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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......

He won the only Filmfare Award Sholay won

The man who edited Sholay died in penury. Sonil Dedhia/Rediff.com visited M S Shinde in February 2011, a year before he passed away. In a tragic twist of fate, the slum Dharavi houses a man who......
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Brothers in Hindi-medium school struggle for textbooks, study material in Braille

Siblings Dinesh (14) and Brijesh Saroj (15), have had very little to rejoice about in life so when their parents decided to move from Allahabad to... ...

http://www.mid-day.com/articles/brothers-in-hindimedium-school-struggle-for-textbooks-study-material-in-braille/16485190
Wings on fire

The winter is my favourite season in Mumbai since it brings in hundreds of migratory birds from all over the world to enliven this otherwise grey... ...

http://www.mid-day.com/articles/wings-on-fire/16477176
Books on Toast, the annual book sale is back, and bigger

Back in 2008, Anuya Jakatdar, a journalism student at Syracuse University, New York, attended her first book sale fundraiser. She ended up buying... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/books/books-on-toast-the-annual-book-sale-event-is-back-and-bigger/article1-1382816.aspx
Shooter Navnath Fartade aims for bullseye with Mumbai sports

Navnath Fartade's cubicle on the second floor of the Rajiv Gandhi District Sports Complex in Dharavi is relatively uncluttered as compared to that... ...

http://www.mid-day.com/articles/shooter-navnath-fartade-aims-for-bullseye-with-mumbai-sports/16474173
7 year old raped as accused tries to seek revenge

The Dharavi police has arrested a 26-year-old man for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl to take revenge on her father over an old dispute. The... ...

http://www.asianage.com/mumbai/7-year-old-raped-accused-tries-seek-revenge-207

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