Mumbai is a city of paradoxes - renowned as the country’s financial and commercial capital, it also is an important cultural nerve centre for theatre, art, music and cinema. As the commercial heart of the nation, today the cosmopolitan population of Mumbai comprises people from all over the country. It is the centre of industry, commerce and foreign trade. A city of skyscrapers and small houses. A city of milling crowds and vitality. A city on the move. A city defying time - steeped in tradition and a rich historical past on one hand, yet home to the most modern scientific and business practices on the other.