Back in the UK, a gymkhana generally means some kind of equestrian event in accepted use.         But the term is originally an Indian one meaning ‘place of assembly’, and if you want to get the cue out and have a game of snooker in Mumbai you might well end up at either the Bombay Gymkhana or the Hindu Gymkhana clubs, which also boast other sporting and leisure facilities. With these at the upmarket end of the spectrum and India battling to rid snooker of an elitist image in the country, there are also ‘snooker parlours’ in many of the larger cities operated more on a pay as you play basis, but those in the Mumbai region have been affected by problems with licences, something the BSFI is urgently addressing.