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This pottery hub resembles an anachronism more than a slum.
Mumbai lives for you, even if you don't intend on returning the favour.
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Drawing lessons from women frontline workers' everyday negotiations of gender-based violence.
Those visiting Dharavi can get can get offers from nearby shops on their phone without an app
The versatile and healthy idli is ubiquitous and has achieved widespread popularity. But, and some might find this surprising, it was nothing more than a regional specialty up until the '70s and even '80s, when it was confined largely to south Indian households. How did it manage to cross geographical boundaries and become an everyday staple across India? Vikram Doctor finds out in this episode of The Real Food Podcast.
Dharavi, like many other slums, mirrors our own social prejudices and stereotypes of poverty. By making up our minds about the lives of its people, we aren't just ignoring their voices, we're stripping them of the agency they deserve. The one-dimensional lens of the tourism industry doesn't help either.