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Dharavi Slum, Mumbai  

Dharavi Slum, Mumbai

The biggest in Asia, with 1 million people and an annual turnover of US $665 million per year.
A hardening of the heart in the land of the economic miracle.

March 4th 2006
To the casual observer the engine behind the world's 3rd largest economy might well appear to be India's numerous hawkers, con-men and beggars, the persistance of whom would please any hard-nosed western capitalist. Of course, in the Britain of Norman Tebbit and John Major, beggars were either indolent miscreants too lazy to get on their bikes to look for the jobs that, unskilled and with no emplo ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
13th September 2010

The picture of this slub and the imagination that men inhabits the place and raise children in that environment is simply incredible
10th November 2010

Dear, friends its so horrible to see the back side of MUMBAI means the DHARAVI no matter to see its a black spot on MUMBAI so pity on the person s living in DHARAVI what they think they should not deserve this.
23rd November 2010

the goverment should do something how can they live wid this?
6th December 2010

in mumbai dharavi teaching peoples how is life running . everything in mumbai cheep / high excpence if youn have one rupee running life if you billion or running life the place that the mumbai
22nd December 2010

truth is wonderfull
reflection of economic growth implies what?
27th January 2011

Hey, I needed a photo of Dharavi for my blog and used this one. If you have anything against it, please let me know, I will delete it immediately. Cheers! Ola (
19th June 2011

wow ,after watching slumdog millionaire,i just could not believe what i was seeing.though iv'e seen when the 700 club do some of their shows on this type of living conditions,still seeing the movie just moved me greatly.i have been thinking about this for days.this to me is so and why would any human have to live like these is beyond reasoning .humans,humanity living like this.when animals live god be the glory for even beeing poor in america.for even the project is better.
9th April 2012

there happy
the slum dwellers actually like to live in there make-shift houses because they say its culture!!! the developers need to take into account that they actually like it there!

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