MUMBAI; JEWEL OF THE RAJ
Mumbai (formerly Bombay): I won't go so far as to say "for a
moment I thought I was in
London", not when oxen with
painted horns plod wearily through
city streets, but certainly there is
no denying the British were here.
They left their mark in ponderous
pseudo-Gothic buildings such as
the Victoria Terminus and a
central railway station similar to
London's finest. There is a
cavernous museum named after
the Prince of Wales, another called the Victoria and Albert. Crawford Market
is reminiscent of Covent Garden back in Eliza DoLittle's time. Scarlet double-decker busses careen along downtown streets, the clock tower is known as Big
Ben, and cricket is a national passion.