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mid-day's 35th anniversary: 35 Greatest Treasures of Mumbai

As mid-day turns 35 this week, we celebrate the occasion by showcasing a selection of Mumbai's most iconic clubs, institutions, parks, places of worship and buildings

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    Keeping an eye on the CCI A stadium, a theatre and a temple all have their followers

    #01 Brabourne Stadium Old-timers say there was nothing like watching cricket at the Brabourne Stadium. This gets firmly established when one is at the pavilion end of the ground, marveling at the walls of each floor decorated by photo frames (courtesy former president Raj Singh Dungarpur) which housed the greats of the game. The dressing rooms are not the ones which Test cricketers used, but Cricket Club of India is soaked in history. It is a ground where more Test cricket should be played and that will happen in due course. If you know a member, get him to take you there to get a feel of vintage cricket by gazing at the Patiala pavilion. And after all that, you'd do well to sip on some pudina chai. If you are a sucker for cricket books, the Anandji Dossa reference library on the second floor if a must-see. At one extreme end is the section of newspaper clippings stored brown paper-covered year-by-year volumes. Check them out. – Clayton Murzello

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