Parekh and the goddess

After two years of being shrouded under tarpaulin, plastic and aluminum sheets, the Roman goddess of flowers will look down from her perch atop the Flora Fountain in the center of downtown Bombay. The Fountain will function between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. each day initially, according to news reports. Commissioned by the Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India and thrown open in 1869, the structure has statues of four women just above street level, depicting the four seasons. Ornamental fish and faces of lions spew water around them. The Fountain carries a plaque memorializing the 44% contribution of Rs 20,500......



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