Globally, metropolitan cities are becoming powerful centres that sustain entire countries. In the case of Mumbai, the government can work backwards by stitching the infrastructure and governance together. The tried-and-tested technique is to host an international institution or event. Gateway House argues that Mumbai is most appropriate to be home to the headquarters of BRICS
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Pune’s most well known landmark, Ohel David (Lal Deval) synagogue turns hundred and fifty. Governor of Maharashtra, Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao, and the direct descendants of the synagogue’s founder, David Sassoon (1792-1864) get together to mark this occasion
The Khilafat movement started in Mumbai nearly 100 years ago in response to the dismantling of the Caliph-headed Ottoman Empire by the Allied powers. The present revival of the office of the Caliph by the Islamic State in West Asia, although rooted in a different context, evokes this sliver of Mumbai’s history
Two memorials located in the heart of Mumbai city serve as a reminder of the crucial role played by Mumbai city, especially her docks in World War I. Over one million Indian soldiers and sailors fought on behalf of the Allied powers in the Great War.
The National Ignition Facility, U.S., has achieved a major breakthrough in generating fusion nuclear energy. India’s scientists, starting from Homi Bhabha, have been part of the process of realising this dream. Fusion energy can become a cheap, clean and abundant source for global energy needs
On January 24, Gateway House and the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, hosted a talk on ‘The Jewish community of Bombay: Diaspora, Identity and History’ by Gateway House's Mumbai History Fellow Sifra Lentin. This article, based on the talk, tells the story of the Sassoons, a prominent family of Baghdadi Jews
26 November, 2013 will mark the fifth year since Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists went on a rampage in Mumbai, claiming several lives. Although the only insurgent captured alive was hanged last year, the masterminds are still free. Why is it imperative to keep this incident from fading from our memories?
Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, Mumbai, hosted a meeting on The Indian Diaspora: Converging Destinies. The role of the Indian Diaspora was amongst also on the agenda a few days before the event, at the India-US Strategic Dialogue held in Delhi from July 19 to 21.
After the attacks of 26/11, economic growth and tourist spots take top priority for security while street ventures and the mass transit centers like Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus -one of the targets of the attacks- are left unattended by the state.