Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) is the capital of the Indian state
of Maharashtra and the most populous Indian city. Mumbai is located on
an island off the west coast of India. The city, which has a deep
natural harbour, is also the largest port in western India, handling
over half of India's passenger traffic. Mumbai is the commercial
capital of India, and houses important financial institutions such as
the Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange and the corporate
headquarters of many Indian companies. Owing to the immense business
opportunities available in Mumbai and relatively high standard of
living, it has attracted migrants from all over India and South Asia,
making the city a potpourri of various communities and cultures.
Within Mumbai is located Bollywood, the epicentre of the country's
Hindi film and television industry, producing the world's highest
number of films annually. Mumbai is also one of the rare cities to
accommodate a National Park within its municipal limits.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Jacques Cartier became the first European to reach the Saint Lawrence
World War I: U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned
over a disagreement regarding the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.
Donald Duck debuted in the Silly Symphonies cartoon The Wise Little
Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes, earning him the Triple Crown.
Wikiquote of the day:
"There are always good parts. They may not pay what you want, and they
may not have as many days' work as you want, they may not have the
billing that you want, they may not have a lot of things, but—the
content of the role itself—I find there are many roles." -- Anne