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Old 1st December 2008, 15:14   #16
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also someone told me art worth 600cr was lost (a bit tough to believe).
Multi star hotels are among the top patrons of our artists.
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Multi star hotels are among the top patrons of our artists.
Sir the Taj Mahal hotel has/had art from around the globe.
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I have very good memories of Taj and sorrounding areas, when i move to Mumbai in 1999was staying in MLA hostel and daily evening use to walk around Taj, Gateway, Regal etc, on lighter side never been inside Taj.
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as with all the citizens of this city and this country, i was deeply saddened to see THE TAJ spewing smoke.

I remember the time i spent there (not much, but very very memorable).
walking the main corridor on the ground floor with its shops showcasing beautiful jewellary and a lot of other stuff, especially the watches (i am a watch freak).

Also, sitting on the small swing which was in the lobby of the heritage wing overlooking the swimming pool.

the grand staircase was amazing, also the huge painting which was there above the first flight of stairs.

my cousin had his first night there, and it was just amazing the way they had done up the room, the legendary service is truly amazing.

I was also there when the TAJ completed 100 years of its existence.
An amphitheater was was specially created above the swimming pool and the garden.
My dad had done the venue construction and i distinctly remember how he was worried about the wind playing spoilsport.
The wind coming in from backbay is immense in its force and its cold, chilly infact. (as mentioned in the 1st post)

everything that there was antique and very beautiful. from the fans to the furniture, even the faucets

we will truly miss this great monument,
and i am sure it will be restored back to its former glory,

and a hundred year down the line, it'll still be there enchanting visitors with its magnificence, history and service
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Haven't ever been to Mumbai. But have seen this building in pics/movies and more recently on News Channels.
This building must be brought back to its former glory.

The Govt. of India must make all purchases for restoration of this buidling exempt of tax (VAT/sales/customs/CST etc. etc.).
This is the least GoI can do.
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