India's Aamchi Mumbai stands at rank 1 in overall competitiveness. In fact it is numero uno on most of sub-dimensions. It somehow compensates for its poor show in the context of strategy and rivalry. Even its business costs are a dampener. No doubt it has to struggle to keep closely-ranked Delhi and Hyderabad at bay. Nonetheless, it faces the challenge of retaining its edge. But the larger challenge it has to meet is to rise to such levels that it can see eyeball to eyeball of global benchmarks like Vancouver, Tokyo and London. Often it is said to be a marriage of New York and Los Angeles. A reality check shows the ludicrousness of such comparisons. .

Again, Mumbai fares poorly on the spending pattern of denizens (rank 9th). The economically depressed slums with poor civic amenities are a blot on the city, acting as temporary crucibles to hold migrants. .

The ethnographic melting pot is meanwhile plagued by 'migrants exit' and 'sons of soil only' drives while most analysts perceive this diversity to be Mumbai's strength. The extortion and other mafias keep raising their Gorgon head, in cahoots with the shady in the political arena. .

A city that spawns a class with crore-plus salaries, has people who are forced to sleep on roads. It is dubiously one of the most expensive cities in the world. This is a city of contrasts, a cosmopolitan city by world standards. Its backyard Hell's Kitchen, Dharavi, would be an embarrassment elsewhere, but here it is a flourishing city in its own right, with one of the highest cost indices in the world. It ranked 40th in the OECD study of global cities. .

It no doubt has a well-coordinated financial centre, which has now beat NYSE and LSE. The SEBI has to become much more competent through legislation and implementation of policies. No doubt the work ethics of Mumbaites are adorable. And so is the fine traffic sense. And equally exciting is the late night fun and frolic the people have despite restrictive regimes. .

This is what makes Mumbai the most competitive. Yes, it can become greener. And the port development would ace its competitiveness. Its education system has to migrate to higher standards. .

The clusters around like Thane and Kalyan definitely need leadership in absorbing world class practices and excellence. So far the spawning of innovation is limited and sketchy. It is Maharashtra's gateway to the countryside. And for the city that accepts thousands of make-it-big-dreamers every day, it itself has to set sights on loftier goals. .


• Best overall business environment
• Most superlative factor conditions
• Excellent demand conditions .


Strategy context not good.
• Bad spending pattern
• Underdeveloped business complexity


Bolero Carver Roadster
audex-jacket ayur-herbal boutique-mumbai casual-wear cosmetics designer-sunglasses fashion fashion-accessories
fashion-dresses fashion-sunglasses fashion-wear fragrances neva-thermal-wear sneakers-footwear sunglasses trendy-sunglasses
affordable-home-theaters asustek-computer bag-in-vogue bicester-united-state carpat-celler charming-allure electronics
chemistry-of-contruction chocolates colouring -the- roof cruise decorative-blinds dream-home ego-lifestyle
fenesta home-decoration graffiti-in-mardid gurgaon handicraft-sikkim furnishing-stores-for-kids
interior-decoration journalism layout-of-your-office literature music indian-handicrafts-and-gift-fair
serenata-mobile-phone parkour rugby-basics shoes roof-garde science-of-wall-plaster
wake-boarding zipouch-bags        
agnisara ethical-behaviour exercising-machine fitness-world herbals herbs-and-cure sciatica
skin-care wheat-treat yoga-and-meditation massage-chair  
ahmedabad amrapali-village ansal-api apartment-homes bangalore bangalore-property
carnation-residency chadha-group chandigarh chattisgarh chennai commercial-trades-of-nagpur
delhi-mall-adorns destinations-in-real-state dubai-real-estate emaar-properties gardenia-e-homes greater-noida
gurgaon hanumant-builders home-loan home-loan-ready-reckoner home-loan-strategy hyderabad
imagine-bangalore indian-properties interiors kolkata kolkata-lifestyle liberal-home-loans
living-in ghaziabad lucknow lucknow-residential-scenario metros-vs-tier mumbai oakwood
bhopal delhi park-for-retail patiala pune pune- aditya-builders
pune-kolkata-jaipur raheja-developers real-estate renting-and-buying retail-hub-in-mumbai suncity-jaipur
taking-home-loan towering-profile zirakpur-tower