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Photos: Dharavi, Redesigned!

Cup. Bat. What are the images that come to mind when you think of them? Those, say Amsterdam-based artists Jorge Mañes Rubio and Amanda Pinatih, are the very images they want to challenge.......

Meet the go-getters of Dharavi

Even as plans to redevelop Dharavi continue to gather dust in government files, its young residents have chalked their own course and chosen to fly high. Hepzi Anthony recounts a few inspiring......

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......

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......

Sanjay Leela Bhansali: Picture perfectionist!

'Sometimes the cast wouldn't come together; sometimes I wasn't in a position at the box office to make this film. But I didn't give up,' Sanjay Leela Bhansali tells Avantika Bhuyan after Bajirao......

Meet India's Olympics swimming hopeful

'To win a medal at the Olympics you need 12 to 15 Virdhawals and Sejwals.''We lack a swimming culture.''Countries like the US, Australia, France and China are powerhouses, with access to the best......
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Dadar box drain to debut next monsoon

In the wake of persistent waterlogging in areas around Dadar and Parel despite the newly-commissioned Britannia pumping station, the BMC has come... ...

http://www.asianage.com/mumbai/dadar-box-drain-debut-next-monsoon-214
BKC plots auction dates postponed

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has not received a single bid after it had put its Rs 1,475 crore plot measuring... ...

http://www.asianage.com/mumbai/bkc-plots-auction-dates-postponed-200
Shiv Sena opposes Dharavi Re-development project

By Accommodation Times News Service The Dharavi Redevelopment Project is likely to be next most heated discussion between the ruling MCGM parties... ...

http://accommodationtimes.com/shiv-sena-opposes-dharavi-re-development-project/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=shiv-sena-opposes-dharavi-re-development-project
Dharavi crematorium in ramshackle condition

"The roof above one of the pyres has cracked and rainwater falls directly on the fire, preventing the bodies from burning. Thus, we sometimes ask... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-dharavi-crematorium-in-ramshackle-condition-2227523
Five hectare man-made forest in Dharavi on anvil

At present, the work of digging 5,000 pits and setting proper soil for roots is going at a frantic pace, even as officials clarified that they have... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-five-hectare-man-made-forest-in-dharavi-on-anvil-2226696

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