Discover the latest news in Mumbai on The Times of India with a wide range of topics including Mumbai Politics, Mumbai Crime, Sports, Fashion, Bollywood, Culture, Industries, Civic Bodies, Gambling Mumbai traffic updates, new trends, education and civic issues. From the regular bustle of hectic metropolis life to the gastronomic delights of the famous Khau Gallis. From the latest political developments to Bollywood-related events or even Mumbai’s notorious traffic jams. We cover everything in detail and you can check everything with just one click. Mumbai, the state capital of Maharashtra, was formerly known as Bombay. Today, it is also considered the financial and commercial capital of the country. The megacity has strong historical ties, magnificent British architecture, museums, shrines, beaches and the Hindi film industry, also known as Bollywood. The seven islands that make up the metropolis were once home to fishing communities. For centuries the islands were controlled by successive native empires before being ceded to the Portuguese and later to the East India Company of Britain. In the middle of the 18th century, Bombay was reshaped with the construction of major roads and railways and later developed into a major seaport on the Arabian Sea as we see it today. The city was renamed Mumbai in 1996. The bustling city carries a vibrant and cosmopolitan culture. Whether it’s the buildings of Bollywood or the Victorian era, Asia’s largest slum in Dharavi or the lunch box delivery and return system of the famous dabbawalas, every aspect of Mumbai has a unique identity. .