2001-2007, is Past President of the Bombay Chamber
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