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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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Made in Pondy goes online now

Comment · print · T T T+· T- Handicrafts on display at one of the earlier exhibitions in Puducherry.— Photo: S.S. Kumar Customers... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/puducherry/made-in-pondy-goes-online-now/article7163848.ece?ref=tpnews
More skeletons tumble from the cupboard...

Crime Branch after another big drug lord, cops connected to Baby Patankar Samuels, the notorious drug peddler arrested for supplying... ...

http://www.afternoondc.in/city-news/more-skeletons-tumble-from-the-cupboard/article_137696
Two held in Mumbai for gold robbery on highway

NASHIK: The Nashik (rural) police on Wednesday made the first arrest in the Rs 16.28 crore gold heist on Mumbai-Agra highway last week. A team of... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nashik/Two-held-in-Mumbai-for-gold-robbery-on-highway/articleshow/47102136.cms
Ravi Varma art now in demand

Oil painting of Arjuna and Subhadra On this day, 167 years ago, was born a genius called Ravi Varma in Kerala. But even today auctioneers and... ...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/150429/lifestyle-booksart/article/ravi-varma-art-now-demand
Best plan from the BEST

12:14 am Chalks out plan for uninterrupted power supply to city consumers Mumbai : Following instances of power tripping in several regions of the... ...

http://www.freepressjournal.in/best-plan-from-the-best/

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