…I went on a Bombay City Tour, for the princely sum of Rs25.
As part of my Major Trip Down Memory Lane Because I Am Getting Old, I have been leafing through old albums and scrapbooks.
For the record, I was a great scrapbook-er at one time, carefully pasting in receipts and postcards and hotel brochures. It didn’t last, of course, like so many good ideas, but I sure wish it had, because digging through my old India memories, I’d never have remembered that I spent all of Rs25 to be guided around Bombay.
I would’ve been collected at 2.30pm, since I was staying at the glorious Taj Mahal Hotel, on my first ever visit to India.
As part of my tour, I definitely remember visiting the Taraporewala Aquarium – and, let’s be frank – being totally underwhelmed by it…just in case you think that my current wave of nostalgia is colouring all my memories 🙂
PS – out of in interest, can anyone tell me:
a) what 1983’s Rs 25 would equate to today?
b) how much does a Mumbai City Tour cost today?
Repeat after me. “I will clean out my closet. I will clean out my closet.”
Anish Trivedi not until I have sorted out all the photos…ahem…
Christine Pemberton and found some cassettes
I’m happy to see you’re a memory hoarder too!
“The inflation rate in India between
1980 and today has been 2,145.68%,
which translates into a total increase
of $536.42. This means that 25
rupees in 1980 are equivalent to
561.42 rupees in 2023. In other
words, the purchasing power of $25
in 1980 equals $561.42 today. The
average annual inflation rate between
these periods has been 7.69%.”
Ess Vee thanks a ton!!
It’s 561rupees now
25 rupees was a fair bit of money for a city tour!
I think it probably was, right?!
I didn’t know that you were a packrat, Christine!
Arun Diaz I like to think it was more distinguished than that!