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February 12, 2008

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Ravi Kiran

Verrry nice. Didn't know so much of Mumbai history myself.

Siddhartha

A very interesting read peppered with equally interesting historical anecdotes, with a beautiful conclusion to match, to which I totally agree, despite not being a hard-core Mumbaikar:-)!
Just thought I'd point out a couple of interesting observations - the first one being about yet another etymological theory about Delhi which has it that Delhi was named so after Dilli-ki-Haat (a huge bazaar in medieval times).
Secondly, just to add a gender twist to your beutifully touching conclusion - if one notes the 2 defining landmarks of the 2 cities, one can glimpse the violent, plundering past of Delhi in the masculine, phallic-shaped Qutb Minar on one hand and the receptive, gentle tradition of Bombay in the feminine orifice-shaped Gateway of India.

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