Dharavi: Why not make the invisible, visible?

The collection of Waste

“Mumbai is a crowd. Dharavi, with people oozing out of every crack and countless quarters of artisans and small industries, is often referred to as the throbbing heart of the city” –  V.S. Naipaul

By Pinky Chandran

Born and brought up in Bombay, like other Mumbaikars, I took Dharavi for granted. It was a place that one just passed by, either in disdain or disgust. Stories of the Underworld and mafia dominated the narratives of Dharavi. It was the go-to place for people who came to Mumbai with dreams of a better life, but chose to stay there or the surrounding areas for the cheaper rentals. Continue reading “Dharavi: Why not make the invisible, visible?”

Garbage crisis and Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan


By Sandya Narayana

Garbage crisis, the veritable hot potato, is still too hot to handle and is still moving hand to hand . With every new person who comes into the system to handle it, one is hopeful, but seems like the garbage crisis gets the better of them and leaves them singed from the experience. Even the High Court which did an admirable job of holding the hot potato well for a while , seems to have retreated into a cooling period. Continue reading “Garbage crisis and Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan”