Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Bombay 2019: Photo 7
We're still working our way north, though we're about to leave Shahid Bhagat Singh Road and head up the narrower one on the left, which is Mumbai Samachar Marg--or Bombay News Street. The name comes from a newspaper published nearby since 1822, but the road until much more recently was called Apollo Street--which has nothing to do with the Greek god and comes instead from the European corruption of a local word for a kind of "fish."
The unnamed building here suggests the value of porches in the days before air-conditioning, not to mention the ability of human beings to ignore decrepitude and carry on.
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