The Gateway of India has been a silent witness to many important moments of history. It is the backdrop to the unfolding daily events of the many gathered there. As evening approaches and the red sun dips into the Indian Ocean, the surrounding area takes on an almost carnival atmosphere. Musicians and hawkers vie for the attentions of the throngs of tourists, as young couples wander under the watchful eye of elderly chaperones. The whole of life plays out in this arena, each and every day adding its small mark to the layers of history and time.