Overview for The Mumbai Factfile
The Mumbai Factfile is a comprehensive and fascinating one-stop guide to everything that makes the city of dreams what it is. From history and heritage to food and nightlife, from business and commerce, communities, religions and customs to landmarks and local specialities, from Bollywood, cricket and theatre to dabbawalas, BEST and Parsis, this book covers every aspect of life of the vibrant, bustling and multidimensional city that is Mumbai. The book contains over 1200 detailed factoids, and is divided into three sections: The City of Mumbai, Mumbai Specialities and Culture and Entertainment. Special 'Do You Know' boxes and quiz-type factoids augment the information available to the reader. A handy index points the reader quickly to information on any aspect of the city that is desired. Meticulously put together from the varied and dependable data bank of Derek Oâ€™Brien, this ready reference is a treasure house of information that can be dipped into at random or read with pleasure from cover to cover. It belongs on the shelf of every tourist and armchair traveller, and anyone who loves the city of Mumbai.
Derek O'Brien (Author)
Derek Oâ€™Brien was born in Kolkata. He went to St Xavierâ€™s Collegiate School in the city and St Columbaâ€™s School in New Delhi. After graduating in English from Scottish Church College, Kolkata, he began his professional career as a journalist but soon shifted to advertising. Today, he is the host of the longest-running knowledge gameshow on Indian television, The Cadbury Bournvita Quiz Contest. Derek Oâ€™Brien won the award for best anchorâ€“Game/Quiz Show at the Hero Honda Indian Television Academy Awards 2003.