Once seen as an extension of the south, this vast area is the hub of all that is new in the city. Home to textile mills in the late 19th century, which attracted migrant labour from across India, South Central Mumbai now boasts swanky malls and hip bars. A stark contrast in people’s way of life, richness of culture and the diversity here are both interesting as well as thought-provoking. It spans Byculla, Parel, Worli, Prabhadevi, Sewri as well as Mazgaon, one of the original seven islands. From museums and places of worship to lush parks and a sea front, there is something here for every ...

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