Mumbai needs to find a way to match the promise of its growth with the on-the-ground reality for many of its residents.
Marriott and the developer are getting around Mumbai's zoning restrictions on building height by placing the new Ritz-Carlton into a shanty town location that's being revamped with luxury homes.
The good thing about Mumbai, is that beneath the layer of things visitors don't like is a city worth seeing.
Meanwhile, in Berlin, officials are wondering how their vaunted efficiency just got lapped by Mumbai.
The new terminal is positioned to attract foreign tourists and boost the prime minister's reputation before spring elections, but looking forward the terminal might not be enough to handle growing air traffic.
Mumbai's challenges with development will sound familiar to Brazil and Istanbul. Perhaps all three should consider a model that trades smart urban planning for bulldozers.
In these Parsi cafes in Mumbai, you are sampling the region's history and cultures, and that's what travel and life are all about.
With India's own airlines players in turmoil, this is a good strategic move from Virgin Atlantic to capture the cross continental traffic from a growing outbound market like India.