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October 23, 2003

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Red double-decker buses, yellow and black Ambassador cabs, and grey government buildings that look as if they're ready to nestle next to Big Ben, Mumbai has transplanted a bit of London to India.
Church? Hallowed hall? It's a railway station; no country puts more effort into building post offices and railway stations.
An old friend, Anindo Ghosh, lives in Mumbai and we don't miss a chance to see him. We walk along Mumbai's harbor street, eat spicy food, and dodge a few firecrackers shot at us for the Diwali festival.