Dharavi

  • Mumbai: 3-year-old girl kidnapped, raped January 23, 2013

    Mumbai: A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped after being kidnapped by an unidentified person in Dharavi area of central Mumbai, the police said on Wednesday. The victim was playing with her friends outside her house at a transit camp in Dharavi slum on Tuesday night. But, when her mother came...
  • Sudhir Mishra's women are towers of strength January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: What happened in Delhi on December 16, 2012 shocked the entire nation and started a debate about women security and the factors responsible for the moral degradation of culprits involved in such heinous crimes. Some analysts pointed towards the role films play in invoking such a situation. Critics of...
  • 13 books to add to your reading list January 31, 2013

    1. Dharavi, [multiple authors], HarperCollins Dharavi is arguably Mumbai's largest problem and its greatest opportunity. This collection demands attention as much for its topic as its contributors, who include Jerry Pinto, Sonia Faleiro, Hussain Zaidi and Anne Zaidi. 2. Voices of Dissent, Soli Sorabjee, Roli Soli Sorabjee has been a regular voice of...
  • Mumbai: Asia's largest slum Dharavi to get a makeover November 2, 2012

    Mumbai: Very soon the face of Asia's largest slum Dharavi is going to change. Maharashtra Government has decided to redevelop the slum. The slum which is spread over 550 acres will be divided into 5 sectors and high rise building would be constructed. Dharavi has been used by filmmakers to bring...
  • Mumbai: Now, Dharavi residents want 400-sq ft houses August 13, 2012

    Mumbai: The redevelopment of Dharavi slums has hit another roadblock. Now, a group of residents under the banner of Dharavi Bachao Andolan (DBA) is demanding that every inhabitant in Dharavi must be given a 400 sq-ft house against the 300 sq-ft ascertained by the state government. The organisation formed by...
  • Stories of people with big dreams for Dharavi June 27, 2012

    Written by Rashmi Bansal, Deepak Gandhi and Dee Gandhi 'Poor Little Rich Slum' is book with stories of little people who make up the big idea of Dharavi. Here's an extract from the book: Chapter 6: Factory of Dreams "I never knew English…now I have my own Facebook page." Every room in Dharavi is...
  • Mumbai: 150 poisoned by toxic colours hospitalised March 9, 2012

    Mumbai: Holi celebrations took a tragic turn in Mumbai on Thursday. For more than 150 families in Mumbai's Dharavi it was certainly not a happy Holi after their children were admitted to Sion Hospital for colour poisoning. The hospital saw a steady stream of children and young adults who complained of...
  • Mumbai: Dharavi re-development set to take off January 4, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Tuesday paved the way for a massive development of central Mumbai's Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, made famous by the Oscar Award winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" and Gregory David Roberts novel "Shantaram." Announcing amendments to the state's Development Control Rules (DCR), making the project a time-bound possibility,...
  • Finally, Mumbai's Dharavi slum to get a makeover February 23, 2011

    Mumbai: The Rs 15000 crore face lift for Mumbai's slum cluster of Dharavi is yet to take off even though seven years have passed since the scheme was announced. The project is likely to start by the end of 2011. The makeover of the sprawling Dharavi slums has got a new...
  • Forbes India: Dharavi on drawing board again November 2, 2009

    With only seven remaining bidders left to compete for the rights to the redevelopment of the highly controversial Dharavi project, Forbes India has now learnt the entire scheme may be considered for an overhaul. According to information gathered from highly placed government sources, the experts committee overseeing the project is...
  • Dharavi kids celebrate Slumdog Millionaire's Oscar win February 24, 2009

    Friends of Rubina and Azhar, who acted in Slumdog Millionaire, at Mumbai's Dharavi slums were overjoyed after the film swept the Oscars. "We are very happy for them. We hope they do better and rise even more," they said about Rubina and Azhar. ...
  • Mumbai slum dances in joy at Slumdog's Oscar glory February 23, 2009

    Mumbai: Dharavi erupted in joy and hundreds of its slum dwellers woke before dawn and stayed glued to handful of TV sets on Monday as Slumdog Millionaire scooped eight Oscar awards. As one entered the filthy and cramped 535-acre slum where lakhs lived in a square kilometre area in its narrow...
  • Slumdog Millionaire boosts Mumbai's slum tourism February 22, 2009

    New Delhi: For Vancouver-based art dealer Richard Trout, Dharavi is an amazing tourist spot. He watched Slumdog Millionaire a month ago and is now in Mumbai for five days making his way through the dingy bylanes of the Asia's largest shantytown - 175-acre Dharavi, home to more than 6,00,000 people. The urban...
  • Slumdog Millionaire boosts Mumbai's slum tourism January 30, 2009

    Mumbai: With the success of Slumdog Millionaire, the curiosity about Mumbai's slums, particularly Dharavi - Asia's biggest slum has greatly increased. Krishna Pujari, a tour operator from Reality Tours fields dozens of questions about the movie and life in Mumbai's slums, as he takes interested tourists on slum trips. "People...
  • Father sets police on son, gets more than bargained April 2, 2008

    Mumbai: Sixty-six-year-old Mohammad Mustaqeem Khan is a man of principles and stands by the law of the land. What he did not anticipate though is that it would entail paying a price. Two years ago, in a drugged stupor, his son Moin brought home an 18-month-old infant and not knowing what would...
  • Mumbai to swank up Dharavi, make it biz hub March 5, 2008

    Mumbai: As a plane lands in India's financial and film capital, slums are usually the first view of Mumbai. Endless row of slums and among them the biggest in Asia — Dharavi — spread across 530 acres and home to more than 6,00,000 people. Dharavi also sits on some of...
  • Lookahead: What's making news today January 8, 2008

    Here's a look at what else is going to make news later in the day. ...
  • Rising land rates lure realtors to world's largest slum August 31, 2007

    Mumbai: Dost Mohammed is smiling in anticipation. After two decades of living in the Dharavi, one of the world's biggest slums spread across more than 500 acres, Mohammed might get a proper flat. It's the big dream of the Rs 9,250 crore Dharavi redevelopment scheme - 225 sq ft flats...
  • Mumbai child molester in police net June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The Mumai police arrested a middle-aged man from the Worli area of the metropolis on Friday for indulging in unnatural sexual acts with some minor boys. Three cases, including one of molestation and two of unnatural sex with minors, have been registered at Dharavi police station against the 45-year-old...
  • Global firms to develop Asian slum June 17, 2007

    Mumbai: I S Chahal is the man who is in charge of changing the face of Mumbai. The IAS officer will put together the global tender for development in one of Asia's largest slum, Dharavi. Dharavi is home to more than 57,000 families living in absolute squalor. All that might...
  • One toilet for 1,440 people at Dharavi November 19, 2006

    Dharavi, Mumbai: Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum township, sits bang in the middle of mega-city Mumbai. It’s a city aspiring to be Shanghai. One-third of its population has no access to clean drinking water and two-thirds of its denizens, who live in slums, attend to nature’s call in such a way that...