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Culture of Mumbai
Mumbai or Bombay has always been a multicultural and multi ethnic society. Its culture is a potpourri of Maharashtrian, Gujarati, Parsi and Islamic elements. Whether it is the Siddhi Vinayak Temple or the Parsi Tower of Silence or Haji Ali, all of them co-exist in this metropolis. Though in the recent past, the Shiv Sena has tried to give Mumbai a very Marathi identity, most still consider this the land of opportunity, particularly to be immortalized on celluloid.
Choc-a-bloc with avenues of entertainment, from a stroll down Marine Drive to the chaos of Chowpatty, from shopping at Colaba Causeway and Linking Road to sipping coffee at the Apollo Bar at the Taj Mahal Hotel or having a cup of tea at the Irani tea stalls, Mumbai is as diverse as you can get. From the bungalows of Pali Hill to the chawls of Dharavi, the rich and the not so rich live together in this city not wrongly known as mini India.