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How Dharavi transformed into mini Tamil Nadu on Pongal

Once a year, the bylanes of Dharavi provide the setting for a very special Tamil feast. With a sizeable Tamil population, the harvest festival of Pongal is celebrated with much vigour and zest in......

The Children of Dharavi

Most of the kids come to school after they finish working in day-long 9 to 6 shifts at the plastic recycling units. Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com captures the many moods of children in Mumbai's largest......

Fire destroys goods worth lakhs at Dharavi slum

A raging inferno engulfed the Dharavi slum area in Mumbai on Tuesday, causing extensive damage to the godowns and houses. More than eight godowns were gutted along with several lakhs of rupees......

Dharavi rocks to a different beat

This is music from the streets," explains Vinod Shetty, founder of Acorn (India), an NGO. "I think that's why the kids identify with it, even though it's completely new to them.......

In Dharavi, Congress looks strong on paper

A Ganesh Nadar explores Mumbai's underbelly and analyses the mood of the electorate in Dharavi ahead of the election on October 13.No posters, banners or blaring loudspeakers the election buzz is......

Mumbai's slum dwellers turn out to be Snapdeal fans

As residents have no official address, Snapdeal delivers to the Dharavi centre, where buyers pick up their orders. Image: Dharavi, a battleground for new customers. Photograph: Reuters  ......

Mumbai's slumdwellers turn out to be Snapdeal fans

As residents have no official address, Snapdeal delivers to the Dharavi centre, where buyers pick up their orders. Image: Dharavi, a battleground for new customers. Photograph: Reuters  ......

How this Dharavi garment worker became a celebrity shoemaker

Jameel Shah, who was a minor worker in a garment factory, now makes shoes for Kajol, Abhishek Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Ranbir Kapoor and international stars like Kylie Minogue. There are good......

Govt to expedite Dharavi rehab plan

Ahead of the crucial elections to the Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation next month, the Maharashtra government on Monday took a crucial decision with regard to the eligibility of the occupiers......

State agency to develop Dharavi under CM's plan

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan plans to overhaul the Rs 15,000-crore Dharavi redevelopment project. Chavan - who has already flagged what he called an "unholy nexus" among builders,......

Kalki Koechlin spends time with Dharavi kids

Kalki Koechlin took sometime off from her busy schedule to spend quality time with Dharavi kids. She watched the play Ishqiya Dharavi Eshtyle presented by the kids of Dharavi. Here is a look at......

Why should I go to Bachchans for help: Sholay editor

In a tragic twist of fate, the largest slum in Asia -- called Dharavi -- houses a man who gave India one of her most revered films: Sholay. M S Shinde was the film's editor, and the only......

Barah Aana: Worth a watch

Barah Aana revolves around three people living in the slums of Mumbai's Dharavi. They live a difficult life. Vijay Raaz works as a watchman in a building. He'supset with his job, as he is asked to......

Slumdog: Now slum dwellers protest

Residents of Dharavi, Asia's largest shanty town, display posters and placards as they protest against the producers of film Slumdog Millionaire in Mumbai on Tuesday. In recent weeks the movie's......

Review: Bhoothnath Returns loses the plot

Bhoothnath Returns starts off with a fascinating premise but drags towards the end, says Sukanya Verma.A conscientious ghost decides to contest elections opposite a criminal candidate and seeks......

Federer, Nadal rally for Australia flood relief

Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and other top tennis players hammed it up in exhibition matches on the eve of the Australian Open to raise money for victims of the country's devastating floods on Sunday.......

Battered India need to sort out problems

Thrashed in the first game in Durban, India would hope to put up a far more inspired display as they go into the second cricket One-dayer against South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday with a few......
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Chris Martin's Delhi gig was not as impromptu as you might think

So, as you mustve heard by now, Chris Martin played at Summerhouse Café in Delhi last night. It was an encounter far more thrilling than what... ...

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Court acquits all three accused of killing abusive BJP worker

A 21-year-old woman accused of murdering her alleged rapist, BJP worker Vasant Zhota, was acquitted of all charges by the sessions court on... ...

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BEST re-schedules ‘Commuter Days’

Commuters seem unaware of the initiative, say officials With several commuters continuing to send letters and emails to the Colaba headquarters of... ...

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Open letter to Russell Brand

Dear Russell Brand, Listen mate, being a rowdy enough bunch over here at GQ, youd think wed be, like countless others, cheering along as you... ...

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Mumbai's Colaba and Kandivli fare badly

MUMBAI: The city's child sex ratio has been inching up gradually and reached an all-time high of 931 girls born for every 1,000 boys in 2014, says... ...

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