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city report 


Bombay Report

A hectic season

BY Kamala Kapoor

REKHA RODWITTIYA, The Chilli Pounder, 1996, acrylic and oil on Canvas, 183 x 122 cm.

Bombay (or Mumbai as it has recently been rechristened by the State Government), with its industrial-economic evolution and urban expansion, probably represents the modern face of India more than any other city in the country. The changing social and cultural milieu of India, epitomised by Bombay, and upheld by the growing middle class with its new tastes, aspirations and spending power, makes the city particularly responsive to…

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