Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Posting from Bob -- Mumbai (Bombay)

I met with some outstanding attorneys from a prominent Mumbai law firm.  We discussed exciting externship opportunities for our students.

Mumbai is a fascinating city--India's version of New York.  It is the financial, cultural, and entertainment capitol of the country and has some of the finest restaurants in the world.  It also has a number of important historical attractions.

The most famous monument in Mumbai is the Gateway of India.

One of the most interesting attractions is the Mani Bhavan, the home Gandi lived in between 1917 and 1934 when he was in Mumbai.

In addition to its collection of statutes, memorabilia, and exhibits, the museum contains important historical treasures including a letter written by Ghandi to Adolph Hitler in 1939, urging Hitler to pursue a path of peace rather than war.

A highlight of the museum is the recreation of Ghandi's bedroom, showing his spartan belongings.  The room contains several spinning wheels, a symbol of Ghandi's simplicity and the device he used to make his own clothing.

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