I’m back in Bombay for one month to finish up some work, probably my last month here for a long time. It’s been three months since I was here last, and already, so many new places have opened around the city. This is a crazy and memorable moment in Bombay’s history: the city is on the brink of becoming an international hub, and as such, is attracting a ton of new restaurants and stores, but it’s still a fundamentally, overwhelmingly Indian experience. The city has yet to be tamed in any sense.
It’s a bit difficult to write a guide to shopping in Bombay because there aren’t really any distinctly concentrated shopping areas. Everything is scattered around, and practically everything is a real pain to get to. But you can roughly divide Bombay into North and South, and so that’s how I’ll do it.