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Once Was Bombay Comprising Three Novellar And Four Short Stories, To Be Read As Stand Alone Or Inter Linked Pieces, This Is An Engaging Piece Of Literary Non Fiction Rich In Memories And Insights An insight into how Bombay became the Mumbai of today Partially autobiographical, it shows how an open minded city transformed into a city of communal and regional differences The book has accounts of builders, underworld operatives, policemen, bollywood stars, encompassing all the major elements Mumbai is identified with The writing sounds like that of a person who has loved and lost a city There is profound love for the city and there is profound disappointment at what it has become today An insight into how Bombay became the Mumbai of today Partially autobiographical, it shows how an open minded city transformed into a city of communal and regional differences The book has accounts of builders, underworld operatives, policemen, bollywood stars, encompassing all the major elements Mumbai is identified with The writing sounds like that of a person who has loved and lost a city There is profound love for the city and there is profound disappointment at what it has become today Unfortunately, Virani s book was out in 1999, much before global terror victimised Mumbai It would have been interesting to read her poignant description of the lost glory of Bombay after the blasts This is the best Bombay book i ve ever read It shows us a view of Bombay through the images of characters that even non residents will identify as belonging to Bombay the actor, the bhai, the encounter cop, the politician, and so on Pinki Virani obviously feels for Bombay, and reflects the myriad range of a Bombayite s emotions now anger, frustration, cynicism all stemming from Bombay s change from then to nowWhat s wonderful about the book is that it stays true to the title and takes yo This is the best Bombay book i ve ever read It shows us a view of Bombay through the images of characters that even non residents will identify as belonging to Bombay the actor, the bhai, the encounter cop, the politician, and so on Pinki Virani obviously feels for Bombay, and reflects the myriad range of a Bombayite s emotions now anger, frustration, cynicism all stemming from Bombay s change from then to nowWhat s wonderful about the book is that it stays true to the title and takes you on a journey in time to how a place or a road came to be called so, and the societal changes that time has brought about there It also has some incisive takes on the machinations that has transformed Bombay into what it is now.Long before Mumbai there was Bombay, and i can identify a lot with the difference it makes to the people who have seen the change, even though i don t live there This book easily gets into my all time favourites I loved the start, the first chapter and then

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