One is India’s financial capital, the other its political capital. In drawing rooms and offices, the Delhi vs. Mumbai debate is an old one and rages on relentlessly, providing much needed amusement to the dwellers of these two urban metropolises. But as Delhi goes to polls, we try and cut through the hubbub and sift through hard numbers to find out how the two cities fare on various parameters.

Numbers of course don’t bear out social and cultural traits of seeming pre-eminence or esoteric ideas of character, spirit or cosmopolitanism, but do give you a fair idea of how a city is progressing. Read more